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Williams Reports Record 4Q and Full-Year 2021 Results; Analyst Day Set for Feb. 22

Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2021.

Full-year 2021 results driven by strength of natural gas focused strategy

  • GAAP net income of $1.514 billion, or $1.24 per diluted share (EPS)
  • Adjusted net income of $1.658 billion, or $1.36 per diluted share (Adjusted EPS) – up 24% from 2020
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $5.635 billion – up $530 million or 10% vs. 2020
  • Cash flow from operations (CFFO) of $3.945 billion – up 13% vs. 2020
  • Available funds from operations (AFFO) of $4.073 billion – up 12% vs. 2020
  • Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA at year end of 3.9x; improved from 4.35x year-end 2020
  • Dividend coverage ratio of 2.04x (AFFO basis)
  • Achieved record gathering volumes of 13.9 Bcf/d and contracted transmission capacity of 23.8 Bcf/d – up 5% and 3%, respectively, from 2020
  • Expect 3% growth in 2022 with Adjusted EBITDA guidance midpoint of $5.8 billion, yielding 6% CAGR over the last five years

Strong 4Q results across key financial metrics

  • GAAP net income of $621 million, or $0.51 per diluted share
  • Adjusted net income of $476 million, or $0.39 per diluted share (Adjusted EPS) – up 25% and 26%, respectively, vs. 4Q 2020
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.483 billion – up $147 million or 11% vs. 4Q 2020
  • CFFO of $1.139 billion – up 2% vs. 4Q 2020
  • AFFO of $1.045 billion – up 6% vs. 4Q 2020
  • Dividend coverage ratio of 2.10x (AFFO basis)

Executed strategic transactions and expansion projects to drive optimization and growth across portfolio

  • Finalized upstream JVs with GeoSouthern in Haynesville and with Crowheart in Wamsutter
  • Closed Sequent Energy Management acquisition
  • Signed agreements for Whale and Shenandoah Deepwater Gulf of Mexico expansions
  • Placed Leidy South Transco expansion project in full service in 4Q 2021
  • Fully contracted three new demand-pull transmission projects
  • Completed multiple G&P customer expansion projects
  • Announced MOU with Ørsted to explore clean energy opportunities in the U.S.
  • Advanced 13 solar projects with current total of 350MW; expanded program to include battery storage

CEO Perspective

Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer, made the following comments:

“Williams broke records in contracted transmission capacity, natural gas gathering volumes and financial results in 2021, including 10% higher Adjusted EBITDA for the year, reflecting growth across our three major business segments as well as strong contributions from our upstream JV operations. We surpassed our financial guidance, even after raising it twice during the year, and we continued to strengthen our balance sheet, adding to our track record of financial stability.

“In addition to record financial and operational success in 2021, we received top ESG rankings for the midstream sector and won a prestigious award for industry leadership. We also kicked off a multi-year modernization and emissions reduction program across our transmission network as part of our long-term commitment to safe, reliable and environmentally friendly operations. Furthermore, we expanded our efforts to invest in new energy ventures that will keep Williams at the forefront of technology changes within the midstream natural gas industry.

“This tremendous momentum has set the pace for Williams to execute against our vision to provide the best transport, storage and delivery solutions for reliable, low-cost, low-carbon energy. We expect strong natural gas market fundamentals and steadfast project execution to drive additional growth for our business in 2022, and we are extremely well positioned to continue serving the growing need for clean energy far into the future."

Williams Summary Financial Information

 

4Q

 

Full Year

Amounts in millions, except ratios and per-share amounts. Per share amounts are reported on a diluted basis. Net income amounts are from continuing operations attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. available to common stockholders.

 

2021

 

2020

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Measures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

 

$621

 

$115

 

$1,514

 

$208

Net Income Per Share

 

$0.51

 

$0.09

 

$1.24

 

$0.17

Cash Flow From Operations

 

$1,139

 

$1,114

 

$3,945

 

$3,496

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

$1,483

 

$1,336

 

$5,635

 

$5,105

Adjusted Net Income

 

$476

 

$382

 

$1,658

 

$1,333

Adjusted Earnings Per Share

 

$0.39

 

$0.31

 

$1.36

 

$1.10

Available Funds from Operations

 

$1,045

 

$983

 

$4,073

 

$3,638

Dividend Coverage Ratio

 

2.10x

 

2.03x

 

2.04x

 

1.87x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA at Quarter End (2)

 

3.90x

 

4.35x

 

 

 

 

Capital Investments (3)

 

$371

 

$423

 

$1,577

 

$1,485

 

(1) Schedules reconciling Adjusted Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Available Funds from Operations and Dividend Coverage Ratio (non-GAAP measures) to the most comparable GAAP measure are available at www.williams.com and as an attachment to this news release.

(2) Does not represent leverage ratios measured for WMB credit agreement compliance or leverage ratios as calculated by the major credit ratings agencies. Debt is net of cash on hand, and Adjusted EBITDA reflects the sum of the last four quarters.

(3) Capital Investments includes increases to property, plant, and equipment (growth & maintenance capital), purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired, purchases of and contributions to equity-method investments and purchases of other long-term investments.

