More than 2.5% of Total Common Stock Repurchased to Date;
Share Repurchase Authorization Increased by 40%
Company Initiates Higher than Expected Inaugural Quarterly Cash Dividend to Shareholders
HOUSTON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / July 7, 2022 / Ranger Oil Corporation ("Ranger" or the "Company") (NASDAQ:ROCC) today announced the current status of its ongoing share repurchase program along with an expansion of its cash return framework, increasing its share repurchase program and initiating an inaugural quarterly cash dividend.
- Since early May 2022, Ranger has repurchased more than $40 million (approximately 1.2 million shares) of its Class A common stock, representing more than 2.5% of total common stock outstanding, at an average price of approximately $33.76 per share. After giving effect to shares repurchased to date, Ranger expects to have approximately 42.5 million shares of common stock outstanding.
- Given the continued strength in Ranger's financial position and outlook, the Company's Board of Directors authorized an increase in the share repurchase program from $100 million to $140 million, effectively reloading the capacity in the program for amounts repurchased to date. In addition, the Board extended the term of the program by one quarter through June 30, 2023.
- The Company's Board of Directors also declared an inaugural quarterly cash dividend of $0.075 per share of Class A common stock, payable on August 4, 2022 to Class A common stockholders of record as of the close of business on July 25, 2022. This dividend is 20% higher than previously announced expectations.
Darrin Henke, Ranger President and CEO, said, "In addition to the strategic acquisitions we recently announced, we have made material progress in our initial effort to acquire our shares at an attractive price, which we believe is materially less than the implied value per share of our proved developed reserves at current commodity prices."
Henke continued, "Today marks a significant milestone for Ranger as we strengthen our cash return framework for shareholders. Upsizing our share repurchase program and instituting an inaugural cash dividend reflect the strength of our assets and balance sheet, as well as the confidence we have in our outlook for strong and sustainable free cash generation. Our robust cash flow profile is focused on disciplined organic re-investment, ongoing deleveraging, returning capital to shareholders and accretive consolidation in the Eagle Ford. We remain focused on increasing the intrinsic value per share of Ranger by deploying capital to these key initiatives with attractive return profiles, while also mitigating potential downside risk through our low leverage and increasing scale."
About Ranger Oil Corporation
Ranger Oil is a pure-play independent oil and gas company engaged in the development and production of oil, NGLs and natural gas, with operations in the Eagle Ford shale in South Texas. For more information, please visit our website at www.Rangeroil.com
Expectations regarding the announced share repurchase program and future dividends are subject to a variety of factors, including among other things, our earnings, liquidity, capital requirements, financial condition, management's assessment of the intrinsic value of the Class A Common Stock, the market price of the Company's Class A Common Stock, general market and economic conditions, commodity prices, available liquidity, compliance with the Company's debt and other agreements, applicable legal requirements and other factors deemed relevant. In connection with any dividend, Ranger's operating subsidiary will also make a corresponding distribution to its common unitholders.
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SOURCE: Ranger Oil Corporation
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Released July 7, 2022