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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
___________
FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 2019
___________
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
Delaware
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
001-35700
(Commission File Number)
45-4502447
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)
500 West Texas
Suite 1200
Midland, Texas
(Address of principal
executive offices)
 
79701
(Zip code)
(432) 221-7400
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934:
Title of each class
Trading Symbol(s)
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock
FANG
Nasdaq Global Select Market

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
 
On May 7, 2019, Diamondback Energy, Inc. issued a press release announcing financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

 
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
  
Exhibit Number
  
Description
99.1
 






SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY, INC.
 
 
 
 
 
Date:
May 7, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
By:
/s/ Teresa L. Dick
 
 
 
Name:
Teresa L. Dick
 
 
 
Title:
Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer




Exhibit


Exhibit 99.1

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DIAMONDBACK ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES FIRST QUARTER 2019 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS; INCREASING CAPITAL RETURN PROGRAM

Midland, TX (May 7, 2019) - Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (“Diamondback” or the “Company”) today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.

HIGHLIGHTS

Q1 2019 net income of $10 million, or $0.06 per diluted share; adjusted net income (as defined and reconciled below) of $229 million, or $1.39 per diluted share
Q1 2019 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below) of $675 million
Q1 2019 production of 262.6 Mboe/d (68% oil), up 44% over Q4 2018 and 156% year over year
First quarter capital expenditures of $627 million; turned 82 wells to production
Declared Q1 2019 cash dividend of $0.1875 per share payable on June 4, 2019; implies a 0.7% annualized yield based on the May 6, 2019 share closing price of $100.70
Signed definitive agreements to divest conventional and non-core Permian assets acquired from Energen for $322 million; assets being sold have estimated full year 2019 net production of ~6,500 boe/d
Updated full year 2019 production guidance of 272.0 - 287.0 Mboe/d (68% - 70% oil) after giving effect to the divested production from the non-core asset sales closing by July 1, 2019
Company expects unhedged oil price realizations between ~90-95% of WTI for the remainder of 2019, based on existing firm transportation agreements and current commodity prices
Board of Directors has approved a $2.0 billion capital return program through December 31, 2020, to begin in Q2 2019 through stock repurchase program

"After closing the Energen acquisition in the fourth quarter of 2018, we ensured that Diamondback get off to a fast start in 2019 and showcase the strength of our operations organization and low-cost structure on a larger scale.  During the first quarter of 2019, we successfully integrated the addition of almost 300 employees and displayed our best in class execution metrics on a larger capital plan.  During the quarter, we drilled almost twice as much lateral footage in the Midland Basin as the fourth quarter of 2018 at 15% lower cost per lateral foot, while completing 50 wells at an average per well cost 9% cheaper than the average cost of 20 wells completed in the fourth quarter of 2018.  In the Delaware Basin, we are now completing over 50% more lateral footage per day compared to the first quarter of 2018, and overall well costs continue to trend down year over year," stated Travis Stice, Chief Executive Officer of Diamondback.

Mr. Stice continued, “We navigated a $30 drop in fourth quarter oil prices by immediately cutting activity to start 2019 while still growing production over 5% from our December 2018 exit rate of approximately 250 Mboe/d.  Additionally, Diamondback executed on our “grow and prune” strategy introduced at the time of the Energen acquisition by announcing $322 million of conventional and non-core asset divestitures, which will both lower our cost structure and consolidate our Tier 1 acreage."

CAPITAL RETURN PROGRAM






In addition to the previously announced quarterly dividend, the Company today announced that its Board of Directors has approved an expansion of the Company's capital return program, with the implementation of a stock repurchase program to acquire up to $2.0 billion of its outstanding common stock.

Mr. Stice continued, “As a result of our maturing business and multi-year free cash flow outlook, which has accelerated due to the increase in oil prices and our anticipated oil realization improvement, Diamondback is expanding our capital return program, with up to $2.0 billion of stock repurchases to be executed through the end of 2020.  We anticipate this program will primarily be funded by current and future free cash flow, but also expect to use some of our anticipated cash proceeds from asset sales, our midstream business and our mineral business; all of which we expect will generate substantial cash to Diamondback this year."

