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California Resources’ Earnings and Production: Chart in Focus

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California Resources’ EBITDA normalized to production

In 2Q16, California Resources (CRC) reported adjusted EBITDA (earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization) normalized to total production of ~$14.4 per boe (barrel of oil equivalent), which is ~9% lower than 2Q15.

As the chart above shows, California Resources’ adjusted EBITDA normalized to total production peaked in 3Q14. In 1Q16, CRC reported its lowest-ever adjusted EBITDA normalized to total production. Sequentially, California Resources’ 2Q16 adjusted EBITDA normalized to total production rose ~70% from 1Q16.

For 2Q16, other upstream companies like Murphy Oil (MUR), Energen Corporation (EGN), and Denbury Resources (DNR) have also reported much lower year-over-year adjusted EBITDA normalized for total production.

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