QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2019
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period fromto
Commission file number 1-8590
MURPHY OIL CORPORATION
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)
300 Peach Street, P.O. Box 7000
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value
New York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days. ☒Yes☐ No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files). ☒Yes☐ No
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Large accelerated filer
Smaller reporting company
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Number of shares of Common Stock, $1.00 par value, outstanding atSeptember 30, 2019was 157,230,034.
These notes are an integral part of the financial statements of Murphy Oil Corporation and Consolidated Subsidiaries (Murphy/the Company) on pages 2 through 6 of this Form 10-Q report.
Note A – Nature of Business and Interim Financial Statements
NATURE OF BUSINESS – Murphy Oil Corporation is an international oil and gas company that conducts its business through various operating subsidiaries. The Company primarily produces oil and natural gas in the United States and Canada and conducts oil and natural gas exploration activities worldwide.
Effective January 1, 2019, Malaysia was reported as discontinued operations as the sale represents a strategic shift that has a major effect on the Company’s operations and financial results. Prior periods have been reclassified to conform with the current presentation. See Note D – Property, Plant, and Equipment and Note E – Discontinued Operations and Assets Held for Sale for more information regarding the sale of this asset.
In connection with the LLOG acquisition, further discussed in Note Q – Acquisitions, we now hold a 0.5% interest in two variable interest entities (VIEs), Delta House Oil and Gas Lateral LLC and Delta House FPS LLC (collectively Delta House). These VIEs have not been consolidated because we are not considered the primary beneficiary. These non-consolidated VIEs are not material to our financial position or results of operations. As of September 30, 2019, our maximum exposure to loss was $3.7 million, which represents our net investment in Delta House. We have not provided any financial support to Delta House other than amounts previously required by our membership interest.
INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS – In the opinion of Murphy’s management, the unaudited financial statements presented herein include all accruals necessary to present fairly the Company’s financial position at September 30, 2019 and December 31, 2018, and the results of operations, cash flows and changes in stockholders’ equity for the interim periods ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America (U.S.). In preparing the financial statements of the Company in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the U.S., management has made a number of estimates and assumptions related to the reporting of assets, liabilities, revenues, and expenses and the disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results may differ from the estimates.
Financial statements and notes to consolidated financial statements included in this Form 10-Q report should be read in conjunction with the Company’s 2018 Form 10-K report, as certain notes and other pertinent information have been abbreviated or omitted in this report. Financial results for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 are not necessarily indicative of future results.
Note B – New Accounting Principles and Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Accounting Principles Adopted
Leases. In February 2016, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-02 (Topic 842) to increase transparency and comparability among companies by recognizing lease assets and lease liabilities on the balance sheet and disclosing key information about leasing arrangements. The main difference between previous Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and this ASU is the recognition of right-of-use assets and lease liabilities by lessees for those leases classified as operating leases under previous GAAP. The company adopted the standard in the first quarter of 2019 utilizing the modified retrospective transition method through a cumulative-effect adjustment at the beginning of the first quarter of 2019. The Company has elected the package of practical expedients, which allows the Company not to reassess (1) whether any expired or existing contracts as of the adoption date are or contain a lease, (2) lease classification for any expired or existing leases as of the adoption date and (3) initial direct costs for any existing leases as of the adoption date. The Company did not elect to apply the hindsight practical expedient when determining lease term and assessing impairment of right-of-use assets. The adoption of ASU 2016-02 resulted in the recognition of right-of-use assets of $618.1 million, current lease liabilities for operating leases of approximately $155.5 million, non-current lease liabilities of $468.4 million and a cumulative-effect adjustment to credit retained earnings of $116.8 million on its Consolidated Balance Sheets, with no material impact to its Consolidated Statements of Operations. See Note P for further information regarding the impact of the adoption of ASU 2016-02 on the Company’s financial statements.
Compensation – Stock Compensation. In June 2018, the FASB issued an ASU 2018-07 which supersedes existing guidance for equity-based payments to nonemployees and expands the scope of guidance for stock compensation to include all share-based payment arrangements related to the acquisition of goods and services from both nonemployees and employees. As a result, the same guidance that provides for employee share-based payments, including most of its requirements related to classification and measurement, applies to nonemployee share-based payment arrangements. The Company adopted this guidance during the first quarter of 2019 and it did not have material impact on its consolidated financial statements.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)
Note B – New Accounting Principles and Recent Accounting Pronouncements(Contd.)
Recent Accounting Pronouncements
Financial Instruments– Credit Losses. In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13 which replaces the impairment model for most financial assets, including trade receivables, from the incurred loss methodology to a forward-looking expected loss model that will result in earlier recognition of credit losses. The amendments in this ASU are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, with early adoption permitted, and is to be applied on a modified retrospective basis. The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of this ASU, but does not expect a material impact to its consolidated financial statements.
Fair Value Measurement. In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-13 which modifies disclosure requirements related to fair value measurement. The amendments in this ASU are effective for fiscal years, and interim periods within those fiscal years, beginning after December 15, 2019. Implementation on a prospective or retrospective basis varies by specific disclosure requirement. Early adoption is permitted. The standard also allows for early adoption of any removed or modified disclosures upon issuance of this ASU while delaying adoption of the additional disclosures until their effective date. The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of this ASU to its consolidated financial statements.
