10-Q 1 a20180331mtdr10q.htm 10-Q Document
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 ________________________________________________________ 
FORM 10-Q
 _________________________________________________________  
x
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2018
OR
¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from             to            
Commission File Number 001-35410
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Matador Resources Company
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
  _________________________________________________________ 
Texas
27-4662601
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
 
 
5400 LBJ Freeway, Suite 1500
Dallas, Texas
75240
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(972) 371-5200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.     x  Yes    ¨  No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§ 232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    x  Yes    ¨  No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
 
x
 
Accelerated filer
 
¨
 
 
 
 
Non-accelerated filer
 
¨  (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Smaller reporting company
 
¨
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
 
¨
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ¨
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    ¨  Yes    x  No
As of May 2, 2018, there were 109,258,899 shares of the registrant’s common stock, par value $0.01 per share, outstanding.



MATADOR RESOURCES COMPANY
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE QUARTER ENDED MARCH 31, 2018
INDEX
 
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Part I—FINANCIAL INFORMATION
Item 1. Financial Statements—Unaudited
Matador Resources Company and Subsidiaries
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS — UNAUDITED
(In thousands, except par value and share data)
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31,
2017
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Cash
$
27,030

 
$
96,505

Restricted cash
25,753

 
5,977

Accounts receivable
 
 
 
Oil and natural gas revenues
68,655

 
65,962

Joint interest billings
62,294

 
67,225

Other
7,002

 
8,031

Derivative instruments
480

 
1,190

Lease and well equipment inventory
8,803

 
5,993

Prepaid expenses and other assets
6,961

 
6,287

Total current assets
206,978

 
257,170

Property and equipment, at cost
 
 
 
Oil and natural gas properties, full-cost method
 
 
 
Evaluated
3,187,112

 
3,004,770

Unproved and unevaluated
644,460

 
637,396

Midstream and other property and equipment
327,338

 
281,096

Less accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization
(2,097,176
)
 
(2,041,806
)
Net property and equipment
2,061,734

 
1,881,456

         Other assets
6,993

 
7,064

Total assets
$
2,275,705

 
$
2,145,690

LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 
 
 
Accounts payable
$
31,104

 
$
11,757

Accrued liabilities
191,233

 
174,348

Royalties payable
62,985

 
61,358

Amounts due to affiliates
3,248

 
10,302

Derivative instruments
4,891

 
16,429

Advances from joint interest owners
8,852

 
2,789

Amounts due to joint ventures
3,373

 
4,873

Other current liabilities
806

 
750

Total current liabilities
306,492

 
282,606

Long-term liabilities
 
 
 
Senior unsecured notes payable
574,118

 
574,073

Asset retirement obligations
25,682

 
25,080

Derivative instruments
412

 

Other long-term liabilities
6,235

 
6,385

Total long-term liabilities
606,447

 
605,538

Commitments and contingencies (Note 9)


 


Shareholders’ equity
 
 
 
Common stock - $0.01 par value, 160,000,000 shares authorized; 109,346,765 and 108,513,597 shares issued; and 109,261,912 and 108,510,160 shares outstanding, respectively
1,094

 
1,085

Additional paid-in capital
1,684,188

 
1,666,024

Accumulated deficit
(450,590
)
 
(510,484
)
Treasury stock, at cost, 84,853 and 3,437 shares, respectively
(2,446
)
 
(69
)
Total Matador Resources Company shareholders’ equity
1,232,246

 
1,156,556

Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
130,520

 
100,990

Total shareholders’ equity
1,362,766

 
1,257,546

Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
$
2,275,705

 
$
2,145,690


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS — UNAUDITED
(In thousands, except per share data)
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Revenues
 
 
 
Oil and natural gas revenues
$
181,954

 
$
114,847

Third-party midstream services revenues
3,068

 
1,555

Realized loss on derivatives
(4,258
)
 
(2,219
)
Unrealized gain on derivatives
10,416

 
20,631

Total revenues
191,180

 
134,814

Expenses
 
 
 
Production taxes, transportation and processing
17,791

 
11,807

Lease operating
22,148

 
15,758

Plant and other midstream services operating
4,220

 
2,341

Depletion, depreciation and amortization
55,369

 
33,992

Accretion of asset retirement obligations
364

 
300

General and administrative
17,926

 
16,338

Total expenses
117,818

 
80,536

Operating income
73,362

 
54,278

Other income (expense)
 
 
 
Net gain on asset sales and inventory impairment

 
7

Interest expense
(8,491
)
 
(8,455
)
Other income
53

 
70

Total other expense
(8,438
)
 
(8,378
)
Net income
64,924

 
45,900

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
(5,030
)
 
(1,916
)
Net income attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders
$
59,894

 
$
43,984

Earnings per common share
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.55

 
$
0.44

Diluted
$
0.55

 
$
0.44

Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
 
 
Basic
108,913

 
99,799

Diluted
109,412

 
100,298


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY — UNAUDITED
(In thousands)
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total shareholders’ equity attributable to Matador Resources Company
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
 
Total shareholders’ equity
 
Common Stock
 
Additional
paid-in capital
 
Accumulated deficit
 
Treasury Stock
 
 
 
 
Shares
 
Amount
 
 
 
Shares

 
Amount

 
 
 
Balance at January 1, 2018
108,514

 
$
1,085

 
$
1,666,024

 
$
(510,484
)
 
3

 
$
(69
)
 
$
1,156,556

 
$
100,990

 
$
1,257,546

Issuance of common stock pursuant to employee stock compensation plan
697

 
7

 
(7
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Issuance of common stock pursuant to directors’ and advisors’ compensation plan
6

 
1

 
(1
)
 

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-based compensation expense related to equity-based awards including amounts capitalized

 

 
5,390

 

 

 

 
5,390

 

 
5,390

Stock options exercised, net of options forfeited in net share settlements
130

 
1

 
(1,918
)
 

 

 

 
(1,917
)
 

 
(1,917
)
Restricted stock forfeited

 

 

 

 
82

 
(2,377
)
 
(2,377
)
 

 
(2,377
)
Contributions related to formation of Joint Venture (see Note 6)

 

 
14,700

 

 

 

 
14,700

 

 
14,700

Contributions from non-controlling interest owners of less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
29,400

 
29,400

Distributions to non-controlling interest owners of less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
(4,900
)
 
(4,900
)
Current period net income

 

 

 
59,894

 

 

 
59,894

 
5,030

 
64,924

Balance at March 31, 2018
109,347

 
$
1,094

 
$
1,684,188

 
$
(450,590
)
 
85

 
$
(2,446
)
 
$
1,232,246

 
$
130,520

 
$
1,362,766


The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS — UNAUDITED
(In thousands)
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Operating activities
 
 
 
Net income
$
64,924

 
$
45,900

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities
 
 
 
Unrealized gain on derivatives
(10,416
)
 
(20,631
)
Depletion, depreciation and amortization
55,369

 
33,992

Accretion of asset retirement obligations
364

 
300

Stock-based compensation expense
4,179

 
4,166

Amortization of debt issuance cost
365

 
44

Net gain on asset sales and inventory impairment

 
(7
)
Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

Accounts receivable
3,268

 
(16,777
)
Lease and well equipment inventory
(3,806
)
 
147

Prepaid expenses
(674
)
 
(2,251
)
Other assets
(249
)
 
39

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other current liabilities
15,184

 
8,256

Royalties payable
1,627

 
6,984

Advances from joint interest owners
6,063

 
1,255

Other long-term liabilities
(49
)
 
(108
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
136,149

 
61,309

Investing activities


 


Oil and natural gas properties capital expenditures
(183,422
)
 
(204,457
)
Expenditures for midstream and other property and equipment
(37,332
)
 
(20,867
)
Proceeds from sale of assets

 
350

Net cash used in investing activities
(220,754
)
 
(224,974
)
Financing activities


 


Proceeds from stock options exercised
164

 
1,981

Contributions related to formation of Joint Venture
14,700

 
171,500

Contributions from non-controlling interest owners of less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries
29,400

 
4,900

Distributions to non-controlling interest owners of less-than-wholly-owned subsidiaries
(4,900
)
 

Taxes paid related to net share settlement of stock-based compensation
(4,458
)
 
(1,896
)
Purchase of non-controlling interest of less-than-wholly-owned subsidiary

 
(2,653
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
34,906

 
173,832

(Decrease) increase in cash and restricted cash
(49,699
)
 
10,167

Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period
102,482

 
214,142

Cash and restricted cash at end of period
$
52,783

 
$
224,309

 
 
 
 
Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information (Note 10)


 



