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Surge Increases 2016e Guidance, Provides Preliminary Glimpse into 2017e
07 Sep 16
Surge has increased its 2016e exit production target to 13,500 boe/d in concert with its 2016e budget moving to $66 mm ($55 mm previously). Preliminary plans for 2017e include an $85 mm capital program that is expected to generate average volumes of 13,650 boe/d with an exit rate of 14,100 boe/d, outlining a “return to growth” strategy. With our 2017e volumes and liquids weighting on the rise, paired with cash costs coming down, our cash flow outlook increases 24% alongside an improvement in leverage and sustainability profile. We are increasing our target price to $3.25 per share (previously $3.00) and are upgrading the stock to an Outperform ranking.
INCREASES 2016E GUIDANCE, PROVIDES PRELIMINARY GLIMPSE INTO 2017E
06 Sep 16
Impact: Slightly positive, as the Company's formal 2016e exit target rate of 13,500 boe/d is up 4% over the prior view, on capital spending that increases by $11 mm to $66 mm. This sets up for positive moves required in our 2017e forecast with Management's preliminary outlook for an $85 mm capital outlay generating average volumes of 13,650 boe/d and an exit rate of 14,150 boe/d.
Announces Second Quarter Results
04 Aug 16
Surge Energy reported 2Q16 results that were slightly behind on production and well ahead on a cash flow basis due primarily to non-recurring items. Adjusting for these items brings cash flow essentially in line with our estimate. Updating for 2Q16 actuals and making adjustments to our forecast pricing and cost related inputs moving forward, we show our cash flow outlook improving by 21% and 7% in 2016e and 2017e, respectively. With positive moves to our proforma view, we are increasing our target price to $3.00 per share (previously $2.75) which leaves implied returns that could soon require an upgrade from our current Market Perform ranking.
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.
Provides Operations Update, Announces Reduction to Bank Line
21 Jul 16
Surge provided an operations update to the market ahead of its 2Q16 results release. Conditions within the Company’s key operating areas allowed an early start to the drilling program and, as a result, production has crested its exit rate guidance of 13,000 boe/d early. Well costs continue to trend down notably within its core Upper Shaunavon play where recent DC&T costs have dropped 20% from previous guidance and are well below our type curve assumptions. Following a normal course bank line review, Surge’s credit facility has been reduced to $250 mm from $400 mm. The Company has more than sufficient capacity to carry out its unchanged 2016 capital program of $55 mm.
Strong trading leads to upgrades
22 Mar 17
On the back of today’s positive trading update and slightly upgraded profit forecasts for FY2017, FY2018 and FY2019 we have reviewed our DCF analysis. This has led to an increased DCF valuation per share of 1500p (from 1200p) which we have made our new target price (from 1200p). Both TFP and JC Paper have contributed to the upgrades shown in the table below as have favourable currency movements. With the potential for further upgrades due to capitalising 3DP costs to come we maintain our Add recommendation.
GMP FirstEnergy ― UK Energy morning research package
17 Mar 17
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Bang to rights
21 Mar 17
Tullow unexpectedly announced a US$750m rights issue on Friday at a 45.2% discount to the previous close. While this step confirms our investment thesis, the scale of the discount and the timing look like a slap in the face for investors and/or indicative of a weaker financial position than we are modelling. We publish revised estimates to reflect the impact of the issue and cut our Target Price to 215p per share (from 245p). We maintain our Hold recommendation.
Panmure Morning Note 22-03-2017
22 Mar 17
Acacia Mining and Endeavour Mining confirmed merger talks have now ended with Endeavour claiming an inability to “create adequate value for Endeavour shareholders”, most likely, we believe, given the disappointing ruling from the Tanzanian government on copper-gold concentrate sales. We were positive on the merger and believed a credible London listed Pan-African producer capable of challenging Randgold, would have been established. We make no change to our Hold recommendation today, and expect the shares to be marked lower in early trade.
South Disouq spuds
20 Mar 17
SDX Energy announced this morning that it has spudded the South Disouq (SD-1X) well in Egypt, targeting gas and oil across a number of intervals. This is a high impact event for SDX Energy, as current company 2P reserves of 4.7mmboe (post acquisition) would be dwarfed by success at South Disouq (we model a 65mmboe field of which SDX holds 55% WI), which could be developed quickly due to existing pipeline infrastructure passing through the block. Our valuation for South Disouq is 6.8p/share, although on success we would expect notable de-risking. Our core NAV is 42p with a full NAV (including South Disouq) of 57p/share. The well is due to take 30-45 days, so we would expect a result in mid late April.