UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C.  20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

 

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

 

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  August 5, 2021

 

CIMAREX ENERGY CO.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

  

Delaware   001-31446   45-0466694
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)   (Commission File Number)   (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)

  

1700 Lincoln Street, Suite 3700
Denver Colorado
  80203
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

(303)295-3995

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

Not Applicable 

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

x            Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

¨            Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

¨            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

¨            Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class   Trading Symbol(s)   Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock ($0.01 par value)   XEC   New York Stock Exchange

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§ 230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b—2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§ 240.12b—2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company ¨

  

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨

  

 

  

 

 

 

ITEM 2.02 RESULTS OF OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL CONDITION

 

On August 5, 2021, Cimarex Energy Co. (“Cimarex”) issued a news release reporting its financial results for the second quarter 2021. The news release is included in this report as Exhibit 99.1.

 

In accordance with General Instructions B.2. of Form 8-K, the information described in this Item 2.02, including the matters discussed in the conference call and the contents of the investor presentation, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

ITEM 7.01 REGULATION FD DISCLOSURE

 

On August 5, 2021, Cimarex issued a news release reporting its financial results for the second quarter 2021. A copy of the news release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this report.

 

Cimarex will host a conference call on August 5, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. EST (9:00 a.m. MST). The call will be webcast and accessible on the Cimarex website at www.cimarex.com. To join the live, interactive call, dial 866-367-3053 ten minutes before the scheduled start time (callers in Canada dial 855-669-9657 and international callers dial 412-902-4216). A replay will be available on the company’s website.

 

For more details on Cimarex’s second quarter 2021 results, please refer to the company’s investor presentation available at www.cimarex.com.

 

All statements in the news release and presentation and conference call referenced in the earnings news release, other than historical financial information, may be deemed to be forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Although the Company believes the expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, such statements are not guarantees of future performance and actual results or developments may differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Please refer to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the SEC, and other filings including our Current Reports on Form 8-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, for a list of certain risk factors that may affect these forward-looking statements.

 

In accordance with General Instructions B.2. of Form 8-K, the information described in this Item 7.01, including the matters discussed in the conference call and the contents of the investor presentation, shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

 

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No Offer or Solicitation

 

This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It

 

In connection with the proposed transaction, Cabot filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 on June 29, 2021, that includes a preliminary joint proxy statement of Cabot and Cimarex and that also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of Cabot. If and when the registration statement becomes effective and the joint proxy statement/prospectus is in definitive form, such joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the stockholders of Cabot and Cimarex. Each of Cabot and Cimarex also intends to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction, including the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus. The information in the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. This communication is not a substitute for the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus or registration statement or any other document that Cabot or Cimarex may file with the SEC. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus (if and when available) will be mailed to stockholders of Cabot and Cimarex. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE PRELIMINARY JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IF AND WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CABOT, CIMAREX AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus and all other documents containing important information about Cabot, Cimarex and the proposed transaction, once such documents are filed with the SEC, including the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Cabot may be obtained free of charge on Cabot’s website at www.cabotog.com/investor-relations or by contacting Matt Kerin by email at matt.kerin@cabotog.com or by phone at 281-589-4642. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Cimarex may be obtained free of charge on Cimarex’s website at www.cimarex.com/investor-relations.

 

Participants in the Solicitation

 

Cabot, Cimarex and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Cabot, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in Cabot’s proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2021, and Cabot’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on February 26, 2021. Information about the directors and executive officers of Cimarex, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in Cimarex’s proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 26, 2021, and Cimarex’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on February 23, 2021. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of those persons and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction by reading the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus, including any amendments thereto, as well as the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction when such materials become available. Investors should read the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus, and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available, carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from Cabot or Cimarex using the sources indicated above.

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ITEM 9.01 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS

 

D.       Exhibits

  

Exhibit No.   Description
99.1   Cimarex News Release, dated August 5, 2021
104   Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

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SIGNATURE

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

  

Date:  August 5, 2021  
   
  CIMAREX ENERGY CO.
   
