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Natural Resource Partners L.P. Announces 2016 Second Quarter Results

08/04/2016
2016 Second Quarter Highlights
- Net income from continuing operations attributable to the limited partners of $47.7 million, or $3.90 per unit
- Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations of $23.2 million
- Adjusted EBITDA of $81.6 million

HOUSTON, Aug. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Natural Resource Partners L.P. (NYSE:NRP) today reported net income from continuing operations attributable to the limited partners for the three months ended June 30, 2016 of $47.7 million, or $3.90 per unit, an increase of $13.3 million, from $34.4 million, or $2.82 per unit, a year earlier.  Net cash provided by operating activities from continuing operations was $23.2 million in the second quarter of 2016, a decline of $20.2 million compared to the prior year.  Adjusted EBITDA, a non-GAAP measure, was $81.6 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016, an increase of $10.4 million compared to 2015.  Reconciliations for all non-GAAP items are shown in tables at the end of the release.

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"Our second quarter results were positively impacted by the proactive management of our coal assets, as we were able to reduce our liabilities for deferred revenue by $35.5 million and recognize a corresponding amount of revenue through negotiated forfeitures by several of our lessees of rights to recoup previously paid minimum royalties," said Wyatt Hogan, President and Chief Operating Officer.  "Our aggregates and soda ash businesses continue to provide stability and diversification to our asset base and, while the coal markets are still quite challenging, we are starting to see some initial signs of firming thermal and metallurgical coal prices.  In addition, with the closing of our oil and gas sale in July, we were able to generate an additional $116.1 million in cash proceeds to be directed towards our deleveraging objectives.  We have made substantial progress in this regard, and continue to be focused on right-sizing our balance sheet through cost management and additional asset sales with an eye towards the ultimate refinancing of our 2018 debt maturities."

NRP has recently taken the following steps to achieve the financial objectives outlined in the April 2015 strategic plan:

  • reduced debt by $88.5 million (including discontinued operations) in the first six months of 2016, including $37.3 million in the second quarter of 2016; 
  • closed the sale of NRP Oil and Gas' non-operated working interest for $116.1 million in July 2016, and repaid the $75 million NRP Oil and Gas Revolving Credit Facility in full;
  • total debt reduction for 2015 and 2016 to date is nearly $255 million (including discontinued operations); and
  • amended and extended the NRP (Operating) credit facility maturity to June 30, 2018.

At June 30, 2016, NRP had $21.4 million of cash liquidity.

Business Results and Outlook

The table below presents NRP's business results by segment for the three months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015:



Operating Business Segments







Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other








Corporate and Financing






Soda Ash


VantaCore


Oil and Gas



Total



(In thousands)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2016













Total revenues and other income


$

76,463



$

10,188



$

31,651



$

(56)



$



$

118,246


Total operating expenses excluding impairments (1)


$

14,727



$



$

28,182



$

466



$

4,039



$

47,414


Asset impairments


$

91



$



$



$



$



$

91


Net income (loss) from continuing operations


$

61,675



$

10,188



$

3,439



$

(522)



$

(26,147)



$

48,633


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

69,074



$

9,800



$

7,129



$

(344)



$

(4,032)



$

81,627


Net cash provided by (used in) operating  activities of continuing operations


$

32,610



$

17,032



$

6,210



$

1,110



$

(33,773)



$

23,189


Net cash provided by (used in) investing  activities of continuing operations


$

2,685



$



$

(1,672)



$

1,499



$



$

2,512


Net cash provided by (used in) financing  activities of continuing operations


$

(47,102)



$

(17,029)



$

(2,604)



$

(2,580)



$

14,385



$

(54,930)


Distributable Cash Flow (1)


$

35,300



$

17,032



$

4,152



$

2,609



$

(33,773)



$

25,320















Three Months Ended June 30, 2015













Total revenues and other income


$

70,150



$

11,599



$

41,042



$

892



$



$

123,683


Total operating expenses excluding impairments (1)


