ASTALDI: BoD APPROVES CONSOLIDATED RESULTS AT 30 JUNE 2021
07/27/2021 | 02:50pm EDT
ASTALDI: BoD APPROVES CONSOLIDATED RESULTS AT 30 JUNE 2021
Consolidated Operating Results at 30 June 2021:
Order Backlog: EUR 8.5 billion, of which EUR 6.7 billion for construction and the remaining EUR 1.8 billion for O&M contracts
New Orders: EUR 1.1 billion, for new contracts and changes to existing contracts
Total Revenue: EUR 833.3 million
EBITDA: EUR 25.1 million
Comprehensive Net Financial Position: positive and equal to EUR 124.6 million
Rome, 27 July 2021 - The Board of Directors of Astaldi S.p.A. approved the consolidated results at 30 June 2021.
Order Backlog at 30 June 2021
At 30 June 2021, the Group's Order Backlog amounted to EUR 8.5 billion, of which EUR 6.7 billion (78% of total) for Construction and EUR 1.8 billion (22% of total) for O&M contracts. At the same date, as regards a geographical breakdown, approximately EUR 4.3 billion (51% of total) of the Group's Order Backlog referred to Italy and EUR 4.2 billion (49% of total) to international activities in Europe (Romania, Poland, Sweden, Turkey), the American Continent (Chile, Canada, USA, Paraguay), Africa (Algeria) and Asia (India). The figures listed above are to be taken as referring to the Scope of Continuity, as defined in the Composition Plan and Proposal.
During the half-year, the Order Backlog recorded an increase of approximately EUR 1.1 billion of net increases with Italy accounting for EUR 793 million of the total and international activities for the remaining EUR 301 million, mainly in Europe and the American Continent. New Orders include (i) two railway contracts in Italy, to double the Giampilieri-Fiumefreddo section of high-capacityPalermo-Messina-Catania line referred to the 2nd Operational Section Taormina-Giampilieri (EUR 251 million corresponding to Astaldi's interest) and the 1st Operational Section Fiumefreddo-Taormina/Letojanni (EUR 160 million corresponding to Astaldi's interest), and (ii) two new contracts for the Naples-Barihigh-speed railway line, specifically the Orsara-Bovino section (EUR 92 million corresponding to Astaldi's interest) and the Orsara-Hirpinia section (approx. EUR 269 million corresponding to Astaldi's interest).
New Orders do not yet include the contract worth EUR 315 million as regards Astaldi's interest, for the executive design and construction of Section B2 (12.7 kilometres of route from Lentate sul Seveso to Cesano Maderno) and Section C (20 kilometres of route from Cesano Maderno to Milan's Tangenziale Est A-51) of the Pedemontana Lombarda motorway in in Italy.
Consolidated results at 30 June 2021
Group's economic performance
At 30 June 2021, total revenue amounted to EUR 833.3 million, up by approx. 27% YOY (EUR 656.8 million at 30 June 2020). 44% of revenue from contracts with customers can be attributed to activities in Italy and the remaining 56% to foreign projects (mainly, Europe and the American Continent).
Production in Italy mostly referred to progress made on high-speed railway and road projects and to the positive performance of O&M activities. As regards Europe, there was a positive input from contracts in Romania (railways and bridges), Poland (roads and waste-to-energy plant), Turkey (healthcare construction) and Sweden (railways). Production in America mainly involved projects in the United States (motorways), Canada (railways and civil construction) and Chile (mining). As regards international activities, contributions from Asia (India) and Africa (Algeria) must also be mentioned.
At 30 June 2021, EBITDA stood at EUR 25.1 million with an EBITDA margin of 3% (EUR 66.3 million and 10.1% margin at 30 June 2020). The half-yearly figure includes EUR 11.4 million of downward adjustment in the value of the contract assets arising from the agreement entered into with RFI in June which saw the full, final and complete reconciliation and settlement of some two-way disputes mostly concerning works related to Naples-Afragolahigh-speed station and the Milan Rail Link which allowed for the disinvestment of slow-moving items. Personnel expenses include, inter alia, the effects of the corporate collective agreement to incentivise the termination of employment relationships involving managers of the Rome office.
At 30 June 2021, EBIT recorded a loss of EUR 7.4 million (positive and equal to EUR 4.7 million at 30 June 2020).
The half-yearly figures include a contingent asset resulting from the restructuring of debt exposure as regards operating assets, amounting to EUR 8.4 million following approval of the composition of Astaldi and some of its investees.
Financial activities generated net financial charges of EUR 28 million (EUR 49.8 million at 30 June 2020), with a drop in the incidence on revenue from 7.6% at 30 June 2020 to 3.4%.
Tax expense for the reporting period are estimated at approximately EUR 58 million (EUR 4.5 million at 30 June 2020), with a YOY increase that includes the estimated effects of the partial demerger.
The net result from discontinued operations shows a cost of EUR 3.5 million (cost of EUR 31.8 million at 30 June 2020) which includes the effects of reclassification among discontinued operations of income items attributable to abandoned areas/projects or ones identified as set to close, in compliance with the Composition Plan and Proposal (i.e., Russia, Honduras, other minor countries).
The aforementioned trends generated a loss attributable to owners of the Parent of EUR 90 million, compared to a loss of EUR 83.8 million at 30 June 2020.
