Anterra Energy Inc.
TSX VENTURE : AE.A
OTCQX : ATERF

Anterra Energy Inc.

November 26, 2014 08:00 ET

Anterra Energy Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 26, 2014) - Anterra Energy Inc. ("Anterra" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:AE.A)(OTCQX:ATERF) announces its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014. Selected information presented below should be read in conjunction with the Company's unaudited financial statements and related management discussion and analysis filed with the Canadian regulatory authorities and available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.anterraenergy.com.

Dr. Gang Fang, President and CEO of Anterra, stated: "Our results for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 reflect the full nine month impact of the two strategic transactions conducted in 2013: the corporate acquisition of Terrex Energy Inc. in March, and the Nipisi property acquisition in December. Largely as a result of these acquisitions, our production increased 73% over the first nine months of 2013 and generated funds flow from operations of $2.6 million. Unfortunately, otherwise satisfactory results for the third quarter were severely impacted by pipeline failures at Nipisi."

Pipe Line Failures

The Company experienced two pipeline failures at Nipisi during the third quarter of 2014 that resulted in the Company incurring significant spill clean-up and remediation costs. Expenditures of $1.9 million were incurred, before expected recoveries, which together with associated production disruptions and declining commodity prices were major contributors to the net loss of $2.4 million reported for the quarter and a working capital deficiency of $3.9 million, excluding bank debt, at September 30, 2014. Clean-up and remediation activities are ongoing and will also impact fourth quarter results.

Highlights

Three months ended September 30, 2014

  • Production averaged 598 barrels of oil equivalent (boe), 90% oil and liquids, an increase of 47% over average production of 406 boe per day, 73% oil and liquids, in the third quarter of 2013.
  • Light and medium crude oil production averaged 515 barrels of oil (bbls) per day, an increase of 82% from 283 bbls per day reported for the second quarter of 2013.
  • Total revenue was $5.5 million, an increase of 57% from total revenue of $3.5 million in the second quarter of 2013.
  • Oil and gas revenue increased to $4.7 million from $2.5 million for the second quarter of 2013.

Nine months ended September 30, 2014

  • Total revenue was $18.7 million, an increase of 97% from total revenue of $9.5 million in the first nine months of 2013.
  • Funds flow for the nine months ended September 30, 2014 was $2.6 million, an increase of $2.0 million over funds flow of $0.6 million reported for the comparable period in 2013.

Summary of Financial and Operating Results

Three months ended Sept. 30 Nine months ended Sept. 30
2014 2013 2014 2013
Financial (unaudited)
Oil and gas sales $4,701,942 2,469,024 $16,072,863 7,067,080
Midstream revenue 816,456 766,095 2,667,156 2,189,194
Funds flow from operations(1) 100,012 226,690 2,598,509 580,412
Per share basic & diluted 0.0002 0.0005 0.005 0.002
Net income (loss) (2,354,633) (584,159) (2,319,407) (818,613)
Per share basic & diluted (0.005) (0.001) (0.005) (0.001)
Capital Expenditures 2,283,374 1,397,504 3,924,972 12,475,865
Net debt(1) 16,624,307 1,010,042 16,624,307 1,010,042
Net debt to annualized funds flow(1) 4.8 : 1 1.3 : 1
Property, plant and equipment 73,102,544 50,350,708 73,102,544 50,350,708
Exploration and evaluation assets 386,667 4,521,200 386,667 4,521,200
Shareholders' equity 31,366,970 39,945,832 31,366,970 39,945,832
Operating
Average production
Light and medium crude oil, bbls/d 515 283 570 260
Natural gas, mcf/d 341 652 407 639
NGLs, bbls/d 25 14 26 17
Boe/d 598 406 664 384
% Oil and NGLs 90% 73% 90% 72%
Average realized price
Light and medium crude oil, $/bbl 94.07 94.83 96.92 86.61
Natural gas, $/mcf 4.27 3.53 5.33 3.72
NGLs, $/bbl 47.42 62.73 55.70 58.34
Oil and gas field netback(1)$/ boe
Oil and gas sales 85.42 73.99 88.76 67.44
Royalties 21.54 14.44 21.60 11.01
Operating and transportation expense 54.95 41.97 426.43 40.42
Operating netback 8.93 17.58 20.73 15.14
Midstream net operating revenue 351,418 406,605 1,314,506 1,267,828
(1) Funds flow from operations, net debt, net debt to annualized funds flow, and field netback are non GAAP measures. See Reader Advisories.

About Anterra Energy Inc.

Anterra is an independent oil focused junior exploration and production company with an expanding presence in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. The Company is actively engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas complemented by the operation of fee-based midstream facilities. Anterra is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, is listed and trades on the TSX-V under the symbol "AE.A" and trades on OTCQX International under the symbol "ATERF". Additional information is available on the Company's website at www.anterraenergy.com.

Reader Advisories

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this News Release.

Forward-Looking Information

Certain information in this News Release constitutes forward-looking statements or information (collectively referred to herein as "forward-looking statements") within the meaning of applicable securities legislation. Forward-looking statements are usually identified by the words "believe", "anticipate", "expect", "plan", "estimate", "target", "continue", "could", "intend", "may", "potential", "predict", "should", "will", "objective", "project", "forecast", "goal", "guidance", "outlook", "effort", "seeks", "schedule" or expressions of a similar nature suggesting future outcome or statements regarding an outlook. In particular, forward-looking statements include:

Statements relating to Anterra's ongoing spill clean-up and remediation activities.

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and the reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as there can be no assurances that the assumptions, plans, initiatives or expectations upon which they are based will occur. In addition, forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by forward-looking statements. Such factors include, among others: general economic and business conditions; the price of and demand for oil and natural gas and their effect on the economics of oil and gas exploration; fluctuations in currency and interest rates and their effect on projected profitability of the Company's operations; the ability of the Company to implement its business strategy, including exploration and development plans; the impact of competition and in particular the ability of the Company to maintain its land position in a competitive leasing environment; the availability and cost of seismic, drilling, completions and other equipment; the Company's ability to secure adequate transportation and markets for any oil or gas discovered; drilling and operating hazards and other difficulties inherent in the exploration for and production and sale of oil and natural gas; the availability and cost of financing; the success of any exploration and development undertaken; actions by governmental authorities; and, changes in government regulations and the expenditures required to comply with them (including, but not limited to, the changes in taxes or the royalty or other share of production taken by governmental authorities). Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should any of the Company's assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary in material respects from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of risks, uncertainties and other factors is not exhaustive. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are dependent on other factors, and the Company's course of action would depend on its assessment of the future considering all information then available. All forward-looking statements in this MD&A are expressly qualified in their entirety by these cautionary statements. Except as required by law, the Company assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements should circumstances or management's estimates or opinions change.

Non-GAAP Measures

This news release makes reference to terms commonly used in the petroleum and natural gas industry including funds flow from operations, funds from operations per share, net debt, net debt to annualized funds flow, and field netback. Such terms do not have a standard meaning as prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") and therefore may not be comparable with the determination of similar measures for other entities. These measures are identified as non-GAAP measures and are used by management to analyze operating performance and leverage. These measures should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful, than cash flow from/used in operating activities or net income (loss) as determined in accordance with IFRS.

BOE Presentation

Production volumes and reserves are commonly expressed on a barrel of oil equivalent ("boe") basis whereby natural gas volumes are converted at the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of gas equal to one barrel of oil, based on an energy equivalency at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. Used in isolation, barrels of oil equivalent may be misleading.

Contact Information

  • Dr. Gang Fang
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Telephone: (403) 215-2383
    Facsimile: (403) 261-6601
    E-mail: fangg@anterraenergy.com

    Norm Knecht CA
    Vice President Finance and CFO
    Telephone: (403) 215-3286
    Facsimile: (403) 261-6601
    E-mail: norm.knecht@anterraenergy.com