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Western Gas Announces Third-Quarter 2015 Results

HOUSTON, Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) (“WES” or the “Partnership”) and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (NYSE: WGP) (“WGP”) today announced third-quarter 2015 financial and operating results.

WESTERN GAS PARTNERS, LP

Net income available to limited partners(1) for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $111.1 million, or $0.77 per common unit (diluted). For the third quarter of 2015, Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $182.9 million and Distributable cash flow(1) was $152.8 million.

WES previously declared a quarterly distribution of $0.775 per unit for the third quarter of 2015. This distribution represented a 3% increase over the prior quarter’s distribution and a 15% increase over the third-quarter 2014 distribution of $0.675 per unit. The distribution will be paid on November 12, 2015, to unitholders of record at the close of business on November 2, 2015. The third-quarter 2015 Coverage ratio(1) of 1.05 times was based on the quarterly distribution of $0.775 per unit. For the nine-months ended September 30, 2015, the Coverage ratio(1) of 1.13 times was based on a year-to-date distribution of $2.250 per unit.

Total throughput attributable to WES for natural gas assets for the third quarter of 2015 averaged 3.8 Bcf/d, which was 7% below the prior quarter and 7% above the third quarter of 2014. Approximately 44% of the sequential decline in throughput was due to the sale of the Dew and Pinnacle systems in July. Total throughput for crude/NGL assets for the third quarter of 2015 averaged 145 MBbls/d, which was 8% above the prior quarter and 5% above the third quarter of 2014.

“Despite scheduled and unscheduled downtime at our DBM complex and Lancaster plant, the quarter was in line with our expectations and we are raising the mid-point of our full-year Adjusted EBITDA outlook,” said Chief Executive Officer, Don Sinclair. “We continue to be encouraged by the consistent activity in the Delaware Basin, and I am pleased to announce that our Board has approved the construction of an additional 200MMcf/d processing train at our DBM complex. We currently expect this new train to be operational in mid-2017, but have built in the flexibility to accelerate this timing if needed.”

Capital expenditures attributable to WES, including equity investments but excluding acquisitions, totaled $136.4 million on a cash basis and $128.5 million on an accrual basis, during the third quarter of 2015. Maintenance capital expenditures on a cash basis were $13.7 million, or 7% of Adjusted EBITDA(1). The Partnership narrowed its outlook ranges for full-year Adjusted EBITDA, total capital expenditures (including equity investments but excluding acquisitions) and maintenance capital expenditures to $745 million to $770 million, $580 million to $620 million, and 7% to 9% of Adjusted EBITDA, respectively. The Partnership also announced that it intends to extend the DJ Basin and Hugoton commodity price swap agreements through December 31, 2016, with such extensions to be executed before the end of 2015.

WESTERN GAS EQUITY PARTNERS, LP

WGP indirectly owns the entire general partner interest in WES, 100% of the incentive distribution rights in WES and 49,296,205 WES common units. Net income available to limited partners(1) for the third quarter of 2015 totaled $88.3 million, or $0.40 per common unit (diluted).

WGP previously declared a quarterly distribution of $0.38125 per unit for the third quarter of 2015. This distribution represented a 5% increase over the prior quarter’s distribution and a 31% increase over the third-quarter 2014 distribution of $0.29125. The distribution will be paid on November 20, 2015, to unitholders of record at the close of business on November 2, 2015. WGP will receive distributions from WES of $84.7 million attributable to the third quarter and will pay $83.5 million in distributions for the same period.

(1) The $77.2 million net gain from the sale of the Dew and Pinnacle systems is included in Net income available to limited partners, but is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable cash flow. Please see the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures and calculation of the Coverage ratio.

CONFERENCE CALL TOMORROW AT 11 A.M. CDT

WES and WGP will host a joint conference call on Thursday, October 29, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Central Daylight Time (12:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time) to discuss third-quarter 2015 results. Individuals who would like to participate should dial 866-777-2509 (Domestic) or 412-317-5413 (International) approximately 15 minutes before the scheduled conference call time. Pre-registration is available through the investor relations page at www.westerngas.com. Pre-registrants will be issued a personal identification number to use when dialing in to the live conference call, which will enable the participant to bypass the operator and gain immediate access to the call. To access the live audio webcast of the conference call, please visit the investor relations section of the Partnership’s website at www.westerngas.com. A replay of the conference call will also be available on the website for two weeks following the call. Simultaneously with the issuance of this press release, the slide presentation to accompany the earnings call has been posted to the investor relations page of the Western Gas website.

