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Jones Energy, Inc. Announces 2014 Fourth Quarter and Full-Year Financial and Operating Results

March 04, 2015

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Jones Energy, Inc. (NYSE: JONE) (“Jones Energy” or “the Company”) today announced financial and operating results for the quarter and full-year ended December 31, 2014. For the year ended December 31, 2014, the Company reported net income of $224.1 million, adjusted net income of $64.2 million, and EBITDAX of $301.4 million.

Highlights

  • Increased net production for the full-year 2014 to 8.5 MMBoe (23.2 MBoe/d), up 36% from 2013
  • Increased EBITDAX for the full-year 2014 by 47% to $301.4 million, up from $205.0 million in 2013
  • Increased the pre-tax present value (“PV-10”) of the Company’s proved reserves to a record $1.5 billion at SEC prices1, up 48% from year-end 2013
  • Reserve additions replaced production by 409% (329% through the drill-bit2)
  • Increased total proved reserves by 29% from year-end 2013 to 115.3 MMBoe; proved oil reserves increased 66% from year-end 2013
  • Increased Cleveland proved reserves by 44% from year-end 2013 to 83.0 MMBoe
  • Achieved additional Cleveland well cost savings during February 2015, bringing current AFE to $2.9 million per well, down 24% from the December 2014 AFE of $3.8 million
  • Raised gross proceeds of approximately $377 million in February 2015; pro-forma liquidity of approximately $509 million as of March 2, 2015

1 SEC prices for 2014 year-end proved reserves were $94.99 per barrel for oil and $4.35 per MMBtu for natural gas based on the average of such prices for 2014. SEC prices for 2013 year-end proved reserves were $96.78 per barrel for oil and $3.67 per MMBtu for natural gas based on the average of such prices for 2013.

2 Drill-bit replacement percentage calculated as extensions and discoveries divided by full year production.

Jonny Jones, the Company’s Founder, Chairman and CEO, commented, “2015 is off to a great start for Jones Energy. We are well-hedged, well-capitalized, and well-positioned with an operating plan that maximizes returns for our invested capital and provides us with the opportunity to grow the company via multiple avenues. We have resolved our production issues that negatively impacted our fourth quarter production and as a result, have seen production increase by roughly 3,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in January 2015. In addition, we are continuing to see drilling and completion costs come down in our core Cleveland play and are prepared to ramp activity from three rigs to five rigs assuming we achieve additional targeted cost savings by mid-year.” Mr. Jones went on to say, “Over the past 26 years since I founded Jones Energy, we have experienced multiple commodity price cycles. I believe that this is the kind of environment where Jones Energy thrives.”

Financial Results

Total operating revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2014 increased by $5.3 million, or 8%, to $75.6 million as compared to $70.3 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. The increase was due to increased production volumes for all commodities. For the full-year 2014, operating revenues increased by $121.4 million, or 47%, to $380.6 million as compared to $259.2 million for the full-year 2013, primarily due to increased production volumes for all commodities.

Total operating expenses for the three months ended December 31, 2014 were unchanged at $65.0 million as compared to $65.0 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013. Increased production would have resulted in higher operating costs year over year, but the impairment charge related to the termination of the Southridge joint development agreement which occurred during the three month period ended December 31, 2013 did not recur during the same period in 2014. For the full-year 2014, operating expenses increased by $70.2 million, or 35%, to $273.6 million as compared to $203.4 million for the full-year 2013, primarily due to increased production volumes.

Adjusted net income for the three months ended December 31, 2014 increased by $3.4 million, or 31%, to $14.3 million as compared to $10.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2013, with increased production volumes primarily responsible for the increase in both revenues and operating expenses. Adjusted net income for the full-year 2014 increased by $9.4 million, or 17%, to $64.2 million as compared to $54.8 million for the full-year 2013.

Operational Results and Updates

Cleveland

The Company spud 31 wells and completed 28 wells in the Cleveland in the fourth quarter of 2014. As of December 31, 2014, 18 wells were in various stages of completion, and eight wells were drilling. Full-year production in the Cleveland was 17.0 MBoe/d for 2014, an increase of 7.0 MBoe/d, or 70%, from 2013 full-year production of 10.0 MBoe/d.

