Technip: First Quarter 2008
- Order intake up 7.5% yoy
- Revenue increased 2.4% yoy to €1.8 billion (+8.5% excluding exchange rates translation impact)
- Subsea EBITDA margin 23% and operating margin 17.9%
- Onshore and Offshore combined operating margin 3.4%
- Net income rose 32% yoy to €89.9 million
- Backlog of €8,625 million, of which 40% is Subsea
- Subsequent to FX translation impact, Group revenue updated to €7.4 - €7.6 billion with Subsea revenue growth of 10% reaffirmed
- Subsea operating margin should exceed 16%
- Onshore and Offshore combined operating margin target maintained at 3.8%
- Group operating margin 7.6%
May 15, 2008 01:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
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Technip (Paris:TEC) (ISIN:FR0000131708):
|€ in millions, (except EPS)||1Q 08||1Q 07||% change||excluding
|Revenue||1,816.8||1,774.7||+ 2.4%||+ 8.5%|
|EBITDA(1)||170.9||143.8||+ 18.8%||+ 23.1%|
+ 130 bp
|+ 112 bp|
|Operating Income(2)||136.9||107.9||+ 26.9%||+ 30.4%|
|7.5%||6.1%||+ 140 bp||+ 126 bp|
|Net Income||89.9||68.1||+ 32.0%|
|EPS (€)||0.85||0.65||+ 31.6%|
(1) Calculated as Operating Income from recurring activities pre depreciation and amortization
(2) From recurring activities
On May 14, 2008, Technip’s Board of Directors approved the non-audited first quarter 2008 consolidated accounts.
Thierry Pilenko, Chairman and CEO, commented: “In a quarter that is seasonally lower, our Subsea business performed very well with an EBITDA margin of 23%, the result of good project execution across all regions. In the Offshore business, two major fabrication projects, the Perdido SPAR hull for the Gulf of Mexico and the Akpo FPSO for Nigeria are nearing completion and should sail-away before the end of the second quarter 2008. In the Onshore business segment, projects performed as planned.
The Oil & Gas market continues to be robust for our three business segments and although no large projects have been awarded this quarter, a significant number of smaller projects were awarded to Technip, which increased our order intake by 7.5% compared to last year. Many of these projects are FEEDs or early studies that will position Technip well for the subsequent award and execution of the main projects.
Subsea now represents 40.3% of our backlog and we have raised our Subsea operating margin forecast to above 16% for the year while maintaining our combined operating margin forecast for the Onshore and Offshore segments. Subsequently we estimate Group operating margin will be 7.6%”
As of January 1, 2008 Technip’s financial statements are reported as follows, in addition to Corporate, which is unchanged:
- SUBSEA: formerly “SURF”
- OFFSHORE: formerly “Offshore Facilities”
- ONSHORE: combines former “Onshore-Downstream” and “Industries”
Pro-forma figures are provided for 2007.
I. FIRST QUARTER 2008
A. OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
Ongoing projects progressed well for the Subsea business segment. The first production flexible flowlines were installed on the Agbami project, offshore Nigeria. MA-D6, offshore India, is nearing completion. The Group’s fleet utilization rate was 71% during the first quarter, as several vessels were in dry dock. Meanwhile the flexible pipe manufacturing plants produced at full capacity.
The Offshore business segment advanced on a multitude of projects: Akpo FPSO module interconnection has been completed at the yard in Korea, and the Perdido Spar hull is expected to sail away from the Pori yard in Finland to the Gulf of Mexico, during the second quarter.
Concerning the Tahiti Spar project, the replacement of mooring shackles has been completed. Technip and Chevron have entered into discussions to resolve contractual differences related to this matter, yet arbitration cannot be excluded. On the other SPAR project affected by metallurgical problems on certain mooring shackles, Technip’s solution to the client, including replacement shackles, continues to progress. The replacement costs for shackles are usually covered by the insurance policies of either the customer, the manufacturer (or any other party involved) or Technip.
A large number of projects are on course in the Onshore business segment: the Yemen and Qatar LNG and gas treatment projects, Khursaniyah gas treatment project in Saudi Arabia, three Ethylene projects in the Middle East (Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Qatar) and Dung Quat refinery in Vietnam, as well as Horizon heavy oil upgrader in Canada. Among other contracts, two smaller projects are now practically completed in North America and Asia Pacific.
Following the agreement signed on QatarGas II project end of January, 2008, another agreement was signed on RasGas III / AKG2 projects in March 2008. Technip, along with its joint venture partner, Chiyoda, continues to negotiate with the customer on Qatargas III&IV project.
B. ORDER INTAKE AND BACKLOG
During the first quarter 2008, Technip’s order intake reached EUR 1,592.3 million compared to EUR 1,481.3 million during the first quarter 2007. Listed in annex II (d) are the main contracts that came into force during the first quarter 2008 along with their approximate value (Group share) if publicly disclosed. The breakdown of the order intake by business segment during the first quarter 2008 is as follows:
- Subsea 45.9%
- Offshore 10.1%
- Onshore 44.0%
At the end of first quarter 2008 Group backlog amounted to EUR 8,625.3 million, compared to EUR 9,389.5 million at the end of 2007. The backlog breakdown by business segment, as of March 31, 2008, is as follows:
- Subsea 40.3% (1)
- Offshore 6.6%
- Onshore 53.1%
C. ASSETS AND CAPEX
Technip’s capex for the first quarter 2008 amounted to EUR 68.1 million (cash impact) compared to EUR 35.3 million for the same quarter 2007.
Flexible pipe manufacturing plants:
- Technip signed an agreement with the Tanjung Langsat Port (Malaysia) for a 20-hectare (49-acre) land lease to set up a new flexible pipe manufacturing plant.
- The expansion of the Vitoria (Brazil) plant’s storage area and installation of a new large capacity crane, 800 tons, in Le Trait (France) to facilitate the loading of vessels are advancing as planned. These programs should be completed in 2008 and 2009, respectively.
- The new pipelay construction vessel is under construction at the STX Heavy Industries of Korea yard in China. Her estimated delivery is for 2010.
- The Skandi Arctic, 50% owned by Technip, a new diving support vessel to be dedicated to the Norwegian North Sea, is expected to be delivered at the end of 2008.
- A contact has been signed with Petrobras for a new flexible pipelay vessel, 50% owned by Technip, dedicated to the Brazilian deep water. She is expected to join the fleet end of 2009.
Technip’s 2007 - 2010 capex program has been impacted by the sharp increase in costs (raw materials and labor) and scope variation by around EUR 200 million. These elements have also impacted maintenance costs by an estimated EUR 100 million for 2008 - 2010. Technip is dedicated to further increasing its Subsea asset base which is expected to provide a ROCE of at least 15%.
1 Concerning long term frame agreement for offshore inspection repair and maintenance, Technip books in its backlog the estimated expected value of these activities for the current year only.
II. FIRST QUARTER 2008 FINANCIAL RESULTS
At EUR 1,816.8 million, first quarter 2008 Group revenue was up 2.4% compared to the first quarter 2007 or excluding exchange rate translation impact, revenue increased 8.5% over the prior year. This was primarily due to the 14% depreciation of the US dollar and associated currencies which had a negative impact of EUR 112.9 million on Group revenue.
- Subsea revenue reached EUR 549.1 million, compared to EUR 576.3 million during first quarter 2007, generated by the Agbami (Nigeria), MA-D6 (India), P-52 (Brazil), Kupe (New Zealand) and Pazflor (Angola) projects, as well as medium and small size projects in the North Sea.
- Offshore revenue was EUR 186.8 million, down 16.2% compared to the same period one year ago. The main contributors were the Perdido Spar project in the Gulf of Mexico as well as the Akpo FPSO in Nigeria.
- Onshore revenue was EUR 1,080.7 million, up 10.8% compared to EUR 975.6 million during first quarter 2007. Main contributors were the Khursaniyah project in Saudi Arabia, the four LNG projects in Qatar and Yemen, three large ethylene steam-cracker projects in Qatar, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the Horizon heavy oil project in Canada, as well as the Dung Quat refinery in Vietnam.
2. Operating Income from Recurring Activities
First quarter 2008 Group operating income from recurring activities was EUR 136.9 million, up 26.9% compared to EUR 107.9 million recorded during the first quarter 2007. Excluding foreign exchange translation impact, operating income year-over-year was up 30.4%.
- Subsea operating income from recurring activities was EUR 98.2 million during first quarter 2008, up 48.3% compared to the same period a year ago. The associated margin reached 17.9%, compared to 11.5% during first quarter 2007.
- Offshore operating income from recurring activities is down 17.1% at EUR 9.7 million, compared to EUR 11.7 million during the first quarter 2007. The associated margin was 5.2% during the first quarter 2008 compared to 5.3% a year ago.
