UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 
Form 10-Q
 
(Mark One)
x
QUARTERLY REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
 
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2013
 
o
TRANSITION REPORT UNDER SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE EXCHANGE ACT
 
For the transition period from _______________ to _______________.
 
Commission file number 002-76219NY
 
VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION
(Exact Name of Company as Specified in its Charter)
 
Nevada
 
87-0564472
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
     
3355 Bee Caves Road Ste 608, Austin, Texas
 
78746
(Address of principal executive offices)
 
(Zip Code)
 
(512)-347-7300
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
 
__________________________________________________________________
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
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o
Accelerated filer
o
Non-accelerated filer
o
Smaller reporting company
x
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
   
 
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Check whether the registrant filed all documents and reports required to be filed by Section 12, 13 or 15(d) of the Exchange Act after the distribution of securities under a plan confirmed by a court. Yes o No o
 
Applicable only to corporate issuers:
 
Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer’s classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date. As of February 24, 2014, there were 27,563,619 shares of common stock, par value $0.001, issued and outstanding and held by 1,431 stockholders of record. This reflects the 50:1 reverse stock split that became effective on January 12, 2012.
 


 
 

 
 
VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION
QUARTERLY REPORT ON
FORM 10-Q
FOR THE SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013
TABLE OF CONTENTS
 
     
Page
 
         
Part I – Financial Information     5  
           
Item 1.
Financial Statements
    5  
           
 
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets as of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012
    5  
           
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012
    6  
           
 
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012
    7  
           
 
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
    8  
           
Item 2.
Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
    17  
           
Item 3.
Qualitative and Quantitative Discussions About Market Risk
    22  
           
Item 4.
Controls and Procedures
    23  
           
Part II – Other Information     24  
           
Item 1.
Legal Proceedings
    24  
           
Item 1A.
Risk Factors
    24  
           
Item 2.
Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
    24  
           
Item 3.
Default Upon Senior Securities
    24  
           
Item 4.
Mine Safety Disclosures
    24  
           
Item 5.
Other Information
    24  
           
Item 6.
Exhibits
    25  
           
Signature     26  
 
 
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Cautionary Notice Regarding Forward Looking Statements
 
Victory Energy Corporation desires to take advantage of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. This report contains a number of forward-looking statements that reflect management's current views and expectations with respect to business, strategies, future results and events and financial performance. All statements made in this report other than statements of historical fact, including statements that address operating performance, events or developments that management expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future, including statements related to revenues, cash flow, profitability, adequacy of funds from operations, statements expressing general optimism about future operating results and non-historical information, are forward looking statements. In particular, the words “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “may,” “will,” variations of such words, and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but are not the exclusive means of identifying such statements and their absence does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking.
 
Readers should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are based on management’s current expectations and projections about future events, are not guarantees of future performance, are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions and apply only as of the date of this report. Victory Energy Corporation’s actual results, performance or achievements could differ materially from the results expressed in, or implied by, these forward-looking statements. It is not possible to identify all of these risks, uncertainties or assumptions. Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are:
 
 
·
continued operating losses;
 
·
investors questioning of our ability to continue as a going concern;
 
·
difficulties in raising additional capital;
 
·
our inability to pay a preferred return to The Navitus Energy Group for new capital contributions to Aurora Energy Partners
 
·
challenges in growing our business;
 
·
designation of our common stock as a “penny stock” under SEC regulations;
 
·
FINRA requirements that may limit the ability to buy and sell our common stock;
 
·
volatility in the price of our common stock;
 
·
the highly speculative nature of an investment in our common stock;
 
·
climate change and greenhouse gas regulations;
 
·
global economic conditions;
 
·
the substantial amount of capital required by our operations;
 
·
the volatility of oil and natural gas prices;
 
·
the high level of risk associated with drilling for and producing oil and natural gas;
 
·
assumptions associated with reserve estimates;
 
·
the potential that drilling activities will not yield oil or natural gas in commercial quantities;
 
·
seismic studies may not guarantee the presence of oil or natural gas in commercial quantities;
 
·
potential exploration, production and acquisitions may not maintain revenue levels in the future;
 
·
future acquisitions may yield revenues or production that differ significantly from our projections;
 
·
difficulties associated with managing a growing enterprise;
 
·
strong competition from other oil and natural gas companies;
 
·
the unavailability or high cost of drilling rigs and related equipment;
 
 
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·
our inability to control properties that we do not operate;
 
·
our dependence on key management personnel and technical experts;
 
·
our dependence on third parties for the marketing of our natural gas production;
 
·
our inability to keep pace with technological advancements in our industry;
 
·
the potential for write-downs in the carrying values of our oil and natural gas properties;
 
·
our compliance with complex laws governing our business;
 
·
our failure to comply with environmental laws and regulations;
 
·
the demand for oil and natural gas and our ability to transport our production;
 
·
the financial condition of the operators of the properties in which we own an interest;
 
·
our levels of insurance or those of our operators may be insufficient;
 
·
terrorist attacks on our operations;
 
·
the dilutive effect of additional issuances of our common stock, options or warrants;
 
·
any impairments of our oil and gas properties;
 
·
the results of pending litigation; and
 
·
the dissolution of the Aurora Energy Partners agreement.
 
Additionally, the information set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” in Item 1A of our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, as well as disclosures made under the caption “Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations” in Item 2 of this report could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Other unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this report could also cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this report. Unless legally required, we undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
 
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Part I – Financial Information
 
Item 1. Financial Statements
 
VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
 
   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2013
   
2012
 
   
(Unaudited)
       
ASSETS
               
CURRENT ASSETS
               
Cash and cash equivalents
 
$
359,290
   
$
158,165
 
Accounts receivable–less allowance for doubtful accounts of $200,000, and $200,000 for June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively
   
140,247
     
157,481
 
Accounts receivable–related party
   
22,500
         
Prepaid expenses
   
-
     
68,693
 
Total current assets
   
522,037
     
384,339
 
                 
FIXED ASSETS
               
Furniture and equipment
   
43,173
     
43,173
 
Accumulated depreciation
   
(8,559
)
   
(5,521
)
Total furniture and fixtures, net
   
34,614
     
37,652
 
                 
Producing oil and natural gas properties, net of impairment
   
3,849,906
     
2,583,504
 
Accumulated depletion
   
 (1,220,375
)
   
(1,145,514
)
Total oil and gas properties, net
   
2,629,531
     
1,437,990
 
                 
TOTAL ASSETS
 
$
3,186,182
   
$
1,859,981
 
                 
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
               
                 
CURRENT LIABILITIES
               
Accounts payable
 
$
259,221
   
$
4,339
 
Accrued interest
   
-
     
25,639
 
Accrued liabilities
   
174,150
     
216,444
 
Accrued liabilities–related parties
   
55,389
     
17,504
 
Liability for unauthorized preferred stock issued
   
9,283
     
9,283
 
Total current liabilities
   
498,043
     
273,209
 
                 
OTHER LIABILITIES
               
Asset retirement obligations
   
 50,833
     
39,905
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES
   
548,876
     
313,114
 
                 
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
               
Common Stock, $0.001 par value, 47,500,000 shares authorized, 27,563,619 shares and 27,563,619 issued and outstanding, June 30, 2013, and December 31, 2012, respectively
   
