USA Compression Partners, LP Reports First Quarter 2020 Results; Updates 2020 Outlook

AUSTIN, Texas--()--USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) (“USA Compression” or the “Partnership”) announced today its financial and operating results for the first quarter 2020.

First Quarter 2020 Highlights

  • Total revenues were $179.0 million for the first quarter 2020, compared to $170.7 million for the first quarter 2019.
  • Net loss was $602.5 million for the first quarter 2020, compared to net income of $6.6 million for the first quarter 2019. The net loss for the first quarter 2020 included a $619.4 million charge due to non-cash impairment of goodwill.
  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $50.1 million for the first quarter 2020, compared to $47.8 million for the first quarter 2019.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was $106.2 million for the first quarter 2020, compared to $101.4 million for the first quarter 2019.
  • Distributable Cash Flow was $54.7 million for the first quarter 2020, compared to $54.9 million for the first quarter 2019.
  • Announced cash distribution of $0.525 per common unit for the first quarter 2020, consistent with the first quarter 2019.
  • Distributable Cash Flow Coverage was 1.08x for the first quarter 2020, compared to 1.16x for the first quarter 2019.

“The first quarter reflected the stability of USA Compression’s compression services business model, which is focused on the large horsepower asset class utilized in large infrastructure applications located in attractive, active regions,” commented Eric D. Long, USA Compression’s President and Chief Executive Officer. “During the quarter, we stayed consistent to our business strategy, deploying a limited number of new assets selectively to strong counterparties under fixed-fee contracts.”

He continued, “We certainly find ourselves in unprecedented times, not only for our industry but also worldwide, as we cope with a global pandemic and more specific challenges to the energy industry. As time goes on, we should gain more visibility, but the general uncertainty these dynamics have caused make predicting the future difficult at best, and have led us to take a cautious approach in managing the business. In light of the current environment, we are reducing capital spending and operating expenses to ensure that USA Compression is well-positioned to work through the remainder of 2020 while maintaining safe and reliable operations. While we had initially budgeted for a reduced 2020 capital plan, based on recent market events, we currently plan to reduce further our 2020 growth capital spending by approximately 25%. We have also taken cost-cutting measures across the business, reducing operating expenses by approximately 10%, which we expect will help maintain our strong margins as we work through the present market volatility,” Mr. Long said.

“We continue to believe that the natural gas side of the energy sector is better positioned than other commodities, underpinned by resilient baseload demand and potential for growth as a clean fuel for future energy needs. While the exact extent to which current market factors will affect the domestic natural gas supply/demand balance is uncertain, the expected long-term future demand for natural gas coupled with what we expect will be a meaningful supply decrease from lower associated gas production should drive the natural gas market to rebalance in the not-too-distant future. We expect this dynamic will continue to have a positive impact on the demand for the compression services that USA Compression provides, although our ability to forecast our activity and the future of the market is uncertain.”

Expansion capital expenditures were $46.5 million, maintenance capital expenditures were $8.8 million and cash interest expense, net was $30.5 million for the first quarter 2020.

On April 16, 2020, the Partnership announced a first quarter cash distribution of $0.525 per common unit, which corresponds to an annualized distribution rate of $2.10 per common unit. The distribution will be paid on May 8, 2020 to common unitholders of record as of the close of business on April 27, 2020. For the first quarter 2020, the Partnership’s Distributable Cash Flow Coverage was 1.08x.

 

Operational and Financial Data

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

Operational data:

 

 

 

 

 

Fleet horsepower (at period end)

3,705,550

 

 

3,682,968

 

 

3,619,898

 

Revenue generating horsepower (at period end)

3,316,666

 

 

3,310,024

 

 

3,293,903

 

Average revenue generating horsepower

3,320,724

 

 

3,308,392

 

 

3,280,601

 

Revenue generating compression units (at period end)

4,516

 

 

4,559

 

 

4,595

 

Horsepower utilization (at period end) (1)

92.0

%

 

93.7

%

 

94.5

%

Average horsepower utilization (for the period) (1)

92.5

%

 

93.9

%

 

94.2

%

 

 

 

 

 

 

Financial data ($ in thousands, except per horsepower data):

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

$

178,999

 

 

$

178,188

 

 

$

170,746

 

