HollyFrontier Corporation
HollyFrontier Corp (Form: 8-K, Received: 05/03/2017 06:34:22)


UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
 

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)
of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 3, 2017 ( May 3, 2017 )

 

HOLLYFRONTIER CORPORATION
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
(State or other
jurisdiction of incorporation)
001-03876
(Commission File Number)
75-1056913
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)

2828 N. Harwood, Suite 1300
Dallas, TX
(Address of principal
executive offices)
 

75201
(Zip code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (214) 871-3555

Not applicable
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)


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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On May 3, 2017 , HollyFrontier Corporation (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing the Company’s first quarter 2017 results. A copy of the Company’s press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein in its entirety.

The information contained in, or incorporated into, this Item 2.02 is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference to such filing.


Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits .

(d)    Exhibits .
99.1
—    Press Release of the Company issued May 3, 2017 .*

* Furnished herewith pursuant to Item 2.02.







SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
HOLLYFRONTIER CORPORATION

By:     /s/ Richard L. Voliva III            
Richard L. Voliva III
Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

Date: May 3, 2017




EXHIBIT INDEX



Exhibit
Number      Exhibit Title

99.1
—    Press Release of the Company issued May 3, 2017 .*

* Furnished herewith pursuant to Item 2.02.




Press Release
May 3, 2017
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HollyFrontier Corporation Reports Quarterly Results

Dallas, Texas, May 3, 2017 ‑‑ HollyFrontier Corporation (NYSE:HFC) (“HollyFrontier” or the “Company”) today reported first quarter net loss attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders of $(45.5) million or $(0.26) per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017 , compared to net income of $21.3 million or $0.12 per diluted share for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 .

The first quarter included several special items that reduced net income by a total of $12.0 million. On a pre-tax basis, these items included a lower of cost or market inventory valuation charge of $11.8 million, direct acquisition and integration costs of Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. (“PCLI”) totaling $15.6 million, incremental cost of products sold attributable to our PCLI inventory value step-up of $10.2 million, HollyFrontier's pro-rata share of Holly Energy Partners' loss on early extinguishment of debt of $4.5 million, and a gain of $24.5 million on foreign currency swaps related to the purchase of PCLI.

Excluding these items, net loss for the current quarter was $(33.5) million versus a loss of $(10.0) million for the same period of 2016 . This decrease was driven by lower product sales due to maintenance at the El Dorado, Tulsa and Navajo refineries, partially offset by $8.4 million in earnings attributable to our recently acquired PCLI operations. Production levels averaged approximately 392,000 barrels per day (“BPD”) and crude oil charges averaged 371,000 BPD for the current quarter. On a per barrel basis, consolidated refinery gross margin was $7.74 per produced barrel, a 2% increase compared to $7.59 for the first quarter of 2016 . Total operating expenses for the quarter were $307.1 million compared to $252.6 million for the first quarter of last year and include $36.0 million in costs attributable to our PCLI operations.

HollyFrontier’s President & CEO, George Damiris, commented, “First quarter crude rate was negatively impacted by our planned turnaround at Navajo, planned maintenance at the El Dorado vacuum tower, unplanned maintenance at the Tulsa CCR reformer, and the crude supply pipeline outage to our Woods Cross refinery. We are pleased with the results from the Navajo turnaround and the efficiency and debottleneck projects that were implemented during the turnaround. During the Tulsa outage, we were able to accelerate other maintenance and a catalyst upgrade originally planned for later this year, all of which will allow us to benefit from higher liquid yields and octane during the summer driving season. We are also encouraged by the results we have begun to see from our focused efforts to improve operations and reliability at Cheyenne; crude rate was over 48,000 barrels per day in March. With no major planned downtime until November, our refineries are well positioned for strong operational and financial performance for the remainder of the year.

We closed the PCLI acquisition on February 1st and PCLI continues to meet or exceed our expectations. Adjusted EBITDA for February and March was $28.0 million, in line with our annual guidance range. We remain confident in our $20.0 million per year synergy target and in the potential for significant margin uplift by increasing Group III base oil production through feedstock optimization. We are excited about our growing presence in the lubricants industry and are encouraged by our progress integrating PCLI into HFC.”

