Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2021
Subsequent Events [Abstract]  
New Credit Facility
On October 14, 2021, the Company entered into the Third Amended and Restated Credit Agreement with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, and various lender parties ("New Credit Facility"). The New Credit Facility provides for an aggregate maximum principal amount of up to $1.5 billion, an initial borrowing base of $850.0 million and an initial aggregate elected commitment amount of $700.0 million. The credit agreement also provides for a $175.0 million sublimit of the aggregate commitments that is available for the issuance of letters of credit. The New Credit Facility amended and refinanced the Exit Credit Facility.
The borrowing base will be redetermined semiannually on or around May 1 and November 1 of each year, with the first scheduled redetermination to be on or around May 1, 2022. The New Credit Facility matures in October 2025.
The New Credit Facility bears interest at a rate equal to, at the Company’s election, either (a) LIBOR plus an applicable margin that varies from 2.75% to 3.75% per annum or (b) a base rate plus an applicable margin that varies from 1.75% to 2.75% per annum, based on borrowing base utilization. The New Credit Facility will mature on October 14, 2025. The Company is required to pay a commitment fee of 0.50% per annum on the average daily unused portion of the current aggregate commitments under the New Credit Facility. The Company is also required to pay customary letter of credit and fronting fees.
The credit agreement requires the Company to maintain as of the last day of each fiscal quarter (i) a net funded leverage ratio of less than or equal to 3.25 to 1.00, and (ii) a current ratio of greater than or equal to 1.00 to 1.00.
The obligations under the New Credit Facility, certain swap obligations and certain cash management obligations, are guaranteed by the Company and the wholly-owned domestic material subsidiaries of the Borrower (collectively, the “Guarantors” and, together with the Borrower, the “Loan Parties”) and secured by substantially all of the Loan Parties’ assets (subject to customary exceptions).
The credit agreement also contains customary affirmative and negative covenants, including, among other things, as to compliance with laws (including environmental laws and anti-corruption laws), delivery of quarterly and annual financial statements and borrowing base certificates, conduct of business, maintenance of property, maintenance of insurance, entry into certain derivatives contracts, restrictions on the incurrence of liens, indebtedness, asset dispositions, restricted payments, and other customary covenants. These covenants are subject to a number of limitations and exceptions.
Share Repurchase Program
On November 1, 2021, the Company's Board of Directors approved a stock repurchase program to acquire up to $100.0 million of its New Common Stock ("Repurchase Program"). Purchases under the Repurchase Program may be made from time to time in open market or privately negotiated transactions, and will be subject to available liquidity, market conditions, credit agreement restrictions, applicable legal requirements, contractual obligations and other factors. The Repurchase Program does not require the Company to acquire any specific number of shares of New Common Stock. The Company intends to purchase shares under the Repurchase Program opportunistically with available funds while maintaining sufficient liquidity to fund its capital development program. The Repurchase Program is authorized to extend through December 31, 2022 and may be suspended from time to time, modified, extended or discontinued by the board of directors at any time. Any shares of New Common Stock repurchased are expected to be cancelled.
Natural Gas and Oil Derivative Instruments
Subsequent to September 30, 2021 and as of October 28, 2021, the Company entered into the following natural gas derivative contracts:
Type of Derivative Instrument Index Daily Volume Weighted
Average Price
Natural Gas (MMBtu/d) ($/MMBtu)
November 2021 - December 2021 Basis Swap ONG Minus Inside FERC 20,000  $0.50
January 2022 - March 2022 Basis Swap ONG Minus Inside FERC 20,000  $0.50
January 2023 - December 2023 Fixed price swap NYMEX Henry Hub 30,000  $3.58