Green Plains Partners Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results

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Results for the Second Quarter of 2022

  • Net income of $10.5 million, or $0.44 per common unit
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $12.9 million and distributable cash flow of $11.3 million
  • Quarterly cash distribution increased to $0.45 per unit
  • Distribution coverage ratio of 1.06x; LTM distribution coverage ratio of 1.07x
  • Leverage ratio, net of cash; 0.82x Adjusted EBITDA

OMAHA, Neb., Aug. 02, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter of 2022. Net income attributable to the partnership was $10.5 million, or $0.44 per common unit, for the second quarter of 2022, compared with net income of $10.3 million, or $0.44 per common unit, for the same period in 2021.

The partnership also reported adjusted EBITDA of $12.9 million and distributable cash flow of $11.3 million for the second quarter of 2022, compared with adjusted EBITDA of $12.7 million and distributable cash flow of $11.2 million for the same period in 2021. Distribution coverage was 1.06x for the three months ended June 30, 2022.

“Green Plains Partners continues to achieve consistent returns,” said Todd Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We believe Green Plains’ ability to achieve higher throughput rates, as demonstrated in the second quarter, should benefit the partnership in future periods. As a result of consistent operations and low leverage, we felt confident in increasing the quarterly distribution for the fourth consecutive quarter.”

Second Quarter Highlights and Recent Developments

  • On July 21, 2022, the board of directors of the partnership’s general partner increased the quarterly cash distribution to $0.45 per unit, or approximately $10.7 million, for the second quarter of 2022. The distribution is payable on August 12, 2022, to unitholders of record at the close of business on August 5, 2022.

Results of Operations
Consolidated revenues for the three months ended June 30, 2022 were comparable with the same period for 2021. Operations and maintenance expenses decreased $0.1 million for the three months ended June 30, 2022, compared with the same period for 2021.

During the second quarter of 2022, Green Plains Inc.’s average production utilization rate was approximately 96.9% of capacity. Ethanol throughput was 232.5 million gallons, which exceeded the contracted minimum volume commitment. As a result, a prior period deficiency credit of $0.8 million was utilized toward the excess volume. Prior year credits of $0.6 million expired unused, leaving a cumulative balance of minimum volume deficiency credits available to Green Plains Trade as of June 30, 2022 of $3.8 million. If these credits are unused by Green Plains Trade, $1.9 million will expire on September 30, 2022, $0.8 million will expire on December 31, 2022, and $1.1 million will expire on March 31, 2023. These credits have been recognized in revenue by the partnership, and as such, future volumes throughput by Green Plains Trade in excess of the quarterly minimum volume commitment, up to the amount of these credits, will not be recognized in revenue in future periods prior to expiration.

(unaudited, in million gallons)

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2022   2021   % Var.   2022   2021   % Var. 
Product volumes (mmg)                   
Storage and throughput services 232.5   191.8   21.2%  429.7   370.8   15.9%
Terminal services:                   
Affiliate 27.7   21.6   28.2   55.0   40.0   37.5 
Non-affiliate 23.7   27.1   (12.5)  45.2   51.5   (12.2)
  51.4   48.7   5.5   100.2   91.5   9.5 
Railcar capacity billed (daily avg.) 74.5   69.4   7.3   72.1   71.2   1.3 

Liquidity and Capital Resources
Total liquidity as of June 30, 2022 consisted of $16.5 million in cash and cash equivalents. Total debt outstanding was $58.5 million, net of debt issuance costs of $0.5 million.

Conference Call Information
On August 2, 2022, Green Plains Partners LP and Green Plains Inc. will host a joint conference call at 11 a.m. Eastern time (10 a.m. Central time) to discuss second quarter 2022 financial and operating results for each company. To participate in the live call, please pre-register here. All registrants will receive dial-in information and a unique PIN. The company advises participants to call at least 10 minutes prior to the start time. Alternatively, the conference call, transcript and presentation will be accessible on Green Plains Partners’ website at

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow are supplemental financial measures used to assess the partnership’s financial performance. Management believes adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow provide investors useful information in assessing the partnership’s financial condition and results of operations. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, plus adjustments for transaction costs related to acquisitions or financing transactions, unit-based compensation expense, net gains or losses on asset sales and the partnership’s proportional share of EBITDA adjustments of our equity method investee. Distributable cash flow is defined as adjusted EBITDA less interest paid or payable, income taxes paid or payable, maintenance capital expenditures and the partnership’s proportionate share of distributable cash flow adjustments of our equity method investee. References to LTM refer to results from the immediately preceding twelve-month period. Adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow are not presented in accordance with U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and therefore should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP to analyze the partnership’s results.

About Green Plains Partners LP
Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) is a fee-based Delaware limited partnership formed by Green Plains Inc. to provide fuel storage and transportation services by owning, operating, developing and acquiring ethanol and fuel storage terminals, transportation assets and other related assets and businesses. For more information about Green Plains Partners, visit

About Green Plains Inc.
Green Plains Inc. (NASDAQ:GPRE) is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants. Green Plains is an innovative producer of ultra-high protein and novel ingredients for animal and aquaculture diets to help satisfy a growing global appetite for sustainable protein. The Company also owns a 48.9% limited partner interest and a 2.0% general partner interest in Green Plains Partners LP. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This news release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements reflect management’s current views, which are subject to risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to, anticipated financial and operating results, plans and objectives that are not historical in nature. These statements may be identified by words such as “believe,” “expect,” “may,” “should,” “will” and similar expressions. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied are discussed in Green Plains Partners’ reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this news release. Green Plains Partners assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements, except as required by law.

Consolidated Financial Results

(in thousands)

 June 30,
 December 31,
Current assets   
Cash and cash equivalents$16,527  $17,645 
Accounts receivable, including from affiliates 16,475   14,555 
Other current assets 1,216   845 
Total current assets 34,218   33,045 
Property and equipment, net 27,686   28,773 
Operating lease right-of-use assets 40,145   38,863 
Other assets 14,162   13,791 
Total assets$116,211  $114,472 
Current liabilities   
Accounts payable, including to affiliates$6,549  $4,954 
Operating lease current liabilities 12,330   12,108 
Other current liabilities 5,162   5,420 
Total current liabilities 24,041   22,482 
Long-term debt 58,502   59,467 
Asset retirement obligations 2,237   2,658 
Operating lease long-term liabilities 29,116   27,562 
Total liabilities 113,896   112,169 
Partners' equity 2,315   2,303 
Total liabilities and partners' equity$116,211  $114,472 

(unaudited, in thousands except per unit amounts)

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2022   2021   % Var.   2022   2021   % Var. 
Affiliate$18,742  $18,531   1.1% $36,837  $37,840   (2.7)%
Non-affiliate 912   1,170   (22.1)  1,917   2,267   (15.4)
Total revenues 19,654   19,701   (0.2)  38,754   40,107   (3.4)
Operating expenses           
Operations and maintenance (excluding depreciation and amortization reflected below) 6,160   6,238   (1.3)  11,725   11,992   (2.2)
General and administrative 925   1,059   (12.7)  2,110   2,260   (6.6)
Depreciation and amortization 823   795   3.5   1,721   1,682   2.3 
Total operating expenses 7,908   8,092   (2.3)  15,556   15,934   (2.4)
Operating income 11,746   11,609   1.2   23,198   24,173   (4.0)
Interest expense (1,384)  (1,411)  (1.9)  (2,623)  (3,339)  (21.4)
Income before income taxes and income from equity method investee 10,362   10,198   1.6   20,575   20,834   (1.2)
Income tax expense (39)  (68)  (42.6)  (77)  (152)  (49.3)
Income from equity method investee 196   168   16.7   371   343   8.2 
Net income$10,519  $10,298   2.1% $20,869  $21,025   (0.7)%
Net income attributable to partners' ownership interests:           
General partner$210  $206   1.9% $417  $421   (1.0)%
Limited partners - common unitholders 10,309   10,092   2.2   20,452   20,604   (0.7)
Earnings per limited partner unit (basic and diluted):           
Common units$0.44  $0.44   % $0.88  $0.89   (1.1)%
Weighted average limited partner units outstanding (basic and diluted):           
Common units 23,208   23,161     23,208   23,161   
Supplemental Revenues Data:           
Storage and throughput services$11,570  $11,564   0.1% $23,128  $23,825   (2.9)%
Railcar transportation services 5,119   4,795   6.8   9,771   9,837   (0.7)
Terminal services 2,036   2,218   (8.2)  4,120   4,260   (3.3)
Trucking and other 929   1,124   (17.3)  1,735   2,185   (20.6)
Total revenues$19,654  $19,701   (0.2)% $38,754  $40,107   (3.4)%

