DKL
$31.88
Delek Logistics Partners LP
$1.17
3.81%
Earnings Details
2nd Quarter June 2018
Tuesday, August 7, 2018 6:28:00 PM
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Delek Logistics Partners LP (DKL) Recent Earnings

Delek Logistics Partners LP (DKL) reported 2nd Quarter June 2018 earnings of $0.79 per share on revenue of $166.3 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.80 per share on revenue of $189.9 million. Revenue grew 31.2% on a year-over-year basis.

Delek Logistics Partners LP is a limited partnership. It owns, operates, acquires and constructs crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.79
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.80
Reported Revenue
$166.3 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$189.9 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

  • 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.

Financial Results
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.

Safe Harbor Provisions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains “forward-looking” statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. These statements contain words such as “possible,” “believe,” “should,” “could,” “would,” “predict,” “plan,” “estimate,” “intend,” “may,” “anticipate,” “will,” “if,”  “expect” or similar expressions, as well as statements in the future tense, and can be impacted by numerous factors, including the fact that a substantial majority of Delek Logistics' contribution margin is derived from Delek US, thereby subjecting us to Delek US ' business risks; risks relating to the securities markets generally; risks and costs relating to the age and operational hazards of our assets including, without limitation, costs, penalties, regulatory or legal actions and other effects related to releases, spills and other hazards inherent in transporting and storing crude oil and intermediate and finished petroleum products; the impact of adverse market conditions affecting the utilization of Delek Logistics' assets and business performance, including margins generated by its wholesale fuel business; an inability of Delek US to successfully integrate the businesses of Delek US and Alon USA Energy, Inc., to grow as expected and realize the synergies and the other anticipated benefits of its merger with Alon, which became effective as of July 1, 2017, as it relates to our potential future growth opportunities, including dropdowns, and other potential benefits; the results of our investments in joint ventures; adverse changes in laws including with respect to tax and regulatory matters and other risks as disclosed in our annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other reports and filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth at Delek Logistics; expansion of the Paline Pipeline and potential benefits therefrom; distributions and the amounts and timing thereof; ability to create long-term value for our unit holders; financial flexibility and borrowing capacity; and distribution growth of 10% or at all. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ from those expected by management or described in forward-looking statements of Delek Logistics. Delek Logistics undertakes no obligation to update or revise such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which Delek Logistics becomes aware of, after the date hereof.

Non-GAAP Disclosures:
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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