The firm’s asset sale gains of $200 million and pension settlement costs of $81 million were included in the current quarter, while foreign currency effects increased earnings by $305 million.
Chevron listed adjusted earnings of $5.7 billion in the 3rd quarter of 2021 compared to adjusted earnings of $340 million in the 3rd quarter last year.
Sales and other operating revenues in the 3rd quarter of 2021 were $43 billion, compared to $24 billion in the year-ago period.
Mike Wirth, Chevron’s CEO, commented:
- 3rd-quarter earnings were the highest since 1st quarter 2013 largely due to improved market conditions, strong operational performance and a lower cost structure
- Our free cash flow during the quarter was the best ever reported by the company
- We paid dividends of $2.6 billion, reduced debt by $5.6 billion, and repurchased $625 million of shares during the quarter
The company’s cash flow from operations in the 1st 9 months of 2021 was $19.7 billion, compared with $8.3 billion in 2020.
Capital and exploratory expenditures in the 1st 9 months of 2021 were $8.1 billion, compared with $10.3 billion in 2020 with expenditures for upstream representing 84 per cent of the company-wide total in 2021.
Author: Melisa Cavcic