Groupe Eurotunnel: Annual Results 2013

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Groupe Eurotunnel

  • Revenues above €1 billion at €1.092 billion, an increase of 12%1
  • An EBITDA of €449 million (+7% excluding insurance indemnities2)
  • An improvement in operating profit of €45 million2 for the Fixed Link and Europorte segments
  • Net profit after tax of €101 million (including net tax income of € 81 million)
  • A 25% increase in the dividend to €0.15, to be proposed to the AGM on 29 April (€0.12 in 2012)

The board of directors, under the chairmanship of Jacques Gounon, finalised the accounts for the year to 31 December 2013 at its meeting on 12 March 2014.

Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Groupe Eurotunnel SA (Paris:GET), stated: “In 2013, the Eurotunnel Group recorded another record year despite the highly competitive environment. In this year, the 20th anniversary of the Channel Tunnel, the Group has set itself new targets for the creation of value, with an objective for EBITDA of more than €500 million3 in 2015.”

IMPORTANT EVENTS IN THE PAST YEAR

  • Channel Tunnel Fixed Link Concession
    • In 2013, Eurotunnel’s Shuttle Services carried 2.5 million passenger vehicles and 1.4 million trucks.
    • On Saturday 17 August, Le Shuttle broke its previous record for the summer, carrying almost 16,000 passenger vehicles. It is the most intense traffic ever achieved in a single day since 1994.
    • Launched on 31 May, the ETICA scheme (Eurotunnel Incentive for Capacity Additions), which is intended to encourage the launch of new rail freight services, has contributed to the 10% increase in the number of rail freight trains compared to 2012.
    • Eurostar broke through the barrier of 10 million passengers. According to a report commissioned by the Eurotunnel Group, volumes could potentially reach 14 million passengers by 2020.
    • The Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) recognised in December that Eurotunnel can legitimately recover the long-term costs of the Fixed Link via its access charges levied on railway operators using the Channel Tunnel, as set out in the Railway Usage Contract.
    • The Channel Tunnel was named “Major Civil Engineering Project of the last 100 years” by the FIDIC, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers. The jury, composed of engineers and public project managers, unanimously selected the longest undersea tunnel from the 150 entries which came from all five continents.
  • Europorte and its subsidiaries
    • A positive contribution to 2013 revenue growth (€239 million, equivalent to an increase of +16%). The Europorte proposition is based on service quality and punctuality, which has enabled new orders to be won.
    • The extension of the activity in France in the cereals and automotive sectors, combined with a diversification into petrochemicals and an increase in tonnage have consolidated the growth.
    • GB Railfreight, the third largest rail freight operator in the UK, also continues to develop. In particular it has renewed for a period of 5 years its contract with one of its major customers, Network Rail, for the transport of materials for the maintenance of the UK railway network. This new contract brings with it a significant increase in activity and turnover. GBRf has also won an extension of its contract for the transport of more than a million tonnes of spoil for the Crossrail project which will open in 2018.
    • Europorte generated a positive EBITDA of €19 million, an increase of €17 million, demonstrating the strong improvement in the profitability of the Eurotunnel’s Group’s rail freight segment.
  • MyFerryLink
    • In July 2013, the Eurotunnel Group acquired three ferries which it leases to the SCOP SF, an independent operating company. MyFerryLink is responsible for the sales and marketing of the service.
    • On 4 December 2013, the Competition Appeal Tribunal quashed the decision of the Competition Commission, which had announced a prohibition on the ferries operating services out of the port of Dover, and referred the decision back to the Competition Commission, which is expected to deliver a new decision in May 2014.
    • MyFerryLink has won customers with a proposition adapted to their needs and high quality services, with a freight market share of 9% for the full year in 2013 and revenues of €74 million, compared to just €7 million for the four and a half months of activity in 2012. The results for MyFerryLink in 2013 – 316,811 cars and 326,274 freight units transported – show the need for a new maritime option for crossing the Channel.

FINANCIAL RESULTS

On a comparable basis, excluding the insurance indemnities, the operating margin, (EBITDA) of €449 million increased by 7% compared to 2012. The EBITDA of MyFerryLink is -€22 million. The operating result for the Fixed Link and Europorte segments is improved by €45 million.

The net cost of debt service, at €269 million increased by €4 million compared to 2012, mainly due to the impact of the 2% increase in margin on the Tranche C debt since July 2012, which is partially compensated by the decrease in inflation rates.

The Eurotunnel Group’s pre-tax profit for the 2013 financial year was €20 million, compared to a profit of €27 million for 2012 (which included €30 million in insurance indemnities).

Taking into account a net tax credit of €81 million, resulting mainly from the initial recognition of a deferred tax asset, the Group’s net result after tax in 2013 is a profit of €101 million.

The free cash-flow generated in 2013 amounted to €129 million. The available cash at 31 December 2013 was €277 million, after net capital expenditure of €49 million, the payment of a dividend (€65 million), the share buyback programme (€35 million) and €46 million paid in respect of the first scheduled repayments on the Term Loan.

OUTLOOK

The activity remains positive, led by the upturn in the UK economy. Markets could, this year, see growth as strong as that experienced in 2013, with the British public making increasing numbers of short breaks to the Continent via Le Shuttle. The Group remains confident in its capacity to generate sustainable growth and, through the development of its vectors for growth, to further strengthen its resistance to the vagaries of the economy. The Eurotunnel Group expects growth in its revenues and its EBITDA in accordance with the following objectives: all things being equal

  • 2014: €460 million EBITDA
  • 2015: at least €500 million EBITDA

In the medium term, several factors work in favour of the Eurotunnel Group:

  • The introduction of the new MARPOL environmental regulations for the ferries, with a 10-fold reduction in sulphur emissions. Eurotunnel is recognised as the most environmentally friendly cross-Channel operator.
  • Continuing growth in the Short Straits passenger and truck markets
  • The launch of new rail destinations such as London/Amsterdam

REVIEW OF THE FINANCIAL SITUATION AND THE CONSOLIDATED RESULTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2013

Pursuant to EC Regulation 1606/2002 of 19 July 2002 on the application of international accounting standards, the consolidated financial statements of GET SA for the financial year ended 31 December 2013 have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) as adopted by the European Union at 31 December 2013.

1. COMPARISON OF FINANCIAL YEARS ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2012 AND 31 DECEMBER 2013

In order to enable a better comparison between the two years, the 2012 consolidated income statement presented in this section has been recalculated at the exchange rate used for the 2013 income statement of £1 = €1.187. The 2012 income statement presented in this section has been restated in accordance with the amended IAS 19.

Summary

In 2013, the Group’s consolidated revenues exceeded €1 billion for the first time, increasing by €116 million (12%) compared to 2012, to €1,092 million. Operating costs totalled €643 million, an increase of €86 million, €76 million of which resulted from the new maritime activity MyFerryLink (12 months of operations in 2013 compared to four and a half months in 2012). EBITDA amounted to €449 million, including a €22 million loss for the MyFerryLink segment. Excluding €30 million of insurance indemnities relating to the 2008 fire accounted for in 2012, EBITDA improved by €30 million (7%) compared to 2012, of which €22 million was generated by the Fixed Link, €17 million by Europorte along with a decrease of €9 million for the MyFerryLink segment. Excluding the impact of the insurance indemnities, the operating profit increased by €31 million to €285 million. The Eurotunnel Group’s result before tax for the 2013 financial year was a profit of €20 million. Excluding the losses generated by MyFerryLink and the impact of the insurance indemnities, the pre-tax result for the Fixed Link and Europorte segments improved by €39 million.

After taking into account a net tax credit of €81 million arising from the initial recognition of a deferred tax asset, the Group’s result after tax for the 2013 financial year was a profit of €101 million.

Free Cash Flow4 of €129 million was generated in 2013 compared to €133 million in 2012 (which included €30 million of insurance indemnities). At 31 December 2013, the Group held cash balances of €277 million (€256 million at 31 December 2012).

