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EOC Limited: EOC Sails into the Black in FY13, Marks Its Efforts to Sharpen Business Strategy

EOC Limited: EOC Sails into the Black in FY13, Marks Its Efforts to Sharpen Business Strategy

SINGAPORE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 24, 2013--Regulatory News:

EOC Limited (OSE:EOC):

?P US$43.1m revenue supported by long term charters of its construction fleet and the provision of project management, engineering and construction services

?P Part sale of FPSO in 4QFY13 strengthens balance sheet and opens door to high growth Malaysian offshore market

?P Plans to grow construction fleet and re-align services in Floating production sector allow EOC to gain from Asia's robust E&P spending

EOC Limited (EOC or the Group), one of Asia's leading providers of offshore production services to the oil and gas (O&G) sector, has returned to the black with a net attributable profit of US$11.1 million for the financial year ended 31 August 2013 (FY13), compared to a net loss of US$12.4 million in the previous corresponding period.

The Group's solid turnaround was achieved despite revenue dipping to US$43.1 million from US$132.9 million in FY12, as EOC moved decisively away from construction projects to focus on growing recurrent income from the long-term charters of its construction and production assets coupled with the provision of more rationalised floating production related services.

EOC's Acting Chief Executive Officer, Mr Jon Dunstan, stated: "The turnaround is the result of our concerted efforts to sharpen our business strategy to quickly arrest the losses seen in FY12. We tapped into our wide network to successfully redeploy a major production vessel into the high growth Malaysian market under a fast track programme. We also realised first revenue from our suite of rationalised production service offerings."

The Group's three accommodation and construction barges are currently on charters to international oil majors as end clients for the execution of various offshore projects in Brunei, Republic of Congo and the Gulf of Thailand. In addition, Lewek EMAS, its floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, recently completed its second year of operations under a six-year firm charter in Vietnam's Chim Sao Field having produced over 16 million barrels of oil for its client coupled with an excellent safety track record whilst doing so.

With the completion of the sale-and purchase agreement (SPA) to sell 51% of entities owning and operating the FPSO Perisai Kamelia (formerly known as Lewek Arunothai) and acquisition of 49% stake in Enterprise 3, an offshore construction barge, the Group has carefully positioned this vessel into the growing offshore sector in Malaysia and seized the opportunity to establish a major presence there.

This deal with Perisai Petroleum Teknologi Bhd has allowed the Group to de-risk its FPSO business model and de-gear its balance sheet, where the net debt to equity ratio has fallen to 1.0 times as at end August 2013 from 2.0 times a year ago.

Mr Dunstan added: "The Group is firmly on the path to sustainable earnings and we are confident of repeating our performance in this current year FY14. With improved financial strength, we are on the lookout to grow our asset base again and expand our stream of long term recurrent income, which will be further supplemented by new fee-based income from engineering, procurement and construction projects in the offshore production sector ."

ABOUT THE COMPANY

www.emasoffshore-cnp.com

Oslo Bors listing: October 2007

EOC Limited offers offshore floating production services that support the full life cycle of offshore oil and gas (O&G) production. It owns and operates two floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessels, the Lewek Arunothai and the Lewek EMAS, and a fleet of construction vessels. The Group has conducted operations in Australia, Brunei, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Middle East, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand, and continues to do so currently.

EOC's successful operational and HSE (health, safety and environment) track records have enabled the Group to establish strong working relationships with leading international oil majors, national oil companies and various independent operators. In addition, these ties have brought in a steady stream of repeat business and recurring income.

The Group is an associate company of Singapore Exchange-listed Ezra Holdings Limited, a leading global offshore contractor and provider of integrated offshore solutions to the O&G industry.

Other media releases on the company can be accessed at www.oaktreeadvisers.com

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CONTACT: EOC Limited

Mr. Chan Eng Yew

65 9792 8616

engyew.chan@emasoffshore-cnp.com

or

Oaktree Advisers

Ms.?Carol Chong

65 9475 3167

carolchong@oaktreeadvisers.com

or

Ms.?Nora Cheng

65 9634 7450

noracheng@oaktreeadvisers.com

KEYWORD: EUROPE NORWAY

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENERGY OIL/GAS

SOURCE: EOC Limited

Copyright Business Wire 2013

PUB: 10/24/2013 04:24 AM/DISC: 10/24/2013 04:24 AM

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Updated : 2021-06-23 01:17 GMT+08:00