$

19,819



$



$

37,429



$

2,089



$

2,219



$

61,556


Asset impairments


$

3,803



$



$



$



$



$

3,803


Net income (loss) from continuing operations


$

46,528



$

11,599



$

3,613



$

(1,197)



$

(24,154)



$

36,389


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

53,790



$

10,902



$

8,478



$

266



$

(2,218)



$

71,218


Net cash provided by (used in) operating  activities of continuing operations


$

63,071



$

11,567



$

6,625



$

1,435



$

(39,312)



$

43,386


Net cash provided by (used in) investing  activities of continuing operations


$

5,176



$



$

(3,658)



$

(337)



$



$

1,181


Net cash provided by (used in) financing  activities of continuing operations


$

(71,451)



$

(11,567)



$

(3,765)



$

(10,506)



$

29,847



$

(67,442)


Distributable Cash Flow (1)


$

67,077



$

11,567



$

5,505



$

394



$

(39,312)



$

45,231



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(1)     See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and reconciliation tables at the end of this release.

 

The table below presents NRP's business results by segment for the six months ended June 30, 2016 and 2015:



Operating Business Segments







Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other








Corporate and Financing






Soda Ash


VantaCore


Oil and Gas



Total



(In thousands)

Six Months Ended June 30, 2016













Total revenues and other income


$

117,098



$

19,989



$

56,333



$

20,653



$



$

214,073


Total operating expenses excluding impairments (1)


$

28,889



$



$

53,879



$

1,378



$

8,211



$

92,357


Asset impairments


$

1,984



$



$



$



$



$

1,984


Net income (loss) from continuing operations


$

86,277



$

19,989



$

2,402



$

19,275



$

(52,959)



$

74,984


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

102,330



$

22,050



$

9,654



$

19,632



$

(8,185)



$

145,481


Net cash provided by (used in) operating  activities of continuing operations


$

55,908



$

22,050



$

12,323



$

467



$

(52,102)



$

38,646


Net cash provided by (used in) investing  activities of continuing operations


$

12,796



$



$

(3,890)



$

34,347



$



$

43,253


Net cash provided by (used in) financing  activities of continuing operations


$

(93,161)



$

(22,050)



$

(3,819)



$

(45,205)



$

62,523



$

(101,712)


Distributable Cash Flow (1)


$

68,709



$

22,050



$

9,018



$

34,814



$

(52,102)



$

82,489















Six Months Ended June 30, 2015













Total revenues and other income


$

125,275



$

24,122



$

67,841



$

2,507



$



$

219,745


Total operating expenses excluding impairments (1)


$

38,249



$



$

66,719



$

561



$

5,590



$

111,119


Asset impairments


$

3,803



$



$



$



$



$

3,803


Net income (loss) from continuing operations


$

83,223



$

24,122



$

1,122



$

1,946



$

(49,645)



$

60,768


Adjusted EBITDA (1)


$

100,501



$

21,805



$

9,843



$

1,051



$

(5,574)



$

127,626


Net cash provided by (used in) operating  activities of continuing operations


$

109,250



$

18,016



$

13,942



$

202



$

(56,393)



$

85,017


Net cash provided by (used in) investing  activities of continuing operations


$

7,461



$



$

(4,360)



$

(337)



$



$

2,764


Net cash provided by (used in) financing  activities of continuing operations


$

(152,192)



$

(18,016)



$

(10,907)



$

(11,610)



$

64,777



$

(127,948)


Distributable Cash Flow (1)


$

115,210



$

18,016



$

12,609



$

(1,170)



$

(56,393)



$

88,272



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(1)     See "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" and reconciliation tables at the end of this release.

 

Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other

Although the thermal and metallurgical coal markets remain challenged in the near term, prices have improved recently for both commodities.  As of June 30, coal production in the United States was down approximately 27% over 2015 production, and warm summer weather has led to drawdowns from inventories.  However, there are still significant stockpiles at the utilities, and the strong dollar remains a headwind for exports.  NRP believes that additional tons will come out of the market over the remainder of 2016, but that the market is moving towards an equilibrium that could lead to improved pricing in 2017.

