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  1. 1. Global StrategyEquity Research China Oil & Gas Sector StrategyApril 10, 2012 Inflation to Crowd Out Reform?S&P 2012 GDP ESTIMATES: China CPI picking up . China’s March CPI was 3.6% higher YoY, above up.China: 7.7%-8.2% market expectations of 3.3%. On a MoM basis, the CPI was up 0.2%, whileHong Kong: 2.5%-3.0% the producer price index also increased by 0.3% MoM. While on the surfaceIndia: 6.8%-7.3% this may indicate rising price pressure - which would be negative forIndonesia: 6.0%-6.5% prospects of further pricing reform in China’s refined oil product sector - weJapan: 1.5%-2.0% note that February price levels may be distorted by the post-lunar new yearKorea: 2.8%-3.3% softness. Hence, we continue to believe the Chinese government will stick toMalaysia: 4.4%-4.9% its program for further price reform this year, although we would watch forSingapore: 2.0%-2.5% an aggressive uptick in inflation, which may scupper such plans, and mayTaiwan: 2.3%-2.8% even result in delays in price adjustments, as was the case in 2011. As it is,Thailand: 3.5%-4.0% the 3.6% remains below the government’s 2012 inflation target of 4.0% andU.S.: 2.1% this denotes that the government is reasonably aware of pricing risks.Eurozone: 0.0% Price adjustments are sensitive to inflationary outlook Despite being2012 INDEX TARGETS: based theoretically on a formula linked to a basket of crude prices, the NDRCS&P 500: 1,450 has shown significant reluctance to meddle with product prices whenS&P Euro 350: 1,170 inflationary pressures are picking up. In 2009, when the economy was flirtingS&P Asia 50: 3,500 with deflation, eight price adjustments were made, with diesel and gasoline prices ending the year some 18%-19% higher. By contrast, in 2011 when CPI inflation peaked at 6.5% in July, only three adjustments were made; diesel and gasoline prices were up by 6%-7% by year-end. EIA statistics due tomorrow The EIA will be releasing its monthly Short- tomorrow. Term Energy Outlook report tomorrow. In line with the trend over the last six months, we expect a further downward revision in world crude oil andEnergy liquids demand for 2012, although we think it unlikely the EIA will cut demand forecasts by another 290 kbpd as it did in March 2012. On the supplyOil & Gas side, we will also look at the production recovery in Libya, which has so far picked up to 1.15 mbpd as of March 2012, from zero in August 2011. A pick-Overweight up in Libyan supply should help offset falling Iranian production. We believe current price levels are acceptable for OPEC, given that the Saudis (principal holders of OPEC spare capacity) have been scaling back production by 200 kbpd each in January and February 2012, from its peak of 10 mbpd. Iran signa ling a compromise; short-term crude price s may be capped short - capped.Ahmad Halim, CFAEquity Analyst Based on media reports, Iranian officials on Monday hinted that Iran may limit its stockpile of enriched uranium, ahead of a planned resumption of nuclear talks with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. We believe the short-term crude oil price outlook may be capped by Iran’s show of compromise, but longer-term geopolitical risk remains; especially if Israel, so far accepting President Obama’s personal pledge of a nuclear-free Iran, decides to take matters in its own hands; in which case we expect a substantial, if temporary, spike in crude prices.Standard & Poor’s This report is for information purposes and should not be considered a solicitation to buy or sell any security. Neither Standard & Poor’s nor any other party guarantees its accuracy or makes warranties regarding resultsEquity Research Services from its usage. Redistribution is prohibited without written permission. Copyright © 2012. All requi red required30 Cecil Street d i s c l o s ur e s a nd an a l y st c er t if i c a t io n ap p e ar s o n t he la s t 3 p a g e s of t h i s r epo r t . A dd i t io n a l i nf or m a t io n i sPrudential Tower, 17th Floor a v a i l a b le on r eq u e st .Singapore, 049712
