Targa Resources Corp. Reports Record Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Financial Results and Provides Outlook for 2024 and Positioning in 2025

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HOUSTON, Feb. 15, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Targa Resources Corp. (NYSE: TRGP) (“TRGP,” the “Company” or “Targa”) today reported fourth quarter and full year 2023 results.

Fourth quarter 2023 net income attributable to Targa Resources Corp. was $299.6 million compared to $318.0 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. For full year 2023, net income attributable to Targa Resources Corp. was a record $1,345.9 million compared to $1,195.5 million for 2022.
• Record full year adjusted EBITDA(1) for 2023 of $3,530.0 million, a 22% increase over 2022
• Exiting 2023 with ~90% of Gathering and Processing (“G&P”) volumes fee or fee-floor based
• Record quarterly adjusted EBITDA(1) for the fourth quarter of $959.9 million, a 14% sequential increase
• Record Permian, NGL transportation, fractionation, and LPG export volumes during the fourth quarter
• Completed its new 275 million cubic feet per day (“MMcf/d”) Wildcat II plant in Permian Delaware
• Estimate 2024 adjusted EBITDA between $3.7 billion and $3.9 billion, an 8% increase over 2023
• Continue to expect an annual common dividend per share of $3.00 in 2024, a 50% increase to 2023
• Current estimate is ~$1.4 billion of net growth capital expenditures in 2025, which would drive a meaningful increase in adjusted free cash flow(1) in 2025

Targa’s record operational and financial results in 2023 despite a significantly lower commodity price environment demonstrates the resiliency of its diversified operations and growing fee based midstream businesses.

The Company reported adjusted earnings before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other non-cash items (“adjusted EBITDA”) of $959.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2023 compared to $840.4 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. For the full year 2023, the Company reported adjusted EBITDA of $3,530.0 million compared to $2,901.1 million for the full year 2022.

The Company reported distributable cash flow and adjusted free cash flow for the fourth quarter of 2023 of $709.7 million and $73.7 million, respectively. For the full year 2023, the Company reported distributable cash flow and adjusted free cash flow of $2,617.2 million and $392.7 million, respectively.

On January 18, 2024, the Company declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.50 per common share for the fourth quarter of 2023, or $2.00 per common share on an annualized basis. Total cash dividends of approximately $112 million will be paid on February 15, 2024 on all outstanding shares of common stock to holders of record as of the close of business on January 31, 2024. The expected higher annual common dividend of $3.00 per share for 2024 should begin quarterly payments with the first quarter payment in May of 2024.

Targa repurchased 475,040 shares of its common stock during the fourth quarter of 2023 at a weighted average per share price of $85.52 for a total net cost of $40.6 million. For the year ended December 31, 2023, Targa repurchased 4,870,559 shares of its common stock at a weighted average price of $76.72 for a total net cost of $373.7 million. There was $770.1 million remaining under the Company’s $1.0 billion common share repurchase program as of December 31, 2023.

Targa reported fourth quarter adjusted EBITDA of $959.9 million, representing a 14 percent increase compared to the third quarter of 2023. The sequential increase in adjusted EBITDA was attributable to higher volumes across Targa’s G&P and Logistics and Transportation (“L&T”) systems. In the G&P segment, higher sequential adjusted operating margin was attributable to record Permian natural gas inlet volumes and higher fees. In the L&T segment, record NGL pipeline transportation, fractionation, and LPG export volumes and higher marketing margin drove the sequential increase in segment adjusted operating margin. Increasing NGL pipeline transportation and fractionation volumes were attributable to higher supply volumes from Targa’s Permian G&P systems and third parties. LPG export volumes benefited from Targa’s system expansion completed in late third quarter of 2023 and improved market conditions, while marketing margin was higher due to increased seasonal optimization opportunities.

