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Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2012 Results16:05 EST Wednesday, February 06, 2013 HOUSTON (Business Wire) -- Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE: PAA) today reported net income attributable to Plains of $320 million, or $0.69 per diluted limited partner unit, for the fourth quarter of 2012, and net income attributable to Plains of $1.09 billion, or $2.40 per diluted limited partner unit, for the full year of 2012. Net income attributable to Plains for the fourth quarter of 2011 was $278 million, or $0.68 per diluted limited partner unit, and net income attributable to Plains for the full year of 2011 was $966 million, or $2.44 per diluted limited partner unit. The Partnership reported earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) of $541 million and $1.95 billion for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012, respectively. The comparable amounts for the fourth quarter and full year of 2011 were $426 million and $1.54 billion, respectively. The Partnership's reported results include the impact of items that affect comparability between reporting periods. Items impacting comparability are excluded from adjusted results as detailed in the table below. Accordingly, the Partnership's fourth-quarter 2012 adjusted net income attributable to Plains, adjusted net income per diluted limited partner unit and adjusted EBITDA were $429 million, $1.01 and $609 million, respectively. The comparable amounts for the fourth quarter of 2011 were $322 million, $0.82 and $471 million, respectively. The Partnership's adjusted net income attributable to Plains, adjusted net income per diluted limited partner unit and adjusted EBITDA for the full year of 2012 were $1.41 billion, $3.35 and $2.11 billion, respectively. The comparable amounts for the full year of 2011 were $1.02 billion, $2.62 and $1.60 billion, respectively. (See the section of this release entitled “Non-GAAP Financial Measures” and the attached tables for discussion of EBITDA and other non-GAAP financial measures and their reconciliation to the most directly comparable GAAP measures.) "PAA generated exceptional results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012," said Greg L. Armstrong, Chairman and CEO of Plains All American. "Our fee-based Transportation and Facilities segments delivered results in line with or ahead of guidance throughout the year as demand for our services remained strong and new capital projects were placed into service. Our Supply and Logistics segment substantially exceeded our guidance on the strength of increasing volumes, attractive margins, favorable market conditions and solid execution.” "During 2012, PAA invested $3.5 billion of total capital, including $1.2 billion in organic growth projects and $2.3 billion in strategic and complementary acquisitions. Importantly, as a result of PAA's disciplined and proactive financing efforts, the Partnership entered 2013 with a strong balance sheet, $2.4 billion of committed liquidity and very well positioned to execute its growth objectives while maintaining a solid credit profile.” “Expected contributions from investments made over the last few years combined with the $1.1 billion of planned organic growth capital for 2013 provide substantial visibility for continued baseline growth in 2013 and beyond. This visibility underpins our favorable outlook for continued attractive distribution growth. In that regard, concurrent with our distribution payable next week, we will have increased our distributions by 9.8% over the distribution paid in February 2012, and we are targeting 9 to 10% year-over-year distribution growth in 2013, while maintaining very attractive distribution coverage.” The following table summarizes selected items that the Partnership believes impact comparability of financial results between reporting periods (amounts in millions, except per unit amounts):                                 Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Selected Items Impacting Comparability - Income/(Loss) (1): Gains/(losses) from derivative activities net of inventory valuation adjustments (2) $ (56 ) $ (11 ) $ (74 ) $ 61 Asset impairments (3) (41 ) - (166 ) - Equity compensation expense (4) (10 ) (37 ) (59 ) (77 ) Net loss on early repayment of senior notes - - - (23 ) Net gain/(loss) on foreign currency revaluation (1 ) 10 (7 ) (7 ) Significant acquisition-related expenses (1 ) (6 ) (14 ) (10 ) Other (5)   -     -     -     1   Selected items impacting comparability of net income attributable to Plains $ (109 ) $ (44 ) $ (320 ) $ (55 )   Impact to basic net income per limited partner unit $ (0.31 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (0.96 ) $ (0.18 ) Impact to diluted net income per limited partner unit $ (0.32 ) $ (0.14 ) $ (0.95 ) $ (0.18 )         (1) Certain of our non-GAAP financial measures may not be impacted by each of the selected items impacting comparability. (2) Includes mark-to-market gains and losses resulting from derivative instruments that are related to underlying activities in future periods or the reversal of mark-to-market gains and losses from the prior period net of inventory valuation adjustments. (3) Asset impairments are reflected in “Depreciation and amortization” on the Consolidated Statements of Operations. (4) Equity compensation expense for the three and twelve months ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 excludes the portion of equity compensation expense represented by grants under Long-term Incentive Plans ("LTIPs") that, pursuant to the terms of the grant, will be settled in cash only and have no impact on diluted units. (5) Includes other immaterial selected items impacting comparability, as well as the noncontrolling interests' portion of selected items.   The following tables present certain selected financial information by segment for the fourth-quarter (amounts in millions):                                             Three Months EndedThree Months EndedDecember 31, 2012December 31, 2011Supply andSupply andTransportationFacilitiesLogisticsTransportationFacilitiesLogistics Revenues (1) $ 373 $ 313 $ 9,072 $ 301 $ 280 $ 8,501 Purchases and related costs (1) (34 ) (70 ) (8,724 ) (27 ) (118 ) (8,190 ) Field operating costs (excluding equity compensation expense) (1) (126 ) (85 ) (110 ) (93 ) (43 ) (89 ) Equity compensation expense - operations (3 ) - - (9 ) (1 ) (1 ) Segment G&A expenses (excluding equity compensation expense) (2) (22 ) (16 ) (24 ) (20 ) (11 ) (20 ) Equity compensation expense - general and administrative (7 ) (4 ) (5 ) (17 ) (8 ) (18 ) Equity earnings in unconsolidated entities   12     -     -     4     -     -   Reported segment profit $ 193 $ 138 $ 209 $ 139 $ 99 $ 183 Selected items impacting comparability of segment profit (3)   5     3     58     21     8     17   Segment profit excluding selected items impacting comparability $ 198   $ 141   $ 267   $ 160   $ 107   $ 200     Maintenance capital $ 30   $ 16   $ 2   $ 34   $ 6   $ 3     Twelve Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31, 2012December 31, 2011Supply andSupply andTransportationFacilitiesLogisticsTransportationFacilitiesLogistics Revenues (1) $ 1,416 $ 1,098 $ 36,440 $ 1,165 $ 796 $ 33,068 Purchases and related costs (1) (134 ) (238 ) (35,139 ) (115 ) (205 ) (31,984 ) Field operating costs (excluding equity compensation expense) (1) (468 ) (289 ) (417 ) (387 ) (165 ) (314 ) Equity compensation expense - operations (16 ) (2 ) (2 ) (14 ) (2 ) (2 ) Segment G&A expenses (excluding equity compensation expense) (2) (96 ) (64 ) (101 ) (69 ) (47 ) (86 ) Equity compensation expense - general and administrative (30 ) (23 ) (28 ) (38 ) (19 ) (35 ) Equity earnings in unconsolidated entities   38     -     -     13     -     -   Reported segment profit $ 710 $ 482 $ 753 $ 555 $ 358 $ 647 Selected items impacting comparability of segment profit (3)   32     20     102     40     23     (34 ) Segment profit excluding selected items impacting comparability $ 742   $ 502   $ 855   $ 595   $ 381   $ 613     Maintenance capital $ 108   $ 49   $ 13   $ 86   $ 22   $ 12         (1) Includes intersegment amounts. (2) Segment general and administrative expenses (G&A) reflect direct costs attributable to each segment and an allocation of other expenses to the segments based on the business activities that existed at that time. The proportional allocations by segment require judgment by management and will continue to be based on the business activities that exist during each period. Includes acquisition-related expenses for both the 2012 and 2011 periods. (3) Certain non-GAAP financial measures may not be impacted by each of the selected items impacting comparability.   