DENVER, May 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Cimarex Energy Co. (NYSE: XEC) today reported first-quarter 2021 financial and operating results. Net income for first-quarter 2021 totaled $128.1 million, or $1.25 per share. Net income for the quarter was impacted by a mark-to-market loss on the Company's commodity derivative positions of $99.4 million. Excluding the impact of the mark-to-market loss on commodity derivatives, adjusted net income (non-GAAP) for first-quarter 2021 was $203.7 million, or $1.98 per share.

Highlights

  • Generated cash flow from operating activities of $403 million.
  • Adjusted cash flow from operating activities (non-GAAP) totaled $395 million, exceeding capital expenditures and generating $231 million of free cash flow (non-GAAP).
  • Long-term debt at quarter end was $2 billion, while net debt (non-GAAP) decreased by approximately $250 million to $1.5 billion at the end of the quarter.
  • Delivered oil volumes of 68.6 MBopd.

Outlook & Guidance

  • Announces strategic non-core asset sales for total cash consideration of approximately $115 million, subject to customary closing and post-closing adjustments.
  • Continue to expect total capital expenditures for full-year 2021 to range between $650 million and $750 million, which is expected to drive fourth-quarter 2021 oil volume growth of approximately 30% year-over-year.
  • Expect second-quarter 2021 oil production to range between 69 MBopd to 73 MBopd.
  • Advancing emissions reductions efforts, with a 2021 goal of reducing the Company's GHG emissions intensity by 8% to 12%, which follows a 22% reduction in 2020.

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, "Following a turbulent 2020, the first quarter of 2021 presented new challenges as severe winter weather impacted operations for many producers, including Cimarex. I'm proud of our remarkable team for putting safety first and delivering a strong quarter despite the conditions. Our priority in 2021 is efficiently investing in our assets to deliver strong returns and free cash flow, while also re-setting oil volumes higher following their decline in 2020. We remain on track with our capital budget and exit rate outlook, which positions Cimarex to continue generating substantial free cash flow and increasing returns to shareholders."

First-Quarter 2021 Summary

First-quarter 2021 oil production totaled 68.6 thousand barrels per day (MBopd). Total production for the quarter averaged 219.7 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoepd).

Cimarex's average realized price for oil, natural gas and NGLs for first-quarter 2021, excluding the effect of commodity derivatives, was $33.89 per Boe, compared with $18.25 per Boe for the same period a year ago.

During first-quarter 2021, Cimarex's production and transportation costs were impacted by the severe winter storm. The incremental expenses were primarily due to higher fuel and electricity costs. The Company's full-year 2021 production cost guidance remains unchanged; however, the Company increased its outlook for full-year 2021 transportation costs to account for higher costs in first-quarter 2021 (as detailed in the Outlook section below).

Generated Strong Cash Flow

For first-quarter 2021, cash flow from operating activities was $402.9 million, including $7.7 million in working capital changes. Adjusted cash flow from operating activities (non-GAAP) was $395.2 million, exceeding first-quarter 2021 capital expenditures of $164.6 million, which included $130.9 million for drilling and completion activity. Free cash flow (non-GAAP) for first-quarter 2021 totaled $230.6 million.

Strong Financial Position

Cimarex maintains a strong financial position with investment-grade credit ratings and substantial liquidity. 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 first-quarter 2021, Cimarex's cash balance increased to $524 million at quarter end, compared to $273 million at December 31, 2020. The Company continues to prioritize debt reduction and anticipates allocating excess cash towards paying off the Company's $750 million Senior Unsecured Notes due June 2024.

Active Portfolio Management Reinforces the Balance Sheet and High-Grades Portfolio

Cimarex has entered into definitive agreements to sell non-core assets in the Permian Basin and Mid-Continent for a combined total of approximately $115 million. Cimarex's portfolio management efforts enable the Company to monetize legacy assets and reinforce the Company's balance sheet.

The divestitures include more than 3,000 gross wells in aggregate and are currently producing approximately 0.9 MBopd. Cimarex expects the asset sales will decrease the Company's production expense, with minimal impact to production volumes for full-year 2021. The transactions are expected to close in second-quarter 2021. The Company will look to update its guidance, if necessary, in its second-quarter 2021 earnings materials.

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

Disciplined Capital Allocation Driving Strong Outlook

Cimarex is currently running five rigs in the Permian Basin, and plans to average two completions crews during second-quarter 2021. The Company is currently running one rig in the Mid-Continent region, which it plans to release by the end of May 2021. Cimarex maintains its previously-announced guidance range for 2021 capital expenditures of $650 million to $750 million. The Company's development program is expected to drive approximately 30% oil production growth in fourth-quarter 2021, as compared to fourth-quarter 2020, as well as strong cash flow generation for the year.

Second-quarter 2021 production volumes are expected to average between 220 MBoepd and 240 MBoepd, with oil volumes estimated to average between 69 MBopd and 73 MBopd.

As referenced above, first-quarter 2021 transportation costs were higher than anticipated due to the severe winter weather experienced in first-quarter 2021. As a result of elevated first-quarter transportation costs, the Company increased its full-year 2021 guidance for transportation and processing expenses to $2.45 per Boe to $2.75 per Boe, as compared to the prior range of $2.20 per Boe to $2.50 per Boe. Cimarex decreased its outlook for full-year 2021 DD&A expense to $5.50 per Boe to $6.50 per Boe; the prior range was $6.00 per Boe to $7.00 per Boe.

ESG Performance Foundational to Cimarex's Success

Cimarex believes the foundation for its success is the Company's ESG performance, and 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. Cimarex's Board of Directors recently established a new Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) Committee to oversee the Company's EHS risk management, initiatives and disclosure practices.

Enhancing Corporate Governance

Cimarex submitted an important management proposal to the Company's shareholders for a vote at its Annual Shareholders Meeting on May 12, 2021. The proposal seeks shareholder approval to amend the Company's Certificate of Incorporation (Charter) in order to declassify the Company's Board of Directors and allow for the annual election of directors.

First-Quarter 2021 Conference Call

Cimarex will host a conference call tomorrow, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM MT (11:00 AM ET) to discuss first-quarter 2021 financial and operational results.

Conference Call Information
Dial-in (for callers in the U.S.): (866) 367-3053
Dial-in (for callers in Canada): (855) 669-9657
Intl. 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.

Forward-Looking Statements & Cautionary Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding projected results and future events. In particular, the disclosures under the heading "Outlook" contain projections for certain 2021 operational and financial metrics.  These forward-looking statements are based on management's judgment as of the date of this press release and include certain risks and uncertainties.  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.

