SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 20, 2023
DIAMONDBACK ENERGY, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
|500 West Texas Ave.|
|(Address of principal |
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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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||The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC|
|(NASDAQ Global Select Market)|
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
Diamondback Energy, Inc. (“Diamondback” or the “Company”) presents in this Item 2.02 certain information for the quarter ended March 31, 2023 regarding its derivative activity, realized prices, and weighted average basic and diluted shares outstanding.
First quarter 2023 average unhedged realized prices were $73.11 per barrel of oil, $1.46 per Mcf of natural gas and $23.16 per barrel of natural gas liquids ("NGLs"), resulting in a total equivalent unhedged realized price of $49.72 per BOE.
First quarter 2023 average realized hedged prices were $72.05 per barrel of oil, $1.96 per Mcf of natural gas and $23.16 per barrel of NGLs, resulting in a total equivalent hedged price of $49.72 per BOE.
|Oil ($ per Bbl)||$||73.11 |
|Natural gas ($ per Mcf)||$||1.46 |
|Natural gas liquids ($ per Bbl)||$||23.16 |
|Combined ($ per BOE)||$||49.72 |
Oil, hedged ($ per Bbl)(1)
Natural gas, hedged ($ per Mcf)(1)
Natural gas liquids, hedged ($ per Bbl)(1)
Average price, hedged ($ per BOE)(1)
(1)Hedged prices reflect the effect of our commodity derivative transactions on our average sales prices and include gains and losses on cash settlements for matured commodity derivatives, which we do not designate for hedge accounting. Hedged prices exclude gains or losses resulting from the early settlement of commodity derivative contracts.
For the first quarter of 2023, Diamondback anticipates a net gain on cash settlements for derivative instruments of $1 million and a net loss on non-cash derivative instruments of $94 million.
|(Gain) loss on derivative instruments, net||$||93 |
|Cash received (paid) on settlement of derivative instruments||$||1 |
Weighted Average Basic and Diluted Shares Outstanding
The components of basic and diluted weighted average shares outstanding for the three months ended March 31, 2023 are as follows:
|Three Months Ended March 31, 2023|
|Basic weighted average shares outstanding||181,988 |
|Diluted weighted average shares outstanding||181,988 |
This report contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, which involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding Diamondback’s: future performance; business strategy; future operations (including drilling plans and capital plans); estimates and projections of revenues, losses, costs, expenses, returns, cash flow, and financial position; reserve estimates and its ability to replace or increase reserves; anticipated benefits of strategic transactions (including acquisitions and divestitures); and plans and objectives of management (including plans for future cash flow from operations and for executing environmental strategies) are forward-looking statements. When used in this report, the words “aim,”
“anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “model,” “outlook,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions (including the negative of such terms) as they relate to Diamondback are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Although Diamondback believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, they involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, in many cases, beyond Diamondback’s control. Accordingly, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and Diamondback’s actual outcomes could differ materially from what Diamondback has expressed in its forward-looking statements.
Factors that could cause the outcomes to differ materially include (but are not limited to) the following: changes in supply and demand levels for oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, and the resulting impact on the price for those commodities; the impact of public health crises, including epidemic or pandemic diseases such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and any related company or government policies or actions; actions taken by the members of OPEC and Russia affecting the production and pricing of oil, as well as other domestic and global political, economic, or diplomatic developments, including any impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine on the global energy markets and geopolitical stability; instability in the financial markets; concerns over a potential economic slowdown or recession; inflationary pressures; rising interest rates and their impact on the cost of capital; regional supply and demand factors, including delays, curtailment delays or interruptions of production, or governmental orders, rules or regulations that impose production limits; federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to hydraulic fracturing, including the effect of existing and future laws and governmental regulations; physical and transition risks relating to climate change and the risks and other factors disclosed 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.
In light of these factors, the events anticipated by Diamondback’s forward-looking statements may not occur at the time anticipated or at all. Moreover, Diamondback operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment and new risks emerge from time to time. Diamondback cannot predict all risks, nor can it assess the impact of all factors on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking statements it may make. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made in this report. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this report or, if earlier, as of the date they were made. Diamondback does not intend to, and disclaims any obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements unless required by applicable law.
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:||April 20, 2023|
|By:||/s/ Teresa L. Dick|
|Name:||Teresa L. Dick|
|Title:||Executive Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Assistant Secretary|