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2Q16 Hit With Unplanned Outages, Improved Outlook for 2H16
12 Aug 16
Delphi reported 2Q16 results that were behind our production and cash flow estimates. Operations during the quarter were materially disrupted by a one month outage at the SemCAMs K3 gas plant. Operations are now on track in 2H16e with corporate volumes back in the 8,500 boe/d range. Ideally, the Company now expects to exit the year at a rate up 500 boe/d from prior guidance at the midpoint. While cash flow is up 20% on higher anticipated 2017e production, we have left our target price intact at $1.25 per share for the time being, reflecting multiple compression over our prior view as growth continues to remain hampered in the current commodity price environment due to a capitally constrained position, although remain constructive on the Company’s Bigstone Montney asset and the progress achieved to date.
2Q16e Quarterly Preview
26 Jul 16
Some Recovery on Segmented Cash Flow Generation Over Q1 Though Still Down 56% Y/Y. In aggregate, the Intermediate, Mid, and Small Cap groups are expected to generate 2Q16e cash flow of $1,281 mm, $183 mm, and $53 mm, or $1.517 billion in total, that while depressed relative to the same period last year (~$2.647 billion combined), is up 17% sequentially from the prior quarter, largely on the strength of crude oil price recovery in the period. Severely weak natural gas pricing picture markedly reversed into summer, market likely to ignore financials for natural gas producers and look ahead to winter and formalization of sell-side 2018e estimates in coming months. Spot AECO natural gas prices recently crested C$2.60/mcf, and with a reasonable alignment of previously distressed NE BC Stn2 differentials, augmented by a withdrawal expected next week, view the market psyche as constructive and looking ahead, with the analogy that this market is shaping up to mirror 2012 still holding. That said, with crude oil poised to retest support levels, combined with strong stock price performance broadly observed YTD, we would characterize sentiment as slightly pessimistic in the near-term which could reduce or unwind momentum-based investment strategies that have worked thus far in 2016.
ANNOUNCES INCREASE AND PRICING OF OFFERING
03 Jun 16
Impact - slightly positive as the increased offering will provided additional financial flexibility over the nearterm in the context of the Company's revised credit facility, although will result in a modest increase to our forecasted interest expense
Delphi Energy Announces Notes Offering, Reduction to Bank Line
02 Jun 16
Given challenging market conditions, Delphi’s bank line is being reduced and replaced with what we assume will be higher cost debt. In the event the senior notes offering does not close by the end of June then the Company will be in default of its senior credit facility. The Company is looking to issue $40 mm of senior secured notes, effectively terming out some of its debt structure, while the Company’s bank line will be reduced by ~35% to $85 mm leaving a limited amount financial flexibility going forward. With lower cash flow from higher interest costs and a reduced outlook for 2017e in order to stay within the Company’s revised borrowing base we have trimmed our target price to $1.25 per share and maintain our Market Perform ranking.
ANNOUNCES NOTES OFFERING, BANK LINE REDUCTION
30 May 16
Impact - negative as the Company's bank line is being reduced and replaced with what we assume will be higher cost debt, while if the senior notes offering does not close by the end of June then the Company will be in default of its senior credit facility
20 Feb 17
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The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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Opuama production restarts
21 Feb 17
Eland has confirmed the successful restart of exports from OML 40 through the new shipping alternative that it has implemented. Sales from the export terminal are expected imminently, re-establishing cash generation for Eland. Cash at YE16 was US$11.1m which has since reduced to US$5.9m, mainly reflecting initial operating expenses for the shipping alternative. While it is early days, Eland has demonstrated its ability to restart exports and production from OML 40 following the shut-down of the Forcados terminal a year ago. Production to date is averaging around 7kbd and we expect that to ramp up as Opuama operational performance improves. At US$55/bbl Brent, we estimate Eland is generating a net cash margin of around US$25/bbl. We reiterate our Buy recommendation and 95p per share Target Price.
Small Cap Breakfast
24 Feb 17
GBGI—Schedule One update from integrated provider of international benefits insurance. Raising £32m at 150p. Admission expected tomorrow. Anglo African Oil & Gas— Admission expected early March. Acquiring stake in producing near offshore field in the Republic of the Congo. Guinness Oil & Gas Exploration—Publication of prospectus. Seeking to raise £50m and invest in 15 exploration companies at launch, with plans to grow the portfolio to 30 positions during its lifetime. Issue closing 23 Feb.
Operating update and shareholder activism
15 Feb 17
December and January have seen the emergence of shareholder activism at Bowleven (BLVN), bringing its strategy and management into greater focus. Its largest shareholder (Crown Ocean Capital, COC) evolved from being a supportive shareholder to voting against a number of resolutions at the December AGM, to recently calling for the widespread removal of the board and a radically different company structure. Operationally, the company reports that a new development concept is under review by the stakeholders in Etinde, where production would be piped to existing gas processing facilities in Equatorial Guinea. Such a solution would (if approved) require significantly less capex and could be brought online relatively quickly vs other solutions (fertiliser, FLNG, gas to power). We leave our valuation largely unchanged, save for a revision to cash holding to reflect the recent operational update. Our new core NAV is 49p/share.