|By PR Newswire||
|November 29, 2012 03:38 AM EST||
TEL AVIV, Israel, November 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Delek Group Ltd. (TASE: DLEKG, OTCQX: DGRLY) (hereinafter: "Delek Group" or "The Group") announced today its results for the three and nine month period ended September 30, 2012. The full financial statements will be available in English on Delek Group's website at: http://www.delek-group.com.
First Nine Months 2012 Highlights
- Group operating profit of NIS 2.3 billion, an increase of 10% compared with NIS 2.1 billion in the same period last year;
- Net income reached NIS 243 million for the nine month period and NIS 93 million for the third quarter;
- Delek Group sold shares amounting to 13.9% of its subsidiary Delek US and totalling NIS 815 million
- Delek Group announced a dividend of NIS 65 million for the third quarter of 2012.
Group revenues for the first nine months of 2012 were NIS 53.5 billion, a 26% increase compared with NIS 42.3 billion in the first nine months of 2011. The increase was primarily due to the Lion Oil refinery operations which were consolidated in the corresponding period last year for only five months. In addition the increase in revenues was also due to the rise in fuel prices, which led to an increase in refinery revenues as well as an increased contribution from the downstream energy assets; Delek Europe, Delek Israel and Delek US. In the third quarter of 2012, group revenues were NIS 18.9 billion, a 24% increase compared with NIS 15.2 billion in the third quarter of 2011.
Net income in the first nine months of 2012 totaled NIS 243 million compared with a net income of NIS 451 million in the first nine months of 2011. In the first nine months of 2011, net income included NIS 348 million in capital gains from the sale of Noble Energy shares. Net income in the third quarter of 2012 totaled NIS 93 million compared with NIS 140 million in the third quarter of 2011.
Group total assets as of September 30, 2012, amounted to NIS 120 billion, compared with NIS 108 billion as of December 31, 2011.
Commented Mr. Bartfeld, CEO of Delek Group, "Our net profit for the third quarter together with the gain from the sale of our holdings in Delek US, which increased our shareholders' equity totaled to NIS 301 million. Delek US shares sold in addition to Delek US shares sold in the fourth quarter have greatly improved the cash levels at the Company. These transactions are proof of our financial flexibility and our ability to realize the inherent value in our assets. As of September 30, 2012, the Group has more than NIS 2.4 billion in Cash and cash equivalents"
Main Business Highlights
Contribution of Principal Operations to Net Income* (NIS millions)
FY Q3 Q3 9M 9M 2011 2011 2012 2011 2012 378 193 232 408 546 US Fuel Sector Operations 199 68 (31) 165 (6) Oil and Gas Exploration 12 17 26 19 66 Delek Europe 9 (2) 15 16 13 Israeli Fuel Sector Operations (23) 8 8 (13) 1 Road services in the UK (48) (4) 46 3 61 Insurance and Finance Operations 19 (39) (1) 9 27 Automotive Operations 2,064 (101) (202) (156) (465) Capital Gains & Others Net Income attributed Group's 2,610 140 93 451 243 shareholders
* Parts of the above table have been extracted from Delek Group's First Nine Months 2012 Directors Report.
Please review the full report available on the Group's website http://www.delek-group.com to view the notes for each of the items above.
Energy & Infrastructure
Oil and Gas Exploration Sector Highlights. The activities in Israel are carried out mainly through Delek Energy Ltd., Delek Drilling LP & Avner Oil Exploration LP, of which Delek Group has a controlling share.
Yam Tethys; A significant decline in natural gas production due to the depletion of the "Mari B" reservoir continued. However, its impact was minimised in the third quarter of 2012, through the increasing natural gas production from the Noa and Pinnacles reservoirs. Yam Tethys' project operator, Noble Energy Mediterranean, is producing natural gas from the "Mari B" at a rate of production that is designed to continuously maintain the reservoir production capacity, while maintaining the integrity of the production facilities of the Yam Tethys project.
Tamar, a 9.7 TCF natural gas discovery off the coast of Israel remains on track for production in the first half of 2013. Following the implementation of the requested changes by the Public Utility & Electricity Antitrust Authority, the Tamar partners have signed amendments to the agreements with the Israel Electric Company as well as many of the other natural gas consumers in Israel including Hadera Paper, Ramat Negev Energy, Ashdod Energy and Dalia Power Energies. In addition, the partners signed a take or pay agreement to supply natural gas to Dorad Energy of up to a total of 11.2 BCM. In August 2012, all conditions were met to enable the Group's gas subsidiaries to begin withdrawal of the $800 million project financing facility.
Leviathan, a 16.7 TCF natural gas discovery off the coast of Israel. The Ensco 5006 rig completed the planned work for sealing the Leviathan 2 evaluation drill. The estimated total cost of the work thus far was $85 million (at 100% of the rights). There was also an additional cost of $23 million (100%) for surveying and monitoring. It should be noted that the partnerships are covered with control of well insurance which includes all the above work with a limited liability of up to $200 million per case. The Leviathan partners have received a refund from the insurance companies for the work implemented so far.
The Leviathan #4 appraisal well started in November and is expected to last for approximately 4 months at an estimated budget of $110 million (100%). The Leviathan natural gas field is spread over a wide area and therefore it requires a number of appraisal wells. It should also be noted that Leviathan 4 is expected to be used in future for production drilling, as part of the future development plan of Leviathan. The expected depth of the well is approximately 1,600 meters, and the planned final drilling depth is approximately 5,300 meters beneath sea level.
Finally, as part of the Leviathan strategic process, a proposal to acquire 30% of the rights in Leviathan was received in September from Woodside Petroleum Ltd. It should be noted that this offer together with the other offers received are subject to, among other things, various conditions such as due diligence and additional information that may be a basis for negotiation.
Karish 1 Prospect; In November, the partners announced a new 2 TCF prospect at the "Karish 1" area in the Alon C license. A seismic survey by Netherland Sewell & Associates Ltd. gave a best estimate of the unrisked gross prospective gas resource of 2.02 TCF with a 50% geologic probability of success. The low estimate is 1.07 TCF (90% geologic probability of success) and the high estimate is 3.38 TCF (10% geologic probability of success).
Liquefied Natural Gas Project; In November, the Pre-FEED stage of the Tamar and Dalit floating liquefied natural gas project (FLNG) was completed. The Tamar partners began the second FEED phase. LNG production is expected to be up to 3 Million Metric Tonne Per Annum (MMTPA). Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. Ltd. (DSME) signed an agreement with Levant LNG Marketing and Pangea LNG BV for the completion of the FEED stage. DSME will carry out the costs of FEED and the Tamar partners will contribute a total amount of $15 million (100%). The agreement is for two years, or until the date of the final investment decision of the FLNG project, whichever is earlier.
Gas ProductionSummary; During the first 9 months of 2012, revenues from the sale of oil and gas reached NIS 611 million compared with NIS 572 million in the same period, last year. The increase in revenues was due primarily to the consolidation of Avner starting from the first quarter in 2012.
Net loss from the sector for the first nine months of 2012 was NIS 6 million, as compared to a net income of NIS 165 million in the same period during of 2011. The decline in profit during the reporting period compared to last year was due to the above-mentioned decline at the "Mari B" reservoir. However, this moderated in the third quarter as natural gas supply increased from the Noa and Pinnacles reservoirs. In addition, depreciation and amortization expenses relating to the development of these assets were recorded in the third quarter for the first time.
Delek US (NYSE: DK; Delek Group holds 53% end-Q3 2012): Revenues in the first nine months of 2012 were NIS 25.3 billion compared with NIS 18.3 billion in the first nine months of 2011. The growth was due to the consolidation of the Lion Oil refinery in El Dorado, as well as due to the increase in the price of oil which affected sales in both the refining and marketing segment, and in fuelling stations. The results of the third quarter also benefited from a benchmark Gulf Coast 5-3-2 crack spread that averaged $29.96 per barrel during the third quarter 2012. This was similar to third quarter 2011 and an improvement from $25.42 during the second quarter 2012.
Net profit in the first nine months of 2012 was NIS 842 million compared with a net profit of NIS 603 million in the first nine months of 2011. The improved profitability was due to the increased gross margins in the El Dorado refinery as well as the operation of the Tyler Refinery at the peak capacity of over 60,000 barrels per day during the third quarter.
On July 12, Delek US's wholly-owned subsidiary, Delek Logistics Partners, LP, filed a registration statement with the SEC relating to a proposed initial public offering. On November 4, Delek Logistics Partners, LP, issued the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 common units in addition to 1,200,000 common units for the over-allotment, representing limited partner interests in Delek Logistics at $21.00 per unit. The common units began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on November 2, 2012 under the ticker symbol DKL. Delek Logistics was formed by Delek US to own, operate, acquire and construct crude oil and refined products logistics and marketing assets. Following the offering Delek US's stake in Delek Logistic is 37.6%.
