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NOVATEK announces consolidated IFRS results for the year ended 31 December 2010
Mark Gyetvay, Deputy Chairman of the Management Board
Alexander Nazarov, Head of IR
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11 March 2011
Moscow, 11 March 2011. OAO NOVATEK today released its audited consolidated financial statements for the years ended 31 December 2010 and 2009 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
IFRS Financial and Operational Highlights
Total revenues grew by 30.1% year-on-year to RR 117,024 million for the twelve months ended 31 December 2010 from RR 89,954 million in the corresponding period of 2009, reflecting the overall growth in our hydrocarbon production and sales volumes as well as higher prices for both natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons.
As a result of the higher revenues and our ability to decrease costs as a percentage of total revenues, profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders increased by 55.6% to RR 40,533million, or RR 13.37 per share as compared to RR 26,043million, or RR 8.59 per share for the corresponding period in 2009.
Selected Operating Highlights
In 2010, our total consolidated natural gas production increased by 4,855 mmcm, or 15.0%, compared to 2009 due to an increase in production at our Yurkharovskoye field resulting from the launches of the second and third stages of the field’s second phase development in October 2009 and 2010, respectively.
Our liquids production increased by 579 thousand tons, or 19.1%, to 3,617 thousand tons compared to 3,038 thousand tons in 2009, due to the expansion of unstable gas condensate production capacity at our Yurkharovskoye field as a result of the field’s ongoing development program. The increase in 2010 unstable gas condensate production allowed us to increase stable gas condensate and LPG sales volumes by 7.4% and 17.0%, respectively, compared to 2009.
At 31 December 2010, we had 264 thousand tons of stable gas condensate in transit or storage and recognized as inventory until such time as it is delivered to customers as compared to 111 thousand tons as of 31 December 2009. In 2010, our natural gas inventory balance as of 31 December 2010 increased to 790 million cubic meters compared to 744 million cubic meters at the end of the 2009 period.
Selected Balance Sheet Items
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The full set of audited consolidated IFRS financial statements for the years ended 31 December 2010 and 2009 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 web site (www.novatek.ru).
Certain statements in this press release are not historical facts and are “forward looking” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act and Section 21E of the US Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (hereinafter, the Exchange Act). Forward looking statements include statements concerning our plans, expectations, projections, objectives, targets, goals, strategies, future events, future revenues or performance, capital expenditures, financing needs, plans or intentions relating to acquisitions, our competitive strengths and weaknesses, plans or goals relating to forecasted production, reserves, financial position and future operations and development, our business strategy and the trends we anticipate in the industries and the political and legal environment in which we operate and other information that is not historical information. By their very nature, forward looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties, both general and specific, and risks exist that the predictions, forecasts, projections and other forward looking statements will not be achieved.
PAO NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia. 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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