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CNX Midstream Reports First Quarter Results

PITTSBURGH, April 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CNX Midstream Partners LP (CNXM) ("CNXM", "CNX Midstream" or the "Partnership") today reported financial and operational results for the three months ended March 31, 2019(1).

First Quarter Results

Highlights of first quarter 2019 results attributable to the Partnership as compared to the first quarter of 2018 include:

  • Net Income of $35.1 million as compared to $27.8 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) of $54.4 million as compared to $34.8 million
  • Distributable cash flow (DCF)(2) of $43.0 million as compared to $29.2 million
  • Cash distribution coverage(2) of 1.49x on an as-declared basis

"CNXM continued to deliver strong results for the first quarter," commented Nicholas J. DeIuliis, CEO of CNX Midstream GP LLC (the "General Partner"). "As compared to the first quarter of 2018, Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow were up by 56% and 47%, respectively. CNXM's focus on operational execution is driving strong financial performance, which supports our plan to continue 15% annual distribution growth through 2023 without drop-down transactions or need to access the equity capital markets."

Operations

During the quarter, the company had zero reportable injuries, making it the eighteenth quarter injury-free, highlighting the company's continued focus on safety and environmental compliance. While winter operations historically result in an uptick in first quarter costs, operating unit cost were consistent with the past few quarters and ranked as the third best quarter in the company's history.

2019 Guidance

Based on current expectations, management updates the following guidance for 2019:

($ in millions)


2019E


2019E



Previous


Updated

Throughput (BBtu/d)*


1,400  1,500


1,400  1,500

Capital Expenditures


$250  $280


$310  $330

Adjusted EBITDA


$200  $220


$200  $220

Distributable Cash Flow


$150  $170


$150  $170

Distributable Coverage


1.2x  1.4x


1.2x  1.4x

LP Distribution Growth Target


15%


15%






* Excludes third-party volumes under high-pressure short-haul agreements.





"The Partnership expects its 2019 capital expenditures to increase to approximately $310-$330 million, compared to the previous guidance of $250-$280 million," continued Mr. DeIuliis. "The expected increase in midstream capital is due the construction of our planned Buckland compressor station and its related discharge lines and interconnect facilities. Buckland Station is a critical component of the system overhaul we described at our 2018 Analyst and Investor Meeting and is supported by CNX's (the "Sponsor") contractual well obligations per the gas gathering agreement. CNX's additional activity, and corresponding increase in volumes and revenues in early 2020, provides the financial justification for building this station in 2019, which was the Partnership's original plan, and further supports our planned distribution growth through 2023."

Quarterly Distribution

As previously announced, the Board of Directors of its general partner, CNX Midstream GP LLC, has declared a cash distribution of $0.3732 per unit with respect to the first quarter of 2019. The distribution will be made on May 14, 2019 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on May 6, 2019. The distribution, which equates to an annual rate of $1.4928 per unit, represents an increase of 3.6% over the prior quarter, and an increase of 15% over the distribution paid with respect to the first quarter of 2018.

Capital Investment and Resources

For the first quarter of 2019, CNX Midstream's total capital investment net to the Partnership was $75.9 million, which includes investment in expansion projects of $71.1 million and maintenance capital of $4.8 million.

As of March 31, 2019, CNX Midstream had outstanding borrowings of $136.7 million under its $600 million revolving credit facility.

First Quarter Financial and Operational Results Conference Call

A conference call and webcast, during which management will discuss first quarter 2019 financial and operational results, is scheduled for April 30, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Prepared remarks by members of management will be followed by a question and answer period. Interested parties may listen via webcast at www.cnxmidstream.com. Participants who would like to ask questions may join the conference by phone by dialing 888-349-0097 (international 412-902-0126) five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time (reference the CNX Midstream call). An on-demand replay of the webcast will also be available at www.cnxmidstream.com shortly after the conclusion of the conference call. A telephonic replay will be available through May 7, 2019 by dialing 877-344-7529 (international:412-317-0088) and using the conference playback number 10130298.

 











(1)

Unless otherwise indicated, the reporting measures included in this news release reflect the unallocated total activity of the three development companies that have been jointly owned by the Partnership and CNX Gathering LLC ("CNX Gathering") since completion of the Partnership's initial public offering ("IPO") in September 2014. Effective November 16, 2016, the Partnership acquired the remaining 25% controlling interest in the Anchor Systems, which brought its controlling interest in that system to 100%. In connection with the transaction with HG Energy, the Partnership distributed its 5% interest in the Growth System to CNX Gathering. The Partnership's current financial interests in the development companies are: 100% in the Anchor Systems and 5% in the Additional Systems. Because the Partnership owns a controlling interest in each of these development companies, it fully consolidates their financial results. CNX Gathering, which is wholly owned by CNX Resources Corporation, owns a 95% noncontrolling interest in the Additional Systems of the Partnership.



(2)

Adjusted EBITDA and DCF are not measures that are recognized under accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S. ("GAAP").  Definitions and reconciliations of these non-GAAP measures to GAAP reporting measures appear in the financial tables which follow.

 

* * * * *

CNX Midstream is a growth-oriented master limited partnership that owns, operates, develops and acquires gathering and other midstream energy assets to service natural gas production in the Appalachian Basin in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Our assets include natural gas gathering pipelines and compression and dehydration facilities, as well as condensate gathering, collection, separation and stabilization facilities.  More information is available at our website www.cnxmidstream.com.

* * * * *

This press release is intended to be a qualified notice to nominees as provided for under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat one hundred percent (100.0%) of CNX Midstream's distributions to non-U.S. investors as being attributed to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business.  Accordingly, CNX Midstream's distributions to non-U.S. investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable effective tax rate.  Nominees, and not CNX Midstream, are treated as withholding agents responsible for withholding on the distributions received by them on behalf of foreign investors.

* * * * *

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  Statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions or that include the words "will," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "intend," "estimate" and other expressions that are predictions of or indicate future events and trends and that do not relate to historical matters identify forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.  Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements regarding the payment of our quarterly distribution for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 and our anticipated 2019 financial performance.  Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict, and there can be no assurance that actual outcomes and results will not differ materially from those expected by our management.  You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs at the time they are made, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors.  While our management considers these expectations and assumptions to be reasonable, they are inherently subject to significant business, economic, competitive, regulatory and other risks, contingencies and uncertainties, most of which are difficult to predict and many of which are beyond our control. These risks, contingencies and uncertainties relate to, among other matters, the following: if either or both of our two largest customers, who account for substantially all of our revenue, change their business strategies, or take actions that otherwise significantly reduce the volumes of natural gas and condensate transported through our gathering systems, our revenue would decline and we could be materially and adversely affected; under our gathering agreements, our customers may transfer their leasehold, working and mineral fee interests in their dedicated acreage; we may not generate sufficient distributable cash flow to make the payment of the minimum quarterly distribution to our unitholders; because of the natural decline in production from existing wells, our success, in part, depends on our ability to maintain or increase natural gas and condensate throughput volumes on our midstream systems, which depends on the level of development and completion activity on acreage dedicated to us; many of our gathering agreements do not include minimum volume commitments; certain of our dedicated acreage is either not held by production by our customers or has not yet been earned by them; the highly competitive nature of our industry may adversely impact our ability to attract dedications of third-party volumes, which could limit our ability to grow and continue our dependence on our existing customers; increased competition from other companies that provide midstream services could have a negative impact on the demand for our services, which could adversely affect our financial results; we may not be able to make attractive offers to CNX on our ROFO acreage;  our only assets are controlling ownership interests in our operating subsidiaries, so our cash flow will depend entirely on the performance of our operating subsidiaries and their ability to distribute cash to us; some of our gathering agreements with our customers provide for the release of dedicated acreage or fee credits in certain situations; we are responsible for any mine subsidence costs in the future; our midstream systems are exclusively located in the Appalachian Basin, making us vulnerable to risks associated with operating in a single geographic area; we may be unable to grow by acquiring the noncontrolling interests in, or assets of, our operating subsidiaries owned by CNX Gathering or CNX, which could limit our ability to increase our distributable cash flow; we may be unable to acquire additional properties from third parties in the future and any acquired properties may not provide the anticipated benefits; if third-party pipelines, whether upstream or downstream, or other midstream facilities interconnected to our gathering systems become partially or fully unavailable, our operating margin, cash flow and ability to make cash distributions to our unitholders could be adversely affected; to maintain and grow our business, we will be required to make substantial capital expenditures; if we are unable to obtain needed capital or financing on satisfactory terms, our ability to make cash distributions may be diminished or our financial leverage could increase; the amount of cash we have available for distribution to our unitholders depends primarily on our cash flow and not solely on our profitability, which may prevent us from making distributions, even during periods in which we record net income; our construction of new gathering, compression, dehydration, treating or other midstream assets may not result in revenue increases and may be subject to regulatory, environmental, political, legal and economic risks, which could adversely affect our cash flows, results of operations and financial condition and, as a result, our ability to distribute cash to our unitholders; the provisions and restrictions in our revolving credit facility and other debt agreements, and the risks associated therewith, could adversely affect our business, financial condition, results of operations and ability to make quarterly cash distributions to our unitholders; environmental regulations can increase costs and introduce uncertainty that could adversely impact our or our customers' operations; existing and future governmental laws, regulations and other legal requirements and judicial decisions that govern our business may increase our costs of doing business and may restrict our operations; we may incur significant costs and liabilities as a result of pipeline operations and related increases in the regulation of gas gathering pipelines; climate change laws and regulations restricting emissions of greenhouse gases at the federal or state level could result in increased operating costs and reduced demand for the natural gas that we gather, while potential physical effects of climate change could disrupt our production and cause us to incur significant costs in preparing for or responding to those effects; our business involves many hazards and operational risks, some of which may not be fully covered by insurance, and the occurrence of a significant accident or other event that is not fully insured could curtail our operations and have a material adverse effect on our ability to distribute cash and, accordingly, the market price for our common units; cyber-incidents could have a material adverse effect on our business, financial condition or results of operations; we may not own in fee the land on which our pipelines and facilities are located, which could result in disruptions to our operations; a shortage of equipment and skilled labor in the Appalachian Basin could reduce equipment availability and labor productivity and increase labor and equipment costs, which could have a material adverse effect on our business and results of operations; we do not have any officers or employees and rely on officers of our general partner and employees of CNX; our success depends on key members of our general partner's senior management team and our ability to attract and retain experienced technical and other professional personnel; increases in interest rates could adversely impact our business, common unit price, our ability to issue equity or incur debt for acquisitions, capital expenditures or other purposes and our ability to make cash distributions at our intended levels; terrorist activities could materially and adversely affect our business and results of operations; negative public perception regarding our industry could have an adverse effect on our operations; our general partner and its affiliates, including CNX, have conflicts of interest with us and limited fiduciary duties to us and our unitholders, and they may favor their own interests to our detriment and that of our unitholders; we have no control over the business decisions and operations of CNX, and CNX is under no obligation to adopt a business strategy that favors us; our general partner's discretion in establishing cash reserves may reduce the amount of cash we have available to distribute to unitholders; affiliates of our general partner, including CNX and CNX Gathering, may compete with us, and neither our general partner nor its affiliates have any obligation to present business opportunities to us except with respect to rights of first offer contained in our omnibus agreement; our tax treatment depends on our status as a partnership for federal income tax purposes; as a result of investing in our common units, you may become subject to state and local taxes and return filing requirements in jurisdictions where we operate or own or acquire properties.

Although forward-looking statements reflect our good faith beliefs at the time they are made, they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors.  For more information concerning factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those conveyed in the forward-looking statements, including, among others, that our business plans may change as circumstances warrant, please refer to the "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" sections of our Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q.  We undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events, changed circumstances or otherwise, unless required by law.

