CVR Refining Reports 2013 Third Quarter Results And Announces Cash Distribution of 30 Cents

Nov 01, 2013, 08:30 ET from CVR Refining, LP

SUGAR LAND, Texas, Nov. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR), a refiner and marketer of petroleum fuels, today announced third quarter 2013 net income of $86.0 million on net sales of $1,910.5 million, compared to net income of $318.6 million on net sales of $2,337.4 million for the 2012 third quarter.

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"Our third quarter results were significantly impacted by the unprecedented downtime associated with the outage of the Fluid Catalytic Cracking Unit (FCCU) at the Coffeyville refinery due to a failure of a major piece of equipment in the unit. In addition, crude differentials tightened in late August and crack spreads and product basis weakened during the quarter, further impacting our results," said Jack Lipinski, chief executive officer. "The Coffeyville refinery resumed full operations on Sept. 11, which was a few days earlier than anticipated, and sustained processing rates averaging approximately 115,000 barrels per day (bpd) for the remainder of the quarter. At the same time, the Wynnewood refinery exceeded planned throughput rates for the quarter, somewhat offsetting the impact from the FCCU outage at the Coffeyville refinery."

For the first nine months of 2013, net income was $700.6 million on net sales of $6,322.6 million, compared to net income of $540.7 million on net sales of $6,465.5 million for the first nine months of 2012.

Distributions

CVR Refining also announced today a third quarter 2013 distribution of 30 cents per common unit. The distribution, as set by the board of CVR Refining GP, LLC, the general partner of CVR Refining, will be paid on Nov. 18, 2013, to unitholders of record on Nov. 11, 2013.

CVR Refining's third quarter cash distribution brings the cumulative cash distributions paid or declared for the first nine months of 2013 to $3.23 per common unit.

CVR Refining also updated its 2013 full year distribution outlook to $3.45 to $3.70 per common unit, which includes 18 cents from the pre-IPO period of Jan. 1, 2013, to Jan. 22, 2013. The updated outlook is a result of current market conditions, primarily the decrease in the Group 3 2-1-1 crack spread.

Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call Information

CVR Refining previously announced that it will host its third quarter 2013 Earnings Conference Call for analysts and investors on Friday, Nov. 1, at 12 p.m. Eastern.

The Earnings Conference Call will be broadcast live over the Internet at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=96153. For investors or analysts who want to participate during the call, the dial-in number is (877) 407-8289.

For those unable to listen live, the Webcast will be archived and available for 14 days at http://www.videonewswire.com/event.asp?id=96153. A repeat of the conference call can be accessed by dialing (877) 660-6853, conference ID 421489.

Forward Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements. You can generally identify forward-looking statements by our use of forward-looking terminology such as "outlook," "anticipate," "believe," "continue," "could," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "might," "plan," "potential," "predict," "seek," "should," or "will," or the negative thereof or other variations thereon or comparable terminology. These forward-looking statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. For a discussion of risk factors which may affect our results, please see the risk factors and other disclosures included in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and any subsequently filed quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. These risks may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Given these risks and uncertainties, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date hereof. CVR Refining undertakes no duty to update its forward-looking statements.

About CVR Refining, LP

Headquartered in Sugar Land, Texas, CVR Refining, LP is an independent downstream energy limited partnership that owns refining and related logistics assets in the Midcontinent United States. CVR Refining's subsidiaries operate a 115,000 barrel per day complex full coking medium-sour crude oil refinery in Coffeyville, Kan., and a 70,000 bpd medium complexity crude oil refinery in Wynnewood, Okla. CVR Refining's subsidiaries also operate supporting logistics assets including approximately 350 miles of pipelines, more than 125 crude oil transports, a network of strategically located crude oil gathering tank farms, and more than six million barrels of owned and leased crude oil storage capacity.

For further information, please contact:

Investor Relations: Jay Finks CVR Refining, LP 281-207-3588 IR@CVRRefining.com

Media Relations: Angie Dasbach CVR Refining, LP 281-207-3550 MediaRelations@CVRRefining.com

CVR Refining, LP

Financial and Operational Data (all information in this release is unaudited except as otherwise noted).

