UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
  _____________________________________________________________
FORM 6-K
  _____________________________________________________________
Report of Foreign Private Issuer
Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2019
Commission file number 1- 32479
  _____________________________________________________________ 
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
   _____________________________________________________________
4th Floor, Belvedere Building
69 Pitts Bay Road
Hamilton, HM 08 Bermuda
(Address of principal executive office)
   _____________________________________________________________
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.
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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
REPORT ON FORM 6-K FOR THE QUARTERLY PERIOD ENDED MARCH 31, 2019
INDEX
 
 
PART I: FINANCIAL INFORMATION
PAGE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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ITEM 1 – FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS) (notes 1 and 2)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data)

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
$
 
$
Voyage revenues (notes 6 and 10a)
 
149,744

 
115,306

Voyage expenses
 
(5,775
)
 
(5,801
)
Vessel operating expenses (note 10a)
 
(26,101
)
 
(27,967
)
Time-charter hire expense (notes 5b and 10a)
 
(5,591
)
 

Depreciation and amortization
 
(34,126
)
 
(29,267
)
General and administrative expenses (notes 10a and 14)
 
(6,632
)
 
(7,071
)
Write-down of vessels (note 16)
 

 
(18,662
)
Restructuring charges (note 15)
 
(2,158
)
 
(1,396
)
Income from vessel operations
 
69,361

 
25,142

Equity income (note 7)
 
5,578

 
26,724

Interest expense
 
(42,217
)
 
(24,706
)
Interest income
 
1,078

 
914

Realized and unrealized (loss) gain on non-designated
derivative instruments
 (note 11)
 
(6,617
)
 
8,001

Foreign currency exchange loss (notes 8 and 11)
 
(731
)
 
(1,273
)
Other income (expense) (note 12b)
 
251

 
(52,582
)
Net income (loss) before income tax expense
 
26,703

 
(17,780
)
Income tax expense (note 9)
 
(2,578
)
 
(779
)
Net income (loss)
 
24,125

 
(18,559
)
Non-controlling interest in net income (loss)
 
2,508

 
(11,665
)
Preferred unitholders' interest in net income (loss)
 
6,425

 
6,425

General partner's interest in net income (loss)
 
304

 
(272
)
Limited partners’ interest in net income (loss)
 
14,888

 
(13,047
)
Limited partners’ interest in net income (loss) per common unit (note 13):
 


 


• Basic
 
0.19

 
(0.16
)
• Diluted
 
0.19

 
(0.16
)
Weighted-average number of common units outstanding (note 13):
 


 


• Basic
 
78,598,678

 
79,637,607

• Diluted
 
78,680,661

 
79,637,607


Related party transactions (note 10)

Subsequent events (note 18)

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited consolidated financial statements.


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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (LOSS) (notes 1 and 2)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
$
 
$
Net income (loss)
 
24,125

 
(18,559
)
Other comprehensive (loss) income:
 


 


Other comprehensive (loss) income before reclassifications
 


 


Unrealized (loss) gain on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments, net of tax
(21,489
)
 
2,299

Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax


 


To equity income:
 


 


Realized gain on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments
 
(500
)
 
(91
)
To interest expense:
 
 
 
 
Realized (gain) loss on qualifying cash flow hedging instruments (note 11)
 
(251
)
 
250

Other comprehensive (loss) income
 
(22,240
)
 
2,458

Comprehensive income (loss)
 
1,885

 
(16,101
)
Non-controlling interest in comprehensive income (loss)
 
1,658

 
(10,598
)
Preferred unitholders' interest in comprehensive income
 
6,425

 
6,425

General and limited partners' interest in comprehensive loss
 
(6,198
)
 
(11,928
)
The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (notes 1 and 2)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
As at March 31, 2019
 
As at December 31, 2018
 
$
 
$
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
122,589

 
149,014

Restricted cash – current (note 17)
45,329

 
38,329

Accounts receivable, including non-trade of $7,995 (2018 – $6,461)
23,962

 
20,795

Prepaid expenses
10,937

 
8,076

Current portion of derivative assets (note 11)
433

 
835

Current portion of net investments in direct financing leases (note 6)
12,939

 
12,635

Current portion of advances to joint venture partner (note 7)
79,363

 
79,108

Advances to affiliates (notes 10b)
10,146

 
8,229

Other current assets
1,812

 
2,306

Total current assets
307,510

 
319,327

 
 
 
 
Restricted cash – long-term (note 17)
32,686

 
35,521

 
 
 
 
Vessels and equipment
 
 
 
At cost, less accumulated depreciation of $685,407 (2018 – $665,206)
1,645,351

 
1,657,338

Operating lease right-of-use asset (notes 2 and 5b)
19,602

 

Vessels related to finance leases, at cost, less accumulated depreciation
of $73,650 (2018 – $66,878)
(note 5a)
1,758,028

 
1,585,243

Advances on newbuilding contracts (note 10d)

 
86,942

Total vessels and equipment
3,422,981

 
3,329,523

Investments in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures (note 7)
1,017,088

 
1,037,025

Net investments in direct financing leases (note 6)
558,857

 
562,528

Other assets
11,508

 
11,432

Derivative assets (note 11)
362

 
2,362

Intangible assets – net
50,008

 
52,222

Goodwill
34,841

 
34,841

Total assets
5,435,841

 
5,384,781

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
 
 
 
Current
 
 
 
Accounts payable
6,542

 
3,830

Accrued liabilities (notes 11 and 15)
73,730

 
74,753

Unearned revenue (note 6)
24,102

 
30,108

Current portion of long-term debt (note 8)
136,272

 
135,901

Current obligations related to finance leases (note 5a)
65,090

 
81,219

Current portion of operating lease liabilities (notes 2 and 5b)
12,863

 

Current portion of derivative liabilities (note 11)
12,060

 
11,604

Advances from affiliates (note 10b)
14,475

 
14,731

Total current liabilities
345,134

 
352,146

Long-term debt (note 8)
1,770,812

 
1,833,875

Long-term obligations related to finance leases (note 5a)
1,350,897

 
1,217,337

Long-term operating lease liabilities (notes 2 and 5b)
6,739

 

Other long-term liabilities (note 12c)
45,966

 
43,788

Derivative liabilities (note 11)
61,164

 
55,038

Total liabilities
3,580,712

 
3,502,184

Commitments and contingencies (notes 5, 8, 11 and 12)


 


 
 
 
 
Equity
 
 
 
Limited partners - common units (78.6 million units and 79.4 million units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively)
1,493,278

 
1,496,107

Limited partners - preferred units (11.8 million units issued and outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018)
285,159

 
285,159

General partner
49,215

 
49,271

Accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income
(23,504
)
 
2,717

Partners' equity
1,804,148

 
1,833,254

Non-controlling interest
50,981

 
49,343

Total equity
1,855,129

 
1,882,597

Total liabilities and total equity
5,435,841

 
5,384,781

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (notes 1 and 2)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
$
 
$
Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Net income (loss)
24,125

 
(18,559
)
Non-cash and non-operating items:
 
 
 
Unrealized loss (gain) on non-designated derivative instruments (note 11)
4,232

 
(12,170
)
Depreciation and amortization
34,126

 
29,267

Write-down of vessels

 
18,662

Unrealized foreign currency exchange (gain) loss
(1,767
)
 
584

Equity income, net of dividends received $7,008 (2018 – $nil)
1,430

 
(26,724
)
Other non-cash items
9,954

 
(4,245
)
Change in non-cash operating assets and liabilities
(17,596
)
 
55,355

Receipts from direct financing leases
3,025

 

Expenditures for dry docking
(4,279
)
 
(3,162
)
Net operating cash flow
53,250

 
39,008

 


 
 
FINANCING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt
108,551

 
115,515

Scheduled repayments of long-term debt
(29,476
)
 
(25,794
)
Prepayments of long-term debt
(140,787
)
 
(147,675
)
Financing issuance costs
(903
)
 
(2,775
)
Proceeds from financing related to sales and leaseback of vessels
158,680

 
126,273

Scheduled repayments of obligations related to finance leases
(17,664
)
 
(13,506
)
Repurchase of common units (note 13)
(9,497
)
 

Cash distributions paid
(17,646
)
 
(16,917
)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest
(20
)
 

Net financing cash flow
51,238

 
35,121

 


 
 
INVESTING ACTIVITIES
 
 
 
Expenditures for vessels and equipment
(123,884
)
 
(166,610
)
Capital contributions and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures
(2,864
)
 
(20,464
)
Receipts from direct financing leases

 
2,367

Proceeds from sale of equity-accounted joint venture

 
54,438

Net investing cash flow
(126,748
)
 
(130,269
)
Decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash
(22,260
)
 
(56,140
)
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of the period
222,864

 
339,435

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of the period
200,604

 
283,295

Supplemental cash flow information (note 17)


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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN TOTAL EQUITY (notes 1 and 2)
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars and units)

 
TOTAL EQUITY
 
Partners’ Equity
 
 
 
 
 
Limited
Partners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Units
 
Common Units
 
Preferred Units
 
Preferred Units
 
General
Partner
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive
Income (Loss)
 
Non- controlling Interest
 
Total
 
#
 
$                
 
#
 
$
 
$                
 
$                
 
$                
 
$                
Balance as at December 31, 2018
79,361

 
1,496,107

 
11,800

 
285,159

 
49,271

 
2,717

 
49,343

 
1,882,597

Net income

 
14,888

 

 
6,425

 
304

 

 
2,508

 
24,125

Other comprehensive loss

 

 

 

 

 
(21,390
)
 
(850
)
 
(22,240
)
Distributions declared:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   Common units ($0.14 per unit)

 
(10,997
)
 

 

 
(224
)
 

 

 
(11,221
)
   Preferred units Series A ($0.5625 per unit)

 

 

 
(2,812
)
 

 

 

 
(2,812
)
   Preferred units Series B ($0.5313 per unit)

 

 

 
(3,613
)
 

 

 

 
(3,613
)
Dividends paid to non-controlling interest

 

 

 

 

 

 
(20
)
 
(20
)
Change in accounting policy (note 2)

 
1,777

 

 

 
37

 
(4,831
)
 

 
(3,017
)
Equity-based compensation, net of
nominal withholding tax
(note 14)
81

 
810

 

 

 
17

 

 

 
827

Repurchase of common units (note 13)
(815
)
 
(9,307
)
 

 

 
(190
)
 

 

 
(9,497
)
Balance as at March 31, 2019
78,627

 
1,493,278

 
11,800

 
285,159

 
49,215

 
(23,504
)
 
50,981

 
1,855,129

 
TOTAL EQUITY
 
Partners’ Equity
 
 
 
 
 
Limited
Partners
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Common Units
 
Common Units
 
Preferred Units
 
Preferred Units
 
General
Partner
 
Accumulated Other Comprehensive
Income
 
Non- controlling Interest
 
Total
 
#
 
$                
 
#
 
$
 
$                
 
$                
 
$                
 
$                
Balance as at December 31, 2017
79,627

 
1,539,248

 
11,800

 
285,159

 
50,152

 
4,479

 
52,385

 
1,931,423

Net (loss) income

 
(13,047
)
 

 
6,425

 
(272
)
 

 
(11,665
)
 
(18,559
)
Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 
1,391

 
1,067

 
2,458

Dividends declared:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


   Common units ($0.14 per unit)

 
(11,148
)
 

 

 
(228
)
 

 

 
(11,376
)
   Preferred units Series A ($0.5625 per unit)

 

 

 
(2,812
)
 

 

 

 
(2,812
)
   Preferred units Series B ($0.5313 per unit)

 

 

 
(3,613
)
 

 

 

 
(3,613
)
Change in accounting policy

 
1,959

 

 

 
41

 

 
739

 
2,739

Equity-based compensation, net of
withholding tax of $0.6 million
 (note 14)
61

 
120

 

 

 
3

 

 

 
123

Balance as at March 31, 2018
79,688

 
1,517,132

 
11,800

 
285,159

 
49,696

 
5,870

 
42,526

 
1,900,383

The accompanying notes are an integral part of the unaudited consolidated financial statements.

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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)



1.
Basis of Presentation

The unaudited interim consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles (or GAAP). These financial statements include the accounts of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (or the Partnership), which is a limited partnership formed under the laws of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, its wholly-owned and controlled subsidiaries and any variable interest entities (or VIEs) of which it is the primary beneficiary. The preparation of consolidated financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements and accompanying notes. Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Certain information and footnote disclosures required by GAAP for complete annual financial statements have been omitted and, therefore, these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements should be read in conjunction with the Partnership’s audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended December 31, 2018, which are included in the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018 filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (or SEC) on April 5, 2019. In the opinion of management of Teekay GP L.L.C., the general partner of the Partnership (or the General Partner), these unaudited interim consolidated financial statements reflect all adjustments consisting solely of a normal recurring nature, necessary to present fairly, in all material respects, the Partnership’s consolidated financial position, results of operations, changes in total equity and cash flows for the interim periods presented. The results of operations for the interim periods presented are not necessarily indicative of those for a full fiscal year.

Significant intercompany balances and transactions have been eliminated upon consolidation. Certain comparative figures have been reclassified to conform to the presentation adopted in the fourth quarter of 2018 relating to a change in the Partnership's reportable segments (see Note 4) and to reclassifications of certain related party transactions between vessel operating expenses and general and administrative expenses in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss) which resulted in a decrease in vessel operating expenses and an offsetting increase in general and administrative expenses of $0.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

2.
Accounting Pronouncements

In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (or FASB) issued Accounting Standards Update (or ASU) 2016-02, which establishes a right-of-use model that requires a lessee to record a right of use asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for all leases with terms longer than 12 months. For lessees, leases are classified as either finance or operating, with classification affecting the pattern of expense recognition in the income statement. ASU 2016-02 requires lessors to classify leases as a sales-type, direct financing, or operating lease. A lease is a sales-type lease if any one of five criteria are met, each of which indicate that the lease, in effect, transfers control of the underlying asset to the lessee. If none of those five criteria are met, but two additional criteria are both met, indicating that the lessor has transferred substantially all of the risks and benefits of the underlying asset to the lessee and a third party, the lease is a direct financing lease. All leases that are not sales-type leases or direct financing leases are operating leases. FASB issued an additional accounting standard update in July 2018 that made further amendments to accounting for leases, including allowing the use of a transition approach whereby a cumulative effect adjustment is made as of the effective date, with no retrospective effect and providing an optional practical expedient to lessors to not separate lease and non-lease components of a contract if certain criteria are met. The Partnership adopted ASU 2016-02 on January 1, 2019. To determine the cumulative effect adjustment, the Partnership has not reassessed lease classification, initial direct costs for any existing leases and whether any expired or existing contracts are or contain leases. The Partnership identified the following differences:

The adoption of ASU 2016-02 resulted in a change in the accounting method for the lease portion of the daily charter hire accounted for as operating leases with firm periods of greater than one year for certain of the chartered-in vessels of the Partnership and the Partnership's equity-accounted joint ventures. Under ASU 2016-02, one of the Partnership's in-charter contracts previously accounted for as an operating lease is now treated as an operating lease right-of-use asset and an operating lease liability, which resulted in an increase of the Partnership's assets and liabilities. The right-of-use asset and lease liability recognized on March 31, 2019 was $19.6 million (January 1, 2019 – $22.8 million). In addition, certain equity-accounted joint ventures recognized a right-of-use asset and a lease liability on the balance sheet for these charters based on the present value of future minimum lease payments, whereas previously no right-of-use asset or lease liability was recognized. This had the result of increasing the equity-accounted joint venture’s assets and liabilities. The pattern of expense recognition of chartered-in vessels is expected to remain substantially unchanged, unless the right-of-use asset becomes impaired.
The adoption of ASU 2016-02 results in the recognition of revenue from the reimbursement of scheduled dry-dock expenditures, where such charter contract is accounted for as an operating lease, occurring upon completion of the scheduled dry-dock, instead of ratably over the period between the previous scheduled dry-dock and the next scheduled dry-dock. This change decreased investments in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures by $3.0 million, and total equity by $3.0 million as at March 31, 2019. The cumulative decrease to opening equity as at January 1, 2019 was $3.0 million.
The adoption of ASU 2016-02 results in direct financing lease payments received being presented as an operating cash inflow instead of an investing cash inflow in the consolidated statements of cash flows. Direct financing lease payments received during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $3.0 million and $2.4 million, respectively.
The adoption of ASU 2016-02 results in sale and leaseback transactions where the seller lessee has a fixed price repurchase option or other situations where the leaseback would be classified as a finance lease being accounted for as a failed sale of the vessel and a failed purchase of the vessel by the buyer lessor. Prior to the adoption of ASU 2016-02 such transactions were accounted for as a completed sale and a completed purchase. Consequently, for such transactions the Partnership does not derecognize the vessel sold and continues to depreciate the vessel as if it were the legal owner. Proceeds received from the sale of the vessel are recognized as a financial liability

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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


and bareboat charter hire payments made by the Partnership to the lessor are allocated between interest expense and principal repayments on the financial liability. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 has resulted in the sale and leaseback of the Yamal Spirit during the first quarter of 2019 being accounted for as a failed sale and unlike the eight sale-leaseback transactions entered into in prior years, the Partnership is not considered as holding a variable interest in the buyer lessor entity and, thus, does not consolidate the buyer lessor entity (see Note 5).
The Partnership’s time charters and voyage charters include both a lease component, consisting of the lease of the vessel, and a non-lease component, consisting of the operation of the vessel for the customer. The Partnership has elected to not separate the non-lease component from the lease component for all such charters, where the lease component is classified as an operating lease, and to account for the combined component as an operating lease.