 

 

CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(Dollars in thousands, except per unit data)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended
March 31,


2019


2018

Revenue




Gathering revenue — related party

$

53,776



$

37,730


Gathering revenue — third party

18,443



26,139


Total Revenue

72,219



63,869


Expenses




Operating expense — related party

5,548



4,435


Operating expense — third party

5,974



8,468


General and administrative expense — related party

3,967



3,612


General and administrative expense — third party

1,536



2,549


Loss on asset sales and abandonments

7,229



2,755


Depreciation expense

5,650



5,856


Interest expense

7,339



2,489


Total Expense

37,243



30,164


Net Income

34,976



33,705


Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(131)



5,858


Net Income Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP

$

35,107



$

27,847






Calculation of Limited Partner Interest in Net Income:




Net Income Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP

$

35,107



$

27,847


Less: General partner interest in net income, including incentive distribution rights

5,279



2,152


Limited partner interest in net income

$

29,828



$

25,695






Earnings per limited partner unit:




Basic

$

0.47



$

0.40


Diluted

$

0.47



$

0.40






Weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding:




Basic

63,698



63,623


Diluted

63,758



63,659






Cash distributions declared per unit (*)

$

0.3732



$

0.3245










(*)  Represents the cash distributions declared during the month following the end of each respective quarterly period.

 

 

CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except number of units)

(unaudited)






March 31,
 2019


December 31,
 2018

ASSETS




Current Assets:




Cash

$

70



$

3,966


Receivables — related party

19,269



17,073


Receivables — third party

6,580



7,028


Other current assets

2,018



2,383


Total Current Assets

27,937



30,450


Property and Equipment:




Property and equipment

1,056,637



974,394


Less — accumulated depreciation

88,229



82,619


Property and Equipment — Net

968,408



891,775


Other Assets:




Operating lease right of use asset

9,348




Other assets

2,958



3,203


Total Other Assets

12,306



3,203






TOTAL ASSETS

$

1,008,651



$

925,428






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current Liabilities:




Trade accounts payable

$

18,594



$

9,401


Accrued interest payable

1,193



7,761


Accrued liabilities

44,207



26,757


Due to related party

4,897



4,980


Total Current Liabilities

68,891



48,899


Other Liabilities:




Revolving credit facility

136,650



84,000


Long-term debt

393,452



393,215


Long-term operating lease liabilities

2,658




Total Other Liabilities

532,760



477,215






Total Liabilities

601,651



526,114






Partners' Capital and Noncontrolling Interest:




Limited partner units (63,730,710 issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and 63,639,676 issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018)

327,380



320,543


General partner interest

11,880



10,900


Partners' capital attributable to CNX Midstream Partners LP

339,260



331,443


Noncontrolling interest

67,740



67,871


Total Partners' Capital and Noncontrolling Interest

407,000



399,314


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL

$

1,008,651



$

925,428


 

 

CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended
 March 31,


2019


2018

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net Income

$

34,976



$

33,705


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:




Depreciation expense and amortization of debt issuance costs

6,121



6,039


Unit-based compensation

612



579


Loss on asset sales and abandonments

7,229



2,755


Other

11



117


Changes in assets and liabilities:




Due to/from affiliate

(1,923)



1,010


Receivables — third party

448



(1,394)


Other current and non-current assets

(8,971)



(650)


Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

11,410



(294)


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

49,913



41,867






Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




Capital expenditures

(78,557)



(15,972)


Proceeds from sale of assets



5,816


Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(78,557)



(10,156)






Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Contributions from (distributions to) general partner and noncontrolling interest holders, net

30



(5,509)


Vested units withheld for unitholders taxes

(664)



(347)


Quarterly distributions to unitholders

(27,268)



(21,489)


Net payment on unsecured $250.0 million credit facility



(149,500)


Net borrowings on secured $600.0 million credit facility

52,650



20,000


Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt, net of discount



394,000


Debt issuance costs



(5,094)


Acquisition of Shirley-Penns System



(265,000)


Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

24,748



(32,939)






Net Decrease in Cash

(3,896)



(1,228)


Cash at Beginning of Period

3,966



3,194


Cash at End of Period

$

70



$

1,966


 

 

CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
RECONCILIATION OF NET INCOME TO ADJUSTED EBITDA AND DISTRIBUTABLE CASH FLOW
(Dollars in thousands)

Definition of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

We define EBITDA as net income (loss) before net interest expense, depreciation and amortization, and Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA adjusted for gains or losses on asset sales and abandonments and other non-cash items which should not be included in the calculation of distributable cash flow. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are used as supplemental financial measures by management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, industry analysts, lenders and ratings agencies, to assess:

  • our operating performance as compared to those of other companies in the midstream energy industry, without regard to financing methods, historical cost basis or capital structure;
  • the ability of our assets to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to our partners;
  • 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 of various investment opportunities.

