Carrizo Oil and Gas, Inc.
Aug 8, 2017
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Carrizo Oil & Gas Announces Second Quarter Results

HOUSTON, Aug. 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. (Nasdaq:CRZO) today announced the Company's financial results for the second quarter of 2017 and provided an operational update, which includes the following highlights:

Carrizo reported second quarter of 2017 net income of $56.3 million, or $0.86 and $0.85 per basic and diluted share, respectively, compared to a net loss of $262.1 million, or $4.46 per basic and diluted share in the second quarter of 2016. The net income for the second quarter of 2017 and net loss for the second quarter of 2016 include certain items typically excluded from published estimates by the investment community. Adjusted net income, which excludes the impact of these items as described in the non-GAAP reconciliation tables included below, for the second quarter of 2017 was $20.0 million, or $0.30 per diluted share compared to $17.1 million, or $0.29 per diluted share in the second quarter of 2016.

For the second quarter of 2017, Adjusted EBITDA was $111.9 million, an increase of 15% from the prior-year quarter due to higher production volumes and commodity prices, partially offset by lower cash receipts for derivative settlements. Adjusted EBITDA and the reconciliation to net income (loss) are presented in the non-GAAP reconciliation tables included below.

Production volumes during the second quarter of 2017 were 4,643 MBoe, or 51,019 Boe/d, an increase of 23% versus the second quarter of 2016. The year-over-year production growth was driven by drilling activity in the Eagle Ford Shale and Delaware Basin, the addition of production from the Sanchez property acquisition in late 2016, and an increase in Marcellus Shale production given improved netbacks. Crude oil production during the second quarter of 2017 averaged 33,629 Bbls/d, an increase of 40% versus the second quarter of 2016; natural gas and NGL production was 74,451 Mcf/d and 4,982 Bbls/d, respectively, during the second quarter of 2017. Second quarter of 2017 production exceeded the high end of Company guidance.

Drilling and completion capital expenditures for the second quarter of 2017 were $148.4 million. More than 85% of the second quarter drilling and completion spending was in the Eagle Ford Shale, with the balance weighted towards the Delaware Basin and Niobrara Formation. Land and seismic expenditures during the quarter were $34.4 million, and were primarily focused in the Permian Basin and Eagle Ford Shale.

The Company's planned acquisition of Delaware Basin properties from ExL Petroleum Management, LLC ("ExL") remains on track to close by mid-August. While Carrizo continues to be pleased with the performance of the wells on the properties, ExL has encountered some operational delays, and Carrizo now expects fewer wells to be online at closing as compared to its previous guidance. Additionally, as the Company has continued to conduct its due diligence on the land and associated drilling requirements, it has confirmed that the leasehold obligations post closing are not burdensome. As a result, Carrizo has elected to adjust its near-term development plan on the acreage. The Company now plans to release and replace the existing rigs on the acreage earlier than previously planned. While Carrizo believes this will reduce costs and enhance the returns of its development program on the acreage, the adjusted timing is also expected to result in fewer wells being drilled and completed between closing and year-end. As a result of the updated development plan, Carrizo now expects six fewer gross operated wells on these assets to be on production by year-end 2017 relative to its previous guidance.

Primarily as a result of the updated drilling and completion plan on the ExL properties, the Company is reducing its 2017 drilling and completion capital expenditure guidance to $590-$610 million from $620-$640 million previously. The Company is no longer providing guidance for land and seismic capital expenditures given the limited visibility and highly discretionary nature of this spending.

Based on the changes to the planned drilling and completion schedule, Carrizo is decreasing its 2017 oil production guidance to 34,600-34,800 Bbls/d from 35,700-36,000 Bbls/d previously. Using the midpoint of this range, the Company's 2017 oil production growth guidance equates to 35%. For natural gas and NGLs, Carrizo is adjusting its 2017 guidance to 81-83 MMcf/d and 5,900-6,000 Bbls/d, respectively, from 80-84 MMcf/d and 5,900-6,100 Bbls/d, respectively. For the third quarter of 2017, Carrizo expects oil production to be 35,400-35,800 Bbls/d, and natural gas and NGL production to be 73-77 MMcf/d and 5,900-6,100 Bbls/d, respectively. A full summary of Carrizo's guidance is provided in the attached tables.