The accompanying notes are an integral part of these financial statements.
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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS —
UNAUDITED
NOTE 1 — NATURE OF OPERATIONS
Matador Resources Company, a Texas corporation (“Matador” and, collectively with its subsidiaries, the “Company”), is an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. The Company’s current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. The Company also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. Additionally, the Company conducts midstream operations, primarily through its midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC (“San Mateo” or the “Joint Venture”), in support of the Company’s exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, oil, natural gas and salt water gathering services and salt water disposal services to third parties.
NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES
Interim Financial Statements, Basis of Presentation, Consolidation and Significant Estimates
The interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements of the Company have been prepared in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) but do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for complete financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (the “Annual Report”) filed with the SEC. The Company consolidates certain subsidiaries and joint ventures that are less than wholly owned and are not involved in oil and natural gas exploration, including San Mateo, and the net income and equity attributable to the non-controlling interest in these subsidiaries have been reported separately as required by Accounting Standards Codification 810. The Company proportionately consolidates certain joint ventures that are less than wholly owned and are involved in oil and natural gas exploration. All intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation. In management’s opinion, these interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements include all normal, recurring adjustments that are necessary for a fair presentation of the Company’s interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of March 31, 2018. Amounts as of December 31, 2017 are derived from the Company’s audited consolidated financial statements included in the Annual Report.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with U.S. GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. These estimates and assumptions may also affect disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. The Company’s interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements are based on a number of significant estimates, including accruals for oil and natural gas revenues, accrued assets and liabilities primarily related to oil and natural gas and midstream operations, stock-based compensation, valuation of derivative instruments and oil and natural gas reserves. The estimates of oil and natural gas reserves quantities and future net cash flows are the basis for the calculations of depletion and impairment of oil and natural gas properties, as well as estimates of asset retirement obligations and certain tax accruals. While the Company believes its estimates are reasonable, changes in facts and assumptions or the discovery of new information may result in revised estimates. Actual results could differ from these estimates.
Change in Accounting Principles
During the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Codification, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606) (“ASC 606”), which specifies how and when to recognize revenue. This standard requires expanded disclosures surrounding revenue recognition and is intended to improve, and converge with international standards, the financial reporting requirements for revenue from contracts with customers. The Company adopted the new guidance using the modified retrospective approach. The adoption did not require an adjustment to opening accumulated deficit for any cumulative effect adjustment and does not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated balance sheets, statements of operations, statement of shareholders’ equity or statements of cash flows.  
Prior to the adoption of ASC 606, the Company recorded oil and natural gas revenues at the time of physical transfer of such products to the purchaser. The Company followed the sales method of accounting for oil and natural gas sales, recognizing revenues based on the Company’s actual proceeds from the oil and natural gas sold to purchasers.
The Company enters into contracts with customers to sell its oil and natural gas production. Revenue on these contracts is recognized in accordance with the five-step revenue recognition model prescribed in ASC 606. Specifically, revenue is

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS —
UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES — Continued

recognized when the Company’s performance obligations under these contracts are satisfied, which generally occurs with the transfer of control of the oil and natural gas to the purchaser. Control is generally considered transferred when the following criteria are met: (i) transfer of physical custody, (ii) transfer of title, (iii) transfer of risk of loss and (iv) relinquishment of any repurchase rights or other similar rights. Given the nature of the products sold, revenue is recognized at a point in time based on the amount of consideration the Company expects to receive in accordance with the price specified in the contract. Consideration under the oil and natural gas marketing contracts is typically received from the purchaser one to two months after production.
The majority of the Company’s oil marketing contracts transfer physical custody and title at or near the wellhead, which is generally when control of the oil has been transferred to the purchaser. The majority of the oil produced is sold under contracts using market-based pricing, which price is then adjusted for differentials based upon delivery location and oil quality. To the extent the differentials are incurred after the transfer of control of the oil, the differentials are included in oil sales on the statements of operations as they represent part of the transaction price of the contract. If the differentials, or other related costs, are incurred prior to the transfer of control of the oil, those costs are included in production taxes, transportation and processing expenses on the Company’s consolidated statements of operations as they represent payment for services performed outside of the contract with the customer.
The Company’s natural gas is sold at the lease location, at the inlet or outlet of a natural gas plant or at an interconnect near a marketing hub following transportation from a processing plant. The majority of the Company’s natural gas is sold under fee-based contracts. When the natural gas is sold at the lease, the purchaser gathers the natural gas and transports the natural gas via pipeline to natural gas processing plants where natural gas liquid (“NGL”) products are extracted. The NGL products and remaining residue gas are then sold by the purchaser or the Company sells the natural gas to a third party. Under the fee-based contracts, the Company receives NGL and residue gas value, less the fee component, or is invoiced the fee component. To the extent control of the natural gas transfers upstream of the transportation and processing activities, revenue is recognized as the net amount received from the purchaser. To the extent that control transfers downstream of those services, revenue is recognized on a gross basis, and the related costs are included in production taxes, transportation and processing expenses on the Company’s consolidated statements of operations.
The Company recognizes midstream services revenues at the time services have been rendered and the price is fixed and determinable. Third-party midstream services revenues are those revenues from midstream operations related to third parties, including working interest owners in our operated wells. All midstream services revenues related to the Company’s working interest are eliminated in consolidation. Since the Company has a right to payment from its customers in amounts that correspond directly to the value that the customer receives from the performance completed on each contract, the Company applies the practical expedient in ASC 606 that allows recognition of revenue in the amount for which there is a right to invoice the customer without estimating a transaction price for each contract and allocating that transaction price to the performance obligations within each contract.
The Company determined the impact to its consolidated financial statements as a result of adoption of this standard was a $2.2 million decrease in oil and natural gas revenues and a $2.2 million decrease in production taxes, transportation and processing expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2018, which was not material. As a result of adoption of this standard, the Company is now required to disclose the following information regarding revenues from contracts with customers and revenues from contracts with customers on a disaggregated basis for the three months ended March 31, 2018 (in thousands).
Revenues from contracts with customers
$
185,022

Realized loss on derivatives
(4,258
)
Unrealized gain on derivatives
10,416

Total revenues
$
191,180

Oil revenues
$
148,159

Natural gas revenues
33,795

Third-party midstream services revenues
3,068

Total revenues from contracts with customers
$
185,022


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS —
UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES — Continued

The Company does not disclose the value of unsatisfied performance obligations under its contracts with customers as it applies the practical exemption in accordance with ASC 606. The exemption, as described in ASC 606-10-50-14(a), applies to variable consideration that is recognized as control of the product is transferred to the customer. Since each unit of product represents a separate performance obligation, future volumes are wholly unsatisfied and disclosure of the transaction price allocated to remaining performance obligations is not required.
During the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update (“ASU”) 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (Topic 230), which specifies that a statement of cash flows explain the change during the period in the total of cash, cash equivalents and amounts generally described as restricted cash or restricted cash equivalents. The Company adopted ASU 2016-18 effective January 1, 2018 and determined that the adoption of this ASU changed the presentation of its beginning and ending cash balances and eliminated the presentation of changes in restricted cash balances from investing activities in its consolidated statements of cash flows. The Company adopted the new guidance using the retrospective transition method; as a result, approximately $6.0 million and $1.3 million of restricted cash was added to the beginning cash balance for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
During the first quarter of 2018, the Company adopted ASU 2017-01, Business Combinations (Topic 805), which specifies the minimum inputs and processes required for an integrated set of assets and activities to meet the definition of a business. The Company adopted ASU 2017-01 prospectively, which did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
Property and Equipment
The Company uses the full-cost method of accounting for its investments in oil and natural gas properties. Under this method, the Company is required to perform a ceiling test each quarter that determines a limit, or ceiling, on the capitalized costs of oil and natural gas properties based primarily on the after-tax estimated future net cash flows from oil and natural gas properties using a 10% discount rate and the arithmetic average of first-day-of-the-month oil and natural gas prices for the prior 12-month period. For both the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, the cost center ceiling was higher than the capitalized costs of oil and natural gas properties, and, as a result, no impairment charge was necessary.
The Company capitalized approximately $7.3 million and $5.6 million of its general and administrative costs for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, and approximately $1.9 million and $1.2 million of its interest expense for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Earnings (Loss) Per Common Share
The Company reports basic earnings attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders per common share, which excludes the effect of potentially dilutive securities, and diluted earnings attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders per common share, which includes the effect of all potentially dilutive securities unless their impact is anti-dilutive.
The following table sets forth the computation of diluted weighted average common shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 (in thousands).
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
2018
 
2017
Weighted average common shares outstanding
 
 
 
