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Viper Energy Partners LP, a Subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc., Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Financial and Operating Results

/EIN News/ -- MIDLAND, Texas, Feb. 11, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Viper Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:VNOM) (“Viper” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Diamondback Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:FANG) (“Diamondback”), today announced financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2019.

FOURTH QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Q4 2019 cash distribution of $0.45 per common unit; implies an 8.1% annualized yield based on the February 7, 2020 unit closing price of $22.11
  • Q4 2019 consolidated net income (including non-controlling interest) of $48.5 million, consolidated adjusted EBITDA (as defined and reconciled below) of $85.3 million and cash available for distribution to Viper’s common limited partner units (as reconciled below) of $30.7 million
  • Q4 2019 average production of 16,476 bo/d (26,137 boe/d), an increase of 20% from Q3 2019 average daily oil production
  • 123 total gross (3.4 net 100% royalty interest) horizontal wells turned to production during Q4 2019 with an average lateral length of 8,895 feet
  • Closed nine acquisitions for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $912.9 million in Q4 2019, increasing Viper’s mineral interests to a total of 24,304 net royalty acres at December 31, 2019
  • Initiating average production guidance for 1H 2020 of 16,500 to 18,000 bo/d (26,000 to 28,500 boe/d), the midpoint of which is up 5% from Q4 2019 average daily oil production
  • Initiating full year 2020 average production guidance of 17,000 to 19,000 bo/d (27,000 to 30,000 boe/d), the midpoint of which is up 28% from full year 2019 average daily oil production
  • As of January 15, 2020, there were approximately 497 gross horizontal wells currently in the process of active development on Viper’s acreage, in which Viper expects to own an average 2.0% net royalty interest (9.9 net 100% royalty interest wells)
  • Approximately 420 gross (10.4 net 100% royalty interest) line-of-sight wells which are expected to be turned to production on Viper’s acreage within the next 12 to 15 months, but which have not yet begun the process of active development; based on Diamondback’s current completion schedule and third party operators’ permits
  • Q3 2019 and Q4 2019 distributions reasonably estimated to not constitute dividends for U.S. federal income tax purposes; instead should generally constitute non-taxable reductions to the tax basis

FULL YEAR 2019 HIGHLIGHTS

  • Full year 2019 cash distribution of $1.76; implies an 8.0% yield based on the February 7, 2020 unit closing price of $22.11
  • Full year 2019 consolidated net income (including non-controlling interest) of $221.2 million and consolidated adjusted EBITDA of $275.9 million
  • Full year 2019 average production of 14,035 Bo/d (21,529 Boe/d), an increase of 16% from full year 2018 average daily oil production
  • Proved reserves as of December 31, 2019 of 88.9 MMboe (78% PDP, 54.4 MMbo), up 41% year over year with oil up 30% from year end 2018
  • 606 total gross (13.8 net 100% royalty interest) horizontal wells turned to production during the year with an average lateral length of 8,754 feet; acquired an interest in an additional 1,051 gross (33.0 net 100% royalty interest) producing horizontal wells
  • Closed 108 acquisitions for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion, increasing Viper’s acreage position by 9,462 net royalty acres year over year, or approximately 64% percent
  • All 2019 quarterly distributions reasonably estimated to not constitute dividends for U.S. federal income tax purposes; instead should generally constitute non-taxable reductions to the tax basis

“2019 was an important year for Viper as we successfully leveraged our size and scale to acquire more than 9,000 net royalty acres across 108 separate transactions.  Critically, these acquisitions more than doubled Viper’s exposure to Diamondback-operated acreage and now provide Viper with concentrated exposure to six of Diamondback’s seven core operating areas.  Based on Diamondback’s current completion schedule, Viper expects to have exposure to roughly 70% of Diamondback’s expected 2020 gross completions with an average net revenue interest of greater than 5%, translating to at least 12 Diamondback-operated net 100% royalty interest wells turned to production this year versus less than eight in 2019,” stated Travis Stice, Chief Executive Officer of Viper’s general partner.

Mr. Stice continued, “Outside of Diamondback-operated acreage, we continue to see strong activity levels across our acreage position, as highlighted by 4.2 net 100% royalty interest wells that are currently in the process of active development and a further 2.7 net wells that have been permitted but not yet spud.  In an effort to be conservative, we have contemplated slower than normal timing assumptions for both spud-to-first production and permit-to-first production in our production forecast for 2020.  Even on that basis, Viper is initiating full year 2020 oil production guidance that implies 28% growth relative to full year 2019 oil production.  In a difficult energy landscape, Diamondback’s continued focus on developing Viper’s acreage, as well as exposure to other well-capitalized operators in the best parts of the Permian Basin, underscores our confidence in Viper’s ability to generate significant organic production growth in 2020 and beyond.”

FINANCIAL UPDATE

Viper’s fourth quarter 2019 average realized prices were $53.90 per barrel of oil, $1.29 per Mcf of natural gas and $14.53 per barrel of natural gas liquids, resulting in a total equivalent realized price of $38.20/boe. Based on current market differentials and estimated in-basin gathering costs, Viper expects to realize between 97% and 100% of WTI in 2020.

During the fourth quarter of 2019, the Company recorded total operating income of $92.7 million and consolidated net income (including non-controlling interest) of $48.5 million.

As of December 31, 2019, the Company had a cash balance of $3.6 million and $678.5 million available under its revolving credit facility.

FOURTH QUARTER 2019 CASH DISTRIBUTION

The Board of Directors of Viper’s General Partner declared a cash distribution for the three months ended December 31, 2019 of $0.45 per common unit.  The distribution is payable on February 28, 2020 to eligible common unitholders of record at the close of business on February 21, 2020.

On November 15, 2019, Viper made a cash distribution to its unitholders and subsequently has reasonably estimated that such distribution, as well as the distribution payable on February 28, 2020, should not constitute dividends for U.S. federal income tax purposes.  Rather, these distributions should generally constitute non-taxable reductions to the tax basis of each distribution recipient’s ownership interest in Viper.  The Form 8937 containing additional information may be found on www.viperenergy.com under the “Investor Relations” section of the site.

YEAR END RESERVES UPDATE

Ryder Scott Company, L.P. prepared an estimate of Viper’s proved reserves as of December 31, 2019. Reference prices of $55.69 per barrel of oil and natural gas liquids and $2.58 per MMbtu of natural gas were used in accordance with applicable rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Realized prices with applicable differentials were $52.86 per barrel of oil, $0.51 per Mcf of natural gas and $15.79 per barrel of natural gas liquids.

Proved reserves at year-end 2019 of 88.9 MMboe (54.4 MMbo) represent a 41% increase over year-end 2018 reserves. The year-end 2019 proved reserves have a PV-10 value (as defined and reconciled below) of approximately $1.4 billion.

Proved developed reserves increased by 51% to 69.3 MMboe as of December 31, 2019, reflecting continued horizontal development by the operators of Viper’s acreage.

Net proved reserve additions of 33.7 MMboe resulted in a reserve replacement ratio of 428% (defined as the sum of extensions, discoveries, revisions and purchases, divided by annual production). The organic reserve replacement ratio was 150% (defined as the sum of extensions, discoveries and revisions, divided by annual production).

Extensions and discoveries of 17.1 MMboe are primarily attributable to the drilling of 829 new wells and from 97 new proved undeveloped locations added. The Company’s negative revisions of previous estimated quantities of 5.3 MMboe were primarily due to 2.1 MMboe of negative price revisions and 3.2 MMboe of PUD downgrades. 1.1 MMboe of PUDs were downgraded from non-operated properties and 2.1 MMboe of PUDs were downgraded from Diamondback-operated properties, with the Diamondback-operated downgrades due to changes in the development plan and optimization of the inventory. The purchase of reserves in place of 21.9 MMboe was due to multiple acquisitions, primarily the drop down transaction from Diamondback and the acquisition of certain mineral and royalty interests from Santa Elena Minerals, LP.

  Oil (MBbls)   Liquids (MBbls)   Gas (MMcf)   MBOE
Proved reserves as of December 31, 2018 41,878     10,992     61,597     63,136  
Purchase of reserves in place 12,949     4,895     24,423     21,914  
Extensions and discoveries 11,526     3,095     14,822     17,091  
Revisions of previous estimates (6,810 )   1,041     2,589     (5,337 )
Production (5,123 )   (1,459 )   (7,657 )   (7,858 )
Proved reserves as of December 31, 2019 54,420     18,564     95,774     88,946  

As the owner of mineral interests, Viper incurred no exploration and development costs during the year ended December 31, 2019.

