Aug 2, 2021

Diamondback Energy, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2021 Financial and Operating Results

MIDLAND, Texas, Aug. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (“Diamondback” or the “Company”) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2021.

SECOND QUARTER 2021 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Q2 2021 average production of 242.5 MBO/d (401.5 MBOE/d)
  • Generated Q2 2021 cash flow from operating activities of $954 million; Operating Cash Flow Before Working Capital Changes (as defined and reconciled below) of $944 million, or $5.19 per diluted share
  • Q2 2021 cash capital expenditures of $366 million; Q2 2021 activity-based capital expenditures incurred of approximately $418 million
  • Generated Q2 2021 Free Cash Flow (as defined and reconciled below) of $578 million, or $3.18 per diluted share
  • Increasing annual dividend by 12.5% to $1.80 per share; declared Q2 2021 cash dividend of $0.45 per share payable on August 19, 2021; implies a 2.3% annualized yield based on the July 30, 2021 share closing price of $77.13
  • Closed previously announced divestitures of non-core Permian assets for net proceeds of $82 million
  • Previously announced divestiture of Williston Basin assets expected to close in late Q3 2021
  • As previously announced, Diamondback fully redeemed the $191 million aggregate principal amount of remaining 4.625% 2021 Energen bonds in June
  • Announced full redemption of $432 million remaining aggregate principal amount of 5.375% bonds due 2025
  • Flared 1.0% (2.0% including QEP) of gross natural gas production in the second quarter of 2021; 0.9% (1.7% including QEP) in the first half of 2021

2021 GUIDANCE UPDATE

  • Increasing full year 2021 oil production guidance to 219 - 222 MBO/d (363 - 370 MBOE/d), up from 212 - 216 MBO/d (350 - 360 MBOE/d) previously
  • Lowering full year 2021 cash CAPEX guidance to $1.525 - $1.625 billion, down 6% at the midpoint from $1.60 - $1.75 billion previously
  • Initiating Q3 2021 oil production guidance of 233 - 239 MBO/d (388 - 398 MBOE/d); includes 15 - 17 MBO/d (25 - 29 MBOE/d) attributable to a full quarter of estimated net Q3 2021 Williston Basin production
  • Initiating Q3 2021 Permian Basin oil production guidance of 218 - 222 MBO/d (363 - 370 MBOE/d)
  • Q3 2021 cash CAPEX guidance of $430 - $480 million
  • Diamondback believes it can maintain Q4 2021 Permian Basin oil production through full year 2022 with 10% - 15% more capital than the midpoint of its revised 2021 capital budget

“Diamondback built on its track record of execution in the second quarter, generating $578 million of Free Cash Flow. Operationally, capital efficiency continues to improve. As a result, we are cutting our 2021 capital budget by $100 million due to cost control and volume outperformance. Put simply, we are doing more with less: producing more barrels with less capital, fewer completed wells and fewer drilling rigs,” stated Travis Stice, Chief Executive Officer of Diamondback.

Mr. Stice continued, “From a macro perspective, the world oil market is still artificially undersupplied and there is not a call on shale production growth today. Therefore, Diamondback will maintain capital discipline by holding oil production flat for the foreseeable future. If this maintenance plan continues into 2022, we expect to be able to hold fourth quarter 2021 Permian oil production flat with 10 - 15% more capital than our current 2021 plan, demonstrating our improved capital efficiency that incorporates a full year of spend on the assets we acquired in the first quarter. We still believe the best path to long term value creation for stockholders today is achieved through flat oil production, lower costs and return of Free Cash Flow.”

Mr. Stice continued, “As we have stated in the past, an increased return will not hinder our efforts to continue to pay down gross debt, and we have proven that again today with our second dividend increase this year, bringing our year-to-date dividend growth to 20%. Additionally, beginning in 2022, we plan to return 50% of our Free Cash Flow to our stockholders. The form of this additional capital return will be decided by the Board at the appropriate time, but we intend to be flexible based on which opportunities we believe present the best return to our stockholders at that time.”

OPERATIONS UPDATE

The tables below provide a summary of operating activity for the second quarter of 2021.

