CALGARY, AB / ACCESSWIRE / August 22, 2022 / Cub Energy Inc. ("Cub" or the "Company") (TSXV:KUB), announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the six months ended June 30, 2022. All dollar amounts are expressed in United States Dollars unless otherwise noted.
Patrick McGrath, CEO of Cub said: "Cub finished the quarter ended June 30, 2022 with $8,743,000 cash on hand and working capital of $7,360,000. Subsequent to the quarter end, Cub successfully divested its last asset in Ukraine and is currently evaluating the alternatives for its working capital, including a possible cash dividend or investing in new opportunities."
On February 2, 2022, the Company closed the sale of its 35% interest in KUB Holdings Limited ("KUB Holdings") and received a cash payment of $2,600,000. In conjunction with closing, the Company received the final cash dividend of $2,046,000 and repaid the final loan balance to a subsidiary of KUB Holdings in the amount of $2,481,000 as part of the final debt settlement between the parties.
Achieved average natural gas price of $26.41/Mcf during the six months ended June 30, 2022 as compared to $6.50/Mcf for the comparative 2021 period. Regional pricing materially improved in Ukraine period over period although the 2022 gas price is subject to a material discount to European pricing.
Production averaged 29 boe/d for the six months ended June 30, 2022 as compared to 532 boe/d for the comparative 2021 period. Production decreased due to the sale of the Company's 35% equity investment in KUB Holdings.
Subsequent to the six months ended June 30, 2022, the Company signed a definitive Share Sale and Purchase Agreement ("SPA") for the sale of its 100% interest in 3P International Energy Ltd ("3P") and its wholly-owned Ukraine subsidiary, Tysagaz LLC("Tysagaz"), as previously announced on July 12, 2022 and July 29, 2022. Tysagaz owns the RK field in western Ukraine. The sale is for nominal consideration of $1 and the buyer assuming all of 3P's and Tysagaz' liabilities including the bank loan and all reclamation liabilities. The buyer group is two officers of the Company, Eugene Chaban, the Company's Chief Financial Officer and Sergey Panchuk, the Company's Chief Operating Officer. The sale closed on August 17, 2022.
The Company reported a net loss of $754,000 or $0.00 per share during the six months ended June 30, 2022 as compared to net income of $746,000 or $0.00 per share during the comparative 2021 six months. The Company's revenues and income were materially impacted in 2022 by the sale of KUB Holdings which was the primary contributor to the financial performance of the Company historically.
Netbacks of $56.80/boe or $9.47/Mcfe were achieved for the six months ended June 30, 2022 as compared to netback of $19.17/Boe or $3.20/Mcfe for the comparative 2021 period
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For purposes of the pro-rata netback calculation in 2021, the Company's profit from gas trading is added to the revenue of Kub-Gas to better reflect the true natural gas price achieved and field netback.
Cub's complete interim reporting package, including the unaudited consolidated financial statements and associated Management's Discussion and Analysis, have been filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and has been posted on the Company's website at www.cubenergyinc.com.
About Cub Energy Inc.
Cub Energy Inc. (TSX-V:KUB) is an energy company looking to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to build a portfolio of assets within an advantaged commodity price environment. For further information please contact us or visit our website: www.cubenergyinc.com
Chief Executive Officer
Oil and Gas Equivalents
A barrel of oil equivalent ("boe") or units of natural gas equivalents ("Mcfe") is calculated using the conversion factor of 6 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of natural gas being equivalent to one barrel of oil. A boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl (barrel) or a Mcfe conversion of 1bbl: 6 Mcf is, based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead and is not based on either energy content or current prices. While the boe ratio is useful for comparative measures, it does not accurately reflect individual product values and might be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. As well, given that the value ratio, based on the current price of crude oil to natural gas, is significantly different from the 6:1 energy equivalency ratio, using a 6:1 conversion ratio may be misleading as an indication of value. The disclosure in this press release is prepared in accordance with NI 51-101 standards.
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