Monday, January 29, 2007

Canadian Oil Sands Q4 profit falls 26%

Canadian Press

CALGARY — Canadian Oil Sands Trust said its profit fell to $128 million in the fourth quarter, down from $174 million in the year-earlier period, as its bottom line was hit by higher Crown royalties, higher operating expenses, and higher foreign exchange losses.

Profit amounted to 27 cents per unit, in the fourth quarter of 2006, down from 38 cents per unit, Canadian Oil Sands announced Monday after markets closed. The trust is the largest partner in the Syncrude oil sands project.

Cash from operating activities increased to $412 million, or 88 cents per unit, in the fourth quarter of 2006, up from $281 million or 61 cents per unit for the fourth quarter of 2005.

For the full year ended Dec. 31, net income was $834 million, or $1.78 per diluted unit. That compares with 2005 net income of $831 million, or $1.80 per unit diluted. Cash from operating for 2006 was $1.14 billion, up from $949 million or $2.07 per trust unit.

Canadian Oil Sands units closed Monday at $30.79, up 35 cents or 1.15 per cent on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Full Article.

3 comments:

wg2c said...

What does it mean for continuing Oil Sands profitability, especially in context of both the Conservatives and Liberals "going green" and current fear that global warming is much further along than we have thus far believed?

Uncertain Buyer said...

There is a theory out there that the US is going to take out Iran by driving the price of oil down. This will break their economy, unfortunately Canada will feel the pain as well........Mind you it does sound a little far fetched.

The enviromental standards that will come down the from the Canadian government will definitely eat into profits.

wg2c said...

the US is going to take out Iran by driving the price of oil down

I read something about this last night, can't remember where, where the Saudis are the good guys who make Iran toe the line.

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