Actual results may differ materially from Company estimates and projections and other forward-looking statements and can be affected by a variety of factors outside the control of the Company, all of which may be amplified by the COVID-19 pandemic and its unpredictable nature, including among other things: fluctuations in the price we receive for our oil, gas, and NGL production, including local market price differentials, which may be exacerbated by the demand destruction resulting from COVID-19; disruptions to the availability of workers and contractors due to illness and stay at home orders related to the COVID-19 pandemic; cost and availability of gathering, pipeline, refining, transportation and other midstream and downstream activities and our ability to sell oil, gas, and NGLs, which may be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, severe weather and other risks, and may lead to a lack of any available markets; availability of supply chains and critical equipment and supplies; higher than expected costs and expenses, including the availability and cost of services and materials; compliance with environmental and other regulations, including new regulations that may result from the recent change in federal and state administrations and legislatures; legislative or regulatory changes, including initiatives related to hydraulic fracturing, emissions, and disposal of produced water, which may be negatively impacted by the recent change in Presidential administration or legislatures; the ability to receive drilling and other permits or approvals and rights-of-way in a timely manner (or at all), which may be negatively impacted by the impact of COVID-19 restrictions on regulatory employees who process and approve permits, other approvals and rights-of-way and which may be restricted by new Presidential and Secretarial orders and regulation and legislation; reductions in the quantity of oil, gas, and NGLs sold and prices received because of decreased demand and/or curtailments in production relating to mechanical, transportation, storage, capacity, marketing, weather (such as the severe winter weather impacting our operations in February 2021), the COVID-19 pandemic, or other problems; declines in the SEC PV10 value of our oil and gas properties resulting in full cost ceiling test impairments to the carrying values of our oil and gas properties; the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting; success of the Company's risk management activities; availability of financing and access to capital markets; estimates of proved reserves, exploitation potential, or exploration prospect size; greater than expected production decline rates; timing and amount of future production of oil, gas, and NGLs; cybersecurity threats, technology system failures and data security issues; the inability to transport, process and store oil and gas; hedging activities and the viability of our hedging counterparties, many of whom have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic; economic and competitive conditions; lack of available insurance; cash flow and anticipated liquidity; continuing compliance with the financial covenant contained in our amended and restated credit agreement; the loss of certain federal income tax deductions; litigation; environmental liabilities; new federal regulations regarding species or habitats; exploration and development opportunities that we pursue may not result in economic, productive oil and gas properties; drilling of wells; development drilling and testing results; performance of acquired properties and newly drilled wells; ability to obtain industry partners to jointly explore certain prospects, and the willingness and ability of those partners to meet capital obligations when requested; unexpected future capital expenditures; amount, nature, and timing of capital expenditures; proving up undeveloped acreage and maintaining production on leases; unforeseen liabilities associated with acquisitions and dispositions; establishing valuation allowances against our net deferred tax assets; potential payments for failing to meet minimum oil, gas, NGL, or water delivery or sales commitments; increased financing costs due to a significant increase in interest rates; risks associated with concentration of operations in one major geographic area; availability and cost of capital; title to properties; ability to complete property sales or other transactions; and other factors discussed in the Company's reports filed with the SEC. Cimarex Energy Co. encourages readers to consider the risks and uncertainties associated with projections and other forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company assumes no obligation to publicly revise or update any forward-looking statements based on future events or circumstances.

 

Operational Activity


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


Wells Brought on Production by Region             


Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021


2020

Gross wells





Permian Basin


8



35


Mid-Continent


5



19




13



54


Net wells





Permian Basin


7.0



19.8


Mid-Continent




0.3




7.0



20.1





Daily Production Volumes by Region                                                         


Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021


2020

Permian Basin





Gas (MMcf)


359.3



449.0


Oil (Bbls)


61,982



79,606


NGL (Bbls)


39,129



48,932


Total Equivalent (MBOE)


161.0



203.4







Mid-Continent





Gas (MMcf)


199.8



244.1


Oil (Bbls)


6,503



9,941


NGL (Bbls)


18,570



22,110


Total Equivalent (MBOE)


58.4



72.7







Total Company





Gas (MMcf)


560.1



694.3


Oil (Bbls)


68,581



89,791


NGL (Bbls)


57,752



71,099


Total Equivalent (MBOE)


219.7



276.6





Average Realized Commodity Prices by Region                                           


Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021


2020

Permian Basin





Gas ($ per Mcf)


4.00



0.10


Oil ($ per Bbl)


55.84



44.17


NGL ($ per Bbl)


21.52



8.84







Mid-Continent





Gas ($ per Mcf)


4.40



1.38


Oil ($ per Bbl)


55.88



44.15


NGL ($ per Bbl)


24.35



12.03







Total Company





Gas ($ per Mcf)


4.14



0.55


Oil ($ per Bbl)


55.85



44.18


NGL ($ per Bbl)


22.43



9.84


 

 

 

Derivatives Information


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




2021


2022



2Q


3Q


4Q


Total


1Q


2Q


3Q


Total

Gas Collars:

















PEPL (1)

















Volume (MMBtu/d)


100,000



90,000



90,000



93,309



60,000



20,000





19,781


Wtd Avg Floor


$

1.89



$

2.00



$

2.00



$

1.96



$

2.13



$

2.40



$



$

2.20


Wtd Avg Ceiling


$

2.28



$

2.42



$

2.42



$

2.37



$

2.55



$

2.86



$



$

2.63



















El Paso Permian (1)

















Volume (MMBtu/d)


80,000



70,000



70,000



73,309



40,000



20,000





14,849


Wtd Avg Floor


$

1.62



$

1.86



$

1.86



$

1.77



$

2.13



$

2.40



$



$

2.22


Wtd Avg Ceiling


$

1.92



$

2.22



$

2.22



$

2.11



$

2.53



$

2.88



$



$

2.64



















Waha (1)

















Volume (MMBtu/d)


100,000



100,000



100,000



100,000



70,000



30,000



10,000



27,260


Wtd Avg Floor


$

1.61



$

1.88



$

1.88



$

1.79



$

2.04



$

2.40



$

2.40



$

2.17


Wtd Avg Ceiling


$

1.93



$

2.23



$

2.23



$

2.13



$

2.44



$

2.83



$

2.77



$

2.58



















Oil Collars:

















WTI (2)

















Volume (Bbl/d)


34,000



40,000



40,000



38,015



26,000



19,000



10,000



13,668


Wtd Avg Floor


$

34.62



$

34.65



$

34.65



$

34.64



$

37.31



$

38.16



$

40.00



$

38.09


Wtd Avg Ceiling


$

43.28



$

44.37



$

44.37



$

44.04



$

48.41



$

49.56



$

49.19



$

48.95



















Oil Basis Swaps:

















WTI Midland (3)

















Volume (Bbl/d)


33,000



35,000



35,000



34,338



22,000



15,000



7,000



10,929


Wtd Avg Differential


$

(0.02)



$

(0.08)



$

(0.08)



$

(0.06)



$

0.25



$

0.31



$

0.38



$

0.29



















Oil Roll Differential Swaps:

















WTI (2)

















Volume (Bbl/d)


11,000



18,000



18,000



15,684



18,000



11,000



7,000



8,945


Wtd Avg Price


$

(0.22)



$

(0.10)



$

(0.10)



$

(0.13)



$

(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.

 

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(unaudited)








March 31, 2021


December 31,
2020

Assets


(in thousands, except share and
per share information)

Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

523,798



$

273,145


Accounts receivable, net of allowance


426,964



332,485


Oil and gas well equipment and supplies


30,846



37,150


Derivative instruments


173



6,848


Other current assets


6,304



7,710


Total current assets


988,085



657,338


Oil and gas properties at cost, using the full cost method of accounting:





Proved properties


21,374,434



21,281,840


Unproved properties and properties under development, not being amortized


1,203,910



1,142,183




22,578,344



22,424,023


Less – accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization, and impairment


(19,083,054)



(18,987,354)


Net oil and gas properties


3,495,290



3,436,669


Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $472,961 and $455,815, respectively


410,347



436,101


Derivative instruments


2,376



2,342


Deferred income taxes




20,472


Other assets


69,023



69,067




$

4,965,121



$

4,621,989


Liabilities, Redeemable Preferred Stock, and Stockholders' Equity





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

78,092



$

44,290


Accrued liabilities


315,570



280,849


Derivative instruments


233,296



145,398


Revenue payable


201,935



130,637


Operating leases


57,120



59,051


Total current liabilities


886,013



660,225


Long-term debt principal


2,000,000



2,000,000


Less—unamortized debt issuance costs and discounts


(12,186)



(12,701)


Long-term debt, net


1,987,814



1,987,299


Deferred income taxes


19,698




Derivative instruments


22,611



17,749


Operating leases


122,720



134,705


Other liabilities


225,719



231,776


Total liabilities


3,264,575



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, 102,827,556 and
102,866,806 shares issued, respectively


1,028



1,029


Additional paid-in capital


3,193,760



3,211,562


Accumulated deficit


(1,531,023)



(1,659,137)


Total stockholders' equity


1,663,765



1,553,454




$

4,965,121



$

4,621,989


 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations 

(unaudited)








Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021


2020



(in thousands, except per share
information)

Revenues:





Oil sales


$

344,704



$

360,980


Gas and NGL sales


325,398



98,481


Gas gathering and other


9,364



13,369




679,466



472,830


Costs and expenses:





Impairment of oil and gas properties




333,651


Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion


115,152



219,810


Impairment of goodwill




714,447


Production


74,806



87,236


Transportation, processing, and other operating


63,607



54,922


Gas gathering and other


10,478



8,298


Taxes other than income


40,986



30,961


General and administrative


25,260



25,509


Stock compensation


8,549



6,394


Loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net


161,935



(226,940)


