Company profile

Frank Alan Lodzinski
Incorporated in
Fiscal year end
Former names
Basic Earth Science Systems Inc
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ESTE stock data



6 Nov 19
11 Dec 19
31 Dec 19


Company financial data Financial data

Quarter (USD) Sep 19 Jun 19 Mar 19 Dec 18
Revenue 39.2M 44.54M 40.73M 41.24M
Net income 11.77M 8.78M -17.2M 36.13M
Diluted EPS 0.41 0.3 -0.6 1.28
Net profit margin 30.02% 19.70% -42.24% 87.62%
Operating income 9.56M 12.35M 10.44M -10.02M
Net change in cash 4.03M 5.36M 50K -13.05M
Cash on hand 9.82M 5.79M 426K 376K
Annual (USD) Dec 18 Dec 17 Dec 16 Dec 15
Revenue 165.36M 108.08M 42.27M 47.46M
Net income 42.33M -12.51M -54.54M -116.66M
Diluted EPS 1.5 -0.53 -2.92 -8.43
Net profit margin 25.60% -11.58% -129% -246%
Operating income 44.06M -49.88M -46.02M -149.23M
Net change in cash -22.58M 12.76M -13.06M -77.18M
Cash on hand 376K 22.96M 10.2M 23.26M

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Financial report summary

  • Oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices are volatile. Their prices at times since 2014 have adversely affected, and in the future may adversely affect, our business, financial condition and results of operations and our ability to meet our capital expenditure obligations and financial commitments. Volatile and lower prices may also negatively impact our stock price.
  • As a result of low prices for oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, we have taken and may be required to take significant future write-downs of the financial carrying values of our properties.
  • Any significant reduction in our borrowing base under the EEH Credit Agreement as a result of a periodic borrowing base redetermination or otherwise may negatively impact our liquidity and, consequently, our ability to fund our operations, including capital expenditures, and we may not have sufficient funds to repay borrowings under the EEH Credit Agreement or any other obligation if required as a result of a borrowing base redetermination.
  • Unless we replace our reserves, our production and estimated reserves will decline, which may adversely affect our financial condition, results of operations and/or cash flows.
  • Estimates of proved oil and natural gas reserves involve assumptions and any material inaccuracies in these assumptions will materially affect the quantities and the value of those reserves.
  • The standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows from our estimated proved reserves may not be the same as the current market value of our estimated oil and natural gas reserves.
  • Our development and exploratory drilling efforts and our well operations may not be profitable or achieve our targeted returns.
  • Properties we acquire may not produce as projected and we may be unable to determine reserve potential, identify liabilities associated with the properties that we acquire or obtain protection from sellers against such liabilities.
  • Future drilling and completion activities associated with identified drilling locations may be adversely affected by factors that could materially alter the occurrence or timing of their drilling and completion, which in certain instances could prevent production prior to the expiration date of mineral leases for such locations.
  • Multi-well pad drilling may result in volatility in our operating results.
  • The unavailability or high cost of additional drilling rigs, equipment, supplies, personnel and oilfield services could adversely affect our ability to execute our development plans within our budget and on a timely basis.
  • Our acquisition, development and exploitation projects require substantial capital expenditures. We may be unable to obtain required capital or financing on satisfactory terms, which could limit growth or lead to a decline in our reserves.
  • A negative shift in investor sentiment towards the oil and gas industry could adversely affect our ability to raise equity and debt capital.
  • We have incremental cash inflows and outflows as a result of our hedging activities. To the extent we are unable to obtain future hedges at attractive prices or our derivative activities are not effective, our cash flows and financial condition may be adversely impacted.
  • Derivatives reform legislation and related regulations could have an adverse effect on our ability to hedge risks associated with our business.
  • The oil and natural gas industry is highly competitive, and our small size puts us at a disadvantage in competing for resources.
  • Failure to complete additional acquisitions could limit our potential growth.
  • Acquisitions involve a number of risks, including the risk that we will discover unanticipated liabilities or other problems associated with the acquired business or property.
  • We may incur substantial losses and be subject to substantial liability claims as a result of our oil and natural gas operations, including our drilling operations.
  • The nature of our business and assets exposes us to significant compliance costs and liabilities.
  • Federal, state and local legislation and regulatory initiatives relating to hydraulic fracturing could result in increased costs and additional operating restrictions or delays.
  • Extreme weather conditions could adversely affect our ability to conduct drilling and production activities in the areas where we operate.
  • Climate change legislation or regulations restricting emissions of "greenhouse gases" could result in increased operating costs and reduced demand for the oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids we produce.
