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DENVER, April 29, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- SM Energy Company (the "Company") (NYSE: SM) today announced operating and financial results for the first quarter 2021 and provided certain second quarter 2021 guidance.

During the first quarter of 2021:

  • Cash flows included net cash provided by operating activities of $105.6 million before net change in working capital of ($51.4) million totaling $157.1 million. Adjusted EBITDAX, (a non-GAAP measure reconciled below) was $215.0 million.
  • Production was 10.05 MMBoe or 111.6 MBoe/d and was 54% oil. Production volumes were affected by the severe winter storm in Texas during February 2021, which resulted in 14 days of reduced production and delayed completions of new wells.
  • Capital expenditures reflected continued capital efficiencies with costs maintained at approximately $520 per lateral foot. Capital expenditures of $147.6 million adjusted for increased capital accruals of $37.4 million totaled $185.0 million.

Chief Executive Officer Herb Vogel comments: "While unprecedented first quarter weather presented exceptional challenges, the SM Energy team prioritized safety, collaborated with suppliers and we are back on track toward achieving our long-term objectives. We remain focused on key priorities of generating free cash flow, reducing absolute debt and demonstrating top tier ESG stewardship, and we maintain our full-year guidance for production, capital expenditures and generating free cash flow."

FIRST QUARTER OF 2021

PRODUCTION:













Midland Basin

South Texas

Total

Oil (MBbl / MBbl/d)

5,088 / 56.5

341 / 3.8

5,428 / 60.3

Natural Gas (MMcf / MMcf/d)

10,560 / 117.3

10,981 / 122.0

21,542 / 239.4

NGLs (MBbl / MBbl/d)

4 / -

1,026 / 11.4

1,030 / 11.4

Total (MBoe / MBoe/d)

6,852 / 76.1

3,197 / 35.5

10,048 / 111.6

Note: Totals may not calculate due to rounding.





  • Total production volumes of 10.05 MMBoe or 111.6 MBoe/d were down 19% compared with the prior year period and down 11% sequentially. Production was 54% oil. Lower production volumes resulted from:
    • The impacts of severe winter weather in Texas during February 2021 that led to interruptions in third-party power supply and third-party gas gathering, causing production shut-ins. The Company experienced 14 days of reduced production.
    • Storm related delays in the timing of planned well completions as well as continued delays (into March) in the supply chain for sand and technical services that pushed certain planned flowing completions into April. No new wells were brought on production in January or February.
    • A planned decline in South Texas due to the completion of only two new wells in the second half of 2020.

REALIZED PRICES:













Midland Basin

South Texas

Total 

(Pre/Post-hedge)

Oil ($/Bbl)

$56.24

$57.71

$56.33 / $45.95

Natural Gas ($/Mcf)

$5.47

$2.90

$4.16 / $2.28

NGLs ($/Bbl)

nm

$26.94

$26.93 / $16.14

Per Boe

$50.21

$24.76

$42.11 / $31.37

Note: Totals may not sum due to rounding

  • The average realized price before the effect of hedges was $42.11 per Boe and the average realized price after the effect of hedges was $31.37 per Boe.
    • Benchmark pricing for the quarter included NYMEX WTI at $57.84/Bbl, NYMEX Henry Hub natural gas at $2.69/MMBtu and Hart Composite NGLs at $30.47/Bbl.
    • The average realized price per Boe of $42.11 before the effect of hedges was up 47% compared with the prior year period and up 48% sequentially.
    • The effect of realized hedges was a loss of $10.74 per Boe, or $107.9 million. Natural gas hedge losses were magnified during the Texas weather event as shut-in supplies across the state caused multiple days of extreme spot price spikes, up to more than $300 per MMBtu. The Company's natural gas hedge volumes exceeded production volumes (due to shut-ins) for the month of February, resulting in increased hedge losses.

For additional operating metrics and regional detail, please see the Financial Highlights section below and the accompanying 1Q21 slide deck.

NET LOSS, LOSS PER SHARE AND NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

First quarter 2021 net loss was $251.3 million, or $2.19 per diluted common share, which compared with a net loss of $411.9 million, or $3.64 per diluted common share, in the same period in 2020. The current period included a $344.7 million net derivative loss, while the prior year period included a $989.8 million impairment, partially offset by a $545.3 million net derivative gain.

