Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Second Quarter 2014 Results

IRVING, Texas--()--Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM):

           
        Second Quarter     First Half
2014     2013 % 2014 2013 %

Earnings

$ Millions 8,780 6,860 28 17,880 16,360 9
$ Per Common Share
Assuming Dilution 2.05 1.55 32 4.15 3.67 13
 
Capital and Exploration
Expenditures - $ Millions 9,800 10,244 -4 18,236 22,019 -17
 

EXXONMOBIL CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED:

“ExxonMobil’s financial results were achieved through strong operational performance and portfolio management. We continue to enhance shareholder value by funding capital projects and delivering robust shareholder returns through dividends and share purchases.

“Upstream production for the year remains in line with plans and we continue to add volumes from our high-quality development portfolio through assets such as the Papua New Guinea LNG project, which started up ahead of schedule during the quarter.

“Second quarter 2014 earnings were $8.8 billion, up 28 percent from the second quarter of 2013, reflecting strong operations and asset divestments.

“Capital and exploration expenditures for the first half of 2014 were $18.2 billion, down 17 percent from the first half of 2013.

“Through the first half of 2014, the Corporation distributed $11.7 billion to shareholders through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.”

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earnings of $8,780 million increased $1,920 million or 28 percent from the second quarter of 2013.
  • Earnings per share (assuming dilution) were $2.05, an increase of 32 percent.
  • Capital and exploration expenditures were $9.8 billion, down 4 percent from the second quarter of 2013.
  • Oil-equivalent production decreased 5.7 percent from the second quarter of 2013. Excluding the impact of the expiry of the Abu Dhabi onshore concession, production decreased 2.3 percent.
  • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $12.8 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $2.6 billion.
  • The Corporation distributed $6 billion to shareholders in the second quarter of 2014, including $3 billion in share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
  • Dividends per share of $0.69 increased 9.5 percent compared with the second quarter of 2013.
  • ExxonMobil shipped the first cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Papua New Guinea (PNG) LNG project ahead of schedule. PNG LNG is expected to produce more than nine trillion cubic feet of gas over its estimated 30 years of operations and exemplifies ExxonMobil’s leadership in project execution, advanced technologies, and marketing capabilities.
  • Offshore Sakhalin Island in Russia, the 42,000-ton topsides of the Berkut platform were installed onto the gravity-based structure at the Arkutun-Dagi field. The platform will be the largest offshore oil and gas production platform in Russia, making the Sakhalin shelf a model of world-class oil and gas sub-arctic project development. Arkutun-Dagi is expected to start up late this year and add up to 90 thousand barrels per day of oil (gross) to Sakhalin-1 current production volumes.
  • Construction started on the ethane cracker at the Baytown, Texas, complex and associated premium product facilities in nearby Mont Belvieu. The steam cracker will have a capacity of up to 1.5 million tons per year and provide ethylene feedstock for chemical processing at two new 650,000 tons per year high-performance polyethylene lines at the Mont Belvieu plastics plant.

Second Quarter 2014 vs. Second Quarter 2013

Upstream earnings were $7,881 million in the second quarter of 2014, up $1,576 million from the second quarter of 2013. Higher realizations increased earnings by $580 million. Lower production volumes and sales timing impacts decreased earnings by $200 million. All other items, primarily asset management impacts in Hong Kong, increased earnings by $1.2 billion.

On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 5.7 percent from the second quarter of 2013. Excluding the impact of the expiry of the Abu Dhabi onshore concession, production decreased 2.3 percent.

Liquids production totaled 2,048 kbd (thousands of barrels per day), down 134 kbd from the second quarter of 2013. The Abu Dhabi onshore concession expiry reduced volumes by 142 kbd. Excluding this impact, liquids production was up slightly as project ramp-up and work programs more than offset field decline.

Second quarter natural gas production was 10,750 mcfd (millions of cubic feet per day), down 604 mcfd from 2013, primarily due to lower demand and field decline.

Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $1,193 million, $97 million higher than the second quarter of 2013. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $6,688 million, up $1,479 million from the prior year.

Downstream earnings were $711 million, up $315 million from the second quarter of 2013. Weaker refining margins decreased earnings by $330 million. Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $280 million. All other items, including asset management impacts and lower operating expenses, increased earnings by $370 million. Petroleum product sales of 5,841 kbd were 76 kbd higher than last year's second quarter.

Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $536 million, up $288 million from the second quarter of 2013. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $175 million were $27 million higher than last year.

Chemical earnings of $841 million were $85 million higher than the second quarter of 2013. Margins were flat as improved commodities were offset by weaker specialties. Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $60 million. Second quarter prime product sales of 6,139 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 308 kt higher than last year's second quarter, driven by increased Singapore production.

Corporate and financing expenses were $653 million for the second quarter of 2014, up $56 million from the second quarter of 2013.

