Orascom Development Holding AG

EQS-Adhoc: Orascom Development Holding AG: Gives Guidance for 1H 2015, and Reports 1H 2015 Audited Results for its Egyptian Largest Subsidiary; Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD)

EQS Group-Ad-hoc: Orascom Development Holding AG / Key word(s):
Orascom Development Holding AG: Gives Guidance for 1H 2015, and
Reports 1H 2015 Audited Results for its Egyptian Largest Subsidiary;
Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD)

16.08.2015 / 08:00
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 KR.
The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.


Orascom Development Holding (ODH) Gives Guidance for 1H 2015, and Reports
1H 2015 Audited Results for its Egyptian Largest Subsidiary; Orascom Hotels
and Development (OHD)

Orascom Development Holding continues its positive performance in 1H 2015.
Revenues are expected to grow by 35-40% compared to 1H 2014 and the
Adjusted EBITDA is expected to be within the range of CHF 46.5 to 47.5
million. The full-fledged 1H 2015 financial results & statements will be
published as announced on the 20th of August. Management will also hold the
earnings conference call on the same day at 2.00pm CET.

We have attached below Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD)'s 1H 2015
earnings release as reported on the Egyptian Stock Exchange.

Orascom Hotels and Development; Egypt's Premier Resort Developer continues
to report a strong set of operating and financial results

Robust operational growth across all business segments with net profit of
EGP 167.1 million attributable to shareholders of the company versus a loss
of EGP 41.6 million in 1H 2014.
Solid execution of the land monetization strategy recorded a boosT in
EBITDA margin to reach 41%, value of EGP 383.3 million (1H 2014: EGP 198.5
Total sales for the 1H 2015 increased by 228% to EGP 503.7 million versus
EGP 153.3 million in 1H 2014, marking the success of the company's new real
estate and development strategy.

Cairo, 16 August 2015 - Orascom Hotels and Development (OHD) revenues
increased by 25.0% to EGP 937.2 million (1H 2014: EGP 750.2 million),
resulting from the continued positive performance of the hotel segment
along with the recognition of the second and third parcels of land from the
sub-development agreement. The EBITDA for the period was EGP 383.3 million
vs EGP 198.5 million in 1H 2014.

Real Estate sales records a huge increase of 228% over the same period last
year to reach EGP 503.7 million (1H 2014: EGP 153.3 million) which also
entails an increase of 26% more than the full year 2014 sales.

The successful outcome resulting from the first implementations of the new
real estate strategy was strongly witnessed during 2Q 2015, whereby net
sales in 2Q 2015 alone increased by 307% to reach EGP 388.0 million vs. EGP
86.8 million in 2Q 2014.

The model proved successful with the launch of "Joubal Lagoons" project in
El Gouna, in early April of this year, which is now sold out. The project
offered a diversification of the usual product mix, serving a larger pool
of clientele by offering a range of price-bracket and different units to
include apartments, twin houses and villas.  The value of units sold in El
Gouna witnessed a 237% increase to reach EGP 481.4 versus EGP 142.7 million
in 1H 2014.

Real Estate segment revenue reached EGP 145.2 million vs. EGP 350.0 million
in 1H 2014. Total deferred revenue from real estate that is yet to be
recognized until 2017 has increased by 130% to reach EGP 685.9 million in
1H 2015 versus EGP 298.1 million in 1H 2014.

Hotels EBITDA increased by 77% reaching EGP 13.8 million (1H 2014: EGP 7.8
million) despite the ongoing bans on Taba.

The signed commitment deals with the tour operators in addition to the new
yielding strategy & pricing protocol that was introduced in 2014, afforded
a 40% increase in occupancy rates during 2Q 2015 to reach 56% versus 43% in
2Q 2014. This improvement has reflected positively on the total revenue of
the segment which recorded an increase of 18% to reach EGP 272.7 million in
1H 2015 versus EGP 231.3 million in 1H 2014, in spite of the security
challenges that Egypt has been confronting.
The increased cooperation with FTI and the launch of El Gouna- FTI joint
marketing campaign, facilitated an 80% growth in FTI's room night in 2Q
2015 over 2Q 2014.  A notable boost was witnessed in the performance of
Makadi Hotels, after several management restructuring, increasing the
average occupancy rate of the 3 hotels in the destination from 45% in 2Q
2014 to 75% in 2Q 2015,  with a 300% increase in the hotels gross operating
profits in 2Q 2015 over 2Q 2014. Taba Heights continued to operate at 50%
of its capacity and is still suffering from the European Countries' travel
bans on the region, ultimately affecting the total segment's profitability
Occupancy rates for the 1H 2015 reached 49% compared to 40% in 1H 2014 and
the TRevPAR (Total Revenues per Available Room) increased by 33.1% to EGP
285 compared to EGP 214 over the same period. By the end of the peroid, OHD
operated a total of 6,036 hotel rooms.

Outlook for FY 2015

Land Segment
Under the strategic notion of accelerating the monetization of our land
bank, OHD is currently holding advanced negotiations with a sub-developer
to develop a new land parcel in El Gouna within the range of 100,000 m2

Real Estate
We are planning to launch total inventory of USD 50 million during the 3Q
and 4Q 2015 from new launches in El Gouna. We are working on reviving the
Makadi and Fayoum destinations. In Makadi, we have signed two new contracts
with an external developer for EGP 15 million, to manage the destination's
existing retail outlets and build its club house facility we are also
planning to open the destination's first school. We are also finalizing the
construction of the villas in Byoum, Al Fayoum with expected delivery
during 1Q 2016.

Finalizing the construction of Ancient Sands Hotel in El Gouna, and Byoum
Hotel in El Fayoum , planned to open by end of 1Q 2016.


Contact Investor Relations
Sara El Gawahergy  +41 418 74 17 11

Contact Media Relations

End of ad hoc announcement

Additional features:

Document: http://n.equitystory.com/c/fncls.ssp?u=OUGOBMKQQH
Document title: ODH PRELIMINARY 1H2015 GUIDANCE AND OHD 1H 2015


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Language:    English
Company:     Orascom Development Holding AG
             Gotthardstraße 12
             6460 Altdorf
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:      Foreign Exchange(s) SIX

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