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Topaz Energy Corp. Announces Third Quarter 2021 Financial Results Which Deliver 21% Per Share FCF Growth, Declares 14% Higher Fourth Quarter Dividend of $0.24 Per Share and Provides 2022 Guidance

CALGARY, AB, Nov. 4, 2021 /CNW/ - Topaz Energy Corp. (TSX:TPZ) ("Topaz" or the "Company") is pleased to provide third quarter 2021 financial results and new guidance estimates.  Selected financial and operational information is outlined below and should be read in conjunction with Topaz's unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial statements for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2021 and related management's discussion and analysis ("MD&A") which are available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and on Topaz's website at www.topazenergy.ca.

Third Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Third quarter 2021 FCF(1) of $49.8 million or $0.39 per share, was 21% higher than the prior quarter, driven by royalty production growth, increased benchmark commodity prices (16% natural gas (AECO) and 7% oil (NYMEX WTI)) and a 23% increase in infrastructure processing revenue and other income.
  • Record third quarter average royalty production(3) of 15,119 boe/d grew 23% from the prior quarter. Approximately 70% of the quarterly production increase is attributed to royalty acquisitions which closed subsequent to the second quarter.
  • Record royalty production revenue of $40.6 million, 48% higher than the prior quarter.  Topaz's third quarter royalty production was 86% weighted to natural gas, the price of which has significantly increased in 2021 as Canadian natural gas storage deficiencies have created a tightened market.  The average AECO (5A) benchmark for the third quarter was C$3.60 per mcf, up 60% from the prior year.      
  • 11% increase to Topaz's previous 2021 EBITDA(1) guidance estimate (increased from $176.0 million to $195.0 million), attributed to recent acquisition activity and an increased commodity price outlook.  Topaz's Board has also approved its 2022 guidance estimates which provide for approximately $270.0 million of EBITDA(1) (38% growth over 2021) and $130.0 million of Excess FCF(1) which Topaz will allocate toward acquisition growth opportunities and further sustainable dividend increases.
  • During the third quarter and subsequent period, Topaz has completed $628.0 million of royalty and infrastructure acquisitions which were funded through an equity financing which closed October 26, 2021 as well as availability under Topaz's credit facility, which Topaz recently expanded to $400.0 million.  In aggregate, Topaz acquired:
    • Newly created gross overriding royalty interests on shale gas, crude oil, and condensate production on approximately 831,000 gross acres of developed and undeveloped lands in the NEBC Montney play area, which established Topaz as the largest Montney royalty holder in Canada;
    • A non-operated 10% working interest in the Tourmaline's Oil Corp. ("Tourmaline") Gundy facility complex which  is Tourmaline's newest natural gas plant; is situated in close proximity to both TC Energy's North Montney Mainline and Enbridge's T-North expansion; will be capable of 400 MMcf/d of natural gas processing capacity; and has an operating life in excess of 40 years well supported by underlying Montney reserves ("Gundy Infrastructure Acquisition"). Topaz has negotiated a ten-year fixed take-or-pay commitment, from Tourmaline, during which Topaz will earn a fixed fee of $0.70 per Mcf for 100% of its 40 MMcf/d working interest capacity which will generate $10.2 million of annual fixed infrastructure EBITDA(1) as Topaz will not be responsible for operating costs during the ten-year term.  Topaz is only exposed to its working interest share of maintenance capital costs which are expected to be low given the facility was recently built. 
    • Complementary oil-weighted gross overriding royalties on approximately 496,000 gross acres of developed and undeveloped acreage across the greater Clearwater, Provost, Lloydminster and West Central areas in Alberta which are supported by aggregate contractual capital development commitments of $70.0 million.
    • A newly created gross overriding royalty on Whitecap Resources Inc.'s ("Whitecap") 65.3% working interest in the Weyburn, Saskatchewan conventional oil unit which is under carbon dioxide (CO2) enhanced recovery.
  • Second dividend increase (to $0.24 per share declared for the fourth quarter of 2021) which represents 20% year over year growth during Topaz's first year as a public company.  During the same time period, Topaz's dividend payout ratio(1) has compressed from 78% in the third quarter of 2020 to 53% in 2021 as a result of significant high-margin revenue growth which provides enhanced financial flexibility.

