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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2018 Results

HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NRP) today reported fourth quarter and full year 2018 results as follows:

       
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,

(In thousands, except per unit data) (Unaudited)

2018   2017 2018   2017
Net income from continuing operations (1) $ 35,092 $ 28,665 $ 122,360 $ 82,485
Adjusted EBITDA (2) 72,936 54,280 230,241 211,483
Cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations:
Operating activities 80,489 42,434 178,282 112,151
Investing activities 2,078 591 7,607 9,807
Financing activities 64,856 (136,465 ) (6,839 ) (134,149 )
Distributable cash flow (2) (3) 280,658 43,025 383,980 121,958
Free cash flow (2) 80,944 42,833 183,440 121,324

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          (1)   Includes $25.0 million from the Hillsboro litigation settlement in the Coal Royalty and Other Segment for the three months and year ended December 31, 2018 and $12.7 million from a royalty dispute settlement in the Soda Ash segment for the year ended December 31, 2018.
(2) See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and reconciliation tables at the end of this release.
(3) Includes net proceeds from sale of construction aggregates business which are classified as investing cash flow from discontinued operations.
 

"NRP ended the year delivering another robust quarter of financial results, highlighted by the favorable Hillsboro settlement and the successful sale of our construction aggregates business," stated NRP’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Craig Nunez. “We generated significant amounts of cash from operations as we continued to see strong demand for our metallurgical and thermal coal throughout 2018. Additionally, the sale of our construction aggregates business for $205 million accelerated the de-levering and de-risking of our capital structure as we used the net cash proceeds to repay $143 million of debt to date, and plan to use the remaining proceeds to repay our Opco notes as they amortize in 2019, all at par value. This has been a transformative year for NRP and we are focused on continuing to position the company for a more secure future.”

NRP's liquidity was $306.0 million at December 31, 2018, consisting of $101.8 million of cash, $104.2 million of cash restricted for debt repayment ($49 million of which was used to repay Opco notes in January 2019) and $100.0 million of borrowing capacity available under its credit facility. NRP's consolidated Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio at December 31, 2018 was 3.0x, down over 15% from 2017 and down over 40% from the high of 5.3x at year-end 2015.

NRP declared a cash distribution of $0.45 per common unit and a cash distribution of $7.5 million on NRP’s preferred units for the fourth quarter of 2018. NRP's distribution coverage ratio over the last twelve months, excluding proceeds from sale of assets included in discontinued operations, was 8.4x before taking into account the $30 million annual distribution on NRP's preferred units, and 7.1x after taking into account the preferred unit distribution.

Fourth Quarter Segment Results (Unaudited)

    Operating Business Segments    

Coal Royalty
and Other

  Soda Ash

Corporate
and Financing

Total

(In thousands)

Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 44,487 $ 13,320 $ (22,715 ) $ 35,092
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 68,850 9,800 (5,714 ) 72,936
Cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations:
Operating activities 80,272 9,800 (9,583 ) 80,489
Investing activities 2,078 2,078
Financing activities 64,856 64,856
Distributable cash flow (1) (2) 82,350 9,800 (9,583 ) 280,658

Free cash flow (1)

80,727 9,800 (9,583 ) 80,944
 
Three Months Ended December 31, 2017
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 39,642 $ 12,781 $ (23,758 ) $ 28,665
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 46,592 12,250 (4,562 ) 54,280
Cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations:
Operating activities 45,550 12,250 (15,366 ) 42,434
Investing activities 591 591
Financing activities (136,465 ) (136,465 )
Distributable cash flow (1) 46,141 12,250 (15,366 ) 43,025

Free cash flow (1)

45,949 12,250 (15,366 ) 42,833

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          (1)   See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and reconciliation tables at the end of this release.
(2)

Includes net proceeds from sale of construction aggregates business which are classified as investing cash flow from discontinued operations.

 

Coal Royalty and Other

Total coal production and the average coal royalty revenue per ton remained stable compared to the prior year quarter as NRP continued to see strong coal pricing driven by solid export demand and stable domestic markets for metallurgical and thermal coal. Approximately 65% of NRP's coal royalty revenues and approximately 45% of its coal royalty production was derived from metallurgical coal during the three months ended December 31, 2018.

Net income and Adjusted EBITDA increased compared to the prior year quarter primarily as a result of the $25 million Hillsboro litigation settlement; Net income was partially offset by a $16.8 million increase in non-cash asset impairments.

Distributable cash flow and Free cash flow increased compared to the prior year quarter primarily as a result of the $25 million Hillsboro litigation settlement and increased cash receipts from higher metallurgical prices and production.

Soda Ash

Soda Ash segment operating performance was consistent with the prior year quarter as improved international sales pricing during the fourth quarter of 2018 was partially offset by increased freight costs.

Adjusted EBITDA, Distributable cash flow and Free cash flow decreased $2.5 million due to lower fourth quarter cash distributions received from Ciner Wyoming.

Corporate and Finance

Corporate and Finance segment Net income, Free cash flow and Distributable cash flow results improved compared to the prior year quarter primarily due to lower interest as a result of continued repayment of debt.

Full Year Segment Results (Unaudited)

  Operating Business Segments    

Coal Royalty
and Other

  Soda Ash

Corporate
and Financing

Total

(In thousands)

Year Ended December 31, 2018
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 160,728 $ 48,306 $ (86,674 ) $ 122,360
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 200,187 46,550 (16,496 ) 230,241
Cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations:
Operating activities 212,394 44,453 (78,565 ) 178,282
Investing activities 5,510 2,097 7,607
Financing activities (6,839 ) (6,839 )
Distributable cash flow (1) (2) 217,904 46,550 (78,565 ) 383,980

Free cash flow (1)

215,455 46,550 (78,565 ) 183,440
 
Year Ended December 31, 2017
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 154,604 $ 40,457 $ (112,576 ) $ 82,485
Adjusted EBITDA (1) 180,985 49,000 (18,502 ) 211,483
Cash flow provided by (used in) continuing operations:
Operating activities 166,138 43,354 (97,341 ) 112,151
Investing activities 4,161 5,646 9,807
Financing activities 517 (134,666 ) (134,149 )
Distributable cash flow (1) 170,299 49,000 (97,341 ) 121,958

Free cash flow (1)

169,665 49,000 (97,341 ) 121,324

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          (1)   See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and reconciliation tables at the end of this release.
(2)

Includes net proceeds from sale of construction aggregates business which are classified as investing cash flow from discontinued operations.

 

Coal Royalty and Other

Full year 2018 total coal production remained stable and the average coal royalty revenue per ton increased as a result of higher metallurgical and thermal coal prices and higher metallurgical coal production driven by solid export demand and stable domestic markets for metallurgical and thermal coal, partially offset by lower thermal coal production as a result of capital constraints and declining overall demand for certain of our lessees, as well as temporary relocation of certain production off of NRP's coal reserves in the Illinois Basin. Approximately 65% of NRP's coal royalty revenues and approximately 55% of its coal royalty production was derived from metallurgical coal during the year ended December 31, 2018.

Net income and Adjusted EBITDA increased compared to the prior year primarily as a result of the $25 million Hillsboro litigation settlement; Net income was partially offset by a $15.3 million increase in non-cash asset impairments.

Distributable cash flow and Free cash flow increased compared to the prior year primarily as a result of the $25 million Hillsboro litigation settlement in addition to increased cash receipts from higher metallurgical prices and production and increased cash from other revenues.

Soda Ash

Soda Ash segment operating performance increased compared to the prior year primarily as a result of Ciner Wyoming's litigation settlement of a royalty dispute that resulted in $12.7 million of income. This increase was partially offset by a $4.9 million decrease in income primarily due to lower production and sales resulting from unexpected repairs during scheduled outages and ore grade degradation.

