ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today reported third-quarter 2023 earnings of $2.8 billion, or $2.32 per share, compared with third-quarter 2022 earnings of $4.5 billion, or $3.55 per share. Excluding special items, third-quarter 2023 adjusted earnings were $2.6 billion, or $2.16 per share, compared with third-quarter 2022 adjusted earnings of $4.6 billion, or $3.60 per share. Special items for the current quarter were primarily comprised of a benefit related to the reversal of a tax reserve and a gain associated with the divestiture of a Lower 48 equity investment.

"ConocoPhillips continues to execute well on our returns-focused value proposition,” said Ryan Lance, chairman and chief executive officer. “For the third consecutive quarter, we achieved record production and, with the purchase of the remaining 50% interest in Surmont, raised our full-year guidance. In September, we further progressed our global LNG strategy by securing regasification capacity in the Netherlands. In October, several international projects reached first production, positioning us for 2024 and beyond. And today we announced a 14% increase in our quarterly ordinary dividend, consistent with our long-term objective to deliver top quartile growth relative to the S&P 500."

Third-Quarter Highlights and Recent Announcements

  • Increased the quarterly ordinary dividend by 14% to $0.58 per share.
  • Completed the purchase of the remaining 50% interest in Surmont in October for approximately $2.7 billion as well as future contingent payments of up to $0.4 billion CAD ($0.3 billion).
  • Achieved first steam at Surmont Pad 267 and startup at the second phase of Montney’s central processing facility (CPF2) in Canada.
  • Reached first production ahead of schedule in October at Tommeliten A and partner-operated Breidablikk and Kobra East & Gekko in Norway and partner-operated Bohai Phase 4B in China.
  • Further diversified LNG portfolio by signing a 15-year throughput agreement for approximately 1.5 million tonnes per annum of regasification at the Gate LNG Terminal in the Netherlands.
  • Delivered company and Lower 48 production of 1,806 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOED) and 1,083 MBOED, respectively.
  • Generated cash provided by operating activities of $5.4 billion and cash from operations (CFO) of $5.5 billion.
  • Distributed $2.6 billion to shareholders through a three-tier framework, including $1.3 billion through the ordinary dividend and variable return of cash (VROC) and $1.3 billion through share repurchases.
  • Ended the quarter with cash and short-term investments of $9.7 billion, which included proceeds from long-term debt issuances of $2.7 billion to fund the Surmont acquisition.

Quarterly Dividend and Variable Return of Cash

ConocoPhillips announced a quarterly ordinary dividend of $0.58 per share, payable Dec. 1, 2023, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 14, 2023. ConocoPhillips paid its fourth quarter VROC of $0.60 per share on Oct. 16, 2023, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Sept. 28, 2023. Beginning in the first quarter of 2024, ConocoPhillips plans to pay its quarterly ordinary dividend and VROC concurrently and will announce such payments in the same quarter they will be paid.

Third-Quarter Review

Production for the third quarter of 2023 was 1,806 MBOED, an increase of 52 MBOED from the same period a year ago. After adjusting for impacts from closed acquisitions and dispositions, third-quarter 2023 production increased 49 MBOED or 3% from the same period a year ago. Organic growth from Lower 48 and other development programs more than offset decline and downtime.

Lower 48 delivered production of 1,083 MBOED, including 722 MBOED from the Permian, 232 MBOED from the Eagle Ford and 111 MBOED from the Bakken. In Canada, Surmont Pad 267 achieved first steam and Montney’s CPF2 came online, both in late September. Turnarounds were successfully completed in Norway and Alaska.

Earnings and adjusted earnings decreased from the third quarter of 2022 primarily due to lower prices. The company’s total average realized price was $60.05 per BOE, 28% lower than the $83.07 per BOE realized in the third quarter of 2022.

For the quarter, cash provided by operating activities was $5.4 billion. Excluding working capital, ConocoPhillips generated CFO of $5.5 billion and received proceeds of $0.2 billion primarily from the sale of a Lower 48 equity investment. In addition, the company funded $2.5 billion of capital expenditures and investments, paid $1.3 billion in ordinary dividends and VROC and repurchased $1.3 billion of shares.

Nine-Month Review

ConocoPhillips’ nine-month 2023 earnings were $8.0 billion, or $6.54 per share, compared with nine-month 2022 earnings of $15.4 billion, or $11.93 per share. Nine-month 2023 adjusted earnings were $7.8 billion, or $6.38 per share, compared with nine-month 2022 adjusted earnings of $14.0 billion, or $10.79 per share.

Production for the first nine months of 2023 was 1,801 MBOED, an increase of 70 MBOED from the same period a year ago. After adjusting for impacts from closed acquisitions and dispositions, production increased 72 MBOED or 4% from the same period a year ago. Organic growth from Lower 48 and other development programs more than offset decline and downtime.