Royalty Activity Update

  • During the third quarter, the working interest operators on Topaz's royalty acreage continued their active drilling operations; 139 gross wells were spud (87 gross wells on acreage operated by Tourmaline and 52 gross wells on acreage operated by other Topaz counterparties) and 111 gross wells were brought on production.(2) This represents 2.0 times higher capital activity relative to the prior quarter, when 70 gross wells were spud on Topaz's royalty acreage (42 gross wells on acreage operated by Tourmaline and 28 gross wells on acreage operated by other Topaz counterparties). The drilling activity was focused in the Clearwater, Charlie Lake, Deep Basin, West Central and NEBC Montney play areas within the WCSB.
  • Approximately 90% of Topaz's third quarter royalty production was derived from royalty acreage operated by Tourmaline which continues to decrease (100% during the first quarter of 2020, Topaz's first full quarter of operations) as Topaz continues to diversify its asset portfolio with liquids production and other high quality counterparties.
  • Based on planned operator drilling actvity, Topaz expects to have 20 to 24 drilling rigs active on its royalty acreage during the fourth quarter of 2021.

Infrastructure Activity Update

  • During the third quarter, Topaz generated $16.6 million processing revenue and other income attributed to its infrastructure portfolio, 23% higher than the prior quarter ($13.5 million).  The increase was driven by a 26% increase in Topaz's natural gas processing capacity ownership via its Gundy Infrastructure Acquisition which closed July 1, 2021, and a 29% increase in Topaz's other income, attributed to increased third party activity at non-Topaz owned facilities.  During the third quarter, average daily utilization of Topaz's net natural gas processing capacity was 97% (78% of which was contracted under fixed take-or-pay). 

Acquisition Growth Strategy Execution

  • To date during the Company's first two years of operation, Topaz has completed $1.1 billion in cumulative royalty and infrastructure acquisitions which Topaz estimates will contribute $160.3 million to Topaz's 2022 EBITDA,(1)(4) representing a 15% EV/EBITDA yield.(1)(4)  The acquisitions have been funded through a combination of cash, debt and equity. 
  • Topaz has completed two equity offerings since its IPO in October 2020 which have provided cumulative gross proceeds of $381.6 million. Combined with a secondary offering completed in September 2021, Topaz has achieved its strategic objective of expanding its free-trading share float and provided new and existing shareholders with enhanced trading liquidity.  Tourmaline currently holds 37% ownership of Topaz.

2021-2022 Guidance and Capital Allocation Strategy

  • Topaz's 2021 – 2022 outlook is supported by a significant amount of operator capital committed to the development of Topaz's undeveloped royalty acreage in addition to the Company's stable infrastructure revenue portfolio.  Topaz's estimates exclude any future acquisitions or deployment of capital pursuant to its growth strategy.

 

$mm except boe/d

2021 Increased
Guidance Estimates
(4)(6)

2022 Guidance

Estimates (4)(6)

Annual average royalty production (boe/d)(3)

13,800 – 14,000

16,100 – 16,300

Royalty production natural gas weighting(3)

87%

78%

Processing revenue and other income

58.5

61.5

EBITDA(1)

194.0 – 196.0

269.0 – 271.0

Dividend(5)

108.7

133.6

Exit net debt(1)

232.0 – 234.0

94.0 – 96.0

Capital expenditures (excluding acquisitions)

1.0 – 2.0

1.0 – 2.0

Commodity price assumptions



    AECO 5A (CAD$/mcf)

$3.79

$4.00

    NYMEX WTI (US$/bbl)

$67.51

$75.00

    US$/CAD$ foreign exchange

0.79

0.79

  • Topaz's 2022 EBITDA guidance of $270.0 million represents 38% growth over 2021, 23% on a per share basis, and includes 17% royalty production growth and 5% higher infrastructure revenue.  Topaz estimates its year end 2021 net debt will be approximately $230.0 million (1.2x net debt / cash flow) which is expected to reduce to less than $100.0 million (0.4x net debt / cash flow) at year end 2022 before any further acquisition activity.
  • Topaz's 2022 guidance provides for $130.0 million of Excess FCF which Topaz estimates could provide 5-10% additional EBITDA growth.  Topaz continues to identify and evaluate a meaningful number of M&A opportunities and plans to allocate capital toward accretive growth acquisitions and sustainable dividend increases. 

