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CALGARY, May 31, 2012 /CNW/ - 3MV Energy Corp. ("3MV" or the "Company") (TSXV: TMV) is pleased to report its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2012. 3MV's unaudited financial statements and related management's discussion and analysis for the three months ended March 31, 2012 have been filed and are available on the SEDAR website at www.sedar.com and on the Company's website at www.3mvenergy.com.
3MV announces the following highlights:
- 3MV produced over 223.0 boe/d during the quarter, an increase of 14% from the three month period ended April 30, 2011.
- Revenues increased by 10% to $1.4 million when compared to the three month period ended April 30, 2011.
| Three months
| Three months
| Mar. 31,
| Apr. 30,
|Average Daily Production|
|Crude oil & NGL (bbl/d)||184.3||150.7|
|Natural gas (Mcf/d)||232.0||272.1|
|Operating Netbacks ($/boe)|
|Average realized sales price||70.48||74.53|
|Operating & transportation expense||25.15||27.03|
|Operating netback (1)||37.43||38.67|
|($000s, except per share numbers)|
|Petroleum & natural gas revenues, before royalties||1,430||1,300|
|Cash flow from operations||1,427||(2,622)|
|Per share - basic and diluted||0.12||(0.87)|
|Funds flow from operations (2)||105||24|
|Net earnings (loss)||(2,139)||(430)|
|Per share - basic and diluted (3)||(0.18)||(0.14)|
|Net debt (working capital) (4)||8,955||3,088|
|Basic and diluted||13,989||1,206|
|1)||Operating netbacks (calculated on a per unit basis as oil, gas and natural gas liquids revenues, less royalties, transportation and operating costs) is not a recognized measure under IFRS.|
|2)||Funds flow from operations is not a prescribed IFRS or GAAP measure and is calculated as cash flow from operating activities before the change in non-cash working capital, transaction costs, share based payments and decommissioning provision expenditures incurred.|
|3)||Net earnings (loss) per share number is calculated using weighted average shares outstanding.|
|4)||Net debt (working capital) is an industry term, and is calculated as current assets less current liabilities, and is not a recognized measure under IFRS.|
|5)||Certain figures have changed from prior released information as a result of reclassification and IFRS adjustments.|
3MV intends to focus its drilling and production efforts on its highly productive Fiske light oil discovery for the remainder of 2012 and into 2013. With 36 net sections of land subject to a farmout agreement (of which the Company has earned and participated in 2.65 net sections) and another section (crown lease) owned by 3MV Energy, and a recent 19.9 km² 3D seismic program, 3MV has identified and licensed 20 future drilling locations, eight of which the Company considers to be infill locations. The Company's recent success in the play, with three wells producing over 100 boe/d during the first 30 days of production, has led to significant reserves additions in the area and 3MV intends to build off that momentum as quickly as is practicable with additional capital raised in the upcoming periods.
Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.
This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of the Company in the United States of America. The securities of the Company have not been registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act) or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.
Certain statements in this news release constitute forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements contained in this document are based on certain key expectations and assumptions made by 3MV. Although 3MV believes that the expectations and assumptions on which the forward-looking statements are based are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on the forward-looking statements because 3MV can give no assurance that they will prove to be correct.
Since forward-looking statements address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors and risks. These include, but are not limited to, the failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals, risks associated with the oil and gas industry in general (e.g., operational risks in development, exploration and production; delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures; the uncertainty of reserve estimates; the uncertainty of estimates and projections relating to production, costs and expenses, and health, safety and environmental risks), commodity price and exchange rate fluctuations and uncertainties resulting from potential delays or changes in plans with respect to exploration or development projects or capital expenditures. Readers are cautioned that the foregoing list of factors is not exhaustive. Additional information on these and other factors that could affect 3MV's operations and financial results are included in reports on file with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com).
The forward-looking statements contained in this document are made as of the date hereof and 3MV undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.
Certain financial measures referred to in this MD&A, such as funds generated from operations, are not prescribed by IFRS or previous Canadian GAAP. Funds generated from operations is calculated based on cash flows from operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital, transaction costs and decommissioning provision expenditures incurred. 3MV Energy uses funds generated from operations to analyze operating performance and leverage, and considers funds generated from operations to be a key measure as it demonstrates the Company's ability to generate cash necessary to fund future capital investments and repay debt.
This MD&A also contains other industry benchmarks and terms, such as working capital (deficiency) (calculated as current assets less current liabilities) and operating netbacks (calculated on a per unit basis as oil, gas and natural gas liquids revenues, less royalties, transportation and operating costs), which are not recognized measures under IFRS. Management believes that in addition to net income and cash flow from operating activities, working capital, and operating netbacks are useful supplemental measures as they provide an indication of 3MV Energy's operating performance, leverage and liquidity. Investors should be cautioned, however, that these measures should not be construed as an alternative to both net income and cash flow from operating activities, which are determined in accordance with IFRS, as indicators of 3MV Energy's performance.
Oil and Gas Disclosure
For the purpose of calculating unit costs, natural gas volumes have been converted to a barrel of oil equivalent ("BOE") using six thousand cubic feet equal to one barrel unless otherwise stated. A BOE conversion ratio of 6:1 is based upon an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead. BOEs may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.
For further information:
Billy (William) Abbey
CFO & VP, Finance
VP, Corporate Development