AIRPORT CITY, Israel, November 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
- Net profit growth in quarter of 6% compared with Q3 of 2010 to a total of NIS 82 million
- Equity at quarter-end grew to one billion shekels
Ofer Kotler, CEO of Shikun & Binui: "The Group has strong growth engines that enable it to continue to create value for shareholders, even in periods of global economic turmoil. The Group continues to advance processes that realize value, in the Concessions Segment as well as in the Income-Producing Property operations."
Shikun & Binui Ltd. (TASE: SKBN.TA) ("Shikun & Binui" or the "Company"), a member of the Arison Group and Israel's leading infrastructure and real estate company, announced today its results for the third quarter 2011, ended September 30th, 2011.
Noteworthy events during and subsequent to the third quarter and key results:
- During the quarter, the Company signed an agreement for the sale of its stake in Highway 6 for NIS 770 million. As a result of this sale, subject to obtaining approvals, the Group, among the developers and builders of Highway 6, will realize a significant aspect of its strategy: development, organization, financing and building of complex infrastructure projects that require multi-disciplinary expertise and their sale when they become income-producing properties. The transaction price reflects a yield of 8%. The Group continues to be a partner in the operation and maintenance of Highway 6 through its holdings in the Operating Company. Shikun & Binui, through the subsidiary Solel Boneh, will perform paving and infrastructure projects in the coming years. When the transaction closes, subject to approvals, the Group will recognize a gain on the sale of approximately NIS 85 million.
- Shikun & Binui SBI Infrastructures added to and deepened its involvement in Africa, being awarded an extension of a project in Nigeria totaling 190 million dollars. This award constitutes an extension to the project that Shikun & Binui SBI Infrastructures had been awarded in 2006 - paving a highway in Nigeria totaling 230 million dollars.
Following the expansion, this project in Nigeria totals 420 million dollars, to be carried out during 2011 - 2013.
- The subsidiary Shikun & Binui Real Estate announced that, subject to obtaining regulatory approvals, it intends to sell its share in the Ir Yamim Shopping Mall in Netanya for NIS 370 million. The sale of S&B Real Estate's stake in the shopping mall stems from the Group's strategy to utilize opportunities to sell properties after their development. The shopping mall is only one of the income-producing properties of Shikun & Binui Real Estate, and after the sale closes, the subsidiary will hold additional income-producing properties, including the Seventh Avenue Shopping Mall in Beer Sheba - the first "Green" shopping mall in Israel, the student dormitories in Tel Aviv, the Ikea-North site in Kiryat Ata and other income-producing properties.
- The subsidiary Shikun & Binui Solel Boneh Infrastructures continues to position itself as a leading company in Israel for construction of complex engineering projects as it was awarded the Shafdan Project for construction of new facilities to process and purify wastewater. This is the flagship project of Igudan - the Shafdan Facility - and totals NIS 210 million.
- The subsidiary Shikun & Binui Real Estate sold 75 housing units in the third quarter of the year (Company's share - 53 units) for a total of NIS 101 million. In the first nine months of 2011, Shikun & Binui Real Estate sold 522 housing units (Company's share - 388 units) for a total of NIS 573 million.
- The subsidiary Shikun & Binui Renewable Energy signed an agreement for the purchase of Paz-Solar, which is engaged in the field of solar energy, and its assets include a backlog of construction projects- for its own use and for others - totaling 26 megawatts, subject to completion of the agreement. The company's projects backlog, including the Paz transaction, stands at 100 megawatts.
Revenues from work performed and sales totaled NIS 1.26 billion in the quarter, compared with NIS 1.36 billion in Q3 of last year.
The decrease was caused mainly by NIS 34 million decrease in the infrastructures and construction outside of Israel segment, driven by the change in the dollar/shekel exchange rate. Were it not for this decrease, compared with the same quarter last year, this segment would have posted revenue growth of NIS 8 million.
Revenues from the real estate development in Israel segment decreased by 30% compared with Q3 last year to NIS 199 million, due mainly to the handing over of lots in Kiryat Ono in the same period last year.
Revenues from the infrastructures and construction in Israel segment had 5.2% growth compared with Q3 of 2010, to a total of NIS 440 million, driven mainly by the expansion of activities.
