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Keyera Corp. Announces 2021 Year End Results


CALGARY, AB, Feb. 16, 2022 /CNW/ - Keyera Corp. (TSX: KEY) ("Keyera") announced its 2021 year-end financial results today, the highlights of which are included in this news release. To view the MD&A and financial statements, visit either Keyera's website or Keyera's filings on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.

Fourth Quarter and Year-end Financial Highlights

Business Segment Highlights

Major Project Update

Non-Core Asset Sale

Subsequent to the quarter, the company closed the sale of its Hull Terminal. Net proceeds to Keyera were approximately US$40 million, which includes approximately US$32 million for the asset, and US$8 million for the value of the inventory. Hull contributed approximately $1.1 million in realized margin for the Liquids Infrastructure segment in 2021. Proceeds from the sale will be applied to further strengthening the company's balance sheet.

2022 Investor Day

Keyera will be hosting a virtual investor day on the morning of March 29th, 2022.  Details to join the event will be made available in the coming weeks.

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1Keyera uses certain "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures" such as EBITDA, adjusted EBITDA, funds from operations, distributable cash flow, distributable cash flow per share, payout ratio, realized margin and return on invested capital. Since these measures are not standard measures under GAAP, they may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other entities. For a reconciliation of funds from operations, distributable cash flow, and realized margin to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, refer to the section of this news release titled "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures".

2Ratio is calculated in accordance with the covenant test calculations related to the company's credit facility and senior note agreements and excludes hybrid notes.

3Comparative information for 2020 has been restated to conform to the revised calculation of the Return on Invested Capital measure that was adopted in 2021. Refer to the section of this news release

4Realized margin is not a standard measure under GAAP and excludes the effect of $8 million in non-cash losses from commodity-related risk   management contracts. See the section of this news release titled "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures".titled "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures" for additional information.

 




Summary of Key Measures

Three months ended
December 31,

Twelve months ended
December 31,

(Thousands of Canadian dollars, except where noted)

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net earnings (loss)

89,986

(74,777)

324,206

62,030

   Per share ($/share) ? basic

0.41

(0.34)

1.47

0.28

Cash flow from operating activities

96,963

116,446

583,839

688,173

Funds from operations1

234,699

155,812

765,872

810,436

Distributable cash flow1

206,652

132,629

668,595

718,176

   Per share ($/share) 1

0.93

0.60

3.03

3.26

Dividends declared

106,091

106,091

424,364

423,485

   Per share ($/share)

0.48

0.48

1.92

1.92

   Payout ratio %1

51%

80%

63%

59%

Adjusted EBITDA2

293,739

168,145

955,848

873,582

 

Gathering and Processing





Gross processing throughput3 (MMcf/d)

1,517

1,307

1,460

1,274

Net processing throughput3 (MMcf/d)

1,281

1,106

1,235

1,057

 

Liquids Infrastructure





Gross processing throughput4 (Mbbl/d)

162

155

143

149

Net processing throughput4 (Mbbl/d)

81

75

78

73

AEF iso-octane production volumes (Mbbl/d)

13

8

14

12

 

Marketing





Inventory value

280,736

162,823

280,736

162,823

Sales volumes (Bbl/d)

200,500

153,900

167,200

149,900






Acquisitions

?

240

11,165

1,870

Growth capital expenditures

190,892

76,129

455,359

563,178

Maintenance capital expenditures

16,227

10,889

50,109

29,116

Total capital expenditures

207,119

87,258

516,633

594,164

Weighted average number of shares outstanding ? basic and diluted

221,023

221,023

221,023

220,442




 

As at December 31,




2021

2020

Long-term debt5



3,224,485

2,940,701

Credit facility



230,000

280,000

Working capital surplus6



(186,169)

(147,824)

Net debt



3,268,316

3,072,877

Common shares outstanding ? end of period



221,023

221,023

Notes:

1

Funds from operations, distributable cash flow, distributable cash flow per share and payout ratio are not standard measures under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other entities. For additional details regarding the composition of these measures, how management utilizes them, and for a reconciliation of funds from operations and distributable cash flow to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, cash flow from operating activities, refer to the section of this news release titled "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures".

2

Adjusted EBITDA is not a standard measure under GAAP and therefore, may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other entities. For additional details regarding the composition of this measure, how management utilizes it, and for a reconciliation of adjusted EBITDA  to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net earnings, refer to the  section of this news release titled "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures".

3

Includes gas volumes and the conversion of liquids volumes handled through the processing facilities to a gas volume equivalent. Net processing throughput refers to Keyera's share of raw gas processed at its processing facilities.

4

Fractionation throughput in the Liquids Infrastructure segment is the aggregation of volumes processed through the fractionators and the de-ethanizers at the Keyera and Dow Fort Saskatchewan facilities.