During the third quarter, Delek Group sold approximately 10.2% of the outstanding shares of Delek US in two tranches of 3 million shares, for a total of approximately US$147.6 million. Following the sale the Group held approximately 57% of the outstanding shares of Delek US.
The excess of the carrying value of the investment cost (net of the related tax effect of approximately NIS 64 million) in the amount of approximately NIS 208 million was recorded in the third quarter of 2012 as an increase in shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders of the Company.
In November, the Company sold an additional 2.2 million shares or 3.7% of the Delek US for approximately $57 million. Following this sale, Delek Group holds approximately 53% of Delek US.
The excess of the carrying value of the investment cost (net of related tax effect of approximately NIS 26 million) was in the amount of approximately NIS 78 million and will be recorded in the fourth quarter of 2012 as an increase in shareholders' equity attributable to shareholders of the Company.
Delek - the Israel Fuel Company Ltd. (TASE: DLKIS.TA; Delek Group holds 87% end-Q3 2012): Revenues in the first nine months of 2012 were NIS 5.0 billion compared with NIS 4.7 billion in the same period last year, representing an increase of 5%. This increase was due to the rise in the average price of gasoline during the period compared with that of last year, an increase in sales of the direct marketing segment and an increase in sales at the Menta convenience store.
Net income in the first nine months of 2012 was NIS 24 million, compared with a net income of NIS 25 million in the first nine months of 2011. Delek Israel's results were impacted by the lowering of fuel marketing margins between the comparable reporting periods. Delek Israel has and continues to take steps in order to mitigate the effects.
Delek Europe (Delek Group holds 80% end-Q3 2012) Revenues in the first nine months of 2012 were NIS 12.3 billion compared with NIS 11.9 billion in the same period last year, an increase of 3.4%. Net income in the first nine months of 2012 was NIS 68 million, compared with a net income of NIS 20 million in the first nine months of 2011. The increase was due to the increased price of gasoline compared with that of last year, as well as increased sales at its convenience stores however this was offset by a decrease in the quantity of fuel sold.
Roadchef (fully held by Delek Group). Roadchef's revenue in the first nine months of 2012 was NIS 1.042 billion versus NIS 909 million in the first nine months of last year, an increase of 15%. Net profit for Roadchef was NIS 1 million in the first nine months of 2012 versus a net loss NIS 13 million in the first nine months of last year.
Insurance and Financial Services
The activities of this segment are primarily conducted through two insurance companies; Israeli insurance company, Phoenix Holdings Ltd. (TASE: PHOE) of which Delek Group holds 55%, and general US insurer, Republic Companies, Inc. that is a wholly owned subsidiary.
The insurance and financial services sector contributed NIS 61 million to the Group's net income in the first nine months 2012, compared to a contribution of NIS 3 million in the same period last year.
Phoenix reported net profit amounting to NIS 114 million in the first nine months of 2012, compared to NIS 127 million last year. This improvement was due to improved equity market returns in the reported period compared to last year.
Republic Companies reported a net income amounting to US$1 million in the first nine months of 2012, compared with a net loss of US$ 25 million, in the first nine months of last year. Republic's results were affected by adverse weather conditions including hail storms in the States in which Republic operates. However, Republic recorded gains from sale of financial investments for a total of US$ 21.5 million in the first nine months of 2012, compared with profits totalling insignificant amounts in the same period last year.
On November 28, 2012, the Board of Directors of Delek Group declared a cash dividend distribution for the third quarter of 2012 in the amount of approximately NIS 65 million (approximately NIS 5.7131 per share) to the shareholders on record as of December 12, 2012 and the dividend will be paid on December 24, 2012.
Conference Call Details
The Group will be hosting a conference call in English on December 2, 2012 at 5:30pm Israel time, 3:30pm UK time and 10:30am Eastern Time. Management will also be available to answer investor questions.
To participate, please call one of the following teleconferencing numbers. Please begin placing your calls at least 5 minutes before the conference call commences. If you are unable to connect using the toll-free numbers, please try the international dial-in number.
US Dial-in Number: 1 866 860 9642
UK Dial-in Number: 0800 404 8418
ISRAEL Dial-in Number: 03 918 0687
INTERNATIONAL Dial-in Number: +972 3 918 0687
10:30am Eastern Time, 3:30pm UK Time, 5:30pm Israel Time
On the call, CEO Asaf Bartfeld, CFO Barak Mashraki will review and discuss the results, and will be available to answer your questions.
