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Ormat reports 12% growth of revenues for second quarter of 2017

Dora 2 geothermal power plant, Turkey (source: Ormat)
Alexander Richter 4 Aug 2017

Ormat reports total revenues of $179.4 million, up 12.2% compared to the second quarter of 2016, with $111.8m in electricity sales and $67.6 million in equipment sales.

In release, Ormat Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ORA) has announce its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017.

Second Quarter 2017 Highlights and Recent Developments:

  • Total revenues of $179.4 million, up 12.2% compared to the second quarter of 2016: Electricity segment revenues of $111.8 million, up 7.5% compared to the second quarter of 2016, mainly due to higher performance of our Puna plant as well as the consolidation of our Bouillante power plant in Guadeloupe; Product segment revenues of $67.6 million, up 21.0% compared to the second quarter of 2016;
  • Electricity generation increased 2.4%, compared to the second quarter of 2017, from 1.30 million MWh to 1.33 million MWh;
    Gross margin was 39.3% of total revenues compared to 41.2% in the second quarter of 2016, due to lower margins in the product segment; Electricity segment margin increased to 41.5% from 40.2%;
  • Operating income increased 2.4% to $53.2 million compared to $51.9 million in the second quarter of 2016;
  • Net income attributable to the company’s shareholders of $35.0 million, or $0.69 per diluted share, compared to $24.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016;
  • Adjusted net income attributable to the company’s shareholders of $29.5 million, or $0.58 per diluted share, compared to $24.3 million, or $0.49 per diluted share, in the second quarter of 2016;
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $88.1 million, up 8.5% compared to $81.2 million in the second quarter of 2016;
  • Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.08 per share for the second quarter of 2017;
  • Product segment backlog remains strong at $192.0 million(2); added approximately $50.0 million of new orders;
  • Executed a new portfolio power purchase agreement (portfolio PPA) with Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), under which SCPPA will purchase 150MW of power generated by a portfolio of Ormat’s new and existing geothermal power plants beginning in the fourth quarter of 2017 at a fixed price of $75.50 per MWh; and
  • ORIX acquired 22% ownership stake in Ormat and the previously reported Commercial Cooperation Agreement entered into by Ormat and ORIX is now effective.

“Continued growth in our electricity segment and a strong quarter for our products segment enabled us to deliver 12.2% top-line growth in the second quarter,” commented Isaac Angel, Chief Executive Officer. “Our focus on streamlining our entire value chain over the past three years enabled us to increase electricity segment gross margin to 41.5% and to grow our Adjusted EBITDA by 8.5%, demonstrating the strength of our business.”

“During the second quarter we signed the new portfolio PPA with SCPPA. This portfolio PPA will enable both the development of multiple new projects as well as the sustainable operation of several of our existing geothermal power plants. With the SCPPA portfolio PPA in place, Ormat is well positioned for consistent growth in the US. Another recent noteworthy development is that with the closing of ORIX’s acquisition of an approximately 22% ownership stake in Ormat, the Commercial Cooperation Agreement that Ormat and ORIX executed in connection with that acquisition became effective last week, and we expect that it will expand our business opportunities in Asia and other key geographies and may also improve our access to capital,” added Mr. Angel.

Guidance

Mr. Angel added, “We reiterate our guidance and expect full-year 2017 total revenues between $680.0 million and $700.0 million with electricity segment revenues between $460.0 million and $470.0 million and product segment revenues between $220.0 million and $230.0 million. We expect 2017 Adjusted EBITDA between $340 million and $350 million for the full year. We expect annual Adjusted EBITDA attributable to non-controlling interest to be approximately $23.0 million.”

Source: Ormat