March 21, 2011 at 11:11 AM EDT
Adams Resources Announces Fourth Quarter 2010 Earnings

HOUSTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., (NYSE Amex: AE), announced unaudited fourth quarter 2010 net earnings of $2,390,000 or $.57 per common share on revenues totaling $628,589,000.  This compares to an unaudited fourth quarter 2009 net loss of $1,094,000 or $.26 per share on revenues of $511,618,000.  For the full year of 2010, net earnings totaled $8,631,000 or $2.05 per share on revenues of $2,211,970,000.  The Company paid an annual cash dividend of $.54 per share during the fourth quarter of 2010 which represented an eight percent increase over 2009.  Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $36,928,000 for the year 2010.  The Company continues to have no bank debt or other forms of debenture obligations.  Cash balances at December 31, 2010 totaled $29,032,000.

A summary of operating results follows:



Fourth Quarter


2010

2009




Operating Earnings (Loss)



Marketing                                     

$  6,011,000

$  1,388,000

Transportation                                  

1,501,000

450,000

Oil and gas                                    

(1,833,000)

(1,068,000)

Administrative expenses                           

(2,385,000)

(2,643,000)


3,294,000

(1,873,000)

Interest income (expense), net                         

77,000

(15,000)

Income tax (expense) benefit                         

(981,000)

794,000




Net earnings (loss)                                  

$  2,390,000

$  (1,094,000)




Chairman, K. S. "Bud" Adams, Jr., attributed the 2010 comparative fourth quarter earnings increase to both volume and operating margin improvements within the Company's crude oil marketing and transportation businesses.  For the year 2010, the company participated in the drilling of 53 wells of which 41 wells were successful with 12 dry holes.  Oil and gas proved reserve discoveries and additions during 2010 replaced 190 percent of 2010 production on an equivalent barrel basis.

The information in this release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based on assumptions that in the future may prove not to have been accurate. A number of factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those anticipated.  Such factors include, among others, (a) general economic conditions, (b) fluctuations in hydrocarbon prices and margins, (c) variations between commodity contract volumes and actual delivery volumes, (d) unanticipated environmental liabilities or regulatory changes, (e) counterparty credit default, (f) inability to obtain bank and/or trade credit support, (g) availability and cost of insurance, (h) changes in tax laws, (i) the availability of capital, (j) changes in regulations, (k) results of current items of litigation, (l) uninsured items of litigation or losses, (m) uncertainty in reserve estimates and cash flows, (n) ability to replace oil and gas reserves, (o) security issues related to drivers and terminal facilities, (p) commodity price volatility, (q) demand for chemical based trucking operations, (r) successful completion of drilling activity, (s) financial soundness of customers and suppliers and (t) adverse world economic conditions.  These and other risks are described in the Company's reports that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS

(In thousands, except per share data)



Year Ended

Three Months Ended


December 31,

December 31,


2010

2009

2010

2009






Revenues

$  2,211,970

$  1,943,128

$  628,589

$  511,618






Costs, expenses and other

(2,199,269)

(1,936,627)

(625,218)

(513,506)

Income tax benefit (provision)

(4,070)

(2,352)

(981)

794






Net earnings (loss)

$  8,631

$  4,149

$  2,390

$  (1,094)






Basic and diluted net earnings (loss)





per common share

$  2.05

$  .98

$  .57

$  (.26)






Dividends per common share

$  .54

$  .50

$  .54

$  .50





UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS

(In thousands)





December 31,

December 31,


2010

2009

ASSETS



Cash

$  29,032

$  16,806

Other current assets

217,944

185,757

Total current assets

246,976

202,563




Net property & equipment

47,589

42,305

Deposits and other assets

6,740

4,533


$  301,305

$  249,401




LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



Total current liabilities

$  206,998

$  164,191

Long-term debt

-

-

Other long-term liabilities

4,152

1,409

Shareholders' equity

90,155

83,801


$  301,305

$  249,401




Rick Abshire
(713) 881-3609

SOURCE Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.

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