Revenues from the renewable energy segment totaled NIS 31 million, compared with NIS 13 million in Q3 of last year, driven mainly by the sale of electricity in the Etgal power plant in Ashdod.
Revenues from the concessions segment increased by 18% compared with the third quarter of 2010, reaching a total of NIS 85 million. The growth was driven by the project to restore and maintain highways in northern Israel that commenced in the third quarter of last year.
Gross profit totaled NIS 238 million (18.9% of revenues), compared with NIS 269 million in Q3 of 2011 (19.9% of revenues). The decrease is due mainly (NIS 31 million) to the real estate development in Israel segment, as a result of the handing over of lots in Kiryat Ono during Q3 of 2010 with high gross margin.
Operating profit totaled NIS 137 million (10.9% of revenues), compared with NIS 194 million in Q3 of 2010 (14.3% of revenues). The decrease was due mainly to the decrease of NIS 48 million in the real estate development in Israel segment.
Net financing expenses in the quarter totaled NIS 28 million, compared with NIS 64.5 million in the third quarter of last year, and were impacted by an increase of only 0.5% in the CPI, compared with 1.2% in Q3 of 2010.
The Group's equity in earnings of affiliates totaled NIS 4 million in the quarter, compared with a loss of NIS 14 million in Q3 of 2010. The shift to earnings was driven mainly by reversal of the impairment provision for the Ulmeda Project, a PV project in Spain. In the same quarter last year, this item included losses from the effect of the revaluation of the State's option on the results of Derech Eretz, in which the Group's share was NIS 11 million.
Net Profit totaled NIS 82 million, compared with NIS 78 million in Q3 of last year.
Net Profit of the first nine months of 2011 totaled NIS 375 million, compared with NIS 250 million of the first nine month of 2010, an increase by 50%.
The Group does not revalue its investment properties and they are presented in the financial statements at historical cost.
Equity as of September 30, 2011 totaled NIS 1.06 billion, compared with NIS 875 million on December 31, 2010. The increase in equity is due mainly to the profits of the first nine months of 2011, offset by the Company's dividend distribution to its shareholders this year.
The Company has cash and cash equivalentsbalance totaling approximately NIS 1 billion. During the quarter, the Group generated cash totaling NIS 232 million.
Total assets in the balance sheet amounted to NIS 9.3 billion.
Doron Blachar, Group CFO: "The growth in equity to more than one billion shekels, for the first time in years, is a further testimony to the Group's financial strength, which will enable it to be involved in the future in complex transactions that also require thorough understanding and know-how of financial matters."
Condensed Results for First Nine Months of the Year (in NIS millions):
First nine months First nine months of 2011 of 2010 Revenues 3,927 3,626 Gross profit 841 723 Gross margin 21.4% 20% Administrative and general expenses 256 220 Other operating income (expenses) 77 (15) Operating profit 643 484 Operating profit margin 16.4% 13.3% Financing expenses (net) (117) (124) Share of profits (losses) of equity accounted investees (32) (6) Taxes on income (119) (104) Net profit 375 250
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About Shikun & Binui
Shikun & Binui, a member of the Arison Group, is the leading infrastructure and real estate company in Israel. The Group's subsidiaries have been operating since 1924. The Group's companies have gained extensive experience in complex construction and infrastructure projects in Israel and abroad. Shikun & Binui Group has proven achievements in building, residential neighborhoods, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as large-scale transportation, infrastructure and ecological projects, water purification and desalination and development of international projects. In addition, Shikun & Binui also operates in the initiating, planning, construction and operation of projects in renewable energy. Shikun & Binui is a leading, multi-faceted and socially responsible international group that produces balance between the business, social and environmental accomplishment. The group places emphasis on honesty, transparency, innovation, and excellence. The group has accepted upon itself a leadership role in creation of a sustainable and progressive life environment.
The above noted in this release includes forward-looking statements based on Company data, as well as Company plans and estimations based on this data. The activity, results and other data may be substantially different in reality given uncertainty and various risks, including those discussed under risk factors in the Company's financial statements and Director's reports.