We believe that the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA provides information that is useful to investors in assessing our financial condition and results of operations. The GAAP measures most directly comparable to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are net income and net cash provided by operating activities. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered alternatives to net income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP.  EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income or net cash, and these measures may vary from those of other companies. As a result, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as presented below may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Distributable Cash Flow

We define distributable cash flow as Adjusted EBITDA less net income attributable to noncontrolling interest, cash interest expense and maintenance capital expenditures, each net to the Partnership. Distributable cash flow does not reflect changes in working capital balances.

Distributable cash flow is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, industry analysts, lenders and ratings agencies, to assess:

  • the ability of our assets to generate cash sufficient to support our indebtedness and make future cash distributions to our unitholders; and
  • the attractiveness of capital projects and acquisitions and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities.

We believe that the presentation of distributable cash flow in this release provides information that is  useful to investors in assessing our financial condition and results of operations. The GAAP measures most directly comparable to distributable cash flow are net income and net cash provided by operating activities. Distributable cash flow should not be considered an alternative to net income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Distributable cash flow excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income or net cash, and these measures may vary from those of other companies. As a result, our distributable cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures that other companies may use.

The following table presents a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures of Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures of net income and net cash provided by operating activities.

 



Three Months Ended
March 31,

(unaudited)


2019


2018

Net Income


$

34,976



$

33,705


Depreciation expense


5,650



5,856


Interest expense


7,339



2,489


EBITDA


47,965



42,050


Non-cash unit-based compensation expense


612



579


Loss on asset sales and abandonments


7,229



2,755


Adjusted EBITDA


55,806



45,384


Less:





Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(131)



5,858


Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest


394



1,665


Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest


1,120



436


Loss on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest




2,617


Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP


$

54,423



$

34,808


Less:  cash interest expense, net to the Partnership


6,604



2,015


Less:  maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership


4,835



3,583


Distributable Cash Flow


$

42,984



$

29,210







Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities


$

49,913



$

41,867


Interest expense


7,339



2,489


Loss on asset sales and abandonments


7,229



2,755


Other, including changes in working capital


(8,675)



(1,727)


Adjusted EBITDA


55,806



45,384


Less:





Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest


(131)



5,858


Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest


394



1,665


Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest


1,120



436


Loss on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest




2,617


Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP


$

54,423



$

34,808


Less:  cash interest expense, net to the Partnership


6,604



2,015


Less:  maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership


4,835



3,583


Distributable Cash Flow


$

42,984



$

29,210


 

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow by quarter and for the most recently completed twelve month period with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, which are net income and net cash provided by operating activities.

 

(unaudited)


Q2 2018


Q3 2018


Q4 2018


Q1 2019


Twelve
Months
Ended
March 31,
2019

Net Income


$

30,282



$

33,575



$

41,433



$

34,976



$

140,266


Depreciation expense


5,443



5,306



5,334



5,650



21,733


Interest expense


7,119



7,255



6,751



7,339



28,464


EBITDA


42,844



46,136



53,518



47,965



190,463


Non-cash unit-based compensation expense


690



506



636



612



2,444


Loss (gain) on asset sales and abandonments


(254)







7,229



6,975


Adjusted EBITDA


43,280



46,642



54,154



55,806



199,882


Less:











Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest


277



(64)



(1,118)



(131)



(1,036)


Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest


674



396



393



394



1,857


Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest


1,224



1,280



1,389



1,120



5,013


Gain on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest


(242)









(242)


Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP


$

41,347



$

45,030



$

53,490



$

54,423



$

194,290


Less:  cash interest expense, net to the Partnership


5,573



5,593



6,040



6,604



23,810


Less:  maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership


4,125



4,449



4,735



4,835



18,144


Distributable Cash Flow


$

31,649



$

34,988



$

42,715



$

42,984



$

152,336













Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities


$

53,674



$

35,666



$

48,908



$

49,913



$

188,161


Interest expense


7,119



7,255



6,751



7,339



28,464


Loss (gain) on asset sales and abandonments


(254)







