Battalion Oil Corporation Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2020 Results, Provides an Operational Update, and Provides 2021 Guidance

Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES


HOUSTON, March 08, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Battalion Oil Corporation (NYSE American: BATL, “Battalion” or the “Company”) today announced results of operations for the fourth quarter and full year 2020.

Highlights

  • Battalion is well positioned to deliver single digit production growth while generating significant free cash flow in FY2021
  • Completed the sale of ~3,700 net acres in the Northern West Quito development area for $26.3 million in cash subject to customary post-closing adjustments. These assets accounted for less than 5% of the Company's average daily net oil production during the quarter ended September 30, 2020.
  • Improved 2020 adjusted operating unit costs by 12% from 2019 to 2020 (see Selected Operating data table for additional information)
  • Improved average well costs from $1,350/lin ft in 2019 down to $850/lin ft in 2020
  • Reduced Adjusted G&A unit cost by 49% from 2019 to 2020 (see Selected Operating data table for additional information)
  • Disciplined hedge strategy provides cash flow assurance on 90% of expected 2021 oil production
  • Strong balance sheet with attractively priced RBL provides ample liquidity to execute 2021 plan with a reinvestment rate of 70% - 80% of the estimated 2021 EBITDA

2021 Guidance

Battalion remains focused on execution and capital discipline as it drives toward growth and positive free cash flow. The Company developed its 2021 plan based on being free cash flow positive at $45 NYMEX WTI. Total capital expenditures are expected to range between $40 - $50 million, with 90% of its capital directed to drilling and completion activities on its Monument Draw assets. This plan will allow Battalion to modestly increase oil production while remaining free cash flow positive.

       
  FY 2021 Guidance
  Low High
Oil Production, MBopd  8.8 9.8
Total Production, MBoepd  16.0 17.0
Wells POL  6 6
Total Capex, $MM $40$50
D&C Cost per Well, $/ft $800$900
G&A, $MM $15$20

Management Comments

Richard Little, the Company’s CEO, commented, “2020 proved itself to be one of the most challenging years in the history of our industry, and I am tremendously proud of what our team accomplished in the midst of that. COVID-19 and the unprecedented collapse in commodity prices may have permanently altered the outlook for oil and gas, but I believe our ability to remain nimble and our commitment to excellence and execution sets Battalion up well to succeed regardless of what that future holds.

Our plan for 2021 is simple: exercise capital discipline and continue to optimize our operations with an eye towards keeping production flat and improving our cash margins. Given how our team executed despite the various challenges in 2020, we feel optimistic that we can do just that while remaining cash flow positive. While we execute on that plan, we will continue to pursue strategic, deleveraging M&A transactions.”

Results of Operations

Battalion ended 2020 with 113 gross (107.3 net) horizontal wells producing in the Delaware Basin. Annual net production in 2020 was 16,858 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“Boepd”) (56% oil) as compared to 17,986 Boepd (58% oil) in 2019. Our total operating revenues for the year ended December 31, 2020 were approximately $148.3 million compared to total operating revenues for the period of October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and the period of January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) of approximately $65.6 million and $159.1 million, respectively, or $224.7 million combined. The decrease in total operating revenues and average daily production year over year was driven by our temporary shut-in of a portion of producing wells across all our operating areas in May and June 2020 as a consequence of low oil prices as well as average realized prices that were lower by approximately $10.25 per Boe. Additionally, in December 2020, the Company divested properties that produced 600 Boepd during the nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Average daily net production and total operating revenue during the fourth quarter 2020 was 17,293 Boepd (54% oil) and $42.6 million, respectively, as compared to production and revenue of 20,293 Boepd (57% oil) and $65.6 million, respectively, during the fourth quarter 2019. Excluding the impact of hedges, Battalion realized 95% of the average NYMEX oil price during the fourth quarter of 2020. Realized hedge gains totaled approximately $1.2 million during the fourth quarter 2020.

Adjusted G&A was $3.24 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2020 compared to $3.22 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2019 (see Selected Operating Data table for additional information). Lease operating and workover expense was $6.39 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2020 and $7.75 per Boe in the fourth quarter of 2019.

The Company reported a net loss to common stockholders for the fourth quarter of $63.8 million, including a non-cash full cost ceiling test impairment charge of $26.7 million, and a net loss per basic and diluted share of $3.93. Adjusted LTM EBITDA as of December 31, 2020 was $70.1 million, compared to $89.7 million as of December 31, 2019 (see Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation table for additional information).

Liquidity and Balance Sheet

As of December 31, 2020, Battalion has cash and cash equivalents of $4.3 million and a borrowing base of $190 million under its Senior Revolving Credit Facility. In addition, Battalion had $158.0 million of borrowings and $4.7 million of outstanding letters of credit issued under the Senior Revolving Credit Facility resulting in unused borrowing capacity of $27.3 million at year-end 2020.

Proved Reserves Update

Battalion's estimated proved reserves as of December 31, 2020 were approximately 63.4 MMBoe, comprised of 60% oil, 19% NGL and 21% natural gas, with a standardized measure of $209.4 million. Battalion's estimated proved reserves at December 31, 2020 were prepared by Netherland Sewell & Associates, Inc. in accordance with Securities and Exchange Commission guidelines using an average WTI price of $39.54 per barrel for oil and an average Henry Hub spot price of $1.99 per MMBtu for natural gas.

Operations Update

During the first quarter of 2021, the Company plans to spud two new wells and expects to complete and bring on production four drilled but uncompleted wells.

Hedging Activity

As of March 8, 2021, Battalion had approximately 8,430 barrels of oil per day (“Bopd”) of oil hedged for in 2021 at a price of $44.98 per barrel. For 2022, the Company has approximately 5,664 Bopd of oil hedged at an average price of $47.73 per barrel.

Conference Call Information

Battalion Oil Corporation has scheduled a conference call for Tuesday, March 9, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. EDT (10:00 a.m. CDT). To participate in the conference call, dial +1 856-344-9291 or 800-496-3856 (toll free) a few minutes before the call begins and reference Battalion Oil Corporation confirmation code 3115525. The conference call recording will also be posted to Battalion’s website: www.battalionoil.com.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Statements that are not strictly historical statements constitute forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements about anticipated production, liquidity, capital spending, drilling and completion plans, and forward guidance. Forward-looking statements may often, but not always, be identified by the use of such words such as "expects", "believes", "intends", "anticipates", "plans", "estimates", “projects”, "potential", "possible", or "probable" or statements that certain actions, events or results "may", "will", "should", or "could" be taken, occur or be achieved. Forward-looking statements are based on current beliefs and expectations and involve certain assumptions or estimates that involve various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in the statements. These risks include, but are not limited to, those set forth in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and other filings submitted by the Company to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), copies of which may be obtained from the SEC's website at www.sec.gov or through the Company's website at www.battalionoil.com. Readers should not place undue reliance on any such forward-looking statements, which are made only as of the date hereof. The Company has no duty, and assumes no obligation, to update forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or changes in the Company's expectations.

About Battalion

Battalion Oil Corporation is an independent energy company engaged in the acquisition, production, exploration and development of onshore oil and natural gas properties in the United States.

Contact

Chris Lang
Manager, Finance
(832) 538-0551


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

           
  Successor  Predecessor
     Period from  Period from
    October 2, 2019  October 1, 2019
  Three Months Ended through  through
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019   October 1, 2019
           
Operating revenues:          
Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales:          
Oil $34,672  $58,325   $ 
Natural gas  2,716   1,719     
Natural gas liquids  4,886   5,071     
Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales  42,274   65,115     
Other  292   467     
Total operating revenues  42,566   65,582     
           
Operating expenses:          
Production:          
Lease operating  9,226   12,804     
Workover and other  942   1,655     
Taxes other than income  2,926   3,730     
Gathering and other  16,741   10,812     
Restructuring     1,175     
General and administrative  5,219   5,111     
Depletion, depreciation and accretion  13,886   19,996     
Full cost ceiling impairment  26,702        
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)    
Total operating expenses  75,642   54,777     
Income (loss) from operations  (33,076)  10,805     
           
Other income (expenses):          
Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts  (28,936)  (16,692)    
Interest expense and other  (1,745)  (1,275)    
Reorganization items, net     (3,298)   (115,366)
Total other income (expenses)  (30,681)  (21,265)   (115,366)
Income (loss) before income taxes  (63,757)  (10,460)   (115,366)
Income tax benefit (provision)          
Net income (loss) $(63,757)  (10,460)   (115,366)
           
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:          
Basic $(3.93) $(0.65)  $(0.71)
Diluted $(3.93) $(0.65)  $(0.71)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:          
Basic  16,204   16,204    161,502 
Diluted  16,204   16,204    161,502 


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

           
  Successor  Predecessor
     Period from  Period from
    October 2, 2019  January 1, 2019
  Year Ended through  through
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019   October 1, 2019
           