During the second quarter of 2014, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 30 million shares of its common stock for the treasury to reduce the number of shares outstanding at a cost of $3 billion. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding are currently anticipated to equal $3 billion in the third quarter of 2014. 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 2014 vs. First Half 2013

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earnings were $17,880 million, up $1,520 million or 9 percent from the first half of 2013.
  • Earnings per share increased 13 percent to $4.15.
  • Oil-equivalent production decreased 5.6 percent from 2013. Excluding the impact of the expiry of the Abu Dhabi onshore concession, production decreased 2.6 percent.
  • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $29 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $3.7 billion.
  • The Corporation distributed $11.7 billion to shareholders in the first half of 2014 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
  • Capital and exploration expenditures were $18.2 billion, down 17 percent from the first half of 2013.

Earnings of $17,880 million increased $1,520 million from 2013. Earnings per share increased 13 percent to $4.15.

Upstream earnings were $15,664 million, up $2,322 million from the first half of 2013. Higher realizations increased earnings by $990 million. Production volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $190 million. All other items, primarily asset sales, increased earnings by $1.5 billion.

On an oil-equivalent basis, production was down 5.6 percent compared to the same period in 2013. Excluding the impact of the expiry of the Abu Dhabi onshore concession, production decreased 2.6 percent.

Liquids production of 2,098 kbd decreased 90 kbd compared to 2013. The Abu Dhabi onshore concession expiry reduced volumes by 130 kbd. Excluding this impact, liquids production was up 1.8 percent, driven by project ramp-up, work programs, and lower downtime.

Natural gas production of 11,380 mcfd decreased 898 mcfd from 2013, as field decline and lower demand in Europe were partially offset by project ramp-up, work programs, and lower downtime.

Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $2,437 million, up $482 million from 2013. Earnings outside the U.S. were $13,227 million, up $1,840 million from the prior year.

Downstream earnings of $1,524 million decreased $417 million from 2013. Lower margins, mainly refining, decreased earnings by $1.1 billion. Volume and mix effects increased earnings by $370 million. All other items, including lower operating expenses, increased earnings by $300 million. Petroleum product sales of 5,829 kbd increased 69 kbd from 2013.

U.S. Downstream earnings were $1,159 million, down $128 million from 2013. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $365 million, a decrease of $289 million from the prior year.

Chemical earnings of $1,888 million were $5 million lower than 2013. Lower margins decreased earnings by $160 million, while volume and mix effects increased earnings by $150 million. Prime product sales of 12,267 kt were up 526 kt from 2013, driven by increased Singapore production.

Corporate and financing expenses were $1,196 million in the first half of 2014, up $380 million from 2013, primarily due to unfavorable tax impacts.

Gross share purchases for the first half of 2014 were $6.9 billion, reducing shares outstanding by 70 million shares.

Estimates of key financial and operating data follow.

ExxonMobil will discuss financial and operating results and other matters during a webcast at 10 a.m. Central time on July 31, 2014. To listen to the event or access an archived replay, please visit www.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 2013 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.

         
Attachment I
                     
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

SECOND QUARTER 2014

(millions of dollars, unless noted)
Second Quarter First Half
2014 2013 2014 2013
Earnings / Earnings Per Share
 
Total revenues and other income 111,647 106,666 218,420 215,023
Total costs and other deductions 97,496 93,898 189,042 186,217
Income before income taxes 14,151 12,768 29,378 28,806
Income taxes 5,034 5,793 10,891 12,070
Net income including noncontrolling interests 9,117 6,975 18,487 16,736
Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 337 115 607 376
Net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) 8,780 6,860 17,880 16,360
 
Earnings per common share (dollars) 2.05 1.55 4.15 3.67
 
Earnings per common share
- assuming dilution (dollars) 2.05 1.55 4.15 3.67
 
Other Financial Data
 
Dividends on common stock
Total 2,966 2,794 5,698 5,355
Per common share (dollars) 0.69 0.63 1.32 1.20
 
Millions of common shares outstanding
At June 30 4,265 4,402
Average - assuming dilution 4,297 4,433 4,312 4,459
 
ExxonMobil share of equity at June 30 181,155 165,647
ExxonMobil share of capital employed at June 30 205,397 189,218
 
Income taxes 5,034 5,793 10,891 12,070
Sales-based taxes 7,871 7,552 15,287 15,044
All other taxes 9,306 8,986 18,163 17,767
Total taxes 22,211 22,331 44,341 44,881
 
ExxonMobil share of income taxes of
equity companies 1,412 1,380 3,232 3,319
     
Attachment II
                 
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

SECOND QUARTER 2014

(millions of dollars)
Second Quarter First Half
2014 2013 2014 2013
Earnings (U.S. GAAP)
Upstream
United States 1,193 1,096 2,437 1,955
Non-U.S. 6,688 5,209 13,227 11,387
Downstream
United States 536 248 1,159 1,287
Non-U.S. 175 148 365 654
Chemical
United States 528 515 1,207 1,267
Non-U.S. 313 241 681 626
Corporate and financing (653 ) (597 ) (1,196 ) (816 )
Net income attributable to ExxonMobil 8,780 6,860 17,880 16,360
                 