"While the consistent growth of our dividend remains our primary return of capital objective, this repurchase program represents the next step in our total return strategy, and signifies Diamondback's evolution from a small cap producer to the large cap Permian pure-play we are today.  Our capital allocation philosophy is grounded on achieving above average year over year growth, supporting a growing dividend, reducing debt consistently and continuing to replace and maintain a deep inventory of Tier 1 acreage, with excess free cash flow to be returned to stockholders. This program is initially targeted toward a stock repurchase program due to our view that buying our stock currently represents substantial value, but we will consider other forms of capital return in the future if we determine them to be effective methods of driving stockholder value."

"To summarize, our free cash flow and related return of capital program are the direct result of the business plan we have been executing since 2015. Assuming $55/Bbl WTI, Diamondback expects to generate over $750 million of free cash flow in 2020 and growing for the foreseeable future. We intend to return the majority of this free cash flow to stockholders in the form of our dividend or other components of our capital return program."

The repurchase program is authorized to extend through December 31, 2020 and the Company intends to purchase stock under the repurchase program opportunistically with funds from cash generated from operations and liquidity events such as the sale of assets. This repurchase program may be suspended from time to time, modified, extended or discontinued by the Board of Directors at any time. Purchases under the repurchase program may be made from time to time in open market or privately negotiated transactions in compliance with Rule 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and will be subject to market conditions, applicable legal requirements, contractual obligations and other factors. Any stock purchased as part of this program will be retired and made available for future issuances by the Company.

NON-CORE ASSET DIVESTITURES

Divesting 103,423 net acres, consisting of conventional assets in the Central Basin Platform, Eastern Shelf in West Texas and the Northwest Shelf in New Mexico acquired in the Energen acquisition; executing on "grow and prune" strategy presented in the acquisition announcement
Also divesting 6,589 net acres of non-core Southern Midland Basin acreage in Crockett and Reagan counties with minimal associated production
Combined gross purchase price of $322 million, subject to certain closing adjustments; net proceeds expected to be applied towards debt reduction and returned to stockholders as part of announced stock repurchase program
Assets being sold have estimated net production of ~6,500 boe/d for the full year 2019 from over 3,000 producing wells





Upon completion, corporate lease operating expense ("LOE") is expected to be reduced by approximately $0.50/boe for the second half of 2019
Both transactions expected to close by July 1, 2019, subject to continued diligence and closing conditions

RBC Richardson Barr is acting as exclusive financial advisor to Diamondback for the sale of the Central Basin Platform and Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is acting as legal advisor to Diamondback.

OPERATIONS UPDATE

Diamondback’s Q1 2019 production was 262.6 Mboe/d (68% oil), up 156% year over year from 102.6 Mboe/d in Q1 2018, and up 44% quarter over quarter from 182.8 Mboe/d in Q4 2018.

During the first quarter of 2019, Diamondback drilled 83 gross horizontal wells and turned 82 operated horizontal wells to production. The average lateral length for the wells completed during the first quarter was 9,630 feet. Operated completions during the first quarter consisted of 39 Wolfcamp A wells, 23 Lower Spraberry wells, 12 Wolfcamp B wells, four Third Bone Springs wells, two Second Bone Springs wells and two Middle Spraberry wells.

In the Southern Delaware Basin, as part of its joint venture with Carlyle, Diamondback recently began operated development on its San Pedro Ranch acreage in the Southeast portion of its Pecos County acreage position. The Company recently completed two Wolfcamp A wells with an average lateral length of 7,611 feet. These wells commenced production with an average peak 30-day 2-stream initial production ("IP") rate of 197 boe/d per 1,000 feet (79% oil).

Also in Pecos County, Diamondback continues to have strong performance from operated completions targeting the Second Bone Spring. Most recently, the Company completed the Page Royalty State 31-32 B 2SB well with a 10,207 foot lateral, and a peak 30-day flowing IP rate of 182 boe/d per 1,000 feet (91% oil).

In the Northern Delaware Basin, Diamondback recently completed a two-well pad targeting the Wolfcamp A and the Wolfcamp B with an average lateral length of 9,752 feet. The Wolfcamp A well, the Deguello 54-7-2 A 601H, had a peak 30-day flowing IP rate of 298 boe/d per 1,000 feet (69% oil) with the Wolfcamp B well producing 149 boe/d per 1,000 feet (67% oil) over the same period.

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
Diamondback's first quarter 2019 net income was $10 million, or $0.06 per diluted share. Adjusted net income (a non-GAAP financial measure as defined and reconciled below) was $229 million, or $1.39 per diluted share.

First quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below) was $651 million, up 91% from $341 million in Q1 2018.

First quarter 2019 average realized prices were $46.12 per barrel of oil, $1.32 per Mcf of natural gas and $18.00 per barrel of natural gas liquids, resulting in a total equivalent unhedged price of $35.63/boe. As previously indicated, Diamondback expects realized prices to improve through the remainder of 2019 and 2020 as fixed differential contracts roll off and convert to our commitments on the EPIC and Gray Oak pipelines or move to the current Midland market price. Based on current market differentials and estimated in-basin gathering costs, Diamondback expects to realize ~90-95% of WTI for the remainder of 2019 and





~100% of WTI in 2020, all including the effect of current basis hedges, firm transportation agreements and in-basin gathering costs.

Diamondback's cash operating costs for the first quarter of 2019 were $8.00 per boe, including LOE of $4.61 per boe, cash G&A expenses of $0.55 per boe and taxes and transportation of $2.84 per boe.

As of March 31, 2019, Diamondback had $116 million in standalone cash and approximately $1.9 billion of outstanding borrowings under its revolving credit facility.

During the first quarter of 2019, Diamondback spent $533 million on drilling, completion and non-operated properties, $36 million on infrastructure and $58 million on midstream.

DIVIDEND DECLARATION

Diamondback announced today that the Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend for the first quarter of 18.75 cents per common share payable on June 4, 2019, to stockholders of record at the close of business on May 28, 2019.

FULL YEAR 2019 GUIDANCE

Giving effect to the announced asset divestitures expected to close by July 1, 2019, the Company expects full year production to be between 272.0 and 287.0 Mboe/d. Additionally, Diamondback is lowering full year 2019 guidance for LOE to $4.25 - $4.75 per boe from $4.50 - $5.00 per boe previously due to the anticipated sale of the Central Basin Platform assets expected to close by July 1, 2019. Diamondback is also increasing average lateral length completed for the year by 100 feet to 9,500 feet and is lowering Midland Basin well costs to $740 to $780 per completed lateral foot from $770 to $800 per completed lateral foot previously. Finally, Diamondback is lowering midstream service expense (net of revenue) to $0 to $10 million from $35 million to $45 million.







 
2019 Guidance
 
 
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Viper Energy Partners LP
 
 
 
Total Net Production – MBoe/d
272.0 - 287.0
20.0 - 23.0
Oil Production - % of Net Production
68% - 70%
67% - 71%
 
 
 
Unit costs ($/boe)
 
 
Lease operating expenses, including workovers(a)
$4.25 - $4.75
 
Gathering & Transportation
$0.40 - $0.70

G&A
 
 
Cash G&A
Under $1.00
Under $1.00
Non-cash equity-based compensation
$0.75 - $1.50
$0.40 - $0.65
Depletion
$13.00 - $15.00
$9.00 - $10.50
Interest expense (net of interest income)
$1.00 - $1.50

 
 
 
Midstream service expense (net of revenue; $MM)
$0 - $10
 
Depreciation ($MM)
$48 - $52
 
Production and ad valorem taxes (% of revenue)(b)
7.0%
7.0%
Corporate tax rate (% of pre-tax income)
23%
 
