TOTAL EQUITY INCREASES BY 503 MILLION EUROS
Total Equity of 6.8 billion euros increased by 503 million euros in 2015, of which 314 million euros attributable to non-controlling interests. The increased equity attributable to the shareholders of EDPR by 189 million euros is due to mainly the 167 million euros of Net Profit, reduced by the 35 million euros in dividend payments.
Total liabilities increased 11% by +916 million euros, mainly in accounts payable (+375 million euros), financial debt (+318 million euros) and institutional partnerships (+98 million euros).
With total liabilities of 8.9 billion euros, the debt-to-equity ratio of EDPR stood at 130% by the end of 2015, which is an increase from the 126% in 2014. Liabilities were mainly composed of financial debt (47%), liabilities related to institutional partnerships in the US (13%) and accounts payable (26%).
Liabilities to tax equity partnerships in the US stood at 1,165 million euros, and including +254 million dollars of new tax equity proceeds received in the 2015. Deferred revenues related to institutional partnerships primarily represent the non-economic liability associated to the tax credits already realized by the institutional investor, arising from accelerated tax depreciation, and yet to be recognized as income by EDPR throughout the remaining useful lifetime of the respective assets.
Deferred tax liabilities reflect the liabilities arising from temporary differences between the accounting and the tax basis of assets and liabilities. Accounts payables include trade suppliers, PP&E suppliers, deferred income related to investment grants received and derivative financial instruments.
As total assets totalled 15.7 billion euros in 2015, the equity ratio of EDPR reached 43%, versus 44% in 2014. Assets were 80% composed of net PP&E – property, plant and equipment, reflecting the cum ulative net invested capital in renewable energy generation assets.
Total net PP&E of 12.6 billion euros changed to reflect 898 million euros of new additions during the year, 844 million euros due to ENEOP consolidation and 583 million euros from forex translation (mainly as the result of a US Dollar appreciation), reduced by 694 million euros for depreciation charges, reclassification of assets to held for sale, impairment losses and write-offs.
Net intangible assets mainly include 1.5 billion euros from goodwill registered in the books, for the most part related to acquisitions in the US and Spain, while accounts receivable are mainly related to loans to related parties, trade receivables, guarantees and tax receivables.