Operating figures, equity and financial results for the period
Environment Operating Segment
|Operating figures||U.M.||2018||2017||Change||% Change|
|WTE conferment||kTon||466||459||7||1.5 %|
|Conferment to CDR production plant||kTon||0||0||0||0 %|
|Net Electrical Energy transferred||GWh||355||354||1||0.2 %|
|Waste coming into Orvieto plants||kTon||89||100||(11)||(10.8%)|
|Waste Recovered/Disposed of||kTon||565||518||48||9.2 %|
|Incoming waste composting plants, sludge and liquids disposed of||kt||480||438||42||9.6 %|
|Slag and Ash produced by WTE||kt||86||80||5||6.7 %|
|Operating results and financial position (€ million)||31/12/2018||31/12/17||Change||% Change|
|Operating profit/(loss) (EBIT)||38.4||25.1||13.4||53.2 %|
|Average number of personnel||360||355||5||1.4 %|
|Net financial debt||203.6||195.3||8.3||4.2 %|
|Gross operating profit (EBITDA) (€ million)||2018||2017||Change||% Change|
|Gross operating profit (EBITDA) ENVIRONMENT Area||65.6||64.5||1.1||1.8 %|
|EBITDA GROUP||933.2||840.0||93.3||11.1 %|
|Percentage weight||7.0 %||7.7 %||(0.6 p.p.)|
The Segment closed the financial year 2018 with an EBITDA level of € 65.6 million (+ 1.8%). This performance is mainly attributable to the improvement recorded by Acea Ambiente (+ € 2.1 million) due to both the greater transfers of waste and the greater quantities of electricity sold, and Iseco (+ € 0.3 million), offset in part by Acque Industriali (- € 1.0 million) following the ongoing regulatory uncertainty in the area of sludge recovery, and Aquaser (- € 0.4 million).
The average number of staff as at 31 December 2018 was 360, 5 more than the previous year. The growth is mainly attributable to Acea Ambiente.
The investments in the Segment amount to € 20.0 million, up by € 4.6 compared to the previous year, and refer mainly to the works to expand the Monterotondo Marittimo plant, the works carried out in the WTE plants in Terni and San Vittore, the works on the waste treatment plant and biogas production located in Orvieto and the purchase of industrial land near Chiusi.
The net financial debt of the Segment stands at € 203.6 million (+ €8.3 million). The increase is mainly due to the dynamics of the operating cash flow.