- Onshore operating income from recurring activities during the first quarter 2008 was up 4.1% at EUR 33.2 million, compared to EUR 31.9 million a year ago. The associated margin was 3.1% during the first quarter 2008 compared to 3.3% a year ago.
Financial income from contracts accounted as revenue, amounted to EUR 14.5 million during the first quarter 2008, of which EUR 8.4 million is associated with Onshore, compared to EUR 27.3 million and EUR 18.4 million during first quarter 2007, respectively.
Operating income from recurring activities excludes income from the sale of activities as follows.
3. Income from Activity Disposal
During first quarter 2008 there was no activity disposal.
During first quarter 2007, income from activities disposal, amounted to EUR 14.6 million (Sale of PSSL and PSSI in the Subsea segment) after EUR 8.0 million in goodwill amortization.
4. Operating Income
During the first quarter 2008, Group operating income amounted to EUR 136.9 million, up 11.8% compared to EUR 122.5 million recorded a year ago.
Net financial charges were EUR 8.3 million including a EUR 3.2 million negative impact of foreign currency exchange rate variation and from IAS 32-39 on hedging instruments’ fair market value.
Income tax was EUR 38.8 million. The effective tax rate stood at 30.2% compared to 27.8% one year ago.
Net income was up 32.0% at EUR 89.9 million, compared to EUR 68.1 million during the first quarter 2007.
Diluted EPS was EUR 0.85 in the first quarter 2008, an increase of 31.6%, compared to EUR 0.65 one year ago.
Average number of shares during the period on a diluted basis is calculated as per IFRS. For the first quarter 2008 this number of shares stood at 105,314,199 and 104,954,825 shares for the first quarter 2007.
6. Cash and Balance Sheet
At the end of March 2008, the net cash position decreased to EUR 1,591.0 million compared to EUR 1,704.3 million at the end of 2007.
Cash generated from operations increased 53% year-on-year to EUR 123.3 million, working capital declined by EUR 64.5 million, and capital expenditures amounted to EUR 68.1 million.
Shareholders’ equity as of March 31, 2008 was EUR 2,261.7 million compared to EUR 2,178.4 million as of December 31, 2007.
The first quarter 2008 results information package includes this press release and the annexes that follow as well as a presentation published on the Group’s web site: www.technip.com
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Some of these risk factors are set forth and discussed in more detail in our Annual Report. Should one of these known or unknown risks materialize, or should our underlying assumptions prove incorrect, our future results could be adversely affected, causing these results to differ materially from those expressed in our forward-looking statements. These factors are not necessarily all of the important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in any of our forward-looking statements. Other unknown or unpredictable factors also could have material adverse effects on our future results. The forward-looking statements included in this release are made only as of the date of this release. We cannot assure you that projected results or events will be achieved. We do not intend, and do not assume any obligation to update any industry information or forward looking information set forth in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.
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With a workforce of 23,000 people, Technip ranks among the top five corporations in the field of oil, gas and petrochemical engineering, construction and services. The Group is headquartered in Paris.
The Group’s main operations and engineering centers and business units are located in France, Italy, Germany, the UK, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, the USA, Brazil, Abu-Dhabi, China, India, Malaysia and Australia.
In support of its activities, the Group manufactures flexible pipes and umbilicals, and builds offshore platforms in its manufacturing plants and fabrication yards in France, Brazil, the UK, the USA, Finland and Angola, and has a fleet of specialized vessels for pipeline installation and subsea construction.
The Technip share is listed in Paris on Euronext Paris.
ANNEX I (a)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME
IFRS, Not Audited
Euros in millions
(except EPS, E/ADS and average number of shares)
|Research & Development Expenses||(10.9)||(8.5)|
|SG&A & Other Operating Income (Expenses)||(93.9)||(87.8)|
|Operating Income from
|Income from Sale of Activities||-||14.6|
|Financial Income (Charges)||(8.3)||(20.6)|
|Income of Equity Affiliates||0.2||1.4|
|Profit Before Tax||128.8||103.3|
|Tax on Income from Sale of Activities||-||(7.2)|
|Average Number of Shares during the period on a diluted basis||105,314,199||104,954,825|
|EPS (€) on a Diluted Basis||0.85||0.65|
E/ADS ($) on a Diluted Basis1
1 Earnings per American Depositary Share (E/ADS) are in U.S. dollars and, for all periods, are calculated based upon diluted EPS in euros converted into US dollars using the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noon buying rate (USD/EUR) of 1.5805 as of March 31, 2008.
