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Volga Gas chief executive officer Andrey Zozulya buys 24 July 2017

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Volga Gas (L:VGAS) Chief Executive Officer Andrey Zozulya bought 170,000 shares worth GBP99,025 ($US128,663) on July 24. The purchase price was GBX58.25.

Andrey Zozulya (Reported Buying; trailing 12 months)
MonthNo. of SharesPrice, GBXValue, GBX
July 24, 2017170,00058.259,902,500
July 22, 201650,00047.252,362,500
Total220,00055.7512,265,000

Original news release

Source: London Stock Exchange

SECTION 1 BIOGRAPHY ANDREY ZOZULYA, CEO

Mr. Zozulya is a Russian citizen and has over 20 years' experience in the oil sector in Russia both with major oil and oil service companies, including over 10 years with Schlumberger. He also has experience of operating in the Saratov region in which Volga Gas' operations are based. He has a degree in Geophysics and Engineering from the Groznensky Oil & Gas Institute and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

SECTION 2 VOLGA GAS PLC SCORECARD (United Kingdom:VGAS):

+ Volga Gas PLC is placed 616/1,357 in the BSS News Bites ranking of the United Kingdom performers in the past year, a percentile ranking of 54.

2.1 Key Financials (All figures percent)

VGASRevenue GrowthEPS GrowthOperating MarginROE
2016121.1-4.91.8
2015-54.8--25.9-7.3
201424.145.541.317.2
201322.4-28.57.5

2.2 MCap History:

VGASShare Price (GBX)Market Capitalisation (GBX)Market Capitalisation (USD)
Last Traded Jul 24584.7 billion61 million
1 Year ago473.8 billion50.3 million
2 Years ago635.1 billion79.6 million
3 Years ago123.0310.3 billion176 million
4 Years ago79.436.6 billion100.3 million
5 Years ago79.926.7 billion104.3 million

2.3 Revenue and Net Profit

DescriptionAnnual ($US M)3 years Avg ($US M)3 years CAGR %
Total Revenue39.433.44.4
EBITDA1.96.1-46.3
Operating Profit1.94.5-42.0
Net Profit1.23.4-48.2

CAGR = Compound Annual Growth Rate

2.4 Performance (All figures in %)

A track record of profits in 3 of the last 5 years

DescriptionAnnual3 years Avg
EBITDA Margin4.910.7
Operating Profit Margin4.96.8
Net Profit Margin3.04.4
Return on Equity1.83.9
Return on Assets1.43.7
Return on Capital Employed2.65.1

2.5 High Performance Indicators:

DescriptionValueRank In Market
Volatility %0.9In Top Quartile
Total Debt to Equity0.1In Top Quartile

2.6 Present Value of GBP1000 invested in the past

PV10001-week1-month1-year
VGAS.L9751,0271,234
FTSE 100 Index9961,0001,096

2.7 Trailing Price Change %

Price Change %1-Month3-Month1-Year
VGAS2.650.8723.4
Oil & gas producers sector-5.07-1.292.2
FTSE 100 Index-0.621.569.62

2.8 Market Position

Volga Gas PLC (L:VGAS), the United Kingdom's 32nd largest Oil & Gas Producers company by market cap, jumped GBX11.0 (or 23.4%) in the trailing 12 months to July 21, 2017 to close at GBX58.0. Compared with the FTSE 100 Index which has risen 11.2% over the same period, this is a relative price increase of 12.2%. Average daily volume of 75,746 shares in the trailing year was 2.4 times average daily volume in the previous year. In the trailing 12 months the market cap has jumped GBP88,542 (US$114,848).

2.9 Global Rank

Global Rank [out of 47,513 stocks]

DescriptionValueRankQuartile
MCap (US$)60.9M26,031Third
Total Assets (US$)84.6M24,812Third
Revenue (US$)39.4M24,892Third
Net Profit (US$)1.2M23,110Second
Return on Equity %1.825,053Third
Net Profit Margin %3.020,938Second
Price to Book1.010,087Top
Price Earnings51.616,942Second
PV$1000 (1Year) US$*1,22013,227Second
US$* Change (1Year) %35.610,313Top
Rel Strength 6 Mo (US$)1739,297Bottom

* 1 year ago GBP 1 = USD 1.32

Jul 21, 2017: GBP 1 equals USD 1.2971

SECTION 3 OTHER DIRECTORS OF VOLGA GAS PLC

Andrey Zozulya, Chief Executive Officer

Alexey Kalinin, Non-Executive Chairman

Antonio Maria Alves, Director

SECTION 4 VOLGA GAS PLC ACTIVITIES

Volga Gas plc, an independent oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, development, and production of gas, condensate, and oil in the Volga Region of European Russia.

SECTION 5 RECENT NEWS OF VOLGA GAS PLC DIRECTORS

05 May 2017

Andrey Zozulya starts third year as Volga Gas CEO

Andrey Zozulya was appointed CEO of Volga Gas (L:VGAS) two years ago on May 05, 2015. The shares were down from GBX64.7 to GBX59.0 and the total annualized return to shareholders (TRS) since appointment is -3.9%. The present value of GBP1,000 (PV1000) invested on the appointment date is now worth GBP923, a loss of GBP88 and dividend reinvested of GBP11.

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