Average revenue per revenue generating horsepower per month (2)

$

16.89

 

 

$

16.82

 

 

$

16.45

 

Net income (loss) (3)

$

(602,461

)

 

$

9,281

 

 

$

6,587

 

Operating income (loss) (3)

$

(569,710

)

 

$

43,801

 

 

$

35,528

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

50,077

 

 

$

91,700

 

 

$

47,769

 

Gross operating margin (4)

$

119,834

 

 

$

121,578

 

 

$

113,721

 

Gross operating margin percentage

66.9

%

 

68.2

%

 

66.6

%

Adjusted EBITDA (4)

$

106,184

 

 

$

109,228

 

 

$

101,377

 

Adjusted EBITDA percentage

59.3

%

 

61.3

%

 

59.4

%

Distributable Cash Flow (4)

$

54,702

 

 

$

58,021

 

 

$

54,852

 

(1)

Horsepower utilization is calculated as (i) the sum of (a) revenue generating horsepower; (b) horsepower in the Partnership’s fleet that is under contract but is not yet generating revenue; and (c) horsepower not yet in the Partnership’s fleet that is under contract, not yet generating revenue and that is subject to a purchase order, divided by (ii) total available horsepower less idle horsepower that is under repair.

Horsepower utilization based on revenue generating horsepower and fleet horsepower was 89.5%, 89.9% and 91.0% at March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively.

Average horsepower utilization based on revenue generating horsepower and fleet horsepower was 89.8%, 89.8% and 90.8% for the three months ended March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019, respectively.

(2)

Calculated as the average of the result of dividing the contractual monthly rate for all units at the end of each month in the period by the sum of the revenue generating horsepower at the end of each month in the period.

(3)

The Partnership’s net loss and operating loss for the first quarter 2020 included a $619.4 million charge due to non-cash impairment of goodwill. The $619.4 million goodwill impairment charge is due to the asset carrying amount exceeding fair value as of March 31, 2020. The impairment charge did not impact the Partnership’s cash flows, liquidity position or compliance with debt covenants.

(4)

Gross operating margin, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow are all non-U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (“Non-GAAP”) financial measures. For the definition of each measure, as well as reconciliations of each measure to its most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” below.

Liquidity and Long-Term Debt

As of March 31, 2020, the Partnership was in compliance with all covenants under its $1.6 billion revolving credit facility. As of March 31, 2020, the Partnership had outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility of $459.3 million, $1.1 billion of borrowing base availability and, subject to compliance with the applicable financial covenants, available borrowing capacity of $185.9 million. As of March 31, 2020, the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Partnership’s 6.875% senior notes due 2026 and 6.875% senior notes due 2027 was $725.0 million and $750.0 million, respectively.

Full-Year 2020 Outlook

USA Compression is updating its full-year 2020 guidance as follows:

  • Net loss range of $590.0 million to $570.0 million;
  • A forward-looking estimate of net cash provided by operating activities is not provided because the items necessary to estimate net cash provided by operating activities, in particular the change in operating assets and liabilities, are not accessible or estimable at this time. The Partnership does not anticipate the changes in operating assets and liabilities to be material, but changes in accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred revenue could be significant, such that the amount of net cash provided by operating activities would vary substantially from the amount of projected Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow;
  • Adjusted EBITDA range of $395.0 million to $415.0 million; and
  • Distributable Cash Flow range of $195.0 million to $215.0 million.

Conference Call

The Partnership will host a conference call today beginning at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) to discuss first quarter 2020 performance. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Investors may participate either by phone or audio webcast.

By Phone:

 

Dial 800-458-4121 inside the U.S. and Canada at least 10 minutes before the call and ask for the USA Compression Partners Earnings Call. Investors outside the U.S. and Canada should dial 323-794-2093. The conference ID for both is 5098752.

 

 

 

 

 

A replay of the call will be available through May 15, 2020. Callers inside the U.S. and Canada may access the replay by dialing 888-203-1112. Investors outside the U.S. and Canada should dial 719-457-0820. The conference ID for both is 5098752.

 

 

 

By Webcast:

 

Connect to the webcast via the “Events” page of USA Compression’s Investor Relations website at http://investors.usacompression.com. Please log in at least 10 minutes in advance to register and download any necessary software. A replay will be available shortly after the call.