The Company’s total consolidated debt as of December 31, 2023 was $12,953.9 million, net of $90.8 million of debt issuance costs and $29.5 million of unamortized discount, with $11,534.4 million of outstanding senior notes, $500.0 million outstanding under the Company’s $1.5 billion term loan facility, $175.0 million outstanding under the Commercial Paper Program, $575.0 million outstanding under the Securitization Facility, and $289.8 million of finance lease liabilities.

Total consolidated liquidity as of December 31, 2023 was approximately $2.7 billion, including $2.6 billion available under the TRGP Revolver, $141.7 million of cash and $25.0 million available under the Securitization Facility.

In November 2023, Targa completed an underwritten public offering of (i) $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 6.150% Senior Notes due 2029 (the “2023 6.150% Notes”) and (ii) $1.0 billion in aggregate principal amount of its 6.500% Senior Notes due 2034 (the “November 2023 6.500% Notes”), resulting in net proceeds of approximately $2.0 billion. Targa used a portion of the net proceeds to repay $1.0 billion in borrowings under the Term Loan Facility and the remaining net proceeds for general corporate purposes, including to repay borrowings under the Commercial Paper Program.

Late in the fourth quarter, Targa commenced operations at its new 275 MMcf/d Wildcat II plant in Permian Delaware ahead of schedule and on-budget. Construction continues on its 275 MMcf/d Greenwood II plant in Permian Midland, and its 230 MMcf/d Roadrunner II and 275 MMcf/d Bull Moose plants in Permian Delaware. In its L&T segment, construction continues on Targa’s 120 thousand barrels per day (“MBbl/d”) Train 9 fractionator and its 120 MBbl/d Train 10 fractionator in Mont Belvieu, Texas, its Daytona NGL Pipeline and Targa continues to make progress on the reactivation of Gulf Coast Fractionators (“GCF”). Targa remains on-track to complete these expansions as previously disclosed.

In response to increasing production and to meet the infrastructure needs of its customers, Targa has commenced spending on long-lead time items for its next gas plants in the Permian Basin and its next fractionator in Mont Belvieu (“Train 11”).

Targa’s 2024 operational and financial expectations assume Waha natural gas prices average $1.80 per million British Thermal Units (“MMbtu”), natural gas liquids (“NGL”) composite barrel prices average $0.65 per gallon, and crude oil prices average $75 per barrel.

For 2024, Targa estimates full year adjusted EBITDA to be between $3.7 billion and $3.9 billion, with the midpoint of the range representing an 8 percent increase over full year 2023 adjusted EBITDA. Targa expects to continue to benefit from meaningful growth across its Permian G&P footprint, which is expected to drive record Permian, NGL pipeline transportation, fractionation, and LPG export volumes in 2024 relative to the records set in 2023. Organic growth capital projects coming online in 2024, including two Permian G&P plants, two fractionators and the Daytona NGL Pipeline, are expected to be highly utilized at start-up, supporting increasing adjusted EBITDA in 2024 and beyond. Additionally, Targa continued to make significant progress in adding fees and fee floors to its G&P contracts and exits 2023 with approximately 90 percent of G&P volumes fee or fee-floor based, providing cash flow stability and protection against further downward movements in commodity prices.

Targa’s estimate for 2024 net growth capital expenditures is between $2.3 billion to $2.5 billion and includes spending on long-lead time items for its next gas plants in the Permian Basin and Train 11. Net maintenance capital expenditures for 2024 are estimated to be approximately $225 million.

For the first quarter of 2024, Targa intends to recommend to its Board of Directors an increase to its common dividend to $0.75 per common share or $3.00 per common share annualized. The recommended common dividend per share increase, if approved, would be effective for the first quarter of 2024 and payable in May 2024. Beyond 2024, Targa expects to be in position to continue to meaningfully increase the capital returned to shareholders through increasing common dividends per share and opportunistic repurchases of its common stock.

For 2025, Targa estimates a meaningful step down in net growth capital expenditures versus 2023 and 2024 as the Company’s large downstream fractionation and NGL pipeline transportation expansions will be complete by the first quarter of 2025.

