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CNX Midstream Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results and Provides Updated 2019 Guidance

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 31, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- CNX Midstream Partners LP (CNXM) ("CNXM", "CNX Midstream" or the "Partnership") today reported financial and operational results for the three months and the full year ended December 31, 2018.(1)  The Partnership also reported updated financial guidance for 2019.

Fourth Quarter Results

Highlights of fourth quarter 2018 results attributable to the Partnership as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017 include:

  • Net income of $42.6 million as compared to $27.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) of $53.5 million as compared to $32.4 million
  • Distributable cash flow (DCF)(2) of $42.7 million as compared to $27.7 million
  • Distribution coverage ratio(2) of 1.57x on an as declared basis

Full Year 2018 Results

Highlights of full year 2018 results attributable to the Partnership as compared to full year 2017 include:

  • Net income of $134.0 million as compared to $115.0 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA(2) of $174.7 million as compared to $136.1 million
  • Distributable cash flow (DCF)(2) of $138.6 million as compared to $117.0 million
  • Distribution coverage ratio(2) of 1.39x on an as declared basis

Full year 2018 adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow exceeded the high-end of the company's previously stated guidance of $160-$170 million and $125-$135 million, respectively. For 2018, total gross capital was $145.3 million, and total capital investment net to the Partnership was $137.1 million, which was at the low-end of the previously stated guidance of $135-$145 million.

Management Comment

"The team finished the year with a strong quarter, capping another year of growth and strong financial and operating performance for CNX Midstream," said Nicholas J. DeIuliis , Chief Executive Officer of CNX Midstream GP LLC (the "General Partner").  "For the full year 2018, CNXM reported a 17% increase in net income, a 28% increase in Adjusted EBITDA , and distributable cash flow grew by 18% over 2017 results."

Operations

During the quarter, the company had zero reportable injuries, making it the seventeenth quarter injury-free, highlighting the company's continued focus on safety and environmental compliance. Also, during the quarter, CNXM had record throughput. Operating expenses continued to improve during the quarter, driven largely by reductions to labor costs and continued system optimization.

Quarterly Distribution

As previously announced, the Board of Directors of its general partner, CNX Midstream GP LLC, has declared a cash distribution of $0.3603 per unit with respect to the fourth quarter of 2018. The distribution will be made on February 13, 2019 to unitholders of record as of the close of business on February 5, 2019. The distribution, which equates to an annual rate of $1.4412 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 fourth quarter of 2017.

Capital Investment and Resources

For full year 2018, CNX Midstream's total capital investment net to the Partnership was $137.1 million, which includes investment in expansion projects of $119.8 million and maintenance capital of $17.3 million.

As of December 31, 2018, CNX Midstream had outstanding borrowings of $84 million under its $600 million revolving credit facility.

2019 Guidance

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

($ in millions)


2019E

Throughput (Bbtu/d)


1,400  1,500

Capital Expenditures


$250  $280

Adjusted EBITDA


$200  -  $220

Distributable Cash Flow


$150  -  $170

Distribution Coverage


1.2x  -  1.4x

LP Distribution Growth Target


15%

The 2019 capital budget is driven primarily by the expansion of CNXM's Southwest Pennsylvania gathering system, which includes the commissioning of one new compressor station, beginning work on two additional compressor stations, expanding an existing station and the installation of several long-life, large diameter high-pressure trunklines. This expansion is critical to the long-term development of the Partnership's Marcellus and Utica dedications and will allow the Partnership to handle increased year-over-year development activity of its customers, deliver lower line pressures, and minimize system constraints. The Partnership's guidance is a function of CNX's minimum base 2019 capital and production guidance, and as stated in their earnings release, they will continue to evaluate activity throughout the year and the Partnership would also increase capital in order to facilitate such activity and would update guidance accordingly.

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, including capital expenditure plans, are meant to provide guidance only and are subject to revision for acquisitions or operating environment changes.

Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Financial and Operational Results Conference Call

A conference call and webcast, during which management will discuss fourth quarter and full year 2018 financial and operational results and guidance for 2019, is scheduled for January 31, 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 at 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 be also be available at www.cnxmidstream.com shortly after the conclusion of the conference call. A telephonic replay will be available through February 7, 2019 by dialing 877-344-7529 (international:412-317-0088) and using the conference playback number 10127626.

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(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.

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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.

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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.

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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 December 31, 2018 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
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Revenue








Gathering revenue — related party

$

50,720



$

37,369



$

167,048



$

184,693


Gathering revenue — third party

20,097



24,329



89,620



49,155


Total Revenue

70,817



61,698



256,668



233,848










Expenses








Operating expense — related party

5,169



4,472



19,814



25,513


Operating expense — third party

6,599



7,718



27,343



26,640


General and administrative expense — related party

3,575



2,538



13,867



10,750


General and administrative expense — third party

1,956



2,450



8,595



5,717


Loss on asset sales





2,501



3,914


Depreciation expense

5,334



5,717



21,939



22,692


Interest expense

6,751



1,201



23,614



4,560


Total Expense

29,384



24,096



117,673



99,786


Net Income

41,433



37,602



138,995



134,062


Less: Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(1,118)



10,581



4,953



19,069


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

$

42,551



$

27,021



$

134,042



$

114,993










Calculation of Limited Partner Interest in Net Income:








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

$

42,551



$

27,021



$

134,042



$

114,993


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

4,635



1,676



13,387



5,614


Limited partner interest in net income

$

37,916



$

25,345



$

120,655



$

109,379










Net income per limited partner unit - basic

$

0.60



$

0.40



$

1.90



$

1.72


Net Income per limited partner unit - diluted

$

0.59



$

0.40



$

1.89



$

1.72










Weighted average limited partner units outstanding - basic

63,640



63,588



63,635



63,582


Weighted average limited partner units outstanding - diluted

63,732



63,660



63,694



63,634


     

 

 

CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Dollars in thousands, except number of units)




(Unaudited)




December 31,
 2018


December 31,
 2017

ASSETS




Current Assets:




Cash

$

3,966



$

3,194


Receivables — related party

17,073



13,104


Receivables — third party

7,028



8,251


Other current assets

2,383



2,169


Total Current Assets

30,450



26,718


Property and Equipment:




Property and equipment

974,394



972,841


Less — accumulated depreciation

82,619



73,563


Property and Equipment — Net

891,775



899,278


Other assets

3,203



593


TOTAL ASSETS

$

925,428



$

926,589






LIABILITIES AND EQUITY




Current Liabilities:




Trade accounts payable

$

9,401



$

6,925


Accrued interest payable

7,761



87


Accrued liabilities

26,757



16,590


Due to related party

4,980



2,376


Total Current Liabilities

48,899



25,978


Other Liabilities:




Revolving credit facility

84,000



149,500


Long-term debt

393,215




Total Other Liabilities

477,215



149,500






Total Liabilities

526,114



175,478






Partners' Capital and Noncontrolling Interest:




Common units (63,639,676 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and
63,588,152 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2017)

320,543



389,427


General partner interest

10,900



4,328


Partners' capital attributable to CNX Midstream Partners LP

331,443



393,755


Noncontrolling interest

67,871



357,356


Total Partners' Capital and Noncontrolling Interest

399,314



751,111


TOTAL LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL

$

925,428



$

926,589


 

 

 

CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Dollars in thousands)




Year Ended December 31,


2018


2017


(Unaudited)



Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net Income

$

138,995



$

134,062


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




Depreciation expense and amortization of debt issuance costs

23,540



22,860


Unit-based compensation

2,411



1,176


Loss on long-term asset sales

2,501



3,914


Other

388



771


Changes in assets and liabilities:




Due to/from affiliate

(1,580)



3,376


Receivables — third party

1,223



(8,251)


Other current and non-current assets

475



162


Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

12,162



(2,520)


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

180,115



155,550






Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




Capital expenditures

(145,331)



(48,366)


Proceeds from sale of assets

6,462



21,531


Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(138,869)



(26,835)






Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Distributions to general partner and noncontrolling interest holders, net

(3,505)



(36,889)


Quarterly distributions to unitholders

(94,044)



(77,117)


Net payments on unsecured $250.0 million credit facility

(149,500)



(17,500)


Net borrowings on secured $600.0 million credit facility

84,000




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

394,000




Debt issuance costs

(6,077)




Vested units withheld for unitholder taxes

(348)



(436)


Acquisition of Shirley-Penns System

(265,000)




Net Cash Used In Financing Activities

(40,474)



(131,942)






Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash

772



(3,227)


Cash at Beginning of Period

3,194



6,421


Cash at End of Period

$

3,966



$

3,194


 

 


CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP
SUPPLEMENTAL STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Dollars in thousands)
(unaudited)




Three Months Ended
December 31,


2018


2017

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:




Net income

$

41,433



$

37,602


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




Depreciation expense and amortization of debt issuance costs

5,811



5,759


Unit-based compensation

636



277


   Other



91


Changes in assets and liabilities:




Due to/from affiliate

(1,704)



(1,252)


Receivables — third party

157



(492)


Other current and non-current assets

471



(426)


Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities

2,104



(646)


Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

48,908



40,913






Cash Flows from Investing Activities:




Capital expenditures

(59,503)



(13,461)


Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

(59,503)



(13,461)






Cash Flows from Financing Activities:




Contributions from general partner



1


Quarterly distributions to unitholders

(25,679)



(20,573)


Net payments on unsecured $250.0 million credit facility



(7,500)


Net borrowings on secured $600.0 million credit facility

40,000




Debt issuance costs

(710)




Vested units withheld for unitholder taxes



(25)


Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities

13,611



(28,097)






Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash

3,016



(645)


Cash at Beginning of Period

950



3,839


Cash at End of Period

$

3,966



$

3,194


 

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

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 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 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.  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 herein 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 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.

Distribution Coverage Ratio

We define distributable coverage ratio as distributable cash flow divided by cash distributions declared or paid.

 

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

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



Three Months Ended
December 31,


Twelve Months Ended
December 31,


2018


2017


2018


2017

Net Income

$

41,433



$

37,602



$

138,995



$

134,062


Depreciation expense

5,334



5,717



21,939



22,692


Interest expense

6,751



1,201



23,614



4,560


EBITDA

53,518



44,520



184,548



161,314


Non-cash unit-based compensation expense

636



277



2,411



1,176


Loss on asset sales





2,501



3,914


Adjusted EBITDA

54,154



44,797



189,460



166,404


Less:








Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(1,118)



10,581



4,953



19,069


Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest

393



1,748



3,128



7,147


Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest

1,389



108



4,329



394


Loss on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest





2,375



3,718


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

$

53,490



$

32,360



$

174,675



$

136,076


Less: cash interest expense, net to the Partnership

6,040



1,154



19,221



4,387


Less: maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership

4,735



3,483



16,892



14,658


Distributable Cash Flow

$

42,715



$

27,723



$

138,562



$

117,031










Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

48,908



$

40,913



$

180,115



$

155,550


Interest expense

6,751



1,201



23,614



4,560


Loss on asset sales





2,501



3,914


Other, including changes in working capital

(1,505)



2,683



(16,770)



2,380


Adjusted EBITDA

54,154



44,797



189,460



166,404


Less:








Net (loss) income attributable to noncontrolling interest

(1,118)



10,581



4,953



19,069


Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest

393



1,748



3,128



7,147


Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest

1,389



108



4,329



394


Loss on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest





2,375



3,718


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

$

53,490



$

32,360



$

174,675



$

136,076


Less: cash interest expense, net to the Partnership

6,040



1,154



19,221



4,387


Less: maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership

4,735



3,483



16,892



14,658


Distributable Cash Flow

$

42,715



$

27,723



$

138,562



$

117,031




 

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)

