Huaneng Power International, Inc. Announces Operating Results for 2012 Net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company of RMB5.512 billion representing an increase of 366.95% over 2011

BEIJING, March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Huaneng Power International, Inc. ("HPI" or the "Company") (NYSE: HNP; HKEx: 902; SSE: 600011) today announced its audited annual operating results for the twelve months ended December 31, 2012 prepared under the International Financial Reporting Standards, in which the Company recorded consolidated operating revenue of RMB133.967 billion (equivalent to approximately USD21.314 billion, based on the exchange rate of USD1 to RMB6.2855 as of December 31, 2012), representing an increase of 0.41% over 2011, and net profit attributable to equity holders of the Company of RMB5.512billion (equivalent to approximately USD0.877 billion), representing an increase of 366.95% over 2011. Earnings per share amounted to RMB0.39 (equivalent to approximately USD0.06), and earnings per ADS amounted to RMB15.60 (equivalent to approximately USD2.48). The Board is satisfied with the Company's operating results in 2012.

The Board of the Company proposed to declare a cash dividend of RMB0.21 (inclusive of tax) for each ordinary share of the Company held by shareholders.

In 2012, the Company has made new progress on many aspects including power generation, energy saving and environmental protection and project development. The Company exploited the favorable timing of a fall in coal price, overcame difficulties posed by sluggish demand for electricity and intensified market competition, improved management in a positive manner, thereby recorded remarkable growth in operating results, and the indicators for energy saving and environmental protection remained in a leading position among peers, while fulfilled the duties of providing sufficient, reliable and green energy to the society. The operation of Tuas Power Ltd. ("Tuas Power") in Singapore was stable and the profit ability and sustainability of the Company were further enhanced.

In 2012, the Company overcame difficulties posed by sluggish demand for electricity and intensified market competition, and explored the market through various channels, thus expanding our market shares. Through optimizing the examination and maintenance work of our generating units, the Company has increased its power generation, achieved outstanding performance with utilization hours of its coal-fired generating units ranking the first in many provinces. However, because of the sluggish national demand for electricity and the significant growth in hydropower generation which reduced the market share of coal-fired power, total power generated by the Company's operating power plants in China amounted to 302.433 billion kWh, representing a decrease of 3.55% year-on-year. The electricity sold aggregated to 285.455 billion kWh, representing a decrease of 3.47% year-on-year. In 2012, the annual average utilization hours of the Company's domestic coal-fired generating units reached 5,114 hours, which were 149 hours higher than the average utilization hours of the coal-fired generating units in China.

In 2012, the Company purchased a total of 133 million tons of natural coal. The Company continued to cultivate cooperation with major contracted suppliers, leverage on it to actively explore new sources and supply channels for coal, increase its purchase of imported coal, took advantage of the favourable opportunity afforded by the significant decreases in market prices of coal to optimize the purchase structure and means and made effective control of fuel costs. The fuel costs per unit of power sold of the Company's domestic power plants were RMB249.82 per MWh, representing a decrease of 7.60% compared to last year.

In 2012, the Company led the industry in terms of technical and economic indicators and energy consumption indicator. The average equivalent availability ratio of the Company's domestic power plants was 94.05%, and its weighted average plant consumption rate was 4.90%. The Company's average coal consumption rate for the power generated by coal-fired generating units was 295.49 grams/kWh, representing 0.91 grams/kWh lower than that of the same period last year. The Company's average coal consumption rate for power sold was 310.71 grams/kWh, representing a decrease of 1.39 grams/kWh from the same period last year. The Company kept increasing its efforts in operating, managing, updating and modifying our environmental friendly equipment, fully attained the reduction goals with regard to total emission of sulphur dioxide and nitrogen oxides.