For the first quarter of 2017 , net cash used for operations totaled $39.4 million including $48.0 million of turnaround expenses. During the period, we declared a dividend of $0.33 per share to shareholders totaling $59.0 million . At March 31, 2017 , our cash and cash equivalents totaled $129.5 million and our consolidated debt was $2,231.5 million . Our debt, exclusive of Holly Energy Partners' debt, which is nonrecourse to HollyFrontier, was $991.0 million at March 31, 2017 .


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The Company has scheduled a webcast conference call for today, May 3, 2017 , at 8:30 AM Eastern Time to discuss first quarter financial results. This webcast may be accessed at: https://event.webcasts.com/starthere.jsp?ei=1139807. An audio archive of this webcast will be available using the above noted link through May 17, 2017.

HollyFrontier Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high-value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products. HollyFrontier operates through its subsidiaries a 135,000 barrels per stream day (“BPSD”) refinery located in El Dorado, Kansas, two refinery facilities with a combined capacity of 125,000 BPSD located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, a 100,000 BPSD refinery located in Artesia, New Mexico, a 52,000 BPSD refinery located in Cheyenne, Wyoming and a 45,000 BPSD refinery in Woods Cross, Utah. HollyFrontier markets its refined products principally in the Southwest U.S., the Rocky Mountains extending into the Pacific Northwest and in other neighboring Plains states. In addition, HollyFrontier, through its subsidiary, owns Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc., whose Mississauga, Ontario facility produces 15,600 barrels per day of base oils and other specialized lubricant products, and also owns a 36% interest (including the 2% general partner interest) in Holly Energy Partners, L.P.

The following is a “safe harbor” statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: The statements in this press release relating to matters that are not historical facts are “forward-looking statements” based on management’s beliefs and assumptions using currently available information and expectations as of the date hereof, are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks and uncertainties, including those contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, we cannot assure you that our expectations will prove correct. Therefore, actual outcomes and results could materially differ from what is expressed, implied or forecast in such statements. Any differences could be caused by a number of factors, including, but not limited to, risks and uncertainties with respect to the actions of actual or potential competitive suppliers of refined petroleum products in the Company’s markets, the demand for and supply of crude oil and refined products, the spread between market prices for refined products and market prices for crude oil, the possibility of constraints on the transportation of refined products, the possibility of inefficiencies, curtailments or shutdowns in refinery operations or pipelines, effects of governmental and environmental regulations and policies, the availability and cost of financing to the Company, the effectiveness of the Company’s capital investments and marketing strategies, the Company’s efficiency in carrying out construction projects, the ability of the Company to acquire refined product operations or pipeline and terminal operations on acceptable terms and to integrate any recent and future acquired operations, the possibility of terrorist attacks and the consequences of any such attacks, general economic conditions and other financial, operational and legal risks and uncertainties detailed from time to time in the Company’s Securities and Exchange Commission filings. The forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and, other than as required by law, we undertake no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


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RESULTS OF OPERATIONS

Financial Data (all information in this release is unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
March 31,
 
Change from 2016
 
2017
 
2016
 
Change
 
Percent
 
(In thousands, except per share data)
Sales and other revenues
$
3,080,483

 
$
2,018,724

 
$
1,061,759

 
53
 %
Operating costs and expenses:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of products sold:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of products sold (exclusive of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment)
2,641,157

 
1,625,163

 
1,015,994

 
63

Lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment
11,823

 
(56,121
)
 
67,944

 
(121
)
 
2,652,980

 
1,569,042

 
1,083,938

 
69

Operating expenses
307,117

 
252,583

 
54,534

 
22

General and administrative expenses
57,070

 
25,621

 
31,449

 
123

Depreciation and amortization
96,040

 
87,880

 
8,160

 
9

Total operating costs and expenses
3,113,207

 
1,935,126

 
1,178,081

 
61

Income (loss) from operations
(32,724
)
 
83,598

 
(116,322
)
 
(139
)
Other income (expense):
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings of equity method investments
1,840

 
2,765

 
(925
)
 
