Friday, November 10, 2023
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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Production increased 6% quarter over quarter despite continued curtailments and unplanned downtime. Curtailments and well pressure issues have hampered production for InPlay and other Canadian producers in recent quarters. InPlay invested $27.5 million during the quarter to drill and make infrastructure improvements. This represents more than half of the year’s capital expenditure budget. During the quarter, the company completed six wells and upgraded a natural gas facility to process 66% more gas.
InPlay reported strong results in the 2023-3Q and 2023-4Q should be better. Management indicated that its investments should lead to the fourth quarter being the highest production quarter of the year. Management did not make any changes to its guidance for 2023, 2024, and 2025 production and fund flow generation. With a drop in capital expenditures in the upcoming quarter, management should have ample cash flow to pay dividends (7% yield), strategically repurchase shares, and explore small add-on acquisitions.
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