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Delek US Holdings Reports First Quarter 2008 Results

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2008--Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) today reported a net loss for the first quarter 2008 of $5.0 million, or $0.09 per basic share compared with net income of $20.9 million, or $0.40 per diluted share for the first quarter 2007. The first quarter 2008 loss includes a $6.5 million realized after-tax non-cash loss associated with the company's equity investment in Lion Oil Company and a recognized $2.1 million after-tax non-cash gain related to ethanol hedging positions.

Compared to the same quarter a year ago, Delek's first quarter results were largely impacted by 68% higher crude prices, lower gasoline margins at the refinery and higher retail fuel prices at the convenience stores, all of which were offset by higher refinery throughputs.

Uzi Yemin, Delek's President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "We recognize each of our operating segments had positive contribution to our consolidated contribution margin in what proved to be a challenging environment. At the same time, we strengthened our balance sheet by reducing our net debt position by $23 million and increased our ethanol blending in both our refining and retail segments."

Refining Segment: The refining segment reported a contribution margin of $7.6 million for the first quarter of 2008 compared to $36.0 million for the first quarter of 2007. The refinery operating gross margin, adding back inter-company marketing fees of $0.65 per barrel, was $6.31 per barrel sold compared to $11.47 per barrel sold for the same quarter last year. The first quarter realized margin continued to be affected by the sharp increase in crude oil prices and trailing sales prices of residual products. Delek was able to partially offset the impact of these factors by blending approximately 2,100 barrels per day of ethanol, processing 10.5% West Texas sour crude and producing approximately 93% of light, high value products.

Net sales for the quarter were $552.8 million compared to net sales of $353.9 million for the same quarter last year. The refinery experienced strong demand for its finished products with total sales volume of 57,509 barrels per day as compared to 55,856 barrels per day during first quarter 2007. Total throughput was 58,083 barrels per day compared to 57,313 barrels for the same period a year ago.

Retail Segment: The retail segment's contribution margin was $10.9 million for the first quarter of 2008 compared to $11.9 million for the first quarter of 2007. Net sales for the quarter were $481 million, an increase of 45.3% compared to the same period a year ago. The lower contribution margin was caused in part by higher retail fuel prices during the quarter, the corresponding higher credit card expenses and decreased consumer spending.

Merchandise sales for the quarter were $97.1 million and represented an 18.7% increase compared with the same period last year. The increase was driven by the $17.4 million in merchandise sales associated with the Favorite Markets stores acquired during 2007. The merchandise margin for the first quarter 2008 was 32.3% compared to 32.5% and 31.6% for the same period last year and full year 2007, respectively.

Retail fuel margin for the first quarter 2008 increased to 12.6 cents per gallon from 12.3 cents per gallon for the same period last year, supported by the introduction of E-10 blended fuel in the fourth quarter of 2007. Retail fuel gallons sold in the first quarter 2008 increased 13.8% compared to the first quarter 2007. The increase in gallons sold was primarily driven by sales associated with Favorite Markets stores acquired during the second quarter of 2007.

Marketing Segment: The marketing segment reported a contribution margin of $6.4 million, an increase of 8.5%, compared to the same period last year. Net sales increased from $120.7 million in the first quarter 2007 to $184.3 million in the first quarter 2008. Net sales for the first quarter of 2008 included $3.4 million of inter-company fees and sales from the refining segment. The marketing segment reported sales volume of 17,258 barrels per day compared to 16,978 for the first quarter 2007.

Conference Call: The Company will hold a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2008 results today at 10:00 a.m. EDT. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live over the Internet by going to www.delekus.com and clicking Investor Relations, or by going to www.earnings.com, at least 15 minutes early to register, download and install any necessary audio software. For those who cannot listen to the live broadcast, a telephonic replay will be available for one week at (706) 645-9291, code 43641830, and the replay will also be available on Delek's website for 90 days.

About the Company: Delek US Holdings, Inc. is a diversified energy business focused on petroleum refining, marketing and supply of refined products, and retail marketing of fuel and general merchandise. The refining segment operates a high conversion, independent refinery, with a design crude distillation capacity of 60,000 barrels per day, in Tyler, Texas. The marketing and supply segment markets refined products through its terminals in Abilene, Texas and San Angelo, Texas as well as other third party terminals. The retail segment markets gasoline, diesel and other refined petroleum products and convenience merchandise through a network of company-operated retail fuel and convenience stores, operated under the MAPCO Express(R), MAPCO Mart(R), East Coast(R), Discount Food Mart(TM), Fast Food and Fuel(TM) and Favorite Markets(R) brand names.

Safe Harbor Provisions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements concerning our current estimates, expectations and projections about our future results, performance, prospects and opportunities and other statements, concerns, or matters that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined under the federal securities laws.

Investors are cautioned that the following important factors, among others, may affect these forward-looking statements. These factors include but are not limited to: our competitive position and the effects of competition; the projected growth of the industry in which we operate; changes in the scope, costs, and/or timing of capital projects; management's ability to execute its strategy of growth through acquisitions and transactional risks in acquisitions; general economic and business conditions, particularly levels of spending relating to travel and tourism or conditions affecting the southeastern United States; risks and uncertainties with the respect to the quantities and costs of crude oil, the costs to acquire feedstocks and the price of the refined petroleum products we ultimately sell; potential conflicts of interest between our majority stockholder and other stockholders; and other risks contained in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not be accurate indications of the times at, or by which such performance or results will be achieved. Forward-looking information is based on information available at the time and/or management's good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements. Delek US undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements.


                       Delek US Holdings, Inc.
          Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
            (In millions, except share and per share data)

                                              March 31,   December 31,
                                                 2008         2007
                                             ------------ ------------
Assets
   Current assets:
      Cash and cash equivalents              $     139.6  $     105.0
      Short-term investments                           -         44.4
      Accounts receivable                          153.3        118.8
      Inventory                                    147.1        130.6
      Other current assets                          27.7         47.7
                                             ------------ ------------
         Total current assets                      467.7        446.5
                                             ------------ ------------

   Property, plant and equipment:
      Property, plant and equipment                680.2        644.3
      Less: accumulated depreciation              (106.6)       (98.2)
                                             ------------ ------------
         Property, plant and equipment, net        573.6        546.1
                                             ------------ ------------

   Goodwill                                         89.0         89.0
   Other intangibles, net                           11.3         11.6
   Equity method investment                        133.0        139.5
   Other non-current assets                         16.1         11.6
                                             ------------ ------------
         Total assets                        $   1,290.7  $   1,244.3
                                             ============ ============

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
   Current liabilities:
      Accounts Payable                       $     311.5  $     248.6
      Current portion of long-term debt and
       capital lease obligations                     1.7         10.8
      Note payable                                  65.0            -
      Accrued expenses and other current
       liabilities                                  69.6         45.6
                                             ------------ ------------
         Total current liabilities                 447.8        305.0

   Non-current liabilities:
      Long-term debt and capital lease
       obligations, net of current portion         256.2        344.4
      Environmental liabilities, net of
       current portion                               6.7          6.7
      Asset retirement obligations                   6.3          5.3
      Deferred tax liabilities                      61.2         60.3
      Other non-current liabilities                 10.0         10.1
                                             ------------ ------------
         Total non-current liabilities             340.4        426.8

   Shareholders' equity:
      Preferred stock, $0.01 par value,
       10,000,000 shares authorized, 0
       shares issued and outstanding                   -            -
      Common stock, $0.01 par value,
       110,000,000 shares authorized,
       53,668,195 and 53,666,570 shares
       issued and outstanding, respectively          0.5          0.5
      Additional paid-in capital                   275.0        274.1
      Accumulated other comprehensive income        (3.6)         0.3
      Retained earnings                            230.6        237.6
                                             ------------ ------------
         Total shareholders' equity                502.5        512.5
                                             ------------ ------------
         Total liabilities and shareholders'
          equity                             $   1,290.7  $   1,244.3
                                             ============ ============

   See accompanying notes to the condensed consolidated financial
                              statements

                       Delek US Holdings, Inc.
     Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
            (In millions, except share and per share data)

                                            For the Three Months Ended
                                                    March 31,
                                            --------------------------
                                                2008          2007
                                            ------------  ------------

Net Sales                                   $   1,218.2   $     805.6

Operating costs and expenses:
   Cost of goods sold                           1,132.6         705.1
   Operating expenses                              57.9          46.8
   General and administrative expenses             13.3          12.2
   Depreciation and amortization                    9.4           7.0
                                            ------------  ------------
                                                1,213.2         771.1
                                            ------------  ------------
Operating income                                    5.0          34.5
                                            ------------  ------------

