TotalEnergies SE TTE has reported fourth-quarter 2022 operating earnings of $2.97 (€2.93) per share, beating the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.93 per share by 1.4%.
The bottom line improved 17% from the year-ago figure of $2.55 (€2.19) per share. The year-over-year improvement was due to an increase in commodity prices.
Total revenues for the fourth quarter were $68.5 billion, up 13.6% from the $60.4 billion generated in the year-ago period.
Fourth-quarter hydrocarbon production averaged 2,812 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (kboe/d), down 1% year over year. The decline was due to the higher planned maintenance, the natural decline of fields, price effects, the withdrawal from Myanmar, the expiration of the Qatargas 1 operating license and security-related production cuts in Libya and Nigeria.
For the reported quarter, liquids production averaged 1,570 thousand barrels per day, up 4% from the year-ago period.
Quarterly gas production was 6,681 thousand cubic feet per day, down 9% year over year due to lower gas output from Africa, Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and North Africa and Europe and Central Asia.
The fourth quarter’s realized price for Brent was up 11.3% to $88.8 per barrel from $79.8 in the year-ago period. The average realized liquid price was $80.6 per barrel, up 11.2% from the year-ago figure.
Realized gas prices improved 11.9% from the prior-year quarter to $12.74 per thousand British thermal units (Btu).
Realized LNG prices improved 13% from the prior-year quarter to $14.83 per thousand Btu.
Highlights of the Release
The net operating income was $8,238 million, up 13% from the year-ago period due to higher commodity prices and refining margins.
Interest expenses for the reported quarter were $719 million, up 49% from $483 million in the year-ago period.
In fourth-quarter 2022, TotalEnergies acquired assets worth $292 million and $5,872 million for full-year 2022.
TTE bought back shares worth $2 billion in the fourth quarter and aims to repurchase $2 billion worth of shares in first-quarter 2023.
The overall fourth-quarter net income of TotalEnergies was impacted by a new impairment of $4.1 billion related to Russian assets.
Exploration & Production’s operating earnings were $3,528 million, slightly ahead of the $3,525 million from the year-ago period.
Integrated Gas, Renewable & Power’s operating income was $2,889 million, up 5% from $2,789 million in the year-ago quarter.
Refining & Chemicals’ operating income was $1,487 million, up 168.9% from $553 million in the year-ago quarter.
Marketing & Services’ operating income was $334 million, down 30% from $479 million in fourth-quarter 2021.
Cash and cash equivalents as of Dec 31, 2022, were $33.1 billion compared with $21.3 billion as of Dec 31, 2021. Net debt to capital was 12.7% at the end of fourth-quarter 2022, down from 20.1% at the end of fourth-quarter 2021.
Cash flow from operating activities at the fourth-quarter end was $5,618 million, down 51.7% from the year-ago period.
TotalEnergies expects 2023 hydrocarbon production to improve by 2% to touch 2.5 Mboe/d, primarily due to the contribution from three startups lined up to begin operation in 2023.
TotalEnergies expects to invest $16 billion in 2023, of which 32% will be allocated to further strengthening renewable operations and electricity.
TotalEnergies carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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