(unaudited, in thousands)

 Six Months Ended
June 30,
  2022   2021 
Cash flows from operating activities   
Net income$20,869  $21,025 
Noncash operating adjustments   
Depreciation and amortization 1,721   1,682 
Other (53)  1,075 
Net change in working capital (1,343)  379 
Net cash provided by operating activities 21,194   24,161 
Cash flows from investing activities   
Purchases of property and equipment (305)  (291)
Disposition of assets    27,500 
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities (305)  27,209 
Cash flows from financing activities   
Payments of distributions (20,976)  (5,684)
Net payments on long-term debt (1,031)  (46,834)
Net cash used in financing activities (22,007)  (52,518)
Net change in cash and cash equivalents (1,118)  (1,148)
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period 17,645   2,478 
Cash and cash equivalents, end of period$16,527  $1,330 

(unaudited, in thousands except ratios)

 Three Months Ended
June 30,
 Six Months Ended
June 30,
 LTM Ended
June 30,
  2022   2021   2022   2021   2022 
Net income$10,519  $10,298  $20,869  $21,025  $40,206 
Interest expense(1) 1,384   1,411   2,623   3,339   6,676 
Income tax expense 39   68   77   152   113 
Depreciation and amortization 823   795   1,721   1,682   3,776 
Transaction costs          5    
Unit-based compensation expense 60   80   119   159   239 
Proportional share of EBITDA adjustments of equity method investee(2) 45   50   90   94   180 
Adjusted EBITDA 12,870   12,702   25,499   26,456   51,190 
Interest paid or payable (1,384)  (1,411)  (2,623)  (3,339)  (5,676)
Income taxes paid or payable (39)  (68)  (77)  (152)  (113)
Maintenance capital expenditures (126)     (258)  (2)  (395)
Distributable cash flow(3)$11,321  $11,223  $22,541  $22,963  $45,006 
Distributions declared(4)$10,666  $2,844  $21,213  $5,686  $41,952 
Coverage ratio 1.06x   3.95x   1.06x   4.04x   1.07x 
Long-term debt        $58,502 
Less: Cash and cash equivalents         16,527 
Long-term debt, net of cash and cash equivalents        $41,975 
Adjusted EBITDA        $51,190 
Leverage ratio         0.82x 

(1) Interest expense for the last twelve months ended June 30, 2022 includes $1.0 million unamortized debt issuance costs written off upon extinguishment of debt.
(2) Represents the partnership’s proportional share of depreciation and amortization of its equity method investee.
(3) Distributable cash flow does not include adjustments for the principal payments on the term loan of $1.0 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022 and $4.2 million for the last twelve months ended June 30, 2022. Distributable cash flow does not include adjustments for the principal payments on the term loan of $9.3 million, of which $0.5 million relates to the Ord disposition, for the three months ended June 30, 2021, and $46.8 million, of which $27.5 million relates to the Ord disposition, for the six months ended June 30, 2021.
(4) Represents distributions declared for the applicable period and paid in the subsequent quarter.

Green Plains Contacts
Investors: Phil Boggs | Executive Vice President, Investor Relations | 402.884.8700 |
Media: Lisa Gibson | Communications Manager | 402.952.4971 |


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green plains partners lp provides fuel storage and transportation services in the united states. it acquires, owns, develops, and operates ethanol and fuel storage facilities, terminals, transportation assets, and other related assets and businesses. the company owns or leases 32 ethanol storage facilities and approximately 49 acres of land; and 7 fuel terminals in alabama, arkansas, louisiana, mississippi, kentucky, and oklahoma. it also owns and operates fleet of 19 trucks and tankers for transportation of ethanol and other products. green plains holdings llc serves as the general partner of the company. the company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in omaha, nebraska. green plains partners lp is a subsidiary of green plains inc.