KMR-2012.9.30-10Q

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

F O R M 10-Q
 
[X]
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2012

or

[  ]
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from _____________to_____________

Commission file number 1-16459

KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware
  
76-0669886
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
  
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)

500 Dallas Street, Suite 1000, Houston, Texas 77002
(Address of principal executive offices) (zip code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: 713-369-9000


Indicate by check mark whether the registrant: (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.  Yes þ No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Website, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes þ No o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.  Large accelerated filer þ  Accelerated filer o  Non-accelerated filer o (Do not check if a smaller reporting company)  Smaller reporting company o
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).  Yes o  No þ
 
The number of shares outstanding for each of the registrant’s classes of common equity, as of October 26, 2012 was two voting shares and 113,276,123 listed shares.


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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
TABLE OF CONTENTS


  
 
Page
Number
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements                                                                                                 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
Mine Safety Disclosures.                                                                                                         
  
 
 
  
 
 
  
 
 
 
 


 

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PART I - FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Financial Statements.
 
KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME
(In millions except per share amounts)
(Unaudited)
 
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Equity in loss of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
$
(9
)
 
$
(25
)
 
$
(94
)
 
$
(30
)
Income tax benefit
(6
)
 
(10
)
 
(31
)
 
(12
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(3
)
 
$
(15
)
 
$
(63
)
 
$
(18
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Loss per share
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic and diluted
$
(0.03
)
 
$
(0.16
)
 
$
(0.61
)
 
$
(0.19
)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Number of shares used in computing loss per share
 

 
 

 
 

 
 

Basic and diluted
107

 
96

 
103

 
94


KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME
(In millions)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Net loss
$
(3
)
 
$
(15
)
 
$
(63
)
 
$
(18
)
Other comprehensive (loss) income, net of tax
 

 
 

 
 
 
 

Change in fair value of derivatives utilized for hedging purposes (net of tax (benefit) expense of $(5), $22, $6 and $17, respectively)
(9
)
 
40

 
11

 
30

Reclassification of change in fair value of derivatives to net income (net of tax expense of $-, $3, $1 and $11, respectively)
(1
)
 
5

 
1

 
19

Foreign currency translation adjustments (net of tax expense (benefit) of $4, $(10), $4 and $(6), respectively)
7

 
(17
)
 
7

 
(11
)
Adjustments to pension and other postretirement benefit plan liabilities (net of tax benefit of $-, $-, $- and $1, respectively)

 

 

 
(1
)
Total other comprehensive (loss) income
(3
)
 
28

 
19

 
37

Comprehensive (loss) income
$
(6
)
 
$
13

 
$
(44
)
 
$
19

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.


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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(In millions except shares)
 
 
September 30,
2012
 
December 31,
2011
 
(Unaudited)
 
 
ASSETS
 
 
 
Current assets
 
 
 
Accounts receivable, related party
$
13

 
$
10

Total current assets
13

 
10

 
 
 
 
Investment in Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
3,386

 
2,722

Deferred income taxes
36

 

 
 
 
 
Total Assets
$
3,435

 
$
2,732

 
 
 
 
LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
 

 
 

 
 
 
 
Current liabilities
 

 
 

Accounts payable
$
5

 
$
3

Accrued other current liabilities
8

 
7

Total current liabilities
13

 
10

 
 
 
 
Deferred income taxes

 
218

 
 
 
 
Shareholders’ Equity
 

 
 

Voting shares - unlimited authorized; 2 voting shares issued and outstanding

 

Listed shares - unlimited authorized; 113,276,123 and 98,509,387 listed shares issued and outstanding, respectively
5,069

 
3,760

Retained deficit
(1,666
)
 
(1,256
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income
19

 

Total Shareholders’ Equity
3,422

 
2,504

 
 
 
 
Total Liabilities and Shareholders’ Equity
$
3,435

 
$
2,732

 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(In millions)
(Unaudited)

 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2012
 
2011
Cash Flows From Operating Activities
 
 
 
Net loss
$
(63
)
 
$
(18
)
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash flows from operating 
   activities
 

 
 

Deferred income taxes
(31
)
 
(12
)
Equity in loss of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
94

 
30

Changes in components of working capital
 

 
 

Accounts receivable, related party
(3
)
 
(4
)
Accounts payable
2

 

Accrued other current liabilities
1

 
4

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

 

 
 
 
 
Cash Flows From Investing Activities
 

 
 

Purchase of i-units of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P.
(727
)
 

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities
(727
)
 

 
 
 
 
Cash Flows From Financing Activities
 

 
 

Shares issued
727

 

Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities
727

 

 
 
 
 
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, beginning of period

 

Cash and Cash Equivalents, end of period
$

 
$


 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these consolidated financial statements.

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KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC AND SUBSIDIARY
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Unaudited)
 
1.  General
 
Organization
 
Kinder Morgan Management, LLC is a publicly traded Delaware limited liability company that was formed on February 14, 2001.  Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which Kinder Morgan, Inc. indirectly owns all of the outstanding common equity, is the general partner of Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P. (KMP) and owns all of our voting shares.  Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., pursuant to a delegation of control agreement among us, Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. and KMP, has delegated to us, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.  We are a limited partner in KMP through our ownership of its i-units, and manage and control its business and affairs pursuant to the delegation of control agreement.  Our success is dependent upon our operation and management of KMP and its resulting performance.  See Note 6 for summarized income statement information for KMP.  Unless the context requires otherwise, references to “we,” “us,” “our,” or the “Company” are intended to mean Kinder Morgan Management, LLC and its consolidated subsidiary, Kinder Morgan Services LLC.
 
On February 16, 2011, Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI) completed an initial public offering of its common stock.  Prior to the closing of the initial public offering, its outstanding units were converted into shares of its capital stock.  All of the common stock that was sold in the offering was sold by its existing investors consisting of funds advised by or affiliated with Goldman Sachs & Co., Highstar Capital LP, The Carlyle Group and Riverstone Holdings LLC. No members of management sold shares in the offering, and KMI did not receive any proceeds from the offering.
 
Effective on May 25, 2012, KMI completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of El Paso Corporation, referred to as “EP.” EP owns one of North America's largest interstate natural gas pipeline systems and an emerging midstream business. EP also owns a 43.5% (currently 41%) limited partner interest and the 2% general partner interest in El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P., referred to as “EPB.” The combined enterprise, including the associated master limited partnerships, KMP and EPB, owns an interest in or operates more than 75,000 miles of pipeline and 180 terminals and represents the largest natural gas pipeline network in the United States, the largest independent transporter of petroleum products in the United States, the largest transporter of CO2 in the United States, the second largest oil producer in Texas and the largest independent terminal owner/operator in the United States.

On May 1, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted to accept a proposed settlement order regarding KMI's acquisition of EP.  The FTC also granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, allowing the companies to close the transaction.  The settlement order requires KMI to divest certain assets currently held by KMP to an FTC-approved buyer within 180 days from the date that KMI consummates the EP acquisition. As previously announced, the assets included in this disposal group are KMP's (i) Kinder Morgan Interstate Gas Transmission natural gas pipeline system; (ii) Trailblazer natural gas pipeline system; (iii) Casper and Douglas natural gas processing operations; and (iv) 50% equity investment in the Rockies Express natural gas pipeline system. In this report, we refer to this combined group of assets as KMP's FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group. Under the settlement order, the assets of KMP's FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group will be held separate from KMI and KMP's other businesses until the divestiture is completed. Prior to KMI's announcement, KMP included each of the assets in its Natural Gas Pipelines business segment. Because this combined group of assets, including KMP's equity investment in Rockies Express, has its own operations and cash flows, KMP now reports this FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group as a business held for sale and financial results of these assets are summarized as (loss) income from discontinued operations for all periods presented in Note 6.
Effective August 1, 2012, KMP acquired the full ownership interest in the Tennessee Gas natural gas pipeline system and a 50% ownership interest in the El Paso Natural Gas pipeline system from KMI for an aggregate consideration of approximately $6.2 billion. In this report, we refer to KMP's acquisition of assets from KMI as the drop-down transaction and we refer to the combined group of assets acquired from KMI as the drop-down asset group. KMI sold the drop-down asset group to KMP in order to replace the FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group that it will divest. KMI expects the divestiture of the FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group to close in November of this year. Also, see Note 4 below.
KMI acquired the drop-down asset group from EP on May 25, 2012 (discussed above). Pursuant to current accounting principles in conformity with the Codification, KMI accounted for its acquisition of the drop-down asset group under the purchase accounting method, and KMP accounted for the drop-down transaction as a transfer of net assets between entities