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

(in millions, except per unit data)

Statement of Operations Data:

Net sales

$

1,910.5

$

2,337.4

$

6,322.6

$

6,465.5

Cost of product sold

1,734.7

1,694.1

5,317.0

5,191.0

Direct operating expenses

104.7

88.8

274.5

253.1

Selling, general and administrative expenses

18.9

21.2

57.8

67.5

Depreciation and amortization

28.8

27.5

85.2

80.4

Operating income

23.4

505.8

588.1

873.5

Interest expense and other financing costs

(10.0)

(18.2)

(34.8)

(56.0)

Interest income

0.1

0.3

Gain (loss) on derivatives, net

72.5

(168.9)

173.0

(277.4)

Loss on extinguishment of debt

(26.1)

Other income (expense), net

(0.1)

0.1

0.6

Income before income tax expense

86.0

318.6

700.6

540.7

Income tax expense

Net income

$

86.0

$

318.6

$

700.6

$

540.7

Net income subsequent to initial public offering (January 23, 2013 - September 30, 2013)**

$

86.0

$

622.8

Net income per common unit - basic

$

0.58

$

4.22

Net income per common unit - diluted

$

0.58

$

4.22

Weighted average, number of common units outstanding (in thousands):

Basic

147,600

147,600

Diluted

147,600

147,600

** Reflective of net income per common unit since closing the Partnership's initial public offering ("Offering") on January 23, 2013. The Partnership has omitted net income per unit for 2012 because the Partnership operated under a different capital structure prior to the closing of the Offering and, as a result, the per unit data would not be meaningful to investors. Based upon net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2013, net income per common unit would have been $4.75 per common unit.

As of September 30, 2013

As of December 31, 2012

(audited)

(in millions)

Balance Sheet Data:

Cash and cash equivalents

$

250.5

$

153.1

Working capital

819.0

382.7

Total assets

2,686.5

2,258.5

Total debt, including current portion

562.9

773.2

Total partners' capital

1,675.3

980.8

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

(in millions)

Cash Flow Data:

Net cash flow provided by (used in):

Operating activities

$

16.2

$

413.7

$

483.4

$

799.2

Investing activities

(60.7)

(20.2)

(140.7)

(82.4)

Financing activities

(188.3)

(343.4)

(245.3)

(640.0)

Net cash flow

$

(232.8)

$

50.1

$

97.4

$

76.8

Other Financial Data:

Capital expenditures for property, plant and equipment

$

60.7

$

20.2

$

140.8

$

82.8

Operating Data

The following tables set forth information about our consolidated operations and our Coffeyville and Wynnewood refineries. Reconciliations of certain non-GAAP financial measures are provided under "Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures" below.

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Key Operating Statistics:

Per crude oil throughput barrel:

Refining margin*

$

11.89

$

36.31

$

20.15

$

26.34

FIFO impact (favorable) unfavorable

(3.68)

(2.87)

(1.67)

1.12

Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact*

8.21

33.44

18.48

27.46

Gross profit*

2.86

29.75

12.94

19.45

Direct operating expenses and major scheduled turnaround expenses

7.08

5.02

5.50

5.23

Direct operating expenses and major scheduled turnaround expenses per barrel sold

$

6.92

$

4.81

$

5.29

$

4.75

Barrels sold (barrels per day)

164,431

200,683

190,055

194,638

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Refining Throughput and Production Data:

(barrels per day)

Throughput:

Sweet

130,876

78.1

%

149,768

73.8

%

147,074

76.9

%

136,463

73.4

%

Medium

20,752

12.4

%

21,188

10.4

%

17,901

9.4

%

21,708

11.7

%

Heavy sour

9,072

5.4

%

21,607

10.6

%

17,805

9.3

%

18,418

9.9

%

Total crude oil throughput

160,700

95.9

%

192,563

94.8

%

182,780

95.6

%

176,589

95.0

%

All other feedstocks and blendstocks

6,863

4.1

%

10,475

5.2

%

8,444

4.4

%

9,448

5.0

%

Total throughput

167,563

100.0

%

203,038

100.0

%

191,224

100.0

%

186,037

100.0

%

Production:

Gasoline

74,990

45.2

%

98,016

48.5

%

89,390

46.8

%

92,114

49.7

%

Distillate

69,390

41.8

%

82,224

40.7

%

79,230

41.4

%

75,568

40.8

%

Other (excluding internally produced fuel)

21,666

13.0

%

21,928

10.8

%

22,579

11.8

%

17,588

9.5

%

Total refining production (excluding internally produced fuel)

166,046

100.0

%

202,168

100.0

%

191,199

100.0

%

185,270

100.0

%

Product price (dollars per gallon):

Gasoline

$

2.89

$

3.03

$

2.86

$

2.93

Distillate

3.07

3.15

3.04

3.07

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Market Indicators (dollars per barrel):

West Texas Intermediate (WTI) NYMEX

$

105.81

$

92.20

$

98.20

$

96.16

Crude Oil Differentials:

WTI less WTS (light/medium sour)

0.30

3.34

2.14

4.10

WTI less WCS (heavy sour)

