Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549









Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 7, 2020




(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)




Delaware   001-38158   82-0820780

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

510 Madison Avenue, 8th Floor,

New York, NY 10022

(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)

(212) 506-5925

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(Former Name, or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:


(Title of each class)


(Trading Symbol)


(Name of exchange on which registered)

Class A Common Stock, par value $0.0001 per share   FLMN   Nasdaq Capital Market
Warrants, each to purchase one share Class A Common Stock   FLMNW   Nasdaq Capital Market

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 7, 2020, Falcon Minerals Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release regarding its financial results for the first quarter 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report and is incorporated by reference herein. The information in this Current Report, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits




Description of Exhibit

99.1    Press release


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



/s/ Bryan C. Gunderson

      Bryan C. Gunderson
      Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1




NEW YORK, NY – May 7, 2020 Falcon Minerals Corporation (“Falcon,” or the “Company,” “we,” “our,”) (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW), a leading oil and gas minerals company, today announced financial and operating results for the first quarter and declares its first quarter dividend.




Net production of 5,152 barrels of oil equivalent per day (“boe/d”) for the first quarter 2020 (54% oil). Represents a 28% increase when compared to the fourth quarter of 2019



1.43 net, 61 gross wells were turned in line during the first quarter 2020



Four Hooks Ranch wells were turned in line on February 7, 2020



Aggressive cost cutting beginning March 12, 2020 inclusive of approximately 50% reduction in cash compensation for CEO for full year 2020 and meaningful reductions to Board of Directors compensation expenses



Updating full year 2020 cash G&A guidance to $7.25 million to $7.75 million. Represents an approximately 20% reduction from full year 2019



193 gross line of sight wells (2.41 net wells) permitted and in active development as of April 29, 2020



2.41 net line of sight wells includes 1.7 net wells in active development



Averaged seven rigs running on Falcon’s Eagle Ford position in the first quarter 2020 (currently four rigs running on position)



First quarter 2020 Net Income of $4.5 million(1), or $0.05 per Class A share



Adjusted EBITDA of $10.1 million for the first quarter 2020(2)



First quarter 2020 Free Cash Flow of $0.11 per share(2)



First quarter dividend declared of $0.025 per share, approximately a 23% payout ratio, will be paid on June 8, 2020 to all shareholders of record on May 25, 2020



Net Income shown includes amounts attributable to non-controlling interests



Please refer to the disclosure on pages 7-8 for the Reconciliation of Net Income to Non-GAAP Measures

Daniel Herz, President and Chief Executive Officer of Falcon commented, “While we are pleased with the performance of Falcon’s business in the first quarter, as we saw both production and net wells turned in line grow materially, we are wholly focused on the future.” Mr. Herz went on to say “As we consider the global economic toll resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the associated impact to the United States oil markets, and the curtailments that have already been announced, we have elected to be exceedingly cautious with our use of our free cash flow. Today, Falcon declared a dividend of $0.025 per Class A share which represents approximately 23% of our free cash flow for the first quarter 2020. The Board will consider the appropriate payout ratio on a quarter by quarter basis.” Mr. Herz continued saying “Falcon’s business model was designed to weather storms and the benefits of that design are showing today. Falcon continues to have modest leverage, a world class asset base, low costs and it is well positioned to perform in the midst of the current environment and thrive on the other side of it.”



Financial Update

Falcon realized prices of $43.10 per barrel (“bbl”) for crude oil, $1.94 per thousand cubic feet (“mcf”) for natural gas and $14.05/bbl for natural gas liquids (“NGL”) during the in the first quarter 2020.

Falcon reported Net Income of $4.5 million, or $0.05 per Class A common share, for the first quarter 2020, which includes amounts attributable to non-controlling interests. Falcon generated revenue of $13.6 million (approximately 80% oil) for the first quarter 2020. The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA (a non-GAAP measure as defined and reconciled on pages 7-8) of $10.1 million for the first quarter 2020.

Total cash operating costs for the first quarter 2020 were $3.6 million. General and administrative expense for the first quarter 2020, excluding non-cash stock-based compensation expense, was approximately $2.3 million, compared to $2.5 million for the fourth quarter 2019. This first quarter is inclusive of year end audit costs and does not include the full benefit of cost cutting measure put in place in March 2020.

As of March 31, 2020, the Company had $45.3 million of borrowings on its revolving credit facility, and $2.2 million of cash on hand, resulting in a net debt of approximately $43.1 million at the end of quarter. Falcon’s Net Debt / LTM EBITDA ratio was 0.95x at March 31, 2020.(3) Effective May 1, 2020, in connection with the Company’s spring redetermination, the borrowing base decreased from $90 million to $70 million.



Calculated by dividing the sum of total debt outstanding less cash on hand as of March 31, 2020 by Adjusted EBITDA for the trailing 12-month period, as per Falcon’s credit agreement dated August 23, 2018, as amended from time to time.

