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Energy Transfer Partners Reports Second Quarter Results

Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (NYSE: ETP) today reported its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Adjusted EBITDA for Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (“ETP”) for the three months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $1.07 billion, an increase of $427 million over the same period last year. Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP for the three months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $442 million, an increase of $126 million over the same period last year. Income from continuing operations for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was $404 million, an increase of $276 million over the same period last year.

Adjusted EBITDA for ETP for the six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $2.03 billion, an increase of $889 million over the same period last year. Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP for the six months ended June 30, 2013 totaled $841 million, an increase of $265 million over the same period last year. Income from continuing operations for the six months ended June 30, 2013 was $806 million, a decrease of $411 million compared to the same period last year primarily due to the recognition of a $1.06 billion gain as a result of the contribution of ETP’s Propane Business in January 2012.

The increases in Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow were primarily due to strategic acquisitions in 2012, including Sunoco, Inc. (“Sunoco”) and ownership interests in Citrus Corp (“Citrus”), Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“Sunoco Logistics”), and ETP Holdco Corporation (“Holdco”). ETP has also placed more than $2.5 billion in growth projects into service over the last twelve months that are now generating earnings and cash flow.

ETP previously reported Distributable Cash Flow only on a consolidated basis. As a result of ETP’s recent acquisition of the 60% interest in Holdco that was owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (“ETE”) in April 2013 and the ETE/ETP exchange transaction announced today, ETP has revised the methodology to calculate Distributable Cash Flow to make it easier to understand and more transparent. Effective June 30, 2013, ETP has revised its non-GAAP measures to include Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP. ETP considers Distributable Cash Flow attributable to the partners of ETP to be a useful measure as it more accurately depicts the cash flows available to be distributed to ETP's partners, whereas Distributable Cash Flow on a consolidated basis includes cash flows for which a portion would be distributable to noncontrolling interests. The supplemental information included herein provides both measures as well as a reconciliation of both measures to the GAAP measure of net income.

Stock quotes in this article: ETE, ETP, SXL 

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