NGL Energy Partners LP Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

TULSA, Okla.--()--NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) today reported Adjusted EBITDA of $43.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2014 (exclusive of $1.1 million of advisory and legal costs related to acquisitions and $2.7 million of compensation costs related to the Gavilon transaction), compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $27.4 million during the three months ended June 30, 2013 (exclusive of $0.6 million of advisory and legal costs related to acquisitions), an increase of 57% year over year. NGL reported a net loss of $39.9 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2014, compared to a net loss of $17.5 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

NGL’s recent accomplishments include the following:

  • The acquisition of TransMontaigne Inc. for $173.8 million of cash, net of cash acquired. As part of the acquisition, NGL acquired the general partner interest and a 19.7% limited partner interest in TransMontaigne Partners L. P., a publicly-traded partnership that conducts refined products and crude oil transportation and terminaling operations.
  • Completion of a public offering of 8,767,100 common units for net proceeds of $370.5 million.
  • An amendment to NGL’s revolving credit facility that expanded the capacity to $2.193 billion; and
  • The issuance of $400 million of senior unsecured notes.

NGL reaffirms its Adjusted EBITDA guidance of $425 million for fiscal year 2015 and 15% distribution growth for calendar year 2014 with a 10% distribution growth thereafter.

A conference call to discuss NGL's results of operations is scheduled for 3:00pm Eastern Time (2:00pm Central Time) on Tuesday, August 12, 2014. Analysts, investors, and other interested parties may access the conference call by dialing (877) 299-4454 and providing access code 12886562. An archived audio replay of the conference call will be available for 7 days beginning at 7:00pm Eastern Time (6:00pm Central Time) on August 12, 2014 and can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 and providing access code 38186598.

NGL defines EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to parent equity, plus interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. NGL defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding the unrealized gain or loss on derivative contracts, the gain or loss on the disposal or impairment of assets, and equity-based compensation expense. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income, income before income taxes, cash flows from operating activities, or any other measure of financial performance calculated in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States as those items are used to measure operating performance, liquidity or the ability to service debt obligations. NGL believes that EBITDA provides additional information for evaluating its ability to make quarterly distributions to its unitholders and is presented solely as a supplemental measure. NGL believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information for evaluating its financial performance without regard to its financing methods, capital structure and historical cost basis. Further, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as NGL defines them, may not be comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures used by other entities. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net loss attributable to parent equity is shown below.

For purposes of NGL’s Adjusted EBITDA calculation, NGL makes a distinction between unrealized gains and losses on derivatives and realized gains and losses on derivatives. During the period when a derivative contract is open, NGL records changes in the fair value of the derivative as an unrealized gain or loss. When a derivative contract is settled, NGL reverses the previously-recorded unrealized gain or loss and records a realized gain or loss. The realized gain or loss is equal to the amount received or paid on the contract. NGL acquired Gavilon Energy in December 2013. NGL is still in the process of developing procedures to calculate realized and unrealized gains and losses for the Gavilon Energy operations in the same way NGL calculates them for its other operations. Accordingly, the net unrealized losses in the Adjusted EBITDA table below exclude any unrealized gains and losses related to Gavilon Energy.

This press release includes “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical facts included or incorporated herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary significantly from those expressed or implied in such statements and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. While NGL believes its expectations as reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, NGL can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that affect operations, financial performance, and other factors as discussed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other factors that could impact any forward-looking statements are those risks described in NGL’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other public filings. You are urged to carefully review and consider the cautionary statements and other disclosures made in those filings, specifically those under the heading “Risk Factors”. NGL undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

About NGL Energy Partners LP

NGL Energy Partners LP is a Delaware limited partnership. NGL owns and operates a vertically integrated energy business with five primary businesses: water solutions, crude oil logistics, NGL logistics, refined products/renewables and retail propane. NGL completed its initial public offering in May 2011. For further information visit NGL's website at www.nglenergypartners.com.

