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ConocoPhillips Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year 2021 Results; Increases Planned 2022 Return of Capital to $8 Billion and Declares Quarterly Dividend and Variable Return of Cash Distribution

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HOUSTON, February 03, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) today reported fourth-quarter 2021 earnings of $2.6 billion, or $1.98 per share, compared with a fourth-quarter 2020 loss of $0.8 billion, or ($0.72) per share. Excluding special items, fourth-quarter 2021 adjusted earnings were $3.0 billion, or $2.27 per share, compared with a fourth-quarter 2020 adjusted loss of $0.2 billion, or ($0.19) per share. Special items for the current quarter were primarily comprised of non-cash impairments related to the company’s existing investment in APLNG and noncore assets in Lower 48, partially offset by a gain on Cenovus Energy (CVE) equity.

Full-year 2021 earnings were $8.1 billion, or $6.07 per share, compared with a full-year 2020 loss of $2.7 billion, or ($2.51) per share. Excluding special items, full-year 2021 adjusted earnings were $8.0 billion, or $6.01 per share, compared with a full-year 2020 adjusted loss of $1.0 billion, or ($0.97) per share.

In addition, ConocoPhillips today announced a $1 billion increase in expected 2022 return of capital to shareholders to a new total of $8 billion, an increase of more than 30% over 2021. The company declared both an ordinary dividend of 46 cents per share and a second-quarter variable return of cash (VROC) payment of 30 cents per share, a 50% increase over the first-quarter VROC. Combined, the targeted 2022 ordinary dividend and VROC represent a more than 50% increase in cash return to shareholders compared to 2021.

"Our strong fourth-quarter results capped a transformative year for our company as we continue to deliver on our Triple Mandate," said Ryan Lance, ConocoPhillips chairman and chief executive officer. "During 2021, we strengthened our outstanding low cost of supply portfolio. We closed and successfully integrated the Concho acquisition while exceeding our synergy targets, acquired and began to integrate the accretive Shell Permian position into our portfolio, and announced both the sale of our Indonesia assets and acquisition of additional interest in APLNG. We generated a 14% return on capital employed and returned $6 billion, or 38% of our cash from operations, to shareholders through ordinary dividends and share repurchases, and today announced an expected $8 billion total return of capital to shareholders in 2022. We continued to advance our commitment to ESG excellence, announcing plans to further reduce both our net and gross emissions intensity by 2030. It has been a remarkable year for the company, and I could not be more proud of our employees."

Full-Year 2021 Summary and Recent Announcements

  • Announced an increase to expected 2022 return of capital to shareholders to a total of $8 billion, with the incremental $1 billion to be distributed through share repurchases and VROC tiers.

  • Acquired and integrated Concho, capturing over $1 billion of savings ahead of schedule; acquired Shell’s Permian assets on Dec. 1, 2021.

  • Exercised preemption right to purchase additional 10% shareholding interest in APLNG, expected to close in the first quarter of 2022.

  • Generated $0.3 billion in disposition proceeds from noncore asset sales and entered into agreements to sell an additional $1.8 billion in assets, subject to customary closing adjustments.

  • Delivered strong operational performance across the company’s asset base, resulting in full-year production of 1,527 MBOED, excluding Libya.

  • Achieved first production from GMT2, Malikai Phase 2 and SNP Phase 2; completed Tor II project and started production from a third Montney multi-well pad.

  • Generated cash provided by operating activities of $17.0 billion and cash from operations (CFO) of $15.7 billion, exceeding capital expenditures and investments of $5.3 billion, yielding free cash flow of $10.4 billion.

  • Achieved 14% return on capital employed; 16% cash-adjusted return on capital employed.

  • Distributed $6.0 billion to shareholders through $2.4 billion in dividends and $3.6 billion of share repurchases, representing a 38% return of CFO.

  • Ended the year with cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash totaling $5.4 billion and short-term investments of $0.4 billion, totaling $5.8 billion in ending cash and short-term investments.

  • Initiated paced monetization of the company’s CVE investment, generating $1.1 billion in proceeds through sale of 117 million shares, with the funds applied to share repurchases; 91 million CVE shares remained outstanding at year-end 2021.

  • Advanced the company’s net-zero ambition with an increase in Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions-intensity reduction targets to 40-50% from a 2016 baseline on a net equity and gross operated basis by 2030, from the previous target of 35-45% on only a gross operated basis.

Quarterly Dividend and Variable Return of Cash

ConocoPhillips announced a quarterly ordinary dividend of 46 cents per share, payable March 1, 2022, to stockholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 14, 2022. In addition, the company announced a second-quarter VROC of 30 cents per share, payable April 14, 2022, to stockholders of record at the close of business on March 31, 2022.

