TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) today reported Adjusted EBITDA of $443.3 million for the year ended March 31, 2015 (exclusive of $7.4 million of advisory and legal costs related to acquisitions and $15.8 million of compensation costs related to the Gavilon and TransMontaigne acquisitions), compared to Adjusted EBITDA of $270.5 million during the year ended March 31, 2014 (exclusive of $6.9 million of advisory and legal costs related to acquisitions and $8.2 million of compensation costs related to the Gavilon acquisition). This represents an increase of 64% year over year. NGL reported net income of $29.9 million for the year ended March 31, 2015, compared to net income of $48.8 million for the year ended March 31, 2014.
“We are very pleased with our fiscal year 2015 results. Given the challenging energy environment, NGL significantly exceeded expectations and guidance. This is a testament to our strategy of having an integrated and diversified portfolio of midstream businesses which serve as a natural hedge against commodity risk. NGL was able to overcome backwardated markets, a 50% decline in crude oil and natural gas liquids prices and underutilized storage assets at Cushing,” said Mike Krimbill, CEO of NGL Energy Partners.
NGL’s accomplishments during fiscal 2015 also include the following:
- Began construction of the Grand Mesa Pipeline, a 20-inch crude oil pipeline that originates in Weld County, Colorado and terminates at NGL’s Cushing, Oklahoma terminal. NGL completed a successful open season in which it received the requisite support, in the form of ship-or-pay volume commitments from multiple shippers. Rimrock Midstream, LLC’s Platte River gathering system, which is currently under development, is expected to deliver volumes from multiple shippers to Grand Mesa’s northern origin near Lucerne, Colorado.
- The acquisition of TransMontaigne Inc. in July 2014. 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 terminaling operations. NGL also acquired line space on Plantation and Colonial Pipelines.
- The acquisition of Sawtooth Caverns, the largest underground natural gas liquids storage in the Western U.S. The facility will ultimately hold 10 million barrels in 8 caverns.
- Expansion of NGL’s revolving credit facility that expanded the capacity to $2.296 billion.
- Increased the quarterly distribution from $0.55125 to $0.6250, a 13% increase, and continued our 14 consecutive quarterly increases since the IPO.
A conference call to discuss NGL's results of operations is scheduled for 3:00pm Eastern Time (2:00pm Central Time) on Monday, June 1, 2015. Analysts, investors, and other interested parties may access the conference call by dialing (866) 318-8617 and providing access code 13096094. 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 June 1, 2015 and can be accessed by dialing (888) 286-8010 and providing access code 94726196.
NGL defines EBITDA as net income attributable to parent equity plus interest expense, loss on early extinguishment of debt, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense. NGL defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding net unrealized gains or losses on derivatives, lower of cost or market adjustments, gains or losses on the disposal or impairment of assets, and equity-based compensation expense. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered alternatives 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 (“GAAP”) as those items are used to measure operating performance, liquidity or the ability to service debt obligations. NGL believes that EBITDA provides additional information to investors for evaluating NGL’s ability to make quarterly distributions to NGL’s unitholders and is presented solely as a supplemental measure. NGL believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information to investors for evaluating NGL’s financial performance without regard to NGL’s 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.
Other than for NGL’s refined products and renewables segment, for purposes of the 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 matures or is settled, NGL reverses the previously recorded unrealized gain or loss and records a realized gain or loss. NGL does not draw such a distinction between realized and unrealized gains and losses on the derivatives for NGL’s refined products and renewables segment. The primary hedging strategy of this segment is to hedge against the risk of declines in the value of inventory over the course of the contract cycle, and most of the hedges are six months to one year in duration at inception.
A portion of the revenues of NGL’s water solutions business is generated from the sale of crude oil that NGL recovers in the process of treating the wastewater. NGL has historically entered into derivative contracts to protect against the risk of declines in the value of the crude oil NGL expects to recover in future months. During the year ended March 31, 2015, NGL settled certain derivative contracts that related to crude oil NGL expects to recover in the months from April 2015 through September 2015 and realized a gain of $17.9 million. Of this gain, $9.4 million and $8.5 million were attributable to derivatives with scheduled settlement dates during the quarters ending June 30, 2015 and September 30, 2015, respectively.
This press release includes “forward-looking statements.” All statements other than statements of historical facts included or incorporated herein may constitute forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary significantly from those expressed or implied in such statements and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. While NGL believes its expectations as reflected in the forward-looking statements are reasonable, NGL can give no assurance that such expectations will prove to be correct. The forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties that affect operations, financial performance, and other factors as discussed in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Other factors that could impact any forward-looking statements are those risks described in NGL’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q, and other public filings. You are urged to carefully review and consider the cautionary statements and other disclosures made in those filings, specifically those under the heading “Risk Factors.” NGL undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as required by law.
About NGL Energy Partners LP
NGL Energy Partners LP is a Delaware limited partnership. NGL owns and operates a vertically integrated energy business with five primary businesses: water solutions, crude oil logistics, NGL logistics, refined products/renewables, and retail propane. NGL completed its initial public offering in May 2011. For further information, visit the Partnership's website at www.nglenergypartners.com.
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, except unit amounts)
|Cash and cash equivalents||$||41,303||$||10,440|
Accounts receivable—trade, net of allowance for doubtful accounts of $4,367 and $2,822, respectively
|Prepaid expenses and other current assets||120,855||80,350|
|Total current assets||1,645,344||1,286,299|
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT, net of accumulated depreciation of $202,959 and $109,564, respectively
INTANGIBLE ASSETS, net of accumulated amortization of $220,517 and $116,728, respectively
|INVESTMENTS IN UNCONSOLIDATED ENTITIES||472,673||194,821|
|OTHER NONCURRENT ASSETS||112,837||9,164|
|LIABILITIES AND EQUITY|
|Accrued expenses and other payables||195,116||141,690|
|Advance payments received from customers||54,234||29,965|
|Current maturities of long-term debt||4,472||7,080|
|Total current liabilities||1,112,996||974,884|
|LONG-TERM DEBT, net of current maturities||2,745,299||1,629,834|
|OTHER NONCURRENT LIABILITIES||16,086||11,060|
|COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES|
General partner, representing a 0.1% interest, 103,899 and 79,420 notional units at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively
|Limited partners, representing a 99.9% interest -|
Common units, 103,794,870 and 73,421,309 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2015 and 2014, respectively
|Subordinated units, 5,919,346 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2014||-||2,028|
|Accumulated other comprehensive loss||(109||)||(236||)|
|Total liabilities and equity||$||6,547,501||$||4,147,631|
NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP AND SUBSIDIARIES
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(U.S. Dollars in Thousands, except unit and per unit amounts)
|Year Ended March 31,|
|Crude oil logistics||$||6,635,384||$||4,558,545||$||2,316,288|
|Refined products and renewables||7,231,693||1,357,676||-|
|COST OF SALES:|
|Crude oil logistics||6,560,506||4,477,397||2,244,647|
|Refined products and renewables||7,035,472||1,344,176||-|
|Total Cost of Sales||15,958,207||9,132,699||4,039,110|
|OPERATING COSTS AND EXPENSES:|
|Loss on disposal or impairment of assets, net||41,184||3,597||187|
|General and administrative||149,430||75,860||52,698|
|Depreciation and amortization||193,949||120,754||68,853|
|OTHER INCOME (EXPENSE):|
|Earnings of unconsolidated entities||12,103||1,898||-|
|Loss on early extinguishment of debt||-||-||(5,769||)|
|Other income, net||37,171||86||1,521|
|Income Before Income Taxes||26,262||49,695||50,065|
|INCOME TAX (PROVISION) BENEFIT||3,622||(937||)||(1,875||)|
LESS: NET INCOME ALLOCATED TO GENERAL PARTNER
LESS: NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO NONCONTROLLING INTERESTS
NET INCOME (LOSS) ALLOCATED TO LIMITED PARTNERS
BASIC AND DILUTED INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON UNIT
BASIC AND DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE COMMON UNITS OUTSTANDING
ADJUSTED EBITDA RECONCILIATION
The following table reconciles net income attributable to parent equity to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, each of which are non-GAAP financial measures, for the periods indicated:
|Year Ended March 31,|
|Net income attributable to parent equity||$||16,661||$||47,655||$||47,940|
|Income tax provision (benefit)||(3,676||)||937||1,875|
|Loss on early extinguishment of debt||-||-||5,769|
|Depreciation and amortization||191,998||127,821||73,739|
|Net unrealized (gains) losses on derivatives||7,559||(1,327||)||5,275|
|Lower of cost or market adjustments||16,806||-||-|
|Loss on disposal or impairment of assets, net||41,274||3,597||187|
|Equity-based compensation expense||42,890||17,804||10,138|