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Battalion Oil Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results, Provides an Operational Update, and Provides 2021 Guidance


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Source: Battalion Oil Corporation

HOUSTON, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Battalion Oil Corporation (NYSE American: BATL, “Battalion” or the “Company”) today announced results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year 2020.

Highlights

  • Battalion is well positioned to deliver single digit production growth while generating significant free cash flow in FY2021
  • Completed the sale of ~3,700 net acres in the Northern West Quito development area for $26.3 million in cash subject to customary post-closing adjustments. These assets accounted for less than 5% of the Company’s average daily net oil production during the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
  • Improved 2020 adjusted operating unit costs by 12% from 2019 to 2020 (see Selected Operating data table for additional information)
  • Improved average well costs from $1,350/lin ft in 2019 down to $850/lin ft in 2020
  • Reduced Adjusted G&A unit cost by 49% from 2019 to 2020 (see Selected Operating data table for additional information)
  • Disciplined hedge strategy provides cash flow assurance on 90% of expected 2021 oil production
  • Strong balance sheet with attractively priced RBL provides ample liquidity to execute 2021 plan with a reinvestment rate of 70% – 80% of the estimated 2021 EBITDA

2021 Guidance

Battalion remains focused on execution and capital discipline as it drives toward growth and positive free cash flow. The Company developed its 2021 plan based on being free cash flow positive at $45 NYMEX WTI. Total capital expenditures are expected to range between $40 – $50 million, with 90% of its capital directed to drilling and completion activities on its Monument Draw assets. This plan will allow Battalion to modestly increase oil production while remaining free cash flow positive.

FY 2021 Guidance
Low High
Oil Production, MBopd 8.8 9.8
Total Production, MBoepd 16.0 17.0
Wells POL 6 6
Total Capex, $MM $ 40 $ 50
D&C Cost per Well, $/ft $ 800 $ 900
G&A, $MM $ 15 $ 20

Management Comments

Richard Little, the Company’s CEO, commented, “2020 proved itself to be one of the most challenging years in the history of our industry, and I am tremendously proud of what our team accomplished in the midst of that. COVID-19 and the unprecedented collapse in commodity prices may have permanently altered the outlook for oil and gas, but I believe our ability to remain nimble and our commitment to excellence and execution sets Battalion up well to succeed regardless of what that future holds.

Our plan for 2021 is simple: exercise capital discipline and continue to optimize our operations with an eye towards keeping production flat and improving our cash margins. Given how our team executed despite the various challenges in 2020, we feel optimistic that we can do just that while remaining cash flow positive. While we execute on that plan, we will continue to pursue strategic, deleveraging M&A transactions.”

Results of Operations

Battalion ended 2020 with 113 gross (107.3 net) horizontal wells producing in the Delaware Basin. Annual net production in 2020 was 16,858 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“Boepd”) (56% oil) as compared to 17,986 Boepd (58% oil) in 2019. Our total operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020 were approximately $148.3 million compared to total operating revenues for the period of October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and the period of January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) of approximately $65.6 million and $159.1 million, respectively, or $224.7 million combined. The decrease in total operating revenues and average daily production year over year was driven by our temporary shut-in of a portion of producing wells across all our operating areas in May and June 2020 as a consequence of low oil prices as well as average realized prices that were lower by approximately $10.25 per Boe. Additionally, in December 2020, the Company divested properties that produced 600 Boepd during the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Average daily net production and total operating revenue during the fourth quarter 2020 was 17,293 Boepd (54% oil) and $42.6 million, respectively, as compared to production and revenue of 20,293 Boepd (57% oil) and $65.6 million, respectively, during the fourth quarter 2019. Excluding the impact of hedges, Battalion realized 95% of the average NYMEX oil price during the fourth quarter of 2020. Realized hedge gains totaled approximately $1.2 million during the fourth quarter 2020.