  /s/ G. Mark Burford
  G. Mark Burford
  Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

  

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Exhibit 99.1

 

  News Release

 

Cimarex Energy Co. Reports Second-Quarter 2021 Results

 

Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today reported second-quarter 2021 financial and operating results. Net income for second-quarter 2021 totaled $113.4 million, or $1.10 per share. Net income for the quarter was impacted by a mark-to-market loss on the Company's commodity derivative positions of $125.7 million. Excluding the impact of the mark-to-market loss on commodity derivatives, adjusted net income (non-GAAP) for second-quarter 2021 was $215.6 million, or $2.09 per share.

 

Highlights

 

Generated cash flow from operating activities of $364 million.

 

Adjusted cash flow from operating activities (non-GAAP) totaled $394 million, exceeding capital expenditures and generating $195 million of free cash flow (non-GAAP).

 

Delivered oil volumes of 72.7 MBopd.

 

Provided comprehensive environmental and safety performance data for 2020 on Cimarex's website; data highlights the Company's continued investment and progress in reducing emissions, decreasing water intensity and enhancing safety efforts.

 

Announced merger with Cabot Oil & Gas, creating a premier energy company that will be well positioned to deliver through-cycle returns on and of capital.

 

Outlook

 

Re-affirm Cimarex's full-year 2021 total capital expenditures guidance range of $650 million to $750 million, which is expected to drive fourth-quarter 2021 oil volume growth of more than 30% year-over-year.

 

See "Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below for descriptions of the above non-GAAP measures as well as reconciliations of these measures to the associated GAAP measures.

 

Tom Jorden, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "Our team delivered solid results, with oil production at the high-end of our expectations and cumulative free cash flow generation of $426 million in the first half of 2021. Additionally, we continued to make important progress on our ESG initiatives and minimizing our environmental footprint, including continuing to reduce our total Scope 1 GHG emissions."

 

"Looking ahead, the merits of our merger with Cabot are clear and compelling. The combination brings together two world-class portfolios to form a stronger, more resilient company that is well positioned to deliver value for shareholders. The transaction is proceeding on track, and we expect to close in the fourth quarter of this year.”

 

Second-Quarter 2021 Summary

 

Second-quarter 2021 oil production totaled 72.7 thousand barrels per day (MBopd). Total production for the quarter averaged 237.1 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoepd).

 

Cimarex's average realized price for oil, natural gas and NGLs for second-quarter 2021, excluding the effect of commodity derivatives, was $32.38 per Boe, compared with $10.32 per Boe for the same period a year ago.

 

Generated Strong Cash Flow

 

For second-quarter 2021, cash flow from operating activities was $363.7 million, including $30.4 million in working capital changes. Adjusted cash flow from operating activities (non-GAAP) was $394.0 million, exceeding second-quarter 2021 capital expenditures of $198.8 million, which included $168.4 million for drilling and completion activity. Free cash flow (non-GAAP) for second-quarter 2021 totaled $195.3 million.

 

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During second-quarter 2021, Cimarex closed its previously announced agreements to sell non-core assets in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent for a combined total of approximately $115 million. The divestitures include more than 3,000 gross wells in aggregate producing approximately 0.9 MBopd. There is no update to the Company's guidance as a result of these transactions.

 

Strong Financial Position

 

Cimarex maintains a strong financial position with substantial liquidity and investment-grade credit ratings. At the end of the reporting period, Cimarex had long-term debt of $2 billion, with no outstanding debt maturities until June 2024 and no debt outstanding under its credit facility. Driven by strong cash flow generation in second-quarter 2021, Cimarex's cash balance increased to $799 million at quarter end, compared to $273 million at December 31, 2020.

 

Hedge Position

 

Cimarex's commodity derivatives strategy mitigates the Company's exposure to commodity price fluctuations. Please see the table under "Derivatives Information" below for detailed information about Cimarex's current derivatives positions.

 

Outlook

 

Cimarex is currently running five rigs in the Permian Basin, and plans to average two completions crews during the second half of 2021. Cimarex maintains its previously-announced guidance range for 2021 capital expenditures of $650 million to $750 million, which is expected to result in fourth-quarter 2021 oil production growth guidance of more than 30%, as compared to fourth-quarter 2020.

 

ESG Performance Foundational To Cimarex's Success

 

The Company continues to drive towards consistently improving its environmental performance. In 2020, Cimarex reduced its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity by 22%, and is targeting an incremental reduction between 8% and 12% in 2021. The Company also recently published 2020 environmental and safety performance results.

