DENVER, April 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Antero Resources Corporation (NYSE: AR) ("Antero Resources", "Antero", or the "Company") today announced its first quarter 2022 financial and operating results. The relevant consolidated financial statements are included in Antero Resources' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022. 

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First Quarter 2022 Highlights Include:

  • Net production averaged 3.2 Bcfe/d, including 160 MBbl/d of liquids
  • Realized pre-hedge natural gas equivalent price of $6.04 per Mcfe, a $1.09 per Mcfe premium to NYMEX pricing
    • Realized pre-hedge natural gas price of $5.01 per Mcf, a $0.06 per Mcf premium to NYMEX pricing
    • Realized C3+ NGL price of $61.55 per barrel, or 65% of WTI, a 51% increase from the prior year period
  • Net loss was $156 million, Adjusted Net Income was $360 million (Non-GAAP)
  • Adjusted EBITDAX was $707 million (Non-GAAP); net cash provided by operating activities was $566 million
  • Free Cash Flow was $465 million before Changes in Working Capital (Non-GAAP)
  • Repurchased $100 million of shares during the quarter at an average price of $27.11 per share
  • Total long-term debt and Net Debt at quarter end was $1.96 billion
  • Net Debt to trailing last twelve month Adjusted EBITDAX declined to 1.1x (Non-GAAP)

Paul Rady, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of Antero Resources commented, "Antero's first quarter results highlight our substantial exposure to rising commodity prices. We realized the highest quarterly NGL price in company history and benefited from direct exposure to NYMEX natural gas prices. During the quarter we sold approximately 75% of our natural gas into NYMEX-priced natural gas hubs, including the LNG fairway along the Gulf Coast and the Cove Point LNG facility in the Mid-Atlantic region. As LNG export demand increases, we are uniquely positioned to benefit from increasing prices due to our 2.3 Bcf/d of firm transportation delivered into these LNG fairways. We are currently selling nearly 1 Bcf/d of natural gas directly to LNG facilities on a mix of long-term and short-term contracts. As this market grows and develops we intend to utilize our significant firm transportation portfolio to increase our exposure."

Michael Kennedy, Chief Financial Officer of Antero Resources said, "We initiated our return of capital program by repurchasing $100 million of AR shares during the last six weeks of the first quarter, which approximated 25% of our first quarter Free Cash Flow estimate. As previously communicated, we expect to use approximately 25% of Free Cash Flow for share repurchases until the borrowings on our credit facility are repaid. Our current estimate forecasts the credit facility to be repaid later in the second quarter and we then intend to increase our return of capital to greater than 50% of Free Cash Flow. Looking ahead, we expect in excess of $2.5 billion of Free Cash Flow in 2022 and approximately $10 billion of Free Cash Flow through 2026, based on current commodity prices. This Free Cash Flow outlook allows us to continue to reduce debt while also returning substantial capital to our shareholders."

For a discussion of the non-GAAP financial measures including Adjusted Net Income, Adjusted EBITDAX, Free Cash Flow and Net Debt please see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

Debt Reduction

As of March 31, 2022, Antero's total debt was $1.96 billion, including $388 million of borrowings under the Company's revolving credit facility. Net Debt to trailing twelve month Adjusted EBITDAX was 1.1x. During the first quarter, Antero redeemed all $585 million of outstanding senior notes due 2025 at 101.25% of par, plus accrued and unpaid interest. The Company used cash on hand and borrowings under its revolving credit facility to fund this senior note redemption. Borrowings under the credit facility utilized to fund the redemption are expected to be paid down during the second quarter of 2022 with Free Cash Flow.

Share Repurchase Program

In February, Antero's Board of Directors authorized a share repurchase program for the Company to repurchase up to $1.0 billion of its outstanding common stock. During the first quarter of 2022, Antero repurchased 3.7 million shares for $100 million at an average share price of $27.11.

Free Cash Flow

During the first quarter, Antero generated $465 million of Free Cash Flow before Changes in Working Capital. Free Cash Flow after Changes in Working Capital was $315 million.   