Adjusted G&A was $3.24 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $3.22 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2019 (see Selected Operating Data table for additional information). Lease operating and workover expense was $6.39 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2020 and $7.75 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Company reported a net loss to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of $63.8 million, including a non-cash full cost ceiling test impairment charge of $26.7 million, and a net loss per basic and diluted share of $3.93. Adjusted LTM EBITDA as of December 31, 2020 was $70.1 million, compared to $89.7 million as of December 31, 2019 (see Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table for additional information).

Liquidity and Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2020, Battalion has cash and cash equivalents of $4.3 million and a borrowing base of $190 million under its Senior Revolving Credit Facility. In addition, Battalion had $158.0 million of borrowings and $4.7 million of outstanding letters of credit issued under the Senior Revolving Credit Facility resulting in unused borrowing capacity of $27.3 million at year-end 2020.

Proved Reserves Update

Battalion’s estimated proved reserves as of December 31, 2020 were approximately 63.4 MMBoe, comprised of 60% oil, 19% NGL and 21% natural gas, with a standardized measure of $209.4 million. Battalion’s estimated proved reserves at December 31, 2020 were prepared by Netherland Sewell & Associates, Inc. in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines using an average WTI price of $39.54 per barrel for oil and an average Henry Hub spot price of $1.99 per MMBtu for natural gas.

Operations Update

During the first quarter of 2021, the Company plans to spud two new wells and expects to complete and bring on production four drilled but uncompleted wells.

Hedging Activity

As of March 8, 2021, Battalion had approximately 8,430 barrels of oil per day (“Bopd”) of oil hedged for in 2021 at a price of $44.98 per barrel. For 2022, the Company has approximately 5,664 Bopd of oil hedged at an average price of $47.73 per barrel.

Conference Call Information

Battalion Oil Corporation has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. CDT). To participate in the conference call, dial +1 856-344-9291 or 800-496-3856 (toll free) a few minutes before the call begins and reference Battalion Oil Corporation confirmation code 3115525. The conference call recording will also be posted to Battalion’s website: www.battalionoil.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains 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. Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about anticipated production, liquidity, capital spending, drilling and completion plans, and forward guidance. Forward-looking statements may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as “expects”, “believes”, “intends”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “estimates”, “projects”, “potential”, “possible”, or “probable” or statements that certain actions, events or results “may”, “will”, “should”, or “could” be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations and involve certain assumptions or estimates that involve various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and other filings submitted by the Company to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), copies of which may be obtained from the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov or through the Company’s website at www.battalionoil.com. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date hereof. The Company has no duty, and assumes no obligation, to update forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or changes in the Company’s expectations.

About Battalion

Battalion Oil Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

Contact

Chris Lang
Manager, Finance
(832) 538-0551

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Successor Predecessor
Period from Period from
October 2, 2019 October 1, 2019
Three Months Ended through through
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019    October 1, 2019
Operating revenues:
Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales:
Oil $ 34,672 $ 58,325 $
Natural gas 2,716 1,719
Natural gas liquids 4,886 5,071
Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales 42,274 65,115
Other 292 467
Total operating revenues 42,566 65,582
Operating expenses:
Production:
Lease operating 9,226 12,804
Workover and other 942 1,655
Taxes other than income 2,926 3,730
Gathering and other 16,741 10,812
Restructuring 1,175
General and administrative 5,219 5,111
Depletion, depreciation and accretion 13,886 19,996
Full cost ceiling impairment 26,702
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 )
Total operating expenses 75,642 54,777
Income (loss) from operations (33,076 ) 10,805
Other income (expenses):
Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts (28,936 ) (16,692 )
Interest expense and other (1,745 ) (1,275 )
Reorganization items, net (3,298 ) (115,366 )
Total other income (expenses) (30,681 ) (21,265 ) (115,366 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (63,757 ) (10,460 ) (115,366 )
Income tax benefit (provision)
Net income (loss) $ (63,757 ) (10,460 ) (115,366 )
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:
Basic $ (3.93 ) $ (0.65 ) $ (0.71 )
Diluted $ (3.93 ) $ (0.65 ) $ (0.71 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 16,204 16,204 161,502
Diluted 16,204 16,204 161,502

