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02/26/08
Delek US Holdings Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2007 Earnings

  • Record Net Income of $96.4 Million for 2007
  • Annual Net Sales of $4.1 Billion
  • Ethanol Blending Program Gains Momentum

BRENTWOOD, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 2008--Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) today reported net income for the full year 2007 of $96.4 million, or $1.82 per diluted share, compared to $93 million, or $1.94 per diluted share for full year 2006. For the fourth quarter, Delek reported a net loss of $12.1 million, or a loss of $0.23 per basic share, compared to net income of $11.6 million, or net income of $0.22 per diluted share, for the fourth quarter 2006.

Although Delek's fourth quarter financial performance was not as strong as in the prior quarters of 2007, this was largely due to refining industry specific factors we faced during the quarter. The refining segment was impacted by, among other things, the sharp increase in crude oil prices and backwardation in the crude market. Delek was able to partially offset the higher crude prices by continuing to optimize its crude slate by processing 11% West Texas sour crude during the quarter and by an increased contribution margin from the retail segment supported, in part, by ethanol blending in the month of December.

"Overall, 2007 was another successful and profitable year for Delek. We furthered our strategic goals by increasing our retail convenience store portfolio and diversifying our refinery holdings through the acquisition and integration of 107 convenience stores and through the acquisition of a 34.6% equity interest in Lion Oil Company," said Uzi Yemin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delek US.

"During the year, we commissioned a new electric substation, which we believe has increased the operational reliability of the refinery by helping to avoid unplanned outages. We were also able to increase our processing of West Texas sour crude to 7.7% of our slate. On the retail side, we increased our merchandise margin while maintaining same store sales growth and during the fourth quarter began offering E-10 products at approximately 180 of our stores. In fact, beginning January 1, 2008, we were offering E-10 blended fuel in our refining and retail segments and were working toward the offering of E-10 in the marketing segment.

In 2007, we continued to build upon the foundation we have established over the years. We anticipate 2008 will be another year of growth for the Company and we believe we have the capability to finance strategic acquisitions and high return capital projects."

Refining Segment: The refining segment had a negative contribution margin of $5.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2007 compared to a positive contribution margin of $23.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. The refinery operating gross margin, adding back inter-company marketing fees of $0.78 per barrel, was $4.46 per barrel sold compared to $8.57 per barrel sold for the same quarter last year. The fourth quarter realized margin was affected by the sharp increase in crude oil prices and trailing sales prices of our residual products.

Net sales for the quarter were $480.6 million compared to net sales of $353.4 million for the same quarter last year. The refinery reported sales volume of 54,332 barrels per day as compared to 56,700 barrels per day for the 2006 fourth quarter. Total throughput was 54,234 barrels per day compared to 58,841 barrels for the same period a year ago. In the fourth quarter, Delek processed 11% of West Texas sour crude compared to 8.4% in the third quarter of 2007 and 0% in the fourth quarter 2006.

Retail Segment: The retail segment contribution margin was $12.1 million for the fourth quarter of 2007 compared to $9.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. Net sales for the quarter were $477.3 million, an increase of 44.4% compared to the same quarter last year.

Merchandise sales for the quarter increased 22% to $103.2 million compared to $84.6 million for the fourth quarter of 2006. The increase was supported by the $18.1 million in merchandise sales associated with stores acquired during 2007 and by a same store sales increase of 0.2%. The merchandise margin for the fourth quarter 2007 was 30.7% compared to 30.8% for the same period last year. For the full year the merchandise margin increased from 30.6% to 31.6%.

Retail fuel gallons sold increased 16.2% to 121.4 million for the fourth quarter 2007 from 104.4 million in the fourth quarter 2006. The increase in gallons sold was primarily driven by sales associated with stores acquired during the second quarter of 2007 and by same store gallon growth of 1.3%. Retail fuel margin for the fourth quarter 2007 increased to 13.7 cents per gallon from 8.8 cents per gallon for the same period last year, supported, in part, by the introduction of E-10 blended fuel in the fourth quarter of 2007.

Marketing Segment: The marketing segment reported a contribution margin of $5.8 million compared to $6.2 million for the same period last year. Net sales were $160.2 million, including $3.9 million of inter-company fees and sales from the refinery segment on total sales volume of 16,246 barrels per day. For the full year 2007, the marketing segment produced $28.7 million in contribution margin.

Ethanol Update: During the quarter, Delek announced that it had begun blending ethanol in approximately 180 of its retail fuel and convenience stores. The company now offers E-10 blended fuel in approximately 280 stores and is currently blending ethanol with two-thirds of its gasoline production at the Tyler refinery.