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under common control. Accordingly, the KMP information in Note 6 has been prepared to reflect the transfer of net assets from KMI to KMP as if such transfer had taken place on May 25, 2012. Specifically, KMP (i) recognized the acquired assets and assumed liabilities at KMI's carrying value as of its acquisition date, May 25, 2012 (including all of KMI's purchase accounting adjustments); (ii) recognized any difference between its purchase price and the carrying value of the net assets it acquired as an adjustment to its Partners' Capital (specifically, as an adjustment to its general partner's capital interests); and (iii) retrospectively adjusted its consolidated financial statements, for any date after KMI's May 25, 2012 acquisition date, to reflect its results on a consolidated combined basis with the results of the drop-down asset group as of or at the beginning of the respective period.
Additionally, because KMI both controls KMP and consolidates KMP's financial statements into its consolidated financial statements as a result of its ownership of KMP's general partner, KMP fully allocated the earnings of the drop-down asset group for the period beginning May 25, 2012 and ending August 1, 2012 to its general partner and this amount is reported separately as “Pre-acquisition income from operations of drop-down asset group allocated to General Partner" in Note 6 for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012. For all periods beginning after KMP's acquisition date of August 1, 2012, KMP allocated its earnings (including the earnings from the asset drop-down group) to all of its partners according to its Amended and Restated Agreements of Limited Partnership.
 We have prepared our accompanying unaudited consolidated financial statements under the rules and regulations of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  These rules and regulations conform to the accounting principles contained in the Financial Accounting Standards Board’s Accounting Standards Codification, the single source of generally accepted accounting principles in the United States of America (GAAP) and referred to in this report as the Codification. Under such rules and regulations, we have condensed or omitted certain information and notes normally included in financial statements prepared in conformity with the Codification.  We believe, however, that our disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.
The consolidated financial statements reflect normal adjustments, and also recurring adjustments that are, in the opinion of management, necessary for a fair statement of our financial results for the interim periods.  You should read these interim consolidated financial statements in conjunction with our consolidated financial statements and related notes included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (2011 Form 10-K), Exhibit 99.1 of our Report on Form 8-K dated May 3, 2012, KMP’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2011 (KMP 2011 Form 10-K), Exhibit 99.1 of KMP's Report on Form 8-K dated April 30, 2012 and KMP’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.
 
Accounting for Investments in KMP
 
We use the equity method of accounting for our investment in KMP, a publicly traded limited partnership, and its common units are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “KMP.” We record, in the period in which it is earned, our share of the earnings of KMP attributable to the i-units we own.  We receive distributions from KMP in the form of additional i-units, which increase the number of i-units we own.  We issue additional shares (or fractions thereof) to our existing shareholders in an amount equal to the additional i-units received from KMP.  At September 30, 2012, through our ownership of KMP i-units, we owned approximately 31.1% of all of KMP’s outstanding limited partner interests.
 
2.  Earnings per Share
 
Both basic and diluted earnings per share are computed based on the weighted-average number of shares outstanding during each period, adjusted for share splits.  There are no securities outstanding that may be converted into or exercised for shares.
 
3.  Share Distributions
 
Under the terms of our limited liability company agreement, except in connection with our liquidation, we do not pay distributions on our shares in cash but instead make distributions on our shares in additional shares or fractions of shares. At the same time KMP makes a distribution on its common units and i-units, we distribute on each of our shares that fraction of a share determined by dividing the amount of the cash distribution to be made by KMP on each common unit by the average closing market price of a share determined for the ten-trading day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to the ex-dividend date for our shares. The following table presents share distributions we have paid or declared in 2012.
 

