Ring Energy Releases Fourth Quarter and Twelve Month 2018 Financial and Operational Results

MIDLAND, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Ring Energy, Inc. (NYSE American: REI) (“Ring”)(“Company”) announced today reserve information as of December 31, 2018 and financial results for the three months and twelve months ended December 31, 2018. Following is a summary of our approximate financial results:

• Oil sales volume (Bbl) 4Q – 542,964 Year – 2,047,295
• Gas sales volume (Mcf) 4Q – 418,165 Year – 1,311,727
• Total sales volume (BOE) 4Q – 592,446 Year – 2,232,658
• Average oil price received 4Q – $48.65 Year – $56.99
• Average gas price received 4Q – $2.05 Year – $3.05
• Average price per BOE received 4Q – $45.55 Year – $53.78
• Revenues 4Q – $27.6MM Year – $120.1MM
• Net income (loss) 4Q – ($7.1MM) Year – $9.0MM
• Income (loss) per diluted share 4Q – (0.11) Year – 0.15
• Lease operating expense (LOE) 4Q – $8.2MM Year - $27.8MM
• LOE per barrel of oil equivalent (BOE) 4Q - $13.76 Year – $12.45
• Depreciation, depletion & amortization 4Q - $10.6MM Year - $ 39.6MM
• Ceiling test impairment 4Q – $14.2MM Year – $14.2MM
• General and administrative (G&A) 4Q – $3.4MM Year – $9.0MM
• Stock based compensation included in G&A 4Q – 0.8MM Year – $3.9MM
• Realized loss on derivatives 4Q – $4.6MM Year – $11.2MM
• Unrealized gain on derivatives 4Q – ($6.4MM) Year – $4.0MM

• Earnings per diluted share without ceiling test, all derivative gain (loss) and stock base compensation

4Q – $0.07

Year – $0.47

• Total capital expenditures for 2018 were approximately $214.7, which included $15.86 million for property acquisitions.

• As of December 31, 2018, $39,500,000 was outstanding on the Company’s $750 million senior secured credit facility.


The Company announced today that its estimated total proved reserves of oil and natural gas as of December 31, 2018 increased 14.6% to 36.6 million barrels of oil equivalent (BOE), from 31.9 million BOE at year end 2017, and 21.5% when adjusted for 2018 oil and gas sales. Ring replaced 308% of production in 2018. The 2018 year-end proved reserves consisted of 27.8 million barrels of crude oil (76%) and 52.7 Bcf of natural gas (24%). Of the 36.6 million BOE of total proved reserves, 67% are proved developed and 33% are proved undeveloped. The proved developed reserves consist of proved developed producing (61%) and proved developed non-producing (6%).

The following table summarizes our total net proved reserves, pre-tax PV10 value and Standardized Measure of Discounted Future Net Cash Flows as of December 31, 2018. All of our reserves are in the Permian Basin in the State of Texas.




Measure of


Discounted Future

Pre-tax PV10

Net Cash Flows

Oil (Bbl) Gas (Mcf) Total (Boe)

(In thousands)

(In thousands)

PDP 17,773,730 27,799,291 22,406,945 $ 362,870 $ 305,495
PDNP 1,432,318 4,614,156 2,201,344 41,764 35,160
PUD 8,603,700 20,352,251 11,995,742 136,942 115,290
Total Proved: 27,809,748 52,765,698 36,604,031 $ 541,576 $ 455,945

Mr. Kelly Hoffman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, commented, “2018 was another year of record growth for our company. While the year was full of many challenges, we continued to grow at a robust pace. We drilled 57 new horizontal wells and our production grew at over 60% from our 2017 levels. Our dedicated team has continued to look for accretive acquisitions which resulted in the purchase of 5,300 acres from the Carlyle Group. The acreage is around and contiguous to our core Central Basin Platform assets and represent over 50 additional horizontal drill sites in the heart of our ‘horizontal footprint.’ We continue to search for other accretive acquisitions within our core areas We have always strived to maintain a strong balance sheet while continuing to focus on our main goals of increasing production and attaining cash flow neutral/positive as soon as possible in 2019.”

About Ring Energy, Inc.

Ring Energy, Inc. is an oil and gas exploration, development and production company with current operations in Texas.


Safe Harbor Statement

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe-harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve a wide variety of risks and uncertainties, including, without limitations, statements with respect to the Company’s strategy and prospects. Such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties which are disclosed in the Company’s reports filed with the SEC, including its Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017, its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2018 and its other filings with the SEC. Readers and investors are cautioned that the Company’s actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements due to a number of factors, including, but not limited to, the Company’s ability to acquire productive oil and/or gas properties or to successfully drill and complete oil and/or gas wells on such properties, general economic conditions both domestically and abroad, and the conduct of business by the Company, and other factors that may be more fully described in additional documents set forth by the Company.

Bill Parsons
K M Financial, Inc.
(702) 489-4447

Source: Ring Energy, Inc.