Adjusted Transportation segment profit for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2012 increased by approximately 25% over comparable 2011 results. The increase in these periods was primarily driven by the benefit of the BP NGL acquisition as well as recently completed organic growth projects, increased pipeline volumes and higher average pipeline tariffs. Adjusted Facilities segment profit for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2012 increased by approximately 32% over comparable 2011 results. The increase in these periods was primarily related to capacity additions from the BP NGL acquisition and organic growth projects. Adjusted Supply and Logistics segment profit for the fourth quarter and full year of 2012 increased by approximately 34% and 39%, respectively, over comparable 2011 results. The fourth-quarter increase was primarily related to the solid execution of PAA's business model during favorable crude oil market conditions and increased NGL sales volumes. The full-year increase was primarily related to increased crude oil lease gathering volumes and margins as well as favorable crude oil market conditions. The Partnership's basic weighted average units outstanding for the fourth quarter of 2012 was 334 million units (337 million diluted units) as compared to 305 million units (308 million diluted units) in last year's fourth quarter. At year-end 2012, the Partnership had approximately 335.3 million units outstanding, long-term debt of approximately $6.3 billion and a long-term debt-to-total capitalization ratio of 47%. The Partnership has declared a quarterly distribution of $0.5625 per unit ($2.25 per unit on an annualized basis) payable February 14, 2013 on its outstanding limited partner units. This distribution represents an increase of approximately 9.8% over the quarterly distribution paid in February 2012 and an increase of approximately 3.7% over the quarterly distribution paid in November 2012. Non-GAAP Financial Measures To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with GAAP, management uses additional measures that are known as "non-GAAP financial measures" in its evaluation of past performance and prospects for the future. These measures include adjusted EBITDA and implied distributable cash flow ("DCF"). Management believes that the presentation of such additional financial measures provides useful information to investors regarding our performance and results of operations because these measures, when used in conjunction with related GAAP financial measures, (i) provide additional information about our core operating performance and ability to generate and distribute cash flow, (ii) provide investors with the financial analytical framework upon which management bases financial, operational, compensation and planning decisions and (iii) present measurements that investors, rating agencies and debt holders have indicated are useful in assessing us and our results of operations. These measures may exclude, for example, (i) charges for obligations that are expected to be settled with the issuance of equity instruments, (ii) the mark-to-market of derivative instruments that are related to underlying activities in another period (or the reversal of such adjustments from a prior period), net of inventory valuation adjustments, (iii) items that are not indicative of our core operating results and business outlook, and/or (iv) other items that we believe should be excluded in understanding our core operating performance. We have defined all such items as "Selected Items Impacting Comparability." These additional financial measures are reconciled from the most directly comparable measures as reported in accordance with GAAP, and should be viewed in addition to, and not in lieu of, our consolidated financial statements and footnotes. Although we present selected items that we consider in evaluating our performance, you should also be aware that the items presented do not represent all items that affect comparability between the periods presented. Variations in our operating results are also caused by changes in volumes, prices, exchange rates, mechanical interruptions, acquisitions and numerous other factors. A full analysis of these types of variations are not separately identified in this release, but will be discussed, as applicable, in management's discussion and analysis of operating results in our Annual Report on Form 10-K. A reconciliation of EBITDA to net income and EBITDA to cash flows from operating activities for the periods presented are included in the tables attached to this release. In addition, the Partnership maintains on its website (www.paalp.com) a reconciliation of all non-GAAP financial information, such as EBITDA, to the most comparable GAAP measures. To access the information, investors should click on the “Investor Relations” link on the Partnership's home page and then the “Non-GAAP Reconciliations” link on the Investor Relations page. Conference Call The Partnership will host a conference call at 10 a.m. CST on Thursday, February 7, 2013 to discuss the following items: 1. The Partnership's fourth-quarter and full-year 2012 performance; 2. The status of major expansion projects; 3. Capitalization