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ENEL NET ORDINARY INCOME +3.8% IN 1H 2017 THANKS TO REDUCTION IN FINANCIAL EXPENSES AND MINORITIES

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  • Revenues: 36,315 million euros (34,150 million euros in 1H 2016, +6.3%)

  • generalised growth in all countries more than offset the change in the scope of consolidation (Slovenské elektrárne, EGPNA-REP, net of Brazilian distribution company CELG)

  • EBITDA: 7,678 million euros (8,053 million euros in 1H 2016, -4.7%)

  • the negative impact of changes in the scope of consolidation and the decline in margins in Iberia was partly offset by exchange rate gains and the strong performance of Italy, especially in retail

  • Ordinary EBITDA: 7,532 million euros (7,929 million euros in 1H 2016, -5.0%) net of extraordinary items involving disposals

  • net of non-recurring items, ordinary EBITDA declined by 3.3% on a like-for-like basis, largely reflecting the effect of the change in the scope of consolidation

  • EBIT: 4,854 million euros (5,210 million euros in 1H 2016, -6.8%)

  • reflects lower depreciation, amortisation and impairment

  • Group net income: 1,847 million euros (1,834 million euros in 1H 2016, +0.7%)

  • increased due to lower net financial expense, the reduction in taxes and the decrease in the impact of minorities more than offsetting EBIT decline

  • Group net ordinary income: 1,809 million euros (1,742 million euros in 1H 2016, +3.8%)

  • net of non-recurring items, Group net ordinary income increased by 7.9% on a like-for-like basis

  • Net financial debt: 38,826 million euros (37,553 million euros at the end of 2016, +3.4%)

  • increased due to acquisitions in the period (including CELG) and payment of the interim dividend for 2016, whose effects were partially offset by the growth of cash flow from operations.

Francesco Starace, Enel CEO and General Manager, commented: “The geographical and technological diversification of our asset and customer portfolio, the robust growth trajectory as well as the corporate simplification and operational efficiency actions we have carried out enabled us to deliver a solid performance across our main financial indicators in the first half of 2017. Indeed, we posted a 3.8% increase in net ordinary income in spite of the challenges posed by poor global generation resource availability, as well as the exceptional situation in the Iberian Peninsula during the period.

At the same time, we have made further significant progress against each of the objectives set out in the Group Strategic Plan presented last November. Our digitisation plan is accelerating improvements in many areas of the business, with a particular focus on operational efficiency where we are on the right track to achieve our year-end target.

Looking at industrial growth, our focus on networks and renewables is providing a resilient contribution to the overall results, and in renewables in particular, where we plan to bring an additional 2GW of capacity online in the second part of the year, making 2017 another record year in terms of installed capacity.

In light of the results and operational performance posted in the first half of the year, we can confirm our 2017 financial targets.”

According to the statement sent to ACTMedia, the Board of Directors of Enel S.p.A. (“Enel”), chaired by Patrizia Grieco, examined and approved the half-year financial report at June 30th, 2017.

Consolidated financial highlights for the first half of 2017

REVENUES

The following table reports revenues by business area:

Revenues (millions of euros)

1H 2017

1H 2016

Change

Italy

18,677

17,605

6.1%

Iberia

9,960

9,171

8.6%

Latin America

6,513

5,105

27.6%

Europe and North Africa

1,157

2,304

-49.8%

North and Central America

365

462

-21.0%

Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia

46

9

-

Other, eliminations and adjustments

(403)

(506)

20.4%

Total

36,315

34,150

6.3%



  • Revenues in 1H 2017 were 36,315 million euros, up 2,165 million euros (+6.3%) compared with 1H 2016, reflecting:

  • an increase in revenues from electricity sales to end users and from electricity transport;

  • greater electricity trading and fuel sales;

  • the positive effect of exchange rate developments, mainly in Latin America.

These factors more than offset:

  • a decrease in sales on the wholesale market;

  • the impact of the change in the scope of consolidation (767 million euros), mainly reflecting the net balance between the effects, on the one hand, of the disposal of Slovenské elektrárne a.s. (“Slovenské elektrárne”) for 1,068 million euros, and the deconsolidation of EGPNA Renewable Energy Partners (“EGPNA-REP”) for 149 million euros, and on the other hand, of the acquisition of Brazilian distribution company Celg Distribuição S.A. (“CELG”) for 596 million euros.

  • The only extraordinary item in revenues for 1H 2017 was the gain on the sale of the interest in the Chilean company Electrogas for 146 million euros. The only extraordinary item in revenues for 1H 2016 was the gain of 124 million euros on the sale of Hydro Dolomiti Enel (restated in 2Q 2016 following the calculation of the price adjustment).   

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