EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Orascom Development Holding AG / Key word(s): 9-month
Orascom Development Holding AG: records 33.3% increase in revenues and 219.3%
increase in adjusted EBITDA over the same period last year
19.11.2015 / 07:00
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
ODH ("Orascom Development Holding") (SIX ODHN.SW), (EGX ODHN.EY) has released
its consolidated financial results for its Nine Months ended 30th of September
Orascom Development Holding (ODH) records 33.3% increase in revenues and 219.3%
increase in adjusted EBITDA over the same period last year.
33.3% increase in revenues to reach CHF 246.0 compared to CHF 184.6 million in
9M 2014, with Adjusted EBITDA reaching CHF 79.5 million, a 219.3% increase over
CHF 24.9 million in 9M 2014 Hotels record a noticeable increase of 52.8% in
Adjusted EBITDA to reach CHF 13.6 million compared to CHF 8.9 million in 9M 2014
Signed a new land sub development agreement in Egypt for CHF 19.1 million
Total Real Estate sales for the 9M 2015 increased by 51.5% to CHF 83.3 million
versus CHF 55.0 million in 9M 2014
Altdorf, 19 November 2015 - Orascom Development Holding (ODH) revenues increased
by 33.3% to CHF 246.0 million (9M 2014: CHF 184.6 million), resulting from the
enhanced performance from the hotel segment, real estate unit deliveries in
Egypt and Montenegro, the recognition of the second and third parcels of land
from the first sub-development agreement in EL Gouna with El Sewedy and the new
sub-development concluded with Hassan Allam in El Gouna for CHF 19.1 million in
The net profit attributable to the shareholders of the company reached CHF 3.9
million, hindered by increased losses from the share of associates, mainly
Andermatt Swiss Alpes and Orascom Housing Communities. This compares to CHF 36.4
million in 9M 2014, which included the one-off gains related to the settlement
of the Falcon agreement.
Adjusted EBITDA increased by 219.3% to reach CHF 79.5 million compared to 24.9
million in 9M 2014.
Hotels record a noticeable increase in Adjusted EBITDA reaching CHF 13.6 million
(9M 2014: CHF 8.9 million) despite ongoing travel bans for Taba.
Continued hotel refurbishments, coupled with the reviewed contracting strategy
introduced in 2014 and the opening of new food and beverage outlets across El
Gouna and Makadi hotels led to a 21% increase in TRevPAR values in 9M 2015 over
9M 2014, whereby Occupancy reached 54% vs, 49% in 9M 2014.
Makadi hotels sustained their positive performance, recording a 106% growth in
gross operating profits (GOP) in 3Q 2015 over 3Q 2014. This positive performance
was driven by OHM taking over the hotels' management in February 2015. The
hotels achieved a GOP of CHF 2.5 million, representing a 139% increase in 9M
2015 vs. 9M 2014.
Oman continues to witness a notable improvement whereby GOP grew, reaching CHF
2.6 million in 9M 2015 versus a loss of CHF 0.08 million in 9M 2014.
However, the segment result is still negatively affected by the ongoing bans in
Taba Heights along with the increase of service charge and utility tariffs
imposed by the Government. Nevertheless, we are continuing with our cost cutting
measures. In Taba Heights, we have downsized operations, shutting down 5 hotels
and are only keeping the Sofitel hotel open (442 rooms). In the 9M 2015, GOP
losses generated from Taba Heights hotels alone amounted to CHF 3.4 million.
The Cove Rotana continues to suffer from the effect of the Russian ruble
devaluation. However, we increased our marketing efforts to attract more of the
local and the German speaking markets to compensate for the lost Russian
business. We have also taken some active measures to increase the efficiency of
the segment by converting 79 rooms of the Ocean view hotel in El Gouna into
residential units to be sold. By the end of the period, ODH operated a total of
7,541 hotel rooms.
Real Estate sales continue to improve recording an increase of 51.5% over the
same period last year to reach CHF 83.3 million (9M 2014: CHF 55.0 million)
In Egypt, we continued to build on the success of the earlier launched Joubal
projects in El Gouna and were able to expand on the existing brand and launch
new phases for a total inventory of USD 50 million.
