News Release


Hi-Crush Partners LP Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

Exhibit 99.1

News Release

Hi-Crush Partners LP Reports Second Quarter 2016 Results

·         Completed a second common unit offering, raising approximately $53.3 million
·         2Q 2016 Revenues of $38.4 million vs. $52.1 million in 1Q 2016 and $84.0 million in 2Q 2015
·         2Q 2016 Net income (loss) of $(10.9) million vs. $(51.5) million in 1Q 2016 and $11.4 million in 2Q 2015
·         2Q 2016 EBITDA of $(3.4) million vs. $(44.7) million in 1Q 2016 and $19.2 million in 2Q 2015

Houston, Texas, August 2, 2016 - Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE: HCLP), "Hi-Crush" or the "Partnership", today reported second quarter 2016 results.  The limited partners' interest in net loss was $(10.9) million for the second quarter of 2016, resulting in basic and diluted loss of $(0.26) per limited partner unit.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization ("EBITDA") for the second quarter 2016 was $(3.4) million, compared to $(44.7) million for the first quarter of 2016, which was negatively impacted by $33.7 million of goodwill impairment and $8.2 million of bad debt expense.  Distributable cash flow attributable to the limited partners for the second quarter of 2016 was $(6.2) million.  No distributions to unitholders were declared for the second quarter of 2016, as the Partnership continued its distribution suspension to conserve and strategically apply cash.

"Our second quarter 2016 results were consistent with the performance expectations we laid out last quarter," said Robert E. Rasmus, Chief Executive Officer of Hi-Crush. "Our unwavering focus on pursuing and capturing cost improvements, efficiency enhancements, and targeting profitable market share resulted in largely unchanged cash flow generation, even with a sequential decline in volume."

Revenues for the quarter ended June 30, 2016 totaled $38.4 million on sales of 849,263 tons of frac sand.  This compares to revenues in the first quarter of 2016 of $52.1 million on sales of 962,998 tons of frac sand.  The sequential decline in sales volumes was attributable to the decline in overall industry demand for frac sand.  Volumes declined month over month throughout the first quarter, reached a low in April, and increased monthly throughout the second quarter.  Approximately 49% of our volumes were sold in-basin for the second quarter of 2016, a decrease from 59% in the first quarter of 2016 and from 58% in the second quarter of 2015 reflecting the mix in customer demand.  Average sales price per ton sold decreased to $45 per ton in the second quarter of 2016 from $54 per ton in the first quarter of 2016, reflecting the mix impact of decreased in-basin sales and modest additional declines in pricing during the quarter.

Of the 849,263 tons of frac sand sold during the second quarter of 2016, approximately 57% was produced and delivered from the Partnership's facilities, with the remainder being purchased primarily from our sponsor's Blair facility.  Contribution margin was $1.97 per ton in the second quarter of 2016, compared to $2.41 per ton in the first quarter of 2016.  The slight decrease in contribution margin per ton was the result of lower overall volumes sold, which resulted in a higher fixed cost per ton, offset by the variable cost reductions from lower transloading and other costs.

Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2016 totaled $90.6 million on sales of 1,812,261 tons of frac sand, compared to revenues of $186.1 million on sales of 2,385,499 tons of frac sand for the six months ended June 30, 2015.  Contribution margin was $2.20 per ton for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared to $25.18 per ton for the six months ended June 30, 2015.

Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

In June 2016, the Partnership completed a public offering of 5,175,000 common units, including the 30-day option, representing limited partnership interests in the Partnership for gross proceeds of approximately $53.3 million.  Upon receipt of the proceeds, the Partnership paid off the outstanding balance of $52.5 million under its revolving credit facility.  As of June 30, 2016, the Partnership had $195.2 million of long-term debt outstanding compared to $248.6 million as of March 31, 2016.  Following the June 2016 public offering and together with the April 2016 public offering, the Partnership raised an aggregate total of $101.2 million in net proceeds from the sale of 12.1 million common units in the second quarter of 2016.  As of July 26, 2016, Hi-Crush has more than $100 million in cash and available capacity under its revolving credit facility.

"With our two public equity offerings in the second quarter, we have significantly enhanced our capital position and flexibility, in-line with our previously communicated focus on balance sheet improvement," said Laura Fulton, Chief Financial Officer of Hi-Crush. "With over $100 million in liquidity, we have the resources needed in the recovery and to invest for the future."

The Partnership maintained its guidance for capital expenditures in the range of $15 to $20 million for the full year of 2016, of which $11.4 million was spent in the first six months of the year, primarily for the completion of distribution terminal facilities in Colorado and Texas.

Conference Call
On Tuesday, August 2, 2016, Hi-Crush will hold a conference call for investors at 7:30 a.m. Central Time (8:30 a.m. Eastern Time) to discuss Hi-Crush's second quarter 2016 results. Hosting the call will be Robert E. Rasmus, Chief Executive Officer and Laura C. Fulton, Chief Financial Officer.  The call can be accessed live over the telephone by dialing (877) 407-0789, or for international callers, (201) 689-8562. A replay will be available shortly after the call and can be accessed by dialing (877) 870-5176, or for international callers (858) 384-5517.  The passcode for the replay is 13641985. The replay will be available until August 18, 2016. 

Interested parties may also listen to a simultaneous webcast of the conference call by logging onto Hi-Crush's website at www.hicrushpartners.com under the Investors Relations-Event Calendar and Presentations section. A replay of the webcast will also be available for approximately 30 days following the call.  The slide presentation to be referenced on the call will also be on Hi-Crush's website at www.hicrushpartners.com under the Investors Relations-Event Calendar and Presentations section.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures
This news release and the accompanying schedules include the non-GAAP financial measure of EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow, adjusted earnings per limited partner unit and contribution margin, which may be used periodically by management when discussing our financial results with investors and analysts.  The accompanying schedules of this news release provide reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to their most directly comparable financial measures calculated and presented in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America ("GAAP").

We define EBITDA as net income plus depreciation, depletion and amortization and interest expense, net of interest income.  We define Adjusted EBITDA as EBITDA, adjusted for any non-cash impairments of long-lived assets and goodwill.  We define distributable cash flow as Adjusted EBITDA less cash paid for interest expense, income attributable to non-controlling interests and maintenance and replacement capital expenditures, including accrual for reserve replacement, plus accretion of asset retirement obligations and non-cash unit-based compensation.  We use distributable cash flow as a performance metric to compare cash generating performance of the Partnership from period to period and to compare the cash generating performance for specific periods to the cash distributions (if any) that are expected to be paid to our unitholders.  Distributable cash flow will not reflect changes in working capital balances.  We define adjusted earnings per limited partner unit as earnings per limited partner unit, adjusted for the impact of non-recurring items.

We use contribution margin, which we define as total revenues less costs of goods sold excluding depreciation, depletion and amortization, to measure our financial and operating performance.  Contribution margin excludes other operating expenses and income, including costs not directly associated with the operations of our business such as accounting, human resources, information technology, legal, sales and other administrative activities.

EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA, distributable cash flow, adjusted earnings per limited partner unit and contribution margin are presented as management believes the data provides a measure of operating performance that is unaffected by historical cost basis and provides additional information and metrics relative to the performance of our business.

About Hi-Crush
Hi-Crush is an integrated producer, transporter, marketer and distributor of high-quality monocrystalline sand, a specialized mineral that is used as a proppant to enhance the recovery rates of hydrocarbons from oil and natural gas wells.  Our reserves, which are located in Wisconsin, consist of "Northern White" sand, a resource that exists predominately in Wisconsin and limited portions of the upper Midwest region of the United States.  Hi-Crush owns and operates the largest distribution network in the Marcellus and Utica shales, and has distribution capabilities throughout North America. For more information, visit
www.hicrushpartners.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
Some of the information in 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 (the "Exchange Act").  Forward-looking statements give our current expectations, and contain projections of results of operations or of financial condition, or forecasts of future events. Words such as "may," "assume," "forecast," "position," "predict," "strategy," "expect," "intend," "plan," "estimate," "anticipate," "could," "believe," "project," "budget," "potential," or "continue," and similar expressions are used to identify forward-looking statements. They can be affected by assumptions used or by known or unknown risks or uncertainties. Consequently, no forward-looking statements can be guaranteed. When considering these forward-looking statements, you should keep in mind the risk factors and other cautionary statements in Hi-Crush's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), including those described under 1A of Hi-Crush's Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015 and any subsequently filed 10-Q. Actual results may vary materially. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. You should also understand that it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors and should not consider the risk factors in our reports filed with the SEC or the following list to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from the results contemplated by such forward looking statements include: the volume of frac sand we are able to sell; the price at which we are able to sell frac sand; the outcome of any litigation, claims or assessments, including unasserted claims; changes in the price and availability of natural gas or electricity; changes in prevailing economic conditions; and difficulty collecting receivables. All forward-looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by the foregoing cautionary statements. Hi-Crush's forward-looking statements speak only as of the date made and Hi-Crush undertakes no obligation to update or revise its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Investor contact:
Investor Relations
ir@hicrushpartners.com
(713) 980-6270

Marc Silverberg, ICR Inc.
marc.silverberg@icrinc.com
(646) 277-1293


Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except per unit amounts)

  Three Months Ended
  June 30,
  2016   2015
Revenues $ 38,429     $ 83,958  
Cost of goods sold (including depreciation, depletion and amortization) 39,889     63,698  
Gross profit (loss) (1,460 )   20,260  
Operating costs and expenses:      
General and administrative expenses 5,346     5,749  
Impairments and other expenses 102     -  
Accretion of asset retirement obligations 89     84  
Income (loss) from operations (6,997 )   14,427  
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense (3,914 )   (2,979 )
Net income (loss) (10,911 )   11,448  
Loss attributable to non-controlling interest 20     2  
Net income (loss) attributable to Hi-Crush Partners LP $ (10,891 )   $ 11,450  
Earnings (loss) per limited partner unit:      
Basic $ (0.26 )   $ 0.31  
Diluted $ (0.26 )   $ 0.31  


Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations
(Amounts in thousands, except per unit amounts)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2016   2015
Revenues $ 90,577     $ 186,069  
Cost of goods sold (including depreciation, depletion and amortization) 92,569     132,337  
Gross profit (loss) (1,992 )   53,732  
Operating costs and expenses:      
General and administrative expenses 18,949     11,967  
Impairments and other expenses 33,849     -  
Accretion of asset retirement obligations 177     167  
Income (loss) from operations (54,967 )   41,598  
Other income (expense):      
Interest expense (7,461 )   (6,296 )
Net income (loss) (62,428 )   35,302  
(Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest 43     (167 )
Net income (loss) attributable to Hi-Crush Partners LP $ (62,385 )   $ 35,135  
Earnings (loss) per limited partner unit:      
Basic $ (1.57 )   $ 0.92  
Diluted $ (1.57 )   $ 0.91  


Unaudited EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow
(Amounts in thousands)

  Three Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,
  2016   2015   2016
Reconciliation of distributable cash flow to net income (loss):          
Net income (loss) $ (10,911 )   $ 11,448     $ (51,517 )
Depreciation and depletion expense 3,134     4,035     2,853  
Amortization expense 421     733     420  
Interest expense 3,914     2,979     3,547  
EBITDA (3,442 )   19,195     (44,697 )
Non-cash impairment of goodwill -     -     33,745  
Adjusted EBITDA (3,442 )   19,195     (10,952 )
Less: Cash interest paid (3,187 )   (2,564 )   (3,153 )
Less: Loss attributable to non-controlling interest 20     2     23  
Less: Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures, including accrual for reserve replacement (a) (655 )   (1,120 )   (763 )
Add: Accretion of asset retirement obligations 89     84     88  
Add: Unit-based compensation 930     1,053     930  
Distributable cash flow (6,245 )   16,650     (13,827 )
Less: Distributable cash flow attributable to holders of incentive distribution rights -     -     -  
Distributable cash flow attributable to limited partner unitholders $ (6,245 )   $ 16,650     $ (13,827 )
  1. Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures, including accrual for reserve replacement, were determined based on an estimated reserve replacement cost of $1.35 per ton produced and delivered during the period. Such expenditures include those associated with the replacement of equipment and sand reserves, to the extent that such expenditures are made to maintain our long-term operating capacity. The amount presented does not represent an actual reserve account or requirement to spend the capital.

Unaudited EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA and Distributable Cash Flow
(Amounts in thousands)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2016   2015
Reconciliation of distributable cash flow to net income (loss):      
Net income (loss) $ (62,428 )   $ 35,302  
Depreciation and depletion expense 5,987     5,712  
Amortization expense 841     1,466  
Interest expense 7,461     6,296  
EBITDA (48,139 )   48,776  
Non-cash impairment of goodwill 33,745     -  
Adjusted EBITDA (14,394 )   48,776  
Less: Cash interest paid (6,340 )   (5,469 )
Less: (Income) loss attributable to non-controlling interest 43     (167 )
Less: Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures, including accrual for reserve replacement (a) (1,418 )   (2,379 )
Add: Accretion of asset retirement obligations 177     167  
Add: Unit-based compensation 1,860     1,937  
Distributable cash flow (20,072 )   42,865  
Less: Distributable cash flow attributable to holders of incentive distribution rights -     (1,311 )
Distributable cash flow attributable to limited partner unitholders $ (20,072 )   $ 41,554  
  1. Maintenance and replacement capital expenditures, including accrual for reserve replacement, were determined based on an estimated reserve replacement cost of $1.35 per ton produced and delivered during the period. Such expenditures include those associated with the replacement of equipment and sand reserves, to the extent that such expenditures are made to maintain our long-term operating capacity. The amount presented does not represent an actual reserve account or requirement to spend the capital.

