Sitio Royalties Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Operational and Financial Results, Recent Developments, and Provides Full Year 2024 Guidance

Sitio Royalties Corp. (NYSE: STR) (“Sitio”, “STR” or the “Company”) today announced operational and financial results for the quarter and year ended December 31, 2023. Unless the context clearly indicates otherwise, references to “we,” “our,” “us” or similar terms refer to Sitio and its subsidiaries.

FOURTH QUARTER 2023 OPERATIONAL AND FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4Q 2023 average daily production volume of 35,776 barrels of oil equivalent per day ("Boe/d") (47% oil); Pro forma 4Q 2023 average daily production volume of 36,623 Boe/d (49% oil)(3)
  • Declared 4Q 2023 dividend of $0.51 per share of Class A Common Stock, an increase of $0.02 per share, or approximately 4% higher compared to the 3Q 2023 dividend
  • Record high pro forma net line-of-sight (“LOS”) wells of 53.4 as of December 31, 2023, comprised of 34.4 net spuds and 19.0 net permits; Approximately 78% of pro forma net LOS wells are in the Permian Basin and 14% in the DJ Basin(4)
  • 4Q 2023 net loss of $91.7 million, compared to 3Q 2023 net income of $0.3 million; decrease primarily driven by a $144.5 million non-cash loss on sale of assets in the Appalachian and Anadarko Basins, decreased average daily production volumes of 1,124 Boe/d and a $1.06 per Boe decrease in realized hedged commodity prices
  • 4Q 2023 Adjusted EBITDA(5) of $134.9 million, down by 5.3% sequentially from 3Q 2023 Adjusted EBITDA, primarily due to decreased average daily production volumes of 3.0% and a 2.3% decrease in realized hedged prices per Boe
  • 4Q 2023 Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA(6) of $143.6 million, including contribution from the DJ Basin Acquisition(1) and 4Q23 Stock Acquisition(7) assets for the entire quarter
  • During 4Q 2023, reduced long-term debt by $131.1 million, resulting in liquidity of $588.2 million as of December 31, 2023

RECENT DEVELOPMENTS – DJ BASIN ACQUISITION HIGHLIGHTS

  • In January 2024, signed definitive agreement with an undisclosed third party to acquire 13,062 NRAs in the DJ Basin (the "DJ Basin Acquisition"), of which approximately 77% are in the Wattenberg Field in Weld County, for $150 million, subject to customary closing adjustments; Effective date of October 1, 2023 and expected to close in early 2Q 2024
  • Expected to fund acquisition with cash on hand, cash generated from operations and revolving credit facility borrowings
  • Represents a 4.0x purchase multiple of asset level cash flow for the twelve months ending September 30, 2024
  • Resulted in $0.04 per share increase to 4Q 2023 return of capital and is expected to be 6% accretive to Sitio's standalone 2024 return of capital per share
  • 4Q 2023 average daily production volume of 2,609 Boe/d (41% oil) and asset level cash flow of $8.6 million
  • Top operators by production volumes are Chevron Corporation, Civitas Resources and Occidental Petroleum Corporation
  • As of February 19, 2024, approximately 75% of rigs in the entire DJ Basin were on the DJ Basin acquisition acreage, an increase of 3x relative to rigs on Sitio's legacy DJ Basin acreage
  • Net LOS wells of 5.1 as of December 31, 2023, comprised of 3.4 net spuds and 1.7 net permits; Strong visibility of activity through 1Q 2030 because approximately 21% of NRAs have exposure to multi-year Comprehensive Area Plans ("CAP") or Oil and Gas Development Plans ("OGDP")
  • Estimated remaining inventory of 9.6 net locations, with 73% in the Wattenberg Field and approximately 26% in CAPs or OGDPs as of December 31, 2023

UPDATED RETURN OF CAPITAL FRAMEWORK

  • On February 28, 2024, Sitio’s Board of Directors authorized a $200 million share repurchase program, which has no expiration date and is expected to commence in early March 2024
  • New return of capital framework creates additional flexibility for the Company to maximize long-term value for shareholders
  • The Company is revising its return of capital framework to include both cash dividends and share repurchases effective 1Q 2024, with no impact on 4Q 2023 distributions:
    • Minimum of 65% of Discretionary Cash Flow (“DCF”): Allocated to total return of capital (minimum cash dividend and mix of additional cash dividends and/or share repurchases)
      • Minimum of 35% of DCF: Allocated to cash dividends; Represents an approximate 5% yield based on 4Q 2023 Pro Forma DCF
      • Minimum of 30% of DCF: Allocated to additional cash dividends, share repurchases or a mix of both
    • Up to 35% of DCF: Allocated to balance sheet management and opportunistic cash acquisitions; no changes from previous return of capital framework

4Q 2023 and 2H 2023 RESULTS RELATIVE TO 2H 2023 GUIDANCE

The table below shows fourth quarter 2023 and second half 2023 results relative to financial and operational guidance for the second half of 2023 that was issued on November 8, 2023.

