Cub Energy Announces First Quarter of 2020 Results

HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / May 21, 2020 / Cub Energy Inc. (“Cub” or the “Company“) (TSX-V:KUB), a Ukraine-focused upstream oil and gas company, announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the interim three months ended March 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.

Mikhail Afendikov, Chairman and CEO of Cub said: “In April 2020, we made a capital commitment to purchase two Jenbacher power generation units in order to better utilize the Company’s RK field in western Ukraine to generate potential cashflow for the Company.”

Operational Highlights

  • Achieved average natural gas price of $3.45/Mcf and condensate price of $36.25/bbl during the three months March 31, 2020 as compared to $7.11/Mcf and $42.57/bbl for 2019. The decrease is due, in large part, to increased volumes of gas stored in Europe and a warmer than expected winter in Europe.
  • Production averaged 646 boe/d (97% weighted to natural gas and the remaining to condensate) for the three months March 31, 2020 as compared to 895 boe/d for 2019.
  • In April 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. Each power generation unit will have the capacity to produce as much as 1.5 megawatts (“MW”) of power each or 3 MW in total. The RK field was materially suspended on April 1, 2016 and this new plan should result in the restart of the RK field.

Financial Highlights

  • The Company reported a net loss of $706,000 or $0.00 per share during the three months March 31, 2020 as compared to net income of $962,000 or $0.00 per share during 2019.
  • Netbacks of $5.40/boe or $0.90/Mcfe were achieved for the three months March 31, 2020 as compared to netback of $24.49/Boe or $4.08/Mcfe for 2019.
  • The Company has implemented certain cost-cutting initiatives during the second quarter of 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.

Reader Advisory

  • With the current cash resources, negative working capital, suspension of the RK field, uncertainty surrounding the successful installation of the Jenbacher power generation units, fluctuating commodity prices, dividend uncertainty, currency fluctuations, reliance on a limited number of customers, and impact on carrying values, 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.
(in thousands of US Dollars)
Three Months Ended
March 31,
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
Petroleum and natural gas revenue
    66       49  
Pro-rata petroleum and natural gas revenue(1)
    1,262       3,452  
Revenue from gas trading(2)
    2,204       4,479  
Net income (loss)
    (706 )     962  
Income (loss) per share – basic and diluted
    (0.00 )     0.00  
Funds generated from (used in) operations
    350       (35 )
Capital expenditures(3)
Pro-rata capital expenditures(3)
    851       56  
Pro-rata netback ($/boe)
    5.40       24.49  
Pro-rata netback ($Mcfe)
    0.90       4.08  
March 31,
    December 31, 2019  
Cash and cash equivalents
    6,100       6,206  


  1. Pro-rata petroleum and natural gas revenue is a non-IFRS measure that adds the Company’s petroleum and natural gas revenue earned in the respective periods to the Company’s 35% equity share of the KUB-Gas natural gas sales that the Company has an economic interest in.
  2. During the three and twelve months ended March 31, 2020, the Company recorded $2,204,000 (2019 – $4,479,000) and $2,070,000 (2019 – $4,240,000) in revenue for gas trading and $134,000 (2019 – $239,000).
  3. Capital expenditures include the purchase of property, plant and equipment and the purchase of exploration and evaluation assets. Pro-rata capital expenditures are a non-IFRS measure that adds the Company’s capital expenditures in the respective periods to the Company’s 35% equity share of the KUB-Gas and 50% equity share of CNG Holdings capital expenditures that the Company has an economic interest in.

Supporting Documents

Cub’s complete quarterly reporting package, including the unaudited interim financial statements and associated Management’s Discussion and Analysis, have been filed on SEDAR ( and has been posted on the Company’s website at

About Cub Energy Inc.

Cub Energy Inc. (TSX-V: KUB) is an upstream oil and gas company, with a proven track record of exploration and production cost efficiency in Ukraine. The Company’s strategy is to implement western technology and capital, combined with local expertise and ownership, to increase value in its undeveloped land base, creating and further building a portfolio of producing oil and gas assets within a high pricing environment.

For further information please contact us or visit our website:

Mikhail Afendikov
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
(713) 677-0439

Patrick McGrath
Chief Financial Officer
(713) 577-1948

Oil and Gas Equivalents

A barrel of oil equivalent (“boe”) or units of natural gas equivalents (“Mcfe”) is calculated using the conversion factor of 6 Mcf (thousand cubic feet) of natural gas being equivalent to one barrel of oil. A boe conversion ratio of 6 Mcf: 1 bbl (barrel) or a Mcfe conversion of 1bbl: 6 Mcf is, based on an energy equivalency conversion method primarily applicable at the burner tip and does not represent a value equivalency at the wellhead and is not based on either energy content or current prices. While the boe ratio is useful for comparative measures, it does not accurately reflect individual product values and might be misleading, particularly if used in isolation. As well, given that the value ratio, based on the current price of crude oil to natural gas, is significantly different from the 6:1 energy equivalency ratio, using a 6:1 conversion ratio may be misleading as an indication of value. The disclosure in this press release is prepared in accordance with NI 51-101 standards.

Except for statements of historical fact, this news release contains certain “forward-looking information” within the meaning of applicable securities law. Forward-looking information is frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “estimate” and other similar words, or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Cub believes that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking information are reasonable; however there can be no assurance those expectations will prove to be correct. We cannot guarantee future results, performance or achievements. Consequently, there is no representation that the actual results achieved will be the same, in whole or in part, as those set out in the forward-looking information.

Forward-looking information is based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information. Some of the risks and other factors that could cause the results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking information include, but are not limited to: general economic conditions in Ukraine, the Black Sea Region and globally; political unrest and security concerns in Ukraine including the recent introduction of Martial Law in the Company’s operating regions,; industry conditions, including fluctuations in the prices of natural gas and foreign currency; governmental regulation of the natural gas industry, including environmental regulation; unanticipated operating events or performance which can reduce production or cause production to be shut in or delayed; failure to obtain industry partner and other fourth party consents and approvals, if and when required; competition for and/or inability to retain drilling rigs and other services; the availability of capital on acceptable terms; the need to obtain required approvals from regulatory authorities; stock market volatility; volatility in market prices for natural gas; liabilities inherent in natural gas operations; competition for, among other things, capital, acquisitions of reserves, undeveloped lands, skilled personnel and supplies; incorrect assessments of the value of acquisitions; geological, technical, drilling, processing and transportation problems; changes in tax laws and incentive programs relating to the natural gas industry; failure to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions and dispositions; and the other factors. Readers are cautioned that this list of risk factors should not be construed as exhaustive.

This cautionary statement expressly qualifies the forward-looking information contained in this news release. We undertake no duty to update any of the forward-looking information to conform such information to actual results or to changes in our expectations except as otherwise required by applicable securities legislation. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking information.

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SOURCE: Cub Energy Inc.

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