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Share Distributions
 
 
Shares
Distributed Per
Outstanding
Share
 
Equivalent
Distribution
Value
Per Share(a)
 
Total Number
of Additional
Shares
Distributed
 
Distribution Date
 
 
 
 
 
 
February 14, 2012
0.014863
 
$1.16
 
1,464,145

 
May 15, 2012
0.016044
 
$1.20
 
1,603,975

 
August 14, 2012
0.015541
 
$1.23
 
1,578,616

 
  November 14, 2012 (b)
0.016263
 
$1.26
 
1,842,210

(c)
__________
(a)
This is the cash distribution paid to each common unit of KMP during the quarter indicated and is used to calculate our distribution of shares as discussed above. Because of this calculation, the market value of the shares distributed on the date of distribution may be less or more than the cash distribution per common unit of KMP.  
(b)
Distribution declared on October 17, 2012 and payable to shareholders of record as of October 31, 2012.  
(c)
Distribution determined by dividing $1.26, the cash amount to be distributed per KMP common unit by 77.478, the average of our shares’ closing market prices from October 15-26, 2012, the ten consecutive trading days preceding the date on which our shares began to trade ex-dividend under the rules of the New York Stock Exchange.

4. Capitalization

On August 13, 2012, we issued 8,800,000 shares, representing limited liability company interests, in a public offering at a price of $73.50 per share. At the time of the offering, we granted the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 1,320,000 shares from us on the same terms and conditions, and pursuant to this option, we issued an additional 1,320,000 shares on September 11, 2012 upon exercise of this option. We received $727 million, net of commissions and underwriting expenses, for the 10,120,000 shares issued. We used the net proceeds received from both offerings to buy additional i-units from KMP. KMP used the proceeds to pay a portion of the purchase price for the drop-down transaction. None of the shares from our offering were purchased by KMI.

As discussed above in Note 1, KMI completed a drop-down transaction with KMP during the third quarter of 2012. This transaction is treated as an intercompany transfer of assets between KMI (an affiliate and shareholder of the Company) and KMP. Our and KMI's accounting policy is to apply the look-through method of recording deferred taxes on the outside book tax basis difference in its investments without regard to nondeductible goodwill. The adjustment to our deferred tax liability as a result of the intercompany transaction, including the transfer of nondeductible goodwill to KMP, is reflected as an offset to our shareholders' equity.  Therefore, we have recorded a decrease to our deferred tax liability and offsetting increase to our shareholders' equity in the amount of $235 million.


5.   Business Activities and Related Party Transactions
 
We do not receive a fee for our services under the delegation of control agreement, nor do we receive any margin or profit when we are reimbursed for expenses incurred. We incurred, on behalf of KMP, approximately $73 million and $225 million of expenses during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively and approximately $72 million and $216 million of expenses during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively. The expense reimbursements by KMP to us are accounted for as a reduction to the expense incurred by us. At September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, $13 million and $10 million, respectively, primarily receivables from KMP, are recorded in the caption “Accounts receivable, related party” in the accompanying interim consolidated balance sheets.

One of our affiliates provides, and incurs expense with respect to, payroll services to KMP. These expenses are reimbursed by KMP at cost. These expenses totaled approximately $91 million and $303 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively and $105 million and $294 million during the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.
 
6.   Summarized Income Statement Information for KMP
 
Following is summarized income statement information for KMP (in millions).
 

