Inergy Midstream Reports Second Quarter Results

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Inergy Midstream Reports Second Quarter Results

Management to Host Conference Call Today at 10 a.m. CT

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Inergy Midstream, L.P. (NYS: NRGM) ("Inergy Midstream") today reported results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, the second quarter of fiscal 2013.


Inergy Midstream reported Adjusted EBITDA of $42.6 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, an increase of $12.6 million, or 42%, from $30.0 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2012. Net income was $3.2 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, and $16.4 million in the same quarter of last year.

Distributable cash flow was $32.7 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, compared to $26.4 million in the same quarter of last year, an increase of $6.3 million, or approximately 24%.

Inergy Midstream reported Adjusted EBITDA of $75.6 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013, an increase of $15.1 million, or 25%, from $60.5 million for the six months ended March 31, 2012. Net income was $9.7 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013, and $34.0 million in the same period of last year.

Distributable cash flow was $62.2 million for the six months ended March 31, 2013, compared to $52.3 million in the same period of last year, an increase of $9.9 million, or approximately 19%.

"We are pleased to report solid quarterly results that exhibit material growth from one year ago and that are in line with our expectations," said John Sherman, President and CEO of Inergy Midstream. "We continue to see stable fundamentals and performance in our natural gas storage and transportation business. The recently acquired crude oil logistics business is performing ahead of plan and is expected to create additional growth opportunities."

Recent Events

As previously announced, the Board of Directors of Inergy Midstream's general partner declared a cash distribution of $0.395 per limited partner unit ($1.58 annually) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The distribution will be paid on May 15, 2013.

Also as previously announced, Crestwood Midstream Partners LP (NYS: CMLP) ("Crestwood") and Crestwood Holdings LLC and Inergy, L.P. (NYS: NRGY) ("Inergy") and Inergy Midstream, L.P. announced the signing of definitive agreements to create a fully integrated midstream partnership with a total enterprise value of approximately $7 billion. For a complete description of these agreements, see the 8-K filed on May 6, 2013.

Quarterly Results

In the quarter ended March 31, 2013, revenues increased to $63.8 million compared to $46.9 million during the same quarter in the prior year.

In the quarter ended March 31, 2013, service/product-related costs increased to $12.8 million compared to $11.0 million during the same quarter in the prior year.

In the quarter ended March 31, 2013, operating and administrative expenses were $13.3 million compared to $6.8 million in the same period of fiscal 2012.

Year-To-Date Results

In the six months ended March 31, 2013, revenues increased to $114.2 million compared to $93.7 million during the same period in the prior year.

In the six months ended March 31, 2013, service/product-related costs increased to $23.7 million compared to $22.1 million during the same period in the prior year.

In the six months ended March 31, 2013, operating and administrative expenses were $25.0 million compared to $12.9 million in the same period of fiscal 2012.

Inergy Midstream, L.P. and Inergy, L.P. will conduct a live conference call and internet webcast today, May 7, 2013, to discuss results of operations for the quarter ended March 31, 2013, and their business outlook. The call will begin at 10:00 a.m. Central Time. The call-in number for the earnings call is 1-877-405-3427, and the conference name is Inergy. The live internet webcast and the replay can be accessed on Inergy's website, www.inergylp.com. A digital recording of the call will be available for one week following the call by dialing 1-855-859-2056 and entering the pass code 57678868.

About Inergy Midstream, L.P.

Inergy Midstream, L.P., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in the development and operation of natural gas, NGL and crude oil storage, transportation, and logistics businesses in the Northeast region of the United States and in North Dakota.

About Inergy, L.P.

Inergy, L.P., headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, is a publicly traded master limited partnership. Inergy's operations include a natural gas storage business in Texas and an NGL supply logistics, transportation, and marketing business that serves customers in the United States and Canada. Through its general partner interest and majority equity ownership interest in Inergy Midstream, L.P., Inergy is also engaged in the development and operation of natural gas, NGL and crude oil storage, transportation, and logistics businesses in the Northeast region of the United States and in North Dakota.

Corporate news, unit prices, and additional information about Inergy Midstream, including reports from the United States Securities and Exchange Commission, are available on the company's website, www.inergylp.com. For more information, contact Vince Grisell in Inergy Midstream's Investor Relations Department at 816-842-8181 or via e-mail at investorrelations@inergyservices.com.

We define EBITDA as income before income taxes plus net interest expense and depreciation and amortization expense. We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA excluding the gain or loss on the disposal of assets, long-term incentive and equity compensation expense, reimbursement of certain costs by Inergy, L.P. in accordance with the Omnibus Agreement, and transaction costs. Transaction costs are third-party professional fees and other costs that are incurred in conjunction with closing a transaction.

Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP supplemental financial measure that management and external users of our financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders, and rating agencies, may use to assess:

  • our operating performance as compared to other publicly traded partnerships in the midstream energy industry, without regard to historical cost basis or financing methods;
  • the ability of our assets to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to our common unitholders;
  • our ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures; and
  • the viability of acquisitions and other capital expenditure projects and the returns on investment in various opportunities.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income, income before income taxes, cash flows from operating activities, or any other measure of financial performance calculated in accordance with GAAP, as those items are used to measure operating performance, liquidity, and our ability to service debt obligations. We believe that EBITDA provides additional information for evaluating our ability to make distributions to our common unitholders and is presented solely as a supplemental measure. We believe that Adjusted EBITDA provides additional information for evaluating our financial performance without regard to our financing methods, capital structure, and historical cost basis. One should not consider Adjusted EBITDA in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA, as we define them, may not be comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA or similarly titled measures used by other corporations or partnerships in our industry, thereby diminishing such measures' utility.

Additional Information and Where to Find It

This press release contains information about the proposed merger involving Crestwood and NRGM. In connection with the proposed merger, NRGM will file with the SEC a registration statement on Form S-4 that will include a proxy statement/prospectus for the unitholders of Crestwood. Crestwood will mail the final proxy statement/prospectus to its unitholders. INVESTORS AND UNITHOLDERS ARE URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED OR TO BE FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT CRESTWOOD, NRGM, THE PROPOSED MERGER AND RELATED MATTERS. Investors and unitholders will be able to obtain free copies of the proxy statement/prospectus and other documents filed with the SEC by NRGM and Crestwood through the website maintained by the SEC at www.sec.gov. In addition, investors and unitholders will be able to obtain free copies of documents filed by Crestwood with the SEC from Crestwood's website, www.crestwoodlp.com, under the heading "SEC Filings" in the "Investor Relations" tab and free copies of documents filed by NRGM with the SEC from NRGM's website, www.inergylp.com, under the heading "SEC Filings" in the Inergy Midstream, L.P. "Investor Relations" tab.

Participants in the Solicitation

Crestwood, NRGM, NRGY and their respective general partner's directors and executive officers may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies from the unitholders of Crestwood in respect of the proposed merger transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of the unitholders of Crestwood in connection with the proposed transaction, including a description of their direct or indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in the proxy statement/prospectus when it is filed with the SEC. Information regarding Crestwood's directors and executive officers is contained in Crestwood's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012, which is filed with the SEC. Information regarding NRGM's directors and executive officers is contained in NRGM's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2012, which is filed with the SEC. Information regarding NRGY's directors and executive officers is contained in NRGY's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended September 30, 2012, which is filed with the SEC. Free copies of these documents may be obtained from the sources described above.

