SMLP Summit Midstream Partners
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 4, 2021
Summit Midstream Partners, LP
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
910 Louisiana Street, Suite 4200
Houston, TX 77002
(Address of principal executive office) (Zip Code)
(Registrants’ telephone number, including area code): (832) 413-4770
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)
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Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On March 4, 2021, Summit Midstream Partners, LP (the “Partnership,” “we” and “our”) issued a press release announcing its results of operations for the three months and year ended December 31, 2020. A copy of the press release is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.
The information furnished in this Item 2.02 shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “1934 Act”), and shall not be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, whether or not filed under the Securities Act of 1933 or the 1934 Act, regardless of any general incorporation language in such document.
Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures
In addition to reporting financial results in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"), the Partnership presents certain non-GAAP financial measures. Specifically, the Partnership presents adjusted EBITDA and distributable cash flow. We define adjusted EBITDA as net income or loss, plus interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization, our proportional adjusted EBITDA for equity method investees, adjustments related to MVC shortfall payments, adjustments related to capital reimbursement activity, unit-based and noncash compensation, impairments, items of income or loss that we characterize as unrepresentative of our ongoing operations and other noncash expenses or losses, less interest income, income tax benefit, income (loss) from equity method investees and other noncash income or gains. We define distributable cash flow as adjusted EBITDA plus cash interest received and cash taxes received, less cash interest paid, senior notes interest adjustment, adjusted Series A Preferred Units cash distribution, cash taxes paid and maintenance capital expenditures.
We exclude these items because they are considered unusual and not indicative of our ongoing operations. Our definitions of these non-GAAP financial measures may differ from the definitions of similar measures used by other companies, thereby diminishing the utility of these measures. Management uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Partnership’s financial performance. Furthermore, management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures may provide users of the Partnership’s financial statements with additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results of prior periods as they are expected to be reflective of our core ongoing business. These measures have limitations, and investors should not consider them in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Partnership’s results as reported under GAAP.
We do not provide the GAAP financial measures of net income or loss or net cash provided by operating activities on a forward-looking basis because we are unable to predict, without unreasonable effort, certain components thereof including, but not limited to, (i) income or loss from equity method investees and (ii) asset impairments. These items are inherently uncertain and depend on various factors, many of which are beyond our control. As such, any associated estimate and its impact on our GAAP performance and cash flow measures could vary materially based on a variety of acceptable management assumptions.
Reconciliations of GAAP to non-GAAP financial measures are included as attachments to the press release which has been posted to the “Investors” section of our website at www.summitmidstream.com.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Summit Midstream Partners, LP
Summit Midstream GP, LLC (its general partner)
March 4, 2021
/s/ Marc D. Stratton
Marc D. Stratton, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer