Net Income per Common Unit
|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Earnings Per Share [Abstract]|
|Net Income per Common Unit||NET INCOME PER COMMON UNIT
Net income per common unit for a given period is based on the distributions that will be made to the unitholders with respect to the period plus an allocation of undistributed net income based on provisions of the partnership agreement, divided by the weighted average number of common units outstanding. Distributions paid by us are presented on the Consolidated Statements of Partners’ Equity. On October 28, 2019, we declared a $0.62 distribution per common unit and subordinated unit and the related distribution to our general partner and IDR holders to be paid on November 14, 2019 to unitholders of record as of November 7, 2019 for the period from July 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019.
The two-class method dictates that net income for a period be reduced by the amount of available cash that will be distributed with respect to that period and that any residual amount representing undistributed net income be allocated to common unitholders and other participating unitholders to the extent that each unit may share in net income as if all of the net income for the period had been distributed in accordance with the partnership agreement. Undistributed income is allocated to participating securities based on the distribution waterfall for available cash specified in the partnership agreement. Undistributed losses (including those resulting from distributions in excess of net income) are allocated to common units and other participating securities on a pro rata basis based on provisions of the partnership agreement. Distributions are treated as distributed earnings in the computation of earnings per common unit even though cash distributions are not necessarily derived from current or prior period earnings.
The following table provides a reconciliation of net income and the allocation of net income to the common units, the subordinated units, the general partner units and IDRs for purposes of computing basic and diluted net income per unit (in millions, except per unit data).
Earnings per unit in the table may not recalculate exactly due to rounding because it is calculated based on whole numbers, not the rounded numbers presented.
The entire disclosure for earnings per share.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef