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Par Pacific Holdings Reports Third Quarter 2019 Results

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HOUSTON, Nov. 04, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (PARR) (“Par Pacific” or the “Company”) today reported its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2019.

Third Quarter 2019 Highlights

  • Net Loss of $83.9 million, or $(1.65) per diluted share; including an $81.5 million non-cash impairment charge related to Laramie Energy

  • Adjusted Net Income of $6.7 million, or $0.13 per diluted share

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $49.7 million

  • Net cash provided by operations of $74.4 million

  • Record Wyoming and Washington refinery profitability

  • Record Retail segment profitability

  • Hawaii diesel hydrotreater unit completed and fully operational

Par Pacific reported a net loss of $83.9 million, or $(1.65) per diluted share, for the quarter ended September 30, 2019, compared to a net loss of $5.8 million, or $(0.13) per diluted share, for the same quarter in 2018. Third quarter 2019 Adjusted Net Income was $6.7 million, compared to $6.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. Third quarter 2019 Adjusted EBITDA was $49.7 million, compared to $27.6 million in the third quarter of 2018. A reconciliation of reported non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP financial measures can be found in the tables accompanying this news release.

“I am pleased to report year-over-year earnings growth across all our operating segments and another quarter of strong free cash flow generation,” said William Pate, Par Pacific's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Our Retail segment and Wyoming and Washington refineries reported record profitability and demonstrate the merits of our integrated model and balanced crude exposure. The resiliency of our quarterly results affirms my confidence in our long-term earnings and cash flow generation capability.”

Refining

The Refining segment reported operating income of $3.3 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to operating income of $0.4 million in the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted Gross Margin for the Refining segment was $88.8 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $52.9 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Refining Adjusted EBITDA was $25.7 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $16.1 million in the third quarter of 2018. Third quarter 2019 Refining results include $5.7 million of net RINs benefit primarily due to our Hawaii and Wyoming refineries obtaining small refinery exemptions for the 2018 compliance year.

Hawaii

The 4-1-2-1 Singapore Crack Spread was $9.36 per barrel in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $7.81 per barrel in the third quarter of 2018. The Hawaii refinery’s throughput in the third quarter of 2019, across our two locations, was 95 thousand barrels per day (Mbpd). This compares to throughput of 72 Mbpd for the same quarter in 2018, for our original location. Production costs were $4.17 per throughput barrel in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $3.97 per throughput barrel in the same period in 2018.

Washington

The Pacific Northwest 5-2-2-1 Index averaged $14.76 per barrel in the third quarter of 2019. The Washington refinery’s throughput was 38 Mbpd and production costs were $4.40 per throughput barrel in the third quarter of 2019.

Wyoming

During the third quarter of 2019, the Wyoming 3-2-1 Index averaged $27.32 per barrel, compared to $26.25 per barrel in the third quarter of 2018. The Wyoming refinery’s throughput was 17 Mbpd in the third quarter of 2019, consistent with the third quarter of 2018. Production costs were $6.33 per throughput barrel in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $6.10 per throughput barrel in the same period in 2018.

Retail

The Retail segment reported record operating income of $14.4 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $10.7 million in the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted Gross Margin for the Retail segment was $34.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $29.0 million in the same quarter of 2018.

Retail Adjusted EBITDA was $17.0 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $12.5 million in the third quarter of 2018. The Retail segment reported sales volumes of 32.8 million gallons in the third quarter of 2019, compared to 32.2 million gallons in the same quarter of 2018.

Logistics

The Logistics segment reported operating income of $13.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $9.0 million in the third quarter of 2018. Adjusted Gross Margin for the Logistics segment was $20.9 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $12.3 million in the same quarter of 2018.

Logistics Adjusted EBITDA was $18.4 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $10.6 million in the third quarter of 2018.

Laramie Energy

Equity losses from Laramie in the third quarter of 2019 were $85.6 million, including a non-cash impairment charge of $81.5 million, compared to equity earnings of $1.1 million in the third quarter of 2018. Laramie’s total net loss was $12.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss of $0.2 million in the third quarter of 2018. Laramie’s total Adjusted EBITDAX was $18.6 million in the third quarter of 2019, compared to $29.2 million in the third quarter of 2018.

At September 30, 2019, we conducted an impairment evaluation of our investment in Laramie Energy because of the significant decline in natural gas prices over the second quarter of 2019 and continued deterioration in the third quarter of 2019. As a result, we have recorded a non-cash impairment charge of $81.5 million in the third quarter of 2019.

Liquidity

Net cash provided by operations totaled $74.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2019, compared to $20.6 million during the three months ended September 30, 2018. At September 30, 2019, Par Pacific’s cash balance totaled $110.7 million, long-term debt totaled $642.4 million, and total liquidity was $175.3 million.

Conference Call Information

A conference call is scheduled for Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. Central Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time). To access the call, please dial 1-877-407-3982 inside the U.S. or 1-201-493-6780 outside the U.S. and ask for the Par Pacific call. Please dial in at least 10 minutes early to register. The webcast may be accessed online through the Company’s website at http://www.parpacific.com on the Investor Relations page. A telephone replay will be available until November 19, 2019 and may be accessed by calling 1-844-512-2921 inside the U.S. or 1-412-317-6671 outside the U.S. and using the conference ID 13695219.

About Par Pacific

Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (PARR), headquartered in Houston, Texas, owns and operates market-leading energy and infrastructure businesses. Par Pacific’s strategy is to acquire and develop energy and infrastructure businesses in logistically-complex markets. Par Pacific owns and operates one of the largest energy networks in Hawaii with 148,000-bpd of combined refining capacity, a logistics system supplying the major islands of the state and 91 retail locations. In the Pacific Northwest and the Rockies, Par Pacific owns and operates 60,000-bpd of combined refining capacity, related multimodal logistics systems, and 33 retail locations. Par Pacific also owns 46% of Laramie Energy, LLC, a natural gas production company with operations and assets concentrated in Western Colorado. More information is available at www.parpacific.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release (and oral statements regarding the subject matter of this news release, including those made on the conference call and webcast announced herein) includes certain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to qualify for the “safe harbor” from liability established by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements other than statements of historical fact are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements about: expected market conditions; expected refinery throughput; anticipated capital expenditures, including major maintenance costs, and their effect on our financial and operating results, including earnings per share and free cash flow; anticipated retail sales volumes and on-island sales; the anticipated financial and operational results of Laramie Energy, LLC; the amount of our discounted net cash flows and the impact of our NOL carryforwards thereon; our ability to identify, acquire and operate energy, related retailing and infrastructure companies with attractive competitive positions; the timing and expected results of certain development projects, including Par Pacific’s investment in an isomerization unit and diesel hydrotreater, as well as the impact of such investments on Par Pacific’s product mix and on-island sales; anticipated synergies and other benefits of the Island Energy Services transaction and the U.S. Oil & Refining Co. transaction; the anticipated financial and operating results of the assets acquired in the Island Energy Services transaction and the U.S. Oil & Refining Co. transaction and their effect on Par Pacific’s cash flows and profitability (including free cash flow and earnings per share); and other risks and uncertainties detailed in Par Pacific’s Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and any other documents that Par Pacific files with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Additionally, forward looking statements are subject to certain risks, trends, and uncertainties, such as changes to financial condition and liquidity; the volatility of crude oil and refined product prices; operating disruptions at our refineries resulting from unplanned maintenance events or natural disasters; uncertainties inherent in estimating oil, natural gas and NGL reserves; environmental risks; and risks of political or regulatory changes. Par Pacific cannot provide assurances that the assumptions upon which these forward-looking statements are based will prove to have been correct. Should one of these risks materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those expressed or implied in any forward-looking statements, and investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which are current only as of this date. Par Pacific does not intend to update or revise any forward-looking statements made herein or any other forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. The Company further expressly disclaims any written or oral statements made by a third party regarding the subject matter of this news release.