Revenues and other income increased $6.3 million, or 9%, from $70.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $76.5 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016. This increase is related to a $38.8 million increase in minimums recognized as revenue in the three months ending June 30, 2016 over the same period in 2015.  Offsetting a significant portion of this increase was a $15.9 million reduction in total coal royalty revenues caused by a 7.6 million ton reduction in sales partially offset by a $0.74 per ton increase in combined average coal royalty revenue per ton.  While all regions experienced reduced revenue, the largest decreases occurred in Central Appalachia and in the Illinois Basin, where Foresight's Deer Run mine is currently idled.  In addition, revenues and other income in the three months ended June 30, 2016 did not include a $9.3 million gain on coal reserve swaps recognized in the three months ended June 30, 2015. 

Net income from continuing operations increased $15.2 million, or 33%, from $46.5 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $61.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016.  This increase is primarily related to increased revenues discussed above, lower depreciation, depletion and amortization expenses and lower impairments in 2016 compared to 2015.

Adjusted EBITDA increased $15.3 million, or 28%, from $53.8 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $69.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016.  This increase was primarily the result of increased minimums recognized as revenue in 2016.

Operating cash provided by continuing operations decreased $30.5 million, or 48%, from $63.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $32.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Soda Ash

NRP expects operational improvements at Ciner Wyoming to lead to higher sales volumes both domestically and internationally in the second half of the year.

Revenues and other income related to our Soda Ash segment decreased $1.4 million, or 12%, from $11.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $10.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016. While prices increased in the second quarter as compared to the first quarter of 2016, they were lower both domestically and internationally as compared to the second quarter of 2015, leading to the reduction. For the three months ended June 30, 2016, we received $9.8 million in cash distributions from Ciner Wyoming and for the three months ended June 30, 2015, we received $10.9 million in cash distributions.

Operating cash provided by continuing operations of $17.0 million for the three months ended June 30, 2016 includes the correction of the presentation of our final contingency payment made during the first quarter of 2016. In the second quarter of 2016, the Partnership determined its net cash provided by operating activities and net cash used by financing activities were understated by $7.2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2016 related to this payment.  Following the end of the second quarter of 2016, Ciner Wyoming declared a distribution of $12.25 million to NRP resulting from its second quarter 2016 results.

VantaCore

VantaCore's construction aggregates mining business is largely dependent on the strength of the local markets that it serves and is seasonal.  The largest component of the VantaCore segment is the Laurel operation in southwestern Pennsylvania that serves producers and service companies operating in the Marcellus and Utica Shales.  Low natural gas prices have led to a slowing pace of exploration and development in those areas and impacted Laurel's revenues.  This decline has been offset both by increased construction revenue at Laurel and reduced costs across all of the VantaCore operations.  In addition, McIntosh Construction has seen nearly a 30% rise in the second quarter and is expected to remain strong during the summer and fall months.

Revenues and other income related to our VantaCore segment decreased $9.3 million, or 23%, from $41.0 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $31.7 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016. This decrease was primarily the result of a reduction in revenue at Laurel related to the brokered stone business including reduced delivery income quarter-over-quarter and lower sales going into the Marcellus.  The reduction at Laurel was partially offset by increased construction revenues; an increase at VantaCore's McIntosh operation in Tennessee; as well as, increases related to the Grand Rivers quarry in Kentucky. Tonnage sold declined 10% or 0.2 million tons quarter-over-quarter to 1.8 million tons.

Net income from continuing operations was relatively flat quarter over quarter, decreasing $0.2 million, or 6% from $3.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $3.4 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016. Notwithstanding the decrease in revenue and other income described above, VantaCore's net income was able to remain relatively flat as a result of reduced material costs and overhead.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased $1.4 million, or 16%, from $8.5 million, in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $7.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016.  This decrease was primarily the result of the decrease in revenues predominantly offset by lower costs discussed above.

