National Fuel Reports Third Quarter Earnings and Provides Preliminary Guidance for Fiscal 2021

Thursday, 06. August 2020 23:20

WILLIAMSVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- National Fuel Gas Company (“National Fuel” or the “Company”) (NYSE:NFG) today announced consolidated results for the third quarter of its 2020 fiscal year and for the nine months ended June 30, 2020.

FISCAL 2020 THIRD QUARTER SUMMARY

  • GAAP earnings of $41.3 million, or $0.47 per share, which includes a $13.2 million after-tax impairment of oil and gas properties, compared to GAAP net income of $63.8 million, or $0.73 per share, in the prior year
  • Adjusted operating results of $50.0 million, or $0.57 per share, compared to $61.8 million, or $0.71 per share, in the prior year (see non-GAAP reconciliation on page 2)
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $171.9 million compared to $182.9 million in the prior year (non-GAAP reconciliation on page 24)
  • Pipeline & Storage Adjusted EBITDA of $50.5 million, an increase of 35% from the prior year, driven primarily by the successful resolution of a National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation rate proceeding, and reduced O&M expense
  • E&P segment net production of 56.0 Bcfe, an increase of 1.3 Bcfe from the prior year
  • 7.3 Bcf of price-related natural gas curtailments due to sustained low Appalachian pricing
  • Average natural gas prices, after the impact of hedging, of $1.92 per Mcf, down $0.44 per Mcf from the prior year
  • Average oil prices, after the impact of hedging, of $50.70 per Bbl, down $12.22 per Bbl from the prior year
  • Gathering Adjusted EBITDA of $27.8 million, largely unchanged from the prior year despite the impact of price-related curtailments

MANAGEMENT COMMENTS ON THIRD QUARTER RESULTS

David P. Bauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Fuel Gas Company, stated: “The benefits of our integrated, diversified business model are evident as we move through fiscal 2020, with strong results from our rate-regulated subsidiaries providing an important measure of stability in the face of commodity price headwinds.  To the latter point, our Exploration and Production segment activity level dropped to a single rig in mid-June and we continue to voluntarily curtail a portion of our Appalachian spot market volumes, which we anticipate will continue while low prices persist through the remainder of the summer.

Turning to fiscal 2021, as we integrate our recently-closed, highly-accretive Appalachian acquisition into our longer-term plans, we expect our Upstream and Gathering operations to immediately generate significant free cash flow. Additionally, we have line of sight on meaningful growth in our Pipeline & Storage business, driven largely by near-term expansion and modernization projects, including our Empire North project which we expect to come online in the next few months.  Overall, National Fuel is well-positioned to grow our earnings and cash flows, maintain the strength of our balance sheet, and generate strong returns for our shareholders in the years ahead.”

RECONCILIATION OF GAAP EARNINGS TO ADJUSTED OPERATING RESULTS

        
 Three Months Ended  Nine Months Ended
  June 30,  June 30,
(in thousands except per share amounts)2020 2019 2020 2019
Reported GAAP Earnings$41,250  $63,753  $21,773  $257,009 
Items impacting comparability:       
Impairment of oil and gas properties (E&P)18,236    195,997   
Tax impact of impairment of oil and gas properties(4,986)   (53,489)  
Deferred tax valuation allowance as of March 31, 2020    56,770   
Remeasurement of deferred income taxes under 2017 Tax Reform      (5,000)
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness (E&P)  (1,020)   (783)
Tax impact of mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness  214    164 
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments (Corporate / All Other)(5,639) (1,420) 794  1,096 
Tax impact of unrealized (gain) loss on other investments1,184  298  (167) (230)
Adjusted Operating Results$50,045  $61,825  $221,678  $252,256 
        
Reported GAAP Earnings Per Share$0.47  $0.73  $0.25  $2.96 
Items impacting comparability:       
Impairment of oil and gas properties, net of tax (E&P)0.15    1.63   
Deferred tax valuation allowance as of March 31, 2020    0.65   
Remeasurement of deferred income taxes under 2017 Tax Reform      (0.06)
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness, net of tax (E&P)  (0.01)   (0.01)
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments, net of tax (Corporate / All Other)(0.05) (0.01) 0.01  0.01 
Rounding      0.01 
Adjusted Operating Results Per Share$0.57  $0.71  $2.54  $2.91 

SALE OF TIMBER PROPERTIES

The Company has executed a purchase and sale agreement to divest substantially all of its Pennsylvania timber assets for approximately $116 million, subject to customary closing adjustments.  The transaction is expected to close on or before November 1, 2020.  The Company intends to use the proceeds from this sale to complete the permanent financing of its recently-closed Appalachian acquisition.

DISCUSSION OF GUIDANCE UPDATE

National Fuel is revising its fiscal 2020 earnings guidance to reflect the impact of revised commodity price assumptions for the balance of the fiscal year, projected price-related Appalachian production curtailments, and the results of the fiscal third quarter. The Company is now projecting that earnings, excluding items impacting comparability, will be within the range of $2.75 to $2.85 per share.

The Company is assuming that NYMEX natural gas prices will average $1.85 per MMBtu for the remainder of fiscal 2020, down $0.20 per MMBtu from the previous guidance. Based on current forward differentials between NYMEX and regional spot prices for natural gas, the Company is assuming that its remaining approximately 6 Bcf of fiscal 2020 Appalachian production volumes exposed to the spot market will be curtailed.  Taking into account these assumed curtailments, as well as the Company’s 7.3 Bcf of natural gas curtailments in the third fiscal quarter, the Company is decreasing its production guidance range to 240 to 245 Bcfe for fiscal 2020. Additionally, the Company is now assuming that WTI oil prices will average $40.00 per barrel (Bbl) for the remainder of fiscal 2020, an increase of $17.50 per Bbl from the $22.50 assumed in the previous guidance.  The Company’s other guidance assumptions remain largely unchanged from the previous guidance.

The Company is also initiating preliminary guidance for fiscal 2021.  National Fuel is projecting that its fiscal 2021 earnings will be within a range of $3.40 to $3.70 per share, or $3.55 per share at the midpoint of the range, an increase of approximately 27% from the midpoint of the Company’s updated fiscal 2020 guidance range. The Company’s fiscal 2021 earnings projections are being driven largely by an increase in Seneca’s forecasted natural gas production and the associated impact on Gathering segment revenues resulting from the Company’s recent Appalachian acquisition, as well as the expected commencement of full service on the Company’s Empire North project in late fiscal 2020. 

Seneca’s fiscal 2021 net production is expected to be in the range of 305 to 335 Bcfe, an increase of 77.5 Bcf versus fiscal 2020.  This expected increase is driven by the aforementioned acquisition, which includes significant flowing natural gas production, all of which will be gathered by Company-owned facilities.  As a result, the Company expects Gathering segment revenues to be in the range of $185 million to $200 million, an increase of $50 million from the midpoint of the Company’s fiscal 2020 guidance. 

In addition, the Company is projecting its natural gas price realizations after hedging to increase by approximately $0.10 per Mcf from its estimated fiscal 2020 realizations, driven in large part by higher expected NYMEX and regional spot prices for natural gas.  Through physical firm sales contracts in place with third parties, as well as its firm transport capacity, Seneca currently has secured marketing outlets for 278 Bcf, or approximately 91%, of its projected fiscal 2021 Appalachian production. Approximately 202 Bcf of these sales, or 66% of the Company’s projected fiscal 2021 Appalachian production, are either matched with a financial hedge, including a combination of swaps and no cost collars, or were entered into at a fixed price. 

As a result of the Company’s increased production base, as well as the highly synergistic nature of the Company’s Appalachian acquisition, fiscal 2021 Exploration and Production segment operating costs are expected to be reduced by approximately $0.10 per Mcfe based on the midpoint of the respective LOE, G&A, and DD&A guidance ranges.

Based on the Company’s current activity level, which includes a single drilling rig and completion crew in Appalachia and reduced activity in California, the Exploration and Production segment’s fiscal 2021 capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $290 million to $330 million, a $75 million reduction versus fiscal 2020 at the midpoint.  Gathering segment capital expenditures are expected to be $30 million to $40 million in fiscal 2021, a decline of $30 million at the midpoint.

Pipeline and Storage segment capital expenditures are expected to be in the range of $250 million to $300 million.  The $100 million increase at the midpoint of the range is due primarily to spending on the recently-certificated $280 million FM100 expansion and modernization project that is expected to add approximately $50 million in annualized revenues and is anticipated to be placed in service in late calendar 2021.  Utility segment capital expenditures are expected to be modestly increased as compared to fiscal 2020 at $90 million to $100 million as the Company continues to invest in the modernization of its gas distribution systems, and expects a return to spending levels in fiscal 2021 consistent with those experienced prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In total, the Company’s consolidated capital expenditures in fiscal 2021 are expected to be in a range of $660 million to $770 million, essentially flat versus fiscal 2020 at the midpoint of the respective ranges.

