Höegh LNG Partners LP Reports Financial Results for the Quarter Ended September 30, 2015

15 Dec, 2015, 06:50 ET from Hoegh LNG Partners LP

HAMILTON, Bermuda, Dec. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Höegh LNG Partners LP (NYSE: HMLP) (the "Partnership") today reported its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2015.

Highlights

  • Reported total time charter revenues of $11.5 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $9.1 million of time charter revenue and $6.3 million of construction contract revenues for the third quarter of 2014
  • Generated operating income of $7.5 million and net income of $5.2 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to operating income of $5.2 million and net income of $3.3 million for the third quarter of 2014; operating income and net income were impacted by an unrealized loss on derivative instruments on the Partnership's share of equity in earnings of joint ventures in the third quarter of 2015 compared with an unrealized gain for the third quarter of 2014
  • Excluding unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments, net income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $6.9 million compared to $1.9 million for the three months September 30, 2014
  • Generated Adjusted EBITDA1 of $16.9 million for the third quarter of 2015 compared to $11.4 million for the third quarter of 2014
  • On October 1, 2015, closed the acquisition of the entity that owns the floating storage and regasification unit ("FSRU") Höegh Gallant
  • On November 13, 2015 paid a $0.3375 per unit distribution with respect to the third quarter of 2015, equivalent to $1.35 per unit on an annual basis
  • On November 30, 2015, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") (i) an Annual Report on Form 20-F/A for the year ended December 31, 2014 which contained restated financial statements for the Partnership for the years ended December 31, 2014 and 2013 and (ii) a Form 6-K for the period ended June 30, 2015 which contained restated unaudited interim financial statements for the Partnership for the three and six months ended June 30, 2015 and 20142

Richard Tyrrell, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer stated: "Höegh LNG Partners' solid operational and financial performance in the third quarter reflected the stable nature of the Partnership's long-term contracts. Including the dropdown of the FSRU Höegh Gallant that closed on October 1, 2015, our contracts have an average duration of 13 years excluding options. We are not exposed to commodity price risk and believe that the FSRU industry is benefiting from the current affordability of LNG. The fourth quarter will benefit from the FSRU Höegh Gallant – an acquisition that takes our fleet size to four FSRUs."

Financial Results Overview

The Partnership reported net income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 of $5.2 million, an increase of $1.9 million from $3.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The net income for both periods was impacted by the unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments mainly on the Partnership's share of equity in earnings of joint ventures. Excluding these unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments, net income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $6.9 million, an increase of $5.0 million from $1.9 million for the three months September 30, 2014.

All FSRUs were onhire for the entire third quarter of 2015. During the third quarter of 2014, the PGN FSRU Lampung only had time charter revenues for part of the period since its time charter commenced on July 21, 2014.

Operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $7.5 million, an increase of $2.3 million from $5.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. Operating income was also impacted by the unrealized gains (losses) on derivative instruments on the Partnership's share of equity in earnings of joint ventures.

1 Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP financial measure used by investors to measure financial and operating performance. Please see Appendix A for a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and Segment EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.

2 Financial data for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2014 contained herein have been restated as further described in Note 2d. to the financial statements contained in the Partnership's Form 6-K for the period ended September 30, 2015 filed with the SEC today.

Adjusted EBITDA was $16.9 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015, an increase of $5.5 million from $11.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Equity in losses of joint ventures, which own the vessels GDF Suez Neptune and the GDF Suez Cape Ann, for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was $0.2 million, a decrease of $3.3 million from equity in earnings of joint ventures of $3.1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The reason for the decrease was the Partnership's share of an unrealized loss on derivative financial instruments of the joint ventures for the three months ended September 30, 2015 of $2.1 million compared with an unrealized gain of $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014. The joint ventures do not apply hedge accounting for interest rate swaps and all changes in fair value is included in equity in earnings (losses) of joint ventures. For the three months ended September 30, 2015, the Partnership's share of operating income in the joint ventures was $5.9 million compared with $6.0 million for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

Financing and Liquidity

As of September 30, 2015, the Partnership had cash and cash equivalents of $25.3 million and an undrawn sponsor credit facility of $85 million. Current restricted cash for operating obligations of the PGN FSRU Lampung was $11.5 million and long-term restricted cash required under the credit facility related to the PGN FSRU Lampung (the "Lampung facility") was $14.8 million as of September 30, 2015. The Partnership had an interest-bearing demand note due from Höegh LNG Holdings Ltd. ("Höegh LNG") of $140.0 million which was used as part of the consideration for the acquisition of the Höegh Gallant on October 1, 2015.

During the third quarter of 2015, the Partnership made a quarterly repayment of $4.7 million on the Lampung facility. The Partnership's total long-term debt was $198.0 million as of September 30, 2015.

As of September 30, 2015, the Partnership had outstanding interest rate swap agreements for a total notional amount of $198.0 million to hedge against the interest rate risks of its long-term debt under the Lampung facility. The Partnership applies hedge accounting for derivative instruments. The Partnership receives interest based on three month US dollar LIBOR and pays a fixed rate of 2.8%. The carrying value of the liability for derivative financial instruments was $11.6 million as of September 30, 2015. The effective portion of the changes in fair value of the interest rate swaps are recorded in other comprehensive income. The gain on derivative instruments of $0.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2015 was mainly due to amortization of the amount excluded from hedge effectiveness and the ineffective portion of the cash flow hedge related to the Lampung facility. There was no comparable gain or loss on derivative instruments for the three months ended September 30, 2014.

On November 13, 2015, the Partnership paid a cash distribution of $0.3375 per unit with respect to the third quarter of 2015, equivalent to $1.35 per unit on an annualized basis. The distribution totaled $8.9 million.

Outlook

Pursuant to the omnibus agreement the Partnership entered into with Höegh LNG at the time of the initial public offering (i) Höegh LNG is obligated to offer to the Partnership any FSRU or LNG carrier operating under a charter of five or more years and (ii) the Partnership has a right to purchase from Höegh LNG all or a portion of its interests in the FSRU Independence within 24 months after the acceptance of the vessel by her charterer, AB Klaipedos Nafta ("ABKN"), subject to reaching an agreement with Höegh LNG regarding the purchase price and other terms of the transaction and subject to the consent of ABKN.

Accordingly, the Partnership has, or may in the future have, the opportunity to acquire the FSRUs operating under the agreements listed below:

  • On May 26, 2015, Höegh LNG signed a contract for a term of twenty years with Octopus LNG SpA ("Octopus") to provide an FSRU to service for the Penco-Lirquen LNG import terminal to be located in Concepción Bay, Chile. The contract is subject to Octopus completing financing and obtaining necessary environmental approvals. Höegh LNG will service the contract with an FSRU from its newbuilding program currently in progress. The contract is expected to commence in the second quarter of 2018.
  • On November 1, 2014, Höegh LNG signed a contract for a minimum term of ten years with Sociedad Portuaria El Cayao S.A. E.S.P. ("SPEC") to provide an FSRU (the Höegh Grace) to service a new LNG import terminal in Colombia. The contract is expected to commence in the middle of 2016.
  • On December 5, 2014, the Independence began operating under its time charter with ABKN. The Partnership and Höegh LNG continue to pursue, but have not received, ABKN's consent to the acquisition of the Independence by the Partnership.

In addition to the Höegh Grace and the FSRU being constructed for Octopus, Höegh LNG has one additional FSRU on order which is scheduled to be delivered in mid-2017. This newbuilding has not yet been contracted.

There can be no assurance that the Partnership will acquire any vessels from Höegh LNG or of the terms upon which any such acquisition may be made.

