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Reports 2Q16 Results, Revises Guidance, Announces Further Non-core Asset Sales
05 Aug 16
Penn West reported second quarter results that came in slightly ahead of our thinking, although in isolation we view the results as somewhat of a non-event in light of material disposition activity to date. More importantly we believe focus will be placed on the uplift to corporate guidance and operating cost reductions, which have resulted in positive moves to our forecast. As part of its “Phase II” asset sale initiatives, Management has shed a further 6,000 boe/d of production for proceeds of $75 mm that will be used to further shore up the balance sheet. With the Company continuing to make strides in its restructuring process, we have revised our ranking to Market Perform on an elevated target price of $1.75 per share.
ANNOUNCES 2Q16 RESULTS
04 Aug 16
Impact: Slightly positive. We view second quarter results in isolation as somewhat of a non-event in light of material disposition activity to date, and believe more focus will be placed on the uplift to corporate guidance and operating cost reductions, which should help to buoy our estimates going forward.
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.
Penn West Announces $1.1 Billion in Asset Sales, Including the Sale of its Saskatchewan Assets, Removes Debt Overhang
14 Jun 16
It comes as no surprise that the sale of Penn West’s Saskatchewan assets was viewed positively by the market, with the stock surging ~40% on the day, as the transaction materially reduces the Company’s outstanding debt position while ensuring it stays onside with its debt covenants for the foreseeable future. That said, it comes at the expense of parting with one of its prized assets, while further non-core dispositions will be required in order to improve the long-term outlook for the Company and allow it to be competitive within its peer group. With further action needed, we prefer to take a wait and see approach and thus see no reason to own the stock in the here and now. We maintain our Underperform ranking on a revised target price of $1.00 per share.
ANNOUNCES $1.1 BILLION IN ASSET SALES, INCLUDING THE SALE OF ITS SASKATCHEWAN ASSETS
12 Jun 16
Impact - positive as the transaction materially reduces the Company's outstanding debt position while ensuring it stays onside with its debt covenants that were set to be breached by the end of 2Q16, although comes at the expense of parting with its best asset with further non-core dispositions required in order improve the long-term outlook for the Company and allow it to be competitive within its peer group.
Weekly U.S. Natural Gas Storage Update
17 May 16
Our forecast for this week’s report is for an injection of 77 bcf. Last week was probably one of the most weather neutral weeks so far this year, as demand slipped modestly in all the major categories, while supplies held firm for the most part. With such slack conditions, we think the market can hold more in the 70s bcf range for injections, but still well below year ago injection rates, and below 5-year average injection rates for this time of year. This will prove critical in keeping storage levels more on track to reach average levels by the end of October.
The Slide Rule
12 Jan 17
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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.
Sound Energy is an AIM-listed upstream gas company
27 Feb 17
Sound Energy is an AIM-listed upstream gas company with a balanced exploration and appraisal portfolio focussed on three strategic assets in onshore Morocco and Italy. The share price has trebled in the past year, following drilling success in the Tendrara licence of eastern Morocco. The work program of the next 12-18 months has the potential to de-risk additional gas resources in Morocco and Italy, providing short-term catalysts for further upside in the share price. However, any disappointing drilling results might leave the stock rather exposed given recent momentum and lack of certified reserves, although we recognise that the optionality in the portfolio would remain substantial.
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.