ANNEX I (b)
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET
IFRS, Not Audited
|Euros in millions||March 31, 2008||
Dec. 31, 2007
|Deferred Taxes and Other Non-Current Assets||182.8||184.7|
|Inventories, Customer & Other Receivables||
|Cash & Cash Equivalents||2,334.8||2,401.5|
|Shareholders’ Equity (Parent Company)||2,261.7||2,178.4|
|Deferred Taxes and Other Non-Current Liabilities||167.0||174.2|
|Accounts Payable & Other Advances Received||2,805.2||2,938.3|
|TOTAL SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY & LIABILITIES||8,028.6||8,099.3|
|Changes in Shareholders’ Equity (Parent Company)|
|Shareholders’ Equity as of December 31, 2007||2,178.4|
|First quarter 2008 Net Income||89.9|
|IAS 32 and 39 Impacts||24.4|
|Translation Adjustments and Other||(31.5)|
|Shareholders’ Equity as of March 31, 2008||2,261.7|
ANNEX I (c)
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF CASH FLOWS
|Euros in millions||First Quarter|
|Depreciation of Property, Plant & Equipment||34.0||35.9|
|Stock Option and Performance Share Charge||3.1||1.2|
|Long-Term Provisions (Including Employee Benefits)||2.5||0.6|
|Reduction of Goodwill Related to Realized Income Tax Loss Carry Forwards not previously Recognized||-||2.5|
|Deferred Income Tax||(6.1)||(12.5)|
|Capital (Gain) Loss on Asset / Activity Sales||-||(14.8)|
|Minority Interests and Other||(0.1)||(0.2)|
|Cash from Operations||123.3||80.8|
|Change in Working Capital||(64.5)||53.9|
|Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Operating Activities||58.8||134.7|
|Cash Proceeds from Asset Sales||0.8||1.0|
|Change of Scope of Consolidation||0.1||66.3|
|Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Investment Activities||(67.2)||32.0|
|Increase (Decrease) in Debt||47.5||10.8|
|Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities||48.0||(72.5)|
|Foreign Exchange Translation Adjustment||(106.3)||(15.7)|
|Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents||(66.7)||78.5|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents at Period Beginning||2,401.5||2,402.8|
|Cash and Cash Equivalents at Period End||2,334.8||2,481.3|
ANNEX I (d)
TREASURY AND FINANCIAL DEBT - CURRENCY RATES
Euros in millions
|Treasury and Financial Debt|
|Mar. 31, 2008||Dec. 31, 2007||Mar. 31, 2007|
|Cash & Cash Equivalents (A)||2,334.8||2,401.5||2,481.3|
|Non Current Debts||650.0||653.3||666.5|
|Gross Debt (B)||743.8||697.2||869.8|
|Net Financial Cash (Debt) (A - B)||1,591.0||1,704.3||1,611.5|
Euro versus Foreign Currency Conversion Rates
|Statement of Income||Balance Sheet as of|
|1Q 08||1Q 07||
March 31 2008
Dec. 31 2007
ANNEX II (a)
REVENUE BY REGION
|Euros in millions||First Quarter|
|Europe, Russia, C. Asia||279.5||253.1||10.4%|
ANNEX II (b)
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BY BUSINESS SEGMENT
|Euros in millions||1Q 08||1Q 07||Change|
|Operating Income from Recurring Activities||98.2||66.2||48.3%|
|Operating Income from Recurring Activities||9.7||11.7||(17.1)%|
|Operating Income from Recurring Activities||33.2||31.9||4.1%|
ANNEX II (c)
ORDER INTAKE & BACKLOG
|Euros in millions||Order Intake by Business Segment|
|Backlog by Business Segment|
Mar. 31, 2008
Dec. 31, 2007
|Backlog by Region|
Mar. 31, 2008
Dec. 31, 2007
Mar. 31, 2007
|Europe, Russia, C Asia||1,729.0||1,691.8||1,094.4|
|March 31, 2008 Backlog Estimated Scheduling|
2008 (9 months)
|2010 and Beyond||764||30||280||1,074|
ANNEX II (d)
|First quarter 2008, Technip’s order intake reached EUR 1,592.3 million compared to EUR 1.481,3 million in 2007. Listed below are the main contracts that came into force during the first quarter 2008 along with their approximate value (Group share) if publicly disclosed:|
|Since April 1, 2008, Technip has also announced the following contract awards which were not included in the backlog as of March 31, 2008:|
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