GAAP Measures

  • Fourth-quarter 2021 net income increased by $506 million compared to the prior year reflecting $66 million of increased earnings from our new upstream operations, $58 million higher service revenues, and $45 million of higher joint venture earnings in the Northeast G&P segment. The higher service revenues include $30 million from Transco expansion projects and a $24 million increase at Northeast G&P. In addition, we had a $188 million net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives, primarily in our Sequent business, partially offset by $93 million of higher operating and administrative expense including the impact of higher incentive and equity compensation expense as well as the absence of a prior year benefit associated with a change in employee benefit policy. Beyond these business drivers, we also benefited from the absence of $326 million of impairment-related impacts, partially offset by a higher provision for income taxes.
  • The net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives includes $168 million related to derivative contracts within the Sequent segment that are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. Sequent can experience significant earnings volatility from the fair value accounting required for the derivatives used to hedge a portion of the economic value of the underlying transportation and storage portfolio. However, the unrealized fair value measurement gains and losses are offset by valuation changes in the economic value of the underlying transportation and storage portfolio, which is not recognized until the underlying transportation and storage transaction occurs.
  • Full-year 2021 net income improved by $1.3 billion over the prior year, reflecting $223 million of higher commodity margins, $181 million of increased earnings from equity-method investments within Northeast G&P, $111 million of earnings from upstream operations acquired this year, and $77 million of higher service revenues, partially offset by a $109 million net unrealized losses on commodity derivatives, $74 million of higher depreciation and amortization expense and $206 million of higher operating and administrative costs, including the previously described impacts of incentive and equity compensation expense and the change in employee benefit policy. The higher service revenues reflect $106 million from Transco expansion projects and $63 million in Northeast G&P reduced by lower West service revenues. The improvement over last year also reflects the absence of $1.5 billion in pre-tax charges in 2020 related to impairments of certain assets, equity-method investments, goodwill and goodwill at an equity investee, of which $65 million was attributable to noncontrolling interests. The provision for income taxes changed unfavorably by $432 million primarily due to higher pre-tax income.
  • The severe winter weather impact in February 2021 and the associated effect on commodity prices is estimated to have had a net favorable impact on our pre-tax results of approximately $77 million, primarily within our commodity margins and results from upstream operations.
  • Cash flow from operations for both the fourth quarter and full-year periods of 2021 increased as compared to 2020 primarily due to higher operating results exclusive of non-cash charges. The full-year period also benefited from higher distributions from equity-method investments and favorable changes in net working capital, partially offset by higher margin deposits associated with increasing derivative liabilities. Working capital changes compared to the prior year benefited from the absence of $284 million of rate refunds paid in 2020 associated with Transco's completed rate case.

Non-GAAP Measures

  • Fourth-quarter 2021 Adjusted EBITDA increased by $147 million over the prior year, driven by the previously described benefits from upstream operations and service revenues, as well as $86 million higher proportional EBITDA from Northeast G&P equity-method investments, partially offset by higher operating and administrative costs.
  • Full-year Adjusted EBITDA increased by $530 million over the prior year, driven by the previously described benefits from commodity margins, upstream operations and service revenues, as well as $209 million higher proportional EBITDA from Northeast G&P equity-method investments, partially offset by higher operating and administrative costs.
  • Fourth-quarter 2021 Adjusted Income improved by $94 million over the prior year, while full-year Adjusted Income improved by $325 million. Increases for both comparative periods were driven by the previously described impacts to net income, adjusted to remove the effects of net unrealized gains and losses on commodity derivatives, the absence of 2020 impairments, amortization of certain assets from the Sequent acquisition, and accelerated depreciation on decommissioning assets.
  • Fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 Available Funds From Operations increased by $62 million and $435 million, respectively, compared to the prior periods primarily due to higher operating results exclusive of non-cash charges, while the full-year period also benefited from higher distributions from equity-method investments.

Business Segment Results & Form 10-K

Williams' operations are comprised of the following reportable segments: Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West, Sequent and Other. For more information, see the company's 2021 Form 10-K.

 

 

Fourth Quarter

 

Full Year

Amounts in millions

 

Modified EBITDA

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Modified EBITDA

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

4Q 2021

 

4Q 2020

 

Change

 

4Q 2021

 

4Q 2020

 

Change

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

 

2021

 

2020

 

Change

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

 

$685

 

$486

 

$199

 

$685

 

$644

 

$41

 

$2,621

 

$2,379

 

$242

 

$2,623

 

$2,552

 

$71

Northeast G&P

 

459

 

363

 

96

 

459

 

406

 

53

 

1,712

 

1,489

 

223

 

1,712

 

1,535

 

177

West

 

273

 

283

 

(10)

 

253

 

277

 

(24)

 

1,095

 

998

 

97

 

1,092

 

990

 

102

Sequent

 

169

 

 

169

 

17

 

 

17

 

(112)

 

 

(112)

 

15

 

 

15

Other

 

87

 

(23)

 

110

 

69

 

9

 

60

 

178

 

(15)

 

193

 

193

 

28

 

165

Total

 

$1,673

 

$1,109

 

$564

 

$1,483

 

$1,336

 

$147

 

$5,494

 

$4,851

 

$643

 

$5,635

 

$5,105

 

$530

 

Note: Williams uses Modified EBITDA for its segment reporting. Definitions of Modified EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA and schedules reconciling to net income are included in this news release.

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

  • Fourth-quarter and full-year Modified and Adjusted EBITDA improved compared to the prior year, as higher service revenues related to recent expansion projects were partially offset by higher operating and administrative costs. The full-year period also benefited from higher commodity margins and proportional EBITDA from the Discovery equity-method investment. Modified EBITDA for both periods also benefited from the absence of a $170 million 2020 impairment charge, which is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

Northeast G&P

  • Fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA increased over the prior year driven by higher gathering volumes from equity-method investments and the benefit of our increased ownership in Blue Racer Midstream, acquired in November 2020. Modified EBITDA for both periods also benefited from the absence of our share of 2020 impairments at equity-method investees, which are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Gross gathering volumes for fourth-quarter 2021, including 100% of operated equity-method investments, increased by 5% over the same period in 2020.

West

  • Fourth-quarter 2021 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA decreased compared to the prior year as the benefits of higher gathering volumes and rates were more than offset by the absence of certain volume deficiency payments. Modified EBITDA also benefited from a $20 million net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives, which is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.
  • Full-year 2021 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA increased over the prior year primarily due to an estimated $55 million net favorable impact from the February 2021 severe winter weather, $96 million of higher commodity margins, and lower operating and administrative costs. These favorable changes were partially offset by lower Barnett deferred revenue amortization and the absence of a deficiency fee, as well as lower proportional EBITDA from equity method investments driven by reduced transportation volumes on Overland Pass Pipeline.

Sequent

  • Fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA reflect the results of this business acquired in July 2021. The fourth-quarter Modified EBITDA was driven by a $168 million net unrealized gain on commodity derivatives, which is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA. The full-year Modified EBITDA loss includes a $109 million net unrealized loss on commodity derivatives, which is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA. The related derivative contracts are not designated as hedges for accounting purposes. Sequent can experience significant earnings volatility from the fair value accounting required for the derivatives used to hedge a portion of the economic value of the underlying transportation and storage portfolio. However, the unrealized fair value measurement gains and losses are offset by valuation changes in the economic value of the underlying transportation and storage portfolio, which is not recognized until the underlying transportation and storage transaction occurs.