First quarter 2021 net cash provided by operating activities of $105.6 million before net change in working capital of ($51.4) million totaled $157.1 million, which was down 34% from $236.6 million in the comparable prior year period. While the first quarter 2021 operating margin (before the effects of hedge settlements) was up 77% compared with the prior year period, the decline in cash flow before net change in working capital was primarily due to an 18% decline in daily production volumes and $107.9 million realized hedge loss.

ADJUSTED EBITDAX, ADJUSTED NET LOSS AND NET DEBT-TO-ADJUSTED EBITDAX

The following paragraphs discuss non-GAAP measures including Adjusted EBITDAX, adjusted net loss, adjusted net loss per diluted share and net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX. Please reference the definitions and reconciliations of these measures to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures at the end of this release.

First quarter 2021 Adjusted EBITDAX was $215.0 million, down 25% from the same period in 2020. The decrease in Adjusted EBITDAX was predominantly due to lower production volumes and the realized hedge loss.

First quarter 2021 adjusted net loss was $5.7 million, or $0.05 per diluted common share, which compares with adjusted net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.05 per diluted common share, for the same period in 2020.

At March 31, 2021, net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX was 2.6 times.

FINANCIAL POSITION, LIQUIDITY AND CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

On March 31, 2021, the outstanding principal amount of the Company's long-term debt was $2.32 billion. Long-term debt was comprised of $1.67 billion in unsecured senior notes, $446.7 million in secured senior notes, $65.5 million in secured senior convertible notes, plus $135.0 million drawn on the Company's senior secured revolving credit facility.

In March 2021, the Company's borrowing base and commitments under its senior secured revolving credit facility were reaffirmed by its lenders at $1.1 billion. At March 31, 2021, the Company's available liquidity was $965.0 million. The cash balance was approximately zero. During the Spring 2021 redetermination process, the Company did not request an extension of second lien capacity.

First quarter 2021 capital expenditures of $147.6 million, adjusted for increased capital accruals of $37.4 million, totaled $185.0 million. During the quarter, the Company drilled 13 net wells and completed 14 net wells in the Midland Basin and drilled 5 net wells and completed 3 net wells in South Texas. The Company fracture stimulated two more wells than planned during March, and those wells are expected to come on production mid-year.

COMMODITY DERIVATIVES

Commodity hedge positions as of April 29, 2021:

  • OIL: Approximately 75-80% of expected 2Q-4Q oil production is hedged to WTI at an average price of $40.66/Bbl.
  • OIL, Midland Basin differential: Approximately 60-65% of expected 2Q-4Q Midland Basin oil production is hedged to the local price point at a positive $0.76/Bbl basis.
  • NATURAL GAS: Approximately 85% of expected 2Q-4Q natural gas production is hedged. 38,659 BBtu is hedged to HSC at an average price of $2.42/MMBtu, and 22,943 BBtu is hedged to WAHA at an average price of $1.82/MMBtu.
  • NGL hedges are by individual product and include propane and normal butane swaps for the remainder of 2021.

A detailed schedule of these and other hedge positions are provided in the 1Q21 accompanying slide deck.

GUIDANCE

  • Full year 2021 guidance is unchanged.
  • Second quarter 2021 guidance includes:
    • Production 11.8-12.2 MMBoe or 130-134 MBoe/d. The second quarter production range reflects timing of new wells being turned-in-line.
    • Capital expenditures of $230-240 million. Capital expenditures are weighted to the first half of 2021, taking advantage of lower contracted costs. Second quarter capital anticipates approximately 20 net wells drilled and 50 net flowing completions, which includes wells that were fracture stimulated in the first quarter and will turn-in-line in the second quarter.

SCHEDULE FOR FIRST QUARTER REPORTING

April 29, 2021 - In conjunction with this release, the Company posts to its website a pre-recorded webcast discussion, a written transcript of the webcast, and an associated IR presentation. Please visit ir.sm-energy.com.

April 30, 2021 – Please join SM Energy management at 8:00 a.m. Mountain time/10:00 a.m. Eastern time for the first quarter 2021 financial and operating results Q&A session. This discussion will be accessible via webcast (available live and for replay) on the Company's website at www.ir.sm-energy.com or by telephone. In order to join the live conference call, please register at the link below for dial-in information.

