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Antero Resources Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial and Operational Results and Increases 2017 Production Guidance

August 02, 2017

DENVER, Aug. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) ("Antero" or the "Company") today released its second quarter 2017 financial and operational results. The relevant condensed consolidated financial statements are included in Antero's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, which has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC").

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Highlights Include:

  • Net daily gas equivalent production averaged a record 2,200 MMcfe/d (28% liquids), a 25% increase over the prior year quarter
  • Achieved record 102,766 Bbl/d of liquids production, a 37% increase over the prior year quarter
  • Raising 2017 production guidance range to 2,250 to 2,300 MMcfe/d, a 3% increase from previous guidance range with no change to the drilling and completion capital budget
  • Realized natural gas price of $3.15 per Mcf, a $0.03 differential to the average Nymex natural gas price before hedging
  • Realized natural gas equivalent price of $3.41 per Mcfe including NGLs, oil and hedges
  • GAAP net loss of $(5) million, or $(0.02) per share, compared to a net loss of $(596) million, or $(2.12) per share, in the prior year quarter
  • Adjusted EBITDAX of $321 million, a 3% decrease compared to the prior year quarter
  • Increased type curve for almost 600 proved undeveloped and probable Marcellus locations from 1.7 Bcf/1,000' to approximately 2.0 Bcf/1,000' of lateral with an average lateral length of 8,600 feet for mid-year reserves
  • Increased mid-year 3P reserves by 14% to 53.0 Tcfe (29% liquids) from year-end 2016
  • Pre-tax PV-10 of 3P reserves was $17.0 billion at 6/30/2017 strip pricing, including hedges
  • Completed two laterals in the Marcellus averaging 13,700 feet of lateral length and drilled a 17,400 foot lateral in the Ohio Utica

Recent Developments

Raising 2017 Guidance

The Company is raising its 2017 net production guidance from a range of 2,160 to 2,250 Bcfe/d to a range of 2,250 to 2,300 Bcfe/d. This represents a 3% increase from the previously announced guidance.  The increase in production guidance is primarily a function of the improved recoveries Antero continues to achieve through its advanced completions. Antero's advanced completions have utilized 1,500 to 2,500 pounds of proppant per foot, averaging 2,045 pounds of proppant per foot year to date in 2017.  These techniques have yielded encouraging results with initial wellhead EURs ranging from 1.9 to 2.7 Bcf per 1,000' of lateral as compared to the Company's historical 1.7 Bcf per 1,000' type curve. 

While the net production guidance is being raised, there is no change to the Company's $1.3 billion drilling and completion budget for 2017 due to continued efficiency gains.  Drilling efficiencies include a reduction in drilling days in the Marcellus from 15 days in 2016 to 12 days in the second quarter of 2017 despite drilling longer laterals.  In the second quarter of 2017, Antero drilled an average of 5,200 lateral feet per day in the Marcellus and the Company's average completed lateral was 9,400 feet and 11,200 feet in the Marcellus and Ohio Utica, respectively.  Further, the Company continues to increase pad sizes and is currently drilling both a 12-well and a 14-well pad in the Marcellus.

Year to date in 2017, Antero has placed 59 total wells to sales.  Of the 54 wells Antero has completed in the Marcellus, 46, or 85%, have used greater than 1,750 pounds of proppant per foot and have generated aggregate production in excess of the Company's 2.0 Bcf/1,000' type curve target through 180 days.

The following table is a comparison of the original 2017 production guidance issued in January 2017 and the revised 2017 guidance. 

Guidance


2017 – New


2017 – Previous



Low


High


Low


High

Production









Net Daily Production (MMcfe/d)


2,250


2,300


2,160


2,250

Net Daily Residue Natural Gas Production (MMcf/d)


1,650


1,675


1,625


1,675

Net Daily Liquids Production (Bbl/d)


100,000


105,000


88,500


96,500

Net Daily C3+ NGL Production (Bbl/d)


68,000


71,000


65,000


70,000

Net Daily Ethane Production (Bbl/d)


26,000


27,000


18,000


20,000

Net Daily Oil Production (Bbl/d)


6,000


7,000


5,500


6,500











Capital Expenditures ($MM)









Drilling and Completion Capital


$1,300



$1,300

Land


$200



$200

Mid-Year 2017 Proved and 3P Reserves

Antero announced today that internally estimated proved reserves at mid-year 2017 were 16.5 Tcfe, a 7% increase compared to estimated proved reserves at December 31, 2016.  Assuming futures strip benchmark pricing and applying company-specific production weighting for Appalachian index pricing, the pre-tax present value discounted at 10% ("pre-tax PV–10") of the June 30, 2017 estimated proved reserves was $10.1 billion, including $1.7 billion of hedge value.  All-in finding and development cost for proved reserve additions was $0.48 per Mcfe.  Drill bit only finding and development cost for proved reserve additions was $0.47 per Mcfe.  Proved developed reserves increased by 20% from year-end 2016 to 8.3 Tcfe at June 30, 2017 and the percentage of proved reserves classified as proved developed increased to 50%.  The Company's proved, probable and possible ("3P") reserves at mid-year 2017 totaled 53.0 Tcfe, which represents a 14% increase compared to year-end 2016.  Assuming futures strip benchmark pricing and applying the same company-specific production weighting for Appalachian index pricing, the pre-tax PV–10 of the June 30, 2017 3P reserves was $17.0 billion, including hedges.  The 3P reserve figures exclude virtually all of the Company's Upper Devonian and West Virginia Utica resource.

Included in the mid-year 2017 reserves are 199 proved undeveloped and 398 probable locations that were upgraded to an approximate 2.0 Bcf/1,000' type curve from a 1.7 Bcf/1,000' type curve at year-end 2016.  There are now 294 proved undeveloped locations, or 83% of the total proved undeveloped locations in the Marcellus that are booked at an approximate 2.0 Bcf/1,000' type curve.  The remaining 60 Marcellus proved undeveloped locations are booked at a 1.7 Bcf/1,000' type curve.

Commenting on the continued enhanced recoveries and the impact on production and reserves, Paul Rady, Chairman and CEO, said, "We continue to see outstanding results from our advanced completions in the Marcellus that we began implementing in early 2016.  In recognition of these productivity gains, our reserve engineers have now upgraded nearly 600 proved and probable drilling locations in the Marcellus from our previous 1.7 Bcf/1,000' type curve to an approximate 2.0 Bcf/1,000' type curve.  The enhanced productivity from these completions combined with continued operational efficiencies has resulted in a further reduction in per unit development costs and a further increase in capital efficiency.  The enhanced completions program has also resulted in a 3% increase to our production guidance without raising capital spending guidance."  

Asset Acquisition

In early June of 2017, Antero closed on a 10,300 net acre Marcellus acquisition primarily located in Doddridge and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia for approximately $130 million.  The acquisition included approximately 17 MMcfe/d of net equivalent production, 15 drilled but uncompleted wells with an average lateral length of 8,200 feet and one undeveloped drilling pad.  Antero estimates the undeveloped properties include 418 Bcfe and 958 Bcfe of unaudited Marcellus proved reserves and 3P reserves, respectively, which were included in Antero's mid-year reserve analysis.  In total, the acquisition adds 89 undeveloped 3P locations and enhances 74 existing 3P locations with incremental working interests and/or increased lateral length.  The lateral length of the new or enhanced 3P locations average 8,700 feet.

Second Quarter 2017 Financial and Operating Results

As of June 30, 2017, Antero owned a 58% limited partner interest in Antero Midstream Partners LP ("Antero Midstream").  Antero Midstream's results are consolidated with Antero's results.  

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, the Company reported a net loss of $5 million, or $(0.02) per basic and diluted share, compared to a net loss of $596 million, or $(2.12) per basic and diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016.  The net loss for the second quarter of 2017 included the following items:

  • Non-cash gain on unsettled hedges of $55 million
  • Non-cash equity-based compensation expense of $27 million
  • Impairment of unproved properties of $15 million
  • Income tax effect of these reconciling items of $5 million

Excluding the items detailed above, the Company's results for the second quarter of 2017 were as follows:

  • Adjusted net loss of $13 million, or $(0.04) per basic and diluted share, a 132% decrease compared to adjusted net income of $41 million in the second quarter of 2016
  • Adjusted EBITDAX of $321 million, a 3% decrease compared to the second quarter of 2016

For a description of adjusted net loss and adjusted EBITDAX and reconciliations to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, please read "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Antero's net daily production for the second quarter of 2017 averaged 2,200 MMcfe/d, including 102,766 Bbl/d of liquids (28% liquids).  Second quarter 2017 production represents an organic production growth rate of 25% from the second quarter of 2016 and a 3% increase compared to the first quarter of 2017.  Second quarter 2017 C3+ natural gas liquids ("NGLs") and oil production averaged 68,026 Bbl/d and 6,738 Bbl/d, respectively.  Ethane (C2) production averaged 28,003 Bbl/d while leaving approximately 91,710 Bbl/d of ethane in the natural gas stream.  Total liquids production of 102,766 Bbl/d for the second quarter of 2017 represents an organic production growth rate of 37% and 4% as compared to the second quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017, respectively.

Commenting on capital spending and cash flow levels, Glen Warren, President and CFO, said, "Our ability to grow production 25% year-over-year while essentially holding capital spending flat speaks to our material gains in capital efficiency, especially in the face of the commodity down cycle.  These gains are driven by a combination of drilling efficiencies which we have continued to achieve and the operational momentum we have been able to sustain through the downturn due to our ability to lock in volumes and pricing through our hedge book and firm transportation portfolio.  Looking ahead, we expect to continue to build off this momentum as we are targeting 20% to 22% production growth in 2018 while maintaining a D&C budget at or below 2017 levels. Furthermore, we are targeting drilling and completion capital to be within discretionary cash flow in 2018."

Antero's average natural gas price before hedging increased 63% from the prior year quarter to $3.15 per Mcf, a $0.03 differential to the average Nymex natural gas price for the period.  Antero's average realized natural gas price after hedging for the second quarter of 2017 was $3.53 per Mcf, a $0.35 premium to the Nymex average natural gas price for the period, and an 18% decrease compared to the prior year quarter.  During the quarter, Antero realized a cash settled natural gas hedge gain of $55 million, or $0.38 per Mcf compared to $283 million, or $2.38 per Mcf in the prior year quarter.

The Company's average realized C3+ NGL price before hedging for the second quarter of 2017 was $24.14 per barrel, or 50% of the average Nymex WTI oil price, which represents a 41% increase as compared to the prior year quarter.  The improvement in C3+ NGL pricing is primarily due to an increase in Mont Belvieu pricing combined with an improvement in local differentials.  Antero's average realized C3+ NGL price including hedges was $19.92 per barrel, a 5% increase compared to the second quarter of 2016.  The Company's average realized ethane price before hedging for the second quarter of 2017 was $0.20 per gallon, or $8.40 per barrel.   Antero's average realized ethane price including hedges for the second quarter of 2017 was $0.21 per gallon, or $8.61 per barrel.  The average realized oil price before hedging was $43.24 per barrel, a $5.00 differential to Nymex WTI for the period and a 23% increase as compared to the second quarter of 2016.  Antero's average realized oil price including hedges was $46.12 per barrel, a $2.12 differential to Nymex WTI for the period.

Antero's average natural gas-equivalent price including C2+ NGLs and oil, but excluding hedge settlements, increased from the prior year quarter by $1.13 to $3.26 per Mcfe.  The Company's average natural gas-equivalent price, including C2+ NGLs, oil and hedge settlements, decreased by 14% to $3.41 per Mcfe compared to the prior year quarter.  For the second quarter of 2017, Antero realized a total cash settled hedge gain on all products of $31 million, or $0.16 per Mcfe.

Total operating revenue for the second quarter of 2017 was $790 million as compared to a $249 million loss for the second quarter of 2016.  Operating revenue for the second quarter of 2017 included a $55 million non-cash gain on unsettled hedges, while the second quarter of 2016 included a $977 million non-cash loss on unsettled hedges.  Revenue excluding the unrealized hedge gain for the quarter was $736 million, which was in line with the second quarter of 2016.  Liquids production contributed 30% of total product revenues before hedges in the second quarter of 2017.  For a reconciliation of revenue excluding unrealized hedge (gains) losses to operating revenue, the most comparable GAAP measure, please read "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Marketing revenue for the second quarter of 2017 was $50 million.  Antero's marketing revenue was primarily associated with the sale of third party gas purchased to utilize the Company's excess firm transportation capacity on the Tennessee, Columbia Gas and Rockies Express Pipelines.  Marketing expense for the second quarter of 2017 was $77 million, including costs related to excess capacity and the cost of purchasing third party gas.  Net marketing expense was $27 million, or $0.14 per Mcfe, for the second quarter of 2017, representing a 36% or $0.08 per Mcfe decrease from the second quarter of 2016.  The reduction in net marketing expense was primarily driven by the decrease in unutilized excess firm transportation capacity, a portion of which was assumed by a third party beginning July 1, 2016.

