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12.20.16 Concho Resources Inc. Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Conference Call for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company” or “Concho”) will host a conference call on Wednesday, February 22, 2017, at 8:30 AM CT (9:30 AM ET) to discuss fourth quarter and full-year 2016 financial and operating results. The Company plans to announce fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results on Tuesday, February 21, 2017, after close of trading.

Conference Call Information:

Dial-in: (844) 263-8298
Intl. dial-in: (478) 219-0007
Participant Passcode: 36119722

To access the live webcast, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com. The replay will also be available on Concho’s website under the “Investors” section.

Participation in Upcoming Conferences

The Company will participate in a panel discussion at the 2017 Goldman Sachs Global Energy Conference on Thursday, January 5, 2017. The presentation will not be webcast; however, the slides will be available on the Company’s website. Concho will also participate in the U.S. Capital Advisors E&P Corporate Access Day on Thursday, January 12, 2017.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.concho.com.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Vice President of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant Starnes, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

or

Ryan Thrasher, 432-686-3025

Financial Analyst

12.13.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Pricing of Senior Unsecured Notes

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (“Concho” or the “Company”) today announced that it has priced an offering of $600 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2025. The notes will bear interest at a rate of 4.375% per annum and will be issued at par. Concho intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the redemption of all of its outstanding 6.5% Senior Notes due 2022. Concho expects to close the sale of the notes on December 28, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the senior unsecured notes offering. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by e-mailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or via telephone at (866) 803-9204; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, Attention: WFS Customer Service, via telephone at (800) 645-3751, or by e-mailing wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement, as amended, relating to the securities has been filed and became effective August 6, 2015. This press release is not intended as a notice of redemption. Any such notice will be given to holders of the 6.5% Senior Notes due 2022 in a manner prescribed in the indenture governing those notes.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Vice President of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant Starnes, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

or

Ryan Thrasher, 432-686-3025

Financial Analyst

12.13.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Proposed Offering of Senior Unsecured Notes

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (“Concho” or the “Company”) today announced that it intends, subject to market conditions, to publicly offer $600 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes due 2025. The senior unsecured notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by all of Concho’s current subsidiaries. Concho intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to finance the redemption of all of its outstanding 6.5% Senior Notes due 2022.

BofA Merrill Lynch, J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Wells Fargo Securities, LLC will act as joint book-running managers for the senior unsecured notes offering. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriters will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting BofA Merrill Lynch, NC1-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, North Carolina 28255-0001, Attention: Prospectus Department, or by e-mailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, New York 11717, or via telephone at (866) 803-9204; or Wells Fargo Securities, LLC, 608 2nd Avenue South, Suite 1000, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55402, Attention: WFS Customer Service, via telephone at (800) 645-3751, or by e-mailing wfscustomerservice@wellsfargo.com.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement, as amended, relating to the securities has been filed and became effective August 6, 2015. This press release is not intended as a notice of redemption. Any such notice will be given to holders of the 6.5% Senior Notes due 2022 in a manner prescribed in the indenture governing those notes.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Vice President of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant Starnes, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

or

Ryan Thrasher, 432-686-3025

Financial Analyst

11.21.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Acquisition of Northern Delaware Basin Assets

Complementary Acquisition Adds Scale and Long-Lateral Drilling Inventory in Top-Tier Red Hills Area

Increases 2017 Production Growth Target Range to 18% to 21%

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (“Concho” or the “Company”) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 24,000 gross (16,400 net) acres in the northern Delaware Basin for approximately $430 million. The acquired acreage is complementary to the Company’s leasehold position in the northern Delaware Basin, with approximately 12,000 gross (10,000 net) acres located in the Red Hills area in Lea County, New Mexico.

Acquisition Highlights

  • Includes approximately 2.5 MBoepd (69% oil) of current production
  • Expands position in Red Hills area by more than 25% to approximately 47,000 net acres
  • Doubles long-lateral drilling inventory in Red Hills
  • Provides significant development upside across multiple, de-risked zones
  • Accretive to cash flow per share and leverage neutral

Tim Leach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “This transaction is an opportunistic bolt-on in the Red Hills area where we are consistently delivering strong well performance. Our evaluation provides for multiple opportunities to enhance value through increased density development on multi-well pads as well as additional zones beyond the Avalon Shale, Wolfcamp Shale and the emerging Wolfcamp Sands. With a continued focus on driving capital efficiency gains and actively managing our portfolio, this acquisition further strengthens our industry-leading position in the Permian Basin and reinforces our ability to deliver differentiated long-term growth.”

The Red Hills area is an oil-prone fairway generating exceptional returns at current commodity prices. With more than 5,000 feet of resource-rich hydrocarbon column, this area is highly prospective for multi-zone development. The acquisition more than doubles the Company’s long-lateral drilling inventory in Red Hills and enhances its ability to drill long laterals on existing Concho leasehold.

Consideration in the transaction includes approximately $150 million of cash and 2.18 million shares of Concho’s common stock. Concho expects to fund the cash portion of the transaction with cash on hand, borrowings under its credit facility and potential non-core asset sales. The acquisition is expected to close in January 2017 and is subject to customary closing conditions.

A presentation summarizing the transaction is available on Concho’s website at www.concho.com.

Full-Year 2017 Outlook

As a result of this acquisition, Concho plans to increase its operated rig count to an average of eight rigs in the northern Delaware Basin during 2017. Concho expects to grow oil production volumes by more than 20% year-over-year in 2017 and total production by 18% to 21%, up from the previously disclosed guidance range of 17% to 20%. The Company maintained its capital expenditure guidance of $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion for 2017. Based on the current commodity price outlook, Concho expects to fund its 2017 capital program within cash flow. The Company’s 2017 capital program excludes acquisitions and is subject to change depending upon a number of factors, including commodity prices and industry conditions.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses, including risks and liabilities associated with the Company’s acquisition of assets in the northern Delaware Basin; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Investor Relations

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Vice President of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant Starnes, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

or

Ryan Thrasher, 432-686-3025

Financial Analyst

11.08.16 Concho Resources Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2016 Results

Raised Full-Year 2016 Production Growth Target to 5%

Provided 2017 and Long-Term Growth Outlook

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company” or “Concho”) today reported financial and operating results for the third quarter of 2016.

Third-Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Delivered quarterly production of 14.1 million Boe, or 152.9 MBoepd, exceeding the high end of the Company’s guidance.
  • Achieved record 30-day production rates in the Company’s northern Delaware and southern Delaware Basin assets and record average lateral lengths in each of the Company’s key operating areas.
  • Raised full-year 2016 production growth target to 5%. Targeting 20% compound annual growth over the next three years within anticipated cash flows.
  • Reduced per-unit lease operating and cash general and administrative expenses 31% and 13%, respectively, year-over-year. Full-year 2016 lease operating expense guidance lowered to $6.00 per Boe.
  • Executed a disciplined capital program within cash flows and settlements from derivatives for fifth consecutive quarter.
  • Entered into an acquisition for 40,000 net acres, enhancing the Company’s acreage position and drilling inventory in the core of the Midland Basin.
  • Redeemed $600 million of 7.0% senior notes due 2021, further strengthening the balance sheet and improving the Company’s cash margin.
  • Reported a net loss of $51.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share. Adjusted net income totaled $43.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share (non-GAAP).
  • Generated $440.1 million of EBITDAX (non-GAAP).

See “Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a description of non-GAAP measures adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and EBITDAX and a reconciliation of these measures to the associated GAAP measure.

Tim Leach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “Results for this quarter highlight the strength of our business and relentless focus on enhancing capital efficiency. We have continued to accelerate value for shareholders by driving down cash costs while simultaneously exceeding the high-end of our production guidance range through outstanding operational performance. As a result of drilling efficiencies, completion optimization and portfolio high grading, we are raising our 2016 production growth target to 5%. We also achieved several milestones during the quarter, including consolidating core acreage in the Midland Basin, calling a series of bonds which contributed to reducing absolute debt by more than $1 billion year-over-year and investing within cash flow for the fifth consecutive quarter.

“Structural cost improvement combined with our high-quality drilling inventory has a profound impact on our ability to deliver leading, capital efficient growth over the long term. While we have significant momentum heading into 2017, continued commodity price volatility reinforces our commitment to managing capital spending within anticipated cash flows. We expect to execute a $1.4 billion to $1.6 billion capital program during 2017 and deliver production growth of 17% to 20% over a more robust 2016 production outlook. Further, we are uniquely positioned to generate 20% annualized production growth over the next three years within cash flows due to the quality of our portfolio, demonstrated financial discipline and operational excellence.”

Third-Quarter 2016 Operations Summary

Production for the third quarter of 2016 was 14.1 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), or an average of 152.9 thousand Boe per day (MBoepd), an increase of approximately 6% from the second quarter of 2016 and above the high end of the Company’s guidance. Average daily crude oil production for the third quarter of 2016 totaled 91.1 thousand barrels, and average daily natural gas production totaled 370.6 million cubic feet (MMcf). Two factors contributed to the Company’s production mix for the third quarter of 2016. Natural gas processing capacity in the Delaware Basin has significantly expanded, with more than one billion cubic feet per day of new capacity online since the beginning of 2016. The timing of completion activity and bringing new wells online also contributed to the production mix for the quarter. The Company expects to complete 60 to 70 gross wells during the fourth quarter of 2016, as compared to 46 gross completions in the third quarter of 2016.

During the third quarter of 2016, Concho averaged 17 rigs, compared to 13 rigs in the second quarter of 2016. Concho started drilling or participating in a total of 72 gross wells (67 operated wells) and completed 46 gross wells during the third quarter of 2016. The table below summarizes the Company’s drilling activity by core area for the third quarter of 2016.

   

Number of Wells
Drilled
(Gross)

   

Number of
Operated Wells
Drilled
(Gross)

   

Number of Wells
Completed
(Gross)

Delaware Basin 30 25 20
Midland Basin 29 29 7
New Mexico Shelf 13   13   19  

Total

72

 

67

 

46

 
 
Percent Horizontal 100 % 100 % 98 %
 

Northern Delaware Basin

Concho added 22 new horizontal wells in the northern Delaware Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the third quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,428 Boe per day (Boepd) (69% oil) and 1,776 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 5,532 feet. The Company currently has four horizontal rigs in the northern Delaware Basin.

High-Impact Red Hills Area Delivers Strong Performance

Concho’s large position in the northern Delaware Basin is characterized by a thick, resource-rich hydrocarbon column that lends itself to multi-zone development. The Company refers to its acreage in southern Lea County as the Red Hills area, where Concho is targeting the oil-prone Avalon Shale, Bone Spring Sands and Wolfcamp. The Company’s four-well, 80-acre spacing test, the Monet, has achieved outstanding performance with cumulative production of more than 690 MBoe (67% oil) over the first 145 days of production. The Company also recently conducted a two-well test targeting the Upper Wolfcamp Sands in Red Hills. The wells, the Viking Helmet State 002H and the Stove Pipe Federal 002H, were drilled to an average lateral length of 6,826 feet and produced at an average peak 30-day rate of 2,385 Boepd (84% oil). The Company plans to continue developing the Upper Wolfcamp Sands with an emphasis on optimizing lateral placement and development spacing.

Southern Delaware Basin

Concho added five new horizontal wells in the southern Delaware Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the third quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,505 Boepd (73% oil) and 1,751 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 7,474 feet. The Company currently has four horizontal rigs in the southern Delaware Basin.

Successful Delineation of the 3rd Bone Spring

Building on success from an initial 3rd Bone Spring test completed in the second quarter of 2016, Concho added two new 3rd Bone Spring horizontal wells during the third quarter of 2016. These wells were drilled to an average lateral length of 4,875 feet and produced at an average peak 30-day rate of 1,909 Boepd (64% oil).

Midland Basin

Concho added two new horizontal wells in the Midland Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the third quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,070 Boepd (85% oil) and 1,420 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 10,332 feet. The Company currently has eight horizontal rigs in the Midland Basin.

Outstanding Performance from Density Pilot

Concho recently completed an eight-well stacked density pilot, with four wells targeting the Lower Spraberry and four wells targeting the Wolfcamp B. Wells in each zone were spaced at approximately 80 acres and drilled to an average lateral length of 9,513 feet. Cumulative production from the density pilot totaled approximately 260 MBoe (85% oil) over the first 30 days of production.

New Mexico Shelf

In the New Mexico Shelf, Concho added seven new horizontal wells with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the third quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 414 Boepd (86% oil) and 562 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 4,778 feet. The Company currently has two horizontal rigs in the New Mexico Shelf.

Third-Quarter 2016 Financial Summary

Concho’s average realized price for oil and natural gas for the third quarter of 2016, excluding the effect of commodity derivatives, was $30.61 per Boe, compared with $33.74 per Boe for the third quarter of 2015.

Net loss for the third quarter of 2016 was $51.1 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, compared to net income of $179.7 million, or $1.49 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015. Adjusted net income (non-GAAP), which excludes non-cash and unusual items, for the third quarter of 2016 was $43.4 million, or $0.32 per diluted share, compared with adjusted net income (non-GAAP) of $39.3 million, or $0.33 per diluted share, for the third quarter of 2015.

EBITDAX (non-GAAP) for the third quarter of 2016 totaled $440.1 million, compared to $446.2 million for the third quarter of 2015.

Cash flows generated from operating activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, totaled $437.3 million, compared with $760.6 million for the same period last year. Cash flows from operating activities and net settlements received from derivatives were $1 billion for the nine months ended September 30, 2016, as compared to $1.2 billion for the same period last year.

See “Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a description of non-GAAP measures adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and EBITDAX and a reconciliation of these measures to the associated GAAP measures.

Financial Position and Liquidity

Concho continues to reinforce its strong financial position. During the third quarter of 2016, the Company redeemed the entire outstanding principal amount of $600 million 7.0% Senior Notes due January 2021. At September 30, 2016, Concho had cash of approximately $1.2 billion and long-term debt of $2.7 billion, which represents an approximately $1.1 billion reduction in long-term debt year-over-year.

Pro forma for the $1.2 billion cash consideration for the previously announced closing of the acquisition from Reliance Energy, Concho had cash of approximately $65 million and long-term debt of $2.7 billion at September 30, 2016. Additionally, the Company’s pro forma liquidity totaled approximately $2.6 billion as of September 30, 2016, which reflects its undrawn revolving credit facility with total capacity of $2.5 billion.

Outlook

2016

For the fourth quarter of 2016, Concho expects production to average between 164 MBoepd and 167 MBoepd.

The Company raised its full-year 2016 production growth target to 5%. Concho expects its total capital spend for 2016 to be $1.3 billion, within the Company’s guidance range of $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion and funded entirely within after-tax cash flow inclusive of settlements from derivatives. The capital plan excludes acquisitions, but includes approximately $30 million of drilling and completion capital attributable to the recently acquired assets in the Midland Basin. In addition, Concho updated its full-year 2016 outlook for certain items. The following table summarizes the Company’s current guidance for those items, as compared to the Company’s prior guidance.

    Full Year 2016
Prior     Current
Production growth 1% - 3% 5%
Oil mix 60% - 64% 61%
Lease operating expense and workover costs (per Boe) $6.50 - $7.00 $6.00
Interest expense (millions) $205 - $215 $200
Capital plan (excluding acquisitions) (billions) $1.1 - $1.3 $1.3
 

2017

Scale and diversity within the Permian Basin enable Concho to efficiently allocate capital with significant operational flexibility while continuously driving capital efficiency gains.

For 2017, the Company’s Board approved a capital budget of $1.6 billion. The Company remains committed to investing within cash flows, and based on the current commodity price outlook, expects capital spending to range between $1.4 billion and $1.6 billion. Concho expects to grow oil volumes by more than 20% year-over-year and total company production growth of 17% to 20%. Approximately 90% of capital will be directed to drilling and completion activity.

The Company’s northern Delaware Basin position continues to benefit from Concho’s enhanced completion techniques. The Company plans to allocate approximately 35% of total drilling capital to the northern Delaware Basin and operate an average of seven rigs in 2017, as compared to four rigs during 2016. The average lateral length for wells completed in 2017 is expected to increase 30% year-over-year to approximately 7,000 feet.

Concho plans to direct approximately 25% of total drilling capital to the southern Delaware Basin, where the Company plans to operate an average of four rigs during 2017. The Company’s targeted bolt-on acquisition efforts facilitate more efficient long-lateral development, and as a result, the Company expects the average lateral length for wells completed in 2017 to be approximately 10,000 feet, up 25% year-over-year.

Concho’s drilling program in the Midland Basin generates some of the strongest returns in its portfolio due to the Company’s consolidated core position, field-wide infrastructure systems and drilling and completion efficiencies. The Company plans to invest approximately 30% of its drilling capital to the Midland Basin to run an average of five rigs. The working interest of the drilling program is expected to average 70%, up from an average working interest of 50% in 2016 primarily due to the Company’s portfolio-enhancing acquisition of assets from Reliance Energy. The average lateral length for wells drilled in 2017 is expected to exceed 10,000 feet.

The New Mexico Shelf is a prolific oil play that yields repeatable results and stable cash flows. The Company plans to allocate approximately 10% of drilling capital to the New Mexico Shelf to run a two-rig program during 2017.

The Company’s 2017 capital program excludes acquisitions and is subject to change depending upon a number of factors, including commodity prices and industry conditions.

Commodity Derivatives Update

The Company enters into commodity derivatives to manage its exposure to commodity price fluctuations. For 2017, Concho has crude oil swap contracts covering approximately 67.2 MBopd at a weighted average price of $54.60 per Bbl. Please see the table under “Derivatives Information” below for detailed information about the Company’s current derivatives positions.

Addition to Management Group

Megan P. Hays has been promoted to Vice President of Investor Relations and will continue to lead the Company’s investor relations department. Mrs. Hays joined Concho in 2014 as Director of Investor Relations. She has over 10 years of experience in the oil and natural gas industry, beginning her career with Approach Resources in 2006. From January 2007 to July 2014, Mrs. Hays led Approach’s investor relations effort as well as its financial and capital markets activities. Mrs. Hays holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Texas Christian University.

Conference Call

Concho will discuss third quarter 2016 results on a conference call tomorrow, November 9, 2016, at 8:30 AM CT (9:30 AM ET). The telephone number and passcode to access the conference call are provided below:

Dial-in: (855) 445-9894
Intl. dial-in: (330) 863-3281
Participant Passcode: 92647461

To access the live webcast and view the related earnings presentation, visit Concho’s website at www.concho.com. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website under the “Investors” section.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and in the Company’s Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended June 30, 2016 and September 30, 2016; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
Unaudited
 
       
September 30, December 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)     2016     2015
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 1,158,939 $ 228,550
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts:
Oil and natural gas 202,865 203,972
Joint operations and other 207,351 190,608
Derivative instruments 119,175 652,498
Prepaid costs and other   30,480     38,922  
Total current assets   1,718,810     1,314,550  
Property and equipment:
Oil and natural gas properties, successful efforts method 16,769,269 15,846,307
Accumulated depletion and depreciation   (7,403,505 )   (5,047,810 )
Total oil and natural gas properties, net 9,365,764 10,798,497
Other property and equipment, net   181,267     178,450  
Total property and equipment, net   9,547,031     10,976,947  
Funds held in escrow 81,250 -
Deferred loan costs, net 12,078 15,585
Intangible asset - operating rights, net 24,597 25,693
Inventory 16,905 19,118
Noncurrent derivative instruments - 167,038
Other assets   169,963     122,945  
Total assets $ 11,570,634   $ 12,641,876  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable - trade $ 22,398 $ 13,200
Revenue payable 111,444 169,787
Accrued and prepaid drilling costs 326,184 228,523
Derivative instruments 3,508 -
Other current liabilities   109,114     184,910  
Total current liabilities   572,648     596,420  
Long-term debt 2,740,847 3,332,188
Deferred income taxes 862,766 1,630,373
Noncurrent derivative instruments 53,840 -
Asset retirement obligations and other long-term liabilities 145,950 140,344
Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000,000 authorized; 142,562,011 and

129,444,042 shares issued at September 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

143 129
Additional paid-in capital 6,229,586 4,628,390
Retained earnings 1,008,330 2,345,641

Treasury stock, at cost; 429,084 and 306,061 shares at September 30, 2016 and

December 31, 2015, respectively

  (43,476 )   (31,609 )
Total stockholders’ equity   7,194,583     6,942,551  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 11,570,634   $ 12,641,876  

 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Unaudited
 
               
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2016     2015     2016     2015
 
