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Friday 29 September, 2017

President Energy PLC

Interim Results

RNS Number : 1683S
President Energy PLC
29 September 2017
 

 

 

29 September 2017

PRESIDENT ENERGY PLC

("President", "the Company" or "the Group")

Interim Results

Further to the recently announced major acquisition of producing assets in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina, President Energy (AIM:PPC), the oil and gas upstream company with a diverse portfolio of production and exploration assets focused primarily in Argentina, announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2017.

 

Commenting on today's announcement, Peter Levine, Chairman said:

"We view the future of President positively based on sound and solid expectations. The historic results from H1 2017, bearing little relation to the Group's current position and outlook, are relevant only as a necessary milestone which has been passed and are now in our rear view mirror.

"Our clear objectives are to deliver profits, based on good margins, positive cash flow, capital growth for our shareholders and, in the foreseeable future, provide real income returns to our investors by way of dividends.

"With an experienced Argentine Operational Management team in place, further strengthened through the recent acquisition from Chevron Argentina SRL, the Company is on an upward trajectory with current production in the range 2,300-2,400 boped.

"We now apply ourselves to the tasks in hand with vigour and enthusiasm and have quiet confidence that the periods ahead will show further marked progress."

 

Group Summary

  • President current production* is in the range 2,300-2,400 boepd, an increase of in excess of 400% over the average for H1 2016 and 333% over the period H1 2017 average
  • Results of H1 2017 are a necessary milestone passed and already in the rear view mirror
  • The Company is now on an upward trajectory, substantially cash generative on an operating basis with each producing area contributing positively on a field level
  • The newly acquired Puesto Flores/Estancia Vieja Concession is producing in line with expectations
  • The successful now completed workover program at the 35 year Puesto Guardian Concession, Salta Province continues to grow production with the well-stock having individually demonstrated capability to produce 1,200 bopd in aggregate
  • Over the 7 months of continuous back to back workovers which commenced in H1 2017, no days were lost to mechanical or safety issues and the programme has now been completed  on time and on budget
  • Louisiana acquisition made in H1 2017 continues to produce ahead of expectations and is now benefiting from increased WTI oil prices
  • Detailed geoscience work undertaken in H1 2017 including targeted geochemical surveys over our extensive exploration licences in Argentina and Paraguay provides strong support to the prospectivity of these areas
  • Paraguay farm-out process proceeding and generating increasing interest including from Majors with the next near term step being the permitting of access to the data room
  • Farm-out process of the Company's exploration areas in Salta Province, Argentina to commence in the New Year
  • Experienced Argentine Management team in place, further strengthened following the recent acquisition

Summary for H1 2017

  • Group production increased by 31% to 691 boepd over the same period in 2016 (H1 2016: 525 boepd) 
  • Argentine production in period significantly increased by 44% over H1 2016
  • Overall sales increased by 24% to US$5.6 million (H1 2016: US$4.6 million)
  • Cash balance at period end of US$4.7 million (H1 2016: US$1.1 million) after cash payment of US$2.25 million for the Louisiana acquisition
  • USA average realised prices increased by 34% to US$47 per barrel (H1 2016: US$35 per barrel) with average Argentine realised price of US$50 reflecting the move from regulated to market price (H1 2016: US$58 per barrel)
  • Gross loss in period reduced by 18% to US$1.9 million (H1 2016: US$2.3 million loss) after taking into account US$1.1 million spent on workovers (H1 2016: US$1.5 million), the benefit of which will be recorded in H2 2017, as well as US$ 1.5 million of depreciation (H1 2016: US$1.4 million)
  • Total assets increased by 7% to US$173.2 million (H1 2016: US$161.3 million)

 

