Sunoco Logistics Partners LP--Form 10-Q
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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

 

FORM 10-Q

 

 

(Mark One)

x QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012

OR

 

¨ TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from             to            

Commission file number 1-31219

 

 

SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

 

 

Delaware   23-3096839

(State or other jurisdiction of

incorporation or organization)

 

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

1818 Market Street, Suite 1500,

Philadelphia, PA

  19103
(Address of principal executive offices)   (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (866) 248-4344

Former name, former address and formal fiscal year, if changed since last report: Not Applicable

 

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).    Yes  x    No  ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer or a smaller reporting company. See definition of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “non-accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.

 

Large accelerated filer   x    Accelerated filer   ¨
Non-accelerated filer   ¨    Smaller reporting company   ¨

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).    Yes  ¨    No  x

At September 30, 2012, the number of the registrant’s Common Units outstanding were 103,562,297.

 

 

 


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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

INDEX

 

         Page
Number
 
PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Financial Statements   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the Three and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited)      2   
  Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2012 (unaudited) and December 31, 2011      3   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited)      4   
  Condensed Consolidated Statements of Equity for the Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 (unaudited)      5   
  Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)      6   

Item 2.

  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations      29   

Item 3.

  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk      38   

Item 4.

  Controls and Procedures      40   
PART II. OTHER INFORMATION   

Item 1.

  Legal Proceedings      41   

Item 1A.

  Risk Factors      41   

Item 2.

  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds      51   

Item 3.

  Defaults Upon Senior Securities      51   

Item 4.

  Mine Safety Disclosures      51   

Item 5.

  Other Information      51   

Item 6.

  Exhibits      52   

SIGNATURE

     53   

 

 

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PART I

FINANCIAL INFORMATION

 

Item 1. Financial Statements

SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

(UNAUDITED)

(in millions, except per unit amounts)

 

     Three Months
Ended
    Nine Months
Ended
 
     September 30,     September 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  

Revenues

        

Sales and other operating revenue:

        

Unaffiliated customers

   $ 3,066      $ 2,808      $ 9,460      $ 7,148   

Affiliates (Note 3)

     141        39        461        381   

Other income

     11        3        18        9   

Gain on divestment and related matters (Note 2)

     —          —          11        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     3,218        2,850        9,950        7,538   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     2,997        2,675        9,311        7,086   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     26        24        76        61   

Impairment charge and related matters

     —          —          (1     —     

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     30        23        86        67   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     3,053        2,722        9,472        7,214   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     165        128        478        324   

Interest cost and debt expense, net

     24        26        73        68   

Capitalized interest

     (4     (2     (8     (5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     145        104        413        261   

Provision for income taxes (Note 6)

     8        7        24        18   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     137        97        389        243   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     3        2        8        6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners

     134        95        381        237   

Less: General Partner’s interest

     (21     (14     (55     (40
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Limited Partners’ interest(1)

   $ 113      $ 81      $ 326      $ 197   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners per Limited Partner unit (Note 4):

        

Basic

   $ 1.09      $ 0.78      $ 3.15      $ 1.96   

Diluted

   $ 1.09      $ 0.78      $ 3.14      $ 1.95   

Weighted average Limited Partners' units outstanding:

        

Basic

     103.6        103.3        103.5        100.7   

Diluted

     103.9        103.7        103.9        101.1   

Comprehensive Income

   $ 120      $ 108      $ 368      $ 255   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     3        2        8        6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 117      $ 106      $ 360      $ 249   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) 

Includes interest in net income attributable to Class A units, which were converted to common units in July 2012.

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(in millions)

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2012     2011  
     (UNAUDITED)        

Assets

    

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 2      $ 5   

Advances to affiliated companies (Note 3)

     38        107   

Accounts receivable, affiliated companies (Note 3)

     1        —     

Accounts receivable, net

     1,998        2,188   

Inventories (Note 5)

     250        206   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     2,289        2,506   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment

     3,446        3,234   

Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

     (768     (712
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment, net

     2,678        2,522   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Investment in affiliates (Note 7)

     82        73   

Goodwill

     77        77   

Intangible assets, net

     258        277   

Other assets

     36        22   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 5,420      $ 5,477   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

    

Accounts payable

   $ 1,980      $ 2,111   

Current portion of long-term debt (Note 8)

     —          250   

Accrued liabilities

     96        112   

Accrued taxes payable (Note 6)

     56        62   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     2,132        2,535   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt (Note 8)

     1,627        1,448   

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     61        78   

Deferred income taxes (Note 6)

     221        222   

Commitments and contingent liabilities (Note 9)

    
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     4,041        4,283   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Equity

     1,379        1,194   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

   $ 5,420      $ 5,477   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS

(UNAUDITED)

(in millions)

 

     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,  
     2012     2011  

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:

    

Net Income

   $ 389      $ 243   

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:

    

Depreciation and amortization expense

     76        61   

Claim for recovery of environmental liability

     (14     —     

Changes in working capital pertaining to operating activities:

    

Accounts receivable, affiliated companies

     (1     154   

Accounts receivable, net

     190        (555

Inventories

     (44     (249

Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

     (174     551   

Accrued taxes payable

     (6     10   

Other

     (5     —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

     411        215   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

    

Capital expenditures

     (235     (122

Acquisitions

     —          (396

Proceeds from divestments and related matters

     11        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

     (224     (518
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

    

Distributions paid to limited and general partners

     (178     (156

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

     (5     (3

Contributions from general partner

     —          2   

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     (5     (3

Repayments under credit facilities

     (322     (561

Borrowings under credit facilities

     501        529   

Net proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     —          595   

Repayments of senior notes

     (250     —     

Advances to affiliated companies, net

     69        (94
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities

     (190     309   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     (3     6   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     5        2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ 2      $ 8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF EQUITY

(UNAUDITED)

(in millions)

 

     Limited Partners      General
Partner
    Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total  
     Common     Class A                           

Balance at January 1, 2011

   $ 940      $ —         $ 28      $ (3   $ 77      $ 1,042   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income:

             

Net Income

     196        1         40        —          6        243   

Change in cash flow hedges

     —          —           —          12        —          12   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

     196        1         40        12        6        255   

Issuance of Class A Units to Sunoco, Inc.

     —          20         2        —          —          22   

Expense on units issued under incentive plans

     5        —           —          —          —          5   

Distribution equivalent rights

     (1     —           —          —          —          (1

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     (3     —           —          —          —          (3

Noncontrolling equity in joint venture acquisitions

     —          —           —          —          20        20   

Distributions

     (119     —           (37     —          (3     (159

Other

     —          —           —          —          1        1   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2011

   $ 1,018      $ 21       $ 33      $ 9      $ 101      $ 1,182   
  

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

     Limited Partners     General
Partner
    Accumulated Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Noncontrolling
Interests
    Total  
     Common     Class A                          

Balance at January 1, 2012

   $ 1,039      $ 22      $ 34      $ 1      $ 98      $ 1,194   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income:

            

Net Income

     324        2        55        —          8        389   

Change in cash flow hedges

     —          —          —          (21     —          (21
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income

     324        2        55        (21     8        368   

Expense on units issued under incentive plans

     6        —          —          —          —          6   

Distribution equivalent rights

     (1     —          —          —          —          (1

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     (5     —          —          —          —          (5

Conversion of Class A Units to Common Units

     24        (24     —          —          —          —     

Distributions

     (133     —          (45     —          (5     (183
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2012

   $ 1,254      $ —        $ 44      $ (20   $ 101      $ 1,379   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

(See Accompanying Notes)

 

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SUNOCO LOGISTICS PARTNERS L.P.

