Viking Energy Group Announces Record Second Quarter 2019 Results

Revenues of $8.7 Million, Up 276% Year-Over-Year
Income from Operations of $2.3 Million

Houston, TX - (NewMediaWire) - August 13, 2019 - Viking Energy Group, Inc. (OTCQB: VKIN) (“Viking” or the “Company”), an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in the onshore Gulf Coast and Mid-Continent regions, today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019.

Key Financial Highlights for Second Quarter 2019 (all figures are approximate):     

  • Net production averaged 2,561 BOE per day, up 527% compared to Q-2 2018
  • Oil volume averaged 1,468 Bbls per day, up over 262% from Q-2 2018
  • Gas volume averaged 6,560 Mcf per day, where Q2 2018 only averaged 13 Mcf per day       
  • Revenues increased by over 276% to $8.7 million as compared to $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2018.
  • Revenue in excess of lease operating costs increased to $5.6 million (65% of total revenue) as compared to $1.3 million (55% of total revenue) for the second quarter of 2018. 
  • Income from operations improved to a profit of $2.3 million, as compared to a loss of $1.4 million in the second quarter of 2018
  • Net income of $1.3 million, as compared to a loss of $3.9 million in the second quarter of 2018
  • EPS of $0.01 from a loss of ($0.05) in the second quarter 2018
  • Cash balance of $5.0 million (the majority of the cash is within the Company’s Ichor division and subject to the terms of the credit agreement involving the Ichor entities)
  • Total book value of assets exceeds $134 million

James Doris, Viking’s President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, “Throughout 2019 we have strived to optimize production and control operating costs through responsible maintenance initiatives as well as strategic sales and acquisitions.  We believe we have established a strong foundation, and enhanced our credibility in relevant markets. While we have additional work to perform to achieve desired results, I’m very excited with the state of the company today versus one year ago.  Attaining income from operations and profitability has been our goal from the onset. We are focused on improving our balance sheet in order to provide us with the flexibility to pursue new opportunities, including with respect to existing properties and new assets.  I believe we are better positioned than ever before to increase shareholder value given our infrastructure, talented personnel and support from existing stakeholders.”

The following table summarizes the Company’s oil and gas activities by classification for the six months ended June 30, 2019:

   December 31, 2018 Adjustments Impairments June 30, 2019
          
Proved developed producing oil and gas properties        
 United States cost center $  81,936,721  $  (1,476,634) $  -  $  80,460,087 
 Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization    (604,735)    (3,353,247)    -     (3,957,982)
Proved developed producing oil and gas properties, net $  81,331,986  $  (4,829,881) $  -  $  76,502,105 
          
Undeveloped and non-producing oil and gas properties        
 United States cost center $  51,973,719  $  (87,140) $  -  $  51,886,579 
 Accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization    (1,480,813)    (1,215,154)    -     (2,695,967)
Undeveloped and non-producing oil and gas properties, net $  50,492,906  $  (1,302,294) $  -  $  49,190,612 
          
Total Oil and Gas Properties, Net $  131,824,892  $  (6,132,175) $  -  $  125,692,717 
          

Financial Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019:

Analysis of Total Revenues and corresponding Lease Operating Costs for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 
as compared to the year ended December 31, 2018 on an annual basis as well as on a quarterly basis
          
   Financial Data for the Year Ended December 31, 2018   Three Months  Six Months 
   Quarter Ended Totals  Twelve Months   Ended  Ended 
  3/31/20186/30/20189/30/201812/31/201812/31/2018 6/30/20196/30/2019
          
Total Revenue - Oil and Gas $  2,161,947 $  2,318,622 $  1,895,932 $  1,591,471 $  7,967,972  $  8,734,323 $  18,080,915 
Lease Operating Costs (LOE)    1,008,268    1,035,474    913,331    878,476    3,835,549     3,094,064    5,693,458 
          
Revenue in excess of lease operating costs $  1,153,679 $  1,283,148 $  982,601 $  712,995 $  4,132,423  $  5,640,259 $  12,387,457 
          
LOE as a % of Total Revenue  47% 45% 48% 55% 48%  35% 31%
Revenue in excess of lease operating costs as a % of Total Revenue  53% 55% 52% 45% 52%  65% 69%
          
Analysis of Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2019 
as compared to the year ended December 31, 2018 on an annual basis as well as on a quarterly basis
          
   Financial Data for the Year Ended December 31, 2018   Three Months  Six Months 
   Quarter Ended Totals  Twelve Months   Ended  Ended 
  3/31/20186/30/20189/30/201812/31/201812/31/2018 6/30/20196/30/2019
          
Total Crude Production (bbls)    33,425.61    36,985.93    30,990.66    29,487.04    130,889.24     133,589.43    277,974.29 
Avg $ / bbl $  61.47 $  65.72 $  63.61 $  56.47 $  62.05  $  62.42 $  60.69 
          
Total Gas Production (mcf)    41,615.92    1,168.81    6,665.29    7,235.17    56,685.19     596,951.75    1,119,359.60 
Avg $ / mcf $  3.17 $  7.90 $  3.50 $  3.67 $  3.37  $  2.58 $  2.82 
          
BOE - Barrel of Oil Equivalent    40,361.60    37,180.73    32,101.54    30,692.90    140,336.77     233,081.39    464,534.22 
          

The Company generated gross revenues of $8.7 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to $2.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018, reflecting an increase in excess of 276% or $6.4 million.  This substantial increase in revenue is primarily a result of the increased production from the oil and gas assets acquired at the end of 2018.

Revenue in excess of lease operating costs of $5.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019 represents a 65% margin on total revenues, as compared to $1.3 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018, which reflected a 55% margin on total revenue.  The increase in margins is attributed to the acquisition of more productive assets, enhancement initiatives, disposition of marginal properties, and an effort to control costs.

The Company, through the increased production from its latest acquisition, and controlling operational and administrative costs, generated an income from operations totaling $2.3 million for the three months ended June 30, 2019, as compared to a loss from operations of $1.4 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018.

The Company realized a net income of $1.3 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2019, compared with a net loss of $3.9 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2018.  

At June 30, 2019, Viking had approximately 91.2 million shares issued and outstanding.

Note:  The figures referenced in the summaries above are approximate and in most cases have been rounded to the nearest $100,000.  For specific amounts, please refer to Viking’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed on August 12, 2019 with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available under "Investors -- SEC Filings" at www.vikingenergygroup.com.

About Viking Energy Group, Inc.

Viking is an independent exploration and production company focused on the acquisition and development of oil and natural gas properties in North America. The company owns oil and gas leases in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Kansas.  Viking targets under-valued assets with realistic appreciation potential. 

For additional information, please visit: https://www.vikingenergygroup.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Contact Information

Investors and Media:
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Source: Viking Energy Group, Inc.



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