ExxonMobil Reports $10.7B in 2Q11, Up 41%

ExxonMobil  announced its estimated second quarter 2011 results.

ExxonMobil's Chairman Rex W. Tillerson commented, "ExxonMobil recorded strong results during the second quarter of 2011, while investing at a record level of over $10 billion to develop new supplies of energy to meet growing world demand.

"Second quarter earnings of $10.7 billion were up 41% from the second quarter of 2010, reflecting higher crude oil and natural gas realizations, improved Downstream results and continued strength in Chemicals. First half 2011 earnings of $21.3 billion increased 54% over the first half of 2010.

"In the second quarter, capital and exploration expenditures were a record $10.3 billion, up 58% from the second quarter of 2010.

"Oil-equivalent production increased by 10% over the second quarter of 2010, driven by our world-class assets in Qatar and our growing unconventional gas portfolio.

"The Corporation returned over $7 billion to shareholders in the second quarter through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding."

SECOND QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earnings were $10,680 million, an increase of 41% or $3,120 million from the second quarter of 2010.
  • Earnings per share were $2.18, an increase of 36%.
  • Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $10.3 billion, up 58% from the second quarter of 2010.
  • Oil-equivalent production increased 10% from the second quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up over 12%.
  • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $14.4 billion, including asset sales of $1.5 billion.
  • Share purchases to reduce shares outstanding were $5 billion.
  • Dividends per share of $0.47 increased by 7% compared to the second quarter of 2010.
  • Announced two major oil discoveries and a gas discovery in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico after drilling the company's first post-moratorium deepwater exploration well.
  • Concluded the acquisitions of two Phillips companies, nearly doubling our Marcellus acreage footprint to more than 700,000 net acres.

Second Quarter 2011 vs. Second Quarter 2010

Upstream earnings were $8,541 million, up $3,205 million from the second quarter of 2010. Higher liquids and natural gas realizations increased earnings by $3.6 billion. Production mix and volume effects decreased earnings by $480 million.

On an oil-equivalent basis, production increased 10% from the second quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up over 12%.

Liquids production totaled 2,351 kbd (thousands of barrels per day), up 26 kbd from the second quarter of 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was up 4%, as increased production in Qatar, the U.S. and Iraq more than offset field decline.

Second quarter natural gas production was 12,267 mcfd (millions of cubic feet per day), up 2,242 mcfd from the second quarter of 2010, driven by additional U.S. unconventional gas volumes and project ramp-ups in Qatar.

Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations were $1,449 million, $584 million higher than the second quarter of 2010. Non-U.S. Upstream earnings were $7,092 million, up $2,621 million from last year.

Downstream earnings of $1,356 million were up $136 million from the second quarter of 2010. Margins increased earnings by $60 million. Positive volume and mix effects increased earnings by $150 million, while all other items decreased earnings by $70 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,331 kbd were 27 kbd higher than last year's second quarter.

Earnings from the U.S. Downstream were $734 million, up $294 million from the second quarter of 2010. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings of $622 million were $158 million lower than last year.

Chemical earnings of $1,321 million were $47 million lower than the second quarter of 2010. Improved margins increased earnings by $120 million, while lower sales volumes decreased earnings by $90 million. Other items, mainly unfavorable tax effects, decreased earnings by $80 million. Second quarter prime product sales of 6,181 kt (thousands of metric tons) were 315 kt lower than last year's second quarter.

Corporate and financing expenses were $538 million, up $174 million from the second quarter of 2010 due to the absence of favorable 2010 tax items.

During the second quarter of 2011, Exxon Mobil Corporation purchased 67 million shares of its common stock for the treasury at a gross cost of $5.5 billion. These purchases included $5 billion to reduce the number of shares outstanding, with the balance used to offset shares issued 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 third quarter of 2011. 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 2011 vs. First Half 2010

Earnings of $21,330 million increased $7,470 million from 2010. Earnings per share increased 47% to $4.32.

FIRST HALF HIGHLIGHTS

  • Earnings were $21,330 million, up 54%.
  • Earnings per share increased 47% to $4.32.
  • Oil-equivalent production was up 10% from 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 12%.
  • Cash flow from operations and asset sales was $32.6 billion, including asset sales of $2.8 billion.
  • The Corporation distributed over $14 billion to shareholders in the first half of 2011 through dividends and share purchases to reduce shares outstanding.
  • Capital and exploration expenditures were a record $18.1 billion, up 35% from the first half of 2010.

Upstream earnings were $17,216 million, up $6,066 million from 2010. Higher crude oil and natural gas realizations increased earnings by $6.2 billion. Production mix and volume effects decreased earnings by $710 million, while all other items, mainly gains from asset sales, increased earnings by $600 million.

On an oil-equivalent basis, production was up 10% compared to the same period in 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, production was up 12%.

Liquids production of 2,375 kbd increased 5 kbd compared with 2010. Excluding the impacts of entitlement volumes, OPEC quota effects and divestments, liquids production was up 3%, as higher volumes from Qatar and the U.S. more than offset field decline.

Natural gas production of 13,390 mcfd increased 2,538 mcfd from 2010, driven by additional U.S. unconventional gas volumes and project ramp-ups in Qatar.

Earnings from U.S. Upstream operations for 2011 were $2,728 million, an increase of $772 million. Earnings outside the U.S. were $14,488 million, up $5,294 million.

Downstream earnings of $2,455 million increased $1,198 million from 2010. Margins increased earnings by $510 million. Positive volume and mix effects increased earnings by $520 million, while all other items, mainly favorable foreign exchange effects, increased earnings by $170 million. Petroleum product sales of 6,299 kbd increased 49 kbd from 2010.

U.S. Downstream earnings were $1,428 million, up $1,048 million from 2010. Non-U.S. Downstream earnings were $1,027 million, $150 million higher than last year.

Chemical earnings of $2,837 million were $220 million higher than 2010. Stronger margins increased earnings by $470 million, while lower volumes decreased earnings by $60 million. Other items, including unfavorable tax effects and higher maintenance expenses, decreased earnings by $190 million. Prime product sales of 12,503 kt were down 481 kt from 2010.

Corporate and financing expenses were $1,178 million, up $14 million from 2010.

Gross share purchases through the first half of 2011 were $11.2 billion, reducing shares outstanding by 136 million shares.

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