Total Activity (Gross Operated):      
  Number of Wells Drilled   Number of Wells Completed
Midland Basin         47     47  
Delaware Basin         9     14  
Williston Basin             4  
Total         56     65  


Total Activity (Net Operated):      
  Number of Wells Drilled   Number of Wells Completed
Midland Basin         43     44  
Delaware Basin         9     14  
Williston Basin             3  
Total         52     61  

During the second quarter of 2021, Diamondback drilled 47 gross horizontal wells in the Midland Basin and nine gross horizontal wells in the Delaware Basin. The Company turned 47 operated horizontal wells to production in the Midland Basin, 14 operated horizontal wells to production in the Delaware Basin and four operated horizontal wells in the Williston Basin. The average lateral length for the wells completed during the second quarter was 11,137 feet. Operated completions during the second quarter consisted of 19 Lower Spraberry wells, ten Wolfcamp A wells, nine Middle Spraberry wells, eight Jo Mill wells, six Wolfcamp B wells, five Third Bone Spring wells, two Second Bone Spring wells, two Dean wells, two Bakken wells and two Three Forks wells.

In the first half of 2021, Diamondback drilled 88 gross horizontal wells in the Midland Basin and 17 gross horizontal wells in the Delaware Basin. The Company turned 89 operated horizontal wells to production in the Midland Basin, 39 operated horizontal wells in the Delaware Basin and four operated horizontal wells in the Williston Basin. The average lateral length for wells completed during the first six months of 2021 was 10,729 feet, and consisted of 38 Wolfcamp A wells, 29 Lower Spraberry wells, 15 Middle Spraberry wells, 13 Jo Mill wells, 13 Wolfcamp B wells, eight Second Bone Spring wells, eight Third Bone Spring wells, three Dean wells, two Bakken wells, two Three Forks wells and one Barnett well.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Diamondback's second quarter 2021 net income was $311 million, or $1.71 per diluted share. Adjusted net income (a non-GAAP financial measure as defined and reconciled below) was $437 million, or $2.40 per diluted share.

Second quarter 2021 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below) was $1,001 million. Adjusted EBITDA net of non-controlling interest was $971 million.

Second quarter 2021 average unhedged realized prices were $63.22 per barrel of oil, $2.40 per Mcf of natural gas and $23.41 per barrel of natural gas liquids ("NGLs"), resulting in a total equivalent unhedged price of $45.63 per BOE.

Diamondback's cash operating costs for the second quarter of 2021 were $9.33 per BOE, including lease operating expenses ("LOE") of $4.30 per BOE, cash general and administrative ("G&A") expenses of $0.63 per BOE, production and ad valorem taxes of $2.87 per BOE and gathering and transportation expenses of $1.53 per BOE. LOE increased quarter over quarter due to the integration of QEP's Williston Basin assets which carry a higher expense structure than Diamondback's Permian Basin assets. LOE is expected to decrease when the previously announced sale of the Williston Basin assets closes.

As of June 30, 2021, Diamondback had $284 million in standalone cash and no borrowings outstanding under its revolving credit facility, with approximately $1.6 billion available for future borrowing under the facility and $1.9 billion of total liquidity.

During the second quarter of 2021, Diamondback spent $330 million on drilling and completion, $10 million on midstream, $14 million on infrastructure and $12 million on non-operated properties, for total cash capital expenditures of $366 million. During the first half of 2021, Diamondback has spent $603 million on drilling and completions, $17 million on midstream, $22 million on infrastructure and $20 million on non-operated properties, for total cash capital expenditures of $662 million.

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

Diamondback announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.45 per common share for the second quarter of 2021 payable on August 19, 2021, to stockholders of record at the close of business on August 12, 2021. Future dividends remain subject to review and approval at the discretion of the Company's Board of Directors.

FULL YEAR 2021 GUIDANCE

Below is Diamondback's guidance for the full year 2021, which includes the initiation of third quarter production and capital guidance.