Western Gas Partners, LP (“WES”) is a growth-oriented Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko Petroleum Corporation to acquire, own, develop and operate midstream energy assets. With midstream assets located in the Rocky Mountains, the Mid-Continent, North-central Pennsylvania and Texas, WES is engaged in the business of gathering, processing, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids and crude oil for Anadarko, as well as for other producers and customers.

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP (“WGP”) is a Delaware master limited partnership formed by Anadarko to own the following types of interests in WES: (i) the general partner interest and all of the incentive distribution rights in WES, both owned through WGP’s 100% ownership of WES’s general partner, and (ii) a significant limited partner interest in WES.

For more information about Western Gas Partners, LP and Western Gas Equity Partners, LP, please visit www.westerngas.com.

This news release contains forward-looking statements. Western Gas Partners and Western Gas Equity Partners believe that their expectations are based on reasonable assumptions. No assurance, however, can be given that such expectations will prove to have been correct. A number of factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the projections, anticipated results or other expectations expressed in this news release. These factors include the ability to meet financial guidance or distribution growth expectations; the ability to safely and efficiently operate WES’s assets; the ability to obtain new sources of natural gas supplies; the effect of fluctuations in commodity prices and the demand for natural gas and related products; the ability to meet projected in-service dates for capital growth projects; construction costs or capital expenditures exceeding estimated or budgeted costs or expenditures; and the other factors described in the “Risk Factors” sections of WES’s and WGP’s most recent Forms 10-K and Forms 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and in their other public filings and press releases. Western Gas Partners and Western Gas Equity Partners undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

WESTERN GAS CONTACT
Benjamin Fink, CFA
SVP, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer
832.636.6010
[email protected]

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Western Gas Partners, LP Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures

Below are reconciliations of (i) WES’s Distributable cash flow (non-GAAP) to net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP (GAAP), (ii) Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP (“Adjusted EBITDA”) (non-GAAP) to net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP (GAAP) and to net cash provided by operating activities (GAAP), and (iii) Adjusted gross margin attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP (“Adjusted gross margin”) (non-GAAP) to operating income (GAAP), as required under Regulation G of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Management believes that WES’s Distributable cash flow, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted gross margin, and Coverage ratio are widely accepted financial indicators of WES’s financial performance compared to other publicly traded partnerships and are useful in assessing its ability to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and make distributions. Distributable cash flow, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted gross margin and Coverage ratio, as defined by WES, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies. Therefore, WES’s Distributable cash flow, Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted gross margin and Coverage ratio should be considered in conjunction with net income and other applicable performance measures, such as operating income or cash flows from operating activities.

Distributable Cash Flow

WES defines Distributable cash flow as Adjusted EBITDA, plus interest income and the net settlement amounts from the sale and/or purchase of natural gas, drip condensate and NGLs under our commodity price swap agreements to the extent such amounts are not recognized as Adjusted EBITDA, less net cash paid for interest expense (including amortization of deferred debt issuance costs originally paid in cash, offset by non-cash capitalized interest), maintenance capital expenditures, and income taxes.



Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands except Coverage ratio


2015


2014 (1)


2015


2014 (1)

Reconciliation of Net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP to Distributable cash flow and calculation of the Coverage ratio









Net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

161,306



$

109,159



$

355,396



$

299,382


Add:









Distributions from equity investees


25,482



20,807



73,054



57,448


Non-cash equity-based compensation expense


1,148



1,034



3,423



3,188


Interest expense, net (non-cash settled) (2)


4,310





9,920




Income tax (benefit) expense


1,661



3,891



4,305



8,199


Depreciation, amortization and impairments (3)


65,035



46,631



199,990



132,741


Above-market component of swap extensions with Anadarko


7,916





7,916




Less:









Gain on divestiture, net


77,244





77,244




Equity income, net


21,976



19,063



59,137



41,322


Cash paid for maintenance capital expenditures (3)


13,695



12,561



36,589



35,554


Capitalized interest


1,039



1,900



6,826



7,347


Cash paid for (reimbursement of) income taxes






(138)



(340)


Other income (3) (4)


82



94



219



251


Distributable cash flow


$

152,822



$

147,904



$

474,127



$

416,824


Distributions declared (5)









Limited partners


$

99,645





$

289,215




General partner


46,515





129,884




Total


$

146,160





$

419,099




Coverage ratio


1.05


x



1.13


x




(1)      

In March 2015, WES acquired Anadarko’s interest in Delaware Basin JV Gathering LLC, which owns a 50% interest in a gathering system and related facilities (the “DBJV system”). WES will make a cash payment on March 1, 2020, to Anadarko as consideration for the acquisition. The net present value of this future obligation has been recorded on the consolidated balance sheet under Deferred purchase price obligation – Anadarko. Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

(2)      

Includes accretion expense related to the Deferred purchase price obligation – Anadarko associated with the acquisition of DBJV.

