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Teekay LNG Partners Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

Highlights

  • Reported GAAP net loss attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders of $18.9 million (inclusive of $38.0 million write-down of conventional tankers) and adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders(1) of $20.9 million in the third quarter of 2017.

  • Generated distributable cash flow(1) of $40.2 million, or $0.50 per common unit, in the third quarter of 2017.

  • As at September 30, 2017, the Partnership had total liquidity of approximately $415 million after giving pro forma effect to the $170 million preferred equity issuance completed in October 2017.

  • In October and November 2017, the Partnership took delivery of two MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings and a 30-percent owned LNG carrier newbuilding, each of which immediately commenced charter contracts with Shell ranging between six and 20 years in duration.

  • In November 2017, the Partnership completed $327 million of new long-term financings for the Partnership's growth projects to fund an FSU for the Bahrain regasification facility and one MEGI LNG carrier newbuilding.

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Nov. 09, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Teekay GP L.L.C., the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE:TGP), today reported the Partnership’s results for the quarter ended September 30, 2017.

Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017June 30, 2017September 30, 2016
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)
GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
Voyage revenues104,285 100,904 100,658
Income from vessel operations10,322 29,871 50,634
Equity income (loss)1,417 (507)13,514
Net (loss) income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders(18,896)(16,073)50,107
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
Total cash flow from vessel operations (CFVO) (1)107,254 106,252 115,973
Distributable cash flow (DCF) (1)40,224 40,623 54,325
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders (1)20,925 17,860 32,093

(1) These are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to “Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under United States generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP).

GAAP net income and adjusted net income decreased in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period of the prior year primarily due to lower revenues from the Partnership’s six liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) carriers chartered to I.M. Skaugen SE (Skaugen) from uncollected hire; the sale of the Asian Spirit conventional tanker in the first quarter of 2017; and lower spot rates earned for certain of the vessels in the Partnership’s 50-percent owned joint venture with Exmar NV (the Exmar LPG Joint Venture). These decreases were partially offset by the deliveries of two M-Type, Electronically Controlled, Gas Injection (MEGI) liquefied natural gas (LNG) carrier newbuildings and commencement of their charter contracts between August 2016 and March 2017 and deliveries of three mid-size LPG carriers between November 2016 and July 2017 in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture. GAAP net (loss) income was also affected in the third quarter of 2017 compared to the same period of the prior year by various non-cash items, such as the write-downs of the African Spirit, Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit conventional tankers, and an increase in unrealized foreign currency exchange losses relating to the Partnership’s Euro and NOK-denominated debt.

CEO Commentary

“During the third quarter of 2017, we continued to generate stable cash flows that were in line with our expectations,” commented Mark Kremin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Teekay Gas Group Ltd.

“Since reporting earnings in August 2017, we have continued to execute on our portfolio of growth projects delivering through 2020,” Mr. Kremin continued. “In October and November 2017, we took delivery of two wholly-owned MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings and one 30-percent owned LNG carrier newbuilding, all of which immediately commenced charter contracts ranging between six and 20 years in duration with Shell. We expect these newbuilding deliveries will have a positive contribution to our cash flows and earnings beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017. Looking ahead to 2018, we expect to take delivery of an additional eight LNG carrier newbuildings, all of which are scheduled to commence charter contracts ranging between six and 28 years in duration, which we expect will provide further cash flow and earnings growth to the Partnership.”

Mr. Kremin added, “On the financing side, we continue to execute on financing our newbuilding projects and have recently completed $327 million in new debt financings relating to a floating storage unit for the Bahrain regasification project and one MEGI LNG carrier newbuilding. In addition, we have once again demonstrated access to capital markets and further strengthened our balance sheet through our recent $170 million preferred equity offering completed in October 2017.”

Summary of Recent Events

LNG Carrier Newbuilding Deliveries

In October and November 2017, the Partnership took delivery of two MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings, the Macoma and Murex, chartered to Royal Dutch Shell (Shell), which immediately commenced their six and seven-year charter contracts, plus extension options, respectively.

In October 2017, the Partnership’s 30-percent owned joint venture with China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited and CETS (an affiliate of China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)) took delivery of an LNG carrier newbuilding, the Pan Asia, which immediately commenced its 20-year charter contract with Shell.