  2021 Guidance 2021 Guidance
  Diamondback Energy, Inc. Viper Energy Partners LP
     
Total net production – MBOE/d(a) 363 - 370 26.25 - 27.00
Oil production – MBO/d(a) 219 - 222 15.75 - 16.25
Q3 2021 oil production - MBO/d (total - MBOE/d)(a) 233 - 239 (388 - 398)  
Q3 2021 Permian Basin oil production - MBO/d (total - MBOE/d) 218 - 222 (363 - 370)  
Unit costs ($/BOE)    
Lease operating expenses, including workovers $3.90 - $4.30  
G&A    
Cash G&A $0.45 - $0.55 $0.60 - $0.80
Non-cash equity-based compensation $0.30 - $0.40 $0.10 - $0.25
DD&A $8.75 - $10.75 $9.50 - $10.50
Interest expense (net of interest income) $1.50 - $1.70 $3.00 - $3.25
Gathering and transportation $1.25 - $1.35  
     
Production and ad valorem taxes (% of revenue)(b) 7% 7%
Corporate tax rate (% of pre-tax income) 23%  
     
Gross horizontal wells drilled (net) 210 - 220 (193 - 202)  
Gross horizontal wells completed (net) 265 - 275 (246 - 256)  
Average lateral length (Ft.) ~10,300'  
Midland Basin well costs per lateral foot $520 - $550  
Delaware Basin well costs per lateral foot $720 - $800  
Midland Basin net lateral feet (%) ~75%  
Delaware Basin net lateral feet (%) ~25%  
     
Capital Budget ($ - million)    
Operated horizontal drilling and completion $1,215 - $1,265  
Non-operated capital and capital workovers $160 - $180  
Midstream (ex. long-haul pipeline investments)(c) $50 - $70  
Infrastructure and environmental $100 - $110  
2021 Capital Spend  $1,525 - $1,625  
Q3 2021 cash capex $430 - $480  


(a) Assumes full third quarter 2021 Williston Basin production contribution of 15-17 MBO/d (25-29 MBOE/d). Third quarter volumes will be reduced proportionally dependent upon final close date of Williston Basin Sale.
(b) Includes production taxes of 4.6% for crude oil and 7.5% for natural gas and NGLs and ad valorem taxes.
(c) Includes $20 million of spend related to midstream assets currently owned directly by Diamondback.


CONFERENCE CALL

Diamondback will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts to discuss its results for the second quarter of 2021 on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. CT. Participants should call (877) 440-7573 (United States/Canada) or (253) 237-1144 (International) and use the confirmation code 3973167. A telephonic replay will be available from 11:00 a.m. CT on Tuesday, August 3, 2021, through Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. CT. To access the replay, call (855) 859-2056 (United States/Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and enter confirmation code 3973167. A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will also be available via the internet at www.diamondbackenergy.com under the “Investor Relations” section of the site. A replay will also be available on the website following the call.


About Diamondback Energy, Inc.

Diamondback is an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in Midland, Texas focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves primarily in the Permian Basin in West Texas. For more information, please visit www.diamondbackenergy.com.


Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than historical facts, that address activities that Diamondback assumes, plans, expects, believes, intends or anticipates (and other similar expressions) will, should or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current beliefs, based on currently available information, as to the outcome and timing of future events, including the current volatile industry and macroeconomic conditions, commodity price volatility, production levels, the impact of the recent presidential and congressional elections on energy and environmental policies and regulations, any other potential regulatory actions (including those that may impose production limits in the Permian Basin), the impact and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, acquisitions and sales of assets, including the recently completed Guidon and QEP acquisitions, and the anticipated synergies and costs savings from those transactions, as well as the pending sale of assets, future dividends, production, drilling and capital expenditure plans, severe weather conditions (such as the impact of the recent severe winter storms in February 2021 in the Permian Basin on production volumes), impact of impairment charges and effects of hedging arrangements. These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the results to differ materially from those expected by the management of Diamondback. Information concerning these risks and other factors can be found in Diamondback’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including its reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, which can be obtained free of charge on the SEC’s web site at http://www.sec.gov. Diamondback undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.


Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited, in millions, except share amounts)
       
