UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 8-K

 

 

CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 20, 2020

 

 

PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST

(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Texas   1-8033   75-6280532

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(Commission

File Number)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

Royalty Trust Management

Simmons Bank

2911 Turtle Creek Boulevard

Suite 850

Dallas, Texas

  75219
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

 

Registrant’s Telephone Number, including area code: (855) 588-7839

Not Applicable

(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)

 

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2.):

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

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Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading

Symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange

on which registered

Units of Beneficial Interest   PBT   New 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).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

 

 

 


Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On March 20, 2020, the Registrant issued a press release announcing its monthly cash distribution to unitholders of record on March 31, 2020. The press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

This Report on Form 8-K is being furnished pursuant to Item 2.02, Results of Operations and Financial Condition. The information furnished is not deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is not subject to the liabilities of that section and is not deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

 

Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

 

  (d)

Exhibits

 

99.1    Press Release dated March 20, 2020.


SIGNATURES

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 thereunto duly authorized.

 

PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST
By:   SIMMONS BANK, TRUSTEE FOR
  PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST
By:  

/s/ RON E. HOOPER

  Ron E. Hooper
  Senior Vice President

Date: March 20, 2020

EX-99.1

Exhibit 99.1

Permian Basin Royalty Trust

PERMIAN BASIN ROYALTY TRUST

ANNOUNCES MARCH CASH DISTRIBUTION

DALLAS, Texas, March 20, 2020 – Simmons Bank, as Trustee of the Permian Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE: PBT) (“Permian”) today declared a cash distribution to the holders of its units of beneficial interest of $0.033837 per unit, payable on April 14, 2020, to unit holders of record on March 31, 2020.

This month’s distribution decreased from the previous month due primarily to a decrease in production in both oil and gas for both Waddell Ranch and the Texas Royalty Properties. Pricing for oil and gas production declined for the month on the Waddell Ranch, offset by a slight increase in pricing for both oil and gas production for the Texas Royalty Properties. This reflects the production month of December.

WADDELL RANCH

Production for the underlying properties at the Waddell Ranch was 49,607 barrels of oil and 282,940 Mcf of gas.    production for the Trust’s allocated portion of the Waddell Ranch was 11,878 barrels of oil and 55,661 Mcf of gas. The average price for oil was $55.63 per bbl and for gas was $0.56 per Mcf. This would primarily reflect production and pricing for the month of January for oil and the month of December for gas. These allocated volumes were significantly impacted by the pricing of both oil and gas.

This production and pricing for the Underlying Properties resulted in revenues for the Waddell Ranch Properties of $2,919,433. Deducted from these would be the Lease Operating Expense (LOE) of $1,706,872, taxes of $232,773 and Capital Expenditures (CAPEX) of $102,466 totaling $2,042,111 resulting in a Net Profit of $877,322 for the month of February. With the Trust’s Net Profit Interest (NPI) of 75% of the underlying properties, this would result in a net contribution by the Waddell Ranch Properties of $657,992 to this month’s distribution.

ConocoPhillips has advised the Trust of the 2020 budget for the Waddell Ranch reflecting no new drill wells on the Waddell Ranch. Also, base well work of $700,000, gross, ($300,000 net to the trust) and facilities work of $700,000, gross, ($300,000 net to the Trust) bringing a total of $1.4 million, gross, ($600,000 to the trust) of projects for 2020. There are no recompletions planned for the year of 2020.

 

     Underlying Properties      Net to Trust Sales               
   Volumes      Volumes     Average      Price  
   Oil
(bbls)
     Gas
(Mcf)
     Oil
(bbls)
     Gas
(Mcf)
    Oil
(per bbl)
     Gas
(per Mcf)
 

Current Month

                

Waddell Ranch

     49,607        282,940        11,878        55,661   $ 55.63      $ .56 ** 

Texas Royalties

     21,133        13,293        18,338        11,467   $ 58.84      $ 5.85 ** 

Prior Month

                

Waddell Ranch

     49,299            281,640            16,614        91,367   $ 60.15      $ 1.00 ** 

Texas Royalties

         22,232        14,854        19,096            12,767   $     55.47      $     4.48 ** 

 

*

These volumes are the net to the trust, after allocation of expenses to Trust’s net profit interest, including any prior period adjustments.

**

This pricing includes sales of gas liquid products.

TEXAS ROYALTY PROPERTIES

Production for the underlying properties at the Texas Royalties was 21,133 barrels of oil and 13,293 Mcf of gas. The production for the Trust’s allocated portion of the Texas Royalties was 18,338 barrels of oil and 11,467 of gas. The average price for oil was $58.84 per bbl and for gas was $5.85 per Mcf. This would primarily reflect production and pricing for the month of January for oil and the month of December for gas. These allocated volumes were impacted by the pricing of both oil and gas.


This production and pricing for the underlying properties resulted in revenues for the Texas Royalties of $1,321,188. Deducted from these were taxes of $165,474 resulting in a Net Profit of $1,155,714 for the month of

February. With the Trust’s Net Profit Interest (NPI) of 95% of the Underlying Properties, this would result in net contribution by the Texas Royalties of $1,097,928 to this month’s distribution.

General and Administrative Expenses deducted for the month were $180,361 resulting in a distribution of $1,577,119 to 46,608,796 units outstanding, or $0.033837 per unit.

The worldwide market conditions continue to affect the pricing for domestic production. It is difficult to predict what effect these conditions will have on future distributions.

The 2019 tax information packets were mailed directly to unit holders in early March 2020. A copy of the 2019 tax information booklet has been posted on Permian’s website. In addition to the tax booklet the Permian website also offers two simple calculators for computing the income and expense amounts and the cost depletion. Both calculators have been updated for 2019 tax reporting.

Permian’s cash distribution history, current and prior year financial reports, including a summary of reserves as of 1/1/2019, tax information booklets, and a link to filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission, all can be found on Permian’s website at http://www.pbt-permian.com/.

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Contact: Ron Hooper, Senior Vice President, Simmons Bank, Trustee, Toll Free – 1.855.588.7839