EXXON NET INCOME $7.8 BLN
EXXONMOBIL earns $7.8 Billion in 2016; $1.7 Billion During Fourth Quarter
- Cash flow from operating activities of $7.4 billion and asset sales of $2.1 billion more than covered fourth quarter dividends and additions to property, plant and equipment
- Investing strategically across all business segments
- U.S. Upstream earnings include an impairment charge of $2 billion largely related to dry gas operations in the Rocky Mountains region
Exxon Mobil Corporation announced estimated 2016 earnings of $7.8 billion, or $1.88 per diluted share. An asset recoverability review was completed in the fourth quarter and resulted in a U.S. Upstream asset impairment charge of about $2 billion mainly related to dry gas operations with undeveloped acreage in the Rocky Mountains region of the U.S. Excluding the impairment charge, full year earnings were $9.9 billion compared with $16.2 billion a year earlier, reflecting lower commodity prices and refining margins.
Fourth quarter earnings were $1.7 billion, including the impairment charge recorded during the period. Excluding the impairment charge, earnings of $3.7 billion were up from the $2.8 billion reported in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to higher liquids realizations partly offset by weaker refining margins.
"ExxonMobil demonstrated solid operating performance in 2016. Financial results for the year were negatively impacted by the prolonged downturn in commodity prices and the impairment charge," said Darren W. Woods, chairman and chief executive officer. "The company's continued focus on fundamentals and our ability to leverage an attractive global portfolio through our integrated business ensures we are well positioned to generate long-term shareholder value."
ExxonMobil completed five major Upstream projects during the year in Australia, Kazakhstan and the U.S., adding 250,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day of working interest production capacity. The company made three important new discoveries in Guyana, Nigeria and Papua New Guinea, and is growing its exploration portfolio, capturing 16 exploration blocks in 2016 with three additional awards to be finalized in 2017.
In the Downstream segment, ExxonMobil completed a 20,000-barrel-per-day crude expansion project at the Beaumont, Texas, refinery that increased the site's flexibility to process domestic light crude oils. ExxonMobil is also advancing projects to increase production of higher-value fuels and lubricants, including investments at refineries in Belgium and the Netherlands.
The Chemical business continued to capitalize on its liquids and gas cracking capabilities, capturing increased specialty and commodity product demand. The company is selectively investing to extend its advantage with projects that expand production capacity for ethylene and related products around the world.
During 2016, the corporation distributed $12.5 billion in dividends to shareholders.
Fourth Quarter 2016 Highlights
- Earnings of $1.7 billion decreased $1.1 billion, or 40 percent, from the fourth quarter of 2015. Excluding an impairment charge of $2 billion, earnings of $3.7 billion increased $927 million from the fourth quarter of 2015.
- Earnings per share assuming dilution were $0.41.
- Cash flow from operations and asset sales of $9.5 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $2.1 billion, more than covered dividends and additions to property, plant and equipment.
- Capital and exploration expenditures were $4.8 billion, down 35 percent from the fourth quarter of 2015.
- Oil-equivalent production was 4.1 million oil-equivalent barrels per day, with liquids down 3.9 percent and natural gas down 1.7 percent from the prior year.
- The corporation distributed $3.1 billion in dividends to shareholders.
- Dividends per share of $0.75 increased 2.7 percent compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.
- In January 2017, ExxonMobil announced an acquisition that will more than double its Permian Basin resource potential to six billion oil-equivalent barrels. The upfront acquisition cost of $5.6 billion, to be paid in ExxonMobil shares, will add resource potential of 3.4 billion oil-equivalent barrels across 250,000 net acres in New Mexico's Delaware Basin. Additional cash payments over time totaling up to $1 billion are contingent on resource development.
- In January 2017, ExxonMobil announced positive results from its Payara-1 well offshore Guyana. The well encountered more than 95 feet of high-quality, oil-bearing sandstone reservoirs, and is the second discovery on the Stabroek Block. In addition to the Payara discovery, appraisal drilling at Liza-3 has identified an additional high-quality, deeper reservoir directly below the Liza field. This deeper reservoir is estimated to contain resources between 100 million and 150 million oil-equivalent barrels.
- ExxonMobil continues to enhance its global exploration portfolio. ExxonMobil and Total S.A. have jointly submitted the high bid for Block 2 located in the Perdido area offshore Mexico. Additionally, ExxonMobil and its partner Qatar Petroleum were selected to negotiate the terms of an exploration and production sharing contract for Block 10 offshore Cyprus.
- In October, the Kashagan oil field in Kazakhstan achieved a stable re -start of production and the second LNG Train at Gorgon in Australia started up. Production continued to ramp up at these assets through the fourth quarter.
- The Port Allen Aviation Lubricants Plant achieved full production during the quarter. The new 90,000-square-foot facility expands on the integrated chemical and lubricants complex in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and helps meet rising demand for high-performance synthetic aviation lubricants. The state-of-the-art complex blends, packages and distributes the entire line of Mobil Jet engine lubricants.
- ExxonMobil announced plans to add a new production unit at its Beaumont, Texas, polyethylene plant that will increase capacity by 65 percent, or approximately 650,000 metric tons per year, to meet growing global chemical demand. Construction of the new unit has begun at the plant and start-up is expected in 2019.
