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Avenir LNG Limited Reports Unaudited Financial and Operating Results for the Third Quarter 2021

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December 20, 2021, – Avenir LNG Limited and its subsidiaries (NOTC: AVENIR) (“Avenir” or the “Company”), supplies small-scale LNG to off-grid industry, power generation and transport fuel sectors as well as providing infrastructure to support the development of LNG as a marine fuel, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the third quarter ended September 30, 2021.

Peter Mackey, Chief Executive Officer of Avenir commented:

“Avenir is pleased to report operating revenues of $10.5 million and EBITDA of $3.2 million, to the end of Q3 2021. The Company remains on track to meet the financial goals we have set for full year 2021. Despite the challenges of the external operating environment, we are very pleased with our progress through this transformational year for Avenir LNG.

Financial Summary

Nine months ended September 30, 2021



Nine months ended September 30, 2020

(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

Total operating revenues

$

10,464

$

727

Operating profit/(loss)

291

(4,841)

Net loss

(1,281)

(4,328)

EBITDA

3,238

(4,619)

*EBITDA is defined as earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization, and impairment.

Q3 2021 Highlights and Recent Events:

Financial:

  • Revenues increased by $9.7 million from Q3 2020 to $10.5 million in Q3 2021 following the delivery of our first two vessels, Avenir Advantage and Avenir Accolade in October 2020 and March 2021, respectively.

  • In August 2021, our terminal in Sardinia has commenced its commercial operations. It has started the sales and distribution of LNG truckloads to a number of customers.

  • EBITDA of $3.2 million, an increase of $7.9 million from Q3 2020 and has turned positive.

Post balance sheet events:

  • Delivery of our third newbuild dual purpose LNG vessel, Avenir Aspiration, in October 2021. She is currently in the Baltics for some bunkering test operations and will be in the Mediterranean by beginning of 2022 to commence servicing our terminal in Sardinia.

  • Successfully completed the financing of our remaining newbuilding vessels.

Business Review:

COVID-19

Although significant uncertainty remains regarding the progression of the COVID pandemic globally, we do not expect to see any incremental impact in relation to the remainder of our ship-building program. This assumes no further restrictions are imposed in relation to the movement of teams engaged in the ship-building program. The Company will continue to take all necessary steps to mitigate risks to employees and operations.

Business Development

Avenir LNG supplies customers across a broad range of demand segments ranging from residential consumers to large industrial gas users. The impact of recent record-high global gas prices has manifested itself differently dependent on the end-use segment of our customers. Sustained high gas prices have the potential to drive delay in customers making switching decisions to LNG and/or demand destruction in certain segments in the near-term. The outlook for gas prices in the near-term presents a risk to our business which we are monitoring closely.

Despite short-term pressures driven by the high gas price we maintain a bullish view on the demand potential for LNG in Sardinia, serviced by our HIGAS terminal. Our pipeline of opportunities for customers to switch to LNG across Sardinia remains robust, although we will likely see some delay in customers switching to LNG driven by the current pricing environment. In the longer-term the fundamentals for increased gas penetration across the island remain strong.

LNG Bunkering remains the stand-out growth segment in small-scale LNG. The orderbook of new LNG fueled tonnage remains incredibly robust and shows no signs of slowing. Avenir LNG is well positioned to serve the market with all of our ships being bunker capable, in addition to being highly efficient LNG supply vessels.

Fleet/Asset Summary:


Assets

Year built

Terminal location

Capacity

HIGAS LNG Terminal

2021

Sardinia

10,800 m3


Vessel name

Year built

Yard

Capacity

Avenir Advantage

2020

Keppel Singmarine

7,500

Avenir Accolade

2021

Keppel Singmarine

7,500

Avenir Aspiration

2021

CIMC SOE

7,500

Avenir Ascension

2022

CIMC SOE

7,500

Avenir Allegiance

2021

CIMC SOE

20,000

Avenir Achievement

2022

CIMC SOE

20,000

Avenir LNG Limited
Unaudited Consolidated Statements of Operations



(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)





Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Operating revenues

4,250

281

10,464

727

Operating expenses

(1,406)

(283)

(2,704)

(754)

Depreciation and amortization

(1,269)

(74)

(2,947)

(222)

Administrative and general expenses

(1,552)

(1,437)

(4,522)

(4,544)

Other operating expenses

-

(11)

-

(48)

Operating profit/(loss)

23

(1,524)

291

(4,841)

Non-operating (expenses)/income:

Finance cost, net

(579)

(34)

(1,531)

(38)

Foreign currency exchange (loss)/gain

(138)

(43)

79

551

Loss before Income Tax

(694)

(1,601)

(1,161)

(4,328)

Income taxes

(54)

-

(120)

-

Net loss

(748)

(1,601)

(1,281)

(4,328)

Avenir LNG Limited

Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet



(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars

except share count data)

September 30, 2021



December 31, 2020

ASSETS

Cash and cash equivalents

7,260

8,025

Other current assets

9,726

9,327

Property, plant and equipment and newbuild deposits, net

203,626

153,107

Other non-current assets

2,339

1,819

Total assets

222,951

172,278



LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Total debt, net of deferred financing costs

48,669

26,279

Total other liabilities

17,614

19,987

Total shareholders’ equity

156,668

126,012

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

222,951

172,278


SHARE COUNT DATA

Common stock issued

182,000,000

147,500,000

Other Financial Data



(Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars)



Three Months Ended

September 30,

Nine Months Ended

September 30,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net cash from / (used in) operating activities

3,747

(1,321)

251

(9,375)

Net cash used in investing activities

(7,199)

(15,483)

(59,134)

(36,172)

Net cash (used in) / from financing activities

(1,409)

(17)

57,352

29,852

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains “forward-looking statements” based on information available to the Company on the date hereof, and the Company assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statement. These statements may be identified by the use of words like “anticipate”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “intend”, “may”, “plan”, “project”, “will”, “should”, “seek” and similar expressions. The forward-looking statements reflect the Company’s current views and assumptions and are subject to risks and uncertainties. The Company does not represent or warrant that the Company’s actual future results, performance or achievements will be as discussed in those statements, and assumes no obligation to, and does not intend to, update any of those forward-looking statements other than as may be required by applicable law.

Contact:

Enquiries: info@avenirlng.com
Avenir LNG Limited - + 44 (0) 207 062 6000
Peter Mackey, Chief Executive Officer
Abigail Baltar, Head of Finance

About Avenir

Avenir is a fully integrated small-scale LNG supplier. Avenir supplies small-scale LNG to off-grid industry, power generation and transport fuel sectors as well as providing infrastructure to support the development of LNG as a marine fuel.

Leveraging the expertise of its shareholders, Avenir has quickly become one of the leading providers of small-scale LNG solutions; working with local partners and end users to develop the infrastructure necessary to unlock new markets for natural gas.

Avenir’s common stock is listed on the NOTC where it trades under the symbol “AVENIR”.

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 – 12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Visit the Company’s website at www.avenirlng.com


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