RusHydro announces first quarter 2019 RAS results
April 29, 2019. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces non-consolidated financial results under Russian accounting standards (RAS) for the first quarter ended March 31, 2019.
Key financials for 1Q 2019 under RAS (in RUB mn), excluding surcharge
In the 1 quarter of 2019, revenue decreased by 5% or RUB 1,371 mn to RUB 29,081 mn as compared to the corresponding period last year due to lower output by HPPs on the background of inflows to major reservoirs returning to levels equal to or below the long-run average.
Revenue breakdown (RUB mn)
Operating expenses in the first quarter of 2019 reduced insignificantly (by 1%) and totaled RUB 13,733 mn.
The main changes were observed in the following items:
Operating expenses breakdown (in RUB mn)
Operating profit for the first quarter of 2019 decreased 1% as compared to the same period last year and amounted to RUB 11,936 mn.
Net profit adjusted for non-cash items increased by 1% and reached RUB 11,930 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 March 31, 2019
The Company's total assets increased by RUB 25,983 mn as of March 31, 2019, or 3% against the similar figure as of December 31, 2018, reaching RUB 1,062,790 mn.
As of March 31, 2019, total liabilities increased by 8% or RUB 14,048 mn as compared to the similar figure as of December 31, 2018 and amounted RUB 199,590 mn.
The Company's debt portfolio increased by 8% as compared to the beginning of the reporting year and reached RUB 159,219 mn. Long-term loans comprise 80% of the total portfolio.
The Company's equity in the first quarter of 2019 increased by 1% to RUB 863,142 mn against RUB 851,206 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 1Q19 IFRS results on June 6, 2019.
[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.
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