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Nov 16, 2018 04:00 PM Pricing delayed 20 minutes

CorEnergy Announces Third Quarter 2018 Results

Oct 31, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. ("CorEnergy" or the "Company") today announced financial results for the third quarter, ended September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter Performance Summary

Third quarter financial highlights are as follows:

    For the Three Months Ended
September 30, 2018
    Per Share
Total Basic     Diluted
Net Income (Attributable to Common Stockholders)1 $ 5,300,449 $ 0.44 $ 0.44
NAREIT Funds from Operations (NAREIT FFO)1 $ 11,438,997 $ 0.96 $ 0.89
Funds From Operations (FFO)1 $ 12,119,724 $ 1.02 $ 0.93
Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO)1 $ 12,193,922 $ 1.02 $ 0.92
Dividends Declared to Common Stockholders $ 0.75

1 Management uses AFFO as a measure of long-term sustainable operational performance. NAREIT FFO, FFO, and AFFO are non-GAAP measures. Reconciliations of NAREIT FFO, FFO and AFFO, as presented, to Net Income Attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders are included at the end of this press release. See Note 1 for additional information.

Recent Developments

  • Maintained dividend: Declared common stock dividend of $0.75 per share for the third quarter 2018, in line with the previous 12 quarterly dividends
  • Pinedale LGS: Continued to receive participating rents
  • Grand Isle Gathering System: Tenant, Energy XXI Gulf Coast, completed merger with Cox Oil

"The last several months have been a transitional time for CorEnergy," said President and CEO, Dave Schulte. "We have a new tenant, Cox Oil, at our largest asset, where the lease terms remain the same. We continue to make progress with our rate case at MoGas and are actively seeking and reviewing acquisition opportunities, while adhering to the disciplines which have served us well in the past."

Portfolio Update

Grand Isle Gathering System: On October 18, 2018, EGC completed its previously announced acquisition by an affiliate of privately-held Cox Oil for $322 million. The Grand Isle Lease Agreement was assumed by the new operator as a result of the transaction.

Pinedale LGS: CorEnergy has continued to receive participating rents, despite UPL's financial results being adversely affected by lower realized natural gas prices. UPL's capital plan for the remainder of 2018 is to operate three rigs, two of which will be focused on vertical development and one on horizontal development. The company announced that its third quarter 2018 production was above the mid-point of its guidance.

Outlook

CorEnergy regularly assesses its ability to pay and grow its dividend to common stockholders above the current level of $0.75 per quarter. The Company targets long-term revenue growth of 1-3% annually from existing contracts, through inflation-based and participating rent adjustments, and additional growth from acquisitions. There can be no assurance that any potential acquisition opportunities will result in consummated transactions.

Dividend Declaration

Common Stock: A third quarter 2018 dividend of $0.75 per share was declared for CorEnergy's common stock. The dividend is payable on November 30, 2018, to stockholders of record on November 15, 2018.

Preferred Stock: For the Company's 7.375% Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, a cash dividend of $0.4609375 per depositary share was declared. The preferred stock dividend, which equates to an annual dividend payment of $1.84375 per depositary share, is payable on November 30, 2018 to stockholders of record on November 15, 2018.

Third Quarter Earnings Call

CorEnergy will host a conference call on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. Central Time to discuss its financial results. Please dial into the call at 877-407-8035 (for international, 1-201-689-8035) approximately five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The call will also be webcast in a listen-only format. A link to the webcast will be accessible at corenergy.reit.

A replay of the call will be available until 1:00 p.m. Central Time on December 1, 2018, by dialing 877-481-4010 (for international, 1-919-882-2331). The Conference ID is 37821. A replay of the conference call will also be available on the Company’s website.

About CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA), is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns essential energy assets, such as pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets. We receive long-term contracted revenue from operators of our assets, primarily under triple-net participating leases. For more information, please visit corenergy.reit.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that may include "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included herein are "forward-looking statements." Although CorEnergy believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those discussed in CorEnergy’s reports that are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Other than as required by law, CorEnergy does not assume a duty to update any forward-looking statement. In particular, any distribution paid in the future to our stockholders will depend on the actual performance of CorEnergy, its costs of leverage and other operating expenses and will be subject to the approval of CorEnergy’s Board of Directors and compliance with leverage covenants.