First Quarter 2020 Dividend

Falcon’s Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.025 per Class A share for the first quarter 2020. During the first quarter 2020, the Company generated pro-forma free cash flow per share of $0.11(4) (as described and reconciled on page 7-8). The dividend for the first quarter 2020 will be paid on June 8, 2020 to all Class A shareholders of record on May 25, 2020. The first quarter 2020 dividend does not have any effect on the current $11.34 exercise price of the Company’s outstanding warrants.



The pro-forma adjustments assume that the non-controlling interests are converted to Class A common shares, such that approximately 86.5 million Class A shares would be outstanding. The pro-forma Class A shares reflects the dilution from 0.5 million unvested restricted stock awards (RSAs) which receive dividend equivalent rights (“DER”) on a quarterly basis

Operational Results

Falcon’s production averaged 5,152 boe/d during the first quarter 2020, of which approximately 54% was oil. Eagle Ford production was approximately 60% oil during the first quarter 2020. Falcon had 61 gross wells turned in line (1.43 net wells) with an average NRI of approximately 2.35% during the first quarter 2020. This compares to 73 gross wells turned in line (0.59 net wells) during the fourth quarter of 2019.

Falcon currently has 2,011 producing Eagle Ford wells, and the Company’s average NRI for all producing wells is approximately 1.31%.

As of April 29, 2020, the Company had 193 line of sight wells (2.41 net wells) with an average NRI of 1.25% in various stages of development on Falcon’s Eagle Ford minerals position. These wells are comprised of the following:



Line of Sight Wells (As of April 29, 2020)


Stage of Activity

   Gross Wells      Net Wells      NRI %  


     72        0.7        0.97

Waiting on completion

     96        1.56        1.63

Waiting on connection

     25        0.15        0.62










Total line of sight

     193        2.41        1.25

During the three months ended March 31, 2020, Falcon acquired approximately 49 net royalty acres through two transactions in the Eagle Ford Shale for a total cost of approximately $2.1 million. The transactions were funded using cash on hand and availability on the Company’s revolving credit facility.

Full Year Guidance

Given the ongoing uncertainty, continued market volatility, and production curtailments expected over the coming months, Falcon’s original 2020 guidance should not be relied upon. Further guidance has been temporarily suspended. During this suspension, the company may provide periodic updates, as appropriate.

Falcon is updating the Company’s full year 2020 cash G&A guidance to $7.25 million to $7.75 million.

Conference Call Details

Falcon management invites investors and interested parties to listen to the conference call to discuss first quarter 2020 results on Friday, May 8, 2020 at 9:00 am ET. Participants for the conference call should dial (888) 567-1602 (International: (862) 298-0701). A replay of the Falcon earnings call will be available starting at 2:00 pm ET on May 8, 2020. Investors and interested parties can listen to the replay on in the Events page of the Investor Relations section or call (888)-539-4649 (International: (754) 333-7735). At the system prompt, dial your replay code (151920#); playback will automatically begin.

About Falcon Minerals

Falcon Minerals Corporation (NASDAQ: FLMN, FLMNW) is a C-Corporation formed to own and acquire high growth oil-weighted minerals rights. Falcon Minerals owns mineral, royalty, and over-riding royalty interests covering approximately 256,000 gross unit acres in the Eagle Ford Shale and Austin Chalk in Karnes, DeWitt, and Gonzales Counties in Texas. The Company also owns approximately 75,000 gross unit acres in the Marcellus Shale across Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. For more information, visit our website at

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This document contains forward-looking statements that involve a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. Falcon cautions readers not to place any undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as forward-looking information is not a guarantee of future performance. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results, future dividends paid, resource and production potential, Falcon’s plans, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Risks, assumptions and uncertainties that could cause actual results to materially differ from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, those associated with general economic and business conditions; the COVID-19 pandemic



and its impact on Falcon and on the oil and gas industry as a whole; Falcon’s ability to realize the anticipated benefits of its acquisitions; changes in commodity prices; uncertainties about estimates of reserves and resource potential; inability to obtain capital needed for operations; Falcon’s ability to meet financial covenants under its credit agreement or its ability to obtain amendments or waivers to effect such compliance; changes in government environmental policies and other environmental risks; the availability of drilling equipment and the timing of production in Falcon’s regions; tax consequences of business transactions; and other risks, assumptions and uncertainties detailed from time to time in Falcon’s reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including under the heading “Risk Factors” in Falcon’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K as well as any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof, and Falcon assumes no obligation to update such statements, except as may be required by applicable law.





