Occidental Pet (NYSE:OXY)
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By Micah Maidenberg
Occidental Petroleum Corp. (OXY) reported third-quarter profits of $1.87 billion, or $2.44 a share, a performance that was helped along by stronger crude prices, production and a gain from a major asset sale.
Profits in the quarter increased tenfold from a year ago. Analysts surveyed by FactSet expected the firm to make $1.50 a share. On an adjusted basis, Occidental said it earned $1.77 a share, beating expectations of $1.53 a share.
Sales surged 74% to $5.22 billion compared with the third quarter in 2017. Analysts expected $4.58 billion.
Average daily production volumes of oil and gas rose 14% to 681,000 barrels of oil equivalent in the third quarter. The company said its shale-drilling business in the Permian Basin region of Texas and New Mexico increased production 60% compared to last year to 225,000 barrels of oil equivalent.
The energy producer said its average realized crude oil sale price around the world was $62.67 per barrel in the quarter, up from $46.19 a year ago.
Occidental said Monday afternoon its profit results included an approximately $700 million after-tax gain on the sale of midstream assets in the U.S.
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November 05, 2018 16:55 ET (21:55 GMT)
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