Q1 2016 trading update: ongoing challenging oil and gas market continues to impact Fugro results

  • Year-on-year revenue decline of 25.8% or 23.4% on a currency comparable basis, in line with oil and gas market developments.
  • Negative low single digit EBIT margin in traditionally weak first quarter as a result of ongoing challenging market conditions.
  • Positive cash flow from operating activities after investments (including proceeds from sale and lease back of a geotechnical vessel).
  • Further reduction of net debt; net debt/EBITDA of 1.7 compared to covenant requirement of below 3.0 .
  • In April, agreement reached on sale of CGG USD 90 million term loan for around USD 71 million (EUR 63 million), to be fully applied to debt reduction.
  • Backlog for the next 12 months decreased by 22.3% on currency comparable basis compared to a year ago and by 8.6% compared to the previous quarter.

Outlook 2016: positive cash flow, further reduction of cost base and severe pressure on margins. …. 


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