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  • Wed, Aug. 10, 11:18 AM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) says CEO Terry Swift and CFO Alton Heckaman are retiring, nearly four months after the company emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    • Swift has served as CEO since 2001 after taking the reins from his late father, Aubrey Earl Swift, who founded SFY 36 years ago, and was Chairman during 2006-16; he joined SFY in 1981.
    • Heckaman has been Executive VP and CFO since 2004, and joined the company in 1982.
    • The pair say they will stay in their current positions until replacements are found.
    | Wed, Aug. 10, 11:18 AM
  • Mon, Apr. 25, 12:58 PM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) says it has emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after restructuring its debt and selling off oil and gas property in Louisiana.
    • SFY says it closed on its new $320M senior secured credit facility and on its $48.75M sale of Louisiana oil and gas assets to Texegy LLC.
    • SFY took less than four months to work through its bankruptcy proceedings after filing on Dec. 31.
    | Mon, Apr. 25, 12:58 PM | 6 Comments
  • Wed, Mar. 30, 4:45 PM
    • Swift Energy's (SFY, OTCPK:SFYWQ) reorganization plan wins approval from a bankruptcy judge, paving the way to exit Chapter 11 under the control of its bondholders.
    • The judge's approval of the plan, which will swap $905M in bond debt for most of the new equity in the restructured company, was put to a creditor vote in mid-February and was approved by 91% of the senior note holders.
    • When SFY emerges from Chapter 11, it plans to focus on its operations in the Eagle Ford Shale formation in south Texas.
    | Wed, Mar. 30, 4:45 PM | 11 Comments
  • Wed, Feb. 3, 7:47 AM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) wins approval from a U.S. bankruptcy judge to sell its oil and gas assets in Louisiana to Texegy LLC for $48.75M.
    • The deal covers 75% of SFY’s working assets, and the company says it will would concentrate on its core operations in the Eagle Ford Shale in south Texas.
    • SFY entered bankruptcy late last year after months of trying to address its ~$1.2B debt load.
    | Wed, Feb. 3, 7:47 AM
  • Tue, Jan. 26, 3:14 PM
    • The U.S. government objects to Swift Energy’s (SFY, OTCPK:SFYWQ) proposed sale of most of its oil and gas assets in Louisiana, saying the company cannot transfer rights to drill on federal land without first receiving its consent, WSJ reports.
    • SFY, which is in Chapter 11 proceedings, said earlier this month it was looking to sell the majority of its assets in Louisiana to Texegy for $48.75M; SFY is seeking approval of a private sale, rather than an auction typically required in Chapter 11 cases, because it has been shopping the assets since 2013.
    | Tue, Jan. 26, 3:14 PM | 33 Comments
  • Mon, Jan. 4, 8:28 AM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) is the latest U.S. shale driller to succumb to the collapse in crude oil prices, filing late on Dec. 31 seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
    • In a restructuring deal subject to bankruptcy court approval, SFY says it has arranged up to $75M of debtor-in-possession financing to provide additional liquidity to fund the business through the Chapter 11 process.
    • SFY lists ~$1B in assets and $1.35B in debt.
    | Mon, Jan. 4, 8:28 AM | 1 Comment
  • Dec. 1, 2015, 6:02 PM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) says it will not to make an $8.9M interest payment due on its outstanding $250M principal amount of 7.125% senior notes due 2017, even though it has sufficient liquidity to do so.
    • SFY says the skipped interest payment, due Dec. 1, is not an event of default but would become a default if payment is not made within 30 days.
    • SFY says it it is continuing negotiations with noteholders on restructuring its senior notes and ways to increase near-term liquidity, with no understanding reached so far; meanwhile, it continues to pay suppliers and trade creditors and fund current operations on an ongoing basis.
    | Dec. 1, 2015, 6:02 PM | 7 Comments
  • Nov. 5, 2015, 6:13 AM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY): Q3 EPS of -$0.74 beats by $0.03.
    • Revenue of $60.1M (-56.9% Y/Y) beats by $1.75M.
    | Nov. 5, 2015, 6:13 AM
  • Nov. 4, 2015, 5:30 PM
  • Aug. 14, 2015, 12:47 PM
    • The Obama administration will allow limited sales of crude oil to Mexico for the first time, Reuters reports, citing a senior administration official who says the U.S. Commerce Department is "acting favorably on a number of applications" to export U.S. crude in exchange for imported Mexican oil.
    • The shipments, likely to be lighter, high-quality shale oil, would help Mexico's aging refineries produce more premium fuels, while U.S. refiners would continue to get Mexican heavy oil, a better match for them than the light oil coming from Texas and North Dakota.
    • Although limited in scope, the move toward freeing up trade will please U.S. oil producers such as Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP), which say the restrictions force them to sell oil at below global market rates, and may add momentum to efforts mostly to repeal what advocates see as a relic of the 1970s.
    • Among relevant oil stocks: XOM, CVX, BP, RDS.A, RDS.B, OAS, NOG, CLR, WLL, EOX, SM, SFY, PVA, GST, SN, CRK, BBG, CWEI
    • Relevant refining stocks: VLO, HFC, MPC, TSO, WNR, ALJ, PSX, PBF, DK, NTI, ALDW
    | Aug. 14, 2015, 12:47 PM | 207 Comments
  • Aug. 6, 2015, 6:19 AM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY): Q2 EPS of -$0.74 beats by $0.10.
    • Revenue of $66.17M (-57.6% Y/Y) beats by $10.48M.
    | Aug. 6, 2015, 6:19 AM
  • Jul. 28, 2015, 8:45 PM
    • Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) says it has retained Lazard Freres to advise it with respect to capital structure, financing alternatives and related strategic opportunities.
    • The company believe its underlying assets "have meaningful value, much of which can be realized even in today’s challenging environment."
    • SFY says it is exploring alternatives to realigning its balance sheet and senior notes, which it contends are trading at levels significantly below face value.
    | Jul. 28, 2015, 8:45 PM | 4 Comments
  • Jul. 16, 2015, 12:46 PM
    | Jul. 16, 2015, 12:46 PM | 1 Comment
  • Jul. 16, 2015, 11:41 AM
    • Swift Energy (SFY -12.8%) tumbles after WSJ reports it has pulled a $640M loan offering, citing poor market conditions.
    • SFY announced on June 23 the launch of the financing to help pay down an existing credit facility, but crude oil prices have dropped 14% from before the deal launched through yesterday.
    | Jul. 16, 2015, 11:41 AM
  • Jul. 14, 2015, 5:29 PM
    • PayPal (Pending:PYPL) will take parent EBAY's spot in the S&P 100 after the Marketplaces/PayPal split takes effect at the end of the week.
    • PayPal will also take offshore driller Noble's (NYSE:NE) spot in the S&P 500. eBay proper will maintain its S&P 500 listing. Noble will move to the S&P MidCap 400, where it will take HMS Holdings' (NASDAQ:HMSY) spot. HMS will replace Swift Energy (NYSE:SFY) in the S&P SmallCap 600.
    • EBAY +0.6% AH to $63.95. PayPal trades carried out on a "when issued" basis have unsurprisingly given the company a higher valuation than Marketplaces. Deutsche recently valued PayPal at $42/share.
    | Jul. 14, 2015, 5:29 PM | 10 Comments
  • Jul. 13, 2015, 12:45 PM
    | Jul. 13, 2015, 12:45 PM | 3 Comments