Orascom Development Holding AG

EQS-Adhoc: Orascom Development Holding AG: The Group improved the operational performance in all business segments across Egypt and Oman. Yet, the significant devaluation of the Egyptian pound of more than 50% in November 2016 had a negative translati...


EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Orascom Development Holding AG / Key word(s): Quarter
Results/Quarter Results
Orascom Development Holding AG: The Group improved the operational performance
in all business segments across Egypt and Oman. Yet, the significant devaluation
of the Egyptian pound of more than 50% in November 2016 had a negative
translation effect on the Q1 2017 income statement that is reported in Swiss
Francs.

16-May-2017 / 07:00 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR
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The Group improved the operational performance in all business segments across
Egypt and Oman. Yet, the significant devaluation of the Egyptian pound of more
than 50% in November 2016 had a negative translation effect on the Q1 2017
income statement that is reported in Swiss Francs.
 Revenues reached CHF 52.5 million vs. CHF 61.2 million in Q1 2016, despite the
EGP devaluationGross profit was doubled to reach CHF 7.0 million vs. to CHF 3.5
million in Q1 2016Significant increase in the hotels' segment performance across
all destinationsA 310% increase in El Gouna Hotels Gross Operating Profits
(GOP)Net real estate sales of CHF 15.9 million
 
 
Altdorf/Cairo, 16 May 2017 - In local currency, the results and operational
performance of the largest Egyptian subsidiary of the Group (Orascom Hotels and
Development) improved significantly in Q1 2017, whereby revenues increased by
73.9% compared to Q1 2016. However, the significant devaluation of the Egyptian
pound in November 2016 of more than 50% affected ODH's income statement that is
reported in Swiss Francs.  Consequently, total revenues decreased by 14.2% to
reach CHF 52.5 million after its translation compared to CHF 61.2 million in Q1
2016.
 
Gross profit doubled to reach CHF 7.0 million in Q1 2017 compared to CHF 3.5
million in Q1 2016 and the net loss attributable to shareholders for the
reporting period amounted to CHF 13.2 million vs. a net loss of CHF 26.4 million
in Q1 2016. Adjusted EBITDA for the period reached CHF 4.8 million.  
 
A promising start to the year for the hotels segment with a 13.7% increase in
revenues to CHF 30.8 million and a 88.5% increase in gross operating profits
(GOP) to CHF 11.5 million compared to CHF 6.1 million in Q1 2016.
 
In Egypt, the Tourism sector is starting to pick up despite the continuing
travel bans inflicted by most of the European countries to Sinai Peninsula and
Sharm El Sheikh. In Q1 2017 number of tourists has increased by 51.0% to reach
1,738,000 tourists compared to 1,150,715 tourists in Q1 2016. 
 
In El Gouna, we successfully implemented a new hotel management strategy in
January 2017 coupled with renovations of some of the hotels in the destination.
 The new strategy triggered a boost in operational efficiency levels and led to
higher bottom line results.  The occupancy rate increased by 36.5% to reach 71%
vs. 52% in Q1 2016 and GOP surged by 310% from CHF 1.0 million in Q1 2016 to CHF
4.1 million in Q1 2017. 
 
In Taba Heights, we re-opened 100 rooms in the El Wekala Golf Resorts out of the
hotels existing 215 rooms. To date, we have a total of 818 operating rooms in
Taba Heights out of 2,365 rooms compared to only 442 rooms operating in Q1 2016.
Occupancy for the operating hotels reached 23% vs. 15% in Q1 2016, we also
managed to cut GOP losses from CHF 0.8 million in Q1 2016 to CHF 0.3 million in
Q1 2017.
In Fayoum, the Byoum Lakeside Hotel continued its positive momentum since its
soft opening in September 2016 and reported an occupancy of 55% during Q1 2017.

The Gulf hotels in Oman and UAE continued their positive momentum and witnessed
a notable boost in their performance recording a 23.2% increase in GOP growing
from CHF 5.6 million to CHF 6.9 million in Q1 2017. Their contribution to the
total segment revenues continued to increase to reach CHF 17.9 million
representing 58.1% out of a total segment revenue of CHF 30.8 million in Q1
2017.  At Hawana Salalah, the successful European market penetration and the
growing demand from the regional market, allowed a GOP growth of 62.5% from CHF
2.4 million to CHF 3.9 million in Q1 2017 and occupancy rates reached 96% vs.
86% in Q1 2016.

Similarly, in the UAE, The Cove Rotana continued its positive momentum with an
increase in occupancy rate to reach 89% in Q1 2017 vs. 77% in Q1 2016.  In
addition, we finalized the construction of the new 145 rooms of the hotel thus
bringing the total number of hotel rooms to 491.
Overall, total hotel segment revenues increased by 13.7% to CHF 30.8 million in
Q1 2017 vs. CHF 27.1 million in Q1 2016 while the Adjusted EBITDA recorded a
notable increase of 220.7% to CHF 9.3 million compared to CHF 2.9 million in Q1
2016.

Net contracted sales of CHF 15.9 million with more contributions coming from El
Gouna, Egypt and Sifah, Oman.

El Gouna continued to be the most important contributor to the Group's sales
value. Net Sales reached CHF 10.1 million in Q1 2017 vs. CHF 9.5 million in Q1
2016.
 
