Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results
Source: Nasdaq GlobeNewswire / 07 Aug 2018 18:28:18 America/New_York
- Declared quarterly distribution of $0.77 per limited partner unit; increased by 9.2% percent year-over-year
- Reported second quarter 2018 net cash from operating activities of $28.0 million and distributable cash flow of $33.5 million
- Distributable cash flow coverage ratio of for the second quarter 2018 was 1.34x
BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 07, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) ("Delek Logistics") today announced its financial results for the second quarter 2018. For the three months ended June 30, 2018, Delek Logistics reported net income attributable to all partners of $25.6 million, or $0.79 per diluted common limited partner unit. This compares to net income attributable to all partners of $19.0 million, or $0.59 per diluted common limited partner unit, in the second quarter 2017. Distributable cash flow was $33.5 million in the second quarter 2018, compared to $23.0 million in the prior-year period.
For the second quarter 2018, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") was $45.4 million compared to $30.3 million in the prior-year period. The contribution from the Big Spring logistics assets acquired from Delek US effective March 1, 2018, higher gross margin per barrel in west Texas that benefited from increased crude oil drilling activity in the Permian Basin and improved performance from the Paline Pipeline were the primary factors in the year-over-year increase.
Uzi Yemin, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Delek Logistics' general partner, remarked: "Our Permian Basin strategy is paying off as we achieved a record quarterly EBITDA level in the second quarter 2018. The successful completion of both the Big Spring acquisition and Paline Pipeline expansion in March 2018 helped drive our improved performance in the second quarter 2018. In addition, crude oil drilling activity in the Permian Basin continues to grow and is supporting strong performance in our west Texas operations. This has led to a robust distributable cash flow coverage ratio of 1.34x, which improved on a sequential and year-over-year basis. Also, our leverage ratio improved to 4.4x."
Yemin concluded, "We are aggressively exploring potential opportunities to leverage our Permian Basin position to create long-term value for our unitholders. These include ways to partner with Delek US to support its Permian Basin crude oil supply needs and the high utilization rates in its refining system, as well as third party growth options. We were pleased to announce the 9.2 percent year-over-year increase in our declared second quarter distribution. The combination of our financial flexibility provided by our balance sheet and our focus on growth initiatives should support a distribution per limited partner unit increase of at least 10% annually through 2019."
Distribution and Liquidity
On July 24, 2018, Delek Logistics declared a quarterly cash distribution for the second quarter of $0.77 per common limited partner unit, which equates to $3.08 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis. This distribution will be paid on August 13, 2018 to unitholders of record on August 3, 2018. This represents a 2.7 percent increase from the first quarter 2018 distribution of $0.75 per common limited partner unit, or $3.00 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis, and a 9.2 percent increase over Delek Logistics’ second quarter 2017 distribution of $0.705 per common limited partner unit, or $2.82 per common limited partner unit annualized. For the second quarter 2018, the total cash distribution declared to all partners, including IDRs, was approximately $25.0 million. Based on the declared distribution for the second quarter 2018, the distributable cash flow coverage ratio for the second quarter was 1.34x.
As of June 30, 2018, Delek Logistics had total debt of approximately $737.1 million and cash of $5.2 million. Additional borrowing capacity, subject to certain covenants, under the $700.0 million credit facility was $206.1 million. The total leverage ratio for the second quarter 2018 was approximately 4.4x, which is within the current requirements of the maximum allowable leverage of 5.50x.
DKGP Joint Venture and Terminal Acquisition Update
On February 20, 2018, Delek Logistics and an affiliate of Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) announced the formation of a 50/50 joint venture, DKGP Energy Terminals LLC ("DKGP"). DKGP signed a membership interest purchase agreement to acquire two light products terminals from an affiliate of American Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:AMID). On August 1, 2018 the membership interest purchase agreement between DKGP and American Midstream was terminated according to the terms of the agreement due to delays in receiving federal regulatory approval for the acquisition.
Revenue for the second quarter 2018 was $166.3 million compared to $126.8 million in the prior-year period. The increase in revenue is primarily due to higher sales prices in the west Texas wholesale business, combined with the Big Spring acquisition that was effective March 1, 2018. Total operating expenses were $14.9 million in the second quarter 2018, compared to $10.0 million in the second quarter 2017. This increase was primarily due to the contribution from the acquired Big Spring assets and employee-related expenses. Total segment contribution margin was $45.3 million in the second quarter 2018 compared to $31.8 million in the second quarter 2017. General and administrative expenses were $3.7 million for the second quarter 2018, compared to $2.7 million in the prior-year period primarily due to professional services.