Adjusted EBITDA, Distributable cash flow and Free cash flow decreased $2.5 million compared to the prior year as a result of lower cash distributions received from Ciner Wyoming in the fourth quarter of 2018.

Corporate and Finance

Corporate and Finance segment results improved compared to the prior year primarily due to lower interest as a result of continued repayment of debt and lower employee-related costs.

Conference Call

A conference call will be held today at 10:00 a.m. ET. To join the conference call, dial (844) 379-6938 and provide the conference code 55454891. Investors may also listen to the call via the Investor Relations section of the NRP website at www.nrplp.com. To access the replay, please visit the Investor Relations section of NRP’s website.

Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P., a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, TX, is a diversified natural resource company that owns, manages and leases a diversified portfolio of mineral properties in the United States including interests in coal, industrial minerals and other natural resources. A large percentage of NRP's revenues are generated from royalties and other passive income. In addition, NRP owns an equity investment in Ciner Wyoming, a trona/soda ash operation.

For additional information, please contact Tiffany Sammis at 713-751-7515 or tsammis@nrplp.com. Further information about NRP is available on the partnership’s website at http://www.nrplp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the partnership based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the partnership. These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity prices; decreases in demand for coal, aggregates and industrial minerals, including trona/soda ash; changes in operating conditions and costs; production cuts by our lessees; unanticipated geologic problems; our liquidity, leverage and access to capital and financing sources; changes in the legislative or regulatory environment, litigation risk, and other factors detailed in Natural Resource Partners’ Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Natural Resource Partners L.P. has no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

"Adjusted EBITDA" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net income (loss) from continuing operations less equity earnings from unconsolidated investment, net income attributable to non-controlling interest and gain on reserve swap; plus total distributions from unconsolidated investment, interest expense, net, debt modification expense, loss on extinguishment of debt, depreciation, depletion and amortization and asset impairments. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or loss, net income or loss attributable to partners, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance, liquidity or ability to service debt obligations. There are significant limitations to using Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effect of certain recurring items that materially affect our net income (loss), the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies and the different methods of calculating Adjusted EBITDA reported by different companies. In addition, Adjusted EBITDA presented below is not calculated or presented on the same basis as Consolidated EBITDA as defined in our partnership agreement or Consolidated EBITDDA as defined in Opco's debt agreements. Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental performance measure used by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others to assess the financial performance of our assets without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis.

“Distributable cash flow” or "DCF" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations plus distributions from unconsolidated investment in excess of cumulative earnings, proceeds from sales of assets, including sales of discontinued operations, and return of long-term contract receivables (including affiliate); less maintenance capital expenditures and distributions to non-controlling interest. DCF is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities. DCF may not be calculated the same for us as for other companies. In addition, Distributable cash flow is not calculated or presented on the same basis as distributable cash flow as defined in our partnership agreement, which is used as a metric to determine whether we are able to increase quarterly distributions to our common unitholders. Distributable cash flow is a supplemental liquidity measure used by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others to assess our ability to make cash distributions and repay debt.

“Free cash flow” or "FCF" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations plus distributions from unconsolidated investment in excess of cumulative earnings and return of long-term contract receivables (including affiliate); less maintenance and expansion capital expenditures, cash flow used in acquisition costs classified as financing activities and distributions to non-controlling interest. FCF is calculated before mandatory debt repayments. Free cash flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities. Free cash flow may not be calculated the same for us as for other companies. Free cash flow is a supplemental liquidity measure used by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others to assess our ability to make cash distributions and repay debt.

“Free cash flow excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items” is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as Free cash flow excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items. Free cash flow excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities. Free cash flow excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items may not be calculated the same for us as for other companies. Free cash flow excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items is a supplemental liquidity measure used by our management to assess our ability to make cash distributions and repay debt.

"Cash flow cushion" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as Free cash flow excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items less mandatory Opco debt amortization payments, preferred unit distributions and common unit distributions. Cash flow cushion is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities. Cash flow cushion is a supplemental liquidity measure used by our management to assess the Partnership's ability to make or raise cash distributions to our common and preferred unitholders and our general partner and repay debt or redeem preferred units.

“Net income attributable to common unitholders excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items” is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as Net income attributable to NRP less gain on litigation settlements, income from discontinued operations, income attributable to preferred unitholders and Net income attributable to the general partner excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items. Net income attributable to common unitholders excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss), cash flows provided by operating, investing and financial activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management team believes Net income attributable to common unitholders excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items is useful in evaluating our financial performance because litigation settlements are one-time charges, gains on asset sales are not related to the operations of our business and income attributable to preferred unitholders and the general partner are unrelated to common unitholders. Excluding these from net income allows us to better compare results from ongoing operations attributable to common unitholders period-over-period.

"Return on capital employed" or "ROCE" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as Net income from continuing operations plus interest expense divided by the sum of equity excluding equity of discontinued operations, and debt. Return on capital employed should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or loss, net income or loss attributable to partners, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance, liquidity or ability to service debt obligations. Return on capital employed is a supplemental performance measure used by our management team that measures our profitability and efficiency with which our capital is employed. The measure provides an indication of operating performance before the impact of leverage in the capital structure.

"Return on capital employed excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as Return on capital employed excluding one-time beneficial items. Return on capital employed excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or loss, net income or loss attributable to partners, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance, liquidity or ability to service debt obligations. Return on capital employed excluding discontinued operations and one-time beneficial items is a supplemental performance measure used by our management team that measures our profitability and efficiency with which our capital is employed excluding the impact of one-time beneficial items. The measure provides an indication of operating performance before the impact of leverage in the capital structure and excluding the impact of one-time beneficial items.

-Financial Tables, Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures and Recap of Metrics Follow-

 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables

(Unaudited)

 
Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income
 
    Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,   September 30, December 31,

(In thousands, except per unit data)

2018   2017 2018 2018   2017
Revenues and other income
Coal royalty and other $ 43,966 $ 47,130 $ 42,459 $ 178,394 $ 158,399
Coal royalty and other—affiliates 223 59 484 23,402
Transportation and processing services 6,649 4,793 6,853 23,887 14,510
Transportation and processing services—affiliates 6,012
Equity in earnings of Ciner Wyoming 13,320 12,781 8,836 48,306 40,457
Gain on litigation settlement 25,000 25,000
Gain on asset sales, net 1,622   178     2,441   3,545  
Total revenues and other income $ 90,557 $ 65,105 $ 58,207 $ 278,512 $ 246,325
Operating expenses
Operating and maintenance expenses $ 4,941 $ 3,479 $ 4,650 $ 17,894 $ 16,771
Operating and maintenance expenses—affiliates 3,446 2,253 2,140 11,615 8,112
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 6,325 5,761 4,888 21,689 22,406
Amortization expense—affiliate 1,008
General and administrative 4,770 2,756 2,249 12,838 13,513
General and administrative—affiliates 944 1,806 934 3,658 4,989
Asset impairments 18,038   1,189     18,280   2,967  
Total operating expenses $ 38,464 $ 17,244 $ 14,861 $ 85,974 $ 69,766
Income from operations $ 52,093 $ 47,861 $ 43,346 $ 192,538 $ 176,559
Other expense, net
Interest expense, net $ (17,001 ) $ (19,196 ) $ (17,493 ) $ (70,178 ) $ (82,028 )
Debt modification expense (7,939 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt         (4,107 )
Total other expense, net $ (17,001 ) $ (19,196 ) $ (17,493 ) $ (70,178 ) $ (94,074 )
Net income from continuing operations $ 35,092 $ 28,665 $ 25,853 $ 122,360 $ 82,485
Income from discontinued operations 13,966   2,042   2,688   17,687   6,182  
Net income $ 49,058 $ 30,707 $ 28,541 $ 140,047 $ 88,667
Net loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest     359   (510 )  
Net income attributable to NRP $ 49,058 $ 30,707 $ 28,900 $ 139,537 $ 88,667
Less: income attributable to preferred unitholders (7,500 ) (7,765 ) (7,500 ) (30,000 ) (25,453 )
Net income attributable to common unitholders and general partner $ 41,558 $ 22,942 $ 21,400 $ 109,537 $ 63,214
Net income attributable to common unitholders $ 40,727 $ 22,483 $ 20,972 $ 107,346 $ 61,950
Net income attributable to the general partner $ 831 $ 459 $ 428 $ 2,191 $ 1,264
Income from continuing operations per common unit
Basic $ 2.21 $ 1.67 $ 1.50 $ 7.35 $ 4.57
Diluted $ 1.69 $ 1.18 $ 1.18 $ 5.90 $ 3.68
Net income per common unit
Basic $ 3.33 $ 1.84 $ 1.71 $ 8.77 $ 5.06
Diluted $ 2.36 $ 1.26 $ 1.30 $ 6.76 $ 3.96
 