 

Highlights include:

 

27% reduction in methane intensity rate,

 

54% decline of our Permian Basin high-pressure flaring intensity, and

 

73% recycled water utilization rate in Permian Basin completions operations.

 

Cimarex's full 2020 disclosures are available on the "Corporate Responsibility" section of our website.

 

Cabot Transaction Update

 

On May 24, 2021, Cimarex announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement whereby Cimarex will combine with Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE: COG) in an all-stock merger. This transaction is expected to create a premier energy company with top-tier assets, more resilient free cash flow generation through cycles and a commitment to leading returns of capital, targeting returns of more than 50% of quarterly free cash flow, with the capacity and confidence to distribute more than 30% of cash flow from operations at all but the lowest commodity price levels. The completion of the transaction, which is expected to occur fourth-quarter 2021, remains subject to the approval of Cimarex and Cabot stockholders and the satisfaction of other customary closing conditions.

 

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Second-Quarter 2021 Conference Call

 

Cimarex will host a conference call today, August 5, 2021 at 9:00 AM MT (11:00 AM ET) to discuss second-quarter 2021 financial and operational results.

 

Conference Call Information

 

Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021

Time: 11:00 AM ET / 9:00 AM MT

Dial-in (for callers in the U.S.): (866) 367-3053

Dial-in (for callers in Canada): (855) 669-9657

International dial-in: (412) 902-4216

 

The live audio webcast and related earnings presentation can be accessed on the "Events & Presentations" page under the "Investor Relations" section of the Company's website at www.cimarex.com. The webcast will be archived and available at the same location after the conclusion of the live event.

 

About Cimarex Energy

 

Denver-based Cimarex Energy Co. is an independent oil and gas exploration and production Company with principal operations in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent areas of the U.S. For more information about Cimarex, visit www.cimarex.com.

 

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Information

 

This communication contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. Words such as anticipates, believes, expects, intends, plans, outlook, will, should, may and similar expressions may be used to identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not statements of historical fact and reflect Cabot’s and Cimarex’s current views about future events. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the benefits of the proposed merger involving Cabot and Cimarex, including future financial and operating results; Cabot’s and Cimarex’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions; the expected timing and likelihood of completion of the transaction; the expected timing and amount of any future dividends; and other statements that are not historical facts, including estimates of oil and natural gas reserves and resources, estimates of future production, assumptions regarding future oil and natural gas pricing, planned drilling activity, future results of operations, projected cash flow and liquidity, the achievement of synergies, business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations. No assurances can be given that the forward-looking statements contained in this communication will occur as projected and actual results may differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates and assumptions that involve a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These risks and uncertainties include, without limitation, the ability to obtain the requisite Cabot and Cimarex stockholder approvals; the risk that an event, change or other circumstances could give rise to the termination of the proposed merger; the risk that a condition to closing of the merger may not be satisfied on a timely basis or at all; the length of time necessary to close the proposed transaction, which may be longer than anticipated for various reasons; the risk that the businesses will not be integrated successfully; the risk that the cost savings and any other synergies from the transaction may not be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; the risk that any announcement relating to the proposed transaction could have adverse effects on the market price of Cabot’s common stock or Cimarex’s common stock; the risk of litigation related to the proposed transaction; the effect of future regulatory or legislative actions on the companies or the industry in which they operate, including the risk of new restrictions with respect to well spacing, hydraulic fracturing, natural gas flaring or other oil and natural gas development activities; the risk that the credit ratings of the combined business may be different from what the companies expect; disruption from the transaction making it more difficult to maintain relationships with customers, employees or suppliers; the diversion of management time on merger-related issues; the volatility in commodity prices for crude oil and natural gas; the continuing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact thereof on Cabot’s and Cimarex’s businesses, financial condition and results of operations; actions by, or disputes among or between, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other producer countries; the presence or recoverability of estimated reserves; the ability to replace reserves; environmental risks; drilling and operating risks; exploration and development risks; competition; the ability of management to execute its plans to meet its goals; and other risks inherent in Cabot’s and Cimarex’s businesses. In addition, the declaration and payment of any future dividends, whether regular base quarterly dividends, variable dividends or special dividends following completion of the proposed transaction, will depend on the combined business financial results, cash requirements, future prospects and other factors deemed relevant by the board of directors of Cabot (as then constituted). These risks, as well as other risks related to the proposed transaction, are described in the registration statement on Form S-4 and preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus that was filed with the SEC and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available in connection with the proposed transaction. While the list of factors presented here is, and the list of factors to be presented in the registration statement on Form S-4 are, considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual outcomes may vary materially from those indicated. For additional information about other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements, please refer to: (1) Cabot’s annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which are available on Cabot’s website at www.cabotog.com/investorrelations and on the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov; and (2) Cimarex’s annual reports on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K, which are available on its website at www.cimarex.com/investor-relations and on the SECs website at http://www.sec.gov.

