Texas Pacific Land Trust Announces Third Quarter 2019 Financial and Operating Results

DALLAS--()--Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE: TPL) today announced financial results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Results for the third quarter of 2019:

  • Net income of $60.0 million, or $7.74 per Sub-share Certificate, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared with $50.8 million, or $6.52 per Sub-share Certificate, for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
  • Revenues of $98.5 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared with $73.2 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
  • Increases of 53.7% in easements and other surface-related income, 22.4% in oil and gas royalty revenue and 19.1% in water sales and royalty revenue for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared with the third quarter ended September 30, 2018.
  • EBITDA(1) of $77.4 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared with $63.9 million for the third quarter of 2018, an increase of 21.1%.

Results for the nine months ended September 30, 2019:

  • Net income of $249.6 million, or $32.18 per Sub-share Certificate, for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared with $147.1 million, or $18.86 per Sub-share Certificate, for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
  • Revenues of $377.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, compared with $207.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
  • Increases of 37.2% in water sales and royalty revenue, 31.1% in easements and other surface-related income and 26.2% in oil and gas royalty revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared with the nine months ended September 30, 2018.
  • EBITDA(1) of $318.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, compared with $185.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of 72.2%.

Further details for the third quarter of 2019:

Oil and gas royalty revenue was $38.3 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared with $31.3 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, an increase of 22.4%. Crude oil and gas production subject to the Trust’s royalty interests increased 50.4% and 125.9%, respectively, in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the third quarter ended September 30, 2018. While crude oil and gas production increased in the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to September 30, 2018, the prices received for crude oil and gas production decreased 8.8% and 64.6%, respectively, over the same time period.

Easements and other surface-related income was $33.9 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, an increase of 53.7% compared with the third quarter ended September 30, 2018 when easements and other surface-related income was $22.1 million. This increase of $11.8 million resulted primarily from increases in pipeline easement income and commercial lease royalties for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. Pipeline easement income increased $7.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. Commercial lease revenue increased $2.9 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same period of 2018.

Water sales and royalty revenue was $21.7 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, an increase of 19.1% compared with the third quarter ended September 30, 2018 when water sales and royalty revenue was $18.2 million. This increase was principally due to a 34.0% sales increase in the number of barrels of sourced and treated water sold in the third quarter of 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018.

Land sales revenue was $4.6 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2019, when the Trust sold approximately 77 acres of land for an average price of approximately $59,960 per acre. Land sales revenue was $1.5 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2018, when the Trust sold approximately 47 acres of land for an average price of approximately $32,953 per acre.

Further details for the nine months ended September 30, 2019:

Oil and gas royalty revenue was $111.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, compared with $88.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, an increase of 26.2%. Crude oil and gas production subject to the Trust’s royalty interests increased 49.4% and 122.3%, respectively, in the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the nine months ended September 30, 2018. While crude oil and gas production increased in the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to September 30, 2018, the prices received for crude oil and gas production decreased 9.8% and 52.6%, respectively, over the same time period.

Easements and other surface-related income was $87.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, an increase of 31.1% compared with the nine months ended September 30, 2018 when easements and other surface-related income was $66.8 million. This increase of $20.8 million resulted primarily from increases in pipeline easement income and commercial lease revenue for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. Pipeline easement income increased $16.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. Commercial lease revenue increased $7.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 compared to the same period of 2018. These increases were partially offset by a $3.0 million decrease in temporary permit income.

Water sales and royalty revenue was $65.1 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, an increase of 37.2% compared with the nine months ended September 30, 2018 when water sales and royalty revenue was $47.4 million. This increase was principally due to a 41.8% sales increase in the number of barrels of sourced and treated water sold in the nine months ended September 30, 2019 as compared to the same period in 2018.

Land sales revenue was $113.0 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, when the Trust sold approximately 21,986 acres of land for an average price of approximately $5,141 per acre. Land sales revenue was $4.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, when the Trust sold approximately 167 acres of land for an average price of approximately $25,734 per acre.

About Texas Pacific Land Trust

Texas Pacific Land Trust is one of the largest landowners in the State of Texas with approximately 900,000 acres of land in West Texas. The Trust was organized under a Declaration of Trust to receive and hold title to extensive tracts of land in the State of Texas, previously the property of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company, and to issue transferable Certificates of Proprietary Interest pro rata to the holders of certain debt securities of the Texas and Pacific Railway Company. Texas Pacific Land Trust’s trustees are empowered under the Declaration of Trust to manage the lands with all the powers of an absolute owner. Texas Pacific Land Trust is not a REIT.

This news release may contain forward-looking statements as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Trust’s future operations and prospects, the markets for real estate in the areas in which the Trust owns real estate, applicable zoning regulations, the markets for oil and gas, production limits on prorated oil and gas wells authorized by the Railroad Commission of Texas, expected competitions, management’s intent, beliefs or current expectations with respect to the Trust’s future financial performance and other matters. We assume no responsibility to update any such forward-looking statements.

