NIEUWEGEIN, the Netherlands, July 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Higher operating profit for 1st half-year: € 8 million (1st half-year 2010: € 6 million)
- Profit for the 1st half-year up: € 4 million (1st half-year 2010: € 2 million)
- 1st half-year revenue in line: € 608 million (1st half-year 2010: € 625 million)
- Stable order book: € 1.7 billion (1st half-year 2010: € 1.7 billion)
- Forecast for 2011 upheld: operating profit of approximately € 15 million - € 20 million
1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 608 625 1 359 EBIT 8 6 18 Margin 1.3% 1.0% 1.3% Profit before income tax 5 2 11 Profit for the period 4 2 7 Order book 1 716 1 684 1 841 Shareholders' equity 160 155 161 Capital ratio equity-method 19% 20% 20%
Results on target
Ballast Nedam has had a good first half-year in a difficult market with increasing competition and price pressure. We foresee no change in this situation in the near future. The recent reduction in the transfer tax rate will help improve housing market performance, with benefits working through in due course to the construction of new homes. Ballast Nedam achieved revenue and profit approximately in line with those for the first half-year of 2010. Net profit improved by € 2 million to € 4 million. The satisfactory results achieved in several large multiyear projects endorses Ballast Nedam's strategy of focusing on integrated projects and niche markets such as industrial construction, hospitals, offshore wind turbines, secondary raw materials and alternative fuels. The concomitant introduction of the cluster structure, which will enable Ballast Nedam to act more as a single entity when bidding for integrated projects, is proceeding well. The main repercussions of the poor market conditions were on the profits of the regional companies, property development and the prefabricated concrete companies.
The Board of Management is upholding the profit forecast for 2011 that was announced earlier, of an operating profit of between approximately € 15 million and € 20 million on a largely unchanged revenue.
Ballast Nedam's strategy is to focus on integrated contracts and the niche markets of industrial construction, hospitals, offshore wind turbines, secondary raw materials and alternative fuels.
Ballast Nedam is engaged in development, construction, management and recycling in the horizontal value chain, which we refer to as life cycle management of the home environment. Ballast Nedam aspires to a more substantial role in the development of projects and longer-term involvement in management, maintenance and operation. The supply and specialized companies deliver competitive advantage through innovation, cost leadership and purchasing strength from the vertical value chain to the total solutions. The strategic focus is shifting Ballast Nedam's range of services towards specific product-market combinations with a higher added value.
Our creative sustainable total solutions deliver quality, and are oriented to customers and the environment.
New reporting structure
At the start of this year Ballast Nedam brought the organization structure more in line with the strategy of consolidating its position on the growing integrated contracts market. This is the structure that will enable Ballast Nedam to achieve this ambition as a company with integrated operations and clustered supporting services. Starting with these half-year figures, Ballast Nedam will increase transparency by reporting based on the operating segments Infrastructure, Building and Development, Specialized Companies, and Supplies, as opposed to two divisions.
The Infrastructure segment comprises the companies in the horizontal chain that develop, build and manage infrastructure projects, industrial construction, offshore wind turbine projects and international projects.
The Building and Development segment comprises the companies in the horizontal chain that develop, build and manage property projects in the Netherlands.
The Specialized Companies segment comprises the companies in the vertical value chain that provide specializedproducts and services on a project basis, such as engineering, construction trenches, energy concepts, environmental consultancy and engineering, prestressing, green space and asphalt.
The Supplies segment comprises the companies in the vertical value chain that extract and recycle raw materials and supply industrially prefabricated concrete products.
Ballast Nedam Concessies and Ballast Nedam Beheer, both of which are important for infrastructure and property PPP projects alike, have been included under Infrastructure and Building and Development on a fifty-fifty basis.
1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 251 237 534 EBIT 11 4 10 Margin 4.4% 1.8% 1.8% Order book 858 686 986 Assets 390 316 362
The Infrastructure segment's performance was excellent in the first half-year. Revenue rose by 6% to € 251 million and profit increased from € 4 million for the first half of 2010 to € 11 million. Although the volume in the infrastructure market remained reasonable, the picture of increasing competition and price pressure is unchanged.
The main contributions to the high profit achieved by the ongoing major projects for the first half-year were from industrial construction, offshore wind turbines and international projects. Almost the entire forecast profit for 2011 was achieved in the first half-year because of the multiyear projects that are approaching completion, such as the Nuon Eemshaven power plant in Groningen. The production and profit contribution from major projects for the second half-year will consequently be lower. There is revenue from multiyear projects that are now in the initial stages, such as the major tunnel and property project for the A2 in Maastricht and the major PPP project for the Vaanplein-Maasvlakte section of the A15 .
