Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.
TSX : CAZ
AIM : CAZA

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

November 13, 2015 02:00 ET

Caza Oil & Gas Announces Third Quarter Results And Recent Events

HOUSTON, TEXAS--(Marketwired - Nov. 13, 2015) - Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") (TSX:CAZ) (AIM:CAZA) provides its unaudited financial results for the three-months ended September 30, 2015 ("Q3 2015" or the "Quarter"). The Company's revenues are down, owing to lower commodity prices during the period and reduced production volumes as a result of the Company's prudent decision to cut back on capital expenditures until operational costs adjust to appropriately reflect the current pricing environment and/or prices rebound allowing for greater return on investment.

Unaudited Third Quarter Financial Results

  • Caza's revenues from oil and natural gas sales decreased 32% to US$1,996,350 compared to US$2,941,812 in Q2 2015. This also represents a decrease of 72% for Q3 2015 from US$7,244,752 for the comparative period in 2014.
  • Adjusted EBITDA decreased 32% to US$2,513,206 compared to US$3,721,726 in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 44% for Q3 2015 from an adjusted EBITDA of US$4,514,389 for the comparative period in 2014.
  • Caza's oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) production decreased 21% to 46,323 bbls compared to 58,847 bbls in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 47% for Q3 2015 from 87,901 bbls for the comparative period in 2014.
  • The Company's oil and NGL production increased to 85% of the Company's combined oil and natural gas production in Q3 2015 from 79% in Q3 2014, which is a slight decrease from 87% in Q2 2015.
  • Caza's natural gas production decreased 6% to 50,027 Mcf compared to 53,060 Mcf in Q2 2015. This also represents a decrease of 64% for Q3 2015 from 140,402 Mcf for the comparative period in 2014.
  • Average net production volumes decreased 20% to 594Boe/d compared to 744 Boe/d in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 51% for Q3 2015 from 1,210 Boe/d for the comparative period in 2014.
  • Operating net back decreased 35% to US$19.31 compared to US$29.52 in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 62% for Q3 2015 from US$51.43 for the comparative period in 2014.
  • The average oil price received by Caza decreased 21% to US$39.79 per bbl compared to US$50.36 per bbl in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 52% during Q3 2015 from US$83.04 per bbl during the comparative period in 2014.
  • The average natural gas price received by Caza increased 2% to US$3.04 per Mcf compared to US$2.99 per Mcf in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 16% during Q3 2015 from US$3.62 per Mcf during the comparative period in 2014.
  • The average combined price received by Caza in Q3 2015 decreased 16% to US$36.52 per Boe compared to US$43.46 per Boe in Q2 2015. This represents a decrease of 44% during Q3 2015 from US$65.09 per Boe during the comparative period in 2014.
  • Caza had a cash and cash equivalents balance of US$1,807,338 as of September 30, 2015 compared to US$2,438,024 at June 30, 2015. The Company has drawn an aggregate of US$45MM from the Note Purchase Agreement with Apollo Investment Corporation, an investment fund managed by Apollo Investment Management.

Third Quarter Recent Events

  • On September 30, 2015, the Company and Apollo Investment Corporation ("Apollo"), an investment fund managed by Apollo Investment Management, executed a Forbearance and Reservation of Rights Agreement (the "Forbearance Agreement"), pursuant to which Apollo agreed, subject to certain customary limitations and conditions, to forbear from exercising certain of its rights and remedies under that certain Note Purchase Agreement (the "Note Agreement") dated May 23, 2013, between Apollo and Caza, with respect to the Company's breach of certain financial and other covenants until October 31, 2015, subject to earlier termination.
  • On October 30, 2015, the Company and Apollo executed an Amended and Restated Forbearance and Reservation of Rights Agreement (the "Amended Forbearance Agreement"), which replaced the Forbearance Agreement in its entirety, and pursuant to which Apollo agreed, subject to certain customary limitations and conditions, to forbear from exercising certain of its rights and remedies under the Note Agreement with respect to the Company's breach of certain financial and other covenants until November 30, 2015, subject to earlier termination. The Amended Forbearance Agreement provides that if Apollo determines in its sole discretion that the Company and its operating subsidiary are not diligently pursuing a transaction substantially similar to the Potential Transaction (see below for details of the Potential Transaction) during the forbearance period, Apollo may, by three days' advance written notice, shorten the forbearance period so that it ends on the latter of November 15, 2015, or the third day after such notice is delivered.
  • As announced on October 1, 2015, and November 2, 2015, the Company is in advanced discussions with a third party regarding a potential equity financing of the Company (the "Potential Transaction"). In connection with such discussions, the Company has agreed to a short period of exclusivity with such counterparty. The proposed terms of the Potential Transaction are subject to, among other things, continued negotiation, a due diligence period, board approval, and the entry of the parties into definitive agreements. Given the number of conditions to the consummation of the Potential Transaction, there can be no certainty that the Potential Transaction will be concluded on acceptable terms. Furthermore, although the Company has had the continued support of Apollo during the course of these discussions, there can be no certainty that the Potential Transaction will close or that Apollo will continue to grant ongoing forbearance.

If the Potential Transaction is consummated, it is likely to take the form of an equity investment in the Company which, given the current oil and gas commodity pricing environment, is likely to subject the Company's existing shareholders to significant dilution.

Copies of the Company's unaudited financial statements for the third quarter ended September 30, 2015, and the accompanying management's discussion and analysis are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and the Company's website at www.cazapetro.com.

About Caza

Caza is engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of hydrocarbons in the following regions of the United States of America through its subsidiary, Caza Petroleum, Inc.: Permian Basin (Southeast New Mexico and West Texas) and Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast (on-shore).

The Toronto Stock Exchange has neither approved nor disapproved the information contained herein.

In accordance with AIM Rules - Guidance Note for Mining, Oil and Gas Companies, the information contained in this announcement has been reviewed and approved by Anthony B. Sam, Vice President Operations of Caza who is a Petroleum Engineer and a member of The Society of Petroleum Engineers.

ADVISORY STATEMENT

Information in this news release that is not current or historical factual information may constitute forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws. Such information is often, but not always, identified by the use of words such as "seek", "anticipate", "plan", "schedule", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "predict", "potential", "intend", "could", "might", "should", "believe", "develop", "test", "anticipation" and similar expressions. In particular, information regarding production revenue, future drilling or completion operations, additional drilling targets, future drilling activity in the Bone Springs play, the ability to take advantage of price realignments or changes in commodity prices, production and revenue growth, available sources of financing, the completion of any transactions, or the terms thereof, under negotiation contained in this news release constitutes forward-looking information within the meaning of securities laws.

Implicit in this information, are assumptions regarding the future budgets and costs, success and timing of drilling operations, rig availability, projected production, revenue and expenses, future commodity prices and drilling costs, well performance and the ability to successfully negotiate and obtain financing on acceptable terms. These assumptions, although considered reasonable by the Company at the time of preparation, may prove to be incorrect. Readers are cautioned that actual future operations, operating results, availability of financing and economic performance of the Company are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including general economic, market and business conditions and could differ materially from what is currently expected as set out above.

For more exhaustive information on these risks and uncertainties you should refer to the Company's most recently filed annual information form which is available at www.sedar.com and the Company's website at www.cazapetro.com. You should not place undue importance on forward-looking information and should not rely upon this information as of any other date. While we may elect to, we are under no obligation and do not undertake to update this information at any particular time except as may be required by securities laws.

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Financial Position

(Unaudited) (In United States Dollars)

September 30,
2015
December 31,
2014
Assets
Current
Cash and cash equivalents (Note 7 (c)) $1,807,338 $5,160,943
Restricted cash (Note 10) 415,846 428,614
Accounts receivable 1,832,266 7,531,803
Derivative assets (Note 9) 2,252,336 6,031,350
Prepaid and other 483,622 650,507
6,791,408 19,803,217
Exploration and evaluation assets (Note 2) 7,186,973 6,247,564
Petroleum and natural gas properties and equipment (Note 3) 49,890,520 70,914,961
$63,868,901 $96,965,742
Liabilities
Current
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
$5,852,317

$21,356,234
Notes payable (Note 11) 43,221,927 42,366,370
Derivative liabilities (Notes 10) 123,154 292,088
Decommissioning liabilities (Note 4) - 95,500
49,197,398 64,110,192
Notes payable (Note 12) 3,604,390 -
Decommissioning liabilities (Note 4) 1,374,186 1,508,155
54,175,974 65,618,347
Total Equity
Share capital (Note 5(b)) 90,964,254 90,326,588
Warrants (Note 5(b)) 156,365 156,365
Share based compensation reserve 11,175,515 11,091,817
Deficit (87,189,264 ) (67,061,796 )
Equity attributable to owners of the Company 15,106,870 34,512,974
Non-controlling interests (5,413,943 ) (3,165,579 )
Total equity 9,692,927 31,347,395
$63,868,901 $96,965,742

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements and note 1 concerning going concern

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Net Loss and Comprehensive Loss

(Unaudited) (In United States Dollars)

Three months ended
September 30,
Nine months ended
September 30
,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Revenues
Petroleum and natural gas $1,996,350 $7,244,752 $8,305,376 $18,122,308
Interest income 140 3 403 179
1,996,490 7,244,755 8,305,779 18,122,487
Expenses (Income)
Production 940,526 1,520,217 3,028,947 3,958,564
General and administrative 1,236,731 1,304,113 3,593,544 4,207,853
Depletion and depreciation (Note 3) 1,417,752 2,392,364 4,972,897 5,800,461
Financing costs (Note 13) 2,228,602 1,896,472 5,697,062 5,040,372
Other expense (income) (66,858 ) 217,191 (161,169 ) (452,494 )
Exploration and evaluation impairment (Note 2) - - - 322,752
Development and producing impairment (Note 3) 17,451,220 - 17,451,220 -
Loss on disposal of assets - 8,710,713 (509,445 ) 8,710,713
Realized loss on risk management contracts (Note 9) (2,673,112 ) 101,453 (7,170,459 ) 521,066
Unrealized loss (gain) on risk management contracts (Note 9) (747,101 ) (1,153,996 ) 3,779,014 (25,664 )
19,787,760 14,988,527 30,681,611 28,083,624
Net loss and comprehensive loss $(17,791,270 ) $(7,743,772 ) $(22,375,832 ) $(9,961,135 )
Attributable to:
Owners of the Company (16,119,712 ) (6,958,204 ) (20,127,468 ) (8,907,341 )
Non-controlling interests (1,671,558 ) (785,568 ) (2,248,364 ) (1,053,794 )
$(174,791,270 ) $(7,743,772 ) $(22,375,832 ) $(9,961,135 )
Net loss per share
- basic and diluted ($) (0.07 ) (0.04 ) (0.09 ) (0.05 )
Weighted average shares outstanding
- basic and diluted (1) 247,072,290 214,210,273 242,082,533 207,564,037
(1) The options and warrants have been excluded from the diluted loss per share computation as they are anti-dilutive