  December 31,
  2019   2018   2017
      (in thousands)    
Acquisition costs          
Proved properties $ 471,464     $ 256,055     $ 55,948  
Unproved properties 758,624     356,761     287,131  
Total $ 1,230,088     $ 612,816     $ 343,079  

OPERATIONS AND ACQUISITIONS UPDATE

During the fourth quarter 2019, Viper estimates that 123 gross (3.4 net 100% royalty interest) horizontal wells with an average royalty interest of 2.7% had been turned to production on its existing acreage position with an average lateral length of 8,895 feet.  Of these 123 gross wells, Diamondback is the operator of 41 with an average royalty interest of 5.1%, and the remaining 82 gross wells, which had an average royalty interest of 1.6%, are operated by third parties.

Additionally, during the fourth quarter 2019, Viper acquired 7,218 net royalty acres for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $912.9 million.  These transactions brought Viper’s footprint of mineral interests to a total of 24,304 net royalty acres.  Viper funded these acquisitions with proceeds from cash on hand, borrowings under its revolving credit facility and equity provided to the sellers.  These acquisitions added an additional 738 producing gross horizontal wells with an average royalty interest of 3.9%.

For the full year ended of 2019, Viper acquired 9,462 net royalty acres for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $1.2 billion across 108 separate transactions.  These acquisitions contributed a total of 1,051 gross horizontal producing wells with an average royalty interest of 3.1%.

In total, as of December 31, 2019, Viper estimates there were 2,452 vertical wells and 4,024 horizontal wells producing on its acreage with a combined average net royalty interest of 3.8%.  There continues to be active development on Viper’s mineral acreage as represented by approximately 497 gross horizontal wells currently in the process of active development, in which Viper expects to own an average 2.0% net royalty interest (9.9 net 100% royalty interest wells).  These wells currently in the process of active development include wells currently being drilled by the 53 active rigs that were on the Company’s mineral acreage as of January 15, 2020, in addition to other wells currently waiting to be completed, actively in the process of being completed or waiting to be turned to production.  Additionally, based on Diamondback’s current completion schedule and third party operators’ permits, there is line-of-sight to a further 420 gross (10.4 net 100% royalty interest) wells which Viper expects to be turned to production within the next 12 to 15 months, but which have not yet begun the process of active development.  The acquisitions closed during the fourth quarter of 2019 contributed 62 gross (1.4 net 100% royalty interest) horizontal wells in the process of active development out of the total 497 currently in Viper’s portfolio.  Further, the acquisitions also contributed 47 gross (2.1 net 100% royalty interest) permits out of the total 420 total gross wells for which the process of active development has not yet begun, but which are expected to be turned to production within the next 12 to 15 months.

GUIDANCE UPDATE

Below is Viper’s preliminary guidance for the full year 2020, as well as average production guidance for the first half of 2020.

   
  Viper Energy Partners
   
1H 2020 Net Production - MBo/d 16.5 - 18.0
1H 2020 Net Production - MBoe/d 26.0 - 28.5
Full Year 2020 Net Production - MBo/d 17.0 - 19.0
Full Year 2020 Net Production - MBoe/d 27.0 - 30.0
   
Unit costs ($/boe)  
Depletion $10.50 - $12.50
Cash G&A Under $0.80
Non-Cash Unit-Based Compensation Under $0.25
Minimum Interest Expense (Sr. Notes and non-use fee on Revolver) $2.75 - $3.25
   
Production and Ad Valorem Taxes (% of Revenue) (a) 7%

(a) Includes production taxes of 4.6% for crude oil and 7.5% for natural gas and NGLs and ad valorem taxes.

CONFERENCE CALL

Viper will host a conference call and webcast for investors and analysts to discuss its results for the fourth quarter of 2019 on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. CT.  Participants should call (844) 400-1537 (United States/Canada) or (703) 326-5198 (International) and use the confirmation code 3095788.  A telephonic replay will be available from 12:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, February 12, 2020 through Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. CT.  To access the replay, call (855) 859-2056 (United States/Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and enter confirmation code 3095788.  A live broadcast of the earnings conference call will also be available via the internet at www.viperenergy.com under the “Investor Relations” section of the site.  A replay will also be available on the website following the call.