Three Months Ended
March 31,




2021


2022


Net cash provided by operating activities


$

563,731



565,673


Less: Net cash used in investing activities



(122,975)



(215,117)


Less: Proceeds from sale of assets, net





(195)


Less: Distributions to non-controlling interests in Martica



(24,699)



(35,757)


Free Cash Flow


$

416,057



314,604


Changes in Working Capital (1)



(96,369)



150,474


Free Cash Flow before Changes in Working Capital


$

319,688



465,078



(1) 

Working capital adjustments in the first quarter of 2022 include $136.0 million in changes in current assets and current liabilities and a $14.5 million decrease in accounts payable and accrued liabilities for additions to property and equipment.

First Quarter 2022 Financial Results

Net loss was $156 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, compared to net loss of $15 million, or $0.05 per diluted share, in the prior year period. Adjusted Net Income was $360 million, or $1.15 per diluted share, compared to Adjusted Net Income of $183 million, or $0.62 per diluted share, in the prior year period.

Adjusted EBITDAX was $707 million, a 36% increase compared to the prior year quarter, driven by higher realized natural gas and NGL prices. 

Net daily natural gas equivalent production in the first quarter averaged 3.2 Bcfe/d, including 160 MBbl/d of liquids, as detailed in the table below. As completion activity accelerates through the second quarter of 2022, production is expected to increase to a range of 3.3 to 3.4 Bcfe/d in the second half of 2022.  

Antero's average realized natural gas price before hedging was $5.01 per Mcf, representing a 44% increase compared to the prior year period. Antero realized a $0.06 per Mcf premium to the average NYMEX Henry Hub. The premium to NYMEX was negatively impacted by the sharp increase in the natural gas price on the final trading day for the February natural gas contract, resulting in a settlement price of $6.27 per Mcf, followed by a subsequent decline in natural gas daily prices for the month. However, Antero expects realized natural gas prices, before hedges, to be a premium of $0.15 to $0.25 per Mcf for the full year 2022, unchanged from prior guidance. Antero's ability to capture a premium to NYMEX is a result of selling the majority of its gas into the NYMEX-based LNG fairways. In the first quarter, Antero sold approximately 75% of its natural gas into these premium priced, NYMEX-related hubs.

The following table details the components of average net production and average realized prices for the three months ended March 31, 2022:




















Three Months Ended March 31, 2022












Combined












Natural




Natural Gas


Oil


C3+ NGLs


Ethane


Gas Equivalent




(MMcf/d)


(Bbl/d)


(Bbl/d)


(Bbl/d)


(MMcfe/d)


Average Net Production



2,207



8,042



107,086



44,501



3,165

































Combined
















Natural




Natural Gas


Oil


C3+ NGLs


Ethane


Gas Equivalent


Average Realized Prices


($/Mcf)


($/Bbl)


($/Bbl)


($/Bbl)


($/Mcfe)


Average realized prices before settled derivatives


$

5.01


$

87.45


$

61.55


$

16.74


$

6.04


NYMEX average price


$

4.95


$

94.45








$

4.95


Premium / (Differential) to NYMEX


$

0.06


$

(7.00)








$

1.09



















Settled commodity derivatives (1)


$

(1.41)


$

(0.69)


$

(0.41)


$

(0.11)


$

(1.01)


Average realized prices after settled derivatives


$

3.60


$

86.76


$

61.14


$

16.63


$

5.03


Premium / (Differential) to NYMEX


$

(1.35)


$

(7.69)








$

0.08



(1) 

These commodity derivative instruments include contracts attributable to Martica Holdings LLC ("Martica"), Antero's consolidated variable interest entity.  All gains or losses from Martica's derivative instruments are fully attributable to the noncontrolling interests in Martica, which includes portions of the natural gas and all oil and C3+ NGL derivative instruments during the three months ended March 31, 2022.

Antero's average realized C3+ NGL price was $61.55 per barrel, a 51% increase versus the prior year period. Antero shipped 53% of its total C3+ NGL net production on Mariner East 2 for export and realized a $0.04 per gallon premium to Mont Belvieu pricing on these volumes at Marcus Hook, PA.  Antero sold the remaining 47% of C3+ NGL net production at a $0.04 per gallon discount to Mont Belvieu pricing at Hopedale, OH. The resulting blended price on 107,086 Bbl/d of net C3+ NGL production was $61.14 per barrel, which was flat with Mont Belvieu pricing. 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2022





















Pricing Point


Net C3+ NGL
Production
(Bbl/d)


% by
Destination


Premium (Discount)
To Mont Belvieu
($/Gal)

Propane / Butane exported on ME2

Marcus Hook, PA


57,163


53%


$0.04

Remaining C3+ NGL volume

Hopedale, OH


49,923


47%


($0.04)

Total C3+ NGLs/Blended Premium  




107,086


100%


$0.00

All-in cash expense, which includes lease operating, gathering, compression, processing and transportation, production and ad valorem taxes was $2.33 per Mcfe in the first quarter, a 3% increase compared to $2.26 per Mcfe average during the first quarter of 2021. The increase was due primarily to higher production taxes as a result of higher commodity prices during the quarter.

