The glossary of oil and gas terms is available on Eni’s web page at the address eni.com. Below is a selection of the most frequently used terms.
Measures the return on a share based on dividends for the year. Calculated as the ratio of dividends per share of the year and the average reference price of shares in the last month of the year. Generally, companies tend to keep a constant dividend yield, as shareholders compare this indicator with the yield of other shares or other financial instruments (e.g. bonds).
Is a measure of a company’s debt, calculated as the ratio between net financial debt and shareholders’ equity, including minority interests.
Return On Average Capital Employed Is the return on average capital invested, calculated as the ratio between net income before minority interests, plus net financial charges on net financial debt, less the related tax effect and net average capital employed.
Financial discipline ratio, calculated as the ratio between operating profit and net finance charges.
Measures the capability of the company to repay short-term debt, calculated as the ratio between current assets and current liabilities.
Rating compagnie use the debt coverage ratio to evaluate debt sustainability. It is acalculated as the ratio between net cash provided by operating activities and net borrowings, less cash and cash-equivalents, Securities held for non-operating purposes and financing receivables for non operating purposes.
Profit per boe
Measures the return per oil and natural gas barrel produced. It is calculated as the ratio between Results of operations from E&P activities (as defined by FASB Extractive Activities - Oil & Gas Topic 932) and production sold.
Opex per boe
Measures efficiency in the oil&gas development activities, calculated as the ratio between operating costs (as defined by FASB Extractive Activities - Oil & Gas Topic 932) and production sold.
Cash flow per boe
Represents cash flow per each boe of hydrocarbon produced, less non-monetary items. Calculated as the ratio between Results of operations from E&P activities, net of depreciation, depletion, amortization and impairment and exploration expenses (as defined by FASB Extractive Activities - Oil & Gas Topic 932) and volumes of oil and gas produced.
Finding & Development cost per boe
Represents Finding & Development cost per boe of new proved or possible reserves. It is calculated as the overall amount of exploration and development expenditure, the consideration for the acquisition of possible and probable reserves as well as additions of proved reserves deriving from improbe recovery, extensions, discoveries and revisions of previous estimates (as defined by FASB Extractive Activities - Oil & Gas Topic 932).