This Day On The Street
Continue to site
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here

MarkWest Energy Partners Reports Third Quarter Financial Results And Increases Common Unit Distribution By 11 Percent

MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: MWE) (the Partnership) today reported quarterly cash available for distribution to common unitholders, or distributable cash flow (DCF), of $104.3 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, and $304.6 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012. Distributable cash flow for the three months ended September 30, 2012, represents distribution coverage of 109 percent. The third quarter distribution of $95.3 million, or $0.81 per common unit, will be paid to unitholders on November 14, 2012. The third quarter 2012 distribution represents an increase of $0.01 per common unit, or 1.3 percent, over the second quarter 2012 distribution and an increase of $0.08 per common unit, or 11.0 percent, over the third quarter 2011 distribution. As a Master Limited Partnership, cash distributions to common unitholders are largely determined based on DCF. A reconciliation of DCF to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, is provided within the financial tables of this press release.

The Partnership reported Adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, of $108.2 million and $371.7 million, respectively, as compared to $107.0 million and $323.2 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011. The Partnership believes the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information because it is commonly used by investors in Master Limited Partnerships to assess financial performance and operating results of ongoing business operations. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, is provided within the financial tables of this press release.

The Partnership reported (loss) income before provision for income tax for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, of $(22.2) million and $230.3 million, respectively. (Loss) income before provision for income tax includes non-cash (loss) gain associated with the change in mark-to-market of derivative instruments of $(43.7) million and $101.8 million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively. Excluding these items, income before provision for income tax for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, would have been $21.5 million and $128.5 million, respectively.

1 of 6

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Only $9.95
14-Days Free
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,024.06 +183.54 1.03%
S&P 500 2,108.29 +22.78 1.09%
NASDAQ 5,005.3910 +63.9670 1.29%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs