News

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.

22
February 2018

Governing Bodies of ČEZ Approved Contract to Sell Its Bulgarian Assets to Inercom Bulgaria

The ČEZ Supervisory Board has granted consent to the sale of the Bulgarian assets to Inercom. The package contains seven companies: CEZ Bulgaria, CEZ Elektro Bulgaria, CEZ Razpredelenie, CEZ Trade Bulgaria, CEZ ICT Bulgaria, Free Energy Project Oreshetz and Bara Group. Following interest of investors in the second half of 2016, CEZ Group started the sales process, the signing of the contract is expected in a few days. Taking into account the sales price, the Group’s fourteen-year-investments in its Bulgarian operations yielded an overall positive return. The international arbitration, which ČEZ initiated against the Republic of Bulgaria in July 2016, is not affected by the transaction and ČEZ continues to proceed with it.

14
February 2018

Inven Capital is changing its legal form to meet the EIB’s condition for EUR 100 million co-investment

Inven Capital, the investment fund of the CEZ Group, has changed its legal form from a closed-end investment fund to a variable-capital joint-stock company (SICAV). With this step, the company fulfills the condition of the European Investment Bank for creation of a joint investment initiative to support the growth of small and medium-sized enterprises in the clean energy and smart technologies sectors. The agreement on co-financing was signed by both parties in mid-December in Prague. The joint investments shall amount to EUR 100 million.