 

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Forward-looking statements are based on the estimates and opinions of management at the time the statements are made. Except to the extent required by applicable law, neither Cabot nor Cimarex undertakes any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements that speak only as of the date hereof.

 

No Offer or Solicitation

 

This communication is not intended to and shall not constitute an offer to buy or sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. No offering of securities shall be made, except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Additional Information about the Merger and Where to Find It

 

In connection with the proposed transaction, Cabot filed with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 on June 29, 2021, that includes a preliminary joint proxy statement of Cabot and Cimarex and that also constitutes a preliminary prospectus of Cabot. If and when the registration statement becomes effective and the joint proxy statement/prospectus is in definitive form, such joint proxy statement/prospectus will be sent to the stockholders of Cabot and Cimarex. Each of Cabot and Cimarex also intends to file other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction, including the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus. The information in the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus is not complete and may be changed. This communication is not a substitute for the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus or registration statement or any other document that Cabot or Cimarex may file with the SEC. The definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus (if and when available) will be mailed to stockholders of Cabot and Cimarex. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, THE PRELIMINARY JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS, THE DEFINITIVE JOINT PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS IF AND WHEN IT BECOMES AVAILABLE AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE FILED WITH THE SEC, AS WELL AS ANY AMENDMENTS OR SUPPLEMENTS TO THOSE DOCUMENTS, CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN OR WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CABOT, CIMAREX AND THE PROPOSED TRANSACTION. Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of the registration statement and preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus and all other documents containing important information about Cabot, Cimarex and the proposed transaction, once such documents are filed with the SEC, including the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available, through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Cabot may be obtained free of charge on Cabot’s website at www.cabotog.com/investor-relations or by contacting Matt Kerin by email at matt.kerin@cabotog.com or by phone at 281-589-4642. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Cimarex may be obtained free of charge on Cimarex’s website at www.cimarex.com/investor-relations.

 

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Participants in the Solicitation

 

Cabot, Cimarex and certain of their respective directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies in respect of the proposed transaction. Information about the directors and executive officers of Cabot, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in Cabot’s proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 12, 2021, and Cabot’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on February 26, 2021. Information about the directors and executive officers of Cimarex, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, is set forth in Cimarex’s proxy statement for its 2021 Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which was filed with the SEC on March 26, 2021, and Cimarex’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the SEC on February 23, 2021. Investors may obtain additional information regarding the interests of those persons and other persons who may be deemed participants in the proposed transaction by reading the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus, including any amendments thereto, as well as the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available and other relevant materials to be filed with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction when such materials become available. Investors should read the preliminary joint proxy statement/prospectus, and the definitive joint proxy statement/prospectus if and when it becomes available, carefully before making any voting or investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from Cabot or Cimarex using the sources indicated above.

 

Investor Contact

Megan P. Hays

Vice President, Investor Relations

303.285.4957

 

Caterina Papadimitropoulos

Investor Relations Analyst

303.285.2318

 

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Operational Activity

 

The tables below provide a summary of operational activity, production volumes and price realizations by region for second-quarter 2021:

 

Wells Brought on Production by Region  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Gross wells                                
Permian Basin     44       17       52       52  
Mid-Continent     9       20       14       39  
      53       37       66       91  
Net wells                                
Permian Basin     21.7       11.1       28.7       30.9  
Mid-Continent     0.5       1.4       0.5       1.7  
      22.2       12.5       29.2       32.6  

 

Daily Production Volumes by Region  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Permian Basin                                
Gas (MMcf)     379.6       417.8       369.5       433.4  
Oil (Bbls)     65,785       68,791       63,894       74,198  
NGL (Bbls)     46,408       47,291       42,788       48,111  
Total Equivalent (MBOE)     175.5       185.7       168.3       194.5  
                                 
