Enel-Emgesa net income up by 23% in 1H 2019

Published on Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Financial results 1H 2019

 

1H 2019

1H 2018

% CHANGE

Millions of Pesos (COP)

 

 

 

REVENUES

1,932,017

1,719,679

+12.3%

EBITDA

1,165,193

1,048,138

+11.2%

EBIT

1,049,440

939,719

+11.7%

NET INCOME

620,503

505,051

+22.9%

NET FINANCIAL DEBT (1)

2,913,876

2,907,125 (2)

+0.2%

CAPEX

93,936

73,439

+27.9%

(1) Short-term financial debt + Long-term financial debt - Cash and other financial assets

(2) Figures as of December 31st, 2018, including IFRS 16 impact for purposes of comparability of figures

 

  • Enel-Emgesa disclosed today its financial and operating results for the first half of 2019.

 

Lucio Rubio, country manager of Enel in Colombia, commented: “Enel-Emgesa posted a strong operational and financial performance during the first half of the year on the back of a successful commercial and business strategy, despite low water availability. As shown by the installation of Colombia’s first energy storage system at Termozipa power plant, we are implementing an investment plan aimed at driving innovation in the country’s generation segment.”

In the first half of 2019, Enel-Emgesa reported an increase in Net Income of 22.9%, compared to the same period last year, a result that reflects a successful commercial and business strategy in a context of low hydrology in the presence of weak El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) and a favourable macroeconomic environment, where greater savings in financial expenditure and a lower effective tax rate contributed to the improvement of the results, as detailed below:

  • Revenues increased, mainly due to higher energy prices on the spot market, as a consequence of a moderate El Niño Southern Oscillation during the first months of the year.
  • EBITDA was in line with revenues, which more than offset the increase in energy purchase costs resulting from higher registered spot market prices and an increase in fuel expenses due to an increase in thermal generation at the Termozipa power plant.
  • Net Income increased 22.9%, as a result of a reduction in net financial expenses, explained by a decrease in the average balance of debt during the period, as well as lower cost of debt as a result of a lower Consumer Price Index, to which 64% of the debt is indexed. In addition, the increase was also due to a lower effective tax rate after the reduction of the income tax rate by 4 points for 2019.
  • Net Financial Debt in the period remained in line with 1H 2018.
  • Capex were focused on projects to extend the useful life of Termozipa, which also saw the installation of an energy storage system, as well as investments related to the water concession of Bogota River and the execution of the hydro power plants maintenance plan.

 

Operating results 2019

 

1H 2019

1H 2018

% CHANGE

GWh(*)

 

 

 

TOTAL GENERATION COLOMBIA

34,175

33,558

+1.8%

ENEL- EMGESA GENERATION

7,201

6,746

+6.7%

CONTRACT SALES

7,159

7,238

-1.1%

SPOT MARKET SALES

1,525

1,605

-5.0%

PLANT AVAILABILITY

91.1%

93.7%

-2.6%

(*) Estimated figures

Enel-Emgesa’s total production increased driven by a growth in thermal generation to offset lower water availability.

As of June 30th, 2019, Emgesa’s production accounted for 21.1% of the National Interconnected System (SIN)’s total output, ranking as the system’s second largest generator.

  • The total energy production of Enel-Emgesa was as follows:
    • 94.5% hydroelectric: 2.9% more than last year, marked by an increase in reservoirs in the second quarter.
    • 5.5% thermal: 195.6% more than in the first half of 2018, due to the activation of the Termozipa thermal power station.

 

Dividends:

During the first half of 2019, Enel-Emgesa paid 429,066 million pesos in dividends to its shareholders.

 

1H 2019

1H 2018

Figures in millions of pesos

 

 

Current assets

650,310

683,885

Non-current assets

8,160,629

8,017,373

Current liabilities

1,552,113

1,387,754

Non-current liabilities

3,121,163

3,582,380

Equity

4,137,662

3,731,124

 

 

 

Revenues

1,932,017

1,719,679

Costs

681,860

619,410

Contribution margin

1,270,009

1,147,704

Earnings before interests and taxes (EBIT)

1,165,193

1,048,138

Earnings before taxes (EBT)

1,049,440

939,719

Net income

620,503

505,051

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