PATTERN ENERGY GROUP INC. (NASDAQ:PEGI) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition

PATTERN ENERGY GROUP INC. (NASDAQ:PEGI) Files An 8-K Results of Operations and Financial Condition
Item 2.02 Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

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On August8, 2017, we issued a press release announcing our financial results for the second quarter ended June30, 2017. A copy of our press release is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Our press release, included herein, makes reference to non-U.S. GAAP financial measures, which management believes are useful for investors by offering the ability to better evaluate operating performance and to better understand how management evaluates the business. These non-U.S. GAAP financial measures are not prepared in accordance with, and should not be considered in isolation of, or as an alternative to, measurements required by U.S. GAAP. Descriptions of the non-U.S. GAAP financial measures are discussed below.

We define cash available for distribution as net cash provided by operating activities as adjusted for certain other cash flow items that we associate with our operations. Cash available for distribution represents cash provided by operating activities as adjusted to (i)add or subtract changes in operating assets and liabilities, (ii)subtract net deposits into restricted cash accounts, which are required to the cash reserve requirements of financing agreements, to the extent they are paid from operating cash flows during a period, (iii)subtract cash distributions paid to noncontrolling interests, (iv)subtract scheduled project-level debt repayments in accordance with the related loan amortization schedule, to the extent they are paid from operating cash flows during a period, (v)subtract non-expansionary capital expenditures, to the extent they are paid from operating cash flows during a period, (vi)add cash distributions received from unconsolidated investments, to the extent such distributions were derived from operating cash flows and (vii)add or subtract other items as necessary to present the cash flows we deem representative of our core business operations.

We disclose cash available for distribution because management recognizes that it will be used as a supplemental measure by investors and analysts to evaluate our liquidity. However, cash available for distribution has limitations as an analytical tool because it excludes depreciation, amortization and accretion, does not capture the level of capital expenditures necessary to maintain the operating performance of our projects, is not reduced for principal payments on our project indebtedness except to the extent they are paid from operating cash flows during a period, and excludes the effect of certain other cash flow items, all of which could have a material effect on our financial condition and results from operations. Cash available for distribution is a non-U.S. GAAP measure and should not be considered an alternative to net cash provided by operating activities or any other liquidity measure determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP, nor is it indicative of funds available to fund our cash needs. In addition, our calculation of cash available for distribution is not necessarily comparable to cash available for distribution as calculated by other companies.

We define Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) before net interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation, amortization and accretion, including our proportionate share of net interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation, amortization and accretion of unconsolidated investments. Adjusted EBITDA also excludes the effect of certain mark-to-market adjustments and infrequent items not related to normal or ongoing operations, such as early payment of debt, realized derivative gain or loss from refinancing transactions, gain or loss related to acquisitions or divestitures, and adjustments from unconsolidated investments. In calculating Adjusted EBITDA, we exclude mark-to-market adjustments to the value of our derivatives because we believe that it is useful for investors to understand, as a supplement to net income (loss) and other traditional measures of operating results, the results of our operations without regard to periodic, and sometimes material, fluctuations in the market value of such assets or liabilities.

Adjustments from unconsolidated investments represent distributions received in excess of the carrying amount of our investment and suspended equity earnings, during periods of suspension of recognition of equity method earnings. We may suspend the recognition of equity method earnings when we receive distributions in excess of the carrying value of our investment. As we are not liable for the obligations of the investee nor otherwise committed to provide financial support, we record gains resulting from such excess distributions in the period the distributions occur. Additionally, when our carrying value in an unconsolidated investment is zero and we are not liable for the obligations of the investee nor otherwise committed to provide financial support, we will not recognize equity in earnings (losses) in other comprehensive income of unconsolidated investments.

