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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 


 

FORM 10-Q

 


 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT 1934

 

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2004

 

Or

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT 1934

 

For the transition period from              to             

 

Commission File Number: 1-7940

 


 

Goodrich Petroleum Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 


 

Delaware   76-0466193

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

  (I.R.S. Employer ID. No.)

 

808 Travis Street, Suite 1320, Houston, Texas 77002

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

(713) 780-9494

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

 

None

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report.)

 


 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    x  Yes    ¨  No

 

Indicate by checkmark whether the registrant is an accelerated filer (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    ¨  Yes    x  No

 

At November, 10, 2004, there were 20,509,935 shares of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation common stock outstanding.

 



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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION

INDEX TO FORM 10-Q

September 30, 2004

 

     Page No.

PART 1 - FINANCIAL INFORMATION     
Item 1. Financial Statements.     

Consolidated Balance Sheets
September 30, 2004 (Unaudited) and December 31, 2003

   3-4

Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
Three Months Ended September 30, 2004 and 2003

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004 and 2003

   5
6

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004 and 2003

   7

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)
Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004 and 2003

   8

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

   9-15

Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.

   16-21

Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.

   22-23

Item 4. Controls and Procedures.

   24
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION    25
Item 1. Legal Proceedings.    25
Item 2. Changes in Securities.    25
Item 3. Defaults Upon Senior Securities.    25
Item 4. Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.    25
Item 5. Other Information.    25
Item 6. Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K.    25

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets

 

    

September 30,

2004


   

December 31,

2003


 
     (unaudited)        

ASSETS

                

CURRENT ASSETS

                

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,760,577     $ 1,488,852  

Cash held temporarily for stockholders

     —         3,886,988  

Accounts receivable

                

Trade and other, net of allowance

     9,307,489       3,500,095  

Accrued oil and gas revenue

     2,594,019       2,829,082  

Prepaid insurance and other

     815,146       351,527  
    


 


Total current assets

     14,477,231       12,056,544  
    


 


PROPERTY AND EQUIPMENT

                

Oil and gas properties (successful efforts method)

     147,480,323       118,682,309  

Furniture, fixtures and equipment

     789,321       661,842  
    


 


       148,269,644       119,344,151  

Less accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization

     (53,000,150 )     (44,381,223 )
    


 


Net property and equipment

     95,269,494       74,962,928  
    


 


OTHER ASSETS

                

Restricted cash

     2,039,000       2,039,000  

Deferred taxes

     1,750,000       —    

Other

     89,087       124,096  
    


 


Total other assets

     3,878,087       2,163,096  
    


 


TOTAL ASSETS

   $ 113,624,812     $ 89,182,568  
    


 


 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Balance Sheets (Continued)

 

    

September 30,

2004


   

December 31,

2003


 
     (unaudited)        

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

                

CURRENT LIABILITIES

                

Accounts payable

   $ 15,278,732     $ 6,707,583  

Accrued liabilities

     4,048,385       1,483,329  

Liability for funds held temporarily for stockholders

     —         3,886,988  

Fair value of oil and gas derivatives

     6,684,610       1,257,442  

Fair value of interest rate derivatives

     147,236       142,515  

Current portion of other non-current liabilities

     91,605       91,600  
    


 


Total current liabilities

     26,250,568       13,569,457  
    


 


LONG TERM DEBT

     25,500,000       20,000,000  

OTHER NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES

                

Production payment payable and other

     427,468       704,643  

Accrued abandonment costs

     6,921,833       6,509,586  

Fair value of oil and gas derivatives

     961,485       —    

Fair value of interest rate derivatives

     154,266       135,423  

Deferred taxes

     —         204,465  
    


 


Total liabilities

     60,215,620       41,123,574  
    


 


STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

                

Preferred stock; authorized 10,000,000 shares:

                

Series A convertible preferred stock, par value $1.00 per share; issued and outstanding 791,968 shares (liquidation preference $10 per share, aggregating to $7,919,680)

     791,968       791,968  

Common stock, par value $0.20 per share; authorized 50,000,000 shares; issued and outstanding 20,433,145 and 18,130,011 shares

     4,086,629       3,626,002  

Additional paid-in capital

     54,253,303       53,359,023  

Retained earnings (deficit)

     538,709       (8,338,403 )

Unamortized restricted stock awards

     (1,160,183 )     (381,598 )

Accumulated other comprehensive income

     (5,101,234 )     (997,998 )
    


 


Total stockholders’ equity

     53,409,192       48,058,994  
    


 


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

   $ 113,624,812     $ 89,182,568  
    


 


 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30,


     2004

   2003

          (restated)

REVENUES

             

Oil and gas revenues

   $ 12,152,085    $ 7,979,339

Other

     30,387      15,419
    

  

Total revenues

     12,182,472      7,994,758
    

  

EXPENSES

             

Lease operating expense

     1,887,265      1,290,878

Production taxes

     889,324      566,864

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

     3,219,746      2,186,782

Exploration

     1,864,640      384,501

General and administrative

     1,640,513      1,365,446

Interest expense

     317,447      324,148
    

  

Total expenses

     9,818,935      6,118,619
    

  

GAIN (LOSS) ON SALE OF ASSETS AND LITIGATION JUDGMENT

     2,045,748      8,438
    

  

INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     4,409,285      1,884,577

Income taxes

     71,891      659,601
    

  

NET INCOME

     4,337,394      1,224,976

Preferred stock dividends

     158,201      158,366
    

  

NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK

   $ 4,179,193    $ 1,066,610
    

  

NET INCOME PER SHARE - BASIC

             

NET INCOME

   $ 0.21    $ 0.07
    

  

NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK

   $ 0.21    $ 0.06
    

  

NET INCOME PER SHARE - DILUTED

             

NET INCOME

   $ 0.21    $ 0.06
    

  

NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK

   $ 0.20    $ 0.05
    

  

AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC

     20,221,358      18,113,947

AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - DILUTED

     21,091,390      20,587,056

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

 

    

Nine Months Ended

September 30,


 
     2004

   2003

 
          (restated)  

REVENUES

               

Oil and gas revenues

   $ 32,329,489    $ 22,551,001  

Other

     144,705      404,976  
    

  


Total revenues

     32,474,194      22,955,977  
    

  


EXPENSES

               

Lease operating expense

     5,078,643      4,559,167  

Production taxes

     2,178,325      1,613,727  

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

     8,453,944      6,311,896  

Exploration

     3,881,443      1,829,454  

General and administrative

     4,473,296      3,992,792  

Interest expense

     788,590      745,999  
    

  


Total expenses

     24,854,241      19,053,035  
    

  


GAIN (LOSS) ON SALE OF ASSETS AND LITIGATION JUDGMENT

     1,986,903      (228,829 )
    

  


INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES

     9,606,856      3,674,113  

Income taxes

     254,974      1,285,435  
    

  


NET INCOME BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT

     9,351,882      2,388,678  

CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE NET OF TAX

     —        (205,293 )
    