Operating revenues:
Oil sales $ 348,096 $ 391,963 $ 929,383 $ 1,212,437
Natural gas sales   82,452     71,511     181,028     201,984  
Total operating revenues   430,548     463,474     1,110,411     1,414,421  
Operating costs and expenses:
Oil and natural gas production 103,575 138,125 328,756 405,925
Exploration and abandonments 10,344 14,791 54,478 32,566
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 299,209 329,467 890,257 901,474
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,769 1,853 5,226 5,894
Impairments of long-lived assets - 7,588 1,524,645 7,588
General and administrative (including non-cash stock-based compensation of
$14,728 and $16,327 for the three months ended September 30, 2016 and
2015, respectively, and $43,201 and $47,272 for the nine months ended
September 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively) 53,505 60,052 160,657 179,776
(Gain) loss on derivatives (41,186 ) (413,130 ) 175,666 (381,071 )
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net   755     (32 )   (109,174 )   1,588  
Total operating costs and expenses   427,971     138,714     3,030,511     1,153,740  
Income (loss) from operations   2,577     324,760     (1,920,100 )   260,681  
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (52,994 ) (53,752 ) (161,634 ) (160,803 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt (27,670 ) - (27,670 ) -
Other, net   (3,433 )   524     (10,302 )   (7,875 )
Total other expense   (84,097 )   (53,228 )   (199,606 )   (168,678 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (81,520 ) 271,532 (2,119,706 ) 92,003
Income tax (expense) benefit   30,374     (91,873 )   782,395     (25,315 )
Net income (loss) $ (51,146 ) $ 179,659   $ (1,337,311 ) $ 66,688  
Earnings per share:
Basic net income (loss) $ (0.38 ) $ 1.49 $ (10.18 ) $ 0.56
Diluted net income (loss) $ (0.38 ) $ 1.49 $ (10.18 ) $ 0.56

 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Unaudited
 
       
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss) $ (1,337,311 ) $ 66,688
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 890,257 901,474
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 5,226 5,894
Impairments of long-lived assets 1,524,645 7,588
Exploration and abandonments, including dry holes 46,643 25,859
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 43,201 47,272
Deferred income taxes (767,607 ) 6,565
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net (109,174 ) 1,588
(Gain) loss on derivatives 175,666 (381,071 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt 27,670 -
Other non-cash items 10,928 8,074
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions:
Accounts receivable 60,977 111,475
Prepaid costs and other 7,347 (3,049 )
Inventory 1,641 (7,236 )
Accounts payable 9,254 4,089
Revenue payable (56,740 ) (52,366 )
Other current liabilities   (95,322 )   17,749  
Net cash provided by operating activities   437,301     760,593  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures on oil and natural gas properties (926,922 ) (2,177,144 )
Additions to property, equipment and other assets (20,688 ) (45,231 )
Proceeds from the disposition of assets 296,341 106
Funds held in escrow (81,250 ) -
Contributions to equity method investments (50,750 ) (45,000 )
Net settlements received from derivatives   582,043     443,441  
Net cash used in investing activities   (201,226 )   (1,823,828 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of debt - 1,337,900
Payments of debt (600,000 ) (1,030,900 )
Call premium on extinguishment of debt (21,000 ) -
Exercise of stock options 425 59
Excess tax benefit (deficiency) from stock-based compensation (688 ) 2,429
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock 1,327,444 741,509
Purchase of treasury stock (11,867 ) (4,963 )
Increase in bank overdrafts   -     17,200  
Net cash provided by financing activities   694,314     1,063,234  
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents 930,389 (1 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   228,550     21  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 1,158,939   $ 20  
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Issuance of common stock for a business combination $ 230,828 $ -

 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Summary Production and Price Data
Unaudited
 

The following table sets forth summary information concerning production and operating data for the periods indicated:

                   
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
                    2016     2015     2016     2015
       
Production and operating data:
Net production volumes:
Oil (MBbl) 8,383 8,945 24,620 26,042
Natural gas (MMcf) 34,096 28,746 92,087 78,014
Total (MBoe) 14,066 13,736 39,968 39,044
 
Average daily production volumes:
Oil (Bbl) 91,120 97,228 89,854 95,392
Natural gas (Mcf) 370,609 312,457 336,084 285,766
Total (Boe) 152,888 149,304 145,868 143,020
 
Average prices per unit:
Oil, without derivatives (Bbl) $ 41.52 $ 43.82 $ 37.75 $ 46.56
Oil, with derivatives (Bbl) (a) $ 59.87 $ 61.23 $ 60.74 $ 62.65
Natural gas, without derivatives (Mcf) $ 2.42 $ 2.49 $ 1.97 $ 2.59
Natural gas, with derivatives (Mcf) (a) $ 2.46 $ 2.78 $ 2.14 $ 2.90
Total, without derivatives (Boe) $ 30.61 $ 33.74 $ 27.78 $ 36.23
Total, with derivatives (Boe) (a) $ 41.65 $ 45.68 $ 42.35 $ 47.58
 
Operating costs and expenses per Boe:
Lease operating expenses and workover costs $ 4.98 $ 7.23 $ 6.00 $ 7.38
Oil and natural gas taxes $ 2.38 $ 2.83 $ 2.23 $ 3.02
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 21.27 $ 23.99 $ 22.27 $ 23.09
General and administrative $ 3.80 $ 4.37 $ 4.02 $ 4.60
                                       
 
(a) Includes the effect of net cash receipts from derivatives:
                             
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015     2016     2015
 
Net cash receipts from derivatives:
Oil derivatives $ 153,823 $ 155,732 $ 565,918 $ 419,047
Natural gas derivatives   1,541   8,301   16,125   24,394
Total $ 155,364 $ 164,033 $ 582,043 $ 443,441
                             
 
The presentation of average prices with derivatives is a result of including the net cash receipts from commodity derivatives that are presented in our statements of cash flows. This presentation of average prices with derivatives is a means by which to reflect the actual cash performance of our commodity derivatives for the respective periods and presents oil and natural gas prices with derivatives in a manner consistent with the presentation generally used by the investment community.

               
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Costs Incurred
Unaudited
 

The table below provides the costs incurred for oil and natural gas producing activities for the periods indicated:

 
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015     2016     2015
 
Property acquisition costs:
Proved $ 546 $ 56,636 $ 256,655 $ 58,879
Unproved 15,079 161,921 172,486 195,971
Exploration 176,687 201,737 513,109 973,957
Development   96,977   99,490   287,120   622,644
Total costs incurred for oil and natural gas properties $ 289,289 $ 519,784 $ 1,229,370 $ 1,851,451
                             
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Derivatives Information
Unaudited
 

The table below provides data associated with the Company’s derivatives at November 8, 2016, for the periods indicated:

 
2017
Fourth Quarter

2016

First

Quarter

Second

Quarter

Third

Quarter

Fourth

Quarter

Total 2018
 
Oil Swaps: (a)
Volume (Bbl) 5,054,000 6,860,870 6,348,480 5,854,370 5,465,080 24,528,800 14,807,540
Price per Bbl $ 59.38 $ 57.11 $ 57.66 $ 51.25 $ 51.48 $ 54.60 $ 50.35
 
Oil Basis Swaps: (b)
Volume (Bbl) 5,060,000 6,288,000 5,823,000 4,968,000 4,968,000 22,047,000 -
Price per Bbl $ (1.48 ) $ (1.02 ) $ (1.06 ) $ (0.49 ) $ (0.49 ) $ (0.79 ) $ -
 
Natural Gas Swaps: (c)
Volume (MMBtu) 7,360,000 12,335,315 11,531,642 10,770,441 10,580,000 45,217,398 7,300,000
Price per MMBtu $ 3.02 $ 3.03 $ 3.02 $ 3.02 $ 3.01 $ 3.02 $ 3.01
                                               
 
(a) The index prices for the oil contracts are based on the New York Mercantile Exchange (“NYMEX”) – West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) monthly average futures price.
(b) The basis differential price is between Midland – WTI and Cushing – WTI.
(c) The index prices for the natural gas price swaps are based on the NYMEX – Henry Hub last trading day futures price.

 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Unaudited
 

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with the United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, the Company believes certain non-GAAP performance measures may provide financial statement users with additional meaningful comparisons between current results, the results of its peers and of prior periods. In addition, the Company believes these measures are used by analysts and others in the valuation, rating and investment recommendations of companies within the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. See the reconciliations throughout this release of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures for the periods indicated.

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share

The Company’s presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share that exclude the effect of certain items are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share represent earnings and diluted earnings per share determined under GAAP without regard to certain non-cash and unusual items. The Company believes these measures provide useful information to analysts and investors for analysis of its operating results on a recurring, comparable basis from period to period. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for earnings or diluted earnings per share as determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following table provides a reconciliation from the GAAP measure of net income (loss) to adjusted net income (non-GAAP), both in total and on a per diluted share basis, for the periods indicated:

               
Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2016     2015     2016     2015
 
Net income (loss) - as reported $ (51,146 ) $ 179,659 $ (1,337,311 ) $ 66,688
 
Adjustments for certain non-cash and unusual items:
(Gain) loss on derivatives (41,186 ) (413,130 ) 175,666 (381,071 )
Net cash receipts from derivatives 155,364 164,033 582,043 443,441
Impairments of long-lived assets - 7,588 1,524,645 7,588
Leasehold abandonments 8,000 13,283 39,849 16,646
Loss on extinguishment of debt 27,670 - 27,670 -
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets and other 755 (32 ) (108,263 ) 1,588
Tax impact (56,024 ) 87,879 (833,879 ) (33,954 )
Change in statutory effective income tax rates   -     -     -     (1,826 )
Adjusted net income $ 43,433   $ 39,280   $ 70,420   $ 119,100  
 
Net income (loss) per diluted share - as reported $ (0.38 ) $ 1.49 $ (10.18 ) $ 0.56
 
Adjustments for certain non-cash and unusual items per diluted share:
(Gain) loss on derivatives (0.31 ) (3.42 ) 1.33 (3.23 )
Net cash receipts from derivatives 1.15 1.36 4.43 3.76
Impairments of long-lived assets - 0.06 11.60 0.06
Leasehold abandonments 0.06 0.11 0.30 0.14
Loss on extinguishment of debt 0.20 - 0.21 -
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets and other 0.01 - (0.82 ) 0.01
Tax impact (0.41 ) 0.73 (6.34 ) (0.29 )
Change in statutory effective income tax rates   -     -     -     (0.01 )
Adjusted net income per diluted share $ 0.32   $ 0.33   $ 0.53   $ 1.00  
 
Adjusted earnings per share:
Basic net income $ 0.32 $ 0.33 $ 0.53 $ 1.00
Diluted net income $ 0.32 $ 0.33 $ 0.53 $ 1.00
 

Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to EBITDAX

EBITDAX (as defined below) is presented herein and reconciled from the GAAP measure of net income (loss) because of its wide acceptance by the investment community as a financial indicator of a company’s ability to internally fund exploration and development activities.

