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Gulf Marine Services PLC
31 August 2016
 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

 

Interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016

2016 on track, with solid first half performance

Gulf Marine Services  (LSE:GMS), the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) serving the offshore oil, gas and renewable energy sectors, today announces its interim results for the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 Financial Results Summary

(US$ million)

H1 2016

H1 2015

% Change

Revenue

110.4

98.2

12%

Gross profit

53.1

58.2

-9%

Adjusted gross profit1

67.2

58.2

15%

EBITDA2

70.7

60.1

18%

Net profit

27.8

35.0

-21%

Adjusted net profit1

41.9

35.0

20%

Adjusted earnings per share (US cents)2

12.00

9.95

21%

Diluted earnings per share (US cents)

7.86

9.91

-21%

Interim dividend per share (pence)

0.41

0.41

-

 

Financial Highlights

·      Solid first half for 2016, with EBITDA of US$ 70.7 million (EBITDA margin 64%).

·      Adjusted net profit for the period up 20% to US$ 41.9 million, adjusted earnings per share increased 21% to  12.00 cents. 

·      Group net debt at 30 June 2016 of US$ 371.4 million (excluding obligations under finance leases of US$ 41.5  million). 

·      Agreed amendment to bank facility permitting the maximum net leverage ratio to be 5 times EBITDA up to 1  July 2018, with committed undrawn bank facilities of US$ 175.0 million. 

·      Impairment of US$ 14.2 million for non-core assets (two anchor tug supply vessels and an accommodation  barge).

·      Interim dividend held constant at 0.41 pence (0.54 cents) per share. 

 

Operational Highlights

 

·     SESV utilisation of 89% in H1 2016, with overall healthy charter rates for the period.

·     New 12-month contract (including options) for Mid-Size Class vessel in the MENA region (awarded in August  2016).

·     12-month contract extension confirmed for a Small Class vessel in the MENA region, with a one-year option  period remaining.

·      Letter of Intent signed for new 18-month contract (including options) for Large Class vessel in Europe.

·     Challenging business environment with three contracts terminated early, and a two-year option period on a  further contract not exercised.

·     Relocation to new yard facility completed.  Construction of Large Class vessel GMS Evolution, within budget and on schedule for delivery Q4 2016, completes the new build programme; no current plans to expand the fleet further. 

·     New build Mid-Size Class vessel completed on time and within budget, delivered Q1 2016 to inaugural  charter in the MENA region.

·     Development and construction of pioneering cantilever systems for vessels progressing as planned.

·     Continued strong safety performance.

 

Guidance

·     No change to previous guidance, with the Group currently expecting 2016 EBITDA to be US$ 100 - 110  million, equivalent to an EBITDA margin in the high 50% range, with 2016 earnings per share of 14.5 - 15.5  cents anticipated. 

·     Secured backlog3 of US$ 170.5 million as at 31 August 2016 comprising US$ 77.8 million firm and US$ 92.7  million extension options.

·     Year end net debt is expected to be around US$ 395.0 million (excluding obligations under finance leases of  approximately US$ 40.0 million) and reducing thereafter.

·     GMS is well-positioned to capture additional work when the market resumes higher levels of activity.  Seeing  tender opportunities in the MENA region and Europe for clients focussed on production.

·     The Group has implemented cost-savings initiatives and will continue to manage its cost base appropriately.

 

The above highlights are based on the Group's adjusted results.

 

 

Duncan Anderson, Chief Executive Officer for GMS, commented: 

 

"The Group has delivered a solid performance in the first half in the face of challenging market conditions. Whilst we have taken significant actions to mitigate the impact of this market downturn, revenues and profits were lower than the second half of 2015.

"Looking ahead, the market outlook remains uncertain, mainly as a result of budgetary constraints applied by our clients that are leading to shorter term contracts. Tender opportunities continue in both the MENA region and Europe, notably for clients focused on production. The Group is successfully fulfilling a decommissioning contract in the North Sea and we believe that demand for our vessels in this sector will increase, particularly given our experience already gained in these activities.

"Whilst we are working to maximise vessel utilisation, we continue to manage our cost base appropriately and take measures to ensure we are best placed to benefit from any market improvement.  I remain confident that we are well-positioned to manage the current industry challenges with a modern fleet and an opex-focussed business model. Reflecting this confidence, the Board has approved an interim dividend of 0.41 pence (0.54 cents)"

 

-ENDS-

 

 

Analyst presentation: A management presentation to analysts will be held on 31 August 2016 at 09:30. For additional details and registration for admission, please contact Leanne Shergold at Brunswick: [email protected]

 

Presentation slides: The interim results presentation slides will be available on the GMS website after the presentation: http://www.gmsuae.com/investor-relations/results-and-presentations 

 

1 After adding back non-cash impairment charges of US$ 14.2 million on non-core vessels in 2016.

2 EBITDA represents operating profit after adding back depreciation, impairment and amortisation. 

3 Secured backlog consists of firm contracts and options held by clients. 

 

 

Enquiries

For further information please contact: 

 

Gulf Marine Services PLC

Duncan Anderson

John Brown

Tel: +971 (2) 5028888

Anne Toomey

Tel: +44 (0) 1296 622736

 

 

 

Brunswick  

Patrick Handley - UK

Will Medvei - UK

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7404 5959

Jade Mamarbachi - UAE

Tel: +971 (0) 50 600 3829

 

 

 

 

Notes to Editors:

 

Gulf Marine Services PLC ('GMS', 'the Company' or 'the Group'), a company listed on the London Stock Exchange, was founded in Abu Dhabi in 1977 and has become the leading provider of advanced self-propelled self-elevating support vessels (SESVs) in the world.  The fleet serves the oil, gas and renewable energy industries from its offices in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom.  The Group's assets are capable of serving clients' requirements across the globe, including the Middle East, South East Asia, West Africa and Europe.

GMS' current new build programme to increase the fleet size by 66% to 15 vessels is almost complete, with the final vessel scheduled for delivery at the end of 2016.   Further additions to the fleet will be driven by our assessment of market demand.         

The Group's SESV fleet, which currently comprises 14 vessels, is technically advanced and amongst the youngest in the industry, with an average age of seven years. The SESVs are four-legged vessels and are self-propelled, which means they do not require tugs or similar support vessels for moves between locations in the field; this makes them significantly more cost-effective and time-efficient than conventional offshore support vessels without self-propulsion.  They have a large deck space, crane capacity and accommodation facilities that can be adapted to the requirements of the Group's clients.

These vessels support GMS' clients in a broad range of offshore oil and gas platform refurbishment and maintenance activities, well intervention work and offshore wind turbine maintenance work (which are opex-led activities) and offshore oil and gas platform installation and offshore wind turbine installation (which are capex-led activities).

The fleet is categorised by size into Large Class vessels (operating in water depth of up to 80m, with crane capacity of up to 400 tonnes and accommodation for up to 300 people) and Small Class vessels (operating in water depth of up to 45m, with crane capacity of up to 45 tonnes and accommodation for up to 300 people).  A new third class, the Mid-Size Class vessels (operating in water depth up to 55m, with crane capacity of up to 150 tonnes and accommodation for up to 300 people) was added to the fleet in 2015.

Demand for GMS' vessels is predominantly driven by their premium capabilities as well as market growth, underpinned by the need to maintain ageing oil and gas infrastructure and the increasing use of enhanced oil recovery techniques to offset declining production profiles.

