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Washington, D.C. 20549


Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): March 6, 2023

HighPeak Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation)
(Commission File Number)
(IRS Employer
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421 W. 3rd St., Suite 1000
Fort Worth, Texas 76102
(address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
(817) 850-9200
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Item 2.02
Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March 6, 2023, the Company issued a press release announcing its financial and operating results for the full year and fourth quarter ended December 31, 2022. A copy of the press release is attached as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated by reference into this Item 2.02 by reference.
The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1, is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02 of Form 8-K and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to liabilities of that section, and is not incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.
Item 7.01
Regulation FD Disclosure.
The information set forth under Item 2.02 is incorporated by reference as if fully set forth herein.
Item 9.01.
Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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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.
Date: March 6, 2023
/s/ Steven W. Tholen
Steven W. Tholen
Chief Financial Officer

Exhibit 99.1




HighPeak Energy, Inc. Announces Fourth Quarter 2022 Results and Reaffirms 2023 Outlook


Fort Worth, Texas, March 6, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) - HighPeak Energy, Inc. (“HighPeak” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: HPK) today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter 2022 and reaffirmed its 2023 outlook.





Fourth quarter 2022 sales volumes averaged 37,348 barrels of crude oil equivalent per day (“Boe/d”), an increase of approximately 42% and 151% compared with third quarter 2022 and fourth quarter 2021, respectively, consisting of approximately 85% crude oil and 94% liquids.



Fourth quarter 2022 exit sales volumes were approximately 39,900 Boe/d, an increase of approximately 172% year over year.



EBITDAX (a non-GAAP financial measure defined and reconciled below) was $220.9 million and $577.1 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2022, respectively.



The Company’s year-end 2022 proved reserves increased approximately 92% year over year to 123.0 MMBoe. The growth in reserves was the result of replacement ratios of 546% and 757% through the drill bit and drill bit including acquisitions, respectively. The Company’s year-end 2022 PV-10 reserve value (a non-GAAP financial measure detailed below) increased to approximately $3.9 billion using SEC pricing.



Fourth quarter 2022 lease operating expenses decreased to $6.94 per Boe, a reduction of approximately 15% quarter over quarter.



The Company extended the development potential of the Lower Spraberry formation into Borden County based on results from three Lower Spraberry wells that have similar production profiles to our legacy Flat Top area.



At December 31, 2022, the Company had an additional 65 gross (57.5 net) horizontal wells in various stages of drilling and completion that are expected to come online during the first half of 2023.


Statement from the Chairman and CEO


HighPeak Chairman and CEO, Jack Hightower said:


I am proud to report HighPeak posted strong year-end 2022 results that were in line with our expectations and further substantiate our long-term strategic plan. We have one of the best margins due to our product mix as well as some of the lowest all-in cash costs among our peer group. These two factors make our BOEs some of the most profitable in the business.


Our two contiguous blocks in the Midland Basin totaling over 112,000 acres, with oil-rich rock, further differentiates us during a depressed natural gas market. With our industry-leading margins, we are on course to reach the inflection point of free cash flow generation during the second half of 2023. Considering current inventory of 1,300 primary delineated locations and 1,200 upside locations expected to generate 14-25 years of free cash flow harvest, I am confident in our ability to optimize value for our shareholders, whether it’s through sustaining operations or implementing strategic alternatives.




2023 Development Outlook


The Company expects to average four to five (4-5) drilling rigs and two to three (2-3) frac crews during 2023 under its current development plan, assuming commodity prices and rates of return remain attractive. Given the dynamic nature of the global economy and the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the Company is maintaining flexibility in its capital plan and will continue to evaluate drilling and completion activity on an economic basis, with future activity levels assessed monthly.


Production (Boe/d)


Average production rate

47,000 – 53,000

Exit production rate

58,000 – 66,000


Capex ($MM)



Gross Operated Wells TIL

135 – 145

Capital Expenditures, D,C,E&F$

1,100 - $1,200

Capital Expenditures, Infra/Land/Other

$50 - $60

Total Capital Expenditures

$1,150 - $1,260


Unit Measures ($/Boe)



Lease Operating Expenses

$5.25 - $5.75

General & Administrative

$0.75 - $1.00



Fourth Quarter 2022 Operational Update


The Company’s sales volumes during the fourth quarter of 2022 averaged 37,348 Boe/d, an increase of approximately 42% compared with third quarter 2022, consisting of approximately 85% oil and 94% liquids. Fourth quarter 2022 sales volumes were sourced from approximately 161 gross (147.8 net) producing horizontal wells.