In August 2017, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2017-12, Derivatives and Hedging - Targeted Improvements to Accounting for Hedging Activities (or ASU 2017-12). ASU 2017-12 eliminates the requirement to separately measure and report hedge ineffectiveness and generally requires, for qualifying hedges, the entire change in the fair value of a hedging instrument to be presented in the same income statement line as the hedged item. The guidance also modifies the accounting for components excluded from the assessment of hedge effectiveness, eases documentation and assessment requirements and modifies certain disclosure requirements. ASU 2017-12 became effective for the Partnership as of January 1, 2019. This change decreased accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income by $4.8 million as at January 1, 2019, and correspondingly increased opening equity as at January 1, 2019 by $4.8 million.

In June 2016, the FASB issued Accounting Standards Update 2016-13, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments (or ASU 2016-13). ASU 2016-13 replaces the incurred loss impairment methodology with a methodology that reflects expected credit losses and requires consideration of a broader range of reasonable and supportable information to inform credit loss estimates. This update is effective for the Partnership January 1, 2020, with a modified-retrospective approach. The Partnership is currently evaluating the effect of adopting this new guidance.
3.
Financial Instruments

a) Fair Value Measurements

For a description of how the Partnership estimates fair value and for a description of the fair value hierarchy levels, see Note 3 to the Partnership’s audited consolidated financial statements filed with its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018. The following table includes the estimated fair value and carrying value of those assets and liabilities that are measured at fair value on a recurring and non-recurring basis, as well as the estimated fair value of the Partnership’s financial instruments that are not accounted for at fair value on a recurring basis.
 
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
Fair
Value
Hierarchy
Level
 
Carrying
Amount
Asset
(Liability)
$
 
Fair
Value
Asset
(Liability)
$
 
Carrying
Amount
Asset
(Liability)
$
 
Fair
Value
Asset
(Liability)
$
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash (note 17a)
Level 1
 
200,604

 
200,604

 
222,864

 
222,864

Derivative instruments (note 11)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements – assets
Level 2
 
325

 
325

 
3,341

 
3,341

Interest rate swap agreements – liabilities
Level 2
 
(43,724
)
 
(43,724
)
 
(40,958
)
 
(40,958
)
Cross currency swap agreements – liabilities
Level 2
 
(30,965
)
 
(30,965
)
 
(29,122
)
 
(29,122
)
Other derivative
Level 3
 

 

 
1,061

 
1,061

Other:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Advances to equity-accounted joint ventures (note 7)
(i) 
 
131,629

 
(i) 

 
131,386

 
(i) 

Long-term debt – public (note 8)
Level 1
 
(351,578
)
 
(363,189
)
 
(350,813
)
 
(361,095
)
Long-term debt – non-public (note 8)
Level 2
 
(1,555,506
)
 
(1,529,580
)
 
(1,618,963
)
 
(1,604,106
)
Obligations related to finance leases (note 5)
Level 2
 
(1,415,987
)
 
(1,411,812
)
 
(1,298,556
)
 
(1,274,693
)

(i)
The advances to equity-accounted joint ventures together with the Partnership’s equity investments in the joint ventures form the net aggregate carrying value of the Partnership’s interests in the joint ventures in these consolidated financial statements. The fair values of the individual components of such aggregate interests are not determinable.


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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


Changes in fair value during the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 for the Partnership’s other derivative instrument, the Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative, which is described below and is measured at fair value on a recurring basis using significant unobservable inputs (Level 3), are as follows:

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
$
 
$
Fair value at beginning of period
 
1,061

 
1,648

Realized and unrealized gains included in earnings
 
(40
)
 
579

Settlements
 
(1,021
)
 
(678
)
Fair value at end of period
 

 
1,549

The time-charter contract for the Toledo Spirit Suezmax tanker ended in January 2019, upon which the charterer, who was also the owner, sold the vessel, which resulted in the related agreement with Teekay Corporation described below ending concurrently. The time-charter contract for the vessel had increased or decreased the otherwise fixed-hire rate established in the charter depending on the spot charter rates that the Partnership would have earned had it traded the vessel in the spot tanker market. In order to reduce the variability of its revenue under the Toledo Spirit time-charter, the Partnership entered into an agreement with Teekay Corporation under which Teekay Corporation paid the Partnership any amounts payable to the charterer of the Toledo Spirit as a result of spot rates being below the fixed rate, and the Partnership paid Teekay Corporation any amounts payable to the Partnership by the charterer of the Toledo Spirit as a result of spot rates being in excess of the fixed rate.

b) Financing Receivables

The following table contains a summary of the Partnership’s loan receivables and other financing receivables by type of borrower and the method by which the Partnership monitors the credit quality of its financing receivables on a quarterly basis.

 
 
Credit Quality
 
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
Class of Financing Receivable
 
Indicator
 
Grade
 
$
 
$
Direct financing leases
 
Payment activity
 
Performing
 
571,796

 
575,163

Other receivables:
 

 

 


 


Long-term receivable and accrued revenue included in other assets
 
Payment activity
 
Performing
 
5,852

 
5,694

Advances to equity-accounted joint ventures, current and long-term (note 7)
 
Other internal metrics
 
Performing
 
131,629

 
131,386

 
 
 
 
 
 
709,277

 
712,243


4.
Segment Reporting

Prior to the fourth quarter of 2018, the Partnership reported its financial results on the basis of two business segments: a liquefied gas segment and a conventional tanker segment. During 2018, the Partnership’s Teekay Multi-Gas Pool commenced operations. As part of this initiative, the Partnership completed an internal reorganization and revised its reportable segments, and such changes resulted in management viewing the gas fleet and its components differently. As a result, the Partnership’s liquefied petroleum gas (or LPG) and multi-gas carriers are reported in a separate segment apart from its LNG carriers, resulting in a total of three business segments. All segment information for comparative periods has been retroactively adjusted to conform with the change in segment presentation adopted commencing in the fourth quarter of 2018.


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The following table includes results for the Partnership’s segments for the periods presented in these financial statements.
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
 
Liquefied Natural Gas
Segment
$
 
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Segment
$
 
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
$
 
Total
$
Voyage revenues
 
137,822

 
9,160

 
2,762

 
149,744

Voyage (expenses) recoveries
 
(1,238
)
 
(4,670
)
 
133

 
(5,775
)
Vessel operating expenses
 
(20,555
)
 
(4,352
)
 
(1,194
)
 
(26,101
)
Time-charter hire expense
 
(5,591
)
 

 

 
(5,591
)
Depreciation and amortization
 
(31,686
)
 
(1,921
)
 
(519
)
 
(34,126
)
General and administrative expenses(i)
 
(5,963
)
 
(563
)
 
(106
)
 
(6,632
)
Restructuring charges
 

 

 
(2,158
)
 
(2,158
)
Income (loss) from vessel operations
 
72,789

 
(2,346
)
 
(1,082
)
 
69,361

Equity income (loss)
 
7,493

 
(1,915
)
 

 
5,578


 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2018
 
 
Liquefied Natural Gas
Segment
$
 
Liquefied Petroleum Gas
Segment
$
 
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
$
 
Total
$
Voyage revenues
 
101,426

 
3,623

 
10,257

 
115,306

Voyage expenses
 
(421
)
 
(2,387
)
 
(2,993
)
 
(5,801
)
Vessel operating expenses
 
(20,163
)
 
(4,025
)
 
(3,779
)
 
(27,967
)
Depreciation and amortization
 
(25,479
)
 
(1,742
)
 
(2,046
)
 
(29,267
)
General and administrative expenses(i)
 
(5,154
)
 
(1,133
)
 
(784
)
 
(7,071
)
Write-down of vessels
 

 

 
(18,662
)
 
(18,662
)
Restructuring charges
 

 

 
(1,396
)
 
(1,396
)
Income (loss) from vessel operations
 
50,209

 
(5,664
)
 
(19,403
)
 
25,142

Equity income (loss)
 
27,404

 
(680
)
 

 
26,724


(i)
Includes direct general and administrative expenses and indirect general and administrative expenses (allocated to each segment based on estimated use of corporate resources).
      
A reconciliation of total segment assets to total assets presented in the consolidated balance sheets is as follows:
 
 
March 31,
 2019
 
December 31,
2018
 
 
$
 
$
Total assets of the liquefied natural gas segment
 
4,963,784

 
4,861,977

Total assets of the liquefied petroleum gas segment
 
325,765

 
326,111

Total assets of the conventional tanker segment
 
13,557

 
39,450

Unallocated:
 


 


Cash and cash equivalents
 
122,589

 
149,014

Advances to affiliates
 
10,146

 
8,229

Consolidated total assets
 
5,435,841

 
5,384,781





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5.
Chartered-in Vessels

a) Obligations related to Finance Leases
 
 
March 31,
2019
$
 
December 31,
2018
$
LNG Carriers
 
1,415,987


1,274,569

Suezmax Tanker
 


23,987

Total obligations related to finance leases
 
1,415,987


1,298,556

Less current portion
 
(65,090
)

(81,219
)
Long-term obligations related to finance leases
 
1,350,897


1,217,337


LNG Carriers. As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership was a party to finance leases on nine LNG carriers. Upon delivery of these nine LNG carriers between February 2016 and January 2019, the Partnership sold these vessels to third parties (or Lessors) and leased them back under 10 to 15-year bareboat charter contracts ending in 2026 through to 2034. At inception of these leases, the weighted-average interest rate implicit in these leases was 5.2%. The bareboat charter contracts are presented as obligations related to finance leases on the Partnership's consolidated balance sheets and have purchase obligations at the end of the lease terms.