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Accordingly, the actual results, operations, performance or achievements of the Company and its subsidiaries may be materially different from any future results, operations, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements, due to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Other than in accordance with the Company's obligations under the Listing Rules of the United Kingdom Listing Authority and the Disclosure Rules and Transparency Rules (DTR) of the Financial Conduct Authority, the Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. No part of this announcement constitutes, or shall be taken to constitute, an invitation or inducement to invest the Company or any other entity, and must not be relied upon in any way in connection with any investment decision.  All written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or to persons acting on the Company's behalf are expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements referred to above.
 

Chief Executive's Review

The Group delivered a solid performance for the first half of 2016, growing revenue by 12% and adjusted net profit by 20% compared to H1 2015. EBITDA has increased by 18% on the comparative period to US$ 70.7 million, with an EBITDA margin of 64%, together with an SESV utilisation rate of 89%.  However, revenues and profits for the period were down on H2 2015 as we continued to address the market downturn.  We have taken steps to significantly reduce our cost base.  Cost-cutting initiatives across the Group have included efficiencies in our supply chain, crew costs and overhead base (primarily through reorganisation and rationalisation).

 

The market outlook remains uncertain.  As we reported earlier this year, the national oil company (NOC) clients in the Middle East have sought to implement cost-saving measures to address the sustained low oil price environment.  This has involved corporate restructuring across their own businesses and the pursuit of supply chain efficiencies.  As a result, three of our contracts have been terminated early, with these vessels expected to come off charter in Q3 and Q4 2016.  A further two-year option period on another contract has not been exercised. The secured backlog, which reflects the above charter updates, as at 31 August 2016 is US$ 170.5 million (US$ 77.8 million firm, US$ 92.7 million options). 

 

Against this backdrop, we are pleased to report a new contract for 12 months (including options) was awarded in August 2016 for one of our Mid-Size Class vessels supporting a MENA-based NOC.  In addition, a contract extension was confirmed for one of our Small Class vessels chartered to a different MENA-based NOC.  The extended period, which has already commenced, is for 12 months, with a further one-year option period remaining.  Furthermore, we announced yesterday that a letter of Intent has been signed for the charter of a Large Class vessel to support maintenance work in the oil and gas sector in Europe.  The contract would commence in mid-2017 with a duration of 18 months (including options).  In Europe, two of our Large Class vessels are continuing on long-term contracts in the Southern North Sea.  Tender opportunities continue in both the MENA region and Europe.

 

We have been enhancing our offering as part of our strategy to navigate through the current industry downturn and to diversify our services for our longer term growth.  We have made excellent progress this year on the development of pioneering cantilever systems for our vessels that will broaden significantly the scope of work opportunities for GMS.  Further detail is provided below in the Operations commentary.

 

I would like to thank all our staff at GMS for their hard work; their commitment throughout these challenging times being faced by our industry is highly valued.  

 

Operations  

 

Health, safety and the environment continue to be our top priority.  The total number of man hours worked was 3.3 million in H1 2016 (4.4 million man hours in H1 2015).  The Total Recordable Injury Rate was 0.06 in H1 2016 with no lost time injuries (0.23 in H1 2015 when two lost time injuries were sustained). 

 

Utilisation of the SESV fleet for the first half of the year was 89%, although this is anticipated to decrease in H2 2016 as contracts for certain vessels expire and as we transition from old to new contracts in future.  SESVs that are off hire are warm stacked, meaning the vessel retains a minimal crew and all systems are maintained in readiness for rapid deployment.  We warm stack our vessels in MENA at our construction and maintenance yard in Abu Dhabi at a much lower cost compared to our peers who rely on third party shipyards and ports, at around US$ 2000 per vessel per day.  The Group continues to maintain a very high focus on asset integrity and marine assurance and this is reflected in us only having one day of technical downtime amongst our fleet of chartered vessels during H1 2016.

 

Cost Reduction Initiatives

 

Estimated annualised savings in operating expenditure of around US$ 5.0 million have been identified and implemented through a series of vendor discounts and by achieving improved operational efficiencies.  A reduction in crew headcount and salary costs should deliver a further US$ 3.0 million of annualised savings.  These combined cost saving initiatives are anticipated to reduce the annualised cash operating costs of our vessels by more than 10%.  There has also been a focus on our overhead base (again including salary reductions and rationalisations) which are expected to deliver a reduction in excess of 15% of our cash general and administrative expenses on an annualised basis.

 

Expansion of Services

We have recently supplied pumping and cementing services to certain clients and this is an excellent precursor to introducing our new low cost cantilever concept in 2017. The significant investment made by GMS in designing and constructing our cantilever systems is a major development that will allow us to deliver our existing well intervention services more efficiently and to provide a greater range of services from our vessels.   GMS will also be competing for workover activity that was previously only able to be carried out from jackup drilling units We are very encouraged to see significant interest from existing and potential clients in our enhanced offering as they learn about the increased operational efficiency and cost-benefits we can deliver compared to traditional drilling rigs.  A Large Class vessel with a well workover cantilever will be ready to commence operations from Q1 2017 onwards.   

In-house Build, Maintenance and Modification  

The Group continues to benefit from the competitive advantage that our well-established in-house facility provides, which allows us to modify and maintain our vessels much more cost-effectively than our peers who rely on third party shipyards. 

 

The SESV new build programme, which will have increased the fleet size from nine vessels in 2014 to 15 vessels, will be complete at the end of 2016.  The Mid-Size Class GMS Sharqi was delivered in Q1 2016 within budget and on schedule.  The final SESV, the Large Class GMS Evolution, is also within budget and will be delivered at the end of the year, ready for operations from Q1 2017 onwards.   There are no current plans to increase the fleet beyond this and the new build team will be scaled down accordingly after the completion of GMS Evolution.  Any future expansion will be on a vessel-by-vessel basis, and will be driven by our assessment of the factors affecting market demand.  

 

Finance

 

The Group has delivered a good first half year trading performance.  We have also focussed on preserving a financially sound balance sheet and controlling our cost base.  Cost cutting initiatives across the business, which have included efficiencies and economies in our supply chain, crew costs and overhead base (primarily through reorganisation and rationalisation), have allowed us to deliver a good EBITDA margin of 64% in H1 2016.  We expect to achieve a full year EBITDA margin in the high 50% range.

 

The Group has conducted a full impairment review of its fixed assets.  No impairments are required of our core SESV fleet, reflecting the low original self-construction cost and the outlook for the Group's end-markets over the medium term.  Our non-core assets (two anchor tug supply vessels and an accommodation barge) have been impaired.  In the current market environment the assessed recoverable amount of these assets is lower than the book value and an impairment charge of US$ 14.2 million has been recorded in the income statement (the remaining book value of the assets has been reduced to approximately US$ 2.0 million).

 

An interim dividend of 0.41 pence per ordinary share has been declared by the Board of Directors and is payable on 3 October 2016 to shareholders on the register at 9 September 2016.

 

Market commentary and outlook 

 

The market outlook remains challenging and somewhat unpredictable.  Whilst oil prices have recovered by more than 50 per cent since January, this has not been matched by a recovery in demand for our services and the Group's visibility will remain reduced until a fuller confidence in market recovery takes hold. Tender opportunities continue in the MENA region and Europe, notably for clients focussed on production.