5

Long-term debt includes the total value of Keyera's hybrid notes which receive 50% equity treatment by Keyera's rating agencies. The hybrid notes are also excluded from Keyera's covenant test calculations related to the company's credit facility and senior note agreements.

6

Working capital is defined as current assets less current liabilities.

CEO's Message to Shareholders

Reflecting on my first year as CEO, I'm proud of the results we delivered, which reinforce the effectiveness of our strategy and our ability to create value for our customers and shareholders. These efforts, supported by higher commodity prices and a more favourable industry outlook, drove excellent results in all three of our business segments during 2021.

We achieved these results through focused improvements in various aspects of our business. For instance, we:

A few words about Keyera's 2021 business segment performance:

In Gathering and Processing, we delivered a record realized margin for the year and processed 1.5 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) of gas in the fourth quarter, as volumes reached levels not seen since early 2019. These results were driven by strong performance at the Pipestone plant, which operated above 90% utilization through the second half of 2021, higher throughput at our Wapiti gas plant, and positive momentum in our South region where quarterly volumes grew by 15% year-over-year. 

The Liquids Infrastructure segment achieved record margin contributions, both for the quarter and the year, driven by record condensate volumes flowing through our industry-leading condensate system, best-ever contributions from our underground storage business, and consistently strong performance from our fractionation business, which operated at near name-plate capacity for the year. These franchise assets continue to provide highly contracted and stable cash flows and form the cornerstone of our NGL business, whose competitiveness will be further enhanced, when KAPS is complete. 

In our Marketing segment, we delivered $323 million of realized margin, exceeding the top-end of our revised guidance. These results were supported by strong NGL pricing and access to a secure supply of NGL volumes through our upstream network, that we deliver to the highest value markets. 

A look ahead at our priorities for 2022:

We expect continued strong industry tailwinds, and we are well positioned to benefit through our operating leverage and our disciplined approach to running the business. Our main priorities for 2022 are as follows:

There are several macro factors that contribute to our positive longer-term view on the growth prospects for Keyera. Canada's ample reserves of cleaner, reliable and cost-efficient natural gas resources will play an important role in the energy transition. We expect to see continued demand growth for natural gas due to fuel-source switching for electrification, expanding egress options to U.S. and Eastern markets, and the start-up of LNG Canada in 2025. For natural gas liquids, we see robust demand growth with the increasing needs to service the petrochemical industry, continued oilsands diluent and solvent demand, and increased capability to access overseas markets. We will continue to focus on reducing our emissions footprint and leveraging our assets to provide services that will allow customers to also reduce theirs. Keyera is in a strong position to play a key role in Canada's energy future.

On behalf of Keyera's board of directors and management team, I would like to thank our employees, customers, shareholders, and other stakeholders for their continued support. We also look forward to sharing a more fulsome update on the business and our strategy at our upcoming virtual Investor Day on March 29, 2022.

Dean Setoguchi
President and Chief Executive Officer
Keyera Corp. 

Fourth Quarter and Year End 2021 Results Conference Call and Webcast

Keyera will be conducting a conference call and webcast for investors, analysts, brokers and media representatives to discuss the financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end of 2021 at 8:00 a.m. Mountain Time (10:00 a.m. Eastern Time) on Wednesday, February 16, 2022. Callers may participate by dialing 888-664-6392 or 416-764-8659. A recording of the call will be available for replay until 10:00 p.m. Mountain Time (12:00 a.m. Eastern Time) on March 2, 2022 by dialing 888-390-0541 or 416-764-8677 and entering pass code 523095.

Internet users can listen to the call live on Keyera's website at www.keyera.com/news/events. Shortly after the call, an audio archive will be posted on the website for 90 days.

Additional Information

For more information about Keyera Corp., please visit our website at www.keyera.com or contact:

Dan Cuthbertson, Director, Investor Relations
Calvin Locke, Manager, Investor Relations
Rahul Pandey, Senior Advisor, Investor Relations

Email: [email protected] 
Telephone: 403.205.7670
Toll free: 888.699.4853

About Keyera Corp.

Keyera Corp. (TSX:KEY) operates an integrated Canadian-based energy infrastructure business with extensive interconnected assets and depth of expertise in delivering energy solutions. Its predominantly fee-for-service based business consists of natural gas gathering and processing; natural gas liquids processing, transportation, storage and marketing; iso-octane production and sales; and an industry-leading condensate system in the Edmonton/Fort Saskatchewan area of Alberta. Keyera strives to provide high quality, value-added services to its customers across North America and is committed to conducting its business ethically, safely and in an environmentally and financially responsible manner.

Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures

This news release refers to certain financial and other measures that are not determined in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles ("GAAP") and as a result, may not be comparable to similar measures reported by other entities. Management believes that these non-GAAP and other financial measures facilitate the understanding of Keyera's results of operations, leverage, liquidity and financial position. These measures do not have any standardized meaning under GAAP and therefore, should not be considered in isolation, or used in substitution for measures of performance prepared in accordance with GAAP. For additional information on these non-GAAP and other financial measures, including reconciliations to the most directly comparable GAAP measures for Keyera's historical non-GAAP financial measures, refer below and to Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021, which is available on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and Keyera's website at www.keyera.com.

Funds from Operations and Distributable Cash Flow ("DCF")

Funds from operations is defined as cash flow from operating activities adjusted for changes in non-cash working capital. This measure is used to assess the level of cash flow generated from operating activities excluding the effect of changes in non-cash working capital, as they are primarily the result of seasonal fluctuations in product inventories or other temporary changes. Funds from operations is also a valuable measure that allows investors to compare Keyera with other infrastructure companies within the oil and gas industry.

Distributable cash flow is defined as cash flow from operating activities adjusted for changes in non-cash working capital, inventory write-downs, maintenance capital expenditures and lease payments, including the periodic costs related to prepaid leases. Distributable cash flow per share is defined as distributable cash flow divided by weighted average number of shares ? basic. Distributable cash flow is used to assess the level of cash flow generated from ongoing operations and to evaluate the adequacy of internally generated cash flow to fund dividends.

The following is a reconciliation of funds from operations and distributable cash flow to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, cash flow from operating activities:

Funds from Operations and Distributable Cash Flow


(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

2021

2020

Cash flow from operating activities

583,839

688,173

Add (deduct):



  Changes in non-cash working capital

182,033

122,263

Funds from operations

765,872

810,436

  Maintenance capital

(50,109)

(29,116)

  Leases

(44,645)

(49,416)

  Prepaid lease asset

(2,523)

(221)

  Inventory write-down

?

(13,507)

Distributable cash flow

668,595

718,176

 

Funds from Operations and Distributable Cash Flow

 For the three months ended
December 31, 

(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

2021

2020

Cash flow from operating activities

96,963

116,446

Add (deduct):



  Changes in non-cash working capital

137,736

39,366

Funds from operations

234,699

155,812

  Maintenance capital

(16,227)

(10,889)

  Leases

(11,190)

(12,073)

  Prepaid lease asset

(630)

(221)

Distributable cash flow

206,652

132,629

Payout Ratio

Payout ratio is calculated as dividends declared to shareholders divided by distributable cash flow. This ratio is used to assess the sustainability of the company's dividend payment program.

Payout Ratio


(Thousands of Canadian dollars, except %)

2021

2020

Distributable cash flow1

668,595

718,176

Dividends declared to shareholders

424,364

423,485

Payout ratio

63%

59%

1

Non-GAAP measure as defined above.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA is a measure showing earnings before finance costs, taxes, depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA before costs associated with non-cash items, including unrealized gains/losses on commodity-related contracts, net foreign currency gains/losses on U.S. debt and other, impairment expenses and any other non-cash items such as gains/losses on the disposal of property, plant and equipment. Management believes that these supplemental measures facilitate the understanding of Keyera's results from operations. In particular, these measures are used as an indication of earnings generated from operations after consideration of administrative and overhead costs.

The following is a reconciliation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, net earnings:

EBITDA


(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

2021

2020

Net earnings

324,206

62,030

Add:



  Finance costs

169,309

131,507

  Depreciation, depletion and amortization expenses

257,638

290,416

  Income tax expense

102,055

11,121

EBITDA

853,208

495,074

Unrealized loss on commodity contracts

8,234

16,624

Net foreign currency gain on U.S. debt and other

(568)

(9,421)

Impairment expense

115,771

371,305

Gain on disposal of property, plant and equipment

(20,797)

?

Adjusted EBITDA

955,848

873,582


EBITDA

For the three months ended
December 31,

(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

2021

2020

Net earnings (loss)

89,986

(74,777)

Add:



  Finance costs

43,750

37,919

  Depreciation, depletion and amortization expenses

56,517

89,798

  Income tax expense (recovery)

32,356

(26,226)

EBITDA

222,609

26,714

Unrealized (gain) loss on commodity contracts

(28,544)

21,999

Net foreign currency loss (gain) on U.S. debt and other

1,584

(4,022)

Impairment expense

98,090

123,454

Adjusted EBITDA

293,739

168,145

Realized Margin

Realized margin is defined as operating margin excluding unrealized gains and losses on commodity-related risk management contracts. Management believes that this supplemental measure facilitates the understanding of the financial results for the operating segments in the period without the effect of mark-to-market changes from risk management contracts related to future periods.

The following is a reconciliation of realized margin to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, operating margin:

Operating and Realized Margin
For the year ended December 31, 2021

(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

Gathering &
Processing

Liquids
Infrastructure

Marketing

Corporate
and Other


Total

Operating margin (loss)

323,131

409,371

314,140

(1,342)

1,045,300

     Unrealized (gain) loss on risk  
          management contracts

(388)

(184)

8,806

?