The call replay will be available approximately one hour after the call and until May 7, 2021.

UPCOMING CONFERENCE PARTICIPATION

  • June 9, 2021 – Stifel 2021 Virtual Cross Sector Insight Conference. President and Chief Executive Officer Herb Vogel will be present at 3:20 p.m. Eastern time. This event will be webcast, accessible from the Company's website, and available for replay for a limited period. An investor presentation for this event will be posted to the Company's website.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of securities laws. The words "assumes," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "generate," "guidance," "implied," "maintain," "plan," "project," "objectives," "outlook," "sustainable," "target," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements in this release include, among other things, certain guidance for the full year and second quarter 2021, including second quarter capital expenditures and production, and the timing of bringing newly fracture stimulated wells on production. These statements involve known and unknown risks, which may cause SM Energy's actual results to differ materially from results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Future results may be impacted by the risks discussed in the Risk Factors section of SM Energy's most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, as such risk factors may be updated from time to time in the Company's other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, specifically the 2020 Form 10-K.  The forward-looking statements contained herein speak as of the date of this release.  Although SM Energy may from time to time voluntarily update its prior forward-looking statements, it disclaims any commitment to do so, except as required by securities laws.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

SM Energy Company is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of crude oil, natural gas, and NGLs in the state of Texas.  SM Energy routinely posts important information about the Company on its website. For more information about SM Energy, please visit its website at www.sm-energy.com.

SM ENERGY INVESTOR CONTACTS

Jennifer Martin Samuels, jsamuels@sm-energy.com, 303-864-2507

Jeremy Kline, jkline@sm-energy.com, 303-863-4313

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Production Data













For the Three Months Ended March 31,



2021



2020



Percent

Change

Realized sales price (before the effects of derivative settlements):











Oil (per Bbl)

$

56.33





$

45.96





23

%

Gas (per Mcf)

$

4.16





$

1.54





170

%

NGLs (per Bbl)

$

26.93





$

13.62





98

%

Equivalent (per Boe)

$

42.11





$

28.64





47

%

Realized sales price (including the effects of derivative settlements):











Oil (per Bbl)

$

45.95





$

54.40





(16)

%

Gas (per Mcf)

$

2.28





$

2.09





9

%

NGLs (per Bbl)

$

16.14





$

16.89





(4)

%

Equivalent (per Boe)

$

31.37





$

34.58





(9)

%

Net production volumes: (1)











Oil (MMBbl)

5.4





6.3





(14)

%

Gas (Bcf)

21.5





26.5





(19)

%

NGLs (MMBbl)

1.0





1.6





(36)

%

MMBoe

10.0





12.4





(19)

%

Average net daily production: (1)











Oil (MBbls/d)

60.3





69.8





(14)

%

Gas (MMcf/d)

239.4





291.2





(18)

%

NGLs (MBbls/d)

11.4





17.6





(35)

%

MBoe/d

111.6





135.9





(18)

%

Per Boe data:











Realized price (before the effects of derivative settlements)

$

42.11





$

28.64





47

%

Lease operating expense

4.64





4.75





(2)

%

Transportation costs

2.94





3.11





(5)

%

Production taxes

1.94





1.20





62

%

Ad valorem tax expense

0.52





0.60





(13)

%

General and administrative (2)

2.46





2.22





11

%

Operating margin (before the effects of derivative settlements)

29.61





16.76





77

%

Derivative settlement gain (loss)

(10.74)





5.94





(281)

%

Operating margin (including the effects of derivative settlements)

$

18.87





$

22.70





(17)

%

Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation

liability accretion

$

16.62





$

18.88





(12)

%













(1) Amounts and percentage changes may not calculate due to rounding.

(2) Includes non-cash stock-based compensation expense per Boe of $0.44 and $0.37 for the three months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, respectively.

