Adams

Resources & Energy, Inc.


Rick Abshire
(713) 881-3609
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


ADAMS RESOURCES ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND AND
FIRST QUARTER 2016 EARNINGS


Houston (May 6, 2016) -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., (NYSE MKT: AE), announced first quarter 2016 unaudited net earnings of $1,430,000 or $.34 per common share on revenues of $250,531,000. This compares to first quarter 2015 unaudited net earnings of $3,097,000 or $.73 per common share. Net cash utilized in operating activities totaled $2,358,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2016 as the Company expended cash for strategic crude oil inventory purchases in order to take advantage of the difference between current and forward month commodity futures prices.

Thomas S. Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, attributed the current earnings reduction to sharp competition for available crude oil supplies within the Company’s areas of operation. Lower crude oil prices curtailed active drilling by suppliers which, in turn, reduced available supplies. The Company is experiencing both reduced volumes and unit margins as a result. The Company also saw reduced activity within its common carrier chemical transportation business consistent with a slowing U.S. economy. Mr. Smith added that the Company seeks to be a low cost competitor and this, combined with strong liquidity, will leave the Company in favorable position when market conditions rebound.

A summary of operating results follows:

 

First Quarter

 

2016

2015

Operating Earnings (Expense)

   

Crude oil marketing...........................................

$   4,648,000

$   8,848,000

Transportation...................................................

         173,000

      1,125,000

Oil and gas........................................................

        (282,000)

     (1,725,000)

Administrative   expenses...................................

     (2,200,000)

     (3,331,000)

 

      2,339,000

      4,917,000

Interest income (expense), net ............................

         103,000

           74,000

Equity investments, net of tax...............................

        (124,000)

-

Income tax (provision) .........................................

        (888,000)

     (1,894,000)

Net earnings .........................................................

$   1,430,000

$   3,097,000


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 June 17, 2016 to shareholders of record as of June 3, 2016.

The Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2016 will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 9, 2016 and will be available on the Company’s website at “adamsresources.com.”

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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 EARNINGS

(In thousands, except per share data)

 

Three Months Ended

 

March   31,

March   31,

 

2016

2015

     

Revenues

$   250,531

$   555,573

     

Costs, expenses and   other

     (248,213)

     (550,582)

Income tax   (provision)

            (888)

         (1,894)

     

Net earnings

$       1,430

$       3,097

     

Earnings per share:

   

Basic   and diluted net earnings per common share

$            .34

$            .73

     

Dividends per common share

$            .22

$            .22

UNAUDITED   CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)

 

March   31,

December 31,

 

2016

2015

     

ASSETS

   

Cash   and marketable securities

$        83,099

  $        91,877

Other   current assets

           89,321

            84,660

Total   current assets

         172,420

          176,537

     

Net   property & equipment

           56,624

            59,715

Deposits   and other assets

             8,871

              6,963

 

$      237,915

  $      243,215

     

LIABILITIES   AND EQUITY

   

Total   current liabilities

$        75,797

  $        80,197

Deferred   tax and other liabilities

             9,106

            10,508

Shareholders’   equity

         153,012

          152,510

 

$      237,915

  $      243,215