Operating cash provided by continuing operations decreased $0.4 million, or 6%, from $6.6 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $6.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016 due to lower net income quarter-over-quarter.

Oil and Gas

In July 2016, NRP Oil and Gas sold its non-operated oil and gas working interest assets in the Williston  Basin for $116.1 million, subject to customary post-closing purchase price adjustments.  Our exit from this business represents a strategic shift to reduce debt and focus on our aggregates, soda ash, and coal and hard minerals business segments.  As a result, we have classified the operating results and cash flows of our non-operated oil and gas working interest assets as discontinued operations in our consolidated statements of comprehensive income and consolidated statements of cash flows for all periods presented.  Additionally, the related assets and liabilities associated with discontinued operations are classified as discontinued in our consolidated balance sheet.  During the third quarter of 2016, we plan to transition the management responsibilities and reporting of our remaining oil and gas royalty assets into the Coal and Hard Minerals Royalty and Other operating segment.

Corporate and Financing

Corporate and financing general and administrative expense (including affiliates) includes corporate headquarters, financing and centralized treasury and accounting.  These costs increased $1.8 million from $2.2 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $4.0 million in the three months ended June 30,  2016 primarily due to increased legal and advisory fees related to the implementation of our long-term plan to strengthen our balance sheet, reduce debt and enhance liquidity in order to reposition the Partnership for future growth.  Interest expense was essentially flat from $21.9 million in the three months ended June 30, 2015 to $22.1 million in the three months ended June 30, 2016.

Company Profile

Natural Resource Partners L.P. is a master limited partnership headquartered in Houston, TX.  NRP is a diversified natural resource company that owns interests in oil and gas, coal, aggregates and industrial minerals across the United States.  A large percentage of NRP's revenues are generated from royalties and other passive income.  In addition, NRP owns an equity investment in Ciner Wyoming, a trona/soda ash operation, and owns VantaCore, making NRP one of the top 25 aggregates producers in the United States.

For additional information, please contact Kathy H. Roberts at 713-751-7555 or kroberts@nrplp.com.  Further information about NRP is available on the partnership's website at http://www.nrplp.com.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

"Adjusted EBITDA" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net income (loss) from continuing operations less equity earnings from unconsolidated investment, gain on reserve swaps and income to non-controlling interest; plus distributions from equity earnings  in unconsolidated investment, interest expense, depreciation, depletion and amortization and asset impairments.

Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income or loss, net income or loss attributable to partners, operating income, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP as measures of operating performance, liquidity or ability to service debt obligations. There are significant limitations to using Adjusted EBITDA as a measure of performance, including the inability to analyze the effect of certain recurring items that materially affect our net income (loss), the lack of comparability of results of operations of different companies and the different methods of calculating Adjusted EBITDA reported by different companies. Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental performance measure used by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others to assess the financial performance of our assets without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis.

"Distributable Cash Flow" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations, plus returns of unconsolidated equity investments, proceeds from sales of assets, and returns of long-term contract receivables—affiliate, less maintenance capital expenditures and distributions to non-controlling interest. DCF is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP and should not be considered as an alternative to cash flows from operating, investing or financing activities. DCF may not be calculated the same for us as for other companies. DCF is a supplemental liquidity measure used by our management and by external users of our financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks, research analysts and others to assess the Partnership's ability to make cash distributions to our unitholders and our general partner and repay debt.

"Operating expenses excluding impairments" is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as total operating expenses less asset impairments. "Operating expenses excluding impairments," as used and defined by us, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies and is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Operating expenses excluding impairments should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income, net income or loss, cash flows provided by operating, investing and financing activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Operating expenses excluding impairments provides no information regarding a company's capital structure, borrowings, interest costs, capital expenditures, and working capital movement or tax positions. Operating expenses excluding impairments does not represent funds available for discretionary use because those funds may be required for debt service, capital expenditures, working capital and other commitments and obligations. Our management team believes Operating expenses excluding impairments is useful in evaluating our financial performance because asset impairments are one-time non-cash charges and excluding these from total operating expenses allows us to better compare results period-over-period. A reconciliation of Operating expenses excluding impairments to total operating expenses is included in the tables attached to this release.

