Rex Energy Corp. plans to cut its capital expenditures significantly this year as it continues to explore options for repairing its balance sheet.
In an annual report filed late last week with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, the company said it has budgeted $78-83 million for its Appalachian operations this year, compared with $132.8 million in 2017. The company has sold various assets in recent years and today operates in Carroll County, OH, and Butler County, PA.
“In the event our cash flows are materially less than anticipated and/or other sources of capital we historically have utilized are not available on acceptable terms, we may curtail our capital spending,” management said in the filing.
The company continues to face financial headwinds. It recently defaulted on a semi-annual interest payment on its senior notes and its stock was delisted from the Nasdaq last week. It’s also had trouble meeting its financial reporting deadlines, submitting its annual report late and failing to date to report fourth quarter results. The company is in talks with its lenders about strategic alternatives to strengthen its balance sheet, including the possibility of filing for bankruptcy to restructure.Click here to read more.
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