Net marketing expense was $0.10 per Mcfe in the first quarter, an increase from a gain of $0.01 per Mcfe during the first quarter of 2021. The gain in the year ago period was due to higher third party marketing volumes during Winter Storm Uri

First Quarter 2022 Operating Update

Antero placed 15 horizontal Marcellus wells to sales during the first quarter with an average lateral length of 12,707 feet. Nine of these wells have been online for at least 60 days and the average 60-day rate per well was 25.5 MMcfe/d, including approximately 1,416 Bbl/d of liquids assuming 25% ethane recovery.

First Quarter 2022 Capital Investment

Antero's accrued drilling and completion capital expenditures for the three months ended March 31, 2022, were $175 million. For a reconciliation of accrued capital expenditures to cash capital expenditures see the table in the Non-GAAP Financial Measures section.  

In addition to capital invested in drilling and completion costs, the Company invested $24 million in land during the first quarter. A portion of the land capital was used to acquire 2,500 net acres which hold approximately 11 incremental drilling locations at an average cost of less than $1 million per location. In addition to the incremental locations added, Antero also acquired minerals in its Marcellus area of development to increase its net revenue interest in future drilling locations.

Commodity Derivative Positions

Antero did not enter into any new natural gas, NGL or oil hedges during the first quarter of 2022. As of March 31, 2022, the Company has hedged 313 Bcf of natural gas for the remainder of 2022 at a weighted average index price of $2.49 per MMBtu and 16 Bcf of natural gas in 2023 at a weighted average index price of $2.37 per MMBtu.   

Please see Antero's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022, for more information on all commodity derivative positions.  For detail on current commodity positions, please see the Hedge Profile presentations at www.anteroresources.com.

Conference Call

A conference call is scheduled on Thursday, April 28, 2022 at 9:00 am MT to discuss the financial and operational results.  A brief Q&A session for security analysts will immediately follow the discussion of the results.  To participate in the call, dial in at 877-407-9079 (U.S.), or 201-493-6746 (International) and reference "Antero Resources."  A telephone replay of the call will be available until Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 9:00 am MT at 877-660-6853 (U.S.) or 201-612-7415 (International) using the conference ID: 13726236. To access the live webcast and view the related earnings conference call presentation, visit Antero's website at www.anteroresources.com. The webcast will be archived for replay until Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 9:00 am MT.

Presentation

An updated presentation will be posted to the Company's website before the conference call. The presentation can be found at www.anteroresources.com on the homepage. Information on the Company's website does not constitute a portion of, and is not incorporated by reference into this press release.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted Net Income

Adjusted Net Income as set forth in this release represents net income (loss), adjusted for certain items. Antero believes that Adjusted Net Income is useful to investors in evaluating operational trends of the Company and its performance relative to other oil and gas producing companies. Adjusted Net Income is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for net income as an indicator of financial performance. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to Adjusted Net Income is net income (loss). The following table reconciles net income (loss) to Adjusted Net Income (in thousands):











Three Months Ended March 31,




2021


2022


Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(15,499)



(156,419)


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling 
     interests



4,395



(18,277)


Unrealized commodity derivative losses



183,078



725,994


Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP



(11,150)



(9,272)


Loss on sale of assets





1,786


Impairment of oil and gas properties



34,062



22,462


Equity-based compensation



5,642



4,649


Loss on early extinguishment of debt



43,204



10,654


Loss on convertible note equitization



39,046




Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



(18,694)



(25,178)


Contract termination



91



8


Tax effect of reconciling items (1)



(66,243)



(169,716)





197,932



386,691


Martica adjustments (2)



(14,947)



(26,430)


Adjusted Net Income


$

182,985



360,261










Fully Diluted Shares Outstanding



296,746



314,081



(1)

Deferred taxes were 24% and 23%  for 2021 and 2022, respectively.

