Produced 170 MBOEPD with 89 MBOPD, Repurchased $50 Million of Shares

Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE: MUR) today announced its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2024, including net income attributable to Murphy of $90 million, or $0.59 net income per diluted share. Excluding discontinued operations and other items affecting comparability between periods, adjusted net income attributable to Murphy was $131 million, or $0.85 adjusted net income per diluted share.

Unless otherwise noted, the financial and operating highlights and metrics discussed in this commentary exclude noncontrolling interest (NCI). 1

Highlights for the first quarter include:

  • Produced 170 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOEPD), at the high end of guidance, with 89 thousand barrels of oil per day (MBOPD) or 52 percent oil volumes
  • Repurchased $50 million of stock, or 1.3 million shares, at an average price of $39.25 per share
  • Awarded six deepwater blocks from Gulf of Mexico Federal Lease Sale 261

Subsequent to the first quarter:

  • Maintained the quarterly dividend of $0.30 per share or $1.20 per share annualized
  • Received positive outlooks from Moody’s and Fitch credit rating agencies, revised from stable outlooks

“Murphy had another solid quarter. We progressed our offshore plans and produced above expectations from our onshore assets. We advanced our 2024 onshore well delivery program, with new wells in the Eagle Ford Shale, Tupper Montney and Kaybob Duvernay either currently flowing or expected to come online in the near term. Further, our upcoming Gulf of Mexico and Vietnam exploration wells have the potential to expand our resource base,” said Roger W. Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer. “I am pleased we repurchased $50 million of stock at an average price below $40 per share, advancing our share repurchase program. I look forward to production growth as we execute our 2024 plans, leading to increased free cash flow that will continue to enhance shareholder returns.”

FIRST QUARTER 2024 RESULTS

The company recorded net income attributable to Murphy of $90 million, or $0.59 net income per diluted share, for the first quarter 2024. Adjusted net income, which excludes both the results of discontinued operations and certain other items that affect comparability of results between periods, was $131 million, or $0.85 adjusted net income per diluted share for the same period. Adjustments to net income totaled $50 million before tax and were comprised of a $35 million impairment of assets and a $26 million write-off of a previously suspended exploration well, offset by a $11 million foreign exchange gain. Details for first quarter results and an adjusted net income reconciliation can be found in the attached schedules.

Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) attributable to Murphy were $343 million. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, amortization and exploration expenses (EBITDAX) attributable to Murphy were $387 million. Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Murphy was $405 million. Adjusted EBITDAX attributable to Murphy was $424 million. Reconciliations for first quarter EBITDA, EBITDAX, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDAX can be found in the attached schedules.

First quarter production averaged 170 MBOEPD and included 52 percent oil volumes, or 89 MBOPD. Volumes were at the high end of the guidance range as a result of strong well performance across onshore assets.

Accrued capital expenditures (CAPEX) for first quarter 2024 totaled $264 million, excluding NCI. Details for first quarter production and CAPEX can be found in the attached schedules.

During the quarter, Murphy received a positive outlook from Moody’s with the Ba2 rating affirmed. Additionally, Murphy received a positive outlook from Fitch, with the BB+ rating affirmed. Both outlooks were revised from stable.

CAPITAL ALLOCATION FRAMEWORK

Murphy had approximately $1.1 billion of liquidity on March 31, 2024, with no borrowings on the $800 million senior unsecured credit facility and $323 million of cash and cash equivalents, inclusive of NCI.

At the end of the first quarter, Murphy’s total debt was $1.3 billion, and consisted of long-term, fixed-rate notes with a weighted average maturity of 7.9 years and a weighted average coupon of 6.2 percent.

During the first quarter, Murphy repurchased $50 million of stock, or 1.3 million shares, at an average price of $39.25 per share. As of March 31, 2024, Murphy had $400 million remaining under the share repurchase authorization and 152.6 million shares outstanding.

“Since disclosing our capital allocation framework in August 2022, we have consistently executed a combination of debt reductions, share repurchases and dividend increases,” said Jenkins. “Murphy has repurchased a total of $200 million of stock, or 4.7 million shares, at an average price of $42.68 per share, while also lowering debt by $500 million since third quarter 2023. We remain committed to following our capital allocation framework, which will allow us to reach Murphy 3.0 later this year when we accomplish our 2024 debt reduction goal of $300 million.”

OPERATIONS SUMMARY

Onshore

In the first quarter of 2024, the onshore business produced approximately 91 MBOEPD, which included 30 percent liquids volumes.

Eagle Ford Shale – Production averaged 29 MBOEPD with 71 percent oil volumes and 86 percent liquids volumes in the first quarter. Murphy progressed its 20-well operated 2024 program during the quarter, and four non-operated Tilden wells were brought online. The company plans to bring online seven operated Catarina wells in second quarter 2024.

Tupper Montney – During the first quarter, natural gas production averaged 348 million cubic feet per day (MMCFD). Production was 21 MMCFD above guidance as a result of wells brought online in 2023 continuing to exceed expectations. As planned, Murphy completed drilling its 13-well program during the quarter, with all wells coming online in second quarter 2024.

Kaybob Duvernay – Production averaged 4 MBOEPD with 68 percent liquids volumes in the first quarter. Murphy drilled three operated wells in the first quarter as planned, with completions ongoing. All three wells are scheduled to come online in second quarter 2024.

Offshore

Excluding NCI, in the first quarter of 2024, the offshore business produced approximately 79 MBOEPD, which included 84 percent oil.

Gulf of Mexico – Production averaged approximately 73 MBOEPD, consisting of 82 percent oil during the first quarter. As planned, Murphy drilled a successful well at Khaleesi #4 (Green Canyon 389) and completed the Mormont #2 (Mississippi Canyon 478) subsea equipment repair and returned the well to production. Also during the quarter, Murphy’s operating partner drilled and completed the non-operated Lucius #11 (Keathley Canyon 919) well.

Canada – In the first quarter, production averaged 6 MBOEPD, consisting of 100 percent oil. Production continued to ramp up from the non-operated Terra Nova field during the quarter following completion of the asset life extension project.

EXPLORATION

Gulf of Mexico – During the first quarter, Murphy was awarded six exploration blocks from the Gulf of Mexico Federal Lease Sale 261 with an average working interest of 68 percent. Also during the quarter, Murphy wrote off $26 million of previously suspended exploration well costs related to the 2016 Hoffe Park exploration well.

2024 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE AND PRODUCTION GUIDANCE

Murphy maintains its 2024 accrued CAPEX range of $920 million to $1.02 billion. The company also maintains its full year 2024 production range of 180 to 188 MBOEPD, consisting of approximately 95 MBOPD oil and 105 MBOEPD liquids volumes, equating to 52 percent oil and 57 percent liquids volumes, respectively.

Production for second quarter 2024 is estimated to be in the range of 176 to 184 MBOEPD with 93 MBOPD, or 51 percent, oil volumes. This range is impacted by 2,000 BOEPD of offshore non-operated unplanned maintenance, 1,250 BOEPD of Eagle Ford Shale planned downtime and 11,700 BOEPD of Tupper Montney planned plant maintenance. Both production and CAPEX guidance ranges exclude Gulf of Mexico NCI.

Detailed guidance for the second quarter and full year 2024 is contained in the attached schedules.

FIXED PRICE FORWARD SALES CONTRACTS

Murphy maintains fixed price forward sales contracts in Canada to lessen its dependence on variable AECO prices. These contracts are for physical delivery of natural gas volumes at a fixed price, with no mark-to-market income adjustments. Details for the current fixed price contracts can be found in the attached schedules.

CONFERENCE CALL AND WEBCAST SCHEDULED FOR MAY 2, 2024

Murphy will host a conference call to discuss first quarter 2024 financial and operating results on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 9:00 a.m. EDT. The call can be accessed either via the Internet through the events calendar on the Murphy Oil Corporation Investor Relations website at http://ir.murphyoilcorp.com or via telephone by dialing toll free 800-717-1738, reservation number 78570. For additional information, please refer to the First Quarter 2024 Earnings Presentation available under the News and Events section of the Investor Relations website.

FINANCIAL DATA

Summary financial data and operating statistics for first quarter 2024, with comparisons to the same period from the previous year, are contained in the attached schedules. Additionally, a schedule indicating the impacts of items affecting comparability of results between periods, a reconciliation of EBITDA, EBITDAX, adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDAX between periods, as well as guidance for the second quarter and full year 2024, are also included.

1In accordance with GAAP, Murphy reports the 100 percent interest, including a 20 percent noncontrolling interest (NCI), in its subsidiary, MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC (MP GOM). The GAAP financials include the NCI portion of revenue, costs, assets and liabilities and cash flows. Unless otherwise noted, the financial and operating highlights and metrics discussed in this news release, but not the accompanying schedules, exclude the NCI, thereby representing only the amounts attributable to Murphy.