Per unit cash production expense (lease operating, gathering, compression, processing, transportation, and production and ad valorem taxes) for the second quarter of 2017 was $1.52 per Mcfe, a 3% increase compared to $1.48 per Mcfe in the prior year quarter.  The increase is primarily a result of an increase in fuel costs as compared to the prior year due to higher natural gas prices.  The per unit cash production expense for the quarter included $0.08 per Mcfe for lease operating costs, $1.33 per Mcfe for gathering, compression, processing and transportation costs and $0.11 per Mcfe for production and ad valorem taxes.  Per unit general and administrative expense for the second quarter of 2017, excluding non-cash equity-based compensation expense, was $0.19 per Mcfe, a 10% decrease from the second quarter of 2016, driven by a 25% increase in production.  Per unit depreciation, depletion and amortization expense decreased 18% from the prior year quarter to $1.01 per Mcfe, primarily driven by increases in Antero's estimated recoverable reserves combined with decreases in its per unit development costs.  For the Marcellus, per unit depreciation, depletion and amortization expense decreased 19% from the prior year quarter to $0.85 per Mcfe.

Adjusted EBITDAX of $321 million for the second quarter of 2017 represents a 3% decrease compared to the prior year quarter.  Adjusted EBITDAX margin for the quarter was $1.60 per Mcfe, representing a 23% decrease from the prior year quarter, driven primarily by a reduction in gains on settled derivatives.  For the second quarter of 2017, cash flow from operations was $254 million, a 6% increase from the prior year quarter.  Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital was $251 million, a 7% decrease from the second quarter of 2016.

For a description of adjusted EBITDAX, adjusted EBITDAX margin, as well as cash flow from operations before changes in working capital and reconciliations to their nearest comparable GAAP measures, please read "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

The following table details the components of average net production and average realized prices for the three months ended June 30, 2017:


Three Months Ended

June 30, 2017


Gas
(MMcf/d)


Oil
(Bbl/d)


C3+ NGLs
(Bbl/d)


Ethane 
(Bbl/d)


Combined
Gas
Equivalent
(MMcfe/d)

Average Net Production


1,583



6,738



68,026


28,003



2,200
















Gas

($/Mcf)


Oil

($/Bbl)


C3+ NGLs
($/Bbl)


Ethane
($/Bbl)


Combined
Gas
Equivalent
($/Mcfe)

Average Realized Prices














Average realized price before settled derivatives

$

3.15


$

43.24


$

24.14


$         8.40


$

3.26

Settled derivatives


0.38



2.88



(4.22)


0.21



0.15

 

Average realized price after settled derivatives

$

3.53


$

46.12


$

19.92


$         8.61


$

3.41















Nymex average price

$

3.18


$

48.24







$

3.18

Premium / (Differential) to Nymex

$

0.35


$

(2.12)







$

0.23
















Marcellus ShaleAntero completed and placed on line 29 horizontal Marcellus wells during the second quarter of 2017 with an average lateral length of 9,380 feet.  During the period, Antero drilled an average of 5,200 lateral feet per day, which represents a 50% increase compared to 2016. 

Current average well costs are $0.9 million per 1,000 feet of lateral in the Marcellus assuming a 2,000 pounds of proppant per foot completion.  Average drilling days from spud to final rig release was 12 days in the second quarter of 2017, a 4% reduction from 2016.  Antero is currently operating four drilling rigs and three completion crews in the Marcellus Shale.

In late March 2017, Antero placed two wells to sales on a pad with average lateral lengths of 13,700 feet.  The 13,700' laterals each averaged 26 MMcfe/d of production in the first 30 days and have an average wellhead EUR of 2.1 Bcf/1000' and a processed EUR of 2.5 Bcfe/1,000'.  The two wells have an average EUR of approximately 34 Bcfe per well.

In mid-July of 2017, the Sherwood 8 processing plant (200 MMcf/d) was placed into service.  The Sherwood 8 plant is the second Antero Midstream / MPLX joint venture (the "Joint Venture") plant placed in service during the year and is already 100% utilized.  The Joint Venture's next plant, Sherwood 9 (200 MMcf/d), is expected to be in service in January of 2018.

Ohio Utica Shale — Antero completed and placed on line 5 horizontal Utica wells during the second quarter of 2017 with an average lateral length of 11,222 feet.  During the period, Antero set a record for drilling its longest lateral to date at 17,380 feet.  This lateral was drilled within a 7 foot target zone and was drilled in 12 days.  The well is expected to be placed to sales in the third quarter of 2017.

Current average well costs are $1.0 million per 1,000 feet of lateral in the Utica.  Antero is currently operating two drilling rigs and two completion crews in the Utica Shale

Antero Midstream Financial Results

Antero Midstream results were released today and are available at www.anteromidstream.com.

Low pressure gathering volumes for the second quarter of 2017 averaged 1,683 MMcf/d, a 24% increase from the second quarter of 2016 and a 3% increase sequentially.  Compression volumes for the second quarter of 2017 averaged 1,192 MMcf/d, an 81% increase from the second quarter of 2016 and a 17% increase sequentially.  High pressure gathering volumes for the second quarter of 2017 averaged 1,734 MMcf/d, a 38% increase from the second quarter of 2016 and an 11% increase sequentially.  The increase in gathering and compression volumes was driven by production growth from Antero Resources in Antero Midstream's area of dedication.  Joint Venture processing volumes for the second quarter of 2017 averaged 216 MMcf/d and fractionation volumes averaged 4,039 Bbl/d.  Fresh water delivery volumes averaged 173 MBbl/d during the quarter, a 64% increase compared to the prior year quarter and an 18% increase sequentially.