  June 30,   December 31,
  2021   2020
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash and cash equivalents         $ 344       $ 104    
Restricted cash         18       4    
Accounts receivable:      
    Joint interest and other, net         78       56    
    Oil and natural gas sales, net         579       281    
Inventories         52       33    
Derivative instruments         13       1    
Income tax receivable         33       100    
Prepaid expenses and other current assets         25       23    
    Total current assets         1,142       602    
Property and equipment:      
Oil and natural gas properties, full cost method of accounting ($8,287 million and $7,493 million excluded from amortization at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively)         32,155       27,377    
Midstream assets         1,018       1,013    
Other property, equipment and land         160       138    
Accumulated depletion, depreciation, amortization and impairment         (12,914 )     (12,314 )  
    Property and equipment, net         20,419       16,214    
Funds held in escrow         34       51    
Equity method investments         518       533    
Derivative instruments         5          
Deferred income taxes, net         28       73    
Investment in real estate, net         89       101    
Other assets         100       45    
    Total assets         $ 22,335       $ 17,619    
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable - trade         $ 104       $ 71    
Accrued capital expenditures         236       186    
Current maturities of long-term debt               191    
Other accrued liabilities         455       302    
Revenues and royalties payable         404       237    
Derivative instruments         773       249    
    Total current liabilities         1,972       1,236    
Long-term debt         7,360       5,624    
Derivative instruments         32       57    
Asset retirement obligations         185       108    
Deferred income taxes         879       783    
Other long-term liabilities         17       7    
    Total liabilities         10,445       7,815    
Commitments and contingencies      
Stockholders’ equity:      
Common stock, $0.01 par value; 400,000,000 shares authorized; 181,049,191 and 158,088,182 shares issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively         2       2    
Additional paid-in capital         14,399       12,656    
Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)         (3,475 )     (3,864 )  
    Total Diamondback Energy, Inc. stockholders’ equity         10,926       8,794    
Non-controlling interest         964       1,010    
Total equity         11,890       9,804    
    Total liabilities and equity         $ 22,335       $ 17,619    



Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited, $ in millions except per share data, shares in thousands)
               
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Revenues:              
Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquid sales         $ 1,667       $ 412       $ 2,839       $ 1,295    
Midstream services         12       11       23       25    
Other operating income         2       2       3       4    
    Total revenues         1,681       425       2,865       1,324    
Costs and expenses:              
Lease operating expenses         157       103       259       230    
Production and ad valorem taxes         105       22       180       93    
Gathering and transportation         56       36       87       72    
Midstream services expense         23       32       51       55    
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion         341       344       614       753    
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties               2,539             3,548    
General and administrative expenses         36       20       61       44    
Merger and integration expense         2             77          
Other operating expense         6       1       10       3    
    Total costs and expenses         726       3,097       1,339       4,798    
Income (loss) from operations         955       (2,672 )     1,526       (3,474 )  
Other income (expense):              
Interest expense, net         (57 )     (46 )     (113 )     (94 )  
Other income (expense), net         (7 )     3       (6 )     (6 )  
Gain (loss) on derivative instruments, net         (497 )     (361 )     (661 )     181    
Gain (loss) on sale of equity method investments 23             23          
Loss on extinguishment of debt               (3 )     (61 )     (3 )  
Income (loss) from equity investments         5       (13 )     2       (13 )  
    Total other income (expense), net         (533 )     (420 )     (816 )     65    
Income (loss) before income taxes         422       (3,092 )     710       (3,409 )  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes         94       (681 )     159       (598 )  
Net income (loss)          328       (2,411 )     551       (2,811 )  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest         17       (18 )     20       (146 )  
Net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.         $ 311       $ (2,393 )     $ 531       $ (2,665 )  
               
Earnings (loss) per common share:              
Basic         $ 1.72       $ (15.16 )     $ 3.08       $ (16.86 )  
Diluted         $ 1.71       $ (15.16 )     $ 3.06       $ (16.86 )  
Weighted average common shares outstanding:              
Basic           181,009         157,829         172,636         158,060    
Diluted           181,968         157,829         173,518         158,060    
Dividends declared per share         $ 0.45       $ 0.375       $ 0.85       $ 0.75    



Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in millions)
               
