Mytilineos — Strong Q1 and plans for potential London listing

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Mytilineos — Strong Q1 and plans for potential London listing

On April 25, Mytilineos (MYTIL) announced, as part of its strategic review, that it is considering a potential international listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) within the next 12–18 months. Listing on the LSE would demonstrate a strong vote of confidence by MYTIL in the UK market and aligns with its international growth ambitions, allowing the company to leverage its geographically diverse portfolio of operations. It would provide greater liquidity for investors and enable MYTIL to continue to expand its global presence. While pursuing an LSE listing, MYTIL will retain its listing on the Athens Exchange, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to contributing to the Greek economy, while also acting as an ambassador for Greece in the UK.

Written by

Andrew Keen

MD - Head of Content, Energy & Resources, Industrials

Industrials

Mytilineos

Strong Q1 and plans for potential London listing

Q1 results and strategic review announcement

Industrials

29 April 2024

Price

€38.10

Market cap

€5bn

Net debt (€m) at end-Q124

1,592

Shares in issue

138.4m

Free float

70.5%

Code

MYTIL

Primary exchange

ASE

Secondary exchange

N/A

Share price performance

Business description

Mytilineos is a leading industrial company with an international presence in all five continents. The company is active in Energy and Metals (integrated aluminium smelting). Its renewable energy business is growing strongly organically, with a pipeline of 13GW in solar capacity.

Analysts

Andrew Keen

+44 (0)20 3077 5700

Harry Kilby

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Mytilineos is a research client of Edison Investment Research Limited

On April 25, Mytilineos (MYTIL) announced, as part of its strategic review, that it is considering a potential international listing on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) within the next 12–18 months. Listing on the LSE would demonstrate a strong vote of confidence by MYTIL in the UK market and aligns with its international growth ambitions, allowing the company to leverage its geographically diverse portfolio of operations. It would provide greater liquidity for investors and enable MYTIL to continue to expand its global presence. While pursuing an LSE listing, MYTIL will retain its listing on the Athens Exchange, demonstrating its ongoing commitment to contributing to the Greek economy, while also acting as an ambassador for Greece in the UK.

Year end

EBITDA (€m)

Net income
(€m)

EPS*
(€)

DPS**
(€)

P/E***
(x)

Yield***
(%)

12/22

823

466

3.42

1.20

4.6

7.6

12/23

1014

623

4.46

1.58

8.1

4.4

12/24e

1117

699

5.05

1.77

7.1

4.9

12/25e

1173

740

5.35

1.88

6.7

5.2

Note: *Number of shares is adjusted for the company’s ongoing buyback scheme. **Final distributed dividend per share. ***FY22 and FY23 at the year-end price; FY24e and FY25e at last close price.

MYTIL’s Q1 results support our view that it has shifted to EBITDA levels sustainably over €1bn per year, supporting a new phase of its growth strategy. Q124 saw a 10% y-o-y increase in net profit (€158m vs €143m) and EPS (€1.141 vs €1.040). EBITDA grew 12% to €252m (Q123: €225m) with a margin of 22.1%, up from 16.5%. These earnings increases are despite a c 16% decrease in turnover compared to Q123, due to the significant decline in natural gas, electricity and metal prices at the start of 2024. Adjusted net debt to EBITDA stood at approximately 1.6x, which is in line with investment-grade companies.

MYTIL’s total Greek power production from both thermal and renewable units in Q124 amounted to 2.2TWh, which constituted roughly 18% of Greece’s total electricity demand. Of this, 2TWh was attributable to the company’s three combined cycle gas turbine plants and its high-efficiency combined heat and power plant. The 2TWh output represents over 17% of the total demand on Greece’s interconnected systems and 49% of the country’s production from natural gas plants, up from 27% in Q123. The development of the first phase (300MW) of the company’s c 1.5GW Greek solar photovoltaic (PV) portfolio continues to progress smoothly, and the construction of the second phase (c 700MW) commenced in Q124. MYTIL is building more than 1.2GW of solar PV outside of Greece and management expects these solar projects to be operational in the near future.

A key driver of MYTIL’s growth in the coming years will be its strategic cooperation agreement with PPC Group (estimated value of €2bn over the next three years) for the construction and sale of a 2GW solar portfolio. We have yet to update our forecasts to include the PPC deal. MYTIL guided in the release that it expects to further improve the company’s performance in FY24 versus FY23, provided there is no serious deterioration in various open geopolitical issues. MYTIL’s full-year guidance will be provided by the chairman of the board at the AGM on 4 June 2024.

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This report has been commissioned by Mytilineos and prepared and issued by Edison, in consideration of a fee payable by Mytilineos. Edison Investment Research standard fees are £60,000 pa for the production and broad dissemination of a detailed note (Outlook) following by regular (typically quarterly) update notes. Fees are paid upfront in cash without recourse. Edison may seek additional fees for the provision of roadshows and related IR services for the client but does not get remunerated for any investment banking services. We never take payment in stock, options or warrants for any of our services.

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This document is prepared and provided by Edison for information purposes only and should not be construed as an offer or solicitation for investment in any securities mentioned or in the topic of this document. A marketing communication under FCA Rules, this document has not been prepared in accordance with the legal requirements designed to promote the independence of investment research and is not subject to any prohibition on dealing ahead of the dissemination of investment research.

This Communication is being distributed in the United Kingdom and is directed only at (i) persons having professional experience in matters relating to investments, i.e. investment professionals within the meaning of Article 19(5) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005, as amended (the "FPO") (ii) high net-worth companies, unincorporated associations or other bodies within the meaning of Article 49 of the FPO and (iii) persons to whom it is otherwise lawful to distribute it. The investment or investment activity to which this document relates is available only to such persons. It is not intended that this document be distributed or passed on, directly or indirectly, to any other class of persons and in any event and under no circumstances should persons of any other description rely on or act upon the contents of this document.

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