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Williams Reports Third-Quarter 2020 Financial Results

11/02/2020

TULSA, Okla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Williams (NYSE: WMB) today announced its unaudited financial results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2020.

Strong 3Q 2020 results demonstrate stability and predictability of business; on track to meet 2020 guidance expectations

  • Net income of $308 million ($0.25 per diluted share), up $88 million over 3Q 19
  • Adjusted EPS of $0.27 per diluted share
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $1.267 billion
  • Year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA of $3.769 billion, continues to exceed year-to-date 2019
  • Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA leverage ratio of 4.42x, on track to be below 2020 guidance of 4.4x by year end

Natural gas focused strategy delivers strong, predictable results; Northeast G&P segment hits record volumes

  • Record gathering and processing volumes drive Northeast G&P segment up 19% in Modified EBITDA and 17% in Adjusted EBITDA year-to-date 2020 vs. year-to-date 2019
  • Transmission & Gulf of Mexico segment Modified EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA consistent year-to-date 2020 vs. year-to-date 2019 with Transco growth overcoming hurricane impacts
  • Stable and reliable customer base of utilities, power plants, LNG facilities and industrial plants supports firm-committed capacity on demand-pull regulated pipelines
  • Continued strong project execution on Bluestem Pipeline, Southeastern Trail and Leidy South
  • Year-to-date 2020 earnings boosted by structurally lower operating and administrative costs
  • Issued climate commitment to reduce emissions by 56% from 2005 levels by 2030, grow renewables and embrace emerging opportunities such as hydrogen

CEO Perspective

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

"The ongoing stability of our financial performance continues to distinguish Williams during a year marked by disruption and uncertainty. We captured tailwinds in the markets we serve – particularly in the Northeast with record volumes – and have delivered consistently strong quarterly results and cash flow throughout the year. Williams is well positioned to meet our pre-COVID 2020 guidance ranges for earnings, adjusted EBITDA and cash flow set in December 2019. We attribute the durability of Williams today to the premier positions of our natural gas infrastructure as well as the proactive measures we have taken in recent years to reduce leverage, increase stability and lower costs.

"I am proud of our employees for their extraordinary commitment during this most unusual year and hurricane season to safely run our operations while also successfully executing on projects like Bluestem Pipeline, and Transco’s Southeastern Trail and Leidy South expansion projects. Williams’ large-scale and irreplaceable natural gas transmission pipelines are supported by steady demand from a diverse base of utility, industrial and residential/commercial distribution customers that are fully contracted for years to come. Our gathering and processing business continues to benefit from our basin diversity, specifically in gas-directed areas where drilling remains active. In addition, we continue to grow services to key producers in the Gulf of Mexico deepwater where we have major dedications.

"From an ESG perspective, we took a major step in the third quarter by becoming the first U.S. midstream company to announce a climate commitment and set a near-term goal of 56% absolute reduction from 2005 levels in company-wide greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 by focusing on immediate, practical and affordable solutions that we can accomplish right here, right now. This puts Williams on a positive trajectory to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. As the world moves to a low-carbon future, we believe natural gas is key to reducing emissions on a global scale while supporting the growth of renewables and helping our customers and stakeholders meet their energy needs and climate goals."

Williams Summary Financial Information

3Q

 

YTD

Amounts in millions, except ratios and per-share amounts. Per share

amounts are reported on a diluted basis. Net income amounts are

attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. available to common

stockholders.

2020

2019

 

2020

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAAP Measures

 

 

 

 

 

Net Income

$308

 

$220

 

 

$93

 

$724

 

Net Income Per Share

$0.25

 

$0.18

 

 

$0.08

 

$0.60

 

Cash Flow From Operations (1)

$452

 

$858

 

 

$2,382

 

$2,702

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures (2)

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$1,267

 

$1,274

 

 

$3,769

 

$3,731

 

Adjusted Income

$333

 

$321

 

 

$951

 

$907

 

Adjusted Income Per Share

$0.27

 

$0.26

 

 

$0.78

 

$0.75

 

Distributable Cash Flow

$772

 

$822

 

 

$2,430

 

$2,469

 

Dividend Coverage Ratio

1.59

x

1.78

x

 

1.67

x

1.79

x

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

Debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA at Quarter End (3)

4.42

x

4.47

x

 

 

 

Capital Investments (4) (5)

$415

 

$849

 

 

$1,062

 

$2,068

 

 

(1) Decline due primarily to net working capital changes including payment in July 2020 of approximately $284 million of rate refunds

related to settlement of Transco's general rate case.

(2) Schedules reconciling Adjusted Income, Adjusted EBITDA, Distributable Cash Flow 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.

(3) 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.

(4) YTD 2019 excludes $728 million (net of cash acquired) for the purchase of the remaining 38% of UEOM as this amount was provided

for at the close of the Northeast JV by our JV partner, CPPIB, in June 2019.

(5) Capital Investments includes increases to property, plant, and equipment, purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired, and

purchases of and contributions to equity-method investments.

GAAP Measures

  • Third-quarter 2020 net income improved compared to the prior year reflecting the benefit of significantly lower operating and administrative costs from cost-savings initiatives, the absence of prior year severance charges, and a change in an employee benefit policy, as well as the absence of prior year impairments of equity-method investments.
  • These improvements were partially offset by slightly lower service revenue reflecting lower non-cash deferred revenue recognition at Gulfstar One and the impact of 2020 hurricane-related shut-ins in the Gulf of Mexico, partially offset by growth in our Northeast JV and Transco expansion projects, as well as the absence of a favorable cumulative adjustment in third quarter 2019 associated with Transco's rate case settlement and unfavorable changes in other expenses including the reversal of both costs capitalized in prior periods and certain regulatory assets.
  • Year-to-date 2020 net income similarly benefited from significantly lower operating and administrative costs, while service revenues declined slightly as growth from our Northeast JV and Transco expansion projects was more than offset by decreases in non-cash deferred revenue recognition at Gulfstar One and in the Barnett Shale, as well as the expiration of a Barnett Shale minimum volume commitment ("MVC") in 2019.
  • The year-to-date change was also significantly impacted by first-quarter 2020 impairments of equity-method investments and goodwill, which resulted in a total $1.2 billion pre-tax charge, of which $65 million was attributable to noncontrolling interests. The 2019 year-to-date period included impairments of assets and equity-method investments totaling $262 million and a $122 million gain on the sale of our Jackalope investment. The provision for income taxes changed favorably by $220 million primarily due to the change in pre-tax earnings.
  • Cash flow from operations for the third quarter of 2020 decreased as compared to the same period of 2019 primarily due to the July 1, 2020, payment of rate refunds by Transco related to increased rates collected since March 2019 in its recently completed rate case and other changes in net working capital.

Non-GAAP Measures

  • Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter was consistent with the prior year as increased service revenues from growth in our Northeast JV and Transco expansion projects, lower operating and administrative costs and higher contributions from our Northeast G&P investments, were offset by lower non-cash deferred revenue recognition at Gulfstar One and the impact of 2020 hurricane-related shut-ins in the Gulf of Mexico, as well as the absence of the favorable cumulative rate case adjustment in 2019.
  • Year-to-date Adjusted EBITDA improved driven by lower operating and administrative costs and higher contributions from our Northeast G&P investments, partially offset by the previously described slight decline in service revenues.
  • Changes in Adjusted Income for the quarter and year-to-date periods were similarly driven by the changes in Adjusted EBITDA.
  • The decrease in third quarter 2020 DCF compared to the prior year is driven by an increase in distributions to noncontrolling interests primarily due to growth in our Northeast JV and higher maintenance capital. Year-to-date DCF is lower, reflecting the absence of a prior year income tax refund and increased distributions to noncontrolling interests, partially offset by increased Adjusted EBITDA and lower maintenance capital.

Business Segment Results & Form 10-Q

Williams' operations are comprised of the following reportable segments: Transmission & Gulf of Mexico, Northeast G&P, West and Other. For more information, see the company's third-quarter 2020 Form 10-Q.

 

Quarter-To-Date

 

Year-To-Date

Amounts in millions

Modified EBITDA

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Modified EBITDA

 

Adjusted EBITDA

3Q 2020

3Q 2019

Change

 

3Q 2020

3Q 2019

Change

 

2020

2019

Change

 

2020

2019

Change

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$616

 

$665

 

($49)

 

 

$622

 

$680

 

($58)

 

 

$1,893

 

$1,891

 

$2

 

 

$1,908

 

$1,944

 

($36)

 

Northeast G&P

387

 

345

 

42

 

 

396

 

343

 

53

 

 

1,126

 

947

 

179

 

 

1,129

 

964

 

165

 

West

247

 

245

 

2

 

 

245

 

244

 

1

 

 

715

 

713

 

2

 

 

713

 

801

 

(88)

 

Other

(7)

 

(2)

 

(5)

 

 

4

 

7

 

(3)

 

 

8

 

1

 

7

 

 

19

 

22

 

(3)

 

Totals

$1,243

 

$1,253

 

($10)

 

 

$1,267

 

$1,274

 

($7)

 

 

$3,742

 

$3,552

 

$190

 

 

$3,769

 

$3,731

 

$38

 

 

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

  • Third-quarter 2020 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA reflect the absence of the favorable cumulative rate case adjustment in 2019. In addition to these rate case impacts, service revenues for the quarter were down as lower non-cash deferred revenue amortization at Gulfstar One and the impact of 2020 hurricane-related shut-ins were partially offset by Transco expansion projects placed in service.
  • Year-to-date Modified and Adjusted EBITDA also saw decreased service revenues as lower non-cash deferred revenue amortization at Gulfstar One and the impact of 2020 shut-ins were partially offset by Transco expansion projects placed in service and new production in the Eastern Gulf. Year-to-date 2020 also benefited from lower operating and administrative costs.
  • Modified EBITDA for the comparative periods benefited from the absence of 2019 severance charges, while both comparative periods reflect the reversal of previously capitalized costs. These items have been excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

Northeast G&P

  • Third-quarter and year-to-date 2020 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA reflect increased service revenues due to record gathering, processing and NGL production volumes. The year-to-date revenue comparison also benefited from the additional ownership in Utica East Ohio Midstream following the March 2019 acquisition and contribution to our Northeast JV.
  • Both comparative periods also reflect the benefit of cost reduction efforts and higher contributions from several equity-method investments including the Marcellus South system, Bradford system and Caiman II.
  • Gross gathering volumes for third-quarter 2020, including 100% of operated equity-method investments, increased by 8% over the same period in 2019. Gross processing plant inlet volumes for third-quarter 2020 increased by 17% over the same period in 2019.

West

  • The changes in third-quarter 2020 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA reflect slightly lower service revenues offset by reduced operating and administrative costs. The changes in year-to-date 2020 Modified and Adjusted EBITDA reflect decreases in non-cash deferred revenue recognition in the Barnett Shale, as well as the expiration of the Barnett Shale MVC in 2019, partially offset by lower operating and administrative costs.
  • Modified EBITDA for the year-to-date period also benefited from the absence of prior year impairment and severance charges, which are excluded from Adjusted EBITDA.

2020 Financial Guidance

The company continues to expect 2020 Adjusted EBITDA in the lower half of its guidance range of between $4.95 billion and $5.25 billion. The company also continues to expect 2020 growth capex of $1 billion to $1.2 billion, down from the original guidance range of $1.1 billion to $1.3 billion, and 2020 Distributable Cash Flow toward the midpoint of the guidance range.

Williams' Third-Quarter 2020 Materials to be Posted Shortly; Q&A Webcast Scheduled for Tomorrow

Williams' third-quarter 2020 earnings presentation will be posted at www.williams.com. The company’s third-quarter 2020 earnings conference call and webcast with analysts and investors is scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time (8:30 a.m. Central Time). A limited number of phone lines will be available at (833) 350-1330. International callers should dial (778) 560-2598. The conference ID is 5398490. A webcast link to the conference call is available at www.williams.com. A replay of the webcast will 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

(Unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended
September 30,

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Millions, except per-share amounts)

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service revenues.......................................................................................

$

1,479

 

 

$

1,495

 

 

$

4,399

 

 

$

4,424

 

Service revenues – commodity consideration.......................................................................................

40

 

 

38

 

 

93

 

 

158

 

Product sales.......................................................................................

414

 

 

466

 

 

1,135

 

 

1,512

 

Total revenues.....................................................................................

1,933

 

 

1,999

 

 

5,627

 

 

6,094

 

Costs and expenses:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product costs.......................................................................................

380

 

 

434

 

 

1,047

 

 

1,442

 

Processing commodity expenses.......................................................................................

21

 

 

19

 

 

49

 

 

83

 

Operating and maintenance expenses.......................................................................................

336

 

 

364

 

 

993

 

 

1,091

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses.......................................................................................

426

 

 

435

 

 

1,285

 

 

1,275

 

Selling, general, and administrative expenses.......................................................................................

114

 

 

130

 

 

354

 

 

410

 

Impairment of certain assets.......................................................................................

 

 

 

 

 

 

76

 

Impairment of goodwill.......................................................................................

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

Other (income) expense – net.......................................................................................

15

 

 

(11)

 

 

28

 

 

30

 

Total costs and expenses.....................................................................................

1,292

 

 

1,371

 

 

3,943

 

 

4,407

 

Operating income (loss)..........................................................................................

641

 

 

628

 

 

1,684

 

 

1,687

 

Equity earnings (losses)..........................................................................................

106

 

 

93

 

 

236

 

 

260

 

Impairment of equity-method investments..........................................................................................

 

 

(114)

 

 

(938)

 

 

(186)

 

Other investing income (loss) – net..........................................................................................