7,229



6,975


Other, including changes in working capital


(17,259)



3,721



(1,505)



(8,675)



(23,718)


Adjusted EBITDA


43,280



46,642



54,154



55,806



199,882


Less:











Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest


277



(64)



(1,118)



(131)



(1,036)


Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest


674



396



393



394



1,857


Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest


1,224



1,280



1,389



1,120



5,013


Gain on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest


(242)









(242)


Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP


$

41,347



$

45,030



$

53,490



$

54,423



$

194,290


Less:  cash interest expense, net to the Partnership


5,573



5,593



6,040



6,604



23,810


Less:  maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership


4,125



4,449



4,735



4,835



18,144


Distributable Cash Flow


$

31,649



$

34,988



$

42,715



$

42,984



$

152,336


Distributions Declared


$

24,176



$

25,678



$

27,268



$

28,940



$

106,062


Distribution Coverage Ratio - Declared


1.31

x


1.36

x


1.57

x


1.49

x


1.44

x












Distributable Cash Flow


$

31,649



$

34,988



$

42,715



$

42,984



$

152,336


Distributions Paid


$

22,700



$

24,176



$

25,678



$

27,268



$

99,822


Distribution Coverage Ratio - Paid


1.39

x


1.45

x


1.66

x


1.58

x


1.53

x

 

 

The following table presents a reconciliation of the non-GAAP measures of the Partnership's projected Adjusted EBITDA and projected distributable cash flow with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, which is projected net income. The following projections represent the approximate midpoint of the announced full year 2019 expected guidance ranges of Adjusted EBITDA ($200-$220 million) and full year distributable cash flow ($150-$170 million) attributable to the Partnership. CNX Midstream's financial guidance is based on numerous assumptions about future events and conditions and, therefore, could vary materially from actual results.  These estimates are meant to provide guidance only and are subject to revision for acquisitions or operating environment changes.

 

(unaudited) (Dollars in millions)


Forecast 2019
Estimate

Net Income


$

151


Depreciation expense


26


Interest expense


35


EBITDA


212


Non-cash unit-based compensation expense


3


Adjusted EBITDA


215


Less:



Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


3


Depreciation and other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest


2


Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to General and Limited Partner Ownership Interest in CNX Midstream Partners LP


$

210


Less:  cash interest expense, net to the Partnership


33


Less:  maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership


17


Distributable Cash Flow


$

160


 

The Partnership is unable to project net cash provided by operating activities or provide the related reconciliation of projected net cash provided by operating activities to projected distributable cash flow, the most comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP, because net cash provided by operating activities includes the impact of changes in operating assets and liabilities. Changes in operating assets and liabilities relate to the timing of the Partnership's cash receipts and disbursements that may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred, and the Partnership is unable to project these timing differences with any reasonable degree of accuracy.

 

 

Development Companies Jointly Owned by CNX Gathering LLC and CNX Midstream Partners LP

Operating Income Summary, Selected Operating Statistics and Capital Investment

(Dollars in thousands)

(unaudited)




Three Months Ended March 31, 2019


 Development Company


Anchor


Other


 Total

Income Summary






Revenue

$

70,171



$

2,048



$

72,219


Expenses

35,057



2,186



37,243


Net Income (Loss)

$

35,114



$

(138)



$

34,976








Operating Statistics - Gathered Volumes






Dry gas (BBtu/d)

828



3



831


Wet gas (BBtu/d)

629



71



700


Other (BBtu/d)*

134





134


Total Gathered Volumes

1,591



74



1,665








Capital Investment






Maintenance capital

$

4,819



$

319



$

5,138


Expansion capital

70,980



2,439



73,419


Total Capital Investment

$

75,799



$

2,758



$

78,557








Capital Investment Net to CNX Midstream Partners LP






Maintenance capital

$

4,819



$

16



$

4,835


Expansion capital

70,980



122



71,102


Total Capital Investment Net to CNX Midstream Partners LP

$

75,799



$

138



$

75,937














*Includes condensate handling and third-party volumes we gather under high-pressure short-haul agreements.

 

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