The Partnership consolidates eight of the nine Lessors for financial reporting purposes as VIEs. The Partnership understands that these vessels and lease operations are the only assets and operations of the Lessors. The Partnership operates the vessels during the lease term and, as a result, is considered to be, under GAAP, the Lessor's primary beneficiary.

The liabilities of the eight Lessors are loans and are non-recourse to the Partnership. The amounts funded to the eight Lessors in order to purchase the vessels materially match the funding to be paid by the Partnership's subsidiaries under the sale-leaseback transaction. As a result, the amounts due by the Partnership's subsidiaries to the eight Lessors considered as VIEs have been included in obligations related to finance leases as representing the Lessors' loans.

During January 2019, the Partnership sold the Yamal Spirit and leased it back for a period of 15 years, with an option granted to the Partnership to extend the lease term by an additional five years. The Partnership is required to purchase the vessel at the end of the lease term. Subsequent to the adoption of ASU 2016-02 on January 1, 2019, sale and leaseback transactions where the lessee has a purchase obligation are treated as a failed sale. Consequently, the Partnership has not derecognized the vessel and continues to depreciate the asset as if it were the legal owner. Proceeds received from the sale are set up as a financial liability and bareboat charter hire payments made by the Partnership to the Lessor are allocated between interest expense and principal repayments on the financial liability.

The obligations of the Partnership under the bareboat charter contracts for the nine LNG carriers are guaranteed by the Partnership. In addition, the guarantee agreements require the Partnership to maintain minimum levels of tangible net worth and aggregate liquidity, and not to exceed a maximum amount of leverage. As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership was in compliance with all covenants in respect of the obligations related to its finance leases.

As at March 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, the remaining commitments related to the financial liabilities of these nine LNG carriers (December 31, 2018 – eight LNG carriers) including the amounts to be paid for the related purchase obligations, approximated $1.9 billion (December 31, 2018 – $1.7 billion), including imputed interest of $513.2 million (December 31, 2018 – $435.3 million), repayable for the remainder of 2019 through 2034, as indicated below:
 
 
Commitments
Year
 
March 31, 2019
December 31, 2018
Remainder of 2019
 
$
101,700

$
119,517

2020
 
$
134,915

$
118,685

2021
 
$
133,542

$
117,772

2022
 
$
132,312

$
116,978

2023
 
$
131,237

$
116,338

Thereafter
 
$
1,295,440

$
1,120,670


Suezmax Tanker. As at December 31, 2018, the Partnership was a party, as lessee, to a finance lease on one Suezmax tanker, the Toledo Spirit. As at December 31, 2018, the remaining commitments related to the one finance lease for the Suezmax tanker, including the related purchase obligations, approximated $24.2 million including imputed interest of $0.2 million, repayable in 2019. In January 2019, the charterer, who is also the owner, sold the Toledo Spirit to a third party which resulted in the Partnership returning the vessel to its owner and the obligation related to finance lease concurrently being extinguished.

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b) Operating Leases

A time-charter-in contract is typically for a fixed period of time, although in certain cases the Partnership may have the option to extend the charter. The Partnership will typically pay the owner a daily hire rate that is fixed over the duration of the charter-in contract. The Partnership is generally not required to pay the daily hire rate during periods the vessel is not able to operate. The Partnership has chartered a vessel from its 52%-owned joint venture with Marubeni Corporation (or the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture) on a time-charter-in contract, whereby the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture provides use of the vessel to the Partnership and operates the vessel for the Partnership.

The Partnership has determined its time-charter-in contract contains both a lease component (lease of the vessel) and a non-lease component (operation of the vessel). The Partnership has allocated the contract consideration between the lease component and non-lease component on a relative standalone selling price basis. The standalone selling price of the non-lease component has been determined using a cost-plus approach, whereby the Partnership estimates the cost to operate the vessel using cost benchmarking studies prepared by a third party, when available, or internal estimates when not available, plus a profit margin. The standalone selling price of the lease component has been determined using an adjusted market approach, whereby the Partnership calculates a rate excluding the operating component based on a market time-charter rate information from published broker estimates, when available, or internal estimates when not available. Given that there are no observable standalone selling prices for either of these two components, judgment is required in determining the standalone selling price of each component. The discount rate of the lease is determined using the Partnership’s incremental borrowing rate, which is based on the fixed interest rate the Partnership could obtain when entering into a secured loan facility of similar term for an amount equal to the total minimum lease payments.

Under its time-charter-in contract with the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture, which has an original term of more than one year, for the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Partnership incurred $5.6 million of time-charter hire expense, of which $3.5 million was allocable to the lease component and $2.1 million was allocable to the non-lease component. The $3.5 million allocable to the lease component approximates the cash paid for the amounts included in operating lease liabilities and is reflected as a reduction in operating cash flows for the three months ended March 31, 2019. As at March 31, 2019, the weighted-average remaining lease term and weighted-average discount rate for the time-charter-in contract were 1.5 years and 5.0%, respectively.
 
The Partnership has elected to recognize the lease payments of short-term leases in profit or loss on a straight-line basis over the lease term and variable lease payments in the period in which the obligation for those payments is incurred, which is consistent with the recognition of payment for the non-lease component. The Partnership considers as short-term leases those with an original term of one year or less, excluding leases with an option to extend the lease for greater than one year or an option to purchase the underlying asset where the lessee is reasonably certain to exercise the applicable option.

A maturity analysis of the Partnership’s operating lease liabilities from its time-charter-in contract as at March 31, 2019 is as follows:
 
Lease Commitment
 
Non-Lease Commitment
 
Total Commitment
Year
$
 
$
 
$
Payments:
 
 
 
 
 
  Remainder of 2019
9,847

 
6,078

 
15,925

  2020
10,490

 
6,475

 
16,965

Total payments
20,337

 
12,553

 
32,890

Less imputed interest
(735
)
 


 


Carrying value of operating lease liabilities
19,602

 


 



As at December 31, 2018, minimum commitments incurred by the Partnership relating to its time-charter-in contract were approximately $23.7 million (2019) and $17.0 million (2020).
6.
Revenue

The Partnership’s primary source of revenue is chartering its vessels to customers. The Partnership utilizes three primary forms of contracts, consisting of time-charter contracts, voyage charter contracts and bareboat charter contracts. For a description of these contracts, see Item 18 - Financial Statements: Note 6 in the Partnership’s audited consolidated financial statements filed with its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018. In addition, the Partnership also generates revenue from construction supervision and crew-training for the vessels under construction in its joint venture with China LNG Shipping (Holdings) Limited (or China LNG), CETS Investment Management (HK) Co. Ltd. and BW Investments Pte. Ltd (or the Pan Union Joint Venture), in which the Partnership's ownership interests range from 20% to 30%, and from the start-up of an LNG receiving and regasification terminal under construction related to its 30%-owned joint venture with National Oil and Gas Authority (30%), Gulf Investment Corporation (24%), and Samsung C&T (16%) (or the Bahrain LNG Joint Venture). Such services may include the procurement of third party goods and services for the asset’s owner.


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Revenue Table

The following tables contain the Partnership’s total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, by contract type and by segment.
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
Liquefied 
Gas
Segment
$
 
Liquefied 
Petroleum Gas
Segment
$
 
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
$
 
Total
$
Time charters
130,775

 

 
2,762

 
133,537

Voyage charters

 
9,160

 

 
9,160

Bareboat charters
6,062

 

 

 
6,062

Management fees and other income
985

 

 

 
985

 
137,822

 
9,160

 
2,762

 
149,744

 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
Liquefied 
Gas
Segment
$
 
Liquefied 
Petroleum Gas
Segment
$
 
Conventional
Tanker
Segment
$
 
Total
$
Time charters
93,459

 

 
5,398

 
98,857

Voyage charters

 
3,623

 
4,751

 
8,374

Bareboat charters
5,377

 

 

 
5,377

Management fees and other income
2,590

 

 
108

 
2,698


101,426

 
3,623

 
10,257

 
115,306


The following table contains the Partnership’s total revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, by contracts or components of contracts accounted for as leases and those not accounted for as leases:

 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
2019
 
2018
 
$
 
$
Lease revenue
 
 
 
Lease revenue from lease payments of operating leases
129,760

 
98,817

Interest income on lease receivables
12,794

 
9,960

Variable lease payments - cost reimbursements(1)
680

 

Variable lease payments - other(2)

 
(309
)

143,234

 
108,468

Non-lease revenue


 


Non-lease revenue - related to sales type or direct financing leases
5,525

 
4,140

Management fees and other income
985

 
2,698


6,510

 
6,838

Total
149,744

 
115,306


(1)
Reimbursements for vessel operating expenditures and dry-docking expenditures received from the Partnership's customers relating to such costs incurred by the Partnership to operate the vessel for the customer.

