RusHydro announces 9M 2018 RAS results
October 30, 2018. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces its non-consolidated financial results under Russian accounting standards (RAS) for the nine months of 2018.
Key highlights for 9M 2018:
Excluding the effect of surcharge (hereinafter):
Key financials for the 9 months 2018/2017 under RAS (in RUB mn)
In the 9 months of 2018, revenue increased by 7% or RUB 6,599 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 in the first half of the year and in Siberia in the third quarter of the year.
Revenue breakdown (RUB mn)
Operating expenses in the 9 months of 2018 increased by 3% to RUB 43,358 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 9 months of 2018 increased by 11% as compared to the same period last year and amounted to RUB 52,699 mn.
RusHydro's net profit for the reporting period increased by 12% to RUB 37,514 mn.
Net profit adjusted for non-cash items increased by 15% and reached RUB 37,015 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 September 30, 2018
The Company's total assets increased by RUB 31,074 mn as of September 30, 2018, or by 3% as compared to the beginning of the year, reaching RUB 1,014,253 mn.
As of September 30, 2018, total liabilities increased by 3% or RUB 4,788 mn and amounted RUB 162,222 mn.
The Company's debt portfolio stayed at the same level compared to the beginning of the reporting year (RUB 121,956 mn as of September 30, 2018 vs. RUB 121,774 mn as of December 31, 2017). Long-term loans comprise 95% of the total portfolio.
The Company's equity in the nine months of 2018 increased by 3% to RUB 851,972 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.
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 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.
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