MPLX LP ( MPLX Quick Quote MPLX - Free Report) units have gained 3.1% after reporting strong second-quarter 2022 earnings on Aug 2, before the opening bell.
MPLX reported second-quarter earnings of 83 cents per unit, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 81 cents. The bottom line improved from the year-ago quarter’s 66 cents.
Total quarterly revenues of $2,940 million surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2,489 million. The top line also increased from the prior-year quarter’s $2,395 million.
The strong quarterly results were supported by higher contributions from logistics and storage operations, and the gathering and processing business.
MPLX’s board of directors authorized a unit repurchase program of up to an additional $1 billion of the outstanding publicly traded common units.
MPLX’s adjusted EBITDA from the
Logistics and Storage segment increased from $947 million a year ago to $966 million. Higher pipeline throughputs aided the segment. Total pipeline throughputs for the second quarter were 5.9 million barrels per day (bpd), marking a 6% increase from the year-ago period.
Adjusted EBITDA from the
Gathering and Processing segment was recorded at $491 million, up from $427 million in the prior-year quarter. The segment benefited from a spike in natural gas liquid prices. Gathered volumes averaged 5.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d), suggesting an 11% increase from the year-ago period. Processed volumes of 8.5 Bcf/d marked a 1% increase from the year-ago quarter. Costs and Expenses
For second-quarter 2022, total costs and expenses of MPLX were $1,823 million, up from the year-ago quarter’s $1,464 million.
Distributable cash flow attributable to MPLX for second-quarter 2022 was $1,237 million, providing 1.69X distribution coverage, down from $1,250 million in the year-ago quarter. Distribution per unit was 70.5 cents for the reported quarter.
Free cash flow for the quarter under review increased to $1,349 million from $1,210 million recorded in the corresponding period of 2021.
As of Jun 30, 2022, the partnership’s cash and cash equivalents were $298 million. Its total debt amounted to $19.8 billion.
For 2022, MPLX revealed its growth capital spending guidance of $700 million.
Zacks Rank & Stocks to Consider
MPLX currently carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold).
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