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Lubelski Węgiel
Lubelski Węgiel Bogdanka S.A.

Very good operating and financial results, increased production and sales

Friday, 2019-08-30

Bogdanka, 30 August 2019

 

PRESS RELEASE


RESULTS OF LW BOGDANKA GROUP FOR FIRST HALF OF 2019:
VERY GOOD OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS, INCREASED PRODUCTION AND SALES


 

LW BOGDANKA S.A., the most modern and effective hard coal mine in Poland, making part of the Enea Group – one of the leaders in the Polish power market, has announced consolidated financial results for the first half of 2019. Consolidated revenue for that period amounted to PLN 1,098.3 million (increase by 28.3%), EBITDA – PLN 434.4 million (+55.9%), operating profit – PLN 241.8 million (+209.9%), and net profit – PLN 197.9 million (+198.3%).

In Q2 2019 alone, revenues increased y-o-y by 21.9% to reach PLN 557.5 million, and EBITDA increased by 40.0% making it to PLN 211.6 million. Furthermore, profit on operating activities increased by 129.9% to achieve PLN 113.8 million, and net profit was 103.7% higher than in Q2 2018 and amounted to PLN 88 million.

The Company’s results for the first half of 2019 were infuenced by increased production, sales, and coal prices.
 

Bogdanka built 14.2 km of galleries in the first six months of 2019, of which 6.4 km were built in Q2 2019 alone. Production of commercial coal in the first six months of the year amounted to 4.8 million tonnes, which is 6.8 % more year-on-year (in Q2 alone, production amounted to nearly 2.3 tonnes). Coal sales in the first half of the year reached corresponding amounts (almost 4.8 million tonnes), hence represented an increase of about 9.9% compared with the previous year (2.4 million tonnes in Q2 alone). In the first six months of 2019, the average yield amounted to 65.1%, in comparison to 59.6% the year before, and it amounted to 65.6% in Q2 2019 alone (compared to 62.3% in Q2 2018).

LW Bogdanka S.A. also strengthened its market position in the first half of 2019 reaching a high 28% share in the sales of coal to commercial power plants. The share in total power coal sales accounted for 21.6%.

In the discussed period, the LW BOGDANKA Group had investment expenditure of PLN 167 million. The largest portion of this sum, nearly PLN 125 million, was used for new excavations and modernisation of existing ones.
 

Financial and operating results of LW Bogdanka achieved after the first half of this year are, in my opinion, very good. Consistent implementation of production and sales plans made it possible to obtain such results. The increase of prices in our contracts, which took place this January, also played a part in this success.

As announced before, we are implementing our plan of increasing production to 9.4 million tonnes this year. Our priority remains to work continuously on costs and operational excellence, in addition to preparing ourselves to make the Ostrów deposit available - said Artur Wasil – President of the Management Board of LW Bogdanka S.A.

The financial results of the LW Bogdanka Group for Q2 2019 and the first six months of the year are presented in the table below:

in PLN million 2Q 2018 2Q 2019 Change 1H 2018 1H 2019 Change
Net revenue 457.3 557.5 + 21.9 % 856.0 1,098.3 + 28.3 %
EBITDA 151.1 211.6 + 40.0 % 278.6 434.4 + 55.9 %
EBIT 49.5 113.8 + 129.9 % 78.0 241.8 + 209.9 %
Net profit 43.2 88.0 + 103.7 % 66.4 197.9 + 198.3 %

For further information please contact:

Paulina Grocka, M+G
phone (+48) 22 416 01 02, 514 044 194
e-mail: paulina.grocka@mplusg.com.pl

Magda Kołodziejczyk, M+G
phone (+48) 22 416 01 02, 501 16 88 07
e-mail: magda.kolodziejczyk@mplusg.com.pl

 

LW BOGDANKA – HIGHLIGHTS

Lubelski Węgiel BOGDANKA S.A. is the most modern and one of the largest hard coal mines in Poland. In 2018, the production of Bogdanka’s commercial coal amounted to 9 million tonnes.

LW Bogdanka conducts mining activity with respect to extraction, agglomeration and sale of hard coal. The BOGDANKA mine supplies mainly industrial customers based in the eastern and north-eastern Poland. The customer base is stable, and the sale is carried out mainly under long-term contracts. Major recipients of LW BOGDANKA’s commercial coal are the commercial power and the industrial power industries.

The Company’s financial results and hard coal extraction efficiency distinguish the Company from other organisations in the industry. LW Bogdanka S.A. has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange since July 2009. In December of 2018, the Company was included by the WSE on the prestigious RESPECT Index for no less than the tenth time.

Since October 2015, LW Bogdanka S.A. has been part of the Enea Group, one of the leaders in the Polish power market.

For further information visit www.lw.com.pl

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