FIRST QUARTER 2013 RESULTS

Quarterly highlights - Q1 2013    

· Revenues of USD  69.1 million, compared to USD 34.6 million in Q1 2012
· EBITDA of USD 22.9 million(33,1%) , improved from USD  2.6  million in Q1 2012
· EBIT of USD 13.8 million (20,0%), compared to negative USD  3.1  million in Q1 2012
· Net Income before tax of USD 10.6 million, compared to negative USD 1.4 million in Q1 2012
· Dolphin fleet were primarily allocated to exclusive contract work worth USD 60 million and with limited Multi-Client (MCS) investments of USD 4.8 million for the quarter
· Strong margin contribution from the high capacity 3D vessels Polar Duke and Polar Duchess, though less contribution from the lower capacity vessels
· Encouraging organic growth in Dolphin processing, external contract revenues of USD 1.9 million for Q1 confirming market acceptance.

Q1 2013 subsequent events

· Dolphin increase Loan Facility to USD 73 million to accommodate purchase of equipment for "Geo Atlantic", to be delivered in January 2014
· Seismic vessel capacity expansion on track, the high capacity 3D vessel, M/V  Sanco Swift, is scheduled for delivery in July 2013


Atle Jacobsen, Dolphin Group CEO, commented:

"Dolphin continues to deliver solid earnings from a fleet, which is soon to be doubled in size.We experience improved market conditions ahead and Dolphin becomes an even more attractive service provider as major clients experience our efficient operations with modern high capacity vessels.

We see effective day-rates continue to increase, however for our clients, Dolphin vessels provide more seismic volume data for less money, which enable clients to better assess their overall exploration and production risks".


Further Atle Jacobsen (CEO) and Erik Hokholt (CFO) will give a presentation of the quarterly results at Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24-26, and Oslo at 09:30 a.m. (CET). The presentation is open to the public.
 

Please find attached the Q1 2013 earnings release and presentation.
 

This information is subject of the disclosure requirements according to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.
 

For further information, please contact:
 

Atle Jacobsen, CEO  
Mobile:+47 97 71 53 36
E-mail:atle.jacobsen@dolphingeo.com
 

Erik Hokholt, CFO  
Mobile:+47 90 75 60 64
E-mail:erik.hokholt@dolphingeo.com
 

Dolphin Group ASA
Helsfyr Atrium  
Innspurten 15
0663 OSLO
 

Phone:+47 23 16 70 00
Fax:+47 23 16 71 80    
       

www.dolphingroup.no
www.dolphingeo.com
 

Dolphin Group ASA is the parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis. Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE ticker: DOLP).

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Dolphin Group ASA is the Parent company of Dolphin Geophysical AS, a global full-range, asset light supplier of marine Geophysical services. Dolphin operates a fleet of new generation, high-capacity seismic vessels and offers contract seismic surveys, Multi-Client projects and processing services on a worldwide basis. Dolphin Group ASA is listed at Oslo Stock Exchange (OSE ticker: DOLP).