SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): April 28, 2004
VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
|One Valero Place
San Antonio, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (210) 370-2000
|Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.|
|Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.|
Item 7. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
99.1 Press Release dated April 28, 2004.
Item 12. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On April 28, 2004, Valero Energy Corporation (the Company) issued a press release announcing financial results for the Companys first quarter 2004 earnings. A copy of the press release is furnished with this report as Exhibit 99.1, and is incorporated herein by reference. The press release discloses two financial measures, EBITDA and Debt-to-Capitalization Ratio (net of cash), which are non-GAAP financial measures as defined under SEC rules. The press release furnishes a reconciliation of these measures to their nearest respective GAAP financial measures. Reasons for the Companys use of these financial measures are disclosed in the press release furnished with this report and in the Companys annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2003, under the caption Managements Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations Results of Operations 2003 Compared to 2002 Corporate Expenses and Other.
The information in this report is being furnished, not filed, pursuant to Item 12 of Form 8-K. Accordingly, the information in this report, including the press release, will not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement filed by the Company under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, unless specifically identified therein as being incorporated therein by reference.
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 hereunto duly authorized.
|VALERO ENERGY CORPORATION|
Date: April 28, 2004
|By:||/s/ Jay D. Browning|
|Jay D. Browning|
|Vice President and Secretary|