Basic
108,913

 
99,799

Dilutive effect of options and restricted stock units
499

 
499

Diluted weighted average common shares outstanding
109,412

 
100,298


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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS —
UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 2 — SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES — Continued

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Leases. In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) issued ASU 2016-02, Leases (Topic 842), which requires the recognition of lease assets and lease liabilities by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases under previous U.S. GAAP. This ASU will become effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018 with early adoption permitted. Entities are required to recognize and measure leases at the beginning of the earliest period presented using a modified retrospective approach. The modified retrospective approach includes a number of optional practical expedients that entities may elect to apply. These practical expedients relate to the identification and classification of leases that commenced before the effective date, initial direct costs for leases that commenced before the effective date and the ability to use hindsight in evaluating lessee options to extend or terminate a lease or to purchase the underlying asset. In January 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-01, Leases (Topic 842), which is a land easement practical expedient. If the Company elects to use this practical expedient, the Company should evaluate new or modified land easements under this ASU beginning at the date of adoption. Adoption of ASU 2016-02 will result in increased reported assets and liabilities. The quantitative impact of the new lease standard will depend on the leases in force at the time of adoption. The Company is currently evaluating the impact of the adoption of these ASUs on its consolidated financial statements, including identifying all leases, as defined under the new lease standard, determining which practical expedients the Company will use and quantifying the impact of the new lease standard on existing leases. The Company expects to adopt these ASUs on January 1, 2019.

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NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS —
UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 3 — ASSET RETIREMENT OBLIGATIONS


The following table summarizes the changes in the Company’s asset retirement obligations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 (in thousands).
 
 
Beginning asset retirement obligations
$
26,256

Liabilities incurred during period
747

Liabilities settled during period
(411
)
Accretion expense
364

Ending asset retirement obligations
26,956

Less: current asset retirement obligations(1)
(1,274
)
Long-term asset retirement obligations
$
25,682

 _______________
(1)
Included in accrued liabilities in the Company’s interim unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheet at March 31, 2018.
NOTE 4 — DEBT
At March 31, 2018, the Company had $575.0 million of outstanding 6.875% senior notes due 2023, no borrowings outstanding under the Company’s revolving credit agreement (the “Credit Agreement”) and approximately $2.1 million in outstanding letters of credit issued pursuant to the Credit Agreement. At May 2, 2018, the Company had $575.0 million of outstanding 6.875% senior notes due 2023, $45.0 million in borrowings outstanding under the Credit Agreement and approximately $3.0 million in outstanding letters of credit issued pursuant to the Credit Agreement.
Credit Agreement
The borrowing base under the Credit Agreement is determined semi-annually as of May 1 and November 1 by the lenders based primarily on the estimated value of the Company’s proved oil and natural gas reserves at December 31 and June 30 of each year, respectively. Both the Company and the lenders may request an unscheduled redetermination of the borrowing base once each between scheduled redetermination dates. During the first quarter of 2018, the lenders completed their review of the Company’s proved oil and natural gas reserves at December 31, 2017, and as a result, on March 5, 2018, the borrowing base was increased to $725.0 million. This March 2018 redetermination constituted the regularly scheduled May 1 redetermination. The Company elected to keep the borrowing commitment at $400.0 million and the maximum facility amount remained at $500.0 million. Borrowings under the Credit Agreement are limited to the lowest of the borrowing base, the maximum facility amount and the elected commitment. The Credit Agreement matures on October 16, 2020.
The Company believes that it was in compliance with the terms of the Credit Agreement at March 31, 2018.
Senior Unsecured Notes
On April 14, 2015 and December 9, 2016, the Company issued $400.0 million and $175.0 million, respectively, of 6.875% senior notes due 2023 (collectively, the “Notes”). The Notes mature on April 15, 2023, and interest is payable semi-annually in arrears on April 15 and October 15 of each year.
NOTE 5 — INCOME TAXES
The Company’s deferred tax assets exceeded its deferred tax liabilities at March 31, 2018 due to the deferred tax assets generated by full-cost ceiling impairment charges recorded in prior periods. The Company established a valuation allowance against most of the deferred tax assets beginning in the third quarter of 2015 and retained a full valuation allowance at March 31, 2018 due to uncertainties regarding the future realization of its deferred tax assets. The valuation allowance will continue to be recognized until the realization of future deferred tax benefits is more likely than not to be utilized.

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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 6 — EQUITY

Stock-based Compensation
In February 2018, the Company granted awards of 667,488 shares of restricted stock and options to purchase 563,408 shares of the Company’s common stock at an exercise price of $29.68 per share to certain of its employees. The fair value of these awards was approximately $26.9 million. All of these awards vest ratably over three years.

Performance Incentive
In connection with the formation of San Mateo in 2017, the Company has the ability to earn a total of $73.5 million in performance incentives to be paid by its joint venture partner, a subsidiary of Five Point Energy LLC (“Five Point”), over a five-year period. The Company earned, and Five Point paid to the Company, $14.7 million in performance incentives in the first quarter of 2018, and the Company may earn an additional $58.8 million in performance incentives over the next four years. These performance incentives are recorded as an increase to additional paid-in capital when received.

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NOTE 7 — DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS


At March 31, 2018, the Company had various costless collar, three-way costless collar and swap contracts open and in place to mitigate its exposure to oil and natural gas price volatility, each with a specific term (calculation period), notional quantity (volume hedged) and price floor and ceiling and fixed price for the swaps. Each contract is set to expire at varying times during 2018.
The following is a summary of the Company’s open costless collar contracts for oil and natural gas at March 31, 2018.
Commodity
Calculation Period
 
Notional Quantity (Bbl or MMBtu)
 
Weighted Average Price Floor ($/Bbl or
$/MMBtu)
 
Weighted Average Price Ceiling ($/Bbl or
$/MMBtu)
 
Fair Value of Asset (Liability) (thousands)
Oil - WTI (1)
04/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
 
2,160,000

 
$
44.27

 
$
60.29

 
$
(11,663
)
Oil - WTI (1)
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019
 
2,400,000

 
$
50.00

 
$
64.75

 
(1,288
)
Oil - LLS (2)
04/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
 
540,000

 
$
45.00

 
$
63.05

 
(2,708
)
Natural Gas
04/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
 
12,600,000

 
$
2.58

 
$
3.67

 
480

Total open costless collar contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(15,179
)
_____________________
(1)
NYMEX West Texas Intermediate crude oil.
(2)
Argus Louisiana Light Sweet crude oil.
The following is a summary of the Company’s open three-way costless collar contracts for oil at March 31, 2018. Open three-way costless collars consist of a long put (the floor), a short call (the ceiling) and a long call that limits losses on the upside.
Commodity
Calculation Period
 
Notional Quantity (Bbl)
 
Weighted Average Price Floor ($/Bbl)
 
Weighted Average Price, Short Call ($/Bbl)
 
Weighted Average Price, Long Call ($/Bbl)
 
Fair Value of Asset (Liability) (thousands)
Oil - WTI (1)
04/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
 
1,440,000

 
$
50.08

 
$
63.50

 
$
66.68

 
$
(1,196
)
Total open three-way costless collar contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
(1,196
)
_____________________
(1)
NYMEX West Texas Intermediate crude oil.
The following is a summary of the Company’s open basis swap contracts for oil at March 31, 2018.
Commodity
Calculation Period
 
Notional Quantity (Bbl)
 
Fixed Price
($/Bbl)
 
Fair Value of
Asset
(Liability)
(thousands)
Oil Basis Swaps
04/01/2018 - 12/31/2018
 
3,915,000

 
$
(1.02
)
 
$
11,552

Total open swap contracts
 
 
 
 
 
 
$
11,552

Total open derivative financial instruments
 
 
 
 
 
$
(4,823
)
From time-to-time, we enter into derivative financial instruments with certain counterparties. These derivative financial instruments are subject to master netting arrangements, and all but one counterparty allow for cross-commodity master netting provided the settlement dates for the commodities are the same. The Company does not present different types of commodities with the same counterparty on a net basis in its interim unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets.


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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 7 — DERIVATIVE FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS — Continued

 The following table presents the gross asset and liability fair values of the Company’s commodity price derivative financial instruments and the location of these balances in the interim unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (in thousands).
Derivative Instruments
Gross
amounts
recognized
 
Gross amounts
netted in the condensed
consolidated
balance sheets
 
Net amounts presented in the condensed
consolidated
balance sheets
March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
   Current assets
$
109,635

 
$
(109,155
)
 
$
480

   Other assets
5,835

 
(5,835
)
 

   Current liabilities
(114,046
)
 
109,155

 
(4,891
)
   Other liabilities
(6,247
)
 
5,835

 
(412
)
      Total
$
(4,823
)
 
$

 
$
(4,823
)
December 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
   Current assets
$
131,092

 
$
(129,902
)
 
$
1,190

   Current liabilities
(146,331
)
 
129,902

 
(16,429
)
      Total
$
(15,239
)
 
$

 
$
(15,239
)
The following table summarizes the location and aggregate fair value of all derivative financial instruments recorded in the interim unaudited condensed consolidated statements of operations for the periods presented (in thousands). These derivative financial instruments are not designated as hedging instruments.
 
