ASKER, NORWAY (23 April 2015) - TGS reported net revenues of USD 172 million in Q1 2015, compared to USD 222 million in Q1 2014.  Net late sales were weaker than anticipated at USD 72 million, reflecting a deterioration in seismic demand as energy companies significantly reduced exploration spending. Record high cash flow from operations of USD 260 million contributed to a cash balance of USD 352 million at the end of the quarter.


  • Consolidated net revenues were USD 172 million, compared to USD 222 million in Q1 2014.
  • Net late sales totaled USD 72 million, down 48% from USD 137 million in Q1 2014.
  • Net pre-funding revenues were USD 94 million, up 26% from Q1 2014, funding 58% of the Company's operational multi-client investments during Q1 (investments of USD 163 million, up 26% from Q1 2014).
  • Proprietary revenues were USD 6 million, compared to USD 11 million in Q1 2014.
  • Operating profit (EBIT) was USD 37 million (22% of net revenues), compared to USD 94 million (42% of net revenues) in Q1 2014.
  • Cash flow from operations was USD 260 million, compared to USD 221 million in Q1 2014.
  • Earnings per share (fully diluted) were USD 0.28, down from USD 0.66 in Q1 2014.

"Net revenues in Q1 were lower than our expectations due to weaker late sales from the data library in all geographic regions.  Demand for seismic data has significantly deteriorated over the first three months of 2015 and the outlook for improvement in the market remains quite uncertain. On a positive note, cash flow in Q1 was strong and the Company has a cash balance of USD 352 million as of 31 March 2015. TGS continues to be uniquely positioned within our industry with a strong balance sheet combined with a flexible asset-light business model," TGS' CEO Robert Hobbs stated.

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Q1 2015 Conference Call

CEO Robert Hobbs and COO/Interim CFO Kristian Johansen will host a conference call on 23 April 2015 at 15:00 CET (9:00 AM New York time).  Attendees may want to call 5-10 minutes before 15:00 CET (9:00 AM NY) to ensure registration and access.

  • Norwegian attendees are invited to call +800 56054 or +47 2316 2787
  • International attendees are invited to call 0800 279 5004 or +44 (0)20 3427 1907
  • US attendees are invited to call +1 877 280 2342

Participants will need to quote the following confirmation code when dialing into the conference: 629507.

A Q&A session will follow a short introduction, based upon the presentation issued in the morning. To pose a question, please press *1.

A replay of the conference call will be available shortly after. To access replay of the TGS conference call,

  • Dial +47 2100 0498 (Norway) or +44 (0)20 3427 0598 (International) or +1 866 932 5017 (US)
  • Replay access code 3152609 followed by # (pound-sign)

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