NRG Yield, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results Following Successful Initial Public

NRG Yield, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2013 Financial Results Following Successful Initial Public Offering

Business and Financial Highlights

  • Closed Initial Public Offering (IPO) of 22,511,250 shares on July 22, 2013 at a price of $22 per share, above the initial pricing range of $19 - $21 per share
  • Second Quarter Results:
    • Adjusted EBITDA of $61 million
    • Cash Available for Distribution of $32 million
  • Pro-rated initial quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share of Class A common stock (based on initial quarterly dividend of $0.30) expected to be declared and paid during the fourth quarter 2013

Providing Full Year 2013 and 2014 Guidance

  • Adjusted EBITDA: $240 million and $285 million for 2013 and 2014, respectively
  • Cash Available for Distribution: $72 million and $103 million for 2013 and 2014, respectively

Reaffirming Twelve Months Ending June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015 Guidance

  • Adjusted EBITDA: $282 million and $286 million for June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015, respectively
  • Cash Available for Distribution: $87 million and $105 million for June 30, 2014 and June 30, 2015, respectively

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- NRG Yield, Inc. (NYS: NYLD) today reported second quarter 2013 financial and operating results. NRG Yield, Inc. closed its initial public offering on July 22, 2013 and the financial and operating results for the second quarter 2013 discussed below reflect the results of the predecessor of the Company.

"We are pleased to report strong financial and operating results for the first quarter following our successful initial public offering," said NRG Yield Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President David Crane. "We believe this marks the beginning of our effort to deliver a consistent, predictable and steadily growing stream of distributable cash flows from our contracted asset portfolio to our shareholders."

 
Table 1: Selected Financial Results 

Three Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

(dollars in millions)

 6/30/13 6/30/12  6/30/13 6/30/12
Operating Revenue79 42132 86
Net Income33(1)404
Adjusted EBITDA61259550
Cash Available for Distribution 32 13  27 14
 
 

Table 2: Selected Operating Results

 

Three Months Ended

  

Six Months Ended

(MWh and MWt in thousands) 6/30/13 6/30/12  6/30/13 6/30/12
Equivalent Availability Factor (Conventional)95.4% 96.4%92.4% 97.3%
Renewable Generation (MWh)241124423250

Thermal Generation (MWht)

 367 343  871 760
 

NRG Yield reported net income for the quarter of $33 million. For the quarter, Adjusted EBITDA was $61 million and cash available for distribution was $32 million. Adjusted EBITDA was higher by $36 million, or 144%, when compared to the same quarter of 2012, primarily driven by assets that came online during the fourth quarter of 2012 through the first half of 2013. These assets include within our Renewable segment, all of the MWs associated with Avra Valley, Alpine, Borrego, and 105MWs from our 48.95% interest in CVSR, as well as Marsh Landing, which is within our Conventional segment.

Segment Results

 

Table 3: Adjusted EBITDA

(dollars in millions) Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
Segment 6/30/13 6/30/12  6/30/13 6/30/12
Conventional26 834 16
Renewable28104519
Thermal992019
Corporate (2) (2)  (4) (4)
Adjusted EBITDA 61 25  95 50
 
 

Table 4: Net Income/(Loss)

(dollars in millions) Three Months Ended  Six Months Ended
Segment 6/30/13 6/30/12  6/30/13 6/30/12
Conventional15 419 8
Renewable17(7)21(5)
Thermal4397
Corporate (3) (1)  (9) (6)
Net Income/(Loss) 33 (1)  40 4
 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

 

Table 5: Liquidity

(dollars in millions)  6/30/13 12/31/12
Cash and Cash Equivalents  17 22
Restricted Cash  67 20
Total Liquidity  84 42
 

As of June 30, 2013, NRG Yield had total liquidity of $84 million, an increase of $42 million from December 31, 2012, driven by $21 million in 1603 cash grant proceeds from the Avra Valley solar project net of repayment of the cash grant bridge loan, as well as $23 million of cash held in reserve for remaining construction payments related to the Marsh Landing facility.

On July 22, 2013, the Company raised $468 million in its initial public offering with the sale of 22,511,250 shares of Class A common stock and used $395 million to purchase Class A units in NRG Yield LLC from NRG Energy Inc. representing a 29.1% interest. It also used $73 million to purchase an additional 3.5 million Class A units, or 5.4% interest, in NRG Yield LLC with such funds earmarked for general corporate purposes. Concurrently, NRG Yield LLC, through its ownership of NRG Yield Operating LLC, acquired a portfolio of solar, wind, and natural gas generation and thermal infrastructure assets, primarily located in the Northeast, Southwest and California regions of the United States from NRG Energy Inc. in return for 42,738,750 Class B units in NRG Yield LLC. In connection with the initial public offering NRG Yield LLC and NRG Yield Operating LLC entered into a $60 million senior secured revolving credit facility.

Guidance

NRG Yield is reaffirming the Adjusted EBITDA and Cash Available for Distribution guidance as forecasted in our prospectus of July 16, 2013 of $282 million and $87 million, respectively, for the twelve months ending June 30, 2014 and $286 million and $105 million, respectively, for the twelve months ending June 30, 2015. We are also providing Adjusted EBITDA guidance for the twelve months ending December 31, 2013 and 2014, of $240 million and $285 million respectively, and Cash Available for Distribution guidance for the twelve months ending December 31, 2013 and 2014 of $72 million and $103 million, respectively. Finally, we are also reaffirming our intention to pay a pro-rated initial quarterly dividend of $0.23 per share of Class A common stock (calculated from the closing date of the offering through and including September 30, 2013, and based on our initial quarterly dividend of $0.30) expected to be declared and paid during the fourth quarter 2013.

 

Table 6: Adjusted EBITDA and Cash Available for Distribution Guidance

  For the twelve months ending
(dollars in millions) 12/31/13 06/30/14 12/31/14 06/30/15
Adjusted EBITDA 240 282 285 286
Pro-rata Adjusted EBITDA from unconsolidated affiliates(60)(70)(75)(74)
Cash distributions from unconsolidated affiliates20223844
Cash interest paid(58)(72)(65)(63)
Maintenance capital expenditures(16)(12)(10)(12)
Change in other assets12111
Principal amortization of indebtedness (66) (64) (71) (77)
Estimated Cash Available for Distribution 72 87 103 105
 

About NRG Yield

NRG Yield owns a diversified portfolio of contracted renewable and conventional generation and thermal infrastructure assets in the U.S., including fossil fuel, solar and wind power generation facilities that provide the capacity to support more than one million American homes and businesses. Our thermal infrastructure assets provide steam, hot water and/or chilled water, and in some instances electricity, to commercial businesses, universities, hospitals and governmental units in ten locations. NRG Yield is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol NYLD. Visit nrgyield.com for more information.

Safe Harbor Disclosure

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions and include our Adjusted EBITDA, cash available for distribution, expected earnings, future growth and financial performance, and typically can be identified by the use of words such as "expect," "estimate," "anticipate," "forecast," "plan," "believe" and similar terms. Although NRG Yield believes that its expectations are reasonable, it can give no assurance that these expectations will prove to have been correct, and actual results may vary materially. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated above include, among others, general economic conditions, hazards customary in the power industry, weather conditions, competition in wholesale power markets, the volatility of energy and fuel prices, failure of customers to perform under contracts, changes in the wholesale power markets, changes in government regulation of markets and of environmental emissions, the condition of capital markets generally, our ability to access capital markets, unanticipated outages at our generation facilities, adverse results in current and future litigation, failure to identify or successfully implement acquisitions, our ability to enter into new contracts as existing contracts expire, our ability to obtain anticipated Section 1603 Cash Grants and our ability to maintain and grow our quarterly dividends. Furthermore, any dividends are subject to available capital, market conditions, and compliance with associated laws and regulations.

NRG Yield undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Adjusted EBITDA and cash available for distribution are estimates as of today's date, August 14, 2013, and are based on assumptions believed to be reasonable as of this date. NRG Yield expressly disclaims any current intention to update such guidance. The foregoing review of factors that could cause NRG Yield's actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in the forward-looking statements included in this news release should be considered in connection with information regarding risks and uncertainties that may affect NRG Yield's future results included in NRG Yield's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission at www.sec.gov. In addition, NRG Yield makes available free of charge at www.nrgyield.com, copies of materials it files with, or furnish to, the SEC.

 

NRG YIELD

COMBINED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Unaudited)

 
 

Three months ended
June 30,

 

Six months ended
June 30,

(In millions, except for per share amounts)

 2013 2012 2013 2012
Operating Revenues  
Total operating revenues$79$42$132$86
Operating Costs and Expenses
Cost of operations30265953
Depreciation and amortization961912
General and administrative — affiliate2 2 4 4 
Total operating costs and expenses41 34 82 69 
Operating Income38 8 50 17 
Other Income/(Expense)
Equity in earnings of unconsolidated affiliates2669
Interest expense(6)(16)(11)(20)
Total other expense(4)(10)(5)(11)
Income/(Loss) Before Income Taxes34(2)456
Income tax expense/(benefit)1 (1)5 2 
Net Income/(Loss)33 (1)40 4 
 

See accompanying notes to combined financial statements.

 

NRG YIELD

COMBINED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)

(Unaudited)

 

Three months ended
June 30,

 

Six months ended
June 30,

 

2013 20122013 2012
 
Net Income/(Loss)$33$(1)$40$4
Other Comprehensive Income, net of tax
Unrealized gain/(loss) on derivatives, net of income taxes of $13, $3, $15 and $518 (5)19 (7)
Other comprehensive income/(loss)18 (5)19 (7)
Comprehensive Income/(Loss)51 (6)59 (3)
 

See accompanying notes to combined financial statements.

 

NRG YIELD

COMBINED BALANCE SHEETS

 June 30, 2013 December 31, 2012

(In millions, except shares)

(unaudited) 
ASSETS
Current Assets
Cash and cash equivalents$17$22
Restricted cash6720
Accounts receivable, net — trade3722
Due from NRG and subsidiaries8
Inventory95
Notes receivable — external109
Renewable energy grant receivable101
Deferred income taxes101
Prepayments and other current assets9 2 
Total current assets26881
Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $134 and $1151,4921,598
Other Assets
Equity investments in affiliates243220
Notes receivable — affiliate36
Notes receivable — external78
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