SemGroup Corporation Reports First Quarter 2016 Results

TULSA, Okla., May 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2016.

SemGroup reported revenues for the first quarter 2016 of $314.9 million with net loss attributable to SemGroup of $15.3 million, or $0.35 per diluted share, compared to revenues of $382.5 million with a net income attributable to SemGroup of $0.7 million, or $0.02 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2015. For the first quarter 2015, revenues totaled $298.3 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $1.5 million, or $0.03 per diluted share. Included in the first quarter 2016 net loss of $15.3 million is $52.9 million of non-cash impairment charges related to the company’s SemGas business and its non-controlling investment in NGL Energy Partners LP (NGL Energy).

SemGroup's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $77.7 million for the first quarter 2016, an increase of approximately 11% year-over-year as compared to first quarter 2015 results of $70.0 million, a decrease of 2% as compared to fourth quarter 2015 results of $79.3 million. Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to net income below.

"We are off to a solid start for 2016, remaining consistent with the prior quarter and meeting expectations," said Carlin Conner, president and chief executive officer of SemGroup. "Maintaining our conservative price outlook, and considering the sale of all of our limited partnership units of NGL Energy and their associated distributions, we expect to be below the midpoint of our 2016 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA guidance. We ended the first quarter of 2016 with ample liquidity, a strong balance sheet and credit metrics that are favorable to our targeted levels."

First Quarter 2016 Dividend
The SemGroup board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of $0.45 per share, resulting in an annualized dividend of $1.80 per share. This represents an increase of approximately 18% over the dividend of $0.38 per share with respect to the first quarter of 2015. The dividend will be paid on May 26, 2016 to all common shareholders of record on May 16, 2016.

Recent Development
On April 27, 2016, the company sold all of its NGL Energy limited partner units for $60.5 million. We plan to use the proceeds from the sale to pay down debt. The company maintains its 11.78% interest in NGL Energy's general partner.

2016 Guidance
SemGroup reaffirms 2016 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA guidance of between $270 and $320 million. Due primarily to the company's recent sale of NGL Energy limited partner units, the company expects to come in below the midpoint of its guidance range. The company is on track to deploy approximately $455 million in capital investments in 2016. The company expects to maintain its current dividend of $0.45 per share and dividend coverage of approximately 1.2 times throughout 2016. Cash Available for Dividends, which is a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to its most directly comparable GAAP measure below.

Earnings Conference Call
SemGroup will host a joint conference call with Rose Rock Midstream®, L.P. (NYSE:RRMS) for investors tomorrow, May 6, 2016, at 11 a.m. ET. The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing 1.855.239.1101, or for international callers, 1.412.524.4117. 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 first quarter 2016 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
SemGroup’s non-GAAP measures, Adjusted EBITDA and cash available for dividends, are not GAAP measures and are not intended to be used in lieu of GAAP presentation of net income (loss), which is the most closely associated GAAP measure. 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 presentation. Cash available for dividends is based on Adjusted EBITDA, as described above, adjusted to exclude the earnings of our subsidiary, Rose Rock Midstream, cash income taxes, cash interest expense and maintenance capital expenditures and include cash distributions received from Rose Rock Midstream.

These measures may be used periodically by management when discussing our financial results with investors and analysts and are presented as management believes they provide additional information and metrics relative to the performance of our businesses. These non-GAAP financial measures have important limitations as analytical tools because they exclude some, but not all, items that affect the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures. You should not consider non-GAAP measures in isolation or as substitutes for analysis of our results as reported under GAAP. Management compensates for the limitations of our non-GAAP measures as analytical tools by reviewing the comparable GAAP measures, understanding the differences between the non-GAAP measure and the most comparable GAAP measure and incorporating this knowledge into its decision-making processes. We believe that investors benefit from having access to the same financial measures that our management uses in evaluating our operating results. Because all companies do not use identical calculations, our presentations of non-GAAP measures may be different from similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility.

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 and our current and expected dividends or to fund our other liquidity needs, the ability of our subsidiary, Rose Rock Midstream, L.P. (NYSE:RRMS), to generate sufficient cash flow from operations to provide the level of cash distributions we expect; any sustained reduction in demand for, or supply of, the petroleum products we gather, transport, process, market and store; the effect of our debt level on our future financial and operating flexibility, including our ability to obtain additional capital on terms that are favorable to us; our ability to access the debt and equity markets, which will depend on general market conditions and the credit ratings for our debt obligations and equity; the loss of, or a material nonpayment or nonperformance by, any of our key customers; the amount of cash distributions, capital requirements and performance of our investments and joint ventures; the amount of collateral required to be posted from time to time in our purchase, sale or derivative transactions; the impact of operational and developmental hazards and unforeseen interruptions; our ability to obtain new sources of supply of petroleum products; competition from other midstream energy companies; our ability to comply with the covenants contained in our credit agreements and the indentures governing our senior notes, including requirements under our credit agreements to maintain certain financial ratios; our ability to renew or replace expiring storage, transportation and related contracts; the overall forward markets for crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids; the possibility that the construction or acquisition of new assets may not result in the corresponding anticipated revenue increases; changes in currency exchange rates; weather and other natural phenomena, including climate conditions; a cyber attack involving our information systems and related infrastructure, or that of our business associates; 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; costs of, or changes in, laws and regulations and our failure to comply with new or existing laws or regulations, particularly with regard to taxes, safety and protection of the environment; the possibility that our hedging activities may result in losses or may have a negative impact on our financial results; general economic, market and business conditions; 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)

March 31, 2016December 31, 2015
Current assets$449,102 $480,381
Property, plant and equipment, net1,629,751 1,566,821
Goodwill and other intangible assets194,504 210,255
Equity method investments503,914 551,078
Other noncurrent assets, net24,561 45,374
Total assets$2,801,832 $2,853,909
Current liabilities:
Current portion of long-term debt$27 $31
Other current liabilities316,699 376,996
Total current liabilities316,726 377,027
Long-term debt, excluding current portion1,122,588 1,057,816
Other noncurrent liabilities204,150 222,710
Total liabilities1,643,464 1,657,553
Total owners' equity1,158,368 1,196,356
Total liabilities and owners' equity$2,801,832 $2,853,909

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

Three Months Ended
March 31,December 31,
Revenues$314,851 $298,310 $382,493
Costs of products sold, exclusive of depreciation and amortization shown below196,947 192,072 268,680
Operating50,192 53,090 57,286
General and administrative21,060 32,310 19,094
Depreciation and amortization24,047 23,734 26,452
Loss on disposal or impairment, net13,307 1,058 9,993
Total expenses305,553 302,264 381,505
Earnings from equity method investments23,071 20,559 20,687
Gain (loss) on issuance of common units by equity method investee(41) 352
Operating income32,328 16,605 22,027
Other expenses, net59,981 6,087 19,082
Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes(27,653)10,518 2,945
Income tax expense (benefit)(21,407)4,742 3,921
Income (loss) from continuing operations(6,246)5,776 (976)
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes(2) (1)
Net income (loss)(6,248)5,776 (977)
Less: net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests9,020 4,310 (1,661)
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(15,268)$1,466 $684
Net income (loss) attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(15,268)$1,466 $684
Other comprehensive loss, net of income taxes(4,109)(9,060)(7,671)
Comprehensive loss attributable to SemGroup Corporation$(19,377)$(7,594)$(6,987)
Net income (loss) per common share:
Basic$(0.35)$0.03 $0.02
Diluted$(0.35)$0.03 $0.02
Weighted average shares (thousands):
Basic43,870 43,717 43,824
Diluted43,870 43,940 43,971

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

Three Months Ended
March 31,December 31,
Net income (loss)$(6,248)$5,776 $(977)
Add: Interest expense18,935 14,591 19,092
Add: Income tax expense (benefit)(21,407)4,742 3,921
Add: Depreciation and amortization expense24,047 23,734 26,452
EBITDA15,327 48,843 48,488
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability62,340 21,139 30,837
Adjusted EBITDA$77,667 $69,982 $79,325

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

Three Months Ended
March 31,December 31,
Loss on disposal or impairment, net$13,307 $1,058 $9,993
Loss from discontinued operations, net of income taxes2 1
Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)1,469 (519)132
Remove NGL equity losses (earnings) including gain on issuance of common units(2,191)305 (346)
Remove loss (gain) on impairment or sale of NGL units39,764 (7,894)
NGL cash distribution4,873 5,015 4,839
M&A transaction related costs 10,000
Inventory valuation adjustments including equity method investees 1,187 1,810
Employee severance expense259 48
Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative activities(4,548)2,645 5,330
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings6,539 6,376 6,173
Bankruptcy related expenses 189
Non-cash equity compensation2,866 2,777 2,857
Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability$62,340 $21,139 $30,837

2016 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reconciliation(1)
(in millions, unaudited)
Net income$34.0
Add: Interest expense83.0
Add: Income tax expense10.0
Add: Depreciation and amortization126.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability42.0
Adjusted EBITDA$295.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability
Depreciation and amortization included within equity earnings$28.0
Non-cash equity compensation14.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability$42.0
(1) Adjusted EBITDA guidance is on a cash basis for equity investments in NGL
Partners LP, and includes fully consolidated Rose Rock Midstream

2016 Cash Available for Dividends Guidance Reconciliation(2)
(in millions, unaudited)
Net income$34.0
Add: Interest expense83.0
Add: Income tax expense10.0
Add: Depreciation and amortization126.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability(63.0)
SemGroup Stand-alone Adjusted EBITDA$190.0
Less: Cash interest expense29.0
Less: Cash paid for income taxes10.0
Less: Maintenance capital expenditures45.0
Cash available for dividends$106.0
Expected dividends declared$79.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability
Rose Rock EBITDA$(148.5)
Rose Rock distributions received, net of General Partner support74.5
Non-cash equity compensation11.0
Selected Non-Cash and Other Items Impacting Comparability$(63.0)
(2) Cash available for dividends guidance is on a cash basis for equity
investments in NGL Energy Partners LP

Contacts: Investor Relations: Alisa Perkins 918-524-8081 Media: Kiley Roberson 918-524-8594

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