August 2, 2018 - 1:35 AM EDT
Print Email Article Font Down Font Up Charts

Teekay LNG Partners Reports Second Quarter 2018 Results

Highlights

  • GAAP net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders of $2.7 million (impacted by non-cash items) and GAAP net loss per common unit of $0.05 for the three months ended June 30, 2018.
  • Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders(1) of $13.5 million and adjusted net income per common unit of $0.09 for the three months ended June 30, 2018.
  • Generated total cash flow from vessel operations(1) of $115.0 million in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Generated distributable cash flow(1) of $31.1 million, or $0.39 per common unit, in the second quarter of 2018.
  • Since the beginning of 2018, the Partnership has taken delivery of six LNG carrier newbuildings, all on long-term charters. 

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Aug. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teekay GP L.L.C., the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE:TGP), today reported the Partnership’s results for the quarter ended June 30, 2018.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30, 2018March 31, 2018June 30, 2017
  (in thousands of U.S. Dollars)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)
GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON   
Voyage revenues122,315 115,306 100,904 
Income from vessel operations10,505 25,142 29,871 
Equity income (loss)11,194 26,724 (507)
Net income (loss) attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders2,734 (6,894)(16,073)
Limited partners’ interest in net loss per common unit(0.05)(0.16)(0.23)
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON   
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders (1)13,535 22,058 17,860 
Limited partners’ interest in adjusted net income per common unit (1)0.09 0.19 0.19 
Total cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO) (1)115,005 117,595 106,252 
Distributable cash flow (DCF) (1)31,116 35,341 40,623 

(1) These are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to “Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

GAAP net income (loss) and non-GAAP adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same quarter in the prior year, were positively impacted by the deliveries of seven liquefied natural gas (LNG) and three LPG carrier newbuildings between July 2017 and May 2018 and the commencement of short-term charter contracts for certain of the vessels in the Partnership’s 52 percent-owned joint venture with Marubeni Corporation (the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture). These increases were partially offset by the sale of a conventional tanker and a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carrier in the first quarter of 2018, lower rates earned in 2018 on two conventional tankers upon the expiration of their fixed-rate charter contracts in 2017, and a decrease in earnings in 2018 on seven Multi-gas carriers following the termination of their previous charter contracts.

In addition, GAAP net income (loss) was positively impacted for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, by various items, including increases in unrealized gains on derivative instruments and foreign currency exchange gains during the three months ended June 30, 2018 and the write-down of a conventional tanker during the three months ended June 30, 2017. These increases were partially offset by the write-down of four Multi-gas carriers in the second quarter of 2018.

CEO Commentary

“As expected, we experienced another quarter of increased earnings and cash flow from our LNG carriers,” commented Mark Kremin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Gas Group Ltd.  “We have taken delivery of nine LNG carriers over the past nine months, including the Myrina and the Megara in early-May and mid-July 2018, respectively, both of which are on long-term, fixed-rate charters to Shell, and we are anticipating the delivery of the Bahrain Spirit FSU later this month.” Mr. Kremin continued, “The Yamal LNG consortium has asked us to deliver our second ARC7 LNG carrier earlier than the scheduled November 2018 date, and we are making arrangements to meet this request in order to service the project's second LNG train, which is expected to come online in September 2018. Looking ahead, we have nine LNG newbuilding carriers and the Bahrain LNG terminal project still to deliver over the next 18 months, which we expect will help drive further cash flow growth and the delevering of our balance sheet.”

Mr. Kremin continued, “Unfortunately, the results from the seven Multi-gas carriers we took back in late-2017 due to non-payment of charter-hire are continuing to underperform and have continued to significantly impact our quarterly results.  We are evaluating pooling arrangements and potentially other adjacent transportation markets for employing these vessels; however, we are not anticipating a significant turnaround relating to these vessels over the near-term.  As a result, we have taken an accounting impairment on four of these vessels during the second quarter of 2018.”

Mr. Kremin added, “We have now completed all of our 2018 secured debt refinancings and expect to commence the process to refinance our 364-day unsecured revolver shortly, which has been refinanced three times previously. In addition, we are making good progress on our 2019 financing and refinancings. Looking ahead, we believe Teekay LNG is well-positioned to take advantage of the strong LNG demand fundamentals we see developing over the medium-term.”

Summary of Recent Events

LNG and Mid-sized LPG Carrier Newbuilding Deliveries

In July 2018, the Partnership’s 20 percent-owned joint venture with China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (China LNG), CETS Investment Management (HK) Co. Ltd. (an affiliate of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)) and BW LNG Investments Pte. Ltd., took delivery of one LNG carrier newbuilding, the Pan Europe, which immediately commenced its 20-year charter contract with Royal Dutch Shell (Shell).

In May and July 2018, the Partnership took delivery of two M-Type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) LNG carrier newbuildings, the Myrina and Megara, which immediately commenced their six to eight-year charter contracts with Shell.

