Adams Resources Announces Third Quarter Earnings and a 12% Dividend Increase

HOUSTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Adams Resources & Energy, Inc., (AMEX:AE), announced third quarter 2007 unaudited net earnings of $2,855,000 or $.68 per common share. Revenues for the quarter totaled $700,295,000. Current earnings compare to unaudited third quarter 2006 net earnings of $1,677,000 or $.40 per common share. For the nine-months ended September 30, 2007, net earnings were $15,053,000 or $3.57 per common share.

Chairman K. S. "Bud" Adams, Jr. attributed the third quarter 2007 earnings improvement to increased commodity prices for crude oil. During the third quarter of 2007 the Company recognized a $1.5 million pre-tax inventory liquidation gain on the sale of crude oil quantities held in inventory. In contrast, during the third quarter of 2006, the Company recognized a $1.5 million pre-tax valuation loss on crude oil inventories due to declining prices during the period. This favorable current year event within the Company's marketing operation was offset by third quarter 2007 dry hole and exploration expenses totaling $1,930,000 compared to only $262,000 of such expenses in the third quarter of 2006.

     A summary of operating results is as follows:

                                                        Third Quarter
                                                     2007           2006

    Operating Earnings
      Marketing                                   $5,095,000     $1,890,000
      Transportation                               1,536,000      1,327,000
      Oil and gas                                   (511,000)     1,161,000
      General & administrative expenses           (2,307,000)    (2,110,000)
                                                   3,813,000      2,268,000
    Interest, net                                    431,000        198,000
    Income tax provision                          (1,389,000)      (789,000)

    Net earnings                                  $2,855,000     $1,677,000

The Company also announced its Board of Directors has declared an annual cash dividend in the amount of $.47 per common share, payable on December 17, 2007 to shareholders of record as of December 3, 2007. The amount of the dividend is increased by 12 percent, or $.05 per share, over last year. Chairman K. S. "Bud" Adams, Jr., said the Company's continued strength led to the dividend increase.

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 crude oil and natural gas 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, and (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 and (r) successful completion of drilling activity. These and other risks are described in the Company's reports that are on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

                      (In thousands, except per share data)

                                 Nine Months Ended       Three Months Ended
                                    September                 September
                                2007         2006         2007         2006

    Revenues                $1,756,409   $1,708,026     $700,295     $624,998

    Costs, expenses
     and other              (1,732,983)  (1,694,070)    (696,051)    (622,532)
    Income tax provision        (8,373)      (4,597)      (1,389)        (789)

    Net earnings               $15,053       $9,359       $2,855       $1,677

    Earnings per share
      Basic and diluted net
       earnings per common
       share                     $3.57        $2.22         $.68         $.40

    Dividends per common share      $-           $-           $-           $-

                                (In thousands)

                                                  September 30,   December 31,
                                                       2007           2006

      Cash                                           $25,076        $20,668
      Other current assets                           232,498        221,122
        Total current assets                         257,574        241,790

      Net property & equipment                        42,321         43,316
      Other assets                                     4,802          4,181
                                                    $304,697       $289,287

      Total current liabilities                     $209,239       $206,582
      Long-term debt                                       -          3,000
      Deferred taxes and other                         6,037          5,337
      Shareholders' equity                            89,421         74,368
                                                    $304,697       $289,287

     Contact: Rick Abshire (713) 881-3609

Source: Adams Resources & Energy, Inc.

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