S.P. "Chip" Johnson, IV, Carrizo's President and CEO, commented on the results, "The second quarter was an eventful one for Carrizo as we announced the largest acquisition in our history, approximately 16,500 net acres in the core of the Delaware Basin. Once the acquisition closes later this month, we will hold positions of scale in the core of two of the highest-return plays in North America, the Eagle Ford Shale and Delaware Basin.

"With the scale we now expect to have in these two plays, our plan is to focus our activity on these regions. As a result, we currently have active divestiture processes for our assets in the Marcellus, Utica, and Niobrara. We believe the resulting streamlined portfolio should lead to improved long-term returns from our development program as well as at the corporate level.

"Given the volatile nature of commodity prices as well as the expected closing of the ExL acquisition, we have materially increased our crude oil hedge position. Since the end of June, we have increased our 2018 crude oil hedge position to 18 MBbls/d from 6 MBbls/d previously, and have also added 6 MBbls/d in 2019. With the downside protection the hedges provide, we believe we can organically de-lever our balance sheet in 2018 even if prices were to weaken from current levels. We also believe we are positioned to run a free cash flow positive program in 2019 and beyond at current strip prices.

"The second quarter was another strong quarter for the Company operationally. Crude oil production increased 17% versus the prior quarter. This was led by the Eagle Ford, which was up 20% sequentially. As a result, crude oil production during the quarter materially outperformed the initial guidance that was provided back in May."

Operational Update

In the Eagle Ford Shale, Carrizo drilled 23 gross (21.2 net) operated wells during the second quarter and completed 26 gross (21.6 net) wells. Crude oil production from the play was more than 30,600 Bbls/d for the quarter, up 20% versus the prior quarter. At the end of the quarter, Carrizo had 28 gross (26.6 net) operated Eagle Ford wells in progress or waiting on completion, equating to net crude oil production potential of approximately 10,000 Bbls/d. The Company is currently operating three rigs in the Eagle Ford, but plans to move one of its rigs to the Delaware Basin later this quarter. Carrizo expects to drill approximately 93 gross (80 net) operated wells and complete 93 gross (84 net) operated wells in the play during 2017.

Carrizo is continuing to test multiple completion optimization techniques aimed at further enhancing the returns of its development program. The Company remains pleased with the performance of its wells with 200 ft. frac stage spacing, and has expanded its pilot testing of even tighter frac stage spacing. Carrizo currently has approximately 30 wells online that were completed with 180 ft. stage spacing or tighter. The Company has also begun to test slickwater completions with an increased proppant concentration, and has recently completed 13 wells with approximately 2,000 lbs/ft. of proppant. This compares to its standard completion that utilizes approximately 1,600 lbs/ft. of proppant. Additionally, the Company has begun to test the potential for refracs on understimulated wells, such as some of those acquired in the Company's recent purchase from Sanchez Energy Corporation. The Company has pumped its first refrac on these properties, and completion is currently underway. Carrizo plans to provide an update on these pilots once it has sufficient production history.

Carrizo continues to test multiple initiatives aimed at determining the optimal development spacing on its acreage position. Recently, the Company has brought online three additional stagger-stack pilots testing new areas on the western side of its acreage position. The pilots are testing effective lateral spacing of 220-250 ft., and bring the total number of stagger-stack pilots online to 14.