 
 
 
Gross horizontal D,C&E/Ft. - Midland Basin
$740 - $780

Gross horizontal D,C&E/Ft. - Delaware Basin
$1,075 - $1,150
 
Horizontal wells completed (net)
290 - 320 (255 - 280)

Average lateral length (Ft.)
9,500
 
 
 
 
Capital Budget ($ - million)
 
 
Horizontal drilling and completion
$2,300 - $2,550

Midstream (ex. long-haul pipeline investments)
$225 - $250

Infrastructure
$175 - $200

2019 Capital Spend
$2,700 - $3,000

(a)
Includes approximately $0.25/boe attributable to Central Basin Platform assets.
(b)
Includes production taxes of 4.6% for crude oil and 7.5% for natural gas and NGLs and ad valorem taxes.





CONFERENCE CALL
Diamondback will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts to discuss its results for the first quarter of 2019 on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. CT.  Participants should call (877) 440-7573 (United States/Canada) or (253) 237-1144 (International) and use the confirmation code 5853419.  A telephonic replay will be available from 12:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 through Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. CT.  To access the replay, call (855) 859-2056 (United States/Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and enter confirmation code 5853419.  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 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 proposed sales of assets. 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, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, which can be obtained free of charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’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)
 
 
 
 
March 31,
December 31,
 
2019
2018
Assets
 
 
Current assets:
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
126

$
215

Accounts receivable:
 
 
Joint interest and other, net
107

96

Oil and natural gas sales
356

296

Inventories
39

37

Derivative instruments
5

231

Prepaid expenses and other
60

50

Total current assets
693

925

Property and equipment:
 
 
Oil and natural gas properties, full cost method of accounting ($9,646 million and $9,670 million excluded from amortization at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively)
23,229

22,299

Midstream assets
762

700

Other property, equipment and land
151

147

Accumulated depletion, depreciation, amortization and impairment
(3,095
)
(2,774
)
Net property and equipment
21,047

20,372

Equity method investments
150

1

Deferred tax asset
150

97

Investment in real estate, net
114

116

Other assets
88

85

Total assets
$
22,242

$
21,596

Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity
 
 
Current liabilities:
 
 
Accounts payable-trade
$
180

$
128

Accrued capital expenditures
485

495

Other accrued liabilities
217

253

Revenues and royalties payable
151

143

Derivative instruments
58


Total current liabilities
1,091

1,019

Long-term debt
4,670

4,464

Derivative instruments
16

15

Asset retirement obligations
140

136

Deferred income taxes
1,802

1,785

Other long-term liabilities
9

10

Total liabilities
7,728

7,429

Commitments and contingencies
 
 
Stockholders’ equity:
 
 
Common stock, $0.01 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 164,615,642 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019; 200,000,000 shares authorized, 164,273,447 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018
2

2

Additional paid-in capital
13,019

12,936

Retained earnings
752

762

Total Diamondback Energy, Inc. stockholders’ equity
13,773

13,700

Non-controlling interest
741

467

Total equity
14,514

14,167

Total liabilities and equity
$
22,242

$
21,596







Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited, $ in millions except per share data, shares in thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
Revenues:
 
 
 
Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids
$
842

 
$
466

Lease bonus
1

 

Midstream services
19

 
11

Other operating income
2

 
2

Total revenues
864

 
479

Operating expenses:
 
 
 
Lease operating expenses
109

 
37

Production and ad valorem taxes
55

 
27

Gathering and transportation
12

 
4

Midstream services
17

 
11

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
322

 
115

General and administrative expenses
27

 
16

Asset retirement obligation accretion
2

 
1

Other operating expense
1

 
1

Total expenses
545

 
212

Income from operations
319

 
267

Other income (expense):
 
 
 
Interest expense, net
(46
)
 
