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IMO Imperial Oil

Filed: 4 Aug 21, 2:12pm
FORM
10-Q
UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
[
]
    
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended June 30, 2021
OR
[
    
]
    TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(D)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from --- to ---
Commission file number
0-12014
IMPERIAL OIL LIMITED
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
 
CANADA
    
98-0017682
 
(State or other jurisdiction
of incorporation or organization)
    (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
 
505 Quarry Park Boulevard S.E. Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    
T2C 5N1
 (Address of principal executive offices)    (Postal Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:
1-800-567-3776
 
 
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
 
Title of each class  Trading symbol  
Name of each exchange on
which registered
None     None
The registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
  YES  
  
  
  NO  
        
The registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation
S-T
during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).
  YES  
  
  
  NO  
        
The registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a
non-accelerated
filer, smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definition of “large accelerated filer”, “accelerated filer”, “smaller reporting company” and “emerging growth company” in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act of 1934.
 
Large accelerated filer 
  
  
  Smaller reporting company          
Non-accelerated filer           Emerging growth company                              
Accelerated filer             
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.
        
The registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule
12b-2
of the Exchange Act of 1934).
  YES  
        
  NO  
  
  
The number of common shares outstanding, as of June 30, 2021 was 704,578,328.

IMPERIAL OIL LIMITED
 
 
 
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In this report all dollar amounts are expressed in Canadian dollars unless otherwise stated. This report should be read in conjunction with the company’s annual report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2020. Note that numbers may not add due to rounding.
The term “project” as used in this report can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.
In this report, unless the context otherwise indicates, reference to “the company” or “Imperial” includes Imperial Oil Limited and its subsidiaries.
 
 
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PART I. FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Financial statements
Consolidated statement of income (U.S. GAAP, unaudited)
 
       Second Quarter  
    Six Months
    to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
   2020  
2021
   2020 
Revenues and other income
                   
Revenues
(a)
  
 
8,007
 
   3,666  
 
14,999
 
   10,330 
Investment and other income
(note 3)
  
 
40
 
   44  
 
46
 
   70 
Total revenues and other income
  
 
8,047
 
   3,710  
 
15,045
 
   10,400 
     
Expenses
                   
Exploration
  
 
2
 
   3  
 
4
 
   4 
Purchases of crude oil and products
(b) (note 11)
  
 
4,867
 
   2,115  
 
8,754
 
   6,341 
Production and manufacturing
(c)
  
 
1,569
 
   1,273  
 
3,054
 
   2,852 
Selling and general
(c)
  
 
200
 
   183  
 
389
 
   349 
Federal excise tax and fuel charge
  
 
465
 
   369  
 
869
 
   820 
Depreciation and depletion
(note 11)
  
 
450
 
   413  
 
944
 
   886 
Non-service
pension and postretirement benefit
  
 
10
 
   30  
 
21
 
   60 
Financing
(d) (note 5)
  
 
13
 
   17  
 
27
 
   36 
Total expenses
  
 
7,576
 
   4,403  
 
14,062
 
   11,348 
     
Income (loss) before income taxes
  
 
471
 
   (693 
 
983
 
   (948
     
Income taxes
  
 
105
 
   (167 
 
225
 
   (234
     
Net income (loss)
  
 
366
 
   (526 
 
758
 
   (714
  
Per share information
(Canadian dollars)
 
     
     
Net income (loss) per common share - basic
(note 9)
  
 
0.51
 
   (0.72 
 
1.04
 
   (0.97
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted
(note 9)
  
 
0.50
 
   (0.72 
 
1.04
 
   (0.97
(a)  Amounts from related parties included in revenues.
  
 
1,405
 
   747  
 
2,913
 
   2,483 
     
(b)  Amounts to related parties included in purchases of crude oil and products.
  
 
666
 
   396  
 
1,181
 
   1,135 
     
(c)   Amounts to related parties included in production and manufacturing, and selling and general expenses.
  
 
106
 
   138  
 
222
 
   321 
     
(d)  Amounts to related parties included in financing, (note 5).
  
 
10
 
   14  
 
21
 
   38 
The information in the notes to consolidated financial statements is an integral part of these statements.
 
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Consolidated statement of comprehensive income (U.S. GAAP, unaudited)
 
         Second Quarter  Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
   2020  
2021
   2020 
Net income (loss)
  
 
366
 
   (526 
 
758
 
   (714
     
Other comprehensive income (loss), net of income taxes
                   
Postretirement benefits liability adjustment (excluding amortization)
  
 
0-
 
   0-  
 
54
 
   (114
Amortization of postretirement benefits liability adjustment included in net periodic benefit costs
  
 
33
 
   34  
 
66
 
   68 
Total other comprehensive income (loss)
  
 
33
 
   34  
 
120
 
   (46
                    
Comprehensive income (loss)
  
 
399
 
   (492 
 
878
 
   (760
The information in the notes to consolidated financial statements is an integral part of these statements.
 
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Consolidated balance sheet (U.S. GAAP, unaudited)
 
   As at
June 30
  As at
Dec 31
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020 
Assets
         
Current assets
         
Cash
  
 
776
 
  771 
Accounts receivable - net
(a)
  
 
3,163
 
  1,919 
Inventories of crude oil and products
  
 
1,213
 
  1,161 
Materials, supplies and prepaid expenses
  
 
722
 
  673 
Total current assets
  
 
5,874
 
  4,524 
Investments and long-term receivables
(b)
  
 
748
 
  781 
Property, plant and equipment,
  
 
56,257
 
  55,771 
less accumulated depreciation and depletion
  
 
(24,664
  (23,737
Property, plant and equipment, net
  
 
31,593
 
  32,034 
Goodwill
(note 11)
  
 
166
 
  166 
Other assets, including intangibles - net
  
 
558
 
  526 
Total assets
  
 
38,939
 
  38,031 
   
Liabilities
         
Current liabilities
         
Notes and loans payable
(c)
  
 
197
 
  227 
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
(a) (note 7)
  
 
4,411
 
  3,153 
Income taxes payable
  
 
42
 
  0- 
Total current liabilities
  
 
4,650
 
  3,380 
Long-term debt
(d) (note 6)
  
 
5,065
 
  4,957 
Other long-term obligations
(note 7)
  
 
4,061
 
  4,100 
Deferred income tax liabilities
  
 
4,394
 
  4,176 
Total liabilities
  
 
18,170
 
  16,613 
   
Shareholders’ equity
         
Common shares at stated value
(e) (note 9)
  
