Washington, D.C. 20549







Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 29, 2020



Altus Midstream Company

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Delaware   001-38048   81-4675947

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

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One Post Oak Central, 2000 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 100

Houston, Texas 77056-4400

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (713) 296-6000



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on which registered

Class A common stock, $0.0001 par value   ALTM   Nasdaq Global Market

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The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibit 99.1 furnished herewith, is being furnished and shall not be deemed “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Exchange Act or otherwise subject to the liabilities of Section 18, and shall not be incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act or the Exchange Act, except as set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On July 29, 2020, Altus Midstream Company issued a press release announcing financial and operating results for the fiscal quarter ended June 30, 2020. The full text of the press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.








99.1    Press Release of Altus Midstream Company dated July 29, 2020.


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


Date: July 30, 2020    

/s/ Rebecca A. Hoyt

    Rebecca A. Hoyt
    Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer, and Controller (Principal Accounting Officer)

Exhibit 99.1





Altus Midstream Announces Second-Quarter 2020 Results



Continued focus on improving gathering and processing margin, delivering 10% and 23% reductions in operating costs from 1Q 2020 and 4Q 2019, respectively;



Free cash flow expected in 2021 following startup of Permian Highway natural gas pipeline; and



Updated 2020 and 2021 guidance.

HOUSTON, July 29, 2020 – Altus Midstream Company (Nasdaq: ALTM) today announced its results for the three-month period ending June 30, 2020.

The company reported second-quarter 2020 net income, including noncontrolling interests, of $17.7 million. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter 2020 was $43.6 million. Gathering and processing (G&P) throughput volumes for the period averaged 434 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day, approximately 75% of which was rich gas. Volumes were impacted by curtailments of approximately 110 MMcf per day due to commodity pricing and unscheduled downtime.

Capital investments during the quarter were approximately $74 million, which included $2 million for G&P infrastructure and $72 million for joint venture (JV) pipelines, comprising capital calls for ownership in the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP).

CEO Comment

“Altus Midstream has a healthy balance sheet and diversified cash flow streams from JV pipelines and its gathering and processing businesses. We remain well-positioned to meet the headwinds facing our industry due to COVID-19 and the associated market shocks. We anticipate generating free cash flow with the startup of the Permian Highway Pipeline in early 2021,” said Clay Bretches, Altus Midstream CEO and president. “I’m proud to share that, in April, our dedicated team achieved a full year without a recordable injury at our operated facilities. That period included construction, commissioning and operation of three state-of-the-art cryogenic gas processing plants, new procedures to address COVID-19, and a laser focus on cost reduction that has yielded tremendous results. Our G&P operating costs are down 10% and 23% compared to the first quarter of 2020 and fourth quarter of 2019, respectively. We will continue to focus on safe operations, cost control, and bringing in additional third-party business.”


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Infrastructure Update

“The Gulf Coast Express natural gas pipeline continues to make steady contributions to Altus’ quarterly results thanks to its minimum volume commitments,” Bretches continued.

Reduced drilling activity and production curtailments in the Permian Basin, along with low NGL prices, impacted second-quarter volumes on the Shin Oak Natural Gas Liquids Pipeline.

“We expect higher volumes and EBITDA contributions from Shin Oak during the third quarter as production activity across the basin resumes and margins remain favorable for producers to recover and ship ethane,” Bretches added.

The EPIC crude line, which went into full service on April 1, is supported by a combination of acreage dedications and minimum volume commitments. EPIC continues to attract volumes from operators looking for access to storage and ship-loading facilities in the Corpus Christi area.

PHP, a natural gas pipeline that will connect West Texas to the Gulf Coast near Houston, remains on schedule for startup in early 2021 and forecasted project costs remain within 5% of the original budget.

CFO Comment

“Looking ahead, we don’t see a need to access any external capital sources to execute our plans,” said Ben Rodgers, Altus Midstream chief financial officer. “We are raising the lower end of our 2020 EBITDA guidance, resulting in a new expected range between $160 million and $190 million and have updated 2021 guidance, including an EBITDA range of $220 million to $260 million.”

For updated financial guidance, please refer to the investor presentation released today at www.altusmidstream.com/investors.


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Conference Call

Altus will host its second-quarter 2020 results conference call Thursday, July 30, 2020, at 1 p.m. Central time. The conference call will be webcast from Altus’ website at www.altusmidstream.com/investors, and the webcast replay will be archived there as well. The conference call will also be available for playback by telephone for one week beginning July 30 at approximately 6 p.m. Central time. To access the telephone playback, dial (855) 859-2056 or (404) 537-3406 for international calls. The conference access code is 5487776.

About Altus Midstream Company

Altus Midstream Company is a pure-play, Permian-to-Gulf Coast midstream C-corporation. Through its consolidated subsidiaries, Altus owns substantially all the gas gathering, processing and transmission assets servicing production from Apache Corporation (“Apache”) (Nasdaq: APA) in the Alpine High play in the Delaware Basin and owns equity interests in four Permian-to-Gulf Coast pipelines. Altus posts announcements, operational updates, investor information and press releases on its website, www.altusmidstream.com.

Additional information

Additional information follows, including a reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Capital Investments and Growth Capital Investments (non-GAAP financial measures) to the GAAP measures.

Non-GAAP financial measures

Altus’ financial information includes information prepared in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) as well as non-GAAP financial information. It is management’s intent to provide non-GAAP financial information to enhance understanding of our consolidated financial information as prepared in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA, Capital Investments and Growth Capital Investments are non-GAAP measures. This non-GAAP information should be considered by the reader in addition to, but not instead of, the financial statements prepared in accordance with GAAP. Wherever a non-GAAP financial measure is disclosed in this earnings release, the non-GAAP measure is presented along with the corresponding GAAP measure so as not to imply that more emphasis should be placed on the non-GAAP measure.


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Forward-looking statements

This news release includes certain statements that may constitute “forward-looking statements” for purposes of the federal securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements that refer to projections, forecasts or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions. The words “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “intends,” “may,” “might,” “plan,” “seeks,” “possible,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “guidance,” “outlook,” “should,” “would,” “will,” and similar expressions may identify forward-looking statements, but the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future plans, expectations, and objectives for Altus Midstream’s and Apache’s operations, including statements about our strategy, future operations, financial position, estimated revenues and losses, projected costs, prospects, plans, and objectives of management. While forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and analyses made by us that we believe to be reasonable under the circumstances, whether actual results and developments will meet our expectations and predictions depend on a number of risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results, performance, and financial condition to differ materially from our expectations. See “Risk Factors” in our Annual Report Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, and in our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a discussion of risk factors that affect our business. Any forward-looking statement made by us in this news release speaks only as of the date on which it is made. Factors or events that could cause our actual results to differ may emerge from time to time, and it is not possible for us to predict all of them. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future development or otherwise, except as may be required by law.


Media:       (713) 296-7276 Phil West

Investors:   (281) 302-2286 Patrick Cassidy




(In thousands)



For the Quarter Ended

June 30,


For the Six Months Ended

June 30,

     2020     2019     2020     2019  



Midstream services revenue—affiliate

   $ 31,616     $ 24,139     $ 72,383     $ 57,985  













Total revenues

     31,616       24,139       72,383       57,985  















Operations and maintenance

     9,508       14,005       20,099       30,403  

General and administrative

     2,988       2,081       7,166       5,072  

Depreciation and accretion

     4,062       9,107       7,976       16,758  

Taxes other than income

     3,347       3,888       6,790       6,463  













Total costs and expenses

     19,905       29,081       42,031       58,696  














     11,711       (4,942 )      30,352       (711 ) 



Unrealized derivative instrument loss

     (10,585     —         (72,569     —    

Interest income

     2       806       9       2,967  

Income (loss) from equity method interests, net

     16,923       (1,297     33,221       (1,028


     (97     (17     (274     (17













Total other income (loss)

     6,243       (508     (39,613     1,922  

Financing costs, net of capitalized interest

     292       478       565       986  














     17,662       (5,928 )      (9,826 )      225  

Current income tax benefit

     —         —         (696     —    

Deferred income tax benefit

     —         (430     —         (5














     17,662       (5,498 )      (9,130 )      230  

Net income attributable to Preferred Unit limited partners

     18,764       4,143       37,026       4,143  














     (1,102 )      (9,641 )      (46,156 )      (3,913 ) 

Net loss attributable to Apache limited partner

     (847     (7,348     (36,048     (2,720














   $ (255 )    $ (2,293 )    $ (10,108 )    $ (1,193 ) 














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(In thousands)



     For the Quarter Ended
June 30,
    For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
     2020     2019     2020     2019  

Net cash provided by operating activities

   $ 35,259     $ 11,634     $ 86,797     $ 21,688  

Net cash used in investing activities

     (77,680     (415,147     (175,295     (697,698

Net cash provided by financing activities

     25,000       602,995       84,395       602,995  



     June 30,
     Decemeber 31,

Cash and cash equivalents

   $ 1,880      $ 5,983  

Other current assets

     19,056        25,754  

Property, plant and equipment, net

     207,304        205,802  

Equity method interests

     1,408,479        1,258,048  

Other assets

     5,524        5,267  







Total assets

   $ 1,642,243      $ 1,500,854  







Current liabilities

   $ 12,106      $ 33,692  

Long-term debt

     493,000        396,000  

Deferred credits and other noncurrent liabilities

     243,537        167,638  

Redeemable noncontrolling interest—Apache limited partner

     230,631        701,000  

Redeemable noncontrolling interest—Preferred Unit limited partners

     592,625        555,599  

Shareholders’ equity (deficit)

     70,344        (353,075







Total liabilities, noncontrolling interests, and shareholders’ equity

   $ 1,642,243      $ 1,500,854  







Common shares outstanding at the end of the period(a):


Class A Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

     3,746        3,746  

Class C Common Stock, $0.0001 par value

     12,500        12,500  



Share amounts have been retroactively restated to reflect the Company’s reverse stock split which was effected June 30, 2020.



