Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
NYSE : TGP

Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

March 04, 2010 08:15 ET

Teekay LNG Partners Reports Fourth Quarter and Annual Results

HAMILTON, BERMUDA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2010) -

Highlights

- Generated distributable cash flow of $33.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2009, up from $29.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2008

- Declared and paid cash distribution of $0.57 per unit for the fourth quarter of 2009

- Entered into a new $122.0 million credit facility in late-October 2009 secured by five newbuilding LPG/Multigas carriers

- Took delivery of the second Skaugen LPG carrier in November 2009

- Agreed to acquire from Teekay Corporation two Suezmax tankers and one Handymax Product tanker operating under long-term fixed-rate contracts

Teekay GP LLC, the general partner of Teekay LNG Partners L.P. (Teekay LNG or the Partnership) (NYSE:TGP) today reported its results for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. During the fourth quarter of 2009, the Partnership generated distributable cash flow(1) of $33.5 million, compared to $29.6 million in the same quarter of the previous year. The increase was primarily due to the acquisition of two LPG carriers in April and November 2009, the acquisition of two Tangguh LNG carriers in August 2009, and fewer drydock days.

On January 27, 2010, the Partnership declared a cash distribution of $0.57 per unit for the quarter ended December 31, 2009. The cash distribution was paid on February 12, 2010 to all unitholders of record on February 5, 2010.

"We are pleased with the Partnership's operational performance and business execution in 2009," commented Peter Evensen, Chief Executive Officer or Teekay GP LLC. "Our stable operating model and predictable results are underpinned by our portfolio of long-term fixed rate contracts which have enabled the partnership to deliver solid results in a year marked by volatility in the energy and financial markets. In 2009, we added four gas carrier newbuildings to our fleet and completed two follow-on equity offerings, raising total proceeds of $159 million, which have provided sufficient equity to complete our existing investment program through 2010."

Mr. Evensen continued, "Earlier today we announced the acquisition of three conventional tankers from our sponsor Teekay Corporation, all of which are currently operating under long-term fixed-rate time-charter contracts. The $160 million purchase price for these vessels will be financed through the assumption of $126 million of debt with very favorable terms, and the remaining $34 million will be funded by the Partnership's available liquidity. With remaining contract durations between 10 and 11 years, these vessels will compliment the Partnership's existing contract portfolio and are expected to generate approximately $8 million of incremental distributable cash flow for the Partnership annually. As a result of this accretive acquisition, management plans to recommend a distribution increase of $0.03 per unit, or approximately 5 percent, commencing in the first quarter of 2010. Looking further into 2010, the Partnership remains well-positioned to grow through both organic newbuilding projects and acquisitions."

Teekay LNG's Fleet

On November 3, 2009, the Partnership took delivery of the second of five Skaugen LPG carriers which concurrently commenced a 15-year fixed-rate charter. The first of these vessels was delivered to the Partnership in April 2009.

The following table summarizes the Partnership's fleet as of February 28, 2010:



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Number of Vessels
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Delivered Committed
Vessels Vessels Total
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LNG Carrier Fleet(1) 15 - 15
LPG/Multigas Carrier Fleet 3 3(2) 6
Conventional Tanker Fleet 8 3(3) 11
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Total 26 6 32
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(1) Excludes Teekay's 33 percent interest in the four Angola LNG
newbuildings, as described below.
(2) Represents the three Skaugen LPG/Multigas carriers currently under
construction, as described below.
(3) Represents the three conventional tankers the Partnership agreed to
acquire from Teekay on March 2, 2010.


(1) Distributable cash flow is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the financial performance of the Partnership and other master limited partnerships. Please see Appendix B for a reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
Future Projects

Below is a summary of LNG and LPG/Multigas newbuildings that the Partnership has agreed to, or has the right to, acquire:

Skaugen LPG/Multigas

The Partnership has agreed to acquire three LPG carriers from subsidiaries of IM Skaugen ASA (Skaugen) and two Multigas carriers from Teekay. Three of these LPG/Multigas carriers are currently under construction and will be purchased upon their scheduled deliveries from the shipyard in 2010 and 2011. Upon their delivery, the vessels will commence service under 15-year fixed-rate charters to Skaugen. Two of the five vessels have already delivered, one in April 2009 and one in November 2009.

