Altus Midstream Announces Second-Quarter 2021 Results

August 4, 2021
  • Achieved lower operating costs for the eighth consecutive quarter while activity increased;
  • Gathering and processing (G&P) volumes increased, driven by new well connections; and
  • 2021 G&P volumes and earnings guidance revised upward.

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2021 – Altus Midstream Company (Nasdaq: ALTM) today announced its financial and operational results for the three-month period ending June 30, 2021. 

The company reported second-quarter 2021 net income including noncontrolling interests of $74 million, which includes a $31 million non-cash unrealized gain related to an embedded derivative in the company’s preferred units. Excluding this and other items, adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter 2021 was $69 million. Growth capital expenditures were approximately $3.6 million, down from $21 million reported for the first quarter. Gathering and processing (G&P) throughput volumes were up 3% from the preceding quarter and averaged 447 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day, approximately 74% of which was rich gas.

CEO Comment

“For the second consecutive quarter, Altus Midstream was cash flow positive. The contributions from our joint venture pipeline projects, combined with an increase in volumes from our gathering and processing business, bolstered our financial results. Our team in the field has delivered outstanding operational performance while maintaining exceptional cost discipline that led to reductions in operating costs for the eighth consecutive quarter,” said Clay Bretches, Altus Midstream CEO and president. “With our competitive, low-cost operating structure, we are well-positioned to achieve year-over-year cost savings in excess of 15%.”

“I’m especially proud of our team’s focus on safety, which has resulted in zero injuries and vehicle incidents through the first half of the year. In April, we achieved two years without a recordable injury.”

CFO Comment

“We are outperforming on all guidance metrics and have adjusted our annual guidance based on our strong performance in the first half of the year,” said Ben Rodgers, Altus Midstream chief financial officer. “We have raised our gathered volume outlook to 415-430 million cubic feet per day, which is supported by new wells recently brought online at Alpine High and an improved outlook for legacy production. For adjusted EBITDA, we have raised the low end of our guidance; the new range is now $260 million to $270 million for the year. With the startup of the Permian Highway natural gas pipeline last quarter, our growth capital obligations are nominal, and we are positioned to generate meaningful free cash flow for the remainder of the year.”

Dividend

As we announced yesterday, the board of directors declared our third quarterly cash dividend on the company’s Class A common shares. The dividend on Class A common shares is payable Sept. 30, 2021, to stockholders of record on Aug. 27, 2021, at a rate of $1.50 per share.

For updated financial guidance, please refer to the investor presentation released today at www.altusmidstream.com/investors.

Conference Call

Altus will host its second-quarter 2021 estimated results conference call Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, at 1 p.m. Central time. The conference call will be webcast from Altus’ website at www.altusmidstream.com/investors, and the webcast replay will be archived there as well. The conference call will also be available for playback by telephone for one week beginning at approximately 6 p.m. Central time Aug. 5. To access the telephone playback, dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 for international calls. The conference access code is 3993384.

About Altus Midstream Company

Altus Midstream Company is a pure-play, Permian-to-Gulf Coast midstream C-corporation. Through its consolidated subsidiaries, Altus owns gas gathering, processing and transmission assets servicing production in the Delaware Basin and owns equity interests in four Permian-to-Gulf Coast pipelines. Altus posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.altusmidstream.com.

Additional information

Additional information follows, including a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Capital Investments and Growth Capital Investments (non-GAAP financial measures) to the GAAP measures.

Non-GAAP financial measures

Altus’ financial information includes information prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as non-GAAP financial information. It is management’s intent to provide non-GAAP financial information to enhance understanding of our consolidated financial information as prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA, Capital Investments and Growth Capital Investments are non-GAAP measures. This non-GAAP information should be considered by the reader in addition to, but not instead of, the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Wherever a non-GAAP financial measure is disclosed in this earnings release, the non-GAAP measure is presented along with the corresponding GAAP measure so as not to imply that more emphasis should be placed on the non-GAAP measure. 

Forward-looking statements

This news release includes certain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “seeks,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “prospects,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “should,” “would,” “will,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future plans, expectations, and objectives for Altus Midstream’s and Apache Corporation’s operations, including statements about our strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans, and objectives of management. While forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results and developments will meet our expectations and predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results, performance, and financial condition to differ materially from our expectations. See “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020, and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risk factors that affect our business. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future development or otherwise, except as may be required by law.

Contacts 

Media:         (713) 296-7276    Alexandra Franceschi
Investors:    (281) 302-2286    Patrick Cassidy        


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