About Viper Energy Partners LP

Viper is a limited partnership formed by Diamondback to own, acquire and exploit oil and natural gas properties in North America, with a focus on oil-weighted basins, primarily the Permian Basin and the Eagle Ford Shale.  For more information, please visit www.viperenergy.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.

Forward-Looking Statements

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws.  All statements, other than historical facts, that address activities that Viper assumes, plans, expects, believes, intends or anticipates (and other similar expressions) will, should or may occur in the future are forward-looking statements.  The forward-looking statements are based on management’s current beliefs, based on currently available information, as to the outcome and timing of future events, including specifically the statements regarding the recent acquisitions, Diamondback’s plans for the acreage discussed above, development activity by other operators and commodity prices.  These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the results to differ materially from those expected by the management of Viper.  Information concerning these risks and other factors can be found in Viper’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.  Viper undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement.

Viper Energy Partners LP
Consolidated Balance Sheets
(unaudited, in thousands, except unit amounts)
     
  December 31,
  2019 2018
Assets    
Current assets:    
Cash and cash equivalents $ 3,602   $ 22,676  
Royalty income receivable 58,089   38,823  
Royalty income receivable—related party 10,576   3,489  
Other current assets 396   257  
Total current assets 72,663   65,245  
Property:    
Oil and natural gas interests, full cost method of accounting ($1,630,109 and $871,485 excluded from depletion at December 31, 2019 and December 31, 2018, respectively) 2,946,801   1,716,713  
Land 5,688   5,688  
Accumulated depletion and impairment (326,474 ) (248,296 )
Property, net 2,626,015   1,474,105  
Deferred tax asset 125,825   96,883  
Other assets 22,823   17,831  
Total assets $ 2,847,326   $ 1,654,064  
Liabilities and Unitholders’ Equity    
Current liabilities:    
Accounts payable—related party $ 150   $  
Accrued liabilities 13,284   6,022  
Total current liabilities 13,434   6,022  
Long-term debt, net 586,774   411,000  
Total liabilities 600,208   417,022  
Commitments and contingencies    
Unitholders’ equity:    
General partner 889   1,000  
Common units (67,805,707 units issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 51,653,956 units issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2018) 1,017,223   540,112  
Class B units (90,709,946 units issued and outstanding as of December 31, 2019 and 72,418,500 units issued and outstanding December 31, 2018) 1,130   990  
Total Viper Energy Partners LP unitholders’ equity 1,019,242   542,102  
Non-controlling interest 1,227,876   694,940  
Total equity 2,247,118   1,237,042  
Total liabilities and unitholders’ equity $ 2,847,326   $ 1,654,064  
             


Viper Energy Partners LP
Consolidated Statements of Operations
(unaudited, in thousands, except per unit data)
           
  Three Months Ended    
  December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019 2018   2019 2018
Operating income:          
Royalty income $ 91,861   $ 72,759     $ 293,811   $ 282,661  
Lease bonus income 510   896     4,117   6,029  
Other operating income 340   10     355   130  
Total operating income 92,711   73,665     298,283   288,820  
Costs and expenses:          
Production and ad valorem taxes 6,264   4,915     19,076   19,048  
Depletion 26,770   17,513     78,178   58,830  
General and administrative expenses 2,266   1,725     7,489   7,955  
Total costs and expenses 35,300   24,153     104,743   85,833  
Income from operations 57,411   49,512     193,540   202,987  
Other income (expense):          
Interest expense, net (9,987 ) (4,788 )   (21,076 ) (13,849 )
Gain (loss) on revaluation of investment 854   (5,715 )   4,832   (550 )
Other income, net 576   445     2,332   1,924  
Total other expense, net (8,557 ) (10,058 )   (13,912 ) (12,475 )
Income before income taxes 48,854   39,454     179,628   190,512  
Expense (benefit) from income taxes 326   (1,251 )   (41,582 ) (72,365 )
Net income 48,528   40,705     221,210   262,877  
Net income attributable to non-controlling interest 46,237   41,393     174,929   118,919  
                           
Net income attributable to Viper Energy Partners LP $ 2,291   $ (688 )   $ 46,281   $ 143,958  
           
