Kemerovo, Russian Federation – OJSC “Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company” (RTS/MICEX: “KBTK”), one of the fastest-growing thermal coal producers in Russia, is pleased to announce the unaudited consolidated IFRS financial results for Q2 and 6 months ended June 30, 2012.
|Cost of sales||4,451||5,358||-17%||9,809||8,419||17%|
|Production cash costs per tonne, RUB||875||777||13%||823||660||25%|
|Gross profit margin||8.3%||19.5%||14.7%||17.3%|
|Distribution, administrative and other costs||416||448||-7%||864||771||12%|
|Operating profit margin||12.7%||7.2%||9.9%|
|Net profit margin||13.5%||4.4%||7.8%|
In Q2 2012, due to changing conditions in the export markets and the traditional seasonal decline in sales volumes of coal, most indicators showed a decline on the results of Q1.
Revenue for the six months of 2012 amounted to RUB 11,505 mln., up 13% over the same period last year (6M 2011: RUB 10,182 mln.). The seasonal decrease in coal sales on the domestic market in Q2 2012, revenue decreased by 27% to RUB 4,853 mln., compared to RUB 6,653 mln., received in Q1 2012.
The seasonal decline in revenue combined with an increase in costs of sales due to an stripping ratio increase in Q2 2012, resulted in a quarterly EBITDA decrease of 77% to RUB 259 mln. (Q1 2012: RUB 1,117 mln.). For the 6M 2012 EBITDA decreased by 7% to RUB 1,375 mln. (6M 2011: RUB 1,473 mln.).
For 6M 2012 the Company received RUB 505 mln. net income, which is 36% lower than the same period in 2011 (6M 2011: RUB 793 mln.). At the same time, in Q2 2012 was recorded a loss of RUB 391 mln.
Commenting on the financial results of the Company, Deputy CEO Eduard Alexeenko said:
«The company has already demonstrated a loss of RUB 275 mln. in Q2 2010, during the Company's IPO, but the current situation is quite different. In 2012, the losses are related to foreign exchange loss on debt denominated in foreign currency. In the fall of the price of coal on the international markets by 30% and increased stripping ratio, the Company managed to break even on operating results».
|RUB mln.||30.06.12||31.03.12||Ch.||% of total||30.06.11||Ch.3|
|Long term loans||5,515||4,001||35%||80%||1,894||186%|
|Short term loans||1,333||1,237||8%||20%||146||813%|
|Total debt, incl.:||6,747||5,238||29%||2,228||203%|
|Cash and cash equivalents||1,146||1,572||-27%||216||431%|
|Net debt / EBITDA5||1.05||0.82||26%||0.66||105%|
Net debt as at June 30, 2012 amounted to RUB 5,131 mln., having increased by 53% from its level on March 31, 2012 (Q1 2012: RUB 3,346 mln.). Compared to the same indicator last year net debt increased by 155% (June 30, 2011: RUB 2,012 mln.) during the quarter. The net debt to EBITDA at the end of the reporting period was 1.05. Company’s debt is increased as part of the investment program for 2012, in particular, the construction washing plant "Kaskad 2".
|Coal production, incl.:||1.90||2.18||-13%||4.08||3.74||9%|
|Stripping, mln. cbm.||19.42||19.29||1%||38.71||31.28||24%|
|Blasted rock mass8, mln. cbm.||9.43||9.54||-1%||18.97||14.54||30%|
|Average stripping transportation
In the first 6M 2012, the volume of production increased by 9% to 4.08 mln. tonnes, over the same period of the previous year (3.74 mln. tonnes). In the Q2 2012 the volume of coal production decreased by 13% quarter-on-quarter and amounted to 1.90 mln. tonnes (Q1 2012 2.18 mln. tonnes).
In the first 6M 2012 the company increased its coal sorting and washing. Sorting volume grew by 19% to 3.00 mln. tonnes (6M 2011: 2.53 mln. tonnes), which corresponds to 74% of total production for the period. In Q2 2012, the amount of sorting was down 11% to 1.41 mln. tonnes (Q1 2012: 1.59 mln. tonnes).
For 6M 2012 the volume of production at the washing plant "Kaskad" has increased by 17% to 0.41 mln. tonnes (6M 2011: 0.35 mln. tonnes). Quarter-on-quarter production of washed coal has increased by 5% to 0.21 mln. tonnes (Q1 2012: 0.20 mln. tonnes).
|Average selling price11, RUB/tonne||1,271||1,352||-6%||1,318||1,165||13%|
|Average export price, RUB/tonne||1,259||1,440||-13%||1,354||1,187||14%|
|Average domestic price, RUB/tonne||1,302||1,233||6%||1,256||1,117||12%|
The volume of coal sales for 6M 2012 increased by 8% to 4.85 mln. tonnes (6M 2011: 4.51 mln. tonnes), while exports totaled 3.06 mln. tonnes, which is a level of 6M 2011, while sales of coal in the domestic market increased by 24% to 1.79 mln. tonnes (6M 2011: 1.44 mln. tonnes).
Due to the traditional decline in trading activity in the domestic market of thermal coal, observed in Q2, the Company reduced its sales compared to Q1 2012 to 27% by implementing the 2.04 mln. tonnes (Q1 2012: 2.81 mln. tonnes). It sold 1.80 mln. tonnes of own coal and 0.24 mln. tonnes of coal purchased from third parties. Quarterly sales in Russia fell by 51% to 0.59 mln. tonnes (Q1 2012: 1.21 mln. tonnes), and the volume of export shipments declined by 10% to 1.45 mln. tonnes (Q1 2012: 1.61 mln. tonnes).
In the first half of 2012 the average price of the Company's coal sales amounted to RUB 1,318 per tonne, up 13% over the same period last year (RUB 1,165 per tonne). Average selling price of coal in the domestic market increased by 12% to RUB 1,256 per tonne (6M 2011: RUB 1,117 per tonne). The average export price in the first 6M 2012 amounted to RUB 1,354 per tonne, an increase of 14% over 6M 2011 (RUB 1,187 per tonne).
In the second quarter of 2012, the average selling price of coal fell by 6% compared with the previous quarter and reached RUB 1,271 per tonne (Q1 2012: RUB 1,352 per tonne). Prices in Russia rose by 6% to RUB 1,302 per tonne (Q1 2012: RUB 1,233 per tonne). Average selling price of coal for export, excluding railroad tariff in Q2 decreased by 13% compared to Q1 2011 to RUB 1,259 per tonne (Q1 2012: RUB 1,440 per tonne).
Cost of sales
|Railway tariff and transportation services||2,251||2,704||-17%||4,955||4,661||6%|
|Extraction, processing and sorting of coal||577||605||-5%||1,182||619||91%|
|Wages, salaries and social charges||354||340||4%||694||587||18%|
|Repair and maintenance||117||91||29%||208||167||25%|
|Mining and environmental taxes||61||68||-10%||129||137||-6%|
|Change in coal stock||-197||-163||21%||-360||-194||86%|
|Cost of sales||4,451||5,258||-17%||9,809||8,419||17%|
In Q2 2012, the cost of sales decreased by 17% quarter-on-quarter, reaching RUB 4,451 mln.(Q1 2012: RUB 5,258 mln.) Cost of sales for 6M 2012 increased by 17% compared to the same period in 2011 and amounted to RUB 9,809 mln. (6M 2011: RUB 8,419 mln.)
Production cash costs
|Consolidated cost of sales||4,451||5,358||-17%||9,809||8,419||17%|
|Excluding cost of sales of subsidiaries||244||705||-65%||949||708||34%|
|OJSC "KTK" cost of sales||4,207||4,653||-10%||8,860||7,711||15%|
|Depreciation (in cost of sales)||-238||-240||-1%||-477||-412||16%|
|Change of inventory balances||45||89||-49%||134||133||1%|
|Railroad tariffs and transportation costs||-2,179||-2,576||-15%||-4,755||-4,582||4%|
|Production cash costs||1,664||1,693||-2%||3,358||2,464||36%|
|Share of production cash costs in
consolidated cost of sales
|Coal production, mln. tonnes||1.90||2.18||-15%||4.08||3.74||9%|
|Total cash costs per 1 tonne of coal, RUB||875||777||13%||823||660||25%|
In Q1 of the Company's cash cost of production per 1 tonne of coal increased by 13% compared to Q1 2012 (RUB 777 per tonne) and reached RUB 975 per tonne due to lower production volume. For 6M 2012 operating cash cost per 1 tonne of coal amounted to RUB 823 per tonne, which is 25% higher than in 2011 (RUB 660 per tonne).
Igor Prokudin, CEO of the Company, commented:
"The results of the Q2 were for us expected. Summer for coal miners – traditionally a period of declining profits. So it was last year, and this year was no exception.
Moreover, the situation in the markets, which has started to change in the first quarter of this year affected the results of Q2. Due to the current market conditions, the Company has adopted a number of anti-crisis measures that will reduce costs and survive the crisis. First, the production plan has been adjusted for a year - it has remained at the level of 2011 (previously we had planned to increase to 9.3 mln. tonnes). Second, negotiations were held with the contractors in key areas and reduced prices on contracts that will optimize the basic costs of the enterprise.
As for investment in 2012 - they will be implemented in full. The main direction of investments - construction of second washing plant, which will be put into operation in Q4 2012. Factory "Kaskad-2" – a strategically important facility for Company as the improvement of the quality of the product - one of the anti-crisis measures, which will produce more than marginal product, reduce costs, and thus provide the desired level of profit. Therefore, the ratio of net debt to EBITDA we plan to retain no more than 2.
Management of the company is continuously monitoring the situation in the presence of KTK to best take into account possible adverse changes in conditions in world markets. At the moment, due to the current difficult situation on export sales, the decision to increase the retail network in Siberia by 20% by the end of the year.
Considering all these facts, I am confident that the management of the Company will make every effort to predict and prevent all risks associated with the possible crisis in the country and the world".
Key events in Q2 2012 and after the reporting date
Resignations and appointments
Prospects for the Q3 and the whole 2012
Management reserved about the prospects of the company in Q3 and the second 6M 2012 Based on the price situation on export markets, the management of the KTK expects the decline in revenue, EBITDA and net profit in 2012 compared with 2011 possible measures for state support coal sector and its export component can have a positive impact on the company's business in Q4 2012.
KTK’s management will host a conference call for investors and analysts followed by a Q&A session on the day of the results.
The Company will be represented by:
Eduard Alexeenko – First deputy CEO
Vasily Rumyantsev – Investor relations manager
The dial-in details are:
Date: Friday, August 24, 2012
Time: 09.00 New York / 14.00 London / 17.00 Moscow12
Title: 6M 2012 IFRS Statements Conference Call of OJSC "Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company"
You can join the conference call by dial-in:
Russia: +7 (495) 705 94 51
UK (toll free): 0800 279 4977
International: +44 (0) 207 784 1036
USA (toll free): 1877 280 22 96
Conference ID: 5747805 (press # after entering Access Code)
The conference call replay will be available for 2 weeks:
Russia: 810 800 2870 1012
UK and International: +44 (0) 20 7111 1244
USA (national): 1866 932 5017
USA: +1 347 366 9565
Replay Access Code: 5747805 (press # after entering Access Code)
The record and transcript of the conference call will be uploaded in 2 weeks:www.oaoktk.ru/investorswww.oaoktk.ru/investors/presentations
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Head of public affairs department
Tel.: +7 (3842) 36-47-62
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OJSC "Kuzbasskaya Toplivnaya Company" (Moscow)
Investor Relations Manager
Tel.: +7 (495) 787-68-05
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1 Here and after figures for the Q1 and Q2 2012 and for 6 month 2011 and 2012 are presented as unaudited
2 EBITDA for each period is defined as results from operating activities, adjusted for amortization and depreciation, impairment loss and profit or loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment. EBITDA is not a measurement of Company’s operating performance under IFRS and should not be considered as an alternative to net income, operating income or any other performance measures derived in accordance with IFRS or as an alternative to cash flow from operating activities or as measure of the Company’s liquidity.
3 Change rates in 30.06.12 to 30.06.11.
4 Included in Other investments.
5 Annualized EBITDA
6 The Company’s business is affected by seasonality of thermal coal demand in Russia and globally. This means its quarterly operational results can be subject to significant fluctuations. Historically, the Сompany has been producing more coal in Q3 and Q4 than in Q1 and Q2 of each year. However, the Company does not guarantee that this trend will continue in the future.
7 Including Kaskad washing plant
8 Included in stripping.
9 Share of coal produced in stripping.
10 Sales of the group of companies, subject to the resale of coal purchased from third parties.
11 Excluding railway tariffs and VAT.
12 We recommend that participants start dialing in 15 minutes before the indicated time to ensure a timely start to the conference call.