Operating revenues:          
Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales:          
Oil $125,985  $58,325   $145,024 
Natural gas  5,818   1,719    107 
Natural gas liquids  14,972   5,071    13,229 
Total oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids sales  146,775   65,115    158,360 
Other  1,514   467    743 
Total operating revenues  148,289   65,582    159,103 
           
Operating expenses:          
Production:          
Lease operating  42,106   12,804    39,617 
Workover and other  3,709   1,655    5,580 
Taxes other than income  10,056   3,730    9,213 
Gathering and other  56,016   10,812    36,057 
Restructuring  2,580   1,175    15,148 
General and administrative  18,456   5,111    36,550 
Depletion, depreciation and accretion  62,053   19,996    90,912 
Full cost ceiling impairment  215,145       985,190 
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)   3,618 
Total operating expenses  410,121   54,777    1,221,885 
Income (loss) from operations  (261,832)  10,805    (1,062,782)
           
Other income (expenses):          
Net gain (loss) on derivative contracts  38,759   (16,692)   (34,332)
Interest expense and other  (6,634)  (1,275)   (37,606)
Reorganization items, net     (3,298)   (117,124)
Total other income (expenses)  32,125   (21,265)   (189,062)
Income (loss) before income taxes  (229,707)  (10,460)   (1,251,844)
Income tax benefit (provision)         95,791 
Net income (loss) $(229,707) $(10,460)  $(1,156,053)
           
Net income (loss) per share of common stock:          
Basic $(14.18) $(0.65)  $(7.27)
Diluted $(14.18) $(0.65)  $(7.27)
Weighted average common shares outstanding:          
Basic  16,204   16,204    158,925 
Diluted  16,204   16,204    158,925 


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except share and per share amounts)

       
  Successor
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents $4,295  $5,701 
Accounts receivable, net  32,242   48,504 
Assets from derivative contracts  8,559   4,995 
Restricted cash     4,574 
Prepaids and other  2,740   7,379 
Total current assets  47,836   71,153 
Oil and natural gas properties (full cost method):      
Evaluated  509,274   420,609 
Unevaluated  75,494   105,009 
Gross oil and natural gas properties  584,768   525,618 
Less - accumulated depletion  (295,163)  (19,474)
Net oil and natural gas properties  289,605   506,144 
Other operating property and equipment:      
Other operating property and equipment  3,535   3,655 
Less - accumulated depreciation  (1,149)  (378)
Net other operating property and equipment  2,386   3,277 
Other noncurrent assets:      
Assets from derivative contracts  4,009   224 
Operating lease right of use assets  310   3,165 
Funds in escrow and other  2,351   703 
Total assets $346,497  $584,666 
       
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities $58,928  $97,333 
Liabilities from derivative contracts  22,125   8,069 
Current portion of long-term debt  1,720    
Operating lease liabilities  403   923 
Asset retirement obligations     109 
Total current liabilities  83,176   106,434 
Long-term debt  158,489   144,000 
Other noncurrent liabilities:      
Liabilities from derivative contracts  4,291   4,854 
Asset retirement obligations  10,583   10,481 
Operating lease liabilities     2,247 
Commitments and contingencies       
Stockholders' equity:      
Common stock: 100,000,000 shares of $0.0001 par value authorized; 16,203,979 and 16,203,940 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2020 and 2019, respectively   2    2 
Additional paid-in capital  330,123   327,108 
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)  (240,167)  (10,460)
Total stockholders' equity  89,958   316,650 
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $346,497  $584,666 


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

           
  Successor  Predecessor
     Period from  Period from
    October 2, 2019  October 1, 2019
  Three Months Ended through  through
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019   October 1, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:           
Net income (loss) $(63,757) $(10,460)   $(115,366)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:           
Depletion, depreciation and accretion  13,886   19,996      
Full cost ceiling impairment  26,702         
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)     
Stock-based compensation, net  785         
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts  30,172   18,681      
Reorganization items, net  (125)  (3,615)    109,170 
Other expense (income)  (442)  253      
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital  7,221   24,349     (6,196)
Changes in working capital  (4,902)  (10,695)    (302)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  2,319   13,654     (6,498)
            
Cash flows from investing activities:           
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures  (5,305)  (43,230)     
Proceeds received from sales of oil and natural gas assets  25,529         
Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties  (23)        
Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures  (54)        
Proceeds received from sale of other operating property and equipment     6      
Funds held in escrow and other  2   434      
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities  20,149   (42,790)     
            