Net income $ 49,058 $ 30,707 $ 28,541 $ 140,047 $ 88,667
Comprehensive income (loss) from unconsolidated investment and other 619   (234 ) 791   (149 ) (1,647 )
Comprehensive income $ 49,677 $ 30,473 $ 29,332 $ 139,898 $ 87,020
Comprehensive loss (income) attributable to non-controlling interest     359   (510 )  
Comprehensive income attributable to NRP $ 49,677   $ 30,473   $ 29,691   $ 139,388   $ 87,020  
 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables

(Unaudited)

 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
   
 
Three Months Ended     Year Ended
December 31,   September 30, December 31,

(In thousands)

2018   2017 2018 2018   2017
Cash flows from operating activities
Net income $ 49,058 $ 30,707 $ 28,541 $ 140,047 $ 88,667
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations:
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 6,325 5,761 4,887 21,689 22,406
Amortization expense—affiliates 1,008
Distributions from unconsolidated investment 9,800 12,250 12,250 44,453 43,354
Equity earnings from unconsolidated investment (13,320 ) (12,781 ) (8,836 ) (48,306 ) (40,457 )
Gain on asset sales, net (1,622 ) (178 ) (2,441 ) (3,545 )
Debt modification expense 7,939
Loss on extinguishment of debt 4,107
Income (loss) from discontinued operations (13,966 ) (2,251 ) (2,803 ) (17,687 ) (6,182 )
Asset impairments 18,038 1,189 18,280 2,967
Unit-based compensation expense 290 103 8 1,434 18
Amortization of debt issuance costs and other 4,757 2,156 (229 ) 7,334 9,077
Other—affiliates (1,645 ) 2,181 1,635 (201 ) 1,207
Change in operating assets and liabilities:
Accounts receivable 171 1,838 645 (6,251 ) 5,905
Accounts receivable—affiliates (12 ) 82 118 127 367
Accounts payable (220 ) 282 39 (238 ) (185 )
Accounts payable—affiliates 1,268 (107 ) (812 ) 1,376 1
Accrued liabilities 2,812 (788 ) 157 134 (8,478 )
Accrued liabilities—affiliates 400 515 (115 ) 515
Accrued interest 8,806 5,217 (9,069 ) (1,138 ) (105 )
Deferred revenue 10,265 (5,786 ) 193 19,465 (5,791 )
Deferred revenue—affiliates (10,166 )
Other items, net (716 ) 2,044   (238 ) 320   (478 )
Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations $ 80,489 $ 42,434 $ 26,486 $ 178,282 $ 112,151
Net cash provided by operating activities of discontinued operations 886   3,918   6,919   10,641   14,988  
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 81,375 $ 46,352 $ 33,405 $ 188,923 $ 127,139
Cash flows from investing activities
Distributions from unconsolidated investment in excess of cumulative earnings $ $ $ $ 2,097 $ 5,646
Proceeds from sale of assets 1,623 192 2,449 1,151
Return of long-term contract receivables 455 399 1,590 3,061 2,206
Return of long-term contract receivables—affiliate 804
Acquisition of plant and equipment and other          
Net cash provided by investing activities of continuing operations $ 2,078 $ 591 $ 1,590 $ 7,607 $ 9,807
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities of discontinued operations 192,364   (694 ) (3,571 ) 183,021   (6,264 )
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities $ 194,442 $ (103 ) $ (1,981 ) $ 190,628 $ 3,543
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows—Continued
 
