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Phillips 66 Partners Reports Second-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

July 31, 2020
  • Reported earnings of $255 million and adjusted EBITDA of $269 million
  • Announced quarterly distribution of $0.875 per common unit
  • Started full operations on the Gray Oak Pipeline
  • Reached milestone at South Texas Gateway Terminal with first export cargo loaded in July
  • Recently completed Clemens Caverns expansion

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE: PSXP) announces second-quarter 2020 earnings of $255 million, or $1.05 per diluted common unit. Cash from operations was $215 million, and distributable cash flow was $218 million. Adjusted EBITDA was $269 million in the second quarter, compared with $321 million in the prior quarter.

“During the quarter, we continued to demonstrate our commitment to operating excellence,” said Greg Garland, Phillips 66 Partners’ chairman and CEO. “Our financial results reflect the ongoing economic downturn. We reached key milestones with the Gray Oak Pipeline achieving full service and supplying the first crude oil into the South Texas Gateway Terminal. We remain focused on safe and reliable operations, as well as maintaining our strong balance sheet and continuing our disciplined approach to capital allocation.”

On July 21, 2020, the general partner’s board of directors declared a second-quarter 2020 cash distribution of $0.875 per common unit, a 2% increase over second quarter 2019.

Financial Results

Phillips 66 Partners’ earnings were $255 million in the second quarter of 2020, compared with $226 million in the first quarter. The second-quarter results include an $84 million gain related to recognition of the Partnership’s prior-year sale of an interest in the Gray Oak Pipeline. Excluding this gain, the Partnership reported adjusted EBITDA of $269 million in the second quarter, compared with $321 million in the prior quarter. Second-quarter earnings and adjusted EBITDA reflect reduced volumes at the Partnership’s wholly owned and joint venture assets, driven by lower domestic oil production, refinery utilization and product demand.

Liquidity, Capital Expenditures and Investments

As of June 30, 2020, total debt outstanding was $3.7 billion. The Partnership had $7 million in cash and cash equivalents and $532 million available under its revolving credit facility.

The Partnership’s capital expenditures and investments for the quarter were $377 million. Excluding $38 million of capital spending funded by Gray Oak joint venture partners, adjusted capital spending was $339 million. Growth capital included investments in the Gray Oak Pipeline and the South Texas Gateway Terminal, as well as spend on the C2G Pipeline and the Sweeny to Pasadena Pipeline. In addition, following deferral of the Liberty Pipeline, the Partnership continued to fund its share of the project’s previous commitments.

Strategic Update

During the quarter, the Gray Oak Pipeline commenced full operations from West Texas and Eagle Ford to Texas Gulf Coast destinations, marking the completion of the project. Phillips 66 Partners has a 42.25% effective ownership interest in the 900,000 barrels per day (BPD) pipeline.

The Gray Oak Pipeline connects to multiple terminals in Corpus Christi, Texas, including the South Texas Gateway Terminal being constructed by Buckeye Partners, L.P. The first dock and 3.4 million barrels of storage capacity have been commissioned, and the terminal began crude oil export operations in July after receiving its first crude oil supply from the Gray Oak Pipeline. Marine operations are expected to ramp up through the end of this year as additional phases of construction are completed. Upon expected project completion in the first quarter of 2021, the marine export terminal will have two deepwater docks with up to 800,000 BPD of throughput capacity, along with storage capacity of 8.6 million barrels. Phillips 66 Partners owns a 25% interest in the terminal.

The Partnership recently completed its expansion of storage capacity at Clemens Caverns, from 9 million barrels to 16.5 million barrels, in connection with the Phillips 66 project to add natural gas liquid (NGL) fractionation capacity at the Sweeny Hub. The caverns expansion is backed by long-term commitments.

Phillips 66 Partners continues construction of the C2G Pipeline, a 16 inch ethane pipeline that will connect Clemens Caverns to petrochemical facilities in Gregory, Texas, near Corpus Christi. The project is backed by long-term commitments and is expected to be completed in mid-2021.

The Sweeny to Pasadena Pipeline expansion project will add 80,000 BPD of pipeline capacity, providing additional naphtha offtake from the Sweeny fractionators. In addition, product storage capacity will increase by 300,000 barrels at the Pasadena Terminal. The project is backed by long-term commitments and is expected to be completed in the third quarter of 2020.

Investor Webcast

Members of Phillips 66 Partners executive management will host a webcast today at 2 p.m. EDT to discuss the Partnership’s second-quarter performance. To listen to the conference call and view related presentation materials, go to www.phillips66partners.com/events. For detailed supplemental information, go to www.phillips66partners.com/reports.

