SemGroup Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2015 Results

Increased Quarterly Dividend by 56% Over Prior Year

Second Quarter Adjusted EBITDA Increased 39% Over Prior Year

TULSA, Okla., Aug. 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced its financial results for the three months ended June 30, 2015.

SemGroup's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $80.0 million for the second quarter 2015, an increase of approximately 39% year-over-year when compared to second quarter 2014 results of $57.5 million, and up 14% over $70.0 million of Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter 2015. Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to net income below.

"SemGroup's second quarter offered solid results, consecutively increasing financial performance and quarterly dividend," said Carlin Conner, president and chief executive officer of SemGroup. "We have added meaningfully to our asset portfolio with the commissioning of our SemCAMS Northwest Wapiti Loop and SemGas Rose Valley II gas processing plant. These investments will increase our presence in our key growth areas and enhance shareholder value."

SemGroup reported revenues for second quarter 2015 of $377.2 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $23.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share, compared to revenues of $482.2 million with a net loss attributable to SemGroup of $17.6 million, or a loss of $0.41 per diluted share, for the second quarter 2014. For the first quarter 2015, revenues totaled $298.3 million with a net income attributable to SemGroup of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share.


The SemGroup board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of $0.42 per share, resulting in an annualized dividend of $1.68 per share. This marks the tenth consecutive increase in the quarterly cash distribution to SEMG shareholders and represents a 56% increase year-over-year compared to second quarter 2014 dividend of $0.27 per share and an 11% increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.38. The dividend will be paid on August 25, 2015 to all common shareholders of record on August 14, 2015.

2015 Guidance

SemGroup reaffirms 2015 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA guidance of between $320 and $360 million. Due to market volatility, lower than expected volumes and impacts of foreign exchange, we expect to come in at the lower end of our guidance range. The company is still on track to deploy more than $775 million in capital investments in 2015, with more than 90% allocated to growth projects. The company is targeting a dividend growth rate for 2015 of 50% to 60% year-over-year.

Recent Updates

  • SemCAMS Northwest Wapiti Loop - Completed June 2015
    • 8-inch, 21 mile pipeline terminating at SemCAMS' K3 plant supported by 10-year agreement with NuVista
  • SemGas Sherman cryogenic plant - Completed June 2015
    • 30 mmcf/d gas processing plant in Sherman Texas
  • SemGas Rose Valley II plant - Completed July 2015
    • 200 mmcf/d increase in processing capacity to meet production demand

Earnings Conference Call

SemGroup will host a joint conference call with Rose Rock Midstream®, L.P. (NYSE: RRMS) for investors tomorrow, August 7, 2015, at 11 a.m. ET. The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing 1.888.317.6003, or for international callers, 1.412.317.6061. The pass code for the call is 2365379. Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto SemGroup's Investor Relations website at A replay of the webcast will also be available for a year following the call at on the Calendar of Events-Past Events page. The second quarter 2015 earnings slide deck will be posted under Presentations.

About SemGroup

Based in Tulsa, OK, SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE: SEMG) is a publicly traded midstream service company providing the energy industry the means to move products from the wellhead to the wholesale marketplace. SemGroup provides diversified services for end-users and consumers of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, refined products and asphalt. Services include purchasing, selling, processing, transporting, terminalling and storing energy.

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Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Adjusted EBITDA is not a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) measure and is not intended to be used in lieu of a GAAP presentation of net income/loss. Adjusted EBITDA is presented in this Press Release because SemGroup believes it provides additional information with respect to its performance. Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for selected items that SemGroup believes impact the comparability of financial results between reporting periods. Although SemGroup presents selected items that it considers in evaluating its performance, you should also be aware that the items presented do not represent all items that affect comparability between the periods presented. Variations in SemGroup's operating results are also caused by changes in volumes, prices, exchange rates, mechanical interruptions and numerous other factors. These types of variances are not separately identified in this Press Release. Because all companies do not use identical calculations, SemGroup's presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may be different from similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing its utility. Reconciliations of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented are included in the tables at the end of this Press Release.

Forward-Looking Statements

Certain matters contained in this Press Release include "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. We make these forward-looking statements in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included in this Press Release including the prospects of our industry, our anticipated financial performance, our anticipated annual dividend growth rate, management's plans and objectives for future operations, planned capital expenditures, business prospects, outcome of regulatory proceedings, market conditions and other matters, may constitute forward-looking statements. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that these expectations will prove to be correct. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain known and unknown risks and uncertainties, as well as assumptions that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in these forward-looking statements. Factors that might cause actual results to differ include, but are not limited to, our ability to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to enable us to pay our debt obligations or to fund our other liquidity needs; our ability to comply with the covenants contained in the instruments governing our indebtedness and to maintain certain financial ratios required by our credit facilities; the effect of our debt level on our future financial and operating flexibility, including our ability to obtain additional capital; the ability of our subsidiary, Rose Rock Midstream L.P. (NYSE:RRMS), to make minimum quarterly distributions; the operations of NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL), which we do not control; any sustained reduction in demand for the petroleum products we gather, transport, process and store; our ability to obtain new sources of supply of petroleum products; our failure to comply with new or existing environmental laws or regulations or cross border laws or regulations; the possibility that the construction or acquisition of new assets may not result in the corresponding anticipated revenue increases; changes in currency exchange rates; cyber attacks involving our information systems and related infrastructure; the risks and uncertainties of doing business outside of the U.S., including political and economic instability and changes in local governmental laws, regulations and policies; and the possibility that our hedging activities may result in losses or may have a negative impact on our financial results; as well as other risk factors discussed from time to time in each of our documents and reports filed with the SEC.

Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements contained in this Press Release, which reflect management's opinions only as of the date hereof. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to revise or publicly release the results of any revision to any forward-looking statements.

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands, unaudited)

June 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Current assets $ 695,157 $ 479,280
Property, plant and equipment, net 1,420,194 1,256,825
Goodwill and other intangible assets 225,712 231,391
Equity method investments 548,831 577,920
Other noncurrent assets, net 59,495 44,386
Total assets $ 2,949,389 $ 2,589,802
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt $ 44 $ 40
Other current liabilities 420,101 391,622
Total current liabilities 420,145 391,662
Long-term debt, excluding current portion 1,044,339 767,092
Other noncurrent liabilities 213,270 211,611
Total liabilities 1,677,754 1,370,365
Total owners' equity 1,271,635 1,219,437
Total liabilities and owners' equity $ 2,949,389 $ 2,589,802

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2015 2014
Revenues $ 377,226 $ 482,224 $ 298,310 $ 675,536 $ 981,107
Costs of products sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below 244,158 368,527 192,072 436,230 753,640
Operating 60,800 59,424 53,090 113,890 110,202
General and administrative 22,917 21,850 32,310 55,227 40,586
Depreciation and amortization 24,674 22,062 23,734 48,408 45,699
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets, net 1,372 19,315 1,058 2,430 19,257
Total expenses 353,921 491,178 302,264 656,185 969,384
Earnings from equity method investments 23,903 19,187 20,559 44,462 34,149
Gain on issuance of common units by equity method investee 5,897 5,897 8,127
Operating income 53,105 10,233 16,605 69,710 53,999
Other expenses, net 9,809 29,489 6,087 15,896 36,986
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes 43,296 (19,256) 10,518 53,814 17,013
Income tax expense (benefit) 14,861 (6,672) 4,742 19,603 9,854
Income (loss) from continuing operations 28,435 (12,584) 5,776 34,211 7,159
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes (2) (2) (5)
Net income (loss) 28,433 (12,584) 5,776 34,209 7,154
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 5,136 5,025 4,310 9,446 11,250
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation $ 23,297 $ (17,609) $ 1,466 $ 24,763 $ (4,096)
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation $ 23,297 $ (17,609) $ 1,466 $ 24,763 $ (4,096)
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes 5,520 6,685 (9,060) (3,540) 3,713
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation $ 28,817 $ (10,924) $ (7,594) $ 21,223 $ (383)
Net income (loss) per common share:
Basic $ 0.53 $ (0.41) $ 0.03 $ 0.57 $ (0.10)
Diluted $ 0.53 $ (0.41) $ 0.03 $ 0.56 $ (0.10)
Weighted average shares (thousands):
Basic 43,798 42,682 43,717 43,758 42,657
Diluted 44,013 42,682 43,940 43,975 42,657

Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:
(in thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2015 2014
Net income (loss) $ 28,433 $ (12,584) $ 5,776 $ 34,209 $ 7,154
Add: Interest expense 16,822 10,360 14,591 31,413 19,587
Add: Income tax expense (benefit) 14,861 (6,672) 4,742 19,603 9,854
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense 24,674 22,062 23,734 48,408 45,699
EBITDA 84,790 13,166 48,843 133,633 82,294
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability (4,764) 44,361 21,139 16,375 42,515
Adjusted EBITDA $ 80,026 $ 57,527 $ 69,982 $ 150,008 $ 124,809

Selected Non-Cash Items and
Other Items Impacting Comparability
(in thousands, unaudited)

Three Months Ended Six Months Ended
June 30, March 31, June 30,
2015 2014 2015 2015 2014
Loss on disposal of long-lived assets, net $ 1,372 $ 19,315 $ 1,058 $ 2,430 $ 19,257
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 2 2 5
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain) (295) 167 (519) (814) (516)
Remove NGL equity losses (earnings) including gain on issuance of common units (12,117) (4,968) 305 (11,812) (16,686)
Remove gain on sale of NGL units (6,623) (7,894) (14,517)
NGL cash distribution 4,468 5,671 5,015 9,483 11,012
M&A transaction related costs 10,000 10,000
Inventory valuation adjustments including equity method investees 48 1,187 1,235
Employee severance expense 21 20 21 29
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative activities (1,415) (851) 2,645 1,230 (245)
Change in fair value of warrants 18,929 17,949
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings 6,346 4,251 6,376 12,722 7,701
Bankruptcy related expenses 2 661 189 191 877
Recovery of receivables written off at emergence (300) (664)
Non-cash equity compensation 3,427 1,466 2,777 6,204 3,796
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability $ (4,764) $ 44,361 $ 21,139 $ 16,375 $ 42,515
2015 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reconciliation
(in millions, unaudited)
Net income $ 97.5
Add: Interest expense 72.0
Add: Income tax expense 14.0
Add: Depreciation and amortization 109.0
EBITDA $ 292.5
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability 47.5
Adjusted EBITDA $ 340.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings 25.0
Non-cash equity compensation 12.5
M&A related transaction costs 10.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability $ 47.5

(1) Guidance is on a cash basis for equity investments in NGL, includes fully consolidated Rose Rock Midstream

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