Texas Pacific Land Corporation (NYSE: TPL) (the 'Company' or 'TPL') today announced its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2020.
Conversion of the Trust
As previously announced, on January 11, 2021, we completed our reorganization from a business trust, Texas Pacific Land Trust, into Texas Pacific Land Corporation (the 'Corporate Reorganization'), a corporation formed and existing under the laws of the State of Delaware. Any references herein to the Company, TPL, our, we or us with respect to periods prior to January 11, 2021 will be in reference to Texas Pacific Land Trust, and references to periods on that date and thereafter will be in reference to Texas Pacific Land Corporation. Any reference to Sub-share Certificates or Sub-shares are to the Sub-share Certificates of Proprietary Interest of Texas Pacific Land Trust.
Quarterly Dividend Declared
The board of directors (the 'Board') has determined to pay dividends quarterly going forward in March, June, September and December of each year, subject to the discretion of the Board. On February 17, 2021, the Board declared a quarterly cash dividend of $2.75 per share payable on March 15, 2021 to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 8, 2021.
The Board has also decided that the Company will begin the repurchase of the Company's common stock consistent with TPL's long history of repurchasing Sub-shares. The timing and amount of share repurchases is subject to the discretion of the Board.
About Texas Pacific Land Corporation
Texas Pacific Land Corporation is one of the largest landowners in the State of Texas with approximately 880,000 acres of land in West Texas. The Company is not an oil and gas producer, but its surface and royalty ownership allow revenue generation through the entire value chain of oil and gas development, including through fixed fee payments for use of our land, revenue for sales of materials (caliche) used in the construction of infrastructure, providing sourced water and treated produced water, revenue from our oil and gas royalty interests, and revenues related to saltwater disposal on our land. The Company also generates revenue from pipeline, power line and utility easements, commercial leases, material sales and seismic and temporary permits related to a variety of land uses including midstream infrastructure projects and hydrocarbon processing facilities.
Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release may contain 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, that are based on TPL's beliefs, as well as assumptions made by, and information currently available to, TPL, and therefore involve risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Generally, future or conditional verbs such as 'will,' 'would,' 'should,' 'could,' or 'may' and the words 'believe,' 'anticipate,' 'continue,' 'intend,' 'expect' and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the Corporate Reorganization and other references to strategies, plans, objectives, expectations, intentions, assumptions, future operations and prospects and other statements that are not historical facts. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Although TPL believes that plans, intentions and expectations, including those regarding the Corporate Reorganization, reflected in or suggested by any forward-looking statements made herein are reasonable, TPL may be unable to achieve such plans, intentions or expectations and actual results, and performance or achievements may vary materially and adversely from those envisaged in this news release due to a number of factors including, but not limited to: an inability to achieve some or all of the expected benefits of the Corporate Reorganization and distribution; potential adverse reactions or changes to business relationships resulting from the announcement or completion of the Corporate Reorganization; the potential impacts of COVID-19 on the global and U.S. economies as well as on TPL's financial condition and business operations; the initiation or outcome of potential litigation and any changes in general economic and/or industry specific conditions. These risks, as well as other risks associated with TPL and the Corporate Reorganization are also more fully discussed in a Current Report on Form 8-K filed by TPL with the SEC on December 31, 2020, which includes an information statement describing the Corporate Reorganization and the distribution in more detail. You can access TPL's filings with the SEC through the SEC website at www.sec.gov and TPL strongly encourages you to do so. Except as required by applicable law, TPL undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or other statements herein for revisions or changes after this communication is made.
NON-GAAP PERFORMANCE MEASURES AND DEFINITIONS
In addition to amounts presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ('GAAP'), we also present certain supplemental non-GAAP measurements. These measurements are not to be considered more relevant or accurate than the measurements presented in accordance with GAAP. In compliance with requirements of the Securities and Exchange Commission ('SEC'), our non-GAAP measurements are reconciled to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP performance measure.
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