CorEnergy Announces First Quarter 2019 Results

KANSAS CITY, Mo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (“CorEnergy” or the “Company”)
today announced financial results for the first quarter, ended March 31,
2019.

First Quarter Performance Summary

First quarter financial highlights are as follows:

    For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019
    Per Share
Total Basic     Diluted
Net Income (Attributable to Common Stockholders)1 $ 1,552,313 $ 0.12 $ 0.12
NAREIT Funds from Operations (NAREIT FFO)1 $ 7,063,434 $ 0.56 $ 0.56
Funds From Operations (FFO)1 $ 7,215,227 $ 0.57 $ 0.57
Adjusted Funds From Operations (AFFO)1 $ 13,036,877 $ 1.03 $ 0.96
Dividends Declared to Common Stockholders $ 0.75
 

1 Management uses AFFO as a measure of long-term sustainable
operational performance. NAREIT FFO, FFO, and AFFO are non-GAAP
measures. Reconciliations of NAREIT FFO, FFO and AFFO, as presented, to
Net Income Attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders are included at the
end of this press release. See Note 1 for additional information.

Recent Developments

  • Declared common stock dividend of $0.75 per share ($3.00 annualized)
    for the first quarter 2019, in line with the previous 14 quarterly
    dividends

Portfolio Update

Grand Isle Gathering System: CorEnergy
continues to work to overcome the refusal of the parent of the GIGS’
tenant to furnish the Company with certain financial statement
information. The tenant is required to provide this information under
the terms of its lease and CorEnergy is required to file it with the
SEC. The Company has taken legal steps to enforce the tenant’s
obligations under the lease and is engaged in dialogue with staff of the
SEC to attempt to limit the impact of these matters on the Company’s
ability to use its SEC registration statements.

Pinedale Liquids Gathering System: Ultra
Petroleum is forecasting a capital investment program between $320 and
$350 million for 2019 and is currently operating three rigs focused on
vertical well drilling. CorEnergy continues to receive participating
rents for Ultra Petroleum’s use of the Pinedale LGS.

Outlook

CorEnergy regularly assesses its ability to pay and grow its dividend to
common stockholders above the current $0.75 per quarter. The Company
targets long-term revenue growth of 1-3% annually from existing
contracts through inflation-based and participating rent adjustments and
additional growth from acquisitions. CorEnergy believes that a number of
actions can be taken to adequately offset the lost revenue from the sale
of the Portland Terminal, which could include a combination of i)
additional investments in revenue generating assets and / or ii)
deleveraging of the Company’s balance sheet through preferred equity and
convertible debt repurchases, at attractive prices. There can be no
assurance that any potential acquisition opportunities will result in
consummated transactions.

Dividend Declaration

Common Stock: A first quarter 2019 dividend
of $0.75 per share was declared for CorEnergy’s common stock. The
dividend is payable on May 31, 2019, to stockholders of record on May
17, 2019.

Preferred Stock: For the Company’s 7.375%
Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock, a cash dividend of
$0.4609375 per depositary share was declared. The preferred stock
dividend, which equates to an annual dividend payment of $1.84375 per
depositary share, is payable on May 31, 2019, to stockholders of record
on May 17, 2019.

As previously announced on April 24, 2019, due to the GIGS tenant’s
refusal to provide required financial statement information, the
Company’s ability to issue registered shares under the Dividend
Reinvestment Plan is impacted. As a result, the first quarter 2019
dividend will be paid entirely in cash.

First Quarter Earnings Call

CorEnergy will host a conference call on Thursday, May 2, 2019, at 1:00
p.m. Central Time to discuss its financial results. Please dial into the
call at 877-407-8035 (for international, 1-201-689-8035) approximately
five to ten minutes prior to the scheduled start time. The call will
also be webcast in a listen-only format. A link to the webcast will be
accessible at corenergy.reit.

A replay of the call will be available until 1:00 p.m. Central Time on
June 2, 2019, by dialing 877-481-4010 (for international,
1-919-882-2331). The Conference ID is 46787. A replay of the conference
call will also be available on the Company’s website.

About CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc. (NYSE: CORR, CORRPrA), is a real
estate investment trust (REIT) that owns critical energy assets, such as
pipelines, storage terminals, and transmission and distribution assets.
We receive long-term contracted revenue from operators of our assets,
primarily under triple-net participating leases. For more information,
please visit corenergy.reit.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains certain statements that may include
“forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the
Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, included
herein are “forward-looking statements.” Although CorEnergy believes
that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are
reasonable, they do involve assumptions, risks and uncertainties, and
these expectations may prove to be incorrect. Actual results could
differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking
statements as a result of a variety of factors, including those
discussed in CorEnergy’s reports that are filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission. You should not place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this
press release. Other than as required by law, CorEnergy does not assume
a duty to update any forward-looking statement. In particular, any
distribution paid in the future to our stockholders will depend on the
actual performance of CorEnergy, its costs of leverage and other
operating expenses and will be subject to the approval of CorEnergy’s
Board of Directors and compliance with leverage covenants.

Notes

1NAREIT FFO represents net income (computed in accordance
with GAAP), excluding gains (or losses) from sales of depreciable
operating property, impairment losses of depreciable properties, real
estate-related depreciation and amortization (excluding amortization of
deferred financing costs or loan origination costs) and other
adjustments for unconsolidated partnerships and non-controlling
interests. Adjustments for non-controlling interests are calculated on
the same basis. FFO as we have presented it here, is derived by further
adjusting NAREIT FFO for distributions received from investment
securities, income tax expense (benefit) from investment securities, net
distributions and other income and net realized and unrealized gain or
loss on other equity securities. CorEnergy defines AFFO as FFO Adjusted
for Securities Investment plus (gain) loss on extinguishment of debt,
provision for loan (gain) loss, net of tax, transaction costs,
amortization of debt issuance costs, amortization of deferred lease
costs, accretion of asset retirement obligation, non-cash costs
associated with derivative instruments, and certain costs of a
nonrecurring nature, less maintenance, capital expenditures (if any),
income tax (expense) benefit unrelated to securities investments,
amortization of debt premium, and other adjustments as deemed
appropriate by Management. Reconciliations of NAREIT FFO, FFO Adjusted
for Securities Investments and AFFO to Net Income Attributable to
CorEnergy Stockholders are included in the additional financial
information attached to this press release.

 
Consolidated Balance Sheets
       
March 31, 2019 December 31, 2018
Assets (Unaudited)
Leased property, net of accumulated depreciation of $91,821,871 and
$87,154,095
$ 393,571,456 $ 398,214,355
Property and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation of
$16,812,692 and $15,969,346
109,028,665 109,881,552
Financing notes and related accrued interest receivable, net of
reserve of $600,000 and $600,000
1,309,542 1,300,000
Note receivable 5,000,000
Cash and cash equivalents 59,361,398 69,287,177
Deferred rent receivable 27,391,780 25,942,755
Accounts and other receivables 3,959,607 5,083,243
Deferred costs, net of accumulated amortization of $1,456,855 and
$1,290,236
2,671,824 2,838,443
Prepaid expenses and other assets 964,616 668,584
Deferred tax asset, net 4,854,612 4,948,203
Goodwill 1,718,868   1,718,868
Total Assets $ 604,832,368   $ 624,883,180
Liabilities and Equity
Secured credit facilities, net of debt issuance costs of $197,686
and $210,891
$ 36,392,314 $ 37,261,109
Unsecured convertible senior notes, net of discount and debt
issuance costs of $603,150 and $1,180,729
69,572,850 112,777,271
Asset retirement obligation 8,067,335 7,956,343
Accounts payable and other accrued liabilities 6,384,900 3,493,490
Management fees payable 1,761,466 1,831,613
Income tax liability 69,492
Unearned revenue 6,405,203   6,552,049
Total Liabilities $ 128,653,560   $ 169,871,875
Equity
Series A Cumulative Redeemable Preferred Stock 7.375%, $125,493,175
and $125,555,675 liquidation preference ($2,500 per share, $0.001
par value), 10,000,000 authorized; 50,197 and 50,222 issued and
outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively
$ 125,493,175 $ 125,555,675
Capital stock, non-convertible, $0.001 par value; 12,808,341 and
11,960,225 shares issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and
December 31, 2018 (100,000,000 shares authorized)
12,808 11,960
Additional paid-in capital 349,570,656 320,295,969
Retained earnings 1,102,169   9,147,701
Total Equity 476,178,808   455,011,305
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 604,832,368   $ 624,883,180
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)
       
For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019 March 31, 2018
Revenue
Lease revenue $ 16,717,710 $ 17,591,859
Transportation and distribution revenue 4,871,582 3,952,979
Financing revenue 33,540    
Total Revenue 21,622,832   21,544,838  
Expenses
Transportation and distribution expenses 1,503,143 1,572,896
General and administrative 2,870,407 2,727,057
Depreciation, amortization and ARO accretion expense 5,645,096 6,289,330
Provision for loan losses   500,000  
Total Expenses 10,018,646   11,089,283  
Operating Income $ 11,604,186   $ 10,455,555  
Other Income (Expense)
Net distributions and other income $ 256,615 $ 3,951
Net realized and unrealized gain on other equity securities 13,966
Interest expense (2,507,294 ) (3,210,590 )
Loss on extinguishment of debt (5,039,731 )  
Total Other Expense (7,290,410 ) (3,192,673 )
Income before income taxes 4,313,776   7,262,882  
Taxes
Current tax expense (benefit) 353,744 (35,549 )
Deferred tax expense (benefit) 93,591   (409,277 )
Income tax expense (benefit), net 447,335   (444,826 )
Net Income attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders 3,866,441 7,707,708
Preferred dividend requirements 2,314,128   2,396,875  
Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders $ 1,552,313   $ 5,310,833  
 
Earnings Per Common Share:
Basic $ 0.12 $ 0.45
Diluted $ 0.12 $ 0.45
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding:
Basic 12,604,943 11,918,904
Diluted 12,604,943 11,918,904
Dividends declared per share $ 0.750 $ 0.750
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
       
For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019 March 31, 2018
Operating Activities
Net Income $ 3,866,441 $ 7,707,708
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by
operating activities:
Deferred income tax, net 93,591 (409,277 )
Depreciation, amortization and ARO accretion 5,943,528 6,642,875
Provision for loan losses 500,000
Loss on extinguishment of debt 5,039,731
Gain on sale of equipment (3,724 )
Net realized and unrealized gain on other equity securities (13,966 )
Changes in assets and liabilities:
Increase in deferred rent receivable (1,449,025 ) (1,700,101 )
Decrease in accounts and other receivables 1,123,636 802,961
Increase in financing note accrued interest receivable (9,542 )
Increase in prepaid expenses and other assets (296,032 ) (49,264 )
Increase (decrease) in management fee payable (70,147 ) 64,837
Increase in accounts payable and other accrued liabilities 2,891,410 2,102,656
Increase (decrease) in current income tax liability 69,492 (35,549 )
Decrease in unearned revenue (146,846 ) (1,862,534 )
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 17,056,237   $ 13,746,622  
Investing Activities
Purchases of property and equipment (15,335 ) (47,883 )
Proceeds from sale of property and equipment 11,499
Principal payment on note receivable 5,000,000    
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities $ 4,984,665   $ (36,384 )
Financing Activities
Debt financing costs (261,667 )
Repurchases of preferred stock (60,550 )
Cash paid for extinguishment of convertible notes (19,516,234 )
Dividends paid on Series A preferred stock (2,313,780 ) (2,396,875 )
Dividends paid on common stock (9,194,117 ) (8,626,668 )
Principal payments on secured credit facilities (882,000 ) (882,000 )
Net cash used in financing activities $ (31,966,681 ) $ (12,167,210 )
Net Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents $ (9,925,779 ) $ 1,543,028
Cash and Cash Equivalents at beginning of period 69,287,177   15,787,069  
Cash and Cash Equivalents at end of period $ 59,361,398   $ 17,330,097  
 
Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information
Interest paid $ 1,116,371 $ 705,228
Income taxes paid (net of refunds) (220,701 )
 
Non-Cash Financing Activities
Change in accounts payable and accrued expenses related to debt
financing costs
$ $ (252,694 )
Reinvestment of distributions by common stockholders in additional
common shares
403,831 310,204
Common stock issued upon exchange of convertible notes 28,869,509
 
 
NAREIT FFO, FFO Adjusted for Securities Investment and AFFO
Reconciliation (Unaudited)
    For the Three Months Ended
March 31, 2019     March 31, 2018
Net Income attributable to CorEnergy Stockholders $ 3,866,441 $ 7,707,708
Less:
Preferred Dividend Requirements 2,314,128   2,396,875
Net Income attributable to Common Stockholders $ 1,552,313 $ 5,310,833
Add:
Depreciation 5,511,121   6,138,419
NAREIT funds from operations (NAREIT FFO) $ 7,063,434 $ 11,449,252
Add:
Distributions received from investment securities 256,615 3,951
Less:
Net distributions and other income 256,615 3,951
Net realized and unrealized gain on other equity securities 13,966
Income tax (expense) benefit from investment securities (151,793 ) 21,487
Funds from operations adjusted for securities investments (FFO) $ 7,215,227 $ 11,413,799
Add:
Loss on extinguishment of debt 5,039,731
Provision for loan losses, net of tax 500,000
Transaction costs 53,970 32,281
Amortization of debt issuance costs 298,432 353,544
Amortization of deferred lease costs 22,983 22,983
Accretion of asset retirement obligation 110,992 127,928
Less:
Income tax (expense) benefit (295,542 ) 423,339
Adjusted funds from operations (AFFO) $ 13,036,877   $ 12,027,196
 
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding:
Basic 12,604,943 11,918,904
Diluted 15,042,567 15,373,450
NAREIT FFO attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic $ 0.56 $ 0.96
Diluted (1) $ 0.56 $ 0.89
FFO attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic $ 0.57 $ 0.96
Diluted (1) $ 0.57 $ 0.89
AFFO attributable to Common Stockholders
Basic $ 1.03 $ 1.01
Diluted (2) $ 0.96 $ 0.91

(1)

 

Diluted per share calculations include dilutive adjustments for
convertible note interest expense, discount amortization and
deferred debt issuance amortization.

(2)

Diluted per share calculations include a dilutive adjustment
for convertible note interest expense.

 

Contacts

CorEnergy Infrastructure Trust, Inc.
Investor Relations
Lesley
Schorgl, 877-699-CORR (2677)
info@corenergy.reit

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