Cabot O&G 2Q15: Production Up 8%, Net Income Down 109%

Last Friday Cabot Oil & Gas released their second quarter 2015 operational and financial update, along with holding a conference call to update financial analysts. Below is the Friday press release/update with the particulars of Cabot’s performance during 2Q15. There’s a lot to love about Cabot, one of our favorite Marcellus drillers. Production in the Marcellus year over year for the second quarter was up 7% from 2014 (total natgas production up 8% for all plays). The company continues to get leaner and meaner when it comes to controlling costs. For the first half of the year in 2015, Cabot has managed to trim the time it takes them to drill a well by four days from the time it took them just last year–meaning a 15% cost savings overall. Cabot, whose operations and drilling program is a fraction of the size of Chesapeake Energy, is worth twice as much as Chesapeake. Cabot’s market capitalization (the amount of stock issued times the price per share) is $10.96 billion as of this morning. Chesapeake’s market cap? $5.51 billion. That must really frost corporate raider Carl Icahn. 🙂 Anywho, Cabot is not immune to the brutally low prices for natural gas they receive in the northeast. In Cabot’s small neck of the woods, prices for natural gas are the lowest in the country. And that means Cabot has, finally, gone into negative earnings territory…

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