Daily net production in the Cleveland was 17.2 MBoe/d in the fourth quarter of 2014, down 6% from the third quarter of 2014 and up 59% from the fourth quarter of 2013. Fourth quarter production was negatively impacted by continued delays in well completions and sand flow back issues. In addition, December production was impacted by more than 1,000 Boe/d due to field production issues, including an outage at a third party processing facility.

During January 2015, the Company achieved record single day wellhead production reaching over 29,000 Boe/d. Average daily production for January 2015 was approximately 3,000 Boe/d higher than December of 2014. The significant jump in average daily production between December 2014 and January 2015 was primarily attributable to closing the timing gap between drilled wells and completed wells.

Tonkawa

The Company spud two wells and completed two wells in the Tonkawa in the fourth quarter of 2014. As of December 31, 2014, two wells were being completed, and zero wells were being drilled. Under the Company’s current 2015 budget and operating plan, Jones Energy does not plan to drill any additional Tonkawa wells in 2015.

Woodford

The Company spud one well and completed four wells in the Woodford in the fourth quarter of 2014. As of December 31, 2014, four wells were being completed, but no wells were being drilled, as we released our last Woodford rig in November 2014. Under the Company’s current 2015 budget and operating plan, Jones Energy does not plan to drill any Woodford wells in 2015.

Net production in the Woodford was 4.5 MBoe/d in the fourth quarter of 2014, up 13% from the third quarter of 2014 and up 8% from the fourth quarter of 2013. Full-year production in the Woodford was 4.0 MBoe/d, a slight decrease of 0.1 MBoe/d, or 2%, from 2013 full-year production of 4.1 MBoe/d.

Capital Expenditures

During the fourth quarter of 2014, the Company spent $152.9 million, of which $130.1 million was related to drilling and completing wells, representing 85% of total capital expenditures in the quarter. The table below summarizes the Company’s capital investment by area for 2014:

               
2014 Capital Expenditure Summary ($mm)
   
1Q14     2Q14     3Q14     4Q14     2014
Cleveland $ 83.3 $ 93.8 $ 96.7 $ 107.8 $ 381.6
Woodford 13.5 21.9 17.6 17.1 70.1
Other Areas and Non-Op   3.3       1.9       5.7       5.2       16.1
Total Drilling and Completion 100.1 117.6 120.0 130.1 467.8
 
Leasehold and Other   10.6       11.6       10.8       22.8       55.8
Total Capital Expenditures $ 110.7 $ 129.2 $ 130.8 $ 152.9 $ 523.6
                               
 

2015 Capital Budget and Operating Plan

The Company has established a capital budget of $210 million for 2015, with approximately $190 million dedicated to Cleveland drilling and completion activity and the remainder allocated to capital work-overs and field maintenance projects. This budget represents a nearly 60% reduction in capital expenditures from 2014 and provides for a development program which keeps capital spending within expected cash flow. The Company will continue at its current three rig pace during the first portion of the year, and assuming targeted additional cost reductions for drilling and completions are achieved, will deploy two additional rigs to the Cleveland to reach a five rig pace by mid-year. The Company’s average estimated cost to drill and complete a Cleveland well with its 33 stage open-hole design has been reduced to approximately $2.9 million, creating $900,000 in cost savings, or a 24% cost decrease, compared to the $3.8 million estimate provided during December 2014. The Company continues to actively negotiate with its various service providers and expects that additional cost savings can be attained.

2015 Guidance

We are reiterating our 2015 guidance for the first quarter and full-year. We project full-year 2015 average daily production of between 21,700 and 23,700 Boe/d. First quarter 2015 production is projected between 24,000 and 25,000 Boe/d. Under the current operating plan, production will peak during the first quarter and flatten during the second half of the year. Assuming targeted cost reductions are achieved and additional rigs are deployed, capital spending is expected to be $210 million for the full-year. First quarter capital expenditures are expected to be higher than the rest of the year, much like production, due to carry-over activity from late 2014, primarily well completions. For 2015, the company expects to drill between 60 and 70 gross wells with an average working interest of approximately 80%. Due to carry-over of drilled but uncompleted wells from 2014, the Company expects to complete between 70 and 80 wells during 2015, also with an average working interest of approximately 80%.