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Successor Predecessor
Period from Period from
October 2, 2019 January 1, 2019
Year Ended through through
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019    October 1, 2019
Operating revenues:
Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales:
Oil $ 125,985 $ 58,325 $ 145,024
Natural gas 5,818 1,719 107
Natural gas liquids 14,972 5,071 13,229
Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales 146,775 65,115 158,360
Other 1,514 467 743
Total operating revenues 148,289 65,582 159,103
Operating expenses:
Production:
Lease operating 42,106 12,804 39,617
Workover and other 3,709 1,655 5,580
Taxes other than income 10,056 3,730 9,213
Gathering and other 56,016 10,812 36,057
Restructuring 2,580 1,175 15,148
General and administrative 18,456 5,111 36,550
Depletion, depreciation and accretion 62,053 19,996 90,912
Full cost ceiling impairment 215,145 985,190
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 ) 3,618
Total operating expenses 410,121 54,777 1,221,885
Income (loss) from operations (261,832 ) 10,805 (1,062,782 )
Other income (expenses):
Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts 38,759 (16,692 ) (34,332 )
Interest expense and other (6,634 ) (1,275 ) (37,606 )
Reorganization items, net (3,298 ) (117,124 )
Total other income (expenses) 32,125 (21,265 ) (189,062 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (229,707 ) (10,460 ) (1,251,844 )
Income tax benefit (provision) 95,791
Net income (loss) $ (229,707 ) $ (10,460 ) $ (1,156,053 )
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:
Basic $ (14.18 ) $ (0.65 ) $ (7.27 )
Diluted $ (14.18 ) $ (0.65 ) $ (7.27 )
Weighted average common shares outstanding:
Basic 16,204 16,204 158,925
Diluted 16,204 16,204 158,925

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

Successor
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 4,295 $ 5,701
Accounts receivable, net 32,242 48,504
Assets from derivative contracts 8,559 4,995
Restricted cash 4,574
Prepaids and other 2,740 7,379
Total current assets 47,836 71,153
Oil and natural gas properties (full cost method):
Evaluated 509,274 420,609
Unevaluated 75,494 105,009
Gross oil and natural gas properties 584,768 525,618
Less – accumulated depletion (295,163 ) (19,474 )
Net oil and natural gas properties 289,605 506,144
Other operating property and equipment:
Other operating property and equipment 3,535 3,655
Less – accumulated depreciation (1,149 ) (378 )
Net other operating property and equipment 2,386 3,277
Other noncurrent assets:
Assets from derivative contracts 4,009 224
Operating lease right of use assets 310 3,165
Funds in escrow and other 2,351 703
Total assets $ 346,497 $ 584,666
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $ 58,928 $ 97,333
Liabilities from derivative contracts 22,125 8,069
Current portion of long-term debt 1,720
Operating lease liabilities 403 923
Asset retirement obligations 109
Total current liabilities 83,176 106,434
Long-term debt 158,489 144,000
Other noncurrent liabilities:
Liabilities from derivative contracts 4,291 4,854
Asset retirement obligations 10,583 10,481
Operating lease liabilities 2,247
Commitments and contingencies
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock: 100,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value authorized; 16,203,979 and 16,203,940 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively  2  2
Additional paid-in capital 330,123 327,108
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit) (240,167 ) (10,460 )
Total stockholders’ equity 89,958 316,650
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 346,497 $ 584,666

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

Successor Predecessor
Period from Period from
October 2, 2019 October 1, 2019
Three Months Ended through through
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019    October 1, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net income (loss) $ (63,757 ) $ (10,460 )    $ (115,366 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depletion, depreciation and accretion 13,886 19,996   
Full cost ceiling impairment 26,702   
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 )   
Stock-based compensation, net 785   
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts 30,172 18,681   
Reorganization items, net (125 ) (3,615 )    109,170
Other expense (income) (442 ) 253   
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital 7,221 24,349    (6,196 )
Changes in working capital (4,902 ) (10,695 )    (302 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 2,319 13,654    (6,498 )
  
