August 15, 2012 at 08:30 AM EDT
GeoMet Announces Financial and Operating Results for the Quarter and Six Months Ended June 30, 2012

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 08/15/12 -- GeoMet, Inc. (OTCQB: GMET) (NASDAQ: GMETP) ("GeoMet" or the "Company") today announced its financial and operating results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012.

William C. Rankin, GeoMet's President and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "The average price received before hedging activities for natural gas sold during the quarter was $2.24 per Mcf, our lowest quarterly price in many years. Lower gas prices were the primary factor in the large ceiling cost write down, the reduction in our proved natural gas reserves and the increase in our depletion expenses. Adjusted for hedge settlement payments received during the quarter, the realized gas price was $4.47 per Mcf. The Company generated Adjusted EBITDA of $3.6 million for the quarter which does not include $2.4 million in settlement payments related to the return of basis on acquired hedges." Mr. Rankin added, "We also completed the disposition of our Canadian operations during the quarter resulting in a significant reduction in future obligations. Mr. Rankin went on to say, "The recent amendment to our bank credit agreement was a significant step toward resolving the Company's borrowing base deficiency. We believe this was possible as a result of our hedge positions and the long life shallow decline nature of our natural gas reserve base."

Second Quarter 2012 Financial and Operating Results

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss of $53.9 million. Included in the net loss was a $42.3 million pre-tax, non-cash impairment to the Company's gas properties, a $10.2 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivative contracts and a $0.7 million non-cash loss on the disposal of our Canadian operations. The Company received net cash payments of $7.7 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the current year quarter. The net loss for the 2012 quarter also included $0.8 million from non-routine charges relating to restructuring of the Company's senior management. For the quarter ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported net income of $1.1 million. Included in net income was a $0.2 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market gain on natural gas derivative contracts. The Company received net cash payments of $1.5 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the 2011 quarter.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $55.0 million, or $1.37 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were non-cash charges of $0.5 million for accretion of preferred stock and $0.6 million for paid-in-kind ("PIK") dividends on preferred stock. For the quarter ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $0.7 million, or $0.02 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the quarter ended June 30, 2011 were non-cash charges of $0.4 million for accretion of preferred stock and $1.3 million for PIK dividends on preferred stock.

Adjusted Net Loss for the current year quarter was $0.2 million down from Adjusted Net Income of $0.9 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted Net (Loss) Income to Net (Loss) Income.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2012, Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $3.6 million from $4.7 million in the prior year quarter. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income. Adjusted EBITDA, including the return of basis in the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts in the amount of $2.4 million acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase, totaled $6.0 million for the current year quarter. We believe this non-GAAP measure is also important for the reporting period because it includes the total cash flows being generated by the hedges acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase. Such hedges were integral and a critical component of the value related to acquired gas properties.

Revenues combined with cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts increased to $15.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 from $9.9 million in the prior year quarter. The average natural gas price, adjusted for cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, was $4.47 per Mcf during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 versus $5.36 per Mcf for the prior year quarter. Revenues, as reported for the quarter ended June 30, 2012, which excludes the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, were $7.8 million, as compared to $8.4 million for the prior year quarter. The average natural gas price, excluding the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 was $2.24 per Mcf as compared to the prior year quarter average of $4.53 per Mcf.

Average net gas sales volumes for the quarter ended June 30, 2012 were 37.9 MMcf per day, an 87% increase from the same quarter in 2011 primarily due to the properties acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase.

Six Months Ended June 30, 2012 Financial and Operating Results

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss of $106.9 million. Included in the net loss was a $58.0 million pre-tax, non-cash impairment to the Company's gas properties, a $5.0 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivative contracts and a $0.7 million non-cash loss on the disposal of our Canadian operations. The Company received net cash payments of $15.0 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the current year period. The net loss for the 2012 period also included $0.8 million from non-routine charges relating to restructuring of the Company. For the six months ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported net income of $1.5 million. Included in net income was a $2.7 million pre-tax, non-cash, mark-to-market loss on natural gas derivative contracts. The Company received net cash payments of $5.0 million from the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts during the 2011 period.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $109.6 million, or $2.75 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were non-cash charges of $0.9 million for accretion of preferred stock and $1.9 million for PIK dividends on preferred stock. For the period ended June 30, 2011, GeoMet reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $2.0 million, or $0.05 per fully diluted share. Included in the net loss available to common stockholders for the period ended June 30, 2011 were non-cash charges of $0.9 million for accretion of preferred stock and $2.6 million for PIK dividends on preferred stock.

Adjusted Net Income for the current year period decreased to $0.7 million from $3.2 million in the prior year period. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted Net (Loss) Income to Net (Loss) Income.

For the six months ended June 30, 2012, Adjusted EBITDA decreased to $10.4 million from $10.7 million in the prior year period. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure. See the accompanying table for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Net (Loss) Income. Adjusted EBITDA, including the return of basis in the settlement of natural gas derivative contracts in the amount of $4.9 million acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase, totaled $15.3 million for the current year period. We believe this non-GAAP measure is also important for the reporting period because it includes the total cash flows being generated by the hedges acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase. Such hedges were integral and a critical component of the value related to acquired gas properties.

Revenues combined with cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, increased to $33.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2012 from $21.4 million in the prior year period. The average natural gas price, adjusted for cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, was $4.65 per Mcf during the six months ended June 30, 2012 versus $5.77 per Mcf for the prior year period. Revenues, as reported for the six months ended June 30, 2012, which excludes the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, were $18.0 million, as compared to $16.3 million for the prior year period. The average natural gas price, excluding the effects of cash settlements of natural gas derivative contracts, for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $2.52 per Mcf as compared to the prior year period average of $4.40 per Mcf.

Average net gas sales volumes for the six months ended June 30, 2012 were 39.0 MMcf per day, a 91% increase from the same period in 2011 primarily due to the properties acquired in the November 2011 asset purchase.

Forward-Looking Statements Notice

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Except for statements of historical facts, all statements included in the document, including those preceded by, followed by or that otherwise include the words "believe," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "estimates," "projects," "target," "goal," "plans," "objective," "should" or similar expressions or variations on such words are forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Among those risks, trends and uncertainties are volatility of future natural gas prices, which have been depressed recently, our estimate of the sufficiency of our existing capital sources, our ability to raise additional capital to fund cash requirements for future operations, the uncertainties involved in estimating quantities of proved natural gas reserves, in prospect development and property acquisitions and in projecting future rates of production, the timing of development expenditures and drilling of wells, and the operating hazards attendant to the oil and gas business. In particular, careful consideration should be given to cautionary statements made in the various reports the Company has filed with the SEC. GeoMet undertakes no duty to update or revise these forward-looking statements.

Conference Call Information

GeoMet will hold its quarterly conference call to discuss the results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012 on August 15, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. Central Time. To participate, dial (888) 312-3048 a few minutes before the call begins. Please reference GeoMet, Inc. conference ID 4797502. The call will also be broadcast live over the Internet from the Company's website at www.geometinc.com. A replay of the conference call will be accessible shortly after the end of the call on August 15, 2012 and will be available through August 22, 2012. To access the conference call replay, please dial (888) 203-1112 and enter replay pass code 4797502 when prompted.

About GeoMet, Inc.

GeoMet, Inc. is an independent energy company primarily engaged in the exploration for and development and production of natural gas from coal seams ("coalbed methane") and non-conventional shallow gas. Our principal operations and producing properties are located in the Cahaba and Black Warrior Basins in Alabama and the Central Appalachian Basin in Virginia and West Virginia. We also control additional coalbed methane and oil and gas development rights, principally in Alabama, Virginia, and West Virginia.

For more information please contact Stephen M. Smith at (713) 287-2251 (ssmith@geometcbm.com) or visit our website at www.geometinc.com.


                                GEOMET, INC.
              CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
                  (In thousands, except per share amounts)

                                  Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                       June 30,              June 30,
                                 --------------------  --------------------
                                    2012       2011       2012       2011
Revenues:
  Gas sales                      $   7,712  $   8,331  $  17,855  $  16,182
  Operating fees and other              59         73        135        145
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total revenues                       7,771      8,404     17,990     16,327

Expenses:
  Total production expenses          7,157      4,184     14,307      8,375
  Depreciation, depletion and
   amortization                      3,290      1,604      6,921      3,224
  Impairment of gas properties      42,256         --     58,035         --
  General and administrative         1,366      1,495      2,668      2,925
  Restructuring costs                  765         --        765         --
  Realized gains on derivative
   contracts                        (5,311)    (1,536)   (10,104)    (5,033)
  Unrealized losses (gains) on
   derivative contracts             10,203       (197)     4,979      2,653
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Total operating expenses            59,726      5,550     77,571     12,144

Operating (loss) income            (51,955)     2,854    (59,581)     4,183
Other expenses & interest, net      (1,267)      (829)    (2,544)    (1,659)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

(Loss) income before income taxes  (53,222)     2,025    (62,125)     2,524
Income tax expense                      (6)      (902)   (44,031)      (907)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

(Loss) income before discontinued
 operations                        (53,228)     1,123   (106,156)     1,617
Discontinued operations, net of
 tax                                  (676)       (51)      (696)       (94)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net (loss) income                $ (53,904) $   1,072  $(106,852) $   1,523
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Accretion of Preferred Stock          (471)      (436)      (933)      (860)
Cash Dividends on Preferred Stock       (1)        (1)        (1)        (1)
PIK Dividends on Preferred Stock      (619)    (1,336)    (1,861)    (2,632)
                                 ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net loss available to common
 stockholders                    $ (54,995) $    (701) $(109,647) $  (1,970)
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========

Net loss per common share:
Basic                            $   (1.37) $   (0.02) $   (2.75) $   (0.05)
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Diluted                          $   (1.37) $   (0.02) $   (2.75) $   (0.05)
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Weighted average number of common
 shares:
Basic                               40,004     39,618     39,883     39,544
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========
Diluted                             40,004     39,618     39,883     39,544
                                 =========  =========  =========  =========



                                GEOMET, INC.
                    CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
                               (In thousands)

                                                    June 30,    December 31,
                                                      2012          2011
                                                  ------------  ------------
                      ASSETS
Current Assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                       $      5,424  $        458
  Accounts receivable                                    3,588         4,402
  Inventory                                                627           597
  Derivative asset - natural gas hedges                 14,448        20,685
  Other current assets                                   1,246         1,141
                                                  ------------  ------------

Total current assets                                    25,333        27,283
                                                  ------------  ------------

Property and equipment - net                           112,167       176,393
                                                  ------------  ------------

Other noncurrent assets:
  Derivative asset - natural gas hedges                                1,766
  Deferred income taxes                                  3,889        48,171
  Other                                                  3,090         3,533
                                                  ------------  ------------

Total other noncurrent assets                            6,979        53,470
                                                  ------------  ------------

TOTAL ASSETS                                      $    144,479  $    257,146
                                                  ============  ============

LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE AND STOCKHOLDERS' (DEFICIT)
                       EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
  Accounts payable                                $      6,756  $      7,500
  Accrued liabilities                                    4,016         3,936
  Deferred income taxes                                  3,888         4,153
  Derivative liability - natural gas contracts              79
  Asset retirement liability                                              32
  Current portion of long-term debt                     15,900            92
                                                  ------------  ------------

Total current liabilities                               30,639        15,713
                                                  ------------  ------------

Long-term debt                                         132,700       158,172
Asset retirement liability                               8,318         8,139
Derivative liability - natural gas contracts             1,823
Other long-term accrued liabilities                         76             8
                                                  ------------  ------------

TOTAL LIABILITIES                                      173,556       182,032
                                                  ------------  ------------


Mezzanine equity:
Series A Convertible Redeemable Preferred Stock         32,178        28,483

Stockholders' (deficit) equity                         (61,255)       46,631
                                                  ------------  ------------

TOTAL LIABILITIES, MEZZANINE AND STOCKHOLDERS'
 (DEFICIT) EQUITY                                 $    144,479  $    257,146
                                                  ============  ============



                                GEOMET, INC.
               CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

                               (In thousands)

                                                         Six Months Ended
                                                              June 30,
                                                       --------------------
                                                          2012       2011
                                                       ---------  ---------
Net cash provided by operating activities              $  10,414  $   8,152
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (1)    4,421     (6,576)
Net cash used in financing activities (2)                 (9,874)    (1,332)
Effect of exchange rates changes on cash                       5          3
                                                       ---------  ---------
Increase in cash and cash equivalents                      4,966        247
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period             458        537
                                                       ---------  ---------
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period             $   5,424  $     784
                                                       =========  =========

(1)  Net cash provided by investing activities for the six months ended June
     30, 2012 primarily consists of the return of basis in the settlement of
     natural gas derivative contracts acquired in the November 2011 asset
     purchase.
(2)  Primarily consists of reducing bank debt.

                                GEOMET, INC.
                            OPERATING STATISTICS

                                      Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
                                           June 30,            June 30,
                                     ------------------- -------------------
                                        2012      2011      2012      2011
                                     --------- --------- --------- ---------

Per Mcf data ($/Mcf):
CONSOLIDATED
Net sales volumes (MMcf)                 3,448     1,840     7,078     3,679
Average natural gas sales price
 realized(1)                         $    3.78 $    5.36 $    3.95 $    5.77
Average natural gas sales price
 realized including return of basis
 (2)                                 $    4.47 $    5.36 $    4.65 $    5.77
Differential to NYMEX (3)            $    0.02 $    0.21 $    0.04 $    0.19
Average natural gas sales price      $    2.24 $    4.53 $    2.52 $    4.40
Lease operating expenses             $    1.29 $    1.57 $    1.26 $    1.59
Compression and transportation
 expenses                            $    0.67 $    0.52 $    0.64 $    0.51
Production taxes                     $    0.10 $    0.20 $    0.12 $    0.19
Total production expenses            $    2.06 $    2.29 $    2.02 $    2.29
Depletion                            $    0.92 $    0.83 $    0.95 $    0.83
CENTRAL APPALACHIAN BASIN
Net sales volumes (MMcf)                 2,455     1,396     4,970     2,796
Lease operating expenses             $    1.19 $    1.15 $    1.20 $    1.20
Compression and transportation
 expenses                            $    0.85 $    0.57 $    0.82 $    0.55
Production taxes                     $    0.10 $    0.19 $    0.11 $    0.18
Total production expenses            $    2.14 $    1.91 $    2.13 $    1.93
ALABAMA
Net sales volumes (MMcf)                   993       444     2,108       883
Lease operating expenses             $    1.55 $    2.77 $    1.41 $    2.78
Compression and transportation
 expenses                            $    0.22 $    0.41 $    0.22 $    0.36
Production taxes                     $    0.12 $    0.22 $    0.13 $    0.21
Total production expenses            $    1.89 $    3.40 $    1.76 $    3.35

(1)  Average natural gas sales price realized includes the effects of
     realized gains and losses on derivative contracts.
(2)  Average natural gas sales price realized including return of basis
     includes the effects of realized gains and losses on derivative
     contracts, as well as the return of the original basis in the
     derivative contracts.
(3)  The difference between the average natural gas price for the period,
     before the impact of gains on derivative contracts, and the final
     average settlement price for natural gas contracts on the New York
     Mercantile Exchange ("NYMEX") for each month during the applicable
     period weighted by gas sales volumes



                                GEOMET, INC.
                 CONSOLIDATED DERIVATIVE CONTRACT POSITIONS

At June 30, 2012, we had the following natural gas collar positions:


                                              Volume       Sold      Bought
Period                                        (MMBtu)    Ceiling     Floor
------------------------------------------  ----------  ---------  ---------
January 2014 through December 2015           3,650,000  $    4.30  $    3.60
January 2014 through December 2015           3,650,000  $    4.20  $    3.50
                                            ----------

                                             7,300,000
                                            ==========

At June 30, 2012, we had the following natural gas swap positions:


                                                        Volume       Fixed
Period                                                  (MMBtu)      Price
---------------------------------------------------  ------------  ---------
July through December 2012                                276,000  $    5.11
July through December 2012                                114,000  $    5.12
July through December 2012                                526,051  $    6.85
July through December 2012                                247,337  $    6.99
July through December 2012                                404,093  $    7.05
July through October 2012                                 492,000  $    5.73
July through October 2012                                 984,000  $    4.94
July through October 2012                               1,845,000  $    2.89
November 2012 through March 2013                          604,000  $    6.42
November 2012 through March 2013                          906,000  $    5.50
November 2012 through March 2013                        4,128,000  $    3.81
November 2012 through March 2013                        4,128,000  $    3.82
January 2013 through December 2013                      2,190,000  $    3.60
April 2013 through December 2013                        2,750,000  $    3.25
                                                     ------------

                                                       19,594,481
                                                     ============

At June 30, 2012, we had the following natural gas basis swap position:


                                                        Volume       Fixed
Period                                                  (MMBtu)      Basis
---------------------------------------------------  ------------  ---------
July through December 2012                                276,000  $    0.04



                                GEOMET, INC.
           RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED EBITDA TO NET (LOSS) INCOME

                               (In thousands)

                                   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                        June 30,              June 30,
                                  --------------------  --------------------
                                     2012       2011       2012       2011
                                  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net (loss) income                 $ (53,905) $   1,072  $(106,852) $   1,523
Add: Interest expense, net of
 interest income and amounts
 capitalized                          1,268        820      2,540      1,655
Add (Deduct): Other expense
 (income)                                --          8          4          4
Add (Deduct): Income tax expense
 (benefit)                                6        902     44,031        907
Add: Impairment of gas properties    42,256         --     58,035         --
Add: Depreciation, depletion and
 amortization (1)                     3,289      1,622      6,919      3,255
(Deduct) Add: Unrealized (gains)
 losses on derivative contracts      10,203       (197)     4,979      2,653
Add: Stock based compensation           279        317        393        452
Add: Accretion expense - asset
retirement obligations                  195        136        392        271
                                  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted EBITDA                   $   3,591  $   4,680  $  10,441  $  10,720
                                  =========  =========  =========  =========

 (1) Depreciation, depletion and amortization includes amounts reported in
     Discontinued operations, net of tax on the Condensed Consolidated
     Statements of Operations.

The table above reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net (loss) income. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as net (loss) income before net interest expense, other non-operating expense (income), income taxes, depreciation, depletion, amortization, impairment of gas properties, unrealized (gains) losses on natural gas derivative contracts, stock-based compensation and accretion expense. Although Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (GAAP), management believes that it is useful to GeoMet and to an investor in evaluating our company because it is a widely used measure to evaluate a company's cash flows and operating performance.


                                GEOMET, INC.
      RECONCILIATION OF ADJUSTED NET (LOSS) INCOME TO NET (LOSS) INCOME

                               (In thousands)

                                   Three Months Ended     Six Months Ended
                                        June 30,              June 30,
                                  --------------------  --------------------
                                     2012       2011       2012       2011
                                  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------

Net (loss) income                 $ (53,904) $   1,072  $(106,852) $   1,523
Add (Deduct): Unrealized (gains)
 losses on derivative contracts,
 net of tax                           6,306       (122)     3,077      1,639
Add: Valuation allowance             20,378         --     67,728         --
Add: Impairment of gas properties,
 net
of tax                               26,114         --     35,866         --
Add: Restructuring costs, net of
 tax                                    473         --        473         --
Add: Loss on the sale of Hudson's
 Hope
Gas Ltd., net of tax                    422         --        422         --
                                  ---------  ---------  ---------  ---------
Adjusted Net (Loss) Income        $    (211) $     950  $     714  $   3,162
                                  =========  =========  =========  =========

The table above reconciles Adjusted Net (Loss) Income to net (loss) income. Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is calculated by eliminating valuation allowance related to net deferred tax asset, unrealized (gains) losses on natural gas derivative contracts from net (loss) income, impairment of gas properties, acquisition costs, and their related tax effects to arrive at Adjusted Net Income. The tax effects are determined by calculating the tax provision for GAAP net (loss) income and comparing the results to the tax provision for Adjusted Net Income, which excludes the adjusting items. The difference in the tax provision calculations represents the effect of income taxes. The calculation is performed at the end of each quarter and, as a result, the tax rates for each discrete period are different. Although Adjusted Net (Loss) Income is a non-GAAP measure, we believe it is useful information for investors because the unrealized (gains) losses relate to derivative contracts that hedge our production in future months. The gains associated with derivative contracts that hedge current production are recognized in net (loss) income and are not eliminated in determining Adjusted Net Income. The adjustment better matches (gains) losses on natural gas derivative contracts with the period when the underlying hedged production occurs.

Contact:
Stephen M. Smith
(713) 287-2251
Email Contact

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