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Cash flows from operating activities:              
Net income (loss)          $ 328       $ (2,411 )     $ 551       $ (2,811 )  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities:              
Provision for (benefit from) deferred income taxes         91       (681 )     155       (536 )  
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties               2,539             3,548    
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion         341       344       614       753    
Loss on extinguishment of debt               3       61       3    
(Gain) loss on derivative instruments, net         497       361       661       (181 )  
Cash received (paid) on settlement of derivative instruments         (306 )     210       (484 )     297    
Equity-based compensation expense         13       9       23       18    
(Gain) loss on sale of equity method investments         (23 )           (23 )        
Other         3       16       13       28    
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                      
Accounts receivable         (35 )     54       (172 )     229    
Income tax receivable         (1 )           99       (62 )  
Prepaid expenses and other         (4 )     5       18       1    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities               (15 )     (26 )     (50 )  
Revenues and royalties payable         50       (64 )     100       (50 )  
Other               (46 )     (12 )     (14 )  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities         954       324       1,578       1,173    
Cash flows from investing activities:              
Drilling, completions and non-operated additions to oil and natural gas properties         (342 )     (488 )     (623 )     (1,178 )  
Infrastructure additions to oil and natural gas properties         (14 )     (24 )     (22 )     (80 )  
Additions to midstream assets         (10 )     (50 )     (17 )     (94 )  
Purchase of business and assets, net         (68 )     (24 )     (410 )     (64 )  
Acquisitions of mineral interests         (1 )           (1 )     (65 )  
Proceeds from sale of assets         100             100          
Funds held in escrow         1             51          
Contributions to equity method investments         (2 )     (33 )     (6 )     (66 )  
Distributions from equity method investments         18       8       18       18    
Proceeds from the sale of equity method investments         23             23          
Other         (16 )     (1 )     (11 )     (6 )  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities         (311 )     (612 )     (898 )     (1,535 )  
Cash flows from financing activities:              
Proceeds from borrowings under credit facilities         229       222       661       652    
Repayments under credit facilities         (325 )     (250 )     (780 )     (390 )  
Proceeds from senior notes               497       2,200       497    
Repayment of senior notes         (191 )     (222 )     (2,107 )     (222 )  
Premium on extinguishment of debt                     (166 )        
Proceeds from (repayments to) joint venture         (6 )     27       (10 )     43    
Repurchased shares under buyback program                           (98 )  
Repurchased units under buyback program         (12 )           (36 )        
Dividends to stockholders         (72 )     (59 )     (140 )     (118 )  
Distributions to non-controlling interest         (24 )     (19 )     (41 )     (62 )  
Financing portion of net cash received (paid) for derivative instruments         (17 )           59          
Other         (3 )     (4 )     (32 )     (9 )  
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities         (421 )     192       (392 )     293    
Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents         222       (96 )     288       (69 )  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period         174       155       108       128    
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period         $ 396       $ 59       $ 396       $ 59    


Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Continued
(unaudited, in millions)
               
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Supplemental disclosure of non-cash transactions:              
Common stock issued for business combinations         $     $     $ 1,727     $  


Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Selected Operating Data
(unaudited)
           
  Three Months Ended
June 30, 2021
  Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021
  Three Months Ended
June 30, 2020
Production Data:          
Oil (MBbls)         22,067     16,578     16,045  
Natural gas (MMcf)         44,506     34,109     31,857  
Natural gas liquids (MBbls)         7,047     5,405     5,411  
Combined volumes (MBOE)(1)         36,532     27,668     26,765  
           
Daily oil volumes (BO/d)(2)         242,495     184,200     176,323  
Daily combined volumes (BOE/d)(2)          401,451     307,422     294,126  
           
Average Prices:          
Oil ($ per Bbl)         $ 63.22     $ 56.94     $ 21.99  
Natural gas ($ per Mcf)         $ 2.40     $ 3.05     $ 0.63  
Natural gas liquids ($ per Bbl)         $ 23.41     $ 22.94     $ 7.17  
Combined ($ per BOE)         $ 45.63     $ 42.36     $ 15.39  
           
Oil, hedged ($ per Bbl)(3)          $ 49.85     $ 46.81     $ 35.21  
Natural gas, hedged ($ per Mcf)(3)         $ 1.82     $ 2.64     $ 0.33  
Natural gas liquids, hedged ($ per Bbl)(3)         $ 23.27     $ 22.76     $ 7.17  
Average price, hedged ($ per BOE)(3)          $ 36.82     $ 35.75     $ 22.95  
           
Average Costs per BOE:          
Lease operating expenses         $ 4.30     $ 3.69     $ 3.85  
Production and ad valorem taxes         2.87     2.71     0.83  
Gathering and transportation expense         1.53     1.12     1.35  
General and administrative - cash component         0.63     0.54     0.41  
Total operating expense - cash         $ 9.33     $ 8.06     $ 6.44  
           
General and administrative - non-cash component         $ 0.36     $ 0.36     $ 0.33  
Depletion         $ 8.70     $ 9.29     $ 12.33  
Interest expense, net         $ 1.56     $ 2.02     $ 1.72  


