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Mexco Energy Corporation Announces Profitable Third Quarter And Additional Development Of Properties

MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mexco Energy Corporation (NYSE MKT: MXC) announced net income of $298,841 for the nine months ended December 31, 2013, an increase from a net loss of $102,034 for the nine months ended December 31, 2012. 

Operating revenues increased 43% to $3,079,997 for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 from $2,161,326 for the same period of fiscal 2013. 

The average sales price for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 was $7.47 per Mcfe compared to $5.44 per Mcfe for the nine months ended December 31, 2012, an increase of 37%.  Oil production increased 29% and gas production decreased 5% for the nine months ended December 31, 2013 as compared to the same period of fiscal 2013. 

For the quarter ended December 31, 2013, the Company reported net income of $88,659 for the quarter ending December 31, 2013 compared to a net loss of $39,580 for the quarter ending December 31, 2012.  Operating revenues in the third quarter of fiscal 2014 were $962,026, a 22% increase from $790,604 for the same quarter of fiscal 2013.     

The average sales price for the quarter ending December 31, 2013 was $7.30 per Mcfe compared to $5.59 per Mcfe for the quarter ending December 31, 2012, an increase of 31%.  Oil production increased 17% and gas production decreased 15% during the third quarter of fiscal 2014 as compared to the third quarter of fiscal 2013.     

During the first nine months of fiscal 2014, a joint venture in which the Company is a working interest partner entered into an agreement for the assignment of a three-year term leasehold in acreage in Reagan County, Texas.  The Company received cash of $330,958 and retained minor royalties as payment for its share of the leasehold acreage.  The agreement is also to develop with a ninety day continuous development requirement the Wolfcamp formation using horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracture stimulation. 

The Company is also participating in the drilling of a development well in the Wolfcamp formation of the Clyde-Reynolds Field of Glasscock County, Texas.  This well, operated by Nadel and Gussman Permian LLC, is the second well on a 440 acre unit.  Mexco's working interests in this well is .7% (.525% net revenue interest).       

The Company participated in the drilling of a seventh horizontal well in the Penn Detrital formation of the F. A. Hogg Field of Winkler County, Texas.  Six wells are currently producing on this approximately 2,600 acres.  Mexco's working interest in this seventh well, operated by OGX Operating, LLC is .4167% (.3125% net revenue interest). 

Since the beginning of fiscal 2014, the Company has been participating in other horizontal well developments, operated by Cimarex Energy Co. ("Cimarex") and COG Operating, LLC ("Concho"), on acreage in the Bone Springs formation of Lea County, New Mexico.  In January 2014, Cimarex announced plans to drill a fourth well on a 160 acre unit in this formation.  Mexco's working interest in the Cimarex prospect is .0469% (.0352% net revenue interest).  During the nine months ended December 31, 2013, Concho drilled and completed five wells in this unit.  Mexco's working interest in the COG prospect is .1875% (.148% net revenue interest).  

Mexco Energy Corporation, a Colorado corporation, is an independent oil and gas company located in Midland, Texas engaged in the acquisition, exploration and development of oil and gas properties.  For more information on Mexco Energy Corporation, go to www.mexcoenergy.com.

In accordance with the Safe Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, Mexco Energy Corporation cautions that statements in this press release which are forward-looking and which provide other than historical information involve risks and uncertainties that may impact the Company's actual results of operations. These risks include, but are not limited to, production variance from expectations, volatility of oil and gas prices, the need to develop and replace reserves, exploration risks, uncertainties about estimates of reserves, competition, government regulation, and mechanical and other inherit risks associated with oil and gas production.  A discussion of these and other factors, including risks and uncertainties, is set forth in the Company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013.  Mexco Energy Corporation disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements.

 


Mexco Energy Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS



December 31,


March 31,


2013


2013


(Unaudited)



ASSETS





Current assets






Cash and cash equivalents

$      210,473


$      166,406



Accounts receivable:







Oil and gas sales

752,778


538,971




Trade

14,161


16,370



Prepaid costs and expenses

47,822


19,281





Total current assets

1,025,234


741,028






Property and equipment, at cost






Oil and gas properties, using the full cost method

34,153,463


34,309,328



Other

93,544


92,326



Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization

(18,194,770)


(17,323,692)





Property and equipment, net

16,052,237


17,077,962







Other noncurrent assets

69,676


116,454





Total assets

$ 17,147,147


$17,935,444





LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities






Accounts payable and accrued expenses

$      212,319


$      431,848



Derivative instruments

36,186


-





Total current liabilities

248,505


431,848






Long-term debt

1,925,000


2,950,000


Asset retirement obligations

806,245


763,412


Derivative instruments – long term

1,837


-


Deferred income tax liabilities

810,416


853,199





Total liabilities

3,792,003


4,998,459






Commitments and contingencies










Stockholders' equity






Preferred stock - $1.00 par value; 10,000,000 shares authorized; none outstanding

 

-


 

-



Common stock - $0.50 par value; 40,000,000 shares authorized; 2,102,866 issued and 2,036,866 shares outstanding as of December 31, 2013 and March 31, 2013, respectively

 

1,051,433


 

1,051,433



Additional paid-in capital

6,880,409


6,761,091



Retained earnings

5,764,294


5,465,453



Treasury stock, at cost – (66,000 shares)

(340,992)


(340,992)


Total stockholders' equity

13,355,144


12,936,985


$ 17,147,147


$ 17,935,444





 

Mexco Energy Corporation and Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


December 31,


December 31,


2013


2012


2013


2012

Operating revenue:









Oil and gas

$    948,633


$   781,426


$3,041,004


$2,139,609


Other

13,393


9,178


38,993


21,717



Total operating revenues

962,026


790,604


3,079,997


2,161,326









Operating expenses:









Production

291,828


325,712


913,418


796,074


Accretion of asset retirement obligation

11,074


9,680


33,011


28,822


Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

277,557


283,498


871,079


774,814


General and administrative

275,489


250,183


873,573


779,161



Total operating expenses

855,948


869,073


2,691,081


2,378,871









Operating income (loss)

106,078


(78,469)


388,916


(217,545)









Other income (expenses):









Interest income

4


2


111


132


Interest expense

(15,353)


(13,078)


(53,685)


(34,704)


Gain (loss) on derivative instruments

7,404


-


(79,284)


-



Net other expense

(7,945)


(13,076)


(132,858)


(34,572)









Earnings (loss) before provision for income taxes

98,133


(91,545)


256,058


(252,117)









Income tax expense (benefit):









Current

-


-


-


-


Deferred

9,474


(51,965)


(42,783)


(150,083)


9,474


(51,965)


(42,783)


(150,083)









Net income (loss)

$      88,659


$  (39,580)


$   298,841


$ (102,034)

















Earnings (loss) per common share:









Basic

$          0.04


$      (0.02)


$         0.15


$       (0.05)


Diluted

$          0.04


$      (0.02)


$         0.15


$       (0.05)









Weighted average common shares outstanding:









Basic

2,036,866


2,036,938


2,036,866


2,036,277


Diluted

2,043,372


2,036,938


2,040,324


2,036,277

 

SOURCE Mexco Energy Corporation

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