HOUSTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., (NYSE Amex - AE), announced first quarter 2012 unaudited net earnings of $6,575,000 or $1.56 per common share on revenues of $877,489,000. This compares to unaudited first quarter 2011 net earnings of $5,583,000 or $1.32 per common share. Net cash provided by operating activities totaled $9,211,000 for the three-month period ended March 31, 2012.
K. S. Adams, Jr., Chairman, commented that demand within the Company's marketing and transportation segments remained strong during the first quarter of 2012 leading to the favorable results. Both comparative periods benefited from gains on property sales with the 2012 quarter reflecting $2.9 million in pre-tax gains from the sale of used truck-tractors and from equipment sales associated with the Company's discontinued refined products marketing business. Comparatively, the first quarter 2011 benefited from a $2.8 million pre-tax gain on the sale of certain oil and gas property interests.
A summary of operating results follows:
Operating Earnings (Expense)
Oil and gas
Interest income (expense), net
Income tax (provision) benefit
Discontinued operation earnings (loss)
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 STATEMENT OF EARNINGS
(In thousands, except per share data)
Three Months Ended
Costs, expenses and other
Income tax (provision)
Earnings from continuing operations
Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations
Earnings (loss) per share:
From continuing operations
From discontinued operations
Basic and diluted net earnings per common share
Dividends per common share
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
Cash and marketable securities
Other current assets
Total current assets
Net property & equipment
Deposits and other assets
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Total current liabilities
Other long-term liabilities
SOURCE Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.