  


NET INCOME

     9,351,882      2,183,385  

Preferred stock dividends

     474,770      475,098  
    

  


NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK

   $ 8,877,112    $ 1,708,287  
    

  


NET INCOME PER SHARE - BASIC

               

NET INCOME BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT

   $ 0.49    $ 0.13  

CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING

     —        (0.01 )
    

  


NET INCOME

   $ 0.49    $ 0.12  
    

  


NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK

   $ 0.46    $ 0.09  
    

  


NET INCOME PER SHARE - DILUTED

               

NET INCOME BEFORE CUMULATIVE EFFECT

   $ 0.47    $ 0.12  

CUMULATIVE EFFECT OF CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING

     —        (0.01 )
    

  


NET INCOME

   $ 0.47    $ 0.11  
    

  


NET INCOME APPLICABLE TO COMMON STOCK

   $ 0.44    $ 0.08  
    

  


AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - BASIC

     19,228,728      18,042,332  

AVERAGE COMMON SHARES OUTSTANDING - DILUTED

     20,044,793      20,363,832  

 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

    

Nine Months Ended

September 30,


 
     2004

    2003

 
           (restated)  

OPERATING ACTIVITIES

                

Net income

   $ 9,351,882     $ 2,183,385  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to cash provided by operating activities:

                

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

     8,453,944       6,311,896  

Deferred income taxes

     254,974       1,174,893  

Dry hole costs

     —         809,249  

Amortization of leasehold costs

     1,013,482       361,863  

Non-cash charge for stock issued for cancelled options

     —         403,006  

Cumulative effect of change in accounting principle

     —         315,835  

Loss on sale of assets

     63,097       228,829  

Other items, net

     (129,860 )     364,622  

Net change in:

                

Accounts receivable

     (5,572,331 )     (2,290,967 )

Prepaid insurance and other

     (463,619 )     (499,417 )

Accounts payable

     8,571,149       982,790  

Accrued liabilities

     2,565,056       523,271  
    


 


Net cash provided by operating activities

     24,107,774       10,869,255  
    


 


INVESTING ACTIVITIES

                

Capital expenditures

     (28,808,528 )     (15,371,275 )

Proceeds from sale of assets

     8,895       341,176  
    


 


Net cash used in investing activities

     (28,799,633 )     (15,030,099 )
    


 


FINANCING ACTIVITIES

                

Principal payments of bank borrowings

     (1,000,000 )     —    

Proceeds from bank borrowings

     6,500,000       3,100,000  

Exercise of stock options and warrants

     169,251       122,324  

Production payments

     (230,897 )     (307,411 )

Preferred stock dividends

     (474,770 )     (475,098 )
    


 


Net cash provided by financing activities

     4,963,584       2,439,815  
    


 


NET INCREASE (DECREASE) IN CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS

     271,725       (1,721,029 )

CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT BEGINNING OF PERIOD

     1,488,852       3,351,380  
    


 


CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END OF PERIOD

   $ 1,760,577     $ 1,630,351  
    


 


 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Consolidated Statements of Stockholders’ Equity and Comprehensive Income

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2004 and 2003

(Unaudited)

 

   

Series A

Preferred Stock


  Common Stock

 

Additional

Paid – In

Capital


   

Retained

Earnings

(Deficit)


   

Unamortized

Restricted

Stock

Awards


   

Accumulated

Other

Comprehensive

Income


   

Total

Stockholders’

Equity


 
    Shares

  Amount

  Shares

  Amount

         
                          (Restated)                 (Restated)  

Balance at December 31, 2002

  791,968   $ 791,968   17,914,325   $ 3,582,864   $ 52,333,738     $ (11,422,436 )   $ —       $ (679,095 )   $ 44,607,039  

Net Income

  —       —     —       —       —         2,183,385       —         —         2,183,385  

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss); Net of Tax

                                                           

Net Derivative (Loss)

  —       —     —       —       —         —         —         (1,271,238 )     (1,271,238 )

Reclassification Adjustment

  —       —     —       —       —         —         —         1,634,006       1,634,006  
                                                       


Total Comprehensive Income

                                                        2,546,153  

Issuance and Amortization of Restricted Stock

  —       —     —       —       517,650       —         (407,428 )     —         110,222  

Issuance of Common Stock

  —       —     125,157     25,032     377,974       —         —         —         403,006  

Exercise of Stock Options and Warrants

  —       —     88,029     17,606     104,718       —         —         —         122,324  

Preferred Stock Dividends

  —       —     —       —       —         (475,098 )     —         —         (475,098 )
   
 

 
 

 


 


 


 


 


Balance at September 30, 2003

  791,968   $ 791,968   18,127,511   $ 3,625,502   $ 53,334,080     $ (9,714,149 )   $ (407,428 )   $ (316,327 )   $ 47,313,646  
   
 

 
 

 


 


 


 


 


Balance at December 31, 2003

  791,968   $ 791,968   18,130,011   $ 3,626,002   $ 53,359,023     $ (8,338,403 )   $ (381,598 )   $ (997,998 )   $ 48,058,994  

Net Income

  —       —     —       —       —         9,351,882       —         —         9,351,882  

Other Comprehensive Income (Loss); Net of Tax

                                                           

Net Derivative (Loss), net of tax of $3,404,407

  —       —     —       —       —         —         —         (6,322,471 )     (6,322,471 )

Reclassification Adjustment, net of tax of $1,194,973

  —       —     —       —       —         —         —         2,219,235       2,219,235  
                                                       


Total Comprehensive Income

                                                        5,248,646  

Issuance and Amortization of Restricted Stock

  —       —     4,331     866     1,184,790       —         (778,585 )     —         407,071  

Exercise of Stock Options and Warrants

  —       —     2,298,803     459,761     (290,510 )     —         —         —         169,251  

Preferred Stock Dividends

  —       —     —       —       —         (474,770 )     —         —         (474,770 )
   
 

 
 

 


 


 


 


 


Balance at September 30, 2004

  791,968   $ 791,968   20,433,145   $ 4,086,629   $ 54,253,303     $ 538,709     $ (1,160,183 )   $ (5,101,234 )   $ 53,409,192  
   
 

 
 

 


 


 


 


 


 

See notes to consolidated financial statements.

 

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GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARIES

Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements

June 30, 2004 and 2003

(Unaudited)

 

NOTE A - Basis of Presentation

 

The consolidated financial statements of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation (“Goodrich” or “the Company”) included in this Form 10-Q have been prepared, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and, accordingly, certain information normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States has been condensed or omitted. The consolidated financial statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments that, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation.

 

The accompanying consolidated financial statements of the Company should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003.

 

The results of operations for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2004 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.

 

Income Taxes

 

The Company follows the asset and liability method of accounting for deferred income taxes prescribed by SFAS No. 109, “Accounting for Income Taxes”. The statement provides for the recognition of a deferred tax asset for deductible temporary timing differences, capital and operating loss carryforwards, statutory depletion carryforward and tax credit carryforwards, net of a “valuation allowance”. The valuation allowance is provided for that portion of the asset for which it is deemed more likely than not that it will not be realized.

 

As discussed in Note F of the Consolidated Financial Statements included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, the Company established a deferred tax valuation allowance of $17.5 million as of December 31, 2003. The Company revised its deferred tax valuation allowance in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 in the amount of $3,106,000, based on the anticipated reversal of temporary differences and utilization of tax operating loss carryforwards.

 

Restatement of 2003 Financial Statements

 

In the course of preparing its 2003 year-end financial statements, the Company discovered a systematic error in the calculations of its non-cash depletion, depreciation and amortization expense since 1997. Essentially, the Company had been allocating the acquisition and development costs of its oil and gas properties over total proved reserves in each field rather than segregating the costs between those costs to be allocated over proved developed reserves versus those costs to be allocated over total proved reserves. Accordingly, the Company has restated its previously reported depletion, depreciation and amortization expense for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2003. Such restated amounts reflect reallocations of the purchase price of three oil and gas property acquisitions completed prior to January 1, 2001, based upon analyses of contemporaneous documentation from the time of the acquisitions. The tax-effected amounts of the adjustments resulted in changes in the Company’s previously reported Statement of Operations as follows:

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2003


  

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2003


    

As

Reported


  

As

Restated


  

As

Reported


  

As

Restated


Depletion, Depreciation and Amortization

   $ 1,704,263    $ 2,186,782    $ 4,889,893    $ 6,311,896

Income Taxes

     828,483      659,601      1,783,640      1,285,435

Net Income

     1,538,613      1,224,976      3,107,183      2,183,385

Net Income Applicable to Common Stock

     1,380,247      1,066,610      2,632,085      1,708,287

Net Income per Average Common Share (Basic)

     0.08      0.06      0.15      0.09

Net Income per Average Common Share (Diluted)

     0.07      0.05      0.13      0.08

 

 

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The tax-adjusted cumulative effect of the error on non-cash depletion, depreciation and amortization expense in years prior to December 31, 2002 resulted in a reduction of stockholders’ equity as of January 1, 2003 in the amount of $2,199,077. The restatement adjustments had no impact on cash flow from operating, investing or financing activities.

 

NOTE B – New Accounting Pronouncements

 

Effective January 1, 2003, the Company adopted SFAS No. 143, Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations. SFAS No. 143 requires the Company to record a liability equal to the fair value of the estimated cost to retire an asset. The asset retirement liability must be recorded in the periods in which the obligation meets the definition of a liability, which is generally when the asset is placed in service. Prior to the adoption of SFAS No. 143, the Company recorded liabilities for the abandonment of oil and gas properties only in its two largest fields, with such liabilities amounting to $4,881,000 as of December 31, 2002. In accordance with the transition provisions of SFAS No. 143, the Company recorded an adjustment to recognize additional estimated liabilities for the abandonment of oil and gas properties, as of January 1, 2003, in the amount of $1,408,000, and additional oil and gas properties, net of accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization, in the amount of $1,092,000. Any subsequent difference between costs incurred upon settlement of an asset retirement obligation and the recorded liability will be recognized as a gain or loss in the Company’s earnings. To recognize the cumulative effect of this change in accounting principle, the Company recorded a charge to earnings as of January 1, 2003 in the amount of $205,000, reflecting the $316,000 difference between the adjustments to the liability and asset accounts, net of the related income tax effect. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003, the Company recorded the following activity in the abandonment liability:

 

    

Nine Months Ended

September 30,


 
     2004

    2003

 

Beginning balance

   $ 6,601,186     $ 6,289,065  

Accretion of liability

     238,711       286,000  

Liability for newly added wells

     314,334       296,000  

Abandonment costs incurred or sold

     (140,793 )     (220,780 )
    


 


Ending balance

     7,013,438       6,650,285  

Less: current portion

     (91,605 )     (125,000 )
    


 


     $ 6,921,833     $ 6,525,285  
    


 


 

In March 2004, the FASB issued an exposure draft on accounting for stock-based compensation. The exposure draft reflects the FASB’s tentative conclusion that the fair value of stock options should be expensed in companies’ financial statements for years ending after December 31, 2004. In October 2004, the FASB announced that it would defer the effective date for the expensing of stock options as proposed in the exposure draft for at least six months. The Company will continue to monitor developments with respect to the exposure draft to determine the potential impact on its financial statements.

 

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NOTE C – Senior Credit Facility

 

On November 9, 2001, the Company established a three-year $50,000,000 senior credit facility with BNP Paribas, with an initial borrowing base of $25,000,000. In December 2003, the borrowing base was redetermined to be $28,000,000 and BNP Paribas and the Company agreed to extend the term of the senior credit facility to December 29, 2006, subject to periodic redeterminations of the borrowing base. In August 2004, the borrowing base was redetermined to be $32,000,000. Borrowings outstanding under the senior credit facility as of September 30, 2004 were $25,500,000.

 

Interest on borrowings under the senior credit facility accrue at a rate calculated, at the option of the Company, at either the BNP Paribas base rate plus 0.00% to 0.50%, or LIBOR plus 1.50%—2.50%, depending on borrowing base utilization. Interest on LIBOR-rate borrowings is due and payable on the last day of its respective interest period. Accrued interest on each base-rate borrowing is due and payable on the last day of each quarter. The credit facility requires that the Company pay a 0.375% per annum commitment fee, payable in quarterly installments based on the Company’s borrowing base utilization. Prior to maturity, no payments are required so long as the maximum borrowing base amount exceeds the amounts outstanding under the credit facility. The credit facility requires the Company to monitor tangible net worth and maintain certain financial statement ratios at certain levels. As of September 30, 2004, the Company was in compliance with all such requirements. Substantially all the Company’s assets are pledged to secure the senior credit facility.

 

As indicated in Note D, the Company entered into three separate interest rate swaps with BNP Paribas in February 2003, covering a three year period commencing in February 2003, and in February 2004, the Company entered into another interest rate swap with BNP Paribas, covering a one year period commencing in February 2006.

 

NOTE D – Hedging Activities

 

The Company utilizes commodity hedges in the form of fixed price swaps, whereby the Company receives a fixed price and pays a floating price based on NYMEX quoted prices. As of September 30, 2004, the Company’s open forward position on its outstanding natural gas and crude oil hedging contracts, all of which were with BNP Paribas, were as follows:

 

Natural Gas    4th Qtr 2004

   1st Qtr 2005

   2nd Qtr 2005

   3rd Qtr 2005

   4th Qtr 2005

     Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

     3,000    $ 5.00    6,000    $ 6.27    4,000    $ 6.03    4,000    $ 6.03    4,000    $ 6.03
     3,000    $ 5.94    2,000    $ 7.70    2,000    $ 6.50    2,000    $ 6.50    2,000    $ 6.70

*  Quantity in MMBtu per day.

