Chevron Reports Third Quarter Net Income of $2.0 Billion
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) today reported earnings of $2.0 billion ($1.03 per share – diluted) for third quarter 2017, compared with $1.3 billion ($0.68 per share – diluted) in the third quarter of 2016. Included in the quarter was a gain on an asset sale of $675 million and an asset write-off of $220 million. Foreign currency effects decreased earnings in the 2017 third quarter by $112 million, compared with an increase of $72 million a year earlier. Sales and other operating revenues in third quarter 2017 were $34 billion, compared to $29 billion in the year-ago period.
“We continue to see improvement in the underlying pattern of earnings and cash flow,” said Chairman and CEO John Watson. “Cash flow is at a positive inflection point, with oil and gas production increasing and capital spending falling,” Watson added. “We’re completing projects that have been under construction and ramping up production, notably at our Gorgon LNG Project in Australia. And our shale and tight rock drilling activity in the Permian Basin is exceeding expectations.” “We expect this pattern to continue,” Watson commented. “Earlier this month, we announced first LNG production from our Wheatstone LNG development in Australia.”
Source: Chevron Corporation