During the fourth quarter of 2022, the Company drilled 33 gross (31.8 net) operated horizontal wells utilizing six drilling rigs. The Company completed 25 gross (22.4 net) operated producing wells. At December 31, 2021, the Company had 54 gross (46.8 net) wells in various stages of completion and was also drilling 11 gross (10.7 net) wells.


President Michael Hollis commented, “We continue to be nimble in our drilling program, making any adjustment necessary to minimize capital expenditures and reduce lease operating expenses. Fortunately, we were the original architect of the majority of our asset base which allowed us to design a blueprint for optimal efficiency and environmental stewardship from the beginning. In addition, HighPeak’s well performance in 2022 outpaced prior years, and this trajectory continues into 2023. Our oil-weighted inventory has some of the smallest parent child associated risks of all our Permian Basin peers and positions us to maximize our future capital efficiency and returns.”


Mr. Hollis continued “The majority of our fourth quarter production volumes were sourced from about 150 gross producing horizontal wells, excluding wells in the initial flowback stage, which showcases the high productivity level of our rock. We also extended our Lower Spraberry play to the north and east of our legacy Flat Top area with very similar well results. We underwrote the Borden County acquisitions on the Wolfcamp A formation only, and now, by proving this additional zone across the acreage position, have generated significant additional shareholder value. I am so proud of the entire HighPeak organization for all their hard work. We have a tremendous amount of activity taking place, and our team continues to exceed expectations.”





Fourth Quarter 2022 Financial Results


HighPeak reported net income of $67.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2022, or $0.53 per diluted share.  EBITDAX (a non-GAAP financial measure as defined and reconciled below) was $220.9 million, or $1.71 per diluted share. 


Fourth quarter average realized prices were $84.67 per barrel of crude oil, $26.19 per barrel of NGL and $3.41 per Mcf of natural gas, resulting in an overall realized price of $75.06 per Boe, or 91% of the weighted average of NYMEX crude oil prices, excluding the effects of derivatives. HighPeak’s cash costs for the fourth quarter were $12.54 per Boe including lease operating expenses of $6.94 per Boe, production and ad valorem taxes of $3.67 per Boe and cash G&A expenses of $1.93 per Boe. The Company’s unhedged cash margin was $62.52 per Boe, or 76% of the weighted average of NYMEX crude oil prices for the quarter.


HighPeak’s fourth quarter 2022 capital expenditures to drill, complete, equip, provide facilities and to build water and power infrastructure were approximately $321.6 million. In addition, the Company incurred capital expenditures of approximately $4.0 million primarily related to leasehold acquisitions.


The Company also completed a senior unsecured note offering for $250.0 million due 2024 for aggregate proceeds of $223.7 million, net of original issue discounts and debt issuance costs.


At December 31, 2022, the Company had $745.0 million in long-term debt and $30.5 million of cash on hand. 



Hedging Update


As of December 31, 2022, the Company had crude oil swaps in place to hedge 1.72 million barrels of its 2023 crude oil production, or 4,718 barrels of oil per day, at an average swap price of $71.59 per barrel. In addition, the Company has deferred premium put options in place for 2023 and 2024 totaling 1.93 million barrels and 1.37 million barrels or 5,282 and 3,743 barrels of oil per day, respectively, with deferred premiums of $5.00 per barrel and floor prices averaging $58.43 and $51.50 for 2023 and 2024, respectively. The Company’s crude oil derivative contracts are based on reported settlement prices on the New York Mercantile Exchange for West Texas Intermediate pricing.



Year End 2022 Proved Reserves


As of December 31, 2022, HighPeak Energy’s estimated proved reserves, prepared by Cawley, Gillespie & Associates, Inc., increased approximately 92% to 123.0 MMBoe consisting of 80% crude oil, 12% NGL and 8% natural gas compared with December 31, 2021 estimated proved reserves. Proved developed reserves increased 114% to 61.3 MMBoe and were 50% of the Company’s total proved reserves. The Company’s PV-10, was approximately $3.9 billion at year end 2022, an increase of approximately 189%, compared with $1.3 billion at year end 2021, each based on pricing guidelines established by the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”). 2022 SEC pricing was $93.67 per barrel of crude oil and $6.358 per MMBtu of natural gas, before adjustments for price differentials. Natural gas liquids realized pricing for the 2022 proved reserve report was $36.69 per barrel.





Crude Oil






Natural Gas









Proved developed producing

    40,428       7,041       29,028       52,308     $ 1,947  

Proved developed nonproducing

    7,417       927       3,641       8,950       373  

Total proved developed reserves

    47,845       7,968       32,669       61,258       2,320  

Proved undeveloped

    50,971       6,401       25,969       61,700       1,552  

Total proved reserves

    98,816       14,369       58,638       122,958     $ 3,872  







During 2022, the Company’s Board of Directors approved quarterly dividends of $0.025 per share which resulted in a total of $10.4 million in dividends paid to stockholders during the year. In addition, in January 2023, the Company’s Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.025 per share which resulted in a total of $2.8 million in dividends paid to stockholders on February 24, 2023.



Conference Call


HighPeak Energy will host a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, March 7, 2023 at 10:00 a.m. Central Time for investors and analysts to discuss its results for the fourth quarter of 2022 as well as provide an overview of recent activities and its 2023 operating plan. Conference call participants may register for the call here. Access to the live audio-only webcast and replay of the earnings release conference call may be found here. A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will also be available on the HighPeak Energy website at www.highpeakenergy.com under the “Investors” section of the website. A replay will also be available on the website following the call.


When available, a copy of the Company’s earnings release, investor presentation and Annual Report on Form 10-K may be found on its website at www.highpeakenergy.com.



Conference Participation


HighPeak Energy will participate in the upcoming 35th Annual Roth Conference in one-on-one meetings to be held from March 12-14, 2023. The meetings will not be webcast. The Company will use its March 2023 investor presentation for this event. The Company’s March investor presentation will be posted to its website before market open on Tuesday, March 7, 2023.



About HighPeak Energy, Inc.


HighPeak Energy, Inc. is a publicly traded independent crude oil and natural gas company, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional crude oil and natural gas reserves in the Midland Basin in West Texas. For more information, please visit our website at www.highpeakenergy.com.



Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements


The information in this press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. When used in this document, the words “believes,” “plans,” “expects,” “anticipates,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “continue,” “may,” “will,” “could,” “should,” “future,” “potential,” “estimate” or the negative of such terms and similar expressions as they relate to HighPeak Energy, Inc. (“HighPeak Energy,” the “Company” or the “Successor”) are intended to identify forward-looking statements, which are generally not historical in nature. The forward-looking statements are based on the Company's current expectations, assumptions, estimates and projections about the Company and the industry in which the Company operates. Although the Company believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, they involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, in many cases, beyond the Company's control. For example, the Company’s review of strategic alternatives may not result in a sale of the Company, a recommendation that a transaction occur or result in a completed transaction, and any transaction that occurs may not increase shareholder value, in each case as a result of such risks and uncertainties.




These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, the results of the strategic review being undertaken by the Company’s Board and the interest of prospective counterparties, the Company’s ability to realize the results contemplated by the 2023 and 2024 guidance contained herein, volatility of commodity prices, product supply and demand, the impact of a widespread outbreak of an illness, such as the coronavirus disease pandemic, on global and U.S. economic activity, competition, the ability to obtain environmental and other permits and the timing thereof, other government regulation or action, the ability to obtain approvals from third parties and negotiate agreements with third parties on mutually acceptable terms, litigation, the costs and results of drilling and operations, availability of equipment, services, resources and personnel required to perform the Company's drilling and operating activities, access to and availability of transportation, processing, fractionation, refining and storage facilities, HighPeak Energy's ability to replace reserves, implement its business plans or complete its development activities as scheduled, access to and cost of capital, the financial strength of counterparties to any credit facility and derivative contracts entered into by HighPeak Energy, if any, and purchasers of HighPeak Energy's oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas production, uncertainties about estimates of reserves, identification of drilling locations and the ability to add proved reserves in the future, the assumptions underlying forecasts, including forecasts of production, expenses, cash flow from sales of oil and gas and tax rates, quality of technical data, environmental and weather risks, including the possible impacts of climate change, cybersecurity risks and acts of war or terrorism. These and other risks are described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and Current Reports on Form 8-K and other filings with the SEC. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update these statements except as required by law.


