ONEOK Inc. (OKE - Free Report) reported second-quarter 2019 operating earnings of 75 cents per share, which surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of 70 cents by 7.14%. The bottom line also improved 10.3% on a year-over-year basis.
Notably, higher natural gas liquids (NGL) and natural gas volume processed, increase in average fee rates in the NGLs and natural gas gathering and processing segments as well as increased transportation services in the natural gas pipelines segment drove results.
Total revenues came in at $2.46 billion, which missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $2.70 billion by 9.02%. The top line also declined 17% from $2.96 billion recorded in the prior-year quarter due to lower Commodity sales.
ONEOK spent $1.62 billion on cost of sales and fuel in the reported quarter, down 25.3% from the year-ago quarter’s tally.
The company’s adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) was $632.4 million, up 5% year over year.
The company incurred interest expenses of $117.5 million, up from $113.5 million in the prior-year quarter. Operating income was $476.1 million, up 6.2% from $448.4 million recorded in the year-ago quarter.
As of Jun 30, 2019, ONEOK had cash and cash equivalents of $273.4 million compared with $12 million as of Dec 31, 2018.
Long-term debt (excluding current maturities) amounted to $10,754 million as of Jun 30, up from $8,873.3 million as of Dec 31, 2018.
The company’s cash flow from operating activities in the first six months of 2019 was $967.9 million, down from $1,002.9 million in the year-ago period.
Capital expenditures (less allowance for equity funds used during construction) amounted to $1,720.2 million in the first six months of 2019, up from $615.3 million in the year-ago period.
ONEOK carries a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold). You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.
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