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HMS Group IR Release

Moscow

HMS Group announces management statement and financial highlights

for six months 2017

Moscow, Russia – October 6, 2017 – HMS Group Plc (the “Group”) (LSE: HMSG), the leading pump, oil & gas equipment and compressor manufacturer and provider of flow control solutions and related services in Russia and the CIS, today announces its financial results for 6 months ended June 30, 2017.

Financial highlights 6m 2017:

  • Revenue up 5% yoy to Rub 21.3 billion
  • EBITDA1 increased 6% yoy to Rub 3.1 billion with EBITDA margin up to 14.7%
  • Operating profit increased 12% yoy to Rub 2.0 billion, operating margin up to 9.3%
  • Profit for the period grew 19% yoy to Rub 828 million, with net income margin of 3.9%

  • Total debt declined 1% yoy to Rub 16.0 billion
  • Net debt up 7% yoy to Rub 13.6 billion
  • Net debt-to-EBITDA LTM ratio amounted to 2.07x

Operational highlights 6m 2017:

  • Backlog more than doubled and reached Rub 62.6 billion, including Rub 23.3 billion contract signed in 2Q 2017
  • Order intake up 170% yoy to Rub 60.6 billion


Guidance 2017:

  • Revenue: slightly higher than previously announced Rub 48 billion
  • EBITDA: unchanged, at Rub 6.2-6.8 billion

Change in Business segments and reporting structure

Effective 1 January 2017, the results of Giprotyumenneftegaz PJSC and Institute Rostovskiy Vodokanalproekt OJSC are presented within “Oil and gas equipment” segment, whereas previously these entities were included in “Engineering, procurement and construction” and “Industrial pumps” segments, respectively. Additionally, starting from 1 January 2017, “Engineering, procurement and construction” segment is referred to as “Construction” segment, and “Oil and gas equipment” segment is referred to as “Oil and gas equipment and projects” segment. These changes have been reflected in the segment information, both for the reporting and comparative periods.

OPERATING REVIEW

BACKLOG & ORDER INTAKE

Backlog more than doubled and reached its historic maximum of Rub 62,574 million. The main driver was the oil & gas equipment and projects business segment (OGEP).

Backlog, Rub mn 2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Industrial pumps   11,128 8,405 32%
Oil & Gas equipment 44,944 11,194 302%
Compressors 5,652 6,291 -10%
Construction 849 307 177%
Total 62,574 26,197 139%

In the pump business segment, the backlog increased by 32% yoy to Rub 11,128 million based only on recurring business, especially because of orders for nuclear pumps.

In the OGEP business segment, the backlog grew by 302% yoy because of growth of the number of large contracts.

The compressors, in contrast, declined by 10% yoy because of revenue recognition of large contracts combined with fewer recurring contracts signed in the reporting period.

The construction grew by 177% yoy to Rub 849 million.

Order intake, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Industrial pumps 8,686 5,990 45%
Oil & gas equipment 46,411 12,198 280%
Compressors 5,059 3,973 27%
Construction 404 246 65%
Total 60,561 22,406 170%

Order intake2 for 6 months 2017 sizably increased to Rub 60,561 million (+170% yoy) due to four large contracts signed in the reporting period:

  • Project (1): Rub 10.2 billion: Delivery of oil & gas equipment for one of the largest gas fields in Russia (1Q);
  • Project (2): Rub 6.3 billion: Second contract for delivery of oil & gas equipment for one of the largest gas fields in Russia (2Q). The company plans to start works on the project in the coming days, though its profitability will be lower than average for such kind of projects;
  • Project (3): Rub 3.9 billion: Delivery of compressor equipment to gas booster stations (1Q);
  • Project (4): Rub 23.3 billion: Delivery of oil & gas equipment for reconstruction of a gas processing plant (2Q).

Record order intake was also supported by recurring business (+14% yoy).

Note to HMS’ Backlog and Order intake:

The Project (4) is still subject to uncertainty as the company hasn’t received any advance payments, and even hasn’t started any work on the Project. HMS isn’t certain that the execution of this project will start in the nearest future. If excluding this contract, Backlog grew by 50% yoy to Rub 39,239 million and Order intake increased 66% yoy to Rub 37,226 million.

Operating performance adj., Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Backlog, where 39,239 26,197 50%
OGEP segment 21,610 11,194 93%
Order intake, where 37,226 22,406 66%
OGEP segment 23,076 12,198 89%

GROUP PERFORMANCE

Revenue increased by 5% yoy and amounted to Rub 21,349 million due to contribution from the OGEP business segment.

EBITDA grew by 6% yoy to Rub 3,138 million because of an increase in the compressors and the pumps business segments. Due to better EBITDA dynamics, EBITDA margin increased to 14.7% versus 14.5% in the previous year.

Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Revenue 21,349 20,363 5%
EBITDA 3,138 2,956 6%
EBITDA margin 14.7% 14.5%  

The largest share of the Group’s revenue was generated by recurring business. Moreover, only machine-building recurring products grew 10% yoy. Revenue from large contracts increased 3% yoy.

In terms of EBITDA, large contracts generated more than last year (+25 % yoy). And this resulted in higher EBITDA margin.

Cost of sales, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy   Share of 2017

6m revenue

  Share of 2016

6m revenue

Cost of sales 15,961 15,387 4% 75% 76%
Materials and components 11,372 10,690 6% 53% 52%
Labour costs 2,491 2,312 8% 12% 11%
Construction & design and engineering services of subcontractors 456 708 -36% 2% 3%
Depreciation and amortization 641 658 -3% 3% 3%
Others 1,001 1,018 -2% 5% 5%

Cost of sales grew by 4% yoy to Rub 15,961 million because of an increase in materials and components (+6% yoy) and labour costs (+8% yoy). At the same time, cost of sales decreased to 75% as a share of revenue.

    2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy   Share of 2017

6m revenue

  Share of 2016

6m revenue

Distribution and transportation 899 883 2% 4% 4%
General and administrative 2,359 2,098 12% 11% 10%
SG&A expenses 3,258 2,982 9% 15% 15%
Other operating expenses 152 224 -32% 1% 1%
Operating expenses ex. Cost of sales 3,410 3,206 6% 16% 16%
Finance costs 930 887 5% 4% 4%

SG&A expenses3 in absolute figures increased 9% yoy, as a share of revenue stayed unchanged at 15%.

Operating expenses excl. cost of sales grew by 6% yoy and as a share of revenue stood unchanged at 16% for 6 months 2017. The main reason was an increase in labor costs due to budgeted growth in wages and hired personnel.

Distribution and transportation expenses grew by 2% yoy to Rub 899 million. As a share of revenue, they stayed stable at 4%.

General and administrative expenses grew by 12% yoy to Rub 2,359 million mainly because of growth in labour costs and audit and consultancy services. As a share of revenue, general and administrative expenses grew to 11%.

Operating profit grew by 12% yoy to Rub 1,977 million from Rub 1,771 million, and operating margin increased to 9.3% from 8.7% for 6 months of the comparative period.

Finance costs, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Finance costs 930 887 5%
Interest expenses 930 989 -6%
Foreign exchange gain, net -1 -101 -99%
Finance lease expenses 1 0 na
Interest rate, ave 10.7% 12.4%  
Interest rate Rub, ave 10.9% 12.9%  

Finance costs grew by 5% yoy. Interest expenses, in contrast, were 6% lower yoy, due to decreased interest rates because of the successful debt portfolio refinancing.

Profit for the period increased to Rub 828 million from Rub 696 million (+19% yoy).

SEGMENT PERFORMANCE

Industrial pumps Business Segment4

Industrial pumps, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Revenue 7,928 7,716 3%
EBITDA 1,282 931 38%
EBITDA margin 16.2% 12.1%  

The industrial pumps business segment’s revenue increased by 3% yoy to Rub 7,928 million from Rub 7,716 million. EBITDA grew to Rub 1,282 million from Rub 931 million in the comparative period, and EBITDA margin recovered to 16.2% that is closer to its “normal” profitability level.

Oil & Gas equipment and projects (OGEP) Business Segment5

Oil & Gas equipment, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Revenue 10,423 7,798 34%
EBITDA 650 1,092 -41%
EBITDA margin 6.2% 14.0%  

The OGEP business segment’s revenue grew by 34% yoy to Rub 10,423 million from Rub 7,798 million based on recurring business. EBITDA was down 41% yoy to Rub 650 million due to a decrease in EBITDA generated by large contracts as well as their lower profitability, affected by tougher market conditions. As a result, EBITDA margin declined to 6.2%, on the back of a fall in yields of both large contracts and recurring business and inclusion of GTNG in the OGEP business segment.

Compressors Business Segment6

Oil & Gas equipment, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Revenue 5,188 4,661 11%
EBITDA 938 441 113%
EBITDA margin 18.1% 9.5%  

Revenue increased by 11% yoy to Rub 5,188 million. EBITDA grew 113% yoy and reached Rub 938 million in comparison to Rub 441 million EBITDA in the previous year, both because of better order intake, enhanced operating efficiency and due to one-off economy derived from a large contract’s execution.

EBITDA margin of the compressor business segment reached 18.1%. However, full year EBITDA margin will be lower than for 1H 2017 because of the abovementioned one-off effect, though 2017 FY profitability will improve vs 2016 FY.

Construction7

Construction, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Revenue 283 527 -46%
EBITDA -90 47 -291%
EBITDA margin -32.0% 9.0%  

Construction delivered weak results both in terms of revenue and EBITDA due to continuous negative trends in the oil & gas construction market.

FINANCIAL REVIEW

Cash flow performance

Working capital increased by 17% yoy due to execution of large contracts, and as a share of revenue grew to 24%.

Working capital & Capex, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Working capital 10,008 8,537 17%
Working capital / Revenue LTM 24% 21%  
Capital expenditures 764 766 0%

HMS Group generated positive operating cash flow of Rub 1,668 million, which was 17% yoy higher than last year.

Capital expenditures stayed unchanged at Rub 764 million. The company invested Rub 187 million in the Localization project.

Cash flow performance, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Net cash from operating activities 1,668 1,431 17%
Net cash used in investing activities (739) (883) -16%
Free cash flow (FCF) 930 547 70%
Net cash (used in) / from financing activities (1,499) (622) 141%
Cash & cash equivalents 2,434 3,361 -28%

Stable investment activities and increased operating cash flow resulted in positive free cash flow8 of Rub 930 million.

Debt and Liquidity position

Debt, Rub mn   2017 6m   2016 6m   Change yoy
Total debt 16,018 16,113 -1%
Long-term debt 14,905 12,699 17%
Short-term debt 1,113 3,414 -67%
Net debt 13,584 12,752 7%
Net debt / EBITDA LTM 2.07 1.81  

Total debt decreased by 1% yoy to Rub 16,018 million from Rub 16,113 million as of 01 July 2016.

Net debt increased by 7% yoy to Rub 13,584 million, and the Net debt-to-EBITDA LTM ratio amounted to 2.07x, higher than 1.81x recorded last year because of lower EBITDA LTM in the reporting period.

SIGNIFICANT EVENTS AFTER THE REPORTING DATE & FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Financial management

HMS Group agreed with some banks a decrease in interest rates or refinancing of some loans at lower rates, which resulted in an average interest rate of 10.20 percent as of September 1, 2017.

DIVIDENDS AND HMS GDRS

During the period from June 5, 2017 up to and including October 6, 2017, HMS Group purchased 99,299 of its global depositary receipts (“GDRs”). As of today, HMS Group has purchased 1,002,861 GDRs (4.28 percent of its issued share capital).

On June 20, 2017, the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders approved payment of dividends in respect of FY 2016 in the amount of 5.12 rubles per ordinary share, i.e. 25.6 rubles per one GDR, which were paid on June 27, 2017. Total dividends for the 2016 financial year amounted to 8.53 rubles per ordinary share (42.65 rubles per GDR).

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WEBCAST TO DISCUSS 6 MONTHS 2017 IFRS FINANCIAL RESULTS

MONDAY, 9 October 2017

5.00 PM (MOSCOW) / 3.00 PM (London) / 2.00 PM (CET) / 10.00 AM (NY)

Speaker:

Inna Kelekhsaeva – Deputy Head of Capital markets

Q&A Session:

Kirill Molchanov – First Deputy General Director and Co-Founder

Alexander Rybin – Head of Capital Markets

To participate in the conference call, please dial in:

Russia Local:     7 495 213 1767
 
UK Local: 44 (0)330 336 9105
UK Toll Free: 0800 358 6377
 
US Local: 1 719 457 1036
US Toll Free: 1 866 548 4713
 
Conference ID: 1843251
Title: HMS Group 6 months 2017 IFRS results

Webcast meeting:

To access the live event, click on the link:

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Please, dial in 5-10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Pre-registration is available.

Presentation and Financial Information are available on the company’s website (IR section).

For more information, please contact:

Investor Relations

ir@hms.ru

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HMS Group is the leading pump and compressor manufacturer, as well as provider of flow control solutions and related services to the oil and gas, nuclear and thermal power generation and water utilities sectors in Russia and the CIS. HMS Group’s products are mission-critical elements of projects across a diverse range of industries. It has participated in a number of large-scale infrastructure projects in Russia, including providing pumps and modular equipment to the Vankor oil field and pumping stations on recent trunk pipelines projects linking Russia’s core oil producing areas to export ports on the Pacific Ocean and Baltic Sea. HMS Group’s global depositary receipts (“GDRs”) are listed under the symbol “HMSG” on the London Stock Exchange.

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Information published in press releases was accurate at the time of publication but may be superseded by subsequent releases or other information.

1 EBITDA is defined as operating profit/loss from continuing operations adjusted for other operating income/expenses, depreciation and amortisation, impairment of assets, excess of fair value of net assets acquired over the cost of the acquisition, defined benefits scheme expense and provisions (including provision for obsolete inventory, provision for impairment of accounts receivable, unused vacation allowance, warranty provision, provision for legal claims, tax provision and other provisions). This measurement basis, therefore, excludes the effects of a number of non-recurring income and expenses on the results of the operating segments.

2 According to management accounts

3 SG&A expenses = Selling, General and Administrative Expenses = Distribution and transportation + General and administrative

4 The industrial pumps business segment designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies a diverse range of pumps and pump-based integrated solutions to customers in the oil and gas, power generation and water utilities sectors in Russia, the CIS and internationally. The business segment’s principal products include customized pumps and integrated solutions as well as pumps built to standard specifications; it also provides aftermarket maintenance and repair services and other support for its products.

5 The oil and gas equipment and projects business segment manufactures, installs and commissions 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. The segment’s core products are equipment packages and systems installed inside a self-contained, free-standing structure which can be transported on trailers and delivered to and installed on the customer’s site as a modular but fully integrated part of the customer’s technological process.

6 The compressors business segment designs, engineers, manufactures and supplies a diverse range of compressors and compressor-based solutions, including compressor units and compressor stations, to customers in the oil and gas, metals and mining and other basic industries in Russia. The business segment’s principal products include customized compressors, series-produced compressors built to standard specifications, and compressor-based integrated solutions.

7 The construction provides construction works for projects for customers in the oil upstream and midstream, gas upstream.

8 Free cash flow (FCF) = Net cash from operating activities (operating cash flow) + Net cash used in investing activities (investing cash flow), represents the cash that a company is able to generate after laying out the money required to maintain or expand its assets base.

Short Name: HMS Group Plc
Category Code: IR
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Time of Receipt (offset from UTC): 20171006T150609+0100

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