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MPLX LP Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2023 Financial Results

FINDLAY, Ohio, Jan. 30, 2024 /PRNewswire/ --

  • Fourth-quarter net income attributable to MPLX of $1.1 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $1.6 billion

  • Full-year 2023 net income attributable to MPLX of $3.9 billion and adjusted EBITDA of $6.3 billion

  • Full-year 2023 net cash provided by operating activities of $5.4 billion and distributable cash flow of $5.3 billion

  • Returned $3.3 billion of capital to unitholders for the full year, reflecting 10% quarterly distribution increase for second consecutive year

  • Advancing Permian growth strategy with acquisition of partner's interest in G&P joint venture

  • 2024 capital spending outlook of $1.1 billion

MPLX LP (NYSE: MPLX) today reported fourth-quarter 2023 net income attributable to MPLX of $1,134 million, compared with $816 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Fourth-quarter 2023 net income includes a $92 million non-cash gain arising from the acquisition of the remaining interest of a Permian basin joint venture.

Adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) attributable to MPLX was $1,623 million, compared with $1,454 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Logistics and Storage (L&S) segment adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2023 was $1,089 million, compared with $979 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Gathering and Processing (G&P) segment adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2023 was $534 million, compared with $475 million for the fourth quarter of 2022.

During the quarter, MPLX generated $1,489 million in net cash provided by operating activities, $1,384 million of distributable cash flow, and adjusted free cash flow of $964 million. MPLX announced a fourth-quarter 2023 distribution of $0.85 per common unit, resulting in distribution coverage of 1.6x for the quarter. The leverage ratio was 3.3x at the end of the quarter.

For the full year 2023, MPLX generated $5,397 million in net cash provided by operating activities, $5,340 million of distributable cash flow, and $4,135 million of adjusted free cash flow, compared to $5,019 million, $4,981 million and $4,069 million, respectively, in 2022.

"In 2023, strong operational performance and contributions from organic growth projects drove nearly 9% growth in MPLX's adjusted EBITDA and over 7% growth in distributable cash flow," said Michael J. Hennigan, MPLX chairman, president and chief executive officer. "This enabled MPLX to return $3.3 billion of capital to unitholders, which included a 10% increase in its quarterly distribution for the second year in a row."

Financial Highlights (unaudited)















Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions, except per unit and ratio data)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Net income attributable to MPLX LP

$

1,134


$

816


$

3,928


$

3,944

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP(a)


1,623



1,454



6,269



5,775

Net cash provided by operating activities


1,489



1,368



5,397



5,019

Distributable cash flow attributable to MPLX LP(a)


1,384



1,270



5,340



4,981

Distribution per common unit(b)

$

0.850


$

0.775


$

3.250


$

2.960

Distribution coverage(c)


1.6x



1.6x



1.6x



1.6x

Consolidated total debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA(d)


3.3x



3.5x



3.3x



3.5x

Cash paid for common unit repurchases

$


$

176


$


$

491















(a)

Non-GAAP measures calculated before distributions to preferred unitholders. See reconciliation in the tables that follow.

(b)

Distributions declared by the board of directors of MPLX's general partner.

(c)

DCF attributable to GP and LP unitholders divided by total GP and LP distributions.

(d)

Calculated using face value total debt and LTM adjusted EBITDA. Also referred to as leverage ratio. See reconciliation in the tables that follow.



 

Segment Results













(In millions)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

Segment adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP (unaudited)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Logistics and Storage

$

1,089


$

979


$

4,228


$

3,818

Gathering and Processing


534



475



2,041



1,957














Logistics & Storage

L&S segment adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2023 increased by $110 million compared to the same period in 2022. The increase was primarily driven by higher rates and throughputs, including growth from equity affiliates.

Total pipeline throughputs were 5.8 million barrels per day (bpd) in the fourth quarter, an increase of 3% versus the same quarter of 2022. The average pipeline tariff rate was $0.97 per barrel for the quarter, an increase of 9% versus the same quarter of 2022. Terminal throughput was 3.0 million bpd for the quarter, flat versus the same quarter of 2022.

