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.
Profit attributable to the owners of PJSC Gazprom for the three months ended March 31, 2016 totaled RUB 362,309 million which is RUB 19,803 million, or 5% less than for the same period of the prior year.
Nabors Industries Ltd. ("Nabors") (NYSE: NBR) today reported second quarter 2016 operating revenues of $571.6 million, compared to operating revenues of $597.6 million in the first quarter. Net income from continuing operations for the quarter was a loss of $186.6 million, or ($0.65) per diluted share, compared to a loss of $396.6 million, or ($1.41) per diluted share, last quarter. Net income from continuing operations for the second quarter includes a loss of $0.39 per share due to impairments and losses related to disposed businesses and assets. The largest component, totaling $0.34 per share, is comprised of an impairment to the carrying value of the Company's investment in C&J Energy Services Ltd. ("C&J") and its proportionate share of C&J losses from the prior quarter. In addition, the second quarter benefitted from the renegotiation of two contracts, as well as early termination revenue that improved reported net income by $24.1 million or $0.09 per share.
Exxon Mobil Corporation announced estimated second quarter 2016 earnings of $1.7 billion, or $0.41 per diluted share, compared with $4.2 billion a year earlier. The results reflect sharply lower commodity prices, weaker refining margins and continued strength in the Chemical segment.
Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) reported a loss of $1.5 billion ($0.78 per share – diluted) for second quarter 2016, compared with earnings of $571 million ($0.30 per share – diluted) in the second quarter of 2015. Included in the quarter were impairments and other non-cash charges totaling $2.8 billion, partially offset by gains on asset sales of $420 million. Foreign currency effects increased earnings in the 2016 second quarter by $279 million, compared with a decrease of $251 million a year earlier. Sales and other operating revenues in second quarter 2016 were $28 billion, compared to $37 billion in the year-ago period.
Claudio Descalzi, Eni’s Chief Executive Officer,commented: "Eni has achieved significant results in the first half of 2016,despite the weak but slowly improving market environment. Hydrocarbon production beat expectations, offsetting the suspension of activity in Val d’Agri and the disruptions in Nigeria. Our main developments are proceeding on time and on budget,allowing us to confirm our expected production growth of more than 5% in 2017."
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) reported a second-quarter 2016net loss of $1.1 billion,or ($0.86) per share, compared with a second-quarter 2015 net loss of $179 million, or ($0.15) per share. Excluding special items, second-quarter 2016 adjusted earnings were anet loss of $985 million, or ($0.79) per share, compared with second-quarter 2015 adjusted earnings of $81 million, or $0.07 per share. Special items for the current quarter were related to non-cashimpairments in the Lower 48, primarily in the Gulf of Mexico; pension settlement expense; deferred tax adjustments; and a gain onan asset sale.