Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results
来源: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 04 十一月 2019 16:45:01 America/New_York
- Declared third quarter distribution of $0.88 per limited partner unit; increased by 11.4% percent year-over-year
- Reported third quarter net income attributable to all partners of $30.5 million; EBITDA increased 19.7% year-over-year
- Third quarter net cash from operations was $34.3 million
- Distributable cash flow coverage ratio of 1.11x for the third quarter 2019
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) ("Delek Logistics") today announced its financial results for the third quarter 2019. For the three months ended September 30, 2019, Delek Logistics reported net income attributable to all partners of $30.5 million, or $0.89 per diluted common limited partner unit. This compares to net income attributable to all partners of $23.3 million, or $0.68 per diluted common limited partner unit, in the third quarter 2018. Net cash from operating activities was $34.3 million in the third quarter 2019 compared to $6.0 million in the prior year period. Distributable cash flow was $33.7 million in the third quarter 2019, compared to $32.4 million in the prior-year period. Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities as reported under U.S. GAAP to distributable cash flow is included in the financial tables attached to this release.
For the third quarter 2019, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $51.5 million compared to $43.0 million in the prior-year period. The year-over-year improvements are primarily due to a $6.5 million increase to income from equity method investments, as well as increased contribution from the Paline Pipeline and SALA Gathering. This was partially offset by lower West Texas gross margin on a year-over-year basis. Reconciliation of net income attributable to all partners as reported under U.S. GAAP to EBITDA is included in the financial tables attached to this release.
Uzi Yemin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delek Logistics' general partner, remarked: "During the third quarter we realized increased contributions from the recent Red River pipeline joint venture acquisition. This investment continues to bolster Delek Logistics' cash flow stream, which should further increase following the pipeline expansion, expected to be completed in the first half of 2020. Our strategy remains focused on supporting cash flow coverage and reducing leverage to better position the balance sheet, along with exploring organic growth opportunities. Simultaneously, our sponsor, Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) ("Delek US"), continues building its midstream portfolio, providing potential longer-term options for Delek Logistics. We were pleased to announce an 11.4% year-over-year increase in our third quarter distribution, and we remain committed to grow our distribution per limited partner unit by at least 10% annually through 2019."
Distribution and Liquidity
On October 25, 2019, Delek Logistics declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.88 per common limited partner unit for the third quarter, which equates to $3.52 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis. This distribution is to be paid on November 12, 2019 to unitholders of record on November 4, 2019. This represents a 3.5 percent increase from the second quarter 2019 distribution of $0.85 per common limited partner unit, or $3.40 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis, and an 11.4% increase over Delek Logistics’ third quarter 2018 distribution of $0.79 per common limited partner unit, or $3.16 per common limited partner unit annualized. For the third quarter 2019, the total cash distribution declared to all partners, including incentive distribution rights (IDRs), was approximately $30.4 million. Based on the distribution for the third quarter 2019, the distributable cash flow coverage ratio for the third quarter was 1.11x.
As of September 30, 2019, Delek Logistics had total debt of approximately $840.8 million and cash of $6.4 million. Additional borrowing capacity, subject to certain covenants, under the $850.0 million credit facility was $253.7 million. The total leverage ratio, calculated in accordance with the credit facility, for the third quarter 2019 was approximately 4.6x, which is within the current requirements of the maximum allowable leverage ratio of 5.25x.
Revenue for the third quarter 2019 was $137.6 million compared to $164.1 million in the prior-year period. The decrease in revenue is primarily due to lower prices and volumes in the west Texas wholesale business, partially offset by improved performance from the Tyler Terminal along with the SALA Gathering System, Paline Pipeline and trucking. Total operating expenses were $18.4 million in the third quarter 2019, compared to $15.4 million in the third quarter 2018. The increase was primarily due to higher maintenance/repair, outside services and allocated employee expenses. Total contribution margin was $46.5 million in the third quarter 2019 compared to $43.1 million in the third quarter 2018. General and administrative expenses were $5.3 million for the third quarter 2019, compared to $3.1 million in the prior-year period, with such increase being primarily due to employee related expenses and expense related to a canceled capital project.
