- 23 April 2021
- Posted by: eyath-news
- Category: All News
EYATH maintained a consistently high turnover and dividend yield during the financial year 2020, a recessionary year for the turnovers of most companies due to the pandemic and the reduction of professional activities.
In particular, according to the data of the financial statements for the year 2020 that were presented today to the financial analysts, the group’s turnover amounted to 72 million euros compared to 72.7 million in the corresponding fiscal year, a decrease of 1.07 %. The cost of sales amounted to 44.3 million euros compared to 43.6 million in 2019, recording an increase of 1.54%. The group’s pre-tax profits reached 16.7 million euros compared to 20.65 million (decrease of 19.09%), while post-tax profits amounted to 11.9 million euros from 14.65 million, recording a decrease of 19,03%. The gross profit for the year reached 27.6 million euros compared to 29 million in the previous year (decrease of 4.98%). Also, the profit before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) of the group during the current year amounted to 22.6 million compared to 25.9 million euros, a decrease of 12.8%.
- As of December 31st, 2020, the group’s cash and cash equivalents amounted to 81.9 million compared to 75.8 million on December 31st, 2019 (increase of 8.01%).
- the proposed dividend (subject to the approval of the General Meeting of June) is € 0.223 / share and the dividend yield is 5.41%.
The expected reduction of industrial and professional consumption due to the pandemic, as well as the increased provision for charge-offs affected profitability, while energy costs also increased due to the reduction of the PPC consequence discount (from 15% to 5%).
“In 2020, we focused on the threefold, environment – society – corporate governance, we ensured the resilience of our operations, the health and safety policies of our employees and created a positive impact on the local community in conditions of health and economic crisis. Human-centered synergies and partnerships, such as the detection of viral load in wastewater in collaboration with the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the reduction of our water and environmental footprint in the up-coming years, the culture of sustainable development for the benefit of the local community and shareholders “As it is obvious, the whole planning and implementation of our projects run through us”, pointed out the president of EYATH, Agis Papadopoulos.
“In the previous financial year and having already gone through the 1st quarter of this year with the pandemic still in progress, we can say with certainty that we have succeeded in starting projects vital to EYATH and the daily life of our fellow citizens, from the expansion of the water refinery of Aliakmonas and the ongoing repair of the aqueduct of Aravissos to the completion of the remote control system of our urban network “, pointed out the managing director of EYATH, Anthimos Amanatidis.
As he pointed out in today’s presentation, EYATH’s investment projects to be done, also include the energy and operational upgrade of the “Aenea” Wastewater Treatment Plant in tourist areas (budget project of 7.7 million euros, with provision for the creation of a 800KW solar panels), the preparation for the operation of an integrated remote control system – remote supervision of sewerage pumping stations (budget project 1.4 million euros), as well as the implementation of an integrated customer service and pricing system (budget 4.9 million euros) for the full digital transition of the company .