GeoPark Reports Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2022 Results - GeoPark
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GeoPark Limited (“GeoPark” or the “Company”) (NYSE: GPRK), a leading independent Latin American oil and gas explorer, operator and consolidator reports its consolidated financial results for the three-month period ended December 31, 2022 (“Fourth Quarter” or “4Q2022”). A conference call to discuss 4Q2022 financial results will be held on March 9, 2023 at 10:00 am (Eastern Standard Time).

All figures are expressed in US Dollars and growth comparisons refer to the same period of the prior year, except when specified. Definitions and terms used herein are provided in the Glossary at the end of this document. This release does not contain all of the Company’s financial information and should be read in conjunction with GeoPark’s consolidated financial statements and the notes to those statements for the period ended December 31, 2022, available on the Company’s website.


Production Growth in Core and Most Profitable Assets

  • Average production of 38,433 boepd / Full-year 2022 average production of 38,620 boepd, within guidance
  • Llanos 34 block (GeoPark operated, 45% WI) annual average gross production up 2% to 57,016 bopd
  • CPO-5 block (GeoPark non-operated, 30% WI) annual average gross production up 50% to 18,600 bopd

Record Revenue, Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Flow & Net Profit

  • Revenue of $231.0 million / Full-year revenue of $1.05 billion
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $132.1 million / Full-year adjusted EBITDA of $540.8 million
  • Operating Profit of $81.7 million / Full-year operating profit of $429.1 million
  • Cash flow from operations of $113.4 million / Full-year cash flow from operations of $467.5 million
  • Net profit of $52.2 million / Full-year net profit of $224.4 million ($3.8 basic earnings per share)

Cost and Capital Efficiency as Key Differentiators

  • Despite inflationary pressures, maintained costs in line: full-year operating costs and cash G&A decreased by 1% to $98.6 million and $40.3 million, respectively
  • Capital expenditures of $53.6 million / Full-year capital expenditures of $168.8 million
  • 2022 adjusted EBITDA to capital expenditures ratio of 3.2x
  • 2022 annual return on capital employed of 60%[1]

Sustained Debt Reduction and a Stronger Balance Sheet

  • Paid down $170 million of gross debt in 2022 ($275 million since April 2021)
  • Full-year interest payments decreased to $36.5 million (from $42.6 million), expected to be further reduced to $27-30 million in 2023
  • Net leverage of 0.7x and no principal debt maturities until 2027
  • Cash in hand of $128.8 million

Tripled Shareholder Returns

  • 2022 cash dividends increased by 236% to $24.3 million
  • 2022 share buybacks increased by 206% to $36.3 million
  • Renewed discretionary share buyback program for up to 10% of shares outstanding until December 2023
  • Quarterly cash dividend of $0.13 per share, or approximately $7.5 million, payable on March 31, 2023

Enhanced ESG Performance, Ratings & Recognition

  • Interconnected the Llanos 34 block to Colombia’s national power grid and installed a solar park in 2022, key drivers to continue improving the Llanos 34 block’s industry-leading carbon footprint
  • 2022 preliminary emissions intensity expected to decrease by 30-35% to 12-13 kg CO2e per boe[2]
  • MSCI ESG Ratings upgraded GeoPark rating to “A”, a multi-year rating improvement (“B” in 2018, “BB” in 2019 and “BBB” in 2021)
  • GeoPark was included for a second consecutive year in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, covering companies with best-in-class gender-related practices and policies

2023 Work Program: Strong Cash Generation with More Shareholder Returns

  • 2023 production guidance of 39,500-41,500 boepd (excluding potential production from exploration drilling)
  • Self-funded 2023 capital expenditures program of $200-220 million to drill 50-55 gross wells
  • At $80-90 per bbl Brent, GeoPark expects to generate an Adjusted EBITDA of $510-580 million and a free cash flow of $120-140 million, targeting to return 40-50% of free cash flow after taxes[3] to shareholders

Andrés Ocampo, Chief Executive Officer of GeoPark, said: “In 2022 GeoPark posted record-setting results, the best financial performance of the Company in its 20-year history, a solid team achievement. Our high-quality asset base and streamlined cost structure allowed us to capture the advantages of a higher oil price environment and combined with our disciplined capital allocation resulted in record net profit and free cash flow to significantly reduce our debt and triple our dividends and buybacks at the same time. We look forward to continue executing our 2023 work program which was designed to grow our production while pursuing an ambitious exploration drilling program focused on low-risk, high-return opportunities, uniquely positioning GeoPark to continue generating and returning value.”


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[1] Return on average capital employed is defined as 2022 operating profit divided by average total assets minus current liabilities.

[2] Final 2022 CO2e emissions to be published jointly with the 2022 SPEED report in early 2Q2023.

[3] Free cash flow is used here as Adjusted EBITDA less capital expenditures, mandatory interest payments and cash taxes. 2023 cash taxes include GeoPark’s preliminary estimates of the full impact of the new tax reform in Colombia, irrespective of the timing of its cash impact, expected in 2023 or early 2024. The Company is unable to present a quantitative reconciliation of the 2023 Adjusted EBITDA which is a forward-looking non-GAAP measure, because the Company cannot reliably predict certain of the necessary components, such as write-off of unsuccessful exploration efforts or impairment loss on non-financial assets, etc. Since free cash flow is calculated based on Adjusted EBITDA, for similar reasons, the Company does not provide a quantitative reconciliation of the 2023 free cash flow forecast.


Stacy Steimel
Shareholder Value Director
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Miguel Bello
Market Access Director
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Diego Gully
Investor Relations Director
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Communications Department