Financial Results on Form 6-K

The Partnership has filed a Form 6-K with detailed information on the Partnership's results of operations for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2015 with the SEC that contains "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations" and unaudited condensed interim consolidated and combined financial statements. The Form 6-K can be viewed on the SEC's website: http://www.sec.gov and at HMLP's website: http://www.hoeghlngpartners.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning future events and the Partnership's operations, performance and financial condition. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, any statement that may predict, forecast, indicate or imply future results, performance or achievements, and may contain the words "believe," "anticipate," "expect," "estimate," "project," "will be," "will continue," "will likely result," "plan," "intend" or words or phrases of similar meanings. These statements involve known and unknown risks and are based upon a number of assumptions and estimates that are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Partnership's control. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include, but are not limited to:

  • the Partnership's ability to integrate and realize the anticipated benefits from the acquisition of the Höegh Gallant;
  • the Partnership's ability to increase distributions to unitholders and the amount of such increase;
  • FSRU and LNG carrier market trends, including hire rates and factors affecting supply and demand;
  • the Partnership's anticipated growth strategies;
  • the Partnership's anticipated receipt of dividends and repayment of indebtedness from joint ventures;
  • the effect of the worldwide economic environment;
  • turmoil in the global financial markets;
  • fluctuations in currencies and interest rates;
  • general market conditions, including fluctuations in hire rates and vessel values;
  • changes in the Partnership's operating expenses, including drydocking and insurance costs;
  • the Partnership's ability to make cash distributions on its units and the amount of any borrowings that may be necessary to make such distributions;
  • the Partnership's ability to comply with financing agreements and the expected effect of restrictions and covenants in such agreements;
  • the future financial condition of the Partnership's existing or future customers;
  • the Partnership's ability to make additional borrowings and to access public equity and debt capital markets;
  • planned capital expenditures and availability of capital resources to fund capital expenditures;
  • the exercise of purchase options by customers;
  • the Partnership's ability to maintain long-term relationships with its customers;
  • the Partnership's ability to leverage Höegh LNG's relationships and reputation in the shipping industry;
  • the Partnership's ability to purchase vessels from Höegh LNG in the future, including the Independence, the Höegh Grace or Höegh LNG's other FSRU newbuildings;
  • the Partnership's continued ability to enter into long-term, fixed-rate charters;
  • the Partnership's ability to maximize the use of its vessels, including the redeployment or disposition of vessels no longer under long-term charters;
  • expected pursuit of strategic opportunities, including the acquisition of vessels;
  • the Partnership's ability to compete successfully for future chartering and newbuilding opportunities;
  • timely acceptance of the Partnership's vessels by their charterers;
  • termination dates and extensions of charters;
  • the expected cost of, and the Partnership's ability to comply with, governmental regulations and maritime self-regulatory organization standards, as well as standard regulations imposed by its charterers applicable to its business;
  • expected demand in the FSRU sector or the LNG shipping sector in general and the demand for the Partnership's vessels in particular;
  • availability of skilled labor, vessel crews and management;
  • the Partnership's incremental general and administrative expenses as a publicly traded limited partnership and its fees and expenses payable under its ship management agreements, the technical information and services agreement and the administrative services agreements;
  • the anticipated taxation of the Partnership and distributions to its unitholders;
  • estimated future maintenance and replacement capital expenditures;
  • the Partnership's ability to retain key employees;
  • customers' increasing emphasis on environmental and safety concerns;
  • potential liability from any pending or future litigation;
  • potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, political events, piracy or acts by terrorists;
  • future sales of the Partnership's common units in the public market;
  • the Partnership's business strategy and other plans and objectives for future operations;
  • the Partnership's ability to successfully remediate any material weaknesses in its internal control over financial reporting and its disclosure controls and procedures; and
  • other factors listed from time to time in the reports and other documents that the Partnership files with the SEC, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F/A for the year ended December 31, 2014.

