InPlay Oil (IPOOF) – Estimates finetuned down to reflect weak December-quarter energy prices

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Tuesday, January 09, 2024

InPlay Oil is a junior oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in Alberta focused on light oil production. The company operates long-lived, low-decline properties with drilling development and enhanced oil recovery potential as well as undeveloped lands with exploration possibilities. The common shares of InPlay trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol IPO and the OTCQX Exchange under the symbol IPOOF.

Michael Heim, Senior Vice President, Equity Research Analyst, Energy & Transportation, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.

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As indicated in our last energy industry report, oil and natural gas prices were weak in the December quarter. WTI oil prices averaged $78.40/bbl. in the quarter, below our previous estimate of $80/bbl. Henry Hub natural gas prices average $2.74/mcf., below our previous estimate of $3.25/mcf. due to warm weather. The C$ to US$ exchange rate was 1.35 times, slightly higher than our 1.33 estimate. We have adjusted our InPlay models to reflect updated results.

We are fine tuning our estimates to reflect lower energy prices and a higher exchange rate. Our revenue estimate for the 2023  December quarter has been lowered to C$44.7 million from C$47.2 million. Our EBITDA estimate for the quarter is now C$23.3 million, down from C$25.5 million and our Adjusted Fund Flow estimate is C$18.9 million, down from C$20.6 million. Our EPS estimate for the quarter drops to C$0.08 from C$0.09. We have not made any changes to our 2024 estimates. With this report, we are initiating 2024 quarterly estimates.

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