Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) today reported net income attributable to Valero stockholders of $1.2 billion, or $3.55 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $3.1 billion, or $8.15 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2022. Excluding the adjustments shown in the accompanying earnings release tables, adjusted net income attributable to Valero stockholders was $3.2 billion, or $8.45 per share, for the fourth quarter of 2022.

For 2023, net income attributable to Valero stockholders was $8.8 billion, or $24.92 per share, compared to $11.5 billion, or $29.04 per share, in 2022. Excluding the adjustments shown in the accompanying earnings release tables, adjusted net income attributable to Valero stockholders was $8.8 billion, or $24.90 per share, in 2023, compared to $11.6 billion, or $29.16 per share, in 2022.

Refining
The Refining segment reported operating income of $1.6 billion for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $4.3 billion for the fourth quarter of 2022. Refining throughput volumes averaged 3.0 million barrels per day in the fourth quarter of 2023.

“Our operational achievements in health, safety and environmental, mechanical availability and cost management supported best-ever performance in several areas of our operations and contributed to our second best-ever year in adjusted earnings,” said Lane Riggs, Valero’s Chief Executive Officer and President. “We also delivered on our commitment to return cash to shareholders, invest with discipline, and advance our low-carbon fuels strategy.”

Renewable Diesel
The Renewable Diesel segment, which consists of the Diamond Green Diesel joint venture (DGD), reported $84 million of operating income for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $261 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Segment sales volumes averaged 3.8 million gallons per day in the fourth quarter of 2023, which was 1.3 million gallons per day higher than the fourth quarter of 2022. The higher sales volumes were due to the impact of additional volumes from the DGD Port Arthur plant, which started up in the fourth quarter of 2022. Operating income was lower than the fourth quarter of 2022 due to lower renewable diesel margin in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Ethanol
The Ethanol segment reported $190 million of operating income for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $7 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Adjusted operating income was $205 million for the fourth quarter of 2023, compared to $69 million for the fourth quarter of 2022. Ethanol production volumes averaged 4.5 million gallons per day in the fourth quarter of 2023, which was 448 thousand gallons per day higher than the fourth quarter of 2022. Adjusted operating income was higher than the fourth quarter of 2022 primarily as a result of higher production volumes and lower corn prices in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Corporate and Other
General and administrative expenses were $295 million in the fourth quarter of 2023 and $998 million for the year. The effective tax rate for 2023 was 22 percent.

Investing and Financing Activities
Net cash provided by operating activities was $1.2 billion in the fourth quarter of 2023. Included in this amount was a $631 million unfavorable impact from working capital and $65 million of adjusted net cash provided by operating activities associated with the other joint venture member’s share of DGD. Excluding these items, adjusted net cash provided by operating activities was $1.8 billion in the fourth quarter of 2023.

Net cash provided by operating activities in 2023 was $9.2 billion. Included in this amount was a $2.3 billion unfavorable impact from working capital and $512 million of adjusted net cash provided by operating activities associated with the other joint venture member’s share of DGD. Excluding these items, adjusted net cash provided by operating activities in 2023 was $11.0 billion.

Capital investments totaled $540 million in the fourth quarter of 2023, of which $460 million was for sustaining the business, including costs for turnarounds, catalysts and regulatory compliance. Excluding capital investments attributable to the other joint venture member’s share of DGD, capital investments attributable to Valero were $506 million in the fourth quarter of 2023 and $1.8 billion in 2023.

Valero returned $1.3 billion to stockholders in the fourth quarter of 2023, of which $346 million was paid as dividends and $966 million was for the purchase of approximately 7.5 million shares of common stock. In 2023, Valero returned over $6.6 billion to stockholders, or 60 percent of adjusted net cash provided by operating activities, consisting of $5.2 billion in stock buybacks and $1.5 billion in dividends.

Valero defines payout ratio as the sum of dividends paid and the total cost of stock buybacks divided by net cash provided by operating activities adjusted for changes in working capital and DGD’s net cash provided by operating activities, excluding changes in its working capital, attributable to the other joint venture member’s share of DGD.

On January 18, Valero announced an increase of its quarterly cash dividend on common stock from $1.02 per share to $1.07 per share.

Liquidity and Financial Position
Valero ended 2023 with $9.2 billion of total debt, $2.3 billion of finance lease obligations and $5.4 billion of cash and cash equivalents. The debt to capitalization ratio, net of cash and cash equivalents, was 18 percent as of December 31, 2023.

Strategic Update
The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) project at the DGD Port Arthur plant remains on schedule with completion expected in the first quarter of 2025 for a total cost of $315 million, with half of that attributable to Valero. The project is expected to give the plant the optionality to upgrade approximately 50 percent of its current 470 million gallon renewable diesel annual production capacity to SAF. With the completion of this project, DGD is expected to become one of the largest manufacturers of SAF in the world.

“Our discipline on growth through return driven investments in our core refining and low-carbon fuels businesses should continue to strengthen our competitive advantage and drive long-term shareholder returns,” said Riggs.

Conference Call
Valero’s senior management will hold a conference call at 10 a.m. ET today to discuss this earnings release and to provide an update on operations and strategy.

About Valero
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, Valero), is a multinational manufacturer and marketer of petroleum-based and low-carbon liquid transportation fuels and petrochemical products, and it sells its products primarily in the United States (U.S.), Canada, the United Kingdom (U.K.), Ireland and Latin America. Valero owns 15 petroleum refineries located in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day. Valero is a joint venture member in Diamond Green Diesel Holdings LLC, which owns two renewable diesel plants located in the U.S. Gulf Coast region with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.2 billion gallons per year, and Valero owns 12 ethanol plants located in the U.S. Mid-Continent region with a combined production capacity of approximately 1.6 billion gallons per year. Valero manages its operations through its Refining, Renewable Diesel and Ethanol segments. Please visit investorvalero.com for more information.