All forward-looking statements included in this press release are made only as of the date of this release. New factors emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for the Partnership to predict all of these factors. Further, the Partnership cannot assess the impact of each such factor on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to be materially different from those contained in any forward-looking statement. The Partnership does not intend to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in its expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

 

HÖEGH LNG PARTNERS LP

UNAUDITED COMBINED CARVE-OUT STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per unit amounts)

Three months ended

Nine months ended

September 30,

September 30,

2015

2014

2015

2014

(Restated)

(Restated)

REVENUES

Time charter revenues

$

11,462

9,087

34,039

$

9,087

Construction contract revenues

6,310

45,149

Other revenue

474

Total revenues

11,462

15,397

34,039

54,710

OPERATING EXPENSES

Voyage expenses

(798)

(798)

Vessel operating expenses

(1,684)

(1,894)

(5,543)

(2,653)

Construction contract expenses

(7,040)

(40,522)

Administrative expenses

(1,984)

(3,157)

(6,298)

(10,143)

Depreciation and amortization

(8)

(329)

(23)

(1,309)

Total operating expenses

(3,676)

(13,218)

(11,864)

(55,425)

Equity in earnings (losses) of joint ventures

(249)

3,058

9,111

(738)

Operating income (loss)

7,537

5,237

31,286

(1,453)

FINANCIAL INCOME (EXPENSE), NET

Interest income

2,423

1,542

7,275

2,443

Interest expense

(3,744)

(2,777)

(11,253)

(5,131)

Gain on derivative instruments

354

467

Other items, net

(1,276)

(553)

(3,310)

(1,655)

Total financial income (expense), net

(2,243)

(1,788)

(6,821)

(4,343)

Income (loss) before tax

5,294

3,449

24,465

(5,796)

Income tax expense

(109)

(143)

(261)

(376)

Net income (loss)

$

5,185

3,306

24,204

$

(6,172)

Earnings per unit

Common unit public (basic and diluted)

$

0.20

0.22

0.92

0.22

Common unit Höegh LNG (basic and diluted)

$

0.20

0.22

0.92

0.22

Subordinated unit (basic and diluted)

$

0.20

0.22

0.92

0.22

 

 

HÖEGH LNG PARTNERS LP

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED CARVE-OUT BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 AND DECEMBER 31, 2014

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

As of

September 30,

December 31,

2015

2014

(Restated)

ASSETS

Current assets

Cash and cash equivalents

$

25,311

$

30,477

Restricted cash

11,489

21,935

Trade receivables

6,189

6,189

Demand note due from owner

142,109

143,241

Advances to joint ventures

6,725

6,665

Deferred debt issuance cost

2,462

2,574

Current portion of net investment in direct financing lease

3,122

2,894

Current deferred tax asset

340

343

Prepaid expenses and other receivables

307

564

Total current assets

198,054

214,882

Long-term assets

Restricted cash

14,798

15,184

Other equipment

31

54

Advances to joint ventures

8,315

12,287

Deferred debt issuance cost

9,912

11,556

Net investment in direct financing lease

290,935

292,469

Long-term deferred tax asset

1,668

1,667

Other long-term assets

12,198

15,449

Total long-term assets

337,857

348,666

Total assets

$

535,911

$

563,548

 

 

HÖEGH LNG PARTNERS LP

UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED AND COMBINED CARVE-OUT BALANCE SHEETS

AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 AND DECEMBER 31, 2014

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

As of

September 30,

December 31,

2015

2014

(Restated)

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

Current liabilities

Current portion of long-term debt

$

19,062

$

19,062

Trade payables

876

864

Amounts due to owners and affiliates

2,821

6,019

Loans and promissory notes due to owners and affiliates

304

467

Value added and withholding tax liability

5,872

3,066

Derivative financial instruments

4,215

4,676

Accrued liabilities and other payables

13,591

13,365

Total current liabilities

46,741

47,519

Long-term liabilities

Accumulated losses of joint ventures

50,519

59,630

Long-term debt

178,974

193,271

Derivative financial instruments

7,430

4,544

Other long-term liabilities

15,960

22,206

Total long-term liabilities

252,883

279,651

Total liabilities

299,624

327,170

EQUITY

Common units public

205,981

207,004

Common units Höegh LNG

5,769

5,202

Subordinated units

35,882

32,347

Total Partners' capital

247,632

244,553

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

(11,345)

