Delek Logistics Partners, LP Reports Second Quarter 2021 Results

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) («Delek Logistics») today announced its financial results for…

BRENTWOOD, Tenn., Aug. 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Delek Logistics Partners, LP (NYSE: DKL) («Delek Logistics») today announced its financial results for the second quarter 2021. For the three months ended June 30, 2021, Delek Logistics reported net income attributable to all partners of $43.2 million, or $1.00 per diluted common limited partner unit. This compares to net income attributable to all partners of $44.4 million, or $1.18 per diluted common limited partner unit, in the second quarter 2020. Net cash from operating activities was $85.8 million in the second quarter 2021 compared to $37.5 million in the second quarter 2020. Distributable cash flow was $53.8 million in the second quarter 2021, compared to $57.0 million in the second quarter 2020.   

For the second quarter 2021, earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization («EBITDA») was $66.8 million compared to $64.8 million in the second quarter 2020. 

Uzi Yemin, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Delek Logistics’ general partner, remarked: «Second quarter results improved sequentially based on the absence of Winter Storm Uri impacts and Paline pipeline maintenance both of which had unfavorable impacts on the first quarter results. Major planned turnaround activity for the year at Delek US is now complete, paving the way for strong utilization of DKL owned infrastructure.»

Mr. Yemin continued, «Distribution growth in the quarter was 4.4% on a year-over-year basis and we remain committed to 5% distribution growth on a full-year basis. Our leverage and coverage ratios remain healthy providing flexibility to capitalize on growth opportunities. During the quarter, we successfully raised $400 million through a senior notes offering. This offering increases balance sheet flexibility and extends our debt maturities. DKL continues to perform well operationally and is well positioned for the future.»

Distribution and Liquidity

On July 26, 2021, Delek Logistics declared a quarterly cash distribution of $0.94 per common limited partner unit for the second quarter 2021, which equates to $3.76 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis. This distribution will be paid on August 11, 2021 to unitholders of record on August 5, 2021. This represents a 2.2% increase from the first quarter 2021 distribution of $0.92 per common limited partner unit, or $3.68 per common limited partner unit on an annualized basis, and a 4.4% increase over Delek Logistics’ second quarter 2020 distribution of $0.90 per common limited partner unit, or $3.60 per common limited partner unit annualized. For the second quarter 2021, the total cash distribution declared to all partners was approximately $40.8 million, resulting in a distributable cash flow coverage ratio of 1.32x.

As of June 30, 2021, Delek Logistics had total debt of approximately $928.7 million and cash of $2.2 million. Additional borrowing capacity, subject to certain covenants, under the $850.0 million credit facility was $561.2 million, which was enhanced by the recent notes offering. The total leverage ratio was within the requirements of the maximum allowable leverage ratio under the credit facility.

Financial Results

Contribution margin in the second quarter 2021 was $64.3 million compared to $61.3 million in the second quarter 2020. Higher refinery utilization, increased demand, contribution from the trucking asset dropdown and a lack of pipeline maintenance resulted in improved year-over-year performance in our assets.

Pipelines and Transportation Segment

Contribution margin in the second quarter 2021 was $45.2 million compared to $42.5 million in the second quarter 2020. This increase was primarily attributable to the higher utilization at the refineries, drop-down of the trucking assets (dropped on May 1st, 2020) and improved Paline pipeline performance.

Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment

During the second quarter 2021, contribution margin was $19.1 million compared to $18.8 million in the second quarter 2020. This increase was primarily due to improved volumes and a higher gross margin in our West Texas wholesale business.

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Second Quarter 2021 Results | Conference Call Information

Delek Logistics will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter 2021 results on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:30 a.m. Central Time. Investors will have the opportunity to listen to the conference call live by going to www.DelekLogistics.com. Participants are encouraged to register at least 15 minutes early to download and install any necessary software.  An archived version of the replay will also be available at www.DelekLogistics.com for 90 days.    

Investors may also wish to listen to Delek US’ (NYSE: DK) second quarter 2021 earnings conference call on Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 8:30 a.m. Central Time and review Delek US’ earnings press release. Market trends and information disclosed by Delek US may be relevant to Delek Logistics, as it is a consolidated subsidiary of Delek US. Investors can find information related to Delek US and the timing of its earnings release online by going to www.DelekUS.com.

About Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Delek Logistics Partners, LP, headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, was formed by Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: DK) to own, operate, acquire and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets.

