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SemGroup Reports Improved Earnings for Second Quarter 2018

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 08, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today reported second quarter 2018 net loss of $2.7 million, compared to net loss of $33 million in first quarter 2018 and net income of $9.6 million in second quarter 2017. The improvement in quarter over quarter earnings is primarily due to lower income tax and interest expense pertaining to non-recurring items recognized during the first quarter.

Adjusted EBITDA (adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) was $99 million in second quarter 2018, compared to $93.4 million in first quarter 2018, and $65.4 million in second quarter 2017. Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure and is reconciled to net income below. Second quarter Adjusted EBITDA results were 6 percent higher over the prior quarter due to stronger crude volumes and margins, as well as the absence of a one-time insurance claim write-off recognized during the first quarter.

"We delivered solid financial results during the second quarter with improved earnings in five of our six segments," said SemGroup President and Chief Executive Officer Carlin Conner. "Improving crude oil and gas volumes, coupled with contributions from our organic growth projects, will continue to provide increasing cash flows. As we look to the second half of 2018, one of our highest priorities is executing additional capital raise measures that allow us to reach our leverage goals."

Recent Developments
On August 7, SemGroup announced that its Board of Directors had declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders. A dividend in the amount of $0.4725 per share, or $1.89 per share annualized, will be paid on August 29, 2018 to all common shareholders of record on August 20, 2018.

The Board of Directors also declared a dividend to holders of its 7% Series A Cumulative Perpetual Convertible Preferred Stock. The company elected, pursuant to the terms of the convertible preferred shares, to have the aggregate amount of $6.2 million that would have been payable in cash as a dividend added to the liquidation preference of such shares as a payment in kind. The payment date for the payment in kind on the shares of convertible preferred stock is August 29, 2018 and the record date is August 20, 2018.

Segment Profit
SemGroup management believes segment profit is a valuable measure of the operating and financial performance of the company's operating segments. Segment profit is defined as revenue, less cost of products sold (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) and operating expenses, plus equity earnings and is adjusted to remove unrealized gains and losses on commodity derivatives and to reflect equity earnings on an EBITDA basis. Reconciliations can be found in the tables of this release.

   
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31June 30,
Segment Profit:20182017201820182017
Crude Transportation$37,865 $29,028 $34,310 $72,175 $57,279 
Crude Facilities9,683 9,481 9,341 19,024 19,045 
Crude Supply and Logistics(1,959)(2,173)(6,583)(8,542)(4,601)
HFOTCO34,804  30,988 65,792  
SemGas15,437 19,483 14,277 29,714 37,711 
SemCAMS21,448 19,038 22,113 43,561 35,902 
Other and eliminations(172)8,296 10,963 10,791 16,663 
Total Segment Profit$117,106 $83,153 $115,409 $232,515 $161,999 
                

Performance by Segment Profit - Second Quarter vs. First Quarter 2018

  • Crude Transportation increased $3.6 million driven by higher White Cliffs Pipeline volumes.
  • Crude Facilities was relatively flat as storage and throughput volumes remained consistent.
  • Crude Supply and Logistics improved due to location differentials.
  • HFOTCO increased due to the absence of a $4 million write-off of an insurance claim during the first quarter.
  • SemGas increased primarily due to higher STACK volumes.
  • SemCAMS results were flat; volumes decreased due to planned KA plant turnaround.
  • Other down due to the absence of divested assets, SemLogistics and SemMexico.
    
Select Operating Statistics2Q 20181Q 20182Q 2017
Crude Transportation   
Transportation Volumes (mbbl/d)188182182
White Cliffs Pipeline Volumes (mbbl/d)135107107
Crude Facilities   
Cushing Terminal Utilization %97%98%94%
HFOTCO   
Average Terminal Utilization %97%97%n/a
SemGas(1)   
Total Average Processing Volumes (mmcf/d)367305277
SemCAMS(2)   
Total Average Throughput Volumes (mmcf/d)382441349
    

(1)  SemGas volumes include total processed volumes -  Oklahoma and Texas plants
(2)  SemCAMS volumes include total processed volumes - K3, KA and West Fox Creek facilities

Guidance Outlook
Based on our year-to-date results and expectations for the remainder of 2018, SemGroup is affirming its financial guidance provided earlier this year.

Earnings Conference Call
SemGroup will host a conference call for investors at 11 a.m. Eastern, August 9, 2018. 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 2018 slide deck will be posted under presentations.

About SemGroup
SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) moves energy across North America through a network of pipelines, processing plants, refinery-connected storage facilities and deep-water marine terminals with import and export capabilities. SemGroup serves as a versatile connection between upstream oil and gas producers and downstream refiners and end users. Key areas of operation and growth include western Canada, the Mid-Continent and the Gulf Coast. SemGroup is committed to safe, environmentally sound operations. Headquartered in Tulsa, Okla., the company has additional offices in Calgary, Alberta; Platteville, Colo.; and Houston, Texas.

SemGroup uses its Investor Relations website and social media outlets as channels of distribution of material company information. Such information is routinely posted and accessible on our Investor Relations website at www.semgroupcorp.com, our Twitter account and LinkedIn account.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
SemGroup’s non-GAAP measures, Adjusted EBITDA, Cash Available for Dividends ("CAFD") and Total Segment Profit, are not GAAP measures and are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentation of their most closely associated GAAP measures, net income (loss) for Adjusted EBITDA and CAFD and operating income for Total Segment Profit.

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.

CAFD is based on Adjusted EBITDA, as defined above, and reduced for cash income taxes, cash interest expense, preferred stock cash dividends and maintenance capital expenditures, as adjusted for selected items which management feels decrease the comparability of results among periods.  CAFD is a performance measure utilized by management to analyze our performance after the payment of cash taxes, servicing debt obligations and making sustaining capital expenditures.

Total Segment Profit represents revenue, less cost of products sold (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) and operating expenses, plus equity earnings and is adjusted to remove unrealized gains and losses on commodity derivatives and to reflect equity earnings on an EBITDA basis. Reflecting equity earnings on an EBITDA basis is achieved by adjusting equity earnings to exclude our percentage of interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization from equity earnings for operated equity method investees. For our investment in NGL Energy, we exclude equity earnings and include cash distributions received. Segment profit is the measure by which management assess the performance of our reportable segments.

These measures may be used periodically by management when discussing our financial results with investors and analysts and are presented as management believes they provide additional information and metrics relative to the performance of our businesses. These non-GAAP financial measures have important limitations as analytical tools because they 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  100 percent of the equity interests in Buffalo Parent Gulf Coast Terminals LLC, the parent company of Buffalo Gulf Coast Terminals LLC and HFOTCO LLC, doing business as Houston Fuel Oil Terminal Company (“HFOTCO”); 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 consequences of any divestitures of non-strategic operating assets or divestitures of interests in some of our operating assets through partnerships and/or 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 and continuing covenant 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; 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.

Contacts:
Investor Relations:
Alisa Perkins
918-524-8081
[email protected]

Media:
Tom Droege
918-524-8560
[email protected]

   
Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)
  
   
 June 30, 2018December 31, 2017
ASSETS  
Current assets$695,864 $902,899 
Property, plant and equipment, net3,415,505 3,315,131 
Goodwill and other intangible assets639,142 655,945 
Equity method investments276,120 285,281 
Other noncurrent assets, net145,044 132,600 
Noncurrent assets held for sale 84,961 
Total assets$5,171,675 $5,376,817 
LIABILITIES, PREFERRED STOCK AND OWNERS' EQUITY  
Current liabilities:  
Current portion of long-term debt$6,000 $5,525 
Other current liabilities608,196 761,036 
Total current liabilities614,196 766,561 
Long-term debt, excluding current portion2,534,894 2,853,095 
Other noncurrent liabilities90,937 85,080 
Noncurrent liabilities held for sale 13,716 
Total liabilities3,240,027 3,718,452 
Preferred stock347,130  
Total owners' equity1,584,518 1,658,365 
Total liabilities, preferred stock and owners' equity$5,171,675 $5,376,817 
       


   
Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
   
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
 20182017201820182017
Revenues$595,794 $473,089 $661,609 $1,257,403 $929,189 
Expenses:     
Costs of products sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below412,089 340,107 496,132 908,221 689,105 
Operating90,245 73,346 69,791 160,036 125,429 
General and administrative22,886 26,819 26,477 49,363 48,531 
Depreciation and amortization51,755 25,602 50,536 102,291 50,201 
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net1,824 (234)(3,566)(1,742)2,176 
Total expenses578,799 465,640 639,370 1,218,169 915,442 
Earnings from equity method investments14,351 17,753 12,614 26,965 34,844 
Operating income31,346 25,202 34,853 66,199 48,591 
Other expenses, net37,685 11,966 44,805 82,490 45,537 
Income (loss) before income taxes(6,339)13,236 (9,952)(16,291)3,054 
Income tax expense (benefit)(3,613)3,625 23,083 19,470 3,720 
Net income (loss)(2,726)9,611 (33,035)(35,761)(666)
Less: cumulative preferred stock dividends6,211  4,832 11,043  
Net income (loss) attributable to common shareholders$(8,937)$9,611 $(37,867)$(46,804)$(666)
Net income (loss)$(2,726)$9,611 $(33,035)$(35,761)$(666)
Other comprehensive income, net of income tax6,180 8,952 18,171 24,351 14,985 
Comprehensive income (loss)$3,454 $18,563 $(14,864)$(11,410)$14,319 
      