8,234

Realized margin (loss)

322,743

409,187

322,946

(1,342)

1,053,534

 

Operating and Realized Margin
For the year ended December 31, 2020

(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

Gathering &
Processing

Liquids
Infrastructure

Marketing

Corporate
and Other


Total

Operating margin 

260,251

399,624

277,236

3,427

940,538

     Unrealized (gain) loss on risk  
          management contracts

?

(477)

17,381

(280)

16,624

Realized margin

260,251

399,147

294,617

3,147

957,162

 


Operating and Realized Margin
For the three months ended December 31, 2021

(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

Gathering &
Processing

Liquids
Infrastructure

Marketing

Corporate
and Other


Total

Operating margin 

81,775

110,089

152,188

23

344,075

     Unrealized (gain) loss on risk  
          management contracts

(426)

82

(28,200)

?

(28,544)

Realized margin

81,349

110,171

123,988

23

315,531

 

Operating and Realized Margin
For the three months ended December 31, 2020

(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

Gathering &
Processing

Liquids
Infrastructure

Marketing

Corporate
and Other


Total

Operating margin (loss) 

76,965

98,330

(12,039)

2,257

165,513

     Unrealized (gain) loss on risk 
        management contracts

?

(721)

23,192

(472)

21,999

Realized margin

76,965

97,609

11,153

1,785

187,512

Adjusted Cash Flow from Operating Activities and Return on Invested Capital ("ROIC")

Adjusted cash flow from operating activities is defined as cash flow provided by operating activities before changes in non-cash working capital, decommissioning liability expenditures and finance costs. Adjusted cash flow from operating activities is used solely for the purpose of calculating ROIC and therefore, management does not use this measure on a stand-alone basis.

The following is a reconciliation of adjusted cash flow from operating activities to the most directly comparable GAAP measure, cash flow from operating activities:

Adjusted Cash Flow from Operating Activities


(Thousands of Canadian dollars)

2021

2020

Cash flow from operating activities

583,839

688,173

Add:



  Changes in non-cash working capital

182,033

122,263

  Decommissioning liability expenditures

13,192

15,617

  Finance costs

169,309

131,507

Adjusted cash flow from operating activities

948,373

957,560

Return on invested capital is defined as adjusted cash flow from operating activities divided by invested capital as defined below. ROIC is used to reflect the profitability of Keyera's in-service capital assets.

Return on Invested Capital


(Thousands of Canadian dollars, except %)

2021

20203

Adjusted cash flow from operating activities1

948,373

957,560

Invested capital2

6,715,451

6,606,849

Return on invested capital

14%

14%

1

Non-GAAP measure as defined above.

2

Includes property, plant and equipment, right-of-use assets, inventory, trade and other receivables, goodwill, intangible assets, less work-in-progress assets and trade and other payables, and provisions.

3

Comparative information for ROIC has been restated to conform to the revised calculation of the ROIC measure that was a dopted in 2021. Refer to the sections titled "Adjusted Cash Flow from Operating Activities and Return on Invested Capital" and "Non-GAAP and Other Financial Measures" of Management's Discussion and Analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021 for additional information.

Forward-Looking Statements

In order to provide readers with information regarding Keyera, including its assessment of future plans and operations, its financial outlook and future prospects overall, this press release contains certain statements that constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities legislation (collectively, "forward-looking information"). Forward-looking information is typically identified by words such as "anticipate", "continue", "estimate", "expect", "may", "will", "project", "should", "plan", "intend", "believe", and similar words or expressions, including the negatives or variations thereof. All statements other than statements of historical fact contained in this document are forward-looking information, including, without limitation, statements regarding:

All forward-looking information reflects Keyera's beliefs and assumptions based on information available at the time the applicable forward-looking information is made and in light of Keyera's current expectations. Forward-looking information does not guarantee future performance. Management believes that its assumptions and expectations reflected in the forward-looking information contained herein are reasonable based on the information available on the date such information is provided and the process used to prepare the information. However, it cannot assure readers that these expectations will prove to be correct. All forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, events, levels of activity and achievements to differ materially from those anticipated in the forward-looking information.

Readers are cautioned that they should not unduly rely on the forward-looking information included in this press release. Further, readers are cautioned that the forward-looking information contained herein is made as of the date of this press release. Unless required by law, Keyera does not intend and does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking information. All forward-looking information contained in this press release is expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.

Further information about the assumptions, risks, uncertainties and other factors affecting the forward-looking information contained in this press release is available in filings made by Keyera with Canadian provincial securities commissions, including under "Forward-Looking Information" in Keyera's management's discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021 and in Keyera's Annual Information Form for the year ended December 31, 2021, each of which is available on the company's SEDAR profile at www.sedar.com

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