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HMS Group Announces Financial Results for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2011
HMS Group announces its unaudited IFRS financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2011.
Artem Molchanov, Managing Director (CEO) of HMS Group, commented:
ďWe successfully completed our initial public offering on the London Stock Exchange in February this year giving HMS access to the equity capital markets. From the proceeds of the IPO we have been able to repay more than half of our outstanding debt and we are now in a strong position to finance future M&A transactions as and when attractive opportunities arise.
We are currently working on several large infrastructure projects for our major customers in the oil extraction, transportation, power generation, water treatment and utilities sectors. Also we continue to negotiate with our key clients as to the possibilities for further participation in contracts and tenders in those market segments.
Our M&A strategy is on the right track and during the first quarter of 2011 we held negotiations with several companies and we hope to complete one deal in the near future.
We enjoyed another successful quarter of sustainable growth, which provides us with confidence that we should be able to achieve impressive results in 2011, and we expect growth to continue in 2012-2013.Ē
Our revenue increased by 84% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011, primarily driven by recognition of revenue from large ongoing infrastructure contracts in oil transportation and oil field construction, as well as by consolidation of Giprotyumenneftegaz (GTNG) in 2010. The organic year-on-year revenue in the first quarter of 2011 was up by 70% and amounted to RUB 6,526 million.
The order backlog decreased by 31% year-on-year to RUB 15,799 million in the first quarter of 2011, due to revenue recognition from pump-integrated solutions in oil transportation. We anticipate that we will be able to replace this gap with new contracts in autumn 2011. The second reason why there was a reduction in the order backlog was low margin nature of the majority of the construction projects in the EPC segment, which the Company consciously avoids.
Cost of sales increased by 63% year-on-year to RUB 4,980 million in the first quarter of 2011, mainly due to an increase in the scale of HMS Groupís activities. Cost of sales did however decrease as a percentage of revenues from 79.8% in first quarter of 2010 to 70.6% in reporting quarter.
Selling, general and administrative and other operating expenses increased by 5% year-on-year to RUB 694 million for the first quarter of 2011. Excluding a one-off foreign exchange loss, connected to the conversion of the IPO proceeds and an increase in RUB/USD exchange rate in February, these expenses decreased by 2% year-on-year, to RUB 633 million, a relatively low amount, when taking into consideration HMS Groupís impressive revenue growth.
The Groupís EBITDA more than tripled year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011, mainly due to the execution of large high-margin infrastructure contracts in oil transportation, margin growth in other segments of the pump market, and the consolidation of GTNG, combined with a low reported EBITDA in the first quarter of 2010. The performance was also improved as a result of effective cost control by hedging the costs of raw materials and supplies, the higher-than-average profitability of construction contracts, effective SG&A cost control and economies of scale. The Groupís EBITDA margin therefore increased to 22.5% in the quarter, compared to 11.2% in the corresponding period of 2010.
As a result of the above, the Group generated a substantial year-on-year increase in operating profit in the first quarter of 2011, as a result of the above mentioned factors. The Groupís operating profit margin increased to 19.5% in the reporting period from 3% in the first quarter of 2010.
The Groupís interest expenses decreased by 41.5% year-on-year to RUB 121 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to RUB 207 million in the corresponding quarter of 2010, following the decrease in interest costs, as well as debt repayments. Interest expenses/revenue ratio decreased from 5.4% in the first quarter of 2010 to 1.7% in the reporting period.
The Group reported profit for the period of RUB 991 million in the first quarter, compared to a net loss in the corresponding period of 2010. The profit for the period is attributable to the growth of operational profit and a reduction in finance costs.
Industrial Pumps Business Segment
The industrial pumps business segment designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies a diverse range of pumps and integrated solutions to customers in the oil and gas, power generation and water utility sectors in Russia, the CIS and internationally. The business segmentís principal products include ready-made pumps built to standard specifications, customised pumps and pump equipment and integrated pump systems. It also provides aftermarket sales, maintenance and repair services and other support for its products.
The industrial pumps business segmentís revenues nearly trippled year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011 and amounted to RUB 4,427 million, compared to RUB 1,488 million in the first quarter of 2010. The increase is primarily attributable to the ongoing execution of large-scale projects for the delivery of integrated pumping systems to major customers in the oil transportation sector, as well as a stable order intake of regular contracts.
The industrial pumps businessís EBITDA increased by 446% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011 to RUB 1,285 million, compared to RUB 235 million in the corresponding period of 2010, mainly as a result of large high-margin contracts in oil transportation and power generation, growing profit margin for other types of pumping equipment, as well as a low EBITDA base in the first quarter of 2010. The EBITDA margin increased to 29.0%, compared to 15.8% in the first quarter of 2010.
Modular Equipment Business Segment
The modular equipment business segment manufactures and installs modular pumping stations, automated metering equipment, oil, gas and water processing and preparation units and other equipment and systems for use primarily in oil extraction and transportation, as well as for the water utility sector. The segmentís products are equipment packages and systems installed inside a self-contained, freestanding structure which can be transported on trailers and delivered to and installed on the customerís site as a modular but fully integrated part of the customerís operations.
The modular equipment business segmentís revenues decreased by 7% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2011 to RUB 1,148 million, compared to RUB 1,235 million in the corresponding quarter of 2010. The segmentís EBITDA increased by 3% year-on-year to RUB 143 million in the reporting quarter, compared to RUB 138 million in the first quarter of 2010. The EBITDA margin increased to 12.4%, compared to 11.2% in the first quarter of 2010. These changes reflect average quarterly fluctuations.
Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) Business Segment
The engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) business segment designs, engineers, project manages and constructs projects, including on a turn-key basis, for customers in the upstream oil and gas, oil transportation and water utility sectors.
Revenues of the EPC business increased by 34% year-on-year to RUB 1,452 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to RUB 1,086 million in the corresponding quarter of 2010, primarily due to the consolidation of GTNG.
The segmentís EBITDA more than doubled year-on-year and totalled RUB 150 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to RUB 69 million in the first quarter of 2010, following the consolidation of GTNG.
Organic revenue, excluding the impact of the GTNG acquisition, decreased by 15% year-on-year, and organic EBITDA decreased by 37% year-on-year. The decrease reflects a continuous pricing pressure in the construction component of the EPC business.
Net cash outflow from operating activities decreased to RUB 840 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to net cash inflow of RUB 1,986 million in the first quarter of 2010, as a result of changes in working capital.
Net cash outflow used for investing activities totalled RUB 241 million in the first quarter of 2011, compared to RUB 50 million in the first quarter of 2010, largely due to an increase in capital expenditures following a scaling down of CAPEX in the first quarter of 2010 as a result of the economic downturn. The Group spent RUB 235 million on capital expenditure, compared to RUB 58 million spent in the corresponding period of 2010.
The total debt decreased by 52% year-on-year to RUB 2,688 million in the reporting quarter, compared to RUB 5,629 million in the first quarter of 2010. The Group repaid approximately RUB 3.3 billion of its indebtedness using the proceeds, received from the IPO in February 2011. The net debt/ last twelve months EBITDA ratio to the end of the first quarter of 2011 amounted to 0.4. The Groupís cash balances stood at RUB 683 million as of March 31, 2011, compared to RUB 2,960 million as of March 31, 2010.
The Groupís working capital amounted to 16% of total revenue in the reporting quarter, compared to 13% in the first quarter of 2010. The increase is primarily attributable to the execution of large infrastructure contracts, since the advance payments for those contracts were received in the spring and summer of 2010. The remaining payment is anticipated in the summer and autumn period of 2011, which will consequently bring our working capital to its target level of 10-15% of total revenue. Source: HMS
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