Magnum Hunter Refinances Again, Dodges a Bullet…Just Barely

Magnum Hunter Resources (MHR) issued an interesting press release yesterday to notify investors that they dodged a bullet–for the moment–by refinancing certain loans and getting a new $60 million loan which will let them make their $29 million bond payment on Nov. 15 (see Magnum Hunter’s Latest Woes: More Investor Unrest, $29M Payment Due). The statement also said in light of “ongoing discussions regarding its capital structure” they won’t issue a press release on third quarter financials, and they won’t hold a conference call with investors. Not a good sign. One analyst we read rhetorically asks, Does this mean they avoid bankruptcy? “The short answer is NO,” was his reply. He maintains “working on capital structure” means they are headed for a prepackaged bankruptcy. The only question is, when will it happen? Here’s the latest MHR statement in what (sadly) feels like a death watch…

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