  2. 2. April 10, 2012 Global Strat egy Preferred picks We continue to have an Overweight stance on the sector, picks. with a particular bias to the upstream-focused players e.g. PetroChina and 2 CNOOC Ltd, both ranked 4-STARS (Buy). Select Integrated Oil & Gas and E&P Performance and Key Capital IQ Consensus Ratios as at April 10, 2012 10, Price Performance PER (x) PAT Growth Market Trading Cap (USD Company Name CIQ Ticker Ccy Share Price mln) FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 1 Mth 3 Mths 6 Mths FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 Integrated O&G Exxon Mobil Corporation NYSE:XOM USD 83.88 395,345 -0.5% -2.1% 10.0% 10.2x 9.4x -7.1% 5.7% PetroChina Co. Ltd. SEHK:857 HKD 10.86 279,236 -5.9% 1.1% 18.3% 10.5x 9.8x 19.8% 5.0% Royal Dutch Shell plc LSE:RDSA GBP 21.47 219,308 -5.9% -10.6% 1.3% 7.5x 7.2x -11.9% 6.1% Chevron Corporation NYSE:CVX USD 103.49 204,596 -5.5% -5.1% 5.4% 7.9x 7.7x -2.1% 0.3% BP plc LSE:BP. GBP 4.52 136,811 -8.5% -5.7% 11.6% 6.5x 6.2x -19.1% 4.3% China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. SEHK:386 HKD 8.34 98,002 -7.3% -7.5% 16.5% 7.4x 6.7x 13.5% 7.2% ConocoPhillips NYSE:COP USD 75.05 96,041 -2.7% 2.4% 12.1% 8.5x 8.1x -11.2% 6.1% PTT Public Co. Ltd. SET:PTT THB 348.00 32,162 -0.9% 7.4% 24.3% 8.5x 7.7x 10.9% 13.2% Average -4.65% -2.53% 12.42% 8.4x 7.9x -0.9% 6.0% Exploration & Production (E&P) CNOOC Ltd. SEHK:883 HKD 15.58 91,304 -8.2% 2.6% 18.0% 8.4x 8.3x -2.7% 0.8% Statoil ASA OB:STL NOK 152.40 84,053 -5.2% -1.7% 13.0% 8.7x 8.1x -30.6% 3.8% Suncor Energy Inc. TSX:SU CAD 30.31 47,404 -11.5% -7.6% 8.0% 8.8x 8.3x 21.1% 13.2% Anadarko Petroleum Corporation NYSE:APC USD 75.83 38,339 -11.0% -6.2% 12.2% 19.0x 15.3x NM 33.2% Apache Corp. NYSE:APA USD 94.58 36,361 -12.0% -3.6% 6.8% 7.6x 6.8x 9.9% 14.2% Woodside Petroleum Ltd. ASX:WPL AUD 34.61 29,160 -4.7% 10.2% -2.6% 15.1x 12.9x 22.9% 21.1% Hess Corporation NYSE:HES USD 56.74 19,151 -10.0% -3.1% 1.2% 8.4x 7.1x 34.4% 23.8% PTT Exploration & Production PCL SET:PTTEP THB 173.50 18,798 -3.1% -4.1% 18.0% 10.9x 9.0x 21.2% 19.4% Average -8.20% -1.70% 9.31% 9.7x 8.7x 10.9% 16.2% EV/EBITDA PBV ROE Gross Margin Div Yield Company Name FY2012 FY2012 FY2013 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 FY2012 FY2013 Integrated O&G Exxon Mobil Corporation NYSE:XOM 4.5x 4.3x 2.3x 2.1x 22.4% 21.1% 42.70% 44.30% 2.36% 2.49% PetroChina Co. Ltd. SEHK:857 5.7x 5.3x 1.5x 1.4x 14.6% 14.7% 37.40% 46.85% 4.37% 4.75% Royal Dutch Shell plc LSE:RDSA 3.9x 3.7x 1.1x 1.0x 15.6% 15.0% 17.80% 18.40% 4.94% 5.12% Chevron Corporation NYSE:CVX 3.3x 3.2x 1.5x 1.3x 20.0% 18.4% 44.30% 45.90% 3.20% 3.37% BP plc LSE:BP. 3.8x 3.6x 1.1x 1.0x 17.8% 17.1% 18.80% 19.70% 4.47% 4.94% China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. SEHK:386 4.6x 4.2x 1.1x 1.0x 16.3% 15.6% 16.89% 17.28% 4.06% 4.43% ConocoPhillips NYSE:COP 3.7x 3.7x 1.4x 1.2x 16.4% 15.5% 27.30% 28.60% 3.67% 3.90% PTT Public Co. Ltd. SET:PTT 5.9x 5.2x 1.6x 1.4x 19.6% 19.4% 9.42% 10.28% 4.00% 4.41% Average 4.4x 4.2x 1.5x 1.3x 17.8% 17.1% 26.83% 28.91% 3.88% 4.18% Exploration & Production (E&P) CNOOC Ltd. SEHK:883 4.1x 4.1x 1.9x 1.6x 23.9% 21.0% 62.67% 61.45% 3.87% 4.04% Statoil ASA OB:STL 2.2x 2.1x 1.6x 1.4x 18.6% 18.0% 47.28% 45.87% 4.45% 4.68% Suncor Energy Inc. TSX:SU 4.7x 4.2x 1.1x 1.0x 13.4% 12.6% 60.80% 62.60% 1.50% 1.59% Anadarko Petroleum Corporation NYSE:APC 5.7x 5.0x 1.9x 1.7x 10.0% 11.9% 71.30% 0.00% 0.48% 0.48% Apache Corp. NYSE:APA 3.3x 3.0x 1.1x 1.0x 15.5% 14.9% 79.30% 0.00% 0.69% 0.69% Woodside Petroleum Ltd. ASX:WPL 8.9x 7.3x 2.1x 1.9x 14.5% 16.3% 68.90% 68.90% 3.40% 3.86% Hess Corporation NYSE:HES 3.3x 2.9x 0.9x 0.8x 11.4% 11.3% 36.30% 37.60% 0.73% 0.73% PTT Exploration & Production PCL SET:PTTEP 4.9x 4.1x 2.4x 2.0x 23.9% 24.4% 50.37% 51.00% 3.61% 4.40% Average 4.6x 4.1x 1.6x 1.4x 16.4% 16.3% 59.61% 54.57% 2.34% 2.56% Source: S&P Capital IQ Standard & Poor’s Equity Research
  3. 3. April 10 , 2012 Global Strat egy S&P Capital IQ Research S&P Capital IQ U.S. includes Standard & Poor’s Research–Glossary Investment Advisory Services LLC; Standard & Poor’s Equity Research Services Europe includes Standard & Poor’s LLC- London; Standard & Poor’s Equity 3 Research Services Asia includes Standard & Poor’s LLC’s offices in Singapore,S&P STARS - Since January 1, 1987, S&P Capital IQ Equity Research has ranked a Standard & Poor’s Investment Advisory Services (HK) Limited in Hong Kong,universe of U.S. common stocks, ADRs (American Depositary Receipts), and ADSs Standard & Poor’s Malaysia Sdn Bhd, and Standard & Poor’s Information Services(American Depositary Shares) based on a given equity’s potential for future (Australia) Pty Ltd.performance. Similarly, S&P