ESG Integration

  • Topaz recently published its inaugural Sustainability Report which discusses how Topaz integrates ESG throughout its investment strategy in order to generate solid risk-adjusted financial returns, and verifies Topaz as a high quality, low-emissions royalty and infrastructure energy investment.  Topaz's most recently completed royalty acquisition in Whitecap's conventional oil unit which is estimated to sequester 2 million tonnes of CO2 annually, further demonstrates this strategy.  Topaz believes it can provide its shareholders with access to the best attributes of the energy sector, providing lower risk, high margin commodity exposure underpinned by positive environmental impacts.

Dividend

  • The Company paid dividends of $27.0 million ($0.21 per share) in the third quarter of 2021 representing a payout ratio(2) of 53%.  Topaz's Board has approved a 14% increase to its quarterly dividend and declared its 2021 fourth quarter dividend of $0.24 per share which is expected to be paid on December 31, 2021 to shareholders of record on December 15, 2021.  This quarterly cash dividend is designated as an "eligible dividend" for Canadian income tax purposes.
  • Topaz's 2022 dividend of $133.6 million is well supported by its estimated 2022 infrastructure FCF(2) of $56.0 million as 78% of Topaz's natural gas processing capacity is fixed under long term contract and its variable processing capacity continues to realize over 95% utilization.  Combined with the stable infrastructure revenue, Topaz's dividend is covered at very low commodity prices of C$1.50/mcf AECO and US$45 WTI. 

(1)

Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures."

(2)

Includes wells drilled during the current and previous periods on Topaz royalty acreage.

(3)

Refer to "Supplemental Information Regarding Product Types."

(4)

Refer to "Forward Looking Statements" and "Financial Outlook."

(5)

Estimated based on 139.2 million shares outstanding.  The Company's dividend payments remain subject to Board approval.

(6)

Topaz's estimated royalty production is based on estimated commodity mix; drilling location and corresponding royalty rate; and capital development activity on Topaz's royalty acreage by the working interest owners, all of which are outside of Topaz's control.

 

Selected Financial Information

 For the periods ended
($000s) except per share

Sept. 30, 2021
 Nine months

Sept. 30, 2021
Three months

Jun. 30, 2021
Three months

Mar. 31, 2021
Three months

Dec. 31, 2020
Three months

Sept. 30, 2020
Three months

   Royalty production revenue

92,185

40,558

27,448

24,179

17,611

14,826

   Processing revenue

33,814

12,781

10,562

10,471

10,305

9,188

   Other income(4)

9,864

3,804

2,943

3,117

2,783

2,384

Total

135,863

57,143

40,953

37,767

30,699

26,398

Cash expenses:







   Operating

(3,299)

(1,238)

(1,089)

(972)

(1,643)

(691)

   Marketing

(848)

(355)

(256)

(237)

(176)

(201)

   General and administrative

(3,770)

(1,478)

(1,026)

(1,266)

(673)

(1,030)

   Realized loss on financial instruments

(3,986)

(2,258)

(1,147)

(581)

(744)

(506)

   Interest expense

(1,353)

(973)

(220)

(160)

(484)

(76)

Cash flow (1)

122,607

50,841

37,215

34,551

26,979

23,894

Per basic share(2)

$1.03

$0.39

$0.32

$0.31

$0.25

$0.26

Cash from operating activities

108,456

41,990

36,903

29,563

32,887

12,571

  Per basic share(2)

$0.91

$0.33

$0.32

$0.26

$0.31

$0.13

Net income (loss)

11,288

5,014

918

5,356

8,382

(2,935)

     Per basic and diluted share(2)

$0.09

$0.04

$0.01

$0.05

$0.08

($0.03)

EBITDA(1)

123,669

51,795

37,308

34,566

27,126

23,922

     EBITDA margin(1)

91%

91%

91%

92%

88%

91%

FCF(1)

121,017

49,795

37,232

33,990

26,507

23,381

     Per basic share(2)

$1.01

$0.39

$0.32

$0.30

$0.25

$0.25

Dividends paid

75,317

27,048

25,748

22,521

22,489

18,642

     Per share(2)

$0.61

$0.21

$0.20

$0.20

$0.20

$0.20

     Payout ratio(1)

61%

53%

69%

65%

83%

78%

Capital expenditures

1,590

1,046

(17)

561

472

513

Acquisitions(6)

726,487

409,961

160,492

156,034

17,963

153,500

Weighted average shares – basic(3)

119,427

128,749

116,842

112,512

106,839

93,126

Average Royalty Production







   Natural gas (mcf/d)(5)

69,513

77,941

65,725

64,729

57,621

55,400

   Light and medium crude oil (bbl/d)(5)

389

538

340

285

192

195

   Heavy crude oil (bbl/d)(5)

351

693

303

50

   Natural gas liquids (bbl/d)(5)

729

897

668

620

540

542

Total (boe/d)

13,055

15,119

12,265

11,743

10,335

9,970

Realized Commodity Prices







   Natural gas ($/mcf)(5)

$3.29

$3.58

$3.11

$3.13

$2.65

$2.26

   Light and medium crude oil ($/bbl)(5)

$75.43

$80.07

$76.94

$64.66

$48.90

$48.66

   Heavy crude oil ($/bbl)(5)

$65.36

$67.76

$61.61

$54.34

   Natural gas liquids ($/bbl)(5)

$77.59

$80.31

$78.91

$72.11

$54.09

$49.27

Total ($/boe)

$25.86

$29.16

$24.59

$22.88

$18.52

$16.16

Benchmark Pricing







Natural Gas







   AECO 5A (CAD$/mcf)

$3.31

$3.60

$3.11

$3.17

$2.65

$2.25

Crude oil







   NYMEX WTI (USD$/bbl)

$64.83

$70.52

$66.10

$58.14

$42.70

$40.92

   Edmonton Par (CAD$/bbl)

$76.07

$83.80

$76.39

$68.98

$49.21

$49.06

   WCS differential (USD$/bbl)

$12.46

$13.52

$11.51

$12.42

$9.10

$9.05

Natural gas liquids







   Edmonton Condensate (CAD$/bbl)

$79.84

$86.47

$79.67

$74.98

$55.95

$51.71

CAD$/USD$

$0.7992

$0.7935

$0.8142

$0.7899

$0.7678

$0.7507


Selected statement of financial position results
($000s) except share amounts

At Sept. 30
2021

At Jun. 30
2021

At Mar. 31
2021

At Dec. 31
2020

At Sept. 30
2020

Total assets


1,455,509

1,305,741

997,715

1,008,546

794,787

Working capital


51,053

266,272

94,221

237,675

21,844

Adjusted working capital(1)


54,446

270,611

94,607

238,268

23,917

Net debt (cash)(1)


219,476

(167,540)

(94,607)

(238,268)

(17,082)

Common shares outstanding(3)


128,803

128,736

112,607

112,449

93,208

(1)

Refer to "Non-GAAP Financial Measures".






(2)

Calculated using basic or diluted weighted average shares outstanding.




(3)

Shown in thousand shares outstanding.







(4)

Other income of $9.9 million for YTD 2021 includes interest income of $0.3 million (Q3 2021 - $0.02 million, Q2 2021 - $0.13, Q1 2021 - $0.14 million, Q4 2020 - $0.3 million, Q3 2020 - $0.05 million).

(5)

Refer to "Supplemental Information Regarding Product Types."





(6)

Excluding non-cash ARO.






Additional information

Additional information about Topaz, including the financial statements and management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2020 as well as the Company's 2020 Annual Information Form are available electronically under the Company's profile on SEDAR, www.sedar.com, and on Topaz's website, www.topazenergy.ca.