For the three months ended June 30, 2017, Antero Midstream reported revenues of $194 million, comprised of $99 million from the Gathering and Processing segment and $95 million from the Water Handling and Treatment segment. Revenues increased 42% compared to the prior year quarter, driven by growth in throughput volumes and fresh water delivery volumes. Water Handling and Treatment segment revenues include $36 million from produced water handling and high rate water transfer services provided to Antero Resources, which is billed at cost plus 3%.

Direct operating expenses for the Gathering and Processing and Water Handling and Treatment segments were $10 million and $42 million, respectively, for a total of $52 million compared to $43 million in direct operating expenses in the prior year quarter. Water Handling and Treatment direct operating expenses include $35 million from produced water handling and high rate water transfer services.  General and administrative expenses including equity-based compensation were $15 million, a $2 million increase compared to the second quarter of 2016.  General and administrative expenses excluding equity-based compensation were $8 million during the second quarter of 2017, a $1 million increase compared to the second quarter of 2016.  Total operating expenses were $101 million, including $30 million of depreciation and $4 million of accretion of contingent acquisition consideration.  During the quarter, Antero Midstream continued construction on the Antero Clearwater Facility, which is expected to be placed into service in the fourth quarter of 2017 and have up to 60,000 Bbl/d of treating capacity.

Antero Midstream Distribution

Antero Midstream declared a cash distribution of $0.32 per unit ($1.28 per unit annualized) for the second quarter of 2017. The distribution represents a 28% increase compared to the prior year quarter and a 7% increase sequentially.  The distribution is Antero Midstream's tenth consecutive quarterly distribution increase since its initial public offering in November 2014 and will be payable on August 16, 2017 to unitholders of record as of August 3, 2017.

Balance Sheet and Liquidity

As of June 30, 2017, Antero's consolidated net debt was $5.3 billion, of which $1.2 billion were borrowings outstanding under the Company's and Antero Midstream's revolving credit facilities. Total borrowing capacity under these two facilities is currently $5.5 billion.  Reduced for $706 million in letters of credit outstanding, the company had $3.6 billion in available consolidated liquidity as of June 30, 2017.  For a reconciliation of consolidated net debt to consolidated total debt, the most comparable GAAP measure, please read "Non-GAAP Financial Measures." 

Second Quarter 2017 Capital Spending

Antero's drilling and completion costs for the three months ended June 30, 2017 were $322 million.  In addition, the Company invested $74 million for land and $130 million for proved property acquisitions.  Antero Midstream invested $88 million for gathering and compression systems and $58 million for water infrastructure projects, including $46 million on the Antero Clearwater Treatment Facility.  Investments in unconsolidated affiliates for Antero Midstream's processing and fractionation joint venture were $31 million during the quarter.

Hedge Position

Antero currently has hedged 3.1 Tcfe of future natural gas equivalent production using fixed price swaps covering the period from July 1, 2017 through December 31, 2023 at an average index price of $3.62 per MMBtu.  At June 30, 2017, the Company's estimated fair value of commodity derivative instruments was $2.0 billion.

The following table summarizes Antero's hedge position as of June 30, 2017:

Period


 

Natural Gas

MMBtu/d


Average

Index price

($/MMBtu)

Liquids

Bbl/d

Average

Index price








3Q 2017:







Nymex Henry Hub


1,370,000


$3.33

CGTLA


420,000


$4.20

Chicago


70,000


$4.45

Propane MB ($/Gal)



27,500

$0.39

Ethane MB ($/Gal)



20,000

$0.25

Nymex WTI ($/Bbl)



3,000

$54.75

 

4Q 2017:







Nymex Henry Hub


1,370,000


$3.46

CGTLA


420,000


$4.37

Chicago


70,000


$4.68

Propane MB ($/Gal)



27,500

$0.40

Ethane MB ($/Gal)



20,000

$0.25

Nymex WTI ($/Bbl)



3,000

$54.75

                       2017 Total


1,860,000


$3.64

50,500

N/A (1)

2018:







Nymex Henry Hub


2,002,500


$3.91

Propane MB ($/Gal)



2,000

$0.65

2019 Nymex Henry Hub


2,330,000


$3.70

2020 Nymex Henry Hub


1,417,500


$3.63

2021 Nymex Henry Hub


710,000


$3.31

2022 Nymex Henry Hub


850,000


$3.16

2023 Nymex Henry Hub


90,000


$2.91



(1)

Average index price is not applicable as 2017 liquids hedges include propane, ethane and oil hedges.

Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled on Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 9:00 am MT to discuss the quarterly results.  A brief Q&A session for security analysts will immediately follow the discussion of the results for the quarter.  To participate in the call, dial in at 888-347-8204 (U.S.), 855-669-9657 (Canada), or 412-902-4229 (International) and reference "Antero Resources". A telephone replay of the call will be available until Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:00 am MT at 844-512-2921 (U.S.) or 412-317-6671 (International) using the passcode 10108841.

A simultaneous webcast of the call may be accessed over the internet at www.anteroresources.com.  The webcast will be archived for replay on the Company's website until Friday, August 11, 2017 at 9:00 am MT.

Presentation

An updated presentation will be posted to the Company's website before the August 3, 2017 conference call.  The presentation can be found at www.anteroresources.com on the homepage.  Information on the Company's website does not constitute a portion of this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Revenue excluding unrealized hedge (gains) losses as set forth in this release represents total operating revenue adjusted for non-cash (gains) losses on unsettled hedges.  Antero believes that revenue excluding unrealized hedge (gains) losses is useful to investors in evaluating operational trends of the Company and its performance relative to other oil and gas producing companies.  Revenue excluding unrealized hedge (gains) losses is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for total operating revenue as an indicator of financial performance.  The following table reconciles total operating revenue to revenue excluding unrealized hedge (gains) losses (in thousands):



Three months ended
June 30,


Six months ended

June 30,



2016


2017


2016


2017










Total operating revenue


$

(249,198)


$

790,389


$

471,806


$

1,985,968

Hedge (gains) losses


684,634


(85,641)


404,710


(524,416)

Cash receipts for settled hedges


292,500


31,064


616,847


75,913

Revenue excluding unrealized hedge (gains) losses


$

727,936


$

735,812


$

1,493,363


$

1,537,465

Adjusted net income (loss) as set forth in this release represents net income (loss), adjusted for certain items.  Antero believes that adjusted net income (loss) is useful to investors in evaluating operational trends of the Company and its performance relative to other oil and gas producing companies.  Adjusted net income (loss) is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income (loss) as an indicator of financial performance.  The following table reconciles net income (loss) to adjusted net income (loss) (in thousands):



Three months ended


Six months ended

June 30,


June 30,



2016


2017


2016


2017












Net income (loss)


$

(596,244)


$

(5,132)


$

(601,299)


$

263,264

Hedge (gains) losses



684,634



(85,641)



404,710



(524,416)

Cash receipts for settled hedges



292,500



31,064



616,847



75,913

Impairment of unproved properties



19,944



15,199



35,470



42,098

     Equity-based compensation



25,816



26,975



49,286



52,478

Income tax effect of reconciling items



(385,928)



4,693



(417,401)



133,918

Adjusted net income (loss)


$

40,722


$

(12,842)


$

87,613


$

43,255

Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital as presented in this release represents net cash provided by operating activities before changes in working capital items.  Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital is widely accepted by the investment community as a financial indicator of an oil and gas company's ability to generate cash to internally fund exploration and development activities and to service debt.  Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital is also useful because it is widely used by professional research analysts in valuing, comparing, rating and providing investment recommendations of companies in the oil and gas exploration and production industry.  In turn, many investors use this published research in making investment decisions.  Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for cash flows from operating, investing, or financing activities, as an indicator of cash flows, or as a measure of liquidity.

The following table reconciles net cash provided by operating activities to cash flow from operations before changes in working capital as used in this release (in thousands):



Three months ended
June 30,


Six months ended

June 30,



2016


2017


2016


2017










Net cash provided by operating activities


$

238,538


$

253,647


$

578,706


$

647,586

Net change in working capital


30,218


(2,853)


(18,612)


(100,190)

Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital


$

268,756


$

250,794


$

560,094


$

547,396

The following table reconciles consolidated total debt to consolidated net debt as used in this release (in thousands):



December 31,


June 30,



2016


2017








Bank credit facilities


$

650,000


$

1,235,000

5.375% AR senior notes due 2021



1,000,000



1,000,000

5.125% AR senior notes due 2022



1,100,000



1,100,000

5.625% AR senior notes due 2023



750,000



750,000

5.375% AM senior notes due 2024



650,000



650,000

5.000% AR senior notes due 2025



600,000



600,000

Net unamortized premium



1,749



1,655

Net unamortized debt issuance costs



(47,776)



(44,682)

Consolidated total debt


$

4,703,973


$

5,291,973

Less: Cash and cash equivalents



31,610



40,190

Consolidated net debt


$

4,672,363


$

5,251,783









Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure that the Company defines as net income from continuing operations including noncontrolling interest after adjusting for those items shown in the table below.  Adjusted EBITDAX, as used and defined by the Company, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies and is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP.  Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income, cash flows from operating, investing and financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP.  Adjusted EBITDAX provides no information regarding a company's capital structure, borrowings, interest costs, capital expenditures, and working capital movement or tax position.  Adjusted EBITDAX does not represent funds available for discretionary use because those funds may be required for debt service, capital expenditures, working capital, income taxes, franchise taxes, exploration expenses, and other commitments and obligations.  However, Antero's management team believes adjusted EBITDAX is useful to an investor in evaluating the Company's financial performance because this measure:

  • is widely used by investors in the oil and gas industry to measure a company's operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such term, which can vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors;
  • helps investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of Antero's operations from period to period by removing the effect of its capital structure from its operating structure; and
  • is used by the Company's management team for various purposes, including as a measure of operating performance, in presentations to its Board of Directors, as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting.  Adjusted EBITDAX is also used by our Board of Directors as a performance measure in determining executive compensation.  Adjusted EBITDAX, as defined by our credit facility, is used by our lenders pursuant to covenants under our revolving credit facility and the indentures governing the Company's senior notes.

There are significant limitations to using adjusted EBITDAX as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effect of certain recurring and non-recurring items that materially affect Antero's net income, the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies and the different methods of calculating adjusted EBITDAX reported by different companies.  The following tables represent a reconciliation of the Company's net income (loss) from continuing operations including noncontrolling interest to adjusted EBITDAX, a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDAX to net cash provided by operating activities and a reconciliation of realized price before cash receipts for settled hedges to adjusted EBITDAX margin (in thousands except adjusted EBITDAX margin).


Three months ended


Six months ended

June 30,


June 30,


2016


2017


2016


2017











Net Income (loss) including noncontrolling interest

$

(575,490)


$

39,965


$

(564,840)


$

345,523

Commodity derivative (gains) losses


684,634



(85,641)



404,710



(524,416)

Gains on settled derivative instruments


292,500



31,064



616,847



75,913

Interest expense


62,595



68,582



125,879



135,252

Income tax expense (benefit)


(376,494)



18,819



(371,679)



150,165

Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion


197,982



201,831



390,162



405,197

Impairment of unproved properties


19,944



15,199



35,470



42,098

Exploration expense


1,109



1,804



2,123



3,911

Equity-based compensation expense


25,816



26,975



49,286



52,478

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate


(484)



(3,623)



(484)



(5,854)

Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates




5,820





5,820

State franchise taxes






39



Total Adjusted EBITDAX


332,112



320,795



687,513



686,087

Interest expense


(62,595)



(68,582)



(125,879)



(135,252)

Exploration expense


(1,109)



(1,804)



(2,123)



(3,911)

Changes in current assets and liabilities


(30,218)



2,853



18,612



100,190

State franchise taxes






(39)



Other non-cash items


348



385



622



472

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

238,538


$

253,647


$

578,706


$

647,586


 

 

 

Three months ended


 

 

 

Six months ended



June 30,


June 30,


Adjusted EBITDAX margin ($ per Mcfe):


2016



2017


2016


2017


Realized price before cash receipts for settled hedges

$

2.13


$

3.26


$

2.12


$

3.41


Gathering, compression, water handling and treatment revenues


0.02



0.04



0.02



0.03


Lease operating expense


(0.08)



(0.08)



(0.07)



(0.08)


Gathering, compression, processing and transportation costs


(1.29)



(1.33)



(1.29)



(1.36)


Marketing, net


(0.22)



(0.14)



(0.23)



(0.13)


Production taxes


(0.11)



(0.11)



(0.11)



(0.12)


General and administrative(1)


(0.21)



(0.19)



(0.21)



(0.19)


Adjusted EBITDAX margin before settled hedges


0.24



1.45



0.23



1.56


Cash receipts for settled hedges


1.82



0.15



1.93



0.19


Adjusted EBITDAX margin ($ per Mcfe):

$

2.06


$

1.60


$

2.16


$

1.75













(1)     Excludes equity-based stock compensation
































Antero Resources is an independent natural gas and oil company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional liquids-rich natural gas properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Ohio. The Company's website is located at www.anteroresources.com.