 

Despite sustained pressure on pricing, our SESVs continue to offer the most cost-efficient offshore solutions for our clients seeking to extract maximum value from their assets while minimising costs.  While utilisation for our SESVs remains paramount, we will continue to manage our costs appropriately to maintain a stable balance sheet, with cash conservation and deleveraging continuing to be key priorities.   

 

We continue to expect 2016 EBITDA to be US$ 100 - 110 million, with 2016 earnings per share of 14.5 - 15.5 cents expected.  Year end net debt is expected to be around US$ 395.0 million (excluding obligations under finance leases of approximately US$ 40.0 million) and reducing thereafter.  As previously announced, we have agreed an amendment to our bank facility that permits the maximum net debt ratio to be 5 times EBITDA up to 1 July 2018. 

 

I remain confident that our state-of-the-art fleet, flexibility and leading operational expertise will give us a competitive advantage over other market participants, with GMS well-positioned to capture additional work when the market resumes higher levels of activities.

 

Duncan Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

 

 

 

Financial Review

US$ million

 H1 2016

 H1 2015

Revenue

110.4

98.2

Adjusted gross profit1

67.2

58.2

EBITDA2

70.7

60.1

Net profit

27.8

35.0

Adjusted net profit1

41.9

35.0

Adjusted earnings per share (US cents)2

12.00

9.95

Interim dividend per share (pence)

0.41

0.41

 

1.  After adding back non-cash impairment charges of US$ 14.2 million on non-core vessels in 2016.

2. EBITDA represents operating profit after adding back depreciation, impairment and amortisation. 

 

Introduction

The Group delivered a solid set of results for the first half of 2016 with revenue increasing by 12% to US$  110.4 million (H1 2015: US$ 98.2 million) and EBITDA increasing by 18% to US$ 70.7 million (H1 2015: US$ 60.1 million). Adjusted net profit after taxation for H1 2016 increased by 20% to US$ 41.9 million (H1 2015: US$ 35.0 million) while adjusted earnings per share increased by 21% to 12.00 cents (H1 2015: 9.95 cents).

 

The Group is focused on managing its cost base and has been implementing a number of cost saving initiatives across the business which have included efficiencies and economies in both our supply chain and overhead base. These cost saving measures have helped to deliver an EBITDA margin of 64% in the period (H1 2015: 61%). The Group will continue to focus on managing our costs.

 

GMS continues to have a sound financial position and a healthy balance sheet. At 30 June 2016 there were undrawn committed bank facilities of US$ 175.0 million (31 December 2015: US$ 225.0 million). The net debt level (being bank borrowings less cash) increased to US$ 371.4 million at the period end (31 December 2015: US$ 304.3 million) primarily as a result of the continued investment in the new build programme. The net debt level at 30 June 2016 excludes finance lease obligations of US$ 41.5 million relating to a leased vessel that the Group holds an option to acquire, exercisable in August 2017, that it has not committed to. The Group's net leverage ratio was 2.8 times EBITDA at the end of the period (31 December 2015: 2.9 times EBITDA).

 

Total capital expenditure for H1 2016 was US$ 68.4 million (H1 2015: US$ 136.4 million). The main area of investment was additions to assets under the course of construction (capital work in progress) which includes expenditure on construction of new build vessels as well as the development of the new cantilever systems.

 

The following sections discuss the Group's adjusted results as the Directors consider that they provide a useful indicator of underlying performance. The adjusting items are discussed below in this review and a reconciliation between the adjusted and statutory results is contained in note 4.

 

Revenue and Segmental Profit

Revenue increased by 12% to US$ 110.4 million in H1 2016 (H1 2015: US$ 98.2 million) although reduced by less than 10% compared to H2 2015. The increase in revenue in H1 2016 compared to H1 2015 reflects the increase in the number of vessels in the SESV fleet together with both high utilisation of 89% (H1 2015: 98%) and overall healthy charter day rates during the period.

 

The Small Class vessel segment made the largest contribution to Group revenue with US$ 52.0 million (H1 2015: US$ 53.6 million). Revenue contribution from Large Class vessels was US$ 39.0 million (H1 2015: US$ 41.9 million), US$ 18.5 million for Mid-size Class vessels (H1 2015: US$ 0.2 million) and US$ 0.9 million for Other vessels (H1 2015: US$ 2.5 million). The segment profit, being gross profit excluding impairment and depreciation, was US$ 39.0 million (H1 2015: US$ 39.0 million) for Small Class vessels, US$ 30.9 million (H1 2015: US$ 30.2 million) for Large Class vessels, US$ 12.8 million for Mid-size Class vessels (H1 2015: US$ 0.1 million). There was a loss recorded in the Other vessels segment of US$ 0.05 million (H1 2015: US$ 0.5 million profit).

 

The secured backlog as at 31 August 2016 was US$ 170.5 million comprising firm and option periods. When negotiating terms with customers the Group maintains a balance between profitability and revenue visibility through contracted backlog and is focused on maximising utilisation levels.

 

Cost of sales and general and administrative expenses

 

The Group has a relatively predictable operating cost base, which is kept under constant review to ensure management of costs is maintained. Cost of sales excluding impairment charges discussed below increased by 8% to US$ 43.1 million (H1 2015: US$ 40.0 million) primarily reflecting the addition of one new vessel to the fleet during the period. Cost of sales, excluding depreciation, amortisation and impairment charges, expressed as a percentage of revenue decreased to 25% (H1 2015: 29%). General and administrative expenses were US$ 12.7 million in H1 2016 (H1 2015: US$ 10.3 million).

 

The Group is focused on managing its cost base and has been implementing a number of cost saving initiatives across the business. A considerable amount of future cost savings have been implemented, as discussed more fully in the CEO Review. These cost saving initiatives are anticipated to deliver a significant reduction in the cash operating costs of our vessels, and in our general and administrative expenses, on an annualised basis.

 

The Group has conducted a full impairment review of its fixed assets as at 30 June 2016. There were no impairments required on the Group's core SESVs. The Group's non-core assets (two anchor tug supply vessels and an accommodation barge) have been impaired. In the current market environment the assessed recoverable amount of these assets is lower than the book value and an impairment charge of US$ 14.2 million has been recorded in the income statement (the remaining carrying value of the assets is approximately US$ 2.0 million).

 

EBITDA

 

EBITDA for the year increased by 18% to US$ 70.7 million (H1 2015: US$ 60.1 million). The Group's EBITDA margin in H1 2016 was good overall at 64% (H1 2015: 61%). The Group will continue to focus on managing costs to help maximise profitability and EBITDA levels.

 

Finance costs

 

Net finance costs in H1 2016 were marginally lower at US$ 10.3 million (H1 2015: US$ 11.2 million), mainly as a result of lower costs of borrowing achieved from the refinancing at the end of 2015.  During the period US$ 1.3 million (H1 2015: US$ 2.4 million) of finance costs were capitalised as part of the new build programme as directly attributable costs.

 

Taxation

 

The tax charge for the period was US$ 0.4 million (H1 2015: US$ 1.2 million), representing 1.3% of profit for the period before taxation (H1 2015: 3.3 %). The decrease in the effective tax rate arises mainly from a higher weighting of profits being generated in lower or zero rated tax jurisdictions.

 

Adjusted net profit and earnings per share

 

The Group recorded an increase in adjusted net profit of 20% in H1 2016 to US$ 41.9 million (H1 2015: US$ 35.0 million). Adjusted net profit has been derived by adding back the non-cash impairment charges of US$ 14.2 million on non-core vessels in 2016. 