2H 2023 Guidance Metric

 

4Q 2023
Results

 

 

2H 2023
Results

 

 

4Q 2023
Pro Forma(3)

 

 

2H 2023 Guidance
(November 8, 2023)

Average daily production (Boe/d)

 

35,776

 

 

 

36,338

 

 

 

36,623

 

 

35,000 – 37,000

Oil %

 

 

47

%

 

 

47

%

 

 

49

%

 

49% – 51%

Gathering and transportation ($/Boe)

 

$

1.58

 

 

$

1.47

 

 

$

1.52

 

 

$1.25 – $1.50

Cash G&A ($ in millions)

 

$

6.6

 

 

$

14.0

 

 

$

6.6

 

 

$27.0–$28.0(annual)

Production taxes (% of royalty revenue)

 

 

9.8

%

 

 

8.8

%

 

 

9.6

%

 

6% – 8%

Reported cash tax rate (% of pre-tax income/loss)(8)

 

NM

 

 

NM

 

 

NA

 

 

2% – 4%

Chris Conoscenti, Chief Executive Officer of Sitio commented, “In the fourth quarter, we continued to advance our strategic efforts through active portfolio management and returns-focused capital allocation. We are already off to a great start in 2024 as we entered into an agreement to acquire over 13,000 NRAs in the DJ Basin for a compelling price that is accretive for our shareholders. As we reallocate capital from the recently closed divestiture of assets in the Appalachia and Anadarko Basins into these higher returning assets, we will have transformed our current DJ Basin position into a leading position with enhanced exposure to the Greater Wattenberg Field. Additionally, I'm excited to announce that the Board of Directors has authorized a $200 million share repurchase program as part of our new return of capital framework, which provides us with another method to enhance long-term shareholder value. This repurchase program is a reflection of the confidence we have in the fundamentals of our business. We still plan to allocate at least 65% of DCF to return of capital and utilize the remainder of DCF to pay down debt and make opportunistic cash acquisitions. Under our updated return of capital framework, we intend to allocate a minimum of 35% of DCF to cash dividends and at least 30% of DCF to additional cash dividends, share repurchases or a mix of both.”

(1) Definitive agreement to acquire DJ Basin assets from an undisclosed third party signed in January 2024 and is expected to close in early 2Q 2024; $150 million purchase price and final NRAs subject to customary closing adjustments

(2) Includes production from the DJ Basin Acquisition for full year 2024 as if the transaction had closed on January 1, 2024

(3) Represents 4Q 2023 metrics plus 4Q 2023 metrics from the DJ Basin Acquisition and 4Q23 Stock Acquisition (collectively the “Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions”) as if they were owned on October 1, 2023 and excludes 4Q 2023 metrics from the Appalachian and Anadarko Basin assets that were divested on December 22, 2023; Metrics include production volumes, gathering and transportation costs, and production taxes, as appropriate

(4) Includes net wells from the DJ Basin Acquisition as of December 31, 2023

(5) For definitions of non-GAAP financial measures and reconciliations to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, please see “Non-GAAP financial measures”

(6) 4Q 2023 Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA represents 4Q 2023 Adjusted EBITDA plus Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions(2) EBITDA, which reflects as if Sitio had owned the Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions since October 1, 2023

(7) The 4Q23 Stock Acquisition is defined as the acquisition of 522 NRAs in the Permian Basin for shares of Sitio’s Class C Common Stock and a corresponding number of common units representing limited partner interests in Sitio Royalties Operating Partnership, LP, a controlled subsidiary of the Company ("OpCo" and such units, "OpCo Units") that closed on December 8, 2023

(8) Calculated as cash taxes paid of $8 thousand divided by net loss before taxes of $112.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2023. Calculated as cash taxes paid of $465 thousand divided by net loss before taxes of $112.2 million for the six months ended December 31, 2023. Shown as "NM", or "not meaningful" because the implied reported 4Q 2023 and 2H 2023 cash tax rates are negative

OPERATOR ACTIVITY

The following table summarizes Sitio's net average daily production, pro forma net average daily production, as reported net wells online, pro forma net wells online, as reported net LOS wells, pro forma net LOS wells, as reported net royalty acres by area, and pro forma net royalty acres by area as of December 31, 2023.

 

Delaware

 

 

Midland

 

 

DJ

 

 

Eagle
Ford

 

 

Williston

 

 

Appalachia

 

 

Anadarko

 

 

Total

 

Average Daily Production (Boe/d) for the three months ended December 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported

 

18,566

 

 

 

8,242

 

 

 

3,737

 

 

 

2,789

 

 

 

646

 

 

 

986

 

 

 

810

 

 

 

35,776

 

% Oil

 

48

%

 

 

59

%

 

 

30

%

 

 

53

%

 

 

62

%

 

 

3

%

 

 

28

%

 

 

47

%

Pro forma(9)

 

18,600

 

 

 

8,242

 

 

 

6,346

 

 

 

2,789

 

 

 

646

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

36,623

 

% Oil(9)

 

48

%

 

 

59

%

 

 

35

%

 

 

53

%

 

 

62

%

 

NA

 

 

NA

 

 

 

49

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Well Activity (normalized to 5,000' laterals)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net wells online as of September 30, 2023

 

127.1

 

 

 

62.2

 

 

 

37.1

 

 

 

35.7

 

 

 

9.4

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

 

9.9

 

 

 

285.2

 

As reported net wells online as of December 31, 2023

 

131.8

 

 

 

65.4

 

 

 

38.9

 

 

 

36.0

 

 

 

9.5

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

281.6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro forma net wells online as of December 31, 2023(10)

 

131.8

 

 

 

65.4

 

 

 

57.4

 

 

 

36.0

 

 

 

9.5

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

300.1

 

Pro forma net wells online increase (decrease) since September 30, 2023(10)

 

4.7

 

 

 

3.2

 

 

 

20.3

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

 

0.1

 

 

 

(3.8

)

 

 

(9.9

)

 

 

14.9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net LOS Wells as of December 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As reported net LOS wells

 

27.4

 

 

 

14.2

 

 