22.92

15.53

22.27

21.06

NYMEX Crack Spreads:

Gasoline

16.27

31.70

23.92

29.21

Heating Oil

22.13

33.86

27.46

30.54

NYMEX 2-1-1 Crack Spread

19.20

32.78

25.69

29.87

PADD II Group 3 Basis:

Gasoline

(1.57)

2.22

(2.43)

(2.58)

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

0.80

5.53

1.66

2.04

PADD II Group 3 Product Crack:

Gasoline

14.70

33.92

21.49

26.63

Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel

22.93

39.38

29.12

32.58

PADD II Group 3 2-1-1

18.81

36.65

25.31

29.60

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

(in millions, except operating statistics)

Coffeyville Refinery Financial Results:

Net sales

$

992.2

$

1,564.3

$

3,833.9

$

4,143.8

Cost of product sold

893.8

1,135.2

3,206.4

3,327.7

Refining margin*

98.4

429.1

627.5

816.1

Direct operating expenses

68.4

47.3

170.7

134.7

Major scheduled turnaround expenses

0.2

21.2

Depreciation and amortization

17.7

17.4

52.9

52.1

Gross profit*

$

12.3

$

364.2

$

403.9

$

608.1

Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact*

$

60.0

$

384.8

$

567.2

$

857.8

Coffeyville Refinery Key Operating Statistics:

Per crude oil throughput barrel:

Refining margin*

$

13.48

$

37.42

$

21.56

$

26.71

FIFO impact (favorable) unfavorable

(5.26)

(3.86)

(2.07)

1.37

Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact*

8.22

33.56

19.49

28.08

Gross profit*

1.69

31.76

13.88

19.90

Direct operating expenses and major scheduled turnaround expenses

9.37

4.14

5.86

5.10

Direct operating expenses and major scheduled turnaround expenses per barrel sold

$

9.12

$

3.90

$

5.51

$

4.58

Barrels sold (barrels per day)

81,532

132,372

113,518

124,172

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Coffeyville Refinery Throughput and Production Data:

(barrels per day)

Throughput:

Sweet

69,785

84.0

%

100,427

76.0

%

88,337

78.4

%

90,871

77.0

%

Medium

514

0.6

%

2,609

2.0

%

454

0.4

%

2,216

1.9

%

Heavy sour

9,072

10.9

%

21,607

16.4

%

17,805

15.8

%

18,418

15.6

%

Total crude oil throughput

79,371

95.5

%

124,643

94.4

%

106,596

94.6

%

111,505

94.5

%

All other feedstocks and blendstock

3,711

4.5

%

7,465

5.6

%

6,067

5.4

%

6,448

5.5

%

Total throughput

83,082

100.0

%

132,108

100.0

%

112,663

100.0

%

117,953

100.0

%

Production:

Gasoline

35,493

42.4

%

63,991

47.8

%

52,507

45.8

%

58,889

49.2

%

Distillate

35,206

42.0

%

56,230

42.0

%

48,018

41.9

%

50,766

42.4

%

Other (excluding internally produced fuel)

13,050

15.6

%

13,756

10.2

%

14,003

12.3

%

10,014

8.4

%

Total refining production (excluding internally produced fuel)

83,749

100.0

%

133,977

100.0

%

114,528

100.0

%

119,669

100.0

%

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

(in millions, except operating statistics)

Wynnewood Refinery Financial Results:

Net sales

$

917.2

$

772.8

$

2,485.4

$

2,321.0

Cost of product sold

841.1

559.5

2,110.2

1,864.9

Refining margin*

76.1

213.3

375.2

456.1

Direct operating expenses

36.2

30.1

103.8

83.6

Major scheduled turnaround expenses

11.0

13.4

Depreciation and amortization

9.9

9.0

28.7

25.7

Gross profit*

$

30.0

$

163.2

$

242.7

$

333.4

Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact*

$

60.2

$

206.7

$

352.2

$

468.7

Wynnewood Refinery Key Operating Statistics:

Per crude oil throughput barrel:

Refining margin*

$

10.17

$

34.13

$

18.04

$

25.58

FIFO impact (favorable) unfavorable

(2.13)

(1.06)

(1.11)

0.70

Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact*

8.04

33.07

16.93

26.28

Gross profit*

4.00

26.12

11.66

18.70

Direct operating expenses and major scheduled turnaround expenses

4.85

6.58

4.99

5.44

Direct operating expenses and major scheduled turnaround expenses per barrel sold

$

4.75

$

6.54

$

4.97

$

5.02

Barrels sold (barrels per day)

82,899

68,311

76,537

70,466

Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

Wynnewood Refinery Throughput and Production Data:

(barrels per day)

Throughput:

Sweet

61,091

72.3

%

49,341

69.6

%

58,737

74.8

%

45,592

67.0

%

Medium

20,238

24.0

%

18,579

26.2

%

17,447

22.2

%

19,492

28.6

%

Heavy sour

%

%

%

%

Total crude oil throughput

81,329

96.3

%

67,920

95.8

%

76,184

97.0

%

65,084

95.6

%

All other feedstocks and blendstocks

3,152

3.7

%

3,010

4.2

%

2,377

3.0

%

3,000

4.4

%

Total throughput

84,481

100.0

%

70,930

100.0

%

78,561

100.0

%

68,084

100.0

%

Production:

Gasoline

39,497

48.0

%

34,025

49.9

%

36,883

48.1

%

33,225

50.7

%

Distillate

34,184

41.5

%

25,994

38.1

%

31,212

40.7

%

24,802

37.8

%

Other (excluding internally produced fuel)

8,616

10.5

%

8,172

12.0

%

8,576

11.2

%

7,574

11.5

%

Total refining production (excluding internally produced fuel)

82,297

100.0

%

68,191

100.0

%

76,671

100.0

%

65,601

100.0

%

Cost of product sold, direct operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses are all reflected exclusive of depreciation and amortization.

* See Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures below.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our actual results in accordance with GAAP for the applicable periods, the Partnership also uses the non-GAAP measures noted above, which are reconciled to our GAAP-based results below. These non-GAAP financial measures should not be considered an alternative for GAAP results. The adjustments are provided to enhance an overall understanding of the Partnership's financial performance for the applicable periods and are indicators management believes are relevant and useful for planning and forecasting future periods.

Refining margin per crude oil throughput barrel is a measurement calculated as the difference between net sales and cost of product sold (exclusive of depreciation and amortization). Refining margin is a non-GAAP measure that we believe is important to investors in evaluating our refineries' performance as a general indication of the amount above our cost of product sold that we are able to sell refined products. Each of the components used in this calculation (net sales and cost of product sold exclusive of depreciation and amortization) can be taken directly from our Statement of Operations. Our calculation of refining margin may differ from similar calculations of other companies in our industry, thereby limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. In order to derive the refining margin per crude oil throughput barrel, we utilize the total dollar figures for refining margin as derived above and divide by the applicable number of crude oil throughput barrels for the period. We believe that refining margin is important to enable investors to better understand and evaluate our ongoing operating results and allow for greater transparency in the review of our overall financial, operational and economic performance.

Refining margin per crude oil throughput barrel adjusted for FIFO impact is a measurement calculated as the difference between net sales and cost of product sold (exclusive of depreciation and amortization) adjusted for FIFO impacts. Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact is a non-GAAP measure that we believe is important to investors in evaluating our refineries' performance as a general indication of the amount above our cost of product sold (taking into account the impact of our utilization of FIFO) that we are able to sell refined products. Our calculation of refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact may differ from calculations of other companies in our industry, thereby limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure. Under our FIFO accounting method, changes in crude oil prices can cause fluctuations in the inventory valuation of our crude oil, work in process and finished goods, thereby resulting in favorable FIFO impacts when crude oil prices increase and unfavorable FIFO impacts when crude oil prices decrease.

Gross profit is calculated as the difference between net sales, cost of product sold (exclusive of depreciation and amortization), direct operating expenses (exclusive of depreciation and amortization), major scheduled turnaround expenses and depreciation and amortization. Gross profit per throughput barrel is calculated as gross profit as derived above divided by our refineries' crude oil throughput volumes for the respective periods presented. Gross profit is a non-GAAP measure that should not be substituted for operating income. Management believes it is important to investors in evaluating our refineries' performance and our ongoing operating results. Our calculation of gross profit may differ from similar calculations of other companies in our industry, thereby limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA represents net income before (i) interest expense and other financing costs, net of interest income, (ii) income tax expense and (iii) depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA represents EBITDA adjusted for FIFO impacts (favorable) unfavorable; share-based compensation, non-cash; major scheduled turnaround expenses; loss on extinguishment of debt; loss on disposition of fixed assets; (gain) loss on derivatives, net; current period settlements on derivative contracts and expenses associated with the Gary-Williams acquisition. We present Adjusted EBITDA because it is the starting point for our available cash for distribution. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized terms under GAAP and should not be substituted for net income or cash flow from operations. Management believes that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA enables investors to better understand our ability to make distributions to our common unitholders, evaluate our ongoing operating results and allows for greater transparency in reviewing our overall financial, operational and economic performance. EBTIDA and Adjusted EBITDA presented by other companies may not be comparable to our presentation, since each company may define these terms differently. Below is a reconciliation of net income to EBITDA and EBITDA to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2013 and 2012:

Three Months Ended September 30,

Nine Months Ended September 30,

2013

2012

2013

2012

(in millions)

Net income

$

86.0

$

318.6

$

700.6

$

540.7

Add:

Interest expense and other financing costs, net of interest income

9.9

18.2

34.5

56.0

Income tax expense

Depreciation and amortization

28.8

27.5

85.2

80.4

EBITDA

124.7

364.3

820.3

677.1

Add:

FIFO impacts (favorable) unfavorable

(54.3)

(50.9)

(83.3)

54.3

Share-based compensation, non-cash

2.1

4.9

8.3

15.6

Loss on extinguishment of debt

26.1

Major scheduled turnaround expenses

11.1

34.6

(Gain) loss on derivatives, net

(72.5)

168.9

(173.0)

277.4

Current period settlements on derivative contracts (a)

33.9

(53.2)

(3.9)

(80.4)

Expenses associated with Gary-Williams acquisition

2.0

10.3

Adjusted EBITDA

$

33.9

$

447.1

$

594.5

$

988.9

(a)

Represents the portion of gain (loss) on derivatives, net related to contracts that matured during the respective periods and settled with counterparties. There are no premiums paid or received at inception of the derivative contracts and upon settlement, there is no cost recovery associated with these contracts.

Available cash for distribution is not a recognized term under GAAP. Available cash should not be considered in isolation or as an alternative to net income or operating income, as a measure of operating performance. In addition, available cash for distribution is not presented as, and should not be considered an alternative to cash flows from operations or as a measure of liquidity. Available cash as reported by the Partnership may not be comparable to similarly title measures of other entities; thereby limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

The Partnership announced a cash distribution of $0.30 per common unit for the third quarter of 2013. The distribution was based on the Partnership's available cash, which equaled Adjusted EBITDA reduced for cash needed for (i) debt service; (ii) reserves for environmental and maintenance capital expenditures; (iii) reserves for future major scheduled turnaround expenses and, to the extent applicable, (iv) reserves for future operating or capital needs that the board of directors of our general partner deems necessary or appropriate, if any. Available cash for distributions may be increased by previously established cash reserves, if any, and other excess cash, at the discretion of the board of directors of our general partner. Actual distributions are set by the board of directors of our general partner. The board of directors of our general partner may modify our cash distribution policy at any time, and our partnership agreement does not require us to make distributions at all.

Three Months Ended September 30, 2013

(in millions, except per unit data)

Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to Available cash for distribution

Adjusted EBITDA

$

33.9

Adjustments:

Less:

Cash needs for debt service

(10.0)

Reserves for environmental and maintenance capital expenditures

(31.2)

Reserves for future turnarounds

(8.7)

Add:

Release of excess cash

60.0

Available cash for distribution

$

44.0

Available cash for distribution, per unit

$

0.30

Common units outstanding (in thousands)

147,600

Derivatives Summary. To reduce the basis risk between the price of products for Group 3 and that of the NYMEX associated with selling forward derivative contracts for NYMEX crack spreads, we may enter into basis swap positions to lock the price difference. If the difference between the price of products on the NYMEX and Group 3 (or some other price benchmark as we may deem appropriate) is different than the value contracted in the swap, then we will receive from or owe to the counterparty the difference on each unit of product contracted in the swap, thereby completing the locking of our margin. From time to time the Partnership holds various NYMEX positions through a third-party clearing house. In addition, the Partnership enters into commodity swap contracts. The physical volumes are not exchanged and these contracts are net settled with cash.

The table below summarizes our open commodity derivatives positions as of September 30, 2013. The positions are primarily in the form of 'crack spread' swap agreements with financial counterparties, wherein the Partnership will receive the fixed prices noted below. As of September 30, 2013, the open commodity derivative positions below were comprised of approximately 70.9% for distillate crack swaps, 25.5% for gasoline crack swaps and 3.6% for 2-1-1 crack swaps.

Commodity Swaps

Barrels

Fixed Price(1)

Fourth Quarter 2013

4,650,000

$

28.01

First Quarter 2014

4,125,000

29.36

Second Quarter 2014

4,050,000

27.39

Third Quarter 2014

4,200,000

26.99

Fourth Quarter 2014

3,600,000

27.93

Total

20,625,000

$

27.94

(1)

Weighted-average price of all positions for period indicated.

SOURCE CVR Refining, LP



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