U.S. markets close in 1 hour 58 minutes
  • S&P 500

    4,479.39
    +8.02 (+0.18%)
     
  • Dow 30

    35,230.52
    -64.24 (-0.18%)
     
  • Nasdaq

    14,989.56
    +92.22 (+0.62%)
     
  • Russell 2000

    2,269.04
    +3.39 (+0.15%)
     
  • Crude Oil

    82.01
    -0.27 (-0.33%)
     
  • Gold

    1,767.40
    -0.90 (-0.05%)
     
  • Silver

    23.29
    -0.06 (-0.25%)
     
  • EUR/USD

    1.1616
    +0.0015 (+0.13%)
     
  • 10-Yr Bond

    1.5870
    +0.0680 (+4.48%)
     
  • GBP/USD

    1.3736
    +0.0059 (+0.43%)
     
  • USD/JPY

    114.1800
    +0.5030 (+0.44%)
     
  • BTC-USD

    61,769.45
    +774.01 (+1.27%)
     
  • CMC Crypto 200

    1,437.24
    -14.39 (-0.99%)
     
  • FTSE 100

    7,203.83
    -30.20 (-0.42%)
     
  • Nikkei 225

    29,025.46
    +474.56 (+1.66%)
     

USA Compression Partners, LP Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results; Confirms 2021 Outlook

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·24 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

AUSTIN, Texas, August 03, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--USA Compression Partners, LP (NYSE: USAC) ("USA Compression" or the "Partnership") announced today its financial and operating results for the second quarter 2021.

Second Quarter 2021 Highlights

  • Total revenues were $156.6 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $168.7 million for the second quarter 2020.

  • Net income was $2.7 million for the second quarter 2021, consistent with the second quarter 2020.

  • Net cash provided by operating activities was $99.5 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $97.4 million for the second quarter 2020.

  • Adjusted EBITDA was $100.0 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $105.5 million for the second quarter 2020.

  • Distributable Cash Flow was $52.5 million for the second quarter 2021, compared to $58.7 million for the second quarter 2020.

  • Announced cash distribution of $0.525 per common unit for the second quarter 2021, consistent with the second quarter 2020.

  • Distributable Cash Flow Coverage was 1.03x for the second quarter 2021, compared to 1.15x for the second quarter 2020.

"The second quarter of 2021 continued the pattern of stability in USA Compression’s business that we began to experience as we came into the year," commented Eric D. Long, USA Compression’s President and Chief Executive Officer. "As the continued strength in commodity prices throughout the quarter helped further improve prospects for many across the broader energy industry, we have seen our customers maintain capital discipline and continue with their scaled-down budgets for 2021. While storage of crude oil and natural gas worldwide continues to be reduced, there is some potential short-term pressure on demand due to the COVID-19 Delta variant. As global economies open back up and continue to strengthen, we believe the stage is being set for improved E&P activity. We are seeing improving fundamentals for compression services – increased levels of quotes, contract execution and pricing – which should translate into an improved outlook for compression services in the latter half of 2021 and on into 2022. The post-election uncertainty of prospective regulatory and legislative actions regarding energy transition, has also tempered activity this year and may have further impact into the future."

"More broadly, we believe the prospects for natural gas continue to be positive. While we’ve seen modestly increasing rig counts since the lows last summer, when combined with a meaningful acceleration in the rate of completing previously drilled but uncompleted wells, domestic natural gas production has increased more than 5% above this time last year. Exports of LNG have continued at or near historic highs. And with the continued strength in natural gas prices, we expect these trends to continue."

"As we have throughout the recent cycle, we continue to focus on managing our capital spending and controlling expenses throughout the company. Our operating margins remain attractive and consistent with historical performance. These efforts helped in part to achieve coverage and leverage metrics better than our expectations for the quarter."

Expansion capital expenditures were $8.2 million, maintenance capital expenditures were $5.0 million and cash interest expense, net was $30.1 million for the second quarter 2021.

On July 15, 2021, the Partnership announced a second quarter cash distribution of $0.525 per common unit, which corresponds to an annualized distribution rate of $2.10 per common unit. The distribution will be paid on August 6, 2021 to common unitholders of record as of the close of business on July 26, 2021.

