Adjusted Ebitda. The Partnership agreement defines adjusted ebitda as net income (loss) before income tax expense, interest expense, depreciation and amortization expense and certain other items management believes affect the comparability of operating results. Adjusted ebitda is a non-GAAP financial measure that management and external users of our consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, may use to assess:
- The Partnership’s operating performance as compared to other publicly traded partnerships in the midstream energy industry, without regard to capital structure, historical cost basis or financing methods;
- The Partnership’s ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures;
- The ability of the Partnership’s assets to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to unitholders; and
- The viability of acquisitions and other capital expenditure projects and the returns on investment of various investment opportunities.
- Addition of interest income;
- Subtraction of net cash paid for interest expense;
- Subtraction of maintenance capital expenditures; and
- Subtraction of income taxes.