Proactiveinvestors RSS feed en Wed, 29 Mar 2017 04:13:46 +0100 Genera CMS (Proactiveinvestors) (Proactiveinvestors) <![CDATA[News - Brokers queue up to laud The Parkmead Group ]]> Shares in The Parkmead Group PLC (LON:PMG) were wanted as the UK and Netherlands-focused oil and gas outfit posted a half-year gross profit.

The debt-free but previously loss-making company made a gross profit of £672,000 in the six months to the end of December 2016, compared to a loss of £4.1mln in the corresponding period of 2015.

Exploration and admin costs wiped out the gross profit, result in a loss before tax of £4.51mln that was a modest improvement on the previous year's £4.56mln, but on the plus side the group has been cash flow positive on an operating basis since January 2016, thanks to its Netherlands gas business.

“We have increased gas production from Parkmead's low-cost Netherlands portfolio through an onshore work programme, which has resulted in Parkmead moving into gross profit. This is an outstanding achievement for Parkmead at a time when global oil prices have remained low,” declared Parkmead's executive chairman, Tom Cross.

“Parkmead's gas production acts as a natural hedge in this low oil price environment,” he added.

Revenues declined to £2.7mln from £7.0mln the year before, largely because of the decline in oil prices.

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of 2016 stood at £26.7mln, down from £29.6mln a year earlier.

“We are delighted to have been able to increase our stakes in core areas of the group's portfolio during the period, particularly around the important Greater Perth Area oil hub in the UK North Sea, where Parkmead has strengthened its position. The group's reserves and resources also increased significantly in 2016 through two licence acquisitions,” Cross said.

"Parkmead is well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing lower oil price and the opportunities that are arising from this. We have excellent regional expertise, significant cash resources, and a growing, low-cost gas portfolio. The group will continue to build upon the inherent value in its existing interests with a licensing and acquisition-led growth strategy, securing opportunities that maximise long-term value for our shareholders," Cross pledged.

Cantor Fitzgerald said the financials in the interim results were broadly in line with its expectations.

“We are encouraged that PMG has re-allocated capital to its low-cost producing gas fields in the Netherlands in the current climate,” the broker said.

“We continue to advocate low operating cost, and well capitalised producers in the current climate, and therefore highlight Parkmead as an attractive opportunity for investors,” Cantor said, as it reiterated its 'buy' recommendation and punchy 163p target price.

Shares in Parkmead were trading at 46p, up 5.8%, in late morning trading.

Small caps broker finnCap also rates the shares a 'buy', albeit with a less stratospheric target price of 81p.

“We really like the Netherlands gas business and are of the view that the company should expand its production base in order to take advantage of the Groningen situation. We note that the company continues to look at potential transactions,” the broker said.

Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:45:00 +0000
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Interim Results for period ended 31 December 2016 ]]> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Result of AGM ]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 10:31:00 +0000 <![CDATA[News - Parkmead hails Dutch success and North Sea expansion ]]> Parkmead Group Plc (LON:PMG) chairman Tom Cross says it has been an excellent year, despite the challenges of the low oil price environment.

The North Sea growth company today confirmed it remained cash flow positive since January, on an operating basis, whilst highlighting expansions to the portfolio and progress for key field development programmes.

Notably Parkmead had increased its interests in the Polecat and Marten fields, and separately increased their holdings in the Perth and Dolphin fields.

Perth and Dolphin are said to be core to Parkmead’s planned Perth-Dolphin-Lowlander or PDL oil hub project – a fully appraised project with some 80mln barrels of recoverable oil reserves – whereas Polecat and Marten are significant because they are close enough to PDL that they could also be developed.

On the exploration front, Parkmead secured access to the high impact potential of the Sanda North and Sanda South prospects located in the West of Shetland region of the North Sea. These potentially large projects have been estimated to have 280mln barrels of recoverable oil.

The group’s gas production, from operations the Netherlands, increased more than six-fold during the year ended June 30 amid the start-up of the Diever West field via a fast-track development over fourteen months.

Parkmead says its Dutch gas production has continuously outperformed expectations, averaging 34 million cubic feet per day in June (that is 5,850 barrels oil equivalent per day). The cost of production is approximately US$14 per boe.

“Parkmead discovered and brought onstream a new gas field at Diever West, in the Netherlands, within just 14 months,” Tom Cross said in the results statement.

“This field is delivering profitable gas production and important additional cash flow to the group.”

He added: “Parkmead is well positioned to take advantage of the ongoing lower oil price environment, and the opportunities that are arising from this.

“The group will continue to build upon the inherent value in its existing interests with a licensing and acquisition-led growth strategy, securing opportunities that maximise long-term value for our shareholders.”

Parkmead reported revenue of £10.4mln for the twelve months ended June 30, down from £18.6mln in the preceding year as a result of lower oil prices and the shut-in of the Athena field in January. The company reported a £6.69mln loss for the year, compared to a £31.36mln loss in 2015.

It had £28.3mln of cash at the end of June, with total assets reported at £87.5mln.

Brendan Long, analyst at stockbroker WH Ireland, in a note said the group’s interim results reflect its ‘defensive positioning’.

