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07/12/2016 18:00

December 7, 2016

As the Company nears its year end, and ahead of the scheduled FY2016 earnings announcement, the Management Board announces the following non-cash adjustments to its accounts, which are the result of its regular year-end review taking into account uncertainties in outlook for certain areas of its operations reflected in its updated business planning assumptions1:


  • Impairment of net investment in construction yard Paenal in Angola of approximately US$60 million
  • Recognition of DSCV SBM Installer long term charter as onerous contract at a cost of approximately US$30 million

Investment in JV holding Construction Yard Paenal

The activity outlook for SBM Offshore`s investment (30% ownership) in the Joint Venture owning the Paenal construction yard operating in Angola has deteriorated. As a result, the Company`s carrying amount for the net investment in this entity is to be impaired by approximately US$60 million. Because this investment is consolidated using the equity method, this non-cash impairment is recognized in the Company`s Consolidated Income Statement on the line item share of profit of equity-accounted investees.

DSCV SBM Installer Charter Contract

SBM Offshore has a long-term charter contract with the Diving Support and Construction Vessel (DSCV) SBM Installer. Due  to the ongoing industry downturn, which has created significant over-supply in offshore markets, the vessel`s projected utilisation has decreased. As a result, the contract is classified as onerous and a non-cash provision of approximately US$30 million is to be recognized in the Gross Margin of the Turnkey segment. SBM Offshore`s investment (25% ownership) in the Joint Venture which owns the vessel is consolidated using equity accounting.

Outlook and Guidance

The Company confirms its FY2016 Directional2 revenue guidance of at least US$2.0 billion. Including the above charter contract provision of approximately US$30 million Directional2 FY2016 EBITDA guidance is around US$720 mln, compared to the previous guidance of around US$750 million. However on an underlying basis, adjusting for the aforementioned provision and the increase in compliance related settlement provision of US$22 million reported in the 2016 Half Year Earnings, underlying Directional2 FY2016 EBITDA guidance is around US$ 770 million.

Corporate Profile

SBM Offshore N.V. is a listed holding company that is headquartered in Amsterdam. It holds direct and indirect interests in other companies that collectively with SBM Offshore N.V. form the SBM Offshore group ("the Company").

SBM Offshore provides floating production solutions to the offshore energy industry, over the full product life-cycle.  The Company is market leading in leased floating production systems with multiple units currently in operation and has unrivalled operational experience in this field.  The Company`s main activities are the design, supply, installation, operation and the life extension of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels.  These are either owned and operated by SBM Offshore and leased to its clients or supplied on a turnkey sale basis.

As of December 31, 2015, Group companies employ approximately 7,000 people worldwide.  Full time company employees totaling 4,900 are spread over five regional centres, eleven operational shore bases and the offshore fleet of vessels.  A further 2,100 are working for the joint ventures with several construction yards.  Please visit our website at www.sbmoffshore.com.

The companies in which SBM Offshore N.V. directly and indirectly owns investments are separate entities.  In this communication "SBM Offshore" is sometimes used for convenience where references are made to SBM Offshore N.V. and its subsidiaries in general, or where no useful purpose is served by identifying the particular company or companies.

The Management Board
Amsterdam, the Netherlands, December 7, 2016

Financial Calendar Date Year
Full-Year 2016 Earnings - Press Release February 8 2017
Annual General Meeting of Shareholders April 13 2017
Trading Update 1Q 2017 - Press Release May 10 2017
Half-Year 2017 Earnings - Press Release August 8 2017
Trading Update 3Q 2017 - Press Release November 7 2017

For further information, please contact: 

Investor Relations
Bert-Jaap Dijkstra
Investor Relations Director

Telephone: +31 (0) 20 236 3222
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+31 6 2114 1017
+33 6 4391 9302
E-mail: bertjaap.dijkstra@sbmoffshore.com
Website: www.sbmoffshore.com

Media Relations
Vincent Kempkes
Head of Communications

Telephone: +31 (0) 20 2363 170
Mobile: +31 (0) 6 25 68 71 67
E-mail: vincent.kempkes@sbmoffshore.com 
Website: www.sbmoffshore.com


This press release contains inside information within the meaning of Article 7(1) of the EU Market Abuse Regulation.  Some of the statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are statements of future expectations and other forward-looking statements based on management`s current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance, or events to differ materially from those in such statements. Such forward-looking statements are subject to various risks and uncertainties, which may cause actual results and performance of the Company`s business to differ materially and adversely from the forward-looking statements. Certain such forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as "believes", "may", "will", "should", "would be", "expects" or "anticipates" or similar expressions, or the negative thereof, or other variations thereof, or comparable terminology, or by discussions of strategy, plans, or intentions. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described in this release as anticipated, believed, or expected. SBM Offshore NV does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update any industry information or forward-looking statements set forth in this release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.  .  Nothing in this press release shall be deemed an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any securities.

1 Updates reflect recent events and insights acquired since the publication of the 1H16 results and 3Q16 Trading Update

2 Directional view is a non-IFRS disclosure, which treats all leases as operating leases and consolidates the vessel joint ventures proportionally