Q1 2018


Q2 2018


Q3 2018


Q4 2018


Twelve
Months
Ended
December
31, 2018

Net Income

$

33,705


$

30,282


$

33,575


$

41,433


$

138,995

Depreciation expense

5,856


5,443


5,306


5,334


21,939

Interest expense

2,489


7,119


7,255


6,751


23,614

EBITDA

42,050


42,844


46,136


53,518


184,548

Non-cash unit-based compensation expense

579


690


506


636


2,411

Loss (gain) on asset sales

2,755


(254)




2,501

Adjusted EBITDA

45,384


43,280


46,642


54,154


189,460

Less:








Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

5,858


277


(64)


(1,118)


4,953

Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest

1,665


674


396


393


3,128

Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest

436


1,224


1,280


1,389


4,329

Loss (gain) on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest

2,617


(242)




2,375

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

$

34,808


$

41,347


$

45,030


$

53,490


$

174,675

Less: cash interest expense, net to the Partnership

2,015


5,573


5,593


6,040


19,221

Less: maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership

3,583


4,125


4,449


4,735


16,892

Distributable Cash Flow

$

29,210


$

31,649


$

34,988


$

42,715


$

138,562










Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

$

41,867


$

53,674


$

35,666


$

48,908


$

180,115

Interest expense

2,489


7,119


7,255


6,751


23,614

Loss (gain) on asset sales

2,755


(254)




2,501

Other, including changes in working capital

(1,727)


(17,259)


3,721


(1,505)


(16,770)

Adjusted EBITDA

45,384


43,280


46,642


54,154


189,460

Less:











Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interest

5,858


277


(64)


(1,118)


4,953

Depreciation expense attributable to noncontrolling interest

1,665


674


396


393


3,128

Other expenses attributable to noncontrolling interest

436


1,224


1,280


1,389


4,329

Loss (gain) on asset sales attributable to noncontrolling interest

2,617


(242)




2,375

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

$

34,808


$

41,347


$

45,030


$

53,490


$

174,675

Less: cash interest expense, net to the Partnership

2,015


5,573


5,593


6,040


19,221

Less: maintenance capital expenditures, net to the Partnership

3,583


4,125


4,449


4,735


16,892

Distributable Cash Flow

$

29,210


$

31,649


$

34,988


$

42,715


$

138,562

Distributions Declared

$

22,699


$

24,176


$

25,678


$

27,267


$

99,820

Distribution Coverage Ratio - Declared

1.29x


1.31x


1.36x


1.57x


1.39x
















Distributable Cash Flow

$

29,210


$

31,649


$

34,988


$

42,715


$

138,562

Distributions Paid

$

21,489


$

22,699


$

24,176


$

25,678


$

94,042

Distribution Coverage Ratio - Paid

1.36x


1.39x


1.45x


1.66x



1.47x


 

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) (in millions)

2019 Guidance

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)




Year Ended December 31, 2018


 Development Company


Anchor


Other


 Total*

Income Summary






Revenue

$

240,445



$

16,223



$

256,668


Expenses

101,059



16,614



117,673


Net Income

$

139,386



$

(391)



$

138,995








Operating Statistics - Gathered Volumes






Dry gas (BBtu/d)

716



24



740


Wet gas (BBtu/d)

554



107



661


Other (Bcfe/d)

66



7



73


Total Gathered Volumes

1,336



138



1,474








Capital Investment






Maintenance capital

$

17,167



$

1,803



$

18,970


Expansion capital

119,448



6,913



126,361


Total Capital Investment

$

136,615



$

8,716



$

145,331








Capital Investment Net to CNX Midstream Partners LP






Maintenance capital

$

17,167



$

90



$

17,257


Expansion capital

119,448



346



119,794


Total Capital Investment Net to CNX Midstream Partners LP

$

136,615



$

436



$

137,051



(*) On March 16, 2018, the Partnership, through its 100% interest in the Anchor Systems, consummated the Shirley-Penns Acquisition. Although the Partnership only held a 5% controlling interest in the Shirley-Penns System prior to March 16, 2018, consolidated activity is reflected in the table above as if the Shirley-Penns Acquisition occurred on January 1, 2018.



 

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