Mid-Continent                                
Gas (MMcf)     203.2       237.3       201.5       240.7  
Oil (Bbls)     6,704       9,063       6,604       9,502  
NGL (Bbls)     20,531       20,068       19,556       21,089  
Total Equivalent (MBOE)     61.1       68.7       59.7       70.7  
                                 
Total Company                                
Gas (MMcf)     584.2       656.0       572.2       675.2  
Oil (Bbls)     72,707       77,956       70,656       83,873  
NGL (Bbls)     67,030       67,402       62,417       69,251  
Total Equivalent (MBOE)     237.1       254.7       228.4       265.6  

 

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Average Realized Commodity Prices by Region  

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
Permian Basin                                
Gas ($ per Mcf)     2.36       0.62       3.15       0.35  
Oil ($ per Bbl)     64.16       19.73       60.15       32.84  
NGL ($ per Bbl)     22.66       6.78       22.15       7.83  
                                 
Mid-Continent                                
Gas ($ per Mcf)     2.78       1.40       3.58       1.39  
Oil ($ per Bbl)     63.96       18.32       60.00       31.83  
NGL ($ per Bbl)     24.29       9.26       24.32       10.71  
                                 
Total Company                                
Gas ($ per Mcf)     2.51       0.91       3.30       0.72  
Oil ($ per Bbl)     64.11       19.57       60.12       32.74  
NGL ($ per Bbl)     23.16       7.52       22.83       8.71  

 

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Derivatives Information

 

The table below summarizes the Company’s outstanding derivative contracts as of August 5, 2021, for the periods indicated:

 

    2021     2022  
    3Q     4Q     Total     1Q     2Q     3Q     4Q     Total  
Gas Collars:                                                                
PEPL (1)                                                                
Volume (MMBtu/d)     90,000       90,000       90,000       80,000       40,000       20,000       20,000       39,781  
Wtd Avg Floor   $ 2.00     $ 2.00     $ 2.00     $ 2.25     $ 2.50     $ 2.60     $ 2.60     $ 2.40  
Wtd Avg Ceiling   $ 2.42     $ 2.42     $ 2.42     $ 2.73       3.07     $ 3.27     $ 3.27     $ 2.95  
                                                                 
El Paso Permian (1)                                                                
Volume (MMBtu/d)     70,000       70,000       70,000       60,000       40,000       20,000       20,000       34,849  
Wtd Avg Floor   $ 1.86     $ 1.86     $ 1.86     $ 2.25     $ 2.45     $ 2.50     $ 2.50     $ 2.38  
Wtd Avg Ceiling   $ 2.22     $ 2.22     $ 2.22     $ 2.74     $ 3.01     $ 3.15     $ 3.15     $ 2.93  
                                                                 
Waha (1)                                                                
Volume (MMBtu/d)     100,000       100,000       100,000       90,000       50,000       30,000       20,000       47,260  
Wtd Avg Floor   $ 1.88     $ 1.88     $ 1.88     $ 2.14     $ 2.44     $ 2.47     $ 2.50     $ 2.31  
Wtd Avg Ceiling   $ 2.23     $ 2.23     $ 2.23     $ 2.59     $ 2.94     $ 3.00     $ 3.12     $ 2.80  
                                                                 
Oil Collars:                                                                
WTI (2)                                                                
Volume (Bbl/d)     40,000       40,000       40,000       34,000       27,000       18,000       8,000       21,668  
Wtd Avg Floor   $ 34.65     $ 34.65     $ 34.65     $ 41.94     $ 43.74     $ 47.56     $ 57.00     $ 45.08  
Wtd Avg Ceiling   $ 44.37     $ 44.37     $ 44.37     $ 54.06     $ 56.34     $ 59.52     $ 72.43     $ 57.62  
                                                                 
Oil Basis Swaps:                                                                
WTI Midland (3)                                                                
Volume (Bbl/d)     35,000       35,000       35,000       30,000       23,000       15,000       8,000       18,929  
Wtd Avg Differential   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.08 )   $ (0.08 )   $ 0.20     $ 0.22     $ 0.20     $ 0.05     $ 0.19  
                                                                 
Oil Roll Differential Swaps:                                                                
WTI (2)                                                                
Volume (Bbl/d)     18,000       18,000       18,000       18,000       11,000       7,000             8,945  
Wtd Avg Price   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (0.10 )     (0.01 )   $ 0.10     $     $ (0.03 )

 

1. PEPL refers to Panhandle Eastern Pipe Line Tex/OK Mid-Continent index, El Paso Permian refers to El Paso Permian Basin index, and Waha refers to West Texas (Waha) Index, all as quoted in Platt’s Inside FERC.