Earnings and adjusted earnings for the first nine months of 2023 decreased from the same period a year ago primarily due to lower prices. The company’s total realized price during this period was $58.45 per BOE, 29% lower than the $82.82 per BOE realized in the first nine months of 2022.

In the first nine months of 2023, cash provided by operating activities was $14.7 billion. Excluding a $1.2 billion change in working capital, ConocoPhillips generated CFO of $15.9 billion and received disposition proceeds of $0.6 billion. The company funded $8.4 billion of capital expenditures and investments, repurchased $4.3 billion of shares and paid $4.2 billion in ordinary dividends and VROC.

Outlook

All guidance has been updated to reflect the acquisition of an additional 50% interest in Surmont but excludes any impacts from the previously announced APLNG transaction.

Fourth-quarter 2023 production is expected to be 1.86 to 1.90 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MMBOED). Full-year production is expected to be approximately 1.82 MMBOED, as compared to prior guidance of 1.80 to 1.81 MMBOED, due to the Surmont acquisition.

Full-year guidance for adjusted operating cost was updated to $8.6 billion versus the prior guidance of $8.3 billion, reflecting the increased working interest at Surmont, increased Lower 48 non-operated activity and inflationary impacts primarily in the Lower 48. Full-year guidance for depreciation, depletion and amortization was updated to $8.3 billion versus prior guidance of $8.2 billion primarily due to the Surmont acquisition.

Full-year guidance for capital and adjusted corporate segment net loss remains unchanged.

ConocoPhillips will host a conference call today at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss this announcement. To listen to the call and view related presentation materials and supplemental information, go to www.conocophillips.com/investor. A recording and transcript of the call will be posted afterward.

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About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 13 countries, $94 billion of total assets, and approximately 9,800 employees at Sept. 30, 2023. Production averaged 1,801 MBOED for the nine months ended Sept. 30, 2023, and proved reserves were 6.6 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2022.

For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.

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Unless legally required, ConocoPhillips expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information – To supplement the presentation of the company’s financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this news release and the accompanying supplemental financial information contain certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including adjusted earnings (calculated on a consolidated and on a segment-level basis), adjusted earnings per share (EPS), cash from operations (CFO), adjusted operating costs and adjusted corporate segment net loss.

The company believes that the non-GAAP measure adjusted earnings (both on an aggregate and a per-share basis), adjusted operating costs and adjusted corporate segment net loss are useful to investors to help facilitate comparisons of the company’s operating performance associated with the company’s core business operations across periods on a consistent basis and with the performance and cost structures of peer companies by excluding items that do not directly relate to the company’s core business operations. Adjusted earnings is defined as earnings removing the impact of special items. Adjusted EPS is a measure of the company’s diluted net earnings per share excluding special items. Adjusted operating costs is defined as the sum of production and operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, exploration general and administrative expenses, geological and geophysical, lease rentals and other exploration expenses, adjusted to exclude expenses that do not directly relate to the company’s core business operations and are included as adjustments to arrive at adjusted earnings to the extent those adjustments impact operating costs. Adjusted corporate segment net loss is defined as corporate and other segment earnings adjusted for special items. The company further believes that the non-GAAP measure CFO is useful to investors to help understand changes in cash provided by operating activities excluding the timing effects associated with operating working capital changes across periods on a consistent basis and with the performance of peer companies. The company believes that the above-mentioned non-GAAP measures, when viewed in combination with the company’s results prepared in accordance with GAAP, provides a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting the company’s business and performance. The company’s Board of Directors and management also use these non-GAAP measures to analyze the company’s operating performance across periods when overseeing and managing the company’s business.

Each of the non-GAAP measures included in this news release and the accompanying supplemental financial information has limitations as an analytical tool and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of the company’s results calculated in accordance with GAAP. In addition, because not all companies use identical calculations, the company’s presentation of non-GAAP measures in this news release and the accompanying supplemental financial information may not be comparable to similarly titled measures disclosed by other companies, including companies in our industry. The company may also change the calculation of any of the non-GAAP measures included in this news release and the accompanying supplemental financial information from time to time in light of its then existing operations to include other adjustments that may impact its operations.

Reconciliations of each non-GAAP measure presented in this news release to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP are included in the release.

Other Terms – This news release also contains the term pro forma underlying production. Pro forma underlying production reflects the impact of closed acquisitions and closed dispositions as of September 30, 2023. The impact of closed acquisitions and dispositions assumes a closing date of January 1, 2022. The company believes that underlying production is useful to investors to compare production reflecting the impact of closed acquisitions and dispositions on a consistent go-forward basis across periods and with peer companies. Return of capital is defined as the total of the ordinary dividend, share repurchases and variable return of cash (VROC).