(14
)
Other income, net
1

 
3

Loss on derivative instruments, net
(268
)
 
(32
)
Gain on revaluation of investment
4

 
1

Total other expense, net
(309
)
 
(42
)
Income before income taxes
10

 
225

Provision for (benefit from) income taxes
(33
)
 
47

Net income
43

 
178

Net income attributable to non-controlling interest
33

 
15

Net income attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.
$
10

 
$
163

 
 
 
 
Earnings per common share:
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.06

 
$
1.65

Diluted
$
0.06

 
$
1.65

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
Basic
164,852

 
98,555

Diluted
165,061

 
98,769

Dividends declared per share
0.1875

 
0.125







Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in millions)
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
2018
 
 
 
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
Net income
$
43

$
178

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
Provision for (benefit from) deferred income taxes
(33
)
47

Asset retirement obligation accretion
2

1

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
322

115

Amortization of debt issuance costs
1

1

Change in fair value of derivative instruments
285


Income from equity investment

(2
)
Gain on revaluation of investment
(4
)
(1
)
Equity-based compensation expense
14

7

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
 
 
Accounts receivable
(63
)
6

Inventories
(4
)
(13
)
Prepaid expenses and other
(9
)
(7
)
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(190
)
(17
)
Accrued interest
5

11

Revenues and royalties payable
8

13

Net cash provided by operating activities
377

339

Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
Additions to oil and natural gas properties
(569
)
(280
)
Additions to midstream assets
(58
)
(38
)
Purchase of other property, equipment and land
(4
)
(2
)
Acquisition of leasehold interests
(75
)
(16
)
Acquisition of mineral interests
(82
)
(150
)
Investment in real estate

(110
)
Funds held in escrow

11

Equity investments
(149
)

Net cash used in investing activities
(937
)
(585
)
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
Proceeds from borrowings under credit facility
484

224

Repayment under credit facility
(314
)
(308
)
Proceeds from senior notes

312

Proceeds from joint venture
23


Debt issuance costs
(3
)
(3
)
Proceeds from public offerings
341


Repurchased shares for tax withholdings
(13
)

Dividends to stockholders
(21
)

Distributions to non-controlling interest
(26
)
(19
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
471

206

Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents
(89
)
(40
)
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period
215

112

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period
$
126

$
72

 
 
 





Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in millions)
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:
 
 
Interest paid, net of capitalized interest
$
17

$
4

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash transactions:
 
 
Change in accrued capital expenditures
$
(10
)
$
41

Capitalized stock-based compensation
$
6

$
3

Asset retirement obligations acquired
$
3

$







Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Selected Operating Data
(unaudited)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Production Data:
 
 
 
 
 
Oil (MBbl)
16,115

 
11,968

 
6,800

Natural gas (MMcf)
21,684

 
12,952

 
6,546

Natural gas liquids (MBbls)
3,908

 
2,689

 
1,344

Oil Equivalents (MBOE)(1)(2)
23,637

 
16,816

 
9,235

Average daily production (BOE/d)(2)
262,633

 
182,785

 
102,607

% Oil
68
%
 
71
%
 
74
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
Average sales prices:
 
 
 
 
 
Oil, realized ($/Bbl)
$
46.12

 
$
45.51

 
$
61.64

Natural gas realized ($/Mcf)
$
1.32

 
$
1.62

 
$
2.18

Natural gas liquids ($/Bbl)
$
18.00

 
$
21.10

 
$
24.57

Average price realized ($/BOE)
$
35.63

 
$
37.01

 
$
50.52

Oil, hedged ($/Bbl)(3)
$
46.92

 
$
45.31

 
$
56.80

Natural gas, hedged ($ per MMbtu)(3)
$
1.49

 
$
1.44

 
$
2.27

Natural gas liquids, hedged ($ per Bbl)(1)
$
18.19

 
$
21.09

 
$
24.57

Average price, hedged ($/BOE)(3)
$
36.38

 
$
36.72

 
$
47.02

 
 