Debt Financing Update

In November 2017, the Partnership completed a $327 million long-term debt facility to finance a Floating Storage Unit (FSU) to be chartered on a 20-year charter contract to the Bahrain regasification project commencing in the third quarter of 2018 and one MEGI LNG carrier newbuilding to be chartered on a 13-year charter contract with BP starting in early-2019.

Operating Results

The following table highlights certain financial information for Teekay LNG’s two segments: the Liquefied Gas Segment and the Conventional Tanker Segment (please refer to the “Teekay LNG’s Fleet” section of this release below and Appendices C through E for further details).

Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017September 30, 2016
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)(unaudited)(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotalLiquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
Voyage revenues92,700 11,585 104,285 87,260 13,398 100,658
Income (loss) from vessel operations44,902 (34,580)10,322 48,009 2,625 50,634
Equity income1,417 1,417 13,514 13,514
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL COMPARISON
CFVO from consolidated vessels(i)68,448 6,188 74,636 72,446 7,061 79,507
CFVO from equity-accounted vessels(i)32,618 32,618 36,466 36,466
Total CFVO(i)101,066 6,188 107,254 108,912 7,061 115,973

(i) These are non-GAAP financial measures. Please refer to “Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the Appendices to this release for definitions of these terms and reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures as used in this release to the most directly comparable financial measures under GAAP.

Liquefied Gas Segment

Income from vessel operations and cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, was impacted primarily by lower revenues from the Partnership's six LPG carriers on charter to Skaugen as a result of uncollected hire. These decreases were partially offset by the delivery of two MEGI LNG carrier newbuildings, the Oak Spirit and the Torben Spirit, which commenced their respective charter contracts in August 2016 and March 2017.

Equity income and cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, was impacted primarily by lower spot rates earned in 2017 on certain vessels in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture. This decrease was partially offset by deliveries of three mid-size LPG carriers in the Exmar LPG Joint Venture between November 2016 and July 2017. Equity income was also impacted by a decrease in net unrealized gains on designated and non-designated derivative instruments during the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same period of the prior year.

Conventional Tanker Segment

Income (loss) from vessel operations and cash flow from vessel operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017, compared to the same quarter of the prior year, were impacted by the sale of the Asian Spirit in the first quarter of 2017. Income (loss) from vessel operations for the three months ended September 30, 2017 was also impacted by $38.0 million of write-downs related to the African Spirit, Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit.

Teekay LNG's Fleet

The following table summarizes the Partnership’s fleet as of November 1, 2017:

Number of Vessels
Owned and In-Chartered Vessels(i)NewbuildingsTotal
LNG Carrier Fleet35(ii)15(ii)50
LPG/Multigas Carrier Fleet27(iii)3(iv)30
Conventional Tanker Fleet 5(v)5
Total671885

(i) Owned vessels includes vessels accounted for under capital leases.
(ii) The Partnership’s ownership interests in these vessels range from 20 percent to 100 percent.
(iii) The Partnership’s ownership interests in these vessels range from 50 percent to 99 percent.
(iv) The Partnership’s interest in these vessels is 50 percent.
(v) One of the Partnership's conventional tankers is held for sale.

Liquidity

In October 2017, the Partnership completed a public offering of $170 million of its 8.5-percent Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (Series B Preferred Units), including $20 million sold pursuant to the exercise of the underwriter's over-allotment option, raising net proceeds of approximately $164 million. The Partnership intends to use the net proceeds for general partnership purposes, which may include funding installment payments on newbuilding deliveries and debt repayments.

As of September 30, 2017, the Partnership had total liquidity of $251.0 million (comprised of $161.0 million in cash and cash equivalents and $90.0 million in undrawn credit facilities). Giving pro-forma effect to the issuance of the Series B Preferred Units completed in October 2017, the Partnership's total liquidity as at September 30, 2017 would have been approximately $415 million.

Conference Call

The Partnership plans to host a conference call on Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. (ET) to discuss the results for the third quarter of 2017. All unitholders and interested parties are invited to listen to the live conference call by choosing from the following options:

  • By dialing (800) 239-9838 or (416) 640-5942, if outside North America, and quoting conference ID code 4124786.
  • By accessing the webcast, which will be available on Teekay LNG’s website at www.teekay.com (the archive will remain on the website for a period of one year).