Gathering & Processing

G&P segment adjusted EBITDA for the fourth quarter of 2023 increased by $59 million compared to the same period in 2022, primarily due to higher gathering and processing volumes.

In the fourth quarter of 2023:

  • Gathered volumes averaged 6.3 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d), a 1% increase from the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • Processed volumes averaged 9.4 bcf/d, a 9% increase versus the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • Fractionated volumes averaged 599 thousand bpd, a 3% increase versus the fourth quarter of 2022.

In the Marcellus:

  • Gathered volumes averaged 1.5 bcf/d in the fourth quarter, a 10% increase versus the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • Processed volumes averaged 6.0 bcf/d in the fourth quarter, a 9% increase versus the fourth quarter of 2022.

  • Fractionated volumes averaged 523 thousand bpd in the fourth quarter, a 1% increase versus the fourth quarter of 2022.

Strategic Update

MPLX is advancing its Permian growth strategy through the acquisition of the remaining 40% interest in a gathering and processing joint venture for approximately $270 million. The transaction closed in December 2023.

MPLX's capital spending outlook for 2024 is $1.1 billion, which includes approximately $950 million of growth capital and $150 million of maintenance capital. This excludes approximately $100 million for repayment of MPLX's share of the Bakken Pipeline joint venture's debt due in 2024. The capital spending plan focuses on expansions and de-bottlenecking of MPLX's existing L&S assets, and increasing G&P capacity to meet customer demand.

In the L&S segment, MPLX is expanding its natural gas and natural gas liquids long-haul and crude gathering pipelines supporting the Permian and Bakken basins. Specifically in the Permian, working with its partners, MPLX is progressing its natural gas strategy. Construction is progressing on the Agua Dulce Corpus Christi (ADCC) Pipeline lateral, which is expected to be in service in the third quarter of 2024. MPLX is progressing its natural gas liquids strategy with the expansion of the BANGL joint venture pipeline to a capacity of 200 thousand bpd, with expected completion in the first half of 2025.

In the G&P segment, MPLX remains focused on the Permian and Marcellus basins in response to producer demand. In the Delaware basin in the Permian, MPLX is progressing construction of its sixth natural gas processing plant, Preakness ll, which is expected online early in the second quarter of 2024. MPLX is also planning to build Secretariat, its seventh processing plant in the basin, which is expected online in the second half of 2025. These new plants will bring MPLX processing capacity in the Delaware basin to 1.4 bcf/d. In the Marcellus, MPLX is progressing construction of the Harmon Creek ll processing plant, which is expected online at the end of the first quarter of 2024.

Financial Position and Liquidity

As of December 31, 2023, MPLX had $1.0 billion in cash, $2.0 billion available on its bank revolving credit facility, and $1.5 billion available through its intercompany loan agreement with Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC). MPLX's leverage ratio was 3.3x, while the stability of cash flows supports leverage in the range of 4.0x.

Conference Call

At 9:30 a.m. ET today, MPLX will hold a conference call and webcast to discuss the reported results and provide an update on operations. Interested parties may listen by visiting MPLX's website at www.mplx.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on MPLX's website for two weeks. Financial information, including this earnings release and other investor-related materials, will also be available online prior to the conference call and webcast at www.mplx.com.

About MPLX LP

MPLX is a diversified, large-cap master limited partnership that owns and operates midstream energy infrastructure and logistics assets and provides fuels distribution services. MPLX's assets include a network of crude oil and refined product pipelines; an inland marine business; light-product terminals; storage caverns; refinery tanks, docks, loading racks, and associated piping; and crude and light-product marine terminals. The company also owns crude oil and natural gas gathering systems and pipelines as well as natural gas and NGL processing and fractionation facilities in key U.S. supply basins. More information is available at www.MPLX.com.

Investor Relations Contact: (419) 421-2071
Kristina Kazarian, Vice President, Finance and Investor Relations
Brian Worthington, Director, Investor Relations
Isaac Feeney, Supervisor, Investor Relations

Media Contact: (419) 421-3577
Jamal Kheiry, Communications Manager

Non-GAAP references

In addition to our financial information presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), management utilizes additional non-GAAP measures to facilitate comparisons of past performance and future periods. This press release and supporting schedules include the non-GAAP measures adjusted EBITDA; consolidated debt to last twelve months adjusted EBITDA, which we refer to as our leverage ratio; distributable cash flow (DCF); adjusted free cash flow (Adjusted FCF); and adjusted free cash flow after distributions. The amount of adjusted EBITDA and DCF generated is considered by the board of directors of our general partner in approving the Partnership's cash distribution. Adjusted EBITDA and DCF should not be considered separately from or as a substitute for net income, income from operations, or cash flow as reflected in our financial statements. The GAAP measures most directly comparable to adjusted EBITDA and DCF are net income and net cash provided by operating activities. We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income adjusted for: (i) provision for income taxes; (ii) interest and other financial costs; (iii) depreciation and amortization; (iv) income/(loss) from equity method investments; (v) distributions and adjustments related to equity method investments; (vi) gain on sales-type leases; (vii) impairment expense; (viii) noncontrolling interests; and (ix) other adjustments, as applicable. In general, we define DCF as adjusted EBITDA adjusted for (i) deferred revenue impacts; (ii) sales-type lease payments, net of income; (iii) net interest and other financial costs; (iv) net maintenance capital expenditures; (v) equity method investment maintenance capital expenditures paid out; and (vi) other adjustments as deemed necessary.

The Partnership makes a distinction between realized and unrealized gains and losses on derivatives. During the period when a derivative contract is outstanding, changes in the fair value of the derivative are recorded as an unrealized gain or loss. When a derivative contract matures or is settled, the previously recorded unrealized gain or loss is reversed and the realized gain or loss of the contract is recorded.

Adjusted EBITDA is a financial performance measure used by management, industry analysts, investors, lenders, and rating agencies to assess the financial performance and operating results of our ongoing business operations. Additionally, we believe adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors for trending, analyzing and benchmarking our operating results from period to period as compared to other companies that may have different financing and capital structures.

DCF is a financial performance measure used by management as a key component in the determination of cash distributions paid to unitholders. We believe DCF is an important financial measure for unitholders as an indicator of cash return on investment and to evaluate whether the partnership is generating sufficient cash flow to support quarterly distributions. In addition, DCF is commonly used by the investment community because the market value of publicly traded partnerships is based, in part, on DCF and cash distributions paid to unitholders.

Adjusted FCF and adjusted free cash flow after distributions are financial performance measures used by management in the allocation of capital and to assess financial performance. We believe that unitholders may use this metric to analyze our ability to manage leverage and return capital. We define Adjusted FCF as net cash provided by operating activities adjusted for (i) net cash used in investing activities; (ii) cash contributions from MPC; (iii) cash contributions from noncontrolling interests and (iv) cash distributions to noncontrolling interests. We define adjusted free cash flow after distributions as Adjusted FCF less base distributions to common and preferred unitholders.

Leverage ratio is a liquidity measure used by management, industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies to analyze our ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding MPLX LP (MPLX). These forward-looking statements may relate to, among other things, MPLX's expectations, estimates and projections concerning its business and operations, financial priorities, including with respect to positive free cash flow and distribution coverage, strategic plans, capital return plans, capital expenditure plans, operating cost reduction objectives, and environmental, social and governance ("ESG") goals and targets, including those related to greenhouse gas emissions, biodiversity, diversity, equity and inclusion and ESG reporting. Forward-looking and other statements regarding our ESG goals and targets are not an indication that these statements are material to investors or required to be disclosed in our filings with the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, historical, current, and forward-looking ESG-related statements may be based on standards for measuring progress that are still developing, internal controls and processes that continue to evolve, and assumptions that are subject to change in the future. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "commitment," "could," "design," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "goal," "guidance," "intend," "may," "objective," "opportunity," "outlook," "plan," "policy," "position," "potential," "predict," "priority," "project," "prospective," "pursue," "seek," "should," "strategy," "target," "will," "would" or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. MPLX cautions that these statements are based on management's current knowledge and expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are outside of the control of MPLX, that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from the statements made herein. Factors that could cause MPLX's actual results to differ materially from those implied in the forward-looking statements include but are not limited to: political or regulatory developments, including changes in governmental policies relating to refined petroleum products, crude oil, natural gas, NGLs or renewables, or taxation; volatility in and degradation of general economic, market, industry or business conditions due to inflation, rising interest rates, the military conflict between Russia and Ukraine, hostilities in the Middle East, future resurgences of the COVID-19 pandemic or otherwise; the adequacy of capital resources and liquidity, including the availability of sufficient free cash flow from operations to pay or grow distributions and to fund future unit repurchases; the ability to access debt markets on commercially reasonable terms or at all; the timing and extent of changes in commodity prices and demand for crude oil, refined products, feedstocks or other hydrocarbon-based products or renewables; changes to the expected construction costs and in service dates of planned and ongoing projects and investments, including pipeline projects and new processing units, and the ability to obtain regulatory and other approvals with respect thereto; the availability of desirable strategic alternatives to optimize portfolio assets and the ability to obtain regulatory and other approvals with respect thereto; our ability to successfully implement our sustainable energy strategy and principles, and achieve our ESG goals and targets within the expected timeframes if at all; changes in government incentives for emission-reduction products and technologies; the outcome of research and development efforts to create future technologies necessary to achieve our ESG plans and goals; our ability to scale projects and technologies on a commercially competitive basis; changes in regional and global economic growth rates and consumer preferences, including consumer support for emission-reduction products and technology; accidents or other unscheduled shutdowns affecting our machinery, pipelines, processing, fractionation and treating facilities or equipment, means of transportation, or those of our suppliers or customers; our ability to maintain adequate insurance coverage and recover insurance proceeds to offset losses resulting from accidents or other incidents and unscheduled shutdowns; the suspension, reduction or termination of MPC's obligations under MPLX's commercial agreements; the imposition of windfall profit taxes or maximum refining margin penalties on companies operating in the energy industry in California or other jurisdictions; other risk factors inherent to MPLX's industry; the impact of adverse market conditions or other similar risks to those identified herein affecting MPC; and the factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in MPLX's and MPC's Annual Reports on Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2022, and in other filings with the SEC.

Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of the applicable communication and we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statement except to the extent required by applicable law.

Copies of MPLX's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings are available on the SEC's website, MPLX's website at http://ir.mplx.com or by contacting MPLX's Investor Relations office. Copies of MPC's Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other SEC filings are available on the SEC's website, MPC's website at https://www.marathonpetroleum.com/Investors/ or by contacting MPC's Investor Relations office.













Condensed Consolidated Results of Operations
(unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions, except per unit data)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Revenues and other income:












Operating revenue

$

1,226


$

1,171


$

4,877


$

5,361

Operating revenue - related parties


1,449



1,330



5,557



5,180

Income from equity method investments


162



141



600



476

Other income(a)


129



20



247



596

Total revenues and other income


2,966



2,662



11,281



11,613

Costs and expenses:












Operating expenses (including purchased product costs)


764



803



3,081



3,555

Operating expenses - related parties


393



389



1,577



1,467

Depreciation and amortization


306



305



1,213



1,230

General and administrative expenses


99



87



379



335

Other taxes


29



18



131



115

Total costs and expenses


1,591



1,602



6,381



6,702

Income from operations


1,375



1,060



4,900



4,911

Interest and other financial costs


222



234



923



925

Income before income taxes


1,153



826



3,977



3,986

Provision for income taxes


9



2



11



8

Net income


1,144



824



3,966



3,978

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


10



8



38



34

Net income attributable to MPLX LP


1,134



816



3,928



3,944

Less: Series A preferred unitholders interest in net income


23



23



94



88

Less: Series B preferred unitholders interest in net income




10



5



41

Limited partners' interest in net income attributable to MPLX LP

$

1,111


$

783


$

3,829


$

3,815













Per Unit Data












Net income attributable to MPLX LP per limited partner unit:












Common – basic

$

1.10


$

0.78


$

3.80


$

3.75

Common – diluted

$

1.10


$

0.78


$

3.80


$

3.75

Weighted average limited partner units outstanding:












Common units – basic


1,002



1,003



1,001



1,010

Common units – diluted


1,003



1,003



1,002



1,010















(a)

The three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023 include a $92 million gain associated with the remeasurement of its existing equity investment in a Permian basin joint venture, arising from the acquisition of the remaining interest. The twelve months ended December 31, 2022 include a $509 million gain on a lease reclassification.