Cash flows from financing activities:           
Proceeds from borrowings  29,000   36,000     130,000 
Repayments of borrowings  (49,000)  (22,000)    (258,234)
Cash payments to Common Holders, Noteholders and Preferred Holders          (4)
Debt issuance costs     (1,471)    (8,764)
Common stock issued          155,929 
Equity issuance costs and other     (2,503)    (53)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  (20,000)  10,026     18,874 
            
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  2,468   (19,110)    12,376 
            
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period  1,827   29,385     17,009 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $4,295  $10,275    $29,385 


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

           
  Successor  Predecessor
     Period from  Period from
    October 2, 2019  January 1, 2019
  Year Ended through  through
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019   October 1, 2019
Cash flows from operating activities:           
Net income (loss) $(229,707) $(10,460)   $(1,156,053)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:           
Depletion, depreciation and accretion  62,053   19,996     90,912 
Full cost ceiling impairment  215,145        985,190 
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)    3,618 
Deferred income tax provision (benefit)          (95,791)
Stock-based compensation, net  2,578        (8,035)
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative contracts  6,143   18,681     45,834 
Amortization and write-off of deferred loan costs          1,859 
Amortization of discount and premium          134 
Reorganization items, net  (6,565)  (3,615)    108,887 
Other expense (income)  312   253     535 
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital  49,959   24,349     (22,910)
Changes in working capital  238   (10,695)    (16,821)
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities  50,197   13,654     (39,731)
            
Cash flows from investing activities:           
Oil and natural gas capital expenditures  (101,788)  (43,230)    (167,235)
Proceeds received from sales of oil and natural gas assets  29,029        1,247 
Acquisition of oil and natural gas properties  (23)       (2,809)
Other operating property and equipment capital expenditures  (82)       (85,613)
Proceeds received from sale of other operating property and equipment     6      
Funds held in escrow and other  510   434     (7)
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities  (72,354)  (42,790)    (254,417)
            
Cash flows from financing activities:           
Proceeds from borrowings  148,209   36,000     445,234 
Repayments of borrowings  (132,000)  (22,000)    (315,234)
Cash payments to Common Holders, Noteholders and Preferred Holders          (4)
Debt issuance costs     (1,471)    (8,764)
Common stock issued          155,929 
Equity issuance costs and other  (32)  (2,503)    (494)
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities  16,177   10,026     276,667 
            
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash  (5,980)  (19,110)    (17,481)
            
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period  10,275   29,385     46,866 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $4,295  $10,275    $29,385 


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED OPERATING DATA (Unaudited)

             
  Three Months Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31,
  2020 2019 (5) 2020 2019 (5)
             
Production volumes:            
Crude oil (MBbls)  857   1,057   3,446   3,780 
Natural gas (MMcf)  2,332   2,755   8,769   9,136 
Natural gas liquids (MBbls)  345   351   1,262   1,262 
Total (MBoe)  1,591   1,867   6,170   6,565 
Average daily production (Boe/d)  17,293   20,293   16,858   17,986 
             
Average prices:            
Crude oil (per Bbl) $40.46  $55.18  $36.56  $53.80 
Natural gas (per Mcf)  1.16   0.62   0.66   0.20 
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)  14.16   14.45   11.86   14.50 
Total per Boe  26.57   34.88   23.79   34.04 
             
Cash effect of derivative contracts:            
Crude oil (per Bbl) $1.28  $(1.03) $12.31  $(0.96)
Natural gas (per Mcf)  0.06   0.19   0.28   0.71 
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)     7.31      8.80 
Total per Boe  0.78   1.06   7.28   2.13 
             
Average prices computed after cash effect of settlement of derivative contracts:            
Crude oil (per Bbl) $41.74  $54.15  $48.87  $52.84 
Natural gas (per Mcf)  1.22   0.81   0.94   0.91 
Natural gas liquids (per Bbl)  14.16   21.76   11.86   23.30 
Total per Boe  27.35   35.94   31.07   36.17 
             
Average cost per Boe:            
Production:            
Lease operating $5.80  $6.86  $6.82  $7.98 
Workover and other  0.59   0.89   0.60   1.10 
Taxes other than income  1.84   2.00   1.63   1.97 
Gathering and other, as adjusted (1)  10.52   5.80   8.53   6.88 
Restructuring     0.63   0.42   2.49 
General and administrative, as adjusted (1)  3.24   3.22   2.38   4.70 
             
(1) Represents gathering and other and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation below:
             
General and administrative:            
General and administrative, as reported $3.28  $2.74  $2.99  $6.35 
Stock-based compensation:            
Non-cash  (0.49)     (0.42)  1.22 
Transaction costs and other:            
Cash  0.45   0.48   (0.19)  (2.87)
General and administrative, as adjusted(2) $3.24  $3.22  $2.38  $4.70 
             
Gathering and other, as reported $10.52  $5.79  $9.08  $7.14 
Rig termination and stacking charges and other     0.01   (0.55)  (0.26)
Gathering and other, as adjusted(3) $10.52  $5.80  $8.53  $6.88 
             
Total operating costs, as reported $22.03  $18.28  $21.12  $24.54 
Total adjusting items  (0.04)  0.49   (1.16)  (1.91)
Total operating costs, as adjusted(4) $21.99  $18.77  $19.96  $22.63 



(2) General and administrative, as adjusted, is a non-GAAP measure that excludes non-cash stock-based compensation charges relating to equity awards under our incentive stock plans, as well as other cash charges associated with transaction and other costs. The Company believes that it is useful to understand the effects that these charges have on general and administrative expenses and total operating costs and that exclusion of such charges is useful for comparison to prior periods.
(3) Gathering and other, as adjusted, is a non-GAAP measure that excludes rig termination and stacking charges and other costs. The Company believes that it is useful to understand the effects that these charges have on gathering and other expense and total operating costs and that exclusion of such charges is useful for comparative purposes.
(4) Represents lease operating expense, workover and other expense, taxes other than income, gathering and other expense and general and administrative costs per Boe, adjusted for items noted in the reconciliation above.
(5) For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2019. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor are not comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information preceding the table above provides the Successor and the Predecessor GAAP results for the applicable periods.  The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh-start reporting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provide meaningful information about, for instance, production, revenues and costs, that assist a reader in understanding the Company’s financial results for the applicable periods.


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

           
  Successor  Predecessor
     Period from  Period from
    October 2, 2019  October 1, 2019
  Three Months Ended through  through
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019   October 1, 2019
As Reported:          
Net income (loss) available to common stockholders, as reported $(63,757) $(10,460)  (115,366)
           
Impact of Selected Items:          
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:          
Crude oil $31,978  $16,751   $ 
Natural gas  (1,806)  (1,332)    
Natural gas liquids     3,262     
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge  30,172   18,681     
Full cost ceiling impairment  26,702        
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)    
Reorganization items, net     3,298    115,366 
Restructuring     1,175     
Other  (658)  (901)    
Selected items, before income taxes  56,216   21,747    115,366 
Income tax effect of selected items          
Selected items, net of tax $56,216  $21,747   $115,366 
           
As Adjusted:          
Net income (loss), excluding selected items (1)(2) $(7,541) $11,287   $ 
           
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported $(3.93) $(0.65)  $(0.71)
Impact of selected items  3.46   1.35    0.71 
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (1)(2) $(0.47) $0.70   $ 
           
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported $(3.93) $(0.65)  $(0.71)
Impact of selected items  3.46   1.35    0.71 
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (1)(2)(3) $(0.47) $0.70   $ 
           
           
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $2,319  $13,654   $(6,498)
Changes in working capital  4,902   10,695    302 
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital  7,221   24,349    (6,196)
Cash components of selected items  (229)  6,929    5,321 
Income tax effect of selected items          
Cash flows from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (1)(2) $6,992  $31,278   $(875)



(1) Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures presented based on management's belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flows from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion's performance.  
(2) For the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital include approximately $0.9 million of proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the period.
(3) The impact of selected items for the three months ended December 31, 2020 (Successor),
October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and October 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) were calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 16.2 million, 16.2 million, and 161.5 million respectively, due to the net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
SELECTED ITEM REVIEW AND RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)

           
  Successor  Predecessor
     Period from  Period from
    October 2, 2019  January 1, 2019
  Year Ended through  through
  December 31, 2020  December 31, 2019   October 1, 2019
As Reported:           
Net income (loss), as reported $(229,707) $(10,460)   $(1,156,053)
            
Impact of Selected Items:           
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts:           
Crude oil $5,777  $16,751    $35,967 
Natural gas  366   (1,332)    3,753 
Natural gas liquids     3,262     6,114 
Total mark-to-market non-cash charge  6,143   18,681     45,834 
Full cost ceiling impairment  215,145        985,190 
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)    3,618 
Reorganization items, net     3,298     117,124 
Restructuring  2,580   1,175     15,148 
Rig termination and stacking charges and other  4,669   (901)    22,601 
Selected items, before income taxes  228,537   21,747     1,189,515 
Income tax effect of selected items(1)          (53,660)
Selected items, net of tax $228,537  $21,747    $1,135,855 
            
