Headquartered in London, BP plc (BP – Free Report) is a leading integrated energy player. The company’s upstream operations comprise of exploration and development of oil and natural gas properties. While the downstream operations include refining and chemicals manufacturing.
Currently, BP has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) but that could change following its third-quarter 2017 earnings report which has just released.
Coming to earnings surprise history, the company surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate in three of the last four quarters with an average positive earnings surprise of 32.39%. We have highlighted some of the key quarterly details from the just-released announcement below:
Earnings: The company reported third-quarter adjusted earnings of 57 cents per American Depositary Share (ADS) on a replacement cost basis, excluding non-operating items. The bottom line surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 50 cents.
Revenue: Revenues of $60,808 million came higher than $48,043 million in the year-ago comparable quarter.
Key Stats: Total production of 2.462 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MMBoe/d) was up 16.4% year over year.
The company sold liquids for $47.45 per barrel in the third quarter (versus $40.99 in the year-earlier quarter) and natural gas for $2.89 per thousand cubic feet (versus $2.77). Overall price realization increased to $33.23 per Boe from the year-ago level of $29.37 per Boe.
Refining Marker Margin of $16.3 per barrel, up from $11.6 per barrel in the year-ago comparable period. Total refinery throughput increased to 1,745 thousand barrels per day (MB/d) from 1,650 MB/d in the year-earlier period. Refining availability was 95.3% versus 95.4% in the year-ago period.
BP p.l.c. Price and EPS Surprise