Markets & Finance

Financial Review: First-quarter 2015

Release date: July 20, 2015
Next release date: September 2015


  • This analysis focuses on the financial and operating trends of 99 oil and natural gas companies ((called the energy companies).
  • The data come from public financial statements each company submits to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which a data service (Evaluate Energy) aggregates for ease of data analysis.
  • For consistency, companies that were later acquired by another company in the group after first-quarter 2010 were kept in the prior year data.
  • Several charts compare these upstream companies and the U.S. manufacturing industry, published in U.S. Census Bureau's Quarterly Financial Report.
  • Totals shown on an annualized basis are the sum of the four quarters ending for that time period. The purpose of this method is to smooth volatility and seasonality.

Distribution of energy companies by type

See entire Q1 Review