In the Delaware Basin, Carrizo completed two operated wells during the second quarter. Crude oil production from the play was more than 900 Bbls/d for the quarter, down from approximately 1,100 Bbls/d in the prior quarter. While Carrizo is not presently operating a rig in the Delaware Basin, there are currently five operated rigs running on the properties to be acquired from ExL. Based on its updated interpretation of the drilling requirements on the acreage, Carrizo now expects to adjust the activity level to three rigs sooner than previously planned following the closing of the transaction. As a result, Carrizo expects to drill approximately 10 gross (8 net) operated wells and complete 16 gross (13 net) operated wells in the Delaware Basin during 2017. These estimates include 9 gross wells drilled and 13 gross wells completed on the properties to be acquired from ExL following the closing of the transaction.

Carrizo continues to be pleased with the well performance on the ExL properties. Since the beginning of the second quarter, three Wolfcamp A wells and three Wolfcamp B wells have been completed and brought online. Currently, there are 14 gross producing horizontal wells on the acreage with 8 additional wells currently drilling or waiting on completion. See below for the peak 30-day rates from the recent wells:

Additionally, the Davis 2728 Unit #1 well (Wolfcamp B) was brought online in late June, but has yet to achieve a peak 30-day rate. To date, the well has achieved a peak 15-day rate of 1,315 Boe/d (59% oil, 74% liquids) from an approximate 9,500 ft. lateral. The remaining two wells were brought online in late July and are still cleaning up.

In the Niobrara Formation, Carrizo did not drill or complete any operated wells during the second quarter. Crude oil production from the play was approximately 1,900 Bbls/d for the quarter, down from approximately 2,000 Bbls/d in the prior quarter due to the lack of new wells coming online. Carrizo is not currently budgeting any operated activity in the Niobrara during 2017, but expects to continue participating in non-operated activity within its focus area.

In the Utica and Marcellus, Carrizo did not drill or complete any operated wells during the second quarter. Crude oil production from the Utica was approximately 200 Bbls/d during the quarter, up from approximately 180 Bbls/d in the prior quarter. In the Marcellus, the Company's production was 44.3 MMcf/d, down from 47.6 MMcf/d in the prior quarter as the Company elected to decrease its production in response to a relatively weaker local market price environment. Carrizo expects to continue to vary its Marcellus production during 2017 based on local market pricing. Carrizo has currently allocated a minimal amount of maintenance capital to the Utica and Marcellus during 2017.

Hedging Activity

Carrizo currently has hedges in place for more than 25% of estimated crude oil production for the remainder of 2017 (based on the midpoint of guidance). For the balance of the year, the Company has swaps covering approximately 10,500 Bbls/d of crude oil at an average fixed price of approximately $53.77/Bbl. For 2018, Carrizo currently has three-way collars covering 18,000 Bbls/d of crude oil with an average floor price of $49.08/Bbl, ceiling price of $60.48/Bbl, and sub-floor price of $39.17/Bbl. The Company has also begun to build its 2019 hedge position. For 2019, Carrizo currently has three-way collars covering 6,000 Bbls/d of crude oil with an average floor price of $47.80/Bbl, ceiling price of $61.45/Bbl, and sub-floor price of $40.00/Bbl.

Carrizo also has hedges in place for more than 20% of estimated natural gas production for the remainder of 2017. For the balance of the year, the Company has swaps covering 20,000 MMBtu/d of natural gas at an average fixed price of $3.30/MMBtu. (Please refer to the attached tables for details of the Company's derivative contracts.)

Conference Call Details

The Company will hold a conference call to discuss 2017 second quarter financial results on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 10:00 AM Central Daylight Time. To participate in the call, please dial (888) 223-4515 (U.S. & Canada) or +1 (303) 223-4383 (Intl.) ten minutes before the call is scheduled to begin. A replay of the call will be available through Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 12:00 PM Central Daylight Time at (800) 633-8284 (U.S. & Canada) or +1 (402) 977-9140 (Intl.). The reservation number for the replay is 21856090 for U.S., Canadian, and International callers.

