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May 13, 2014
11:07 EDTCOPConocoPhillips reaffirms goal to deliver double digit annual returns
ConocoPhillips today held its Annual Meeting of Stockholders where it reaffirmed its goal to deliver double-digit annual returns to shareholders. "ConocoPhillips is set for growth,” said Chairman and CEO Ryan Lance. “Our goal is to deliver 3 to 5 percent growth in both volumes and margins, with a compelling dividend. We believe there is clear demand for this kind of energy stock.” At the meeting, the company highlighted several key accomplishments in its first two years as an E&P company. These include: generating proceeds of $12.4B from the sale of non-core assets; delivering several major project startups; ramping up development drilling programs, primarily in the unconventionals; participating in four deepwater Gulf of Mexico exploration successes; and achieving a two-year average of 167% organic reserve replacement ratio. The company also raised its dividend in 2013 and remains committed to increases over time. During the meeting, the company also reiterated its five ongoing strategic priorities to drive long-term performance: Deliver 3%-5% compound annual production growth, as well as growth in reserves, through global drilling programs in legacy assets, unconventional assets and major projects. The company is also actively pursuing conventional and unconventional exploration opportunities that can sustain future growth; Generate 3%-5% compound annual margin growth over the next several years, at flat prices, by shifting the company’s production mix to higher-value products; Offer a compelling dividend; and Maintain a relentless focus on safety and execution. The company expects to spend an average of about $16B per year over the next several years to deliver its margin and volume growth. Over the next few years, the company will allocate 95% of its capital toward investments that deliver margins greater than the company’s average today.
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October 30, 2014
07:03 EDTCOPConocoPhillips reports Q3 ex-items EPS $1.29, consensus $1.20
Reports Q3 production of 1,473 MBOED from continuing operations, excluding Libya, representing 4% growth year-over-year when adjusted for downtime. ConocoPhillips said it "is on track to meet its previously stated growth target of 3 to 5 percent volume and margin growth in 2014. Full-year 2014 production from continuing operations, excluding Libya, is expected to be approximately 1,525 to 1,535 MBOED. Fourth-quarter 2014 production guidance for continuing operations, excluding Libya, is being adjusted to reflect anticipated impacts from the absence of ramp gas sales from APLNG to a third-party LNG project, temporary third-party infrastructure constraints in Malaysia and value-driven ethane rejection in the Lower 48. Fourth-quarter production guidance is 1,545 to 1,575 MBOED."
October 29, 2014
15:41 EDTCOPNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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October 26, 2014
17:07 EDTCOPVenezuela decides against Citgo sale, WSJ says
Venezuela has decided against selling its U.S. refining unit Citgo, says the Wall street Journal. Earlier this year Venezuelan officials indicated that they were looking to sell Citgo for as much as $10B, added the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link
October 16, 2014
13:54 EDTCOPGulf states to oppose OPEC oil production ceiling cut, WSJ says
Despite the recent turmoil in the oil market, Gulf nations including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates are seen as opposing OPEC oil-production ceiling cuts at next month's meeting, says the Wall Street Journal. Publicly traded companies in the space include BP (BP), Chevron (CVX), ConocoPhillips (COP), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A) and Total (TOT). Reference Link

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