 
1,302
 
  1,357 
Earnings reinvested
  
 
21,336
 
  22,050 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(note 10)
  
 
(1,869
  (1,989
Total shareholders’ equity
  
 
20,769
 
  21,418 
   
Total liabilities and shareholders’ equity
  
 
38,939
 
  38,031 
(a)
Accounts receivable - net included net amounts receivable from related parties of $582 million (2020 - $384 million).
(b)
Investments and long-term receivables included amounts from related parties of $301 million (2020 - $313 million).
(c)
Notes and loans payable included amounts to related parties of $75 million (2020 - $111 million).
(d)
Long-term debt included amounts to related parties of $4,447 million (2020 - $4,447 million).
(e)
Number of common shares authorized and outstanding were 1,100 million and 705 million, respectively (2020 - 1,100 million and 734 million, respectively).
The information in the notes to consolidated financial statements is an integral part of these statements.
 
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Consolidated statement of shareholders’ equity (U.S. GAAP, unaudited)
 
     Second Quarter  
    Six Months
    to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020  
2021
  2020 
Common shares at stated value
(note 9)
                 
At beginning of period
  
 
1,357
 
  1,357  
 
1,357
 
  1,375 
Share purchases at stated value
  
 
(55
  0-  
 
(55
  (18
At end of period
  
 
1,302
 
  1,357  
 
1,302
 
  1,357 
     
Earnings reinvested
                 
At beginning of period
  
 
22,281
 
  24,204  
 
22,050
 
  24,812 
Net income (loss) for the period
  
 
366
 
  (526 
 
758
 
  (714
Share purchases in excess of stated value
  
 
(1,116
  0-  
 
(1,116
  (256
Dividends declared
  
 
(195
  (162 
 
(356
  (324
Cumulative effect of accounting change
  
 
0-
 
  -  
 
0-
 
  (2
At end of period
  
 
21,336
 
  23,516  
 
21,336
 
  23,516 
     
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
(note 10)
                 
At beginning of period
  
 
(1,902
  (1,991 
 
(1,989
  (1,911
Other comprehensive income (loss)
  
 
33
 
  34  
 
120
 
  (46
At end of period
  
 
(1,869
  (1,957 
 
(1,869
  (1,957
     
Shareholders’ equity at end of period
  
 
20,769
 
  22,916  
 
20,769
 
  22,916 
The information in the notes to consolidated financial statements is an integral part of these statements.
 
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Consolidated statement of cash flows (U.S. GAAP, unaudited)
 
Inflow (
o
utflow)
    Second Quarter  
    Six Months
    to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020  
2021
  2020 
Operating activities
                 
Net income (loss)
  
 
366
 
  (526 
 
758
 
  (714
Adjustments for
non-cash
items:
                 
Depreciation and depletion
  
 
450
 
  413  
 
944
 
  866 
Impairment of intangible assets
(note 11)
  
 
0-
 
  0-  
 
-
 
  20 
(Gain) loss on asset sales
(note 3)
  
 
(24
  (10 
 
(27
  (17
Inventory write-down to current market value
(note 11)
  
 
0-
 
  (281 
 
0-
 
  0- 
Deferred income taxes and other
  
 
76
 
  (242 
 
136
 
  (199
Changes in operating assets and liabilities:
                 
Accounts receivable
  
 
(775
  (310 
 
(1,244
  833 
Inventories, materials, supplies and prepaid expenses
  
 
58
 
  117  
 
(101
  (82
Income taxes payable
  
 
21
 
  (2 
 
42
 
  (106
Accounts payable and accrued liabilities
  
 
655
 
  (46 
 
1,239
 
  (1,074
All other items - net
(b)
  
 
25
 
  71  
 
150
 
  80 
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities
  
 
852
 
  (816 
 
1,897
 
  (393
     
Investing activities
                 
Additions to property, plant and equipment
  
 
(241
  (205 
 
(408
  (515
Proceeds from asset sales
(note 3)
  
 
35
 
  40  
 
42
 
  49 
Loans to equity companies - net
  
 
(1
  (7 
 
12
 
  (14
Cash flows from (used in) investing activities
  
 
(207
  (172 
 
(354
  (480
     
Financing activities
                 
Short-term debt - net
  
 
0
 
  0  
 
(36
  0 
Reduction in finance lease obligations
(note 6)
  
 
(4
  (5 
 
(8
  (12
Dividends paid
  
 
(161
  (162 
 
(323
  (326
Common shares purchased
(note 9)
  
 
(1,171
  0  
 
(1,171
  (274
Cash flows from (used in) financing activities
  
 
(1,336
  (167 
 
(1,538
  (612
     
Increase (decrease) in cash
  
 
(691
  (1,155 
 
5
 
  (1,485
Cash at beginning of period
  
 
1,467
 
  1,388  
 
771
 
  1,718 
Cash at end of period
(a)
  
 
776
 
  233  
 
776
 
  233 
(a)  Cash is composed of cash in bank and cash equivalents at cost. Cash equivalents are all highly liquid securities with maturity of three months or less when purchased.
(b)  Included contributions to registered pension plans.
  
 
(42
)   
  (41)    
 
(70
  (100
Income taxes (paid) refunded.
  
 
27
 
  1  
 
28
 
  (152
Interest (paid), net of capitalization.
  
 
(14
)   
  (17)    
 
(27
  (36
The information in the notes to consolidated financial statements is an integral part of these statements.
 
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Notes to consolidated financial statements (unaudited)
1.  Basis of financial statement preparation
These unaudited consolidated financial statements have been prepared in accordance with United States Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and follow the same accounting policies and methods of computation as, and should be read in conjunction with, the most recent annual consolidated financial statements filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the company’s 2020 annual report on Form
10-K.
In the opinion of the company, the information furnished herein reflects all known accruals and adjustments necessary for a fair statement of the results for the periods reported herein. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature.
The company’s exploration and production activities are accounted for under the “successful efforts” method.
The results for the six months ended June 30, 2021, are not necessarily indicative of the operations to be expected for the full year.
All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless otherwise indicated.
 