     For the Quarter Ended
June 30,
     For the Six Months Ended
June 30,
     2020      2019      2020      2019  

Throughput volumes of natural gas (MMcf/d)


Rich wellhead gas

     324        236        377        268  

Lean wellhead gas

     110        127        128        195  













Total throughput

     434        363        505        463  


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(In thousands)

Reconciliation of net income (loss) including noncontrolling interest to Adjusted EBITDA

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests before financing costs (net of capitalized interest), interest income, income taxes, depreciation and accretion and adjust such equivalent items from our income from equity method interests. We also exclude (when applicable) impairments, unrealized gains or losses on derivative instruments, and other items affecting comparability of results to peers. Our management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful for evaluating our operating performance and comparing results of our operations from period-to-period and against peers without regard to financing or capital structure. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests or any other measure determined in accordance with GAAP or as an indicator of our operating performance or liquidity. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing our financial performance, such as our cost of capital and tax structure, as well as the historic costs of depreciable assets, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDA. The presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items. Additionally, our computation of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The GAAP measure used by the Company that is most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA is net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to the GAAP measure of net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with GAAP. Adjusted EBITDA has important limitations as an analytical tool because it excludes some, but not all, items that affect net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests. Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. Our definitions of Adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies in our industry, thereby diminishing its utility.

Our management compensates for the limitations of Adjusted EBITDA as an analytical tool, by reviewing the comparable GAAP measure, understanding the differences between Adjusted EBITDA as compared to net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests and incorporating this knowledge into its decision-making processes. Our management believes that investors benefit from having access to the same financial measures that the Company uses in evaluating operating results.


            For the Quarter Ended           For the Six Months Ended  
     June 30,
     March 31,
    June 30,
    June 30,
    June 30,

Net income (loss) including noncontrolling interests

   $ 17,662      $ (26,792   $ (5,498   $ (9,130   $ 230  



Financing costs, net of capitalized interest

     292        273       478       565       986  

Depreciation and accretion

     4,062        3,914       9,107       7,976       16,758  

Unrealized derivative instrument loss

     10,585        61,984       —         72,569       —    

Equity method interests Adjusted EBITDA

     28,231        23,686       (60     51,917       166  


     —          290       —         290       —    



Gain (loss) on asset sales, net

     264        (188     —         76       —    

Interest income

     2        7       806       9       2,967  

Income (loss) from equity method interests, net

     16,923        16,298       (1,297     33,221       (1,028

Income tax benefit

     —          696       430       696       5  


     2        —         —         2       —    
















Adjusted EBITDA (Non-GAAP)

   $ 43,641      $ 46,542     $ 4,088     $ 90,183     $ 16,196  
















Other midstream actvity


Cash distributions received from our equity method interests

   $ 19,210      $ 22,537     $ —       $ 41,747     $ —    


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(In thousands)

Reconciliation of costs incurred in midstream activity to capital investments and growth capital investments

Management believes the presentation of capital investments and growth capital investments is useful for investors to assess Altus’ expenditures related to our midstream capital activity. We define capital investments as costs incurred in midstream activities, adjusted to exclude asset retirement obligation revisions and liabilities incurred, while including amounts paid during the period for abandonment and decommissioning expenditures given the uncertainty and timing of when the actual abandonment activity will occur. Management also believes that including our proportionate share of capital in relation to equity method interests funded by cash contributions and the partner’s project financing is useful for investors to assess Altus’ total growth capital investments. Management believes total growth capital investments provides a more accurate reflection of Altus’ current-period expenditures related to midstream capital activity and is consistent with how we plan our capital budget.


            For the Quarter Ended            For the Six Months Ended  
     June 30,
     March 31,
     June 30,
    June 30,
     June 30,

Costs incurred in midstream activity


Property, plant and equipment, gross

   $ 2,276      $ 7,079      $ 98,299     $ 9,355      $ 238,423  

Equity method interests

     71,560        82,827        320,370       154,387        438,403  
















Total cost incurred in midstream activity

   $ 73,836      $ 89,906      $ 418,669     $ 163,742      $ 676,826  
















Reconciliation of costs incurred to midstream capital investment:


Asset retirement obligations incurred and revisions

   $ —        $ —        $ (2,019   $ —        $ (2,502

Asset retirement obligations settled

     —          —          —         —          —    
















Total capital investments

     73,836        89,906        416,650       163,742        674,324  

Equity method interest capital investments funded by project financing

     15,191        6,900        —         22,091        —    
















Total growth capital investments

   $ 89,027      $ 96,806      $ 416,650     $ 185,833      $ 674,324  

















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