Fourth Quarter 2016 vs. Fourth Quarter 2015
Upstream earnings were a loss of $642 million in the fourth quarter of 2016, including an impairment charge of $2 billion mainly related to dry gas operations with undeveloped acreage in the Rocky Mountains region of the U.S. Excluding the impairment charge, earnings were $1.4 billion, up $528 million from the fourth quarter of 2015. Higher liquids realizations partially offset by lower gas realizations increased earnings by a net $510 million. Lower volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $50 million. All other items, including lower expenses partly offset by the absence of favorable non-U.S. tax items from the prior year, increased earnings by $70 million.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production was down 127,000 barrels per day, or 3 percent, compared with the fourth quarter of 2015. Liquids production totaled 2.4 million barrels per day, down 97,000 barrels per day as field decline and lower entitlements were partly offset by increased project volumes, notably in Nigeria and Indonesia. Natural gas production was 10.4 billion cubic feet per day, down 179 million cubic feet per day from 2015 as higher project volumes were more than offset by field decline and lower entitlements.
U.S. Upstream earnings were a loss of $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter of 2016, including an impairment charge of $2 billion. Excluding the impairment charge, earnings were a loss of $301 million, an improvement of $237 million from the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $1.7 billion, up $291 million from the prior year period.
Downstream earnings were $1.2 billion, down $110 million from the fourth quarter of 2015. Weaker refining and marketing margins decreased earnings by $570 million, while favorable volume and mix effects increased earnings by $200 million. All other items increased earnings by $260 million as gains from divestments in Canada were partly offset by higher maintenance expense and unfavorable foreign exchange impacts. Petroleum product sales of 5.5 million barrels per day were down 173,000 barrels per day from the prior year mainly reflecting the divestment of refineries in California and Louisiana.
Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $270 million, down $165 million from the fourth quarter of 2015. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $971 million were $55 million higher than prior year.
Chemical earnings of $872 million were $91 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2015. Margins decreased earnings by $10 million. Volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $30 million. All other items decreased earnings by a net $50 million due to unfavorable inventory effects. Fourth quarter prime product sales of 6.3 million metric tons were 175,000 metric tons lower than the prior year.
U.S. Chemical earnings of $352 million were $168 million lower than the fourth quarter of 2015.
Non-U.S. Chemical earnings of $520 million were $77 million higher than prior year.
Corporate and financing earnings of $209 million were $600 million higher than the fourth quarter of 2015 mainly reflecting favorable non-U.S. tax items.
Full Year 2016 Highlights
- Earnings of $7.8 billion decreased 51 percent from $16.2 billion in 2015. Excluding an impairment charge of $2 billion, earnings were $9.9 billion, a decrease of $6.3 billion from the prior year.
- Earnings per share assuming dilution were $1.88.
- Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $26.4 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $4.3 billion.
- Capital and exploration expenditures were $19.3 billion, down 38 percent from 2015.
- Oil-equivalent production was down slightly at 4.1 million oil-equivalent barrels per day, with liquids up 0.9 percent and natural gas down 3.7 percent.
- The corporation distributed $12.5 billion in dividends to shareholders.
Full Year 2016 vs. Full Year 2015
Upstream earnings were $196 million, including an impairment charge of $2 billion. Excluding the impairment charge, earnings were $2.2 billion, down $4.9 billion from 2015. Lower realizations decreased earnings by $5.3 billion. Favorable volume and mix effects increased earnings by $130 million. All other items increased earnings by $310 million, primarily due to lower expenses partly offset by the absence of favorable tax items from the prior year.
On an oil-equivalent basis, production of 4.1 million barrels per day was down slightly compared to 2015. Liquids production of 2.4 million barrels per day increased 20,000 barrels per day with increased project volumes, mainly in Canada, Indonesia and Nigeria, partly offset by field decline, the impact from Canadian wildfires, and downtime notably in Nigeria. Natural gas production of 10.1 billion cubic feet per day decreased 388 million cubic feet per day from 2015 as field decline, regulatory restrictions in the Netherlands and divestments were partly offset by higher project volumes and work programs.
U.S. Upstream earnings were a loss of $4.2 billion in 2016, including an impairment charge of $2 billion. Excluding the impairment charge, earnings were a loss of $2.1 billion compared to a loss of $1.1 billion in 2015. Earnings outside the U.S. were $4.3 billion, down $3.8 billion from the prior year.
Downstream earnings of $4.2 billion decreased $2.4 billion from 2015. Weaker refining and marketing margins decreased earnings by $3.8 billion, while volume and mix effects increased earnings by $560 million. All other items increased earnings by $920 million, mainly reflecting gains from divestments, notably in Canada. Petroleum product sales of 5.5 million barrels per day were 272,000 barrels per day lower than 2015 mainly reflecting the divestment of refineries in California and Louisiana.
U.S. Downstream earnings were $1.1 billion, a decrease of $807 million from 2015. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $3.1 billion, down $1.5 billion from the prior year.
Chemical earnings of $4.6 billion increased $197 million from 2015. Stronger margins increased earnings by $440 million. Favorable volume and mix effects increased earnings by $100 million. All other items decreased earnings by $340 million, primarily due to the absence of asset management gains in the U.S. Prime product sales of 24.9 million metric tons were up 212,000 metric tons from 2015.
U.S. Chemical earnings were $1.9 billion, down $510 million from 2015 reflecting the absence of asset management gains. Non-U.S. Chemical earnings of $2.7 billion were $707 million higher than prior year.
Corporate and financing expenses of $1.2 billion in 2016 were $754 million lower than 2015 mainly reflecting favorable non-U.S. tax items.
During 2016, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 12 million shares of its common stock for the treasury at a gross cost of $977 million. These shares were acquired to offset dilution in conjunction with the company's benefit plans and programs. The corporation will continue to acquire shares to offset dilution in conjunction with its benefit plans and programs, but does not currently plan on making purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
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