Net income attributable to common limited partner units:          
Basic $ 0.03   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.75   $ 2.01  
Diluted $ 0.03   $ (0.01 )   $ 0.75   $ 2.01  
Weighted average number of common limited partner units outstanding:          
Basic 66,126   51,654     61,744   71,546  
Diluted 66,159   51,724     61,787   71,626  
                   


Viper Energy Partners LP
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in thousands)
     
  Year Ended December 31,
  2019 2018
Cash flows from operating activities:    
Net income $ 221,210   $ 262,877  
Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:    
Benefit from deferred income taxes (41,582 ) (72,516 )
Depletion 78,178   58,830  
(Gain) loss on revaluation of investment (4,832 ) 550  
Amortization of debt issuance costs 978   737  
Non-cash unit-based compensation 1,822   2,763  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:    
Royalty income receivable (19,266 ) (13,069 )
Royalty income receivable—related party (7,087 ) 1,653  
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities 7,091   2,545  
Accounts payable—related party 150    
Income tax payable 169   151  
Other current assets (140 ) (28 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 236,691   244,493  
Cash flows from investing activities:    
Acquisition of oil and natural gas interests (530,572 ) (610,131 )
Acquisition of land   (4,687 )
Proceeds from sale of assets   441  
Proceeds from the sale of investments   124  
Net cash used in investing activities (530,572 ) (614,253 )
Cash flows from financing activities:    
Proceeds from borrowings under credit facility 590,500   691,500  
Repayment on credit facility (905,000 ) (374,000 )
Proceeds from senior notes 500,000    
Debt issuance costs (10,863 ) (1,039 )
Proceeds from public offerings 340,860   305,773  
Public offering costs (221 ) (2,652 )
Units purchased for tax withholding (353 )  
Proceeds from exercise of unit options   140  
Contributions by members 250   2,000  
Distributions to partners (240,366 ) (253,483 )
Net cash provided by financing activities 274,807   368,239  
Net (decrease) increase in cash (19,074 ) (1,521 )
Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period 22,676   24,197  
Cash and cash equivalents at end of period $ 3,602   $ 22,676  
             


Viper Energy Partners LP
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited, in thousands)
     
  Year Ended December 31,
  2019 2018
Supplemental disclosure of cash flow information:    
Interest paid $ 13,803   $ 12,438  
Supplemental disclosure of non—cash transactions:    
OpCo units issued for the Drop-Down transaction $ 550,000   $  
Common units issued for acquisition $ 149,515   $  
             


Viper Energy Partners LP
Selected Operating Data
(unaudited)
           
  Three Months Ended    
  December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019 2018   2019 2018
Production Data:          
Oil (MBbls) 1,516   1,275     5,123   4,399  
Natural gas (MMcf) 2,435   1,773     7,657   5,840  
Natural gas liquids (MBbls) 483   287     1,459   933  
Combined volumes (MBOE)(1) 2,405   1,858     7,858   6,305  
           
Average daily oil volumes (BO/d) 16,476   13,855     14,035   12,053  
Average daily combined volumes (BOE/d) 26,137   20,191     21,529   17,275  
           
Average sales prices:          
Oil ($/Bbl) $ 53.90   $ 48.73     $ 51.61   $ 56.13  
Natural gas ($/Mcf) 1.29   2.41     1.06   2.22  
Natural gas liquids ($/Bbl) 14.53   22.13     14.63   24.41  
Combined ($/BOE)(2) 38.20   39.17     37.39   44.83  
           
Average Costs ($/BOE):          
Production and ad valorem taxes $ 2.60   $ 2.65     $ 2.43   $ 3.02  
General and administrative - cash component 0.74   0.61     0.72   0.82  
Total operating expense - cash $ 3.34   $ 3.26     $ 3.15   $ 3.84  
           
General and administrative - non-cash component $ 0.21   $ 0.32     $ 0.23   $ 0.44  
Interest expense, net $ 4.15   $ 2.58     $ 2.68   $ 2.20  
Depletion $ 11.13   $ 9.43     $ 9.95   $ 9.33  

(1) Bbl equivalents are calculated using a conversion rate of six Mcf per one Bbl.
(2) Realized price net of all deducts for gathering, transportation and processing.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