 

The adjusted earnings per share increased by 21% to 12.00 cents (H1 2015: 9.95 cents). While, the fully diluted adjusted earnings per share (DEPS) for the six-month period ended 30 June 2016 increased to 11.87 cents (H1 2015: 9.91 cents), a growth of 20%. Adjusted DEPS is calculated based on adjusted profit after tax and a reconciliation between the adjusted and statutory profit, is provided in note 4.

 

Dividends

 

An interim dividend of 0.41 pence per ordinary share has been declared by the Board of Directors and is payable on 3 October 2016 to shareholders on the register at 9 September 2016. This interim dividend totaling US$ 1.9 million has not been recognised as a liability in the interim financial statements as it was declared after the balance sheet date.

 

Capital expenditure

 

The Group's capital expenditure during the six-month period ended 30 June 2016 was US$ 68.4 million (H1 2015: US$ 136.4 million). The main area of investment was additions to assets under the course of construction (capital work in progress) which includes expenditure on construction of new build vessels as well as the development of the new cantilever systems. During the period a Small Class vessel was acquired for US$ 51.0 million which was previously treated as a finance lease.

 

Capital expenditure for the remainder of 2016, excluding any working capital movements, is forecast to be approximately US$ 39.6 million, which comprises new build capital expenditure and further enhancements to the cantilever system (including installing mud pumping equipment and the purchase of long lead items for spares). We currently foresee no significant capital expenditure commitments in 2017 and beyond.

 

Cash flow and liquidity

 

The Group had good positive net cash flows from operating activities in the period, reflected in a net inflow of US$ 63.9 million (H1 2015: net inflow of US$ 45.9 million). The net cash outflow from investing activities for H1 2016 was US$ 111.6 million (H1 2015 net outflow: US$ 112.7 million). The Group's net cash flow relating to financing activities during the period was an inflow of US$ 19.6 million (H1 2015 net inflow: US$ 58.3 million). 

 

The net debt position as at 30 June 2016 was US$ 371.4 million (excluding obligations under finance leases of US$ 41.5 million), compared to US$ 304.3 million as at 31 December 2015 (excluding obligations under finance leases of US$ 94.6 million). Undrawn committed bank facilities were US$ 175.0 million at period end (31 December 2015: US$ 225.0 million).

 

The net debt level (being bank borrowings less cash) is expected to increase by year end to approximately US$ 395.0 million and then reduce thereafter as the Group's capital expenditure levels decrease significantly. This year end net debt figure excludes finance lease obligations of approximately US$ 40 million, relating to a leased vessel that the Group has an option to acquire, exercisable in August 2017, that it has not yet committed to.

 

The Group's net leverage ratio, being the ratio of net debt (including the finance lease obligations defined above) to EBITDA for the preceding 12 months, was 2.8 times at period end (31 December 2015: 2.9 times). In June 2016, the Group agreed to amend its borrowing covenants to increase the maximum permitted leverage ratio from 4.0 times EBITDA to 5.0 times EBITDA. At period end the Group remained in full compliance with all its debt covenants.

 

Balance sheet

 

The Group has a sound and well financed balance sheet. A review of the major components of the balance sheet follows.

 

Total current assets at 30 June 2016 were US$ 81.4 million (31 December 2015: US$ 120.7 million). This movement is mainly attributable to the decrease in cash and cash equivalents to US$ 32.7 million (31 December 2015: US$ 60.8 million) and a decrease in trade and other receivables to US$ 48.7 million (31 December 2015: US$ 59.9 million). Trade receivables collection periods remain broadly consistent and as anticipated. The decrease in cash balance is mainly attributable to the cash that was used to help fund the purchase of a previously leased Small Class vessel in Q1 2016.

 

Total current liabilities at 30 June 2016 were US$ 51.1 million (31 December 2015: US$ 110.0 million), the principal movement being the decrease in the current portion of obligations under finance leases to US$ 3.5 million (31 December 2015: US$ 55.0 million) mainly as a result of the Group exercising a purchase option to acquire a previously leased Small Class vessel, partially offset by an increase in the current portion of bank borrowings to US$ 19.1 million (31 December 2015: US$ 17.9 million). There was a reduction in trade and other payables to US$ 26.6 million (31 December 2015: US$ 33.9 million).

 

The combined effect of the above items was an increase in the Group's working capital and cash balance to US$ 30.3 million at 30 June 2016 (31 December 2015: US$ 10.7 million). Collections of trade receivables continue to be within our anticipated time frames.

 

Total non-current assets at 30 June 2016 were US$ 842.7 million (31 December 2015: US$ 803.4 million). This increase is primarily attributable to the US$ 39.5 million increase in the net book value of property, plant and equipment, mainly from the ongoing new build programme to expand the fleet. Total non-current liabilities at 30 June 2016 were US$ 426.7 million (31 December 2015: US$ 390.2 million). This increase reflects the loan drawdowns used to help fund the ongoing new build programme.

 

Shareholders' equity increased from US$ 423.3 million at 31 December 2015 to US$ 445.7 million at 30 June 2016. The movement is mainly attributed to profit earned during the period which was partly offset by the dividend paid of US$ 6.1 million.

 

Adjusting items

 

The Group presents adjusted results, in addition to the statutory results, as the Directors consider that they provide a useful indication of underlying performance. In H1 2016 the adjusting item comprised of a non-cash impairment charge on the Group's non-core vessels.

 

A reconciliation between the adjusted and statutory results is provided in note 4.

 

Risks and uncertainties

 

There are a number of risks and uncertainties which could have a material impact on the Group's performance. The Directors do not consider that the principal risks and uncertainties have changed since the last publication of the annual report for the year ended 31 December 2015. A detailed explanation of the risks summarised below, and how the Group seeks to mitigate the risks, can be found on pages 21 to 23 of the 2015 annual report which is available at www.gmsuae.com.

·      Strategic - The Group is subject to threats from competitor actions or the entrance of new competitors in the  market as well as macroeconomic events.

·     Commercial - The Group benefits from close commercial relations with a limited number of blue chip clients.

·     Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Quality - The Group's operations have an inherent safety risk due  to our offshore operations.

·     Financial - The Group's success is dependent on its ability to raise finance and service its financial  obligations.

·     Compliance and Regulation - The Group has to appropriately identify and comply with laws and regulations  and other regulatory statutes.

·     Operational - The Group's assets should operate in the manner intended by management.

·     Investments - There could be delays in completion, or errors in assessing the impact of new strategic  expansion projects or other strategic investments.

·     People - The Group's success depends on our ability to attract and retain suitably qualified and experienced  personnel.

 

There has been some macro-economic impact from the referendum which took place on 23 June 2016, in which citizens of the United Kingdom voted by overall majority to exit the EU. It is too early to estimate what the full impact will be on our business. However a continued weaker Pound Sterling may have some effect on our reported earnings from any UK business, as clients in the UK are normally invoiced in sterling.

 

 

INDEPENDENT REVIEW REPORT TO GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

We have been engaged by Gulf Marine Services PLC (the "Company") to review the condensed set of consolidated financial statements of the Company and its subsidiaries (the "Group") in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 which comprises the condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income, the condensed consolidated balance sheet, the condensed consolidated statement of changes in equity, the condensed consolidated cash flow statement and related notes 1 to 14. We have read the other information contained in the half-yearly financial report and considered whether it contains any apparent misstatements or material inconsistencies with the information in the condensed set of consolidated financial statements.

