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- Summary numbers: Revenues of USD 80 million, Net Earnings of USD 30 million and EPS of USD 0.48. Performance focus more on top-line than bottom-line: same period year-on-year change of revenue of -5.88% vs. change in earnings of -16.67%.
- Gross margins now 82.50% from 77.65% compared to the same period last year, EBITDA margins now 70% from 75.29%.
- Earnings decline from operating margin decreases as well as from unusual items.
TC Pipelines: Dropdowns From TransCanada Are A Potential Catalyst
Fri, Oct. 24, 10:12 AM
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Wed, Oct. 1, 8:18 AM
- TransCanada (NYSE:TRP) agrees to sell a 30% interest in Bison Pipeline to TC Pipelines (NYSE:TCP) for $215M.
- TRP says the deal advances its commitment to sell the remainder of its U.S. natural gas pipeline assets to its MLP; remaining assets available to be sold include a 30% interest in GTN, respective 44.5% and 61.7% interests in Iroquois and Portland, and respective 100% and 53.6% interests in ANR and Great Lakes.
Fri, Sep. 19, 10:29 AM
- TransCanada (TRP +4.8%) is sharply higher in early trading as speculation abounds that U.S. activist hedge funds - perhaps including Dan Loeb's Third Point, which has amassed a position in recent months - are reviewing the company for a possible breakup.
- Responding to recent trading activity, TRP defends its corporate structure as the best way to maximize profit and dividend payouts to shareholders
- TRP also remains committed to plans to sell the rest of its U.S. natural gas pipeline assets to its TC PipeLines (TCP +4%) MLP over the coming years; it expects the assets to generate nearly $500M EBITDA in 2016 and beyond.
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- Citi analysts suggest five core holdings among MLPs and upgrade two other names to Buy, expecting growing U.S. hydrocarbon production that requires more infrastructure and improving prices for natural gas liquids.
- Citi forecasts a 10% total return by the entire MLP sector during the next 12 months.
- The firm's core recommendations: Williams Energy Partners (WPZ), Cheniere Energy Partners (CQP), Enterprise Product Partners (EPD), Northern Tier Energy Partners (NTI), Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP).
- Upgrades to Buy from Neutral: Tallgrass Energy Partners (TEP), El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB).
- Upgrades to Neutral from Sell: Niska Gas Storage (NKA), TC Pipelines (TCP).
- Downgrades to Neutral from Buy: Genesis Energy (GEL), Rose Rock Midstream (RRMS).
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Tue, Feb. 11, 3:12 PM
- Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP +7.1%) lost nearly half its value yesterday after slashing its payout by more than 80%, but some analysts see a buying opportunity amid the carnage.
- Citigroup upgrades shares to Buy from Neutral, urging value investors to note the severity of yesterday’s move relative to where other midstream MLPs trade on a cash flow multiple basis; the firm figures BWP trades at 10.3x 2015 EBITDA and 9.4x 2016 EBITDA, more favorable than other midstream MLPs with similar challenges such as TC Pipelines (TCP) and Niska Gas Storage Partners (NKA).
- Given the weaker outlook, Morgan Stanley says BWP/Loews (L) made the wisest choice to substantially reduce the distribution rate while remaining able to fund the capital plan internally, preserving maximum value.
- Deutsche Bank is staying away, however, maintaining its Sell rating with a $12 price target (from $20), expecting a longer, slower restoration of distribution.
Fri, Feb. 7, 8:42 AM
Aug. 23, 2013, 12:25 PM
- TC Pipelines (TCP -2%) is downgraded to Underperform from Buy with a $51 price target (from $53) at BofA Merrill Lynch, which says the rating change brings TCP more in line with other dry natural gas exposed MLPs such as SEP, BWP and EPB.
- The firm cites valuation after solid recent gains, minimal organic growth over the medium-term, some remaining re-contracting risk, expected low single-digit cash distribution growth, and the continued sporadic timing of potential dropdowns from general partner TransCanada (TRP).
May. 17, 2013, 3:58 PMTC Pipelines (TCP +2.6%) is upgraded to Buy from Neutral with a $51 price target at BAML on plans to acquire additional equity interests in Gas Transmission Northwest and Bison. The firm views TCP's recently announced drop-down as alleviating most concerns about uncertainty around the ability to re-contract pipeline capacity on attractive terms and below peer-average distribution growth. | 1 Comment
May. 16, 2013, 8:28 AMTransCanada (TRP) plans to sell down its stake in two natural gas pipelines to affiliated company TC PipeLines (TCP) in a ~$1B deal including debt, which it says will free up funds for capital investments. TCP -2.8% premarket after saying it would sell 7.7M units in an effort to raise funds for the acquisition. | Comment!
Apr. 16, 2013, 9:50 AMCiti's John Tysseland downgrades several MLPs, seeing margin compression for some crude-exposed stocks and uncertainty in margins and transportation fees for natural gas storage-exposed names. Crude-related RRMS and SXL are cut to Neutral; gas-related PNG and SEP are lowered to Neutral, while NKA and TCP are slashed to Sell. | Comment!
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