and liquidity; 4. Financial and operating guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2013; and 5. The Partnership's outlook for the future. Prior to this conference call, the Partnership will furnish a current report on Form 8-K, which will include material in this press release and financial and operational guidance for the first quarter and full year of 2013. A copy of the Form 8-K will be available on the Partnership's website at www.paalp.com. Webcast Instructions To access the Internet webcast, please go to the Partnership's website at www.paalp.com, choose “Investor Relations,” and then choose “Conference Calls.” Following the live webcast, the call will be archived for a period of sixty (60) days on the Partnership's website. Alternatively, dial (800) 288-8967 to access the live conference call. International callers should dial (612) 332-0636. No password is required. Access to the slide presentation accompanying the conference call is available a few minutes prior to the call under the “Conference Call Summaries” portion of the “Conference Calls” tab of the Investor Relations section of PAA's website at www.paalp.com. Telephonic Replay Instructions To listen to a telephonic replay of the conference call, please dial (800) 475-6701, or, for international callers, (320) 365-3844, and utilize the following replay access code: 277242. The replay will be available beginning Thursday February 7, 2013, at approximately noon CST and continue until 11:59 p.m. CST Friday, March 7, 2013. Forward Looking Statements Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters discussed in this release are forward-looking statements that involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from results or outcomes anticipated in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, among other things, failure to implement or capitalize, or delays in implementing or capitalizing, on planned internal growth projects; unanticipated changes in crude oil market structure, grade differentials and volatility (or lack thereof); the availability of, and our ability to consummate, acquisition or combination opportunities; the successful integration and future performance of acquired assets or businesses and the risks associated with operating in lines of business that are distinct and separate from our historical operations; the occurrence of a natural disaster, catastrophe, terrorist attack or other event, including attacks on our electronic and computer systems; tightened capital markets or other factors that increase our cost of capital or limit our access to capital; maintenance of our credit rating and ability to receive open credit from our suppliers and trade counterparties; continued creditworthiness of, and performance by, our counterparties, including financial institutions and trading companies with which we do business; the effectiveness of our risk management activities; environmental liabilities or events that are not covered by an indemnity, insurance or existing reserves; declines in the volume of crude oil, natural gas, refined product and NGL shipped, processed, purchased, stored, fractionated and/or gathered at or through the use of our facilities, whether due to declines in production from existing oil and gas reserves, failure to or slowdown in the development of additional oil and gas reserves or other factors; shortages or cost increases of supplies, materials or labor; fluctuations in refinery capacity in areas supplied by our mainlines and other factors affecting demand for various grades of crude oil, refined products and natural gas and resulting changes in pricing conditions or transportation throughput requirements; our ability to obtain debt or equity financing on satisfactory terms to fund additional acquisitions, expansion projects, working capital requirements and the repayment or refinancing of indebtedness; the impact of current and future laws, rulings, governmental regulations, accounting standards and statements and related interpretations; non-utilization of our assets and facilities; the effects of competition; interruptions in service on third-party pipelines; increased costs or lack of availability of insurance; fluctuations in the debt and equity markets, including the price of our units at the time of vesting under our long-term incentive plans; the currency exchange rate of the Canadian dollar; weather interference with business operations or project construction; risks related to the development and operation of natural gas storage facilities; factors affecting demand for natural gas and natural gas storage services and rates; general economic, market or business