Chevron is one of the largest publicly traded oil and gas companies in the world with operations that span almost every corner of the globe. The only energy component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, San Ramon, CA-based Chevron is fully integrated, meaning it participates in every aspect related to energy – from oil production, to refining and marketing. The company generates around $95 billion in annual revenues and produces in excess of three million barrels per day of oil equivalent. Chevron currently churns out oil and natural gas at a 59/41 ratio. As of the end of 2021, the company had proved reserves of approximately 12.4 billion barrels of oil-equivalent.
The energy sector's revival from the pandemic-induced lows have significantly buoyed Chevron’s stock price and it is currently the 22-largest company in the S&P 500 Index. With its relatively low-risk energy business structure, robust financial health, and ample free cash flows, Chevron remains well positioned to navigate the volatility in oil and gas prices.
Being an integrated firm engaged in all aspects of the oil and gas business, Chevron often finds itself in the crossfire of political debates over climate change policy. Notwithstanding these distractions, Chevron has improved its cash from operations, allowing management to raise the dividend regularly. One of only two energy stocks on the list of Dividend Aristocrats, the supermajor’s balance sheet is reasonably healthy indicating that the dividend should remain safe going forward.
Chevron has a market cap of more than $250 billion and divides its operations into two main segments: Upstream (exploration & production) and Downstream (refining). In 2021, the Upstream unit reported a profit of $15.8 billion, while the Downstream segment generated earnings of $2.9 billion. Chevron’s other activities include transportation (pipelines, shipping) and chemicals (handled by Chevron Phillips Chemicals Company, a 50/50 joint venture with partner Phillips 66). Chevron’s current oil and gas development project pipeline is among the best in the industry - projected to grow its output by up to 2-5% this year (excluding contract expirations and asset sales). This production growth will primarily come from Chevron’s showpiece Permian Basin assets, where it has substantial holdings of 2.2 million net acres.
Chevron's marketing retail outlets numbered 13,727 as of December 31, 2020.
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