A simultaneous webcast of the call may be accessed over the internet by visiting our website at http://www.carrizo.com, clicking on "Upcoming Events", and then clicking on the "2017 Second Quarter Earnings Call" link. To listen, please go to the website in time to register and install any necessary software. The webcast will be archived for replay on the Carrizo website for 7 days.

Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc. is a Houston -based energy company actively engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and gas from resource plays located in the United States. Our current operations are principally focused in proven, producing oil and gas plays primarily in the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, the Delaware Basin in West Texas, the Niobrara Formation in Colorado, the Utica Shale in Ohio, and the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania.

Statements in this release that are not historical facts, including but not limited to those related to capital requirements, free cash flow positive program, the ExL acquisition (including timing and effects thereof), monetization process matters and results, capital expenditure, guidance, rig program,  production, average well returns, the estimated production results and financial performance, effects of transactions, targeted ratios and other metrics, timing, levels of and potential production, downspacing, crude oil production potential and growth, oil and gas prices, drilling and completion activities, drilling inventory, including timing thereof, resource potential, well costs, break-even prices, production mix, development plans, growth, hedging activity, the Company's or management's intentions, beliefs, expectations, hopes, projections, assessment of risks, estimations, plans or predictions for the future, results of the Company's strategies and other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations. Although the Company believes that its expectations are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove correct. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include assumptions regarding well costs, estimated recoveries, pricing and other factors affecting average well returns, results of wells and testing, failure of actual production to meet expectations, performance of rig operators, spacing test results, availability of gathering systems, costs of oilfield services, actions by governmental authorities, joint venture partners, industry partners, lenders and other third parties, actions by purchasers or sellers of properties, satisfaction of closing conditions and failure of the acquisition to close, failure of financing transactions to close, purchase price adjustment, integration and other risks and effects of acquisitions, market and other conditions, risks regarding financing, capital needs, availability of well connects, capital needs and uses, commodity price changes, effects of the global economy on exploration activity, results of and dependence on exploratory drilling activities, operating risks, right-of-way and other land issues, availability of capital and equipment, weather, and other risks described in the Company's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and its other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There can be no assurance any transaction described in this press release will occur on the terms or timing described, or at all.

(Financial Highlights to Follow)


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
     
  June 30,
2017
 December 31, 2016
Assets    
Current assets    
Cash and cash equivalents $2,228  $4,194 
Accounts receivable, net  72,401   64,208 
Derivative assets  15,283   1,237 
Other current assets  5,486   3,349 
Total current assets   95,398   72,988 
Property and equipment    
Oil and gas properties, full cost method     
Proved properties, net  1,475,131   1,294,667 
Unproved properties, not being amortized  288,997   240,961 
Other property and equipment, net  9,031   10,132 
  Total property and equipment, net  1,773,159    1,545,760 
Deposit for pending acquisition of oil and gas properties  75,000    
Other assets  20,262   7,579 
Total Assets $1,963,819  $1,626,327 
     
Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity    
Current liabilities    
Accounts payable $68,215  $55,631 
Revenues and royalties payable  45,860   38,107 
Accrued capital expenditures  80,435   36,594 
Accrued interest  22,076   22,016 
Accrued lease operating expense  14,732   12,377 
Derivative liabilities  2,012    22,601 
Other current liabilities  25,730   24,633 
  Total current liabilities  259,060   211,959 
Long-term debt  1,521,986   1,325,418 
Asset retirement obligations  22,731   20,848 
Derivative liabilities  13,652   27,528 
Other liabilities  14,559   17,116 
Total liabilities  1,831,988   1,602,869 
Commitments and contingencies    
Shareholders' equity    
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 180,000,000 shares authorized; 65,835,820 issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2017 and 90,000,000 shares authorized; 65,132,499 issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2016  658   651 
Additional paid-in capital  1,677,930   1,665,891 
Accumulated deficit  (1,546,757)  (1,643,084)
Total shareholders' equity  131,831   23,458 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity $1,963,819   $1,626,327 


