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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): February 21, 2018


SRC Energy Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
______________________________

COLORADO
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
001-35245
(Commission
File Number)
20-2835920
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


1675 Broadway, Suite 2600
Denver, Colorado 80202

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (720) 616-4300

______________________________

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 21, 2018, SRC Energy Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release describing operating and financial results for the year ended December 31, 2017 and certain related information. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the information set forth in Exhibit 99.1 to this report, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit 99.1
 
Press Release of SRC Energy Inc., dated February 21, 2018
 
  
    






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 hereunto duly authorized.
Date: February 21, 2018
SRC Energy Inc.

By:
/s/ Lynn A. Peterson    
Lynn A. Peterson
President and Chief Executive Officer






EXHIBIT INDEX
 
 
 
 
Exhibit No.
 
Description
 
 
 
Press Release of SRC Energy Inc., dated February 21, 2018


Exhibit
Exhibit 99.1
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February 21, 2018

SRC Energy Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Financial and Operating Results


Denver--(GlobeNewswire - 2/21/2018) -- SRC Energy Inc. (NYSE American: SRCI) (“SRC”, the “Company”, “we”, “us” or “our”), a U.S. oil and gas exploration and production company with operations focused on the Wattenberg Field in the Denver-Julesburg Basin, reports its financial and operating results for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017.

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Highlights

Revenues were $140.1 million and $362.5 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively
Net income was $50.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, and $142.5 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively
Adjusted EBITDA was $110.7 million and $282.6 million for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017, respectively (see further discussion regarding the presentation of adjusted EBITDA in "About Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below)

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2017 Financial Results



The following tables present certain per unit metrics that compare results of the corresponding quarterly and annual reporting periods:
 
Three Months Ended
 
Year Ended
Net Volumes
12/31/2017
 
12/31/2016
 
% Chg.*
 
12/31/2017
 
12/31/2016
 
% Chg.*
 
3-Stream
 
2-Stream
 
 
 
3-Stream
 
2-Stream
 
 
Crude Oil (MBbls)
2,156
 
705
 
206%
 
5,824
 
2,257
 
158%
Natural Gas Liquids (MBbls)
760
 
 
NM
 
2,518
 
 
NM
Natural Gas (MMcf)
7,712
 
3,095
 
149%
 
24,834
 
12,086
 
105%
Sales Volumes: (MBOE)
4,201
 
1,221
 
244%
 
12,481
 
4,271
 
192%
Average Daily Volumes
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Daily Production (BOE/day)
45,658
 
13,269
 
244%
 
34,194
 
11,670
 
193%
Product Price Received
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Crude Oil ($/Bbl) **
$48.80
 
$40.94
 
19%
 
$44.35
 
$34.43
 
29%
Natural Gas Liquids ($/Bbl)
$20.81
 
 
NM
 
$17.10
 
 
NM
Natural Gas ($/Mcf)
$2.21
 
$3.18
 
(31)%
 
$2.33
 
$2.44
 
(5)%
Average Realized Price ($/BOE) **
$32.85
 
$31.70
 
4%
 
$28.79
 
$25.09
 
15%
Per Unit Cost Information ($/BOE)
Lease Operating Exp.
$1.54
 
$4.08
 
(62)%
 
$1.56
 
$4.67
 
(67)%
Production Tax
$3.63
 
$2.64
 
38%
 
$2.91
 
$1.34
 
117%
DD&A Expense
$9.26
 
$11.20
 
(17)%
 
$9.00
 
$10.93
 
(18)%
Total G&A Expense
$2.06
 
$6.02
 
(66)%
 
$2.64
 
$7.15
 
(63)%
* 2016 production volumes are based on two product streams while 2017 is 3-stream
** Adjusted to reflect the impact of transportation and gathering.

The Company’s fourth quarter benefited from higher oil prices relative to the same period a year ago as realized oil prices increased approximately 19%, averaging $48.80 per barrel versus $40.94 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  Natural gas prices averaged $2.21 per Mcf in the fourth quarter of 2017 compared to $3.18 a year ago, a 31% decrease. For the full year, realized oil prices averaged $44.35, 29% higher than the full year 2016, while natural gas prices averaged $2.33 per Mcf, 5% lower than 2016.

Revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2017 increased 262% as compared to the three months ended December 31, 2016. This was due to a 244% increase in sales volumes period over period, along with higher average realized commodity prices in the quarter versus the comparable period a year ago. For the twelve months ending December 31, 2017, revenues increased 238%.

