At a Glance
NZ Windfarms Ltd (NZX Code: NWF) is listed on the NZ stock exchange. The charts pictured below are extracted from the FY2023 Annual Report. Please view in conjunction with the audited financial statements and the notes to the accounts.
NZX Announcements and EBITDAF Guidance
NZX announcements for NZ Windfarms Limited (NZX code: NWF) can be
accessed at the following link.
Based on our forecasts for FY24, we estimate our EBITDAF to be in the range of $3.0m - $4.5m. Link to NZX announcement - 29 August 2023.
The Board reaffirmed FY24 EBITDAF guidance at the 2023 AGM.
The FY24 EBITDAF guidance range is based on an annual production level of 106 GWh, which is a higher confidence estimate based on a blend of annual averages and an independent determination of P75 Annual Energy Production (AEP). This is more conservative than the P50 AEP of 116.2GWh (91 x WF500 turbines) adopted for impairment testing purposes (refer to note 15 of the audited financial statements for the basis of this input). Shareholders can monitor actual unaudited financial year to date production data on the company’s website www.nzwindfarms.co.nz
The Company’s Electricity Price Hedging Policy provides the flexibility to hedge between a minimum hedge level and 100%, for the next 24 months, enabling a more proactive approach to managing electricity price risk. The Company’s estimated operating expenditure and principal and interest payments will determine the minimum hedge ratio to apply.
The Company is 67% hedged for FY2024 and 41% hedged for FY2025. We will progressively move to fill out the balance of the 24-month ahead period as market conditions allow.
The net electricity price for FY2024 is estimated at $92.50 per MWh. This is a blended price of VVFPA prices and estimated electricity spot prices based on ASX futures prices and adjusted for location and intermittency factors and weighted by monthly production estimates and hedge ratios.
Short term forward electricity prices reflect the relatively full hydro lake levels at present. Medium to long term forward electricity prices have remained elevated likely as a result of higher inputs into thermal generation and market pricing indicating the likelihood of Tiwai point aluminium smelter operations continuing beyond the current electricity contract end date.
EBITDAF guidance is provided on the basis of information available at this time, and may be subject to variations, including climatic and other conditions outside the Company’s control. Forward electricity generation is based on a mix of recent annual averages and an independent expert’s determination of P75 generation adjusted for relevant factors. However, wind generation is inherently variable from one year to the next.
The annual shareholders meeting took place on Thursday, 26 October 2023, at the Distinction Hotel (Carlton Room), 175 Cuba Street, Palmerston North 4410, and was accessible online.
Dividend Policy and Dividends
Considering the low electricity spot market prices and continued upfront investment to support strategic growth aspirations, the Board has taken the difficult but prudent decision to pause dividends. Link to NZX announcement 28 Feb 2023.
The Board indicated at the 2023 AGM it is considering to recommence the payment of dividends subject to: NZ Windfarms’ performance meeting current FY24 EBITDAF guidance; and the Dividend Policy adopted by the Board which, inter alia, provides for quarterly dividends of 70% to 100% of free cash flow.
Operational and Industry Information
Live operating information can be accessed at TRH Live
Local Weather Forecast
Weather information for the Te Rere Hau Wind Farm can be accessed here
Share Price Information
Share Price information (delayed 20 minutes) for NZ Windfarms Limited (NZX code: NWF) can be accessed here
NZ Electricity Industry Information
Live operating information for the New Zealand electricity sector can be accessed at WITS (Wholesale Information Trading System)
Additional live New Zealand electricity sector information can be accessed at Transpower's website
A summary of the New Zealand electricity industry can be found on the MBIE website
Why Wind Power?
The New Zealand Wind Energy Association (NZWEA) is a rich source of information on the wind energy sector in New Zealand.
How to buy shares in the Company?
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Nothing on this website or in the attached documents or links constitutes financial advice.