Additional details on the Company's updated forecast assumptions and business segment guidance for fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021 are outlined in the table on page 8.

MANAGEMENT COMMENTS ON COMPANY’S COVID-19 RESPONSE

Mr. Bauer added: “During these unprecedented times, the safety and well-being of our workforce, customers, and communities in which we operate is our top priority.  We continue to support our employees through a number of initiatives, including providing a safe work environment, offering flexible work arrangements to meet the child care needs of our employees, and the avoidance of workforce reductions and furloughs.  While National Fuel, like so many companies across the globe, has encountered new challenges in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic, I am proud to say that, to date, the Company has not experienced significant operational or financial impacts during this crisis – a testament to the diligence and commitment of our approximately 2,100 employees, who continue to meet and exceed the challenges of this ‘new normal'. 

Furthermore, with operations that span the entirety of the natural gas value chain, we see firsthand the critical role that our business, and the energy industry, plays in meeting the daily needs of our communities – producing, gathering, transporting, and ultimately delivering critical low-cost energy supplies to the homes that have become our offices, schools, and gyms, and the manufacturing facilities that produce our food, supplies, and personal protective equipment.”

DISCUSSION OF THIRD QUARTER RESULTS BY SEGMENT  

The following earnings discussion of each operating segment for the quarter ended June 30, 2020 is summarized in a tabular form on pages 9 and 10 of this report (earnings drivers for the nine months ended June 30, 2020 are summarized on pages 11 and 12).  It may be helpful to refer to those tables while reviewing this discussion.  As of the quarter ended September 30, 2019, the Company is no longer reporting the Energy Marketing operations as a reportable segment.  The Energy Marketing operations have been included in the All Other category in the disclosures and tables that follow below.  Prior year segment information has been restated to reflect this change in presentation.

Note that management defines Adjusted Operating Results as reported GAAP earnings adjusted for items impacting comparability, and Adjusted EBITDA as reported GAAP earnings before the following items: interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, other income and deductions, impairments, and other items reflected in operating income that impact comparability.

Upstream Business

Exploration and Production Segment

The Exploration and Production segment operations are carried out by Seneca Resources Company, LLC ("Seneca").  Seneca explores for, develops and produces natural gas and oil reserves, primarily in Pennsylvania and California.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30,
(in thousands)2020 2019 Variance
GAAP Earnings$(6,434) $26,512  $(32,946)
Impairment of oil and gas properties, net of tax13,250    13,250 
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness, net of tax  (806) 806 
Adjusted Operating Results$6,816  $25,706  $(18,890)
      
Adjusted EBITDA$64,780  $88,175  $(23,395)

Seneca’s third quarter GAAP earnings decreased $32.9 million versus the prior year, which includes the impact of a non-cash, pre-tax impairment of Seneca’s oil and natural gas reserves. 

During the third quarter, Seneca recorded a non-cash, pre-tax impairment charge of $18.2 million ($13.2 million after-tax) to write-down the value of Seneca’s oil and natural gas reserves under the full cost method of accounting. The full cost method of accounting requires that Seneca perform a quarterly “ceiling test” to compare the present value of future revenues from its oil and natural gas reserves based on an unweighted arithmetic average of the first day of the month oil and gas prices for each month within the 12-month period prior to the end of the reporting period (“the ceiling”) with the book value of those reserves at the balance sheet date.  If the book value of the reserves exceeds the ceiling, a non-cash impairment charge must be recorded in order to reduce the book value of the reserves to the calculated ceiling.  It is anticipated that the current low commodity price environment will lead to significant non-cash impairments during the fourth quarter of fiscal 2020 and likely in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 as well. 

Excluding this item, as well as the net impact of non-cash mark-to-market adjustments recorded in the prior year relating to hedge ineffectiveness (see table above), Seneca’s third quarter earnings decreased $18.9 million as the positive impacts of higher production and lower operating expenses were more than offset by the negative impacts of lower realized natural gas and crude oil prices and higher interest expense.

Seneca produced 56.0 Bcfe during the third quarter, an increase of 1.3 Bcfe, or 2%, from the prior year. Despite approximately 7.3 Bcf of price-related curtailments, natural gas production increased 1.3 Bcf, or 2%, due primarily to production from new Marcellus and Utica wells in Appalachia. Net production increased 3.2 Bcf to 27.0 Bcf in Seneca’s Western Development Area ("WDA"), primarily due to the ongoing development program in the region. Net production decreased 1.9 Bcf to 25.1 Bcf in the Eastern Development Area ("EDA"), primarily due to natural declines in the EDA-Tioga area, partly offset by higher production in the EDA-Lycoming area where increased production from new pads exceeded price-related curtailments.  Oil production for the third quarter increased 8,000 Bbls, or 1%, from the prior year as new production continues to come on-line from Seneca’s development of the Pioneer assets in the Midway Sunset area of California, as well as the Coalinga assets.

Seneca's average realized natural gas price, after the impact of hedging and transportation costs, was $1.92 per Mcf, a decrease of $0.44 per Mcf from the prior year. This decline was largely due to lower NYMEX prices and lower spot pricing at local sales points in Pennsylvania. Seneca's average realized oil price, after the impact of hedging, was $50.70 per Bbl, a decrease of $12.22 per Bbl compared to the prior year.  The decline in oil price realizations was due primarily to lower market prices for crude oil during the quarter and reduced price differentials at local sales points in California.

Lease operating and transportation (“LOE”) expense decreased $1.6 million primarily due to a decline in well repairs, workover activity and steam fuel costs in California, partly offset by higher transportation costs in Appalachia due to increased production.  LOE expense includes the fees paid to the Company’s Gathering segment for gathering and compression services used to connect Seneca’s Marcellus and Utica production to sales points along interstate pipelines.  Depreciation, depletion and amortization (“DD&A”) expense decreased $0.7 million due largely to the ceiling test impairment recorded in the second quarter, partially offset by higher production. Seneca’s general and administrative (“G&A”) expense decreased $1.7 million despite a modest increase in production primarily due to lower personnel costs. On a unit of production basis, G&A, LOE and DD&A expenses during the quarter collectively decreased $0.11 per Mcfe, or 6% decrease, on combined G&A, LOE and DD&A expenses during the quarter.

Midstream Businesses

Pipeline and Storage Segment

The Pipeline and Storage segment’s operations are carried out by National Fuel Gas Supply Corporation (“Supply Corporation”) and Empire Pipeline, Inc. (“Empire”).  The Pipeline and Storage segment provides natural gas transportation and storage services to affiliated and non-affiliated companies through an integrated system of pipelines and underground natural gas storage fields in western New York and Pennsylvania.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30,
(in thousands)2020 2019 Variance
GAAP Earnings$22,623 $15,792 $6,831
      
Adjusted EBITDA$50,511 $37,328 $13,183

The Pipeline and Storage segment’s third quarter GAAP earnings increased $6.8 million versus the prior year primarily driven by higher operating revenues and lower operation and maintenance (“O&M”) expenses, partially offset by higher DD&A expense.  The increase in operating revenues of $8.8 million, or 13%, was largely due to an increase in Supply Corporation's transportation and storage rates effective February 1, 2020, in accordance with Supply Corporation's rate case settlement, coupled with new demand charges for transportation service from Supply Corporation's Line N to Monaca expansion project, which was placed in service on November 1, 2019.  O&M expense decreased $4.8 million primarily due to lower compressor and facility maintenance costs, lower pipeline integrity costs and lower personnel costs.  The increase in DD&A expense of $3.2 million was primarily attributable to an increase in Supply Corporation's depreciation rates associated with its rate case settlement.

Gathering Segment

The Gathering segment’s operations are carried out by National Fuel Gas Midstream Company, LLC’s limited liability companies. The Gathering segment constructs, owns and operates natural gas gathering pipelines and compression facilities in the Appalachian region, which currently deliver Seneca’s gross Appalachian production to the interstate pipeline system.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30,
(in thousands)2020 2019 Variance
GAAP Earnings$15,239 $14,638 $601 
      
Adjusted EBITDA$27,844 $27,852 $(8)

The Gathering segment’s third quarter GAAP earnings increased $0.6 million versus the prior year. The increase was primarily driven by higher operating revenues and the impact of a lower effective income tax rate, which were partially offset by higher O&M expense.  Operating revenues increased $0.4 million primarily due to a 0.6 Bcf increase in gathered volumes from Seneca’s Appalachian natural gas production. The reduction in the Gathering segment's effective tax rate was primarily due to deferred state tax adjustments that reduced income tax expense in the current quarter.  The $0.4 million increase in O&M expense was due to an increase in compressor facility and maintenance activity during the current quarter.

Downstream Businesses

Utility Segment

The Utility segment operations are carried out by National Fuel Gas Distribution Corporation (“Distribution”), which sells or transports natural gas to customers located in western New York and northwestern Pennsylvania.

