Increased 4Q and 2018 earnings reported by Energy Transfer LP

 

Energy Transfer LP, the Dallas company with pipeline operations all over Texas, Oklahoma and the Midwest reported $617 million in fourth quarter net income, an increase of $366 compared to the fourth quarter of 2017.

It also had record adjusted EBITDA of $2.67 billion, an increase of 29 percent from a year earlier or $592 million.

Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was $2.67 billion, an increase of $592 million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017. Results were supported by increases in all of the Partnership’s core operations, with record operating performance in ET’s NGL, interstate and intrastate businesses.

On a pro forma basis for the Merger, Distributable Cash Flow attributable to partners, as adjusted, for the three months ended December 31, 2018 was a record $1.52 billion, an increase of $338 million compared to the three months ended December 31, 2017. The increase was primarily due to the increase in Adjusted EBITDA.

  • In January 2019, ET announced a quarterly distribution of $0.305 per unit ($1.220 annualized) on ET common units for the quarter ended December 31, 2018.
  • In January 2019, ETO issued an aggregate $4.00 billion principal amount of senior notes and used the net proceeds to repay in full ET’s outstanding senior secured term loan, redeem certain outstanding senior notes at maturity, repay a portion of the borrowings outstanding under ET’s revolving credit facility and for general partnership purposes.
  • As of December 31, 2018, ETO’s $6.00 billion revolving credit facilities had an aggregate $2.24 billion of available capacity, and ETO’s leverage ratio, as defined by its credit agreement, was 3.38x.
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