                                                           
Crude Oil    4th Qtr 2004

   1st Qtr 2005

   2nd Qtr 2005

   3rd Qtr 2005

   4th Qtr 2005

     Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

     700    $ 28.20    500    $ 33.28    500    $ 35.00    500    $ 34.65    500    $ 34.50
     300    $ 30.25    500    $ 35.73    500    $ 37.18    500    $ 36.18    500    $ 39.20

** Quantity in Barrels per day.

 

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The fair value of the natural gas and oil hedging contracts in place at September 30, 2004, resulted in a liability of $7,646,095. As of September 30, 2004, $4,281,073 (net of $2,305,193 in income taxes) of deferred losses on derivative instruments accumulated in other comprehensive income are expected to be reclassified into earnings during the next twelve months. In the nine months ended September 30, 2004, $3,306,950 in realized losses was reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to oil and gas sales as the cash flow of the hedged items was recognized. For nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003, the Company’s earnings were not materially affected by cash flow hedging ineffectiveness arising from the oil and gas hedging contracts. Subsequent to September 30, 2004, the Company entered into the following natural gas hedging contracts with BNP Paribas:

 

2,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $8.14 for January 2005 through March 2005;

3,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $6.55 for April 2005 through June 2005;

3,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $6.50 for July 2005 through September 2005;

3,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $6.75 for October 2005 through December 2005

 

Interest Rate Swaps

 

The Company has a variable-rate debt obligation that exposes the Company to the effects of changes in interest rates. To partially reduce its exposure to interest rate risk, the Company entered into three separate interest rate swaps with BNP Paribas in February 2003 covering a three year period which are designated as cash flow hedges (one of the interest rate swaps has now expired). The first interest rate swap, which had an effective date of February 26, 2003, expired on its maturity date of February 26, 2004, and was for $18,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 1.53%. The second interest rate swap, which has an effective date of February 26, 2004 and a maturity date of November 8, 2004, is for $18,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 2.25%. The third interest rate swap, which has an effective date of November 8, 2004 and a maturity date of February 26, 2006, is for $18,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 3.46%. In February 2004, the Company entered into a fourth interest rate swap contract with BNP Paribas, which has an effective date of February 26, 2006 and a maturity date of February 26, 2007, for $23,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 4.08%. The fair value of the interest rate swap contracts in place at September 30, 2004, resulted in a liability of $301,502. As of September 30, 2004, $95,703 (net of $51,333 in income taxes) of deferred losses on derivative instruments accumulated in other comprehensive income are expected to be reclassified into earnings during the next twelve months. In the nine months ended September 30, 2004, $107,258 of previously deferred losses was reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income to interest expense as the cash flow of the hedged items was recognized. For the nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003, the Company’s earnings were not significantly affected by cash flow hedging ineffectiveness of interest rates.

 

NOTE E – Net Income Per Share

 

Net income was used as the numerator in computing basic and diluted income per common share for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003. The following table reconciles the weighted-average shares outstanding used for these computations.

 

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Three Months Ended

September 30,


  

Nine Months Ended

September 30,


     2004

   2003

   2004

   2003

Basic Method

   20,221,358    18,113,947    19,228,728    18,042,332

Dilutive Stock Warrants

   522,008    2,382,368    509,743    2,255,168

Dilutive Stock Options and Restricted Stock

   348,024    90,741    306,322    66,332
    
  
  
  

Diluted Method

   21,091,390    20,587,056    20,044,793    20,363,832
    
  
  
  

 

The computation of earnings per share for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003 considered exercisable stock warrants, stock options and restricted stock to the extent that the exercise of such securities would have been dilutive, however, such computation did not consider preferred stock which is convertible into shares of common stock because the effect of such conversion would have been antidilutive. Pursuant to a May 2003 stock purchase agreement, the holders of 2,369,527 warrants to purchase common stock elected a cashless exercise of such warrants resulting in the issuance of 2,109,169 shares of common stock in three separate installments which closed in January, April, and July 2004. There are no further exercises of warrants to be made pursuant to the stock purchase agreement (see Note G).

 

In February 2003, the Company issued 125,157 shares of its common stock to employees holding 1,016,500 outstanding stock options in exchange for the cancellation of such options (at the time of cancellation, the options were antidilutive). Based on the value of the Company’s common stock at the time of the exchange, the Company recorded a non-cash charge to earnings in February 2003 in the amount of $403,000 related to the issuance of shares in lieu of cancelled options. At the same time, the Company commenced granting a series of restricted share awards, with three year vesting periods, to its employees under a stockholder approved equity compensation plan. Based on the value of the Company’s common stock at the time of the grants, those awards resulted in charges to a contra equity account and credits to additional paid-in capital in the following amounts:

 

  $483,000 for 150,000 restricted share awards granted in February 2003;

 

  $54,000 for 11,500 restricted share awards granted in July and October 2003;

 

  $1,134,000 for 166,300 restricted share awards granted in February 2004; and

 

  $209,100 for 19,500 restricted share awards granted in July through September 2004

 

The charges to the contra equity account are being amortized to earnings as non-cash charges to general and administrative expenses over the three year vesting period of each restricted share award and resulted in non-cash charges to earnings of $110,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003 and $407,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004. In the nine months ended September 30, 2004, the Company recorded a credit to the contra equity account and a charge to additional paid-in capital in the amount of $158,000 for the value of 28,918 non-vested restricted share awards that were forfeited by terminated employees. The amortization to earnings of restricted share awards has been adjusted to reflect such forfeitures. Assuming no additional restricted share awards or forfeitures, the Company will be required to record recurring non-cash charges to earnings of approximately $145,000 per quarter, related to the periodic vesting of the restricted share awards that have been issued to date.

 

The Company applies APB Opinion No. 25 in accounting for its stock compensation plans and, accordingly, no compensation cost has been recognized for its stock options in the financial statements. Had the Company determined compensation cost based on the fair value at the grant date for its stock options under SFAS No. 123, net income for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2004 and 2003 would have been reduced to the pro forma amounts indicated below.

 

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Three Months Ended

September 30,


   

Nine Months Ended

September 30,


 
     2004

    2003

    2004

    2003

 
           (Restated)           (Restated)  

Net income

                                

As reported

   $ 4,337,394     $ 1,224,976     $ 9,351,882     $ 2,183,385  

Restricted stock compensation expense included in net income, net of tax

     139,311       43,139       407,071       110,222  

Stock based compensation expense at fair value, net of tax

     (140,976 )     (84,086 )     (412,065 )     (140,932 )
    


 


 


 


Pro forma

   $ 4,335,729     $ 1,184,029     $ 9,346,888     $ 2,152,675  
    


 


 


 


Net income applicable to common stock

                                

As reported

   $ 4,179,193     $ 1,066,610     $ 8,877,112     $ 1,708,287  

Restricted stock compensation expense included in net income, net of tax

     139,311       43,139       407,071       110,222  

Stock based compensation expense at fair value, net of tax

     (140,976 )     (84,086 )     (412,065 )     (140,932 )
    


 


 


 


Pro forma

   $ 4,177,528     $ 1,025,663     $ 8,872,118     $ 1,677,577  
    


 


 


 


Net income applicable to common stock per share

                                

As reported, basic

   $ 0.21     $ 0.06     $ 0.46     $ 0.09  

Pro forma, basic

     0.21       0.06       0.46       0.09  

As reported, diluted

     0.20       0.05       0.44       0.08  

Pro forma, diluted

     0.20       0.05       0.44       0.08  

 

NOTE F - Commitments and Contingencies

 

In connection with the acquisition of its Burrwood and West Delta fields, the Company secured a performance bond and established an escrow account to be used for the payment of obligations associated with the plugging and abandonment of the wells, salvage and removal of platforms and related equipment, and the site restoration of the fields. Required escrowed outlays included an initial cash payment of $750,000 and monthly cash payments of $70,000 beginning June 1, 2000 and continuing until June 1, 2005. The escrow agreement was amended in the fourth quarter of 2001 to suspend monthly cash payments and cap the escrow account at its current balance of $2,039,000.

 

On February 8, 2000, the Company commenced a suit against the operator and joint owner of the Lafitte field, alleging certain items of misconduct and violations of the agreements associated primarily with the joint acquisition of and unfettered access to a license to 3-D seismic data over the field. The operator counter-claimed against Goodrich on the grounds that Goodrich was obligated to post a bond to secure the plugging and abandonment obligations in the field. On November 1, 2002 the 125th Judicial District Court of Harris County, Texas, ruled in favor of the Company stating (1) The Sale and Assignment between the Company and the operator assigned the same rights to the 3-D seismic data that the operator had pursuant to the operator’s data use license agreement from Texaco Exploration and Production, Inc. (“TEPI”); and (2) Also pursuant to the terms of the Sale and Assignment, Goodrich is required to post 49% of the bond liability to TEPI at such time that TEPI requests it. A jury trial commenced in September 2003. On October 29, 2003, the jury found the operator and joint owner to be in breach of the Sale and Assignment and awarded a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company monetary damages as well as recovery of attorneys’ fees. On May 28, 2004, the trial court ordered a final judgment which awarded the Company a net sum of approximately $2,065,000 as follows:

 

  1. $538,000 in damages;

 

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  2. $1,515,000 in recovery of plaintiff’s attorneys’ fees; and

 

  3. Pre-judgment interest of approximately $115,000, which was calculated on the damages at a rate of 5%, per annum, compounded annually, from the date of the filing of the lawsuit on February 8, 2000 through May 27, 2004, the day preceding the date of the final judgment.

 

The trial court also ordered the Company to pay $103,000 to the operator in recovery of defendant’s attorneys’ fees and provided for post-judgment interest to accrue on the awarded damages and both parties’ attorneys’ fees through the date of ultimate payment. Either party could have appealed the final judgment or filed a motion for a new trial within ninety days from the date of the final judgment. In September 2004, the time period for either party to appeal the judgment elapsed, therefore, the Company accrued a non-recurring gain in the quarter ended September 30, 2004 in the amount of $2,050,000, reflecting the anticipated payment of the final judgment by the operator less the Company’s estimated expenses of the final judgment. In October 2004, the operator remitted a total of $2,118,000 to the Company in full satisfaction of the judgment, including the net amount of post-judgment interest.

 

The Company is party to additional lawsuits arising in the normal course of business. The Company intends to defend these actions vigorously and believes, based on currently available information, that adverse results or judgments from such actions, if any, will not be material to its financial position or results of operations.

 

NOTE G – Funds Held Temporarily for Stockholders

 

Pursuant to a May 2003 stock purchase agreement, the Company acted as agent for certain stockholders to facilitate a sale of shares in three installments in January 2004, April 2004, and July 2004. In that capacity, the Company temporarily received funds totaling $3,886,988 from the purchasing stockholders in December 2003, which are reflected on the Company’s December 31, 2003 balance sheet in both cash and current liabilities. In accordance with the stock purchase agreement, the Company transferred the funds to the selling stockholders in January 2004 upon the sale of the shares. A portion of the shares of common stock sold by the selling stockholders in January 2004, April 2004, and July 2004 resulted from the cashless exercise of warrants to purchase common stock. There are no further exercises of warrants to be made pursuant to the stock purchase agreement (see Note E).

 

NOTE H – Subsequent Event

 

In October 2004, the Company sold its interests in several non-core properties in West Texas for gross proceeds of $2,175,000. The Company expects to report a non-recurring gain of approximately $850,000 on the sale of these properties in the fourth quarter of 2004.

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial

Condition and Results of Operations

 

The following discussion is intended to assist in understanding the Company’s financial position, results of operations and cash flows for each of the periods presented. The Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003 includes a description of the Company’s critical accounting policies, estimates and other information that should be referred to in conjunction with the following discussion.

 

Changes in Results of Operations

 

Three months ended September 30, 2004 versus three months ended September 30, 2003

 

Total revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2004 amounted to $12,182,000 compared to $7,995,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2003. Oil and gas sales for the three months ended September 30, 2004 were $12,152,000 compared to $7,979,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2003. This increase resulted from a 30% increase in oil and gas production volumes, due to a number of successful well completions since the first quarter of 2003, as well as an increase in average oil prices. Additionally, oil and gas revenues include sales of natural gas liquids in the amount of $578,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $306,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, resulting from processing a portion of the Company’s natural gas production beginning in July 2003 (sales of natural gas liquids are reflected in the calculation of average gas prices shown below). The following table presents the production volumes and pricing information for the comparative periods, with the average oil and gas prices reflecting the results of the Company’s commodity hedging program as further described under “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk – Commodity Hedging Activity.”

 

    

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2004


  

Three Months Ended

September 30, 2003


     Production

   Average Price

   Production

   Average Price

Gas (Mcf)

   1,439,698    $ 5.42    814,198    $ 5.48

Oil (Bbls)

   120,904    $ 35.99    141,843    $ 24.79

 

Other revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2004 were $30,000 compared to $15,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase primarily due to higher interest income and miscellaneous income.

 

Lease operating expense was $1,887,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 versus $1,291,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, resulting from cost increases experienced primarily in the Burrwood/West Delta and Lafitte fields as well as from having a larger number of producing wells. Production taxes were $889,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $567,000 in the third quarter of 2003, due to higher oil and gas sales in the 2004 period. Depletion, depreciation and amortization expense was $3,220,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2004 versus $2,187,000 for the three months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase due to higher equivalent units of production, and higher depletion rates. Exploration expense in the three months ended September 30, 2004 was $1,865,000 compared to $385,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase primarily due to seismic costs in the St. Gabriel field and higher non-producing leasehold amortization expense.