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures (5,305 ) (43,230 )   
Proceeds received from sales of oil and natural gas assets 25,529   
Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties (23 )   
Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures (54 )   
Proceeds received from sale of other operating property and equipment 6   
Funds held in escrow and other 2 434   
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities 20,149 (42,790 )   
  
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from borrowings 29,000 36,000    130,000
Repayments of borrowings (49,000 ) (22,000 )    (258,234 )
Cash payments to Common Holders, Noteholders and Preferred Holders    (4 )
Debt issuance costs (1,471 )    (8,764 )
Common stock issued    155,929
Equity issuance costs and other (2,503 )    (53 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities (20,000 ) 10,026    18,874
  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash 2,468 (19,110 )    12,376
  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 1,827 29,385    17,009
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 4,295 $ 10,275    $ 29,385

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

Successor Predecessor
Period from Period from
October 2, 2019 January 1, 2019
Year Ended through through
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019    October 1, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:   
Net income (loss) $ (229,707 ) $ (10,460 )    $ (1,156,053 )
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:   
Depletion, depreciation and accretion 62,053 19,996    90,912
Full cost ceiling impairment 215,145    985,190
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 )    3,618
Deferred income tax provision (benefit)    (95,791 )
Stock-based compensation, net 2,578    (8,035 )
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts 6,143 18,681    45,834
Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs    1,859
Amortization of discount and premium    134
Reorganization items, net (6,565 ) (3,615 )    108,887
Other expense (income) 312 253    535
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital 49,959 24,349    (22,910 )
Changes in working capital 238 (10,695 )    (16,821 )
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 50,197 13,654    (39,731 )
  
Cash flows from investing activities:   
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures (101,788 ) (43,230 )    (167,235 )
Proceeds received from sales of oil and natural gas assets 29,029    1,247
Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties (23 )    (2,809 )
Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures (82 )    (85,613 )
Proceeds received from sale of other operating property and equipment 6   
Funds held in escrow and other 510 434    (7 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (72,354 ) (42,790 )    (254,417 )
  
Cash flows from financing activities:   
Proceeds from borrowings 148,209 36,000    445,234
Repayments of borrowings (132,000 ) (22,000 )    (315,234 )
Cash payments to Common Holders, Noteholders and Preferred Holders    (4 )
Debt issuance costs (1,471 )    (8,764 )
Common stock issued    155,929
Equity issuance costs and other (32 ) (2,503 )    (494 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities 16,177 10,026    276,667
  
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (5,980 ) (19,110 )    (17,481 )
  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 10,275 29,385    46,866
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 4,295 $ 10,275    $ 29,385

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED OPERATING DATA (Unaudited)

Three Months Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31,
2020 2019 (5) 2020 2019 (5)
Production volumes:
Crude oil (MBbls) 857 1,057 3,446 3,780
Natural gas (MMcf) 2,332 2,755 8,769 9,136
Natural gas liquids (MBbls) 345 351 1,262 1,262
Total (MBoe) 1,591 1,867 6,170 6,565
Average daily production (Boe/d) 17,293 20,293 16,858 17,986
Average prices:
Crude oil (per Bbl) $ 40.46 $ 55.18 $ 36.56 $ 53.80
Natural gas (per Mcf) 1.16 0.62 0.66 0.20
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl) 14.16 14.45 11.86 14.50
Total per Boe 26.57 34.88 23.79 34.04
Cash effect of derivative contracts:
Crude oil (per Bbl) $ 1.28 $ (1.03 ) $ 12.31 $ (0.96 )
Natural gas (per Mcf) 0.06 0.19 0.28 0.71
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl) 7.31 8.80
Total per Boe 0.78 1.06 7.28 2.13
Average prices computed after cash effect of settlement of derivative contracts:
Crude oil (per Bbl) $ 41.74 $ 54.15 $ 48.87 $ 52.84
Natural gas (per Mcf) 1.22 0.81 0.94 0.91
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl) 14.16 21.76 11.86 23.30
Total per Boe 27.35 35.94 31.07 36.17
Average cost per Boe:
Production:
Lease operating $ 5.80 $ 6.86 $ 6.82 $ 7.98
Workover and other 0.59 0.89 0.60 1.10
Taxes other than income 1.84 2.00 1.63 1.97
Gathering and other, as adjusted (1) 10.52 5.80 8.53 6.88
Restructuring 0.63 0.42 2.49
General and administrative, as adjusted (1) 3.24 3.22 2.38 4.70
(1) Represents gathering and other and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation below:
General and administrative:
General and administrative, as reported $ 3.28 $ 2.74 $ 2.99 $ 6.35
Stock-based compensation:
Non-cash (0.49 ) (0.42 ) 1.22
Transaction costs and other:
Cash 0.45 0.48 (0.19 ) (2.87 )
General and administrative, as adjusted(2) $ 3.24 $ 3.22 $ 2.38 $ 4.70
Gathering and other, as reported $ 10.52 $ 5.79 $ 9.08 $ 7.14
Rig termination and stacking charges and other 0.01 (0.55 ) (0.26 )
Gathering and other, as adjusted(3) $ 10.52 $ 5.80 $ 8.53 $ 6.88
Total operating costs, as reported $ 22.03 $ 18.28 $ 21.12 $ 24.54
Total adjusting items (0.04 ) 0.49 (1.16 ) (1.91 )
Total operating costs, as adjusted(4) $ 21.99 $ 18.77 $ 19.96 $ 22.63