Reserve engineering is a process of estimating underground accumulations of hydrocarbons that cannot be measured in an exact way. The accuracy of any reserve estimate depends on the quality of available data, the interpretation of such data and price and cost assumptions made by reserve engineers. Reserves estimates included herein may not be indicative of the level of reserves or PV-10 value of oil and natural gas production in the future, as they are based on prices significantly higher than current commodity prices. In addition, the results of drilling, testing and production activities may justify revisions of estimates that were made previously. If significant, such revisions could impact HighPeak’s strategy and change the schedule of any further production and development drilling. Accordingly, reserve estimates may differ significantly from the quantities of oil and natural gas that are ultimately recovered.



Use of Projections


The financial, operational, industry and market projections, estimates and targets in this press release (including production, operating expenses and capital expenditures in future periods) are based on assumptions that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control. The assumptions and estimates underlying the projected, expected or target results are inherently uncertain and are subject to a wide variety of significant business, economic, regulatory and competitive risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the financial, operational, industry and market projections, estimates and targets, including assumptions, risks and uncertainties described in “Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” above. These projections are speculative by their nature and, accordingly, are subject to significant risk of not being actually realized by the Company. Projected results of the Company for 2024 are particularly speculative and subject to change. Actual results may vary materially from the current projections, including for reasons beyond the Company’s control. The projections are based on current expectations and available information as of the date of this release. The Company undertakes no duty to publicly update these projections except as required by law.



Drilling Locations


The Company has estimated its drilling locations based on well spacing assumptions and upon the evaluation of its drilling results and those of other operators in its area, combined with its interpretation of available geologic and engineering data. The drilling locations actually drilled on the Company’s properties will depend on the availability of capital, regulatory approvals, commodity prices, costs, actual drilling results and other factors. Any drilling activities conducted on these identified locations may not be successful and may not result in additional proved reserves. Further, to the extent the drilling locations are associated with acreage that expires, the Company would lose its right to develop the related locations.




HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet Data

(In thousands)



December 31,






Current assets:


Cash and cash equivalents

  $ 30,504     $ 34,869  

Accounts receivable

    96,596       39,378  


    13,275       3,304  

Prepaid expenses

    4,133       7,154  


    17       2,199  



Total current assets

    144,525       86,954  

Crude oil and natural gas properties, using the successful efforts method of accounting:


Proved properties

    2,270,236       699,701  

Unproved properties

    114,665       108,392  

Accumulated depletion, depreciation and amortization

    (259,962 )     (82,478 )

Total crude oil and natural gas properties, net

    2,124,939       725,615  

Other property and equipment, net

    3,587       1,600  

Other noncurrent assets

    6,431       4,791  

Total assets

  $ 2,279,482     $ 818,960  

Current liabilities:


Accounts payable - trade

  $ 105,565     $ 38,144  

Accrued capital expenditures

    91,842       26,106  


    16,702       13,591  

Revenues and royalties payable

    15,623       7,502  

Other accrued liabilities

    15,600       6,124  

Accrued interest

    13,152       179  

Advances from joint interest owners

    7,302       10,841  

Other current liabilities

    343       513  

Total current liabilities

    266,129       103,000  

Noncurrent liabilities:


Long-term debt, net

    704,349       97,929  

Deferred income taxes

    131,164       55,802  

Asset retirement obligations

    7,502       4,260  


    691       4,075  

Other current liabilities


Commitments and contingencies


Stockholders' equity


Common stock

    11       10  

Additional paid-in capital

    1,008,896       617,489  

Retained earnings (accumulated deficit)

    160,740       (64,436 )

Total stockholders' equity

    1,169,647       553,063  

Total liabilities and stockholders' equity

  $ 2,279,482     $ 818,960  





HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(in thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,










Operating Revenues:


Crude oil sales

  $ 248,164     $ 93,813     $ 715,469     $ 210,453  

Natural gas and NGL sales

    9,751       4,852       40,217       9,671  

Total operating revenues

    257,915       98,665       755,686       220,124  

Operating Costs and Expenses:


Crude oil and natural gas production

    23,851       11,424       69,599       25,053  

Production and ad valorem taxes

    12,607       4,756       38,440       10,746  

Exploration and abandonments

    466       407       1,149       1,549  

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

    83,211       21,464       177,742       65,201  

Accretion of discount

    125       51       370       167  

General and administrative

    6,637       3,843       12,470       8,885  

Stock-based compensation

    4,142       3,782       33,352       6,676  

Total operating costs and expenses

    131,039       45,727       333,122       118,277  

Income from operations

    126,876       52,938       422,564       101,847  

Interest and other income

    13             266       1  

Interest expense

    (21,468 )     (1,331 )     (50,610 )     (2,484 )