Fourth-Quarter Review

Production excluding Libya for the fourth quarter of 2021 was 1,567 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day (MBOED), an increase of 423 MBOED from the same period a year ago. After adjusting for closed acquisitions and dispositions as well as impacts from converting previously acquired Concho two-stream contracted volumes to a three-stream basis, fourth-quarter 2021 production increased by 70 MBOED, or 5% from the same period a year ago. This increase was primarily due to new production from Lower 48 and other development programs across the portfolio, partially offset by normal field decline. Production from Libya averaged 41 MBOED.

In the Lower 48, production averaged 818 MBOED, including 483 MBOED from the Permian, 213 MBOED from the Eagle Ford and 100 MBOED from the Bakken. Lower 48 ended the quarter with 20 drilling rigs and nine frac crews at work, including ongoing activity on the Permian assets acquired in the fourth quarter. In Alaska, GMT2 achieved first oil on schedule at rates in line with expectations.

Earnings and adjusted earnings increased from fourth-quarter 2020 due to higher realized prices and volumes, partially offset by higher operating costs associated with the higher volumes. The company’s total average realized price was $65.56 per barrel of oil equivalent (BOE), 97% higher than the $33.21 per BOE realized in the fourth quarter of 2020, as production remains unhedged and thus realizes the full benefit of higher marker prices.

For the quarter, cash provided by operating activities was $5.9 billion. Excluding a $0.4 billion change in operating working capital, ConocoPhillips generated CFO of $5.5 billion. CFO included a $0.2 billion benefit from commercial and inventory timing, which was offset in operating working capital. Dispositions generated $0.9 billion primarily from sale of CVE shares, with the proceeds from CVE sales applied to additional share repurchases. The company completed the all-cash Shell Permian acquisition by making an $8.2 billion payment at closing, funded $1.6 billion of capital expenditures and investments, paid $0.6 billion in dividends and repurchased $1.4 billion of shares.

Full-Year Review

Production excluding Libya for 2021 was 1,527 MBOED. After adjusting for closed acquisitions and dispositions, impacts from 2020 curtailments, 2021 Winter Storm Uri and the conversion of Concho two-stream contracted volumes to a three-stream basis, production increased by 28 MBOED or 2%. This increase was primarily due to new production from Lower 48 and other development programs across the portfolio, partially offset by normal field decline. Production from Libya averaged 40 MBOED in 2021.

The company’s total realized price for 2021 was $54.63 per BOE, 70% higher than the $32.15 per BOE realized in 2020, as production remains unhedged and thus realizes the full benefit of higher marker prices.

In 2021, cash provided by operating activities was $17.0 billion. Excluding a $1.3 billion change in operating working capital, ConocoPhillips generated CFO of $15.7 billion. CFO was reduced by approximately $1.2 billion due to transaction and restructuring expenses and realized losses on the commodity hedging portfolio acquired from Concho. Dispositions generated $1.7 billion primarily from sale of CVE shares, with the proceeds from CVE sales applied to additional share repurchases. The company completed the Shell Permian acquisition for total net cash of $8.7 billion, funded capital expenditures and investments of $5.3 billion, paid dividends of $2.4 billion and repurchased shares of $3.6 billion.

Reserves Update

Preliminary 2021 year-end proved reserves are approximately 6.1 billion BOE, with total reserve replacement of 377%, including closed acquisitions and dispositions and market factors.

Reserve changes excluding closed acquisitions and dispositions as well as market factors are expected to add 0.4 billion BOE, resulting in an organic reserve replacement ratio of approximately 68%. Market factors represent the use of historical 12-month pricing in measuring proved reserves as prescribed by Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) guidelines that increased reserves by 0.7 billion BOE.

Final information related to the company’s 2021 oil and gas reserves, as well as costs incurred, will be provided in ConocoPhillips’ Annual Report on Form 10-K, to be filed with the SEC in February.

Outlook

The company’s 2022 operating plan capital budget is $7.2 billion. The plan includes funding for ongoing development drilling programs, major projects, exploration and appraisal activities, base maintenance and $0.2 billion for projects to reduce the company’s Scope 1 and 2 emissions intensity and fund investments in several early-stage low-carbon opportunities that address end-use emissions.

The company’s 2022 production guidance is 1.8 million barrels of oil equivalent per day (MMBOED), including Libya but excluding impacts from the pending Indonesia disposition and acquisition of additional APLNG shareholding interest. First-quarter 2022 production is expected to be 1.75 MMBOED to 1.79 MMBOED, essentially flat to fourth-quarter 2021 on a pro forma basis.

