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Wednesday 06 February, 2019

OMV Petrom S.A.

OMV Petrom Group Q4/18 results

RNS Number : 2181P
OMV Petrom S.A.
06 February 2019
 

 

 

 

 

OMV Petrom S.A.

 

Investor News

February 6, 2019, 8:00 am (local time), 7:00 am (CET), 6:00 am (GMT)

 

OMV Petrom Group results for January - December and Q4 2018

including preliminary unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements as of and for the period ended December 31, 2018

Highlights Q4/18

u Clean CCS Operating Result at RON 1.4 bn, more than double yoy

u Free cash flow after dividends at RON 0.7 bn

u Clean CCS ROACE at 14.3%


Dividend proposal 2018*: RON 0.0270/share, up 35% yoy.

 

In Q4/18 we benefited from increased demand for electricity and fuels as well as higher commodity prices compared to Q4/17, while the refining margin continued the downward trend in Q4/18.

The full year 2018 Clean CCS Operating Result reached RON 4.8 bn, with Upstream contributing about two thirds. Upstream benefitted from better realized prices and lower OPEX, depreciation and exploration expenses, offsetting the impact of production decline. The Downstream Oil result reflects our strong sales performance, partly compensating the impact of the refinery turnaround in Q2/18 and the lower refining margin. The Downstream Gas result improved, supported by higher availability of the Brazi power plant and increasing number of end-customers. All the above led to an operating cash flow of RON 7.4 bn in 2018, 24% up yoy. During the year, we ramped up investments to RON 4.3 bn, mostly in Upstream. We drilled 110 wells, performed around 1,000 workovers and we brought our currently top producing oil well into production following a successful offshore campaign. As planned, we also invested in major Downstream projects: the Petrobrazi refinery turnaround, the Polyfuel project and the fuel storage modernization. We paid dividends of RON 1.1 bn; our free cash flow after dividends came in at RON 2 bn.

Based on the preliminary results and strong free cash flow achieved in 2018, the Executive Board proposes a dividend of RON 0.0270/share for the 2018 financial year, 35% up yoy, implying a 38% payout ratio. The final dividend proposal is to be submitted for approval by both the Supervisory Board and the subsequent April 2019 GMS.

Recent regulatory instability has led us to revisit our growth investment plans, while we seek clarity on the Romanian investment climate. We plan CAPEX of around RON 3.7 bn for 2019, with the majority routed to Upstream. Our focus remains on extracting the highest value from the existing Upstream portfolio, thus we estimate the daily average production decline to be contained at around 5% yoy, excluding portfolio optimization.

 

Q4/18

Q3/18

Q4/17

Δ%

Key performance indicators (in RON mn)

2018

2017

Δ%

1,426

1,685

573

149

Clean CCS Operating Result

4,804

3,273

47

1,751

1,681

820

113

Operating Result

5,213

3,270

59

1,131

1,382

434

161

Clean CCS net income attributable to stockholders  

3,728

2,488

50

1,411

1,379

642

120

Net income attributable to stockholders

4,078

2,491

64

0.0200

0.0244

0.0077

161

Clean CCS EPS (RON)

0.0658

0.0439

50

0.0249

0.0243

0.0113

120

EPS (RON)

0.0720

0.0440

64

1,824

2,376

1,508

21

Cash flow from operating activities

7,385

5,954

24

692

1,217

664

4

Free cash flow after dividends

2,002

2,666

(25)

-

-

-

-

Dividend/share (RON)

0.027*

0.020

35

 

*Subject to approval by the Supervisory Board and the General Meeting of Shareholders.

 

 

 

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