27,564
     
27,564
 
Additional paid-in capital
   
34,384,898
     
34,325,073
 
Accumulated deficit
   
(35,941,364
)
   
(35,215,267
)
VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
   
(1,528,902
)
   
(862,630
)
Non-controlling Interest
   
4,166,208
     
 2,409,497
 
TOTAL STOCKHOLDER’S EQUITY (DEFICIT)
   
2,637,306
     
1,546,867
 
                 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY (DEFICIT)
 
$
3,186,182
   
$
1,859,981
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(Unaudited)
 
   
For the Three Months Ended
   
For the Six Months Ended
 
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
 
   
2013
   
2012
   
2013
   
2012
 
                         
REVENUE
 
$
161,910
   
$
68,151
   
$
255,678
   
$
132,118
 
                                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES
                               
Lease operating expenses
   
51,396
     
57,565
     
74,986
     
43,411
 
Production taxes
   
11,655
     
5,671
     
20,603
     
12,150
 
Dry hole costs
   
-
     
-
     
3,610
     
-
 
Exploration
   
2,419
     
70,329
     
15,577
     
167,196
 
General and administrative expense
   
421,647
     
585,900
     
900,443
     
1,567,625
 
Depletion, depreciation, and accretion
   
59,324
     
13,272
     
77,899
     
32,081
 
Total expenses
   
546,441
     
732,737
     
1,093,118
     
1,822,463
 
                                 
INCOME (LOSS) FROM OPERATIONS
   
(384,531
)
   
(664,586
)
   
(837,440
)
   
(1,690,345
)
                                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
                               
Gain on sale of oil and gas assets
   
-
     
268,169
     
-
     
268,169
 
Interest expense
   
(501
   
(318
   
(946
   
(3,984,341
Total other income and expense
   
(501
   
267,851
     
(946
   
(3,716,172
                                 
LOSS BEFORE TAX EXPENSE
   
(385,032
)
   
(396,735
)
   
(838,386
)
   
(5,406,517
)
                                 
TAX EXPENSE
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
                                 
LOSS
   
(385,032
)
 
$
(396,735
)
 
$
(838,386
)
 
$
(5,406,517
)
                                 
Less: net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest
   
(73,313
)
   
100,943
     
(112,289
)
   
51,207
 
NET INCOME (LOSS) ATTRIBUTABLE TO VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION
   
(311,719
)
 
$
(497,678
)
 
$
(726,097
)
 
$
(5,457,724
)
                                 
Weighted average shares, basic and diluted
   
27,563,619
     
27,150,695
     
27,563,619
     
19,012,735
 
Net loss per share, basic and diluted
 
$
(0.01
)
   
(0.01
)
   
(0.03
)
   
(0.28
)
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION AND SUBSIDIARY
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW
(Unaudited)
 
   
For the Six Months Ended June 30,
 
   
2013
   
2012
 
             
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
               
Net (loss)
 
$
(838,386
)
 
$
(5,406,517
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss from operations to net cash used in operating activities
               
Amortization of debt discount and financing warrants
   
-
     
265,460
 
Accretion of asset retirement obligation
   
1,998
     
-
 
Gain from sale of oil and gas properties
   
-
     
(268,169
)
Debt discount on debentures converted to common stock
   
-
     
3,661,780
 
Depletion and depreciation
   
77,899
     
32,081
 
Stock based compensation
   
43,325
     
126,531
 
Warrants for services
   
16,500
     
487,679
 
Change in operating assets and liabilities
               
Accounts receivable
   
17,234
     
37,187
 
Accounts receivable–related parties
   
(22,500
)
   
-
 
Prepaid expense
   
68,693
     
1,310
 
Accounts payable
   
254,882
     
(263,331
)
Accrued liabilities
   
(42,294
)
   
56,464
 
Accrued interest
   
(25,639
)
    -  
Accrued liabilities–related parties
   
37,885
     
(29,487
)
Net cash used in operating activities
   
(410,403
)
   
(1,299,012
)
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM INVESTING ACTIVITIES
               
Drilling and completion costs
   
(1,335,922
)
   
(159,494
)
Acquisition of oil and gas properties
   
(81,550
)
   
 (706,093
)
Proceeds from the sale of oil and gas properties
   
-
     
200,000
 
Purchase of furniture and fixtures
   
-
     
(10,359
)
Sale-farm out of leaseholds
   
160,000
     
-
 
Net cash (used) in investing activities
   
(1,257,472
)
   
(675,946
)
                 
CASH FLOWS FROM FINANCING ACTIVITIES
               
Proceeds from issuance of senior secured convertible debentures
   
-
     
1,815,000
 
Exercise of warrants for cash
           
4,350
 
Non-controlling interest contributions
   
1,869,000
     
-
 
Net cash provided by financing activities
   
1,869,000
     
1,819,350
 
                 
Net change in cash and cash equivalents
   
201,125
     
(155,608
                 
Beginning cash and cash equivalents
   
158,165
     
475,623
 
                 
Ending cash and cash equivalents
 
$
359,290
   
$
320,015
 
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part to these condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
 
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Victory Energy Corporation and Subsidiary
Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements
(Unaudited)
 
Note 1 – Organization and Summary of Significant Accounting Policies:

Victory Energy Corporation (Victory) is an independent, growth oriented oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration and production of oil and natural gas properties, through its partnership with Aurora Energy Partners. The Company is engaged in the exploration, acquisition, development, and production of domestic oil and natural gas properties. Current operations are primarily located onshore in Texas and New Mexico. The Company was organized under the laws of the State of Nevada on January 7, 1982. The Company is authorized to issue 47,500,000 shares of $0.001 par value common stock, and has 27,563,619 shares of common stock outstanding as of June 30, 2013. On January 12, 2012 the Company implemented a 50:1 reverse stock split. All information in this report reflects the recent stock split. Our corporate headquarters are located at 3355 Bee Caves Rd. Ste. 608, Austin, TX 78746.

A summary of significant accounting policies followed in the preparation of the accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements is set forth below.
 
Basis of Presentation and Consolidation:
 
Victory is the managing partner of Aurora Energy Partners, a Texas General Partnership (“Aurora”), and holds a 50% partnership interest in Aurora. Aurora is consolidated with Victory for financial statement purposes, as the terms of the partnership agreement gives Victory effective control of the partnership. The condensed consolidated financial statements include the accounts of Victory and the accounts of Aurora. The Company’s management, in considering accounting policies pertaining to consolidation, has reviewed the relevant accounting literature. The Company follows that literature, in assessing whether the rights of the non-controlling interests should overcome the presumption of consolidation when a majority voting, or controlling interest in its investee “is a matter of judgment that depends on facts and circumstances.” In applying the circumstances and contractual provisions of the partnership agreement, management determined that the non-controlling rights do not, individually or in the aggregate, provide for the non-controlling interest to “effectively participate in significant decisions that would be expected to be made in the ordinary course of business.” The rights of the non-controlling interest are protective in nature. All intercompany balances have been eliminated in consolidation.