€ million   2013  

2012
restated(*)

  Variance  

2012
adjusted(**)

Exchange rate €/£   1.187     1.187         1.23  
Fixed Link 779 763 +2 % 777
Europorte 239 206 +16 % 209
MyFerryLink   74     7         7  
Revenue 1,092 976 +12 % 993
Other income       30         30  
Total turnover 1,092 1,006 +9 % 1,023
Fixed Link (327 ) (333 ) -2 % (338 )
Europorte (220 ) (204 ) +8 % (206 )
MyFerryLink   (96 )   (20 )       (20 )
Operating costs   (643 )   (557 )   +15 %   (564 )
Operating margin (EBITDA) 449 449 = 459
Depreciation   (166 )   (161 )   +3 %   (161 )
Trading profit 283 288 -2 % 298
Other net operating income/(charges)   2     (4 )       (4 )
Operating profit (EBIT) 285 284 0 % 294
Share of result of equity-accounted companies (1 )
Net finance costs (269 ) (265 ) +2 % (269 )
Net other financial income   5     8         7  
Pre-tax profit   20     27         32  
Income tax expense   81              
Profit for the year   101     27         32  

* Restated at the rate of exchange used for the 2013 income statement (£1=€1.187).

** Adjusted in accordance with the amended IAS 19.

The evolution of the result before tax and excluding insurance indemnities by segment compared to 2012 is presented below:

€ million
Improvement/(deterioration) of result
 

(*)Fixed Link

  Europorte  

(**)MyFerryLink

  Total Group
Pre-tax profit: 2012 restated at the 2013 exchange rate   21   (9 )   (15 )   (3 )
Improvement/(deterioration) of result:
Revenue +16 +33 +67 +116
Operating expenses   +6     (16 )   (76 )   (86 )
EBITDA +22 +17 (9 ) +30
Depreciation   +2     (1 )   (6 )   (5 )
Trading result   +24     +16     (15 )   +25  
Other net operating income/(charges)   +4     +1     +1     +6  
Operating result (EBIT)   +28     +17     (14 )   +31  
Net financial charges and other   (5 )   (1 )   (2 )   (8 )
Total changes   +23     +16     (16 )   +23  
Pre-tax profit for 2013   44     7     (31 )   20  

* Excluding insurance indemnities for operating losses resulting from the fire in 2008 (€30 million in 2012).

** MyFerryLink began operations on 20 August 2012.

1.1. Fixed Link Concession segment

The Group’s core business is the Channel Tunnel Fixed Link Concession which operates and directly markets its Shuttle Services and also manages the circulation of High-Speed Passenger Trains (Eurostar) and the Train Operators’ Rail Freight Services through its Railway Network. This segment also includes the Group’s corporate services.

€ million   2013  

(*)2012

  Variance
Exchange rate €/£   1.187     1.187      
Shuttle Services 477 470 +2 %
Railway Network 289 280 +3 %
Other revenue   13     13     +2 %
Revenue 779 763 +2 %
External operating costs (182 ) (184 ) -3 %
Employee benefits expense   (145 )   (149 )   -2 %
Operating costs   (327 )   (333 )   -2 %
Operating margin (EBITDA)   452     430     +5 %
EBITDA(*)/revenue   58.0 %   56.2 %   1.8pts

* Excluding insurance indemnities for operating losses resulting from the fire in 2008 (€30 million in 2012).

a) Fixed Link Concession revenues

Revenue generated by this segment, which in 2013 represented 71% of the Group’s total revenue, increased by 2% compared to 2012, to €779 million.

i) Shuttle Services

Traffic (number of vehicles)   2013   2012   Change
Truck Shuttle   1,362,849   1,464,880   -7%
Passenger Shuttle:      
Cars (*) 2,481,167 2,424,342 +2%
Coaches   64,507   58,966   +9%

* Includes motorcycles, vehicles with trailers, caravans and camper vans.

Shuttle Services’ revenue for 2013 amounted to €477 million, up 2% (€7 million) compared to the previous year.

Truck Shuttle

The cross-Channel Short Straits truck market continued to grow in 2013, up by an estimated 4.7% compared to 2012, but nevertheless remained some 5% below 2007 (before the economic crisis).

In 2012, Truck Shuttle traffic benefitted from the demise of the historic operator SeaFrance as well as from a large part of the additional traffic generated by the London Olympic Games. In 2013, the number of trucks transported by Shuttles decreased by 7%, but at 38.6% in 2013, the Truck Shuttle’s market share remains above the average market share recorded before 2012.

Passenger Shuttle

The cross-Channel Short Straits car market returned to growth in 2013 (estimated at 2.8%). The number of cars transported by the Passenger Shuttles increased by 2% in 2013 compared to 2012 and the car activity’s market share remained stable at 51%.