"Net income excluding impairments"  is a non-GAAP financial measure that we define as net income (loss) plus asset impairments. Net income excluding impairments, as used and defined by us, may not be comparable to similarly titled measures employed by other companies and is not a measure of performance calculated in accordance with GAAP. Net income excluding impairments should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for operating income (loss), net income (loss), cash flows provided by operating, investing and financial activities, or other income or cash flow statement data prepared in accordance with GAAP. Our management team believes net income excluding impairments is useful in evaluating our financial performance because asset impairments are irregular non-cash charges and excluding these from net income allows us to better compare results period-over-period. A reconciliation of Net income excluding impairments to net income is included in the tables attached to this release.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release includes "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission.  All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release that address activities, events or developments that the partnership expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements.  These statements are based on certain assumptions made by the partnership based on its experience and perception of historical trends, current conditions, expected future developments and other factors it believes are appropriate in the circumstances.  Such statements are subject to a number of assumptions, risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the control of the partnership.  These risks include, but are not limited to, commodity prices; decreases in demand for coal, trona and soda ash, construction aggregates, crude oil and natural gas, frac sand and other natural resources; changes in operating conditions and costs; production cuts by our lessees; the pace of development of our oil and natural gas properties; unanticipated geologic problems; our liquidity, leverage and access to capital and financing sources; changes in the legislative or regulatory environment, our ability to consummate planned asset sales and execute on our long-term strategic plan and other factors detailed in Natural Resource Partners'Securities and Exchange Commission filings. Natural Resource Partners L.P. has no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

-Financial Tables Follow-

 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables 


Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income

(in thousands, except per unit data)






Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Unaudited)

Revenues and other income:








Coal and hard mineral royalty and other

$

58,892



$

34,752



$

87,368



$

69,201


Coal and hard mineral royalty and other—affiliates

17,504



32,342



28,074



51,403


VantaCore

31,642



40,643



56,324



67,442


Oil and gas royalty

1,091



892



1,464



2,507


Equity in earnings of Ciner Wyoming

10,188



11,599



19,989



24,122


Gain (loss) on asset sales

(1,071)



3,455



20,854



5,070


Total revenues and other income

118,246



123,683



214,073



219,745










Operating expenses:








Operating and maintenance expenses

29,797



36,781



56,582



68,592


Operating and maintenance expenses—affiliates, net

2,402



3,479



5,886



6,346


Depreciation, depletion and amortization

10,472



18,170



20,252



28,846


Amortization expense—affiliate

704



907



1,426



1,745


General and administrative

3,173



1,918



6,408



4,205


General and administrative—affiliates

866



301



1,803



1,385


Asset impairments

91



3,803



1,984



3,803


Total operating expenses

47,505



65,359



94,341



114,922










Income from operations

70,741



58,324



119,732



104,823










Other income (expense)








Interest expense

(22,054)



(21,474)



(44,251)



(43,147)


Interest expense—affiliate

(61)



(462)



(523)



(924)


Interest income

7



1



26



16


Other expense, net

(22,108)



(21,935)



(44,748)



(44,055)










Net income from continuing operations

48,633



36,389



74,984



60,768


Loss from discontinued operations (see Note 3)

(2,187)



(3,811)



(5,111)



(10,701)


Net income

46,446



32,578



69,873



50,067


Less: net income attributable to non-controlling interest



(1,244)





(1,244)


Net income attributable to NRP

$

46,446



$

31,334



$

69,873



$

48,823










Net income (loss) attributable to limited partners:








Continuing operations

$

47,726



$

34,442



$

73,616



$

58,334


Discontinued operations

(2,143)



(3,735)



(5,009)



(10,487)


Total

45,583



30,707



68,607



47,847










Net income (loss) attributable to the general partner:








Continuing operations

$

907



$

703



$

1,368



$

1,190


Discontinued operations

(44)



(76)



(102)



(214)


Total

$

863



$

627



$

1,266



$

976










Basic and diluted net income (loss) per common unit:








Continuing operations

$

3.90



$

2.82



$

6.02



$

4.77


Discontinued operations

(0.18)



(0.31)



(0.41)



(0.86)


Total

$

3.72



$

2.51



$

5.61



$

3.91










Weighted average number of common units outstanding

12,232



12,232



12,232



12,232










Net income

$

46,446



$

32,578



$

69,873



$

50,067


Add: comprehensive income (loss) from unconsolidated investment and other

462



210



(83)



(755)


Less: comprehensive income attributable to non-controlling interest



(1,244)





(1,244)


Comprehensive income

$

46,908



$

31,544



$

69,790



$

48,068


 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables


Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in thousands)










Three Months Ended


Six Months Ended


June 30,


June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Unaudited)

Cash flows from operating activities:








Net income

$

46,446



$

32,578



$

69,873



$

50,067


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations:








Depreciation, depletion and amortization

10,472



18,170



20,252



28,846


Amortization expense—affiliates

704



907



1,426



1,745


Distributions from equity earnings from unconsolidated investment

9,800



10,902



22,050



21,805


Equity earnings from unconsolidated investment

(10,188)



(11,599)



(19,989)



(24,122)


Gain on asset sales

1,071



(3,455)



(20,854)



(5,070)


Loss from discontinued operations

2,187



3,811



5,111



10,701


Asset impairment

91



3,803



1,984



3,803


Gain on reserve swap



(9,290)





(9,290)


Other, net

1,825



2,784



4,094



(10,049)


Other, net—affiliates

(1,571)



380



212



(352)


Change in operating assets and liabilities:








Accounts receivable

(33)



(1,208)



3,922



6,620


Accounts receivable—affiliates

(1,201)



(2,378)



(2,271)



1,302


Accounts payable

(128)



3,290



150



686


Accounts payable—affiliates

(250)



(27)



(25)



(41)


Accrued liabilities

2,827



(8,383)



(3,131)



63


Accrued liabilities—affiliates

(913)





(456)




Deferred revenue

(34,141)



1,654



(38,204)



7,499


Deferred revenue—affiliates

(3,075)



801



(4,060)



63


Other items, net

(1,341)



646



(2,045)



741


Other items, net—affiliates

607





607




Net cash provided by operating activities of continuing operations

23,189



43,386



38,646



85,017


Net cash provided by operating activities of discontinued operations

1,841



7,252



5,815



21,093


Net cash provided by operating activities

25,030



50,638



44,461



106,110


Cash flows from investing activities:








Proceeds from sale of oil and gas royalty properties

1,499





34,347




Proceeds from sale of coal and hard mineral royalty properties



539



9,802



1,845


Return of long-term contract receivables—affiliate

1,871





2,180



1,137


Proceeds from sale of plant and equipment and other

840



4,350



843



5,255


Acquisition of plant and equipment and other

(1,698)



(3,708)



(3,919)



(5,073)


Acquisition of mineral rights







(400)


Net cash provided by investing activities of continuing operations

2,512



1,181



43,253



2,764


Net cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations

(1,089)



(11,852)



(3,814)



(25,285)


Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

1,423



(10,671)



39,439



(22,521)


Cash flows from financing activities:








Proceeds from loans

20,000





20,000



25,000


Repayments of loans

(57,316)



(17,317)



(98,482)



(58,483)


Distributions to partners

(5,616)



(11,232)



(11,232)



(54,910)


Distributions to non-controlling interest



(2,082)





(2,744)


Contributions to discontinued operations



(31,725)





(31,725)


Debt issue costs and other

(11,998)



(5,086)



(11,998)



(5,086)


Net cash used in financing activities of continuing operations

(54,930)



(67,442)



(101,712)



(127,948)


Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities of discontinued operations

(232)



21,725



(10,570)