A table has been provided below with full-year and first quarter 2015 guidance by category:

     

2015 Guidance

         
 
2015E   1Q15E
Total Production (MMBoe) 7.9 – 8.7 2.15 – 2.25
Average Daily Production (MBoe/d) 21.7 – 23.7 24.0 – 25.0
 
Oil (MBbls/d) 6.6 – 7.1 7.4 – 7.6
Natural Gas (MMcf/d) 54.8 – 60.3 60.0 – 65.0
NGLs (MBbls/d) 6.0 – 6.6 6.6 – 6.8
 
Lease Operating Expense ($/Boe) $4.75 – $5.25
Production/Ad Valorem Taxes (% of Revenue) 6.5% – 7.5%
Cash G&A Expense ($mm) $25.0 – $28.0
 
Total Capital Expenditures     $210.0    
 

Liquidity and Hedging

In February 2015, the Company completed three transactions which substantially improved its liquidity: a public offering of approximately $77 million of common stock, a private placement of $50 million of common stock, and a private placement of $250 million principal amount of senior notes. As a result of the debt offering, the Company’s borrowing base was reduced to $562.5 million. As of March 2, 2015, the Company held $26.9 million in unrestricted cash and had an undrawn credit facility balance of $482.5 million, resulting in pro-forma liquidity of $509.4 million.

The Company has provided updated hedge positions. The estimated market value of our hedges was $208.5 million as of December 31, 2014. The following table summarizes the Company’s commodity derivative contracts outstanding as of December 31, 2014:

     
Fiscal Year Ending December 31,
2015   2016   2017   2018

Oil, Natural Gas and NGL Swaps

   
Oil (MBbl) 2,322 1,809 769 581
Natural Gas (MMcf) 19,543 16,230 11,660 8,980
 
Ethane (MBbl) 422 53 - -
Propane (MBbl) 643 48 - -
Iso Butane (MBbl) 60 16 7 -
Butane (MBbl) 178 38 17 -
Natural Gasoline (MBbl)   233     83     18     -
Total NGLs (MBbl) 1,536 238 42 -
 

Weighted Average Prices

Oil ($ / Bbl) $ 84.71 $ 83.81 $ 84.56 $ 82.75
Natural Gas ($ / Mcf) 4.47 4.49 4.35 4.29
 
Ethane ($ / Gal) $ 0.27 $ 0.21 - -
Propane ($ / Gal) 0.98 0.90 - -
Iso Butane ($ / Gal) 1.25 1.32 1.42 -
Butane ($ / Gal) 1.21 1.28 1.37 -
Natural Gasoline ($ / Gal) 1.94 1.90 1.73 -
 

Conference Call Details

Jones Energy will host a conference call for investors and analysts to discuss its results for the quarter on Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 3:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. CT). Participants may join the conference call by dialing (877) 201-0168 (for domestic U.S.) or (647) 788-4901 (International) and entering conference code 92843469. If you are not able to participate in the conference call, an audio replay will be available through March 12, 2015, by dialing (855) 859-2056 for domestic U.S., or (404) 537-3406 for international participants, and entering conference code 92843469. A replay of the conference call may also be found on the Company’s website, www.jonesenergy.com.

About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. Additional information about Jones Energy may be found on the Company’s website at: www.jonesenergy.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, forward-looking statements contained in this press release specifically include the expectations of plans, strategies, objectives and anticipated financial and operating results of the Company, including guidance regarding the timing and location of additional rigs, results of the Company's drilling program, the 2015 capital budget and operating plan, the ability to achieve targeted drilling and completion cost savings by mid-year and the resultant impact on 2015 capital budget and ability to increase drilling activity to five rigs, the ability to fund the Company’s 2015 capital expenditure budget largely with free cash, the ability to attain additional cost savings from the Company’s service providers, projections regarding total production, average daily production, number of wells drilled, lease operating expenses, production taxes as a percentage of revenue, cash G&A expenses and capital expenditure levels for 2015. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management's experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, which may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements. These include, but are not limited to, changes in oil and natural gas prices, weather and environmental conditions, the timing and amount of planned capital expenditures, uncertainties in estimating proved reserves and forecasting production results, operational factors affecting the commencement or maintenance of producing wells, the condition of the capital markets generally, as well as the Company's ability to access them, the proximity to and capacity of transportation facilities, and uncertainties regarding environmental regulations or litigation and other legal or regulatory developments affecting the Company's business and other important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected as described in the Company's reports filed with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Information Concerning Proved Reserves

Proved reserves volumes and related PV-10 values as of December 31, 2014 contained herein are based on SEC mandated first-day-of-the-month unweighted average prices for 2014 and costs as of December 31, 2014. These prices and costs are not representative of current market values and do not fully reflect declines in such prices and costs which have occurred since mid-year 2014. PV-10 is a non-GAAP financial measure and generally differs from Standardized Measure, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, because it does not include the effect of income taxes on discounted future net cash flows. Neither PV-10 nor Standardized Measure represents an estimate of the fair market value of our oil and natural gas properties. The oil and gas industry uses PV-10 as a measure to compare the relative size and value of proved reserves held by companies without regard to the specific tax characteristics of such entities. See “Reconciliation of PV-10 to Standardized Measure” below.

     
 
Jones Energy, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Operations

 
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
(in thousands of dollars except per share data) 2014   2013 2014   2013
   
Operating revenues
Oil and gas sales $ 75,031 $ 69,879 $ 378,401 $ 258,063
Other revenues   586     433     2,196     1,106  
Total operating revenues   75,617     70,312     380,597     259,169  
Operating costs and expenses
Lease operating 10,208 8,474 43,843 27,781
Production taxes 3,175 3,763 18,094 12,865
Exploration 175 252 3,453 1,710
Depletion, depreciation and amortization 44,179 31,584 181,669 114,136
Impairment of oil and gas properties - 14,415 - 14,415
Accretion of discount 197 174 770 608
General and administrative (including non-cash compensation expense)   7,040     6,291     25,763     31,902  
Total operating expenses   64,974     64,953     273,592     203,417  
Operating income   10,643     5,359     107,005     55,752  
Other income (expense)
Interest expense (12,067 ) (7,348 ) (46,726 ) (30,774 )
Net gain (loss) on commodity derivatives 199,426 (7,009 ) 189,641 (2,566 )
Gain (loss) on sales of assets   200     (48 )   297     (78 )
Other income (expense), net   187,559     (14,405 )   143,212     (33,418 )
Income (loss) before income tax 198,202 (9,046 ) 250,217 22,334
 
Income tax provision (benefit)   20,336     31     26,074     (71 )
Net income (loss) 177,866 (9,077 ) 224,143 22,405
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interests   145,441     (7,751 )   183,275     24,591  
Net income (loss) attributable to controlling interests $ 32,425   $ (1,326 ) $ 40,868   $ (2,186 )
 
 
Earnings per share:
Basic $ 2.58 $ (0.10 ) $ 3.26 $ (0.17 )
Diluted $ 2.58 $ (0.10 ) $ 3.26 $ (0.17 )
Weighted average shares outstanding:
Basic 12,598 12,500 12,526 12,500
Diluted 12,598 12,500 12,535 12,500
     
 
Jones Energy, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet

 
December 31, December 31,
(in thousands of dollars) 2014 2013
 
Assets
Current assets
Cash $ 13,566 $ 23,820
Restricted Cash 149 45
Accounts receivable, net
Oil and gas sales 49,861 51,233
Joint interest owners 41,761 42,481
Other 12,512 16,782
Commodity derivative assets 121,519 8,837
Other current assets 3,374 2,392
Deferred tax assets   -     12  
Total current assets 242,742 145,602
Oil and gas properties, net, at cost
under the successful efforts method 1,638,860 1,297,228
Other property, plant and equipment, net 4,048 3,444
Commodity derivative assets 87,055 25,398
Other assets 20,352 15,006
Deferred tax assets   171     1,301  
Total assets $ 1,993,228   $ 1,487,979  
 