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2.  Business segments
 
Second Quarter  Upstream           Downstream         Chemical          
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020 
Revenues and other income
                  
Revenues
(a)
  
2,616 
  908   
5,015 
  2,587   
376 
  171 
Intersegment sales
  
1,312 
  262   
788 
  124   
79 
  27 
Investment and other income
(note 3)
  
  10   
28 
  27   
  
   
3,934 
  1,180   
5,831 
  2,738   
456 
  199 
Expenses
                  
Exploration
  
    
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0- 
Purchases of crude oil and products
(note 11)
  
2,044 
  512   
4,760 
  1,896   
240 
  119 
Production and manufacturing
  
1,166 
  884   
357 
  343   
46 
  46 
Selling and general
  
0- 
  0-   
142 
  135   
22 
  21 
Federal excise tax and fuel charge
  
0- 
  0-   
465 
  369   
0- 
  0- 
Depreciation and depletion
(note 11)
  
399 
  363   
39 
  40   
  
Non-service
pension and postretirement benefit
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0- 
Financing
(note 5)
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0- 
Total expenses
  
3,611 
  1,762   
5,763 
  2,783   
313 
  190 
Income (loss) before income taxes
  
323 
  (582)  
68 
  (45)  
143 
  
Income taxes
  
76 
  (138)  
  (13)  
34 
  
Net income (loss)
  
247 
  (444)  
60 
  (32)  
109 
  
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities
  
595 
  (968)  
136 
  88   
111 
  46 
Capital and exploration expenditures
(b)
  
130 
  145   
120 
  51   
  
    
Second Quarter  Corporate and other   Eliminations         Consolidated       
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020 
Revenues and other income
                  
Revenues
(a)
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
8,007 
  3,666 
Intersegment sales
  
0- 
  0-   
(2,179)
  (413)  
0- 
  0- 
Investment and other income
(note 3)
  
    
0- 
  0-   
40 
  44 
   
    
(2,179)
  (413)  
8,047 
  3,710 
Expenses
                  
Exploration
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
  
Purchases of crude oil and products
(note 11)
  
0- 
  0-   
(2,177)
  (412)  
4,867 
  2,115 
Production and manufacturing
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
1,569 
  1,273 
Selling and general
  
38 
  28   
(2)
  (1)   
200 
  183 
Federal excise tax and fuel charge
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
465 
  369 
Depreciation and depletion
(note 11)
  
    
0- 
  0-   
450 
  413 
Non-service
pension and postretirement benefit
  
10 
  30   
0- 
  0-   
10 
  30 
Financing
(note 5)
  
13 
  17   
0- 
  0-   
13 
  17 
Total expenses
  
68 
  81   
(2,179)
  (413)  
7,576 
  4,403 
Income (loss) before income taxes
  
(63)
  (75)  
0- 
  0-   
471 
  (693)
Income taxes
  
(13)
  (18)  
0- 
  0-   
105 
  (167)
Net income (loss)
  
(50)
  (57)  
0- 
  0-   
366 
  (526)
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities
  
10 
    
0- 
  17   
852 
  (816)
Capital and exploration expenditures
(b)
  
    
0- 
  0-   
259 
  207 
 
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(a)
Included export sales to the United States of $1,544 million (2020 - $739 million). Export sales to the United States were recorded in all operating segments, with the largest effects in the Upstream segment.
(b)
Capital and exploration expenditures (CAPEX) include exploration expenses, additions to property, plant and equipment, additions to finance leases, additional investments and acquisitions. CAPEX excludes the purchase of carbon emission credits.
 
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Six Months to June 30  Upstream           Downstream         Chemical          
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020 
Revenues and other income
                  
Revenues
(a)
  
4,758 
  2,560   
9,542 
  7,383   
699 
  387 
Intersegment sales
  
2,663 
  984   
1,561 
  692   
132 
  71 
Investment and other income
(note 3)
  
  10   
33 
  42   
  
   
7,427 
  3,554   
11,136 
  8,117   
832 
  459 
Expenses
                  
Exploration
  
    
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0- 
Purchases of crude oil and products
(note 11)
  
3,878 
  2,162   
8,780 
  5,665   
449 
  259 
Production and manufacturing
  
2,275 
  1,992   
683 
  751   
96 
  109 
Selling and general
  
0- 
  0-   
275 
  316   
47 
  46 
Federal excise tax and fuel charge
  
0- 
  0-   
869 
  820   
0- 
  0- 
Depreciation and depletion
(note 11)
  
844 
  780   
78 
  86   
  
Non-service
pension and postretirement benefit
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0- 
Financing
(note 5)
  
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0- 
Total expenses
  
7,002 
  4,938   
10,685 
  7,638   
601 
  422 
Income (loss) before income taxes
  
425 
  (1,384)   
451 
  479   
231 
  37 
Income tax expense (benefit)
  
99 
  (332)   
99 
  109   
55 
  
Net income (loss)
  
326 
  (1,052)   
352 
  370   
176 
  28 
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities
  
1,126 
  (504)   
598 
  110   
173 
  43 
Capital and exploration expenditures
(b)
  
215 
  376   
188 
  127   
  11 
Total assets as at June
 30
(note 11)
  
31,931 
  33,591   
5,352 
  4,683   
481 
  404 
    
Six Months to June 30  Corporate and other   Eliminations         Consolidated       
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020   
2021 
  2020 
Revenues and other income
                  
Revenues
(a)
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
14,999 
  10,330 
Intersegment sales
  
0- 
  0-   
(4,356)
  (1,747)  
0- 
  0- 
Investment and other income
(note 3)
  
  17   
0- 
  0-   
46 
  70 
   
  17   
(4,356)
  (1,747)  
15,045 
  10,400 
Expenses
                  
Exploration
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
  
Purchases of crude oil and products
(note 11)
  
0- 
  0-   
(4,353)
  (1,745)  
8,754
  6,341
Production and manufacturing
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
3,054 
  2,852 
Selling and general
  
70 
  (11)  
(3)
  (2)  
389 
  349 
Federal excise tax and fuel charge
  
0- 
  0-   
0- 
  0-   
869 
  820 
Depreciation and depletion
(note 11)
  
13 
  12   
0- 
  0-   
944 
  886 
Non-service
pension and postretirement benefit
  
21 
  60   
0- 
  0-   
21 
  60 
Financing
(note 5)
  
26 
  36   
0- 
  0-   
27 
  36 
Total expenses
  
130 
  97   
(4,356)
  (1,747)  
14,062 
  11,348 
Income (loss) before income taxes
  
(124)
  (80)  
0- 
  0-   
983 
  (948)
Income tax expense (benefit)
  
(28)
  (20)  
    
225 
  (234)
Net income (loss)
  
(96)
  (60)  
0- 
  0-   
758 
  (714)
Cash flows from (used in) operating activities
  
0- 
  (42)  
0- 
  0-   
1,897 
  (393)
Capital and exploration expenditures
(b)
  
15 
  24   
0- 
  0-   
422 
  538 
Total assets as at June
 30
(note 11)
  
1,606 
  1,088   
(431)
  (266)  
38,939 
  39,500 
 
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(a)
Included export sales to the United States of $3,113 million (2020 - $2,112 million). Export sales to the United States were recorded in all operating segments, with the largest effects in the Upstream segment.
(b)
Capital and exploration expenditures (CAPEX) include exploration expenses, additions to property, plant and equipment, additions to finance leases, additional investments and acquisitions. CAPEX excludes the purchase of carbon emission credits.
 
