NSH
$27.20
Nustar Gp Holdings Llc
Earnings Details
1st Quarter March 2017
Monday, April 24, 2017 6:45:00 AM
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Nustar Gp Holdings Llc (NSH) Reports 1st Quarter Earnings

Nustar Gp Holdings Llc (NSH) reported 1st Quarter March 2017 earnings of $0.39 per share on revenue of $18.1 million. The consensus earnings estimate was $0.39 per share on revenue of $17.8 million. Revenue grew 6.4% on a year-over-year basis.

NuStar GP Holdings LLC is engaged in refining, marketing and operating petroleum product terminals and petroleum liquids pipelines. It manages its operations through the three operating segments, storage, pipeline and marketing.

Results
Reported Earnings
$0.39
Earnings Whisper
-
Consensus Estimate
$0.39
Reported Revenue
$18.1 Mil
Revenue Estimate
$17.8 Mil
Growth
Earnings Growth
Revenue Growth
Power Rating
Grade
Earnings Release

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC Reports Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2017

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NSH) today announced first quarter 2017 net income of $17.0 million, or $0.39 per unit. Distributable cash flow (DCF) available to unitholders for the first quarter of 2017 was $25.5 million.

With respect to the quarterly distribution to unitholders for the first quarter of 2017, NuStar GP Holdings, LLC announced that its board of directors has declared a distribution of $0.545 per unit. The first quarter 2017 distribution will be paid on May 16, 2017 to holders of record as of May 8, 2017.

"NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s first quarter 2017 results were positively impacted by NuStar Energy L.P.’s recent upsized equity offering of 14,375,000 common units," said Brad Barron, President and Chief Executive Officer of NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC.

A conference call with management is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. CT today, April 24, 2017, to discuss the financial and operational results for the first quarter of 2017. Investors interested in listening to the discussion may dial toll-free 844/889-7787, passcode 8863375. International callers may access the discussion by dialing 661/378-9931, passcode 8863375. The company intends to have a playback available following the discussion, which may be accessed by dialing toll-free 855/859-2056, passcode 8863375. International callers may access the playback by dialing 404/537-3406, passcode 8863375. The playback will be available until 1:00 p.m. CT on May 24, 2017.

Investors interested in listening to the live discussion or a replay via the internet may access the discussion directly at http://edge.media-server.com/m/p/8beg7bko or by logging on to NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s website at www.nustargpholdings.com.

The discussion will disclose certain non-GAAP financial measures. Reconciliations of certain of these non-GAAP financial measures to U.S. GAAP may be found in this press release, with additional reconciliations located on the Financials page of the Investors section of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s website at www.nustargpholdings.com.

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC is a publicly traded limited liability company that owns the general partner interest, an approximate 11 percent common limited partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in NuStar Energy L.P., one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s website at www.nustargpholdings.com.

This release serves as qualified notice to nominees under Treasury Regulation Sections 1.1446-4(b)(4) and (d). Please note that 100% of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s distributions to foreign investors are attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, all of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest effective tax rate for individuals and corporations, as applicable. Nominees, and not NuStar GP Holdings, LLC, are treated as the withholding agents responsible for withholding on the distributions received by them on behalf of foreign investors.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes and/or the related conference call will include forward-looking statements regarding future events, such as the future performance of NuStar Energy L.P., including the consummation of NuStar Energy L.P.’s recently announced acquisition of Navigator Energy Services, LLC, and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC . All forward-looking statements are based on the company’s beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the company. These statements reflect the company’s current views with respect to future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions are discussed in NuStar Energy L.P.’s and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s 2016 annual reports on Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements.

NuStar GP Holdings, LLC and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Financial Information
(Unaudited, Thousands of Dollars, Except Unit and Per Unit Data)
Three Months Ended March 31,
2017
2016
Statement of Income Data:
Equity in earnings of NuStar Energy L.P.
$
18,112
$
17,015
General and administrative expenses
(828 )
(832 )
Other income, net
--
613
Interest expense, net
(292 )
(246 )
Income before income tax benefit
16,992
16,550
Income tax benefit
--
126
Net income
$
16,992
$
16,676
Net income per unit
$
0.39
$
0.39
Weighted average number of common units outstanding
42,951,749
42,930,549
Equity in Earnings of NuStar Energy L.P.:
General partner interest
$
804
$
932
General partner incentive distribution
12,912
10,805
General partner’s interest in earnings and incentive distributions
13,716
11,737
of NuStar Energy L.P.
Limited partner interest in earnings of NuStar Energy L.P.
5,117
5,999
Amortization of step-up in basis related to NuStar Energy L.P.’s
(721 )
(721 )
assets and liabilities
Equity in earnings of NuStar Energy L.P.
$
18,112
$
17,015
Cash Flow Data:
Net cash provided by operating activities
$
16,875
$
14,383
Net cash provided by investing activities
$
5,965
$
8,096
Net cash used in financing activities
$ (22,459 )
$ (19,397 )
Distributable Cash Flow (Note 1):
Cash distributions from NuStar Energy L.P. associated with:
General partner interest
$
2,343
$
1,961
General partner incentive distribution
12,912
10,805
Limited partner interest - common units
11,185
11,144
Total cash distributions expected from NuStar Energy L.P.
26,440
23,910
Adjustments:
General and administrative expenses
(828 )
(832 )
Income tax benefit
--
126
Interest expense, net
(292 )
(246 )
Unit-based compensation
152
114
DCF
$
25,472
$
23,072
Total distribution to unitholders
$
23,409
$
23,397
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC and Subsidiaries
Consolidated Financial Information - Continued
(Unaudited, Thousands of Dollars)
Note 1: NuStar GP Holdings, LLC utilizes distributable cash flow
(DCF) as a financial measure, although it is not defined in U.S.
generally accepted accounting principles. Management believes DCF
provides useful information to investors and other external users of
our financial information because (i) DCF provides additional
information about the cash the business is generating and (ii)
investors and other external users of our financial statements
benefit from having access to the same financial measure being
utilized by management and our board of directors when making
financial and planning decisions. Our board of directors and
management use DCF when assessing our ability to fund distributions
and our ability to service debt. DCF is a widely accepted financial
indicator used by our industry’s investment community to compare
company performance. DCF is used by our industry’s investment
community, in part, because the value of our company’s units is
partially based on its yield, and its yield is based on the cash
distributions a company can pay its unitholders.
DCF is not intended to represent cash flows from operations, and is
not presented as an alternative to net income. DCF should not be
considered in isolation or as a substitute for a measure of
performance prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted
accounting principles. The following is a reconciliation of net
income to DCF and net cash provided by operating activities:
Three Months Ended March 31,
2017
2016
Net income
$ 16,992
$ 16,676
Less equity in earnings of NuStar Energy L.P.
(18,112 )
(17,015 )
Plus cash distributions expected from NuStar Energy L.P.
26,440
23,910
Unit-based compensation items (a)
152
(499 )
DCF
25,472
23,072
Less cash distributions expected from NuStar Energy L.P.
(26,440 )
(23,910 )
Distributions of equity in earnings of NuStar Energy L.P.
18,112
17,015
Changes in current assets and liabilities
(362 )
(1,991 )
Changes in noncurrent assets and liabilities and other items
93
197
Net cash provided by operating activities
$ 16,875
$ 14,383
(a)
We intend to satisfy the vestings of equity-based awards with the
issuance of our units. As such, the expenses related to these awards
are considered non-cash and added back to DCF. These awards include
distribution equivalent rights (DERs). Payments made in connection
with DERs are deducted from DCF. Also included in this item are
gains and losses resulting from the satisfaction of certain
long-term incentive awards prior to the employee transfer on March
1, 2016.

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SOURCE: NuStar GP Holdings, LLC

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