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Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Revenues
$
2,336

 
$
2,111

 
$
6,135

 
$
5,966

Operating costs, expenses and other(a)(b)(c)
1,738

 
1,696

 
4,449

 
4,903

Operating income
$
598

 
$
415

 
$
1,686

 
$
1,063

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Loss) income from discontinued operations(d)
$
(131
)
 
$
55

 
$
(682
)
 
$
145

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income
$
383

 
$
216

 
$
737

 
$
789

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Net income attributable to KMP
$
379

 
$
215

 
$
725

 
$
783

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Partner’s interest in pre-acquisition income from operations of drop-down asset group
$
36

 
$

 
$
23

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Partner’s interest in income from continuing operations
$
367

 
$
298

 
$
1,024

 
$
870

General Partner’s interest in (loss) income from discontinued operations
$
(2
)
 
$

 
$
(7
)
 
$
1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limited Partners’ interest in income (loss) from continuing operations
$
106

 
$
(137
)
 
$
353

 
$
(230
)
Limited Partners’ interest in (loss) income from discontinued operations
$
(128
)
 
$
54

 
$
(668
)
 
$
142

____________
(a)
Three and nine month 2012 amounts include increases in expense of $9 million associated with rate case liability adjustments.
Three and nine month 2011 amounts include increases in expense of $69 million and $234 million, respectively, associated with rate case, leased rights-of-way, and other legal liability adjustments.
(b)
Three and nine month 2011 amounts include a $167 million loss from the remeasurement of KMP's previously held 50% equity interest in KinderHawk Field Services LLC to fair value.
(c)
Nine month 2011 amount includes $87 million in expense associated with a one-time special cash bonus payment to non-senior management employees allocated to KMP from KMI; however, we and KMP do not have any obligation, nor did we or KMP pay any amounts related to this expense. 
(d)
Represents amounts attributable to KMP’s FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group. The three and nine month 2012 amounts include $178 million and $827 million losses, respectively, from both a remeasurement of net assets to fair value and estimated costs to sell those assets.

Notwithstanding the consolidation of KMP and its subsidiaries into KMI’s financial statements, except as explicitly disclosed, KMI is not liable for, and its assets are not available to satisfy, the obligations of KMP and/or its subsidiaries and vice versa. Responsibility for settlements of obligations reflected in KMI’s or KMP’s financial statements are a legal determination based on the entity that incurs the liability.
 
7.   Income Taxes
 
We are a limited liability company that has elected to be treated as a corporation for federal income tax purposes. Our income taxes consist solely of deferred income tax. Deferred income tax assets and liabilities are recognized for temporary differences between the basis of our assets and liabilities for financial and tax reporting purposes. We have excluded non-deductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP. Changes in tax legislation are included in the relevant computations in the period in which such changes are effective. Currently, our only such temporary difference results from our investment in KMP.
 
Income taxes included in our interim consolidated statements of income are as follows (in millions, except percentages):

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Three Months Ended
September 30,
 
Nine Months Ended
September 30,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
Income tax benefit
$
(6
)
 
$
(10
)
 
$
(31
)
 
$
(12
)
Effective tax rate
66.7
%
 
39.8
%
 
33.0
%
 
38.4
%

For the three months ended September 30, 2012, our effective tax rate was higher than the statutory federal rate of 35% primarily due to an increase in our share of non-deductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP and state income taxes. For the nine months ended September 30, 2012,  our effective tax rate was lower than the statutory federal rate of 35% primarily due to a decrease in our share of non-deductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP and the impact on deferred taxes of an increase in our state tax rate, partially offset by state income taxes.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, our effective tax rate was higher than the statutory federal rate of 35% primarily due to an increase in our share of non-deductible goodwill associated with our investment in KMP and state income taxes. 

Item 2.  Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
 
General
 
We are a publicly traded Delaware limited liability company, formed on February 14, 2001, that has elected to be treated as a corporation for federal income tax purposes. Our voting shares are owned by Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc., of which KMI owns all the outstanding common equity. Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. is the general partner of KMP.
 
Business
 
Kinder Morgan G.P., Inc. has delegated to us, to the fullest extent permitted under Delaware law and KMP’s limited partnership agreement, all of its rights and powers to manage and control the business and affairs of KMP, subject to the general partner’s right to approve specified actions.

 See Note 1 to our consolidated financial statements included elsewhere in this report regarding KMI's acquisition of EP and related pending sale of KMP's FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group, as well as the drop-down of assets to KMP.

In 2007, KMI completed a Going Private transaction. See Note 2 of our consolidated financial statements in our 2011 Form 10-K. This transaction is referred to in this report as “KMI's Going Private transaction.” At that time, the purchase price was “pushed-down” and allocated to the assets and liabilities of its subsidiaries, including us.
Financial Condition
 
As indicated by the accompanying interim consolidated balance sheets, there has been no material change in our financial condition during the current quarter.

Results of Operations
 
Our results of operations consist of the offsetting expenses and receipts associated with our managing and controlling the business and affairs of KMP and our equity in the earnings of KMP attributable to the i-units we own. At September 30, 2012, through our ownership of i-units, we owned approximately 31.1% of all of KMP’s outstanding limited partner interests. We use the equity method of accounting for our investment in KMP and record earnings as described below. Our percentage ownership in KMP changes over time upon the distribution of additional i-units to us or upon issuances of additional common units or other equity securities by KMP.
 
Our earnings, as reported in the accompanying interim consolidated statements of income, represent equity in earnings of KMP attributable to the i-units we own, reduced by a deferred income tax provision and adjusted for the purchase method of accounting push-down effect on us from KMI’s Going Private transaction. The deferred income tax provision is calculated based on the book/tax basis difference created by our recognition, under GAAP, of our share of the earnings of KMP. Our earnings per share (both basic and diluted) is our net income divided by our weighted-average number of outstanding shares during each period presented. There are no securities outstanding that may be converted into or exercised for our shares.
 

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Following is summarized income statement information and segment earnings contribution by business segment for KMP. This information should be read in conjunction with the KMP 2011 Form 10-K, Exhibit 99.1 of KMP's Report on Form 8-K dated April 30, 2012 and the KMP Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012.

KMP 
 
Three Months Ended
Nine Months Ended
 
September 30,
September 30,
 
2012
 
2011
 
2012
 
2011
 
(In millions)
Segment earnings before depreciation, depletion, amortization and amortization of excess cost of equity investments(a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Products Pipelines (b)
$
150

 
$
103

 
$
492

 
$
304

Natural Gas Pipelines (c)
405

 
18

 
877

 
319

CO2
327

 
295

 
988

 
823

Terminals
183

 
180

 
565

 
525

Kinder Morgan Canada
56

 
48

 
158

 
150

Total segment earnings before DD&A
1,121

 
644

 
3,080

 
2,121

Total segment depreciation, depletion and amortization
(292
)
 
(247
)
 
(796
)
 
(685
)
Total segment amortization of excess cost of investments
(1
)
 
(2
)
 
(5
)
 
(5
)
General and administrative expenses(d)
(131
)
 
(100
)
 
(379
)
 
(387
)
Unallocable interest expense, net of interest income
(181
)
 
(132
)
 
(474
)
 
(393
)
Unallocable income tax expense
(2
)
 
(2
)
 
(7
)
 
(7
)
Income from continuing operations
514

 
161

 
1,419

 
644

(Loss) income from discontinued operations(e)
(131
)
 
55

 
(682
)
 
145

Net income
383

 
216

 
737

 
789

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests
(4
)
 
(1
)
 
(12
)
 
(6
)
Net income attributable to KMP
$
379

 
$
215

 
$
725

 
$
783

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Partner’s interest in pre-acquisition income from operations of drop-down asset group
$
36

 
$

 
$
23

 
$

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
General Partner’s interest in income from continuing operations
$
367

 
$
298

 
$
1,024

 
$
870

General Partner’s interest in (loss) income from discontinued operations
$
(2
)
 
$

 
$
(7
)
 
$
1

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Limited Partners’ interest in income (loss) from continuing operations
$
106

 
$
(137
)
 
$
353

 
$
(230
)
Limited Partners’ interest in (loss) income from discontinued operations
$
(128
)
 
$
54

 
$
(668
)
 
$
142

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(a)
Includes revenues, earnings from equity investments, allocable interest income and other, net, less operating expenses, allocable income taxes and other expense (income).  
(b)
Three and nine month 2012 amounts include increases in expense of $9 million associated with rate case liability adjustments. Three and nine month 2011 amounts include increases in expense of $69 million and $234 million, respectively, associated with rate case, leased rights-of-way, and other legal liability adjustments.
(c)
Three and nine month 2011 amounts include a $167 million loss from the remeasurement of KMP's previously held 50% equity interest in KinderHawk Field Services LLC to fair value.
(d)
Nine month 2011 amount includes $87 million in expense associated with a one-time special cash bonus payment to non-senior management employees allocated to KMP from KMI; however, we and KMP do not have any obligation, nor did we or KMP pay any amounts related to this expense. 

