“Another record quarter for NHOA driven by energy storage coupled with a booming EV fastcharging network roll-out:
- revenues as at September 30th reach 100 million at group level, mainly thanks to a 28x growth year-on-year in Energy Storage.
- Atlante further accelerated its infrastructure roll-out with now 1,300 fast and ultra-fast points of charge online and under construction in Southern Europe, with almost 2,000 sites in pipeline.
Execution of the project portfolio in the third quarter is running according to schedule in all 4 continents and this gives visibility towards the high-end of the 140-160 million guidance for 2022 revenues, despite the slower than expected ramp-up in e-Mobility.
The continuous increase in backlog and order intake for NHOA Energy coupled with a stable pipeline of around 1 billion gives visibility on 2023 growth well beyond the macro scenario, confirming Energy Storage as the growth engine of the Group”, commented Carlalberto Guglielminotti, CEO of NHOA Group.
Paris, 13 October 2022 – NHOA (NHOA.PA, formerly Engie EPS) is pleased to release the unaudited Q3 2022 Trading and Operational Update containing the performance indicators as of 30 September 2022.
Notes to the Q3 2022 Trading and Operational Update
(1) Cash and Credit Lines available for withdrawal represents the cash in the bank accounts of NHOA, including cash deposits, coupled with the cash credit facilities approved and not withdrawn and still available as of the relevant reporting date. A portion of the liquid assets serves as cash collateral to guarantee securities on projects in execution.
(2) Backlog means the estimated revenues and other income attributable to (i) purchase orders received, contracts signed and projects awarded (representing 100% of Backlog as of the date hereof), and (ii) Project Development contracts associated with a Power Purchase Agreement, where the agreed value is a price per kWh of electricity and an amount of MW to be installed (nil at the date hereof). When any contract or project has started its execution, the amount recognized as Backlog is computed as (A) the transaction price of the relevant purchase order, contract or project under (i) and (ii) above less (B) the amount of revenues recognized, as of the relevant reporting date, in accordance with IFRS 15 (representing the amount of transaction price allocated to the performance obligations carried out at the reporting date).
(3) 12-month order intake represents the cumulated value of new purchase orders received, contracts signed and projects awarded in the 12 months preceding the relevant reporting date.
(4) Projects Under Development is an indicator representing the capacity equivalent of Backlog, in terms of signed turnkey supply or EPC contracts and therefore excluding Project Development contracts associated with a Power Purchase Agreement, (please see Note (2) above). As of 30 June 2022, 5.6MWh related to the V2G Drosso have been reclassified to EV based & stationary storage equivalent in Atlante, considering that Atlante has started the construction phase (please also refer to Note 10).
(5) Pipeline means the estimate, as of the release date, of the amount of potential projects, tenders and requests for proposal for which NHOA has decided to participate or respond. On a quarterly basis NHOA will disclose in its Trading & Operational Updates the number of projects in which NHOA is officially shortlisted.
(6) Gross Sales including Intercompany (Atlante) refers to revenues recognized by the Global Business Line e-Mobility under Italian GAAP, including intercompany business transaction with Atlante, that are not included in group revenues on a consolidated basis.
(7) Please note that Backlog & Order Intake are not monitored by NHOA at the Global Business Line e-Mobility level, given the strong correlation between sales of charging devices (Points of Charge – “PoC”) and EV sales, which are monitored through the Conversion Rate performance indicator.
(8) Sales are Not Applicable for this Trading and Operational Update, as no material sales figures are expected during the launch phase of Atlante (i.e. throughout 2022).
(9) Utilization Rate is calculated, over the reference period, as the aggregate utilization time of all PoC divided by the aggregate time of availability of the same PoC, expressed as a percentage. Utilization Rate is Not Applicable for this Trading and Operational Update, and first Utilization Rate data will be disclosed when a materiality threshold of n.10 different sites is achieved (in operation for at least 6 months).
(10) Please note that the data in MWh represents the EV based & stationary storage equivalent, i.e. the maximum battery capacity of Vehicle-to-Grid services that can be delivered by the Atlante Network at the relevant reporting date and includes the portion of stationary storage coupled with fastcharging technology in any Atlante charging station or e-Mobility Hub.
(11) Pipeline of New Sites under assessment includes the total number of sites, as of the relevant reporting date, which are actively pursued after prospecting activity and following a first internal screening for high level feasibility. At this point, the full contractual documentation remains to be finalized and signed, all the required permits have not yet been awarded and construction has not started.
(12) of which under development, being a sub-category of “Pipeline of New Sites under assessment”, includes sites for which a more detailed feasibility activity commences, including detailed discussions with site owners and exchange of documentation. For the sites included in the “under development” sub-category there would be a reasonable degree of confidence that they can be converted into fastcharging stations within the next six months (subject to interconnection and timely delivery of hardware).
Please note that the indicators “Contracts Secured” and “Subscriptions/Total PoC” are no longer included as performance indicators in the Quarterly Trading and Operational Update.
As announced on July 14 2022, NHOA has been informed that ENGIE notified Guam Power Authority about the fact that 2019 pricing is no longer sustainable in current market conditions. For this reason, considering that Contracts Secured were almost entirely represented by the tender awarded in Guam to ENGIE, former majority shareholder of NHOA, Contracts secured is no longer included as a performance indicator.
Considering the current market conditions of the energy sector and energy price volatility, commercialization of Subscriptions has been put on hold and, for this reason, the indicator Subscriptions/Total PoC is no longer included in the Quarterly Trading and Operational Update.