UPDATE: Malaysia Petronas Gas 2Q Net Profit Up 5.3% As Margin Improves

September 16, 2017

Dateline 2017-08-15, Nikkei Asian Review:

Petronas Gas, the gas processing arm of Malaysia’s national oil and gas firm Petronas, said Tuesday its second quarter net profit grew 5.3% on year on higher gross profit and improved margin across all segments.

Net profit for the three months ended Jun. 30 stood at 425.33 million ringgit ($98.99 million) compared to 403.75 million ringgit a year ago, the company said in an exchange filing. Quarterly revenue rose 4.9% to 1.17 billion ringgit from 1.12 billion ringgit a year earlier.

Petronas Gas said it expects performance to remain stable amidst the challenging economic environment on the back of its strong and sustainable income streams from existing Gas Processing Agreement, Gas Transportation Agreements and Regasification Service Agreement signed with Petroliam Nasional.


PETRONAS Gas registers net profit of RM460mil

June 17, 2017

Dateline 2017-05-16, NST:

PETRONAS Gas Bhd has registered a net profit of RM463.24 million in the first quarter ended March 31, 3.6 per cent higher from RM447.17 million in the same period a year ago on higher fuel gas price revision.

Its revenue increased 3.54 per cent to RM1.17 billion in the quarter from RM1.13 billion in the corresponding period a year ago.

The company said the higher revenue was mainly contributed by higher utilities revenue in tandem with higher offtake by customers as well as higher sales prices in line with fuel gas price revision coupled with higher regasification revenue attributed to higher storage fees.

“Profit before taxation however was slightly lower by RM1.7 million mainly due to higher operating costs attributed to one-off staff costs adjustment and depreciation expense in line with completion of major capital projects.


Petronas Gas: RM4.5b capex for next 5 years

June 4, 2016

Now, how would I capitalize on downstream activities?

Dateline 2016-04-27, The Sun:

Petronas Gas Bhd (PGB) has allocated RM4.5 billion in capital expenditure (capex) for the next five years, said its chairman Tan Sri Shamsul Azhar Abbas.

“We are continuously looking for growth projects…we will continue to maintain our capex kind of expense to the tune of about RM300 million a year and for the next five years, our capex is going to be in the region of RM4.5 billion, mainly to cater for the growth projects,” he told reporters after its AGM yesterday.

Shamsul said the two major growth projects that it is involved in are the LNG Regasification Terminal (RGT) and the Air Separation Unit (ASU) project, both of which are located in Pengerang.

He said the RGT project is now at 25% progress on ground and the first storage tank should be commissioned before the end of 2017 while the second tank, which will complete the whole project, will be commissioned by the first quarter of 2018.

The group also aims to enter into its final investment decision for the ASU project by the second quarter of this year. The ASU is being built to cater for the requirements of the Petronas Refinery and Petrochemical Integrated Development (Rapid) project.

“Those are the two major projects as far as growth is concerned. You may notice that in terms of capex requirement, we have undertaken a loan of US$500 million (RM1.95 billion) from Mizuho Bank earlier this year. The bulk of that loan is going to cater for these growth projects and the rest will be reserved for maintenance capex.


Petronas Gas FY15 earnings up 7.8% to nearly RM2b

April 10, 2016

Dateline 2016-02-24, The Star:

Petronas Gas Bhd earnings rose to nearly RM2bil in the financial year ended Dec 31, 2015 boosted by a one-off recognition of deferred tax asset (DTA) while it expects its agreements and utilities to underpin its steady performance for 2016.

It announced a dividend of 17 sen per share compared with 15 sen a year ago. For FY15, the total dividends were 60 sen compared with 55 sen a year ago.

Petronas Gas said it expected a challenging economic environment. However, it envisaged its steady performance to continue, backed by its solid business models under gas processing agreement, gas transportation agreements and regasification service agreement signed with its parent, Petroliam Nasional Bhd.


Terminates pact to develop regasification plant in Sabah

April 2, 2016

Dateline 2016-02-11, Nikkei Asean Review:

Petronas Gas and Sabah Energy Corporation have mutually terminated a pact to jointly develop a liquefied natural gas project in the Malaysian state of Sabah.

“In view of the prolonged uncertainty of the regasification terminal Lahad Datu Project, the parties to the Shareholders Agreement have mutually agreed to terminate the said SHA effective 10 February 2016,” Petronas Gas said in a stock exchange filing.

In September 2013, Petronas Gas, which processes natural gas and operates pipelines in Malaysia, had offered Sabah Energy to acquire up to a 20% equity stake in the project.  The estimated 0.76 million metric ton per year plant was scheduled to start operation last year but a violent insurgency in 2013 led to an indefinite suspension of the project.

Petronas Gas Q2 Pre-Tax Profit Falls To RM527.10 Mln

September 4, 2015

Dateline 2015-08-04, Malaysia Reserve:

Petronas Gas Bhd’s pre-tax profit for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015, fell to RM527.10 million from RM578.92 million in the corresponding quarter of 2014.

Revenue declined to RM1.08 billion from RM1.10 billion previously due to lower utilities revenue.

In a filing to Bursa Malaysia, Petronas Gas said the lower revenue was due to electricity tariff rebate effective March 1, 2015.

Petronas Gas expected its 2015 performance for gas processing, gas transportation and regasification segments to remain stable.

 


PGB records RM1.7b profit after tax

June 18, 2015

Dateline 2015-04-30, NST Online:

Petronas Gas Bhd (PGB) recorded profit after tax of RM1.7 billion despite declining crude oil prices, ringgit depreciation and a challenging economy.

Its chairman Datuk Manharlal Ratilal said 2014 was a strong year for the company in terms of performance and revenue.

“Overall, 2014 was a strong year for PGB as it has generated RM4.4 billion in revenue, a 13 per cent or RM500 million increase from last year.

“Our market capitalization closed at RM44 billion at year end, making PGB one of the largest corporations on Bursa Malaysia. Dividend paid was 55 sen  per ordinary share.”

The improved performance was mainly attributed to its full year operation from its liquefied natural gas (LNG) Regasification Terminal in Sungai Udang, Malacca as well as Gas Transportation Agreements with Petronas.