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited) (In United States Dollars)

For the nine month periods ended September 30, 2015 2014
OPERATING
Net loss $(22,375,832 ) $(9,961,135 )
Adjustments for items not affecting cash:
Depletion and depreciation 4,972,897 5,800,461
Unwinding of the discount (Note 4) 27,136 26,542
Share-based compensation 125,506 371,290
Non-cash financing costs 1,245,787 1,460,699
Unrealized currency gain 12,768 13,917
Unrealized loss (gain) on risk management contracts 3,779,014 (25,664 )
Exploration and evaluation impairment - 322,752
Impairment of petroleum and natural gas properties 17,451,220 -
(Gain)/Loss on disposal of assets (509,445 ) 8,710,713
Interest income (403 ) (179 )
Changes in derivative liabilities and other (210,738 ) (864,522 )
Changes in non-cash working capital (Note 7(a)) 2,951,861 (6,345,906 )
Cash flows from / (used in) operating activities 7,469,771 (491,032 )
FINANCING
Proceeds from issuance of shares - 9,368,418
Proceeds from the issuance of notes payable and warrants (Note 12) 4,000,000 10,000,000
Note principal payments (98,416 ) (1,505,149 )
Finance costs paid (Notes 12 and 13) (49,759 ) (740,000 )
Interest received 403 179
Changes in non-cash working capital (Note 7(a)) 150,196 (229,903 )
Cash flow from financing activities 4,002,424 16,893,545
INVESTING
Exploration and evaluation expenditures (Note 2) (1,845,021 ) (28,804,776 )
Development and production expenditures (Note 3) (719,502 ) (311,015 )
Purchase of office furniture and equipment (Note 3) - (47,942 )
Proceeds from sale of assets 478,274 1,555,000
Changes in non-cash working capital (Note 7(a)) (12,739,551 ) 117,100
Cash flows used in investing activities (14,825,800 ) (27,491,633 )
INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS (3,353,605 ) (11,089,120 )
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, BEGINNING OF PERIOD 5,160,943 18,495,086
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS, END OF PERIOD $1,807,338 $7,405,966

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Changes in Equity

(In United States Dollars)

For the nine month periods ended September 30, 2015 2014
Share Capital
Balance, beginning of period $90,326,588 $77,967,487
Common shares issued 637,666 12,359,101
Balance, end of period 90,964,254 90,326,588
Warrants
Balance, beginning of period 156,365 156,365
Issued - -
Balance, end of period 156,365 156,365
Share based compensation reserve
Balance, beginning of period 11,091,817 10,480,968
Share-based compensation 83,697 371,290
Balance, end of period 11,175,515 10,852,258
Deficit
Balance, beginning of period (67,061,796 ) (60,759,064 )
Net loss allocated to the owners of the Company (20,127,468 ) (8,907,341 )
Balance, end of period (87,189,264 ) (69,666,405 )
Non-Controlling Interests
Balance, beginning of period (3,165,579 ) (2,403,833 )
Net loss allocated to non-controlling interests (2,248,364 ) (1,053,794 )
Balance, end of period (5,413,943 ) (3,457,627 )
Total Equity $9,692,927 $28,211,179

See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements

1. Basis of Presentation and Going Concern Discussion

Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza" or the "Company") was incorporated under the laws of British Columbia on June 9, 2006 for the purposes of acquiring shares of Caza Petroleum, Inc. ("Caza Petroleum"). The Company and its subsidiaries are engaged in the exploration for and the development, production and acquisition of, petroleum and natural gas reserves. The Company's common shares are listed for trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange trading as the symbol "CAZ" and AIM stock exchange "AIM" as the symbol "CAZA". The corporate headquarters of the Company is located at 10077 Grogan's Mill Road, Suite 200, The Woodlands, Texas 77380 and the registered office of the Company is located at Suite 2300, 550 Burrard Street Vancouver, British Columbia, V6C 2B5.

The condensed consolidated financial statements (the "Financial Statements") were prepared in accordance with IAS 34 - Interim Financial Reporting using accounting policies consistent with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"). Caza's presentation currency is the United States ("U.S.") dollar as the majority of its transactions are denominated in this currency.

These Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the Company's audited annual consolidated financial statements as at and for the year ended December 31, 2014, which outline the Company's significant accounting policies in Note 2 thereto, as well as the Company's critical accounting judgments and key sources of estimation uncertainty, which have been applied consistently in these Financial Statements. The note disclosure requirements of annual consolidated financial statements provide additional disclosures to that required for the Financial Statements.

These condensed consolidated financial statements were approved for issuance by the Board of Directors on November 10, 2015.

For the nine month period ended September 30, 2015 the Company incurred a net loss of $22,375,832 (year ended December 31, 2014 - net loss of $7,064,478). The Company also had a net working capital deficit of $42,405,990 (December 31, 2014 - $44,306,975) and accumulated deficit of $87,189,264 (December 31, 2014 - $67,061,796). These factors result in a material uncertainty which casts significant doubt upon the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

Please see Note 11 for a discussion on the Company's covenants. Due to current economic conditions and prices, compliance of financial covenants is highly dependent on realized oil pricing in 2015. The Company is currently not in compliance with all financial covenants and sustained low WTI prices could cause the Company to not be in compliance with all financial covenants through 2015. The Company is proactive in managing debt levels and seeking out other financing alternatives to be able to be in compliance with its financial covenants. Please see note 14 for additional information.

These financial statements have been prepared on a going concern basis, under which the Company is assumed to be able to realize its assets and discharge its liabilities in the normal course of operations. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to raise capital, restructure its debt, maintain positive cash flow and/or the continued support of its lenders. There is no certainty that such events will occur and that sources of financing will be obtained on terms acceptable to management. These material uncertainties cast significant doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.

These consolidated financial statements do not reflect adjustments that would be necessary if the going concern assumptions were not appropriate. If the going concern basis was not appropriate for these consolidated financial statements, then adjustments would be necessary in the carrying value of property and equipment, liabilities, the reported expenses, and the classifications used in the statement of financial position. Such adjustments could be material.

2. Exploration and evaluation assets

September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Balance, beginning of period $6,247,564 $7,843,846
Additions to exploration and evaluation assets 1,845,021 38,773,781
Transfers to petroleum and natural gas properties and equipment (901,443 ) (39,198,678 )
Other adjustments (4,169 ) -
Disposals - (125,510 )
Impairment - (1,045,875 )
Balance, end of period $7,186,973 $6,247,564

During the period ended December 31, 2014, the Company impaired expired leases in the amount of $1,045,875 relating to expiring leasehold in Southern Louisiana and East Texas and the plugging of the CML 35 State 3H non-operated well located in New Mexico.

3. Petroleum and natural gas properties and equipment

Cost Development & Production ("D&P") Assets Corporate Assets

Total
Balance, December 31, 2013 $73,541,238 $830,076 $74,371,314
Additions 2,817,135 48,558 2,865,693
Disposal of assets (29,428,930 ) - (29,428,930 )
Transfers from E&E 39,198,678 - 39,198,678
Balance, December 31, 2014 86,128,121 878,634 87,006,755
Additions 719,502 - 719,502
Disposal of assets (5,027,801 ) - (5,027,801 )
Other adjustments (68,641 ) - (68,641 )
Transfers from E&E 901,443 - 901,443
Balance, September 30, 2015 $82,652,624 $878,634 $83,531,258
Accumulated Depletion, Depreciation and Impairment D&P Assets Corporate Assets
Total
Balance, December 31, 2013 $26,940,071 $813,127 $27,753,198
Depletion and depreciation 7,523,843 13,572 7,537,415
Disposal of assets (19,198,819 ) - (19,198,819 )
Balance, September 30, 2015 $15,265,095 $826,699 $16,091,794
Depletion and depreciation 4,965,456 7,441 4,972,897
Disposal of assets (4,875,174 ) - (4,875,174 )
Impairment 17,451,221 - 17,451,221
Balance, September 30, 2015 $32,806,598 $834,140 $33,640,738
Carrying amounts
At December 31, 2014 $70,863,026 $51,935 $70,914,961
At September 30, 2015 $49,846,026 $44,494 $49,890,520

The Company reviewed each CGU comprising its property and equipment at September 30, 2015 for indicators of impairment and recorded a $17,451,220 impairment loss associated with the New Mexico CGU due to declining commodity prices. Further declines to commodity prices could result in additional impairment charges in the future.

4. Decommissioning Liabilities

The following is the continuity schedule of the obligation associated with the retirement of oil and gas properties for the nine month period ended September 30, 2015 and year ended December 31, 2014:

2015 2014
Decommissioning liabilities, beginning of period $1,603,655 $972,634
Obligations incurred 12,479 501,676
Revision in estimated cash flows and discount rate (199,152 ) 365,625
Obligations settled and disposed (69,932 ) (272,475 )
Unwinding of the discount 27,136 36,195
Decommissioning liabilities, end of period $1,374,186 $1,603,655
Current portion - 95,500
Long-term decommissioning liabilities $1,374,186 $1,508,155

The undiscounted amount of cash flows, required over the estimated reserve life of the underlying assets, to settle the obligation, adjusted for inflation, is estimated at $2,943,918 (December 31, 2014 - $3,254,986). The September 30, 2015 obligation was calculated using a risk free discount rate of 2.5 percent (December 31, 2014 - 2.5%) and an inflation rate of 3 percent (2014 - 3%). The Company expects these obligations to be settled in approximately 1 to 41 years.

5. Share Capital and Warrants

(a) Authorized

Unlimited number of voting common shares.

