Rattler Midstream LP (NASDAQ: RTLR) (“Rattler” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ: FANG) (“Diamondback”), today announced financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2022. Due to the pending merger between Diamondback and Rattler, Rattler will not host an earnings call for the second quarter 2022 nor hold an investor presentation.

SECOND QUARTER 2022 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Q2 2022 consolidated net income (including non-controlling interest) of $55.1 million
  • Q2 2022 Adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below) of $102.4 million
  • Q2 2022 cash flow provided by operating activities of $73.2 million
  • Q2 2022 cash operated capital expenditures of $25.2 million
  • Q2 2022 Free Cash Flow (as defined and reconciled below) of $36.1 million
  • Board of Directors of Rattler's general partner approved a cash distribution for the second quarter of 2022 of $0.30 per common unit
  • 40% of sourced water volumes sold during Q2 2022 represented recycled produced water

OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL UPDATE

During the second quarter of 2022, the Company recorded total operating income of $39.6 million, an increase of 1% compared to the first quarter of 2022. During the second quarter of 2022, the Company recorded consolidated net income (including non-controlling interest) of $55.1 million, an increase of 48% from the first quarter of 2022. Second quarter 2022 Adjusted EBITDA (including non-controlling interest and as defined and reconciled below) was $102.4 million, an increase of 18% from the first quarter of 2022.

Second quarter operated capital expenditures totaled $25.2 million. Rattler also received proceeds of $11.4 million in distributions from equity method investments related to operations during the quarter.

The following table summarizes the Company's throughput(a) on its operated assets.

    Three Months EndedJune 30,   Six Months EndedJune 30,
    2022   2021   2022   2021
Crude oil gathering (Bbl/d)   72,324     84,014     75,141     84,609  
Natural gas gathering (MMBtu/d)       141,529         136,014  
Produced water gathering and disposal (Bbl/d)   840,205     801,967     843,004     783,878  
Sourced water gathering (Bbl/d)   373,619     241,570     380,542     254,629  

(a) Does not include any volumes from our equity method investment joint ventures.

CASH DISTRIBUTION AND TRANSACTION UPDATE

On July 27, 2022, the Board of Directors of Rattler's general partner approved a cash distribution for the second quarter of 2022 of $0.30 per common unit, payable on August 23, 2022 to unitholders of record at the close of business on August 16, 2022. Rattler and Diamondback expect that their pending merger will close, subject to certain closing conditions, reasonably promptly following the distribution payment date.

About Rattler Midstream LP

Rattler Midstream LP is a Delaware limited partnership formed by Diamondback Energy to own, operate, develop and acquire midstream and energy-related infrastructure assets. Rattler owns crude oil, natural gas and water-related midstream assets in the Permian Basin that provide services to Diamondback Energy and third party customers under primarily long-term, fixed-fee contracts. For more information, please visit www.rattlermidstream.com.

About Diamondback Energy, Inc.

Diamondback is an independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in Midland, Texas focused on the acquisition, development, exploration and exploitation of unconventional, onshore oil and natural gas reserves in the Permian Basin in West Texas. For more information, please visit www.diamondbackenergy.com.

Important Information for Investors; Additional Information and Where to Find It

This communication is for information purposes only does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval, nor shall there be any sale, issuance, exchange or transfer of the securities referred to in this document in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law. In connection with the pending merger, Diamondback has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) a registration statement on Form S-4, as amended, that includes an information statement that also constitutes a prospectus of Diamondback. Diamondback’s registration statement on Form S-4, as amended, was declared effective by the SEC on July 28, 2022, and Rattler’s information statement and Diamondback’s Rule 424(b)(3) prospectus were filed with the SEC on the same date. Each of Rattler and Diamondback have also filed other relevant documents with the SEC regarding the pending merger. No offering of securities shall be made except by means of a prospectus meeting the requirements of Section 10 of the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS OF RATTLER AND DIAMONDBACK ARE URGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, INFORMATION STATEMENT/PROSPECTUS AND OTHER DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN FILED WITH THE SEC CAREFULLY AND IN THEIR ENTIRETY BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PENDING MERGER.

