SemGroup Corporation Announces Second Quarter 2017 Results

8/7/2017

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced second quarter 2017 revenues of $473.1 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $9.6 million or $0.15 per diluted share. This compares with first quarter 2017 revenues of $456.1 million with net loss attributable to SemGroup of $10.3 million, or $0.16 per diluted share. Second quarter 2016 revenues totaled $287.4 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $8.9 million, or $0.19 per diluted share.

SemGroup's second quarter 2017 Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $65.4 million, compared to $60.7 million in first quarter 2017 and $67.6 million in second quarter 2016. The nearly 8 percent increase in Adjusted EBITDA over first quarter was primarily driven by the timing of take-or-pay minimum volume commitments at SemCAMS. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and is reconciled to net income below.

"During the second quarter our existing business performed well and we made steady progress executing on our growth projects in Canada and the STACK, while capturing additional commercialization opportunities," said SemGroup President and Chief Executive Officer Carlin Conner. "In July, we reached a milestone in our growth strategy with the acquisition of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, an extremely versatile, refinery-facing asset that provides stable and growing cash flows even in volatile commodity price environments, as well as significant optionality for further expansion. I am also excited to report that construction on Maurepas Pipeline was completed and on budget. It has been an eventful summer for our company. I believe we are turning an important corner in our pursuit to establish a more secure foundation of cash flows while building paths to future growth and long-term value creation for our investors."

Recent Developments
On July 17, SemGroup completed the acquisition of Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company, one of the largest oil terminals in the United States. HFOTCO significantly enhances SemGroup's scale and diversifies the business with refinery-facing, take-or-pay cash flows as well as providing a platform for SemGroup to capture attractive growth opportunities.

SemGroup has completed construction of the $500 million Maurepas Pipeline, a pipeline system consisting of three separate transportation pipes serving Gulf Coast refineries. The crude line is currently operational and contributing to cash flow and construction on the two product lines is complete and expected to begin contributing in September.

SemGas recently executed a long-term gathering and processing contract with dedicated acreage in Blaine and Major counties, which will add volumes to the STACK Canton Pipeline to be processed at the SemGas Rose Valley plant in Northern Oklahoma.

SemGroup has hired a financial advisor to assist in the evaluation of a potential sale of SemLogistics, our petroleum products storage business located in the United Kingdom.

Second Quarter 2017 Dividend and Dividend Guidance
The Board of Directors of SemGroup declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of $0.45 per share, resulting in an annualized dividend of $1.80 per share. The dividend will be paid on August 28, 2017 to all common shareholders of record on August 18, 2017.

Management reaffirms that dividends will be reviewed annually in December of each year targeting a 10 percent dividend CAGR through 2020. In December 2017, management expects to recommend to the Board of Directors a dividend increase of 10 percent on an annualized basis.

2017 Updated Financial Guidance
SemGroup is narrowing its initial Adjusted EBITDA guidance range of between $270 million and $310 million to $270 million and $290 million due primarily to the delay in the completion of the Maurepas Pipeline and continued pressure on Crude Supply & Logistic differentials. With the expected addition of $60 million of Adjusted EBITDA in connection with the HFOTCO acquisition, SemGroup now expects Adjusted EBITDA of between $330 million and $350 million in 2017. SemGroup does not provide guidance for net income, the GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to the non-GAAP financial measure Adjusted EBITDA, because Net Income includes items such as unrealized gains or losses on derivative activities or similar items which, because of their nature, cannot be accurately forecasted. We do not expect that such amounts would be significant to Adjusted EBITDA as they are largely non-cash items.

SemGroup is updating its 2017 capital expenditure guidance to $575 million, which now includes approximately $75 million in growth projects at HFOTCO and approximately $60 million related to maintenance projects.

Earnings Conference Call
SemGroup will host a conference call for investors at 11 a.m. Eastern today, August 7, 2017. The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing 855-239-1101, or for international callers, 412-542-4117. Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto SemGroup's Investor Relations website at www.semgroupcorp.com. A replay of the webcast will be available following the call. The second quarter 2017 slide deck will be posted under presentations.

About SemGroup
Based in Tulsa, Okla., SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) is a publicly traded midstream service company providing the energy industry the means to move products from the wellhead to the wholesale marketplace. SemGroup provides diversified services for end-users and consumers of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products, residual fuel oil and asphalt. Services include purchasing, selling, processing, transporting, terminalling and storing energy.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures
SemGroup’s non-GAAP measure, Adjusted EBITDA, is not a GAAP measure and is not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentation of net income (loss), which is the most closely associated GAAP measure. Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for selected items that SemGroup believes impact the comparability of financial results between reporting periods.  In addition to non-cash items, we have selected items for adjustment to EBITDA which management feels decrease the comparability of our results among periods. These items are identified as those which are generally outside of the results of day to day operations of the business. These items are not considered non-recurring, infrequent or unusual, but do erode comparability among periods in which they occur with periods in which they do not occur or occur to a greater or lesser degree. Historically, we have selected items such as gains on the sale of NGL Energy Partners LP common units, costs related to our predecessor’s bankruptcy, significant business development related costs, significant legal settlements, severance and other similar costs. Management believes these types of items can make comparability of the results of day to day operations among periods difficult and have chosen to remove these items from our Adjusted EBITDA. We expect to adjust for similar types of items in the future. Although we present selected items that we consider in evaluating our performance, you should be aware that the items presented do not represent all items that affect comparability between the periods presented. Variations in our operating results are also caused by changes in volumes, prices, mechanical interruptions and numerous other factors. We do not adjust for these types of variances.