 

2.5

 

 

 

3.4

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

48.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro forma net spuds(4)

 

17.6

 

 

 

9.0

 

 

 

4.7

 

 

 

2.6

 

 

 

0.5

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

34.4

 

Pro forma net permits(4)

 

9.8

 

 

 

5.2

 

 

 

2.9

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

 

0.3

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

19.0

 

Pro forma net LOS wells(4)

 

27.4

 

 

 

14.2

 

 

 

7.6

 

 

 

3.4

 

 

 

0.8

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

53.4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Royalty Acres (normalized to 1/8th royalty equivalent)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 30, 2023

 

152,268

 

 

 

45,366

 

 

 

24,973

 

 

 

21,783

 

 

 

8,202

 

 

 

12,676

 

 

 

9,872

 

 

 

275,140

 

As reported December 31, 2023

 

152,664

 

 

 

45,380

 

 

 

24,973

 

 

 

21,077

 

 

 

8,203

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

252,297

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro forma December 31, 2023(11)

 

152,664

 

 

 

45,380

 

 

 

38,035

 

 

 

21,077

 

 

 

8,203

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

265,359

 

Pro forma NRA increase (decrease)
since September 30, 2023(11)

 

396

 

 

 

14

 

 

 

13,062

 

 

 

(706

)

 

 

1

 

 

 

(12,676

)

 

 

(9,872

)

 

 

(9,781

)

(9) Includes 4Q 2023 reported production volumes plus 4Q 2023 production volumes from the Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions as if they were owned on October 1, 2023 and excludes 4Q 2023 production volumes from the Appalachian and Anadarko Basin assets that were divested on December 22, 2023

(10) Wells currently online and producing, based on well designations in public data as of December 31, 2023. Pro forma for net wells from the DJ Basin Acquisition as of December 31, 2023 and excludes wells from the Appalachian and Anadarko Basin assets that were divested on December 22, 2023

(11) Includes NRAs from the DJ Basin Acquisition, subject to closing adjustments

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS

On December 8, 2023, Sitio closed on the acquisition of 522 NRAs in the Permian Basin (the "4Q23 Stock Acquisition") in exchange for shares of its Class C Common Stock and OpCo Units. The acquired assets produced an average of approximately 46 Boe/d (62% oil) and generated approximately $0.2 million of asset level cash flow for the three months ended December 31, 2023 as if they were owned on October 1, 2023. The 4Q23 Stock Acquisition has an effective date of October 1, 2023 and 4Q 2023 cash flow attributable to the NRAs acquired is included in Sitio's 4Q 2023 Pro Forma DCF.

On December 22, 2023, Sitio closed on the divestiture of all of its mineral and royalty interests in the Anadarko Basin in Oklahoma and the Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia to an undisclosed third party for $114.0 million (the “Appalachian and Anadarko Basins Divestiture”).

In January of 2024, Sitio signed a definitive agreement to acquire 13,062 NRAs primarily in the core of the DJ Basin for $150.0 million, subject to customary closing adjustments. The transaction enhances the Company's DJ Basin footprint, adding high-quality acreage in the Greater Wattenberg Field at a compelling price with visible growth through the first half of 2025 from spuds, permits and acreage in several multi-year CAPs and OGDPs with leading operators such as Chevron Corporation, Occidental Petroleum, and Civitas Resources. Monthly net production on the DJ Basin Acquisition acreage has grown by 89% from December 2022 through December 2023, versus a 7% decline on the divested assets over the same time period. As of December 31, 2023, the DJ Basin Acquisition assets had approximately 18.4 net wells online and 5.1 net LOS wells, comprised of 3.4 net spuds and 1.7 net permits. The transaction is expected to close in early 2Q 2024 with an effective date of October 1, 2023; therefore, DJ Basin Acquisition 4Q 2023 asset level cash flow is included in Sitio's 4Q 2023 Pro Forma DCF. Sitio plans to fund the DJ Basin Acquisition with cash on hand, cash generated from operations and revolving credit facility borrowings.

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Sitio's fourth quarter 2023 average unhedged realized prices including all expected quality, transportation and demand adjustments were $77.91 per barrel of oil, $1.40 per Mcf of natural gas and $18.72 per barrel of natural gas liquids, for a total equivalent price of $43.65 per barrel of oil equivalent. During the fourth quarter of 2023, the Company received $5.9 million in net cash settlements for commodity derivative contracts and as a result, average hedged realized prices were $80.68 per barrel of oil, $1.66 per Mcf of natural gas and $18.72 per barrel of natural gas liquids, for a total equivalent price of $45.43 per barrel of oil equivalent. This represents a $1.06 per barrel of oil equivalent, or a 2.3% decrease relative to hedged realized prices for the three months ended September 30, 2023.

Consolidated net loss for the fourth quarter of 2023 was $91.7 million, compared to consolidated net income of $0.3 million in the third quarter of 2023. This decrease was driven primarily by a $144.5 million non-cash loss on sale from the divestiture of assets in the Appalachian and Anadarko Basins, and lower revenues from decreased average daily production volumes of 1,124 Boe/d, or 3.0% and a $1.06 per Boe decrease in realized hedged commodity prices, offset partially by a non-cash unrealized gain in derivatives of $12.2 million. For the three months ended December 31, 2023, Adjusted EBITDA was $134.9 million, down 5.3% sequentially from third quarter 2023 Adjusted EBITDA, primarily due to decreased average production volumes of 3.0% and a 2.3% decrease in realized hedged prices per Boe.

As of December 31, 2023, the Company had $877.0 million principal value of total debt outstanding (comprised of $277.0 million of borrowings outstanding under Sitio's revolving credit facility and $600.0 million aggregate principal amount of senior unsecured notes) and liquidity of $588.2 million, including $15.2 million of cash and $573.0 million of remaining availability under its $850.0 million credit facility.

Sitio had approximately $0.4 million of realized gains during 4Q 2023 from its interest rate swap, which had a $202.5 million notional amount during the quarter and expired on December 31, 2023. Sitio did not add to or extinguish any of its commodity swaps or collars during the fourth quarter of 2023. A summary of the Company's existing commodity derivative contracts as of December 31, 2023 is included in the table below.

 

 

Oil (NYMEX WTI)

 

 

 

2024

 

 

1H25

 

Swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bbl per day

 

 

3,300

 

 

 

1,100

 

Average price ($/Bbl)

 

$

82.66

 

 

$

74.65

 

Collars

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bbl per day

 

 

 

 

 

2,000

 

Average call ($/Bbl)

 

 

 

 

$

93.20

 

Average put ($/Bbl)

 

 

 

 

$

60.00

 

 

 

Gas (NYMEX Henry Hub)

 

 

 

2024

 

 

1H25

 

Swaps

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMBtu per day

 

 

500

 

 

 

 

Average price ($/MMBtu)

 

$

3.41

 

 

 

 

Collars

 

 

 

 

 

 

MMBtu per day

 

 

11,400

 

 

 

11,600

 

Average call ($/MMBtu)

 

$

7.24

 

 

$

10.34

 

Average put ($/MMBtu)

 

$

4.00

 

 

$

3.31

 

2023 YEAR END PROVED RESERVES

Estimated 2023 year end proved reserves of 85,293 MBOE attributable to Sitio's interests in its underlying acreage are based on a reserve report prepared by the independent petroleum engineering firm of Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc. in accordance with Standards Pertaining to the Estimating and Auditing of Oil and Gas Reserves Information promulgated by the Society of Petroleum Evaluation Engineers and definitions and guidelines established by the SEC. Of these reserves, approximately 82% were classified as proved developed reserves and 18% were classified as proved undeveloped (“PUD”) reserves. PUD reserves for Sitio included in these estimates relate solely to wells that were spud but not yet producing as of December 31, 2023. The largest driver of year-over-year changes to reserves was extensions of 9,257 MBbls of oil, 26,710 MMcf of natural gas, and 3,723 MBbls of NGLs. Acquisitions increased 2023 year end reserves by 5,803 Mboe; however, the Appalachian and Anadarko Basins Divestiture decreased 2023 year end reserves by 5,340 Mboe, resulting in an overall net increase in 2023 year end reserves from acquisitions and divestitures of 463 Mboe. The following table sets forth information regarding the Company’s net ownership interest in estimated quantities of proved developed and undeveloped oil and natural gas quantities and the changes therein for each of the periods presented.

 

 

Oil
(MBbls)

 

 

Natural Gas
(MMcf)

 

 

Natural Gas Liquids
(MBbls)

 

 

Total
(MBOE)

 

Balance as of December 31, 2022

 

 

35,057

 

 

 

159,442

 

 

 

18,359

 

 

 

79,989

 

Revisions

 

 

(994

)

 

 

(289

)

 

 

1,394

 

 

 

352

 

Extensions

 

 

9,257

 

 

 

26,710

 

 

 

3,723

 

 

 

17,431

 

Acquisition of reserves

 

 

2,682

 

 

 

9,572

 

 

 

1,525

 

 

 

5,803

 

Divestiture of reserves

 

 

(826

)

 

 

(22,029

)

 

 

(843

)

 

 

(5,340

)

Production

 

 

(6,344

)

 

 

(23,136

)

 

 

(2,742

)

 

 

(12,942

)

Balance as of December 31, 2023

 

 

38,832

 

 

 

150,270

 

 

 

21,416

 

 

 

85,293

 

Proved developed and undeveloped reserves:

 

Oil
(MBbls)

 

 

Natural Gas
(MMcf)

 

 

Natural Gas Liquids
(MBbls)

 

 

Total
(MBOE)

 

Developed as of December 31, 2022

 

 

27,407

 

 

 

133,489

 

 

 

15,169

 

 

 

64,824

 

Undeveloped as of December 31, 2022

 

 

7,650

 

 

 

25,953

 

 

 

3,190

 

 

 

15,165

 

Balance at December 31, 2022

 

 

35,057

 

 

 

159,442

 

 

 

18,359

 

 

 

79,989

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Developed as of December 31, 2023

 

 

30,537

 

 

 

127,170

 

 

 

18,167

 

 

 

69,899

 

Undeveloped as of December 31, 2023

 

 

8,295

 

 

 

23,100

 

 

 

3,249

 

 

 

15,394

 

Balance at December 31, 2023

 

 

38,832

 

 

 

150,270

 

 

 

21,416

 

 

 

85,293

 

2024 FULL YEAR FINANCIAL AND OPERATIONAL GUIDANCE

The table below includes Sitio's guidance for full year 2024 and includes impacts from the DJ Basin Acquisition as if the transaction had closed on January 1, 2024. The 36,500 Boe/d midpoint of the pro forma average daily production range is in-line with pro forma average daily production of 36,623 Boe/d for 4Q 2023 and reflects the Company's current expectations for operator activity on its acreage. Full year 2024 Cash G&A guidance is inclusive of a 25%+ increase in headcount since the end of 2022 and technology development and enhancement projects that are expected to further streamline the Company's large-scale minerals acquisitions and management.