The Company defines EBITDAX as net income (loss), plus (1) exploration and abandonments expense, (2) depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, (3) accretion expense, (4) impairments of long-lived assets, (5) non-cash stock-based compensation expense, (6) (gain) loss on derivatives, (7) net cash receipts from derivatives, (8) (gain) loss on disposition of assets, net, (9) interest expense, (10) loss on extinguishment of debt and (11) federal and state income tax expense (benefit). EBITDAX is not a measure of net income (loss) or cash flows as determined by GAAP.

The Company’s EBITDAX measure provides additional information which may be used to better understand the Company’s operations. EBITDAX is one of several metrics that the Company uses as a supplemental financial measurement in the evaluation of its business and should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss) as an indicator of operating performance. Certain items excluded from EBITDAX are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic cost of depreciable assets, none of which are components of EBITDAX. EBITDAX, as used by the Company, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The Company believes that EBITDAX is a widely followed measure of operating performance and is one of many metrics used by the Company’s management team and by other users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements. For example, EBITDAX can be used to assess the Company’s operating performance and return on capital in comparison to other independent exploration and production companies without regard to financial or capital structure, and to assess the financial performance of the Company’s assets and the Company without regard to capital structure or historical cost basis.

The following table provides a reconciliation of the GAAP measure of net income (loss) to EBITDAX (non-GAAP) for the periods indicated:

    Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended
September 30, September 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015     2016     2015
       
Net income (loss) $ (51,146 ) $ 179,659 $ (1,337,311 ) $ 66,688
Exploration and abandonments 10,344 14,791 54,478 32,566
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 299,209 329,467 890,257 901,474
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,769 1,853 5,226 5,894
Impairments of long-lived assets - 7,588 1,524,645 7,588
Non-cash stock-based compensation 14,728 16,327 43,201 47,272
(Gain) loss on derivatives (41,186 ) (413,130 ) 175,666 (381,071 )
Net cash receipts from derivatives 155,364 164,033 582,043 443,441
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net 755 (32 ) (109,174 ) 1,588
Interest expense 52,994 53,752 161,634 160,803
Loss on extinguishment of debt 27,670 - 27,670 -
Income tax expense (benefit)   (30,374 )   91,873     (782,395 )   25,315  
EBITDAX $ 440,127   $ 446,181   $ 1,235,940   $ 1,311,558  

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Vice President of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

10.04.16 Concho Resources Inc. Schedules Third Quarter 2016 Results Conference Call for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) will host a conference call on Wednesday, November 9, 2016, at 8:30 AM CT (9:30 AM ET) to discuss third quarter 2016 financial and operating results. The Company plans to announce third quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, November 8, 2016, after close of trading.

Conference Call Information:

Dial-in: (855) 445-9894
Intl. dial-in: (330) 863-3281
Participant Passcode: 92647461

To access the live webcast, visit www.concho.com. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website under the “Investors” section.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.concho.com.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

10.04.16 Concho Resources Inc. Completes Acquisition of Midland Basin Assets

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company” or “Concho”) today completed its previously announced acquisition of approximately 40,000 net acres in the core of the Midland Basin from Reliance Energy for approximately $1.625 billion. The acquired assets, which are located in Andrews, Martin and Ector counties in Texas, include production of 10 MBoepd, comprised of 67% crude oil. Concho is currently running one rig on the acquired assets and plans to add a second rig in early 2017.

Strong Financial Position

The Company recently completed its previously announced redemption of the entire outstanding principal amount of $600 million of its 7.0% Senior Notes due January 2021 (the “Notes”). The redemption price for the Notes was 103.5% of the principal amount outstanding, which included the make-whole premium for the early redemption of the Notes as determined in accordance with the indenture governing the Notes. The Company also paid accrued and unpaid interest on the Notes through September 19, 2016, the redemption date.

Concho continues to reinforce its strong financial position. Pro forma for the Notes redemption, closing of the previously announced common stock offering and closing of the Reliance acquisition, the Company had long-term debt of approximately $2.7 billion as of June 30, 2016, representing a $0.9 billion reduction in long-term debt since June 30, 2015. Additionally, the Company’s pro forma liquidity totaled approximately $2.5 billion as of June 30, 2016, which reflects its undrawn revolving credit facility with total capacity of $2.5 billion.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016; risks relating to declines, or the sustained depression of, prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and qualified personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses, including the Company’s acquisition of assets in the Midland Basin; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

08.15.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Pricing of Common Stock Offering

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) today announced that it has priced a public offering of 9,000,000 shares of its common stock for total gross proceeds (before underwriters’ fees and estimated expenses) of approximately $1,178 million. The underwriters have an option for 30 days to purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 shares of common stock from the Company.

The underwriters intend to offer the shares from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. On August 15, 2016, the last sale price of the shares as reported on the New York Stock Exchange was $136.44 per share.

Proceeds from the offering are expected to finance part of the cash portion of the purchase price for the Company’s recently announced acquisition of Midland Basin assets (the “Acquisition”), subject to the closing of the Acquisition, and fund part of the redemption of the Company’s 7.0% Senior Notes due January 2021, with any remaining balance to be used for general corporate purposes, including funding future capital expenditures associated with our acquisition, exploration and development activities. Consummation of this offering, however, is not conditioned upon completion of the Acquisition. If the Acquisition is not consummated, the Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding future capital expenditures associated with our acquisition, exploration and development activities.

Credit Suisse, BofA Merrill Lynch and J.P. Morgan are acting as joint book-running managers for the offering. The offering is expected to close on August 19, 2016, subject to customary closing conditions.

The offering will be made only by means of a prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriter will arrange to send you the prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010, via telephone at 1-800-221-1037, or by emailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com; or BofA Merrill Lynch, NCI-004-03-43, 200 North College Street, 3rd floor, Charlotte, NC 28255-0001, Attn: Prospectus Department, or by emailing dg.prospectus_requests@baml.com; or J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, c/o Broadridge Financial Solutions, 1155 Long Island Avenue, Edgewood, NY 11717, Attention: Prospectus Department, via telephone at 866.803.9204, or by e-mailing prospectus-eq_fi@jpmchase.com.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to the securities has been filed and became effective on August 5, 2015.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses, including the Acquisition; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

08.15.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Public Offering of Common Stock

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) today announced the launch of an underwritten public offering of 9,000,000 shares of common stock. The underwriters will have an option to purchase up to an additional 1,350,000 shares of common stock from the Company.

The underwriters intend to offer the shares from time to time for sale in one or more transactions on the New York Stock Exchange, in the over-the-counter market, through negotiated transactions or otherwise at market prices prevailing at the time of sale, at prices related to prevailing market prices or at negotiated prices. On August 12, 2016, the last sale price of the shares as reported on the New York Stock Exchange was $133.73 per share.

Proceeds from the offering are expected to finance part of the cash portion of the purchase price for the Company’s recently announced acquisition of Midland Basin assets (the “Acquisition”), subject to the closing of the Acquisition, and fund part of the redemption of the Company’s 7.0% Senior Notes due January 2021, with any remaining balance to be used for general corporate purposes, including funding future capital expenditures associated with our acquisition, exploration and development activities. Consummation of this offering, however, is not conditioned upon completion of the Acquisition. If the Acquisition is not consummated, the Company intends to use the net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including funding future capital expenditures associated with our acquisition, exploration and development activities.

Credit Suisse is acting as the book-running manager for the offering. The offering will be made only by means of a preliminary prospectus supplement and the accompanying base prospectus, copies of which may be obtained on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s website at www.sec.gov. Alternatively, the underwriter will arrange to send you the preliminary prospectus supplement and related base prospectus if you request them by contacting Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC, Attention: Prospectus Department, One Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10010, via telephone at 1-800-221-1037, or by e-mailing newyork.prospectus@credit-suisse.com.

This press release is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of any such securities in any state or jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state or jurisdiction. A registration statement relating to the securities has been filed and became effective on August 6, 2015.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses, including the Acquisition; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

08.15.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Acquisition of Midland Basin Assets

Includes Approximately 40,000 Net Acres in Core Midland Basin

2017 Production Growth Outlook Approximately 20%

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company” or “Concho”) today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire approximately 40,000 net acres in the core of the Midland Basin from Reliance Energy, a privately held, Midland-based energy company, for $1.625 billion. The privately negotiated acquisition is consistent with Concho’s opportunistic and disciplined portfolio management strategy as it expands its core Midland Basin position to more than 150,000 net acres and production of 30 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBoepd).

Acquisition Highlights

  • Adds approximately 40,000 net acres with an average 99% working interest to Concho’s core Midland Basin position
  • Includes approximately 10 MBoepd (67% oil) of current production
  • Enhances the Company’s drilling inventory with more than 530 long-lateral drilling locations targeting the Middle Spraberry, Lower Spraberry and Wolfcamp B
  • Provides expansive development upside across multiple zones

Tim Leach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “This transaction demonstrates Concho’s commitment to the Midland Basin as a core operating area and highlights our continued efforts to consolidate complementary leasehold. In line with the objectives of our southern Delaware Basin acquisition in the first quarter of 2016, these assets not only build scale, but more importantly high-grade our inventory with additional long-lateral locations that compete with the best projects in the Permian Basin. As we continue to enhance our ability to efficiently allocate capital across our four key assets in the Permian Basin, we are uniquely positioned to deliver attractive returns today and build shareholder value over the long term.”

The acquisition includes 10 MBoepd from 326 vertical wells and 44 horizontal wells, only one of which was completed in 2016. The present value of this stable production base at current NYMEX strip pricing is approximately $0.5 billion, with the remaining $1.1 billion of the purchase price attributable to 40,000 undeveloped acres.

Estimated proved reserves attributable to the acquisition total approximately 43 million Boe. Proved developed reserves represent approximately 69% of the total proved reserves. The estimate of proved reserves is based on the Company’s internal estimates as of June 30, 2016, and utilizes the Securities and Exchange Commission’s reserve recognition standards and pricing assumptions based on the trailing 12-month average first-day-of-the-month prices of $39.63 per Bbl of oil and $2.24 per MMBtu of natural gas.

The acquired acreage is located in Andrews, Martin and Ector counties in Texas with minimal leasehold obligations. The acquisition adds more than 530 long-lateral drilling locations to the Company’s inventory. Due to the contiguous nature of the acquired assets, two-thirds of these locations are two-mile laterals, and the remaining locations are 1.5-mile laterals. The engineered locations are based on eight locations per zone in the Middle Spraberry, Lower Spraberry or Wolfcamp B, with two to three of these zones targeted per drilling spacing unit. The Company believes there is substantial development upside from applying optimal drilling and completion methods, testing closer well spacing and delineating other zones.