2

 

 

7

 

 

6

 

 

132

 

Interest incurred..........................................................................................

(298)

 

 

(303)

 

 

(898)

 

 

(915)

 

Interest capitalized..........................................................................................

6

 

 

7

 

 

16

 

 

27

 

Other income (expense) – net..........................................................................................

(23)

 

 

1

 

 

(14)

 

 

19

 

Income (loss) before income taxes..........................................................................................

434

 

 

319

 

 

92

 

 

1,024

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes..........................................................................................

111

 

 

77

 

 

24

 

 

244

 

Net income (loss).......................................................................................

323

 

 

242

 

 

68

 

 

780

 

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests..................................................................................

14

 

 

21

 

 

(27)

 

 

54

 

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

309

 

 

221

 

 

95

 

 

726

 

Preferred stock dividends..........................................................................................

1

 

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

2

 

Net income (loss) available to common stockholders..........................................................................................

$

308

 

 

$

220

 

 

$

93

 

 

$

724

 

Basic earnings (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)...................................................................................

$

.25

 

 

$

.18

 

 

$

.08

 

 

$

.60

 

Weighted-average shares (thousands)...................................................................................

1,213,912

 

 

1,212,270

 

 

1,213,512

 

 

1,211,938

 

Diluted earnings (loss) per common share:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)...................................................................................

$

.25

 

 

$

.18

 

 

$

.08

 

 

$

.60

 

Weighted-average shares (thousands)...................................................................................

1,215,335

 

 

1,214,165

 

 

1,214,757

 

 

1,213,943

 

 

 

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Balance Sheet

(Unaudited)

 

 

 

September 30,
2020

 

December 31,
2019

 

 

(Millions, except per-share amounts)

ASSETS

 

 

Current assets:

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents.....................................................................................................................................

 

$

70

 

 

$

289

 

Trade accounts and other receivables.................................................................................................................................

 

1,021

 

 

1,002

 

Alowance for doubtful accounts.....................................................................................................................................

 

(10)

 

 

(6)

 

Trade accounts and other receivables – net................................................................................................................................

 

1,011

 

 

996

 

Inventories.....................................................................................................................................

 

157

 

 

125

 

Other current assets and deferred charges.....................................................................................................................................

 

165

 

 

170

 

Total current assets................................................................................................................................

 

1,403

 

 

1,580

 

Investments.......................................................................................................................................

 

5,176

 

 

6,235

 

Property, plant, and equipment.......................................................................................................................................

 

42,384

 

 

41,510

 

Accumulated depreciation and amortization.......................................................................................................................................

 

(13,277)

 

 

(12,310)

 

Property, plant, and equipment – net...................................................................................................................................

 

29,107

 

 

29,200

 

Intangible assets – net of accumulated amortization.......................................................................................................................................

 

7,531

 

 

7,959

 

Regulatory assets, deferred charges, and other.......................................................................................................................................

 

1,103

 

 

1,066

 

Total assets................................................................................................................................

 

$

44,320

 

 

$

46,040

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities:

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable.....................................................................................................................................

 

$

464

 

 

$

552

 

Accrued liabilities.....................................................................................................................................

 

965

 

 

1,276

 

Commercial paper.....................................................................................................................................

 

40

 

 

 

Long-term debt due within one year.....................................................................................................................................

 

392

 

 

2,140

 

Total current liabilities................................................................................................................................

 

1,861

 

 

3,968

 

Long-term debt.......................................................................................................................................

 

21,951

 

 

20,148

 

Deferred income tax liabilities.......................................................................................................................................

 

1,846

 

 

1,782

 

Regulatory liabilities, deferred income, and other.......................................................................................................................................

 

3,764

 

 

3,778

 

Contingent liabilities

 

 

 

 

Equity:

 

 

 

 

Stockholders’ equity:

 

 

 

 

Preferred stock.............................................................................................................................

 

35

 

 

35

 

Common stock ($1 par value; 1,470 million shares authorized at September 30,

2020 and December 31, 2019; 1,248 million shares issued at September 30,

2020 and 1,247 million shares issued at December 31, 2019).............................................................................................................................

 

1,248

 

 

1,247

 

Capital in excess of par value................................................................................................................................

 

24,359

 

 

24,323

 

Retained deficit................................................................................................................................

 

(12,376)

 

 

(11,002)

 

Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)................................................................................................................................

 

(160)

 

 

(199)

 

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

 

(1,041)

 

 

(1,041)

 

Total stockholders’ equity............................................................................................................................

 

12,065

 

 

13,363

 

Noncontrolling interests in consolidated subsidiaries.....................................................................................................................................

 

2,833

 

 

3,001

 

Total equity................................................................................................................................

 

14,898

 

 

16,364

 

Total liabilities and equity............................................................................................................................

 

$

44,320

 

 

$

46,040

 

 

 

The Williams Companies, Inc.

Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)

 

 

Nine Months Ended
September 30,

 

2020

 

2019

 

(Millions)

OPERATING ACTIVITIES:

 

Net income (loss).................................................................................................................

$

68

 

 

$

780

 

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

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization........................................................................................

1,285

 

 

1,275

 

Provision (benefit) for deferred income taxes.................................................................

52

 

 

268

 

Equity (earnings) losses...................................................................................................

(236)

 

 

(260)

 

Distributions from unconsolidated affiliates...................................................................

466

 

 

458

 

Gain on disposition of equity-method investments.........................................................

 

 

(122)

 

Impairment of goodwill...................................................................................................

187

 

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments.....................................................................

938

 

 

186

 

Impairment of certain assets............................................................................................

 

 

76

 

Amortization of stock-based awards...............................................................................

39

 

 

44

 

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

 

 

 

Accounts receivable....................................................................................................

(18)

 

 

159

 

Inventories...................................................................................................................

(33)

 

 

7

 

Other current assets and deferred charges..................................................................

(15)

 

 

(10)

 

Accounts payable........................................................................................................

(77)

 

 

(76)

 

Accrued liabilities.......................................................................................................

(286)

 

 

76

 

Other, including changes in noncurrent assets and liabilities.........................................

12

 

 

(159)

 

Net cash provided (used) by operating activities........................................................

2,382

 

 

2,702

 

FINANCING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Proceeds from (payments of) commercial paper – net........................................................

40

 

 

(4)

 

Proceeds from long-term debt..............................................................................................

3,898

 

 

736

 

Payments of long-term debt.................................................................................................

(3,836)

 

 

(904)

 

Proceeds from issuance of common stock...........................................................................

9

 

 

10

 

Proceeds from sale of partial interest in consolidated subsidiary........................................

 

 

1,330

 

Common dividends paid......................................................................................................

(1,456)

 

 

(1,382)

 

Dividends and distributions paid to noncontrolling interests..............................................

(147)

 

 

(86)

 

Contributions from noncontrolling interests........................................................................