       
 
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, except unit amounts)
 
June 30, March 31,
2014 2014
ASSETS
CURRENT ASSETS:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 39,679 $ 10,440

Accounts receivable - trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,732 and $2,822, respectively

903,011 900,904
Accounts receivable - affiliates 1,110 7,445
Inventories 373,633 310,160
Prepaid expenses and other current assets   58,613     80,350  
Total current assets 1,376,046 1,309,299
 

PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of $127,628 and $109,564, respectively

863,457 829,346
GOODWILL 1,101,471 1,107,006

INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of $140,677 and $116,728, respectively

699,315 714,956
INVESTMENTS IN UNCONSOLIDATED ENTITIES 211,480 189,821
OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS   13,733     16,795  
Total assets $ 4,265,502   $ 4,167,223  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
CURRENT LIABILITIES:
Accounts payable - trade $ 810,149 $ 740,211
Accounts payable - affiliates 37,706 76,846
Accrued expenses and other payables 123,939 141,690
Advance payments received from customers 56,373 29,965
Current maturities of long-term debt   6,168     7,080  
Total current liabilities 1,034,335 995,792
 
LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities 1,441,875 1,629,834
OTHER NONCURRENT LIABILITIES 8,000 9,744
 
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES
 
EQUITY:

General partner, representing a 0.1% interest, 87,435 and 79,420 notional units at June 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively

(41,308 ) (45,287 )
Limited partners, representing a 99.9% interest -

Common units, 81,427,921 and 73,421,309 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014, respectively

1,822,572 1,570,074

Subordinated units, 5,919,346 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2014 and March 31, 2014

(5,248 ) 2,028
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (51 ) (236 )
Noncontrolling interests   5,327     5,274  
Total equity   1,781,292     1,531,853  
Total liabilities and equity $ 4,265,502   $ 4,167,223  
   
 
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, except unit and per unit amounts)
 
Three Months Ended June 30,
2014     2013
REVENUES:
Crude oil logistics $ 1,929,283 $ 930,794
Water solutions 47,314 20,513
Liquids 475,157 360,959
Retail propane 77,902 72,217
Refined products 986,223 -
Renewables 131,274 -
Other   1,461     1,474  
Total Revenues   3,648,614     1,385,957  
 
COST OF SALES:
Crude oil logistics 1,897,639 909,219
Water solutions 10,573 583
Liquids 462,016 350,251
Retail propane 47,524 43,023
Refined products 983,012 -
Renewables 131,301 -
Other   1,988     -  
Total Cost of Sales   3,534,053     1,303,076  
 
 
OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:
Operating 67,868 49,045
General and administrative 27,873 18,454
Depreciation and amortization   39,375     22,724  
Operating Loss (20,555 ) (7,342 )
 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):
Earnings of unconsolidated entities 2,565 -
Interest expense (20,494 ) (10,622 )
Other, net   (391 )   50  
Loss Before Income Taxes (38,875 ) (17,914 )
 
INCOME TAX (PROVISION) BENEFIT   (1,035 )   406  
 
Net Loss (39,910 ) (17,508 )
 
NET INCOME ALLOCATED TO GENERAL PARTNER (9,381 ) (1,688 )
 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS

  (65 )   (125 )
 
NET LOSS ALLOCATED TO LIMITED PARTNERS $ (49,356 ) $ (19,321 )
 
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER COMMON UNIT $ (0.61 ) $ (0.35 )
 
BASIC AND DILUTED LOSS PER SUBORDINATED UNIT $ (0.68 ) $ (0.46 )
 
BASIC AND DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE UNITS OUTSTANDING:
Common units   74,126,205     47,703,313  
Subordinated units   5,919,346     5,919,346  
 
 

ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION

The following table reconciles net loss attributable to parent equity to our EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, each of which are non-GAAP financial measures:

   
Three Months Ended June 30,
2014     2013
(in thousands)
Net loss attributable to parent equity $ (39,975 ) $ (17,633 )
Income tax provision (benefit) 1,035 (406 )
Interest expense 20,517 10,622
Depreciation and amortization   44,350     23,195  
EBITDA $ 25,927 $ 15,778
Net unrealized losses on derivative contracts 5,010 3,578
Loss on disposal or impairment of assets 458 373
Equity-based compensation expense   7,914     7,075  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 39,309   $ 26,804  

Contacts

NGL Energy Partners LP
Atanas H. Atanasov, 918-481-1119
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
atanas.atanasov@nglep.com

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NGL Energy Partners LP Announces First Quarter 2015 Results

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Contacts

NGL Energy Partners LP
Atanas H. Atanasov, 918-481-1119
Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
atanas.atanasov@nglep.com