Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reports First Quarter 2019 Results
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 06 May 2019 06:45:01 America/New_York
- Declared first quarter distribution of $0.82 per limited partner unit; increased by 9.3% percent year-over-year
- Reported first quarter net income attributable to all partners of $19.7 million; EBITDA increased 13.5% year-over-year
- First quarter net cash from operations was $26.2 million
- Distributable cash flow coverage ratio of 1.06x for the first quarter 2019
- Balance sheet positioned to support future growth
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., May 06, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) ("Delek Logistics") today announced its financial results for the first quarter 2019. For the three months ended March 31, 2019, Delek Logistics reported net income attributable to all partners of $19.7 million, or $0.51 per diluted common limited partner unit. This compares to net income attributable to all partners of $20.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted common limited partner unit, in the first quarter 2018. Net cash from operating activities was $26.2 million in the first quarter 2019 compared to $23.7 million in the prior year period. Distributable cash flow was $29.0 million in the first quarter 2019, compared to $28.0 million in the prior-year period. Reconciliation of 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 first quarter 2019, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $39.4 million compared to $34.7 million in the prior-year period. This increase was primarily due to the contribution from the Big Spring logistics assets acquired from Delek US Holdings, Inc. (“Delek US”) effective March 1, 2018 (the "Big Spring acquisition"). On a year over year basis, lower throughputs primarily at assets supporting Delek US' El Dorado, Arkansas refinery reduced gross margin by approximately $1.2 million. 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 and Chief Executive Officer of Delek Logistics' general partner, remarked: "Our EBITDA increased by 13.5 percent on a year over year basis and we ended the quarter with $389 million of availability on our credit facility. This financial flexibility should support our growth efforts as we evaluate the potential drop down of the Krotz Springs logistics assets and explore third party opportunities. Also, Delek US is pursuing midstream initiatives which should increase potential drop down inventory that can provide future growth. The increase in crude oil prices has continued to support demand in our west Texas operations and the wider Brent-WTI differential is supporting volumes on our Paline Pipeline. In addition, the incentive tariff of $0.75 per barrel on Paline expired at the end of February and the FERC tariff of $1.57 per barrel is in place, which should add approximately $0.9 million per month of EBITDA. We were pleased to announce the 9.3% year-over-year increase in our first 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 April 26, 2019, Delek Logistics declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.82 per common limited partner unit for the first quarter, which equates to $3.28 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis. This distribution is to be paid on May 14, 2019 to unitholders of record on May 7, 2019. This represents a 1.2 percent increase from the fourth quarter 2018 distribution of $0.81 per common limited partner unit, or $3.24 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis, and a 9.3 percent increase over Delek Logistics’ first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.75 per common limited partner unit, or $3.00 per common limited partner unit annualized. For the first quarter 2019, the total cash distribution declared to all partners, including incentive distribution rights (IDRs), was approximately $27.4 million. Based on the distribution for the first quarter 2019, the distributable cash flow coverage ratio for the first quarter was 1.06x.
As of March 31, 2019, Delek Logistics had total debt of approximately $705.2 million and cash of $5.4 million. Additional borrowing capacity, subject to certain covenants, under the $850.0 million credit facility was $388.8 million. The total leverage ratio, calculated in accordance with the credit facility, for the first quarter 2019 was approximately 4.2x, which is within the current requirements of the maximum allowable leverage ratio of 5.25x.
Revenue for the first quarter 2019 was $152.5 million compared to $167.9 million in the prior-year period. The decrease in revenue is primarily due to lower prices in the west Texas wholesale business, partially offset by the Big Spring acquisition that was effective March 1, 2018. Total operating expenses were $16.1 million in the first quarter 2019, compared to $12.6 million in the first quarter 2018. This increase was primarily due to the contribution from the acquired Big Spring assets and outside services. Total segment contribution margin was $40.2 million in the first quarter 2019 compared to $36.3 million in the first quarter 2018. General and administrative expenses were $4.5 million for the first quarter 2019, compared to $3.0 million in the prior-year period. This increase was partially due to employee expenses.