 
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
Type of Instrument
Location in Condensed Consolidated Statement of Operations
 
2018
 
2017
Derivative Instrument
 
 
 
 
 
Oil
Revenues: Realized loss on derivatives
 
$
(4,309
)
 
$
(1,635
)
Natural Gas
Revenues: Realized gain (loss) on derivatives
 
51

 
(584
)
Realized loss on derivatives
 
(4,258
)
 
(2,219
)
Oil
Revenues: Unrealized gain on derivatives
 
11,127

 
17,780

Natural Gas
Revenues: Unrealized (loss) gain on derivatives
 
(711
)
 
2,851

Unrealized gain on derivatives
 
10,416

 
20,631

Total
 
 
$
6,158

 
$
18,412


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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 8 — FAIR VALUE MEASUREMENTS

The Company measures and reports certain financial and non-financial assets and liabilities on a fair value basis. Fair value is the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date (exit price). Fair value measurements are classified and disclosed in one of the following categories.
Level 1
Unadjusted quoted prices for identical, unrestricted assets or liabilities in active markets.
Level 2
Quoted prices in markets that are not active, or inputs which are observable, either directly or indirectly, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability. This category includes those derivative instruments that are valued with industry standard models that consider various inputs including: (i) quoted forward prices for commodities, (ii) time value of money and (iii) current market and contractual prices for the underlying instruments, as well as other relevant economic measures. Substantially all of these inputs are observable in the marketplace throughout the full term of the derivative instrument and can be derived from observable data or supported by observable levels at which transactions are executed in the marketplace.
Level 3
Unobservable inputs that are not corroborated by market data that reflect a company’s own market assumptions.
Financial and non-financial assets and liabilities are classified based on the lowest level of input that is significant to the fair value measurement. The assessment of the significance of a particular input to the fair value measurement requires judgment, which may affect the valuation of the fair value of assets and liabilities and their placement within the fair value hierarchy levels.
The following tables summarize the valuation of the Company’s financial assets and liabilities that were accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis in accordance with the classifications provided above as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (in thousands). 
 
Fair Value Measurements at
March 31, 2018 using
Description
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets (Liabilities)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas derivatives
$

 
$
480

 
$

 
$
480

Oil derivatives and basis swaps

 
(5,303
)
 

 
(5,303
)
Total
$

 
$
(4,823
)
 
$

 
$
(4,823
)
 
Fair Value Measurements at
December 31, 2017 using
Description
Level 1
 
Level 2
 
Level 3
 
Total
Assets (Liabilities)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Natural gas derivatives
$

 
$
1,190

 
$

 
$
1,190

Oil derivatives and basis swaps

 
(16,429
)
 

 
(16,429
)
           Total
$

 
$
(15,239
)
 
$

 
$
(15,239
)
Additional disclosures related to derivative financial instruments are provided in Note 7.
Other Fair Value Measurements
At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the carrying values reported on the interim unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets for accounts receivable, prepaid expenses and other assets, accounts payable, accrued liabilities, royalties payable, amounts due to affiliates, advances from joint interest owners, amounts due to joint ventures and other current liabilities approximated their fair values due to their short-term maturities.
At March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the fair value of the Notes was $599.3 million and $614.1 million, respectively, based on quoted market prices, which represent Level 1 inputs in the fair value hierarchy.

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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 9 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES

Processing, Transportation and Salt Water Disposal Commitments
Delaware Basin — Loving County, Texas Natural Gas Processing
In late 2015, the Company entered into a 15-year, fixed-fee natural gas gathering and processing agreement whereby the Company committed to deliver the anticipated natural gas production from a significant portion of its Loving County, Texas acreage in West Texas through the counterparty’s gathering system for processing at the counterparty’s facilities. Under this agreement, if the Company does not meet the volume commitment for transportation and processing at the facilities in a contract year, it will be required to pay a deficiency fee per MMBtu of natural gas deficiency. At the end of each year of the agreement, the Company can elect to have the previous year’s actual transportation and processing volumes be the new minimum commitment for each of the remaining years of the contract. As such, the Company has the ability to unilaterally reduce the gathering and processing commitment if the Company’s production in the Loving County area is less than the Company’s currently projected production. If the Company ceased operations in this area at March 31, 2018, the total deficiency fee required to be paid would be approximately $12.6 million. In addition, if the Company elects to reduce the gathering and processing commitment in any year, the Company has the ability to elect to increase the committed volumes in any future year to the originally agreed gathering and processing commitment. Any quantity in excess of the volume commitment delivered in a contract year can be carried over to the next contract year for purposes of calculating the natural gas deficiency. The Company paid approximately $3.5 million and $3.2 million in natural gas processing and gathering fees under this agreement during the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively. The Company can elect to either sell the residue gas to the counterparty at the tailgate of its processing plants or have the counterparty deliver to the Company the residue gas in-kind to be sold to third parties downstream of the plants.
Delaware Basin — Eddy County, New Mexico Natural Gas Transportation
In late 2017, the Company entered into an 18-year, fixed-fee natural gas transportation agreement whereby the Company committed to deliver a portion of the residue natural gas production at the tailgate of San Mateo’s Black River cryogenic natural gas processing plant in the Rustler Breaks asset area (the “Black River Processing Plant”) to transport through the counterparty’s pipeline. Under this agreement, if the Company does not meet the volume commitment for transportation in a contract year, the Company will owe the fees to transport the committed volume whether or not the committed volume is utilized. The minimum contractual obligation at March 31, 2018 was approximately $58.8 million. The Company paid approximately $0.5 million in transportation fees under this agreement during the three months ended March 31, 2018.
In late 2017, the Company also entered into a fixed-fee NGL transportation and fractionation agreement whereby the Company committed to deliver its NGL production at the tailgate of the Black River Processing Plant. The Company is committed to deliver a minimum amount of NGLs to the counterparty upon construction and completion of a pipeline expansion and a fractionation facility by the counterparty, which is currently expected to be completed late in 2019. The Company has no rights to compel the counterparty to construct this pipeline extension or fractionation facility. If the counterparty does not construct the pipeline extension and fractionation facility, then the Company does not have any minimum volume commitments under the agreement. If the counterparty constructs the pipeline extension and fractionation facility on or prior to February 28, 2021, then the Company will have a commitment to deliver a minimum amount of NGLs for seven years following the completion of the pipeline extension and fractionation facility. If the Company does not meet its NGL volume commitment in any quarter during the seven-year commitment period, it will be required to pay a deficiency fee per gallon of NGL deficiency. Should the pipeline extension and fractionation facility be completed on or prior to February 28, 2021, the minimum contractual obligation during the seven-year period would be approximately $132.5 million.
Delaware Basin — San Mateo
In February 2017, the Company dedicated its current and future leasehold interests in the Rustler Breaks and Wolf asset areas pursuant to 15-year, fixed-fee natural gas, oil and salt water gathering agreements and salt water disposal agreements. In addition, the Company dedicated its current and future leasehold interests in the Rustler Breaks asset area pursuant to a 15-year, fixed-fee natural gas processing agreement (collectively with the gathering and salt water disposal agreements, the “Operational Agreements”). San Mateo provides the Company with firm service under each of the Operational Agreements in exchange for certain minimum volume commitments. The minimum contractual obligation under the Operational Agreements at March 31, 2018 was approximately $225.6 million.
Beginning in May 2017, a subsidiary of San Mateo entered into certain agreements with third parties for the engineering, procurement, construction and installation of an expansion of the Black River Processing Plant. The expansion was completed late in the first quarter of 2018. San Mateo’s total commitments under these agreements are $55.3 million. The subsidiary of

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NOTE 9 — COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES — Continued