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
        
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
  Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2017  2016  2017  2016
Revenues       
Crude oil$142,806  $91,608  $270,898  $159,604 
Natural gas liquids 7,786   6,063   15,211   9,503 
Natural gas 15,891   9,653   31,729   19,479 
Total revenues 166,483   107,324   317,838   188,586 
        
Costs and Expenses       
Lease operating 36,048   23,114   65,893   46,789 
Production taxes 7,143   4,623   13,351   8,054 
Ad valorem taxes 1,073   454   4,040   2,524 
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 59,072   51,966   113,454    111,543 
General and administrative, net 11,596   19,624    33,299   40,927 
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net (26,065)   52,235   (51,381)  41,682 
Interest expense, net 21,106   19,010   41,677   37,723 
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties    197,070      471,483 
Other (income) expense, net 204   1,162   1,178   1,069  
Total costs and expenses 110,177   369,258   221,511   761,794 
        
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 56,306   (261,934)  96,327   (573,208)
Income tax expense    (192)     (313)
Net Income (Loss)$56,306  ($262,126) $96,327  ($573,521)
        
Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share       
Basic$0.86  ($4.46) $1.47  ($9.79)
Diluted$0.85  ($4.46) $1.46  ($9.79)
        
Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding       
Basic 65,767   58,806   65,479   58,583 
Diluted 65,908   58,806   65,866   58,583 


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
(In thousands, except share amounts)
(Unaudited)
           
  Common Stock Additional
Paid-in
Capital
 
Accumulated Deficit
 Total
Shareholders'
Equity
  Shares Amount   
Balance as of December 31, 2016 65,132,499  $651  $1,665,891  ($1,643,084) $23,458 
Stock-based compensation expense       12,063      12,063 
Issuance of common stock upon grants of restricted stock awards and vestings of restricted stock units and performance shares 703,321   7   (24)     (17)
Net income          96,327   96,327 
Balance as of June 30, 2017 65,835,820  $658  $1,677,930   ($1,546,757) $131,831 


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands)
(Unaudited)
         
  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2017  2016  2017  2016
Cash Flows From Operating Activities       
Net income (loss)$56,306  ($262,126) $96,327  ($573,521)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities       
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 59,072   51,966   113,454   111,543 
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties    197,070      471,483 
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net (26,065)  52,235   (51,381)  41,682 
Cash received (paid) for derivative settlements, net (261)  27,300   1,258   78,463 
Stock-based compensation expense, net 1,582   10,892    3,596   22,414 
Non-cash interest expense, net 983   904   2,074   2,064 
Other, net 1,147   1,226   2,767   2,342 
Changes in components of working capital and other assets and liabilities-       
Accounts receivable (5,345)  673   (8,094)  (1,392)
Accounts payable 7,825   (489)  14,486   (19,200)
Accrued liabilities 7,804   (7,109)  5,650   (8,776)
Other assets and liabilities, net (301)  (371)  (982)  (1,063)
Net cash provided by operating activities 102,747   72,171   179,155   126,039 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities       
Capital expenditures - oil and gas properties (166,876)  (113,872)  (290,625)  (239,861)
Acquisitions of oil and gas properties (9,501)     (16,533)   
Deposit for pending acquisition of oil and gas properties (75,000)     (75,000)   
Proceeds from sales of oil and gas properties, net 829    12,852   18,201   14,637 
Other, net (2,062)  (256)  (2,479)  (873)
Net cash used in investing activities (252,610)  (101,276)  (366,436)  (226,097)
Cash Flows From Financing Activities       
Borrowings under credit agreement 638,593    217,005   919,097   290,652 
Repayments of borrowings under credit agreement (479,293)  (186,555)  (723,797)  (229,652)
Payments of debt issuance costs (4,318)  (1,100)   (4,368)  (1,150)
Payment of commitment fee for pending issuance of preferred stock (5,000)     (5,000)   
Other, net (282)  (245)  (617)  (552)
Net cash provided by financing activities 149,700    29,105   185,315   59,298 
Net Decrease in Cash and Cash Equivalents (163)     (1,966)  (40,760)
Cash and Cash Equivalents, Beginning of Period 2,391   2,158   4,194    42,918 
Cash and Cash Equivalents, End of Period$2,228  $2,158  $2,228  $2,158 