5

 

 

32

 

Payments for debt issuance costs.........................................................................................

(20)

 

 

 

Other – net............................................................................................................................

(12)

 

 

(11)

 

Net cash provided (used) by financing activities........................................................

(1,519)

 

 

(279)

 

INVESTING ACTIVITIES:

 

 

 

Property, plant, and equipment:

 

 

 

Capital expenditures (1)...................................................................................................

(938)

 

 

(1,705)

 

Dispositions – net............................................................................................................

(30)

 

 

(32)

 

Contributions in aid of construction....................................................................................

27

 

 

25

 

Purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired.....................................................................

 

 

(728)

 

Proceeds from dispositions of equity-method investments.................................................

 

 

485

 

Purchases of and contributions to equity-method investments...........................................

(150)

 

 

(361)

 

Other – net............................................................................................................................

9

 

 

(28)

 

Net cash provided (used) by investing activities........................................................

(1,082)

 

 

(2,344)

 

Increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents...................................................................

(219)

 

 

79

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year.....................................................................

289

 

 

168

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period............................................................................

$

70

 

 

$

247

 

_____________

 

 

 

(1) Increases to property, plant, and equipment.....................................................................

$

(912)

 

 

$

(1,707)

 

Changes in related accounts payable and accrued liabilities.............................................

(26)

 

 

2

 

Capital expenditures...........................................................................................................

$

(938)

 

 

$

(1,705)

 

 
Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

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

$

658

 

$

650

 

$

682

 

$

690

 

$

2,680

 

 

$

692

 

$

676

 

$

686

 

$

2,054

 

 

Gathering, processing, and transportation revenues

128

 

121

 

117

 

113

 

479

 

 

99

 

78

 

85

 

262

 

 

Other fee revenues (1)

3

 

5

 

3

 

4

 

15

 

 

4

 

5

 

3

 

12

 

 

Commodity margins

8

 

7

 

6

 

4

 

25

 

 

3

 

1

 

4

 

8

 

 

Operating and administrative costs (1)

(197)

 

(230)

 

(209)

 

(242)

 

(878)

 

 

(184)

 

(189)

 

(192)

 

(565)

 

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net

(6)

 

(7)

 

22

 

22

 

31

 

 

4

 

2

 

(8)

 

(2)

 

 

Impairment of certain assets (2)

 

 

 

(354)

 

(354)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

42

 

44

 

44

 

47

 

177

 

 

44

 

42

 

38

 

124

 

 

Modified EBITDA

636

 

590

 

665

 

284

 

2,175

 

 

662

 

615

 

616

 

1,893

 

 

Adjustments

 

38

 

15

 

359

 

412

 

 

7

 

2

 

6

 

15

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

636

 

$

628

 

$

680

 

$

643

 

$

2,587

 

 

$

669

 

$

617

 

$

622

 

$

1,908

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics for Operated Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural Gas Transmission

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avg. daily transportation volumes (Tbtu)

13.2

 

12.2

 

13.2

 

13.3

 

13.0

 

 

13.8

 

12.0

 

12.8

 

12.9

 

 

Avg. daily firm reserved capacity (Tbtu)

17.1

 

17.0

 

17.3

 

17.5

 

17.2

 

 

17.7

 

17.5

 

18.0

 

17.7

 

 

Northwest Pipeline LLC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avg. daily transportation volumes (Tbtu)

2.7

 

2.0

 

1.9

 

2.7

 

2.3

 

 

2.6

 

1.9

 

1.8

 

2.1

 

 

Avg. daily firm reserved capacity (Tbtu)

3.1

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

3.0

 

 

Gulfstream - Non-consolidated

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Avg. daily transportation volumes (Tbtu)

1.1

 

1.3

 

1.3

 

1.2

 

1.2

 

 

1.2

 

1.2

 

1.3

 

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

 

 

Gathering, Processing, and Crude Oil Transportation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

0.25

 

0.25

 

0.22

 

0.29

 

0.25

 

 

0.30

 

0.23

 

0.23

 

0.25

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

0.53

 

0.55

 

0.50

 

0.58

 

0.54

 

 

0.58

 

0.50

 

0.40

 

0.49

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

36

 

33

 

27

 

31

 

32

 

 

32

 

25

 

27

 

28

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

7

 

9

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

 

5

 

4

 

5

 

5

 

 

Crude oil transportation volumes (Mbbls/d)

146

 

136

 

128

 

135

 

136

 

 

138

 

92

 

121

 

117

 

 

Non-consolidated (4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

0.35

 

0.38

 

0.36

 

0.35

 

0.36

 

 

0.35

 

0.31

 

0.26

 

0.30

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

0.35

 

0.39

 

0.36

 

0.35

 

0.36

 

 

0.35

 

0.31

 

0.25

 

0.30

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

24

 

27

 

24

 

26

 

25

 

 

24

 

23

 

17

 

21

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

7

 

8

 

6

 

5

 

6

 

 

5

 

8

 

4

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes certain amounts associated with revenues and operating costs for tracked or reimbursable charges.

 

(2) Our partners' $209 million share of the fourth-quarter 2019 impairment of the Constitution pipeline project is reflected outside of Modified EBITDA within Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests.

 

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

 

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

 

Northeast G&P

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

Gathering, processing, transportation, and fractionation revenues

$

239

 

$

291

 

$

310

 

$

331

 

$

1,171

 

 

$

312

 

$

308

 

$

332

 

$

952

 

 

Other fee revenues (1)

23

 

21

 

23

 

24

 

91

 

 

25

 

25

 

22

 

72

 

 

Commodity margins

2

 

 

1

 

(1)

 

2

 

 

1

 

1

 

1

 

3

 

 

Operating and administrative costs (1)

(83)

 

(112)

 

(100)

 

(98)

 

(393)

 

 

(87)

 

(86)

 

(85)

 

(258)

 

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net

(4)

 

 

3

 

 

(1)

 

 

(2)

 

(4)

 

(4)

 

(10)

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

 

(10)

 

(10)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

122

 

103

 

108

 

121

 

454

 

 

120

 

126

 

121

 

367

 

 

Modified EBITDA

299

 

303

 

345

 

367

 

1,314

 

 

369

 

370

 

387

 

1,126

 

 

Adjustments

3

 

16

 

(2)

 

10

 

27

 

 

1

 

(7)

 

9

 

3

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

302

 

$

319

 

$

343

 

$

377

 

$

1,341

 

 

$

370

 

$

363

 

$

396

 

$

1,129

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics for Operated Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering and Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

4.05

 

4.16

 

4.33

 

4.41

 

4.24

 

 

4.27

 

4.14

 

4.47

 

4.29

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

0.63

 

1.04

 

1.16

 

1.33

 

1.04

 

 

1.24

 

1.22

 

1.36

 

1.27

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

44

 

58

 

92

 

106

 

76

 

 

92

 

85

 

114

 

97

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

4

 

3

 

3

 

2

 

3

 

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

2

 

 

Non-consolidated (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

4.27

 

4.08

 

4.35

 

4.47

 

4.29

 

 

4.40

 

4.68

 

4.94

 

4.67

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes certain amounts associated with revenues and operating costs for reimbursable charges.