This report is made solely to the Company in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity" issued by the Auditing Practices Board.  Our work has been undertaken so that we might state to the company those matters we are required to state to it in an independent review report and for no other purpose. To the fullest extent permitted by law, we do not accept or assume responsibility to anyone other than the Company, for our review work, for this report, or for the conclusions we have formed.

Directors' responsibilities

The half-yearly financial report is the responsibility of, and has been approved by, the Directors.  The Directors are responsible for preparing the half-yearly financial report in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

As disclosed in note 2, the annual consolidated financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRSs as adopted by the European Union.  The condensed set of consolidated financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union.

Our responsibility

Our responsibility is to express to the Company a conclusion on the condensed set of consolidated financial statements in the half-yearly financial report based on our review.

Scope of review

We conducted our review in accordance with International Standard on Review Engagements (UK and Ireland) 2410 "Review of Interim Financial Information Performed by the Independent Auditor of the Entity" issued by the Auditing Practices Board for use in the United Kingdom. A review of interim financial information consists of making inquiries, primarily of persons responsible for financial and accounting matters, and applying analytical and other review procedures. A review is substantially less in scope than an audit conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing (UK and Ireland) and consequently does not enable us to obtain assurance that we would become aware of all significant matters that might be identified in an audit. Accordingly, we do not express an audit opinion.

Conclusion

Based on our review, nothing has come to our attention that causes us to believe that the condensed set of consolidated financial statements in the half-yearly financial report for the six months ended 30 June 2016 is not prepared, in all material respects, in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 as adopted by the European Union and the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the United Kingdom's Financial Conduct Authority.

 

Deloitte LLP

Chartered Accountants and Statutory Auditor

London, United Kingdom

30 August 2016

 

 

RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT 

Financial information for the period ended 30 June 2016.

We confirm that to the best of our knowledge:

(a) the condensed set of consolidated financial statements has been prepared in accordance with IAS 34 Interim Financial Reporting;

(b) the interim management report includes a fair view of the information required by DTR 4.2.7R (indication of important events during the first six months and description of principal risks and uncertainties for the remaining six months of the year); and

(c) the interim management report includes a fair view of the information required by DTR 4.2.8R (disclosure of related parties‟ transactions and changes therein).

By order of the Board 

  

Duncan Anderson
John Brown
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
30 August 2016
30 August 2016

 

  

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income

for the period ended 30 June 2016  

 

 

  Six months ended 30 June

 

Year ended

31 December

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

2015

 

Notes

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

3

110,376

 

       98,196

 

219,713

Cost of sales

 

(43,136)

 

      (40,031)

 

(87,491)

Impairment charge

7

(14,162)

 

-

 

-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

53,078

 

       58,165

 

132,222

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

General and administrative expenses

 

(12,683)

 

      (10,286)

 

(20,875)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

 

40,395

 

       47,879

 

111,347

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

 

42

 

           286

 

640

Finance expense

 

(10,342)

 

(11,525)

 

(34,134)

Other loss

 

(804)

 

          (200)

 

(740)

Foreign exchange loss, net

 

(1,152)

 

          (278)

 

(32)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period before taxation

 

28,139

 

       36,162

 

77,081

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Taxation charge for the period

5

(354)

 

       (1,178)

 

(2,058)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period

 

27,785

 

       34,984

 

75,023

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations*

 

(122)

 

          (295)

 

(817)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

 

27,663

 

   34,689

 

74,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

 27,796

 

       34,770

 

74,776

Non-controlling interests

 

 (11)

 

           214

 

247

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27,785

 

       34,984

 

75,023

Total comprehensive income attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

 27,674

 

34,475

 

73,959

Non-controlling interest

 

 (11)

 

           214

 

247

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

27,663

 

34,689

 

74,206

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings per share

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic (cents per share)

6

7.95

 

          9.95

 

21.39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Diluted (cents per share)

6

7.86

 

          9.91

 

21.25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 *May be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss.

Results in each period are derived from continuing operations.

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet 

as at 30 June 2016

 

 

 

30 June

 

31 December

 

 

2016

 

2015

 

Notes

US$'000

 

US$'000

ASSETS

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

Property, plant and equipment

7

835,760

 

796,261

Intangibles

 

187

 

375

Dry docking asset

 

6,384

 

6,510

Fixed assets prepayments

 

332

 

261

 

 

 

 

 

Total non-current assets

 

842,663

 

803,407

 

 

 

 

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

Cash and bank balances

 

32,723

 

60,834

Trade and other receivables

8

48,727

 

59,876

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total current assets

 

81,450

 

120,710

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total assets

 

924,113

 

924,117

 

 

 

 

 

EQUITY AND LIABILITIES

 

 

 

 

Capital and reserves

 

 

 

 

Share capital

 

57,929

 

57,929

Share premium

 

93,075

 

93,075

Group restructuring reserve

 

(49,710)

 

(49,710)

Restricted reserve

 

272

 

272

Capital contribution

 

9,177

 

9,177

Share option reserve

9

2,304

 

1,409

Translation reserve

 

(759)

 

(637)

Retained earnings

 

333,414

 

311,760

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity attributable to the owners of the Company

 

445,702

 

423,275

Non-controlling interest

 

617

 

628

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total equity

 

446,319

 

423,903

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet

as at 30 June 2016 (continued)

 

 

 

30 June

31 December

 

 

2016

2015

 

Notes

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

10

385,033

347,253

Obligations under finance leases

10

38,014

39,577

Provision for employees' end of service benefits

 

3,614

3,391

Deferred tax liability

 

13

13

 

 

                   

                    

 

 

 

 

Total non-current liabilities

 

      426,674

      390,234

 

 

 

 

Current liabilities

 

 

 

Trade and other payables

 

26,628

33,883

Current tax liability

 

1,893

3,208

Bank borrowings

10

19,060

17,863

Obligations under finance leases

10

3,539

55,026

 

 

                    

                   

 

 

 

 

Total current liabilities

 

           51,120

     109,980 

 

 

 

 

Total liabilities

 

        477,794

      500,214

 

 

 

 

Total equity and liabilities

 

        924,113

      924,117

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity

For the period ended 30 June 2016

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

 

 

Share premium

 

 

Restricted

reserve

Group restructuring reserve

Share option reserve

Capital contribution

Foreign

currency

translation

reserve

 

 

Retained

earnings

Attributable to the Owners of the Company

 

Non-con-trolling interests

Total

equity

 

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 1 January 2016

57,929

93,075

272

(49,710)

1,409

9,177

(637)

311,760

423,275

628

423,903

 

               

             

              

                  

                  

                  

                

               

                 

                 

             

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(122)

27,796

27,674

(11)

27,663

Share options rights charge

-

-

-

-

895

-

-

-

895

-

895

Dividends paid during the period 

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

(6,142)

(6,142)

-

(6,142)

 

              

               

              

              

                  

                  

                  

               

               

          

               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2016

57,929

93,075

272

(49,710)

2,304

9,177

(759)

333,414

445,702

617

446,319

 

               

             

              

                  

                  

                  

                

               

                 

           

             

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity (continued)

For the period ended 30 June 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share

capital

Share premium

Restricted

reserve

Group restructuring reserve

Share option reserve

Capital contribution

Foreign

currency

translation

reserve

Retained earnings

Attributable to the owners of the Company

Non-controlling interests

Total equity

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 1 January 2015

57,929

93,247

272

(49,437)

563

9,177

180

246,631

358,562

610

359,172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income for the period

-

-

-

-

-

-

(295)

34,770

34,475

214

34,689

Share issue costs

-

(172)

-

-

-

-

-

(172)

-

(172)

Share options rights charge

           -

-

-

713

                 -

-

-

713

-

713

Acquisition of interest in Joint Venture

             -

-

-

-

                 -

-

(1,817)

(1,817)

(228)

(2,045)

Dividends paid during the period 

-

-

-

-

-

-

(5,624)

(5,624)

-

(5,624)

 

              

             

              

               

                  

                

              

                 

                 

            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 30 June 2015

57,929

93,075

272

(49,437)

1,276

9,177

(115)

273,960

386,137

596

386,733

 

              

             

              

                  

               

                  

                

              

                 

                 

            

                                             

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

 


Six months ended 30 June

Year ended
31 December

 

2016

2015

2015

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

Net cash from operating activities (note 11)

63,867

45,927

124,960

 

                    

                  

                    

Investing activities

 

 

 

Payments for property, plant and equipment

(109,690)

(112,114)

(184,403)

Proceeds from disposal of property, plant and equipment

55

3

768

Movement in capital advances

(71)

750

489

Dry docking expenditure incurred

(1,895)

(1,836)

(7,320)

Movement in pledged deposits

-

266

299

Movement in guarantee deposits

-

(84)

(247)

Interest received

42

286

640

 

                   

                  

                    

 

 

 

 

Net cash used in investing activities

(111,559)

(112,729)

(189,774)

 

                  

                  

                    

 

 

 

 

Financing activities

 

 

 

Bank borrowings received

75,000

85,000

485,000

Share issue costs paid

-

(172)

(172)

Repayment of bank borrowings

(34,771)

(6,500)

(370,500)

Interest paid

(11,610)

(12,111)

(25,832)

Payment on obligations under finance lease

(2,050)

(2,257)

(4,628)

Dividends paid

(6,142)

(5,624)

(7,831)

Payment of issue costs on borrowings

(846)

-

(9,921)

 

                 

                 

                    

 

 

 

 

Net cash generated from financing activities

19,581

58,336

66,116

 

                  

                  

                    

 

 

 

 

Net (decrease)/increase in cash and cash equivalents

(28,111)

      (8,466)

1,302

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the beginning of the  period

60,834

       59,532

59,532

 

                 

                 

                    

 

 

 

 

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

32,723

51,066

60,834

 

                  

                  

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form an integral part of these condensed consolidated financial statements.

                                    

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

1          Corporate information

 

Gulf Marine Services PLC (the "Company") is a Company which was registered in England and Wales on 24 January 2014. The Company is a public limited liability company with operations mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, and Europe. The address of the registered office of the Company is 1st Floor, 40 Dukes Place, London EC3A 7NH. The registered number of the Company is 08860816.

 

The Company and its subsidiaries (collectively the "Group") are engaged in providing self-propelled, self-elevating support vessels which provide the stable platform for delivery of a wide range of services throughout the total lifecycle of offshore oil, gas and renewable energy activities and are capable of operations in the Middle East, South East Asia, West Africa and Europe.

 

The condensed consolidated financial statements of the Group for the six months ended 30 June 2016 were authorised for issue on 30 August 2016. The condensed consolidated financial statements do not comprise statutory accounts within the meaning of Section 434 of the Companies Act 2006. The condensed consolidated financial statements have been reviewed, not audited. The information for the year ended 31 December 2015, contained in the condensed consolidated financial statements, does not constitute statutory accounts as defined in section 434 of the Companies Act 2006.

 

The Company issued statutory financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015 which were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union. Those financial statements were approved by the Board of Directors on 21 March 2016. The report of the auditor on those accounts was unqualified, did not draw attention to any matters by way of emphasis and did not contain any statement under section 498(2) or 498(3) of the Companies Act 2006. A copy of the statutory accounts for year ended 31 December 2015 has been delivered to the Registrar of Companies.

 

2          Basis of preparation

 

The annual consolidated financial statements of the Group are prepared in accordance with IFRS as adopted by the European Union. The interim set of condensed consolidated financial statements included in this half-yearly financial report has been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority and with International Accounting Standard (IAS) 34 Interim Financial Reporting as adopted by the European Union.

 

The condensed consolidated financial information does not include all the information required for full annual consolidated financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the Group's audited consolidated financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015. In addition, results for the six-month period ended 30 June 2016 are not necessarily indicative of the results that may be expected for the financial year ending 31 December 2016. The condensed consolidated statement of comprehensive income for the six month period ended 30 June 2016 is not affected significantly by seasonality of results.

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

2          Basis of preparation (continued)

 

Going concern

 

The Group is expected to continue to generate positive operating cash flows on its own account for the foreseeable future and has in place a committed capex facility of US$ 175.0 million, of which US$ 50.0 million has been drawn, to help fund its capital expenditure programme, and a committed working capital facility of US$ 50.0 million (see note 10).

 

On the basis of their assessment of the Group's financial position for a period of not less than 12 months from the date of approval of the half year results, the Group's Directors have a reasonable expectation that the Group will be able to continue in operational existence for the foreseeable future. Thus they have adopted the going concern basis of accounting in preparing the condensed consolidated financial statements.

 

Significant accounting policies

 

The accounting policies and methods of computation adopted in the preparation of these condensed consolidated financial statements are consistent with those followed in the preparation of the Group's annual financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2015 as disclosed in the Annual Report, except for the adoption of new standards and interpretations effective as of 1 January 2016.

 

The following new and revised IFRSs have been adopted in these condensed consolidated financial statements. The application of these new and revised IFRSs has not had any material impact on the amounts reported for the current and prior years but may affect the accounting for future transactions or arrangements.

·     Amendments to IFRS 10, IFRS 12 and IAS 28 Investment Entities: Applying the Consolidation  Exception

·     Amendments to IAS 1 Disclosure Initiative

·     Annual Improvements to IFRSs: 2012-2014 Cycle Annual Improvements to IFRSs: 2012-2014 Cycle

·     Amendments to IAS 27 Equity Method in Separate Financial Statements

·     IFRS 14 Regulatory Deferral Accounts

·     Amendments to IFRS 11 Accounting for Acquisitions of Interests in Joint Operations

·     Amendments to IAS 16 and IAS 38 Clarification of Acceptable Methods of Depreciation and Amortisation

·     Amendments to IAS 16 and IAS 41 Agriculture: Bearer Plants

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

3          Segment reporting

 

The segment information provided to the Chief Operating Decision Makers for the operating and reportable segments for the period include the following:

 

 

Revenue

Segment Profit

 

6 months ended 30 June

31 December

6 months ended 30 June

31

December

 

2016

2015

2015

2016

2015

2015

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Class vessels

51,981

53,595

114,468

38,969

38,961

82,667

Mid-Size Class vessels

18,450

250

14,459

12,838

143

10,120

Large Class vessels

39,042

41,865

86,390

30,942

30,217

64,646

Other vessels

903

2,486

4,396

(47)

495

880

 

_______

_______

_______

_______

_______

_________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

110,376

98,196

219,713

82,702

69,816

158,313

 

_______

_______

_______

_______

_______

________

Less:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation charged to     cost of sales

 

 

 

(13,441)

  (10,968)

(22,467)

Amortisation charged to cost of sales

 

 

 

(2,021)

(683)

(3,624)

Impairment charge

 

 

 

(14,162)

-

-

 

 

 

 

_______

_______

_________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gross profit

 

 

 

53,078

58,165

132,222

General and administrative expenses

 

 

 

(12,683)

(10,286)

(20,875)

Finance income

 

 

 

42

286

640

Finance expense

 

 

 

(10,342)

(11,525)

(34,134)

Other income

 

 

 

64

123

305

Loss on disposal of asset

 

 

 

(868)

(323)

(1,045)

Loss on exchange

 

 

 

(1,152)

(278)

(32)

 

 

 

 

_______

_______

_________

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit before taxation

 

 

 

28,139

36,162

77,081

 

 

 

 

               

              

                  

 

 

Segment revenue reported above represents revenue generated from external customers. There were no inter-segment sales in each of the periods. There has been no change in the basis of segmentation or the basis of measurement of segment profit or loss in the period.