 
Cash flow from operations and asset sales (billions of dollars)
 
Net cash provided by operating activities
(U.S. GAAP) 10.2 7.7 25.3 21.2
 
Proceeds associated with asset sales 2.6 0.3 3.7 0.7
 
Cash flow from operations and asset sales 12.8 8.0 29.0 21.9
           
Attachment III
                       
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

SECOND QUARTER 2014

 
Second Quarter First Half
2014 2013 2014 2013
Net production of crude oil, natural gas
liquids, bitumen and synthetic oil,
thousands of barrels daily (kbd)
United States 458 419 450 427
Canada / South America 282 264 298 264
Europe 178 197 187 196
Africa 473 472 477 463
Asia 597 778 631 791
Australia / Oceania 60 52 55 47
Worldwide 2,048 2,182 2,098 2,188
 
Natural gas production available for sale,
millions of cubic feet daily (mcfd)
United States 3,421 3,581 3,417 3,585
Canada / South America 316 347 325 337
Europe 2,426 2,836 2,943 3,650
Africa 6 5 7 7
Asia 4,070 4,174 4,293 4,344
Australia / Oceania 511 411 395 355
Worldwide 10,750 11,354 11,380 12,278
 
Oil-equivalent production (koebd)1 3,840 4,074 3,995 4,234
 

1 Gas converted to oil-equivalent at 6 million cubic feet = 1 thousand barrels.

         
Attachment IV
                     
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

SECOND QUARTER 2014

 
Second Quarter First Half
2014 2013 2014 2013
Refinery throughput (kbd)
United States 1,711 1,745 1,761 1,778
Canada 418 435 398 432
Europe 1,445 1,400 1,438 1,397
Asia Pacific 686 771 694 781
Other 194 115 191 132
Worldwide 4,454 4,466 4,482 4,520
 
Petroleum product sales (kbd)
United States 2,651 2,525 2,628 2,528
Canada 494 470 491 453
Europe 1,525 1,527 1,519 1,493
Asia Pacific 733 835 747 864
Other 438 408 444 422
Worldwide 5,841 5,765 5,829 5,760
 
Gasolines, naphthas 2,436 2,327 2,418 2,341
Heating oils, kerosene, diesel 1,887 1,791 1,876 1,791
Aviation fuels 412 469 420 461
Heavy fuels 379 431 404 446
Specialty products 727 747 711 721
Worldwide 5,841 5,765 5,829 5,760
 
Chemical prime product sales,
thousands of metric tons (kt)
United States 2,351 2,360 4,743 4,724
Non-U.S. 3,788 3,471 7,524 7,017
Worldwide 6,139 5,831 12,267 11,741
         
Attachment V
                     
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

SECOND QUARTER 2014

(millions of dollars)
Second Quarter First Half
2014 2013 2014 2013
Capital and Exploration Expenditures
Upstream
United States 2,698 2,643 4,790 4,733
Non-U.S. 5,696 6,634 10,868 15,391
Total 8,394 9,277 15,658 20,124
Downstream
United States 296 221 524 480
Non-U.S. 386 354 698 704
Total 682 575 1,222 1,184
Chemical
United States 502 198 899 312
Non-U.S. 212 192 445 394
Total 714 390 1,344 706
 
Other 10 2 12 5
 
Worldwide 9,800 10,244 18,236 22,019
 
 
Exploration expenses charged to income
included above
Consolidated affiliates
United States 104 69 139 196
Non-U.S. 389 384 669 700
Equity companies - ExxonMobil share
United States 50 1 51 2
Non-U.S. 63 223 85 224
Worldwide 606 677 944 1,122
       
Attachment VI
             
 
EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION

EARNINGS

 
$ Millions

$ Per
Common
Share1

 

2010

First Quarter 6,300 1.33
Second Quarter 7,560 1.61
Third Quarter 7,350 1.44
Fourth Quarter 9,250 1.86
Year 30,460 6.24
 

2011

First Quarter 10,650 2.14
Second Quarter 10,680 2.19
Third Quarter 10,330 2.13
Fourth Quarter 9,400 1.97
Year 41,060 8.43
 

2012

First Quarter 9,450 2.00
Second Quarter 15,910 3.41
Third Quarter 9,570 2.09
Fourth Quarter 9,950 2.20
Year 44,880 9.70
 

2013

First Quarter 9,500 2.12
Second Quarter 6,860 1.55
Third Quarter 7,870 1.79
Fourth Quarter 8,350 1.91
Year 32,580 7.37
 

2014

First Quarter 9,100 2.10
Second Quarter 8,780 2.05
 

1 Computed using the average number of shares outstanding during each period.

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Release Summary

EXXON MOBIL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED SECOND QUARTER 2014 RESULTS

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