SOLID TOP LINE PERFORMANCE
EDPR continues to deliver solid operating performance results as Revenues increased 6% to 1.4 billion euros.
In addition to operating assets to generate maximum revenue, controlling costs and achieving high levels of efficiency is equally a strong focus for EDPR. Operational expenditures (Opex) – defined as Operating Costs excluding Other operating income – increased 10% to 451 million euros. The increase is mostly a result of the 7% tax on electricity sales introduced in Spain during the year, which negatively impacted results by 32 million euros. On a per MW basis, the ratio is higher versus 2012; however, adjusting the ratio for this tax along with write-offs, EDPR’s Opex per MW actually decreased 2% as a result of strict cost control.
Other operating income totalled 42 million euros in 2013. During the beginning of the year, EDPR re-designed the off taking volumes of a long term PPA in the US, which partially contributed to the amount. The decrease versus last year is mainly due to the 32 million euros recorded, in the prior year, as a result of asset revaluation.
Despite the negative impacts from regulatory changes in Spain, EBITDA increased 1% to 947 million euros due to leading operational metrics and strict control over costs, leading to a 70% EBITDA margin.
EBIT (operating income) improved 5% to 473 million euros, reflecting the 2% lower depreciation and amortisation charges, including impairments. In 2013, EBIT was negatively impacted by 20 million euros of impairments, of which 9 million euros related to Spain and booked in the fourth quarter of 2013.
At the financial results level, net financial expenses decreased 5%, as net interest costs were lower, benefiting from a lower average debt and a stable 5.2% cost of debt. Institutional partnership costs were 9% lower, while the devaluation in the Zloty and Leu led to a negative forex impact. Share of profits of associates increased 9 million euros to 16 million euros mainly due to the stronger results of ENEOP.
Pre-Tax Profit increased 24% to 226 million euros resulting in Income Taxes of 57 million euros, equivalent to a 25% effective tax rate. Non-controlling interests totalled 34 million euros, a 24 million euros increase mainly as a result of the asset rotation strategy of selling minority stakes in operational assets.
All in all, Net Profit increased 7% to 135 million euros. When adjusting 2012 and 2013 for non-recurrent events on operating income, forex differences, capital gains, and tax asset base revaluation, the Adjusted Net Profit increases to 145 million euros, an 8% increase.