 
 
 
 
Average Costs per BOE:
 
 
 
 
 
Lease operating expense
$
4.61

 
$
4.51

 
$
4.04

Production and ad valorem taxes
2.33

 
2.36

 
2.96

Gathering and transportation expense
0.51

 
0.56

 
0.42

General and administrative - cash component
0.55

 
0.67

 
0.96

Total operating expense - cash
$
8.00

 
$
8.10

 
$
8.38

 
 
 
 
 
 
General and administrative - non-cash component
$
0.59

 
$
0.49

 
$
0.81

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
$
13.62

 
$
13.77

 
$
12.48

Interest expense, net
$
1.95

 
$
2.26

 
$
1.48

Merger and integration expense
$

 
$
2.19

 
$

(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 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 plus non-cash (gain) loss on derivative instruments, net, interest expense, net, depreciation, depletion and amortization, non-cash equity-based compensation expense, capitalized equity-based compensation expense, asset retirement obligation accretion expense, (gain) loss on revaluation of investment, merger and integration expense and income tax (benefit) provision. 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 it 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 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, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDA. Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure equal to net income attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc. plus non-cash loss on derivative instruments, gain on revaluation of investment and related income tax adjustments. The Company’s computations of Adjusted EBITDA and 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.
The following tables present a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measure of Adjusted EBITDA to the GAAP financial measure of net income (loss).
Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income
(unaudited, in millions)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
Net income
$
43

 
$
306

 
$
178

Non-cash loss (gain) on derivative instruments, net
285

 
(245
)
 

Interest expense, net
46

 
38

 
14

Depreciation, depletion and amortization
322

 
232

 
115

Non-cash equity-based compensation expense
20

 
11

 
10

Capitalized equity-based compensation expense
(6
)
 
(3
)
 
(2
)
Asset retirement obligation accretion expense
2

 
1

 
1

Gain (loss) on revaluation of investment
(4
)
 
6

 
(1
)
Merger and integration expense

 
36

 

Income tax (benefit) provision
(33
)
 
85

 
47

Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA
$
675

 
$
467

 
$
362

Adjustment for non-controlling interest
(24
)
 
(11
)
 
(21
)
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.
$
651

 
$
456

 
$
341

 
 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
3.95

 
$
3.73

 
$
3.46

Diluted
$
3.94

 
$
3.72

 
$
3.45

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
164,852

 
122,510

 
98,555

Diluted
165,061

 
122,739

 
98,769







Adjusted net income is a performance measure used by management to evaluate performance, prior to non-cash loss on derivative instruments, gain on revaluation of investment, and related income tax adjustments.
   
The following table presents a reconciliation of adjusted net income to net income:

Diamondback Energy, Inc.
Adjusted Net Income
(unaudited, in thousands, except share amounts and per share data)
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
Pre-Tax Amounts
 
Amounts Per Share
Net income attributable to Diamondback Energy, Inc.
$
10

 
$
0.06

Non-cash loss on derivative instruments
285

 
1.73

Loss on revaluation of investments
(4
)
 
(0.02
)
Adjusted income excluding above items
291

 
1.76

Income tax adjustment for above items
(62
)
 
(0.38
)
Adjusted net income
$
229

 
$
1.39


Derivatives

As of the filing date, the Company had the following outstanding derivative contracts. 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 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)
 
Q2 2019
 
Q3 2019
 
Q4 2019
 
Q1 2020
 
Q2 2020
 
Q3 2020
 
Q4 2020
Swaps - West Texas Intermediate (Cushing)
28,725

 
30,457

 
29,457

 
7,000

 
7,000

 
7,000

 
7,000

$
61.09

 
$
61.09

 
$
61.21

 
$
60.63

 
$
60.63

 
$
60.63

 
$
60.63

Swaps - West Texas Intermediate (Magellan East Houston)
4,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
4,000

 
4,000

 
4,000

 
4,000

$
74.64

 
$
66.76

 
$
65.01

 
$
64.38

 
$
64.38

 
$
64.38

 
$
64.38

Swaps - Crude Brent Oil
5,000

 
7,000

 
7,000

 
4,000

 
4,000

 
4,000

 
4,000

$
67.41

 
$
67.86

 
$
67.71

 
$
66.24

 
$
66.24

 
$
66.24

 
$
66.24

Basis Swaps
51,495

 
45,000

 
45,000

 
41,538

 
41,538

 
41,087

 
41,087

$
(5.25
)
 
$
(5.52
)
 
$
(5.52
)
 
$
(1.21
)
 
$
(1.21
)
 
$
(1.21
)
 
$
(1.21
)
Three-Way Collar Short Put - West Texas Intermediate (Cushing)
25,824

 
15,652

 
15,652

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

$
39.45

 
$
35.94

 
$
35.94

 
$
45.00

 
$
45.00

 
$
45.00

 
$
45.00

Three-Way Collar Floor - West Texas Intermediate (Cushing)
25,824

 
15,652

 
15,652

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

$
49.45

 
$
45.94

 
$
45.94

 
$
55.00

 
$
55.00

 
$
55.00

 
$
55.00

Three-Way Collar Ceiling - West Texas Intermediate (Cushing)
25,824

 
15,652

 
15,652

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

 
8,000

$
64.77

 
$
61.65

 
$
61.65

 
$
67.00

 
$
67.00

 
$
67.00

 
$
67.00

Three-Way Collar Short Put - West Texas Intermediate (Magellan East Houston)
4,000

 
5,000

 
5,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

$
57.50

 
$
50.00

 
$
50.00

 
$
50.00

 
$
50.00

 
$
50.00

 
$
50.00

Three-Way Collar Floor - West Texas Intermediate (Magellan East Houston)
4,000

 
5,000

 
5,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

$
67.50

 
$
60.00

 
$
60.00

 
$
60.00

 
$
60.00

 
$
60.00

 
$
60.00






 
Crude Oil (Bbls/day, $/Bbl)
 
Q2 2019
 
Q3 2019
 
Q4 2019
 
Q1 2020
 
Q2 2020
 
Q3 2020
 
Q4 2020
Three-Way Collar Ceiling - West Texas Intermediate (Magellan East Houston)
4,000

 
5,000

 
5,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

 
14,000

$
77.68

 
$
66.10

 
$
66.10

 
$
68.61

 
$
68.61

 
$
68.61

 
$
68.61

Three-Way Collar Short Put - Crude Brent Oil
8,000

 
8,000

 
6,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

$
55.00

 
$
52.50

 
$
51.67

 
$
50.63

 
$
50.63

 
$
50.63

 
$
50.63

Three-Way Collar Floor - Crude Brent Oil
8,000

 
8,000

 
6,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

$
65.00

 
$
62.50

 
$
61.67

 
$
60.63

 
$
60.63

 
$
60.63

 
$
60.63

Three-Way Collar Ceiling - Crude Brent Oil
8,000

 
8,000

 
6,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

 
16,000

$
81.25

 
$
78.88

 
$
78.47

 
$
74.74

 
$
74.74

 
$
74.74

 
$
74.74


 
Natural Gas (Mmbtu/day, $/Mmbtu)
 
Q2 2019
 
Q3 2019
 
Q4 2019
Natural Gas Swaps - Henry Hub
70,000

 
70,000

 
70,000

$
3.06

 
$
3.06

 
$
3.06

Natural Gas Basis Swaps - Waha Hub
70,000

 
70,000

 
70,000

$
(1.56
)
 
$
(1.56
)
 
$
(1.56
)

 
Natural Gas Liquids (Bbls/day, $/Bbl)
 
Q2 2019
 
Q3 2019
 
Q4 2019
Natural Gas Liquid Swaps - Mont Belvieu
7,582

 
7,500

 
7,500

$
27.30

 
$
27.30

 
$
27.30


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