Magellan Midstream Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MMP) today reported operating profit of $154.6 million for third quarter 2013 compared to $79.3 million for third quarter 2012. Net income grew to $125.6 million for third quarter 2013 compared to $50.5 million for third quarter 2012.
Diluted net income per limited partner unit was 55 cents in third quarter 2013 versus 22 cents in the corresponding 2012 period. Diluted net income per unit excluding mark-to-market (MTM) commodity-related pricing adjustments, a non-generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) financial measure, of 54 cents for third quarter 2013 was higher than the 48-cent guidance provided by management in early Aug. due to higher refined transportation revenue, lower power costs and less integrity expen ses than initially expected due to timing of project work that is now scheduled for later in the year.
Distributable cash flow (DCF), a non-GAAP financial measure that represents the amount of cash generated during the period that is available to pay distributions, was $141.1 million for third quarter 2013, or 40% higher than the third-quarter 2012 DCF of $100.7 million.