Phillips 66 Delivers Strong 4Q 2023 Results, Advances Strategic Priorities

Fourth Quarter


  • Fourth-quarter earnings of $1.3 billion or $2.86 per share; adjusted earnings of $1.4 billion or $3.09 per share
  • $2.2 billion of operating cash flow
  • $1.6 billion returned to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases
  • Strong Refining operations at 92% utilization and 107% market capture
  • Record NGL fractionation volumes and LPG export volumes

Full-Year 2023

  • Earnings of $7.0 billion or $15.48 per share; adjusted earnings of $7.2 billion or $15.81 per share
  • $7.0 billion of operating cash flow, $8.8 billion excluding working capital
  • $5.9 billion returned to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases
  • Quarterly dividend increased 8% to $1.05 per common share
  • $1.2 billion in run-rate business transformation savings
  • Strong Refining operations with four consecutive quarters above industry-average crude utilization
  • Advancing Midstream NGL wellhead-to-market strategy; acquired all outstanding DCP Midstream, LP public common units

HOUSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX), a leading diversified and integrated downstream energy company, announced fourth-quarter earnings of $1.3 billion, compared with earnings of $2.1 billion in the third quarter. Excluding special items of $102 million, the company had adjusted earnings of $1.4 billion in the fourth quarter, compared with third-quarter adjusted earnings of $2.1 billion. In addition, the company provided an update on progress toward its strategic priorities.

In the fourth quarter, our team’s operating and commercial excellence allowed us to capture value across our diversified and integrated portfolio and deliver strong earnings,” said Mark Lashier, president and CEO of Phillips 66.

In Refining, we increased market capture and continued to deliver above industry average crude utilization. In Midstream, our NGL wellhead-to-market business continues to exceed our expectations, achieving strong results and record volumes in the quarter.

As we look forward, we will continue to execute our strategic priorities to deliver significant shareholder value. During 2023, we distributed well over 50% of our operating cash flow to shareholders through dividends and share repurchases. We have distributed $8.3 billion to shareholders since July 2022, on pace to achieve our $13 billion to $15 billion target by year-end 2024.”

The Board is pleased with the company’s results, which reflect management’s progress on our strategic priorities and our collective commitment to deliver shareholder value today and in the future,” stated Glenn Tilton, Lead Independent Director.

Midstream

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Pre-Tax Income

 

Adjusted Pre-Tax Income

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

Transportation

$

334

386

 

334

285

NGL and Other

 

425

335

 

423

293

NOVONIX

 

(3)

(9)

 

(3)

(9)

Midstream

$

756

712

 

754

569

Midstream fourth-quarter 2023 pre-tax income was $756 million, compared with $712 million in the third quarter of 2023. Results in the fourth quarter included a $2 million tax benefit. The third quarter included a gain of $101 million on the sale of an investment and a gain of $46 million from a change in inventory method for an acquired business, partially offset by $4 million of restructuring costs.

Transportation fourth-quarter adjusted pre-tax income was $334 million, compared with adjusted pre-tax income of $285 million in the third quarter. The increase mainly reflects recognition of deferred revenue related to throughput and deficiency agreements.

NGL and Other adjusted pre-tax income was $423 million in the fourth quarter, compared with adjusted pre-tax income of $293 million in the third quarter. The increase was primarily due to higher margins and volumes at the Sweeny Hub, as well as lower operating costs.

In the fourth quarter, the fair value of the company’s investment in NOVONIX, Ltd. decreased by $3 million, compared with a $9 million decrease in the third quarter.

Chemicals

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Pre-Tax Income

 

Adjusted Pre-Tax Income

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

Chemicals

$

106

104

 

106

104

The Chemicals segment reflects Phillips 66’s equity investment in Chevron Phillips Chemical Company LLC (CPChem). Chemicals fourth-quarter 2023 reported and adjusted pre-tax income was $106 million, in line with third quarter 2023 pre-tax income of $104 million.

Global olefins and polyolefins utilization was 94% for the quarter.

Refining

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Pre-Tax Income

 

Adjusted Pre-Tax Income

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

Refining

$

814

1,710

 

797

1,740

Refining fourth-quarter 2023 reported pre-tax income was $814 million, compared with pre-tax income of $1.7 billion in the third quarter of 2023. Results in the fourth quarter included a $17 million tax benefit. Results in the third quarter included a $30 million legal accrual.

Adjusted pre-tax income for Refining was $797 million in the fourth quarter, compared with adjusted pre-tax income of $1.7 billion in the third quarter. The decrease was primarily due to lower realized margins, which decreased from $18.96 per barrel in the third quarter to $14.41 per barrel in the fourth quarter. Realized margins declined primarily due to lower market crack spreads, partially offset by inventory hedge impacts, higher Gulf Coast clean product realizations and strong commercial results. The composite RIN adjusted market crack spread decreased 53% from $28.64 per barrel in the third quarter to $13.41 per barrel in the fourth quarter.

Refining pre-tax turnaround expense for the fourth quarter was $100 million, including $14 million related to the Rodeo renewables facility. Crude utilization rate was 92% and clean product yield was 87%. Market capture increased from 66% to 107%.

Marketing and Specialties

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Pre-Tax Income

 

Adjusted Pre-Tax Income

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

Marketing and Specialties

$

432

633

 

432

633

Marketing and Specialties fourth-quarter 2023 reported and adjusted pre-tax income was $432 million, compared with $633 million in the third quarter of 2023, mainly due to seasonally lower domestic wholesale fuel margins.

Corporate and Other

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Pre-Tax Loss

 

Adjusted Pre-Tax Loss

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

 

Q4 2023

Q3 2023

Corporate and Other

$

(347)

(346)

 

(297)

(295)

Corporate and Other fourth-quarter 2023 pre-tax costs were $347 million, compared with pre-tax costs of $346 million in the third quarter of 2023. Results in the fourth and third quarter included restructuring costs of $50 million and $51 million, respectively.

Adjusted pre-tax costs were $297 million in the fourth quarter, in line with adjusted third-quarter pre-tax costs of $295 million.

Financial Position, Liquidity and Return of Capital

Phillips 66 generated $2.2 billion in cash from operations in the fourth quarter of 2023.

During the fourth quarter, Phillips 66 funded $634 million of capital expenditures and investments, $1.2 billion of share repurchases and $457 million in dividends. The company ended the quarter with 430 million shares outstanding.

As of Dec. 31, 2023, the company had $3.3 billion of cash and cash equivalents and $6.4 billion of committed capacity available under credit facilities. The company’s consolidated debt-to-capital ratio was 38% and its net debt-to-capital ratio was 34%.

Strategic Priorities and Business Update

Phillips 66 is executing its strategic priorities to increase mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA by $4 billion to $14 billion by 2025 and grow shareholder distributions.

The company achieved $1.2 billion in run-rate cost and sustaining capital savings as of Dec. 31, 2023, through business transformation. The company is targeting $1.4 billion run-rate savings by the end of 2024.

In Refining, the company continues to improve asset reliability and market capture through high-return, low-capital projects. The company is implementing 10 to 15 projects annually to increase market capture by 5% by 2025. In 2023, completed projects added over 1% to market capture based on mid-cycle pricing.

Phillips 66 is capturing value from its Midstream NGL wellhead-to-market strategy. Through the end of 2023, the company’s increased ownership of DCP Midstream has provided an incremental $1.25 billion toward its 2025 mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA target, including approximately $250 million of synergies. The company remains focused on capturing over $400 million of run-rate commercial and operating synergies by 2025.

In Chemicals, CPChem completed construction and began operations of a 1 billion pounds per year propylene splitter at its Cedar Bayou facility in the fourth quarter. CPChem is building world-scale petrochemical facilities with joint-venture partner QatarEnergy on the U.S. Gulf Coast and in Ras Laffan, Qatar. Both projects are expected to start up in 2026.

Phillips 66 is converting its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities. Construction continues on the Rodeo Renewed refinery conversion project that is expected to begin operations in the first quarter of 2024. The conversion will reduce emissions from the facility and produce lower carbon intensity transportation fuels. Upon completion, the facility will have over 50,000 BPD (800 million gallons per year) of renewable fuel production capacity.

Since July 2022 the company has distributed $8.3 billion through share repurchases and dividends and is on pace to achieve the $13 billion to $15 billion target by year-end 2024.

Phillips 66 also plans to monetize assets that no longer fit its long-term strategy. These asset dispositions are expected to generate over $3 billion in proceeds that will support the company’s strategic priorities, including returns to shareholders. Timing of these dispositions will be subject to satisfactory market conditions and any necessary regulatory approvals. Total proceeds from asset dispositions in 2023 were $392 million.

Investor Webcast

Members of Phillips 66 executive management will host a webcast at noon ET to provide an update on the company’s strategic initiatives and discuss the company’s fourth-quarter performance. To access the webcast and view related presentation materials, go to phillips66.com/investors and click on “Events & Presentations.” For detailed supplemental information, go to phillips66.com/supplemental.

Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Dollars

 

2023

 

2022

 

Q4

Q3

Year

 

Q4

Year

Midstream

$

756

712

2,774

 

656

4,734

Chemicals

 

106

104

600

 

52

856

Refining

 

814

1,710

5,266

 

1,640

7,816

Marketing and Specialties

 

432

633

2,135

 

539

2,402

Corporate and Other

 

(347)

(346)

(1,306)

 

(340)

(1,169)

Pre-Tax Income

 

1,761

2,813

9,469

 

2,547

14,639

Less: Income tax expense

 

476

670

2,230

 

535

3,248

Less: Noncontrolling interests

 

25

46

224

 

128

367

Phillips 66

$

1,260

2,097

7,015

 

1,884

11,024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjusted Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Dollars

 

2023

 

2022

 

Q4

Q3

Year

 

Q4

Year

Midstream

$

754

569

2,627

 

674

1,752

Chemicals

 

106

104

600

 

52

856

Refining

 

797

1,740

5,293

 

1,626

7,891

Marketing and Specialties

 

432

633

2,135

 

539

2,402

Corporate and Other

 

(297)

(295)

(1,076)

 

(280)

(1,010)

Pre-Tax Income

 

1,792

2,751

9,579

 

2,611

11,891

Less: Income tax expense

 

405

660

2,173

 

574

2,613

Less: Noncontrolling interests

 

25

21

243

 

138

377

Phillips 66

$

1,362

2,070

7,163

 

1,899

8,901

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About Phillips 66

Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) is a leading diversified and integrated downstream energy provider that manufactures, transports and markets products that drive the global economy. The company’s portfolio includes Midstream, Chemicals, Refining, and Marketing and Specialties businesses. Headquartered in Houston, Phillips 66 has employees around the globe who are committed to safely and reliably providing energy and improving lives while pursuing a lower-carbon future. For more information, visit phillips66.com or follow @Phillips66Co on LinkedIn.

