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BP Posts Q4 Net Loss; Declares Dividend (BP)

Before Tuesday’s opening bell, oil and gas company BP (BP ) reported a fourth quarter net loss due to the decline in commodity prices.

BP's Earnings in Brief

  • BP reported a net loss of $4.407 billion, compared to net income of $1.042 a year ago.
  • The loss per ADS was $1.45, compared to earnings per ADS of 33 cents last year.
  • Revenue totaled $75.096 billion, down from $95.096 billion last year.

CEO Commentary

BP’s CEO Bob Dudley commented: “We have now entered a new and challenging phase of low oil prices through the near and medium term. Our focus must now be on resetting BP.”

BP's Dividend

The company declared a 60 cent per ADS dividend to be paid on March 27.

According to BP’s CEO: “Every time the price of oil drops, the cost structure also drops, so we may still be able to sustain a dividend for long time even at low prices.”

Stock Performance

Shares of BP were up 57 cents, or 1.43%, during pre-market trading Tuesday. The stock is up 4.56% YTD.

BP Dividend Snapshot

As of market close on February 2, 2015

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The Bottom Line

BP (BP ) is not recommended at this time, holding a DARS™ Rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars.

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