About USA Compression Partners, LP

USA Compression Partners, LP is a growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership that is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of natural gas compression services in terms of total compression fleet horsepower. USA Compression partners with a broad customer base composed of producers, processors, gatherers and transporters of natural gas and crude oil. USA Compression focuses on providing natural gas compression services to infrastructure applications primarily in high-volume gathering systems, processing facilities and transportation applications. More information is available at usacompression.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release includes the Non-GAAP financial measures of gross operating margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Distributable Cash Flow and Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio.

Management views Adjusted EBITDA as one of its primary tools for evaluating the Partnership’s results of operations, and the Partnership tracks this item on a monthly basis both as an absolute amount and as a percentage of revenue compared to the prior month, year-to-date, prior year and budget. The Partnership defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before net interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and income tax expense. The Partnership defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus impairment of compression equipment, impairment of goodwill, interest income on capital lease, unit-based compensation expense (income), severance charges, certain transaction fees, loss (gain) on disposition of assets and other. Adjusted EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and external users of its financial statements, such as investors and commercial banks, to assess:

  • the financial performance of the Partnership’s assets without regard to the impact of financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis of the Partnership’s assets;
  • the viability of capital expenditure projects and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities;
  • the ability of the Partnership’s assets to generate cash sufficient to make debt payments and pay distributions; and
  • the Partnership’s operating performance as compared to those of other companies in its industry without regard to the impact of financing methods and capital structure.

Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors because, when viewed with GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations, it provides a more complete understanding of the Partnership’s performance than GAAP results alone. Management also believes that external users of its financial statements benefit from having access to the same financial measures that management uses in evaluating the results of the Partnership’s business.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance and liquidity. Moreover, Adjusted EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Gross operating margin is defined as revenue less cost of operations, exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense. Management believes that gross operating margin is useful as a supplemental measure of the Partnership’s operating profitability. Gross operating margin is impacted primarily by the pricing trends for service operations and cost of operations, including labor rates for service technicians, volume and per unit costs for lubricant oils, quantity and pricing of routine preventative maintenance on compression units and property tax rates on compression units. Gross operating margin should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, operating income (loss), its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, gross operating margin as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Because the Partnership capitalizes assets, depreciation and amortization of equipment is a necessary element of its costs. To compensate for the limitations of gross operating margin as a measure of the Partnership’s performance, management believes that it is important to consider operating income determined under GAAP, as well as gross operating margin, to evaluate the Partnership’s operating profitability. A reconciliation of gross operating margin to operating income (loss) is provided in this news release.

Distributable Cash Flow is defined as net income (loss) plus non-cash interest expense, non-cash income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, unit-based compensation expense (income), impairment of compression equipment, impairment of goodwill, certain transaction fees, severance charges, loss (gain) on disposition of assets, proceeds from insurance recovery and other, less distributions on the Partnership’s Series A Preferred Units (“Preferred Units”) and maintenance capital expenditures.

Distributable Cash Flow should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance and liquidity. Moreover, the Partnership’s Distributable Cash Flow as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Management believes Distributable Cash Flow is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to compare basic cash flows the Partnership generates (after distributions on the Partnership’s Preferred Units but prior to any retained cash reserves established by the Partnership’s general partner and the effect of the Distribution Reinvestment Plan) to the cash distributions the Partnership expects to pay its common unitholders.

Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio is defined as Distributable Cash Flow divided by distributions declared to common unitholders in respect of such period. Management believes Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to gauge the Partnership’s ability to pay distributions to common unitholders using the cash flows the Partnership generates. The Partnership’s Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

This news release also contains a forward-looking estimate of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow projected to be generated by the Partnership in its 2020 fiscal year. A forward-looking estimate of net cash provided by operating activities and reconciliations of the forward-looking estimates of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow to net cash provided by operating activities are not provided because the items necessary to estimate net cash provided by operating activities, in particular the change in operating assets and liabilities, are not accessible or estimable at this time. The Partnership does not anticipate the changes in operating assets and liabilities to be material, but changes in accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred revenue could be significant, such that the amount of net cash provided by operating activities would vary substantially from the amount of projected Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow.