Conference Call: The Company will hold a conference call to discuss this release today at 10:00 a.m. eastern time. 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 34931957, 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)

                                             December 31, December 31,
                                                2007          2006
                                             -----------  ------------
Assets
 Current assets:
  Cash and cash equivalents                  $    104.3   $     101.6
  Short-term investments                           45.5          73.2
  Accounts receivable                             112.6          83.7
  Inventory                                       130.6         120.8
  Other current assets                             21.8          31.3
                                             -----------  ------------
   Total current assets                           414.8         410.6
                                             -----------  ------------

 Property, plant and equipment:
  Property, plant and equipment                   644.3         493.1
  Less: accumulated depreciation                  (98.2)        (68.4)
                                             -----------  ------------
   Property, plant and equipment, net             546.1         424.7
                                             -----------  ------------

 Goodwill                                          89.0          80.7
 Other intangibles, net                            11.6          12.2
 Equity method investment                         139.5             -
 Other non-current assets                          11.6          21.2
                                             -----------  ------------
   Total assets                              $  1,212.6   $     949.4
                                             ===========  ============

Liabilities and shareholders' equity
 Current liabilities:
  Accounts payable                           $    248.6   $     175.5
  Current portion of long-term debt and
   capital lease obligations                       10.8           1.8
  Note payable                                        -          19.2
  Accrued expenses and other current
   liabilities                                     13.9          34.4
                                             -----------  ------------
   Total current liabilities                      273.3         230.9
                                             -----------  ------------

 Non-current liabilities:
  Long-term debt and capital lease
   obligations, net of current portion            344.4         265.6
  Environmental liabilites, net of current
   portion                                          6.7           9.3
  Asset retirement obligations                      5.3           3.3
  Deferred tax liabilities                         60.3          50.5
  Other non-current liabilities                    10.1           7.6
                                             -----------  ------------
   Total non-current liabilities                  426.8         336.3
                                             -----------  ------------

 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, 53,666,570 and
   51,139,869 shares issued and outstanding,
   respectively                                     0.5           0.5
  Additional paid-in capital                      274.1         211.9
  Accumulated other comprehensive income            0.3             -
  Retained earnings                               237.6         169.8
                                             -----------  ------------
   Total shareholders' equity                     512.5         382.2
                                             -----------  ------------
   Total liabilities and shareholders'
    equity                                   $  1,212.6   $     949.4
                                             ===========  ============


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

                   For the Three Months Ended For the Twelve Months
                           December 31           Ended December 31,
                   ---------------------------------------------------
                       2007         2006         2007         2006
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Net sales          $   1,118.2  $     811.3  $   4,097.1  $   3,216.1

Operating costs
 and expenses:
 Cost of goods
  sold                 1,044.9        727.7      3,632.5      2,824.4
 Operating
  expenses                61.4         44.7        220.5        175.5
 General and
  administrative
  expenses                14.6         11.0         54.6         38.2
 Depreciation and
  amortization             9.7          8.0         33.1         22.8
 Gain on forward
  contract
  activities              (0.1)           -         (0.1)           -
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
                       1,130.5        791.4      3,940.6      3,060.9
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
Operating income         (12.3)        19.9        156.5        155.2
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Interest expense           7.3          7.1         30.6         24.2
Interest income           (1.6)        (2.3)        (9.3)        (7.2)
Interest expense
 to related
 parties                     -            -            -          1.0
Loss from equity
 method
 investment(1)             1.4            -          0.8            -
Other expenses,
 net                       0.9          0.1          2.4          0.2
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------
                           8.0          4.9         24.5         18.2
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

Income(loss)
 before income tax
 expense                 (20.3)        15.0        132.0        137.0
Income tax
 expense(benefit)         (8.2)         3.4         35.6         44.0
                   ------------ ------------ ------------ ------------

 Net income(loss)  $     (12.1) $      11.6  $      96.4  $      93.0
                   ============ ============ ============ ============


Basic
 earnings(loss)
 per share         $     (0.23) $      0.23  $      1.85  $      1.98
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Diluted
 earnings(loss)
 per share                   -  $      0.22  $      1.82  $      1.94
                   ============ ============ ============ ============

Weighted average
 common shares
 outstanding:
 Basic              53,665,125   50,973,202   52,077,893   47,077,369
                   ============ ============ ============ ============
 Diluted            54,570,161   52,113,480   52,850,231   47,915,962
                   ============ ============ ============ ============



