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Murphy Oil
Closing Price ($) Shares Out (MM) Market Cap ($MM)
$29.93 173 $5,180
10-Q 2018-09-30 Quarter: 2018-09-30
10-Q 2018-06-30 Quarter: 2018-06-30
10-Q 2018-03-31 Quarter: 2018-03-31
10-K 2017-12-31 Annual: 2017-12-31
10-Q 2017-09-30 Quarter: 2017-09-30
10-Q 2017-06-30 Quarter: 2017-06-30
10-Q 2017-03-31 Quarter: 2017-03-31
10-K 2016-12-31 Annual: 2016-12-31
10-Q 2016-09-30 Quarter: 2016-09-30
10-Q 2016-06-30 Quarter: 2016-06-30
10-Q 2016-03-31 Quarter: 2016-03-31
10-K 2015-12-31 Annual: 2015-12-31
8-K 2019-02-07 Officers, Exhibits
8-K 2019-01-31 Earnings, Exhibits
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8-K 2018-09-05 Regulation FD, Exhibits
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8-K 2018-08-08
8-K 2018-05-09 Shareholder Vote
8-K 2018-05-01 Other Events
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8-K 2018-02-12 Officers, Exhibits
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MUR 2018-09-30
Part I – Financial Information
Item 1. Financial Statements
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis
Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis (Contd.)
Item 3. Quantitative and Qualitative Disclosures About Market Risk
Item 4. Controls and Procedures
Part II – Other Information
Item 1. Legal Proceedings
Item 1A. Risk Factors
Item 6. Exhibits
EX-31.1 mur-20180930xex31_1.htm
EX-31.2 mur-20180930xex31_2.htm
EX-32 mur-20180930xex32.htm

Murphy Oil Earnings 2018-09-30

MUR 10Q Quarterly Report

Balance SheetIncome StatementCash Flow

10-Q 1 mur-20180930x10q.htm 10-Q Q3 2018 10Q

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UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549



FORM 10-Q



(Mark One)

[X]    QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the quarterly period ended September 30, 2018



OR



[   ]    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

For the transition period from              to

Commission file number 1-8590



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MURPHY OIL CORPORATION

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



Delaware

 

 

71-0361522

(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)

 

 

(I.R.S. Employer Identification Number)

 

 

 

 

300 Peach Street, P.O. Box 7000,

 

 

 

El Dorado, Arkansas

 

 

71731-7000

(Address of principal executive offices)

 

 

(Zip Code)



(870) 862-6411

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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. [X] 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).   [X] Yes    [  ] No 



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange act.



Large accelerated filer [X]                 Accelerated filer [  ]                Non-accelerated filer [  ]                      Smaller reporting company [  ]

Emerging growth company [  ]



If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. [  ]



Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Act). [  ] Yes    [X] No



Number of shares of Common Stock, $1.00 par value, outstanding at October 31, 2018 was 173,056,234. 



 


 



MURPHY OIL CORPORATION



TABLE OF CONTENTS



 

1

 


 

 

PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION



ITEM 1.  FINANCIAL STATEMENTS



Murphy Oil Corporation and Consolidated Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (unaudited)

(Thousands of dollars)





 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 



 

September 30,

 

December 31,



 

2018

 

2017

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents

 

$

947,732 

 

 

964,988 

Accounts receivable, less allowance for doubtful accounts of $1,605 in 
   2018 and 2017

 

 

274,193 

 

 

243,472 

Inventories, at lower of cost or market

 

 

94,615 

 

 

105,127 

Prepaid expenses

 

 

43,606 

 

 

35,087 

Assets held for sale

 

 

21,140 

 

 

22,929 

Total current assets

 

 

1,381,286 

 

 

1,371,603 

Property, plant and equipment, at cost less accumulated depreciation,
   depletion and amortization of $12,916,002 in 2018 and $12,280,741 in 2017

 

 

8,244,167 

 

 

8,220,031 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

346,455 

 

 

211,543 

Deferred charges and other assets

 

 

54,712 

 

 

57,765 



 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

$

10,026,620 

 

 

9,860,942 

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current maturities of long-term debt

 

$

10,454 

 

 

9,902 

Accounts payable

 

 

622,577 

 

 

595,916 

Income taxes payable

 

 

53,676 

 

 

44,604 

Other taxes payable

 

 

19,939 

 

 

23,574 

Other accrued liabilities

 

 

166,066 

 

 

156,681 

Liabilities associated with assets held for sale

 

 

2,802 

 

 

3,530 

Total current liabilities

 

 

875,514 

 

 

834,207 

Long-term debt, including capital lease obligation

 

 

2,903,899 

 

 

2,906,520 

Deferred income taxes

 

 

130,369 

 

 

159,098 

Asset retirement obligations

 

 

700,055 

 

 

709,299 

Deferred credits and other liabilities

 

 

649,855 

 

 

631,627 

Stockholders’ equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Cumulative Preferred Stock, par $100, authorized 400,000 shares, none issued
        

 

 

– 

 

 

– 

    Common Stock, par $1.00, authorized 450,000,000 shares, issued
          195,065,341 shares in 2018 and 195,055,724 in 2017

 

 

195,065 

 

 

195,056 

    Capital in excess of par value

 

 

905,379 

 

 

917,665 

    Retained earnings

 

 

5,453,414 

 

 

5,245,242 

    Accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

 

(537,768)

 

 

(462,243)

    Treasury stock

 

 

(1,249,162)

 

 

(1,275,529)

Total stockholders’ equity

 

 

4,766,928 

 

 

4,620,191 

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

 

$

10,026,620 

 

 

9,860,942 



See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, page 7.

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Murphy Oil Corporation and Consolidated Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)

(Thousands of dollars, except per share amounts)







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



September 30,

 

September 30,



2018

 

2017 1

 

2018

 

2017 1



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Revenue from sales to customers

$

659,806 

 

511,192 

 

1,921,910 

 

1,498,093 

     (Loss) gain on crude contracts

 

(2,223)

 

(13,573)

 

(69,349)

 

50,365 

     Gain on sale of assets and other income

 

17,214 

 

700 

 

26,035 

 

134,780 

Total revenues

 

674,797 

 

498,319 

 

1,878,596 

 

1,683,238 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Costs and expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Lease operating expenses

 

133,141 

 

112,751 

 

406,226 

 

346,072 

     Severance and ad valorem taxes

 

15,067 

 

10,816 

 

40,100 

 

32,771 

     Exploration expenses, including undeveloped
      lease amortization

 

21,838 

 

28,492 

 

69,911 

 

77,356 

     Selling and general expenses

 

64,107 

 

51,374 

 

173,324 

 

155,438 

     Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

241,833 

 

243,636 

 

710,563 

 

714,782 

     Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

11,099 

 

10,654 

 

32,041 

 

31,638 

     Redetermination expense

 

11,332 

 

– 

 

11,332 

 

– 

     Other expense (benefit)

 

(34,387)

 

2,454 

 

(44,776)

 

10,988 

Total costs and expenses

 

464,030 

 

460,177 

 

1,398,721 

 

1,369,045 

Operating income from continuing operations

 

210,767 

 

38,142 

 

479,875 

 

314,193 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income (loss)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Interest and other income (loss)

 

(19,478)

 

(53,019)

 

(19,445)

 

(106,345)

     Interest expense, net

 

(44,492)

 

(48,681)

 

(134,264)

 

(138,423)

Total other loss

 

(63,970)

 

(101,700)

 

(153,709)

 

(244,768)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income (loss) from continuing operations before income taxes

 

146,797 

 

(63,558)

 

326,166 

 

69,425 

Income tax expense

 

51,038 

 

2,760 

 

15,801 

 

95,602 

Income (loss) from continuing operations

 

95,759 

 

(66,318)

 

310,365 

 

(26,177)

Income (loss) from discontinued operations,
    net of income taxes

 

(1,815)

 

425 

 

(2,650)

 

1,177 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NET INCOME (LOSS)

$

93,944 

 

(65,893)

 

307,715 

 

(25,000)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE – BASIC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Continuing operations

$

0.55 

 

(0.38)

 

1.79 

 

(0.15)

     Discontinued operations

 

(0.01)

 

 -

 

(0.01)

 

0.01 

         Net Income (Loss)

$

0.54 

 

(0.38)

 

1.78 

 

(0.14)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

INCOME (LOSS) PER COMMON SHARE – DILUTED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Continuing operations

$

0.55 

 

(0.38)

 

1.78 

 

(0.15)

     Discontinued operations

 

(0.01)

 

 -

 

(0.01)

 

0.01 

         Net Income (Loss)

$

0.54 

 

(0.38)

 

1.77 

 

(0.14)



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash dividends per Common share

 

0.25 

 

0.25 

 

0.75 

 

0.75 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average Common shares outstanding (thousands)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

     Basic

 

173,047 

 

172,573 

 

172,949 

 

172,509 

     Diluted

 

174,175 

 

172,573 

 

174,202 

 

172,509 



1 Reclassified to conform to current presentation (see Note B). 

See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, page 7.

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Murphy Oil Corporation and Consolidated Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (unaudited)

(Thousands of dollars)









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 



September 30,

 

September 30,

 



2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

93,944 

 

(65,893)

 

307,715 

 

(25,000)

 

Other comprehensive income (loss), net of tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net (loss) gain from foreign currency translation

 

33,380 

 

101,210 

 

(53,805)

 

194,094 

 

Retirement and postretirement benefit plans

 

3,390 

 

2,396 

 

10,498 

 

7,169 

 

Deferred loss on interest rate hedges reclassified to interest
expense

 

585 

 

482 

 

1,756 

 

1,445 

 

Reclassification of certain tax effects to retained earnings

 

– 

 

– 

 

(30,237)

 

– 

 

Other

 

– 

 

– 

 

(3,737)

 

– 

 

Other comprehensive (loss) income

 

37,355 

 

104,088 

 

(75,525)

 

202,708 

 

COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

$

131,299 

 

38,195 

 

232,190 

 

177,708 

 





See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, page 7.

 

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Murphy Oil Corporation and Consolidated Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS (unaudited)

(Thousands of dollars)





 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



Nine Months Ended

 



September 30,

 



2018

 

2017

 

Operating Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Net income (loss)

$

307,715 

 

(25,000)

 

Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash provided by continuing

  operations activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Loss (Income) from discontinued operations

 

2,650 

 

(1,177)

 

Depreciation, depletion and amortization

 

710,563 

 

714,782 

 

Dry hole costs (credits)

 

4,526 

 

(1,139)

 

Amortization of undeveloped leases

 

31,544 

 

40,859 

 

Accretion of asset retirement obligations

 

32,041 

 

31,638 

 

Deferred income tax benefit

 

(138,755)

 

(3,567)

 

Pretax gain from sale of assets

 

(6)

 

(130,765)

 

Net (increase) decrease in noncash operating working capital

 

(2,550)

 

1,070 

 

Other operating activities, net

 

49,217 

 

192,097 

 

Net cash provided by continuing operations activities

 

996,945 

 

818,798 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Investing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Property additions and dry hole costs

 

(858,356)

 

(706,417)

 

Proceeds from sales of property, plant and equipment

 

1,128 

 

69,146 

 

Purchases of investment securities  1

 

– 

 

(212,661)

 

Proceeds from maturity of investment securities 1

 

– 

 

320,828 

 

Net cash required by investing activities

 

(857,228)

 

(529,104)

 



 

 

 

 

 

Financing Activities

 

 

 

 

 

Borrowings of debt, net of issuance costs

 

– 

 

541,772 

 

Repayments of debt

 

– 

 

(550,000)

 

Capital lease obligation payments

 

(7,164)

 

(14,687)

 

Withholding tax on stock-based incentive awards

 

(6,922)

 

(7,151)

 

Cash dividends paid

 

(129,780)

 

(129,421)

 

Net cash required by financing activities

 

(143,866)

 

(159,487)

 



 

 

 

 

 

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(13,107)

 

(5,797)

 

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(17,256)

 

124,410 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

 

964,988 

 

872,797 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period

$

947,732 

 

997,207 

 





 

1  Investments are Canadian government securities with maturities greater than 90 days at the date of acquisition.



See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, page 7.