Full Year 2024 Guidance

 

Low

 

 

High

 

Pro Forma Average Daily Production(2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pro forma average daily production (Boe/d)(2)

 

 

35,000

 

 

 

38,000

 

Pro forma average daily production (% oil)(2)

 

 

49

%

 

 

51

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses and Taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash G&A ($ in millions)

 

$

31.5

 

 

$

33.5

 

Production taxes (% of royalty revenue)

 

 

7.5

%

 

 

9.5

%

Cash taxes ($ in millions)(12)

 

$

30.0

 

$

37.0

(2) Includes production from the DJ Basin Acquisition for full year 2024 as if the transaction had closed on January 1, 2024

(12) Cash tax guidance range is based on expectations at current strip pricing

RETURN OF CAPITAL

The Company's Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.51 per share of Class A Common Stock with respect to the fourth quarter of 2023. The dividend is payable on March 28, 2024 to the stockholders of record at the close of business on March 15, 2024. Based on a 65% payout ratio of fourth quarter 2023 DCF and not including the pro forma impacts from the Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions, Sitio's quarterly dividend would have been approximately $0.47 per Class A common share; however, the Company's Board of Directors approved a fourth quarter 2023 dividend of $0.51 per Class A common share, which equates to a 65% payout ratio including pro forma DCF for the full three months ended December 31, 2023.

On February 28, 2024, the Company's Board of Directors also authorized a share repurchase program up to $200 million, and updated its return of capital framework to include share repurchases. The Company has revised its return of capital framework to allow more flexibility to maximize shareholder returns based on market conditions, business outlook, and stock price. The Company plans to continue to allocate a minimum of 65% of DCF to return of capital, comprised of a minimum of 35% of DCF in cash dividends and at least 30% of DCF comprised of additional cash dividends, share repurchases, or a mix of both.

Repurchases may be made from time to time through various methods, including but not limited to open market transactions, privately negotiated transactions, and by other means in accordance with applicable state and federal securities laws, certain of which may be made pursuant to trading plans meeting the requirements of Rule 10b5-1 and 10b-18 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. The timing of repurchases under the repurchase program, as well as the number and value of shares repurchased under the program, will be determined by the Company at its discretion and will depend on a variety of factors, including the market price of the Company's Common Stock, oil and gas commodity prices, general market and economic conditions, available liquidity, compliance with the Company's debt and other agreements, applicable legal requirements and other considerations. The exact number of shares to be repurchased by the Company is not guaranteed, and the program may be modified, suspended, or discontinued at any time without prior notice. The Company is not obligated to purchase any dollar amount or number of shares under the repurchase program.

FOURTH QUARTER 2023 EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

Sitio will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, February 29, 2024 to discuss its fourth quarter and full year 2023 operating and financial results. Participants can access the call by dialing 1-833-470-1428 in the United States, or 1-404-975-4839 in other locations, with access code 911248 or by webcast at https://events.q4inc.com/attendee/149886582. Participants may also pre-register for the event via the following link: https://www.netroadshow.com/events/login?show=8838c4a3&confId=59569. The conference call, live webcast, and replay can also be accessed through the Investor Relations section of Sitio’s website at www.sitio.com.

UPCOMING INVESTOR CONFERENCES

Members of Sitio's management team will be attending Piper Sandler's 24th Annual Energy Conference from March 18 - 20, 2024 and KeyBanc Capital Markets' Minerals Spotlight virtual event on March 26, 2024. Presentation materials associated with these events will be accessible through the Investor Relations section of Sitio's website at www.sitio.com.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

 

Production Data

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

Year Ended
December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Production Data:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crude oil (MBbls)

 

 

1,558

 

 

 

892

 

 

 

6,344

 

 

 

2,861

 

Natural gas (MMcf)

 

 

5,923

 

 

 

3,049

 

 

 

23,136

 

 

 

9,531

 

NGLs (MBbls)

 

 

746

 

 

 

341

 

 

 

2,742

 

 

 

1,100

 

Total (MBoe)(6:1)

 

 

3,291

 

 

 

1,741

 

 

 

12,942

 

 

 

5,550

 

Average daily production (Boe/d)(6:1)

 

 

35,776

 

 

 

18,925

 

 

 

35,457

 

 

 

15,204

 

Average Realized Prices:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crude oil (per Bbl)

 

$

77.91

 

 

$

81.84

 

 

$

75.80

 

 

$

93.05

 

Natural gas (per Mcf)

 

$

1.40

 

 

$

4.33

 

 

$

1.77

 

 

$

5.50

 

NGLs (per Bbl)

 

$

18.72

 

 

$

26.44

 

 

$

19.21

 

 

$

33.51

 

Combined (per Boe)

 

$

43.65

 

 

$

54.68

 

 

$

44.39

 

 

$

64.05

 

Average Realized Prices After Effects of Derivative Settlements:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crude oil (per Bbl)

 

$

80.68

 

 

$

87.21

 

 

$

78.62

 

 

$

95.65

 

Natural gas (per Mcf)

 

$

1.66

 

 

$

4.35

 

 

$

2.06

 

 

$

5.46

 

NGLs (per Bbl)

 

$

18.72

 

 

$

26.44

 

 

$

19.21

 

 

$

33.51

 

Combined (per Boe)

 

$

45.43

 

 

$

57.48

 

 

$

46.30

 

 

$

65.33

 

Selected Expense Metrics

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

 

9.8

%

 

 

