SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) today reported first quarter 2016 net income attributable to SXCP of $39.8 million as compared to $12.6 million in the same prior year period. The quarter's results are primarily driven by the benefit of the Convent Marine Terminal acquisition and a gain on the extinguishment of debt we recognized from our de-levering activities.

"Our cokemaking and coal logistics assets posted another strong performance in the first quarter, and continue to perform in line with expectations," said Fritz Henderson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. "As we demonstrated this quarter, we will continue to remain flexible and responsive to the evolving industry landscape while working to optimize asset performance."

Henderson added, "We are also pleased with our continued progress towards strengthening SXCP's balance sheet as we deploy the steady cash flows generated from our take-or-pay contracts towards repurchasing debt, and expect to continue meaningfully de-levering throughout the balance of the year."

The company reaffirmed its full year outlook for 2016 Adjusted EBITDA attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners of $207 million to $217 million. SXCP also reaffirmed its 2016 distributable cash flow guidance of $158 million to $172 million, which includes the assumed benefit of a full year of sponsor support.

FIRST QUARTER RESULTS (1)
      Three Months Ended March 31,

(Dollars in millions)
      2016   2015  

Increase/ (Decrease)
Revenues $ 194.5   $ 203.3   $ (8.8 )
Operating income $ 33.2 $ 33.7 $ (0.5 )
Net income attributable to SXCP (2) $ 39.8 $ 12.6 $ 27.2
Adjusted EBITDA (3)       $ 57.4     $ 48.3     $ 9.1  
(1)   The current and prior year periods are not comparable due to the contribution of Convent Marine Terminal, which was acquired on August 12, 2015.
(2) Net income attributable to SXCP includes the impacts of SXCP's 75 percent ownership interest in Granite City from January 14, 2015 through March 31, 2015 and SXCP's 98 percent ownership interest in Granite City from January 1, 2016 through March 31, 2016, respectively.
(3) See definition of Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliation elsewhere in this release.
 

Revenues were $194.5 million in first quarter 2016, a decline of $8.8 million from the same prior year period. The decline was primarily due to the pass-through of lower coal costs in our Domestic Coke segment, partially offset by $7.7 million of revenue generated by our Convent Marine Terminal ("CMT"), which was acquired in August of 2015.

Operating income decreased $0.5 million while Adjusted EBITDA increased $9.1 million, respectively. First quarter 2016 results were positively impacted by contributions from CMT, which increased Adjusted EBITDA by $13.0 million. This increase was partially offset by lower steam revenue as a result of the reorganization of Haverhill Chemicals LLC, whom we previously supplied steam.

Net income attributable to SXCP was $39.8 million, an increase of $27.2 million from the same prior year period, primarily driven by $20.4 million of gains on extinguishment of debt recognized during the first quarter 2016, as well as the items discussed above.

FIRST QUARTER SEGMENT INFORMATION

Domestic Coke

Domestic Coke segment consists of our 98 percent interest in the Haverhill, Middletown and Granite City cokemaking facilities, located in Franklin Furnace and Middletown, Ohio; and Granite City, Illinois, respectively.
      Three Months Ended March 31,
(Dollars in millions, except per ton amounts)       2016   2015  

Increase/ (Decrease)
Revenues $ 178.9   $ 193.0   $ (14.1 )
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 46.3 $ 48.5 $ (2.2 )
Sales Volume (thousands of tons) 581 577 4
Adjusted EBITDA per ton (2)       $ 79.69     $ 84.06     $ (4.37 )
(1)   See definition of Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliation elsewhere in this release.
(2) Reflects Domestic Coke Adjusted EBITDA divided by Domestic Coke sales volumes.
 
  • Revenues were affected by the pass-through of lower coal prices.
  • Adjusted EBITDA declined $2.2 million to $46.3 million in first quarter 2016, primarily due lower steam revenue as a result of the reorganization of Haverhill Chemicals LLC, whom we previously supplied steam.

