Diversified Gas & Oil have declared a dividend of $4cents per share

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Diversified Gas & Oil have declared a dividend of $4cents per share

Diversified Gas & Oil are recommending a final quarterly dividend of $0.04/share, bringing the full-year 2020 dividend to $0.1525/share, 10% higher than 2019 ($0.1392/share), supported by accretive growth of its low-decline, long-life assets

Other financial highlights include:

• December exit rate production of 103 MBoepd (617 MMcfepd), 8% higher than 2019 exit (95 MBoepd)

◦ Exceptionally low corporate annual decline rate of ~7% including both conventional and unconventional wells

◦ DGO stands as the largest independent producer on the London Stock Exchange ("LSE")

• Hedged Adjusted EBITDA of $301 million (up 10% over $273 million in 2019) bolstered by hedge cash settlements of $145 million that significantly offset low natural gas prices

◦ Indicative of the improved natural gas pricing outlook that creates a non-cash pre-tax mark-to-market hedge valuation loss of $239 million, the Group reported a net loss of $23 million in 2020 (2019: $99 million net income inclusive of a pre-tax non-cash mark-to-market hedge valuation gain of $20 million) 

◦ Adjusted Net Income of $175 million represents an 83% increase over prior year (2019: $96 million) and excludes the mark-to-market valuation change and other non-cash and non-recurring items

• Adjusted Total Revenue (which includes $145 million of cash hedge settlements) of $553 million was 8% higher in 2020 vs 2019 ($512 million including $49 million of hedge cash settlements) 

◦ Total revenue (which excludes hedge settlements) of $409 million in 2020 vs. $462 million in 2019 due to lower commodity prices in 2020 partially offset by higher production from acquired production (Carbon and EQT assets)

• Cash Margin of 54% driven by a 10% reduction in total cash expenses to $1.15/Mcfe ($6.92/Boe) and hedge cash settlements


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