The increase came on the back of the new product offerings that included
serviced hotel apartments in the Fanadir, Bellevue and Mosaique hotels. Building
on the great success of the "Tawila" real estate project we launched the second
phase in April 2017 with a total inventory of USD 22.0 million and managed to
sell more than 33.0% of the project to date.
 
In April 2017, we successfully launched phase one of the first co-working area
outside of Cairo under the name of G-Space located in El Gouna. The complex
offers flexible private office spaces which are already rented out in addition
to co-working membership packages. 4 new high standard squash courts have been
built and now available for El Gouna residents and visitors.
 
In Jebel Sifah, Oman, sales continued to rise on the back of the success of a
new real estate project that was launched in November 2016 with a total
inventory of CHF 21.4 million. ODH managed to sell more than 85.5% of the total
project till May 2017.  Net sales increased by 83.3% to reach CHF 5.5 million
compared to CHF 3.0 million in Q1 2016. We also finalized the 9 holes golf
course.
 
In Lu?tica Bay, Montenegro we are continuing with the construction of (F&G)
buildings to be finalized in May and June 2017 and we also started the
construction of the Chedi Hotels in March 2017, expected to be finalized in July
2018.
 
Total real estate revenues reached CHF 12.3 million in Q1 2017 vs. CHF 21.7
million in Q1 2016. Total deferred revenue from real estate that is yet to be
recognized until 2019 reached CHF 130.5 million in Q1 2017 compared to CHF 132.2
million in Q1 2016.  
 
Outlook for FY 2017
 
Real Estate
 
In El Gouna, ODH is building on the strong base and current positive momentum
and plans to launch a new project with an expected inventory of USD 25.0
million. In Fayoum, new products with a total inventory of CHF 3.4 million in Q2
2017 will be launched. In Oman, capitalizing on the great success of Phase 1 of
Golf Lake Residence real estate project we are planning to launch the second
phase of project in October 2017. In Hawana Salalah, we are finalizing the
design for a new real estate projects to be launched during 2017. In addition,
we will continue with the construction of the water park project in Hawana
Salalah.
 
Hotels
 
In El Gouna, we are undergoing renovation works across the majority of our
hotels to further upgrade the destination's positioning. With demand recently
picking up in Taba Heights, opening additional rooms is being considered. In
Montenegro, construction of the 5-star Chedi Hotel in Lu?tica Bay is expected to
start during the first half of 2017, with plans to be opened in July 2018. In
Hawana Salalah, we are capitalizing on the huge demand that is acknowledged for
our Hotels and planning to add 96 new rooms to Fanar Hotel (to reach 398) and 20
new rooms to Rotana Hotel (to reach 420). 
 
EDRs Delisting Update
 
In light of the delisting of the ODH's EDRs from the Egyptian Stock Exchange,
the OPR (Operation Program) session has opened on May 11th, 2017 for 5 working
days - to close on May 17th, 2017 after the EGX committee approved to proceed
with the process.

Presentation

The associated financial statements and presentation can be found under the IR
section of Orascom Developments' website under the following links:
https://www.orascomdh.com/en/investor-relations/financial-statements.html
https://www.orascomdh.com/en/investor-relations/financial-reports.html
 
Telephone conference today at 4:00 pm CET/CLT (Zurich and Cairo Time)
Orascom Development invites you to its Q1 2017 results conference call on 16 May
2017 at 4:00 pm CET/CLT (Zurich and Cairo Time). The call will start by a
presentation from the CEO Khaled Bichara and the CFO Ashraf Nessim, followed by
a Q&A session.  A registration is not required.
Conference password: 94037395International: +44 (0) 1452 555 566Switzerland Toll
Free: 0800 828 006Switzerland Local Number: 0315 800 059Egypt Toll Free: 0800
000 0318UK Toll Free: 0800 694 0257US Toll Free: 1866 966 9439A replay of the
conference call will be available for two weeks with the following dial in
details:Access Code: # 94037395International: +44 (0) 1452 55 00 00UK National:
08717000145US Toll Free: 1866 247 4222Available until 30 May 2017About 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 seven jurisdictions (Egypt,
UAE, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro and United Kingdom), with primary
focus on touristic destinations. The Group currently operates ten destinations;
five in Egypt (El Gouna, Taba Heights, Fayoum Makadi, and Harram City), The Cove
in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Hawana Salalah in Oman, Lu?tica Bay
in Montenegro and Andermatt in Switzerland

Contact for Investors:                                                          
                                             
Sara El Gawahergy                                                             
Head of Investor Relations                                               
                               
Tel: +20 224 61 89 61
Tel: +41 418 74 17 11                                                           
                             
Email:ir@orascomdh.com

Contact for Media Relations:
Philippe Blangey
Partner
Dynamics Group AG
Tel: +41 432 68 32 35
Email:prb@dynamicsgroup.ch

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performance is not a guide to future performance. Please also note that interim
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requiring advice should consult an independent adviser.

 
 

 

 

 
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Language: English

Company:  Orascom Development Holding AG

          Gotthardstraße 12

          6460 Altdorf

          Switzerland

Phone:    +41 41 874 17 17

Fax:      +41 41 874 17 07

E-mail:ir@orascomdh.com

Internet: www.orascomdh.com

ISIN:     CH0038285679

Valor:    A0NJ37

Listed:   SIX Swiss Exchange



 

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