Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Second Quarter 2013 Results

Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Second Quarter 2013 Results

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
Earnings of $6,860 million decreased $9,050 million or 57% from the second quarter of 2012 reflecting the absence of a prior year net gain of $7.5 billion associated with divestments and tax-related items.
• Earnings per share (assuming dilution) were $1.55, a decrease of 55%. Excluding prior year divestments and tax-related items, earnings per share were down 14%.
• Capital and exploration expenditures were $10.2 billion, up 10% from the second quarter of 2012, in line with anticipated spending plans.
• Oil-equivalent production decreased 1.9% from the second quarter of 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was essentially flat.
• Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $8.0 billion, which includes an unfavorable working capital impact of about $5 billion primarily related to the timing of tax payments and planned operational events. Proceeds associated with asset sales were $0.3 billion.
• Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding were $4 billion.
• Dividends per share of $0.63 increased 11% compared to the second quarter of 2012.
• As announced on April 27, 2013, production started from the Kearl oil sands project in Alberta, Canada. The initial phase is expected to produce 110,000 barrels per day, with the expansion project expected to double production capacity by late 2015.
• Rosneft and ExxonMobil announced the achievement of several milestones under their 2011 Strategic Cooperation Agreement, including the formation of joint ventures for the Kara Sea and Black Sea projects, and the establishment of foundations for joint ventures to explore seven other licenses in the Russian Arctic and to manage the joint West Siberia tight oil project. The companies have also agreed to move to the next planning phase for an LNG development in the Russian Far East.
• ExxonMobil recently announced expansions to increase premium base stocks production at the Baytown, Texas and Singapore refineries, with production expected to be available by early 2015. The projects will increase capacity by 30%, maintaining our position as one of the industry’s leading global suppliers of high-quality base stocks.
• ExxonMobil’s Singapore Chemical Plant began producing ethylene from the facility’s second world-scale steam cracker, more than doubling steam-cracking capacity at the site and significantly increasing specialties capacity. The new steam cracker improves feedstock flexibility and well positions the Singapore complex to serve growth markets in Asia Pacific.
EXXONMOBIL’S CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED:
“ExxonMobil’s second quarter results reflect continued strong operational performance and investments to meet growing demand for oil, natural gas and chemical products in the years ahead.
“Second quarter earnings were $6.9 billion, down 57% from the second quarter of 2012. Excluding the prior year net gain of $7.5 billion associated with divestments and tax-related items, earnings were down 19%. Weaker refining margins and volumes associated with planned refinery turnaround and maintenance activities negatively impacted Downstream earnings.
“Capital and exploration expenditures were $10.2 billion in the second quarter and $22 billion for the first six months of 2013, in line with anticipated spending plans.
“The Corporation distributed $6.8 billion to shareholders in the second quarter through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.”
Second Quarter 2013 vs. Second Quarter 2012
Upstream earnings were $6,305 million in the second quarter of 2013, down $2,053 million from the second quarter of 2012. Higher natural gas realizations, partially offset by lower liquids realizations, increased earnings by $90 million, while lower volumes reduced earnings by $70 million. All other items reduced earnings by about $2.1 billion, primarily reflecting the absence of a prior year gain in Angola and higher operating expenses, including reimbursement of past exploratory costs to Rosneft for the Black Sea and Kara Sea Joint Ventures.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 1.9% from the second quarter of 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was essentially flat.
Liquids production totaled 2,182 kbd (thousands of barrels per day), down 26 kbd from the second quarter of 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was flat, as field decline was offset by project ramp-up and lower downtime.
Second quarter natural gas production was 11,354 mcfd (millions of cubic feet per day), down 307 mcfd from 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes and divestments, natural gas production was flat, as field decline was offset by higher demand, lower downtime and project ramp-up.
Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $1,096 million, $418 million higher than the second quarter of 2012. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $5,209 million, down $2,471 million from the prior year.
