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NOVATEK announces consolidated IFRS results for the year ended 31 December 2016
Mark Gyetvay, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Alexander Nazarov, Head of IR
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Maria Dokuchaeva, Press-secretary
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21 February 2017
Moscow, 21 February 2017. PAO NOVATEK today released its audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 prepared in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
IFRS Financial Highlights
* Before disposals of interests in joint ventures.
** Excluding the effect from the disposal of interests in joint ventures, as well as the effect of foreign exchange gains (losses).
For the twelve months ended 31 December 2016, total revenues increased by 13.1% year-on-year to RR 537.5 billion. We also recorded an increase of 13.2% in the Company’s Normalized EBITDA, including our respective share in the EBITDA of joint ventures, which totaled RR 242.4 billion. The growth in our revenues and EBITDA was largely driven by the increase in natural gas and liquids sales volumes as well as an increase in the proportion of liquids sold in our total sales mix.
Profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders increased by more than three-fold to RR 257.8 billion (RR 85.41 per share), as compared to RR 74.4 billion (RR 24.63 per share) in 2015. The amount of profit and its dynamics were significantly impacted by the foreign exchange effect (including at the joint ventures level), as well as the effect of the disposals of interests in joint ventures.
Our free cash flow increased significantly to RR 139.4 billion, or by 69.4%, as a result of operating cash flow growth by 30.8% and a decrease in cash used for capital expenditures by 32.0% as compared to 2015.
Production and Purchased Volumes
Total marketable production including the Company’s share in production of joint ventures aggregated at 537.0 million barrels of oil equivalent, representing a 3.0% increase as compared with 2015. The production growth was due to the successful launches of NOVATEK’s new producing capacities, including joint ventures, in 2015.
Hydrocarbon Sales Volumes
In 2016, natural gas sales volumes increased to 64.7 billion cubic meters (bcm), or by 3.6%, as compared with 2015, due to restoring sales to one of our major customers who did not take full contracted volumes in 2015 due to technical reasons, as well as sales of additional natural gas volumes to our end-customers and wholesale traders.
Our liquid hydrocarbon sales volumes totaled 16.9 million tons, representing a significant increase of 30.7% as compared with 2015. The significant increase was due to the high growth in liquids production due to the successful launches of the Yarudeyskoye crude oil field in December 2015 and the Yaro-Yakhinskoye and the Termokarstovoye gas condensate fields in the first half 2015. As at 31 December 2016, 903 thousand tons of liquid hydrocarbons were in transit or storage and recognized as inventory.
Selected Balance Sheet Items
(in millions of Russian roubles)
The full set of audited consolidated IFRS financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 and the related notes thereto as well as Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations are available on the Company’s website (www.novatek.ru).
PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global gas market by successfully launching the Yamal LNG project. Founded in 1994, the Company is engaged in the exploration, production, processing and marketing of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The Company’s upstream activities are concentrated mainly in the prolific Yamal-Nenets Autonomous Region, which is the world’s largest natural gas producing area and accounts for approximately 80% of Russia’s natural gas production and approximately 15% of the world’s gas production. NOVATEK is a public joint stock company established under the laws of the Russian Federation. The Company’s shares are listed in Russia on Moscow Exchange (MOEX) and the London Stock Exchange (LSE) under the ticker symbol “NVTK”.
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