Lukoil's Net Income Tops $7B for Fiscal Year '09

LUKOIL's net income before one-off impairment losses (including impairment loss for Anaran project in Iran, which was abandoned due to international sanctions) reached $7,352 million. The Company's net income in 2009 was $7,011 million, 23.3% lower than in 2008. EBITDA in 2009 was $13,475 million, which is only 14.7% lower than in 2008. Revenues from sales were $81,083 million. Free cash flow was $2,360 million in 2009. The change in Company's financial results is significantly better than the change in Urals price, which decreased by 35.5% y-o-y.

The Company's tax expenses totalled $21.5 billion in 2009, including income tax expense of $2.0 billion.

Lifting costs per boe of production in 2009 decreased by 14% y-o-y, to $3.56 from $4.12 in 2008.

Capital expenditures including non-cash transactions in 2009 were $6.5 billion which is 38% lower y-o-y. Reduction of capital expenditures was in line with the anti-crisis program developed by the Company in the beginning of the year.

LUKOIL Group total hydrocarbon production available for sale reached 2,212 th. boe per day in 2009, which is a 0.8% increase
y-o-y. Crude oil production by LUKOIL Group increased by 2.7% y-o-y to 1,972 th. barrels per day.

Crude oil production of LUKOIL Group in 2009 totalled 97.62 mln tons. Crude oil output from the Yuzhnaya Khylchuya field in Timan-Pechora, brought into production in the third quarter of 2008, reached 7 mln tons. Natural and petroleum gas output of LUKOIL Group available for sale decreased by 12.5% to 14.90 bcm: output as part of international projects totalled 4.24 bcm, output in Russia was 10.66 bcm.

Throughputs at the Company's refineries (including its share in oil and petroleum product throughput at the ISAB and TRN refining complexes) increased by 11.4% y-o-y in 2009 and reached 62.70 mln tons. Throughputs at the Company's refineries in Russia increased by 0.6% y-o-y, throughputs at the Company’s international refineries grew by 50.8% y-o-y.

Crude oil exports in 2009 increased by 6.9% to 42.0 million tons (844 th. barrels per day), thanks mainly to increased exports from the Yuzhnaya Khylchuya field through Varandey oil terminal. Exports of petroleum products grew by 7.7% y-o-y to 27.8 million tons. LUKOIL sold 150.7 million tons of crude oil and petroleum products, which is 11.9% higher y-o-y.