(1) Bbl equivalents are calculated using a conversion rate of six Mcf per one Bbl.
(2) The volumes presented are based on actual results and are not calculated using the rounded numbers in the table above.
(3) Hedged prices reflect the effect of our commodity derivative transactions on our average sales prices. Our calculation of such effects includes realized gains and losses on cash settlements for matured commodity derivatives, which we do not designate for hedge accounting.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of our financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc., plus net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest ("net income (loss)") before non-cash (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net, interest expense, net, depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion, depreciation and interest expense related to equity method investments, impairment and abandonments related to equity method investments, (gain) loss on sale of equity method investments, loss on extinguishment of debt, impairment of oil and natural gas properties, non-cash equity-based compensation expense, capitalized equity-based compensation expense, merger and integration expense, other non-cash transactions and provision for (benefit from) income taxes, if any. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of net income as determined by United States’ generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful because the measure allows it to more effectively evaluate the Company’s operating performance and compare the results of its operations from period to period without regard to its financing methods or capital structure. The Company adds the items listed above to net income (loss) in arriving at Adjusted EBITDA because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within its industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income as determined in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of the Company’s operating performance or liquidity. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic costs of depreciable assets. The Company’s computation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies or to such measure in our credit facility or any of our other contracts.

The following tables present a reconciliation of the GAAP financial measure of net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc. to the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA:

Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA
(unaudited, in millions)
           
  Three Months Ended
June 30, 2021
  Three Months Ended
March 31, 2021
  Three Months Ended
 June 30, 2020
Net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.         $ 311       $ 220       $ (2,393 )  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest         17       3       (18 )  
Net income (loss)         328       $ 223       (2,411 )  
Non-cash (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net         174       62       571    
Interest expense, net         57       56       46    
Depreciation, depletion, amortization and accretion         341       273       344    
Depreciation and interest expense related to equity method investments         10       11       7    
Impairment and abandonments related to equity method investments               3       16    
(Gain) loss on sale of equity method investments         (23 )              
Loss on extinguishment of debt               61       3    
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties                     2,539    
Non-cash equity-based compensation expense         18       14       11    
Capitalized equity-based compensation expense         (5 )     (4 )     (2 )  
Merger and integration expense         2       75          
Other non-cash transactions         5       6       (2 )  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes         94       65       (681 )  
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA         1,001       845       441    
Less: Adjustment for non-controlling interest         30       9       27    
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.         $ 971       $ 836       $ 414    

Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure equal to net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc. plus net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest ("net income (loss)") adjusted for non-cash (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net, (gain) loss on sale of equity method investments, merger and integration expense, other non-cash transactions and related income tax adjustments, if any. The Company’s computation of adjusted net income may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies or to such measure in our credit facility or any of our other contracts. Management believes Adjusted Net Income helps investors in the oil and natural gas industry to measure and compare the Company's performance to other oil and natural gas companies by excluding from the calculation items that can vary significantly from company to company depending upon accounting methods, the book value of assets and other non-operational factors.

The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.:

Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Adjusted Net Income
(unaudited, in millions, except per share data)
   
  Three Months Ended June 30, 2021
  Amounts   Amounts Per Diluted Share
Net income (loss) attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.         $ 311       $ 1.71    
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest         17       0.09    
Net income (loss)          328       1.80    
Non-cash (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net         174       0.96    
(Gain) loss on sale of equity method investments         (23 )     (0.13 )  
Merger and integration expense         2       0.01    
Other non-cash transactions         5       0.03    
Adjusted net income excluding above items         486       2.67    
Income tax adjustment for above items         (35 )     (0.19 )  
Adjusted net income         451       2.48    
Less: Adjusted net income attributable to non-controlling interest         14       0.08    
Adjusted net income attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.         $ 437       $ 2.40    
       
Weighted average common shares outstanding:      
Basic   181,009    
Diluted   181,968    

Operating cash flow before working capital changes, which is a non-GAAP financial measure representing net cash provided by operating activities as determined under GAAP without regard to changes in operating assets and liabilities. The Company believes operating cash flow before working capital changes is a useful measure of an oil and natural gas company’s ability to generate cash used to fund exploration, development and acquisition activities and service debt or pay dividends. The Company also uses this measure because adjusted operating cash flow relates to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that the Company may not control and may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. This allows the Company to compare its operating performance with that of other companies without regard to financing methods and capital structure.

Free Cash Flow, which is a non-GAAP financial measure, is cash flow from operating activities before changes in working capital in excess of cash capital expenditures. The Company believes that Free Cash Flow is useful to investors as it provides a measure to compare both cash flow from operating activities and additions to oil and natural gas properties across periods on a consistent basis. These measures should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net cash provided by operating activities as an indicator of operating performance. The Company's computation of operating cash flow before working capital changes and Free Cash Flow may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies. The Company uses Free Cash Flow to reduce debt, and increase the return of capital to stockholders above the base dividend.

The following tables present a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to operating cash flow before working capital changes and to Free Cash Flow:

Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Operating Cash Flow
(unaudited, in millions)
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 954       $ 324       $ 1,578       $ 1,173    
Less: Changes in cash due to changes in operating assets and liabilities:                      
Accounts receivable         (35 )     54       (172 )     229    
Income tax receivable         (1 )           99       (62 )  
Prepaid expenses and other         (4 )     5       18       1    
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities               (15 )     (26 )     (50 )  
Revenues and royalties payable         50       (64 )     100       (50 )  
Other               (46 )     (12 )     (14 )  
Total working capital changes         10       (66 )     7       54    
Operating cash flow before working capital changes         $ 944       $ 390       $ 1,571       $ 1,119    
               
Operating cash flow per common share:              
Basic         $ 5.22       $ 2.47       $ 9.10       $ 7.08    
Diluted         $ 5.19       $ 2.47       $ 9.05       $ 7.08    
Weighted average common shares outstanding:              
Basic         181,009       157,829       172,636       158,060    
Diluted         181,968       157,829       173,518       158,060    


Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Free Cash Flow
(unaudited, in millions)
  Three Months Ended June 30,   Six Months Ended June 30,
  2021   2020   2021   2020
Operating cash flow before working capital changes $ 944       $ 390       $ 1,571       $ 1,119    
               
Drilling, completions and non-operated additions to oil and natural gas properties         (342 )     (488 )     (623 )     (1,178 )  
Infrastructure additions to oil and natural gas properties         (14 )     (24 )     (22 )     (80 )  
Additions to midstream assets         (10 )     (50 )     (17 )     (94 )  
Total Cash CAPEX         (366 )     (562 )     (662 )     (1,352 )  
Free Cash Flow         $ 578       $ (172 )     $ 909       $ (233 )  
               
Free cash flow per common share:              
Basic         $ 3.19       $ (1.09 )     $ 5.27       $ (1.47 )  
Diluted         $ 3.18       $ (1.09 )     $ 5.24       $ (1.47 )  
               
Weighted average common shares outstanding:              
Basic         181,009       157,829       172,636       158,060    
Diluted         181,968       157,829       173,518       158,060    

RECONCILIATION OF TOTAL DEBT TO NET DEBT

The Company defines net debt as total debt less cash and cash equivalents. Net debt should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, total debt, the most directly comparable GAAP measure. Management uses net debt to determine the Company's outstanding debt obligations that would not be readily satisfied by its cash and cash equivalents on hand. The Company believes this metric is useful to analysts and investors in determining the Company's leverage position because the Company has the ability to, and may decide to, use a portion of its cash and cash equivalents to reduce debt.

  June 30, 2021   Net Q2 Borrowings/(Repayments)   March 31, 2021   December 31, 2020   June 30, 2020
  (in millions)
Diamondback Energy, Inc.(a) $ 6,373       $ (250 )     $ 6,623       $ 4,713       $ 4,822    
Viper Energy Partners LP(a) 542       5       537       564       640    
Rattler Midstream LP(a) 505       (49 )     554       579       523    
Total debt 7,420       $ (294 )     7,714       5,856       5,985    
Cash and cash equivalents (344 )         (121 )     (104 )     (51 )  
Net debt $ 7,076           $ 7,593       $ 5,752       $ 5,934    

(a) Excludes debt issuance costs, discounts, premiums and fair value hedges.