Liabilities and Stockholders' Equity
Current liabilities
Trade accounts payable $ 136,337 $ 89,430
Oil and gas sales payable 70,469 66,179
Accrued liabilities 19,401 10,805
Commodity derivative liabilities - 10,664
Deferred tax liabilities 718 -
Asset retirement obligations   3,074     2,590  
Total current liabilities 229,999 179,668
Long-term debt 360,000 658,000
Senior notes 500,000 -
Deferred revenue 13,377 14,531
Commodity derivative liabilities 28 190
Asset retirement obligations 10,536 8,373
Liability under the tax receivable agreement 803 -
Deferred tax liabilities   26,612     3,093  
Total liabilities   1,141,355     863,855  
Commitments and contingencies
Members' equity - -
Class A common stock, $0.001 par value; 12,672,260 shares issued and 12,649,658 shares outstanding at December 31, 2014 and 12,526,580 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 13 13
Class B common stock, $0.001 par value; 36,719,499 shares issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2014 and 36,836,333 shares issued and outstanding at December 31, 2013 37 37
Treasury stock, at cost: 22,602 Class A shares at December 31, 2014 and 0 shares at December 31, 2013 (358 ) -
Additional paid-in-capital 177,133 173,169
Retained earnings (deficit)   38,682     (2,186 )
Stockholders' equity 215,507 171,033
Non-controlling interest   636,366     453,091  
  851,873     624,124  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,993,228   $ 1,487,979  
   
 

Jones Energy, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flow Data

 
Twelve Months Ended December 31,
(in thousands of dollars) 2014   2013
 
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 224,143 $ 22,405
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash
provided by operating activities
Depletion, depreciation, and amortization 181,669 114,136
Exploration expense 2,952 -
Impairment of oil and gas properties - 14,415
Accretion of discount 770 608
Amortization of debt issuance costs 6,878 2,677
Accrued interest expense 7,823 1,891
Stock compensation expense 4,040 10,838
Other non-cash compensation expense 758 2,719
Amortization of deferred revenue (1,154 ) (469 )
Net loss (gain) on commodity derivatives (189,641 ) 2,566
Gain on sales of assets (297 ) 78
Deferred income taxes 26,021 (156 )
Other - net 376 79
Changes in assets and liabilities
Accounts receivable (832 ) (56,804 )
Other assets (565 ) 163
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   2,482     33,427  
Net cash provided by operations   265,423     148,573  
Cash flows from investing activities
Additions to oil and gas properties (474,619 ) (197,618 )
Acquisition of properties - (178,173 )
Net adjustments to purchase price of properties acquired 15,709 -
Proceeds from sales of assets 448 1,607
Acquisition of other property, plant and equipment (1,683 ) (1,634 )
Current period settlements of matured derivative contracts (3,654 ) 7,586
Change in restricted cash   (104 )   (45 )
Net cash used in investing   (463,903 )   (368,277 )
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 170,000 220,000
Repayment under long-term debt (468,000 ) (172,000 )
Proceeds from senior notes 500,000 -
Proceeds from sale of common stock, net of expenses of $15.1 million - 172,481
Purchases of treasury stock (358 ) -
Payment of debt issuance costs   (13,416 )   (683 )
Net cash provided by financing   188,226     219,798  
Net increase (decrease) in cash (10,254 ) 94
Cash
Beginning of period   23,820     23,726  
End of period $ 13,566   $ 23,820  
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information
Cash paid for interest $ 29,560 $ 25,414
Cash paid for income taxes 155 -
Change in accrued additions to oil and gas properties 49,025 41,945
Current additions to ARO 1,995 1,516
Noncash distribution to members - 10,000
 
 

Jones Energy, Inc.
Selected Financial and Operating Statistics

The following table sets forth summary data regarding production volumes, average prices and average production costs associated with our sale of oil and natural gas for the periods indicated:

         
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2014   2013   Change 2014   2013   Change
Net production volumes:
Oil (MBbls) 606 431 175 2,475 1,557 918
Natural gas (MMcf) 5,551 4,753 798 21,922 17,575 4,347
NGLs (MBbls) 612 437 175 2,345 1,724 621
Total (MBoe) 2,143 1,660 483 8,474 6,210 2,264
Average net (Boe/d) 23,293 18,043 5,250 23,216 17,014 6,202
Average sales price, unhedged:
Oil (per Bbl), unhedged $ 67.80 $ 93.66 $ (25.86 ) $ 88.93 $ 93.22 $ (4.29 )
Natural gas (per Mcf), unhedged 3.41 3.03 0.38 3.78 3.16 0.62
NGLs (per Bbl), unhedged 24.53 34.61 (10.08 ) 32.14 33.30 (1.16 )
Combined (per Boe) realized, unhedged 35.01 42.10 (7.09 ) 44.65 41.56 3.09
Average sales price, hedged:
Oil (per Bbl), hedged $ 83.53 $ 88.65 $ (5.12 ) $ 88.16 $ 87.86 $ 0.30
Natural gas (per Mcf), hedged 3.92 3.77 0.15 4.02 3.93 0.09
NGLs (per Bbl), hedged 32.23 31.34 0.89 32.60 33.26 (0.66 )
Combined (per Boe) realized, hedged 42.97 42.07 0.90 45.18 42.40 2.78
Average costs (per Boe):
Lease operating $ 4.76 $ 5.10 $ (0.34 ) $ 5.17 $ 4.47 $ 0.70
Production taxes 1.48 2.27 (0.79 ) 2.14 2.07 0.07
Depletion, depreciation and amortization 20.62 19.03 1.59 21.44 18.38 3.06
General and administrative 3.29 3.79 (0.50 ) 3.04 5.14 (2.10 )
 
