REVENUES TOTALLED 1.5 BILLION EUROS AND EBITDA SUMMED 1.1 BILLION EUROS
In 2015, EDPR revenues totalled 1,547 million euros, an increase of 270 million euros when compared to 2014 mainly driven by forex appreciation (+110 million euros), higher volumes (+106 million euros), higher average selling price (+28 million euros) and an update of TEI’s post-flip residual interest accretion (30 million euros). EDPR’s output in the period increased 8% and the average selling price increased by 9% as the result of higher average selling price in Europe.
EBITDA increased 239 million euros year on year to 1,142 million euros, as a result of the top-line evolution and partially offset by higher Net operating costs, +31 million euros to 405 million euros. Net operating costs were positively impacted by higher Other operating income, +116 million euros, mainly explained by the gain subsequent to the control acquisition of certain assets of ENEOP, and on the other hand by higher Operating Costs. In the period, Other operating costs increased by +147 million euros, mainly due to write-off impact, following a strict focus of the development efforts in regions with sound business fundamentals, and at lesser extent to forex translation. As a result, EBITDA margin increased from 71% to 74%.
NET PROFIT REACHED 167 MILLION EUROS
Impacted by the top line evolution, Net Profit increased 32% year over year to 167 million euros, while Adjusted Net Profit decreased 13% to 108 million euros, adjusted for non-recurring events, forex differences and capital gains.
Operating Cash-Flow reached 701 million euros and net investments reached 719 million euros, benefiting from the execution of the asset rotation strategy. In 2015, EDPR received proceeds of 395 million euros from the sale of non-controlling interests. On the back of its asset rotation strategy, was completed the settlement of Fiera Axium transaction, signed in 2014, and the financial closing of the sale of a minority interest in an operating solar PV power plant in the US. As a result, for both transactions, EDPR received a net amount of 316 million euros, considering agreed transaction values, less cash owed from the signing to the settlement dates and net of transactions costs. In 2015, also occurred the financial closing of the sale of Brazilian minority interests assets to CTG, in the context of the partnership with EDP.
Capital expenditures (Capex) totalled 903 million euros reflecting the capacity additions in the year and the capacity under construction. Financial investments totalled 157 million, mainly related with settlement of ENEOP asset split, the acquisition of a 45% stake in EDPR Brasil and the acquisition of minority stakes in already controlled SPVs in Spain. As a result of forex translation (impact 130 million euros), investments done in the period, robust cash-flow generation, the execution of the asset rotation strategy and close monitoring of operating costs, Net Debt increase by 425 million euros, reflecting 3.2x Net Debt to EBITDA, versus 3.6x in 2014.