ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA): Year-To-Date Performance

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Dallas, Texas 12/26/2014 (FINANCIALSTRENDS) – ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) last reported its financial and operational results for third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2014. The company reported strong increase in its production, revenue and net income during the reported quarter.

The stock has seen strong momentum over the last five trading sessions, gaining roughly 144%. In a pre-Christmas trading on Wednesday, the stock gained 28% to close at $3.20. The stock traded with strong volume of 5 million shares compared to its average volume of 561,786 shares. ZaZa Energy has gained more than 160% from its 52-week low of $1.22 per share.

Financial Performance

ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA) reported approximately 50% increase in its total revenues during the nine months of 2014 to $9.5 million compared to $6.3 million in the same prior year period. Operating costs and expenses also decreased significantly through 2014 due to reduction in impairment on oil and gas properties as well as in general and administrative expenses. Net loss was $0.5 million in 2014 compared to $81.7 million in 2013.

Operational Performance

ZaZa Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:ZAZA)’s production almost doubled to 176.2 MBOE during nine months of 2014 compared to 87.0 MBOE during the same prior year period. Of the total production, natural gas, crude oil and natural gas liquids production accounted for 413,449 Mcf, 69,265 Bbls, and 38,047 Bbls, respectively.

Average sales price for crude oil declined to $97.50 per barrel in 2014 from $104.93 per barrel in the prior year period. However, average sales price for natural gas increased to $4.02 per Mcf in 2014 from $3.49 per Mcf in 2013.

ZaZa Energy also completed East Texas Purchase and Sale Agreement with Quantum Energy Partners during the year, assigning 6,000 net acres in undeveloped leases to Quantum. As part of this transaction, the company received $11 million in cash.

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