Dominion Midstream Partners Announces First-Quarter 2016 Earnings

- Adjusted EBITDA of $24.9 million more than double first-quarter 2015

- Generated $20.3 million distributable cash flow for first-quarter 2016

- Declared $0.2245 per unit quarterly distribution, a 5 percent increase above fourth-quarter 2015

- Management affirms targeted 22% annual distribution growth through 2020

May 4, 2016
7:31am

RICHMOND, Va., May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Dominion Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE: DM) reported unaudited net income attributable to the partnership of $23.1 million, or $0.29 per common limited partner unit for the three months ended March 31, 2016.  Adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $24.9 million and distributable cash flow was $20.3 million for the quarter.

Dominion Midstream uses Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow as the primary performance measurement of its earnings and results for public communications with analysts and investors.  Dominion Midstream also uses Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow internally for budgeting, reporting to the Board of Directors and other purposes. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow provide a more meaningful representation of the company's financial performance.  

QUARTERLY DISTRIBUTION
On April 19, 2016, the Board of Directors declared a quarterly distribution of $0.2245 per unit, payable on May 13, 2016, to unitholders of record at the close of business May 3, 2016.

CONFERENCE CALL TODAY
Dominion Midstream and Dominion Resources will jointly host a first-quarter earnings conference call at 10 a.m. ET on Wednesday, May 4.  Management will discuss its first-quarter financial results and other matters of interest to the financial community.

Domestic callers should dial (877) 410-5657.  International callers should dial (334) 323-9872.  The passcode for the conference call is "Dominion."  Participants should dial in 10 to 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time.  Members of the media also are invited to listen.

A live webcast of the conference call, including accompanying slides, will be available on the company's investor information page at www.dommidstream.com/investors.

A replay of the conference call will be available beginning about 1 p.m. ET May 4 and lasting until 11 p.m. ET May 11.  Domestic callers may access the recording by dialing (877) 919-4059.  International callers should dial (334) 323-0140.  The PIN for the replay is 13190640.  Additionally, a replay of the webcast will be available on the investor information pages by the end of the day May 4.

ABOUT DOMINION MIDSTREAM
Dominion Midstream is a Delaware limited partnership formed by Dominion Resources, Inc., to grow a portfolio of natural gas terminaling, processing, storage, transportation and related assets.  It is headquartered in Richmond, Va. For more information about Dominion Midstream, visit its website at www.dommidstream.com.

 

Dominion Midstream Partners, LP

Schedule A - Selected Financial Data*

(Unaudited)













Three Months Ended





March 31,



2016


2015

(millions)










Adjusted EBITDA


$          24.9


$        11.8

Adjustments to cash1:





Plus: Deferred revenue


2.0


-

Less: Amortization of regulatory liability


(0.7)


-

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures


(5.5)


-

Less: Interest expense and AFUDC equity


(0.5)


-

Plus: Non-cash director compensation


0.1


0.1

Distributable Cash Flow


$          20.3


$        11.9






Distributions:





Incentive distribution rights


0.4


-

Common unitholders2


10.3


5.6

Subordinated unitholder


7.1


5.6

Total distributions


$          17.8


$        11.2






Coverage Ratio


1.14x


1.06x


1 Beginning in the first quarter of 2016, distributable cash flow no longer reflects an adjustment for the timing difference between cash paid for property taxes and the amount recognized into expense. All prior periods presented have been recalculated to reflect a consistent approach. There was no change to the amount presented as distributable cash flow for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.


2 Distributions declared to common units are based on outstanding units at March 31, 2015, and exclude $0.9 million of distributions that were paid on 5,112,139 common units issued to Dominion on April 1, 2015,  in connection with the DCG Acquisition.


* The notes contained in Dominion Midstream's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q or annual report on Form 10-K are an integral part of the Consolidated Financial Statements.


See schedules C and D for reconciliations of non-GAAP measures.