Unit operating costs for the twelve months ended December 31, 2017 as compared to the twelve months ended December 31, 2016 generally decreased year-over-year as the Company benefited from the growth in production associated with the expanded development program during 2017.

Net income for the three months ended December 31, 2017 totaled $50.8 million, or $0.23 per diluted share, as compared to net income of $5.3 million, or $0.03 per share, in the three months ended December 31, 2016. For the twelve months ended December 31, 2017, the Company reported net income of $142.5 million, or $0.69 per share, as compared to a net loss of $219.2 million, or $1.26 per share, in the prior year.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2017 was $110.7 million and $282.6 million, respectively, compared to $25.5 million and $65.2 million for the same three- and twelve-month periods in 2016, respectively.




Operations Review

 
2017
2016
 
YoY Chg
 
Preliminary 2018 Guidance
 
YoY Chg 2
D&C Capital Expenditures (MM)
$462
$131
 
253%
 
$480 - $540
 
11%
Proved Reserves (Net MMBOE) 1
227
93
 
144%
 
 
 
 
Standardized Measure3
$1,601
$434
 
269%
 
 
 
 
PV-10 (MM) 3
$1,756
$476
 
269%
 
 
 
 
Daily Net Production (BOE/D) 1
34,194
11,670
 
193%
 
48,000 - 52,000
 
46%
Oil Differential
$6.58
$8.77
 
(25)%
 
$6.00 - $6.50
 
(5)%
Adjusted EBITDA (MM)
$283
$65
 
335%
 
 
 
 
1) 2016 production and reserves are based on two product streams while 2017 is 3-stream
2) Based on mid-point of the range
3) Non-GAAP calculation - refer to the PV-10 reconciliation at the back of this document

Management Comment

Lynn A. Peterson, Chairman and CEO of SRC commented, "Our team continues to execute at a very high level, taking advantage of SRC's consolidated, contiguous footprint and conservative balance sheet to generate strong debt-adjusted per share growth in production and cash flows. The nearly 50% increase in Wattenberg leasehold added late in 2017 reinforces the Company's strong foundation for the years ahead."

Mr. Peterson concluded, “2017 was a great year for SRC and I am proud of what our team has accomplished.  We all look forward to the challenges as well as the rewards of our hard work that lie ahead as we continue to develop SRC's consolidated acreage position in a disciplined and efficient manner."


Conference Call

SRC will host a conference call on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (9:00 a.m. Mountain time) to discuss the results. The call will be conducted by Chairman and CEO Lynn A. Peterson, CFO James Henderson, Chief Development Officer Nick Spence, Chief Operations Officer Mike Eberhard, and Manager of Investor Relations, John Richardson. A Q&A session will immediately follow the discussion of the results for the quarter.

To participate in this call please dial:
Domestic Dial-in Number: (877) 407-9122
International Dial-in Number: (201) 493-6747
Webcast URL:  http://srcenergy.equisolvewebcast.com/q4-2017

Replay Information:
Conference ID #:  411931
Replay Dial-In (Toll Free US & Canada):  877-660-6853
Replay Dial-In (International):  201-612-7415
Expiration Date:  3/8/18





Annual Shareholder Meeting

SRC Energy Inc. will host its Annual Shareholder Meeting on Friday May 18, 2018 at 9 A.M. Mountain Time in Denver, Colorado. Shareholders of record on March 23, 2018, the record date for the meeting, are entitled to receive notice of and to vote at the meeting.


About SRC Energy Inc.

SRC Energy Inc. is a domestic oil and natural gas exploration and production company. SRC's core area of operations is in the Wattenberg Field of the Denver-Julesburg Basin. The Company's corporate offices are located in Denver, Colorado. More Company news and information about SRC is available at www.srcenergy.com.


