Exhibit 99.1

 

TransAtlantic Petroleum Announces First Quarter 2018 Financial Results and Provides an Operations Update

 

Hamilton, Bermuda (May 9, 2018) – TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd. (TSX: TNP) (NYSE-American: TAT) (the “Company” or “TransAtlantic”) today announced the financial results for the quarter ended March 31, 2018 and provided an operations update. Additional information can be found on the Company’s website at http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com.

Summary

 

The Company continues its marketing process with Tudor Pickering Holt & Co. with the expectation that it will receive indications of interest during the second quarter of 2018.

 

Revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were $16.9 million, as compared to $15.2 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $16.4 million for the first quarter of 2017.1

 

Operating income for the first quarter of 2018 was $4.8 million, as compared to $1.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $4.5 million for the first quarter of 2017.

 

Net loss from continuing operations was $1.8 million for the first quarter of 2018, as compared to $4.0 million in the fourth quarter of 2017 and $16.0 million in the first quarter of 2017, of which $15.2 million was from the sale of Thrace Basin Natural Gas (Turkiye) Corporation (“TBNG”).

 

Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2018 was $8.3 million, as compared to $8.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2017 and $9.4 million for the first quarter of 2017.2

 

Average daily net sales volumes from continuing operations were approximately 2,885 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“BOEPD”) in the first quarter of 2018, as compared to 2,799 BOEPD in the fourth quarter of 2017 and 3,833 BOEPD in the first quarter of 2017.

 

The Company’s 2018 year-to-date daily net wellhead production is approximately 2,885 BOEPD, comprised of 2,760 barrels of oil per day (“BOPD”) and 0.7 million cubic feet of natural gas per day (“MMCFPD”).

 

Net debt as of March 31, 2018 was $8.2 million, as compared to $9.7 million as of December 31, 2017.3

 

1 

Beginning January 1, 2018, the Company adopted Accounting Standards Update No. 2014-09, Revenue from Contacts with Customers (Topic 606), requiring transportation and processing expenses previously netted from revenue classified as expenses.

2 

Adjusted EBITDAX is a non-GAAP financial measure. See the reconciliation at the end of the press release.

3 

Net debt is a non-GAAP financial measure consisting of total debt as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet minus cash and cash equivalents as reflected on the Company’s balance sheet.  For March 31, 2018 total debt was $24.5 million and cash and cash equivalents was $16.3 million.  For December 31, 2017 total debt was $28.6 million and cash and cash equivalents was $18.9 million.

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First Quarter 2018 Results of Continuing Operations

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2017

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

Net Sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil (MBBL)

 

248

 

 

 

246

 

 

 

314

 

Natural gas (MMCF)

 

67

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

184

 

Total net sales (MBOE)

 

260

 

 

 

258

 

 

 

345

 

Average net sales (BOEPD)

 

2,885

 

 

 

2,799

 

 

 

3,833

 

Realized Commodity Prices:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil ($/Bbl unhedged)

$

65.71

 

 

$

59.90

 

 

$

47.26

 

Oil ($/Bbl hedged)

$

60.32

 

 

$

59.90

 

 

$

47.26

 

Natural gas ($/MCF)

$

5.00

 

 

$

4.41

 

 

$

4.96

 

Total revenues were $16.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $15.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and $16.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017. The Company had a net loss from continuing operations of $1.8 million, or $0.04 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to a net loss from continuing operations of $4.0 million, or $0.08 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended December 31, 2017, and a net loss from continuing operations of $16.0 million, or $0.34 per share (basic and diluted), for the three months ended March 31, 2017, of which $15.2 million was from the sale of TBNG. Capital expenditures and seismic and corporate expenditures totaled $5.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, as compared to $3.2 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and $6.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2018 was $8.3 million, as compared to $8.4 million for the three months ended December 31, 2017 and $9.4 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017.

Operational Update

Southeastern Turkey.

Selmo

In January 2018, the Company spud the Selmo-81H2 well, which is the first of a six-well Selmo development program. Completion is ongoing, and the Company expects to commence production in the second quarter of 2018. The Company expects to resume drilling in the Selmo field in the third quarter of 2018.

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Bahar

The Company expects to drill one development well in the Bahar field in 2018. The Company may drill an additional Bahar development well in the fourth quarter of 2018, contingent on financing.