The accompanying condensed consolidated balance sheet as of December 31, 2012, which has been derived from audited consolidated financial statements, and the accompanying interim condensed consolidated financial statements as of June 30, 2013, for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012, have been prepared by management pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") for interim financial reporting. These interim condensed consolidated financial statements are unaudited and, in the opinion of management, all adjustments, including normal recurring adjustments necessary to present fairly the financial condition, results of operations and cash flows of Victory Energy Corporation and subsidiary (hereinafter collectively referred to as the "Company") as of and for the periods presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), have been included.

Operating results for the three and six month periods ended June 30, 2013 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the year ending December 31, 2013 or for any other interim period during such year. Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in consolidated financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP have been omitted in accordance with the rules and regulations of the SEC. The accompanying consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on November 12, 2013.

 
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Non-controlling Interests:
 
The Navitus Energy Group is a partner with Victory in Aurora. The two partners each own a 50% interest in Aurora. Victory is the Managing Partner and has contractual authority to manage the business affairs of Aurora. The Navitus Energy Group currently has four partners. They are James Capital Consulting, LLC ("JCC"), James Capital Energy, LLC ("JCE"), Rodinia Partners, LLC and Navitus Partners, LLC. Although this partnership has been in place since January 2008, its members and other elements have changed since that time.
 
The non-controlling interest in Aurora is held by Navitus Energy Group, a Texas general partnership. As of June 30, 2013, $4,166,208 was recorded as the equity of the non-controlling interest in our consolidated balance sheet representing the third-party investment in Aurora, with income or (losses) attributable to non-controlling interests of ($73,313) and $100,943 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively, and ($112,289) and $51,207 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. As of December 31, 2012, $2,409,497 was recorded as the equity of the non-controlling interest in our consolidated balance sheet representing the third-party investment in Aurora.

Restatements and Reclassifications:

Certain prior year and quarterly amounts have been restated; to correctly present the non-controlling interest representing the third-party investment in Aurora in our condensed consolidated financial statements. Users of these financial statements should refer to the Company’s Annual Report Form 10K filed November 12, 2013 for more information regarding any restatements.

Certain reclassifications have been made between common stock and additional paid-in capital on the December 31, 2012 Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet to conform to the presentation on the current period Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet and reflect the 50:1 reverse stock-split. These reclassifications had no impact on the net income for the year ended December 31, 2012 or total stockholder’s equity at December 31, 2012.
 
Use of Estimates:

The preparation of our condensed consolidated financial statements in conformity with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (“GAAP”) requires our management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities, the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the consolidated financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period. Actual results could differ from those estimates. Estimates are used primarily when accounting for depreciation, depletion, and amortization (“DD&A”) expense, property costs, estimated future net cash flows from proved reserves, cost to abandon oil and natural gas properties, taxes, accruals of capitalized costs, operating costs and production revenue, capitalized general and administrative costs and interest, insurance recoveries, effectiveness and estimated fair value of derivative positions, the purchase price allocation on properties acquired, various common stock, warrants and option transactions, and contingencies.

Oil and Natural Gas Properties:

We follow the successful efforts method of accounting for oil and natural gas properties. Under this method, all costs associated with property acquisitions, successful exploratory wells, all development wells, including dry hole development wells, and asset retirement obligation assets are capitalized. Additionally, interest is capitalized while wells are being drilled and the underlying property is in development. Costs of exploratory wells are capitalized pending determination of whether each well has resulted in the discovery of proved reserves. Oil and natural gas mineral leasehold costs are capitalized as incurred. Items charged to expense generally include geological and geophysical costs, costs of unsuccessful exploratory wells, and oil and natural gas production costs. Capitalized costs of proved properties including associated salvage are depleted on a well-by-well or field-by-field (common reservoir) basis using the units-of-production method based upon proved producing oil and natural gas reserves. The depletion rate is the current period production as a percentage of the total proved producing reserves. The depletion rate is applied to the net book value of property costs to calculate the depletion expense. Proved reserves materially impact depletion expense. If the proved reserves decline, then the depletion rate (the rate at which we record depletion expense) increases, reducing net income. Dispositions of oil and natural gas properties are accounted for as adjustments to capitalized costs with gain or loss recognized upon sale. A gain (loss) is recognized to the extent the sales price exceeds or is less than original cost or the carrying value, net of impairment. Oil and natural gas properties are also reviewed for impairment at the end of each reporting period. Unproved property costs are excluded from depletable costs until the related properties are developed. See impairment discussed in “Long-lived assets and intangible assets” below.
 
 
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We depreciate other property and equipment using the straight-line method based on estimated useful lives ranging from five to ten years.

The Company did not record impairment expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Long-lived Assets and Intangible Assets:
 
The Company accounts for intangible assets in accordance with ASC 360, “Property, Plant and Equipment”. Intangible assets that have defined lives are subject to amortization over the useful life of the assets. Intangible assets held having no contractual factors or other factors limiting the useful life of the asset are not subject to amortization but are reviewed at least annually for impairment or when indicators suggest that impairment may be needed. Intangible assets are subject to impairment review at least annually or when there is an indication that an asset has been impaired.
 
For unproved property costs, management reviews these investments for impairment on a property-by-property basis if a triggering event should occur that may suggest that impairment may be required.
 
The Company reviews its long-lived assets for impairment whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable. If the carrying amount of the asset, including any intangible assets associated with that asset, exceeds its estimated future undiscounted net cash flows, the Company will recognize an impairment loss equal to the difference between its carrying amount and its estimated fair value. The fair value used to calculate the impairment for producing oil and natural gas field that produces from a common reservoir is first determined by comparing the undiscounted future net cash flows associated with total proved properties to the carrying value of the underlying evaluated property. If the cost of the underlying evaluated property is in excess of the undiscounted future net cash flows, the future net cash flows are discounted at 10%, which the Company believes approximates fair value, to determine the amount of impairment.

Asset Retirement Obligations:

U.S. GAAP requires us to record our estimate of the fair value of liabilities related to future asset retirement obligations in the period the obligation is incurred. Asset retirement obligations relate to the removal of facilities and tangible equipment at the end of an oil and natural gas property’s useful life. The application of this rule requires the use of management’s estimates with respect to future abandonment costs, inflation, market risk premiums, useful life and cost of capital. U.S. GAAP requires that our estimate of our asset retirement obligations does not give consideration to the value the related assets could have to other parties.

The following table is a reconciliation of the ARO liability for continuing operations for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and the twelve months ended December 31, 2012.
 
 
 
June 30,
2013
 
 
December 31,
2012
 
Asset retirement obligation at beginning of period
 
$
39,905
 
 
$
30,004
 
Liabilities incurred
 
 
8,930
 
 
 
7,002
 
Revisions to previous estimates
 
 
0
 
 
 
0
 
Accretion expense
 
 
1,998
 
 
 
2,899
 
Asset retirement obligation at end of period
 
$
50,833
 
 
$
39,905
 
 
Other Property and Equipment:

Our office equipment in Austin, Texas is being depreciated on the straight-line method over their estimated useful life of 5 to 7 years.

 
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Cash and Cash Equivalents:

The Company considers all liquid investments with a maturity of three months or less from the date of purchase that are readily convertible into cash to be cash equivalents. The Company had no cash equivalents at June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, respectively.

Accounts Receivable:

Our accounts receivable are primarily from purchasers of natural gas and oil and exploration and production companies which operate properties we own working interests in.