NOTES TO CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

(UNAUDITED)

1. Basis of Presentation

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“the Partnership”) is a publicly traded Delaware limited partnership that owns and operates a logistics business, consisting of refined products and crude oil pipelines, terminalling and storage assets, and refined products and crude oil acquisition and marketing assets. The Partnership is principally engaged in the transport, terminalling and storage of refined products and crude oil and the purchase and sale of crude oil in approximately 30 states located throughout the United States. Sunoco, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Sunoco, Inc. (R&M), are collectively referred to as “Sunoco.”

On October 5, 2012, Sunoco was acquired by Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. (“ETP”). Prior to this transaction, Sunoco through its wholly-owned subsidiary Sunoco Partners LLC served as the Partnership’s general partner and owned a two percent general partner interest, all of the incentive distribution rights and a 32.4 percent limited partner interest in the Partnership. In connection with the acquisition, Sunoco’s interests in the general partner and limited partnership were contributed to ETP, resulting in a change of control of the Partnership’s general partner. As a result, the Partnership’s assets and liabilities are required to be adjusted to fair value on the closing date by application of “push-down” accounting. The new basis of accounting will be reflected in the Partnership’s financial statements beginning in the fourth quarter 2012.

The condensed consolidated financial statements reflect the results of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries, including Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations L.P., and include the accounts of entities in which the Partnership has a controlling financial interest. A controlling financial interest is evidenced by either a voting interest greater than 50 percent or a risk and rewards model that identifies the Partnership or one of its subsidiaries as the primary beneficiary of a variable interest entity. The Partnership holds a controlling financial interest in Inland Corporation (“Inland”), Mid-Valley Pipeline Company (“Mid-Valley”) and West Texas Gulf Pipe Line Company (“West Texas Gulf”), and as such, these joint ventures are reflected as consolidated subsidiaries of the Partnership from the respective dates of acquisition. All significant intercompany accounts and transactions are eliminated in consolidation and noncontrolling interests in equity and net income are shown separately in the condensed consolidated balance sheets and statements of comprehensive income. Equity ownership interests in corporate joint ventures in which the Partnership does not have a controlling financial interest are accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

In June 2011, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) codified guidance related to the presentation of comprehensive income. The guidance requires entities to present net income and other comprehensive income in a single continuous statement of comprehensive income or in two separate, but consecutive, statements. For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the Partnership presents the components of net income and total comprehensive income in its condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income. The new guidance does not change the components that are recognized in net income and the components that are recognized in other comprehensive income. The revised presentation has been retroactively applied to all periods presented.

The accompanying condensed consolidated financial statements are presented in accordance with the requirements of Form 10-Q and accounting principles generally accepted in the United States for interim financial reporting. They do not include all disclosures normally made in financial statements contained in Form 10-K. In management’s opinion, all adjustments necessary for a fair presentation of the results of operations, financial position and cash flows for the periods shown have been made. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. Results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 are not necessarily indicative of results for the full year 2012.

 

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2. Change in Business and Other Matters

In February 2012, the Partnership sold its refined products terminal and pipeline assets in Big Sandy, Texas for $11 million. The buyer also assumed a $1 million environmental liability associated with the assets. The net book value of the assets sold and liability transferred approximated the sale price. In connection with the sale, the Partnership also agreed to cancel existing throughput and deficiency agreements in exchange for cash payments of $11 million. During the first quarter 2012, the Partnership recognized a total gain of $11 million, which primarily related to the contract settlement. The gain was recorded as $5 and $6 million within the Refined Products Pipelines and Terminal Facilities segments, respectively.

Management has continued to assess the impact that Sunoco’s decision to exit its refining business in the northeast will have on the Partnership’s assets that have historically served the refineries and determined that the Partnership’s refined products pipeline and terminal assets continue to have expected future cash flows that support their carrying values. However, the Partnership recognized a $42 million charge in the fourth quarter 2011 for certain crude oil terminal assets which would be negatively impacted if the Philadelphia refinery was permanently idled. This included a $31 million non-cash impairment for asset write-downs at the Fort Mifflin Terminal Complex and $11 million for regulatory obligations which would have been incurred if the assets were permanently idled.

In September 2012, Sunoco completed the formation of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (“PES”), a joint venture with The Carlyle Group, which enabled the Philadelphia refinery to continue operating. The Carlyle Group will hold the controlling interest and oversee day-to-day operations of the joint venture and the refinery. Sunoco retained a non-operating minority interest of approximately 33 percent. During the second quarter 2012, the Partnership reversed $10 million of regulatory obligations which were no longer expected to be incurred.

3. Related Party Transactions

Acquisition of Sunoco

The general and limited partner interests that were previously owned by Sunoco were contributed to ETP in connection with the acquisition of Sunoco by ETP. As a result of these transactions, both the Partnership and Sunoco became consolidated subsidiaries of ETP. The Partnership has various operating and administrative agreements with Sunoco, including the agreements described below. Sunoco continues to operate its retail marketing network and is expected to continue utilizing the Partnership’s pipeline and tank assets. Sunoco continues to perform the administrative functions defined in such agreements on the Partnership’s behalf. The Partnership continues to work with ETP in determining how the acquisition will impact these agreements going forward.

Advances to/from Affiliate

The Partnership has a treasury services agreement with Sunoco pursuant to which it, among other things, participates in Sunoco’s centralized cash management program. Under this program, all of the Partnership’s cash receipts and cash disbursements are processed, together with those of Sunoco and its other subsidiaries, through Sunoco’s cash accounts with a corresponding credit or charge to an intercompany account. The intercompany balances are settled periodically, but no less frequently than monthly. Amounts due from Sunoco earn interest at a rate equal to the average rate of the Partnership’s third-party money market investments, while amounts due to Sunoco bear interest at a rate equal to the interest rate provided in the Operating Partnership’s $350 million Credit Facility (see Note 8).

Administrative Services

The Partnership has no employees, and reimburses Sunoco for certain costs and other direct expenses incurred on the Partnership’s behalf. These costs may be increased if the acquisition or construction of new assets or businesses requires an increase in the level of general and administrative services received by the Partnership.

Under the Omnibus Agreement, the Partnership pays Sunoco an annual administrative fee that includes expenses incurred by Sunoco and its affiliates to perform certain centralized corporate functions, such as legal, accounting, treasury, engineering, information technology, insurance, and other corporate services, including the administration of employee benefit plans. This fee was $13 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. The fee increased to $18 million for 2012 to cover additional consolidation of services provided by Sunoco that were previously provided by third parties and includes an allocation of certain senior management costs from Sunoco. This fee does not include the cost of shared insurance programs (which are allocated to the Partnership based upon its share of the cash premiums incurred), the salaries of pipeline and terminal personnel or other employees of the general partner or the cost of their employee benefits.

The Partnership’s share of allocated Sunoco employee benefit plan expenses, including noncontributory defined benefit retirement plans, defined contribution 401(k) plans, employee and retiree medical, dental and life insurance plans, incentive compensation plans and other such benefits are reflected in cost of products sold and operating expenses and selling, general and administrative expenses in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income.

 

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Affiliated Revenues and Accounts Receivable, Affiliated Companies

The Partnership is party to various agreements with Sunoco to supply refined products and to provide pipeline and terminalling services to Sunoco and PES. Affiliated revenues in the condensed consolidated statements of comprehensive income consist of sales of refined products and crude oil, as well as the related provision, and services including pipeline transportation, terminalling, and storage and blending for Sunoco. Affiliated revenues include sales of crude oil to Sunoco which were priced using market-based rates and sales of refined products which are priced using market-based rates under agreements that are negotiated annually. Service revenues are recognized based on published tariffs or negotiated rates.

Capital Contributions

In the first nine months of 2012 and 2011, the Partnership issued 0.3 and 0.2 million limited partnership units, respectively, to participants in the Sunoco Partners LLC Long-Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”) upon completion of award vesting requirements. As a result of these issuances of limited partnership units, the general partner contributed less than $1 million during the first nine months of 2012 and 2011 to maintain its 2 percent general partner interest. The Partnership recorded these amounts as capital contributions to Equity within its condensed consolidated balance sheets.

4. Net Income Attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. Per Limited Partner Unit Data

The general partner’s interest in net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (“net income attributable to Partners”) consists of its 2 percent general partner interest and “incentive distributions,” which are increasing percentages, up to 50 percent of quarterly distributions in excess of $0.1667 per common unit (see Note 11). The general partner was allocated net income attributable to Partners of $21 and $14 million (representing 16 and 15 percent respectively of total net income attributable to Partners) for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $55 and $40 million (representing 14 and 17 percent respectively of total net income attributable to Partners) for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Diluted net income attributable to Partners per common unit is calculated by dividing net income attributable to Partners by the sum of the weighted average number of common and Class A units outstanding, prior to conversion to common units, and the dilutive effect of incentive unit awards (see Note 12).

In July 2011, the Partnership issued 3.9 million Class A units to Sunoco in connection with the acquisition of the Eagle Point tank farm and related assets. These deferred distribution units represented a new class of units that were converted to common units in July 2012. Prior to their conversion, the Class A units participated in the allocation of net income on a pro-rata basis with the common units.

 

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The following table sets forth the reconciliation of the weighted average number of common and Class A units used to compute basic net income attributable to Partners per common unit to those used to compute diluted net income attributable to Partners per common unit for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Three Months Ended      Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,      September 30,  
     2012      2011      2012      2011  
    

(in millions)

 

Weighted average number of common units outstanding - basic

     103.6         103.3         103.5         100.7   

Add effect of dilutive incentive awards

     0.3         0.4         0.4         0.4   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Weighted average number of common units - diluted

     103.9         103.7         103.9         101.1   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

5. Inventories

The components of inventories are as follows:

 

     September 30,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Crude oil

   $ 177       $ 142   

Refined products

     60         55   

Refined products additives

     3         2   

Materials, supplies and other

     10         7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 
   $ 250       $ 206   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

6. Income Taxes

The Partnership is not a taxable entity for U.S. federal income tax purposes, or for the majority of states that impose income taxes. Rather, income taxes are generally assessed at the partner level. There are some states in which the Partnership operates where it is subject to state and local income taxes. Substantially all of the income tax reflected in the Partnership’s condensed consolidated financial statements is derived from the operations of Inland, Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf, all of which are entities subject to income taxes for federal and state purposes at the corporate level. The effective tax rates for these entities approximate the federal statutory rate of 35 percent.

In taxable jurisdictions, the Partnership records deferred income taxes on all significant temporary differences between the book basis and the tax basis of assets and liabilities. The net deferred tax liabilities reflected on the condensed consolidated balance sheets are derived principally from the difference in the book and tax bases of properties, plants and equipment associated with the Inland, Mid-Valley and West Texas Gulf acquisitions.

 

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7. Investment in Affiliates

The Partnership’s corporate joint ventures own refined products pipeline systems. The Partnership’s ownership percentages in corporate joint ventures as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011 were as follows:

 

     Ownership
Percentage
 

Explorer Pipeline Company

     9.4

Yellowstone Pipe Line Company

     14.0

West Shore Pipe Line Company

     17.1

Wolverine Pipe Line Company

     31.5

The following table provides summarized, unaudited income statement information on a 100 percent basis for the Partnership’s corporate joint ventures for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012      2011      2012      2011  
    

(in millions)

 

Income Statement Data:

           

Total revenues

   $ 194       $ 110       $ 359       $ 286   

Income before income taxes

   $ 121       $ 45       $ 175       $ 115   

Net income

   $ 75       $ 29       $ 108       $ 70   

The following table provides summarized, unaudited balance sheet information on a 100 percent basis for the Partnership’s corporate joint ventures as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

     September 30,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Balance Sheet Data:

     

Current assets

   $ 219       $ 130   

Non-current assets

   $ 635       $ 648   

Current liabilities

   $ 141       $ 127   

Non-current liabilities

   $ 528       $ 549   

Net equity

   $ 185       $ 102   

 

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8. Debt

The components of the Partnership’s debt balances are as follows:

 

     September 30,     December 31,  
     2012     2011  
     (in millions)  

Credit Facilities

    

$350 million Credit Facility, due August 2016

   $ 96      $ —     

$200 million Credit Facility, due August 2013

     74        —     

$35 million Credit Facility, due April 2015 (1)

     9        —     

Senior Notes

    

Senior Notes - 7.25%, due February 2012 (2)

     —          250   

Senior Notes - 8.75%, due February 2014

     175        175   

Senior Notes - 6.125%, due May 2016

     175        175   

Senior Notes - 5.50%, due February 2020

     250        250   

Senior Notes - 4.65%, due February 2022

     300        300   

Senior Notes - 6.85%, due February 2040

     250        250   

Senior Notes - 6.10%, due February 2042

     300        300   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total debt

     1,629        1,700   

Less:

    

Unamortized bond discount

     (2     (2

Current portion of long-term debt(3)

     —          (250
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt, net of current portion

   $ 1,627      $ 1,448   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) 

The $35 million Credit Facility is held by West Texas Gulf.

(2) 

The 7.25 percent Senior Notes matured and were repaid in February 2012.

(3) 

Amounts outstanding under the Partnership’s credit facilities at September 30, 2012 have been classified as long-term debt as the Partnership has the intent and ability to refinance such borrowings on a long-term basis.

Credit Facilities

The Partnership maintains two credit facilities totaling $550 million to fund the Partnership’s working capital requirements, finance acquisitions and capital projects and for general partnership purposes. The credit facilities consist of a $350 million unsecured credit facility which expires in August 2016 (the “$350 million Credit Facility”) and a $200 million unsecured credit facility which expires in August 2013 (the “$200 million Credit Facility”). Outstanding borrowings under these credit facilities were $170 million at September 30, 2012. At December 31, 2011 there were no outstanding borrowings under these credit facilities.

The $350 and $200 million Credit Facilities contain various covenants limiting the Partnership’s ability to incur indebtedness; grant certain liens; make certain loans, acquisitions and investments; make any material change to the nature of its business; or enter into a merger or sale of assets, including the sale or transfer of interests in the Operating Partnership’s subsidiaries. The credit facilities also limit the Partnership, on a rolling four-quarter basis, to a maximum total consolidated debt to consolidated EBITDA ratio, as defined in the underlying credit agreements, of 5.0 to 1, which can generally be increased to 5.5 to 1 during an acquisition period. The Partnership’s ratio of total debt to EBITDA was 2.3 to 1 at September 30, 2012, as calculated in accordance with the credit agreements.

In connection with the acquisition of Sunoco by ETP in October 2012, Sunoco’s interests in the general partner and limited partnership were contributed to ETP, resulting in a change of control of the Partnership’s general partner. This would have represented an event of default under the Partnership’s credit facilities as the general partner interests would no longer be owned by Sunoco. During the third quarter 2012, the Partnership amended this provision of its credit facilities to avoid an event of default upon the transfer of the general partner interest to ETP.

In May 2012, West Texas Gulf entered into a $35 million revolving credit facility (the “$35 million Credit Facility”) which expires in April 2015. The facility is available to fund West Texas Gulf’s general corporate purposes including working capital and capital expenditures. The credit facility also limits West Texas Gulf, on a rolling four-quarter basis, to a minimum fixed charge coverage ratio, as defined in the underlying credit agreement. The ratio for the fiscal quarter ending September 30, 2012 shall not be less than 0.80 to 1. The minimum ratio fluctuates between 0.80 to 1 and 1.00 to 1 throughout the term of the revolver as specified in the credit agreement. In addition, the credit facility limits West Texas Gulf to a maximum leverage ratio of 2.00 to 1. West Texas Gulf’s fixed charge coverage ratio and leverage ratio were 0.98 to 1 and 0.28 to 1, respectively, at September 30, 2012. Outstanding borrowings under this credit facility were $9 million at September 30, 2012.

 

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9. Commitments and Contingent Liabilities

The Partnership is subject to numerous federal, state and local laws which regulate the discharge of materials into the environment or that otherwise relate to the protection of the environment. These laws and regulations can result in liabilities and loss contingencies for remediation at the Partnership’s facilities and at third-party or formerly owned sites. At September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, there were accrued liabilities for environmental remediation in the condensed consolidated balance sheets of $4 million. The accrued liabilities for environmental remediation do not include any amounts attributable to unasserted claims, since no unasserted claims are probable of settlement or reasonably estimable, nor have any expected recoveries from insurance been recognized in earnings. Charges against income for environmental remediation totaled $1 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively, and $6 and $4 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. The Partnership maintains insurance programs that cover certain of its existing or potential environmental liabilities. Claims for recovery of environmental liabilities and previous expenditures that are probable of realization totaled $14 million at September 30, 2012 and are included in other assets in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

Total future costs for environmental remediation activities will depend upon, among other things, the identification of any additional sites, the determination of the extent of the contamination at each site, the timing and nature of required remedial actions, the technology available and needed to meet the various existing legal requirements, the nature and extent of future environmental laws, inflation rates and the determination of the Partnership’s liability at multi-party sites, if any, in light of uncertainties with respect to joint and several liability, and the number, participation levels and financial viability of other parties.

Sunoco has indemnified the Partnership for 30 years from environmental and toxic tort liabilities related to the assets contributed to the Partnership that arose from the operation of such assets prior to the closing of the February 2002 initial public offering (“IPO”). Sunoco has indemnified the Partnership for 100 percent of all losses asserted within the first 21 years of closing of the IPO. Sunoco’s share of liability for claims asserted thereafter will decrease by 10 percent per year. For example, for a claim asserted during the twenty-third year after closing of the IPO, Sunoco would be required to indemnify the Partnership for 80 percent of its loss. There is no monetary cap on the amount of indemnity coverage provided by Sunoco. The Partnership has agreed to indemnify Sunoco for events and conditions associated with the operation of the Partnership’s assets that occur on or after the closing of the IPO and for environmental and toxic tort liabilities to the extent Sunoco is not required to indemnify the Partnership.

Management of the Partnership does not believe that any liabilities which may arise from claims indemnified by Sunoco would be material in relation to the results of operations, financial position or cash flows of the Partnership at September 30, 2012. There are certain other pending legal proceedings related to matters arising after the IPO that are not indemnified by Sunoco. Management believes that any liabilities that may arise from these legal proceedings will not be material in relation to the Partnership’s results of operations, financial position or cash flows at September 30, 2012.

 

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10. Equity

The changes in the number of common units outstanding from January 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 are as follows:

 

     Common
Units
     Class A
Units
    Total Units  
     (in millions)  

Balance at January 1, 2011

     99.2         —          99.2   

Units issued under incentive plans

     0.2         —          0.2   

Class A Units issued to Sunoco

     —           3.9        3.9   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at December 31, 2011

     99.4         3.9        103.3   

Conversion of Class A Units

     3.9         (3.9     —     

Units issued under incentive plans

     0.3         —          0.3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance at September 30, 2012

     103.6         —          103.6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

In July 2011, the Partnership issued 3.9 million Class A units to Sunoco in connection with the acquisition of the Eagle Point tank farm and related assets. These deferred distribution units represented a new class of units that were converted to common units in July 2012. Prior to their conversion, the Class A units participated in the allocation of net income on a pro-rata basis with the common units.

11. Cash Distributions

Within 45 days after the end of each quarter, the Partnership distributes all cash on hand at the end of the quarter, less reserves established by the general partner at its discretion. This is defined as “available cash” in the partnership agreement. The general partner has broad discretion to establish cash reserves that it determines are necessary or appropriate to properly conduct the Partnership’s business. The Partnership will make quarterly distributions to the extent there is sufficient cash from operations after the establishment of cash reserves and the payment of fees and expenses, including payments to the general partner.

If cash distributions exceed $0.1667 per unit in a quarter, the general partner will receive increasing percentages, up to 50 percent, of the cash distributed in excess of that amount. These distributions are referred to as “incentive distributions.” The percentage interests for the unitholders and the general partner for the minimum quarterly distribution are also applicable to quarterly distribution amounts that are less than the minimum quarterly distribution.

The following table shows the target distribution levels and distribution “splits” between the general partner and the holders of the Partnership’s common units:

 

     Total Quarterly
Distribution Target
Amount
   Marginal Percentage
Interest in Distributions
 
        General
Partner
    Unitholders  

Minimum Quarterly Distribution

   $0.1500      2     98

First Target Distribution

   up to $0.1667      2     98

Second Target Distribution

   above $0.1667     
   up to $0.1917      15 %*      85

Third Target Distribution

   above $0.1917     
   up to $0.5275      37 %*      63

Thereafter

   above $0.5275      50 %*      50

 

* Includes 2 percent general partner interest.

 

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The distributions paid by the Partnership for the period from January 1, 2011 through September 30, 2012 are summarized below:

 

Date Cash Distribution Paid

   Cash
Distribution
per Limited
Partner Unit
     Total Cash
Distribution
to the
Limited
Partners
     Total Cash
Distribution to
the General
Partner
 
            (in millions)      (in millions)  

August 14, 2012

   $ 0.4700       $ 49       $ 17   

May 15, 2012

   $ 0.4275       $ 43       $ 14   

February 14, 2012

   $ 0.4200       $ 41       $ 14   

November 14, 2011

   $ 0.4133       $ 41       $ 13   

August 12, 2011

   $ 0.4050       $ 40       $ 13   

May 13, 2011

   $ 0.3983       $ 40       $ 12   
February 14, 2011    $ 0.3933       $ 39       $ 12   

On November 7, 2012, Sunoco Partners LLC, the general partner of Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P., declared a cash distribution of $0.5175 per common unit ($2.07 annualized), representing the distribution for the third quarter 2012. The $74 million distribution, including $20 million to the general partner, will be paid on November 14, 2012 to common unitholders of record on November 8, 2012.

12. Management Incentive Plan

Sunoco Partners LLC, the general partner of the Partnership, has adopted the Sunoco Partners LLC Long-Term Incentive Plan (“LTIP”) for directors, officers and employees of the general partner who perform services for the Partnership. The LTIP is administered by the independent directors of the Compensation Committee of the general partner’s board of directors with respect to employee and officer awards, and by the general partner’s board of directors with respect to awards granted to the independent members. The LTIP currently permits the grant of restricted units and unit options covering an additional 0.7 million common units. Restricted unit awards may also include tandem distribution equivalent rights (“DERs”) at the discretion of the Compensation Committee.

During the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, the Partnership issued 0.3 and 0.2 million common units, respectively, under the LTIP. The Partnership recognized share-based compensation expense of $6 and $5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Each of the restricted unit grants also have tandem DERs which are recognized as a reduction of equity when earned. There was no material impact to the Partnership’s compensation expense as a result of the change in control of the Partnership’s general partner.

13. Derivatives and Risk Management

The Partnership is exposed to various market risks, including volatility in crude oil and refined product prices, counterparty credit risk and interest rate risk. In order to manage such exposure, the Partnership’s policy is to (i) only purchase crude oil and refined products for which sales contracts have been executed or for which ready markets exist, (ii) structure sales contracts so that price fluctuations do not materially impact the margins earned, and (iii) not acquire and hold physical inventory, futures contracts or other derivative instruments for the purpose of speculating on commodity price changes. Although the Partnership seeks to maintain a balanced inventory position within its commodity inventories, net unbalances may occur for short periods of time due to production, transportation and delivery variances. When temporary physical inventory builds or draws do occur, the Partnership continuously manages the variances to a balanced position over a period of time. Pursuant to the Partnership’s approved risk management policy, derivative contracts may be used to hedge or reduce exposure to price risk associated with acquired inventory or forecasted physical transactions.

Price Risk Management

The Partnership is exposed to risks associated with changes in the market price of crude oil and refined products as a result of the forecasted purchase or sale of these products. These risks are primarily associated with price volatility related to pre-existing or anticipated purchases, sales and storage. Price changes are often caused by shifts in the supply and demand for these commodities, as well as their locations. The physical contracts related to the Partnership’s crude oil and refined products businesses that qualify as derivatives have been designated as normal purchases and sales and are accounted for using traditional accrual accounting. The Partnership accounts for derivatives that do not qualify as normal purchases and sales at fair value. The Partnership does utilize derivatives such as swaps, futures and other derivative instruments to mitigate the risk associated with market movements in the price of refined products. These derivative contracts act as a hedging mechanism against the volatility of prices by allowing the Partnership to transfer this price risk to counterparties who are able and willing to bear it.

 

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While all derivative instruments utilized by the Partnership represent economic hedges, certain of these derivatives are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. Such derivatives include certain contracts that were entered into and closed during the same accounting period and a limited number of contracts for which there is not sufficient correlation to the related items being economically hedged.

For refined product derivative contracts that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes, all realized and unrealized gains and losses are recognized in the statement of comprehensive income during the current period. For refined product derivative contracts that are designated and qualify as cash flow hedges, the portion of the gain or loss on the derivative contract that is effective in offsetting the variable cash flows associated with the hedged forecasted transaction is reported as a component of other comprehensive income (loss) and reclassified into earnings in the same period or periods during which the hedged transaction affects earnings. The remaining gain or loss on the derivative contract in excess of the cumulative change in the present value of future cash flows of the hedged item, if any (i.e., the ineffective portion), is recognized in earnings during the current period. All realized gains and losses associated with refined product derivative contracts are recorded in earnings in the same line item as the forecasted transaction being hedged, either sales and other operating revenue or cost of products sold and operating expenses.

The Partnership had open derivative positions of approximately 3.9 and 1.5 million barrels of refined products at September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively. The derivatives outstanding as of September 30, 2012 vary in duration but do not extend beyond one year. The Partnership records its derivatives at fair value based on observable market prices (levels 1 and 2). As of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the fair values of the Partnership’s derivative assets and liabilities were:

 

     September 30, 2012     December 31, 2011  
     (in millions)  

Derivative assets

   $ 5      $ 6   

Derivative liabilities

     (28     (2
  

 

 

   

 

 

 
   $ (23   $ 4   
  

 

 

   

 

 

 

Derivative asset and liability balances are recorded in accounts receivable and accrued liabilities, respectively, in the condensed consolidated balance sheets.

 

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The Partnership’s derivative positions are comprised primarily of commodity contracts. The following tables set forth the impact of derivatives on the Partnership’s financial performance for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Gains (Losses)
Recognized in Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Gains
(Losses)
Recognized in
Earnings
   

Location of Gains (Losses)

Recognized in Earnings

     (in millions)      

Three Months Ended September 30, 2012

                

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

   $ (17   $ —        Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

     —          —        Cost of products sold and operating expenses
  

 

 

   

 

 

   
   $ (17   $ —       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

     $ (10   Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

       3      Cost of products sold and operating expenses
    

 

 

   
     $ (7  
    

 

 

   

Three Months Ended September 30, 2011

                

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

   $ 11      $ —        Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

     —          —        Cost of products sold and operating expenses
  

 

 

   

 

 

   
   $ 11      $ —       
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

     $ 5      Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

       1      Cost of products sold and operating expenses
    

 

 

   
     $ 6     
    

 

 

   

 

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     Gains (Losses)
Recognized in Other
Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
    Gains
(Losses)
Recognized in
Earnings
   

Location of Gains (Losses)

Recognized in Earnings

     (in millions)      

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

                

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

   $ (21   $ (3   Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

     —          1      Cost of products sold and operating expenses
  

 

 

   

 

 

   
   $ (21   $ (2  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

     $ (7   Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

       (4   Cost of products sold and operating expenses
    

 

 

   
     $ (11  
    

 

 

   

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

                

Derivatives designated as cash flow hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

   $ 12      $ (4   Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

     —          1      Cost of products sold and operating expenses
  

 

 

   

 

 

   
   $ 12      $ (3  
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

Derivatives not designated as hedging instruments:

      

Commodity contracts

     $ 7      Sales and other operating revenue

Commodity contracts

       (1   Cost of products sold and operating expenses
    

 

 

   
     $ 6     
    

 

 

   

Credit Risk Management

The Partnership maintains credit policies with regard to its counterparties that management believes minimize the overall credit risk through credit analysis, credit approvals, credit limits and monitoring procedures. The credit positions of the Partnership’s customers’ are analyzed prior to the extension of credit and periodically after credit has been extended. At September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, the Partnership did not hold any over-the-counter derivatives.

Interest Rate Risk Management

The Partnership has interest rate risk exposure for changes in interest rates related to its outstanding borrowings. The Partnership manages its exposure to changes in interest rates through the use of a combination of fixed-rate and variable-rate debt. At September 30, 2012, the Partnership had $179 million of consolidated variable-rate borrowings under its revolving credit facilities.

14. Fair Value Measurements

The Partnership applies fair value accounting for all financial assets and liabilities that are required to be measured at fair value under current accounting rules, primarily derivatives. The assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring basis are not material to the Partnership’s condensed consolidated balance sheets.

The Partnership determines fair value as the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date. The Partnership utilizes valuation techniques that maximize the use of observable inputs (levels 1 and 2) and minimize the use of unobservable inputs (level 3) within the fair value hierarchy established by the FASB. The Partnership generally applies a “market approach” to determine fair value. This method uses pricing and other information generated by market transactions for identical or comparable assets and liabilities. Assets and liabilities are classified within the fair value hierarchy based on the lowest level (least observable) input that is significant to the measurement in its entirety.

The estimated fair value of financial instruments has been determined based on the Partnership’s assessment of available market information and appropriate valuation methodologies. The Partnership’s current assets (other than derivatives and inventories) and current liabilities are financial instruments and most of these items are recorded at cost in the condensed consolidated balance sheets. The estimated fair value of these financial instruments approximates their carrying value due to their short-term nature. The

 

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Partnership’s derivatives are measured and recorded at fair value based on observable market prices (Note 13). The estimated fair values of the Senior Notes are determined using observable market prices, as these notes are actively traded. The estimated aggregate fair value of the Senior Notes at September 30, 2012 was $1.62 billion, compared to the carrying amount of $1.45 billion. The estimated aggregate fair value of the Senior Notes at December 31, 2011 was $1.91 billion, compared to the carrying amount of $1.70 billion.

In May 2011, the FASB issued a new accounting standard update which amended the fair value measurement guidance and includes some enhanced disclosure requirements. The most significant change in disclosures is an expansion of the information required for level 3 measurements based on unobservable inputs. The Partnership adopted the amended guidance on January 1, 2012. The adoption of the amended guidance did not have a material impact on the Partnership’s condensed consolidated financial statements and disclosures.

15. Business Segment Information

The following tables summarize condensed statement of comprehensive income information concerning the Partnership’s business segments and reconcile total segment operating income to net income attributable to Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

 

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     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  
    

(in millions)

 

Sales and other operating revenue (1)

        

Crude Oil Pipelines

   $ 108      $ 81      $ 288      $ 233   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     3,010        2,671        9,258        7,028   

Terminal Facilities

     101        94        406        279   

Refined Products Pipelines

     33        37        96        93   

Intersegment eliminations

     (45     (36     (127     (104
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total sales and other operating revenue

   $ 3,207      $ 2,847      $ 9,921      $ 7,529   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

        

Crude Oil Pipelines

   $ 6      $ 7      $ 19      $ 19   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     6        4        16        5   

Terminal Facilities

     10        8        28        24   

Refined Products Pipelines

     4        5        13        13   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total depreciation and amortization

   $ 26      $ 24      $ 76      $ 61   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Impairment charge and related matters (2)(3)

        

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

   $ —        $ —        $ 8      $ —     

Terminal Facilities

     —          —          (10     —     

Refined Products Pipelines

     —          —          1        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total impairment charge and related matters

   $ —        $ —        $ (1   $ —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating income

        

Crude Oil Pipelines

   $ 67      $ 43      $ 183      $ 129   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     48        41        134        75   

Terminal Facilities

     39        33        137        96   

Refined Products Pipelines

     11        11        24        24   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total operating income

     165        128        478        324   

Net interest expense

     20        24        65        63   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income before provision for income taxes

     145        104        413        261   

Provision for income taxes

     8        7        24        18   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     137        97        389        243   

Less: Net Income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     3        2        8        6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 134      $ 95      $ 381      $ 237   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1)

Sales and other operating revenue includes amounts from Sunoco for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011 of:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012      2011      2012      2011  
    

(in millions)

 

Crude Oil Pipelines

   $ —         $ —         $ —         $ 6   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     101         —           307         247   

Terminal Facilities

     28         23         118         81   

Refined Products Pipelines

     12         16         36         47   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total sales and other operating revenue from Sunoco

   $ 141       $ 39       $ 461       $ 381   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

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(2)

In the first quarter 2012, the Partnership recognized a non-cash impairment charge related to a cancelled software project for the crude oil acquisition and marketing business and a refined products pipeline project in Texas. The impairment was recorded as $8 and $1 million within the Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing and Refined Products Pipelines segments, respectively.

(3)

In the second quarter 2012, the Partnership recognized a $10 million gain on the reversal of certain regulatory obligations. Such expenses were no longer expected to be incurred as the Philadelphia refinery will continue to operate in connection with Sunoco’s joint venture with The Carlyle Group.

The following table provides the identifiable assets for each segment as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011:

 

     September 30,
2012
     December 31,
2011
 
     (in millions)  

Crude Oil Pipelines

   $ 1,097       $ 1,055   

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

     2,291         2,469   

Terminal Facilities

     1,184         1,053   

Refined Products Pipelines

     757         736   

Corporate and other(a)

     91         164   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total identifiable assets

   $ 5,420       $ 5,477   
  

 

 

    

 

 

 

 

(a)

Corporate and other assets consist primarily of cash and cash equivalents, advances to affiliates, deferred financing costs and properties, plants and equipment.

16. Supplemental Condensed Consolidating Financial Information

The Partnership serves as guarantor of the Senior Notes. These guarantees are full and unconditional. For purposes of the following condensed consolidating financial information, Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. is referred to as “Parent Guarantor” and Sunoco Logistics Partners Operations L.P. is referred to as “Subsidiary Issuer.” All other consolidated subsidiaries of the Partnership are collectively referred to as “Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries.”

The following supplemental condensed consolidating financial information reflects the Parent Guarantor’s separate accounts, the Subsidiary Issuer’s separate accounts, the combined accounts of the Non-Guarantor Subsidiaries, the combined consolidating adjustments and eliminations and the Parent Guarantor’s consolidated accounts for the dates and periods indicated. For purposes of the following condensed consolidating financial information, the Parent Guarantor’s investments in its subsidiaries and the Subsidiary Issuer’s investments in its subsidiaries are accounted for under the equity method of accounting.

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income

Three Months Ended September 30, 2012

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 3,066       $ —        $ 3,066   

Affiliates

     —           —          141         —          141   

Other income

     —           —          11         —          11   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     134         153        —           (287     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     134         153        3,218         (287     3,218   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          2,997         —          2,997   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          26         —          26   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          30         —          30   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          3,053         —          3,053   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     134         153        165         (287     165   

Interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           23        1         —          24   

Capitalized interest

     —           (4     —           —          (4
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     134         134        164         (287     145   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          8         —          8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     134         134        156         (287     137   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          3         —          3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 134       $ 134      $ 153       $ (287   $ 134   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 134       $ 134      $ 139       $ (287   $ 120   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          3         —          3   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 134       $ 134      $ 136       $ (287   $ 117   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income

Three Months Ended September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 2,808       $ —        $ 2,808   

Affiliates

     —           —          39         —          39   

Other income

     —           —          3         —          3   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     95         119        —           (214     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     95         119        2,850         (214     2,850   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          2,675         —          2,675   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          24         —          24   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          23         —          23   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          2,722         —          2,722   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     95         119        128         (214     128   

Interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           26        —           —          26   

Capitalized interest

     —           (2     —           —          (2
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     95         95        128         (214     104   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          7         —          7   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     95         95        121         (214     97   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          2         —          2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 95       $ 95      $ 119       $ (214   $ 95   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 95       $ 95      $ 132       $ (214   $ 108   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          2         —          2   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 95       $ 95      $ 130       $ (214   $ 106   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

           

Sales and other operating revenue:

           

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 9,460      $ —        $ 9,460   

Affiliates

     —           —          461        —          461   

Other income

     —           —          18        —          18   

Gain on divestment and related matters

     —           —          11        —          11   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     381         443        —          (824     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     381         443        9,950        (824     9,950   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

           

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          9,311        —          9,311   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          76        —          76   

Impairment charge and related matters

     —           —          (1     —          (1

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          86        —          86   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          9,472        —          9,472   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     381         443        478        (824     478   

Interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           70        3        —          73   

Capitalized interest

     —           (8     —          —          (8
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     381         381        475        (824     413   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          24        —          24   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     381         381        451        (824     389   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          8        —          8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 381       $ 381      $ 443      $ (824   $ 381   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 381       $ 381      $ 430      $ (824   $ 368   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          8        —          8   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 381       $ 381      $ 422      $ (824   $ 360   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Comprehensive Income

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Revenues

            

Sales and other operating revenue:

            

Unaffiliated customers

   $ —         $ —        $ 7,148       $ —        $ 7,148   

Affiliates

     —           —          381         —          381   

Other income

     —           —          9         —          9   

Equity in earnings of subsidiaries

     237         298        —           (535     —     
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     237         298        7,538         (535     7,538   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

            

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     —           —          7,086         —          7,086   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     —           —          61         —          61   

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     —           —          67         —          67   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     —           —          7,214         —          7,214   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     237         298        324         (535     324   

Interest cost and debt expense, net

     —           66        2         —          68   

Capitalized interest

     —           (5     —           —          (5
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     237         237        322         (535     261   

Provision for income taxes

     —           —          18         —          18   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     237         237        304         (535     243   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          6         —          6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 237       $ 237      $ 298       $ (535   $ 237   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income

   $ 237       $ 237      $ 316       $ (535   $ 255   

Less: Comprehensive income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     —           —          6         —          6   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Comprehensive Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 237       $ 237      $ 310       $ (535   $ 249   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

September 30, 2012

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
     Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Assets

           

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —        $ 2      $ —         $ —        $ 2   

Advances to affiliated companies

     (3     (26     67         —          38   

Accounts receivable, affiliated companies

     —          —          1         —          1   

Accounts receivable, net

     —          —          1,998         —          1,998   

Inventories

     —          —          250         —          250   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     (3     (24     2,316         —          2,289   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment, net

     —          —          2,678         —          2,678   

Investment in affiliates

     1,281        2,851        82         (4,132     82   

Goodwill

     —          —          77         —          77   

Intangible assets, net

     —          —          258         —          258   

Other assets

     —          12        24         —          36   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 1,278      $ 2,839      $ 5,435       $ (4,132   $ 5,420   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

           

Accounts payable

   $ —        $ —        $ 1,980       $ —        $ 1,980   

Accrued liabilities

     —          14        82         —          96   

Accrued taxes payable

     —          —          56         —          56   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     —          14        2,118         —          2,132   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     —          1,544        83         —          1,627   

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     —          —          61         —          61   

Deferred income taxes

     —          —          221         —          221   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     —          1,558        2,483         —          4,041   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Equity

     1,278        1,281        2,952         (4,132     1,379   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

   $ 1,278      $ 2,839      $ 5,435       $ (4,132   $ 5,420   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Balance Sheet

December 31, 2011

(in millions)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
     Subsidiary
Issuer
     Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Assets

            

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ —         $ 2       $ 3      $ —        $ 5   

Advances to affiliated companies

     90         48         (31     —          107   

Accounts receivable, net

     —           —           2,188        —          2,188   

Inventories

     —           —           206        —          206   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Assets

     90         50         2,366        —          2,506   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Properties, plants and equipment, net

     —           —           2,522        —          2,522   

Investment in affiliates

     1,007         2,680         73        (3,687     73   

Goodwill

     —           —           77        —          77   

Intangible assets, net

     —           —           277        —          277   

Other assets

     —           13         9        —          22   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Assets

   $ 1,097       $ 2,743       $ 5,324      $ (3,687   $ 5,477   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Liabilities and Equity

            

Accounts payable

   $ —         $ 1       $ 2,110      $ —        $ 2,111   

Current portion of long-term debt

     —           250         —          —          250   

Accrued liabilities

     1         37         74        —          112   

Accrued taxes payable

     —           —           62        —          62   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Current Liabilities

     1         288         2,246        —          2,535   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Long-term debt

     —           1,448         —          —          1,448   

Other deferred credits and liabilities

     —           —           78        —          78   

Deferred income taxes

     —           —           222        —          222   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities

     1         1,736         2,546        —          4,283   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Equity

     1,096         1,007         2,778        (3,687     1,194   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Liabilities and Equity

   $ 1,097       $ 2,743       $ 5,324      $ (3,687   $ 5,477   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2012

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

   $ 381      $ 359      $ 495      $ (824   $ 411   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

          

Capital expenditures

     —          —          (235     —          (235

Proceeds from divestments and related matters

     —          —          11        —          11   

Intercompany

     (290     (279     (255     824        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     (290     (279     (479     824        (224
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

          

Distributions paid to limited and general partners

     (178     —          —          —          (178

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

     (5     —          —          —          (5

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     —          —          (5     —          (5

Repayments under credit facilities

     —          (322     —          —          (322

Borrowings under credit facilities

     —          418        83        —          501   

Repayment of senior notes

     —          (250     —          —          (250

Advances to affiliated companies, net

     92        74        (97     —          69   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash used in financing activities

     (91     (80     (19     —          (190
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     —          —          (3     —          (3

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     —          2        3        —          5   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ 2      $ —        $ —        $ 2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Condensed Consolidating Statement of Cash Flows

Nine Months Ended September 30, 2011

(in millions, unaudited)

 

     Parent
Guarantor
    Subsidiary
Issuer
    Non-Guarantor
Subsidiaries
    Consolidating
Adjustments
    Total  

Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

   $ 237      $ 225      $ 288      $ (535   $ 215   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:

          

Capital expenditures

     —          —          (122     —          (122

Acquisitions

     —          —          (396     —          (396

Intercompany

     (8     (788     261        535        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

     (8     (788     (257     535        (518
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:

          

Distributions paid to limited and general partners

     (156     —          —          —          (156

Distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

     (3     —          —          —          (3

Contributions from general partner

     2        —          —          —          2   

Payments of statutory withholding on net issuance of limited partner units under restricted unit incentive plan

     —          —          (3     —          (3

Repayments under credit facilities

     —          (561     —          —          (561

Borrowings under credit facilities

     —          529        —          —          529   

Net proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

     —          595        —          —          595   

Advances to affiliated companies, net

     (72     —          (22     —          (94
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

     (229     563        (25     —          309   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net change in cash and cash equivalents

     —          —          6        —          6   

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

     —          2        —          —          2   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

   $ —        $ 2      $ 6      $ —        $ 8   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

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Item 2. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations

Results of Operations

The following table presents our consolidated operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Three Months Ended     Nine Months Ended  
     September 30,     September 30,  
     2012     2011     2012     2011  
     (in millions)  

Revenues

        

Sales and other operating revenue:

        

Unaffiliated customers

   $ 3,066      $ 2,808      $ 9,460      $ 7,148   

Affiliates

     141        39        461        381   

Other income

     11        3        18        9   

Gain on divestment and related matters

     —          —          11        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Revenues

     3,218        2,850        9,950        7,538   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Costs and Expenses

        

Cost of products sold and operating expenses

     2,997        2,675        9,311        7,086   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     26        24        76        61   

Impairment charge and related matters

     —          —          (1     —     

Selling, general and administrative expenses

     30        23        86        67   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Total Costs and Expenses

     3,053        2,722        9,472        7,214   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Operating Income

     165        128        478        324   

Interest cost and debt expense, net

     24        26        73        68   

Capitalized interest

     (4     (2     (8     (5
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Income Before Provision for Income Taxes

     145        104        413        261   

Provision for income taxes

     8        7        24        18   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net Income

     137        97        389        243   

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     3        2        8        6   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income Attributable to Partners

   $ 134      $ 95      $ 381      $ 237   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Net income Attributable to Partners per Limited Partner unit:

        

Basic

   $ 1.09      $ 0.78      $ 3.15      $ 1.96   

Diluted

   $ 1.09      $ 0.78      $ 3.14      $ 1.95   

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement our financial information presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (“GAAP”), management uses additional measures that are known as “non-GAAP financial measures” in its evaluation of past performance and prospects for the future. The primary measures used by management are earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization expenses and other non-cash items (“Adjusted EBITDA”) and distributable cash flow (“DCF”).

Our management believes Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow information enhances an investor’s understanding of a business’s ability to generate cash for payment of distributions and other purposes. In addition, EBITDA calculations are also defined and used as a measure in determining our compliance with certain revolving credit facility covenants. However, there may be contractual, legal, economic or other reasons which may prevent us from satisfying principal and interest obligations with respect to indebtedness and may require us to allocate funds for other purposes. Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow do not represent and should not be considered alternatives to net income or cash flows from operating activities as determined under GAAP and may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other businesses.

 

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The following table reconciles the differences between net income, as determined under GAAP, Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  
    

(in millions)

 
        

Net Income Attributable to Partners

   $ 134      $ 95      $ 381      $ 237   

Interest cost, net

     20        24        65        63   

Depreciation and amortization expense

     26        24        76        61   

Impairment charge(1)

     —          —          9        —     

Provision for income taxes

     8        7        24        18   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

   $ 188      $ 150      $ 555      $ 379   

Interest cost, net

     (20     (24     (65     (63

Maintenance capital expenditures

     (11     (10     (29     (20

Provision for income taxes

     (8     (7     (24     (18
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Distributable cash flow

   $ 149      $ 109      $ 437      $ 278   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

The following table reconciles the difference between net cash provided by operating activities and Adjusted EBITDA:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
    Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012     2011     2012     2011  
    

(in millions)

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 129      $ 220      $ 411      $ 215   

Interest cost, net

     20        24        65        63   

Claim for recovery of environmental liability

     —          —          14        —     

Gain on reversal of tank cleaning liability

     —          —          10        —     

Net working capital pertaining to operating activities

     33        (105     35        89   

Provision for income taxes

     8        7        24        18   

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

     (3     (2     (8     (6

Other

     1        6        4        —     
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA (2)

   $ 188      $ 150      $ 555      $ 379   
  

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

(1) 

In the first quarter 2012, the Partnership recognized a non-cash impairment charge related to a cancelled software project for the crude oil acquisition and marketing business and a refined products pipeline project in Texas.

(2) 

In the second quarter 2012, the Partnership recognized a $10 million gain on the reversal of certain regulatory obligations. Such expenses were no longer expected to be incurred as the Philadelphia refinery will continue to operate in connection with Sunoco’s joint venture with The Carlyle Group. This gain was included in the Partnership’s Adjusted EBITDA, which is consistent with prior period presentation.

 

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Analysis of Consolidated Operating Results

Net income attributable to partners was $134 and $95 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Net income attributable to partners for the third quarter 2012 increased $39 million compared to the prior year period. This increase was due primarily to improved operating performance which benefited from strong demand for crude oil transportation services, contributions from our 2011 acquisitions and organic projects and lower interest expense attributable to the repayment of $250 million of Senior Notes and a $100 million promissory note to affiliate. These positive factors were partially offset by higher selling, general and administrative expenses attributable to increased employee costs related to growth in the business.

Net income attributable to partners was $381 and $237 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011, respectively. Net income attributable to partners for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 increased $144 million compared to the prior year period due primarily to improved operating performance which benefited from strong demand for crude oil transportation services and contributions from our 2011 acquisitions and organic projects. Included in current year results were gains of $25 million due to the reversal of regulatory obligations that were recorded in 2011, a contract settlement in connection with the sale of a refined products terminal and pipeline assets and an asset sale by one of the Partnership’s joint venture interests. These positive factors were partially offset by increased interest expense related primarily to the $600 million Senior Notes offering in July 2011 and higher selling, general and administrative expenses attributable to increased employee costs, incentive compensation and contract services associated with growth in the business.

Analysis of Segment Operating Income

We manage our operations through four operating segments: Crude Oil Pipelines, Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing, Terminal Facilities and Refined Products Pipelines.

Crude Oil Pipelines

Our Crude Oil Pipelines consists of crude oil trunk and gathering pipelines in the southwest and midwest United States. Revenues are generated from tariffs and the associated fees paid by shippers utilizing our transportation services to deliver crude oil and other feedstocks to refineries within those regions. Rates for shipments on these pipelines are regulated by the FERC, Oklahoma Corporation Commission (“OCC”) and the Railroad Commission of Texas (“Texas R.R.C.”).

The following table presents the operating results and key operating measures for our Crude Oil Pipelines for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012      2011      2012      2011  
    

(in millions, except for barrel amounts)

 

Sales and other operating revenue:

           

Unaffiliated customers

   $ 72       $ 52       $ 187       $ 141   

Affiliates

     —           —           —           6   

Intersegment revenue

     36         29         101         86   
  

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

    

 

 

 

Total sales and other operating revenue

   $ 108       $ 81       $ 288       $ 233   

Depreciation and amortization expense

   $ 6       $ 7       $ 19       $ 19   

Operating Income

   $ 67       $ 43       $ 183       $ 129   

Pipeline throughput (thousands of barrels per day ("bpd"))

     1,601         1,637         1,546         1,591   

Pipeline revenue per barrel (cents)

     73.6         54.0         68.0         53.7   

Operating income for the Crude Oil Pipelines increased $24 million to $67 million for the three months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to $43 million for the three months ended September 30, 2011. The increase in operating income was driven primarily by higher pipeline fees which benefited from tariff increases relative to the prior year period, organic growth projects and an improved mix of pipeline movements which benefited from the demand for West Texas crude oil ($29 million). Partially offsetting these improvements were overall volume reductions ($2 million) and increased selling, general and administrative expenses ($2 million).

 

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Operating income for the Crude Oil Pipelines increased $54 million to $183 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2012, as compared to $129 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The increase in operating income was driven primarily by higher pipeline fees which benefited from tariff increases relative to the prior year period, organic growth projects and an improved mix of pipeline movements which benefited from the demand for West Texas crude oil ($61 million). Partially offsetting these improvements were increased selling, general and administrative expenses ($7 million) and overall volume reductions ($6 million).

Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing

Our Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment reflects the sale of gathered and bulk purchased crude oil. The crude oil acquisition and marketing operations generate substantial revenue and cost of products sold as a result of the significant volume of crude oil bought and sold. However, the absolute price levels of crude oil normally do not bear a relationship to gross margin, although the price levels significantly impact revenue and costs of products sold. As a result, period-to-period variations in revenue and cost of products sold are not generally meaningful in analyzing the variation in gross margin for the Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment. The operating results of the Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment are affected by overall levels of supply and demand for crude oil and relative fluctuations in market related indices. Generally, we expect a base level of earnings from our Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment that may be optimized and enhanced when there is a high level of market volatility, favorable basis differentials and/or a steep contango or backwardated structure. Our management believes gross margin, which is equal to sales and other operating revenue less cost of products sold, operating expenses and depreciation and amortization, is a key measure of financial performance for the Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing segment. Although we employ risk management activities, these margins are not fixed and will vary from period-to-period.

The following table presents the operating results and key operating measures for our Crude Oil Acquisition and Marketing for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011:

 

     Three Months Ended
September 30,
     Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
     2012      2011      2012      2011  
    

(in millions, except for barrel amounts)

 

Sales and other operating revenue:

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