Consideration in the transaction includes approximately $1.1 billion of cash and 3.96 million shares of Concho’s common stock valued at approximately $0.5 billion and issuable pursuant to a stock payment option that the Company intends to exercise. The Company intends to fund the cash portion of the acquisition through proceeds from a potential equity market transaction, subject to market conditions and other factors. The acquisition is expected to close in October 2016, and is subject to customary closing conditions.

Vinson & Elkins LLP acted as legal advisor and Evercore acted as financial advisor to Concho on the acquisition. Sidley Austin LLP acted as legal advisor to Reliance Energy.

For a map related to this acquisition, visit “Investor News” on the “Investors” page on the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Outlook

Full Year 2016

Concho updated its full-year 2016 production outlook to a range of 1% to 3% annual growth to reflect production from the acquired assets in the fourth quarter of 2016. The Company maintained its capital expenditure guidance of $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion, excluding acquisitions.

Full Year 2017

Based on the current commodity price outlook, Concho expects to execute a capital program within cash flow and deliver approximately 20% annual production growth, with oil volume growth exceeding 20%. Concho’s 2017 capital program excludes acquisitions and is subject to change depending upon a number of factors, including commodity prices and industry conditions.

Redemption of Senior Notes

In addition to the announced transaction, the Company intends to issue a notice to redeem the entire outstanding principal amount of $600 million of its 7.0% Senior Notes due January 2021 (the “Notes”) pursuant to the special mandatory redemption procedures set forth in the indenture governing the terms of the Notes. The Company plans to fund the redemption primarily through cash on hand. This press release is not intended as a notice of any such redemption.

Management Update

Brenda R. Schroer, who currently serves as the Company’s Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer, has assumed the additional role of Treasurer. Ms. Schroer joined Concho in 2013 as Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer and was previously with Ernst & Young LLP since 1999. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from West Texas A&M University, and a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas A&M University and is a certified public accountant.

Participation in Upcoming Conferences

The Company announced it will participate in the following conferences:

Conference Date         Conference
August 24, 2016



Heikkinen Energy Conference
September 6, 2016



Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference
September 13, 2016



Raymond James North American Equities Conference





 

The Company will present at the Barclays CEO Energy-Power Conference on Tuesday, September 6 at 3:05 PM ET. The presentation will be available on the Company’s website on or prior to the day of the first conference.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2016; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses, including the Company’s acquisition of assets in the Midland Basin; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

08.02.16 Concho Resources Inc. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company” or “Concho”) today reported financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2016.

Second-Quarter 2016 Highlights

  • Delivered quarterly production of 13.2 million Boe, or 145.2 MBoepd, exceeding the high end of the Company’s guidance.
  • Raised full-year 2016 production outlook to a range of 0% to 2% annual growth and maintained capital expenditure outlook.
  • Reduced per-unit lease operating expense by 20% year-over-year and quarter-over-quarter and lowered full-year 2016 guidance for per-unit lease operating expense.
  • Reported a net loss of $265.7 million, or $2.04 per diluted share. Net income totaled $33.9 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, on an adjusted basis (non-GAAP).
  • Generated $413.6 million of EBITDAX (non-GAAP).

See “Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a description of non-GAAP measures adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and EBITDAX and a reconciliation of these measures to the associated GAAP measure.

Tim Leach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “We continue to execute a disciplined strategy that is focused on improving capital productivity while extending our track record of solid operational performance. The second quarter exceeded expectations both operationally and financially. Production surpassed the high-end of our guidance range, and for the fourth straight quarter our capital spending was funded within cash flow. Our updated 2016 outlook for annual production growth and lower cash operating expenses reflects the quality of our assets and our efforts to pursue sustainable efficiencies that enhance full-cycle returns. The momentum we are generating combined with the scale of our core assets in the Permian Basin reinforces our 2017 outlook for double-digit production growth while continuing to balance capital and cash flow.”

Second-Quarter 2016 Operations Summary

Production for the second quarter of 2016 was 13.2 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), or an average of 145.2 thousand Boe per day (MBoepd), an increase of 4% from the first quarter of 2016 and above the high end of the Company’s guidance. Second-quarter 2016 production was comprised of 62% oil and 38% natural gas.

During the second quarter of 2016, Concho averaged 13 rigs, compared to 10 rigs in the first quarter of 2016. Concho started drilling or participating in a total of 55 gross wells (48 operated wells) and completed 55 gross wells during the second quarter of 2016. The table below summarizes the Company’s drilling activity by core area for the second quarter of 2016.

   

Number of Wells
Drilled
(Gross)

   

Number of
Operated Wells
Drilled
(Gross)

   

Number of Wells
Completed
(Gross)

Delaware Basin 28 24 35
Midland Basin 16 13 10
New Mexico Shelf 11   11   10  
Total 55   48   55  
 
Percent Horizontal 98 % 100 % 96 %
 

Delaware Basin

Production from horizontal wells in the Delaware Basin totaled 88.5 MBoepd in the second quarter of 2016, up 8% over the second quarter of 2015. During the second quarter of 2016, Concho drilled 28 gross wells in the Delaware Basin, including 12 wells in the Wolfcamp, nine wells in the Bone Spring Sands and seven wells in the Avalon Shale.

Concho added 24 new horizontal wells in the northern Delaware Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the second quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,100 Boe per day (Boepd) (73% oil) and 1,470 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 4,879 feet. The oil-rich Avalon Shale in Lea County, New Mexico, continues to be a key focus. The Company’s Avalon Shale program to date has delineated the multi-zone potential, with production data indicating that the upper and lower zones are distinct targets, which has positive implications for the development outlook of the play.

Concho added four new horizontal wells in the southern Delaware Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the second quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,284 Boepd (77% oil) and 1,772 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 5,360 feet. To date, the Company has focused on developing the Wolfcamp zone in the southern Delaware Basin. During the second quarter of 2016, the Company achieved strong results from a 3rd Bone Spring Sand delineation well in its North Harpoon area. The Company plans to complete additional 3rd Bone Spring Sand wells during the second half of 2016.

The Company currently has eight horizontal rigs in the Delaware Basin, with four horizontal rigs in the northern Delaware Basin and four horizontal rigs in the southern Delaware Basin.

Midland Basin

Concho added nine new horizontal wells in the Midland Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the second quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 629 Boepd (85% oil) and 925 Boepd, respectively. The Company commenced drilling operations on these wells in 2015, and the average lateral length was 6,193 feet; however, the Company plans to drill substantially all wells to approximately 10,000 feet in lateral length during 2016. The average lateral length for the 13 gross operated wells drilled in the Midland Basin during the second quarter of 2016 was approximately 10,000 feet.

During the first half of 2016, the Company tested completion designs utilizing various sand concentrations. Well results disclosed during the first quarter of 2016 reflected larger stimulations with high sand concentrations, while the nine new horizontal wells added during the second quarter of 2016 utilized smaller completion designs. The experimentation in the first half of 2016 provides important data that facilitates the transition to development mode in the Midland Basin. The Company anticipates future wells will be completed with higher proppant concentrations to maximize recovery from multiple targets. Two wells in Upton County were recently turned to sales, both of which were completed with higher proppant concentrations, with an average peak 30-day and 24-hour rate of 1,070 Boepd (85% oil) and 1,420 Boepd, respectively. In addition, the Company is currently completing an eight-well test, with four wells targeting the Lower Spraberry and four wells targeting the Wolfcamp B.

The Company currently has six horizontal rigs in the Midland Basin.

New Mexico Shelf

In the New Mexico Shelf, Concho added four new horizontal wells with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the second quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 472 Boepd (82% oil) and 592 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 4,655 feet. The wells added during the second quarter of 2016 mark the second-consecutive record for peak rates achieved in the play. Although the Company has moderated activity in the area, the Company continues to advance horizontal development in the New Mexico Shelf and has been able to maintain stable production from year-end 2015 levels.

The Company currently has two horizontal rigs in the New Mexico Shelf.

Second-Quarter 2016 Financial Summary

Concho’s average realized price for oil and natural gas for the second quarter of 2016, excluding the effect of commodity derivatives, was $30.00 per Boe, compared with $40.07 per Boe for the second quarter of 2015.

Net loss for the second quarter of 2016 was $265.7 million, or $2.04 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $120.5 million, or $1.02 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015. Adjusted net income (non-GAAP), which excludes non-cash and unusual items, for the second quarter of 2016 was $33.9 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared with adjusted net income (non-GAAP) of $45.5 million, or $0.38 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2015.

EBITDAX (non-GAAP) for the second quarter of 2016 totaled $413.6 million, compared to $457.8 million for the second quarter of 2015.

Cash flows generated from operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016, totaled $249.8 million, compared with $488.9 million for the same period last year. Cash flows from operating activities and net settlements received from derivatives were $676.5 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, as compared to $768.3 million for the same period last year.

See “Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a description of non-GAAP measures adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and EBITDAX and a reconciliation of these measures to the associated GAAP measures.

Credit Facility and Liquidity Update

At June 30, 2016, Concho had cash of approximately $0.5 billion and long-term debt of $3.3 billion. Concho currently has no outstanding borrowings on its credit facility, providing the Company with total liquidity of approximately $3.0 billion.

Commodity Derivatives Update

The Company enters into commodity derivatives to manage its exposure to commodity price fluctuations. For the remainder of 2016, Concho has crude oil swap contracts covering approximately 57.1 MBopd at a weighted average price of $67.08 per Bbl. Please see the table under “Derivatives Information” below for detailed information about the Company’s current derivatives positions.

Outlook

For the third quarter of 2016, Concho expects production to average between 144 MBoepd and 148 MBoepd. In addition, Concho updated its full-year 2016 outlook for certain items. The following table summarizes the Company’s current guidance for those items, as compared to the Company’s prior guidance.