Other

  • Fourth-quarter and full-year 2021 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA improved compared to the prior year primarily due to oil and gas producing properties acquired this year. The year-to-date increase reflects an estimated $22 million attributable to the February 2021 severe winter weather. Modified EBITDA for both periods also reflects the absence of a $24 million loss contingency accrual in 2020, which is excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

2022 Financial Guidance

The company expects 2022 Adjusted EBITDA between $5.6 billion and $6 billion. The company also expects 2022 growth capex between $1.25 billion to $1.35 billion and maintenance capex between $650 million and $750 million, which includes capital for emissions reduction and modernization initiatives. Importantly, Williams anticipates achieving a leverage ratio midpoint of 3.8x, which along with expectations to generate positive free cash flow (after capex and dividends), will allow it to retain financial flexibility. Dividend guidance increased 3.7% on an annualized basis to $1.70 in 2022 from $1.64 in 2021.

Williams 2022 Analyst Day Scheduled for Tomorrow; Materials to be Posted Shortly

Williams is hosting its 2022 Analyst Day event on Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2022 beginning at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time (7:30 a.m. Central Time). In addition to discussing 2021 results, Williams' management will give in-depth presentations covering the company's natural gas infrastructure strategy to meet growing clean energy demands. These presentations will highlight the company’s efficient operations, disciplined project execution, strong financial position and 2022 financial guidance. Presentation slides and earnings materials will be accessible on the Williams’ Investor Relations website shortly.

Participants who wish to view the live presentation can access the webcast here: https://event.on24.com/wcc/r/3631895/2D57BA768B960ACF8BA9532EE4911350

A replay of the 2022 Analyst Day webcast will also be available on the website for at least 90 days following the event.

About Williams

Williams (NYSE: WMB) is committed to being the leader in providing infrastructure that safely delivers natural gas products to reliably fuel the clean energy economy. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Williams is an industry-leading, investment grade C-Corp with operations across the natural gas value chain including gathering, processing, interstate transportation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids. With major positions in top U.S. supply basins, Williams connects the best supplies with the growing demand for clean energy. Williams owns and operates more than 30,000 miles of pipelines system wide – including Transco, the nation’s largest volume and fastest growing pipeline – and handles approximately 30 percent of the natural gas in the United States that is used every day for clean-power generation, heating and industrial use. www.williams.com

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Income

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(Millions, except per-share amounts)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service revenues

 

$

6,001

 

 

$

5,924

 

 

$

5,933

 

Service revenues – commodity consideration

 

 

238

 

 

 

129

 

 

 

203

 

Product sales

 

 

4,536

 

 

 

1,671

 

 

 

2,063

 

Net gain (loss) on commodity derivatives

 

 

(148

)

 

 

(5

)

 

 

2

 

Total revenues

 

 

10,627

 

 

 

7,719

 

 

 

8,201

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product costs

 

 

3,931

 

 

 

1,545

 

 

 

1,961

 

Processing commodity expenses

 

 

101

 

 

 

68

 

 

 

105

 

Operating and maintenance expenses

 

 

1,548

 

 

 

1,326

 

 

 

1,468

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

 

1,842

 

 

 

1,721

 

 

 

1,714

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses

 

 

558

 

 

 

466

 

 

 

558

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

2

 

 

 

182

 

 

 

464

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

 

Other (income) expense – net

 

 

14

 

 

 

22

 

 

 

10

 

Total costs and expenses

 

 

7,996

 

 

 

5,517

 

 

 

6,280

 

Operating income (loss)

 

 

2,631

 

 

 

2,202

 

 

 

1,921

 

Equity earnings (losses)

 

 

608

 

 

 

328

 

 

 

375

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

 

 

 

 

 

(1,046

)

 

 

(186

)

Other investing income (loss) – net

 

 

7

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

107

 

Interest incurred

 

 

(1,190

)

 

 

(1,192

)

 

 

(1,218

)

Interest capitalized

 

 

11

 

 

 

20

 

 

 

32

 

Other income (expense) – net

 

 

6

 

 

 

(43

)

 

 

33

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

 

2,073

 

 

 

277

 

 

 

1,064

 

Less: Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

511

 

 

 

79

 

 

 

335

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

 

1,562

 

 

 

198

 

 

 

729

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15

)

Net income (loss)

 

 

1,562

 

 

 

198

 

 

 

714

 

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

45

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(136

)

Net income (loss) attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc.

 

 

1,517

 

 

 

211

 

 

 

850

 

Less: Preferred stock dividends

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

3

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders

 

$

1,514

 

 

$

208

 

 

$

847

 

Amounts attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. available to common stockholders:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

1,514

 

 

$

208

 

 

$

862

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(15

)

Net income (loss)

 

$

1,514

 

 

$

208

 

 

$

847

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

1.25

 

 

$

.17

 

 

$

.71

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(.01

)

Net income (loss)

 

$

1.25

 

 

$

.17

 

 

$

.70

 

Weighted-average shares (thousands)

 

 

1,215,221

 

 

 

1,213,631

 

 

 

1,212,037

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

$

1.24

 

 

$

.17

 

 

$

.71

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(.01

)

Net income (loss)

 

$

1.24

 

 

$

.17

 

 

$

.70

 

Weighted-average shares (thousands)

 

 

1,218,215

 

 

 

1,215,165

 

 

 

1,214,011

 

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

 

(Millions, except per-share amounts)

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

1,680

 

 

$

142

 

Trade accounts and other receivables

 

 

1,986

 

 

 

1,000

 

Allowance for doubtful accounts

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(1

)

Trade accounts and other receivables – net

 

 

1,978

 

 

 

999

 

Inventories

 

 

379

 

 

 

136

 

Derivative assets

 

 

301

 

 

 

3

 

Other current assets and deferred charges

 

 

211

 

 