21,808


Net cash used in financing activities

(55,162)



(45,717)



(112,282)



(106,140)


Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

(28,706)



(5,750)



(28,382)



(22,551)


Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations at beginning of period

50,620



31,679



41,204



48,971


Cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations at beginning of period

1,477



1,596



10,569



1,105


Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

52,097



33,275



51,773



50,076


Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

23,391



27,525



23,391



27,525


Less: cash and cash equivalents of discontinued operations at end of period

2,000



18,721



2,000



18,721


Cash and cash equivalents of continuing operations at end of period

$

21,391



$

8,804



$

21,391



$

8,804


 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables


Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in thousands)


June 30,

2016


December 31,

2015


(Unaudited)



ASSETS




Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

21,391



$

41,204


Accounts receivable, net

40,815



43,633


Accounts receivable—affiliates

8,616



6,345


Inventory

7,832



7,835


Prepaid expenses and other

4,777



4,268


Current assets of discontinued operations (see Note 3)

113,218



17,844


Total current assets

196,649



121,129


Land

25,020



25,022


Plant and equipment, net

55,763



60,675


Mineral rights, net

946,355



984,522


Intangible assets, net

3,470



3,930


Intangible assets, net—affiliate

51,570



52,997


Equity in unconsolidated investment

259,778



261,942


Long-term contracts receivable—affiliate

44,572



47,359


Other assets

863



1,173


Other assets—affiliate

1,046



1,124


Non-current assets of discontinued operations (see Note 3)



110,162


Total assets

$

1,585,086



$

1,670,035


LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL




Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

5,260



$

5,022


Accounts payable—affiliates

779



801


Accrued liabilities

33,837



44,997


Accrued liabilities—affiliates



456


Current portion of long-term debt, net

157,996



80,745


Current liabilities of discontinued operations (see Note 3)

79,947



4,388


Total current liabilities

277,819



136,409


Deferred revenue

42,608



80,812


Deferred revenueaffiliates

78,793



82,853


Long-term debt, net

1,050,562



1,186,681


Long-term debt, netaffiliate



19,930


Other non-current liabilities

3,670



5,171


Non-current liabilities of discontinued operations (see Note 3)



85,237


Commitments and contingencies (see Note 11)




Partners' capital:




Common unitholders' interest (12,232,006 units outstanding)

136,695



79,094


General partner's interest

568



(606)


Accumulated other comprehensive loss

(2,235)



(2,152)


Total partners' capital

135,028



76,336


Non-controlling interest

(3,394)



(3,394)


Total capital

131,634



72,942


Total liabilities and capital

$

1,585,086



$

1,670,035


 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Financial Tables


Operating Statistics - Coal, Hard Mineral Royalty and Other

(in thousands except per ton data)






For the Three Months Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,


2016


2015


2016


2015


(Unaudited)

Coal royalty production (tons)








Appalachia








Northern (1)

(138)



4,318



1,292



6,063


Central

3,470



4,376



6,698



8,760


Southern

773



1,174



1,518



2,149


Total Appalachia

4,105



9,868



9,508



16,972


Illinois Basin

1,909



2,960



3,637



5,543


Northern Powder River Basin

442



892



1,416



2,196


Gulf Coast



300





417


Total coal royalty production

6,456



14,020



14,561



25,128










Average coal royalty revenue per ton








Appalachia








Northern

N/A (1)


$

0.16



$

1.27



$

0.22


Central

3.13



4.04



3.19



4.02


Southern

3.36



4.60



3.16



4.69


Total Appalachia

3.39



2.41



2.92



2.75


Illinois Basin

3.76



3.90



3.54



3.97


Northern Powder River Basin

3.05



2.32



2.82



2.54


Gulf Coast



3.49





3.50


Combined average coal royalty revenue per ton

3.48



2.74



3.07



3.01










Coal royalty revenues








Appalachia








Northern (1)