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Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position as at
September 30 September 30 December 31 2011 2010 2010 (Unaudited) (Audited) NIS NIS thousands NIS thousands thousands Assets Cash and cash equivalents 999,868 1,283,050 1,357,613 Bank deposits 205,692 299,436 420,937 Short-term loans and investments 71,295 73,135 82,681 Short-term loans to investee companies 259,413 177,084 252,704 Trade receivables - accrued income 1,164,852 790,495 776,145 Inventory of buildings held for sale 1,518,346 1,340,870 1,390,397 Receivables and debit balances 342,537 286,164 291,803 Other investments, including derivatives 916 1,555 784 Current tax assets 63,224 48,265 61,431 Inventory 277,991 228,741 238,015 Assets classified as held for sale 2,326 16,040 13,478 Total current assets 4,906,460 4,544,835 4,885,988 Receivables in respect of concession arrangements 453,564 (*) 164,962 (*) 225,817 Non-current inventory of land (freehold) 411,204 453,956 443,956 Non-current inventory of land (leasehold) 317,989 166,668 164,672 Investment property, net 315,754 298,606 286,936 Land rights 17,202 17,024 17,163 Long-term prepaid expenses 4,965 2,354 4,798 Receivables, loans and deposits 173,570 358,352 140,721 Investments in equity-accounted investees 585,876 160,344 399,311 Loans to investee companies 780,872 774,335 862,079 Deferred tax assets 88,545 105,365 103,201 Property, plant and equipment, net 1,140,713 910,498 923,617 Intangible assets, net 95,235 (*) 93,708 (*) 95,728 Total non-current assets 4,385,489 3,506,172 3,667,999 Total assets 9,291,949 8,051,007 8,553,987
Shikun & Binui Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Financial Position as at (cont'd)
September 30 September 30 December 31 2011 2010 2010 (Unaudited) (Audited) NIS NIS NIS thousands thousands thousands Liabilities Short-term credit from banks and others 851,012 677,834 648,790 Subcontractors and trade payables 981,298 702,920 844,063 Short-term employee benefits 54,198 31,675 38,367 Payables and credit balances including derivatives 503,874 456,295 490,570 Current tax liabilities 123,337 (*) 84,220 80,193 Provisions 227,132 368,909 238,862 Payables - customer work orders 637,179 638,520 718,588 Advances received from customers 918,680 733,558 872,999 Liabilities classified as held for sale - 5,496 - Total current liabilities 4,296,710 3,699,427 3,932,432 Liabilities to banks and others 1,449,168 1,328,656 1,277,079 Debentures 2,248,805 2,184,020 2,196,502 Employee benefits 135,650 140,666 148,370 Deferred tax liabilities 28,436 (*) 31,110 33,682 Provisions 41,550 28,475 36,372 Excess of accumulated losses over cost of investment and deferred credit balance in investee companies 31,277 40,151 54,267 Total non-current liabilities 3,934,886 3,753,078 3,746,272 Total liabilities 8,231,596 7,452,505 7,678,704 Equity Total equity attributable to owners of the Company 950,288 465,630 736,255 Non-controlling interests 110,065 132,872 139,028 Total equity 1,060,353 598,502 875,283 Total liabilities and equity 9,291,949 8,051,007 8,553,987
Shikun & Binui Ltd.
Condensed Consolidated Interim Statement of Income
For the For the nine-month For the three-month year period ended period ended ended September September September September December 30 30 30 30 31 2011 2010 2011 2010 2010 (Unaudited) (Unaudited) (Audited) NIS NIS NIS NIS NIS thousands thousands thousands thousands thousands Revenues from work performed and sales 3,927,283 3,625,831 1,261,672 1,355,473 4,871,077 Cost of work performed and sales 3,086,459 2,902,686 1,023,423 1,086,132 3,864,630 Gross profit 840,824 723,145 238,249 269,341 1,006,447 Gain on sale of investment property 10,403 13,911 869 6,602 14,816 Selling and marketing expenses (28,996) (17,589) (12,100) (5,665) (27,733) Administrative and general expenses (256,297) (220,058) (91,223) (75,099) (316,305) Other operating income 88,486 5,160 2,932 4,244 261,558 Other operating expenses (11,866) (20,210) (2,273) (4,679) (38,192) Operating profit 642,554 484,359 136,454 194,744 900,591 Financing income 168,630 153,721 55,875 70,432 216,140 Financing expenses (285,727) (277,805) (83,481) (134,034) (384,657) Net financing expenses (117,097) (124,084) (27,606) (63,602) (168,517) Share of profit (losses) of equity accounted investees (net of tax) (31,541) (5,884) 3,835 (14,517) (42,635) Profit before taxes on income 493,916 354,391 112,683 116,625 689,439 Taxes on income (118,687) (104,382) (30,253) (38,702) (144,336) Profit for the period 375,229 250,009 82,430 77,923 545,103 Attributable to: Owners of the Company 351,246 232,734 76,491 68,867 523,468 Non-controlling interests 23,983 17,275 5,939 9,056 21,635 375,229 250,009 82,430 77,923 545,103 Basic earnings per share (in NIS) 0.89 0.59 0.19 0.17 1.33 Diluted earnings per share (in NIS) 0.88 0.59 0.19 0.17 1.32 Number of shares used in the computation of basic earnings per share (in thousands) 396,460 394,545 397,896 394,545 394,545 Number of shares used in the computation of diluted earnings per share (in thousands) 399,599 394,545 398,918 394,545 396,256
Shikun & Binui Ltd.