Capital IQ Equity Research has used STARS® Abbreviations Used in S&P Capital IQ Equity Research Reportsmethodology to rank Asian and European equities since June 30, 2002. Under CAGR- Compound Annual Growth Rateproprietary STARS (STock Appreciation Ranking System), S&P equity analysts rank CAPEX- Capital Expendituresequities according to their individual forecast of an equity’s future total return CY- Calendar Yearpotential versus the expected total return of a relevant benchmark (e.g., a regional DCF- Discounted Cash Flowindex (S&P Asia 50 Index, S&P Europe 350® Index or S&P 500® Index)), based on a EBIT- Earnings Before Interest and Taxes12-month time horizon. STARS was designed to meet the needs of investors looking EBITDA- Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortizationto put their investment decisions in perspective. Data used to assist in determining EPS- Earnings Per Sharethe STARS ranking may be the result of the analyst’s own models as well as internal EV- Enterprise Valueproprietary models resulting from dynamic data inputs. 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The range of scores in the array of ROI- Return on Investmentthis sample has been aligned with the following ladder of rankings: ROIC- Return on Invested Capital ROA- Return on AssetsA+ Highest B+ Average C Lowest SG&A- Selling, General & Administrative ExpensesA High B Below Average D In Reorganization WACC- Weighted Average Cost of CapitalA- Above Average B- Lower NR Not Ranked Dividends on American Depository Receipts (ADRs) and American DepositoryS&P Issuer Credit Rating - A Standard & Poor’s Issuer Credit Rating is a current Shares (ADSs) are net of taxes (paid in the country of origin).opinion of an obligor’s overall financial capacity (its creditworthiness) to pay itsfinancial obligations. This opinion focuses on the obligor’s capacity and willingnessto meet its financial commitments as they come due. It does not apply to any specificfinancial obligation, as it does not take into account the nature of and provisions of Disclosures/Disclaimersthe obligation, its standing in bankruptcy or liquidation, statutory preferences, or thelegality and enforceability of the obligation. In addition, it does not take into accountthe creditworthiness of the guarantors, insurers, or other forms of creditenhancement on the obligation. Required Disclosures In contrast to the qualitative STARS recommendations covered in this report, whichS&P Capital IQ EPS Estimates – S&P Capital IQ earnings per share (EPS) estimates are determined and assigned by S&P Capital IQ equity analysts, S&P’s quantitativereflect analyst projections of future EPS from continuing operations, and generally evaluations are derived from S&P’s proprietary Fair Value quantitative model. Inexclude various items that are viewed as special, non-recurring, or extraordinary. particular, the Fair Value Ranking methodology is a relative ranking methodology,Also, S&P Capital IQ EPS estimates reflect either forecasts of S&P Capital IQ equity whereas the STARS methodology is not. Because the Fair Value model and theanalysts; or, the consensus (average) EPS estimate, which are independently STARS methodology reflect different criteria, assumptions and analytical methods,compiled by Capital IQ, a data provider to S&P Capital IQ Equity Research. Among quantitative evaluations may at times differ from (or even contradict) an equitythe items typically excluded from EPS estimates are asset sale gains; impairment, analyst’s STARS recommendations. As a quantitative model, Fair Value relies onrestructuring or merger-related charges; legal and insurance settlements; in process history and consensus estimates and does not introduce an element of subjectivityresearch and development expenses; gains or losses on the extinguishment of debt; as can be the case with equity analysts in assigning STARS recommendations.the cumulative effect of accounting changes; and earnings related to operations thathave been classified by the company as discontinued. The inclusion of some items,such as stock option expense and recurring types of other charges, may vary, and S&P Global STARS Distributiondepend on such factors as industry practice, analyst judgment, and the extent to In North Americawhich some types of data is disclosed by companies. 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