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Murphy Oil Corporation and Consolidated Subsidiaries

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY (unaudited)

(Thousands of dollars)





 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 



Nine Months Ended



September 30,



2018

 

2017

Cumulative Preferred Stock – par $100, authorized 400,000 shares,
   none issued

$

– 

 

 

– 

Common Stock – par $1.00, authorized 450,000,000 shares, issued 195,065,341
    shares at September 30, 2018 and 195,055,724 shares at September 30, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

195,056 

 

 

195,056 

Exercise of stock options

 

 

 

– 

Balance at end of period

 

195,065 

 

 

195,056 

Capital in Excess of Par Value

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

917,665 

 

 

916,799 

Exercise of stock options, including income tax benefits

 

(175)

 

 

– 

Restricted stock transactions and other

 

(32,766)

 

 

(26,553)

Stock-based compensation

 

20,655 

 

 

20,767 

Other

 

– 

 

 

(77)

Balance at end of period

 

905,379 

 

 

910,936 

Retained Earnings

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

5,245,242 

 

 

5,729,596 

Net income (loss) for the period

 

307,715 

 

 

(25,000)

Reclassification of certain tax effects from accumulated other comprehensive loss

 

30,237 

 

 

– 

Cash dividends

 

(129,780)

 

 

(129,421)

Balance at end of period

 

5,453,414 

 

 

5,575,175 

Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

(462,243)

 

 

(628,212)

Foreign currency translation (loss) gain, net of income taxes

 

(53,805)

 

 

194,094 

Retirement and postretirement benefit plans, net of income taxes

 

10,498 

 

 

7,169 

Deferred loss on interest rate hedges reclassified to interest expense,
   net of income taxes

 

1,756 

 

 

1,445 

Reclassification of certain tax effects to retained earnings

 

(30,237)

 

 

– 

Other

 

(3,737)

 

 

– 

Balance at end of period

 

(537,768)

 

 

(425,504)

Treasury Stock

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at beginning of period

 

(1,275,529)

 

 

(1,296,560)

Sale of stock under employee stock purchase plan

 

– 

 

 

145 

Awarded restricted stock, net of forfeitures

 

26,367 

 

 

20,886 

Balance at end of period – 22,018,095 shares of Common Stock in
   2018 and 22,482,581 shares of Common Stock in 2017, at cost

 

(1,249,162)

 

 

(1,275,529)

Total Stockholders’ Equity

$

4,766,928 

 

 

4,980,134 



See Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements, page 7.

 

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

 

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, Canada and Malaysia and undertakes oil and natural gas exploration activities in select basins around the globe.

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, 2018 and December 31, 2017, and the results of operations, cash flows and changes in stockholders’ equity for the interim periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, 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 2017 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, 2018 are not necessarily indicative of future results.



Note B – New Accounting Principles and Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Accounting Principles Adopted

Revenue from Contracts with Customers.    In May 2014, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issued an Accounting Standards Update (ASU), which established a comprehensive model of accounting for revenue arising from contracts with customers that superseded most revenue recognition requirements and industry-specific guidance.  Under the new standard, the Company recognizes revenue when it transfers control of the commodity to customers in an amount that reflects the consideration the Company expects to be entitled to in exchange for the commodity.  Additional disclosures are required to describe the nature, amount, timing and uncertainly of revenue and cash flows from contracts with customers.  The Company adopted the new standard in the first quarter of 2018 using the modified retrospective method.  The Company performed a review of contracts in each of its revenue streams and implemented accounting policies and internal controls to address the requirements of the ASU.  Prior to January 1, 2018, the Company followed the sales method of revenue recognition under Accounting Standards Codification (ASC) Topic 605 and recorded revenue when deliveries occurred, and legal ownership of the commodity transferred to the customer.

There was no adjustment to the opening balance of stockholders’ equity as at January 1, 2018, resulting from application of the new ASU promulgated in ASC Topic 606 using the modified retrospective method.  The comparative information has not been adjusted and continues to be reported under ASC Topic 605 – Revenue Recognition.  See also Note C for further discussion of Revenue Recognition. 

Statement of Cash Flows.    In August 2016, the FASB issued an ASU to reduce diversity in practice in how certain transactions are classified in the statement of cash flows.  The amendment provides guidance on specific cash flow issues including debt prepayment or debt extinguishment costs, settlement of zero-coupon debt instruments or other debt instrument with coupon interest rates that are insignificant in relation to the effective interest rate of the borrowing, contingent consideration payments made after a business combination, proceeds from the settlement of insurance claims, proceeds from the settlement of corporate-owned life insurance policies, and distributions received from equity method investees.  The amendments in this ASU were effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017.  The Company adopted this guidance in the first quarter of 2018 and it did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

Compensation – Retirement Benefits.    In March 2017, the FASB issued an ASU requiring that the service cost component of pension and postretirement benefit costs be presented in the same line item as other current employee compensation costs and other components of those benefit costs be presented separately from the service cost component outside a subtotal of income from operations, if presented.  The update also requires that only the service cost component of pension and postretirement benefit cost is eligible for capitalization.  The update is effective for annual and interim periods beginning after December 15, 2017.  The Company adopted the standard in the first quarter of 2018 and it did not have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.





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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note B – New Accounting Principles and Recent Accounting Pronouncements (Contd.)

Accounting Principles Adopted (Cont.)

Compensation – Stock Compensation.    In May 2017, the FASB issued an ASU which amends the scope of modification accounting for share-based payment arrangements and provides guidance on the type of changes to the terms and conditions of share-based payment awards to which an entity would be required to apply modification accounting.  The update is effective for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2017 and interim periods within the annual period.  The Company adopted this accounting standard in the first quarter of 2018 and it did not have a  material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

Statement of Operations – Reporting Comprehensive Income.  In February 2018, the FASB issued an ASU, which allows a reclassification from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings for stranded tax effects resulting from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.  The Company elected to early adopt this accounting standard during the first quarter of 2018 and recorded discrete adjustments from accumulated other comprehensive income to retained earnings of $28.4 million related to retirement and postretirement obligations and $1.8 million related to deferred loss on interest rate derivative hedges.  The adoption of this ASU will have no future impact.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements

Leases.  In February 2016, the FASB issued an ASU 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 new standard is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within those annual periods.  Early adoption is permitted for all entities.  The Company anticipates adopting this guidance in the first quarter of 2019 and is currently assessing internal processes and analyzing its portfolio of contracts to assess the impact future adoption of this ASU will have on its consolidated financial statements.