(8,175)

Total equity

236,287

236,378

Total liabilities and equity

$

535,911

$

563,548

 

HÖEGH LNG PARTNERS LP UNAUDITED SEGMENT INFORMATION FOR THE QUARTER ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2015 AND 2014 (in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Segment information There are two operating segments. The segment profit measure is Segment EBITDA, which is defined as earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, amortization and other financial items (gains and losses on derivative instruments and other items, net). Segment EBITDA is reconciled to operating income and net income in the segment presentation below. The two segments are "Majority held FSRUs" and "Joint venture FSRUs." In addition, unallocated corporate costs that are considered to benefit the entire organization and interest income from advances to joint ventures and the demand note due from Höegh LNG are included in "Other."

For the three months ended September 30, 2015, Majority held FSRUs includes the direct financing lease related to the PGN FSRU Lampung. For the three months ended September 30, 2014, Majority held FSRUs includes a newbuilding, the PGN FSRU Lampung, and construction contract revenues and expenses of the Mooring under construction. The Mooring was constructed on behalf of, and was sold to, PGN using the percentage of completion method of accounting. The Mooring project was completed as of December 31, 2014.

As of September 30, 2015 and 2014, Joint venture FSRUs include two 50% owned FSRUs, the GDF Suez Neptune and the GDF Suez Cape Ann, that operate under long term time charters with one charterer, GDF Suez Global LNG Supply SA.

The accounting policies applied to the segments are the same as those applied in the financial statements, except that Joint venture FSRUs are presented under the proportional consolidation method for the segment note in the Partnership's financial statements and under equity accounting for the consolidated and combined carve-out financial statements. Under the proportional consolidation method, 50% of the Joint venture FSRUs' revenues, expenses and assets are reflected in the segment note. Management monitors the results of operations of joint ventures under the proportional consolidation method and not the equity method of accounting. The following tables include the results for the segments for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.

 

Three months ended September 30, 2015

Joint venture

Consolidated

Majority

FSRUs

Total

and combined

held

(proportional

Segment

Elimin-

carve-out

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

FSRUs

consolidation)

Other

reporting

ations

reporting

Time charter revenues

$

11,462

10,590

22,052

(10,590)

$

11,462

Total revenues

11,462

10,590

22,052

11,462

Operating expenses

(2,290)

(2,245)

(1,378)

(5,913)

2,245

(3,668)

Equity in earnings of joint ventures

(249)

(249)

Segment EBITDA

9,172

8,345

(1,378)

16,139

Depreciation and amortization

(8)

(2,456)

(2,464)

2,456

(8)

Operating income (loss)

9,164

5,889

(1,378)

13,675

7,537

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments

354

(2,109)

(1,755)

2,109

354

Other financial income (expense), net

(4,702)

(4,029)

2,105

(6,626)

4,029

(2,597)

Income (loss) before tax

4,816

(249)

727

5,294

5,294

Income tax expense

(109)

(109)

(109)

Net income (loss)

$

4,707

(249)

727

5,185

$

5,185

 

Three months ended September 30, 2014

Joint venture

Consolidated

Majority

FSRUs

Total

and combined

held

(proportional

Segment

Elimin-

carve-out

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

FSRUs

consolidation)

Other

reporting

ations

reporting

(Restated)

(Restated)

(Restated)

Time charter revenues

$

9,087

10,382

19,469

(10,382)

$

9,087

Construction contract revenues

6,310

6,310

6,310

Total revenues

15,397

10,382

25,779

15,397

Operating expenses

(4,466)

