Net sales rise 16% yoy driven by 1) higher net realizations for crude oil, 2) higher realizations for value added products along with higher volumes for SKO
|(Rs m)||Q3 FY13||Q3 FY12||% yoy||Q2 FY13||% qoq|
|OPM (%)||53.8||59.0||(525) bps||52.1||163 bps|
|Effective tax rate (%)||32.2||51.8||30.9|
|Adj. PAT margin (%)||26.4||19.8||662 bps||29.7||(328) bps|
|Extra ordinary items||-||31,421||-||-||-|
|Ann. EPS (Rs)||26.0||16.8||54.5||27.6||(5.7)|
Net sales in line with expectations, up 16% yoy
Oil and Natural Corporation Ltd (ONGC) reported 15.8% yoy increase in net sales to Rs211bn (including income from operations). Crude oil production was down 2.3% yoy as 15.5% yoy increase in JV production was more than offset by 4.7% decline in production from nominated blocks. Gas production was down by 0.9% mainly on account of 18.3% yoy fall in JV production. Crude oil revenues increased 16.5% yoy and 7.6% qoq driven by 1) higher net realizations and 2) higher contribution from non-discount crude oil. Crude oil revenues from JV fields increased 21.9% yoy driven by higher production at the Rajasthan block. Net realizations on sales volumes of crude oil from nominated blocks increased to US$47.97/bbl as compared to US$44.71/bbl in Q3 FY12 as the discount reduced from US$66.77/bbl to US$62.19/bbl. 6.1% yoy depreciation in rupee against the US Dollar also helped revenue growth for crude oil segment.
Gas segment revenues were higher by 10.5% yoy mainly on the back of 10.5% jump in rupee realizations driven by rupee depreciation. Revenues for the VAP segment jumped by 27.9% yoy as 1) sales volumes of SKO jumped 80% yoy and 2) realizations for all products were up substantially offsetting the impact of lower volumes of LPG, Naphtha and C2-C3.
Subsidy burden remains at Rs124bn
Subsidy incidence at Rs124bn was higher than our estimates. As per the government notification for Q3 FY13 subsidy sharing pattern, the total upstream contribution was at Rs151bn, which contributes to about 38.5% of the gross under recoveries. ONGC’s contribution to the upstream subsidy share was at 82.4% as compared to 82.1% in Q3 FY12 and 81.6% in Q2 FY13.
OPM falls 525bps yoy but improves 163bps qoq
During Q3 FY13, ONGC reported only 5.4% yoy rise in operating profit vis-à-vis 15.8% increase in net sales leading to a fall of 525bps yoy in OPM to 53.8%. The key reason for the fall was 583bps yoy increase in statutory levies as percentage of net sales on the back of higher cess on crude oil production. 21bps yoy fall in staff costs and 54bps yoy fall in overheads as percentage of net helped offset the impact to some extent.
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PAT ahead of expectations at Rs55.6bn
Other income was higher by 2.3% yoy owing to better yields on bank deposits but was partly offset by lower interest and dividend income from subsidiaries. Depreciation and depletion was lower by 2.7% yoy primarily on account of lower survey charges. Nevertheless, PAT at Rs55.6bn was up 54.5% yoy and was better than expectations.
ONGC has traded at a steep discount to its global peers over the past few years on the back of issues such as 1) subsidy burden and 2) government controlled gas prices (which are much lower than industry levels). However, of late government is trying to set right these issues by taking measures such as 1) partial de-regulation of diesel prices, 2) capping of sale of subsidised LPG cylinders and 3) showing intent to raise gas prices to about US$8/mmbtu as compared to current price of US$4.2/mmbtu. These steps, we believe, will lead to re-rating of ONGC towards its global peers. Hence we upgrade our rating to BUY with a revised 9-month price target of Rs350.
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