(2)

Adjustments reflect noncontrolling interest in Martica not otherwise adjusted in amounts above.

Net Debt

Net Debt is calculated as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.  Management uses Net Debt to evaluate the Company's financial position, including its ability to service its debt obligations.

The following table reconciles consolidated total long-term debt to Net Debt as used in this release (in thousands):















December 31,
2021


March 31,
2022


Credit Facility


$



387,700


5.000% senior notes due 2025



584,635




8.375% senior notes due 2026



325,000



325,000


7.625% senior notes due 2029



584,000



584,000


5.375% senior notes due 2030



600,000



600,000


4.250% convertible senior notes due 2026



81,570



81,570


Unamortized discount, net



(27,772)




Unamortized debt issuance costs



(21,989)



(18,326)


Total long-term debt


$

2,125,444



1,959,944


     Less: Cash and cash equivalents






Net Debt


$

2,125,444



1,959,944


Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow is a measure of financial performance not calculated under GAAP and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for cash flow from operating, investing, or financing activities, as an indicator of cash flow or as a measure of liquidity. The Company defines Free Cash Flow as net cash provided by operating activities, less net cash used in investing activities, which includes drilling and completion capital and leasehold capital, less proceeds from asset sales and less distributions to non-controlling interests in Martica.

The Company has not provided projected net cash provided by operating activities or a reconciliation of Free Cash Flow to projected net cash provided by operating activities, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP. The Company is unable to project net cash provided by operating activities for any future period because this metric includes the impact of changes in operating assets and liabilities related to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. The Company is unable to project these timing differences with any reasonable degree of accuracy without unreasonable efforts.

Free Cash Flow is a useful indicator of the Company's ability to internally fund its activities, service or incur additional debt and estimate return of capital. There are significant limitations to using Free Cash Flow as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effect of certain recurring and non-recurring items that materially affect the Company's net income, the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies and the different methods of calculating Free Cash Flow reported by different companies. Free Cash Flow does not represent funds available for discretionary use because those funds may be required for debt service, land acquisitions and lease renewals, other capital expenditures, working capital, income taxes, exploration expenses, and other commitments and obligations.

Adjusted EBITDAX

Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net income (loss), adjusted for certain items detailed below. 

Adjusted EBITDAX as used and defined by us, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies and is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDAX should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income or loss, net income or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing, and financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDAX provides no information regarding our capital structure, borrowings, interest costs, capital expenditures, working capital movement, or tax position. Adjusted EBITDAX does not represent funds available for discretionary use because those funds may be required for debt service, capital expenditures, working capital, income taxes, exploration expenses, and other commitments and obligations. However, our management team believes Adjusted EBITDAX is useful to an investor in evaluating our financial performance because this measure:

  • is widely used by investors in the oil and natural gas industry to measure operating performance without regard to items excluded from the calculation of such term, which may vary substantially from company to company depending upon accounting methods and the book value of assets, capital structure and the method by which assets were acquired, among other factors;
  • helps investors to more meaningfully evaluate and compare the results of our operations from period to period by removing the effect of our capital and legal structure from our operating structure;
  • is used by our management team for various purposes, including as a measure of our operating performance, in presentations to our Board of Directors, and as a basis for strategic planning and forecasting: and
  • is used by our Board of Directors as a performance measure in determining executive compensation.

There are significant limitations to using Adjusted EBITDAX as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effects of certain recurring and non-recurring items that materially affect our net income or loss, the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies, and the different methods of calculating Adjusted EBITDAX reported by different companies.

The GAAP measures most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDAX are net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities.  The following table represents a reconciliation of Antero's net income (loss), including noncontrolling interest, to Adjusted EBITDAX and a reconciliation of Antero's Adjusted EBITDAX to net cash provided by operating activities per our consolidated statements of cash flows, in each case, for the three months and years ended March 31, 2021 and 2022. Adjusted EBITDAX also excludes the noncontrolling interests in Martica and these adjustments are disclosed in the table below as Martica related adjustments.