We are also accelerating our construction activities across all projects.
Construction progress has reached 50% for Joubal, which was launched in November
2014. Delivery is expected to occur 6 months ahead of schedule. This will allow
for an earlier recognition of revenues and earlier cash collection of the 10%
client delivery payment.
We are working on introducing new products in Makadi, including single family
homes that haven't been introduced so far. In parallel, we are also speeding up
the construction activity in the destination starting with the club house
facility and we are planning to deliver two apartments buildings in 2017.
In Oman, sales are starting to pick up amid advanced construction progresses of
the first 9 holes of the Sifah's golf course. We are also accelerating the real
estate unit deliveries and working on a new marketing campaign for Salalah and
In Montenegro, sales have continued the positive trend following the official
launch party of the destination in August. Clients used their homes for the
first summer this year and we were able to deliver 11 units during the last
Real Estate segment revenue reached CHF 55.4 million vs. CHF 60.9 million in 9M
2014. Total deferred revenue from real estate that is yet to be recognized until
2019 increased by 13.2% and reached CHF 143.9 million in 9M 2015 versus CHF
127.1 million in 9M 2014.
Outlook for FY 2015
We are continuing with our land bank monetization strategy bringing in potential
investors to invest in value adding projects in our destinations.
We are planning to introduce a new rental management program with the new Water
Side Condos project, which is planned to be launched in El Gouna during 4Q 2015.
The development will include a sellable inventory of USD 30 million. We are also
progressing with the construction activity that started in the Makadi and Fayoum
destinations. In Montenegro, we have started the construction of the new
apartment buildings comprising 48 apartments and we are planning to partially
open the marina in the summer of 2017. In Oman, we are progressing with the
launch of phase 1 of the Sifah Golf course, expediting unit deliveries and
revisiting the master plans for Salalah and Sifah to optimize more land use.
We are on track with the construction of the Ancient Sands hotel in El Gouna,
the Byoum hotel in El Fayoum, the Al Fanar Hotel in Oman and the Cove Extension
in UAE. All hotels are planned to open by 1Q 2016. The extent of the impact
expected on our hotels operations post the recent events in Sharm El Sheikh is
still unclear. Although the Group's portfolio does not include hotels in Sharm
El Sheikh, yet, the Russian market represented 37% of Makadi's guests in 1H
2015. Accordingly, we are planning to compensate the lost business from other
source markets and we will continue to cut more on costs in Taba until the
situation returns back to normal.
The associated financial statements and presentation can be found on Orascom
Developments' website www.orascomdh.com under the Investor Relations section.
Telephone conference today at 2:00 pm CET A telephone conference for analysts
and investors will be held in English today at 2:00 pm CET. CEO Samih O.
Sawiris, CFO Eskandar Tooma and Chief Hotel Officer Abdelhamid Abouyoussef will
present the 9M 2015 results and will be available to answer questions. A
registration is not required.
Dial-in details are as follows:
* Password: 93517883
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* Egypt Toll Free: 0800 000 0798
* UK Toll Free: 0800 376 7922
* US Toll Free: 1866 966 1396
A replay of the conference call will be available for one week with the
following dial in details:
* Access Code: 93517883
* International Replay #: +44 1452 550 000 * UK Local Call Replay #: 08717
000 145 * USA Toll Free Replay#: 1866 247 42 22
About Orascom Development Holding AG
Orascom Development is a leading developer of fully integrated destinations that
include hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure facilities such as golf
courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. Orascom Development's
diversified portfolio of destinations is spread over eight jurisdictions (Egypt,
UAE, Jordan, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro and United Kingdom), with a
primary focus on touristic destinations. The Group currently operates seven
destinations; three in Egypt El Gouna, Taba Heights and Makadi, The Cove in
United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Salalah Beach in Oman and Andermatt in
Switzerland. Orascom Development has a dual listing, with a primary listing on
the SIX Swiss Exchange and a secondary listing on the EGX Egyptian Exchange
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