San Mateo paid approximately $2.4 million under these agreements during the three months ended March 31, 2018. As of March 31, 2018, the remaining obligations under these agreements were $3.1 million, which are expected to be paid within the next few months.
During the first quarter of 2018, a subsidiary of San Mateo entered into agreements for additional field compression and an amine gas treatment unit to maximize the operation of the Black River Processing Plant. San Mateo’s total commitments under these agreements are $13.4 million. The subsidiary of San Mateo paid approximately $0.4 million under these agreements during the three months ended March 31, 2018. As of March 31, 2018, the remaining obligations under these agreements were $13.0 million, which are expected to be paid within the next year.
Other Commitments
The Company does not own or operate its own drilling rigs, but instead enters into contracts with third parties for such drilling rigs. These contracts establish daily rates for the drilling rigs and the term of the Company’s commitment for the drilling services to be provided. The Company would incur a termination obligation if the Company elected to terminate a contract and if the drilling contractor were unable to secure replacement work for the contracted drilling rigs at the same daily rates being charged to the Company prior to the end of their respective contract terms. The Company’s undiscounted minimum outstanding aggregate termination obligations under its drilling rig contracts were approximately $32.7 million at March 31, 2018.
At March 31, 2018, the Company had outstanding commitments to participate in the drilling and completion of various non-operated wells. If all of these wells are drilled and completed as proposed, the Company’s minimum outstanding aggregate commitments for its participation in these non-operated wells were approximately $30.1 million at March 31, 2018. The Company expects these costs to be incurred within the next year.
Legal Proceedings
The Company is a party to several lawsuits encountered in the ordinary course of its business. While the ultimate outcome and impact to the Company cannot be predicted with certainty, in the opinion of management, it is remote that these lawsuits will have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial condition, results of operations or cash flows.

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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 10 — SUPPLEMENTAL DISCLOSURES


Accrued Liabilities
The following table summarizes the Company’s current accrued liabilities at March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (in thousands).
 
March 31,
2018
 
December 31, 2017
Accrued evaluated and unproved and unevaluated property costs
$
108,200

 
$
105,347

Accrued midstream property costs
22,817

 
14,823

Accrued lease operating expenses
12,234

 
12,611

Accrued interest on debt
18,228

 
8,345

Accrued asset retirement obligations
1,274

 
1,176

Accrued partners’ share of joint interest charges
26,109

 
27,628

Other
2,371

 
4,418

Total accrued liabilities
$
191,233

 
$
174,348

Supplemental Cash Flow Information
The following table provides supplemental disclosures of cash flow information for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and 2017 (in thousands).
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Increase in asset retirement obligations related to mineral properties
$
337

 
$
1,434

Decrease in asset retirement obligations related to midstream properties
$

 
$
(194
)
Increase in liabilities for oil and natural gas properties capital expenditures
$
5,863

 
$
2,820

Increase (decrease) in liabilities for midstream properties capital expenditures
$
8,090

 
$
(6,329
)
Stock-based compensation expense recognized as liability
$
(102
)
 
$
(152
)
Decrease in liabilities for accrued cost to issue equity
$

 
$
(294
)
Transfer of inventory (to) from oil and natural gas properties
$
(176
)
 
$
31

Transfer of inventory to midstream and other property and equipment
$
(820
)
 
$

The following table provides a reconciliation of cash and restricted cash recorded in the interim unaudited condensed consolidated balance sheets to cash and restricted cash as presented on the interim unaudited condensed consolidated statements of cash flows (in thousands).
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Cash
$
27,030

 
$
209,705

Restricted cash
25,753

 
14,604

Total cash and restricted cash
$
52,783

 
$
224,309



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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 11 — SEGMENT INFORMATION

The Company operates in two business segments: (i) exploration and production and (ii) midstream. The exploration and production segment is engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties and is currently focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. The Company also operates in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. The midstream segment conducts midstream operations in support of the Company’s exploration, development and production operations and provides natural gas processing, oil transportation services, natural gas, oil and salt water gathering services and salt water disposal services to third parties. Substantially all of the Company’s midstream operations in the Rustler Breaks and Wolf asset areas in the Delaware Basin are conducted through San Mateo.
The following tables present selected financial information for the periods presented regarding the Company’s business segments on a stand-alone basis, corporate expenses that are not allocated to a segment and the consolidation and elimination entries necessary to arrive at the financial information for the Company on a consolidated basis (in thousands). On a consolidated basis, midstream services revenues consist primarily of those revenues from midstream operations related to third parties, including working interest owners in the Company’s operated wells. All midstream services revenues associated with Company-owned production are eliminated in consolidation. In evaluating the operating results of the exploration and production and midstream segments, the Company does not allocate certain expenses to the individual segments, including general and administrative expenses. Such expenses are reflected in the column labeled “Corporate.”
 
Exploration and Production
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidations and Eliminations
 
Consolidated Company
 
 
Midstream
 
Corporate
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oil and natural gas revenues
$
180,260

 
$
1,694

 
$

 
$

 
$
181,954

Midstream services revenues

 
15,812

 

 
(12,744
)
 
3,068

Realized loss on derivatives
(4,258
)
 

 

 

 
(4,258
)
Unrealized gain on derivatives
10,416

 

 

 

 
10,416

Expenses(1)
106,155

 
7,198

 
17,209

 
(12,744
)
 
117,818

Operating income (loss)(2)
$
80,263

 
$
10,308

 
$
(17,209
)
 
$

 
$
73,362

Total assets
$
1,902,151

 
$
323,536

 
$
50,018

 
$

 
$
2,275,705

Capital expenditures(3)
$
189,445

 
$
45,717

 
$
526

 
$

 
$
235,688

_____________________
(1)
Includes depletion, depreciation and amortization expenses of $53.2 million and $1.5 million for the exploration and production and midstream segments, respectively. Also includes corporate depletion, depreciation and amortization expenses of $0.6 million.
(2)
Includes $5.0 million in net income attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries related to the midstream segment.
(3)
Includes $22.4 million in capital expenditures attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries related to the midstream segment.

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NOTE 11 — SEGMENT INFORMATION — Continued


 
Exploration and Production
 
 
 
 
 
Consolidations and Eliminations
 
Consolidated Company
 
 
Midstream
 
Corporate
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Oil and natural gas revenues
$
114,165

 
$
682

 
$

 
$

 
$
114,847

Midstream services revenues

 
9,616

 

 
(8,061
)
 
1,555

Realized loss on derivatives
(2,219
)
 

 

 

 
(2,219
)
Unrealized gain on derivatives
20,631

 

 

 

 
20,631

Expenses(1)
68,339

 
4,503

 
15,755

 
(8,061
)
 
80,536

Operating income (loss)(2)
$
64,238

 
$
5,795

 
$
(15,755
)
 
$

 
$
54,278

Total assets
$
1,296,823

 
$
166,148

 
$
223,422

 
$

 
$
1,686,393

Capital expenditures(3)
$
208,373

 
$
12,880

 
$
1,464

 
$

 
$
222,717

_____________________
(1)
Includes depletion, depreciation and amortization expenses of $32.5 million and $1.2 million for the exploration and production and midstream segments, respectively. Also includes corporate depletion, depreciation and amortization expenses of $0.3 million.
(2)
Includes $1.9 million in net income attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries related to the midstream segment.
(3)
Includes $4.7 million in capital expenditures attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries related to the midstream segment.



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UNAUDITED — CONTINUED

NOTE 12 — SUBSIDIARY GUARANTORS

Matador’s Notes are jointly and severally guaranteed by certain subsidiaries of Matador (the “Guarantor Subsidiaries”) on a full and unconditional basis (except for customary release provisions). At March 31, 2018, the Guarantor Subsidiaries were 100% owned by Matador. Matador is a parent holding company and has no independent assets or operations, and there are no significant restrictions on the ability of Matador to obtain funds from the Guarantor Subsidiaries by dividend or loan. San Mateo and its subsidiaries (the “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries”) are not guarantors of the Notes.
The following presents condensed consolidating financial information of the issuer (Matador), the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries, the Guarantor Subsidiaries and all entities on a consolidated basis (in thousands). Elimination entries are necessary to combine the entities. This financial information is presented in accordance with the requirements of Rule 3-10 of Regulation S-X. The following financial information may not necessarily be indicative of results of operations, cash flows or financial position had the Guarantor Subsidiaries operated as independent entities.
Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
March 31, 2018
 
 
Matador
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminating Entries
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intercompany receivable
 
$
601,346

 
$
487

 
$

 
$
(601,833
)
 
$

Third-party current assets
 
292

 
30,637

 
176,049

 

 
206,978

Net property and equipment
 

 
267,651

 
1,794,083

 

 
2,061,734

Investment in subsidiaries
 
1,216,908

 

 
136,713

 
(1,353,621
)
 

Third-party long-term assets
 
6,444

 

 
3,504

 
(2,955
)
 
6,993

Total assets
 
$
1,824,990

 
$
298,775

 
$
2,110,349

 
$
(1,958,409
)
 
$
2,275,705

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intercompany payable
 
$

 
$

 
$
601,833

 
$
(601,833
)
 
$

Third-party current liabilities
 
18,626

 
28,113

 
260,027

 
(274
)
 
306,492

Senior unsecured notes payable
 
574,118

 

 

 

 
574,118

Other third-party long-term liabilities
 

 
3,429

 
31,581

 
(2,681
)
 
32,329

Total equity attributable to Matador Resources Company
 
1,232,246

 
136,713

 
1,216,908

 
(1,353,621
)
 
1,232,246

Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
 

 
130,520

 

 

 
130,520

Total liabilities and equity
 
$
1,824,990

 
$
298,775

 
$
2,110,349

 
$
(1,958,409
)
 
$
2,275,705

Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet
December 31, 2017
 
 
Matador
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminating Entries
 
Consolidated
ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intercompany receivable
 
$
585,109

 
$
2,912

 
$

 
$
(588,021
)
 
$

Third-party current assets
 
2,240

 
9,334

 
245,596

 

 
257,170

Net property and equipment
 

 
223,178

 
1,658,278

 

 
1,881,456

Investment in subsidiaries
 
1,147,295

 

 
111,077

 
(1,258,372
)
 

Third-party long-term assets
 
6,425

 

 
3,642

 
(3,003
)
 
7,064

Total assets
 
$
1,741,069

 
$
235,424

 
$
2,018,593

 
$
(1,849,396
)
 
$
2,145,690

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Intercompany payable
 
$

 
$

 
$
588,021

 
$
(588,021
)
 
$

Third-party current liabilities
 
8,847

 
19,891

 
254,142

 
(274
)
 
282,606

Senior unsecured notes payable
 
574,073

 

 

 

 
574,073

Other third-party long-term liabilities
 
1,593

 
3,466

 
29,135

 
(2,729
)
 
31,465

Total equity attributable to Matador Resources Company
 
1,156,556

 
111,077

 
1,147,295

 
(1,258,372
)
 
1,156,556

Non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
 

 
100,990

 

 

 
100,990

Total liabilities and equity
 
$
1,741,069

 
$
235,424

 
$
2,018,593

 
$
(1,849,396
)
 
$
2,145,690

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
Matador
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminating Entries
 
Consolidated
Total revenues
 
$

 
$
17,194

 
$
186,480

 
$
(12,494
)
 
$
191,180

Total expenses
 
1,234

 
6,928

 
122,150

 
(12,494
)
 
117,818

Operating (loss) income
 
(1,234
)
 
10,266

 
64,330

 

 
73,362

Interest expense
 
(8,491
)
 

 

 

 
(8,491
)
Other income
 
6

 

 
47

 

 
53

Earnings in subsidiaries
 
69,613

 

 
5,236

 
(74,849
)
 

Income before income taxes
 
59,894

 
10,266

 
69,613

 
(74,849
)
 
64,924

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
 

 
(5,030
)
 

 

 
(5,030
)
Net income attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders
 
$
59,894

 
$
5,236

 
$
69,613

 
$
(74,849
)
 
$
59,894

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Operations
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
Matador
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminating Entries
 
Consolidated
Total revenues
 
$

 
$
9,663

 
$
132,648

 
$
(7,497
)
 
$
134,814

Total expenses
 
1,260

 
3,868

 
82,905

 
(7,497
)
 
80,536

Operating (loss) income
 
(1,260
)
 
5,795

 
49,743

 

 
54,278

Net gain on asset sales and inventory impairment
 

 

 
7

 

 
7

Interest expense
 
(8,455
)
 

 

 

 
(8,455
)
Other income
 
27

 

 
43

 

 
70

Earnings in subsidiaries
 
53,672

 

 
3,825

 
(57,497
)
 

Income before income taxes
 
43,984

 
5,795

 
53,618

 
(57,497
)
 
45,900

Total income tax provision (benefit)
 

 
54

 
(54
)
 

 

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
 

 
(1,916
)
 

 

 
(1,916
)
Net income attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders
 
$
43,984

 
$
3,825

 
$
53,672

 
$
(57,497
)
 
$
43,984

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
Matador
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminating Entries
 
Consolidated
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
 
$
(144
)
 
$
10,385

 
$
125,908

 
$

 
$
136,149

Net cash used in investing activities
 

 
(36,831
)
 
(204,323
)
 
20,400

 
(220,754
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
 

 
44,900

 
10,406

 
(20,400
)
 
34,906

(Decrease) increase in cash and restricted cash
 
(144
)
 
18,454

 
(68,009
)
 

 
(49,699
)
Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period
 
286

 
5,663

 
96,533

 

 
102,482

Cash and restricted cash at end of period
 
$
142

 
$
24,117

 
$
28,524

 
$

 
$
52,783

Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows
For the Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
Matador
 
Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Guarantor Subsidiaries
 
Eliminating Entries
 
Consolidated
Net cash (used in) provided by operating activities
 
$
(99,235
)
 
$
(1,064
)
 
$
161,608

 
$

 
$
61,309

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities
 
29

 
(19,147
)
 
(63,816
)
 
(142,040
)
 
(224,974
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
 

 
31,707

 
85

 
142,040

 
173,832

(Decrease) increase in cash and restricted cash
 
(99,206
)
 
11,496

 
97,877

 

 
10,167

Cash and restricted cash at beginning of period
 
99,795

 
2,900

 
111,447

 

 
214,142

Cash and restricted cash at end of period
 
$
589

 
$
14,396

 
$
209,324

 
$

 
$
224,309


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Matador Resources Company and Subsidiaries
NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS —
UNAUDITED — CONTINUED
NOTE 13 — SUBSEQUENT EVENTS

In April 2018, the Company entered into a short-term natural gas transportation agreement whereby the Company committed to firm transportation from the tailgate of the Black River Processing Plant. Under this short-term agreement, the Company will owe the fees to transport the committed volume whether or not the committed volume is transported through the counterparty’s pipeline. The minimum contractual obligation under this short-term contract is approximately $4.8 million. This short-term agreement ends September 30, 2019.
In addition, in April 2018, the Company entered into a 16-year, fixed-fee natural gas transportation agreement that begins on October 1, 2019, whereby the Company committed to firm transportation from the tailgate of the Black River Processing Plant. The Company will owe the fees to transport the committed volume whether or not the committed volume is transported through the counterparty’s pipeline. The minimum contractual obligation is approximately $56.8 million.



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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
The following discussion and analysis of our financial condition and results of operations should be read in conjunction with our interim unaudited consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto contained herein and the consolidated financial statements and related notes thereto contained in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 (the “Annual Report”) filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), along with Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations contained in the Annual Report. The Annual Report is accessible on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov and on our website at www.matadorresources.com. Our discussion and analysis includes forward-looking information that involves risks and uncertainties and should be read in conjunction with the “Risk Factors” section of the Annual Report and the section entitled “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” below for information about the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to be materially different than our forward-looking statements.
In this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q (the “Quarterly Report”), references to “we,” “our” or the “Company” refer to Matador Resources Company and its subsidiaries as a whole (unless the context indicates otherwise) and references to “Matador” refer solely to Matador Resources Company. For certain oil and natural gas terms used in this Quarterly Report, please see the “Glossary of Oil and Natural Gas Terms” included with the Annual Report.
Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
Certain statements in this Quarterly Report constitute “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act. Additionally, forward-looking statements may be made orally or in press releases, conferences, reports, on our website or otherwise, in the future by us or on our behalf. Such statements are generally identifiable by the terminology used such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecasted,” “hypothetical,” “intend,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” “would” or other similar words, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words.
By their very nature, forward-looking statements require us to make assumptions that may not materialize or that may not be accurate. Forward-looking statements are subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by such statements. Such factors include, among others: general economic conditions, changes in oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices and the demand for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, the success of our drilling program, the timing of planned capital expenditures, the sufficiency of our cash flow from operations together with available borrowing capacity under our credit agreement, uncertainties in estimating proved reserves and forecasting production results, operational factors affecting the commencement or maintenance of producing wells, the condition of the capital markets generally, as well as our ability to access them, the proximity to our properties and capacity of transportation facilities, availability of acquisitions, our ability to integrate acquisitions with our business, weather and environmental conditions, uncertainties regarding environmental regulations or litigation and other legal or regulatory developments affecting our business, and the other factors discussed below and elsewhere in this Quarterly Report and in other documents that we file with or furnish to the SEC, all of which are difficult to predict. Forward-looking statements may include statements about:
our business strategy;
our reserves;
our technology;
our cash flows and liquidity;
our financial strategy, budget, projections and operating results;
our oil and natural gas realized prices;
the timing and amount of future production of oil and natural gas;
the availability of drilling and production equipment;
the availability of oil field labor;
the amount, nature and timing of capital expenditures, including future exploration and development costs;
the availability and terms of capital;
our drilling of wells;
our ability to negotiate and consummate acquisition and divestiture opportunities;
government regulation and taxation of the oil and natural gas industry;
our marketing of oil and natural gas;
our exploitation projects or property acquisitions;
the integration of acquisitions with our business;