“The company remains exceptionally well positioned to capture opportunities as strength returns to the oil & gas sector.”

WH Ireland rates Parkmead as a ‘buy’ with a 196p price target that suggests nearly 240% upside to the current price of 58p per share.

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 09:24:00 +0000
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Preliminary Results Statement 2016 ]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 15:09:00 +0100 <![CDATA[News - This oiler has 50% upside, but what's driving the shares today? ]]> Shares in Parkmead Group PLC (LON:PMG) rose 14% after clinching a deal that will increase its oil reserves in the Moray Firth by almost a fifth.

It now owns just over 60% (up from 52%) of the licences for the Perth and Dolphin (PDL) areas that are host to two “sizeable” accumulations light crude and that have been tested at production rates of 6,000 barrels a day.

As a result of the transaction, Parkmead has increased proved and probable reserves to 27.9mln barrels of oil equivalent from 23.5mln.

No financial details were given.

This latest deal follows the company’s recent acquisition of an additional 50% of the Polecat and Marten fields, announced last month.

Given their proximity to Perth and Dolphin, it is hoped they can be incorporated into a larger North Sea oil producing area.

The Moray Firth is already host to some big operations, including the Piper, Claymore and Tartan fields.

“This growth step strengthens Parkmead's asset base in the centre of the company's major Perth-Dolphin-Lowlander oil hub project, which is one of the largest undeveloped oil projects in the North Sea,” said Parkmead chief executive Tom Cross.

Shares in Parkmead, which have advanced 30% in the year to date, were changing hands for 55.94p for a rise of 6.69p.

The small-cap broker finnCap reckons the stock is worth 80p, while Panmure Gordon says 'buy' up to 105p.

"The pace of deal activity at Parkmead is picking up, and we continue to anticipate that the company will be able to achieve further value adding deals, given Tom Cross’s track record and what looks like a market for transactions in the UK North Sea that is beginning to creak open," said Panmure's Colin Smith.




Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:56:00 +0100
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Parkmead increases stake in major oil project ]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 07:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[News - Parkmead doubles stake in two North Sea fields ]]> UK oil group Parkmead (LON:PMG) has doubled its stake in the Polecat and Marten oil fields in the UK Central North Sea.

Parkmead now owns 100% of Licence P2218, which the blocks sit in, having acquired an initial  50% interest in the UK 28th Licensing Round.

The Polecat and Marten fields are approximately 20km east of the Buzzard field and close to Parkmead's large Perth-Dolphin-Lowlander (PDL) hub project in the Moray Firth.

Tom Cross, Parkmead’s executive chairman, said as well as increasing its contingent oil and gas resources by some 39% the larger stakes in Polecat and Marten can be highly valuable to the PDL project.

The fields are estimated to hold over 90mln barrels of oil in place and over 33 mln barrels of contingent resources.

Elsewhere, Parkmead reported that the Diever West gas field, onshore in the Netherlands, continues to perform above expectations. Gross production in July averaged 34mln cubic feet per day (approximately 5,850 barrels of oil equivalent).

Parkmead has also identified ways to improve performance further in the Netherlands through a low-cost in-fill well at Geesbrug, a sidetrack at Wijk en Aalburg and workovers at Brakel and Grolloo.


Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:20:00 +0100
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Parkmead doubles its stake in two UK oil fields ]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 07:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:41:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Change of Registrar ]]> Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:37:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Mon, 04 Jul 2016 17:39:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Interim Results for period ended 31 December 2015 ]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Price Monitoring Extension ]]> Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:35:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:17:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Blocklisting Interim Review ]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Second Price Monitoring Extn ]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:41:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Price Monitoring Extension ]]> Wed, 30 Dec 2015 16:35:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Result of AGM ]]> Mon, 21 Dec 2015 10:47:00 +0000 <![CDATA[News - Parkmead sees first gas from Diever West after fast-track development ]]> Parkmead (LON:PMG) told investors that the Diever West gas field, onshore Netherlands, has achieved ‘first gas’.

It comes just 14 months after the field’s discovery, with the Diever-2 well.

The well, which has previously tested at around 5,000 barrels oil equivalent per day, exceeded expectations at the time and it has subsequently been the subject of a low-cost, fast track development programme.

Diever West has been connected to existing nearby infrastructure.

"We are delighted to achieve first gas from the Diever West field in the Netherlands, which provides an important additional revenue stream for Parkmead,” said executive chairman Tom Cross.

“The company has already received revenues from the first gas sales from the field.”

He added: “The new gas production from Diever West will act as a natural hedge to the low oil price environment at this key stage in Parkmead's growth."

Parkmead, in a separated statement, reported financial results for the twelve months to June 30.

It said revenue had remained “relatively strong” at £18.6mln, down from £24.7mln in the prior year, whilst the company reported a pre-tax loss of £30.8mln.

At the end of the period the company had £105.6mln of net assets, with a £41.1mln cash balance.

The company told investors it was strategically positioned to make further acquisitions, having already completed six since it was established as an independent company.