Derivative loss, net

    (17,518 )     (2,318 )     (60,005 )     (26,734 )

Other expense

          (40 )           (167 )

Income before income taxes

    87,903       49,249       312,215       72,463  

Income tax expense

    20,004       12,224       75,361       16,904  

Net income

  $ 67,899     $ 37,025     $ 236,854     $ 55,559  

Earnings per share:


Basic net income

  $ 0.56     $ 0.36     $ 2.04     $ 0.55  

Diluted net income

  $ 0.53     $ 0.35     $ 1.93     $ 0.54  

Weighted average shares outstanding:



    111,042       94,546       104,738       93,127  


    117,249       97,804       111,164       94,772  

Dividends declared per share

  $ 0.025     $     $ 0.100     $ 0.125  





HighPeak Energy, Inc.


Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows


(in thousands)




Year Ended December 31,








Net income

  $ 236,854     $ 55,559  

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operations:


Exploration and abandonment expense

    146       742  

Depletion, depreciation and amortization expense

    177,742       65,201  

Accretion expense

    370       167  

Stock based compensation expense

    33,352       6,676  

Amortization of debt issuance costs

    5,635       498  

Amortization of discounts on 10.000% Senior Notes and 10.625% Senior Notes


Derivative-related activity

    1,909       15,467  

Deferred income taxes

    75,361       16,904  

Changes in operating assets and liabilities:


Accounts receivable

    (57,218 )     (31,655 )

Prepaid expenses, inventory and other assets

    (11,959 )     (7,053 )

Accounts payable, accrued liabilities and other current liabilities

    34,087       24,509  

Net cash provided by operating activities

    504,014       147,015  



Additions to crude oil and natural gas properties

    (1,046,739 )     (236,242 )

Changes in working capital associated with crude oil and natural gas property additions

    128,938       37,259  

Acquisitions of crude oil and natural gas properties

    (262,363 )     (54,045 )

Proceeds from sales of properties


Other property additions

    (2,244 )     (709 )

Net cash used in investing activities

    (1,182,408 )     (250,371 )



Borrowings under Credit Agreement

    925,000       120,000  

Repayments under Credit Agreement

    (755,000 )     (20,000 )

Proceeds from issuance of 10.000% Senior Notes and 10.625% Senior Notes, net of discount


Debt issuance costs

    (17,128 )     (2,169 )

Proceeds from issuance of common stock in private placement


Proceeds from public stock offering


Proceeds from exercises of warrants

    7,805       5,466  

Proceeds from subscription receivable from exercises of warrants


Proceeds from exercises of stock options

    120       1,573  

Dividends paid

    (10,412 )     (11,593 )

Dividend equivalents paid

    (1,196 )     (1,037 )

Stock offering costs

    (339 )     (2,463 )

Net cash provided by financing activities

    674,029       118,673  

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

    (4,365 )     15,317  

Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

    34,869       19,552  

Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

  $ 30,504     $ 34,869  





HighPeak Energy, Inc.

 Unaudited Summary Operating Highlights



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,










Sales volumes:


Crude oil (Bbls)

    2,931,136       1,211,198       7,562,231       3,002,200  

NGLs (Bbls)

    303,780       89,486       820,769       223,596  

Natural gas (Mcf)

    1,206,337       410,072       3,323,396       1,020,186  

Total (Boe)

    3,435,972       1,369,029       8,936,899       3,395,827  

Daily sales volumes:


Crude oil (Bbls/d)

    31,860       13,165       20,718       8,225  

NGLs (Bbls/d)

    3,302       973       2,249       613  

Natural gas (Mcf/d)

    13,112       4,457       9,105       2,795  

Total (Boe/d)

    37,348       14,881       24,485       9,304  

Revenues (in thousands):


Crude oil sales

  $ 248,164     $ 93,813     $ 715,469     $ 210,453  

Crude oil derivative settlements

    3,159       (6,252 )     (61,360 )     (11,267 )

NGL and natural gas sales

    9,751       4,852       40,217       9,671  

Natural gas derivative settlements

    2,889             3,264        

Total revenues, including derivative settlements

  $ 263,963     $ 92,413     $ 697,590     $ 208,857  

Average sales prices:


Crude oil (per Bbl)

  $ 84.67     $ 77.45     $ 94.61     $ 70.10  

Crude oil derivative settlements (per Bbl)

    1.08       (5.16 )     (8.11 )     (3.75 )

NGL (per Bbl)

    26.19       41.02       35.67       35.11  

Natural gas (per Mcf)

    3.41       5.05       5.36       3.88  

Natural gas derivative settlements (per Mcf)

    2.40             0.98        

Total, including derivative settlements (per Boe)

  $ 76.82     $ 67.50     $ 78.06     $ 61.50  

Weighted average NYMEX WTI ($/Bbl)

  $ 82.43     $ 77.28     $ 92.12     $ 70.50  

Weighted average NYMEX Henry Hub ($/Mcf)

    6.26       5.78       6.84       4.36  

Realization to benchmark


Crude oil

    103 %     100 %     103 %     99 %

Natural gas

    54 %     87 %     78 %     89 %

Operating costs and expenses (in thousands):


Lease operating expenses

  $ 23,851     $ 11,424     $ 69,599     $ 25,053  

Production and ad valorem taxes

    12,607       4,756       38,440       10,746  

General and administrative expenses

    6,637       3,843       12,470       8,885  

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

    83,211       21,464       177,742       65,201  

Operating costs and expenses per Boe:


Lease operating expenses

  $ 6.94     $ 8.34     $ 7.79     $ 7.38  

Production and ad valorem taxes

    3.67       3.47       4.30       3.16  

General and administrative expenses

    1.93       2.81       1.40       2.62  

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

    24.22       15.68       19.89       19.20  





HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Unaudited Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDAX

(in thousands)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,










Net income

  $ 67,899     $ 37,025     $ 236,854     $ 55,559  

Interest expense

    21,468       1,331       50,610       2,484  

Interest and other income

    (13 )           (266 )     (1 )

Income tax expense

    20,004       12,224       75,361       16,904  

Depletion, depreciation and amortization

    83,211       21,464       177,742       65,201  

Accretion of discount

    125       51       370       167  

Exploration and abandonment expense

    466       407       1,149       1,549  

Stock based compensation

    4,142       3,782       33,352       6,676  

Derivative related noncash activity

    23,565       (3,935 )     1,909       15,467  

Other expense

          40             167  


  $ 220,867     $ 72,389     $ 577,081     $ 164,173  


HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Unaudited Reserve Replacement Computation





Proved Reserves on December 31, 2021


Extensions, discoveries and revisions


Purchase of reserves-in-place



    (8,937 )

Proved Reserves on December 31, 2022


Reserve Replacement:


With the drill bit

    546 %

With the drill bit and acquisitions

    757 %


HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Unaudited Reconciliation of PV-10 to Standardized Measure

(in thousands)


As of December 31, 2022


Total Proved


Present value of estimated future net cash flows (PV-10)

  $ 3,872,045  

Present value of future income taxes and abandonment costs

    (455,537 )

Standardized measure

  $ 3,416,508  


HighPeak Energy, Inc.

Unaudited Cash Margin Reconciliation

(in thousands, except per Boe data)



Three Months Ended December 31,


Year Ended December 31,










Crude oil, NGL and natural gas sales revenue

  $ 257,915     $ 98,665     $ 755,686     $ 220,124  

Less: Lease operating expenses

    (23,573 )     (11,103 )     (66,933 )     (24,729 )

Less: Workover expenses

    (278 )     (321 )     (2,666 )     (324 )

Less: Production and ad valorem taxes

    (12,607 )     (4,756 )     (38,440 )     (10,746 )

Less: General and administrative expenses

    (6,637 )     (3,843 )     (12,470 )     (8,885 )

Cash Margin

  $ 214,820     $ 78,642     $ 635,177     $ 175,440  

Divided by: Sales volumes (MBoe)

    3,436.0       1,369.0       8,936.9       3,395.8  

Cash Margin per Boe, excluding effects of derivatives

  $ 62.52     $ 57.44     $ 71.07     $ 51.66  

Cash Margin

  $ 214,820     $ 78,642     $ 635,177     $ 175,440  

General and administrative expenses

  $ 6,637     $ 3,843     $ 12,470     $ 8,885  

Divided by: Sales volumes (MBoe)

    3,436.0       1,369.0       8,936.9       3,395.8  

Cash Operating Margin per Boe, excluding effects of derivatives

  $ 64.45     $ 60.25     $ 72.47     $ 54.28  




Investor Contact:


Ryan Hightower

Vice President, Business Development




Source: HighPeak Energy, Inc.