NYSE: CVX) today reported earnings of $7.2 billion ($3.70 per share – diluted) for the fourth quarter 2012, compared with $5.1 billion ($2.58 per share – diluted) in the 2011 fourth quarter. Results in the 2012 period included a gain of $1.4 billion from an upstream asset exchange.
Full year 2012 earnings were $26.2 billion ($13.32 per share – diluted), down 3 percent from $26.9 billion ($13.44 per share – diluted) in 2011. Sales and other operating revenues in the fourth quarter 2012 were $56 billion, down from $58 billion in the year ago period, mainly due to lower crude oil volumes.
“Chevron delivered another very strong year in 2012,” said Chairman and CEO John Watson. “Our upstream portfolio continues to produce excellent results. We’ve now led the industry in earnings per barrel for over three years. Our downstream businesses also delivered highly competitive earnings per barrel.”
“Strong cash flows allowed us to invest aggressively in our major capital projects and to acquire several important, new resource opportunities. We also raised the dividend on our common shares for the 25th consecutive year and continued our share repurchase program, both of which demonstrate our commitment to providing near term, top tier returns to our shareholders”.....Read the entire Chevron earnings report.
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