CAUTIONARY STATEMENT FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE “SAFE HARBOR” PROVISIONS

OF THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995

This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as “adjusted EBITDA,” “anticipated,” “estimated,” “expected,” “planned,” “scheduled,” “targeted,” “believe,” “continue,” “intend,” “will,” “would,” “objective,” “goal,” “project,” “efforts,” “strategies” and similar expressions that convey the prospective nature of events or outcomes generally indicate forward-looking statements. However, the absence of these words does not mean that a statement is not forward-looking. Forward-looking statements included in this news release are based on management’s expectations, estimates and projections as of the date they are made. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and you should not unduly rely on them as they involve certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements include: fluctuations in NGL, crude oil, refined petroleum product and natural gas prices, and refining, marketing and petrochemical margins; changes in governmental policies or laws that relate to NGL, crude oil, natural gas, refined petroleum products, or renewable fuels that regulate profits, pricing, or taxation, or other regulations that limit or restrict refining, marketing and midstream operations or restrict exports; the effects of any widespread public health crisis and its negative impact on commercial activity and demand for refined petroleum products; our ability to timely obtain or maintain permits necessary for capital projects; changes to worldwide government policies relating to renewable fuels and greenhouse gas emissions that adversely affect programs including the renewable fuel standards program, low carbon fuel standards and tax credits for biofuels; our ability to achieve the expected benefits of the integration of DCP Midstream, LP (DCP), including the realization of synergies; the success of the company’s business transformation initiatives and the realization of savings and cost reductions from actions taken in connection therewith; unexpected changes in costs for constructing, modifying or operating our facilities; our ability to successfully complete, or any material delay in the completion of, asset dispositions or acquisitions that we may pursue; unexpected difficulties in manufacturing, refining or transporting our products; the level and success of drilling and production volumes around our midstream assets; risks and uncertainties with respect to the actions of actual or potential competitive suppliers and transporters of refined petroleum products, renewable fuels or specialty products; lack of, or disruptions in, adequate and reliable transportation for our NGL, crude oil, natural gas, and refined products; potential liability from litigation or for remedial actions, including removal and reclamation obligations under environmental regulations; failure to complete construction of capital projects on time and within budget; our ability to comply with governmental regulations or make capital expenditures to maintain compliance with laws; limited access to capital or significantly higher cost of capital related to illiquidity or uncertainty in the domestic or international financial markets, which may also impact our ability to repurchase shares and declare and pay dividends; potential disruption of our operations due to accidents, weather events, including as a result of climate change, acts of terrorism or cyberattacks; general domestic and international economic and political developments including armed hostilities (including the Russia-Ukraine war), expropriation of assets, and other political, economic or diplomatic developments; international monetary conditions and exchange controls; changes in estimates or projections used to assess fair value of intangible assets, goodwill and property and equipment and/or strategic decisions with respect to our asset portfolio that cause impairment charges; investments required, or reduced demand for products, as a result of environmental rules and regulations; changes in tax, environmental and other laws and regulations (including alternative energy mandates); political and societal concerns about climate change that could result in changes to our business or increase expenditures, including litigation-related expenses; the operation, financing and distribution decisions of equity affiliates we do not control; and other economic, business, competitive and/or regulatory factors affecting Phillips 66’s businesses generally as set forth in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Phillips 66 is under no obligation (and expressly disclaims any such obligation) to update or alter its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information—This news release includes the terms “adjusted earnings,” “adjusted pre-tax income (loss),” “adjusted pre-tax costs,” “adjusted earnings per share,” “realized refining margin per barrel,” and “net debt-to-capital ratio.” These are non-GAAP financial measures that are included to help facilitate comparisons of operating performance across periods and to help facilitate comparisons with other companies in our industry. Where applicable, these measures exclude items that do not reflect the core operating results of our businesses in the current period or other adjustments to reflect how management analyzes results. Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures to the most comparable GAAP financial measure are included within this release.

This news release also includes the term “mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA,” which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA, as used in this release, is a forward-looking non-GAAP financial measure. EBITDA is defined as estimated net income plus estimated net interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization. Adjusted EBITDA is defined as estimated EBITDA plus the proportional share of selected equity affiliates’ estimated net interest expense, income taxes, and depreciation and amortization less the portion of estimated adjusted EBITDA attributable to noncontrolling interests. Net income is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for the consolidated company and income before income taxes is the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure for operating segments. Mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA is defined as the average adjusted EBITDA generated over a complete economic cycle. Mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA estimates or targets depend on future levels of revenues and expenses, including amounts that will be attributable to noncontrolling interests, which are not reasonably estimable at this time. Accordingly, we cannot provide a reconciliation of projected mid-cycle adjusted EBITDA to consolidated net income or segment income before income taxes without unreasonable effort.

References in the release to earnings refer to net income attributable to Phillips 66. References in the release to shareholder distributions refers to the sum of dividends paid to Phillips 66 stockholders and proceeds used by Phillips 66 to repurchase shares of its common stock. References to run-rate cost savings includes cost savings and references to run-rate synergies include costs savings and other benefits that will be reflected in the sales and other operating revenues, purchased crude oil and products costs, operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses and equity in earnings of affiliates lines on our consolidated statement of income when realized. References to run-rate sustaining capital savings includes savings that will be reflected in the capital expenditures and investments on our consolidated statement of cash flows when realized. References to run-rate savings represent the sum of run-rate cost savings and run-rate sustaining capital savings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Millions of Dollars

 

Except as Indicated

 

2023

 

2022

 

Q4

Q3

Year

 

Q4

Year

Reconciliation of Consolidated Earnings to Adjusted Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Consolidated Earnings

$

1,260

2,097

7,015

 

1,884

11,024

Pre-tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain tax impacts

 

(19)

(19)

 

Hurricane-related costs

 

 

(14)

(21)

Net gain on asset disposition

 

(101)

(123)

 

Alliance shutdown-related costs1

 

 