 

Dominion Midstream Partners, LP

Schedule B - Consolidated Statements of Income*

(Unaudited)






 Three Months Ended 


 March 31, 


2016


2015

(millions, except per unit data)




Operating Revenue

$  83.0


$  78.4

Operating Expenses




Purchased gas

0.9


3.9

Other operations and maintenance

20.0


13.3

Depreciation and amortization

10.0


10.6

Other taxes

7.3


5.9

Total operating expenses

38.2


33.7

Income from operations

44.8


44.7

Earnings from equity method investee

6.4


-

Other income

0.5


0.2

Interest and related charges (benefit)

(0.1)


-

Income from operations including noncontrolling interest before income taxes

51.8


44.9

Income tax expense

-


2.1

Net income including noncontrolling interest and DCG Predecessor

$  51.8


$  42.8

Less: Net income attributable to DCG Predecessor 1

-


2.3

Net income including noncontrolling interest

51.8


40.5

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

28.7


28.7

Net income attributable to partners

$  23.1


$  11.8





Net income attributable to partners' ownership interest




  General partner's interest in net income

$    0.4


$      -

  Common unitholders' interest in net income

13.4


5.9

  Subordinated unitholder's interest in net income

9.3


5.9





Net income per limited partner unit (basic and diluted)




  Common Units

$0.29


$0.19

  Subordinated Units 

$0.29


$0.19


1 Represents amounts for the period from January 31, 2015 through March 31, 2015.


* The notes contained in Dominion Midstream's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q or annual report  on Form 10-K are an integral part of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

Dominion Midstream Partners, LP

Schedule C - Reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income*

(Unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for each period.  




Three Months Ended



March 31,



2016


2015

(millions)





Net income including noncontrolling interest and DCG Predecessor


$          51.8


$   42.8

Add:





Depreciation and amortization


10.0


10.6

Interest and related charges (benefit)


(0.1)


-

Income tax expense


-


2.1

EBITDA


$          61.7


$   55.5

Distributions from equity method investee


5.8


-

Less:





Earnings from equity method investee


6.4


-

EBITDA attributable to DCG Predecessor 1


-


5.7

EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interest


36.2


38.0

Adjusted EBITDA


$          24.9


$   11.8


1 Represents amounts for the period from January 31, 2015 through March 31, 2015.


* The notes contained in Dominion Midstream's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q or annual report on Form 10-K are an integral part of the Consolidated Financial Statements.


 



Dominion Midstream Partners, LP

Schedule D - Reconciliation of Distributable Cash Flow to Net Cash from Operating Activities*

(Unaudited)


The following table presents a reconciliation of distributable cash flow to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for each period.  



Three Months Ended




March 31,


2016


2015

(millions)





Net cash provided by operating activities


$     68.5


$                   56.7

Less:





Cash attributable to noncontrolling interest


40.7


35.5

Cash attributable to DCG Predecessor 1


-


10.4

Other changes in working capital and noncash adjustments


(2.9)


1.0

Adjusted EBITDA


24.9


11.8

Adjustments to cash2:





Plus: Deferred revenue


2.0


-

Less: Amortization of regulatory liability


(0.7)


-

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures


(5.5)


-

Less: Interest expense and AFUDC equity


(0.5)


-

Plus: Non-cash director compensation


0.1


0.1

Distributable cash flow


$     20.3


$                   11.9


1 Represents amounts for the period from January 31, 2015 through March 31, 2015.


2 Beginning in the first quarter of 2016, distributable cash flow no longer reflects an adjustment for the timing difference between cash paid for property taxes and the amount recognized into expense. All prior periods presented have been recalculated to reflect a consistent approach. There was no change to the amount presented as distributable cash flow for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.


* The notes contained in Dominion Midstream's most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q or  annual report on Form 10-K are an integral part of the Consolidated Financial Statements.

 

HOW WE EVALUATE OUR OPERATIONS

Subsequent to the acquisition of DCG, we define distributable cash flow as Adjusted EBITDA less maintenance capital expenditures, less interest expense and adjusted for known timing differences between cash and income. All periods presented have been calculated to reflect a consistent approach. 

 

SOURCE Dominion Midstream Partners

For further information: Media: Ryan Frazier, (804) 819-2521 or C.Ryan.Frazier@dom.com, or Financial analysts: Kristy Babcock, (804) 819-2492 or Kristy.R.Babcock@dom.com


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