The heavy lift vessel Svanen installed 51 foundations in the first half-year for the Walney II Offshore Wind Farm in the Irish Sea off the English coast. A start will be made in late 2011 on installing foundations for the 111-turbine Anholt offshore wind farm in Denmark. The prospects for acquiring offshore wind turbine projects and deployment of the heavy lift vessel Svanen continue to be good for the next few years.
A positive contribution to profit from the regional companies was hampered by the normal seasonal pattern and price pressure. The regional companies are still largely dependent on public tenders for smaller traditional contracts from local authorities, for which competition and price pressure are most intense. The regional companies will accordingly shift their focus even more to projects to be implemented in new contract forms, in which sustainability is often a key issue. A good example is Ballast Nedam's winning solution for a green and natural second lock chamber for the Johan Friso lock in Stavoren. The contract included an information centre and 20 years of maintenance in addition to the lock expansion. The contract has a value of € 19 million. The project was won because of the distinctiveness of the design in terms of sustainability and spatial quality.
The order book grew relative to the first half-year of 2010 by € 172 million to € 858 million through the acquisition in the second half of last year of the major PPP project for the Vaanplein-Maasvlakte section of the A15.
Ballast Nedam has recently signed a € 32 million contract with the Ministry of Public Works in Surinam for the design and construction of the Carolina bridge over the Surinam river. Financial close is expected to be reached on 1 August. This project has yet to be entered into the order book.
There are several PPP tenders in the infrastructure market in the coming year. Ballast Nedam is seeking prequalification for the 39-kilometre Assen-Zuidbroek section of the N33 and the A1-A6 link from Diemen to Almere. Ballast Nedam is part of a consortium that has prequalified to bid for the complete system of two tram lines in the city of Groningen.
CNG has made good progress in the first half-year on adding 9 stations to the national network of predominantly green natural gas filling stations. The meter now stands at 50 stations, 5 of which are under construction. It costs less to run vehicles on natural gas than other fuels. Natural gas-fuelled vehicles are quieter, have negligible nitrogen dioxide emissions, and produce no particulates. Recent measurements in Nijmegen following conversion of city buses to natural gas have revealed a substantial reduction in particulates. Also in the third quarter of this year, Ballast Nedam will produce and deliver to CNG Net customers the first Green Gas, the almost CO2-neutral natural gas replacement for automotive use, which is obtained by refining biogas. In the second quarter the first trucks were able to fill up at a Ballast Nedam-developed LNG filling station. This is natural gas in liquid form that is particularly suited to heavier transport, such as trucks and ships.
Total assets increased by € 28 million to € 390 million in the first half-year, mainly because of progress on the PPP projects and the smaller number of projects with prepayments.
Building and Development
1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenu 280 330 641 EBIT 1 3 4 Margin 0.4% 0.9% 0.7% Order book 720 882 735 Assets 530 458 467
The revenue of the Building and Development segment declined from € 330 million for the first half-year of 2010 to € 280 million. Production was substantial on several major projects, in particular in the first half of last year. Profit decreased by € 2 million to € 1 million. Major projects contributed well. Property development was unable to contribute positively because of the low volume. The number of homes under construction rose in the first half-year by 389 to 1 058, of which 152 were for in-house development.
Fourteen iQwoning units were delivered in the first half of 2011 during the start-up phase of the new plant. iQwoning is an innovative housing concept from Ballast Nedam. The housing concept delivers a sustainable high quality home that can be ready for occupation in a space of 6 weeks, with minimum disruption during the building process.
The picture presented by the market was of an unchanged low volume. Competition for new projects is consequently intense, leading to considerable price pressure. The door to the housing market appeared to close again in the second quarter because of sustained financing weaknesses. Good news for housing market performance came with the recent reduction in the transfer tax rate from 6% to 2%. We expect this change to have an initial favourable effect on the volume of the alteration market, with a later effect on the number of new homes under construction.
In view of the market conditions, the Building and Development segment was successful in maintaining the order book in the first half-year at € 720 million. The underlying order book contracted because of good progress on the major projects of more than € 100 million. The contraction was almost entirely countered by the regional companies, helped by the acquisition in the first quarter of the operations of the construction company Heddes.
Ballast Nedam has reached agreement with the Hogeschool van Amsterdam for part of the Amstel Campus for € 93 million. This project will include the construction of educational facilities, office space, an underground car park, student apartments and sports facilities. This project has yet to be entered into the order book.
The Building and Development segment has prequalified for two new PPP projects for the Ministry of Safety and Justice, including the new Netherlands Supreme Court building.
The assets of the Building and Development segment rose in the first half-year because of progress on implementing the PPP projects, the Heddes acquisition and growth in the land bank. Ballast Nedam's estimated land bank development potential in the Netherlands rose from 14 900 homes to 15 400. The carrying amount of the land bank rose by € 6 million to € 166 million because of the acquisition of several Heddes property positions and progress on the Nieuwvliet-Bad Beach Resort area development. The outstanding unconditional purchase commitments for land at year-end remained unchanged at € 30 million, of which € 6 million will fall in 2011.