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) (GAAP) to Adjusted Net Income (Non-GAAP)

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain items that are included in net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Items excluded are those which the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results and are typically excluded from published estimates by the investment community, including items whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated or are non-recurring.

Adjusted net income is presented because management believes it provides useful additional information to investors for analysis of the Company's fundamental business on a recurring basis. In addition, management believes that adjusted net income is widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Adjusted net income should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss) or any other measure of a company's financial performance or profitability presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of the differences between net income (loss) and adjusted net income is presented below. Because adjusted net income excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) and may vary among companies, our calculation of adjusted net income may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Reconciliation of Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (GAAP) to Adjusted Diluted Weighted Average Common Shares Outstanding (Non-GAAP)

Adjusted diluted weighted average common shares outstanding ("Adjusted Diluted WASO") is a non-GAAP financial measure which includes the effect of potentially dilutive instruments that, under certain circumstances described below, are excluded from diluted weighted average common shares outstanding ("Diluted WASO"), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. When a net loss exists, all potentially dilutive instruments are anti-dilutive to the net loss per common share and therefore excluded from the computation of Diluted WASO. The effect of potentially dilutive instruments is included in the computation of Adjusted Diluted WASO for purposes of computing diluted adjusted net income per common share.

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2017  2016  2017  2016
 (In thousands, except per share amounts)
Net Income (Loss) (GAAP)$56,306  ($262,126) $96,327  ($573,521)
Income tax expense    (192)     (313)
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 56,306   (261,934)  96,327   (573,208)
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net (26,065)  52,235   (51,381)   41,682 
Cash received (paid) for derivative settlements, net (261)  27,300   1,258   78,463 
Non-cash general and administrative expense, net 1,582   10,825   3,596   22,583 
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties    197,070      471,483 
Other (income) expense, net 204   1,162    1,178   (109)
Adjusted income before income taxes 31,766   26,658   50,978   40,894 
Adjusted income tax expense (1) (11,722)  (9,517)  (18,811)  (14,599)
Adjusted Net Income (Non-GAAP)$20,044  $17,141  $32,167  $26,295 
        
Net Income (Loss) Per Common Share - Diluted (GAAP)$0.85  ($4.46) $1.46  ($9.79)
Effect of change from diluted WASO to adjusted diluted WASO    (0.06)     (0.10)
Income tax expense          (0.01)
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 0.85   (4.40)  1.46   (9.68)
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net (0.40)  0.88   (0.78)  0.70 
Cash received (paid) for derivative settlements, net    0.46   0.02    1.33 
Non-cash general and administrative expense, net 0.03   0.18   0.05   0.38 
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties     3.31      7.96 
Other (income) expense, net    0.02   0.02    
Adjusted income before income taxes 0.48   0.45   0.77   0.69 
Adjusted income tax expense (1)  (0.18)  (0.16)  (0.28)  (0.25)
Adjusted Net Income Per Common Share - Diluted (Non-GAAP)$0.30   $0.29  $0.49  $0.44 
        
Diluted WASO (GAAP) 65,908   58,806   65,866   58,583 
Effect of potentially dilutive instruments    663      643 
Adjusted Diluted WASO (Non-GAAP) 65,908   59,469   65,866   59,226 

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(1) Adjusted income tax expense is calculated by applying the Company's estimated annual effective income tax rates applicable to the adjusted income before income taxes, which were 36.9% and 35.7% for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, as well as for the six months ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
(Unaudited)

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) (GAAP) to Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP) to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (GAAP)

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain items that are included in net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Items excluded are interest expense, depreciation, depletion and amortization and items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating results such as items whose timing and/or amount cannot be reasonably estimated or are non-recurring.

Adjusted EBITDA is presented because management believes it provides useful additional information to investors and analysts, for analysis of the Company's financial and operating performance on a recurring basis and the Company's ability to internally generate funds for exploration and development, and to service debt. In addition, management believes that adjusted EBITDA is widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss), net cash provided by operating activities, or any other measure of a company's profitability or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of net income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA to net cash provided by operating activities is presented below. Because adjusted EBITDA excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss), our calculations of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities (GAAP) to Discretionary Cash Flows (Non-GAAP)

Discretionary cash flows are a non-GAAP financial measure which excludes certain items that are included in net cash provided by operating activities, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Items excluded are changes in the components of working capital and other items that the Company believes affect the comparability of operating cash flows such as items that are non-recurring.

Discretionary cash flows are presented because management believes it provides useful additional information to investors for analysis of the Company's ability to generate cash to internally fund exploration and development, and to service debt. In addition, management believes that discretionary cash flows is widely used by professional research analysts and others in the valuation, comparison, and investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.

Discretionary cash flows should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure of a company's cash flows or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. A reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to discretionary cash flows is presented below. Because discretionary cash flows excludes some, but not all, items that affect net cash provided by operating activities and may vary among companies, our calculation of discretionary cash flows may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

  Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2017  2016  2017  2016
 (In thousands)
Net Income (Loss) (GAAP)$56,306   ($262,126) $96,327  ($573,521)
Income tax expense    (192)     (313)
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes 56,306   (261,934)  96,327   (573,208)
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 59,072   51,966   113,454   111,543 
Interest expense, net 21,106   19,010   41,677   37,723 
(Gain) loss on derivatives, net (26,065)  52,235   (51,381)  41,682 
Cash received (paid) for derivative settlements, net (261)  27,300   1,258   78,463 
Non-cash general and administrative expense, net 1,582   10,825   3,596   22,583 
Impairment of proved oil and gas properties     197,070      471,483 
Other (income) expense, net 204   1,162   1,178   (109)
Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)$111,944  $97,634  $206,109  $190,160 
Interest expense, net (21,106)  (19,010)  (41,677)  (37,723)
Non-cash interest expense, net 983   904   2,074   2,064 
Other cash and non-cash adjustments, net 943   665   1,589   1,517  
Discretionary Cash Flows (Non-GAAP)$92,764  $80,193  $168,095  $156,018 
Changes in components of working capital and other 9,983   (8,022)  11,060   (29,979)
Net Cash Provided By Operating Activities (GAAP)$102,747  $72,171  $179,155  $126,039 


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
PRODUCTION VOLUMES AND REALIZED PRICES
(Unaudited)
     
   Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
   2017   2016  2017  2016
Total production volumes -        
  Crude oil (MBbls)  3,060   2,179   5,656   4,527 
  NGLs (MBbls)  453   475   859    889 
  Natural gas (MMcf)  6,775   6,757   13,803   13,130 
  Total barrels of oil equivalent (MBoe)  4,643   3,780   8,816   7,604 
         
Daily production volumes by product -        
  Crude oil (Bbls/d)  33,629   23,942   31,250   24,874 
  NGLs (Bbls/d)  4,982   5,217   4,746   4,882 
  Natural gas (Mcf/d)  74,451   74,248   76,260   72,141 
  Total barrels of oil equivalent (Boe/d)  51,019   41,533   48,706   41,779 
         
Daily production volumes by region (Boe/d) -        
  Eagle Ford  38,055   30,233    35,332   30,602 
  Delaware Basin  2,151   489   2,284   315 
  Niobrara  2,694   2,775   2,729    2,980 
  Marcellus  7,379   6,511   7,652   6,269 
  Utica and other  740   1,525   709   1,613 
  Total barrels of oil equivalent (Boe/d)  51,019   41,533   48,706   41,779 
         