    Full Year 2016
Prior       Current
Production growth 0% 0% - 2%
Lease operating expense and workover costs (per Boe) $7.25 - $7.75 $6.50 - $7.00
Cash G&A (per Boe) $3.10 - $3.50 $3.00 - $3.30
Non-cash stock-based compensation (per Boe) $1.35 - $1.45 $1.10 - $1.30
 

Conference Call

Concho will discuss second quarter 2016 results on a conference call tomorrow, August 3, 2016, at 8:30 AM CT (9:30 AM ET). The telephone number and passcode to access the conference call are provided below:

Dial-in: (855) 445-9894
Intl. dial-in: (330) 863-3281
Participant Passcode: 37937190

To access the live webcast and view the related earnings presentation, visit Concho’s website at www.concho.com. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website under the “Investors” section.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
Unaudited
 
                June 30,     December 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)     2016     2015
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 481,230 $ 228,550
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts:
Oil and natural gas 200,234 203,972
Joint operations and other 163,354 190,608
Derivative instruments 230,779 652,498
Prepaid costs and other   36,393     38,922  
Total current assets   1,111,990     1,314,550  
Property and equipment:
Oil and natural gas properties, successful efforts method 16,490,330 15,846,307
Accumulated depletion and depreciation   (7,107,852 )   (5,047,810 )
Total oil and natural gas properties, net 9,382,478 10,798,497
Other property and equipment, net   183,966     178,450  
Total property and equipment, net   9,566,444     10,976,947  
Deferred loan costs, net 13,247 15,585
Intangible asset - operating rights, net 24,963 25,693
Inventory 16,293 19,118
Noncurrent derivative instruments - 167,038
Other assets   168,680     122,945  
Total assets $ 10,901,617   $ 12,641,876  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable - trade $ 20,172 $ 13,200
Revenue payable 109,204 169,787
Accrued and prepaid drilling costs 279,362 228,523
Derivative instruments 412 -
Other current liabilities   166,440     184,910  
Total current liabilities   575,590     596,420  
Long-term debt 3,333,532 3,332,188
Deferred income taxes 890,324 1,630,373
Noncurrent derivative instruments 54,362 -
Asset retirement obligations and other long-term liabilities 144,103 140,344
Stockholders’ equity:
Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000,000 authorized; 132,240,074 and
129,444,042 shares issued at June 30, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively 132 129
Additional paid-in capital 4,887,420 4,628,390
Retained earnings 1,059,476 2,345,641
Treasury stock, at cost; 427,844 and 306,061 shares at June 30, 2016 and
December 31, 2015, respectively   (43,322 )   (31,609 )
Total stockholders’ equity   5,903,706     6,942,551  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 10,901,617   $ 12,641,876  
 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
Unaudited
 
            Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2016     2015       2016     2015
       
Operating revenues:
Oil sales $ 339,133 $ 470,890 $ 581,287 $ 820,474
Natural gas sales   57,166     66,535     98,576     130,473  
Total operating revenues   396,299     537,425     679,863     950,947  
Operating costs and expenses:
Oil and natural gas production 110,224 142,265 225,181 267,800
Exploration and abandonments 21,274 12,020 44,134 17,775
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 280,966 304,802 591,048 572,007
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,745 2,047 3,457 4,041
Impairments of long-lived assets - - 1,524,645 -
General and administrative (including non-cash stock-based compensation of
$12,451 and $15,450 for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and
2015, respectively, and $28,473 and $30,945 for the six months ended
June 30, 2016 and 2015, respectively) 53,357 60,923 107,152 119,724
Loss on derivatives 296,694 147,399 216,852 32,059
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net   1,137     1,581     (109,929 )   1,620  
Total operating costs and expenses   765,397     671,037     2,602,540     1,015,026  
Loss from operations   (369,098 )   (133,612 )   (1,922,677 )   (64,079 )
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (54,502 ) (53,482 ) (108,640 ) (107,051 )
Other, net   (334 )   (4,097 )   (6,869 )   (8,399 )
Total other expense   (54,836 )   (57,579 )   (115,509 )   (115,450 )
Loss before income taxes (423,934 ) (191,191 ) (2,038,186 ) (179,529 )
Income tax benefit   158,249     70,708     752,021     66,558  
Net loss $ (265,685 ) $ (120,483 ) $ (1,286,165 ) $ (112,971 )
Earnings per share:
Basic net loss $ (2.04 ) $ (1.02 ) $ (9.94 ) $ (0.97 )
Diluted net loss $ (2.04 ) $ (1.02 ) $ (9.94 ) $ (0.97 )
 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
Unaudited
                       
Six Months Ended
June 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net loss $ (1,286,165 ) $ (112,971 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 591,048 572,007
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 3,457 4,041
Impairments of long-lived assets 1,524,645 -
Exploration and abandonments, including dry holes 38,550 12,352
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 28,473 30,945
Deferred income taxes (740,049 ) (95,268 )
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net (109,929 ) 1,620
Loss on derivatives 216,852 32,059
Other non-cash items 8,832 5,298
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions:
Accounts receivable 59,723 55,870
Prepaid costs and other (7,886 ) (2,098 )
Inventory 2,508 (1,935 )
Accounts payable 6,956 23,339
Revenue payable (58,980 ) (35,556 )
Other current liabilities   (28,210 )   (769 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   249,825     488,934  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures on oil and natural gas properties (650,889 ) (1,492,547 )
Additions to property, equipment and other assets (15,795 ) (26,146 )
Proceeds from the disposition of assets 294,341 96
Contributions to equity method investments (39,500 ) (45,000 )
Net settlements received from derivatives   426,679     279,408  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   14,836     (1,284,189 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of debt - 1,097,400
Payments of debt - (1,030,900 )
Exercise of stock options 424 58
Excess tax benefit (deficiency) from stock-based compensation (692 ) 2,221
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock - 741,509
Purchase of treasury stock (11,713 ) (4,403 )
Decrease in bank overdrafts   -     (10,371 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (11,981 )   795,514  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 252,680 259
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   228,550     21  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 481,230   $ 280  
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Issuance of common stock for a business combination $ 230,828 $ -
 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Summary Production and Price Data
Unaudited
                       

The following table sets forth summary information concerning production and operating data for the periods indicated:

 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
      2016     2015       2016     2015
       
Production and operating data:
Net production volumes:
Oil (MBbl) 8,137 9,031 16,237 17,097
Natural gas (MMcf) 30,434 26,283 57,991 49,268
Total (MBoe) 13,209 13,412 25,902 25,308
 
Average daily production volumes:
Oil (Bbl) 89,418 99,242 89,214 94,459
Natural gas (Mcf) 334,440 288,824 318,632 272,199
Total (Boe) 145,158 147,379 142,319 139,826
 
Average prices per unit:
Oil, without derivatives (Bbl) $ 41.68 $ 52.14 $ 35.80 $ 47.99
Oil, with derivatives (Bbl) (a) $ 61.46 $ 63.56 $ 61.18 $ 63.39
Natural gas, without derivatives (Mcf) $ 1.88 $ 2.53 $ 1.70 $ 2.65
Natural gas, with derivatives (Mcf) (a) $ 2.13 $ 2.88 $ 1.95 $ 2.97
Total, without derivatives (Boe) $ 30.00 $ 40.07 $ 26.25 $ 37.57
Total, with derivatives (Boe) (a) $ 42.78 $ 48.44 $ 42.72 $ 48.62
 
Operating costs and expenses per Boe:
Lease operating expenses and workover costs $ 5.83 $ 7.30 $ 6.54 $ 7.46
Oil and natural gas taxes $ 2.51 $ 3.30 $ 2.15 $ 3.12
Depreciation, depletion and amortization $ 21.27 $ 22.72 $ 22.82 $ 22.60
General and administrative $ 4.04 $ 4.54 $ 4.14 $ 4.73
 
 
(a) Includes the effect of net cash receipts from derivatives:
 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015       2016     2015
 
Net cash receipts from derivatives:
Oil derivatives $ 160,968 $ 103,129 $ 412,095 $ 263,315
Natural gas derivatives   7,781   9,123   14,584   16,093
Total $ 168,749 $ 112,252 $ 426,679 $ 279,408
 
 
The presentation of average prices with derivatives is a result of including the net cash receipts from commodity derivatives that are presented in our statements of cash flows. This presentation of average prices with derivatives is a means by which to reflect the actual cash performance of our commodity derivatives for the respective periods and presents oil and natural gas prices with derivatives in a manner consistent with the presentation generally used by the investment community.
 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Costs Incurred
Unaudited
                     

The table below provides the costs incurred for oil and natural gas producing activities for the periods indicated:

 
Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015       2016     2015
 
Property acquisition costs:
Proved $ 3,757 $ 2,243 $ 256,109 $ 2,243
Unproved 18,767 18,037 157,407 34,050
Exploration 165,850 343,051 336,422 772,220
Development   107,039   221,410   190,143   523,154
Total costs incurred for oil and natural gas properties $ 295,413 $ 584,741 $ 940,081 $ 1,331,667
 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Derivatives Information
Unaudited
                         

The table below provides data associated with the Company’s derivatives at August 2, 2016, for the periods indicated:

 
2016
Third

Quarter

Fourth

Quarter

Total 2017 2018
 
Oil Swaps: (a)
Volume (Bbl) 5,460,000 5,054,000 10,514,000 19,110,000 9,240,000
Price per Bbl $ 74.21 $ 59.38 $ 67.08 $ 55.36 $ 48.81
 
Oil Basis Swaps: (b)
Volume (Bbl) 5,520,000 5,060,000 10,580,000 17,561,000 -
Price per Bbl $ (1.46 ) $ (1.48 ) $ (1.47 ) $ (0.82 ) $ -
 
Natural Gas Swaps: (c)
Volume (MMBtu) 7,360,000 7,360,000 14,720,000 45,217,398 -
Price per MMBtu $ 3.02 $ 3.02 $ 3.02 $ 3.02 $ -
 
 

(a)

The index prices for the oil contracts are based on the New York Mercantile Exchange (“NYMEX”) – West Texas Intermediate (“WTI”) monthly average futures price.

(b)

The basis differential price is between Midland – WTI and Cushing – WTI.

(c)

The index prices for the natural gas price swaps are based on the NYMEX – Henry Hub last trading day futures price.
 
 
Concho Resources Inc.
Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Unaudited
 

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with the United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, the Company believes certain non-GAAP performance measures may provide financial statement users with additional meaningful comparisons between current results, the results of its peers and of prior periods. In addition, the Company believes these measures are used by analysts and others in the valuation, rating and investment recommendations of companies within the oil and natural gas exploration and production industry. See the reconciliations throughout this release of GAAP financial measures to non-GAAP financial measures for the periods indicated.

Reconciliation of Net Loss to Adjusted Net Income and Adjusted Earnings per Share

The Company’s presentation of adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share that exclude the effect of certain items are non-GAAP financial measures. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share represent earnings and diluted earnings per share determined under GAAP without regard to certain non-cash and unusual items. The Company believes these measures provide useful information to analysts and investors for analysis of its operating results on a recurring, comparable basis from period to period. Adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for earnings or diluted earnings per share as determined in accordance with GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following table provides a reconciliation from the GAAP measure of net loss to adjusted net income (non-GAAP) for the periods indicated:

        Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)     2016     2015       2016     2015
       
Net loss - as reported $ (265,685 ) $ (120,483 ) $ (1,286,165 ) $ (112,971 )
 
Adjustments for certain non-cash and unusual items:
Loss on derivatives 296,694 147,399 216,852 32,059
Net cash receipts from derivatives 168,749 112,252 426,679 279,408
Impairments of long-lived assets - - 1,524,645 -
Leasehold abandonments 11,197 1,444 31,849 3,363
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets and other 483 1,581 (109,018 ) 1,620
Tax impact (177,490 ) (94,826 ) (777,855 ) (114,238 )
Change in statutory effective income tax rates   -     (1,826 )   -     (1,826 )
Adjusted net income $ 33,948   $ 45,541   $ 26,987   $ 87,415  
 
Adjusted earnings per share:
Basic net income $ 0.26 $ 0.38 $ 0.21 $ 0.74
Diluted net income $ 0.26 $ 0.38 $ 0.21 $ 0.74
 
 

Reconciliation of Net Loss to EBITDAX

EBITDAX (as defined below) is presented herein and reconciled from the GAAP measure of net loss because of its wide acceptance by the investment community as a financial indicator of a company’s ability to internally fund exploration and development activities.