In 2012, the controlled generating capacity of the newly commissioned coal-fired, wind turbine and hydropower generating units of the Company was 4,663 MW, 93.5 MW and 97.5 MW, respectively. In addition, the 1x1,000 MW coal-fired generating unit at Henan Huaneng Qinbei Power Plant Phase III Project (in which the Company owns 60% equity interest) and Singapore Tuas Power Tembusu Multi-Utility Complex Project Phase I (101MW) (which is wholly-owned by the Company) have recently commenced operation. Apart from these, the installed generating capacity of the Company also changed as a result of the change of installed generating capacity of some power generation companies invested by the Company, the Company's technological improvement to existing generating units and the close-down of generating units. As of March 19, 2013, the Company's controlled and equity-based generating capacity was 63,857 MW and 57,273 MW, respectively.

In 2012, Tuas Power, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company in Singapore maintained safe and stable operation of the generation units throughout the year. Singapore Tuas Power Tembusu Multi-Utility Complex Project and Tuas Power combined cycle generating unit No. 5 are under construction smoothly. With market share (on accumulative basis) in the power generation market for the whole year at 25.2%, Tuas Power realized a net profit attributable to the shareholders of the Company of RMB1.041 billion, which represented a decrease of 18.77% compared to the corresponding period last year. It was mainly attributable to the fact that relatively more new generating units were put into operation in Singapore's electricity market in 2012, leading to more intense competition in the market.

In 2012, the Company delivered brilliant performance on the capital market. The Company's A Share was successfully incorporated in the CSI 300 Index, SSE 180 Index and CSI 100 Index, while the Company's H Share was awarded the "Top Ten Gainer Stocks" among the 2012 "Top 100 Hong Kong Stocks"; the Company was on the list of "Platts Top 250 Global Energy Listed Companies Award" four years in a row and ranked 143rd, at the same time ranked 6th in the category of global independent power producers and energy traders; the Company also made encouraging progress in its corporate culture development and was named the "National Demonstration Base for Corporate Culture".

In 2013, The Company will strive to attain an annual utilization hour of 5,070 hours with its domestic generating units, and realize an annual power generation of 320 billion kWh at the Company's domestic power plants. The Company will adhere to its objective of safe production with "zero accident", increase efforts in marketing, proactively deal with every opportunity and challenge arising from market-oriented reform for fuel, highlight impact of technology innovation on the promotion of energy saving and emission reduction, reinforce operation and fund management by means of complete budget and comprehensive planning, further control controllable costs, intensify fund management and further cut down funding costs.

To ensure the annual power generation target is reached, the Company will further define duties of the regional marketing personnel, further explore potential of the management, take advantage of the price unification of domestic thermal coal, take an active role to encourage tariff increase in regions with lower tariff and recorded persistent loss, further improve work collaboration, strive to increase efficiency power generation during the period with favorable market condition, abundant demand and high margins, continue to optimize the operation of our generating units, endeavor to raise utilization rate and capacity rate of high efficiency and large generating units, boost generation amount by high efficiency generating units. The Company will build up its strength to cope with competition in the fuel market by all means, take advantages of the market-oriented reform for coal, the adjustment of coal supply structure, the synergies developed in the industry chain interconnecting power, coal, port and shipping, improve its procurement of coal and establish linkage and support for coal resources and transportation, manage its costs and retain its gains, adhere to market-oriented operation, carry out procurement based on competitive price comparison, grasp every market opportunity and boost up returns. The Company will also focus on establishing superior energy saving and environmental friendly coal-fired power plants, emphasize to secure and upgrade the energy efficiency of its 1,000 MW and 600 MW ultra-supercritical water-cooled generating units, 600 MW supercritical water-cooled and air-cooled generating units, put forth reform regarding energy saving and emission reduction of the generating units in operation, carry out denitrification, desulphurization and capacity upgrade and electrostatic precipitation for generating units step-by-step, in order to ensure the goals set out in the environmental responsibility statement are being accomplished.

Encl: The 2012 consolidated financial information of the Company and its subsidiaries prepared under IFRS.

About the Company

The Company is one of China's largest listed power producers. Currently, the Company controlled generation capacity of 63,857 MW and equity-based generation capacity of 57,273 MW. The power plants of the Company are located in 19 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions in China. The Company also has a wholly-owned power company in Singapore.