Assuming continued production growth in the Permian Basin consistent with consensus expectations and other key assumptions, Targa’s current estimate is approximately $1.4 billion of net growth capital expenditures in 2025. Given the key major projects in progress that will be placed in service in 2024 and early 2025, Targa expects a significant increase in adjusted EBITDA in 2025 relative to 2024. The combination of decreasing growth capital spending and increasing adjusted EBITDA is expected to result in the generation of meaningful adjusted free cash flow and a consolidated leverage ratio comfortably within Targa’s long-term leverage ratio target range of 3 to 4 times. This would mean Targa is well positioned to continue to provide its shareholders with a meaningful increase in capital returned to shareholders through increasing common dividends per share and continued common share repurchases.

An earnings supplement presentation and an updated investor presentation are available under Events and Presentations in the Investors section of the Company’s website at .

The Company will host a conference call for the investment community at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time (10:00 a.m. Central time) on February 15, 2024 to discuss its fourth quarter results. The conference call can be accessed via webcast under Events and Presentations in the Investors section of the Company’s website at , or by going directly to . A webcast replay will be available at the link above approximately two hours after the conclusion of the event.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow and adjusted free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures and are discussed under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

(1) Adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow and adjusted free cash flow are non-GAAP financial measures and are discussed under “Non-GAAP Financial Measures.”

NM Due to a low denominator, the noted percentage change is disproportionately high and as a result, considered not meaningful.

Three Months Ended December 31, 2023 Compared to Three Months Ended December 31, 2022

The decrease in commodity sales reflects lower natural gas and NGL prices ($1,241.9 million), partially offset by higher NGL and natural gas volumes ($792.8 million) and the favorable impact of hedges ($19.6 million).

The increase in fees from midstream services is primarily due to higher gas gathering and processing fees, higher export volumes and higher terminaling and storage fees, partially offset by lower transportation and fractionation fees.

The decrease in product purchases and fuel reflects lower natural gas and NGL prices, partially offset by higher NGL and natural gas volumes.

The increase in operating expenses is primarily due to higher labor and rental costs due to increased activity and system expansions, the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin and inflation.

See “—Review of Segment Performance” for additional information on a segment basis.

The increase in depreciation and amortization expense is primarily due to the impact of system expansions on the Company’s asset base, partially offset by the shortening of the depreciable lives of certain assets that were idled in 2022.

The increase in interest expense, net is due to higher net borrowings primarily for the Grand Prix Transaction and higher interest rates, partially offset by higher capitalized interest resulting from higher growth capital investments.

The increase in income tax expense is primarily due to a smaller release of the valuation allowance in 2023 compared to 2022, the impact of rate changes and a lower benefit related to income allocated to noncontrolling interest that is not taxable to the Company.

The decrease in net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests is primarily due to the Grand Prix Transaction and lower earnings allocated to the Company’s joint venture partner in WestTX, partially offset by higher earnings allocated to the Company’s joint venture partner in Venice Energy Services Company, L.L.C.

The decrease in commodity sales reflects lower NGL, natural gas and condensate prices ($9,255.7 million), partially offset by higher NGL, natural gas and condensate volumes ($2,951.9 million) and the favorable impact of hedges ($1,195.8 million).

The increase in fees from midstream services is primarily due to higher gas gathering and processing fees including the impact of the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin and South Texas, and higher export volumes, partially offset by lower transportation and fractionation fees.

The decrease in product purchases and fuel reflects lower NGL, natural gas and condensate prices, partially offset by higher NGL, natural gas and condensate volumes.

The increase in operating expenses is primarily due to higher labor, maintenance and rental costs due to increased activity and system expansions, the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin and South Texas, and inflation.

See “—Review of Segment Performance” for additional information on a segment basis.

The increase in depreciation and amortization expense is primarily due to the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin and the impact of system expansions on the Company’s asset base, partially offset by the shortening of depreciable lives of certain assets that were idled in 2022.

The increase in general and administrative expense is primarily due to higher compensation and benefits, insurance costs, computer systems and professional fees.