 Three Months Ended
 June 30,
(in thousands)2020 2019 Variance
GAAP Earnings$6,254 $7,362 $(1,108)
      
Adjusted EBITDA$30,214 $33,163 $(2,949)

The Utility segment’s third quarter GAAP earnings decreased $1.1 million over the prior year primarily due to higher O&M expense, partially offset by higher customer margin (operating revenues less purchased gas sold). The $4.5 million increase in O&M expense was primarily attributable to two factors.  First, the Company’s response to COVID-19 increased expenditures on personal protective equipment and led to a higher share of personnel costs allocated to operating expense due to reduced capital expenditure-related activities resulting from governmental pandemic restrictions.  Additionally, the Company recorded incremental expense to increase its allowance for uncollectible accounts due to the potential for future customer non-payment resulting from the current economic backdrop.  The increase in customer margin was due primarily to colder weather in Distribution's Pennsylvania service territory and higher revenues earned through the Company’s system modernization tracking mechanism in New York, which allows for the timely recovery of system modernization investments in Distribution’s New York service territory.  These positive items were partially offset by the impact of adjustments related to regulatory rate and cost recovery mechanisms subject to annual reconciliation.  Weather in Distribution's Pennsylvania service territory was 19% colder on average than last year, resulting in an increase in residential and transportation customer throughput and revenues. The impact of weather variations on earnings in Distribution's New York service territory is largely mitigated by that jurisdiction's weather normalization clause.

Corporate and All Other

The Company’s operations that are included in Corporate and All Other, which now include the Company’s energy marketing business, generated combined earnings of $3.6 million in the current year third quarter, which was a $4.2 million increase from a combined loss of $0.6 million generated in the prior-year third quarter.  The increase in earnings was driven primarily by higher unrealized gains on investment securities and higher energy marketing margins quarter over quarter, partially offset by higher interest expense.  The increase in interest expense was mainly due to short-term borrowings from the Company's committed credit facility and uncommitted lines of credit during the current year third quarter.

EARNINGS TELECONFERENCE

The Company will host a conference call on Friday, August 7, 2020, at 11 a.m. Eastern Time to discuss this announcement.  Pre-registration is required to access the teleconference by phone in a listen-only mode by following this link:  http://www.directeventreg.com/registration/event/9086223.  To access the webcast, visit the Events Calendar under the News & Events page on the NFG Investor Relations website at investor.nationalfuelgas.com.  A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours following the teleconference at the same website link and by phone (toll-free) at 800-585-8367 using conference ID number “9086223”.  Both the webcast and conference call replay will be available until the close of business on Friday, August 14, 2020.

National Fuel is an integrated energy company reporting financial results for four operating segments: Exploration and Production, Pipeline and Storage, Gathering, and Utility.  Additional information about National Fuel is available at www.nationalfuelgas.com

 

Certain statements contained herein, including statements identified by the use of the words “anticipates,” “estimates,” “expects,” “forecasts,” “intends,” “plans,” “predicts,” “projects,” “believes,” “seeks,” “will,” “may” and similar expressions, and statements which are other than statements of historical facts, are “forward-looking statements” as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results or outcomes to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements. The Company’s expectations, beliefs and projections contained herein are expressed in good faith and are believed to have a reasonable basis, but there can be no assurance that such expectations, beliefs or projections will result or be achieved or accomplished. In addition to other factors, the following are important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements:  the Company's ability to successfully integrate acquired assets, including Shell's upstream assets and midstream gathering assets in Pennsylvania, and achieve expected cost synergies; impairments under the SEC’s full cost ceiling test for natural gas and oil reserves; changes in the price of natural gas or oil; the length and severity of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, including its impacts across our businesses on demand, operations, global supply chains and liquidity; changes in economic conditions, including global, national or regional recessions, and their effect on the demand for, and customers’ ability to pay for, the Company’s products and services; the creditworthiness or performance of the Company’s key suppliers, customers and counterparties; financial and economic conditions, including the availability of credit, and occurrences affecting the Company’s ability to obtain financing on acceptable terms for working capital, capital expenditures and other investments, including any downgrades in the Company’s credit ratings and changes in interest rates and other capital market conditions; changes in laws, regulations or judicial interpretations to which the Company is subject, including those involving derivatives, taxes, safety, employment, climate change, other environmental matters, real property, and exploration and production activities such as hydraulic fracturing; delays or changes in costs or plans with respect to Company projects or related projects of other companies, including disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as difficulties or delays in obtaining necessary governmental approvals, permits or orders or in obtaining the cooperation of interconnecting facility operators; the Company's ability to complete planned strategic transactions; governmental/regulatory actions, initiatives and proceedings, including those involving rate cases (which address, among other things, target rates of return, rate design and retained natural gas), environmental/safety requirements, affiliate relationships, industry structure, and franchise renewal; changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil sold at different geographic locations, and the effect of such changes on commodity production, revenues and demand for pipeline transportation capacity to or from such locations; the impact of  information technology disruptions, cybersecurity or data security breaches; factors affecting the Company’s ability to successfully identify, drill for and produce economically viable natural gas and oil reserves, including among others geology, lease availability, title disputes, weather conditions, shortages, delays or unavailability of equipment and services required in drilling operations, insufficient gathering, processing and transportation capacity, the need to obtain governmental approvals and permits, and compliance with environmental laws and regulations; increasing health care costs and the resulting effect on health insurance premiums and on the obligation to provide other post-retirement benefits; other changes in price differentials between similar quantities of natural gas or oil having different quality, heating value, hydrocarbon mix or delivery date; the cost and effects of legal and administrative claims against the Company or activist shareholder campaigns to effect changes at the Company; uncertainty of oil and gas reserve estimates; significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual production levels for natural gas or oil; changes in demographic patterns and weather conditions; changes in the availability, price or accounting treatment of derivative financial instruments; changes in laws, actuarial assumptions, the interest rate environment and the return on plan/trust assets related to the Company’s pension and other post-retirement benefits, which can affect future funding obligations and costs and plan liabilities; economic disruptions or uninsured losses resulting from major accidents, fires, severe weather, natural disasters, terrorist activities or acts of war; significant differences between the Company’s projected and actual capital expenditures and operating expenses; or increasing costs of insurance, changes in coverage and the ability to obtain insurance. The Company disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date thereof.


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GUIDANCE SUMMARY

As discussed on page 2, the Company is revising its earnings guidance for fiscal 2020 and initiating preliminary guidance for fiscal 2021.  Additional details on the Company's forecast assumptions and business segment guidance for fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021 are outlined in the table below.

While the Company expects to incur an additional ceiling test impairment charge in the quarter ended September 30, 2020 and likely in the first quarter of fiscal 2021 as well, the amount of these charges is not reasonably determinable at this time. The amount of any ceiling test charge is determined at the end of the applicable quarter and will depend on many factors, including additions to or subtractions from proved reserves, fluctuations in oil and gas prices, and income tax effects related to the differences between the book and tax basis of the Company’s oil and gas properties. Some or all of these factors are likely to be significant. Because the expected ceiling test impairment charges and other potential items impacting comparability are not reasonably determinable at this time, the Company is unable to provide earnings guidance other than on a non-GAAP basis that excludes these items.

 Updated FY 2020 Guidance Preliminary FY 2021 Guidance
Consolidated Earnings per Share, excluding items impacting comparability$2.75 to $2.85 $3.40 to $3.70
Consolidated Effective Tax Rate~ 26%  ~ 26%
    
Capital Expenditures (Millions)   
  Exploration and Production$375 - $395 $290 - $330
  Pipeline and Storage$165 - $185 $250 - $300
  Gathering$60 - $70 $30 - $40
  Utility$80 - $90 $90 - $100
  Consolidated Capital Expenditures$680 - $740 $660 - $770
    
Exploration & Production Segment Guidance   
    
  Commodity Price Assumptions   
  NYMEX natural gas price$1.85 /MMBtu $2.65 /MMBtu
  Appalachian basin spot price (winter I summer) (1)  $2.25 /MMBtu | $2.00 /MMBtu
  NYMEX (WTI) crude oil price$40.00 /Bbl $42.50 /Bbl
  California oil price premium (% of WTI)95% 95%
    
  Production (Bcfe)   
  East Division - Appalachia224 to 229 290 to 320
  West Division - California~ 16 ~ 15
  Total Production (1)240 to 245 305 to 335
    
  E&P Operating Costs ($/Mcfe)   
  LOE$0.84 - $0.87 $0.83 - $0.85
  G&A$0.26 - $0.27 $0.21 - $0.23
  DD&A$0.70 - $0.74 $0.65 - $0.70
    
Other Business Segment Guidance (Millions)   
  Gathering Segment Revenues$140 - $145 $185 - $200
  Pipeline and Storage Segment Revenues$305 - $310 $330 - $340

(1)       Fiscal 2020 production assumes certain curtailments of all remaining Appalachian spot production volumes.

 
NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
RECONCILIATION OF CURRENT AND PRIOR YEAR GAAP EARNINGS
QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2020
(Unaudited)
            
 Upstream Midstream Downstream    
            
 Exploration & Pipeline &     Corporate /  
(Thousands of Dollars)Production Storage Gathering Utility All Other Consolidated*
            
Third quarter 2019 GAAP earnings$26,512  $15,792  $14,638  $7,362  $(551) $63,753 
            
Items impacting comparability:           
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness(1,020)         (1,020)
Tax impact of mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness214          214 
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments        (1,420) (1,420)
Tax impact of unrealized (gain) loss on other investments        298  298 
Third quarter 2019 adjusted operating results25,706  15,792  14,638  7,362  (1,673) 61,825 
            
Drivers of adjusted operating results**           
            
Upstream Revenues           
Higher (lower) natural gas production2,328          2,328 
Higher (lower) crude oil production419          419 
Higher (lower) realized natural gas prices, after hedging(17,957)         (17,957)
Higher (lower) realized crude oil prices, after hedging(5,644)         (5,644)
            
Midstream Revenues           
Higher (lower) operating revenues  6,988  335      7,323 
            
Downstream Margins***           
Impact of usage and weather      1,193    1,193 
System modernization tracker revenues      742    742 
Regulatory revenue adjustments      (692)   (692)
Higher (lower) energy marketing margins        1,639  1,639 
            
Operating Expenses           
Lower (higher) lease operating and transportation expenses1,230          1,230 
Lower (higher) operating expenses917  3,798  (343) (3,609)   763 
Lower (higher) property, franchise and other taxes  (419)       (419)
Lower (higher) depreciation / depletion540  (2,526)     333  (1,653)
            
Other Income (Expense)           
(Higher) lower other deductions(412) (678)   758  324  (8)
(Higher) lower interest expense(374) (435)     (1,177) (1,986)
            
Income Taxes           
Lower (higher) income tax expense / effective tax rate(162) 55  646  278  (396) 421 
            
All other / rounding225  48  (37) 222  63  521 
Third quarter 2020 adjusted operating results6,816  22,623  15,239  6,254  (887) 50,045 
            
Items impacting comparability:           
Impairment of oil and gas properties(18,236)         (18,236)
Tax impact of impairment of oil and gas properties4,986          4,986 
Unrealized gain (loss) on other investments        5,639  5,639 
Tax impact of unrealized gain (loss) on other investments        (1,184) (1,184)
Third quarter 2020 GAAP earnings$(6,434) $22,623  $15,239  $6,254  $3,568  $41,250 
            
* Amounts do not reflect intercompany eliminations           
** Operating results have been calculated using the 21% federal statutory rate effective for the 2019 fiscal year.
*** Downstream margin defined as operating revenues less purchased gas expense.


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
RECONCILIATION OF CURRENT AND PRIOR YEAR GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE
QUARTER ENDED JUNE 30, 2020
(Unaudited)
            
 Upstream Midstream Downstream     
            
 Exploration & Pipeline &     Corporate /  
 Production Storage Gathering Utility All Other Consolidated*
            
Third quarter 2019 GAAP earnings per share$0.31   $0.18  $0.17  $0.08  $(0.01) $0.73 
Items impacting comparability:           
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness, net of tax(0.01)          (0.01)
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments, net of tax        (0.01) (0.01)
Third quarter 2019 adjusted operating results per share0.30   0.18  0.17  0.08  (0.02) 0.71 
            
Drivers of adjusted operating results**           
            
Upstream Revenues           
Higher (lower) natural gas production0.03           0.03 
Higher (lower) crude oil production            
Higher (lower) realized natural gas prices, after hedging(0.20)          (0.20)
Higher (lower) realized crude oil prices, after hedging(0.06)          (0.06)
            
Midstream Revenues           
Higher (lower) operating revenues  0.08        0.08 
            
Downstream Margins***           
Impact of usage and weather      0.01    0.01 
System modernization tracker revenues      0.01    0.01 
Regulatory revenue adjustments      (0.01)   (0.01)
Higher (lower) energy marketing margins        0.02  0.02 
            
Operating Expenses           
Lower (higher) lease operating and transportation expenses0.01           0.01 
Lower (higher) operating expenses0.01   0.04    (0.04)   0.01 
Lower (higher) property, franchise and other taxes           
Lower (higher) depreciation / depletion0.01   (0.03)       (0.02)
            
Other Income (Expense)           
(Higher) lower other deductions   (0.01)   0.01     
(Higher) lower interest expense         (0.01) (0.01)
            
Income Taxes           
Lower (higher) income tax expense / effective tax rate     0.01      0.01 
            
All other / rounding(0.02)    (0.01) 0.01    (0.02)
Third quarter 2020 adjusted operating results per share0.08   0.26  0.17  0.07  (0.01) 0.57 
            
Items impacting comparability:           
Impairment of oil and gas properties, net of tax(0.15)          (0.15)
Unrealized gain (loss) on other investments, net of tax        0.05  0.05 
Third quarter 2020 GAAP earnings per share$(0.07)  $0.26  $0.17  $0.07  $0.04  $0.47 
            
* Amounts do not reflect intercompany eliminations           
** Operating results have been calculated using the 21% federal statutory rate effective for the 2019 fiscal year.
*** Downstream margin defined as operating revenues less purchased gas expense.


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
RECONCILIATION OF CURRENT AND PRIOR YEAR GAAP EARNINGS
NINE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020
(Unaudited)
           
 Upstream Midstream Downstream   
           
 Exploration & Pipeline &     Corporate / 
(Thousands of Dollars)Production Storage Gathering Utility All OtherConsolidated*
           
Nine months ended June 30, 2019 GAAP earnings$86,599  $58,643  $41,511  $68,600  $1,656  $257,009 
           
Items impacting comparability:          
Remeasurement of deferred taxes under 2017 Tax Reform(990)   (500)   (3,510) (5,000)
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness(783)        (783)
Tax impact of mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness164         164 
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments        1,096  1,096 
Tax impact of unrealized (gain) loss on other investments        (230) (230)
Nine months ended June 30, 2019 adjusted operating results84,990  58,643  41,011  68,600  (988) 252,256 
           
Drivers of adjusted operating results**          
           
Upstream Revenues          
Higher (lower) natural gas production41,557         41,557 
Higher (lower) crude oil production3,930         3,930 
Higher (lower) realized natural gas prices, after hedging(49,552)        (49,552)
Higher (lower) realized crude oil prices, after hedging(6,421)        (6,421)
           
Midstream Revenues          
Higher (lower) operating revenues  8,613  9,023     17,636 
           
Downstream Margins***          
Impact of usage and weather      (2,481)  (2,481)
System modernization tracker revenues      2,888    2,888  
Regulatory revenue adjustments      771    771  
Higher (lower) energy marketing margins        2,530   2,530  
           
Operating Expenses          
Lower (higher) lease operating and transportation expenses(9,851)        (9,851)
Lower (higher) operating expenses  5,058   (2,381) (6,322) 750   (2,895)
Lower (higher) property, franchise and other taxes1,592   (1,633)      (41)
Lower (higher) depreciation / depletion(14,230) (4,544) (647) (821) 435   (19,807)
           
Other Income (Expense)          
(Higher) lower other deductions(1,125) (1,594)   694   1,329   (696)
(Higher) lower interest expense(1,566)     935   (1,894) (2,525)
           
Income Taxes          
Lower (higher) income tax expense / effective tax rate(3,143) (2,404) 432   (166) (660) (5,941)
           
All other / rounding(943) 676  (126) 237  476  320 
Nine months ended June 30, 2020 adjusted operating results45,238  62,815  47,312  64,335  1,978  221,678 
           
Items impacting comparability:          
Impairment of oil and gas properties(195,997)        (195,997)
Tax impact of impairment of oil and gas properties53,489         53,489 
Deferred tax valuation allowance(60,463)   3,769    (76) (56,770)
Unrealized gain (loss) on other investments        (794) (794)
Tax impact of unrealized gain (loss) on other investments        167  167 
Nine months ended June 30, 2020 GAAP earnings$(157,733) $62,815  $51,081  $64,335  $1,275  $21,773 
           
* Amounts do not reflect intercompany eliminations 
** Operating results have been calculated using the 21% federal statutory rate effective for the 2019 fiscal year.
*** Downstream margin defined as operating revenues less purchased gas expense.


