Report E.ON relativo ai risultati dei primi nove mesi del 2017

08/11/17 - Nei primi nove mesi dell’anno E.ON registra una solida performance del proprio core business

  • Utile netto rettificato dei primi nove mesi superiore a quello dello stesso periodo dell’esercizio precedente per oltre il 50%
  • Profitti del terzo trimestre elevati, EBIT dei nove mesi significativamente in ripresa
  • Debito ridotto ulteriormente, bilancio rafforzato
  • Confermate le stime sui profitti per l’intero esercizio 2017

La trasformazione che E.ON sta portando avanti ha registrato ancora una volta buoni progressi nel terzo trimestre dell’anno. Nei primi nove mesi dell'esercizio in corso, l'utile netto rettificato di E.ON è salito a circa €965 milioni, con un aumento di oltre il 50% rispetto a quello dello stesso periodo dell’anno precedente. L’EBIT rettificato dei primi nove mesi, pari a circa € 2,1 miliardi, è leggermente inferiore a quello dell’anno precedente, ma in linea con le previsioni.

Confermate le stime per l’intero esercizio 2017

In occasione della presentazione della relazione relativa ai primi nove mesi, il CFO Marc Spieker ha ribadito le previsioni del Gruppo per l’intero esercizio 2017. “Tutti gli indicatori chiave e gli sviluppi sono in linea con quanto pianificato. Ribadiamo pertanto la nostra previsione per l'intero anno 2017. Siamo sulla buona strada per ottenere una nuova flessibilità per gli investimenti futuri e maggiori dividendi”.

E.ON si attende un EBIT rettificato di Gruppo per l’intero esercizio 2017 compreso tra € 2,8 e € 3,1 miliardi e un utile netto rettificato tra €1,20 e € 1,45 miliardi.

In occasione della presentazione dei risultati semestrali in agosto, E.ON aveva annunciato che utilizzerà la flessibilità offerta dal rafforzamento del bilancio e del flusso di cassa per aumentare la percentuale di distribuzione degli utili sotto forma di dividendo dall’attuale 50-60% almeno al 65%, a partire dall' esercizio 2018.

Adjusted net income more than 50 percent above prior-year figure
Third-quarter earnings higher, nine-month adjusted EBIT markedly recovered
Debt reduced further, balance sheet strengthened
Earnings forecast for full-year 2017 reaffirmed E.ON’s ongoing transformation once again made good progress in the third quarter. In the first nine months of the current financial year, E.ON’s adjusted net income rose to about €965 million, more than 50 percent above the prior-year level. Nine-month adjusted EBIT of roughly €2.1 billion was slightly below the prior-year figure, but in line with expectations. Forecast for full-year 2017 reaffirmed At the presentation of E.ON’s nine-month interim report, CFO Marc Spieker reaffirmed the company’s forecast for full-year 2017. “All key figures and developments are in line with our planning. We therefore reaffirm our forecast for full-year 2017. We’re well on our way toward achieving new flexibility for future investments and higher dividends.” The company continues to expect the E.ON Group’s full-year 2017 adjusted EBIT to be between €2.8 and €3.1 billion and its adjusted net income to be between €1.20 and €1.45 billion.
Earnings growth in the third quarter E.ON’s core business nine-month adjusted EBIT was slightly below the prior-year level, by €194 million, but in line with expectations. However, as in the second quarter, E.ON’s third-quarter adjusted EBIT again surpassed the previous year’s quarter. The increase in the third quarter was €40 million, or 13 percent. Adjusted net income up by more than 50 percent E.ON’s nine-month adjusted net income was up significantly, rising by more than 50 percent year on year to €965 million. E.ON further significantly strengthened its balance sheet. Much faster than anticipated, the company reduced its economic net debt by around €6.5 billion to €19.7 billion. At year-end 2016, its debt stood at €26.3 billion. At the presentation of its half-year results in August, E.ON announced that it would use the flexibility afforded by its strengthened balance sheet and cash flow to raise its payout ratio from the current 50 to 60 percent to a minimum of 65 percent from the financial year 2018 on. CFO Marc Spieker said: “We’re currently hard at work designing a strategy for E.ON’s future growth. By early 2018, we’ll define detailed targets for where and how E.ON can grow in the years ahead along with our new dividend policy and present them when we present our 2017 financial results.” Interim Report III/2017 This press release may contain forward-looking statements based on current assumptions and forecasts made by E.ON Group management and other information currently available to E.ON. 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. E.ON 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.