PEGAS only with a slight gain
PEGAS today announced expected financial results for H1, respectively. 2Q. In the last quarter's profit only 449 thousand. EUR (-89.8%), mainly due to unrealized foreign exchange losses. The result is still above market expectations, who waited more loss (BH Securities profit 160 thousand. EUR). Also, EBITDA of EUR 8.1 million (+15.2%) and revenue of EUR 48 million (+15.4%) outperformed the market koncensus.
For the entire semester so profit fell to EUR 9.12 million (-15.5%), ie 0.99 euros / share. EBITDA increased to EUR 17.59 million (+15%) and revenues to EUR 92.27 million (+11.7%). Total production was increased to 42,686 tons (+22.5%). With investments in Egypt and the total volume of debt rose to EUR 136.2 million (+8.3% compared to the end of the year), respectively. net debt to 128.6 million (+7.6%). Net Debt / EBITDA reached 3.35 times. Cash and equivalents at the end of Q amounted to EUR 7.6 million (prior year EUR 3.8 million).
About investments in Egypt, the company claimed that the construction of the first production line is progressing according to plan. Installing the production technology itself is expected in 4Q.
PEGAS confirmed full-year financial outlook, while EBITDA is expected to grow in the range of 5-15%. While the result for 2Q influenced by previous growth in input prices since May, they were sharp decline, which has a positive result for 3Q. The firm said that the volatility in raw material prices remains a major uncertainty in the forecasts guidance.
Finally, we can mention this year's dividend 1.05 euros / share, which in June approved by the General Assembly. The record date for entitlement was set at 10.19 (Ex-date 17.10), then the payout 10.30
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