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SemGroup Corporation Announces Third Quarter 2016 Results and Dividend

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 07, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced its third quarter 2016 financial results and quarterly dividend.

SemGroup reported third quarter 2016 revenues of $327.8 million with a net loss attributable to SemGroup of $7.4 million, or a loss of $0.14 per diluted share. This compares with second quarter 2016 revenues of $287.4 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $8.0 million, or $0.18 per diluted share. Third quarter 2015 revenues totaled $397.1 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $4.9 million, or $0.11 per diluted share.

SemGroup's third quarter 2016 Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $71.3 million, up approximately 5 percent from $67.6 million in second quarter 2016 but down 6 percent from $75.9 million in third quarter 2015. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and is reconciled to net income below.

"SemGroup delivered solid results for the third quarter and continued to execute key steps in our growth strategy," said Carlin Conner, president and chief executive officer of SemGroup. "In addition to the acquisition of our former MLP, we also made construction progress on Maurepas Pipeline and announced plans to build a new Canadian sour gas plant, which we expect to be fully contracted by startup. By focusing on regional customer infrastructure gaps, we are capturing growth opportunities in this ‘lower for longer’ market."

As previously announced, the company closed on its agreement to acquire all of the outstanding common units of its former MLP, Rose Rock Midstream L.P., in an all stock-for-unit transaction. The transaction simplifies SemGroup's corporate capital structure and is expected to deliver important benefits to shareholders.
Recent Developments
In October, SemGroup's subsidiary SemCAMS announced that it will build a new 200 mmcf/d sour gas processing plant in the Wapiti area of the Montney play in Alberta. The new plant is underpinned by a 15-year, take-or-pay contract for a portion of the capacity. The plant is expected to be fully committed prior to the anticipated startup in mid-2019. The new sour gas plant is estimated to cost $225 million to $250 million.

Third Quarter 2016 Dividend
The SemGroup board of directors 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 November 28, 2016 to all common shareholders of record on November 18, 2016.

2016 Guidance
Consistent with guidance provided the last two quarters, SemGroup continues to expect its 2016 Adjusted EBITDA to be below the midpoint of its previously announced guidance range, due primarily to the company's sale of NGL Energy Partners LP units.

Earnings Conference Call
SemGroup will host a conference call for investors today, November 7, 2016, at 1:30 p.m. ET. The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing 1.855.239.1101, or for international callers, 1.412.542.4117. Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto SemGroup's Investor Relations website at A replay of the webcast will be available following the call. The third quarter 2016 earnings 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 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 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, the failure to realize the anticipated benefits of the transaction, consummated on September 30, 2016, pursuant to which we acquired all of the outstanding common units of our subsidiary, Rose Rock Midstream, L.P., not already owned by us; 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 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 agreement and the indentures governing our senior notes, including requirements under our credit agreement 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; 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)

 September 30, 2016  December 31, 2015
Current assets$612,484 $480,381 
Property, plant and equipment, net1,696,010 1,566,821 
Goodwill and other intangible assets188,271 210,255 
Equity method investments438,194 551,078 
Other noncurrent assets, net51,573 45,374 
Total assets$2,986,532 $2,853,909 
Current liabilities:  
Current portion of long-term debt$25 $31 
Other current liabilities415,742 376,996 
Total current liabilities415,767 377,027 
Long-term debt, excluding current portion1,030,140 1,057,816 
Other noncurrent liabilities73,293 222,710 
Total liabilities1,519,200 1,657,553 
Total owners' equity1,467,332 1,196,356 
Total liabilities and owners' equity$2,986,532 $2,853,909 

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

 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,June 30,September 30,
Revenues$327,764 $397,065 $287,377 $929,992 $1,072,601 
Costs of products sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below218,503 274,639 176,842 592,292 710,869 
Operating52,636 53,267 54,707 157,537 167,157 
General and administrative20,583 23,045 20,775 62,419 78,272 
Depreciation and amortization24,912 26,022 25,048 74,007 74,430 
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net1,018 (951)1,685 16,010 1,479 
Total expenses317,652 376,022 279,057 902,265 1,032,207 
Earnings from equity method investments15,845 16,237 17,078 55,994 60,699 
Gain (loss) on issuance of common units by equity method investee 136  (41)6,033 
Operating income25,957 37,416 25,398 83,680 107,126 
Other expenses, net21,199 17,829 10,807 91,987 33,725 
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes4,758 19,587 14,591 (8,307)73,401 
Income tax expense (benefit)11,898 10,006 4,658 (4,851)29,609 
Income (loss) from continuing operations(7,140)9,581 9,933 (3,456)43,792 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (1)(2)(1)(3)
Net income (loss)(7,140)9,580 9,931 (3,457)43,789 
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests225 4,707 1,922 11,167 14,153 
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(7,365)$4,873 $8,009 $(14,624)$29,636 
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(7,365)$4,873 $8,009 $(14,624)$29,636 
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes(7,051)(20,210)6,591 (4,569)(23,750)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(14,416)$(15,337)$14,600 $(19,193)$5,886 
Net income (loss) per common share:     
Basic$(0.14)$0.11 $0.18 $(0.31)$0.68 
Diluted$(0.14)$0.11 $0.18 $(0.31)$0.67 
Weighted average shares (thousands):     
Basic52,642 43,808 45,236 47,269 43,775 
Diluted52,642 43,971 45,647 47,269 43,969 

Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:
(in thousands, unaudited)

 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,June 30,September 30,
Net income (loss)$(7,140)$9,580 $9,931 $(3,457)$43,789 
Add: Interest expense21,032 19,170 18,875 58,842 50,583 
Add: Income tax expense (benefit)11,898 10,006 4,658 (4,851)29,609 
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense24,912 26,022 25,048 74,007 74,430 
EBITDA50,702 64,778 58,512 124,541 198,411 
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability20,588 11,171 9,121 92,046 27,546 
Adjusted EBITDA$71,290 $75,949 $67,633 $216,587 $225,957 

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

 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
 September 30,June 30,September 30,
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net$1,018 $(951)$1,685 $16,010 $1,479 
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 1 2 1 3 
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)659 (385)1,543 3,671 (1,199)
Remove NGL equity losses (earnings) including loss (gain) on issuance of common units38 742  (2,153)(11,070)
Remove loss (gain) on impairment or sale of NGL units  (9,120)30,644 (14,517)
NGL cash distribution 4,752  4,873 14,235 
M&A transaction related costs3,269   3,269 10,000 
Inventory valuation adjustments including equity method investees 142   1,377 
Employee severance and relocation expense534 21 836 1,629 42 
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative activities6,167 (4,546)4,477 6,096 (3,316)
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings7,283 6,412 7,138 20,960 19,134 
Bankruptcy related expenses 33   224 
Legal settlement expense 3,394   3,394 
Non-cash equity compensation1,620 1,556 2,560 7,046 7,760 
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability$20,588 $11,171 $9,121 $92,046 $27,546 


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