Arrow Exploration Announces First Quarter 2020 Financial and Operating Results and Provides Updates

Source Company Press Release
Company Arrow Exploration Corp.
Tags Corporate: Guidance, Overview/Strategy, Country: Canada, Colombia, Financial - Costs & Metrics: Capital Expenditures
Date July 13, 2020

ARROW Exploration Corp. (“Arrow” or the “Company”) (TSXV: AXL) is pleased to announce the filing of its unaudited Financial Statements and MD&A for the quarter-ended March 31st, 2020, which are available on SEDAR (


(in United States dollars, except as otherwise noted)  Three months ended March 31, 2020  Three months ended March 31, 2019 
Total natural gas and crude oil revenues, net of royalties     3,848,480      6,008,640   
Funds flow from (used in) operations (1)     (30,325    980,952   
Per share – basic ($) and diluted ($)     (0.00    0.02   
Net income (loss)     (26,058,265    (1,704,180 
Per share – basic ($) and diluted ($)     (0.38    (0.02 
Adjusted EBITDA (1)     344,520      1,387,235   
Weighted average shares outstanding – basic and diluted     68,674,602      68,674,602   
Common shares end of period     68,674,602      68,674,602   
Capital expenditures     473,351      3,401,365   
Cash and cash equivalents     117,794      1,434,648   
Current Assets     6,953,756      10,553,677   
Current liabilities     9,665,512      18,353,525   
Working capital (deficit) (1)     (2,711,756    (7,799,848 
Long-term portion of restricted cash (2)    421,186      3,245,624   
Total assets    43,775,967      77,066,582   
Natural gas and crude oil production, before royalties     
Natural gas (Mcf/d)    501      696   
Natural gas liquids (bbl/d)         
Crude oil (bbl/d)    1,070      1,588   
Total (boe/d)    1,159      1,710   
Operating netbacks ($/boe) (1)     
Natural gas ($/Mcf)  0.05    0.10   
Crude oil ($/bbl)  17.28    18.43   
Total ($/boe)  19.00    17.29   

(1)Non-IFRS measures – see “Non-IFRS Measures” section within the MD&A
(2)Long term restricted cash not included in working capital

Marshall Abbott, CEO of Arrow commented, “The first quarter of 2020 marked the return of significant challenges for the international oil & gas industry, following the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Arrow faces many of these same challenges, including lower crude oil prices as a result of reduced global oil demand.”

Mr. Abbott continued, “On our LLA-23 block, production rates over the past several months have been negatively impacted by lower oil prices, in addition to well-specific issues. As a result of these and other factors, following the second quarter ended June 30th, 2020, we made the difficult decision to temporarily shut-in production on the LLA-23 block. We believe this decision will preserve the Company’s limited capital resources, and will allow us to resume production if oil prices return to levels that make it profitable to produce oil at LLA-23. Production from the Tapir Block has also been shut-in, and management is evaluating the steps necessary to re-start production from that asset. Production at Ombu (Arrow holds 10%) remains shut-in pending the recovery of oil prices.”

Mr. Abbott concluded, “The Company once again wishes to extend its gratitude to all of our stakeholders for their continued support of Arrow during these challenging times for our industry. Arrow’s management and Board, including myself, remain committed to creating value from the Company’s significant asset base.”

Strategic Alternatives Process

On November 28th, 2019, Arrow announced it had initiated a strategic alternatives process to be overseen by a Special Committee of the Board of Directors. Subsequently, the Company engaged Stifel Nicolaus Canada Inc. as financial advisor to explore a comprehensive range of strategic and transaction alternatives, including a sale, merger or other business combination; a disposition of all or certain assets of the Company; recapitalization and refinancing opportunities; sourcing new financing and equity capital; and other alternatives to improve the Company’s financial position and maximize value.

Management renewed the strategic alternatives process with its financial advisor in April 2020 and remains committed to the strategic alternatives process, and intends to provide updates as determined to be appropriate by the Board of Directors. There can be no guarantees as to whether the strategic alternatives process will result in a transaction or the terms or timing of any resulting transaction. Currently, while various parties have accessed data made available by the Company, there have been no material events, offers or proposals that would merit disclosure at this time.

Private Placement

Further to the Company’s press release of June 12th, 2020, the proposed non-brokered private placement of 13,000,000 common shares of the Company at an issue price of $0.025 per share has been conditionally approved by the TSX Venture Exchange, subject to participants who receive financial assistance from the Company to participate in the private placement agreeing that any shares issued will be escrowed and released to the subscriber only upon disinterested shareholder approval. If shareholder approval is not received within 12 months the share issuance will be cancelled and any subscription proceeds returned to the subscriber.

Option Grant

Further to the Company’s press releases dated May 23rd, 2020 and June 12th, 2020, the Company confirms that the Board of Directors has approved the issuance of 5,627,460 stock options to officers, directors and a consultant of the Company.  Other than 375,000 stock options which will vest on the one year anniversary of their issuance, the remaining options will vest over three years in equal installments of 1/3rd per year.  The stock options will be issued pursuant to the Company’s stock option plan. In accordance with the TSX Venture Exchange policy, the stock options have been repriced to be issued with a strike price of $0.05.  Issuance of the stock options is conditional on receiving necessary regulatory approvals from the TSX Venture Exchange.

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