Natural Resource Partners L.P. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results First Quarter 2013 Highlights: - Revenues of $94.3 million, a 3% increase over 1Q2012 - Net income per unit of $0.43, down from $0.47 in 1Q2012 - Distributable cash flow of $44.5 million, a 10% decrease from 1Q2012 - Distribution of $0.55 per unit PR Newswire HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 HOUSTON, May 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE:NRP) today reported revenues of $94.3 million and distributable cash flow, a non-GAAP measure, of $44.5 million for the first quarter 2013. Net income per unit was $0.43 in the first quarter 2013 versus $0.47 per unit in the first quarter of 2012. Reconciliations of all non-GAAP numbers are included in the tables at the end of the release. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20060109/NRPLOGO) "Our first quarter results were in line with our expectations. As we entered 2013, we anticipated that our efforts to diversify through our investments in OCI Wyoming's trona mining operation and in the Illinois Basin would help mitigate the soft Appalachian coal market in early 2013," said Nick Carter, President and Chief Operating Officer. "We anticipate slight improvements in the coal markets occurring in the second half of the year." Highlights Quarter Ended March March % 2013 2012 Change (in thousands except per unit and per ton) Revenues Total revenues $ 94,332 $ 91,872 3% Coal production (tons) 13,833 12,115 14% Coal royalty revenues $ 54,442 $ 59,916 -9% Average coal royalty revenue per $ 3.94 $ 4.95 -20% ton Revenues other than coal $ 39,890 $ 31,956 25% royalties Operating Expense $ 31,804 $ 27,048 18% Net income Net income to limited partners $ 46,948 $ 50,283 -7% Net income per unit $ 0.43 $ 0.47 -9% Average units outstanding 108,887 106,028 3% Distributable cash flow^(1) $ 44,485 $ 49,485 -10% (1) See Non-GAAP reconciliation Revenues Total revenues rose 3% to $94.3 million in the first quarter 2013. Revenues other than coal royalty revenues continued to drive the improvement in total revenues over the prior year, rising 25% to $39.9 million versus $32.0 million reported in the first quarter 2012. The significant increase was primarily due to $7.0 million in revenues attributable to OCI, as well as an $8.1 million gain associated with a swap of coal reserves, partially offset by a decrease of $7.1 million in minimums recognized as revenue. While coal production increased 14% to 13.8 million tons in the first quarter 2013 versus the same quarter last year, coal royalty revenues decreased 9% to $54.4 million due to a 20% decrease in average coal royalty revenue per ton. The decrease is mainly associated with lower realizations in Central Appalachia for both metallurgical coal and steam coal. In addition, while production increases in all other regions except Central Appalachia more than offset the production decline in Central Appalachia, average coal royalty revenue per ton is lower in all other regions except for Northern Appalachia and the Illinois Basin. Metallurgical coal accounted for 27% of NRP's production and 39% of its coal royalty revenues in the first quarter 2013 compared to 30% of production and 45% of coal royalty revenues in the first quarter 2012. Operating Expenses Total operating expenses for the first quarter totaled $31.8 million, an increase of $4.8 million over the first quarter of 2012. The increase was primarily due to increased depreciation, depletion and amortization as a result of higher production and $2.6 million in additional general and administrative expenses mainly associated with the partnership's long term incentive plan. Net income Net income to the limited partners totaled $46.9 million for the first quarter 2013, a decrease of $3.3 million from the first quarter 2012. Net income per unit for the first quarter 2013 was $0.43 compared to $0.47 in 2012. Increased units outstanding during the period accounted for $0.01 of the change. Distributable cash flow Distributable cash flow declined $5.0 million from the first quarter 2012 to $44.5 million mainly due to lower coal royalty revenues. First Quarter 2013 compared to Fourth Quarter 2012 Highlights Quarter Ended March 2013 December 2012 % Change (in thousands, except per ton and per unit) Total revenues $ 94,332 $ -8% 102,436 Coal production (tons) 13,833 17,012 -19% Coal royalty revenues $ 54,442 $ -20% 67,681 Average coal royalty revenue per $ 3.94 $ -1% ton 3.98 Revenues other than coal royalty $ 39,890 $ 15% 34,755 Operating expenses $ 31,804 $ 9% 29,230 Net income to limited partners $ 46,948 $ -20% 58,905 Net income to the limited partners, $ before considering the $ 47,233 61,422 -23% impairment^(1) Net income per unit $ 0.43 $ -23% 0.56 Net income per unit, before $ 0.43 $ -26% considering the impairment^(1) 0.58 Average units outstanding 