 

General and administrative expenses amounted to $1,641,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 versus $1,365,000 in the third quarter of 2003. The most significant factor in this variance resulted from an increase in the Company’s payroll and employee benefits expense to $1,074,000 in the three months ended

 

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September 30, 2004 from $616,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, primarily due to an increase in the number of employees. Additionally, non-cash charges for employee equity compensation programs increased to $139,000 in the third quarter of 2004 from $43,000 in the third quarter of 2003. Partially offsetting these increases were decreases in legal fees and other administrative expenses.

 

Interest expense was $317,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $324,000 in the third quarter of 2003, with the decrease primarily resulting from a decline in the amortization of prepaid debt costs.

 

Gains and losses on asset sales and litigation judgement were a net gain of $2,046,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $8,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase due to a non-recurring gain resulting from the final judgment ordered by the trial judge in favor of the Company in its litigation against the operator of the Lafitte field.

 

Income tax expense was $72,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $660,000 in the three months ended September 30, 2003. The Company revised its deferred tax valuation allowance in the third quarter of 2004 in the amount of $1,471,000, based primarily on the anticipated utilization of tax operating loss carryforwards, whereas in the three months ended September 30, 2003 income tax expense represented 35% of pre-tax income.

 

Nine months ended September 30, 2004 versus nine months ended September 30, 2003

 

Total revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 amounted to $32,474,000 compared to $22,956,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2003. Oil and gas sales for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 were $32,329,000 compared to $22,551,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2003. This increase resulted from a 26% increase in oil and gas production volumes, due to a number of successful well completions since the first quarter of 2003, as well as an increase in average oil and gas prices. Additionally, oil and gas revenues include sales of natural gas liquids in the amount of $1,417,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $306,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, resulting from processing a portion of the Company’s natural gas production beginning in July 2003 (sales of natural gas liquids are reflected in the calculation of average gas prices shown below). The following table presents the production volumes and pricing information for the comparative periods, with the average oil and gas prices reflecting the results of the Company’s commodity hedging program as further described under “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk – Commodity Hedging Activity.”

 

    

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2004


  

Nine Months Ended

September 30, 2003


     Production

   Average Price

   Production

   Average Price

Gas (Mcf)

   3,457,886    $ 5.91    2,306,721    $ 5.26

Oil (Bbls)

   366,295    $ 32.35    366,310    $ 28.30

 

Other revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2004 were $145,000 compared to $405,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with the decrease of $260,000 primarily due to the absence of prospect fees received on two drilling prospects in the first quarter of 2003.

 

Lease operating expense was $5,079,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 versus $4,559,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase resulting largely from an increase in the number of producing wells. Production taxes were $2,178,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $1,614,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, due to higher oil and gas sales in the 2004 period. Depletion, depreciation and amortization expense was $8,454,000 for the nine months ended

 

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September 30, 2004 versus $6,312,000 for the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase due to higher equivalent units of production, and higher depletion rates. Exploration expense in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 was $3,881,000 compared to $1,829,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase primarily due to seismic costs in the Plumb Bob and St. Gabriel fields and higher non-producing leasehold amortization expense, partially offset by a decrease in exploratory dry hole costs.

 

General and administrative expenses amounted to $4,473,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 versus $3,993,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. The most significant factor in this variance resulted from an increase in the Company’s payroll and employee benefits expense to $2,360,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from $1,523,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, primarily due to an increase in the number of employees. Partially offsetting this increase were decreases in legal fees and certain other administrative expenses as well as a decrease in non-cash charges for employee equity compensation programs to $407,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 from $513,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. In the 2004 period, these non-cash charges consisted solely of vesting of restricted stock grants in the amount of $407,000, whereas in the 2003 period, such amounts included charges of $403,000 related to the February 2003 issuance of 125,157 shares of common stock in lieu of 1,016,500 cancelled stock options and $110,000 related to the vesting of restricted stock grants.

 

Interest expense was $789,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $746,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase primarily attributable to a higher level of borrowings in the 2004 period.

 

Gains and losses on asset sales and litigation judgement were a net gain of $1,987,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 compared to a net loss of $229,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003, with the increase due to a non-recurring gain resulting from the final judgment ordered by the trial judge in favor of the Company in its litigation against the operator of the Lafitte field.

 

Income tax expense was $255,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 compared to $1,285,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. The Company revised its deferred tax valuation allowance in the nine months ended September 30, 2004 in the amount of $3,106,000, based on the anticipated reversal of temporary differences and utilization of tax operating loss carryforwards, whereas in the nine months ended September 30, 2003 income tax expense represented 35% of pre-tax income.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Net cash provided by operating activities was $24,108,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $10,869,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. The increase in the 2004 period reflects higher oil and gas revenues, partially offset by an increase in lease operating expenses, production taxes, and exploration expenses. The operating cash flow amounts are net of changes in working capital, which resulted in an increase in operating cash flow of $5,100,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to a decrease of $1,284,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003.

 

Net cash used in investing activities was $28,800,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $15,030,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. In the nine months ended September 30, 2004 capital expenditures totaled $28,809,000, as the Company participated in the drilling of two successful exploratory wells and one successful sidetrack well in the Burrwood/West Delta 83 field and incurred substantial drilling and leasehold acquisition costs in East Texas and Northwest Louisiana (see “Cotton Valley Drilling Program”). Offsetting these capital expenditures was a minor property sale in the amount of $9,000. In the nine months ended September 30, 2003, capital expenditures totaled $15,371,000 and were partially offset by the sale of the Company’s interest in the South Drew field resulting in proceeds of $341,000.

 

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Net cash provided by financing activities was $4,964,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2004, compared to $2,440,000 in the nine months ended September 30, 2003. In the nine months ended September 30, 2004, net borrowings under the Company’s senior credit facility provided cash of $5,500,000 and exercises of stock options and warrants provided cash of $169,000, while preferred stock dividends and production payments used cash of $705,000. In the nine months ended September 30, 2003, borrowings under the Company’s senior credit facility provided cash of $3,100,000 and exercises of stock warrants provided cash of $122,000, while preferred stock dividends and production payments used cash of $782,000.

 

In July 2004, the Company announced that its Board of Directors had approved an increase in the Company’s 2004 capital expenditure budget from $25 million up to $45 million. The Board approved the increase in order to accelerate the development of the Company’s acreage in the Cotton Valley trend of East Texas and Northwest Louisiana (see “Cotton Valley Drilling Program”) and due to the Company’s improving projections for cash flow from operations. The Company expects to finance its remaining 2004 capital expenditures through a combination of cash flow from operations and borrowings under existing and, possibly, expanded bank credit facilities (see “Senior Credit Facility”). Approximately 50% of the 2004 capital expenditure budget has been designated for exploration and development drilling activities in the Cotton Valley trend.

