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Martin Midstream Partners Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

Monday, May 06, 2013

Martin Midstream Partners Reports 2013 First Quarter Financial Results

13:00 EDT Monday, May 06, 2013

KILGORE, Texas, May 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Martin Midstream Partners L.P. (Nasdaq:MMLP) (the "Partnership") announced today its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2013.

The Partnership reported net income for the first quarter of 2013 of $16.6 million, or $0.61 per limited partner unit. This compared to net income for the first quarter of 2012 of $12.5 million, or $0.39 per limited partner unit.

The Partnership reported income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2013 of $16.6 million, or $0.61 per limited partner unit. This compared to income from continuing operations for the first quarter of 2012 of $10.7 million, or $0.33 per limited partner unit. The Partnership reported income from discontinued operations for the first quarter of 2012 of $1.7 million, or $0.06 per limited partner unit. Revenues for the first quarter of 2013 were $433.7 million compared to $348.3 million for the first quarter of 2012.

The Partnership's distributable cash flow for the first quarter of 2013 was $28.9 million. Distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP (United States generally accepted accounting principles) financial measure which is explained in greater detail below under "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information." The Partnership has also included below a table entitled "Distributable Cash Flow" in order to show the components of this non-GAAP financial measure and its reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measurement.

Included with this press release are the Partnership's consolidated financial statements as of and for the three months ended March 31, 2013 and certain prior periods. These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the information contained in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.

Ruben Martin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Martin Midstream GP LLC, the general partner of Martin Midstream Partners, said, "During the first quarter 2013, the Partnership generated record cash flow. We finished the quarter with a strong 1.38 times distribution coverage ratio. On a fully diluted basis, our distribution coverage ratio would have been 1.27 times assuming the incentive distribution rights were in effect for the quarter. The general partner has agreed to forego its right to receive $18.0 million in incentive distributions in support of our natural gas storage investment.

"Our Partnership saw positive results across multiple segments during the first quarter. This included strong performance in the wholesale butane division of our Natural Gas Services segment. The market remained strong as the gasoline blending season carried over from the fourth quarter. In our Sulfur Services segment, we benefited from another strong quarter from our fertilizer division. In the Terminalling and Storage segment, our second consecutive quarter with an integrated lubricant packaging platform showed great results and is ahead of planned cash flow year to date. We continue to be excited about the potential growth of our lubricant packaging business and are committed to its success.  Lastly, we believe our Marine Transportation segment is also currently well-positioned. While inland demand remains strong, utilization is currently also strong in our offshore division, which has historically had more volatile cash flow.

"Also, the first quarter 2013 was the first full operational quarter under contract for our Corpus Christi crude oil terminal facility. Throughput to date at the terminal has exceeded plan on the first six tanks and generated strong cash flow. Currently, we are making progress securing a contract for the final 300,000 barrels of storage for which construction will commence soon. The additional storage is anticipated to be operational in early 2014.

"Finally, the Partnership completed its largest financing transaction by closing on a new $600 million credit facility during the first quarter. Our new credit facility provides ample liquidity to enable us to continue our growth initiatives."

Investors' Conference Call

An investors' conference call to review the first quarter results will be held on Tuesday, May 7, 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 May 7, 2013 through 10:59 p.m. Central Time on May 14, 2013. The access code for the conference call and the audio replay is Conference ID No. 55302215. The audio replay of the conference call will also be archived on Martin Midstream Partners' website at www.martinmidstream.com.

Quarterly Cash Distribution

The quarterly cash distribution of $0.775 per common units which was announced on April 25, 2013 is payable on May 15, 2013 to common unitholders of record as of the close of business on May 8, 2013. The ex-dividend date for the cash distribution is May 6, 2013. This distribution reflects an annualized distribution rate of $3.10 per unit and is based on the Partnership's current operating performance and the current general economic, industry, and market conditions affecting it.

About Martin Midstream Partners

The Partnership 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 segments include: terminalling and storage services for petroleum products and by-products including the refining, blending and packaging of finished products; natural gas services, including liquids 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 Partnership is based in Kilgore, Texas and was founded in 2002.