(b) Issued

September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Number $ Number $
Opening balance common shares 236,355,884 $90,326,588 182,965,097 $77,967,487
Stock issuances 19,217,076 637,666 53,390,787 12,359,101
Exercise of stock options - - - -
Balance, end of period 255,572,960 90,964,254 236,355,884 $90,326,588
Opening balance warrants 3,584,557 $156,365 3,584,557 156,365
Common share warrants issued - - - -

1,055,224 warrants are exercisable at $0.33 and expire on November 23, 2015 and 2,529,333 warrants are exercisable at $0.17 and expire on November 1, 2016.

(c) Stock options

A summary of the Company's stock option plan as the nine month period ended September 30, 2015 and year end December 31, 2014 presented below:


September 30, 2015
December 31, 2014
Stock Options Number of options Weighted average
Exercise
price
Number of options Weighted
average
exercise
price
Beginning of period 16,385,000 $0.28 15,985,000 $0.28
Granted - - 500,000 $0.22
Exercised - - - -
Forfeited 1,170,000 $0.28 100,000 $0.28
End of period 15,215,000 $0.28 16,385,000 $0.28
Exercisable, end of period 13,124,996 $0.28 14,071,661 $0.29

(d) Long term incentive plan

The Company's 2014-2016 Inventive Performance Program consists of three measurement periods of one, two and three years ending at each of the respective years 2014 through 2016. Performance awards are payable after the end of each year, based on a specified percentage of each participant's salary determined by the amount of the total shareholder return of the Company during each measurement period compared to the total shareholder return of 10 companies designated in a peer group. Subject to the discretion of the Board of Directors, performance awards are payable one-half in cash and one-half in common shares. Compensation expense resulting from the Performance Program will be accrued over the term of the program.

The Board of Directors has reserved for issuance an aggregate of 4,289,608 common shares in connection with outstanding performance awards during the three-year performance program, based on the Company's attaining the midpoint of the payout performance range. On March 19, 2015 the Board of Directors approved the issuance of 2,051,308 common shares for the 2014 period under the performance program. The Company has previously recorded an expense of $201,849 to contributed surplus for these shares issued in the second quarter of 2015.

6. Commitments and Contingencies

As of September 30, 2015 the Company is committed under operating leases for its offices in the following aggregate minimum lease payments which are shown below as operating commitments:

2015 $81,816
2016 $145,646
2017 $125,230

The Company is required under the Apollo Note Agreement to convey a proportionately reducible 2% overriding royalty interest in each lease acquired by Caza using the proceeds advanced under this agreement. These amounts are not payable until such a time that these leases produce petroleum and natural gas revenues.

7. Supplementary Information

(a) Net change in non-cash working capital

Nine months ended
September 30,
2015 2014
Provided by (used in)
Accounts receivable $5,699,537 $(6,345,771 )
Prepaid and other 166,885 (255,448 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (15,503,916 ) 142,510
$(9,937,494 ) $(6,458,709 )
Summary of changes
Operating $2,951,861 $(6,345,906 )
Investing 150,196 (229,903 )
Financing (12,739,551 ) 117,100
$(9,637,494 ) $(6,458,709 )

(b) Supplementary cash flow information

Nine months ended
September 30,
2015 2014
Interest paid $4,050,000 $3,590,000
Interest received 403 179

(c) Cash and cash equivalents

September 30,
2015
December 31,
2014
Cash on deposit $1,737,749 $5,091,380
Money market instruments 69,589 69,563
Cash and cash equivalents $1,807,338 $5,160,943

The money market instruments bear interest at a rate of 0.08% as at September 30, 2015 (December 31, 2014 - 0.010%).

8. Capital Risk Management

The Company's objectives when managing capital is to safeguard the entity's ability to continue as a going concern, so that it can continue to provide returns for shareholders and benefits for other stakeholders. The Company defines capital as shareholders' equity, working capital (excluding current portion of decommissioning liabilities), credit facilities and notes payable when available. The Company manages the capital structure in light of changes in economic conditions and the risk characteristics of the underlying assets. The Company's objective is met by retaining adequate equity and working capital to provide for the possibility that cash flows from assets will not be sufficient to meet future cash flow requirements.

September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Cash and cash equivalents $(1,807,338 ) $(5,160,943 )
Other current assets (4,984,070 ) (8,610,924 )
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities and short term note payable
49,074,244

63,722,604
Adjusted working capital $42,282,836 $49,950,737
Note payable -long term 3,604,390 -
Shareholders' equity 9,692,927 31,347,395
Total capital $ 55,580,153 $81,298,132

The Company has evaluated its net working capital balance as at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014. Due to long lead times on several of the Company's exploration and development projects, from time to time the Company secures capital to fund its investments in petroleum and natural gas exploration projects in advance. At December 31, 2014 the notes payable balance was reclassified to current which created a negative working capital balance. On February 18, 2015 the Company issued $4,000,000 under an unsecured convertible note. During 2014, the Company issued additional notes payable of $10.0 million. As exploration and development projects progress the Company expects the net working capital balance may decrease from current levels, and additional capital may be required to fund additional projects. If the Company is unsuccessful in raising additional capital, the Company may have to sell or farm out certain properties. If the Company cannot sell or farm out certain properties, it will be unable to participate with joint interest partners and may forfeit rights to some of its properties.

The Company prepares annual budgets, which are updated as necessary depending on varying factors, including current and forecast commodity prices, changes in capital structure, execution of the Company's business plan and general industry conditions.

9. Financial Instruments

The Company holds various forms of financial instruments. The nature of these instruments and the Company's operations expose the Company to commodity price, credit, and foreign exchange risks. The Company manages its exposure to these risks by operating in a manner that minimizes its exposure to the extent practical. Except as noted below there have been no changes in the Company's risks, or the objectives, policies and processes to manage these risks.

(a) Commodity Price Risk

The Company is subject to commodity price risk for the sale of oil and natural gas. The Company may enter into contracts for risk management purposes only, in order to protect a portion of its future cash flow from the volatility of oil and natural gas commodity prices. The Company has entered into swap contracts to limit exposure to declining crude oil prices. Under these swaps, the Company receives or pays monthly a cash settlement on the covered production of the difference between the swap price and the month average of the daily closing quoted spot price per barrel of West Texas Intermediate NYMEX crude oil. The fair value of the Company's commodity price derivative contracts represents the estimated amount that would be received for settling the outstanding contracts on September 30, 2015, and will be different than what will eventually be realized. The fair value of these assets at a particular point in time is affected by underlying commodity prices, expected commodity price volatility and the duration of the contract and is determined by the expected future settlements of the underlying commodity. The gain or loss on such contracts is made up of two components; the realized component, which reflects actual settlements that occurred during the period, and the unrealized component, which represents the change in the fair value of the contracts during the period. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 the Company recognized a realized gain of $2,673,112 and $7,170,459 (2014 - $101,453 and $521,065 loss, respectively) on its settled commodity price derivative contracts. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 the Company recorded an unrealized gain of $747,101 and $3,779,014 loss (2014 - $1,153,996 and $25,664 gain, respectively) on unsettled commodity price derivative contracts due to higher commodity prices during the third quarter and the monetization of the 2016 and 2017 oil and gas hedging contracts. The fair value of these contracts at September 30, 2015 was $2,252,336 (December 31, 2014 $6,031,350).

The following information presents all outstanding positions by year for commodity financial instruments contracts.

Total
Term Product Type Volume $ Price
2015
January - December Oil Swap 28,411 bbls 87.05
January - December Oil Swap 15,069 bbls 83.70
January - December Oil Swap 26,639 bbls 89.34
January - December Oil Swap 82,062 bbls 80.85
March - October Oil Swap 13,277 bbls 52.50
January - December Gas Swap 271,322 Mcfs 3.72
January - December Differential Swap 143,912 bbls -4.05
2016
January-December Differential Swap 55,906 bbls -4.25
2017
January-December Differential Swap 43,896 bbls -4.25

(b) Credit Risk

Credit risk arises when a failure by counter parties to discharge their obligations could reduce the amount of future cash inflows from financial assets on hand at the consolidated statement of financial position date. A majority of the Company's financial assets at the consolidated statement of financial position date arise from natural gas liquids and natural gas sales and the Company's accounts receivable that are with these customers and joint venture participants in the oil & natural gas industry. Industry standard dictates that commodity sales are settled on the 25th day of the month following the month of production. The Company's natural gas and condensate production is sold to large marketing companies. Typically, the Company's maximum credit exposure to customers is revenue from two months of sales. During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, the Company sold 55% (2014 - 62%) of its natural gas and condensates to a single purchaser. These sales were conducted on transaction terms that are typical for the sale of natural gas and condensates in the United States. In addition, when joint operations are conducted on behalf of a joint interest partner relating to capital expenditures, costs of such operations are paid for in advance to the Company by way of a cash call to the partner of the operation being conducted.

Caza management assesses quarterly whether there should be any impairment of the financial assets of the Company. At September 30, 2015, the Company had past due accounts receivable from certain joint interest partners of $29,427 which were outstanding for greater than 60 days (December 31, 2014 - $340,342) and $24,749 that were outstanding for greater than 90 days (December 31, 2014 - $481,887). At September 30, 2015, the Company's three largest joint interest partners represented approximately 8%, 5% and 2% of the Company's receivable balance (December 31, 2014 - 29%, 14% and 4% respectively). The maximum exposure to credit risk is represented by the carrying amount on the consolidated statement of financial position of cash and cash equivalents, accounts receivable and deposits.

Trade receivables disclosed above include amounts that are past due at the end of the reporting period for which the Group has not recognized an allowance for doubtful debts because there has not been a significant change in credit quality and the amounts (which include interest accrued after the receivable is more than 60 days outstanding) are still considered recoverable. The Company manages exposure on cash balances by holding cash with large and reputable financial institutions. The Company also assesses the credit worthiness of each counterparty before entering into contracts and ensures the counterparties meet minimum credit quality requirements.

10. Equity Facility

The Company entered into an Equity Adjustment Agreement (the "Adjustment Agreement") on March 5, 2013 with Global Master SPV Ltd., an investment fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global, LP ("Yorkville") in conjunction with its SEDA Agreement dated November 23, 2012 with Yorkville. Pursuant to the Adjustment Agreement, during the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 3,846,154 common shares to Yorkville at a price of £0.13 per share for aggregate proceeds of £500,000 (US$756,451).