In May and July 2018, the Partnership’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with Exmar NV (the Exmar LPG Joint Venture) took delivery of its remaining LPG carrier newbuildings, the Koksijde and the Wepion, which are currently trading in the spot market.

Debt Financing Update

In May 2018, the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture refinanced an outstanding $105 million debt facility secured by the Woodside Donaldson LNG carrier, which reduced its financing cost and extended the maturity date from 2021 to 2026.

In June 2018, the Partnership refinanced an outstanding $57 million debt facility maturing in 2018 and secured by the Polar Spirit and Arctic Spirit LNG carriers with a new $40 million debt facility maturing in 2022.

In July 2018, the Partnership refinanced an outstanding debt facility of 107 million Euro ($125 million) maturing in 2018 and secured by the Madrid Spirit LNG carrier with a new 100 million Euro ($117 million) debt facility maturing in 2024.

In July 2018, the Partnership’s 50 percent-owned Exmar LPG joint venture completed a three-year, $35 million debt facility maturing in 2021 for its final LPG carrier newbuilding, the Wepion, which delivered on July 31, 2018.

Operating Results

The following table highlights certain financial information for Teekay LNG’s two segments: the Liquefied Gas Segment and the Conventional Tanker Segment (please refer to the “Teekay LNG’s Fleet” section of this release below and Appendices C through E for further details).

 Three Months Ended
 June 30, 2018June 30, 2017
  (in thousands of U.S. Dollars)(unaudited)(unaudited)
 Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotalLiquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON      
Voyage revenues112,172 10,143 122,315 89,431 11,473 100,904 
Income (loss) from vessel operations9,445 1,060 10,505 40,043 (10,172)29,871 
Equity income (loss)11,194  11,194 (507) (507)
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON      
 CFVO from consolidated vessels(i)72,356 2,235 74,591 68,456 4,970 73,426 
 CFVO from equity-accounted vessels(i)40,414  40,414 32,826  32,826 
 Total CFVO(i)112,770 2,235 115,005 101,282 4,970 106,252 
  1. These are non-GAAP financial measures.  Please refer to “Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under GAAP.

Liquefied Gas Segment

Income from vessel operations decreased and CFVO from consolidated vessels increased, in each case for the liquefied gas segment for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same quarter of the prior year. Results were positively impacted primarily by the deliveries of four LNG carrier newbuildings, the Macoma, Murex, Magdala and Myrina between October 2017 and May 2018 and due to the chartering of the Torben Spirit at higher rates in 2018. These increases were partially offset by lower earnings on seven of the Partnership's Multi-gas carriers following the Partnership's termination of their charter contracts due to non-payment by the charterer. In addition, income from vessel operations was impacted by the write-downs of four Multi-gas carriers in the three months ended June 30, 2018 as a result of the Partnership's evaluation of alternative strategies for these assets during the second quarter of 2018, combined with the current charter rate environment and the outlook for charter rates for these vessels.

Equity income (loss) was positively impacted and CFVO from equity-accounted vessels increased for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, primarily due to higher fleet utilization in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture since certain of the joint venture’s vessels commenced short-term charter contracts at higher rates; the delivery of the Eduard Toll ARC7 LNG carrier in January 2018 to the Yamal LNG Joint Venture; the deliveries of the Pan Asia and Pan Americas LNG carriers in October 2017 and January 2018, respectively, in the Partnership’s 30 percent-owned joint venture with China LNG and CETS; and the deliveries of three LPG carriers in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture. These increases were partially offset by the sale of the Courcheville LPG carrier in January 2018; lower rates earned in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture; and the sale of the S/S Excelsior LNG carrier in the Partnership’s 50 percent-owned joint venture with Exmar NV (the Excelsior Joint Venture) in January 2018. Equity income (loss) was also positively impacted by an increase in net unrealized gains on designated and non-designated derivative instruments in our equity-accounted vessels.

Conventional Tanker Segment

Income (loss) from vessel operations improved and CFVO from consolidated vessels decreased for the conventional tanker segment for the three months ended June 30, 2018, compared to the same quarter of the prior year. These results were impacted by: the sale of the Teide Spirit in February 2018 and associated restructuring charges as a result of the sale; and lower rates earned in 2018 on the African Spirit and European Spirit upon the expiration of their fixed-rate charter contracts in 2017. In addition, income (loss) from vessel operations for the three months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same quarter of the prior year was positively impacted by a write-down in 2017 of the European Spirit conventional tanker to its estimated fair value.

Teekay LNG's Fleet

The following table summarizes the Partnership’s fleet as of August 1, 2018, excluding the Partnership’s 30 percent interest in a regasification terminal currently under construction:

 Number of Vessels
 Owned and In-Chartered Vessels(i)NewbuildingsTotal
LNG Carrier Fleet40(ii)9(iii)49
LPG/Multi-gas Carrier Fleet29(iv)29
Conventional Tanker Fleet4(v)4
Total73982
  1. Owned vessels includes vessels accounted for as vessels related to capital leases.
  2. The Partnership’s ownership interests in these vessels range from 20 percent to 100 percent.
  3. The Partnership's ownership interests in these newbuildings, range from 20 percent to 100 percent.
  4. The Partnership’s ownership interests in these vessels range from 50 percent to 99 percent.
  5. Two of the Partnership's conventional tankers, the African Spirit and European Spirit are classified as held for sale.

