SemGroup Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2015 Results

Dividend Increased 50% Year-Over-Year and 7% Sequentially

Year-To-Date 2015 Adjusted EBITDA Increased 11% Over 2014

TULSA, Okla., Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced its financial results for the three months and nine months ended September 30, 2015.

SemGroup's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $75.9 million for the third quarter 2015, a decrease of approximately 4% year-over-year as compared to third quarter 2014 results of $79.4 million, and down 5% as compared to $80.0 million for the second quarter 2015.

Year-to-date 2015, SemGroup reported $226.0 million in Adjusted EBITDA, an 11% increase as compared to $204.2 million for the same period last year. Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to net income below.

"SemGroup continues to navigate the challenging market conditions facing our industry, which have resulted in slower growth and lower volumes impacting our quarterly results," said Carlin Conner, president and chief executive officer of SemGroup. "Despite these headwinds, SemGroup continues to grow and show resiliency. During the quarter we increased our dividend payout for the eleventh consecutive quarter underscoring our strong balance sheet and commitment to shareholders. SemGroup’s financial flexibility positions us to manage through industry down cycles and capitalize on value-enhancing growth opportunities."

SemGroup reported revenues for the third quarter 2015 of $397.1 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $4.9 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, compared to revenues of $594.2 million with a net income attributable to SemGroup of $25.3 million, or $0.59 per diluted share, for the third quarter 2014. For the second quarter 2015, revenues totaled $377.2 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $23.3 million, or $0.53 per diluted share.

For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, SemGroup reported revenues of $1,072.6 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $29.6 million, or $0.67 per diluted share, compared to revenues of $1,575.3 million with a net income attributable to SemGroup of $21.2 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, for the same period in 2014.

The SemGroup board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of $0.45 per share, representing an annualized dividend of $1.80 per share. This marks the eleventh consecutive increase in the quarterly cash distribution to SemGroup shareholders and represents a 50% increase year-over-year compared to the third quarter 2014 dividend of $0.30 per share and a 7% increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. The dividend will be paid on November 24, 2015 to all common shareholders of record on November 16, 2015.

2015 Guidance
Due to market conditions and the impact of foreign exchange, SemGroup previously guided to the lower end of its 2015 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA guidance range of between $320 to $360 million. Maintaining that conservative outlook, the company is revising its 2015 guidance to a range of between $305 and $315 million. The company is currently forecasted to spend approximately $650 million in capital investments in 2015, decreased from $775 million previously guided. Although SemGroup expects its projects to be completed on time, we have updated our spending projections to reflect anticipated timing of payments as well as some minor reductions in spending plans. SemGroup continues to allocate more than 90% of its capex to growth projects.

Earnings Conference Call
SemGroup will host a joint conference call with Rose Rock Midstream®, L.P. (NYSE:RRMS) for investors tomorrow, November 6, 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 3528017. 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 third 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)
September 30, 2015 December 31, 2014
Current assets$571,241 $479,280
Property, plant and equipment, net1,474,947 1,256,825
Goodwill and other intangible assets222,432 231,391
Equity method investments547,448 577,920
Other noncurrent assets, net61,500 44,386
Total assets$2,877,568 $2,589,802
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt$37 $40
Other current liabilities378,133 391,622
Total current liabilities378,170 391,662
Long-term debt, excluding current portion1,044,468 767,092
Other noncurrent liabilities220,768 211,611
Total liabilities1,643,406 1,370,365
Total owners' equity1,234,162 1,219,437
Total liabilities and owners' equity$2,877,568 $2,589,802

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,
Revenues$397,065 $594,235 $377,226 $1,072,601 $1,575,342
Costs of products sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below274,639 458,063 244,158 710,869 1,211,703
Operating53,267 69,377 60,800 167,157 179,579
General and administrative23,045 23,296 22,917 78,272 63,882
Depreciation and amortization26,022 25,200 24,674 74,430 70,899
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets, net(951)1,376 1,372 1,479 20,633
Total expenses376,022 577,312 353,921 1,032,207 1,546,696
Earnings from equity method investments16,237 14,223 23,903 60,699 48,372
Gain on issuance of common units by equity method investee136 18,772 5,897 6,033 26,899
Operating income37,416 49,918 53,105 107,126 103,917
Other expenses (income), net17,829 (6,368)9,809 33,725 30,618
Income from continuing operations before income taxes19,587 56,286 43,296 73,401 73,299
Income tax expense10,006 24,090 14,861 29,609 33,944
Income from continuing operations9,581 32,196 28,435 43,792 39,355
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(1) (2)(3)(5)
Net income9,580 32,196 28,433 43,789 39,350
Less: net income attributable to noncontrolling interests4,707 6,934 5,136 14,153 18,184
Net income attributable to SemGroup Corporation$4,873 $25,262 $23,297 $29,636 $21,166
Net income attributable to SemGroup Corporation$4,873 $25,262 $23,297 $29,636 $21,166
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes(20,210)(10,331)5,520 (23,750)(6,618)
Comprehensive income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(15,337)$14,931 $28,817 $5,886 $14,548
Net income per common share:
Basic$0.11 $0.59 $0.53 $0.68 $0.50
Diluted$0.11 $0.59 $0.53 $0.67 $0.49
Weighted average shares (thousands):
Basic43,808 42,708 43,798 43,775 42,674
Diluted43,971 43,013 44,013 43,969 42,976

Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA:
(in thousands, unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,
Net income$9,580 $32,196 $28,433 $43,789 $39,350
Add: Interest expense19,170 14,807 16,822 50,583 34,394
Add: Income tax expense10,006 24,090 14,861 29,609 33,944
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense26,022 25,200 24,674 74,430 70,899
EBITDA64,778 96,293 84,790 198,411 178,587
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability11,171 (16,868)(4,764)27,546 25,647
Adjusted EBITDA$75,949 $79,425 $80,026 $225,957 $204,234

Selected Non-Cash Items and
Other Items Impacting Comparability
(in thousands, unaudited)
Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,
Loss (gain) on disposal or impairment of long-lived assets, net$(951)$1,376 $1,372 $1,479 $20,633
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes1 2 3 5
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)(385)128 (295)(1,199)(388)
Remove NGL equity losses (earnings) including gain on issuance of common units742 (14,290)(12,117)(11,070)(30,976)
Remove gain on sale of NGL units (26,748)(6,623)(14,517)(26,748)
NGL cash distribution4,752 6,450 4,468 14,235 17,462
M&A transaction related costs 10,000
Inventory valuation adjustments including equity method investees142 48 1,377
Employee severance expense21 90 21 42 119
Unrealized gain on derivative activities(4,546)(411)(1,415)(3,316)(656)
Change in fair value of warrants 5,550 23,499
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings6,412 4,887 6,346 19,134 12,588
Bankruptcy related expenses33 116 2 224 993
Charitable contributions 3,298 3,298
Legal settlement expense3,394 3,394
Recovery of receivables written off at emergence (664)
Non-cash equity compensation1,556 2,686 3,427 7,760 6,482
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability$11,171 $(16,868)$(4,764)$27,546 $25,647

2015 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reconciliation
(in millions, unaudited)
Net income$62.0
Add: Interest expense69.0
Add: Income tax expense38.0
Add: Depreciation and amortization104.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability37.0
Adjusted EBITDA$310.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings25.5
Loss on disposal1.5
Foreign currency transaction gain(1.2)
Inventory valuation adjustments including equity method investees1.4
Remove gain on sale of NGL units(14.5)
Non-cash equity compensation10.9
M&A related transaction costs10.0
Legal settlement expense3.4
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability$37.0

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

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