CVR Refining Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results
And Announces Cash Distribution of 90 Cents
SUGAR LAND, Texas (Oct. 24, 2018) – CVR Refining, LP (NYSE: CVRR), a refiner and marketer of petroleum fuels, today announced net income of $174 million on net sales of $1,857 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to net income of $70 million on net sales of $1,386 million for the third quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA for the 2018 third quarter was $221 million compared to adjusted EBITDA of $139 million for the 2017 third quarter.
For the first nine months of 2018, net income was $439 million on net sales of $5,139 million, compared to net income of $118 million on net sales of $4,148 million for the comparable period a year earlier. Adjusted EBITDA for the first nine months of 2018 was $494 million, compared to adjusted EBITDA of $296 million for the first nine months of 2017.
“CVR Refining reported solid results for the 2018 third quarter,” said Dave Lamp, Chief Executive Officer of CVR Refining’s general partner. “The quarter’s success was driven by stronger crack spreads, reduced Renewable Identification Number (RIN) costs and increased internal RIN generation, wide crude oil differentials and reliable operations.
“Looking forward, we will remain focused on safe and reliable operations while taking advantage of favorable product margins and crude oil spreads,” Lamp said.
Third quarter 2018 combined total throughput was approximately 219,000 barrels per day (bpd). Combined total throughput was approximately 214,000 bpd for the same period in 2017.
Refining margin adjusted for FIFO impact per combined total throughput, a non-GAAP financial measure, was $15.41 in the 2018 third quarter, compared to $13.05 during the same period in 2017. Direct operating expenses (exclusive of depreciation and amortization), excluding major scheduled turnaround expenses, per combined total throughput, for the 2018 third quarter were $4.17, compared to $5.02 in the third quarter of 2017.
CVR Refining also announced today a third quarter 2018 distribution of 90 cents per common unit. The distribution, as set by the board of CVR Refining GP, LLC, the general partner of CVR Refining, will be paid on Nov. 12, 2018, to unitholders of record on Nov. 5, 2018. CVR Refining’s third quarter cash distribution brings the cumulative cash distributions paid or declared for the first nine months of 2018 to $2.07 per common unit.
CVR Refining is a variable distribution master limited partnership. As a result, its distributions, if any, will vary from quarter to quarter due to several factors, including, but not limited to, its operating performance, fluctuations in the prices paid for crude oil and other feedstocks, as well as the prices received for finished products, RIN costs and cash reserves deemed necessary or appropriate by the board of directors of its general partner.
The following information was filed by Cvr Refining, Lp (CVRR) on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-Q Quarterly Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.