$

463



$

708



$

1,635



$

1,342


Central

10,864



17,670



21,337



35,176


Southern

2,598



5,399



4,800



10,085


Total Appalachia

13,925



23,777



27,772



46,603


Illinois Basin

7,181



11,538



12,867



22,005


Northern Powder River Basin

1,348



2,071



4,000



5,578


Gulf Coast



1,047





1,459


Total coal royalty revenue

$

22,454



$

38,433



$

44,639



$

75,645










Other Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other revenues








Override revenue

$

657



$

1,071



$

867



$

1,762


Transportation and processing fees

5,302



6,465



9,536



11,062


Minimums recognized as revenue

43,527



4,706



50,492



9,246


Gain on reserve swap



9,290





9,290


DOH sale





268



1,665


Wheelage

465



939



878



1,716


Hard mineral royalty revenues

603



2,261



1,494



4,434


Gain on asset sales

67



3,056



1,656



4,671


Property tax revenue

3,027



3,070



6,332



6,074


Other

361



859



936



(290)


Total other Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other revenue

$

54,009



$

31,717



$

72,459



$

49,630


Total Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other revenue

$

76,463



$

70,150



$

117,098



$

125,275



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(1)   Northern Appalachia was impacted by a prior period adjustment of 0.4 million tons and less than $0.1 million in royalty revenue related to the Hibbs Run mine that ceased production during 2016. Absent this adjustment, production in the Northern Appalachia region was 0.2 million tons, average revenue per ton was $2.08 and revenue was $0.4 million.

 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures


Distributable Cash Flow

(in thousands)






Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other








Corporate and Financing






Soda Ash


VantaCore


Oil and Gas



Total



(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2016













Net cash provided by (used in) operating  activities of continuing operations


$

32,610



$

17,032



$

6,210



$

1,110



$

(33,773)



$

23,189


Add: return on long-term contract receivables—affiliate


1,871











1,871


Add: proceeds from sale of PP&E


819





21







840


Add: proceeds from sale of mineral rights








1,499





1,499


Less: maintenance capital expenditures






(2,079)







(2,079)


DCF


$

35,300



$

17,032



$

4,152



$

2,609



$

(33,773)



$

25,320















Three Months Ended June 30, 2015













Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations


$

63,071



$

11,567



$

6,625



$

1,435



$

(39,312)



$

43,386


Add: proceeds from sale of PP&E


4,350











4,350


Add: proceeds from sale of mineral rights


539











539


Less: maintenance capital expenditures


158





(1,120)







(962)


Less: distributions to non-controlling interest


(1,041)







(1,041)





(2,082)


DCF


$

67,077



$

11,567



$

5,505



$

394



$

(39,312)



$

45,231















Six Months Ended June 30, 2016













Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations


$

55,908



$

22,050



$

12,323



$

467



$

(52,102)



$

38,646


Add: return on long-term contract receivables—affiliate


2,180











2,180


Add: proceeds from sale of PP&E


819





24







843


Add: proceeds from sale of mineral rights


9,802







34,347





44,149


Less: maintenance capital expenditures






(3,329)







(3,329)


DCF


$

68,709



$

22,050



$

9,018



$

34,814



$

(52,102)



$

82,489















Six Months Ended June 30, 2015













Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities of continuing operations


$

109,250



$

18,016



$

13,942



$

202



$

(56,393)



$

85,017


Add: return on long-term contract receivables—affiliate


1,137











1,137


Add: proceeds from sale of PP&E


4,350





905







5,255


Add: proceeds from sale of mineral rights


1,845











1,845


Less: maintenance capital expenditures






(2,238)







(2,238)


Less: distributions to non-controlling interest


(1,372)







(1,372)





(2,744)


DCF


$

115,210



$

18,016



$

12,609



$

(1,170)



$

(56,393)



$

88,272


 

Natural Resource Partners L.P.

Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Measures


Adjusted EBITDA

(in thousands)






Coal and Hard Mineral Royalty and Other








Corporate and Financing






Soda Ash


VantaCore


Oil and Gas



Total



(Unaudited)

Three Months Ended June 30, 2016