 

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

4          Presentation of adjusted results

 

The following table provides a reconciliation between the Group's adjusted and statutory financial results:

 

 

6 months ended 30 June 2016

6 months ended 30 June 2015

 

Adjusted

Adjusting

Statutory

Adjusted

Adjusting

  Statutory

 

results

items

total

results

Items

total

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

110,376

-

110,376

98,196

-

98,196

Cost of sales

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Operating expenses

(27,674)

-

(27,674)

(28,380)

-

(28,380)

-Depreciation and amortisation

(15,462)

-

(15,462)

(11,651)

-

(11,651)

-Impairment charge

-

(14,162)

(14,162)

-

-

-

Gross profit

67,240

(14,162)

53,078

58,165

-

58,165

General and administrative

 

 

 

 

 

 

-Depreciation

(633)

-

(633)

(550)

-

(550)

-Other administrative costs

(12,050)

-

(12,050)

(9,736)

-

(9,736)

Operating profit

54,557

(14,162)

40,395

47,879

-

47,879

Finance income

42

-

42

286

-

286

Finance expense

(10,342)

-

(10,342)

(11,525)

-

(11,525)

Other income

64

 

64

123

-

123

Loss on sale of asset

(868)

-

(868)

(323)

 

(323)

Foreign exchange gain/ loss, net

(1,152)

-

(1,152)

(278)

-

(278)

Profit before taxation

42,301

(14,162)

28,139

36,162

-

36,162

Tax

(354)

-

(354)

(1,178)

-

(1,178)

Net profit

41,947

(14,162)

27,785

34,984

-

34,984

Profit attributable to

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

41,958

(14,162)

27,796

34,770

-

34,770

Non-controlling interest

(11)

-

(11)

214

-

214

Earnings per share

12.00

(4.05)

7.95

9.95

-

9.95

Supplementary non-statutory information

 

 

 

 

 

 

Operating profit

54,557

(14,162)

40,395

47,879

-

47,879

Add: Depreciation, amortisation and impairment charges

16,095

14,162

30,257

12,201

-

12,201

EBITDA

70,652

-

70,652

60,080

-

60,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

5          Taxation

 

Tax is charged at 1.3% for the six months ended June 2016 (2015: 3.3%) representing the best estimate of the average annual effective tax rate expected to apply for the full year, applied to the Group's pre-tax income of the six month period.

 

The withholding tax included in the current tax charge amounted to US$ 0.1 million (six months June 2015: US$ 0.7 million).

 

6          Earnings per share

 

 

6 months ended June

 

6 months ended June

 

 

31 December

 

2016

 

2015

 

2015

Earnings for the purpose of basic and diluted earnings per share being profit for the period attributable to owners of the parent (US$'000)

 

27,796

 

 

34,770

 

 

74,776

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earnings for the purpose of adjusted basic and diluted earnings per share (US$'000) (see note 4)

41,958

 

34,770

 

84,642

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weighted average number of shares ('000)

349,528

 

349,528

 

349,528

Weighted average diluted number of shares ('000)

353,478

 

350,788

 

351,946

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share (cents)

7.95

 

9.95

 

21.39

Diluted earnings per share (cents)

7.86

 

9.91

 

21.25

Adjusted earnings per share (cents)

12.00 

 

9.95 

 

   24.22 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share (cents)

11.87 

 

9.91 

 

24.05 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the period (as disclosed in the statement of comprehensive income) by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period.

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

6          Earnings per share (continued)

 

Adjusted earnings per share is calculated on the same basis but uses the earnings for the purpose of basic earnings per share (shown above) adjusted by adding back the impairment charge which has been expensed in the income statement (US$ 14.2 million). The adjusted earnings per share is presented as the Directors consider it provides an additional indication of the underlying performance of the Group.

 

Diluted earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders of the Company for the period by the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue during the period, adjusted for the weighted average effect of share options outstanding during the period.

 

Adjusted diluted earnings per share is calculated on the same basis but uses adjusted profit (note 4) attributable to the equity shareholders of the Company.

 

The following table shows a reconciliation between basic and diluted average number of shares:

 

 

 

30 June

2016

000's

30 June 2015

000's

31 December 2015

000's

 

 

 

 

Weighted average basic number of shares in issue

349,528

349,528

349,528

Effect of share options under LTIP schemes

3,950

1,260

2,418

Weighted average diluted number of shares in issue

353,478

350,788

351,946

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

7          Property, plant and equipment

 

 

Vessels

Assets

under

construction

Land, Building and Improvements

Vessel Spares

Others

Total

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 January 2016

826,101

81,436

8,719

9,889

4,138

930,283

Additions

-

68,373

-

70

-

68,443

Transfers

68,947

(73,868)

33

4,504

384

-

Disposals

(1,055)

-

-

(21)

(121)

(1,197)

Balance as at 30 June 2016

893,993

75,941

8,752

14,442

4,401

997,529

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2016

119,949

-

4,650

6,472

2,951

134,022

Eliminated on disposals of assets

(153)

-

-

-

(121)

(274)

Depreciation expense

13,027

-

203

330

299

13,859

Impairment charge

14,162

-

-

-

-

14,162

Balance as at 30 June 2016

146,985

-

4,853

6,802

3,129

161,769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Book Value as at 30 June 2016

747,008

75,941

3,899

7,640

1,272

835,760

               
 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

7          Property, plant and equipment (continued)

 

 

Vessels

Assets

under

construction

Land, Building and Improvements

Vessel Spares

Others

Total

 

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

US$'000

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance as at 1 January 2015

  615,168

            88,711

       7,400

 10,586

     4,845

  726,710

Additions

64,626

139,197

622

861

56

205,362

Transfers

146,942

(146,472)

771

(1,544)

303

-

Disposals

(635)

-

(74)

(14)

(1,066)

(1,789)

Balance as at 31 December 2015

826,101

81,436

8,719

9,889

4,138

930,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated Depreciation

 

 

 

 

 

 

Balance at 1 January 2015

98,514

-

4,424

5,823

3,425

112,186

Eliminated on disposals of assets

(186)

-

(74)

(14)

(1,076)

(1,350)

Depreciation expense

21,621

-

300

663

602

23,186

Balance as at 31 December 2015

119,949

-

4,650

6,472

2,951

134,022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net Book Value as at 31 December 2015

706,152

81,436

4,069

3,417

1,187

796,261

 

The carrying amount of vessels held under finance leases is US$ 45.2 million (31 December 2015: US$ 100.2 million). During the period the Group purchased the formerly leased vessel Pepper for US$ 51.0 million (see note 10).

