I'm not and expert on these things and I wish someone with more knowledge would comment, but it appears that DCF was up but I don't know how to calculate the coverage. Am I reading this correctly or not and can someone provide any more information? Factoids are you out there?
EV Energy Partner (EVEP) Rating Maintained at Citigroup
Written on Tue, 08/17/2010 - 9:56am
By Chip Brian
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Over the weekend I went over the Q2 reports again and I believe you are right. The IDR and other GP compensation amounted to 2.64 mil. Which does put the DCF/Dist coverage ratio at .99. I hope to talk to John Walker about this today.
hulcal-thanks for observations. To arrive at coverage I ignored the number of shares/units as distribution coverage should be the absolute dollars which should included payments to gp. ( in my view if you only take a unit rate times shares outstanding you may miscalculate impact of distributions to gp)
In absolute dollars (in thousands below)in second quarter evep reported dcf was $23,050,
and reported distributions were $23,212 ($43,433 ytd less first quarter $20,221) to everyone;
so distribtuions exceeded dcf around $162 thousand, resulting in a coverage of .99
In first quarter coverage also appeared to be .99 as distributions were $20,221 to everyone and dcf was $20,052 or around $170 thousand greater
In first quarter gp contributed $1,977 to evep, not sure what they covered in reality but some could be excess distributions over dcf
Again all of this is just my calculations, but data comes straight from finacials reported to SEC. In other mlp's the formula above usually corresponds to the coverage ratio they report
I have beat this dead horse enough
The GP cut from EVEP is 12%. So it appears the differnce in opinion whether the coverage ratio is .99 or 1.12 is whether the GP is in the 27 million shares getting the .76 distrubution. I believe they are since the float is around 23 million shares.
BTW, WF estimates a coverage ratio in 2010 of 1.1 (3.38 per share) and 1.4 in 2011 (4.38 per share).
yes mlpvestor used evep reported distributions from cash flow statement which gives a .99 coverage for second quarter. not sure what others are using but numbers from cash flow statement are the actual reported sec numbers
again not sure what you are saying birdluck.
Numbers for quarter from their financial reports show ebitda of 37,075, dcf of 23,050 and an imputed direct distribution from cash flow statement of 23,212. If coverage ratio is dcf divided by actual distribution, then my calculation is distribution coverage is around .99 as imputed distribution appears to be close to $160,000 greater than dcf for quarter as noted above.
If you are talking ratio of ebitda to dcf then it was around 1.61 for quarter based on number above
Again on annual distribution coverage they received protection from gp in first quarter that will improve ytd calculation
I would appreciate if you can show me where my calculation is incorrect so I can correct my worksheet
why do i get .99 coverage for second quarter and you get 1.12. It looks like second quarter distributions where higher than dcf
is there an error in my calculation please let me know
total distributions for six months from cash flow statement were 43,433. first quarter distributions was 20,221 , which nets to a 23,212 distribution for second quarter or .99 (23212/23050) coverage
as a side note it looks like they had some help in first quarter from gp to tune of 1,977 so for year to date net coverage would be up appox. .10