Safe Harbor Provisions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Statements concerning current estimates, expectations and projections about future results, performance, prospects, opportunities, plans, actions and events and other statements, concerns, or matters that are not historical facts are «forward-looking statements,» as that term is defined under the federal securities laws. These statements contain words such as «possible,» «believe,» «should,» «could,» «would,» «predict,» «plan,» «estimate,» «intend,» «may,» «anticipate,» «will,» «if,»  «expect» or similar expressions, as well as statements in the future tense, and can be impacted by numerous factors, including the fact that a substantial majority of Delek Logistics’ contribution margin is derived from Delek US, thereby subjecting us to Delek US’ business risks; risks relating to the securities markets generally; risks and costs relating to the age and operational hazards of our assets including, without limitation, costs, penalties, regulatory or legal actions and other effects related to releases, spills and other hazards inherent in transporting and storing crude oil and intermediate and finished petroleum products; the impact of adverse market conditions affecting the utilization of Delek Logistics’ assets and business performance, including margins generated by its wholesale fuel business; the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the demand for crude oil, refined products and transportation and storage services; uncertainties regarding future decisions by OPEC regarding production and pricing disputes between OPEC members and Russia; an inability of Delek US to grow as expected as it relates to our potential future growth opportunities, including dropdowns, and other potential benefits; the results of our investments in joint ventures; adverse changes in laws including with respect to tax and regulatory matters; and other risks as disclosed in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other reports and filings with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding future growth at Delek Logistics; distributions and the amounts and timing thereof; potential dropdown inventory; expected earnings or returns from joint ventures or other acquisitions; expansion projects; ability to create long-term value for our unit holders; financial flexibility and borrowing capacity; and distribution growth of 5% or at all. Forward-looking statements should not be read as a guarantee of future performance or results and will not be accurate indications of the times at, or by, which such performance or results will be achieved.  Forward-looking information is based on information available at the time and/or management’s good faith belief with respect to future events, and is subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual performance or results to differ materially from those expressed in the statements.  Delek Logistics undertakes no obligation to update or revise any such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur, or which Delek Logistics becomes aware of, after the date hereof, except as required by applicable law or regulation

Non-GAAP Disclosures:

Our management uses certain «non-GAAP» operational measures to evaluate our operating segment performance and non-GAAP financial measures to evaluate past performance and prospects for the future to supplement our GAAP financial information presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP. These financial and operational non-GAAP measures are important factors in assessing our operating results and profitability and include:

  • Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization («EBITDA») – calculated as net income before net interest expense, income tax expense, depreciation and amortization expense, including amortization of customer contract intangible assets, which is included as a component of net revenues in our accompanying condensed consolidated statements of income.
  • Distributable cash flow – calculated as net cash flow from operating activities plus or minus changes in assets and liabilities, less maintenance capital expenditures net of reimbursements and other adjustments not expected to settle in cash. Delek Logistics believes this is an appropriate reflection of a liquidity measure by which users of its financial statements can assess its ability to generate cash.

EBITDA and distributable cash flow are non GAAP supplemental financial measures that management and external users of our condensed consolidated financial statements, such as industry analysts, investors, lenders and rating agencies, may use to assess:           

  • Delek Logistics’ operating performance as compared to other publicly traded partnerships in the midstream energy industry, without regard to historical cost basis or, in the case of EBITDA, financing methods;
  • the ability of our assets to generate sufficient cash flow to make distributions to our unitholders;
  • Delek Logistics’ ability to incur and service debt and fund capital expenditures; and
  • the viability of acquisitions and other capital expenditure projects and the returns on investment of various investment opportunities.

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Delek Logistics believes that the presentation of EBITDA, distributable cash flow and distributable cash flow coverage ratio provide useful information to investors in assessing its financial condition, its results of operations and the cash flow its business is generating. EBITDA, distributable cash flow and distributable cash flow coverage ratio should not be considered in isolation or as alternatives to net income, operating income, cash flow from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance or liquidity presented in accordance with U.S. GAAP.  

Non-GAAP measures have important limitations as analytical tools, because they exclude some, but not all, items that affect net income and net cash provided by operating activities. These measures should not be considered substitutes for their most directly comparable U.S. GAAP financial measures. Additionally, because EBITDA and distributable cash flow may be defined differently by other partnerships in its industry, Delek Logistics’ definitions of EBITDA and distributable cash flow may not be comparable to similarly titled measures of other partnerships, thereby diminishing their utility.  See the accompanying tables in this earnings release for a reconciliation of these non-GAAP measures to the most directly comparable GAAP measures. 