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Cash Flow Information
(Amounts in thousands)

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2016   2015
Operating activities $ (5,004 )   $ 58,027  
Investing activities (11,377 )   (39,633 )
Financing activities 45,624     (16,117 )
Net increase in cash $ 29,243     $ 2,277  


Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
(Amounts in thousands, except unit amounts)

  June 30,   December 31,
  2016   2015
Assets      
Current assets:      
Cash $ 39,657     $ 10,414  
Accounts receivable, net 23,775     41,477  
Inventories 23,788     27,971  
Prepaid expenses and other current assets 6,813     4,504  
Total current assets 94,033     84,366  
Property, plant and equipment, net 282,215     276,455  
Goodwill and intangible assets, net 10,938     45,524  
Other assets 7,373     8,930  
Total assets $ 394,559     $ 415,275  
Liabilities, Equity and Partners' Capital      
Current liabilities:      
Accounts payable $ 7,622     $ 11,059  
Accrued and other current liabilities 3,344     6,340  
Due to sponsor 916     1,325  
Current portion of long-term debt 2,917     3,258  
Total current liabilities 14,799     21,982  
Long-term debt 192,240     246,783  
Asset retirement obligations 7,243     7,066  
Total liabilities 214,282     275,831  
Commitments and contingencies      
Equity and partners' capital:      
General partner interest -     -  
Limited partners interest, 49,139,227 and 36,959,970 units outstanding, respectively 177,696     136,820  
Total partners' capital 177,696     136,820  
Non-controlling interest 2,581     2,624  
Total equity and partners' capital 180,277     139,444  
Total liabilities, equity and partners' capital $ 394,559     $ 415,275  


Unaudited Per Ton Operating Activity

  Three Months Ended
  June 30,   March 31,
  2016   2015   2016
Sand sold (in tons) 849,263     1,190,156     962,998  
Sand produced and delivered (in tons) 485,740     829,813     565,182  
Contribution margin ($ in thousands) $ 1,674     $ 24,605     $ 2,318  
Contribution margin per ton $ 1.97     $ 20.67     $ 2.41  

  Six Months Ended
  June 30,
  2016   2015
Sand sold (in tons) 1,812,261     2,385,499  
Sand produced and delivered (in tons) 1,050,922     1,762,568  
Contribution margin ($ in thousands) $ 3,992     $ 60,064  
Contribution margin per ton $ 2.20     $ 25.18  


Unaudited Net Loss per Limited Partner Unit
(Amounts in thousands, except units and per unit amounts)

  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
  June 30,   June 30,
Weighted average limited partner units outstanding: 2016   2015   2016   2015
Basic 42,254,647     36,958,770     39,644,857     36,958,525  
Diluted 42,254,647     37,200,774     39,644,857     37,200,529  

Reconciliation of net loss and the assumed allocation of net loss under the two-class method for purposes of computing loss per limited partner unit:

  Three Months Ended June 30, 2016
  General Partner and IDRs   Limited Partner Units   Total
Declared distribution $ -     $ -     $ -  
Assumed allocation of distributions in excess of loss -     (10,891 )   (10,891 )
Assumed allocation of net loss $ -     $ (10,891 )   $ (10,891 )
           
Loss per limited partner unit - basic     $ (0.26 )    
Loss per limited partner unit - diluted     $ (0.26 )    

  Six Months Ended June 30, 2016
  General Partner and IDRs   Limited Partner Units   Total
Declared distribution $ -     $ -     $ -  
Assumed allocation of distributions in excess of loss -     (62,385 )   (62,385 )
Assumed allocation of net loss $ -     $ (62,385 )   $ (62,385 )
           
Loss per limited partner unit - basic     $ (1.57 )    
Loss per limited partner unit - diluted     $ (1.57 )    

Reconciliation of adjusted loss per limited partner unit to the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure:

  June 30, 2016
  Three Months Ended   Six Months Ended
Net loss attributable to Hi-Crush Partners LP $ (10,891 )   $ (62,385 )
Add: Impairments and other expenses 102     33,849  
Adjusted net loss attributable to Hi-Crush Partners LP $ (10,789 )   $ (28,536 )
       
Adjusted loss per limited partner unit - basic $ (0.26 )   $ (0.72 )
Adjusted loss per limited partner unit - diluted $ (0.26 )   $ (0.72 )

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