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3.  Investment and other income
Investment and other income included gains and losses on asset sales as follows:
 
        Second Quarter   Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
   2020   
2021
   2020 
Proceeds from asset sales
  
 
35
 
   40   
 
42
 
   49 
Book value of asset sales
  
 
11
 
   30   
 
15
 
   32 
Gain (loss) on asset sales, before tax
  
 
24
 
   10   
 
27
 
   17 
Gain (loss) on asset sales, after tax
  
 
22
 
   9   
 
24
 
   15 
4.  Employee retirement benefits
The components of net benefit cost were as follows:
 
        Second Quarter  Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020  
2021
  2020 
Pension benefits:
                 
Current service cost
  
 
81
 
  77  
 
162
 
  153 
Interest cost
  
 
68
 
  77  
 
136
 
  154 
Expected return on plan assets
  
 
(107
  (98 
 
(214
  (196
Amortization of prior service cost
  
 
4
 
  3  
 
8
 
  7 
Amortization of actuarial loss (gain)
  
 
36
 
  39  
 
72
 
  77 
Net periodic benefit cost
  
 
82
 
  98  
 
164
 
  195 
     
Other postretirement benefits:
                 
Current service cost
  
 
7
 
  6  
 
14
 
  12 
Interest cost
  
 
5
 
  6  
 
11
 
  12 
Amortization of actuarial loss (gain)
  
 
4
 
  3  
 
8
 
  6 
Net periodic benefit cost
  
 
16
 
  15  
 
33
 
  30 
5.  Financing costs
 
        Second Quarter  Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020  
2021
  2020 
Debt-related interest
  
 
20
 
  26  
 
41
 
  60 
Capitalized interest
  
 
(7
  (9 
 
(15
  (24
Net interest expense
  
 
13
 
  17  
 
26
 
  36 
Other interest
  
 
0
 
  0  
 
1
 
  0 
Total financing
  
 
13
 
  17  
 
27
 
  36 
In May 2021, the company extended the maturity date of two of its existing committed short-term lines of credit to May 2023, totalling $750 million. In June 2021, the company extended the maturity date of one of its existing $300 million committed short-term lines of credit to June 2022. The company has not drawn on any of its $1,300 million of available credit facilities.
 
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6.  Long-term debt
 
millions of Canadian dollars  As at
June 30
2021
   As at
Dec 31
2020
 
Long-term debt
  
4,447
   4,447 
Finance leases
  
 
618
 
   510 
Total long-term debt
  
 
5,065
 
   4,957 
7.  Other long-term obligations
 
millions of Canadian dollars  As at
June 30
2021
   As at
Dec 31
2020
 
Employee retirement benefits
(a)
  
 
2,023
 
   2,105 
Asset retirement obligations and other environmental liabilities
(b)
  
 
1,699
 
   1,676 
Share-based incentive compensation liabilities
  
 
84
 
   45 
Operating lease liability
(c)
  
 
96
 
   95 
Other obligations
  
 
159
 
   179 
Total other long-term obligations
  
 
4,061
 
   4,100 
(a)
Total recorded employee retirement benefits obligations also included $58 million in current liabilities (2020 - $58 million).
(b)
Total asset retirement obligations and other environmental liabilities also included $100 million in current liabilities (2020 - $100 million).
(c)
Total operating lease liability also included $82 million in current liabilities (2020 - $97 million). In addition to the total operating lease liability, additional undiscounted commitments for leases not yet commenced totalled $4 million (2020 - $27 million).
 
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8.  Financial and derivative instruments
Financial instruments
The fair value of the company’s financial instruments is determined by reference to various market data and other appropriate valuation techniques. There are no material differences between the fair value of the company’s financial instruments and the recorded carrying value. At June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, the fair value of long-term debt ($4,447 million, excluding finance lease obligations) was primarily a level 2 measurement.
Derivative instruments
The company’s size, strong capital structure and the complementary nature of the Upstream, Downstream and Chemical businesses reduce the company’s enterprise-wide risk from changes in commodity prices and currency exchange rates. In addition, the company uses commodity-based contracts, including derivative instruments to manage commodity price risk. The company does not designate derivative instruments as a hedge for hedge accounting purposes.
Credit risk associated with the company’s derivative position is mitigated by several factors, including the use of derivative clearing exchanges and the quality of and financial limits placed on derivative counterparties. The company maintains a system of controls that includes the authorization, reporting and monitoring of derivative activity.
The net notional long/(short) position of derivative instruments was:
 
(thousands of barrels)  As at
June 30
2021
  As at
Dec 31
2020
 
Crude
  
 
(710
  (800
Products
  
 
(160
  (390
Realized and unrealized gain or (loss) on derivative instruments recognized in the Consolidated statement of income is included in the following lines on a
before-tax
basis:
 
         Second Quarter  Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020  
2021
  2020 
Revenues
  
 
(9
  (9 
 
(9
  (8
Purchases of crude oil and products
  
 
(19
  (52 
 
(33
  (18
Total
  
 
(28
  (61 
 
(42
  (26
 
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The estimated fair value of derivative instruments, and the related hierarchy level for the fair value measurement is as follows:
 
millions of Canadian dollars 
At June 30, 2021 
   Fair value   Effect of
counterparty
netting
  Effect of
collateral
netting
  Net
carrying
value
 
    Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
Assets
                                 
Derivative assets
(a)
  
 
6
 
  
 
0-
 
  
 
0-
 
  
 
6
 
  
 
(6
 
 
0-
 
 
 