Financial performance of the Group
At 30 June 2021, net invested capital amounted to EUR 755.1 million (EUR 660 million at the end of 2020) up by EUR 95.1 million compared to the previous-year-end figure, mainly due to the trends reported below:
total non-current assets down by EUR 74.2 million, from 362 million at 31 December 2020 to EUR 287.8 million.
operating working capital up by EUR 170.9 million, standing at EUR 506.2 million from EUR 335.3 million at 31 December 2020.
Equity stood at EUR 885 million (EUR 975.8 million at 31 December 2020), as a result of the trends described above and taking into account that FY2020 includes the effects of the restructuring of debt exposure and the Capital Increase carried out by Webuild in November 2020.
Group's Net Financial Position
At 30 June, Net Financial Position is positive for EUR 124,6 million (positive for EUR 312.4 million at 31 December 2020).
The financial performance of the period reflects (i) the support guaranteed to the development of industrial activities of the main projects under construction in Italy, Chile, Romania, Poland and the United States, in addition to (ii) the trend of payments by Public Counterparties which the Group operates with, typically more concentrated in the second part of the year.
On 14 March 2021 the corporate integration process between Webuild and Astaldi was initiated. This transaction represents the natural evolution of a project that has given continuity to a company of international standing, safeguarding employment levels and that brings together two important companies for the creation of a major player in Italian infrastructures capable of contributing to the infrastructure development of Italy. The integration transaction represents an additional important step of "Progetto Italia", a strengthening operation of the Italian construction sector.
As already announced by the Company, the Demerger Plan will be implemented in the next few days and, in a nutshell, includes the following:
Webuild will be the assignee of all Astaldi's assets, liabilities and legal relationships post-debt settlement that are not included in the Liquidation Perimeter, as defined in the Composition Agreement;
the assets, rights and obligations relating to the Liquidation Perimeter will remain with the Demerging Company, without prejudice to the restriction on use of the Liquidation Perimeter in accordance with the terms of Astaldi's Composition and ensuring, in any case, the complete protection of the creditors' claims included in Astaldi's composition, in compliance with the obligations undertaken by the latter pursuant to Astaldi's Composition;
none of Astaldi's shareholders will retain any interest in the Demerging Company (which, once the transaction will be completed, will be solely the owner of the Liquidation Perimeter aimed at satisfying the holders of equity financial instruments -strumenti finanziari partecipativi or SFP), as they will receive new ordinary shares of Webuild instead, on the basis of the exchange ratio. In fact, on the effective date of the demerger, Astaldi's shareholders will receive newly- issued Webuild ordinary shares, with cancellation of all Astaldi ordinary shares (including the shares owned by Webuild) and consequent delisting of Astaldi from the Mercato Telematico Azionario of Borsa Italiana S.p.A.;
any unsecured creditors of Astaldi that are recognised as such after the effective date of the demerger, will be entitled to receive ordinary shares of Webuild and will be entitled to receive equity financial instruments (strumenti finanziari
partecipativi or SFP) issued by Astaldi in connection with the Liquidation Perimeter, pursuant to Astaldi's Composition Agreement;
within the demerging transaction, Webuild shareholders, on the date immediately preceding the effective date of the transaction, will receive Webuild warrants which will entitle them to receive new Webuild shares in such a number that their shareholding remains unchanged in percentage terms, should new Webuild shares be issued in favour of additional unsecured creditors of Astaldi described in point (d) above. Webuild will also issue its own warrants to replace those assigned by Astaldi to certain lending banks in accordance with the Composition Proposal;
the share capital of the Demerging Company will be set to zero and simultaneously reconstituted by mans of a new capital that will be entirely reserved for subscription by a newly incorporated foundation (the "Foundation"). The Foundation being the sole shareholder of the Demerging Company will continue to manage and orderly dispose of the Liquidation Perimeter's assets according to the provisions of the Composition Proposal.
It is planned that the demerging transaction will be implemented, through the execution of the demerging deed, only following the occurrence of the conditions precedent set out in the Demerging Plan (the issue by the Court of Rome of the measure certifying the execution of Astaldi's Composition and the issue by Astaldi's lending banks of the necessary waivers, inter alia). Without prejudice to the above, the effective date of the demerger for legal, accounting and tax purposes will be the first day of the month following the date on which the demerger deed will be registered with the Companies' Register of both companies which Webuild and Astaldi expect to occur by the end of July, in which case the demerger would become effective on 1 August 2021.
For further information, reference should be made to the documents made available by the Company on the demerger transaction and available on the corporate website www.astaldi.com, Governance-Shareholders/BondholdersMeetings- Demerger Plan and Media-Pressreleases sections).
Statement of Manager in charge of financial reporting pursuant to article 154-bis, subsection 2, of the Consolidated Finance Act
The Manager in Charge of Financial Reporting Paolo Citterio, hereby declares, pursuant to subsection 2 of article 154-bis of Legislative Decree No. 58/1998 (Consolidated Finance Act), that the accounting information contained herein tallies with accounting documents, ledgers and entries.
ASTALDI - WEBUILD GROUP is one of the main Contractors worldwide in the field of complex and strategic infrastructure projects. Active for 95 years at an international level, the Group develops initiatives within the fields of design, construction and management of public infrastructures and large civil engineering works, mainly in the areas of Transportation Infrastructures, Energy Production Plants and Civil and Industrial Buildings, Facility Management, Plant Design and Engineering and Complex Systems Management. Listed on the Milan Stock Exchange since 2002, and subject to direction and coordination of Webuild S.p.A., Astaldi is based in Italy and operates mainly in Europe (Poland, Romania) and Turkey, Africa (Algeria), North America (Canada and the United States), Latin America (Chile and Paraguay) and Asia (India).
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