(2)
Compensation from time-charter contracts based on spot market rates in excess of a base daily hire amount.

Net Investments in Direct Financing Leases

The Partnership’s time-charter contracts accounted for as direct financing leases contain both a lease component (lease of the vessel) and a non-lease component (operation of the vessel). The Partnership has allocated the contract consideration between the lease component and non-lease component on a relative standalone selling price basis. The standalone selling price of the non-lease component has been determined using a cost-plus approach, whereby the Partnership estimates the cost to operate the vessel using cost benchmarking studies prepared by a third party, when available, or internal estimates when not available, plus a profit margin. The standalone selling price of the

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lease component has been determined using an adjusted market approach, whereby the Partnership calculates a rate excluding the operating component based on a market time-charter rate from published broker estimates, when available, or internal estimates when not available. Given that there are no observable standalone selling prices for either of these two components, judgment is required in determining the standalone selling price of each component.

The Partnership has three LNG carriers, excluding the vessels in its equity-accounted joint ventures, that are accounted for as direct financing leases. For a description of the Partnership's LNG carriers accounted for as direct financing leases, see Note 6 to the Partnership's audited consolidated financial statements included in its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018. The following table lists the components of the Partnership's net investments in direct financing leases:
 
 
March 31,
2019
$
 
December 31,
2018
$
Total minimum lease payments to be received
 
880,978

 
897,130

Estimated unguaranteed residual value of leased properties
 
291,098

 
291,098

Initial direct costs
 
320

 
329

Less unearned revenue
 
(600,600
)
 
(613,394
)
   Total net investments in direct financing leases
 
571,796

 
575,163

Less current portion
 
(12,939
)
 
(12,635
)
Net investments in direct financing leases
 
558,857

 
562,528


As at March 31, 2019, estimated minimum lease payments to be received by the Partnership related to its direct financing leases in each of the next five years are approximately $48.3 million (remainder of 2019), $64.3 million (2020), $64.2 million (2021), $64.2 million (2022), $64.0 million (2023) and an aggregate of $576.0 million thereafter. The leases are scheduled to end between 2029 and 2039.

As at December 31, 2018, estimated minimum lease payments to be received by the Partnership related to its direct financing leases in each of the next five years are approximately $64.2 million (2019), $64.3 million (2020), $64.2 million (2021), $64.2 million (2022), $64.0 million (2023) and an aggregate of $576.2 million thereafter. The leases are scheduled to end between 2029 and 2039.

Operating Leases

As at March 31, 2019, the minimum scheduled future rentals to be received by the Partnership in each of the next five years for the lease and non-lease elements related to charters that were accounted for as operating leases are approximately $405.3 million (remainder of 2019), $466.6 million (2020), $428.3 million (2021), $351.1 million (2022), and $306.3 million (2023). Minimum scheduled future rentals on operating lease contracts do not include rentals from vessels in the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments, rentals from unexercised option periods of contracts that existed on March 31, 2019, variable or contingent rentals, or rentals from contracts which were entered into or commenced after March 31, 2019. Therefore, the minimum scheduled future rentals on operating leases should not be construed to reflect total charter hire revenues for any of these five years.

As at December 31, 2018, the minimum scheduled future rentals to be received by the Partnership in each of the next five years for the lease and non-lease elements related to charters that were accounted for as operating leases are approximately $482.7 million (2019), $438.2 million (2020), $398.3 million (2021), $321.9 million (2022), and $278.1 million (2023). Minimum scheduled future rentals on operating lease contracts do not include rentals from vessels in the Partnership’s equity-accounted investments, rentals from unexercised option periods of contracts that existed on December 31, 2018, variable or contingent rentals, or rentals from contracts which were entered into or commenced after December 31, 2018. Therefore, the minimum scheduled future rentals on operating leases should not be construed to reflect total charter hire revenues for any of these five years.

The carrying amount of the Partnership's vessels which are employed on these charter contracts as at March 31, 2019, was $3.2 billion (December 31, 2018 – $3.1 billion). The cost and accumulated depreciation of these vessels employed on these charter contracts as at March 31, 2019 were $4.0 billion (December 31, 2018 – $3.8 billion) and $723.0 million (December 31, 2018 – $698.5 million), respectively.

Contract Liabilities

As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership had $20.3 million of advanced payments recognized as contract liabilities included in unearned revenue (December 31, 2018 – $26.4 million, March 31, 2018 – $16.1 million and January 1, 2018 – $22.2 million). During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, the Partnership recognized $26.4 million and $22.2 million, respectively, of revenue that was recognized as a contract liability at the beginning of such three-month periods.

7. Equity-Accounted Investments

a) As of March 31, 2019, the Partnership had loans outstanding to Exmar LPG BVBA of $52.3 million (December 31, 2018$52.3 million), the Partnership's 50/50 joint venture (or the Exmar LPG Joint Venture) with Exmar NV (or Exmar). These advances bear interest at LIBOR plus 0.50% and have no fixed repayment terms. As of March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, the interest receivable on the advances was $nil. These advances are included in investments and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures in the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets.

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b) As of March 31, 2019, the Partnership had loans outstanding to the Bahrain LNG Joint Venture, in which the Partnership has a 30% ownership interest, of $79.1 million (December 31, 2018$79.1 million). These advances bear interest at LIBOR plus 1.25% and are repayable the earlier of November 2019 or six months after the expected commercial start date, which is expected to occur during the third quarter of 2019. As of March 31, 2019, the interest accrued on these advances was $0.3 million (December 31, 2018 – $nil). Both the advances and the accrued interest on these advances are included in current portion of advances to equity-accounted joint ventures in the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets.

c) On January 31, 2018, the Partnership sold its 50% ownership interest in its equity-accounted joint venture with Exmar (or the Excelsior Joint Venture) for gross proceeds of approximately $54 million. As a result of the sale, the Partnership recorded a gain of $5.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, which is included in equity income in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss).

8. Long-Term Debt
 
 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
 
$
 
$
U.S. Dollar-denominated Revolving Credit Facilities due from 2020 to 2022
 
190,000

 
225,000

U.S. Dollar-denominated Term Loans and Bonds due from 2020 to 2030
 
1,188,123

 
1,212,504

Norwegian Kroner-denominated Bonds due from 2020 to 2023
 
353,553

 
352,973

Euro-denominated Term Loans due from 2023 to 2024
 
187,301

 
193,781

Other U.S. Dollar-denominated Loans
 
3,300

 
3,300

    Total principal
 
1,922,277

 
1,987,558

Unamortized discount and debt issuance costs
 
(15,193
)
 
(17,782
)
    Total debt
 
1,907,084

 
1,969,776

Less current portion
 
(136,272
)
 
(135,901
)
    Long-term debt
 
1,770,812

 
1,833,875


As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership had two long-term revolving credit facilities available, which, as at such date, provided for borrowings of up to $389.5 million (December 31, 2018$400.6 million), of which $199.5 million (December 31, 2018$175.6 million) was undrawn. Interest payments are based on LIBOR plus margins, which margins ranged from 1.40% to 2.25%. The amount available under the two revolving credit facilities will be reduced by $11.3 million during the remainder of 2019, $248.4 million in 2020, $24.4 million in 2021 and $105.4 million in 2022. The revolving credit facilities may be used by the Partnership to fund general partnership purposes. One of the revolving credit facilities is unsecured, while the other revolving credit facility is collateralized by first-priority mortgages granted on two of the Partnership’s vessels, together with other related security, and includes a guarantee from its two subsidiaries of all outstanding amounts.

As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership had seven U.S. Dollar-denominated term loans and bonds outstanding which totaled $1.2 billion in aggregate principal amount (December 31, 2018$1.2 billion). Interest payments on the term loans are based on LIBOR plus a margin, which margins ranged from 0.3% to 3.25% and interest payments on the bonds are fixed ranging from 4.11% to 4.41%. The seven combined term loans and bonds require quarterly interest and principal payments and six have balloon or bullet repayments due at maturity. The term loans and bonds are collateralized by first-priority mortgages on 18 of the Partnership’s vessels to which the loans relate, together with certain other related security. In addition, at March 31, 2019, all of the outstanding term loans were guaranteed by either the Partnership or the Teekay Nakilat Corporation (or the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture), of which the Partnership has a 70% ownership interest.

The Partnership has Norwegian Kroner (or NOK) 3.1 billion of senior unsecured bonds in the Norwegian bond market that mature through 2023. As at March 31, 2019, the total amount of the bonds, which are either listed or will be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, was $353.6 million (December 31, 2018$353.0 million). The interest payments on the bonds are based on NIBOR plus a margin, which margins ranged from 3.70% to 6.00%. The Partnership has entered into cross currency rate swaps, to swap all interest and principal payments of the bonds into U.S. Dollars, with the interest payments fixed at rates ranging from 5.92% to 7.89% and the transfer of principal fixed at $382.5 million upon maturity in exchange for NOK 3.1 billion (see Note 11).

The Partnership has two Euro-denominated term loans outstanding, which as at March 31, 2019, totaled 167.0 million Euros ($187.3 million) (December 31, 2018 – 169.0 million Euros ($193.8 million)). Interest payments are based on EURIBOR plus margins, which margins ranged from 0.60% to 1.95% as at March 31, 2019, and the loans require monthly and semi-annual interest and principal payments. The term loans have varying maturities through 2024. The term loans are collateralized by first-priority mortgages on two of the Partnership's vessels to which the loans relate, together with certain other related security and are guaranteed by the Partnership and one of its subsidiaries.

As at March 31, 2019, the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture, in which the Partnership has a 70% ownership interest, had a $3.3 million loan payable to its 30% non-controlling interest owner. The interest on the loan is based on LIBOR plus 1.0% and is payable on demand.

The weighted-average interest rates for the Partnership’s long-term debt outstanding at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018 were 4.46% and 4.44%, respectively. These rates do not reflect the effect of related interest rate swaps that the Partnership has used to economically hedge certain of its floating-rate debt (see Note 11). At March 31, 2019, the margins on the Partnership’s outstanding revolving credit facilities and term loans ranged from 0.30% to 3.25%.

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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)



All Euro-denominated term loans and NOK-denominated bonds are revalued at the end of each period using the then-prevailing U.S. Dollar exchange rate. Due primarily to the revaluation of the Partnership’s NOK-denominated bonds, the Partnership’s Euro-denominated term loans and restricted cash, the repayment of the Partnership's NOK-denominated bonds and the termination of the associated cross currency swaps, and the change in the valuation of the Partnership’s cross currency swaps, the Partnership incurred foreign exchange losses of $0.7 million and $1.3 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively.

The aggregate annual long-term debt principal repayments required subsequent to March 31, 2019 are $106.6 million (remainder of 2019), $577.6 million (2020), $406.5 million (2021), $91.5 million (2022), $212.2 million (2023) and $527.9 million (thereafter).

Certain loan agreements require that (a) the Partnership maintains minimum levels of tangible net worth and aggregate liquidity, (b) the Partnership maintain certain ratios of vessel values related to the relevant outstanding loan principal balance, (c) the Partnership not exceed a maximum amount of leverage, and (d) certain of the Partnership’s subsidiaries maintain restricted cash deposits. As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership has three facilities with an aggregate outstanding loan balance of $431.8 million that require it to maintain minimum vessel-value-to-outstanding-loan-principal-balance ratios ranging from 115% to 135%, which as at March 31, 2019, ranged from 133% to 182%, which exceeded the required ratios for the three facilities. The vessel values used in calculating these ratios are the appraised values provided by third parties where available or prepared by the Partnership based on second-hand sale and purchase market data. Since vessel values can be volatile, the Partnership’s estimates of market value may not be indicative of either the current or future prices that could be obtained if the Partnership sold any of the vessels. The Partnership’s ship-owning subsidiaries may not, among other things, pay dividends or distributions if the Partnership's subsidiaries are in default under their term loans or revolving credit facilities and, in addition, one of the term loans in the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture requires it to satisfy a minimum vessel value to outstanding loan principal balance ratio to pay dividends. As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership was in compliance with all covenants relating to the Partnership’s credit facilities and other long-term debt.

9. Income Tax

The components of the provision for income taxes were as follows:
 
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
 
$
 
$
Current
 
 
(2,432
)
 
(505
)
Deferred
 
 
(146
)
 
(274
)
Income tax expense
 
 
(2,578
)
 
(779
)

10. Related Party Transactions

a)     The following table and related footnotes provide information about certain of the Partnership's related party transactions for the periods indicated:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
$
 
$
Voyage revenues (i)(vi)
 
1,024

 
8,144

Vessel operating expenses (ii)(vi)
 
(2,815
)
 
(4,535
)
Time-charter hire expense (iii)
 
(5,591
)
 

General and administrative expenses (iv)
 
(4,154
)
 
(3,964
)
General and administrative expenses deferred and capitalized (v)
 
(245
)
 
(185
)

(i)
Commencing in 2008, the Arctic Spirit and Polar Spirit LNG carriers were time-chartered to Teekay Corporation at fixed-rates for periods of 10 years. The contract periods for the Polar Spirit and for the Arctic Spirit expired in March 2018 and April 2018, respectively.

(ii)
The Partnership and certain of its operating subsidiaries have entered into service agreements with certain subsidiaries of Teekay Corporation pursuant to which the Teekay Corporation subsidiaries provide to the Partnership and its subsidiaries crew training and technical management services. In addition, as part of the Partnership's acquisition of its ownership interest in the Pan Union Joint Venture in 2014, the Partnership entered into an agreement with a subsidiary of Teekay Corporation whereby Teekay Corporation's subsidiary agreed to provide, on behalf of the Partnership, shipbuilding supervision and crew training services for four LNG carrier newbuildings in the Pan Union Joint Venture, up to their delivery dates from 2017 to 2019. All costs incurred by these Teekay Corporation subsidiaries related to these services are charged to the Partnership and recorded as part of vessel operating expenses.

(iii)
In September 2018, the Partnership entered into an agreement with the Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture to charter in one of Teekay LNG-Marubeni Joint Venture's LNG carriers, the Magellan Spirit, for a period of two years at a fixed-rate.

(iv)
Includes administrative, advisory, business development, commercial and strategic consulting services charged by Teekay Corporation and reimbursements to Teekay Corporation and the Partnership's General Partner for costs incurred on the Partnership's behalf for the conduct of the Partnership's business.


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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


(v)
Includes pre-operation, engineering and financing-related expenses charged by Teekay Corporation subsidiaries to the Partnership to support the start-up of the Bahrain LNG Joint Venture, which is expected later in 2019, of which $0.2 million and $nil was reimbursed by the Bahrain LNG Joint Venture for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, respectively. The net costs are recorded as part of investments in and advances to equity-accounted joint ventures in the Partnership's consolidated balance sheets.

(vi)
The Partnership entered into an operation and maintenance contract with the Bahrain LNG Joint Venture and an operating and maintenance subcontract with Teekay Marine Solutions (Bermuda) Ltd. (or TMS), an entity wholly-owned by Teekay Tankers Ltd., which is controlled by Teekay Corporation, relating to the LNG regasification terminal in Bahrain. The Partnership, as the contractor, and TMS, as the subcontractor, agreed to provide pre-mobilization services up to August 2018, and mobilization services and other general operational and maintenance services of the facility thereafter. The subcontractor fees from TMS for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $1.0 million and $0.1 million, respectively, and are included in vessel operating expenses in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss). Cost recoveries for such services from the Bahrain LNG Joint Venture for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $1.0 million and $0.1 million, respectively, and are included in voyage revenues in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss).

b)    As at March 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, non-interest-bearing advances to affiliates totaled $10.1 million and $8.2 million, respectively, and non-interest-bearing advances from affiliates totaled $14.5 million and $14.7 million, respectively. These advances are unsecured and have no fixed repayment terms. Affiliates are entities that are under common control with the Partnership.

c)    The Partnership’s Suezmax tanker the Toledo Spirit operated pursuant to a time-charter contract that increased or decreased the otherwise fixed-hire rate established in the charter depending on the spot charter rates that the Partnership would have earned had it traded the vessel in the spot tanker market. The Partnership had entered into an agreement with Teekay Corporation under which Teekay Corporation paid the Partnership any amounts payable to the charterer as a result of spot rates being below the fixed rate, and the Partnership paid Teekay Corporation any amounts payable to the Partnership as a result of spot rates being in excess of the fixed rate. The amounts receivable or payable to Teekay Corporation are settled annually (see Notes 3 and 11). The time-charter contract was terminated in January 2019, upon which the charterer, which was also the owner, sold the vessel to a third party, which resulted in the agreement with Teekay Corporation ending concurrently.

d)    The Partnership entered into services agreements with certain subsidiaries of Teekay Corporation pursuant to which the Teekay Corporation subsidiaries provide the Partnership with shipbuilding and site supervision services related to certain LNG carrier newbuildings the Partnership has ordered. These costs are capitalized and included as part of advances on newbuilding contracts in the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets. For the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 the Partnership incurred shipbuilding and site supervision costs of $1.8 million and $3.3 million, respectively.

11. Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities

The Partnership uses derivative instruments in accordance with its overall risk management policy.

Foreign Exchange Risk

The Partnership entered into cross currency swaps concurrently with the issuance of its NOK-denominated senior unsecured bonds (see Note 8), and pursuant to these swaps, the Partnership receives the principal amount in NOK on maturity dates of the swaps in exchange for payments of a fixed U.S. Dollar amount. In addition, the cross currency swaps exchange a receipt of floating interest in NOK based on NIBOR plus a margin for a payment of U.S. Dollar fixed interest. The purpose of the cross currency swaps is to economically hedge the foreign currency exposure on the payment of interest and principal of the Partnership’s NOK-denominated bonds due in 2020, 2021 and 2023, and to economically hedge the interest rate exposure. The following table reflects information relating to the cross currency swaps as at March 31, 2019.

