Finance - Buybacks
The company expects to fully fund this year’s $3 billion program, as well as its dividend and capex, with cash from operations.
Peter Coleman, who was speaking at the World Gas Conference in Washington, said the project’s ability to provide Woodside with an adequate return is “very challenged.”
Hess said the new buyback program was in addition to the $500 million plan the company had announced in late 2017.
Chevron also revised its three-year annual capital spending plan to $18 billion to $20 billion and said it was looking to resume share buybacks.
QEP Resources Inc. (NYSE: QEP) said on Nov. 6 it has priced an offering of $500 million aggregate principal amount of senior notes due 2026.
BP Plc (NYSE: BP) will become the first major European oil and gas company to resume share buybacks since the 2014 price slump, a sign years of austerity have paid off.
The bonds, which include notes maturing in Jan. 2019, March 2019, April 2019, Jan. 2020 and March 2020, have almost $10 billion outstanding worth of securities, Reuters reported.
Scotia Capital Inc. is the sole dealer manager and solicitation agent. Kingsdale Shareholder Services is the information agent and Computershare Investor Services Inc. is the depositary.
The tenders will be funded through the net proceeds from previously completed asset sales and financing transactions, and will reduce outstanding debt.
The consent solicitation will expire on August 9 and the tender offer will expire on Aug. 23.
Credit Suisse Securities (USA) LLC and Mitsubishi UFJ Securities (USA) Inc. are the lead dealer managers, and D.F. King & Co. Inc. is retained as the tender agent and information agent.