Valero Contacts
Investors:
Homer Bhullar, Vice President – Investor Relations and Finance, 210-345-1982
Eric Herbort, Director – Investor Relations and Finance, 210-345-3331
Gautam Srivastava, Director – Investor Relations, 210-345-3992

Media:
Lillian Riojas, Executive Director – Media Relations and Communications, 210-345-5002

Safe-Harbor Statement
Statements contained in this release and the accompanying earnings release tables, or made during the conference call, that state Valero’s or management’s expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The words “believe,” “expect,” “should,” “estimates,” “intend,” “target,” “will,” “plans,” “forecast,” and other similar expressions identify forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements in this release and the accompanying earnings release tables include, and those made on the conference call may include, statements relating to Valero’s low-carbon fuels strategy, expected timing, cost and performance of projects, future market and industry conditions, future operating and financial performance, future production and manufacturing ability and size, and management of future risks, among other matters. It is important to note that actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements based on numerous factors, including those outside of Valero’s control, such as legislative or political changes or developments, market dynamics, cyberattacks, weather events, and other matters affecting Valero’s operations or the demand for Valero’s products. These factors also include, but are not limited to, the uncertainties that remain with respect to current or contemplated legal, political or regulatory developments that are adverse to or restrict refining and marketing operations, or that impose profits, windfall or margin taxes or penalties, global geopolitical and other conflicts and tensions, the impact of inflation on margins and costs, economic activity levels, and the adverse effects the foregoing may have on Valero’s business plan, strategy, operations and financial performance. For more information concerning these and other factors that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed or forecasted, see Valero’s annual report on Form 10-K, quarterly reports on Form 10‑Q, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission and available on Valero’s website at www.valero.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information
This earnings release and the accompanying earnings release tables include references to financial measures that are not defined under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). These non-GAAP measures include adjusted net income attributable to Valero stockholders, adjusted earnings per common share – assuming dilution, Refining margin, Renewable Diesel margin, Ethanol margin, adjusted Refining operating income, adjusted Ethanol operating income, adjusted net cash provided by operating activities, and capital investments attributable to Valero. These non-GAAP financial measures have been included to help facilitate the comparison of operating results between periods. See the accompanying earnings release tables for a reconciliation of non-GAAP measures to their most directly comparable GAAP measures. Note (h) to the earnings release tables provides reasons for the use of these non-GAAP financial measures.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS

(millions of dollars, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

 

 

2023

 

 

 

2022

 

Statement of income data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues

 

$

35,414

 

 

$

41,746

 

 

$

144,766

 

 

$

176,383

 

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of materials and other (a)

 

 

31,267

 

 

 

34,811

 

 

 

123,087

 

 

 

150,770

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

1,594

 

 

 

1,638

 

 

 

6,089

 

 

 

6,389

 

Depreciation and amortization expense (b)

 

 

679

 

 

 

622

 

 

 

2,658

 

 

 

2,428

 

Total cost of sales

 

 

33,540

 

 

 

37,071

 

 

 

131,834

 

 

 

159,587

 

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

15

 

 

 

26

 

 

 

33

 

 

 

66

 

General and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) (d)

 

 

295

 

 

 

282

 

 

 

998

 

 

 

934

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

11

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

45

 

Operating income

 

 

1,553

 

 

 

4,295

 

 

 

11,858

 

 

 

15,690

 

Other income, net (e)

 

 

145

 

 

 

92

 

 

 

502

 

 

 

179

 

Interest and debt expense, net of capitalized interest

 

 

(149

)

 

 

(137

)

 

 

(592

)

 

 

(562

)

Income before income tax expense

 

 

1,549

 

 

 

4,250

 

 

 

11,768

 

 

 

15,307

 

Income tax expense (f)

 

 

331

 

 

 

1,018

 

 

 

2,619

 

 

 

3,428

 

Net income

 

 

1,218

 

 

 

3,232

 

 

 

9,149

 

 

 

11,879

 

Less: Net income attributable to noncontrolling interests

 

 

16

 

 

 

119

 

 

 

314

 

 

 

351

 

Net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders

 

$

1,202

 

 

$

3,113

 

 

$

8,835

 

 

$

11,528

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share

 

$

3.55

 

 

$

8.15

 

 

$

24.93

 

 

$

29.05

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding (in millions)

 

 

337

 

 

 

380

 

 

 

353

 

 

 

395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share – assuming dilution

 

$

3.55

 

 

$

8.15

 

 

$

24.92

 

 

$

29.04

 

Weighted-average common shares outstanding – assuming dilution (in millions)

 

 

338

 

 

 

381

 

 

 

353

 

 

 

396

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS BY SEGMENT

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate

 

 

 

 

Renewable

 

 

 

and

 

 

 

 

Refining

 

Diesel

 

Ethanol

 

Eliminations

 

Total

Three months ended December 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues from external customers

 

$

33,546

 

$

833

 

$

1,035

 

$

 

 

$

35,414

Intersegment revenues

 

 

10

 

 

801

 

 

296

 

 

(1,107

)

 

 

Total revenues

 

 

33,556

 

 

1,634

 

 

1,331

 

 

(1,107

)

 

 

35,414

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of materials and other

 

 

30,003

 

 

1,407

 

 

973

 

 

(1,116

)

 

 

31,267

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

1,376

 

 

84

 

 

132

 

 

2

 

 

 

1,594

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

600

 

 

59

 

 

21

 

 

(1

)

 

 

679

Total cost of sales

 

 

31,979

 

 

1,550

 

 

1,126

 

 

(1,115

)

 

 

33,540

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

 

 

 

 

15

General and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

295

 

 

 

295

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

11

Operating income by segment

 

$

1,577

 

$

84

 

$

190

 

$

(298

)

 

$

1,553

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Three months ended December 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues from external customers

 

$

39,566

 

$

1,066

 

$

1,114

 

$

 

 

$

41,746

Intersegment revenues

 

 

32

 

 

528

 

 

233

 

 

(793

)

 

 

Total revenues

 

 

39,598

 

 

1,594

 

 

1,347

 

 

(793

)

 

 

41,746

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of materials and other

 

 

33,280

 

 

1,221

 

 

1,095

 

 

(785

)

 

 

34,811

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

1,398

 

 

77

 

 

161

 

 