 
 
 
 
Floating Rate Receivable
 
 
 
 
 
 
Principal
Amount
NOK (in thousands)
 
Principal
Amount
$
 
Reference Rate
 
Margin
 
Fixed Rate
Payable
 
Fair Value /
Carrying
Amount of
Asset (Liability)
$
 
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Term (Years)
1,000,000


134,000

NIBOR

3.70
%

5.92
%

(18,231
)
 
1.1
1,200,000


146,500

NIBOR

6.00
%

7.72
%

(5,510
)
 
2.6
850,000


102,000

NIBOR

4.60
%

7.89
%

(7,224
)
 
4.4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(30,965
)
 
 


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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


Interest Rate Risk

The Partnership enters into interest rate swaps which exchange a receipt of floating interest for a payment of fixed interest to reduce the Partnership’s exposure to interest rate variability on certain of its outstanding floating-rate debt. As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership was committed to the following interest rate swap agreements:

 
 
Interest
Rate
Index
 
Principal
Amount
$
 
Fair
Value /
Carrying
Amount of Asset
(Liability)
$
 
Weighted-
Average
Remaining
Term
(years)
 
Fixed
Interest
Rate (i)
LIBOR-Based Debt:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
U.S. Dollar-denominated interest rate swaps
 
LIBOR
 
30,000

 
(334
)
 
0.3
 
4.9%
U.S. Dollar-denominated interest rate swaps (ii)
 
LIBOR
 
125,000

 
(16,765
)
 
9.8
 
5.2%
U.S. Dollar-denominated interest rate swaps (ii)
 
LIBOR
 
26,778

 
(103
)
 
2.3
 
2.8%
U.S. Dollar-denominated interest rate swaps (iii) (iv)
 
LIBOR
 
331,536

 
(15,765
)
 
1.8
 
3.4%
U.S. Dollar-denominated interest rate swaps (iv)
 
LIBOR
 
181,114

 
325

 
7.7
 
2.3%
EURIBOR-Based Debt:
 
 
 
 
 
 
Euro-denominated interest rate swaps
 
EURIBOR
 
82,308

 
(10,757
)
 
4.4
 
3.8%
 
 
 
 
 
 
(43,399
)
 
 
 
 

(i)
Excludes the margins the Partnership pays on its floating-rate term loans, which, at March 31, 2019, ranged from 0.30% to 3.25%.
(ii)
Principal amount reduces semi-annually.
(iii)
These interest rate swaps are subject to mandatory early termination in 2020 and 2021 whereby the swaps will be settled based on their fair value at that time.
(iv)
Principal amount reduces quarterly.

As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership had multiple interest rate swaps and cross currency swaps with the same counterparty that are subject to the same master agreement. Each of these master agreements provides for the net settlement of all swaps subject to that master agreement through a single payment in the event of default or termination of any one swap. The fair value of these derivative instruments is presented on a gross basis in the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets. As at March 31, 2019, these interest rate swaps and cross currency swaps had an aggregate fair value asset of $0.7 million (December 31, 2018 – $3.2 million) and an aggregate fair value liability of $58.3 million (December 31, 2018 – $53.6 million). As at March 31, 2019, the Partnership had $3.8 million (December 31, 2018$6.8 million) on deposit as security for swap liabilities under certain master agreements. The deposit is presented in restricted cash – current and long-term on the Partnership's consolidated balance sheets.

Credit Risk

The Partnership is exposed to credit loss in the event of non-performance by the counterparties to the interest rate swap agreements. In order to minimize counterparty risk, the Partnership only enters into derivative transactions with counterparties that are rated A- or better by Standard & Poor’s or A3 or better by Moody’s at the time of the transactions. In addition, to the extent practical, interest rate swaps are entered into with different counterparties to reduce concentration risk.

Other Derivatives

The Partnership had an agreement with Teekay Corporation under which Teekay Corporation paid the Partnership any amounts payable to the charterer of the Toledo Spirit as a result of spot rates being below the fixed rate, and the Partnership paid Teekay Corporation any amounts payable to the Partnership by the charterer of the Toledo Spirit as a result of spot rates being in excess of the fixed rate (see Note 10c). The fair value of the derivative asset at March 31, 2019 was $nil (December 31, 2018 – asset of $1.1 million). This agreement ended in January 2019 concurrently with the termination of the Toledo Spirit time-charter contract (see Note 10c).


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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


The following table presents the classification and fair value amounts of derivative instruments, segregated by type of contract, on the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets.

 
Accounts receivable/Advances to affiliates
$
 
Current portion of derivative assets $
 
Derivative
assets $
 
Accrued
liabilities
$
 
Current
portion of
derivative
liabilities $
 
Derivative
liabilities $
As at March 31, 2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements
11

 
433

 
362

 
(1,310
)
 
(7,709
)
 
(35,186
)
Cross currency swap agreements

 

 

 
(637
)
 
(4,351
)
 
(25,978
)
 
11

 
433

 
362

 
(1,947
)
 
(12,060
)
 
(61,164
)
As at December 31, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest rate swap agreements
188

 
795

 
2,362

 
(2,729
)
 
(6,875
)
 
(31,358
)
Cross currency swap agreements

 

 

 
(713
)
 
(4,729
)
 
(23,680
)
Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative
1,021

 
40

 

 

 

 

 
1,209

 
835

 
2,362

 
(3,442
)
 
(11,604
)
 
(55,038
)
Realized and unrealized (losses) gains relating to non-designated interest rate swap agreements, interest rate swaption agreements, and the Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative are recognized in earnings and reported in realized and unrealized (loss) gain on non-designated derivative instruments in the Partnership’s consolidated statements of income (loss). The effect of the (loss) gain on these derivatives on the Partnership’s consolidated statements of income (loss) is as follows:
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
Realized
gains
(losses)
 
Unrealized
gains
(losses)
 
Total
 
Realized
gains
(losses)
 
Unrealized
gains
(losses)
 
Total
 
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
Interest rate swap agreements
 
(2,385
)
 
(4,192
)
 
(6,577
)
 
(4,478
)
 
11,898

 
7,420

Interest rate swaption agreements
 

 

 

 

 
2

 
2

Toledo Spirit time-charter derivative
 

 
(40
)
 
(40
)
 
309

 
270

 
579

 
 
(2,385
)
 
(4,232
)
 
(6,617
)
 
(4,169
)
 
12,170

 
8,001


Realized and unrealized (losses) gains relating to cross currency swap agreements are recognized in earnings and reported in foreign currency exchange loss in the Partnership’s consolidated statements of income (loss). The effect of the (loss) gain on these derivatives on the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss) is as follows:

 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
Realized
gains
(losses)
 
Unrealized
gains
(losses)
 
Total
 
Realized
gains
(losses)
 
Unrealized
gains
(losses)
 
Total
 
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
Cross currency swap agreements
 
(1,434
)
 
(1,920
)
 
(3,354
)
 
(1,384
)
 
22,334

 
20,950




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NOTES TO THE UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


For the periods indicated, the following table presents the effective and ineffective portions of gains or losses on interest rate swap agreements designated and qualifying as cash flow hedges. The following table excludes any interest rate swap agreements designated and qualifying as cash flow hedges in the Partnership’s equity-accounted joint ventures.

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019
 
Three Months Ended March 31, 2018
 
 
Amount Recognized in AOCI $
 
Amount Reclassified from AOCI                 $
 
Effective Portion Recognized in AOCI (i) $
 
Effective Portion Reclassified from AOCI (ii)                $
 
Ineffective Portion (iii) $
 
 
(2,832
)
 
251

Interest expense
3,556

 
(250
)
 
740

 
Interest expense
(2,832
)
 
251

 
3,556

 
(250
)
 
740

 
 

(i)
Effective portion of designated and qualifying cash flow hedges recognized in other comprehensive (loss) income (or OCI).
(ii)
Effective portion of designated and qualifying cash flow hedges recorded in accumulated other comprehensive (loss) income (or AOCI) during the term of the hedging relationship and reclassified to earnings.
(iii)
Ineffective portion of designated and qualifying cash flow hedges recorded in interest expense.

