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Marathon Petroleum Corporation Reports First-Quarter 2013 Results


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2013-04-30 13:21:01 -

* Achieved strong financial results
  * Operated Detroit refinery at design capacity
  * Completed acquisition of the Galveston Bay refinery and related assets on
    Feb. 1
  * Returned $547 million of capital to shareholders
  * Agreed to sell additional equity interest to MPLX for $100 million

FINDLAY, Ohio, April 30, 2013 - Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) today
reported first-quarter earnings of $725 million, or $2.17 per diluted share,
compared with $596 million, or $1.70 per diluted share, in the first quarter of
2012.

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Three Months Ended March 31 (In millions, except per diluted share data) 2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Earnings((a)) $            725 $            596 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Earnings per diluted share $           2.17 $           1.70 Weighted average shares - diluted 333 350 Revenues and other income $       23,345 $       20,275 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    References to earnings refer to net income attributable to MPC. See "Reference to Earnings" note below. "Our performance this quarter reflects in large part the strategic expansion and optimization of our refining system along with favorable market conditions," said MPC President and Chief Executive Officer Gary R. Heminger. The first quarter of 2013 marks the first full quarter since completion of MPC's Detroit Heavy Oil Upgrade Project (DHOUP). In addition, MPC finalized the acquisition of the Galveston Bay refinery and related assets on Feb. 1. Heminger highlighted the performance of the Detroit refinery, saying, "Since bringing the new units online and quickly reaching the design capacity, the DHOUP expansion has provided our system with greater flexibility to refine larger volumes of price-advantaged crudes, including Canadian heavy." "Our Galveston Bay refinery is well positioned on the Texas Gulf Coast to process growing supplies of North American crude oil," Heminger added. "With its array of complex processing units, we continue to be enthusiastic about our prospects to enhance margins and further leverage dynamic market trends through this strategic acquisition." Heminger also noted that Speedway had a strong quarter, primarily due to higher fuel margins and additional revenue from stores acquired last year. MPC continues to balance investments in the business with returning capital to shareholders.  During the first quarter, the company returned $547 million to shareholders through share repurchases and the payment of $116 million of dividends. At the end of the first quarter, a total of $2.2 billion remained under an existing share repurchase authorization. As MPLX LP (MPLX) announced today, it will acquire an additional 5 percent interest in MPLX Pipe Line Holdings LP from a subsidiary of MPC for $100 million on May 1. This will bring MPLX's interest to 56 percent from the 51 percent interest it held since its initial public offering (IPO) in October 2012. Heminger noted this is the first drop-down following the IPO and said this transaction, and the increase in MPLX's quarterly distribution announced earlier today, demonstrate MPC's commitment to support the growth of MPLX. Segment Results Total income from operations was $1.16 billion in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $956 million in the first quarter of 2012. ----------------------------------------------------------------------   Three Months Ended   March 31 (In millions) 2013 2012 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Income from Operations by Segment Refining & Marketing $       1,105 $          943 Speedway 67 50 Pipeline Transportation 51 42 Items not allocated to segments           (67)           (79) Income from operations $       1,156 $          956 ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Refining & Marketing Refining & Marketing segment income from operations was $1.11 billion in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $943 million in the first quarter of 2012. The increase was primarily due to higher refined product production and sales volumes, attributable in large part to the acquisition of the Galveston Bay refinery on Feb. 1, 2013. Refining & Marketing's refined product sales volumes were 1.88 million barrels per day (bpd) in the first quarter of 2013, compared with 1.53 million bpd in the first quarter of 2012. The favorable production and sales volumes impact was partially offset by a slight decrease in the Refining & Marketing gross margin, which was $7.92 per barrel in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $8.36 per barrel in the first quarter of 2012. MPC's benchmark Light Louisiana Sweet (LLS) crack spread was higher in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012. However, MPC experienced higher operating and turnaround costs in the first quarter of 2013 compared to the first quarter of 2012. In addition, MPC's average crude oil acquisition discount narrowed compared to LLS in the first quarter of 2013. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------   Three Months Ended   March 31 (mbpd = thousand barrels per day) 2013 2012 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Key Refining & Marketing Statistics Refinery throughputs (mbpd) Crude oil refined 1,433 1,146 Other charge and blendstocks          238          174 Total 1,671 1,320 Refined product sales volume (mbpd)((a)) 1,880 1,532 Refining & Marketing gross margin ($/barrel)((b)) $       7.92 $       8.36 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    Includes intersegment sales (b)    Sales revenue less cost of refinery inputs, purchased products and manufacturing expenses, including depreciation and amortization, divided by Refining & Marketing segment refined product sales volume. Speedway Speedway segment income from operations was $67 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $50 million in the first quarter of 2012. The $17 million increase was primarily the result of a higher gasoline and distillates gross margin and a higher merchandise gross margin, partially offset by higher expenses associated with the increase in the number of stores operated. Speedway gasoline and distillates gross margin per gallon averaged 13.01 cents in the first quarter of 2013, compared with 10.96 cents in the first quarter of 2012. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Three Months Ended   March 31   2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Key Speedway Statistics Convenience stores at period end 1,463 1,370 Gasoline and distillates sales (million 745 706 gallons) Gasoline and distillates gross margin $        0.1301 $        0.1096 ($/gallon)((a)) Merchandise sales (in millions) $             711 $             695 Merchandise gross margin (in millions) $             184 $             179 Same store gasoline sales volume (period over period) 0.7% (1.1%) Same store merchandise sales excluding cigarettes (period over period) 0.8% 10.4% ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    The price paid by consumers less the cost of refined products, including transportation, consumer excise taxes and bankcard processing fees, divided by gasoline and distillates sales volume. Pipeline Transportation Pipeline Transportation segment income from operations, including 100 percent of MPLX's operations, was $51 million in the first quarter of 2013, compared with $42 million in the first quarter of 2012. The increase in segment income was primarily due to an increase in transportation revenue and pipeline affiliate income, partially offset by an increase in mechanical integrity and depreciation expenses. -------------------------------------------------------------------   Three Months Ended   March 31   2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------- Key Pipeline Transportation Statistics Pipeline throughput (mbpd)((a)) Crude oil pipelines 1,272 1,121 Refined product pipelines        917        917 Total 2,189 2,038 ------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    On owned common-carrier pipelines, excluding equity method investments. Corporate Items Corporate and other unallocated expenses of $67 million in the first quarter of 2013 were $12 million lower than in the first quarter of 2012. The decrease was primarily due to a decrease in pension expenses resulting from a pension plan amendment adopted in the second quarter of 2012. Strong Financial Position and Liquidity On March 31, 2013, the company had $4.7 billion in cash and cash equivalents, an unused $2.5 billion revolving credit agreement and a $1 billion unused trade receivables securitization facility. The company's credit facilities and cash position should provide it with sufficient flexibility to meet its day-to-day operational needs and continue its balanced approach to investing in the business and returning capital to shareholders. As of March 31, 2013, the company's strong financial position was further reflected by its debt-to-total- capital ratio of 22 percent. Conference Call At 10 a.m. EDT today, MPC will hold a webcast and conference call to discuss the earnings release and provide an update on company operations. Interested parties may listen to the conference call on MPC's website at www.marathonpetroleum.com by clicking on the "2013 First-Quarter Financial Results" link. Replays of the conference call will be available on the company's website through Wednesday, May 15. Financial information, including the earnings release and other investor-related material, will also be available online prior to the webcast and conference call at ir.marathonpetroleum.com in the Quarterly Investor Packet and Earnings Capsule. ### About Marathon Petroleum Corporation MPC is the nation's fourth-largest refiner, with a crude oil refining capacity of approximately 1.7 million barrels per calendar day in its seven-refinery system. Marathon brand gasoline is sold through approximately 5,000 independently owned retail outlets across 17 states. In addition, Speedway LLC, an MPC subsidiary, owns and operates the nation's fourth-largest convenience store chain, with approximately 1,460 convenience stores in seven states. MPC also owns, leases or has ownership interests in approximately 8,300 miles of pipeline. Through subsidiaries, MPC owns the general partner of MPLX LP, a midstream master limited partnership. MPC's fully integrated system provides operational flexibility to move crude oil, feedstocks and petroleum-related products efficiently through the company's distribution network in the Midwest, Southeast and Gulf Coast regions. For additional information about the company, please visit our website at www.marathonpetroleum.com. Investor Relations Contacts: Pamela Beall (419) 429-5640 Beth Hunter (419) 421-2559 Media Contacts: Angelia Graves (419) 421-2703 Jamal Kheiry (419) 421-3312 References to Earnings References to earnings mean net income attributable to Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC) from the statements of income. Unless otherwise indicated, references to earnings and earnings per share are MPC's share after excluding amounts attributable to noncontrolling interests. Forward-looking Statements This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements relate to, among other things, MPC's expectations, estimates and projections concerning MPC business and operations. You can identify forward-looking statements by words such as "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "forecast," "project," "could," "may," "should," "would," "will" or other similar expressions that convey the uncertainty of future events or outcomes. Such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond MPC's control and are difficult to predict. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include: volatility in and/or degradation of market and industry conditions; the availability and pricing of crude oil and other feedstocks; slower growth in domestic and Canadian crude supply; completion of pipeline capacity to areas outside the U.S. Midwest; consumer demand for refined products; transportation logistics; the reliability of processing units and other equipment; our ability to successfully implement growth opportunities; impacts from our repurchases of shares of MPC common stock under our share repurchase authorization, including the timing and amounts of any common stock repurchases; our ability to successfully complete or realize the strategic benefits of the sale of an additional 5 percent interest in MPLX Pipe Line Holdings LP to MPLX LP; state and federal environmental, economic, health and safety, energy and other policies and regulations; other risk factors inherent to our industry; and the factors set forth under the heading "Risk Factors" in MPC's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). In addition, the forward-looking statements included herein could be affected by general domestic and international economic and political conditions. Unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed here or in MPC's Form 10-K could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements. Copies of MPC's Form 10- K are available on the SEC website, MPC's website at ir.marathonpetroleum.com or by contacting MPC's Investor Relations Office. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Consolidated Statements of Income (Unaudited) Three Months Ended   March 31 (In millions, except per-share data) 2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Revenues and other income: Sales and other operating revenues (including consumer excise taxes) $        23,328 $        20,264 Sales to related parties 2 1 Income from equity method investments - 2 Net gain on disposal of assets 1 2 Other income                 14                   6 Total revenues and other income 23,345 20,275 Costs and expenses: Cost of revenues (excludes items below) 20,034 17,321 Purchases from related parties 72 63 Consumer excise taxes 1,458 1,380 Depreciation and amortization 287 230 Selling, general and administrative expenses 249 251 Other taxes                 89                 74 Total costs and expenses          22,189          19,319 Income from operations 1,156 956 Net interest and other financial income (costs)              (48)              (22) Income before income taxes 1,108 934 Provision for income taxes               378               338 Net income 730 596 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests                   5                    - Net income attributable to MPC $             725 $             596 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Per-share data Basic: Net income attributable to MPC per share $            2.19 $            1.71 Weighted average shares((a)) 331 348 Diluted: Net income attributable to MPC per share $            2.17 $            1.70 Weighted average shares((a)) 333 350 Dividends paid $            0.35 $            0.25 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    The number of weighted average shares for the period ended March 31, 2013, reflects the impact of our share repurchases. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited) Three Months Ended   March 31 (Dollars in millions) 2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Income from Operations by Segment Refining & Marketing $     1,105 $       943 Speedway 67 50 Pipeline Transportation 51 42 Items not allocated to segments        (67)        (79) Income from operations 1,156 956 Net interest and other financial income (costs)        (48)        (22) Income before income taxes 1,108 934 Provision for income taxes         378         338 Net income         730         596 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests             5              - Net income attributable to MPC $       725 $       596 Capital Expenditures and Investments((a)) Refining & Marketing $    1,420 $       153 Speedway 36 11 Pipeline Transportation 90 38 Corporate and Other((b))           28           38 Total $    1,574 $       240 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    Includes $1.38 billion for the acquisition of the Galveston Bay refinery and related assets, comprised of total consideration, excluding inventory, of $1.17 billion plus assumed liabilities of $206 million. The total consideration amount of $1.17 billion includes the base purchase price and a fair-value estimate of $600 million for the contingent earnout. (b)    Includes capitalized interest. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Supplemental Statistics (Unaudited) (continued)   Three Months Ended   March 31   2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- MPC Consolidated Refined Product Sales Volumes (thousands of barrels per day (mbpd))((a)(b)) 1,895 1,558 Refining & Marketing (R&M) Operating Statistics((b)) Refinery throughputs (mbpd): Crude oil refined 1,433 1,146 Other charge and blendstocks         238         174 Total 1,671 1,320 Crude oil capacity utilization (percent)((c)) 93 96 Refined product yields (mbpd): Gasoline 889 717 Distillates 523 397 Propane 32 25 Feedstocks and special products 184 130 Heavy fuel oil 30 15 Asphalt           46           54 Total 1,704 1,338 R&M refined product sales volumes (mbpd)((d)) 1,880 1,532 R&M gross margin ($/barrel)((e)) $      7.92 $        8.36 Direct operating costs in R&M gross margin ($/barrel)((f)): Planned turnaround and major maintenance $      1.15 $      1.05 Depreciation and amortization 1.42 1.38 Other manufacturing((g))        3.81        3.16 Total $      6.38 $      5.59 Speedway Operating Statistics Convenience stores at period end 1,463 1,370 Gasoline and distillates sales (million gallons) 745 706 Gasoline and distillates gross margin ($/gallon)((h)) $  0.1301 $  0.1096 Merchandise sales (in millions) $       711 $       695 Merchandise gross margin (in millions) $       184 $       179 Same store gasoline sales volume (period over period) 0.7% (1.1%) Same store merchandise sales excluding cigarettes (period over period) 0.8% 10.4% Pipeline Transportation Operating Statistics Pipeline throughput (mbpd)((i)): Crude oil pipelines 1,272 1,121 Refined product pipelines         917         917 Total 2,189 2,038 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    Total average daily volumes of refined product sales to wholesale, branded and retail (Speedway segment) customers. (b)    Includes the impact of the Galveston Bay refinery and related assets beginning on the Feb.1, 2013 acquisition date. (c)    Based on calendar day capacity, which is an annual average that includes down time for planned maintenance and other normal operating activities. (d)    Includes intersegment sales. (e)    Sales revenue less cost of refinery inputs, purchased products and manufacturing expenses, including depreciation and amortization, divided by R&M segment refined product sales volume. (f)    Per barrel of total refinery throughputs. (g)    Includes utilities, labor, routine maintenance and other operating costs. (h)    The price paid by consumers less the cost of refined products, including transportation, consumer excise taxes and bankcard processing fees, divided by gasoline and distillates sales volume. (i)    On owned common-carrier pipelines, excluding equity method investments. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Segment Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation & Amortization (Segment EBITDA) (Unaudited)   Three Months Ended March 31 (Dollars in millions) 2013 2012 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Segment EBITDA((a)) Refining & Marketing $    1,341 $    1,128 Speedway 94 77 Pipeline Transportation           69           54 Total Segment EBITDA((a)) 1,504 1,259 Total segment depreciation & amortization 281 224 Items not allocated to segments        (67)        (79) Income from operations 1,156 956 Net interest and other financial income (costs)        (48)        (22) Income before income taxes 1,108 934 Income tax provision         378         338 Net income 730 596 Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests             5              - Net income attributable to MPC $       725 $       596 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)  Segment EBITDA represents segment earnings before interest and financing costs, interest income, income taxes and depreciation and amortization expense. Segment EBITDA is used by some investors and analysts to analyze and compare companies on the basis of operating performance. Segment EBITDA should not be considered as an alternative to net income attributable to MPC, income before income taxes, cash flows from operating activities or any other measure of financial performance presented in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States. Segment EBITDA may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other entities. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- Select Financial Data (Unaudited) March 31 Dec. 31 (Dollars in millions) 2013 2012 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------  ( ) Cash and cash equivalents $     4,737 $     4,860 Total debt((a)) 3,416 3,361 Equity 12,412 12,105 Debt-to-total-capital ratio (percent) 22 22 Cash provided from operations (quarter ended) $     2,079 $     2,043 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------- (a)    Includes long-term debt due within one year. MPC 2013 1Q Results: hugin.info/147922/R/1697627/559559.pdf This announcement is distributed by Thomson Reuters on behalf of Thomson Reuters clients. The owner of this announcement warrants that: (i) the releases contained herein are protected by copyright and other applicable laws; and (ii) they are solely responsible for the content, accuracy and originality of the information contained therein. Source: Marathon Petroleum Corporation via Thomson Reuters ONE [HUG#1697627]


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