 

Cotton Valley Drilling Program

 

In the first quarter of 2004, the Company commenced what it believes is a relatively low risk drilling initiative which is focused on the Cotton Valley trend in the East Texas Basin in and around Rusk, Panola and Smith Counties, Texas, and DeSoto and Caddo Parishes, Louisiana. As of October 31, 2004, the Company had acquired or farmed in leases totaling approximately 45,000 gross acres, with an average working interest of approximately 80%, and is attempting to acquire additional acreage in the area. The Company has successfully drilled 8 operated wells targeting the Cotton Valley formation and projects that it will drill a total of 14 to 15 such wells by the end of 2004. For the wells completed to date, the Company estimates that the initial 30 day average gross production rate per well is approximately 900 Mcf of gas per day. This estimated average production rate for the initial 30 day period is consistent with the range originally projected by the Company prior to commencing its drilling activities in the Cotton Valley trend. Initial production from the Cotton Valley wells commenced in June 2004, and taking into account the expected decline following the initial 30 day period, the current gross production from the 8 successfully completed wells is approximately 5,200 Mcf of gas per day, or 3,500 Mcf of gas per day net to the Company.

 

In East Texas, the Company commenced a drilling program in April 2004 and has drilled a total of 6 successful wells on its operated acreage targeting the Cotton Valley formation. The Company has a 100% working interest in four of the completed wells and an 85% working interest in two of the completed wells. The Company currently has engaged two drilling rigs which are drilling new wells on its operated acreage in East Texas and has a third rig under contract.

 

In Northwest Louisiana, the Company commenced a drilling program targeting the Cotton Valley formation in the first quarter of 2004 and has successfully completed two wells, which are currently in production. The Company’s initiative in this area began in the third quarter of 2003, when it obtained, via farmout, exploration rights to approximately 18,000 gross acres in the Bethany-Longstreet field (excluding the Crane zone of the Pettit formation). The Company will retain continuous drilling rights to the entire block so long as it drills at least one well every 120 days. For each productive well drilled under the agreement, the Company will earn an assignment to 160 acres. The Company began exploration and development drilling activities in the field and completed three successful wells in the Hosston formation in the fourth quarter of 2003. The Company has a 70% working interest in the five Bethany-Longstreet wells completed to date and anticipates that its working interests in the additional wells to be drilled in the field will range between 50% and 70%.

 

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South Louisiana Operations

 

Burrwood/West Delta 83 Fields

 

In the second quarter of 2004, the Company successfully completed two exploratory wells in the Burrwood/West Delta 83 fields in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana. The first well was the Company’s initial Dempsey Prospect well, in which it has a 70% working interest and the second well was the Company’s initial Norton Prospect well, in which it has a 65% working interest. Additionally, in the third quarter of 2004, the Company drilled a successful sidetrack well to one of its other existing producing wells in the field, in which it has a 65% working interest. The Company’s share of the current production from these three wells is approximately 4,300 Mcf of gas per day and 425 barrels of oil per day. In the fourth quarter of 2004, the Company anticipates drilling an additional exploratory well on a prospect with a 42% working interest.

 

Plumb Bob Field

 

In the third quarter of 2003, the Company obtained certain rights in the Plumb Bob field located in St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. The rights include a 70% working interest in oil and gas leases covering approximately 450 acres, 3-D seismic permits with oil and gas lease options covering approximately 17,000 acres, seven existing shut-in wellbores, where the Company identified recompletion projects, and the rights to acquire related production facilities and pipelines upon establishment of production. In the fourth quarter of 2003, the Company began workover drilling activities in the field and restored production capability in three wells. In the fourth quarter of 2003, the Company also commenced a 30 square mile 3-D seismic survey which was completed in the second quarter of 2004. Processing and evaluation of the seismic data will take place in the second half of 2004. Based on the evaluation of the seismic data, the Company will determine the extent of its drilling and remaining workover plans in the field.

 

St. Gabriel Field

 

In July 2004, the Company announced that it has entered into 3-D seismic permits and oil and gas lease options to acquire an approximate 30 square mile 3-D seismic survey over the St. Gabriel field in Ascension and Iberville Parishes, Louisiana. The Company commenced shooting the 3-D seismic survey in July 2004. Data acquisition was recently completed and the Company expects to receive the processed data by the end of the year. The Company has an approximate 70% working interest in the project and has budgeted a total of approximately $1.75 million for the acquisition of the rights and the 3-D seismic survey in 2004. Post 3-D development drilling activities are not expected to occur prior to 2005.

 

Senior Credit Facility

 

On November 9, 2001, the Company established a three-year $50,000,000 senior credit facility with BNP Paribas, with an initial borrowing base of $25,000,000. In December 2003, the borrowing base was redetermined to be $28,000,000 and BNP Paribas and the Company agreed to extend the term of the senior credit facility to December 29, 2006, subject to periodic redeterminations of the borrowing base. In August 2004, the borrowing base was redetermined to be $32,000,000. Borrowings outstanding under the senior credit facility were $25,500,000 as of September 30, 2004 and November 10, 2004 and the Company expects to have continuing liquidity to meet its working capital needs and capital expenditures. The Company has also entered into a non-binding agreement for a subordinated bank credit facility of up to $15 million that would be available to finance the increased capital expenditures related to development of the Company’s acreage in the Cotton Valley trend (see “Liquidity and Capital Resources”).

 

Interest on borrowings under the existing senior credit facility accrue at a rate calculated, at the option of the Company, as either the BNP Paribas base rate plus 0.00% to 0.50%, or LIBOR plus 1.50% to 2.50%,

 

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depending on borrowing base utilization. Interest on LIBOR-rate borrowings is due and payable on the last day of its respective interest period. Accrued interest on each base-rate borrowing is due and payable on the last day of each quarter. The credit facility requires that the Company pay a 0.375% per annum commitment fee, payable in quarterly installments based on the Company’s borrowing base utilization. Prior to maturity, no payments are required so long as the maximum borrowing base amount exceeds the amounts outstanding under the credit facility. The credit facility requires the Company to monitor tangible net worth and maintain certain financial statement ratios at certain levels. As of September 30, 2004, the Company was in compliance with all such requirements. Substantially all the Company’s assets are pledged to secure the senior credit facility.

 

In February 2003, the Company entered into three separate interest rate swaps with BNP Paribas, covering a three year period commencing in February 2003, and in February 2004, the Company entered into a fourth interest rate swap with BNP Paribas, covering a one year period commencing in February 2006 (see “Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk – Debt and debt-related derivatives”).

 

New Accounting Pronouncements

 

Effective January 1, 2003, the Company adopted SFAS No. 143, Accounting for Asset Retirement Obligations. SFAS No. 143 requires the Company to record a liability equal to the fair value of the estimated cost to retire an asset. The asset retirement liability must be recorded in the periods in which the obligation meets the definition of a liability, which is generally when the asset is placed in service. Prior to the adoption of SFAS No. 143, the Company recorded liabilities for the abandonment of oil and gas properties only in its two largest fields, with such liabilities amounting to $4,881,000 as of December 31, 2002. In accordance with the transition provisions of SFAS No. 143, the Company recorded an adjustment to recognize additional estimated liabilities for the abandonment of oil and gas properties, as of January 1, 2003, in the amount of $1,408,000, and additional oil and gas properties, net of accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization, in the amount of $1,092,000. Any subsequent difference between costs incurred upon settlement of an asset retirement obligation and the recorded liability will be recognized as a gain or loss in the Company’s earnings. To recognize the cumulative effect of this change in accounting principle, the Company recorded a charge to earnings as of January 1, 2003 in the amount of $205,000, reflecting the $316,000 difference between the adjustments to the liability and asset accounts, net of the related income tax effect.