Allowance for Doubtful Accounts:

The Company recognizes an allowance for doubtful accounts to ensure trade receivables are not overstated due to uncollectability. Allowance for doubtful accounts are maintained for all customers based on a variety of factors, including the length of time receivables are past due, macroeconomic conditions, significant one-time events and historical experience. An additional allowance for individual accounts is recorded when they become aware of a customer’s inability to meet its financial obligations, such as in the case of bankruptcy filings or deterioration in the customer’s operating results or financial position. If circumstances related to customers change, estimates of the recoverability of receivables would be further adjusted. As of June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Company has deemed $200,000 from the sale of oil and gas properties associated with the Jones County prospect, to be uncollectible and thus, has recorded this amount as an allowance for doubtful accounts.

Fair Value:

At June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the carrying value of the Company's financial instruments such as prepaid expenses and payables approximated their fair values based on the short-term maturities of these instruments. The carrying value of other long-term liabilities approximated their fair values because the underlying interest rates approximate market rates at the balance sheet dates. Management believes that due to the Company's current credit worthiness, the fair value of long-term debt could be less than the book value; however, due to current market conditions and available information, the fair value of such debt is not readily determinable. Financial Accounting Standard Board ("FASB") ASC Topic 820 established a hierarchical disclosure framework associated with the level of pricing observability utilized in measuring fair value. This framework defined three levels of inputs to the fair value measurement process and requires that each fair value measurement be assigned to a level corresponding to the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement in its entirety. The three broad levels of inputs defined by

FASB ASC Topic 820 hierarchy are as follows:

Level 1 - quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities that the reporting entity has the ability to access at the measurement date;

Leve1 2 - inputs other than quoted prices included within Level 1 that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly. If the asset or liability has a specified (contractual) term, a Leve1 2 input must be observable for substantially the full term of the asset or liability; and

Leve1 3 - unobservable inputs for the asset or liability. These unobservable inputs reflect the entity's own assumptions about the assumptions that market participants would use in pricing the asset or liability and are developed based on the best information available in the circumstances (which might include the reporting entity's own data).

 
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The initial measurement of asset retirement obligations at fair value is calculated using discounted cash flows techniques and based on internal estimates of future retirement costs associated with proved oil and gas properties. Inputs used in the calculation of asset retirement obligations include plugging costs and reserve lives. A reconciliation of Victory’s asset retirement obligations is presented in Note 1.
 
The Company did not record impairment expense for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The Company did not record impairment expense for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.

Revenue Recognition:

The Company uses the sales method of accounting for oil and natural gas revenues. Under this method, revenues are recognized based on actual volumes of gas and oil sold to purchasers. The volumes sold may differ from the volumes to which the Company is entitled based on our interests in the properties. Differences between volumes sold and entitled volumes create oil and natural gas imbalances which are generally reflected as adjustments to reported proved oil and natural gas reserves and future cash flows in their supplemental oil and natural gas disclosures. If their excess takes of natural gas or oil exceed their estimated remaining proved reserves for a property, a natural gas or oil imbalance liability is recorded in the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets.

Concentrations:
 
There is a ready market for the sale of crude oil and natural gas. During 2013 and 2012, our gas field and our producing wells sold their respective gas and oil production to one purchaser for each field or well. However, because alternate purchasers of oil and natural gas are readily available at similar prices, we believe that the loss of any of our purchasers would not have a material adverse effect on our financial results.

Earnings per Share:

Basic earnings per share are computed using the weighted average number of common shares outstanding. Diluted earnings per share reflect the potential dilutive effects of common stock equivalents such as options, warrants and convertible securities. Given the historical and projected future losses of the Company, all potentially dilutive common stock equivalents are considered anti-dilutive.

Income Taxes:
 
The Company accounts for income taxes in accordance with ASC 740 “Income Taxes” which requires an asset and liability approach for financial accounting and reporting of income taxes. Deferred income taxes reflect the impact of temporary differences between the amount of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes and such amounts as measured by tax laws and regulations. Deferred tax assets include tax loss and credit carry forwards and are reduced by a valuation allowance if, based on available evidence, it is more likely than not that some portion or all of the deferred tax assets will not be realized.

Stock Based Compensation:
 
The Company applies ASC 718, “Compensation-Stock Compensation” to account for its issuance of options and warrants to key partners, directors and officers. The standard requires all share-based payments, including employee stock options, warrants and restricted stock, be measured at the fair value of the award and expensed over the requisite service period (generally the vesting period). The fair value of options and warrants granted to key partners, directors and officers is estimated at the date of grant using the Black-Scholes option pricing model by using the historical volatility of the Company’s stock price. The calculation also takes into account the common stock fair market value at the grant date, the exercise price, the expected life of the common stock option or warrant, the dividend yield and the risk-free interest rate.
 
The Company from time to time may issue stock options, warrants and restricted stock to acquire goods or services from third parties. Restricted stock, options or warrants issued to third parties are recorded on the basis of their fair value, which is measured as of the date issued. The options or warrants are valued using the Black-Scholes option pricing model on the basis of the market price of the underlying equity instrument on the “valuation date,” which for options and warrants related to contracts that have substantial disincentives to non-performance, is the date of the contract, and for all other contracts is the vesting date. Expense related to the options and warrants is recognized on a straight-line basis over the shorter of the period over which services are to be received or the vesting period.
 
 
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The Company recognized stock-based directors fee and service incentive fee compensation expense from warrants granted to directors for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 of $7,500 and $16,500, respectively, and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 of $223,829 and $487,679, respectively. 

The Company recognized stock-based compensation expense from stock options granted to officers and employees of the company for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 was $21,044 and $43,325, respectively, and for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012 of $44,406 and $126,531, respectively.

Going Concern:
 
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern, which contemplates the realization of assets and satisfaction of liabilities in the normal course of business. As presented in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred a net loss of $838,386 for the six months ended June 30, 2013.

The proceeds from the sale and conversion to stock of the Company’s 10% Senior Secured Convertible Debentures in 2012 and new contributions to the Aurora partnership by The Navitus Energy Group (“Navitus”) have allowed the Company to continue operations and invest in new oil and natural gas properties. Management anticipates that operating losses will continue in the near term until new wells are drilled, successfully completed and incremental production increases revenue. For the three months and the six months ended June 30, 2013 the Company has invested a net of $591,194 and $1,335,922, respectively in drilling and completion costs.

The Company remains in active discussions with Navitus and others related to longer term financing required for our capital expenditures planned for 2013. Without additional outside investment from the sale of equity securities and/or debt financing, our capital expenditures and overhead expenses must be reduced to a level commensurate with available cash flows.
 
The accompanying consolidated financial statements are prepared as if the Company will continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements do not contain adjustments, including adjustments to recorded assets and liabilities, which might be necessary if the Company were unable to continue as a going concern.
 
Note 2 – Navitus Energy Group Funding, Tracking and Accrual

Under terms of the Second Amended Partnership Agreement, the Navitus Energy Group partners are to accrue a net profits interest respective to their partnership interest. Any distributions of the net profits interest to partners are at the discretion of Victory, as managing partner, together with 100% of the partnership interests. As of June 30, 2013, there are no accrued, or accumulated, net profits interest of the Aurora Energy Partnership. The accumulated net deficits of Navitus Energy Group, along with historical contributions, net of distributions, are reported as non-controlling interests in the equity section of the Victory and Aurora consolidated financial statements.