As Adjusted:           
Net income (loss), excluding selected items (2)(3) $(1,170) $11,287    $(20,198)
            
Basic net income (loss) per common share, as reported $(14.18) $(0.65)   $(7.27)
Impact of selected items  14.11   1.35     7.14 
Basic net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3) $(0.07) $0.70    $(0.13)
            
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, as reported $(14.18) $(0.65)   $(7.27)
Impact of selected items  14.11   1.35     7.14 
Diluted net income (loss) per common share, excluding selected items (2)(3)(4) $(0.07) $0.70    $(0.13)
            
            
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities $50,197  $13,654    $(39,731)
Changes in working capital  (238)  10,695     16,821 
Cash flow from operations before changes in working capital  49,959   24,349     (22,910)
Cash components of selected items  13,194   6,929     44,851 
Income tax effect of selected items (1)          (9,419)
Cash flows from operations before changes in working capital, adjusted for selected items (2)(3) $63,153  $31,278    $12,522 



(1) For the period from January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor), this represents the tax impact using an estimated tax rate of 21.0% and includes a $196.1 million adjustment for the net change in valuation allowance and deferred tax asset.
(2) Net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital adjusted for selected items are non-GAAP measures presented based on management's belief that they will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. These financial measures are not measures of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, earnings per share and cash flows from operations, as defined by GAAP. These financial measures may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion's performance.
(3) For the year ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the period from October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor), and the period from January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor), net income (loss) and earnings per share excluding selected items and cash flows from operations before changes in working capital include approximately $22.9 million, $0.9 million, and $7.8 million, respectively, of net proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the periods.
(4)
 The impact of selected items for the year ended December 31, 2020 (Successor), the period October 2, 2019 through December 31, 2019 (Successor) and January 1, 2019 through October 1, 2019 (Predecessor) were calculated based upon weighted average diluted shares of 16.2 million, 16.2 million, and 158.9 million respectively, due to the net income (loss) available to common stockholders, excluding selected items.


BATTALION OIL CORPORATION
ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION (Unaudited)
(In thousands)

             
  Three Months Ended December 31, Years Ended December 31,
  2020 2019 (3) 2020
 2019 (3)
             
Net income (loss), as reported $(63,757) $(125,826) $(229,707) $(1,166,513)
Impact of adjusting items:            
Interest expense  1,853   1,430   7,373   37,695 
Depletion, depreciation and accretion  13,886   19,996   62,053   110,908 
Full cost ceiling impairment  26,702      215,145   985,190 
Income tax provision (benefit)           (95,791)
Stock-based compensation  785      2,578   (8,035)
Interest income  (171)  (128)  (773)  (219)
(Gain) loss on sale of other assets     (6)  52   412 
Restructuring     1,175   2,580   16,323 
Reorganization items, net     118,664      120,422 
(Gain) loss on sale of Water Assets     (506)     3,112 
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives contracts  30,172   18,681   6,143   64,515 
Rig termination and stacking charges and other  (658)  (901)  4,669   21,700 
Adjusted EBITDA(1)(2) $8,812  $32,579  $70,113  $89,719 



(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure, which is presented based on management's belief that it will enable a user of the financial information to understand the impact of these items on reported results. This financial measure is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP measures, including net income (loss). This financial measure may not be comparable to similarly named non-GAAP financial measures that other companies may use and may not be useful in comparing the performance of those companies to Battalion's performance.
(2) Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2019 includes approximately $0.9 million of net proceeds from hedge monetizations that occurred during the period.  Adjusted EBITDA for the years ended December 31, 2020 and 2019 includes approximately $22.9 million and $8.7 million, respectively, of net proceeds related to hedge monetizations that occurred during the year.
(3) For illustrative purposes, the Company has combined the Successor and Predecessor results to derive combined results for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2019. The combination was generated by addition of comparable financial statement line items. However, because of various adjustments to the consolidated financial statements in connection with the application of fresh-start reporting, including asset valuation adjustments and liability adjustments, the results of operations for the Successor are not be comparable to those of the Predecessor. The financial information preceding the table above provides the Successor and the Predecessor GAAP results for the applicable periods. The Company believes that subject to consideration of the impact of fresh-start reporting, combining the results of the Predecessor and Successor provide meaningful information about, for instance, production, revenues and costs, that assist a reader in understanding the Company’s financial results for the applicable periods.