Compensation – Stock Compensation.    In June 2018, the FASB issued an ASU 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 ASU is effective for financial statements issued for annual periods beginning after December 15, 2018 and interim periods within those annual periods.  Early adoption is permitted.  The Company anticipates adopting this guidance for the first quarter of 2019 and does not expect it to have a material impact on its consolidated financial statements.

Fair Value Measurement.  In August 2018, the FASB issued an ASU 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 an ASU that 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

Significant Accounting Policy

Revenue is recognized when the Company satisfies a performance obligation by transferring control over a commodity to a customer; the amount of revenue recognized reflects the consideration expected in exchange for those commodities.  The Company measures revenue based on consideration specified in a contract and excludes taxes and other amounts collected on behalf of third parties.

Revenue is presented as the Company’s share net of certain costs associated with generation of Revenue. Examples of costs that reduce revenue include transportation, gathering, compression, and processing fees in U.S. and Canada, as well as certain required payments associated with production sharing contracts (PSCs) and export taxes in Malaysia

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note C – Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Contd.)

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 three key geographic segments: the U.S., Canada, and Malaysia.  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-  Primarily all long-term contracts in Canada, except for certain natural gas physical forward sales fixed-price contracts, are floating commodity index priced. For the Onshore business in Canada, the recorded revenue is net of transportation and any gain or loss on spot purchases made to meet committed volumes on sales contracts for the month. 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.

Malaysia-  In Malaysia, the Company has interests in nine separate PSCs. The Company serves as the operator of all these areas except for the unitized Gumusut-Kakap field. Crude oil contracts in Malaysia share similar features of largely fixed cargo quantities, variable index-based pricing, and potential discounts at the point of meeting the performance obligation when the vessel is loaded.  Malaysia also has three long term Gas Sales Agreements (GSA) with terms until the end of the field life, economic life, or PSC term.

Disaggregation of Revenue

The Company reviews performance based on three key geographical segments and between onshore and offshore sources of Revenue within these geographies.

For the three months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company recognized $659.8 million and $511.2 million, respectively, from contracts with customers for the sales of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas.  For the nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company recognized $1,921.9 million and $1,498.1 million, respectively, from contracts with customers for the sales of oil, natural gas liquids and natural gas.   

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note C – Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Contd.)









 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



 

September 30,

 

September 30,

(Thousands of dollars)

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Net crude oil and condensate revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Onshore

$

224,714 

 

143,527 

 

606,186 

 

437,504 

                               – Offshore

 

93,206 

 

43,658 

 

259,128 

 

145,139 

Canada    – Onshore

 

32,818 

 

12,351 

 

82,537 

 

33,129 

                         – Offshore

 

34,789 

 

31,639 

 

137,420 

 

107,516 

Malaysia – Sarawak

 

55,592 

 

63,558 

 

218,494 

 

189,100 

                        – Block K

 

102,149 

 

122,460 

 

298,330 

 

287,032 

Other

 

3,156 

 

– 

 

3,156 

 

– 

Total crude oil and condensate revenue

 

546,424 

 

417,193 

 

1,605,251 

 

1,199,420 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net natural gas liquids revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Onshore

 

16,993 

 

11,114 

 

42,363 

 

29,838 

                               – Offshore

 

3,438 

 

1,679 

 

7,998 

 

4,804 

Canada    – Onshore

 

4,137 

 

1,323 

 

11,053 

 

2,636 

Malaysia – Sarawak

 

4,960 

 

4,985 

 

15,153 

 

13,526 

Total natural gas liquids revenue

 

29,528 

 

19,101 

 

76,567 

 

50,804 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net natural gas revenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

United States – Onshore

 

6,872 

 

6,031 

 

19,934 

 

21,072 

                               – Offshore

 

3,306 

 

2,541 

 

9,068 

 

7,922 

Canada    – Onshore

 

35,373 

 

36,974 

 

103,055 

 

114,772 

Malaysia – Sarawak

 

38,236 

 

29,166 

 

107,616 

 

103,584 

                        – Block K

 

67 

 

186 

 

419 

 

519 

Total natural gas revenue

 

83,854 

 

74,898 

 

240,092 

 

247,869 

Total revenue from contracts with customers

 

659,806 

 

511,192 

 

1,921,910 

 

1,498,093 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain (loss) on crude contracts

 

(2,223)

 

(13,573)

 

(69,349)

 

50,365 

Other operating income

 

17,090 

 

583 

 

26,029 

 

4,015 

Gain on sale of assets

 

124 

 

117 

 

 

130,765 

Total revenue

$

674,797 

 

498,319 

 

1,878,596 

 

1,683,238 



Contract Balances and Asset Recognition

As of September 30, 2018, and December 31, 2017, receivables from contracts with customers, net of royalties and associated payables, on the balance sheet, were $187.3 million and $203.4 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, 2018.

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.











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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note C – Revenue from Contracts with Customers (Contd.)

Performance Obligations

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. The contractually stated price for each unit of commodity transferred under these contracts represents the stand-alone selling price of the commodity.