(3)      

Includes WES’s 75% share of depreciation, amortization and impairments; cash paid for maintenance capital expenditures; and other income attributable to Chipeta.

(4)      

Excludes income of zero for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and zero and $0.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, related to a component of a gas processing agreement accounted for as a capital lease.

(5)      

Reflects cash distributions of $0.775 and $2.250 per unit declared for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015, respectively.

Western Gas Partners, LP Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures, continued

Adjusted EBITDA Attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP

WES defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP, plus distributions from equity investees, non-cash equity-based compensation expense, interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation, amortization and impairments, and other expense, less gain on divestiture, income from equity investments, interest income, income tax benefit and other income.



Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands


2015


2014 (1)


2015


2014 (1)

Reconciliation of Net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP to Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP









Net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

161,306



$

109,159



$

355,396



$

299,382


Add:









Distributions from equity investees


25,482



20,807



73,054



57,448


Non-cash equity-based compensation expense


1,148



1,034



3,423



3,188


Interest expense


31,773



20,878



82,337



55,703


Income tax expense


1,661



3,891



6,121



8,199


Depreciation, amortization and impairments (2)


65,035



46,631



199,990



132,741


Less:









Gain on divestiture, net


77,244





77,244




Equity income, net


21,976



19,063



59,137



41,322


Interest income – affiliates


4,225



4,225



12,675



12,675


Other income (2) (3)


82



94



219



251


Income tax benefit






1,816




Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

182,878



$

179,018



$

569,230



$

502,413



Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP to Net cash provided by operating activities









Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

182,878



$

179,018



$

569,230



$

502,413


Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interest


2,838



4,506



10,173



12,922


Interest income (expense), net


(27,548)



(16,653)



(69,662)



(43,028)


Uncontributed cash-based compensation awards


(21)



(11)



(166)



22


Accretion and amortization of long-term obligations, net


5,226



687



12,296



2,045


Current income tax benefit (expense)


(493)



(2,085)



(1,312)



(4,175)


Other income (expense), net (3)


85



97



227



260


Distributions from equity investments in excess of cumulative earnings


(3,871)



(4,539)



(12,409)



(14,387)


Changes in operating working capital:









  Accounts receivable, net


22,031



(28,799)



(24,104)



(52,659)


  Accounts and natural gas imbalance payables and accrued liabilities, net


15,669



31,540



15,952



35,807


  Other


147



(2,602)



(1,817)



1,645


Net cash provided by operating activities


$

196,941



$

161,159



$

498,408



$

440,865


Cash flow information of Western Gas Partners, LP









Net cash provided by operating activities






$

498,408



$

440,865


Net cash used in investing activities






$

(337,989)



$

(950,282)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities






$

(154,273)



$

476,526




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

(2)      

Includes WES’s 75% share of depreciation, amortization and impairments; and other income attributable to Chipeta.

(3)      

Excludes income of zero for each of the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, and zero and $0.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014, respectively, related to a component of a gas processing agreement accounted for as a capital lease.

Western Gas Partners, LP Reconciliation of GAAP to Non-GAAP Measures, continued

Adjusted gross margin attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP

WES defines Adjusted gross margin as total revenues and other less reimbursements for electricity-related expenses recorded as revenue, and cost of product, plus distributions from equity investees and excluding the noncontrolling interest owner’s proportionate share of revenue and cost of product.