Guidance for 2022 includes adjusted operating cost of $7.3 billion reflecting increased production, costs incurred following conversion of previously acquired Concho two-stream contracted volumes to a three-stream basis, and some anticipated inflation; adjusted corporate segment net loss of $1.0 billion; and depreciation, depletion and amortization of $7.9 billion. Guidance excludes potential special items.

ConocoPhillips will host a conference call today at 12:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss this announcement. To listen to the call and view related presentation materials and supplemental information, go to www.conocophillips.com/investor.

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About ConocoPhillips

ConocoPhillips is one of the world’s leading exploration and production companies based on both production and reserves, with a globally diversified asset portfolio. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips had operations and activities in 14 countries, $91 billion of total assets and approximately 9,900 employees at Dec. 31, 2021. Production including Libya averaged 1,567 MBOED for the 12 months ended Dec. 31, 2021, and proved reserves were 6.1 BBOE as of Dec. 31, 2021. For more information, go to www.conocophillips.com.

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However, these statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve certain risks, uncertainties and other factors beyond our control. Therefore, actual outcomes and results may differ materially from what is expressed or forecast in the forward-looking statements. 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Unless legally required, ConocoPhillips expressly disclaims any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Cautionary Note to U.S. Investors – The SEC permits oil and gas companies, in their filings with the SEC, to disclose only proved, probable and possible reserves. We may use the term "resource" in this news release that the SEC’s guidelines prohibit us from including in filings with the SEC. U.S. investors are urged to consider closely the oil and gas disclosures in our Form 10-K and other reports and filings with the SEC. Copies are available from the SEC and from the ConocoPhillips website.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information – To supplement the presentation of the company’s financial results prepared in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), this news release and the accompanying supplemental financial information contain certain financial measures that are not prepared in accordance with GAAP, including adjusted earnings (calculated on a consolidated and on a segment-level basis), adjusted earnings per share, operating costs, adjusted operating costs, cash from operations (CFO), free cash flow, return on capital employed, cash adjusted return on capital employed and adjusted corporate segment net loss.

The company believes that the non-GAAP measures adjusted earnings (both on an aggregate and a per-share basis), adjusted operating costs and adjusted corporate segment net loss are useful to investors to help facilitate comparisons of the company’s operating performance associated with the company’s core business operations across periods on a consistent basis and with the performance and cost structures of peer companies by excluding items that do not directly relate to the company’s core business operations. Operating costs is defined by the company as the sum of production and operating expenses, selling, general and administrative expenses, exploration general and administrative expenses, geological and geophysical, lease rentals and other exploration expenses. Adjusted operating costs is defined as the company’s operating costs further adjusted to exclude expenses that do not directly relate to the company’s core business operations and are included as adjustments to arrive at adjusted earnings to the extent those adjustments impact operating costs. The company further believes that the non-GAAP measure CFO is useful to investors to help understand changes in cash provided by operating activities excluding the timing effects associated with operating working capital changes across periods on a consistent basis and with the performance of peer companies. Free cash flow is defined as CFO net of capital expenditures and investments. The company believes free cash flow is useful to investors in understanding how existing cash from operations is utilized as a source for sustaining our current capital plan and future development growth. Free cash flow is not a measure of cash available for discretionary expenditures since the company has certain non-discretionary obligations such as debt service that are not deducted from the measure. Return on capital employed (ROCE) is a measure of the profitability of the company’s capital employed in its business operations compared with that of its peers. The company calculates ROCE as a ratio, the numerator of which is net income, and the denominator of which is average total equity plus average total debt. The net income is adjusted for after‐tax interest expense, for the purposes of measuring efficiency of debt capital used in operations; net income is also adjusted for non‐operational or special items impacts to allow for comparability in the long-term view across periods. The company believes ROCE is a good indicator of long‐term company and management performance as it relates to capital efficiency, both absolute and relative to the company’s primary peer group. The basis of cash adjusted ROCE utilizes ROCE as defined above and further adjusts for cash and cash equivalents, restricted cash, and short-term investments as well as the after-tax interest income generated by these capital sources, as the company may retain these sources for other strategic purposes and not fully employ such capital for use in operations. As such, cash adjusted ROCE is useful for comparability across periods that may be cyclically impacted by significant cash-related transactions. Adjusted corporate segment net loss is defined as corporate and other segment earnings adjusted for special items. The company believes that the above-mentioned non-GAAP measures, when viewed in combination with the company’s results prepared in accordance with GAAP, provides a more complete understanding of the factors and trends affecting the company’s business and performance. The company’s Board of Directors and management also use these non-GAAP measures to analyze the company’s operating performance across periods when overseeing and managing the company’s business.