Downstream earnings were $396 million, down $6,250 million from the second quarter of 2012, due primarily to the absence of the $5.3 billion gain associated with the Japan restructuring. Weaker margins, mainly in refining, decreased earnings by $510 million. Volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $370 million, due primarily to higher planned maintenance. All other items, primarily higher expenses, decreased earnings by $70 million.
Petroleum product sales of 5,765 kbd were 406 kbd lower than last year’s second quarter reflecting the Japan restructuring and other divestment-related impacts.
Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $248 million, down $586 million from the second quarter of 2012. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $148 million were $5,664 million lower than last year.
Chemical earnings of $756 million were $693 million lower than the second quarter of 2012. The absence of the gain associated with the Japan restructuring decreased earnings by $630 million. Lower specialties margins decreased earnings by $100 million. Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $120 million. All other items, including higher operating expenses, decreased earnings by $80 million. Second quarter prime product sales of 5,831 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 141 kt lower than last year’s second quarter.
Corporate and financing expenses of $597 million were relatively flat with the second quarter of 2012.
During the second quarter of 2013, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 45 million shares of its common stock for the treasury to reduce the number of shares outstanding at a cost of $4.0 billion. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding are currently anticipated to equal $3 billion in the third quarter of 2013. Purchases may be made in both the open market and through negotiated transactions, and may be increased, decreased or discontinued at any time without prior notice.
First Half 2013 vs. First Half 2012
Earnings of $16,360 million decreased $9,000 million from 2012. Earnings per share decreased 32% to $3.67.
FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS
• Earnings were $16,360 million, down $9,000 million or 35% from the first half of 2012. Lower net gains from divestments impacted earnings by $8.8 billion.
• Earnings per share decreased 32% to $3.67. Excluding net gains from divestments, earnings per share increased 4%.
• Oil-equivalent production was down 2.7% from 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 0.9%.
• Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $21.9 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $0.7 billion.
• The Corporation distributed over $14 billion to shareholders in the first half of 2013 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
• Capital and exploration expenditures were $22 billion, up 21% from the first half of 2012, in line with anticipated spending plans.
Upstream earnings were $13,342 million, down $2,818 million from the first half of 2012. Lower liquids realizations, partially offset by higher gas realizations, reduced earnings by $140 million. Lower sales volumes decreased earnings by $340 million. All other items, including lower net gains on asset sales, mainly in Angola, and higher expenses, reduced earnings by $2.3 billion.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production was down 2.7% compared to the same period in 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 0.9%.
Liquids production of 2,188 kbd decreased 23 kbd compared with 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was down 0.9%, as field decline was partly offset by project ramp-up and lower downtime.
Natural gas production of 12,278 mcfd decreased 571 mcfd from 2012. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes and divestments, natural gas production was down 0.9%, with field decline partly offset by higher demand, lower downtime and project ramp-up.
Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations for 2013 were $1,955 million, up $267 million from 2012. Earnings outside the U.S. were $11,387 million, down $3,085 million from the prior year.
Downstream earnings of $1,941 million decreased $6,291 million from 2012 driven by the absence of the $5.3 billion gain associated with the Japan restructuring. Higher margins increased earnings by $230 million, while volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $640 million. All other items, including higher operating expenses and lower divestments, decreased earnings by $580 million. Petroleum product sales of 5,760 kbd decreased 483 kbd from 2012.
U.S. Downstream earnings were $1,287 million, down $150 million from 2012. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $654 million, a decrease of $6,141 million from last year.
Chemical earnings of $1,893 million were $257 million lower than 2012. The absence of the gain associated with the Japan restructuring decreased earnings by $630 million. Higher margins increased earnings by $210 million, while volume and mix effects increased earnings by $130 million. All other items increased earnings by $30 million. Prime product sales of 11,741 kt were down 568 kt from 2012.
Corporate and financing expenses were $816 million in the first half of 2013, down $366 million from 2012, as favorable tax impacts were partially offset by the absence of the Japan restructuring impact.
Gross share purchases through the first half of 2013 were $9.7 billion, reducing shares outstanding by 108 million shares.
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