Under the terms of the Adjustment Agreement, if on December 31 2014 and now extended until March 31, 2016 and April 30, 2016 settling one half in each period, the common share market price (determined as 95% of the average daily volume weighted average price of common shares (VWAP) during the preceding 22 trading days) is greater than £0.13, then Yorkville will pay to the Company the difference multiplied by the number of New Common Shares, and if the market price is less than £0.13 then the Company will pay to Yorkville the difference multiplied by the number of New Common Shares. This derivative liability is classified as a financial instrument measured at fair value though profit or loss. The fair value of the derivative liability amounted to US$123,154 as of September 30, 2015 (December 31, 2014 - US$292,088 liability) has been included within current liabilities on the condensed consolidated statement of financial position, and the change in fair value of US$(168,934) since December 31, 2014 is included in other income (expenses) in the condensed consolidated statement of net loss and comprehensive loss. The Company has deposited in escrow £275,000 (US$ - $415,846) as security for this contingent payment obligation, which has been recorded within restricted cash on the condensed consolidated statements of financial position.

11. Notes Payable - Apollo

The Company also entered into a Note Purchase Agreement ( the "Note Agreement") dated May 23, 2013 with Apollo Investment Corporation ("the Note Holder"), an investment fund managed by Apollo Investment Management, pursuant to which the Note Holder has agreed to purchase from the Company up to US$50,000,000 of its senior secured notes. The Company received US$20,000,000 at the closing of the Note Agreement ("Tranche A Apollo Note") with an additional drawdown of US$5,000,000, US$10,000,000 and US$10,000,000 on September 11, 2013, December 19, 2013 and May 19, 2014, respectively. In addition to these funds, the Company will have the ability to reinvest cash flow from program wells back into the drilling program.

The outstanding balance of the Tranche A Apollo Note as at September 30, 2015 was US$43,221,927 (December 31, 2014 - US$42,366,370) (net of unamortized transaction costs US$1,778,073 (December 31, 2014 - US$2,633,629). This outstanding balance matures on May 23, 2017. The Tranche A Apollo Note bears interest at a floating rate of one-month LIBOR (with a floor of 2%) plus 10% per annum, payable monthly. In an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement, additional interest will be payable at a default rate of 5% per annum, but only during the period of default.

The Company is required to comply with financial covenants, which are tested quarterly, providing for specified interest coverage ratios beginning in the quarter ending September 30, 2013, and asset coverage ratios and minimum production, beginning in the quarter ending March 31, 2014. Furthermore, the Company is required to maintain a limit on expenditures for general and administrative costs. At September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, the Company was not fully in compliance with its financial covenants. In February 2015, the Company and Apollo executed a Third Amendment to the Note Purchase Agreement that provides a waiver of the financial covenants until September 30, 2015. As a result the Company has reclassified the outstanding balance owing as a current liability at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

12. Convertible Unsecured Loan - Yorkville

On February 18, 2015 the Company entered into an agreement in relation to a $4.0 million convertible unsecured loan (the "Loan") to be made available by YA Global Master SPV Ltd., an investment fund managed by Yorkville and Global Market Neutral Strategies SICAV P.L.C. (collectively, the "Investors"). The outstanding balance of the convertible note at September 30, 2015 was US$3,604,390 ( net of unamortized transaction costs of $297,194). The outstanding principal of the Facility is convertible at the Investors' option into Common Shares of the Company. The conversion price, which will be determined at the date of each conversion, will be a price per Common Share equal to either (a) 92.5% of the volume weighted average of the volume weighted average prices ("VWAP") of the Common Shares during the 10 trading days on AIM prior to the conversion (such conversion being restricted to a maximum of US$1,000,000 per month) or (b) at Investors' option, a fixed price of £0.12 (such conversion being subject to no maximum amount). The Facility bears interest on outstanding principal at 8% per annum, which interest is payable at the time of each conversion only in Common Shares based on a conversion price equal to 92.5% of the volume weighted average price of the VWAP of the Common Shares during the 10 trading days on AIM prior to the interest payment date. The Facility will mature in two years, which may be extended up to one year by principal balance of the Facility will convert into Common Shares at a conversion price equal to the closing price of the Common Shares on the preceding trading day.

Issuances of Common Shares under the Facility will be delayed in certain circumstances if the issuance would result in an investor beneficially owning or controlling more than 9.99% of the outstanding Common Shares.

The Facility may be prepaid in cash in whole or in part by Caza at any time without penalty if the closing price on AIM of the Common Shares is below £0.12. If the closing price is greater than £0.12, Caza may prepay all or part of the outstanding principal amount of the Facility in cash by paying 110% of the principal amount repaid.

The Facility agreement provides for customary events of default. Upon a declaration of an event of default, the outstanding principal balance of the Facility and accrued interest will generally convert into Common Shares at a conversion price equal to 80% of the average closing price of the Common Shares on the five preceding trading days, although the Facility may become immediately due and payable in certain circumstances.

In connection with the Facility, the Investors received an aggregate implementation and reimbursement fee of US$378,154. The fee was paid through the issuance of 4,752,091 Common Shares on the same basis as shares issued upon conversions of principal and accrued interest.

13. Financing costs

Nine months ended September 30, 2015 2015 2014
Unwinding of the discount (Note 4) $27,136 $26,541
Amortization of financing fees 986,275 1,303,132
Interest expense 4,683,650 3,710,699
Total financing costs $5,697,061 $5,040,372

14. Subsequent event

The Company's objective is to conclude a financing or a complete refinancing structure that might enable the Company to retire the Apollo facility, together with sums owed pursuant to the Convertible Loan Agreement entered into between Caza and YA Global Master SPV Ltd. ("Yorkville"), an investment fund managed by Yorkville Advisors Global, LP, and also provide sufficient additional capital to continue developing its Bone Spring assets. Accordingly, the Company and its advisers have been actively considering all available debt and equity financing options, as well as asset sales. The Company is in advanced discussions with a third party regarding a potential equity financing of the Company (and in connection with such discussions, the Company has agreed to a short period of exclusivity with such counterparty) (the "Potential Transaction"). The proposed terms of the Potential Transaction are subject to, among other things, continued negotiation, a due diligence period, board approval, and the entry of the parties into definitive agreements. If the Potential Transaction is consummated, it is likely to take the form of an equity investment in the Company which, given the current oil and gas commodity pricing environment, is likely to subject the Company's existing shareholders to significant dilution.

On September 30, 2015, the Company and Apollo executed a Forbearance and Reservation of Rights Agreement, pursuant to which Apollo agreed, subject to certain customary limitations and conditions, to forbear from exercising certain of its rights and remedies under the Note Agreement with respect to the Company's breach of certain financial and other covenants until October 31, 2015, subject to earlier termination. On October 30, 2015, the Company and Apollo executed an Amended and Restated Forbearance and Reservation of Rights Agreement which replaced the Forbearance Agreement in its entirety, and pursuant to which Apollo agreed, subject to certain customary limitations and conditions, to forbear from exercising certain of its rights and remedies under the Note Agreement with respect to the Company's breach of certain financial and other covenants until November 30, 2015, subject to earlier termination. The Amended Forbearance Agreement provides that if Apollo determines in its sole discretion that the Company and its operating subsidiary are not diligently pursuing a transaction substantially similar to the Potential Transaction during the forbearance period, Apollo may, by three days' advance written notice, shorten the forbearance period so that it ends on the latter of November 15, 2015, or the third day after such notice is delivered.

MANAGEMENT'S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS

The following Management's Discussion and Analysis ("MD&A") of the financial results for Caza Oil & Gas, Inc. ("Caza", "Corporation" or the "Company") should be read in conjunction with the unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as at and for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 and the audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014. Additional information relating to the Company can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com. All figures herein have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS") unless otherwise stated. This MD&A is dated November 10, 2015.

FORWARD LOOKING INFORMATION

In addition to historical information, the MD&A contains forward-looking statements that are generally identifiable as any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events of performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as "will", "may", "will likely result," "expected," "is anticipated," "believes," "estimated," "intends," "plans," "projection" and "outlook"), are not historical facts and may be forward-looking and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements.

These statements are based on certain factors and assumptions regarding the results of operations, the performance of projected activities and business opportunities. Specifically, we have used historical knowledge and current industry trends to project budgeted expenditures for 2015 and have made certain assumptions about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern and to complete a financing or other strategic transaction on suitable terms. While we consider these assumptions to be reasonable based on information currently available to us, they may prove to be incorrect.

Actual results achieved will vary from the information provided herein as a result of numerous known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors. Such factors include, but are not limited to: risks associated with the Company's ability to continue as a going concern; the Company's ability to complete a strategic transaction; volatility of crude oil and natural gas prices and markets; Company's stage of development; competitive conditions; share price volatility; risks associated with crude oil and natural gas exploration and development; risks related to the inherent uncertainty of reserves and resources estimates; possible imperfections in title to properties; environmental regulation and associated risks; loss of key personnel; operating and insurance risks; the inability to add reserves; risks associated with industry conditions; the ability to obtain additional financing on acceptable terms if at all; non operator activities; the inability of investors in certain jurisdictions to bring actions to enforce judgments; equipment unavailability; potential conflicts of interest; risks related to operations through subsidiaries; risks related to foreign operations; currency exchange rate risks and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of the Company. Accordingly, there is no representation by Caza that actual results achieved will be the same as those set forth herein. Actual results may vary, perhaps materially. Further, Caza undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement or statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which such statement is made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events, except as required by applicable securities laws.

Financial outlook information contained in this MD&A, if any, about prospective results of operations, financial position or cash flows is based on assumptions about future events, including economic conditions and proposed courses of action, based on management's assessment of the relevant information currently available. Readers are cautioned that such financial outlook information contained in this MD&A should not be used for purposes other than for which it is disclosed herein.

NON-IFRS MEASURES

The financial data presented herein has been prepared in accordance with IFRS. The Company has also used certain measures of financial reporting that are commonly used as benchmarks within the oil and natural gas production industry in the following MD&A discussion. The measures are widely accepted measures of performance and value within the industry, and are used by investors and analysts to compare and evaluate oil and natural gas exploration and producing entities. Most notably, these measures include "operating netback", "funds flow from (used in) operations" and "Adjusted EBITDA".