About Phillips 66 Partners

Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 Partners is a growth-oriented master limited partnership formed by Phillips 66 to own, operate, develop and acquire primarily fee-based crude oil, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids pipelines, terminals and other midstream assets. For more information, visit www.phillips66partners.com.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT REGARDING FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements as defined under the federal securities laws. Words and phrases such as “is anticipated,” “is estimated,” “is expected,” “is planned,” “is scheduled,” “is targeted,” “believes,” “continues,” “intends,” “will,” “would,” “objectives,” “goals,” “projects,” “efforts,” “strategies” and similar expressions are used to identify such forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements in this news release are based on management’s expectations, estimates and projections as of the date they are made. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and you should not unduly rely on them as they involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include the continued ability of Phillips 66 to satisfy its obligations under our commercial and other agreements; the volume of crude oil, refined petroleum products and NGL we or our joint ventures transport, fractionate, terminal and store; the tariff rates with respect to volumes that we transport through our regulated assets, which rates are subject to review and possible adjustment by federal and state regulators; fluctuations in the prices for crude oil, refined petroleum products and NGL; liabilities associated with the risks and operational hazards inherent in transporting, fractionating, terminaling and storing crude oil, refined petroleum products and NGL; potential liability from litigation or for remedial actions, including removal and reclamation obligations under environmental regulations; the failure to complete construction of announced and future capital projects in a timely manner and any cost overruns associated with such projects; general domestic and international economic and political developments including: armed hostilities; expropriation of assets; changes in governmental policies relating to crude oil, refined petroleum products or NGL pricing, regulation or taxation; and other political, economic or diplomatic developments, including those caused by public health issues and outbreaks; and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Phillips 66 Partners’ businesses generally as set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Phillips 66 Partners is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

This news release includes the terms “EBITDA,” “adjusted EBITDA,” “distributable cash flow,” “coverage ratio” and “adjusted capital spending.” These are non-GAAP financial measures. EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are included to help facilitate comparisons of operating performance of the Partnership with other companies in our industry. EBITDA and distributable cash flow help facilitate an assessment of our ability to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to our partners. We believe that the presentation of EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow provides useful information to investors in assessing our financial condition and results of operations. Our coverage ratio is calculated as distributable cash flow divided by total cash distributions and is included to help indicate the Partnership’s ability to pay cash distributions from current earnings. Additionally, adjusted capital spending is a non-GAAP financial measure that demonstrates Phillips 66 Partners' net share of capital spending. The GAAP performance measure most directly comparable to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA is net income. The GAAP liquidity measure most comparable to EBITDA and distributable cash flow is net cash provided by operating activities. The GAAP financial measure most comparable to our coverage ratio is calculated as net cash provided by operating activities divided by total cash distributions. The GAAP financial measure most comparable to adjusted capital spending is capital expenditures and investments. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered as alternatives to their comparable GAAP measures. They have important limitations as analytical tools because they exclude some but not all items that affect their corresponding GAAP measures. They should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Additionally, because EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow, coverage ratio and adjusted capital spending may be defined differently by other companies in our industry, our definition of those measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

Reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to their comparable GAAP measures are included in this release.

References to EBITDA refer to earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization.

Results of Operations (Unaudited)

 

Summarized Financial Statement Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Dollars
Except as Indicated

 

Q2 2020

 

Q1 2020

Selected Income Statement Data

 

 

 

 

 

Total revenues and other income

 

$

430

 

 

404

Net income

 

255

 

 

226

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

269

 

 

321

Distributable cash flow

 

218

 

 

269

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income Per Limited Partner Unit—Diluted (Dollars)

 

 

 

 

 

Common units

 

$

1.05

 

 

0.93

 

 

 

 

 

 

Selected Balance Sheet Data

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

7

 

 

92

Equity investments

 

3,340

 

 

3,136

Total assets

 

7,203

 

 

6,997

Total debt

 

3,707

 

 

3,516

Equity held by public

 

 

 

 

 

Preferred units

 

746

 

 

747

Common units

 

2,735

 

 

2,723

Equity held by Phillips 66

 

 

 

 

 

Common units

 

(572)

 

 

(616)

Statement of Income

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Q2 2020

 

Q1 2020

Revenues and Other Income

 

 

 

 

 

Operating revenues—related parties

 

$

236

 

 

258

Operating revenues—third parties

 

5

 

 

9

Equity in earnings of affiliates

 

104

 

 

136

Gain from equity interest transfer

 

84

 

 

Other income

 

1

 

 

1

Total revenues and other income

 

430

 

 

404

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

 

 

 

 

 

Operating and maintenance expenses

 

84

 

 

88

Depreciation

 

31

 

 

30

General and administrative expenses

 

17

 

 

17

Taxes other than income taxes

 

10

 

 

11

Interest and debt expense

 

28

 

 

29

Other expenses

 

5

 

 

2

Total costs and expenses

 

175

 

 

177

Income before income taxes

 

255

 

 

227

Income tax expense

 

 

 

1

Net income

 

255

 

 

226

Less: Preferred unitholders’ interest in net income

 

9

 

 

10

Limited partners’ interest in net income

 

$

246

 

 