As at September 30, 2018, 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, 2018

Location

 

Commodity

 

End Date

 

Description

 

Approximate Volumes

U.S. Onshore

 

Oil

 

Q2 2019

 

Fixed quantity delivery in Eagle Ford

 

4,000 BOE/Day

U.S. Onshore

 

Oil

 

Q3 2019

 

Fixed quantity delivery in Eagle Ford

 

2,000 BOE/Day

U.S. Onshore

 

Oil

 

Q4 2021

 

Fixed quantity delivery in Eagle Ford

 

2018: 19,000 BOE/Day
2019-2021: 13,000 BOE/Day

U.S. Onshore

 

Gas and NGL

 

Q2 2026

 

Deliveries from dedicated acreage in
 Eagle Ford

 

As produced

Canada Onshore

 

Gas

 

Q4 2020

 

Contracts to sell natural gas
 at Alberta AECO Cdn dollar 2.81/MCF

 

59 MMCF/Day

Canada Onshore

 

Gas

 

Q4 2020

 

Contracts to sell natural gas at USD Index
 pricing

 

60 MMCF/Day

Canada Onshore

 

Gas

 

Q4 2024

 

Contracts to sell natural gas at USD Index
 pricing

 

30 MMCF/Day

Canada Onshore

 

Gas

 

Q4 2026

 

Contracts to sell natural gas at USD Index
 pricing

 

38 MMCF/Day











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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note D – Property, Plant and Equipment

Exploratory Wells

Under FASB guidance exploratory well costs should continue to be capitalized when the well has found a sufficient quantity of reserves to justify its completion as a producing well and the Company is making sufficient progress assessing the reserves and the economic and operating viability of the project.

At September 30, 2018, the Company had total capitalized exploratory well costs pending the determination of proved reserves of $210.8 million.  The following table reflects the net changes in capitalized exploratory well costs during the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.





 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

(Thousands of dollars)

2018

 

 

2017

Beginning balance at January 1

$

175,640 

 

 

148,500 

Additions pending the determination of proved reserves

 

41,940 

 

 

51,614 

Reclassifications to proved properties based on the determination of proved reserves

 

(2,214)

 

 

(13,370)

Capitalized exploratory well costs charged to expense

 

(4,521)

 

 

(8,360)

Balance at September 30

$

210,845 

 

 

178,384 

The capitalized well costs charged to expense during the first nine months of 2018 included the Julong East well in Block CA-1, offshore Brunei in which further development of the well has not been sanctioned by the operator and the contract term for development sanctions has now been reached.  This well was originally drilled in 2012.  The capitalized well costs charged to expense during the first nine months of 2017 included the Marakas-01 well in Block SK314A, offshore Malaysia, in which development of the well could not be justified due to noncommercial hydrocarbon quantities found.

The following table provides an aging of capitalized exploratory well costs based on the date the drilling was completed for each individual well and the number of projects for which exploratory well costs have been capitalized.  The projects are aged based on the last well drilled in the project.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

September 30,



2018

 

2017

(Thousands of dollars)

Amount

 

No. of Wells

 

No. of Projects

 

Amount

 

No. of Wells

 

No. of Projects

Aging of capitalized well costs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zero to one year

$

46,813 

 

 

 

$

41,609 

 

 

One to two years

 

41,051 

 

 

 

 

8,430 

 

 

Two to three years

 

5,208 

 

 

 

 

43,197 

 

 

Three years or more

 

117,773 

 

 

 

 

85,148 

 

 



$

210,845 

 

10 

 

 

$

178,384 

 

13 

 

Of the  $164.0 million of exploratory well costs capitalized more than one year at September 30, 2018, $55.9 million is in Brunei, $59.8 million is in Vietnam, $27.4 million is in the U.S. and $20.9 million is in Malaysia.  In all geographical areas, either further appraisal or development drilling is planned and/or development studies/plans are in various stages of completion.    

Divestments

In January 2017, a Canadian subsidiary of the Company completed its disposition of the Seal field in Western Canada.  Total cash consideration to Murphy upon closing of the transaction was approximately $48.8 million.  Additionally, the buyer assumed the asset retirement obligation of approximately $85.9 million.  A $132.4 million pretax gain was reported in the 2017 period related to the sale.  Also, in 2017, a U.S. subsidiary of the Company completed its disposition of certain non-core properties in the Eagle Ford Shale area.  Total cash consideration to Murphy upon closing of the transactions were approximately $19.6 million.  There were no gains or losses recorded related to these non-core Eagle Ford Shale sales.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note D – Property, Plant and Equipment (Contd.)

In 2016, a Canadian subsidiary of the Company completed a divestiture of natural gas processing and sales pipeline assets that support Murphy’s Montney natural gas fields in the Tupper area of northeastern British Columbia.  Total cash consideration received upon closing was $414.1 million.  A gain on sale of approximately $187.0 million was deferred and is being recognized over approximately the next 18 years in the Canadian operating segment.  The Company amortized approximately $5.7 million and $5.3 million of the deferred gain during the first nine months of 2018 and 2017, respectively.  The remaining deferred gain of $171.3 million was included as a component of Deferred credits and other liabilities in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2018.

Acquisitions

In 2016, a Canadian subsidiary of Murphy Oil acquired a 70% operated working interest (WI) in Athabasca Oil Corporation’s (Athabasca) production, acreage, infrastructure and facilities in the Kaybob Duvernay lands, and a 30% non-operated WI in Athabasca’s production, acreage, infrastructure and facilities in the liquids rich Placid Montney lands in Alberta, the majority of which was unproved.  Under the terms of the joint venture, the total consideration amounts to approximately $375.0 million of which Murphy paid $206.7 million in cash at closing, subject to normal closing adjustments, and an additional $168.0 million in the form of a carried interest on the Kaybob Duvernay property.  As of September 30, 2018, $93.1 million of the carried interest had been paid.  The carry is to be paid over a period through 2019.

Other

In 2006, the Kakap field in Block K was unitized with the Gumusut field in an adjacent block under a Unitization and Unit Operating Agreement (UUOA) between the operators. The Gumusut-Kakap Unit is operated by another company.  In the fourth quarter 2016, the operators completed the first redetermination process for a revision to the blocks’ tract participation interest, and the operator of the unitized field sought the approval of Petronas to effect the change in 2017.  In 2016, the Company recorded an estimated redetermination expense of $39.1 million ($24.1 million after tax) related to an expected revision in the Company’s working interest covering the period from inception through year-end 2016 at Kakap. In February 2017, the Company received Petronas’ official approval to the redetermination change that reduced the Company’s working interest in oil operations to 6.67% effective at April 1, 2017.  Working interest redeterminations are required at different points within the life of the unitized field.  Following a partial payment, the remaining redetermination liability of $17.3 million was included as a component of Other current liabilities in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2018.