Operating netback is a benchmark used in the crude oil and natural gas industry to measure the contribution of oil and natural gas sales and is calculated by deducting royalties and operating expenses (production, severance and transportation expenses ) from revenues. Management utilizes this measure to analyze operating performance.

Funds flow from (used in) operations is cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital and certain other items, and is used to analyze operations, performance and liquidity. The Company considers funds flow from (used in) operations a key measure as it demonstrates the Company's ability to generate the cash flow necessary to fund future growth through capital investment and to repay debt. The Company's calculation of funds flow from operations may not be comparable to that reported by other companies.

The term Adjusted EBITDA consists of net income (loss) plus interest, depreciation, depletion, amortization, accretion, impairment and stock based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is also adjusted for any gains or losses from extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring items and any gains or losses on disposition of assets. The Company has included Adjusted EBITDA as a supplemental disclosure because its management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information regarding our ability to service debt and to fund capital expenditures and provides investors a helpful measure for comparing its operating performance with the performance of other companies that have different financing and capital structures or tax rates.

These measures are not defined under IFRS and should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to conventional IFRS measures. These measures and their underlying calculations are not necessarily comparable or calculated in an identical manner to a similarly titled measure of another entity. When these measures are used, they are defined as "Non IFRS" and should be given careful consideration by the reader as non-IFRS financial measures do not have a standardized meaning prescribed by IFRS and are therefore unlikely to be comparable to similar measures presented by other issuers.

NOTE REGARDING BOES AND MCFES

In this MD&A, barrels of oil equivalent ("boe") are derived by converting gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet ("Mcf") of gas to one barrel ("bbl") of oil (6 Mcf: 1 bbl) and one thousand cubic feet of gas equivalent ("Mcfes") are derived by converting oil to gas in the ratio of one bbl of oil to six Mcf (1 bbl: 6 Mcf). Boes and Mcfes may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. A boe conversion of 6 Mcf of natural gas to 1 bbl of oil, or a Mcfe conversion ratio of 1 bbl of oil to 6 Mcf of natural gas is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the well head. Given that the value ratio based on the current price of oil as compared to natural gas is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.

CURRENCY

References to "dollars" and "$" are to U.S. dollars. References to "CDN$" are to Canadian dollars. References to "£" are to British pounds.

STRATEGY AND ASSETS

Strategy

The Company's strategy is to achieve significant growth in reserves and production through:

  • obtaining the financing required to implement its business plan; progressing material, internally generated prospects, utilizing cash flows from existing production and exploiting Proven plus Probable reserves; and
  • executing strategic acquisitions of assets at all stages of the development cycle to facilitate longer term organic growth.

In the implementation of this strategy, the Company has a clear set of criteria in high-grading projects:

  • the Company seeks to retain control of project execution and timing through the operatorship of assets;
  • assets should be close to existing established infrastructure, allowing for quick, efficient hook-up and lower operational execution risk;
  • drilling targets in close proximity to known producing reservoirs; and
  • internal models for core projects should demonstrate the ability to deliver at least a 25% rate-of-return on investment.

Assets

The Company is primarily focused in the Permian Basin of Southeast New Mexico and West Texas, the most prolific oil and gas basin in North America. Independent forecasts have predicted that the Permian Basin will have the greatest oil supply growth of any North American basin over the next five years. This provides the Company with low-risk, liquids-rich development opportunities from many geologic reservoirs and play types. The basin also has a vast operational infrastructure in place. The Company is utilizing recent advances in horizontal drilling and dynamic completion technologies to unlock the significant resources within its asset base and the region.

Management has focused efforts on building a core asset base in the prolific Bone Spring play and has concluded that these assets represent the most significant opportunity for the Company to deliver material production, revenue growth and demonstrable shareholder returns within an acceptable timeframe. The Company expects that expanding and diversifying the producing asset base within the Bone Spring play will not only grow the Company but will also make it more resilient to risks associated with any single project.

As at September 30, 2015, the Company had 306 drilling locations and 32 gross (10.20 net) producing wells on its leasehold position in the Bone Spring play. The majority of the Company's leases in the play are held-by-production with no drilling obligations. Management believes that the Company is well-positioned with excellent assets and approximately 5,400 net acres (13,260 gross acres), which is approximately 24,300 net effective acres (59,670 gross effective acres) in the Bone Spring play, and plans to continue actively monitoring opportunities to build on Caza's current production levels and acreage position.

The Company's Bone Spring inventory includes the following 20 properties: Gramma Ridge, Gateway, Marathon Road, East Marathon Road, Lennox, Forehand Ranch, Forehand Ranch South, Jazzmaster, Mad River, Azotea Mesa, Bradley 29, Two Mesas, Quail Ridge, Rover, West Rover, Copperline, West Copperline, Chaparral 33, China Draw, Madera and Roja.

The Company's Bone Spring leases are mostly State and Federal leases with primary terms between 5-10 years. In terms of obligations and commitments, one producing well at any depth will hold each lease in its entirety.

Financing

The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to raise capital, restructure its debt, maintain positive cash flow and / or the continued support of its lenders. There is no certainty that such events will occur and that sources of financing will be obtained on terms acceptable to management. These material uncertainties cast significant doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. Therefore, Caza's objective is to conclude a financing or a complete refinancing structure that might enable the Company to retire the Note Purchase Agreement (as defined herein), together with sums owed pursuant to the Convertible Loan Agreement (as defined herein). Accordingly, the Company and its advisers have been actively considering all available debt and equity financing options, as well as asset sales.

As announced on October 1, 2015, and November 2, 2015, the Company is in advanced discussions with a third party regarding a potential equity financing of the Company (the "Potential Transaction") In connection with such discussions, the Company has agreed to a short period of exclusivity with such counterparty. The proposed terms of the Potential Transaction are subject to, among other things, continued negotiation, a due diligence period, board approval, and the entry of the parties into definitive agreements. Given the number of conditions to the consummation of the Potential Transaction, there can be no certainty that the Potential Transaction will be concluded on acceptable terms. Furthermore, although the Company has had the continued support of Apollo during the course of these discussions, there can be no certainty that the Potential Transaction will close or that Apollo will continue to grant ongoing forbearance (see "Note Purchase Agreement" below for additional details regarding Apollo's ongoing forbearance).

If the Potential Transaction is consummated, it is likely to take the form of an equity investment in the Company which, given the current oil and gas commodity pricing environment, is likely to subject the Company's existing shareholders to significant dilution.

See "Liquidity and Capital Resources" and "Risk Factors".

Outlook

In an effort to maintain shareholder value and to continue as a going concern, the Company has been considering all available debt and equity financing options, as well as asset sales, and is actively pursuing the Potential Transaction, as described above. In addition, the Company continues to scale back G&A costs and capital expenditures associated with non-obligatory wells and to direct capital towards lease maintenance wells in its Bone Spring drilling program.

Subject to the availability of appropriate financing and dependent upon drilling costs and prevailing commodity prices, the Company's objective is to eventually accelerate and expand its drilling program in the Bone Spring play over the next two years. A program of this type will require additional financing and would utilize excess operational cash flow to fund further development drilling and lease purchases beyond the initial two year period.

Management believes that, subject to a sufficient downward correction to drilling costs and positive recovery to oil prices, such a program can be accomplished by exploiting the Company's existing asset/lease inventory. However, management will also seek to identify appropriate corporate and asset acquisitions that may result from the current price environment, which will enable the Company to increase its position in the horizontal Bone Spring and Wolfcamp plays in the Permian Basin. Accordingly, in line with the Company's stated strategy, management's goal is to achieve significant growth in the Company's reserves and production, thereby raising the Company's profile in the basin and allowing shareholder value to be maximized and, if appropriate, fully matured over the short-to-medium term.

See "Liquidity and Capital Resources" and "Risk Factors".

SELECT QUARTERLY INFORMATION

Three month period ending September 30 2015 2014 2013
Financial
Revenue oil & gas 1,996,350 7,244,752 2,583,753
Funds flow from (used in) operations (1) 910,868 2,634,496 186,430
Per share - basic and diluted 0.00 0.01 0.00
Net loss (17,791,270 ) (7,743,772 ) (1,370,132 )
Per share - basic and diluted (0.07 ) (0.04 ) (0.01 )
Capital expenditures 195,794 5,865,917 11,351,767
Total assets 63,868,901 88,125,916 66,300,804
Total non-current liabilities 4,978,576 43,362,889 24,250,650
Cash and working capital (42,405,992 ) 3,840,298 5,488,240
Common shares outstanding, end of period (2) 255,572,960 236,355,884 182,965,097
Operations
Operating netback ($/boe) (3)
Revenue oil & gas 36.52 65.09 70.81
Severance tax and transportation expense (3.52 ) (5.72 ) (5.99 )
Production expenses (13.69 ) (7.94 ) (12.87 )
Operating netback (3) 19.31 51.43 51.95
Average daily oil production (boe/day) 594 1,210 397
(1) Calculated based on cash flow from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital and certain other items. See "Non IFRS Measures".
(2) Outstanding share amounts are calculated based on the number of outstanding common shares before the addition of 26,502,000 of common shares issuable pursuant to a share exchange and shareholders agreement among Caza and members of Caza's senior management.
(3) Calculated by deducting royalties and operating expenses (production, severance and transportation expenses) from revenues. See "Non-IFRS Measures".

