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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Wednesday's earnings....Devon Energy [DVN], Murply Oil Corp. [MUR] and Phillips 66 [PSX]

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), an energy manufacturing and logistics company, announces first quarter earnings of $1.4 billion compared with earnings of $636 million in the first quarter of 2012. Adjusted earnings were $1.4 billion, an increase of $617 million from the first quarter of 2012.

“We achieved strong financial results in the first quarter by capturing favorable chemicals and refining margins,” said Greg Garland, chairman and chief executive officer. “Operating excellence is our top priority, and in the first quarter we continued to improve upon our solid safety and environmental performance. We also are investing in the continued growth of our business. Our plans for a new natural gas liquids fractionator on the Gulf Coast reinforce our commitment to the American energy landscape and highlight our unique opportunities across the downstream value chain.”

“Increasing shareholder distributions remains a key component of our strategy and value proposition. During the quarter, we paid an increased dividend and repurchased $382 million of stock as part of our $2 billion share repurchase program. Since the company’s inception a year ago, we have returned $1.2 billion of capital to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases,” Garland concluded......Read the entire Phillips 66 earnings report.

Devon Energy Corporation (NYSE:DVN) today reported a net loss of $1.3 billion or $3.34 per common share ($3.34 per diluted share) for the quarter ended March 31, 2013. The quarterly loss was attributable to a $1.9 billion non cash asset impairment charge primarily related to lower oil and natural gas liquids pricing. Adjusting for this non cash charge and other items securities analysts typically exclude from their published estimates, the company earned $270 million or $0.66 per diluted share in the first quarter of 2013.

Devon continued to deliver strong oil production growth in the first quarter of 2013. Companywide oil production averaged 162,000 barrels per day, a 14 percent increase compared to the first quarter of 2012 and an 8 percent increase over the fourth quarter of 2012. Driven by the Permian Basin, the most significant growth came from the company’s U.S. operations, where oil production increased 23 percent year over year.

Total production of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids increased to an average of 687,000 oil equivalent barrels (Boe) per day in the first quarter. This exceeded the top end of the company’s guidance by 2,000 barrels per day. First quarter production benefited from better-than-expected results across several core development assets, including Jackfish and Cana-Woodford......Read the entire Devon Energy earnings report.

Murphy Oil Corp. (NYSE: MUR) announced today that net income in the first quarter of 2013 was $360.6 million ($1.88 per diluted share), compared to net income of $290.1 million ($1.49 per diluted share) in the first quarter of 2012. The first quarter of 2013 included income from discontinued operations of $152.6 million ($0.80 per diluted share) compared to income of $8.6 million ($0.05 per diluted share) in 2012.

The 2013 discontinued operations results primarily related to a gain on sale of two oil and natural gas properties in the United Kingdom during the quarter. Income from continuing operations was $208.0 million ($1.08 per diluted share) in the first quarter 2013, down from $281.5 million ($1.44 per diluted share) in the 2012 quarter.

Income from continuing operations declined in the 2013 quarter compared to 2012 due primarily to higher expenses for exploration, administration, financing and income taxes. Better results for the Company’s downstream operations partially offset these higher expenses......Read the entire Murphy Oil Corp. earnings report.

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