Three Months Ended March 31,




2021


2022


Reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDAX:








Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(15,499)



(156,419)


Net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests



4,395



(18,277)


Unrealized commodity derivative losses



183,078



725,994


Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP



(11,150)



(9,272)


Loss on sale of assets





1,786


Interest expense, net



42,743



37,713


Loss on early extinguishment of debt



43,204



10,654


Loss on convertible note equitizations



39,046




Income tax benefit



(2,946)



(53,092)


Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion



194,814



170,832


Impairment of oil and gas properties



34,062



22,462


Exploration expense



219



898


Equity-based compensation expense



5,642



4,649


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



(18,694)



(25,178)


Dividends from unconsolidated affiliate



42,756



31,285


Contract termination, transaction expense and other



2,382



48





544,052



744,083


Martica related adjustments (1)



(24,562)



(37,201)


Adjusted EBITDAX


$

519,490



706,882










Reconciliation of our Adjusted EBITDAX to net cash provided by operating activities:








Adjusted EBITDAX


$

519,490



706,882


Martica related adjustments (1)



24,562



37,201


Interest expense, net



(42,743)



(37,713)


Exploration expense



(219)



(898)


Changes in current assets and liabilities



60,487



(136,025)


Transaction expense



(2,291)




Other items



4,445



(3,774)


Net cash provided by operating activities


$

563,731



565,673



(1)

Adjustments reflect noncontrolling interests in Martica not otherwise adjusted in amounts above. 

 








Twelve




Months Ended




March 31,




2022


Reconciliation of net loss to Adjusted EBITDAX:





Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(327,819)


Net income and comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests



10,118


Unrealized commodity derivative losses



1,291,456


Payments for derivative monetizations



4,569


Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP



(43,358)


Gain on sale of assets



(446)


Interest expense, net



176,838


Loss on early extinguishment of debt



60,641


Loss on convertible note equitizations



11,731


Income tax benefit



(124,223)


Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion



721,847


Impairment of oil and gas properties



78,923


Exploration expense



7,245


Equity-based compensation expense



19,444


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



(83,569)


Dividends from unconsolidated affiliate



125,138


Contract termination, transaction expense and other



5,266





1,933,801


Martica related adjustments (1)



(129,107)


Adjusted EBITDAX


$

1,804,694



(1)

Adjustments reflect noncontrolling interests in Martica not otherwise adjusted in amounts above. 

Drilling and Completion Capital Expenditures

For a reconciliation between cash paid for drilling and completion capital expenditures and drilling and completion accrued capital expenditures during the period, please see the capital expenditures section below (in thousands):











Three Months Ended
March 31,




2021


2022


Drilling and completion costs (cash basis)


$

105,131



184,557


     Change in accrued capital costs



35,753



(9,744)


Adjusted drilling and completion costs (accrual basis)


$

140,884



174,813


Notwithstanding their use for comparative purposes, the Company's non-GAAP financial measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies.

Antero Resources is an independent natural gas and natural gas liquids company engaged in the acquisition, development and production of unconventional properties located in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Ohio. In conjunction with its affiliate, Antero Midstream (NYSE: AM), Antero is one of the most integrated natural gas producers in the U.S.  The Company's website is located at www.anteroresources.com.

This release includes "forward-looking statements." Such forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are not under Antero Resources' control. All statements, except for statements of historical fact, made in this release regarding activities, events or developments Antero Resources expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, such as those regarding our return of capital, expected results, future commodity prices, future production targets, realizing potential future fee rebates or reductions, including those related to certain levels of production, future earnings, leverage targets and debt repayment, future capital spending plans, improved and/or increasing capital efficiency, estimated realized natural gas, NGL and oil prices, expected drilling and development plans, projected well costs and cost savings initiatives, future financial position, the participation level of our drilling partner and the financial and production results to be achieved as a result of that drilling partnership, the other key assumptions underlying our projections, and future marketing opportunities, are 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 forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this release. Although Antero Resources believes that the plans, intentions and expectations reflected in or suggested by the forward-looking statements are reasonable, there is no assurance that these plans, intentions or expectations will be achieved. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied or forecast in such statements. Except as required by law, Antero Resources expressly disclaims any obligation to and does not intend to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

Antero Resources cautions you that these forward-looking statements are subject to all of the risks and uncertainties, incident to the exploration for and development, production, gathering and sale of natural gas, NGLs and oil most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond the Antero Resources' control. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity price volatility, inflation, lack of availability of drilling and production equipment and services, environmental risks, drilling and other operating risks, regulatory changes, the uncertainty inherent in estimating natural gas and oil reserves and in projecting future rates of production, cash flow and access to capital, the timing of development expenditures, impacts of world health event, including the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity risks, our ability to achieve our greenhouse gas reduction targets and the costs associated therewith, the state of markets for and availability of verified quality carbon offsets and the other risks described under the heading "Item 1A. Risk Factors" in Antero Resources' Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2022.

