Keyera Provides Strategy and Business Update Ahead of Its Investor Day

Source: www.gulfoilandgas.com 3/29/2022, Location: North America

- Over the 2022 to 2025 period, Keyera expects adjusted EBITDA1 to grow at a compound average annual rate of 6 to 7% allowing for continued dividend growth and the ability to bring net debt to adjusted EBITDA1 within the company's previously identified targeted range of 2.5 to 3.0 times by the end 2023.

- The company has a rich inventory of high-quality, near and long-term investment opportunities that enable the continued compounding of returns to drive growth in DCF per share1 and growth in dividends per share1. Keyera's rigorous investment criteria ensures investments are on strategy, generate strong returns, are weighted toward projects with highly contracted long-term cash flows and take ESG priorities into account.

- With the construction of the KAPS project now 65% complete, and with good visibility to project completion, capital costs for the project are expected to increase, yet still be within 10% of the latest estimate of $800 million net to Keyera. The project remains on schedule to be in-service in early 2023.

- KAPS commercial negotiations continue to advance, with the company having secured further commitments on the initial Zones 1-3, and the yet to be sanctioned Zone 4. The company expects to soon have contracted the majority of the volumes required to sanction Zone 4. A sanction decision is expected later this year.

- 2022 realized margin1 guidance for the Marketing segment is between $250 million and $280 million. Annual base guidance for the 2023 to 2025 period has been increased to between $250 million and $280 million replacing the previous annual base guidance of $180 million to $220 million.

- Keyera is uniquely positioned to leverage its existing lands, infrastructure, and expertise to build a strong energy transition business. The new Keyera Low-Carbon Hub Strategy focuses on offering industry-wide low carbon solutions for customers in the industrial corridor between Edmonton and Fort Saskatchewan. The strategy will enable Keyera to decarbonize its Alberta Envirofuels (AEF) and Keyera Fort Saskatchewan (KFS) sites, when it makes economic sense to do so, and offer a range of value-added services to third parties. Services could include low-carbon feedstocks, hydrogen transportation and storage and connectivity to carbon transportation and storage hubs.

Keyera Corp. will host its 2022 Investor Day which will be presented by members of Keyera's senior management team. The event will be webcast at www.keyera.com beginning at 8am MDT (10am EDT, 4pm GMT).

"We are excited to show how Keyera is positioned to generate strong returns for decades to come and how we'll remain competitive as the world transitions to the energy sources of the future" said President and CEO, Dean Setoguchi, "Our focus will continue to be the growth of distributable cash flow per share1, which enables further dividend growth per share1. To achieve this, our strategy will be anchored in four key areas which are to demonstrate ESG leadership, have a strong focus on financial discipline, further drive the competitiveness of our assets and strengthen our integrated value chain".

2022 2025 ADJUSTED EBITDA GROWTH AND CAPITAL ALLOCATION PRIORITIES
Over the 2022 to 2025 timeframe, Keyera expects 6 to 7% compound annual growth in adjusted EBITDA1, with most of this growth coming from projects with a high proportion of contracted, long-term take-or-pay revenue. Funds will be allocated and paced in a way that allows Keyera to stay within the target ranges laid out in its financial framework. In 2023, this includes the balancing of increasing cash returns to shareholders while bringing net debt to adjusted EBITDA1 within the targeted range of 2.5 to 3.0 times by the end of the year. For 2024 and 2025, it will be a balance of priorities between returning cash to shareholders and allocating about $300 million per year to growth capital.

Rigorous investment criteria
Keyera has a rigorous investment criteria focused on generating higher risk-adjusted returns. For capital investments, priority will be given to projects that have strategic alignment, strong returns, long-term contractual underpinning, and contribute toward the company's ESG objectives including its targets for reducing emissions intensity.

Rich project inventory to deliver visible growth
Keyera has a rich inventory of near and long-term investment opportunities to allow for the continued compounding of investment returns that drive growth in DCF and dividends per share1. The projects have been paced to fit within Keyera's financial framework and self-funded business model.

KAPS PIPELINE CONSTRUCTION AND COMMERCIAL UPDATE
The KAPS project is strategically important to Keyera as it connects growing Montney and Duvernay liquids volumes from the company's north region Gathering and Processing business, and other third-party facilities, to its downstream fractionation, storage, logistics and marketing business for additional margin capture. Once complete, the project will meet strong customer demand for a competing alternative provider and be one of only two integrated liquids solutions servicing the area.

Construction and capital cost update
Construction of the project continues to advance steadily. The company implemented several cost containment measures at the outset of the project which have limited Keyera's exposure to industry-wide inflation. With 65% of the project now complete, including the purchase and receipt of all the required steel pipe and the vast majority of other materials, the project cost is expected to increase, yet still be within 10% of the latest estimate of $800 million net to Keyera. The majority of the remaining 35% of the project relates to construction activities for which signed contracts are in place with contractors who are currently performing work for KAPS and are familiar with the project.

Commercial update
Keyera has successfully increased the level of contracting on Zones 1 3 and the yet to be sanctioned Zone 4. Additionally, the company is in advanced negotiations with numerous parties to secure additional contracts. Select progress to date includes:

- Additional contracting for Zones 1 3 including increased commitments from new and existing customers.
- Secured new contracts for the proposed Zone 4 extension of the KAPS pipeline from Pipestone to Gordondale, which would also flow through Zones 1 3.
- The company expects to soon have contracted the majority of the volumes required to sanction Zone 4. A sanction decision is expected later this year.

KAPS unlocks downstream margin growth
Increased volumes from the KAPS pipeline system will provide additional growth and margin capture opportunities through Keyera's downstream fractionation, storage, rail, pipeline and marketing businesses including a potential fractionation expansion at KFS. Keyera benefits from its advantaged position to efficiently add fractionation capacity given its superior connectivity to propane, butane and condensate markets, large storage capabilities and secured location for the expansion.

MARKETING SEGMENT AND GROWTH CAPITAL GUIDANCE UPDATE

2022 Marketing segment guidance
With the April 2022 to April 2023 NGL contracting season near complete, Keyera expects 2022 Marketing segment realized margin1 to range between $250 million and $280 million which reflects the six-week planned turnaround at AEF.

Increasing base guidance for the Marketing segment for the 2023 to 2025 period
The ongoing annual "base guidance" range for the Marketing segment has now been adjusted upward to $250 million to $280 million, replacing the previous range of $180 million to $220 million. This new range reflects:

- Increased margins from AEF resulting from successful efforts to access higher value iso-octane markets in the U.S. Rockies and Mid-West regions while also reducing transportation costs.
- Higher go-forward commodity price assumptions including a U.S. $65 to U.S. $75 WTI assumption
- Increased future contribution from recently completed US assets (Galena Park and Wildhorse)
- This new range indicates management's current view of what is achievable with a high degree of confidence and is based on certain assumptions including commodity prices and asset utilization rates.

Increasing 2022 growth capital guidance range
As a result of the expected increased cost for the KAPS project, 2022 growth capital is now expected to be $620 million to $660 million, excluding capitalized interest. This new range replaces the previous range of $570 million to $610 million.

KEYERA'S LOW CARBON HUB STRATEGY
Keyera is uniquely positioned to create a strong energy transition business in a way that can generate investment returns via long-term contracts with world-class creditworthy counterparties. The new low-carbon hub strategy leverages Keyera's existing competitive advantages which are existing land, proximity to large industrial players, optionality to add more cavern storage, infrastructure connectivity, logistics and expertise and provides a platform to accelerate participation in the energy transition and offer value-added services to customers. Offerings could include:
- Transportation and storage of low carbon products
- Connectivity to carbon capture and storage hubs
- Supply of low-carbon feedstocks
- Low carbon power generation including co-generation

Access to both major rail lines
Keyera continues to engage with potential partners to advance sustainable energy solutions. This includes the recent agreement with Shell Canada Limited (Shell). Keyera and Shell will explore opportunities to build a future gathering and distribution network to transport captured CO2 from Keyera and other operations in the region to Shell's proposed Polaris CCS storage hub for safe, reliable, and economic storage. As part of this collaboration, Keyera would also leverage an existing hydrogen-rated pipeline to complement a hydrogen manufacturing and distribution network.

INVESTOR DAY DETAILS

- Date: March 29, 2022
- Time: 8:00 a.m. MT (10:00 a.m. ET or 15:00 GMT London)
- Webcast Registration: Link
The presentation and webcast replay will be made available immediately following the event at https://www.keyera.com/investors/events-and-presentations/.


India >>  8/1/2022 - PTTEP revealed its first-half of 2022 operating results with an increase in average sales volume primarily from Oman Block 61 Project and G1/61 Projec...
South Africa >>  8/1/2022 - Eco (Atlantic) Oil & Gas Ltd., the oil and gas exploration company focused on the offshore Atlantic Margins, is pleased to announce its results for th...

Switzerland >>  8/1/2022 - - Total contract drilling revenues were $692 million, compared to $586 million in the first quarter of 2022 (total adjusted contract drilling revenues...
United States >>  8/1/2022 -  Record Q2 Revenue and Profit with Growth Across All Business Lines
Continued Momentum in New Project Awards and Proposal Activity
...


United States >>  8/1/2022 - CVR Energy, Inc. announced net income of $165 million, or $1.64 per diluted share, on net sales of $3.1 billion for the second quarter of 2022, compar...
United States >>  8/1/2022 - Comstock Resources, Inc. reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2022.

Highlights of 2022's Second Quarter ...





Gulf Oil and Gas
Copyright 2021 Universal Solutions All rights reserved. - Terms of Service - Privacy Policy.