Investors and security holders are able to obtain free copies of these documents and other documents containing important information about Rattler and Diamondback through the website maintained by the SEC at http://www.sec.gov. Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Rattler are available free of charge on Rattler’s website at https://www.rattlermidstream.com under the tab “Investors” and then under the heading “Financial Information.” Copies of the documents filed with the SEC by Diamondback are available free of charge on Diamondback’s website at https://www.diamondbackenergy.com under the tab “Investors” and then under the heading “Financial Information.”

Participants in the Solicitation

Rattler, Diamondback, the directors and executive officers of the General Partner and Diamondback, as applicable, and certain other persons may be deemed to be participants in the solicitation of proxies and consents in respect of the pending merger. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of the General Partner is available in Rattler’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021 filed with the SEC on February 24, 2022. Information regarding the directors and executive officers of Diamondback is available in its definitive proxy statement for its 2022 annual meeting, filed with the SEC on April 28, 2022, and in Diamondback’s annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021, filed with the SEC on February 24, 2022. Other information regarding the participants in the solicitations and a description of their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, are contained in the information statement/prospectus and other relevant materials filed with the SEC. Investors should read the information statement/prospectus carefully before making any investment decisions. You may obtain free copies of these documents from Rattler or Diamondback using the sources indicated above.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the Exchange Act, which involve risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding Rattler’s: future performance; business strategy; future operations; estimates and projections of revenues, losses, costs, expenses, returns, cash flow, and financial position; anticipated benefits of strategic transactions (including acquisitions and divestitures); and plans and objectives of management (including plans for future cash flow from operations) are forward-looking statements. When used in this news release, the words “aim,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,” “forecast,” “future,” “guidance,” “intend,” “may,” “model,” “outlook,” “plan,” “positioned,” “potential,” “predict,” “project,” “seek,” “should,” “target,” “will,” “would,” and similar expressions (including the negative of such terms) as they relate to Rattler are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain such identifying words. Although Rattler believes that the expectations and assumptions reflected in its forward-looking statements are reasonable as and when made, they involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict and, in many cases, beyond Rattler’s control. Accordingly, forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and Rattler’s actual outcomes could differ materially from what Rattler has expressed in its forward-looking statements.

Factors that could cause the outcomes to differ materially include (but are not limited to) the following: changes in supply and demand levels for oil, natural gas, and natural gas liquids, and the resulting impact on the price for those commodities; the impact of public health crises, including epidemic or pandemic diseases such as the COVID-19 pandemic, and any related company or government policies or actions; actions taken by the members of OPEC and Russia affecting the production and pricing of oil, as well as other domestic and global political, economic, or diplomatic developments, including any impact of the ongoing Russian-Ukrainian conflict on the global energy markets and geopolitical stability; regional supply and demand factors, including delays, curtailment delays or interruptions of production, or governmental orders, rules or regulations that impose production limits; federal and state legislative and regulatory initiatives relating to hydraulic fracturing, including the effect of existing and future laws and governmental regulations; and the risks and other factors disclosed in Rattler’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K, which can be obtained free of charge on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s web site at http://www.sec.gov.

In light of these factors, the events anticipated by Rattler’s forward-looking statements may not occur at the time anticipated or at all. Moreover, Rattler operates in a very competitive and rapidly changing environment and new risks emerge from time to time. Rattler cannot predict all risks, nor can it assess the impact of all factors on its business or the extent to which any factor, or combination of factors, may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by any forward-looking statements it may make. Accordingly, you should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements made in this news release. All forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this news release or, if earlier, as of the date they were made. Rattler does not intend to, and disclaims any obligation to, update or revise any forward-looking statements unless required by applicable law.

 
Rattler Midstream LP
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited, in thousands)
         
