This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Aug 13, 2008.
Based on our review, we are not aware of any material change that should be made to the accounting information included in the Quarterly Information referred to above, for them to be in accordance with the regulation issued by the Brazilian Securities Commission (CVM), applicable to the preparation of the Quarterly Information, including the CVM Instruction 469/08.
As mentioned in Note 2, Law 11.638 was enacted on December 28, 2007 and came into effect on January 1, 2008. This Law amended, revoked and introduced new provisions to Law 6.404/76 (Corporation Law) and caused changes in the accounting practices adopted in Brazil. Although this Law is already in force, some changes introduced depend on regulation by the regulatory authorities in order to be fully implemented by the companies. Therefore, during this transition phase, the CVM, by the CVM Instruction 469/08, has allowed the Quarterly Information (ITR) to be prepared without applying all the provisions of Law 11.638/07. As a result, the accounting information contained in the ITR for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, were prepared according to specific instructions of the CVM and does not take into consideration all modifications on the accounting practices introduced by Law 11.638/07.
Our review was performed with the objective of issuing a review report on the accounting information included in the Quarterly Information referred to in the first paragraph, taken as a whole. The statement of segment information for the quarter ended June 30, 2008, represents supplementary information to the quarterly information, is not required by the accounting practices adopted in Brazil and is being presented to facilitate additional analysis. This supplementary information was subject to the same review procedures as applied to the Quarterly Information and, based on our review, we are not aware of any material change that should be made for them to be adequately presented in relation to the Quarterly Information referred to in the first paragraph, taken as a whole.
August 11, 2008
KPMG Auditores Independentes
Manuel Fernandes Rodrigues de Sousa Accountant
This excerpt taken from the PBR 6-K filed Nov 21, 2007.
(A free translation of the original report in Portuguese)
08.01 COMMENTS ON THE CONSOLIDATED PERFORMANCE IN THE QUARTER
Gas and Energy recorded a year-to-date loss of R$ 895 million, very close to the R$ 882 million loss recorded in the first nine months of last year). The improvement in the energy sales margin due to the lower electricity acquisition cost and energy exports to Argentina, was offset by the increase in the average domestic natural gas transfer cost, the reduction in gas sales volume and the rise in the inter-company gas pipeline operation and maintenance fee, as well as the payment of contractual charges related to gas and electricity supply (R$ 263 million).
The 3Q-2007 result was a net loss of R$ 364 million (versus a loss of R$ 215 million in the 2Q-2007), due to:
These effects were partially offset by higher electricity sales margins due to energy exports to Argentina, the increase in the average sales price and volume of natural gas.