For the nine month period ended September 30, 2011 Infra- structures Infra- and structures Real estate construction and Real estate development outside of construction development outside of Israel in Israel in Israel Israel Concessions (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 2,042,419 850,829 698,533 3,681 229,520 Inter-segment revenues - 299,349 3,812 - - Total revenues 2,042,419 1,150,178 702,345 3,681 229,520 Segment profit (loss) before income tax 378,370 34,173 228,507 30,497 50,574
For the nine month period ended September 30, 2011 Renewable energy Water Other Adjustments Consolidated (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 73,189 29,112 - - 3,927,283 Inter-segment revenues - - - (303,161) - Total revenues 73,189 29,112 - (303,161) 3,927,283 Segment profit (loss) before income tax (18,886) (13,110) (6,160) (190,049) 493,916
For the nine month period ended September 30, 2010 Infra- structures Infra- and structures Real estate construction and Real estate development outside of construction development outside of Israel in Israel in Israel Israel Concessions (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 1,918,890 946,606 589,011 5,148 71,681 Inter-segment revenues - 142,046 5,976 - - Total revenues 1,918,890 1,088,652 594,987 5,148 71,681 Segment profit (loss) before income tax 319,214 19,806 184,437 (29,328) (*) 43,260
For the nine month period ended September 30, 2010 Renewable energy Water Other Adjustments Consolidated (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 50,373 44,122 - - 3,625,831 Inter-segment revenues - - - (148,022) - Total revenues 50,373 44,122 - (148,022) 3,625,831 Segment profit (loss) before income tax (22,059) (7,990) (*)(3,726) (*)(149,223) 354,391
Operating Segments (cont'd)
For the three month period ended September 30, 2011 Infra- structures Infra- and structures Real estate construction and Real estate development outside of construction development outside of Israel in Israel in Israel Israel Concessions (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 603,296 331,039 199,434 1,549 84,299 Inter-segment revenues - 109,448 22 - - Total revenues 603,296 440,487 199,456 1,549 84,299 Segment profit (loss) before income tax 103,553 11,155 51,338 (18,729) 11,899
For the three month period ended September 30, 2011 Renewable energy Water Other Adjustments Consolidated (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 31,048 11,007 - - 1,261,672 Inter-segment revenues - - - (109,470) - Total revenues 31,048 11,007 - (109,470) 1,261,672 Segment profit (loss) before income tax 10,900 (5,478) (391) (51,564) 112,683
For the three month period ended September 30, 2010 Infra- structures Infra- and structures Real estate construction and Real estate development outside of construction development outside of Israel in Israel in Israel Israel Concessions (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 636,583 331,258 283,665 1,746 71,681 Inter-segment revenues - 85,889 1,732 - - Total revenues 636,583 417,147 285,397 1,746 71,681 Segment profit (loss) before income tax 84,826 10,349 90,094 (5,061) (*) 3,854
For the three month period ended September 30, 2010 Renewable energy Water Other Adjustments Consolidated (Unaudited) NIS thousands Total external revenues 13,312 17,228 - - 1,355,473 Inter-segment revenues - - - (87,621) - Total revenues 13,312 17,228 - (87,621) 1,355,473 Segment profit (loss) before income tax (3,704) 632 (*)(1,203) (*)(63,162) 116,625
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