About The Delek Group
The Delek Group, Israel's dominant integrated energy company, is the pioneering leader of the natural gas exploration and production activities that are transforming the Eastern Mediterranean's Levant Basin into one of the energy industry's most promising emerging regions. Having discovered Tamar and Leviathan, two of the world's largest natural gas finds since 2000, Delek and its partners are now developing a balanced, world-class portfolio of exploration, development and production assets with total gross natural gas resources discovered since 2009 of approximately 33 TCF.
Delek is Israel's largest and sole domestic supplier of natural gas. In addition, Delek has built an extensive network of global downstream assets, including 1,900 gas stations and convenience stores in the U.S., Europe and Israel; petroleum refineries in the U.S. with 140,000 barrel per day of nameplate production; and pipelines and storage facilities in the US, Europe and Israel. Delek also holds significant interests in leading water desalination, power generation, insurance and automotive companies.
For more information on Delek Group please visit http://www.delek-group.com.
Delek Group Income Statement (NIS Millions)
Q1-Q3 Q1-Q3 2012 2011 Q3 2012 Q3 2011 FY 2011 Revenue 53,513 42,362 18,867 15,215 59,159 Cost of revenue 46,540 35,841 16,246 12,759 50,903 Gross profit 6,973 6,521 2,621 2,456 8,256 Sales, marketing and operating expenses - gas stations 3,096 3,040 1,067 1,071 4,157 General and administrative expenses 1,567 1,406 528 452 1,884 Other income (expenses), net (11) 27 17 (56) (602) Profit from operating activities 2,299 2,102 1,043 877 1,613 Financing income 231 484 54 57 626 Financial expenses (1,479) (1,454) (523) (456) (1,951) Profit (loss) after financing 1,051 1,132 574 478 288 Profit (Loss) from realization of investments in associates and others, net 30 60 (4) 62 3,749 Group's equity in profits (losses) of associates and partnerships, net 109 66 (2) (17) (223) Profit (loss) before income tax 1,190 1,258 568 523 3,814 Income tax 583 467 331 245 558 Profit 607 791 237 278 3,256 Attributable to: Company shareholders 243 451 93 140 2,610 Non-controlling interest 364 340 144 138 646 607 791 237 278 3,256
The notes are an integral part of the financial statement and can be found at http://www.delek-group.com
WebRTC sits at the intersection between VoIP and the Web. As such, it poses some interesting challenges for those developing services on top of it, but also for those who need to test and monitor these services. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Tsahi Levent-Levi, co-founder of testRTC, reviewed the various challenges posed by WebRTC when it comes to testing and monitoring and on ways to overcome them.
Jan. 17, 2017 07:45 AM EST Reads: 5,875
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
Jan. 17, 2017 07:00 AM EST Reads: 6,760
The best-practices for building IoT applications with Go Code that attendees can use to build their own IoT applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Indraneel Mitra, Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant, provided valuable information and resources for both novice and experienced developers on how to get started with IoT and Golang in a day. He also provided information on how to use Intel Arduino Kit, Go Robotics API and AWS IoT stack to build an application tha...
Jan. 17, 2017 06:30 AM EST Reads: 3,755
Every successful software product evolves from an idea to an enterprise system. Notably, the same way is passed by the product owner's company. In his session at 20th Cloud Expo, Oleg Lola, CEO of MobiDev, will provide a generalized overview of the evolution of a software product, the product owner, the needs that arise at various stages of this process, and the value brought by a software development partner to the product owner as a response to these needs.
Jan. 17, 2017 06:00 AM EST Reads: 1,119
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex softw...
Jan. 17, 2017 04:15 AM EST Reads: 1,786
DevOps is being widely accepted (if not fully adopted) as essential in enterprise IT. But as Enterprise DevOps gains maturity, expands scope, and increases velocity, the need for data-driven decisions across teams becomes more acute. DevOps teams in any modern business must wrangle the ‘digital exhaust’ from the delivery toolchain, "pervasive" and "cognitive" computing, APIs and services, mobile devices and applications, the Internet of Things, and now even blockchain. In this power panel at @...
