|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2021
As discussed in Note 2, the Company filed an amended and restated certificate of incorporation with the Delaware Secretary of State on the Emergence Date to provide for, among other things, (i) the authority to issue 42 million shares of New Common Stock with a par value of $0.0001 per share and (ii) the designation of 110,000 shares of New Preferred Stock, with a par value of $0.0001 per share and a liquidation preference of $1,000 per share.
New Common Stock
On the Emergence Date, all existing shares of the Predecessor's common stock were cancelled. The Successor issued approximately 19.8 million shares of New Common Stock and 1.7 million shares of New Common Stock were issued to the Disputed Claims reserve.
New Preferred Stock
On the Emergence Date, the Successor issued 55,000 shares of New Preferred Stock.
Holders of New Preferred Stock are entitled to receive cumulative quarterly dividends at a rate of 10% per annum of the Liquidation Preference (as defined below) with respect to cash dividends and 15% per annum of the Liquidation Preference with respect to dividends paid in kind as additional shares of New Preferred Stock (“PIK Dividends”). Gulfport was required to pay PIK Dividends for so long as the quotient obtained by dividing (i) Total Net Funded Debt (as defined in the Exit Credit Facility) by (ii) the last twelve months of EBITDAX (as defined in the Exit Credit Facility) calculated as at the applicable record date is equal to or greater than 1.50. If such ratio is less than 1.50 such dividend may be paid in either cash or as PIK Dividends, subject to certain conditions under the Company's credit agreement. This requirement with respect to PIK Dividends is no longer applicable upon the effective date of the New Credit Facility.
Each holder of shares of New 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 New 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 “Conversion Price”). The shares of New Preferred Stock outstanding at December 31, 2021 would convert to 4.1 million shares of New Common Stock if all holders of New 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 New Preferred Stock by notice to the holders of New Preferred Stock, at the greater of (i) the aggregate value of the New 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 New 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 New Preferred Stock by cash payment of the Redemption Price per share of New 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 New Preferred Stock, the Company is required to redeem a pro rata portion of each holder’s shares of New Preferred Stock.
The New Preferred Stock has no stated maturity and will remain outstanding indefinitely unless repurchased or redeemed by Gulfport or converted into Common Stock.
The New Preferred Stock has been classified as mezzanine equity in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets due to the redemption features noted above.
During the Successor Period, the company paid dividends on its New Preferred Stock, which included 3,071 shares of New Preferred Stock paid in kind, approximately $55 thousand of cash-in-lieu of fractional shares, and $1.5 million of cash dividends to holders of our New Preferred Stock. The following table summarizes PIK dividends and conversions of the Company’s New Preferred Stock subsequent to the Emergence Date:
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. 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. No shares have been repurchased under the Repurchase Program as of December 31, 2021.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/disclosureRef