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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)



June 30, 2021


December 31, 2020

ASSETS





Current assets:





Cash and cash equivalents


$

2,173



$

4,243


   Accounts receivable


18,065



15,676


Accounts receivable from related parties




5,932


Inventory


1,988



3,127


Other current assets


900



331


Total current assets


23,126



29,309


Property, plant and equipment:





Property, plant and equipment


701,823



692,282


Less: accumulated depreciation


(247,072)



(227,470)


Property, plant and equipment, net


454,751



464,812


Equity method investments


252,048



253,675


Operating lease right-of-use assets


25,051



24,199


Goodwill


12,203



12,203


Marketing contract intangible, net


120,182



123,788


Rights-of-way


36,991



36,316


Other non-current assets


11,124



12,115


Total assets


$

935,476



$

956,417







LIABILITIES AND DEFICIT





Current liabilities:





Accounts payable


$

4,836



$

6,659


Accounts payable to related parties


36,847




Interest payable


5,441



2,452


Excise and other taxes payable


4,560



4,969


Current portion of operating lease liabilities


8,014



8,691


Accrued expenses and other current liabilities


7,829



5,529


Total current liabilities


67,527



28,300


Non-current liabilities:





Long-term debt


928,728



992,291


Asset retirement obligations


6,245



6,015


Operating lease liabilities, net of current portion


16,976



15,418


Other non-current liabilities


23,847



22,694


Total non-current liabilities


975,796



1,036,418


Total liabilities


1,043,323



1,064,718


Equity (Deficit):





Common unitholders – public; 8,707,565 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 (8,697,468 at December

31, 2020)


164,678



164,614


Common unitholders – Delek Holdings; 34,745,868 units issued and outstanding at June 30, 2021 (34,745,868 at

December 31, 2020)


(272,525)



(272,915)


Total deficit


(107,847)



(108,301)


Total liabilities and deficit


$

935,476



$

956,417


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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited)

(In thousands, except unit and per unit data)


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Net revenues:








Affiliate

$

88,722



$

87,629



$

184,916



$

194,328


Third-party

79,756



30,008



136,475



86,710


Net revenues

168,478



117,637



321,391



281,038


Cost of sales:








Cost of materials and other

88,695



43,892



169,866



145,185


Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below)

14,876



11,623



28,371



25,577


Depreciation and amortization

9,480



8,223



19,727



14,026


Total cost of sales

113,051



63,738



217,964



184,788


Operating expenses related to wholesale business (excluding depreciation and

amortization presented below)

605



826



1,166



1,616


General and administrative expenses

6,077



4,721



10,937



10,851


Depreciation and amortization

487



471



979



967


Other operating income, net

(136)





(219)



(107)


Total operating costs and expenses

120,084



69,756



230,827



198,115


Operating income

48,394



47,881



90,564



82,923


Interest expense, net

11,658



10,670



21,395



22,494


Income from equity method investments

(6,642)



(6,462)



(10,691)



(12,015)


Other expense, net

(34)



(2)



(3)



(2)


Total non-operating expenses, net

4,982



4,206



10,701



10,477


Income before income tax expense (benefit)

43,412



43,675



79,863



72,446


Income tax expense (benefit)

166



(740)



350



235


Net income attributable to partners

$

43,246



$

44,415



$

79,513



$

72,211


Comprehensive income attributable to partners

$

43,246



$

44,415



$

79,513



$

72,211










Less: General partner’s interest in net income, including incentive distribution rights



9,647





18,724


Limited partners’ interest in net income

$

43,246



$

34,768



$

79,513



$

53,487










Net income per limited partner unit:








Common units – basic

$

1.00



$

1.18



$

1.83



$

1.98


Common units – diluted

$

1.00



$

1.18



$

1.83



$

1.98










Weighted average limited partner units outstanding:








Common units – basic

43,445,222



29,427,298



43,444,284



26,953,934


Common units – diluted

43,460,366



29,430,555



43,453,806



26,956,523










Cash distribution per limited partner unit

$

0.940



$

0.900



$

1.860



$

1.790


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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited) (In thousands)



Six Months Ended June 30,



2021


2020

Cash flows from operating activities





Net income


$

79,513



$

72,211


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation and amortization


20,706



14,993


Non-cash lease expense


4,507



640


Amortization of customer contract intangible assets


3,606



3,605


Amortization of deferred revenue


(911)



(945)


Amortization of deferred financing costs and debt discount


1,325



1,172


Income from equity method investments


(10,691)



(12,015)