Outlook

  • President looks forward to the rest of 2017 and thereafter with soundly based and realistic expectations
  • The recent acquisition of Puesto Flores / Estancia Vieja Concession gives the Company a stable and profitable cashflow
  • President is planning for material growth by both expanding production in our assets and by acquisition of quality producing assets
  • Although still early days, the Company is pleased with the interest level shown in its Paraguay farm-out process with the next stage being permitting access to the data room
  • Work programme aimed at increasing production at the new acquisitions anticipated to commence in Q1 2018 and extending for 36 months with initially workovers and then drilling planned
  • With the macro economic climate in Argentina improving, President views the future with confidence and looks forward to capitalising in the near to medium term on the already significantly positive change in the Group's financial position and prospects

 

 

* Production means the production of hydrocarbons that a Concession owner has the legal and contractual right to retain inter alia subject to payment of all landowner and royalty payments

Miles Biggins, BSc Joint Honours University College London, with 25 years of experience in the oil and gas sector, is a Petroleum Engineer and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers who meets the criteria of qualified persons under the AIM guidance note for mining and oil and gas companies, has reviewed and approved the technical information contained in this announcement.

The 2017 Interim Report and Financial Statements will be made available at www.presidentenergyplc.comThe Report and Accounts will not be printed and mailed to shareholders though copies will be available on request.

This announcement is inside information for the purposes of article 7 of Regulation 596/2014

 

Notes to Editors

 

President Energy is an oil and gas company listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange (PPC.L) primarily focused in Argentina, with a diverse portfolio of operated onshore producing and exploration assets. The Company has independently assessed 1P reserves in excess of 16 MMboe and 2P reserves of more than 25 MMboe.

 

The Company has operated interests in the Puesto Flores and Estancia Vieja Concession, Rio Negro Province, in the Neuquén Basin of Argentina and in the Puesto Guardian Concession, in the Noroeste Basin in NW Argentina. The Company is focused on growing production in the near term in Argentina. Alongside this, President Energy has cash generative production assets in Louisiana, USA and further significant exploration and development opportunities through its acreage in Paraguay and Argentina.

 

President Energy's second largest shareholder is the IFC, part of the World Bank Group and is actively pursuing value accretive acquisitions of high quality production and development assets in Argentina capable of delivering positive cash flows and shareholder returns. With a strong institutional base of support and an in-country management team, President Energy gives UK investors rare access to the Argentinian growth story combined with world class standards of corporate governance, environmental and social responsibility.

Contact:

President Energy PLC

Peter Levine, Chairman, Chief Executive

Bruce Martin, Chief Financial Officer

 

+44 (0) 207 016 7950

 

finnCap (Nominated Advisor & Joint Broker)

Christopher Raggett, Scott Mathieson, Emily Morris

 

 

+44 (0) 207 220 0573

BMO Capital Markets (Joint Broker)

Jeremy Low, Neil Haycock, Tom Rider

 

 

 +44 (0) 207 236 1010

 

Camarco Financial PR

Billy Clegg, Georgia Edmonds, Mercedes Valenzuela-Goldman

 

+44 (0) 203 757 4980

Chairman's Statement

Summary

The first half of 2017 was a period of substantial activity with the commencement of workover operations at the Puesto Guardian asset, Argentina, acquisition of additional interest in a producing asset in the US and the laying of foundations for the major beneficial changes in the Group during the second half of the year.

As a result of the recently announced acquisition, Group production* is currently in the range 2,300-2,400 boepd, generating positive cash and on an upward trajectory with each of the producing fields contributing positively on an operating level. The benefits will only be partially reflected in the second half of 2017 with the full year impact being shown in 2018.

This level of current daily production equating to an increase of in excess of 400% from the H1 2016 average production and 333% over the figures for H1 2017, clearly illustrates how far the Group has come. This step change has been made possible by the re-focus and strengthening of our Argentinian management team capability which has been key to our acquisition strategy.

Whilst the 1,200bopd target of production from the Puesto Guardian Concession in Salta Province has not been achieved by the time of this Report, the individual producing wells in the Concession there, now significantly increased in number as a result of our workover programme, have demonstrated they are capable of achieving such level of production, being presently constrained by mechanical infrastructure issues.

The workover programme itself has been a success. Wells that have not produced for decades are now producing.  We are now receiving oil from all five fields in the Concession for the first time in many years. All such results support the extent of the reserves in the ground at this 35 year Concession where we have many years at our discretion to choose the right time to exploit the oil in the ground.

Our successful operational experience with the downhole workovers gained in Puesto Guardian will now be put to good use in order to unlock the value across our Argentinian portfolio. In this regard, over the 7 months of continuous back to back workovers, no days were lost due to mechanical or safety issues and the program was performed on time and on budget.

The constraint on production revolves around the centralised nature of the downhole jet pump system used in our wells which is dependent on centralised pumping units in each of our two Central Processing Units. In simple terms, the more wells connected up, and some of these wells are up to 10 kilometres apart, the more horsepower needed. The five Chinese pumps intended to replace the old system have not yet been put in commission by the Chinese manufacturers, six of whose engineers having flown in from China are in the field attending to the pumps. With due application, the issues should be solved and the wells then able to deliver to their optimum. 

Nonetheless, the Concession is operating profitably on a field level and our confidence in Puesto Guardian deliverability remains undimmed with our Reserves at the Concession remaining solid. The Concession term, expiring in 2050, allied with our now diversified asset portfolio gives us the flexibility to spend our capex dollars from time to time where best to ensure returns to our shareholders.  In 2018 this is planned to be predominantly in the prolific Neuquén Basin where our latest Concession is situated, achieving the best realised prices.

This markedly contrasts with what we allege was the performance of our two main service providers in the 2016 DP1002 S/T well. In relation to this, for the avoidance of doubt and without prejudice to our rights, we have already prudently fully provided in our 2016 year end Audited Accounts for all claims that can be made by those parties against us notwithstanding that we vigorously reject the validity of such. We have likewise prudently taken no credit or benefit in our accounts in respect of the substantial claims we have against such parties despite the fact that the Company has received robust supportive legal advice from its roster of experienced oil and gas lawyers. The cases, which are ongoing, are no distraction to the Company's operations and management and the legal costs are limited and manageable being principally contingent on success.

The interim results for H1 2017 show that production during the period has increased by 31% versus the same period in 2016. This was driven by an increase in Argentinian production of 44% with the start of the workover programme and the Triche acquisition in Louisiana.

Louisiana continues to provide positive net cash flow and the Triche acquisition has been a success, delivering results ahead of original expectations. 

The Group has material exploration prospects in both Argentina and Paraguay with total Unrisked Mean Prospective Resources estimated by management to be 4,400 MMboe. In relation to Paraguay, significantly supported by further G&G work during the reporting period including targeted geochemical surveys, the current farm-out process underway is generating an encouraging level of interest including from majors and the next near term step is to permit access to the data room. The Pirity Concession exploration period has approximately one more year to run.

In relation to Argentina exploration, recent G&G work including geochemical surveys has identified very interesting new prospective plays in the Matorras and Ocultar areas both of which have had their exploration licence terms extended by a further 18 months.  Management now expects further additions to the Prospective Resources upon completion of studies in these two areas on top of the 1,400 MMboe of Unrisked Mean Prospective Resources management have already estimated for the Puesto Guardian, Matorras and Ocultar areas. A farm-out process of these exploration areas is planned to commence in the New Year.

The macro investment climate in our core area Argentina continues to materially improve and international investors and leading oil companies show increased interest in the country with IOC's such as Statoil this year entering the country and BP commencing a significant joint venture. President is in an excellent position to expand to be a mid-sized upstream company in Argentina with a strong underlying asset base, cash flow and core experience.

 

Argentina

  • Argentine production in the period significantly increased by 44% over H1 2016
  • Current Argentina production running in excess of 2,000 bopd
  • Extensive workover campaign of existing wells at the Puesto Guardian Concession commenced in H1 2017
  • Strong and experienced Management team now in place, being further strengthened following the recent acquisition
  • Average realised price of US$50 per barrel in Argentina for the period (H1 2016: US$58 per barrel) as prices moved in a stepped way toward parity with market. Current realised average price for President's fields is US$52 per barrel
  • New Geological and Geophysical studies made on the Company's Matorras and Ocultar exploration licences, now extended in period by 18 months show additional propectivity

Paraguay

  • The Group remains committed to its Paraguay exploration assets and a farm-out process is underway generating increasing interest with the next step permitting near term access to the data room
  • The original period of exploration at the Pirity Concession is currently expected to expire in Q4 2018
  • Geological and Geophysical studies continue with newly acquired targeted geochemical surveys strongly supporting the concept of significant accumulation of hydrocarbons with current Management estimates of total Unrisked Mean Prospective Resources of 3,000 MMboe

Louisiana

  • Current Level of Louisiana production is in excess of 300 boepd with the benefit of the increased production from the Triche acquisition announced in April 2017 acquired at a cost of US$2.25 million plus US$400k in contingency payments which purchase is performing ahead of expectations
  • Average realised oil price up 34% to US$47 per barrel for period (H1 2016: US$35 per barrel) and currently above that level 

Australia

·      PEL 82 Block was relinquished without liability

Management

  • Operations in each of our production areas are now being managed direct, in country under the guidance of our experienced respective Country Managers Horacio Rossignoli in Argentina and Scott Daspit in Louisiana. They are supported by our new Group Chief Financial Officer, Bruce Martin who previously occupied senior financial positions in Schlumberger
  • In line with operations being directly managed in Argentina and the USA, Miles Biggins has now been appointed Technical Director moving from his previous position as Chief Operating Officer

Financials

  • Overall sales increased by 24% to US$5.6 million (H1 2016: US$4.6 million)
  • Cash operating profit of US$738k excluding depreciation and non-recurring workovers
  • Average realised prices US$47 per barrel in USA (H1 2016: US$35 per barrel) and US$50 per barrel in Argentina (H1 2016: US$58 per barrel)
  • Cost of Sales of US$7.5 million (H1 2016: US$6.9 million), which includes US$1.1 million (H1 2016: US$1.5 million) on expensed Argentine well workovers designed to increase flow rates
  • Well operating costs, excluding workovers, of US$4.9 million (H1 2016: US$4.0 million) and DD&A of US$1.5 million (H1 2016: US$1.4 million) make up the remaining component of Cost of Sales. On a like for like basis, the well operating costs before DD&A in H1 2017 are US$39.10 per boe (H1 2016: US$41.32 per boe) but these have come down very significantly due to the component of fixed costs particularly in Argentina and the increase in current production of 333% over the H1 2017 average
  • Gross loss of US$1.9 million (H1 2016: US$2.3 million loss) after taking into account US$1.1 million spent on workovers (H1 2016: US$1.5 million), the benefit of which will be recorded in H2 2017, as well as US$ 1.5 million of depreciation (H1 2016: US$1.4 million)
  • Total assets increased by 7% to US$173.2 million (H1 2016: US$161.3 million) principally reflecting the US acquisition, capitalised workovers in Argentina, recoverable Argentine VAT in debtors and the change in cash on hand
  • Cash balance at period end of US$4.7 million (H1 2016: US$1.1 million) after cash outflow from operating activities of US$3.9 million (H1 2016: US$1.9m outflow) and investments of US$10.2 million (H1 2016: US$2.1 million) has now been significantly reduced due to the 333% increase in production over the H1 2017 average
  • The US$10 million revolving loan facility maturing 31 December 2021 was utilised. Subsequent to the period end, President agreed to extend the amount of the facility on the basis referred to in the RNS announcement of the Company dated 21 September 2017.  Whilst the Company considers that such loan is not in any practical respect a current liability, the classification in the accounts as such reflects relevant accounting standards due to aspects of the related party nature of the funding

