Q3 2021 results presentation


Link to Q3 2021 results presentation (11 November 2021 at 08.00 CET, Felix Konferansesenter)

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Fjordkraft Holding ASA: Update on Q4 2021 results and customer development
Extreme market conditions with both positive and negative consequences For Fjordkraft Holding ASA. Financial performance: The Nordic segment underperforms, Consumer and Business segments overperform. Nordic segment - Q4 2021: The financial results in Nordic Green Energy ("NGE", registered as Switch Nordic Green AB, a subsidiary in the Fjordkraft Group constituting the "Nordic" reporting segment) in Q4 2021, and the last part of December in particular, have been significantly affected by the extraordinary situation in the Nordic power market. The Nordic segment's EBIT adj. is expected around 75 NOKm negative in Q4 2021 and is related to losses on fixed price contracts due to the inability to fully hedge these efficiently in the current market situation. The fixed price customers' consumption was significantly higher than normal due to a cold December, which has resulted in an under-hedged situation in NGE. Normally, these situations would have a limited financial impact, but due to the current extraordinarily high price level and spread between market price and contract fixed price, this under-hedging had a significantly negative financial effect in December. In addition to this, an extraordinary peak/off-peak intraday and intramonth price volatility throughout Q4, resulted in a much higher-than-normal profile cost, also negatively affecting margins on the fixed price portfolio. -The situation in the power market has been extraordinary, and NGE was negatively impacted by this particularly in December, where both the price level and peak/off-peak differences were around four times higher than usual. The fixed price contracts related to the business segments in Sweden and Finland have a different set-up compared to the fixed price contracts in Norway, where fixed prices typically are offered on a set volume. We are in the process of aligning the contract structure across the countries in order to reduce the associated volume risk, says CEO Rolf Barmen. -Despite this quarter's results, we are still satisfied with the acquisition of NGE. In our view, the acquisition was done at attractive terms, and we firmly believe that NGE will continue to serve as a platform for further growth in the Nordics, says Barmen. -We have a great team in place both in Vasa and Stockholm, the market conditions are equally challenging for all the players in our market areas, but with the implementation of the nuclear power plant Olkiluoto 3 (1,600 MW), which is expected to be fully operative in June 2022, the base load in the area will be more stable and the market is expecting a more normalised price level from then, which will reduce the risk in NGE, says Barmen. Consumer segment - Q4 2021: EBIT adj. margin in Q4 2021 is expected to be in the area of 38% (Q4 2020: 32%), giving a full year EBIT adj. margin of 32%, higher than the targeted 30%. Net revenue is expected up around 3% from Q4 2020 and full year growth around -1%, in line with guidance for 2021. Good hedges, good product management and good cost control under extreme market conditions are the main drivers for the good results. Business segment - Q4 2021: EBIT adj margin in Q4 2021 is expected to be in the area of 64% (Q4 2020: 59%), and full year EBIT margin around 60%, in line with the full year guidance ("higher than the long-term target of 52-54%"). Net revenue growth is expected up around 14% from Q4 2020 and around 23% growth on full year figures (full year guidance: 'above double digit'). Good hedges, good product management and good cost control are the main drivers for the results. Financial performance in summary: All segments apart from the Nordic segment are developing strongly in Q4 2021 and the Group expects to report an EBIT adj. in the area of 130 -140 NOKm in the quarter (Q4 2020: 168 NOKm). All financial figures are subject to changes as the Group is currently preparing its consolidated accounts. Customer development Q4 2021: In total, the customer base of the Group increased by 5k customers. The growth has the following distribution: In the Consumer segment the number of electricity deliveries decreased by 34k in Q4 2021. All brands are proportionally quite equally affected. -In addition to an intense competitive situation, we decided to discontinue our "price matching" service this quarter, and this has naturally resulted in a decline in number of customers. This was a commercial decision for us, as we have experienced that an increasing number of customers on this product were frequently swapping between contracts with negative margins. We believe in offering products with sustainable margins and will continue to develop our product portfolio going forward. We target an organic stabilisation in number of customers from the current level during the year, says Barmen. In the Business segment the number of deliveries was flat, Alliance growth was 5k, Nordic growth was 5k and Mobile increased by 29k subscribers due to the acquisition of Skymobil. The Q4 2021 results will be presented on 10 February and in connection with the presentation there will be a Capital Markets Update where both details on the results and updated targets for the next years will be presented. For queries, please contact: Rolf Barmen, CEO, + 47 900 80 950 Morten Opdal, Head of Investor Relations, + 47 970 62 52
Financial calendar
Financial calendar for Fjordkraft Holding ASA FINANCIAL YEAR 2021 30.03.2022 - Annual Report 10.02.2022 - Quarterly Report - Q4 FINANCIAL YEAR 2022 18.08.2022 - Half-yearly Report 26.04.2022 - Annual General Meeting 05.05.2022 - Quarterly Report - Q1 03.11.2022 - Quarterly Report - Q3 10.02.2022 - Capital Markets Day Please find the details regarding Fjordkraft Holding ASA's financial calendar above. As from Q4 2021, the quarterly customer development will be reported in connection with the quarterly presentations and not through separate press releases. For queries, please contact: Morten A. W. Opdal, Head of Controlling and Investor Relations, +47 970 62 526 This information is published pursuant to the requirements set out in the Continuing obligations.
Fjordkraft Holding ASA - New share capital registered
Reference is made to the announcement made by Fjordkraft Holding ASA (the "Company" or "Fjordkraft") on 15 November 2021 regarding the exercise of employee share options. The share capital increase related to the issuance of shares has today been registered with the Norwegian Register of Business Enterprises. The Company's new share capital is NOK 34 290 540 divided into 114 301 800 shares, each with a nominal value of NOK 0.30. This information is subject of the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5 -12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act. For queries, please contact: Morten A. W. Opdal, Head of Controlling and Investor Relations, +47 970 62 526
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Fjordkraft is the number one brand for electricity retailing in the Norwegian consumer market and the number two brand in the business market.

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The Company supplies electricity to an estimated more than 1.8 million people through more than 900,000 delivery points in households, businesses and public entities across Norway.

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Fjordkraft Mobil was launched in the spring of 2017. We already had a well-known brand, a skilled customer service centre and expertise from the electricity market. For Fjordkraft, the path from being an electricity retailer to also becoming a mobile phone operator was short. Fjordkraft’s electricity customers get more value for money with cheap mobile phone subscriptions. At the end of 2019, Fjordkraft had more than 100,000 mobile subscribers.