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ADNOC Drilling Delivers Robust Growth In Third Quarter

ADNOC Drilling Company PJSC announced its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months of 2023.

ADNOC Drilling Delivers Robust Growth In Third Quarter

Third-quarter revenue increased to $776 million, up 16% year-on-year, with growth across all segments.


Third-quarter EBITDA increased by an impressive 27% year-on-year to $381 million due to strong top-line growth and effective cost management initiatives, delivering an EBITDA margin of 49%.


Net profit for the quarter reached $257 million, up 36% year-on-year. For the first nine months of 2023, revenue grew 14% year-on-year to $2.2 billion, driven by increased activity and the expansion of Oilfield Services (OFS).


During the same period, net profit grew 24% year-on-year to $704 million, and EBITDA increased 20% year-on-year to $1,058 million.


Abdulrahman Abdulla Al Seiari, Chief Executive Officer of ADNOC Drilling, commented: “Our positive third-quarter results demonstrate the effective execution of our comprehensive strategy to grow earnings by expanding our fleet and service offering. These results demonstrate the Company’s ability to continue to deliver profitable growth as we maintain our safe, efficient and sustainable operations. Long-term shareholder value creation remains central to our strategy and future development.”

ADNOC Drilling’s sequential growth comes from its two-pronged strategy of expanding its fleet and service offering. The Company now has a total fleet of 134 operational rigs. The accelerated fleet expansion since IPO underpins our growth targets while boosting revenue as incoming rigs commence operations.


At the same time, OFS revenue reached $145 million in the third quarter of 2023, up 41% year-on-year.


Through OFS, ADNOC Drilling is delivering improved healthy delivery times and an associated emissions reduction due to the adoption of advanced technologies and greater efficiencies.


Strong Growth Across All Segments

• Onshore: Third quarter revenue grew 2% compared to the prior year. The overall increase in activity more than offset the lower year-on-year recovery of fuel costs.

• Offshore Jack-up: Third quarter revenue increased 39% year-on-year, mainly attributable to higher activity and lower major maintenance. In the first nine months, revenue stood at $575 million, up 33% year-on-year.

• Offshore Island: Third quarter revenue grew 4% compared to the prior year, driven by increased activity. In the first nine months, revenue stood at $157 million, up 3% year-on-year.

• Oilfield Services (OFS): Third quarter revenue grew 41% year-on-year, driven by increased activity from pressure pumping, drilling fluids, directional drilling, and one-off sale of certain materials. In the first nine months, revenue stood at $405 million, up 44% year-on-year.


Updated FY 2023 Guidance

Driven by increased visibility on earnings and profitability, ADNOC Drilling updated its fiscal year 2023 guidance on EBITDA, Net Profit and CapEx while it confirmed the guidance on other metrics.


The company now expects total revenue between $3.0 to $3.2 billion, EBITDA of $1.4 - $1.5 billion (previously $1.35 - $1.5 billion), with a margin range of 47% - 49% (once 45% - 47%) and Net Profit of $0.9 - $1.0 billion (previously $0.85 - $1.0 billion), with a margin range of 29% - 32% (once 28% - 31%).


Moreover, ADNOC Drilling expects CapEx to be around $1.3 billion for 2023 (previously $1.30 - $1.75 billion).


Update on Decarbonization Initiatives

ADNOC Drilling has also continued its investment in various decarbonisation initiatives across its operations, supporting ADNOC's target to reduce carbon intensity by 25% by 2030.


During the year's first half, the company announced the acquisition of 16 new-built hybrid land rigs expected to join the operational fleet in 2024. Each hybrid rig can deliver an emissions reduction of up to 15%.


Additionally, two of ADNOC Drilling's central camps will be connected to the grid by year-end, reducing the need for traditional diesel generators and the associated emissions, with two more combined in early 2024. At the same time, the company is progressively rolling out solar power across its mobile camps.


Events After the Third Quarter, ADNOC Drilling entered into a joint venture agreement with Alpha Dhabi Holdings to invest up to $1.5 billion in the acquisition of technology-enabled companies in the OFS and energy sectors, spurring significant future growth in ADNOC Drilling’s OFS offering.


ADNOC Drilling will embark on its international growth journey, providing integrated drilling services in Jordan, with economics in line with existing returns achieved in Abu Dhabi.


Key Financial Metrics

USD Millions

3Q23

3Q22

YoY%

2Q23

QoQ%

9M23

9M22

YoY%

Revenue

776

670

16%

724

7%

2,216

1,940

16%

EBITDA

381

299

27%

344

11%

1,058

879

20%

New Profit

257

189

36%

228

13%

704

568

24%

Earnings Per Share (USD/Share)

0.016

0.012

36%

0.014

13%

0.044

0.036

24%

Capital Expenditure

592

223

165%

181

227%

849

508

67%

Cash from Operating Activities

337

317

9%

395

-15%

958

1,135

-16%


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