 

2. WTI refers to West Texas Intermediate oil price as quoted on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

 

3. Index price on basis swaps and oil roll differential swaps are WTI NYMEX less the weighted average WTI Midland differential, as quoted by Argus Americas Crude.

 

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited)

         

   

June 30,

2021

    December 31, 2020  
             
    (in thousands, except share and per share information)  
Assets      
Current assets:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 799,315     $ 273,145  
Accounts receivable, net of allowance     474,170       332,485  
Oil and gas well equipment and supplies     28,635       37,150  
Derivative instruments     1,246       6,848  
Other current assets     7,822       7,710  
Total current assets     1,311,188       657,338  
Oil and gas properties at cost, using the full cost method of accounting:                
Proved properties     21,430,301       21,281,840  
Unproved properties and properties under development, not being amortized     1,182,073       1,142,183  
      22,612,374       22,424,023  
Less – accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization, and impairment     (19,176,876 )     (18,987,354 )
Net oil and gas properties     3,435,498       3,436,669  
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $434,753 and $455,815, respectively     384,216       436,101  
Derivative instruments     2,458       2,342  
Deferred income taxes           20,472  
Other assets     73,827       69,067  
    $ 5,207,187     $ 4,621,989  
Liabilities, Redeemable Preferred Stock, and Stockholders’ Equity                
Current liabilities:                
Accounts payable   $ 79,350     $ 44,290  
Accrued liabilities     347,488       280,849  
Derivative instruments     366,591       145,398  
Revenue payable     216,889       130,637  
Operating leases     57,665       59,051  
Total current liabilities     1,067,983       660,225  
Long-term debt principal     2,000,000       2,000,000  
Less—unamortized debt issuance costs and discounts     (11,669 )     (12,701 )
Long-term debt, net     1,988,331       1,987,299  
Deferred income taxes     54,248        
Derivative instruments     16,167       17,749  
Operating leases     111,325       134,705  
Other liabilities     176,299       231,776  
Total liabilities     3,414,353       3,031,754  
Redeemable preferred stock - 8.125% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock, $0.01 par value, 28,165 shares authorized and issued     36,781       36,781  
                 
Stockholders' equity:                
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 102,820,006 and 102,866,806 shares issued, respectively     1,028       1,029  
Additional paid-in capital     3,172,652       3,211,562  
Accumulated deficit     (1,417,627 )     (1,659,137 )
Total stockholders' equity     1,756,053       1,553,454  
    $ 5,207,187     $ 4,621,989  

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

                 

   

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
             
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
    (in thousands, except per share information)  
Revenues:                                
Oil sales   $ 424,175     $ 138,817     $ 768,879     $ 499,797  
Gas and NGL sales     274,554       100,261       599,952       198,742  
Gas gathering and other     13,651       10,305       23,015       23,674  
      712,380       249,383       1,391,846       722,213  
Costs and expenses:                                
Impairment of oil and gas properties           941,198             1,274,849  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion     113,247       196,615       228,399       416,425  
Impairment of goodwill                       714,447  
Production     77,408       64,337       152,214       151,573  
Transportation, processing, and other operating     59,285       53,282       122,892       108,204  
Gas gathering and other     9,549       3,526       20,027       11,824  
Taxes other than income     40,247       16,486       81,233       47,447  
General and administrative     24,978       26,226       50,238       51,735  
Stock compensation     7,878       6,747       16,427       13,141  
Loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net     211,833       123,885       373,768       (103,055 )
Other operating expense, net     8,050       130       7,117       381  
      552,475       1,432,432       1,052,315       2,686,971  
                                 
Operating income (loss)     159,905       (1,183,049 )     339,531       (1,964,758 )
                                 
