TOTAL S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) And Inpex Corp Seeks Biggest Project Finance Loan

  on May 25,2012 Posted in Featured ,Finance
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Energy firms TOTAL S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) and Inpex Corp are looking for $20 billion in loans to fund the Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia, sources familiar with the deal said, in what is predicted to be the world’s biggest project finance loan.

More than half of the credit needed for the $34 billion project is expected to come from Export Finance & Insurance Corp, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), K-Sure, Nippon Export & Investment Insurance and Coface, Export-Import Bank of Korea.

The stock moved down in last session while shares of Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM), which signed the most important agreement, and the most rewarding, with Russian oil giant Rosneft, edged up.

Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) latest financial highlights were comprised of 8.28% as profit margin in last twelve months and operating margin at 14.47%. To evaluate management effectiveness first thing that comes in mind is how well investors’ fund has been utilized and return on equity is an ideal which for this company was maintained at 25.84% in last twelve months. While another measure return on assets to assess how good was company to utilize assets to generate income, appeared at 12.36%.

Comparing its profitability with industry, ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) latest financial highlights showed it maintained 4.94% as profit margin in last twelve months and operating margin at 9.02%. To compare management effectiveness return on equity is considered as an ideal tool, which for this company was maintained at 18.09% in last twelve months. Another significant tool, to compare use of assets by the company to generate income, return on assets appeared at 7.70%.

Adding TOTAL S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TOT) in discussion it recorded profit margin of 7.55% for the prior 12 months and operating margin at 15.00%. Ideal management effectiveness tool return on equity, for this stock was recorded at 19.11% while return on assets appeared at 8.18%.



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