    June 30,   December 31,
      2022       2021  
Assets        
Current assets:        
Cash   $ 17,784     $ 19,897  
Accounts receivable—related-party     54,620       58,154  
Accounts receivable—third-party, net     7,971       9,415  
Sourced water inventory     15,858       13,081  
Other current assets     778       1,181  
Total current assets     97,011       101,728  
Property, plant and equipment:        
Land     98,646       98,645  
Property, plant and equipment     1,140,914       1,075,405  
Accumulated depreciation, amortization and accretion     (144,332 )     (121,507 )
Property, plant and equipment, net     1,095,228       1,052,543  
Equity method investments     659,749       612,541  
Real estate assets, net     84,042       84,609  
Intangible lease assets, net     3,425       3,650  
Deferred tax asset     56,218       62,356  
Other assets     5,943       3,708  
Total assets   $ 2,001,616     $ 1,921,135  
Liabilities and Unitholders’ Equity        
Current liabilities:        
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities   $ 67,501     $ 48,267  
Taxes payable     187       603  
Asset retirement obligations           79  
Total current liabilities     67,688       48,949  
Long-term debt     725,963       687,956  
Asset retirement obligations     37,904       16,911  
Total liabilities     831,555       753,816  
Unitholders’ equity:        
General Partner—Diamondback     779       819  
Common units—public (38,417,574 units issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and 38,356,771 units issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2021)     347,745       350,230  
Class B units—Diamondback (107,815,152 units issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2022 and as of December 31, 2021)     779       819  
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)     11       10  
Total Rattler Midstream LP unitholders’ equity     349,314       351,878  
Non-controlling interest     820,747       815,441  
Total equity     1,170,061       1,167,319  
Total liabilities and unitholders’ equity   $ 2,001,616     $ 1,921,135  
Rattler Midstream LP
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited, in thousands, except per unit data)
                 
    Three Months EndedJune 30,   Six Months EndedJune 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Revenues:                
Midstream revenues—related-party   $ 91,130     $ 91,579     $ 181,432     $ 178,657  
Midstream revenues—third-party     10,524       5,967       20,970       14,088  
Other revenues—related-party     1,748       2,542       3,499       5,082  
Other revenues—third-party     960       1,043       1,924       2,112  
Total revenues     104,362       101,131       207,825       199,939  
Costs and expenses:                
Direct operating expenses     21,195       26,299       42,823       58,810  
Cost of goods sold (exclusive of depreciation and amortization)     20,117       10,298       35,297       19,109  
Real estate operating expenses     610       544       1,143       1,061  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion     15,112       15,239       35,799       26,485  
Impairment and abandonments     177             1,259       3,371  
General and administrative expenses     6,389       4,956       11,734       9,590  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets     1,187       5,005       1,116       5,011  
Total costs and expenses     64,787       62,341       129,171       123,437  
Income (loss) from operations     39,575       38,790       78,654       76,502  
Other income (expense):                
Interest income (expense), net     (9,126 )     (8,235 )     (17,810 )     (15,545 )
Gain (loss) on sale of equity method investments           22,989             22,989  
Income (loss) from equity method investments     27,952       4,472       37,032       1,649  
Total other income (expense), net     18,826       19,226       19,222       9,093  
Net income (loss) before income taxes     58,401       58,016       97,876       85,595  
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes     3,330       3,539       5,714       5,210  
Net income (loss)     55,071       54,477       92,162       80,385  
Less: Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest     43,083       42,032       72,243       61,925  
Net income (loss) attributable to Rattler Midstream LP   $ 11,988     $ 12,445     $ 19,919     $ 18,460  
                 
Net income (loss) attributable to limited partners per common unit:                
Basic   $ 0.30     $ 0.30     $ 0.49     $ 0.42  
Diluted   $ 0.30     $ 0.30     $ 0.49     $ 0.42  
Weighted average number of limited partner common units outstanding:                
Basic     38,245       41,033       38,202       41,386  
Diluted     38,267       41,033       38,202       41,386  
Rattler Midstream LP
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in thousands)
                 
    Three Months EndedJune 30,   Six Months EndedJune 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Cash flows from operating activities:                
Net income (loss)   $ 55,071     $ 54,477     $ 92,162     $ 80,385  
Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by operating activities:                
Provision for (benefit from) income taxes     3,336       3,539       5,723       5,210  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion     15,112       15,239       35,799       26,485  
Unit-based compensation expense     2,609       2,485       5,129       4,817  
Impairment and abandonments     177             1,259       3,371  
(Gain) loss on sale of equity method investments           (22,989 )           (22,989 )
(Income) loss from equity method investments     (27,952 )     (4,472 )     (37,032 )     (1,649 )
Distributions from equity method investments     11,408       9,055       18,958       9,055  
Other     1,548       5,509       2,122       6,018  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable—related-party     (2,238 )     7,843       3,502       19,052  
Accounts receivable—third-party     6,136       1,474       1,476       72  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     10,202       2,567       6,135       (3,525 )
Other     (2,196 )     1,017       (2,132 )     2,110  
Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities     73,213       75,744       133,101       128,412  
Cash flows from investing activities:                
Additions to property, plant and equipment     (25,180 )     (11,853 )     (43,068 )     (17,713 )
Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment                 (4,334 )      
Contributions to equity method investments           (2,791 )     (29,133 )     (6,454 )
Distributions from equity method investments                       9,107  
Proceeds from the sale of equity method investments           23,455             23,455  
Proceeds from the sale of real estate           9,118             9,118  
Other     1,197       250       (1,553 )     250  
Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities     (23,983 )     18,179       (78,088 )     17,763  
Cash flows from financing activities:                
Proceeds from borrowings under Credit Agreement     19,000       12,000       54,000       24,000  
Payments on Credit Agreement     (17,000 )     (61,000 )     (17,000 )     (98,000 )
Repurchased units as part of unit buyback           (5,198 )     (2,582 )     (16,312 )
Distribution to public     (11,444 )     (8,183 )     (22,888 )     (16,446 )
Distribution to Diamondback     (32,365 )     (21,583 )     (64,730 )     (43,166 )
Other     (3,339 )     (2,169 )     (3,926 )     (2,628 )
Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities     (45,148 )     (86,133 )     (57,126 )     (152,552 )
Net increase (decrease) in cash     4,082       7,790       (2,113 )     (6,377 )
Cash at beginning of period     13,702       9,760       19,897       23,927  
Cash at end of period   $ 17,784     $ 17,550     $ 17,784     $ 17,550  
                                 

The following tables provide information regarding our gathering, compression and transportation system as of June 30, 2022 and utilization for the quarter ended June 30, 2022:

Rattler Midstream LP
Pipeline Infrastructure Assets
(unaudited)
                   
    As of June 30, 2022
(miles)(a)   Delaware Basin   Midland Basin   Permian Total
Crude oil   114     46     160  
Produced water   276     333     609  
Sourced water   27     102     129  
Total   417     481     898  

(a) Does not include any assets of the equity method investment joint ventures.

Rattler Midstream LP
Capacity/Capability
(unaudited)
                       
    As of June 30, 2022
(capacity/capability)(a)   DelawareBasin   MidlandBasin   PermianTotal   Utilization
Crude oil gathering (Bbl/d)   240,000     65,000     305,000     26%  
Produced water gathering and disposal (Bbl/d)   1,330,000     2,108,000     3,438,000     23%  
Sourced water gathering (Bbl/d)   120,000     655,000     775,000     37%  

(a) Does not include any assets of the equity method investment joint ventures.

Rattler Midstream LP
Throughput
(unaudited)
                         
    Three Months EndedJune 30,   Six Months EndedJune 30,
(throughput)(a)   2022   2021   2022   2021
Crude oil gathering (Bbl/d)   72,324     84,014     75,141     84,609  
Natural gas gathering (MMBtu/d)       141,529         136,014  
Produced water gathering and disposal (Bbl/d)   840,205     801,967     843,004     783,878  
Sourced water gathering (Bbl/d)   373,619     241,570     380,542     254,629  

(a) Does not include any assets of the equity method investment joint ventures.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure used by management and external users of its financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies. Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful because the measure allows it to more effectively evaluate the Company's operating performance and compare the results of its operations period to period without regard to its financing methods or capital structure.

The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) attributable to the Company plus net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest before interest expense (net of amount capitalized), depreciation, amortization and accretion on assets and liabilities of Rattler Midstream Operating LLC, its proportional depreciation and interest expense related to equity method investments, its proportional impairments and abandonments related to equity method investments, impairment and abandonments, non-cash unit-based compensation expense, (gain) loss on disposal of assets, provision for income taxes and other. The GAAP measure most directly comparable to Adjusted EBITDA is net income (loss). However, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered an alternative to net income (loss) or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States ("GAAP"). The Company excludes the items listed above from net income (loss) in arriving at Adjusted EBITDA because these amounts can vary substantially from company to company within our industry depending upon accounting methods and book values of assets, capital structures and the method by which the assets were acquired. As such, Adjusted EBITDA as presented below may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other companies, and may not be comparable to similarly titled measures in Rattler Midstream Operating LLC’s credit agreement and in the indenture that governs its senior notes. Certain items excluded from Adjusted EBITDA are significant components in understanding and assessing a company’s financial performance, such as a company’s cost of capital and tax structure, as well as historic costs of depreciable assets.