 

Included within additions is US$ 1.3 million (2015: US$ 5.8 million) in respect of capitalised borrowing costs incurred on vessels under construction. The capitalisation rate used to determine this figure was 1.91% per annum (2015: 5.56%).

 

Impairment Assessment

 

The Group undertook a full impairment review of its fixed assets as at 30 June 2016. Whilst none of the Group's core SESV assets were impaired, the Group recognised an impairment charge of US$ 14.2 million on its non-core assets arising from the impact that the continued decline in oil price had on the charter rates and utilisation levels of those vessels. The Group's non-core assets comprise two anchor tug supply vessels and an accommodation barge. The impairment charge of US$ 14.2 million has been expensed in the statement of comprehensive income through cost of sales.

 

For the purpose of the impairment assessment, each vessel is considered a separate cash-generating unit ("CGU") and management has estimated the recoverable amounts of its vessels based on their value in use.

 

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

 

7          Property, plant and equipment (continued)

 

The cash flow projections used in determining the value in use of each CGU were based on forecasts prepared by management taking into account past experience. The average compound annual growth rates ("CAGR") for revenue for the CGUs were assumed as an average upward revision of 4.7% between 2017 and 2022 remaining flat thereafter.

 

The cash flows have been discounted using a pre-tax discount rate of 11.5% (30 June 2015: 11.5%) which was estimated taking into consideration the weighted average cost of capital of a portfolio of peer group companies with similar assets. The discount rate reflects current market assessments of the time value of money, the risks associated with the cash flows, and the expected levels of leverage. Consideration has also been given to other factors such as currency risk, operational risk and country risk.

 

 

8          Trade and other receivables

 

30 June

31 December

 

2016

2015

 

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

Trade receivables

40,366

54,700

Accrued income

2,291

503

Prepayments and deposits

5,315

3,918

Advances to suppliers

606

540

Other receivables

79

145

Due from related parties

70

70

 

                  

                    

Total

 

 

 

       48,727

         59,876

 

 

9          Share option reserve

 

Share based expenses for the period of US$ 0.90 million (31 December 2015: US$ 0.85 million) relate to awards granted to employees under the Group's Long-Term Incentive Plan (LTIP). The charge is included in general and administrative expenses in the statement of comprehensive income.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

10        Borrowings

 

Borrowings represent bank borrowings and obligations under finance leases. Bank borrowings relate to the bank facility provided by Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, which comprises term loans and amounts drawn under a revolving working capital facility.

 

 

30 June

2016

US$'000

 

31 December 2015

US$'000

Current

 

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

3,539

 

55,026

Bank borrowings

19,060

 

17,863

 

 

 

 

Non-current

 

 

 

Obligations under finance leases

38,014

 

39,577

Bank borrowings

385,033

 

347,253

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total borrowings

445,646

 

459,719

 

The Group has undrawn committed loan facilities at the period end as shown below:

 

 

30 June 2016

US$'000

31 December 2015

US$'000

 

 

 

Working capital facility

50,000

50,000

Capex facility

125,000

175,000

Undrawn committed loan facility

175,000

225,000

 

Net debt during the period was as follows:

 

 

30 June 2016

31 December 2015

 

US$'000

US$'000

 

 

 

Bank borrowings

404,093

365,116

Obligations under finance leases

41,553

94,603

Less: Cash at Bank and in hand

(32,723)

(60,834)

Total

412,923

398,885

 

On 16 March 2016 the option to purchase the leased Enhanced Small Class vessel (Pepper) for US$ 51.0 million was exercised. The purchase was funded by available cash and a drawdown from the Group's committed loan facility.  Against the committed loan facility, US$ 50.0 million was drawn down during the period and used to fund part of the purchase price of Pepper and the ongoing new build programme.

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

 

11        Notes to the cash flow statement

 

 

Six months ended           30 June

 

Year ended

31 December

 

2016

 

2015

 

2015

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

US$'000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit for the period/year before taxation

28,139

 

    36,162

 

77,081

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

13,859

 

    11,331

 

23,186

Amortisation of intangibles

188

 

         188

 

375

Amortisation of dry docking expenditure

2,021

 

         683

 

3,624

Impairment charge

14,162

 

-

 

-

End of service benefit charge

580

 

399

 

1,181

End of service benefits paid

(357)

 

       (215)

 

(258)

Provision for doubtful debts

-

 

        200

 

614

Recovery of doubtful debts

-

 

-

 

(925)

Fair value loss on derivative financial instrument

-

 

202

 

27

Loss on disposal of property, plant and equipment

868

 

323

 

1,045

Share options rights charge

895

 

713

 

846

Interest income

(42)

 

       (286)

 

(640)

Interest expense

9,923

 

       9,804

 

21,452

Write-off of unamortised issue costs

-

 

-

 

7,743

Other income

(64)

 

-

 

(305)

Amortisation of issue costs

419

 

     1,520  

 

2,516

 

                   

 

                 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash flow from operating activities before

  movement in working capital

70,591

 

61,024

 

137,562

Decrease/(Increase) in trade and other receivables

11,152

 

(5,186)

 

(9,669)

(Decrease)/Increase in trade and other payables

(16,207)

 

(6,997)

 

718

 

                   

 

                 

 

                    

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cash generated from operations

65,536

 

    48,841

 

128,611

Taxation paid

(1,669)

 

    (2,914)

 

(3,651)

 

                   

 

               

 

                     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash generated from operating activities

63,867

 

    45,927

 

124,960

 

                   

 

               

 

                     

 

 

GULF MARINE SERVICES PLC

Notes to the condensed consolidated financial statements (continued)

for the period ended 30 June 2016

 

 

12        Capital commitments

 

Capital commitments as at 30 June 2016 were US$ 13.8 million (31 December 2015: US$ 32.8 million) comprising mainly of capital expenditure which has been contractually agreed with suppliers for future periods for new build vessels or the refurbishment of existing vessels.

 

13        Related parties

 

Certain members of key management personnel received share option awards during the period, under the terms of the Group's Long Term Incentive Plan ('LTIP').

 

The number of share awards made to the key management personnel is given in the table below together with their weighted average fair value ('WAFV') and weighted average grant price ('WAGP'). The exercise price of the share awards is US$ nil (2015: nil). No share awards vested in the period.

 

 

Scheme

WAFV

US$

WAGP

Expiry date

30 June 2016

US$

Number of options vested

Number of options unvested

Total outstanding

 

2016 LTIPs- Senior Management

0.82

0.94

March 2019

-

3,175,556

3,175,556

There were no other financially significant related party transactions during the six months ended 30 June 2016.

 

 

14        Events after the reporting period

 

(a)  After the period end, the Directors declared an interim dividend of 0.41 pence (0.54 cents) per ordinary share, which will be paid on 3 October 2016 to shareholders on the register on 9 September 2016. These condensed consolidated financial statements do not reflect the interim dividend, which will be recognised in equity attributable to the owners of the parent as an appropriation of retained earnings in the financial statements for the year ending 31 December 2016. 

 

(b)  On 5 August 2016, the Group announced a new 12 month contract, which includes options, awarded for a Mid-Size Class vessel and a contract extension for one of the Small Class vessels for 12 months with a further one-year option period. 

 

(c)  On 16 August 2016, the Group announced the early termination of a Mid-Size Class vessel which is expected to come off charter in early Q4 2016.


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