Liquidity

As of June 30, 2018, the Partnership had total liquidity of $443.6 million (comprised of $177.1 million in cash and cash equivalents and $266.5 million in undrawn credit facilities).

Availability of 2017 Annual Report

The Partnership filed its 2017 Annual Report on Form 20-F with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 16, 2018. Copies of this report are available on Teekay LNG’s website, under “Investors - Teekay LNG - Financials & Presentations”, at www.teekay.com. Unitholders may request a printed copy of this Annual Report, including the complete audited financial statements, free of charge by contacting Teekay LNG’s Investor Relations Department.

Conference Call

The Partnership plans to host a conference call on Thursday, August 2, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results for the second quarter of 2018. All unitholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call by choosing from the following options:

  • By dialing (888) 882-4478 or (647) 484-0475, if outside North America, and quoting conference ID code 7938223.
  • By accessing the webcast, which will be available on Teekay LNG’s website at www.teekay.com (the archive will remain on the website for a period of one year).

An accompanying Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Presentation will also be available at www.teekay.com in advance of the conference call start time.

About Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG Partners is one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fee-based charter contracts through its interests in 49 LNG carriers (including nine newbuildings), 22 LPG carriers, seven Multi-gas carriers, and four conventional tankers. The Partnership's ownership interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. In addition, the Partnership owns a 30 percent interest in a regasification teminal, which is currently under construction. Teekay LNG Partners is a publicly-traded master limited partnership formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors.

Teekay LNG Partners’ common units and preferred units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols “TGP”, “TGP PR A” and “TGP PR B”, respectively.

For Investor Relations
enquiries contact:

Ryan Hamilton
Tel: +1 (604) 609-2963
Website: www.teekay.com

Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes various financial measures that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP financial measures, which include Cash Flow from Vessel Operations, Adjusted Net Income, and Distributable Cash Flow, are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these measures do not have standardized meanings across companies, and therefore may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Partnership believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership’s financial performance, as does management.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Cash Flow from Vessel Operations (CFVO) represents income from vessel operations before depreciation and amortization expense, amortization of in-process revenue contracts, vessel write-downs, gain and losses on the sales of vessels and adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, but includes realized gains or losses on a derivative charter contract. CFVO from Consolidated Vessels represents CFVO from vessels that are consolidated on the Partnership’s financial statements. CFVO from Equity-Accounted Vessels represents the Partnership’s proportionate share of CFVO from its equity-accounted vessels. The Partnership does not control its equity-accounted vessels and as a result, the Partnership does not have the unilateral ability to determine whether the cash generated by its equity-accounted vessels is retained within the entities in which the Partnership holds the equity-accounted investments or distributed to the Partnership and other owners. In addition, the Partnership does not control the timing of such distributions to the Partnership and other owners. Consequently, readers are cautioned when using total CFVO as a liquidity measure as the amount contributed from CFVO from Equity-Accounted Vessels may not be available to the Partnership in the periods such CFVO is generated by its equity-accounted vessels. CFVO is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors and management to measure the operational financial performance of companies. Please refer to Appendices D and E of this release for reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to income from vessel operations and income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels, respectively, the most directly comparable GAAP measures reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Adjusted Net Income excludes items of income or loss from GAAP net income (loss) that are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Partnership’s financial results. The Partnership believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership’s financial performance, as does management. Please refer to Appendix A of this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net income (loss), and refer to footnote (3) of the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) for a reconciliation of adjusted equity income to equity income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) represents GAAP net income adjusted for write-down of vessels, depreciation and amortization expense, deferred income tax and other non-cash items, estimated maintenance capital expenditures, unrealized gains and losses from non-designated derivative instruments, ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes, distributions relating to equity financing of newbuilding installments, distributions relating to preferred units, adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis and foreign exchange related items, including the Partnership’s proportionate share of such items in equity-accounted for investments. Maintenance capital expenditures represent those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, the Partnership’s capital assets. DCF is a quantitative standard used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community and by management to assist in evaluating financial performance. Please refer to Appendix B of this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data)

 Three Months EndedSix Month Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,
20182018201720182017
 (unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)
Voyage revenues122,315 115,306 100,904 237,621 202,084 
      
Voyage expenses(7,951)(5,801)(996)(13,752)(2,433)
Vessel operating expenses(33,969)(28,467)(26,001)(62,436)(49,389)
Depreciation and amortization(29,794)(29,267)(26,794)(59,061)(52,914)
General and administrative expenses(7,096)(6,571)(4,642)(13,667)(8,799)
Write-down of vessels(1)(33,000)(18,662)(12,600)(51,662)(12,600)
Restructuring charges (2) (1,396) (1,396) 
Income from vessel operations10,505 25,142 29,871 35,647 75,949 
      