Pipelines and Transportation Segment
Contribution margin in the second quarter 2018 was $22.6 million compared to $17.9 million in the second quarter 2017. This increase was primarily due to the contribution from the Big Spring acquisition in March 2018 and improved performance from the Paline Pipeline. Operating expenses were $9.9 million in the second quarter 2018 compared to $7.9 million in the prior-year period, primarily due to the Big Spring acquisition.
Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment
During the second quarter 2018, contribution margin was $22.7 million, compared to $13.9 million in the second quarter 2017. This increase was primarily due to the contribution from the Big Spring acquisition in March 2018 and improved margin performance in the west Texas wholesale operations. Operating expenses increased to $5.0 million in the second quarter 2018, compared to $2.0 million in the prior-year period primarily due to the Big Spring acquisition.
In the west Texas wholesale business, average throughput in the second quarter 2018 was 12,261 barrels per day compared to 13,422 barrels per day in the second quarter 2017. The wholesale gross margin in west Texas increased year-over-year to $8.06 per barrel and included approximately $0.8 million, or $0.71 per barrel, from renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated in the quarter. During the second quarter 2017, the wholesale gross margin was $4.26 per barrel and included $1.2 million from RINs, or $1.00 per barrel. On a year-over-year basis, continued growth in crude oil drilling activity in the Permian Basin increased fuel demand and improved the supply/demand balance, which led to improved performance in the west Texas wholesale business.
Average terminalling throughput volume of 162,383 barrels per day during the second quarter 2018 increased on a year-over-year basis from 128,111 barrels per day in the second quarter 2017 primarily due to the addition of the Big Spring terminal. During the second quarter 2018, average volume under the East Texas marketing agreement with Delek US was 79,330 barrels per day compared to 77,878 barrels per day during the second quarter 2017. During the second quarter 2018, average volume under the Big Spring marketing agreement with Delek US was 80,536 barrels per day.
Second Quarter 2018 Results | Conference Call Information
Delek Logistics will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2018 results on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 8:00 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 November 8, 2018 by dialing (855) 859-2056, passcode 1262739. 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) second quarter 2018 earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 8, 2018 at 9:00 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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EBITDA (defined as net income (loss) 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 sales in our accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income), distributable cash flow and distributable cash flow coverage ratio are non-U.S. GAAP supplemental financial measures that management and external users of our combined 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 Delek Logistics' 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 from operations or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. EBITDA, distributable cash flow and distributable cash flow coverage ratio 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. 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. Please see the tables below for a reconciliation of EBITDA and distributable cash flow to their most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Also, please see the accompanying table providing the calculation of distributable cash flow coverage ratio.
Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited) June 30, December 31, 2018 2017 (In thousands) ASSETS Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 5,177 $ 4,675 Accounts receivable 21,881 23,013 Accounts receivable from related parties 9,651 1,124 Inventory 12,715 20,855 Other current assets 697 783 Total current assets 50,121 50,450 Property, plant and equipment: Property, plant and equipment 446,961 367,179 Less: accumulated depreciation (127,628 ) (112,111 ) Property, plant and equipment, net 319,333 255,068 Equity method investments 106,432 106,465 Goodwill 12,203 12,203 Intangible assets, net 157,643 15,917 Other non-current assets 4,617 3,427 Total assets $ 650,349 $ 443,530 LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT Current liabilities: Accounts payable $ 9,319 $ 19,147 Excise and other taxes payable 4,590 4,700 Tank inspection liabilities 902 902 Pipeline release liabilities 1,037 1,000 Accrued expenses and other current liabilities 5,282 6,033 Total current liabilities 21,130 31,782 Non-current liabilities: Long-term debt 737,139 422,649 Asset retirement obligations 5,007 4,064 Other non-current liabilities 16,035 14,260 Total non-current liabilities 758,181 440,973 Total liabilities 779,311 472,755 Deficit: Common unitholders - public; 9,101,137 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 (9,088,587 at December 31, 2017) 173,607 174,378 Common unitholders - Delek; 15,294,046 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 (15,294,046 at December 31, 2017) (295,247 ) (197,206 ) General partner - 497,861 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2018 (497,604 at December 31, 2017) (7,322 ) (6,397 ) Total deficit (128,962 ) (29,225 ) Total liabilities and deficit $ 650,349 $ 443,530 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 (In thousands, except unit and per unit data) Net sales: Affiliate $ 53,080 $ 39,824 $ 114,724 $ 76,443 Third-party 113,200 86,945 219,477 179,799 Net sales 166,280 126,769 334,201 256,242 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of goods sold 106,016 85,039 225,048 177,629 Operating expenses 14,917 9,966 27,494 20,324 General and administrative expenses 3,747 2,656 6,722 5,504 Depreciation and amortization 7,019 5,742 13,019 10,935 (Gain) loss on asset disposals (129 ) (5 ) (69 ) 7 Total operating costs and expenses 131,570 103,398 272,214 214,399 Operating income 34,710 23,371 61,987 41,843 Interest expense, net 10,926 5,462 18,988 9,533 Income from equity method investments (1,899 ) (1,176 ) (2,757 ) (1,421 ) Income before income tax expense 25,683 19,085 45,756 33,731 Income tax expense 101 108 179 159 Net income attributable to partners $ 25,582 $ 18,977 45,577 33,572 Comprehensive income attributable to partners $ 25,582 $ 18,977 $ 45,577 $ 33,572 Less: General partner's interest in net income, including incentive distribution rights 6,212 4,552 11,842 8,661 Limited partners' interest in net income $ 19,370 $ 14,425 $ 33,735 $ 24,911 Net income per limited partner unit: Common units - (basic) $ 0.79 $ 0.59 $ 1.38 $ 1.02 Common units - (diluted) $ 0.79 $ 0.59 $ 1.38 $ 1.02 Weighted average limited partner units outstanding: Common units - basic 24,386,031 24,335,338 24,384,341 24,331,991 Common units - diluted 24,394,103 24,375,946 24,391,760 24,371,540 Cash distribution per limited partner unit $ 0.770 $ 0.705 $ 1.520 $ 1.395 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (In thousands) Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 2017 Cash Flow Data Operating activities $ 51,643 $ 46,910 Investing activities (221,700 ) (8,303 ) Financing activities 170,559 (33,767 ) Net Increase $ 502 $ 4,840 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reconciliation of Amounts Reported Under U.S. GAAP Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, ($ in thousands) 2018 2017 2018 2017 Reconciliation of net income to EBITDA: Net income $ 25,582 $ 18,977 $ 45,577 $ 33,572 Add: Income tax expense 101 108 179 159 Depreciation and amortization 7,019 5,742 13,019 10,935 Amortization of customer contract intangible assets 1,803 — 2,404 — Interest expense, net 10,926 5,462 18,988 9,533 EBITDA $ 45,431 $ 30,289 $ 80,167 $ 54,199 Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities to distributable cash flow: Net cash provided by operating activities $ 27,987 $ 23,436 $ 51,643 $ 46,910 Changes in assets and liabilities 6,215 881 9,921 (2,681 ) Distributions from equity method investments in investing activities — 501 660 501 Maintenance and regulatory capital expenditures (1,017 ) (2,070 ) (1,341 ) (4,313 ) Reimbursement from Delek for capital expenditures (1) 314 460 705 1,338 Accretion of asset retirement obligations (97 ) (73 ) (175 ) (146 ) Deferred income taxes — (94 ) — (119 ) Gain (loss) on asset disposals 129 5 69 (7 ) Distributable Cash Flow $ 33,531 $ 23,046 $ 61,482 $ 41,483
(1) During the year ended December 31, 2017, the reimbursed capital expenditure amounts in the determination of distributable cash flow were revised to reflect the accrual of reimbursed capital expenditures from Delek US rather than the cash amounts received for reimbursed capital expenditures during the three and six months period ended June 30, 2017. This resulted in decreases to the distributable cash flow of $0.3 million and $2.5 million from the amounts presented on our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and six months period ended June 30, 2017, respectively.
