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Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

HOUSTON, Oct. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC ("Cheniere Partners Holdings") (NYSE MKT: CQH) reported net income of $4.6 million, or $0.02 per common share, for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.  Cheniere Partners Holdings reported net income of $13.6 million, or $0.06 per common share for each of the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014. Results include the distribution received from our limited partner interests in Cheniere Energy Partners, L.P. ("Cheniere Partners"), a publicly traded limited partnership (NYSE MKT: CQP).

Our only business consists of owning Cheniere Partners common units, Class B units and subordinated units representing an aggregate approximately 55.9% limited partner interest in Cheniere Partners as of September 30, 2015.

Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project Update

Cheniere Partners is developing and constructing natural gas liquefaction facilities (the "Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project") at the Sabine Pass LNG terminal adjacent to the existing regasification facilities through its wholly owned subsidiary, Sabine Pass Liquefaction, LLC.

Cheniere Partners continues to make progress on its Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project, which is being developed for up to six natural gas liquefaction trains ("Trains"), each with an expected nominal production capacity of approximately 4.5 million tonnes per annum ("mtpa") of LNG.

The Trains are in various stages of development:

  • Construction on Trains 1 and 2 began in August 2012, and as of September 30, 2015, the overall project completion percentage for Trains 1 and 2 was approximately 95.2%, which is ahead of the contractual schedule. Based on Cheniere Partners' current construction schedule, Cheniere Partners anticipates that Train 1 will produce LNG as early as late 2015.
  • Construction on Trains 3 and 4 began in May 2013, and as of September 30, 2015, the overall project completion percentage for Trains 3 and 4 was approximately 73.6%, which is ahead of the contractual schedule. Cheniere Partners expects Trains 3 and 4 to become operational in late 2016 and 2017, respectively.
  • The permitting process for Trains 5 and 6 has been completed. In April 2015, Cheniere Partners received U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ("FERC") authorization to site, construct, and operate Trains 5 and 6. In June 2015, Cheniere Partners received authorization from the U.S. Department of Energy ("DOE") to export LNG to non-free trade agreement countries.
  • Construction on Train 5 began on June 30, 2015, and Cheniere Partners expects Train 5 to commence operations as early as 2018. Cheniere Partners expects to commence construction on Train 6 upon entering into acceptable commercial arrangements and obtaining adequate financing.

 

Sabine Pass Liquefaction Project Timeline








Target Date

Milestone


Trains
1 - 4


Trains
5 & 6

DOE export authorization


Received


Received

Definitive commercial agreements


Completed

16.0 mtpa


T5: Completed
T6: 2015/2016

- BG Gulf Coast LNG, LLC


5.5 mtpa



- Gas Natural Fenosa


3.5 mtpa



- KOGAS


3.5 mtpa



- GAIL (India) Ltd.


3.5 mtpa



- Total Gas & Power N.A.




2.0 mtpa

- Centrica plc




1.75 mtpa

EPC contracts


Completed


T5: Completed

T6: 2015/2016

Financing


Completed


T5: Completed

T6: 2015/2016

FERC authorization


Completed


Completed

Issue Notice to Proceed


Completed


T5: Completed

T6: 2015/2016

Commence operations


2015 - 2017


2018/2019

 

Dividends

When Cheniere Partners makes cash distributions to us with respect to our Cheniere Partners units, we will pay dividends to our shareholders consisting of the cash that we receive from Cheniere Partners, less income taxes and reserves established by our Board of Directors.

Cheniere Partners Holdings owns a 55.9% limited partner interest in Cheniere Partners. Cheniere Partners Holdings' only business consists of owning Cheniere Partners units and, accordingly, its results of operations and financial condition are dependent on the performance of Cheniere Partners. Cheniere Partners owns and operates LNG regasification facilities and, adjacent to these facilities, is developing up to six natural gas liquefaction Trains with an expected aggregate nominal production capacity of approximately 27 mtpa. Cheniere Partners currently has under construction five natural gas liquefaction Trains with an expected aggregate nominal production capacity of approximately 22.5 mtpa.

For additional information, please refer to the Cheniere Partners Holdings website at www.cheniere.com and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements." All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Included among "forward-looking statements" are, among other things, (i) statements regarding Cheniere Partners' and Cheniere Partners Holdings' business strategy, plans and objectives, including the development, construction and operation of liquefaction facilities, (ii) statements regarding expectations regarding regulatory authorizations and approvals, (iii) statements expressing beliefs and expectations regarding the development of Cheniere Partners' LNG terminal and liquefaction business, (iv) statements regarding the business operations and prospects of third parties, (v) statements regarding potential financing arrangements, and (vi) statements regarding future discussions and entry into contracts. Although Cheniere Partners Holdings believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Cheniere Partners Holdings' actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in Cheniere Partners Holdings' periodic reports that are filed with and available from the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required under the securities laws, Cheniere Partners Holdings does not assume a duty to update these forward-looking statements.

(Financial Tables Follow)

 

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP HOLDINGS, LLC

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands, except per share data) (1)

(unaudited)



Three Months Ended


Nine Months Ended


September 30,


September 30,


2015


2014


2015


2014

Equity income from investment in Cheniere Partners

$

5,084



$

5,084



$

15,253



$

15,253










Expenses








General and administrative expense

275



199



875



916


General and administrative expense—affiliate

253



254



761



761


Total expenses

528



453



1,636



1,677










Net income

$

4,556



$

4,631



$

13,617



$

13,576










Net income per common share—basic and diluted

$

0.02



$

0.02



$

0.06



$

0.06










Weighted average number of common shares outstanding—basic and diluted

231,700



231,700



231,700



231,700










Cash dividends declared per common share

$

0.020



$

0.019



$

0.059



$

0.055




(1)

Please refer to the Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP HOLDINGS, LLC

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in thousands, except share amounts) (1)




September 30,


December 31,



2015


2014

ASSETS


(unaudited)



Current assets





Cash and cash equivalents


$

980



$

1,261


Accounts receivable


157



114


Other current assets


78



21


Total current assets


1,215



1,396







Other non-current assets


71



157


Total assets


$

1,286



$

1,553







LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities





Accounts payable and accrued liabilities


$

125



$

248


Accrued liabilities—affiliate




91


Total current liabilities


125



339







Shareholders' equity





Common shares: unlimited shares authorized, 231.7 million shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014


664,931



664,931


Director voting share: 1 share authorized, issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014





Additional paid-in-capital


(271,757)



(271,757)


Accumulated deficit


(392,013)



(391,960)


Total shareholders' equity


1,161



1,214


Total liabilities and shareholders' equity


$

1,286



$

1,553




(1)

Please refer to the Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

 

CONTACTS:

Investors: Randy Bhatia: 713-375-5479, Katy Cox: 713-375-5079

Media: Faith Parker: 713-375-5663

 

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SOURCE Cheniere Energy Partners LP Holdings, LLC


Source: PR Newswire (October 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM EDT)

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