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:48:00 +0000
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Parkmead Preliminary Results Statement 2015 ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:01:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - First Gas Production From Diever West ]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Change of Adviser ]]> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 16:30:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Blocklisting Interim Review ]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 15:26:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Parkmead wins three new UK oil and gas licences ]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 07:01:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Total Voting Rights ]]> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 14:28:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Thu, 28 May 2015 13:22:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:46:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Placing raises US$21.1 million ]]> Mon, 18 May 2015 10:33:00 +0100 <![CDATA[News - Parkmead evaluating acquisition opportunities amid low oil prices ]]> Parkmead (LON:PMG) told investors it is evaluating more acquisition opportunities as it looks to take advantage of low oil prices.

Acquisitive North Sea oil junior said it is in a strong position, operationally and financially, and it views the current market environment as a good opportunity to continue the Group's strong growth trajectory.

The company has already completed six transactions since it set up as a new independent oil and gas company, and last year it also secured additional acreage via the UK government’s licencing round. It now owns at total of 61 oil and gas blocks, in the UK and Netherlands.

In the financial year, ended December 31, Parkmead generated £10.1mln of revenue and it reported a £14.9mln loss - including non-cash impairments relating to the Athena field and low crude prices. Excluding the impairments, the group would’ve made a £2mln loss.

Parkmead ended the year with £39.4mln in cash and equivalents.

Executive Tom Cross said: “Parkmead is well positioned to take advantage of the lower oil price environment and the opportunities that are arising from this. 

“We have significant cash resources, and a growing low-cost gas portfolio. The Group will continue with its licensing and acquisition-led growth strategy, securing opportunities that maximise value for our shareholders."

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:38:00 +0000
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Interim Results ]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Result of AGM ]]> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:50:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Blocklisting Interim Review ]]> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 16:35:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Preliminary Results ]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[News - Parkmead awarded six more licences in North Sea ]]> Oil explorer Parkmead Group (LON:PMG) has secured six new licences covering a total of nine blocks in the North Sea.

Three of the new licences boost the firm’s asset base around its Perth Dolphin Lowlander (PDL) oil hub development project, which include stakes in five blocks.

Parkmead also picked up two blocks in the central North Sea area and a new licence in the Southern Gas Basin, an area where the firm says it is building a “significant portfolio”.

Executive chairman Tom Cross said the business has applied for additional licences West of Shetland, but was delighted with the awards especially those close to its PDL development.

Broker Westhouse Securities said it was positive news for the rapidly expanding group.

Last year the firm secured eight new licences covering a total of 30 offshore blocks. 

The additional licences take Parkmead's total number of oil and gas blocks across the UK and the Netherlands to 61, with 48 of these being operated by the group.

The remaining licences in the 28th round awards are expected to be announced after further assessment by the UK government.

Westhouse has a 400p target price and ‘buy’ recommendation.

Shares today were 162.2p.

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 13:10:00 +0000
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Award of Six New Licences in UK 28th Round ]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:00:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - New Gas Field Discovered ]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 07:00:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Total Voting Rights ]]> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 16:17:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Completion of Athena Acquisition ]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 07:01:00 +0100 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Interim Results ]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:02:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Director/PDMR Shareholding ]]> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:50:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Total Voting Rights ]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:05:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Blocklisting Application ]]> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:30:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Holding(s) in Company ]]> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 07:01:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Result of General Meeting ]]> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 09:40:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Total Voting Rights ]]> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:40:00 +0000 <![CDATA[RNS press release - Exercise of management incentive arrangements ]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:14:00 +0000 <![CDATA[News - Parkmead Group investors welcome oversubscribed £40mln funding ]]> Parkmead Group (LON:PMG) has raised £40mln (US$66mln) through a share placing to help fund upgrades to the producing Athena field and support its continued exploration and appraisal efforts.

The North Sea oil firm, run by founders of the Dana Petroleum business, issued 15.68mln new shares (equating to 22.5% of its existing shares) at a price of 255p each.

The funding was oversubscribed and appears welcome, as the group’s shares remained at a healthy premium to the placing price - up 8p, or 3%, trading at 266p in early deals.

Having acquired a 30% stake in the Athena field - through two separate transactions last year – the company will now participate in programmes to work over and enhance the field’s operation. Today’s funding will, in part, pay for that work.

Parkmead also intends to use some of the money for “high impact” exploration drilling on the Skerryvore oil as well as the Possum, Blackadder and Davaar prospects.

Further acquisitions could also be possible with the backing of today’s placing. Parkmead says that following its acquisitions into Athena, it believes there are similar opportunities to target and the certainty of funding is the key to successful negotiations.

Parkmead chief executive Tom Cross said: "2013 was an excellent year for Parkmead, with the company delivering significant growth throughout its asset base and in its production profile.

“This important, oversubscribed placing with major institutional investors will place Parkmead in a strong position, with over US$66mln of firepower to accelerate its growth through the development of its existing asset base, the planned applications in the recently opened UKCS 28th Licensing Round and further corporate opportunities."

Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:25:00 +0000
<![CDATA[RNS press release - Placing ]]> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 07:00:00 +0000