MOSCOW (MRC) -- French energy company TotalEnergies SE posted sharply higher profits and benefited from high commodity prices in 3Q 2022, said the company.
A new impairment linked to Russia, however, had an impact. Net income increased year-on-year to USD6.63 bn from USD4.65 bn. Earnings on an adjusted basis stood at $9.86 bn, surpassing analysts' expectation of USD9.54 bn.
The company recorded a new impairment of USD3.1 bn linked to Russia during 3Q 2022. Hydrocarbon production stood at 2.67 M barrels of oil equivalent (boe)/d, a 5% year-on-year drop from 2.81 boe/d in 3Q 2021 partly because of more scheduled maintenance at Ichthys gas field in Australia and unscheduled close downs at the Kashagan oil field in the Caspian Sea.
The company anticipates production of nearly 2.8 M boe/d for 4Q 2022. For 3Q 2022, revenue increased from USD54.73 bn in 3Q 2021 to USD69.04 bn.
TotalEnergies anticipates the decision of Opec+ to reduce production targets and Europe's import restriction against Russian oil to assist oil prices, although international growth is anticipated to be more sluggish in 2023 year. Furthermore, gas prices should stay high and refining margins healthy.
A third interim dividend worth EUR 0.69/share is to be distributed to shareholders, the same as the first and second interim dividends for 2022 and represents a 5% increase over the interim and final dividends for 2021.
We remind, the Flemish government recently awarded TotalEnergies the contract to install 1,500 electric vehicle charging points in Antwerp. In the heart of Europe and in Belgium's most populous city, the company is reinforcing its commitment to offering and developing sustainable mobility, with the aim of becoming Belgium's leading company in the public charging market by 2024.
TotalEnergies is a global multi-energy company that produces and markets energies: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our more than 100,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, cleaner, more reliable and accessible to as many people as possible.