HOUSTON, Feb. 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP, (NYSE:BWP) announced today that it has declared a quarterly cash distribution per common unit of $0.10 ($0.40 annualized) payable on February 23, 2017, to unitholders of record as of February 16, 2017.
The Partnership also announced its results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2016, which included the following items:
Compared with the fourth quarter of 2015, the Partnership's operating revenues in the fourth quarter of 2016 were favorably impacted by recently completed growth projects and an increase in the Partnership's parking and lending and storage services from improved market conditions.
For the full year 2016, the Partnership's operating revenues, net income and EBITDA were positively impacted by the items discussed above, as well as the Gulf South rate case and a full year of operation for the Evangeline pipeline system which was out of service for a portion of 2015.
Growth capital expenditures were $469.1 million and maintenance capital expenditures were $121.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2016.
The Partnership has scheduled a conference call for February 6, 2017, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern time to review the quarterly results, current market conditions and distribution amount. The earnings webcast may be accessed via the Boardwalk website at www.bwpmlp.com. Please access the website at least 10 minutes before the event begins to register and download and install any necessary audio software. Those interested in participating in the question and answer session of the conference call should dial (855) 793-3255 for callers in the U.S. or (631) 485-4925 for callers outside the U.S. The Conference ID to access the call is 48343899.
An online replay will be available on the Boardwalk website immediately following the call.
Non-GAAP Financial Measures - EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow
The Partnership uses non-GAAP measures to evaluate its business and performance, including EBITDA and distributable cash flow. EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and by external users of the Partnership's financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and rating agencies, to assess the Partnership's operating and financial performance, ability to generate cash and return on invested capital as compared to those of other companies in the midstream portion of the natural gas and natural gas liquids industry. Distributable cash flow is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and by external users of the Partnership's financial statements as an approximation of net operating revenues generated by the Partnership, that when realized in cash, will be available to be distributed to its unitholders and general partner.
EBITDA and distributable cash flow should not be considered alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). EBITDA and distributable cash flow are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of another company.
This release is intended to be a qualified notice under Treasury Regulation Section 1.1446-4(b). Brokers and nominees should treat 100% of Boardwalk's distributions to foreign investors as being attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, Boardwalk's distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest applicable tax rate.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP (NYSE: BWP) is a midstream master limited partnership that primarily transports and stores natural gas and liquids for its customers. Additional information about the Partnership can be found on its website at www.bwpmlp.com.
BOARDWALK PIPELINE PARTNERS, LP
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(Millions, except per unit amounts)
For the Three Months Ended December 31,
For the Year Ended December 31,
Parking and lending
Total operating revenues
Operating Costs and Expenses:
Fuel and transportation
Operation and maintenance
Administrative and general
Depreciation and amortization
Net gain on sale of operating assets
Taxes other than income taxes
Total operating costs and expenses
Other Deductions (Income):
Miscellaneous other income, net
Total other deductions
Income before income taxes
Net Income per Unit:
Net income per common unit
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding
Cash distribution declared and paid to common units
The following table presents a reconciliation of the Partnership's EBITDA and distributable cash flow to its net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, for each of the periods presented (in millions):
Cash paid for interest, net of capitalized interest
Maintenance capital expenditures
Proceeds from legal settlement
Distributable Cash Flow
Includes other non-cash items, such as asset impairments, the net gain on sale of operating assets and the related proceeds and the equity component of allowance for funds used during construction.
BOARDWALK PIPELINE PARTNERS, LPNET INCOME PER UNIT RECONCILIATION(Unaudited)
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income and the assumed allocation of net income to the common units for purposes of computing net income per unit for the three months ended December 31, 2016, (in millions, except per unit data):
Assumed allocation of undistributed net income
Assumed allocation of net income attributable to limited partner unitholders and general partner
Weighted-average units outstanding
Net income per unit
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income and the assumed allocation of net income to the common units for purposes of computing net income per unit for the three months ended December 31, 2015, (in millions, except per unit data):
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income and the assumed allocation of net income to the common units for purposes of computing net income per unit for the year ended December 31, 2016, (in millions, except per unit data):
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income and the assumed allocation of net income to the common units for purposes of computing net income per unit for the year ended December 31, 2015, (in millions, except per unit data):
INVESTOR CONTACTS:Molly Ladd Whitaker, 866-913-2122Director of Investor Relations and Corporate Communicationsir@bwpmlp.com
Jamie Buskill, 713-479-8082Senior VP, Chief Financial and Administrative Officer and Treasurer
SOURCE Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP