CALGARY, Canada, Oct. 19, 2022 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Parkland Corporation (”Parkland”, “we”, the “Company”, or “our”) (TSX: PKI), today provided a third quarter business update. Driven by the macroeconomic environment and volatile product prices, third quarter results will be below our expectations. We are confident in our fourth quarter outlook and expect to deliver 2022 Adjusted EBITDA within our guidance range of between $1.6 billion and $1.7 billion.
We expect to deliver Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Parkland (”Expected Adjusted EBITDA”) of approximately $325 million in the third quarter. Primary drivers include:
USA: Rapidly declining market prices resulted in non-recurring wholesale inventory and risk management losses of approximately $65 million. These more than offset expected contributions from our retail and commercial businesses.
Refining: Composite utilization of approximately 95 percent was dampened by higher operating, natural gas, transportation and compliance costs, as well as higher trailing crude prices in a declining market. This temporarily lowered our capture of the record refining crack spreads to approximately 55 percent.
Canada: Falling product prices lowered fuel unit margins compared to the prior quarter. This partially offset steady retail fuel demand and strong non-fuel margins.
We remain confident in our outlook for the fourth quarter. In addition to significantly reducing third-party wholesale operations in the US, we anticipate:
Returning to a higher capture of refining crack spreads that is more consistent with historical rates.
A strong start to the tourist season in our Florida and International markets.
Traditionally high seasonal heating demand for our Canadian commercial business.
Parkland has completed its previously announced acquisitions and remains focused on integration, capturing synergies and reducing its leverage ratio.
Parkland will host a conference call and webcast on Wednesday, October 19, at 7:00 a.m. MDT (9:00 a.m. EDT) to discuss its third quarter business update. To listen to the live conference call and webcast, please use the following link: https://app.webinar.net/J2e0oMyorAM
Analysts and investors interested in participating in the question-and-answer session of the conference call may do so by calling 1-888-390-0546 (toll-free) (Conference ID: 92624070). International participants may call 1-800-389-0704 (toll free) (Conference ID: 92624070).
Please connect and log in approximately 10 minutes before the beginning of the call. The webcast will be available for replay two hours after the conference call ends at the link above. It will remain available for one year and will also be posted to www.parkland.ca.
Parkland has consolidated the ownership of its International Segment by completing the exchange of Simpson Oil Limited’s (”Simpson Oil”) 12.5 million shares in the capital of Sol Investments SEZC, representing Simpson Oil’s remaining 25 percent interest, for 20 million common shares in the capital of Parkland pursuant to the terms of the share exchange agreement between Simpson Oil and the Company dated August 4, 2022 (the “Share Exchange”). Parkland’s third quarter Estimated Adjusted EBITDA and full-year guidance is inclusive of Sol at 100 percent from August 4, 2022.
Additional details relating to the Share Exchange are described in the Company’s press release dated August 4, 2022, which is filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. Concurrently with completing the Share Exchange, the put and call options available to Simpson Oil and Parkland, respectively, with respect to the remaining 25 percent of shares of Sol Investments SEZC were terminated.
Parkland’s purpose is to Power Journeys and Energize Communities. We serve essential needs in our communities, providing our customers with the essential fuels they depend on to get around, quality foods and convenience items, while helping them achieve their goals of lowering their environmental impact. Through our portfolio of trusted and locally relevant brands, we serve well over one million customers per day across Canada, the United States, the Caribbean region and Central and South America.
In addition to leveraging our supply and storage capabilities to provide the essential fuels our diverse customers depend on; we are leading our customers through the energy transition. From electric vehicle charging, renewable fuels, solar energy and compliance and carbon offset trading, we are leaders in helping our customers lower their environmental impact.
Parkland’s proven strategy is centered around organic growth, our supply advantage, acquiring prudently, and integrating successfully. We are focused on developing our existing business in resilient markets, growing, and diversifying our retail business into food, convenience, and renewable energy solutions and helping our commercial customers decarbonize their operations. Our strategy is underpinned by our people, as well as our values of safety, integrity, community, and respect, which are deeply embedded across our organization.
Certain statements contained in this news release constitute forward-looking information and statements (collectively, “forward-looking statements”). When used in this news release the words “expect”, “will”, “could”, “would”, “believe”, “continue”, “pursue” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In particular, this news release contains forward-looking statements with respect to, among other things, Parkland’s Expected Adjusted EBITDA for the third quarter of 2022; Parkland achieving 2022 results within its 2022 Adjusted EBITDA guidance range; and Parkland’s outlook for the fourth quarter of 2022, including with respect to expected crack spread capture and expected USA and Canada segment operations.
Expected Adjusted EBITDA is considered a forward-looking measure of which the equivalent historical measure would be Adjusted EBITDA as defined in the Section 14A of Parkland’s Management’s Discussion and Analysis dated August 4, 2022 (”Q2 2022 MD&A”). Expected Adjusted EBITDA includes 100 percent of International results for the period from August 4, 2022, when Parkland entered into the share exchange agreement with Simpson Oil Limited to acquire the remaining 25 percent shares of Sol Investments SEZC, to September 30, 2022. Expected Adjusted EBITDA is a preliminary number and is subject to Parkland’s quarter-end financial close procedures and as a result, final third quarter Adjusted EBITDA may differ from Expected Adjusted EBITDA disclosed in this news release.
These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements. No assurance can be given that these expectations will prove to be correct and such forward-looking statements included in this news release should not be unduly relied upon. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release. Parkland does not undertake any obligations to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements except as may be required by securities law. Actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of numerous risks and uncertainties including, but not limited to: Parkland’s quarter-end financial close procedures; general economic, market and business conditions; competitive action by other companies; the ability of suppliers to meet commitments; actions by governmental authorities and other regulators including but not limited to increases in taxes or restricted access to markets; changes and developments in environmental and other regulations; and other factors, many of which are beyond the control of Parkland. See also the risks and uncertainties described in “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in Parkland’s Revised Annual Information Form dated March 17, 2022, and “Forward-Looking Information” and “Risk Factors” included in the Q2 2022 MD&A and the management discussion and analysis for the year ended December 31, 2021, dated March 3, 2022, each filed on SEDAR and available on the Parkland website at www.parkland.ca. The forward-looking statements contained in this news release are expressly qualified by this cautionary statement.