 

(2) Includes volumes associated with Susquehanna Supply Hub, the Northeast JV, and Utica Supply Hub, all of which are consolidated. The Northeast JV includes 100% of volumes handled by UEOM from the date of consolidation on March 18, 2019, but does not include volumes prior to that date as we did not operate UEOM.

 

(3) Includes 100% of the volumes associated with operated equity-method investments, including the Laurel Mountain Midstream partnership; and the Bradford Supply Hub and a portion of the Marcellus South Supply Hub within the Appalachia Midstream Services partnership. Volumes handled by Blue Racer Midstream (gathering and processing), which we do not operate, are not included.

 

West

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

Gathering, processing, transportation, storage, and fractionation revenues

$

344

 

$

355

 

$

307

 

$

302

 

$

1,308

 

 

$

299

 

$

297

 

$

288

 

$

884

 

 

Other fee revenues (1)

7

 

6

 

6

 

4

 

23

 

 

6

 

13

 

16

 

35

 

 

Commodity margins

19

 

18

 

24

 

33

 

94

 

 

2

 

30

 

28

 

60

 

 

Operating and administrative costs (1)

(125)

 

(135)

 

(116)

 

(114)

 

(490)

 

 

(115)

 

(111)

 

(108)

 

(334)

 

 

Other segment income (expenses) - net

(3)

 

4

 

(5)

 

6

 

2

 

 

(5)

 

 

(7)

 

(12)

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

(12)

 

(64)

 

 

(24)

 

(100)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

26

 

28

 

29

 

32

 

115

 

 

28

 

24

 

30

 

82

 

 

Modified EBITDA

256

 

212

 

245

 

239

 

952

 

 

215

 

253

 

247

 

715

 

 

Adjustments

14

 

75

 

(1)

 

24

 

112

 

 

1

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(2)

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

270

 

$

287

 

$

244

 

$

263

 

$

1,064

 

 

$

216

 

$

252

 

$

245

 

$

713

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Statistics for Operated Assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering and Processing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

3.42

 

3.53

 

3.61

 

3.51

 

3.52

 

 

3.43

 

3.40

 

3.28

 

3.37

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

1.41

 

1.52

 

1.56

 

1.44

 

1.48

 

 

1.26

 

1.33

 

1.31

 

1.30

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

62

 

59

 

48

 

46

 

54

 

 

35

 

51

 

71

 

53

 

 

NGL equity sales (Mbbls/d)

27

 

28

 

17

 

17

 

22

 

 

12

 

25

 

34

 

23

 

 

Non-consolidated (3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gathering volumes (Bcf/d)

0.17

 

0.15

 

0.21

 

0.27

 

0.20

 

 

0.20

 

0.24

 

0.28

 

0.24

 

 

Plant inlet natural gas volumes (Bcf/d)

0.17

 

0.14

 

0.21

 

0.26

 

0.20

 

 

0.20

 

0.23

 

0.28

 

0.24

 

 

NGL production (Mbbls/d)

7

 

1

 

18

 

22

 

12

 

 

17

 

23

 

26

 

22

 

 

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

254

 

269

 

250

 

238

 

253

 

 

227

 

142

 

156

 

175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Excludes certain amounts associated with revenues and operating costs for reimbursable charges.

 

(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 the Jackalope Gas Gathering System (sold in April 2019) and 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.

 

Capital Expenditures and Investments

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

204

 

$

255

 

$

543

 

$

252

 

$

1,254

 

 

$

185

 

$

181

 

$

192

 

$

558

 

 

Northeast G&P

152

 

177

 

131

 

74

 

534

 

 

46

 

41

 

32

 

119

 

 

West

58

 

59

 

107

 

76

 

300

 

 

72

 

80

 

93

 

245

 

 

Other

8

 

6

 

5

 

2

 

21

 

 

3

 

5

 

8

 

16

 

 

Total (1)

$

422

 

$

497

 

$

786

 

$

404

 

$

2,109

 

 

$

306

 

$

307

 

$

325

 

$

938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

 

$

12

 

$

3

 

$

1

 

$

16

 

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

34

 

$

36

 

 

Northeast G&P

47

 

61

 

34

 

63

 

205

 

 

27

 

30

 

47

 

104

 

 

West

52

 

70

 

82

 

28

 

232

 

 

2

 

5

 

3

 

10

 

 

Total

$

99

 

$

143

 

$

119

 

$

92

 

$

453

 

 

$

30

 

$

36

 

$

84

 

$

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

204

 

$

267

 

$

546

 

$

253

 

$

1,270

 

 

$

186

 

$

182

 

$

226

 

$

594

 

 

Northeast G&P

199

 

238

 

165

 

137

 

739

 

 

73

 

71

 

79

 

223

 

 

West

110

 

129

 

189

 

104

 

532

 

 

74

 

85

 

96

 

255

 

 

Other

8

 

6

 

5

 

2

 

21

 

 

3

 

5

 

8

 

16

 

 

Total

$

521

 

$

640

 

$

905

 

$

496

 

$

2,562

 

 

$

336

 

$

343

 

$

409

 

$

1,088

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital investments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increases to property, plant, and equipment

$

418

 

$

559

 

$

730

 

$

316

 

$

2,023

 

 

$

254

 

$

327

 

$

331

 

$

912

 

 

Purchases of businesses, net of cash acquired

727

 

 

1

 

 

728

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Purchases of investments

99

 

143

 

119

 

92

 

453

 

 

30

 

36

 

84

 

150

 

 

Total

$

1,244

 

$

702

 

$

850

 

$

408

 

$

3,204

 

 

$

284

 

$

363

 

$

415

 

$

1,062

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Increases to property, plant, and equipment

$

418

 

$

559

 

$

730

 

$

316

 

$

2,023

 

 

$

254

 

$

327

 

$

331

 

$

912

 

 

Changes in related accounts payable and accrued liabilities

4

 

(62)

 

56

 

88

 

86

 

 

52

 

(20)

 

(6)

 

26

 

 

Capital expenditures

$

422

 

$

497

 

$

786

 

$

404

 

$

2,109

 

 

$

306

 

$

307

 

$

325

 

$

938

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contributions from noncontrolling interests

$

4

 

$

28

 

$

 

$

4

 

$

36

 

 

$

2

 

$

2

 

$

1

 

$

5

 

 

Contributions in aid of construction

$

10

 

$

8

 

$

7

 

$

27

 

$

52

 

 

$

14

 

$

5

 

$

8

 

$

27

 

 

Proceeds from sale of businesses, net of cash divested

$

(2)

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

(2)

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

Proceeds from sale of partial interest in consolidated subsidiary

$

 

$

1,330

 

$

 

$

4

 

$

1,334

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

Proceeds from disposition of equity-method investments

$

 

$

485

 

$

 

$

 

$

485

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures

This news release and accompanying materials may include certain financial measures – Adjusted EBITDA, adjusted income (“earnings”), adjusted earnings per share, distributable cash flow 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. Management believes this measure provides investors meaningful insight into results from ongoing operations.

