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Press release from GlobeNewswire (a Nasdaq OMX company)

Martin Midstream Partners Reports 2012 Quarterly Financial Results by Reportable Business Segment

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Martin Midstream Partners Reports 2012 Quarterly Financial Results by Reportable Business Segment05:00 EST Thursday, February 28, 2013KILGORE, Texas, Feb. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) (the "Partnership") announced today its quarterly financial results for the year ended December 31, 2012 by reportable business segment. The Partnership evaluates segment performance on the basis of operating income, which is derived by subtracting cost of products sold, operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, and depreciation and amortization expense from revenues. The following tables furnished below set forth the Partnership's operating results by segment for each quarter of the year ended December 31, 2012. The Partnership acquired certain specialty lubricant product packaging assets from Martin Resource Management in October 2012. The acquisitions of these assets were considered a transfer of net assets between entities under common control. The acquisition of the assets was recorded at amounts based on the historical carrying value of the assets at that date, and we have retrospectively updated our quarterly segment financial information below to reflect the effects on operating results attributable to the activities of the assets as if we owned the assets from January 1, 2012 through September 30, 2012. The historical results of these assets are included in the terminalling and storage segment information below.  Additionally, the natural gas services segment information below excludes the discontinued operations our natural gas gathering assets. Included with this press release is the Partnership's quarterly financial information for the year ended December 31, 2012 by reportable business segment. This quarterly financial information should be read in conjunction with the information contained in the Partnership's Annual Report on Form 10-K, to be filed with the SEC on March 4, 2013. Investors' Conference Call An investors' conference call to review the fourth quarter and fiscal year results will be held on Thursday, February 28, 2013, at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. The conference call can be accessed by calling (877) 878-2695. An audio replay of the conference call will be available by calling (855) 859-2056 from 11:00 a.m. Central Time on February 28, 2013 through 10:59 p.m. Central Time on March 7, 2013. The access code for the conference call and the audio replay is Conference ID No. 93672427. The audio replay of the conference call will also be archived on Martin Midstream Partners' website at www.martinmidstream.com. About Martin Midstream Partners Martin Midstream Partners L.P. is a publicly traded limited partnership with a diverse set of operations focused primarily in the United States Gulf Coast region. The Partnership's primary business lines include: terminalling, storage, processing and packaging services for petroleum products and by-products;  natural gas liquids storage, marketing and distribution services and natural gas storage;  sulfur and sulfur-based products processing, manufacturing, marketing and distribution;  and marine transportation services for petroleum products and by-products.  The Martin Midstream Partners L.P. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=14989 Forward-Looking Statements Statements about the Partnership's outlook and all other statements in this release other than historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements and all references to financial estimates rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties and other factors, many of which are outside its control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from such statements. While the Partnership believes that the assumptions concerning future events are reasonable, it cautions that there are inherent difficulties in anticipating or predicting certain important factors. A discussion of these factors, including risks and uncertainties, is set forth in the Partnership's annual and quarterly reports filed from time to time with the SEC. The Partnership disclaims any intention or obligation to revise any forward-looking statements, including financial estimates, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Additional information concerning the Partnership is available on the Partnership's website at www.martinmidstream.com.  MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME(Dollars in thousands)                        Terminalling and Storage Segment             First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth Quarter For the Year Ended December 31, 2012  (In thousands) Revenues:           Services $21,361 $22,222 $25,066 $26,246 $94,895 Products 60,616 60,175 56,779 49,710 227,280 Total revenues 81,977 82,397 81,845 75,956 322,175             Cost of products sold 53,287 53,857 51,457 44,365 202,966 Operating expenses 14,923 15,053 15,612 17,911 63,499 Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,376 1,088 1,434 773 4,671 Depreciation and amortization 4,976 5,223 5,829 6,948 22,976   7,415 7,176 7,513 5,959 28,063 Other operating income (loss) 20 375 — (514) (119) Operating income $7,435 $7,551 $7,513 $5,445 $27,944            Natural Gas Services Segment             First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth QuarterFor the Year Ended December 31, 2012  (In thousands) Revenues $172,111 $164,817 $190,738 $297,840 $825,506 Cost of products sold 167,576 163,427 186,080 286,112 803,195 Operating expenses 952 804 847 947 3,550 Selling, general and administrative expenses 597 859 786 1,994 4,236 Depreciation and amortization 143 144 149 165 601 Operating income (loss) $2,843 $(417) $2,876 $8,622 $13,924             NGLs Volumes (Bbls) 2,297 2,436 3,092 4,255 12,080            Sulfur Services Segment             First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth QuarterFor the Year Ended December 31, 2012  (In thousands) Revenues:           Services $2,926 $2,925 $2,926 $2,925 $11,702 Products 71,626 64,168 57,670 56,418 249,882 Total revenues 74,552 67,093 60,596 59,343 261,584             Cost of products sold 55,051 47,440 47,362 45,461 195,314 Operating expenses 4,193 4,614 4,357 4,240 17,404 Selling, general and administrative expenses 955 982 1,008 1,030 3,975 Depreciation and amortization 1,793 1,782 1,750 2,046 7,371   12,560 12,275 6,119 6,566 37,520 Other operating income (loss) (25) 3 (5) (231) (258) Operating income $12,535 $12,278 $6,114 $6,335 $37,262             Sulfur (long tons) 308.2 328.0 225.6 204.3 1,066.1 Fertilizer (long tons) 93.9 83.6 61.2 67.4 306.1 Sulfur services volumes (long tons) 402.1 411.6 286.8 271.7 1,372.2            Marine Transportation Segment             First Quarter Second Quarter Third Quarter Fourth QuarterFor the Year Ended December 31, 2012  (In thousands) Revenues $21,567 $21,466 $22,879 $22,903 $88,815 Operating expenses 18,714 16,033 18,026 17,569 70,342 Selling, general and administrative expenses 424 362 580 (800) 566 Depreciation and amortization 3,041 2,921 2,564 2,589 11,115   (612) 2,150 1,709 3,545 6,792 Other operating loss — — — (41) (41) Operating income (loss) $(612) $2,150 $1,709 $3,504 $6,751CONTACT: Robert D. Bondurant Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Martin Midstream GP LLC (903) 983-6200