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
RECONCILIATION OF CURRENT AND PRIOR YEAR GAAP EARNINGS PER SHARE
NINE MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2020
(Unaudited)
            
 Upstream Midstream Downstream    
            
 Exploration & Pipeline &     Corporate /  
 Production Storage Gathering Utility All Other Consolidated*
Nine months ended June 30, 2019 GAAP earnings per share$1.00  $0.68  $0.48  $0.79  $0.01  $2.96 
Items impacting comparability:           
Remeasurement of deferred taxes under 2017 Tax Reform(0.01)   (0.01)   (0.04) (0.06)
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness, net of tax(0.01)         (0.01)
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments, net of tax        0.01  0.01 
Rounding        0.01  0.01 
Nine months ended June 30, 2019 adjusted operating results per share0.98  0.68  0.47  0.79  (0.01) 2.91 
            
Drivers of adjusted operating results**           
            
Upstream Revenues           
Higher (lower) natural gas production0.48          0.48 
Higher (lower) crude oil production0.04          0.04 
Higher (lower) realized natural gas prices, after hedging(0.57)         (0.57)
Higher (lower) realized crude oil prices, after hedging(0.07)         (0.07)
            
Midstream Revenues           
Higher (lower) operating revenues  0.10  0.10      0.20 
            
Downstream Margins***           
Impact of usage and weather      (0.03)   (0.03)
System modernization tracker revenues      0.03    0.03 
Regulatory revenue adjustments      0.01    0.01 
Higher (lower) energy marketing margins        0.03  0.03 
            
Operating Expenses           
Lower (higher) lease operating and transportation expenses(0.11)         (0.11)
Lower (higher) operating expenses  0.06  (0.03) (0.07) 0.01  (0.03)
Lower (higher) property, franchise and other taxes0.02  (0.02)        
Lower (higher) depreciation / depletion(0.16) (0.05) (0.01) (0.01)   (0.23)
            
Other Income (Expense)           
(Higher) lower other deductions(0.01) (0.02)   0.01  0.02   
(Higher) lower interest expense(0.02)     0.01  (0.02) (0.03)
            
Income Taxes           
Lower (higher) income tax expense / effective tax rate(0.04) (0.03)     (0.01) (0.08)
            
All other / rounding(0.02)   0.01      (0.01)
Nine months ended June 30, 2020 adjusted operating results per share0.52  0.72  0.54  0.74  0.02  2.54 
            
Items impacting comparability:           
Impairment of oil and gas properties, net of tax(1.63)         (1.63)
Deferred tax valuation allowance(0.69)   0.04      (0.65)
Unrealized gain (loss) on other investments, net of tax        (0.01) (0.01)
Rounding(0.01)       0.01   
Nine months ended June 30, 2020 GAAP earnings per share$(1.81) $0.72  $0.58  $0.74  $0.02  $0.25 
            
* Amounts do not reflect intercompany eliminations 
** Operating results have been calculated using the 21% federal statutory rate effective for the 2019 fiscal year.
*** Downstream margin defined as operating revenues less purchased gas expense.


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY  
AND SUBSIDIARIES  
          
(Thousands of Dollars, except per share amounts)         
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 
 June 30, June 30, 
 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) 
SUMMARY OF OPERATIONS2020 2019 2020   2019 
Operating Revenues:           
Utility and Energy Marketing Revenues$139,661  $151,312  $650,320  781,059 
Exploration and Production and Other Revenues132,338  159,864  456,073   470,267 
Pipeline and Storage and Gathering Revenues51,020  46,024  151,908   148,665 
 323,019  357,200  1,258,301   1,399,991 
Operating Expenses:         
Purchased Gas29,121  47,839  239,663   381,537 
Operation and Maintenance:         
  Utility and Energy Marketing43,950  39,607  138,931   132,082 
  Exploration and Production and Other32,404  35,674  109,056   108,610 
  Pipeline and Storage and Gathering24,298  28,675  77,488   80,857 
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes21,381  21,506  67,268   68,046 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization73,232  71,072  226,062   200,990 
Impairment of Oil and Gas Producing Properties18,236    195,997    
 242,622  244,373  1,054,465   972,122 
          
Operating Income80,397  112,827  203,836   427,869 
          
Other Income (Expense):         
Other Income (Deductions)2,547  (1,456) (17,971)  (16,977)
Interest Expense on Long-Term Debt(27,140) (25,303) (77,853)  (76,016)
Other Interest Expense(1,420) (1,202) (4,863)  (4,061)
          
Income Before Income Taxes54,384  84,866  103,149   330,815 
          
Income Tax Expense13,134  21,113  81,376   73,806 
          
Net Income Available for Common Stock$41,250  $63,753  $21,773  $257,009 
          
Earnings Per Common Share         
Basic$0.47  $0.74  $0.25  $2.98 
Diluted$0.47  $0.73  $0.25  $2.96 
          
Weighted Average Common Shares:         
Used in Basic Calculation87,966,289  86,306,434  86,966,448   86,208,766 
Used in Diluted Calculation88,323,699  86,839,841  87,346,362   86,765,781 



NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(Unaudited)
  
 June 30, September 30,
(Thousands of Dollars) 2020  2019
    
ASSETS   
Property, Plant and Equipment$11,710,155  $11,204,838 
Less - Accumulated Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization 6,088,803   5,695,328 
Net Property, Plant and Equipment 5,621,352   5,509,510 
    
Current Assets:   
Cash and Temporary Cash Investments 556,264   20,428 
Hedging Collateral Deposits 7,699   6,832 
Receivables - Net 136,438   139,956 
Unbilled Revenue 17,903   18,758 
Gas Stored Underground 14,356   36,632 
Materials and Supplies - at average cost 51,396   40,717 
Unrecovered Purchased Gas Costs    2,246 
Other Current Assets 47,652   97,054 
Total Current Assets 831,708   362,623 
    
Other Assets:   
Recoverable Future Taxes 116,758   115,197 
Unamortized Debt Expense 12,724   14,005 
Other Regulatory Assets 160,294   167,320 
Deferred Charges 87,956   33,843 
Other Investments 144,584   144,917 
Goodwill 5,476   5,476 
Prepaid Post-Retirement Benefit Costs 75,235   60,517 
Fair Value of Derivative Financial Instruments 62,817   48,669 
Other 81   80 
Total Other Assets 665,925   590,024 
Total Assets$7,118,985  $6,462,157 
    
CAPITALIZATION AND LIABILITIES   
Capitalization:   
Comprehensive Shareholders' Equity   
Common Stock, $1 Par Value Authorized - 200,000,000 Shares; Issued and   
Outstanding - 90,943,652 Shares and 86,315,287 Shares, Respectively$90,944  $86,315 
Paid in Capital 999,057   832,264 
Earnings Reinvested in the Business 1,177,650   1,272,601 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss (41,794)  (52,155)
Total Comprehensive Shareholders' Equity 2,225,857   2,139,025 
Long-Term Debt, Net of Current Portion and Unamortized Discount and Debt Issuance Costs 2,628,782   2,133,718 
Total Capitalization 4,854,639   4,272,743 
    
Current and Accrued Liabilities:   
Notes Payable to Banks and Commercial Paper    55,200 
Current Portion of Long-Term Debt     
Accounts Payable 94,123   132,208 
Amounts Payable to Customers 18,772   4,017 
Dividends Payable 40,470   37,547 
Interest Payable on Long-Term Debt 31,600   18,508 
Customer Advances 561   13,044 
Customer Security Deposits 15,226   16,210 
Other Accruals and Current Liabilities 138,344   139,600 
Fair Value of Derivative Financial Instruments 3,264   5,574 
Total Current and Accrued Liabilities 342,360   421,908 
    
Deferred Credits:   
Deferred Income Taxes 783,377   653,382 
Taxes Refundable to Customers 357,945   366,503 
Cost of Removal Regulatory Liability 227,043   221,699 
Other Regulatory Liabilities 160,501   142,367 
Pension and Other Post-Retirement Liabilities 127,237   133,729 
Asset Retirement Obligations 128,666   127,458 
Other Deferred Credits 137,217   122,368 
Total Deferred Credits 1,921,986   1,767,506 
Commitments and Contingencies     
Total Capitalization and Liabilities$7,118,985  $6,462,157 


    
    
NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(Unaudited)
  
 Nine Months Ended
 June 30,
(Thousands of Dollars)2020 2019
    
Operating Activities:   
Net Income Available for Common Stock$21,773  $257,009 
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash
Provided by Operating Activities:
   
Impairment of Oil and Gas Producing Properties195,997   
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization226,062  200,990 
Deferred Income Taxes116,332  111,123 
Stock-Based Compensation9,716  16,144 
Other5,645  7,964 
Change in:   
Receivables and Unbilled Revenue4,045  (31,584)
Gas Stored Underground and Materials and Supplies11,597  17,551 
Unrecovered Purchased Gas Costs2,246  4,204 
Other Current Assets49,312  11,972 
Accounts Payable(13,166) (16,132)
Amounts Payable to Customers14,755  11,152 
Customer Advances(12,483) (13,443)
Customer Security Deposits(984) (8,902)
Other Accruals and Current Liabilities6,774  36,040 
Other Assets(18,215) (34,594)
Other Liabilities4,464  1,061 
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities$623,870  $570,555 
    
Investing Activities:   
Capital Expenditures$(551,004) $(587,442)
Acquisition of Upstream Assets and Midstream Gathering Assets(27,050)  
Other4,126  (3,071)
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities$(573,928) $(590,513)
    
Financing Activities:   
Changes in Notes Payable to Banks and Commercial Paper$(55,200) $ 
Dividends Paid on Common Stock(112,851) (109,875)
Net Proceeds From Issuance of Long-Term Debt493,108   
Net Proceeds from Issuance (Repurchase) of Common Stock161,704  (8,864)
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities$486,761  $(118,739)
    
