OilStockReport Thursday, 11/04/10 09:06:13 PM Re: None Post # of 24 Expect this to do very well over the next 60 days. Quote:Raises Full-Year Adjusted EBITDA Guidance Reduces Maintenance Capital Spending HOUSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE: WES) today announced third-quarter 2010 financial and operating results. Net income available to limited partners for the third quarter of 2010 totaled $30.6 million, or $0.44 per limited partner unit (diluted). The Partnership’s third-quarter Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $52.8 million and distributable cash flow(1) was $45.4 million, resulting in a coverage ratio(1) of 1.72 times for the period. Total throughput attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP for the third quarter of 2010 averaged 1,621 MMcf/d, relatively flat compared to the prior quarter and less than 5 percent below the third quarter of 2009. These results include the net throughput attributable to the acquired Granger and Wattenberg assets for all periods of comparison. Capital expenditures attributable to Western Gas Partners, LP, excluding acquisitions, totaled approximately $12.6 million during the third quarter of 2010. Of this amount, maintenance capital expenditures were approximately $6.0 million, or 11 percent of Adjusted EBITDA. “We delivered very strong financial and operational performance in the third quarter,” said Western Gas Partners’ President and Chief Executive Officer Don Sinclair. “Our employees continue their focus on maximizing margins through commodity risk mitigation, cost control and capital discipline, and because of this our portfolio delivered distributable cash flow well in excess of the recently declared quarterly distribution for the period.” In September 2010, the Partnership acquired a 10 percent member interest in White Cliffs Pipeline, L.L.C. (White Cliffs) for $38.0 million using cash on hand. White Cliffs owns a crude oil pipeline that originates in Platteville, Colorado and terminates in Cushing, Oklahoma. The pipeline commenced operations in June 2009. “Given the strategic location of the White Cliffs pipeline in the growing Wattenberg field and its proximity to the emerging horizontal Niobrara oil play, we are very encouraged by the commercial opportunities surrounding this asset,” said Sinclair. The Partnership previously declared a quarterly distribution of $0.37 per unit for the third quarter of 2010, payable on November 12, 2010 to unitholders of record at the close of business on October 29, 2010, representing a 6-percent increase over the prior quarter and a 16-percent increase over the third-quarter 2009 distribution of $0.32 per unit. The third-quarter 2010 coverage ratio of 1.72 times is based on the quarterly distribution of $0.37 per unit. (1) Please see the tables at the end of this release for a reconciliation of non-GAAP to GAAP measures and calculation of the coverage ratio. 2010 GUIDANCE UPDATE As a result of its year-to-date performance and expectations for the fourth quarter, the Partnership has raised its full-year 2010 guidance for Adjusted EBITDA to a range of $170 to $180 million and has reduced its guidance for maintenance capital expenditures as a percent of Adjusted EBITDA to a range of 11 to 13 percent. The Partnership’s full-year 2010 guidance for total capital expenditures remains unchanged at a range of $40 to $45 million. This is not an offer to buy or sell securities or any kind of investment advice. Oil investment carries very high risks so do your own due diligence before and consult a licensed professional making any decisions.