News

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November 2018

ČEZ Group Earned CZK 9 Billion for the First Three Quarters and Increased its Forecast of Net Income less Extraordinary Items to CZK 13–14 Billion

CEZ Group’s Operating Revenues for the first three quarters of 2018 reached CZK 129.3 billion, with EBITDA reaching CZK 38.7 billion and Net Income at CZK 9.1 billion. Net Income less extraordinary items that generally do not pertain to the ordinary business of the financial year reached CZK 11.3 billion. The year-on-year change of the income generated for the first three quarters was significantly influenced by nearly CZK 7 billion in one-off revenues in 2017, due in particular to the sale of MOL’s shares. In terms of its expected results for the whole year, CEZ Group has specified its expected EBITDA at CZK 50-51 billion and has increased its outlook for Net Income less extraordinary items to CZK 13-14 billion.

5
November 2018

INVEN CAPITAL is the biggest investor in tado°, the leader in smart thermostats, alongside such global giants as Amazon and Siemens.

INVEN CAPITAL, CEZ Group’s investment fund investing in promising technology companies in the “new energy” sector, became the biggest shareholder in tado°, the Germany-based leader in the European smart thermostat market. It did so in another round of capital increase with a total volume of EUR 43 million, with participants including “big shots” such as Amazon and Total Energy Ventures. This is INVEN CAPITAL’s third investment made under a joint project with the European Investment Bank (EIB).

11
September 2018

INVEN CAPITAL and the European Investment Bank are making their first joint investment. Their joint fund is acquiring a stake in a company specializing in the optimization of critical infrastructure management.

INVEN CAPITAL, CEZ Group’s investment fund seeking opportunities in the “new energy” sector, has acquired a stake in the French company Cosmo Tech. This is the first new investment made under a joint project with the European Investment Bank (EIB). Together, it is the fund’s seventh investment in the new energy sector.

7
August 2018

ČEZ earned CZK 7.7 billion in 1H and confirms its annual outlook for net income of CZK 12–14 billion. ČEZ’s worth has increased by almost CZK 47 billion since the beginning of the year.

CEZ Group’s revenues amounted to CZK 86.3 billion, EBITDA was CZK 26.9 billion, and net income was CZK 7.7 billion in the first half of 2018. A year-on-year comparison of profits is significantly affected by non-recurrent revenue of almost CZK 7 billion in 2017, primarily the sale of MOL stock. Moreover, a significant increase in commodity prices adversely affected the income in the first half of 2018 due to temporary revaluation of hedges for the supplies of electricity from planned generation for the second half of 2018. CEZ Group’s real performance in the first half-year is thus in line with expectations and the Group confirms its estimate of adjusted net income of CZK 12 to 14 billion for the full 2018 year as well as its estimated EBITDA of CZK 51 to 53 billion.

10
May 2018

ČEZ Earned CZK 7.3bn in Q1 2018 ČEZ’s Value Has Increased by Nearly CZK 38bn Year to Date

CEZ Group’s Net Income for Q1 2018 reached CZK 7.3bn, with EBITDA at CZK 17.5bn. The year-on-year decline by CZK 1.5bn is due to one-off revenue from the settlement agreement made with Sokolovská uhelná in 2017, and also due to lower selling prices of power generated by traditional sources and to the lower production of the Počerady steam-gas power plant due to more favorable spot prices of power and gas in 2017. CEZ Group confirmed its expected EBITDA for 2018 to range between CZK 51bn and 53bn, with the yearly Adjusted Net Income to reach CZK 12-14bn.

2
May 2018

Elevion Group to Deliver Central Energy Systems for Munich

The German Elevion Group, a member of CEZ Group, will deliver complete central energy systems for combined electricity, heat, and cold generation for BMW Group’s headquarters and production facilities in Munich. The delivery should be completed in the second half of this year.

19
April 2018

Outage of NPP Dukovany Unit four ends this weekend

Preparations for connecting the Production Unit 4 back to distribution grid are under way at NPP Dukovany. The unit has been temporarily shut down seven days ago due to pipe inspections in the secondary circuit of the steam generator. The same controls will be also carried out on Units 3 and 1. The fourth unit will begin producing electricity during the weekend.

20
March 2018

CEZ Earned CZK 19 Billion for Shareholders in 2017

In 2017, CEZ Group’s net income increased by 30% to CZK 19.0 billion, primarily due to a successful sale of MOL stock and an increase in electricity generation by nuclear power plants by 4 TWh. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were CZK 53.9 billion. The year-on-year decrease by 7% basically conforms to the decrease of realization prices of generated electricity. The positive effects of higher electricity generation in nuclear power plants and the benefits of new RES and ESCO acquisitions were eliminated by higher costs of emission allowances for generation from traditional sources and settlement of uninvoiced electricity in 2016.

2
March 2018

Temelín's Unit 1 restored electricity production

Tonight, the Temelín Unit 1 began to produce electricity again. It was scheduled shut down for refueling from early December. The outage lasted 83 days and the energy technicians mastered it six days earlier against the schedule. Prior to achieving full power, the energy technicians are about to test the Unit at 80 percent of the rated power.