Contact:
Suneel Mandava
SVP, Finance
(713) 969-2136
smandava@parpacific.com

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)

(in thousands, except per share data)

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Revenues

$

1,401,638

$

909,781

$

4,002,382

$

2,531,616

Operating expenses

Cost of revenues (excluding depreciation)

1,265,755

822,785

3,578,329

2,232,608

Operating expense (excluding depreciation)

83,237

54,905

231,741

158,975

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

22,227

13,192

65,103

39,004

General and administrative expense (excluding depreciation)

11,391

11,871

34,435

35,981

Acquisition and integration costs

623

2,134

4,325

3,515

Total operating expenses

1,383,233

904,887

3,913,933

2,470,083

Operating income

18,405

4,894

88,449

61,533

Other income (expense)

Interest expense and financing costs, net

(18,348

)

(10,425

)

(57,336

)

(29,346

)

Debt extinguishment and commitment costs

(9,186

)

Other income, net

83

85

2,347

861

Change in value of common stock warrants

(826

)

(1,067

)

(3,065

)

(396

)

Change in value of contingent consideration

(10,500

)

Equity earnings (losses) from Laramie Energy, LLC

(85,633

)

1,050

(84,841

)

4,274

Total other income (expense), net

(104,724

)

(10,357

)

(152,081

)

(35,107

)

Income (loss) before income taxes

(86,319

)

(5,463

)

(63,632

)

26,426

Income tax benefit (expense)

2,428

(359

)

69,002

(885

)

Net income (loss)

$

(83,891

)

$

(5,822

)

$

5,370

$

25,541


Weighted-average shares outstanding

Basic

50,942

45,709

49,973

45,676

Diluted

50,942

45,709

50,071

45,721

Income (loss) per share

Basic

$

(1.65

)

$

(0.13

)

$

0.11

$

0.55

Diluted

$

(1.65

)

$

(0.13

)

$

0.11

$

0.55


Balance Sheet Data

(Unaudited)

(in thousands)

September 30, 2019

December 31, 2018

Balance Sheet Data

Cash and cash equivalents

$

110,688

$

75,076

Working capital (1)

(122,206

)

4,348

Debt, including current portion

642,421

392,640

Total stockholders’ equity

579,510

512,329

____________________________________________

(1) Working capital is calculated as (i) total current assets, excluding cash and cash equivalents less (ii) total current liabilities, excluding current portion of long-term debt.


Operating Statistics

The following table summarizes certain operational data:

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019 (1)

2018 (1)

2019 (1)

2018 (1)

Total Refining Segment

Feedstocks Throughput (Mbpd) (2)

150.7

88.6

161.9

90.8

Refined product sales volume (Mbpd) (2)

184.5

99.9

175.1

99.2

Hawaii Refinery

Feedstocks Throughput (Mbpd)

95.4

71.5

108.1

73.8

Yield (% of total throughput)

Gasoline and gasoline blendstocks

23.5

%

26.0

%

23.1

%

27.4

%

Distillates

44.2

%

49.9

%

43.9

%

48.6

%

Fuel oils

26.6

%

16.0

%

26.6

%

16.3

%

Other products

1.4

%

4.8

%

2.9

%

4.5

%

Total yield

95.7

%

96.7

%

96.5

%

96.8

%

Refined product sales volume (Mbpd)

On-island sales volume

112.4

75.3

111.0

72.2

Exports sale volume

12.5

8.3

6.9

9.9

Total refined product sales volume

124.9

83.6

117.9

82.1

Adjusted Gross Margin per bbl ($/throughput bbl) (3)

$

0.98

$

3.75

$

2.82

$

4.78

Production costs per bbl ($/throughput bbl) (4)

4.17

3.97

3.22

3.72

DD&A per bbl ($/throughput bbl)

0.50

0.66

0.45

0.68

Washington Refinery

Feedstocks Throughput (Mbpd) (2)

38.2

38.2

Yield (% of total throughput)

Gasoline and gasoline blendstocks

22.9

%

%

23.7

%

%

Distillate

35.1

%

%

35.6

%

%

Asphalt

20.9

%

%

18.8

%

%

Other products

18.5

%

%

19.4

%

%

Total yield

97.4

%

%

97.5

%

%

Refined product sales volume (Mbpd) (2)

41.4

41.1

Adjusted Gross Margin per bbl ($/throughput bbl) (3)

$

11.33

$

$

10.10

$

Production costs per bbl ($/throughput bbl) (4)

4.40

4.55

DD&A per bbl ($/throughput bbl)

1.42

1.59

Wyoming Refinery

Feedstocks Throughput (Mbpd)

17.1

17.1

17.0

17.0

Yield (% of total throughput)

Gasoline and gasoline blendstocks

46.7

%

47.7

%

49.0

%

48.2

%

Distillate

47.1

%

46.0

%

44.8

%

46.3

%

Fuel oils

1.8

%

2.1

%

1.8

%

1.8

%

Other products

1.9

%

1.7

%

1.9

%

1.3

%

Total yield

97.5

%

97.5

%

97.5

%

97.6

%

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019 (1)

2018 (1)

2019 (1)

2018 (1)

Wyoming Refinery (continued)

Refined product sales volume (Mbpd)

18.2

16.3

17.6

17.1

Adjusted Gross Margin per bbl ($/throughput bbl) (3)

$

25.65

$

17.93

$

19.06

$

16.51

Production costs per bbl ($/throughput bbl) (4)

6.33

6.10

6.49

6.63

DD&A per bbl ($/throughput bbl)

2.97

2.54

2.86

2.28

Market Indices ($ per barrel)

4-1-2-1 Singapore Crack Spread (5)

$

9.36

$

7.81

$

7.50

$

6.87

Pacific Northwest 5-2-2-1 Index (6)

14.76

14.47

Wyoming 3-2-1 Index (7)

27.32

26.25

23.81

22.34

Crude Prices

Brent crude price

$

62.03

$

75.93

$

64.77

$

72.73

WTI crude price

56.44

69.43

57.09

66.77

ANS

63.63

75.83

65.71

72.78

Bakken Clearbrook

55.32

68.58

56.22

66.10

WCS Hardisty

43.61

41.67

45.07

42.68

Brent M1-M3

1.10

0.11

0.87

0.53

Retail Segment

Retail sales volumes (thousands of gallons) (8)

32,786

32,217

94,330

85,896

____________________________________________

(1) Previously reported logistics pipeline throughput volumes have been removed from the Operating Statistics table post-closing of the Washington refinery acquisition as we have determined that pipeline throughput is no longer a relevant indicator of logistics segment profitability given the low weighting of pipeline movements at the Washington refinery. Operating income (loss) per bbl has also been removed from the table because we do not believe it to be an indicative measure of our refineries’ profitability.

(2) Feedstocks throughput and sales volumes per day for the Washington refinery for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 are calculated based on the 92 and 263-day periods for which we owned the Washington refinery in 2019, respectively. As such, the amounts for the total refining segment represent the sum of the Hawaii and Wyoming refineries’ throughput or sales volumes averaged over the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 plus the Washington refinery’s throughput or sales volumes averaged over the periods from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 and January 11, 2019 to September 30, 2019, respectively. The 2018 amounts for the total refining segment represent the sum of the Hawaii and Wyoming refineries’ throughput or sales volumes averaged over the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

(3) Please see discussion of Adjusted Gross Margin below. We calculate Adjusted Gross Margin per barrel by dividing Adjusted Gross Margin by total refining throughput. Adjusted Gross Margin for our Washington refinery is determined under the last-in, first-out (“LIFO”) inventory costing method. Adjusted Gross Margin for our other refineries is determined under the under the first-in, first-out (“FIFO”) inventory costing method.

(4) Management uses production costs per barrel to evaluate performance and compare efficiency to other companies in the industry. There is a variety of ways to calculate production costs per barrel; different companies within the industry calculate it in different ways. We calculate production costs per barrel by dividing all direct production costs, which include the costs to run the refinery including personnel costs, repair and maintenance costs, insurance, utilities, and other miscellaneous costs, by total refining throughput. Our production costs are included in Operating expense (excluding depreciation) on our condensed consolidated statement of operations, which also includes costs related to our bulk marketing operations.

(5) The profitability of our Hawaii business is heavily influenced by crack spreads in the Singapore market. This market reflects the closest liquid market alternative to source refined products for Hawaii. We believe the 4-1-2-1 Singapore crack spread (or four barrels of Brent crude oil converted into one barrel of gasoline, two barrels of distillate (diesel and jet fuel) and one barrel of fuel oil) best reflects a market indicator for our Hawaii operations.

(6) We believe the Pacific Northwest 5-2-2-1 Index is the best market indicator for our operations in Tacoma, Washington. The Pacific Northwest 5-2-2-1 Index is computed by taking two parts gasoline (sub-octane), two parts middle distillates (ULSD and jet fuel), and one part fuel oil as created from a barrel of Alaskan North Slope crude. The 2019 prices for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 represent the price averaged over the periods from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 and January 11, 2019 to September 30, 2019, respectively.

(7) The profitability of our Wyoming refinery is heavily influenced by crack spreads in nearby markets. We believe the Wyoming 3-2-1 Index is the best market indicator for our operations in Wyoming. The Wyoming 3-2-1 Index is computed by taking two parts gasoline and one part distillate (ULSD) as created from three barrels of West Texas Intermediate Crude Oil (“WTI”). Pricing is based 50% on applicable product pricing in Rapid City, South Dakota, and 50% on applicable product pricing in Denver, Colorado.

(8) Retail sales volumes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 include the 92 and 192 days of retail sales volumes from Northwest Retail since its acquisition on March 23, 2018, respectively. The 2019 amounts represent the sum of the Hawaii and Northwest Retail sales volumes for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019.

Non-GAAP Performance Measures

Management uses certain financial measures to evaluate our operating performance that are considered non-GAAP financial measures. These measures should not be considered a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP and our calculations thereof may not be comparable to similarly titled measures reported by other companies.

Adjusted Gross Margin

Adjusted Gross Margin is defined as (i) operating income (loss) plus operating expense (excluding depreciation); impairment expense; inventory valuation adjustment (which adjusts for timing differences to reflect the economics of our inventory financing agreements, including lower of cost or net realizable value adjustments, the impact of the embedded derivative repurchase obligations, and purchase price allocation adjustments); DD&A; RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation (see definition below); and unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives or (ii) revenues less cost of revenues (excluding depreciation) plus inventory valuation adjustment, unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives, and RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation. We define cost of revenues (excluding depreciation) as the hydrocarbon-related costs of inventory sold, transportation costs of delivering product to customers, crude oil consumed in the refining process, costs to satisfy our Renewable Identification Numbers (“RINs”) obligations, and certain hydrocarbon fees and taxes. Cost of revenues (excluding depreciation) also includes the unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives and the inventory valuation adjustment that we exclude from Adjusted Gross Margin.

Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018, Adjusted Net Income (loss) excludes RINs loss (gain) recorded in excess of our net RINs obligation (“RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation”). Our RINs obligations to comply with Renewable Fuels Standards are recorded as liabilities and measured at fair value as of the end of the reporting period. Our RINs assets, which include RINS purchased in on the open market and RINs generated by blending biofuels as part of our refining process, are stated at the lower of cost or net realizable value (NRV) as of the end of the reporting period. During periods of rising RINs market prices, we recognize unrealized losses associated with the increase in the fair value of our RINs liabilities. We do not adjust the carrying value of our RINs assets because such assets are stated at the lower of cost or NRV under GAAP. This adjustment represents the income statement effect of reflecting our RINs liability on a net basis, as the settlement of any open obligation would first be offset by RINs assets rather than purchasing such RINs obligations at market prices. We have recast the non-GAAP information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 to conform to the current period presentation.

Management believes Adjusted Gross Margin is an important measure of operating performance and uses Adjusted Gross Margin per barrel to evaluate operating performance and compare profitability to other companies in the industry and to industry benchmarks. Management believes Adjusted Gross Margin provides useful information to investors because it eliminates the gross impact of volatile commodity prices and adjusts for certain non-cash items and timing differences created by our inventory financing agreements and lower of cost or net realizable value adjustments to demonstrate the earnings potential of the business before other fixed and variable costs, which are reported separately in Operating expense (excluding depreciation) and Depreciation, depletion, and amortization.

Adjusted Gross Margin should not be considered an alternative to operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities, or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted Gross Margin presented by other companies may not be comparable to our presentation since each company may define this term differently as they may include other manufacturing costs and depreciation expense in cost of revenues.

The following tables present a reconciliation of Adjusted Gross Margin to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, operating income (loss), on a historical basis, for selected segments, for the periods indicated (in thousands):

Three months ended September 30, 2019

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Operating income

$

3,253

$

13,560

$

14,437

Operating expense (excluding depreciation)

63,041

2,553

17,643

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

14,088

4,798

2,523

Inventory valuation adjustment

24,796

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

(1,240

)

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

(15,154

)

Adjusted Gross Margin

$

88,784

$

20,911

$

34,603


Three months ended September 30, 2018

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Operating income

$

438

$

8,959

$

10,650

Operating expense (excluding depreciation)

36,766

1,663

16,476

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

8,336

1,654

1,876

Inventory valuation adjustment

3,944

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

518

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

2,858

Adjusted Gross Margin

$

52,860

$

12,276

$

29,002


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Operating income

$

50,801

$

42,350

$

36,527

Operating expense (excluding depreciation)

173,689

7,945

50,107

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

42,579

12,683

7,429

Inventory valuation adjustment

3,625

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

(3,039

)

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

5,523

Adjusted Gross Margin

$

273,178

$

62,978

$

94,063


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Operating income

$

53,593

$

26,402

$

24,245

Operating expense (excluding depreciation)

108,862

5,870

44,239

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

24,173

4,969

6,441

Inventory valuation adjustment

(20,034

)

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

1,408

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

4,849

Adjusted Gross Margin

$

172,851

$

37,241

$

74,925

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) is defined as Net income (loss) excluding changes in the value of contingent consideration and common stock warrants, acquisition and integration costs, unrealized (gain) loss on derivatives, debt extinguishment and commitment costs, release of tax valuation allowance, inventory valuation adjustment, severance costs, impairment expense, (gain) loss on sale of assets and Par’s share of Laramie Energy’s unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) excludes RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation (as defined in the Adjusted Gross Margin section above). Beginning in 2019, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) also excludes impairment expense associated with our investment in Laramie Energy.

Adjusted EBITDA is Adjusted Net Income (Loss) excluding interest expense and financing costs, income taxes, DD&A, and equity losses (earnings) from Laramie Energy, excluding Par’s share of Laramie’s unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives. Beginning in 2019, equity losses (earnings) from Laramie Energy also excludes impairment of Par’s investment. We have recast the non-GAAP information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 to conform to the current period presentation.

We believe Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA are useful supplemental financial measures that allow investors to assess:

  • The financial performance of our assets without regard to financing methods, capital structure, or historical cost basis;

  • The ability of our assets to generate cash to pay interest on our indebtedness; and

  • Our operating performance and return on invested capital as compared to other companies without regard to financing methods and capital structure.

Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation, or as a substitute for, operating income (loss), net income (loss), cash flows provided by operating, investing, and financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA presented by other companies may not be comparable to our presentation as other companies may define these terms differently.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net income (loss), on a historical basis for the periods indicated (in thousands):

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net income (loss)

$

(83,891

)

$

(5,822

)

$

5,370

$

25,541

Inventory valuation adjustment

24,796

3,944

3,625

(20,034

)

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

(1,240

)

518

(3,039

)

1,408

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

(15,154

)

2,858

5,523

4,849

Acquisition and integration costs

623

2,134

4,325

3,515

Debt extinguishment and commitment costs

9,186

Release of tax valuation allowance (1)

(2,751

)

(70,420

)

Change in value of common stock warrants

826

1,067

3,065

396

Change in value of contingent consideration

10,500

Impairment of Investment in Laramie Energy, LLC (2)

81,515

81,515

Par’s share of Laramie Energy’s unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives (2)

1,961

1,271

(3,129

)

2,440

Adjusted Net Income (3)

6,685

5,970

36,021

28,615

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

22,227

13,192

65,103

39,004

Interest expense and financing costs, net

18,348

10,425

57,336

29,346

Equity losses (earnings) from Laramie Energy, LLC, excluding Par’s share of unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives and impairment of Par's investment

2,157

(2,321

)

6,455

(6,714

)

Income tax expense (benefit)

323

359

1,418

885

Adjusted EBITDA

$

49,740

$

27,625

$

166,333

$

91,136

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(1) Included in Income tax benefit (expense) on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(2) Included in Equity earnings (losses) from Laramie Energy, LLC on our Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations.

(3) For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, there were no severance costs or (gain) loss on sale of assets.


The following table sets forth the computation of basic and diluted Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per share (in thousands, except per share amounts):

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Adjusted Net Income (loss)

$

6,685

$

5,970

$

36,021

$

28,615

Undistributed Adjusted Net Income allocated to participating securities (1)

70

78

397

384

Adjusted Net Income attributable to common stockholders

6,615

5,892

35,624

28,231

Plus: effect of convertible securities

Numerator for diluted income per common share

$

6,615

$

5,892

$

35,624

$

28,231

Basic weighted-average common stock shares outstanding

50,942

45,709

49,973

45,676

Add dilutive effects of common stock equivalents

185

54

98

45

Diluted weighted-average common stock shares outstanding

51,127

45,763

50,071

45,721

Basic Adjusted Net Income (loss) per common share

$

0.13

$

0.13

$

0.71

$

0.62

Diluted Adjusted Net Income (loss) per common share

$

0.13

$

0.13

$

0.71

$

0.62

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(1) Participating securities include restricted stock that has been issued but has not yet vested.

Adjusted EBITDA by Segment

Adjusted EBITDA by segment is defined as Operating income (loss) by segment excluding depreciation, depletion, and amortization expense, inventory valuation adjustment, unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives, and severance costs. Beginning in the fourth quarter of 2018, Adjusted EBITDA by segment also excludes RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation (as defined in the Adjusted Gross Margin section above). We have recast the non-GAAP information for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 to conform to the current period presentation. Adjusted EBITDA for the Corporate and Other segment also includes Other income, net, which is presented below operating income (loss) on our consolidated statements of operations.

We believe Adjusted EBITDA by segment is a useful supplemental financial measure to evaluate the economic performance of our segments without regard to financing methods, capital structure, or historical cost basis. The following table presents a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, operating income (loss), on a historical basis, for selected segments, for the periods indicated (in thousands):

Three Months Ended September 30, 2019

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Corporate
and Other

Operating income (loss) by segment

$

3,253

$

13,560

$

14,437

$

(12,845

)

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

14,088

4,798

2,523

818

Inventory valuation adjustment

24,796

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

(1,240

)

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

(15,154

)

Acquisition and integration costs

623

Other income/expense

83

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

25,743

$

18,358

$

16,960

$

(11,321

)


Three Months Ended September 30, 2018

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Corporate
and Other

Operating income (loss) by segment

$

438

$

8,959

$

10,650

$

(15,153

)

Depreciation, depletion, and amortization

8,336

1,654

1,876

1,326

Inventory valuation adjustment

3,944

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

518

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

2,858

Acquisition and integration costs

2,134

Other income/expense

85

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

16,094

$

10,613

$

12,526

$

(11,608

)


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Corporate
and Other

Operating income (loss) by segment

$

50,801

$

42,350

$

36,527

$

(41,229

)

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

42,579

12,683

7,429

2,412

Inventory valuation adjustment

3,625

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

(3,039

)

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

5,523

Acquisition and integration costs

4,325

Other income/expense

2,347

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

99,489

$

55,033

$

43,956

$

(32,145

)


Nine Months Ended September 30, 2018

Refining

Logistics

Retail

Corporate
and Other

Operating income (loss) by segment

$

53,593

$

26,402

$

24,245

$

(42,707

)

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

24,173

4,969

6,441

3,421

Inventory valuation adjustment

(20,034

)

RINs loss (gain) in excess of net obligation

1,408

Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives

4,849

Acquisition and integration costs

3,515

Other income/expense

861

Adjusted EBITDA (1)

$

63,989

$

31,371

$

30,686

$

(34,910

)

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(1) There were no severance costs for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018.

Free Cash Flow

Free Cash Flow is defined as cash provided by (used in) operations less capital expenditures. We believe Free Cash Flow is a useful supplemental financial measure to evaluate our ability to generate cash to repay our indebtedness or make discretionary investments. Free Cash Flow should be considered in addition to, rather than as a substitute for, net income as a measure of our financial performance and net cash provided by (used in) operations as a measure of our liquidity. Free Cash Flow presented by other companies may not be comparable to our presentation as other companies may define these terms differently.

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Cash provided by (used in) operations

74,395

20,573

98,632

51,900

Less: Capital Expenditures

22,682

12,541

64,086

30,198

Free Cash Flow

51,713

8,032

34,546

21,702

Laramie Energy Adjusted EBITDAX

Adjusted EBITDAX is defined as net income (loss) excluding commodity derivative loss (gain), loss (gain) on settled derivative instruments, interest expense, non-cash preferred dividend, depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion, exploration and geological and geographical expense, bonus accrual, equity-based compensation expense, loss (gain) on disposal of assets, pipeline (payment) deficiency accrual, and expired acreage (non-cash). We believe Adjusted EBITDAX is a useful supplemental financial measure to evaluate the economic and operational performance of exploration and production companies such as Laramie Energy.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Laramie Energy’s Adjusted EBITDAX to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, net income (loss) for the periods indicated (in thousands):

Three Months Ended
September 30,

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

2019

2018

2019

2018

Net income (loss)

$

(12,586

)

$

(151

)

$

(18,139

)

$

(1,708

)

Commodity derivative loss (gain)

(1,599

)

3,132

(640

)

3,599

Loss (gain) on settled derivative instruments

5,861

115

(6,163

)

3,104

Interest expense

2,719

2,550

9,543

6,760

Non-cash preferred dividend

1,309

1,198

2,541

3,454

Depreciation, depletion, amortization, and accretion

21,303

21,325

64,953

54,414

Exploration and geological and geographical expense

18

46

246

276

Bonus accrual

775

828

(1,041

)

(308

)

Equity-based compensation expense

9

71

150

3,177

Loss (gain) on disposal of assets

(58

)

(801

)

1,454

(809

)

Pipeline (payment) deficiency accrual

(1,162

)

(1,178

)

Expired acreage (non-cash)

817

866

1,236

1,133

Total Adjusted EBITDAX

$

18,568

$

29,179

$

52,978

$

71,914