 

In March 2004, the FASB issued an exposure draft on accounting for stock-based compensation. The exposure draft reflects the FASB’s tentative conclusion that the fair value of stock options should be expensed in companies’ financial statements for years ending after December 31, 2004. In October 2004, the FASB announced that it would defer the effective date for the expensing of stock options as proposed in the exposure draft for at least six months. The Company will continue to monitor developments with respect to the exposure draft to determine the potential impact on its financial statements.

 

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Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk

 

Commodity Hedging Activity

 

The Company enters into futures contracts or other hedging agreements from time to time to manage the commodity price risk for a portion of its production. The Company considers these to be hedging activities and, as such, monthly settlements on these contracts are reflected in its oil and natural gas sales. The Company’s strategy, which is administered by the Hedging Committee of the Board of Directors, and reviewed periodically by the entire Board of Directors, has been to hedge between 30% and 70% of its production. As of September 30, 2004, all of the commodity hedges utilized by the Company were in the form of fixed price swaps, where the Company receives a fixed price and pays a floating price based on NYMEX quoted prices. The basis risk for the pricing differentials between the points the Company sells its production and the NYMEX locations is not hedged. Changes in the basis during the term of a hedge may cause ineffectiveness of the hedge. As of September 30, 2004, the Company’s open forward position on its outstanding commodity hedging contracts, all of which were with BNP Paribas, was as follows:

 

Natural Gas    4th Qtr 2004

   1st Qtr 2005

   2nd Qtr 2005

   3rd Qtr 2005

   4th Qtr 2005

     Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

   Qty*

   Price

     3,000    $ 5.00    6,000    $ 6.27    4,000    $ 6.03    4,000    $ 6.03    4,000    $ 6.03
     3,000    $ 5.94    2,000    $ 7.70    2,000    $ 6.50    2,000    $ 6.50    2,000    $ 6.70

*  Quantity in MMBtu per day.

                                                           
Crude Oil    4th Qtr 2004

   1st Qtr 2005

   2nd Qtr 2005

   3rd Qtr 2005

   4th Qtr 2005

     Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

   Qty**

   Price

     700    $ 28.20    500    $ 33.28    500    $ 35.00    500    $ 34.65    500    $ 34.50
     300    $ 30.25    500    $ 35.73    500    $ 37.18    500    $ 36.18    500    $ 39.20

** Quantity in Barrels per day.

 

The fair value of the natural gas and oil hedging contracts in place at September 30, 2004, resulted in a liability of $7,646,000. Based on oil and gas pricing in effect at September 30, 2004, a hypothetical 10% increase in oil and gas prices would have increased the liability to $11,963,000 while a hypothetical 10% decrease in oil and gas prices would have decreased the liability to $3,329,000. Subsequent to September 30, 2004, the Company entered into the following natural gas hedging contracts with BNP Paribas:

 

2,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $8.14 for January 2005 through March 2005;

3,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $6.55 for April 2005 through June 2005;

3,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $6.50 for July 2005 through September 2005;

3,000 MMBtu per day “swap” at fixed price of $6.75 for October 2005 through December 2005

 

Debt and debt-related derivatives

 

In February 2003, the Company entered into three separate interest rate swaps with BNP Paribas covering a three year period (one of the interest rate swaps has now expired). The first interest rate swap, which had an effective date of February 26, 2003, expired on its maturity date of February 26, 2004, and was for $18,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 1.53%. The second interest rate swap, which has an effective date of February 26, 2004 and a maturity date of November 8, 2004, is for $18,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of

 

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2.25%. The third interest rate swap, which has an effective date of November 8, 2004 and a maturity date of February 26, 2006, is for $18,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 3.46%. In February 2004, the Company entered into a fourth interest rate swap contract with BNP Paribas, which has an effective date of February 26, 2006 and a maturity date of February 26, 2007, for $23,000,000 with a LIBOR swap rate of 4.08%. The fair value of the interest rate swap contracts in place at September 30, 2004, resulted in a liability of $302,000. Based on interest rates in effect at September 30, 2004, a hypothetical 10% increase or decrease in interest rates would not have a material effect on the liability.

 

Price fluctuations and the volatile nature of markets

 

Despite the measures taken by the Company to attempt to control price risk, the Company remains subject to price fluctuations for natural gas and oil sold in the spot market. Prices received for natural gas sold on the spot market are volatile due primarily to seasonality of demand and other factors beyond the Company’s control. Domestic oil and gas prices could have a material adverse effect on the Company’s financial position, results of operations and quantities of reserves recoverable on an economic basis.

 

Disclosure Regarding Forward-Looking Statement

 

Certain statements in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q regarding future expectations and plans for future activities may be regarded as “forward looking statements” within the meaning of Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. They are subject to various risks, such as financial market conditions, operating hazards, drilling risks and the inherent uncertainties in interpreting engineering data relating to underground accumulations of oil and gas, as well as other risks discussed in detail in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K and other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct.

 

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Item 4. Controls and Procedures

 

The Company, under the direction of its chief executive officer and chief financial officer, has established controls and procedures to ensure that material information relating to the Company and its consolidated subsidiaries is made known to the officers who certify the company’s financial reports and to other members of senior management and the Board of Directors.

 

Based on their evaluation as of September 30, 2004, the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Goodrich Petroleum Corporation have concluded that the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rules 13a-15(e) and 15d-15(e) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934) were effective as of September 30, 2004 to ensure that the information required to be disclosed by Goodrich Petroleum Corporation in reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in SEC rules and forms.

 

Except for changes implemented by the Company to correct the material weakness in internal controls reported in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December, 31, 2003, there were no significant changes in the Company’s internal controls or in other factors that could significantly affect those controls subsequent to the date of their most recent evaluation.

 

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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION

 

Item 1.   Legal Proceedings.
    See Note F to Consolidated Financial Statements
Item 2.   Changes in Securities.
    None
Item 3.   Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
    None
Item 4.   Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.
    None
Item 5.   Other Information.
    Not applicable
Item 6.   Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K.
(a)   Exhibits
31.1   Certification by Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. Section 7241, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
31.2   Certification by Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 15 U.S.C. Section 7241, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.1   Certification by Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
32.2   Certification by Chief Financial Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
(b)   Reports on Form 8-K
    On August 16, 2004, the Company filed a Form 8-K report containing its Second Quarter 2004 Earnings Release.

 

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SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

 

   

GOODRICH PETROLEUM CORPORATION

(Registrant)

November 10, 2004  

/s/ Walter G. Goodrich


Date  

Walter G. Goodrich,

Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

November 10, 2004  

/s/ D. Hughes Watler, Jr.


Date  

D. Hughes Watler, Jr.,

Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

 

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