Total S.A. – Company Overview
|Headquarters||2, place Jean Miller, La Dénfes 6, 92400, Courbevoie, France|
|CFO||Patrick de La Chevardière|
|Industry||Oil and gas|
|Founder||Raymond Poincaré and Ernest Mercier|
|NYSE stock symbol||TOT (and Euronext: FP)|
|Sales||$165,357 million USD (2015)|
|Consolidated net income||$4,786 million USD (2015)|
|IR contact number||(0)207 719 7962|
|IR email address||IR Contact Form|
Total S.A. is a French multinational oil and gas company based in Paris. It is one of the six “Supermajor” oil companies, along with BP, Chevron, ExxonMobil, Royal Dutch Shell, and the ConocoPhillips Company.
Total S.A. is active in all aspects of the oil and gas industry, with operations in: refining, exploration, power generation, transportation, distribution, product marketing, and product trading.
The company was formed after World War I, when the French Prime Minister Raymond Poincaré dismissed a plan to form a partnership with Royal Dutch Shell, and instead, decided to create the country’s own oil company.
The company was created in 1924 under the name “Compagnie française des pétroles (CFP)” – which translates into the “French Petroleum Company”.
In 1933 the company opened its first refinery in Normandy. After WWII CFP began exploring for oil in Canada, Venezuela, and Africa.
CFP introduced its brand of gasoline called Total in Africa and Europe in 1954. By 1996 the French government reduced its stake in the company to only 1% and foreign ownership of the firm surged.
In 6 May 2003 the company changed its name to Total.
Total S.A. – Business Focus
Total S.A. has a wide variety of operations in the oil and gas industry, including Upstream operations: exploration and production of oil and gas – and Downstream operations – refining, marketing, and distribution of their products.
Upstream – this division of the company focuses on the exploration and production of oil and gas. Total S.A. has oil/gas production facilities in over 30 countries.
Downstream – this area of the company focuses on refining, marketing, trading and shipping of products.
Chemicals – petrochemicals and fertiliser activities.
Total S.A. – Financial Results
|Key figures (in millions of USD)||2015*||2014*|
|Revenues from sales||$143,421||$212,018|
|Cost of net debt||$(873)||$(640)|
|Consolidated net income||$4,786||$4,250|
|Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of period||$25,181||$20,200|
|Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period||$23,269||$25,181|
*For the years ended December 31, 2015 and 2014
Source: “Total S.A. – 2015 Form 20-F”
News about Total S.A. reported by our Market Business News team
December 22, 2015: Oil giant Total fined over £1 million for North Sea gas leak