Adams Resources Announces Dividend and Third Quarter 2015 Earnings

Nov 05, 2015, 17:39 ET from Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.

HOUSTON, Nov. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT: AE) announced a third quarter 2015 unaudited net loss of $308,000 or $0.07 per common share.  The current loss compares to third quarter 2014 unaudited net earnings of $3,855,000 or $.92 per common share.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2015, net earnings were $7,129,000 or $1.69 per common share.  

Thomas S. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, attributed the current loss to reduced prices for crude oil and natural gas produced and sold. The Company also experienced narrowed margins and reduced volumes within its marketing and transportation segments. Falling crude oil prices also caused a $2.5 million non-cash write down in the carrying value of crude oil inventories.  In addition, the comparative third quarter of 2014 benefited from a $2,198,000 pre-tax gain on the sale of certain producing oil and gas properties.  Mr. Smith added that net cash flow from operations remained sound at $23.5 million for the first nine months of 2015.  The Company has curtailed oil and gas exploration efforts and available cash balances increased from $80,184,000 at December 31, 2014 to $95,235,000 at September 30, 2015.

A summary of operating results is as follows:


Third Quarter


2015

2014

Operating Earnings (Expense)



Marketing

$     3,715,000

$      5,041,000

Transportation

918,000

1,464,000

Oil and gas

(2,909,000)

1,527,000

Administrative expenses

(2,101,000)

(2,300,000)


(377,000)

5,732,000

Interest income, net

63,000

116,000

Income tax (provision) benefit

6,000

(1,993,000)




Net earnings (loss)

$      (308,000)

$      3,855,000

 

The Company also announced that its Board of Directors declared a quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $.22 (twenty-two cents) per common share, payable on December 16, 2015 to shareholders of record as of December 2, 2015. 

The Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2015 will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 6, 2015 and will be available on the Company's website at adamsresources.com.

The information in this release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate. A number of factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated.  Such factors include, among others, (a) general economic conditions and potential adverse world economic conditions, (b) fluctuations in hydrocarbon commodity prices and margins, (c) variations between commodity contract volumes and actual delivery volumes, (d) unanticipated environmental liabilities or regulatory changes, (e) counterparty credit default, (f) inability to obtain bank and/or trade credit support, (g) availability and cost of insurance, (h) changes in tax laws, (i) the availability and cost of capital, (j) results of current items of litigation, (k) uninsured items of litigation or losses, (l) uncertainty in reserve estimates and cash flows, (n) successful drilling activity and the ability to replace oil and gas reserves, (m) security issues related to drivers and terminal facilities, (o) demand for chemical based trucking operations, (p) financial soundness of customers and suppliers.  These and other risks are described in the Company's reports that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)



Nine Months Ended

Three Months Ended


September 30,

September 30,


2015

2014

2015

2014






Revenues

$    1,596,024

$  3,283,090

$       439,893

$  1,173,970






Costs, expenses and other

(1,584,331)

(3,262,667)

(440,207)

(1,168,122)

Income tax (provision) benefit

(4,564)

(7,230)

6

(1,993)






Net earnings (loss)

$           7,129

$       13,193

$            (308)

$         3,855











Earnings (loss) per common share:





    Basic and diluted net earnings





(loss) per common share

$              1.69

$           3.13

$              (.07)

$             .92






Dividends per common share

$                .66

$             .66

$               .22

$             .22

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)


September 30,

December 31,


2015

2014




ASSETS



Cash and marketable securities

$         95,235

$        80,184

Other current assets

117,794

170,761

Total current assets

213,029

250,945




Net property & equipment

69,866

84,871

Deposits and other assets

5,906

4,998


$       288,801

$      340,814




LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



Total current liabilities

$       113,364

$      168,603

Other long-term liabilities

13,595

14,714

Shareholders' equity

161,842

157,497


$       288,801

$      340,814

 

Rick Abshire (713) 881-3609

 

SOURCE Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.