  • Our oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids are sold in a limited number of geographic markets so an oversupply in any of those areas could have a material negative effect on the price we receive.
  • We may incur more taxes and certain of our projects may become uneconomic if certain federal income tax deductions currently available with respect to oil and natural gas exploration and development are eliminated as a result of future legislation.
  • Our operations are substantially dependent on the availability, use and disposal of water. New legislation and regulatory initiatives or restrictions relating to water disposal wells could have a material adverse effect on our future business, financial condition, operating results and prospects.
  • Any change to government regulation or administrative practices may have a negative impact on our ability to operate and our profitability.
  • The marketability of our production is dependent upon gathering systems, transportation facilities and processing facilities that we do not own or control. If these facilities or systems are unavailable, our oil and natural gas production can be interrupted and our revenues reduced.
  • We operate or participate in oil and natural gas leases with third parties who may not be able to fulfill their commitments to our projects.
  • Use of debt financing may adversely affect our strategy.
  • Non-operated properties are controlled by third parties that may not allow us to proceed with our planned capital expenditures. Activities on our operated properties could also be limited or subject to penalties.
  • Because we cannot control activities on properties we do not operate, we cannot directly control the timing of exploration and development projects. If we are unable to fund required capital expenditures with respect to non-operated properties, our interests in those properties may be reduced or forfeited.
  • A cyber incident could result in information theft, data corruption, operational disruption and/or financial loss.
  • We are subject to litigation relating to Bold and the Bold Transaction, and we may be subject to additional litigation, any of which could adversely affect our business, financial condition and operating results.
  • Hurricanes, earthquakes and other natural disasters could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations.
  • The loss or unavailability of any of our executive officers or other key employees could have a material adverse effect on our business.
  • We are a holding company and the sole manager of EEH. Our only material asset is our equity interest in EEH and, accordingly, we are dependent upon distributions from EEH to cover our corporate and other overhead expenses and pay taxes.
  • Our principal stockholders hold a substantial majority of the voting power of our Class A Common Stock and Class B Common Stock.
  • Future sales of our Class A Common Stock in the public market, or the perception that such sales may occur, could reduce our stock price, and any additional capital raised by us through the sale of equity may dilute your ownership in us.
  • Bold Holdings and its permitted transferees have the right to exchange their EEH Units and shares of Class B Common Stock for our Class A Common Stock pursuant to the terms of the EEH LLC Agreement.
  • We have no plans to pay dividends on our Class A Common Stock. Stockholders may not receive funds without selling their shares.
  • Our Board of Directors can, without stockholder approval, cause preferred stock to be issued on terms that could adversely affect our common stockholders.
  • The price of our Class A Common Stock may fluctuate significantly, which could negatively affect us and holders of our Class A Common Stock.
  • We are subject to certain requirements of Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. If we fail to comply with the requirements of Section 404 or if we or our auditors identify and report material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting, our investors may lose confidence in our reported information and our stock price may be negatively affected.
  • Anti-takeover provisions could make a third-party acquisition difficult.
  • Our stockholders may act by unilateral written consent.
Management Discussion
  • Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
  • This discussion and other items in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q contain forward-looking statements and information that are based on management’s beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management. When used in this document, the words “believe,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intend,” “may,” “will,” “project,” “forecast,” “plan,” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Although management believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct. These statements are subject to numerous risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Certain of these risks are summarized in this report and under “Item 1A. Risk Factors” in our 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K that was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), which you should read carefully in connection with our forward-looking statements. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated. We undertake no obligation to release publicly any revisions to these forward-looking statements that may be made to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
  • You should read “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in conjunction with the corresponding sections and our audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, which are included in our 2018 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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