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets







(in thousands, except share data)

March 31,



December 31,

ASSETS

2021



2020

Current assets:







Cash and cash equivalents

$





$

10



Accounts receivable

199,631





162,455



Derivative assets

20,859





31,203



Prepaid expenses and other

9,792





10,001



Total current assets

230,282





203,669



Property and equipment (successful efforts method):







Proved oil and gas properties

8,735,538





8,608,522



Accumulated depletion, depreciation, and amortization

(5,051,876)





(4,886,973)



Unproved oil and gas properties

705,822





714,602



Wells in progress

291,146





233,498



Other property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $64,242 and $63,662,

respectively

31,986





32,217



Total property and equipment, net

4,712,616





4,701,866



Noncurrent assets:







Derivative assets

13,567





23,150



Other noncurrent assets

59,180





47,746



Total noncurrent assets

72,747





70,896



Total assets

$

5,015,645





$

4,976,431



LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY







Current liabilities:







Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$

394,226





$

371,670



Derivative liabilities

371,802





200,189



Other current liabilities

10,591





11,880



Total current liabilities

776,619





583,739



Noncurrent liabilities:







Revolving credit facility

135,000





93,000



Senior Notes, net

2,125,651





2,121,319



Asset retirement obligations

84,206





83,325



Derivative liabilities

67,595





22,331



Other noncurrent liabilities

56,902





56,557



Total noncurrent liabilities

2,469,354





2,376,532



Stockholders' equity:







Common stock, $0.01 par value - authorized: 200,000,000 shares; issued and

outstanding: 114,742,304 shares as of March 31, 2021, and December 31, 2020

1,147





1,147



Additional paid-in capital

1,833,651





1,827,914



Retained earnings (deficit)

(51,719)





200,697



Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(13,407)





(13,598)



Total stockholders' equity

1,769,672





2,016,160



Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

$

5,015,645





$

4,976,431



 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021



2020

Operating revenues and other income:







Oil, gas, and NGL production revenue

$

423,165





$

354,233



Other operating income

20,681





1,501



Total operating revenues and other income

443,846





355,734



Operating expenses:







Oil, gas, and NGL production expense

100,930





119,552



Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

166,960





233,489



Exploration (1)

9,323





11,349



Impairment

8,750





989,763



General and administrative (1)

24,714





27,447



Net derivative (gain) loss (2)

344,689





(545,340)



Other operating expense, net

(599)





566



Total operating expenses

654,767





836,826



Loss from operations

(210,921)





(481,092)



Interest expense

(39,871)





(41,512)



Gain on extinguishment of debt





12,195



Other non-operating expense, net

(371)





(494)



Loss before income taxes

(251,163)





(510,903)



Income tax (expense) benefit

(106)





99,008



Net loss

$

(251,269)





$

(411,895)











Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

114,759





113,009



Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

114,759





113,009



Basic net loss per common share

$

(2.19)





$

(3.64)



Diluted net loss per common share

$

(2.19)





$

(3.64)



Dividends per common share

$

0.01





$

0.01











(1)  Non-cash stock-based compensation included in:







Exploration expense

$

1,284





$

957



General and administrative expense

4,453





4,604



Total non-cash stock-based compensation

$

5,737





$

5,561











(2)  The net derivative (gain) loss line item consists of the following:







Derivative settlement (gain) loss

$

107,885





$

(73,437)



(Gain) loss on fair value changes

236,804





(471,903)



Total net derivative (gain) loss

$

344,689





$

(545,340)



 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021

























Condensed Consolidated Statements of Stockholders' Equity

(in thousands, except share data and dividends per share)









Additional

Paid-in

Capital



Retained

Earnings

(Deficit)



Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Loss



Total

Stockholders'

Equity



Common Stock











Shares



Amount









Balances, December 31, 2020

114,742,304





$

1,147





$

1,827,914





$

200,697





$

(13,598)





$

2,016,160



Net loss













(251,269)









(251,269)



Other comprehensive income

















191





191



Cash dividends declared, $0.01 per share













(1,147)









(1,147)



Stock-based compensation expense









5,737













5,737



Balances, March 31, 2021

114,742,304





$

1,147





$

1,833,651





$

(51,719)





$

(13,407)





$

1,769,672



 







Additional

Paid-in

Capital







Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Loss



Total

Stockholders'

Equity



Common Stock





Retained

Earnings







Shares



Amount









Balances, December 31, 2019

112,987,952





$

1,130





$

1,791,596





$

967,587





$

(11,319)





$

2,748,994



Net loss













(411,895)









(411,895)



