SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): August 17, 2015
CST Brands, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
(Commission File Number)
One Valero Way, Building D, Suite 200
San Antonio, Texas
(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (210) 692-5000
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On August 17, 2015, CST Brands, Inc. (the “Company” or “CST”) updated the monthly fuel margin data and benchmark wholesale conventional gasoline prices in the Investors section of its website under the tab “Historical Fuel Margins” to include the most recent monthly historical data.
As more fully described in the Company’s Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filings, approximately half of CST’s gross profit is derived from the sale of motor fuel. CST typically experiences lower motor fuel gross profits in periods when the cost of motor fuel increases, and higher motor fuel gross profits in periods when the cost of motor fuel declines rapidly or is more volatile. The volatility of crude oil and wholesale motor fuel prices impacts CST’s motor fuel gross profits.
The following tables present the average monthly fuel margin data and benchmark wholesale conventional gasoline prices for July 2015:
Average Monthly Fuel Margins in US $, net of credit card fees
(U.S. Retail and Canadian Retail Segments cent per gallon net margin)
Benchmark Average Monthly Spot Wholesale Price per Gallon*
U.S. Gulf Coast Conventional
New York Harbor Conventional
*Per EIA.gov; Thomson-Reuters data
The information in this Current Report is being furnished pursuant to Regulation FD. The information in Item 7.01 of this report, according to general instruction B.2., shall not be deemed “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that Section. The information in this Current Report shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement pursuant to the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. By filing this report on Form 8-K and furnishing this information, the Company makes no admission as to the materiality of any information in this report that the Company chooses to disclose solely because of Regulation FD.
Safe Harbor Statement
Statements contained in the exhibit to this report that state the Company’s or its management’s expectations or predictions of the future are forward-looking statements intended to be covered by the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. It is important to note that the Company’s actual results could differ materially from those projected in such forward-looking statements. Factors that could affect those results include those mentioned in the documents that the Company has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”).
The Company undertakes no duty or obligation to publicly update or revise the information contained in this report, although the Company may do so from time to time as management believes is warranted. Any such updating may be made through the filing of other reports or documents with the SEC, through press releases or through other public disclosure.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Company has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
CST BRANDS, INC.
/s/ Gérard J. Sonnier
Gérard J. Sonnier
Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary
Dated: August 17, 2015