See “Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures” for Adjusted EBITDA reconciled to net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities, and net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities reconciled to Distributable Cash Flow and Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the information in this news release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including “may,” “believe,” “expect,” “intend,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “continue,” “if,” “project,” “outlook,” “will,” “could,” “should,” or other similar words or the negatives thereof, and include the Partnership’s expectation of future performance contained herein, including as described under “Full-Year 2020 Outlook.” These statements discuss future expectations, contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition, or state other “forward-looking” information. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which can be affected by assumptions used or by known risks or uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors noted below and other cautionary statements in this news release. The risk factors and other factors noted throughout this news release could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Known material factors that could cause the Partnership’s actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward-looking statements include:

  • changes in the long-term supply of and demand for crude oil and natural gas, including as a result of uncertainty regarding the length of time it will take for the United States and the rest of the world to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus to the point where applicable authorities are comfortable easing current restrictions on various commercial and economic activities; such restrictions are designed to protect public health but also have the effect of significantly reducing demand for crude oil and natural gas;
  • the severity and duration of world health events, including the recent COVID-19 outbreak, related economic repercussions, actions taken by governmental authorities and other third parties in response to the pandemic and the resulting severe disruption in the oil and gas industry and negative impact on demand for oil and gas, which is negatively impacting our business;
  • changes in general economic conditions and changes in economic conditions of the crude oil and natural gas industries specifically, including the current significant surplus in the supply of oil and actions by the members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”) and Russia (together with OPEC and other allied producing countries, “OPEC+”) with respect to oil production levels and announcements of potential changes in such levels, including the ability of the OPEC+ countries to agree on and comply with supply limitations;
  • uncertainty regarding the timing, pace and extent of an economic recovery in the United States and elsewhere, which in turn will likely affect demand for crude oil and natural gas and therefore the demand for the compression and treating services we provide and the commercial opportunities available to us;
  • the deterioration of the financial condition of our customers;
  • renegotiation of material terms of customer contracts no longer in primary term;
  • competitive conditions in our industry;
  • our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions;
  • actions taken by our customers, competitors and third-party operators;
  • changes in the availability and cost of capital;
  • operating hazards, natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics (such as COVID-19), weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control;
  • operational challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, including logistical challenges, protecting the health and well-being of our employees, remote work arrangements, performance of contracts and supply chain disruptions;
  • the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations;
  • the effects of future litigation;
  • factors described in Part I, Item 1A (“Risk Factors”) of the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 18, 2020 and subsequently filed reports; and
  • other factors discussed in the Partnership’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. Unless legally required, the Partnership undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed herein also could have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.

 

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except for per unit amounts Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

Contract operations

$

172,794

 

 

$

171,052

 

 

$

163,976

 

Parts and service

3,048

 

 

2,692

 

 

2,684

 

Related party

3,157

 

 

4,444

 

 

4,086

 

Total revenues

178,999

 

 

178,188

 

 

170,746

 

Cost of operations, exclusive of depreciation and amortization

59,165

 

 

56,610

 

 

57,025

 

Gross operating margin

119,834

 

 

121,578

 

 

113,721

 

Other operating and administrative costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

Selling, general and administrative

12,385

 

 

15,561

 

 

15,995

 

Depreciation and amortization

58,762

 

 

58,227

 

 

58,924

 

Loss (gain) on disposition of assets

(1,014

)

 

1,329

 

 

40

 

Impairment of compression equipment

 

 

2,660

 

 

3,234

 

Impairment of goodwill

619,411

 

 

 

 

 

Total other operating and administrative costs and expenses

689,544

 

 

77,777

 

 

78,193

 

Operating income (loss)

(569,710

)

 

43,801

 

 

35,528

 

Other income (expense):

 

 

 

 

 

Interest expense, net

(32,478

)

 

(32,984

)

 

(28,857

)

Other

23

 

 

27

 

 

20

 

Total other expense

(32,455

)

 

(32,957

)

 

(28,837

)

Net income (loss) before income tax expense

(602,165

)

 

10,844

 

 

6,691

 

Income tax expense

296

 

 

1,563

 

 

104

 

Net income (loss)

(602,461

)

 

9,281

 

 

6,587

 

Less: distributions on Preferred Units

(12,187

)

 

(12,187

)

 

(12,187

)

