Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


6 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2020
Accounting Policies [Abstract]  



The Company has provided a discussion of significant accounting policies, estimates, and judgments in its March 31, 2020, Annual Report on Form 10-K. There have been no changes to the Company’s significant accounting policies since March 31, 2020, which are expected to have a material impact on the Company’s financial position, operations, or cash flows. 


Principles of Consolidation


The consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Camber and all of its wholly-owned and majority-owned subsidiaries. All material intercompany accounts and transactions have been eliminated in consolidation.


Accounts Receivable


Accounts receivable, net, include amounts due for oil and gas revenues from prior month production, accrued interest on the notes receivable due from Lineal and Viking and an estimate of amounts due from N&B Energy related to the September 2018 Asset Purchase Agreement entered into with N&B Energy. The allowance for doubtful accounts is the Company’s best estimate of the probable amount of credit losses in the Company’s existing accounts receivable. At September 30, 2020, and March 31, 2020, there were allowances for doubtful accounts of approximately $171,000 and $208,000, included in accounts receivable, and there were bad debts of $170,660 and $17,694, recognized for the six months ended September 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively.


Notes Receivable


Notes receivable includes the $9,200,000, excluding adjustment for excess loss from equity method investment of $1,182,952, of notes from Viking as described in “Note 6 – Long-Term Notes Receivable” and Note 5 – Plan of Merger and Investment In Unconsolidated Entity”, and two notes due from Lineal in the amounts of $1,539,719 and $800,000, respectively, net of reserves of $115,719 as more fully discussed in “Note 6 – Long-Term Notes Receivable” and “Note 11 – Lineal Merger Agreement and Divestiture”.


Property and Equipment


Property and equipment are recorded at cost and depreciated using the straight-line method over their useful lives. Amortization of the equipment under capital leases related to the Lineal operations was computed using the straight-line method over lives ranging from 3 to 5 years and is included in depreciation expense. Costs of maintenance and repairs were charged to expense when incurred.


Long-lived assets including intangible assets are evaluated for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. If an evaluation is required, the estimated future undiscounted cash flows associated with the asset are compared to the assets carrying amount to determine if an impairment of such asset is necessary. This evaluation, as well as an evaluation of our intangible assets, requires the Company to make long-term forecasts of the future revenues and costs related to the assets subject to review. Forecasts require assumptions about demand for the Company’s services and future market conditions. Estimating future cash flows requires significant judgment, and the Company’s projections may vary from the cash flows eventually realized. Future events and unanticipated changes to assumptions could require a provision for impairment in a future period. The effect of any impairment would be to expense the difference between the fair value (less selling costs) of such asset and its carrying value. Such an expense would be reflected in earnings. No impairments were deemed necessary for the three and six months ended September 30, 2020, and 2019, respectively.


Investment in Unconsolidated Entities


The Company accounts for its investment in unconsolidated entities under the equity method of accounting when it owns less than 50% of a controlling interest and cannot exercise significant influence over the operating and financial policies of the entity. The investment is adjusted accordingly for dividends or distributions it receives and its proportionate share of earnings or losses of the entity. The current investment in unconsolidated entities is a 30% (25% from February 3, 2020, to June 25, 2020) interest in Elysium Energy Holdings, LLC, which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elysium Energy, LLC, is involved in oil and gas exploration and production in the United States. The balance sheet of Elysium Holdings, LLC at September 30, 2020, included current assets of $2.3 million, total assets of $30.8 million, total liabilities of $34.9 million, and net liabilities of $(4.1) million. The balance sheet of Elysium Energy Holdings, LLC at March 31, 2020, included current assets of $4.0 million, total assets of $37.7 million, total liabilities of $34.0 million, and net assets of $3.7 million. The income statement of Elysium Energy Holdings, LLC for the three and six months ended September 30, 2020, included total revenues of $4.0 million and $7.8 million and a net loss of $3.2 million and $7.5 million, respectively. See also Note 5 – Plan of Merger and Investment In Unconsolidated Entity”.


Revenue Recognition 


Exploration and Production Revenue


The Company’s revenue for its exploration and production operations are comprised entirely of revenue from exploration and production activities. The Company’s oil is sold primarily to marketers, gatherers, and refiners. Natural gas is sold primarily to interstate and intrastate natural gas pipelines, direct end-users, industrial users, local distribution companies, and natural gas marketers. Natural gas liquids (“NGLs”) are sold primarily to direct end-users, refiners, and marketers. Payment is generally received from the customer in the month following delivery.


Contracts with customers have varying terms, including month-to-month contracts, and contracts with a finite term. The Company recognizes sales revenues for oil, natural gas, and NGLs based on the amount of each product sold to a customer when control transfers to the customer. Generally, control transfers at the time of delivery to the customer at a pipeline interconnect, the tailgate of a processing facility, or as a tanker lifting is completed. Revenue is measured based on the contract price, which may be index-based or fixed, and may include adjustments for market differentials and downstream costs incurred by the customer, including gathering, transportation, and fuel costs.


Revenues are recognized for the sale of the Company’s net share of production volumes. Sales on behalf of other working interest owners and royalty interest owners are not recognized as revenues.


Fair Value of Financial Instruments


Accounting Standards Codification (“ASC”) 820 defines fair value, establishes a framework for measuring fair value, and enhances disclosures about fair value measurements. It defines fair value as the exchange price that would be received for an asset or paid to transfer a liability (an exit price) in the principal or most advantageous market for the asset or liability in an orderly transaction between market participants on the measurement date. ASC 820 also establishes a fair value hierarchy which requires an entity to maximize the use of observable inputs and minimize the use of unobservable inputs when measuring fair value. The standard describes three levels of inputs that may be used to measure fair value:


  Level 1 – Quoted prices in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.


  Level 2 – Inputs other than quoted prices that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. These include quoted prices for similar assets or liabilities in active markets; quoted prices for identical or similar assets or liabilities that are not active; and model-driven valuations whose inputs are observable or whose significant value drivers are observable. Valuations may be obtained from or corroborated by, third-party pricing services.


  Level 3 – Unobservable inputs to measure the fair value of assets and liabilities for which there is little, if any market activity at the measurement date, using reasonable inputs and assumptions based upon the best information at the time, to the extent that inputs are available without undue cost and effort.


As of September 30, 2020, and March 31, 2020, the significant inputs to the Company’s derivative liability and mezzanine equity calculations were Level 3 inputs.


Recently Issued Accounting Pronouncements


The Company does not believe that any recently issued effective pronouncements, or pronouncements issued but not yet effective, if adopted, would have a material effect on the accompanying consolidated financial statements.


Subsequent Events


The Company has evaluated all transactions through the date the consolidated financial statements were issued for subsequent event disclosure consideration.