7.9

%

Depreciation, depletion and amortization ($/Boe)

 

$

20.85

 

 

$

21.37

 

General and administrative ($/Boe)

 

$

3.60

 

 

$

10.44

 

Cash G&A ($/Boe)

 

$

1.99

 

 

$

2.27

 

Interest expense, net ($/Boe)

 

$

6.59

 

 

$

10.00

 

Consolidated Balance Sheets

(In thousands except par and share amounts)

 

 

December 31,

 

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

15,195

 

 

$

18,818

 

Accrued revenue and accounts receivable

 

 

107,347

 

 

 

142,010

 

Prepaid assets

 

 

12,362

 

 

 

12,489

 

Derivative asset

 

 

19,080

 

 

 

18,874

 

Total current assets

 

 

153,984

 

 

 

192,191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and natural gas properties, successful efforts method:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unproved properties

 

 

2,698,991

 

 

 

3,244,436

 

Proved properties

 

 

2,377,196

 

 

 

1,926,214

 

Other property and equipment

 

 

3,711

 

 

 

3,421

 

Accumulated depreciation, depletion, amortization, and impairment

 

 

(498,531

)

 

 

(223,214

)

Total property and equipment, net

 

 

4,581,367

 

 

 

4,950,857

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term derivative asset

 

 

3,440

 

 

 

13,379

 

Deferred financing costs

 

 

11,205

 

 

 

7,082

 

Operating lease right-of-use asset

 

 

5,970

 

 

 

5,679

 

Other long-term assets

 

 

2,835

 

 

 

1,714

 

Total long-term assets

 

 

23,450

 

 

 

27,854

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

$

4,758,801

 

 

$

5,170,902

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

$

30,050

 

 

$

21,899

 

Warrant liability

 

 

 

 

 

2,950

 

Operating lease liability

 

 

1,725

 

 

 

1,563

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

31,775

 

 

 

26,412

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

865,338

 

 

 

938,896

 

Deferred tax liability

 

 

259,870

 

 

 

313,607

 

Non-current operating lease liability

 

 

5,394

 

 

 

5,303

 

Other long-term liabilities

 

 

1,150

 

 

 

89

 

Total long-term liabilities

 

 

1,131,752

 

 

 

1,257,895

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

 

1,163,527

 

 

 

1,284,307

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commitments and contingencies (see Note 16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 240,000,000 shares authorized; 82,451,397 and 80,804,956 shares issued and 82,451,397 and 80,171,951 outstanding at December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

 

8

 

 

 

8

 

Class C Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share; 120,000,000 shares authorized; 74,965,217 and 74,347,005 shares issued and 74,939,080 and 74,347,005 outstanding at December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

 

8

 

 

 

7

 

Additional paid-in capital

 

 

1,796,147

 

 

 

1,750,640

 

Accumulated deficit

 

 

(187,738

)

 

 

(9,203

)

Class A Treasury Shares, 0 and 633,005 shares at December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

 

 

 

 

(19,085

)

Class C Treasury Shares, 26,137 and 0 shares at December 31, 2023 and December 31, 2022, respectively

 

 

(677

)

 

 

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

 

1,987,526

 

 

 

2,164,228

 

Total equity

 

 

3,595,274

 

 

 

3,886,595

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

$

4,758,801

 

 

$

5,170,902

 

Consolidated Statements of Operations

(In thousands, except per share amounts)

 

 

Years Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids revenues

 

$

574,542

 

 

$

355,430

 

 

$

118,548

 

Lease bonus and other income

 

 

18,814

 

 

 

14,182

 

 

 

2,040

 

Total revenues

 

 

593,356

 

 

 

369,612

 

 

 

120,588

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Management fees to affiliates

 

 

 

 

 

3,241

 

 

 

7,480

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

291,320

 

 

 

104,511

 

 

 

40,906

 

General and administrative

 

 

49,620

 

 

 

42,299

 

 

 

12,998

 

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

 

46,939

 

 

 

25,572

 

 

 

6,934

 

Impairment of oil and gas properties

 

 

25,617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred offering costs write off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,396

 

Loss on sale of oil and gas properties

 

 

144,471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total operating expenses

 

 

557,967

 

 

 

175,623

 

 

 

70,714

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income from operations

 

 

35,389

 

 

 

193,989

 

 

 

49,874

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

(93,413

)

 

 

(35,499

)

 

 

(1,893

)

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

2,950

 

 

 

3,662

 

 

 

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

(21,566

)

 

 

(11,487

)

 

 

 

Commodity derivatives gains

 

 

15,199

 

 

 

39,037

 

 

 

 

Interest rate derivatives gains

 

 

462

 

 

 

110

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) before taxes

 

 

(60,979

)

 

 

189,812

 

 

 

47,981

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax benefit (expense)

 

 

14,284

 

 

 

(5,681

)

 

 

(486

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

 

(46,695

)

 

 

184,131

 

 

 

47,495

 

Net income attributable to Predecessor

 

 

 

 

 

(78,104

)

 

 

(47,495

)

Net income attributable to temporary equity

 

 

 

 

 

(90,377

)

 

 

 

Net (income) loss attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

 

31,159

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) attributable to Class A stockholders

 

$

(15,536

)

 

$

15,701

 

 

$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss) per Class A common share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

$

(0.20

)

 

$

1.10

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

$

(0.20

)

 

$

1.10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average Class A common shares outstanding

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic

 

 

81,269

 

 

 

13,723

 

 

 

 

Diluted

 

 

81,269

 

 

 

13,723

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(In thousands)

 

 

Years Ended December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

 

2021

 

Cash flows from operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(46,695

)

 

$

184,131

 

 

$

47,495

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

291,320

 

 

 

104,511

 

 

 

40,906

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs and long-term debt discount

 

 

5,534

 

 

 

6,546

 

 

 

440

 

Share-based compensation

 

 

18,867

 

 

 

9,250

 

 

 

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

(2,950

)

 

 

(3,662

)

 

 

 

Loss on extinguishment of debt

 

 

21,566

 

 

 

11,487

 

 

 

 

Impairment of oil and gas properties

 

 

25,617

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commodity derivative gains

 

 

(15,199

)

 

 

(39,037

)

 

 

 

Net cash received for commodity derivative settlements

 

 

24,613

 

 

 

7,104

 

 

 

 

Interest rate derivative gains

 

 

(462

)

 

 

(110

)

 

 

 

Net cash received (paid) for interest rate derivative settlements

 

 

781

 

 

 

(209

)

 

 

 

Loss on sale of oil and gas properties

 

 

144,471

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(42,946

)

 

 

1,631

 

 

 

 

Deferred offering cost write off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,396

 

Change in operating assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrued revenue and accounts receivable

 

 

33,564

 

 

 

(25,313

)

 

 

(27,697

)

Prepaid assets

 

 

19,550

 

 

 

(616

)

 

 

(97

)

Other long-term assets

 

 

2,089

 

 

 

(3,652

)

 

 

 

Accounts payable and accrued expenses

 

 

8,810

 

 

 

(88,558

)

 

 

1,673

 

Due to affiliates

 

 

 

 

 

(380

)

 

 

325

 

Operating lease liabilities and other long-term liabilities

 

 

(1,030

)

 

 

1,837

 

 

 

488

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

487,500

 

 

 

164,960

 

 

 

65,929

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of Falcon, net of cash

 

 

 

 

 

4,484

 

 

 

 

Acquisition of Brigham, net of cash

 

 

 

 

 

11,054

 

 

 

 

Predecessor cash not contributed in the Falcon Merger

 

 

 

 

 

(15,228

)

 

 

 

Purchases of oil and gas properties, net of post-close adjustments

 

 

(170,545

)

 

 

(557,569

)

 

 

(38,470

)

Proceeds from sale of oil and gas properties

 

 

113,298

 

 

 

 

 

 

(137

)

Other, net

 

 

(2,479

)

 

 

(840

)

 

 

(136

)

Net cash used in investing activities

 

 

(59,726

)

 

 

(558,099

)

 

 

(38,743

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings on credit facilities

 

 

644,500

 

 

 

348,895

 

 

 

147,000

 

Repayments on credit facilities

 

 

(877,500

)

 

 

(209,000

)

 

 

(46,500

)

Issuance of 2026 Senior Notes

 

 

 

 

 

444,500

 

 

 

 

Repayments on 2026 Senior Notes

 

 

(438,750

)

 

 

(11,250

)

 

 

 

Issuance of 2028 Senior Notes

 

 

600,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings on Bridge Loan Facility

 

 

 

 

 

425,000

 

 

 

 

Repayments on Bridge Loan Facility

 

 

 

 

 

(425,000

)

 

 

 

Debt issuance costs

 

 

(22,060

)

 

 

(24,889

)

 

 

(1,588

)

Debt extinguishment costs

 

 

(12,176

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions paid to Temporary Equity

 

 

 

 

 

(115,375

)

 

 

 

Distributions to noncontrolling interest

 

 

(158,968

)

 

 

(13,318

)

 

 

(60,882

)

Dividends paid to Class A stockholders

 

 

(161,951

)

 

 

(18,165

)

 

 

 

Dividend equivalent rights paid

 

 

(1,048

)

 

 

(579

)

 

 

 

Issuance of equity in consolidated subsidiary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,467

 

Capital contributions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,000

 

Distributions to partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(67,500

)

Cash paid for taxes related to net settlement of share-based compensation awards

 

 

(3,444

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred initial public offering costs

 

 

 

 

 

(61

)

 

 

(2,335

)

Other

 

 

 

 

 

(1,180

)

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

 

 

(431,397

)

 

 

399,578

 

 

 

(22,338

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

(3,623

)

 

 

6,439

 

 

 

4,848

 

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

 

 

18,818

 

 

 

12,379

 

 

 

7,531

 

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

 

$

15,195

 

 

$

18,818

 

 

$

12,379

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of non-cash transactions:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase (decrease) in current liabilities for additions to property and equipment:

 

$

(12

)

 

$

(379

)

 

 

446

 

Oil and gas properties acquired through issuance of Class C Common Stock and common units in consolidated subsidiary:

 

 

70,740

 

 

 

3,348,216

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas properties acquired through issuance of equity in consolidated subsidiary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

572,166

 

Oil and gas properties acquired through deemed distribution in connection with common control transaction:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

37,459

 

Temporary equity cumulative adjustment to redemption value:

 

 

 

 

 

706,940

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash paid for income taxes:

 

$

9,276

 

 

$

1,866

 

 

$

25

 

Cash paid for interest expense:

 

 

77,310

 

 

 

29,030

 

 

 

1,268

 

Non-GAAP financial measures

Adjusted EBITDA, Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA, Discretionary Cash Flow, Pro Forma Discretionary Cash Flow and Cash G&A are non-GAAP supplemental financial measures used by our management and by external users of our financial statements such as investors, research analysts and others to assess the financial performance of our assets and their ability to sustain dividends over the long term without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis. Sitio believes that these non-GAAP financial measures provide useful information to Sitio's management and external users because they allow for a comparison of operating performance on a consistent basis across periods.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) plus (a) interest expense, (b) provisions for income taxes, (c) depreciation, depletion and amortization, (d) non-cash share-based compensation expense, (e) impairment of oil and gas properties, (f) gains or losses on unsettled derivative instruments, (g) change in fair value of warrant liability, (h) management fee to affiliates, (i) loss on extinguishment of debt (j) merger-related transaction costs, (k) write off of financing costs, and (l) loss on sale of oil and gas properties.

We define Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA as Adjusted EBITDA plus (a) Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions EBITDA from October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 that is not included in Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and (b) Brigham Minerals EBITDA October 1 to December 28, 2022.

We define Brigham Minerals EBITDA October 1 to December 28, 2022 as the EBITDA from October 1, 2022 through December 28, 2022 of the assets acquired from Brigham Minerals on December 29, 2022.

We define Discretionary Cash Flow for time periods prior to 2024 as Adjusted EBITDA, less cash and accrued interest expense and cash taxes.

We define Discretionary Cash Flow in 2024 as Adjusted EBITDA, less cash and accrued interest and estimated cash taxes.

We define Pro Forma Discretionary Cash Flow as Discretionary Cash Flow plus (a) Oct’23 Effective Date Acquisitions Discretionary Cash Flow from October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023 that is not included in Discretionary Cash Flow for the three months ended December 31, 2023 and (b) Brigham Minerals Discretionary Cash Flow October 1 to December 28, 2022.

We define Brigham Minerals Discretionary Cash Flow October 1 to December 28, 2022 as the DCF from October 1, 2022 through December 28, 2022 of the assets acquired from Brigham Minerals on December 29, 2022.

We define Cash G&A as general and administrative expense less (a) non-cash share-based compensation expense, (b) merger-related transaction costs and (c) rental income.

We define Loss on sale of oil and natural gas properties as the non-cash losses incurred from the Appalachian and Anadarko Basins Divestiture in December 2023.

These non-GAAP financial measures do not represent and should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of our financial performance. Non-GAAP financial measures have important limitations as analytical tools because they exclude some but not all items that affect the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. Our computations of Adjusted EBITDA, Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA, Discretionary Cash Flow, Pro Forma Discretionary Cash Flow and Cash G&A may differ from computations of similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the periods indicated (in thousands).

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

(91,716

)

 

$

4,585

 

Interest expense, net

 

 

21,678

 

 

 

17,403

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(21,168

)

 

 

475

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

 

68,602

 

 

 

37,209

 

Impairment of oil and natural gas properties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on sale of oil and natural gas properties

 

 

144,471

 

 

 

 

EBITDA

 

$

121,867

 

 

$

59,672

 

Non-cash share-based compensation expense

 

 

4,393

 

 

 

4,303

 

Losses (gains) on unsettled derivative instruments

 

 

(12,194

)

 

 

19,017

 

Change in fair value of warrant liability

 

 

 

 

 

180

 

Loss on debt extinguishment

 

 

20,096

 

 

 

 

Merger-related transaction costs

 

 

745

 

 

 

9,922

 

Write off of financing costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

134,907

 

 

$

93,094

 

Brigham Minerals EBITDA October 1 to December 28, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

76,367

 

Oct'23 Effective Date Acquisitions EBITDA

 

 

8,705

 

 

 

 

Pro Forma Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

143,612

 

 

$

169,461

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of Discretionary Cash Flow and Pro Forma Discretionary Cash Flow to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the periods indicated (in thousands).

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

Cash flow from operations

 

$

132,682

 

 

$

(6,115

)

Interest expense, net

 

 

21,678

 

 

 

17,403

 

Income tax (benefit) expense

 

 

(21,168

)

 

 

475

 

Deferred tax benefit (expense)

 

 

27,839

 

 

 

1,014

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

 

(25,610

)

 

 

71,522

 

Amortization of deferred financing costs and long-term debt discount

 

 

(1,259

)

 

 

(1,127

)

Merger-related transaction costs

 

 

745

 

 

 

9,922

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$

134,907

 

 

$

93,094

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and accrued interest expense

 

 

19,628

 

 

 

15,641

 

Cash taxes

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

Discretionary Cash Flow

 

$

115,271

 

 

$

77,453

 

Brigham Minerals Discretionary Cash Flow October 1 to December 28, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

66,799

 

Oct'23 Effective Date Acquisitions Discretionary Cash Flow

 

 

8,705

 

 

 

 

Pro Forma Discretionary Cash Flow

 

$

123,976

 

 

$

144,252

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of Cash G&A to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the periods indicated (in thousands).

 

 

Three Months Ended
December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

2022

 

General and administrative expense

 

$

11,834

 

 

$

18,182

 

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash share-based compensation expense

 

 

4,393

 

 

 

4,303

 

Merger-related transaction costs

 

 

745

 

 

 

9,922

 

Rental income

 

 

135

 

 

 

 

Cash G&A

 

$

6,561

 

 

$

3,957

 

About Sitio Royalties Corp.

Sitio is a shareholder returns-driven company focused on large-scale consolidation of high-quality oil & gas mineral and royalty interests across premium basins, with a diversified set of top-tier operators. With a clear objective of generating cash flow from operations that can be returned to stockholders and reinvested, Sitio has accumulated over 250,000 NRAs through the consummation of over 190 acquisitions and portfolio management to date. More information about Sitio is available at www.sitio.com.

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