(1) Equity investment is reported two months in arrears.
                       Delek US Holdings, Inc.
          Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
                     (In millions, except shares)

                                              Years Ended December 31,
                                              ------------------------
                                                 2007    2006    2005
                                               ------- ------- -------
Cash flows from operating activities          $ 179.4 $ 110.2 $ 148.7
Cash flows from investing activities           (222.2) (251.4) (162.3)
Cash flows from financing activities             45.5   180.2    54.1
                                               ------- ------- -------
Net increase in cash and cash equivalents         2.7    39.0    40.5
Cash and cash equivalants, beginning of year  $ 101.6 $  62.6 $  22.1
                                               ------- ------- -------
Cash and cash equivalents, end of year        $ 104.3 $ 101.6 $  62.6
                                               ------- ------- -------
               DELEK US HOLDINGS, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
                          Segment Statistics

                               Three Months Ended      Year Ended
                                  December 31,        December 31,
                               ------------------- -------------------
                                 2007      2006      2007      2006
                               --------- --------- --------- ---------
REFINING SEGMENT (1) :
Days operated in period              92        92       365       365
Total sales volume (average
 barrels per day)                54,332    56,700    54,282    56,074

Products manufactured (average
 barrels per day):
   Gasoline                      29,337    30,722    29,660    30,163
   Diesel/Jet                    18,707    21,832    20,010    21,816
   Petrochemicals, LPG, NGLs      1,946     1,922     2,142     2,280
   Other                          2,434     1,814     2,848     2,324
   Total production              52,424    56,290    54,660    56,583

Throughput (average barrels per
 day):
   Crude oil                     51,493    54,373    53,860    55,998
   Other feedstocks               2,740     4,468     2,303     2,130
   Total throughput              54,234    58,841    56,163    58,128

Per barrel of sales:
   Refining operating margin
    (2)                        $   3.68  $   7.96  $  11.82  $  11.00
   Refining operating margin
    excluding inter-company
    marketing service fees(3)  $   4.46  $   8.57  $  12.56  $  11.15
   Direct operating expenses   $   4.86  $   3.41  $   4.15  $   3.51

Pricing statistics (average for
 the period presented):
   WTI -- Cushing crude oil
    (per barrel)               $  90.86  $  60.20  $  72.44  $  66.27
   US Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack
    spread (per barrel)        $   7.22  $   6.76  $  13.04  $  10.16
   US Gulf Coast Unleaded
    Gasoline (per gallon)      $   2.26  $   1.55  $   2.05  $   1.83
   Low sulfur diesel (per
    gallon)                    $   2.51  $   2.08  $   2.11  $   2.00

   Natural gas -- (per MMBTU)  $   7.39  $   6.18  $   7.12  $   6.89

                               Three Months Ended      Year Ended
                                  December 31,        December 31,
                               ------------------- -------------------
                                 2007      2006      2007      2006
                               --------- --------- --------- ---------
MARKETING SEGMENT(4):
Days operated in period              92        92       365       153
Total sales volume (average
 barrels per day)                16,246    17,906    17,923    17,758
Products sold (average barrels
 per day):
   Gasoline                       7,493     8,279     8,166     8,129
   Diesel/Jet                     8,670     9,554     9,651     9,568
   Other                             83        73       106        61
   Total sales                   16,246    17,906    17,923    17,758
Direct Operating Expenses (per
 barrel of sales)              $   0.15  $   0.08  $   0.15  $   0.12


                               Three Months Ended      Year Ended
                                  December 31,        December 31,
                               ------------------- -------------------
                                 2007      2006      2007      2006
                               --------- --------- --------- ---------
RETAIL SEGMENT:
Number of stores (end of
 period)                            497       394       497       394
Average number of stores            496       393       470       369
Retail fuel sales (thousands of
 gallons)                       121,363   104,443   474,154   396,867
Average retail gallons per
 average number of stores (in
 thousands)                         245       266     1,009     1,075
Retail fuel margin ($ per
 gallon)                       $  0.137  $  0.088  $  0.144  $  0.145
Merchandise sales (in
 thousands)                    $  103.2  $   84.6  $  411.4  $  330.5
Merchandise margin %               30.7%     30.8%     31.6%     30.6%
Credit expense (% of gross
 margin) (5)                        9.8%      9.3%      8.8%      7.8%
Merchandise and cash over/short
 (% of net sales) (6)               0.3%      0.3%      0.3%      0.3%
Operating expense/merchandise
 sales plus total gallons (7)      15.7%     13.5%     14.9%     13.5%
  (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 $3.9
       million for the three months ended December 31, 2007 and $14.7
       million for the twelve months ending December 31, 2007, 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 December 31, 2007
               -------------------------------------------------------
                                             Corporate,
                                              Other and
               Refining   Retail  Marketing  Eliminations Consolidated
               --------- ------------------ ------------- ------------
Net sales
 (excluding
 intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales)    $  484.5  $  477.3 $   156.3 $  0.1        $1,118.2
Intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales         (3.9)                3.9                      -
Operating costs
 and expenses:
 Cost of goods
  sold            462.2     428.6     154.1      -         1,044.9
 Operating
  expenses         24.3      36.6       0.3    0.2            61.4
               --------- ------------------ -------       ------------
Segment
 contribution
 margin        $   (5.9) $   12.1 $     5.8 $ (0.1)           11.9
               --------- ------------------ -------
General and
 administrative
 expense                                                      14.6
Depreciation
 and
 amortization                                                  9.7
Losses on
 forward
 contracts                                                    (0.1)
                                                          ------------
Operating
 income                                                   $  (12.3)
                                                          ============



