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PJSC RUSHYDRO PJSC RusHydro: RusHydro announces 1H 2020 RAS results

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29/07/2020 10:10

PJSC RusHydro (HYDR)
PJSC RusHydro: RusHydro announces 1H 2020 RAS results

29-Jul-2020 / 10:10 CET/CEST
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RusHydro announces 1H 2020 RAS results

July 29, 2020. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces non-consolidated financial results under Russian accounting standards (RAS) for the six months ended June 30, 2020.

Key highlights:

  • EBITDA - RUB 49,537 mn (+26%);
  • Reported net profit - RUB 29,870 mn (+41%);
  • Since July 1st 2017, a surcharge to capacity prices in 1st and 2nd price zones in order to attain base level of end-user tariffs in the Far East of Russia is reflected in PJSC RusHydro's revenue and operating expenses¹. In 1H20, the surcharge totaled RUB 20,529 mn, in the 1H19 - RUB 17,496 mn; Adjusted for the surcharge revenue and expenses (here and below in the text) were:
  • Revenue - RUB 70,509 mn (+18%);
  • Operating expenses - RUB 29,748 mn (+4%).

Key financials for 2Q and 1H 2020 under RAS (in RUB mn), excluding surcharge

 

1H'20

1H'19

chg

2Q'20

2Q'19

chg

Revenue (adj. for surcharge)

70,509

59,675

18%

35,856

30,594

17%

Operating expenses (adj. for surcharge)

(29,748)

(28,651)

4%

(15,064)

(14,918)

1%

Operating profit

40,761

31,024

31%

20,792

15,676

33%

EBITDA²

49,537

39,383

26%

25,179

19,943

26%

Net profit

29,870

21,240

41%

15,555

8,703

79%

 

Revenue

In the first half of 2020, revenue increased by 18% or RUB 10,834 mn to RUB 70,509 mn as compared to the corresponding period last year on the back of 33% output growth by HPPs following increase of water inflows to the majority of reservoirs and commissioning of Zaramagskaya HPP-1.

Revenue breakdown (RUB mn)

 

1H'20

1H'19

chg

2Q'20

2Q'19

chg

Electricity sales

44,559

37,892

18%

23,221

20,378

14%

Capacity sales

25,716

21,601

19%

12,527

10,130

24%

Other sales

234

182

29%

108

86

26%

TOTAL

70,509

59,675

18%

35,856

30,594

17%

 

Operating expenses

Operating expenses in the first half of 2020 increased by 4% to RUB 29,748 mn.

The main changes were observed in the following items:

  • Purchased electricity and capacity (decrease of RUB 869 mn) due to decrease in day-ahead market prices;
  • Water tax (increase of RUB 470 mn) due to HPP production growth and tariff increase;
  • Rent (intercompany, increase of RUB 134 mn) due to rent agreement of Zaramagskaya HPP-1 property.

 

Operating expenses breakdown (in RUB mn)

 

1H'20

1H'19

chg

2Q'20

2Q'19

chg

Depreciation

8,776

8,359

5%

4,387

4,268

3%

Labor expenses, taxes and contributions

3 740

3 669

2%

2,077

2,034

2%

Purchased electricity and capacity

3,598

4,467

-19%

1,510

2,144

-30%

Property tax

3,154

3,019

4%

1,578

1,523

4%

Other third-party services

1,948

1,619

20%

927

841

10%

Rent

1,667

711

134%

912

304

200%

Power system services

1,621

1,527

6%

816

767

6%

Water tax

1,360

890

53%

756

480

58%

Repairs and maintenance

1,137

1,492

-24%

660

994

-34%

Security expenses

906

879

3%

440

441

-0,2%

Insurance expenses

826

832

-1%

423

431

-2%

Other

1 015

1 187

-14%

578

691

-16%

TOTAL

29,748

28,651

4%

15,064

14,918

1%

 

Profit

Operating profit for the first half of 2020 increased 31% as compared to the same period last year and amounted to RUB 40,761 mn.

EBITDA in the first half of 2020 increased by 26% to RUB 49,537 from RUB 39,383 in 1H'19.

Net profit in the reporting period increased by 41% to RUB 29,870 mn.

 

RusHydro's financial position as of June 30, 2020 

The Company's total assets increased by RUB 32,290 mn as of June 30, 2020, or 3% against the similar figure as of December 31, 2019, reaching RUB 1,096,484 mn.

As of June 30, 2020, total liabilities increased by 1% or RUB 2,366 mn as compared to the similar figure as of December 31, 2019 and amounted to RUB 214,590 mn.

The Company's debt portfolio decreased by 6% as compared to the beginning of the reporting year to RUB 135,526 mn. Long-term loans comprise 83% of the total portfolio.

The Company's equity in the first half of 2020 increased by 4% to RUB 881,894 mn against RUB 851,970 mn as of the beginning of the reporting year.

 

The full financial statements are available on the Company's website at: http://www.eng.rushydro.ru/investors/reports

RusHydro Group will announce consolidated 1H'20 IFRS results before August 31, 2020.

***

 

 1 In July 2017, the Resolution of the Russian Government No. 895 "On reaching basic rates (tariffs) for electric power (capacity) in the territories of the Far East Federal region (the "Far East")" became effective, under which rates for consumers in the territories of the Far East should be reduced starting from 1 January 2020 to the basic level  of RUB 5.00 / kWh. According to the Resolution of the Russian Government No. 1614-r and No. 1615-r of 28 July 2017, PJSC RusHydro was appointed as the recipient of a premium to the price for capacity provided by the Company in the price zones of the wholesale market under CCS agreements. The premium to the price for capacity is set in order to achieve the basic level of rates (tariffs) for electricity (capacity) planned for the next regulation period in the Far East constituent regions. The Company translates the collected amounts of margin in the form of free-of-charge targeted contributions to the budgets of the respective regions. The Group's companies being guaranteeing suppliers will receive compensation for the shortage of income related to the reduction of rates, through subsidies from the Far East constituent regions.

² EBITDA calculated as gross profit before depreciation.

 

 

About RusHydro

RusHydro Group is the leading producer of renewable energy in Russia. It is Russia's largest hydrogenerating company and the fourth in the world with over 400 generating facilities. The Group's total electricity generation capacity including Boguchanskaya HPP is 38.0 GW.

 

For more information:

Investor Relations Department

Tel. +7 (495) 122 0555 ext. 1304

ir@rushydro.ru

 

The information in this press release may contain projections or other forward-looking statements regarding future events or the future financial performance of RusHydro. You can identify forward looking statements by terms such as "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "will," "could," "may" or "might," the negative of such terms or other similar expressions. We wish to caution you that these statements are only predictions and that actual events or results may differ materially from these statements. We do not intend to update these statements to reflect events and circumstances occurring after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Many factors could cause the actual results to differ materially from those contained in our projections or forward-looking statements, including, among others, general economic conditions, our competitive environment, risks associated with operating in Russia, rapid technological and market change in our industries, as well as many other risks specifically related to RusHydro and its operations.

 



ISIN: US7821834048, RU000A0JPKH7
Category Code: MSCM
TIDM: HYDR
LEI Code: 2534005TJN9DX4YWVT97
OAM Categories: 2.2. Inside information
Sequence No.: 78621
EQS News ID: 1104767

 
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