Other comprehensive income

















190





190



Cash dividends declared, $0.01 per share













(1,130)









(1,130)



Issuance of common stock upon vesting of

RSUs, net of shares used for tax

withholdings

730









(3)













(3)



Stock-based compensation expense









5,561













5,561



Balances, March 31, 2020

112,988,682





$

1,130





$

1,797,154





$

554,562





$

(11,129)





$

2,341,717



 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows







(in thousands)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021



2020

Cash flows from operating activities:







Net loss

$

(251,269)





$

(411,895)



Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:







Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

166,960





233,489



Impairment

8,750





989,763



Stock-based compensation expense

5,737





5,561



Net derivative (gain) loss

344,689





(545,340)



Derivative settlement gain (loss)

(107,885)





73,437



Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

4,723





3,992



Gain on extinguishment of debt





(12,195)



Deferred income taxes

(52)





(99,347)



Other, net

(14,592)





(816)



Net change in working capital

(51,437)





(18,517)



Net cash provided by operating activities

105,624





218,132











Cash flows from investing activities:







Capital expenditures

(147,563)





(139,306)



Other

(71)







Net cash used in investing activities

(147,634)





(139,306)











Cash flows from financing activities:







Proceeds from revolving credit facility

440,000





425,500



Repayment of revolving credit facility

(398,000)





(476,000)



Cash paid to repurchase Senior Notes





(28,318)



Other





(3)



Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

42,000





(78,821)











Net change in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

(10)





5



Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period

10





10



Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period

$





$

15











Supplemental schedule of additional cash flow information and non-cash activities:







Operating activities:







Cash paid for interest, net of capitalized interest

$

(53,449)





$

(47,469)











Investing activities:







Increase in capital expenditure accruals and other

$

37,409





$

16,802



DEFINITIONS OF NON-GAAP MEASURES AS CALCULATED BY THE COMPANY

The following non-GAAP measures are presented in addition to financial statements as the Company believes these metrics and performance measures are widely used by the investment community, including investors, research analysts and others, to evaluate and compare investments among upstream oil and gas companies in making investment decisions or recommendations.  These measures, as presented, may have differing calculations among companies and investment professionals and may not be directly comparable to the same measures provided by others.  A non-GAAP measure should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the related GAAP measure or any other measure of a company's financial or operating performance presented in accordance with GAAP.  A reconciliation of each of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measure or measures is presented below.  These measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Adjusted EBITDAX:  Adjusted EBITDAX is calculated as net income (loss) before interest expense, interest income, income taxes, depletion, depreciation, amortization and asset retirement obligation liability accretion expense, exploration expense, property abandonment and impairment expense, non-cash stock-based compensation expense, derivative gains and losses net of settlements, gains and losses on divestitures, gains and losses on extinguishment of debt, and certain other items.  Adjusted EBITDAX excludes certain items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results, including items that are generally non-recurring in nature or whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated. Adjusted EBITDAX is also important as it is considered among financial covenants under the Company's Credit Agreement, a material source of liquidity for the Company.  Please reference the Company's 2020 Form 10-K and first quarter 2021 Form 10-Q for discussion of the Credit Agreement and its covenants.

Adjusted net income (loss):  Adjusted net income (loss) excludes certain items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results, including items that are generally non-recurring in nature or whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated.  These items include non-cash and other adjustments, such as derivative gains and losses net of settlements, impairments, net (gain) loss on divestiture activity, gains and losses on extinguishment of debt, and accruals for non-recurring matters.

Net Debt: The total principal amount of outstanding senior secured notes and senior unsecured notes plus amounts drawn on the revolving credit facility (also referred to as total funded debt) less cash and cash equivalents.

Free cash flow: Free cash flow is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities before net change in working capital less capital expenditures before increase (decrease) in capital expenditure accruals and other.

Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX:  Net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDAX is calculated as Net Debt (defined above) divided by Adjusted EBITDAX (defined above).  A variation of this calculation is a financial covenant under the Company's Credit Agreement for its revolving credit facility beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018.