Compensation-Retirement Benefits-Defined Benefit Plans-General. In August 2018, the FASB issued ASU 2018-14 which modifies the disclosure requirements for employers that sponsor defined benefit pension or other postretirement plans. For public companies, the amendments in this ASU are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2020, with early adoption permitted, and is to be applied on a retrospective basis to all periods presented. The Company is currently assessing the potential impact of this ASU to its consolidated financial statements.
Note C – Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Nature of Goods and Services
The Company explores for and produces crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids (collectively oil and gas) in select basins around the globe. The Company’s revenue from sales of oil and gas production activities are primarily subdivided into two key geographic segments: the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, revenue from sales to customers is generated from three primary revenue streams: crude oil and condensate, natural gas liquids, and natural gas.
For operated oil and gas production where the non-operated working interest owner does not take-in-kind its proportionate interest in the produced commodity, the Company acts as an agent for the working interest owner and recognizes revenue only for its own share of the commingled production.
U.S.- In the United States, the Company primarily produces oil and gas from fields in the Eagle Ford Shale area of South Texas and in the Gulf of Mexico. Revenue is generally recognized when oil and gas are transferred to the customer at the delivery point. Revenue recognized is largely index based with price adjustments for floating market differentials.
Canada- In Canada, contracts are primarily long-term floating commodity index priced, except for certain natural gas physical forward sales fixed-price contracts. For the Offshore business in Canada, contracts are based on index prices and revenue is recognized at the time of vessel load based on the volumes on the bill of lading and point of custody transfer.
In the third quarter of 2019, the Company made an immaterial reclassification to correct its financial statements to report transportation, gathering, and processing costs as a separate line item (previously reported net in revenue) in the Consolidated Statements of Operations and revised all historical periods to reflect this presentation. There was no resultant change in net income attributable to Murphy.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)
Note C – Revenue from Contracts with Customers(Contd.)
Disaggregation of Revenue
The Company reviews performance based on two key geographical segments and between onshore and offshore sources of revenue within these geographies.
For the three-months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018, the Company recognized $750.3 million and $475.5 million, respectively, from contracts with customers for the sales of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas. For the nine-months ended September 30, 2019 and 2018 the Company recognized $2,060.1 million and $1,330.4 million, respectively, from contracts with customers for the sales of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas.
Three Months Ended September 30,
Nine Months Ended September 30,
(Thousands of dollars)
Net crude oil and condensate revenue
Total crude oil and condensate revenue
Net natural gas liquids revenue
Total natural gas liquids revenue
Net natural gas revenue
Total natural gas revenue
Total revenue from contracts with customers
Gain (loss) on crude contracts
Gain on sale of assets and other income 1
1Gain on sale of Malaysia operations of $960.0 million is reported in discontinued operations. See Note E.
Contract Balances and Asset Recognition
As of September 30, 2019, and December 31, 2018, receivables from contracts with customers, net of royalties and associated payables, on the balance sheet from continuing operations, were $146.4 million and $147.6 million, respectively. Payment terms for the Company’s sales vary across contracts and geographical regions, with the majority of the cash receipts required within 30 days of billing. Based on historical collections and ability of customers to pay, the Company did not recognize any impairment losses on receivables or contract assets arising from customer contracts during the reporting periods.
The Company has not entered into any upstream oil and gas sale contracts that have financing components as at September 30, 2019.
The Company does not employ sales incentive strategies such as commissions or bonuses for obtaining sales contracts. For the periods presented, the Company did not identify any assets to be recognized associated with the costs to obtain a contract with a customer.
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)
Note C – Revenue from Contracts with Customers(Contd.)
The Company recognizes oil and gas revenue when it satisfies a performance obligation by transferring control over a commodity to a customer. Judgment is required to determine whether some customers simultaneously receive and consume the benefit of commodities. As a result of this assessment for the Company, each unit of measure of the specified commodity is considered to represent a distinct performance obligation that is satisfied at a point in time upon the transfer of control of the commodity.
For contracts with market or index-based pricing, which represent the majority of sales contracts, the Company has elected the allocation exception and allocates the variable consideration to each single performance obligation in the contract. As a result, there is no price allocation to unsatisfied remaining performance obligations for delivery of commodity product in subsequent periods.
The Company has entered into several long-term, fixed-price contracts in Canada. The underlying reason for entering a fixed price contract is generally unrelated to anticipated future prices or other observable data and serves a particular purpose in the company’s long-term strategy.
As of September 30, 2019, the Company had the following sales contracts in place which are expected to generate revenue from sales to customers for a period of 12 months or more starting at the inception of the contract:
Current Long-Term Contracts Outstanding at September 30, 2019
Fixed quantity delivery in Eagle Ford
Oil, Gas and NGL
Deliveries from dedicated acreage in Eagle Ford
Dedicated acreage delivery in GOM
Contracts to sell natural gas at Alberta AECO fixed prices
Contracts to sell natural gas at USD Index pricing