The cross-Channel Short Straits coach market recorded strong growth compared to 2012 (estimated at 8%) and the Fixed Link’s coach market share increased by 0.5 points to 41.6%. The Passenger Shuttle’s coach traffic increased by 9% in 2013, boosted by the new scheduled services launched in the second half of 2012.

ii) Railway Network

Traffic   2013   2012   Change
High-Speed Passenger Trains (Eurostar):      

Passengers(*)

  10,132,691   9,911,649   +2%

Train Operators’ Rail Freight Services(**):

Number of tonnes 1,363,834 1,227,139 +11%
Number of trains   2,547   2,325   +10%

* Only passengers travelling through the Channel Tunnel are included in this table, excluding those who travel between Paris-Calais and Brussels-Lille.

** Rail freight services by train operators (DB Schenker on behalf of BRB, the SNCF and its subsidiaries, and Europorte) using the Tunnel.

The Eurotunnel Group earned revenues of €289 million in 2013 from the use of its Railway Network by Eurostar’s High-Speed Passenger Trains and by the Train Operators’ Rail Freight Services, an increase of 3% compared to 2012.

In 2013, the number of Eurostar passengers using the Tunnel increased by 2% compared to 2012 and passed the symbolic milestone of 10 million passengers in a year for the first time, thanks to strong demand in the leisure market.

In order to generate addition cross-Channel rail freight, Eurotunnel announced on 30 May 2013 the ETICA scheme (Eurotunnel Incentive for Capacity Additions) which provides financial assistance to railway undertakings who start up new rail freight services using the Tunnel, aiming to support their initial investment costs.

The number of rail freight trains increased by 10%, mainly due to an increase in steel transport, an upturn in certain intermodal traffic and, at the end of the year, the new services generated by ETICA.

b) Fixed Link Concession operating costs

The Fixed Link segment’s operating costs amounted to €327 million in 2013, a decrease of 2% compared to 2012. Excluding non-recurring items, charges remained stable.

1.2. Europorte segment

The Europorte segment covers the entire rail freight transport logistical chain in France and the UK. It includes GBRf in the UK, and Europorte France, Socorail, Europorte Proximité and Europorte Channel.

€ million   2013   2012   Variance
Exchange rate €/£   1.187     1.187      
Revenue 239 206 +16 %
External operating costs (135 ) (128 ) +6 %
Employee benefits expense   (85 )   (76 )   +11 %
Operating costs   (220 )   (204 )   +8 %
Operating margin (EBITDA)   19     2     +€17m

a) Europorte revenues

The increase of €33 million in Europorte’s revenues (16%) has been generated by new contracts started in 2013 and in the second half of 2012, as well as by an increase in volumes on some existing contracts.

b) Europorte operating costs

In the context of the growth in activity levels, the increase in operating expenses has been limited to 8% in the year reflecting the impact of measures to improve productivity that began in 2011 and which have been demonstrating their effectiveness since the second half of 2012 as well as the effect of lower start-up costs for new contracts.

Europorte’s operating margin improved significantly compared to 2012, with a positive EBITDA of €19 million, up €17 million.

1.3. MyFerryLink segment

The Eurotunnel Group’s maritime subsidiaries “MyFerryLink” lease their ships to the SCOP (an operating company outside the Eurotunnel Group) and market the cross-Channel crossings for freight and tourist vehicles.

The Eurotunnel Group’s maritime activity began on 20 August 2012 with two of the ferries (the Rodin and the Berlioz). Since February 2013, all three of the ferries have been in operation on the Short Straits (including the Nord Pas-de-Calais).

€ million   2013     2012  
Revenue   74   7
Operating costs   (96 )   (20 )
Operating margin (EBITDA)   (22 )   (13 )

a) MyFerryLink revenues

Traffic   2013   2012
Freight   326,274   11,417
Cars (*) 316,811 45,908
Coaches   721   11

* Includes motorcycles, vehicles with trailers, caravans and camper vans.

The segment generated revenues of €74 million in 2013 compared to €7 million in the four and a half months of operations in 2012.

MyFerryLink’s share of the cross-Channel Short Straits freight market in 2013 was 9%; it reached 9.6% in December 2013 compared to 4.2% in January 2013. For the car activity, market share was 6.5% for 2013.

b) MyFerryLink operating costs

Operating costs of €96 million for the year mainly comprise the purchase of ferry crossings from the SCOP as well as commercial and administrative costs.

