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Chevron Reports Second Quarter Net Income of $3.4 Billion

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  • Second quarter cash flow from operations $6.9 billion; $11.9
    billion for six months
  • Announces share repurchases, targeted at $3 billion per year
  • Starts up fifth LNG train in Australia

Chevron Corporation (NYSE:CVX) today reported earnings of $3.4 billion
($1.78 per share – diluted) for second quarter 2018, compared with $1.5
billion ($0.77 per share – diluted) in the second quarter of 2017.
Included in the current quarter was a receivable write-down of $270
million charged to operating expense. Foreign currency effects increased
earnings in the 2018 second quarter by $265 million, compared with an
increase of $3 million a year earlier.

Sales and other operating revenues in second quarter 2018 were $40
billion, compared to $33 billion in the year-ago period.

Earnings Summary

 
 

Three Months
Ended June 30

 

Six Months
Ended June 30

Millions of dollars   2018   2017   2018   2017
Earnings by business segment      
Upstream $ 3,295 $ 853 $ 6,647 $ 2,370
Downstream 838 1,195 1,566 2,121
All Other     (724 )     (598 )     (1,166 )     (359 )

Total (1)(2)

  $

3,409

    $ 1,450     $ 7,047     $ 4,132  
(1) Includes foreign currency effects $ 265 $ 3 $ 394 $ (238 )
(2) Net income attributable to Chevron Corporation (See Attachment 1)

"Second quarter earnings were up significantly from a year ago," said
Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth. "Results in 2018 benefited from higher
crude oil prices, strong operations and higher production."

"Our cash flow continues to improve with higher upstream margins and
volumes, combined with disciplined spending," Wirth added. "This enables
us to initiate share repurchases, which are expected to be $3 billion
per year based on our current outlook."

"We reached a milestone in Australia with the start of production from
Wheatstone Train Two. All five trains in our Australian LNG projects are
now operating.

"In downstream, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC, the company's 50
percent-owned affiliate, ramped up its recently completed ethane cracker
at Cedar Bayou to design capacity.

"We continue to make good progress with our portfolio optimization
efforts," Wirth continued. "In the second quarter, the company completed
the sales of its upstream interests in the Elk Hills Field in California
and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Additionally, in July we
announced our intent to market our U.K. Central North Sea assets."

UPSTREAM

Worldwide net oil-equivalent production was 2.83 million barrels per day
in second quarter 2018, compared with 2.78 million barrels per day from
a year ago. Growth from project start-ups and ramp-ups was partially
offset by asset sales and production entitlement effects.

U.S. Upstream

 

Three Months
Ended June 30

 

Six Months
Ended June 30

Millions of dollars   2018   2017   2018   2017
Earnings   $ 838   $ (102 )   $ 1,486   $ (22 )

U.S. upstream operations earned $838 million in second quarter 2018,
compared with a loss of $102 million from a year earlier. The
improvement reflected higher realizations, lower impairment charges and
higher crude oil production, partially offset by lower gains on asset
sales.

The company's average sales price per barrel of crude oil and natural
gas liquids was $59 in second quarter 2018, up from $41 a year earlier.
The average sales price of natural gas was $1.61 per thousand cubic feet
in second quarter 2018, compared with $2.32 in last year's second
quarter.

Net oil-equivalent production of 739,000 barrels per day in second
quarter 2018 was up 38,000 barrels per day from a year earlier.
Production increases from shale and tight properties in the Permian
Basin in Texas and New Mexico were partially offset by the impact of
asset sales of 54,000 barrels per day. The net liquids component of
oil-equivalent production in second quarter 2018 increased 8 percent to
575,000 barrels per day, while net natural gas production decreased 5
percent to 980 million cubic feet per day.

International Upstream

 

Three Months
Ended June 30

 

Six Months
Ended June 30

Millions of dollars   2018   2017   2018   2017
Earnings*   $ 2,457   $ 955     $ 5,161   $ 2,392  
*Includes foreign currency effects $ 217   $ (4 )   $ 337   $ (278 )

International upstream operations earned $2.46 billion in second quarter
2018, compared with $955 million a year ago. The increase in earnings
was mainly due to higher crude oil and natural gas realizations, and
higher natural gas sales volumes, partially offset by higher operating
expenses, lower crude oil sales volumes, and higher tax expenses.
Foreign currency effects had a favorable impact on earnings of $221
million between periods.

The average sales price for crude oil and natural gas liquids in second
quarter 2018 was $68 per barrel, up from $45 a year earlier. The average
sales price of natural gas was $5.64 per thousand cubic feet in the
quarter, compared with $4.39 in last year's second quarter.

Net oil-equivalent production of 2.09 million barrels per day in second
quarter 2018 was up 8,000 barrels per day from a year earlier.
Production increases from major capital projects, primarily Wheatstone
and Gorgon in Australia, were partially offset by production entitlement
effects in several locations, normal field declines and the impact of
asset sales of 24,000 barrels per day. The net liquids component of
oil-equivalent production decreased 6 percent to 1.15 million barrels
per day in the 2018 second quarter, while net natural gas production
increased 10 percent to 5.64 billion cubic feet per day.

DOWNSTREAM

U.S. Downstream

 

Three Months
Ended June 30

 

Six Months
Ended June 30

Millions of dollars   2018   2017   2018   2017
Earnings   $ 657   $ 634   $ 1,099   $ 1,103

U.S. downstream operations earned $657 million in second quarter 2018,
compared with earnings of $634 million a year earlier. The increase was
primarily due to higher margins on refined product sales, lower tax
expense, and higher equity earnings from the 50 percent-owned Chevron
Phillips Chemical Company LLC. These increases were partially offset by
higher operating expenses, primarily due to planned turnaround activity.

Refinery crude oil input in second quarter 2018 decreased 8 percent to
856,000 barrels per day from the year-ago period, primarily due to
planned turnaround activity. Refined product sales of 1.24 million
barrels per day were unchanged from second quarter 2017. Branded
gasoline sales of 525,000 barrels per day decreased 3 percent from the
2017 period.

International Downstream

 

Three Months
Ended June 30

 

Six Months
Ended June 30

Millions of dollars   2018   2017   2018   2017
Earnings*   $ 181   $ 561   $ 467   $ 1,018  
*Includes foreign currency effects $ 44   $ 3   $ 55   $ (43 )

International downstream operations earned $181 million in second
quarter 2018, compared with $561 million a year earlier. The decrease in
earnings was largely due to lower margins on refined product sales, in
part due to negative inventory effects, partially offset by lower
operating expenses. The sale of the company's Canadian refining and
marketing business in third quarter 2017 contributed to the lower
margins and operating expenses. Foreign currency effects had a favorable
impact on earnings of $41 million between periods.

Refinery crude oil input of 739,000 barrels per day in second quarter
2018 increased 13,000 barrels per day from the year-ago period, mainly
due to the absence of the 2017 crude unit maintenance at the Star
Petroleum Refining Company in Thailand and GS Caltex in South Korea,
partially offset by the sale of the company's Canadian refining asset in
third quarter 2017.

Total refined product sales of 1.48 million barrels per day in second
quarter 2018 were up 2 percent from the year-ago period, primarily due
to higher fuel oil and jet fuel sales, partially offset by lower
gasoline and diesel sales.

ALL OTHER

  Three Months

Ended June 30

  Six Months

Ended June 30

Millions of dollars   2018   2017   2018   2017
Net Charges*   $ (724 )   $ (598 )   $ (1,166 )   $ (359 )
*Includes foreign currency effects $ 4   $ 4   $ 2   $ 83

All Other consists of worldwide cash management and debt financing
activities, corporate administrative functions, insurance operations,
real estate activities and technology companies.

