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Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Second Quarter 2013 Results

Source : BUSINESS_WIRE
Last Updated: Fri, Aug 02, 2013 13:50 hrs

Irving, Texas, United States:

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM):

Second Quarter First Half 2013 2012 % 2013 2012 %

Earnings

$ Millions 6,860 15,910 -57 16,360 25,360 -35 $ Per Common Share Assuming Dilution 1.55 3.41 -55 3.67 5.41 -32 Capital and Exploration Expenditures - $ Millions 10,244 9,339 10 22,019 18,173 21

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 $7.5billion 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 $22billion 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 HIGHLIGHTS

Earnings of $6,860million decreased $9,050 million or 57% from the second quarter of 2012 reflecting the absence of a prior year net gain of $7.5billion 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 $8.0billion, 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 $0.3billion. 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.

Second Quarter 2013 vs. Second Quarter 2012

Upstream earnings were $6,305million 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 $90million, while lower volumes reduced earnings by $70 million. All other items reduced earnings by about $2.1billion, 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 26kbd 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 307mcfd 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, $418million higher than the second quarter of 2012. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $5,209 million, down $2,471million from the prior year.

Downstream earnings were $396 million, down $6,250million 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 $510million. Volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $370 million, due primarily to higher planned maintenance. All other items, primarily higher expenses, decreased earnings by $70million.

Petroleum product sales of 5,765 kbd were 406kbd 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 $586million from the second quarter of 2012. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $148 million were $5,664million lower than last year.

Chemical earnings of $756 million were $693million 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 $100million. Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $120 million. All other items, including higher operating expenses, decreased earnings by $80million. Second quarter prime product sales of 5,831 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 141kt 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 45million 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 $3billion 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 $9,000million from 2012. Earnings per share decreased 32% to $3.67.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

Earnings were $16,360 million, down $9,000million 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 $21.9billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $0.7 billion. The Corporation distributed over $14billion 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 $13,342million, down $2,818 million from the first half of 2012. Lower liquids realizations, partially offset by higher gas realizations, reduced earnings by $140million. 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 $2.3billion.

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 23kbd 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 571mcfd 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 $267million from 2012. Earnings outside the U.S. were $11,387 million, down $3,085million from the prior year.

Downstream earnings of $1,941 million decreased $6,291million from 2012 driven by the absence of the $5.3 billion gain associated with the Japan restructuring. Higher margins increased earnings by $230million, while volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $640 million. All other items, including higher operating expenses and lower divestments, decreased earnings by $580million. Petroleum product sales of 5,760 kbd decreased 483kbd from 2012.

U.S. Downstream earnings were $1,287 million, down $150million from 2012. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $654 million, a decrease of $6,141million from last year.

Chemical earnings of $1,893 million were $257million lower than 2012. The absence of the gain associated with the Japan restructuring decreased earnings by $630 million. Higher margins increased earnings by $210million, while volume and mix effects increased earnings by $130 million. All other items increased earnings by $30million. Prime product sales of 11,741 kt were down 568kt from 2012.

Corporate and financing expenses were $816 million in the first half of 2013, down $366million 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 108million shares.

Estimates of key financial and operating data follow.

ExxonMobil will discuss financial and operating results and other matters on a webcast at 10 a.m. Central time on August 1, 2013. To listen to the event live or in archive, go to our website at exxonmobil.com.

Cautionary statement

Statements relating to future plans, projections, events or conditions are forward-looking statements. Actual results, including project plans, costs, timing, and capacities; capital and exploration expenditures; resource recoveries; and share purchase levels, could differ materially due to factors including: changes in oil or gas prices or other market or economic conditions affecting the oil and gas industry, including the scope and duration of economic recessions; the outcome of exploration and development efforts; changes in law or government regulation, including tax and environmental requirements; the outcome of commercial negotiations; changes in technical or operating conditions; and other factors discussed under the heading "Factors Affecting Future Results" in the “Investors” section of our website and in Item 1A of ExxonMobil's 2012 Form 10-K. We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date.

Frequently used terms

This press release includes cash flow from operations and asset sales, which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Because of the regular nature of our asset management and divestment program, we believe it is useful for investors to consider proceeds associated with the sales of subsidiaries, property, plant and equipment, and sales and returns of investments together with cash provided by operating activities when evaluating cash available for investment in the business and financing activities. A reconciliation to net cash provided by operating activities is shown in Attachment II. References to quantities of oil or natural gas may include amounts that we believe will ultimately be produced, but that are not yet classified as “proved reserves” under SEC definitions. Further information on ExxonMobil's frequently used financial and operating measures and other terms is contained under the heading "Frequently Used Terms" available through the “Investors” section of our website at exxonmobil.com.

Reference to Earnings

References to corporate earnings mean net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) from the consolidated income statement. Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings, Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Corporate and Financing segment earnings, and earnings per share are ExxonMobil's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.

The term “project” as used in this release can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.


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