Exhibit 99.1



Ellomay Capital Reports Publication of Financial Results of Dorad Energy Ltd. for the Three Months
Ended September 30, 2016
 
Israeli Electricity Authority Schedules a Hearing concerning Additional Reduction of the Electricity Tariff
 
Tel-Aviv, Israel, November 30, 2016 – Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE MKT; TASE: ELLO) (“Ellomay” or the “Company”), an emerging operator in the renewable energy and energy infrastructure sector, today reported the publication in Israel of financial statements for the three months ended September 30, 2016 of Dorad Energy Ltd. (“Dorad”), in which Ellomay currently indirectly holds approximately 9.4%.

On November 30, 2016, Amos Luzon Entrepreneurship and Energy Group Ltd. (f/k/a U. Dori Group Ltd.) (the “Luzon Group”), an Israeli public company that currently holds 50% of U. Dori Energy Infrastructures Ltd. (“Dori Energy”), which, in turn, holds 18.75% of Dorad, published its quarterly report in Israel based on the requirements of the Israeli Securities Law, 1968. Based on applicable regulatory requirements, the quarterly report of the Luzon Group includes the financial statements of Dorad for the same period.

The financial results of Dori Energy and of Dorad for the quarter ended September 30, 2016 were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Ellomay will include its share of these results in its financial results for this period. In an effort to provide Ellomay’s shareholders with access to Dorad’s financial results (which were published in Hebrew), Ellomay hereby provides a convenience translation of Dorad’s financial results.

Dorad’s financial statements include a reference to a hearing scheduled for December 2016 by the Israeli Public Utilities Authority – Electricity (the “Electricity Authority”) concerning possible changes in tariffs, including possible reductions in the electricity production tariff. The Electricity production tariff is used by Dorad as the basis for the price charged for the electricity it provides and is the basis for changes in the price of natural gas purchased by Dorad and used by it for the production of energy. Subject to the outcome of this hearing, the Electricity Authority may reduce the electricity production tariff by 8%. As previously published, the natural gas price paid by Dorad to its natural gas supplier has already reached its minimum price in accordance with the gas supply agreement executed by Doard and will therefore not be further reduced following the potential reduction in the electricity production tariff. Dorad states in its financial statements that it believes the reduction of the electricity production tariff will have a material adverse impact on its cash flows, its profits and on its coverage ratios and that from the beginning of 2017 it may not be able to meet the coverage ratios determined by its lenders for distributions to its shareholders. However, Dorad emphasizes in the financial statements that it does not anticipate that it will fail to meet the required coverage ratios in a manner that will constitute a default under its agreements with its lenders.

Dorad Financial Highlights
 
·
Dorad’s unaudited revenues for the three months ended September 30, 2016 - approximately NIS 613 million (or approximately USD 163 million, based on the exchange rate on September 30, 2016).
 
·
Dorad’s unaudited operating profit for the three months ended September 30, 2016 - approximately NIS 114 million (or approximately USD 30 million, based on the exchange rate on September 30, 2016).

Based on the information provided by Dorad, the demand for electricity by Dorad’s customers is seasonal and is affected by, inter alia, the climate prevailing in that season. The months of the year are split into three seasons as follows: the summer season – the months of July and August; the winter season - the months of December, January and February; and intermediate seasons – (spring and autumn), the months from March to June and from September to November. There is a higher hourly demand for electricity during the winter and summer seasons, and the average electricity consumption per hour is higher in these seasons than in the intermediate seasons and is even characterized by peak demands due to extreme climate conditions of heat or cold. In addition, Dorad’s revenues are affected by the change in load and time tariffs - TAOZ (an electricity tariff that varies across seasons and across the day in accordance with demand hour clusters), as, on average, TAOZ tariffs are higher in the summer season than in the intermediate and winter seasons. Therefore, the results presented, which include the summer and intermediate months of July to September are not indicative of full year results.


A translation of the financial results for Dorad as of and for the year ended December 31, 2015 and as of and for the nine and three month periods ended September 30, 2015 and 2016 is included at the end of this press release. Ellomay does not undertake to separately report Dorad’s financial results in a press release in the future. Neither Ellomay nor its independent public accountants have reviewed or consulted with the Amos Luzon Entrepreneurship and Energy Group Ltd., Dori Energy or Dorad with respect to the financial results included in this press release.

About Ellomay Capital Ltd.

Ellomay is an Israeli based company whose shares are registered with the NYSE MKT and with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the trading symbol “ELLO”. Since 2009, Ellomay Capital focuses its business in the energy and infrastructure sectors worldwide. Ellomay (formerly Nur Macroprinters Ltd.) previously was a supplier of wide format and super-wide format digital printing systems and related products worldwide, and sold this business to Hewlett-Packard Company during 2008 for more than $100 million.

To date, Ellomay has evaluated numerous opportunities and invested significant funds in the renewable, clean energy and natural resources industries in Israel, Italy and Spain, including:

·
Approximately 22.6MW of photovoltaic power plants in Italy and approximately 7.9MW of photovoltaic power plants in Spain;
·
9.375% indirect interest in Dorad Energy Ltd., which owns and operates one of Israel’s largest private power plants with production capacity of approximately 850 MW, representing about 6%-8% of Israel’s total current electricity consumption; and
·
75% of Chashgal Elyon Ltd., Agira Sheuva Electra, L.P. and Ellomay Pumped Storage (2014) Ltd., all of which are involved in a project to construct a 340 MW pumped storage hydro power plant in the Manara Cliff, Israel.

Ellomay Capital is controlled by Mr. Shlomo Nehama, Mr. Hemi Raphael and Mr. Ran Fridrich. Mr. Nehama is one of Israel’s prominent businessmen and the former Chairman of Israel’s leading bank, Bank Hapohalim, and Messrs. Raphael and Fridrich both have vast experience in financial and industrial businesses. These controlling shareholders, along with Ellomay’s dedicated professional management, accumulated extensive experience in recognizing suitable business opportunities worldwide. Ellomay believes the expertise of Ellomay’s controlling shareholders and management enables the Company to access the capital markets, as well as assemble global institutional investors and other potential partners. As a result, we believe Ellomay is capable of considering significant and complex transactions, beyond its immediate financial resources.
 
For more information about Ellomay, visit http://www.ellomay.com.
 
Information Relating to Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties, including statements that are based on the current expectations and assumptions of the Company’s management. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding the Company’s plans and objectives, expectations and assumptions of management are forward-looking statements.  The use of certain words, including the words “estimate,” “project,” “intend,” “expect,” “believe” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.  The Company may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on the Company’s forward-looking statements. Various important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those that may be expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements, such as regulatory changes, changes in demand, technical and other disruptions in the operations of the power plant operated by Dorad and changes in the prices of natural gas. These and other risks and uncertainties associated with the Company’s business are described in greater detail in the filings the Company makes from time to time with Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements are made as of this date and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
 
Contact:
Kalia Weintraub
CFO
Tel: +972 (3) 797-1111
Email: anatb@ellomay.com


Dorad Energy Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statement of Financial Position as at

   
September 30
   
September 30
   
December 31
 
   
2016
   
2015
   
2015
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Audited)
 
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
 
Current assets
                 
Cash and cash equivalents
   
215,072
     
423,144
     
51,894
 
Trade receivables
   
227,405
     
319,863
     
278,982
 
Other receivables
   
17,615
     
19,312
     
31,994
 
Pledged deposit
   
-
     
29,484
     
29,485
 
Financial derivatives
   
-
     
-
     
646
 
Total current assets
   
460,092
     
791,803
     
393,001
 
                         
Non-current assets
                       
Restricted deposit
   
408,043
     
270,074
     
335,085
 
Prepaid expenses
   
45,502
     
47,420
     
46,918
 
Fixed asset
   
4,231,913
     
4,427,658
     
4,386,971
 
Intangible assets
   
8,297
     
8,100
     
8,391
 
Total non-current assets
   
4,693,755
     
4,753,252
     
4,777,365
 
                         
Total assets
   
5,153,847
     
5,545,055
     
5,170,366
 
                         
Current liabilities
                       
Current maturities of loans from banks
   
234,680
     
214,713
     
170,722
 
Current maturity of loans from related parties
   
70,000
     
130,000
     
130,000
 
Trade payables
   
267,688
     
555,979
     
247,129
 
Other payables
   
10,818
     
45,310
     
16,906
 
Financial derivatives
   
1,574
     
768
     
-
 
Total current liabilities
   
584,760
     
946,770
     
564,757
 
                         
Non-current liabilities
                       
Loans from banks
   
3,464,531
     
3,409,930
     
3,316,740
 
Loans from related parties
   
156,946
     
387,888
     
396,259
 
Provision for dismantling and restoration
   
35,567
     
29,001
     
35,170
 
Deferred tax liabilities, net
   
71,102
     
38,197
     
60,882
 
Liabilities for employee benefits, net
   
160
     
114
     
160
 
Total non-current liabilities
   
3,728,306
     
3,865,130
     
3,809,211
 
                         
Equity
                       
Share capital
   
11
     
11
     
11
 
Share premium
   
642,199
     
642,199
     
642,199
 
Capital reserve from activities with shareholders
   
3,748
     
3,748
     
3,748
 
Retained earnings
   
194,823
     
87,197
     
150,440
 
Total equity
   
840,781
     
733,155
     
796,398
 
                         
Total liabilities and equity
   
5,153,847
     
5,545,055
     
5,170,366
 


Dorad Energy Ltd.
Condensed Interim Income Statement

   
For the nine months ended
   
For the three months ended
   
Year ended
 
   
September 30
   
September 30
   
December 31
 
   
2016
   
2015
   
2016
   
2015
   
2015
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Audited)
 
