Follow-up to the conference call of September 24, 2018
ENGIE held a conference call on September 24, 2018, 8:00 am Paris time. The full retransmission of the call is accessible on ENGIE website.
During this conference call, the schedule, the impacts and the technical aspects of the unavailability of Belgian nuclear power plants were recalled.
The Group confirmed its 2018 financial targets on net recurring income Group share (at the low end of the 2.45 to 2.65 billion euros range), on net debt / EBITDA ratio and on dividend. As a reminder, the Group also indicated that EBITDA would be slightly lower than the indication given to the market on March 8, 2018.
These objectives include the revision of the schedule for the unavailability of the Tihange 2 and Tihange 3 nuclear units on September 21, which represents an impact of approximately 250 million euros at Group EBITDA and net recurring income group share. Since the beginning of the year, the cumulative impact of the unavailability schedule revisions of the Belgian nuclear power plants amounts to approximately 600 million euros at Group EBITDA and net recurring income group share.
1 Main assumptions: no E&P and LNG contributions, average weather in France, full pass through of supply costs in French regulated gas tariffs, no significant accounting treatment changes except for IFRS 9 and IFRS 15, no major regulatory and macro-economic changes, market commodity prices as of 13/09/2018, average forex for 2018: €/$: 1.19; €/BRL: 4.40, no significant impacts from disposals not already announced. In addition, the confirmation of the 2018 guidance is based on the assumption of a restart of Belgian nuclear units according to the schedule published in REMIT as of today.
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