An accompanying Third Quarter 2017 Earnings Presentation will also be available at www.teekay.com in advance of the conference call start time.

About Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG Partners is one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of LNG carriers, providing LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services primarily under long-term, fee-based charter contracts through its interests in 50 LNG carriers (including 15 newbuildings), 30 LPG/Multigas carriers (including three newbuildings) and five conventional tankers. The Partnership's interests in these vessels range from 20 to 100 percent. In addition, the Partnership owns a 30 percent interest in a regasification facility, which is currently under construction. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership (MLP) formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE: TK) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors.

Teekay LNG Partners’ common units and preferred units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “TGP”, "TGP PR A" and "TGP PR B", respectively.

For Investor Relations
enquiries contact:

Ryan Hamilton
Tel: +1 (604) 609-2963
Website: www.teekay.com

Definitions and Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This release includes various financial measures that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under the rules of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. These non-GAAP financial measures, which include Cash Flow from Vessel Operations, Adjusted Net Income, and Distributable Cash Flow, are intended to provide additional information and should not be considered a substitute for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. In addition, these measures do not have standardized meanings, and may not be comparable to similar measures presented by other companies. The Partnership believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership’s financial performance, as does management.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Cash Flow from Vessel Operations (CFVO) represents income from vessel operations before depreciation and amortization expense, amortization of in-process revenue contracts, vessel write-downs, losses on the sale of vessels and adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis, but includes realized gains or losses on a derivative charter contract. CFVO from Consolidated Vessels represents CFVO from vessels that are consolidated on the Partnership’s financial statements. CFVO from Equity-Accounted Vessels represents the Partnership’s proportionate share of CFVO from its equity-accounted vessels. The Partnership does not control its equity-accounted vessels and as a result, the Partnership does not have the unilateral ability to determine whether the cash generated by its equity-accounted vessels is retained within the entities in which the Partnership holds the equity-accounted investments or distributed to the Partnership and other owners. In addition, the Partnership does not control the timing of such distributions to the Partnership and other owners. Consequently, readers are cautioned when using total CFVO as a liquidity measure as the amount contributed from CFVO from Equity-Accounted Vessels may not be available to the Partnership in the periods such CFVO is generated by its equity-accounted vessels. CFVO is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors and management to measure the operational financial performance of companies. Please refer to Appendices D and E of this release for reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to income from vessel operations and income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels, respectively, the most directly comparable GAAP measures reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Adjusted Net Income Attributable to the Partners and Preferred Unitholders excludes items of income or loss from GAAP net (loss) income that are typically excluded by securities analysts in their published estimates of the Partnership’s financial results. The Partnership believes that certain investors use this information to evaluate the Partnership’s financial performance, as does management. Please refer to Appendix A of this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net (loss) income, and refer to footnote (2) of the statement of (loss) income for a reconciliation of adjusted equity income to equity income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP measure reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Distributable Cash Flow (DCF) represents GAAP net (loss) income adjusted for depreciation and amortization expense, deferred income tax and other non-cash items, estimated maintenance capital expenditures, unrealized gains and losses from non-designated derivative instruments, ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes, distributions relating to equity financing of newbuilding installments, adjustments for direct financing leases to a cash basis and foreign exchange related items, including the Partnership's proportionate share of such items in equity-accounted for investments. Maintenance capital expenditures represent those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, the Partnership's capital assets. DCF is a quantitative standard used in the publicly-traded partnership investment community and by management to assist in evaluating financial performance. Please refer to Appendix B of this release for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP financial measure to net (loss) income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure reflected in the Partnership’s consolidated financial statements.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except units outstanding)

