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Adams Resources Announces First Quarter 2013 Earnings And Initiates Quarterly Dividend

HOUSTON, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., (NYSE Amex - AE), announced first quarter 2013 unaudited net earnings of $8,015,000 or $1.90 per common share on revenues of $953,501,000.  This compares to unaudited first quarter 2012 net earnings of $6,575,000 or $1.56 per common share.  Net cash utilized by operating activities totaled $10,868,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2013 as the Company used a portion of its available cash balances to secure additional crude oil supply.

Frank T. "Chip" Webster, President and Chief Executive Officer, commented that demand within the Company's crude oil marketing segment remained strong during the first quarter of 2013, leading to the favorable results. 

A summary of operating results follows:  


First Quarter


2013

2012




Operating Earnings (Expense)



Marketing

$ 13,582,000

$   8,158,000

Transportation

1,398,000

3,054,000

Oil and gas

(116,000)

402,000

Administrative expenses

(2,266,000)

(2,232,000)


12,598,000

9,382,000

Interest income (expense), net

36,000

20,000

Income tax (provision) benefit

(4,607,000)

(3,352,000)

Discontinued operation earnings (loss)

(12,000)

525,000




Net earnings

$   8,015,000

$   6,575,000

Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. also announced it will begin paying dividends quarterly, replacing its previous practice of paying an annual dividend only.  The Board of Directors has declared an initial quarterly cash dividend in the amount of $.22 (22 cents) per common share, payable on June 17, 2013 to shareholders of record as of June 3, 2013. 

The Company's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2013 will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 9, 2013 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, (b) fluctuations in hydrocarbon 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 of capital, (j) changes in regulations, (k) results of current items of litigation, (l) uninsured items of litigation or losses, (m) uncertainty in reserve estimates and cash flows, (n) ability to replace oil and gas reserves, (o) security issues related to drivers and terminal facilities, (p) commodity price volatility, (q) demand for chemical based trucking operations, (r) successful completion of drilling activity, (s) financial soundness of customers and suppliers and (t) adverse world economic conditions.  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 EARNINGS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

 


Three Months Ended


March 31,

March 31,


2013

2012




Revenues

$   953,501

$   877,489




Costs, expenses and other

(940,867)

(868,087)

Income tax (provision)

(4,607)

(3,352)




Earnings from continuing operations

8,027

6,050

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

(12)

525

Net earnings

$       8,015

$       6,575




Earnings (loss) per share:



From continuing operations

$          1.90

$          1.43

From discontinued operations

-

.13

Basic and diluted net earnings per common share

1.90

1.56




Dividends per common share

$               -

$               -

 

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)

 


March 31,

December 31,


2013

2012




ASSETS



Cash and marketable securities

$        32,503

$        47,239

Other current assets

292,763

277,317

Total current assets

325,266

324,556




Net property & equipment

88,417

90,712

Deposits and other assets

4,135

4,233


$      417,818

$      419,501




LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



Total current liabilities

$      255,799

$      266,082

Deferred tax and other liabilities

18,146

17,561

Shareholders' equity

143,873

135,858


$      417,818

$      419,501

 

Rick Abshire
(713) 881-3609

SOURCE Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.



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