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NOVATEK Announces Consolidated IFRS Results For Second Quarter and First Half 2017
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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26 July 2017
Moscow, 26 July 2017. PAO NOVATEK today released its consolidated interim condensed financial statements as of and for the three and six months ended 30 June 2017 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
IFRS Financial Highlights
(in millions of Russian roubles)
* Excluding the effect from disposal of interests in joint ventures.
** Excluding the effects from the disposal of interests in joint ventures, as well as foreign exchange gains (losses).
In the second quarter and first half 2017, our total revenues increased by 1.1% and 6.3%, respectively, compared to the corresponding periods of 2016. Our Normalized EBITDA, inclusive of joint ventures, amounted to RR 56.1 billion in the second quarter 2017 and RR 124.3 billion in the first half 2017, representing a decrease of 5.8% and an increase of 2.1%, respectively, as compared to the corresponding periods of 2016. The growth in our revenues and EBITDA in the first half 2017 was largely driven by the increase in natural gas sales volumes and higher liquids sales prices. Our EBITDA in the second quarter 2017 was significantly affected by lower average realized prices in Russian rouble terms for most of our liquid hydrocarbon products as well as the decrease in liquid hydrocarbons sales volumes.
In the second quarter and first half 2017, profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders decreased to RR 3.2 billion (RR 1.08 per share), or by 92.9%, and to RR 74.3 billion (RR 24.62 per share) or by 54.1%, as compared to the corresponding periods of 2016. Profit dynamics was mainly impacted by the closing in the first quarter 2016 of a transaction for the sale of a 9.9% equity stake in Yamal LNG and by the foreign exchange effect (including at the joint ventures level). Excluding these effects, normalized profit attributable to NOVATEK shareholders totalled RR 33.8 billion (RR 11.20 per share) in the second quarter 2017 and RR 78.1 billion (RR 25.89 per share) in the first half 2017, representing an increase by 14.1% and 17.5%, respectively, as compared to the corresponding periods of 2016.
Marketable Hydrocarbon Production and Purchased Volumes
Hydrocarbon Sales Volumes
Our natural gas sales volumes totalled 14.4 billion cubic meters (bcm) in the second quarter 2017 and 33.1 bcm in the first half 2017. Compared to the second quarter and first half 2016 the sales volumes increased by 2.3% and 4.1%, respectively, due to the increased demand for natural gas from end-customers resulted, among other factors, from weather conditions. As at the end of the first half 2017, the total amount of natural gas recorded as inventory totalled 0.6 bcm compared to 1.7 bcm as at the end of the first half 2016.
In the second quarter 2017, liquid hydrocarbon sales volumes amounted to 4.1 million tons, representing a 1.6% decrease in volumes sold as compared to the second quarter 2016. In the first half 2017, liquid hydrocarbon sales volumes totaled 8,2 million tons, representing a 6.8% decrease as compared to the first half 2016. The decrease was due to a natural decline in gas condensate production volumes at mature fields of our subsidiaries and joint ventures. As at 30 June 2017, 699 mt of liquid hydrocarbons were in transit or storage and recognized as inventory.
Selected Items of Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
(in millions of Russian roubles)
The full set of consolidated interim condensed IFRS financial statements, the notes thereto and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations are available on the Company’s web site (www.novatek.ru).
PAO NOVATEK is one of 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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