Net charges in second quarter 2018 were $724 million, compared with $598
million in the year-ago period. The change between periods was mainly
due to higher interest expense. Foreign currency effects were unchanged
between periods.

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS

Cash flow from operations in the first six months of 2018 was $11.9
billion, compared with $8.7 billion in the corresponding 2017 period.
Excluding working capital effects, cash flow from operations in 2018 was
$14.2 billion, compared with $10.0 billion in the corresponding 2017
period. The 2017 results were retrospectively adjusted to conform to new
accounting standards that became effective for the company in first
quarter 2018.

CAPITAL AND EXPLORATORY EXPENDITURES

Capital and exploratory expenditures in the first six months of 2018
were $9.2 billion, compared with $8.9 billion in the corresponding 2017
period. The amounts included $2.7 billion in 2018 and $2.1 billion in
2017 for the company's share of expenditures by affiliates, which did
not require cash outlays by the company. Expenditures for upstream
represented 88 percent of the companywide total in the first six months
of 2018.

NOTICE

Chevron's discussion of second quarter 2018 earnings with security
analysts will take place on Friday, July 27, 2018, at 8:00 a.m. PDT. A
webcast of the meeting will be available in a listen-only mode to
individual investors, media, and other interested parties on Chevron's
Website at
www.chevron.com
under the "Investors" section. Additional financial and operating
information and other complementary materials will be available under
"Events and Presentations" in the "Investors" section on the Chevron
Website.

As used in this press release, the term "Chevron" and such terms as
"the company," "the corporation," "our," "we," "us" and "its" may refer
to Chevron Corporation, one or more of its consolidated subsidiaries, or
to all of them taken as a whole. All of these terms are used for
convenience only and are not intended as a precise description of any of
the separate companies, each of which manages its own affairs.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENTS RELEVANT TO FORWARD-LOOKING INFORMATION FOR THE
PURPOSE OF "SAFE HARBOR" PROVISIONS OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION
REFORM ACT OF 1995

This press release contains forward-looking statements relating to
Chevron's operations that are based on management's current
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are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain
risks, uncertainties and other factors, many of which are beyond the
company's control and are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual
outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or
forecasted in such forward-looking statements. The reader should not
place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak
only as of the date of this press release. Unless legally required,
Chevron undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking
statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or
otherwise.

Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those in the forward-looking statements are: changing
crude oil and natural gas prices; changing refining, marketing and
chemicals margins; the company's ability to realize anticipated cost
savings and expenditure reductions; actions of competitors or
regulators; timing of exploration expenses; timing of crude oil
liftings; the competitiveness of alternate-energy sources or product
substitutes; technological developments; the results of operations and
financial condition of the company's suppliers, vendors, partners and
equity affiliates, particularly during extended periods of low prices
for crude oil and natural gas; the inability or failure of the company's
joint-venture partners to fund their share of operations and development
activities; the potential failure to achieve expected net production
from existing and future crude oil and natural gas development projects;
potential delays in the development, construction or start-up of planned
projects; the potential disruption or interruption of the company's
operations due to war, accidents, political events, civil unrest, severe
weather, cyber threats and terrorist acts, crude oil production quotas
or other actions that might be imposed by the Organization of Petroleum
Exporting Countries, or other natural or human causes beyond the
company's control; changing economic, regulatory and political
environments in the various countries in which the company operates;
general domestic and international economic and political conditions;
the potential liability for remedial actions or assessments under
existing or future environmental regulations and litigation; significant
operational, investment or product changes required by existing or
future environmental statutes and regulations, including international
agreements and national or regional legislation and regulatory measures
to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the potential liability
resulting from other pending or future litigation; the company's future
acquisition or disposition of assets or shares or the delay or failure
of such transactions to close based on required closing conditions; the
potential for gains and losses from asset dispositions or impairments;
government-mandated sales, divestitures, recapitalizations,
industry-specific taxes, tariffs, changes in fiscal terms or
restrictions on scope of company operations; foreign currency movements
compared with the U.S. dollar; material reductions in corporate
liquidity and access to debt markets; the impact of the 2017 U.S. tax
legislation on the company's future results; the effects of changed
accounting rules under generally accepted accounting principles
promulgated by rule-setting bodies; the company's ability to identify
and mitigate the risks and hazards inherent in operating in the global
energy industry; and the factors set forth under the heading "Risk
Factors" on pages 19 through 22 of the company's 2017 Annual Report on
Form 10-K. Other unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this
press release could also have material adverse effects on
forward-looking statements.

 

CHEVRON CORPORATION - FINANCIAL REVIEW
(Millions of
Dollars, Except Per-Share Amounts)

Attachment 1
         

 

 
 

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME

(unaudited)

Three Months
Ended June 30

 

Six Months
Ended June 30

REVENUES AND OTHER INCOME 2018   2017 2018 2017
Sales and other operating revenues (1) $ 40,491 $ 32,877 $ 76,459 $ 64,401
Income from equity affiliates 1,493 1,316 3,130 2,466
Other income 252 287 411 1,034
Total Revenues and Other Income 42,236 34,480 80,000 67,901
COSTS AND OTHER DEDUCTIONS
Purchased crude oil and products 24,744 18,325 45,977 35,831
Operating, selling, general and administrative expenses (2) 6,230 5,517 11,654 10,913
Exploration expenses 177 125 335 269
Depreciation, depletion and amortization 4,498 5,311 8,787 9,505
Taxes other than on income (1) 1,363 3,065 2,707 5,936
Interest and debt expense 217 48 376 99
Other components of net periodic benefit costs (2) 102 136 186 266
Total Costs and Other Deductions 37,331 32,527 70,022 62,819
Income Before Income Tax Expense 4,905 1,953 9,978 5,082
Income tax expense 1,483 487 2,897 917
Net Income 3,422 1,466 7,081 4,165
Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests 13 16 34 33

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO CHEVRON CORPORATION

$ 3,409 $ 1,450 $ 7,047 $ 4,132
 
PER-SHARE OF COMMON STOCK
Net Income Attributable to Chevron Corporation
- Basic $ 1.79 $ 0.77 $ 3.71 $ 2.20
- Diluted $ 1.78 $ 0.77 $ 3.68 $ 2.18
Dividends $ 1.12 $ 1.08 $ 2.24 $ 2.16
 
Weighted Average Number of Shares Outstanding (000's)
- Basic 1,900,375 1,881,019 1,898,194 1,880,200
- Diluted 1,918,949 1,893,014 1,916,099 1,894,197
 
(1) The three-month and six-month comparative periods ended June 30,
2017, include excise, value-added and similar taxes of $1,771
million and $3,448 million, respectively, collected on behalf of
third parties. Beginning in 2018, these taxes are netted in "Taxes
other than on income" in accordance with ASU 2014-09.

(2)

2017 adjusted to conform to ASU 2017-07 - Employee Compensation
(Topic 715).

 
 

CHEVRON CORPORATION - FINANCIAL REVIEW
(Millions of
Dollars)

(unaudited)

Attachment 2

 

         

 

 
 

EARNINGS BY MAJOR OPERATING AREA

Three Months
Ended June 30

Six Months
Ended June 30

2018 2017 2018 2017
Upstream
United States $ 838 $ (102 ) $ 1,486 $ (22 )
International 2,457   955   5,161   2,392  
Total Upstream 3,295   853   6,647   2,370  
Downstream
United States 657 634 1,099 1,103
International 181   561   467   1,018  
Total Downstream 838   1,195   1,566   2,121  
All Other (1) (724 ) (598 ) (1,166 ) (359 )
Total (2) $ 3,409   $ 1,450   $ 7,047   $ 4,132  
 
 

SELECTED BALANCE SHEET ACCOUNT DATA

Jun 30,
2018

Dec 31,
2017

Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 7,628 $ 4,813
Marketable Securities $ 58 $ 9
Total Assets $ 257,929 $ 253,806
Total Debt $ 38,517 $ 38,763
Total Chevron Corporation Stockholders' Equity $ 152,198 $ 148,124
 

Six Months
Ended June 30

CASH FLOW FROM OPERATIONS (Preliminary) (3)

2018 2017
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities $ 11,898 $ 8,748
Net Decrease (Increase) in Operating Working Capital $ (2,287 ) $ (1,254 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities Excluding Working Capital $ 14,185 $ 10,002
 

Three Months
Ended June 30

Six Months
Ended June 30

CAPITAL AND EXPLORATORY EXPENDITURES (4)

  2018 2017 2018 2017
United States
Upstream $ 1,687 $ 1,154 $ 3,263 $ 2,205
Downstream 379 361 778 682
Other 48   35   84   69  
Total United States 2,114 1,550 4,125 2,956
 
International
Upstream 2,572 2,870 4,885 5,786
Downstream 128 118 209 187
Other 2   -   2   1  
Total International 2,702   2,988   5,096   5,974  
Worldwide $ 4,816   $ 4,538   $ 9,221   $ 8,930  
 

(1)

Includes worldwide cash management and debt financing activities,
corporate administrative functions, insurance operations, real
estate activities, and technology companies.

(2)

Net Income (Loss) Attributable to Chevron Corporation (See
Attachment 1).

(3)

2017 adjusted to conform to Accounting Standards Updates 2016-05
and 2016-18 - Statement of Cash Flow (Topic 230).

(4)

Includes interest in affiliates:

United States $ 49 $ 169 $ 157 $ 346
International 1,360   1,030   2,547   1,792  
Total $ 1,409   $ 1,199   $ 2,704   $ 2,138  
 
 
CHEVRON CORPORATION - FINANCIAL REVIEW Attachment 3
             

OPERATING STATISTICS (1)

Three Months
Ended June 30

Six Months
Ended June 30

NET LIQUIDS PRODUCTION (MB/D): (2) 2018 2017 2018 2017
United States 575 530 571 517
International 1,148 1,221 1,167 1,213
Worldwide 1,723 1,751 1,738 1,730
 
NET NATURAL GAS PRODUCTION (MMCF/D): (3)
United States 980 1,027 986 1,017
International 5,636 5,144 5,618 4,973
Worldwide 6,616 6,171 6,604 5,990
 
TOTAL NET OIL-EQUIVALENT PRODUCTION (MB/D): (4)
United States 739 701 736 686
International 2,087 2,079 2,103 2,042
Worldwide 2,826 2,780 2,839 2,728
 
SALES OF NATURAL GAS (MMCF/D):
United States 3,289 3,265 3,349 3,204
International 4,979 5,142 5,225 5,038
Worldwide 8,268 8,407 8,574 8,242
 
SALES OF NATURAL GAS LIQUIDS (MB/D):
United States 190 154 173 145
International 97 104 96 96
Worldwide 287 258 269 241
 
SALES OF REFINED PRODUCTS (MB/D):
United States 1,243 1,237 1,214 1,195
International (5) 1,475 1,451 1,456 1,448
Worldwide 2,718 2,688 2,670 2,643
 
REFINERY INPUT (MB/D):
United States 856 928 892 920
International 739 726 726 740
Worldwide 1,595 1,654 1,618 1,660
 
(1) Includes interest in affiliates.
(2) Includes net production of synthetic oil:
Canada 50 50 52 50
Venezuela Affiliate 24 29 24 29
(3) Includes natural gas consumed in operations (MMCF/D):
United States 32 40 34 39
International 568 511 570 511

(4) Oil-equivalent production is the sum of net liquids
production, net natural gas production and synthetic production.
The oil-equivalent gas conversion ratio is 6,000 cubic feet of
natural gas = 1 barrel of crude oil.

(5) Includes share of affiliate sales (MB/D): 378 349 370 355
 

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