Delek Logistics Partners, LP Distributable Coverage Ratio Calculation (In thousands) Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, Distributions to partners of Delek Logistics, LP 2018 2017 2018 2017 Limited partners' distribution on common units $ 18,784 $ 17,175 $ 37,071 $ 33,962 General partner's distributions 383 350 756 692 General partner's incentive distribution rights 5,817 4,258 11,154 8,153 Total distributions to be paid $ 24,984 $ 21,783 $ 48,981 $ 42,807 Distributable cash flow $ 33,531 $ 23,046 $ 61,482 41,483 Distributable cash flow coverage ratio (1) 1.34x 1.06x 1.26x 0.97x (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 Six Months Ended June 30, June 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 Pipelines and Transportation Net revenues: Affiliates $ 34,030 $ 27,668 $ 63,492 $ 54,168 Third party 3,714 2,555 7,965 4,732 Total pipelines and transportation 37,744 30,223 71,457 58,900 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of goods sold 5,195 4,403 9,636 8,808 Operating expenses 9,933 7,933 19,555 16,088 Segment contribution margin $ 22,616 $ 17,887 $ 42,266 $ 34,004 Total Assets $ 439,311 $ 338,781 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Net revenues: Affiliates (1) $ 19,050 $ 12,156 $ 51,232 $ 22,275 Third party 109,486 84,390 211,512 175,067 Total wholesale marketing and terminalling 128,536 96,546 262,744 197,342 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of goods sold 100,821 80,636 215,412 168,821 Operating expenses 4,984 2,033 7,939 4,236 Segment contribution margin $ 22,731 $ 13,877 $ 39,393 $ 24,285 Total Assets $ 211,038 $ 76,751 Consolidated Net revenues: Affiliates $ 53,080 $ 39,824 $ 114,724 $ 76,443 Third party 113,200 86,945 219,477 179,799 Total consolidated 166,280 126,769 334,201 256,242 Operating costs and expenses: Cost of goods sold 106,016 85,039 225,048 177,629 Operating expenses 14,917 9,966 27,494 20,324 Contribution margin 45,347 31,764 81,659 58,289 General and administrative expenses 3,747 2,656 6,722 5,504 Depreciation and amortization 7,019 5,742 13,019 10,935 Loss (gain) on asset disposals (129 ) (5 ) (69 ) 7 Operating income $ 34,710 $ 23,371 $ 61,987 $ 41,843 Total Assets $ 650,349 $ 415,532
(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 June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, Pipelines and Transportation 2018 2017 2018 2017 Maintenance capital spending 540 1,355 1,057 3,043 Discretionary capital spending 286 305 1,177 754 Segment capital spending $ 826 $ 1,660 $ 2,234 $ 3,797 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Maintenance capital spending $ 436 $ 214 574 $ 417 Discretionary capital spending 990 245 1,641 696 Segment capital spending $ 1,426 $ 459 $ 2,215 $ 1,113 Consolidated Maintenance capital spending $ 976 $ 1,569 $ 1,631 $ 3,460 Discretionary capital spending 1,276 550 2,818 1,450 Total capital spending $ 2,252 $ 2,119 $ 4,449 $ 4,910 Delek Logistics Partners, LP Segment Data (Unaudited) Three Months Ended June 30, Six Months Ended June 30, 2018 2017 2018 2017 Pipelines and Transportation Segment: Throughputs (average bpd) Lion Pipeline System: Crude pipelines (non-gathered) 56,088 59,953 55,412 59,351 Refined products pipelines 48,013 49,820 48,879 50,583 SALA Gathering System 16,738 15,957 16,705 16,242 East Texas Crude Logistics System 16,902 13,591 17,478 14,876 Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment: East Texas - Tyler Refinery sales volumes (average bpd) (1) 79,330 77,878 76,304 70,677 Big Spring Marketing - Refinery sales volume (average bpd) (for period owned) (2) 80,536 — 79,165 — West Texas marketing throughputs (average bpd) 12,261 13,422 14,091 13,942 West Texas marketing margin per barrel $ 8.06 $ 4.26 $ 6.43 $ 3.44 Terminalling throughputs (average bpd) (3) 162,383 128,111 154,917 122,026
(1) Excludes jet fuel and petroleum coke.
(2) Throughputs for the six months ended June 30, 2018 are for the 122 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 1, 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 are for the 122 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 six months ended June 30, 2018 was 26.0 million barrels, which averaged 143,593 bpd for the period.
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- Declared quarterly distribution of $0.77 per limited partner unit; increased by 9.2% percent year-over-year