2

 

 

 

1,638

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

565

 

 

35

 

 

22

 

 

 

 

 

622

Total cost of sales

 

 

35,243

 

 

1,333

 

 

1,278

 

 

(783

)

 

 

37,071

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

 

61

Other operating expenses

 

 

25

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

26

General and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

282

 

 

 

282

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

11

Operating income by segment

 

$

4,330

 

$

261

 

$

7

 

$

(303

)

 

$

4,295

See Operating Highlights by Segment.
See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS BY SEGMENT

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable

 

 

 

and

 

 

 

 

Refining

 

Diesel

 

Ethanol

 

Eliminations

 

Total

Year ended December 31, 2023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues from external customers

 

$

136,470

 

$

3,823

 

$

4,473

 

$

 

 

$

144,766

Intersegment revenues

 

 

18

 

 

3,168

 

 

1,086

 

 

(4,272

)

 

 

Total revenues

 

 

136,488

 

 

6,991

 

 

5,559

 

 

(4,272

)

 

 

144,766

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of materials and other

 

 

117,401

 

 

5,550

 

 

4,395

 

 

(4,259

)

 

 

123,087

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

5,208

 

 

358

 

 

515

 

 

8

 

 

 

6,089

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

2,351

 

 

231

 

 

80

 

 

(4

)

 

 

2,658

Total cost of sales

 

 

124,960

 

 

6,139

 

 

4,990

 

 

(4,255

)

 

 

131,834

Other operating expenses

 

 

17

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

33

General and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

998

 

 

 

998

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43

 

 

 

43

Operating income by segment

 

$

11,511

 

$

852

 

$

553

 

$

(1,058

)

 

$

11,858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year ended December 31, 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenues from external customers

 

$

168,154

 

$

3,483

 

$

4,746

 

$

 

 

$

176,383

Intersegment revenues

 

 

56

 

 

2,018

 

 

740

 

 

(2,814

)

 

 

Total revenues

 

 

168,210

 

 

5,501

 

 

5,486

 

 

(2,814

)

 

 

176,383

Cost of sales:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost of materials and other (a)

 

 

144,588

 

 

4,350

 

 

4,628

 

 

(2,796

)

 

 

150,770

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

5,509

 

 

255

 

 

625

 

 

 

 

 

6,389

Depreciation and amortization expense (b)

 

 

2,247

 

 

122

 

 

59

 

 

 

 

 

2,428

Total cost of sales

 

 

152,344

 

 

4,727

 

 

5,312

 

 

(2,796

)

 

 

159,587

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

 

61

Other operating expenses

 

 

63

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

66

General and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

934

 

 

 

934

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

45

Operating income by segment

 

$

15,803

 

$

774

 

$

110

 

$

(997

)

 

$

15,690

See Operating Highlights by Segment.
See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO MOST COMPARABLE AMOUNTS

REPORTED UNDER U.S. GAAP (h)

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 
 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders to adjusted net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders

 

$

1,202

 

$

3,113

 

 

$

8,835

 

 

$

11,528

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of renewable volume obligation (RVO) (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(104

)

Income tax expense related to modification of RVO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23

 

Modification of RVO, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(81

)

Gain on sale of ethanol plant (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23

)

Income tax expense related to gain on sale of ethanol plant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

Gain on sale of ethanol plant, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(18

)

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

61

 

Income tax benefit related to asset impairment loss

 

 

 

 

(14

)

 

 

 

 

 

(14

)

Asset impairment loss, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

47

 

 

 

 

 

 

47

 

Environmental reserve adjustment (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20

 

Income tax benefit related to environmental reserve adjustment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5

)

Environmental reserve adjustment, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

Gain on early retirement of debt (e)

 

 

 

 

(38

)

 

 

(11

)

 

 

(14

)

Income tax expense related to gain on early retirement of debt

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

Gain on early retirement of debt, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

(29

)

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(11

)

Pension settlement charge (e)

 

 

 

 

58

 

 

 

 

 

 

58

 

Income tax benefit related to pension settlement charge

 

 

 

 

(13

)

 

 

 

 

 

(13

)

Pension settlement charge, net of taxes

 

 

 

 

45

 

 

 

 

 

 

45

 

Foreign withholding tax (f)

 

 

 

 

51

 

 

 

 

 

 

51

 

Total adjustments

 

 

 

 

114

 

 

 

(9

)

 

 

48

 

Adjusted net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders

 

$

1,202

 

$

3,227

 

 

$

8,826

 

 

$

11,576

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO MOST COMPARABLE AMOUNTS

REPORTED UNDER U.S. GAAP (h)

(unaudited)

   

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of earnings per common share – assuming dilution to adjusted earnings per common share – assuming dilution

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per common share – assuming dilution

 

$

3.55

 

$

8.15

 

 

$

24.92

 

 

$

29.04

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0.20

)

Gain on sale of ethanol plant (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(0.05

)

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.12

 

Environmental reserve adjustment (d)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.04

 

Gain on early retirement of debt (e)

 

 

 

 

(0.08

)

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

(0.03

)

Pension settlement charge (e)

 

 

 

 

0.12

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.11

 

Foreign withholding tax (f)

 

 

 

 

0.13

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.13

 

Total adjustments

 

 

 

 

0.30

 

 

 

(0.02

)

 

 

0.12

 

Adjusted earnings per common share – assuming dilution

 

$

3.55

 

$

8.45

 

 

$

24.90

 

 

$

29.16

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO MOST COMPARABLE AMOUNTS

REPORTED UNDER U.S. GAAP (h)

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of operating income by segment to segment margin, and reconciliation of operating income by segment to adjusted operating income by segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

1,577

 

$

4,330

 

$

11,511

 

$

15,803

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(104

)

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

1,376

 

 

1,398

 

 

5,208

 

 

5,509

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

600

 

 

565

 

 

2,351

 

 

2,247

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

17

 

 

63

 

Refining margin

 

$

3,553

 

$

6,318

 

$

19,087

 

$

23,518

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

1,577

 

$

4,330

 

$

11,511

 

$

15,803

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(104

)

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

25

 

 

17

 

 

63

 

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

1,577

 

$

4,355

 

$

11,528

 

$

15,762

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable Diesel segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable Diesel operating income

 

$

84

 

$

261

 

$

852

 

$

774

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

84

 

 

77

 

 

358

 

 

255

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

59

 

 

35

 

 

231

 

 

122

 

Renewable Diesel margin

 

$

227

 

$

373

 

$

1,441

 

$

1,151

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO MOST COMPARABLE AMOUNTS

REPORTED UNDER U.S. GAAP (h)

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of operating income by segment to segment margin, and reconciliation of operating income by segment to adjusted operating income by segment (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol segment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol operating income

 

$

190

 

$

7

 

$

553

 

$

110

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

132

 

 

161

 

 

515

 

 

625

 

Depreciation and amortization expense (b)

 

 

21

 

 

22

 

 

80

 

 

59

 

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

61

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

15

 

 

1

 

 

16

 

 

3

 

Ethanol margin

 

$

358

 

$

252

 

$

1,164

 

$

858

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol operating income

 

$

190

 

$

7

 

$

553

 

$

110

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gain on sale of ethanol plant (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(23

)

Asset impairment loss (c)

 

 

 

 

61

 

 

 

 

61

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

15

 

 

1

 

 

16

 

 

3

 

Adjusted Ethanol operating income

 

$

205

 

$

69

 

$

569

 

$

151

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO MOST COMPARABLE AMOUNTS

REPORTED UNDER U.S. GAAP (h)

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of Refining segment operating income to Refining margin (by region), and reconciliation of Refining segment operating income to adjusted Refining segment operating income (by region) (i)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Gulf Coast region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

858

 

$

2,629

 

$

6,853

 

$

9,096

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(74

)

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

716

 

 

774

 

 

2,837

 

 

3,113

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

377

 

 

346

 

 

1,459

 

 

1,369

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

11

 

 

48

 

Refining margin

 

$

1,951

 

$

3,768

 

$

11,160

 

$

13,552

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

858

 

$

2,629

 

$

6,853

 

$

9,096

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(74

)

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

19

 

 

11

 

 

48

 

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

858

 

$

2,648

 

$

6,864

 

$

9,070

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Mid-Continent region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

120

 

$

551

 

$

1,627

 

$

2,252

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19

)

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

197

 

 

191

 

 

766

 

 

772

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

84

 

 

84

 

 

334

 

 

335

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

Refining margin

 

$

401

 

$

827

 

$

2,727

 

$

3,341

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

120

 

$

551

 

$

1,627

 

$

2,252

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(19

)

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

120

 

$

552

 

$

1,627

 

$

2,234

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RECONCILIATION OF NON-GAAP MEASURES TO MOST COMPARABLE AMOUNTS

REPORTED UNDER U.S. GAAP (h)

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of Refining segment operating income to Refining margin (by region), and reconciliation of Refining segment operating income to adjusted Refining segment operating income (by region) (i) (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Atlantic region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

579

 

$

1,091

 

$

2,131

 

$

3,384

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below)

 

 

204

 

 

192

 

 

751

 

 

816

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

63

 

 

62

 

 

255

 

 

259

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

11

 

Refining margin

 

$

846

 

$

1,347

 

$

3,138

 

$

4,470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

579

 

$

1,091

 

$

2,131

 

$

3,384

 

Adjustment: Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

1

 

 

11

 

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

579

 

$

1,093

 

$

2,132

 

$

3,395

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. West Coast region

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

20

 

$

59

 

$

900

 

$

1,071

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) (g)

 

 

259

 

 

241

 

 

854

 

 

808

 

Depreciation and amortization expense

 

 

76

 

 

73

 

 

303

 

 

284

 

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

Refining margin

 

$

355

 

$

376

 

$

2,062

 

$

2,155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining operating income

 

$

20

 

$

59

 

$

900

 

$

1,071

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Modification of RVO (a)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(11

)

Other operating expenses

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

5

 

 

3

 

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

20

 

$

62

 

$

905

 

$

1,063

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

REFINING SEGMENT OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

(millions of dollars, except per barrel amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Throughput volumes (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedstocks:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy sour crude oil

 

 

485

 

 

343

 

 

449

 

 

343

Medium/light sour crude oil

 

 

272

 

 

338

 

 

307

 

 

413

Sweet crude oil

 

 

1,517

 

 

1,578

 

 

1,496

 

 

1,474

Residuals

 

 

171

 

 

218

 

 

199

 

 

222

Other feedstocks

 

 

106

 

 

110

 

 

115

 

 

114

Total feedstocks

 

 

2,551

 

 

2,587

 

 

2,566

 

 

2,566

Blendstocks and other

 

 

444

 

 

455

 

 

413

 

 

387

Total throughput volumes

 

 

2,995

 

 

3,042

 

 

2,979

 

 

2,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yields (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gasolines and blendstocks

 

 

1,489

 

 

1,501

 

 

1,461

 

 

1,451

Distillates

 

 

1,128

 

 

1,153

 

 

1,126

 

 

1,118

Other products (j)

 

 

404

 

 

410

 

 

420

 

 

409

Total yields

 

 

3,021

 

 

3,064

 

 

3,007

 

 

2,978

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating statistics (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin

 

$

3,553

 

$

6,318

 

$

19,087

 

$

23,518

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

1,577

 

$

4,355

 

$

11,528

 

$

15,762

Throughput volumes (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

2,995

 

 

3,042

 

 

2,979

 

 

2,953

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin per barrel of throughput

 

$

12.89

 

$

22.58

 

$

17.55

 

$

21.82

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per barrel of throughput

 

 

4.99

 

 

5.00

 

 

4.79

 

 

5.11

Depreciation and amortization expense per barrel of throughput

 

 

2.18

 

 

2.02

 

 

2.16

 

 

2.09

Adjusted Refining operating income per barrel of throughput

 

$

5.72

 

$

15.56

 

$

10.60

 

$

14.62

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

RENEWABLE DIESEL SEGMENT OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

(millions of dollars, except per gallon amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Operating statistics (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable Diesel margin

