Valero Energy Corporation (VLO - Free Report) is the largest independent refiner and marketer of petroleum products in the U.S. It has a refining capacity of 3.1 million barrels per day across 15 refineries located throughout the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Valero is also a leading ethanol producer with 11 ethanol plants in the Midwest that have a combined capacity of 1.4 billion gallons per year.
The company is one of the major independent retailers of refined petroleum products in central and southwestern U.S. and in eastern Canada, with about 7,500 retail outlets under various brand names, including Diamond Shamrock, Shamrock and Beacon.
Currently, Valero has a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) but that could change following its second quarter 2017 earnings report which has just released. We have highlighted some of the key details from the just-released announcement below:
Earnings: Valero beats on earnings. Adjusted earnings per share from continuing operations came in at $1.23, above the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.08.
Revenue: Revenues of $22.3 billion surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $21.5 billion.
Key Stats: During the quarter, refining throughput volumes were approximately 3.02 million barrels per day, up from 2.83 million barrels per day in the year-earlier level.
By feedstock composition, sweet crude, medium/light sour crude and heavy sour crude accounted for 43.3%, 16.8% and 17.1%, respectively. The remaining volumes came from residuals, other feedstock as well as blendstocks and others.
Company-wide throughput margins increased to $8.66 per barrel from the year-ago level of $8.59 per barrel.
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