 













Select Financial Statistics (unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions, except ratio data)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Common unit distributions declared by MPLX LP












Common units (LP) – public

$

303


$

274


$

1,152


$

1,063

Common units – MPC


550



502



2,104



1,917

Total GP and LP distribution declared


853



776



3,256



2,980













Preferred unit distributions(a)












Series A preferred unit distributions


23



23



94



88

Series B preferred unit distributions




10



5



41

Total preferred unit distributions


23



33



99



129













Other Financial Data












Adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP(b)


1,623



1,454



6,269



5,775

DCF attributable to GP and LP unitholders(b)

$

1,361


$

1,237


$

5,241


$

4,852

Distribution coverage(c)


1.6x



1.6x



1.6x



1.6x













Cash Flow Data












Net cash flow provided by (used in):












Operating activities

$

1,489


$

1,368


$

5,397


$

5,019

Investing activities


(525)



(280)



(1,252)



(956)

Financing activities

$

(876)


$

(971)


$

(3,335)


$

(3,838)















(a)

Includes MPLX distributions declared on the Series A and Series B preferred units as well as distributions earned on the Series B preferred units. Series A preferred unitholders receive the greater of $0.528125 per unit or the amount of per unit distributions paid to holders of MPLX LP common units. Series B preferred unitholders received a fixed distribution of $68.75 per unit, per annum, payable semi-annually in arrears. The Series B preferred units were redeemed effective February 15, 2023. Cash distributions declared/to be paid to holders of the Series A and Series B preferred units are not available to common unitholders.

(b)

Non-GAAP measure. See reconciliation below.

(c)

DCF attributable to GP and LP unitholders divided by total GP and LP distribution declared.

 







Financial Data (unaudited)






(In millions, except ratio data)


December 31,
2023



December 31,
2022

Cash and cash equivalents

$

1,048


$

238

Total assets


36,529



35,665

Total debt(a)


20,431



19,796

Redeemable preferred units


895



968

Total equity

$

12,689


$

12,546

Consolidated debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA(b)


3.3x



3.5x







Partnership units outstanding:






MPC-held common units


647



647

Public common units


356



354









(a)

There were no borrowings on the loan agreement with MPC as of December 31, 2023, or December 31, 2022. Presented net of unamortized debt issuance costs, unamortized discount/premium and includes long-term debt due within one year.

(b)

Calculated using face value total debt and LTM adjusted EBITDA. Face value total debt was $20,706 million and $20,108 million as of December 31, 2023, and December 31, 2022, respectively.

 

















Operating Statistics
(unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,


2023



2022


%
Change



2023



2022


%
Change

Logistics and Storage
















Pipeline throughput (mbpd)
















Crude oil pipelines


3,701



3,543


4 %



3,772



3,549


6 %

Product pipelines


2,078



2,068


0 %



2,040



2,111


(3) %

Total pipelines


5,779



5,611


3 %



5,812



5,660


3 %

















Average tariff rates ($ per barrel)
















Crude oil pipelines

$

0.98


$

0.93


5 %


$

0.96


$

0.91


5 %

Product pipelines


0.96



0.83


16 %



0.90



0.81


11 %

Total pipelines

$

0.97


$

0.89


9 %


$

0.94


$

0.87


8 %

















Terminal throughput (mbpd)


3,023



3,018


— %



3,130



3,022


4 %

















Barges at period-end


305



296


3 %



305



296


3 %

Towboats at period-end


29



23


26 %



29



23


26 %

















 

















Gathering and
Processing Operating
Statistics (unaudited) -
Consolidated
(a)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,


2023



2022


%
Change



2023



2022


%
Change

Gathering throughput (MMcf/d)
















Marcellus Operations


1,495



1,359


10 %



1,389



1,321


5 %

Utica Operations(b)





— %






— %

Southwest Operations


1,442



1,398


3 %



1,369



1,374


— %

Bakken Operations


182



167


9 %



165



152


9 %

Rockies Operations


505



435


16 %



474



427


11 %

Total gathering throughput


3,624



3,359


8 %



3,397



3,274


4 %

















Natural gas processed (MMcf/d)
















