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NOVATEK announces third quarter and nine months 2013 IFRS results
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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06 November 2013
Moscow, 6 November 2013. OAO NOVATEK (“NOVATEK” and/or the “Company”) today released its consolidated interim condensed financial information for the three and nine months ended 30 September 2013 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (“IFRS”).
IFRS Financial and Operational Highlights
(in millions of Russian roubles unless otherwise stated)
Total revenues in the third quarter and nine months 2013 increased by 44.1% and 41.4%, respectively, as compared to the corresponding periods of 2012, largely due to an increase in sales volumes and average sales prices of natural gas and liquid hydrocarbons. The increase in natural gas prices was due to a significant expansion of the share of end-users in our total gas volumes sales mix, changes in the geography of sales in favor of the remote regions, as well as due to an increase in regulated gas prices, whereas the increase in the average price of liquids was mainly due to the start of product sales from the Ust-Luga Gas Condensate Fractionation and Transshipment Complex launched in the second quarter 2013.
In the third quarter 2013, we recorded a year-on-year increase of 30.3% in EBITDA, which totaled RR 32.9 billion. EBITDA for the first nine months 2013 increased by 24.6% over the corresponding nine months in 2012, and totaled RR 87.1 billion. The growth in our EBITDA was positively impacted by the expansion of the share of liquids in our total hydrocarbon volumes sales mix, as well as by the margin from stable gas condensate processing at the Ust-Luga complex.
Profit attributable to shareholders of OAO NOVATEK in the third quarter 2013 increased to RR 23.5 billion (RR 7.75 per share), or by 17.3% as compared to the third quarter 2012. Profit attributable to shareholders of OAO NOVATEK in the first nine months 2013 increased to RR 57.9 billion (RR 19.10 per share), or by 13.7% as compared to the same period of 2012. The dynamics of profit was impacted by non-cash foreign exchange effect.
Production and Purchase Volumes
In the third quarter and first nine months 2013, our natural gas sales volumes increased by 6.6% and 11.1%, respectively, as compared to the corresponding periods in 2012, due to growth in production at the Yurkharovskoye field and an increase in purchases of natural gas. At 30 September 2013, we recorded 2,362 million cubic meters of natural gas as inventory in underground storages as compared to 1,309 million cubic meters in the corresponding period of 2012.
In the third quarter and first nine months 2013, our total liquid hydrocarbon sales volumes increased by 27.0% and 28.5%, respectively, as compared to the corresponding periods in 2012. The growth was due to higher volumes of gas condensate purchases from joint ventures and an increase in crude oil and gas condensate production by our subsidiaries. At 30 September 2013, 378 thousand tons of stable gas condensate and oil products were in transit or storage and recognized as inventory, as compared with 268 thousand tons of stable gas condensate as at 30 September 2012.
Selected Items from the Statement of Financial Position
(in millions of Russian roubles)
The full set of consolidated interim condensed IFRS financial information, the notes thereto and Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations are available on the Company’s web site.
PAO NOVATEK is the largest independent natural gas producer in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global LNG 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. Upstream activities of the Company’s subsidiaries and joint ventures 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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