(33
)
Interest income
819

 
75

 
744

 
992

Interest expense
(27,158
)
 
(12,087
)
 
(15,071
)
 
125

Loss on early extinguishment of debt
(12,225
)
 
(8,718
)
 
(3,507
)
 
40

Gain on foreign currency swaps
24,545

 

 
24,545

 

Loss on foreign currency transactions
(9,933
)
 

 
(9,933
)
 

Other, net
265

 
65

 
200

 
308

 
(21,847
)
 
(17,900
)
 
(3,947
)
 
22

Income (loss) before income taxes
(54,571
)
 
65,698

 
(120,269
)
 
(183
)
Income tax expense (benefit)
(16,789
)
 
22,308

 
(39,097
)
 
(175
)
Net income (loss)
(37,782
)
 
43,390

 
(81,172
)
 
(187
)
Less net income attributable to noncontrolling interest
7,686

 
22,137

 
(14,451
)
 
(65
)
Net income (loss) attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders
$
(45,468
)
 
$
21,253

 
$
(66,721
)
 
(314
)%
Earnings (loss) per share attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
$
(0.26
)
 
$
0.12

 
$
(0.38
)
 
(317
)%
Diluted
$
(0.26
)
 
$
0.12

 
$
(0.38
)
 
(317
)%
Cash dividends declared per common share
$
0.33

 
$
0.33

 
$

 
 %
Average number of common shares outstanding:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic
176,210

 
176,737

 
(527
)
 
 %
Diluted
176,210

 
176,784

 
(574
)
 
 %
EBITDA
$
72,347

 
$
152,171

 
$
(79,824
)
 
(52
)%
Adjusted EBITDA
$
85,460

 
$
96,050

 
$
(10,590
)
 
(11
)%

Balance Sheet Data
 
March 31,
 
December 31,
 
2017
 
2016
 
(In thousands)
Cash, cash equivalents and total investments in marketable securities
$
129,512

 
$
1,134,727

Working capital
$
1,027,183

 
$
1,767,780

Total assets
$
9,548,254

 
$
9,435,661

Long-term debt
$
2,231,542

 
$
2,235,137

Total equity
$
5,229,096

 
$
5,301,985



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Segment Information

Our operations are organized into three reportable segments, Refining, PCLI and HEP. Our operations that are not included in the Refining, PCLI and HEP segments are included in Corporate and Other. Intersegment transactions are eliminated in our consolidated financial statements and are included in Consolidations and Eliminations. The Refining segment includes the operations of our El Dorado, Tulsa, Navajo, Cheyenne and Woods Cross refineries and HFC Asphalt (aggregated as a reportable segment). Refining activities involve the purchase and refining of crude oil and wholesale and branded marketing of refined products, such as gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel. These petroleum products are primarily marketed in the Mid-Continent, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. Additionally, the Refining segment includes specialty lubricant products produced at our Tulsa refineries that are marketed throughout North America and are distributed in Central and South America. HFC Asphalt operates various asphalt terminals in Arizona, New Mexico and Oklahoma.

On February 1, 2017, we acquired PCLI, a Canadian-based producer of lubricant products such as base oils, white oils, specialty products and finished lubricants. The PCLI segment involves production operations, located in Mississauga, Ontario, and marketing of its products to both retail and wholesale outlets through a global sales network with locations in Canada, the United States, Europe and China.

The HEP segment involves all of the operations of HEP, a consolidated variable interest entity, which owns and operates logistics assets consisting of petroleum product and crude oil pipelines, terminals, tankage, loading rack facilities and refinery process units in the Mid-Continent, Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions of the United States. The HEP segment also includes a 75% interest in the UNEV Pipeline (an HEP consolidated subsidiary), a 50% ownership interest in each of the Frontier Pipeline, Osage Pipeline and the Cheyenne Pipeline and a 25% ownership interest in SLC Pipeline. Revenues from the HEP segment are earned through transactions with unaffiliated parties for pipeline transportation, rental and terminalling operations as well as revenues relating to pipeline transportation services provided for our refining operations. Due to certain basis differences, our reported amounts for the HEP segment may not agree to amounts reported in HEP's periodic public filings.
 
Refining
 
PCLI
 
HEP
 
Corporate and Other
 
Consolidations and Eliminations
 
Consolidated Total
 
(In thousands)
Three Months Ended March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales and other revenues
$
2,862,076

 
$
201,940

 
$
105,634

 
$
27

 
$
(89,194
)
 
$
3,080,483

Operating expenses
$
257,115

 
$
36,029

 
$
32,489

 
$
1,013

 
$
(19,529
)
 
$
307,117

Depreciation and amortization
$
69,668

 
$
5,074

 
$
18,373

 
$
3,132

 
$
(207
)
 
$
96,040

Income (loss) from operations
$
(50,255
)
 
$
12,394

 
$
52,138

 
$
(46,435
)
 
$
(566
)
 
$
(32,724
)
Net income (loss)
$
(50,255
)
 
$
8,416

 
$
28,283

 
$
(24,183
)
 
$
(43
)
 
$
(37,782
)
Capital expenditures
$
47,674

 
$
1,595

 
$
8,265

 
$
2,223

 
$

 
$
59,757

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales and other revenues
$
1,999,587

 
$

 
$
102,010

 
$
110

 
$
(82,983
)
 
$
2,018,724

Operating expenses
$
228,762

 
$

 
$
26,823

 
$
1,255

 
$
(4,257
)
 
$
252,583

Depreciation and amortization
$
68,878

 
$

 
$
16,029

 
$
3,180

 
$
(207
)
 
$
87,880

Income (loss) from operations
$
55,000

 
$

 
$
56,067

 
$
(26,855
)
 
$
(614
)
 
$
83,598

Net income (loss)
$
55,000

 
$

 
$
48,305

 
$
(59,903
)
 
$
(12
)
 
$
43,390

Capital expenditures
$
104,707

 
$

 
$
42,184

 
$
2,682

 
$

 
$
149,573

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
March 31, 2017
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash, cash equivalents and total investments in marketable securities
$
90

 
$
56,799

 
$
7,007

 
$
65,616

 
$

 
$
129,512

Total assets
$
6,514,854

 
$
1,158,772

 
$
1,906,791

 
$
252,549

 
$
(284,712
)
 
$
9,548,254

Long-term debt
$

 
$

 
$
1,240,565

 
$
990,977

 
$

 
$
2,231,542

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
December 31, 2016
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash, cash equivalents and total investments in marketable securities
$
49

 
$

 
$
3,657

 
$
1,131,021

 
$

 
$
1,134,727

Total assets
$
6,513,806

 
$

 
$
1,920,487

 
$
1,306,169

 
$
(304,801
)
 
$
9,435,661

Long-term debt
$

 
$

 
$
1,243,912

 
$
991,225

 
$

 
$
2,235,137


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Refining Operating Data

The following tables set forth information, including non-GAAP performance measures about our refinery operations. The cost of products and refinery gross and net operating margins do not include the non-cash effects of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments and depreciation and amortization. Reconciliations to amounts reported under GAAP are provided under “Reconciliations to Amounts Reported Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” below.

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
Mid-Continent Region (El Dorado and Tulsa Refineries)
 
 
 
 
Crude charge (BPD) (1)
 
221,890

 
233,540

Refinery throughput (BPD)  (2)
 
242,120

 
252,160

Refinery production (BPD) (3)
 
232,580

 
242,100

Sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
227,700

 
233,350

Sales of refined products (BPD) (4)
 
255,370

 
262,210

Refinery utilization (5)
 
85.3
%
 
89.8
%
 
 
 
 
 
Average per produced barrel (6)
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
66.71

 
$
46.69

Cost of products (7)
 
60.04

 
38.85

Refinery gross margin (8)
 
6.67

 
7.84

Refinery operating expenses (9)
 
6.12

 
5.40

Net operating margin (8)
 
$
0.55

 
$
2.44

 
 
 
 
 
Refinery operating expenses per throughput barrel (10)
 
$
5.76

 
$
5.00

 
 
 
 
 
Feedstocks:
 
 
 
 
Sweet crude oil
 
58
%
 
52
%
Sour crude oil
 
19
%
 
21
%
Heavy sour crude oil
 
15
%
 
20
%
Other feedstocks and blends
 
8
%
 
7
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
Sales of produced refined products:
 
 
 
 
Gasolines
 
50
%
 
48
%
Diesel fuels
 
31
%
 
34
%
Jet fuels
 
9
%
 
7
%
Fuel oil
 
1
%
 
1
%
Asphalt
 
2
%
 
2
%
Lubricants
 
5
%
 
5
%
LPG and other
 
2
%
 
3
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%



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Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
Southwest Region (Navajo Refinery)
 
 
 
 
Crude charge (BPD) (1)
 
74,470

 
98,130

Refinery throughput (BPD)  (2)
 
79,490

 
109,120

Refinery production (BPD) (3)
 
78,110

 
107,510

Sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
76,340

 
113,370

Sales of refined products (BPD) (4)
 
90,700

 
113,750

Refinery utilization (5)
 
74.5
%
 
98.1
%
 
 
 
 
 
Average per produced barrel (6)
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
67.16

 
$
45.70

Cost of products (7)
 
58.76

 
38.77

Refinery gross margin (8)
 
8.40

 
6.93

Refinery operating expenses (9)
 
6.90

 
4.24

Net operating margin (8)
 
$
1.50

 
$
2.69

 
 
 
 
 
Refinery operating expenses per throughput barrel (10)
 
$
6.63

 
$
4.41

 
 
 
 
 
Feedstocks:
 
 
 
 
Sweet crude oil
 
18
%
 
33
%
Sour crude oil
 
76
%
 
57
%
Other feedstocks and blends
 
6
%
 
10
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
Sales of produced refined products:
 
 
 
 
Gasolines
 
53
%
 
56
%
Diesel fuels
 
39
%
 
38
%
Fuel oil
 
4
%
 
2
%
Asphalt
 
1
%
 
1
%
LPG and other
 
3
%
 
3
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%
Rocky Mountain Region (Cheyenne and Woods Cross Refineries)
 
 
 
 
Crude charge (BPD) (1)
 
74,710

 
59,430

Refinery throughput (BPD)  (2)
 
83,750

 
69,230

Refinery production (BPD) (3)
 
81,150

 
66,240

Sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
80,780

 
66,640

Sales of refined products (BPD) (4)
 
81,450

 
69,970

Refinery utilization (5)
 
77.0
%
 
71.6
%


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Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
Rocky Mountain Region (Cheyenne and Woods Cross Refineries)
 
 
 
 
Average per produced barrel (6)
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
65.83

 
$
46.79

Cost of products (7)
 
55.72

 
39.00

Refinery gross margin (8)
 
10.11

 
7.79

Refinery operating expenses (9)
 
10.08

 
9.68

Net operating margin (8)
 
$
0.03

 
$
(1.89
)
 
 
 
 
 
Refinery operating expenses per throughput barrel (10)
 
$
9.72

 
$
9.32

 
 
 
 
 
Feedstocks:
 
 
 
 
Sweet crude oil
 
38
%
 
39
%
Heavy sour crude oil
 
31
%
 
32
%
Black wax crude oil
 
20
%
 
15
%
Other feedstocks and blends
 
11
%
 
14
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%
 
 
 
 
 
Sales of produced refined products:
 
 
 
 
Gasolines
 
58
%
 
62
%
Diesel fuels
 
33
%
 
32
%
Fuel oil
 
2
%
 
3
%
Asphalt
 
5
%
 
1
%
LPG and other
 
2
%
 
2
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
Crude charge (BPD) (1)
 
371,070

 
391,100

Refinery throughput (BPD)  (2)
 
405,360

 
430,510

Refinery production (BPD) (3)
 
391,840

 
415,850

Sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
384,820

 
413,360

Sales of refined products (BPD) (4)
 
427,520

 
445,930

Refinery utilization (5)
 
81.2
%
 
88.3
%
 
 
 
 
 
Average per produced barrel (6)
 
 
 
 
Net sales
 
$
66.62

 
$
46.44

Cost of products (7)
 
