British Virgin Islands-registered oil and gas exploration company EOG Resources announced financial results for the third quarter of 2018. During this period, the company generated significant free cash flow and exceeded its production targets. Third quarter net income reported by the BVI company was US$1.2 billion, or US$2.05 per share, as compared to third quarter 2017 net income of US$101 million, or US$0.17 per share. Net cash from operating activities in this period was US$2.2 billion.
EOG generated $2.3 billion of discretionary cash flow in the third quarter 2018. Free cash flow of the company during the period was US$503 million, after considering exploration and development expenditures and dividend payments.
Lenta Ltd, a BVI-registered company operating one of the largest retail chains in Russia, published its reviewed consolidated IFRS financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2018.
According to company’s financial highlights for the period, total sales grew 18.2% compared to the first half of 2017, due to the increase of sales from new stores opened in 2018. Gross margin of 21.9% increased as supply chain costs were overcompensated by better supplier terms. Capital expenditures of the BVI company were Rub 10.8bn, which is an increase of 8.4% compared to the first half of 2017. Net cash generated from operating activities decreased by 30.1%, primarily due to movements in working capital. Company’s net profit was Rub 5.2bn, which is 14.9% higher than in the same period of the last year.
During the first six months of the year, the BVI company opened two new hypermarkets and 17 supermarkets. Total number of stores was 346 as at June 30 2018. Net selling space increased by 19.6% as of June 30 2018, as compared to the previous year.
Deswell Industries, Inc., an independent manufacturer and supplier registered in the BVI and headquartered in Hong Kong, announced its unaudited financial results for the second half of the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018. For the six months, the company reported net sales of US$30.9mln – an increase of 29.4% as compared to net sales of US$23.9mln for the same period ended March 31, 2017. In the plastic segment, net sales increased by 13.7% and made US$14.4mln, while in the electronic segoment they increased by 47.2% to US$16.5mln.
For the six months ended March 31, 2018, the BVI company reported net income of US$2.5mln, as compared to net income of US$0.7mln for the same period of the previous year. Of this amount, operating income made US$0.2mln in the reported period, compared to operating loss of US$0.3mln in the second half of fiscal 2017.
For the second half of fiscal 2018, Deswell reported basic and diluted income of US$0.16 per share, as compared to basic and diluted income of US$0.04 per share for the six months ended March 31, 2017. As of March 31, 2018, the BVI company had US$15.2mln in cash and cash equivalents and working capital totaled US$49.8mln.
West African Minerals Corporation, British Virgin Islands-registered corporation working in the sphere of iron ore mining and exploration, announced its unaudited consolidated interim financial statements for the period ended 30 September 2017. For the reported period, company’s total assets decreased to £2.8mln as compared to £22.2mln for the period ended 30 September 2016. Company’s cash at hand made £2.67mln (£3.15mln in the previous reported period). Also, according to the report, operational expenses continue to be rigorously controlled.
Also, the group reported total comprehensive loss of £19.4mln, as compared to £0.07mln during the same financial period of the previous year. Basic and diluted loss per share increased to 0.05 pence per share (0.03 pence in the period ended 30 September 2016). West African Minerals’ shareholders’ equity at 30 September 2017 was £2.64mln (£22.04mln at 31 March 2017); the 88% reduction was primarily the result of the full impairment of Sanaga costs incurred during the period.
The BVI group continues to follow the strategy of reducing operational and corporate expenditure to preserve its cash positions. This includes significant reduction of the operational team and exploration field activities, successful reduction in the lease area size in Cameroon, and optimization of Corporate overheads. It is expected that the strategy will remain in place until the next financial year end.