Net income (loss) per common share:     
Basic$(0.11)$0.15 $(0.48)$(0.60)$(0.01)
Diluted$(0.11)$0.15 $(0.48)$(0.60)$(0.01)
Weighted average shares (thousands):     
Basic78,319 65,749 78,198 78,259 65,717 
Diluted78,319 66,277 78,259 78,259 65,717 
           


   
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA:
(in thousands, unaudited)
   
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
 20182017201820182017
Net income (loss)$(2,726)$9,611 $(33,035)$(35,761)$(666)
Add: Interest expense35,904 13,477 42,461 78,365 27,344 
Add: Income tax expense(3,613)3,625 23,083 19,470 3,720 
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense51,755 25,602 50,536 102,291 50,201 
EBITDA81,320 52,315 83,045 164,365 80,599 
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability17,690 13,095 10,326 28,016 45,478 
Adjusted EBITDA$99,010 $65,410 $93,371 $192,381 $126,077 
                


   
Selected Non-Cash Items and
Other Items Impacting Comparability
(in thousands, unaudited)
   
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
 20182017201820182017
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net$1,824 $(234)$(3,566)$(1,742)$2,176 
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)2,314 (1,011)3,294 5,608 (1,011)
Adjustments to reflect equity earnings on an EBITDA basis4,886 6,692 4,883 9,769 13,401 
M&A transaction related costs648 5,453 1,156 1,804 5,453 
Employee severance and relocation expense211 312 137 348 870 
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative activities4,409 (928)2,226 6,635 (901)
Non-cash equity compensation3,398 2,803 2,196 5,594 5,560 
Loss on early extinguishment of debt 8   19,930 
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability$17,690 $13,095 $10,326 $28,016 $45,478 
                


   
Segment Profit and Adjusted EBITDA:
(in thousands, unaudited)
   
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
Segment Profit:20182017201820182017
Crude Transportation$37,865 $29,028 $34,310 $72,175 $57,279 
Crude Facilities9,683 9,481 9,341 19,024 19,045 
Crude Supply and Logistics(1,959)(2,173)(6,583)(8,542)(4,601)
HFOTCO34,804  30,988 65,792  
SemGas15,437 19,483 14,277 29,714 37,711 
SemCAMS21,448 19,038 22,113 43,561 35,902 
Other and eliminations(172)8,296 10,963 10,791 16,663 
Total Segment Profit117,106 83,153 115,409 232,515 161,999 
Less:     
General and administrative expense22,886 26,819 26,477 49,363 48,531 
Other income(533)(508)(950)(1,483)(726)
Plus:     
M&A related costs648 5,453 1,156 1,804 5,453 
Employee severance and relocation211 312 137 348 870 
Non-cash equity compensation3,398 2,803 2,196 5,594 5,560 
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA$99,010 $65,410 $93,371 $192,381 $126,077 
                


   
Reconciliation of Operating Income to Total Segment Profit:
(in thousands, unaudited)
   
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
 20182017201820182017
Operating income$31,346 $25,202 $34,853 $66,199 $48,591 
Plus     
Adjustments to reflect equity earnings on an EBITDA basis4,886 6,692 4,883 9,769 13,401 
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives4,409 (928)2,226 6,635 (901)
General and administrative expense22,886 26,819 26,477 49,363 48,531 
Depreciation and amortization51,755 25,602 50,536 102,291 50,201 
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment, net1,824 (234)(3,566)(1,742)2,176 
Total Segment Profit$117,106 $83,153 $115,409 $232,515 $161,999 
                


 
Cash Available for Dividends:
(in thousands, unaudited)
 
 Three Months EndedSix Months Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,
 20182017201820182017
Adjusted EBITDA$99,010 $65,410 $93,371 $192,381 $126,077 
Less: Cash interest expense34,870 18,396 32,530 67,400 36,372 
Less: Maintenance capital11,550 11,850 7,729 19,279 20,122 
Less: Cash paid for income taxes12,900 1,721 1,800 14,700 2,876 
Selected items impacting comparability     
Add back: Mexico disposal cash taxes10,955   10,955  
Cash available for dividends$50,645 $33,443 $51,312 $101,957 $66,707 
      
Dividends declared$37,022 $35,171 $37,004 $74,026 $64,755 
      
Dividend coverage ratio1.4x1.0x1.4x1.4x1.0x

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