 

Outlook for H2 2017

  • President looks forward to the rest of 2017 and thereafter with soundly based and realistic expectations
  • Recent acquisition of Puesto Flores / Estancia Vieja Concession gives the Company a stable and profitable cashflow
  • President is planning for material growth by both expanding production in our assets and by acquisition of quality producing assets
  • Although still early days, the Company is pleased with the interest level shown in its Paraguay farm-out process with the next stage permitting access to the data room
  • Work programme aimed at increasing production at the new acquisitions anticipated to commence in Q1 2018 and extending for 36 months with initially workovers and then drilling planned
  • With the macro economic climate in Argentina improving, President views the future with confidence and looks forward to enhancing the already significantly material positive change in the Group's financial position and prospects in the near to medium term

 

 

Glossary of Terms

MMboe

Million barrels of oil equivalent

Bcf.

Billion cubic feet ( gas)

Boepd

Barrels of oil equivalent per day

Bopd

Barrels of oil per day

MMbbls

Million barrels of oil

MMBtu

Million British Thermal Units (gas)

Tcf.

Trillion cubic feet (gas)

YOY

 Year on Year

*Production means the production that a Concession owner has the legal and contractual right to retain

Peter Levine

Chairman

29th September 2017

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

Six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

6 months

 

6 months

 

Year to

 

 

 

 

to 30 June

 

to 30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

Note

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

Continuing Operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

 

 

 

5,626

 

4,552

 

9,900

Cost of sales

 

3

 

(7,505)

 

(6,854)

 

(12,593)

Gross (loss)/profit

 

 

 

(1,879)

 

(2,302)

 

(2,693)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative expenses

 

4

 

(2,319)

 

(2,034)

 

(4,524)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating loss before impairment charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   and non-operating gains

 

 

 

(4,198)

 

(4,336)

 

(7,217)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Impairment charge

 

5

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(11,039)

Non-operating gains

 

6

 

3

 

  -  

 

583

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) after impairment and non-operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

gains

 

 

 

(4,195)

 

(4,336)

 

(17,673)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Investment income -

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interest on bank deposits

 

 

 

61

 

  -  

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Realised gains/(losses) on translation of foreign currencies

 

 

168

 

45

 

(388)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loan fees and interest

 

 

 

(635)

 

(953)

 

(2,431)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit / (loss) before tax

 

 

 

(4,601)

 

(5,244)

 

(20,491)

Income tax (charge)/credit

 

 

 

(136)

 

540

 

6,470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit/(loss) for the period from continuing operations

 

 

(4,737)

 

(4,704)

 

(14,021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 - Items that may be reclassified subsequently

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

foreign operations

 

 

 

(2,592)

 

(5,988)

 

(7,534)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive profit/(loss) for the period attributable to the equity holders of the Parent Company

(7,329)

 

(10,692)

 

(21,555)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US cents

 

US cents

 

US cents

Earnings/ (loss )per share from continuing operations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings/ (loss) per share

 

7

 

(0.9)

 

(1.0)

 

(2.5)

Diluted earnings / (loss) per share

 

7

 

(0.9)

 

(1.0)

 

(2.5)

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Financial Position

As at 30 June 2017

 

 

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

 

 

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

Note

 

 

 

 

 

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible exploration and evaluation assets

 

8

 

103,466

 

103,292

 

103,372

Property, plant and equipment

 

8

 

57,251

 

52,246

 

51,492

 

 

 

 

160,717

 

155,538

 

154,864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deferred tax

 

 

 

727

 

334

 

848

Other non-current assets

 

 

 

502

 

320

 

318

 

 

 

 

161,946

 

156,192

 

156,030

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

9

 

6,502

 

3,972

 

4,510

Stock

 

 

 

87

 

58

 

84

Cash and cash equivalents

 

 

 

4,687

 

