Adams

Resources & Energy, Inc.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Rick Abshire (713) 881-3609

 

ADAMS RESOURCES ANNOUNCES DIVIDEND AND THIRD QUARTER 2014 EARNINGS

           

Houston (November 6, 2014)--Adams Resources & Energy, Inc. (NYSE MKT-AE) announced third quarter 2014 unaudited net earnings of $3,855,000 or $0.92 per common share. Current earnings compare to unaudited third quarter 2013 net earnings of $7,156,000 or $1.70 per common share.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2014, net earnings were $13,193,000 or $3.13 per common share.  Third quarter 2014 revenues totaled $1,173,970,000 and were $3,283,090,000 for the first nine months of the year.

 

President and Chief Executive Officer, F.T. “Chip” Webster, attributed the current quarter’s earnings decline to a pre-tax, non-cash, inventory valuation loss of $4,203,000 as compared to a pre-tax inventory liquidation gain of $851,000 during the third quarter of 2013. Crude oil inventory values declined from an average of $100.63 per barrel as of June 30, 2014 to $86.06 per barrel for the September 30, 2014 valuation.  Partially offsetting the inventory variance was the oil and gas segment benefiting from a $2,198,000 pre-tax gain on the sale of certain producing oil and gas properties. 

           

A summary of operating results is as follows:                

 

Third Quarter

 

2014

2013

     

Operating Earnings (Expense)

   

Marketing................................................

    $       5,041,000

    $      11,394,000

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

            1,464,000

              1,248,000

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

            1,527,000

                 752,000

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

           (2,300,000)

             (2,248,000)

 

            5,732,000

            11,146,000

Interest income, net..........................................

               116,000

                   32,000

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

           (1,993,000)

             (3,940,000)

Discontinued operations...................................

-

                  (82,000)

     

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

    $       3,855,000

    $        7,156,000

 

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, 2014 to shareholders of record as of December 2, 2014.

 

The Company’s quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2014 will be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on November 7, 2014 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, (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 OPERATIONS

(In thousands,except per share data)

 
 

Nine Months Ended

Three Months Ended

 

September 30,

September 30,

 

2014

2013

2014

2013

         

Revenues...........................................

$      3,283,090

   $    2,977,873

$      1,173,970

  $    1,060,340

   

                     

   

Costs, expenses and other..................

       (3,262,667)

       (2,943,521)

      (1,168,122)

      (1,049,162)

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

             (7,230)

            (12,425)

             (1,993)

             (3,940)

Earnings from continuing operations

             13,193

             21,927

              3,855

              7,238

Earnings (loss) from discontinued

       

    operations .....................................

-

                (426)

-

                 (82)

         

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

$           13,193

   $        21,501

$            3,855

  $          7,156

         
         

Earnings (loss) per common share:

       

    From continuing operations.............

$              3.13

   $            5.20

$               .92

  $            1.72

    From discontinued operations.........

                     -

                 (.10)

                     -

                (.02)

   Basic and diluted net earnings

       

per common share........................

$              3.13

   $            5.10

$               .92

  $            1.70

         

Dividends per common share..............

$           .66

   $             .44

$               .22

  $             .22

 

 

 

 

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)

 

September 30,

December 31,

 

2014

2013

     

ASSETS

   

Cash and marketable securities...................................

$           97,435

  $          60,733

Other current assets....................................................

           259,018

            290,997

Total current assets...........................................

           356,453

            351,730

     

Net property & equipment...........................................

             93,631

             91,865

Deposits and other assets..........................................

              5,816

               4,487

 

$         455,900

  $        448,082

     

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

   

Total current liabilities.................................................

$         272,290

  $        272,169

Other long-term liabilities.............................................

             18,516

             21,228

Shareholders’ equity...................................................

           165,094

            154,685

 

$         455,900

  $        448,082