10% Preferred Distributions

Under the terms of the Second Amended Aurora Partnership Agreement, Navitus Partners, LLC, the fourth partner of the partnership, admitted under the Navitus Private Placement Memorandum (Navitus PPM), is accrued a preferred distribution of 10% based upon capital contributions to Aurora. The preferred distribution is in addition to and does not reduce any net profits interest which may accrue. Since August 23, 2012, these accrued preferred distributions total $115,427 ($25,639 attributable to 2012 and $89,788 attributable to the first half of 2013). Victory, as managing partner, may, in its sole discretion, choose to distribute the preferred returns, or, apply these funds to other partnership purposes. Navitus Partners, LLC also receives warrants for Victory’s common stock, allocated as 50,000 warrants for every Unit purchased under the Navitus PPM (equivalent of 1 warrant for every $1.00 invested), exercisable under the terms of the Second Amended Partnership Agreement and the Navitus PPM. Since August 23, 2012, $2,958,900 of capital contributions have resulted in issuance of 2,958,900 common stock warrants (1,089,900 in 2012 and 1,869,000 in the first half of 2013).

 
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Note 3 – Oil and natural gas properties

Oil and natural gas properties are comprised of the following:
 
 
 
June 30,
2013
   
December 31,
2012
 
Total oil and natural gas properties, at cost
  $
7,535,108
    $
6,268,706
 
Less: accumulated impairment
   
(3,685,202
)
   
(3,368,202
)
Oil and natural gas properties, net impairment
   
3,849,906
     
2,583,504
 
Less: accumulated depletion
   
(1,220,375
)
   
(1,145,514
)
Oil and natural gas properties, net
  $
2,629,531
    $
1,437,990
 
 
Depletion, depreciation, and accretion expense for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012 was $77,899 and $32,081, respectively. The Company did not record impairment expense for the three and six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively.
 
Note 4 – Senior Secured Convertible Debentures
 
All share references have been adjusted to reflect a 50:1 reverse stock split by the Company on January 12, 2012.

During the years ended December 31, 2011 and December 31, 2012 the Company raised $4,935,000 from accredited investors via 10% Senior Secured Convertible Debentures. Specifically the Company raised $3,120,000 in 2011 and $1,815,000 on February 29, 2012. These debentures were converted to 19,505,523 shares of the Company’s common stock in accordance with the terms of the debenture, on February 29, 2012. As of the periods ended June 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, the Company no longer had any outstanding Senior Secured Convertible Debentures.

Note 5 – Liability for Unauthorized Preferred Stock Issued
 
During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company authorized the issuance of 10,000,000 shares of Preferred Stock, convertible at the shareholder’s option to common stock at the rate of 100 shares of common stock for every share of preferred stock. During the year ended December 31, 2006, the Company issued 715,517 shares of preferred stock for cash of $246,950. The Company subsequently issued additional preferred stock and had several preferred shareholders convert their shares into common stock during the years ended December 31, 2009, 2008, and 2007.
 
The Company’s legal counsel determined that the preferred shares had not been duly authorized by the State of Nevada. Since the Company had issued and received consideration for the preferred stock, notwithstanding that the stock was not legally authorized, the Company has presented the preferred stock as a liability in the consolidated balance sheets. The Company has offered to settle the debt with the remaining holders of the unauthorized preferred stock by honoring the terms of conversion of two shares of preferred stock into 100 shares of common stock. The Company intends to cancel the preferred stock once all remaining preferred stockholders have converted.
 
There were 68,966 shares of unconverted preferred stock outstanding at June 30, 2013. The Company needs approximately 138,000 common shares in order to settle the outstanding debt as stated below.

 
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The remaining liability for the unconverted preferred stock is based on the original cash tendered and consisted of the following as of:
 
 
 
June 30,
2013
 
 
December 31,
2012
 
Liability for unauthorized preferred stock
 
$
9,283
 
 
$
9,283
 
 
Note 6 – Related Party Transactions
 
The Company uses legal and accounting services of two members of its Board of Directors in the ordinary course of the Company’s business. Accounts receivables from related parties for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2012 were $22,500 and $0, respectively. Accrued liabilities to related parties for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and the year ended December 31, 2012 were $55,389 and $17,504, respectively.
 
Note 7 – Shareholders Equity
 
Common stock
 
The Company estimates the fair value of employee stock options and warrants granted using the Black-Scholes Option Pricing Model. Key assumptions used to estimate the fair value of warrants and stock options include the exercise price of the award, the fair value of the Company’s common stock on the date of grant, the expected warrant or option term, the risk free interest rate at the date of grant, the expected volatility and the expected annual dividend yield on the Company’s common stock. 

During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the Company granted 60,000 warrants to its directors for board services with an exercise price of $.30. The warrants vest immediately and the Company has valued the warrants for services using the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model, at $16,500.
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2013, and in consideration of capital contributions by Aurora of $1,869,000 pursuant to the Company’s capital contribution agreement with Aurora, the Company issued 1,869,000 warrants to Navitus with an exercise price of $.30. The warrants vest immediately and the Company has valued the warrants using the Black Scholes Option Pricing Model, at $568,950.

Note 8 – Commitments and Contingencies

Contingencies
 
Liabilities and other contingencies are recognized upon determination of an exposure, which when analyzed indicates that it is both probable that an asset has been impaired or that a liability has been incurred and that the amount of such loss is reasonably estimable.
 
Volatility of Oil and Natural Gas Prices
 
Our revenues, future rate of growth, results of operations, financial condition and ability to borrow funds or obtain additional capital, as well as the carrying value of our properties, are substantially dependent upon prevailing prices of oil and natural gas.
 
 
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Legal Proceedings
 
Cause No. 08-04-07047-CV; Oz Gas Corporation v. Remuda Operating Company, et al. v. Victory Energy Corporation.; In the 112th District Court of Crockett County, Texas.
 
Plaintiff Oz Gas Corporation sued Victory Energy Corporation and other parties for bad faith trespass, among other claims, regarding the drilling of two wells on lands that Oz (“OZ”) claims title to. Victory Energy Corporation has a 50% interest in one of the named wells involved in this lawsuit (that being well 155-2 on the Adams Baggett Ranch in Crockett County, Texas). The lawsuit was originally filed against other parties in April 2008, and Victory intervened in the case on November 18, 2009 to protect its interest in the 155-2 well.
 
The case was tried in February 2012. The Court found in favor of Oz and rendered verdict against Victory and the other defendants for the sum of $137,000. Victory Energy Corporation has appealed this decision to the 8th Court of Appeals in El Paso, Texas, and the case has been fully briefed and submitted.
 
Cause No. CV-47,230; James Capital Energy, LLC and Victory Energy Corporation v. Jim Dial, et al.; In the 142nd District Court of Midland County, Texas.
 
This lawsuit was filed in the 142nd District Court of Midland County, Texas on January 19, 2010 by James Capital Energy, LLC and Victory Energy Corporation against numerous parties for fraud, fraudulent inducement, and negligent misrepresentation, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, trespass, conversion and a few other related causes of action. This lawsuit stems from an investment made by Victory for the purchase of six wells on the Adams Baggett Ranch.
 
