26. aug 2019
Results of Orkuveita Reykjavíkur‘s operations in the first half of year 2019 were similar to recent years. The group‘s interim consolidated financial statements for the first half of the year were approved by the Board of Directors today. Besides the parent company, the group comprises ON Power, Veitur Utilities and Reykjavík Fibre Network.
Unusually extensive construction of new housing in the company’s principal service area and renewal of utility mains contribute to much investment in the first half of year 2019. Should forecasts materialise, this need will decrease in the next years and renewal of mains is well on its way. Therefore, decrease in investments is foreseeable.
OR Group’s investments amounted to ISK 7.7 billion in H1 2019, compared to ISK 6.5 billion in same period 2018. New and maintenance investments in green energy systems were among the projects partially financed by issuance of Green Bonds in Q1 and Q2 this year. In the three tenders performed this year, demand has surpassed supply and rates have been favourable. Furthermore, the buyers have been more diverse than in earlier bond-offerings by OR.
The results of Orkuveita Reykjavíkur and the subsidiaries’ operations are stable, though we see effects of a blooming construction industry. Related investments on our behalf are forecast to decrease in the next years. Implementation of smart metering that is underway, will, however, limit the decrease in our total investments.
Orkuveita Reykjavíkur’s finances are solid and despite these large investments, equity ratio improves slightly year-on-year.
|ISK million||H1 2015||H1 2016||H1 2017||H1 2018||H1 2019|
|Results for the period||2,260||5,029||7,311||4,200||3,349|
More key financial figures for the Reykjavík Energy group can be found here on website along with financial targets.