(2) General and administrative, as adjusted, is a non-GAAP measure that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation charges relating to equity awards under our incentive stock plans, as well as other cash charges associated with transaction and other costs. The Company believes that it is useful to understand the effects that these charges have on general and administrative expenses and total operating costs and that exclusion of such charges is useful for comparison to prior periods.
(3) Gathering and other, as adjusted, is a non-GAAP measure that excludes rig termination and stacking charges and other costs. The Company believes that it is useful to understand the effects that these charges have on gathering and other expense and total operating costs and that exclusion of such charges is useful for comparative purposes.
(4) Represents lease operating expense, workover and other expense, taxes other than income, gathering and other expense and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation above.
(5) For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2019. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor are not comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information preceding the table above provides the Successor and the Predecessor GAAP results for the applicable periods.  The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh-start reporting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provide meaningful information about, for instance, production, revenues and costs, that assist a reader in understanding the Company’s financial results for the applicable periods.

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Successor Predecessor
Period from Period from
October 2, 2019 October 1, 2019
Three Months Ended through through
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019    October 1, 2019
As Reported:
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as reported $ (63,757 ) $ (10,460 ) $ (115,366 )
Impact of Selected Items:
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:
Crude oil $ 31,978 $ 16,751 $
Natural gas (1,806 ) (1,332 )
Natural gas liquids 3,262
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge 30,172 18,681
Full cost ceiling impairment 26,702
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 )
Reorganization items, net 3,298 115,366
Restructuring 1,175
Other (658 ) (901 )
Selected items, before income taxes 56,216 21,747 115,366
Income tax effect of selected items
Selected items, net of tax $ 56,216 $ 21,747 $ 115,366
As Adjusted:
Net income (loss), excluding selected items (1)(2) $ (7,541 ) $ 11,287 $
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported $ (3.93 ) $ (0.65 ) $ (0.71 )
Impact of selected items 3.46 1.35 0.71
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (1)(2) $ (0.47 ) $ 0.70 $
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported $ (3.93 ) $ (0.65 ) $ (0.71 )
Impact of selected items 3.46 1.35 0.71
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (1)(2)(3) $ (0.47 ) $ 0.70 $
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 2,319 $ 13,654 $ (6,498 )
Changes in working capital 4,902 10,695 302
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital 7,221 24,349 (6,196 )
Cash components of selected items (229 ) 6,929 5,321
Income tax effect of selected items
Cash flows from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (1)(2) $ 6,992 $ 31,278 $ (875 )

(1) Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures presented based on management’s belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flows from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion’s performance.
(2) For the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital include approximately $0.9 million of proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the period.
(3) The impact of selected items for the three months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), 
October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and October 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) were calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 16.2 million, 16.2 million, and 161.5 million respectively, due to the net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