Q3 2021 CONFERENCE CALL

Topaz will host a conference call tomorrow, Friday, November 5, 2021 starting at 9:00 a.m. MST (11:00 a.m. EST). To participate in the conference call, please dial 1-888-664-6392 (North American toll free) a few minutes prior to the call. Conference ID is 49622828.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

Topaz is a unique royalty and energy infrastructure company focused on generating free cash flow growth and paying reliable and sustainable dividends to its shareholders, through its strategic relationship with one of Canada's largest natural gas producers, Tourmaline, an investment grade senior Canadian E&P company, and leveraging industry relationships to execute complementary acquisitions from other high-quality energy companies, while maintaining its commitment to environmental, social and governance best practices. For further information, please visit the Company's website www.topazenergy.ca.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements and forward-looking information (collectively, "forward-looking statements") that relate to the Company's current expectations and views of future events. These forward-looking statements relate to future events or the Company's future performance. Any statements that express, or involve discussions as to, expectations, beliefs, plans, objectives, assumptions or future events or performance (often, but not always, through the use of words or phrases such as "will likely result", "are expected to", "expects", "will continue", "is anticipated", "anticipates", "believes", "estimated", "intends", "plans", "forecast", "projection", "strategy", "objective" and "outlook") are not historical facts and may be forward-looking statements and may involve estimates, assumptions and uncertainties which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These statements speak only as of the date of this news release. In particular and without limitation, this news release contains forward-looking statements pertaining to the following: Topaz's future growth outlook and strategic plans; the anticipated capital expenditure plans; environment, social and governance initiatives; expected production increases and capital commitments on the royalty lands; estimated levels of 2021 and 2022 dividend payments, EBITDA, FCF, Excess FCF, payout ratio and year-end net debt; the number of drilling rigs to be active on Topaz's royalty acreage during the fourth quarter of 2021; the future declaration and payment of dividends and the timing and amount thereof; the forecasts described under the heading "2021-2022 Guidance and Capital Allocation Strategy" above, including annual average royalty production, processing revenue and other income, EBITDA, FCF, Excess FCF, annual dividends, exit net debt, and capital expenditures (excluding acquisitions) for 2021 and 2022; other expected benefits from acquisitions including enhancing Topaz's future growth outlook and plans to allocate capital toward accretive growth acquisitions and sustainable dividend increases; and the Company's business as described under the heading "About the Company" above.

Forward–looking statements are based on a number of assumptions including those highlighted in this news release and is subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's control, which could cause actual results and events to differ materially from those that are disclosed in or implied by such forward–looking statements.

Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the  failure  to complete acquisitions on the terms or on the timing announced  or at all and the failure to realize some or all of the anticipated benefits of acquisitions including estimated royalty production, royalty production revenue and free cash flow per share growth, and the factors discussed in the Company's recently filed Management's Discussion and Analysis (See "Forward-Looking Statements" therein), Annual Information Form (See "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" therein) and other reports on file with applicable securities regulatory authorities and may be accessed through the SEDAR website (www.sedar.com) or Topaz's website (www.topazenergy.ca).

Statements relating to "reserves" are also deemed to be forward looking statements, as they involve the implied assessment, based on certain estimates and assumptions, that the reserves described exist in the quantities predicted or estimated and that the reserves can be profitably produced in the future.

Without limitation of the foregoing, future dividend payments, if any, and the level thereof is uncertain, as the Company's dividend policy and the funds available for the payment of dividends from time to time is dependent upon, among other things, free cash flow, financial requirements  for the Company's operations and the execution of its growth strategy, fluctuations in working capital and the timing and amount of capital expenditures, debt service requirements and other factors  beyond the Company's control. Further, the ability of Topaz to pay dividends will be subject to applicable laws (including the satisfaction of the solvency test contained in applicable corporate legislation) and contractual restrictions contained in the instruments governing its indebtedness, including its credit facility.

Topaz does not undertake any obligation to update such forward–looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as expressly required by applicable law.

FINANCIAL OUTLOOK

Also included in this news release are estimates of the Company's EBITDA range and revenue for the years ending December 31, 2021 and 2022 and range of year-end exit net debt for 2021 and 2022, which are based on, among other things, the various assumptions as to production levels and capital expenditures and other assumptions disclosed in this news release including under the heading "2021-2022 Guidance and Capital Allocation Strategy" above and are based on the following key assumptions: Topaz's estimated capital expenditures (excluding acquisitions) of $1.0 to $2.0 million in 2021 and 2022; the working interest owners' anticipated 2021 capital plans attributable to Topaz's royalty lands; estimated average annual royalty production range of 13,800 to 14,000 boe/d in 2021 and 16,100 to 16,300 boe/d in 2022; 2021 and 2022 average infrastructure ownership capacity utilization of 95%; 2021 and 2022 third party income of $10.0 million per year; December 31, 2021 exit net debt range between $232.0 and $234.0 million and December 31, 2022 exit net debt range between $94.0 and $96.0 million, 2021 average commodity prices of: C$3.79/mcf (AECO 5A natural gas), US$67.51/bbl (NYMEX WTI), US$12.35/bbl (WCS oil differential), US$3.71/bbl (MSW oil differential) and US$/CAD$ foreign exchange 0.79, and 2022 average commodity prices of: $4.00/mcf (AECO 5A natural gas), US$75.00/bbl (NYMEX WTI), US$12.45/bbl (WCS oil differential), US$3.70/bbl (MSW oil differential) and US$/CAD$ foreign exchange 0.79.  To the extent such estimates constitute financial outlooks, they were approved by management and the board of directors of Topaz on November 4, 2021 and are included to provide readers with an understanding of the estimated EBITDA and net debt for the year ending December 31, 2021 and 2022 based on the assumptions described herein and readers are cautioned that the information may not be appropriate for other purposes.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In addition to using financial measures prescribed by International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS" or "GAAP"), references are made in this news release to "FCF (free cash flow)", which is a measure that does not have any standardized meaning as prescribed by IFRS. Management uses this term for its own performance measures and to provide shareholders and potential investors with a measurement of the Company's efficiency and its ability to generate the cash necessary to fund dividends and a portion of its future growth expenditures or to repay debt. Accordingly, investors are cautioned that this non-GAAP financial measure may not be comparable to similarly defined measures presented by other entities and should not be considered in isolation nor as an alternative to net income (loss) from continuing operations or other financial information determined in accordance with GAAP as an indication of the Company's performance. References to "FCF (free cash flow)" are to the amount of cash estimated to be available for dividends to shareholders in accordance with the Company's dividend policy and is defined as cash flow less capital expenditures, where "cash flow" is defined as cash from (used in) operations before changes in non-cash working capital.

This news release also makes reference to the terms "cash flow," "cash flow per basic share," "FCF (free cash flow)," FCF per basic share," "Excess FCF," "EBITDA", "EBITDA margin", "EV/EBITDA Yield," "payout ratio", "working capital", "adjusted working capital" and "net debt" or "net debt (cash)", which are not recognized measures under GAAP, and do not have standardized meanings prescribed by GAAP. Accordingly, the Company's use of these terms may not be comparable to similarly defined measures presented by other companies. Management uses the terms "cash flow," "cash flow per basic share," "FCF (free cash flow)," "FCF per basic share," "EV/EBITDA Yield," "Excess FCF," "EBITDA," "EBITDA margin," "payout ratio", "working capital," "adjusted working capital" and "net debt" or "net debt (cash)" for its own performance measures and to provide shareholders and potential investors with a measurement of the Company's efficiency and its ability to generate the cash necessary to fund dividends and a portion of its future growth expenditures or to repay debt.  Accordingly, investors are cautioned that the non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered in isolation nor as an alternative to net income (loss) from continuing operations or other financial information determined in accordance with GAAP as an indication of the Company's performance. 