Jan. 17, 2017 03:45 AM EST Reads: 2,712
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017 at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with the 20th International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
Jan. 17, 2017 03:45 AM EST Reads: 3,525
Web Real-Time Communication APIs have quickly revolutionized what browsers are capable of. In addition to video and audio streams, we can now bi-directionally send arbitrary data over WebRTC's PeerConnection Data Channels. With the advent of Progressive Web Apps and new hardware APIs such as WebBluetooh and WebUSB, we can finally enable users to stitch together the Internet of Things directly from their browsers while communicating privately and securely in a decentralized way.
Jan. 17, 2017 03:00 AM EST Reads: 570
The cloud market growth today is largely in public clouds. While there is a lot of spend in IT departments in virtualization, these aren’t yet translating into a true “cloud” experience within the enterprise. What is stopping the growth of the “private cloud” market? In his general session at 18th Cloud Expo, Nara Rajagopalan, CEO of Accelerite, explored the challenges in deploying, managing, and getting adoption for a private cloud within an enterprise. What are the key differences between wh...
Jan. 17, 2017 12:45 AM EST Reads: 6,021
WebRTC has had a real tough three or four years, and so have those working with it. Only a few short years ago, the development world were excited about WebRTC and proclaiming how awesome it was. You might have played with the technology a couple of years ago, only to find the extra infrastructure requirements were painful to implement and poorly documented. This probably left a bitter taste in your mouth, especially when things went wrong.
Jan. 16, 2017 09:00 PM EST Reads: 7,454
IoT is at the core or many Digital Transformation initiatives with the goal of re-inventing a company's business model. We all agree that collecting relevant IoT data will result in massive amounts of data needing to be stored. However, with the rapid development of IoT devices and ongoing business model transformation, we are not able to predict the volume and growth of IoT data. And with the lack of IoT history, traditional methods of IT and infrastructure planning based on the past do not app...
Jan. 16, 2017 03:15 PM EST Reads: 396
"LinearHub provides smart video conferencing, which is the Roundee service, and we archive all the video conferences and we also provide the transcript," stated Sunghyuk Kim, CEO of LinearHub, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Jan. 16, 2017 02:30 PM EST Reads: 1,557
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, is co-located with 20th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry p...
Jan. 16, 2017 01:45 PM EST Reads: 3,609
"There's a growing demand from users for things to be faster. When you think about all the transactions or interactions users will have with your product and everything that is between those transactions and interactions - what drives us at Catchpoint Systems is the idea to measure that and to analyze it," explained Leo Vasiliou, Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York Ci...
Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 5,498
The 20th International Cloud Expo has announced that its Call for Papers is open. Cloud Expo, to be held June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, brings together Cloud Computing, Big Data, Internet of Things, DevOps, Containers, Microservices and WebRTC to one location. With cloud computing driving a higher percentage of enterprise IT budgets every year, it becomes increasingly important to plant your flag in this fast-expanding business opportunity. Submit your speaking proposal ...
Jan. 16, 2017 12:30 PM EST Reads: 5,031
Discover top technologies and tools all under one roof at April 24–28, 2017, at the Westin San Diego in San Diego, CA. Explore the Mobile Dev + Test and IoT Dev + Test Expo and enjoy all of these unique opportunities: The latest solutions, technologies, and tools in mobile or IoT software development and testing. Meet one-on-one with representatives from some of today's most innovative organizations
Jan. 16, 2017 12:00 PM EST Reads: 1,428
20th Cloud Expo, taking place June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy.
Jan. 16, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 4,165
SYS-CON Events announced today that Super Micro Computer, Inc., a global leader in Embedded and IoT solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Supermicro (NASDAQ: SMCI), the leading innovator in high-performance, high-efficiency server technology, is a premier provider of advanced server Building Block Solutions® for Data Center, Cloud Computing, Enterprise IT, Hadoop/Big Data, HPC and E...
Jan. 16, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 5,695
SYS-CON Events announced today that Linux Academy, the foremost online Linux and cloud training platform and community, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 20th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 6-8, 2017, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Linux Academy was founded on the belief that providing high-quality, in-depth training should be available at an affordable price. Industry leaders in quality training, provided services, and student certification passes, its goal is to c...
Jan. 16, 2017 11:30 AM EST Reads: 1,894
WebRTC is the future of browser-to-browser communications, and continues to make inroads into the traditional, difficult, plug-in web communications world. The 6th WebRTC Summit continues our tradition of delivering the latest and greatest presentations within the world of WebRTC. Topics include voice calling, video chat, P2P file sharing, and use cases that have already leveraged the power and convenience of WebRTC.
Jan. 16, 2017 08:30 AM EST Reads: 3,054