Pipelines and Transportation Segment
Contribution margin in the first quarter 2019 was $24.2 million compared to $19.7 million in the first quarter 2018. This increase was primarily due to the contribution from the Big Spring acquisition, partially offset by lower performance from the Lion Oil Pipeline system due to lower throughput at Delek US' El Dorado, Arkansas refinery. Operating expenses were $10.8 million in the first quarter 2019 compared to $9.6 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to the Big Spring acquisition.
Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment
During the first quarter 2019, contribution margin was $15.9 million, compared to $16.7 million in the first quarter 2018. This decrease was primarily due to a lower gross margin in west Texas, which was partially offset by the contribution from the Big Spring acquisition. Operating expenses increased to $5.2 million in the first quarter 2019, compared to $3.0 million in the prior-year period primarily due to the Big Spring acquisition.
In the west Texas wholesale business, average throughput in the first quarter 2019 was 13,314 barrels per day compared to 15,942 barrels per day in the first quarter 2018. The west Texas gross margin per barrel decreased year-over-year to $3.56 per barrel and included approximately $0.3 million, or $0.27 per barrel, from renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated in the quarter. During the first quarter 2018, the west Texas gross margin per barrel was $5.16 per barrel and included $1.2 million from RINs, or $0.81 per barrel.
Average terminalling throughput volume of 152,469 barrels per day during the first quarter 2019 increased on a year-over-year basis from 143,476 barrels per day in the first quarter 2018 primarily due to the Big Spring acquisition. During the first quarter 2019, average volume under the East Texas marketing agreement with Delek US was 68,577 barrels per day compared to 73,244 barrels per day during the first quarter 2018.
First Quarter 2019 Results | Conference Call Information
Delek Logistics will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2019 results on Monday, May 6, 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 August 6, 2019 by dialing (855) 859-2056, passcode 3455428. 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) first quarter 2019 earnings conference call on Monday, May 6, 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) March 31, December 31, 2019 2018 ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,356 $ 4,522 Accounts receivable 21,538 21,586 Inventory 6,669 5,491 Other current assets 629 969 Total current assets 34,192 32,568 Property, plant and equipment: Property, plant and equipment 453,591 452,746 Less: accumulated depreciation (146,712 ) (140,184 ) Property, plant and equipment, net 306,879 312,562 Equity method investments 107,830 104,770 Operating lease right-of-use assets 19,186 — Goodwill 12,203 12,203 Marketing Contract Intangible, net 136,407 138,210 Other non-current assets 23,511 24,280 Total assets $ 640,208 $ 624,593 LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 5,511 $ 14,226 Accounts payable to related parties 10,522 7,833 Excise and other taxes payable 4,496 4,069 Pipeline release liabilities 3,293 4,419 Current portion of operating lease liabilities 4,258 — Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 10,940 5,958 Total current liabilities 39,020 36,505 Non-current liabilities: Long-term debt 705,175 700,430 Asset retirement obligations 5,290 5,191 Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion 14,928 — Other non-current liabilities 17,700 17,290 Total non-current liabilities 743,093 722,911 Deficit: Common unitholders - public; 9,113,359 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 (9,109,807 at December 31, 2018) 168,389 171,023 Common unitholders - Delek Holdings; 15,294,046 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 (15,294,046 at December 31, 2018) (303,902 ) (299,360 ) General partner - 498,110 units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 (498,038 at December 31, 2018) (6,392 ) (6,486 ) Total deficit (141,905 ) (134,823 ) Total liabilities and deficit $ 640,208 $ 624,593 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) (In thousands, except unit and per unit data) Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 (1) Net revenues: Affiliate $ 62,965 $ 61,644 Third-party 89,518 106,277 Net revenues 152,483 167,921 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of materials and other 96,265 119,032 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below) 15,307 