NYSE: MUR) announced today that net income was $402.6 million ($2.12 per diluted share) in the 2013 second quarter, up from $295.4 million ($1.52 per diluted share) in the second quarter 2012. Net income in the 2013 quarter included income from discontinued operations of $70.5 million ($0.37 per diluted share) compared to income from discontinued operations of $4.1 million ($0.02 per diluted share) in the 2012 quarter.
The 2013 income from discontinued operations was primarily generated by an after tax gain of $71.9 million from sale of the Mungo and Monan fields in the United Kingdom during the just completed quarter. Income from continuing operations was $332.1 million ($1.75 per diluted share) for the 2013 second quarter compared to $291.3 million ($1.50 per diluted share) in the same quarter of 2012.
The results of continuing operations improved in 2013 primarily due to higher earnings in the U.S. oil and gas business, which was attributable to growth in oil production in the Eagle Ford Shale area in South Texas.
Read the entire Murphy Oil Corp. earnings report.
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