108,887 106,028 3% Distributable cash flow^(1) $ 44,485 $ -49% 87,581 ^(1)See Non-GAAP reconciliation Revenues Total revenues for the first quarter decreased 8% from the prior quarter to $94.3 million, predominantly due to a $13.2 million decrease in coal royalty revenues. Coal royalty revenues decreased 20% to $54.4 million due to lower production in all regions, particularly Appalachia, where production declined 2.3 million tons. This decrease was partially offset by a $5.1 million increase in revenues other than coal royalty revenues, in part due to the $7.0 million recognized on the equity investment in OCI. Operating Expenses Total operating expenses rose $2.6 million from the fourth quarter mainly due to increases in general and administrative expenses offset by lower depreciation, depletion and amortization as a result of decreased production in the first quarter. Net income Net income to the limited partner decreased $12.0 million in the first quarter from the previous quarter due to decreased coal royalty revenues. Net income per unit was $0.43 for the first quarter of 2013 compared to $0.56 per unit for the fourth quarter, which included an impairment of $2.6 million or $0.02 per unit. Distributable cash flow As occurs in the first quarter of every year, NRP had a significant decline in distributable cash flow as compared to the fourth quarter mainly due to annually recurring changes in working capital. Distributable cash flow decreased in the first quarter 2013 by $43.1 million to $44.5 million from the fourth quarter 2012. The main factors were: o$13.2 million decrease in coal royalty revenues o$9.8 million in proceeds from right-of-way condemnation in the fourth quarter o$5.6 million in interest payments on the senior notes o$6.6 million paid in the first quarter under our incentive compensation plan o$5.4 million paid for property taxes, much of which will be reimbursed by lessees in future periods. Acquisitions and Liquidity In January 2013, NRP announced the acquisition of (1) a 48.51% general partner interest in OCI Wyoming L.P. and (2) 20% of the common shares and all of the preferred shares of OCI Wyoming Co. from subsidiaries of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC). NRP paid $292.5 million for the interests. The agreement also contains an earn-out provision, which would require NRP to pay Anadarko up to $50 million, on a net present value basis, over a three-year period if OCI Wyoming L.P. achieves specified revenue targets during that period. The acquisition was funded through a $200 million term loan, the issuance of $76.5 million in equity, including a general partner capital contribution of $1.5 million, and $16 million in cash. After the associated equity issuance, NRP now has 109,812,408 common units outstanding. NRP recognized $7.0 million in revenue associated with this acquisition in the first quarter and has received $20.6 million in distributions from OCI since the end of the quarter. During the first quarter, NRP used its cash to pay $36.6 million in principal payments on its senior notes, an increase of $21.4 million over the first quarter of 2012. At the end of the first quarter, NRP had approximately $228 million in liquidity, consisting of $76 million in cash and $152 million available under its credit facility. Market Outlook "Many of our lessees have indicated that they are beginning to see a slight improvement in the steam coal market due to recent increases in natural gas prices and longer than usual winter weather conditions in some parts of the country. Our Central Appalachian steam coal will be the last to benefit from rising natural gas prices but the Powder River Basin and Illinois Basin coals are already in the money at many power plants where they had been displaced by cheap gas just a few months ago. Certainly none of our lessees are rushing to reopen mines at today's prices but any movement in the market is encouraging," said Nick Carter. Distributions As reported on April 23, 2013, the Board of Directors of NRP's general partner declared a quarterly distribution of $0.55 per unit for the first quarter 2013. Company Profile Natural Resource Partners L.P. is a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, TX, with its operations headquarters in Huntington, WV. NRP is principally engaged in the business of owning and managing mineral reserve properties. NRP primarily owns coal, aggregate and oil and gas reserves across the United States that generate royalty income for the partnership. For additional information, please contact Kathy H. Roberts at 713-751-7555 or email@example.com. Further information about NRP is available on the partnership's website at http://www.nrplp.com. Disclosure of Non-GAAP Financial Measures Distributable cash flow represents cash flow from operations, return on direct financing lease and contractual override and proceeds received from sales of assets. Distributable cash flow is a "non-GAAP financial measure" that is presented because management believes it is a useful adjunct to net cash provided by operating activities under GAAP. Distributable cash flow is a significant liquidity metric that is an indicator of NRP's ability to generate cash flows at a level that can sustain or support an increase in quarterly cash distributions paid to its partners. Distributable cash flow is also the quantitative standard used throughout the investment community with respect to publicly traded partnerships. Distributable cash flow is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities. A reconciliation of distributable cash flow to net cash provided by operating activities is included in the tables attached to this release. Distributable cash flow may not be calculated the same for NRP as other companies. Forward-Looking Statements This press release may include "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements. These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the partnership based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances. Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the partnership. These risks include, but are not limited to, decreases in demand for coal; changes in operating conditions and costs; production cuts by our lessees; commodity prices; unanticipated geologic problems; changes in the legislative or regulatory environment and other factors detailed in Natural Resource Partners' Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Natural Resource Partners L.P. has no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. -Financial statements follow- Natural Resource Partners L.P. Operating Statistics (in thousands except per ton data) Quarter Ended March March 2013 2012 (unaudited) Coal Royalties: Coal royalty revenues: Appalachia Northern $ 4,884 $ 3,007 Central 26,406 42,072 Southern 7,700 4,304 Total Appalachia $ 38,990 $ 49,383 Illinois Basin 12,657 8,769 Northern Powder River Basin 2,129 1,462 Gulf Coast Lignite 666 302 Total $ 54,442 $ 59,916 Coal royalty production (tons): Appalachia Northern 3,741 2,401 Central 5,120 6,535 Southern 1,104 553 Total Appalachia 9,965 9,489 Illinois Basin 2,894 2,091 Northern Powder River Basin 795 468 Gulf Coast Lignite 179 67 Total 13,833 12,115 Average royalty revenue per ton: Appalachia Northern $ 1.31 $ 1.25 Central 5.16 6.44 Southern 6.97 7.78 Total Appalachia 3.91 5.20 Illinois Basin 4.37 4.19 Northern Powder River Basin 2.68 3.12 Gulf Coast Lignite 3.72 4.51 Combined average royalty revenue per ton $ 3.94 $ 4.95 Aggregates: Royalty revenues $ 1,552 $ 1,716 Production 1,283 1,367 Average base royalty per ton $ 1.21 $ 1.26 Oil and gas: Revenues $ 1,763 $ 1,388 Natural Resource Partners L.P. Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income (in thousands, except per unit data) Quarter Ended March March 2013 2012 (unaudited) Revenues: Coal royalties $ 54,442 $ 59,916 Equity and other unconsolidated investment income, 7,048 - net Aggregate royalties 1,552 1,716 Processing fees 1,180 2,126 Transportation fees 4,925 4,108 Oil and gas royalties 1,763 1,388 Property taxes 3,947 4,488 Minimums recognized as revenue 4,591 11,714 Override royalties 4,905 5,142 Other 9,979 1,274 Total revenues 94,332 91,872 Operating expenses: Depreciation, depletion and amortization 14,762 12,409 Asset impairments 291 - General and administrative 11,586 8,950 Property, franchise and other taxes 4,351 5,016 Transportation costs 459 473 Coal royalty and override payments 355 200 Total operating expenses 31,804 27,048 Income from operations 62,528 64,824 Other income (expense) Interest expense (14,663) (13,560) Interest income 41 45 Income before non-controlling interest $ 47,906 $ 51,309 Non-controlling interest - - Net income $ 47,906 $ 51,309 Net income attributable to: General partner $ 958 $ 1,026 Limited partners $ 46,948 $ 50,283 Basic and diluted net income per limited partner unit: $ 0.43 $ 0.47 Weighted average number of units outstanding: 108,887 106,028 Comprehensive income $ 47,960 $ 51,319 Natural Resource Partners L.P. Consolidated Statements of Cash Flow (in thousands, except per unit data) Quarter Ended March March 2013 2012 (unaudited) Cash flows from operating activities: Net income $ 47,906 $ 51,309 Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities: Depreciation, depletion and amortization 14,762 12,409 Gain on reserve swap (8,149) - Equity and other unconsolidated investment income, (7,048) - net Distributions from unconsolidated investments 237 - Non-cash interest charge, net 276 149 Gain on sale of assets (150) - Asset impairment 291 - Change in operating assets and liabilities: Accounts receivable (531) (1,237) Other assets 266 200 Accounts payable and accrued liabilities (873) 1,083 Accrued interest (1,925) (2,895) Deferred