The following table presents a reconciliation of net income (loss), the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure, to Adjusted EBITDA for each of the periods indicated:

Rattler Midstream LP
Adjusted EBITDA
(unaudited, in thousands)
                 
    Three Months EndedJune 30,   Six Months EndedJune 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Reconciliation of Net Income (Loss) to Adjusted EBITDA:                
Net income (loss) attributable to Rattler Midstream LP   $ 11,988     $ 12,445     $ 19,919     $ 18,460  
Net income (loss) attributable to non-controlling interest     43,083       42,032       72,243       61,925  
Net income (loss)     55,071       54,477       92,162       80,385  
Interest expense, net of amount capitalized     9,126       8,235       17,810       15,545  
Depreciation, amortization and accretion     15,112       15,239       35,799       26,485  
Depreciation and interest expense related to equity method investments     15,681       10,036       30,052       20,561  
Impairments and abandonments related to equity method investments     124             361       2,933  
Impairment and abandonments     177             1,259       3,371  
Non-cash unit-based compensation expense     2,609       2,485       5,129       4,817  
(Gain) loss on disposal of assets     1,187       5,005       1,116       5,011  
(Gain) loss on sale of equity method investments           (22,989 )           (22,989 )
Provision for income taxes     3,330       3,539       5,714       5,210  
Other           22             34  
Adjusted EBITDA     102,417       76,049       189,402       141,363  
Less: Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interest     75,560       55,084       139,814       102,219  
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Rattler Midstream LP   $ 26,857     $ 20,965     $ 49,588     $ 39,144  
                                 

Operating cash flow before working capital changes, which is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure, represents net cash provided by operating activities as determined under GAAP without regard to changes in operating assets and liabilities. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to operating cash flow before working capital changes is net cash provided by operating activities. Management believes operating cash flow before working capital changes is an accepted measure which reflects cash flow from operating activities, additions to property, plant and equipment and net investments in its equity method investments across periods on a consistent basis. The Company also uses this measure because adjusted operating cash flow relates to the timing of cash receipts and disbursements that the Company may not control and may not relate to the period in which the operating activities occurred. This allows the Company to compare its operating performance with that of other companies without regard to financing methods and capital structure.

Free Cash Flow, which is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure, is operating cash flow before working capital changes net of additions to property, plant and equipment and distributions from equity method investments. The GAAP financial measure most directly comparable to Free Cash Flow is net cash provided by operating activities. Management believes that Free Cash Flow is useful to investors as it provides the amount of cash available for reducing debt, investing in additional capital projects or paying dividends. This measure should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net cash provided by operating activities as an indicator of operating performance. The Company's computation of operating cash flow before working capital changes and Free Cash Flow may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies.

The following tables present a reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to operating cash flow before working capital changes and Free Cash Flow:

Rattler Midstream LP
Operating Cash Flow and Free Cash Flow
(unaudited, in thousands)
 
    Three Months EndedJune 30,   Six Months EndedJune 30,
      2022       2021       2022       2021  
Net cash provided by operating activities   $ 73,213     $ 75,744     $ 133,101     $ 128,412  
Less: Changes in cash due to changes in operating assets and liabilities:                
Accounts receivable—related-party     (2,238 )     7,843       3,502       19,052  
Accounts receivable—third-party     6,136       1,474       1,476       72  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities     10,202       2,567       6,135       (3,525 )
Other     (2,196 )     1,017       (2,132 )     2,110  
Total working capital changes     11,904       12,901       8,981       17,709  
Operating cash flow before working capital changes     61,309       62,843       124,120       110,703  
Additions to property, plant and equipment     (25,180 )     (11,853 )     (43,068 )     (17,713 )
Distributions from equity method investments                       9,107  
Free Cash Flow   $ 36,129     $ 50,990     $ 81,052     $ 102,097  
                                 

Investor Contact:Adam Lawlis+1 432.221.7467alawlis@rattlermidstream.com

Jared Carameros+1 432.247.6213jcarameros@rattlermidstream.com

Source: Rattler Midstream LP; Diamondback Energy, Inc.

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