 

$

227

 

$

373

 

$

1,441

 

$

1,151

Renewable Diesel operating income

 

$

84

 

$

261

 

$

852

 

$

774

Sales volumes (thousand gallons per day)

 

 

3,773

 

 

2,443

 

 

3,539

 

 

2,175

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Renewable Diesel margin per gallon of sales

 

$

0.65

 

$

1.66

 

$

1.12

 

$

1.45

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per gallon of sales

 

 

0.24

 

 

0.34

 

 

0.28

 

 

0.32

Depreciation and amortization expense per gallon of sales

 

 

0.17

 

 

0.16

 

 

0.18

 

 

0.15

Renewable Diesel operating income per gallon of sales

 

$

0.24

 

$

1.16

 

$

0.66

 

$

0.98

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

ETHANOL SEGMENT OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS

(millions of dollars, except per gallon amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Operating statistics (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol margin

 

$

358

 

$

252

 

$

1,164

 

$

858

Adjusted Ethanol operating income

 

$

205

 

$

69

 

$

569

 

$

151

Production volumes (thousand gallons per day)

 

 

4,510

 

 

4,062

 

 

4,367

 

 

3,866

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol margin per gallon of production

 

$

0.86

 

$

0.67

 

$

0.73

 

$

0.61

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per gallon of production

 

 

0.32

 

 

0.43

 

 

0.32

 

 

0.44

Depreciation and amortization expense per gallon of production (b)

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.05

 

 

0.04

Gain on sale of ethanol plant per gallon of production (b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

0.02

Adjusted Ethanol operating income per gallon of production

 

$

0.49

 

$

0.19

 

$

0.36

 

$

0.11

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

REFINING SEGMENT OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS BY REGION

(millions of dollars, except per barrel amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Operating statistics by region (i)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Gulf Coast region (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin

 

$

1,951

 

$

3,768

 

$

11,160

 

$

13,552

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

858

 

$

2,648

 

$

6,864

 

$

9,070

Throughput volumes (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

1,816

 

 

1,806

 

 

1,791

 

 

1,766

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin per barrel of throughput

 

$

11.69

 

$

22.68

 

$

17.07

 

$

21.02

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per barrel of throughput

 

 

4.29

 

 

4.66

 

 

4.34

 

 

4.83

Depreciation and amortization expense per barrel of throughput

 

 

2.26

 

 

2.09

 

 

2.23

 

 

2.12

Adjusted Refining operating income per barrel of throughput

 

$

5.14

 

$

15.93

 

$

10.50

 

$

14.07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Mid-Continent region (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin

 

$

401

 

$

827

 

$

2,727

 

$

3,341

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

120

 

$

552

 

$

1,627

 

$

2,234

Throughput volumes (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

462

 

 

477

 

 

461

 

 

447

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin per barrel of throughput

 

$

9.42

 

$

18.84

 

$

16.20

 

$

20.49

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per barrel of throughput

 

 

4.62

 

 

4.35

 

 

4.55

 

 

4.74

Depreciation and amortization expense per barrel of throughput

 

 

1.99

 

 

1.92

 

 

1.98

 

 

2.06

Adjusted Refining operating income per barrel of throughput

 

$

2.81

 

$

12.57

 

$

9.67

 

$

13.69

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

REFINING SEGMENT OPERATING HIGHLIGHTS BY REGION

(millions of dollars, except per barrel amounts)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Operating statistics by region (i) (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Atlantic region (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin

 

$

846

 

$

1,347

 

$

3,138

 

$

4,470

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

579

 

$

1,093

 

$

2,132

 

$

3,395

Throughput volumes (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

452

 

 

494

 

 

460

 

 

485

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin per barrel of throughput

 

$

20.36

 

$

29.66

 

$

18.69

 

$

25.25

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per barrel of throughput

 

 

4.90

 

 

4.23

 

 

4.47

 

 

4.61

Depreciation and amortization expense per barrel of throughput

 

 

1.51

 

 

1.35

 

 

1.52

 

 

1.46

Adjusted Refining operating income per barrel of throughput

 

$

13.95

 

$

24.08

 

$

12.70

 

$

19.18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. West Coast region (h) (k)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin

 

$

355

 

$

376

 

$

2,062

 

$

2,155

Adjusted Refining operating income

 

$

20

 

$

62

 

$

905

 

$

1,063

Throughput volumes (thousand barrels per day)

 

 

265

 

 

265

 

 

267

 

 

255

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refining margin per barrel of throughput

 

$

14.51

 

$

15.43

 

$

21.15

 

$

23.15

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense reflected below) per barrel of throughput (g)

 

 

10.60

 

 

9.87

 

 

8.76

 

 

8.68

Depreciation and amortization expense per barrel of throughput

 

 

3.10

 

 

3.00

 

 

3.11

 

 

3.05

Adjusted Refining operating income per barrel of throughput

 

$

0.81

 

$

2.56

 

$

9.28

 

$

11.42

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

AVERAGE MARKET REFERENCE PRICES AND DIFFERENTIALS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Refining

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feedstocks (dollars per barrel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brent crude oil

 

$

82.72

 

 

$

88.81

 

 

$

82.27

 

 

$

98.86

 

Brent less West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil

 

 

4.36

 

 

 

5.96

 

 

 

4.60

 

 

 

4.43

 

Brent less WTI Houston crude oil

 

 

3.04

 

 

 

4.45

 

 

 

3.15

 

 

 

2.82

 

Brent less Dated Brent crude oil

 

 

(1.43

)

 

 

(0.11

)

 

 

(0.44

)

 

 

(2.22

)

Brent less Argus Sour Crude Index crude oil

 

 

4.79

 

 

 

9.91

 

 

 

5.34

 

 

 

7.42

 

Brent less Maya crude oil

 

 

10.83

 

 

 

17.21

 

 

 

13.33

 

 

 

11.68

 

Brent less Western Canadian Select Houston crude oil

 

 

12.01

 

 

 

22.51

 

 

 

12.15

 

 

 

15.55

 