-
 
        
Liabilities
                                 
Derivative liabilities
(b)
  
 
8
 
  
 
0-
 
  
 
0-
 
  
 
8
 
  
 
(6
 
 
(2
 
 
-
 
(a)
Included in the Consolidated balance sheet line: “Materials, supplies and prepaid expenses”.
(b)
Included in the Consolidated balance sheet line: “Accounts payable and accrued liabilities”.
 
millions of Canadian dollars 
At December 31, 2020 
   Fair value   Effect of
counterparty
netting
  Effect of
collateral
netting
  Net
carrying
value
 
    Level 1   Level 2   Level 3   Total 
Assets
                                 
Derivative assets
(a)
   2    0-    0-    2    (2  0-   - 
        
Liabilities
                                 
Derivative liabilities
(b)
   12    0-    0-    12    (2  (10  - 
(a)
Included in the Consolidated balance sheet line: “Materials, supplies and prepaid expenses”.
(b)
Included in the Consolidated balance sheet line: “Accounts payable and accrued liabilities”.
At June 30, 2021 and December 31, 2020, respectively, the company had $8 million and $5 million of collateral under a master netting arrangement not offset against the derivatives on the Consolidated balance sheet in “Accounts receivable - net”, primarily related to initial margin requirements.
 
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9.  Common shares
 
thousands of shares  As of
June 30
2021
   As of
Dec 31
2020
 
Authorized
  
 
1,100,000
 
   1,100,000 
Common shares outstanding
  
 
704,578
 
   734,077 
The
12-month
limited normal course issuer bid program that was in place throughout the second quarter of 2021 came into effect on June 29, 2020 and was amended on April 30, 2021. The program enabled the company to purchase up to a maximum of 29,363,070 common shares (4 percent of the total shares on June 15, 2020), which included shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid and from Exxon Mobil Corporation concurrent with, but outside of the normal course issuer bid. Exxon Mobil Corporation participated to maintain its ownership percentage at approximately 69.6 percent.
The current
12-month
normal course issuer bid program came into effect June 29, 2021, under which Imperial will continue its existing share purchase program. The program enables the company to purchase up to a maximum of 35,583,671 common shares (5 percent of the total shares on June 15, 2021) which includes shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid and from Exxon Mobil Corporation concurrent with, but outside of the normal course issuer bid. As in the past, Exxon Mobil Corporation has advised the company that it intends to participate to maintain its ownership percentage at approximately 69.6 percent.
The excess of the purchase cost over the stated value of shares purchased has been recorded as a distribution of earnings reinvested.
The company’s common share activities are summarized below:
     Thousands of
shares
  Millions of
dollars
 
Balance as at December 31, 2019
   743,902   1,375 
Issued under employee share-based awards
   7   0- 
Purchases at stated value
   (9,832  (18
Balance as at December 31, 2020
   734,077   1,357 
Issued under employee share-based awards
   0-   0- 
Purchases at stated value
  
 
(29,499
 
 
(55
Balance as at June 30, 2021
  
 
704,578
 
 
 
1,302
 
The following table provides the calculation of basic and diluted earnings per common share and the dividends declared by the company on its outstanding common shares:
       Second Quarter  Six Months
to June 30
 
    
2021
   2020  
2021
   2020 
Net income (loss) per common share - basic
                   
Net income (loss)
(millions of Canadian dollars)
  
 
366
 
   (526 
 
758
 
   (714
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
(millions of shares)
  
 
724.1
 
   734.1  
 
729.1
 
   736.5 
Net income (loss) per common share
(dollars)
  
 
0.51
 
   (0.72 
 
1.04
 
   (0.97
     
Net income (loss) per common share - diluted
                   
Net income (loss)
(millions of Canadian dollars)
  
 
366
 
   (526 
 
758
 
   (714
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding
(millions of shares)
  
 
724.1
 
   734.1  
 
729.1
 
   736.5 
Effect of employee share-based awards
(millions of shares) (a)
  
 
1.7
 
   0-  
 
1.7
 
   0- 
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding, assuming dilution
(millions of shares)
  
 
725.8
 
   734.1  
 
730.8
 
   736.5 
Net income (loss) per common share
(dollars)
  
 
0.50
 
   (0.72 
 
1.04
 
   (0.97
     
Dividends per common share - declared
(dollars)
  
 
0.27
 
   0.22  
 
0.49
 
   0.44 
(a)
For Second Quarter 2020 and Six Months to June 30, 2020, the Net income (loss) per common share – diluted excludes the effect of 2.0 million employee share-based awards. Share-based awards have the potential to dilute basic earnings per share in the future.
 
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10.  Other comprehensive income (loss) information
Changes in accumulated other comprehensive income (loss):
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020 
Balance at January 1
  
 
(1,989
  (1,911
Postretirement benefits liability adjustment:
         
Current period change excluding amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
  
 
54
 
  (114
Amounts reclassified from accumulated other comprehensive income
  
 
66
 
  68 
Balance at June 30
  
 
(1,869
  (1,957
Amounts reclassified out of accumulated other comprehensive income (loss) -
before-tax
income (expense):
 
         Second Quarter  Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
  2020  
2021
  2020 
Amortization of postretirement benefits liability adjustment included in net periodic benefit cost
(a)
  
 
(44
  (45 
 
(88
  (90
(a)
This accumulated other comprehensive income component is included in the computation of net periodic benefit cost, (note 4).
Income tax expense (credit) for components of other comprehensive income (loss):
 
         Second Quarter   Six Months
to June 30
 
millions of Canadian dollars  
2021
   2020   
2021
   2020 
Postretirement benefits liability adjustments:
                    
Postretirement benefits liability adjustment (excluding amortization)
  
 
0-
 
   0-   
 
17
 
   (37
Amortization of postretirement benefits liability adjustment included in net periodic benefit cost
  
 
11
 
   11   
 
22
 
   22 
Total
  
 
11
 
   11   
 
39
 
   (15
11.  Miscellaneous financial information
At March 31, 2021, due to the termination of transportation services agreements related to a third-party pipeline project, the company recognized a liability of $62 million, previously reported as a contingent liability in Note 10 of Imperial’s Form
10-K.
In connection with the same project, commitments under “Other long-term purchase agreements” as reported in Imperial’s Form
10-K
decreased by approximately $2.9 billion. The majority of these commitments related to years 2026 and beyond.
In the first quarter of 2020, a
non-cash
charge of $281 million after tax (Upstream - $229 million; Downstream - $52 million) was recorded associated with the carrying value of crude oil inventory exceeding the current market value. In the second quarter of 2020, the first quarter’s temporary
non-cash
inventory charge was reversed.
In the first quarter of 2020, with the change in economic conditions and the reduction in the company’s market capitalization, the company assessed its goodwill balances for impairment and recognized a
non-cash
goodwill impairment charge of $20 million in the company’s Upstream segment. The goodwill impairment is reflected in “Depreciation and depletion” on the Consolidated statement of income and “Goodwill” on the Consolidated balance sheet. The remaining balance of goodwill is associated with the Downstream segment.
 