1.4. Other income

In 2012, other income of €30 million related to cash received in the year for the final settlement of insurance indemnities arising from the fire in 2008.

1.5. Operating margin (EBITDA)

EBITDA by business segment (excluding other income) evolved as follows:

€ million  

(*)Fixed Link

  Europorte   MyFerryLink   Total Group
EBITDA(*) 2012   430   2   (13 )   419
Improvement/(deterioration):
Revenue +16 +33 +67 +116
Operating costs   +6   (16 )   (76 )   (86 )
Total   +22   +17     (9 )   +30  
EBITDA 2013   452   19     (22 )   449  

* Excluding insurance indemnities for operating losses following the fire in 2008 (€30 million in 2012).

At €449 million in 2013, the Group’s operating margin improved by €30 million compared to 2012 excluding insurance indemnities in 2012; €22 million of this increase was generated by the Fixed Link segment and €17 million by Europorte, whilst MyFerryLink’s EBITDA reduced by €9 million.

1.6. Operating profit (EBIT)

Depreciation charges increased by €5 million to €166 million in 2013, mainly as a result of the new maritime activity.

The operating profit in 2013 amounted to €285 million, an improvement of €31 million compared to 2012 (excluding the €30 million of insurance indemnities relating to the 2008 fire).

1.7. Pre-tax profit

At €269 million in 2013, net finance costs increased by €4 million compared to 2012 at a constant exchange rate, as a consequence of the additional 2% margin on tranche C of the debt since July 2012, partially compensated by the decrease in inflation rates and the resulting effect on the nominal value of the index-linked tranche of the debt.

In 2013, “net other financial income” included interest receivable on the floating rate notes of €7 million (2012: €6 million).

The Eurotunnel Group’s consolidated result before tax for the 2013 financial year was a profit of €20 million.

1.8. Net result

Given its earnings outlook and its significant tax cumulative losses, the Group has accounted for a credit of €83 million in its 2013 income statement in relation to a deferred tax asset. This credit consists of the initial recognition of a €70 million deferred tax asset arising from temporary differences and the activation of €13 million of carryforward tax deficits reflecting those losses which are expected to be utilised in the next three years. At 31 December 2013, unrecognised deferred tax assets amounted to €1,554 million.

In 2013, income tax expense also includes a charge of €2 million for tax on dividends (3% of the €65 million dividend paid in 2013).

The consolidated result for the Eurotunnel Group for the 2013 financial year was a profit of €101 million.

2. CASH FLOWS IN 2012 AND 2013

€ million   Year ended   Year ended
31 December 31 December
2013 2012
Exchange rate €/£   1.199     1.225  
Net cash inflow from trading 459 459
Other operating cash flows and taxation   (6 )   2  
Net cash inflow from operating activities 453 461
Net cash outflow from investing activities (49 ) (183 )
Net cash outflow from financing activities   (380 )   (301 )
Increase/(decrease) in cash in year   24     (23 )

In total, the net cash inflow in 2013 was €24 million, compared to a net cash outflow of €23 million in 2012, an improvement of €47 million.

a) Cash flow from operating activities

Net cash inflow from operating activities remained stable in 2013 compared to 2012 at €459 million. After net other operating payments and taxation of €6 million in 2013, the net cash inflow from operating activities decreased by €8 million to €453 million. This is explained mainly by:

  • a net increase of €14 million for the Fixed Link activity (increase of €20 million in receipts and €6 million in operating costs),
  • the absence of €30 million of insurance indemnities received in 2012 in respect of the fire in 2008,
  • a net increase of €20 million in Europorte’s operating cash flows, and
  • a net operating cash out flow from the MyFerryLink segment’s activity in 2013 of €17 million in 2013 compared to the net cash out flow of €21 million for the start up of the business and the four and a half months of operations in 2012.

b) Cash flow from investing activities

Net cash flow from investing activities decreased from €183 million in 2012 to €49 million in 2013. In 2012, net cash flows from investing activities included payments of €74 million for the acquisition of certain assets from the ex-SeaFrance group and the cost of the rehabilitation of the three ferries and €51 million for the acquisition of new locomotives for Europorte.

