Cub Energy Inc., a Ukraine-focused upstream oil and gas company, announced today its audited financial and operating results for the year ended December 31, 2020. All dollar amounts are expressed in United States Dollars unless otherwise noted. This update includes results from Kub-Gas LLC (“Kub-Gas”), which Cub has a 35% equity ownership interest, Tysagaz LLC (“Tysagaz”), Cub’s 100% owned subsidiary and CNG LLC (“CNG”), which Cub has a 50% equity ownership interest.
Patrick McGrath, Interim CEO of Cub said: “We are pleased to report the two Jenbacher power units arrived on site on the RK field in Q4 2020 and were successfully installed and tested during Q1 2021 and just awaiting final regulatory approval to start selling into the local power grid. While the commercialization has taken longer than expected, we look forward to the commencement of power production. Due to stronger gas trading margins in the fourth quarter of 2020, the Company reported net income of $165,000 during the three months ended December 31, 2020.”
- Achieved average natural gas price of $3.79/Mcf and condensate price of $41.07/bbl during the year December 31, 2020 as compared to $5.36/Mcf and $49.51/bbl for 2019. The decrease in gas price is in large part due to the impact of COVID-19. To date in 2021, the Company has seen the price of natural gas in Ukraine rebound to the $5/Mcf-$6/Mcf range.
- Production averaged 619 boe/d (97% weighted to natural gas and the remaining to condensate) for the year December 31, 2020 as compared to 784 boe/d for 2019.
- In 2020, the Company has signed a contract for the purchase of two Jenbacher gas power generation engines that should convert the natural gas produced from the RK field into power that can be sold in western Ukraine at local market rates. The two units were manufactured and delivered to the RK Field in the fourth quarter of 2020 to begin installation and commissioning. Each power generation unit will have the capacity to produce as much as 1.5 megawatts (“MW”) of power or 3 MW in total.
- The gross profit on the Company’s gas trading business increased to $1,523,000 during the year ended December 31, 2020 as compared to $825,000 in gross profit in 2019.
- The Company reported net income of $165,000 or $0.00 per share during the three months ended December 31, 2020 as compared to a net loss of $11,320,000 or $0.04 per share during 2019. The Company reported a net loss of $2,109,000 or $0.01 per share during the year December 31, 2020 as compared to a net loss of $11,060,000 or $0.04 per share during 2019. Excluding the one-time impairment and provision charges in 2019, the Company would have had net income of $262,000.
- Netbacks of $8.55/boe or $1.43/Mcfe were achieved for the year December 31, 2020 as compared to netback of $15.88/Boe or $2.65/Mcfe for 2019.
The Company has implemented certain cost-cutting initiatives during 2020, including the layoff of eleven team members, salary and director fee reductions, the signing of office leases at lower rent levels and a general decrease in the use of external consultants.
With the current cash resources, negative working capital, uncertainty surrounding the successful installation of the Jenbacher power generation units, fluctuating commodity prices, currency fluctuations, reliance on a limited number of customers, the Company may not have sufficient cash to continue the exploration and development activities. These matters raise significant doubt about the ability of the Company to continue as a going concern and meet its obligations as they become due.