WTI crude oil

 

 

78.36

 

 

 

82.85

 

 

 

77.67

 

 

 

94.43

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Natural gas (dollars per million British thermal units)

 

 

2.27

 

 

 

4.46

 

 

 

2.23

 

 

 

5.83

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RVO (dollars per barrel) (l)

 

 

4.77

 

 

 

8.55

 

 

 

7.02

 

 

 

7.72

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Product margins (RVO adjusted unless otherwise noted) (dollars per barrel)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Gulf Coast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Conventional Blendstock of Oxygenate Blending (CBOB) gasoline less Brent

 

 

(2.41

)

 

 

(0.34

)

 

 

8.83

 

 

 

9.54

 

Ultra-low-sulfur (ULS) diesel less Brent

 

 

24.47

 

 

 

44.23

 

 

 

25.06

 

 

 

38.73

 

Propylene less Brent (not RVO adjusted)

 

 

(50.92

)

 

 

(56.82

)

 

 

(47.47

)

 

 

(42.73

)

U.S. Mid-Continent:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBOB gasoline less WTI

 

 

4.05

 

 

 

6.37

 

 

 

17.70

 

 

 

15.88

 

ULS diesel less WTI

 

 

33.10

 

 

 

50.98

 

 

 

32.37

 

 

 

44.11

 

North Atlantic:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CBOB gasoline less Brent

 

 

5.57

 

 

 

11.74

 

 

 

15.61

 

 

 

19.24

 

ULS diesel less Brent

 

 

33.31

 

 

 

64.48

 

 

 

29.47

 

 

 

49.29

 

U.S. West Coast:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

California Reformulated Gasoline Blendstock of Oxygenate Blending 87 gasoline less Brent

 

 

15.13

 

 

 

15.45

 

 

 

28.45

 

 

 

31.32

 

California Air Resources Board diesel less Brent

 

 

36.88

 

 

 

44.73

 

 

 

32.79

 

 

 

40.97

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

AVERAGE MARKET REFERENCE PRICES AND DIFFERENTIALS

(unaudited)

 

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Renewable Diesel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New York Mercantile Exchange ULS diesel (dollars per gallon)

 

$

2.85

 

$

3.55

 

$

2.81

 

$

3.54

Biodiesel Renewable Identification Number (RIN) (dollars per RIN)

 

 

0.84

 

 

1.82

 

 

1.35

 

 

1.67

California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard carbon credit (dollars per metric ton)

 

 

68.71

 

 

65.78

 

 

72.42

 

 

98.73

U.S. Gulf Coast (USGC) used cooking oil (dollars per pound)

 

 

0.47

 

 

0.75

 

 

0.58

 

 

0.77

USGC distillers corn oil (dollars per pound)

 

 

0.57

 

 

0.76

 

 

0.63

 

 

0.77

USGC fancy bleachable tallow (dollars per pound)

 

 

0.52

 

 

0.73

 

 

0.59

 

 

0.75

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethanol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicago Board of Trade corn (dollars per bushel)

 

 

4.75

 

 

6.69

 

 

5.65

 

 

6.94

New York Harbor ethanol (dollars per gallon)

 

 

2.12

 

 

2.48

 

 

2.34

 

 

2.57

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

OTHER FINANCIAL DATA

(millions of dollars)

(unaudited)

 

 

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

Balance sheet data

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

$

26,221

 

$

24,133

Cash and cash equivalents included in current assets

 

 

5,424

 

 

4,862

Inventories included in current assets

 

 

7,583

 

 

6,752

Current liabilities

 

 

16,802

 

 

17,461

Valero Energy Corporation stockholders’ equity

 

 

26,346

 

 

23,561

Total equity

 

 

28,524

 

 

25,468

Debt and finance lease obligations:

 

 

 

 

Debt –

 

 

 

 

Current portion of debt (excluding variable interest entities (VIEs))

 

$

167

 

$

Debt, less current portion of debt (excluding VIEs)

 

 

8,021

 

 

8,380

Total debt (excluding VIEs)

 

 

8,188

 

 

8,380

Current portion of debt attributable to VIEs

 

 

1,030

 

 

861

Debt, less current portion of debt attributable to VIEs

 

 

 

 

Total debt attributable to VIEs

 

 

1,030

 

 

861

Total debt

 

 

9,218

 

 

9,241

Finance lease obligations –

 

 

 

 

Current portion of finance lease obligations (excluding VIEs)

 

 

183

 

 

184

Finance lease obligations, less current portion (excluding VIEs)

 

 

1,428

 

 

1,453

Total finance lease obligations (excluding VIEs)

 

 

1,611

 

 

1,637

Current portion of finance lease obligations attributable to VIEs

 

 

26

 

 

64

Finance lease obligations, less current portion attributable to VIEs

 

 

669

 

 

693

Total finance lease obligations attributable to VIEs

 

 

695

 

 

757

Total finance lease obligations

 

 

2,306

 

 

2,394

Total debt and finance lease obligations

 

$

11,524

 

$

11,635

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of net cash provided by operating activities to adjusted net cash provided by operating activities (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

1,239

 

 

$

4,096

 

 

$

9,229

 

 

$

12,574

 

Exclude:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Changes in current assets and current liabilities

 

 

(631

)

 

 

(9

)

 

 

(2,326

)

 

 

(1,626

)

Diamond Green Diesel LLC’s (DGD) adjusted net cash provided by operating activities attributable to the other joint venture member’s ownership interest in DGD

 

 

65

 

 

 

142

 

 

 

512

 

 

 

436

 

Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

1,805

 

 

$

3,963

 

 

$

11,043

 

 

$

13,764

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

OTHER FINANCIAL DATA

(millions of dollars, except per share amounts)

(unaudited)

   

 

 

Three Months Ended

 

Year Ended

December 31,

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

Reconciliation of capital investments to capital investments attributable to Valero (h)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Capital expenditures (excluding VIEs)

 

$

197

 

 

$

236

 

 

$

665

 

 

$

788

 

Capital expenditures of VIEs:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DGD

 

 

52

 

 

 

171

 

 

 