 

Jones Energy, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

EBITDAX is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of our consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies.

We define EBITDAX as earnings before interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, exploration expense, net gains (losses) on commodity derivatives (excluding current period settlements of matured derivative contracts), and other items. EBITDAX is not a measure of net income as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or GAAP. Management believes EBITDAX is useful because it allows them to more effectively evaluate our operating performance and compare the results of our operations from period to period and against our peers without regard to our financing methods or capital structure. We exclude the items listed above from net income in arriving at EBITDAX because these amounts 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. EBITDAX has limitations as an analytical tool and 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 our liquidity. Certain items excluded from EBITDAX 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 historical costs of depreciable assets. Our presentation of EBITDAX should not be construed as an inference that our results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items and should not be viewed as a substitute for GAAP. Our computations of EBITDAX may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following table sets forth a reconciliation of net income (loss) as determined in accordance with GAAP to EBITDAX for the periods indicated:

     
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
(in thousands of dollars) 2014   2013 2014   2013
 

Reconciliation of EBITDAX to net income

Net income (loss) $ 177,866 $ (9,077 ) $ 224,143 $ 22,405
Interest expense (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs) 11,318 6,674 39,848 28,097
Exploration expense 175 252 3,453 1,710
Income taxes 20,336 31 26,074 (71 )
Amortization of deferred financing costs 749 674 6,878 2,677
Depreciation and depletion 44,179 31,584 181,669 114,136
Impairment of oil and natural gas properties - 14,415 - 14,415
Accretion expense 197 174 770 608
Other non-cash charges (benefits) 135 (148 ) 376 79
Stock compensation expense 1,333 459 4,040 10,838
Other non-cash compensation expense 378 127 758 2,719
Net loss (gain) on commodity derivatives (199,426 ) 7,010 (189,641 ) 2,566
Current period settlements of matured derivative contracts 17,086 (53 ) 4,476 5,209
Amortization of deferred revenue (292 ) (355 ) (1,154 ) (469 )
Loss (gain) on sales of assets   (200 )   48     (297 )   78  
EBITDAX $ 73,834   $ 51,815   $ 301,393   $ 204,997  
 
 

Jones Energy, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

Adjusted Net Income is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements. We define Adjusted Net Income as net income excluding the impact of certain non-cash items including gains or losses on commodity derivative instruments not yet settled, impairment of oil and gas properties, and non-cash compensation expense. We believe adjusted net income and adjusted earnings per share are useful to investors because they provide readers with a more meaningful measure of our profitability before recording certain items for which the timing or amount cannot be reasonably determined. However, these measures are provided in addition to, not as an alternative for, and should be read in conjunction with, the information contained in our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following table provides a reconciliation of net income (loss) as determined in accordance with GAAP to adjusted net income for the periods indicated:

     
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
(in thousands of dollars except per share data) 2014   2013 2014   2013
 
Net income (loss) $ 177,866 $ (9,077 ) $ 224,143 $ 22,405
Net (gain)/ loss on commodity derivatives (199,426 ) 7,010 (189,641 ) 2,566

Current period settlements of matured derivative contracts

17,086 (53 ) 4,476 5,209
Impairment of oil and gas properties - 14,415 - 14,415
Non-cash stock compensation expense 1,333 459 4,040 10,838
Other non-cash compensation expense 378 127 758 2,719
Net unamortized capitalized loan costs associated with Term Loan - - 3,761 -
Tax impact(1)   17,112     (1,993 )   16,668     (3,360 )
Adjusted net income 14,349 10,888 64,205 54,792
 