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
 
                                         
Revenues
   
1,739,691
     
1,840,706
     
613,233
     
673,378
     
2,356,832
 
                                         
Operating costs of the Power
                                       
 Plant
                                       
Energy costs
   
419,033
     
482,598
     
134,223
     
186,420
     
613,689
 
Electricity purchase and
                                       
 infrastructure services
   
813,480
     
841,539
     
269,846
     
272,953
     
1,000,947
 
Depreciation and amortization
   
157,811
     
158,364
     
52,480
     
53,160
     
209,953
 
Other operating costs
   
102,815
     
112,980
     
37,626
     
46,155
     
149,808
 
                                         
Total cost of Power Plant
   
1,493,139
     
1,595,481
     
494,175
     
558,688
     
1,974,397
 
                                         
Profit from operating the
                                       
 Power Plant
   
246,552
     
245,225
     
119,058
     
114,690
     
382,435
 
                                         
General and administrative
                                       
 expenses
   
13,612
     
17,084
     
4,867
     
4,279
     
25,681
 
                                         
Operating profit
   
232,940
     
228,141
     
114,191
     
110,411
     
356,754
 
                                         
Financing income
   
1,429
     
3,415
     
(768
)
   
(598
)
   
476
 
Financing expenses
   
(179,766
)
   
(177,062
)
   
(70,963
)
   
(69,279
)
   
(216,808
)
Financing expenses, net
   
(178,337
)
   
(173,647
)
   
(71,731
)
   
(69,877
)
   
(216,332
)
                                         
Profit before taxes
                                       
 on income
   
54,603
     
54,494
     
42,460
     
40,534
     
140,422
 
                                         
Taxes on income
   
(10,220
)
   
(14,922
)
   
(10,627
)
   
(10,741
)
   
(37,607
)
                                         
Profit  for the period
   
44,383
     
39,572
     
31,833
     
29,793
     
102,815
 


 
Dorad Energy Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statement of Changes in Equity

               
Capital reserve
             
   
Share
   
Share
   
for activities with
   
Retained
       
   
capital
   
premium
   
shareholders
   
earnings (losses)
   
Total Equity
 
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
 
For the nine months ended
                             
September 30, 2016 (Unaudited)
                         
                               
Balance as at
                             
 January 1, 2016 (Audited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
150,440
     
796,398
 
                                         
Profit for the period
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
44,383
     
44,383
 
                                         
Balance as at September 30,
                                       
 2016 (Unaudited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
194,823
     
840,781
 
                                         
For the nine months ended
                                       
September 30, 2015 (Unaudited)
                                 
                                         
Balance as at
                                       
 January 1, 2015 (Audited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
47,625
     
693,583
 
                                         
Profit for the period
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
39,572
     
39,572
 
                                         
Balance as at September 30,
                                       
 2015 (Unaudited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
87,197
     
733,155
 
                                         
For the three months ended
                                       
September 30, 2016 (Unaudited)
                                 
                                         
Balance as at
                                       
 July 1, 2016 (Unaudited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
162,990
     
808,948
 
                                         
Profit for the period
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
31,833
     
31,833
 
                                         
Balance as at September 30,
                                       
 2016 (Unaudited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
194,823
     
840,781
 
                                         
For the three months ended
                                       
September 30, 2015 (Unaudited)
                                 
                                         
Balance as at
                                       
 July 1, 2015 (Unaudited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
57,404
     
703,362
 
                                         
Profit for the period
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
29,793
     
29,793
 
                                         
Balance as at September 30,
                                       
 2015 (Unaudited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
87,197
     
733,155
 



 
Dorad Energy Ltd.
Condensed Interim Statement of Changes in Equity (cont’)
 
               
Capital reserve
             
   
Share
   
Share
   
for activities with
   
Retained
       
   
capital
   
premium
   
shareholders
   
earnings (losses)
   
Total Equity
 
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
 
For the year ended
                             
 December 31, 2015 (Audited)
                             
                               
Balance as at
                             
January 1, 2015 (Audited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
47,625
     
693,583
 
                                         
Profit for the year
           
-
     
-
     
102,815
     
102,815
 
                                         
Balance as at December 31,
                                       
 2015 (Audited)
   
11
     
642,199
     
3,748
     
150,440
     
796,398
 



 
Dorad Energy Ltd.

