RusHydro announces 1H 2018 RAS results
July 30, 2018. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces non-consolidated financial results under Russian accounting standards (RAS) for the six months of 2018.
Key highlights for 1H 2018:
Excluding the effect of surcharge (hereinafter):
Key financials for the 6 months 2018/2017 under RAS (in RUB mn)
In the 6 months of 2018, revenue, excluding the effect of surcharge on capacity implemented by the resolution of the Russian Government No. 895 dated 28.07.2017, increased by 9% or RUB 5,497 mn following strong operational results as electricity production by PJSC RusHydro’s HPPs increased by 5% following increase of water inflow to the reservoirs of the Group’s hydropower plants, primarily on the Volga-Kama cascade.
Revenue breakdown (RUB mn)
Operating expenses in the 6 months of 2018 increased by 3% to RUB 28,260 mn as compared to the same period of 2017 as a result of the following factors:
Operating expenses breakdown (in RUB mn)
Operating profit for the 6 months of 2018 increased by 15% as compared to the same period last year and amounted to RUB 35,468 mn.
RusHydro's net profit for the reporting period increased by 12% to RUB 26,618 mn.
Net profit adjusted for non-cash items increased by 18% and reached RUB 26,101 mn. The difference between the reported and adjusted net profit is attributed mainly to the following non-cash effects:
RusHydro's financial position as of June 30, 2018
The Company's total assets increased by RUB 24,413 mn as of June 30, 2018, or by 2% as compared to the beginning of the year, reaching RUB 1,007,592 mn.
As of June 30, 2018, total liabilities increased by 6% or RUB 9,022 mn and amounted RUB 166,455 mn.
The Company's debt portfolio decreased by 5% as compared to the beginning of the reporting year from RUB 121,956 mn to RUB 115,791 mn. Long-term loans comprise 82% of the total portfolio.
The Company's equity in the first half of 2018 increased by 2% to RUB 841,077 mn against RUB 825,684 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
[i] 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 2017 to the basic level (RUB 4.00 / kWh). According to the Resolution of the Russian Government No. 1614-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. Within the amounts defined by Resolution No. 1615-r of the Russian Government dated 28 July 2017, 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 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. In November 2017, according to the Resolution of the Russian Government No. 2527-r of 15 November 2017 the rate for consumers in the territories of the Far East basic was set at RUB 4.30 / kWh.
[ii] EBITDA calculated as gross profit before depreciation.
[iii] Net profit adjusted for the mark-to-market revaluation of listed equity stakes, reserves for financial investment impairment, assets and potentially uncollectible accounts receivable, contingencies This indicator is not reported in the official financial statements under RAS and has been calculated and put into the press release for reference.