Adjusted net income attributable to non-controlling interests   11,650     8,715     52,423     51,182  
Adjusted net income attributable to controlling interests $ 2,699   $ 2,173   $ 11,782   $ 3,610  
 
Effective tax rate on net income attributable to controlling interests 35.7 % 36.9 %
 

(1) In arriving at adjusted net income, the tax impact of the adjustments to net income is determined by applying the appropriate tax rate to each adjustment and then allocating the tax impact between the controlling and non-controlling interests.

Jones Energy, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

Adjusted Earnings per Share is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements. We believe adjusted earnings per share is useful to investors because it provides readers with a more meaningful measure of our profitability before recording certain items for which the timing or amount cannot be reasonably determined. However, these measures are provided in addition to, not as an alternative for, and should be read in conjunction with, the information contained in our financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. The following table provides a reconciliation of earnings per share to adjusted earnings per share for the period indicated:

     
Three Months Ended December 31, Twelve Months Ended December 31,
2014   2013 2014   2013
 
Earnings per share (basic) $ 2.58 $ (0.10 ) $ 3.26 $ (0.17 )
Net (gain)/ loss on commodity derivatives (4.05 ) 0.14 (3.85 ) 0.43

Current period settlements of matured derivative contracts

0.35 - 0.09 (0.01 )
Impairment of oil and gas properties - 0.29 - 0.29
Non-cash stock compensation expense 0.02 0.01 0.08 0.02
Other non-cash compensation expense 0.01 - 0.02 -
Net unamortized capitalized loan costs associated with Term Loan - - 0.08 -
Tax impact   1.29     (0.17 )   1.26     (0.27 )
Adjusted earnings per share (basic) $ 0.20   $ 0.17   $ 0.94   $ 0.29  
 
 
 
Earnings per share (diluted) $ 2.58 $ (0.10 ) $ 3.26 $ (0.17 )
Net (gain)/ loss on commodity derivatives (4.05 ) 0.14 (3.85 ) 0.43

Current period settlements of matured derivative contracts

0.35 - 0.09 (0.01 )
Impairment of oil and gas properties - 0.29 - 0.29
Non-cash stock compensation expense 0.02 0.01 0.08 0.02
Other non-cash compensation expense 0.01 - 0.02 -
Net unamortized capitalized loan costs associated with Term Loan - - 0.08 -
Tax impact   1.29     (0.17 )   1.26     (0.27 )
Adjusted earnings per share (diluted) $ 0.20   $ 0.17   $ 0.94   $ 0.29  
 
 

Jones Energy, Inc.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations

PV-10 is derived from the Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows, which is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. PV-10 is a computation of the Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows on a pre-tax basis. PV-10 is equal to the Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows at the applicable date, before deducting future income taxes, discounted at 10 percent. 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 natural gas properties. Further, investors may utilize the measure as a basis for comparison of the relative size and value of our reserves to other companies. We use this measure when assessing the potential return on investment related to our oil and natural gas properties. PV-10, however, is not a substitute for the Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows. Our PV-10 measure and the Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows do not purport to represent the fair value of our oil and natural gas reserves.

The following table provides a reconciliation of PV-10 to the Standardized Measure of discounted future net cash flows at December 31, 2014, and December 31, 2013.

   
As of December 31,
2014     2013
($ in millions)
 
PV-10 $ 1,502 $ 1,017
Present value of future income taxes discounted at 10%   114   76
Standardized measure $ 1,388 $ 941

Source: Jones Energy, Inc.

Jones Energy, Inc.

Mark Brewer, 512-493-4833

Investor Relations Manager

or

Robert Brooks, 512-328-2953

Executive Vice President & CFO

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About Jones Energy

Jones Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the development and acquisition of oil and natural gas properties in the Anadarko and Arkoma basins of Texas and Oklahoma. Additional information about Jones Energy may be found on the Company’s website at: www.jonesenergy.com.

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Investor Contact:

Jones Energy, Inc.

Robert Brooks, 512-328-2953
Executive Vice President & CFO
ir@jonesenergy.com