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our ability and the ability of our midstream joint venture to construct and operate midstream facilities, including the expansion and operation of our Black River cryogenic natural gas processing plant and the drilling of additional salt water disposal wells;
the ability of our midstream joint venture to attract third-party volumes;
our costs of exploiting and developing our properties and conducting other operations;
general economic conditions;
competition in the oil and natural gas industry, including in both the exploration and production and midstream segments;
the effectiveness of our risk management and hedging activities;
environmental liabilities;
counterparty credit risk;
developments in oil-producing and natural gas-producing countries;
our future operating results;
estimated future reserves and the present value thereof; and
our plans, objectives, expectations and intentions contained in this Quarterly Report or in our other filings with the SEC that are not historical.
Although we believe that the expectations conveyed by the forward-looking statements in this Quarterly Report are reasonable based on information available to us on the date hereof, no assurances can be given as to future results, levels of activity, achievements or financial condition.
You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement and should recognize that the statements are predictions of future results, which may not occur as anticipated. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements and from historical results, due to the risks and uncertainties described above, as well as others not now anticipated. The impact of any one factor on a particular forward-looking statement is not determinable with certainty as such factors are interdependent upon other factors. The foregoing statements are not exclusive and further information concerning us, including factors that potentially could materially affect our financial results, may emerge from time to time. We undertake no obligation to update forward-looking statements to reflect actual results or changes in factors or assumptions affecting such forward-looking statements, except as required by law, including the securities laws of the United States and the rules and regulations of the SEC.
Overview
We are an independent energy company engaged in the exploration, development, production and acquisition of oil and natural gas resources in the United States, with an emphasis on oil and natural gas shale and other unconventional plays. Our current operations are focused primarily on the oil and liquids-rich portion of the Wolfcamp and Bone Spring plays in the Delaware Basin in Southeast New Mexico and West Texas. We also operate in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas and the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas. Additionally, we conduct midstream operations, primarily through our midstream joint venture, San Mateo Midstream, LLC (“San Mateo”), in support of our exploration, development and production operations and provide natural gas processing, oil transportation services, oil, natural gas and salt water gathering services and salt water disposal services to third parties.
First Quarter Highlights
For the three months ended March 31, 2018, our total oil equivalent production was 4.1 million BOE, and our average daily oil equivalent production was 45,273 BOE per day, of which 26,465 Bbl per day, or 58%, was oil and 112.9 MMcf per day, or 42%, was natural gas. Our oil production of 2.4 million Bbl for the three months ended March 31, 2018 increased 44% year-over-year from 1.6 million Bbl for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Our natural gas production of 10.2 Bcf for the three months ended March 31, 2018 increased 28% year-over-year from 7.9 Bcf for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
For the first quarter of 2018, we reported net income attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders of approximately $59.9 million, or $0.55 per diluted common share on a GAAP basis, as compared to net income attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders of $44.0 million, or $0.44 per diluted common share, for the first quarter of 2017. For the first quarter of 2018, our Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders (“Adjusted EBITDA”), a non-GAAP financial measure, was $117.3 million, as compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $70.0 million during the first quarter of 2017. For a definition of Adjusted EBITDA and a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to our net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities, see “— Liquidity and Capital Resources — Non-GAAP Financial Measures.” For more information regarding our financial results for the first quarter of 2018, see “— Results of Operations” below.
During the first quarter of 2018, we continued our focus on the exploration, delineation and development of our Delaware Basin acreage in Loving County, Texas and Lea and Eddy Counties, New Mexico. We began 2018 operating six drilling rigs in the Delaware Basin and continued to do so throughout the first quarter of 2018. We expect to operate those six rigs in the

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Delaware Basin throughout 2018, including three rigs in the Rustler Breaks asset area, one rig in the Wolf/Jackson Trust asset areas, one rig in the Ranger/Arrowhead and Twin Lakes asset areas and one rig in the Antelope Ridge asset area. San Mateo’s third commercial salt water disposal well in the Rustler Breaks asset area became operational in the first quarter of 2018, and one of the three rigs operating in the Rustler Breaks asset area is also expected to drill at least two additional commercial salt water disposal wells in that area during 2018 for San Mateo, which, when completed, will result in five commercial salt water disposal wells in the Rustler Breaks asset area. Depending on commodity prices, costs, opportunities in new asset areas like Antelope Ridge, liquidity and other factors, we may consider adding a seventh rig towards the end of 2018.
In late March 2018, we completed the expansion of San Mateo’s Black River cryogenic natural gas processing plant in the Rustler Breaks asset area in Eddy County, New Mexico (the “Black River Processing Plant”), adding an incremental designed inlet capacity of 200 MMcf of natural gas per day and bringing the total designed inlet capacity of the Black River Processing Plant to 260 MMcf of natural gas per day. The expanded Black River Processing Plant supports our exploration and development activities in the Delaware Basin, and with the expanded capacity, San Mateo can offer natural gas processing services to other producers as well.
During the first quarter of 2018, we did not conduct any operated drilling and completion activities on our leasehold properties in the Eagle Ford shale play in South Texas or in the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays in Northwest Louisiana and East Texas, although we did participate in the drilling and completion of 3 gross (0.1 net) non-operated Haynesville shale wells that were turned to sales in the first quarter of 2018. We have no operated drilling activities planned in the Eagle Ford or in the Haynesville shale and Cotton Valley plays for the remainder of 2018.
We completed and turned to sales a total of 29 gross (16.1 net) wells in the Delaware Basin during the first quarter of 2018, including 16 gross (13.4 net) operated horizontal wells, one gross (1.0 net) operated vertical well and 12 gross (1.7 net) non-operated horizontal wells. During the first quarter of 2018, we began producing oil and natural gas from our first three gross (3.0 net) operated wells in the Antelope Ridge asset area, including a Wolfcamp A-XY completion, a Wolfcamp A-Lower completion and a First Bone Spring completion. We also participated in two gross (0.1 net) non-operated wells in the Antelope Ridge asset area. In the Rustler Breaks asset area, we began producing oil and natural gas from a total of 16 gross (9.1 net) wells during the first quarter of 2018, including nine gross (7.8 net) operated and seven gross (1.3 net) non-operated wells. Of the nine gross operated wells in the Rustler Breaks asset area, four were Wolfcamp A-XY completions, two were Wolfcamp A-Lower completions, two were Wolfcamp B-Blair completions and one was a vertical Morrow completion. In addition, we began producing oil and natural gas from two gross (1.0 net) operated wells in the Wolf and Jackson Trust asset areas during the first quarter of 2018, including a Wolfcamp A-XY completion and a Wolfcamp A-Lower completion. In the Ranger/Arrowhead and Twin Lakes asset areas, we began producing oil and natural gas from six gross (2.9 net) wells, including three gross (2.6 net) operated wells and three gross (0.3 net) non-operated wells during the first quarter of 2018.
As a result of our ongoing drilling and completion operations in these asset areas, our Delaware Basin production has continued to increase over the past twelve months. Our total Delaware Basin production for the first quarter of 2018 was 37,160 BOE per day, consisting of 23,363 Bbl of oil per day and 82.8 MMcf of natural gas per day, a 51% increase from production of 24,535 BOE per day, consisting of 15,685 Bbl of oil per day and 53.1 MMcf of natural gas per day, in the first quarter of 2017. The Delaware Basin contributed approximately 88% of our daily oil production and approximately 73% of our daily natural gas production in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to approximately 86% of our daily oil production and approximately 60% of our daily natural gas production in the first quarter of 2017.
Strategic Relationship with Plains
On January 22, 2018, a subsidiary of San Mateo entered into a strategic relationship with a subsidiary of Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (“Plains”) to gather and transport crude oil for us and additional customers in and around the Rustler Breaks asset area. Subsidiaries of San Mateo and Plains have agreed to work together through a joint tariff arrangement and related transactions to offer producers located within a joint development area of approximately 400,000 acres in Eddy County, New Mexico crude oil transportation services from the wellhead to Midland, Texas with access to other end markets, such as Cushing and the Gulf Coast. In addition, another subsidiary of Plains has agreed to purchase our oil production in the Rustler Breaks asset area in Eddy County, New Mexico and the Wolf asset area in Loving County, Texas.
Critical Accounting Policies
Other than as discussed in Note 2 to the interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in this Quarterly Report related to the adoption of ASU 2014-09, Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Topic 606), there have been no changes to our critical accounting policies and estimates from those set forth in the Annual Report.
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
See Note 2 to the interim unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements in this Quarterly Report for a summary of recent accounting pronouncements that we believe may have an impact on our financial statements upon adoption.

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Results of Operations
Revenues
The following table summarizes our unaudited revenues and production data for the periods indicated:
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
 
2018
 
2017
Operating Data:
 
 
 
Revenues (in thousands):(1)
 
 
 
Oil
$
148,159

 
$
83,636

Natural gas
33,795

 
31,211

Total oil and natural gas revenues
181,954

 
114,847

Third-party midstream services revenues
3,068

 
1,555

Realized loss on derivatives
(4,258
)
 
(2,219
)
Unrealized gain on derivatives
10,416

 
20,631

Total revenues
$
191,180

 
$
134,814

Net Production Volumes:(1)
 
 
 
Oil (MBbl)(2)
2,382

 
1,649

Natural gas (Bcf)(3)
10.2

 
7.9

Total oil equivalent (MBOE)(4)
4,075

 
2,970

Average daily production (BOE/d)(5)
45,273

 
32,999

Average Sales Prices:
 
 
 
Oil, without realized derivatives (per Bbl)
$
62.20

 
$
50.72

Oil, with realized derivatives (per Bbl)
$
60.40

 
$
49.73

Natural gas, without realized derivatives (per Mcf)
$
3.33

 
$
3.94

Natural gas, with realized derivatives (per Mcf)
$
3.33

 
$
3.86

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(1)
We report our production volumes in two streams: oil and natural gas, including both dry and liquids-rich natural gas. Revenues associated with natural gas liquids are included with our natural gas revenues.
(2)
One thousand barrels of oil.
(3)
One billion cubic feet of natural gas.
(4)
One thousand barrels of oil equivalent, estimated using a conversion ratio of one Bbl of oil per six Mcf of natural gas.
(5)
Barrels of oil equivalent per day, estimated using a conversion ratio of one Bbl of oil per six Mcf of natural gas.
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 as Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
Oil and natural gas revenues. Our oil and natural gas revenues increased $67.1 million to $182.0 million, or 58%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $114.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Our oil revenues increased $64.5 million, or 77%, to $148.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $83.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in oil revenues resulted from (i) a higher weighted average oil price realized for the three months ended March 31, 2018 of $62.20 per Bbl, as compared to $50.72 per Bbl realized for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and (ii) the 44% increase in our oil production to 2.4 million Bbl of oil for the three months ended March 31, 2018, or 26,465 Bbl of oil per day, as compared to 1.6 million Bbl of oil, or 18,323 Bbl of oil per day, for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in oil production was primarily attributable to our ongoing delineation and development drilling activities in the Delaware Basin. Our natural gas revenues increased by $2.6 million, or 8%, to $33.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $31.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in natural gas revenues resulted from the 28% increase in our natural gas production to 10.2 Bcf for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to 7.9 Bcf for the three months ended March 31, 2017, which was partially offset by a lower weighted average natural gas price realized for the three months ended March 31, 2018 of $3.33 per Mcf, as compared to $3.94 per Mcf realized for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in natural gas production was primarily attributable to our ongoing delineation and development drilling activities in the Delaware Basin.

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Third-party midstream services revenues. Our third-party midstream services revenues increased $1.5 million to $3.1 million, or 97%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $1.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Third-party midstream services revenues are those revenues from midstream operations related to third parties, including working interest owners in our operated wells. This increase was primarily attributable to a significant increase in (i) natural gas gathering and processing revenues to approximately $1.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, due to increased natural gas production in our Rustler Breaks and Wolf asset areas and (ii) an increase in our third-party salt water gathering and disposal revenue to approximately $1.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to approximately $0.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
Realized loss on derivatives. Our realized net loss on derivatives was $4.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to a realized net loss of $2.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. We realized a net loss of $4.3 million from our oil derivative contracts for the three months ended March 31, 2018 resulting from oil prices above the short call/ceiling prices of certain of our oil costless collar contracts and oil basis prices below swap prices of certain of our oil basis swap contracts. We realized a net loss of $1.6 million and $0.6 million from our oil and natural gas derivative contracts, respectively, for the three months ended March 31, 2017 resulting from oil and natural gas prices that were above the ceiling prices of the majority of our oil and natural gas costless collar contracts. We realized an average loss on our oil derivatives of approximately $1.81 per Bbl produced during the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to an average loss of $0.99 per Bbl produced during the three months ended March 31, 2017. Our total oil volumes hedged for the three months ended March 31, 2018 represented 55% of our total oil production, as compared to 58% of our total oil production for the three months ended March 31, 2017. We realized an average loss on our natural gas derivatives of less than $0.01 per Mcf produced during the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to an average loss of approximately $0.08 per Mcf produced for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Our total natural gas volumes hedged for the three months ended March 31, 2018 represented 41% of our total natural gas production, as compared to 66% of our total natural gas production for the three months ended March 31, 2017.
Unrealized gain on derivatives. Our unrealized net gain on derivatives was $10.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to an unrealized net gain of $20.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. During the three months ended March 31, 2018, the net fair value of our open oil and natural gas derivative contracts changed to a net liability of approximately $4.8 million from a net liability of $15.2 million at December 31, 2017, resulting in an unrealized net gain on derivatives of $10.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018. During the three months ended March 31, 2017, the net fair value of our open oil and natural gas derivative contracts changed to a net liability of approximately $4.3 million from a net liability of $25.0 million at December 31, 2016, resulting in an unrealized net gain on derivatives of $20.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.












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Expenses
The following table summarizes our unaudited operating expenses and other income (expense) for the periods indicated:
 
Three Months Ended 
 March 31,
(In thousands, except expenses per BOE)
2018
 
2017
Expenses:
 
 
 
Production taxes, transportation and processing
$
17,791

 
$
11,807

Lease operating 
22,148

 
15,758

Plant and other midstream services operating
4,220

 
2,341

Depletion, depreciation and amortization
55,369

 
33,992

Accretion of asset retirement obligations
364

 
300

General and administrative
17,926

 
16,338

Total expenses
117,818

 
80,536

Operating income
73,362

 
54,278

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Net gain on asset sales and inventory impairment

 
7

Interest expense
(8,491
)
 
(8,455
)
Other income
53

 
70

Total other expense
(8,438
)
 
(8,378
)
Income before income taxes
64,924

 
45,900

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest in subsidiaries
(5,030
)
 
(1,916
)
Net income attributable to Matador Resources Company shareholders
$
59,894

 
$
43,984

Expenses per BOE:
 
 
 
Production taxes, transportation and processing
$
4.37

 
$
3.98

Lease operating
$
5.44

 
$
5.31

Plant and other midstream services operating
$
1.04

 
$
0.79

Depletion, depreciation and amortization
$
13.59

 
$
11.45

General and administrative
$
4.40

 
$
5.50

Three Months Ended March 31, 2018 as Compared to Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
Production taxes, transportation and processing. Our production taxes, transportation and processing expenses increased $6.0 million to $17.8 million, or 51%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $11.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. On a unit-of-production basis, our production taxes, transportation and processing expenses increased 10% to $4.37 per BOE for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $3.98 per BOE for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in production taxes, transportation and processing expenses was primarily attributable to the $5.9 million increase in our production taxes to $13.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $7.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, primarily due to the $67.1 million increase in oil and natural gas revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017. In addition, the production tax rates in New Mexico are higher than production tax rates in Texas. As more of our oil and natural gas production becomes attributable to New Mexico, we expect our production tax expenses to increase proportionately.
Lease operating. Our lease operating expenses increased $6.4 million to $22.1 million, or an increase of 41%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $15.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. Our lease operating expenses on a unit-of-production basis increased 2% to $5.44 per BOE for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $5.31 per BOE for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The increase in lease operating expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to the three months ended March 31, 2017, was primarily attributable to an increase in costs of services and equipment related to the increased number of wells at March 31, 2018, as compared to March 31, 2017, as a result of our increased delineation and development drilling activities in the Delaware Basin.
Plant and other midstream services operating. Our plant and other midstream services operating expenses increased $1.9 million to $4.2 million, or an increase of 80%, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $2.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. This increase was partially attributable to (i) increased expenses associated with our expanded

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commercial salt water disposal operations to $2.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $1.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017, and (ii) increased expenses associated with the Black River Processing Plant to $1.7 million