 

149

 

Total current assets

 

 

4,549

 

 

 

1,429

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investments

 

 

5,127

 

 

 

5,159

 

Property, plant, and equipment – net

 

 

29,258

 

 

 

28,929

 

Intangible assets – net of accumulated amortization

 

 

7,402

 

 

 

7,444

 

Regulatory assets, deferred charges, and other

 

 

1,276

 

 

 

1,204

 

Total assets

 

$

47,612

 

 

$

44,165

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

 

$

1,746

 

 

$

482

 

Accrued liabilities

 

 

1,201

 

 

 

944

 

Long-term debt due within one year

 

 

2,025

 

 

 

893

 

Total current liabilities

 

 

4,972

 

 

 

2,319

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term debt

 

 

21,650

 

 

 

21,451

 

Deferred income tax liabilities

 

 

2,453

 

 

 

1,923

 

Regulatory liabilities, deferred income, and other

 

 

4,436

 

 

 

3,889

 

Contingent liabilities and commitments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock ($1 par value; 30 million shares authorized at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 35,000 shares issued at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020)

 

 

35

 

 

 

35

 

Common stock ($1 par value; 1,470 million shares authorized at December 31, 2021 and December 31, 2020; 1,250 million shares issued at December 31, 2021 and 1,248 million shares issued at December 31, 2020)

 

 

1,250

 

 

 

1,248

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

 

24,449

 

 

 

24,371

 

Retained deficit

 

 

(13,237

)

 

 

(12,748

)

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)

 

 

(33

)

 

 

(96

)

Treasury stock, at cost (35 million shares of common stock)

 

 

(1,041

)

 

 

(1,041

)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

11,423

 

 

 

11,769

 

Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries

 

 

2,678

 

 

 

2,814

 

Total equity

 

 

14,101

 

 

 

14,583

 

Total liabilities and equity

 

$

47,612

 

 

$

44,165

 

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

 

 

 

Year Ended December 31,

 

 

2021

 

2020

 

2019

 

 

(Millions)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

 

$

1,562

 

 

$

198

 

 

$

714

 

Adjustments to reconcile to net cash provided (used) by operating activities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization

 

 

1,842

 

 

 

1,721

 

 

 

1,714

 

Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes

 

 

509

 

 

 

108

 

 

 

376

 

Equity (earnings) losses

 

 

(608

)

 

 

(328

)

 

 

(375

)

Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates

 

 

757

 

 

 

653

 

 

 

657

 

Gain on disposition of equity-method investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(122

)

(Gain) loss on deconsolidation of businesses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

29

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

 

 

 

 

 

1,046

 

 

 

186

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

2

 

 

 

182

 

 

 

464

 

Net unrealized (gain) loss from derivative instruments

 

 

109

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

Amortization of stock-based awards

 

 

81

 

 

 

52

 

 

 

57

 

Cash provided (used) by changes in current assets and liabilities:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accounts receivable

 

 

(545

)

 

 

(2

)

 

 

34

 

Inventories

 

 

(124

)

 

 

(11

)

 

 

5

 

Other current assets and deferred charges

 

 

(63

)

 

 

11

 

 

 

21

 

Accounts payable

 

 

643

 

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(46

)

Accrued liabilities

 

 

58

 

 

 

(309

)

 

 

153

 

Changes in current and noncurrent derivative assets and liabilities

 

 

(277

)

 

 

(4

)

 

 

3

 

Other, including changes in noncurrent assets and liabilities

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(1

)

 

 

(174

)

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities

 

 

3,945

 

 

 

3,496

 

 

 

3,693

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from long-term debt

 

 

2,155

 

 

 

3,899

 

 

 

767

 

Payments of long-term debt

 

 

(894

)

 

 

(3,841

)

 

 

(909

)

Proceeds from issuance of common stock

 

 

9

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

10

 

Proceeds from sale of partial interest in consolidated subsidiary

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,334

 

Common dividends paid

 

 

(1,992

)

 

 

(1,941

)

 

 

(1,842

)

Dividends and distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

 

 

(187

)

 

 

(185

)

 

 

(124

)

Contributions from noncontrolling interests

 

 

9

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

36

 

Payments for debt issuance costs

 

 

(26

)

 

 

(20

)

 

 

 

Other – net

 

 

(16

)

 

 

(13

)

 

 

(17

)

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities

 

 

(942

)

 

 

(2,085

)

 

 

(745

)

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property, plant, and equipment:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures (1)

 

 

(1,239

)

 

 

(1,239

)

 

 

(2,109

)

Dispositions – net

 

 

(8

)

 

 

(36

)

 

 

(40

)

Contributions in aid of construction

 

 

52

 

 

 

37

 

 

 

52

 

Purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

 

(151

)

 

 

 

 

 

(728

)

Proceeds from dispositions of equity-method investments

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

485

 

Purchases of and contributions to equity-method investments

 

 

(115

)

 

 

(325

)

 

 

(453

)

Other – net

 

 

(5

)

 

 

5

 

 

 

(34

)

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities

 

 

(1,465

)

 

 

(1,558

)

 

 

(2,827

)

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

 

1,538

 

 

 

(147

)

 

 

121

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

 

142

 

 

 

289

 

 

 

168

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of year

 

$

1,680

 

 

$

142

 

 

$

289

 

_________

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Increases to property, plant, and equipment

 

$

(1,305

)

 

$

(1,160

)

 

$

(2,023

)

Changes in related accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

 

66

 

 

 

(79

)

 

 

(86

)

Capital expenditures

 

$

(1,239

)

 

$

(1,239

)

 

$

(2,109

)

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

Regulated interstate natural gas transportation, storage, and other revenues (1)

$

692

 

$

676

 

$

686

 

$

702

 

$

2,756

 

 

$

708

 

$

693

 

$

706

 

$

739

 

$

2,846

 

 

Gathering, processing, and transportation revenues

 

99

 

 

78

 

 

85

 

 

86

 

 

348

 

 

 

86

 

 

90

 

 

74

 

 

94

 

 

344

 

 

Other fee revenues (1)

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

6

 

 

18

 

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

18

 

 