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(e)
Represents amounts attributable to KMP’s FTC Natural Gas Pipelines disposal group.  The three and nine month 2012 amounts include $178 million and $827 million non-cash losses, respectively, from both a remeasurement of net assets to fair value and estimated costs to sell those assets.

For the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, KMP reported limited partners' interest in net loss of $(22) million and $(315) million, respectively, and of $(83) million and $(88) million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively. Our net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 was $(3) million and $(63) million, respectively, and $(15) million and $(18) million for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011, respectively.

Our net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 includes reductions of $34 million and $153 million, respectively, net of income tax, representing our share of KMP's losses from both a remeasurement of discontinued net assets to fair value and estimated costs to sell those assets of $178 million and $827 million, for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012, respectively, as discussed in footnote (e) to the table above.
Our net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 includes $12 million and $43 million, net of income tax, for our share of KMP's $69 million and $234 million increase in expense associated with rate case liability adjustments. Our net loss for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2011 also includes $30 million, net of income tax, for our share of KMP's $167 million loss from the remeasurement of its previously held 50% equity interest in KinderHawk to fair value. Additionally, our net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2011 includes a reduction of $15 million, net of income tax, representing our share of KMP's $87 million special bonus described in footnote (d) to the table above.

Liquidity and Capital Resources
 
Our authorized capital structure consists of two classes of interests: (1) our listed shares and (2) our voting shares, collectively referred to in this document as our “shares.” Additional classes of interests may be approved by our board and holders of a majority of our shares, excluding shares held by KMI and its affiliates. The number of our shares outstanding will at all times equal the number of i-units of KMP, all of which we own. Under the terms of our limited liability company agreement, except in connection with our liquidation, we do not pay distributions on our shares in cash but we make distributions on our shares in additional shares or fractions of shares. At the same time KMP makes a distribution on its common units and i-units, we distribute on each of our shares that fraction of a share determined by dividing the amount of the cash distribution to be made by KMP on each common unit by the average closing market price of a share determined for a ten-trading day period ending on the trading day immediately prior to the ex-dividend date for our shares. See Note 3 of the accompanying notes to consolidated financial statements for further discussion of our share distribution activity.
 
We expect that our expenditures associated with managing and controlling the business and affairs of KMP and the reimbursement for these expenditures received by us from KMP will continue to be equal. As stated above, the distributions we expect to receive on the i-units we own will be in the form of additional i-units. Therefore, we expect neither to generate nor to require significant amounts of cash in ongoing operations. We currently have no debt and have no plans to incur any debt. Any cash received from the sale of additional shares will immediately be used to purchase additional i-units. Accordingly, we do not anticipate any other sources or needs for additional liquidity.
 
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
 
None.
 
Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
 
This report includes forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are identified as any statement that does not relate strictly to historical or current facts. They use words such as “anticipate,” “believe,” “intend,” “plan,” “projection,” “forecast,” “strategy,” “position,” “continue,” “estimate,” “expect,” “may,” or the negative of those terms or other variations of them or comparable terminology. In particular, statements, express or implied, concerning future actions, conditions or events, future operating results or the ability to generate sales, income or cash flow, or to pay dividends or to make distributions are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of performance. They involve risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Future actions, conditions or events and future results of our operations and those of KMP may differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements. Please see “Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements” for KMP included in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. Many of the factors that will determine these results are beyond our ability to control or predict.
 

