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.
1st QUARTER HIGHLIGHTS
"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.
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