Aker Solutions' Subsea Business Does Best in Q3 2013

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Wednesday, November 06, 2013
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Aker Solutions ASA publish their third-quarter results 2013 showing a fairly even performance in the group's sectors, but in subsea widening its profit margin to 10.9 percent from 8.7 percent a year earlier.

Financial Highlights

  • Sales were NOK 10.9 billion in the third quarter of 2013, compared with NOK 11.2 in the third quarter of 2012.
  • Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 1.07 billion in the quarter, compared with NOK 1.12 billion in the year-earlier period.
  • The EBITDA margin was 9.8 percent in the quarter, compared with 10.1 percent a year earlier.
  • Earnings per share (EPS) were NOK 1.46 in the quarter, versus NOK 2.04 a year earlier.
  • The order intake was NOK 11.9 billion in the quarter, compared with NOK 16.9 billion a year earlier.
  • The order backlog was NOK 60.6 billion at the end of the quarter. The year-earlier backlog was NOK 59.7 billion and included a rig contract worth NOK 11 billion that was cancelled in June 2013

Key Developments

Aker Solutions' earnings for the third quarter of 2013 showed a steady improvement in profit compared with the first half of the year, helped by improved execution in several business areas and key deliveries. The EBITDA margin rose to 9.8 percent in the quarter from 7.9 percent in the first half.

"Improvement programmes in several business areas, including umbilicals, subsea and well-intervention services, started to pay off in the third quarter," Executive Chairman Øyvind Eriksen said. "We passed some important milestones, with the Skandi Aker vessel beginning a two-year contract in September and with the delivery in July of the Ekofisk Zulu platform, which achieved first oil production in October."

The four largest business areas - subsea, drilling technologies, engineering and maintenance, modifications and operations (MMO) - accounted for 82 percent of sales and 75 percent of EBITDA. The subsea and drilling technologies units increased their revenue in the quarter, compared with a year earlier, while the engineering and MMO divisions had somewhat weaker sales.

Subsea, the biggest business area, widened its profit margin to 10.9 percent from 8.7 percent a year earlier, aided by better project execution and strong subsea-services activity in Norway. Improvement programmes also boosted the earnings of the well-intervention services and umbilicals businesses. Umbilicals posted its first quarterly profit for the year after strengthening operations at a Norwegian plant and winning key contracts in the US.

Outlook

Aker Solutions experiences robust demand for its products and services in most markets and is well-positioned in the fast-growing deepwater offshore segment. Order intake and tender activity remain strong. At the same time, oil companies have delayed some projects amid cashflow concerns, increasing uncertainty about future investments and the timing of contract awards to oil-services providers.

The company says it has has recently agreed to sell its mooring and loading systems business to Cargotec for an enterprise value of NOK 1.4 billion. Proceeds from the sale will be used to develop the company's main business in the deepwater and subsea oil-services segments, building on a strategy to deepen the focus on core growth segments.
 

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