Dividends from equity method investments


8,311



12,500


Other non-cash adjustments


453



1,218


Changes in assets and liabilities:





Accounts receivable


(2,389)



(2,703)


Inventories and other current assets


524



12,182


Accounts payable and other current liabilities


295



(11,890)


Accounts receivable/payable to related parties


39,756



(17,653)


Non-current assets and liabilities, net


2,519



(934)


Changes in assets and liabilities


40,705



(20,998)


Net cash provided by operating activities


147,524



72,381


Cash flows from investing activities





Asset acquisitions from Delek Holdings, net of assumed liabilities




(100,527)


Purchases of property, plant and equipment


(8,762)



(4,997)


Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment


219



107


Purchases of intangible assets


(675)




Distributions from equity method investments


5,400



1,690


Equity method investment contributions


(1,393)



(10,515)


Net cash used in investing activities


(5,211)



(114,242)


Cash flows from financing activities





Proceeds from issuance of additional units to maintain 2% General Partner interest




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Distributions to general partner




(18,156)


Distributions to common unitholders – public


(15,916)



(15,835)


Distributions to common unitholders – Delek Holdings


(63,585)



(27,549)


Distributions to Delek Holdings unitholders and general partner related to Trucking Assets Acquisition




(47,558)


Proceeds from revolving credit facility


148,300



413,000


Payments on revolving credit facility


(606,100)



(251,400)


Proceeds from issuance of senior notes


400,000




Deferred financing costs paid in connection with debt issuances


(6,326)




Payments on finance lease


(756)




Net cash (used in) provided by financing activities


(144,383)



52,512


Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents


(2,070)



10,651


Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the period


4,243



5,545


Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period


$

2,173



$

16,196


Supplemental disclosures of cash flow information:





Cash paid during the period for:





Interest


$

17,081



$

21,298


Non-cash investing activities:





Increase (decrease) in accrued capital expenditures


$

1,557



$

(1,317)


Equity issuance to Delek Holdings unitholders in connection with Big Spring Gathering Assets Acquisition


$



$

109,514


Non-cash financing activities:





Non-cash lease liability arising from obtaining right of use assets during the period


$

5,572



$

15,779


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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Reconciliation of  Amounts Reported Under U.S. GAAP

(In thousands)


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Reconciliation of Net Income to EBITDA:








Net income

$

43,246



$

44,415



$

79,513



$

72,211


Add:








Income tax expense

166



(740)



350



235


Depreciation and amortization

9,967



8,694



20,706



14,993


Amortization of customer contract intangible assets

1,803



1,803



3,606



3,605


Interest expense, net

11,658



10,670



21,395



22,494


EBITDA

$

66,840



$

64,842



$

125,570



$

113,538










Reconciliation of net cash from operating activities to distributable cash flow:








Net cash provided by operating activities

$

85,792



$

37,545



$

147,524



$

72,381


Changes in assets and liabilities

(29,842)



19,344



(40,705)



20,998


Non-cash lease expense

(2,489)



(366)



(4,507)



(640)


Distributions from equity method investments in investing activities

1,476



1,580



5,400



1,690


Maintenance and regulatory capital expenditures

(1,133)



(98)



(2,862)



(726)


Reimbursement from Delek Holdings for capital expenditures 

4



16



1,577



55


Accretion of asset retirement obligations

(115)



(107)



(230)



(214)


Deferred income taxes



(943)



(65)



(943)


Other operating income, net

136





219



107


Distributable Cash Flow

$

53,829



$

56,971



$

106,351



$

92,708





Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Distributable Coverage Ratio Calculation

(In thousands)


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

Distributions to partners of Delek Logistics, LP

2021


2020


2021


2020

Limited partners’ distribution on common units

$

40,846



$

26,490



$

80,814



$

48,229


General partner’s distributions



542





986


General partner’s incentive distribution rights



8,937





17,632


Total distributions to be paid (1)

$

40,846



$

35,969



$

80,814



$

66,847










Distributable cash flow

$

53,829



$

56,971



$

106,351



$

92,708


Distributable cash flow coverage ratio (2)

1.32x


1.58x


1.32x


1.39x


(1)

The distributions for the three and six months ended June 30, 2020 reflect the impact of the distribution waiver that waived all of the distributions for the first quarter of 2020 on the 5.0 million Additional Units, related to the Big Spring Gathering Assets transaction, with respect to base distributions and the IDRs. In addition, the distributions for the three months ended March 31, 2020 reflect the waiver of distributions in respect of the IDRs associated with the Additional Units for at least two years. Subsequently, the IDRs were eliminated in the Restructuring Transaction on August 13, 2020.

