Mon, Nov. 9, 3:48 PM
- EV Energy Partners (EVEP -26.1%) sinks by more than 25% after reporting a 54% Y/Y drop in Q3 revenue, falling gar short of expectations, and warning distributable cash flow likely will fall below levels needed to maintain its $0.50/share quarterly distribution.
- "Over the next several months, as the budgeting process for 2016 is completed, EVEP will address its future quarterly distribution levels and policies to align future distributions with projected distributable cash flow," the company says.
- Q3 production was 9.7 Bcf of natural gas, 212 Mbbl of oil and 526 Mbbl of natural gas liquids, or ~153M cfe/day, a 13% Y/Y decrease and 6% lower Q/Q.
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- The energy sector is an early leader in today's trading even after Standard & Poor's issued negative outlooks for Exxon Mobil (XOM +0.3%) and Chevron (CVX +1.9%) after Friday's close, citing high debt levels and low energy prices.
- XOM "has substantially more debt than during the last cyclical commodity price trough in 2009, while upstream production and costs are at similar levels,” S&P said, adding that “a sustained period of lower oil and gas prices will significantly reduce the company’s operating cash flow in 2015 and 2016 from 2014 levels, resulting in rising debt balances as the company sustains its capital investments and dividends.”
- The ratings agency anticipates CVX "will outspend internally generated cash flow to fund major project capital spending and dividends."
- While S&P stopped short of credit downgrades - it held CVX’s long-term credit rating at AA and XOM’s at AAA - it did downgrade 12 others: CHK, WLL, UPL, DNR, LINE, BBG, LGCY, TPLM, ARP, CWEI, MPO, EXXI.
- Outlooks also were lowered for NOG and EVEP.
- Ratings were affirmed for COP, WPX, WTI and CRK.
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- Citigroup analysts foresee a second round of distribution cuts is coming to the energy MLP sector, predicting companies in the sector will have drawn down their revolving credit lines by a combined 61% by year's end.
- The two upstream MLPs the Citi analysts consider at the highest risk of a "meaningful" distribution cut are Legacy Reserves (NASDAQ:LGCY) and Atlas Resource Partners (NYSE:ARP).
- The only two MLPs the analysts recommend are Memorial Production Partners (NASDAQ:MEMP) and EV Energy Partners (NASDAQ:EVEP), mostly for valuation reasons.
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- EV Energy Partners (EVEP +0.8%) agrees to acquire oil and natural gas properties with combined estimated net proved reserves of 302B cfe in the Appalachian Basin, San Juan Basin, Michigan and Austin Chalk from certain EnerVest partnerships for $259M.
- Among the acquisitions is the purchase of a 100% ownership interest in Belden & Blake Corp., which owns oil and natural gas properties in the Appalachian Basin and Michigan near EVEP's existing properties with estimated net proved reserves of 120B cfe.
Mon, Aug. 24, 10:59 AM
- EV Energy (EVEP -6.2%) is downgraded to Underperform from Neutral with a $5 price target, cut from $13, at Baird, which notes that after selling its UEO assets for $575M, the company has yet to fill the cash flow gap required to maintain its already haircut distribution into 2016.
- With an onerous cost of equity, EVEP will be hard pressed to win an auction, and buying assets even at size may not do enough to hold off another distribution cut, the firm says.
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- Wunderlich analyst Jay Dobson finds a few worthwhile investments in an otherwise weak upstream energy exploration MLP sector that has too much debt on average and has suffered from the dramatic decline in oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids prices since late 2014.
- Also, a lack of hedging discipline has left the industry more exposed to the declining prices and, in some cases, with very limited financial flexibility, Dobson says.
- But four Buy-rated MLPs are best positioned for the current energy environment, sharing the attributes of solid liquidity, a runway for improvement, and aggressive action, Dobson says: Memorial Production Partners (MEMP +0.3%), Vanguard Natural Resources (VNR +1.8%), LRR Energy (LRE +3.5%) and Legacy Reserves (LGCY +0.4%).
- Rated Hold: ARP, BBEP, MCEP, NSLP, EVEP
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EV Energy Partners LP is engaged in the acquisition, development and production of oil and natural gas properties. Its midstream segment is engaged in the construction and operation of natural gas processing and natural gas liquids fractionation.
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