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«SIBUR» LLC is the managing organization of PJSC «SIBUR Holding».

117218, Moscow, Krzhizhanovsky st., 16/1

SIBUR Reports H1 2013 IFRS Results

Moscow, 12 September 2013. OAO SIBUR Holding, a unique integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company, today published its operational and financial results for the three and six months ended 30 June 2013 in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Operational Results

In the first half of 2013, SIBUR’s gas processing plants (GPPs), including GPPs operated by OOO Yugragazpererabotka, processed 9.6 billion cubic metres of associated petroleum gas (APG)((1) an increase of 5.4% year-on-year. As a result, production of natural gas(2) rose 4.2% year-on-year to 8.3 billion cubic metres(1). Raw natural gas liquids (raw NGL)(1) increased by 14.6% year-on-year to 2.6 million tonnes.

In the first half of 2013, SIBUR increased sales volumes in majority of its energy products primarily due to higher hydrocarbon feedstock processing. Our natural gas sales volumes increased by 18.4% year-on-year to 6.2 billion cubic metres. External sales of natural gas liquids (NGLs), including liquefied petroleum gases (LPG), naphtha and raw NGL, rose 17.1% year-on-year to 2.3 million tonnes. Sales volumes of petrochemical products totaled 1.1 million tonnes, a decrease of 7.8% year-on-year.

Operational Highlights

Six months ended 30 JuneChange
Tonnes, except as stated
2013 2012
Processing and production volumes
APG processing(1) (thousand cubic metres)9,635,356 9,140,248 5.4%
APG processing, SIBUR’s share(3) (thousand cubic metres) 6,786,469 6,301,2687.7%
Natural gas production(1) (thousand cubic metres)8,341,818 8,008,428 4.2%
Natural gas production, SIBUR’s share(3) (thousand cubic metres)5,655,811 5,323,616 6.2%
Raw NGL production(1) 2,572,444 2,244,767 14.6%
Raw NGL production, SIBUR’s share(3) 1,818,446 1,477,679 23.1%
Basic polymers production201,047196,193 2.5%
Synthetic rubbers production 216,665212,9321.8%
Plastics and organic synthesis production 447,670 393,28813.8%
Intermediates and other chemicals production 1,609,638 1,709, 220 (5.8%)
Sales volumes
Natural gas sales volumes (thousand cubic metres)6,211,5145,244,36718.4%
NGLs sales volumes 2,334,561 1,993,04117.1%
MTBE, other fuels & fuel additives sales volumes320,791307,4614.3%
Petrochemical products sales volumes1,064,4361,154,083(7.8%)

Financial Results

In the first half of 2013, SIBUR’s revenue decreased by 5% year-on-year to RR 130 billion. The decrease was largely attributable to three key factors. First, our synthetic rubber business continued to be under significant pressure due to weak demand on our key markets and persisting price correction for majority of synthetic rubber grades. Second, in the first quarter of 2012, we continued trading activities in favour of the mineral fertilisers business, which had been divested at the end of 2011. Revenue from such trading activities, which we reported as “trading and other sales” in the first quarter of 2012, is non-recurring, as these activities were discontinued from the second quarter of 2012. Third, following the deconsolidation of OOO Yugragazpererabotka (our joint venture with RN Holding(4)) as of 12 March 2013, we no longer consolidate the JV’s revenue. The above factors were only partially compensated by solid performance of our energy product group on strong volume growth and an increase in revenue from sales of plastics & organic synthesis products thanks to higher production and change in scope through consolidation of the BIAXPLEN group of companies.

Our EBITDA for the first half of 2013 amounted to RR 38,117 million, a year-on-year decline of 10.4%. Our EBITDA margin totaled 29.3%. The year-on-year decrease in EBITDA was primarily attributable to tighter spreads between feedstock and end-product prices, particularly in synthetic rubber product group.

Net profit for the first half of 2013 totaled RR 25,545 million, a decrease of 13.9% year-on-year. The decline was largely attributable to lower EBITDA and the foreign exchange loss on the revaluation of our USD-denominated debt, which was materially higher than a year earlier.

Despite EBITDA declining by 10.4%, our net ash from operating activities went down by 4.8% year-on-year to RR 36,995 million, reflecting a positive effect from working capital changes.

In the first half of 2013, our capital expenditures increased by 11.8% year-on-year to RR 36,044 million. The growth was attributable to the investments in the development of our feedstock processing and transportation infrastructure as well as in our petrochemical projects in line with our strategic objectives.

Financial results

Six months ended 30 JuneChange
RR millions, except as stated
2013 2012
Revenue (net of VAT and export duties)130,030 136,926 (5.0%)
Energy products67,219 63,441 6.0%
Petrochemical products
EBITDA margin, %29.3%31.1%
Profit for the reporting period25,54529,662(13.9%)
Net cash from operating activities36,99538,847(4.8%)
Net cash used in investing activities, including:(36,717)(15,821)132.1%
Purchase of property, plant and equipment(36,044)(32,226)11.8%


As of 30 June 2013, our total debt amounted to RR 94,409 million, a decrease of 1.7% compared to 31 December 2012. The share of long-term debt in the company’s overall credit portfolio increased to 71.3% as of 30 June 2013, compared to 42.8% as of 31 December 2012.

Our net debt(5) totaled RR 90,149 million and our net debt to EBITDA ratio stood at 1.16x as of 30 June 2013, which underscores the company’s strong financial position.


RR millions, except as stated
As of 30 June 2013As of 31 December 2012 Changе, %
Total debt94,40995,994(1.7%)
Cash and cash equivalents 4,26013,570(68.6%)
Net debt(5)90,14982,4249.4%
Key ratio
Debt / EBITDA1.21x 1.17x
Net debt(5)/EBITDA1.16x1.00x

Borrowings by scheduled maturities

RR millions, except as stated
As of 30 June 2013% of total debtAs of 31 December 2012% of total debtChange, %
Due for repayment:

Within one year27,091 28.7%54,936
57.2% (50.7%)
Between one and two years14,82115.7%15,175
15.8% (2.3%)
Between two and five years43,71946.3%12,67913.2% 244.8%
After five years8,778 9.3%13,204 13.8% (33.5%)
Total debt94,409100.0%
95,994 100.0% (1.7%)

Full version of the unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information as of and for the three and six months ended 30 June 2013 in accordance with IFRS is available on our website (at


SIBUR is a uniquely positioned vertically integrated gas processing and petrochemicals company. We own and operate Russia’s largest gas processing business in terms of associated petroleum gas processing volumes and are a leader in the Russian petrochemicals industry.

As of 30 June 2013, SIBUR operated 27(6) production sites across Russia and employed more than 28,000 personnel. We serve over 1,500 large customers operating in the energy, automotive, construction, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), chemical and other industries in approximately 60 countries.

(1) Including RN Holding’s (formerly OAO TNK-BP Holding) share in processing/production volumes of OOO Yugragazpererabotka.
(2) An equivalent to dry gas, a product of APG processing.
(3) Excluding RN Holding’s (formerly OAO TNK-BP Holding) share in processing/production volumes of OOO Yugragazpererabotka.
(4)Formerly TNK-BP Holding. Renamed RN Holding as of 30 July 2013 following the acquisition by Rosneft.
(5)Net debt is calculated as total debt less cash and cash equivalents.
(6)Including three GPPs operated by OOO Yugragazpererabotka, SIBUR’s JV with RN Holding (formerly TNK-BP Holding), which we do not consolidate from the second quarter of 2013.

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