 



Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands


2015


2014 (1)


2015


2014 (1)

Reconciliation of Adjusted gross margin attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP to Operating income









Adjusted gross margin attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP for natural gas assets


$

240,210



$

228,112



$

729,404



$

646,796


Adjusted gross margin for crude/NGL assets


23,507



19,396



65,709



51,692


Adjusted gross margin attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

263,717



$

247,508



$

795,113



$

698,488


Adjusted gross margin attributable to noncontrolling interest


$

3,753



$

5,582



$

13,222



$

15,611


Gain on divestiture, net


77,244





77,244




Equity income, net


21,976



19,063



59,137



41,322


Reimbursed electricity-related charges recorded as revenues


15,392



12,021



40,423



28,574


Less:









Distributions from equity investees


25,482



20,807



73,054



57,448


Operation and maintenance


80,633



67,489



218,640



184,023


General and administrative


9,318



8,339



28,497



25,688


Property and other taxes


8,343



6,793



25,641



21,343


Depreciation, amortization and impairments


65,688



47,277



201,941



134,667


Operating income


$

192,618



$

133,469



$

437,366



$

360,826




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

Western Gas Partners, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands except per-unit amounts


2015


2014 (1)


2015


2014 (1)

Revenues and other









Gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids


$

235,638



$

195,825



$

698,748



$

542,760


Natural gas, natural gas liquids and drip condensate sales


147,000



153,672



486,874



461,740


Other


2,463



8,024



4,460



11,651


Total revenues and other


385,101



357,521



1,190,082



1,016,151


Equity income, net


21,976



19,063



59,137



41,322


Operating expenses









Cost of product


127,721



113,217



414,378



330,926


Operation and maintenance


80,633



67,489



218,640



184,023


General and administrative


9,318



8,339



28,497



25,688


Property and other taxes


8,343



6,793



25,641



21,343


Depreciation, amortization and impairments


65,688



47,277



201,941



134,667


Total operating expenses


291,703



243,115



889,097



696,647


Gain on divestiture, net


77,244





77,244




Operating income


192,618



133,469



437,366



360,826


Interest income – affiliates


4,225



4,225



12,675



12,675


Interest expense


(31,773)



(20,878)



(82,337)



(55,703)


Other income (expense), net


85



97



227



788


Income before income taxes


165,155



116,913



367,931



318,586


Income tax (benefit) expense


1,661



3,891



4,305



8,199


Net income


163,494



113,022



363,626



310,387


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest


2,188



3,863



8,230



11,005


Net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

161,306



$

109,159



$

355,396



$

299,382


Limited partners’ interest in net income:









Net income attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP


$

161,306



$

109,159



$

355,396



$

299,382


Pre-acquisition net (income) loss allocated to Anadarko




(6,482)



(1,742)



(13,282)


General partner interest in net (income) loss


(50,213)



(31,058)



(138,121)



(83,939)


Limited partners’ interest in net income


$

111,093



$

71,619



$

215,533



$

202,161


Net income per common unit – basic


$

0.77



$

0.60



$

1.46



$

1.71


Net income per common unit – diluted


0.77



0.60



1.46



1.71


Weighted-average common units outstanding – basic


128,575



119,068



128,267



118,326


Weighted-average common units outstanding – diluted


139,736



119,068



139,309



118,326




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

Western Gas Partners, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)


thousands except number of units


September 30,
 2015


December 31, 2014 (1)

Current assets


$

235,137



$

186,364


Note receivable – Anadarko


260,000



260,000


Net property, plant and equipment


4,789,922



4,571,443


Other assets


1,887,273



1,936,725


Total assets


$

7,172,332



$

6,954,532


Current liabilities


$

222,826



$

239,833


Long-term debt


2,587,189



2,422,954


Asset retirement obligations and other


126,459



157,370


Deferred purchase price obligation – Anadarko


184,196




Total liabilities


$

3,120,670



$

2,820,157


Equity and partners’ capital





Common units (128,574,646 and 127,695,130 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015, and December 31, 2014, respectively)


$

3,115,480



$

3,119,714


Class C units (11,230,814 and 10,913,853 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015, and December 31, 2014, respectively)


744,840



716,957


General partner units (2,583,068 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015, and December 31, 2014)


123,792



105,725


Net investment by Anadarko




122,509


Noncontrolling interest


67,550



69,470


Total liabilities, equity and partners’ capital


$

7,172,332



$

6,954,532




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

 

Western Gas Partners, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands


2015


2014 (1)

Cash flows from operating activities





Net income


$

363,626



$

310,387


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities and changes in working capital:





Depreciation, amortization and impairments


201,941



134,667


Gain on divestiture, net


(77,244)




Change in other items, net


10,085



(4,189)


Net cash provided by operating activities


498,408



440,865


Cash flows from investing activities





Capital expenditures


$

(473,394)



$

(529,197)


Contributions in aid of construction costs from affiliates




183


Acquisitions from affiliates


(12,131)



(372,393)


Acquisitions from third parties


(3,514)




Investments in equity affiliates


(9,052)



(63,267)