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash536,703  (138,697)
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash at Beginning of Period27,260  233,047 
Cash, Cash Equivalents, and Restricted Cash at June 30$563,963  $94,350 


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
          
SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS AND STATISTICS
(UNAUDITED)
          
UPSTREAM BUSINESS
          
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(Thousands of Dollars, except per share amounts)June 30, June 30,
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION SEGMENT2020 2019 Variance 20202019Variance
Total Operating Revenues$131,228  $158,875  $(27,647) $452,728  $467,853 $(15,125)
          
Operating Expenses:         
Operation and Maintenance:         
General and Administrative Expense13,968  15,628  (1,660) 46,777  47,940 (1,163)
Lease Operating and Transportation Expense46,157  47,714  (1,557) 148,687  136,217 12,470 
All Other Operation and Maintenance Expense2,952  2,453  499  8,994  7,705 1,289 
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes3,371  3,885  (514) 11,543  13,558 (2,015)
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization39,372  40,055  (683) 128,656  110,643 18,013 
Impairment of Oil and Gas Producing Properties18,236    18,236  195,997   195,997 
 124,056  109,735  14,321  540,654  316,063 224,591 
          
Operating Income (Loss)7,172  49,140  (41,968) (87,926) 151,790 (239,716)
          
Other Income (Expense):         
Non-Service Pension and Post-Retirement Benefit Costs(395) (4) (391) (1,185) (12)(1,173)
Interest and Other Income142  272  (130) 583  834 (251)
Interest Expense(14,323) (13,850) (473) (42,543) (40,561)(1,982)
          
Income (Loss) Before Income Taxes(7,404) 35,558  (42,962) (131,071) 112,051 (243,122)
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)(970) 9,046  (10,016) 26,662  25,452 1,210 
Net Income (Loss)$(6,434) $26,512  $(32,946) $(157,733) $86,599 $(244,332)
          
Net Income (Loss) Per Share (Diluted)$(0.07) $0.31  $(0.38) $(1.81) $1.00 $(2.81)
          


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
 
AND SUBSIDIARIES
 
                                    
SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS AND STATISTICS
 
(UNAUDITED)
 
                                    
MIDSTREAM BUSINESSES
 
                                    
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 
(Thousands of Dollars, except per share amounts)June 30, June 30, 
PIPELINE AND STORAGE SEGMENT2020 2019 Variance 20202019 Variance 
Revenues from External Customers$51,020  $46,024  $4,996  $151,908  $148,663  $3,245 
Intersegment Revenues26,793  22,943  3,850  77,370  69,712   7,658 
Total Operating Revenues77,813  68,967  8,846  229,278  218,375   10,903 
             
Operating Expenses:            
Purchased Gas11  70  (59) 1  884   (883)
Operation and Maintenance19,262  24,070  (4,808) 62,207  68,610   (6,403
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes8,029  7,499  530  24,515  22,448   2,067 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization14,352  11,154  3,198  39,313  33,561   5,752 
 41,654  42,793  (1,139) 126,036  125,503   533 
             
Operating Income36,159  26,174  9,985  103,242  92,872   10,370 
             
Other Income (Expense):            
Non-Service Pension and Post-Retirement Benefit (Costs) Credit(174) 930  (1,104) (523) 2,328   (2,851 
Interest and Other Income1,763  1,517  246  4,851  4,018   833 
Interest Expense(7,773) (7,223) (550) (22,037) (22,009)  (28
             
Income Before Income Taxes29,975  21,398  8,577  85,533  77,209   8,324 
Income Tax Expense7,352  5,606  1,746  22,718  18,566   4,152 
Net Income$22,623  $15,792  $6,831  $62,815  $58,643  $4,172 
             
Net Income Per Share (Diluted)$0.26  $0.18  $0.08  $0.72  $0.68  $0.04 
             
             
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended 
 June 30, June 30, 
GATHERING SEGMENT2020 2019 Variance 20202019  Variance 
Revenues from External Customers$  $  $  $  $2  $(2
Intersegment Revenues33,299  32,875  424  103,355  91,931   11,424 
Total Operating Revenues33,299  32,875  424  103,355  91,933   11,422 
             
Operating Expenses:            
Operation and Maintenance5,443  5,009  434  16,487  13,473   3,014 
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes12  14  (2) 50  62   (12
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization5,237  5,485  (248) 15,655  14,836   819 
 10,692  10,508  184  32,192  28,371   3,821 
             
Operating Income22,607  22,367  240  71,163  63,562   7,601 
             
Other Income (Expense):            
Non-Service Pension and Post-Retirement Benefit Costs(71) (1) (70) (214) (85)  (129
Interest and Other Income41  173  (132) 198  489   (291
Interest Expense(2,383) (2,288) (95) (6,762) (7,010)  248 
             
Income Before Income Taxes20,194  20,251  (57) 64,385  56,956   7,429 
Income Tax Expense4,955  5,613  (658) 13,304  15,445   (2,141
Net Income$15,239  $14,638  $601  $51,081  $41,511  $9,570 
             
Net Income Per Share (Diluted)$0.17  $0.17  $  $0.58  $0.48  $0.10 
             
            
            
NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
         
SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS AND STATISTICS
(UNAUDITED)
         
DOWNSTREAM BUSINESS
         
 Three Months EndedNine Months Ended
(Thousands of Dollars, except per share amounts)June 30,June 30,
UTILITY SEGMENT2020 2019 Variance20202019Variance
Revenues from External Customers$124,390   $129,977   $(5,587) $569,856  $648,624  $
(78,768)
Intersegment Revenues2,647  2,944  (2978,499  9,984  (1,485)
Total Operating Revenues127,037  132,921  (5,884578,355  658,608  (80,253)
         
Operating Expenses:        
Purchased Gas43,752  51,003  (7,251247,869  328,119  (80,250)
Operation and Maintenance43,410  38,890  4,520 137,323  129,839  7,484 
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes9,661  9,865  (20430,295  31,229  (934)
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization13,860  13,546  314 41,241  40,202  1,039 
 110,683  113,304  (2,621456,728  529,389  (72,661)
         
Operating Income16,354  19,617  (3,263) 121,627  129,219  (7,592)
         
Other Income (Expense):        
Non-Service Pension and Post-Retirement Benefit Costs(5,811) (5,946) 135  (24,962) (25,560) 598 
Interest and Other Income1,749  929  820  2,994  2,709  285 
Interest Expense(5,240) (5,793) 553  (16,430) (17,950) 1,520 
         
Income Before Income Taxes7,052  8,807  (1,755) 83,229  88,418  (5,189)
Income Tax Expense798  1,445  (647) 18,894  19,818  (924)
Net Income$6,254  $7,362  $(1,108) $64,335  $68,600  $(4,265)
         
Net Income Per Share (Diluted)$0.07  $0.08  $(0.01) $0.74  $0.79  $(0.05)
         


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
          
SEGMENT OPERATING RESULTS AND STATISTICS
(UNAUDITED)
          
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
(Thousands of Dollars, except per share amounts)June 30, June 30,
ALL OTHER2020 2019 Variance 20202019Variance
Revenues from External Customers$16,286  $22,189  $(5,903) $83,445  $134,605  $(51,160)
Intersegment Revenues341  681  (340) 598  1,056  (458)
Total Operating Revenues16,627  22,870  (6,243) 84,043  135,661  (51,618)
Operating Expenses:         
Purchased Gas14,038  22,517  (8,479) 75,222  130,853  (55,631)
Operation and Maintenance2,176  1,890  286  5,754  5,713  41 
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes202  127  75  522  398  124 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization245  640  (395) 653  1,176  (523)
 16,661  25,174  (8,513) 82,151  138,140  (55,989)
          
Operating Income (Loss)(34) (2,304) 2,270  1,892  (2,479) 4,371 
          
Other Income (Expense):         
Non-Service Pension and Post-Retirement Benefit Costs(69) (11) (58) (207) (143) (64)
Interest and Other Income202  387  (185) 674  1,052  (378)
Interest Expense(10) (3) (7) (52) (16) (36)
          
Income (Loss) before Income Taxes89  (1,931) 2,020  2,307  (1,586) 3,893 
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)98  (487) 585  775  (640) 1,415 
Net Income (Loss)$(9) $(1,444) $1,435  $1,532  $(946) $2,478 
Net Income (Loss) Per Share (Diluted)$  $(0.02) $0.02  $0.02  $(0.01) $0.03 
      
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
CORPORATE2020 2019 Variance 20202019Variance
Revenues from External Customers$95  $135  $(40) $364  $244  $120 
Intersegment Revenues1,094  1,165  (71) 3,281  3,494  (213)
Total Operating Revenues1,189  1,300  (111) 3,645  3,738  (93)
Operating Expenses:         
Operation and Maintenance2,778  3,159  (381) 8,920  9,910  (990)
Property, Franchise and Other Taxes106  116  (10) 343  351  (8)
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization166  192  (26) 544  572  (28)
 3,050  3,467  (417) 9,807  10,833  (1,026)
          