On December 9, 2010, Victory was granted an interlocutory Default Judgment against Defendants Jim Dial, 1st Texas Natural Gas Company, Inc., Universal Energy Resources, Inc., Grifco International, Inc., and Precision Drilling & Exploration, Inc. The total judgment amounted to approximately $17.2 million. Recently Victory has added additional parties to this lawsuit. Discovery is ongoing in this case and no trial date has been set at this time.
 
Victory believes that it will be victorious against all the remaining Defendants in this case.
 
On October 20, 2011 Defendant Remuda filed a Motion to Consolidate and a Counterclaim against Victory. Remuda is seeking to consolidate this case with two other cases in which Remuda is the named Defendant. An objection to this motion was filed and the cases have not been consolidated. Additionally, we do not believe that the counterclaim made by Remuda has any legal merit.

Cause No. 10-09-07213; Perry Howell, et al. v. Charles Gary Garlitz, et al.; In the 112th District Court of Crockett County, Texas.
 
The above referenced lawsuit was filed in the 112th District Court of Crockett County, Texas on September 6, 2010. This lawsuit alleges that Cambrian Management, Ltd. and Victory Energy Corporation trespassed on lands owned by the Plaintiffs in the drilling of the Adams-Baggett 115-8 well in Crockett County, Texas.

Discovery is ongoing in this case and the case is set for trial in July 2014. Victory Energy Corporation believes that the claims have no merit and that it will prevail.

Cause No. D-1-GN-13-00044; Aurora Energy Partners and Victory Energy Corporation v. Crooked Oaks; In the 261st District Court of Travis County, Texas.

The Company has yet to collect an installment balance of $200,000 for the sale of its Jones County, Texas oil and gas interests in May of 2012. The Company believes it will ultimately recover this receivable, but has provided for it as an allowance for doubtful accounts, and has not included it in the net accounts receivable balance of the Company’s consolidated financial statements.

 
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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
 
The following discussion is intended to assist you in understanding our business and results of operations together with our present financial condition. This section should be read in conjunction with our condensed consolidated financial statements and the accompanying notes included elsewhere in this report. Statements in our discussion may be forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. We caution that a number of factors could cause future production, revenues and expenses to differ materially from our expectations.
 
The following is management’s discussion and analysis of certain significant factors that have affected certain aspects of our financial position and results of operations during the periods included in the accompanying unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements.
 
Forward Looking Statements
 
This report contains forward-looking statements concerning our beliefs, plans, objectives, goals, expectations, anticipations, estimates, intentions, operations, future results and prospects, including statements that include the words “may,” “could,” “should,” “would,” “believe,” “expect,” “will,” “shall,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” “plan” and similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and are subject to risk, uncertainties and assumptions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated, expected, projected, intended, committed or believed. We provide the following cautionary statement identifying important factors (some of which are beyond our control) which could cause the actual results or events to differ materially from those set forth in or implied by the forward-looking statements and related assumptions.
 
General Overview
 
The Company is an independent, growth oriented oil and natural gas company engaged in the acquisition, exploration, development and production of oil and natural gas properties, through its partnership with Navitus in Aurora. The Company’s objective is to create long-term shareholder value by increasing oil and natural gas reserves, improving financial returns (higher production volumes and lower costs), and managing the capital on its balance sheets.

We are geographically focused onshore, with a primary focus in the Permian Basin of Texas and southeast New Mexico. The Company leverages both internal capabilities and strategic industry relationships to acquire working interest positions in low-to-moderate risk oil and natural gas prospects. Our focus is on oil or liquid-rich gas projects with longer-life reserves that offer competitive finding and development (F&D) costs.

At the end of June 30, 2013, the Company held a working interest in 25 wells located in Texas and New Mexico, predominantly in the Permian Basin of West Texas.

Our primary company business objective is to grow proved reserves through new drilling and grow the value of those reserves by focusing on oil. For 2013, we continue to achieve both a shift toward oil and increase in proved reserves through successful drilling. We also added properties large enough to offer new multi-well drilling opportunities in the future.

During January 2013, Aurora commenced drilling the first well at Lightnin’ and participated in the three additional oil targeted wells. The wells are the Lightin’ #1, Bootleg Canyon 7 #1, Hickory State 14 #1 and the Milan 12 #1. The successful completion of Lightin’ #1 in late March indicates a substantial increase in proven reserves for the Company and a significant increase in oil reserves relative to gas reserves. The Company entered 2013 with proved reserves of 137,500 BOE that were 82% natural gas and 18% oil. During the second quarter 2013, the Company successfully completed the second well at Lightin’, McCauly 6 #2 and is now in production.

 
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Our revenue, profitability, cash flow, oil and natural gas reserves value, future growth, and ability to borrow funds or obtain additional capital, as well as the carrying value of our properties, are substantially dependent on prevailing prices of oil and natural gas. Historically, the markets for oil and natural gas have been volatile, and those markets are likely to continue to be volatile in the future. It is impossible to predict, with certainty, future prices for oil and natural gas. These prices are subject to wide fluctuations in response to relatively minor changes in the supply of and demand for oil and natural gas. Market uncertainty and a variety of additional factors are beyond our control.

Going Concern
 
As presented in the condensed consolidated financial statements, the Company has incurred a net loss of $385,032 and $838,386 during the three months and six months ended June 30, 2013, respectively, and losses are expected to continue in the near term. The Company has been funding its operations through Aurora and from contributions made by its partners. Management anticipates that significant additional capital expenditures will be necessary to develop the Company’s oil and natural gas properties, which consist of proved and unproved reserves, some of which may be non-producing, before significant positive operating cash flows will be achieved.
 
Management is pursuing business partnering arrangements for the acquisition and development of its properties as well as debt and equity funding through private placements. Without outside investment from the sale of equity securities, debt financing or partnering with other oil and natural gas companies, operating activities and overhead expenses will be reduced to a pace that will match available operating cash flows.
 
The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are prepared as if the Company will continue as a going concern. The consolidated financial statements do not contain adjustments, including adjustments to recorded assets and liabilities, which might be necessary if the Company were unable to continue as a going concern.
 
Three Months Ended June 30, 2013 compared to the Three Months Ended June 30, 2012
 
Our revenue, operating expenses, and net income for the three months ended June 30, 2013 as compared to the three months ended June 30, 2012 were as follows:
 
   
Three Months Ended June 30,
         
Percentage
 
   
2013
   
2012
   
Change
   
Change
 
                         
REVENUES
 
$
161,910
   
$
68,151
   
$
93,759
     
138
%
                                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES
                               
Lease operating expense
   
51,396
     
57,565
     
(6,169
)
   
(11
%)
Production Taxes
   
11,654
     
5,671
     
5,983
     
105
%
Exploration
   
2,419
     
70,329
     
(67,910
)
   
(97
%)
General and administrative expense
   
421,647
     
585,900
     
(164,253
)
   
(28
%)
Depletion and accretion
   
59,325
     
13,272
     
46,053
     
347
%
Total expenses
   
546,441
     
732,737
                 
                                 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS
   
(384,531
)
   
(664,586
)
   
(280,055
)
   
42
%
                                 
OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSE
                               
Gain on sale of oil and gas assets
   
-
     
268,169
     
(268,169
)
   
(100
%)
Interest expense
   
(501
   
(318
   
183
     
60
Total other income and expense
   
(501
)
   
(267,851
)
               
                                 
NET LOSS BEFORE TAX BENEFIT
   
(385,032
)
   
(396,735
)
   
(11,703
)
       
                                 
TAX BENEFIT
   
-
     
-
                 
                                 
NET LOSS
 
$
(385,032
)
 
$
(396,735
)
 
$
(11,703
)
       
                                 
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest
   
(73,313
)
   
100,943
                 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION
 
$
(311,719
)
 
$
(497,678
)
               
 
 
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Revenues: Our revenues are derived from the sale of oil and natural gas. Our revenues increased $93,759 or 138% to $161,910 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $68,151 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The increase in production was primarily due to the University 6 #1 & #2 wells that were developed in Bootleg Canyon.

Lease Operating Expenses: Lease operating expenses decreased $6,169 to $51,396 or 11% for the three months ended June 30, 2013. The change is not considered meaningful and simply reflects the timing of expenses for exploration activities.

Production Taxes: Production taxes are charged at the well head for the production of gas and oil. Production taxes increased $5,983 or 105% to $11,654 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $5,671 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. Our production taxes are up because our production has increased.
 
Exploration Expense: Exploration expense decreased $67,910 or 97% to 2,419 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $70,329 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The change is primarily due to the forfeiture of stock options of employees who terminated employment.

General and Administrative Expense: General and administrative expenses decreased $164,253 or 28% to $421,647 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $585,900 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The decrease is due to the Company no longer utilizing outside consultants for software, accounting and tax services.
 
Depletion and Accretion: Depletion, accretion, and depreciation increased $46,052 or 347% to $59,324 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 from $13,272 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. The change is primarily due to the increase in production volumes year over year.

Interest Expense: Interest expense was $501 and $318 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. This represents the immaterial banking fees during the period and is not considered meaningful.
 
Income Taxes: There is no provision for income tax recorded for either the three months ended June 30, 2013 or for the three months ended June 30, 2012 due to the expected operating losses of both years. Accordingly, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax. Our NOL generally begins to expire in 2025.
 
The realization of future tax benefits is dependent on our ability to generate taxable income within the carry forward period. Given the Company’s history of net operating losses, management has determined that it is more-likely-than-not the Company will not be able to realize the tax benefit of the carry forwards. ASC 740 requires that a valuation allowance be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized.
 
Accordingly, the Company has a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets for the periods ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012. Upon the attainment of taxable income by the Company, management will assess the likelihood of realizing the deferred tax benefit associated with the use of the net operating loss carry forwards and will recognize a deferred tax asset at that time.
 
Net Loss: We had a net loss of $385,032 for the three months ended June 30, 2013 compared to a net loss of $396,735 for the three months ended June 30, 2012. This net loss should be viewed in light of the cash flow from operations discussed below. 

 
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Six Months Ended June 30, 2013 compared to the Six Months Ended June 30, 2012
 
Our revenue, operating expenses, and net income for the six months ended June 30, 2013 as compared to the six months ended June 30, 2012 were as follows:
 
   
Six Months Ended
June 30,
         
Percentage
Change
 
   
2013
   
2012
   
Change
   
Inc (Dec)
 
          (as restated)              
                         
REVENUE
 
$
255,678
   
$
132,118
   
$
123,560
     
94
%
                                 
COSTS AND EXPENSES
                               
Lease operating expense
   
74,986
     
43,411
     
31,575
     
73
%
Production Taxes
   
20,603
     
12,150
     
8,453
     
70
%
Dry hole costs
   
3,610
     
86,742
     
(83,132
)
   
(96
%)
Exploration
   
15,577
     
80,454
     
(64,877
)
   
(81
%)
General and administrative expense
   
900,443
     
1,567,625
     
(667,182
)
   
(42
%)
Depletion and accretion
   
77,899
     
32,081
     
45,818
     
143
%
Total expenses
   
1,093,118
     
1,822,463
     
(729,345
)
       
                                 
LOSS FROM OPERATIONS
   
(837,440
)
   
(1,690,345
)
   
(852,905
)
   
(50
%)
                                 
OTHER INCOME AND EXPENSE
                               
Gain on sale of oil and gas properties
   
-
     
268,169
     
(268,169
)
   
(100
%)
Interest expense
   
(946
)
   
(3,984,341
)
   
(3,983,395
)
   
(100
%)
Total other income and expense
   
(946
)
   
(3,716,172
)
   
(3,715,226
)
       
                                 
NET LOSS BEFORE TAX BENEFIT
   
(838,386
)
   
(5,406,517
)
               
                                 
TAX BENEFIT
   
-
     
-
                 
                                 
NET LOSS
   
(838,386
)
   
(5,406,517
)
               
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest
   
(112,289
)
   
51,207
                 
NET LOSS ATTRIBUTABLE TO VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION
 
$
(726,097
)
 
$
(5,355,310
)
               
 
Revenues: Our revenues are derived from the sale of oil and natural gas. Our revenues increased $123,560 or 94% to $255,678 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $132,118 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Oil volumes increased 323 barrels, or 75% to 507 barrels for the six months ended June 30, 2013, compared to 184 barrels for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The increase in production was primarily due to the University 6 #1 & #2 wells that were developed in Bootleg Canyon.

Lease Operating Expenses: Lease operating expenses increased $31,575 to $74,986 or 73% for the six months ended June 30, 2013. The increase in lease operating expenses reflects an increase in the number of operating properties in the six months ended June 30, 2013 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2012.

Dry Hole Costs: Dry hole costs were $3,610 and $86,472 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 and 2012, respectively. The incurred these dry hole costs in connection with the drilling of the Sattle Butte Prospect in Pecos County, Texas. 
 
Production Taxes: Production taxes are charged at the well head for the production of gas and oil. Production taxes increased $8,453 or 70% to $20,603 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $12,150 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. Our production taxes are up because our production has increased.
 
 
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Exploration Expense: Exploration expense decreased $64,877 or 81% to $15,577 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $80,454 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The change is not considered meaningful and simply reflects the timing of expenses for exploration activities.

General and Administrative Expense: General and administrative expenses decreased $667,182 or 42% to $900,443 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $1,567,625 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The decrease is due to the Company no longer utilizing outside consultants for software, accounting and tax services.
 
Depletion and Accretion: Depletion, accretion, and depreciation increased $45,818 or 143% to $77,899 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 from $32,081 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. The change is primarily due to the increase in production volumes year over year.

Interest Expense: Interest expense was $946 for the six months ended June 30, 2013. This represents the immaterial banking fees during the period and is not considered meaningful. The $3,984,341 interest charge for the six months ended June 30, 2012 was almost entirely due to the non-cash debt discount associated with the conversion of all outstanding debentures to common stock on February 29, 2012.
 
Income Taxes: There is no provision for income tax recorded for either the six months ended June 30, 2013 or for the six months ended June 30, 2012 due to the expected operating losses of both years. Accordingly, the Company has recorded a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets. Our NOL generally begins to expire in 2025.
 
