Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results
August 2, 2022 - Business Wire
HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation (“Magnolia,” “we,” “our,” or the “Company”) (NYSE: MGY) today announced its financial and operational results for the second quarter of 2022.
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights:
(In millions, except per share data)
June 30, 2022
June 30, 2021
Adjusted net income(1)
Diluted weighted average total shares outstanding(2)
Earnings per share - diluted
Capital expenditures - D&C
Average daily production (Mboe/d)
Cash balance as of period end
Second Quarter 2022 Highlights:
Magnolia reported second quarter 2022 net income attributable to Class A Common Stock of $250.6 million, or $1.32 per diluted share. Second quarter 2022 total adjusted net income increased 117% to $293.6 million and diluted weighted average total shares outstanding decreased by 8% to 222.4 million(2) compared to second quarter 2021.
Adjusted EBITDAX was $393.4 million during the second quarter of 2022, driven by strong production growth and significantly higher product prices as compared to prior year results. Total drilling and completions (“D&C”) capital during the second quarter was $122.0 million, representing just 31% of adjusted EBITDAX.
Net cash provided by operating activities was $379.1 million during the second quarter and the Company generated free cash flow(1) of $250.8 million. Magnolia generated operating income as a percentage of revenue of 68%.
Total production in the second quarter of 2022 grew 14% to 74.2 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (“Mboe/d”) compared to the prior-year quarter and exceeding the high end of our earlier production guidance. As a result, we currently expect full year 2022 production growth in the range of 12% to 14% compared to 2021 levels.
During the second quarter, Magnolia repurchased a total of 4.1 million shares of Class A and Class B Common Stock, for $102.4 million, and bringing the total shares repurchased during 2022 to 10.1 million shares. At the end of the second quarter 2022, Magnolia had 12.3 million Class A Common shares remaining under its current repurchase authorization.
As previously announced, the Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.10 per share of Class A common stock, and a cash distribution of $0.10 per Class B unit payable on September 1, 2022 to shareholders of record as of August 12, 2022. Beginning with this distribution, Magnolia will move to a quarterly dividend payment from a semi-annual distribution schedule. This represents a $0.40 per share annualized base payout rate or a 43% increase to Magnolia’s dividend compared to the $0.28 per share distribution for full year 2021. We expect our dividend to grow at least 10 percent annually and will reassess the dividend rate in early 2023.
Magnolia ended the quarter with $501.9 million of cash on the balance sheet and remains undrawn on its $450.0 million revolving credit facility, with no debt maturities until 2026 and has no plans to increase its debt levels.
Adjusted net income, adjusted EBITDAX and free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures. For reconciliations to the most comparable GAAP measures, please see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” at the end of this press release.
Weighted average total shares outstanding include diluted weighted average shares of Class A Common Stock outstanding during the period and shares of Class B Common Stock, which are anti-dilutive in the calculation of weighted average number of common shares outstanding.
“Magnolia has just completed its fourth year as a public company, and our business model remains the same. We have consistently executed our strategy, which prioritizes disciplined capital spending, moderate and steady production growth, generating high pre-tax margins and significant free cash flow, while maintaining low levels of debt,” said Chairman, President, and CEO Steve Chazen. “We remain efficient in allocating our cash flows and limit our spending on drilling and completing wells to 55 percent of our EBITDAX, though we will run well below that level this year. These principles in addition to improved operating efficiencies have led to continued profitable growth while generating attractive returns for our shareholders.
“Our strong second quarter financial results benefited from record quarterly production and high product price realizations which boosted our pretax operating margins to 68 percent. While we spent just 31 percent of our adjusted EBITDAX drilling and completing wells during the second quarter, our capital was somewhat higher than expected partly due to increased non-operated activity. Continued drilling efficiencies at Giddings and the higher non-op activity added more net wells and more production, resulting in 3 percent sequential volume growth. Compared to year-ago levels, we increased our total production 14 percent, and reduced the fully diluted share count by 8 percent. We returned more than 40 percent of the $251 million of free cash flow generated during the second quarter through share repurchases, while ending the period with more than half a billion dollars of cash.
“We plan to continue operating two drilling rigs during the remainder of the year. Continued strong well performance and ongoing drilling efficiencies at Giddings, combined with higher non-op activity, is expected to provide full-year 2022 production growth of 12 to 14 percent. Additionally, we plan to repurchase at least 1 percent of our outstanding shares each quarter. Magnolia’s board has declared a cash dividend of 10 cents per share payable next month. This payment will transition Magnolia to a quarterly from a semi-annual dividend distribution schedule. Next month’s payment represents a 40 cent per share annualized base rate or a 43 percent increase to Magnolia’s dividend for 2021. Consistent and moderate production growth combined with ongoing share reductions supports our long-term investment proposition of double-digit annual dividend growth.”
Second quarter 2022 total company production averaged 74.2 Mboe/d, representing more than a 3 percent sequential increase and 14 percent higher than the prior year’s second quarter. Overall production grew during the quarter despite spending only 31 percent of adjusted EBITDAX on drilling and completing wells. Production was above the high end of our guidance mainly due to better well performance from both of our operating areas as well as higher non-op activity.
Magnolia continues to operate two drilling rigs and expects to maintain this level of activity for the balance of the year. One rig will continue to drill multi-well development pads in our Giddings asset. The second rig will drill a mix of wells in both the Karnes and Giddings areas, including some appraisal wells in Giddings. We continue to drive improved operating efficiencies to help mitigate some of the oil field service cost inflation. Prices for most goods and services have only recently exceeded levels seen prior to the pandemic when commodity prices were substantially lower resulting in continued high returns on capital and operating income margins.
Magnolia has shown consistent and steady production growth due to strong well performance and faster cycle times. Additional non-operated activity has increased in the Eagle Ford which has contributed to both higher production and capital. As a result, we now expect our full-year 2022 production to grow by 12 to 14 percent compared to 2021. Third quarter production is expected to be 74 to 76 Mboe/d and D&C capital is expected to be in the range of $105 to $115 million. Oil price differentials are anticipated to be approximately a $2 to $3 per barrel discount to Magellan East Houston and Magnolia remains completely unhedged for all its oil and natural gas production. The fully diluted total share count for the third quarter of 2022 is expected to be approximately 219 million shares which is 7 percent lower than third quarter 2021 levels.
Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q
Magnolia's financial statements and related footnotes will be available in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three months ended June 30, 2022, which is expected to be filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on August 3, 2022.
Conference Call and Webcast
Magnolia will host an investor conference call on Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Central (11:00 a.m. Eastern) to discuss these operating and financial results. Interested parties may join the webcast by visiting Magnolia's website at www.magnoliaoilgas.com/investors/events-and-presentations and clicking on the webcast link or by dialing 1-844-701-1059. A replay of the webcast will be posted on Magnolia's website following completion of the call.
About Magnolia Oil & Gas Corporation
Magnolia (MGY) is a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company with operations primarily in South Texas in the core of the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk formations. Magnolia focuses on generating value for shareholders through steady production growth, strong pre-tax margins, and free cash flow. For more information, visit www.magnoliaoilgas.com.
The information in this press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of present or historical fact included in this press release, regarding Magnolia’s strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management are forward looking statements. When used in this press release, the words could, should, will, may, believe, anticipate, intend, estimate, expect, project, the negative of such terms and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and assumptions about future events. Except as otherwise required by applicable law, Magnolia disclaims any duty to update any forward-looking statements, all of which are expressly qualified by the statements in this section, to reflect events or circumstances after the date of this press release. Magnolia cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the control of Magnolia, incident to the development, production, gathering and sale of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids. In addition, Magnolia cautions you that the forward looking statements contained in this press release are subject to the following factors: (i) the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and actions taken by federal, state and local governments and other third parties in response to the pandemic; (ii) the outcome of any legal proceedings that may be instituted against Magnolia; (iii) Magnolia’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions, which may be affected by, among other things, competition and the ability of Magnolia to grow and manage growth profitably; (iv) changes in applicable laws or regulations; (v) geopolitical and business conditions in key regions of the world; and (vi) the possibility that Magnolia may be adversely affected by other economic, business, and/or competitive factors, including inflation. Should one or more of the risks or uncertainties described in this press release occur, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results and plans could differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements. Additional information concerning these and other factors that may impact the operations and projections discussed herein can be found in Magnolia’s filings with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. Magnolia’s SEC filings are available publicly on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov.