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Yangarra Announces First Quarter 2014 Financial and Operating Results

May 19, 2014



ENP Newswire - 19 May 2014

Release date- 15052014 - Yangarra Resources Ltd. (TSXV: YGR) announces its financial and operating results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.

First Quarter Highlights

Production was 2,796 boe/d (53% oil and NGL's), a 55% increase from the same period in 2013.

Oil and gas sales including royalty income were $16.0 million with funds flow from operations of $10.5 million ($0.07 per share - basic). This was a 132% and 119% increase from the same period in 2013, respectively.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depletion & depreciation, amortization and changes in commodity contracts ('EBITDA') was $10.7 million, compared with $5.2 million in the same period of 2013.

Operating costs, including $1.32 per boe of transportation costs, were $7.82 per boe, a reduction of 13% from the same period in 2013.

Operating netback of $45.23 per boe, a 32% increase from the $34.34 per boe reported in the first quarter of 2013.

G&A costs of $1.30 per boe, which is a 49% decrease from the first quarter of 2013.

Royalties were 6% of oil and gas revenue.

Total capital expenditures were $22.0 million.

As at March 31, 2014, the Company had current bank debt, subordinated debt and working capital deficit, excluding fair value of commodity contracts and non-cash flow-through share premium obligations, of $55.8 million compared to $44.6 million at December 31, 2013.

The annualized first quarter debt to cash flow ratio was 1.3: 1.

Credit Facility Update

Yangarra has entered into an amended and restated credit facility agreement with Alberta Treasury Branches ('ATB') which increased its total available credit facilities to $90 million from the previous $65 million. The ATB facilities now consist of a $70 million senior line and a $20 million subordinated debt line. Currently, the senior line is drawn down in the amount of $50 million and the subordinated line is undrawn.

Subsequent to the first quarter the Company announced a bought deal financing of $25 million which is expected to close on or about May 15, 2014.

Guidance Update

With the recently announced equity financing and credit facility increase, the Company is increasing its 2014 capital budget to $75 million with 28 gross (22.7 net) horizontal wells planned for the year plus a Duvernay strata-graphic vertical test well.

The revised budget is expected to result in annual production of 3,500 boe/d which would be a 59% increase from 2013. Funds flow from operations are expected to be $50 million which is a 95% increase from 2013. The Company expects year-end 2014 total net debt of $45 million resulting in an estimated debt to annual cash flow ratio of 0.9 to 1.0. The budget assumes an average price of US$95.00/bbl for WTI crude oil (CDN$85.00/bbl Edmonton par) and an average price of $3.50/GJ for AECO natural gas.

Operations Update

The Company has successfully drilled or participated in 8 gross (6.2 net) wells during the first quarter of 2014. The Company experienced 11 days of shut-in production (approximately 1,200 boe/d for the 11 days) due to the TransCanada pipeline rupture near Rocky Mountain House and an additional 150 boe/d average for the quarter due to Keyera curtailments at other facilities. The Company drilled through break-up and expects to drill a total of 8 gross (5.1 net) wells in the second quarter.

Annual General Meeting of Shareholders

The Company's Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Tuesday May 27, 2014 in the Tillyard Management Conference Centre, Main Floor, 715 5th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB.

Disclosure Items

The Company's financial statements, notes to the financial statements and management's discussion and analysis have been filed on SEDAR (www.sedar.com) and are available on the Company's website (www.yangarra.ca).

Contact:

James Evaskevich

President & CEO

Yangarra Resources Ltd.

Tel: 403-262-9558

Forward looking information

Certain information regarding Yangarra set forth in this news release, including management's assessment of future plans, operations and operational results may constitute forward-looking statements under applicable securities law and necessarily involve risks associated with oil and gas exploration, production, marketing and transportation such as loss of market, volatility of prices, currency fluctuations, imprecision of reserves estimates, environmental risks, competition from other producers and ability to access sufficient capital from internal and external sources. As a consequence, actual results may differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking statements.


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Source: ENP Newswire


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