58.88

 
38.85

Refinery gross margin (8)
 
7.74

 
7.59

Refinery operating expenses (9)
 
7.11

 
5.77

Net operating margin (8)
 
$
0.63

 
$
1.82

 
 
 
 
 
Refinery operating expenses per throughput barrel (10)
 
$
6.75

 
$
5.54

 
 
 
 
 
Feedstocks:
 
 
 
 
Sweet crude oil
 
46
%
 
45
%
Sour crude oil
 
26
%
 
27
%
Heavy sour crude oil
 
15
%
 
17
%
Black wax crude oil
 
4
%
 
2
%
Other feedstocks and blends
 
9
%
 
9
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%


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Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
Sales of produced refined products:
 
 
 
 
Gasolines
 
52
%
 
53
%
Diesel fuels
 
33
%
 
35
%
Jet fuels
 
5
%
 
4
%
Fuel oil
 
2
%
 
2
%
Asphalt
 
3
%
 
1
%
Lubricants
 
3
%
 
2
%
LPG and other
 
2
%
 
3
%
Total
 
100
%
 
100
%

(1)
Crude charge represents the barrels per day of crude oil processed at our refineries.
(2)
Refinery throughput represents the barrels per day of crude and other refinery feedstocks input to the crude units and other conversion units at our refineries.
(3)
Refinery production represents the barrels per day of refined products yielded from processing crude and other refinery feedstocks through the crude units and other conversion units at our refineries.
(4)
Includes refined products purchased for resale.
(5)
Represents crude charge divided by total crude capacity (BPSD). Effective July 1, 2016, our consolidated crude capacity increased from 443,000 BPSD to 457,000 BPSD upon completion of our Woods Cross Refinery expansion project.
(6)
Represents average per barrel amount for produced refined products sold, which is a non-GAAP measure. Reconciliations to amounts reported under GAAP are provided under “Reconciliations to Amounts Reported Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles” below.
(7)
Transportation, terminal and refinery storage costs billed from HEP are included in cost of products.
(8)
Excludes lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments of $11.8 million and $56.1 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 , respectively.
(9)
Represents operating expenses of our refineries, exclusive of depreciation and amortization.
(10)
Represents refinery operating expenses, exclusive of depreciation and amortization, divided by refinery throughput.

PCLI Operating Data

The following table sets forth information about our our PCLI operations for the period from February 1, 2017 (date of acquisition) through March 31, 2017.
        
 
 
Period From February 1, 2017 Through March 31, 2017
PCLI
 
 
Throughput (BPD) (1)
 
22,170

Production (BPD) (2)
 
21,760

Sales of produced products (BPD)
 
24,140


(1)
Throughput represents the barrels per day of feedstocks (principally vacuum gas oil and hydrocracker bottoms) input into our PCLI production facilities.
(2)
Production represents the barrels per day of products yielded from our PCLI production facilities.


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Reconciliations to Amounts Reported Under Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

Reconciliations of earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (“EBITDA”) and EBITDA excluding lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments and PCLI acquisition and integration costs, incremental cost of products sold attributable to our PCLI inventory value step-up and net gain on foreign currency swaps ("Adjusted EBITDA") to amounts reported under generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP") in financial statements.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, which we refer to as EBITDA, is calculated as net income (loss) attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders plus (i) interest expense, net of interest income, (ii) income tax provision, and (iii) depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is calculated as EBITDA plus or minus (i) lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments (ii) PCLI acquisition and integration costs (iii) incremental cost of products sold attributable to our PCLI inventory value step-up and (iv) net gain on foreign currency swaps.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not calculations provided for under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States; however, the amounts included in these calculations are derived from amounts included in our consolidated financial statements. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as alternatives to net income or operating income as an indication of our operating performance or as an alternative to operating cash flow as a measure of liquidity. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not necessarily comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies. These are presented here because they are widely used financial indicators used by investors and analysts to measure performance.

EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are also used by our management for internal analysis and as a basis for financial covenants.
Set forth below is our calculation of EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA.
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
(In thousands)
 
 
 
 
 
Net income (loss) attributable to HollyFrontier stockholders
 
$
(45,468
)
 
$
21,253

   Add income tax provision
 
(16,789
)
 
22,308

   Add interest expense (1)
 
39,383

 
20,805

   Subtract interest income
 
(819
)
 
(75
)
   Add depreciation and amortization
 
96,040

 
87,880

EBITDA
 
$
72,347

 
$
152,171

   Add (subtract) lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment
 
11,823

 
(56,121
)
   Add PCLI acquisition and integration costs
 
15,597

 

   Add Incremental cost of products sold attributable to PCLI inventory value step-up
 
10,238

 

   Less gain on foreign currency swaps
 
(24,545
)
 

Adjusted EBITDA
 
$
85,460

 
$
96,050

 
 
 
 
 
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to our PCLI segment is calculated as follows:
 
 
 
 
PCLI income from operations (see segment data on page 4)
 
$
12,394

 
 
   Add depreciation and amortization (see segment data on page 4)
 
5,074

 
 
PCLI EBITDA
 
$
17,468

 
 
   Add Incremental cost of products sold attributable to PCLI inventory value step-up
 
10,238

 
 
Adjusted PCLI EBITDA
 
$
27,706

 
 
(1) Includes loss on early extinguishment of debt of $12.2 million and $8.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2017 and 2016 , respectively.

Reconciliations of refinery operating information (non-GAAP performance measures) to amounts reported under generally accepted accounting principles in financial statements.

Refinery gross margin and net operating margin are non-GAAP performance measures that are used by our management and others to compare our refining performance to that of other companies in our industry. We believe these margin measures are helpful to investors in evaluating our refining performance on a relative and absolute basis.Refinery gross margin per barrel is the difference between average net sales price and average cost of products per barrel of produced refined products. Net operating margin per barrel is the difference between refinery gross margin and refinery operating expenses per barrel of produced refined products.

These two margins do not include the non-cash effects of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustments or depreciation and amortization. Each of these component performance measures can be reconciled directly to our consolidated statements of income. Other companies in our industry may not calculate these performance measures in the same manner.

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Refinery Gross and Net Operating Margins

Below are reconciliations to our consolidated statements of income for (i) net sales, cost of products sold (exclusive of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment) and operating expenses, in each case averaged per produced barrel sold, and (ii) net operating margin and refinery gross margin. Due to rounding of reported numbers, some amounts may not calculate exactly.

Reconciliation of produced refined product sales to total sales and other revenues
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per barrel amounts)
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
Average sales price per produced barrel sold
 
$
66.62

 
$
46.44

Times sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
384,820

 
413,360

Times number of days in period
 
90

 
91

Produced refined product sales
 
$
2,307,304

 
$
1,746,876

 
 
 
 
 
Total produced refined product sales
 
$
2,307,304

 
$
1,746,876

Add refined product sales from purchased products and rounding (1)     
 
260,940

 
131,408

Total refined product sales
 
2,568,244

 
1,878,284

Add direct sales of excess crude oil (2)     
 
258,741

 
90,918

Add other refining segment revenue (3)     
 
35,091

 
30,385

Total refining segment revenue
 
2,862,076

 
1,999,587

Add PCLI segment sales and other revenues
 
201,940

 

Add HEP segment sales and other revenues
 
105,634

 
102,010

Add corporate and other revenues
 
27

 
110

Subtract consolidations and eliminations
 
(89,194
)
 
(82,983
)
Sales and other revenues
 
$
3,080,483

 
$
2,018,724


Reconciliation of average cost of products per produced barrel sold to cost of products sold (exclusive of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment)
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per barrel amounts)
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
Average cost of products per produced barrel sold
 
$
58.88

 
$
38.85

Times sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
384,820

 
413,360

Times number of days in period
 
90

 
91

Cost of products for produced products sold
 
$
2,039,238

 
$
1,461,372

 
 
 
 
 
Total cost of products for produced products sold
 
$
2,039,238

 
$
1,461,372

Add refined product costs from purchased products sold and rounding (1)
 
260,838

 
138,374

Total cost of refined products sold
 
2,300,076

 
1,599,746

Add crude oil cost of direct sales of excess crude oil (2)     
 