Commodity margins

 

3

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

 

4

 

 

12

 

 

 

8

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

12

 

 

35

 

 

Operating and administrative costs (1)

 

(184

)

 

(189

)

 

(192

)

 

(192

)

 

(757

)

 

 

(198

)

 

(197

)

 

(215

)

 

(226

)

 

(836

)

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net (1)

 

4

 

 

2

 

 

(8

)

 

8

 

 

6

 

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

7

 

 

16

 

 

33

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(170

)

 

(170

)

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

 

44

 

 

42

 

 

38

 

 

42

 

 

166

 

 

 

47

 

 

46

 

 

45

 

 

45

 

 

183

 

 

Modified EBITDA

 

662

 

 

615

 

 

616

 

 

486

 

 

2,379

 

 

 

660

 

 

646

 

 

630

 

 

685

 

 

2,621

 

 

Adjustments

 

7

 

 

2

 

 

6

 

 

158

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

669

 

$

617

 

$

622

 

$

644

 

$

2,552

 

 

$

660

 

$

648

 

$

630

 

$

685

 

$

2,623

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics for Operated Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avg. daily transportation volumes (Tbtu)

 

13.8

 

 

12.0

 

 

12.8

 

 

13.2

 

 

12.9

 

 

 

14.1

 

 

13.1

 

 

13.8

 

 

14.2

 

 

13.8

 

 

Avg. daily firm reserved capacity (Tbtu)

 

17.7

 

 

17.5

 

 

18.0

 

 

18.2

 

 

17.9

 

 

 

18.6

 

 

18.3

 

 

18.7

 

 

19.2

 

 

18.7

 

 

Northwest Pipeline LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avg. daily transportation volumes (Tbtu)

 

2.6

 

 

1.9

 

 

1.8

 

 

2.5

 

 

2.2

 

 

 

2.8

 

 

2.2

 

 

2.0

 

 

2.6

 

 

2.4

 

 

Avg. daily firm reserved capacity (Tbtu)

 

3.9

 

 

3.9

 

 

3.9

 

 

3.8

 

 

3.8

 

 

 

3.8

 

 

3.8

 

 

3.8

 

 

3.8

 

 

3.8

 

 

Gulfstream - Non-consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avg. daily transportation volumes (Tbtu)

 

1.2

 

 

1.2

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.1

 

 

1.2

 

 

 

1.0

 

 

1.2

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.1

 

 

1.2

 

 

Avg. daily firm reserved capacity (Tbtu)

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

1.3

 

 

Gathering, Processing, and Crude Oil Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

 

0.30

 

 

0.23

 

 

0.23

 

 

0.26

 

 

0.25

 

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.31

 

 

0.25

 

 

0.29

 

 

0.28

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

 

0.58

 

 

0.50

 

 

0.40

 

 

0.46

 

 

0.48

 

 

 

0.46

 

 

0.41

 

 

0.44

 

 

0.48

 

 

0.45

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

 

32

 

 

25

 

 

27

 

 

30

 

 

29

 

 

 

29

 

 

26

 

 

28

 

 

33

 

 

29

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

 

5

 

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

 

7

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

6

 

 

Crude oil transportation volumes (Mbbls/d)

 

138

 

 

92

 

 

121

 

 

132

 

 

121

 

 

 

130

 

 

151

 

 

120

 

 

135

 

 

134

 

 

Non-consolidated (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

 

0.35

 

 

0.31

 

 

0.26

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

0.36

 

 

0.40

 

 

0.29

 

 

0.36

 

 

0.35

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

 

0.35

 

 

0.31

 

 

0.25

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

0.37

 

 

0.40

 

 

0.29

 

 

0.36

 

 

0.35

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

 

24

 

 

23

 

 

17

 

 

21

 

 

21

 

 

 

28

 

 

31

 

 

21

 

 

27

 

 

27

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d) (4)

 

5

 

 

8

 

 

4

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

 

9

 

 

11

 

 

6

 

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes certain amounts associated with revenues and operating costs for tracked or reimbursable charges. Also, Operating and administrative costs increased in 2021, particularly in third-quarter and fourth-quarter, due to higher incentive and equity compensation expense as well as the absence of prior year benefit associated with a change in employee benefit policy.

 

(2) Excludes volumes associated with equity-method investments that are not consolidated in our results.

 

(3) Includes 100% of the volumes associated with operated equity-method investments.

 

(4) Updated to reflect revised NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d) for second-quarter 2021.

 

Northeast G&P

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

Gathering, processing, transportation, and fractionation revenues

$

312

 

$

308

 

$

332

 

$

327

 

$

1,279

 

 

$

311

 

$

315

 

$

340

 

$

342

 

$

1,308

 

 

Other fee revenues (1)

 

25

 

 

25

 

 

22

 

 

24

 

 

96

 

 

 

25

 

 

25

 

 

26

 

 

27

 

 

103

 

 

Commodity margins

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

(2

)

 

4

 

 

5

 

 

Operating and administrative costs (1)

 

(87

)

 

(86

)

 

(85

)

 

(84

)

 

(342

)

 

 

(89

)

 

(86

)

 

(94

)

 

(103

)

 

(372

)

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net

 

(2

)

 

(4

)

 

(4

)

 

1

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(1

)

 

(7

)

 

(3

)

 

(3

)

 

(14

)

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12

)

 

(12

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

 

120

 

 

126

 

 

121

 

 

106

 

 

473

 

 

 

153

 

 

162

 

 

175

 

 

192

 

 

682

 

 

Modified EBITDA

 

369

 

 

370

 

 

387

 

 

363

 

 

1,489

 

 

 

402

 

 

409

 

 

442

 

 

459

 

 

1,712

 

 

Adjustments

 

1

 

 

(7

)

 

9

 

 

43

 

 

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

370

 

$

363

 

$

396

 

$

406

 

$

1,535

 

 

$

402

 

$

409

 

$

442

 

$

459

 

$

1,712

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics for Operated Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering and Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

 

4.27

 

 

4.14

 

 

4.47

 

 

4.36

 

 

4.31

 

 

 

4.19

 

 

4.10

 

 

4.26

 

 

4.38

 

 

4.24

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

 

1.23

 

 

1.22

 

 

1.36

 

 

1.45

 

 

1.32

 

 

 

1.41

 

 

1.62

 

 

1.64

 

 

1.62

 

 

1.57

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

 

93

 

 

93

 

 

114

 

 

111

 

 

103

 

 

 

102

 

 

115

 

 

121

 

 

120

 

 

115

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

Non-consolidated (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

 

4.40

 

 

4.68

 

 

4.94

 

 

5.11

 

 

4.78

 

 

 

5.40

 

 

5.47

 

 

5.62

 

 

5.61

 

 

5.52

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes certain amounts associated with revenues and operating costs for reimbursable charges. Also, Operating and administrative costs increased in 2021, particularly in third quarter and fourth quarter, due to higher incentive and equity compensation expense as well as the absence of a prior year benefit associated with a change in employee benefit policy.