The realization of future tax benefits is dependent on our ability to generate taxable income within the carry forward period. Given the Company’s history of net operating losses, management has determined that it is more-likely-than-not the Company will not be able to realize the tax benefit of the carry forwards. ASC 740 requires that a valuation allowance be established when it is more likely than not that all or a portion of deferred tax assets will not be realized.
 
Accordingly, the Company has a full valuation allowance against its net deferred tax assets for the periods ended June 30, 2013 and June 30, 2012. Upon the attainment of taxable income by the Company, management will assess the likelihood of realizing the deferred tax benefit associated with the use of the net operating loss carry forwards and will recognize a deferred tax asset at that time.
 
Net Loss: We had a net loss of $838,386 for the six months ended June 30, 2013 compared to a net loss of $5,406,517 for the six months ended June 30, 2012. This net loss should be viewed in light of the cash flow from operations discussed below. 
 
 
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Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Our cash, total current assets, total assets, total current liabilities, and total liabilities as of June 30, 2013 as compared to June 30, 2012, are as follows:
 
   
June 30,
2013
   
December 31,
2012
 
Cash
 
$
359,290
   
$
158,165
 
Total current assets
   
522,037
     
384,339
 
Total assets
   
3,186,182
     
1,859,981
 
Total current liabilities
   
498,043
     
273,209
 
Total liabilities
   
548,876
     
313,114
 
 
At June 30, 2013, we had working capital of $23,994 compared to a working capital of $111,130 at June 30, 2012. Current liabilities increased to $498,043 at June 30, 2013 from $273,209 at June 30, 2012 primarily due to expenses related to the drilling of new wells.
 
Net cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $410,403 after the net loss of $838,386 was decreased by $139,722 in non-cash charges and offset by $288,261 in changes in other operating assets and liabilities. This compares to cash used in operating activities for the six months ended June 30, 2012 of $1,299,012 after the net loss for that period of $5,406,517 was decreased by $4,505,362 in non-cash charges offset by $160,670 in other operating assets and liabilities.
 
Net cash used in investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $1,257,472 of which $1,335,922 was for drilling and related costs for exploration efforts, $81,550 was for the acquisition of a leasehold, and $160,000 was a farm out of leaseholds. This compares to $159,494 in drilling costs and acquired land for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

Net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $1,869,000 in contributions from Navitus. This compares to $1,815,000 which came from the sale of the Company’s 10% Senior Convertible Debentures for the six months ended June 30, 2012.

Item 3. Qualitative and Quantitative Discussions About Market Risk
 
As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this Item. However, we did include market risk factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on November 12, 2013.
 
 
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Item 4. Controls and Procedures
 
Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures
 
We maintain disclosure controls and procedures that are designed to ensure that information required to be disclosed in our reports filed or submitted under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive officer and principal financial officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure.
 
Pursuant to Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act, the Company carried out an evaluation, with the participation of the Company’s management, including the Company’s Chief Executive Officer (“CEO”) (the Company's principal executive officer), of the effectiveness of the Company’s disclosure controls and procedures (as defined under Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of December 31, 2012. Based upon that evaluation, our management concluded that our control over financial reporting and related disclosure controls and procedures reflect a material weakness due to the size and nature of our Company.
 
Management’s Report on Internal Control over Financial Reporting
 
Because of its inherent limitations, internal control over financial reporting may not prevent or detect all misstatements. Projections of any evaluation of effectiveness to future periods are subject to the risk that controls may become inadequate because of changes in conditions, or that the degree of compliance with the policies or procedures may deteriorate.
 
A material weakness is a deficiency, or a combination of deficiencies, in internal control over financial reporting, such that there is a reasonable possibility that a material misstatement of our annual or interim consolidated financial statements will not be prevented or detected on a timely basis. Our management assessed the effectiveness of our internal control over financial reporting as of June 30, 2013. Based on this assessment, management identified the following material weaknesses that have caused management to conclude that, as of June 30, 2013, our disclosure controls and procedures, and our internal control over financial reporting, were not effective at the reasonable assurance level:
 
1.
We do not have sufficient segregation of duties within accounting functions, which is a basic internal control. Due to our size and nature, segregation of all conflicting duties may not always be possible and may not be economically feasible. However, to the extent possible, the initiation of transactions, the custody of assets and the recording of transactions should be performed by separate individuals. Management evaluated the impact of our failure to have segregation of duties on our assessment of our disclosure controls and procedures and has concluded that the control deficiency that resulted represented a material weakness.
 
2.
To address this material weaknesses, management performed additional analyses and other procedures to ensure that the consolidated financial statements included herein fairly present, in all material respects, our financial position, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented. Accordingly, we believe that the consolidated financial statements included in this report fairly present, in all material respects, our financial condition, results of operations and cash flows for the periods presented.
 
Changes in Internal Controls
 
There have been no changes in the Company’s internal control over financial reporting during the period covered by this report that have materially affected, or that are reasonably likely to materially affect, the Company’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
 
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Part II – Other Information
 
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
 
There have been no material developments in the status of the litigation as reported in Item 3 of the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on November 12, 2013.
 
Item 1A. Risk Factors
 
As a smaller reporting company we are not required to provide the information required by this Item. However, we did include risk factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC on November 12, 2013.
 
Item 2. Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2013, the following unregistered securities were issued for the purposes noted. All shares and prices have been adjusted for the 50:1 reverse stock split effective for the Company on January 12, 2012.

During the six months ended June 30, 2013, we issued warrants to purchase shares of common to stock at an exercise price of $.30 to Navitus in consideration of capital contributions by Aurora of $1,869,000 pursuant to the Company’s capital contribution agreement with Aurora. The Board valued the warrants at $568,950 under the Black Scholes parameters in Part 1 Note 6 above and recorded the amount as a cost against the funds raised in the equity accounts of the Company. 
 
Unless otherwise indicated, we relied on the exemption from registration relating to offerings that do not involve any public offering pursuant to Section 4(2) under the Securities Act of 1933 (the “Act”) and/or Rule 506 of Regulation D of the Act. We believe that each investor had adequate access to information about us through the investor’s relationship with us.
 
Item 3. Default Upon Senior Securities
 
There is no information required to be reported under this Item.
 
Item 4. Mine Safety Disclosures
 
Not Applicable.
 
Item 5. Other Information
 
There is no information required to be reported under this Item.
 
 
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Item 6. Exhibits
 
(a) Exhibits
 
31.1
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by Kenneth Hill
31.2 
 
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certification by Kenneth Hill
32.1  
Section 1350 Certification by Kenneth Hill
101.INS*   XBRL Instance Document
101.SCH*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
101.CAL*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
101.DEF*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
101.LAB*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
101.PRE*
 
XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
________________
*
XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language) information is furnished and not filed or part of a registration statement or prospectus for purposes of Section 11 or 12 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, is deemed not filed for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and otherwise is not subject to liability under these sections.
 
 
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Signature
 
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.
 
 
 
VICTORY ENERGY CORPORATION
 
       
Date: February 24, 2014
By:
/s/ KENNETH HILL
 
   
Kenneth Hill
 
   
Chief Executive Officer and Director
 
 
 
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