SOLID TOP LINE PERFORMANCE
EDPR revenues totalled 1,547 million euros, a 21% increase on the back of the forex translation, higher volumes and higher selling prices along with other effects.
Other operating income increased by 116 million euros, mainly explained by the gain subsequent to the control acquisition of certain assets of ENEOP, while Operational expenses (Opex) – defined as Operating costs excluding Other operating income – increased by 147 million euros, with the increase mainly explained by the write-off impact and forex translation. Reflecting control over costs and EDPR’s asset management strategy, Supplies and services and Personnel costs per Avg. MW, adjusted by forex impact, decreased by 1% YoY, and Supplies and services and Personnel costs per Avg. MWh stood stable YoY, given lower wind resource in the period.
In 2015, EBITDA increased by 26% to 1,142 million euros, while EBITDA margin improved to 74% versus 71% in 2014.
Operating income (EBIT) increased by 37% versus 2014 to 578 million euros, reflecting EBITDA performance and the 84 million euros higher depreciation and amortisation costs, including net impairments, along with higher capacity in operation and forex.
At the financing level, Net Financial Expenses increased 14%. Net interest costs decreased 8% due to lower cost of debt, reduced from 5.2% to 4.3% in December 2015. Institutional Partnership costs were 22 million euros higher, reflecting mainly forex translation and new tax equity deals, while capitalized expenses decreased by 14% versus 2014. Forex differences and derivatives had a negative impact of 3 million euros.
Pre-Tax Profit increased to 291 million euros and income taxes increased to 45 million euros. Non-controlling interests in the period totalled 79 million euros, an increase of 27 million euros on the back of the non-controlling interests sold to EFG Hermes, Northleaf, DIF III and Fiera Axium as part of the execution of the asset rotation strategy, and to CTG. All in all, Net Profit increased to 167 million euros and Adjusted Net Profit increased 13% year on year.