259,830

 
91,588

Add other refining segment cost of products sold (4)     
 
13,819

 
11,734

Total refining segment cost of products sold
 
2,573,725

 
1,703,068

Add PCLI segment cost of products sold
 
136,304

 

Subtract consolidations and eliminations
 
(68,872
)
 
(77,905
)
Costs of products sold (exclusive of lower of cost or market inventory valuation adjustment and depreciation and amortization)
 
$
2,641,157

 
$
1,625,163



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Reconciliation of average refinery operating expenses per produced barrel sold to total operating expenses
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per barrel amounts)
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
Average refinery operating expenses per produced barrel sold
 
$
7.11

 
$
5.77

Times sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
384,820

 
413,360

Times number of days in period
 
90

 
91

Refinery operating expenses for produced products sold
 
$
246,246

 
$
217,043

 
 
 
 
 
Total refinery operating expenses for produced products sold
 
$
246,246

 
$
217,043

Add other refining segment operating expenses and rounding (5)
 
10,869

 
11,719

Total refining segment operating expenses
 
257,115

 
228,762

Add PCLI segment operating expenses
 
36,029

 

Add HEP segment operating expenses
 
32,489

 
26,823

Add corporate and other costs
 
1,013

 
1,255

Subtract consolidations and eliminations
 
(19,529
)
 
(4,257
)
Operating expenses (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)
 
$
307,117

 
$
252,583


Reconciliation of net operating margin per barrel to refinery gross margin per barrel to total sales and other revenues
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2017
 
2016
 
 
(Dollars in thousands, except per barrel amounts)
Consolidated
 
 
 
 
Net operating margin per barrel
 
$
0.63

 
$
1.82

Add average refinery operating expenses per produced barrel
 
7.11

 
5.77

Refinery gross margin per barrel
 
7.74

 
7.59

Add average cost of products per produced barrel sold
 
58.88

 
38.85

Average sales price per produced barrel sold
 
$
66.62

 
$
46.44

Times sales of produced refined products (BPD)
 
384,820

 
413,360

Times number of days in period
 
90

 
91

Produced refined product sales
 
$
2,307,304

 
$
1,746,876

 
 
 
 
 
Total produced refined product sales
 
$
2,307,304

 
$
1,746,876

Add refined product sales from purchased products and rounding (1)     
 
260,940

 
131,408

Total refined product sales
 
2,568,244

 
1,878,284

Add direct sales of excess crude oil (2)     
 
258,741

 
90,918

Add other refining segment revenue (3)     
 
35,091

 
30,385

Total refining segment revenue
 
2,862,076

 
1,999,587

Add PCLI segment sales and other revenues
 
201,940

 

Add HEP segment sales and other revenues
 
105,634

 
102,010

Add corporate and other revenues
 
27

 
110

Subtract consolidations and eliminations
 
(89,194
)
 
(82,983
)
Sales and other revenues
 
$
3,080,483

 
$
2,018,724


(1)    We purchase finished products to facilitate delivery to certain locations or to meet delivery commitments.
(2)
We purchase crude oil that at times exceeds the supply needs of our refineries. Quantities in excess of our needs are sold at market prices to purchasers of crude oil that are recorded on a gross basis with the sales price recorded as revenues and the corresponding acquisition cost as inventory and then upon sale as cost of products sold. Additionally, at times we enter into buy/sell exchanges of crude oil with certain parties to facilitate the delivery of quantities to certain locations that are netted at cost.
(3)
Other refining segment revenue includes the incremental revenues associated with HFC Asphalt, product purchased and sold forward for profit as market conditions and available storage capacity allows and miscellaneous revenue.
(4)
Other refining segment cost of products sold includes the incremental cost of products for HFC Asphalt, the incremental cost associated with storing product purchased and sold forward as market conditions and available storage capacity allows and miscellaneous costs.
(5)
Other refining segment operating expenses include the marketing costs associated with our refining segment and the operating expenses of HFC Asphalt.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, Contact:

Richard L. Voliva III, Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer
Craig Biery, Director,
Investor Relations
HollyFrontier Corporation
214/954-6510


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