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* Overall performance in this challenging market to 766 million euros increased
* EBIT and profit slightly below last year
* Electricity sales lower than last year
* Board requested in General Assembly a unchanged dividend of CHF 1.40
Laufenburg, 08.02.2010 The Energy Holding AG could 2009 claim in its market environment. The year 2009 was by recession, effects and regulatory influences characterized. Despite economic crisis, the overall increase compared to Previous year of 710 million euros to 766 million euros. Earnings before Interest and taxes (EBIT) amounted to 98.3 million euros, 5.9 Million below the previous year. Net profit fell Compared to the previous year to 4 million to 83 million euros.
"Given the macroeconomic situation, we can be satisfied with the outcome, "says Martin Steiger, chairman of the Management of the Energy Holding AG. ‘In a difficult market, we managed to increase our revenue. Especially with the brand natural energy We were able to score points. We anticipate that this year we are the mark of 1 TWh of green electricity will be sold crack. Therefore, we will Germany-wide sales increase further. "
The cash flow (net cash provided by operating Activity) was reduced by the decrease of liabilities of 122 Million to 81 million euros and thus covered by the New power plant in Rheinfelden-related investments in full. The Equity ratio before profit distribution increased from 50% to 53%.
Corporate Information
The Energy Holding AG employs about 770 Employees, of whom 37 are trainees. The company supplies in South Baden and Switzerland 750,000 people with electricity and energy-related Services. At the regional and national clients include some 270,000 residential and commercial customers, about 2,200 business customers and 41 Redistributing municipal customers. Around 7.4 billion kilowatt hours of electricity were 2009 sold. The company group of the Energy Holding AG (EDH) are the energy AG (ED AG), the energy service networks Ltd. (EDN), the daughter of Green Electricity Natural Energy Ltd and the EnAlpin AG in the Valais. It is an affiliate of Energy Baden-Württemberg AG in Karlsruhe.
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Language: German Company: Energy Holding AG
Basler Strasse 44
5080 Laufenburg
Switzerland Phone: +41 62 / 869-2222 Fax: +41 62 / 869-2100 E-mail: info@energiedienst.de Internet: www.energiedienst.ch ISIN: CH0015738708 WKN: 255,455 Listed: Foreign Exchange (s) SIX
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