1,125

 

17,586

 

 

 

 

11,276

 

5,155

 

22,180

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL ASSETS

 

 

 

173,222

 

161,347

 

178,210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

 

11,507

 

4,468

 

10,793

Borrowings

 

10

 

10,753

 

  -  

 

9,076

 

 

 

 

22,260

 

4,468

 

19,869

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Long-term provisions

 

 

 

4,791

 

3,119

 

4,717

Borrowings

 

10

 

  -  

 

13,910

 

  -  

Deferred tax

 

 

 

5,384

 

11,706

 

5,663

 

 

 

 

10,175

 

28,735

 

10,380

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL LIABILITIES

 

 

 

32,435

 

33,203

 

30,249

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

 

 

22,086

 

16,754

 

22,086

Share premium

 

 

 

227,325

 

201,646

 

227,325

Translation reserve

 

 

 

(44,337)

 

(40,199)

 

(41,745)

Profit and loss account

 

 

 

(71,128)

 

(57,102)

 

(66,391)

Other reserve

 

 

 

6,841

 

7,045

 

6,686

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY

 

 

 

140,787

 

128,144

 

147,961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

173,222

 

161,347

 

178,210

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

 

 

Share capital

 

Share premium

 

Translation reserve

 

Profit and loss account

 

Other reserve

 

Total

 

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2016

 

16,754

 

201,646

 

(34,211)

 

(52,462)

 

6,594

 

138,321

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible loan equity

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

415

 

415

Transfer to P&L account

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

64

 

(64)

 

  -  

Share-based payments

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

100

 

100

Transactions with owners

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

64

 

451

 

515

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(4,704)

 

  -  

 

(4,704)

Exchange differences on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

translation

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(5,988)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(5,988)

Total comprehensive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income/(loss)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(5,988)

 

(4,704)

 

  -  

 

(10,692)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2016

 

16,754

 

201,646

 

(40,199)

 

(57,102)

 

7,045

 

128,144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share-based payments

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

142

 

142

Placing of ordinary shares

 

5,332

 

26,660

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

31,992

Cost of issue

 

  -  

 

(981)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(981)

Convertible loan equity

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(473)

 

(473)

Transfer to P&L account

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

28

 

(28)

 

  -  

Transactions with owners

 

5,332

 

25,679

 

  -  

 

28

 

(359)

 

30,680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(9,317)

 

  -  

 

(9,317)

Exchange differences on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

translation

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(1,546)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(1,546)

Total comprehensive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income/(loss)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(1,546)

 

(9,317)

 

  -  

 

(10,863)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2017

 

22,086

 

227,325

 

(41,745)

 

(66,391)

 

6,686

 

147,961

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Convertible loan equity

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

Transfer to P&L account

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

Share-based payments

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

155

 

155

Transactions with owners

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

155

 

155

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss for the period

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(4,737)

 

  -  

 

(4,737)

Exchange differences on

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

translation

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(2,592)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(2,592)

Total comprehensive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

income/(loss)

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

(2,592)

 

(4,737)

 

  -  

 

(7,329)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 30 June 2017

 

22,086

 

227,325

 

(44,337)

 

(71,128)

 

6,841

 

140,787

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

Six months ended 30 June 2017

 

 

6 months

 

6 months

 

Year to

 

 

to 30 June

 

to 30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from operating activities - (Note 11)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash generated/(consumed) by operations

 

(3,851)

 

(1,879)

 

2,196

Interest received

 

61

 

 -  

 

1

Taxes paid

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

(2)

 

 

(3,790)

 

(1,879)

 

2,195

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from investing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditure on exploration and evaluation assets

 

(183)

 

(411)

 

(578)

Expenditure on development and production assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

(excluding increase in provision for decommissioning)

 

(9,846)

 

(1,697)

 

(13,979)

Payments in advance of future decommisioning costs

 

(184)

 

 -  

 

