May 09, 2012 at 17:30 PM EDT
Adams Resources Announces First Quarter 2012 Earnings

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:



First Quarter


2012

2011




Operating Earnings (Expense)



Marketing

$   8,158,000

$   6,846,000

Transportation

3,054,000

1,992,000

Oil and gas

402,000

2,046,000

Administrative expenses

(2,232,000)

(2,109,000)


9,382,000

8,775,000

Interest income (expense), net

20,000

48,000

Income tax (provision) benefit

(3,352,000)

(3,045,000)

Discontinued operation earnings (loss)

525,000

(195,000)




Net earnings

$   6,575,000

$   5,583,000

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.

Rick Abshire
(713) 881-3609

UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF EARNINGS

(In thousands, except per share data)



Three Months Ended


March 31,

March 31,


2012

2011




Revenues

$   877,489

$   663,846




Costs, expenses and other

(868,087)

(655,023)

Income tax (provision)

(3,352)

(3,045)




Earnings from continuing operations

6,050

5,778

Earnings (loss) from discontinued operations

525

(195)

Net earnings

$       6,575

$       5,583




Earnings (loss) per share:



From continuing operations

$          1.43

$          1.37

From discontinued operations

.13

(.05)

Basic and diluted net earnings per common share

1.56

1.32




Dividends per common share

$               -

$               -



UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET

(In thousands)



March 31,

December 31,


2012

2011




ASSETS



Cash and marketable securities

$        35,989

$        37,066

Other current assets

290,931

267,899

Total current assets

326,920

304,965




Net property & equipment

80,818

68,857

Deposits and other assets

4,796

5,018


$      412,534

$      378,840




LIABILITIES AND EQUITY



Total current liabilities

$      282,815

$      256,094

Other long-term liabilities

12,462

12,064

Shareholders' equity

117,257

110,682


$      412,534

$      378,840

SOURCE Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.

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