Marcellus Operations


4,392



4,076


8 %



4,179



4,035


4 %

Utica Operations(b)





— %






— %

Southwest Operations


1,537



1,456


6 %



1,466



1,448


1 %

Southern Appalachian Operations


207



209


(1) %



216



217


— %

Bakken Operations


182



167


9 %



163



146


12 %

Rockies Operations


515



446


15 %



483



438


10 %

Total natural gas processed


6,833



6,354


8 %



6,507



6,284


4 %

















C2 + NGLs fractionated (mbpd)
















Marcellus Operations


523



518


1 %



530



488


9 %

Utica Operations(b)





— %






— %

Southern Appalachian Operations


12



11


9 %



11



11


— %

Bakken Operations


22



22


— %



20



21


(5) %

Rockies Operations


3



3


— %



3



4


(25) %

Total C2 + NGLs fractionated


560



554


1 %



564



524


8 %



















(a)

Includes operating data for entities that have been consolidated into the MPLX financial statements.

(b)

The Utica region relates to operations for partnership-operated equity method investments and thus does not have any operating statistics from a consolidated perspective. See table below for details on Utica.

 

















Gathering and
Processing Operating
Statistics (unaudited) -
Operated
(a)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,


2023



2022


%
Change



2023



2022


%
Change

Gathering throughput (MMcf/d)
















Marcellus Operations


1,495



1,359


10 %



1,389



1,321


5 %

Utica Operations


2,196



2,389


(8) %



2,338



2,134


10 %

Southwest Operations


1,762



1,700


4 %



1,772



1,629


9 %

Bakken Operations


182



167


9 %



165



152


9 %

Rockies Operations


617



564


9 %



593



558


6 %

Total gathering throughput


6,252



6,179


1 %



6,257



5,794


8 %

















Natural gas processed (MMcf/d)
















Marcellus Operations


6,041



5,549


9 %



5,773



5,515


5 %

Utica Operations


653



514


27 %



564



495


14 %

Southwest Operations


1,777



1,703


4 %



1,772



1,637


8 %

Southern Appalachian Operations


207



209


(1) %



216



217


— %

Bakken Operations


182



167


9 %



163



146


12 %

Rockies Operations


515



446


15 %



483



438


10 %

Total natural gas processed


9,375



8,588


9 %



8,971



8,448


6 %

















C2 + NGLs fractionated (mbpd)
















Marcellus Operations


523



518


1 %



530



488


9 %

Utica Operations


39



29


34 %



33



28


18 %

Southern Appalachian Operations


12



11


9 %



11



11


— %

Bakken Operations


22



22


— %



20



21


(5) %

Rockies Operations


3



3


— %



3



4


(25) %

Total C2 + NGLs fractionated


599



583


3 %



597



552


8 %



















(a)

Includes operating data for entities that have been consolidated into the MPLX financial statements as well as operating data for partnership-operated equity method investments.

 













Reconciliation of Segment Adjusted EBITDA to
Net Income (unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022



2023



2022

L&S segment adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP

$

1,089


$

979


$

4,228


$

3,818

G&P segment adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP


534



475



2,041



1,957

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP


1,623



1,454



6,269



5,775

Depreciation and amortization


(306)



(305)



(1,213)



(1,230)

Interest and other financial costs


(222)



(234)



(923)



(925)

Income from equity method investments


162



141



600



476

Distributions/adjustments related to equity method investments


(223)



(202)



(774)



(652)

Gain on sales-type leases and equity method investments


92





92



509

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests


11



9



42



38

Garyville incident response recoveries (costs)


47





(16)



Other(a)


(40)



(39)



(111)



(13)

Net income

$

1,144


$

824


$

3,966


$

3,978















(a)

Includes unrealized derivative gain/(loss), equity-based compensation, provision for income taxes, and other miscellaneous items.

 













Reconciliation of Segment Adjusted EBITDA to
Income from Operations (unaudited)

Three Months Ended 

December 31,


Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022



2023



2022

L&S












L&S segment adjusted EBITDA

$

1,089


$

979



4,228



3,818

Depreciation and amortization


(131)



(128)



(530)



(515)

Income from equity method investments


97



84



345



267

Distributions/adjustments related to equity method investments


(123)



(117)



(401)



(329)

Garyville incident response recoveries (costs)


47





(16)



Other


(12)



(6)



(39)



(25)













G&P












G&P segment adjusted EBITDA


534



475



2,041



1,957

Depreciation and amortization


(175)



(177)



(683)



(715)

Income from equity method investments


65



57



255



209

Distributions/adjustments related to equity method investments


(100)



(85)



(373)



(323)

Gain on sales-type leases and equity method investments


92





92



509

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests


11



9



42



38

Other


(19)



(31)



(61)



20













Income from operations

$

1,375


$

1,060


$

4,900


$

4,911













 







Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to
MPLX LP and DCF Attributable to GP and LP
Unitholders from Net Income (unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Net income(a)

$

1,144


$

824


$

3,966


$

3,978

Provision for income taxes


9



2



11



8

Interest and other financial costs


222



234



923



925

Income from operations


1,375



1,060



4,900



4,911

Depreciation and amortization


306



305



1,213



1,230

Income from equity method investments


(162)



(141)



(600)



(476)

Distributions/adjustments related to equity method investments


223



202



774



652

Gain on sales-type leases and equity method investments


(92)





(92)



(509)

Garyville incident response (recoveries) costs


(47)





16



Other


31



37



100



5

Adjusted EBITDA


1,634



1,463



6,311



5,813

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests


(11)



(9)



(42)



(38)

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP


1,623



1,454



6,269



5,775

Deferred revenue impacts


32



71



97



158

Sales-type lease payments, net of income


3



5



12



18

Net interest and other financial costs(b)


(209)



(216)



(859)



(851)

Maintenance capital expenditures, net of reimbursements


(57)



(51)



(150)



(144)

Equity method investment maintenance capital expenditures paid out


(4)



(3)



(15)



(13)

Other


(4)



10



(14)



38

DCF attributable to MPLX LP


1,384



1,270



5,340



4,981

Preferred unit distributions(c)


(23)



(33)



(99)



(129)

DCF attributable to GP and LP unitholders

$

1,361


$

1,237


$

5,241


$

4,852















(a)

The three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023 include a $92 million gain associated with the remeasurement of its existing equity investment in a Permian basin joint venture, arising from the acquisition of the remaining interest. The twelve months ended December 31, 2022, include a $509 million gain on a lease reclassification.

(b)

Excludes gain/loss on extinguishment of debt and amortization of deferred financing costs.

(c)

Includes MPLX distributions declared on the Series A preferred units and Series B preferred units, as well as cash distributions earned by the Series B preferred units (as the Series B preferred units are declared and payable semi-annually). The Series B preferred units were redeemed effective February 15, 2023. Cash distributions declared/to be paid to holders of the Series A preferred units and Series B preferred units are not available to common unitholders.

 




Reconciliation of Net Income to Last Twelve Month (LTM) adjusted
EBITDA (unaudited)


Last Twelve Months


December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022

LTM Net income

$

3,966


$

3,978

Provision for income taxes


11



8

Interest and other financial costs


923



925

LTM income from operations


4,900



4,911

Depreciation and amortization


1,213



1,230

Income from equity method investments


(600)



(476)

Distributions/adjustments related to equity method investments


774



652

Gain on sales-type leases and equity method investments


(92)



(509)

Garyville incident response costs


16



Other


100



5

LTM Adjusted EBITDA


6,311



5,813

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests


(42)



(38)

LTM Adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP


6,269



5,775

Consolidated total debt(a)

$

20,706


$

20,108

Consolidated total debt to LTM adjusted EBITDA


3.3x



3.5x









(a)

Consolidated total debt excludes unamortized debt issuance costs and unamortized discount/premium. Consolidated total debt includes long-term debt due within one year and outstanding borrowings under the loan agreement with MPC.

