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Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the three months ended March 31, 2015

Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the three months ended March 31, 2015 Gazprom’s financial information under International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) for the three months ended March 31, 2015

Today PJSC Gazprom issued its unaudited consolidated interim condensed financial information prepared in accordance with International Accounting Standard 34 Interim Financial Reporting (IAS 34) for the three months ended March 31, 2015.

Below are the unaudited consolidated interim condensed statement of comprehensive income prepared in accordance with IFRS for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and for the three months ended March 31, 2014. All amounts are presented in millions of the Russian Rubles.

Total sales (net of excise tax, VAT and customs duties) increased by RUB 89,516 million, or 6 %, to RUB 1,648,253 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014. The increase in sales is mainly driven by the increase in gas sales to Europe and other countries and Former Soviet Union countries (excluding the Russian Federation). More detailed information concerning the main items of the sales’ structure for the three months ended March 31, 2015 and 2014.

Net sales of gas increased by RUB 91,657 million, or 10 %, to RUB 1,001,609 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014.

In the three months ended March 31, 2015 net sales of gas to Europe and other countries increased by RUB 58,614 million, or 12 %, to RUB 542,993 million compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014. This is primarily explained by the increase in average prices in RUB terms (including excise tax and customs duties) by 37 %. The change is primarily due to increase in exchange rate, which is partially compensated by the decrease in volumes of gas sold by 16 %, or 7.6 bcm.

Net sales of gas to FSU countries increased by RUB 28,879 million, or 23 %, to RUB 155,638 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014. This is primarily explained by the increase in average prices in RUB terms (including customs duties) by 58 %.The change is primarily due to increase in exchange rate, which is partially compensated by the decrease in volumes of gas sold by 21 %, or 3.4 bcm.

Net sales of gas in the Russian Federation decreased by RUB 12,261 million, or 4 %, to RUB 286,553 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014. This is primarily explained by the decrease in volumes of gas sold by 5 %, or 4.2 bcm.

Operating expenses increased by RUB 81,836 million, or 8 %, to RUB 1,171,585 million in the three months ended March 31, 2015 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014.

The major factors leading to an increase in operating expenses were:
an increase in purchased gas (by RUB 41,100 million) mainly due to an increase in cost of gas purchased from third parties abroad;
an increase in taxes due to an increase in mineral extraction tax and property tax (by RUB 34,693 million).

Profit attributable to the owners of PJSC Gazprom for the three months ended March 31, 2015 totaled RUB 382,112 million which is RUB 159,105 million, or 71 %, higher compared to the three months ended March 31, 2014.

Net debt balance (defined as the sum of short-term borrowings, current portion of long-term borrowings, short-term promissory notes payable, long-term borrowings, long-term promissory notes payable, net of cash and cash equivalents and balances of cash and cash equivalents restricted as to withdrawal under the terms of certain borrowings and other contractual obligations) decreased by RUB 202,367 million, or 12 %, from RUB 1,650,633 million as of December 31, 2014 to RUB 1,448,266 million as of March 31, 2015. This decrease resulted from the increase in cash and cash equivalents.

Source : Neftegaz.RU