Angola LNG

As previously announced, a consortium in which Teekay has a 33 percent interest, has agreed to charter four newbuilding LNG carriers for a period of 20 years to the Angola LNG Project, which is being developed by subsidiaries of Chevron, Sonangol, BP, Total and ENI. The vessels will be chartered at fixed rates, with inflation adjustments, following their deliveries which are scheduled to commence in 2011. In accordance with an agreement between Teekay and Teekay LNG, Teekay is obligated to offer the Partnership its interest in these vessels and related charter contracts no later than 180 days before delivery of these newbuilding LNG carriers.

Financial Summary

The Partnership reported adjusted net income attributable to the partners(1) (as detailed in Appendix A to this release) of $16.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2009, compared to $14.8 million for the same period of the prior year. Adjusted net income attributable to the partners excludes a number of specific items which had the net effect of increasing net income by $22.8 million and decreasing net income by $30.7 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively, as detailed in Appendix A. Including these items, the Partnership reported net income attributable to the partners, on a GAAP basis(2), of $39.6 million and a net loss attributable to the partners, on a GAAP basis(2), of $15.9 million for the three months ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

The Partnership reported adjusted net income attributable to the partners(1) (as detailed in Appendix A to this release) of $66.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2009, compared to $48.6 million in the prior year. Adjusted net income attributable to the partners excludes a number of specific items which had the net effect of decreasing net income by $31.0 million and $30.0 million for the years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively, as detailed in Appendix A. Including these items, the Partnership reported net income attributable to the partners, on a GAAP basis(2), of $35.9 million and $18.6 million for the twelve months ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, respectively.

For accounting purposes, the Partnership is required to recognize the changes in the fair value of its derivative instruments on the statements of income (loss). This method of accounting does not affect the Partnership's cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in the recognition of unrealized gains or losses on the statements of income (loss).

The Partnership's financial statements for the prior periods include historical results of vessels acquired by the Partnership from Teekay, referred to herein as the Dropdown Predecessor, for the period when these vessels were owned and operated by Teekay.

Operating Results

The following table highlights certain financial information for Teekay LNG's segments: the liquefied gas segment and the Suezmax tanker segment (please refer to the "Teekay LNG's Fleet" section of this release above and Appendix C for further details).



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Three Months Ended Three Months Ended
December 31, 2009 December 31, 2008
(unaudited) (unaudited)
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Liquefied Suezmax Liquefied Suezmax
(in thousands of U.S. Gas Tanker Gas Tanker
dollars) Segment Segment Total Segment Segment Total
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Net voyage
revenues(1)(2)(3) 66,250 18,880 85,130 54,415 32,997 87,412
Vessel operating
expenses 12,826 8,011 20,837 13,648 6,766 20,414
Depreciation and
amortization 15,083 4,927 20,010 15,140 4,973 20,113
Cash flow from vessel
operations(4) 52,852 7,540 60,392 39,058 15,153 54,211
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(1) Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses,
which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including
bunker fuel expenses, port fees, canal tolls and brokerage commissions.
Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain
investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies.
Please see the Partnership's web site at www.teekaylng.com for a
reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the
most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
(2) Commencing in 2009 and applied retroactively, the gains and losses
related to derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges for
accounting purposes have been reclassified to a separate line item in
the statements of income (loss) and are no longer included in the
amounts above.
(3) Net voyage revenues for the three months ended December 31, 2008
excludes a realized loss of $8.6 million related to the Toledo Spirit
time charter derivative contract.
(4) Cash flow from vessel operations represents income from vessel
operations before depreciation and amortization expense, excluding the
cash flow from vessel operations relating to the Partnership's Variable
Interest Entities and Dropdown Predecessors and adjusting for direct
financing leases on a cash flow basis and the realized loss on the
Toledo Spirit derivative contract. Cash flow from vessel operations is
a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain investors to measure the
financial performance of shipping companies. Please see the
Partnership's web site at www.teekaylng.com for a reconciliation of this
non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the most directly comparable
GAAP financial measure.


Liquefied Gas Segment

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's liquefied gas segment increased to $52.9 million in the fourth quarter of 2009 from $39.1 million in the same quarter of the prior year. This increase is primarily due to the delivery of the first two Skaugen LPG carriers in April and November 2009, the acquisition of the Tangguh LNG carriers in August 2009 and the effect on our Euro-denominated revenues from the strengthening of the Euro against the U.S. Dollar compared to the same period last year.

Suezmax Tanker Segment

Cash flow from vessel operations from the Partnership's Suezmax tanker segment was $7.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to $15.2 million in the same quarter of the prior year. This decrease is primarily due to a reduction of revenues and an increase in operating expenses. The decrease in revenues is primarily due to a $6.2 million decrease in the Teide Spirit profit share (the time charter for the Teide Spirit contains a profit share component tied to spot tanker rates which is determined in the fourth quarter of each year) and an increase in drydock days in the fourth quarter of 2009. In addition there was a reduction in revenue based on a decrease in LIBOR which affected the daily charter rates of certain of our Suezmax tankers. Under the terms of the capital leases relating to these charters, there is a corresponding decrease in the Partnership's lease payments, which is reflected as a decrease in interest expense. As a result, these interest rate adjustments do not impact the Partnerships' cash flow from vessel operations, cash available for distribution or net income.

Liquidity

As of December 31, 2009, the Partnership had total liquidity of $479.8 million, comprised of $102.6 million in cash and cash equivalents and $377.2 million in undrawn medium-term revolving credit facilities.

About Teekay LNG Partners L.P.

Teekay LNG Partners L.P. is a publicly-traded master limited partnership formed by Teekay Corporation (NYSE:TK) as part of its strategy to expand its operations in the LNG and LPG shipping sectors. Teekay LNG Partners L.P. provides LNG, LPG and crude oil marine transportation services under long-term, fixed-rate time-charter contracts with major energy and utility companies through its fleet of fifteen LNG carriers, six LPG/Multigas carriers and eight Suezmax class crude oil tankers. Three of the six LPG/Multigas carriers are newbuildings scheduled for delivery in 2010 and 2011. In addition, Teekay LNG Partners L.P. has agreed to acquire from Teekay Corporation two Suezmax class crude oil tankers and one Handymax product tanker. This transaction is expected to be completed by mid-March 2010.

Teekay LNG Partners' common units trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "TGP".



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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except unit data)
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Three Months Ended
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2009 2009 2008
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
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VOYAGE REVENUES 85,549 79,783 88,993
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OPERATING EXPENSES
Voyage expenses 419 743 1,581
Vessel operating expenses 20,837 19,126 20,414
Depreciation and amortization 20,010 18,901 20,113
General and administrative 5,599 4,952 5,834
Restructuring charge(1) 197 393 -
Goodwill impairment - - -
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47,062 44,115 47,942
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Income from vessel operations 38,487 35,668 41,051
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OTHER ITEMS
Interest expense (12,651) (13,396) (37,090)
Interest income 3,015 3,375 18,647
Realized and unrealized gain (loss)
on derivative instruments(2) 526 (33,882) (73,946)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)(3) 8,675 (17,559) 3,597
Equity income (loss)(4) 5,591 (2,499) 1,549
Other (expense) income - net (541) 61 (166)
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Net income (loss) 43,102 (28,232) (46,358)
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Net income (loss) attributable to:
Non-controlling interest(5) 3,512 1,818 (30,463)
Dropdown Predecessor - - -
Partners 39,590 (30,050) (15,895)
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Limited partners' units outstanding:
Weighted-average number of common
units outstanding
- Basic and diluted 42,801,009 41,021,963 33,338,320
Weighted-average number of
subordinated units outstanding
- Basic and diluted 7,367,286 7,367,286 11,050,929
Weighted-average number of total
units outstanding
- Basic and diluted 50,168,295 48,389,249 44,389,249
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Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2009 2008
(unaudited) (unaudited)
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VOYAGE REVENUES 321,129 314,404
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OPERATING EXPENSES
Voyage expenses 1,902 3,253
Vessel operating expenses 76,882 77,113
Depreciation and amortization 78,397 76,880
General and administrative 18,162 20,201
Restructuring charge(1) 3,250 -
Goodwill impairment - 3,648
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178,593 181,095
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Income from vessel operations 142,536 133,309
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OTHER ITEMS
Interest expense (59,281) (138,317)
Interest income 13,873 64,325
Realized and unrealized gain (loss)
on derivative instruments(2) (40,950) (99,954)
Foreign exchange gain (loss)(3) (10,835) 18,244
Equity income (loss)(4) 17,098 136
Other (expense) income - net (302) 1,045
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Net income (loss) 62,139 (21,212)
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Net income (loss) attributable to:
Non-controlling interest(5) 26,212 (40,698)
Dropdown Predecessor - 894
Partners 35,927 18,592
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Limited partners' units outstanding:
Weighted-average number of common
units outstanding
- Basic and diluted 40,912,100 29,698,031
Weighted-average number of
subordinated units outstanding
- Basic and diluted 8,760,006 12,459,973
Weighted-average number of total
units outstanding
- Basic and diluted 49,672,106 42,158,004
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(1) The total cost incurred in connection with the Partnership's
restructuring plans to move certain ship management functions from the
Partnership's office in Spain to a subsidiary of Teekay and to change
seafarers is $3.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2009, of
which $0.2 million and $0.4 million was incurred for the three months
ended December 31, 2009 and September 30, 2009, respectively.
(2) Commencing in 2009 and applied retroactively, the realized and
unrealized gains and losses related to derivative instruments that are
not designated as hedges for accounting purposes have been reclassified
to a separate line item in the statements of income (loss). The realized
gains (losses) relate to the amounts the Partnership actually paid to
settle such derivative instruments and the unrealized gains (losses)
relate to the change in fair value of such derivative instruments as
detailed in the table below.