CAPITAL ALLOCATION FRAMEWORK

This news release contains references to the company’s capital allocation framework and adjusted free cash flow. As previously disclosed, the capital allocation framework defines Murphy 1.0 as when long-term debt exceeds $1.8 billion. At such time, adjusted free cash flow is allocated to long-term debt reduction while the company continues to support the quarterly dividend. The company reaches Murphy 2.0 when long-term debt is between $1.0 billion and $1.8 billion. At such time, approximately 75 percent of adjusted free cash flow is allocated to debt reduction, with the remaining 25 percent distributed to shareholders through share buybacks and potential dividend increases. When long-term debt is at or below $1.0 billion, the company is in Murphy 3.0 and begins allocating 50 percent of adjusted free cash flow to the balance sheet, with a minimum of 50 percent of adjusted free cash flow allocated to share buybacks and potential dividend increases.

Adjusted free cash flow is defined as cash flow from operations before working capital change, less capital expenditures, distributions to NCI and projected payments, quarterly dividend and accretive acquisitions.

ABOUT MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

As an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company, Murphy Oil Corporation believes in providing energy that empowers people by doing right always, staying with it and thinking beyond possible. Murphy challenges the norm, taps into its strong legacy and uses its foresight and financial discipline to deliver inspired energy solutions. Murphy sees a future where it is an industry leader who is positively impacting lives for the next 100 years and beyond. Additional information can be found on the company’s website at www.murphyoilcorp.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements are generally identified through the inclusion of words such as “aim”, “anticipate”, “believe”, “drive”, “estimate”, “expect”, “expressed confidence”, “forecast”, “future”, “goal”, “guidance”, “intend”, “may”, “objective”, “outlook”, “plan”, “position”, “potential”, “project”, “seek”, “should”, “strategy”, “target”, “will” or variations of such words and other similar expressions. These statements, which express management’s current views concerning future events, results and plans, are subject to inherent risks, uncertainties and assumptions (many of which are beyond our control) and are not guarantees of performance. In particular, statements, express or implied, concerning the company’s future operating results or activities and returns or the company's ability and decisions to replace or increase reserves, increase production, generate returns and rates of return, replace or increase drilling locations, reduce or otherwise control operating costs and expenditures, generate cash flows, pay down or refinance indebtedness, achieve, reach or otherwise meet initiatives, plans, goals, ambitions or targets with respect to emissions, safety matters or other ESG (environmental/social/governance) matters, make capital expenditures or pay and/or increase dividends or make share repurchases and other capital allocation decisions are forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause one or more of these future events, results or plans not to occur as implied by any forward-looking statement, which consequently could cause actual results or activities to differ materially from the expectations expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, include, but are not limited to: macro conditions in the oil and gas industry, including supply/demand levels, actions taken by major oil exporters and the resulting impacts on commodity prices; geopolitical concerns; increased volatility or deterioration in the success rate of our exploration programs or in our ability to maintain production rates and replace reserves; reduced customer demand for our products due to environmental, regulatory, technological or other reasons; adverse foreign exchange movements; political and regulatory instability in the markets where we do business; the impact on our operations or market of health pandemics such as COVID-19 and related government responses; other natural hazards impacting our operations or markets; any other deterioration in our business, markets or prospects; any failure to obtain necessary regulatory approvals; any inability to service or refinance our outstanding debt or to access debt markets at acceptable prices; or adverse developments in the U.S. or global capital markets, credit markets, banking system or economies in general, including inflation. For further discussion of factors that could cause one or more of these future events or results not to occur as implied by any forward-looking statement, see “Risk Factors” in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and any subsequent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q or Current Report on Form 8-K that we file, available from the SEC’s website and from Murphy Oil Corporation’s website at http://ir.murphyoilcorp.com. Investors and others should note that we may announce material information using SEC filings, press releases, public conference calls, webcasts and the investors page of our website. We may use these channels to distribute material information about the company; therefore, we encourage investors, the media, business partners and others interested in the company to review the information we post on our website. The information on our website is not part of, and is not incorporated into, this news release. Murphy Oil Corporation undertakes no duty to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES

This news release contains certain non-GAAP financial measures that management believes are useful tools for internal use and the investment community in evaluating Murphy Oil Corporation’s overall financial performance. These non-GAAP financial measures are broadly used to value and compare companies in the crude oil and natural gas industry. Not all companies define these measures in the same way. In addition, these non-GAAP financial measures are not a substitute for financial measures prepared in accordance with GAAP and should therefore be considered only as supplemental to such GAAP financial measures. Please see the attached schedules for reconciliations of the differences between the non-GAAP financial measures used in this news release and the most directly comparable GAAP financial measures.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

SUMMARIZED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)

2024

 

2023

Revenues and other income

 

 

 

Revenue from production

$

794,603

 

 

796,231

 

Sales of purchased natural gas

 

245

 

 

43,737

 

Total revenue from sales to customers

 

794,848

 

 

839,968

 

Gain on sale of assets and other income

 

1,564

 

 

1,748

 

Total revenues and other income

 

796,412

 

 

841,716

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

Lease operating expenses

 

234,264

 

 

199,984

 

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

10,086

 

 

11,440

 

Transportation, gathering and processing

 

56,553

 

 

53,922

 

Costs of purchased natural gas

 

160

 

 

32,269

 

Exploration expenses, including undeveloped lease amortization

 

44,429

 

 

10,182

 

Selling and general expenses

 

31,161

 

 

18,308

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

211,134

 

 

195,670

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

12,774

 

 

11,157

 

Other operating expense

 

7,266

 

 

11,988

 

Impairment of assets

 

34,528

 

 

 

Total costs and expenses

 

642,355

 

 

544,920

 

Operating income from continuing operations

 

154,057

 

 

296,796

 

Other loss

 

 

 

Other income (loss)

 

11,551

 

 

(73

)

Interest expense, net

 

(20,021

)

 

(28,855

)

Total other loss

 

(8,470

)

 

(28,928

)

Income from continuing operations before income taxes

 

145,587

 

 

267,868

 

Income tax expense

 

30,057

 

 

53,833

 

Income from continuing operations

 

115,530

 

 

214,035

 

(Loss) gain from discontinued operations, net of income taxes

 

(872

)

 

279

 

Net income including noncontrolling interest

 

114,658

 

 

214,314

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interest

 

24,656

 

 

22,670

 

NET INCOME ATTRIBUTABLE TO MURPHY

$

90,002

 

 

191,644

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE – BASIC

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.60

 

 

1.23

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.01

)

 

 

Net income

$

0.59

 

 

1.23

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE – DILUTED

 

 

 

Continuing operations

$

0.60

 

 

1.22

 

Discontinued operations

 

(0.01

)

 

 

Net income

$

0.59

 

 

1.22

 

Cash dividends per common share

$

0.300

 

 

0.275

 

Average common shares outstanding (thousands)

 

 

 

Basic

 

152,664

 

 

155,857

 

Diluted

 

153,817

 

 

157,389

 

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Thousands of dollars)

2024

 

2023

Operating Activities

 

 

 

Net income including noncontrolling interest

$

114,658

 

 

214,314

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by continuing operations activities

 

 

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

211,134

 

 

195,670

 

Impairment of assets

 

34,528

 

 

 

Unsuccessful exploration well costs and previously suspended exploration costs

 

32,437

 

 

851

 

Deferred income tax expense

 

19,478

 

 

49,042

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

12,774

 

 

11,157

 

Long-term non-cash compensation

 

9,851

 

 

8,536

 

Amortization of undeveloped leases

 

2,793

 

 

2,653

 

Loss (gain) from discontinued operations

 

872

 

 

(279

)

Contingent consideration payment

 

 

 

(123,965

)

Mark-to-market loss on contingent consideration

 

 

 

3,938

 

Other operating activities, net

 

(15,381

)

 

(7,110

)

Net increase in non-cash working capital

 

(24,353

)

 

(75,031

)

Net cash provided by continuing operations activities

 

398,791

 

 

279,776

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

Property additions and dry hole costs

 

(249,085

)

 

(345,319

)

Net cash required by investing activities

 

(249,085

)

 

(345,319

)

Financing Activities

 

 

 

Borrowings on revolving credit facility

 

100,000

 

 

100,000

 

Repayment of revolving credit facility

 

(100,000

)

 

(100,000

)

Repurchase of common stock

 

(50,000

)

 

 

Cash dividends paid

 

(45,773

)

 

(42,925

)

Withholding tax on stock-based incentive awards

 

(25,270

)

 

(14,217

)

Distributions to noncontrolling interest

 

(23,001

)

 

(9,679

)

Finance lease obligation payments

 

(164

)

 

(139

)

Contingent consideration payment

 

 

 

(47,678

)

Issue costs of debt facility

 

 

 

(17

)

Net cash required by financing activities

 

(144,208

)

 

(114,655

)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

858

 

 

618

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

6,356

 

 

(179,580

)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

317,074

 

 

491,963

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

323,430

 

 

312,383

 

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

SCHEDULE OF ADJUSTED NET INCOME (LOSS) (unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Millions of dollars, except per share amounts)

2024

 

2023

Net income attributable to Murphy (GAAP) 1

$

90.0

 

 

191.6

 

Discontinued operations (income) loss

 

0.9

 

 

(0.3

)

Net income from continuing operations attributable to Murphy

 

90.9

 

 

191.3

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

Impairment of assets

 

34.5

 

 

 

Write-off of previously suspended exploration well

 

26.1

 

 

 

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

(10.5

)

 

0.4

 

Mark-to-market loss on contingent consideration

 

 

 

3.9

 

Total adjustments, before taxes

 

50.1

 

 

4.3

 

Income tax benefit related to adjustments

 

(10.2

)

 

(0.9

)

Total adjustments after taxes

 

39.9

 

 

3.4

 

Adjusted net income from continuing operations attributable to Murphy (Non-GAAP)

$

130.8

 

 

194.7

 

Adjusted net income from continuing operations per average diluted share (Non-GAAP)

$

0.85

 

 

1.24

 

1 Excludes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP Gulf of Mexico, LLC (MP GOM).

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Presented above is a reconciliation of Net income to Adjusted net income from continuing operations attributable to Murphy. Adjusted net income excludes certain items that management believes affect the comparability of results between periods. Management believes this is important information to provide because it is used by management to evaluate the Company’s operational performance and trends between periods and relative to its industry competitors. Management also believes this information may be useful to investors and analysts to gain a better understanding of the Company’s financial results. Adjusted net income is a non-GAAP financial measure and should not be considered a substitute for Net income as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

The pretax and income tax impacts for adjustments shown above are as follows by area of operations and exclude the share attributable to non-controlling interests.

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2024

(Millions of dollars)

Pretax

 

Tax

 

Net

Exploration & Production:

 

 

 

 

 

United States

$

60.6

 

 

(12.9

)

 

47.7

 

Corporate

 

(10.5

)

 

2.7

 

 

(7.8

)

Total adjustments

$

50.1

 

 

(10.2

)

 

39.9

 

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

SCHEDULE OF EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION

AND AMORTIZATION (EBITDA)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Millions of dollars)

2024

 

2023

Net income attributable to Murphy (GAAP) 1

$

90.0

 

 

191.6

 

Income tax expense

 

30.1

 

 

53.8

 

Interest expense, net

 

20.0

 

 

28.9

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense 1

 

202.7

 

 

189.3

 

EBITDA attributable to Murphy (Non-GAAP)

$

342.8

 

 

463.6

 

Impairment of asset

 

34.5

 

 

 

Write-off of previously suspended exploration well

 

26.1

 

 

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations 1

 

11.4

 

 

9.9

 

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

(10.5

)

 

0.4

 

Mark-to-market loss on contingent consideration

 

 

 

3.9

 

Discontinued operations loss (income)

 

0.9

 

 

(0.3

)

Adjusted EBITDA attributable to Murphy (Non-GAAP)

$

405.2

 

 

477.5

 

1 Excludes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Presented above is a reconciliation of Net income to Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) and Adjusted EBITDA. Management believes EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are important information to provide because they are used by management to evaluate the Company’s operational performance and trends between periods and relative to its industry competitors. Management also believes this information may be useful to investors and analysts to gain a better understanding of the Company’s financial results. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered a substitute for Net income or Cash provided by operating activities as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

SCHEDULE OF EARNINGS BEFORE INTEREST, TAXES, DEPRECIATION

AND AMORTIZATION AND EXPLORATION (EBITDAX)

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Millions of dollars)

2024

 

2023

Net income attributable to Murphy (GAAP) 1

$

90.0

 

 

 

191.6

 

Income tax expense

 

30.1

 

 

 

53.8

 

Interest expense, net

 

20.0

 

 

 

28.9

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization expense 1

 

202.7

 

 

 

189.3

 

EBITDA attributable to Murphy (Non-GAAP)

 

342.8

 

 

 

463.6

 

Exploration expenses

 

44.4

 

 

 

10.2

 

EBITDAX attributable to Murphy (Non-GAAP)

 

387.2

 

 

 

473.8

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations 1

 

11.4

 

 

 

9.9

 

Impairment of asset

 

34.5

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange (gain) loss

 

(10.5

)

 

 

0.4

 

Mark-to-market loss on contingent consideration

 

 

 

 

3.9

 

Discontinued operations loss (income)

 

0.9

 

 

 

(0.3

)

Adjusted EBITDAX attributable to Murphy (Non-GAAP)

$

423.5

 

 

$

487.7

 

1 Excludes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

Non-GAAP Financial Measures

Presented above is a reconciliation of Net income to Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, and exploration expenses (EBITDAX) and Adjusted EBITDAX. Management believes EBITDAX and Adjusted EBITDAX are important information to provide because they are used by management to evaluate the Company’s operational performance and trends between periods and relative to its industry competitors. Management also believes this information may be useful to investors and analysts to gain a better understanding of the Company’s financial results. EBITDAX and Adjusted EBITDAX are non-GAAP financial measures and should not be considered a substitute for Net income or Cash provided by operating activities as determined in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

FUNCTIONAL RESULTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2024

Three Months Ended

March 31, 2023

(Millions of dollars)

Revenues

Income

(Loss)

Revenues

Income

(Loss)

Exploration and production

 

 

 

 

United States ¹

$

659.6

 

134.5

 

682.3

226.0

 

Canada

 

136.9

 

19.4

 

155.8

21.9

 

Other

 

(0.1

)

(10.8

)

3.6

(5.2

)

Total exploration and production

 

796.4

 

143.1

 

841.7

242.7

 

Corporate

 

 

(27.5

)

(28.7

)

Continuing operations

 

796.4

 

115.6

 

841.7

214.0

 

Discontinued operations, net of tax

 

 

(0.9

)

0.3

 

Total including noncontrolling interest

$

796.4

 

114.7

 

841.7

214.3

 

Net income attributable to Murphy

 

90.0

 

 

191.6

 

1 Includes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

OIL AND GAS OPERATING RESULTS (unaudited)

THREE MONTHS ENDED MARCH 31, 2024, AND 2023

 

(Millions of dollars)

United

States 1

Canada

Other

Total

Three Months Ended March 31, 2024

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas sales and other operating revenues

$

659.6

 

136.7

(0.1

)

796.2

Sales of purchased natural gas

 

 

0.2

 

0.2

Lease operating expenses

 

186.6

 

47.5

0.2

 

234.3

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

9.8

 

0.3

 

10.1

Transportation, gathering and processing

 

36.6

 

19.9

 

56.5

Costs of purchased natural gas

 

 

0.2

 

0.2

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

174.0

 

34.3

 

208.3

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

10.4

 

2.1

0.2

 

12.7

Impairment of assets

 

34.5

 

 

34.5

Exploration expenses

 

 

 

 

Dry holes and previously suspended exploration costs

 

31.2

 

1.2

 

32.4

Geological and geophysical

 

0.6

 

0.8

 

1.4

Other exploration

 

1.4

 

0.1

6.3

 

7.8

Undeveloped lease amortization

 

2.0

 

0.8

 

2.8

Total exploration expenses

 

35.2

 

0.1

9.1

 

44.4

Selling and general expenses

 

(0.2

)

5.1

1.2

 

6.1

Other

 

7.4

 

1.1

0.3

 

8.8

Results of operations before taxes

 

165.3

 

26.3

(11.1

)

180.5

Income tax provisions (benefits)

 

30.8

 

6.9

(0.3

)

37.4

Results of operations (excluding Corporate segment)

$

134.5

 

19.4

(10.8

)

143.1

 

 

 

 

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

Oil and gas sales and other operating revenues

$

682.3

 

112.1

3.6

 

798.0

Sales of purchased natural gas

 

 

43.7

 

43.7

Lease operating expenses

 

162.6

 

36.8

0.6

 

200.0

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

11.1

 

0.3

 

11.4

Transportation, gathering and processing

 

37.4

 

16.5

 

53.9

Costs of purchased natural gas

 

 

32.3

 

32.3

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

160.3

 

31.6

0.9

 

192.8

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

9.1

 

1.9

0.1

 

11.1

Exploration expenses

 

 

 

 

Dry holes and previously suspended exploration costs

 

(0.2

)

1.1

 

0.9

Geological and geophysical

 

0.3

 

0.5

 

0.8

Other exploration

 

1.6

 

0.1

4.2

 

5.9

Undeveloped lease amortization

 

2.0

 

0.1

0.6

 

2.7

Total exploration expenses

 

3.7

 

0.2

6.4

 

10.3

Selling and general expenses

 

6.4

 

2.3

0.2

 

8.9

Other

 

9.4

 

4.4

(0.2

)

13.6

Results of operations before taxes

 

282.3

 

29.5

(4.4

)

307.4

Income tax provisions

 

56.3

 

7.6

0.8

 

64.7

Results of operations (excluding Corporate segment)

$

226.0

 

21.9

(5.2

)

242.7

1 Includes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

PRODUCTION-RELATED EXPENSES

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Dollars per barrel of oil equivalents sold)

2024

 

2023

United States – Onshore

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

$

13.68

 

15.08

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

3.60

 

4.23

Depreciation, depletion and amortization (DD&A) expense

 

28.46

 

26.13

 

 

 

 

United States – Offshore1

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

$

20.34

 

14.69

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

0.06

 

0.08

DD&A expense

 

13.46

 

11.22

 

 

 

 

Canada – Onshore

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

$

5.49

 

6.81

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

0.05

 

0.06

DD&A expense

 

4.99

 

6.01

 

 

 

 

Canada – Offshore

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

$

25.91

 

15.06

DD&A expense

 

9.68

 

9.29

 

 

 

 

Total E&P continuing operations1

 

 

 

Lease operating expense

$

14.37

 

12.35

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

0.62

 

0.71

DD&A expense2

 

12.77

 

11.90

 

 

 

 

Total oil and gas continuing operations – excluding noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

Lease operating expense 3

$

14.28

 

12.19

Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

0.64

 

0.73

DD&A expense2

 

12.79

 

11.99

1 Includes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

2 Excludes expenses attributable to the Corporate segment.

3 Lease operating expense per barrel of oil equivalent sold for total oil and gas continuing operations, excluding NCI and workover costs, was $10.75 and $11.35 for the three months ended March 31, 2024 and 2023, respectively.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

CAPITAL EXPENDITURES

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Millions of dollars)

2024

 

2023

Exploration and production

 

 

 

United States1

$

188.5

 

254.7

Canada

 

67.3

 

68.1

Other

 

11.3

 

6.9

Total

 

267.1

 

329.7

 

 

 

 

Corporate

 

4.2

 

6.3

Total capital expenditures - continuing operations2

 

271.3

 

336.0

 

 

 

 

Charged to exploration expenses3

 

 

 

United States1

 

33.2

 

1.7

Canada

 

0.1

 

0.1

Other

 

8.3

 

5.8

Total charged to exploration expenses - continuing operations

 

41.6

 

7.6

 

 

 

 

Total capitalized

$

229.7

 

328.4

1 Includes results attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

2 For the three months ended March 31, 2024, total capital expenditures excluding noncontrolling interest (NCI) of $7.3 million (2023: $8.9 million) are $264.0 million (2023: $327.1 million).

3 For the three months ended March 31, 2024, charges to exploration expense excludes amortization of undeveloped leases of $2.8 million (2023: $2.7 million).

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(unaudited)

 

(Thousands of dollars)

March 31, 2024

 

December 31, 2023

ASSETS

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

$

323,430

 

 

317,074

 

Accounts receivable, net

 

356,863

 

 

343,992

 

Inventories

 

49,662

 

 

54,454

 

Prepaid expenses

 

30,934

 

 

36,674

 

Total current assets

 

760,889

 

 

752,194

 

Property, plant and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

8,188,903

 

 

8,225,197

 

Operating lease assets

 

681,766

 

 

745,185

 

Deferred income taxes

 

434

 

 

435

 

Deferred charges and other assets

 

36,668

 

 

43,686

 

Total assets

$

9,668,660

 

 

9,766,697

 

LIABILITIES AND EQUITY

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt, finance lease

$

730

 

 

723

 

Accounts payable

 

485,892

 

 

446,891

 

Income taxes payable

 

24,710

 

 

21,007

 

Other taxes payable

 

26,096

 

 

29,339

 

Operating lease liabilities

 

179,471

 

 

207,840

 

Other accrued liabilities

 

101,253

 

 

140,745

 

Total current liabilities

 

818,152

 

 

846,545

 

Long-term debt, including finance lease obligation

 

1,328,669

 

 

1,328,352

 

Asset retirement obligations

 

916,815

 

 

904,051

 

Deferred credits and other liabilities

 

303,951

 

 

309,605

 

Non-current operating lease liabilities

 

516,520

 

 

551,845

 

Deferred income taxes

 

292,048

 

 

276,646

 

Total liabilities

 

4,176,155

 

 

4,217,044

 

Equity

 

 

 

Common Stock, par $1.00

 

195,101

 

 

195,101

 

Capital in excess of par value

 

816,815

 

 

880,297

 

Retained earnings

 

6,590,308

 

 

6,546,079

 

Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

(555,735

)

 

(521,117

)

Treasury stock

 

(1,742,498

)

 

(1,737,566

)

Murphy Shareholders' Equity

 

5,303,991

 

 

5,362,794

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

188,514

 

 

186,859

 

Total equity

 

5,492,505

 

 

5,549,653

 

Total liabilities and equity

$

9,668,660

 

 

9,766,697

 

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

PRODUCTION SUMMARY

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

(Barrels per day unless otherwise noted)

2024

 

2023

Net crude oil and condensate

 

 

 

United States - Onshore

20,382

 

 

19,277

 

United States - Offshore 1

66,078

 

 

75,699

 

Canada - Onshore

2,255

 

 

3,283

 

Canada - Offshore

6,264

 

 

2,459

 

Other

245

 

 

269

 

Total net crude oil and condensate

95,224

 

 

100,987

 

Net natural gas liquids

 

 

 

United States - Onshore

4,166

 

 

4,157

 

United States - Offshore 1

4,687

 

 

6,342

 

Canada - Onshore

453

 

 

826

 

Total net natural gas liquids

9,306

 

 

11,325

 

Net natural gas – thousands of cubic feet per day

 

 

 

United States - Onshore

24,231

 

 

24,160

 

United States - Offshore 1

53,161

 

 

75,203

 

Canada - Onshore

355,455

 

 

305,232

 

Total net natural gas

432,847

 

 

404,595

 

Total net hydrocarbons - including NCI 2,3

176,671

 

 

179,745

 

Noncontrolling interest

 

 

 

Net crude oil and condensate – barrels per day

(6,499

)

 

(6,613

)

Net natural gas liquids – barrels per day

(211

)

 

(232

)

Net natural gas – thousands of cubic feet per day

(2,074

)

 

(2,354

)

Total noncontrolling interest 2,3

(7,056

)

 

(7,237

)

Total net hydrocarbons - excluding NCI 2,3

169,615

 

 

172,508

 

1 Includes net volumes attributable to a noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

2 Natural gas converted on an energy equivalent basis of 6:1.

3 NCI – noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

WEIGHTED AVERAGE PRICE SUMMARY

(unaudited)

 

 

Three Months Ended

March 31,

 

2024

 

2023

Crude oil and condensate – dollars per barrel

 

 

 

United States - Onshore

$

76.85

 

74.98

United States - Offshore 1

 

77.58

 

73.27

Canada - Onshore 2

 

67.59

 

74.29

Canada - Offshore 2

 

85.99

 

77.93

Other 2

 

 

89.05

Natural gas liquids – dollars per barrel

 

 

 

United States - Onshore

 

20.67

 

22.11

United States - Offshore 1

 

24.32

 

25.63

Canada - Onshore 2

 

34.84

 

46.59

Natural gas – dollars per thousand cubic feet

 

 

 

United States - Onshore

 

1.94

 

2.51

United States - Offshore 1

 

2.66

 

3.27

Canada - Onshore 2

 

2.05

 

2.55

1 Prices include the effect of noncontrolling interest in MP GOM.

2 U.S. dollar equivalent.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

FIXED PRICE FORWARD SALES AND COMMODITY HEDGE POSITIONS (unaudited)

AS OF APRIL 30, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volumes

(MMcf/d)

 

Price/MCF

 

Remaining Period

Area

 

Commodity

 

Type 1

 

 

 

Start Date

 

End Date

Canada

 

Natural Gas

 

Fixed price forward sales

 

162

 

C$2.39

 

4/1/2024

 

12/31/2024

Canada

 

Natural Gas

 

Fixed price forward sales

 

25

 

US$1.98

 

4/1/2024

 

10/31/2024

Canada

 

Natural Gas

 

Fixed price forward sales

 

15

 

US$1.98

 

11/1/2024

 

12/31/2024

1 Fixed price forward sale contracts are accounted for as normal sales and purchases for accounting purposes.

MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

SECOND QUARTER 2024 GUIDANCE

 

 

Oil

 

NGLs

 

Gas

 

Total

BOPD

BOPD

MCFD

BOEPD

Production – net

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. – Eagle Ford Shale

18,500

 

4,000

 

22,700

 

26,300

– Gulf of Mexico excluding NCI

61,700

 

4,600

 

58,700

 

76,100

Canada – Tupper Montney

 

 

380,600

 

63,400

– Kaybob Duvernay and Placid Montney

2,200

 

500

 

7,800

 

4,000

– Offshore

10,000

 

 

 

10,000

Other

200

 

 

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total net production (BOEPD) - excluding NCI 1

176,000 to 184,000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exploration expense ($ millions)

$65

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL YEAR 2024 GUIDANCE

Total net production (BOEPD) - excluding NCI 2

180,000 to 188,000

Capital expenditures – excluding NCI ($ millions) 3

$920 to $1,020

 

 

1 Excludes noncontrolling interest of MP GOM of 6,700 BOPD of oil, 300 BOPD of NGLs, and 2,500 MCFD gas.

2 Excludes noncontrolling interest of MP GOM of 6,600 BOPD of oil, 300 BOPD of NGLs, and 2,500 MCFD gas.

3 Excludes noncontrolling interest of MP GOM of $22 million.

 

Investor Contacts: InvestorRelations@murphyoilcorp.com Kelly Whitley, 281-675-9107 Megan Larson, 281-675-9470 Beth Heller, 832-506-6831

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