Important Cautions Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. The use of words such as "believes", "expects", "anticipates", "intends", "plans", "estimates", "should", "likely", “guidance” or similar expressions indicates a forward-looking statement. Forward-looking statements herein include statements regarding expected 2018 results, including capital expenditures, drilling, completion and plugging and abandonment activities, differentials and production. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and are based on the beliefs and assumptions of management, and information currently available to management. The actual results could differ materially from a conclusion, forecast or projection in the forward-looking information. Certain material factors or assumptions were applied in drawing a conclusion or making a forecast or projection as reflected in the forward-looking information. The identification in this press release of factors that may affect the Company's future performance and the accuracy of forward-looking statements is meant to be illustrative and by no means exhaustive. All forward-looking statements should be evaluated with the understanding of their inherent uncertainty. Factors that could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: the success of the Company's exploration and development efforts; the price of oil and gas; worldwide economic situation; change in interest rates or inflation; willingness and ability of third parties to honor their contractual commitments; the Company's ability to raise additional capital, as it may be affected by current conditions in the stock market and competition in the oil and gas industry for risk capital; the Company's capital costs, which may be affected by delays or cost overruns; costs of production; environmental and other regulations, as the same presently exist or may later be amended; the Company's ability to identify, finance and integrate recent or future acquisitions; the volatility of the Company's stock price; and the other factors described in the “Risk Factors” sections of the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all of which are incorporated by reference in this release.


Company Contact:
John Richardson (Investor Relations Manager)
SRC Energy Inc.
Tel 720-616-4308
E-mail: jrichardson@srcenergy.com




Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

In addition to financial measures presented on the basis of accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("US GAAP"), we present certain financial measures which are not prescribed by US GAAP ("non-GAAP"). The following is a summary of the measures we currently report.

Adjusted EBITDA

We use "adjusted EBITDA," a non-GAAP financial measure, for internal managerial purposes because it allows us to evaluate our operating performance and compare the results of our operations from period to period without regard to our financing methods or capital structure. We exclude the items listed in the table below from net income (loss) in arriving at adjusted EBITDA. We exclude those items because they can vary substantially from company to company within our industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures, and the method by which the assets were acquired. Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of financial performance under US GAAP and should be considered in addition to, not as a substitute for, net income. We believe that adjusted EBITDA is widely used in our industry as a measure of operating performance and may also be used by investors to measure our ability to meet debt covenant requirements. However, our definition of adjusted EBITDA may not be fully comparable to measures with similar titles reported by other companies. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) adjusted to exclude the impact of the items set forth in the table below (amounts in thousands):
 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Years Ended December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Adjusted EBITDA:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
50,818

 
$
5,301

 
$
142,482

 
$
(219,189
)
Depletion, depreciation, and accretion
38,913

 
13,677

 
112,309

 
46,678

Full cost ceiling impairment

 

 

 
215,223

Income tax expense (benefit)
(99
)
 

 
(99
)
 
106

Stock-based compensation expense
2,835

 
2,206

 
11,225

 
9,491

Mark-to-market of commodity derivative contracts:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total (gain) loss on commodity derivative contracts
6,550

 
4,133

 
4,226

 
7,750

Cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts
164

 
237

 
942

 
5,374

Interest expense (income)
11,526

 
(16
)
 
11,479

 
(192
)
Adjusted EBITDA
$
110,707

 
$
25,538

 
$
282,564

 
$
65,241


PV-10

PV-10 is a non-GAAP financial measure. We believe that the presentation of PV-10 is relevant and useful to investors because it presents the discounted future net cash flows attributable to our estimated net proved reserves prior to taking into account future corporate income taxes, and it is a useful measure for evaluating the relative monetary significance of our oil and gas properties. It is not intended to represent the current market value of our estimated reserves. PV-10 should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for the standardized measure reported in accordance with US GAAP, but rather should be considered in addition to the standardized measure.




PV-10 is derived from the standardized measure, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. PV-10 is calculated using the same inputs and assumptions as the standardized measure, with the exception that it omits the impact of future income taxes. It is considered to be a pre-tax measurement.

The following table provides a reconciliation of the standardized measure to PV-10:
 
As of December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows
$
1,600,675

 
$
434,261

Add: 10 percent annual discount, net of income taxes
1,267,258

 
427,587

Add: future undiscounted income taxes
285,349

 
90,195

Future pre-tax net cash flows
$
3,153,282

 
$
952,043

Less: 10 percent annual discount, pre-tax
(1,396,998
)
 
(475,695
)
PV-10
$
1,756,284

 
$
476,348




Consolidated Financial Statements
Condensed consolidated financial statements are included below. Additional financial information, including footnotes that are considered an integral part of the consolidated financial statements, can be found in SRC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2017, which is available at www.sec.gov.
SRC ENERGY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(unaudited; in thousands)
 
 
 