Molla

In March 2018, the Company spud the Yeniev-1 exploration well, targeting the Bedinan, Hazro, and Mardin formations. The Company expects to complete drilling operations on the well in the second quarter of 2018. The Company has completed 3-D on the eastern Molla Block extension. The Company expects to complete processing of this data in the second quarter of 2018. The Company expects to complete interpretation and analysis in the third quarter of 2018.

Northwestern Turkey. The Company continues to evaluate its prospects in the Thrace Basin, in light of the recent positive production test results at the Yamalik-1 exploration well, operated by Valeura Energy Inc. (“Valeura”) with their partner Statoil Banarli Turkey B.V. (“Statoil”). The Yamalik-1 exploration well is directly adjacent to the Company’s 120,000 net acres in the Thrace Basin of which it believes approximately 50,000 net acres (100% working interest, 87.5% net revenue interest) is analogous to the Valeura and Statoil acreage. The Company expects to resume production operations on its Yildurm-1 well on the Temrez license in 2018. Contingent on financing, the Company may commence a three-well drilling program on its Temrez license starting in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Bulgaria. The Company has prepared plans to side track and re-drill the Devinci R-1 well, which it plans to commence during 2018, contingent on financing.

The Company’s 2018 year-to-date daily net wellhead production has been approximately 2,885 BOEPD, comprised of 2,760 BOPD and 0.7 million MMCFPD.

2018 Annual Meeting

The Company will host its 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, June 19th at 10:00 a.m. Central time (11:00 a.m. Eastern time) in the ballroom of the Warwick Melrose Hotel, which is located at 3015 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, Texas, 75219. After the meeting, the Company will offer an audio recording of the Annual Meeting. To listen to the audio recording, please visit the Company’s website at www.transatlanticpetroleum.com, click on “Investors” and select “Annual Meeting.”

Conference Call

On January 16, 2018, the Company announced the formation of a strategic committee of the board of directors and the engagement of a financial advisor to market the Company and explore strategic alternatives to increase shareholder value. The marketing process is ongoing, and the Company expects to receive indications of interest during the second quarter of 2018. Therefore, the Company has decided not

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to hold an earnings call to discuss its results for the first quarter of 2018.

Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q

On May 9, 2018, the Company filed its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2018.


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TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss) (Unaudited)

(U.S. Dollars and shares in thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

Dec 31, 2017

 

 

March 31, 2017

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues

$

16,926

 

 

$

15,187

 

 

$

16,436

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Production

 

2,869

 

 

 

3,451

 

 

 

3,087

 

 

 

1,193

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploration, abandonment and impairment

 

40

 

 

 

685

 

 

 

106

 

Cost of purchased natural gas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

568

 

Seismic and other exploration

 

159

 

 

 

1,677

 

 

 

15

 

General and administrative

 

3,337

 

 

 

3,514

 

 

 

3,590

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

4,459

 

 

 

3,901

 

 

 

4,497

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

46

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

48

 

Total costs and expenses

 

12,103

 

 

 

13,274

 

 

 

11,911

 

Operating income (loss)

 

4,823

 

 

 

1,913

 

 

 

4,525

 

Other (expense) income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on sale of TBNG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15,226

)

Interest and other expense

 

(2,782

)

 

 

(1,857

)

 

 

(2,371

)

Interest and other income

 

254

 

 

 

435

 

 

 

293

 

Gain (loss) on commodity derivative contracts

 

(725

)

 

 

(2,151

)

 

 

988

 

Foreign exchange (loss) gain

 

(2,058

)

 

 

(806

)

 

 

(2,123

)

Total other expense

 

(5,311

)

 

 

(4,379

)

 

 

(18,439

)

Loss from continuing operations before income taxes

 

(488

)

 

 

(2,466

)

 

 

(13,914

)

Income tax expense

 

(1,287

)

 

 

(1,573

)

 

 

(2,135

)

Net loss

 

(1,775

)

 

 

(4,039

)

 

 

(16,049

)

Other comprehensive income (loss):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation adjustment

 

(2,343

)

 

 

(6,278

)

 

 

20,919

 

Comprehensive income (loss)

$

(2,343

)

 

$

(6,278

)

 

$

20,919

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.08

)

 

$

(0.34

)

Weighted average common shares outstanding

 

50,374

 

 

 

50,319

 

 

 

