NOVATEK announces consolidated IFRS results for 1Q'2019
PAO NOVATEK has released its consolidated interim condensed financial statements as of and for the three months ended 31 March 2019 prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.
Profit attributable to shareholders of PAO NOVATEK increased to RR 381.8 billion (RR 126.74 per share), or 8.9 times, as compared to the corresponding period in 2018. The increase was primarily due to the recognition of a net gain on disposal of a 10% participation interest in the Arctic LNG 2 project in March 2019 in the amount of RR 308.6 billion, as well as the recognition of non-cash foreign exchange effects on foreign currency denominated loans of the Group and its joint ventures in both reporting periods.
Excluding the effects from the disposal of interests in subsidiaries and joint ventures and foreign exchange differences, Normalized profit attributable to shareholders of PAO NOVATEK increased to RR 65.7 billion (RR 21.82 per share), or by 40.1%, as compared to the corresponding period in 2018.
In the first quarter of 2019, our total revenues amounted to RR 234.1 billion and Normalized EBITDA, including our share in EBITDA of joint ventures, totalled RR 117.9 billion, representing quarter-on-quarter increases of 30.5% and 54.6%, respectively.
PAO NOVATEK is one of the largest independent natural gas producers in Russia, and in 2017, entered the global gas 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. The Company’s upstream activities 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”.