08.05.2018 Uniper SE  DE000UNSE018

DGAP-News: Uniper reaffirms earnings forecast and dividend proposal for 2018 despite moderate winter quarter


 
DGAP-News: Uniper SE / Key word(s): Quarterly / Interim Statement/Forecast Uniper reaffirms earnings forecast and dividend proposal for 2018 despite moderate winter quarter 08.05.2018 / 07:29 The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- * Adjusted EBIT of EUR350 million in Q1 2018 (Q1 2017: EUR514 million) * Adjusted funds from operations (Adjusted FFO) of EUR562 million above prior year (Q1 2017: EUR442 million) * Commissioning of Datteln 4 expected presumably in summer 2020 * Forecast 2018 and dividend guidance for 2018-20 reaffirmed * Rating target with BBB with stable outlook achieved Uniper posted adjusted EBIT of EUR350 million in the first quarter of the 2018 financial year. The roughly EUR160 million decline relative to the prior-year quarter had been largely anticipated by the company and is in line with its forecast for full-year 2018. The main factors adversely affecting operating earnings included the absence of earnings streams from the divested stake in Yuzhno-Russkoye gas field and from the decommissioned power plant units Maasvlakte 1 and 2 in the Netherlands and Oskarshamn 1 in Sweden. Uniper also recorded adverse currency-translation effects. The primary adverse factor at the Global Commodities segment was that the earnings in its gas business were weaker relative to a strong prior-year quarter. Alongside the non-recurrence of the remaining positive effects of the Gazprom agreement in 2016, the late arrival of winter temperatures means that some of the positive seasonal factors in Uniper's gas storage and optimization business will not be reflected in its earnings and cash flow performance until later in the year. Net income attributable to Uniper shareholders totaled EUR114 million in the first quarter of 2018. CFO Christopher Delbrück says: "Despite the absence of some earnings streams, adverse currency-translation effects, and the late arrival of cold temperatures, after the winter quarter all of our key figures are broadly in line with our expectations. This gives us a good starting position from which to achieve our targets for the 2018 financial year. Our earnings forecast and dividend proposal, which we last communicated on March 8, are unchanged." The absence of earnings streams from decommissioned power plant units in the Netherlands and Sweden and lower achieved prices per megawatt-hour of hydro and nuclear power adversely affected operating earnings at Uniper's European Generation segment. The reason for the latter is that at an earlier date a portion of this capacity had already been hedged against price fluctuations, but at lower price levels. Earnings were also adversely affected by negative price and volume effects at Uniper's fossil-fueled generation portfolio, which at the beginning of the prior year operated more frequently in response to power-plant outages in France. As anticipated, tax reductions along with higher output at Uniper's hydro and nuclear plants in Sweden as well as income from capacity-market payments in the United Kingdom and France had a positive impact on adjusted EBIT. Earnings at the Global Commodities segment declined primarily because of lower earnings from optimization activities. Whereas earnings in the prior-year quarter still benefited from the successful negotiations in 2016 to adjust the terms of long-term gas procurement contracts, this effect did not recur in the first quarter of 2018. In addition, the late arrival of winter temperatures prevented Uniper from fully monetizing the options of its gas portfolio. When the cold spell began, the company had already hedged its prices and focused on ensuring a reliable gas supply despite very low inventories in gas storage facilities. Uniper anticipates that it will report some of the earnings from its first-quarter optimization activities in the second quarter. First-quarter adjusted EBIT at Uniper's power generation business in Russia almost reached the prior-year level despite a significant decline in the value of the ruble relative to the prior year and lower output. The first reliable findings now available from the analysis of the extent and root causes of the damage to the boiler of Datteln 4, a hard-coal-fired power plant currently under construction, indicate the necessity to replace rather than to repair the boiler walls. This will further delay the plant's planned commissioning, which is now expected to take place presumably in summer 2020.This delay made it necessary for Uniper to record an impairment charge on Datteln 4 power plant of around EUR270 million. Uniper recorded net income of EUR130 million in the first quarter of 2018 (Q1 2017: EUR751 million). Net income attributable to Uniper shareholders totaled EUR114 million (Q1 2017: EUR733 million). Adjusted funds from operations (FFO), which Uniper uses to assess the potential dividend payout to its shareholders, amounted to EUR562 million in the first quarter of 2018, an increase of EUR120 million relative to the prior-year period. The positive factors included a reduction in the utilization of provisions and positive tax effects. Uniper's economic net debt stood at EUR2.6 billion at March 31, 2018. The slight increase of EUR0.2 billion relative to year-end 2017 is mainly attributable to an increase in financial liabilities and changes in the accounting treatment of liabilities from leases. Adjusted on a pro forma basis to eliminate the effect of applying IFRS 16 from the beginning of 2018, Uniper's economic net debt declined by about EUR0.1 billion at March 31, 2018. In view of the solid financial situation Uniper has achieved and in anticipation of improved earnings stability and profitability, in late April Standard & Poor's (S&P) rating agency raised Uniper's rating from BBB- with a positive outlook to BBB with a stable outlook. S&P believes Uniper's business risk profile has improved as well. After successfully reducing its debt and optimizing its cash and cost situation, Uniper has therefore now achieved its rating target. Uniper's cash-effective investments of EUR118 million were below the prior-year figure (Q1 2017: EUR140 million). EUR84 million went toward growth investments, primarily toward the major projects Datteln 4 and Berezovskaya 3. Maintenance investments totaled EUR34 million. Here, the focus was on the company's fossil-fueled and hydro power plants. Uniper's forecast for full-year 2018 is unchanged. The company continues to expect its adjusted EBIT to be between EUR0.8 and EUR1.1 billion. Uniper intends to propose a dividend of about EUR310 million. Uniper is a leading international energy company with operations in more than 40 countries and around 12,000 employees. Uniper's business is to provide a reliable supply of energy and related services. Its main operations include power generation in Europe and Russia and global energy trading. Its headquarters are in Düsseldorf, Germany. Overview on Uniper's performance in the first quarter of 2018 EUR in millions Q1 2018 Q1 2017 +/- Uniper sales 21,025 22,253 -5.5% European Generation 2,901 2,226 30.3% Global Commodities 21,552 21,996 -2.0% International Power 295 335 -11.9% Administration/Consolidation -3,723 -2,304 -61.6% Uniper Adjusted EBIT1) 350 514 -31.9% European Generation1) 186 226 -17.7% Global Commodities1) 134 230 -41.7% International Power1) 89 92 -3.3% Administration/Consolidation1) -59 -34 -73.5% Net income/loss 130 751 -82.7% Attributable to Uniper SE shareholders 114 733 84.4% Attributable to non-controlling interests 16 18 11.1% Operating cash flow 620 902 -31.3% Adjusted funds from operations (adjusted FFO) 2) 562 442 27.1% Economic net debt -2,606 -2,445 -6.6% 1Adjusted to exclude non-operating effects. 2Primarily adjusted for operating cash flows not permanently available for distribution. For further information please contact: Christine Bossak T +49 2 11-45 79-20 32 M +49 1713321407 [email protected] This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by Uniper SE management and other information currently available to Uniper. Various known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the actual future results, financial situation, development or performance of the company and the estimates given here. Uniper SE does not intend, and does not assume any liability whatsoever, to update these forward-looking statements or to conform them to future events or developments. --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 08.05.2018 Dissemination of a Corporate News, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.de --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Language: English Company: Uniper SE E.ON-Platz 1 40479 Dusseldorf Germany Phone: +49 211 73275 0 Fax: +49 211 4579 5 01 E-mail: [email protected] Internet: www.uniper.energy ISIN: DE000UNSE018, DE000UNSE1V6 WKN: UNSE01, UNSE1V Indices: MDAX Listed: Regulated Market in Frankfurt (Prime Standard); Regulated Unofficial Market in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Hanover, Munich, Stuttgart, Tradegate Exchange End of News DGAP News Service --------------------------------------------------------------------------- 683377 08.05.2018


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  2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021e
Umsatzerlöse1 92.115,00 67.285,00 72.238,00 91.813,00 65.804,00 50.968,00 0,00
EBITDA1,2 1.717,00 2.122,00 1.741,00 1.444,00 2.742,00 1.657,00 0,00
EBITDA-Marge3 1,86 3,15 2,41 1,57 4,17 3,25 0,00
EBIT1,4 801,00 1.362,00 1.114,00 -88,00 992,00 608,00 0,00
EBIT-Marge5 0,87 2,02 1,54 -0,10 1,51 1,19 0,00
Jahresüberschuss1 -3.757,00 -3.234,00 -538,00 -442,00 644,00 402,00 0,00
Netto-Marge6 -4,08 -4,81 -0,74 -0,48 0,98 0,79 0,00
Cashflow1,7 2.021,00 2.184,00 1.385,00 1.241,00 932,00 1.241,00 0,00
Ergebnis je Aktie8 -11,28 -8,79 -1,79 -1,23 1,67 1,08 1,70
Dividende8 0,00 0,55 0,74 0,90 1,15 1,37 1,37
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