Interest expense                                    6.0           7.2
Interest income                                    (1.1)         (2.0)
Loss from equity method investment                  6.5             -
Other expenses, net                                 0.8           0.6
                                            ------------  ------------
                                                   12.2           5.8
                                            ------------  ------------

Income before income tax expense                   (7.2)         28.7
Income tax expense                                 (2.2)          7.8
                                            ------------  ------------

   Net income                               $      (5.0)  $      20.9
                                            ============  ============


Basic earnings per share                    $     (0.09)  $      0.41
                                            ============  ============

Diluted earnings per share                  $     (0.09)  $      0.40
                                            ============  ============

Weighted average common shares outstanding:
   Basic                                     53,668,058    51,139,869
                                            ============  ============
   Diluted                                   53,668,058    52,153,729
                                            ============  ============

Dividends declared and paid per common
 share outstanding                          $         -   $    0.2725
                                            ============  ============

                       Delek US Holdings, Inc.
     Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
                            (In millions)

                                            For the Three Months Ended
                                                    March 31,
                                            --------------------------
                                                2008          2007
                                            ------------  ------------

Cash flows from operating activities:       $      60.5   $       42.3
Cash flows from investing activities:               8.5           24.0
Cash flows from financing activities:             (34.4)          67.2
                                            ------------  ------------

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents          34.6          133.5

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning
 of the period                              $     105.0   $      101.6
                                            ------------  ------------
Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the
 period                                     $     139.6   $      235.1
                                            ------------  ------------

               DELEK US HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          Segment Statistics

                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                        March 31,
                                                   -------------------
                                                     2008      2007
                                                   --------- ---------
REFINING SEGMENT (1) :
Days operated in period                                  91        90
Total sales volume (average barrels per day)         57,509    55,856

Products manufactured (average barrels per day):
   Gasoline                                          31,322    31,358
   Diesel/Jet                                        21,304    20,665
   Petrochemicals, LPG, NGLs                          1,685     1,741
   Other                                              2,529     2,102
   Total production                                  56,841    55,866

Throughput (average barrels per day):
   Crude oil                                         52,984    53,052
   Other feedstocks                                   5,099     4,261
   Total throughput                                  58,083    57,313

Per barrel of sales:
   Refining operating margin (2)                   $   5.66  $  10.91
   Refining operating margin excluding inter-
    company marketing service fees(3)              $   6.31  $  11.47
   Direct operating expenses                       $   4.21  $   3.76

Pricing statistics (average for the period
 presented):
   WTI -- Cushing crude oil (per barrel)           $  97.94  $  58.29
   US Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack spread (per barrel)   $   8.84  $   9.85
   US Gulf Coast Unleaded Gasoline (per gallon)    $   2.44  $   1.63
   Low sulfur diesel (per gallon)                  $   2.79  $   1.77
   Ultra low sulfur diesel (per gallon)            $   2.81  $   1.79
   Natural gas -- (per MMBTU)                      $   8.58  $   7.19


                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                        March 31,
                                                   -------------------
                                                     2008      2007
                                                   --------- ---------
MARKETING SEGMENT(4):
Days operated in period                                  91        90
Total sales volume (average barrels per day)         17,258    16,978
Products sold (average barrels per day):
   Gasoline                                           8,042     7,757
   Diesel/Jet                                         9,149     9,142
   Other                                                 67        79
   Total sales                                       17,258    16,978
Direct Operating Expenses (per barrel of sales)    $   0.13  $   0.15


