Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Partnership Equity and Distributions

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Partnership Equity and Distributions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Partnership Equity and Distributions  
Partnership Equity and Distributions

(7)  Partnership Equity and Distributions

 

Our Minimum Quarterly Distribution

 

Our partnership agreement provides for a minimum quarterly distribution of $0.17 per unit for each quarter, or $0.68 per unit on an annualized basis.

 

If cash distributions to our unitholders exceed $0.1955 per common unit in any quarter, our unitholders and the holders of our incentive distribution rights (“IDRs”), will receive distributions according to the following percentage allocations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Marginal Percentage

 

 

 

Interest in

 

 

 

Distributions

 

Total Quarterly Distribution

 

 

 

Holders of

 

Target Amount

    

Unitholders

    

IDRs

 

above $0.1955 up to $0.2125

    

85

%  

15

%

above $0.2125 up to $0.2550

 

75

%  

25

%

above $0.2550

 

50

%  

50

%

 

General Partner Interest

 

Our general partner owns a non‑economic general partner interest in us, which does not entitle it to receive cash distributions. However, our general partner is under common control with the holder of the IDRs and may in the future own common units or other equity interests in us and will be entitled to receive distributions on any such interests.

 

Upon payment of the February 8, 2017 distribution to unitholders, the requirements for the conversion of all subordinated units were satisfied under our partnership agreement. As a result, effective February 9, 2017, the 75,940,957 subordinated units owned by Antero Resources were converted into common units on a one-for-one basis and now participate on terms equal with all other common units in distributions of available cash. The conversion did not impact the amount of the cash distributions paid by the Partnership or the total units outstanding, as shown on the “Conversion of subordinated units to common units” line item on our consolidated Statement of Partners’ Capital.

 

Cash Distributions

 

The board of directors of our general partner has declared a cash distribution of $0.365 per unit for the quarter ended December 31, 2017. The distribution was paid on February 13, 2018 to unitholders of record as of February 1, 2018.

The following table details the amount of quarterly distributions the Partnership paid for each of its partnership interests, with respect to the quarter indicated (in thousands, except per unit data):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distributions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Limited Partners

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quarter
and
Year

    

Record Date

    

Distribution Date

    

Common
unitholders

    

Subordinated
unitholders

    

Holder of IDRs

    

Total

  

Distributions
per limited
partner unit

Q4 2015

 

February 15, 2016

 

February 29, 2016

 

$

22,048

 

 

16,708

 

 

969

 

 

39,725

 

$

0.2200

Q1 2016

 

May 11, 2016

 

May 25, 2016

 

 

23,556

 

 

17,846

 

 

1,850

 

 

43,252

 

 

0.2350

Q2 2016

 

August 10, 2016

 

August 24, 2016

 

 

25,059

 

 

18,985

 

 

2,731

 

 

46,775

 

 

0.2500

Q3 2016

 

November 10, 2016

 

November 24, 2016

 

 

26,901

 

 

20,124

 

 

4,820

 

 

51,845

 

 

0.2650

*

 

November 12, 2016

 

November 18, 2016

 

 

849

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

849

 

 

*

 

 

Total 2016

 

 

 

$

98,413

 

 

73,663

 

 

10,370

 

 

182,446

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q4 2016

 

February 1, 2017

 

February 8, 2017

 

$

50,090

 

 

 —

 

 

7,543

 

 

57,633

 

$

0.2800

*

 

April 21, 2017

 

April 30, 2017

 

 

75

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

75

 

 

*

Q1 2017

 

May 3, 2017

 

May 10, 2017

 

 

55,753

 

 

 —

 

 

11,553

 

 

67,306

 

 

0.3000

Q2 2017

 

August 3, 2017

 

August 16, 2017

 

 

59,695

 

 

 —

 

 

15,328

 

 

75,023

 

 

0.3200

Q3 2017

 

November 1, 2017

 

November 16, 2017

 

 

63,454

 

 

 —

 

 

19,067

 

 

82,521

 

 

0.3400

*

 

November 12, 2017

 

November 17, 2017

 

 

1,392

 

 

 —

 

 

 —

 

 

1,392

 

 

*

 

 

Total 2017

 

 

 

$

230,459

 

 

 -

 

 

53,491

 

 

283,950

 

 

 


*Distribution equivalent rights on limited partner common units that vested under the Midstream LTIP.