|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2023
|MEZZANINE EQUITY||MEZZANINE EQUITY
On the Emergence Date, the Company filed an amended and restated certificate of incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State to provide for, among other things, (i) the authority to issue 42 million shares of common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share and (ii) the designation of 110,000 shares of preferred stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share and a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share (the "Liquidation Preference").
On the Emergence Date, the Successor issued 55,000 shares of preferred stock.
Holders of preferred stock are entitled to receive cumulative quarterly dividends at a rate of 10% per annum of the Liquidation Preference with respect to cash dividends and 15% per annum of the Liquidation Preference with respect to dividends paid in kind as additional shares of preferred stock (“PIK Dividends”). Gulfport currently has the option to pay either cash dividends or PIK Dividends on a quarterly basis.
Each holder of shares of preferred stock has the right (the “Conversion Right”), at its option and at any time, to convert all or a portion of the shares of preferred stock that it holds into a number of shares of common stock equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the product obtained by multiplying (i) the Liquidation Preference times (ii) an amount equal to one (1) plus the Per Share Makewhole Amount (as defined in the Preferred Terms) on the date of conversion, by (y) $14.00 per share (as may be adjusted under the Preferred Terms). The shares of preferred stock outstanding at September 30, 2023 would convert to approximately 3.2 million shares of common stock if all holders of preferred stock exercised their Conversion Right.
Gulfport shall have the right, but not the obligation, to redeem all, but not less than all, of the outstanding shares of preferred stock by notice to the holders of preferred stock, at the greater of (i) the aggregate value of the preferred stock, calculated by the Current Market Price (as defined in the Preferred Terms) of the number of shares of common stock into which, subject to redemption, such preferred stock would have been converted if such shares were converted pursuant to the Conversion Right at the time of such redemption and (ii) (y) if the date of such redemption is on or prior to the three year anniversary of the Emergence Date, the sum of the Liquidation Preference plus the sum of all unpaid PIK Dividends through the three year anniversary of the Emergence Date, or (x) if the date of such redemption is after the three year anniversary of the Emergence Date, the Liquidation Preference (the “Redemption Price”).
Following the Emergence Date, if there is a Fundamental Change (as defined in the Preferred Terms), Gulfport is required to redeem all, but not less than all, of the outstanding shares of preferred stock by cash payment of the Redemption Price per share of preferred stock within three (3) business days of the occurrence of such Fundamental Change. Notwithstanding the foregoing, in the event of a redemption pursuant to the preceding sentence, if Gulfport lacks sufficient cash to redeem all outstanding shares of preferred stock, the Company is required to redeem a pro rata portion of each holder’s shares of preferred stock.
The preferred stock has no stated maturity and will remain outstanding indefinitely unless repurchased or redeemed by Gulfport or converted into common stock.
The preferred stock has been classified as mezzanine equity in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets due to the redemption features noted above.
Dividends and Conversions
During the three and nine months ended September 30, 2023, the Company paid $1.1 million and $3.7 million, respectively, of cash dividends to holders of our preferred stock.
The following table summarizes activity of the Company’s preferred stock for the nine months ended September 30, 2023:
On the Emergence Date, the Company filed an amended and restated certificate of incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State to provide for, among other things, (i) the authority to issue 42 million shares of common stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share and (ii) the designation of 110,000 shares of preferred stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share and a Liquidation Preference of $1,000 per share.
On the Emergence Date, Gulfport issued approximately 19.8 million shares of common stock and 1.7 million shares of common stock were issued to the Disputed Claims Reserve.
In January 2022, approximately 876,000 shares in the Disputed Claims Reserve at December 31, 2021 were issued to certain claimants. As of September 30, 2023, approximately 62,000 shares continue to be held in the Disputed Claims Reserve and may be issued upon finalization of remaining claims.
Common Stock Offering
On June 26, 2023, Gulfport completed an underwritten public offering of 1.5 million shares of its common stock by certain stockholders at a price to the public of $95.00 per share. Gulfport did not sell any of its common stock as part of this offering and did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares sold by the selling stockholders.
Concurrent with the closing of the offering, Gulfport purchased 263,158 shares of its common stock at $95.00 per share. The repurchase was part of the Company's existing Repurchase Program discussed below.
Share Repurchase Program
In November 2021 the Company's Board of Directors approved the Repurchase Program to acquire up to $100 million of common stock and subsequently increased the authorization to $300 million. On February 27, 2023, the Board of Directors approved an increase to the authorization up to $400 million, extending the Repurchase Program through March 31, 2024. On September 20, 2023, the Board of Directors approved an increase to the authorization up to $650 million, extending the Repurchase Program through December 31, 2024. 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 common stock. The Company intends to purchase shares under the Repurchase Program with available funds while maintaining sufficient liquidity to fund its capital development program. The Repurchase Program may be suspended from time to time, modified, extended or discontinued by the Board of Directors at any time.
The following table summarizes activity under the Repurchase Program for the nine months ended September 30, 2023 (number of shares and dollar value of shares purchased shown in thousands):
As of September 30, 2023, the Company has repurchased 3.9 million shares for $333.7 million at a weighted average price of $86.07 per share since the inception of the Repurchase Program.
The entire disclosure for equity.
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