Pipelines and Transportation Segment
Contribution margin in the third quarter 2019 was $27.1 million compared to $25.2 million in the third quarter 2018. This improvement was primarily due to improved performance from the SALA Gathering System, trucking and the Paline Pipeline, partially offset by lower performance on the Lion Oil Pipeline system due to lower throughput at Delek US' El Dorado, Arkansas refinery. Operating expenses were $12.5 million in the third quarter 2019 compared to $9.5 million in the prior-year period and such increase was primarily related to employee expenses.
Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment
During the third quarter 2019, contribution margin was $19.4 million, compared to $17.9 million in the third quarter 2018. This increase was primarily due to a higher gross margin in east Texas marketing and Big Spring marketing and Terminalling assets, partially offset by lower gross margin in west Texas. Operating expenses of $5.9 million in the third quarter 2019 were in line with the $5.9 million in the prior-year period.
In the west Texas wholesale business, average throughput in the third quarter 2019 was 9,535 barrels per day compared to 12,197 barrels per day in the third quarter 2018. The west Texas gross margin per barrel increased year-over-year to $4.82 per barrel and included approximately $0.3 million, or $0.38 per barrel, from renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated in the quarter. During the third quarter 2018, the west Texas gross margin per barrel was $4.65 per barrel and included $0.3 million from RINs, or $0.29 per barrel.
Average terminalling throughput volume of 170,727 barrels per day during the third quarter 2019 increased on a year-over-year basis from 167,491 barrels per day in the third quarter 2018. During the third quarter 2019, average volume under the East Texas marketing agreement with Delek US was 83,953 barrels per day compared to 79,404 barrels per day during the third quarter 2018.
Third Quarter 2019 Results | Conference Call Information
Delek Logistics will hold a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2019 results on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live by going to www.DelekLogistics.com. Participants are encouraged to register at least 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a telephonic replay will be available through February 5, 2020 by dialing (855) 859-2056, passcode 3489149. An archived version of the replay will also be available at www.DelekLogistics.com for 90 days.
Investors may also wish to listen to Delek US’ (NYSE: DK) third quarter 2019 earnings conference call on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time and review Delek US’ earnings press release. Market trends and information disclosed by Delek US may be relevant to Delek Logistics, as it is a consolidated subsidiary of Delek US. Investors can find information related to Delek US and the timing of its earnings release online by going to www.DelekUS.com.
About Delek Logistics Partners, LP
Delek Logistics Partners, LP, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, was formed by Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) to own, operate, acquire and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets.
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Our management uses certain "non-GAAP" operational measures to evaluate our operating segment performance and non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate past performance and prospects for the future to supplement our GAAP financial information presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These financial and operational non-GAAP measures are important factors in assessing our operating results and profitability and include:
- Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") - calculated as net income before net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, including amortization of customer contract intangible assets, which is included as a component of net revenues in our accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.
- Distributable cash flow - calculated as net cash flow from operating activities plus or minus changes in assets and liabilities, less maintenance capital expenditures net of reimbursements and other adjustments not expected to settle in cash. Delek Logistics believes this is an appropriate reflection of a liquidity measure by which users of its financial statements can assess its ability to generate cash.
EBITDA and distributable cash flow are non-U.S. GAAP supplemental financial measures that management and external users of our condensed consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, may use to assess:
- Delek Logistics' operating performance as compared to other publicly traded partnerships in the midstream energy industry, without regard to historical cost basis or, in the case of EBITDA, financing methods;
- the ability of our assets to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to our unitholders;
- Delek Logistics' ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures; and
- the viability of acquisitions and other capital expenditure projects and the returns on investment of various investment opportunities.
Delek Logistics believes that the presentation of EBITDA, distributable cash flow and distributable cash flow coverage ratio provide useful information to investors in assessing its financial condition, its results of operations and the cash flow its business is generating. EBITDA, distributable cash flow and distributable cash flow coverage ratio should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.
Non-GAAP measures have important limitations as analytical tools, because they exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income and net cash provided by operating activities. These measures should not be considered substitutes for their most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures. Additionally, because EBITDA and distributable cash flow may be defined differently by other partnerships in its industry, Delek Logistics' definitions of EBITDA and distributable cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other partnerships, thereby diminishing their utility. See the accompanying tables in this earnings release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.
Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) (In thousands, except unit and per unit data) September 30, 2019 December 31, 2018 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 6,353 $ 4,522 Accounts receivable 19,998 21,586 Inventory 7,695 5,491 Other current assets 2,714 969 Total current assets 36,760 32,568 Property, plant and equipment: Property, plant and equipment 457,716 452,746 Less: accumulated depreciation (159,623 ) (140,184 ) Property, plant and equipment, net 298,093 312,562 Equity method investments 246,998 104,770 Operating lease right-of-use assets 18,297 — Goodwill 12,203 12,203 Marketing Contract Intangible, net 132,802 138,210 Other non-current assets 22,654 24,280 Total assets $ 767,807 $ 624,593 LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 12,477 $ 14,226 Accounts payable to related parties 2,817 7,833 Excise and other taxes payable 1,722 4,069 Current portion of operating lease liabilities 4,836 — Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 10,489 10,377 Total current liabilities 32,341 36,505 Non-current liabilities: Long-term debt 840,765 700,430 Asset retirement obligations 5,489 5,191 Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 13,462 — Other non-current liabilities 18,240 17,290 Total non-current liabilities 877,956 722,911 Total liabilities 910,297 759,416 Deficit: Common unitholders - public; 9,123,239 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 (9,109,807 at December 31, 2018) 167,650 171,023 Common unitholders - Delek Holdings; 15,294,046 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 (15,294,046 at December 31, 2018) (305,152 ) (299,360 ) General partner - 498,312 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2019 (498,038 at December 31, 2018) (4,988 ) (6,486 ) Total deficit (142,490 ) (134,823 ) Total liabilities and deficit $ 767,807 $ 624,593 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) (In thousands, except unit and per unit data) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 2018 2019 2018 Net revenues: Affiliate $ 66,647 $ 63,835 $ 191,530 $ 178,559 Third-party 70,909 100,275 253,852 319,752 Net revenues 137,556 164,110 445,382 498,311 Cost of Sales: Cost of materials and other 72,594 105,596 262,713 330,644 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below) 17,490 14,489 49,318 40,501 Depreciation and amortization 6,138 6,252 18,450 18,287 Total cost of sales 96,222 126,337 330,481 389,432 Operating expenses related to wholesale business (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below) 945 906 2,502 2,388 General and administrative expenses 5,280 3,076 15,046 9,798 Depreciation and amortization 450 450 1,351 1,434 (Gain) loss on asset disposals (70 ) 717 (95 ) 648 Total operating costs and expenses 102,827 131,486 349,285 403,700 Operating income 34,729 32,624 96,097 94,611 Interest expense, net 12,509 11,108 35,164 30,096 Income from equity method investments (8,394 ) (1,924 ) (14,860 ) (4,681 ) Other expense, net — 8 461 8 Total non-operating expenses, net 4,115 9,192 20,765 25,423 Income before income tax expense 30,614 23,432 75,332 69,188 Income tax expense 84 106 220 285 Net income attributable to partners $ 30,530 $ 23,326 $ 75,112 $ 68,903 Comprehensive income attributable to partners $ 30,530 $ 23,326 $ 75,112 $ 68,903 Less: General partner's interest in net income, including incentive distribution rights 8,895 6,636 24,244 18,478 Limited partners' interest in net income $ 21,635 $ 16,690 $ 50,868 $ 50,425 Net income per limited partner unit: Common units - basic $ 0.89 $ 0.68 $ 2.08 $ 2.07 Common units - diluted $ 0.89 $ 0.68 $ 2.08 $ 2.07 Weighted average limited partner units outstanding: Common units - basic 24,417,285 24,395,183 24,411,308 24,387,995 Common units - diluted 24,420,582 24,401,908 24,417,466 24,395,880 Cash distribution per limited partner unit $ 0.880 $ 0.790 $ 2.550 $ 2.310 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (In thousands) Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 2018 Cash flows from operating activities Net income $ 75,112 $ 68,903 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 19,801 19,721 Non-cash lease expense 2,554 — Amortization of customer contract intangible assets 5,408 4,207 Amortization of deferred revenue (1,248 ) (1,095 ) Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount 2,054 1,984 Accretion of asset retirement obligations 298 267 Deferred income taxes 115 — Income from equity method investments (14,860 ) (4,681 ) Dividends from equity method investments 9,188 5,128 (Gain) loss on asset disposals (95 ) 648 Other non-cash adjustments 484 518 Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 1,588 1,198 Inventories and other current assets (3,290 ) 17,022 Accounts payable and other current liabilities (7,613 ) (4,311 ) Accounts receivable/payable to related parties (5,016 ) (50,030 ) Non-current assets and liabilities, net 109 (1,879 ) Changes in assets and liabilities (14,222 ) (38,000 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 84,589 57,600 Cash flows from investing activities Asset acquisitions, net of assumed asset retirement obligation liabilities — (72,222 ) Purchases of property, plant and equipment (4,964 ) (8,674 ) Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 144 465 Purchases of intangible assets — (144,219 ) Distributions from equity method investments 804 957 Equity method investment contributions (137,361 ) (172 ) Net cash used in investing activities (141,377 ) (223,865 ) Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from issuance of additional units to maintain 2% General Partner interest 8 20 Distributions to general partner (22,762 ) (17,010 ) Distributions to common unitholders - public (22,580 ) (20,500 ) Distributions to common unitholders - Delek Holdings (37,929 ) (34,335 ) Distributions to Delek Holdings unitholders and general partner related to Big Spring Logistic Assets Acquisition — (98,798 ) Proceeds from revolving credit facility 476,400 678,000 Payments on revolving credit facility (336,800 ) (324,700 ) Deferred financing costs paid — (5,264 ) Reimbursement of capital expenditures by Delek Holdings 2,282 3,183 Net cash provided by financing activities 58,619 180,596 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 1,831 14,331 Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 4,522 4,675 Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 6,353 $ 19,006 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid during the period for: Interest $ 29,003 $ 24,446 Income taxes $ 143 $ 136 Non-cash investing activities: Increase/(Decrease) in accrued capital expenditures $ 1,274 $ (1,836 ) Non-cash financing activities: Non-cash lease liability arising from obtaining right of use assets during the period $ 649 $ — Non-cash lease liability arising from recognition of right of use assets upon adoption of ASU 2016-02 $ 20,202 $ — Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reconciliation of Amounts Reported Under U.S. GAAP (In thousands) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 2018 2019 2018 Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA: Net income $ 30,530 $ 23,326 $ 75,112 $ 68,903 Add: Income tax expense 84 106 220 285 Depreciation and amortization 6,588 6,702 19,801 19,721 Amortization of customer contract intangible assets 1,803 1,803 5,408 4,207 Interest expense, net 12,509 11,108 35,164 30,096 EBITDA $ 51,514 $ 43,045 $ 135,705 $ 123,212 Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities to distributable cash flow: Net cash provided by operating activities $ 34,261 $ 5,957 $ 84,589 $ 57,600 Changes in assets and liabilities 3,237 28,079 14,222 38,000 Non-cash lease expense (1,145 ) — (2,554 ) — Distributions from equity method investments in investing activities — 297 804 957 Maintenance and regulatory capital expenditures (3,728 ) (2,380 ) (5,515 ) (3,721 ) Reimbursement from Delek Holdings for capital expenditures 1,223 1,292 2,607 2,179 Accretion of asset retirement obligations (100 ) (92 ) (298 ) (267 ) Deferred income taxes (118 ) — (115 ) — Gain (loss) on asset disposals 70 (717 ) 95 (648 ) Distributable Cash Flow $ 33,700 $ 32,436 $ 93,835 $ 94,100 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Distributable Coverage Ratio Calculation (In thousands) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, Distributions to partners of Delek Logistics, LP 2019 2018 2019 2018 Limited partners' distribution on common units $ 21,487 $ 19,272 $ 62,256 $ 56,343 General partner's distributions 439 393 1,270 1,149 General partner's incentive distribution rights 8,453 6,295 23,205 17,449 Total distributions to be paid $ 30,379 $ 25,960 $ 86,731 $ 74,941 Distributable cash flow $ 33,700 $ 32,436 $ 93,835 $ 94,100 Distributable cash flow coverage ratio (1) 1.11x 1.25x 1.08x 1.26x
(1) Distributable cash flow coverage ratio is calculated by dividing distributable cash flow by distributions to be paid in each respective period.