Operating Loss(1,861) (2,167) 306  (6,162) (7,095) 933 
          
Other Income (Expense):         
Non-Service Pension and Post-Retirement Benefit Costs(775) (647) (128) (2,326) (2,032) (294)
Interest and Other Income35,919  30,235  5,684  89,795  86,612  3,183 
Interest Expense on Long-Term Debt(27,140) (25,303) (1,837) (77,853) (76,016) (1,837)
Other Interest Expense(1,665) (1,335) (330) (4,688) (3,702) (986)
          
Income (Loss) before Income Taxes4,478  783  3,695  (1,234) (2,233) 999 
Income Tax Expense (Benefit)901  (110) 1,011  (977) (4,835) 3,858 
Net Income (Loss)$3,577  $893  $2,684  $(257) $2,602  $(2,859)
Net Income (Loss) Per Share (Diluted)$0.04  $0.01  $0.03  $  $0.02  $(0.02)
          
          
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
INTERSEGMENT ELIMINATIONS2020 2019 Variance 20202019Variance
Intersegment Revenues$(64,174) $(60,608) $(3,566) $(193,103) $(176,177) $(16,926)
Operating Expenses:         
Purchased Gas(28,680) (25,751) (2,929) (83,429) (78,319) (5,110)
Operation and Maintenance(35,494) (34,857) (637) (109,674) (97,858) (11,816)
 (64,174) (60,608) (3,566) (193,103) (176,177) (16,926)
          
Operating Income           
          
Other Income (Expense):         
Interest and Other Deductions(29,974) (29,290) (684) (87,649) (87,187) (462)
Interest Expense29,974  29,290  684  87,649  87,187  462 
Net Income (Loss)$  $  $  $  $  $ 
Net Income (Loss) Per Share (Diluted)$  $  $  $  $  $ 


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
            
SEGMENT INFORMATION (Continued)
(Thousands of Dollars)
            
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
 (Unaudited) (Unaudited)
     Increase     Increase
 2020 2019 (Decrease) 2020 2019 (Decrease)
            
Capital Expenditures:           
Exploration and Production$65,647(1)$128,888(3)$(63,241) $294,990(1)(2)$391,674(3)(4)$(96,684)
Pipeline and Storage41,494(1)35,489(3)6,005  124,131(1)(2)88,127(3)(4)36,004 
Gathering21,289(1)17,926(3)3,363  46,200(1)(2)39,396(3)(4)6,804 
Utility25,616(1)22,706(3)2,910  62,238(1)(2)58,363(3)(4)3,875 
Total Reportable Segments154,046 205,009 (50,963) 527,559 577,560 (50,001)
All Other16 82 (66) 38 124 (86)
Corporate100 267 (167) 420 369 51 
Total Capital Expenditures$154,162 $205,358 $(51,196) $528,017 $578,053 $(50,036)


(1) Capital expenditures for the quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2020, include accounts payable and accrued liabilities related to capital expenditures of $26.5 million, $16.4 million, $6.5 million, and $8.7 million in the Exploration and Production segment, Pipeline and Storage segment, Gathering segment and Utility segment, respectively.  These amounts have been excluded from the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows at June 30, 2020, since they represent non-cash investing activities at that date.
   
(2) Capital expenditures for the nine months ended June 30, 2020, exclude capital expenditures of $38.0 million, $23.8 million, $6.6 million and $12.7 million in the Exploration and Production segment, Pipeline and Storage segment, Gathering segment and Utility segment, respectively.  These amounts were in accounts payable and accrued liabilities at September 30, 2019 and paid during the nine months ended June 30, 2020.  These amounts were excluded from the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows at September 30, 2019, since they represented non-cash investing activities at that date.  These amounts have been included in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows at June 30, 2020.
   
(3) Capital expenditures for the quarter and nine months ended June 30, 2019, include accounts payable and accrued liabilities related to capital expenditures of $51.0 million, $14.0 million, $8.3 million, and $6.1 million in the Exploration and Production segment, Pipeline and Storage segment, Gathering segment and Utility segment, respectively.  These amounts have been excluded from the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows at June 30, 2019, since they represent non-cash investing activities at that date.
   
(4) Capital expenditures for the nine months ended June 30, 2019, exclude capital expenditures of $51.3 million, $21.9 million, $6.1 million and $9.5 million in the Exploration and Production segment, Pipeline and Storage segment, Gathering segment and Utility segment, respectively.  These amounts were in accounts payable and accrued liabilities at September 30, 2018 and paid during the nine months ended June 30, 2019.  These amounts were excluded from the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows at September 30, 2018, since they represented non-cash investing activities at that date.  These amounts have been included in the Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows at June 30, 2019.

       

DEGREE DAYS         
          
       Percent Colder
       (Warmer) Than:
Three Months Ended June 30,Normal 2020 2019   Normal (1) Last Year (1)
          
Buffalo, NY912 1,032 957 13.2    7.8   
Erie, PA871 920 773 5.6    19.0   
          
Nine Months Ended June 30,         
          
Buffalo, NY6,491 6,002 6,654 (7.5)  (9.8) 
Erie, PA6,057 5,381 5,899 (11.2)  (8.8) 
          

(1)       Percents compare actual 2020 degree days to normal degree days and actual 2020 degree days to actual 2019 degree days.

            
NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
            
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION INFORMATION
            
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
     Increase     Increase
 2020 2019 (Decrease) 2020 2019 (Decrease)
            
Gas Production/Prices:           
Production (MMcf)           
Appalachia52,043 50,766 1,277  161,965 140,954 21,011 
West Coast468 494 (26) 1,434 1,483 (49)
Total Production52,511 51,260 1,251  163,399 142,437 20,962 
            
Average Prices (Per Mcf)           
Appalachia$1.45 $2.21 $(0.76) $1.80 $2.58 $(0.78)
West Coast2.58 3.84 (1.26) 3.98 5.55 (1.57)
Weighted Average1.46 2.22 (0.76) 1.82 2.61 (0.79)
Weighted Average after Hedging1.92 2.36 (0.44) 2.13 2.51 (0.38)
            
Oil Production/Prices:           
Production (Thousands of Barrels)           
Appalachia 1 (1) 2 2  
West Coast584 575 9  1,790 1,710 80 
Total Production584 576 8  1,792 1,712 80 
            
Average Prices (Per Barrel)           
Appalachia$27.50 $55.45 $(27.95) $50.28 $55.80 $(5.52)
West Coast29.13 67.43 (38.30) 47.40 65.01 (17.61)
Weighted Average29.12 67.41 (38.29) 47.41 65.00 (17.59)
Weighted Average after Hedging50.70 62.92 (12.22) 57.35 61.88 (4.53)
            
Total Production (MMcfe)56,015 54,716 1,299  174,151 152,709 21,442 
            
Selected Operating Performance Statistics:           
General & Administrative Expense per Mcfe (1)$0.25 $0.29 $(0.04) $0.27 $0.31 $(0.04)
Lease Operating and Transportation Expense per Mcfe (1)(2)$0.82 $0.87 $(0.05) $0.85 $0.89 $(0.04)
Depreciation, Depletion & Amortization per Mcfe (1)$0.70 $0.73 $(0.03) $0.74 $0.72 $0.02 
            


(1) Refer to page 16 for the General and Administrative Expense, Lease Operating and Transportation Expense and Depreciation, Depletion, and Amortization Expense for the Exploration and Production segment.
   
(2) Amounts include transportation expense of $0.57 and $0.57 per Mcfe for the three months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively. Amounts include transportation expense of $0.57 and $0.55 per Mcfe for the nine months ended June 30, 2020 and June 30, 2019, respectively.


