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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For Q1 FY18, Encana's net revenues reached $1.31 billion, reflecting an increase of 1.86% from $1.29 billion in Q1 FY17. The Company's revenue numbers exceeded analysts' consensus estimates of $1.11 billion. For the quarter under review, the Company's product and service revenues advanced 34.9% to $1.26 billion on a y-o-y basis.

Encana's total liquids production was 145,200 barrels per day (bbls/d) in the reported quarter, up 31% from the previous year's same quarter. The Company's Permian production was 83,800 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOE/d) in Q1 FY18, up 49% on a y-o-y basis.

During Q1 FY18, Encana incurred operating expenses of $976 million, 22% higher than $800 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's operating income fell 31.08% to $337 million in the reported quarter from $489 million in the previous year's comparable quarter.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2018, Encana's net earnings were $151 million compared to $431 million in the corresponding period of last year. The Company's diluted earnings per share (EPS) were $0.16 in Q1 FY18 compared to $0.44 in Q1 FY17. The Company's reported earnings included an unrealized gain on risk management, a non-operating foreign exchange loss, and a gain on divestitures. Encana's non-GAAP operating earnings, excluding these special items, were $156 million in Q1 FY18, 50% higher than $104 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's non-GAAP operating EPS were $0.16 in Q1 FY18, higher than analysts' consensus estimates of $0.13.

Segment Details

During Q1 FY18, Encana's Canadian Operations had net revenues of $416 million, up 48.57% on a y-o-y basis. The segment's operating income was $116 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $48 million in Q1 FY17, reflecting an increase of 141.67%.

Encana's US Operations reported revenues of $511 million in Q1 FY18, an increment of 15.09% from Q1 FY17. The segment's operating income was $200 million in the quarter under review, 19.05% higher than $168 million in the previous year's same quarter.

For Q1 FY18, Encana's Market Optimization segment generated revenues of $301 million, 61.83% higher than in the prior year's comparable quarter. The segment had an operating loss of $8 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $15 million in Q1 FY17.

Cash Matters

Encana had cash and cash equivalents of $433 million as on March 31, 2018, 39.78% lower than $719 million as on December 31, 2017. The Company had a long-term debt of $4.20 billion as on March 31, 2018, almost the same as on December 31, 2017.

Encana's cash flow from operating activities was $381 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, 259.43% higher than $106 million in the corresponding period of last year. The Company had a non-GAAP cash flow of $400 million in the quarter under review, up 43.88% from $278 million in Q1 FY17.

Encana incurred a capital expenditure of $508 million in the reported quarter, an increase of 27.32% from $399 million in the year ago same quarter.

Dividend and Share Repurchase

Encana distributed dividends of $15 million in Q1 FY18, the same as in Q1 FY17. Besides, the Company demonstrated its commitment to shareholder returns and confidence in its five-year plan by declaring a share repurchase program of $400 million, to be funded with cash on hand. The Company purchased and cancelled 10 million common shares for a total consideration of $111 million, through its normal course issuer bid during Q1 FY18.

On April 30, 2018, Encana's Board of Directors declared a dividend of $0.015 per share, payable on June 29, 2018, to common shareholders of record as of June 15, 2018.

Stock Performance Snapshot

May 25, 2018 - At Friday's closing bell, Encana's stock dropped 2.47%, ending the trading session at $12.64.

Volume traded for the day: 11.00 million shares, which was above the 3-month average volume of 9.58 million shares.

Stock performance in the last three-month – up 13.77%; previous six-month period – up 7.57%; and past twelve-month period – up 18.91%

After last Friday's close, Encana's market cap was at $12.48 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 14.08.

The stock has a dividend yield of 0.47%.

The stock is part of the Basic Materials sector, categorized under the Major Integrated Oil & Gas industry.

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