 -  

Proceeds from asset sales

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

209

Proceeds from insurance

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

585

Expenditure on abandonment

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

(16)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(10,213)

 

(2,108)

 

(13,779)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flows from financing activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from issue of shares (net of expenses)

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

31,011

Loan converted to equity

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

(12,000)

Loan drawdown

 

1,677

 

5,967

 

14,661

Repayment of loan capital

 

 -  

 

 -  

 

(2,000)

Payment of loan interest and fees

 

(457)

 

(835)

 

(2,330)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,220

 

5,132

 

29,342

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net increase/(decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

 

(12,783)

 

1,145

 

17,758

Opening cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

 

17,586

 

217

 

217

Exchange (losses)/gains on cash and cash equivalents

 

(116)

 

(237)

 

(389)

Closing cash and cash equivalents

 

4,687

 

1,125

 

17,586

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Half-Yearly Financial Statements

Six months ended 30 June 2017

 

1 Nature of operations and general information

President Energy PLC and its subsidiaries' (together "the Group") principal activities are the exploration for and the evaluation and production of oil and gas.

 

President Energy PLC is the Group's ultimate parent company. It is incorporated and domiciled in England. The Group has onshore oil and gas production and reserves in Argentina and the USA. The Group also has onshore exploration assets in Paraguay and Argentina. The address of President Energy PLC's registered office is 1200 Century Way, Thorpe Park Business Park, Leeds LS15 8ZA. President Energy PLC's shares are listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

 

These condensed consolidated interim financial statements (the interim financial statements) have been approved for issue by the Board of Directors on 29th September 2017. The financial information for the year ended 31 December 2016 set out in this interim report does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The financial information for the six months ended 30 June 2017 and 30 June 2016 was neither audited nor reviewed by the auditor. The Group's statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2016 have been filed with the Registrar of Companies. The auditor's report on those financial statements was unqualified and did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain a statement under section 498(2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

2 Basis of preparation

The interim financial statements do not include all of the information required for full annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements of the Group for the year ended 31 December 2016, which have been prepared under IFRS as adopted by the European Union.

 

These financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention, except for any derivative financial instruments which have been measured at fair value. The interim financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the accounting policies adopted in the last annual financial statements for the year to 31 December 2016.

 

 

 

 

Notes to the Half-Yearly Financial Statements

Six months ended 30 June 2017

Continued

 

 

 

6 months

 

6 months

 

Year to

 

 

 

to 30 June

 

to 30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

 

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

3 Cost of Sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation

 

1,470

 

1,394

 

2,337

 

Well operating costs

 

6,035

 

5,460

 

10,256

 

 

 

7,505

 

6,854

 

12,593

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Administrative expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Directors and staff cost

 

1,739

 

1,240

 

2,775

 

Share-based payments

 

155

 

100

 

242

 

Depreciation

 

13

 

13

 

27

 

Other

 

412

 

681

 

1,480

 

 

 

2,319

 

2,034

 

4,524

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5  Impairment charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DP1002 well Argentina

 

   -  

 

   -  

 

10,885

 

East White Lake (PP&E)

 

   -  

 

   -  

 

154

 

 

 

   -  

 

   -  

 

11,039

6  Non-operating gains

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Insurance proceeds

 

   -  

 

   -  

 

585

 

Other gains / (losses)

 

3

 

   -  

 

(2)

 

 

 

3

 

   -  

 

583

7 Earnings / (loss) per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net profit / (loss) for the period attributable

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   to the equity holders of the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   Parent Company

 

(4,737)

 

(4,704)

 

(14,021)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number

 

Number

 

Number

 

 

 

'000

 

'000

 

'000

 

Weighted average number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of shares in issue

 

554,655

 

471,697

 

554,655

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings /(loss) per share

 

US cents

 

US cents

 

US cents

 

Basic

 

(0.9)

 

(1.0)

 

(2.5)

 

Diluted

 