Operational and Financial Data

Three Months Ended

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2020

Operational data:

Fleet horsepower (at period end)

3,686,584

3,720,745

3,718,092

Revenue generating horsepower (at period end)

2,912,628

2,987,627

3,125,909

Average revenue generating horsepower

2,944,909

2,994,418

3,191,348

Revenue generating compression units (at period end)

3,934

3,942

4,206

Horsepower utilization (at period end) (1)

81.9

%

83.1

%

86.2

%

Average horsepower utilization (for the period) (1)

82.4

%

83.1

%

88.0

%

Financial data ($ in thousands, except per horsepower data):

Revenue

$

156,562

$

157,513

$

168,651

Average revenue per revenue generating horsepower per month (2)

$

16.55

$

16.60

$

16.79

Net income

$

2,688

$

371

$

2,684

Operating income

$

35,145

$

32,760

$

34,894

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

99,459

$

39,612

$

97,355

Gross margin

$

51,731

$

47,855

$

58,345

Adjusted gross margin (3)

$

110,958

$

108,885

$

118,683

Adjusted gross margin percentage

70.9

%

69.1

%

70.4

%

Adjusted EBITDA (3)

$

99,988

$

99,553

$

105,481

Adjusted EBITDA percentage

63.9

%

63.2

%

62.5

%

Distributable Cash Flow (3)

$

52,536

$

52,580

$

58,686

____________________________________

(1)

Horsepower utilization is calculated as (i) the sum of (a) revenue generating horsepower; (b) horsepower in the Partnership’s fleet that is under contract but is not yet generating revenue; and (c) horsepower not yet in the Partnership’s fleet that is under contract but not yet generating revenue and that is subject to a purchase order, divided by (ii) total available horsepower less idle horsepower that is under repair.

Horsepower utilization based on revenue generating horsepower and fleet horsepower was 79.0%, 80.3% and 84.1% at June 30, 2021, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, respectively.

Average horsepower utilization based on revenue generating horsepower and fleet horsepower was 79.6%, 80.4% and 86.0% for the three months ended June 30, 2021, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, respectively.

(2)

Calculated as the average of the result of dividing the contractual monthly rate, excluding standby or other temporary rates, for all units at the end of each month in the period by the sum of the revenue generating horsepower at the end of each month in the period.

(3)

Adjusted gross margin, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow are all non-U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("Non-GAAP") financial measures. For the definition of each measure, as well as reconciliations of each measure to its most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP, see "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Liquidity and Long-Term Debt

As of June 30, 2021, the Partnership was in compliance with all covenants under its $1.6 billion revolving credit facility. As of June 30, 2021, the Partnership had outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility of $473.4 million, $1.1 billion of borrowing base availability and, subject to compliance with the applicable financial covenants, available borrowing capacity of $217.4 million. As of June 30, 2021, the outstanding aggregate principal amount of the Partnership’s 6.875% senior notes due 2026 and 6.875% senior notes due 2027 was $725.0 million and $750.0 million, respectively.

Full-Year 2021 Outlook

USA Compression is confirming its full-year 2021 guidance as follows:

  • Net income range of $0.0 million to $20.0 million;

  • A forward-looking estimate of net cash provided by operating activities is not provided because the items necessary to estimate net cash provided by operating activities, in particular the change in operating assets and liabilities, are not accessible or estimable at this time. The Partnership does not anticipate the changes in operating assets and liabilities to be material, but changes in accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred revenue could be significant, such that the amount of net cash provided by operating activities would vary substantially from the amount of projected Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow;

  • Adjusted EBITDA range of $385.0 million to $405.0 million; and

  • Distributable Cash Flow range of $193.0 million to $213.0 million.

Conference Call

The Partnership will host a conference call today beginning at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time (10:00 a.m. Central Time) to discuss second quarter 2021 performance. The call will be broadcast live over the Internet. Investors may participate either by phone or audio webcast.

By Phone:

Dial 800-263-0877 inside the U.S. and Canada at least 10 minutes before the call and ask for the USA Compression Partners Earnings Call. Investors outside the U.S. and Canada should dial 646-828-8143. The conference ID for both is 9227045.

A replay of the call will be available through August 13, 2021. Callers inside the U.S. and Canada may access the replay by dialing 888-203-1112. Investors outside the U.S. and Canada should dial 719-457-0820. The conference ID for both is 9227045.

By Webcast:

Connect to the webcast via the "Events" page of USA Compression’s Investor Relations website at http://investors.usacompression.com. Please log in at least 10 minutes in advance to register and download any necessary software. A replay will be available shortly after the call.

About USA Compression Partners, LP

USA Compression Partners, LP is a growth-oriented Delaware limited partnership that is one of the nation’s largest independent providers of natural gas compression services in terms of total compression fleet horsepower. USA Compression partners with a broad customer base composed of producers, processors, gatherers and transporters of natural gas and crude oil. USA Compression focuses on providing natural gas compression services to infrastructure applications primarily in high-volume gathering systems, processing facilities and transportation applications. More information is available at usacompression.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This news release includes the Non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted gross margin, Adjusted EBITDA, Distributable Cash Flow and Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio.

Adjusted gross margin is defined as revenue less cost of operations, exclusive of depreciation and amortization expense. Management believes that Adjusted gross margin is useful as a supplemental measure to investors of the Partnership’s operating profitability. Adjusted gross margin is impacted primarily by the pricing trends for service operations and cost of operations, including labor rates for service technicians, volume and per unit costs for lubricant oils, quantity and pricing of routine preventative maintenance on compression units and property tax rates on compression units. Adjusted gross margin should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, gross margin, its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP. Moreover, Adjusted gross margin as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Because the Partnership capitalizes assets, depreciation and amortization of equipment is a necessary element of its costs. To compensate for the limitations of Adjusted gross margin as a measure of the Partnership’s performance, management believes that it is important to consider gross margin determined under GAAP, as well as Adjusted gross margin, to evaluate the Partnership’s operating profitability.

Management views Adjusted EBITDA as one of its primary tools for evaluating the Partnership’s results of operations, and the Partnership tracks this item on a monthly basis both as an absolute amount and as a percentage of revenue compared to the prior month, year-to-date, prior year and budget. The Partnership defines EBITDA as net income (loss) before net interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense, and income tax expense. The Partnership defines Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA plus impairment of compression equipment, impairment of goodwill, interest income on capital lease, unit-based compensation expense (benefit), severance charges, certain transaction expenses, loss (gain) on disposition of assets and other. Adjusted EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and external users of its financial statements, such as investors and commercial banks, to assess:

  • the financial performance of the Partnership’s assets without regard to the impact of financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis of the Partnership’s assets;

  • the viability of capital expenditure projects and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities;

  • the ability of the Partnership’s assets to generate cash sufficient to make debt payments and pay distributions; and

  • the Partnership’s operating performance as compared to those of other companies in its industry without regard to the impact of financing methods and capital structure.

Management believes that Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors because, when viewed with GAAP results and the accompanying reconciliations, it provides a more complete understanding of the Partnership’s performance than GAAP results alone. Management also believes that external users of its financial statements benefit from having access to the same financial measures that management uses in evaluating the results of the Partnership’s business.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance and liquidity. Moreover, Adjusted EBITDA as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Distributable Cash Flow is defined as net income (loss) plus non-cash interest expense, non-cash income tax expense (benefit), depreciation and amortization expense, unit-based compensation expense (benefit), impairment of compression equipment, impairment of goodwill, certain transaction expenses, severance charges, loss (gain) on disposition of assets, proceeds from insurance recovery and other, less distributions on the Partnership’s Series A Preferred Units ("Preferred Units") and maintenance capital expenditures.

Distributable Cash Flow should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss), operating income (loss), cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance and liquidity. Moreover, the Partnership’s Distributable Cash Flow as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

Management believes Distributable Cash Flow is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to compare basic cash flows the Partnership generates (after distributions on the Partnership’s Preferred Units but prior to any retained cash reserves established by the Partnership’s general partner and the effect of the Distribution Reinvestment Plan) to the cash distributions the Partnership expects to pay its common unitholders.

Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio is defined as Distributable Cash Flow divided by distributions declared to common unitholders in respect of such period. Management believes Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio is an important measure of operating performance because it allows management, investors and others to gauge the Partnership’s ability to pay distributions to common unitholders using the cash flows the Partnership generates. The Partnership’s Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio as presented may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies.

This news release also contains a forward-looking estimate of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow projected to be generated by the Partnership in its 2021 fiscal year. A forward-looking estimate of net cash provided by operating activities and reconciliations of the forward-looking estimates of Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow to net cash provided by operating activities are not provided because the items necessary to estimate net cash provided by operating activities, in particular the change in operating assets and liabilities, are not accessible or estimable at this time. The Partnership does not anticipate the changes in operating assets and liabilities to be material, but changes in accounts receivable, accounts payable, accrued liabilities and deferred revenue could be significant, such that the amount of net cash provided by operating activities would vary substantially from the amount of projected Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow.

See "Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" for Adjusted gross margin reconciled to gross margin, Adjusted EBITDA reconciled to net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities, and net income (loss) and net cash provided by operating activities reconciled to Distributable Cash Flow and Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio.

Forward-Looking Statements

Some of the information in this news release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology including "may," "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "if," "project," "outlook," "will," "could," "should," or other similar words or the negatives thereof, and include the Partnership’s expectation of future performance contained herein, including as described under "Full-Year 2021 Outlook." These statements discuss future expectations, contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition, or state other "forward-looking" information. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements, which can be affected by assumptions used or by known risks or uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors noted below and other cautionary statements in this news release. The risk factors and other factors noted throughout this news release could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Known material factors that could cause the Partnership’s actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward-looking statements include:

  • changes in the long-term supply of and demand for crude oil and natural gas, including as a result of uncertainty regarding the length of time it will take for the U.S. and the rest of the world to slow the spread of COVID-19 to the point where applicable authorities are comfortable continuing to ease, or declining to reinstate certain restrictions on various commercial and economic activities; such restrictions are designed to protect public health but also have the effect of reducing demand for crude oil and natural gas;

  • the severity and duration of world health events, including the COVID-19 outbreak, related economic repercussions, actions taken by governmental authorities and other third parties in response to the pandemic, which has caused and may in the future cause disruptions in the oil and gas industry and negatively impact demand for oil and gas;

  • changes in general economic conditions and changes in economic conditions of the crude oil and natural gas industries specifically, including the ability of members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries ("OPEC") and Russia (together with OPEC and other allied producing countries, "OPEC+") to agree on and comply with supply limitations;

  • uncertainty regarding the timing, pace and extent of an economic recovery in the U.S. and elsewhere, which in turn will likely affect demand for crude oil and natural gas and therefore the demand for the compression and treating services we provide and the commercial opportunities available to us;

  • the deterioration of the financial condition of our customers, which may result in the initiation of bankruptcy proceedings with respect to customers;

  • renegotiation of material terms of customer contracts;

  • competitive conditions in our industry;

  • our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of acquisitions;

  • actions taken by our customers, competitors and third-party operators;

  • changes in the availability and cost of capital;

  • operating hazards, natural disasters, epidemics, pandemics (such as COVID-19), weather-related delays, casualty losses and other matters beyond our control;

  • operational challenges relating to the COVID-19 pandemic and efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, including logistical challenges, protecting the health and well-being of our employees, remote work arrangements, performance of contracts and supply chain disruptions;

  • the restrictions on our business that are imposed under our long-term debt agreements;

  • information technology risks including the risk from cyberattack;

  • the effects of existing and future laws and governmental regulations;

  • the effects of future litigation;

  • factors described in Part I, Item 1A ("Risk Factors") of the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, which was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") on February 16, 2021, and subsequently filed reports; and

  • other factors discussed in the Partnership’s filings with the SEC.

All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release and are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. Unless legally required, the Partnership undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed herein also could have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(In thousands, except for per unit amounts
Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2020

Revenues:

Contract operations

$

151,800

$

152,525

$

162,993

Parts and service

1,818

2,038

2,736

Related party

2,944

2,950

2,922

Total revenues

156,562

157,513

168,651

Costs and expenses:

Cost of operations, exclusive of depreciation and amortization

45,604

48,628

49,968

Depreciation and amortization

59,227

61,030

60,338

Selling, general and administrative

15,288

13,800

20,315

Gain on disposition of assets

(1,105

)

(1,255

)

(787

)

Impairment of compression equipment

2,403

2,550

3,923

Total costs and expenses

121,417

124,753

133,757

Operating income

35,145

32,760

34,894

Other income (expense):

Interest expense, net

(32,350

)

(32,288

)

(31,815

)

Other

45

25

24

Total other expense

(32,305

)

(32,263

)

(31,791

)

Net income before income tax expense

2,840

497

3,103

Income tax expense

152

126

419

Net income

2,688

371

2,684

Less: distributions on Preferred Units

(12,188

)

(12,187

)

(12,188

)

Net loss attributable to common unitholders’ interests

$

(9,500

)

$

(11,816

)

$

(9,504

)

Weighted average common units outstanding – basic and diluted

97,044

96,989

96,781

Basic and diluted net loss per common unit

$

(0.10

)

$

(0.12

)

$

(0.10

)

Distributions declared per common unit

$

0.525

$

0.525

$

0.525

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
SELECTED BALANCE SHEET DATA
(In thousands, except unit amounts
Unaudited)

June 30,
2021

Selected Balance Sheet data:

Total assets

$

2,839,310

Long-term debt, net

$

1,928,413

Total partners’ capital

$

216,084

Common units outstanding

97,067,220

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In thousands — Unaudited)

Three Months Ended

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

99,459

$

39,612

$

97,355

Net cash used in investing activities

(6,063

)

(4,206

)

(21,726

)

Net cash used in financing activities

(93,493

)

(35,309

)

(75,629

)

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
ADJUSTED GROSS MARGIN TO GROSS MARGIN
(In thousands — Unaudited)

The following table reconciles Adjusted gross margin to gross margin, its most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for each of the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2020

Total revenues

$

156,562

$

157,513

$

168,651

Cost of operations, exclusive of depreciation and amortization

(45,604

)

(48,628

)

(49,968

)

Depreciation and amortization

(59,227

)

(61,030

)

(60,338

)

Gross margin

$

51,731

$

47,855

$

58,345

Depreciation and amortization

59,227

61,030

60,338

Adjusted gross margin

$

110,958

$

108,885

$

118,683

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
ADJUSTED EBITDA TO NET INCOME AND NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
(In thousands — Unaudited)

The following table reconciles Adjusted EBITDA to net income and net cash provided by operating activities, its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, for each of the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2020

Net income

$

2,688

$

371

$

2,684

Interest expense, net

32,350

32,288

31,815

Depreciation and amortization

59,227

61,030

60,338

Income tax expense

152

126

419

EBITDA

$

94,417

$

93,815

$

95,256

Interest income on capital lease

48

105

Unit-based compensation expense (1)

4,260

4,182

4,568

Severance charges

13

213

2,416

Gain on disposition of assets

(1,105

)

(1,255

)

(787

)

Impairment of compression equipment (2)

2,403

2,550

3,923

Adjusted EBITDA

$

99,988

$

99,553

$

105,481

Interest expense, net

(32,350

)

(32,288

)

(31,815

)

Non-cash interest expense

2,297

2,281

1,960

Income tax expense

(152

)

(126

)

(419

)

Interest income on capital lease

(48

)

(105

)

Severance charges

(13

)

(213

)

(2,416

)

Other

(34

)

(1,349

)

2,349

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

29,723

(28,198

)

22,320

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

99,459

$

39,612

$

97,355

____________________________________

(1)

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, unit-based compensation expense included $1.1 million, $1.1 million and $0.9 million, respectively, of cash payments related to quarterly payments of distribution equivalent rights on outstanding phantom unit awards and $0.2 million, less than $0.1 million, and $0.5 million, respectively, related to the cash portion of any settlement of phantom unit awards upon vesting. The remainder of the unit-based compensation expense for all periods was related to non-cash adjustments to the unit-based compensation liability.

(2)

Represents non-cash charges incurred to write down long-lived assets with recorded values that are not expected to be recovered through future cash flows.

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
DISTRIBUTABLE CASH FLOW TO NET INCOME AND NET CASH PROVIDED BY OPERATING ACTIVITIES
(Dollars in thousands — Unaudited)

The following table reconciles Distributable Cash Flow to net income and net cash provided by operating activities, its most directly comparable GAAP financial measures, for each of the periods presented:

Three Months Ended

June 30,
2021

March 31,
2021

June 30,
2020

Net income

$

2,688

$

371

$

2,684

Non-cash interest expense

2,297

2,281

1,960

Depreciation and amortization

59,227

61,030

60,338

Non-cash income tax expense (benefit)

(34

)

(99

)

149

Unit-based compensation expense (1)

4,260

4,182

4,568

Severance charges

13

213

2,416

Gain on disposition of assets

(1,105

)

(1,255

)

(787

)

Impairment of compression equipment (2)

2,403

2,550

3,923

Distributions on Preferred Units

(12,188

)

(12,187

)

(12,188

)

Maintenance capital expenditures (3)

(5,025

)

(4,506

)

(4,377

)

Distributable Cash Flow

$

52,536

$

52,580

$

58,686

Maintenance capital expenditures

5,025

4,506

4,377

Severance charges

(13

)

(213

)

(2,416

)

Distributions on Preferred Units

12,188

12,187

12,188

Other

(1,250

)

2,200

Changes in operating assets and liabilities

29,723

(28,198

)

22,320

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

99,459

$

39,612

$

97,355

Distributable Cash Flow

$

52,536

$

52,580

$

58,686

Distributions for Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio (4)

$

50,960

$

50,937

$

50,850

Distributable Cash Flow Coverage Ratio

1.03

x

1.03

x

1.15

x

____________________________________

(1)

For the three months ended June 30, 2021, March 31, 2021 and June 30, 2020, unit-based compensation expense included $1.1 million, $1.1 million and $0.9 million, respectively, of cash payments related to quarterly payments of distribution equivalent rights on outstanding phantom unit awards and $0.2 million, less than $0.1 million, and $0.5 million, respectively, related to the cash portion of any settlement of phantom unit awards upon vesting. The remainder of the unit-based compensation expense for all periods was related to non-cash adjustments to the unit-based compensation liability.

(2)

Represents non-cash charges incurred to write down long-lived assets with recorded values that are not expected to be recovered through future cash flows.

(3)

Reflects actual maintenance capital expenditures for the periods presented. Maintenance capital expenditures are capital expenditures made to maintain the operating capacity of the Partnership’s assets and extend their useful lives, replace partially or fully depreciated assets, or other capital expenditures that are incurred in maintaining the Partnership’s existing business and related cash flow.

(4)

Represents distributions to the holders of the Partnership’s common units as of the record date.

USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS, LP
FULL-YEAR 2021 ADJUSTED EBITDA AND DISTRIBUTABLE CASH FLOW GUIDANCE RANGE
RECONCILIATION TO NET INCOME
(Unaudited)

Guidance

Net income

$0.0 million to $20.0 million

Plus: Interest expense, net

130.0 million

Plus: Depreciation and amortization

241.0 million

Plus: Income tax expense

1.0 million

EBITDA

$372.0 million to $392.0 million

Plus: Unit-based compensation expense and other (1)

13.0 million

Adjusted EBITDA

$385.0 million to $405.0 million

Less: Cash interest expense

120.5 million

Less: Current income tax expense

0.5 million

Less: Maintenance capital expenditures

22.0 million

Less: Distributions on Preferred Units

49.0 million

Distributable Cash Flow

$193.0 million to $213.0 million

____________________________________

(1)

Unit-based compensation expense is based on our closing per unit price of $16.48 on June 30, 2021.

View source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210803005284/en/

Contacts

Investor Contacts:
USA Compression Partners, LP
Matthew C. Liuzzi
Chief Financial Officer
512-369-1624
ir@usacompression.com