SemGroup Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Results

SemGroup Corporation Reports First Quarter 2014 Results        First Quarter Adjusted EBITDA Increased 16% Over Previous Quarter                 Dividend Increase of 9% Over Fourth Quarter 2013  TULSA, Okla., May 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SemGroup^® Corporation (NYSE:SEMG) today announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2014.  SemGroup's adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (Adjusted EBITDA) was $67.3 million for the first quarter 2014, compared to $57.8 million for the fourth quarter 2013 and $35.5 million for the first quarter 2013, an increase of approximately 16% and 90%, respectively. Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-GAAP measure, is reconciled to net income below.  "I am very pleased with the strong start to the year as evidenced by the 16% increase in Adjusted EBITDA," said Carlin Conner, president and chief executive officer of SemGroup. "During the quarter we completed several strategic projects that are beginning to contribute to our financial growth, including the Glass Mountain Pipeline and our Rose Valley gas processing plant in Oklahoma. SemGroup remains focused on growing our business and I am very excited to be part of the team."  First Quarter 2014 Adjusted EBITDA Highlights  Compared to the Fourth Quarter 2013    *Crude increased $4.1 million     – $3.8 million increase related to higher pipeline and trucking volumes     – $2.6 million decrease in operating and G&A expenses     – $2.6 million decrease in White Cliffs Pipeline due to a decrease in     volumes   *SemCAMS increased $2.1 million     – $1.6 million capital fee revenue increase primarily related to new well     tie-ins and lower downtime     – $1.2 million increase due to non-recurring items   *SemLogistics increased $1.2 million     – Largely related to new gasoline storage contracts and increased storage     rates  SemGroup reported revenues for first quarter 2014 of $498.9 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $13.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, compared to revenues of $457.3 million with a net income attributable to SemGroup of $3.3 million, or $0.08 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2013. For the first quarter 2013, revenues totaled $287.7 million with net income attributable to SemGroup of $43.4 million, or $1.03 per diluted share.  Dividend  The SemGroup board of directors declared a quarterly cash dividend to common shareholders of $0.24 per share, resulting in an annualized distribution of $0.96 per share. This represents a 9% increase from the previous quarterly dividend of $0.22 and a 26% increase over our initial dividend one year ago. The dividend will be paid on May 29, 2014 to all common shareholders of record on May 19, 2014.  2014 Guidance  SemGroup reaffirms 2014 consolidated Adjusted EBITDA of $245 million to $265 million, an increase of approximately 35% over 2013 results of $189 million. The company is on track to spend $415 million in capital investments in 2014, with more than 85% allocated to growth projects.  Earnings Conference Call  SemGroup will host a joint conference call with Rose Rock Midstream^®, L.P. (NYSE:RRMS) for investors tomorrow, May 9, 2014, at 11 a.m. ET. The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing 877.359.3652, or for international callers, 720.545.0014. The pass code for the call is 27070053. 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 2014 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.  SemGroup uses its Investor Relations website and social media outlets as channels of distribution of material company information. Such information is routinely posted and accessible on our Investor Relations website at, our Twitter account and LinkedIn account.  Non-GAAP Financial Measures  Adjusted EBITDA is not a generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) measure and is not intended to be used in lieu of a GAAP presentation of net income/loss. Adjusted EBITDA is presented in this Press Release because SemGroup believes it provides additional information with respect to its performance. 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 Press Release. Because all companies do not use identical calculations, SemGroup's presentation of Adjusted EBITDA may be different from similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing its utility. Reconciliations of net income (loss) to Adjusted EBITDA for the periods presented are included in the tables at the end of this Press Release.  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, NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) anticipated financial performance, management's plans and objectives for future operations, 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, the factors discussed above; our ability to comply with the covenants contained in the instruments governing our indebtedness and to maintain certain financial ratios required by our credit facilities; NGL's operations, which we do not control; the ability of our subsidiary, Rose Rock Midstream L.P. (NYSE:RRMS), to make minimum quarterly distributions; the possibility that our hedging activities may result in losses or may have a negative impact on our financial results; any sustained reduction in demand for the petroleum products we gather, transport, process and store; our ability to obtain new sources of supply of petroleum products; our failure to comply with new or existing environmental laws or regulations or cross border laws or regulations; the possibility that the construction or acquisition of new assets may not result in the corresponding anticipated revenue increases; changes in currency exchange rates; and 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, 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, 2014 December 31, 2013 ASSETS                                                   Current assets                            $566,708     $534,014 Property, plant and equipment, net        1,137,540      1,105,728 Goodwill and other intangible assets      233,724        236,859 Equity method investments                 593,538        565,124 Other noncurrent assets, net              29,884         28,889 Total assets                              $2,561,394   $2,470,614 LIABILITIES AND OWNERS' EQUITY                           Current liabilities:                                     Current portion of long-term debt         $38          $37 Other current liabilities                 520,696        499,177 Total current liabilities                 520,734        499,214 Long-term debt, excluding current portion 672,578        615,088 Other noncurrent liabilities              149,823        142,449 Total liabilities                         1,343,135      1,256,751 Total owners' equity                      1,218,259      1,213,863 Total liabilities and owners' equity      $2,561,394   $2,470,614   Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (in thousands, except per share amounts, unaudited)                                                                                                                                                                            Three Months Ended                                            March 31,             December 31,                                            2014       2013       2013 Revenues                                    $498,883 $287,696 $457,328 Expenses:                                                        Costs of products sold, exclusive of        385,113    212,369    339,468 depreciation and amortization shown below Operating                                   50,778     40,771     60,772 General and administrative                  18,736     17,037     23,710 Depreciation and amortization               23,637     12,636     24,846 Gain on disposal of long-lived assets, net  (58)       (162)      (109) Total expenses                              478,206    282,651    448,687 Earnings from equity method investments     14,962     17,345     12,788 Gain on issuance of common units by equity  8,127      —          26,873 method investee Operating income                            43,766     22,390     48,302 Other expenses, net                         7,497      27,862     17,646 Income (loss) from continuing operations    36,269     (5,472)    30,656 before income taxes Income tax expense (benefit)                16,526     (54,006)   24,051 Income from continuing operations           19,743     48,534     6,605 Income (loss) from discontinued operations, (5)        32         (6) net of income taxes Net income                                  19,738     48,566     6,599 Less: net income attributable to            6,150      5,143      3,319 noncontrolling interests Net income attributable to SemGroup         $13,588  $43,423  $3,280 Corporation Net income attributable to SemGroup         $13,588  $43,423  $3,280 Corporation Other comprehensive income (loss), net of   (2,972)    (5,058)    2,752 income taxes Comprehensive income attributable to        $10,616  $38,365  $6,032 SemGroup Corporation Net income per common share:                                     Basic                                       $0.32    $1.03    $0.08 Diluted                                     $0.29    $1.03    $0.08 Weighted average shares (thousands):                             Basic                                       42,631     42,070     42,530 Diluted                                     43,761     42,346     42,888   Reconciliation of net income to Adjusted EBITDA: (in thousands, unaudited)                                                                                                              Three Months Ended                                              March 31,           December 31,                                              2014      2013      2013 Net income                                    $19,738 $48,566 $6,599 Add: Interest expense                         9,227     2,396     9,171 Add: Income tax expense (benefit)             16,526    (54,006)  24,051 Add: Depreciation and amortization expense    23,637    12,636    24,846 EBITDA                                        69,128    9,592     64,667 Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items       (1,846)   25,911    (6,869) Impacting Comparability Adjusted EBITDA                               $67,282 $35,503 $57,798                                                                                                                                 Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items Impacting Comparability (in thousands, unaudited)                                                                                                              Three Months Ended                                              March 31,           December 31,                                              2014      2013      2013 Gain on disposal of long-lived assets, net    $ (58)    $ (162)   $ (109) Loss (income) from discontinued operations,   5         (32)      6 net of income taxes Foreign currency transaction loss (gain)      (683)     (167)     (660) Remove NGL equity earnings including gain on  (11,718)  (6,916)   (26,168) issuance of common units NGL cash distribution                         5,341     4,272     4,952 Employee severance expense                    9         —         29 Unrealized loss (gain) on derivative          606       (468)     785 activities Change in fair value of warrants              (980)     25,796    9,406 Depreciation and amortization included within 3,450     2,405     2,304 equity earnings Bankruptcy related expenses                   216       —         567 Recovery of receivables written off at        (364)     —         — emergence Non-cash equity compensation                  2,330     1,183     2,019 Selected Non-Cash Items and Other Items       $ (1,846) $25,911 $ (6,869) Impacting Comparability   2014 Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reconciliation                                                                  (in millions, unaudited)                  2014 Guidance^(1)                                          Low                     High Net income                                $ 79                    $ 93 Add: Interest expense                     46                      48 Add: Income tax expense                   6                       8 Add: Depreciation and amortization        86                      88 EBITDA                                    $ 217                   $ 237 Selected Non-Cash and Other Items         28                      28 Impacting Comparability Adjusted EBITDA                           $ 245                   $ 265                                                                                                                                   Selected Non-Cash and Other Items                                 Impacting Comparability Depreciation and amortization included                 18          within equity earnings Non-cash equity compensation                           10          Selected Non-Cash and Other Items                      $ 28        Impacting Comparability                                                                                                                                   (1) Guidance is on a cash basis for equity investments in NGL, includes fully consolidated Rose Rock Midstream  CONTACT: Investor Relations:          Alisa Perkins          918-524-8081                   Media:          Kiley Roberson          918-524-8594  SemGroup Corporation logo  
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