 
Three Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31,

(In thousands)

2018 2017 2018 2018 2017
Cash flows from financing activities
Proceeds from issuance of preferred units and warrants, net $ $ $ $ $ 242,100
Proceeds from issuance of 2022 Senior Notes, net 103,688
Borrowings on credit facility 8,000 35,000 77,000
Repayments of loans (119,986 ) (136,027 ) (7,648 ) (175,706 ) (492,319 )
Redemption of preferred units paid-in-kind (8,844 )
Distributions to common unitholders and general partner (5,623 ) (5,617 ) (5,623 ) (22,486 ) (22,467 )
Distributions to preferred unitholders (7,500 ) (3,825 ) (7,500 ) (30,265 ) (8,844 )
Contributions from (to) discontinued operations 197,965 1,004 (25 ) 195,690 5,784
Debt issuance costs and other       (2 ) (228 ) (39,091 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities of continuing operations $ 64,856 $ (136,465 ) $ (20,798 ) $ (6,839 ) $ (134,149 )
Net cash used in financing activities of discontinued operations (198,030 ) (1,201 )   (214 ) (196,509 ) (7,077 )
Net cash used in financing activities $ (133,174 ) $ (137,666 ) $ (21,012 ) $ (203,348 ) $ (141,226 )
 
Net increase (decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash $ 142,643 $ (91,417 ) $ 10,412 $ 176,203 $ (10,544 )
 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of continuing operations at beginning of period $ 58,607 $ 120,420 $ 51,329 $ 26,980 $ 39,171
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of discontinued operations at beginning of period 4,780     824     1,646     2,847   1,200  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 63,387 121,244 52,975 29,827 40,371
 
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 206,030 $ 29,827 $ 63,387 $ 206,030 $ 29,827
Less: cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of discontinued operations at end of period   2,847   4,780     2,847  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash of continuing operations at end of period $ 206,030 $ 26,980 $ 58,607 $ 206,030 $ 26,980
 
Supplemental cash flow information:
Cash paid during the period for interest from continuing operations $ 6,838 $ 10,993 $ 24,998 $ 64,991 $ 72,850
Non-cash investing and financing activities:
Issuance of 2022 Senior Notes in exchange for 2018 Senior Notes $ $ $ $ $ 240,638
 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables

(Unaudited)

 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
    December 31,
2018     2017

(In thousands, except unit data)