Net loss attributable to common and Class B unitholders’ interests

$

(614,648

)

 

$

(2,906

)

 

$

(5,600

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net loss attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

Common units

$

(614,648

)

 

$

(2,817

)

 

$

(2,088

)

Class B Units

$

 

 

$

(89

)

 

$

(3,512

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average common units outstanding – basic and diluted

96,707

 

 

96,658

 

 

90,060

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average Class B Units outstanding – basic and diluted

 

 

 

 

6,398

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net loss per common unit

$

(6.36

)

 

$

(0.03

)

 

$

(0.02

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted net loss per Class B Unit

$

 

 

$

 

 

$

(0.55

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions declared per common unit

$

0.525

 

 

$

0.525

 

 

$

0.525

 

 

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(In thousands, except unit amounts Unaudited)

 

 

March 31, 2020

Selected Balance Sheet data:

 

Total assets

$

3,103,087

 

Long-term debt, net

$

1,909,578

 

Total partners’ capital

$

516,616

 

 

 

Common units outstanding

96,721,320

 

 

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(In thousands — Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

50,077

 

 

$

91,700

 

 

$

47,769

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(42,070

)

 

(36,263

)

 

(34,653

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(8,015

)

 

(55,429

)

 

(12,988

)

 

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

ADJUSTED EBITDA TO NET INCOME (LOSS) AND NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(In thousands — Unaudited)

 

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities, its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, for each of the periods presented:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

Net income (loss)

$

(602,461

)

 

$

9,281

 

 

$

6,587

 

Interest expense, net

32,478

 

 

32,984

 

 

28,857

 

Depreciation and amortization

58,762

 

 

58,227

 

 

58,924

 

Income tax expense

296

 

 

1,563

 

 

104

 

EBITDA

$

(510,925

)

 

$

102,055

 

 

$

94,472

 

Interest income on capital lease

124

 

 

142

 

 

194

 

Unit-based compensation expense (income) (1)

(1,829

)

 

2,884

 

 

3,134

 

Transaction expenses (2)

 

 

23

 

 

86

 

Severance charges

417

 

 

135

 

 

217

 

Loss (gain) on disposition of assets

(1,014

)

 

1,329

 

 

40

 

Impairment of compression equipment (3)

 

 

2,660

 

 

3,234

 

Impairment of goodwill (4)

619,411

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

106,184

 

 

$

109,228

 

 

$

101,377

 

Interest expense, net

(32,478

)

 

(32,984

)

 

(28,857

)

Non-cash interest expense

1,986

 

 

1,987

 

 

1,680

 

Income tax expense

(296

)

 

(1,563

)

 

(104

)

Interest income on capital lease

(124

)

 

(142

)

 

(194

)

Transaction expenses

 

 

(23

)

 

(86

)

Severance charges

(417

)

 

(135

)

 

(217

)

Other

1,623

 

 

1,774

 

 

14

 

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(26,401

)

 

13,558

 

 

(25,844

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

50,077

 

 

$

91,700

 

 

$

47,769

 

________________________

(1)

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019, unit-based compensation expense included $0.9 million, $0.6 million and $0.7 million, respectively, of cash payments related to quarterly payments of distribution equivalent rights on outstanding phantom unit awards and $0, $0 and $0.3 million, respectively, related to the cash portion of any settlement of phantom unit awards upon vesting. The remainder of the unit-based compensation expense (income) for all periods was related to non-cash adjustments to the unit-based compensation liability.

(2)

Represents certain expenses related to potential and completed transactions and other items. The Partnership believes it is useful to investors to exclude these fees.

(3)

Represents non-cash charges incurred to write down long-lived assets with recorded values that are not expected to be recovered through future cash flows.

(4)

Represents non-cash charges due to the asset carrying amount exceeding fair value as of March 31, 2020.

 

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

DISTRIBUTABLE CASH FLOW TO NET INCOME (LOSS) AND NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES

(Dollars in thousands — Unaudited)

 

The following table reconciles Distributable Cash Flow to net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities, its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, for each of the periods presented:

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

March 31,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

March 31,
2019

Net income (loss)

$

(602,461

)

 

$

9,281

 

 

$

6,587

 

Non-cash interest expense

1,986

 

 

1,987

 

 

1,680

 

Depreciation and amortization

58,762

 

 

58,227

 

 

58,924

 

Non-cash income tax expense

123

 

 

1,024

 

 

14

 

Unit-based compensation expense (income) (1)

(1,829

)

 

2,884

 

 

3,134

 

Transaction expenses (2)

 

 

23

 

 

86

 

Severance charges

417

 

 

135

 

 

217

 

Loss (gain) on disposition of assets

(1,014

)

 

1,329

 

 

40

 

Impairment of compression equipment (3)

 

 

2,660

 

 

3,234

 

Impairment of goodwill (4)

619,411

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions on Preferred Units

(12,187

)

 

(12,187

)

 

(12,187

)

Proceeds from insurance recovery

336

 

 

427

 

 

44

 

Maintenance capital expenditures (5)

(8,842

)

 

(7,769

)

 

(6,921

)

Distributable Cash Flow

$

54,702

 

 

$

58,021

 

 

$

54,852

 

Maintenance capital expenditures

8,842

 

 

7,769

 

 

6,921

 

Transaction expenses

 

 

(23

)

 

(86

)

Severance charges

(417

)

 

(135

)

 

(217

)

Distributions on Preferred Units

12,187

 

 

12,187

 

 

12,187

 

Other

1,164

 

 

323

 

 

(44

)

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

(26,401

)

 

13,558

 

 

(25,844

)

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

50,077

 

 

$

91,700

 

 

$

47,769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributable Cash Flow

$

54,702

 

 

$

58,021

 

 

$

54,852

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions for Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio (6)

$

50,779

 

 

$

50,732

 

 

$

47,333

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio

1.08x

 

 

1.14x

 

 

1.16x

 

________________________

(1)

For the three months ended March 31, 2020, December 31, 2019 and March 31, 2019, unit-based compensation expense included $0.9 million, $0.6 million and $0.7 million, respectively, of cash payments related to quarterly payments of distribution equivalent rights on outstanding phantom unit awards and $0, $0 and $0.3 million, respectively, related to the cash portion of any settlement of phantom unit awards upon vesting. The remainder of the unit-based compensation expense (income) for all periods was related to non-cash adjustments to the unit-based compensation liability.

(2)

Represents certain expenses related to potential and completed transactions and other items. The Partnership believes it is useful to investors to exclude these fees.

(3)

Represents non-cash charges incurred to write down long-lived assets with recorded values that are not expected to be recovered through future cash flows.

(4)

Represents non-cash charges due to the asset carrying amount exceeding fair value as of March 31, 2020.

(5)

Reflects actual maintenance capital expenditures for the periods presented. Maintenance capital expenditures are capital expenditures made to maintain the operating capacity of the Partnership’s assets and extend their useful lives, replace partially or fully depreciated assets, or other capital expenditures that are incurred in maintaining the Partnership’s existing business and related cash flow.

(6)

Represents distributions to the holders of the Partnership’s common units as of the record date.

 

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP

FULL-YEAR 2020 ADJUSTED EBITDA AND DISTRIBUTABLE CASH FLOW GUIDANCE RANGE

RECONCILIATION TO NET LOSS

(Unaudited)

 

 

Guidance

Net loss

$(590.0 million) to $(570.0 million)

Plus: Interest expense, net

128.5 million

Plus: Depreciation and amortization

231.0 million

Plus: Income tax expense

0.5 million

EBITDA

$(230.0 million) to $(210.0 million)

Plus: Interest income on capital lease

0.5 million

Plus: Unit-based compensation expense and other (1)

5.1 million

Plus: Impairment of goodwill

619.4 million

Adjusted EBITDA

$395.0 million to $415.0 million

Less: Cash interest expense

120.5 million

Less: Current income tax expense

0.5 million

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures

30.0 million

Less: Distributions on Preferred Units

49.0 million

Distributable Cash Flow

$195.0 million to $215.0 million

________________________

(1)

 

Unit-based compensation expense is based on our closing per unit price of $8.01 on April 30, 2020.

 

Contacts

USA Compression Partners, LP
Matthew C. Liuzzi
Chief Financial Officer
512-369-1624
ir@usacompression.com

Contacts

USA Compression Partners, LP
Matthew C. Liuzzi
Chief Financial Officer
512-369-1624
ir@usacompression.com