PED Stock Price Increases Over 25% Pre-Market: Why It Happened

By Amit Chowdhry ● Mar 23, 2021
  • The stock price of Pedevco Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: PED) fell by over 25% pre-market. This is why it happened.

The stock price of Pedevco Corp (NYSEAMERICAN: PED) – a publicly-traded energy company engaged in the acquisition and development of strategic, high growth energy projects in the US – fell by over 25% pre-market. Investors appear to be responding to the company announcing the results of two horizontal San Andres wells drilled and completed in its Phase II development program, as well as the sale of certain non-core assets in the D-J Basin, which added approximately $1.9 million in cash to the Company’s balance sheet.

These are the highlights:

– Initiated production on the Haley Chaveroo SA Unit 301H (Haley 301) and the Haley Chaveroo SA Unit 303H (Haley 303), each with an approximately 4,800-foot horizontal section in the San Andres formation

– Brought Haley 301 onto production with an average thirty-day peak initial production rate (IP30) of 428.6 gross barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) (85% oil)

– Brought Haley 303 onto production with an average thirty-day peak initial production rate (IP30) of 178.4 gross barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) (84% oil)

– Sold approximately 230 net leasehold acres in the D-J Basin for $6,000 per net acre, adding approximately $1.38 million in cash proceeds

– Sold non-operated working interest in one well located on the divested acreage position for $500,000, for a total of approximately $1.9 million cash added to the balance sheet

KEY QUOTE:

“We are encouraged by the IP30 rates of these two San Andres wells, which we believe further demonstrate the development potential of our Permian Basin Asset. We are also pleased to receive top-dollar for the sale of these non-core D-J Basin assets, which represent less than 2% of our total D-J Basin acreage. We believe that we are uniquely positioned with over $18.5 million of free cash, zero debt, and significant highly-prospective drilling inventory, which advantages we plan to aggressively leverage to develop our assets, pursue accretive merger and acquisition opportunities, and seek to deliver shareholder value.”

— Pedevco president J. Douglas Schick

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