Following a further Unitization Framework Agreement (UFA) between the governments of Brunei and Malaysia, the Company now has a 6.37% interest in the Kakap field in Block K Malaysia.  The UFA unitized the Gumusut-Kakap (GK) and Geronggong/Jagus East fields effective November 23, 2017.  In the fourth quarter 2017, the Company recorded an estimated redetermination liability of $15.0 million related to Company’s revised working interest, which was included as a component of Other current liabilities in the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheet as of September 30, 2018.



Note E – Discontinued Operations and Assets Held for Sale

The Company has accounted for its former U.K. and U.S. refining and marketing operations as discontinued operations for all periods presented.  The results of operations associated with discontinued operations for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017 were as follows:





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 



September 30,

 

September 30,

 

(Thousands of dollars)

 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

Revenues

$

– 

 

598 

 

 

853 

 

Income (loss) before income taxes

 

(1,815)

 

425 

 

(2,650)

 

1,177 

 

Income tax benefit

 

– 

 

– 

 

– 

 

– 

 

Income (loss) from discontinued operations

$

(1,815)

 

425 

 

(2,650)

 

1,177 

 



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note E – Discontinued Operations and Assets Held for Sale (Contd.)

The following table presents the carrying value of the major categories of assets and liabilities of U.K. refining and marketing operations reflected as held for sale on the Company’s Consolidated Balance Sheets at September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017.



 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



 

September 30,

 

December 31,

(Thousands of dollars)

 

2018

 

2017

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Cash

$

17,409 

 

16,631 

Accounts receivable

 

3,731 

 

6,298 

Total current assets held for sale

$

21,140 

 

22,929 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

Accounts payable

$

143 

 

837 

Refinery decommissioning cost

 

2,659 

 

2,693 

Total current liabilities associated with assets held for sale

$

2,802 

 

3,530 







Note F – Financing Arrangements and Debt

At September 30, 2018, the Company had a $1.1 billion senior unsecured guaranteed credit facility (2016 facility) with a major banking consortium, which expires in August 2021.  At September 30, 2018, the Company had no outstanding borrowings under the 2016 facility, however, there were $28.0 million of outstanding letters of credit, which reduce the borrowing capacity of the 2016 facility.  Advances under the 2016 facility will accrue interest based, at the Company’s option, on either the London Interbank Offered rate plus an applicable margin (Eurodollar rate) or the alternate base rate (as defined in the 2016 facility agreement) plus an applicable margin. Had there been any amounts borrowed under the 2016 facility at September 30, 2018, the applicable base interest rate would have been 5.0625%.  At September 30, 2018, the Company was in compliance with all covenants related to the 2016 facility.

The Company and its partners are parties to a 25-year lease of production equipment at the Kakap field offshore Malaysia.  The lease has been accounted for as a capital lease, and payments under the agreement are to be made over a 15-year period through March 2029.  Current maturities of long-term debt and long-term debt on the Consolidated Balance Sheet included $10.5 million and $128.5 million, respectively, associated with this lease at September 30, 2018. 

Note G – Other Financial Information

Additional disclosures regarding cash flow activities are provided below.





 

 

 

 

 



Nine Months Ended September 30,

 

(Thousands of dollars)

2018

 

2017

 

Net (increase) decrease in operating working capital other than
   cash and cash equivalents:

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable

$

(31,178)

 

90,614 

 

Decrease in inventories

 

16,732 

 

5,869 

 

(Increase) decrease in prepaid expenses

 

(8,695)

 

25,285 

 

Increase (decrease) in accounts payable and accrued liabilities

 

17,946 

 

(115,977)

 

Increase(decrease) in income taxes payable

 

2,645 

 

(4,721)

 

Net (increase) decrease in noncash operating working capital

$

(2,550)

 

1,070 

 

Supplementary disclosures:

 

 

 

 

 

Cash income taxes paid, net of refunds

$

77,508 

 

25,118 

 

Interest paid, net of amounts capitalized of $3,719 in 2018
and $3,338 in 2017

 

115,009 

 

95,899 

 



 

 

 

 

 

Non-cash investing activities:

 

 

 

 

 

Asset retirement costs capitalized

$

2,907 

 

38,992 

 

(Increase) decrease in capital expenditure accrual

 

(751)

 

42,403 

 





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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note H – Employee and Retiree Benefit Plans

The Company has defined benefit pension plans that are principally noncontributory and cover most North American full-time employees.  All pension plans are funded except for the U.S. nonqualified supplemental plan.  All U.S. tax qualified plans meet the funding requirements of federal laws and regulations.  Contributions to foreign plans are based on local laws and tax regulations.  The Company also sponsors health care and life insurance benefit plans, which are not funded, that cover most active and retired U.S. employees.  The health care benefits are contributory; the life insurance benefits are noncontributory.

The table that follows provides the components of net periodic benefit expense for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended September 30,



Pension Benefits

 

Other Postretirement Benefits

(Thousands of dollars)

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Service cost

$

2,252 

 

 

2,037 

 

 

492 

 

 

427 

Interest cost

 

6,716 

 

 

7,261 

 

 

874 

 

 

966 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(7,476)

 

 

(8,070)

 

 

– 

 

 

– 

Amortization of prior service cost (credit)

 

254 

 

 

259 

 

 

(10)

 

 

(18)

Recognized actuarial loss

 

5,197 

 

 

3,610 

 

 

– 

 

 

– 

Net periodic benefit expense

$

6,943 

 

 

5,097 

 

 

1,356 

 

 

1,375 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Nine Months Ended September 30,



Pension Benefits

 

Other Postretirement Benefits

(Thousands of dollars)

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Service cost

$

6,761 

 

 

6,099 

 

 

1,479 

 

 

1,276 

Interest cost

 

20,160 

 

 

20,267 

 

 

2,622 

 

 

2,899 

Expected return on plan assets

 

(22,435)

 

 

(21,730)

 

 

– 

 

 

– 

Amortization of prior service cost (credit)

 

767 

 

 

767 

 

 

(29)

 

 

(55)

Recognized actuarial loss

 

15,593 

 

 

10,673 

 

 

– 

 

 

– 

Net periodic benefit expense

$

20,846 

 

 

16,076 

 

 

4,072 

 

 

4,120 

The components of net periodic benefit expense other than the service cost component are included in the line item “Interest and other income (loss)” in Consolidated Statements of Operations.