Other (income) and expense:                                
Interest expense     23,370       23,047       46,448       46,228  
Capitalized interest     (11,386 )     (12,939 )     (22,951 )     (26,121 )
Other, net     (459 )     3,496       (598 )     2,625  
Income (loss) before income tax     148,380       (1,196,653 )     316,632       (1,987,490 )
Income tax expense (benefit)     34,992       (271,506 )     75,162       (288,061 )
Net income (loss)   $ 113,388     $ (925,147 )   $ 241,470     $ (1,699,429 )
                                 
Earnings (loss) per share to common stockholders:                                
Basic   $ 1.10     $ (9.28 )   $ 2.35     $ (17.05 )
Diluted   $ 1.10     $ (9.28 )   $ 2.35     $ (17.05 )
                                 
Dividends declared per common share   $ 0.27     $ 0.22     $ 0.54     $ 0.44  
                                 
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:                                
Basic     100,194       99,880       100,160       99,861  
Diluted     100,285       99,880       100,228       99,861  

 

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Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)

                 

   

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
             
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
    (in thousands)  
Cash flows from operating activities:                                
Net income (loss)   $ 113,388     $ (925,147 )   $ 241,470     $ (1,699,429 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:                                
Impairment of oil and gas properties           941,198             1,274,849  
Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion     113,247       196,615       228,399       416,425  
Impairment of goodwill                       714,447  
Deferred income taxes     34,550       (271,543 )     74,720       (287,900 )
Stock compensation     7,878       6,747       16,427       13,141  
Loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net     211,833       123,885       373,768       (103,055 )
Settlements on derivative instruments     (86,136 )     63,941       (148,670 )     107,055  
Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts     889       818       1,776       1,602  
Changes in non-current assets and liabilities     (4,910 )     4,609       (5,654 )     7,019  
Other, net     3,291       3,405       6,966       6,795  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                                
Accounts receivable     (48,332 )     85,010       (142,832 )     204,615  
Other current assets     (1,425 )     1,519       (651 )     1,495  
Accounts payable and other current liabilities     19,399       (86,351 )     120,865       (203,562 )
Net cash provided by operating activities     363,672       144,706       766,584       453,497  
Cash flows from investing activities:                                
Acquisition of oil and gas properties     2             (308 )     (7,250 )
Oil and gas capital expenditures     (168,299 )     (152,510 )     (298,306 )     (411,330 )
Other capital expenditures     (2,275 )     (11,627 )     (5,806 )     (38,052 )
Sales of oil and gas assets     113,634             118,669       830  
Sales of other assets     221       1,007       606       1,188  
Net cash used by investing activities     (56,717 )     (163,130 )     (185,145 )     (454,614 )
Cash flows from financing activities:                                
Borrowings of long-term debt           60,000             161,000  
Repayments of long-term debt           (60,000 )           (161,000 )
Financing fees           (1,457 )     (100 )     (1,557 )
Finance lease payments     (1,370 )     (1,343 )     (2,437 )     (2,808 )
Dividends paid     (28,161 )     (23,616 )     (51,210 )     (45,209 )
Employee withholding taxes paid upon the net settlement of equity-classified stock awards     (2,191 )     (24 )     (2,191 )     (189 )
Proceeds from exercise of stock options     284             669        
Net cash used by financing activities     (31,438 )     (26,440 )     (55,269 )     (49,763 )
Net change in cash and cash equivalents     275,517       (44,864 )     526,170       (50,880 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period     523,798       88,706       273,145       94,722  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period   $ 799,315     $ 43,842     $ 799,315     $ 43,842  

 

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Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures

(unaudited)

 

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share

 

The Company's presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share that exclude the effect of certain items are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share represent earnings (loss) and diluted earnings (loss) per share determined under GAAP without regard to certain non-cash and special items. The Company believes these measures provide useful information to analysts and investors for analysis of its operating results on a recurring, comparable basis from period to period. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for earnings (loss) or diluted earnings (loss) per share as determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

 

The following table provides a reconciliation from the GAAP measure of net income (loss) to adjusted net income, both in total and on a per diluted share basis, for the periods indicated:

 

   