 










Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to
MPLX LP and DCF Attributable to GP and LP
Unitholders from Net Cash Provided by Operating
Activities (unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

1,489


$

1,368


$

5,397


$

5,019

Changes in working capital items


(90)



(181)



(146)



(121)

All other, net


28



17



16



(34)

Loss on extinguishment of debt






9



1

Net interest and other financial costs(a)


209



216



859



851

Other adjustments related to equity method investments


13



29



38



74

Garyville incident response (recoveries) costs


(47)





16



Other


32



14



122



23

Adjusted EBITDA


1,634



1,463



6,311



5,813

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests


(11)



(9)



(42)



(38)

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to MPLX LP


1,623



1,454



6,269



5,775

Deferred revenue impacts


32



71



97



158

Sales-type lease payments, net of income


3



5



12



18

Net interest and other financial costs(a)


(209)



(216)



(859)



(851)

Maintenance capital expenditures, net of reimbursements


(57)



(51)



(150)



(144)

Equity method investment maintenance capital expenditures paid out


(4)



(3)



(15)



(13)

Other


(4)



10



(14)



38

DCF attributable to MPLX LP


1,384



1,270



5,340



4,981

Preferred unit distributions(b)


(23)



(33)



(99)



(129)

DCF attributable to GP and LP unitholders

$

1,361


$

1,237


$

5,241


$

4,852















(a)

Excludes gain/loss on extinguishment of debt and amortization of deferred financing costs.

(b)

Includes MPLX distributions declared on the Series A preferred units and Series B preferred units, as well as cash distributions earned by the Series B preferred units (as the Series B preferred units are declared and payable semi-annually). The Series B preferred units were redeemed effective February 15, 2023. Cash distributions declared/to be paid to holders of the Series A preferred units and Series B preferred units are not available to common unitholders.

 













Reconciliation of Net Cash Provided by Operating
Activities to Adjusted Free Cash Flow and
Adjusted Free Cash Flow after Distributions
(unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Net cash provided by operating activities(a)

$

1,489


$

1,368


$

5,397


$

5,019

Adjustments to reconcile net cash provided by operating activities to adjusted free cash flow












Net cash used in investing activities


(525)



(280)



(1,252)



(956)

Contributions from MPC


11



14



31



44

Distributions to noncontrolling interests


(11)



(9)



(41)



(38)

Adjusted free cash flow


964



1,093



4,135



4,069

Distributions paid to common and preferred unitholders


(877)



(799)



(3,296)



(3,047)

Adjusted free cash flow after distributions

$

87


$

294


$

839


$

1,022















(a)

The three months ended December 31, 2023, and December 31, 2022, include working capital draws of $90 million and $181 million, respectively. The twelve months ended December 31, 2023, and December 31, 2022, include working capital draws of $146 million and $121 million, respectively. 

 













Capital Expenditures (unaudited)


Three Months Ended 

December 31,



Twelve Months Ended 

December 31,

(In millions)


2023



2022



2023



2022

Capital Expenditures:












Growth capital expenditures

$

283


$

214


$

838


$

665

Growth capital reimbursements


(46)



(81)



(165)



(151)

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates


8



19



98



217

Return of capital


(3)





(3)



(11)

Capitalized interest


(4)



(2)



(14)



(8)

Total growth capital expenditures(a)


238



150



754



712

Maintenance capital expenditures


68



65



181



188

Maintenance capital reimbursements


(11)



(14)



(31)



(44)

Capitalized interest






(1)



(1)

Total maintenance capital expenditures


57



51



149



143













Total growth and maintenance capital expenditures


295



201



903



855

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates(b)


(8)



(19)



(98)



(217)

Return of capital(b)


3





3



11

Growth and maintenance capital reimbursements(c)


57



95



196



195

Increase in capital accruals


(76)



(8)



(82)



(47)

Capitalized interest


4



2



15



9

Additions to property, plant and equipment(a)

$

275


$

271


$

937


$

806















(a)

Total growth capital expenditures exclude $246 million of acquisitions for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2023 and $28 million of acquisitions for the twelve months ended December 31, 2022.

(b)

Investments in unconsolidated affiliates and additions to property, plant and equipment, net are shown as separate lines within investing activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

(c)

Growth capital reimbursements are included in changes in deferred revenue within operating activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows. Maintenance capital reimbursements are included in the Contributions from MPC line within financing activities in the Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows.

 

 

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