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Iberdrola released earnings that were globally in line with the consensus. Hydro generation still drove earnings, whilst onshore wind conditions remained poor, also seen among peers since the beginning of the year. However, offshore wind partially offset the lower load factor in onshore wind. Renewables generation, investments in networks and new rate cases in Brazil contributed to increase the group’s FY23 net income guidance from ‘high single-digit’ to ‘double-digit’.
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Iberdrola’s US subsidiary Avangrid, which is focused on grid services in New England, Pennsylvania, New York and on renewables development, received a very positive outcome yesterday from the NY Public Service Commission.
Iberdrola reported EBITDA up by 17.3% to 7.5bn (Cons BB 7.5bn) supported by a 6.5% increase in renewables capacity over the last 12 months. The group increased the guidance on net profit growth from a ‘mid to high single digit’ to by a ‘high single digit’ as hydro condition have almost fully recovered while continuing to deploy additional renewables capacity.
Excellent set of results for Iberdrola that got the ball rolling in the sector, with figures beating estimates, mainly supported by the strong generation from renewables assets and particularly thanks to the solar activity but also a strong recovery in hydro in Q3 23 compared with last year. A strong dynamic in the main business units led the Spanish group to confirm a total remuneration amounting to €0.49/share proposed as part of the FY2022 results and being confident in the completion of the
After soaring gas and power prices in 2022, the Spanish company reported a strong operating performance and a net profit record to €4.33bn, supported by growth in all geographies except for Spain where the group reported a 19% drop. The group benefited from both higher energy prices and higher renewables capacities as well as an increased regulated asset base. However, the windfall tax imposed by Spanish public authorities seems to be weighing on the group’s forecasts and investments.
Iberdrola’s Q3-2022 results beat estimates, with an 9M2022 EBITDA up 17% at €9.53bn, with growth in all geographies except Spain, driven mainly by the USA and Brazil in the Networks and Renewables segments.
The group also benefited from its currency positions in the US Dollar and Brazilian Real that appreciated strongly over the year, supporting EBITDA and Net profit.
However, net profit continued to decrease in Spain, amid lower renewables production and a negative impact from volatile gas ma
Iberdrola’s H1 22 results were strong overall. EBITDA beat expectations by c.7% driven by Networks, in particular in the US, although some extraordinary impacts must be mentioned. Interestingly, networks were at the forefront of the growth and outperformance, pushed by FX, inflation and capex.
Reassuring comments on the current environment are worth mentioning, namely no dependence on Russian gas or oil, providing confidence and visibility which are of great value in these troubled times.
There were no major surprises from Iberdrola’s Q1 22 results as the figures closely matched the consensus. The main point to note is weak generation in Iberia due to low hydro and nuclear outputs, more than offset by higher network RAB in particular in the US and Brazil. EBITDA grew by 4.9% yoy, more than net income (+3.2%) which was affected by financial costs.
The guidance has been reaffirmed.
Iberdrola released a solid set of FY21 results, standing above the consensus (+7.0%) and our estimates (+9.3%) at the EBITDA level. Note the positive news as well coming from the reiteration of guidance for FY22. The group confirmed its asset base development with record capex, and will proposed a total dividend of €0.44 per share, +4.8% yoy.
After a year marked by price volatility, regulatory headwinds and governance risks, this release comes as a sigh of relief.
As in H1, Iberdrola reassured with its networks and renewable businesses, while Generation & Supply segment keeps on disappointing. A positive tax reversal in Spain (€+382m) also offset an impact from the gas clawback (€-85m). However, a blot remains on the regulatory side even if CEO Galan has promoted a ‘return to normal’. Positive view confirmed but let’s be careful.
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The first half year is a mixed bag for Iberdrola, as the strong performance of Renewables offset a weaker-than-expected Generation & Supply and the one-off impact of the increase in UK corporate tax rate to 25% by 2023. At the end of the day, figures matched the consensus and allow the guidance on earnings and dividend to be confirmed. Positive view reiterated as Iberdrola may have reached an inflection point.
The Spanish utility’s EBITDA remained unchanged and, as always, hurt by non-recurring items such as the pandemic and above all FX impacts. This overshadowed a solid quarter for the group, as EBITDA would have increased by 12% excluding these effects. Significant investments and a substantial pipeline are, however, brightening outlooks. Positive view confirmed.
EBITDA is quite stable (-1%) to €10.0bn, slightly below the consensus and well below our bullish expectations of €11.1bn. It was severely affected by FX fluctuations (€487m) and the COVID-19 impact (€218m) which were difficult to forecast and explain the deviations from the consensus. The FY20 proposed dividend is up by 5% to €0.42. Gross investments (+13.3%) reached a record to €9.2bn. Non-recurring items globally weighed on the results, overshadowing the resilient operating figures.
Iberdrola realised an overall good Q3. The figures are in line with expectations and the group expects an acceleration in Q4. In addition, the negative elements are, for the most part, non-recurring. Iberdrola also announced the start of negotiations to acquire fully PNM Resources, an integrated utility operating in New Mexico and Texas, for $4.3bn. We confirm our positive view, even with a limited upside.
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ITM has released a trading update, providing guidance on its upcoming H1 FY 2024 results, and reiterating full year FY 2024 guidance.
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Oxford Metrics’ results for the year to 30 September show a business that is growing strongly, driven by long-term technology, economic and demographic trends across the life sciences, entertainment and engineering markets. The results are in line with the trading update given on 25 October (see our note) that showed revenue and adjusted PBT ahead of our, and market, expectations. With a confident management commentary on the outlook, we raise our estimates for FY24E and introduce forecasts for
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Water Intelligence has reported a strong 10m Trading Update that indicates it is on track to meet expectations and we increase our FY23 estimates by +2%.
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discoverIE has reported an encouraging H1 2024 showing a resilient sales performance (flat in total, +4% CER) against strong comparators (+23% CER last year) in a difficult macro environment and an impressive increase in operating margins from 11.5% to 12.9%. Underlying EPS increased +8% and gearing of 1.6x is at the lower end of the target range. There remains significant opportunity for acquisitions, which – alongside targeting continued margin increases – provides upside potential to our fore
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TClarke has confirmed it is on track to deliver its three-year growth-plan target of £500m of revenues in 2023E (up from £426m in 2022). It detailed a 99% increase in the order book to £1.1bn alongside a further £1bn in opportunities. Reflecting the current challenges in the construction sector, management has made a number of strategic decisions to preserve the business’s strong market and financial position. These include changing some supply-chain partners mid-contract to protect project comp
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