235

 

 

 

853

 

Other VIEs

 

 

7

 

 

 

10

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

40

 

Deferred turnaround and catalyst cost expenditures (excluding VIEs)

 

 

281

 

 

 

210

 

 

 

946

 

 

 

1,030

 

Deferred turnaround and catalyst cost expenditures of DGD

 

 

3

 

 

 

13

 

 

 

59

 

 

 

26

 

Investments in nonconsolidated joint ventures

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Capital investments

 

 

540

 

 

 

640

 

 

 

1,916

 

 

 

2,738

 

Adjustments:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DGD’s capital investments attributable to the other joint venture member

 

 

(27

)

 

 

(92

)

 

 

(147

)

 

 

(439

)

Capital expenditures of other VIEs

 

 

(7

)

 

 

(10

)

 

 

(11

)

 

 

(40

)

Capital investments attributable to Valero

 

$

506

 

 

$

538

 

 

$

1,758

 

 

$

2,259

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dividends per common share

 

$

1.02

 

 

$

0.98

 

 

$

4.08

 

 

$

3.92

 

Year Ending

 

 

December 31, 2024

Reconciliation of expected capital investments to expected capital investments attributable to Valero (h)

 

 

Expected capital investments

 

$

2,165

 

Adjustment: DGD’s capital investments attributable to the other joint venture member

 

 

(215

)

Expected capital investments attributable to Valero

 

$

1,950

 

See Notes to Earnings Release Tables.

VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION

NOTES TO EARNINGS RELEASE TABLES

   

(a)

 

Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is required to set annual quotas for the volume of renewable fuels that obligated parties, such as us, must blend into petroleum-based transportation fuels consumed in the U.S. The quotas are used to determine an obligated party’s RVO. The EPA released a final rule on June 3, 2022 that, among other things, modified the volume standards for 2020 and, for the first time, established volume standards for 2021 and 2022.

   
   

In 2020, we recognized the cost of the RVO using the 2020 quotas set by the EPA at that time, and in 2021 and the three months ended March 31, 2022, we recognized the cost of the RVO using our estimates of the quotas. As a result of the final rule released by the EPA as noted above, we recognized a benefit of $104 million in the year ended December 31, 2022 primarily related to the modification of the 2020 quotas.

   

(b)

 

Depreciation and amortization expense for the year ended December 31, 2022 includes a gain of $23 million on the sale of our ethanol plant located in Jefferson, Wisconsin (Jefferson ethanol plant).

   

(c)

 

Our ethanol plant located in Lakota, Iowa (Lakota ethanol plant) was previously configured to produce USP-grade ethanol, a higher grade ethanol suitable for hand sanitizer blending that has a higher market value than fuel-grade ethanol. During 2022, demand for USP-grade ethanol declined and had a negative impact on the profitability of the plant. As a result, we tested the recoverability of the carrying value of the Lakota ethanol plant and concluded that it was impaired. Therefore, we reduced the carrying value of the plant to its estimated fair value and recognized an asset impairment loss of $61 million in the three months and year ended December 31, 2022.

   

(d)

 

General and administrative expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense) for the year ended December 31, 2022 includes a charge of $20 million for an environmental reserve adjustment associated with a non-operating site.

   

(e)

 

“Other income, net” includes the following:

   
  • a net gain of $11 million in the year ended December 31, 2023 related to the early retirement of $199 million aggregate principal amount of various series of our senior notes;
   

 

   
  • a net gain of $38 million and $14 million in the three months and year ended December 31, 2022, respectively, related to the early retirement of $442 million and approximately $3.1 billion aggregate principal amount, respectively, of various series of our senior notes; and
   
   
  • a pension settlement charge of $58 million in the three months and year ended December  31, 2022 resulting from a greater number of employees that retired in 2022 who elected lump sum benefit payments from our defined benefit pension plans than estimated.
   

(f)

 

Income tax expense for the three months and year ended December 31, 2022 includes deferred income tax expense of $51 million associated with the recognition of a deferred tax liability for foreign withholding tax on the repatriation of cash held by one of our international subsidiaries that we considered no longer permanently reinvested in our operations in that country.

   

 

(g)

 

Operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense) for the three months and year ended December 31, 2023 includes an environmental regulatory reserve adjustment.

   

 

(h)

 

We use certain financial measures (as noted below) in the earnings release tables and accompanying earnings release that are not defined under GAAP and are considered to be non-GAAP measures.

   

 

   

We have defined these non-GAAP measures and believe they are useful to the external users of our financial statements, including industry analysts, investors, lenders, and rating agencies. We believe these measures are useful to assess our ongoing financial performance because, when reconciled to their most comparable GAAP measures, they provide improved comparability between periods after adjusting for certain items that we believe are not indicative of our core operating performance and that may obscure our underlying business results and trends. These non-GAAP measures should not be considered as alternatives to their most comparable GAAP measures nor should they be considered in isolation or as a substitute for an analysis of our results of operations as reported under GAAP. In addition, these non-GAAP measures may not be comparable to similarly titled measures used by other companies because we may define them differently, which diminishes their utility.

Non-GAAP measures are as follows:

 

  • Adjusted net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders is defined as net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders adjusted to reflect the items noted below, along with their related income tax effect. The income tax effect for the adjustments was calculated using a combined federal and state statutory rate for the U.S.-based adjustments of 22.5 percent and a local statutory income tax rate for foreign-based adjustments. We have adjusted for these items because we believe that they are not indicative of our core operating performance and that their adjustment results in an important measure of our ongoing financial performance to better assess our underlying business results and trends. The basis for our belief with respect to each adjustment is provided below.

 

Modification of RVO – The net benefit resulting from the modification of our RVO for 2020 and 2021 that was recognized by us in June 2022 is not associated with the cost of the RVO generated by our operations during the year ended December 31, 2022. See note (a) for additional details.

 

Gain on sale of ethanol plant – The gain on the sale of our Jefferson ethanol plant (see note (b)) is not indicative of our ongoing operations.