Equity income (loss)(3)11,194 26,724 (507)37,918 5,380 
Interest expense(28,171)(24,706)(20,525)(52,877)(37,513)
Interest income902 914 579 1,816 1,433 
Realized and unrealized gain (loss) on non-designated derivative instruments(4)4,302 8,001 (7,384)12,303 (6,197)
Foreign currency exchange gain (loss)(5)8,443 (1,273)(15,825)7,170 (19,393)
Other income (expense) (6)350 (52,582)390 (52,232)781 
Net income (loss) before tax expense7,525 (17,780)(13,401)(10,255)20,440 
Income tax expense(843)(779)(236)(1,622)(393)
Net income (loss)6,682 (18,559)(13,637)(11,877)20,047 
      
Non-controlling interest in net income (loss)3,948 (11,665)2,436 (7,717)7,063 
Preferred unitholders' interest in net income (loss)6,426 6,425 2,813 12,851 5,625 
General Partner's interest in net income (loss)(68)(272)(378)(340)147 
Limited partners’ interest in net income (loss)(3,624)(13,047)(18,508)(16,671)7,212 
Limited partners' interest in net income (loss) per common unit:     
• Basic(0.05)(0.16)(0.23)(0.21)0.09 
• Diluted(0.05)(0.16)(0.23)(0.21)0.09 
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding:     
• Basic79,687,499 79,637,607 79,626,819 79,667,384 79,608,587 
• Diluted79,687,499 79,637,607 79,626,819 79,667,384 79,741,256 
Total number of common units outstanding at end of period79,687,499 79,687,499 79,626,819 79,687,499 79,626,819 

(1) In June 2018, the carrying values for four of the Partnership's seven wholly-owned Multi-gas carriers (the Napa Spirit, Pan Spirit, Camilla Spirit and Cathinka Spirit) were written down to their estimated fair values, using appraised values, as a result of the Partnership's evaluation of alternative strategies for these assets, combined with the current charter rate environment and the outlook for charter rates for these vessels. The total impairment charge of $33.0 million related to these four Multi-gas carriers is included in write-down of vessels for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018 in the Partnership's consolidated statement of income (loss). The African Spirit and European Spirit conventional tankers were classified as vessels held for sale upon the expiration of their time-charter contracts in 2017. The Partnership recorded an aggregate write-down of $5.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and six months ended June 30, 2018 on these two conventional tankers as the estimated fair values of these vessels had decreased. In addition, the Partnership recorded a write-down of $13.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and six months ended June 30, 2018 relating to the Alexander Spirit conventional tanker to its estimated fair value, using an appraised value. This was a result of changes in the Partnership's expectations of the vessel's future opportunities after its current contract ends in 2019. The write-down of vessels of $12.6 million for the three and six months ended June 30, 2017 relates to the write-down of the European Spirit upon marketing the vessel for sale in 2017.

(2) In February 2018, the Teide Spirit conventional tanker was sold and as a result of this sale, the Partnership recorded restructuring charges of $1.4 million relating to seafarer severance costs.

(3) The Partnership’s proportionate share of items within equity income (loss) as identified in Appendix A of this release is detailed in the table below. By excluding these items from equity income (loss), the Partnership believes the resulting adjusted equity income is a normalized amount that can be used to better evaluate the financial performance of the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments. Adjusted equity income is a non-GAAP financial measure.

 Three Months EndedSix Month Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,
 20182018201720182017
Equity income (loss)11,194 26,724 (507)37,918 5,380 
Proportionate share of unrealized (gain) loss on non-designated derivative instruments(2,977)(8,221)182 (11,198)(1,602)
Proportionate share of ineffective portion of hedge-accounted interest rate swaps(1,809)(3,259)4,109 (5,068)3,566 
Proportionate share of write-down and loss on sale of vessel 257  257  
Gain on sale of equity-accounted investment (5,563) (5,563) 
Proportionate share of other items(128)128 211  241 
Equity income adjusted for items in Appendix A6,280 10,066 3,995 16,346 7,585 

(4) The realized (losses) gains on non-designated derivative instruments relate to the amounts the Partnership actually paid or received to settle non-designated derivative instruments and the unrealized gains (losses) on non-designated derivative instruments relate to the change in fair value of such non-designated derivative instruments, as detailed in the table below:

 Three Months EndedSix Month Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,
 20182018201720182017
Realized (losses) gains relating to:     
Interest rate swap agreements(4,310)(4,478)(4,610)(8,788)(9,285)
Interest rate swaption agreements termination  (1,005) (610)
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract150 309 (135)459 (120)
 (4,160)(4,169)(5,750)(8,329)(10,015)
Unrealized gains (losses) relating to:     
Interest rate swap agreements7,522 11,898 (1,866)19,420 2,436 
Interest rate swaption agreements 2 112 2 142 
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract940 270 120 1,210 1,240 
 8,462 12,170 (1,634)20,632 3,818 
Total realized and unrealized gains (losses) on non-designated derivative instruments4,302 8,001 (7,384)12,303 (6,197)

(5) For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to revalue all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rates at the end of each reporting period. This revaluation does not affect the Partnership’s cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized foreign currency translation gains or losses in the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss).