revenue 4,506 (2,449) Accrued incentive plan expenses (3,255) (6,592) Property, franchise and other taxes payable (2,400) (2,492) Net cash provided by operating activities: 43,913 49,485 Cash flows from investing activities: Acquisition of land and mineral rights - (67,726) Acquisition of equity interests (292,939) - Proceeds from sale of assets 154 - Return on direct financing lease and contractual 418 - override Investment in direct financing lease - (59,009) Net cash used in investing activities (292,367) (126,735) Cash flows from financing activities: Proceeds from loans 200,000 47,000 Repayment of loans (36,622) (15,191) Deferred financing costs (1,621) - Proceeds from issuance of common units 75,000 - Capital contribution by general partner 1,531 - Costs associated with equity transactions (47) - Distributions to partners (63,058) (62,077) Net cash provided by (used in) financing 175,183 (30,268) activities Net (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents (73,271) (107,518) Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 149,424 214,922 Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 76,153 $ 107,404 Supplemental cash flow information: Cash paid during the period for interest $ 16,301 $ 16,292 Natural Resource Partners L.P. Consolidated Balance Sheets (in thousands, except for unit information) ASSETS March 31, December 31, 2013 2012 (unaudited) Current assets: Cash and cash equivalents $ 76,153 $ 149,424 Accounts receivable, net of allowance for 34,591 35,116 doubtful accounts Accounts receivable - affiliates 12,978 10,613 Other 802 1,042 Total current assets 124,524 196,195 Land 24,340 24,340 Plant and equipment, net 30,834 32,401 Mineral rights, net 1,375,972 1,380,428 Intangible assets, net 69,808 70,811 Equity and other unconsolidated 298,620 - investments Loan financing costs, net 5,648 4,291 Long-term contracts receivable - affiliate 55,021 55,576 Other assets, net 604 630 Total assets $ 1,985,371 $ 1,764,672 LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL Current liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued $ 3,345 $ liabilities 3,693 Accounts payable - affiliates 432 957 Current portion of long-term debt 58,858 87,230 Accrued incentive plan expenses - 6,237 7,718 current portion Property, franchise and other taxes 5,552 7,952 payable Accrued interest 8,340 10,265 Total current liabilities 82,764 117,815 Deferred revenue 127,894 123,506 Accrued incentive plan expenses 7,091 8,865 Long-term debt 1,088,789 897,039 Partners' capital: Common units outstanding (109,812,408 and 666,523 605,019 106,027,836) General partner's interest 11,283 10,026 Non-controlling interest 1,416 2,845 Accumulated other comprehensive loss (389) (443) Total partners' capital 678,833 617,447 Total liabilities and partners' $ 1,985,371 $ 1,764,672 capital Natural Resource Partners L.P. Reconciliation of GAAP Financial Measurements to Non-GAAP Financial Measurements (in thousands) Reconciliation of GAAP "Net cash provided by operating activities" to Non-GAAP "Distributable cash flow" Quarter Ended March March 2013 2012 (unaudited) Net cash provided by operating activities $ 43,913 $ 49,485 Return on direct financing lease and contractual 418 - override Proceeds from sale of assets 154 - Distributable cash flow $ 44,485 $ 49,485 Reconciliation of GAAP "Net cash provided by operating activities" to Non-GAAP "Distributable cash flow" Quarter Ended March December 2013 2012 (unaudited) Net cash provided by operating activities $ 43,913 $ 77,536 Return on direct financing lease and contractual 418 270 override Proceeds from sale of assets 154 9,775 Distributable cash flow $ 44,485 $ 87,581 Reconciliation of GAAP "Net income attributable to the limited partners" to Non-GAAP "Net income attributable to the limited partners before considering the impairment" Quarter Ended March December 2013 2012 (unaudited) Net income attributable to the limited partners Net income as reported $ 47,906 $ 60,107 Impairments $ 291 $ 2,568 Net income before considering the impairment $ 48,197 $ 62,675 Net income, before considering the impairment, attributable to: General partner $ 964 $ 1,254 Limited partners $ 47,233 $ 61,422 Reconciliation of GAAP "Basic and diluted net income per unit" to Non-GAAP "Net income per unit before considering the impairment" Quarter Ended March December 2013 2012 (unaudited) Net income per unit Net income per unit as reported $ 0.43 $ 0.56 Adjustment for impairments $ 0.00 $ 0.02 Net income per limited partner unit, before $ 0.43 $ 0.58 considering the impairment Weighted number of units outstanding 108,887 106,028 * Numbers may not add due to rounding SOURCE Natural Resource Partners L.P. 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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Reports First Quarter 2013 Results
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