(In thousands, except per share amounts)



     Three Months Ended  
     March 31,  
     2020     2019  



Oil and gas sales

   $ 13,600     $ 21,258  









Production and ad valorem taxes

     854       1,128  

Marketing and transportation

     397       784  

Amortization of royalty interests in oil & gas properties

     3,674       3,511  

General, administrative and other

     3,073       2,504  







Total expenses

     7,998       7,927  







Operating income

     5,602       13,331  

Other income (expense):


Other income

     31       31  

Interest expense

     (680     (654







Total other income (expense)

     (649     (623







Income before income taxes

     4,953       12,708  

Provision for income taxes

     444       1,405  







Net income

     4,509       11,303  

Net income attributable to non-controlling interests

     (2,304     (5,921







Net income attributable to shareholders

   $ 2,205     $ 5,382  







Class A common shares (basic and diluted)

   $ 0.05     $ 0.12  











(In thousands)



     March 31,      December 31,  
     2020      2019  



Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 2,189      $ 2,543  

Accounts receivable

     5,846        7,889  

Prepaid expenses

     1,096        1,182  







Total current assets

     9,131        11,614  

Royalty interests in oil & gas properties, net of accumulated amortization

     217,619        219,192  

Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation

     505        517  

Deferred tax asset, net

     55,908        56,352  

Other assets

     3,798        2,530  







Total assets

   $ 286,961      $ 290,205  









Current liabilities:


Accounts payable and accrued expenses

   $ 1,107      $ 2,206  

Other current liabilities

     590        —    







Total current liabilities

     1,697        2,206  







Credit facility

     45,250        42,500  

Other non-current liabilities

     1,290        473  







Total liabilities

     48,237        45,179  







Shareholder’s equity:


Class A common stock

     5        5  

Class C common stock

     4        4  

Additional paid in capital

     125,921        129,127  

Non-controlling interests

     112,794        115,890  

Retained earnings

     —          —    







Total shareholder’s equity

     238,724        245,026  







Total liabilities and shareholder’s equity

   $ 286,961      $ 290,205  









Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow are supplemental non-GAAP financial measures used by management and external users of our financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. We believe Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow are useful because they allow us to evaluate our performance and compare the results of our operations period to period without regard to our financing methods or capital structure. In addition, management uses Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow to evaluate cash flow available to pay dividends to our common shareholders.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as Net Income plus interest expense, net, depletion expense, provision for income taxes and share-based compensation. We define Pro-forma Free Cash Flow as Net Income plus depletion expense, provision for income taxes and share-based compensation less cash income taxes. Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow are not measures of Net Income as determined by GAAP. We exclude the items listed above from Net Income in calculating Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within our industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as historic costs of depreciable assets, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow.

Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, Net Income, royalty income, cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP. Our computations of Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA and Pro-forma Free Cash Flow (in thousands, except per share amounts):


     Three Months
March 31, 2020
     Fully Converted
Per Share Basis
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2020 (1)

Net Income

   $ 4,509      $ 0.05  

Interest expense (2)

     680        0.01  

Depletion and depreciation

     3,700        0.04  

Share-based compensation

     724        0.01  

Income taxes

     444        0.01  







Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 10,057      $ 0.12  







Interest expense (2)

     (680      (0.01







Pro-forma Free Cash Flow

   $ 9,377      $ 0.11  









Per share information is presented on a fully converted basis and includes both the 46.5 million Class A common shares (inclusive of 0.5 million unvested restricted stock awards which receive DERs) and the 40.0 million Class C common shares that are outstanding as of March 31, 2020. As such, Net Income per fully converted share in this schedule is not comparable to earnings per share (EPS) of $0.05 for the period ended March 31, 2020 as shown on the Statement of Operations.


Interest expense includes amortization of deferred financing costs.



Calculation of cash available for dividends for the first quarter 2020 (in thousands):


     Three Months Ended
March 31,


Adjusted EBITDA

   $ 10,057  

Interest expense





Net cash available for distribution

   $ 9,377  




Cash to be distributed to non-controlling interests

   $ 1,000  




Cash to be distributed to Falcon Minerals Corp.

   $ 1,150  




Dividends to be paid to Class A shareholders

   $ 1,150  










     Three Months Ended
March 31,
     2020      2019  

Production Data:


Oil (bbls)

     253,528        274,978  

Natural gas (boe)

     144,835        172,687  

Natural gas liquids (bbls)

     70,474        72,891  







Combined volumes (boe)

     468,837        520,556  







Average daily combined volume (boe/d)

     5,152        5,784  

Average sales prices:


Oil (bbls)

   $ 43.10      $ 59.46  

Natural gas (mcf)

   $ 1.94      $ 3.29  

Natural gas liquids (bbls)

   $ 14.05      $ 18.23  

Combined per boe

   $ 28.70      $ 40.51  

Average costs ($/boe):


Production and ad valorem taxes

   $ 1.82      $ 2.17  

Marketing and transportation expense

   $ 0.85      $ 1.51  

Cash general and administrative expense

   $ 4.96      $ 4.81  

Interest expense, net

   $ 1.45      $ 1.26  


   $ 7.84      $ 6.74  

Falcon Minerals Contact:

Bryan C. Gunderson

Chief Financial Officer