Skip to Content


Rating as of

Morningstar’s Analysis

Currency in USD
Is it the right time to buy or sell?
Find out with Morningstar Premium
Is it the right time to buy or sell?
Find out with Morningstar Premium

1-Star Price


5-Star Price


Economic Moat


Capital Allocation


Total's Earnings Rise on Improved Commodity Prices as Renewables Contribution Grows

Allen Good, CFA Sector Strategist

Analyst Note

| Allen Good, CFA |

Riding the recovery in commodity prices, Total reported much-improved first-quarter results compared with the year before, with adjusted earnings rising to $3.0 billion from $1.8 billion. With the exception of downstream, each segment reported improvement. Exploration and production adjusted operating income increased to $2.0 billion from $703 million the year before due to higher commodity prices, while integrated gas and renewable power adjusted operating income increased to a record $985 million thanks to strong trading performance and the growing contribution of renewables and electricity, whose EBITDA increased 38% from the year prior to $344 million, offsetting lower liquefied natural gas prices. Refining and chemicals adjusted operating income fell to $243 million from $382 million a year ago on lower refining margins. Marketing and services adjusted operating income fell to $284 million from $302 million last year on lower volumes. Total hydrocarbon production fell 7% to 2,863 thousand barrels of oil equivalent per day from 3,086 mboed last year on OPEC curtailments, unplanned shutdowns, asset sales, and natural decline, which offset new project startups. Our fair value estimate and moat rating are unchanged.

Read Full Analysis

Company Profile

Business Description

Total is an integrated oil and gas company that explores for, produces, and refines oil around the world. In the fourth quarter of 2019, it produced 1.7 million barrels of liquids and 7.3 billion cubic feet of natural gas per day. At year-end 2018, reserves stood at 12.1 billion barrels of oil equivalent, 43% of which are liquids. The company operates refineries with capacity of nearly 2.0 million barrels a day, primarily in Europe, distributes refined products in 65 countries, and manufactures commodity and specialty chemicals. It also holds a 19% interest in Russian oil company Novatek.

2 Place Jean Millier, Tour Coupole, Paris la Defense cedex
Courbevoie, 92400, France
T +33 147444546
Sector Energy
Industry Oil & Gas Integrated
Most Recent Earnings Mar 31, 2021
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2021
Stock Type
Employees 105,476