ASSETS
Current assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 101,839 $ 26,980
Restricted cash 104,191
Accounts receivable, net 32,024 24,050
Accounts receivable—affiliates 34 161
Prepaid expenses and other 3,462 3,782
Current assets of discontinued operations 993   36,423  
Total current assets 242,543 91,396
Land 24,008 24,008
Plant and equipment, net 984 1,348
Mineral rights, net 743,112 778,419
Intangible assets, net 42,513 46,820
Equity in unconsolidated investment 247,051 245,433
Long-term contracts receivable 38,945 40,776
Long-term assets of discontinued operations 155,942
Other assets 2,491 4,866
Other assets—affiliate   156  
Total assets $ 1,341,647   $ 1,389,164  
LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL
Current liabilities
Accounts payable $ 548 $ 1,010
Accounts payable—affiliates 1,866 490
Accrued liabilities 12,347 11,542
Accrued liabilities—affiliates 515
Accrued interest 14,345 15,484
Current portion of deferred revenue 3,509
Current portion of long-term debt, net 115,184 79,740
Current liabilities of discontinued operations 947   11,768  
Total current liabilities 148,746 120,549
Deferred revenue 49,044 100,605
Long-term debt, net 557,574 729,608
Long-term liabilities of discontinued operations 2,220
Other non-current liabilities 1,150 588
Other non-current liabilities—affiliate     346  
Total liabilities 756,514 953,916
Commitments and contingencies
Class A Convertible Preferred Units (250,000 and 258,844 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively, at $1,000 par value per unit; liquidation preference of $1,500 per unit) 164,587 173,431
Partners’ capital:
Common unitholders’ interest (12,249,469 and 12,232,006 units issued and outstanding at December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively) 355,113 199,851
General partner’s interest 5,014 1,857
Warrant holders' interest 66,816 66,816
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (3,462 ) (3,313 )
Total partners’ capital 423,481 265,211
Non-controlling interest (2,935 ) (3,394 )
Total capital 420,546   261,817  
Total liabilities and capital $ 1,341,647   $ 1,389,164  
 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables

(Unaudited)

 
Consolidated Statement of Partners' Capital
 
    Common Unitholders  

General
Partner

 

Warrant
Holders

 

Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Loss

 

Partners'
Capital
Excluding Non-
Controlling
Interest

 

Non-
Controlling
Interest

 

Total
Capital

(In thousands)

Units   Amounts
Balance at December 31, 2017 12,232 $ 199,851 $ 1,857 $ 66,816 $ (3,313 ) $ 265,211 $ (3,394 ) $ 261,817
Cumulative effect of adoption of accounting standard 69,057 1,409 70,466 70,466
Net income (1) 136,746 2,791 139,537 510 140,047
Distributions to common unitholders and general partner (22,036 ) (450 ) (22,486 ) (22,486 )
Distributions to preferred unitholders (29,660 ) (605 ) (30,265 ) (30,265 )
Issuance of unit-based awards 17 546 546 546
Unit-based awards amortization and vesting 560 560 560
Comprehensive income (loss) from unconsolidated investment and other   49   12     (149 ) (88 ) (51 ) (139 )
Balance at December 31, 2018 12,249   $ 355,113   $ 5,014   $ 66,816   $ (3,462 ) $ 423,481   $ (2,935 ) $ 420,546  

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          (1)   Net income includes $30.0 million attributable to Preferred Unitholders that accumulated during the period, of which $29.4 million is allocated to the common unitholders and $0.6 million is allocated to the general partner.
       

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables

(Unaudited)

 

The tables below presents NRP's unaudited business results by segment for the three months ended December 31, 2018 and

2017 and September 30, 2018 and the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017:

 
Operating Business Segments

Coal Royalty
and Other

 

Corporate and
Financing

(In thousands)

Soda Ash Total
Three Months Ended December 31, 2018
Revenues $ 50,615 $ 13,320 $ $ 63,935
Gain on litigation settlement 25,000 25,000
Gains on asset sales, net 1,622       1,622  
Total revenues and other income $ 77,237 $ 13,320 $ $ 90,557
Asset impairments $ 18,038 $ $ $ 18,038
Net income (loss) from continuing operations $ 44,487 $ 13,320 $ (22,715 ) $ 35,092
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 68,850 $ 9,800 $ (5,714 ) $ 72,936
Distributable cash flow (1) (2) $ 82,350 $ 9,800 $ (9,583 ) $ 280,658

Free cash flow (1)

$ 80,727 $ 9,800 $ (9,583 ) $ 80,944
 
Three Months Ended...