RusHydro announces 1H 2014 RAS results
JSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces its non-consolidated financial results under Russian accounting standards (RAS) for the six months of 2014.
Key financials for the 1H 2013/2014 under RAS (in RUB mn)
In the 1st half of 2014, revenue increased by 2% to RUB 55,426 mn as compared to RUB 54,177 mn for the same period of 2013. The underlying factors behind the change in revenue were:
Revenue breakdown (RUB mn)
Operating expenses in January-June 2014 increased by 10% to RUB 29,233 mn as compared to the same period of 2013.
Operating expenses breakdown (in RUB mn)
Major factors of change in operating expenses were:
The higher growth rate in operating expenses versus revenue growth in the 1st half of 2014 as compared to the 1st half of 2013 (10% versus 2% respectively) resulted in decline in operating profit by 5% as compared to the same period of the previous year.
EBITDA decreased by 3% as compared to the same period of 2013 and amounted to RUB 32,586 mn.
RusHydro's net profit for the reporting period increased by 12% to RUB 22,000 mn. Net profit adjusted for non-cash items decreased by 6% to RUB 22,228 mn as compared to RUB 23,602 mn in the same period of the previous year.
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, 2014
The Company's total assets increased by RUB 27,558 mn as of June 30, 2014, or 3% against the similar figure as of December 31, 2013, reaching RUB 843,764 mn.
The growth in assets mainly in terms of long-term financial investments is related to acquisition of shares of JSC Ust’-Srednekanskaya HPP, a subsidiary of RusHydro, in the amount of RUB 4,517 mn, as well as shares of JSC Blagoveschenskaya TPP in the amount of RUB 6,301 mn and JSC Yakutskaya TPP No. 2 in the amount of RUB 1,029 mn, which are in trust management of RAO ES of East.
As of June 30, 2014, total liabilities stood at RUB 133,971 mn as compared to RUB 191,787 mn as of December 31, 2013. The decrease was attributed primarily to reduction of liabilities to acquirers of the Company’s shares of additional issue after registration of the amendments to the Company’s share capital (certificate of registration of the amendments to the Articles of Association of January 28, 2014). The Company's debt portfolio rose by 3% from the beginning of the year to RUB 105,553 mn; long-term loans make up 98% of total debt portfolio.
The Company's equity for January-June 2014 increased by 14% to RUB 709,714 mn against RUB 624,343 mn as of the beginning of the reporting year.
The full financial statements are available on the Company’s website at:http://www.rushydro.ru/investors/reports
The Company plans to publish its consolidated results for the 1st half of 2014 under International financial reporting standards (IFRS) on August 29, 2014.
[i] EBITDA calculated as gross profit before depreciation.
[ii] 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.
[iii] According to the decree of the government of the Russian Federation No. 374 of April 28, 2014, “On amendments to the Regulations of wholesale electricity and capacity market in terms of special aspects of participation of gencos, owners of hydropower plants located in the 2nd pricing zone, in the wholesale market” from May 1, 2014 till December 31, 2015, 35% of capacity of the hydropower plants located in the 2nd pricing zone is sold at the regulated tariffs based on the results of the competitive capacity auctions (KOM). Actual decrease in capacity sale price of KOM is related to decrease in capacity tariff of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP in the 2nd half of 2013 from RUB 86,825.85 per MW to RUB 35,955.02 per MW.
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