Operating Netback Summary (Non-IFRS)

The following table presents the Company's operating netback which is a non-IFRS measure:

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
($/boe) 2015 2014 2015 2014
Oil and natural gas revenue 36.52 65.09 40.54 $70.43
Production expense (13.69 ) (7.94 ) (11.28 ) (9.16 )
Severance expense (3.39 ) (5.64 ) (3.34 ) (6.07 )
Transportation expense (0.13 ) (0.08 ) (0.17 ) (0.16 )
Operating netback (non-IFRS) 19.31 51.43 25.75 55.04
(1) Calculated by deducting royalties and operating expenses (production, severance and transportation expenses) from revenues. See "Non IFRS Measures

FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

Petroleum and Production Revenue

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Natural gas
Production (Mcf) 50,027 140,402 156,252 353,127
Revenue ($) 152,079 507,708 474,410 1,480,419
Price ($/Mcf) 3.04 3.62 3.04 4.19
Light/medium crude oil
Production (bbls) 46,258 77,876 167,188 181,910
Revenue ($/bbl) 1,840,818 6,466,793 7,679,161 16,147,477
Price ($/bbl) 39.79 83.04 45.93 88.77
Natural gas liquids
Production (bbls) 65 10,025 11,625 16,536
Revenue ($/bbl) 3,454 270,251 151,805 494,412
Price ($/bbl) 53.14 26.96 13.06 29.90
Combined
Production (boe) 54,661 111,300 204,855 257,300
Revenue ($) 1,996,350 7,244,752 8,305,376 18,122,308
Price ($/boe) 36.52 65.09 40.54 70.43
Boe/d 594 1,210 750 942
Mcfe/d 3,565 7,259 4,502 5,655

Revenues from oil and gas sales decreased by 72% to $1,996,350 for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 compared to $7,244,752 in 2014 and during the nine month period ended September 30, 2015 decreased 55% compared to 2014. The decreases during such periods resulted from decreases in commodity prices and production volumes in 2015.

Average daily production decreased by 51% to 594 boe/d for the three months ended September 30, 2015 from 1,210 boe/d in the comparative period in 2014. Natural gas liquids and crude oil production made up 85% of Caza's production during the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 with natural gas comprising the remaining 15%. This is compared to a total production profile comprised of 21% natural gas production in the comparative period in 2014, reflecting a shift toward exploration and production of oil based reserves.

Our future revenue and production volumes will be directly affected by North American natural gas prices, West Texas Intermediate crude oil prices and natural gas liquid prices, the performance of existing wells, drilling success and the timing of the tie-in of wells into gathering systems.

Production Expenses

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Severance tax ($) 185,240 627,689 684,835 1,561,676
Transportation ($) 6,834 8,597 34,353 40,329
Production ($) 748,452 883,931 2,309,759 2,356,559
Severance, transportation and production ($) 940,526 1,520,217 3,028,947 3,958,564
Severance, transportation and production ($/boe) 17.21 13.66 14.79 15.38

Severance tax is a tax imposed by states on natural resources such as crude oil, natural gas and condensate extracted from the ground. The tax is calculated by applying a rate to the dollar amount of production from the property or a set dollar amount applied to the volumes produced from the property.

During the three-month period ended September 30, 2015, Caza incurred aggregate production, transportation and severance expenses of $940,526 or an average per boe of $17.21. Such expenses on a per boe basis have increased during the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 by 26% as compared to the same period in 2014 as a result of the costs incurred each period in relation to the volumes produced during that period.

Severance taxes and transportation expenses totaled $192,075 ($3.51/boe) for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015, as compared to $636,286 ($5.72/boe) in the comparative period in 2014. Severance taxes and the transportation expense decreased 70% as a result of lower commodity prices as well as the decrease in production volumes as compared to the comparative period.

Production expenses for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 were $748,451 as compared to $883,931 for the comparative period in 2014. Caza's average lifting cost for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 was $13.69 per boe versus $7.94 per boe for the comparative period. These higher lifting costs on a per boe basis occurred as a result of the lower production volumes offset by lower production costs incurred during the period.

Depletion, Depreciation and Accretion

Depletion, depreciation and accretion expense for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 decreased to $1,426,375 ($26.09/boe) from $2,402,108 ($21.58/boe) in the comparative period in 2014.

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Depletion and depreciation ($) 1,417,752 2,392,364 4,972,897 5,800,461
Accretion ($) 8,623 9,744 27,136 26,542
Depletion, depreciation and accretion ($) 1,426,375 2,402,108 5,000,033 5,827,003
Depletion, depreciation and accretion ($/boe) 26.09 21.58 24.41 22.65

The decreased depletion expense on a per boe basis for the three months ended September 30, 2015 occurred as a result of the relationship of the costs incurred in drilling activities carried out in the New Mexico Cash Generating Unit in relation to the associated reserves recorded. This brought about an aggregate 41% decrease in depletion expense as compared to the comparative period in 2014.

Costs of unproved properties of $7,186,973 (2014 - $10,728,178) were excluded from depreciable costs in the exploration and evaluation assets. A proportionate amount of the carrying value will be transferred to the depletable pool as reserves are proven through the execution of Caza's exploration program.

Accretion expense is the increase in the present value of the asset retirement obligation for the current period and the amount of this expense will increase commensurate with the asset retirement obligation as new wells are drilled or acquired through acquisitions.

General and Administrative Expenses

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
General and administrative ($) 1,258,617 1,368,100 3,665,465 4,378,326
General and administrative recovery ($) (21,886 ) (63,987 ) (71,921 ) (170,473 )
Net general and administrative ($) 1,236,731 1,304,113 3,593,544 4,207,853
General and administrative ($/boe) 23.03 12.29 17.89 17.02
Net general and administrative ($/boe) 22.63 11.72 17.54 16.35

Net general and administrative expenses for three-month period ended September 30, 2015 decreased 5% to $1,236,731 from $1,304,113 for the comparative period in 2014. On a per boe basis the net general and administrative expenses increased by 93% for the respective three-month period ended September 30, 2015 due to the decrease in production volumes offset by the decrease in general and administrative expenses from the comparative period in 2014. The Company is continuing to strive to find cost savings measures in overhead expenditures that are reflected in the lower general and administrative costs as compared to the same periods in 2014. Share-based compensation expense in the amount of $37,450 (2014 - $76,356) is included in general and administrative expenses for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015. During 2015, Caza did not capitalize general and administrative expenses relating to exploration and development activities. Caza recorded no forfeitures of stock options for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 (2014 - 66,666).

Gain (Loss) on Risk Management Contracts

The Company has entered into commodity price derivative contracts to limit exposure to declining crude oil prices in accordance with its covenants under the Note Purchase Agreement (as defined herein). All derivative contracts are approved by management before the Company enters into them. The Company's risk management strategy is dictated in part by covenants in the Note Purchase Agreement which require the Company to hedge approximately 75% of its production. The contracts limit exposure to declining commodity prices, thereby protecting project economics and providing increased stability of cash flows and for capital expenditure programs.

Under these contracts, the Company receives or pays monthly a cash settlement on the covered production of the difference between the swap price specified in the applicable contract and the month average of the daily closing quoted spot price per barrel of West Texas Intermediate NYMEX crude oil.

The following information presents all outstanding positions by year for commodity financial instruments contracts.

Total
Term Product Type Volume $ Price
2015
January - December Oil Swap 28,411 bbls 87.05
January - December Oil Swap 15,069 bbls 83.70
January - December Oil Swap 26,639 bbls 89.34
January - December Oil Swap 82,062 bbls 80.85
March - October Oil Swap 13,277 bbls 52.50
January - December Gas Swap 271,322 Mcfs 3.72
January - December Differential Swap 143,912 bbls -4.05
2016
January - December Differential Swap 55,906 bbls -4.25
2017
January - December Differential Swap 43,896 bbls -4.25

The fair value of the Company's commodity price derivative contracts represents the estimated amount that would be received for settling the outstanding contracts on September 30, 2015, and will be different than what will eventually be realized. The fair value of these assets at a particular point in time is affected by underlying commodity prices, expected commodity price volatility and the duration of the contract and is determined by the expected future settlements of the underlying commodity. The gain or loss on such contracts is made up of two components; the realized component, which reflects actual settlements that occurred during the period, and the unrealized component, which represents the change in the fair value of the contracts during the period.

For the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 the Company recognized a gain of $2,673,112 (2014 - $101,453 loss) on its settled commodity price derivative contracts and an unrealized gain of $747,101 (2014 - $1,153,996 gain) on unsettled commodity price derivative contracts due to higher commodity prices.

Net loss

Net loss in the three-month period to September 30, 2015 increased by 130% to $17,791,270 ($0.07 per share, basic and diluted) compared to $7,743,772 (($0.04) per share, basic and diluted) in the comparative period in 2014. The increase in net loss during such periods was attributable to the lower commodity prices and production as a result of the slowing in drilling activity in the Bone Spring play in New Mexico, the development and producing impairment of $17,451,220 offset by the gains on the hedging contracts.

Investments

Interest income for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 was $140, an increase from $3 in 2014. Interest was earned on the proceeds received from advances made pursuant the Company's credit facilities and cash on hand. The Company does not hold any asset backed commercial paper.

Funds flow from (used in) operations (Non-IFRS)

The following table reconciles the non-IFRS measure "funds flow from (used in) operations" to "cash flows from (used in) operating activities", the most comparable measure calculated in accordance with IFRS. Cash flow from operations before changes in non-cash working capital provides better information as it ignores timing differences resulting primarily from fluctuations in payables and receivables. As such it is a common measure used by management in the oil and gas industry.

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities 1,326,961 3,057,431 7,469,771 (491,032 )
Changes in non-cash working capital 416,093 (422,935 ) 2,951,861 6,345,906
Funds flow (used in) provided by operations 910,868 2,634,496 4,517,910 5,854,874
Funds gain per share - basic and diluted 0.00 0.01 0.02 0.03

The increase in funds flow from (used in) operations as compared to the previous period is associated with the realized gains in hedging contracts and a decrease in general and administrative expense offset by the decreased revenues due to lower commodity prices during 2015.

Net Loss Compared to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-IFRS)

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
2015 2014 2015 2014
Net loss (17,791,270 ) (7,743,772 ) (22,375,832 ) (9,961,135 )
Add Back:
Financing costs 2,219,979 1,896,472 5,697,062 5,040,372
Depletion and depreciation 1,417,752 2,392,364 4,972,897 5,800,461
Accretion 8,623 9,744 27,136 26,542
Share-based compensation 37,450 76,356 125,506 252,227
Exploration and evaluation impairments - - - 322,752
Development and producing impairment 17,451,220 17,451,220
Changes in derivative liabilities (83,448 ) 207,447 (168,934 ) (479,036 )
Long term investment plan - 119,061 - 238,122
Disposal of assets 8,710,713 (509,445 ) 8,710,713
Unrealized loss (gain) on hedging contacts (747,101 ) (1,153,996 ) 3,779,014 (25,663 )
Adjusted EBITDA 2,513,206 4,514,389 8,998,624 9,925,355
Adjusted EBITDA per share - basic and diluted 0.01 0.02 0.04 0.05
(1) Adjusted EBITDA consists of net income (loss) plus interest, depreciation, depletion, amortization, accretion, impairment and stock based compensation. Adjusted EBITDA is also adjusted for any gains or losses from extraordinary, unusual or non-recurring items and any gains or losses on disposition of assets. See "Non IFRS Measures".