This release includes "forward-looking statements".  Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Antero's control. All statements, except for statements of historical fact, made in this release regarding activities, events or developments the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, such as those regarding future production targets, completion of natural gas or natural gas liquids transportation projects, future earnings, future capital spending plans, improved and/or increasing capital efficiency, continued utilization of existing infrastructure, gas marketability, estimated realized natural gas and natural gas liquids prices, acreage quality, access to multiple gas markets, expected drilling and development plans, future financial position, future technical improvements and future marketing opportunities, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although Antero believes that the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied or forecast in such statements.

Antero cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Company's control, incident to the exploration for and development, production, gathering and sale of natural gas, NGLs and oil. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and production equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating natural gas and oil reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures, and the other risks described under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Antero's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016.

Reserves Disclosure

In this release, Antero has provided a number of unaudited reserve metrics, which include all-in finding and development cost per unit and drill bit only finding and development cost per unit.  These non-GAAP metrics are commonly used in the exploration and production industry by companies, investors and analysts in order to measure a company's ability of adding and developing reserves at a reasonable cost.  The finding and development costs per unit are statistical indicators that have limitations, including their predictive and comparative value. In addition, because the finding and development costs per unit do not consider the cost or timing of future production of new reserves, such measures may not be adequate measures of value creation. These reserve metrics may not be comparable to similarly titled measurements used by other companies. The calculations for both all-in and drill bit only finding and development cost per unit do not include future development costs required for the development of proved undeveloped reserves.

Pre-tax PV10 values and pre-tax PV-10 values including hedges are non-GAAP financial measures as defined by the SEC.  Antero believes that the presentation of these pre-tax PV10 values are relevant and useful to its investors because it presents the discounted future net cash flows attributable to reserves and hedges prior to taking into account corporate future income taxes and the Company's current tax structure.  The Company further believes investors and creditors use pre-tax PV–10 values as a basis for comparison of the relative size and value of its reserves and hedges as compared with other companies.  Antero believes that PV10 estimates using strip pricing and including hedges can be used within the industry and by creditors and securities analysts to evaluate estimated net cash flows in the current commodity price environment.  PV10 estimates using strip pricing are not adjusted for the likelihood that the pricing scenario will occur, and thus they may not be comparable to PV10 value using SEC pricing.    

The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to pre-tax PV10 is the standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows ("Standardized Measure").  With respect to PV-10 calculated as of an interim date, it is not practical to calculate the taxes for the related interim period because GAAP does not provide for disclosure of standardized measure on an interim basis.

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION


Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets


December 31, 2016 and June 30, 2017


(unaudited)


(In thousands, except per share amounts)






December 31, 2016


June 30, 2017


Assets


Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents


$

31,610



40,190


Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,195 in 2016 and 2017



29,682



16,494


Accrued revenue



261,960



218,621


Derivative instruments



73,022



452,005


Other current assets



6,313



8,573


Total current assets



402,587



735,883


Property and equipment:








Natural gas properties, at cost (successful efforts method):








Unproved properties



2,331,173



2,309,839


Proved properties



9,549,671



10,493,932


Water handling and treatment systems



744,682



840,183


Gathering systems and facilities



1,723,768



1,884,712


Other property and equipment



41,231



48,537





14,390,525



15,577,203


Less accumulated depletion, depreciation, and amortization



(2,363,778)



(2,767,358)


Property and equipment, net



12,026,747



12,809,845


Derivative instruments



1,731,063



1,600,165


Investments in unconsolidated affiliates



68,299



259,697


Other assets



26,854



36,631


Total assets


$

14,255,550



15,442,221










Liabilities and Equity


Current liabilities:








Accounts payable


$

38,627



51,567


Accrued liabilities



393,803



418,352


Revenue distributions payable



163,989



203,151


Derivative instruments



203,635



3,279


Other current liabilities



17,334



16,711


Total current liabilities



817,388



693,060


Long-term liabilities:








Long-term debt



4,703,973



5,291,973


Deferred income tax liability



950,217



1,100,382


Derivative instruments



234



172


Other liabilities



55,160



53,772


Total liabilities



6,526,972



7,139,359


Commitments and contingencies








Equity:








Stockholders' equity:








Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; authorized - 50,000 shares; none issued






Common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized - 1,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 314,877 shares and 315,448 shares, respectively



3,149



3,154


Additional paid-in capital



5,299,481



6,435,047


Accumulated earnings



959,995



1,223,259


Total stockholders' equity



6,262,625



7,661,460


Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiary



1,465,953



641,402


Total equity



7,728,578



8,302,862


Total liabilities and equity


$

14,255,550



15,442,221


 


ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss

Three Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2017

(unaudited)

(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended June 30,




2016


2017


Revenue:








Natural gas sales


$

229,787



454,257


Natural gas liquids sales



94,713



170,819


Oil sales



16,740



26,512


Gathering, compression, water handling and treatment



3,294



3,192


Marketing



90,902



49,968


Commodity derivative fair value gains (losses)



(684,634)



85,641


Total revenue



(249,198)



790,389


Operating expenses:








Lease operating



12,043



16,992


Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation



206,060



266,747


Production and ad valorem taxes



17,458



22,553


Marketing



125,977



77,421


Exploration



1,109



1,804


Impairment of unproved properties



19,944



15,199


Depletion, depreciation, and amortization



197,362



201,182


Accretion of asset retirement obligations



620



649


General and administrative (including equity-based compensation expense of $25,816 and $26,975 in 2016 and 2017, respectively)



60,102



64,099


Total operating expenses



640,675



666,646


Operating income (loss)



(889,873)



123,743


Other income (expenses):








Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



484



3,623


Interest



(62,595)



(68,582)


Total other expenses



(62,111)



(64,959)


Income (loss) before income taxes



(951,984)



58,784


Provision for income tax (expense) benefit



376,494



(18,819)


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) including noncontrolling interests