 
ASSETS
December 31, 2017
 
December 31, 2016
Current assets:
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
$
48,772

 
$
18,615

Other current assets
111,263

 
35,569

Total current assets
160,035

 
54,184

 
 
 
 
Oil and gas properties and other equipment
1,876,576

 
908,736

Goodwill
40,711

 
40,711

Other assets
2,242

 
20,482

 
 
 
 
Total assets
$
2,079,564

 
$
1,024,113

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
 
 
Current liabilities
202,307

 
92,240

 
 
 
 
Revolving credit facility

 

Notes payable, net of issuance costs
538,186

 
75,614

Asset retirement obligations
28,376

 
13,775

Other liabilities
2,261

 
1,745

Total liabilities
771,130

 
183,374

 
 
 
 
Shareholders' equity:
 
 
 
Common stock and paid-in capital
1,474,514

 
1,149,199

Retained deficit
(166,080
)
 
(308,460
)
Total shareholders' equity
1,308,434

 
840,739

 
 
 
 
Total liabilities and shareholders' equity
$
2,079,564

 
$
1,024,113




SRC ENERGY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(unaudited; in thousands)

 
Year Ended December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
Cash flows from operating activities:
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
$
142,482

 
$
(219,189
)
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:
 
 
 
Depletion, depreciation, and accretion
112,309

 
46,678

Full cost ceiling impairment

 
215,223

Loss on extinguishment of debt
11,842

 

Other, reconciling items
11,852

 
22,387

Changes in operating assets and liabilities
12,830

 
(16,411
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
291,315

 
48,688

 
 
 
 
Cash flows from investing activities:
 
 
 
Acquisitions of oil and gas properties and leaseholds
(661,468
)
 
(511,173
)
Capital expenditures for drilling and completion activities
(450,384
)
 
(119,571
)
Other capital expenditures
(22,027
)
 
(12,522
)
Proceeds from sales of oil and gas properties
93,573

 
25,350

Net cash used in investing activities
(1,040,306
)
 
(617,916
)
 
 
 
 
Cash flows from financing activities:
 
 
 
Equity financing activities
312,308

 
542,722

Debt financing activities
448,621

 
(3,159
)
Net cash provided by financing activities
760,929

 
539,563

 
 
 
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash
11,938

 
(29,665
)
Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at beginning of period
36,834

 
66,499

Cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash at end of period
$
48,772

 
$
36,834




SRC ENERGY INC.
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(unaudited; in thousands, except share and per share data)

 
Three Months Ended December 31,
 
Year Ended December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
2017
 
2016
Oil, natural gas, and NGL revenues
$
140,097

 
$
38,695

 
$
362,516

 
$
107,149

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lease operating expenses
6,488

 
4,986

 
19,496

 
19,949

Transportation and gathering
2,090

 

 
3,226

 

Production taxes
15,253

 
3,223

 
36,266

 
5,732

Depreciation, depletion, and accretion
38,913

 
13,677

 
112,309

 
46,678

Full cost ceiling impairment

 

 

 
215,223

Unused commitment charge

 
92

 
669

 
597

General and administrative
8,676

 
7,346

 
32,965

 
30,545

Total expenses
71,420

 
29,324

 
204,931

 
318,724

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operating income (loss)
68,677

 
9,371

 
157,585

 
(211,575
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Commodity derivatives gain (loss)
(6,550
)
 
(4,133
)
 
(4,226
)
 
(7,750
)
Interest expense, net of capitalized interest
(11,842
)
 

 
(11,842
)
 

Interest income
316

 
16

 
363

 
192

Other income
118

 
47

 
503

 
50

Total other expense
(17,958
)
 
(4,070
)
 
(15,202
)
 
(7,508
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income (Loss) before income taxes
50,719

 
5,301

 
142,383

 
(219,083
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Income tax expense (benefit)
(99
)
 

 
(99
)
 
106

Net income (loss)
$
50,818

 
$
5,301

 
$
142,482

 
$
(219,189
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) per common share:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
0.23

 
$
0.03

 
$
0.69

 
$
(1.26
)
Diluted
$
0.23

 
$
0.03

 
$
0.69

 
$
(1.26
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Weighted-average shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
222,072,930

 
200,585,800

 
206,167,506

 
173,774,035

Diluted
222,917,611

 
201,254,678

 
206,743,551

 
173,774,035


Released 2/21/2018