 

Asset impairment loss – The asset impairment loss attributable to our Lakota ethanol plant (see note (c)) is not indicative of our ongoing operations or our expectations about the profitability of our ethanol business.

 

Environmental reserve adjustment – The environmental reserve adjustment (see note (d)) is attributable to a site that was shut down by prior owners and subsequently acquired by us (referred to by us as a non-operating site).

 

Gain on early retirement of debt – Discounts, premiums, and other expenses recognized in connection with the early retirement of various series of our senior notes (see note (e)) are not associated with the ongoing costs of our borrowing and financing activities.

 

Pension settlement charge – The settlement charge (see note (e)) is largely the result of the rising interest rate environment in 2022 and the impact of higher interest rates on lump sum pension benefits that affected employee retirement decisions. Therefore, the settlement charge is not indicative of the ongoing costs associated with our pension plans.

 

Foreign withholding tax – The deferred income tax expense associated with the recognition of a deferred tax liability for foreign withholding tax (see note (f)) is the result of a change in the three months and year ended December 31, 2022 in the manner in which cash generated by the company’s business in international jurisdictions is deployed in the U.S.

 

  • Adjusted earnings per common share – assuming dilution is defined as adjusted net income attributable to Valero Energy Corporation stockholders divided by the number of weighted-average shares outstanding in the applicable period, assuming dilution.

 

  • Refining margin is defined as Refining segment operating income excluding the modification of RVO adjustment (see note (a)), operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense), depreciation and amortization expense, and other operating expenses. We believe Refining margin is an important measure of our Refining segment’s operating and financial performance as it is the most comparable measure to the industry’s market reference product margins, which are used by industry analysts, investors, and others to evaluate our performance.
 
  • Renewable Diesel margin is defined as Renewable Diesel segment operating income excluding operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense) and depreciation and amortization expense. We believe Renewable Diesel margin is an important measure of our Renewable Diesel segment’s operating and financial performance as it is the most comparable measure to the industry’s market reference product margins, which are used by industry analysts, investors, and others to evaluate our performance.

 

  • Ethanol margin is defined as Ethanol segment operating income excluding operating expenses (excluding depreciation and amortization expense), depreciation and amortization expense, the asset impairment loss (see note (c)), and other operating expenses. We believe Ethanol margin is an important measure of our Ethanol segment’s operating and financial performance as it is the most comparable measure to the industry’s market reference product margins, which are used by industry analysts, investors, and others to evaluate our performance.

 

  • Adjusted Refining operating income is defined as Refining segment operating income excluding the modification of RVO adjustment (see note (a)) and other operating expenses. We believe adjusted Refining operating income is an important measure of our Refining segment’s operating and financial performance because it excludes items that are not indicative of that segment’s core operating performance.
 
  • Adjusted Ethanol operating income is defined as Ethanol segment operating income excluding the gain on sale of ethanol plant (see note (b)), the asset impairment loss (see note (c)), and other operating expenses. We believe adjusted Ethanol operating income is an important measure of our Ethanol segment’s operating and financial performance because it excludes items that are not indicative of that segment’s core operating performance.
 
  • Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities is defined as net cash provided by operating activities excluding the items noted below. We believe adjusted net cash provided by operating activities is an important measure of our ongoing financial performance to better assess our ability to generate cash to fund our investing and financing activities. The basis for our belief with respect to each excluded item is provided below.

 

Changes in current assets and current liabilities – Current assets net of current liabilities represents our operating liquidity. We believe that the change in our operating liquidity from period to period does not represent cash generated by our operations that is available to fund our investing and financing activities.

 

DGD’s adjusted net cash provided by operating activities attributable to the other joint venture member’s ownership interest in DGD – We are a 50 percent joint venture member in DGD and we consolidate DGD’s financial statements. Our Renewable Diesel segment includes the operations of DGD and the associated activities to market its products. Because we consolidate DGD’s financial statements, all of DGD’s net cash provided by operating activities (or operating cash flow) is included in our consolidated net cash provided by operating activities.

 

DGD’s members use DGD’s operating cash flow (excluding changes in its current assets and current liabilities) to fund its capital investments rather than distribute all of that cash to themselves. Nevertheless, DGD’s operating cash flow is effectively attributable to each member and only 50 percent of DGD’s operating cash flow should be attributed to our net cash provided by operating activities. Therefore, we have adjusted our net cash provided by operating activities for the portion of DGD’s operating cash flow attributable to the other joint venture member’s ownership interest because we believe that it more accurately reflects the operating cash flow available to us to fund our investing and financing activities. The adjustment is calculated as follows (in millions):

Three Months Ended

Year Ended

 

 

December 31,

 

December 31,

 

 

2023

 

2022

 

2023

 

2022

DGD operating cash flow data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash provided by operating activities

 

$

50

 

 

$

 

 

$

537

 

 

$

661

 

Exclude: Changes in current assets and current liabilities

 

 

(80

)

 

 

(283

)

 

 

(488

)

 

 

(210

)

Adjusted net cash provided by operating activities

 

 

130

 

 

 

283

 

 

 

1,025

 

 

 

871

 

Other joint venture member’s ownership interest

 

 

50

%

 

 

50

%

 

 

50

%

 

 

50

%

DGD’s adjusted net cash provided by operating activities attributable to the other joint venture member’s ownership interest in DGD

 

$

65

 

 

$

142

 

 

$

512

 

 

$

436

 

   
  • Capital investments attributable to Valero is defined as all capital expenditures and deferred turnaround and catalyst cost expenditures presented in our consolidated statements of cash flows, excluding the portion of DGD’s capital investments attributable to the other joint venture member and all of the capital expenditures of VIEs other than DGD.
 
   

DGD’s members use DGD’s operating cash flow (excluding changes in its current assets and current liabilities) to fund its capital investments rather than distribute all of that cash to themselves. Because DGD’s operating cash flow is effectively attributable to each member, only 50 percent of DGD’s capital investments should be attributed to our net share of total capital investments. We also exclude the capital expenditures of other VIEs that we consolidate because we do not operate those VIEs. We believe capital investments attributable to Valero is an important measure because it more accurately reflects our capital investments.