The Company defines EBITDAX as net loss, plus (1) exploration and abandonments expense, (2) depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, (3) accretion expense, (4) impairments of long-lived assets, (5) non-cash stock-based compensation expense, (6) loss on derivatives, (7) net cash receipts from derivatives, (8) (gain) loss on disposition of assets, net, (9) interest expense and (10) federal and state income taxes. EBITDAX is not a measure of net loss or cash flows as determined by GAAP.

The Company’s EBITDAX measure provides additional information which may be used to better understand the Company’s operations. EBITDAX is one of several metrics that the Company uses as a supplemental financial measurement in the evaluation of its business and should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net loss as an indicator of operating performance. Certain items excluded from EBITDAX are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic cost of depreciable assets, none of which are components of EBITDAX. EBITDAX, as used by the Company, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies. The Company believes that EBITDAX is a widely followed measure of operating performance and is one of many metrics used by the Company’s management team and by other users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements. For example, EBITDAX can be used to assess the Company’s operating performance and return on capital in comparison to other independent exploration and production companies without regard to financial or capital structure, and to assess the financial performance of the Company’s assets and the Company without regard to capital structure or historical cost basis.

The following table provides a reconciliation of the GAAP measure of net loss to EBITDAX (non-GAAP) for the periods indicated:

        Three Months Ended       Six Months Ended
June 30, June 30,
(in thousands)     2016     2015       2016     2015
       
Net loss $ (265,685 ) $ (120,483 ) $ (1,286,165 ) $ (112,971 )
Exploration and abandonments 21,274 12,020 44,134 17,775
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 280,966 304,802 591,048 572,007
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,745 2,047 3,457 4,041
Impairments of long-lived assets - - 1,524,645 -
Non-cash stock-based compensation 12,451 15,450 28,473 30,945
Loss on derivatives 296,694 147,399 216,852 32,059
Net cash receipts from derivatives 168,749 112,252 426,679 279,408
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net 1,137 1,581 (109,929 ) 1,620
Interest expense 54,502 53,482 108,640 107,051
Income tax benefit   (158,249 )   (70,708 )   (752,021 )   (66,558 )
EBITDAX $ 413,584   $ 457,842   $ 795,813   $ 865,377  

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

07.06.16 Concho Resources Inc. Schedules Second Quarter 2016 Results Conference Call for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) will host a conference call on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, at 8:30 AM CT (9:30 AM ET) to discuss second quarter 2016 financial and operating results. The Company plans to announce second quarter 2016 results on Tuesday, August 2, 2016, after close of trading.

Conference Call Information:

 
Dial-in: (855) 445-9894
Intl. dial-in: (330) 863-3281
Participant Passcode: 37937190
 

To access the live webcast, visit www.concho.com. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website under the “Investors” section.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.concho.com.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

06.02.16 Concho Resources Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Conferences

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) today announced that the Company will participate in the following conferences:

  • June 6, 2016 - RBC Global Energy & Power Executive Conference
  • June 15, 2016 - Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. Hotter ‘N Hell Energy Conference
  • June 21, 2016 - Wells Fargo West Coast Energy Conference
  • June 27, 2016 - J.P. Morgan Energy Equity Investor Conference

The Company will refer to its June 2016 Investor Presentation, which will be available in advance of the first conference on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.concho.com. Additionally, the presentation at the J.P. Morgan Energy Equity Investor Conference will take place at 7:00 am CT (8:00 am ET) and will be webcast and accessible on the “Events & Presentations” page under the “Investors” section of the Company’s website.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.concho.com.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

05.19.16 Concho Resources Inc. Announces Retirements of Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Exploration

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) today announced that Darin G. Holderness, the Company’s Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, will retire from the Company in January 2017. Jack F. Harper, who is currently Executive Vice President of the Company, has assumed the additional roles of Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective immediately.

The Company further announced that Matthew G. Hyde, Senior Vice President of Exploration, will retire from the Company in January 2017.

Tim Leach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “During their long tenures at the Company, Darin and Matt helped drive many of the great achievements at Concho. The organizations they have helped build provide Concho with a strong foundation for future success. I am grateful for their contributions and congratulate them on their retirement.”

Mr. Holderness and Mr. Hyde have each taken on the role of Special Advisor and will remain with the Company in that capacity through the end of 2016.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

05.12.16 Concho Resources Inc. to Participate in Upcoming Conferences

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company”) today announced that the Company will participate in the UBS Global Oil and Gas Conference on Tuesday, May 24, 2016, and the BMO Global Energy Invitational on Wednesday, June 1, 2016.

The Company will refer to its May 2016 Investor Presentation, which will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website, www.concho.com.

About Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are primarily focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information about the Company, please visit www.concho.com.

Source: Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc.

Megan P. Hays, 432-685-2533

Director of Investor Relations

or

Mary Tennant, 432-221-0477

Senior Financial Analyst

05.04.16 Concho Resources Inc. Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Concho Resources Inc. (NYSE: CXO) (the “Company” or “Concho”) today reported financial and operating results for the first quarter of 2016.

Highlights

  • Delivered quarterly production of 12.7 million Boe, or 139.5 MBoepd, exceeding the high end of the Company’s guidance.
  • Executed a disciplined capital program within cash flow and further strengthened the Company’s balance sheet, with a cash position of approximately $0.5 billion at quarter end.
  • Achieved per-unit lease operating expense below the low end of the Company’s guidance.
  • Closed two transactions, further enhancing the Company’s high-quality portfolio and reinforcing Concho’s financial position.

Tim Leach, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President, commented, “Concho delivered a strong first quarter, with results ahead of expectations. Our per-unit cost structure trended lower, and drilling and completion capital was well within cash flow. Our success is a direct result of our high-quality drilling inventory across all our assets in the Permian Basin and our relentless focus on driving low costs and optimizing field development. During the first quarter, we also closed two transactions that high-graded the portfolio – selling lower rate of return assets, while adding top tier acreage – resulting in improved leverage metrics and additional cash on our balance sheet. With a strong financial position and premier asset base, we are well-positioned to execute a disciplined, returns-based capital plan and deliver differentiated value over the long term.”

First-Quarter 2016 Operations Summary

Production for the first quarter of 2016 was 12.7 million barrels of oil equivalent (MMBoe), or an average of 139.5 thousand Boe per day (MBoepd), an increase of 6% from the first quarter of 2015 and above the high end of the Company’s guidance. First-quarter 2016 production was comprised of 64% oil and 36% natural gas.

During the first quarter of 2016, Concho averaged 10 rigs, compared to 12 rigs in the fourth quarter of 2015. Concho started drilling or participating in a total of 40 gross wells (31 operated) and completed 50 gross wells during the first quarter of 2016. The table below summarizes the Company’s drilling activity by core area for the first quarter of 2016.

           
Number of Wells Drilled

(Gross)

Number of Operated Wells Drilled

(Gross)

Number of Wells Completed

(Gross)

Delaware Basin 27 21 33
New Mexico Shelf 8 6 12
Midland Basin 5 4 5
Total 40 31 50
 
Percent Horizontal 100% 100% 98%
 

Delaware Basin

Production from horizontal wells in the Delaware Basin totaled 80.0 MBoepd in the first quarter of 2016, up 16% over the first quarter of 2015. During the first quarter of 2016, Concho drilled 27 gross wells in the Delaware Basin, including five wells in the Avalon Shale, nine wells in the Bone Spring Sands and 13 wells in the Wolfcamp.

Concho added 11 new horizontal wells in the northern Delaware Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the first quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,115 Boe per day (Boepd) (79% oil) and 1,521 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 4,628 feet. The Company is testing multi-zone potential in the Avalon Shale. Successful results from the upper and lower Avalon targets were key drivers to the Company’s operational success in the first quarter of 2016.

Concho added four new horizontal wells in the southern Delaware Basin with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the first quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,035 Boepd (80% oil) and 1,374 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 6,342 feet.

Concho closed the previously-announced acquisition of approximately 12,000 net acres in our core North Harpoon prospect in the southern Delaware Basin during the first quarter of 2016. The Company added two rigs to this acreage in April 2016.

The Company currently has eight horizontal rigs in the Delaware Basin, with four horizontal rigs in the northern Delaware Basin and four horizontal rigs in the southern Delaware Basin.

Midland Basin

Concho added two new horizontal wells with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the first quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 1,163 Boepd (87% oil) and 1,296 Boepd, respectively, from an average lateral length of 10,326 feet. Both wells were drilled from the same pad location and successfully tested stacked development of the Wolfcamp A and B zones.

The Company currently has one horizontal rig in the Midland Basin, with plans to add two rigs during May 2016.

New Mexico Shelf

In the New Mexico Shelf, Concho added nine new horizontal wells with at least 30 days of production as of the end of the first quarter of 2016. The average peak 30-day and 24-hour rates for these wells were 430 Boepd (84% oil) and 588 Boepd, respectively. The average lateral length for these wells was 4,475 feet. Strong results in the New Mexico Shelf were primarily attributable to ongoing completion design optimization.

The Company currently has two horizontal rigs in the New Mexico Shelf.

First-Quarter 2016 Financial Summary

Concho’s average realized price for oil and natural gas for the first quarter of 2016, excluding the effect of commodity derivatives, was $22.34 per Boe, compared with $34.76 per Boe for the first quarter of 2015.

Net loss for the first quarter of 2016 was $1.0 billion, or $7.95 per diluted share, compared to net income of $7.5 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015. Adjusted net loss (non-GAAP), which excludes non-cash and unusual items, for the first quarter of 2016 was $7.0 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, compared with adjusted net income (non-GAAP) of $42.1 million, or $0.36 per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2015.

EBITDAX (non-GAAP) for the first quarter of 2016 totaled $382.2 million, compared to $407.5 million for the first quarter of 2015.

Cash flows generated from operating activities for the three months ended March 31, 2016, totaled $112.3 million, compared with $126.2 million for the same period last year. Adjusted cash flows (non-GAAP), which are cash flows from operating activities adjusted for settlements on derivatives, were $370.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016, as compared to $293.4 million for the same period last year.

See “Supplemental Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release for a description of non-GAAP measures adjusted net income (loss), adjusted earnings per share, EBITDAX and adjusted cash flows and a reconciliation of these measures to the associated GAAP measures.

Credit Facility and Liquidity Update

Concho completed the annual redetermination of its credit facility in April 2016. The bank group reaffirmed the commitment amount of $2.5 billion and reduced the borrowing base amount to $2.8 billion due to lower commodity prices.

At March 31, 2016, Concho had cash of approximately $0.5 billion, long-term debt of $3.3 billion, and a net debt-to-EBITDAX ratio of 1.7 times. Concho currently has no outstanding borrowings on its credit facility, providing the Company with total liquidity of approximately $3.0 billion.

Commodity Derivatives Update

The Company enters into commodity derivatives to manage its exposure to commodity price fluctuations. For the remainder of 2016, Concho has crude oil swap contracts covering approximately 60.0 MBopd at a weighted average price of $69.37 per Bbl. The Company also has crude oil swaps for 2017 and 2018, covering approximately 52.4 MBopd and 17.9 MBopd at a weighted average price of $55.36 per Bbl and $48.42 per Bbl, respectively. Please see the table under “Derivatives Information” below for detailed information about the Company’s current derivatives positions.

Outlook

For the second quarter of 2016, Concho expects production to average between 138 MBoepd and 142 MBoepd. In addition, Concho updated its full-year 2016 outlook for certain items. The following table summarizes the Company’s current guidance for those items, as compared to the Company’s prior guidance.

   
Full Year 2016
Prior     Current
Annual production growth -5% - 0% 0%

Crude oil differential to NYMEX, excluding commodity derivatives ($/Bbl)

($3.75) - ($4.25)

($3.50) - ($4.00)

Lease operating expense ($/Boe) $7.50 - $8.00 $7.25 - $7.75
Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense ($/Boe) $24.00 - $26.00 $22.00 - $24.00
 

Conference Call

Concho will discuss first quarter 2016 results on a conference call tomorrow, May 5, 2016, at 8:30 AM CT (9:30 AM ET). The telephone number and passcode to access the conference call are provided below:

Dial-in: (855) 445-9894
Intl. dial-in: (330) 863-3281
Participant Passcode: 78705134

To access the live webcast and view the related earnings presentation, visit Concho’s website at www.concho.com. The replay will also be available on the Company’s website under the “Investors” section.

Concho Resources Inc.

Concho Resources Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, development, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties. The Company’s operations are focused in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas. For more information, visit the Company’s website at www.concho.com.

Forward-Looking Statements and Cautionary Statements

The foregoing contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include statements, estimates and projections regarding the Company’s future financial position, operations, performance, business strategy, oil and natural gas reserves, drilling program, capital expenditure budget, liquidity and capital resources, the timing and success of specific projects, outcomes and effects of litigation, claims and disputes, derivative activities and potential financing. The words “estimate,” “project,” “predict,” “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “potential,” “could,” “may,” “foresee,” “plan,” “goal” or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which generally are not historical in nature. However, the absence of these words does not mean that the statements are not forward-looking. These statements are based on certain assumptions and analyses made by the Company based on management’s experience, expectations and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. Although the Company believes the expectations reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable and are based on reasonable assumptions, no assurance can be given that these assumptions are accurate or that any of these expectations will be achieved (in full or at all) or will prove to have been correct. Moreover, such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include the risk factors discussed or referenced in the Company’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q; risks relating to declines in the prices the Company receives, or sustained depressed prices the Company receives, for its oil and natural gas; uncertainties about the estimated quantities of oil and natural gas reserves; drilling and operating risks; the adequacy of the Company’s capital resources and liquidity including, but not limited to, access to additional borrowing capacity under its credit facility; the effects of government regulation, permitting and other legal requirements, including new legislation or regulation of hydraulic fracturing and the export of oil and natural gas; the impact of potential changes in the Company’s credit ratings; environmental hazards, such as uncontrollable flows of oil, natural gas, brine, well fluids, toxic gas or other pollution into the environment, including groundwater contamination; difficult and adverse conditions in the domestic and global capital and credit markets; risks related to the concentration of the Company’s operations in the Permian Basin of southeast New Mexico and west Texas; disruptions to, capacity constraints in or other limitations on the pipeline systems that deliver the Company’s oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas and other processing and transportation considerations; the costs and availability of equipment, resources, services and personnel required to perform the Company’s drilling and operating activities; potential financial losses or earnings reductions from the Company’s commodity price risk-management program; risks and liabilities associated with acquired properties or businesses; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to successfully execute its business and financial plans and strategies; uncertainties about the Company’s ability to replace reserves and economically develop its current reserves; general economic and business conditions, either internationally or domestically; competition in the oil and natural gas industry; uncertainty concerning the Company’s assumed or possible future results of operations; and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

 

Concho Resources Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheets

Unaudited

 
             
March 31, December 31,
(in thousands, except share and per share amounts)       2016         2015  
Assets
Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 466,821 $ 228,550
Accounts receivable, net of allowance for doubtful accounts:
Oil and natural gas 191,698 203,972
Joint operations and other 168,545 190,608
Derivative instruments 527,769 652,498
Prepaid costs and other   33,734     38,922  
Total current assets   1,388,567     1,314,550  
Property and equipment:
Oil and natural gas properties, successful efforts method 16,217,487 15,846,307
Accumulated depletion and depreciation   (6,830,070 )   (5,047,810 )
Total oil and natural gas properties, net 9,387,417 10,798,497
Other property and equipment, net   182,473     178,450  
Total property and equipment, net   9,569,890     10,976,947  
Deferred loan costs, net 14,416 15,585
Intangible asset - operating rights, net 25,328 25,693
Inventory 19,311 19,118
Noncurrent derivative instruments 114,072 167,038
Other assets   154,937     122,945  
Total assets $ 11,286,521   $ 12,641,876  
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
Current liabilities:
Accounts payable - trade $ 20,751 $ 13,200
Revenue payable 123,338 169,787
Accrued and prepaid drilling costs 267,235 228,523
Other current liabilities   193,624     184,910  
Total current liabilities   604,948     596,420  
Long-term debt 3,332,854 3,332,188
Deferred income taxes 1,046,796 1,630,373
Noncurrent derivative instruments 393 -
Asset retirement obligations and other long-term liabilities 142,758 140,344
Stockholders’ equity:

Common stock, $0.001 par value; 300,000,000 authorized; 131,973,782 and 129,444,042 shares issued at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

132 129
Additional paid-in capital 4,874,546 4,628,390
Retained earnings 1,325,161 2,345,641

Treasury stock, at cost; 409,076 and 306,061 shares at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively

  (41,067 )   (31,609 )
Total stockholders’ equity   6,158,772     6,942,551  
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity $ 11,286,521   $ 12,641,876  
 

           

 

Concho Resources Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Operations

Unaudited

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(in thousands, except per share amounts)       2016         2015  
 
Operating revenues:
Oil sales $ 242,154 $ 349,584
Natural gas sales   41,410     63,938  
Total operating revenues   283,564     413,522  
Operating costs and expenses:
Oil and natural gas production 114,957 125,535
Exploration and abandonments 22,860 5,755
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 310,082 267,205
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,712 1,994
Impairments of long-lived assets 1,524,645 -

General and administrative (including non-cash stock-based compensation of $16,022 and $15,495 for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015, respectively)

53,795 58,801
Gain on derivatives (79,842 ) (115,340 )
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net   (111,066 )   39  
Total operating costs and expenses   1,837,143     343,989  
Income (loss) from operations   (1,553,579 )   69,533  
Other income (expense):
Interest expense (54,138 ) (53,569 )
Other, net   (6,535 )   (4,302 )
Total other expense   (60,673 )   (57,871 )
Income (loss) before income taxes (1,614,252 ) 11,662
Income tax (expense) benefit   593,772     (4,150 )
Net income (loss) $ (1,020,480 ) $ 7,512  
Earnings per share:
Basic net income (loss) $ (7.95 ) $ 0.07
Diluted net income (loss) $ (7.95 ) $ 0.06
 

               

 Concho Resources Inc.

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

Unaudited

 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
(in thousands)     2016       2015  
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES:
Net income (loss) $ (1,020,480 ) $ 7,512
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 310,082 267,205
Accretion of discount on asset retirement obligations 1,712 1,994
Impairments of long-lived assets 1,524,645 -
Exploration and abandonments, including dry holes 20,652 2,700
Non-cash stock-based compensation expense 16,022 15,495
Deferred income taxes (583,577 ) (11,031 )
(Gain) loss on disposition of assets, net (111,066 ) 39
Gain on derivatives (79,842 ) (115,340 )
Other non-cash items 5,282 2,612
Changes in operating assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions and dispositions:
Accounts receivable 68,701 35,731
Prepaid costs and other (4,764 ) 649
Inventory (219 ) 3
Accounts payable 7,536 3,119
Revenue payable (44,335 ) (77,105 )
Other current liabilities   1,926     (7,334 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   112,275     126,249  
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES:
Capital expenditures on oil and natural gas properties (379,799 ) (790,773 )
Additions to property, equipment and other assets (8,999 ) (8,147 )
Proceeds from the disposition of assets 292,013 -
Contributions to equity method investments (25,000 ) (20,000 )
Net settlements received from derivatives   257,930     167,156  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities   136,145     (651,764 )
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Proceeds from issuance of debt - 739,000
Payments of debt - (878,500 )
Exercise of stock options 11 57
Excess tax benefit (deficiency) from stock-based compensation (702 ) 464
Net proceeds from issuance of common stock - 741,184
Purchase of treasury stock (9,458 ) (3,151 )
Decrease in bank overdrafts   -     (73,539 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities   (10,149 )   525,515  
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 238,271 -
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period   228,550     21  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 466,821   $ 21  
NON-CASH INVESTING AND FINANCING ACTIVITIES:
Issuance of common stock for a business combination $ 230,828 $ -

       
Concho Resources Inc.
Summary Production and Price Data
Unaudited
 

The following table sets forth summary information concerning production and operating data for the periods indicated:

Three Months Ended
March 31,
            2016     2015
   
Production and operating data:
Net production volumes:
Oil (MBbl) 8,100 8,066
Natural gas (MMcf) 27,557 22,985
Total (MBoe) 12,693 11,897
 
Average daily production volumes:
Oil (Bbl) 89,011 89,622
Natural gas (Mcf) 302,824