References in the release to earnings refer to net income.

    ConocoPhillips Table 1: Reconciliation of earnings to adjusted earnings $ Millions, Except as Indicated  

3Q23

 

3Q22

 

2023 YTD

 

2022 YTD

Pre-tax

Income tax

After-tax

Per share of common stock (dollars)

 

Pre-tax

Income tax

After-tax

Per share of common stock (dollars)

 

Pre-tax

Income tax

After-tax

Per share of common stock (dollars)

 

Pre-tax

Income tax

After-tax

Per share of common stock (dollars)

Earnings

$

2,798

 

2.32

 

$

4,527

3.55

$

7,950

 

 

6.54

 

$

15,431

 

11.93

 

Adjustments: (Gain) loss on asset sales1

(94

)

(6

)

 

(100

)

(0.08

)

70

 

(16

)

 

54

0.04

(94

)

(6

)

 

(100

)

 

(0.08

)

(947

)

94

 

 

(853

)

(0.66

)

Tax adjustments

-

 

(144

)

 

(144

)

(0.12

)

-

 

-

 

 

-

-

-

 

(144

)

 

(144

)

 

(0.12

)

-

 

(407

)

 

(407

)

(0.33

)

(Gain) loss on CVE shares

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

-

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

(251

)

-

 

 

(251

)

(0.20

)

(Gain) loss on debt extinguishment and exchange fees

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

-

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

(44

)

52

 

 

8

 

0.01

 

Transaction and restructuring expenses

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

-

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

28

 

(8

)

 

20

 

0.02

 

(Gain) Loss on FX derivative

59

 

(12

)

 

47

 

0.04

 

-

 

-

 

 

-

-

59

 

(12

)

 

47

 

 

0.04

 

10

 

(2

)

 

8

 

0.01

 

Pending claims and settlements

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

-

 

(20

)

29

 

 

9

0.01

-

 

-

 

 

-

 

 

-

 

(20

)

29

 

 

9

 

0.01

 

Adjusted earnings / (loss)

$

2,601

 

2.16

 

$

4,590

3.60

$

7,753

 

$

6.38

 

$

13,965

 

10.79

 

1Includes 3Q23 divestiture of Lower 48 equity investment. The income tax effects of the special items are primarily calculated based on the statutory rate of the jurisdiction in which the discrete item resides. ConocoPhillips Table 2: Reconciliation of reported production to pro forma underlying production In MBOED, Except as Indicated  

3Q23

3Q22

 

2023 YTD 2022 YTD Total Reported ConocoPhillips Production

1,806

1,754

 

1,801

 

1,731

 

  Closed Dispositions1

-

(12

)

(1

)

(27

)

Closed Acquisitions 2

-

15

 

-

 

17

 

Total Pro Forma Underlying Production

1,806

1,757

 

1,800

 

1,721

 

  Estimated Uplift from 2 to 3 stream conversion3

-

-

 

-

 

7

 

  1Includes production related to the 2022 Indonesia disposition and various Lower 48 dispositions. 2Includes production related to the acquisitions related to additional 10% shareholding interest in APLNG, additional 4% shareholding interest in Libya and a Lower 48 bolt-on acquisition. 3Estimated production impacts from the conversion of Concho two-stream contracted volumes to a three-stream (crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids) reporting basis, which are not included in Total Production and Total Underlying Production. ConocoPhillips

Table 3: Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

 

 

3Q23

2023 YTD

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

5,445

 

14,702

 

Adjustments:

 

 

Net operating working capital changes

(23

)

(1,151

)

Cash from operations

5,468

 

15,853

 

  ConocoPhillips Table 4: Reconciliation of production and operating expenses to adjusted operating costs $ Millions, Except as Indicated   2023 FY Guidance   Production and operating expenses

~7,700

Selling, general and administrative (G&A) expenses

~700

Exploration G&A, G&G and lease rentals

~200

Operating costs

~8,600

 

Adjustments to exclude special items:

 

None

-

Adjusted operating costs

~8,600

 

 

 

ConocoPhillips

 

Table 5: Reconciliation of adjusted corporate segment net loss

 

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

 

 

2023 FY Guidance

 

Corporate and Other earnings

~(850)

 

Adjustments to exclude special items:

 

(Gain) loss on FX derivative

~60

Income tax on special items

~(10)

Adjusted corporate segment net loss

~(800)

 

 

Dennis Nuss (media) 281-293-1149 dennis.nuss@conocophillips.com

Investor Relations 281-293-5000 investor.relations@conocophillips.com

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