47,298

 

Diluted net loss per common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

(0.04

)

 

$

(0.08

)

 

$

(0.34

)

Weighted average common and common equivalent shares outstanding

 

50,374

 

 

 

50,319

 

 

 

47,298

 

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TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

Summary Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

 

For the Three Months Ended Mar 31,

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations

$

7,810

 

 

$

1,859

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities from continuing operations(1)

 

(7,014

)

 

 

11,241

 

Net cash used in financing activities from continuing operations

 

(4,125

)

 

 

(11,379

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash

 

(716

)

 

 

(369

)

Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents, and restricted cash

$

(4,045

)

 

$

1,352

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

Summary Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share data)

 

 

March 31, 2018

 

 

December 31, 2017

 

ASSETS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

16,251

 

 

$

18,926

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and natural gas sales

 

15,554

 

 

 

15,808

 

Joint interest and other

 

1,569

 

 

 

1,576

 

Related party

 

1,269

 

 

 

1,023

 

Prepaid and other current assets

 

4,957

 

 

 

3,866

 

Inventory

 

7,158

 

 

 

7,494

 

Total current assets

 

46,758

 

 

 

48,693

 

Property and equipment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and natural gas properties (successful efforts method)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proved

 

194,577

 

 

 

193,647

 

Unproved

 

19,359

 

 

 

24,445

 

Equipment and other property

 

14,223

 

 

 

14,075

 

 

 

228,159

 

 

 

232,167

 

Less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

(127,894

)

 

 

(129,183

)

Property and equipment, net

 

100,265

 

 

 

102,984

 

Other long-term assets:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other assets

 

571

 

 

 

2,247

 

Note receivable - related party

 

6,507

 

 

 

6,726

 

Total other assets

 

7,078

 

 

 

8,973

 

Total assets

$

154,101

 

 

$

160,650

 

LIABILITIES, SERIES A PREFERRED SHARES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

5,082

 

 

$

4,853

 

Accounts payable - related party

 

4,554

 

 

 

3,141

 

Accrued liabilities (1)

 

11,131

 

 

 

10,014

 

Derivative liability

 

1,633

 

 

 

2,215

 

Asset retirement obligations - Current

 

2

 

 

 

 

Loans payable

 

15,100

 

 

 

15,625

 

Total current liabilities

 

37,502

 

 

 

35,848

 

Long-term liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

4,680

 

 

 

4,727

 

Accrued liabilities

 

8,721

 

 

 

8,810

 

Deferred income taxes

 

19,161

 

 

 

19,611

 

Loans payable

 

9,400

 

 

 

13,000

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

41,962

 

 

 

46,148

 

Total liabilities

 

79,464

 

 

 

81,996

 

Commitments and contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series A preferred shares, $0.01 par value, 426,000 shares authorized; 426,000 shares issued and outstanding with a liquidation preference of $50 per share as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

 

21,300

 

 

 

21,300

 

Series A preferred shares-related party, $0.01 par value, 495,000 shares authorized; 495,000 shares issued and outstanding with a liquidation preference of $50 per share as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

 

24,750

 

 

 

24,750

 

Shareholders' equity:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common shares, $0.10 par value, 100,000,000 shares authorized; 50,383,870 shares and 50,319,156 shares issued and outstanding as of March 31, 2018 and December 31, 2017, respectively

 

5,038

 

 

 

5,032

 

Treasury stock

 

(970

)

 

 

(970

)

Additional paid-in-capital

 

575,506

 

 

 

575,411

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(127,109

)

 

 

(124,766

)

Accumulated deficit

 

(423,878

)

 

 

(422,103

)

Total shareholders' equity

 

28,587

 

 

 

32,604

 

Total liabilities, Series A preferred shares and shareholders' equity

$

154,101

 

 

$

160,650

 

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Reconciliation of Net Loss from Continuing Operations to Adjusted EBITDAX (Unaudited)

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 

For the Three Months Ended

 

 

Mar 31, 2018

 

 

Dec 31, 2017

 

 

Mar 31, 2017

 

Net loss from continuing operations

$

(1,775

)

 

$

(4,039

)

 

$

(16,049

)

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest and other, net

 

2,528

 

 

 

1,422

 

 

 

2,078

 

Current and deferred income tax expense

 

1,287

 

 

 

1,573

 

 

 

2,135

 