Good progress was made on running down the risk on unsold property. The investment in unsold stock, both completed and under construction, went down in the first half of 2011 by € 8 million to € 31 million. The obligation to complete was unchanged at € 3 million. The number of unsold homes declined from 124 at year-end 2010 to 113. The number of completed homes also declined from 102 to 63, which were spread over 9 projects. Of these 63 homes, agreement was then reached in the third quarter regarding the sale of another 35 completed homes on a project in Spijkenisse. The remainder of the completed unsold stock consisted of 1 609 m2 of leased and 1 000 m2 of unleased commercial space.
1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 96 93 214 EBIT ( 3) - 2 Margin -3.1% 0.0% 0.9% Order book 113 80 80 Assets 103 98 107
The revenue for the Specialized Companies segment rose in the first half-year by € 3 million to € 96 million. The Specialized Companies segment was helped by seasonal effects in achieving a profit on this revenue. A profit is expected for the full year. Market conditions for the specialized companies are reasonable. The order book grew in the first half-year by € 33 million to € 113 million. The high quality of the order book is attributable to the contribution of the Specialized Companies to major projects such as Avenue 2 and MaVa, which will be implemented in the years ahead.
All BIM activities were concentrated in January 2011 in a Ballast Nedam BIM Centre. A Building Information Model (BIM) is a digital object-oriented model that comprises both the building project and all the associated building processes. All contributions from everywhere in the chain are brought together and reused to achieve higher efficiency, lower failure costs and optimum processes. Ballast Nedam is an international leader in the application of BIM, and employs BIM on all large and complex projects.
1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 102 89 202 EBIT 1 3 10 Margin 1.0% 2.9% 5.0% Order book 57 71 67 Assets 196 186 186
The revenue of the Supplies segment increased by € 12 million to € 102 million. The raw materials revenue rose because of the supplies from our Norwegian quarry to Maasvlakte and offshore projects near Nova Zembla, and because of higher sales by Feniks Recycling of secondary waste processing ash to the many road projects now in execution. The revenue rise of the raw material companies exceeded the revenue decline of the prefabricated concrete companies. The raw material companies accordingly achieved a good first half-year profit. The prefabricated concrete companies incurred a loss through underutilization in the first half-year as a consequence of the low market volumes and the accompanying low prices.
The order book contracted in the first half-year by € 10 million to € 57 million. The order book also comprises 70 iQwoning units. The underutilization in some prefabricated concrete companies will persist into the second half of this year. For the whole of 2011 we accordingly expect the Supplies segment to achieve a lower profit than for 2010.
The assets of the Supplies segment increased in the first half-year by € 10 million to € 196 million through investment in the new iQwoning® plant in Weert and in new installations by Feniks Recycling in England and Amsterdam for recovering secondary raw materials from waste incineration ash.
Revenue 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 251 237 534 Building and Development 280 330 641 Specialized companies 96 93 214 Supplies 102 89 202 728 748 1 591 Other / elimination ( 120) ( 123) ( 232) Total 608 625 1 359
Revenue for the first half-year was € 608 million. For the whole of 2011 we expect approximately the same revenue as for 2010.
EBIT 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 11 4 10 Building and Development 1 3 4 Specialized companies ( 3) - 2 Supplies 1 3 10 10 10 26 Other ( 2) ( 4) ( 8) Total 8 6 18
Ballast Nedam's operating profit rose from € 6 million for the first half of 2010 to € 8 million. The total operating profit of the segments was equal to the profit for the first half of 2010 on an approximately equal revenue. The 'Other' result consisted mainly of holding company costs, and was € 2 million better than for the first half of 2010 because the release from a provision, which was formed in 2002 for court action concerned with competition rules, exceeded the additional costs of introducing the cluster structure.
Margin 1st half 1st half Full year 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 4.4% 1.8% 1.8% Building and Development 0.4% 0.9% 0.7% Specialized companies -3.1% 0.0% 0.9% Supplies 1.0% 2.9% 5.0% Total 1.3% 1.0% 1.3%
The overall margin on a half-year basis rose by 1.0% to 1.3%. The Infrastructure segment margin for the full year will be lower than for the first half-year because of the timing of execution of the projects. The margins of the other segments will be higher on an annual basis than for the first half-year.
Profit for the period 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 EBIT 8 6 18 Net finance income and expense ( 3) ( 4) ( 7) Profit before income tax 5 2 11 Income tax benefit / (expense) ( 1) - ( 4) Profit for the period 4 2 7
The interest item improved relative to the first half of 2010 by € 1 million to € 3 million. The capitalized interest on PPP receivables increased by € 1 million to € 4 million. The interest expenses remained unchanged at € 7 million. Profit before income tax was € 5 million, which was up by € 3 million. Ballast Nedam's profit for the period rose by € 2 million for the first half of 2010 to € 4 million.