(575,490)



39,965


Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests



20,754



45,097


Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(596,244)



(5,132)


















Loss per common share—basic


$

(2.12)



(0.02)










Loss per common share—assuming dilution


$

(2.12)



(0.02)










Weighted average number of shares outstanding:








Basic



281,786



315,401


Diluted



281,786



315,401

















 


ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Income (Loss)


Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2017


(unaudited)


(In thousands, except per share amounts)






Six Months Ended June 30,




2016


2017


Revenue and other:








Natural gas sales



484,563



920,921


Natural gas liquids sales



167,778



365,471


Oil sales



26,919



53,472


Gathering, compression, water handling and treatment



7,138



5,796


Marketing



190,118



115,892


Commodity derivative fair value gains (losses)



(404,710)



524,416


Total revenue and other



471,806



1,985,968


Operating expenses:








Lease operating



23,336



32,543


Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation



414,798



533,576


Production and ad valorem taxes



36,742



47,346


Marketing



263,910



167,414


Exploration



2,123



3,911


Impairment of unproved properties



35,470



42,098


Depletion, depreciation, and amortization



388,944



403,911


Accretion of asset retirement obligations



1,218



1,286


General and administrative (including equity-based compensation expense of $49,286 and $52,478 in 2016 and 2017, respectively)



116,389



128,797


Total operating expenses



1,282,930



1,360,882


Operating income (loss)



(811,124)



625,086


Other income (expenses):








Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



484



5,854


Interest



(125,879)



(135,252)


Total other expenses



(125,395)



(129,398)


Income (loss) before income taxes



(936,519)



495,688


Provision for income tax (expense) benefit



371,679



(150,165)


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) including noncontrolling interests



(564,840)



345,523


Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests



36,459



82,259


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Antero Resources Corporation



(601,299)



263,264


















Earnings (loss) per common share—basic


$

(2.15)



0.84










Earnings (loss) per common share—assuming dilution


$

(2.15)



0.83










Weighted average number of shares outstanding:








Basic



279,418



315,179


Diluted



279,418



315,927


 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION


Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


Six Months Ended June 30, 2016 and 2017


(unaudited)


(In thousands)






Six Months Ended June 30,




2016


2017


Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests


$

(564,840)



345,523


Adjustment to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:








Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion



390,162



405,197


Impairment of unproved properties



35,470



42,098


Derivative fair value (gains) losses



404,710



(524,416)


Gains on settled derivatives



616,848



75,913


Deferred income tax expense (benefit)



(371,679)



150,165


Equity-based compensation expense



49,286



52,478


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



(484)



(5,854)


Distributions of earnings from unconsolidated affiliates





5,820


Other



621



472


Changes in current assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable



7,798



13,188


Accrued revenue



(5,237)



43,339


Other current assets



1,559



(2,385)


Accounts payable



13,223



2,072


Accrued liabilities



(3,362)



4,204


Revenue distributions payable



5,105



39,162


Other current liabilities



(474)



610


Net cash provided by operating activities



578,706



647,586


Cash flows used in investing activities:








Additions to proved properties





(179,318)


Additions to unproved properties



(58,195)



(129,876)


Drilling and completion costs



(709,974)



(629,308)


Additions to water handling and treatment systems



(78,625)



(95,451)


Additions to gathering systems and facilities



(97,300)



(155,365)


Additions to other property and equipment



(1,296)



(6,564)


Investments in unconsolidated affiliates



(45,044)



(191,364)


Change in other assets



(47,925)



(12,452)


Other





2,156


Net cash used in investing activities



(1,038,359)



(1,397,542)


Cash flows from financing activities:








Issuance of common stock



752,599




Issuance of common units by Antero Midstream Partners LP





246,585


Proceeds from sale of common units of Antero Midstream Partners LP held by Antero Resources Corporation



178,000




Borrowings (repayments) on bank credit facilities, net



(427,000)



585,000


Payments of deferred financing costs



(96)




Distributions to noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiary



(31,681)



(61,869)


Employee tax withholding for settlement of equity compensation awards



(4,819)



(8,433)


Other



(2,572)



(2,747)


Net cash provided by financing activities



464,431



758,536


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents



4,778



8,580


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period



23,473



31,610


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$

28,251



40,190










Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:








Cash paid during the period for interest


$

121,128



125,284


Supplemental disclosure of noncash investing activities:








Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities for additions to property and equipment


$

(155,671)



31,182











 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION


The following tables set forth selected operating data for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the three months ended June 30, 2017:




Three Months Ended June 30,


Amount of
Increase


Percent


(in thousands)


2016


2017


(Decrease)


Change


Operating revenues and other:













Natural gas sales


$

229,787


$

454,257


$

224,470


98

%

NGLs sales



94,713



170,819



76,106


80

%

Oil sales



16,740



26,512



9,772


58

%

Gathering, compression, water handling and treatment



3,294



3,192



(102)


(3)

%

Marketing



90,902



49,968



(40,934)


(45)

%

Commodity derivative fair value gains (losses)



(684,634)



85,641



770,275


*


  Total operating revenues and other



(249,198)



790,389



1,039,587


*


Operating expenses:













Lease operating



12,043



16,992



4,949


41

%

Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation



206,060



266,747



60,687


29

%

Production and ad valorem taxes



17,458



22,553



5,095


29

%

Marketing



125,977



77,421



(48,556)


(39)

%

Exploration



1,109



1,804



695


63

%

Impairment of unproved properties



19,944



15,199



(4,745)


(24)

%

Depletion, depreciation, and amortization



197,362



201,182



3,820


2

%

Accretion of asset retirement obligations



620



649



29


5

%

General and administrative (before equity-based compensation)



34,286



37,124



2,838


8

%

Equity-based compensation



25,816



26,975



1,159


4

%

Total operating expenses



640,675



666,646



25,971


4

%

Operating income (loss)



(889,873)



123,743



1,013,616


*















Other earnings (expenses):













Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



484



3,623



3,139


649

%

Interest expense



(62,595)



(68,582)



(5,987)


10

%

Total other expenses



(62,111)



(64,959)



(2,848)


5

%

Income (loss) before income taxes



(951,984)



58,784



1,010,768


*


Income tax (expense) benefit



376,494



(18,819)



(395,313)


*


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) including noncontrolling interest



(575,490)