The increase in interest expense, net is due to higher net borrowings primarily for the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin and the Grand Prix Transaction, and higher interest rates, partially offset by higher capitalized interest resulting from higher growth capital investments.

During 2022, the Company terminated the previous TRGP senior secured revolving credit facility and the Partnership’s senior secured revolving credit facility. In addition, the Partnership redeemed its 5.375% Senior Notes due 2027 and its 5.875% Senior Notes due 2026. These transactions resulted in a net loss from financing activities.

During 2022, the Company completed the sale of Targa GCX Pipeline LLC, which held a 25% equity interest in Gulf Coast Express Pipeline to a third party for $857 million resulting in a gain from sale of an equity method investment.

The increase in income tax expense is primarily due to an increase in pre-tax book income and a smaller release of the valuation allowance in 2023 compared to 2022.

The decrease in net income (loss) attributable to noncontrolling interests is primarily due to the Grand Prix Transaction and lower earnings allocated to the Company’s joint venture partner in WestTX.

The premium on repurchase of noncontrolling interests, net of tax is primarily due to the Grand Prix Transaction in 2023 and the purchase of all of Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners’ interests in the Company’s development company joint ventures in 2022.

The decrease in dividends on Series A Preferred Stock (“Series A Preferred”) is due to the full redemption of all of the Company’s issued and outstanding shares of Series A Preferred in May 2022.

The following discussion of segment performance includes inter-segment activities. The Company views segment operating margin and adjusted operating margin as important performance measures of the core profitability of its operations. These measures are key components of internal financial reporting and are reviewed for consistency and trend analysis. For a discussion of adjusted operating margin, see “Non-GAAP Financial Measures ― Adjusted Operating Margin.” Segment operating financial results and operating statistics include the effects of intersegment transactions. These intersegment transactions have been eliminated from the consolidated presentation.

The Company operates in two primary segments: (i) Gathering and Processing; and (ii) Logistics and Transportation.

The Gathering and Processing segment includes assets used in the gathering and/or purchase and sale of natural gas produced from oil and gas wells, removing impurities and processing this raw natural gas into merchantable natural gas by extracting NGLs; and assets used for the gathering and terminaling and/or purchase and sale of crude oil. The Gathering and Processing segment’s assets are located in the Permian Basin of West Texas and Southeast New Mexico (including the Midland, Central and Delaware Basins); the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas; the Barnett Shale in North Texas; the Anadarko, Ardmore, and Arkoma Basins in Oklahoma (including the SCOOP and STACK) and South Central Kansas; the Williston Basin in North Dakota (including the Bakken and Three Forks plays); and the onshore and near offshore regions of the Louisiana Gulf Coast and the Gulf of Mexico.

The following table provides summary data regarding results of operations of this segment for the periods indicated:

(1) Segment operating statistics include the effect of intersegment amounts, which have been eliminated from the consolidated presentation. For all volume statistics presented, the numerator is the total volume sold during the period and the denominator is the number of calendar days during the period.

(2) Plant natural gas inlet represents the Company’s undivided interest in the volume of natural gas passing through the meter located at the inlet of a natural gas processing plant, other than Badlands.

(3) Plant natural gas inlet volumes and gross NGL production volumes include producer take-in-kind volumes, while natural gas sales and NGL sales exclude producer take-in-kind volumes.

(4) Permian Midland includes operations in WestTX, of which the Company owns a 72.8% undivided interest, and other plants that are owned 100% by the Company. Operating results for the WestTX undivided interest assets are presented on a pro-rata net basis in the Company’s reported financials.

(5) Includes operations from the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin for the period effective August 1, 2022.

(6) Operations include facilities that are not wholly owned by the Company. SouthTX operating statistics include the impact of the acquisition of certain assets in South Texas for the period effective April 21, 2022.

(7) Badlands natural gas inlet represents the total wellhead volume and includes the Targa volumes processed at the Little Missouri 4 plant.