Order book 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 858 686 986 Building and Development 720 882 735 Specialized companies 113 80 80 Supplies 57 71 67 1 748 1 719 1 868 Other / elimination ( 32) ( 35) ( 27) Total 1 716 1 684 1 841
The order book was stable, and even grew slightly relative to the first half of 2010 to € 1 716 million. Of this order book, 68% will be implemented in 2012 or later. The quality, composition and size of the total order book continue to give Ballast Nedam a relatively strong starting position in a poor market. Ballast Nedam will therefore be able to continue to bid with discipline and to gradually adjust capacity to the market conditions.
Equity and cash flows
The capital ratio declined in the first half-year from 20% at year-end 2010 to 19%. This is the capital ratio that emerges from the method that accounts for joint ventures as an interest in accordance with the share in the assets (i.e. the equity method). The currently chosen alternative accounting method that is allowed under IFRS, of proportionate consolidation of joint ventures (such as the PPP projects), yields a capital ratio of 14%. Most of this difference in capital ratio is attributable to the 5 ongoing PPP projects, which are largely financed through loans that provide no opportunity of recourse on Ballast Nedam.
Ballast Nedam's shareholders' equity went down relative to year-end 2010 by € 1 million to € 160 million. This decline comprised the profit for the period of € 4 million, the dividend distribution of € 4 million and an addition of € 1 million to the hedging reserve for interest rate derivatives for the PPP projects.
Total assets rose in the first half-year by € 78 million to € 1 162 million through progress on the PPP projects and the increase in the receivables. The increased assets and the fractional decline in shareholders' equity caused the capital ratio to go down from 15% at year-end 2010 to 14%. Capital employed increased in the first half-year by € 86 million to € 511 million. Noncurrent assets increased by € 36 million in particular because of the PPP projects and investment in the iQwoning® plant. Any sale of the operational PPP projects would cause a decrease in assets of approximately € 180 million.
The accumulated capital contributions to the PPPs increased in the first half-year by € 3 million to € 12 million. The net outstanding obligation for additional capital contributions decreased accordingly from € 18 million to € 15 million.
Cash flow for the first half of 2011 was € 72 million negative against € 73 million negative for 2010.
The operating cash flow was € 38 million negative against a negative operating cash flow of € 59 million for the first half of 2010.
The cash flow from investing activities increased by € 2 million to € 46 million negative, largely consisting of € 49 million of investments, € 5 million for the acquisition of business operations and € 8 million of disposals. The investments comprised € 20 million for property, plant and equipment, € 2 million for intangible assets and € 27 million for financial assets. Most of the financial assets were PPP receivables. The net investment in property, plant and equipment of € 14 million was € 3 million higher than depreciation.
The positive cash flow from financing activities of € 12 million consisted of € 16 million of net drawing of long-term loans and a € 4 million dividend distribution.
Net financing position x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 1st half 2010 Full year 2010 Net cash ( 11) 38 61 Current portion of long-term loans ( 6) ( 3) ( 7) Long-term loans ( 302) ( 233) ( 285) ( 319) ( 198) ( 231)
Ballast Nedam's net financing position decreased in the first half-year by € 88 million to € 319 million. Long-term loans increased by € 17 million to € 302 million. Much of this increase is attributable to the € 16 million net increase in PPP loans. Net cash decreased by € 72 million to € 11 million credit because of the sharp increase in receivables and the decline in prepayments received on large projects by € 26 million to € 106 million. The financing requirement is always higher in the course of the year than at year-end.
There is no reason to refinance the long-term loans in the years ahead. The € 50 million general loan matures on 1 April 2014 and has a fixed interest rate of 5.4%. Mortgages were taken out on a number of properties in use by Ballast Nedam as security for the loan. The other large loan of € 34 million is mainly for financing several land positions in a separate company. This loan matures in October 2015 and the interest rate is Euribor plus a margin. The land positions concerned were mortgaged as security for the loan. There are no financial covenants in the conditions of either loan.
The other long-term loans of € 224 million consist of € 177 million for the PPP loans, which provide no opportunity for recourse on Ballast Nedam, and for which the interest rate is fixed by means of derivatives.
Ballast Nedam pursues a reduction in energy consumption and is actively engaged within its markets in sustainable energy, including the application of green gas, heat/cold storage and wind energy. The objective for our internal operations is to cut CO2 emission in 2020 by 30% relative to 2008. The envisaged 10% reduction in 2010 was achieved. The CO2 emission in the first half of 2011 was 35.4 kilotons. The increased utilization of certain high-energy production companies meant that the relative emission was higher.
