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Dune Energy Reports Second Quarter 2014 Financial And Operating Results

HOUSTON, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dune Energy, Inc. (OTCBB: DUNR) today announced results for the second quarter of calendar year 2014.

Revenue and Production

Revenue for the second quarter of 2014 totaled $13.1 million as compared with $16.8 million for the second quarter of 2013.  Production volumes in the second quarter were 107 Mbbls of oil and 0.43 Bcf of natural gas, or 179 Mboe.  This compares with 135 Mbbls of oil and 0.62 Bcf of natural gas, or 238 Mboe for the second quarter of 2013.  In the second quarter of 2014, the average sales price per barrel of oil was $102.45 and $4.93 per Mcf for natural gas, as compared with $104.26 per barrel and $4.40 per Mcf, respectively for the second quarter of 2013.  Production decreased 25% in the second quarter of 2014 as compared to the second quarter of 2013.  Oil prices decreased 2% and gas prices increased 12% from 2013 levels.  During the second quarter of 2014 oil accounted for 60% of the total production volumes on an equivalent basis; however, oil revenue accounted for 84% of the total revenue.

Costs and Expenses

Total lease operating expense was $5.8 million for the second quarter of 2014 as compared to $7.8 million for the second quarter of 2013, or $32.32 and $32.97 per Boe produced, respectively.  DD&A expense was $4.0 million for the second quarter of 2014, or $22.36 per Boe. G&A expense totaled $2.7 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to $3.1 million in the second quarter of 2013.  Interest and financing expense increased $0.4 million between quarters amounting to under $2.9 million.

Earnings

Net loss totaled $33.2 million for the second quarter of 2014.  This compares with a loss of $1.3 million in 2013.  This increase primarily reflects the impact of the $29.4 million impairment of oil and gas properties in the Live Oak and North Broussard fields.

Mid-Year Reserves

Mid-year 2014 proved reserves were as follows:


6/30/14






Reserve Categories

Oil

Gas

Total

PV 10%






Proved

(Mbbls)

(Mmcf)

(Mboe)

$ (000's)

Developed producing

1,934

12,583

4,031

79,022

Developed nonproducing

1,386

15,482

3,966

62,812

Undeveloped

2,378

17,809

5,346

122,054

Total proved reserves

5,698

45,874

13,343

263,888






Probable





Developed nonproducing

108

399

175

5,982

Undeveloped

3,409

15,817

6,045

176,552

Total probable reserves

3,517

16,216

6,220

182,534






Possible





Undeveloped

5,495

18,351

8,554

188,883

Total possible reserves

5,495

18,351

8,554

188,883

 

This compares with year-end 2013 proved reserves which were as follows:


12/31/13






Reserve Categories

Oil

Gas

Total

PV 10%






Proved

(Mbbls)

(Mmcf)

(Mboe)

$ (000's)

Developed producing

2,171

10,929

3,993

78,518

Developed nonproducing

1,822

14,167

4,183

65,737

Undeveloped

3,170

25,042

7,344

167,401

Total proved reserves

7,163

50,138

15,520

311,656






Probable





Developed nonproducing

106

391

171

5,533

Undeveloped

3,144

15,751

5,769

173,724

Total probable reserves

3,250

16,142

5,940

179,257






Possible





Undeveloped

4,488

17,242

7,362

202,510

Total possible reserves

4,488

17,242

7,362

202,510

 

Degolyer and MacNaughton, the Company's independent reservoir engineering consultant prepared the mid-year report of reserves, while the year-end reserves were prepared by the Company's reservoir engineering staff.

The primary decrease was related to the removal of PUD reserves at Live Oak, Bateman Lake and North Broussard fields which had been classified as PUD's on the Company books for the maximum allowed time under SEC guidelines of five years.  The Company's capital shortage has not allowed drilling these opportunities.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

During the first six months of 2014 compared to the first six months of 2013, net cash flow used in operating activities reflected a decrease of $6.8 million to $4.2 million. This decrease primarily results from a reduction of accounts payable and accrued liabilities of $3.7 million and an increase in prepayments and other assets of $2.7 million.

Our current assets were $15.7 million on June 30, 2014. Cash on hand comprised approximately $6.2 million of this amount. This compared to $3.3 million in cash at December 31, 2013 and $16.2 million at the end of the second quarter of 2013. Accounts payable have decreased from $10.1 million at December 31, 2013 to $7.9 million at June 30, 2014. Accounts payable were $10.4 million at June 30, 2013. This decrease in payables reflects the impact of reduced capital spending in the second quarter of 2014.

Our capital investments and exploration costs year-to-date reflect our limited liquidity in investing in ongoing drilling and facilities upgrade program which amounted to $14.5 million during the first six months of 2014, down from $27.1 million spent during the same period of 2013. The decreased spending reflected efforts to balance our capital program to our liquidity. Drilling operations will be curtailed until the liquidity issues facing the Company are resolved.

Our primary sources of liquidity are cash provided by operating activities, debt financing, sales of non-core properties and access to capital markets. On July 15, 2014, Bank of Montreal notified the Company that Lenders had completed their interim redetermination of the Company's borrowing base. Such notification provided that, effective as of July 1, 2014, the Company's borrowing base will be reduced by $2.5 million, and thereafter will be further reduced by $2.5 million on the first business day of each month (each a "Reduction Date") until October 1, 2014, at which time, the borrowing base will be $37.5 million.

The Total Debt to EBITDAX covenant in our Credit Agreement controls access to the "undrawn" amount of borrowing availability from quarter to quarter and is based on the trailing 12 month total.  On June 30, 2014, and thereafter, the ratio of Total Debt to EBITDAX must be less than 4.0 to 1.0.  We determined that we did not meet the Total Debt to EBITDAX ratio as of June 30, 2014 as required by the financial covenants in the Credit Agreement, and we have triggered an event of default.  Bank of Montreal, at the request of the majority Lenders, may terminate the commitments under the Credit Agreement and cause all of our obligations under the Credit Agreement to immediately become due and payable, upon notice to the Company.

As we are no longer in compliance with the financial covenant of the Credit Agreement, additional borrowings may not permitted, and the outstanding revolver loans may become due and payable upon notice to us by the Bank of Montreal.  Absent relief from the Credit Agreement Lenders, the restructuring of a material portion of the Notes or the emergence of a new lender, our ability to meet our obligations in due course is threatened.   Management is currently in discussions with all parties and seeking new credit providers or other strategic alternatives in an effort to resolve this liquidity stalemate.

These and other factors raise substantial doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern for the next twelve months. Our liquidity issues may force us to further curtail existing operations, reduce or delay capital expenditures or sell assets to meet our operating and debt service obligations, and we may be forced to take other actions, including a restructuring of our existing indebtedness and capital structure to address our ongoing liquidity issues. Our ability to continue as a going concern is dependent upon our ability to generate sufficient cash flows or other sources of capital sufficient to repay or refinance our indebtedness, continue our operations and fund our long-term capital needs. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to resolve the default under our Credit Agreement, to engage in a strategic transaction, sell properties or realize enough proceeds from the sale of our properties in order to fund operations or to resolve the Company's liquidity issues.

James A. Watt, President and CEO of the company stated, "Since mid-2013, the Company has been seeking a merger/sale arrangement or alternate financing to continue operations within our asset base.  To date these discussions have not resulted in either a merger/sale arrangement or new financing.  We are working diligently with our lenders and our financial advisor seeking a near term solution to this liquidity issue." 

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FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: This document includes forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements concerning estimates of expected drilling and development wells and associated costs, statements relating to estimates of, and increases in, production, cash flows and values, statements relating to the continued advancement of Dune Energy, Inc.'s projects and other statements which are not historical facts. When used in this document, the words such as "could," "plan," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "potential," "should," and similar expressions are forward-looking statements. Although Dune Energy, Inc. believes that its expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, such statements involve risks and uncertainties and no assurance can be given that actual results will be consistent with these forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements include the potential that the Company's projects will experience technological and mechanical problems, geological conditions in the reservoir may not result in commercial levels of oil and gas production, changes in product prices and other risks disclosed in Dune's Annual report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Investor Contact:
Steven J. Craig
Sr. Vice President Investor Relations and Administration
713-229-6300
 

 

 Dune Energy, Inc. 

 Consolidated Balance Sheets 

 (Unaudited) 









 ASSETS 

June 30, 2014


December 31, 2013

 Current assets: 




    Cash 

$      6,245,851


$             3,251,371

    Accounts receivable 

7,480,009


7,258,425

    Current derivative asset 

-


7,544

    Prepayments and other current assets 

1,942,468


1,398,947

 Total current assets 

15,668,328


11,916,287

 Oil and gas properties, using successful efforts accounting - proved 

308,257,886


293,745,839

 Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization 

(98,061,800)


(61,927,723)

 Net oil and gas properties 

210,196,086


231,818,116

 Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $269,087 and $227,207 

114,056


152,903

 Deferred financing costs, net of accumulated amortization of $2,029,023 and $1,586,904 

1,517,255


1,835,743

 Other assets 

3,975,400


3,783,312


5,606,711


5,771,958

 TOTAL ASSETS 

$ 231,471,125


$         249,506,361





 LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 




 Current liabilities: 




    Accounts payable 

$      7,865,073


$           10,139,205

    Accrued liabilities 

8,846,875


9,895,057

    Current derivative liability 

375,041


-

    Current maturities on long-term debt 

38,366,341


994,895

 Total current liabilities 

55,453,330


21,029,157

 Long-term debt 

65,848,608


84,180,940

 Other long-term liabilities 

21,731,034


21,449,651

 Total liabilities 

143,032,972


126,659,748

 Commitments and contingecies 

-


-

 STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 




 Preferred stock, $.001 par value, 1,000,000 shares authorized, 250,000 shares undesignated, no shares issued and outstanding 

-


-

 Common stock, $.001 par value, 4,200,000,000 shares authorized, 74,008,952 and 72,644,643 shares issued 

74,009


72,645

 Treasury stock, at cost (223,760 and 145,270 shares) 

(298,154)


(223,821)

 Additional paid-in capital 

179,187,242


177,832,574

 Accumulated deficit 

(90,524,944)


(54,834,785)

 Total stockholders' equity 

88,438,153


122,846,613

 TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY 

$ 231,471,125


$         249,506,361

 

 Dune Energy, Inc. 

 Consolidated Statements of Operations 

 (Unaudited) 






























 Three months 


 Three months 


 Six months 


 Six months 



 ended 


 ended 


 ended 


 ended 



June 30, 2014


June 30, 2013


June 30, 2014


June 30, 2013

 Revenues: 









    Oil and gas revenues 


$    13,093,311


$    16,783,479


$  25,082,321


$ 28,905,142

    Other revenues 


-


-


-


963,150

 Total revenues 


13,093,311


16,783,479


25,082,321


29,868,292

 Operating expenses: 









    Lease operating expense and production taxes 


5,786,749


7,848,003


11,300,311


14,709,404

    Accretion of asset retirement obligation 


546,684


402,732


1,093,368


805,464

    Depletion, depreciation and amortization 


4,002,960


4,793,818


6,804,005


7,961,704

    General and administrative expense 


2,657,465


3,129,377


5,308,750


5,717,459

    Impairment of oil and gas properties 


29,351,000


-


29,351,000


-

    Loss (gain) on settlement of asset retirement obligation liabliity 

761,464


(22,920)


761,464


-

 Total operating expense 


43,106,322


16,151,010


54,618,898


29,194,031

 Operating income (loss) 


(30,013,011)


632,469


(29,536,577)


674,261

 Other income (expense): 









    Other income 


10,033


90


10,493


692

    Interest expense 


(2,877,542)


(2,484,209)


(5,598,474)


(4,919,188)

    Gain (loss) on derivative instruments 


(315,617)


510,288


(565,601)


(307,302)

 Total other income (expense) 


(3,183,126)


(1,973,831)


(6,153,582)


(5,225,798)

 Net loss 


$  (33,196,137)


$     (1,341,362)


$ (35,690,159)


$  (4,551,537)










 Net loss per share: 









    Basic and diluted 


$             (0.45)


$              (0.02)


$            (0.49)


$           (0.07)

 Weighted average shares outstanding: 









    Basic and diluted 


73,816,311


63,238,696


73,385,130


61,156,848

 

 Dune Energy, Inc. 

 Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows 

 (Unaudited) 










 Six months ended 


 Six months ended 


June 30, 2014


June 30, 2013

 CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES 




 Net loss 

$   (35,690,159)


$      (4,551,537)

 Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities: 




    Depletion, depreciation and amortization 

6,804,005


7,961,704

    Amortization of deferred financing costs 

442,119


396,454

    Stock-based compensation 

1,356,032


1,288,589

    Loss on settlement of asset retirement obligation liability 

761,464


-

    Accretion of asset retirement obligation 

1,093,368


805,464

    Impairment of oil and gas properties 

29,351,000


-

    Unrealized loss on derivative instruments 

382,585


332,000

    Changes in: 




       Accounts receivable 

(200,632)


(1,693,865)

       Prepayments and other assets 

1,082,450


3,817,168

       Payments made to settle asset retirement obligations 

(330,985)


(196,314)

       Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 

(897,110)


2,805,040

 NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES 

4,154,137


10,964,703





 CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES 




 Cash investment in proved and unproved properties 

(14,512,047)


(27,143,528)

 Purchase of furniture and fixtures 

(3,033)


(145,477)

 Increase in other assets 

(192,088)


(516,684)

 NET CASH USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES 

(14,707,168)


(27,805,689)





 CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES 




 Proceeds from sale of common stock 

-


20,000,000

 Proceeds from short-term debt 

15,000,000


-

 Purchase of treasury stock 

(74,333)


-

 Common stock issuance costs 

-


(219,513)

 Payments on short-term debt 

(1,254,525)


(1,391,607)

 Increase in long-term debt issuance costs 

(123,631)


(105,522)

 Payments on long-term debt 

-


(8,000,000)

 NET CASH PROVIDED BY FINANCING ACTIVITIES 

13,547,511


10,283,358





 NET CHANGE IN CASH BALANCE 

2,994,480


(6,557,628)

    Cash balance at beginning of period 

3,251,371


22,793,916

    Cash balance at end of period 

$       6,245,851


$     16,236,288





 SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES 




 Interest paid 

$       1,419,189


$       1,226,811

 Income taxes paid 

-


-

 NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCIAL DISCLOSURES 




 Accrued interest converted to long-term debt 

$       3,667,669


$       3,269,464

 Prepaid insurance financed with debt 

$       1,625,971


$                        -

 Non-cash investment in proved and unproved properties in accounts payable  

-


1,904,486

SOURCE Dune Energy, Inc.

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