(2,129)

(1,383)

(7,978)

2,129

(5,849)

Construction contract expenses

(7,040)

(7,040)

(7,040)

Equity in earnings of joint ventures

3,058

3,058

Segment EBITDA

3,891

8,253

(1,383)

10,761

Depreciation and amortization

(329)

(2,288)

(2,617)

2,288

(329)

Operating income (loss)

3,562

5,965

(1,383)

8,144

5,237

Gain (loss) on derivative instruments

1,378

1,378

(1,378)

Other financial income (expense), net

(3,168)

(4,285)

1,380

(6,073)

4,285

(1,788)

Income (loss) before tax

394

3,058

(3)

3,449

3,449

Income tax expense

(143)

(143)

(143)

Net income (loss)

$

251

3,058

(3)

3,306

$

3,306

 

HÖEGH LNG PARTNERS LP

UNAUDITED SCHEDULE OF FINANCIAL INCOME AND EXPENSE

(In thousands of U.S. dollars)

The following table includes the financial income (expense), net for the three months ended September 30, 2015 and 2014.

Three months ended

September 30,

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

2015

2014

(Restated)

Interest income

$

2,423

$

1,542

Interest expense:

Interest expense

(2,789)

(1,918)

Commitment fees

(305)

(84)

Amortization of debt issuance cost

(650)

(775)

Capitalized interest

Total interest expense

(3,744)

(2,777)

Gain on derivative instruments

354

Other items, net:

Unrealized foreign exchange gain (loss)

(646)

1

Realized foreign exchange gain (loss)

3

19

Bank charges and fees and other

(23)

(20)

Withholding tax on interest expense and other

(610)

(553)

Total other items, net

(1,276)

(553)

Total financial income (expense), net

$

(2,243)

$

(1,788)

 

Appendix A: Adjusted EBITDA and Segment EBITDA

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA. EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization and taxes. Segment EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization, taxes and other financial items. Other financial items consist of gains and losses on derivative instruments and other items, net (including foreign exchange gains and losses and withholding tax on interest expenses). Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, depreciation and amortization, taxes, other financial items and cash collections on direct financial lease investments. Cash collections on direct finance lease investments consist of the difference between the payments under the time charter and the revenues recognized as a financial lease (representing the repayment of the principal recorded as a receivable). Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are used as supplemental financial measures by management and external users of financial statements, such as the Partnership's lenders, to assess its financial and operating performance. The Partnership believes that Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA assist its management and investors by increasing the comparability of its performance from period to period and against the performance of other companies in the industry that provide Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA information. This increased comparability is achieved by excluding the potentially disparate effects between periods or companies of interest, other financial items, depreciation and amortization and taxes, which items are affected by various and possibly changing financing methods, capital structure and historical cost basis and which items may significantly affect net income between periods. The Partnership believes that including Segment EBITDA as a financial and operating measure benefits investors in (a) selecting between investing in it and other investment alternatives and (b) monitoring its ongoing financial and operational strength in assessing whether to continue to hold common units. The Partnership believes Adjusted EBITDA benefits investors in comparing its results to other investment alternatives that account for time charters as operating leases rather than financial leases. Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income, and these measures may vary among other companies. Therefore, Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA as presented below may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. The following tables reconcile Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA for each of the segments and the Partnership as a whole (combined carve-out reporting) to net income (loss), the comparable U.S. GAAP financial measure, for the periods presented:

 

Three months ended September 30, 2015

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Majority held FSRUs

Joint venture FSRUs (proportional consolidation

Other

Total Segment reporting

Consolidated & combined carve-out reporting

Reconciliation to net income (loss)

Net income (loss)

$

4,707

(249)

727

5,185

$

5,185

Interest income

(2,423)

(2,423)

(2,423)