216

Selected Operating Data

 

Q2 2020

 

Q1 2020

Wholly Owned Operating Data

 

 

 

 

 

Pipelines

 

 

 

 

 

Pipeline revenues (millions of dollars)

 

$

97

 

 

111

Pipeline volumes(1) (thousands of barrels daily)

 

 

 

 

 

Crude oil

 

806

 

 

941

Refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids

 

825

 

 

866

Total

 

1,631

 

 

1,807

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average pipeline revenue per barrel (dollars)

 

$

0.65

 

 

0.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

Terminals

 

 

 

 

 

Terminal revenues (millions of dollars)

 

$

33

 

 

43

Terminal throughput (thousands of barrels daily)

 

 

 

 

 

Crude oil(2)

 

380

 

 

460

Refined petroleum products

 

690

 

 

748

Total

 

1,070

 

 

1,208

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average terminaling revenue per barrel (dollars)

 

$

0.33

 

 

0.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage, processing and other revenues (millions of dollars)

 

$

111

 

 

113

Total operating revenues (millions of dollars)

 

$

241

 

 

267

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joint Venture Operating Data(3)

 

 

 

 

 

Crude oil, refined petroleum products and natural gas liquids (thousands of barrels daily)

 

942

 

 

838

(1) Represents the sum of volumes transported through each separately tariffed pipeline segment.

(2) Bayway and Ferndale rail rack volumes included in crude oil terminals.

(3) Proportional share of total pipeline and terminal volumes of joint ventures consistent with recognized equity in earnings of affiliates.

Cash Distributions

 

Millions of Dollars
Except as Indicated

 

Q2 2020

 

Q1 2020

Cash Distributions

 

 

 

 

 

Common units—public

 

$

51

 

 

51

Common units—Phillips 66

 

149

 

 

148

Total

 

$

200

 

 

199

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash Distribution Per Common Unit (Dollars)

 

$

0.875

 

 

0.875

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coverage Ratio*

 

1.09

 

 

1.35

†Cash distributions declared attributable to the indicated periods.

 

 

 

 

 

*Calculated as distributable cash flow divided by total cash distributions. Used to indicate the Partnership’s ability to pay cash distributions from current earnings. Net cash provided by operating activities divided by total cash distributions was 1.08x and 1.38x at Q2 2020 and Q1 2020, respectively.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow to Net Income

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Q2 2020

 

Q1 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$

255

 

 

226

Plus:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

31

 

 

30

Net interest expense

 

29

 

 

28

Income tax expense

 

 

 

1

EBITDA

 

315

 

 

285

Proportional share of equity affiliates’ net interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization

 

38

 

 

35

Expenses indemnified or prefunded by Phillips 66

 

 

 

Transaction costs associated with acquisitions

 

 

 

1

Gain from equity interest transfer

 

(84)

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

269

 

 

321

Plus:

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred revenue impacts*

 

5

 

 

2

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Equity affiliate distributions less than (more than) proportional EBITDA

 

(10)

 

 

1

Maintenance capital expenditures

 

28

 

 

15

Net interest expense

 

29

 

 

28

Preferred unit distributions

 

9

 

 

10

Distributable cash flow

 

$

218

 

 

269

* Difference between cash receipts and revenue recognition.

 

 

 

 

 

†Excludes Merey Sweeny capital reimbursements and turnaround impacts.

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Q2 2020

 

Q1 2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 

$

215

 

 

274

Plus:

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest expense

 

29

 

 

28

Income tax expense

 

 

 

1

Changes in working capital

 

(3)

 

 

(12)

Undistributed equity earnings

 

(5)

 

 

(4)

Gain from equity interest transfer

 

84

 

 

Deferred revenues and other liabilities

 

2

 

 

Other

 

(7)

 

 

(2)

EBITDA

 

315

 

 

285

Proportional share of equity affiliates’ net interest, taxes and depreciation and amortization

 

38

 

 

35

Expenses indemnified or prefunded by Phillips 66

 

 

 

Transaction costs associated with acquisitions

 

 

 

1

Gain from equity interest transfer

 

(84)

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

269

 

 

321

Plus:

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred revenue impacts*

 

5

 

 

2

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

Equity affiliate distributions less than (more than) proportional EBITDA

 

(10)

 

 

1

Maintenance capital expenditures

 

28

 

 

15

Net interest expense

 

29

 

 

28

Preferred unit distributions

 

9

 

 

10

Distributable cash flow

 

$

218

 

 

269

* Difference between cash receipts and revenue recognition.

 

 

 

 

 

†Excludes Merey Sweeny capital reimbursements and turnaround impacts.

 

Jeff Dietert (investors)
832-765-2297
jeff.dietert@p66.com

Brent Shaw (investors)
832-765-2297
brent.d.shaw@p66.com

Dennis Nuss (media)
855-841-2368
dennis.h.nuss@p66.com

Source: Phillips 66 Partners LP

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