Distributions from equity investments in excess of cumulative earnings


12,409



14,387


Proceeds from the sale of assets to affiliates


700




Proceeds from the sale of assets to third parties


146,993



5


Net cash used in investing activities


(337,989)



(950,282)


Cash flows from financing activities





Borrowings, net of debt issuance costs


$

769,606



$

1,136,878


Repayments of debt


(610,000)



(480,000)


Increase (decrease) in outstanding checks


(1,482)



2,908


Proceeds from the issuance of common and general partner units, net of offering expenses


57,353



101,502


Distributions to unitholders


(398,983)



(297,013)


Distributions to noncontrolling interest owner


(10,150)



(11,349)


Net contributions from Anadarko


31,467



23,600


Above-market component of swap extensions with Anadarko


7,916




Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


(154,273)



476,526


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


6,146



(32,891)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


67,054



100,728


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

73,200



$

67,837




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

 

Western Gas Partners, LP

OPERATING STATISTICS

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

MMcf/d except throughput measured in barrels and per-unit amounts


2015


2014 (1)


2015


2014 (1)










Throughput for natural gas assets









Gathering, treating and transportation


1,401



1,581



1,552



1,634


Processing


2,327



1,936



2,351



1,903


Equity investment (2)


177



175



171



171


  Total throughput for natural gas assets


3,905



3,692



4,074



3,708


Throughput attributable to noncontrolling interest for natural gas assets


126



165



149



169


Total throughput attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP for natural gas assets (3)


3,779



3,527



3,925



3,539


Total throughput (MBbls/d) for crude/NGL assets (4)


145



138



137



111


Adjusted gross margin per Mcf attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP for natural gas assets (5)


$

0.69



$

0.70



$

0.68



$

0.67


Adjusted gross margin per Bbl for crude/NGL assets (6)


$

1.76



$

1.53



$

1.76



$

1.71




(1)      

Throughput has been recast to include throughput attributable to the DBJV system.

(2)      

Represents WES’s 14.81% share of average Fort Union and 22% share of average Rendezvous throughput. Excludes equity investment throughput measured in barrels (captured in “Total throughput (MBbls/d) for crude/NGL assets” as noted below).

(3)      

Includes affiliate, third-party and equity investment throughput (as equity investment throughput is defined in the above footnote), excluding the noncontrolling interest owner’s proportionate share of throughput.

(4)      

Represents total throughput measured in barrels, consisting of throughput from WES’s Chipeta NGL pipeline, WES’s 10% share of average White Cliffs throughput, WES’s 25% share of average Mont Belvieu JV throughput, WES’s 20% share of average TEG and TEP throughput and WES’s 33.33% share of average FRP throughput.

(5)      

Average for period. Calculated as Adjusted gross margin attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP for natural gas assets (total revenues and other for natural gas assets less reimbursements for electricity-related expenses recorded as revenue, and cost of product for natural gas assets plus distributions from WES’s equity investments in Fort Union and Rendezvous, and excluding the noncontrolling interest owners’ proportionate share of revenue and cost of product) divided by total throughput (MMcf/d) attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP for natural gas assets.

(6)      

Average for period. Calculated as Adjusted gross margin for crude/NGL assets (total revenues and other for crude/NGL assets less reimbursements for electricity-related expenses recorded as revenue, and cost of product for crude/NGL assets plus distributions from WES’s equity investments in White Cliffs, the Mont Belvieu JV, TEG, TEP and FRP), divided by total throughput (MBbls/d) for crude/NGL assets.

 

 

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

CALCULATION OF CASH AVAILABLE FOR DISTRIBUTION

(Unaudited)



Three Months Ended

thousands except per-unit amount and Coverage ratio

September 30, 2015

Distributions declared by Western Gas Partners, LP:


General partner interest

$

2,879


Incentive distribution rights

43,637


Common units held by WGP

38,205


Less:


Public company general and administrative expense

741


Cash available for distribution

$

83,980


Declared distribution per common unit

$

0.38125


Distributions declared by Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

$

83,461


Coverage ratio

1.01

x

 

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(Unaudited)




Three Months Ended
 September 30,


Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands except per-unit amounts


2015


2014 (1)


2015


2014 (1)