26

Regulatory compliance costs

 

 

70

Legal accrual

 

30

30

 

Business transformation restructuring costs2

 

50

51

177

 

60

159

Loss on early redemption of DCP debt

 

53

 

Merger transaction costs

 

 

13

Gain on consolidation

 

 

(3,013)

Change in inventory method for acquired business

 

(46)

(46)

 

DCP integration restructuring costs3

 

4

38

 

18

18

Tax impact of adjustments4

 

(12)

10

(26)

 

(14)

635

Other tax impacts

 

83

83

 

(25)

Noncontrolling interests

 

25

(19)

 

(10)

(10)

Adjusted earnings

$

1,362

2,070

7,163

 

1,899

8,901

Earnings per share of common stock (dollars)

$

2.86

4.69

15.48

 

3.97

23.27

Adjusted earnings per share of common stock (dollars)5

$

3.09

4.63

15.81

 

4.00

18.79

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconciliation of Segment Pre-Tax Income (Loss) to Adjusted Pre-Tax Income (Loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Midstream Pre-Tax Income

$

756

712

2,774

 

656

4,734

Pre-tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain tax impacts

 

(2)

(2)

 

Net gain on asset disposition

 

(101)

(137)

 

Merger transaction costs

 

 

13

Gain on consolidation

 

 

(3,013)

Change in inventory method for acquired business

 

(46)

(46)

 

DCP integration restructuring costs3

 

4

38

 

18

18

Adjusted pre-tax income

$

754

569

2,627

 

674

1,752

Chemicals Pre-Tax Income

$

106

104

600

 

52

856

Pre-tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

Adjusted pre-tax income

$

106

104

600

 

52

856

Refining Pre-Tax Income

$

814

1,710

5,266

 

1,640

7,816

Pre-tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Certain tax impacts

 

(17)

(17)

 

Hurricane-related costs

 

 

(14)

(21)

Net loss on asset disposition

 

14

 

Alliance shutdown-related costs1

 

 

26

Regulatory compliance costs

 

 

70

Legal accrual

 

30

30

 

Adjusted pre-tax income

$

797

1,740

5,293

 

1,626

7,891

Marketing and Specialties Pre-Tax Income

$

432

633

2,135

 

539

2,402

Pre-tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

None

 

 

Adjusted pre-tax income

$

432

633

2,135

 

539

2,402

Corporate and Other Pre-Tax Loss

$

(347)

(346)

(1,306)

 

(340)

(1,169)

Pre-tax adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Business transformation restructuring costs2

 

50

51

177

 

60

159

Loss on early redemption of DCP debt

 

53

 

Adjusted pre-tax loss

$

(297)

(295)

(1,076)

 

(280)

(1,010)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1Costs related to the shutdown of the Alliance Refinery totaled $26 million pre-tax in the second quarter of 2022. Shutdown-related costs recorded in the Refining segment include pre-tax charges for the disposal of materials and supplies of $20 million, and asset retirements of $6 million recorded in depreciation and amortization expense.
2Restructuring costs, related to Phillips 66’s multi-year business transformation efforts, are primarily due to consulting fees and severance costs. Additionally, fourth-quarter 2022 included a held-for-sale asset impairment of $45 million.
3Restructuring costs, related to the integration of DCP Midstream, primarily reflect severance costs and consulting fees. A portion of these costs are attributable to noncontrolling interests.
4We generally tax effect taxable U.S.-based special items using a combined federal and state statutory income tax rate of approximately 24%. Taxable special items attributable to foreign locations likewise use a local statutory income tax rate. Nontaxable events reflect zero income tax. These events include, but are not limited to, most goodwill impairments, transactions legislatively exempt from income tax, transactions related to entities for which we have made an assertion that the undistributed earnings are permanently reinvested, or transactions occurring in jurisdictions with a valuation allowance.
5Q4 2023, Q3 2023 and full year 2022 are based on adjusted weighted-average diluted shares of 440,582 thousand, 447,255 thousand, and 473,728 respectively. Other periods are based on the same weighted-average diluted shares outstanding as that used in the GAAP diluted earnings per share calculation. Income allocated to participating securities, if applicable, in the adjusted earnings per share calculation is the same as that used in the GAAP diluted earnings per share calculation.

Contacts

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