The table above sets forth a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net loss, which is the most directly comparable measure of financial performance, calculated under IFRS. The decreases in Adjusted EBITDA for the nine month period ended September 30, 2015 as compared to the comparative period resulted from a combination of lower commodity prices and production, which were partially offset by realized gains on hedges.

Capital Expenditures

Three Months ended
September 30,
Nine Months ended
September 30,
By Type ($) 2015 2014 2015 2014
Drilling and completions 158,259 5,787,860 2,503,041 28,472,397
Seismic - -
Facilities and lease equipment - -
Office furnishings and equipment 46,356 47,942
Leasehold, geological and geophysical 37,535 32,805 36,555 48,685
Other costs (recovery) (1,104 ) 594,710
Total 195,794 5,865,917 2,539,596 29,163,734

During the nine months ended September 30, 2015, Caza drilled 1 gross well (0.147 net) in the Bone Spring play in New Mexico reflecting the environment brought about by a 44% drop in commodity prices as compared to this period in 2014.

Outstanding Share Data

Caza is authorized to issue an unlimited number of common shares without par value. Holders of common shares are entitled to one vote per share on all matters voted on a poll by shareholders, and are entitled to receive dividends when and if declared by the board of directors out of funds legally available for the payment of dividends. Upon Caza's liquidation or winding up or other distribution of its assets among its shareholders for the purpose of winding up its affairs, holders of common shares are entitled to share pro rata in any assets available for distribution to shareholders after payment of all obligations of the Company. Holders of common shares do not have any cumulative voting rights or pre-emptive rights to subscribe for any additional common shares.

At November 10, 2015, 255,572,960 common shares were issued and outstanding. Common shares are issuable pursuant to outstanding incentive compensation arrangements, common share purchase warrants and the 2015 Convertible Loan (as defined below). In addition, the management team has the right at any time to exchange the Caza Petroleum, Inc. ("Caza Petroleum") shares currently held by them for an aggregate of 26,502,000 common shares.

The following table sets forth the classes and number of outstanding equity securities of the Company and the number of issued and issuable common shares on a fully diluted basis.

Issued and Issuable Securities
Common Shares
Issued and outstanding 255,572,960
Issuable from exchangeable rights 26,502,000
Issuable from exercise of warrants 3,584,557
Issuable from exercise of stock options 15,215,000
Issuable from exercise of performance awards 2,238,3001
Issuable pursuant to 2015 Convertible Loan - 2
Total Common Shares issued and issuable 290,699,140
Warrants Issued and Outstanding
Warrants to purchase common shares outstanding 3,584,557
Stock Options Issued
Stock options outstanding 15,215,000
(1) The amount payable pursuant to the Company's performance awards shall vary depending on the satisfaction of certain performance thresholds. Subject to the discretion of the board of directors, the performance awards provide that one-half of any award shall be satisfied by a cash payment and the other half-shall be satisfied through an issuance of common shares. The board has authorized the issuance of up to 4,289,608 common shares in connection with the satisfaction of outstanding performance awards. Such number assumes that outstanding awards will be paid at the 100% level (200% being the maximum) and that half of each such award shall be satisfied through the issuance of shares. On March 19, 2015 the Board of Directors authorized the issuance of 2,051,308 shares under this performance awards program that were issued during May 2015 leaving a balance of 2,238,300 shares issuable.
(2) The Company's obligations under the 2015 Convertible Loan shall ordinarily be satisfied through the issuance of common shares. The number of common shares issuable pursuant to the 2015 Convertible Loan is not ascertainable at this time and shall vary depending on the trading price on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange of the common shares from time-to-time. Accordingly, the common shares issuable pursuant to the 2015 Convertible Loan are not reflected in the total number of common shares issued and issuable as disclosed in the above table

Commitments

The following is a summary of the estimated amounts required to fulfill Caza's remaining contractual commitments as at September 30, 2015:

Type of Obligation ($) Total <1 Year 1-3 Years 4-5 Years Thereafter
Operating leases 352,692 130,056 222,636 - -
Asset retirement obligations 1,374,186 - - - 1,374,186
Total contractual commitments 1,726,878 130,056 222,636 - 1,374,186

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Due to current economic conditions and prices, compliance with financial covenants is highly dependent on realized oil pricing. The Company is currently not in compliance with all financial covenants. The Company is proactive in managing debt levels and is seeking financial alternatives to be able to be compliant with its financial covenants. Although the Company has received a waiver of such non-compliance until November 30, 2015, sustained low WTI prices could cause the Company to not be in compliance with all financial covenants through all of 2015 and there can be no assurance that further waivers will be available. The Company's ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon its ability to raise capital, restructure its debt, maintain positive cash flow and / or the continued support of its lenders. There is no certainty that such events will occur and that sources of financing will be obtained on terms acceptable to management. These material uncertainties cast significant doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. The Company is currently pursuing the Potential Transaction as a means of obtaining the funds required to retire the amounts outstanding under the Note Purchase Agreement and the Convertible Loan Agreement.

At September 30, 2015, Caza had a working capital deficit of $42,405,992 as compared to a working capital deficit of $44,306,975 as at December 31, 2014. The difference of $1,900,983 is reconciled in the table below. At September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 the Company was not in compliance with its financial covenants (see further discussion below). As a result the Company has reclassified the outstanding balance owing as a current liability at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014 resulting in the working capital deficit.

Working Capital Reconciliation ($)
Working Capital as at December 31, 2015 (44,306,975 )
Funds flow used in operations 4,517,910
Proceeds from convertible loan 3,595,534
Stock issuance 637,667
Derivative valuation changes 168,934
Capital expenditures (2,564,522 )
Non-cash financing costs (1,236,933 )
Unrealized (loss) - hedging (3,779,014 )
Sale of assets 478,274
Other miscellaneous items 83,133
Total Change in Working Capital 1,900,983
Working Capital as at September 30, 2015 (42,405,992 )

Caza had a cash balance of $1,807,338 as of September 30, 2015 (December 31, 2014 - $5,160,943).

Caza's 2015 operating plan calls for participation to be funded from operating cash flows, existing cash resources, the SEDA (as defined below) or other appropriate sources of funding if available. In the event additional sources of financing become available the Company would consider increases to its drilling program. The Company is focused on securing appropriate levels of capitalization to support its business strategy. As commodity prices or production fluctuates, the Company intends to alter its capital program or reduce costs in order to maintain an acceptable level of capitalization.

The Company prepares annual budgets, which are updated as necessary depending on varying factors, including current and forecast commodity prices, changes in capital structure, execution of the Company's business plan and general industry conditions.

See "Risk Factors" below

The Company has arranged for funding under the following agreements:

Convertible Loan

On February 18, 2015, the Company obtained a $5,000,000 facility under a convertible unsecured note agreement (the"2015 Convertible Loan") with YA Global Master SPV Ltd., an investment fund managed by Yorkville Advisors LLC and Global Market Neutral Strategies SICAV P.L.C. An aggregate of $4,000,000 has been advanced to Caza under such agreement. Additional tranches may be available with the consent of the lenders. Loan proceeds will be used to cover ongoing operational costs. The injection of the entire initial tranche into the Company resulted in an agreement with its existing debt provider under the Note Purchase Agreement, Apollo Investment Corporation ("Apollo"), which deferred determination of finance and performance covenants under the existing Note Purchase Agreement (see description below) from March 31, 2015 to September 30, 2015.

Note Purchase Agreement

On May 23, 2013, the Company entered into a Note Purchase Agreement (the "Note Agreement") with Apollo, an investment fund managed by Apollo Investment Management, pursuant to which Apollo agreed to purchase up to $50,000,000 of senior secured notes ("Notes") from the Company. Under the Note Purchase Agreement, the Company is required to comply with financial covenants, which are tested quarterly, providing for specified interest coverage ratios beginning in the quarter ending September 30, 2013, and asset coverage ratios and minimum production, beginning in the quarter ending March 31, 2014. The Company is also required to maintain a limit on general and administrative costs. Due to drilling delays and decreasing commodity prices the Company did not satisfy its financial covenants at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014. These have been waived by Apollo. The Company and Apollo executed a Third Amendment to the Note Purchase Agreement that provides a waiver of the financial covenants until September 30, 2015. As a result, the Company has reclassified the outstanding balance owing as a current liability at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014.

On September 30, 2015, the Company and Apollo executed a Forbearance and Reservation of Rights Agreement, pursuant to which Apollo agreed, subject to certain customary limitations and conditions, to forbear from exercising certain of its rights and remedies under the Note Agreement with respect to the Company's breach of certain financial and other covenants until October 31, 2015, subject to earlier termination. On October 30, 2015, the Company and Apollo executed an Amended and Restated Forbearance and Reservation of Rights Agreement which replaced the Forbearance Agreement in its entirety, and pursuant to which Apollo agreed, subject to certain customary limitations and conditions, to forbear from exercising certain of its rights and remedies under the Note Agreement with respect to the Company's breach of certain financial and other covenants until November 30, 2015, subject to earlier termination. The Amended Forbearance Agreement provides that if Apollo determines in its sole discretion that the Company and its operating subsidiary are not diligently pursuing a transaction substantially similar to the Potential Transaction (see "Financing" above for details of the Potential Transaction) during the forbearance period, Apollo may, by three days' advance written notice, shorten the forbearance period so that it ends on the latter of November 15, 2015, or the third day after such notice is delivered.

Any outstanding balances of the Notes may be prepaid at the option of the Company at any time subject to premiums that expire in May of 2016. The Note Purchase Agreement is also subject to a mandatory prepayment from the proceeds of the sale of assets and from funds received from transactions outside of the ordinary course of business. Certain mandatory payments are also required if in any period the Company fails to comply with any financial or performance covenants. The Note Agreement provides for customary events of default. Additionally, an event of default would occur upon a change of control of the Company, which consists of (i) a shareholder acquiring more than 35% of the Company's outstanding common shares, (ii) a change in the composition of the board of directors by more than 1/3 during a 12-month period or (iii) a termination of service by any three of the five executive officers of the Company. Outstanding balances under the Notes are secured by first-priority security interests in all of the Company's assets.