We disclose Adjusted EBITDA, which is a non-U.S. GAAP measure, because management believes this metric assists investors and analysts in comparing our operating performance across reporting periods on a consistent basis by excluding items that our management believes are not indicative of our core operating performance. We use Adjusted EBITDA to evaluate our operating performance. You should not consider Adjusted EBITDA as an alternative to net income (loss), determined in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Adjusted EBITDA has limitations as an analytical tool. Some of these limitations are:

does not reflect our cash expenditures or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments;

does not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs;

does not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt, or our proportional interest in the interest expense of our unconsolidated investments or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments on the debt borne by our unconsolidated investments;

does not reflect our income taxes or the cash requirement to pay our taxes; or our proportional interest in income taxes of our unconsolidated investments or the cash requirements necessary to pay the taxes of our unconsolidated investments;

does not reflect depreciation, amortization and accretion which are non-cash charges; or our proportional interest in depreciation, amortization and accretion of our unconsolidated investments. The assets being depreciated, amortized and accreted will often have to be replaced in the future, and Adjusted EBITDA does not reflect any cash requirements for such replacements; and

does not reflect the effect of certain mark-to-market adjustments and non-recurring items or our proportional interest in the mark-to-market adjustments at our unconsolidated investments.

We do not have control, nor have any legal claim to the portion of the unconsolidated investees' revenues and expenses allocable to our joint venture partners. As we do not control, but do exercise significant influence, we account for the unconsolidated investments in accordance with the equity method of accounting. Net earnings (losses) from these investments are reflected within our consolidated statements of operations in "Earnings (loss) in unconsolidated investments, net." Adjustments related to our proportionate share from unconsolidated investments include only our proportionate amounts of interest expense, income taxes, depreciation, amortization and accretion, and mark-to-market adjustments included in "Earnings (loss) in unconsolidated investments, net;" and

Other companies in our industry may calculate Adjusted EBITDA differently than we do, limiting its usefulness as a comparative measure.

Because of these limitations, Adjusted EBITDA should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for performance measures calculated in accordance with U.S. GAAP.

Item 2.02 Regulation FD Disclosure.

In addition to the earnings press release discussed in Item 2.02 above, on August 8, 2017, we are also providing Operating Metrics: Production Performance for long-term average production ("LTA") compared to actual production, including compensated curtailment for our wind farms for the quarter ended June 30, 2017, such information is furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.2.

The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including the exhibits attached hereto under Items 2.02 and 7.01 is "furnished" and shall not be deemed “filed” for any purpose, including for the purposes of Section18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing. The information included in this Current Report on Form 8-K under this Item 2.02 (including Exhibit 99.2 hereto) will not be deemed an admission as to the materiality of any information required to be disclosed solely to satisfy the requirements of Regulation FD.

Item 2.02 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit

Number

Description

99.1

Press Release issued by Pattern Energy Group Inc. on August 8, 2017

99.2

Operating Metrics: Production Performance, Q2 2017


Pattern Energy Group Inc. Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 pegi201706308kexhibit991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit Exhibit 99.1Pattern Energy Reports Second Quarter 2017 Financial Results- Increases dividend to $0.42 per Class A common share for Q3 2017 -SAN FRANCISCO,…
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About PATTERN ENERGY GROUP INC. (NASDAQ:PEGI)

Pattern Energy Group Inc. is an independent power company focused on owning and operating power projects. The Company holds interests in over 18 wind power projects located in the United States, Canada and Chile with total capacity of over 2,644 megawatts (MW). Each of its projects has contracted to sell its output pursuant to a power sale agreement. The Company sells its electricity and environmental attributes, including renewable energy credits (RECs), to local utilities under long-term and fixed-price power purchase agreements (PPAs). The Company’s operating projects are Gulf Wind, Texas; Hatchet Ridge, California; St. Joseph, Manitoba; Spring Valley, Nevada; Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico; Ocotillo, California; South Kent, Ontario; El Arrayan, Chile; Panhandle 1, Texas; Panhandle 2, Texas; Grand, Ontario; Post Rock, Kansas; Lost Creek, Missouri; K2, Ontario; Logan’s Gap, Texas, Amazon Wind Farm Fowler Ridge, Indiana, and Armow Wind power facility in Ontario, Canada.

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