• Long-term business plan: Infrastructure portfolio grows strongly to €15.97 billion (+40.2%). Energy installed 392MW and has 682MW under construction, with 2,491MW scheduled for construction in 2021
  • Revenues: €4.55 billion (-13.9%), due to lower prices in the Spanish electricity market and a lower contribution from Infrastructure in a complex environment due to COVID-19
  • EBITDA: €760 million (-23.8%); reflecting the impact of the pandemic and 2019 Sydney Light Rail settlement
  • Net profit: €78 million (-63.4%) affected by the negative contribution of Nordex shareholding (-€56 million)
  • Investment: €660 million, mostly for new renewable capacity

ACCIONA recorded a net profit of €78 million (-63.4%) in the first nine months of 2020. Although the company's results remain affected by the pandemic, the company experienced a gradual recovery in activity and a significant improvement in financial results in the third quarter - a trend that is expected to continue in the fourth quarter and into 2021.

From July to September, ACCIONA made progress in the implementation of measures designed to protect its medium- and long-term growth plans. At the end of the period, the Infrastructure backlog grew to a record €15.97 billion (+40.2% so far this year). The Energy division, meanwhile, installed 392MW and had 682MW under construction at the end of the September. ACCIONA will begin construction of an additional 2,491MW in 2021.

The company's business model, based on sustainable solutions for a decarbonized economy, is well positioned to contribute to post-crisis economic recovery plans.

Total revenues reached €4.55 billion (-13.9%). This figure reflects the impact of the pandemic (-€759 million), which has led to a fall in energy prices -mainly in Spain, due to lower pool prices– as well as the suspension or slowdown during lockdowns of some Construction and Services activities.

EBITDA reached €760 million (-23.8%) for the first nine months of the year, taking in the impact of the pandemic (-€195 million) and the higher EBIDTA in 2019 following the Sydney Light Rail settlement.

Net profit reached €78 million (-63.4%) and includes a negative contribution of €56 million using the equity method to account for ACCIONA's 36.4% stake in wind turbine manufacturer Nordex.

Capital expenditure, totalling €660 million in the first nine months of 2020, slowed down in the third quarter to contain debt in a year in which operating results have been affected by the pandemic. The company has not delayed any renewable generation projects and remains on target to add 5GW by 2024.

Of the total investment, 76% (€502 million) went to new renewable capacity, including the Santa Cruz and San Carlos wind farms in Mexico, and Palmas Altas and La Chalupa wind farms in the US.

 

Results by division

The Energy business turnover was €1.27 billion (-15.3%), with an EBITDA of €583 million (-3.7%). The results reflect a lower gross operating result in the Spanish market (-10.8%) in an environment of lower wholesale prices (EUR 31.9/MWh vs. EUR 49.9/MWh in 2019) and lower regulated revenues. Outside Spain, the generation business grew 5.3% driven by the commissioning of new assets. Consolidated capacity over the past 12 months increased by 436MW. Consolidated production during the first nine months of 2020 was 13,974GWh (+5.3%).

Infrastructure revenues reached €3.18 billion (-13.9%). EBITDA stood at €128 million (-63.4%). The results reflect the economic effects of the pandemic, particularly on Construction and in some non-essential Services.

ACCIONA’s Infrastructure backlog added €7.13 billion in new contracts in the first nine months of 2020. The main awards include the Line 6 metro in São Paulo, Brazil; the Children's Hospital in Panama; the urban transport system in Brisbane, Australia; the extension of the Vancouver Metro in Canada; two expressways in Poland; and new desalination plants in Hong Kong and the Philippines. During this period, ACCIONA also finalized the acquisition of part of Lendlease Engineering's project portfolio in Australia.

The results of the Construction business reflect the impact of lockdowns, mobility restrictions and the increase in health and safety measures resulting from the pandemic. Nevertheless, revenues in the Water business rose to €701 million (+36.5%) and its EBITDA grew to €65 million (+25.7%) thanks to the greater contribution of new projects.

In Other Activities, the Real Estate business posted revenues of €107 million (+50.8%) with an EBITDA of €8 million from the delivery of 393 residential units. At the end of September 2020, Bestinver managed assets totalling €5.47 billion (-8.6%)

Balance Sheet Data and Capital Expenditure

(Million Euro)30-Sep-2031-Dec-19Chg. (%)

Attributable Equity

3,166

3,421

-7.5%

Net debt

5,230

4,915

6.4%

Net debt including IFRS16

7.1%

5,694

5,317

Income Statement Data

(Million Euro)Jan-Sep 20Jan-Sep 19Chg. (%)

Attributable net profit

-63.4%

78

213

EBITDA

760

997

-23.8%

4,554

Revenues

5,287

-13.9%

EBT

136

352

-61.4%

(Million Euro)Jan-Sep 20Jan-Sep 19Chg. (%)

Net Ordinary Capex

731

618

-15.6%

660

Net Investment Cashflow

982

-32.8%

Magnitude30-Sep-2030-Sep-19Chg. (%)

Consolidated capacity (MW)

8,443

8,007

5.4%

Total capacity (MW)

10,506

10,071

4.3%

Total production (GWh) (Jan-Sep)

6.5%

17,301

16,248

Consolidated production (GWh) (Jan-Sep)

13,276

13,974

5.3%

5,471

Bestinver's assets under management (Million Euro)

5,984

-8.6%

Operating Data

Magnitude30-Sep-2031-Dec-19Chg. (%)

Average workforce

39,699

36,296

-8.6%

Infrastructure backlog (Million Euro)

40.2%

15,966

11,391