Coal Logistics

Coal Logistics consists of the coal handling and mixing services operated by SXCP at CMT located on the Mississippi river in Louisiana, Lake Terminal in East Chicago, IN and Kanawha River Terminals, LLC, which has terminals along the Ohio, Big Sandy and Kanawha rivers in West Virginia and Kentucky. The current and prior year periods are not comparable due to the contribution of CMT, which was acquired on August 12, 2015.
      Three Months Ended March 31,

(Dollars in millions, except per ton amounts)
      2016   2015  

Increase/ (Decrease)
Revenues $ 15.6   $ 10.3   $ 5.3
Intersegment sales $ 1.5 $ 1.7 $ (0.2 )
Adjusted EBITDA (1) $ 15.1 $ 2.6 $ 12.5
Tons handled, excluding CMT (thousands of tons) (2) 3,090 3,794 (704 )
Tons handled by CMT (thousands of tons) (2) 945 945
Pay tons (thousands of tons) (3)       1,638         1,638  
(1)   See definition of Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliation elsewhere in this release.
(2) Reflects inbound tons handled during the period.
(3) Coal Logistics deferred revenue adjusts for coal and liquid tons the Partnership did not handle, but are included in Adjusted EBITDA as the associated take-or-pay fees are billed to the customer. Deferred revenue on take-or-pay contracts is recognized into GAAP income annually based on the terms of the contract.
 
  • Revenues were up $5.3 million, driven by a $7.7 million contribution from CMT, partially offset by lower volumes at Kanawha River Terminals, LLC.
  • Adjusted EBITDA was up $12.5 million, driven by a $13.0 million contribution from CMT. CMT handled 945 thousand tons during the period.

Corporate and Other

Corporate and other costs increased $1.2 million primarily due to a higher allocation of costs from SunCoke.

Interest Expense, net

Interest expense, net, increased slightly to $12.5 million in first quarter 2016, resulting from $3.3 million of interest on higher debt balances, offset by interest savings resulting from our debt repurchase activities.

RELATED COMMUNICATIONS

We will host an investor conference call at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time (9:00 a.m. Central Time) today. This conference call will be webcast live and archived for replay in the Investors section of www.suncoke.com. Investors may participate in this call by dialing 1-877-201-0168 in the U.S. or 1-647-788-4901 if outside the U.S., confirmation code 82968629.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Additionally, we plan to participate in the following events:
  • Clarksons Platou Securities Mining and Shipping Roundtable, May 13, 2016, New York City, NY

SUNCOKE ENERGY PARTNERS, L.P.

SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE: SXCP) is a publicly traded master limited partnership that manufactures high-quality coke used in the blast furnace production of steel and provides export and domestic coal handling services to the coke, coal, steel and power industries. In our cokemaking business, we utilize an innovative heat-recovery technology that captures excess heat for steam or electrical power generation and have long-term, take-or-pay coke contracts that pass through commodity and certain operating costs. Our coal handling terminals have the collective capacity to blend and transload more than 45 million tons of coal each year and are strategically located to reach Gulf Coast, East Coast, Great Lakes and international ports. SXCP's General Partner is a wholly owned subsidiary of SunCoke Energy, Inc. (NYSE: SXC), which has more than 50 years of cokemaking experience serving the integrated steel industry. To learn more about SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P., visit our website at www.suncoke.com.