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See Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” and Part II, Item 7 "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations-Information Regarding Forward-Looking Statements" of our 2011 Form 10-K and Part II, Item 1A “Risk Factors” in this report for a more detailed description of factors that may affect the forward-looking statements. When considering forward-looking statements, one should keep in mind the risk factors described in our 2011 Form 10-K, this report, the KMP 2011 Form 10-K and the KMP Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2012. The risk factors could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in any forward-looking statement. We disclaim any obligation, other than as required by applicable law, to update any forward-looking statements to reflect future events or developments after the date of this report.

Item 3.  Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk.
 
The nature of our business and operations is such that no activities or transactions of the type requiring discussion under this item are conducted or entered into.
 
Item 4.  Controls and Procedures.
 
As of September 30, 2012, our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, has evaluated the effectiveness of the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures pursuant to Rule 13a-15(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. There are inherent limitations to the effectiveness of any system of disclosure controls and procedures, including the possibility of human error and the circumvention or overriding of the controls and procedures. Accordingly, even effective disclosure controls and procedures can only provide reasonable assurance of achieving their control objectives. Based upon and as of the date of the evaluation, our Chief Executive Officer and our Chief Financial Officer concluded that the design and operation of our disclosure controls and procedures were effective to provide reasonable assurance that information required to be disclosed in the reports we file and submit under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 is recorded, processed, summarized and reported as and when required, and is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, as appropriate, to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure. There has been no change in our internal control over financial reporting during the quarter ended September 30, 2012 that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal control over financial reporting.
 
PART II - OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.  Legal Proceedings.
 
We are not a party to any litigation.
 
Item 1A. Risk Factors.
 
Except as set forth below, there have been no material changes in or additions to the risk factors disclosed in Part I, Item 1A “Risk Factors” in our 2011 Form 10-K.

KMP's business, financial condition and operating results and our financial condition and operating results may be affected adversely by increased costs of capital or a reduction in the availability of credit.

Adverse changes to the availability, terms and cost of capital, interest rates or KMP's credit ratings could cause KMP's cost of doing business to increase by limiting its access to capital, limiting its ability to pursue acquisition opportunities and reducing its cash flows. KMP's credit ratings may be impacted by its leverage, liquidity, credit profile and potential transactions.  Also, continuing disruptions and volatility in the global financial markets may lead to an increase in interest rates or a contraction in credit availability impacting KMP's ability to finance its operations on favorable terms. A significant reduction in the availability of credit could materially and adversely affect KMP's business, financial condition and results of operations and thus our financial condition and results of operations.

In addition, due to KMP's relationship with KMI, KMP's credit ratings, and thus its ability to access the capital markets and the terms and pricing it receives therein, may be adversely affected by any impairments to KMI's financial condition or adverse changes in its credit ratings. Similarly, any reduction in KMP's credit ratings could negatively impact the credit ratings of its subsidiaries, which could increase their cost of capital and negatively affect their business and operating results. Although the ratings from credit agencies are not recommendations to buy, sell or hold KMP's securities, KMP's credit ratings will generally affect the market value of its debt instruments, as well as the market value of its common units.


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Item 2.  Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities and Use of Proceeds.
 
None.
 
Item 3.  Defaults Upon Senior Securities.
 
None.
 
Item 4.  Mine Safety Disclosures.
 
None.
 
Item 5.  Other Information.
 
None.

Item 6.  Exhibits.
 
 
 31.1 —
Certification by CEO pursuant to Rule 13a-14 or 15d-14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 31.2 —
Certification by CFO pursuant to Rule 13a-14 or 15d-14 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as adopted pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 32.1 —
Certification by CEO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
 32.2 —
Certification by CFO pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.
 
  101 —
Interactive data files pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T: (i) our Consolidated Statements of Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011; (ii) our Consolidated Statements of Comprehensive Income for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011; (iii) our Consolidated Balance Sheets as of September 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011; (iv) our Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows for the nine months ended September 30, 2012 and 2011; and (v) the notes to our Consolidated Financial Statements.



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SIGNATURE
 
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
 
 
By:
KINDER MORGAN MANAGEMENT, LLC,
 
 
 
 
(registrant)
  
October 30, 2012
 
 
 
By:
 
/s/ Kimberly A. Dang
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kimberly A. Dang
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
(principal financial and accounting officer)


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