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
             
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
    (in thousands, except per share data)  
Net income (loss)   $ 113,388     $ (925,147 )   $ 241,470     $ (1,699,429 )
Impairment of oil and gas properties           941,198             1,274,849  
Impairment of goodwill                       714,447  
Merger related costs     8,059             8,059        
Mark-to-market loss on open derivative positions     125,697       187,826       225,098       4,000  
Asset retirement obligation                       2,800  
Tax impact (1)     (31,566 )     (256,289 )     (55,258 )     (289,653 )
Adjusted net income   $ 215,578     $ (52,412 )   $ 419,369     $ 7,014  
Diluted earnings (loss) per share   $ 1.10     $ (9.28 )   $ 2.35     $ (17.05 )
Adjusted diluted earnings per share*   $ 2.09     $ (0.51 )   $ 4.08     $ 0.07  
                                 
Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:                                
Adjusted diluted**     102,918       102,114       102,898       102,122  

 

 

(1) Because the goodwill impairment is not deductible for tax purposes, the tax impact in the 2020 period is calculated using an effective tax rate determined by excluding goodwill from the effective tax rate calculation.

 

Adjusted net income and adjusted diluted earnings per share exclude the noted items because management believes these items affect the comparability of operating results. The Company discloses these non-GAAP financial measures as a useful adjunct to GAAP measures because:

 

a) Management uses adjusted net income to evaluate the Company's operating performance between periods and to compare the Company's performance to other oil and gas exploration and production companies.

 

b) Adjusted net income is more comparable to earnings estimates provided by research analysts.

 

* Does not include adjustments resulting from application of the "two-class method" used to determine earnings per share under GAAP.

 

** Reflects the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding during the period as adjusted for the dilutive effects of outstanding stock options.

 

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Reconciliation of Cash Flow from Operating Activities (CFO) to Adjusted CFO and to Free Cash Flow

 

The Company provides adjusted CFO, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Adjusted CFO represents net cash provided by operating activities as determined under GAAP without regard to changes in operating assets and liabilities. The Company believes adjusted CFO is an accepted measure of an oil and natural gas company’s ability to generate cash to fund development and acquisition activities and service debt or pay dividends. Additionally, the Company provides free cash flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Free cash flow is adjusted CFO in excess of oil and gas capital expenditures and other capital expenditures. The Company believes that free cash flow is useful to investors as it provides a measure to compare both cash flow from operating activities and oil and gas capital expenditures across periods on a consistent basis.

 

These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as alternatives to, or more meaningful than, net cash provided by operating activities as an indicator of operating performance.

 

The following table provides a reconciliation from the GAAP measure of net cash provided by operating activities to adjusted CFO and to free cash flow as well as free cash flow after dividend, for the periods indicated:

 

   

Three Months Ended

June 30,

   

Six Months Ended

June 30,

 
             
    2021     2020     2021     2020  
    (in thousands)  
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 363,672     $ 144,706     $ 766,584     $ 453,497  
Total changes in cash due to changes in operating assets and liabilities (working capital):     30,358       (178 )     22,618       (2,548 )
Adjusted cash flow from operating activities     394,030       144,528       789,202       450,949  
                                 
Oil and gas capital expenditures     (168,299 )     (152,510 )     (298,306 )     (411,330 )
Other capital expenditures     (2,275 )     (11,627 )     (5,806 )     (38,052 )
Change in capital accruals     (23,162 )     72,637       (44,866 )     88,853  
Capitalized stock compensation, inventory, and other     (5,037 )     7,815       (14,417 )     2,613  
Capital expenditures     (198,773 )     (83,685 )     (363,395 )     (357,916 )
                                 
Free cash flow     195,257       60,843       425,807       93,033  
Dividends paid     (28,161 )     (23,616 )     (51,210 )     (45,209 )
Free cash flow after dividend   $ 167,096     $ 37,227     $ 374,597     $ 47,824  

 

Reconciliation of Long-Term Debt to Net Debt

 

The Company defines net debt as debt less cash and cash equivalents. Net debt should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, total debt, the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management uses net debt to determine the Company's outstanding debt obligations that would not be readily satisfied by its cash and cash equivalents on hand. The Company believes this metric is useful to analysts and investors in determining the Company's leverage position because the Company has the ability to, and may decide to, use a portion of its cash and cash equivalents to reduce debt.

 

    June 30,
2021
    December 31, 2020  
             
    (in thousands)  
Long-term debt   $ 2,000,000     $ 2,000,000  
Cash and cash equivalents     (799,315 )     (273,145 )
Net debt   $ 1,200,685     $ 1,726,855  

 

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