"With the unparalleled cost and cash discipline we have established, we are confident in our capability to deliver incremental margins north of 65% and a free cash conversion rate above 75%. Going forward, this will give us significant flexibility to both re-invest in our business and steadily return cash to our shareholders. This capability, together with our unmatched scale and our unique ability to drive change throughout our company, clearly sets us apart from other industry players."
Profit attributable to the owners of PJSC Gazprom for the six months ended June 30, 2016 totaled RUB 607,160 million which is RUB 68,744 million, or 10% less than for the same period of the prior year.
Russia's No.2 oil producer Lukoil (LKOH.MM) second-quarter net profit dipped 2 percent, as a weaker rouble helped offset a 30 percent fall in crude prices that has gouged the earnings of many of its peers.
China National Offshore Oil Corp. Ltd. posted a net loss of ¥7.74 billion for the first 6 months of 2016 against a profit of ¥14.73 billion a year earlier.
Commenting today, Per Wullf, CEO and President of Seadrill Management Ltd., said: "During Q2 2016 we have improved on the record uptime we achieved in Q1, reaching 98% economic utilization, whilst continuing to see our costs reduce quarter over quarter. There continues to be a significant supply overhang and the market conditions remain challenging, however, there is some volume returning to the spot market, although primarily for short term work. Our priorities for the remainder of the year continue to be delivering safe and efficient operations for our customers whilst concluding on our financing plans."
Net income dropped 98 percent to 531 million yuan ($80 million), the state-run explorer said in a statement to the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday. Revenue fell 15.8 percent to 739 billion yuan. The sale of a Central Asian pipeline network helped the company eke out a profit and recover from its first-ever quarterly loss earlier this year.
During the period we continued to focus on improving our efficiency and pro-actively restructured some of our central functions and have reduced costs in those areas where business activity reduced. As a result margins were higher than both Q1, 2016 and Q2, 2015.
Net income attributable to the shareholders of Petrobras of US$ 106 million, compared to net loss attributable to the shareholders of Petrobras of US$ 318 million in the 1Q-2016, as a result of: - A decrease of 22% in net finance expenses; - An 7% increase of crude oil and natural gas total production; - Higher revenues with an increase of 14% in crude oil and oil products exports and lower costs related to natural gas imports; Expenses related to the new Voluntary Separation Incentive Plan (PIDV); and Impairment losses related to Comperj assets.
Net income growth by x6.4 times to RUB 89 bln in 2Q 2016 Increase in EBITDA by 27.5%, to RUB 348 bln; EBITDA margin above 27% Effective control of operating and SG&A costs Industry leadership in free cash flow generation Decrease in net debt by 41.4%, to USD 23.4 bln from 1H 2015
Gazprom's sales volume to its core ‘Europe and other’ markets in 1Q grew by 49% to 58.1bn m³, an increase of 19bn m³ on 39.1bn m³ in January-March 2015. Sales to former Soviet countries declined by 15.5% (by 2bn m³) to 10.9bn m³, while those in Russia declined more modestly to 75.4bn m³, just 6% or 4.9bn m³ less than in 1Q 2015.