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Reconciliations of each non-GAAP measure presented in this news release to the most directly comparable financial measure calculated in accordance with GAAP are included in the release.

Other Terms – This news release also contains the term pro forma underlying production, return of capital, reserve replacement and organic reserve replacement. Pro forma underlying production excludes Libya and reflects the impact of closed acquisitions and closed dispositions as if they had closed January 1, 2020. The company believes that underlying production is useful to investors to compare production excluding Libya and reflecting the impact of closed acquisitions and dispositions on a consistent go-forward basis across periods and with peer companies. For the purposes of comparing first quarter 2022 versus fourth quarter 2021, pro forma underlying production includes Libya and reflects the impact of closed acquisitions and closed dispositions as if they had closed January 1, 2021. Returns of capital (also referred to as distributions) is defined as the total of the ordinary dividend, share repurchases and variable return of cash (VROC). Reserve replacement is defined by the Company as a ratio representing the change in proved reserves, net of production, divided by current year production. Organic reserve replacement is defined by the Company as a ratio representing the change in proved reserves, net of production and excluding acquisitions and dispositions, divided by current year production. The Company believes that reserve replacement and organic reserve replacement are useful to investors to help understand how changes in proved reserves, net of production, compare with the Company’s current year production, inclusive and exclusive of acquisitions and dispositions, respectively.

References in the release to earnings refer to net income/(loss) attributable to ConocoPhillips.

ConocoPhillips

Table 1: Reconciliation of earnings to adjusted earnings

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

4Q21

4Q20

2021 FY

2020 FY

Pre-tax

Income
tax

After-tax

Per share
of common
stock
(dollars)

Pre-tax

Income tax

After-tax

Per share
of common
stock
(dollars)

Pre-tax

Income tax

After-tax

Per share
of common
stock
(dollars)

Pre-tax

Income
tax

After-tax

Per share
of common
stock
(dollars)

Earnings

$

2,627

1.98

(772

)

(0.72

)

8,079

6.07

(2,701

)

(2.51

)

Adjustments:

Impairments

773

(20

)

753

0.56

1,124

(255

)

869

0.81

684

1

685

0.51

1,680

(377

)

1,303

1.20

Transaction and restructuring expenses

69

(16

)

53

0.04

24

(5

)

19

0.02

435

(94

)

341

0.26

24

(5

)

19

0.02

Pension settlement expense

29

(6

)

23

0.02

17

(4

)

13

0.01

99

(20

)

79

0.06

44

(10

)

34

0.03

(Gain) loss on CVE shares

(297

)

-

(297

)

(0.22

)

(447

)

-

(447

)

(0.41

)

(1,040

)

-

(1,040

)

(0.78

)

855

-

855

0.79

(Gain) loss on asset sales

(126

)

29

(97

)

(0.07

)

-

-

-

-

(347

)

32

(315

)

(0.24

)

(551

)

(14

)

(565

)

(0.52

)

Unrealized (gain) loss on FX derivative

(21

)

4

(17

)

(0.01

)

17

(3

)

14

0.01

(9

)

1

(8

)

(0.01

)

(38

)

8

(30

)

(0.03

)

Deferred tax adjustments

-

(35

)

(35

)

(0.03

)

-

-

-

-

-

40

40

0.03

-

92

92

0.09

Exploration expenses

-

-

-

-

84

(17

)

67

0.06

-

-

-

-

84

(17

)

67

0.06

Net loss on accelerated settlement of Concho hedging program

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

132

(31

)

101

0.08

-

-

-

-

Pending claims and settlements

-

-

-

-

46

(10

)

36

0.03

48

(10

)

38

0.03

(75

)

9

(66

)

(0.06

)

Alberta tax credit

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(48

)

(48

)

(0.04

)

Adjusted earnings / (loss)

$

3,010

2.27

(201

)

(0.19

)

8,000

6.01

(1,040

)

(0.97

)

The income tax effects of the special items are primarily calculated based on the statutory rate of the jurisdiction in which the discrete item resides.

ConocoPhillips

Table 2: Reconciliation of reported production to pro forma underlying production

In MBOED, Except as Indicated

4Q21

4Q20

2021 FY

2020 FY

Total Reported ConocoPhillips Production

1,608

1,169

1,567

1,127

Adjustments:

Libya

(41

)

(25

)

(40

)

(9

)

Total Production excluding Libya

1,567

1,144

1,527

1,118

Closed Dispositions1

(2

)

(11

)

(12

)

(31

)

Closed Acquisitions 2

-

322

-

322

Total Pro Forma Underlying Production

1,565

1,455

1,515

1,409

Estimated Production Curtailments3

-

-

-

80

Estimated Downtime from Winter Storm Uri4

-

-

12

-

Estimated Uplift from 2 to 3 stream conversion5

(40

)

-

(10

)

-

Total reported production excludes impacts from the Shell Permian acquisition as an accounting close date of December 31, 2021 was used for reporting purposes.

