Altus Midstream Announces Estimated First-Quarter 2021 Results

May 5, 2021
  • All four joint venture pipelines are in service, delivering natural gas, oil and NGLs; 
  • Decreased gathering and processing operating costs for the seventh consecutive quarter; and
  • Paid first cash dividend in March; declared $1.50 per share dividend payable in June.

HOUSTON, May 5, 2021 – Altus Midstream Company (Nasdaq: ALTM) today announced its estimated results for the three-month period ending March 31, 2021. 

The company reported an estimated first-quarter 2021 net income of $22 million including noncontrolling interests. Estimated Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter 2021 was $65 million, and growth capital expenditures were approximately $21 million. Gathering and processing (G&P) throughput volumes for the period averaged 436 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day, approximately 72% of which was rich gas.

CEO Comment

“Altus Midstream continued its positive momentum in the first quarter of 2021 achieving free cash flow for the first full quarter, a significant milestone for the company. Our team also delivered remarkable safety and operational performance during the severe weather in February,” said Clay Bretches, Altus Midstream CEO and president. “Despite the challenges of the winter storm, our assets and operations quickly returned to pre-storm levels.

“We are optimistic that U.S. oil and gas demand will continue to recover in 2021. Our team remains focused on safe operations, bringing in third-party business, and asset optimization.” 

CFO Comment

“With higher expected G&P volumes and a strong first-quarter performance, we are raising the midpoint of our 2021 EBITDA guidance to $255 million,” said Ben Rodgers, Altus Midstream chief financial officer. “Altus is in a stable financial position with ample operating cash flow and liquidity. Our growth capital obligations are minimal, and we remain on track to meet our annual guidance estimate of $30-40 million. Finally, we are pleased that the Board has declared our second quarterly dividend.”

Dividend Announcement

The board of directors declared a cash dividend on the company’s Class A common shares. The dividend on Class A common shares is payable June 30, 2021, to stockholders of record on May 28, 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 first-quarter 2021 estimated results conference call Thursday, May 6, 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 May 6 at approximately 6 p.m. Central time. To access the telephone playback, dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 for international calls. The conference access code is 3586726.

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’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. 

The company is currently finalizing its standard financial reporting procedures for the quarter ended March 31, 2021. As a result, all financial data included in this news release is preliminary, unaudited, and subject to change. While the financial data included in this news release is based on the most current information available to management, actual results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 may differ materially from such estimates as a result of the completion of normal quarter-end accounting procedures and adjustments, primarily related to the completion of the review of the accounting treatment of the company’s public and private warrants based on the April 12, 2021 SEC Staff Statement on Accounting and Reporting Considerations for Warrants Issued by Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACS). Other factors that could cause actual results for the quarter ended March 31, 2021 to differ materially from the estimates contemplated by the forward-looking statements included in this news release include, but are not limited to, inaccurate assumptions, changes in estimates or judgments, and facts or circumstances affecting the application of the company’s critical accounting policies. During the course of the preparation of the consolidated financial statements for the quarter ended March 31, 2021, items may be identified that could cause final reported results to be materially different from the preliminary financial estimates presented herein.

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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