Exploration, abandonment, and impairment

 

40

 

 

 

685

 

 

 

106

 

Seismic and other exploration expense

 

159

 

 

 

1,677

 

 

 

15

 

Foreign exchange loss (gain)

 

2,058

 

 

 

806

 

 

 

2,123

 

Share-based compensation expense

 

101

 

 

 

136

 

 

 

136

 

(Gain) loss on commodity derivative contracts

 

725

 

 

 

2,151

 

 

 

(988

)

Cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts

 

(1,339

)

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligation

 

46

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

48

 

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

 

4,459

 

 

 

3,901

 

 

 

4,497

 

Loss on sale of TBNG

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

15,226

 

Net other items

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

30

 

Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations

$

8,289

 

 

$

8,358

 

 

$

9,357

 

 

Adjusted EBITDAX from continuing operations (“Adjusted EBITDAX”) is a non-GAAP financial measure that represents net loss from continuing operations plus interest and other, net, current and deferred income tax expense, exploration, abandonment, and impairment, seismic and other exploration expense, foreign exchange loss (gain), share based compensation expense, loss (gain) on commodity derivative contracts, cash settlements on commodity derivative contracts, accretion of asset retirement obligation, depreciation, depletion, and amortization, loss on sale of TBNG, and net other items.

The Company believes Adjusted EBITDAX assists management and investors in comparing the Company’s performance on a consistent basis without regard to depreciation, depletion, and amortization and impairment of oil and natural gas properties and exploration expenses, among other items, which can vary significantly from period to period. In addition, management uses Adjusted EBITDAX as a financial measure to evaluate the Company’s operating performance. 

Adjusted EBITDAX is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Accordingly, it should not be considered as a substitute for net income or income from continuing operations prepared in accordance with GAAP. Net income or income from continuing operations may vary materially from Adjusted EBITDAX. Investors should carefully consider the specific items included in the computation of Adjusted EBITDAX.

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About TransAtlantic

The Company is an international oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas. The Company holds interests in developed and undeveloped properties in Turkey and Bulgaria.

(NO STOCK EXCHANGE, SECURITIES COMMISSION, OR OTHER REGULATORY AUTHORITY HAS APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN.)

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains statements concerning the marketing of the Company, the Company’s drilling program, the evaluation of the Company’s prospects in the Thrace Basin in Turkey, the Molla Area of Southeast Turkey, and Bulgaria, the drilling, completion, and cost of wells, the production and sale of oil and natural gas, the holding of an earnings conference call, and the issuance of an operations update, as well as other expectations, plans, goals, objectives, assumptions, and information about future events, conditions, results of operations, and performance that may constitute forward-looking statements or information under applicable securities legislation. Such forward-looking statements or information are based on a number of assumptions, which may prove to be incorrect.

Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements or information are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements because the Company can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. Forward-looking statements or information are based on current expectations, estimates, and projections that involve a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the Company and described in the forward-looking statements or information. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, access to sufficient capital; market prices for natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; estimates of reserves and economic assumptions; the ability to produce and transport natural gas, natural gas liquids, and oil products; the results of exploration and development drilling and related activities; economic conditions in the countries and provinces in which the Company carries on business, especially economic slowdowns; actions by governmental authorities; receipt of required approvals; increases in taxes; legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to fracture stimulation activities; changes in environmental and other regulations; renegotiations of contracts; political uncertainty, including actions by insurgent groups or other conflict; outcomes of litigation; the negotiation and closing of material contracts; and other risks described in the Company’s filings with the SEC.

The forward-looking statements or information contained in this news release are made as of the date hereof and the Company undertakes no obligation to update publicly or revise any forward-looking

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statements or information, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise, unless so required by applicable securities laws.

Note on BOE

Barrels of oil equivalent, or BOE, are derived by the Company by converting natural gas to oil in the ratio of six thousand cubic feet of natural gas (“MCF”) to one stock tank barrel, or 42 U.S. gallons liquid volume (“BBL”), of oil. A BOE conversion ratio of six MCF to one 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. BOE may be misleading, particularly if used in isolation.

Contacts:

Chad D. Burkhardt

Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

(214) 265-4705

 

TransAtlantic Petroleum Ltd.

16803 Dallas Parkway

Addison, Texas 75001

http://www.transatlanticpetroleum.com

 

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