39,965



615,455


*


Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest



20,754



45,097



24,343


117

%

Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(596,244)


$

(5,132)


$

591,112


(99)

%














Adjusted EBITDAX (1)


$

332,112


$

320,795


$

(11,317)


(3)

%














Production data:













Natural gas (Bcf)



119



144



25


21

%

C2 Ethane (MBbl)



1,581



2,548



967


61

%

C3+ NGLs (MBbl)



4,771



6,190



1,419


30

%

Oil (MBbl)



477



613



136


29

%

Combined (Bcfe)



160



200



40


25

%

Daily combined production (MMcfe/d)



1,762



2,200



438


25

%

Average prices before effects of derivative settlements:













  Natural gas (per Mcf)


$

1.93


$

3.15


$

1.22


63

%

  C2 Ethane (per Bbl)


$

8.36


$

8.40


$

0.04


 *


  C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)


$

17.08


$

24.14


$

7.06


41

%

  Oil (per Bbl)


$

35.08


$

43.24


$

8.16


23

%

  Combined (per Mcfe)


$

2.13


$

3.26


$

1.13


53

%

Average realized prices after effects of derivative settlements:













  Natural gas (per Mcf)


$

4.31


$

3.53


$

(0.78)


(18)

%

  C2 Ethane (per Bbl)


$

8.36


$

8.61


$

0.25


3

%

  C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)


$

18.98


$

19.92


$

0.94


5

%

  Oil (per Bbl)


$

35.08


$

46.12


$

11.04


31

%

  Combined (per Mcfe)


$

3.95


$

3.41


$

(0.54)


(14)

%

Average Costs (per Mcfe):













  Lease operating


$

0.08


$

0.08


$


 *


  Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation


$

1.29


$

1.33


$

0.04


3

%

  Production and ad valorem taxes


$

0.11


$

0.11


$


 *


  Marketing expense, net


$

0.22


$

0.14


$

(0.08)


(36)

%

  Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion


$

1.23


$

1.01


$

(0.22)


(18)

%

  General and administrative (before equity-based compensation)


$

0.21


$

0.19


$

(0.02)


(10)

%



(1)

Please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a description of Adjusted EBITDAX

*Not meaningful or applicable

 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION


The following tables set forth selected operating data for the six months ended June 30, 2016 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2017:




Six Months Ended June 30,


Amount of
Increase


Percent


(in thousands)


2016


2017


(Decrease)


Change


Operating revenues and other:













Natural gas sales


$

484,563


$

920,921


$

436,358


90

%

NGLs sales



167,778



365,471



197,693


118

%

Oil sales



26,919



53,472



26,553


99

%

Gathering, compression, water handling and treatment



7,138



5,796



(1,342)


(19)

%

Marketing



190,118



115,892



(74,226)


(39)

%

Commodity derivative fair value gains (losses)



(404,710)



524,416



929,126


*


  Total operating revenues and other



471,806



1,985,968



1,514,162


321

%

Operating expenses:













Lease operating



23,336



32,543



9,207


39

%

Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation



414,798



533,576



118,778


29

%

Production and ad valorem taxes



36,742



47,346



10,604


29

%

Marketing



263,910



167,414



(96,496)


(37)

%

Exploration



2,123



3,911



1,788


84

%

Impairment of unproved properties



35,470



42,098



6,628


19

%

Depletion, depreciation, and amortization



388,944



403,911



14,967


4

%

Accretion of asset retirement obligations



1,218



1,286



68


6

%

General and administrative (before equity-based compensation)



67,103



76,319



9,216


14

%

Equity-based compensation



49,286



52,478



3,192


6

%

Total operating expenses



1,282,930



1,360,882



77,952


6

%

Operating income (loss)



(811,124)



625,086



1,436,210


*















Other earnings (expenses):













Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates



484



5,854



5,370


1,110

%

Interest expense



(125,879)



(135,252)



(9,373)


7

%

Total other expenses



(125,395)



(129,398)



(4,003)


3

%

Income (loss) before income taxes



(936,519)



495,688



1,432,207


*


Income tax (expense) benefit



371,679



(150,165)



(521,844)


*


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) including noncontrolling interest



(564,840)



345,523



910,363


*


Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interest



36,459



82,259



45,800


126

%

Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(601,299)


$

263,264


$

864,563


*















Adjusted EBITDAX (1)


$

687,513


$

686,087


$

(1,426)


*















Production data:













Natural gas (Bcf)



242



284



42


17

%

C2 Ethane (MBbl)



2,662



4,858



2,196


82

%

C3+ NGLs (MBbl)



9,452



12,159



2,707


29

%

Oil (MBbl)



949



1,256



307


32

%

Combined (Bcfe)



320



393



73


23

%

Daily combined production (MMcfe/d)



1,760



2,172



412


23

%

Average prices before effects of derivative settlements:













  Natural gas (per Mcf)


$

2.00


$

3.25


$

1.25


63

%

  C2 Ethane (per Bbl)


$

7.68


$

8.21


$

0.53


7

%

  C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)


$

15.59


$

26.78


$

11.19


72

%

  Oil (per Bbl)


$

28.36


$

42.58


$

14.22


50

%

  Combined (per Mcfe)


$

2.12


$

3.41


$

1.29


61

%

Average realized prices after effects of derivative settlements:













  Natural gas (per Mcf)


$

4.42


$

3.71


$

(0.71)


(16)

%

  C2 Ethane (per Bbl)


$

7.68


$

8.67


$

0.99


13

%

  C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)


$

18.93


$

21.92


$

2.99


16

%

  Oil (per Bbl)


$

28.36


$

44.61


$

16.25


57

%

  Combined (per Mcfe)


$

4.05


$

3.60


$

(0.45)


(11)

%

Average Costs (per Mcfe):













  Lease operating


$

0.07


$

0.08


$

0.01


14

%

  Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation


$

1.29


$

1.36


$

0.07


5

%

  Production and ad valorem taxes


$

0.11


$

0.12


$

0.01


9

%

  Marketing expense, net


$

0.23


$

0.13


$

(0.10)


(43)

%

  Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion


$

1.22


$

1.03


$

(0.19)


(16)

%

  General and administrative (before equity-based compensation)


$

0.21


$

0.19


$

(0.02)


(10)

%



(1)

Please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for a description of Adjusted EBITDAX

*Not meaningful or applicable

 

 

 

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