Foreign currency exchange gain (loss) includes realized losses relating to the amounts the Partnership paid to settle the Partnership’s non-designated cross-currency swaps that were entered into as economic hedges in relation to the Partnership’s Norwegian Kroner (NOK) denominated unsecured bonds. Foreign currency exchange gain (loss) also includes unrealized gains (losses) relating to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments, partially offset by unrealized gains (losses) on the revaluation of the NOK bonds as detailed in the table below:

 Three Months EndedSix Month Ended
 June 30,March 31,June 30,June 30,June 30,
 20182018201720182017
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps(1,798)(1,384)(2,084)(3,182)(5,621)
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps termination  (25,733) (25,733)
Realized gains on repurchase of NOK bonds  25,733  25,733 
Unrealized (losses) gains on cross-currency swaps(16,566)22,334 34,906 5,768 37,605 
Unrealized gains (losses) on revaluation of NOK bonds14,852 (17,487)(36,325)(2,635)(36,931)

(6) The Partnership owns a 70 percent interest in Teekay Nakilat Corporation (the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture, which wholly-owns a subsidiary which was the lessee under three separate 30-year capital lease arrangements with a third party for for three LNG carriers (RasGas II LNG Carriers). Under the terms of these leases, the lessor claimed tax depreciation on the capital expenditures it incurred to acquire these vessels and paid the lessee an upfront benefit in the amount of $60.9 million at the lease inception. As is typical in these leasing arrangements, tax and change of law risks were assumed by the lessee, in this case the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture. Lease payments under the lease arrangements were based on certain tax and financial assumptions at the commencement of the leases in 2006 and subsequently adjusted to maintain the lessor's agreed after-tax margin. On December 22, 2014, the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture terminated the leases of the RasGas II LNG Carriers; however, it remained obligated to the lessor for changes in tax treatment.

The UK taxing authority (HMRC) has been challenging the use by third parties of similar lease structures in the United Kingdom courts. One of those challenges was eventually decided in favor of HMRC, with the lessor and lessee choosing not to appeal further. This case concluded that capital allowances are not available to the lessor. On the basis of this conclusion, HMRC is now asking lessees on other leases, including the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture, to accept that capital allowances are not available to their lessors. Under the terms of the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture lease, the lessor is entitled to make a determination that additional rentals are due, even where a court has not made a determination on whether capital allowances are available or where discussions are otherwise ongoing with HMRC on the matter (such that additional rentals paid may be rebated in due course if the final tax position is not as determined by the lessor). On May 10, 2018, the lessor made a determination that additional rentals are due under the leases. As a result, during the six months ended June 30, 2018, the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture recognized an additional tax indemnification guarantee liability of $53.0 million. The total liability was $56.0 million (42.3 million GBP) as at June 30, 2018, and this amount will be paid during the third quarter of 2018. The Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture is in discussions with HMRC in relation to the correct tax treatment to be applied to the leases.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 As at June 30,As at March 31,As at December 31,
 201820182017
 (unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)
ASSETS   
Current   
Cash and cash equivalents177,071 197,007 244,241 
Restricted cash – current53,599 19,256 22,326 
Accounts receivable29,679 22,561 24,054 
Prepaid expenses4,800 6,209 6,539 
Vessels held for sale29,911 28,000 33,671 
Current portion of derivative assets3,054 1,919 1,078 
Current portion of net investments in direct financing leases10,453 10,676 9,884 
Advances to affiliates8,538 5,621 7,300 
Other current assets2,035 3,972  
Total current assets319,140 295,221 349,093 
Restricted cash – long-term29,823 67,032 72,868 
Vessels and equipment   
At cost, less accumulated depreciation1,349,449 1,388,434 1,416,381 
Vessels related to capital leases, at cost, less accumulated depreciation1,406,462 1,213,748 1,044,838 
Advances on newbuilding contracts349,169 407,211 444,493 
Total vessels and equipment3,105,080 3,009,393 2,905,712 
Investment in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures1,100,674 1,087,877 1,094,596 
Net investments in direct financing leases480,294 482,946 486,106 
Derivative assets12,878 18,459 6,172 
Intangible assets – net56,650 58,864 61,078 
Goodwill – liquefied gas segment35,631 35,631 35,631 
Other assets8,055 8,165 8,043 
Total assets5,148,225 5,063,588 5,019,299 
    
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY   
Current   
Accounts payable2,973 1,995 3,509 
Accrued liabilities123,713 119,404 45,757 
Unearned revenue25,227 19,770 25,873 
Current portion of long-term debt372,378 524,166 552,404 
Current obligations related to capital leases83,374 82,652 106,946 
In-process contracts3,445 6,163 7,946 
Current portion of derivative liabilities64,329 62,586 79,139 
Advances from affiliates18,959 11,984 12,140 
Total current liabilities694,398 828,720 833,714 
Long-term debt1,355,377 1,235,722 1,245,588 
Long-term obligations related to capital leases1,123,419 1,018,416 904,603 
Other long-term liabilities42,369 43,669 58,174 
Derivative liabilities37,059 36,678 45,797 
Total liabilities3,252,622 3,163,205 3,087,876 
Equity   
Equity   
Limited partners – common units1,502,492 1,517,132 1,539,248 
Limited partners – preferred units285,159 285,159 285,159 
General partner49,403 49,696 50,152 
Accumulated other comprehensive income11,772 5,870 4,479 
Partners' equity1,848,826 1,857,857 1,879,038 
Non-controlling interest46,777 42,526 52,385 
Total equity1,895,603 1,900,383 1,931,423 
Total liabilities and total equity5,148,225 5,063,588 5,019,299 

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 Six Months Ended
 June 30,June 30,
 20182017
 (unaudited)(unaudited)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash provided by (used for)  
OPERATING ACTIVITIES  
Net (loss) income(11,877)20,047 
Non-cash items:  
  Unrealized gain on non-designated derivative instruments(20,632)(3,818)
  Depreciation and amortization59,061 52,914 
  Write-down of vessels51,662 12,600 
  Unrealized foreign currency exchange gain and other(20,167)(9,091)
  Equity income, net of dividends received of $11,583 (2017 - $21,281)(26,335)15,901 
  Non-cash item included in other income (expense)53,000  
  Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense 747 
Change in non-cash operating assets and liabilities3,299 3,145 
Expenditures for dry docking(4,423)(11,042)
Net operating cash flow83,588 81,403 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES  
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt248,392 166,663 
Scheduled repayments of long-term debt(105,099)(103,343)
Prepayments of long-term debt(205,765)(63,704)
Financing issuance costs(4,971)(2,077)
Proceeds from financing related to sales and leaseback of vessels243,812 297,230 
Scheduled repayments of obligations related to capital leases(25,316)(19,045)
Cash distributions paid(34,727)(28,274)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest(157)(658)
Other (605)
Net financing cash flow116,169 246,187 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES  
Capital contributions to equity-accounted joint ventures(27,071)(96,960)
Return of capital from equity-accounted joint ventures 40,320 
Proceeds from sale of equity-accounted joint venture54,438  
Receipts from direct financing leases5,242 9,037 
Proceeds from sale of vessel 20,580 
Expenditures for vessels and equipment(311,308)(244,387)
Net investing cash flow(278,699)(271,410)
   
(Decrease) increase in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash(78,942)56,180 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of the period339,435 243,173 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the period260,493 299,353 

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix A - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted Net Income
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
20182017
(unaudited)(unaudited)
Net income (loss) – GAAP basis6,682 (13,637)
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interests(3,948)(2,436)
Net income (loss) attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders2,734 (16,073)
Add (subtract) specific items affecting net income:  
Write-down of vessels(1)33,000 12,600 
Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gains) losses(2)(11,091)13,939 
Unrealized (gains) losses on non-designated and designated derivative instruments and other items from equity–accounted investees(3)(4,914)4,502 
Unrealized (gains) losses on non-designated derivative instruments(4)(8,462)1,634 
Interest rate swaption agreements termination 1,005 
Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense 747 
Other items1,054  
Non-controlling interests’ share of items above(5)1,214 (494)
Total adjustments10,801 33,933 
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders13,535 17,860 
   
Preferred unitholders' interest in adjusted net income6,426 2,813 
General Partner's interest in adjusted net income142 300 
Limited partners’ interest in adjusted net income6,967 14,747 
Limited partners’ interest in adjusted net income per common unit, basic0.09 0.19 
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding, basic79,687,499 79,626,819 
  1. See Note 1 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.
  2. Unrealized foreign currency exchange gains (losses) primarily relate to the Partnership’s revaluation of all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period and unrealized (gains) losses on the cross-currency swaps economically hedging the Partnership’s NOK bonds. This amount excludes the realized losses relating to the cross-currency swaps for the NOK bonds. See Note 5 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.
  3. Reflects the unrealized gains (losses) due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes and any ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes within the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments. See Note 3 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.
  4. Reflects the unrealized gains (losses) due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. See Note 4 to the Consolidated Statements of Income (Loss) included in this release for further details.
  5. Items affecting net income (loss) include items from the Partnership’s consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiaries. The specific items affecting net  income (loss) are analyzed to determine whether any of the amounts originated from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary. Each amount that originates from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary is multiplied by the non-controlling interests’ percentage share in this subsidiary to arrive at the non-controlling interests’ share of the amount. The amount identified as “non-controlling interests’ share of items listed above” in the table above is the cumulative amount of the non-controlling interests’ proportionate share of the other specific items affecting net income (loss) listed in the table.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix B - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except units outstanding and per unit data)

