Paris, July 26 - Neftegaz.RU. French oil major Total saw its profit rise in the 2nd quarter of the year on the back of higher oil prices and production.
The oil company posted adjusted net income of $3.6 billion for 2Q 2018, a 44% increase compared to the same period last year and adjusted net income of $2.47 billion. The company’s 2nd quarter net profit jumped by 83% to $3.7 billion from $2.04 billion in the same period last year.
Adjusted net operating income was $4.17 billion compared to $1.36 billion in the last year’s 2nd quarter.
Commenting on the results, CEO Patrick Pouyanné said:«Oil prices continued to increase, averaging 74 $/b in the 2nd quarter, supported notably by inventory reductions and geopolitical tensions. Total benefited fully from this by remaining focused on operational efficiency: adjusted net income was $3.6 billion, a 44% increase from a year ago, and the return on equity for the past 12 months rose to 10.9%.»»
Pouyanné also said: «Discipline on spending is resolutely maintained and the organic pre-dividend breakeven continues to decrease, to less than 25 $/b in the quarter.»