DERIVATIVES

As of July 30, 2021, the Company had the following outstanding consolidated derivative contracts, including derivative contracts at Viper Energy Partners LP. The Company’s derivative contracts are based upon reported settlement prices on commodity exchanges, with crude oil derivative settlements based on New York Mercantile Exchange West Texas Intermediate pricing and Crude Oil Brent pricing and with natural gas derivative settlements based on the New York Mercantile Exchange Henry Hub pricing. When aggregating multiple contracts, the weighted average contract price is disclosed.

  Crude Oil (Bbls/day, $/Bbl)
  Q3 2021   Q4 2021   Q1 2022   Q2 2022   Q3 2022   Q4 2022
Swaps - WTI (Cushing)
  38,348     30,674     1,000     1,000        
$ 42.82   $ 42.36   $ 45.00   $ 45.00        
Swaps - WTI (Magellan East Houston)
  5,000     5,000                
$ 37.78   $ 37.78                
Swaps - Crude Brent Oil(1)
  5,000     5,000                
$ 41.62   $ 41.62                
Costless Collars - WTI (Cushing)   17,685     29,663     19,500     11,000        
Long Put Price ($/Bbl) $ 35.27   $ 39.83   $ 46.28   $ 47.27        
Ceiling Price ($/Bbl) $ 46.50   $ 56.45   $ 72.67   $ 74.07        
Costless Collars - WTI (Magellan East Houston)   5,000     5,000     22,000     22,000     6,000    
Long Put Price ($/Bbl) $ 45.00   $ 45.00   $ 45.91   $ 46.36   $ 50.00    
Ceiling Price ($/Bbl) $ 57.90   $ 78.75   $ 70.95   $ 72.20   $ 77.12    
Costless Collars - Crude Brent Oil   67,000     59,000     55,000     32,000     9,000     5,000
Long Put Price ($/Bbl) $ 40.39   $ 40.95   $ 45.55   $ 46.25   $ 47.22   $ 45.00
Ceiling Price ($/Bbl) $ 49.28   $ 50.93   $ 71.08   $ 76.81   $ 78.34   $ 75.56
Long Puts - WTI (Cushing)(2)
          7,500            
        $ 47.51            
Long Puts - Crude Brent Oil(3)
          4,000     4,000        
        $ 50.00   $ 50.00        
Basis Swaps - WTI (Midland)
  34,000     34,000     10,000     10,000     10,000     10,000
$ 0.91   $ 0.91   $ 0.84   $ 0.84   $ 0.84   $ 0.84
Roll Swaps - WTI
  57,261     64,000     20,000     20,000     20,000     20,000
$ 0.50   $ 0.56   $ 0.54   $ 0.54   $ 0.54   $ 0.54


  Natural Gas (Mmbtu/day, $/Mmbtu)
  Q3 2021   Q4 2021   Q1 2022   Q2 2022   Q3 2022   Q4 2022
Natural Gas Swaps - Henry Hub
  245,000     245,000                
$ 2.65   $ 2.65                
Natural Gas Swaps - Waha Hub
  50,000     50,000                
$ 1.92   $ 1.92                
Costless Collars - Henry Hub           250,000     190,000     80,000     80,000
Long Put Price ($/Mmbtu)         $ 2.64   $ 2.53   $ 2.50   $ 2.50
Ceiling Price ($/Mmbtu)         $ 4.44   $ 4.01   $ 4.45   $ 4.45
Natural Gas Basis Swaps - Waha Hub
  250,000     250,000     210,000     210,000     210,000     210,000
$ -0.66   $ -0.66   $ -0.34   $ -0.34   $ -0.34   $ -0.34


  Natural Gas Liquids (Bbls/day, $/Bbl)
  Q3 2021   Q4 2021   Q1 2022   Q2 2022   Q3 2022   Q4 2022
Natural Gas Liquids Swaps - Mont Belvieu Propane
  2,000     2,000        
$ 29.40   $ 29.40        


(1) Excludes swaptions for 13,900 BO/d for first half of 2022, and 8,250 BO/d for second half 2022, whereby the counterparty has the right to exercise the hedge at a weighted-average price of $67.54/Bbl in the first half of 2022 and $68.62/Bbl in the second half of 2022.
(2) Excludes deferred premium at the weighted-average price of $1.66/Bbl.
(3) Excludes deferred premium at the weighted-average price of $1.60/Bbl.


Investor Contact:
Adam Lawlis
+1 432.221.7467
alawlis@diamondbackenergy.com


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