Interest expense, net

3,439

4,029

305

7,773

3,744

Depreciation and amortization

8

2,456

2,464

8

Income tax (benefit) expense

109

109

109

Equity in earnings of JVs: Interest (income) expense, net

4,029

Equity in earnings of JVs: Depreciation and amortization

2,456

Other financial items (1)

909

2,109

13

3,031

922

Equity in earnings of JVs: Other financial items (1)

2,109

Segment EBITDA

9,172

8,345

(1,378)

16,139

16,139

Cash collection/ principal payment on direct financing lease

739

739

739

Adjusted EBITDA

$

9,911

8,345

(1,378)

16,878

$

16,878

(1) Other financial items consist of gains and losses on derivative instruments and other items, net including foreign exchange gains or losses and withholding tax on interest expense.

 

Three months ended September 30, 2014

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Majority held FSRUs

Joint venture FSRUs (proportional consolidation)

Other

Total Segment reporting

Consolidated & combined carve-out reporting

(Restated)

(Restated)

(Restated)

Reconciliation to net income (loss)

Net income (loss)

$

251

3,058

(3)

3,306

$

3,306

Interest income

(1,542)

(1,542)

(1,542)

Interest expense, net

2,615

4,285

162

7,062

2,777

Depreciation and amortization

329

2,288

2,617

329

Income tax (benefit) expense

143

143

143

Equity in earnings of JVs: Interest (income) expense, net

4,285

Equity in earnings of JVs: Depreciation and amortization

2,288

Other financial items (1)

553

(1,378)

(825)

553

Equity in earnings of JVs: Other financial items(1)

(1,378)

Segment EBITDA

3,891

8,253

(1,383)

10,761

10,761

Cash collection/ principal payment on direct financing lease

657

657

657

Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,548

8,253

(1,383)

11,418

$

11,418

(1) Other financial items consist of gains and losses on derivative instruments and other items, net including foreign exchange gains or losses and withholding tax on interest expense.

Appendix B: Distributable Cash Flow Distributable cash flow represents Segment EBITDA adjusted for cash collections on principal repayments on the direct financing lease, interest income, interest expense less amortization of debt issuance cost, other items (net) less unrealized foreign exchange gains or losses, current income tax expense, other adjustments and estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures. Estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures, including estimated expenditures for drydocking, represent capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by, the Partnership's capital assets. Distributable cash flow is presented starting with Total Segment reporting using the proportional consolidation method for the Partnership's 50% interests in the joint ventures as shown in Appendix A. Therefore, the adjustments to Segment EBITDA include the Partnership's share of the joint venture's adjustments. Distributable cash flow is a quantitative standard used by investors in publicly-traded partnerships to assist in evaluating a partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, net cash provided by operating activities or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Distributable cash flow excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and net cash provided by operating activities, and these measures may vary among companies. Therefore, distributable cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. Distributable cash flow is not the same measure as available cash or operating surplus, both of which are defined by the Partnership's partnership agreement. The table below reconciles distributable cash flow to Segment EBITDA, which is reconciled to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, in Appendix A. Refer to Appendix A for the definition of Segment EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA.

 

(in thousands of U.S. dollars)

Three months ended September 30, 2015

Segment EBITDA

$

16,139

Principal repayment direct financing lease

739

Adjusted EBITDA

$

16,878

Interest income

2,423

Interest expense (1)

(7,773)

Amortization of debt issuance cost (1)

696

Other items, net

(1,276)

Unrealized foreign exchange losses (gains)

646

Income tax expense

(185)

Other adjustments:

Indemnification paid by Höegh LNG for non-budgeted expenses

310

Estimated maintenance and replacement capital expenditures

(2,550)

Distributable cash flow

$

9,169

(1) The Partnership's interest in the joint ventures' interest expense and amortization of debt issuance cost is $4,030 and $46, respectively.

Media contact: Richard Tyrrell Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer +44 7919 058830 www.hoeghlngpartners.com

SOURCE Hoegh LNG Partners LP



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