Other operating expense, net


(933)



251




499,840



1,254,539







Operating income (loss)


179,626



(781,709)







Other (income) and expense:





Interest expense


23,078



23,181


Capitalized interest


(11,565)



(13,182)


Other, net


(139)



(871)







Income (loss) before income tax


168,252



(790,837)


Income tax expense (benefit)


40,170



(16,555)


Net income (loss)


$

128,082



$

(774,282)







Earnings (loss) per share to common stockholders:





Basic


$

1.25



$

(7.77)


Diluted


$

1.25



$

(7.77)







Dividends declared per common share


$

0.27



$

0.22







Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:





Basic


100,126



99,842


Diluted


100,163



99,842


 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(unaudited)








Three Months Ended

March 31,



2021


2020



(in thousands)

Cash flows from operating activities:





Net income (loss)


$

128,082



$

(774,282)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash





provided by operating activities:





Impairment of oil and gas properties




333,651


Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion


115,152



219,810


Impairment of goodwill




714,447


Deferred income taxes


40,170



(16,357)


Stock compensation


8,549



6,394


Loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net


161,935



(226,940)


Settlements on derivative instruments


(62,534)



43,114


Amortization of debt issuance costs and discounts


887



784


Changes in non-current assets and liabilities


(744)



2,410


Other, net


3,675



3,390


Changes in operating assets and liabilities:





Accounts receivable


(94,500)



119,605


Other current assets


774



(24)


Accounts payable and other current liabilities


101,466



(117,211)


Net cash provided by operating activities


402,912



308,791


Cash flows from investing activities:





Acquisition of oil and gas properties


(310)



(7,250)


Oil and gas capital expenditures


(130,007)



(258,820)


Other capital expenditures


(3,531)



(26,425)


Sales of oil and gas assets


5,035



830


Sales of other assets


385



181


Net cash used by investing activities


(128,428)



(291,484)


Cash flows from financing activities:





Borrowings of long-term debt




101,000


Repayments of long-term debt




(101,000)


Financing fees


(100)



(100)


Finance lease payments


(1,067)



(1,465)


Dividends paid


(23,049)



(21,593)


Employee withholding taxes paid upon the net settlement of equity-classified stock
awards




(165)


Proceeds from exercise of stock options


385




Net cash used by financing activities


(23,831)



(23,323)


Net change in cash and cash equivalents


250,653



(6,016)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


273,145



94,722


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

523,798



$

88,706


 

 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

March 31,


2021


2020


(in thousands, except per share data)





Net income (loss)

$

128,082



$

(774,282)


Impairment of oil and gas properties



333,651


Impairment of goodwill



714,447


Mark-to-market loss (gain) on open derivative positions

99,401



(183,826)


Asset retirement obligation



2,800


Tax impact (1)

(23,757)



(33,120)


Adjusted net income

$

203,726



$

59,670


Diluted earnings (loss) per share

$

1.25



$

(7.77)


Adjusted diluted earnings per share*

$

1.98



$

0.58






Weighted-average number of shares outstanding:




Adjusted diluted**

102,870



102,131




 

______________________________________

(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.

 

 

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

March 31,


2021


2020


(in thousands)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

402,912



$

308,791


Total changes in cash due to changes in operating assets and liabilities (working
capital):

(7,740)



(2,370)


Adjusted cash flow from operating activities

395,172



306,421






Oil and gas capital expenditures

(130,007)



(258,820)


Other capital expenditures

(3,531)



(26,425)


Change in capital accruals

(21,704)



16,216


Capitalized stock compensation, inventory, and other

(9,380)



(5,202)


Capital expenditures

(164,622)



(274,231)






Free cash flow

230,550



32,190


Dividends paid

(23,049)



(21,593)


Free cash flow after dividend

$

207,501



$

10,597


 

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.




March 31,
2021


December 31,
2020


(in thousands)

Long-term debt

$

2,000,000



$

2,000,000


Cash and cash equivalents

(523,798)



(273,145)


Net debt

$

1,476,202



$

1,726,855


 

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