Adjusted EBITDA is a supplemental non-GAAP financial measure that is used by management and external users of our financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies.  Viper defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income plus interest expense, net, non-cash unit-based compensation expense, depletion, (gain) loss on revaluation of investments and provision for (benefit from) income taxes.  Adjusted EBITDA is not a measure of net income as determined by United States’ generally accepted accounting principles, or (“GAAP”).  Management believes Adjusted EBITDA is useful because it allows them to more effectively evaluate Viper’s operating performance and compare the results of its operations from period to period without regard to its financing methods or capital structure.  Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to, or more meaningful than, net income, royalty income, cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented as determined in accordance with GAAP.  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 the historic costs of depreciable assets, none of which are components of Adjusted EBITDA.  Viper defines cash available for distribution generally as an amount equal to its Adjusted EBITDA for the applicable quarter less cash needed for income taxes payable, debt service, contractual obligations, fixed charges and reserves for future operating or capital needs that the board of directors of Viper’s general partner may deem appropriate, common units repurchased for tax withholding, dividend equivalent rights and preferred distributions.  Viper’s computations of Adjusted EBITDA and cash available for distribution may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures of other companies or to such measure in its credit facility or any of its other contracts.

The following tables present a reconciliation of the non-GAAP financial measures of Adjusted EBITDA and cash available for distribution to the GAAP financial measure of net income.

Viper Energy Partners LP
(unaudited, in thousands, except per unit data)
           
  Three Months Ended    
  December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2019 2018   2019 2018
Net income $ 48,528   $ 40,705     $ 221,210   $ 262,877  
Interest expense, net 9,987   4,788     21,076   13,849  
Non-cash unit-based compensation expense 496   596     1,822   2,763  
Depletion 26,770   17,513     78,178   58,830  
(Gain) loss on revaluation of investment (854 ) 5,715     (4,832 ) 550  
Benefit from (provision for) income taxes 326   (1,251 )   (41,582 ) (72,365 )
Consolidated Adjusted EBITDA $ 85,253   $ 68,066     $ 275,872   $ 266,504  
EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interest (49,282 ) (39,718 )   (151,498 ) (125,616 )
Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Viper Energy Partners LP $ 35,971   $ 28,348     $ 124,374   $ 140,888  
           
Adjustments to reconcile Adjusted EBITDA to cash available for distribution:          
Income taxes payable 170       (150 )  
Debt service, contractual obligations, fixed charges and reserves (5,367 ) (1,775 )   (10,388 ) (4,348 )
Units repurchased for tax withholding       (353 )  
Units - dividend equivalent rights   (42 )   (22 ) (115 )
Preferred distributions (40 ) (40 )   (160 ) (103 )
Cash available for distribution $ 30,734   $ 26,491     $ 113,301   $ 136,322  
           
Common limited partner units outstanding 67,806   51,654     67,806   51,654  
           
Cash available for distribution per common limited partner unit $ 0.45   $ 0.51     $ 1.76   $ 2.17  

PV-10

PV-10 is the Company’s estimate of the present value of the future net revenues from proved oil and gas reserves after deducting estimated production and ad valorem taxes, future capital costs and operating expenses, but before deducting any estimates of future income taxes.  The estimated future net revenues are discounted at an annual rate of 10% to determine their “present value.”  The Company believes PV-10 to be an important measure for evaluating the relative significance of its oil and gas properties and that the presentation of the non-GAAP financial measure of PV-10 provides useful information to investors because it is widely used by professional analysts and investors in evaluating oil and gas companies.  Because there are many unique factors that can impact an individual company when estimating the amount of future income taxes to be paid, the Company believes the use of a pre-tax measure is valuable for evaluating the Company.  The Company believes that PV-10 is a financial measure routinely used and calculated similarly by other companies in the oil and gas industry.

The following table reconciles PV-10 to the Company’s standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.  PV-10 should not be considered as an alternative to the standardized measure as computed under GAAP.

  (in thousands) December 31, 2019    
  PV-10 $ 1,389,008    
  Less income taxes:      
  Undiscounted future income taxes (150,373 )  
  10% discount factor (79,753 )  
  Future discounted income taxes $ (70,620 )  
           
  Standardized measure of discounted future net cash flows $ 1,318,388    

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

Source: Viper Energy Partners LP; Diamondback Energy, Inc.

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