               As of and for the Three Months Ended December 31, 2006
               -------------------------------------------------------
                                             Corporate,
                                  Marketing   Other and
               Refining   Retail     (1)     Eliminations Consolidated
               --------- ------------------ ------------- ------------
Net sales
 (excluding
 intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales)    $  356.6  $  330.8 $   123.8 $  0.1        $  811.3
Intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales         (3.2)     (0.2)      3.4      -               -
Operating costs
 and expenses:
 Cost of goods
  sold            311.9     295.0     120.8      -           727.7
 Operating
  expenses         17.8      26.6       0.2    0.1            44.7
               --------- ------------------ -------       ------------
Segment
 contribution
 margin        $   23.7  $    9.0 $     6.2 $    -            38.9
               --------- ------------------ -------
General and
 administrative
 expense                                                      11.0
Depreciation
 and
 amortization                                                  8.0
                                                          ------------
Operating
 income                                                   $   19.9
                                                          ============



                    For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2007
               -------------------------------------------------------
                                             Corporate,
                                              Other and
               Refining   Retail  Marketing  Eliminations Consolidated
               --------- ------------------ ------------- ------------
Net sales
 (excluding
 intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales)    $1,709.0  $1,775.8 $   611.9 $  0.4        $4,097.1
Intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales        (14.7)               14.7                      -
Operating costs
 and expenses:
 Cost of goods
  sold          1,460.2   1,575.4     596.9      -         3,632.5
 Operating
  expenses         82.2     136.8       1.0    0.5           220.5
               --------- ------------------ -------       ------------
Segment
 contribution
 margin        $  151.9  $   63.6 $    28.7 $ (0.1)          244.1
               --------- ------------------ -------
General and
 administrative
 expense                                                      54.6
Depreciation
 and
 amortization                                                 33.1
Losses on
 forward
 contracts                                                    (0.1)
                                                          ------------
Operating
 income                                                   $  156.5
                                                          ============
Total Assets   $  377.4  $  516.6 $    91.5 $227.1        $1,212.6
               ========= ================== =======       ============


                    For the Twelve Months Ended December 31, 2006
               -------------------------------------------------------
                                             Corporate,
                                  Marketing   Other and
               Refining   Retail     (1)     Eliminations Consolidated
               --------- ------------------ ------------- ------------
Net sales
 (excluding
 intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales)    $1,601.8  $1,395.6 $   218.2 $  0.5        $3,216.1
Intercompany
 marketing fees
 and sales         (3.2)     (0.2)      3.4      -               -
Operating costs
 and expenses:
 Cost of goods
  sold          1,373.5   1,234.9     216.0      -         2,824.4
 Operating
  expenses         71.9     102.8       0.3    0.5           175.5
               --------- ------------------ -------       ------------
Segment
 contribution
 margin        $  153.2  $   57.7 $     5.3 $    -           216.2
               --------- ------------------ -------
General and
 administrative
 expense                                                      38.2
Depreciation
 and
 amortization                                                 22.8
Losses on
 forward
 contract
 activities                                                      -
                                                          ------------
Operating
 income                                                   $  155.2
                                                          ============
Total Assets   $  332.4  $  428.4 $    92.4 $ 96.2        $  949.4
               ========= ================== =======       ============



(1) Marketing operations were initiated on August 1, 2006 in
 conjunction with the Pride acquisition

CONTACT: Delek US Holdings, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact:
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SOURCE: Delek US Holdings, Inc.