(8) Average realized prices, net of fees, include the effect of realized commodity hedge gain/loss attributable to the Company’s equity volumes. The price is calculated using total commodity sales plus the hedge gain/loss as the numerator and total sales volume as the denominator, net of fees.

The following table presents the realized commodity hedge gain (loss) attributable to the Company’s equity volumes that are included in the adjusted operating margin of the Gathering and Processing segment:

(1) The price spread is the differential between the contracted derivative instrument pricing and the price of the corresponding settled commodity transaction.

Three Months Ended December 31, 2023 Compared to Three Months Ended December 31, 2022

The adjusted operating margin was relatively flat and higher natural gas inlet volumes and higher fees predominantly in the Permian were offset by lower commodity prices. The increase in natural gas inlet volumes in the Permian was attributable to the addition of the Legacy II plant during the first quarter of 2023, the Midway plant during the second quarter of 2023, and the Greenwood plant during the fourth quarter of 2023, and continued strong producer activity. The natural gas inlet volumes in the Coastal region increased primarily due to plant outages in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The increase in operating expenses was primarily due to higher volumes in the Permian, the addition of the Legacy II, Midway, Greenwood and Wildcat II plants, increased professional services, and inflation impacts.

The increase in adjusted operating margin was due to higher natural gas inlet volumes and higher fees resulting in increased margin predominantly in the Permian, partially offset by lower commodity prices. The increase in natural gas inlet volumes in the Permian was attributable to the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin during the third quarter of 2022, the addition of the Legacy I and Red Hills VI plants during the third quarter of 2022, the Legacy II plant during the first quarter of 2023, the Greenwood plant during the fourth quarter of 2023, and continued strong producer activity. Natural gas inlet volumes in the Central region increased due to the acquisition of certain assets in South Texas during the second quarter of 2022 and increased producer activity.

The increase in operating expenses was predominantly due to the acquisition of certain assets in the Delaware Basin and South Texas. Additionally, higher volumes in the Permian, the addition of the Legacy I, Red Hills VI, Legacy II, Midway, Greenwood and Wildcat II plants, and inflation impacts resulted in increased costs.

The Logistics and Transportation segment includes the activities and assets necessary to convert mixed NGLs into NGL products and also includes other assets and value-added services such as transporting, storing, fractionating, terminaling, and marketing of NGLs and NGL products, including services to LPG exporters and certain natural gas supply and marketing activities in support of the Company’s other businesses. The Logistics and Transportation segment also includes Grand Prix NGL Pipeline, which connects the Company’s gathering and processing positions in the Permian Basin, Southern Oklahoma and North Texas with the Company’s Downstream facilities in Mont Belvieu, Texas. The associated assets are generally connected to and supplied in part by the Company’s Gathering and Processing segment and, except for the pipelines and smaller terminals, are located predominantly in Mont Belvieu and Galena Park, Texas, and in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

The following table provides summary data regarding results of operations of this segment for the periods indicated:

(1) Segment operating statistics include intersegment amounts, which have been eliminated from the consolidated presentation. For all volume statistics presented, the numerator is the total volume sold during the period and the denominator is the number of calendar days during the period.

(2) Represents the total quantity of mixed NGLs that earn a transportation margin.

(3) Export volumes represent the quantity of NGL products delivered to third-party customers at the Company’s Galena Park Marine Terminal that are destined for international markets.

Three Months Ended December 31, 2023 Compared to Three Months Ended December 31, 2022

The increase in adjusted operating margin was due to higher pipeline transportation and fractionation margin and higher LPG export margin, partially offset by lower marketing margin. Pipeline transportation and fractionation volumes benefited from higher supply volumes primarily from the Company’s Permian Gathering and Processing systems and higher fees. LPG export margin increased due to the completion of the expansion during the third quarter of 2023 resulting in higher volumes and fees. Greater seasonal optimization opportunities drove higher marketing margin in the fourth quarter of 2022.

The increase in operating expenses was due to higher system volumes, higher repairs and maintenance and higher compensation and benefits.

The increase in adjusted operating margin was due to higher pipeline transportation and fractionation margin, higher marketing margin, and higher LPG export margin. Pipeline transportation and fractionation volumes benefited from higher supply volumes primarily from the Company’s Permian Gathering and Processing systems and higher fees. Marketing margin increased due to greater optimization opportunities. LPG Export margin increased due to the completion of the expansion during the third quarter of 2023 resulting in higher volumes and fees.

The increase in operating expenses was due to higher system volumes, higher compensation and benefits, higher repairs and maintenance and higher taxes.

Other contains the results of commodity derivative activity mark-to-market gains/losses related to derivative contracts that were not designated as cash flow hedges. The Company has entered into derivative instruments to hedge the commodity price associated with a portion of the Company’s future commodity purchases and sales and natural gas transportation basis risk within the Company’s Logistics and Transportation segment.

Targa Resources Corp. is a leading provider of midstream services and is one of the largest independent midstream infrastructure companies in North America. The Company owns, operates, acquires and develops a diversified portfolio of complementary domestic midstream infrastructure assets and its operations are critical to the efficient, safe and reliable delivery of energy across the United States and increasingly to the world. The Company’s assets connect natural gas and NGLs to domestic and international markets with growing demand for cleaner fuels and feedstocks. The Company is primarily engaged in the business of: gathering, compressing, treating, processing, transporting, and purchasing and selling natural gas; transporting, storing, fractionating, treating, and purchasing and selling NGLs and NGL products, including services to LPG exporters; and gathering, storing, terminaling, and purchasing and selling crude oil.

Targa is a FORTUNE 500 company and is included in the S&P 500.

For more information, please visit the Company’s website at .

This press release includes the Company’s non-GAAP financial measures: adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and adjusted operating margin (segment). The following tables provide reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures.

The Company utilizes non-GAAP measures to analyze the Company’s performance. Adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow, adjusted free cash flow and adjusted operating margin (segment) are non-GAAP measures. The GAAP measures most directly comparable to these non-GAAP measures are income (loss) from operations, Net income (loss) attributable to Targa Resources Corp. and segment operating margin. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as an alternative to GAAP measures and have important limitations as analytical tools. Investors should not consider these measures in isolation or as a substitute for analysis of the Company’s results as reported under GAAP. Additionally, because the Company’s non-GAAP measures exclude some, but not all, items that affect income and segment operating margin, and are defined differently by different companies within the Company’s industry, the Company’s definitions may not be comparable with similarly titled measures of other companies, thereby diminishing their utility. Management compensates for the limitations of the Company’s non-GAAP measures as analytical tools by reviewing the comparable GAAP measures, understanding the differences between the measures and incorporating these insights into the Company’s decision-making processes.

The Company defines adjusted operating margin for the Company’s segments as revenues less product purchases and fuel. It is impacted by volumes and commodity prices as well as by the Company’s contract mix and commodity hedging program.
• service fees related to natural gas and crude oil gathering, treating and processing; and
• revenues from the sale of natural gas, condensate, crude oil and NGLs less producer settlements, fuel and transport and the Company’s equity volume hedge settlements.
• service fees (including the pass-through of energy costs included in certain fee rates);
• NGL and natural gas sales, less NGL and natural gas purchases, fuel, third-party transportation costs and the net inventory change.

The adjusted operating margin impacts of mark-to-market hedge unrealized changes in fair value are reported in Other.

Adjusted operating margin for the Company’s segments provides useful information to investors because it is used as a supplemental financial measure by management and by external users of the Company’s financial statements, including investors and commercial banks, to assess:
• the financial performance of the Company’s assets without regard to financing methods, capital structure or historical cost basis;
• the Company’s operating performance and return on capital as compared to other companies in the midstream energy sector, without regard to financing or capital structure; and
• the viability of capital expenditure projects and acquisitions and the overall rates of return on alternative investment opportunities.

Management reviews adjusted operating margin and operating margin for the Company’s segments monthly as a core internal management process. The Company believes that investors benefit from having access to the same financial measures that management uses in evaluating the Company’s operating results. The reconciliation of the Company’s adjusted operating margin to the most directly comparable GAAP measure is presented under “Review of Segment Performance.”

The Company defines adjusted EBITDA as Net income (loss) attributable to Targa Resources Corp. before interest, income taxes, depreciation and amortization, and other items that the Company believes should be adjusted consistent with the Company’s core operating performance. The adjusting items are detailed in the adjusted EBITDA reconciliation table and its footnotes. Adjusted EBITDA is used as a supplemental financial measure by the Company and by external users of the Company’s financial statements such as investors, commercial banks and others to measure the ability of the Company’s assets to generate cash sufficient to pay interest costs, support the Company’s indebtedness and pay dividends to the Company’s investors.

The Company defines distributable cash flow as adjusted EBITDA less cash interest expense on debt obligations, cash tax (expense) benefit and maintenance capital expenditures (net of any reimbursements of project costs). The Company defines adjusted free cash flow as distributable cash flow less growth capital expenditures, net of contributions from noncontrolling interest and net contributions to investments in unconsolidated affiliates. Distributable cash flow and adjusted free cash flow are performance measures used by the Company and by external users of the Company’s financial statements, such as investors, commercial banks and research analysts, to assess the Company’s ability to generate cash earnings (after servicing the Company’s debt and funding capital expenditures) to be used for corporate purposes, such as payment of dividends, retirement of debt or redemption of other financing arrangements.

The following table presents a reconciliation of Net income (loss) attributable to Targa Resources Corp. to adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow and adjusted free cash flow for the periods indicated:

(1) Gains or losses on debt repurchases or early debt extinguishments.

(2) Includes financial advisory, legal and other professional fees, and other one-time transaction costs.

(3) Noncontrolling interest portion of depreciation and amortization expense.

(4) Litigation expense includes charges related to litigation resulting from the major winter storm in February 2021 that the Company considers outside the ordinary course of its business and/or not reflective of its ongoing core operations. The Company may incur such charges from time to time, and the Company believes it is useful to exclude such charges because it does not consider them reflective of its ongoing core operations and because of the generally singular nature of the claims underlying such litigation.

(5) Excludes amortization of debt issuance costs.

(6) Represents capital expenditures, net of contributions from noncontrolling interests and includes net contributions to investments in unconsolidated affiliates.

The following table presents a reconciliation of estimated net income of the Company to estimated adjusted EBITDA for 2024:

The Company uses any of the following to comply with its disclosure obligations under Regulation FD: press releases, SEC filings, public conference calls, or our website. The Company routinely posts important information on its website at www.targaresources.com, including information that may be deemed to be material. The Company encourages investors and others interested in the company to monitor these distribution channels for material disclosures.

Certain statements in this release are “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this release that address activities, events or developments that the Company expects, believes or anticipates will or may occur in the future, are forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our projected financial performance, capital spending and payment of future dividends. These forward-looking statements rely on a number of assumptions concerning future events and are subject to a number of uncertainties, factors and risks, many of which are outside the Company’s control, which could cause results to differ materially from those expected by management of the Company. Such risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, actions by the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (“OPEC”) and non-OPEC oil producing countries, weather, political, economic and market conditions, including a decline in the price and market demand for natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil, the timing and success of our completion of capital projects and business development efforts, the expected growth of volumes on our systems, the impact of pandemics or any other public health crises, commodity price volatility due to ongoing or new global conflicts, the impact of disruptions in the bank and capital markets, including those resulting from lack of access to liquidity for banking and financial services firms, and other uncertainties. These and other applicable uncertainties, factors and risks are described more fully in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K, and any subsequently filed Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and Current Reports on Form 8-K. The Company does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact the Company’s investor relations department by email at InvestorRelations@targaresources.com or by phone at (713) 584-1133.…Read more by Targa Resources Corp.

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