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Cairn Energy corporate report

Cairn Energy corporate report

Report summary

The year 2017 will be a watershed for Cairn, with the expected start-up of two North Sea projects delivering the company’s first production since 2011. Cash on the balance sheet has funded activity over recent years, but new cash flow will support reinvestment in new growth opportunities. But despite the positive outlook, Cairn trades at one the largest discounts in our corporate coverage. In this report we analyse Cairn’s portfolio and consider investor concerns.

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  • Executive summary
    • SWOT analysis
      • Key strategic success factors
  • Valuation
  • Financial health
    • Overview
    • Risk to our base case outlook / options to free up capital
  • Resources, reserves and production
    • Production
    • Reserves and resources
  • Exploration
  • Portfolio summary
    • Timeline
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions

In this report there are 23 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Valuation
    • Benchmark: share price performance
    • Market rating to WM base case NPV,10
  • Financial health
    • Cashflow breakevens
    • Net debt outlook and liquidity
    • Capex by development status
    • Pre-FID impact on net debt outlook
  • Resources, reserves and production
    • Cairn forecast production profile
    • Benchmark:- Focused International production
    • Cairn: WM reserves and resources detail
    • Benchmarking: Focused International total resource
  • Exploration
    • WM exploration value creation (Focused International)
    • WM exploration success rate (Focused International)
    • Mature (North Sea)/Barents exploration acreage summary
    • Emerging / frontier / other exploration acreage
  • Portfolio summary
    • Portfolio - overview of key positions
  • Economic assumptions
    • Base price assumptions (nominal terms)
    • Base price assumptions (nominal terms)
    • Base, high and low Brent (nominal terms)
    • High price assumptions
    • Low price assumptions
    • Valuation assumptions
    • Foreign exchange rate assumptions
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