Risks and uncertainties
The profit to be achieved in the remaining period of 2011 may be affected upward or downward, in particular by the outcomes of claims concerned with a limited number of projects and changes in the overall market.
There are no substantial changes relative to the risks stated in the 2010 Annual Report, such as the financing risk, the reputation risk, the sector risk, the operating risks and the housing market risk.
There is no significant financing risk in the short term. The most important loans mature in 2014 and 2015. Among the factors that limit the financing risk is that no covenants apply. The pressure on the lines of guarantee for the PPPs is unchanged. Compared with the period before the credit crisis, banks now require a larger guarantee on new PPP projects.
Reputation risk: Ballast Nedam enjoys a solid and favourable reputation, which is a valuable asset for the group. Measures that have been taken to safeguard our reputation include the introduction of socially responsible procurement and an internal Code of Conduct. We expect our suppliers and subcontractors to act accordingly. In addition we operate an internal compliance programme to ensure the ongoing training and awareness of our employees of the importance of upholding the Code of Conduct.
Sector risk: an improvement in the construction and property development markets has yet to materialize. The reduction in the transfer tax rate will help improve housing market performance, with benefits working through in due course to the construction of new homes.
Operating risk: the broad spread in the order book and the existing risk control policy continue to be the foundations of the management of operating risk. There were no significant new operating risks in the first half of 2011.
The status quo of several specific risks has remained reasonably stable. These risks are the tax claims from Saudi Arabia and Canada, an investigation into a foreign entity that closed in 2001, and the civil proceedings against an ex-director.
Statement of the Board of Management
To the best of the Board of Management's knowledge, the half-year financial statements as set out on pages 10 to 21, give a true and fair view of the assets, liabilities, financial position and profit of Ballast Nedam N.V. and the undertakings included in the consolidation taken as a whole. To the best of the Board of Management's knowledge, the half-year report gives a fair review of the material events in the first half-year and their effect on the half-year financial statements, a fair account of the main risks and uncertainties for the remaining periods of the year, and a fair review of the material transactions with associates.
Nieuwegein, 15 July 2011
Board of Management,
P. van Zwieten
Consolidated income statement
x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 1st half 2010 Full year 2010 Revenue 608 625 1 359 Other operating income 6 Raw materials and subcontractors ( 417) ( 469) (1 005) Personnel expenses ( 148) ( 124) ( 278) Other operating expenses ( 24) ( 14) ( 37) ( 589) ( 607) (1 320) Share in results of associates - - - EBITDA 19 18 45 Depreciation and amortisation ( 11) ( 12) ( 26) Impairment of tangible and intangible assets - - ( 1) EBIT 8 6 18 Financial income 4 3 10 Financial expenses ( 7) ( 7) ( 17) Net finance income and expense ( 3) ( 4) ( 7) Profit before income tax 5 2 11 Income tax benefit / (expense) ( 1) - ( 4) Profit for the period 4 2 7 Attributable to owners of the company: Basic earnings per share (EUR) 0.36 0.17 0.73 Diluted earnings per share (EUR) 0.36 0.17 0.73
Consolidated statement of comprehensive income 1st half 2011 1st half 2010 Full year 2010 x EUR 1 million Profit for the period 4 2 7 Other comprehensive income: Foreign currency translation differences - - 1 Net changes in hedging reserve ( 1) ( 7) ( 3) Total comprehensive income for the period 3 ( 5) 5 Attributable to: Owners of the company 3 ( 5) 5 Non-controlling interest - Total comprehensive income for the period 3 ( 5) 5 Consolidated statement of financial position
x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 Full year 1st half 2011 2010 2010 Non-current assets Intangible assets 30 29 29 Property, plant and equipment 193 184 184 Financial assets 193 167 133 Investments in associates 2 2 2 Deferred tax assets 38 38 42 456 420 390 Current assets Inventories 253 252 233 Work in progress 108 101 113 Receivables 293 230 243 Cash and cash equivalents 52 81 58 706 664 647 Current liabilities Bank overdrafts ( 63) ( 20) ( 20) Current portion of long-term loans ( 6) ( 7) ( 3) Prepaid on inventories ( 6) ( 1) ( 6) Work in progress ( 132) ( 128) ( 159) Trade payables ( 221) ( 217) ( 222) Income tax payable - ( 1) - Other liabilities ( 188) ( 178) ( 167) Provisions ( 46) ( 46) ( 32) ( 662) ( 598) ( 609) Current assets minus current liabilities 44 66 38 500 486 428 Non-current liabilities Loans 302 285 233 Derivatives 20 18 23 Deferred tax liabilities 4 4 3 Employee benefits 5 5 3 Provisions 9 13 11 340 325 273 Total equity Equity attributable to owners of the company 160 161 155 Non-controlling interest - - 160 161 155 500 486 428
Summary consolidated statement of changes in equity
1st half Full year 1st half x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Share capital 60 60 60 Share premium 52 52 52 Reserves 49 50 50 Opening 161 162 162 Foreign currency translation differences - 1 - Net change in hedging reserve ( 1) ( 3) ( 7) Other comprehensive income ( 1) ( 2) ( 7) Profit for the period 4 7 2 Dividend paid ( 4) ( 3) ( 3) Other - ( 3) 1 Closing 160 161 155
Consolidated statement of cash flows
x EUR 1 million 1st half 1st half Full year 2011 2010 2010 Net cash - opening balance 61 111 111 Profit for the period 4 2 7 Adjustments 11 11 25 Depreciation - 1 1 Amortization - - 1 Impairment Interest expenses 7 7 17 Interest income ( 4) ( 3) ( 10) Equity-settled share-based payment transactions - 1 - Income tax expense / (benefit) 1 - 4 Share in results of associates - - - Movements Movements in other receivables ( 3) - ( 4) Movement in work in progress ( 9) ( 40) ( 59) Movement in inventories 6 ( 9) ( 33) Movement in provisions and employee benefits 1 1 19 Interest paid ( 7) ( 7) ( 11) Paid on hedging instruments - - ( 5) Interest received - - - Income taxes paid - ( 1) ( 3) Change in other current assets and current liabilities ( 45) ( 21) 12 Net cash from operating activities ( 38) ( 59) ( 39) Intangible assets investments ( 2) ( 2) ( 2) disposals 1 - - Property, plant and equipment investments ( 20) ( 14) ( 32) disposals 6 2 8 Financial fixed assets investments ( 27) ( 30) ( 70) disposals 1 - 4 dividends received - - 2 Investments in associates - - ( 2) Acquisitions of business activities ( 5) - - Net cash used in investing activities ( 46) (44) ( 92) Proceeds from long-term loans 21 36 107 Repayment of long-term loans ( 5) ( 3) ( 19) Acquisition of non-controlling interest ( 3) Dividend paid ( 4) ( 3) ( 3) Repurchase of own shares - - - Net cash from financing activities 12 30 82 Effect of exchange rate fluctuations on cash held - - ( 1) Net cash - closing balance ( 11) 38 61
Net cash x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 1st half 2010 Full year 2010 Cash and cash equivalents 52 58 81 Bank overdrafts ( 63) ( 20) ( 20) Net cash ( 11) 38 61 Unrestricted cash balances ( 31) 14 47 Proportionately consolidated 20 24 14 Net cash ( 11) 38 61 Net financing position x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 1st half 2010 Full year 2010 Net cash ( 11) 38 61 Current portion of long-term loans ( 6) ( 3) ( 7) Long-term loans ( 302) ( 233) ( 285) ( 319) ( 198) ( 231)
Revenue 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 251 237 534 Building and Development 280 330 641 Specialized companies 96 93 214 Supplies 102 89 202 728 748 1 591 Other / elimination ( 120) ( 123) ( 232) Total 608 625 1 359 EBIT 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 11 4 10 Building and Development 1 3 4 Specialized companies ( 3) - 2 Supplies 1 3 10 10 10 26 Other ( 2) ( 4) ( 8) Total 8 6 18 Margin 1st half 1st half Full year 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 4.4% 1.8% 1.8% Building and Development 0.4% 0.9% 0.7% Specialized companies -3.1% 0.0% 0.9% Supplies 1.0% 2.9% 5.0% Total 1.3% 1.0% 1.3% Profit for the period 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 EBIT 8 6 18 Net finance income and expense ( 3) ( 4) ( 7) Profit before income tax 5 2 11 Income tax benefit / (expense) ( 1) - ( 4) Profit for the period 4 2 7
Operating segments (continued)
Order book 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 858 686 986 Building and Development 720 882 735 Specialized companies 113 80 80 Supplies 57 71 67 1 748 1 719 1 868 Other / elimination ( 32) ( 35) ( 27) Total 1 716 1 684 1 841 Assets 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Infrastructure 390 316 362 Building and Development 530 458 467 Specialized companies 103 98 107 Supplies 196 186 186 1 219 1 058 1 122 Not allocated to segments 180 142 152 Associates 2 2 2 Elimination and unallocated assets ( 238) ( 165) ( 192) Total 1 162 1 037 1 084
Operating segments (continued)
Infrastructure 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 251 237 534 EBIT 11 4 10 Margin 4.4% 1.8% 1.8% Order book 858 686 986 Assets 390 316 362 Building and Development 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 280 330 641 EBIT 1 3 4 Margin 0.4% 0.9% 0.7% Order book 720 882 735 Assets 530 458 467 Specialized companies 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 96 93 214 EBIT ( 3) - 2 Margin -3.1% 0.0% 0.9% Order book 113 80 80 Assets 103 98 107 Supplies 1st half 1st half Full year x EUR 1 million 2011 2010 2010 Revenue 102 89 202 EBIT 1 3 10 Margin 1.0% 2.9% 5.0% Order book 57 71 67 Assets 196 186 186
Consolidated statement of financial position
Proportionately consolidated x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 Non-current assets Intangible assets 30 Property, plant and equipment 193 Financial assets 195 Deferred tax assets 38 456 Current assets Inventories 253 Work in progress 108 Receivables 293 Cash and cash equivalents 52 706 Current liabilities Bank overdrafts ( 63) Current portion of long-term loans ( 6) Prepaid on inventories ( 6) Work in progress ( 132) Trade payables ( 221) Income tax payable - Other liabilities ( 188) Provisions ( 46) Current assets minus current ( 662) liabilities 44 500 Non-current liabilities Loans 302 Derivatives 20 Deferred tax liabilities 4 Employee benefits 5 Provisions 9 340 Total equity Equity attributable to owners of 160 the company Non-controlling interest 160 500 Capital ratio 14%
Consolidated statement of financial position (continued)
Equity-method x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 Full year 2010 Full year 2009 Non-current assets Intangible assets 28 27 26 Property, plant and equipment 172 166 164 Financial assets 45 53 52 Deferred tax assets 32 33 33 277 279 275 Current assets Inventories 217 216 188 Work in progress 106 99 100 Receivables 228 169 176 Cash and cash equivalents 20 60 91 571 544 555 Current liabilities Bank overdrafts ( 46) ( 8) - Current portion of long-term loans ( 5) ( 1) ( 5) Prepaid on inventories ( 6) - ( 9) Work in progress ( 65) ( 55) ( 105) Trade payables ( 159) ( 160) ( 199) Income tax payable - - - Other liabilities ( 230) ( 255) ( 199) Provisions ( 49) ( 47) ( 31) Current assets minus current ( 560) ( 526) ( 548) liabilities 11 18 7 288 297 282 Non-current liabilities Loans 105 107 95 Derivatives - - - Deferred tax liabilities 3 3 3 Employee benefits 5 5 5 Provisions 13 19 17 126 134 120 Total equity Equity attributable to owners of 162 163 162 the company - Non-controlling interest 162 163 162 288 297 282 Capital ratio 19% 20% 20%
Notes to the semi-annual financial report Significant accounting policies Ballast Nedam N.V. is established at Nieuwegein in the Netherlands. The semi-annual financial report of Ballast Nedam N.V. covers the first six periods of the 2010 fiscal year from 1 January 2011 to 19 June 2011 (2010: 1 January 1 to 20 June). This report includes Ballast Nedam N.V., head of the group and its subsidiaries, collectively called Ballast Nedam and Ballast Nedam's participation in associated businesses and entities that are controlled jointly. The consolidated financial statement of Ballast Nedam N.V. for the year 2010 is available through http://www.ballast-nedam.nl. Statement of compliance The semi-annual financial report has been prepared in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards IAS 34 "Interim Financial Reporting" as adopted by the European Union (hereinafter: 'EU-IFRS'). This report has not been audited. The semi-annual financial report does not contain all information required for complete annual financial statements and should be read in conjunction with the consolidated financial statements for the year 2010. This half-yearly financial report was prepared and approved by the Board of Management on 14 July 2011. Accounting policies used in the preparation of the semi-annual financial report The semi-annual financial report has been prepared in accordance with the financial reporting principles as used for the 2010 financial statements. Since 1 January 2011 Ballast Nedam brought the organization structure more in line with products and processes. Subsequent to the restructuring that was effected at the beginning of 2011, reporting will be in accordance with four segments. The segments are Building and Development, Infrastructure, Specialized Companies, and Supplies. The Board of Management of Ballast Nedam regularly uses segmented information to make decision on the allocation of means and to make judgements of the company results. The decisions on allocation of means and on making judgements of the company results are made based on Earnings before Interest and Taxes (EBIT) on and capital employed. Comparing figures are adapted according to the new segmentation. Seasonal Patterns Ballast Nedam's activities are subject to seasonal patterns. In general, the majority of production takes place in the second half of the year. Acquisition of business activities Ballast Nedam reached agreement on 2 March 2011 to acquire part of the operations of the construction company Heddes. This acquisition is of 16 projects with a volume of approximately € 100 million, the KleinBouw operation and the head office in Hoorn. Since the acquisition of the business activities of Heddes, the company contributed € 13 million to the revenue. The aggregate amount of the cash paid of € 5 million mostly arises from obtaining non-current assets and projects. Transactions with associated parties The parties associated with Ballast Nedam are its key management (Board of Management/Supervisory Board), its subsidiaries, associates, joint ventures, Stichting Pensioenfonds Ballast Nedam Pension Fund and their managers and senior officials of these companies. The main task of the Ballast Nedam Pension Fund is to implement the pension scheme for the employees of Ballast Nedam. Ballast Nedam Pension Fund makes use of the services of employees of Ballast Nedam companies. Actual expenses are charged on. Ballast Nedam buys and sells goods and services to various associated parties in which Ballast Nedam holds an interest of 50% or less. These transactions are conducted on commercial terms similar to those for transactions with third parties. Interests in joint ventures Joint ventures, consisting primarily of construction or development consortia, are consolidated on a proportional basis. For a list of the main joint ventures, please see the organizational chart in the annual report. Ballast Nedam has recognized the following interests in joint ventures in the consolidated balance sheet.
