Arise - Similar to Q1, but with softer wind conditions
Q2 report due on 20 July at 08:00 CET We lower ‘21e EBIT by 5%, impact from lower production Fair value range of SEK 49-114 reiterated Q2’21 expectations We expect Q2 sales of SEK 43m, up 42% y-o-y (29% from development and solutions and 71% from own power production). Company announcements during the quarter indicate that own power production will amount to c. 61 GWh in Q2, 16% below the quarter’s budget of c. 72 GWh due to softer than normal wind conditions.
As a result of lower electricity production and higher market prices for electricity (+170% y-o-y in price areas SE3 and SE4 where Arise’s own farms are located), we expect own production sales of SEK 30m. We estimate development and solution sales of SEK 13m, supported by revenue recognition from construction of the Skaftåsen project and an additional income (ABGSCe SEK 3m) from the sale of project Bröcklingeberget. We forecast group EBIT of SEK 7m, for a margin of 15.3% (-41.3%), and net income of SEK -4m (-27m).
Last week, Arise announced that it has received an environmental permit for the c. 300 MW Kölvallen project; this has no impact on our estimates but is positive for the project development. Minor estimate changes We keep our estimates relatively intact at this stage and make only minor estimate changes ahead of the Q2 report.
The company’s latest statements pointed to a different start for revenue recognition from the sale of the Ranasjö- and Salsjöhöjden project (about 240 MW) than the previous announcement. As such, we reallocate this revenue from the previous Q2’21 to Q3’21. Other estimate changes stem from weaker than expected winds and slightly lower additional income from Bröcklingeberget.
Strong pipeline for ’22-23e, maintain range of SEK 49-114 Although we have seen a challenging start to 2021, we believe Arise’s project portfolio of roughly 1.4 GW presents a good foundation for growth. Together with higher market prices for electricity, we e....