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 Securities and Exchange Commission. 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.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Partnership reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. GAAP. However, from time to time, the Partnership uses certain non-GAAP financial measures such as distributable cash flow because the Partnership's management believes that this measure may provide users of this financial information with meaningful comparisons between current results and prior reported results and a meaningful measure of Partnership's cash available to pay distributions. Distributable cash flow should not be considered an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance in accordance with GAAP. Distributable cash flow is not intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor is it presented as an alternative to income from continuing operations. Furthermore, it should not be seen as a measure of liquidity or a substitute for comparable metrics prepared in accordance with GAAP. This information may constitute non-GAAP financial measures within the meaning of Regulation G adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, the Partnership has presented herein, and will present in other information it publishes that contains this non-GAAP financial measure, a reconciliation of this measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

The Partnership has included below a table entitled "Distributable Cash Flow" in order to show the components of this non-GAAP financial measure and its reconciliation to the most comparable GAAP measure. The Partnership calculates distributable cash flow as follows: net income (as reported in statements of operations); plus depreciation and amortization; less gain on sale of property, plant and equipment; plus amortization of debt discount and amortization of deferred debt issuance costs; less payments of installment notes payable and capital lease obligations; plus return of investments from unconsolidated entities (all as reported in statements of cash flows); plus equity in losses of unconsolidated entities (as reported in statements of operations); less maintenance capital expenditures (as reported under the caption "Liquidity and Capital Resources" in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on May 6, 2013); plus unit-based compensation (as reported in statements of changes in capital).

Additional information concerning the Partnership is available on the Partnership's website at www.martinmidstream.com.

 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED AND CONDENSED BALANCE SHEETS
(Dollars in thousands)
     
     
     
  March 31, 2013 December 31, 2012
  (Unaudited) (Audited)
Assets    
Cash  $ 47  $ 5,162
Accounts and other receivables, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $2,831 and $2,805, respectively 134,013 190,652
Product exchange receivables 6,041 3,416
Inventories 71,198 95,987
Due from affiliates 38,978 13,343
Other current assets 3,823 2,777
Assets held for sale 1,251 3,578
Total current assets 255,351 314,915
     
Property, plant and equipment, at cost 830,385 767,344
Accumulated depreciation (267,657) (256,963)
Property, plant and equipment, net 562,728 510,381
     
Goodwill 19,616 19,616
Investment in unconsolidated entities 177,775 154,309
Debt issuance costs, net 17,736 10,244
Other assets, net 3,159 3,531
   $ 1,036,365  $ 1,012,996
     
Liabilities and Partners' Capital    
Current installments of long-term debt and capital lease obligations  $ 3,192  $ 3,206
Trade and other accounts payable 115,616 140,045
Product exchange payables 20,632 12,187
Due to affiliates 5,710 3,316
Income taxes payable 2,045 10,239
Other accrued liabilities 13,674 9,489
Total current liabilities 160,869 178,482
     
Long-term debt and capital leases, less current maturities 520,001 474,992
Other long-term obligations 1,560 1,560
Total liabilities 682,430 655,034
     
Partners' capital 353,935 357,962
Commitments and contingencies    
   $ 1,036,365  $ 1,012,996
     
     
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED AND CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 (Unaudited)
 (Dollars in thousands, except per unit amounts)
     
     
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2013 20121
Revenues:    
Terminalling and storage *  $ 28,891  $ 20,186
Marine transportation * 24,980 20,862
Sulfur services 3,001 2,926
Product sales: *    
Natural gas services 259,109 172,111
Sulfur services 67,384 71,626
Terminalling and storage 50,321 60,615
  376,814 304,352
Total revenues 433,686 348,326
     
Costs and expenses:    
Cost of products sold: (excluding depreciation and amortization)    
Natural gas services * 248,778 167,199
Sulfur services * 52,797 54,960
Terminalling and storage 43,815 53,646
  345,390 275,805
Expenses:    
Operating expenses * 43,360 37,011
Selling, general and administrative * 7,030 5,771
Depreciation and amortization 11,893 9,953
Total costs and expenses 407,673 328,540
     
Other operating income (loss) 372 (5)
Operating income 26,385 19,781
     
Other income (expense):    
Equity in earnings (loss) of unconsolidated entities (374) 233
Interest expense (9,058) (7,656)
Debt prepayment premium (251)
Other, net (9) 292
Total other expense (9,441) (7,382)
     
Net income before taxes 16,944 12,399
Income tax expense (307) (1,657)
Income from continuing operations 16,637 10,742
Income from discontinued operations, net of income taxes 1,725
Net income 16,637 12,467
Less general partners' interest in net income (333) (1,611)
Less pre-acquisition income allocated to Parent (1,938)
Less income allocable to unvested restricted units (43)
Limited partners' interest in net income  $ 16,261  $ 8,918
     
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.
     
1 Financial information for 2012 has been revised to include results attributable to the Redbird Class A interests and the Blending and Packaging Assets acquired from Cross prior to October 2, 2012. See Note 1 – General.
     
*Related Party Transactions Shown Below
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED AND CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 (Unaudited)
 (Dollars in thousands, except per unit amounts)
     
*Related Party Transactions Included Above
     
     
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2013 20121
Revenues:    
Terminalling and storage  $ 17,328  $ 15,275
Marine transportation 6,843 4,857
Product Sales 1,209 2,190
Costs and expenses:    
Cost of products sold: (excluding depreciation and amortization)  
Terminalling and storage 11,961 12,649
Natural gas services 8,556 4,315
Sulfur services 4,534 4,431
Expenses:    
Operating expenses 17,974 13,817
Selling, general and administrative 4,418 2,666
     
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.
     
1 Financial information for 2012 has been revised to include results attributable to the Redbird Class A interests and the Blending and Packaging Assets acquired from Cross prior to October 2, 2012. See Note 1 – General.
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED AND CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
 (Unaudited)
 (Dollars and units in thousands, except per unit amounts)
     
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2013 20121
Allocation of net income attributable to:    
Limited partner interest:    
Continuing operations  $ 16,261  $ 7,457
Discontinued operations 1,461
  16,261 8,918
General partner interest:    
Continuing operations 333 1,347
Discontinued operations 264
  333 1,611
     
Net income attributable to limited partners:    
Basic:    
Continuing operations  $ 0.61  $ 0.33
Discontinued operations 0.06
   $ 0.61  $ 0.39
Weighted average limited partner units - basic 26,561 22,576
Diluted:    
Continuing operations  $ 0.61  $ 0.33
Discontinued operations 0.06
   $ 0.61  $ 0.39
Weighted average limited partner units - diluted 26,569 22,580
     
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.
     
1 Financial information for 2012 has been revised to include results attributable to the Redbird Class A interests and the Blending and Packaging Assets acquired from Cross prior to October 2, 2012. See Note 1 – General.
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED AND CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CAPITAL
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
                 
               
  Partners' Capital              
     


Common Limited
 

Subordinated Limited
 

General Partner
 Accumulated
Other
Comprehensive
Income
     
   Parent Net Investment1
Units

Amount

Units

Amount

Amount

(Loss)

Total
Balances - January 1, 2012  $ 51,571 20,471,776  $ 279,562 $ —  $ 5,428  $ 626  $ 337,187
                 
Net income 1,938 9,079 1,450 12,467
                 
Follow-on public offering 2,645,000 91,377 91,377
                 
General partner contribution 1,951 1,951
                 
Cash distributions (17,626) (1,818) (19,444)
                 
Unit-based compensation 56 56
                 
Adjustment in fair value of derivatives (64) (64)
                 
Balances - March 31, 2012  $ 53,509 23,116,776  $ 362,448 $ —  $ 7,011  $ 562  $ 423,530
                 
Balances - January 1, 2013 $ — 26,566,776  $ 349,490 $ —  $ 8,472 $ —  $ 357,962
                 
Net income 16,304 333 16,637
                 
Issuance of restricted units 57,750
                 
General partner contribution 37 37
                 
Cash distributions (20,501) (456) (20,957)
                 
Unit-based compensation 256 256
                 
Balances - March 31, 2013 $ — 26,624,526  $ 345,549 $ —  $ 8,386 $ —  $ 353,935
                 
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.
                 
1 Financial information for 2012 has been revised to include results attributable to the Redbird Class A interests and the Blending and Packaging Assets acquired from Cross prior to October 2, 2012. See Note 1 – General.
 
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
CONSOLIDATED AND CONDENSED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands)
     
  Three Months Ended
  March 31,
  2013 20121
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income  $ 16,637  $ 12,467
Less: Income from discontinued operations (1,725)
Net income from continuing operations 16,637 10,742
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Depreciation and amortization 11,893 9,953
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs 1,269 690
Amortization of debt discount 76 87
(Gain) loss on sale of property, plant and equipment (372) 6
Equity in (earnings) loss of unconsolidated entities 374 (233)
Unit-based compensation 256 56
Other 6
Change in current assets and liabilities, excluding effects of acquisitions and dispositions:    
Accounts and other receivables 56,639 3,920
Product exchange receivables (2,625) 8,433
Inventories 25,494 (12,323)
Due from affiliates (25,635) (5,142)
Other current assets (1,046) (1,091)
Trade and other accounts payable (24,429) (9,507)
Product exchange payables 8,445 (6,730)
Due to affiliates 2,394 (2,455)
Income taxes payable 484 262
Other accrued liabilities 4,185 2,530
Change in other non-current assets and liabilities 26 52
Net cash provided by (used in) continuing operating activities 74,071 (750)
Net cash provided by (used in) discontinued operating activities (8,678) 855
Net cash provided by operating activities 65,393 105
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Payments for property, plant and equipment (14,715) (31,035)
Acquisitions (50,801)
Payments for plant turnaround costs (305)
Proceeds from sale of property, plant and equipment 3,610 20
Return of investments from unconsolidated entities 525 1,072
Contributions to unconsolidated entities (24,365) (7,657)
Net cash used in continuing investing activities (85,746) (37,905)
Net cash used in discontinued investing activities (1,161)
Net cash used in investing activities (85,746) (39,066)
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Payments of long-term debt (373,000) (146,000)
Payments of notes payable and capital lease obligations (81) (6,407)
Proceeds from long-term debt 418,000 126,000
Net proceeds from follow on offering 91,377
General partner contribution 37 1,951
Payment of debt issuance costs (8,761)
Cash distributions paid (20,957) (19,444)
Net cash provided by financing activities 15,238 47,477
Net increase (decrease) in cash (5,115) 8,516
Cash at beginning of period 5,162 266
Cash at end of period  $ 47  $ 8,782
     
These financial statements should be read in conjunction with the financial statements and the accompanying notes and other information included in the Partnership's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2013.
     
1 Financial information for 2012 has been revised to include results attributable to the Redbird Class A interests and the Blending and Packaging Assets acquired from Cross prior to October 2, 2012. See Note 1 – General. 
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME
(Unaudited) 
(Dollars and volumes in thousands)
     
     
     
Terminalling and Storage Segment Three Months Ended March 31,
  2013 2012
  (In thousands)
Revenues:    
Services  $ 30,032  $ 21,361
Products 50,321 60,615
Total revenues 80,353 81,976
     
Cost of products sold 44,270 54,166
Operating expenses 17,694 14,044
Selling, general and administrative expenses 695 1,377
Depreciation and amortization 7,096 4,976
  10,598 7,413
Other operating income 71 20
Operating income  $ 10,669  $ 7,433
     
Terminalling volumes (Bbls) 209.6 237.9
     
     
Natural Gas Services Segment Three Months Ended March 31,
  2013 2012
  (In thousands)
Revenues:    
Marine transportation  $ 330  $ — 
Product 259,109 172,111
Total revenues 259,439 172,111
     
Cost of products sold 249,136 167,576
Operating expenses 981 952
Selling, general and administrative expenses 926 597
Depreciation and amortization 292 143
Operating income  $ 8,104  $ 2,843
     
NGLs volumes (Bbls) 3,705 2,297
 
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
SEGMENT OPERATING INCOME
(Unaudited) 
(Dollars and volumes in thousands)
     
     
Sulfur Services Segment Three Months Ended March 31,
  2013 2012
  (In thousands)
Revenues:    
Services  $ 3,001  $ 2,926
Products 67,384 71,626
Total revenues 70,385 74,552
     
Cost of products sold 52,887 55,051
Operating expenses 4,439 4,193
Selling, general and administrative expenses 1,047 955
Depreciation and amortization 1,966 1,793
  10,046 12,560
Other operating income (loss) (25)
Operating income  $ 10,046  $ 12,535
     
Sulfur (long tons) 194.0 279.0
Fertilizer (long tons) 103.7 93.9
Sulfur services volumes (long tons) 297.7 372.9
     
     
Marine Transportation Segment Three Months Ended March 31,
  2013 2012
  (In thousands)
Revenues  $ 25,232  $ 21,567
Operating expenses 21,066 18,714
Selling, general and administrative expenses 419 424
Depreciation and amortization 2,539 3,041
  1,208 (612)
Other operating income 301
Operating income (loss)  $ 1,509 $ (612)
 
MARTIN MIDSTREAM PARTNERS L.P.
DISTRIBUTABLE CASH FLOW
Unaudited Non-GAAP Financial Measure
(Dollars in thousands)
   
   
   
  Three Months
Ended March 31,
2013
   
Net income  $ 16,637
   
Adjustments to reconcile net income to distributable cash flow:  
Depreciation and amortization 11,893
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment (372)
Amortization of debt discount 76
Amortization of deferred debt issuance costs 1,269
Payments of installment notes payable and capital lease obligations (81)
Return of investments from unconsolidated entities 525
Equity in loss of unconsolidated entities 374
Maintenance capital expenditures (1,678)
Unit-based compensation 256
Distributable cash flow  $ 28,899
CONTACT: Robert D. Bondurant Executive Vice President
and Chief Financial Officer of Martin Midstream GP LLC,
the Partnership's general partner at (903) 983-6200

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