Forward Looking Statements

The statements in this document regarding future events, occurrences, circumstances, activities, performance, outcomes and results are forward-looking statements. Although these statements reflect the current views, assumptions and expectations of NRGM's and Crestwood's management, the matters addressed herein are subject to numerous risks and uncertainties which could cause actual activities, performance, outcomes and results to differ materially from those indicated. Such forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements about the future financial and operating results, objectives, expectations and intentions and other statements that are not historical facts. Factors that could result in such differences or otherwise materially affect NRGM's or Crestwood's financial condition, results of operations and cash flows include, without limitation, failure to satisfy closing conditions with respect to the merger; the risks that the NRGM and Crestwood businesses will not be integrated successfully or may take longer than anticipated; the possibility that expected synergies will not be realized, or will not be realized within the expected timeframe; fluctuations in oil, natural gas and NGL prices; the extent and success of drilling efforts, as well as the extent and quality of natural gas volumes produced within proximity of our assets; failure or delays by our customers in achieving expected production in their natural gas projects; competitive conditions in our industry and their impact on our ability to connect natural gas supplies to our gathering and processing assets or systems; actions or inactions taken or non-performance by third parties, including suppliers, contractors, operators, processors, transporters and customers; our ability to consummate acquisitions, successfully integrate the acquired businesses, realize any cost savings and other synergies from any acquisition; changes in the availability and cost of capital; operating hazards, natural disasters, weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control; timely receipt of necessary government approvals and permits, our ability to control the costs of construction, including costs of materials, labor and right-of-way and other factors that may impact our ability to complete projects within budget and on schedule; the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations, including environmental and climate change requirements; the effects of existing and future litigation; and risks related to our substantial indebtedness, as well as other factors disclosed in NRGM's and Crestwood's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. You should read NRGM's and Crestwood's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including their Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the years ended September 30, 2012 and December 31,2012, respectively, and their most recent Quarterly Reports and Current Reports for a more extensive list of factors that could affect results. Neither NRGM nor Crestwood assumes any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

Inergy Midstream, L.P. (Formerly Inergy Midstream LLC)

Consolidated Statements of Operations
For the Three Months and Six Months Ended March 31, 2013 and 2012

(in millions, except unit and per unit data)

  
Three Months Ended

March 31,

Six Months Ended

March 31,

(Unaudited)
 2013  

2012(a)

 

 2013  

2012(a)

 

 
Revenue:
Firm storage$20.3$20.2$40.5$41.1
Transportation15.77.623.914.1
Hub services2.32.45.56.7
Related party firm storage3.33.36.75.3
Salt11.313.423.926.5
Crude 10.9 -  13.7 - 
 
63.846.9114.293.7
Costs and expenses:
Storage related2.81.65.03.5
Transportation related1.11.42.13.1
Salt related7.38.014.715.5
Crude related1.6-1.9-
Operating and administrative13.36.825.012.9
Depreciation and amortization25.912.741.124.7
Loss on disposal of assets - -  0.6 - 
 
 52.0 30.5  90.4 59.7 
 
Operating income11.816.423.834.0
Interest expense, net 8.6 -  14.1 - 
 
Net income$3.2$16.4 $9.7$34.0 
 
Less: net income prior to initial public offering of Inergy Midstream, L.P.

-

-

-

12.9

Less: net income earned by US Salt, LLC prior to acquisition - 3.0  - 6.2 
 
Net income available to partners$3.2$13.4 $9.7$14.9 
 
Partners' interest information:
Non-managing general partner interest in net income$2.2$- $3.9$- 
 
Total limited partners' interest in net income$1.0$13.4 $5.8$14.9 
 
 
Net income per limited partner unit:
Basic$0.01$0.18 $0.07$0.20 
 
Diluted$0.01$0.18 $0.07$0.20 
 
 
Weighted-average limited partner units outstanding (in thousands):
Basic 85,887 74,337  81,932 74,334 
 
Diluted 85,887 74,337  81,932 74,334 
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 Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
March 31,March 31,
 2013   

2012(a)

 

 2013   

2012(a)

 

(Unaudited)(Unaudited)

Supplemental Information:

  
 
Cash and cash equivalents$0.3$-
 
Outstanding debt:
Credit facility (b)$211.9$97.0
Senior unsecured notes (c) 500.0  - 
Total debt$711.9 $97.0 
 
Total partner's capital$731.4 $651.9 
 
EBITDA:
Net income$3.2$16.4$9.7$34.0
Depreciation and amortization25.912.741.124.7
Interest expense, net 8.6 

 

 -  14.1  - 
EBITDA (d)$37.7$29.1$64.9$58.7
Long-term incentive and equity compensation expense

3.4

0.9

6.0

1.8

Loss on disposal of assets--0.6-
Reimbursement of certain costs by Inergy, L.P. (e)1.2-1.2-
Transaction costs 0.3  -  2.9  - 
Adjusted EBITDA (d)$42.6 $30.0 $75.6 $60.5 
 
Distributable cash flow:
Adjusted EBITDA$42.6$30.0$75.6$60.5
Cash interest expense (f)(8.0)-(10.9)-
Maintenance capital expenditures (g)(1.9)-(2.5