 

(2) Includes volumes associated with Susquehanna Supply Hub, the Northeast JV, and Utica Supply Hub, all of which are consolidated.

 

(3) Includes 100% of the volumes associated with operated equity-method investments, including the Laurel Mountain Midstream partnership; and the Bradford Supply Hub and the Marcellus South Supply Hub within the Appalachia Midstream Services partnership.

 

West

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

Gathering, processing, transportation, storage, and fractionation revenues

$

299

 

$

297

 

$

288

 

$

320

 

$

1,204

 

 

$

262

 

$

278

 

$

294

 

$

308

 

$

1,142

 

 

Other fee revenues (1)

 

6

 

 

13

 

 

16

 

 

15

 

 

50

 

 

 

6

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

21

 

 

Commodity margins

 

3

 

 

29

 

 

30

 

 

23

 

 

85

 

 

 

128

 

 

44

 

 

63

 

 

20

 

 

255

 

 

Net unrealized gain (loss) from derivative instruments

 

(1

)

 

1

 

 

(2

)

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(3

)

 

(17

)

 

20

 

 

 

 

Operating and administrative costs (1)

 

(115

)

 

(111

)

 

(108

)

 

(105

)

 

(439

)

 

 

(106

)

 

(114

)

 

(105

)

 

(110

)

 

(435

)

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net

 

(5

)

 

 

 

(7

)

 

 

 

(12

)

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

9

 

 

(1

)

 

7

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

 

28

 

 

24

 

 

30

 

 

28

 

 

110

 

 

 

25

 

 

22

 

 

27

 

 

31

 

 

105

 

 

Modified EBITDA

 

215

 

 

253

 

 

247

 

 

283

 

 

998

 

 

 

315

 

 

231

 

 

276

 

 

273

 

 

1,095

 

 

Adjustments

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(6

)

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

(20

)

 

(3

)

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

216

 

$

252

 

$

245

 

$

277

 

$

990

 

 

$

315

 

$

231

 

$

293

 

$

253

 

$

1,092

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics for Operated Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering and Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

 

3.43

 

 

3.40

 

 

3.28

 

 

3.19

 

 

3.33

 

 

 

3.11

 

 

3.21

 

 

3.31

 

 

3.36

 

 

3.25

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

 

1.26

 

 

1.33

 

 

1.31

 

 

1.13

 

 

1.25

 

 

 

1.20

 

 

1.20

 

 

1.29

 

 

1.22

 

 

1.23

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

 

35

 

 

51

 

 

71

 

 

39

 

 

49

 

 

 

36

 

 

39

 

 

49

 

 

43

 

 

41

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

 

12

 

 

25

 

 

34

 

 

18

 

 

22

 

 

 

13

 

 

16

 

 

19

 

 

15

 

 

16

 

 

Non-consolidated (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

 

0.20

 

 

0.24

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.25

 

 

 

0.27

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.29

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

 

0.20

 

 

0.23

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.29

 

 

0.25

 

 

 

0.27

 

 

0.30

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.28

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

 

17

 

 

23

 

 

26

 

 

26

 

 

23

 

 

 

24

 

 

32

 

 

32

 

 

32

 

 

29

 

 

NGL and Crude Oil Transportation volumes (Mbbls/d) (4)

 

227

 

 

142

 

 

156

 

 

147

 

 

168

 

 

 

85

 

 

101

 

 

119

 

 

132

 

 

109

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes certain amounts associated with revenues and operating costs for reimbursable charges. Also, Operating and administrative costs increased in 2021, particularly in third quarter and fourth quarter, due to higher incentive and equity compensation expense as well as the absence of a prior year benefit associated with a change in employee benefit policy.

 

(2) Excludes volumes associated with equity-method investments that are not consolidated in our results.

 

(3) Includes 100% of the volumes associated with operated equity-method investments, including Rocky Mountain Midstream.

 

(4) Includes 100% of the volumes associated with operated equity-method investments, including the Overland Pass Pipeline Company and Rocky Mountain Midstream.

 

Sequent

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

Commodity margins

$

$

$

$

$

 

$

$

$

9

 

$

14

 

$

23

 

 

Net unrealized gain (loss) from derivative instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(277

)

 

168

 

 

(109

)

 

Operating and administrative costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(12

)

 

(14

)

 

(26

)

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1

)

 

1

 

 

 

 

Modified EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(281

)

 

169

 

 

(112

)

 

Adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

279

 

 

(152

)

 

127

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

$

$

$

$

 

$

$

$

(2

)

$

17

 

$

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sales volumes (Bcf/day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.62

 

 

6.51

 

 

6.56

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital Expenditures and Investments

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

185

$

181

 

$

192

 

$

190

$

748

 

$

109

 

$

209

 

$

172

 

$

173

 

$

663

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

46

 

41

 

 

32

 

 

38

 

157

 

 

40

 

 

46

 

 

41

 

 

22

 

 

149

 

 

West

 

72

 

80

 

 

93

 

 

65

 

310

 

 

33

 

 

76

 

 

49

 

 

45

 

 

203

 

 

Other

 

3

 

5

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

24

 

 

78

 

 

94

 

 

10

 

 

42

 

 

224

 

 

Total (1)

$

306

$

307

 

$

325

 

