Sky Solar Holdings,Ltd. Reports Second Quarter 2016 Unaudited Financial Results

09/09/16

HONG KONG – September 8, 2016 /Globe Newswire/ - Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS) (“Sky Solar” or “the Company”), a global developer, owner and operator of solar parks, today announced its financial results for the second quarter of 2016 ended June 30, 2016.


Highlights:
  • Q2 2016 total revenue of $17.0 million, up 34.6% over Q2 2015
  • Q2 2016 Adjusted EBITDA of $8.6 million, compared to $4.5 million in Q2 2015, up 91.5% year-over-year; Q2 2016 annualized Adjusted EBITDA return on equity ratio of 28.4% 
  • 133.1 MW of IPP assets in operation as of June 30, 2016. Including the recent acquisition of operating assets in the U.S. on July 15, 2016, total IPP assets in operation currently stand at 155 MW.
  • As of June 30, 2016, 27.9 MW under construction, 232.3 MW of shovel-ready projects, and 1.0 GW of solar parks in pipeline.



Mr. Weili Su, Founder, Chairman and Chief executive officer of Sky Solar, commented, “We have begun operating 22 MW solar parks with average remaining PPA of 15 years in the United States since the completion of our acquisition of these assets from Greenleaf-TNX and SunPeak Universal Holdings on July 15, 2016, on top of our existing assets in other key markets. We believe the sustainable cash flow expected to be generated from these solar parks provides a strong foundation for future business development. The efforts we implemented in previous years to develop our business in key markets have resulted in attractive cash-on-cash return, and we expect these efforts to result in stable earnings over the long run. We have a very bright future in the renewable energy industry and appreciate the loyalty of our shareholders.”


Mr. Sanjay Shrestha, Chief Investment Officer of Sky Solar, and President of Sky Capital America commented, “As Mr. Su highlighted, we are pursuing opportunities in the U.S. and continue to remain disciplined with our investment return metrics. In addition to the recent acquisition of operating solar parks in the United States, we aim to enter into definitive agreements to acquire additional PV development pipeline in the U.S. within the third quarter of 2016.  This is in addition to the 22.5 MW development stage permits in the U.S. that we acquired last month. We also expanded our partnership with Hudson to be a strategic financial partner for opportunities in the U.S. as well as in Latin America and we are in discussion with other potential strategic partners to expand our presence in key target markets.  Our strategic objective remains on reducing our cost of capital and focus on owning or developing renewable assets with higher returns on capital. We look forward to reporting on our progress throughout the fiscal year.”





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