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Italgas: consolidated results as at 31 march 2024 approved

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Milan, 14 May 2024 - The Italgas’ Board of Directors, which met yesterday chaired by Benedetta Navarra, has approved the consolidated results as of 31 March 2024 (unaudited).


  • Total revenues: € 431.3 million (-10.1% as a result of the reduction in energy efficiency activities connected with Superbonus)
  • Gas distribution regulated revenues: € 403.5 million (+11.2%)
  • EBITDA: € 325.7 million (+9.6%)
  • EBIT: € 192.7 million (+11.7%)
  • Net profit attributable to the Group: € 117.6 million (+13.5%)
  • Technical investments: € 160.9 million
  • Cash flow from operating activities: € 342.2 million
  • Net financial debt (excluding the effects pursuant to IFRS 16): € 6,452.1 million
  • Net financial debt: € 6,546.3 million
  • Scope 1 and 2 emissions: 23.7 103 tCO2 eq (-4.0%)
  • Net energy consumption: 147.9 TJ (-14.2%)

The results achieved in the first three months of 2024, with net profit attributable to the Group of € 117.6 million (+13.5%) confirm the growth path marked out in the 2023-2029 Strategic Plan and offset the contraction of the component deriving from the Group’s ESCo activities.

Total revenues came to € 431.3 million as a result of the increase in gas distribution regulated revenues (+11.2% compared with the same period of 2023), which offset the decline in other revenues, which dropped by € 89.3 million, mainly due to the reduction in revenues relating to energy efficiency activities, due in particular to the fading of the so called "Superbonus" boost. In this scenario, Geoside is now focused on increasing the pipeline of industrial efficiency projects and on integrating the offer for the residential sector.

In Italy, the repurposing and the digital transformation of the gas network continues, the main enabler of the ecological transition, whilst in Greece, development of the distribution grid proceeds; the procedure for the integration of the recently acquired water companies into the Group has begun.

During the first quarter of 2024, technical investments were made for an amount of € 160.9 million and 175 km of gas distribution pipelines were laid (of which 104 operating and 98 in Greece). In addition, February 2024 also saw around 900 km of pipelines enter the consolidation area in relation to the Belluno ATEM. Investments, which reflect a different monthly progression from 2023, are expected to accelerate during the year.

EBITDA for the first three months of 2024 came to € 325.7 million, up +9.6% compared to 31 March 2023, also following the improvement in the regulated gas distribution WACC in Italy. Net profit attributable to the Group totalled € 117.6 million, a +13.5% increase compared to 31 March 2023.

Cash flow from operating activities amounted to € 342.2 million, up € 235.0 million compared with the previous year, as the temporary phenomena that had impacted the first quarter of 2023 have now been reabsorbed. The cash flow from operations made it possible to fully finance net investments generating a free cash flow before M&A transactions of € 140.8 million.

The Group's commitment towards the continuous improvement of its environmental performance progresses, with a 4.0% reduction in Scope 1 and 2 emissions compared with the previous quarter, driven by the decline in net energy consumption (-14.2%).

Paolo Gallo, CEO of Italgas, commented:

 The results achieved in this first quarter allow Italgas to start the 2024 committed to the solidity.

 The economic-financial indicators have recorded excellent growth, in many cases in double digits.

 The most important results include EBITDA, which increased by 9.6%, rising to € 325.7 million and Group Net Profit, which approached € 120 million, up 13.5% compared to the first quarter of last year. More than € 160 million have been invested to give a further boost to the development and digital transformation of the networks and systems in both Italy and Greece, in support of the ecological transition to net zero.

 With the commitment of all Italgas’ people and the entire chain of suppliers, we continue to to constantly improve the technologies that will allow us to accelerate the decarbonisation of consumption and energy savings in support of the sustainable development of the territories and the growth in value of the Group”.

1 The consolidated balance sheet and income statement of the Italgas Group at 31 March 2024 reflects the effects of the first consolidation, starting 30 January 2024, of Acqua Campania and subsidiaries; instead, the data relating to Scope 1 and 2 emissions and net energy consumption does not include Acqua Campania.