Gazprom Neft 1H 2018 net profit up 1.5-fold

16 August 2018
  • Net profit of RUB166.4 billion, a 49.6% increase on 1H 2017
  • Adjusted EBITDA* of RUB368.2 billion, a 49.8% increase on 1H 2017
  • Free cash flow (FCF) of RUB47.5 billion, a 77% increase on 1H 2017

For the first six months of 2018 Gazprom Neft achieved revenue** growth of 24.4% year-on-year, at one trillion, 137.7 billion rubles (RUB1,137,700,000,000). The Company achieved a 49.8% year-on-year increase in adjusted EBITDA, to RUB368.2 billion. This performance reflected positive market conditions for oil and oil products, production growth at the Company’s new projects, and effective management initiatives. Net profit attributable to Gazprom Neft PJSC shareholders grew 49.6% year on year, to RUB166.4 billion. Growth in the Company’s operating cash flow, as well as the completion of key infrastructure investments at new upstream projects, delivered positive free cash flow of RUB47.5 billion for 1H 2018.

Total hydrocarbon production (including Gazprom Neft’s share in production at joint enterprises) in the first six months of 2018 amounted to 44.9 million tonnes of oil equivalent (mtoe), an increase of 2% year-on-year. This was driven by higher production at new fields (Novoportovskoye and Vostochno-Messoyakhskoye) and an increase in Gazprom Neft’s interest in Arktikgaz, from 46.6% to 50% in March 2018.

First-half refining volumes increased by 9,8%, having been restored following the completion of a planned refinery maintenance in 1H 2017. Light petroleum product output also outperformed as a result of improved refining efficiency. The Company also increased its sales of oil products through premium sales channels, by 6.4% year-on-year, to 12.8 million tonnes.

Alexander Dyukov, Chairman of the Gazprom Neft Management Board, commented: “Gazprom Neft has seen a 1.5-fold increase in its operating profit in the first half of 2018, once again confirming its market-leading position in terms of financial growth. In an environment of curtailed oil production, the company has focused on increasing operating efficiency: industry trends and inflationary factors notwithstanding, Gazprom Neft reduced the unit costs of crude production at mature fields by eight percent year-on-year, as well as ensuring optimum refining volumes in current marketing conditions, and increasing sales of oil products.”

 Financial Indicators

2Q
2018
1Q
2018
Δ, %6m
2018
6m
2017
Δ, %
Sales (RUB millions)617,103520,63318.51,137,736914,33224.4
Sales (revenue)
including excise duties
(RUB millions)***
639,592541,20218.21,180,794944,27425.0
EBITDA (RUB, m)193,130137,44940.5330,579218,21651.5
Adjusted EBITDA* (RUB, m)212,403155,79736.3368,200245,80749.8
USD / boe
20.4016.6522.518.6312.9943.4
Income attributable to
Gazprom Neft PJSC
shareholders (RUB, m)
96,81069,66539.0166,475111.26949.6
Cash flow from operations127,18083,10953.0210,289181.12816.1
Free cash flow35,94911,585210.347,53426.89376.8
Net debt / EBITDA1,011,17(13.9)1,011.37(26.3)

 

Key Operational Indicators

2Q
2018
1Q
2017
Δ, %6m
2018
6m
2017
Δ, %
Hydrocarbon production
including our share of joint
ventures (Mmboe)
168.51164.552.4333.06326.372.0
Hydrocarbon production
taking into account our share of joint
ventures (Mmtoe)
22.7222.202.344.9244.022.0
Volume of processing
at own refineries and
joint venture refineries (Mt)
10.4410.133.120.5718.739.8
Sales through premium
channels (Mt)
6.746.1010.512.8412.076.4
Sales through retail
network (Mt)
2.812.675.45.485.234.8


* Adjusted EBITDA includes share of EBITDA from associated and jointly controlled companies recorded by equity accounting method
** With effect from 1 January 2018 the Group moved over to the new IFRS 15 definition of “Revenue from Contracts with Customers”, leading to changes in accounting policies and adjustments to certain sums recognised in the company’s financial accounts. Export duties are reflected in revenue totals, and the excise duty on sales levied in Serbia in the form of a sales tax is excluded.
*** For reference – “Sales (revenue) including excise duties” include excise duties on sales in international markets (Sales), applied until Q4 2017.