Ferrovial construction sees Q4 revenues leap
By Dan Colombini29 October 2021
Spanish contractor Ferrovial has reported a huge rise in EBITDA as part of its latest fourth quarter results for this year.
The firm reported €439m in EBITDA in the first nine months of 2021, an 85.9% increase in like-for-like terms on the €231m reported in the same period of 2020.
Revenue increased by 8.4% in like-for-like terms to €4.8m.
The results were boosted by improved Toll Road traffic and solid performance by Construction, offset by persisting constraints on air traffic, according to the firm.
Construction maintained its solid performance, with €107m in EBIT, up from €25m in the same period of 2020, and an EBIT margin of 2.4%.
Ferrovial Construction division
The division’s backlog reached a record €12,297 million, not counting some recently awarded projects worth €380 million. Revenues increased by 4.9% in like-for-like terms to €4.4 billion.
Toll Roads reported a 35.4% increase in revenue in like-for-like terms to €383 million, supported by sound performance by the managed lanes in Texas, which registered double-digit growth.
The United States accounted for 77.6% of this division’s revenue. EBITDA increased by 42.9% in like-for-like terms to €266 million.
In the Airports division, the decline in traffic reduced Heathrow’s revenue by 26.9% and its adjusted EBITDA by 54.8%. The AGS airports (part owned by Ferrovial) were affected significantly by the decline in traffic, with revenue down 8.7% and EBITDA amounting to an €11 million loss.
For the wider business, the company reported a net loss of €100 million in the first nine months of 2021, compared with a €513 million loss in the same period of 2020.
The company’s liquidity position amounted to €6,423 million while net cash excluding infrastructure projects stood at €1,83bn (including discontinued operations).