Cobalt International Energy, Inc. has a market cap of $9.91 billion; its shares were traded at around $25.95 .
Highlight of Business Operations:The Company considers all highly liquid interest-earning investments with a maturity of three months or less at the date of purchase to be cash equivalents. Investments with original maturities of greater than three months and remaining maturities of less than one year are classified as short-term investments. Investments with maturities beyond one year are classified as long-term investments. Debt securities are carried at amortized costs and classified as held-to-maturity securities as the Company has the positive intent and ability to hold them until they mature. The net carrying value of held-to-maturity securities is adjusted for amortization of premiums and accretion of discounts to maturity over the life of the securities. Held-to-maturity securities are stated at amortized cost, which approximates fair market value as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011. Income related to these securities is reported as a component of interest income in the Company's condensed consolidated statement of operations. See Note 5Investments.
As of June 30, 2012, we had approximately $1.7 billion in liquidity, which includes cash and cash equivalents, short-term restricted funds, short-term investments, long-term restricted funds and long-term investments. This amount does not include the Total carry, of which approximately $151 million remains available to us, or any success payments of up to $180 million Total is obligated to pay us pursuant to the terms of our U.S. Gulf of Mexico alliance. We expect to expend approximately $550 to $650 million for our ongoing operations and general corporate purposes in 2012. Total expenditures, excluding changes in working capital, were approximately $124 million and $358 million, respectively, for the three and six months ended June 30, 2012. We expect that our existing cash on hand will be sufficient to fund our planned exploration and appraisal drilling program at least through the end of 2013. However, we may require additional funds earlier than we currently expect in order to execute our strategy as planned. We may seek additional funding through asset sales, farm-out arrangements and equity and debt financings. Additional funding may not be available to us on acceptable terms or at all. In addition, the terms of any financing may adversely affect the holdings or the rights of our existing stockholders. For example, if we raise additional funds by issuing additional equity securities, further dilution to our existing stockholders will result. If we are unable to obtain funding on a timely basis or on acceptable terms, we may be required to significantly curtail one or more of our exploration and appraisal drilling programs. We also could be required to seek funds through arrangements with collaborators or others that may require us to relinquish rights to some of our prospects which we would otherwise develop on our own, or with a majority working interest.
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