This measure may be used periodically by management when discussing our financial results with investors and analysts and is presented as management believes it provides additional information and metrics relative to the performance of our businesses. This non-GAAP financial measure has important limitations as an analytical tool because it excludes some, but not all, items that affect the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. You should not consider non-GAAP measures in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Management compensates for the limitations of our non-GAAP measures as analytical tools by reviewing the comparable GAAP measures, understanding the differences between the non-GAAP measure and the most comparable GAAP measure and incorporating this knowledge into its decision-making processes. We believe that investors benefit from having access to the same financial measures that our management uses in evaluating our operating results. Because all companies do not use identical calculations, our presentations of non-GAAP measures may be different from similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

Forward-Looking Statements
Certain matters contained in this Press Release include “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. We make these forward-looking statements in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this Press Release including the prospects of our industry, our anticipated financial performance, our anticipated annual dividend growth rate, management's plans and objectives for future operations, planned capital expenditures, business prospects, outcome of regulatory proceedings, market conditions and other matters, may constitute forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that these expectations will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, our ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to enable us to pay our debt obligations and our current and expected dividends or to fund our other liquidity needs; any sustained reduction in demand for, or supply of, the petroleum products we gather, transport, process, market and store; the effect of our debt level on our future financial and operating flexibility, including our ability to obtain additional capital on terms that are favorable to us; our ability to access the debt and equity markets, which will depend on general market conditions and the credit ratings for our debt obligations and equity; the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of our acquisition of HFOTCO LLC, doing business as Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company (“HFOTCO”); our ability to pay the second payment related to our HFOTCO acquisition and the consequences of our failing to do so; the loss of, or a material nonpayment or nonperformance by, any of our key customers; the amount of cash distributions, capital requirements and performance of our investments and joint ventures; the amount of collateral required to be posted from time to time in our commodity purchase, sale or derivative transactions; the impact of operational and developmental hazards and unforeseen interruptions; our ability to obtain new sources of supply of petroleum products; competition from other midstream energy companies; our ability to comply with the covenants contained in our credit agreements, continuing covenant agreement, and the indentures governing our notes, including requirements under our credit agreements to maintain certain financial ratios; our ability to renew or replace expiring storage, transportation and related contracts; the overall forward markets for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids; the possibility that the construction or acquisition of new assets may not result in the corresponding anticipated revenue increases; any future impairment of goodwill resulting from the loss of customers or business; changes in currency exchange rates; weather and other natural phenomena, including climate conditions; a cyber attack involving our information systems and related infrastructure, or that of our business associates; the risks and uncertainties of doing business outside of the U.S., including political and economic instability and changes in local governmental laws, regulations and policies; costs of, or changes in, laws and regulations and our failure to comply with new or existing laws or regulations, particularly with regard to taxes, safety and protection of the environment; the possibility that our hedging activities may result in losses or may have a negative impact on our financial results; general economic, market and business conditions; as well as other risk factors discussed from time to time in each of our documents and reports filed with the SEC.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this press release, which reflect management’s opinions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to any forward-looking statements.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)

  June 30, 2017 December 31, 2016
ASSETS    
Current assets $ 543,126   $ 635,874  
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,948,787   1,762,072  
Goodwill and other intangible assets 180,441   185,208  
Equity method investments 430,514   434,289  
Other noncurrent assets, net 63,350   57,529  
Total assets $ 3,166,218   $ 3,074,972  
LIABILITIES AND OWNERS' EQUITY    
Current liabilities:    
Current portion of long-term debt $ 28   $ 26  
Other current liabilities 455,446   488,329  
Total current liabilities 455,474   488,355  
Long-term debt, excluding current portion 1,215,244   1,050,918  
Other noncurrent liabilities 90,101   89,734  
Total liabilities 1,760,819   1,629,007  
Total owners' equity 1,405,399   1,445,965  
Total liabilities and owners' equity $ 3,166,218   $ 3,074,972  
     

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Revenues $ 473,089   $ 287,377   $ 456,100   $ 929,189   $ 602,228  
Expenses:          
Costs of products sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below 340,107   176,842   348,998   689,105   373,789  
Operating 73,346   54,707   52,083   125,429   104,899  
General and administrative 26,752   20,775   21,644   48,396   41,835  
Depreciation and amortization 25,602   25,055   24,599   50,201   49,106  
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net (234 ) 1,685   2,410   2,176   14,992  
Total expenses 465,573   279,064   449,734   915,307   584,621  
Earnings from equity method investments 17,753   17,078   17,091   34,844   40,149  
Loss on issuance of common units by equity method investee         (41 )
Operating income 25,269   25,391   23,457   48,726   57,715  
Other expenses, net 12,033   9,944   33,639   45,672   68,566  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 13,236   15,447   (10,182 ) 3,054   (10,851 )
Income tax expense (benefit) 3,625   4,658   95   3,720   (16,749 )
Income (loss) from continuing operations 9,611   10,789   (10,277 ) (666 ) 5,898  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes   (2 )     (4 )
Net income (loss) 9,611   10,787   (10,277 ) (666 ) 5,894  
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   1,922       10,942  
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation $ 9,611   $ 8,865   $ (10,277 ) $ (666 ) $ (5,048 )
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation $ 9,611   $ 8,865   $ (10,277 ) $ (666 ) $ (5,048 )
Other comprehensive income, net of income taxes 8,952   6,591   6,033   14,985   2,482  
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation $ 18,563   $ 15,456   $ (4,244 ) $ 14,319   $ (2,566 )
Net income (loss) per common share:          
Basic $ 0.15   $ 0.20   $ (0.16 ) $ (0.01 ) $ (0.11 )
Diluted $ 0.15   $ 0.19   $ (0.16 ) $ (0.01 ) $ (0.11 )
Weighted average shares (thousands):          
Basic 65,749   45,236   65,692   65,717   44,553  
Diluted 66,277   45,647   65,692   65,717   44,553  
                     

2016 Quarterly Financial Data
(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

  First
Quarter
Second
Quarter
Third
Quarter
Fourth
Quarter
Total
Total revenues $ 314,851   $ 287,377   $ 327,764   $ 402,172   $ 1,332,164  
Loss on disposal or impairment, net 13,307   1,685   1,018   38   16,048  
Other operating costs and expenses 292,250   277,379   316,644   381,969   1,268,242  
Total expenses 305,557   279,064   317,662   382,007   1,284,290  
Earnings from equity method investments 23,071   17,078   15,845   17,763   73,757  
Loss on issuance of common units by equity method investee (41 )       (41 )
Operating income 32,324   25,391   25,947   37,928   121,590  
Other expenses, net 58,622   9,944   18,684   9,809   97,059  
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes (26,298 ) 15,447   7,263   28,119   24,531  
Income tax expense (benefit) (21,407 ) 4,658   11,898   16,119   11,268  
Income (loss) from continuing operations (4,891 ) 10,789   (4,635 ) 12,000   13,263  
Income (loss) from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (2 ) (2 ) 3     (1 )
Net income (loss) (4,893 ) 10,787   (4,632 ) 12,000   13,262  
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 9,020   1,922   225     11,167  
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup $ (13,913 ) $ 8,865   $ (4,857 ) $ 12,000   $ 2,095  
Earnings (loss) per share—basic $ (0.32 ) $ 0.20   $ (0.09 ) $ 0.18   $ 0.04  
Earnings (loss) per share—diluted $ (0.32 ) $ 0.19   $ (0.09 ) $ 0.18   $ 0.04  

Prior quarter amounts above have been restated from the amounts originally reported to correct for an immaterial error identified by management in the fourth quarter related to an under capitalization of interest on certain capital projects.  Previously reported interest expense, included in "other expense, net" above, has been decreased by $1.4 million, $0.9 million and $2.5 million for the quarters ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2016, respectively, with a corresponding increase to net income.  Earnings per basic share was increased by $0.03, $0.02 and $0.05 per share for the quarters ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2016, respectively.  Capitalized interest recorded for the fourth quarter of 2016 includes an immaterial out of period adjustment of $6.3 million related to under capitalization of interest in the prior year.

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:
(in thousands, unaudited)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Net income (loss) $ 9,611   $ 10,787   $ (10,277 ) $ (666 ) $ 5,894  
Add: Interest expense 13,477   18,011   13,867   27,344   35,588  
Add: Income tax expense (benefit) 3,625   4,658   95   3,720   (16,749 )
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense 25,602   25,055   24,599   50,201   49,106  
EBITDA 52,315   58,511   28,284   80,599   73,839  
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability 13,095   9,121   32,383   45,478   71,461  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 65,410   $ 67,632   $ 60,667   $ 126,077   $ 145,300  
                               

Selected Non-Cash Items and
Other Items Impacting Comparability
(in thousands, unaudited)

  Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
  June 30, March 31, June 30,
  2017 2016 2017 2017 2016
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net $ (234 ) $ 1,685   $ 2,410   $ 2,176   $ 14,992  
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes   2       4  
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) (1,011 ) 1,543     (1,011 ) 3,012  
Remove NGL equity earnings including loss on issuance of common units (6 )   (3 ) (9 ) (2,191 )
Remove loss (gain) on impairment or sale of NGL units   (9,120 )     30,644  
NGL cash distribution         4,873  
M&A transaction related costs 5,453       5,453    
Employee severance and relocation expense 312   836   558   870   1,095  
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative activities (928 ) 4,477   27   (901 ) (71 )
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings 6,698   7,138   6,712   13,410   13,677  
Non-cash equity compensation 2,803   2,560   2,757   5,560   5,426  
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 8     19,922   19,930    
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability $ 13,095   $ 9,121   $ 32,383   $ 45,478   $ 71,461  

 

Contacts:
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