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
20182017
(unaudited)(unaudited)
    
Net income (loss):6,682 (13,637)
Add:  
Write-down of vessels33,000 12,600 
Depreciation and amortization29,794 26,794 
Partnership’s share of equity–accounted joint ventures' DCF net of estimated maintenance capital expenditures(1)14,939 12,229 
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized and other adjustments2,897 5,056 
Distributions relating to equity financing of new buildings2,289 1,536 
Deferred income tax and other non-cash items21 170 
Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense 747 
Less:  
Distributions relating to preferred units(6,426)(2,813)
Unrealized (gain) loss on non-designated derivative instruments(8,462)1,634 
Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gain) loss(11,091)13,939 
Equity (income) loss(11,194)507 
Estimated maintenance capital expenditures(16,345)(13,190)
Distributable Cash Flow before Non-controlling interest36,104 45,572 
Non-controlling interests’ share of DCF before estimated maintenance capital expenditures(4,988)(4,949)
Distributable Cash Flow31,116 40,623 
Amount of cash distributions attributable to the General Partner(228)(228)
Limited partners' Distributable Cash Flow30,888 40,395 
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding79,687,499 79,626,819 
Distributable Cash Flow per limited partner common unit0.39 0.51 

(1) The estimated maintenance capital expenditures relating to the Partnership’s share of equity-accounted joint ventures were $8.3 million and $8.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017, respectively.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix C - Supplemental Segment Information
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
 (unaudited)
 Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Voyage revenues112,172 10,143 122,315 
Voyage expenses(4,445)(3,506)(7,951)
Vessel operating expenses(30,422)(3,547)(33,969)
Depreciation and amortization(28,661)(1,133)(29,794)
General and administrative expenses(6,199)(897)(7,096)
Write-down of vessels(33,000) (33,000)
Income from vessel operations9,445 1,060 10,505 
    
 Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
 (unaudited)
 Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Voyage revenues89,431 11,473 100,904 
Voyage expenses(602)(394)(996)
Vessel operating expenses(21,374)(4,627)(26,001)
Depreciation and amortization(23,839)(2,955)(26,794)
General and administrative expenses(3,573)(1,069)(4,642)
Write-down of vessel (12,600)(12,600)
Income (loss) from vessel operations40,043 (10,172)29,871 


Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix D - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Consolidated Vessels
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 Three Months Ended June 30, 2018
 (unaudited)
 Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Income from vessel operations (See Appendix C)9,445 1,060 10,505 
Depreciation and amortization28,661 1,133 29,794 
Write-down of vessels33,000  33,000 
Amortization of in-process contracts included in voyage revenues(1,647)(108)(1,755)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized and other adjustments2,897  2,897 
Realized gain on Toledo Spirit derivative contract 150 150 
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels72,356 2,235 74,591 
    
 Three Months Ended June 30, 2017
 (unaudited)
 Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Income (loss) from vessel operations (See Appendix C)40,043 (10,172)29,871 
Depreciation and amortization23,839 2,955 26,794 
Write-down of vessel 12,600 12,600 
Amortization of in-process contracts included in voyage revenues(482)(278)(760)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized5,056  5,056 
Realized loss on Toledo Spirit derivative contract (135)(135)
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels68,456 4,970 73,426 

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix E - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Equity-Accounted Vessels
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 Three Months Ended
 June 30, 2018June 30, 2017
 (unaudited)(unaudited)
 AtPartnership'sAtPartnership's
100%Portion(1)100%Portion(1)
Voyage revenues137,291 59,845 117,326 52,516 
Voyage expenses(2,469)(1,254)(3,760)(1,923)
Vessel operating expenses and general and administrative expenses(48,496)(21,738)(43,070)(20,010)
Depreciation and amortization(25,368)(12,652)(26,156)(13,074)
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels60,958 24,201 44,340 17,509 
Other items, including interest expense, realized and unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments(29,721)(13,007)(45,480)(18,016)
Net income (loss) / equity income (loss) of equity-accounted vessels31,237 11,194 (1,140)(507)
     
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels60,958 24,201 44,340 17,509 
Depreciation and amortization25,368 12,652 26,156 13,074 
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized12,574 4,523 9,303 3,361 
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts(1,822)(962)(2,168)(1,118)
Cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels97,078 40,414 77,631 32,826 

(1) The Partnership's equity-accounted vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2018 and 2017 include: the Partnership’s 40 percent ownership interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 49 percent ownership interest in the Partnership’s joint venture with Exmar NV (the Excalibur Joint Venture), which owns one LNG carrier; the Partnership's 50 percent ownership interest up to January 2018 in the Excelsior Joint Venture, which owns one regasification unit; the Partnership’s 33 percent ownership interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership’s 52 percent ownership interest in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 22 vessels, including one LPG carrier newbuilding, as at June 30, 2018, compared to 23 owned and in-chartered vessels, including four LPG carrier newbuildings, as at June 30, 2017; the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in two LNG carriers as at June 30, 2018, compared to two LNG carrier newbuildings as at June 30, 2017 for Shell, and the Partnership's 20 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for Shell; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in one ARC7 LNG carrier and five ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited as at June 30, 2018, compared to six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings as at June 30, 2017; and the Partnership's 30 percent ownership interest in Bahrain LNG W.L.L., which owns an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction in Bahrain.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix F - Summarized Financial Information of Equity-Accounted Joint Ventures
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 As at June 30, 2018As at December 31, 2017
 (unaudited)(unaudited)
 AtPartnership'sAtPartnership's
100%Portion(1)100%Portion(1)
Cash and restricted cash, current and non-current372,061 155,094 295,148 128,004 
Current portion of derivative assets3,366 1,657 1,594 785 
Other current assets47,979 20,397 53,068 22,661 
Vessels and equipment, including vessels related to capital leases2,102,148 1,071,849 2,202,418 1,133,804 
Advances on newbuilding contracts1,284,648 469,750 1,211,210 450,523 
Net investments in direct financing leases, current and non-current2,553,100 961,973 2,013,759 722,408 
Derivative assets26,371 10,418 4,602 2,259 
Other non-current assets52,824 38,459 86,167 54,060 
Total assets6,442,497 2,729,597 5,867,966 2,514,504 
     
Current portion of long-term debt and obligations related to capital leases185,162 81,917 162,915 73,975 
Current portion of derivative liabilities15,690 5,334 21,973 7,217 
Other current liabilities117,404 48,727 98,657 43,193 
Long-term debt and obligations related to capital leases3,542,221 1,442,987 3,023,713 1,231,433 
Shareholders' loans, current and non-current368,352 131,412 368,937 131,685 
Derivative liabilities44,087 14,761 73,454 24,235 
Other long-term liabilities68,120 35,197 77,297 39,855 
Equity2,101,461 969,262 2,041,020 962,911 
Total liabilities and equity6,442,497 2,729,597 5,867,966 2,514,504 
     
Investments in equity-accounted joint ventures 969,262  962,911 
Advances to equity-accounted joint ventures 131,412  131,685 
Investments in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures 1,100,674  1,094,596 

(1) The Partnership's equity-accounted vessels as at June 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 include: the Partnership’s 40 percent ownership interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 49 percent ownership interests in the Excalibur Joint Venture, which owns one LNG carrier; the Partnership's 50 percent ownership interest up to January 2018 in the Excelsior Joint Venture, which owns one regasification unit as at December 31, 2017; the Partnership’s 33 percent ownership interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership’s 52 percent ownership interest in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 22 vessels, including one LPG carrier newbuilding, as at June 30, 2018, compared to 23  owned and in-chartered vessels including three LPG carrier newbuildings, as at December 31, 2017; the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in two LNG carriers as at June 30, 2018, compared to two LNG carrier newbuildings as at December 31, 2017 for Shell, and the Partnership's 20 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for Shell; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in one ARC7 LNG carrier and five ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited as at June 30, 2018, compared to six ARC7 LNG carrier newbuildings as at December 31, 2017; and the Partnership's 30 percent ownership interest in Bahrain LNG W.L.L., which owns an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction in Bahrain.


Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management’s current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the timing of newbuilding vessel deliveries and the commencement of related contracts; the start-up timing for the second Yamal LNG project's train; the future Multi-gas carrier market; the effects of future newbuilding deliveries on the Partnership’s future cash flows and balance sheet leverage; the timing and certainty of completing the refinancing of Teekay LNG’s unsecured revolver; Teekay LNG’s ability to benefit from future LNG fundamentals; and the timing of payment by the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture of a tax indemnification guarantee liability. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: potential shipyard and project construction delays, newbuilding specification changes or cost overruns; changes in production of LNG or LPG, either generally or in particular regions; changes in trading patterns or timing of start-up of new LNG liquefaction and regasification projects significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts of existing vessels in the Partnership's fleet; the inability of charterers to make future charter payments; the inability of the Partnership to renew or replace long-term contracts on existing vessels; the Partnership’s or the Partnership’s joint ventures’ ability to secure or draw on financings for its vessels; progress of the Yamal LNG project; refinancing discussions with lenders and indemnification guarantee discussions with the HMRC; and other factors discussed in Teekay LNG Partners’ filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017. The Partnership expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Partnership’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

 

Primary Logo


Source: GlobeNewswire (August 2, 2018 - 1:35 AM EDT)

News by QuoteMedia
www.quotemedia.com

Legal Notice