Voltalia deepens loss in 2022

Mar 23, 2023 12:37 PM ET
  • French renewable nuclear power plant driver Voltalia SA (EPA: VLTSA) saw its net loss widen to EUR 7.2 million (USD 7.9 m) in 2022 due to boosted devaluation, amortisation and also provisions in addition to greater net economic expenses.
Voltalia deepens loss in 2022
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The business's profits results dealt with the depreciation of power plants that were commissioned over the past 2 years, combined with the deconsolidation of wind farms in Brazil. As a result of hedging plans and also increased project financial debt, Voltalia scheduled a 2% year-on-year rise in net economic expenditures that impacted its earnings.

Consolidated incomes before interest, tax obligation, devaluation and amortisation (EBITDA) were mainly unmodified from the previous year, can be found in at EUR 137.4 million. Before eliminations as well as corporate things, EBITDA climbed by 8% thanks to the development in internal activity.

Revenues in the past year were up 31% in yearly terms, reaching EUR 469 million. The enhancement mirrors the greater sales brought by Voltalia's energy sale service as well as its services department. The latter gained from an uptake in demand for the development and building and construction of nuclear power plant and also operations as well as upkeep on behalf of 3rd parties.

More information about Voltalia's efficiency can be seen in the table below.

Amounts in EUR million 2022 2021 Change at current rate Change at constant rate
Total revenues 469 358.7 +31% +24%
-- from Energy 244.7 207.9 +18% +6%
-- from Services 352.3 220.1 +60% +58%
EBITDA 137.4 137.6 -0.1% -10%
Eliminations and corporate items 36.3 23.3 +55% +54%
Depreciation, amortisation and provisions (81.5) (75.7) +8% 0%
Net loss (group share) 7.2 1.3 -- --

At end-2022, Voltalia had already reached its 2023 objective of having 2.6 GW of capacity in operation or incomplete. The company shut the year with 1,571 MW of set up capacity in its fleet, fifty percent of which originates from wind farms in Brazil, and 1,022 MW of wind, solar and also hydropower plants under construction.

Looking in advance, Voltalia reiterated its normalised EBITDA guidance, expecting results in the variety of EUR 275 million to EUR 300 million in 2023. The Paris-based business also claimed it will certainly target over 5 GW of capacity in operation and also incomplete by 2027, in addition to capacity operated part of third parties of over 8 GW. Normalised EBITDA because year is seen at EUR 475 million.

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