TEL-AVIV, Israel, September 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Ellomay Capital Ltd. (NYSEAmex: ELLO) ("Ellomay" or the "Company"), today reported its financial results for the six month period ended June 30, 2011.
- Revenues were approximately $1.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, compared to $0 for the six months ended June 30, 2010. Cost of sales were approximately $0.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, compared to $0 for the six months ended June 30, 2010.
- General and administrative expenses were approximately $1.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2011, compared to approximately $1.3 million for the six months ended June 30, 2010.
- Total comprehensive loss for the period was approximately $2.4 million in the six months ended June 30, 2011, compared to income of approximately $4.8 million in the six months ended June 30, 2010.
- As of September 15, 2011, the Company held approximately $25.1 million in cash and cash equivalents, in addition to approximately $16.4 million in restricted cash and approximately $11.7 million in long term deposits.
The Company further announced that it will file its unaudited condensed consolidated interim financial statements for the six-month period ended June 30, 2011 and related Management's Discussion and Analysis and financial disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission today under Form 6-K. To review this filing, visit the SEC's website at: http://www.sec.gov or the Company's website at: http://www.ellomay.com.
Share Buyback Program
The Company announced today that its Board of Directors approved on September 25, 2011 the repurchase of up to $3 million of its ordinary shares. The authorized repurchases will be made from time to time in the open market. The timing, volume and nature of share repurchases will be at the sole discretion of management, subject to the funds available for share repurchases under the Israeli Companies Law, 1999, and will be dependent on market conditions, the price and availability of the Company's ordinary shares, applicable securities laws and other factors. This buyback program is valid until the end of 2012. No assurance can be given that any particular amount of ordinary shares will be repurchased, the buyback program does not obligate the Company to acquire a specific number of shares in any period, and it may be modified, suspended, extended or discontinued at any time, without prior notice.
Acquisition of Italian PV Plants
The Company further announced today that it has entered into two agreements (the "Agreements") with an Italian contractor in connection with the acquisition of two photovoltaic plants with fixed panel technology and aggregate capacity of approximately 1.9 MWp in the Puglia Region in Italy. Both photovoltaic plants are constructed and were connected to the Italian national grid in June 2011 under the applicable Tariff. In connection with the Agreements, a subsidiary of the Company purchased all outstanding shares of two Italian companies, each of which owns one of the photovoltaic plants. The aggregate cost of the photovoltaic plants is approximately Euro 6.2 million plus applicable VAT. It is the Company's intention to finance the majority of the investment in connection with these photovoltaic plants by obtaining financing from a financial institution.
These photovoltaic plants join the Company's eight existing photovoltaic plants in Italy, four of which are in the Puglia Region and four of which are in the Marche Region. These existing photovoltaic plants, with an aggregate capacity of approximately 8.9 MWp, are producing electricity and are connected to the Italian national grid.
About Ellomay Capital
Ellomay Capital Ltd. is an Israeli company that invests in the energy and infrastructure fields, primarily in Italy and in Israel. The Company's assets include several photovoltaic plants located in the Marche and Puglia Regions in Italy, holdings in the Dorad power plant located in Ashkelon, Israel and contracts to acquire rights in several gas and oil exploration licenses in the Mediterranean sea.
Information Relating to Forward-Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, included in this press release regarding our plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The use of certain words, including the words "estimate," "project," "intend," "expect," "believe" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in our forward-looking statements and you should not place undue reliance on our forward-looking statements. Various important factors could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those that may be expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements, including fluctuations in the market value of our shares, changes in the regulatory provisions applicable to the photovoltaic plants and the terms of the financing that can be procured from financial institutions. These and other risks and uncertainties associated with our business are described in greater detail in the filings we make from time to time with Securities and Exchange Commission, including our Annual Report on Form 20-F. The forward-looking statements are made as of this date and the Company does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
Ellomay Capital Ltd. and its Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position as at
June 30 December 31 2011 2010 ____________ ___________ (Unaudited) (Audited) ____________ ___________ US$ US$ ____________ ___________ thousands thousands ____________ ___________ Assets Cash and cash equivalents 46,669 76,583 Restricted cash 8,548 728 Other receivables 5,205 1,904 Assets attributable to discontinued operations 24 292 ______ ______ Total current assets 60,446 79,507 ______ ______ Advance payments on account of investment - 3,612 Investments in equity accounted investees 10,456 - Property, plant and equipment, net 46,508 21,752 Long-term deposits 1,150 400 Other assets 767 943 ______ ______ Total non-current assets 58,881 26,707 ______ ______ Total assets 119,327 106,214 ======= ======= Liabilities Loans and borrowings 5,281 - Trade payables 5,415 2,820 Accrued expenses and other payables 13,800 9,151 Liabilities attributable to discontinued operations 266 380 ______ ______ Total current liabilities 24,762 12,351 ______ ______ Finance lease obligation 7,814 5,228 Other long-term liabilities 355 14 Excess of losses over investment in equity accounted investee - 55 ______ ______ Total non-current liabilities 8,169 5,297 ______ ______ Total liabilities 32,931 17,648 ====== ====== Equity Share capital 26,180 26,103 Share premium 76,387 76,266 Reserves 2,722 194 Accumulated deficit (18,893) (13,997) ______ ______ Total equity 86,396 88,566 ______ ______ Total liabilities and equity 119,327 106,214 ======= =======
Ellomay Capital Ltd. and its Subsidiaries
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Comprehensive Income (loss)
For the six months ended June 30 ________________________________ 2011 2010 ___________ ____________ (Unaudited) (Unaudited) ___________ ____________ US$ thousands US$ thousands ___________ ____________ Revenues 1,601 - Cost of sales 886 - ______ ______ Gross profit 715 - General and administrative expenses 1,805 1,330 ______ ______ Operating loss (1,090) (1,330) Financing income 345 336 Financing expenses (624) (61) ______ ______ Financing income (expenses), net (279) 275 Share of losses of equity accounted investees (4,641) - ______ ______ Loss before taxes on income from continuing operations (6,010) (1,055) Tax benefit (taxes on income) 1,114 (449) ______ ______ Loss from continuing operations (4,896) (1,504) Profit from discontinued operation - 7,166 ______ ______ Profit (loss) for the period (4,896) 5,662 ====== ====== Other comprehensive income (loss): Foreign currency translation differences from foreign operations 2,528 (888) ______ ______ Total other comprehensive profit (loss) 2,528 (888) ______ ______ Total comprehensive income (loss) for the period (2,368) 4,774 ====== ====== Earnings per share Basic earnings (loss) per share * (0.45) *0.8 Diluted earnings (loss) per share * (0.45) *0.6 Continuing operations Basic loss per share * (0.45) *(0.2) Diluted loss per share * (0.45) *(0.2) Discontinued operation Basic earnings per share - *1.00 Diluted earnings per share - *0.8
* Adjusted for 1:10 reverse split
SOURCE Ellomay Capital Ltd.