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RusHydro announces 1H 2021 RAS results

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PJSC RusHydro (HYDR)
RusHydro announces 1H 2021 RAS results

28-Jul-2021 / 15:22 CET/CEST
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RusHydro announces 1H 2021 RAS results

July 28, 2021. Moscow, Russia. PJSC RusHydro (MOEX, LSE: HYDR; OTCQX: RSHYY) announces non-consolidated financial results under Russian accounting standards (RAS) for the six months ended June 30, 2021.

Key highlights:

  • EBITDA - RUB 49,811 mn (+1%);
  • Reported net profit - RUB 29,662 mn (-0.7%);
  • Since July 1st 2017, a surcharge to capacity prices in 1st and 2nd price zones in order to attain base level of end-user tariffs in the Far East of Russia is reflected in PJSC RusHydro's revenue and operating expenses[1]. In 1H21, the surcharge totaled RUB 20,759 mn, in the 1H20 - RUB 20,529 mn; Adjusted for the surcharge revenue and expenses (here and below in the text) were:
  • Revenue - RUB 75,141 mn (+7%);
  • Operating expenses - RUB 31,705 mn (+19%).

EBITDA reset the historic result of the corresponding period last year following spot market price growth, increase of DPM payments and improvement of operational efficiency while net income stood at last year's record-high.

 

Key financials for 2Q and 1H 2021 under RAS (in RUB mn), excluding surcharge

 

1H'21

1H'20

chg

2Q'21

2Q'20

chg

Revenue (adj. for surcharge)

75,141

70,509

+7%

39,160

35,856

+9%

Operating expenses (adj. for surcharge)

(31,705)

(26,715)

+19%

(16,015)

(13,440)

+19%

Administrative expenses

(3,353)

(3,033)

+11%

(1,887)

(1,624)

+16%

Sales profit

40,083

40,761

-2%

21,258

20,792

+2%

EBITDA[2]

49,811

49,537

1%

26,146

25,179

+4%

Net profit

29,662

29,870

-0.7%

16,164

15,555

+4%

 

Revenue

In the first half of 2021, revenue increased by 7% or RUB 4,632 mn as compared to the corresponding period last year on the back capacity sales from facilities commissioned in 2020 aided by electricity and heat sales from Vladivostokskaya CHPP-2 from 01.01.2021.

Revenue breakdown (RUB mn)

 

1H'21

1H'20

chg

2Q'21

2Q'20

chg

Electricity sales

43,932

44,559

-1%

25,294

23,221

+9%

Capacity sales

29,951

25,716

+16%

13,422

12,527

+7%

Heat sales

1,110

80

+1,288%

355

23

+1,443%

Other sales

148

154

-4%

89

85

+5%

TOTAL

75,141

70,509

+7%

39,160

35,856

+9%

As of 01.01.2021, PJSC RusHydro carries out electricity and heat sales from Vladivostokskaya CHPP-2 following gaining the right for sales and tariff setting (intergroup asset structure).

Operating expenses

Operating expenses in the first half of 2021 increased by 19% as compared to the corresponding period of last year to RUB 31,705 mn.

The main changes were observed in the following items:

  • Purchase of Vladivostokskaya CHPP-2 (increase of RUB 3, 541 mn, including depreciation of RUB 159 mn, property tax of RUB 38 mn, maintenance of RUB 695 mn and fuel cost of RUB 2,627 mn) with simultaneous increase in electricity and heat sales;
  • Depreciation (increase of RUB 671 mn) following purchase of Zaramagskaya HPP-1 with simultaneous decrease in rent of RUB 968 mn;
  • Purchased electricity and capacity (increase of RUB 795 mn) following sport market prices growth.

Operating expenses breakdown (in RUB mn)

 

1H'21

1H'20

chg

2Q'21

2Q'20

chg

Depreciation

9,537

8,588

+11%

4,789

4,292

+12%

Repairs and maintenance

4,645

1,137

+309%

2,319

660

+251%

(incl. fuel cost)

2,627

-

-

1,043

-

-

Purchased electricity and capacity

4,393

3,598

+22%

1,992

1,510

+32%

Property tax

3,623

3,154

+15%

1,813

1,578

+15%

Labor expenses, taxes and contributions

2,691

2,764

-3%

1,442

1,486

-3%

Power system services

1,800

1,621

+11%

908

816

+11%

Water tax

1,430

1,360

+5%

877

756

+16%

Other third-party services

947

906

+5%

474

450

+5%

Security expenses

878

904

-3%

439

441

-0.5%

Insurance expenses

707

670

+6%

362

334

+8%

Rent

379

1,347

-72%

216

752

-71%

Other

675

666

+1%

384

365

+5%

TOTAL

31,705

26,715

+19%

16,015

13,440

+19%

 

Profit

Sales profit for the first half of 2021 decreased by 2% as compared to the same period last year and amounted to RUB 40,083 mn.

EBITDA increased by 1% to RUB 49,537 from RUB 49,811 in 1H'20.

Net profit in the reporting period came in at RUB 29,662 mn, an insignificant decrease (by less than 1%) as compared to the first half of 2020.

 

RusHydro's financial position as of June 30, 2021 

The Company's total assets increased by RUB 12,474 mn as of June 30, 2021, against the similar figure as of December 31, 2020, and amounted to RUB 1,120,474 mn. At the same time, the Company's equity increased by 1% to RUB 891,604 mn against RUB 885,312 mn as of the beginning of the reporting year.

As of June 30, 2021, total liabilities increased by 3% or RUB 6,182 mn as compared to the similar figure as of December 31, 2020 and amounted to RUB 228,870 mn for the most part following the decision on dividend distribution (RUB 23 bn) at the shareholders' meeting.

The Company's debt portfolio decreased by 15% as compared to the beginning of the reporting year and totaled RUB 118,568 mn. Long-term loans comprise 68% of the total portfolio.

 

The full financial statements are available on the Company's website at: http://www.eng.rushydro.ru/investors/reports

RusHydro Group will announce consolidated 2Q and 1H'21 IFRS results on August 26, 2021.

***

 

About RusHydro

RusHydro Group is the leading producer of renewable energy in Russia. It is Russia's largest generating company and is the third hydropower company in the world with over 400 generating facilities. The Group's total electricity generation capacity including Boguchanskaya HPP is 38.0 GW.

 

For more information:

Investor Relations Department

Tel. +7 (495) 122 0555 ext. 1304

ir@rushydro.ru

 

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 "expect," "believe," "anticipate," "estimate," "intend," "will," "could," "may" or "might," 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.

 


[1] 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 2021 to the basic level  of RUB 5.49 / kWh. According to the Resolution of the Russian Government No. 1614-r and No. 1615-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. 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's 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..

[2] EBITDA calculated as gross profit before depreciation.



ISIN: US7821834048, RU000A0JPKH7
Category Code: MSCM
TIDM: HYDR
LEI Code: 2534005TJN9DX4YWVT97
OAM Categories: 2.2. Inside information
Sequence No.: 118679
EQS News ID: 1222348

 
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