(0.9)

 

(1.0)

 

(2.5)

 

 

 

Notes to the Half-Yearly Financial Statements

Six months ended 30 June 2017

Continued

8 Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property

 

 

 

 

 

Intangible

 

Plant and

 

Total

 

 

 

 

 

Equipment

 

 

 

 

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

 

145,225

 

78,625

 

223,850

 

Additions

 

411

 

1,697

 

2,108

 

Exchange difference

 

(270)

 

(8,024)

 

(8,294)

 

At 30 June 2016

 

145,366

 

72,298

 

217,664

 

Additions

 

167

 

13,896

 

14,063

 

Disposals

 

  -  

 

(325)

 

(325)

 

Exchange difference

 

(87)

 

(2,592)

 

(2,679)

 

At 1 January 2017

 

145,446

 

83,277

 

228,723

 

Additions

 

183

 

9,846

 

10,029

 

Exchange difference

 

(89)

 

(3,429)

 

(3,518)

 

At 30 June 2017

 

145,540

 

89,694

 

235,234

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation/Impairment

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2016

 

42,074

 

19,091

 

61,165

 

Exchange difference

 

  -  

 

(446)

 

(446)

 

Charge for the period

 

  -  

 

1,407

 

1,407

 

At 30 June 2016

 

42,074

 

20,052

 

62,126

 

Exchange difference

 

  -  

 

(143)

 

(143)

 

Disposals

 

  -  

 

(120)

 

(120)

 

Impairment

 

 

 

11,039

 

11,039

 

Charge for the period

 

  -  

 

957

 

957

 

At 1 January 2017

 

42,074

 

31,785

 

73,859

 

Charge for the period

 

   -  

 

1,483

 

1,483

 

Exchange difference

 

   -  

 

(825)

 

(825)

 

At 30 June 2016

 

42,074

 

32,443

 

74,517

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Book Value 30 June 2017

 

103,466

 

57,251

 

160,717

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Book Value 30 June 2016

 

103,292

 

52,246

 

155,538

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Book Value 31 December 2016

 

103,372

 

51,492

 

154,864

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9 Trade and other receivables

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

6,385

 

3,928

 

4,459

 

Prepayments

 

117

 

44

 

51

 

 

 

6,502

 

3,972

 

4,510

 

 

Notes to the Half-Yearly Financial Statements

Six months ended 30 June 2017

Continued

10 Borrowings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 June

 

30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IYA Loan

 

10,753

 

9,166

 

9,076

 

IYA Convertible Loan

 

   -  

 

4,744

 

   -  

 

 

 

10,753

 

13,910

 

9,076

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11 Reconciliation of operating profit to net cash outflow from operating activities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 months

 

6 months

 

Year to

 

 

 

to 30 June

 

to 30 June

 

31 Dec

 

 

 

2017

 

2016

 

2016

 

 

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Unaudited)

 

(Audited)

 

 

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

US$000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from operations before taxation

 

(4,601)

 

(5,244)

 

(20,491)

 

Interest on bank deposits

 

(61)

 

  -  

 

(1)

 

Interest payable and loan fees

 

635

 

953

 

2,431

 

Depreciation and impairment of property,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

plant and equipment

 

1,483

 

1,407

 

2,364

 

Impairment charge

 

  -  

 

  -  

 

11,039

 

Gain on non-operating transaction

 

(3)

 

  -  

 

(583)

 

Share-based payments

 

155

 

100

 

242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign exchange difference

 

(168)

 

(45)

 

388

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating cash flows before movements

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in working capital

 

(2,560)

 

(2,829)

 

(4,611)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Increase)/decrease in receivables

 

(2,005)

 

(391)

 

(833)

 

(Decrease)/increase in payables

 

714

 

1,341

 

7,640

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash generated by/(used in)

 

 

 

 

 

 

   operating activities

 

(3,851)

 

(1,879)

 

2,196

 

 


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