Shell Pakistan Limited’s financial results for the quarter & six months ended June 30, 2011

Shell Pakistan Limited’s financial results for the quarter & six months ended June 30, 2011

Karachi: A meeting of the Board of Directors was held at 10:30 a.m. on August 17, 2011 to consider the accounts for the quarter & six months ended June 30, 2011.

Financial Results

The financial results of the company are as follows:

 

Half year ended

Quarter ended

June 30,

June 30,

2011

2010

2011

2010

(Rupees ’000’)

Sales 130,417,765 102,015,257 64,795,441 53,509,344
Non-fuel retail – Others 1,255
Other revenue 246,258 205,671 130,552 101,833
———– ———- ———- ———-
130,664,023 102,222,183 64,925,993 53,611,177
Less: Sales tax  (14,346,098) (12,070,457) (7,199,150) (6,311,299)
———– ———- ———- ———-
Net revenue 116,317,925 90,151,726 57,726,843 47,299,878
Cost of products sold (108,759,087) (84,422,177) (53,959,829) (44,059,720)
 ———– ———- ———- ———-
7,558,838 5,729,549 3,767,014 3,240,158
Distribution and marketing expenses (1,908,327)  (1,787,802) (735,094) (1,106,719)
Administrative expenses (1,897,588) (1,952,339) (1,005,663) (887,998)
———– ———- ———- ———-
3,752,923 1,989,408 2,026,257 1,245,441
Other operating expenses (612,861)  (340,338) (306,818) (241,947)
———– ———-    – ——— ———-
3,140,062 1,649,070 1,719,439 1,003,494
Other operating income 108,765 387,206 55,886 115,550
 ———– ———- ———- ———-
Operating profit 3,248,827 2,036,276 1,775,325 1,119,044
Financial charges (895,091) (568,983)  (520,892) (305,513)
 ———– ———- ———- ———-
2,353,736 1,467,293 1,254,433 813,531
Share of profit of associate – net of tax 317,418 295,141 139,699 201,865
———–  ———-  ———-  ———-
Profit before taxation  2,671,154 1,762,434 1,394,132 1,015,396
Taxation  (1,263,955) (1,042,224)  (745,333) (697,223)
———–  ———-  ———- ———-
Profit after taxation 1,407,199 720,210 648,799 318,173
———– ———- ———- ———-

(Rupees)

Earnings per share – basic 20.55  10.52 9.47  4.65

 

 

A copy of the Chairman’s review for the half year ended June 30, 2011, enclosed.

For the half year ended June 30, 2011

On behalf of the Board of Directors of Shell Pakistan Limited, I am pleased to share the results of the Company for the half year ended June 30, 2011.

For this period, our Net Revenues were Rs. 116,318 million with Gross Profits of Rs 7,559 million, delivering Profit before Tax of Rs 2,671 million. During this half year the Company earned a profit after tax of Rs. 1,407 million as against a net profit of Rs. 720 million recorded in the same period last year.

This increase is primarily due to favourable movements in the international oil price during the period with support from improved performance in the export business of the Company and reduction of operating costs. However, your Company continues to be impacted by very low regulated margins set by the Government for motor gasoline and diesel and high financing costs due to significant delay in recovery of refunds of indirect taxes and subsidy claims from the Government.

Regulated margins for petrol and diesel in Pakistan remain one of the lowest in the region, having been further reduced by the Government in late 2010, at a time of both rising oil prices and increasing cost of doing business. In a high oil price and inflationary environment that was prevalent during this half-year period, the level of margins allowed by the Government do not provide appropriate returns to cover the cost of operations and the high cost of financing for the required investments in costlier stock and higher and delayed Government receivables.

Government receivables are now approaching in excess of Rs 13,000 million mainly related to refund of indirect taxes and fuel subsidies. This is causing a continually high financing charge on the company. Since the inception of these receivables, the delays in settlement have already cost the company over Rs. 3 billion in interest costs. Your management is vigorously following up with concerned Government authorities for the early settlement of these receivables.

We continue to emphasise that it is imperative for the Government to urgently address the unfavourable impacts of low margins in Oil Marketing Company’s margins and delay in settlement of Government receivables. The recent ECC decision on margin increase is a positive step in this direction and we are hopeful that this will be fully and immediately implemented. Also the delays in clearing receivables due from the Government needs to be addressed on an urgent basis to create an environment conducive to business continuity and growth in this key sector of the economy.

Due to these challenges and its impact on the operating position, your Board has not recommended an interim dividend for the current period and will only consider a final dividend at the year end.

We thank our shareholders, customers and staff for their sustained support and trusting Shell as their brand of first choice.

For more information, contact:
Tariq Saeed
Secretary
Shell Pakistan Limited
Shell House, 6, Ch. Khaliquzzaman Rood, Karachi-75530
Tel +92 (21) 111 888 222
P.O. Box 3901 Karachi

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