Ellomay Capital Reports Publication of Financial Results of Dorad Energy Ltd. for the Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSE American: ELLO) (TASE: ELLO) ("Ellomay" or the "Company"), a renewable energy and power generator and developer of renewable energy and power projects in Europe and Israel, today reported the publication in Israel of financial statements for the three months ended March 31, 2019 of Dorad Energy Ltd. ("Dorad"), in which Ellomay currently indirectly holds approximately 9.4%.

On May 29, 2019, 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 Dorad for the quarter ended March 31, 2019 were prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards. Ellomay will include its indirect share of these results (through its holdings in Dori Energy) in its financial results for this period, which are currently expected to be published on or about June 26, 2019.  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 Financial Highlights

  • Dorad's unaudited revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2019 - approximately NIS 713.1 million.
  • Dorad's unaudited operating profit for the three months ended March 31, 2019 - approximately NIS 115.3 million.

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 for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, which include the winter months of January and February and the intermediate month of March, are not indicative of full year results. 

A translation of the financial results for Dorad as of and for the year ended December 31, 2018 and as of and for the three month periods ended March 31, 2018 and 2019 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.

On April 8, 2019, Zorlu Enerji Elektrik Uretim A.S. ("Zorlu"), which owns 25% of Dorad, filed an opening motion with the District Court in Tel Aviv against Dorad and the directors serving on Dorad's board on behalf of Dori Energy and Eilat Ashkelon Infrastructure Services Ltd. ("EAIS"), which holds 37.5% of Dorad. In the opening motion, Zorlu asks the court to instruct Dorad to convene a shareholders meeting and to include a discussion and a vote on the planning and construction of an additional power plant adjacent to the existing power plant (the "Dorad 2 Project") on the agenda of this meeting. Zorlu claims that while the articles of association of Dorad provides that the planning and construction of an additional power plant requires a unanimous consent of the Dorad shareholders, and while Zorlu and Edelcom Ltd. ("Edelcom"), which holds 18.75% of Dorad, are opposed to this project, including due to the current disagreements among Dorad's shareholders, Dorad continued taking actions to advance the project, which include spending substantial amounts our of Dorad's funds. Zorlu further claims that the representatives of Dori Energy and EAIS on the Dorad board have acted to prevent the convening of a shareholders meeting as requested by Zorlu. On April 16, 2019, Edelcom submitted a request to join the opening motion as an additional respondent as Edelcom claims that it is another shareholder in Dorad that opposes the advancement of the project at this stage. In addition, Edelcom joined Dori Energy and EAIS as additional respondents to its request, claiming that these entities are required to be part of the proceeding in order to reach a complete and efficient resolution. Dori Energy is required to submit its response to Edelcom's request by June 1, 2019. To the Company's knowledge, the Dorad 2 Project is currently under internal examination by Dorad and there can be no assurance as to if, when and under what terms it will be advanced or promoted by Dorad.

About Ellomay Capital Ltd.

Ellomay is an Israeli based company whose shares are registered with the NYSE American and with the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "ELLO". Since 2009, Ellomay Capital focuses its business in the renewable energy and power sectors in Europe and Israel.

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, approximately 7.9MW of photovoltaic power plants in Spain and a photovoltaic power plant of approximately 9 MW in Israel;
  • 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 850MW, representing about 6%-8% of Israel's total current electricity consumption;
  • 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 156 MW pumped storage hydro power plant in the Manara Cliff, Israel;
  • 51% of Groen Gas Goor B.V. and of Groen Gas Oude-Tonge B.V., project companies developing anaerobic digestion plants with a green gas production capacity of approximately 375 Nm3/h, in Goor, the Netherlands and 475 Nm3/h, in Oude Tonge, the Netherlands, respectively;
  • 51% of Talasol, which is involved in a project to construct a photovoltaic plant with a peak capacity of 300MW in the municipality of Talaván, Cáceres, Spain.

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: HilaI@ellomay.com


 

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Interim Condensed Statements of Income



Mar-31


Mar-31


Dec-31



2019


 *2018


 *2018



(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)



NIS thousands


NIS thousands


NIS thousands








Current assets







Cash and cash equivalents


286,798


200,829


117,220

Trade receivables


242,852


285,670


297,997

Other receivables


52,719


57,904


56,417

Financial derivatives


-


2,189


387

Total current assets


582,369


546,592


472,021








Non-current assets







Restricted deposit


427,671


412,752


431,096

Prepaid expenses


41,175


43,292


41,704

Fixed assets


3,819,496


3,999,905


3,869,800

Intangible assets


2,463


5,465


3,265

Right of use assets


54,063


-


-

Total non-current assets


4,344,868


4,461,414


4,345,865








Total assets


4,927,237


5,008,006


4,817,886








Current liabilities







Current maturities of loans from banks 


257,502


249,287


217,254

Current maturities of loans from related parties


18,175


110,000


17,805

Current maturities of lease liabilities


4,294


-


-

Trade payables


286,459


305,504


340,829

Other payables


8,141


17,187


5,966

Financial derivatives


111


-


-

Total current liabilities


574,682


681,978


581,854








Non-current liabilities







Loans from banks


3,007,784


3,180,408


3,016,582

Loans from related parties


-


7,764


-

Long-term lease liabilities


46,974


-


-

Provision for dismantling and restoration


35,647


40,070


35,497

Deferred tax liabilities


140,615


108,045


122,803

Liabilities for employee benefits, net


160


160


160

Total non-current liabilities


3,231,180


3,336,447


3,175,042








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


475,417


343,623


415,032

Total equity


1,121,375


989,581


1,060,990








Total liabilities and equity


4,927,237


5,008,006


4,817,886

* Effective as of January 1, 2019, Dorad applied IFRS 16, Leases. According to the transition method, comparative figures were not restated.

 

 

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Interim Condensed Statements of Income  


For the three months ended


Year ended


Mar-31


Dec-31


2019


 *2018


 *2018


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)


NIS thousands


NIS thousands


NIS thousands







Revenues

713,078


684,852


2,628,607

Operating costs of the Power Plant






Energy costs

159,826


146,073


687,431

Electricity purchase and infrastructure services

342,885


326,627


1,194,948

Depreciation and amortization

49,300


52,169


217,795

Other operating costs

40,789


37,294


136,705

Total operating cost of Power Plant

592,800


562,163


2,236,879







Profit from operating the Power Plant

120,278


122,689


391,728

General and administrative expenses

4,972


5,278


20,740







Operating profit

115,306


117,411


370,988

Financing income

1,031


4,231


24,650

Financing expenses

38,139


40,159


227,988

Financing expenses, net

37,108


35,928


203,338

Profit before taxes on income

78,198


81,483


167,650

Taxes on income

17,813


18,747


33,505

Profit for the period

60,385


62,736


134,145

* Effective as of January 1, 2019, Dorad applied IFRS 16, Leases. According to the transition method, comparative figures were not restated.

 


Dorad Energy Ltd.

Interim Condensed Statements of Changes in Shareholders' Equity






Capital reserve










for activities






Share


Share


with


Retained




capital


premium


shareholders


earnings


Total Equity


NIS thousands


NIS thousands


NIS thousands


NIS thousands


NIS thousands











For the three months 










ended March 31, 2019










(Unaudited)










Balance as at










January 1, 2019 (Audited)

11


642,199


3,748


415,032


1,060,990

Profit for the period

-


-


-


60,385


60,385

Balance as at










March 31, 2019










(Unaudited)

11


642,199


3,748


475,417


1,121,375











For the three months 










ended March 31, 2018










(Unaudited)










Balance as at










January 1, 2018 (Audited)

11


642,199


3,748


280,887


926,845

Profit for the period

-


-


-


62,736


62,736

Balance as at










March 31, 2018*










(Unaudited)

11


642,199


3,748


343,623


989,581











For the year ended










December 31, 2018










(Audited)










Balance as at










January 1, 2018 (Audited)

11


642,199


3,748


280,887


926,845

Profit for the year







134,145


134,145

Balance as at 










December 31, 2018 *










(Audited)

11


642,199


3,748


415,032


1,060,990

 * Effective as of January 1, 2019, Dorad applied IFRS 16, Leases. According to the transition method, comparative figures were not restated.


 

Dorad Energy Ltd.

Interim Condensed Statements of Cash Flows


For the three months ended


Year ended


Mar-31


Dec-31


2019


 *2018


 *2018


(Unaudited)


(Unaudited)


(Audited)


NIS thousands


NIS thousands


NIS thousands







Cash flows from operating activities:






Profit for the period

60,385


62,736


134,145







Adjustments:






Depreciation and amortization and fuel consumption

57,368


52,306


223,028

Taxes on income

17,813


18,747


33,505

Financing expenses, net

37,108


35,928


203,338


112,289


106,981


459,871







Change in trade receivables

55,145


44,727


32,536

Change in other receivables

3,698


12,736


6,119

Change in trade payables

(55,854)


(118,786)


(81,273)

Change in other payables

2,175


11,538


304


5,164


(49,785)


(42,314)







Net cash flows provided by operating activities

177,838


119,932


551,702







Cash flows used in investing activities






Proceeds from (payment for) settlement of financial derivatives

(393)


74


9,957

Insurance proceeds in respect of damage to fixed asset

-


12,650


20,619

Investment in long-term restricted deposits

-


(5,158)


(12,158)

Investment in fixed assets

(4,946)


(30,951)


(79,855)

Investment in intangible assets

-


(119)


(222)

Interest received

1,012


777


3,497

Net cash flows used in investing activities

(4,327)


(22,727)


(58,162)







Cash flows from financing activities:






Repayment of loans from related parties

-


(62,802)


(160,326)

Repayment of loans from banks

-


-


(181,970)

Interest paid

(124)


(18,011)


(220,765)

Repayment of lease liability principal

(4,098)


-


-

Net cash flows used in financing activities

(4,222)


(80,813)


(563,061)

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents






for the period

169,289


16,392


(69,521)

Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash and cash 






equivalents

289


255


2,559

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period

117,220


184,182


184,182

Cash and cash equivalents at end of period 

286,798


200,829


117,220

* Effective as of January 1, 2019, Dorad applied IFRS 16, Leases. According to the transition method, comparative figures were not restated.

 

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