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Adjusted EBITDAX Reconciliation (1)







(in thousands)















Reconciliation of net loss (GAAP) and net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP) to

Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP)

For the Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021



2020

Net loss (GAAP)

$

(251,269)





$

(411,895)



Interest expense

39,871





41,512



Income tax expense (benefit)

106





(99,008)



Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and asset retirement obligation liability accretion

166,960





233,489



Exploration (2)

8,039





10,392



Impairment

8,750





989,763



Stock-based compensation expense

5,737





5,561



Net derivative (gain) loss

344,689





(545,340)



Derivative settlement gain (loss)

(107,885)





73,437



Gain on extinguishment of debt





(12,195)



Other, net

(10)





333



Adjusted EBITDAX (non-GAAP)

$

214,988





$

286,049



Interest expense

(39,871)





(41,512)



Income tax (expense) benefit

(106)





99,008



Exploration (2)

(8,039)





(10,392)



Amortization of debt discount and deferred financing costs

4,723





3,992



Deferred income taxes

(52)





(99,347)



Other, net

(14,582)





(1,149)



Net change in working capital

(51,437)





(18,517)



Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)

$

105,624





$

218,132











(1) See "Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company" above.

(2)  Stock-based compensation expense is a component of the exploration expense and general and administrative expense line items on the accompanying unaudited

condensed consolidated statements of operations.  Therefore, the exploration line items shown in the reconciliation above will vary from the amount shown on the

accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the component of stock-based compensation expense recorded to exploration expense.

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Adjusted Net Loss Reconciliation (1)







(in thousands, except per share data)















Reconciliation of net loss (GAAP) to adjusted net loss (non-GAAP):

For the Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021



2020

Net loss (GAAP)

$

(251,269)





$

(411,895)



Net derivative (gain) loss

344,689





(545,340)



Derivative settlement gain (loss)

(107,885)





73,437



Impairment

8,750





989,763



Gain on extinguishment of debt





(12,195)



Other, net (2)

17





386



Tax effect of adjustments (3)

(53,289)





(109,813)



Valuation allowance on deferred tax assets

53,289





10,017



Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP)

$

(5,698)





$

(5,640)











Diluted net loss per common share (GAAP)

$

(2.19)





$

(3.64)



Net derivative (gain) loss

3.00





(4.83)



Derivative settlement gain (loss)

(0.94)





0.65



Impairment

0.08





8.76



Gain on extinguishment of debt





(0.11)



Other, net (2)







Tax effect of adjustments (3)

(0.46)





(0.97)



Valuation allowance on deferred tax assets

0.46





0.09



Adjusted net loss per diluted common share (non-GAAP)

$

(0.05)





$

(0.05)











Basic weighted-average common shares outstanding

114,759





113,009



Diluted weighted-average common shares outstanding

114,759





113,009











Note: Amounts may not calculate due to rounding.















(1) See "Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company" above.

(2) For each of the three months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, other adjustments related to bad debt expense and impairments of other property.  Other adjustments for the three months ended March 31, 2020, also includes impairment of materials inventory.

(3) The tax effect of adjustments for each of the three months ended March 31, 2021, and 2020, was calculated using a tax rate of 21.7%.  This rate approximates the Company's statutory tax rate for the respective periods, as adjusted for ordinary permanent differences.

 

SM ENERGY COMPANY

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS (UNAUDITED)

March 31, 2021



Reconciliation of Total Long-Term Debt to Net Debt (1)



(in thousands)





As of March 31, 2021

Senior Secured Notes (2)

$

512,160



Senior Unsecured Notes (2)

1,674,581



Revolving credit facility (2)

135,000



Total funded debt

2,321,741



Less: Cash and cash equivalents



Net Debt

$

2,321,741







(1) See "Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company" above.

(2) Amounts are from Note 5 - Long-term Debt in Part I, Item I of the Company's Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2021.

 

Free Cash Flow (1)







(in thousands)









For the Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021



2020

Net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP)

$

105,624





$

218,132



Net change in working capital

51,437





18,517



Cash flow from operations before net change in working capital

$

157,061





$

236,649











Capital expenditures (GAAP)

$

147,563





$

139,306



Increase in capital expenditure accruals and other

37,409





16,802



Capital expenditures before accruals and other

$

184,972





$

156,108











Free cash flow

$

(27,911)





$

80,541











(1) See "Definitions of non-GAAP Measures as Calculated by the Company" above.







 

 

SOURCE SM Energy Company

 
 

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