NuStar GP Holdings, LLC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Results Declares Quarterly Distribution of $0.545 per unit 2013 Results Should Benefit from NuStar Energy’s Recent Eagle Ford Asset Acquisition Business Wire SAN ANTONIO -- February 1, 2013 NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE: NSH) today announced that distributable cash flow available to unitholders for the fourth quarter of 2012 was $23.3 million, or $0.55 per unit, compared to $21.5 million, or $0.51 per unit, for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, distributable cash flow available to unitholders was $90.8 million, or $2.13 per unit, compared to $84.3 million, or $1.98 per unit in 2011. Fourth quarter 2012 net income was $5.1 million, or $0.12 per unit, compared to $19.0 million, or $0.45 per unit, for the fourth quarter of 2011. For the year ended December 31, 2012, net income was $2.1 million, or $0.05 per unit, compared to $69.6 million, or $1.64 per unit in 2011. With respect to the quarterly distribution to unitholders for the fourth quarter of 2012, NuStar GP Holdings, LLC announced that its board of directors has declared a distribution of $0.545 per unit. The fourth quarter 2012 distribution will be paid on February 19, 2013, to holders of record as of February 11, 2013. “Due primarily to the cash flow benefits realized as a result of NuStar Energy L.P. issuing equity during the third quarter of 2012, NuStar GP Holdings, LLC was able to increase its 2012 total distributions by 6.6%. Total 2012 declared distributions of $2.11 per unit were $0.13 per unit higher than the $1.98 per unit distribution declared in 2011,” said Curt Anastasio, President and Chief Executive Officer of NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC. In regard to NuStar GP Holdings, LLC future results Anastasio stated, “NuStar Energy’s recent crude oil asset acquisition and upcoming natural gas liquids asset acquisition from TexStar Midstream Services LP should provide NuStar GP Holdings, LLC with increased net income and distributable cash flow over the next couple of years which should lead to additional future distribution growth.” A conference call with management is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. ET (2:00 p.m. CT) today, February 1, 2013, to discuss the financial and operational results for the fourth quarter of 2012. Investors interested in listening to the presentation may call 800/622-7620, passcode 84162009. International callers may access the presentation by dialing 706/645-0327, passcode 84162009. The company intends to have a playback available following the presentation, which may be accessed by calling 800/585-8367, passcode 84162009. International callers may access the playback by calling 404/537-3406, passcode 84162009. A live broadcast of the conference call will also be available on the company’s Web site at www.nustargpholdings.com. NuStar GP Holdings, LLC is a publicly traded limited liability company that owns the two percent general partner interest, a 13.0 percent limited partner interest and the incentive distribution rights in NuStar Energy L.P., one of the largest independent liquids terminal operators in the nation. NuStar has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the Caribbean, the United Kingdom and Turkey. For more information, visit NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s Web site at www.nustargpholdings.com. This release serves as qualified notice to nominees under Treasury Regulation Sections 1.1446-4(b)(4) and (d). Please note that 100% of NuStar’s distributions to foreign investors are attributable to income that is effectively connected with a United States trade or business. Accordingly, all of NuStar’s distributions to foreign investors are subject to federal income tax withholding at the highest effective tax rate for individuals and corporations, as applicable. Nominees, and not NuStar, are treated as the withholding agents responsible for withholding on the distributions received by them on behalf of foreign investors. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements This press release includes forward-looking statements regarding future events. All forward-looking statements are based on the company's beliefs as well as assumptions made by and information currently available to the company. These statements reflect the company's current views with respect to future events and are subject to various risks, uncertainties and assumptions. These risks, uncertainties and assumptions are discussed in NuStar Energy L.P. and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC’s 2011 annual reports on Form 10-K and subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. NuStar GP Holdings, LLC Consolidated Financial Information (Unaudited, Thousands of Dollars, Except Unit and Per Unit Data) Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Statement of Income Data: Equity in earnings (loss) of $ 6,893 $ 12,526 $ (4,578 ) $ 65,783 NuStar Energy L.P. General and administrative (1,031 ) (1,063 ) (3,337 ) (3,298 ) expenses Other (expense) (1,007 ) 7,877 9,801 7,320 income, net Interest (182 ) (111 ) (624 ) (570 ) expense, net Income before income tax 4,673 19,229 1,262 69,235 benefit (expense) Income tax benefit 452 (199 ) 866 401 (expense) Net income $ 5,125 $ 19,030 $ 2,128 $ 69,636 Basic and diluted net $ 0.12 $ 0.45 $ 0.05 $ 1.64 income per unit Equity in Earnings (Loss) of NuStar Energy L.P.: General partner $ (428 ) $ 409 $ (5,356 ) $ 3,703 interest General partner 10,805 9,816 41,242 36,319 incentive distribution General partner's interest in (loss) earnings and 10,377 10,225 35,886 40,022 incentive distributions of NuStar Energy L.P. Limited partner interest in (loss) (2,763 ) 3,022 (37,580 ) 28,645 earnings of NuStar Energy L.P. Amortization of step-up in basis related to NuStar (721 ) (721 ) (2,884 ) (2,884 ) Energy L.P.'s assets and liabilities Equity in earnings (loss) of $ 6,893 $ 12,526 $ (4,578 ) $ 65,783 NuStar Energy L.P. Distributable Cash Flow (Note 1): Cash distributions from NuStar Energy L.P. associated with: General partner $ 1,961 $ 1,782 $ 7,486 $ 6,630 interest General partner 10,805 9,816 41,242 36,326 incentive distribution Limited partner 11,344 11,292 45,152 44,842 interest - common units Total cash distributions expected from 24,110 22,890 93,880 87,798 NuStar Energy L.P. Deduct expenses of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC: General and administrative (1,031 ) (1,063 ) (3,337 ) (3,298 ) expenses Income tax benefit 452 (199 ) 866 401 (expense) Interest (182 ) (111 ) (624 ) (570 ) expense, net Distributable $ 23,349 $ 21,517 $ 90,785 $ 84,331 cash flow Weighted average number of common 42,581,848 42,550,358 42,576,858 42,546,096 units outstanding Distributable cash flow per $ 0.548 $ 0.506 $ 2.131 $ 1.982 unit Cash distributions to be paid to the unitholders of NuStar GP Holdings, LLC: Distribution $ 0.545 $ 0.510 $ 2.110 $ 1.980 per unit Total $ 23,223 $ 21,708 $ 89,860 $ 84,252 distribution NuStar GP Holdings, LLC Consolidated Financial Information - Continued (Unaudited, Thousands of Dollars) Notes: NuStar GP Holdings, LLC utilizes distributable cash flow as a financial measure, which is not defined in United States generally accepted accounting principles. Management uses this financial measure because it is a widely accepted financial indicator used by investors to compare general partner performance. In addition, management believes 1. that this measure provides investors an enhanced perspective of the ability to make a minimum quarterly distribution. Distributable cash flow is not intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor is it presented as an alternative to net income. It should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for a measure of performance prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles. The following is a reconciliation of net income to distributable cash flow and net cash (used in) provided by operating activities: Three Months Ended Year Ended December 31, December 31, 2012 2011 2012 2011 Net income $ 5,125 $ 19,030 $ 2,128 $ 69,636 Less equity in (earnings) loss of (6,893 ) (12,526 ) 4,578 (65,783 ) NuStar Energy L.P. Plus cash distributions expected from 24,110 22,890 93,880 87,798 NuStar Energy L.P. Other (income) 1,007 (7,877 ) (9,801 ) (7,320 ) expense, net Distributable 23,349 21,517 90,785 84,331 cash flow Less cash distributions expected from (24,110 ) (22,890 ) (93,880 ) (87,798 ) NuStar Energy L.P. Distributions of equity in earnings of - 12,526 - 65,783 NuStar Energy L.P. Net effect of changes in (1,966 ) 215 5,640 2,014 operating accounts Net cash (used in) provided by $ (2,727 ) $ 11,368 $ 2,545 $ 64,330 operating activities Contact: NuStar Energy, L.P., San Antonio Investors, Chris Russell, Vice President Investor Relations: 210-918-3507 or Media, Mary Rose Brown, Executive Vice President, Corporate Communications: 210-918-2314 Web site: http://www.nustarenergy.com
NuStar GP Holdings, LLC Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2012 Earnings Results
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