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Earnings Highlights and Summary
For the three months ended September 30, 2017, Newfield's revenues were $439 million, up 12% compared to revenue of $392 million in Q3 2016. The Company's revenue surpassed analysts' expectations of $418.7 million.
During Q3 2017, Newfield recorded operating expenses of $327 million, lower than expenses of $347 million in Q3 2016. The Company's income from operations for the reported quarter soared 149% to $112 million versus $45 million in the year-ago same period.
For Q3 2017, Newfield recorded net income of $87 million, or $0.44 per diluted share, compared to net income of $48 million, or $0.24 per diluted share.
The Company's reported quarter earnings were impacted by one-time tax benefits of $17 million, or $0.09 per share, due to the carryback of net operating losses, and an unrealized derivative loss of $34 million, or $0.17 per share. After adjusting for the effect of the tax benefit and unrealized derivative loss during Q3 2017, Newfield's net income would have been $104 million, or $0.52 per share. The Company's earnings exceeded Wall Street's estimates of $0.43 per share.
Newfield's total net production in Q3 2017 was approximately 161,700 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD), comprising of 42% oil, 22% natural gas liquids (NGLS), and 36% natural gas. The Company's domestic production in the reported quarter was approximately 159,000 BOEPD, surpassing the upper-end of Newfield's guidance range and comprised of 41% oil, 23% NGLS, and 36% natural gas.
Newfield's Anadarko Basin production increased approximately 20% on a q-o-q basis, averaging approximately 105,000 BOEPD during the third quarter. The Anadarko Basin now comprises approximately two-thirds of the Company's total domestic production.
Newfield's production in the Williston Basin increased during the reported quarter, averaged nearly 22,000 BOEPD. Approximately 65% of the production was oil and the average sales price during Q3 2017 was $45.21 per barrel.
Newfield's average realized price for Crude oil and condensate (per Bbl) was $45.70 domestically and $48.22 in China. The Company's total natural gas (per Mcf) averaged realized price was $2.52, while NGLS (per Bbl) in the reported quarter. Newfield's Q3 2017, average realized price Crude oil equivalent (per BOE) through Domestic production was $30.32 while for China it came in at $48.22.
For the nine months ended September 30, 2017, Newfield's net cash provided by operating activities was $640 million compared to $587 million for the year-ago same period. The Company's discretionary cash flow from operations was $262 million for the reported quarter. At the end of Q3 2017, Newfield had approximately $428 million of cash on hand compared to $555 million as on December 31, 2016.
Stock Performance Snapshot
December 07, 2017 - At Thursday's closing bell, Newfield Exploration's stock rose 1.48%, ending the trading session at $28.86.
Volume traded for the day: 1.89 million shares.
Stock performance in the last three-month period ? up 16.37%
After yesterday's close, Newfield Exploration's market cap was at $5.74 billion.
Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 16.73.
The stock is part of the Basic Materials sector, categorized under the Independent Oil & Gas industry. This sector was up 0.2% at the end of the session.
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