$

301

$

1,239

 

$

260

 

$

425

 

$

272

 

$

282

 

$

1,239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of and contributions to equity-method investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

1

$

1

 

$

34

 

$

1

$

37

 

$

3

 

$

6

 

$

5

 

$

12

 

$

26

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

27

 

30

 

 

47

 

 

174

 

278

 

 

11

 

 

24

 

 

30

 

 

24

 

 

89

 

 

West

 

2

 

5

 

 

3

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

$

30

$

36

 

$

84

 

$

175

$

325

 

$

14

 

$

30

 

$

35

 

$

36

 

$

115

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

186

$

182

 

$

226

 

$

191

$

785

 

$

112

 

$

215

 

$

177

 

$

185

 

$

689

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

73

 

71

 

 

79

 

 

212

 

435

 

 

51

 

 

70

 

 

71

 

 

46

 

 

238

 

 

West

 

74

 

85

 

 

96

 

 

65

 

320

 

 

33

 

 

76

 

 

49

 

 

45

 

 

203

 

 

Other

 

3

 

5

 

 

8

 

 

8

 

24

 

 

78

 

 

94

 

 

10

 

 

42

 

 

224

 

 

Total

$

336

$

343

 

$

409

 

$

476

$

1,564

 

$

274

 

$

455

 

$

307

 

$

318

 

$

1,354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increases to property, plant, and equipment

$

254

$

327

 

$

331

 

$

248

$

1,160

 

$

263

 

$

430

 

$

308

 

$

304

 

$

1,305

 

 

Purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

126

 

 

25

 

 

151

 

 

Purchases of and contributions to equity-method investments

 

30

 

36

 

 

84

 

 

175

 

325

 

 

14

 

 

30

 

 

35

 

 

36

 

 

115

 

 

Purchases of other long-term investments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

6

 

 

Total

$

284

$

363

 

$

415

 

$

423

$

1,485

 

$

277

 

$

460

 

$

469

 

$

371

 

$

1,577

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Increases to property, plant, and equipment

$

254

$

327

 

$

331

 

$

248

$

1,160

 

$

263

 

$

430

 

$

308

 

$

304

 

$

1,305

 

 

Changes in related accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

52

 

(20

)

 

(6

)

 

53

 

79

 

 

(3

)

 

(5

)

 

(36

)

 

(22

)

 

(66

)

 

Capital expenditures

$

306

$

307

 

$

325

 

$

301

$

1,239

 

$

260

 

$

425

 

$

272

 

$

282

 

$

1,239

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions from noncontrolling interests

$

2

$

2

 

$

1

 

$

2

$

7

 

$

2

 

$

4

 

$

 

$

3

 

$

9

 

 

Contributions in aid of construction

$

14

$

5

 

$

8

 

$

10

$

37

 

$

19

 

$

17

 

$

10

 

$

6

 

$

52

 

 

Proceeds from disposition of equity-method investments

$

$

 

$

 

$

$

 

$

 

$

1

 

$

 

$

 

$

1

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures

This news release and accompanying materials may include certain financial measures – adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income (“earnings”), adjusted earnings per share, available funds from operations and dividend coverage ratio – that are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under the rules of the SEC.

Our segment performance measure, modified EBITDA, is defined as net income (loss) before income (loss) from discontinued operations, income tax expense, net interest expense, equity earnings from equity-method investments, other net investing income, impairments of equity investments and goodwill, depreciation and amortization expense, and accretion expense associated with asset retirement obligations for nonregulated operations. We also add our proportional ownership share (based on ownership interest) of modified EBITDA of equity-method investments.

Adjusted EBITDA further excludes items of income or loss that we characterize as unrepresentative of our ongoing operations. Such items are excluded from net income to determine adjusted income and adjusted earnings per share. Management believes this measure provides investors meaningful insight into results from ongoing operations.

Available funds from operations is defined as cash flow from operations excluding the effect of changes in working capital and certain other changes in noncurrent assets and liabilities, reduced by preferred dividends and net distributions to noncontrolling interests.

This news release is accompanied by a reconciliation of these non-GAAP financial measures to their nearest GAAP financial measures. Management uses these financial measures because they are accepted financial indicators used by investors to compare company performance. In addition, management believes that these measures provide investors an enhanced perspective of the operating performance of assets and the cash that the business is generating.

Neither adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income, nor available funds from operations are intended to represent cash flows for the period, nor are they presented as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations. They should not be considered in isolation or as substitutes for a measure of performance prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles.

Reconciliation of Income (Loss) Attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. to Non-GAAP Adjusted Income

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr (1)

4th Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. available to common stockholders

$

(518

)

$

303

 

$

308

 

$

115

 

$

208

 

 

$

425

 

$

304

 

$

164

 

$

621

 

$

1,514

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) - diluted earnings (loss) per common share (2)

$

(.43

)

$

.25

 

$

.25

 

$

.09

 

$

.17

 

 

$

.35

 

$

.25

 

$

.13

 

$

.51

 

$

1.24

 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northeast Supply Enhancement project development costs

$

 

$

3

 

$

3

 

$

 

$

6

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

170

 

 

170

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Pension plan settlement charge

 

4

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment of Transco’s regulatory asset for post-WPZ Merger state deferred income tax change consistent with filed rate case

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit of change in employee benefit policy

 

 

 

(3

)

 

(6

)

 

(13

)

 

(22

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reversal of costs capitalized in prior periods

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

1

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance and related costs

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Transmission & Gulf of Mexico adjustments

 

7

 

 

2

 

 

6

 

 

158

 

 

173

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of early debt retirement gain at equity-method investment

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of impairment of certain assets at equity-method investments

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

36

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension plan settlement charge

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit of change in employee benefit policy

 

 

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

 

(5

)

 

(9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Northeast G&P adjustments

 

1

 

 

(7

)

 

9

 

 

43

 

 

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension plan settlement charge

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit of change in employee benefit policy

 

 

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(6

)

 

(9

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net unrealized (gain) loss from derivative instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

(20

)

 

(3

)

 

Total West adjustments

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(6

)

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

(20

)

 

(3

)

 

Sequent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Amortization of purchase accounting inventory fair value adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

16

 

 

18

 

 

Net unrealized (gain) loss from derivative instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

277

 

 

(168

)

 

109

 

 

Total Sequent adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

279

 

 

(152

)

 

127

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Regulatory asset reversals from impaired projects

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

7

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses associated with Sequent acquisition and transition

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

2

 

 

5

 

 

Net unrealized (gain) loss from derivative instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

16

 

 

(20

)

 

 

 

Reversal of costs capitalized in prior periods

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension plan settlement charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accrual for loss contingencies

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

24

 

 

 

5

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

 

 

Total Other adjustments

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

32

 

 

43

 

 

 

5

 

 

9

 

 

19

 

 

(18

)

 

15

 

 

Adjustments included in Modified EBITDA

 

9

 

 

(6

)

 

24

 

 

227

 

 

254

 

 

 

5

 

 

11

 

 

315

 

 

(190

)

 

141

 

 

Adjustments below Modified EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accelerated depreciation for decommissioning assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

13

 

 

 

 

33

 

 

Amortization of intangible assets from Sequent acquisition (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

21

 

 

(3

)

 

18

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

 

938

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

 

 

1,046

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of goodwill (3)

 

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of impairment of goodwill at equity-method investment

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of adjustments to noncontrolling interests

 

(65

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(65

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,138

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

 

 

1,246

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

 

34

 

 

(3

)

 

51

 

 

Total adjustments

 

1,147

 

 

(6

)

 

24

 

 

335

 

 

1,500

 

 

 

5

 

 

31

 

 

349

 

 

(193

)

 

192

 

 

Less tax effect for above items

 

(316

)

 

8

 

 

1

 

 

(68

)

 

(375

)

 

 

(1

)

 

(8

)

 

(87

)

 

48

 

 

(48

)

 

Adjusted income available to common stockholders

$

313

 

$

305

 

$

333

 

$

382

 

$

1,333

 

 

$

429

 

$

327

 

$

426

 

$

476

 

$

1,658

 

 

Adjusted income - diluted earnings per common share (2)

$

.26

 

$

.25

 

$

.27

 

$

.31

 

$

1.10

 

 

$

.35

 

$

.27

 

$

.35

 

$

.39

 

$

1.36

 

 

Weighted-average shares - diluted (thousands)

 

1,214,348

 

 

1,214,581

 

 

1,215,335

 

 

1,216,381

 

 

1,215,165

 

 

 

1,217,211

 

 

1,217,476

 

 

1,217,979

 

 

1,221,454

 

 

1,218,215

 

 

(1) Third-quarter 2021 recast due to addition of adjustment to amortization of Sequent intangible asset.

 

(2) The sum of earnings per share for the quarters may not equal the total earnings per share for the year due to changes in the weighted-average number of common shares outstanding.

 

(3) Our partner's $65 million share of the first-quarter 2020 impairment of goodwill is reflected below in Allocation of adjustments to noncontrolling interests.

 

Reconciliation of "Net Income (Loss)" to “Modified EBITDA” and Non-GAAP “Adjusted EBITDA”

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2020

 

2021

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

(570

)

$

315

 

$

323

 

$

130

 

$

198

 

 

$

435

 

$

322

 

$

173

 

$

632

 

$

1,562

 

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

(204

)

 

117

 

 

111

 

 

55

 

 

79

 

 

 

141

 

 

119

 

 

53

 

 

198

 

 

511

 

 

Interest expense

 

296

 

 

294

 

 

292

 

 

290

 

 

1,172

 

 

 

294

 

 

298

 

 

292

 

 

295

 

 

1,179

 

 

Equity (earnings) losses

 

(22

)

 

(108

)

 

(106

)

 

(92

)

 

(328

)

 

 

(131

)

 

(135

)

 

(157

)

 

(185

)

 

(608

)

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

 

938

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

 

 

1,046

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other investing (income) loss - net

 

(3

)

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

 

(8

)

 

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

 

(2

)

 

(1

)

 

(7

)

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

 

192

 

 

192

 

 

189

 

 

176

 

 

749

 

 

 

225

 

 

230

 

 

247

 

 

268

 

 

970

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

 

429

 

 

430

 

 

426

 

 

436

 

 

1,721

 

 

 

438

 

 

463

 

 

487

 

 

454

 

 

1,842

 

 

Accretion expense associated with asset retirement obligations for nonregulated operations

 

10

 

 

7

 

 

10

 

 

8

 

 

35

 

 

 

10

 

 

11

 

 

12

 

 

12

 

 

45

 

 

Modified EBITDA

$

1,253

 

$

1,246

 

$

1,243

 

$

1,109

 

$

4,851

 

 

$

1,410

 

$

1,306

 

$

1,105

 

$

1,673

 

$

5,494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

662

 

$

615

 

$

616

 

$

486

 

$

2,379

 

 

$

660

 

$

646

 

$

630

 

$

685

 

$

2,621

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

369

 

 

370

 

 

387

 

 

363

 

 

1,489

 

 

 

402

 

 

409

 

 

442

 

 

459

 

 

1,712

 

 

West

 

215

 

 

253

 

 

247

 

 

283

 

 

998

 

 

 

315

 

 

231

 

 

276

 

 

273

 

 

1,095

 

 

Sequent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(281

)

 

169

 

 

(112

)

 

Other

 

7

 

 

8

 

 

(7

)

 

(23

)

 

(15

)

 

 

33

 

 

20

 

 

38

 

 

87

 

 

178

 

 

Total Modified EBITDA

$

1,253

 

$

1,246

 

$

1,243

 

$

1,109

 

$

4,851

 

 

$

1,410

 

$

1,306

 

$

1,105

 

$

1,673

 

$

5,494

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments (1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

7

 

$

2

 

$

6

 

$

158

 

$

173

 

 

$

 

$

2

 

$

 

$

 

$

2

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

1

 

 

(7

)

 

9

 

 

43

 

 

46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West

 

1

 

 

(1

)

 

(2

)

 

(6

)

 

(8

)

 

 

 

 

 

 

17

 

 

(20

)

 

(3