Condensed Interim Statements of Cash Flows

   
For the nine months ended
   
For the three months ended
   
Year ended
 
   
September 30
   
September 30
   
December 31
 
   
2016
   
2015
   
2016
   
2015
   
2015
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Audited)
 
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
   
NIS thousands
 
                             
Cash flows from operating activities:
                             
Profit for the period
   
44,383
     
39,572
     
31,833
     
29,793
     
102,815
 
Adjustments:
                                       
Depreciation and amortization
                                       
 and fuel consumption
   
171,941
     
179,190
     
57,862
     
73,634
     
237,295
 
Taxes on income
   
10,220
     
14,922
     
10,627
     
10,741
     
37,607
 
Financing expenses, net
   
178,337
     
173,647
     
71,731
     
69,878
     
216,332
 
     
360,498
     
367,759
     
140,220
     
154,253
     
491,234
 
                                         
 Change in trade receivables
   
52,185
     
8,811
     
49,219
     
(101,282
)
   
49,693
 
 Change in other receivables
   
14,379
     
(8,194
)
   
776
     
(10,534
)
   
(20,876
)
 Change in trade payables
   
23,566
     
179,464
     
(57,262
)
   
164,470
     
(129,385
)
 Change in other payable
   
1,714
     
4,892
     
1,553
     
(15,804
)
   
(6,842
)
 Change in employee benefits, net
   
-
     
8
     
-
     
-
     
55
 
     
91,844
     
184,981
     
(5,714
)
   
36,850
     
(107,355
)
 Net cash flows provided by
                                       
 operating activities
   
496,725
     
592,312
     
166,339
     
220,896
     
486,694
 
Net cash flows used in
                                       
 investing activities
                                       
Proceeds from (payments for)
                                       
 settlement of financial derivatives
   
(2,670
)
   
10,651
     
(1,305
)
   
626
     
9,609
 
Payment of pledged deposit
   
29,486
     
38,679
     
29,486
     
-
     
38,679
 
Investment in long-term restricted
                                       
 deposit
   
(143,891
)
   
(70,000
)
   
(103,500
)
   
-
     
(135,000
)
Release of long-term restricted deposits
   
70,000
     
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Investment in long-term prepaid expenses
   
(90
)
   
-
     
-
     
-
     
-
 
Investment in fixed assets
   
(21,221
)
   
(414,269
)
   
(5,442
)
   
(11,911
)
   
(447,338
)
Investment in intangible assets
   
(1,864
)
   
(987
)
   
(110
)
   
(659
)
   
(1,767
)
Interest received
   
196
     
100
     
75
     
14
     
115
 
Net Cash flows used in
                                       
 investing activities
   
(70,054
)
   
(435,826
)
   
(80,796
)
   
(11,930
)
   
(535,702
)
                                         
Cash flows from financing
                                       
 activities:
                                       
Receipt of long-term loans
                                       
 from related parties
   
16,689
     
23,208
     
16,689
     
-
     
23,208
 
Receipt of long-term loans from banks
   
242,772
     
318,100
     
242,772
     
-
     
318,100
 
Repayment of loans from related
                                       
 parties
   
(147,219
)
   
-
     
(147,219
)
   
-
     
-
 
Repayment of loans from banks
   
(73,460
)
   
(44,495
)
   
-
     
-
     
(105,121
)
Interest paid
   
(302,676
)
   
(100,753
)
   
(199,997
)
   
(938
)
   
(206,032
)
Net cash flows provided by
                                       
 (used in) financing activities
   
(263,894
)
   
196,060
     
(87,755
)
   
(938
)
   
30,155
 
                                         
Net increase (decrease) in cash
                                       
 and cash equivalents for the period
   
162,777
     
352,546
     
(2,212
)
   
208,028
     
(18,853
)
                                         
Effect of exchange rate
                                       
 fluctuations on cash and cash
                                       
 equivalents
   
401
     
(1,180
)
   
69
     
(1,139
)
   
(1,031
)
                                         
Cash and cash equivalents at
                                       
 beginning of period
   
51,894
     
71,778
     
217,215
     
216,255
     
71,778
 
                                         
Cash and cash equivalents at
                                       
 end of period
   
215,072
     
423,144
     
215,072
     
423,144
     
51,894