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Chesapeake Energy Q3 revenues declined 33%

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Chesapeake Energy Corporation reported results for the 2016 third quarter plus other recent developments.

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Chesapeake's revenues declined by 33% year over year due to a decrease in the average realized commodity prices received for its production, lower production volumes and a decrease in the volumes sold and prices received by the company's marketing affiliate on behalf of third-party producers.

Average daily production of approximately 638,100 barrels of oil equivalent (boe) consisted of approximately 86,600 barrels (bbls) of oil, 2.914 billion cubic feet (bcf) of natural gas and 65,700 bbls of natural gas liquids (NGL).

Chesapeake's operating expenses continue to decline. Average production expenses during the 2016 third quarter were $2.80 per boe, while G&A expenses (including stock-based compensation) during the 2016 third quarter were $1.08 per boe.

Combined production and G&A expenses (including stock-based compensation) during the 2016 third quarter were $3.88 per boe, a decrease of 20% year over year and 5% from the 2016 second quarter.

Chesapeake reported a net loss available to common stockholders of $1.197 billion, or $1.54 per share, while the company's ebitda for the 2016 third quarter was a loss of $801 million.

The primary drivers of the net loss were Barnett Shale exit costs of approximately $616 million and a noncash impairment of the carrying value of Chesapeake's oil and natural gas properties of approximately $433 million, largely resulting from decreases in the trailing 12-month average first-day-of-the-month oil and natural gas prices as of September 30, 2016, as compared to June 30, 2016.

Adjusting for these and other items that are typically excluded by securities analysts, the 2016 third quarter adjusted net income available to common stockholders was $27 million, or $0.09 per common share, while the company's adjusted ebitda was $421 million in the 2016 third quarter.

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