Delek Logistics Partners, LP Segment Data (unaudited) (In thousands) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 2018 2019 2018 Pipelines and Transportation Net revenues: Affiliate $ 39,304 $ 36,132 $ 112,694 $ 99,624 Third party 5,281 3,653 16,733 11,618 Total pipelines and transportation 44,585 39,785 129,427 111,242 Cost of sales: Cost of materials and other 4,947 5,055 17,871 14,691 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization) 12,547 9,499 36,109 29,054 Segment contribution margin $ 27,091 $ 25,231 $ 75,447 $ 67,497 Total Assets $ 529,219 $ 431,173 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Net revenues: Affiliates (1) $ 27,343 $ 27,703 $ 78,836 $ 78,935 Third party 65,628 96,622 237,119 308,134 Total wholesale marketing and terminalling 92,971 124,325 315,955 387,069 Cost of sales: Cost of materials and other 67,647 100,541 244,842 315,953 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization) 5,888 5,896 15,711 13,835 Segment contribution margin $ 19,436 $ 17,888 $ 55,402 $ 57,281 Total Assets $ 238,588 $ 262,396 Consolidated Net revenues: Affiliates $ 66,647 $ 63,835 $ 191,530 $ 178,559 Third party 70,909 100,275 253,852 319,752 Total consolidated 137,556 164,110 445,382 498,311 Cost of sales: Cost of materials and other 72,594 105,596 262,713 330,644 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below) 18,435 15,395 51,820 42,889 Contribution margin 46,527 43,119 130,849 124,778 General and administrative expenses 5,280 3,076 15,046 9,798 Depreciation and amortization 6,588 6,702 19,801 19,721 Loss (gain) on asset disposals (70 ) 717 (95 ) 648 Operating income $ 34,729 $ 32,624 $ 96,097 $ 94,611 Total Assets $ 767,807 $ 693,569
(1) Affiliate revenue for the wholesale marketing and terminalling segment is presented net of amortization expense pertaining to the marketing contract intangible we acquired in connection with the Big Spring acquisition.
Delek Logistics Partners, LP Segment Capital Spending (In thousands) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, Pipelines and Transportation 2019 2018 2019 2018 Maintenance capital spending $ 2,731 $ 1,528 $ 3,959 $ 2,585 Discretionary capital spending 372 558 386 1,735 Segment capital spending $ 3,103 $ 2,086 $ 4,345 $ 4,320 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Maintenance capital spending $ 980 $ 877 1,389 $ 1,451 Discretionary capital spending (91 ) 28 504 1,669 Segment capital spending $ 889 $ 905 $ 1,893 $ 3,120 Consolidated Maintenance capital spending $ 3,711 $ 2,405 $ 5,348 $ 4,036 Discretionary capital spending 281 586 890 3,404 Total capital spending $ 3,992 $ 2,991 $ 6,238 $ 7,440 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Segment Data (Unaudited) Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019 2018 2019 2018 Pipelines and Transportation Segment: Throughputs (average bpd) Lion Pipeline System: Crude pipelines (non-gathered) 49,477 59,150 43,446 56,672 Refined products pipelines to Enterprise Systems 43,518 43,762 32,242 47,154 SALA Gathering System 21,632 16,704 21,143 16,705 East Texas Crude Logistics System 25,391 14,284 21,045 16,402 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment: East Texas - Tyler Refinery sales volumes (average bpd) (1) 83,953 79,404 74,607 77,349 Big Spring marketing throughputs (average bpd) (2)
80,203 80,687 83,608 79,819 West Texas marketing throughputs (average bpd) 9,535 12,197 11,446 13,453 West Texas gross margin per barrel $ 4.82 $ 4.65 $ 4.83 $ 5.88 Terminalling throughputs (average bpd) (3) 170,727 167,491 160,621 159,457
(1) Excludes jet fuel and petroleum coke.
(2) Throughputs for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 are for the 214 days we marketed certain finished products produced at or sold from the Big Spring Refinery following the execution of the Big Spring Marketing Agreement, effective March 31, 2018.
(3) Consists of terminalling throughputs at our Tyler, Big Spring, Big Sandy and Mount Pleasant, Texas, our El Dorado and North Little Rock, Arkansas and our Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee terminals. Throughputs for the Big Spring terminal for nine months ended September 30, 2018 are for the 214 days we operated the terminal following its acquisition effective March 1, 2018. Barrels per day are calculated for only the days we operated each terminal. Total throughput for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 was 41.4 million barrels, which averaged 151,646 bpd for the period.
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- Declared third quarter distribution of $0.88 per limited partner unit; increased by 11.4% percent year-over-year