11,898 Depreciation and amortization 6,124 5,464 Total cost of sales 117,696 136,394 Operating expenses related to wholesale business (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below) 751 679 General and administrative expenses 4,473 2,975 Depreciation and amortization 450 536 Loss on asset disposals 2 60 Total operating costs and expenses 123,372 140,644 Operating income 29,111 27,277 Interest expense, net 11,301 8,062 (Income) loss from equity method investments (1,951 ) (858 ) Income before income tax expense 19,761 20,073 Income tax expense 65 78 Net income attributable to partners $ 19,696 $ 19,995 Comprehensive income attributable to partners $ 19,696 $ 19,995 Less: General partner's interest in net income, including incentive distribution rights 7,270 5,630 Limited partners' interest in net income $ 12,426 $ 14,365 Net income per limited partner unit: Common units - (basic) $ 0.51 $ 0.59 Common units - (diluted) $ 0.51 $ 0.59 Weighted average limited partner units outstanding: Common units - basic 24,407,168 24,382,633 Common units - diluted 24,416,058 24,393,746 Cash distribution per limited partner unit $ 0.820 $ 0.750 (1) Certain changes to presentation of the prior period statements of income have been made in order to conform to the current period presentation, primarily relating to the addition of a subtotal entitled 'cost of sales' which includes all costs directly attributable to the generation of the related revenue, as defined by GAAP, and the retitling of what was previously referred to as 'cost of goods sold' to 'cost of materials and other'. Operating expenses and depreciation and amortization related to the wholesale business and the retail business are excluded from cost of sales because they primarily relate to costs associated with selling the products. Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (In thousands) Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 Cash flows from operating activities Net income $ 19,696 $ 19,995 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation and amortization 6,574 6,000 Non-cash lease expense 1,016 — Amortization of customer contract intangible assets 1,803 601 Amortization of deferred revenue (402 ) (350 ) Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount 905 656 Accretion of asset retirement obligations 99 78 Income from equity method investments (1,951 ) (858 ) Dividends from equity method investments 1,488 1,033 Loss on asset disposals 2 60 Unit-based compensation expense 144 147 Changes in assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable 48 (2,352 ) Inventories and other current assets (838 ) 7,977 Accounts payable and other current liabilities (5,177 ) 7,091 Accounts receivable/payable to related parties 2,689 (15,790 ) Non-current assets and liabilities, net 109 (632 ) Net cash provided by operating activities 26,205 23,656 Cash flows from investing activities Asset acquisitions, net of assumed asset retirement obligation liabilities — (72,376 ) Purchases of property, plant and equipment (1,181 ) (3,253 ) Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment 12 91 Purchases of intangible assets — (144,219 ) Distributions from equity method investments 804 660 Equity method investment contributions (3,401 ) — Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (3,766 ) (219,097 ) Cash flows from financing activities Proceeds from issuance of additional units to maintain 2% General Partner interest 2 13 Distributions to general partner (7,179 ) (5,100 ) Distributions to common unitholders - public (7,352 ) (6,590 ) Distributions to common unitholders - Delek Holdings (12,388 ) (11,088 ) Distributions to Delek Holdings unitholders and general partner related to Big Spring Logistic Assets Acquisition — (98,798 ) Proceeds from revolving credit facility 119,000 409,200 Payments of revolving credit facility (114,500 ) (94,400 ) Reimbursement of capital expenditures by Delek Holdings 812 2,316 Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (21,605 ) 195,553 Net increase in cash and cash equivalents 834 112 Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period 4,522 4,675 Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period $ 5,356 $ 4,787 Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information: Cash paid during the period for: Interest $ 5,997 $ 3,009 Income taxes $ 58 $ — Non-cash investing activities: Decrease in accrued capital expenditures $ (276 ) $ (1,004 ) Non-cash financing activities: 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 March 31, 2019 2018 Reconciliation of net income to EBITDA: Net income $ 19,696 $ 19,995 Add: Income tax expense 65 78 Depreciation and amortization 6,574 6,000 Amortization of customer contract intangible assets 1,803 601 Interest expense, net 11,301 8,062 EBITDA $ 39,439 $ 34,736 Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities to distributable cash flow: Net cash provided by operating activities $ 26,205 $ 23,656 Changes in assets and liabilities 3,169 3,706 Non-cash lease expense (1,016 ) $ — Distributions from equity method investments in investing activities 804 660 Maintenance and regulatory capital expenditures (818 ) (324 ) Reimbursement from Delek Holdings for capital expenditures 714 391 Accretion of asset retirement obligations (99 ) (78 ) Loss on asset disposals (2 ) (60 ) Distributable Cash Flow $ 28,957 $ 27,951 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Distributable Coverage Ratio Calculation (In thousands) Three Months Ended March 31, Distributions to partners of Delek Logistics, LP 2019 2018 Limited partners' distribution on common units $ 20,014 $ 18,287 General partner's distributions 408 373 General partner's incentive distribution rights 7,016 5,337 Total distributions to be paid $ 27,438 $ 23,997 Distributable cash flow $ 28,957 $ 27,951 Distributable cash flow coverage ratio (1) 1.06x 1.16x (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 March 31, 2019 2018 Pipelines and Transportation Net revenues: Affiliate $ 36,659 $ 29,462 Third party 3,974 4,251 Total pipelines and transportation 40,633 33,713 Cost of sales: Cost of materials and other 5,567 4,441 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization) 10,834 9,622 Segment contribution margin $ 24,232 $ 19,650 Total Assets $ 401,833 $ 417,781 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Net revenues: Affiliates (1) $ 26,306 $ 32,182 Third party 85,544 102,026 Total wholesale marketing and terminalling 111,850 134,208 Cost of sales: Cost of materials and other 90,698 114,591 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization) 5,224 2,955 Segment contribution margin $ 15,928 $ 16,662 Total Assets $ 238,375 $ 248,165 Consolidated Net revenues: Affiliates $ 62,965 $ 61,644 Third party 89,518 106,277 Total consolidated 152,483 167,921 Cost of sales: Cost of materials and other 96,265 119,032 Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below) 16,058 12,577 Contribution margin 40,160 36,312 General and administrative expenses 4,473 2,975 Depreciation and amortization 6,574 6,000 Loss (gain) on asset disposals 2 60 Operating income $ 29,111 $ 27,277 Total Assets $ 640,208 $ 665,946 (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 March 31, Pipelines and Transportation 2019 2018 Maintenance capital spending $ 410 $ 517 Discretionary capital spending 14 891 Segment capital spending $ 424 $ 1,408 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Maintenance capital spending $ 107 $ 202 Discretionary capital spending 373 587 Segment capital spending $ 480 $ 789 Consolidated Maintenance capital spending $ 517 $ 719 Discretionary capital spending 387 1,478 Total capital spending $ 904 $ 2,197 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Segment Data (Unaudited) Three Months Ended March 31, 2019 2018 Pipelines and Transportation Segment: Throughputs (average bpd) Lion Pipeline System: Crude pipelines (non-gathered) 28,683 54,728 Refined products pipelines to Enterprise Systems 23,092 49,754 SALA Gathering System 16,998 16,672 East Texas Crude Logistics System 18,113 18,062 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment: East Texas - Tyler Refinery sales volumes (average bpd) (1) 68,577 73,244 Big Spring marketing throughputs (average bpd) (2)
87,741 75,139 West Texas marketing throughputs (average bpd) 13,314 15,942 West Texas gross margin per barrel $ 3.56 $ 5.16 Terminalling throughputs (average bpd) (3) 152,469 143,476 (1) Excludes jet fuel and petroleum coke. (2) Throughputs for the three months ended March 31, 2018 are for the 31 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 three months ended March 31, 2018 are for the 31 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 months ended March 31, 2018 was 11.3 million barrels, which averaged 125,639 bpd for the period. Reconciliation of Forecast Incremental U.S. GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Forecast Incremental EBITDA for Paline Pipeline Tariff Increase ($ in millions) Annual Monthly Forecasted Incremental Net Income $ 10.8 $ 0.9 Add Forecasted Incremental Amounts for: Interest Expense, net — — Depreciation and amortization — — Forecasted Incremental EBITDA $ 10.8 $ 0.9
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