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)
Voyage revenues104,285 100,904 100,658 306,369 295,670
Voyage expenses(1,466)(996)(355)(3,899)(1,354)
Vessel operating expenses(26,724)(26,001)(22,055)(76,113)(66,320)
Depreciation and amortization(24,980)(26,794)(24,041)(77,894)(70,521)
General and administrative expenses(2,793)(4,642)(3,573)(11,592)(14,865)
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels(1)(38,000)(12,600) (50,600)(27,439)
Income from vessel operations10,322 29,871 50,634 86,271 115,171
Equity income (loss)(2)1,417 (507)13,514 6,797 52,579
Interest expense(20,091)(20,525)(15,644)(57,604)(42,910)
Interest income602 579 653 2,035 1,800
Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on non-designated derivative instruments(3)(2,178)(7,384)5,004 (8,375)(50,406)
Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain(4)(5,104)(15,825)504 (24,497)(10,139)
Other income356 390 397 1,137 1,223
Net (loss) income before tax expense(14,676)(13,401)55,062 5,764 67,318
Income tax expense(750)(236)(209)(1,143)(722)
Net (loss) income(15,426)(13,637)54,853 4,621 66,596
Non-controlling interest in net (loss) income3,470 2,436 4,746 10,533 10,556
Preferred unitholders' interest in net (loss) income2,813 2,813 8,438
General Partner's interest in net (loss) income(434)(378)1,002 (287)1,121
Limited partners’ interest in net (loss) income(21,275)(18,508)49,105 (14,063)54,919
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding:
• Basic79,626,819 79,626,819 79,571,820 79,614,731 79,567,188
• Diluted79,626,819 79,626,819 79,697,417 79,773,745 79,659,822
Total number of common units outstanding at end of period79,626,819 79,626,819 79,571,820 79,626,819 79,571,820

(1) The write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 includes impairment charges on the African Spirit, Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit Suezmax tankers. The charterer for the African Spirit notified the Partnership in August 2017 that it would redeliver the vessel to the Partnership upon its charter contract ending in November 2017, which resulted in a write-down of the vessel to its estimated market value. The charterer for the Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit, who is also the owner of these vessels, has the option to cancel the charter contracts 13 years following commencement of the respective charter contracts. In October 2017, the charterer notified the Partnership that it is marketing the Teide Spirit for sale and, upon sale of the vessel, it will concurrently terminate its existing charter contract with the Partnership. The charterer’s cancellation option for the Toledo Spirit is first exercisable in August 2018. Given the Partnership's prior experience with this charterer, the Partnership expects it will also cancel the charter contract and sell the Toledo Spirit to a third party in 2018. As a result, the Partnership wrote down the Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit to their estimated market values. The write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the three months ended June 30, 2017 and nine months ended September 30, 2017 includes the write-down of the European Spirit Suezmax tanker to its estimated market value, as the Partnership commenced marketing the vessel for sale upon receiving notification from the charterer in late-June 2017 that it will redeliver the vessel back to the Partnership in August 2017. The write-down and loss on sales of vessels for the nine months ended September 30, 2016 relates to Centrofin Management Inc. exercising its purchase options, under the 12-year charter contracts, to acquire the Bermuda Spirit and Hamilton Spirit Suezmax tankers.

(2) The Partnership’s proportionate share of items within equity income (loss) as identified in Appendix A of this release is detailed in the table below. By excluding these items from equity income (loss), the Partnership believes the resulting adjusted equity income is a normalized amount that can be used to evaluate the financial performance of the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments. Adjusted equity income is a non-GAAP financial measure.

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
Equity income (loss)1,417 (507)13,514 6,797 52,579
Proportionate share of unrealized (gain) loss on non-designated derivative instruments(1,485)182 (4,525)(3,087)1,117
Proportionate share of ineffective portion of hedge-accounted interest rate swaps968 4,109 (682)4,534 (8)
Proportionate share of other items219 211 81 460 153
Equity income adjusted for items in Appendix A1,119 3,995 8,388 8,704 53,841

(3) The realized (losses) gains on non-designated derivative instruments relate to the amounts the Partnership actually paid or received to settle non-designated derivative instruments and the unrealized gains (losses) on non-designated derivative instruments relate to the change in fair value of such non-designated derivative instruments, as detailed in the table below:

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
Realized (losses) gains relating to:
Interest rate swap agreements(4,528)(4,610)(6,494)(13,813)(19,750)
Interest rate swaption agreements termination (1,005) (610)
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract646 (135)(10)526 620
(3,882)(5,750)(6,504)(13,897)(19,130)
Unrealized gains (losses) relating to:
Interest rate swap agreements1,775 (1,866)8,436 4,211 (18,441)
Interest rate swaption agreements285 112 1,992 427 (16,765)
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative contract(356)120 1,080 884 3,930
1,704 (1,634)11,508 5,522 (31,276)
Total realized and unrealized (losses) gains on non-designated derivative instruments(2,178)(7,384)5,004 (8,375)(50,406)

(4) For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to revalue all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rates at the end of each reporting period. This revaluation does not affect the Partnership’s cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized foreign currency translation gains or losses in the Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income.

Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain includes realized losses relating to the amounts the Partnership paid to settle or terminate the Partnership’s non-designated cross-currency swaps that were entered into as economic hedges in relation to the Partnership’s Norwegian Kroner (NOK) denominated unsecured bonds and realized gains on NOK bond repurchases. Foreign currency exchange (loss) gain also includes unrealized gains relating to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments, partially offset by unrealized losses on the revaluation of the NOK bonds as detailed in the table below:

Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
September 30,June 30,September 30,September 30,September 30,
20172017201620172016
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps(1,598)(2,084)(2,283)(7,219)(6,903)
Realized losses on cross-currency swaps termination (25,733) (25,733)34,958
Realized gains on repurchase of NOK bonds 25,733 25,733
Unrealized gains on cross-currency swaps20,523 34,906 20,217 58,128
Unrealized losses on revaluation of NOK bonds(17,906)(36,325)(14,748)(54,837)(31,611)


Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

As at September 30,As at June 30,As at December 31,
201720172016
(unaudited)(unaudited)(unaudited)
ASSETS
Current
Cash and cash equivalents161,008 191,110 126,146
Restricted cash – current21,386 5,896 10,145
Accounts receivable22,079 20,600 25,224
Prepaid expenses4,345 3,484 3,724
Vessels held for sale17,000 17,000 20,580
Current portion of derivative assets1,759 1,354 531
Current portion of net investments in direct financing leases9,683 9,487 150,342
Advances to affiliates9,245 2,433 9,739
Total current assets246,505 251,364 346,431
Restricted cash – long-term71,626 102,347 106,882
Vessels and equipment
At cost, less accumulated depreciation1,316,234 1,340,138 1,374,128
Vessels under capital leases, at cost, less accumulated depreciation643,973 674,771 484,253
Advances on newbuilding contracts492,800 388,366 357,602
Total vessels and equipment2,453,007 2,403,275 2,215,983
Investment in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures1,114,709 1,074,430 1,037,726
Net investments in direct financing leases624,122 624,484 492,666
Other assets1,440 3,335 5,529
Derivative assets9,324 2,576 4,692
Intangible assets – net63,293 65,506 69,934
Goodwill – liquefied gas segment35,631 35,631 35,631
Total assets4,619,657 4,562,948 4,315,474
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current
Accounts payable2,240 2,884 5,562
Accrued liabilities38,056 39,280 35,881
Unearned revenue20,283 18,701 16,998
Current portion of long-term debt516,232 205,881 188,511
Current obligations under capital lease108,592 95,355 40,353
Current portion of in-process contracts9,050 10,527 15,833
Current portion of derivative liabilities69,964 42,060 56,800
Advances from affiliates9,864 11,474 15,492
Total current liabilities774,281 426,162 375,430
Long-term debt1,380,175 1,618,131 1,602,715
Long-term obligations under capital lease595,674 574,484 352,486
Long-term unearned revenue9,358 9,682 10,332
Other long-term liabilities58,432 59,338 60,573
In-process contracts2,418 4,019 8,233
Derivative liabilities59,312 102,165 128,293
Total liabilities2,879,650 2,793,981 2,538,062
Equity
Limited partners – common units1,516,634 1,548,935 1,563,852
Limited partners – preferred units123,520 123,520 123,426
General partner49,690 50,348 50,653
Accumulated other comprehensive income1,747 1,184 575
Partners' equity1,691,591 1,723,987 1,738,506
Non-controlling interest48,416 44,980 38,906
Total equity1,740,007 1,768,967 1,777,412
Total liabilities and total equity4,619,657 4,562,948 4,315,474


Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Nine Months Ended
September 30,September 30,
20172016
(unaudited)(unaudited)
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
Net income4,621 66,596
Non-cash items:
Unrealized (gain) loss on non-designated derivative instruments(5,522)31,276
Depreciation and amortization77,894 70,521
Write-down and loss on sales of vessels50,600 27,439
Unrealized foreign currency exchange gain and other(7,845)(4,476)
Equity income, net of dividends received of $28,781 (2016 – $32,851)21,984 (19,728)
Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense755 1,044
Change in operating assets and liabilities1,804 (15,177)
Expenditures for dry docking(17,067)(6,574)
Net operating cash flow127,224 150,921
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt249,682 259,922
Debt issuance costs(1,765)(562)
Scheduled repayments of long-term debt(136,582)(141,505)
Prepayments of long-term debt(67,040)(195,789)
Scheduled repayments of capital lease obligations(27,411)(17,477)
Decrease in restricted cash22,196 13,086
Cash distributions paid(42,462)(34,099)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest(658)(1,167)
Other(605)
Net financing cash flow(4,645)(117,591)
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Capital contributions to equity-accounted joint ventures(143,513)(32,994)
Return of capital from equity-accounted joint ventures40,320
Receipts from direct financing leases9,203 18,262
Proceeds from sale of vessels20,580 94,311
Proceeds from sale-leaseback of vessels335,830 355,306
Expenditures for vessels and equipment(350,137)(302,301)
Net investing cash flow(87,717)132,584
Increase in cash and cash equivalents34,862 165,914
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of the period126,146 102,481
Cash and cash equivalents, end of the period161,008 268,395


Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
Appendix A - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted Net Income
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
20172016
(unaudited)(unaudited)
Net (loss) income – GAAP basis(15,426)54,853
Less: Net (loss) income attributable to non-controlling interests(3,470)(4,746)
Net (loss) income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders(18,896)50,107
Add (subtract) specific items affecting net income:
Write-down of vessels(1)38,000
Unrealized foreign currency exchange losses (gains)(2)3,548 (2,685)
Unrealized (gains) losses on non-designated and designated derivative instruments and other items from equity–accounted investees(3)(298)(5,126)
Unrealized gains on non-designated derivative instruments(4)(1,704)(11,508)
Ineffective portion on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments included in interest expense8 130
Non-controlling interests’ share of items above(5)267 1,175
Total adjustments39,821 (18,014)
Adjusted net income attributable to the partners and preferred unitholders20,925 32,093

(1) Write-down of vessels relate to the Partnership's impairment charges on the African Spirit, Teide Spirit and Toledo Spirit. See Note 1 to the Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income included in this release for further details.

(2) Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains) primarily relate to the Partnership’s revaluation of all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each reporting period and unrealized (gains) losses on the cross-currency swaps economically hedging the Partnership’s NOK bonds. This amount excludes the realized losses relating to the cross-currency swaps for the NOK bonds. See Note 4 to the Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income included in this release for further details.

(3) Reflects the unrealized (gains) losses due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes and any ineffectiveness for derivative instruments designated as hedges for accounting purposes within the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments. See Note 2 to the Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income included in this release for further details.

(4) Reflects the unrealized gains due to changes in the mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. See Note 3 to the Consolidated Statements of (Loss) Income included in this release for further details.

(5) Items affecting net (loss) income include items from the Partnership’s consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiaries. The specific items affecting net income are analyzed to determine whether any of the amounts originated from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary. Each amount that originates from a consolidated non-wholly-owned subsidiary is multiplied by the non-controlling interests’ percentage share in this subsidiary to arrive at the non-controlling interests’ share of the amount. The amount identified as “non-controlling interests’ share of items listed above” in the table above is the cumulative amount of the non-controlling interests’ proportionate share of the other specific items affecting net (loss) income listed in the table.