Revenues and other









Gathering, processing and transportation of natural gas and natural gas liquids


$

235,638



$

195,825



$

698,748



$

542,760


Natural gas, natural gas liquids and drip condensate sales


147,000



153,672



486,874



461,740


Other


2,463



8,024



4,460



11,651


Total revenues and other


385,101



357,521



1,190,082



1,016,151


Equity income, net


21,976



19,063



59,137



41,322


Operating expenses









Cost of product


127,721



113,217



414,378



330,926


Operation and maintenance


80,633



67,489



218,640



184,023


General and administrative


10,059



9,116



30,848



28,193


Property and other taxes


8,355



6,793



25,679



21,343


Depreciation, amortization and impairments


65,688



47,277



201,941



134,667


Total operating expenses


292,456



243,892



891,486



699,152


Gain on divestiture, net


77,244





77,244




Operating income


191,865



132,692



434,977



358,321


Interest income – affiliates


4,225



4,225



12,675



12,675


Interest expense


(31,773)



(20,878)



(82,339)



(55,703)


Other income (expense), net


96



118



256



849


Income before income taxes


164,413



116,157



365,569



316,142


Income tax (benefit) expense


1,661



3,891



4,305



8,199


Net income


162,752



112,266



361,264



307,943


Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests


74,468



45,832



148,156



128,958


Net income attributable to Western Gas Equity Partners, LP


$

88,284



$

66,434



$

213,108



$

178,985


Limited partners’ interest in net income:









Net income attributable to Western Gas Equity Partners, LP


$

88,284



$

66,434



$

213,108



$

178,985


Pre-acquisition net (income) loss allocated to Anadarko




(6,482)



(1,742)



(13,282)


Limited partners’ interest in net income


$

88,284



$

59,952



$

211,366



$

165,703


Net income per common unit – basic and diluted


$

0.40



$

0.27



$

0.97



$

0.76


Weighted-average number of common units outstanding – basic and diluted


218,914



218,903



218,912



218,903




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(Unaudited)


thousands except number of units


September 30,
 2015


December 31, 2014 (1)

Current assets


$

236,809



$

187,073


Note receivable – Anadarko


260,000



260,000


Net property, plant and equipment


4,789,922



4,571,443


Other assets


1,887,273



1,936,725


Total assets


$

7,174,004



$

6,955,241


Current liabilities


$

222,999



$

241,058


Long-term debt


2,587,189



2,422,954


Asset retirement obligations and other


126,459



157,370


Deferred purchase price obligation – Anadarko


184,196




Total liabilities


$

3,120,843



$

2,821,382


Equity and partners’ capital





Common units (218,913,688 and 218,909,977 units issued and outstanding at September 30, 2015, and December 31, 2014, respectively)


$

1,264,012



$

1,260,195


Net investment by Anadarko




122,509


Noncontrolling interests


2,789,149



2,751,155


Total liabilities, equity and partners’ capital


$

7,174,004



$

6,955,241




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

Western Gas Equity Partners, LP

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(Unaudited)




Nine Months Ended
 September 30,

thousands


2015


2014 (1)

Cash flows from operating activities





Net income


$

361,264



$

307,943


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities and changes in working capital:





Depreciation, amortization and impairments


201,941



134,667


Gain on divestiture, net


(77,244)




Change in other items, net


10,850



(4,294)


Net cash provided by operating activities


496,811



438,316


Cash flows from investing activities





Capital expenditures


$

(473,394)



$

(529,197)


Contributions in aid of construction costs from affiliates




183


Acquisitions from affiliates


(12,131)



(372,393)


Acquisitions from third parties


(3,514)




Investments in equity affiliates


(9,052)



(63,267)


Distributions from equity investments in excess of cumulative earnings


12,409



14,387


Proceeds from the sale of assets to affiliates


700




Proceeds from the sale of assets to third parties


146,993



5


Net cash used in investing activities


(337,989)



(950,282)


Cash flows from financing activities





Borrowings, net of debt issuance costs


$

769,606



$

1,136,878


Repayments of debt


(611,150)



(480,000)


Increase (decrease) in outstanding checks


(1,482)



2,908


Proceeds from the issuance of WES common units, net of offering expenses


57,353



99,035


Distributions to WGP unitholders


(223,016)



(164,725)


Distributions to Chipeta noncontrolling interest owner


(10,150)



(11,349)


Distributions to noncontrolling interest owners of WES


(171,737)



(129,247)


Net contributions from Anadarko


31,467



23,600


Above-market component of swap extensions with Anadarko


7,916




Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities


(151,193)



477,100


Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents


7,629



(34,866)


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period


67,213



113,085


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period


$

74,842



$

78,219




(1)      

Financial information has been recast to include the financial position and results attributable to the DBJV system.

 

SOURCE Western Gas Partners, LP

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