For enquiries, please contact:

Huaneng Power International, Inc.
Ms. MENG Jing / Ms. ZHAO Lin
Tel: (8610) 6608 6765 / 6322 6596
Fax: (8610) 6641 2321
Email: zqb@hpi.com.cn

Wonderful Sky Financial Group Limited
Mr. Linda Wong / Ms. Yolanda Wang / Ms. Irene Gao / Ms. Shine Li
Tel: (852) 2851 1038
Fax: (852) 2865 1638
Email: lindawong@wsfg.hk / yolandawang@wsfg.hk / irenegao@wsfg.hk / shineli@wsfg.hk

 

 

 

HUANENG POWER INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS (AUDITED)

AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2012







(Amounts expressed in thousands)








As of


As of


December 31, 2012


December 31, 2011


RMB


US$


RMB







ASSETS                                












Non-current assets






    Property, plant and equipment

177,013,627


28,162,219


177,968,001

    Investments in associates/jointly






        controlled entities

14,596,771


2,322,293


13,588,012

    Available-for-sale financial assets

3,052,822


485,693


2,301,167

    Land use rights

4,297,183


683,666


4,341,574

    Power generation licence

4,084,506


649,830


3,904,056

    Mining rights

1,922,655


305,887


1,922,655

    Deferred income tax assets

532,387


84,701


526,399

    Derivative financial assets

13,723


2,183


16,389

    Goodwill

14,417,543


2,293,778


13,890,179

    Other non-current assets

3,082,894


490,477


2,540,104







        Total non-current assets

223,014,111


35,480,727


220,998,536







Current assets






    Inventories

7,022,384


1,117,235


7,525,621

    Other receivables and assets

2,990,395


475,761


4,600,250

    Accounts receivable

15,299,964


2,434,168


15,377,843

    Trading securities

93,753


14,916


96,154

    Loans to subsidiaries

-


-


-

    Derivative financial assets

55,268


8,793


147,455

    Bank balances and cash

10,624,497


1,690,319


8,670,015







        Total current assets

36,086,261


5,741,192


36,417,338







        Total assets

259,100,372


41,221,919


257,415,874







EQUITY AND LIABILITIES












Capital and reserves attributable to    






equity holders of the Company






    Share capital

14,055,383


2,236,160


14,055,383

    Capital surplus

17,719,077


2,819,040


17,816,495

    Surplus reserves

7,085,454


1,127,270


7,013,849

    Currency translation differences

(35,937)


(5,717)


(570,973)

    Retained earnings






        - Proposed dividend

2,951,631


469,594


702,769

        - Others

14,354,526


2,283,752


11,865,406








56,130,134


8,930,099


50,882,929







Non-controlling interests

9,830,208


1,563,950


8,674,824







        Total equity

65,960,342


10,494,049


59,557,753







Non-current liabilities






    Long-term loans

72,564,824


11,544,797


79,844,872

    Long-term bonds

22,884,688


3,640,870


17,854,919

    Deferred income tax liabilities

2,011,729


320,059


1,993,155

    Derivative financial liabilities

837,005


133,164


578,198

    Other non-current liabilities

1,247,464


198,467


989,357







        Total non-current liabilities

99,545,710


15,837,357


101,260,501

Current liabilities






    Accounts payable and other






        liabilities

19,992,901


3,180,798


25,767,999

    Taxes payables

1,275,430


202,916


1,018,541

    Dividends payable

70,839


11,270


167,643

    Salary and welfare payables

217,967


34,678


230,283

    Derivative financial liabilities

88,641


14,102


35,549

    Short-term bonds

35,449,763


5,639,927


10,262,042

    Short-term loans

27,442,076


4,365,934


43,979,200

    Current portion of long-term loans

9,056,703


1,440,888


14,140,270

    Current portion of long-term bonds

-


-


996,093







        Total current liabilities

93,594,320


14,890,513


96,597,620







        Total liabilities

193,140,030


30,727,870


197,858,121







        Total equity and liabilities

259,100,372


41,221,919


257,415,874













For the convenience of the reader, translation of amounts from Renminbi (RMB) into United States dollars (US$) has been made at the rate of US$1.00=RMB6.2855 announced by the People's Bank of China on December 31, 2012. No representation is made that Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted into United States dollars at that rate as of December 31, 2012, or at any other certain rate.

