ALROSA Q2 and 6M 2019 IFRS results

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MDA Q2 & 6M 2019 Release
MDA Q2 & 6M 2019 Presentation
IFRS Consolidated Statements for Q2 & 6M 2019
IFRS Consolidated Statements for Q2 & 6M 2019_excel

Moscow, 19 August 2019 – ALROSA, the world’s leader in diamond mining, announces its IFRS financial results for Q2 2019.

RUB bn

Q2
2019

Q1
2019

q-o-q

Q2
2018

y-o-y


2019


2018

y-o-y

Diamond sales, million carats, incl.

8.3

10.6

(22%)

9.0

(8%)

18.9

22.4

(16%)

gem-quality

6.0

7.9

(24%)

6.3

(5%)

13.9

16.4

(15%)

industrial

2.3

2.7

(15%)

2.7

(15%)

5.0

6.0

(17%)

Revenue

57.4

70.5

(19%)

72.2

(21%)

127.9

168.2

(24%)

EBITDA1

25.1

31.4

(20%)

41.3

(39%)

56.5

89.1

(37%)

EBITDA margin

44%

44%

(0%)

57%

(13%)

44%

53%

(9%)

Net profit

13.4

24.1

(44%)

25.4

(47%)

37.5

58.3

(36%)

Free cash flow2

2.4

25.9

(91%)

20.9

(89%)

28.3

62.0

(54%)

Net debt3

35.4

33.8

5%

6.0

487%

35.4

6.0

487%

Net debt / EBITDA

0.3x

0.3x

0.04x

0.3x

0.04x

Alexey Philippovskiy, ALROSA’s Deputy CEO, commented on the results:

“The diamond market continued to be affected by a number of negative factors that had first emerged as early as the second half of the previous year. These include a slowdown in jewellery sales following strong performance of 2017–2018, particularly as a result of global macroeconomic uncertainties amidst escalating trade wars. As an additional factor, mid-stream and retailers have elevated inventories, while India's cutting and polishing business continues facing difficulties in securing affordable financing. A new trend, i.e. growing share of online jewellery sales mostly in the US, is now gaining its importance for the industry.

In this negative external environment, ALROSA’s sales in Q2 2019 went down by 22% q-o-q to 8.3 m carats, with total revenue decreasing by 19% q-o-q to RUB 57.4 bn. EBITDA declined by 20% q-o-q to RUB 25.1 bn, while EBITDA margin remained flat at 44%.

Despite a weaker operating cash flow and a concurrent seasonal rise in capex (up 17% q-o-q to RUB 4.5 bn) and working capital (up 15% q-o-q, or RUB 11.9 bn), free cash flow remained positive at RUB 2.4 bn.

Leverage remained low, with the net debt / EBITDA ratio standing at 0.3x as at the end of Q2.

According to the Dividend Policy, this enables the management to submit a proposal to the Company’s Supervisory Board to pay up to 100% of H1’19 free cash flow, or RUB 28.3 bn, in dividends for the first half of 2019.”


1EBITDA stands for earnings for the last twelve months before interest, income tax, depreciation and amortisation calculated for the past twelve months in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

2FCF (free cash flow) is the operating cash flow calculated in accordance with the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), net of capital expenditure (posted as Purchase of Property, Plant and Equipment on the consolidated IFRS statement of cash flows).

3Net debt is the amount of debt less cash and cash equivalents and bank deposits at each reporting date in accordance with the IFRS.

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