REPORT OF OPERATIONS

(in thousands, except share and per share amounts) (unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Oil and gas royalties

 

$

 

38,259

 

$

 

31,253

Easements and other surface-related income

 

 

33,911

 

 

22,068

Water sales and royalties

 

 

21,654

 

 

18,178

Land sales

 

 

4,621

 

 

1,543

Other operating revenue

 

 

85

 

 

126

Total revenues

 

$

 

98,530

 

$

 

73,168

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

$

 

14,737

 

$

 

12,433

Net income

 

$

 

60,022

 

$

 

50,762

Net income per Sub-share Certificate — basic and diluted

 

$

 

7.74

 

$

 

6.52

Weighted average number of Sub-share Certificates outstanding during period

 

 

7,756,156

 

 

7,786,692

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Oil and gas royalties

 

$

 

111,113

 

$

 

88,078

Easements and other surface-related income

 

 

87,635

 

 

66,845

Water sales and royalties

 

 

65,067

 

 

47,428

Land sales

 

 

113,020

 

 

4,293

Other operating revenue

 

 

329

 

 

375

Total revenues

 

$

 

377,164

 

$

 

207,019

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

$

 

63,578

 

$

 

36,415

Net income

 

$

 

249,606

 

$

 

147,056

Net income per Sub-share Certificate — basic and diluted

 

$

 

32.18

 

$

 

18.86

Weighted average number of Sub-share Certificates outstanding during period

 

 

7,756,643

 

 

7,797,262

SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS

(in thousands) (unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and resource management:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas royalties

 

$

 

38,259

 

39

%

 

$

 

31,253

 

43

%

Easements and other surface-related income

 

 

22,111

 

22

%

 

 

14,591

 

20

%

Land sales and other operating revenue

 

 

4,706

 

5

%

 

 

1,669

 

2

%

 

 

 

65,076

 

66

%

 

 

47,513

 

65

%

Water services and operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water sales and royalties

 

 

21,654

 

22

%

 

 

18,178

 

25

%

Easements and other surface-related income

 

 

11,800

 

12

%

 

 

7,477

 

10

%

 

 

 

33,454

 

34

%

 

 

25,655

 

35

%

Total consolidated revenues

 

$

 

98,530

 

100

%

 

$

 

73,168

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and resource management

 

$

 

43,911

 

73

%

 

$

 

36,385

 

72

%

Water services and operations

 

 

16,111

 

27

%

 

 

14,377

 

28

%

Total consolidated net income

 

$

 

60,022

 

100

%

 

$

 

50,762

 

100

%

 

 

 

Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and resource management:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas royalties

 

$

 

111,113

 

29

%

 

$

 

88,078

 

43

%

Easements and other surface-related income

 

 

59,761

 

16

%

 

 

49,896

 

24

%

Land sales and other operating revenue

 

 

113,349

 

30

%

 

 

4,668

 

2

%

 

 

 

284,223

 

75

%

 

 

142,642

 

69

%

Water services and operations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water sales and royalties

 

 

65,067

 

17

%

 

 

47,428

 

23

%

Easements and other surface-related income

 

 

27,874

 

8

%

 

 

16,949

 

8

%

 

 

 

92,941

 

25

%

 

 

64,377

 

31

%

Total consolidated revenues

 

$

 

377,164

 

100

%

 

$

 

207,019

 

100

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Land and resource management

 

$

 

204,222

 

82

%

 

$

 

109,700

 

75

%

Water services and operations

 

 

45,384

 

18

%

 

 

37,356

 

25

%

Total consolidated net income

 

$

 

249,606

 

100

%

 

$

 

147,056

 

100

%

NON-GAAP PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND DEFINITIONS

In addition to amounts presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (“GAAP”), we also present certain supplemental non-GAAP measurements. These measurements are not to be considered more relevant or accurate than the measurements presented in accordance with GAAP. In compliance with requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), our non-GAAP measurements are reconciled to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP performance measure. For all non-GAAP measurements, neither the SEC nor any other regulatory body has passed judgment on these non-GAAP measurements.

EBITDA

EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measurement of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Its purpose is to highlight earnings without finance, taxes, and depreciation and amortization expense, and its use is limited to specialized analysis. We have presented EBITDA because we believe that it is a useful supplement to net income as an indicator of operating performance.

The following table presents a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 (in thousands):

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

 

2019

 

2018

 

2019

 

2018

Net income

 

$

 

60,022

 

$

 

50,762

 

$

 

249,606

 

$

 

147,056

Add:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income tax expense

 

 

14,737

 

 

12,433

 

 

63,578

 

 

36,415

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

2,631

 

 

706

 

 

5,286

 

 

1,519

EBITDA

 

$

 

77,390

 

$

 

63,901

 

$

 

318,470

 

$

 

184,990

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

Non-GAAP performance measure. See "Non-GAAP Performance Measures and Definitions"

 

Contacts

Robert Packer
(214) 969-5530
Robert@tpltrust.com

Contacts

Robert Packer
(214) 969-5530
Robert@tpltrust.com