Notes

1NAREIT FFO represents net income (computed in accordance with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable operating property, impairment losses of depreciable properties, real estate-related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of deferred financing costs or loan origination costs) and other adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and non-controlling interests. Adjustments for non-controlling interests are calculated on the same basis. FFO as we have presented it here, is derived by further adjusting NAREIT FFO for distributions received from investment securities, income tax expense (benefit) from investment securities, net distributions and dividend income and net realized and unrealized gain or loss on other equity securities. CorEnergy defines AFFO as FFO Adjusted for Securities Investment plus (gain) loss on extinguishment of debt, provision for loan losses, net of tax, transaction costs, amortization of debt issuance costs, amortization of deferred lease costs, accretion of asset retirement obligation, income tax expense (benefit) unrelated to securities investments, non-cash costs associated with derivative instruments, and certain costs of a nonrecurring nature, less maintenance, capital expenditures (if any), amortization of debt premium, and other adjustments as deemed appropriate by Management. Reconciliations of NAREIT FFO, FFO Adjusted for Securities Investments and AFFO to Net Income Attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders are included in the additional financial information attached to this press release.

 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
       
September 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
Assets (Unaudited)
Leased property, net of accumulated depreciation of $88,045,846 and $72,155,753 $ 449,790,735 $ 465,956,467
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of $15,125,893 and $12,643,636 110,714,627 113,158,872
Financing notes and related accrued interest receivable, net of reserve of $4,600,000 and $4,100,000 1,000,000 1,500,000
Other equity securities, at fair value 1,161,034 2,958,315
Cash and cash equivalents 19,611,813 15,787,069
Deferred rent receivable 27,464,068 22,060,787
Accounts and other receivables 2,849,364 3,786,036
Deferred costs, net of accumulated amortization of $1,123,618 and $623,764 3,005,061 3,504,916
Prepaid expenses and other assets 764,090 742,154
Deferred tax asset, net 4,854,108 2,244,629
Goodwill 1,718,868   1,718,868
Total Assets $ 622,933,768   $ 633,418,113
Liabilities and Equity
Secured credit facilities, net of debt issuance costs of $224,096 and $254,646 $ 38,129,904 $ 40,745,354
Unsecured convertible senior notes, net of discount and debt issuance costs of $1,377,526 and $1,967,917 112,580,474 112,032,083
Asset retirement obligation 9,275,041 9,170,493
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities 4,514,447 2,333,782
Management fees payable 1,821,311 1,748,426
Income tax liability 32,426 2,204,626
Unearned revenue 6,826,557   3,397,717
Total Liabilities $ 173,180,160   $ 171,632,481
Equity
Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock 7.375%, $130,000,000 liquidation preference ($2,500 per share, $0.001 par value), 10,000,000 authorized; 52,000 issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 $ 130,000,000 $ 130,000,000
Capital stock, non-convertible, $0.001 par value; 11,949,298 and 11,915,830 shares issued and outstanding at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017 (100,000,000 shares authorized) 11,949 11,916
Additional paid-in capital 319,741,659   331,773,716
Total Equity 449,753,608   461,785,632
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 622,933,768   $ 633,418,113
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Income and Comprehensive Income (Unaudited)
               
