Landsnet´s result for the period 1 January – 30 June 2017

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result period january

Strong equity position and stable operations

One of Landsnet’s busiest construction years

The interim financial statements for Landsnet for the period January- June, 2017 were published today.  The Company’s performance was as expected.

Last year, changes were made to finance and the loan portfolio was mostly converted from indexed ISK to USD which resulted in better interest rates. This is reflected in the financial statement as there have been significant changes in the currency exchange rate throughout the period, but this has had little impact on the financial statements.

Important milestones have been achieved in refinancing the Company, including improvements in the repayment of loans and long-term loans.

Investment projections have not been realised and certain projects have been delayed.  The project connecting the Þeistareykir Power Station and PCC Bakki to the main transmission system is on schedule this year, which is the largest single project the Company is currently involved in.

Main objectives in the near future include ensuring finance for projects and the completion of refinancing for an initial start-up loan.

Main points of the interim financial statement

  • Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to 29,1 m. USD ( 3.010,8 billion ISK ) compared with 27,6 m. USD ( 2.853,2 billion ISK ) in the previous year and daily operations of the Company are stable. Landsnets hf profits were 10,5 m. USD (1.089,6 billion ISK) for the first 6 months of the year 2017, according to the income statement, compared with losses of 2,6 m. USD (273,2 billion ISK)  during the same period in 2016.  
  • Total company assets amounted to 833,8 m. USD (86.160,9 billion ISK) at the end of the period compared with 770,8 m. USD (79.656,2 billion ISK)  at the end of 2016. Total debts amounted to 514,2 m. USD (53.136,5 billion ISK) at the end of the period compared with 462,4 m. USD (47.785,0 billion ISK) at the end of 2016. 
  • Equity ratio was 38,3% at the end of the period compared with 40,0% at the end of the year 2016. Net assets were 319,6 m. USD (33.024,4 billion ISK) at the end of the period compared with 308,4 m. USD (31.871,2 billion ISK) at the end of 2016.
  • Liquid assets are extensive and net cash amounted to 56,6 m. USD (5.845,9 billion ISK) at the end of June and net cash from operating activities amounted to 37,3 m. USD (3.852,4 billion ISK) during the period.

Guðmundur Ingi Ásmundsson, CEO of Landsnet:

“It is pleasing to see that the interim report shows that Landsnet’s operations are stable and the Company’s equity position is strong. We are on the right track, following restructuring measures that have delivered us this success. We are doing well and have set ourselves the goal of delivering stable, profitable and efficient operations. We will complete the refinancing of the Company in the near future. This year will be one of the most successful investment years in Company history, despite delays in licensing matters.”

You can access the interim financial report here: https://www.landsnet.is/landsnet/um-okkur/fjarmal/arshlutareikningar/

For further information:

Gudlaug Sigurdardottir, CFO, tel. +354 563 9311, e-mail: gudlaugs@landsnet.is

ISK are shown (exchange rate USD /ISK 103.34)

    USD   USD   USD
Amounts are in USD thousand1.1.-30.6.2017  1.1.-30.6.2016  1.1.-30.6.2015
Income Statement          
 Operating revenue 71,504   65,350   60,997
 Operating expenses  ( 42,369)    ( 37,740)    ( 32,423)
 Operating profit 29,135   27,610   28,574
 Net financial expenses  ( 16,037)    ( 31,064)    ( 13,949)
 Share in net earnings of associated company 66   119   81
 Profit (loss) before income tax 13,164    ( 3,335)   14,706
 Income tax  ( 2,620)   691    ( 2,925)
 Profit (loss) 10,544    ( 2,644)   11,781
             
Amounts are in USD thousand30.6.2017  31.12.2016  31.12.2015
Balance Sheet          
 Fixed assets 757,416   735,376   709,797
 Current assets 76,345   35,441   84,813
 Total assets 833,761   770,817   794,610
             
 Equity 319,570   308,411   323,756
 Long-term liabilities 471,317   425,762   435,873
 Short-term liabilities 42,874   36,644   34,981
 Total equity and liabilities 833,761   770,817   794,610
             
Amounts are in USD thousand1.1.-30.6.2017  1.1.-30.6.2016  1.1.-30.6.2015
Cash Flow          
 Net cash from operating activities 37,279   26,917   24,705
 Net cash to investment activities  ( 35,506)    ( 15,983)    ( 9,345)
 Net cash to financing activities 35,811    ( 6,877)    ( 55,320)
 Effect of exchange rate changes on cash 733   627    ( 715)
 Cash and cash equivalents at 1 January 18,253   62,290   96,412
 Cash and cash equivalents at 30 June 56,570   66,974   55,737
             
Amounts are in USD thousand          
Finacial ratios          
   1.1.-30.6.2017  1.1.-30.6.2016  1.1.-30.6.2015
             
  EBITDA 42,874   41,654   39,229
             
   30.6.2017  31.12.2016  31.12.2015
             
 Equity ratio 38.3%   40.0%   40.7%