12. Commitments and Contingencies

a) The Partnership’s share of commitments to fund newbuilding and other construction contract costs as at March 31, 2019 are as follows:

Remainder of
2019
$
Equity-accounted joint ventures (i)
449,538


(i)
The commitment amounts relating to the Partnership’s share of costs for newbuilding and other construction contracts in the Partnership’s equity-accounted joint ventures are based on the Partnership’s ownership percentage in each respective joint venture as of March 31, 2019. These commitments are described in more detail in Note 14a of the Partnership’s audited consolidated financial statements filed with its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year-ended December 31, 2018. Based on the Partnership's ownership percentage in each respective joint venture, the Partnership's equity-accounted joint ventures have secured $414 million of undrawn financing related to the Partnership's proportionate share of the remaining commitments included in the table above.

b)     Following the termination of the finance lease arrangements for the three LNG carriers in the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture in 2014, the lessor made a determination that additional rentals were due under the leases following a challenge by the UK taxing authority. As a result, in the three months ended March 31, 2018, the Teekay Nakilat Joint Venture recognized an additional liability of $53.0 million, which was included as part of other income (expense) in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss), and paid this liability in the third quarter of 2018 by releasing a $7.0 million cash deposit it had made with the lessor and making a $56.0 million cash payment for the balance, which was based on the GBP/USD foreign currency exchange rates at the time the payments were made.

c) Tangguh Joint Venture Operating Leases

The Partnership owns 69% of Teekay BLT Corporation (or the Tangguh Joint Venture), which is a party to operating leases whereby the Tangguh Joint Venture is leasing the Tangguh Hiri and Tangguh Sago LNG carriers (or the Tangguh LNG Carriers) to a third party, which is in turn leasing the vessels back to the joint venture. The table in Note 5b does not include the Partnership’s minimum charter hire payments to be paid and received under these leases, which are described in more detail in Note 5 to the Partnership’s audited consolidated financial statements filed with its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018. Under the terms of the leasing arrangement for the Tangguh LNG Carriers, whereby the Tangguh Joint Venture is the lessee, the lessor claims tax depreciation on its lease of these vessels. As is typical in these types of leasing arrangements, tax and change of law risks are assumed by the lessee. Lease payments under the lease arrangements are based on certain tax and financial assumptions at the commencement of the leases. If an assumption proves to be incorrect, the lessor is entitled to increase the lease payments to maintain its agreed after-tax margin.

The carrying amount of tax indemnification guarantees of the Partnership relating to the leasing arrangement through the Tangguh Joint Venture as at March 31, 2019 was $6.5 million (December 31, 2018 – $6.6 million) and is included as part of other long-term liabilities in the Partnership’s consolidated balance sheets. The tax indemnification is for the duration of the lease contracts with the third party plus the years it would take for the lease payments to be statute barred, which will end in 2033 for the vessels. Although there is no maximum potential amount of future payments, the Tangguh Joint Venture may terminate the lease arrangement on a voluntary basis at any time. If the lease arrangement terminates, the Tangguh Joint Venture will be required to pay termination sums to the lessor sufficient to repay the lessor’s investment in the vessels and to compensate it for the tax effect of the terminations, including recapture of any tax depreciation.



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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


13. Partnership Units and Net Income (Loss) Per Common Unit

At March 31, 2019, approximately 67.9% of the Partnership’s common units outstanding were held by the public. The remaining common units, as well as the 2% general partner interest, were held by subsidiaries of Teekay Corporation. All of the Partnership's outstanding Series A Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (or the Series A Preferred Units) and Series B Fixed-to-Floating Rate Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Units (or the Series B Preferred Units) are held by the public.

Net Income (Loss) Per Common Unit

Limited partners' interest in net income (loss) per common unit is determined by dividing net income (loss), after deducting the amount of net income (loss) attributable to the non-controlling interests, the General Partner’s interest and the distributions on the Series A and Series B Preferred Units by the weighted-average number of common units outstanding during the period. The computation of limited partners’ interest in net income per common unit - diluted assumes the exercise of all dilutive restricted units using the treasury stock method. The computation of limited partners’ interest in net loss per common unit - diluted does not assume such exercises as the effect would be anti-dilutive. The distributions payable on the Series A and Series B Preferred Units for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 were $6.4 million.
 
 
Three Months Ended March 31,
 
 
2019
 
2018
 
 
$
 
$
Limited partners' interest in net income (loss) for basic net income (loss) per common unit
 
14,888

 
(13,047
)
Weighted average number of common units
 
78,598,678

 
79,637,607

Dilutive effect of unit-based compensation
 
81,983

 

Weighted average number of common units and common unit equivalents
 
78,680,661

 
79,637,607

Limited partner's interest in net income (loss) per common unit:
 
 
 
 
   Basic
 
0.19

 
(0.16
)
   Diluted
 
0.19

 
(0.16
)

The General Partner’s and common unitholders’ interests in net income are calculated as if all net income was distributed according to the terms of the Partnership’s partnership agreement, regardless of whether those earnings would or could be distributed. The partnership agreement does not provide for the distribution of net income; rather, it provides for the distribution of available cash, which is a contractually defined term that generally means all cash on hand at the end of each quarter after establishment of cash reserves determined by the General Partner's Board of Directors to provide for the proper conduct of the Partnership’s business, including reserves for maintenance and replacement capital expenditure and anticipated credit needs. In addition, the General Partner is entitled to incentive distributions if the amount the Partnership distributes to common unitholders with respect to any quarter exceeds specified target levels. Unlike available cash, net income is affected by non-cash items, such as depreciation and amortization, unrealized gains or losses on non-designated derivative instruments and foreign currency translation gains (losses).

During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018, quarterly cash distributions were below $0.4625 per common unit and, consequently, the assumed distribution of net income (loss) was based on the limited partners' and General Partner’s ownership percentage for purposes of the net income (loss) per common unit calculation. For more information on the increasing percentages used to calculate the General Partner’s interest in net income (loss), please refer to the Partnership’s Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2018.

Pursuant to the partnership agreement, allocations to partners are made on a quarterly basis.

Common Unit Repurchases

In December 2018, the Partnership announced that the General Partner's Board of Directors had authorized a common unit repurchase program for the repurchase of up to $100 million of the Partnership's common units. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, the Partnership repurchased 0.8 million units for $9.3 million and associated 2% general partnership interest of $0.2 million.

14. Unit-Based Compensation

In March 2019 and 2018, a total of 33,216 common units and 17,498 common units, respectively, with an aggregate value of $0.4 million and $0.3 million, respectively, were granted to the non-management directors of the General Partner as part of their annual compensation for 2019 and 2018, respectively. These common units were fully vested upon grant. The compensation to the non-management directors is included in general and administrative expenses in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss).

During March 2019 and 2018, the Partnership granted 79,914 and 62,283 restricted units, respectively, with grant date fair values of $1.2 million each, to certain of the Partnership’s employees and to certain employees of Teekay Corporation’s subsidiaries who provide services to the Partnership, based on the Partnership’s closing common unit price on the grant date. Each restricted unit is equal in value to one of the Partnership’s common units plus reinvested distributions from the grant date to the vesting date. The restricted units vest equally over three years from the grant date. Any portion of a restricted unit award that is not vested on the date of a recipient’s termination of service is canceled, unless their termination arises as a result of the recipient’s retirement, in which case, the restricted unit award will continue to vest

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(all tabular amounts stated in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except unit and per unit data or unless otherwise indicated)


in accordance with the vesting schedule. Upon vesting, the value of the restricted unit awards is paid to each recipient in the form of units, net of withholding tax. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, a total of 81,082 restricted units (three months ended March 31, 201860,680 restricted units), with a fair value of $1.1 million (three months ended March 31, 2018$1.0 million), vested. During the three months ended March 31, 2019, and 2018, the Partnership recognized expenses of $0.8 million and $0.7 million, respectively, related to the restricted units and common units.

15.
Restructuring Charges

In January 2019 and February 2018, the charterer, who was also the owner of the Toledo Spirit and Teide Spirit conventional tankers, sold the vessels to third parties. As a result of these sales, the Partnership returned the vessels to the owner and incurred seafarer severance payments for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018 of $2.2 million and $1.4 million, respectively, which were presented as restructuring charges in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss). As at March 31, 2019, the remaining balance of unpaid restructuring charges of $1.0 million (December 31, 2018 – $0.5 million) is included in accrued liabilities in the Partnership's consolidated balance sheets.
16. Write-down of Vessels

a)The Partnership recorded a write-down on the European Spirit Suezmax tanker of $3.0 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss). On December 6, 2018 the European Spirit Suezmax tanker was sold for net proceeds of $15.7 million. The Partnership used the net proceeds from the sale primarily to repay its existing term loan associated with the vessel.

b)The Partnership recorded a write-down on the African Spirit Suezmax tanker of $2.7 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018 in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss). On October 9, 2018 the African Spirit Suezmax tanker was sold for net proceeds of $12.8 million. The Partnership used the net proceeds from the sale primarily to repay its existing term loan associated with the vessel.

c)In March 2018, the carrying value of the Alexander Spirit conventional tanker was written down to its estimated fair value, using an appraised value, as a result of changes in the Partnership's expectations of the vessel's future opportunities once its current charter contract ends in 2019. The impairment charge of $13.0 million is included in write-down of vessels for the three months ended March 31, 2018 in the Partnership's consolidated statements of income (loss).

17. Supplemental Cash Flow Information

a)The following is a tabular reconciliation of the Partnership's cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash balances for the periods presented in the Partnership's consolidated statements of cash flows.

 
March 31, 2019
 
December 31, 2018
 
March 31, 2018
 
December 31, 2017
 
$
 
$
 
$
 
$
Cash and cash equivalents
122,589

 
149,014

 
197,007

 
244,241

Restricted cash – current
45,329

 
38,329

 
19,256

 
22,326

Restricted cash – long-term
32,686

 
35,521

 
67,032

 
72,868