For these purposes, "cash flow" is defined as cash from (used in) operations before changes in non-cash working capital and "cash flow per basic share" is calculated using the weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period.  "FCF (free cash flow)" is defined as cash flow less capital expenditures (excluding acquisitions) and "FCF per basic share" is calculated using the weighted average basic shares outstanding for the period.  "Excess FCF" is free cash flow less dividends.  "EBITDA" is net income or loss from continuing operations, excluding extraordinary items, plus interest expense, income taxes and the capital portion of any finance lease received, and adjusted for non-cash items including depletion and depreciation and share-based compensation and gains or losses on dispositions.  "EBITDA margin" is defined as EBITDA divided by total revenue and other income (expressed as a percentage of total revenue and other income).  "EV/EBITDA Yield" is the assets' cumulative estimated EBITDA divided by the aggregate purchase consideration.  "Payout ratio" is dividends paid expressed as a percentage of cash flow.  "Working capital" is current assets less current liabilities.  "Adjusted working capital" is current assets less current liabilities, adjusted for financial instruments and "net debt" or "net debt (cash)" is total debt outstanding less adjusted working capital.

BOE EQUIVALENCY

Per barrel of oil equivalent amounts have been calculated using a conversion rate of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas to one barrel of oil equivalent (6:1).  Barrel of oil equivalents (boe) may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.  A boe conversion ratio of 6 mcf:1 bbl is based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead.  In addition, as the value ratio between natural gas and crude oil based on the current prices of natural gas and crude oil is significantly different from the energy equivalency of 6:1, utilizing a conversion on a 6:1 basis may be misleading as an indication of value.

OIL AND GAS METRICS

This news release contains certain oil and gas metrics which do not have standardized meanings or standard methods of calculation and therefore such measures may not be comparable to similar measures used by other companies and should not be used to make comparisons. Such metrics have been included in this document to provide readers with additional measures to evaluate the Company's performance; however, such measures are not reliable indicators of the Company's future performance and future performance may not compare to the Company's performance in previous periods and therefore such metrics should not be unduly relied upon.

GENERAL

See also "Forward-Looking Statements", and "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" in the most recently filed Management's Discussion and Analysis. 

SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REGARDING PRODUCT TYPES

This news release includes references to guidance estimates for 2021 average daily production. The following table is intended to provide supplemental information about the product type composition for each of the production figures that are provided in this news release:

For the periods ended

Three months
Sept. 30, 2021

Three months
Jun. 30, 2021

Three months
Sept. 30, 2020

Average daily production




   Light and Medium crude oil (bbl/d)

538

340

198

   Heavy crude oil (bbl/d)

693

303

   Conventional Natural Gas (mcf/d)

44,422

41,535

33,927

   Shale Gas (mcf/d)

33,519

24,190

21,474

   Natural Gas Liquids (bbl/d)(1)

897

668

542

Total (boe/d)

15,119

12,265

9,970

 

For the periods ended

Nine months
Sept. 30, 2021

Nine months
Sept. 30, 2020

Average daily production



   Light and Medium crude oil (bbl/d)

389

214

   Heavy crude oil (bbl/d)

351

   Conventional Natural Gas (mcf/d)

42,608

35,276

   Shale Gas (mcf/d)

26,905

20,764

   Natural Gas Liquids (bbl/d)

729

525

Total (boe/d)

13,055

10,079

 


 

 

For the year

Topaz Nov. 4, 2021 Royalty
Production Estimate(1)(2)
2021e

Topaz Nov. 4, 2021 Royalty
Production Estimate(1)(2)
2022e

Average daily production



   Light and Medium crude oil (bbl/d)

590

1,150

   Heavy crude oil (bbl/d)

487

1,279

   Conventional natural gas (Mcf/d)

44,312

36,818

   Shale Gas (Mcf/d)

28,246

39,198

   Natural Gas Liquids (bbl/d)

730

1,135

Total (boe/d)

13,900

16,200

Natural gas weighting

87%

78%

(1)

Estimated using the midpoint of the estimated 2021 and 2022 average annual royalty production range.

(2)

Topaz's estimated royalty production is based on estimated commodity mix; drilling location and corresponding royalty rate; and capital development activity on Topaz's royalty acreage by the working interest owners, all of which are outside of Topaz's control.

 

SOURCE Topaz Energy Corp.