|RANGE RESOURCES CORP filed this Form 10-Q on 10/23/2018|
RANGE RESOURCES CORPORATION
(1) SUMMARY OF ORGANIZATION AND NATURE OF BUSINESS
Range Resources Corporation is a Fort Worth, Texas-based independent natural gas, natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) and oil company primarily engaged in the exploration, development and acquisition of natural gas and oil properties in the Appalachian and the North Louisiana regions of the United States. Our objective is to build stockholder value through consistent returns-focused growth, on a per share debt-adjusted basis, of both reserves and production on a cost-efficient basis. Range is a Delaware corporation with our common stock listed and traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “RRC”.
(2) BASIS OF PRESENTATION
These consolidated financial statements are unaudited but, in the opinion of management, reflect all adjustments necessary for fair presentation of the results for the periods presented. All adjustments are of a normal recurring nature unless otherwise disclosed. These consolidated financial statements, including selected notes, have been prepared in accordance with the applicable rules of the SEC and do not include all of the information and disclosures required by accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (“U.S. GAAP”) for complete financial statements.
These interim financial statements should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements and notes thereto included in the Range Resources Corporation 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on February 28, 2018. The results of operations for the third quarter and the nine months ended September 30, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected for the full year.
Inventory. As of September 30, 2018, we had $9.1 million of material and supplies inventory compared to $12.1 million at December 31, 2017. Material and supplies inventory consists of primarily tubular goods and equipment used in our operations and is stated at lower of specific cost of each inventory item or net realized value, on a first-in, first-out basis. At September 30, 2018, we also had commodity inventory of $1.5 million compared to $508,000 at December 31, 2017. Commodity inventory as of September 30, 2018 consists of NGLs held in storage or as line fill in pipelines.
Unproved Properties. Impairment of a significant portion of our unproved properties is assessed and amortized on an aggregate basis based on our average holding period, expected forfeiture rate and anticipated drilling success. In certain circumstances, our future plans to develop acreage may accelerate our impairment.
(3) NEW ACCOUNTING STANDARDS
Not Yet Adopted
Lease Accounting Standard
In February 2016, an accounting standards update was issued that requires an entity to recognize a right-of-use asset and lease liability for all leases with terms of more than twelve months. Classification of leases as either a finance or operating lease will determine the recognition, measurement and presentation of expenses. This accounting standards update also requires certain quantitative and qualitative disclosures about leasing arrangements. This standard does not apply to leases to explore for or use minerals, oil or natural gas resources, including the right to explore for those natural resources and rights to use the land in which those natural resources are contained. We are evaluating each of our lease arrangements and are currently enhancing our systems to track and calculate additional information necessary for adoption of this standard. We are evaluating the provisions of this accounting standards update and assessing the impact it will have on our consolidated results of operations, financial position and financial disclosures, in addition to developing any control changes necessary. While we have yet to finalize the impact this standards update will have on our consolidated financial statements, we believe the adoption will likely increase our recorded assets and liabilities related to our leases.
We will adopt this new standards update in first quarter 2019 using a modified retrospective approach and will recognize a right of use asset and lease liability on the adoption date. We plan to apply practical expedients provided in the standards update that allow, among other things, not to reassess contracts that commenced prior to the adoption. We also anticipate to elect a policy not to recognize right of use assets and lease liabilities related to short-term leases.
Financial Instruments – Credit Losses
In June 2016, an accounting standards update was issued that changes the impairment model for trade receivables, net investments in leases, debt securities, loans and certain other instruments. The standards update requires the use of a forward-looking “expected loss” model as opposed to the current “incurred loss” model. This standards update is effective for us in first quarter 2020 and will be adopted on a modified retrospective basis through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the adoption period. Early adoption is permitted starting January 2019. We are evaluating the provisions of this accounting