Three Months Ended
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December 31, September 30, December 31,
2009 2009 2008
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Realized losses relating to:
Interest rate swaps (11,094) (10,491) (2,011)
Toledo Spirit time-charter
derivative contract (940) - (8,620)
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(12,034) (10,491) (10,631)
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Unrealized gains (losses)
relating to:
Interest rate swaps 11,960 (24,491) (72,590)
Toledo Spirit time-charter
derivative contract 600 1,100 9,275
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12,560 (23,391) (63,315)
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Total realized and unrealized gains
(losses) on derivative instruments 526 (33,882) (73,946)
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Year Ended
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December 31, December 31,
2009 2008
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Realized losses relating to:
Interest rate swaps (36,222) (6,788)
Toledo Spirit time-charter
derivative contract (940) (8,620)
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(37,162) (15,408)
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Unrealized gains (losses)
relating to:
Interest rate swaps (11,143) (82,543)
Toledo Spirit time-charter
derivative contract 7,355 (2,003)
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(3,788) (84,546)
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Total realized and unrealized gains
(losses) on derivative instruments (40,950) (99,954)
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(3) The Partnership's Euro-denominated revenues currently approximate its
Euro-denominated expenses and debt service costs. As a result, the
Partnership currently is not exposed materially to foreign currency
fluctuations. However, for accounting purposes, the Partnership is
required to revalue all foreign currency-denominated monetary assets and
liabilities based on the prevailing exchange rate at the end of each
reporting period. This revaluation does not affect the Partnership's
cash flows or the calculation of distributable cash flow, but results in
the recognition of unrealized foreign currency translation gains or
losses in the statements of income (loss).
(4) Equity income (loss) includes unrealized gains (losses) on derivative
instruments of $3.9 million, $(4.0) million and nil for the three months
ended December 31, 2009, September 30, 2009 and December 31, 2008,
respectively and $10.9 million and nil for the year ended December 31,
2009 and December 31, 2008, respectively.
(5) Commencing in 2009 and applied retroactively, net income (loss) is shown
before non-controlling interest.


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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS(1)
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
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As at As at As at
December 31, September 30, December 31,
2009 2009 2008
(unaudited) (unaudited) (unaudited)
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ASSETS
Cash and cash equivalents 102,570 90,485 117,641
Restricted cash - current 32,427 35,574 28,384
Other current assets 14,602 17,234 18,388
Advances to affiliates 20,715 11,926 9,583
Restricted cash - long-term 579,093 614,943 614,565
Vessels and equipment 1,817,350 1,793,551 2,007,321
Advances on newbuilding contracts 57,430 56,421 200,557
Net investments in direct
financing leases 416,541 419,249 -
Derivative assets 32,131 71,976 167,326
Investment in and advances to
joint venture 82,778 77,024 64,382
Other assets 23,915 23,395 27,266
Intangible assets 132,675 134,958 141,805
Goodwill 35,631 35,631 35,631
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Total Assets 3,347,858 3,382,367 3,432,849
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LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Accounts payable, accrued liabilities
and unearned revenue 52,210 54,785 44,614
Current portion of long-term debt and
capital leases 107,697 111,297 184,971
Current portion of long-term debt
related to vessels to be
delivered to the Partnership(2) - - 39,446
Advances from affiliates and joint
venture partners 112,398 100,623 74,300
Long-term debt and capital leases 2,025,645 2,120,088 1,699,231
Long-term debt related to vessels
to be delivered to the
Partnership(2) - - 276,304
Derivative liabilities 134,006 183,246 260,602
Other long-term liabilities 56,373 55,097 44,668
Equity
Non-controlling interest(3) 12,322 6,510 2,862
Partners' equity 847,207 750,721 805,851
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Total Liabilities and Total Equity 3,347,858 3,382,367 3,432,849
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(1) Although the acquisition of the Tangguh LNG carriers did not occur until
August 2009, due to the Partnership's agreement to acquire Teekay
Corporation's 70 percent interest in the Tangguh LNG Project, it was
required to consolidate the Tangguh vessels prior to the actual
acquisition date under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles.
Due to the Partnership's acquisition of a 40 percent interest in the
four RasGas 3 LNG carriers on May 6, 2008, it is required to equity
account for its investment in the RasGas 3 joint venture under U.S.
generally accepted accounting principles.
(2) As at December 31, 2008, the current portion of long-term debt related
to vessels to be delivered to the Partnership includes the debt
associated with the Tangguh LNG Carriers, which the Partnership had not
yet acquired from Teekay Corporation as of this date.
(3) As at December 31, 2009, non-controlling interest includes the 30
percent portion of Teekay Nakilat (RasGasII Project) which the
Partnership does not own and 31 percent of the equity interest in the
Tangguh project. Prior to August 2009, the non-controlling interest
related to the Tangguh project was 100 percent as the Partnership had
not yet acquired the interest in the Tangguh project and was
consolidating the Tangguh project as described in Note (1) above.


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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
SUMMARY CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
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Year Ended December 31,
2009 2008
(unaudited) (unaudited)
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Cash and cash equivalents provided by (used for)
OPERATING ACTIVITIES
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Net operating cash flow 188,711 149,570
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FINANCING ACTIVITIES
Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt 220,050 936,988
Debt issuance costs (1,281) (2,233)
Scheduled repayments of long-term debt (77,706) (73,613)
Prepayments of long-term debt (185,900) (321,000)
Scheduled repayments of capital lease
obligations and other long-term liabilities (37,437) (33,176)
Proceeds from follow-on offering net of
offering costs 162,559 202,519
Advances to and from affiliates 23,425 17,147
Advances from joint venture partners - 621
Decrease in restricted cash 1,595 28,340
Cash distributions paid (114,539) (97,420)
Excess of purchase price over the contributed
basis of Teekay Nakilat (III) Holdings
Corporation - (28,192)
Excess of purchase price over the contributed
basis of Teekay Tangguh Borrower LLC (33,442) -
Distribution to Teekay Corporation for the
purchase of Kenai LNG Carriers - (230,000)
Proceeds on sale of 1% interest in Kenai
LNG Carriers 2,300 -
Equity contribution from Teekay Corporation - 3,281
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Net financing cash flow (40,376) 403,262
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INVESTING ACTIVITIES
Advances to joint venture (2,856) (278,723)
Repayments from joint venture - 28,310
Return on capital from Teekay BLT Corporation
to joint venture partners - (28,000)
Receipt of Spanish re-investment tax credit - 5,431
Purchase of Teekay Nakilat (III) Holdings
Corporation - (82,007)
Purchase of Teekay Tangguh Borrower LLC (35,646) -
Receipts from direct financing leases 9,326 -
Expenditures for vessels and equipment (134,230) (172,093)
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Net investing cash flow (163,406) (527,082)
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(Decrease) increase in cash and cash
equivalents (15,071) 25,750
Cash and cash equivalents, beginning
of the year 117,641 91,891
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Cash and cash equivalents, end of the year 102,570 117,641
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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
APPENDIX A - SPECIFIC ITEMS AFFECTING NET INCOME (LOSS)
(in thousands of U.S. dollars, except per share data)
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Set forth below is a reconciliation of the Partnership's unaudited adjusted
net income (loss) attributable to the partners, a non-GAAP financial
measure, to net income (loss) as determined in accordance with GAAP,
adjusted for some of the significant items of income and expense that
affected the Partnership's net income (loss) for the three months ended
December 31, 2009 and 2008 and years ended December 31, 2009 and 2008, all
of which items are typically excluded by securities analysts in their
published estimates of the Partnership's financial results:

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Three
Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2009 2009
(unaudited) (unaudited)
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Net income (loss) - GAAP basis 43,102 62,139
Less:
Net (income) loss attributable to
non-controlling interest (3,512) (26,212)
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Net income (loss) attributable to the partners 39,590 35,927
Add (subtract) specific items affecting
net income (loss):
Foreign currency exchange (gain) loss(1) (8,675) 10,835
Unrealized (gains) losses from derivative
instruments(2) (12,560) 3,788
Unrealized gains from derivative
instruments from equity accounted investees(2) (3,853) (10,936)
Restructuring charge(3) 197 3,250
Non-controlling interests' share of items above 2,119 24,039
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Total adjustments (22,772) 30,976
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Adjusted net income attributable to the partners 16,818 66,903
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Three
Months Ended Year Ended
December 31, December 31,
2008 2008
(unaudited) (unaudited)
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Net income (loss) - GAAP basis (46,358) (21,212)
Less:
Net (income) loss attributable to
Dropdown Predecessor interest - (894)
Net (income) loss attributable to
non-controlling interest 30,463 40,698
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Net income (loss) attributable to the partners (15,895) 18,592
Add (subtract) specific items affecting net
income (loss):
Foreign currency exchange gain(1) (3,597) (18,244)
Unrealized (gains) losses from derivative
instruments(2) 63,315 84,546
Goodwill impairment - 3,648
Non-controlling interests' share of items above (29,008) (39,912)
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Total adjustments 30,710 30,038
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Adjusted net income attributable to the partners 14,815 48,630
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(1) Foreign currency exchange gains primarily relate to the revaluation of
the Partnership's debt and restricted cash denominated in Euros.
(2) Reflects the unrealized gain or loss due to changes in the
mark-to-market value of derivative instruments that are not designated
as hedges for accounting purposes.
(3) Restructuring charges were incurred in connection with the Partnership's
restructuring plans to move certain ship management functions from the
Partnership's office in Spain to a subsidiary of Teekay Corporation and
to change nationality of some of the seafarers.


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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
APPENDIX B - RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURE
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Description of Non-GAAP Financial Measure - Distributable Cash Flow (DCF)

Distributable cash flow represents net income adjusted for depreciation and
amortization expense, non-cash items, estimated maintenance capital
expenditures, gains and losses on vessel sales, unrealized gains and losses
from derivatives, income from variable interest entity, income taxes and
foreign exchange related items. Maintenance capital expenditures represent
those capital expenditures required to maintain over the long-term the
operating capacity of, or the revenue generated by the Partnership's capital
assets. Distributable cash flow is a quantitative standard used in the
publicly-traded partnership investment community to assist in evaluating a
partnership's ability to make quarterly cash distributions. Distributable
cash flow is not required by accounting principles generally accepted in the
United States and should not be considered as an alternative to net income
or any other indicator of the Partnership's performance required by
accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. The table
below reconciles distributable cash flow to net income.