                                                   Three Months Ended
                                                        March 31,
                                                   -------------------
                                                     2008      2007
                                                   --------- ---------
RETAIL SEGMENT:
Number of stores (end of period)                        496       395
Average number of stores                                496       394
Retail fuel sales (thousands of gallons)            116,601   102,497
Average retail gallons per average number of
 stores (in thousands)                                  235       260
Retail fuel margin ($ per gallon)                  $  0.126  $  0.123
Merchandise sales (in thousands)                   $   97.1  $   81.8
Merchandise margin %                                   32.3%     32.5%
Credit expense (% of gross margin) (5)                 10.5%      8.0%
Merchandise and cash over/short (% of net sales)
 (6)                                                    0.3%      0.3%
Operating expense/merchandise sales plus total
 gallons (7)                                           16.0%     14.4%
(1)   Refining operating margin per barrel is calculated by dividing
       the margin between net sales and cost of crude oil, feedstocks
       and related transportation by the total barrels sold at our
       refinery. Industry-wide refining results are driven and
       measured by the margins between refined petroleum product
       prices and the prices for crude oil, which are referred to as
       crack spreads: the differential in price between a
       representative barrel of benchmark refined petroleum products,
       such as gasoline or heating oil, and a barrel of benchmark
       crude oil. The US Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack spread represents the
       differential between Platt's quotations for 3/5 of a barrel of
       US Gulf Coast Pipeline 87 Octane Conventional Gasoline and 2/5
       of a barrel of US Gulf Coast Pipeline No. 2 Heating Oil (high
       sulfur diesel) on the one hand, and the first month futures
       price of 5/5 of a barrel of light sweet crude oil on the New
       York Mercantile Exchange, on the other hand. We compare our
       refining operating margin to these crack spreads to assess our
       operating performance relative to other participants in our
       industry.
(2-4) Adding back inter-company marketing services fees of $3.4
       million for the three months ended March 31, 2008, from
       Refining to Marketing segment.
(5)   Consists of third party credit, debit and fuel card processing
       fees as a percentage of gross margin.
(6)   Merchandise and cash over/short as a percentage of net sales is
       a measure of merchandise loss or theft, motor fuel theft and
       cash shortages as a percentage of net sales.
(7)   Operating expense for our retail segment divided by merchandise
       sales plus total gallons sold is a ratio we use to measure
       store operating performance -- especially operating expense
       control. Total gallons are used rather than net fuel sales to
       eliminate the volatility of fuel prices in the calculation and
       improve comparability.

               DELEK US HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                             Segment Data
                            (In millions)

                   As of and for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2008
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                                              Corporate,
                                              Other and
                   Refining Retail Marketing Eliminations Consolidated
                   -------- ------ --------- ------------ ------------
Net sales
 (excluding
 intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales)        $ 556.2  $481.0 $   180.9 $       0.1  $    1,218.2
Intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales            (3.4)      -       3.4           -             -
Operating costs
 and expenses:
   Cost of goods
    sold             523.1   434.6     177.7        (2.8)      1,132.6
   Operating
    expenses          22.1    35.5       0.2         0.1          57.9
                   -------- ------ --------- ------------ ------------
Segment
 contribution
 margin            $   7.6  $ 10.9 $     6.4 $       2.8          27.7
                   -------- ------ --------- ------------
General and
 administrative
 expense                                                          13.3
Depreciation and
 amortization                                                      9.4
                                                          ------------
Operating income                                          $        5.0
                                                          ============

Total assets       $ 461.1  $523.2 $    85.1 $     221.3  $    1,290.7
                   ======== ====== ========= ============ ============

   Capital
    spending
    (excluding
    business
    combinations)  $  31.3  $  4.4 $     0.2 $         -  $       35.9
                   ======== ====== ========= ============ ============


                   As of and for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2007
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                                              Corporate,
                                              Other and
                   Refining Retail Marketing Eliminations Consolidated
                   -------- ------ --------- ------------ ------------
Net sales
 (excluding
 intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales)        $ 356.7  $331.0 $   117.9 $         -  $      805.6
Intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales            (2.8)      -       2.8           -             -
Operating costs
 and expenses:
   Cost of goods
    sold             299.0   291.5     114.6           -         705.1
   Operating
    expenses          18.9    27.6       0.2         0.1          46.8
                   -------- ------ --------- ------------ ------------
Segment
 contribution
 margin            $  36.0  $ 11.9 $     5.9 $      (0.1)         53.7
                   -------- ------ --------- ------------
General and
 administrative
 expense                                                          12.2
Depreciation and
 amortization                                                      7.0
                                                          ------------
Operating income                                          $       34.5
                                                          ============

Total assets       $ 340.7  $432.3 $    92.5 $     185.8  $    1,051.3
                   ======== ====== ========= ============ ============

   Capital
    spending
    (excluding
    business
    combinations)  $   5.9  $  2.3 $       - $         -  $        8.2
                   ======== ====== ========= ============ ============

CONTACT: Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
Assi Ginzburg, 615-224-1179
Vice President of Strategic Planning
or
Lovell Communications Inc.
U.S. Media Contact:
Paula Lovell, 615-297-7766
Cell: 615-972-2964
or
Arad Communications
Israel Media Contact:
Lior Chorev, 011-972-3-644-0404

SOURCE: Delek US Holdings, Inc.