 

 

HUANENG POWER INTERNATIONAL, INC. AND ITS SUBSIDIARIES

CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME (AUDITED)

FOR THE YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2012

 

 (Amounts expressed in thousands, except per share data)


For the year ended  December 31,


2012


2011


RMB


US$


RMB







Operating revenue                                                           

133,966,659


21,313,604


133,420,769

    Tax and levies on operations

(672,040)


(106,919)


(484,019)







Operating expenses






    Fuel

(82,355,449)


(13,102,450)


(90,546,192)

    Maintenance

(2,846,521)


(452,871)


(2,528,850)

    Depreciation

(11,032,748)


(1,755,270)


(11,866,705)

    Labor

(5,112,484)


(813,377)


(4,621,667)

    Service fees on transmission and transformer






        facilities of HIPDC

(140,771)


(22,396)


(140,771)

    Purchase of electricity

(7,101,878)


(1,129,883)


(8,613,264)

    Others

(7,747,828)


(1,232,651)


(5,871,699)







        Total operating expenses

(116,337,679)


(18,508,898)


(124,189,148)







Profit from operations

16,956,940


2,697,787


8,747,602







Interest income

175,402


27,906


166,183

Financial expenses, net






    Interest expense

(8,897,097)


(1,415,496)


(7,736,186)

    Exchange (loss)/gain and bank

(166,778)


(26,534)


76,474

        charges, net












        Total financial expenses, net

(9,063,875)


(1,442,030)


(7,659,712)

Share of profits of associates/jointly






    controlled entities

622,358


99,015


703,561

Loss on fair value changes of






    financial assets/liabilities

(1,171)


(186)


(727)

Other investment income

187,131


29,772


93,460







Profit before income tax expense

8,876,785


1,412,264


2,050,367







Income tax expense

(2,510,370)


(399,391)


(868,927)







Net profit

6,366,415


1,012,873


1,181,440













Other comprehensive income/ (loss), net of tax






Fair value changes of available-for-sale






    financial asset

98,516


15,674


(233,738)

Share of other comprehensive






    income/(loss) of investees accounted






    under the equity method of accounting

30,070


4,784


(44,928)

Effective portion of cash flow hedges

(325,375)


(51,766)


(409,377)

Translation differences of the financial






    statements of foreign operations

536,231


85,312


(665,745)







Other comprehensive income/ (loss),






    net of tax

339,442


54,004


(1,353,788)







Total comprehensive income/ (loss)

6,705,857


1,066,877


(172,348)







Net profit attributable to:                                                    






    - Equity holders of the Company

5,512,454


877,011


1,180,512

    - Non-controlling interests

853,961


135,862


928








6,366,415


1,012,873


1,181,440







Total comprehensive income/ (loss) attributable to:






    - Equity holders of the Company

5,850,701


930,825


(171,909)

    - Non-controlling interests

855,156


136,052


(439)








6,705,857


1,066,877


(172,348)







Earnings per share attributable to the






    equity holders of the Company






     (expressed in RMB per share)






    - Basic and diluted

0.39


0.06


0.08







Dividends paid

702,867


111,824


2,807,084







Proposed dividend

2,951,631


469,594


702,769







Proposed dividend per share






    (expressed in RMB per share)

0.21


0.03


0.05







For the convenience of the reader, translation of amounts from Renminbi (RMB) into United States dollars (US$) has been made at the rate of US$1.00=RMB6.2855 announced by the People's Bank of China on December 31, 2012. No representation is made that Renminbi amounts could have been, or could be, converted into United States dollars at that rate as of December 31, 2012, or at any other certain rate.

 

SOURCE Huaneng Power International, Inc.




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