Press Release BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy
Press Release of BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy strategic plan on june 25th 2010
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - Press Release BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy
Paris, June 25, 2010
BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy
A 2 billion US$ vessels new building program
to renew the old and obsolete continental offshore fleet
and meet demand in deepwater
“With this plan covering 2011 to 2015, BOURBON wants to achieve leadership under the flag of
excellence” says Jacques de Chateauvieux, CEO of BOURBON, “It relies on innovative and cost
efficient vessels and above all, on the women and men who deliver BOURBON services every day,
striving to achieve the highest safety and operations standards, personally committed and united to
Focus on Offshore
« BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” consists in further investing in innovative and cost effective
vessels to satisfy customers’ increasing focus on safe and efficient vessels to support their offshore
activities, and to enable them to reduce their overall operation costs. By adding 80 supply vessels
and 64 crewboats through a 2 billion US$ investment plan in new buildings, BOURBON will be
operating a fleet of 600 vessels for deepwater and shallow water logistics services by 2015.
Fleet as of
Under construction Newbuildings
Deep water 82 22 30 134
Shallow water 52 44 50 146
Total supply vessels 134 66 80 280
Crewboats 223 33 64 320
Total fleet 357 99 144 600
“BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” will be built on the success of its Bourbon Liberty series of
vessels, to speed up the renewal of the old and obsolete existing shallow water fleet and on the
proven expertise of its deepwater operations for exploration and production, including subsea
“BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy” will also mean increasing efficiency and reducing
BOURBON’s operating costs. The target for vessel availability rate should reach 95% and running
costs index should be reduced by 4% at constant rate by 2015.
Key financial objectives
Based on the existing fleet and the delivery of new vessels including those built under the new
investment plan, BOURBON’s key financial and operational objectives can be summarized as
New buildings investment in offshore vessels 2 billion US$
Average yearly growth of offshore revenues 17%
Vessel availability rate > 95%
EBITDA / Revenues for the Offshore activity 45%
EBITDA / Capital employed 20%
Offshore running costs index at constant rate -4%
Following the 28% average annual growth of the BOURBON Offshore Division revenues between
2002 and 2009, the new plan provides for a 17% average annual growth from 2011 to 2015 (based
on 1.30 US$ for 1€). The combined effect of improved utilization rates, increased vessel availability
rate, and reduced costs of operation will contribute to the significant increase of the gross return on
revenues and capital employed ratios.
Strong financing for “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy”
This new investment financing will benefit from:
500 million € of assets disposal in 2010, mainly consisting of sales of BOURBON fleet of 16
supramaxes and of the remaining non-core assets;
reduced installments paid on vessels under construction, 75% of the vessel price being paid
a 400 million US$ 12-year loan provided by China Exim Bank.
The combined effect of cash flow generated by operations, of the disposal of assets in 2010 and the
new payment terms policy will result in an expected gearing of less than 0.5 and a net debt to
EBITDA ratio of less than 2 by 2015. This means BOURBON will be generating positive cash flows
as from 2013.
BOURBON dividend policy will be to pay out about 40% of its consolidated profit.
Delivering “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy”
BOURBON benefits from proven track records and commitment to continuous improvements.
BOURBON team is fully engaged to:
operate a full range of innovative and cost efficient vessels for demanding customers
through a global network;
generate strong cash flow and secure long term financing.
To deliver “BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy”, 5,000 new recruits will be added to the 7,000
existing women and men already working to the highest standards of safety and operations and
personally commited to perform under the flag of excellence.
By delivering BOURBON 2015 leadership strategy, the company expects continuous value creation
for BOURBON shareholders.
BOURBON FINANCIAL CALENDAR
- Group strategy presentation in Shanghai June 25, 2010
quarter and 1st
half 2010 revenues August, 9 2010
half 2010 financial results August 31, 2010
- Presentation of 1st
half 2010 results September 1st
BOURBON offers a full range of deep and shallow offshore oil and gas marine services. Under its
“BOURBON 2015 Leadership Strategy”, BOURBON will invest 2 billion US$ to offer the most
demanding clients, 600 innovative, high performance, new-generation and efficient vessels and the
highest standards of quality worldwide.
BOURBON also specializes in bulk transport and protects the French coastline for the French Navy.
Classified by ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) in the "Oil Services" sector, BOURBON is
listed for trading on Euronext Paris, Compartment A, and is included in the Deferred Settlement
Service SRD and in the SBF 120 and Dow Jones Stoxx 600 indices..
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