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Acquisitions and Divestitures

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Acquisitions and Divestitures
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
Acquisitions [Abstract]  
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Acquisitions and Divestitures
Acquisitions
Hunt Acquisition
In December 2017, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement with Hunt Oil Company (“Hunt”) to acquire certain oil and gas assets in the Eagle Ford Shale, primarily in Gonzales County, Texas for $86.0 million in cash, subject to adjustments (the “Hunt Acquisition”). The Hunt Acquisition had an effective date of October 1, 2017, and closed on March 1, 2018, at which time we paid cash consideration of $84.4 million. In connection with the Hunt Acquisition, we also acquired working interests in certain wells that we previously drilled as operator in which Hunt had rights to participate prior to the transaction closing. Accumulated costs, net of suspended revenues for these wells was $13.8 million, which we have reflected as a component of the total net assets acquired. We funded the Hunt Acquisition with borrowings under the Credit Facility.
The final settlement of the Hunt Acquisition occurred in July 2018, at which time an additional $0.2 million of acquisition costs was allocated from certain working capital components and Hunt transferred $1.4 million to us primarily for suspended revenues attributable to the acquired properties.
We incurred a total of $0.5 million of transaction costs for legal, due diligence and other professional fees associated with the Hunt Acquisition, including $0.1 million in 2017 and $0.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. These costs have been recognized as a component of our G&A expenses.
We accounted for the Hunt Acquisition by applying the acquisition method of accounting as of March 1, 2018. The following table represents the final fair values assigned to the net assets acquired and the total acquisition cost incurred, including consideration transferred to Hunt:
Assets
 
 
Oil and gas properties - proved
 
$
82,443

Oil and gas properties - unproved
 
16,339

Liabilities
 
 
Revenue suspense
 
1,448

Asset retirement obligations
 
356

Net assets acquired
 
$
96,978

 
 
 
Cash consideration paid to Hunt, net
 
$
82,955

Application of working capital adjustments
 
245

Accumulated costs, net of suspended revenues, for wells in which Hunt had rights to participate
 
13,778

Total acquisition costs incurred
 
$
96,978


Valuation of Acquisitions
The fair value of the oil and gas properties acquired in the Hunt Acquisition was measured using valuation techniques that convert future cash flows to a single discounted amount. Significant inputs to the valuation include estimates of: (i) reserves, (ii) future operating and development costs, (iii) future commodity prices, (iv) future cash flows, (v) the timing of our development plans and (vi) a market-based weighted-average cost of capital. Because many of these inputs are not observable, we have classified the initial fair value estimates as Level 3 inputs as that term is defined in GAAP.
Impact of Acquisitions on Actual and Pro Forma Results of Operations
The results of operations attributable to the Hunt Acquisition have been included in our Consolidated Financial Statements for the periods after March 1, 2018. The Hunt Acquisition provided revenues and estimated earnings (including revenues less operating expenses and excluding allocations of interest expense and income taxes) of approximately $0.4 million and $0.2 million, respectively, for the period from March 1, 2018 through March 31, 2018. As the properties and working interests acquired in connection with the Hunt Acquisition are included within our existing Eagle Ford acreage, it is not practical or meaningful to disclose revenues and earnings unique to those assets for periods beyond those during which they were acquired, as they were fully integrated into our regional operations soon after their acquisition. The following table presents unaudited summary pro forma financial information for the three months ended March 31, 2018, assuming the Hunt Acquisition occurred as of January 1, 2018. The pro forma financial information does not purport to represent what our actual results of operations would have been if the Hunt Acquisition had occurred as of this date, or the results of operations for any future periods.
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
Total revenues
 
$
82,456

Net income
 
$
12,407

Net income per share - basic
 
$
0.82

Net income per share - diluted
 
$
0.82


Divestitures
Mid-Continent Divestiture
In June 2018, we entered into a purchase and sale agreement with a third party to sell all of our remaining Mid-Continent oil and gas properties, located primarily in Oklahoma in the Granite Wash, for $6.0 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. The sale had an effective date of March 1, 2018 and closed on July 31, 2018, and we received proceeds of $6.2 million. The sale proceeds and de-recognition of certain assets and liabilities were recorded as a reduction of our net oil and gas properties. In November 2018, we paid $0.5 million, including $0.2 million of suspended revenues, to the buyer in connection with the final settlement.
The Mid-Continent properties had asset retirement obligations (“AROs”) of $0.3 million as well as a net working capital deficit attributable to the oil and gas properties of $1.3 million as of July 31, 2018. The net pre-tax operating income attributable to the Mid-Continent assets was $0.8 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.
Sales of Undeveloped Acreage, Rights and Other Assets
In February 2018, we sold our undeveloped acreage holdings in the Tuscaloosa Marine Shale in Louisiana that were scheduled to expire in 2019. In March 2018, we sold certain undeveloped deep leasehold rights in Oklahoma. We received a combined total of $1.6 million for these leasehold and other assets which were applied as a reduction of our net oil and gas properties.