DEFINITIONS
  • Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, (gain) loss on extinguishment of debt, taxes, depreciation and amortization, adjusted for Coal Logistics deferred revenue and changes to our contingent consideration liability related to our acquisition of the CMT. Coal Logistics deferred revenue adjusts for coal and liquid tons the Partnership did not handle, but are included in Adjusted EBITDA as the associated take-or-pay fees are billed to the customer. Deferred revenue on take-or-pay contracts is recognized into GAAP income annually based on the terms of the contract. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered an alternative to net income or operating income under GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures in other businesses. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is an important measure of the operating performance and liquidity of the Partnership's net assets and its ability to incur and service debt, fund capital expenditures and make distributions. Adjusted EBITDA provides useful information to investors because it highlights trends in our business that may not otherwise be apparent when relying solely on GAAP measures and because it eliminates items that have less bearing on our operating performance and liquidity. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not measures calculated in accordance with GAAP, and they should not be considered an alternative to net income, operating cash flow or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP.
  • Adjusted EBITDA attributable to SXCP equals Adjusted EBITDA less Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests.
  • Distributable Cash Flow equals Adjusted EBITDA less net cash paid for interest expense, ongoing capital expenditures, accruals for replacement capital expenditures and cash distributions to noncontrolling interests; plus amounts received under the Omnibus Agreement and acquisition expenses deemed to be Expansion Capital under our Partnership Agreement. Distributable Cash Flow is a non-GAAP supplemental financial measure that management and external users of SXCP's financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies use to assess:
    • SXCP's operating performance as compared to other publicly traded partnerships, without regard to historical cost basis;
    • the ability of SXCP's assets to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to SXCP's unitholders;
    • SXCP's ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures; and
    • the viability of acquisitions and other capital expenditure projects and the returns on investment of various investment opportunities.

We believe that Distributable Cash Flow provides useful information to investors in assessing SXCP's financial condition and results of operations. Distributable Cash Flow should not be considered an alternative to net income, operating income, cash flows from operating activities, or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with GAAP. Distributable Cash Flow has important limitations as an analytical tool because it excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income and net cash provided by operating activities and used in investing activities. Additionally, because Distributable Cash Flow may be defined differently by other companies in the industry, our definition of Distributable Cash Flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing its utility.
  • Ongoing capital expenditures ("capex") are capital expenditures made to maintain the existing operating capacity of our assets and/or to extend their useful lives. Ongoing capex also includes new equipment that improves the efficiency, reliability or effectiveness of existing assets. Ongoing capex does not include normal repairs and maintenance, which are expensed as incurred, or significant capital expenditures. For purposes of calculating distributable cash flow, the portion of ongoing capex attributable to SXCP is used and includes capital expenditures included in working capital at the end of the period.
  • Replacement capital expenditures ("capex") represents an annual accrual necessary to fund SXCP's share of the estimated costs to replace or rebuild our facilities at the end of their working lives. This accrual is estimated based on the average quarterly anticipated replacement capital that we expect to incur over the long term to replace our major capital assets at the end of their working lives. The replacement capex accrual estimate will be subject to review and prospective change by SXCP's general partner at least annually and whenever an event occurs that causes a material adjustment of replacement capex, provided such change is approved by our conflicts committee.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

Some of the statements included in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements." Forward-looking statements include all statements that are not historical facts and may be identified by the use of such words as "believe," "expect," "plan," "project," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "predict," "potential," "continue," "may," "will," "should" or the negative of these terms or similar expressions. Forward-looking statements are inherently uncertain and involve significant known and unknown risks and uncertainties (many of which are beyond the control of SXCP) that could cause actual results to differ materially.

Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, domestic and international economic, political, business, operational, competitive, regulatory, and/or market factors affecting SXCP, as well as uncertainties related to: pending or future litigation, legislation or regulatory actions; liability for remedial actions or assessments under existing or future environmental regulations; gains and losses related to acquisition, disposition or impairment of assets; recapitalizations; access to, and costs of, capital; the effects of changes in accounting rules applicable to SXCP; and changes in tax, environmental and other laws and regulations applicable to SXCP's businesses.

Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, but are based upon the current knowledge, beliefs and expectations of SXCP management, and upon assumptions by SXCP concerning future conditions, any or all of which ultimately may prove to be inaccurate. The reader should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. SXCP does not intend, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements (or associated cautionary language), whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release except as required by applicable law.

SXCP has included in its filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission cautionary language identifying important factors (but not necessarily all the important factors) that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statement made by SXCP. For information concerning these factors, see SXCP's Securities and Exchange Commission filings such as its annual and quarterly reports and current reports on Form 8-K, copies of which are available free of charge on SXCP's website at www.suncoke.com. All forward-looking statements included in this press release are expressly qualified in their entirety by such cautionary statements. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this release also could have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Combined and Consolidated Statements of Income
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016   2015
(Dollars and units in millions)
Revenues
Sales and other operating revenue $ 194.5   $ 203.3  
Costs and operating expenses
Cost of products sold and operating expenses 134.2 147.4
Selling, general and administrative expenses 8.4 7.6
Depreciation and amortization expense 18.7   14.6  
Total costs and operating expenses 161.3   169.6  
Operating income 33.2 33.7
Interest expense, net 12.5 11.2
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt (20.4 ) 9.4  
Income before income tax expense 41.1 13.1
Income tax expense (benefit) 0.6   (3.3 )
Net income 40.5 16.4
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 0.7   3.2  
Net income attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P./Previous Owner $ 39.8   $ 13.2  
Less: Net income attributable to Previous Owner   0.6  
Net income attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. $ 39.8   $ 12.6  
 
General partner's interest in net income $ 10.1 $ 1.8
Limited partners' interest in net income $ 29.7 $ 11.4
Net income per common unit (basic and diluted) $ 0.64 $ 0.29
Net income per subordinated unit (basic and diluted) $ $ 0.29
Weighted average common units outstanding (basic and diluted) 46.2 23.3
Weighted average subordinated units outstanding (basic and diluted) 15.7
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Combined and Consolidated Balance Sheets
         
March 31, 2016 December 31, 2015
(Unaudited)
(Dollars in millions)
Assets
Cash and cash equivalents $ 33.7 $ 48.6
Receivables 44.9 40.0
Receivables from affiliates, net 1.4
Inventories 73.3 77.1
Other current assets 4.3   2.0
Total current assets 156.2   169.1
Restricted cash 10.3 17.7
Properties, plants and equipment (net of accumulated depreciation of $307.2 million and $291.1 million at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 1,317.2 1,326.5
Goodwill 67.1 67.7
Other intangible assets, net 184.8 187.4
Deferred charges and other assets 0.5   0.5
Total assets $ 1,736.1   $ 1,768.9
Liabilities and Equity
Accounts payable $ 50.7 $ 45.3
Accrued liabilities 22.7 12.9
Payable to affiliate, net 0.8
Current portion of long-term debt 1.1 1.1
Interest payable 6.6   17.5
Total current liabilities 81.9   76.8
Long-term debt 841.5 894.5
Deferred income taxes 38.3 38.0
Asset retirement obligations 5.7 5.6
Other deferred credits and liabilities 5.6   9.0
Total liabilities 973.0   1,023.9
Equity
Held by public:
Common units (issued 20,790,472 and 20,787,744 units at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 304.2 300.0
Held by parent:
Common units (issued 25,415,696 and 9,705,999 units at March 31, 2016 and December 31, 2015, respectively) 419.3 211.0
Subordinated units (issued zero units at March 31, 2016 and 15,709,697 units at December 31, 2015) 203.3
General partner interest 24.6   15.1
Partners' capital attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. 748.1 729.4
Noncontrolling interest 15.0   15.6
Total equity 763.1   745.0
Total liabilities and equity $ 1,736.1   $ 1,768.9
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Combined and Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(Unaudited)
       
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016   2015
(Dollars in millions)
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income $ 40.5 $ 16.4
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Depreciation and amortization expense 18.7 14.6
Deferred income tax expense (benefit) 0.3 (3.3 )
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt (20.4 ) 9.4
Changes in working capital pertaining to operating activities:
Receivables (4.9 ) (4.5 )
Receivables from affiliate, net 2.2 4.7
Inventories 3.8 6.3
Accounts payable 7.6 (2.4 )
Accrued liabilities 8.9 (0.9 )
Interest payable (10.9 ) (9.5 )
Other (5.4 ) (1.1 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 40.4   29.7  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Capital expenditures (8.0 ) (5.5 )
Restricted cash 7.4
Other investing activities 0.6    
Net cash used in investing activities   (5.5 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 210.8
Repayment of long-term debt, including market premium (32.9 ) (149.5 )
Debt issuance costs (4.2 )
Proceeds from revolving credit facility 20.0
Repayment of revolving credit facility (20.0 )
Distributions to unitholders (public and parent) (29.5 ) (22.2 )
Distributions to noncontrolling interest (SunCoke Energy, Inc.) (1.3 ) (0.6 )
Capital contributions from SunCoke 8.4    
Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities (55.3 ) 34.3  
Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents (14.9 ) 58.5
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 48.6   33.3  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 33.7   $ 91.8  
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Interest paid $ 24.3 $ 21.0
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Segment Operating Data
 

The following tables set forth financial and operating data for the three months ended March 31, 2016 and 2015:
       
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016   2015
(Dollars in millions)
Sales and other operating revenues:
Domestic Coke $ 178.9 $ 193.0
Coal Logistics 15.6 10.3
Coal Logistics intersegment sales 1.5 1.7
Elimination of intersegment sales (1.5 ) (1.7 )
Total $ 194.5   $ 203.3  
Adjusted EBITDA (1) :
Domestic Coke $ 46.3 $ 48.5
Coal Logistics 15.1 2.6
Corporate and Other (4.0 ) (2.8 )
Total $ 57.4   $ 48.3  
Coke Operating Data:
Domestic Coke capacity utilization (%) 101 106
Domestic Coke production volumes (thousands of tons) 576 604
Domestic Coke sales volumes (thousands of tons) 581 577
Domestic Coke Adjusted EBITDA per ton (2) $ 79.69 $ 84.06
Coal Logistics Operating Data:
Tons handled, excluding CMT (thousands of tons) (3) 3,090 3,794
Tons handled by CMT (thousands of tons) (3) 945
Pay tons (thousands of tons) (4) 1,638
(1)   See definition of Adjusted EBITDA and reconciliation elsewhere in this release.
(2) Reflects Domestic Coke Adjusted EBITDA divided by Domestic Coke sales volumes.
(3) Reflects inbound tons handled during the period.
(4) Coal Logistics deferred revenue adjusts for coal and liquid tons the Partnership did not handle, but are included in Adjusted EBITDA as the associated take-or-pay fees are billed to the customer. Deferred revenue on take-or-pay contracts is recognized into GAAP income annually based on the terms of the contract.
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Information
Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income and Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
       
Three Months Ended March 31,
2016   2015
(Dollars in millions)
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. $ 56.5 $ 43.8
Add: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Previous Owner (1) 1.5
Add: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interest (2) 0.9   3.0  
Adjusted EBITDA $ 57.4   $ 48.3  
Subtract:
Depreciation and amortization expense 18.7 14.6
Interest expense, net 12.5 11.2
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt (20.4 ) 9.4
Income tax expense (benefit) 0.6 (3.3 )
Coal Logistics deferred revenue (3) 9.2
Reduction of contingent consideration (4) (3.7 )  
Net income $ 40.5   $ 16.4  
Add:
Depreciation and amortization expense 18.7 14.6
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt (20.4 ) 9.4
Changes in working capital and other 1.6   (10.7 )
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 40.4   $ 29.7  
(1)   Reflects net income attributable to our Granite City facility prior to the Granite City Dropdown on January 13, 2015, adjusted for Granite City's share of interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization during the same period.
(2) Reflects net income attributable to noncontrolling interest adjusted for noncontrolling interest's share of interest, taxes, income, and depreciation and amortization.
(3) Coal Logistics deferred revenue adjusts for coal and liquid tons the Partnership did not handle, but are included in Adjusted EBITDA as the associated take-or-pay fees are billed to the customer. Deferred revenue on take-or-pay contracts is recognized into GAAP income annually based on the terms of the contract.
(4) The Partnership amended the contingent consideration terms with The Cline Group, which reduced the fair value of the contingent consideration liability from $7.9 million at December 31, 2015 to $4.2 million at March 31, 2016, resulting in a $3.7 million gain, which was excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Information
 
Reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA and
Distributable Cash Flow to Net Income
       
Three Months Ended
March 31, 2016
(As Reported)
(Dollars in millions)
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 40.4
Less:
Depreciation and amortization expense 18.7
Gain on debt extinguishment (20.4 )
Changes in working capital and other 1.6  
Net income $ 40.5  
 
Add:
Depreciation and amortization expense 18.7
Interest expense, net 12.5
Gain on extinguishment of debt (20.4 )
Income tax expense 0.6
Coal Logistics deferred revenue (1) 9.2
Reduction of contingent consideration (2) (3.7 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 57.4  
 
Less:
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interest (3) 0.9  
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to SXCP $ 56.5  
 
Plus:
Corporate cost holiday / deferral (4) 7.0
 
Less:
Ongoing capex 3.0
Replacement capex accrual 1.9
Cash interest accrual 12.4
Cash tax accrual 0.3  
Distributable cash flow $ 45.9  
 
Quarterly Cash Distribution $ 28.0
Distribution Coverage Ratio (5) 1.64
(1)   Coal Logistics deferred revenue adjusts for coal and liquid tons the Partnership did not handle, but are included in Adjusted EBITDA as the associated take-or-pay fees are billed to the customer. Deferred revenue on take-or-pay contracts is recognized into GAAP income annually based on the terms of the contract.
(2) The Partnership amended the contingent consideration terms with The Cline Group, which reduced the fair value of the contingent consideration liability from $7.9 million at December 31, 2015 to $4.2 million at March 31, 2016, resulting in a $3.7 million gain, which was excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.
(3) Reflects net income attributable to noncontrolling interest adjusted for noncontrolling interest's share of interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization.
(4) Represents SXC corporate cost reimbursement holiday/deferral.
(5) Distribution cash coverage ratio is distributable cash flow divided by total estimated distributions to the limited and general partners.
 
 
SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P.
Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Information
Estimated 2016 Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA to Estimated Net Income
and Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities
       
2016
Low   High
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 149 $ 163
Subtract:
Depreciation and amortization expense 74 74
Gain on extinguishment of debt (20 ) (27 )
Changes in working capital and other (7 ) (7 )
Net income $ 102   $ 123  
Add:
Depreciation and amortization expense 74 74
Interest expense, net 57 53
(Gain) loss on extinguishment of debt (20 ) (27 )
Income tax expense 1 1
Reduction of contingent consideration (1) (4 ) (4 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 210   $ 220  
Subtract: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interest (2) 3   3  
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to SunCoke Energy Partners, L.P. $ 207   $ 217  
Add:
Corporate cost holiday / deferral (3) 28 28
Subtract:
Ongoing capex 15 15
Replacement capex accrual 8 8
Cash interest accrual 53 49
Cash tax accrual 1   1  
Estimated distributable cash flow $ 158   $ 172  
(1)   The Partnership amended the contingent consideration terms with The Cline Group, which reduced the fair value of the contingent consideration liability from $7.9 million at December 31, 2015 to $4.2 million at March 31, 2016, resulting in a $3.7 million gain, which was excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.
(2) Reflects net income attributable to noncontrolling interest adjusted for noncontrolling interest's share of interest, taxes, income, and depreciation and amortization.
(3) Represents SXC corporate cost reimbursement holiday/deferral for FY 2016. Actual capital allocation and distribution decisions to be made quarterly.
 

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