(2)

Distributable cash flow coverage ratio is calculated by dividing distributable cash flow by distributions to be paid in each respective period.


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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Segment Data (unaudited)

(In thousands)


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Pipelines and Transportation








Net revenues:








Affiliate

$

65,664



$

61,394



$

128,712



$

99,897


Third party

4,771



2,032



6,698



11,496


Total pipelines and transportation

70,435



63,426



135,410



111,393


     Cost of sales:








Cost of materials and other

14,346



11,182



27,425



17,280


Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization)

10,858



9,731



21,030



21,187


Segment contribution margin

$

45,231



$

42,513



$

86,955



$

72,926


Capital spending

$

1,531



$

417



$

7,376



$

863










Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling








Net revenues:








   Affiliates (1)

$

23,058



$

26,235



$

56,204



$

94,431


Third party

74,985



27,976



129,777



75,214


Total wholesale marketing and terminalling

98,043



54,211



185,981



169,645


     Cost of sales:








Cost of materials and other

74,349



32,710



142,441



127,905


Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization)

4,623



2,718



8,507



6,006


Segment contribution margin

$

19,071



$

18,783



$

35,033



$

35,734


Capital spending

$

1,060



$

235



$

3,014



$

2,818










Consolidated








Net revenues:








Affiliates

$

88,722



$

87,629



$

184,916



$

194,328


Third party

79,756



30,008



136,475



86,710


Total consolidated

168,478



117,637



321,391



281,038


Cost of sales:








Cost of materials and other

88,695



43,892



169,866



145,185


Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization presented below)

15,481



12,449



29,537



27,193


Contribution margin

64,302



61,296



121,988



108,660


General and administrative expenses

6,077



4,721



10,937



10,851


Depreciation and amortization

9,967



8,694



20,706



14,993


Other operating income, net

(136)





(219)



(107)


Operating income

$

48,394



$

47,881



$

90,564



$

82,923


Capital spending

$

2,591



$

652



$

10,390



$

3,681



(1)

Affiliate revenue for the wholesale marketing and terminalling segment is presented net of amortization expense pertaining to the marketing contract intangible we acquired in connection with the Big Spring acquisition.  


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Delek Logistics Partners, LP

Segment Capital Spending

 (In thousands)


Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,

Pipelines and Transportation

2021


2020


2021


2020

Maintenance capital spending

$

449



$

119



$

926



$

430


Discretionary capital spending

1,082



298



6,450



433


Segment capital spending

$

1,531



$

417



7,376



863


Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling








Maintenance capital spending

$

681



$

232



720



1,362


Discretionary capital spending

379



3



2,294



1,456


Segment capital spending

$

1,060



$

235



3,014



2,818


Consolidated








Maintenance capital spending

$

1,130



$

351



1,646



1,792


Discretionary capital spending

1,461



301



8,744



1,889


Total capital spending

$

2,591



$

652



$

10,390



$

3,681





Delek Logistics Partners, LP





Segment Data (Unaudited)






Three Months Ended June 30,


Six Months Ended June 30,


2021


2020


2021


2020

Pipelines and Transportation Segment:








Throughputs (average bpd)








El Dorado Assets:








    Crude pipelines (non-gathered)

53,316



79,066



48,743



75,995


    Refined products pipelines to Enterprise Systems

39,193



56,093



32,806



55,110


El Dorado Gathering System

17,430



9,447



14,670



13,449


East Texas Crude Logistics System

27,497



10,275



26,790



12,224


Big Spring Gathering System

79,589



105,162



76,672



105,162


Plains Connection System

122,529





115,484












Wholesale Marketing and Terminalling Segment:








East Texas – Tyler Refinery sales volumes (average bpd) (1)

74,565



65,028



73,271



68,839


Big Spring marketing throughputs (average bpd)

75,136



76,004



74,038



71,195


West Texas marketing throughputs (average bpd)

9,395



9,143



9,765



12,612


West Texas gross margin per barrel

$

4.24



$

0.64



$

3.81



$

1.96


Terminalling throughputs (average bpd) (2)

139,987



138,593



142,250



136,961



















(1)

Excludes jet fuel and petroleum coke.

(2)

Consists of terminalling throughputs at our Tyler, Big Spring, Big Sandy and Mount Pleasant, Texas, El Dorado and North Little Rock, Arkansas and Memphis and Nashville, Tennessee terminals.





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