Washington, D.C. 20549


Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

July 22, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(Commission File No.)
(I.R.S. employer identification number)

410 17th Street, Suite 1400
Denver, Colorado 80202
(Address of principal executive offices, including zip code)

(720) 440-6100
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each classTrading SymbolName of exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per shareBCEINew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 22, 2020, Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (the “Company”) announced certain operational results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020. A copy of the Company’s press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The information contained in this Current Report shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such a filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.Description
104Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL)


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.
Dated: July 22, 2020By:/s/ Cyrus D. Marter IV
Name:Cyrus D. Marter IV
Title:Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Exhibit 99.1

Bonanza Creek Provides an Operational Update and Announces 2nd Quarter 2020 Conference Call

DENVER, Colorado – July 22, 2020 /Globe Newswire/ – Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. (NYSE: BCEI) (“Bonanza Creek” or the “Company”) today issued preliminary second quarter 2020 results, and announced the date of its second quarter 2020 earnings release and conference call.

Highlights include:

Second quarter 2020 estimated average sales volumes of 24.9 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (“MBoe/d”), with oil representing 56% of total volumes
Total second quarter 2020 capital expenditures of approximately $22 million, in line with expectations for the year
Lease operating expenses (“LOE”) for the quarter are expected to be $2.56 per boe, up less than 2% from first quarter 2020, and down 13% from full year 2019
Recurring cash general and administrative (“G&A”) expenses, which excludes stock-based compensation and cash severance costs, are expected to be $2.72 per boe, down 21% from first quarter 2020, and down 27% from full year 2019
Rocky Mountain Infrastructure (“RMI”) net effective cost of $0.97 per boe, which is comprised of approximately $1.48 per boe of midstream operating expense offset by $0.51 per boe of RMI operating revenue from working interest partners
The Company exited the quarter with over $206 million of liquidity, $58 million outstanding on its credit facility, and cash of approximately $4 million

Eric Greager, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bonanza Creek, commented, “We’re pleased with the solid second quarter results, with average sales volumes holding flat to 1Q, and year-to-date capex in line with our plan and our annual guidance range. The natural pace in which we have turned wells to sales has allowed us to deliver a flat production profile over the last five quarters, with consistently improving capital efficiency and lower costs. We’ll continue to focus on delivering efficient, low cost production, and we’re pleased to reiterate our plan to exit 2020 with an undrawn credit facility. We look forward to providing additional color on the second half of 2020 with our earnings release in a few weeks.”

Upcoming Events

The Company announced that it is scheduled to release its second quarter 2020 operating and financial results after market close on August 6, 2020 and will host a conference call to discuss these results the following morning, on Friday August 7, at 9:00 a.m. Mountain Time (11:00 a.m. Eastern Time). A live webcast and replay of this event will be available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.bonanzacrk.com. Dial-in information for the conference call is included below.

TypePhone NumberPasscode
Live participant877-793-43621593535

About Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc.

Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. is an independent oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development, and production of oil and associated liquids-rich natural gas in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States. The Company’s assets and operations are concentrated in rural, unincorporated Weld County within the Wattenberg Field, focused on the Niobrara and Codell formations. The Company’s common shares are listed for trading on the NYSE under the symbol: “BCEI.” For more information about the Company, please visit www.bonanzacrk.com. Please note that the Company routinely posts important information about the Company under the Investor Relations section of its website.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the Company based on management’s experience, perception of historical trends and technical analyses, current conditions, anticipated future developments and other factors believed to be appropriate and reasonable by management. When used in this press release, the words “will,” “potential,” “believe,” “estimate,” “intend,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “anticipate,” “could,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “profile,” “model” or their negatives, other similar expressions or the statements that include those words, are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. These statements include statements regarding development and completion expectations and strategy; decreasing operating and capital costs; impact of the Company's reorganization; and 2020 guidance. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the Company, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those implied or expressed by the forward-looking statements, including the following: changes in natural gas, oil and NGL prices; general economic conditions, including the performance of financial markets and interest rates; drilling results; shortages of oilfield equipment, services and personnel; operating risks such as unexpected drilling conditions; ability to acquire adequate supplies of water; risks related to derivative instruments; access to adequate gathering systems and pipeline take-away capacity; and pipeline and refining capacity constraints. Further information on such assumptions, risks and uncertainties is available in the Company’s SEC filings. We refer you to the discussion of risk factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, filed on February 28, 2020, our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the first quarter of 2020, filed on May 8, 2020, and other filings submitted by us to the Securities Exchange Commission. The Company’s

SEC filings are available on the Company’s website at www.bonanzacrk.com and on the SEC’s website at www.sec.gov. All of the forward-looking statements made in this press release are qualified by these cautionary statements. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, including guidance, and the Company undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

For further information, please contact:
Scott Landreth
Senior Director, Finance & Investor Relations and Treasurer

Schedule 1: Recurring Cash G&A
(in thousands, unaudited)

Recurring cash G&A is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management to provide only the cash portion of its G&A expense, which can be used to evaluate cost management and operating efficiency on a comparable basis from period to period. Management believes recurring cash G&A provides external users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders, and rating agencies, with additional information to assist in their analysis of the Company. The Company defines recurring cash G&A as GAAP general and administrative expense exclusive of the Company's stock based compensation and one-time charges. The Company refers to recurring cash G&A to provide typical recurring cash G&A costs that are planned for in a given period. Recurring cash G&A is not a fully inclusive measure of general and administrative expense as determined by GAAP.

The following table presents a reconciliation of the GAAP financial measure of general and administrative expense to the non-GAAP financial measure of recurring cash G&A.

Three Months Ended
General and administrative expense
Stock-based compensation
Cash severance costs
Recurring cash G&A

Schedule 2: Rocky Mountain Infrastructure (“RMI”) Net Effective Cost
(in thousands, unaudited)

RMI net effective cost is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management to provide only the net cash impact the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Rocky Mountain Infrastructure, LLC, has on the Company’s consolidated financials. Management believes the net effective cost provides external users of the Company’s consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders, and rating agencies, with additional information to assist in their analysis of the Company. The Company defines the RMI net effective cost as GAAP midstream operating expense less revenue generated from working interest partners utilizing the RMI assets.

The following table presents a reconciliation of the GAAP financial measures of midstream operating expense and RMI working interest partner revenue to the non-GAAP financial measure of RMI net effective cost.

Three Months Ended
Midstream operating expense
RMI working interest partner revenue
RMI net effective cost