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Item 2.
Management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations
Operating results
In early 2020, the balance of supply and demand for petroleum and petrochemical products experienced two significant disruptive effects. On the demand side, the
COVID-19
pandemic spread rapidly through most areas of the world resulting in substantial reductions in consumer and business activity and significantly reduced demand for crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products. This reduction in demand coincided with announcements of increased production in certain key
oil-producing
countries which led to increases in inventory levels and sharp declines in prices for crude oil, natural gas, and petroleum products.
Through 2021, demand for petroleum and petrochemical products has continued to improve leading to stronger prices and margins across all segments. Some lingering effects of the weak 2020 business environment continued to have a negative impact on financial results in the first half of 2021 when compared to periods prior to the pandemic. The company continues to closely monitor industry and global economic conditions, including recovery from the
COVID-19
pandemic.
Second quarter 2021 vs. second quarter 2020
The company recorded net income of $366 million or $0.50 per share on a diluted basis in the second quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of $526 million or $0.72 per share in the same period of 2020. Second quarter 2020 results included a reversal of the
non-cash
inventory revaluation charge of $281 million recorded in the first quarter of 2020.
Upstream recorded net income of $247 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of $444 million in the same period of 2020. Improved results reflect higher realizations of about $1,100 million and higher volumes of about $280 million. These items were partially offset by the absence of the prior year reversal of the
non-cash
charge of $229 million related to the revaluation of the company’s inventory, higher operating expenses of about $230 million, higher royalties of about $200 million and unfavourable foreign exchange impacts of about $50 million.
West Texas Intermediate (WTI) averaged US$66.17 per barrel in the second quarter of 2021, up from US$27.83 per barrel in the same quarter of 2020. Western Canada Select (WCS) averaged US$54.64 per barrel and US$16.73 per barrel for the same periods. The WTI / WCS differential averaged approximately US$12 per barrel for the second quarter of 2021, up from around US$11 in the same period of 2020.
The Canadian dollar averaged US$0.81 in the second quarter of 2021, an increase of US$0.09 from the second quarter of 2020.
Imperial’s average Canadian dollar realizations for bitumen increased in the quarter, primarily due to an increase in WCS. Bitumen realizations averaged $57.26 per barrel in the second quarter of 2021, up from $12.82 per barrel in the second quarter of 2020. The company’s average Canadian dollar realizations for synthetic crude increased generally in line with WTI, adjusted for changes in exchange rates and transportation costs. Synthetic crude realizations averaged $80.80 per barrel in the second quarter of 2021, up from $32.20 per barrel in the same period of 2020.
Total gross production of Kearl bitumen averaged 255,000 barrels per day in the second quarter (181,000 barrels Imperial’s share), up from 190,000 barrels per day (135,000 barrels Imperial’s share) in the second quarter of 2020. Higher production was mainly due to the absence of prior year production balancing with market demands, partially offset by impacts associated with planned turnaround activities.
Gross production of Cold Lake bitumen averaged 142,000 barrels per day in the second quarter, up from 123,000 barrels per day in the same period of 2020. Higher production was primarily due to improved reliability and lower scheduled downtime.
 
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The company’s share of gross production from Syncrude averaged 47,000 barrels per day, compared to 50,000 barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020. Lower production was primarily associated with planned turnaround activities, partially offset by the absence of prior year production balancing with market demands.
Downstream recorded net income of $60 million in the second quarter of 2021, compared to a net loss of $32 million in the same period of 2020. Improved results reflect higher margins of about $200 million, partially offset by unfavourable foreign exchange impacts of about $70 million and the absence of the prior year reversal of the
non-cash
charge of $52 million related to the revaluation of the company’s inventory.
Refinery throughput averaged 332,000 barrels per day, up from 278,000 barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020. Capacity utilization was 78 percent, up from 66 percent in the second quarter of 2020. Higher throughput was driven by reduced impacts associated with the
COVID-19
pandemic, partially offset by a planned turnaround at Strathcona.
Petroleum product sales were 429,000 barrels per day, up from 357,000 barrels per day in the second quarter of 2020. Improved petroleum product sales were mainly due to reduced impacts associated with the
COVID-19
pandemic.
Chemical net income was $109 million in the second quarter, up from net income of $7 million in the same quarter of 2020, primarily due to higher polyethylene margins.
Corporate and other expenses were $50 million in the second quarter, compared to $57 million in the same period of 2020.
 
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Six months 2021 vs. six months 2020
Net income in the first six months of 2021 was $758 million, or $1.04 per share on a diluted basis, compared to a net loss of $714 million or $0.97 per share in the first six months of 2020.
Upstream recorded net income of $326 million for the first six months of the year, compared to a net loss of $1,052 million in 2020. Improved results reflect higher realizations of about $1,810 million and higher volumes of about $280 million. These items were partially offset by higher royalties of about $300 million, higher operating expenses of about $290 million, and unfavourable foreign exchange impacts of about $120 million.
West Texas Intermediate averaged US$62.22 per barrel in the first six months of 2021, up from US$36.66 per barrel in 2020. Western Canada Select averaged US$50.14 per barrel and US$21.20 per barrel for the same periods. The WTI / WCS differential narrowed to approximately US$12 per barrel in the first six months of 2021, from around US$15 per barrel in the same period of 2020.
The Canadian dollar averaged US$0.80 in the first six months of 2021, an increase of US$0.07 from 2020.
Imperial’s average Canadian dollar realizations for bitumen increased in the first six months of 2021 primarily due to an increase in WCS. Bitumen realizations averaged $52.45 per barrel, up from $15.54 per barrel in the same period of 2020. The company’s average Canadian dollar realizations for synthetic crude increased generally in line with WTI, adjusted for changes in exchange rates and transportation costs. Synthetic crude realizations averaged $72.42 per barrel, up from $48.10 per barrel in the same period of 2020.
Total gross production of Kearl bitumen averaged 253,000 barrels per day in the first six months of 2021 (180,000 barrels Imperial’s share), up from 208,000 barrels per day (147,000 barrels Imperial’s share) in the same period of 2020. Higher production was mainly due to the absence of prior year production balancing with market demands, partially offset by impacts associated with planned turnaround activities.
Gross production of Cold Lake bitumen averaged 141,000 barrels per day in the first six months of 2021, up from 131,000 barrels per day in the same period of 2020. Higher production was primarily due to improved reliability.
During the first six months of 2021, the company’s share of gross production from Syncrude averaged 63,000 barrels per day, up from 61,000 barrels per day in the same period of 2020. Higher production was primarily associated with the absence of prior year production balancing with market demands and unplanned downtime, partially offset by planned turnaround activities.
Downstream net income was $352 million for the first six months of the year, compared to $370 million in the same period of 2020. Results were negatively impacted by unfavourable foreign exchange impacts of about $120 million, partially offset by higher margins of about $50 million and lower operating expenses of about $50 million.
Refinery throughput averaged 348,000 barrels per day in the first six months of 2021, up from 330,000 barrels per day in the same period of 2020. Capacity utilization was 81 percent, up from 78 percent in the same period of 2020. Higher throughput was driven by reduced impacts associated with the
COVID-19
pandemic, partially offset by a planned turnaround at Strathcona.
Petroleum product sales were 421,000 barrels per day in the first six months of 2021, up from 409,000 barrels per day in the same period of 2020. Improved petroleum product sales were mainly due to reduced impacts associated with the
COVID-19
pandemic.
Chemical net income was $176 million in the first six months of 2021, up from $28 million in the same period of 2020, primarily due to higher polyethylene margins.
Corporate and other expenses were $96 million in the first six months of 2021, up from $60 million in the same period of 2020, mainly due to higher share-based compensation costs.
 
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Liquidity and capital resources
Cash flow generated from operating activities was $852 million in the second quarter, compared with cash flow used in operating activities of $816 million in the corresponding period in 2020, primarily reflecting higher Upstream realizations and favourable working capital impacts.
Investing activities used net cash of $207 million in the second quarter, compared with $172 million used in the same period of 2020.
Cash used in financing activities was $1,336 million in the second quarter, compared with $167 million used in the second quarter of 2020. Dividends paid in the second quarter of 2021 were $161 million. The per share dividend paid in the second quarter was $0.22, consistent with the same period of 2020. During the second quarter, the company, under its share purchase program, purchased about 29.5 million shares for $1,171 million, including shares purchased from ExxonMobil Corporation. In the second quarter of 2020, the company did not purchase any shares under its share purchase program.
The company’s cash balance was $776 million at June 30, 2021, versus $233 million at the end of second quarter 2020.
In May 2021, the company extended the maturity date of two of its existing committed short-term lines of credit to May 2023, totalling $750 million. In June 2021, the company extended the maturity date of one of its existing $300 million committed short-term lines of credit to June 2022. The company has not drawn on any of its $1,300 million of available credit facilities.
Cash flow generated from operating activities was $1,897 million in the first six months of 2021, compared to cash flow used in operating activities of $393 million in the same period of 2020, primarily reflecting higher Upstream realizations and favourable working capital impacts.
Investing activities used net cash of $354 million in the first six months of 2021, compared to $480 million used in the same period of 2020, primarily reflecting lower additions to property, plant and equipment.
Cash used in financing activities was $1,538 million in the first six months of 2021, up from $612 million used in the same period of 2020. Dividends paid in the first six months of 2021 were $323 million. The per share dividend paid in the first six months of 2021 was $0.44, consistent with in the same period of 2020. During the first six months of 2021, the company, under its share purchase program, purchased about 29.5 million shares for $1,171 million. In the first six months of 2020, the company purchased about 9.8 million shares for $274 million.
At March 31, 2021, due to the termination of transportation services agreements related to a third-party pipeline project, the company recognized a liability of $62 million, previously reported as a contingent liability in Note 10 of Imperial’s Form
10-K.
In connection with the same project, commitments under “Other long-term purchase agreements” as reported in Imperial’s Form
10-K
decreased by approximately $2.9 billion. The majority of these commitments related to years 2026 and beyond.
On April 30, 2021, the company announced an amendment to its normal course issuer bid to increase the number of common shares that were available to be purchased. Under the amendment, the number of common shares available for purchase increased to a maximum of 29,363,070 common shares during the period June 29, 2020 to June 28, 2021.
On June 23, 2021, the company announced by news release that it had received final approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange for a new normal course issuer bid and will continue its existing share purchase program. The program enables the company to purchase up to a maximum of 35,583,671 common shares during the period June 29, 2021 to June 28, 2022. This maximum includes shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid and from Exxon Mobil Corporation concurrent with, but outside of the normal course issuer bid. As in the past, Exxon Mobil Corporation has advised the company that it intends to participate to maintain its ownership percentage at approximately 69.6 percent. The program will end should the company purchase the maximum allowable number of shares, or on June 28, 2022.
 
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Forward-looking statements
Statements of future events or conditions in this report, including projections, targets, expectations, estimates, and business plans are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as believe, anticipate, intend, propose, plan, goal, seek, project, predict, target, estimate, expect, strategy, outlook, schedule, future, continue, likely, may, should, will and similar references to future periods. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not limited to, references to the use of derivative instruments and effectiveness of risk mitigation; earnings sensitivities; and plans for purchases under the amended share purchase program.
Forward-looking statements are based on the company’s current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions at the time the statements are made. Actual future financial and operating results, including expectations and assumptions concerning demand growth and energy source, supply and mix; commodity prices, foreign exchange rates and general market conditions; production rates, growth and mix; project plans, timing, costs, technical evaluations and capacities and the company’s ability to effectively execute on these plans and operate its assets; progression of
COVID-19
and its impacts on Imperial’s ability to operate its assets, including the possible shutdown of facilities due to
COVID-19
outbreaks; and capital and environmental expenditures could differ materially depending on a number of factors. These factors include global, regional or local changes in supply and demand for oil, natural gas, and petroleum and petrochemical products and resulting price, differential and margin impacts, including foreign government action with respect to supply levels and prices and the impact of
COVID-19
on demand; political or regulatory events, including changes in law or government policy such as tax laws, production curtailment and actions in response to
COVID-19;
management effectiveness and disaster response preparedness, including business continuity plans in response to
COVID-19;
unanticipated technical or operational difficulties; project management and schedules and timely completion of projects; operational hazards and risks; availability and allocation of capital; currency exchange rates; general economic conditions; and other factors discussed in Item 1A risk factors and Item 7 management’s discussion and analysis of financial condition and results of operations of Imperial Oil Limited’s most recent annual report on Form
10-K.
Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve a number of risks and uncertainties, some that are similar to other oil and gas companies and some that are unique to Imperial. Imperial’s actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by its forward-looking statements and readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on them. Imperial undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained herein, except as required by applicable law.
The term “project” as used in this report can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.
 