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Appendix B - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except units outstanding and per unit data)

Three Months Ended
September 30,
20172016
(unaudited)(unaudited)
Net (loss) income:(15,426)54,853
Add:
Write-down of vessels38,000
Depreciation and amortization24,980 24,041
Partnership’s share of equity–accounted joint ventures' DCF net of estimated maintenance capital expenditures(1)11,008 16,397
Unrealized foreign currency exchange losses (gains) 3,548 (2,685)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized1,901 5,247
Distributions relating to equity financing of newbuildings1,589
Less:
Deferred income tax and other non-cash items(894)(1,012)
Equity income(1,417)(13,514)
Unrealized gains on non-designated derivative instruments(1,704)(11,508)
Distributions relating to preferred units(2,813)
Estimated maintenance capital expenditures(13,232)(12,065)
Distributable Cash Flow before Non-controlling interest45,540 59,754
Non-controlling interests’ share of DCF before estimated maintenance capital expenditures(5,316)(5,429)
Distributable Cash Flow40,224 54,325
Amount of cash distributions attributable to the General Partner(227)(227)
Limited partners' Distributable Cash Flow39,997 54,098
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding79,626,819 79,571,820
Distributable Cash Flow per limited partner common unit0.50 0.68

(1) The estimated maintenance capital expenditures relating to the Partnership’s share of equity-accounted joint ventures were $8.3 million and $7.6 million for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.


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Appendix C - Supplemental Segment Information
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Voyage revenues92,700 11,585 104,285
Voyage expenses(716)(750)(1,466)
Vessel operating expenses(22,172)(4,552)(26,724)
Depreciation and amortization(22,580)(2,400)(24,980)
General and administrative expenses(2,330)(463)(2,793)
Write-down of vessels (38,000)(38,000)
Income (loss) from vessel operations44,902 (34,580)10,322
Three Months Ended September 30, 2016
(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Voyage revenues87,260 13,398 100,658
Voyage expenses(175)(180)(355)
Vessel operating expenses(16,751)(5,304)(22,055)
Depreciation and amortization(19,317)(4,724)(24,041)
General and administrative expenses(3,008)(565)(3,573)
Income from vessel operations48,009 2,625 50,634


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Appendix D - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Consolidated Vessels
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Three Months Ended September 30, 2017
(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Income (loss) from vessel operations (See Appendix C)44,902 (34,580)10,322
Depreciation and amortization22,580 2,400 24,980
Write-down of vessels 38,000 38,000
Amortization of in-process contracts included in voyage revenues(935)(278)(1,213)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized1,901 1,901
Realized gain on Toledo Spirit derivative contract 646 646
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels68,448 6,188 74,636
Three Months Ended September 30, 2016
(unaudited)
Liquefied Gas SegmentConventional Tanker SegmentTotal
Income from vessel operations (See Appendix C)48,009 2,625 50,634
Depreciation and amortization19,317 4,724 24,041
Amortization of in-process contracts included in voyage revenues(127)(278)(405)
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized5,247 5,247
Realized loss on Toledo Spirit derivative contract (10)(10)
Cash flow from vessel operations from consolidated vessels72,446 7,061 79,507


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Appendix E - Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Cash Flow from Vessel Operations from Equity-Accounted Vessels
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Three Months Ended
September 30, 2017September 30, 2016
(unaudited)(unaudited)
AtPartnership'sAtPartnership's
100%Portion(1)100%Portion(1)
Voyage revenues117,013 52,310 125,278 56,502
Voyage expenses(3,933)(2,015)(5,398)(2,730)
Vessel operating expenses and general and administrative expenses(43,631)(20,246)(41,465)(19,384)
Depreciation and amortization(29,201)(14,486)(25,771)(12,899)
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels40,248 15,563 52,644 21,489
Other items, including interest expense and realized and unrealized gain (loss) on derivative instruments(31,322)(14,146)(15,012)(7,975)
Net income / equity income of equity-accounted vessels8,926 1,417 37,632 13,514
Income from vessel operations of equity-accounted vessels40,248 15,563 52,644 21,489
Depreciation and amortization29,201 14,486 25,771 12,899
Direct finance lease payments received in excess of revenue recognized10,018 3,636 9,333 3,388
Amortization of in-process revenue contracts(2,065)(1,067)(2,553)(1,310)
Cash flow from vessel operations from equity-accounted vessels77,402 32,618 85,195 36,466

(1) The Partnership's equity-accounted vessels for the three months ended September 30, 2017 and 2016 include: the Partnership’s 40 percent ownership interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership’s ownership interests of 49 percent and 50 percent, respectively, in the Excalibur and Excelsior joint ventures, which own one LNG carrier and one regasification unit, respectively; the Partnership’s 33 percent ownership interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership’s 52 percent ownership interest in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni joint venture, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 23 vessels, including three newbuildings, as at September 30, 2017, compared to 23 vessels owned and in-chartered, including five newbuildings, as at September 30, 2016; the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings and 20 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for Shell; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in six ARC7 Ice-Class LNG carrier newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited; and the Partnership's 30 percent ownership interest in Bahrain LNG W.L.L., which owns an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction in Bahrain.


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Appendix F - Summarized Financial Information of Equity-Accounted Joint Ventures
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

As at September 30, 2017As at December 31, 2016
(unaudited)(unaudited)
AtPartnership'sAtPartnership's
100%Portion(1)100%Portion(1)
Cash and restricted cash, current and non-current334,695 139,527 400,090 167,813
Other current assets47,077 20,383 72,437 33,817
Vessels and equipment2,219,304 1,142,365 2,174,467 1,121,293
Advances on newbuilding contracts1,157,300 420,494 824,534 303,162
Net investments in direct financing leases, current and non-current1,788,979 655,602 1,816,365 665,599
Other non-current assets76,737 50,635 73,814 44,177
Total assets5,624,092 2,429,006 5,361,707 2,335,861
Current portion of long-term debt and obligations under capital lease147,205 67,279 209,814 99,994
Current portion of derivative liabilities25,170 8,444 27,388 9,622
Other current liabilities83,491 36,785 76,480 32,068
Long-term debt and obligations under capital lease2,755,740 1,135,713 2,677,447 1,087,425
Shareholders' loans, current and non-current368,444 131,439 545,028 272,514
Derivative liabilities82,468 27,259 82,738 27,526
Other long-term liabilities75,128 38,817 80,170 41,500
Equity2,086,446 983,270 1,662,642 765,212
Total liabilities and equity5,624,092 2,429,006 5,361,707 2,335,861
Investments in equity-accounted joint ventures 983,270 765,212
Advances to equity-accounted joint ventures 131,439 272,514
Investments in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures 1,114,709 1,037,726

(1) The Partnership's equity-accounted joint ventures as at September 30, 2017 and December 31, 2016 include: the Partnership’s 40 percent ownership interest in Teekay Nakilat (III) Corporation, which owns four LNG carriers; the Partnership’s ownership interests of 49 percent and 50 percent, respectively, in the Excalibur and Excelsior joint ventures, which own one LNG carrier and one regasification unit, respectively; the Partnership’s 33 percent ownership interest in four LNG carriers servicing the Angola LNG project; the Partnership’s 52 percent ownership interest in the Teekay LNG-Marubeni joint venture, which owns six LNG carriers; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in Exmar LPG BVBA, which owns and in-charters 23 vessels, including three newbuildings, as at September 30, 2017, compared to 23 vessels owned and in-chartered, including four newbuildings, as at December 31, 2016; the Partnership’s 30 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings and 20 percent ownership interest in two LNG carrier newbuildings for Shell; the Partnership’s 50 percent ownership interest in six ARC7 Ice-Class LNG carrier newbuildings in the joint venture between the Partnership and China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited; and the Partnership's 30 percent ownership interest in Bahrain LNG W.L.L., which owns an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction in Bahrain.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management’s current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the effects of recent and future newbuilding deliveries on the Partnership’s cash flows and earnings; the timing of newbuilding vessel deliveries and the commencement of related contracts; and the Partnership's access to capital markets. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: potential shipyard and project construction delays, newbuilding specification changes or cost overruns; changes in production of LNG or LPG, either generally or in particular regions; changes in trading patterns or timing of start-up of new LNG liquefaction and regasification projects significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts of existing vessels in the Partnership's fleet; the inability of charterers to make future charter payments; the inability of the Partnership to renew or replace long-term contracts on existing vessels; the Partnership's or the Partnership's joint ventures' ability to secure financing for its existing newbuildings and projects; and other factors discussed in Teekay LNG Partners’ filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. The Partnership expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Partnership’s expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Source:Teekay LNG Partners L.P.