For the Three Months Ended For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 September 30, 2017 September 30, 2018 September 30, 2017
Revenue
Lease revenue $ 18,391,983 $ 17,173,676 $ 54,259,701 $ 51,290,294
Transportation and distribution revenue 4,244,722   5,270,628   12,071,858   15,056,998  
Total Revenue 22,636,705   22,444,304   66,331,559   66,347,292  
Expenses
Transportation and distribution expenses 2,241,999 2,384,182 5,349,419 5,082,732
General and administrative 3,046,481 2,632,546 8,881,314 8,252,125
Depreciation, amortization and ARO accretion expense 6,289,459 6,017,664 18,868,871 18,029,567
Provision for loan losses     500,000    
Total Expenses 11,577,939   11,034,392   33,599,604   31,364,424  
Operating Income $ 11,058,766   $ 11,409,912   $ 32,731,955   $ 34,982,868  
Other Income (Expense)
Net distributions and dividend income $ 5,627 $ 213,040 $ 65,292 $ 477,942
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on other equity securities (930,147 ) 1,340,197 (1,797,281 ) 1,410,623
Interest expense (3,183,589 ) (2,928,036 ) (9,590,427 ) (9,585,270 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt   (234,433 )   (234,433 )
Total Other Expense (4,108,109 ) (1,609,232 ) (11,322,416 ) (7,931,138 )
Income before income taxes 6,950,657   9,800,680   21,409,539   27,051,730  
Taxes
Current tax expense (benefit) (8,393 ) 65,131 (54,727 ) 89,022
Deferred tax expense (benefit) (738,274 ) 126,440   (1,751,615 ) (134,322 )
Income tax expense (benefit), net (746,667 ) 191,571   (1,806,342 ) (45,300 )
Net Income 7,697,324 9,609,109 23,215,881 27,097,030
Less: Net Income attributable to non-controlling interest   431,825     1,250,096  
Net Income attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders $ 7,697,324 $ 9,177,284 $ 23,215,881 $ 25,846,934
Preferred dividend requirements 2,396,875   2,396,875   7,190,625   5,557,113  
Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders $ 5,300,449   $ 6,780,409   $ 16,025,256   $ 20,289,821  
 
Net Income $ 7,697,324 $ 9,609,109 $ 23,215,881 $ 27,097,030
Other comprehensive income:
Changes in fair value of qualifying hedges / AOCI attributable to CorEnergy stockholders 3,038 9,016
Changes in fair value of qualifying hedges / AOCI attributable to non-controlling interest   710     2,106  
Net Change in Other Comprehensive Income $   $ 3,748   $   $ 11,122  
Total Comprehensive Income 7,697,324 9,612,857 23,215,881 27,108,152
Less: Comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest   432,535     1,252,202  
Comprehensive Income attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders $ 7,697,324   $ 9,180,322   $ 23,215,881   $ 25,855,950  
Earnings Per Common Share:
Basic $ 0.44 $ 0.57 $ 1.34 $ 1.71
Diluted $ 0.44 $ 0.57 $ 1.34 $ 1.71
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding:
Basic 11,939,360 11,904,933 11,928,929 11,896,803
Diluted 11,939,360 11,904,933 11,928,929 11,896,803
Dividends declared per share $ 0.750 $ 0.750 $ 2.250 $ 2.250
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
       
For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018 September 30, 2017
Operating Activities
Net Income $ 23,215,881 $ 27,097,030
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:
Deferred income tax, net (1,751,615 ) (134,322 )
Depreciation, amortization and ARO accretion 19,929,691 19,350,053
Provision for loan losses 500,000
Loss on extinguishment of debt 234,433
Non-cash settlement of accounts payable (221,609 )
(Gain) loss on sale of equipment (8,416 ) 4,203
Net distributions and dividend income, including recharacterization of income 148,649
Net realized and unrealized (gain) loss on other equity securities 1,797,281 (1,410,623 )
Unrealized loss on derivative contract 13,154
Common stock issued under directors' compensation plan 67,500 67,500
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Increase in deferred rent receivable (5,403,281 ) (5,383,904 )
Decrease in accounts and other receivables 936,672 685,312
Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets (22,001 ) (105,866 )
Increase in management fee payable 72,885 26,732
Increase in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities 2,436,421 2,437,100
Decrease in current income tax liability (2,172,200 )
Increase in unearned revenue 121,731   29,695  
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 39,720,549   $ 42,837,537  
Investing Activities
Purchases of property and equipment (94,980 ) (50,924 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 17,999
Return of capital on distributions received   91,201  
Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities $ (76,981 ) $ 40,277  
Financing Activities
Debt financing costs (264,010 ) (1,342,681 )
Net offering proceeds on Series A preferred stock 71,161,531
Dividends paid on Series A preferred stock (7,190,625 ) (5,830,859 )
Dividends paid on common stock (25,718,189 ) (26,034,749 )
Distributions to non-controlling interest (1,126,231 )
Advances on revolving line of credit 10,000,000
Payments on revolving line of credit (44,000,000 )
Principal payments on secured credit facilities (2,646,000 ) (38,066,400 )
Net cash used in financing activities $ (35,818,824 ) $ (35,239,389 )
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 3,824,744 $ 7,638,425
Cash and Cash Equivalents at beginning of period 15,787,069   7,895,084  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at end of period $ 19,611,813   $ 15,533,509  
 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Interest paid $ 6,404,134 $ 6,301,929
Income taxes paid (net of refunds) 2,117,473 197,202
 
Non-Cash Financing Activities
Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to debt financing costs $ (255,037 ) $
Reinvestment of distributions by common stockholders in additional common shares 1,113,727 727,518
Common stock issued upon conversion of convertible notes 42,654
 
 
NAREIT FFO, FFO Adjusted for Securities Investment and AFFO Reconciliation (Unaudited)
    For the Three Months Ended     For the Nine Months Ended
September 30, 2018     September 30, 2017   September 30, 2018     September 30, 2017
Net Income attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders $ 7,697,324 $ 9,177,284 $ 23,215,881 $ 25,846,934
Less:
Preferred Dividend Requirements 2,396,875   2,396,875   7,190,625   5,557,113  
Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders $ 5,300,449 $ 6,780,409 $ 16,025,256 $ 20,289,821
Add:
Depreciation 6,138,548 5,823,777 18,416,138 17,468,456
Less:
Non-Controlling Interest attributable to NAREIT FFO reconciling items (1)   411,455     1,234,365  
NAREIT funds from operations (NAREIT FFO) $ 11,438,997 $ 12,192,731 $ 34,441,394 $ 36,523,912
Add:
Distributions received from investment securities 5,627 242,412 65,292 717,791
Less:
Net distributions and dividend income 5,627 213,040 65,292 477,942
Net realized and unrealized gain (loss) on other equity securities (930,147 ) 1,340,197 (1,797,281 ) 1,410,623
Income tax (expense) benefit from investment securities 249,420   (589,125 ) 491,407   (703,987 )
Funds from operations adjusted for securities investments (FFO) $ 12,119,724 $ 11,471,031 $ 35,747,268 $ 36,057,125
Add:
Loss on extinguishment of debt 234,433 234,433
Provision for loan losses, net of tax 500,000
Transaction costs 66,895 35,822 123,791 505,873
Amortization of debt issuance costs 353,639 382,745 1,060,820 1,320,487
Amortization of deferred lease costs 22,983 22,983 68,949 68,949
Accretion of asset retirement obligation 127,928 170,904 383,784 492,162
Non-cash loss associated with derivative instruments 29,608 13,155
Less:
Non-cash settlement of accounts payable 50,000 221,609
Income tax benefit 497,247 397,554 1,314,935 749,287
Non-Controlling Interest attributable to AFFO reconciling items (1)   3,366     10,075  
Adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) $ 12,193,922   $ 11,896,606   $ 36,569,677   $ 37,711,213  
 
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding:
Basic 11,939,360 11,904,933 11,928,929 11,896,803
Diluted 15,393,644 15,359,479 15,383,386 15,351,348
NAREIT FFO attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic $ 0.96 $ 1.02 $ 2.89 $ 3.07
Diluted (2) $ 0.89 $ 0.94 $ 2.67 $ 2.81
FFO attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic $ 1.02 $ 0.96 $ 3.00 $ 3.03
Diluted (2) $ 0.93 $ 0.89 $ 2.75 $ 2.78
AFFO attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic $ 1.02 $ 1.00 $ 3.07 $ 3.17
Diluted (3) $ 0.92 $ 0.90 $ 2.77 $ 2.85

(1)

 

There is no noncontrolling interest outstanding for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018.

(2)

Diluted per share calculations include dilutive adjustments for convertible note interest expense, discount amortization and deferred debt issuance amortization.

(3)

Diluted per share calculations include a dilutive adjustment for convertible note interest expense.

 

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.
Investor Relations
Lesley Schorgl, 877-699-CORR (2677)
info@corenergy.reit

Source: CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.