Successor Predecessor
Period from Period from
October 2, 2019 January 1, 2019
Year Ended through through
December 31, 2020    December 31, 2019    October 1, 2019
As Reported:   
Net income (loss), as reported $ (229,707 ) $ (10,460 )    $ (1,156,053 )
  
Impact of Selected Items:   
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:   
Crude oil $ 5,777 $ 16,751    $ 35,967
Natural gas 366 (1,332 )    3,753
Natural gas liquids 3,262    6,114
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge 6,143 18,681    45,834
Full cost ceiling impairment 215,145    985,190
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 )    3,618
Reorganization items, net 3,298    117,124
Restructuring 2,580 1,175    15,148
Rig termination and stacking charges and other 4,669 (901 )    22,601
Selected items, before income taxes 228,537 21,747    1,189,515
Income tax effect of selected items(1)    (53,660 )
Selected items, net of tax $ 228,537 $ 21,747    $ 1,135,855
  
As Adjusted:   
Net income (loss), excluding selected items (2)(3) $ (1,170 ) $ 11,287    $ (20,198 )
  
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported $ (14.18 ) $ (0.65 )    $ (7.27 )
Impact of selected items 14.11 1.35    7.14
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3) $ (0.07 ) $ 0.70    $ (0.13 )
  
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported $ (14.18 ) $ (0.65 )    $ (7.27 )
Impact of selected items 14.11 1.35    7.14
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3)(4) $ (0.07 ) $ 0.70    $ (0.13 )
  
  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $ 50,197 $ 13,654    $ (39,731 )
Changes in working capital (238 ) 10,695    16,821
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital 49,959 24,349    (22,910 )
Cash components of selected items 13,194 6,929    44,851
Income tax effect of selected items (1)    (9,419 )
Cash flows from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (2)(3) $ 63,153 $ 31,278    $ 12,522

(1) For the period from January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor), this represents the tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 21.0% and includes a $196.1 million adjustment for the net change in valuation allowance and deferred tax asset.
(2) Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures presented based on management’s belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flows from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion’s performance.
(3) For the year ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), and the period from January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor), net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital include approximately $22.9 million, $0.9 million, and $7.8 million, respectively, of net proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the periods.
(4)
 The impact of selected items for the year ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the period October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) were calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 16.2 million, 16.2 million, and 158.9 million respectively, due to the net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.

BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31,
2020 2019 (3) 2020 2019 (3)
Net income (loss), as reported $ (63,757 ) $ (125,826 ) $ (229,707 ) $ (1,166,513 )
Impact of adjusting items:
Interest expense 1,853 1,430 7,373 37,695
Depletion, depreciation and accretion 13,886 19,996 62,053 110,908
Full cost ceiling impairment 26,702 215,145 985,190
Income tax provision (benefit) (95,791 )
Stock-based compensation 785 2,578 (8,035 )
Interest income (171 ) (128 ) (773 ) (219 )
(Gain) loss on sale of other assets (6 ) 52 412
Restructuring 1,175 2,580 16,323
Reorganization items, net 118,664 120,422
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets (506 ) 3,112
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts 30,172 18,681 6,143 64,515
Rig termination and stacking charges and other (658 ) (901 ) 4,669 21,700
Adjusted EBITDA(1)(2) $ 8,812 $ 32,579 $ 70,113 $ 89,719

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, which is presented based on management’s belief that it will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. This financial measure is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP measures, including net income (loss). This financial measure may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion’s performance.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2019 includes approximately $0.9 million of net proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the period.  Adjusted EBITDA for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 includes approximately $22.9 million and $8.7 million, respectively, of net proceeds related to hedge monetizations that occurred during the year.
(3) For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2019. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor are not be comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information preceding the table above provides the Successor and the Predecessor GAAP results for the applicable periods. The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh-start reporting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provide meaningful information about, for instance, production, revenues and costs, that assist a reader in understanding the Company’s financial results for the applicable periods.



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