Interests in joint ventures x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 Full year 2010 Non-current assets 209 178 Current assets 121 105 Non-current liabilities ( 218) ( 200) Current liabilities ( 116) ( 75) Balance of assets and liabilities ( 4) 8
The proportionally consolidated revenue and the cost of sales amounted to about 28% (2010: 13%) of total revenues and cost of sales. The total liabilities to third parties of companies for which Ballast Nedam holds joint and several liability, such as partnerships, excluding bank guarantees issued by those companies, amounted to € 1 232 million as of balance sheet date (€ 1 118 million at year end 2010), of which the € 334 million portion of Ballast Nedam (€ 275 million at year end 2010) is included in the consolidated balance sheet. Segmented information The amounts for transactions between segments are determined on an arm's length basis. The results, assets and liabilities are determined in accordance with the financial reporting principles as used for the financial statements. Liabilities Guarantees Declarations of intent and guarantees issued on Ballast Nedam's behalf by financial institutions in connection with the execution of projects and for prepayments received are recognized in 'Guarantees'.
Guarantees x EUR 1 million 1st half 2011 Full year 2010 Guarantees 265 258 Total 265 258
Estimates and judgements by management In preparing the semi-annual financial report, management of Ballast Nedam has made estimates and judgements which affect the amounts recognized for assets, liabilities, revenue, costs and the related remarks. Project results The valuation of work in progress is based on forecasts of the final project results. The ultimate outcome may differ from these forecasts. Recognition of income tax Ballast Nedam makes an assessment of the tax position of all fiscal entities at the end of each period. This involves making estimates of the actual short-term tax charges and income as well as of the temporary differences between the fiscal valuation and carrying amounts of assets and liabilities for financial reporting purposes. A decision is taken on the balance sheet date as to whether unused tax losses and deferred tax assets due to temporary differences may be recognized. Ballast Nedam recognizes deferred tax assets if these are likely to be realized. The utilization of carry-forward losses depends on future taxable profits and tax planning opportunities. If the actual anticipated taxable profits differ from the estimates, and depending on the tax strategies which Ballast Nedam may introduce, capitalized unused deferred tax assets which have been recognized may not be realized, thus affecting the financial position and results of Ballast Nedam. Provisions Provisions relating to actual obligations are based on estimates and judgements as to whether the criteria for treatment as a provision have been met, including an estimate of the size of the actual obligation. Actual obligations are disclosed if it is likely that an obligation will arise and its size can be reasonably estimated. If the actual outcome differs from the assumptions as to anticipated costs, the estimated provisions will be revised, and this could have an effect on the financial position and results of Ballast Nedam. Subsequent events None. Nieuwegein, 14 July 2011 Board of Management, T.A.C.M. Bruijninckx R. Malizia P. van Zwieten This press release is for information purposes only. The forecasts and outlook presented in this press release are given with no form of guarantee whatsoever of their future achievement. This press release contains forward-looking statements, including with respect to intentions and outlook, which are based on current views and assumptions and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are largely outside Ballast Nedam N.V.'s control, and which could cause the actual results or achievements to differ materially from the future results or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Ballast Nedam N.V. disclaims any obligation to update or amend the forward-looking statements in the light of new information, future events, or for any other reason whatsoever, except as required by applicable laws and regulations, or on the authority of a competent regulatory body. Ballast Nedam has a leading position in construction and infrastructure. The company operates mainly in the Netherlands on integrated and other projects for companies, public authorities and housing consumers, in the fields of mobility, housing, employment, leisure and energy. Ballast Nedam operates internationally in various areas of expertise. Ballast Nedam supplies project, process and contract management in the development, implementation and management phases. The company also provides specialized know-how and skills, and semi-finished and finished products. Ballast Nedam is listed on NYSE Euronext in Amsterdam. The share is included in the Amsterdam Small Cap Index.
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