Key figures

In a year marked by the COVID-19 pandemic, Elia Group proved to be a resilient organisation and capable of immediately responding to the crisis. While the lockdown has impacted Belgium and Germany differently, Elia Group succeeded in delivering on its investment programme. Good progress was made in major infrastructure works in Belgium and Germany while maintaining an excellent safety record and ensuring a reliable and sustainable energy system and accommodate the growing inflow of renewable energy

We are making the energy transition possible and ensuring that it is progressing at the right pace

Our annual results reflect the excellent performance in our core activities. One of the most significant achievements was the rise in our share of 50Hertz to 80%, giving us full control of the company. The transaction will enable us to strengthen the collaboration between Elia in Belgium and 50Hertz in Germany and underscores our growth ambitions to become a leading Group of transmission system operators in the integrated European energy system. Belgium and Germany are facing specific challenges in achieving the energy transition.

 

 (in million EUR)  31.12.2020   31.12.2019 31.12.2018 31.12.2017(5) 31.12.2016  31.12.2015
 Consolidated results
 Total revenue and other operating income  2,473.6  2,139.0 1,931.8 867.1 868.1 851.4
 EBITDA(1)  1,005.6  930.2  750.5 455.4 425.0 442.8
 Results from operating activities (EBIT)(2)  578.8  569.7  502.6 324.6 295.0 336.4
 Net finance costs  (141.5)  (139.6) (93.2) (76.5) (82.9) (92.8)
 Income tax  (129.1)  (121.0) (102.2) (39.6) (32.0) (32.9)
 Net Profit  307.9  309.1 307.1 208.5 179.9 210.6
    Non-controlling interest  38.5  35.5 25.7 0.0 0.0 0.0
    Hybrid securities  19.3  19.3 6.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
 Profit attributable to owners of ordinary shares  250.1  254.3 275.2 208.5 179.9 210.6

 

 (in million EUR) 31.12.2020  31.12.2019 31.12.2018 31.12.2017 31.12.2016 31.12.2015
 Consolidated balance
 Total assets  15,165.6  13,893.4 13,754.13 6,582.3 6,241.5 6.435,6
 Equity attributable to owners of the company

 4,173.2

 4,022.3 3,447.5 2,563.3 2,511.4 2.413,6
    Equity attributable to ordinary shares  3,471.7  3,320.8 2,741.3 2,563.3 2,511.4 2.413,6
    Hybrid securities  701.4  701.4 706.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Net financial debt  7,465.0 5,523.1 4,605.6 2,689.1 2,557.3 2,583.4

 

   31.12.2020  31.12.2019 31.12.2018 31.12.2017 31.12.2016 31.12.2015
 Other key figures 
 Regulatory asset base (RAB) (bn EUR)(6)  9.7  9.1  9.2 7.4 7.1 6.7
 Dividend per share (EUR)  1.71  1.69 1.66 1.62 1.58 1.55
 Return on equity (%)  6.46%  6.80% 8.16% 8.14% 7.16% 8.73%
 Return on equity (adj.)(7) 7.20%  7.66% 10.04% 8.14% 7.16% 8.73%
 Earnings per share (adj.)(EUR)(8) 3.64  3.91 4.52 3.42 2.95 3.47
Equity per share (EUR)  50.5  48.4 44.9 42.1 41.2 39.7
Numbers of shares (period-end)  68,720,695  68,652,938 61,015,058 60,901,019 60,753,714 60,750,239

 

  1. EBITDA = EBIT + depreciation/amortisation + changes in provisions
  2. EBIT = result from operating acitivities share of profit of equity-accounted investees (net of income tax) vermogensmutatiemethode, na winstbelastingen
  3. As from 2014, the componies previously consolidated proportionately are now accounted for using  the equity method.
  4. The figures of 2014 have been restated for the recognition of the reimbursement rights in accordance with IAS19
  5. The Group  applies IFRS 15 under the full retrospective method under which comparative figures for financial year 2017 have been restated
  6. RAB includes 60% of 50Hertz until 2017 and 80% as of 2018
  7. EPS (adj.) = Net profit attributable to owners ordinary shares / weighted average number of shares
  8. RoE (adj.) = Net profit attributable to owners ordinary shares / equity attributable to owners of ordinary shares

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