 

 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(In thousands)







(Unaudited)




December 31,


March 31,




2021


2022


Assets


Current assets:








Accounts receivable


$

78,998



45,755


Accrued revenue



591,442



660,884


Derivative instruments



757



263


Other current assets



14,922



17,874


Total current assets



686,119



724,776


Property and equipment:








Oil and gas properties, at cost (successful efforts method):








Unproved properties



1,042,118



1,001,420


Proved properties



12,646,303



12,786,692


Gathering systems and facilities



5,802



5,802


Other property and equipment



116,522



123,824





13,810,745



13,917,738


Less accumulated depletion, depreciation, and amortization



(4,283,700)



(4,384,971)


Property and equipment, net



9,527,045



9,532,767


Operating leases right-of-use assets



3,419,912



3,285,337


Derivative instruments



14,369



10,516


Investment in unconsolidated affiliate



232,399



234,390


Other assets



16,684



15,714


Total assets


$

13,896,528



13,803,500










Liabilities and Equity


Current liabilities:








Accounts payable


$

24,819



67,769


Accounts payable, related parties



76,240



73,259


Accrued liabilities



457,244



341,692


Revenue distributions payable



444,873



408,347


Derivative instruments



559,851



1,152,299


Short-term lease liabilities



456,347



455,723


Deferred revenue, VPP



37,603



35,864


Other current liabilities



11,140



16,099


Total current liabilities



2,068,117



2,551,052


Long-term liabilities:








Long-term debt



2,125,444



1,959,944


Deferred income tax liability, net



318,126



254,633


Derivative instruments



181,806



311,005


Long-term lease liabilities



2,964,115



2,830,175


Deferred revenue, VPP



118,366



110,832


Other liabilities



54,462



57,175


Total liabilities



7,830,436



8,074,816


Commitments and contingencies








Equity:








Stockholders' equity:








Preferred stock, $0.01 par value; authorized - 50,000 shares; none issued






Common stock, $0.01 par value; authorized - 1,000,000 shares; 313,930 shares and 311,020 shares issued and 
     outstanding as of December 31, 2021 and March 31, 2022, respectively



3,139



3,110


Additional paid-in capital



6,371,398



6,266,506


Accumulated deficit



(617,377)



(795,830)


Total stockholders' equity



5,757,160



5,473,786


Noncontrolling interests



308,932



254,898


Total equity



6,066,092



5,728,684


Total liabilities and equity


$

13,896,528



13,803,500


 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations and Comprehensive Loss (Unaudited)
(In thousands, except per share amounts)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2021


2022


Revenue and other:








Natural gas sales


$

720,369



995,792


Natural gas liquids sales



440,319



660,305


Oil sales



44,686



63,294


Commodity derivative fair value losses



(177,756)



(1,011,380)


Marketing



164,790



69,038


Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP



11,150



9,272


Other income



640



519


Total revenue



1,204,198



786,840


Operating expenses:








Lease operating



24,547



17,780


Gathering, compression, processing, and transportation



605,077



590,278


Production and ad valorem taxes



44,697



52,808


Marketing



162,077



98,896


Exploration



219



898


General and administrative (including equity-based compensation expense of $5,642 and $4,649 
     in 2021 and 2022, respectively)



44,074



35,691


Depletion, depreciation, and amortization



194,026



168,388


Impairment of oil and gas properties



34,062



22,462


Accretion of asset retirement obligations



788



2,444


Contract termination



91



8


Loss on sale of assets





1,786


Total operating expenses



1,109,658



991,439


Operating income (loss)



94,540



(204,599)


Other income (expense):








Interest expense, net



(42,743)



(37,713)


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



18,694



25,178


Loss on early extinguishment of debt



(43,204)



(10,654)


Loss on convertible note equitization



(39,046)




Transaction expense



(2,291)




Total other expense



(108,590)



(23,189)


Loss before income taxes



(14,050)



(227,788)


Income tax benefit



2,946



53,092


Net loss and comprehensive loss including noncontrolling interests



(11,104)



(174,696)


Less: net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests



4,395



(18,277)


Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(15,499)



(156,419)










Loss per share—basic


$

(0.05)



(0.50)


Loss per share—diluted


$

(0.05)



(0.50)










Weighted average number of shares outstanding:








Basic



296,746



314,081


Diluted



296,746



314,081


 

ANTERO RESOURCES CORPORATION
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
(In thousands)




Three Months Ended March 31,




2021


2022


Cash flows provided by (used in) operating activities:








Net loss including noncontrolling interests


$

(11,104)



(174,696)


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








Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion



194,814



170,832


Impairments



34,062



22,462


Commodity derivative fair value losses



177,756



1,011,380


Gains (losses) on settled commodity derivatives



5,322



(285,386)


Deferred income tax benefit



(2,946)



(57,383)


Equity-based compensation expense



5,642



4,649


Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



(18,694)



(25,178)


Dividends of earnings from unconsolidated affiliate



42,756



31,285


Amortization of deferred revenue



(11,150)



(9,272)


Amortization of debt issuance costs, debt discount and debt premium



4,536



1,451


Settlement of asset retirement obligations





(886)


Loss on sale of assets





1,786


Loss on early extinguishment of debt



43,204



10,654


Loss on convertible note equitizations



39,046




Changes in current assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable



(7,200)



33,244


Accrued revenue



(21,199)



(69,442)


Other current assets



3,593



(2,952)


Accounts payable including related parties



16,527



37,664


Accrued liabilities



(17,779)



(94,456)


Revenue distributions payable



84,296



(36,526)


Other current liabilities



2,249



(3,557)


Net cash provided by operating activities



563,731



565,673


Cash flows provided by (used in) investing activities:








Additions to unproved properties



(14,691)



(23,789)


Drilling and completion costs



(105,131)



(184,557)


Additions to other property and equipment



(3,336)



(7,530)


Proceeds from asset sales





195


Change in other assets



262



564


Change in other liabilities



(79)




Net cash used in investing activities



(122,975)



(215,117)


Cash flows provided by (used in) financing activities:








Repurchases of common stock





(100,045)


Issuance of senior notes



1,200,000




Repayment of senior notes



(660,516)



(591,943)


Borrowings (repayments) on bank credit facilities, net



(873,800)



387,700


Payment of debt issuance costs



(15,370)




Distributions to noncontrolling interests in Martica Holdings LLC



(24,699)



(35,757)


Employee tax withholding for settlement of equity compensation awards



(5,645)



(10,377)


Convertible note equitizations



(60,461)




Other



(265)



(134)


Net cash used in financing activities



(440,756)



(350,556)


Net increase in cash and cash equivalents






Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period






Cash and cash equivalents, end of period


$












Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:








Cash paid during the period for interest


$

35,097



80,454


Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities for additions to property and equipment


$

35,882



(14,449)


 

The following table set forth unaudited selected financial data for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2022:




Three Months Ended


Amount of






March 31,


Increase


Percent




2021


2022


(Decrease)


Change


Revenue:













Natural gas sales


$

720,369



995,792



275,423


38

%

Natural gas liquids sales



440,319



660,305



219,986


50

%

Oil sales



44,686



63,294



18,608


42

%

Commodity derivative fair value losses



(177,756)



(1,011,380)



(833,624)


*


Marketing



164,790



69,038



(95,752)


(58)

%

Amortization of deferred revenue, VPP



11,150



9,272



(1,878)


(17)

%

Other income



640



519



(121)


(19)

%

Total revenue



1,204,198



786,840



(417,358)


(35)

%

Operating expenses:













Lease operating



24,547



17,780



(6,767)


(28)

%

Gathering and compression



220,288



201,462



(18,826)


(9)

%

Processing



184,320



190,601



6,281


3

%

Transportation



200,469



198,215



(2,254)


(1)

%

Production and ad valorem taxes



44,697



52,808



8,111


18

%

Marketing



162,077



98,896



(63,181)


(39)

%

Exploration



219



898



679


*


General and administrative (excluding equity-based compensation)