During the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018, the Company made contributions of $22.2 million to its defined benefit pension and postretirement benefit plans.  Remaining funding in 2018 for the Company’s defined benefit pension and postretirement plans is anticipated to be $7.6 million.    

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note I – Incentive Plans

The costs resulting from all share-based and cash-based incentive plans payment transactions are recognized as an expense in the Consolidated Statements of Operations using a fair value-based measurement method over the periods that the awards vest.

The 2017 Annual Incentive Plan (2017 Annual Plan) authorizes the Executive Compensation Committee (the Committee) to establish specific performance goals associated with annual cash awards that may be earned by officers, executives and certain other employees.  Cash awards under the 2017 Annual Plan are determined based on the Company’s actual financial and operating results as measured against the performance goals established by the Committee. 

The 2012 Long-Term Incentive Plan (2012 Long-Term Plan) authorizes the Committee to make grants of the Company’s Common Stock to employees.  These grants may be in the form of stock options (nonqualified or incentive), stock appreciation rights (SAR), restricted stock, restricted stock units (RSU), performance units, performance shares, dividend equivalents and other stock-based incentives.  The 2012 Long-Term Plan expires in 2022.  A total of 8,700,000 shares are issuable during the life of the 2012 Long-Term Plan, with annual grants limited to 1% of Common shares outstanding; allowed shares not granted in an earlier year may be granted in future years. 

The Company also had a 2013 Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors (Director Plan) that permitted the issuance of restricted stock, restricted stock units and stock options or a combination thereof to the Company’s Non-Employee Directors.  This plan expired in May 2018.

At the Annual Shareholder Meeting held in May 2018, shareholders approved the 2018 Stock Plan for Non-Employee Directors and the 2018 Long-Term Incentive Plan.  Following this approval, no further awards will be granted under the 2012 Long-Term Plan.

In the first quarter of 2018, the Committee granted 905,500 performance-based RSUs and 736,000 time-based RSUs to certain employees.  The fair value of the performance-based RSUs, using a Monte Carlo valuation model, ranged from $28.27 to $30.56 per unit.  The fair value of the time-based RSUs was estimated based on the fair market value of the Company’s stock on the date of grant.  The fair value of the time-based RSUs granted February 6, 2018 was $28.42 per unit, the fair value of the time-based RSUs granted February 20, 2018 was $26.56 per unit, and the fair value of the time-based RSUs granted March 1, 2018 was $25.69 per unit.  Additionally, on February 6, 2018 the Committee granted 715,100 cash-settled RSUs (RSUC) to certain employees, and on March 9, 2018 granted 29,000 RSUCs to certain employees.  The RSUC are to be settled in cash, net of applicable income taxes, and are accounted for as liability-type awards.  The initial fair value of the RSUCs was equivalent to the equity-settled restricted stock units granted.  Also in February, the Committee granted 77,803 shares of time-based RSUs to the Company’s Directors under the Non-Employee Director Plan.  These units are scheduled to vest on the third anniversary of the date of grant. The estimated fair value of these awards was $28.28 per unit on date of grant.

All stock option exercises are non-cash transactions for the Company.  The employee receives net shares, after applicable withholding taxes, upon each stock option exercise. The actual income tax benefit realized from the tax deductions related to stock option exercises of the share-based payment arrangements were immaterial for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018.

Amounts recognized in the financial statements with respect to share-based plans are shown in the following table:







 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 



Nine Months Ended



September 30,

(Thousands of dollars)

 

2018

 

2017

Compensation charged against income before tax benefit

$

36,348 

 

28,264 

Related income tax benefit recognized in income

 

5,532 

 

8,695 

Certain incentive compensation granted to the Company’s named executive officers, to the extent their total compensation exceeds $1.0 million per executive per year, is not eligible for a U.S. income tax deduction under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (2017 Tax Act).



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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note J – Earnings per Share

Net income was used as the numerator in computing both basic and diluted income per Common share for the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017.  The following table reconciles the weighted-average shares outstanding used for these computations.





 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended

 



September 30,

 

September 30,

 

(Weighted-average shares)

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

 

Basic method

173,047,246 

 

172,572,873 

 

172,949,450 

 

172,509,418 

 

Dilutive stock options and restricted stock units

1,128,021 

 

– 

1

1,252,310 

 

– 

1

   Diluted method

174,175,267 

 

172,572,873 

 

174,201,760 

 

172,509,418 

 

1Due to a net loss in the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2017, no unvested stock awards were included in the computation of diluted earnings per shares because the effect would have been anti-dilutive.



The following table reflects certain options to purchase shares of common stock that were outstanding during the periods presented but were not included in the computation of diluted shares above because the incremental shares from assumed conversion were antidilutive.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Three Months Ended

 

Nine Months Ended



 

September 30,

 

September 30,



 

2018

 

2017

 

2018

 

2017

Antidilutive stock options excluded from diluted shares

 

2,870,549 

 

 

5,257,718 

 

 

3,544,087 

 

 

5,578,495 

Weighted average price of these options

$

54.06 

 

$

46.46 

 

$

50.49 

 

$

46.86 





 

Note K – Income Taxes

The Company’s effective income tax rate is calculated as the amount of income tax expense (benefit) divided by income from continuing operations before income taxes.  For the three-month and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, the Company’s effective income tax rates were as follows:



 

 

 



2018

 

2017

Three months ended September 30

34.8%

 

(4.3%)

Nine months ended September 30

4.8%

 

137.7%

The effective tax rates for most periods where earnings are generated, generally exceed the U.S. statutory tax rate (21% in 2018, 35% in 2017) due to several factors, including:  the effects of income generated in foreign tax jurisdictions, certain of which have income tax rates that are higher than the U.S. Federal rate; U.S. state tax expense; and certain expenses, including exploration expenses, in certain foreign jurisdictions, for which no income tax benefits are available or are not presently being recorded due to a lack of reasonable certainty of adequate future revenue against which to utilize these expenses as deductions.  Conversely, the effective tax rates for most periods where losses are incurred generally are lower than U.S. statutory tax rate of 21% due to similar reasons. 