In addition to a 2% overriding royalty interest conveyed at the closing of the Note Purchase Agreement in its properties in Eddy and Lea Counties, New Mexico, the Company is also required to convey a proportionately reducible 2% overriding royalty interest in each lease acquired with proceeds from the Note Agreement. Upon full repayment of the Notes, the overriding royalty interests will convert to a 25% net profits interest in each property, proportionately reduced to reflect the Company's working interest as provided in the Note Purchase Agreement, which will reduce to a 12 1/2% net profits interest at such time as the Note Holder achieves specified investment criteria pursuant to the Note Purchase Agreement.

The outstanding balance of the Notes as at September 30, 2015 was $45,000,000 (exclusive of unamortized transaction costs $1,778,073 (December 31, 2014 - $45,000,000 (exclusive of unamortized transaction costs $2,633,629)). The Notes bear interest at a floating rate of one-month LIBOR (with a floor of 2%) plus 10% per annum, payable monthly and mature on May 23, 2017. In an event of default under the Note Purchase Agreement, additional interest will be payable at a default rate of 5% per annum, but only during the period of default. In addition to these funds, the Company has the ability to reinvest cash flow from program wells back into the drilling program.

In connection with the sale of the Notes, the Company incurred a total of $1,667,500 in transaction costs (consisting of $1,540,000 in issuance costs and $127,500 relating to the fair value of the 2% overriding royalty conveyed at the closing of the Note Purchase Agreement). In addition, the Company also incurred structuring fees of $2,399,912 in connection with the Note Purchase Agreement. The Notes are classified as other financial liabilities and are measured at amortized cost.

Standby Equity Distribution Agreement

The Company and Yorkville are party to a £6 million Standby Equity Distribution Agreement ("SEDA") dated November 23, 2012. The SEDA allows Caza to issue equity at a 5% discount to market to fund loan repayments or well costs in certain circumstances. As at September 30, 2015, the company has drawn down £nil (December 31, 2014 - £nil) under the SEDA. During 2015, the Company issued nil (2014 - nil) common shares under the SEDA at an average price of £nil (2014 - £nil) per share for gross proceeds of $nil (2014 - $nil). The Company did not draw down on the SEDA facility during the first nine months of 2015 and 2014. The SEDA expires on April 30, 2016.

Equity Adjustment Agreement

The Company entered into an Equity Adjustment Agreement (the "Adjustment Agreement") on March 5, 2013 with Yorkville. Pursuant to the Adjustment Agreement, during the three months ended March 31, 2013, the Company issued 3,846,154 common shares to Yorkville at a price of £0.13 per share for aggregate proceeds of £500,000.

Transactions with Related Parties

All related party transactions are in the normal course of operations and have been measured at the agreed to exchange amounts, which is the amount of consideration established and agreed to by the related parties and which is comparable to those negotiated with third parties.

Caza and its subsidiary Caza Petroleum Inc. may be considered to be "related parties" for the purposes of Multilateral Instrument 61-101 of the Canadian Securities Administrators. As a result, Caza may be required to obtain a formal valuation or disinterested shareholder approval before completing certain transactions with Caza Petroleum.

Summary of Quarterly Results

Three
months ended
September 30,
2015
Three
months ended
June 30,
2015
Three
months ended
March 31,
2015
Three
months ended
December 31,
2014
Petroleum and natural gas sales 1,996,350 2,941,812 3,367,214 4,823,460
Net income (loss) (17,791,270 ) (3,309,806 ) (1,274,754 ) 2,896,659
Per share - basic and diluted (0.07 ) (0.01 ) (0.01 ) 0.01
Funds flow from operations (See note) (1) 910,868 2,225,718 1,381,323 386,715
Per share - basic and diluted 0.00 0.01 0.01 0.00
Net capital expenditures 195,794 563,327 1,805,400 11,798,613
Average daily production (boe/d) 594 744 917 901
Weighted average shares outstanding 247,072,290 237,960,016 237,306,302 236,355,884
Three
months ended
September 30,
2014
Three
months ended
June 30,
2014
Three
months ended
March 31,
2014
Three
months ended
December 31,
2013
Petroleum and natural gas sales 7,244,752 6,286,049 4,591,507 3,381,486
Net income (loss) (7,743,772 ) (763,150 ) (1,454,212 ) (2,851,860 )
Per share - basic and diluted (0.04 ) (0.01 ) (0.01 ) (0.01 )
Funds flow from(used in) operations (See note) (1) 2,634,496 2,381,414 893,286 276,913
Per share - basic and diluted 0.01 0.01 0.00 0.00
Net capital expenditures 5,865,917 13,681,171 9,616,646 10,031,758
Average daily production (boe/d) 1,210 937 685 503
Weighted average shares outstanding 214,210,273 199,323,039 187,917,370 182,965,097
(1) Calculated based on cash flow from operations before changes in non-cash working capital.

Factors that have caused variations over the quarters:

  • During 2014 and 2015 Caza commenced drilling of 15 (5.87 net) wells. 13 (4.75 net) of the 15 wells were completed during that period. As at September 30, 2015, 1 (0.5 net) well is undergoing completion activities.
  • Capital expenditures and revenues from oil, natural gas and NGL sales decreased during the three-month period ended September 30, 2015, as a result of the effects of falling commodity prices.

Financial Instruments

The Company holds various forms of financial instruments. The nature of these instruments and the Company's operations expose the Company to commodity price, credit, share price and foreign exchange risks. The Company manages its exposure to these risks by operating in a manner that minimizes its exposure to the extent practical. See note9 of the Company's financial statements for the three-month period ended September 30, 2015 and the disclosure under the heading "Commodity Price Risk" herein for further details of the Company's financial instruments.

Critical Accounting Estimates

The policies discussed below are considered particularly important as they require management to make informed judgments, some of which may relate to matters that are inherently uncertain. The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with Canadian IFRS. In preparing financial statements, management makes certain assumptions, judgments and estimates that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. The basis for these estimates is historical experience and various other assumptions that management believes to be reasonable. Actual results could differ from the estimates under different assumptions or conditions.

Reserves - The Company engages independent qualified reserve evaluators to evaluate its reserves each year. Reserve determinations involve forecasts based on property performance, future prices, future production and the timing of expenditures; all these are subject to uncertainty. Reserve estimates have a significant impact on reported financial results as they are the basis for the calculation of depreciation and depletion. Revisions can change reported depletion and depreciation and earnings; downward revisions could result in a ceiling test write down.

Decommissioning Liabilities - The Company provides for the estimated abandonment costs using a fair value method based on cost estimates determined under current legislative requirements and industry practice. The amount of the liability is affected by the estimated cost per well, the timing of the expenditures and the discount factor used. These estimates will change and the revisions will impact future accretion, depletion and depreciation rates.

Income taxes - The utilization of deferred tax assets subject to an expiry date are based on estimates of future cash flows and profitability. By their nature, these estimates are subject to measurement uncertainty and the effect on the financial statements of changes of estimates in future periods could be significant.

Share-based Compensation - The Black-Scholes option pricing model was developed for use in estimating the fair value of traded options which have no vesting restrictions and are fully transferable. This model is used to value the stock options granted. In addition, option pricing models require the input of highly subjective assumptions including the expected stock price volatility. Changes in the subjective input assumptions can materially affect the fair value estimates as reflected in the consolidated financial statements

Certain of our accounting policies require that we make appropriate decisions with respect to the formulation of estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. For a discussion about those accounting policies, please refer to our annual management's discussion and analysis and Note 2 of the corresponding audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2014 available at www.sedar.com.

Future Accounting Pronouncements

The Company will continue to monitor standards development as issued by the IASB and the AcSB as well as regulatory developments as issued by the CSA, which may affect the timing, nature or disclosure of its adoption of IFRS.

Risk Factors

For a discussion about risk and uncertainties, please refer to our Management's Discussion and Analysis and Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2014 available at www.sedar.com.

INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING

The Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer are responsible for establishing and maintaining internal control over financial reporting (ICFR), as such term is defined in National Instrument 52-109 Certification of Disclosure in Issuers' Annual and Interim Filings, for Caza. They have, as at the three months ended September 30, 2015, designed ICFR, or caused it to be designed under their supervision, to provide reasonable assurance regarding the reliability of financial reporting and the preparation of financial statements for external purposes in accordance with IFRS. The control framework our officers used to design Caza's ICFR is the Internal Control -- Integrated Framework (COSO Framework) published by The Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO).

Under the supervision of the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer, Caza conducted an evaluation of the effectiveness of our ICFR as at September 30, 2015 based on the COSO Framework. Based on this evaluation, the officers concluded that Caza's ICFR was effective as of September 30, 2015.

There were no changes in our ICFR during the three months ended September 30, 2015 that materially affected, or are reasonably likely to materially affect, Caza's internal control over financial reporting.

EVALUATION OF DISCLOSURE CONTROLS AND PROCEDURES

Caza's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer have designed, or caused to be designed under their supervision, disclosure controls and procedures to provide reasonable assurance that: (i) material information relating to the Company is made known to Caza's Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer by others, particularly during the period in which the annual filings are being prepared; and (ii) information required to be disclosed by the Company in its annual filings, interim filings or other reports filed or submitted by it under securities legislation is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time period specified in securities legislation. Such officers have evaluated, or caused to be evaluated under their supervision, the effectiveness of Caza's disclosure controls and procedures at the financial year end of the Company and have concluded that the Company's disclosure controls and procedures are effective at the financial year end of the Company.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Further information regarding the Company, including its Annual Information Form, can be accessed under the Company's public filings found at http://www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.cazapetro.com.

Contact Information

  • Caza Oil & Gas, Inc.
    Michael Ford
    CEO
    +1 432 682 7424

    John McGoldrick
    Chairman
    +351 282 471 010 (Portugal)

    Cenkos Securities plc
    Neil McDonald
    +44 131 220 6939 (Edinburgh)

    Nick Tulloch
    +44 131 220 9772 (Edinburgh)

    Vigo Communications
    Chris McMahon
    +44 20 7016 9572