Realized prices -        
  Crude oil ($ per Bbl) $46.67  $42.04  $47.90  $35.26 
  Crude oil ($ per Bbl) - including cash received (paid) for derivative settlements, net $46.62  $54.57  $48.34  $52.61 
  NGLs ($ per Bbl) $17.19  $12.76  $17.71  $10.69 
  Natural gas ($ per Mcf) $2.35  $1.43  $2.30  $1.48 
  Natural gas ($ per Mcf) - including cash received (paid) for derivative settlements, net  $2.33  $1.43  $2.21  $1.48 


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
COMMODITY DERIVATIVE CONTRACTS - AS OF AUGUST 4, 2017
(Unaudited)
           
Crude Oil Derivative Contracts
           
      Weighted Average  Weighted Average Weighted Average
    Volume Sub-Floor Price Floor Price Ceiling Price
Period Type of Contract (in Bbls/d) ($/Bbl) ($/Bbl) ($/Bbl)
Q3 2017 Fixed Price Swaps 12,000   $53.71  
           
Q4 2017 Fixed Price Swaps 9,000   $53.86  
            
FY 2018 Three-Way Collars 18,000 $39.17 $49.08 $60.48
  Net Sold Call Options 3,388     $71.33
           
FY 2019 Three-Way Collars 6,000 $40.00 $47.80 $61.45
  Net Sold Call Options 3,875     $73.66
           
FY 2020 Net Sold Call Options  4,575     $75.98


Natural Gas Derivative Contracts
         
      Weighted Average  Weighted Average
    Volume Floor Price Ceiling Price
Period Type of Contract (in MMBtu/d) ($/MMBtu) ($/MMBtu)
Q3 - Q4 2017 Fixed Price Swaps 20,000 $3.30  
  Sold Call Options 33,000   $3.00
         
FY 2018 Sold Call Options 33,000   $3.25
         
FY 2019 Sold Call Options 33,000   $3.25
         
FY 2020 Sold Call Options 33,000   $3.50


CARRIZO OIL & GAS, INC.
THIRD QUARTER AND FULL YEAR 2017 GUIDANCE SUMMARY
      
   Third Quarter 2017 Full Year 2017
Daily Production Volumes -    
 Crude oil (Bbls/d) 35,400 - 35,800 34,600 - 34,800
 NGLs (Bbls/d) 5,900 - 6,100 5,900 - 6,000
 Natural gas (Mcf/d) 73,000 - 77,000 81,000 - 83,000
 Total (Boe/d) 53,467 - 54,733 54,000 - 54,633
      
Unhedged Commodity Price Realizations -    
 Crude oil (% of NYMEX oil) 95.0% - 97.0% N/A
 NGLs (% of NYMEX oil) 32.0% - 34.0% N/A
 Natural gas (% of NYMEX gas) 67.0% - 72.0% N/A
      
Cash received for derivative settlements, net (in millions) $4.5 - $7.5 N/A
      
Costs and Expenses -    
 Lease operating ($/Boe) $7.50 - $8.00 $7.00 - $7.50
 Production taxes (% of total revenues) 4.50% - 4.75% 4.40% - 4.60%
  Ad valorem taxes (in millions) $1.9 - $2.4 $8.0 - $9.0
 Cash general and administrative, net (in millions) $11.0 - $11.5 $51.0 - $52.0
 DD&A ($/Boe) $12.25 - $13.25 $12.50 - $13.50
 Interest expense, net (in millions) $20.0 - $21.0 N/A
      
Capitalized Items -    
 Drilling and completion capital expenditures (in millions) N/A  $590.0 - $610.0
 Capitalized interest (in millions) $9.5 - $10.0 N/A


Source: Carrizo Oil & Gas, Inc



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