Due to uncertainty related to language in Section 965(n) of the 2017 Tax Act, and specifically whether current operating losses from 2017 were required to be applied to offset a company’s deemed taxable repatriation of foreign earnings under the 2017 Tax Act, the Company’s provisional tax expense recorded in the Company’s December 31, 2017 financial statements reflected use of all the estimated 2017 tax operating loss against the deemed repatriation.  This resulted in no loss carryover of 2017 tax operating losses from 2017 into 2018, and foreign tax credits of $228.2 million were fully provided for in the Company’s December 31, 2017 financial statements.  On April 2, 2018, the Internal Revenue Service issued new guidance related to Section 965(n).  This guidance resolved an ambiguity related to an election which allowed the Company to preserve the 2017 tax net operating loss as a carryforward which resulted in utilizing the previously unused foreign tax credits against all but $36 million of current income tax on the deemed repatriation of foreign earnings.  The preservation of the tax loss carryforward reduced the deferred tax expense for the first quarter of 2018 and year to date by $156 million and resulted in a $36 million charge to taxes payable relating to the deemed inclusion.  The Company anticipates paying this $36 million tax payable over eight years as permitted by the 2017 Tax Act.

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NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (Contd.)

 

Note K – Income Taxes (Contd.)

The effective tax rate for the three-month period ended September 30, 2018 was above the U.S. statutory tax rate of 21% primarily due to higher tax rates in certain foreign tax jurisdictions combined with expenses in foreign jurisdictions not fully deductible from income at the U.S. statutory rate.  The effective tax rate for the three-month period ended September 30, 2017 was below the U.S. statutory tax rate primarily due to the tax effect of expenses in foreign jurisdictions not being fully deductible from losses at the U.S. statutory tax rate, an estimated U.S tax charge for undistributed foreign earnings and Canadian foreign exchange losses not fully deductible at 35%.  The 2017 period income before tax was a loss.

The effective tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2018 was below the U.S. statutory tax rate of 21% primarily due to the discrete tax effect of the new guidance relating to Section 965(n), offset by higher tax rates in certain foreign tax jurisdictions and expenses in foreign jurisdictions not fully deductible from income at the U.S. statutory tax rate.  The effective tax rate for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 was above the U.S. statutory tax rate primarily due to an estimated U.S. tax charge recognized for undistributed foreign earnings and Canadian foreign exchange losses not fully deductible at the statutory rate.  During the first nine-months of 2017, the Company determined that prospective earnings from its Malaysian and Canadian subsidiaries will not be considered reinvested into local operations and recorded a deferred tax charge of $65.2 million associated with the estimated tax consequence of future repatriation of Malaysian and Canadian earnings that were deemed no longer indefinitely invested.    

The Company’s tax returns in multiple jurisdictions are subject to audit by taxing authorities.  These audits often take multiple years to complete and settle.  Although the Company believes that recorded liabilities for unsettled issues are adequate, additional gains or losses could occur in future years from resolution of outstanding unsettled matters.  As of September 30, 2018, the earliest years remaining open for audit and/or settlement in our major taxing jurisdictions are as follows: United States – 2015; Canada2012; Malaysia – 2011; and United Kingdom – 2016.



Note L – Financial Instruments and Risk Management

Murphy often uses derivative instruments to manage certain risks related to commodity prices, foreign currency exchange rates and interest rates.  The use of derivative instruments for risk management is covered by operating policies and is closely monitored by the Company’s senior management.  The Company reports gains and losses on derivative instruments in the Corporate segment.  The Company does not hold any derivatives for speculative purposes and it does not use derivatives with leveraged or complex features.  Derivative instruments are traded primarily with creditworthy major financial institutions or over national exchanges, such as the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX).  The Company has a risk management control system to monitor commodity price risks and any derivatives obtained to manage a portion of such risks.  For accounting purposes, the Company has not designated commodity and foreign currency derivative contracts as hedges, and therefore, it recognizes all gains and losses on these derivative contracts in its Consolidated Statements of Operations.  Certain interest rate derivative contracts were accounted for as hedges and the gain or loss associated with recording the fair value of these contracts was deferred in Accumulated other comprehensive loss until the anticipated transactions occur.  This deferred cost is being reclassified to Interest expense, net in the Consolidated Statements of Operations over the period until the associated notes mature in 2022.

Commodity Price Risks

The Company is subject to commodity price risk related to crude oil it produces and sells.  During the first nine months of 2018 and 2017, the Company had West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil swap financial contracts to economically hedge a portion of its United States production.  Under these contracts, which matured monthly, the Company paid the average monthly price in effect and received the fixed contract prices.  At September 30, 2018, the Company had 21,000 barrels per day in WTI crude oil swap financial contracts maturing ratably during the remainder of 2018 at an average price of $54.88

At September 30, 2017, the Company had 22,000 barrels per day in WTI crude oil swap financial contracts maturing ratably during 2017 and 6,000 barrels per days in WTI crude oil swap financial contracts maturing ratably during 2018.

Foreign Currency Exchange Risks

The Company is subject to foreign currency exchange risk associated with operations in countries outside the U.S. The Company had no foreign currency exchange short-term derivatives outstanding at September 30, 2018 and 2017.

At September 30, 2018 and December 31, 2017, the fair value of derivative instruments not designated as hedging instruments are presented in the following table.







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

September 30, 2018

 

December 31, 2017

(Thousands of dollars)

 

Asset (Liability) Derivatives

 

Asset (Liability) Derivatives

Type of Derivative Contract

 

Balance Sheet Location

 

Fair Value

 

Balance Sheet Location

 

Fair Value

Commodity

 

Accounts payable

 

$