1Includes production related to the completed Australia-West disposition and various Lower 48 dispositions.

2Includes production related to the acquisition of Concho. 2020 has been pro forma adjusted for the acquisition. 4Q20 and 2020 FY production estimate is based on the average daily production volumes of 322 MBOED for the nine months ended September 30, 2020 as publicly reported by Concho.

3Estimated production impacts from price related curtailments, which are excluded from Total Production excluding Libya and Total Underlying Production.

4Estimated production impacts from Winter Storm Uri, which are excluded from Total Production excluding Libya and Total Underlying Production.

5Estimated production impacts from the conversion of Concho two-stream contracted volumes to a three-stream (crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids) reporting basis, which are included in Total Production excluding Libya and Total Underlying Production.

ConocoPhillips

Table 3: Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to free cash flow

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

4Q21

2021 FY

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

5,868

16,996

Adjustments:

Net operating working capital changes

373

1,271

Cash from operations

5,495

15,725

Capital expenditures and investments

1,557

5,324

Free Cash Flow

3,938

10,401

ConocoPhillips

Table 4: Calculation of Reserve Replacement Ratios

MMBOE, Except as Indicated

End of 2020

4,459

End of 2021

6,101

Change in reserves

1,642

Production1

593

Change in reserves excluding production1

2,235

Total reserve replacement ratio

377

%

Production1

593

Purchases2

(1,169

)

Sales2

54

Market Factors3

(718

)

Changes in reserves excluding production1, purchases2, sales2 and market factors3

402

Organic reserve replacement ratio, excluding Market Factors

68

%

1Production includes fuel gas and Libya.

2Purchases refers to acquisitions and sales refers to dispositions.

3Market factors represent the use of historical 12-month pricing in measuring proved reserves as prescribed by SEC guidelines.

ConocoPhillips

Table 5: Return on capital employed (ROCE) and Cash Adjusted ROCE

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

ROCE

CASH ADJUSTED ROCE

Numerator

2021 FY

2020 FY

2021 FY

2020 FY

Net Income Attributable to ConocoPhillips

8,079

(2,701

)

8,079

(2,701

)

Adjustment to exclude special items

(79

)

1,661

(79

)

1,661

Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

-

46

-

46

After-tax interest expense

698

637

698

637

After-tax interest income

-

-

(26

)

(77

)

ROCE Earnings

8,698

(357

)

8,672

(434

)

Denominator

Average total equity¹

42,293

31,528

42,293

31,528

Average total debt²

19,338

15,123

19,338

15,123

Average total cash³

-

-

(8,430

)

(7,427

)

Average capital employed

61,631

46,651

53,201

39,224

ROCE (percent)

14

%

-1

%

16

%

-1

%

¹Average total equity is the average of beginning total equity and ending total equity by quarter.

²Average total debt is the average of beginning long-term debt and short-term debt and ending long-term debt and short-term debt by quarter.

3Average total cash is the average of beginning cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments and ending cash, cash equivalents, restricted cash and short-term investments by quarter.

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Table 6: Reconciliation of production and operating expenses to adjusted operating costs

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

2021 FY

2022 FY
Guidance

Production and operating expenses

5,694

~6,600

Selling, general and administrative (G&A) expenses

719

~500

Exploration G&A, G&G and lease rentals

300

~200

Operating costs

6,713

~7,300

Adjustments to exclude special items:

Less pending claims and settlements

(48

)

-

Less transaction and restructuring expenses

(404

)

-

Adjusted operating costs

6,261

~7,300

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Table 7: Reconciliation of adjusted corporate segment net loss

$ Millions, Except as Indicated

2021 FY

2022 FY
Guidance

Corporate and Other earnings

(210

)

~(1,000

)

Adjustments to exclude special items:

Less loss (gain) on CVE share

(1,040

)

-

Less transaction and restructuring expenses

109

-

Less pension settlement expense

99

-

Less unrealized loss (gain) on FX derivative

(9

)

-

Less pending claims and settlements

48

-

Less tax on special items

16

-

Adjusted corporate segment net loss

(987

)

~(1,000

)

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Contacts

Dennis Nuss (media)
281-293-1149
dennis.nuss@conocophillips.com

Investor Relations
281-293-5000
investor.relations@conocophillips.com

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