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Three Months Ended
December 31, 2009
(unaudited)
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Net income 43,102
Add:
Depreciation and amortization 20,010
Partnership's share of RasGas 3 DCF before estimated
maintenance capital expenditures 4,692
Income tax expense 1,137

Less:
Estimated maintenance capital expenditures (9,594)
Equity income of RasGas 3 joint venture (5,591)
Unrealized foreign exchange gain (8,675)
Unrealized gain from derivatives and other non-cash items (8,046)

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Distributable Cash Flow before Non-controlling interest 37,035
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Non-controlling interests' share of DCF before estimated
maintenance capital expenditures (3,540)
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Distributable Cash Flow 33,495
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TEEKAY LNG PARTNERS L.P.
APPENDIX C - SUPPLEMENTAL SEGMENT INFORMATION
(in thousands of U.S. dollars)
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Three Months Ended December 31, 2009
(unaudited)
Liquefied Suezmax
Gas Tanker
Segment Segment Total
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Net voyage revenues(1)(2) 66,250 18,880 85,130
Vessel operating expenses 12,826 8,011 20,837
Depreciation and amortization 15,083 4,927 20,010
General and administrative 3,383 2,216 5,599
Restructuring charge 24 173 197
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Income from vessel operations 34,934 3,553 38,487
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Three Months Ended December 31, 2008
(unaudited)
Liquefied Suezmax
Gas Tanker
Segment Segment Total
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Net voyage revenues(1)(2) 54,415 32,997 87,412
Vessel operating expenses 13,648 6,766 20,414
Depreciation and amortization 15,140 4,973 20,113
General and administrative 3,376 2,458 5,834
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Income from vessel operations 22,251 18,800 41,051
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(1) Net voyage revenues represents voyage revenues less voyage expenses,
which comprise all expenses relating to certain voyages, including
bunker fuel expenses, port fees, canal tolls and brokerage commissions.
Net voyage revenues is a non-GAAP financial measure used by certain
investors to measure the financial performance of shipping companies.
Please see the Partnership's web site at www.teekaylng.com for a
reconciliation of this non-GAAP measure as used in this release to the
most directly comparable GAAP financial measure.
(2) Commencing in 2009 and applied retroactively, the gains and losses
related to derivative instruments that are not designated as hedges
for accounting purposes have been reclassified to a separate line item
in the statements of income (loss) and are no longer included in the
amounts above.


FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This release contains forward-looking statements (as defined in Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended) which reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and performance, including statements regarding: the Partnership's future growth prospects; Teekay Corporation offering its interest in the Angola LNG Project vessels to the Partnership; the timing of LNG and LPG/Multigas newbuilding deliveries and incremental cash flows relating to such newbuildings; the Partnership's acquisition of two Suezmax tankers and one Handymax product tanker from Teekay under long-term fixed-rate contracts, including the incremental distributable cash flow expected to be contributed by these vessels, the distribution increase amount management expects to recommend and the timing of the completion of the transaction; the stability of the Partnership's distributable cash flows in general; the sufficiency of equity capital raised to complete the Partnership's existing investment program through 2010; and the Partnership's financial position. The following factors are among those that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements, which involve risks and uncertainties, and that should be considered in evaluating any such statement: the unit price of equity offerings to finance acquisitions; changes in production of LNG or LPG, either generally or in particular regions; required approvals by the conflicts committee of the board of directors of the Partnership's general partner to acquire any LNG projects offered to the Partnership by Teekay Corporation; less than anticipated revenues or higher than anticipated costs or capital requirements; changes in trading patterns significantly affecting overall vessel tonnage requirements; changes in applicable industry laws and regulations and the timing of implementation of new laws and regulations; the potential for early termination of long-term contracts and inability of the Partnership to renew or replace long-term contracts; LNG and LPG/Multigas project delays, shipyard production delays; the Partnership's ability to raise financing to purchase additional vessels or to pursue LNG or LPG/Multigas projects; changes to the amount or proportion of revenues, expenses, or debt service costs denominated in foreign currencies; the decision taken by the Board of Directors of Teekay GP LLC with respect to management distribution increase recommendations; and other factors discussed in Teekay LNG Partners' filings from time to time with the SEC, including its Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2008. The Partnership expressly disclaims any obligation to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in the Partnership's expectations with respect thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based.

Contact Information

  • Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
    Kent Alekson
    Investor Relations enquiries
    +1 (604) 609-6442
    or
    Teekay LNG Partners L.P.
    Alana Duffy
    Media enquiries
    +1 (604) 844-6631
    www.teekaylng.com