conditions and the amplification of other risks caused by volatile financial markets, capital constraints and pervasive liquidity concerns; and other factors and uncertainties inherent in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil and refined products, as well as in the storage of natural gas and the processing, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids discussed in the Partnership's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. is a publicly traded master limited partnership engaged in the transportation, storage, terminalling and marketing of crude oil and refined products, as well as in the processing, transportation, fractionation, storage and marketing of natural gas liquids. Through its general partner interest and majority equity ownership position in PAA Natural Gas Storage, L.P. (NYSE: PNG), PAA owns and operates natural gas storage facilities. PAA is headquartered in Houston, Texas.                                   PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)                                             CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (in millions, except per unit data)   Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011   REVENUES $ 9,439 $ 8,884 $ 37,797 $ 34,275   COSTS AND EXPENSES Purchases and related costs 8,513 8,141 34,368 31,564 Field operating costs 320 232 1,180 870 General and administrative expenses 78 94 342 294 Depreciation and amortization   126     58     482     249   Total costs and expenses   9,037     8,525     36,372     32,977     OPERATING INCOME 402 359 1,425 1,298   OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSE) Equity earnings in unconsolidated entities 12 4 38 13 Interest expense (74 ) (63 ) (288 ) (253 ) Other income/(expense), net   1     5     6     (19 )   INCOME BEFORE TAX 341 305 1,181 1,039 Current income tax expense (21 ) (13 ) (53 ) (38 ) Deferred income tax benefit/(expense)   10     (4 )   (1 )   (7 )   NET INCOME 330 288 1,127 994 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests   (10 )   (10 )   (33 )   (28 ) NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PLAINS $ 320   $ 278   $ 1,094   $ 966     NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO PLAINS:LIMITED PARTNERS $ 234   $ 210   $ 789   $ 730   GENERAL PARTNER $ 86   $ 68   $ 305   $ 236     BASIC NET INCOME PER LIMITED PARTNER UNIT $ 0.70   $ 0.69   $ 2.41   $ 2.46     DILUTED NET INCOME PER LIMITED PARTNER UNIT $ 0.69   $ 0.68   $ 2.40   $ 2.44     BASIC WEIGHTED AVERAGE UNITS OUTSTANDING   334     305     325     297     DILUTED WEIGHTED AVERAGE UNITS OUTSTANDING   337     308     328     299                   PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)                         Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,OPERATING DATA(1)2012201120122011   Transportation activities (average daily volumes in thousands of barrels) (2): Crude Oil Pipelines All American 37 34 33 35 Bakken Area Systems 120 135 130 130 Basin / Mesa 756 586 696 566 Capline 154 145 146 160 Eagle Ford Area Systems 40 4 23 5 Line 63/Line 2000 134 113 128 114 Manito 52 67 57 66 Mid-Continent Area Systems 256 201 249 213 Permian Basin Area Systems 489 412 461 404 Rainbow 141 152 145 142 Rangeland 65 63 62 59 Salt Lake City Area Systems 144 141 149 146 White Cliffs 21 15 18 13 Other 802 824 785 787 NGL Pipelines Co-Ed 52 - 44 - Other 159 - 131 - Refined Products Pipelines 122 110 116 102 Tariff activities total 3,544 3,002 3,373 2,942 Trucking 112 109 106 105 Transportation activities total 3,656 3,111 3,479 3,047   Facilities activities (average monthly volumes): Crude oil, refined products and NGL terminalling and storage (average monthly capacity in millions of barrels) 94 73 90 70 Natural gas storage (average monthly capacity in billions of cubic feet) 93 76 84 71 NGL fractionation (average throughput in thousands of barrels per day) 97 14 79 14 Facilities activities total (average monthly capacity in millions of barrels) (3) 113 86 106 82   Supply and Logistics activities (average daily volumes in thousands of barrels): Crude oil lease gathering purchases 850 776 818 742 NGL sales 259 118 182 103 Waterborne cargos 4 - 3 21 Supply and Logistics activities total 1,113 894 1,003 866   (1) Volumes associated with acquisitions represent total volumes (attributable to our interest) for the number of days or months we actually owned the assets divided by the number of days or months in the period. (2) As of December 31, 2012, we revised the summary presentation of our volumes related to our transportation activities. All prior year volumes have been restated herein to reflect such updates. (3) Facilities total is calculated as the sum of: (i) crude oil, refined products and NGL storage capacity; (ii) natural gas capacity divided by 6 to account for the 6:1 mcf of gas to crude Btu equivalent ratio and further divided by 1,000 to convert to monthly volumes in millions; and (iii) NGL fractionation volumes (based on estimated utilized capacity) multiplied by the number of days in the period and divided by the number of months in the period.             PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)                   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA (in millions) December 31,December 31,20122011ASSETS Current assets $ 5,147 $ 4,351 Property and equipment, net 9,643 7,740 Goodwill 2,535 1,854 Linefill and base gas 707 564 Long-term inventory 274 135 Investments in unconsolidated entities 343 191 Other, net 586 546 Total assets $ 19,235 $ 15,381   LIABILITIES AND PARTNERS' CAPITAL Current liabilities $ 5,183 $ 4,511 Senior notes, net of unamortized discount 6,010 4,262 Long-term debt under credit facilities and other 310 258 Other long-term liabilities and deferred credits 586 376 Total liabilities 12,089 9,407   Partners' capital excluding noncontrolling interests 6,637 5,450 Noncontrolling interests 509 524 Total partners' capital 7,146 5,974 Total liabilities and partners' capital 19,235 $ 15,381             PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)                   CREDIT RATIOS (in millions) December 31,December 31,20122011 Short-term debt $ 1,086 $ 679 Long-term debt   6,320     4,520   Total debt $ 7,406   $ 5,199     Long-term debt 6,320 4,520 Partners' capital   7,146     5,974   Total book capitalization $ 13,466   $ 10,494   Total book capitalization, including short-term debt $ 14,552   $ 11,173     Long-term debt-to-total book capitalization 47 % 43 % Total debt-to-total book capitalization, including short-term debt 51 % 47 %                   PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)                             COMPUTATION OF BASIC AND DILUTED EARNINGS PER LIMITED PARTNER UNIT (in millions, except per unit data) Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Basic Net Income per Limited Partner Unit: Net income attributable to Plains $ 320 $ 278 $ 1,094 $ 966 Less: General partner's incentive distribution (1) (81 ) (63 ) (289 ) (221 ) Less: General partner 2% ownership (1)   (5 )   (5 )   (16 )   (15 ) Net income available to limited partners 234 210 789 730 Less: Undistributed earnings allocated and distributions to participating securities (1)   (1 )   -     (5 )   -   Net income available to limited partners in accordance with application of the two-class method for MLPs $ 233   $ 210   $ 784   $ 730     Basic weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding 334 305 325 297   Basic net income per limited partner unit $ 0.70 $ 0.69 $ 2.41 $ 2.46   Diluted Net Income per Limited Partner Unit: Net income attributable to Plains $ 320 $ 278 $ 1,094 $ 966 Less: General partner's incentive distribution (1) (81 ) (63 ) (289 ) (221 ) Less: General partner 2% ownership (1)   (5 )   (5 )   (16 )   (15 ) Net income available to limited partners 234 210 789 730 Less: Undistributed earnings allocated and distributions to participating securities (1)   (1 )   -     (4 )   -   Net income available to limited partners in accordance with application of the two-class method for MLPs $ 233   $ 210   $ 785   $ 730     Basic weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding 334 305 325 297 Effect of dilutive securities: Weighted average LTIP units (2)   3     3     3     2   Diluted weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding   337     308     328     299     Diluted net income per limited partner unit $ 0.69   $ 0.68   $ 2.40   $ 2.44     (1) We calculate net income available to limited partners based on the distributions pertaining to the current period's net income. After adjusting for the appropriate period's distributions, the remaining undistributed earnings or excess distributions over earnings, if any, are allocated to the general partner, limited partners and participating securities in accordance with the contractual terms of the partnership agreement and as further prescribed under the two-class method.   (2) Our LTIP awards that contemplate the issuance of common units are considered dilutive unless (i) vesting occurs only upon the satisfaction of a performance condition and (ii) that performance condition has yet to be satisfied. LTIP awards that are deemed to be dilutive are reduced by a hypothetical unit repurchase based on the remaining unamortized fair value, as prescribed by the treasury stock method in guidance issued by the FASB.   PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited) FINANCIAL DATA RECONCILIATIONS                   (in millions) Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Net income to earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") andexcluding selected items impacting comparability ("Adjusted EBITDA") reconciliations Net Income $ 330 $ 288 $ 1,127 $ 994 Add: Interest expense 74 63 288 253 Add: Income tax expense 11 17 54 45 Add: Depreciation and amortization   126     58     482     249   EBITDA $ 541 $ 426 $ 1,951 $ 1,541 Selected items impacting comparability of EBITDA (1)   68     45     156     57   Adjusted EBITDA $ 609   $ 471   $ 2,107   $ 1,598     (1) Certain of our non-GAAP financial measures may not be impacted by each of the selected items impacting comparability.   Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Adjusted EBITDA to Implied Distributable Cash Flow ("DCF") Adjusted EBITDA $ 609 $ 471 $ 2,107 $ 1,598 Interest expense (74 ) (63 ) (288 ) (253 ) Maintenance capital (48 ) (43 ) (170 ) (120 ) Current income tax expense (21 ) (13 ) (53 ) (38 ) Equity earnings in unconsolidated entities, net of distributions 1 3 2 10 Distributions to noncontrolling interests (1) (12 ) (12 ) (48 ) (47 ) Other   -     -     -     (1 ) Implied DCF $ 455   $ 343   $ 1,550   $ 1,149     (1) Includes distributions that pertain to the current period's net income, a portion of which are to be paid in the subsequent period.     Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Cash flow from operating activities reconciliation EBITDA $ 541 $ 426 $ 1,951 $ 1,541 Current income tax expense (21 ) (13 ) (53 ) (38 ) Interest expense (74 ) (63 ) (288 ) (253 ) Net change in assets and liabilities, net of acquisitions (104 ) 201 (471 ) 1,005 Other items to reconcile to cash flows from operating activities: Equity compensation expense   19     54     101     110   Net cash provided by operating activities $ 361   $ 605   $ 1,240   $ 2,365                     PLAINS ALL AMERICAN PIPELINE, L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIESFINANCIAL SUMMARY (unaudited)                             FINANCIAL DATA RECONCILIATIONS (in millions, except per unit data) (continued) Three Months EndedTwelve Months EndedDecember 31,December 31,2012201120122011Basic Adjusted Net Income per Limited Partner Unit Net income attributable to Plains $ 320 $ 278 $ 1,094 $ 966 Selected items impacting comparability of net income attributable to Plains   109     44     320     55   Adjusted net income attributable to Plains 429 322 1,414 1,021 Less: General partner's incentive distribution (1) (81 ) (63 ) (289 ) (221 ) Less: General partner 2% ownership (1)   (7 )   (6 )   (23 )   (16 ) Adjusted net income available to limited partners 341 253 1,102 784 Less: Undistributed earnings allocated and distributions to participating securities (1)   (3 )   -     (8 )   -   Adjusted limited partners' net income $ 338   $ 253   $ 1,094   $ 784     Basic weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding 334 305 325 297   Basic adjusted net income per limited partner unit $ 1.01 $ 0.83 $ 3.37 $ 2.64   Diluted Adjusted Net Income per Limited Partner Unit Net income attributable to Plains $ 320 $ 278 $ 1,094 $ 966 Selected items impacting comparability of net income attributable to Plains   109     44     320     55   Adjusted net income attributable to Plains 429 322 1,414 1,021 Less: General partner's incentive distribution (1) (81 ) (63 ) (289 ) (221 ) Less: General partner 2% ownership (1)   (7 )   (6 )   (23 )   (16 ) Adjusted net income available to limited partners 341 253 1,102 784 Less: Undistributed earnings allocated and distributions to participating securities (1)   (1 )   -     (4 )   -   Adjusted limited partners' net income $ 340   $ 253   $ 1,098   $ 784     Diluted weighted average number of limited partner units outstanding 337 308 328 299   Diluted adjusted net income per limited partner unit $ 1.01 $ 0.82 $ 3.35 $ 2.62     (1) We calculate adjusted net income available to limited partners based on the distributions pertaining to the current period's net income. After adjusting for the appropriate period's distributions, the remaining undistributed earnings or excess distributions over earnings, if any, are allocated to the general partner, limited partners and participating securities in accordance with the contractual terms of the partnership agreement and as further prescribed under the two-class method. Plains All American Pipeline, L.P.Roy I. Lamoreaux, (713) 646-4222 ? (800) 564-3036Director, Investor RelationsorAl Swanson, (800) 564-3036Executive Vice President, CFO