Distributable cash flow is defined as Adjusted EBITDA less maintenance capital expenditures, cash portion of net interest expense, income attributable to or dividends/ distributions paid to noncontrolling interests and cash income taxes, and certain other adjustments that management believes affects the comparability of results. Adjustments for maintenance capital expenditures and cash portion of interest expense include our proportionate share of these items of our equity-method investments. We also calculate the ratio of distributable cash flow to the total cash dividends paid (dividend coverage ratio). This measure reflects Williams’ distributable cash flow relative to its actual cash dividends paid.

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 distributable cash flow 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) from Continuing Operations Attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. to Adjusted Income

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations attributable to The

Williams Companies, Inc. available to common stockholders

$

194

 

$

310

 

$

220

 

$

138

 

$

862

 

 

$

(518)

 

$

303

 

$

308

 

$

93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations - diluted earnings

(loss) per common share (1)

$

.16

 

$

.26

 

$

.18

 

$

.11

 

$

.71

 

 

$

(.43)

 

$

.25

 

$

.25

 

$

.08

 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution pipeline project development costs

$

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

1

 

$

3

 

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

$

 

 

Northeast Supply Enhancement project development costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

6

 

 

Impairment of certain assets (2)

 

 

 

354

 

354

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

(9)

 

 

Reversal of costs capitalized in prior periods

 

15

 

 

1

 

16

 

 

 

 

10

 

10

 

 

Severance and related costs

 

22

 

14

 

3

 

39

 

 

1

 

1

 

(1)

 

1

 

 

Total Transmission & Gulf of Mexico adjustments

 

38

 

15

 

359

 

412

 

 

7

 

2

 

6

 

15

 

 

Northeast G&P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenses associated with new venture

3

 

6

 

1

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of early debt retirement gain at equity-method investment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5)

 

 

(5)

 

 

Share of impairment of certain assets at equity-method investment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

11

 

 

Pension plan settlement charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

 

 

 

10

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance and related costs

 

10

 

(3)

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Benefit of change in employee benefit policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(2)

 

(2)

 

(4)

 

 

Total Northeast G&P adjustments

3

 

16

 

(2)

 

10

 

27

 

 

1

 

(7)

 

9

 

3

 

 

West

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of certain assets

12

 

64

 

 

24

 

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pension plan settlement charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

1

 

 

Benefit of change in employee benefit policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(3)

 

 

Adjustment of gain on sale of Four Corners assets

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance and related costs

 

11

 

(1)

 

 

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total West adjustments

14

 

75

 

(1)

 

24

 

112

 

 

1

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(2)

 

 

Other

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustment of Transco’s regulatory asset for post-WPZ Merger

state deferred income tax change consistent with filed rate case

12

 

 

 

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Constitution pipeline project regulatory asset reversal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

 

8

 

 

Reversal of costs capitalized in prior periods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

3

 

 

Accrual for loss contingencies associated with former operations

 

 

9

 

(5)

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Severance and related costs

 

 

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total Other adjustments

12

 

 

9

 

(4)

 

17

 

 

 

 

11

 

11

 

 

Adjustments included in Modified EBITDA

29

 

129

 

21

 

389

 

568

 

 

9

 

(6)

 

24

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments below Modified EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

74

 

(2)

 

114

 

 

186

 

 

938

 

 

 

938

 

 

Impairment of goodwill (2)

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

187

 

 

Share of impairment of goodwill at equity-method investment

 

 

 

 

 

 

78

 

 

 

78

 

 

Adjustment of gain on deconsolidation of certain Permian assets

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss on deconsolidation of Constitution

 

 

 

27

 

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of equity-method investments

 

(122)

 

 

 

(122)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allocation of adjustments to noncontrolling interests

 

(1)

 

 

(210)

 

(211)

 

 

(65)

 

 

 

(65)

 

 

 

76

 

(125)

 

114

 

(183)

 

(118)

 

 

1,138

 

 

 

1,138

 

 

Total adjustments

105

 

4

 

135

 

206

 

450

 

 

1,147

 

(6)

 

24

 

1,165

 

 

Less tax effect for above items

(26)

 

(1)

 

(34)

 

(51)

 

(112)

 

 

(316)

 

8

 

1

 

(307)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted income from continuing operations available to

common stockholders

$

273

 

$

313

 

$

321

 

$

293

 

$

1,200

 

 

$

313

 

$

305

 

$

333

 

$

951

 

 

Adjusted income from continuing operations - diluted

earnings per common share (1)

$

.22

 

$

.26

 

$

.26

 

$

.24

 

$

.99

 

 

$

.26

 

$

.25

 

$

.27

 

$

.78

 

 

Weighted-average shares - diluted (thousands)

1,213,592

 

1,214,065

 

1,214,165

 

1,214,212

 

1,214,011

 

 

1,214,348

 

1,214,581

 

1,215,335

 

1,214,757

 

 

(1) 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.

 

(2) Our partners' $209 million share of the fourth-quarter 2019 impairment of the Constitution pipeline project and $65 million share of the first-quarter 2020 impairment of goodwill are reflected below in Allocation of adjustments to noncontrolling interests.

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions, except coverage ratios)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Williams Companies, Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of GAAP "Net Income (Loss)" to Non-GAAP "Modified EBITDA", "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Distributable cash flow"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

214

 

$

324

 

$

242

 

$

(66)

 

$

714

 

 

$

(570)

 

$

315

 

$

323

 

$

68

 

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

69

 

98

 

77

 

91

 

335

 

 

(204)

 

117

 

111

 

24

 

 

Interest expense

296

 

296

 

296

 

298

 

1,186

 

 

296

 

294

 

292

 

882

 

 

Equity (earnings) losses

(80)

 

(87)

 

(93)

 

(115)

 

(375)

 

 

(22)

 

(108)

 

(106)

 

(236)

 

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

187

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

74

 

(2)

 

114

 

 

186

 

 

938

 

 

 

938

 

 

Other investing (income) loss - net

(1)

 

(124)

 

(7)

 

25

 

(107)

 

 

(3)

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(6)

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

190

 

175

 

181

 

200

 

746

 

 

192

 

192

 

189

 

573

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

416

 

424

 

435

 

439

 

1,714

 

 

429

 

430

 

426

 

1,285

 

 

Accretion expense associated with asset retirement obligations for

nonregulated operations

9

 

8

 

8

 

8

 

33

 

 

10

 

7

 

10

 

27

 

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

 

15

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modified EBITDA

1,187

 

1,112

 

1,253

 

895

 

4,447

 

 

1,253

 

1,246

 

1,243

 

3,742

 

 

EBITDA adjustments

29

 

129

 

21

 

389

 

568

 

 

9

 

(6)

 

24

 

27

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

1,216

 

1,241

 

1,274

 

1,284

 

5,015

 

 

1,262

 

1,240

 

1,267

 

3,769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maintenance capital expenditures (1)

(93)

 

(130)

 

(128)

 

(113)

 

(464)

 

 

(52)

 

(83)

 

(144)

 

(279)

 

 

Preferred dividends

(1)

 

 

(1)

 

(1)

 

(3)

 

 

(1)

 

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

 

Net interest expense - cash portion (2)

(304)

 

(302)

 

(301)

 

(306)

 

(1,213)

 

 

(304)

 

(304)

 

(301)

 

(909)

 

 

Cash taxes

3

 

85

 

(2)

 

 

86

 

 

 

(2)

 

 

(2)

 

 

Dividends and distributions paid to noncontrolling interests

(41)

 

(27)

 

(20)

 

(36)

 

(124)

 

 

(44)

 

(54)

 

(49)

 

(147)

 

 

Distributable cash flow

$

780

 

$

867

 

$

822

 

$

828

 

$

3,297

 

 

$

861

 

$

797

 

$

772

 

$

2,430

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Common dividends paid

$

460

 

$

461

 

$

461

 

$

460

 

$

1,842

 

 

$

485

 

$

486

 

$

485

 

$

1,456

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coverage ratios:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributable cash flow divided by Common dividends paid

1.70

 

1.88

 

1.78

 

1.80

 

1.79

 

 

1.78

 

1.64

 

1.59

 

1.67

 

 

Net income (loss) divided by Common dividends paid

0.47

 

0.70

 

0.52

 

(0.14)

 

0.39

 

 

(1.18)

 

0.65

 

0.67

 

0.05

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Includes proportionate share of maintenance capital expenditures of equity-method investments.

 

(2) Includes proportionate share of interest expense of equity-method investments.

 

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

 

(UNAUDITED)

 

 

2019

 

2020

 

(Dollars in millions)

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

4th Qtr

Year

 

1st Qtr

2nd Qtr

3rd Qtr

Year

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

214

 

$

324

 

$

242

 

$

(66)

 

$

714

 

 

$

(570)

 

$

315

 

$

323

 

$

68

 

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

69

 

98

 

77

 

91

 

335

 

 

(204)

 

117

 

111

 

24

 

 

Interest expense

296

 

296

 

296

 

298

 

1,186

 

 

296

 

294

 

292

 

882

 

 

Equity (earnings) losses

(80)

 

(87)

 

(93)

 

(115)

 

(375)

 

 

(22)

 

(108)

 

(106)

 

(236)

 

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

 

 

 

 

187

 

 

 

187

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

74

 

(2)

 

114

 

 

186

 

 

938

 

 

 

938

 

 

Other investing (income) loss - net

(1)

 

(124)

 

(7)

 

25

 

(107)

 

 

(3)

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(6)

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method

investments

190

 

175

 

181

 

200

 

746

 

 

192

 

192

 

189

 

573

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

416

 

424

 

435

 

439

 

1,714

 

 

429

 

430

 

426

 

1,285

 

 

Accretion expense associated with asset retirement

obligations for nonregulated operations

9

 

8

 

8

 

8

 

33

 

 

10

 

7

 

10

 

27

 

 

(Income) loss from discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

 

15

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modified EBITDA

$

1,187

 

$

1,112

 

$

1,253

 

$

895

 

$

4,447

 

 

$

1,253

 

$

1,246

 

$

1,243

 

$

3,742

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

636

 

$

590

 

$

665

 

$

284

 

$

2,175

 

 

$

662

 

$

615

 

$

616

 

$

1,893

 

 

Northeast G&P

299

 

303

 

345

 

367

 

1,314

 

 

369

 

370

 

387

 

1,126

 

 

West

256

 

212

 

245

 

239

 

952

 

 

215

 

253

 

247

 

715

 

 

Other

(4)

 

7

 

(2)

 

5

 

6

 

 

7

 

8

 

(7)

 

8

 

 

Total Modified EBITDA

$

1,187

 

$

1,112

 

$

1,253

 

$

895

 

$

4,447

 

 

$

1,253

 

$

1,246

 

$

1,243

 

$

3,742

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments included in Modified EBITDA (1):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

 

$

38

 

$

15

 

$

359

 

$

412

 

 

$

7

 

$

2

 

$

6

 

$

15

 

 

Northeast G&P

3

 

16

 

(2)

 

10

 

27

 

 

1

 

(7)

 

9

 

3

 

 

West

14

 

75

 

(1)

 

24

 

112

 

 

1

 

(1)

 

(2)

 

(2)

 

 

Other

12

 

 

9

 

(4)

 

17

 

 

 

 

11

 

11

 

 

Total Adjustments included in Modified EBITDA

$

29

 

$

129

 

$

21

 

$

389

 

$

568

 

 

$

9

 

$

(6)

 

$

24

 

$

27

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transmission & Gulf of Mexico

$

636

 

$

628

 

$

680

 

$

643

 

$

2,587

 

 

$

669

 

$

617

 

$

622

 

$

1,908

 

 

Northeast G&P

302

 

319

 

343

 

377

 

1,341

 

 

370

 

363

 

396

 

1,129

 

 

West

270

 

287

 

244

 

263

 

1,064

 

 

216

 

252

 

245

 

713

 

 

Other

8

 

7

 

7

 

1

 

23

 

 

7

 

8

 

4

 

19

 

 

Total Adjusted EBITDA

$

1,216

 

$

1,241

 

$

1,274

 

$

1,284

 

$

5,015

 

 

$

1,262

 

$

1,240

 

$

1,267

 

$

3,769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) Adjustments by segment are detailed in the "Reconciliation of Income (Loss) from Continuing Operations Attributable to The Williams Companies, Inc. to Adjusted Income," which is also included in these materials.

 

Reconciliation of GAAP "Net Income (Loss)" to Non-GAAP "Modified EBITDA", "Adjusted EBITDA" and "Distributable Cash Flow"

 

 

2020 Guidance

 

(Dollars in millions, except per share amounts and coverage ratio)

Low

 

Mid

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

304

 

 

$

454

 

 

$

604

 

 

Provision (benefit) for income taxes

 

 

134

 

 

 

 

Interest expense

 

 

1,180

 

 

 

 

Equity (earnings) losses

 

 

(450)

 

 

 

 

Share of impairment of goodwill at equity-method investment

 

 

78

 

 

 

 

Impairment of equity-method investments

 

 

938

 

 

 

 

Impairment of goodwill

 

 

187

 

 

 

 

Proportional Modified EBITDA of equity-method investments

 

 

820

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses and accretion for asset retirement obligations associated with

nonregulated operations

 

 

1,750

 

 

 

 

Modified EBITDA

$

4,941

 

 

$

5,091

 

 

$

5,241

 

 

EBITDA Adjustments (1)

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

$

4,950

 

 

$

5,100

 

 

$

5,250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net interest expense - cash portion (2)

 

 

(1,215)

 

 

 

 

Maintenance capital expenditures (2)

(550)

 

 

(500)

 

 

(450)

 

 

Cash taxes

 

 

60

 

 

 

 

Dividends and distributions paid to noncontrolling interests and other

 

 

(195)

 

 

 

 

Distributable cash flow (DCF)

$

3,050

 

 

$

3,250

 

 

$

3,450

 

 

--Distributable cash flow per share (3)

$

2.50

 

 

$

2.67

 

 

$

2.83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends paid

 

 

(1,950)

 

 

 

 

Excess cash available after dividends

$

1,100

 

 

$

1,300

 

 

$

1,500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividend per share

 

 

$

1.60

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coverage ratio (Distributable cash flow / Dividends paid)

1.56x

 

1.67x

 

1.77x

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See 1Q 2020 "Reconciliation of Income (Loss) Attributable to Williams to Adjusted Income" for additional details of adjustments

 

(2) Includes proportionate share of equity-method investments

 

(3) Distributable cash flow / diluted weighted-average common shares of 1,218 million

 

Reconciliation of GAAP Net Income (Loss) to Non-GAAP Adjusted Income Available to Common Stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2020 Guidance

 

(Dollars in millions, except per-share amounts)

Low

 

Mid

 

High

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

304

 

 

$

454

 

 

$

604

 

 

Less: Net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests & preferred dividends

 

 

(25)

 

 

 

 

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

329

 

 

479

 

 

629

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustments included in Modified EBITDA (1)

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

Adjustments below Modified EBITDA (1)

 

 

1,203

 

 

 

 

Allocation of adjustments to noncontrolling interests (1)

 

 

(65)

 

 

 

 

Total adjustments

 

 

1,147

 

 

 

 

Less tax effect for above items

 

 

(316)

 

 

 

 

Adjusted income available to common stockholders

$

1,160

 

 

$

1,310

 

 

$

1,460

 

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per common share

$

0.95

 

 

$

1.08

 

 

$

1.20

 

 

Weighted-average shares - diluted (millions)

 

 

1,218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(1) See 1Q 2020 "Reconciliation of Income (Loss) Attributable to Williams to Adjusted Income" for additional details of adjustments

 

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The reports, filings, and other public announcements of The Williams Companies, Inc. (Williams) may contain or incorporate by reference statements that do not directly or exclusively relate to historical facts. Such statements are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (Securities Act), and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (Exchange Act). These forward-looking statements relate to anticipated financial performance, management’s plans and objectives for future operations, business prospects, outcome of regulatory proceedings, market conditions, and other matters. We make these forward-looking statements in reliance on the safe harbor protections provided under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this report that address activities, events, or developments that we expect, believe, or anticipate will exist or may occur in the future, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by various forms of words such as “anticipates,” “believes,” “seeks,” “could,” “may,” “should,” “continues,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “might,” “goals,” “objectives,” “targets,” “planned,” “potential,” “projects,” “scheduled,” “will,” “assumes,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “in-service date,” or other similar expressions. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s beliefs and assumptions and on information currently available to management and include, among others, statements regarding:

  • Levels of dividends to Williams stockholders;
  • Future credit ratings of Williams and its affiliates;
  • Amounts and nature of future capital expenditures;
  • Expansion and growth of our business and operations;
  • Expected in-service dates for capital projects;
  • Financial condition and liquidity;
  • Business strategy;
  • Cash flow from operations or results of operations;
  • Seasonality of certain business components;
  • Natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil prices, supply, and demand;
  • Demand for our services;
  • The impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Forward-looking statements are based on numerous assumptions, uncertainties, and risks that could cause future events or results to be materially different from those stated or implied in this report. Many of the factors that will determine these results are beyond our ability to control or predict. Specific factors that could cause actual results to differ from results contemplated by the forward-looking statements include, among others, the following:

  • Availability of supplies, market demand, and volatility of prices;
  • Development and rate of adoption of alternative energy sources;
  • The impact of existing and future laws and regulations, the regulatory environment, environmental liabilities, and litigation, as well as our ability to obtain necessary permits and approvals, and achieve favorable rate proceeding outcomes;
  • Our exposure to the credit risk of our customers and counterparties;
  • Our ability to acquire new businesses and assets and successfully integrate those operations and assets into existing businesses as well as successfully expand our facilities, and to consummate asset sales on acceptable terms;
  • Whether we are able to successfully identify, evaluate, and timely execute our capital projects and investment opportunities;
  • The strength and financial resources of our competitors and the effects of competition;
  • The amount of cash distributions from and capital requirements of our investments and joint ventures in which we participate;
  • Whether we will be able to effectively execute our financing plan;
  • Increasing scrutiny and changing expectations from stakeholders with respect to our environmental, social, and governance practices;
  • The physical and financial risks associated with climate change;
  • The impacts of operational and developmental hazards and unforeseen interruptions;
  • The risks resulting from outbreaks or other public health crises, including COVID-19;
  • Risks associated with weather and natural phenomena, including climate conditions and physical damage to our facilities;
  • Acts of terrorism, cybersecurity incidents, and related disruptions;
  • Our costs and funding obligations for defined benefit pension plans and other postretirement benefit plans;
  • Changes in maintenance and construction costs, as well as our ability to obtain sufficient construction-related inputs, including skilled labor;
  • Inflation, interest rates, and general economic conditions (including future disruptions and volatility in the global credit markets and the impact of these events on customers and suppliers);
  • Risks related to financing, including restrictions stemming from debt agreements, future changes in credit ratings as determined by nationally recognized credit rating agencies, and the availability and cost of capital;
  • The ability of the members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and other oil exporting nations to agree to and maintain oil price and production controls and the impact on domestic production;
  • Changes in the current geopolitical situation;
  • Whether we are able to pay current and expected levels of dividends;
  • Additional risks described in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Given the uncertainties and risk factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement, we caution investors not to unduly rely on our forward-looking statements. We disclaim any obligations to and do not intend to update the above list or announce publicly the result of any revisions to any of the forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments.

In addition to causing our actual results to differ, the factors listed above and referred to below may cause our intentions to change from those statements of intention set forth in this report. Such changes in our intentions may also cause our results to differ. We may change our intentions, at any time and without notice, based upon changes in such factors, our assumptions, or otherwise.

Because forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, we caution that there are important factors, in addition to those listed above, that may cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in the forward-looking statements. For a detailed discussion of those factors, see Part I, Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as filed with the SEC on February 24, 2020, as supplemented by the disclosure in Part II, Item 1A. Risk Factors in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020.

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INVESTOR CONTACTS:
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