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
      
EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION INFORMATION
 
Hedging Summary for Remaining Three Months of Fiscal 2020Volume  Average Hedge Price
Oil Swaps     
Brent385,000 BBL $62.31 / BBL
NYMEX81,000 BBL $50.52 / BBL
Total466,000 BBL $60.26 / BBL
      
Gas Swaps     
NYMEX23,010,000 MMBTU $2.66 / MMBTU
DAWN1,800,000 MMBTU $3.00 / MMBTU
Fixed Price Physical Sales21,571,753 MMBTU $2.13 / MMBTU
Total46,381,753 MMBTU   
      
Hedging Summary for Fiscal 2021Volume  Average Hedge Price
Oil Swaps     
Brent936,000 BBL $59.45 / BBL
NYMEX156,000 BBL $51.00 / BBL
Total1,092,000 BBL $58.24 / BBL
      
Gas Swaps     
NYMEX133,540,000 MMBTU $2.61/ MMBTU
DAWN600,000 MMBTU $3.00 / MMBTU
No Cost Collars25,850,000 MMBTU $2.28 / MMBTU (Floor) / $2.77 / MMBTU (Ceiling)
Fixed Price Physical Sales50,040,640 MMBTU $2.21 / MMBTU
Total210,030,640 MMBTU   
      
Hedging Summary for Fiscal 2022Volume  Average Hedge Price
Oil Swaps     
Brent300,000 BBL $60.07 / BBL
NYMEX156,000 BBL $51.00 / BBL
Total456,000 BBL $56.97 / BBL
      
Gas Swaps     
NYMEX79,590,000 MMBTU $2.55 / MMBTU
No Cost Collars2,350,000 MMBTU $2.28 / MMBTU (Floor) / $2.77 / MMBTU (Ceiling)
Fixed Price Physical Sales40,674,677 MMBTU $2.23 / MMBTU
Total122,614,677 MMBTU   
      
      
Hedging Summary for Fiscal 2023Volume  Average Hedge Price
Gas Swaps     
NYMEX18,920,000 MMBTU $2.48 / MMBTU
Fixed Price Physical Sales36,919,798 MMBTU $2.25 / MMBTU
Total55,839,798 MMBTU   
      
Hedging Summary for Fiscal 2024Volume  Average Hedge Price
Gas Swaps     
NYMEX1,150,000 MMBTU $2.45 / MMBTU
Fixed Price Physical Sales20,954,870 MMBTU $2.25 / MMBTU
Total22,104,870 MMBTU   
      
Hedging Summary for Fiscal 2025Volume  Average Hedge Price
Fixed Price Physical Sales2,293,200 MMBTU $2.18 / MMBTU


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
            
Pipeline & Storage Throughput - (millions of cubic feet - MMcf)    
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
     Increase     Increase
 2020 2019 (Decrease) 2020 2019 (Decrease)
Firm Transportation - Affiliated20,877 20,755 122  98,145 107,423 (9,278)
Firm Transportation - Non-Affiliated151,702 137,984 13,718  478,880 442,839 36,041 
Interruptible Transportation757 309 448  2,002 1,974 28 
 173,336 159,048 14,288  579,027 552,236 26,791 
            
Gathering Volume - (MMcf)           
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
     Increase     Increase
 2020 2019 (Decrease) 2020 2019 (Decrease)
Gathered Volume - Affiliated61,338 60,745 593  190,864 169,590 21,274 
            
            
Utility Throughput - (MMcf)           
 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
     Increase     Increase
 2020 2019 (Decrease) 2020 2019 (Decrease)
Retail Sales:           
Residential Sales11,312 9,895 1,417  56,943 60,581 (3,638)
Commercial Sales1,450 1,441 9  8,295 8,999 (704)
Industrial Sales106 151 (45) 506 639 (133)
 12,868 11,487 1,381  65,744 70,219 (4,475)
Transportation13,520 14,716 (1,196) 59,233 65,914 (6,681)
 26,388 26,203 185  124,977 136,133 (11,156)
            


NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

In addition to financial measures calculated in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this press release contains information regarding Adjusted Operating Results and Adjusted EBITDA, which are non-GAAP financial measures.  The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial measures are useful to investors because they provide an alternative method for assessing the Company's ongoing operating results and for comparing the Company’s financial performance to other companies.  The Company's management uses these non-GAAP financial measures for the same purpose, and for planning and forecasting purposes.  The presentation of non-GAAP financial measures is not meant to be a substitute for financial measures in accordance with GAAP. 

Management defines Adjusted Operating Results as reported GAAP earnings before items impacting comparability.  The following table reconciles National Fuel's reported GAAP earnings to Adjusted Operating Results for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
(in thousands except per share amounts)2020 2019 2020 2019
Reported GAAP Earnings$41,250  $63,753  $21,773  $257,009 
Items impacting comparability:       
Impairment of oil and gas properties (E&P)18,236    195,997   
Tax impact of impairment of oil and gas properties(4,986)   (53,489)  
Deferred tax valuation allowance as of March 31, 2020    56,770   
Remeasurement of deferred income taxes under 2017 Tax Reform      (5,000)
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness (E&P)  (1,020)   (783)
Tax impact of mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness  214    164 
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments (Corporate/All Other)(5,639) (1,420) 794  1,096 
Tax impact of unrealized (gain) loss on other investments1,184  298  (167) (230)
Adjusted Operating Results$50,045  $61,825  $221,678  $252,256 
        
Reported GAAP Earnings per share$0.47  $0.73  $0.25  $2.96 
Items impacting comparability:       
Impairment of oil and gas properties, net of tax (E&P)0.15    1.63   
Deferred tax valuation allowance as of March 31, 2020    0.65   
Remeasurement of deferred income taxes under 2017 Tax Reform      (0.06)
Mark-to-market adjustments due to hedge ineffectiveness, net of tax (E&P)  (0.01)   (0.01)
Unrealized (gain) loss on other investments, net of tax (Corporate/All Other)(0.05) (0.01) 0.01  0.01 
Rounding      0.01 
Adjusted Operating Results Per Share$0.57  $0.71  $2.54  $2.91 

Management defines Adjusted EBITDA as reported GAAP earnings before the following items:  interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, depletion and amortization, other income and deductions, impairments, and other items reflected in operating income that impact comparability.  The following tables reconcile National Fuel's reported GAAP earnings to Adjusted EBITDA for the three and nine months ended June 30, 2020 and 2019:

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
(in thousands)2020 2019 2020 2019
Reported GAAP Earnings$41,250  $63,753  $21,773  $257,009 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization73,232  71,072  226,062  200,990 
Other (Income) Deductions(2,547) 1,456  17,971  16,977 
Interest Expense28,560  26,505  82,716  80,077 
Income Taxes13,134  21,113  81,376  73,806 
Mark-to-Market Adjustments due to Hedge Ineffectiveness  (1,020)   (783)
Impairment of Oil and Gas Producing Properties18,236    195,997   
Adjusted EBITDA$171,865  $182,879  $625,895  $628,076 
        
Adjusted EBITDA by Segment       
Pipeline and Storage Adjusted EBITDA$50,511  $37,328  $142,555  $126,433 
Gathering Adjusted EBITDA27,844  27,852  86,818  78,398 
Total Midstream Businesses Adjusted EBITDA78,355  65,180  229,373  204,831 
Exploration and Production Adjusted EBITDA64,780  88,175  236,727  261,650 
Utility Adjusted EBITDA30,214  33,163  162,868  169,421 
Corporate and All Other Adjusted EBITDA(1,484) (3,639) (3,073) (7,826)
Total Adjusted EBITDA$171,865  $182,879  $625,895  $628,076 

NATIONAL FUEL GAS COMPANY
AND SUBSIDIARIES
NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
 SEGMENT ADJUSTED EBITDA

 Three Months Ended Nine Months Ended
 June 30, June 30,
(in thousands)2020 2019 2020 2019
Exploration and Production Segment       
Reported GAAP Earnings$(6,434) $26,512  $(157,733) $86,599 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization39,372  40,055  128,656  110,643 
Other (Income) Deductions253  (268) 602  (822)
Interest Expense14,323  13,850  42,543  40,561 
Income Taxes(970) 9,046  26,662  25,452 
Mark-to-Market Adjustments due to Hedge Ineffectiveness  (1,020)   (783)
Impairment of Oil and Gas Producing Properties18,236    195,997   
Adjusted EBITDA$64,780  $88,175  $236,727  $261,650 
        
Pipeline and Storage Segment       
Reported GAAP Earnings$22,623  $15,792  $62,815  $58,643 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization14,352  11,154  39,313  33,561 
Other (Income) Deductions(1,589) (2,447) (4,328) (6,346)
Interest Expense7,773  7,223  22,037  22,009 
Income Taxes7,352  5,606  22,718  18,566 
Adjusted EBITDA$50,511  $37,328  $142,555  $126,433 
        
Gathering Segment       
Reported GAAP Earnings$15,239  $14,638  $51,081  $41,511 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization5,237  5,485  15,655  14,836 
Other (Income) Deductions30  (172) 16  (404)
Interest Expense2,383  2,288  6,762  7,010 
Income Taxes4,955  5,613  13,304  15,445 
Adjusted EBITDA$27,844  $27,852  $86,818  $78,398 
        
Utility Segment       
Reported GAAP Earnings$6,254  $7,362  $64,335  $68,600 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization13,860  13,546  41,241  40,202 
Other (Income) Deductions4,062  5,017  21,968  22,851 
Interest Expense5,240  5,793  16,430  17,950 
Income Taxes798  1,445  18,894  19,818 
Adjusted EBITDA$30,214  $33,163  $162,868  $169,421 
        
Corporate and All Other       
Reported GAAP Earnings$3,568  $(551) $1,275  $1,656 
Depreciation, Depletion and Amortization411  832  1,197  1,748 
Other (Income) Deductions(5,303) (674) (287) 1,698 
Interest Expense(1,159) (2,649) (5,056) (7,453)
Income Taxes999  (597) (202) (5,475)
Adjusted EBITDA$(1,484) $(3,639) $(3,073) $(7,826)
     


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