BASIS OF PRESENTATION, SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND LIQUIDITY, MANAGEMENT'S PLANS AND GOING CONCERN
|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2020
|Accounting Policies [Abstract]|
|BASIS OF PRESENTATION AND SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND LIQUIDITY, MANAGEMENT'S PLANS AND GOING CONCERN||BASIS OF PRESENTATION, SUMMARY OF SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND LIQUIDITY, MANAGEMENT'S PLANS AND GOING CONCERN
Basis of Presentation
The accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared by Gulfport Energy Corporation (the “Company” or “Gulfport”) pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”), and reflect all adjustments that, in the opinion of management, are necessary for a fair presentation of the results for the interim periods reported in all material respects, on a basis consistent with the annual audited consolidated financial statements. All such adjustments are of a normal, recurring nature. Certain information, accounting policies, and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") have been omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.
The consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and the summary of significant accounting policies and notes included in the Company’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K. Results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 are not necessarily indicative of the results expected for the full year.
In March 2020, the World Health Organization classified the outbreak of COVID-19 as a pandemic and recommended containment and mitigation measures worldwide. The measures have led to worldwide shutdowns and halting of commercial and interpersonal activity, as governments around the world have imposed regulations in efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 such as shelter-in-place orders, quarantines, executive orders and similar restrictions.
Gulfport remains focused on protecting the health and well-being of its employees and the communities in which it operates while assuring the continuity of its business operations. The Company implemented preventative measures and developed corporate and field response plans to minimize unnecessary risk of exposure and prevent infection. Additionally, the Company has a crisis management team for health, safety and environmental matters and personnel issues, and has established a COVID-19 Response Team to address various impacts of the situation, as they have been developing. Gulfport has modified certain business practices (including remote working for its corporate employees and restricted employee business travel) to conform to government restrictions and best practices encouraged by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and other governmental and regulatory authorities. In May 2020, the Company began its phased transition back to the office for its corporate employees. As part of this transition, the Company put into place preventative measures to focus on social distancing and minimizing unnecessary risk of exposure. As of the date of this filing, Gulfport has transitioned approximately 60% of its corporate employees back to the corporate office. The Company will continue to monitor trends and governmental guidelines and may adjust its return to office plans accordingly to ensure the health and safety of its employees. As a result of its business continuity measures, the Company has not experienced significant disruptions in executing its business operations in 2020.
Gulfport is closely monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on all aspects of its business and the current commodity price environment and is unable to predict the impact it will have on its future financial position or operating results. In response to the current commodity price environment, the Company voluntarily shut-in a portion of its production during the second quarter of 2020 and announced tiered salary reduction for most employees, senior management team and the Board of Directors beginning in June 2020 with such measures expected to last through December 2020. Additionally, select furloughs were implemented to reduce costs and preserve liquidity.
On March 27, 2020, the U.S. government enacted the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”). The CARES Act did not have a material impact on the Company’s consolidated financial statements.
Liquidity, Management's Plans and Going Concern
As noted above, decreased demand for oil and natural gas as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying decrease in commodity prices has significantly impaired the Company's ability to access capital markets and to refinance its
existing indebtedness. Further, these conditions have made amendments or waivers to its revolving credit facility more difficult to obtain and available on terms less favorable to the Company. If depressed commodity prices persist or decline further, the borrowing base under the Company's revolving credit facility could be further reduced at its next scheduled redetermination date in November 2020. Any such reduction would constrain the Company's liquidity and may impair its ability to fund its planned capital expenditures and meet its obligations under its existing indebtedness. Further, a reduction in the Company's capital expenditures would decrease its production, revenues, operating cash flow and EBITDA, which could limit its ability to comply with the restrictive covenants in its revolving credit facility and other existing indebtedness. Finally, the Company's existing revolving credit facility matures in December 2021 and therefore will become a current liability at year end 2020 unless the Company is able to refinance the credit facility with a new credit facility or other financing. Considering the current state of the first lien market and the Company's elevated leverage profile, there is substantial risk that a refinancing will not be available to the Company on reasonable terms. A current liability under the revolving credit facility at year end 2020 may result in a qualified audit opinion which could result in a default under the terms of the current revolving credit facility. As a result of these uncertainties and other factors, management has concluded that there is substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern. Failure to meet the Company's obligations under its existing indebtedness or failure to comply with any of its covenants, if not waived, would result in an event of default under such indebtedness and result in the potential acceleration of outstanding indebtedness thereunder and, with respect to the revolving credit facility, the potential foreclosure on the collateral securing such debt, and could cause a cross-default under its other outstanding indebtedness.
In the current depressed commodity price environment and period of economic uncertainty, the Company has taken various steps over the last several months to improve its balance sheet and preserve liquidity including (1) exercising capital discipline by reducing 2020 capital spending by 50% as compared to 2019, (2) focusing on operational efficiencies to reduce operating costs as evidenced by the recent reductions in Development and Completion costs per lateral foot, (3) reducing corporate general and administrative costs significantly, (4) and repurchasing unsecured notes at a deep discount.
Although management’s actions listed above have helped to improve our liquidity and leverage profile, continued macro headwinds including the depressed state of energy capital markets and the extraordinarily low commodity price environments present significant risks to the Company's ability to fund its operations going forward. Accordingly, management has determined there is substantial doubt about its ability to continue as a going concern over the next twelve months from the issuance of these financial statements. The Company has engaged financial and legal advisors to assist with the evaluation of a range of liability management alternatives. Additionally, the Company maintains an active dialogue with its senior lenders and bondholders regarding liability management alternatives to improve its balance sheet. There can be no assurances that the Company will be able to successfully complete a liability management transaction that materially improves the Company’s leverage profile or liquidity position.
The consolidated financial statements (i) have been prepared on a going concern basis, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities and other commitments in the normal course of business and (ii) do not include any adjustments to reflect the possible future effects of the uncertainty on the recoverability or classification of recorded asset amounts or the amounts or classifications of liabilities.
Impact on Previously Reported Results
During the third quarter of 2019, the Company identified that certain activities were misclassified between cash flows from operating activities and cash flows from investing activities. These activities had been included in accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other and presented as cash flows from operating activities while they should have been presented as additions to oil and natural gas properties in cash flows from investing activities. The Company corrected the previously presented statements of cash flows for these additions and in doing so, for the six months ended June 30, 2019 contained herein, the consolidated statements of cash flows and the condensed consolidating statements of cash flows were adjusted to increase net cash flows provided by operating activities by $90.8 million with a corresponding increase in net cash flows used in investing activities. The Company has evaluated the effect of the previous presentation, both qualitatively and quantitatively, and concluded that it did not have a material impact on any previously filed annual or quarterly consolidated financial statements.
Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
On January 1, 2020, the Company adopted ASU No. 2016-13, Financial Instruments-Credit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, which replaces the incurred loss impairment methodology with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. The measurement of expected credit losses is based on relevant information about past events, including historical experience, current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts that affect the collectibility of thereported amount. The Company adopted the new standard using the prospective transition method, and it did not have a material impact on the Company's consolidated financial statements and related disclosures.
The entire disclosure for the basis of presentation and significant accounting policies concepts. Basis of presentation describes the underlying basis used to prepare the financial statements (for example, US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, Other Comprehensive Basis of Accounting, IFRS). Accounting policies describe all significant accounting policies of the reporting entity.
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