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Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Third Quarter 2012 Results

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Exxon Mobil Corporation Announces Estimated Third Quarter 2012 Results09:01 EDT Thursday, November 01, 2012 Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM):               Third QuarterNine Months20122011%2012   2011%Earnings Excluding Special Items1 $ Millions 9,570 10,330 -7 34,930 31,660 10 $ Per Common Share Assuming Dilution 2.09 2.13 -2 7.50 6.45 16   Special Items $ Millions 0 0 0 0   Earnings $ Millions 9,570 10,330 -7 34,930 31,660 10 $ Per Common Share Assuming Dilution 2.09 2.13 -2 7.50 6.45 16   Capital and Exploration Expenditures - $ Millions 9,183 8,620 7 27,356 26,747 2   1 See Reference to Earnings IRVING, Texas (Business Wire) -- EXXONMOBIL'S CHAIRMAN REX W. TILLERSON COMMENTED: “Third quarter results reflect our ongoing commitment to help deliver the energy needed to underpin economic recovery and growth while maintaining our strong focus on safety and environmental performance.“Third quarter 2012 earnings were $9.6 billion, down 7% from the third quarter of 2011.Earnings for the first nine months of 2012 were $34.9 billion, up 10% compared to the first nine months of 2011.“Capital and exploration expenditures were $9.2 billion in the third quarter and a record $27.4 billion for the first nine months of 2012 as we continue pursuing opportunities to find and produce new supplies of oil and natural gas to meet global demand for energy.“The Corporation distributed $7.6 billion to shareholders in the third quarter through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.”THIRD QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS Earnings of $9,570 million decreased $760 million or 7% from the third quarter of 2011. Earnings per share (assuming dilution) were $2.09, a decrease of 2% from the third quarter of 2011. Capital and exploration expenditures were $9.2 billion, up 7% from the third quarter of 2011. Oil-equivalent production decreased 7.5% from the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production decreased 2.9%. Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $14.0 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $0.6 billion. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding were $5 billion. Dividends per share of $0.57 increased 21% compared to the third quarter of 2011. As announced, on September 19, 2012, ExxonMobil and its subsidiary, XTO Energy Inc., signed an exchange agreement with Denbury Onshore, LLC, a subsidiary of Denbury Resources Inc., to acquire 100 percent of Denbury's Bakken shale assets, which consist of approximately 196,000 net acres in North Dakota and Montana, with expected production to be more than 15,000 net oil-equivalent barrels per day when the deal closes. As announced, on October 16, 2012, ExxonMobil Canada Ltd. entered into an agreement with Celtic Exploration Ltd. (“Celtic”) under which an ExxonMobil Canada affiliate will acquire Celtic. Under the terms of the agreement, ExxonMobil Canada will acquire 545,000 net acres in the liquids-rich Montney shale, 104,000 net acres in the Duvernay shale and additional acreage in other areas of Alberta. Current production of the acreage to be acquired is 72 million cubic feet per day of natural gas and 4,000 barrels per day of crude, condensate and natural gas liquids. The Sakhalin-1 Consortium, operated by Exxon Neftegas Limited (ENL), recently drilled the world's longest extended-reach well at the Chayvo field, offshore Russian Far East. Using ExxonMobil's fast-drill technology, the Z-44 well reached a measured depth of 12,376 meters (40,604 feet), more than 27 times the height of the Empire State Building. ExxonMobil is investing more than $200 million to expand its Baton Rouge, Louisiana chemical and lubricants plants to increase capacity for synthetic lubricant base stocks manufacturing and lubricants blending, packaging and storage. Third Quarter 2012 vs. Third Quarter 2011 Upstream earnings were $5,973 million in the third quarter of 2012, down $2,421 million from the third quarter of 2011. Production volume and mix effects reduced earnings by $700 million. Lower liquids and natural gas realizations decreased earnings by $130 million. All other items, including the absence of prior year asset sales ($1.0 billion), unfavorable tax items and foreign exchange impacts, decreased earnings by a total of $1.6 billion. On an oil-equivalent basis, production decreased 7.5% from the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production decreased 2.9%. Liquids production totaled 2,116 kbd (thousands of barrels per day), down 133 kbd from the third quarter of 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was down 3.1%, as field decline was partially offset by project ramp-up in Angola and Nigeria. Third quarter natural gas production was 11,061 mcfd (millions of cubic feet per day), down 1,136 mcfd from 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes and divestments, natural gas production was down 2.7%, due primarily to field decline. Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $633 million, $551 million lower than the third quarter of 2011. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $5,340 million, down $1,870 million from the prior year. Downstream earnings were $3,190 million, up $1,611 million from the third quarter of 2011. Downstream margins, mainly refining, increased earnings by $850 million, while volume and mix effects were essentially flat. All other items, including higher gains on asset sales of $360 million, favorable foreign exchange effects, and lower operating expenses, increased earnings by $780 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,105 kbd were 453 kbd lower than last year's third quarter due mainly to divestments and the Japan restructuring. Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $1,441 million, up $631 million from the third quarter of 2011. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $1,749 million were $980 million higher than last year. Chemical earnings of $790 million were $213 million lower than the third quarter of 2011. Lower margins decreased earnings by $150 million. All other items, mainly unfavorable foreign exchange effects, decreased earnings by $60 million. Third quarter prime product sales of 5,947 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 285 kt lower than last year's third quarter due mainly to the Japan restructuring. Corporate and financing expenses were $383 million for the third quarter of 2012, down $263 million from the third quarter of 2011, due mainly to favorable tax items. During the third quarter of 2012, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 58 million shares of its common stock for the treasury at a gross cost of $5.1 billion. These purchases included $5.0 billion to reduce the number of shares outstanding, with the balance used to acquire shares in conjunction with the company's benefit plans and programs. Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding are currently anticipated to equal $5 billion in the fourth quarter of 2012. 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 Nine Months 2012 vs. First Nine Months 2011 Earnings of $34,930 million in the first nine months of 2012 increased $3,270 million from 2011. Earnings per share increased 16% to $7.50. FIRST NINE MONTHS HIGHLIGHTS Earnings were $34,930 million, up 10%. Earnings per share increased 16% to $7.50. Oil-equivalent production was down 6.2% from 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 1.6%. Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $49.8 billion, including proceeds associated with asset sales of $6.9 billion. The Corporation distributed nearly $23 billion to shareholders in the first nine months of 2012 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding. Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $27.4 billion. Upstream earnings for the first nine months of 2012 were $22,133 million, down $3,477 million from 2011. Production volume and mix effects decreased earnings by $1.9 billion. Liquids and natural gas realizations decreased earnings by $80 million. All other items, including higher operating expenses and unfavorable tax effects, reduced earnings by $1.5 billion. On an oil-equivalent basis, production was down 6.2% compared to the same period in 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was down 1.6%. Liquids production of 2,179 kbd decreased 153 kbd compared with 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was down 1.8%, as field decline was partly offset by project ramp-up in Angola and Nigeria. Natural gas production of 12,249 mcfd decreased 739 mcfd from 2011. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes and divestments, natural gas production was down 1.3%, as field decline was partially offset by higher demand and lower downtime. Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations for 2012 were $2,321 million, down $1,591 million from 2011. Earnings outside the U.S. were $19,812 million, down $1,886 million. Downstream earnings of $11,422 million in the first nine months of 2012 increased $7,388 million from 2011. Higher refining margins increased earnings by $1.4 billion, while volume and mix effects increased earnings by $140 million. All other items increased earnings by $5.8 billion due primarily to a $5.3 billion gain associated with the Japan restructuring and other divestment gains. Petroleum product sales of 6,197 kbd decreased 189 kbd from 2011 due mainly to divestments and the Japan restructuring. U.S. Downstream earnings were $2,878 million, up $640 million from 2011. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $8,544 million, an increase of $6,748 million from last year. Chemical earnings of $2,940 million for the first nine months of 2012 were $900 million lower than 2011. Margins decreased earnings by $920 million. Volume and mix effects lowered earnings by $60 million. All other items increased earnings by $80 million, as a $630 million gain associated with the Japan restructuring was mostly offset by unfavorable foreign exchange effects and higher operating expenses. Prime product sales of 18,256 kt were down 479 kt from 2011. Corporate and financing expenses were $1,565 million for the first nine months of 2012, down $259 million from 2011 due primarily to the Japan restructuring. Gross share purchases through the first nine months of 2012 were $15.8 billion, reducing shares outstanding by 185 million 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 November 1, 2012.To listen to the event live or in archive, go to our website at exxonmobil.com.Cautionary statementStatements 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 2011 Form 10-K.Completion of pending acquisitions will depend on the terms and timing of government approvals and other conditions to closing contained in the applicable agreements.We assume no duty to update these statements as of any future date.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.Frequently used termsConsistent with previous practice, this press release includes both earnings excluding special items and earnings per share excluding special items.Both are non-GAAP financial measures and are included to help facilitate comparisons of base business performance across periods.Reconciliation to net income attributable to ExxonMobil is shown in Attachment II.The release also includes cash flow from operations and asset sales.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.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 EarningsReferences to total corporate earnings mean net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) from the income statement.Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings, special items, earnings excluding special items, Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Corporate and Financing segment earnings, and earnings per share are ExxonMobil's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests.   Attachment I         EXXON MOBIL CORPORATIONTHIRD QUARTER 2012 (millions of dollars, unless noted) Third Quarter   Nine Months2012   20112012   2011Earnings / Earnings Per Share   Total revenues and other income 115,706 125,330 367,122 364,820 Total costs and other deductions 98,386 106,650 306,096 308,604 Income before income taxes 17,320 18,680 61,026 56,216 Income taxes 7,394 8,009 23,647 23,734 Net income including noncontrolling interests 9,926 10,671 37,379 32,482 Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 356 341 2,449 822 Net income attributable to ExxonMobil (U.S. GAAP) 9,570 10,330 34,930 31,660   Earnings per common share (dollars) 2.09 2.13 7.50 6.46   Earnings per common share - assuming dilution (dollars) 2.09 2.13 7.50 6.45   Other Financial Data   Dividends on common stock Total 2,622 2,277 7,500 6,773 Per common share (dollars) 0.57 0.47 1.61 1.38   Millions of common shares outstanding At September 30 4,559 4,793 Average - assuming dilution 4,597 4,843 4,657 4,908   ExxonMobil share of equity at September 30 166,713 155,939 ExxonMobil share of capital employed at September 30 183,620 176,586   Income taxes 7,394 8,009 23,647 23,734 Sales-based taxes 8,137 8,484 24,657 25,013 All other taxes 8,652 11,084 29,891 32,575 Total taxes 24,183 27,577 78,195 81,322   ExxonMobil share of income taxes of equity companies 1,353 1,418 4,499 4,307       Attachment II   EXXON MOBIL CORPORATIONTHIRD QUARTER 2012 (millions of dollars) Third QuarterNine Months2012   2011   2012     2011   Earnings (U.S. GAAP) Upstream United States 633 1,184 2,321 3,912 Non-U.S. 5,340 7,210 19,812 21,698 Downstream United States 1,441 810 2,878 2,238 Non-U.S. 1,749 769 8,544 1,796 Chemical United States 565 538 1,492 1,832 Non-U.S. 225 465 1,448 2,008 Corporate and financing (383) (646 ) (1,565) (1,824 ) Net income attributable to ExxonMobil 9,570 10,330 34,930 31,660 Special Items Upstream United States 0 0 0 0 Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0 Downstream United States 0 0 0 0 Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0 Chemical United States 0 0 0 0 Non-U.S. 0 0 0 0 Corporate and financing 0 0 0 0 Corporate total 0 0 0 0 Earnings Excluding Special Items Upstream United States 633 1,184 2,321 3,912 Non-U.S. 5,340 7,210 19,812 21,698 Downstream United States 1,441 810 2,878 2,238 Non-U.S. 1,749 769 8,544 1,796 Chemical United States 565 538 1,492 1,832 Non-U.S. 225 465 1,448 2,008 Corporate and financing (383) (646 ) (1,565) (1,824 ) Corporate total   9,570     10,330     34,930     31,660   Cash flow from operations and asset sales (billions of dollars) Net cash provided by operating activities(U.S. GAAP) 13.4 14.9 42.9 44.6 Proceeds associated with asset sales 0.6 1.4 6.9 4.2 Cash flow from operations and asset sales 14.0 16.3 49.8 48.8   Attachment III             EXXON MOBIL CORPORATIONTHIRD QUARTER 2012   Third QuarterNine Months2012201120122011   Net production of crude oil and natural gas liquids, thousands of barrels daily (kbd) United States 397 405 414 421 Canada/South America 247 256 247 252 Europe 181 247 207 275 Africa 492 481 490 521 Asia 744 806 770 811 Australia/Oceania 55 54 51 52 Worldwide 2,116 2,249 2,179 2,332   Natural gas production available for sale, millions of cubic feet daily (mcfd) United States 3,712 3,917 3,847 3,888 Canada/South America 340 381 370 415 Europe 2,233 2,471 3,083 3,307 Africa 16 5 17 6 Asia 4,287 5,036 4,558 5,029 Australia/Oceania 473 387 374 343 Worldwide 11,061 12,197 12,249 12,988   Oil-equivalent production (koebd) 13,960 4,282 4,220 4,497       1 Gas converted to oil-equivalent at 6 million cubic feet = 1 thousand barrels   Attachment IV           EXXON MOBIL CORPORATIONTHIRD QUARTER 2012   Third QuarterNine Months2012201120122011 Refinery throughput (kbd) United States 1,841 1,743 1,802 1,765 Canada 449 436 424 429 Europe 1,547 1,535 1,506 1,528 Asia Pacific 813 1,231 1,057 1,188 Other 279 287 284 292 Worldwide 4,929 5,232 5,073 5,202   Petroleum product sales (kbd) United States 2,576 2,577 2,513 2,514 Canada 499 469 448 452 Europe 1,601 1,623 1,583 1,597 Asia Pacific 874 1,237 1,056 1,199 Other 555 652 597 624 Worldwide 6,105 6,558 6,197 6,386   Gasolines, naphthas 2,447 2,568 2,486 2,512 Heating oils, kerosene, diesel 1,897 2,013 1,969 1,998 Aviation fuels 495 532 469 493 Heavy fuels 502 628 520 595 Specialty products 764 817 753 788 Worldwide 6,105 6,558 6,197 6,386   Chemical prime product sales, thousands of metric tons (kt) United States 2,342 2,280 7,003 6,858 Non-U.S. 3,605 3,952 11,253 11,877 Worldwide 5,947 6,232 18,256 18,735   Attachment V           EXXON MOBIL CORPORATIONTHIRD QUARTER 2012 (millions of dollars)   Third QuarterNine Months2012201120122011Capital and Exploration Expenditures Upstream United States 1,960 2,172 7,044 8,327 Non-U.S. 6,288 5,580 17,676 15,761 Total 8,248 7,752 24,720 24,088 Downstream United States 156 135 442 366 Non-U.S. 427 406 1,149 1,109 Total 583 541 1,591 1,475 Chemical United States 110 76 279 197 Non-U.S. 240 245 752 925 Total 350 321 1,031 1,122   Other 2 6 14 62   Worldwide 9,183 8,620 27,356 26,747     Exploration expenses charged to income included above Consolidated affiliates United States 105 68 291 180 Non-U.S. 387 657 1,092 1,470 Equity companies - ExxonMobil share United States 2 2 3 7 Non-U.S. 5 1 15 4 Worldwide 499 728 1,401 1,661   Attachment VI     EXXON MOBIL CORPORATIONEARNINGS     $ Millions$ Per Common Share 1   2008 First Quarter 10,890 2.03 Second Quarter 11,680 2.24 Third Quarter 14,830 2.86 Fourth Quarter 7,820 1.55 Year 45,220 8.70   2009 First Quarter 4,550 0.92 Second Quarter 3,950 0.82 Third Quarter 4,730 0.98 Fourth Quarter 6,050 1.27 Year 19,280 3.99   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       1 Computed using the average number of shares outstanding during each period. The sum of the four quarters may not add to the full year. ExxonMobilMedia Relations, 972-444-1107