38,432



31,042



(7,390)


(19)

%

Equity-based compensation



5,642



4,649



(993)


(18)

%

Depletion, depreciation, and amortization



194,026



168,388



(25,638)


(13)

%

Impairment of oil and gas properties



34,062



22,462



(11,600)


(34)

%

Accretion of asset retirement obligations



788



2,444



1,656


*


Contract termination



91



8



(83)


(91)

%

Loss on sale of assets





1,786



1,786


*


Total operating expenses



1,109,658



991,439



(118,219)


(11)

%

Operating income (loss)



94,540



(204,599)



(299,139)


*


Other earnings (expenses):













Interest expense, net



(42,743)



(37,713)



5,030


(12)

%

Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliate



18,694



25,178



6,484


35

%

Loss on early extinguishment of debt



(43,204)



(10,654)



32,550


(75)

%

Loss on convertible note equitizations



(39,046)





39,046


*


Transaction expenses



(2,291)





2,291


*


Total other expense



(108,590)



(23,189)



85,401


(79)

%

Loss before income taxes



(14,050)



(227,788)



(213,738)


*


Income tax benefit



2,946



53,092



50,146


*


Net loss and comprehensive loss including noncontrolling interests



(11,104)



(174,696)



(163,592)


*


Less: net income (loss) and comprehensive income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests



4,395



(18,277)



(22,672)


*


Net loss and comprehensive loss attributable to Antero Resources Corporation


$

(15,499)



(156,419)



(140,920)


*















Adjusted EBITDAX


$

519,490



706,882



187,392


36

%


* Not meaningful

 

The following table set forth selected operating data for the three months ended March 31, 2021 and 2022:




Three Months Ended


Amount of






March 31,


Increase


Percent




2021


2022


(Decrease)


Change


Production data (1) (2):













Natural gas (Bcf)



207



199



(8)


(4)

%

C2 Ethane (MBbl)



4,405



4,005



(400)


(9)

%

C3+ NGLs (MBbl)



9,926



9,638



(288)


(3)

%

Oil (MBbl)



960



724



(236)


(25)

%

Combined (Bcfe)



299



285



(14)


(5)

%

Daily combined production (MMcfe/d)



3,322



3,165



(157)


(5)

%

Average prices before effects of derivative settlements (3):













Natural gas (per Mcf)


$

3.48



5.01



1.53


44

%

C2 Ethane (per Bbl)


$

8.20



16.74



8.54


104

%

C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)


$

40.72



61.55



20.83


51

%

Oil (per Bbl)


$

46.55



87.45



40.90


88

%

Weighted Average Combined (per Mcfe)


$

4.03



6.04



2.01


50

%

Average realized prices after effects of derivative settlements (3):













Natural gas (per Mcf)


$

3.56



3.60



0.04


1

%

C2 Ethane (per Bbl)


$

7.53



16.63



9.10


121

%

C3+ NGLs (per Bbl)


$

39.79



61.14



21.35


54

%

Oil (per Bbl)


$

45.80



86.76



40.96


89

%

Weighted Average Combined (per Mcfe)


$

4.05



5.03



0.98


24

%

Average costs (per Mcfe):













Lease operating


$

0.08



0.06



(0.02)


(25)

%

Gathering and compression


$

0.74



0.71



(0.03)


(4)

%

Processing


$

0.62



0.67



0.05


8

%

Transportation


$

0.67



0.70



0.03


4

%

Production and ad valorem taxes


$

0.15



0.19



0.04


27

%

Marketing (revenue) expense, net


$

(0.01)



0.10



0.11


*


Depletion, depreciation, amortization, and accretion


$

0.65



0.60



(0.05)


(8)

%

General and administrative (excluding equity-based compensation)


$

0.13



0.11



(0.02)


(15)

%


(1) 

Production volumes exclude volumes related to VPP transaction.

(2) 

Oil and NGLs production was converted at 6 Mcf per Bbl to calculate total Bcfe production and per Mcfe amounts.  This ratio is an estimate of the equivalent energy content of the products and may not reflect their relative economic value.

(3) 

Average prices reflect the before and after effects of our settled commodity derivatives.  Our calculation of such after effects includes gains on settlements of commodity derivatives, which do not qualify for hedge accounting because we do not designate or document them as hedges for accounting purposes.

 

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