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Item 3.
Quantitative and qualitative disclosures about market risk
Information about market risks for the six months ended June 30, 2021, does not differ materially from that discussed on page 32 of the company’s annual report on Form
10-K
for the year ended December 31, 2020. The following table details those earnings sensitivities that have been updated from the fiscal
year-end
to reflect current market conditions.
Earnings Sensitivities
(a)
 
millions of Canadian dollars after tax 
One dollar (U.S.) per barrel increase (decrease) in crude oil prices
  + (-)   100 
One cent decrease (increase) in the value of the Canadian dollar versus the U.S. dollar
  + (-)   100 
(a)
Each sensitivity calculation shows the impact on net income resulting from a change in one factor, after tax and royalties and holding all other factors constant. These sensitivities have been updated to reflect current conditions. They may not apply proportionately to larger fluctuations.
 
Item 4.
Controls and procedures
As indicated in the certifications in Exhibit 31 of this report, the company’s principal executive officer and principal financial officer have evaluated the company’s disclosure controls and procedures as of June 30, 2021. Based on that evaluation, these officers have concluded that the company’s disclosure controls and procedures are effective in ensuring that information required to be disclosed by the company in the reports that it files or submits under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, is accumulated and communicated to them in a manner that allows for timely decisions regarding required disclosures and are effective in ensuring that such information is recorded, processed, summarized and reported within the time periods specified in the Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules and forms. There has not been any change in the company’s internal control over financial reporting during the last fiscal quarter that has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, the company’s internal control over financial reporting.
 
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PART II. OTHER INFORMATION
 
Item 1.
Legal proceedings
Imperial has elected to use a $1 million threshold for disclosing environmental proceedings.
 
Item 2.
Unregistered sales of equity securities and use of proceeds
Issuer purchases of equity securities
 
   Total number of
shares purchased
   
Average price paid
per share
(Canadian dollars)
   Total number of
shares purchased
as part of publicly
announced plans
or programs
   Maximum number
of shares that may
yet be purchased
under the plans or
programs
(a) (b)
 
 
 
April 2021
                    
(April 1 - April 30)
  
 
-
 
  
 
-
 
  
 
-
 
  
 
29,356,095
 
May 2021
                    
(May 1 - May 31)
  
 
13,905,500
 
  
 
38.75
 
  
 
13,905,500
 
  
 
15,450,595
 
June 2021
                    
(June 1 - June 28)
  
 
15,450,595
 
  
 
40.58
 
  
 
15,450,595
 
  
 
-
 
(June 29 - June 30)
  
 
142,332
 
  
 
37.77
 
  
 
142,332
 
  
 
35,441,339
 
 
 
(a)
On June 23, 2020, the company announced by news release that it had received final approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange for a limited normal course issuer bid. The program was initially used primarily to eliminate dilution from shares issued in conjunction with Imperial’s restricted stock unit plan, and enabled the company to purchase up to a maximum of 50,000 common shares during the period June 29, 2020 to June 28, 2021. This maximum included shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid and from Exxon Mobil Corporation concurrent with, but outside of the normal course issuer bid. Exxon Mobil Corporation participated to maintain its ownership percentage at approximately 69.6 percent.
 
    
On April 30, 2021, the company announced an amendment to its normal course issuer bid to increase the number of common shares that were available to be purchased. Under the amendment, the number of common shares available to be purchased increased to a maximum of 29,363,070 common shares during the period June 29, 2020 to June 28, 2021, which included shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid and from Exxon Mobil Corporation concurrent with, but outside of the normal course issuer bid. No other provisions of the normal course issuer bid have changed.
 
    
The program ended on June 28, 2021. Upon expiration, the company had purchased the maximum 29,363,070 shares allowed under the program.
 
(b)
On June 23, 2021, the company announced by news release that it had received final approval from the Toronto Stock Exchange for a new normal course issuer bid and will continue its existing share purchase program. The program enables the company to purchase up to a maximum of 35,583,671 common shares during the period June 29, 2021 to June 28, 2022. This maximum includes shares purchased under the normal course issuer bid and from Exxon Mobil Corporation concurrent with, but outside of the normal course issuer bid. As in the past, Exxon Mobil Corporation has advised the company that it intends to participate to maintain its ownership percentage at approximately 69.6 percent. The program will end should the company purchase the maximum allowable number of shares, or on June 28, 2022.
The company will continue to evaluate its share purchase program in the context of its overall capital activities. Purchase plans may be modified at any time without prior notice.
 
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Item 6.
Exhibits
 
(31.1) Certification by the principal executive officer of the company pursuant to Rule
13a-14(a).
 
(31.2) Certification by the principal financial officer of the company pursuant to Rule
13a-14(a).
 
(32.1) Certification by the chief executive officer of the company pursuant to Rule
13a-14(b)
and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
(32.2) Certification by the chief financial officer of the company pursuant to Rule
13a-14(b)
and 18 U.S.C. Section 1350.
 
(101) Interactive Data Files (formatted as Inline XBRL).
 
(104) Cover Page Interactive Data File (formatted as Inline XBRL and contained in Exhibit 101).
 
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SIGNATURES
Pursuant to the requirements of the
Securities Exchange Act
of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned thereunto duly authorized.
 
  
Imperial Oil Limited
(Registrant)
Date:    August 4, 2021  
/s/ Daniel E. Lyons
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  (Signature)
  Daniel E. Lyons
  
Senior vice-president, finance and
administration, and controller
(Principal accounting officer)
 
Date:    August 4, 2021  
/s/ Cathryn Walker
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  (Signature)
  Cathryn Walker
  Assistant corporate secretary
 
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