The net cash flow from investing activities of €49 million in 2013 included:

  • €37 million relating to the Fixed Link (2012: €59 million) of which €10 million was spent on the project to install the GSM-R (digital radio communication) system and €5 million on the renovation and power upgrade of locomotives,
  • net payments of €3 million for Europorte, the investment in the multi-year programme to acquire new locomotives for Europorte in France and GBRf having been financed by sale and lease back transactions,
  • payments of €6 million for the MyFerryLink segment mainly in relation to the rehabilitation of the ferries,
  • net payments of €5 million relating to the Group’s investment in ElecLink Limited, a joint venture 49%-owned by GET SA, which was established to build and operate a new electricity interconnector between the French and British national grids by running two direct current cables through the Tunnel, and
  • €2 million received in respect of sales of fixed assets.

c) Cash flow from financing activities

Net cash outflow from financing activities in 2013 amounted to €380 million compared to €301 million in 2012. During 2013, it comprised mainly:

  • €241 million of interest paid on the Term Loan and associated hedging transactions (2012: €228 million); the increase results from the application of the 2% step-up on the margin applicable to the tranche C debt since 28 June 2012,
  • € 46 million paid in respect of the first scheduled repayments on the Term Loan,
  • €35 million paid under the share buy back programme (2012: €44 million),
  • €65 million paid in dividends (2012: €44 million),
  • €25 million received following the partial refinancing of locomotives purchased by Europorte in 2011 and 2012, and
  • interest received totalling €8 million of which €6 million was in respect of the floating rate notes owned by the Group (2012: €9 million of which €6 million was in respect of the floating rate notes).

3. DEBT SERVICE COVER RATIOS

The debt service cover ratio and the synthetic service cover ratio for Groupe Eurotunnel SA at 31 December 2013 were 1.63 and 1.73 respectively, and thus the financial covenants for the period were respected.

4. LONG TERM DEBT TO ASSET RATIO

The Group defines its Long Term Debt to Asset Ratio as the ratio between long-term financial liabilities less the value of the floating rate notes held by the Group as a percentage of tangible fixed assets. At 31 December 2013, the ratio was 57.3% compared to 56.3% at 31 December 2012 (restated at the exchange rate at 31 December 2013).

    31 December
2013
  31 December 2012
€ million   restated   published
Exchange rate €/£       1.199   1.199   1.225
Long-term financial liabilities A 3,890 3,893 3,934
Other financial assets: floating rate notes   B   151   151   152
Long-term financial liabilities less other financial assets A-B=C 3,739 3,742 3,782

Tangible fixed assets: property, plant and equipment(*)

  D   6,529   6,647   6,648
Long-Term Debt to Asset Ratio   C/D   57.3%   56.3%   56.9%

* Concession fixed assets are converted using historic exchange rates.

5. FREE CASH FLOW

The Group defines its Free Cash Flow as net cash flow from operating activities less net cash flow from investing activities (excluding the initial investment in new activities and the acquisition of shareholdings in subsidiary undertakings) and net cash flow from financing activities relating to debt service plus interest received (on Cash and cash equivalents and other financial assets).

The Group’s Free Cash Flow in 2013 remained relatively stable compared to 2012 at €129 million, the increase in interest paid and the first scheduled debt repayments having been compensated by the decrease in investments (see paragraph 2.b) “Cash flow from investing activities” above for more details).

€ million   31 December
2013
  31 December
2012
Exchange rate €/£   1.199     1.225  
Net cash inflow from operating activities 453 461
Net cash outflow from investing activities (49 ) (183 )
Adjustment for investment in subsidiary undertakings 1
Adjustment for the acquisition and rehabilitation of the maritime assets 6 74
Interest paid on loans and hedging instruments (242 ) (229 )
Scheduled debt repayments (47 )
Interest received   8     9  
Free Cash Flow   129     133  

6. CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

€’000   31 December
2013
 

(5)31 December
2012

ASSETS    
Goodwill 16,997 17,364
Intangible assets   9,814   11,139
Total intangible assets 26,811 28,503
Concession property, plant and equipment 6,333,187 6,445,225
Other property, plant and equipment   195,858   202,425
Total property, plant and equipment 6,529,045 6,647,650
Equity-accounted companies 880
Deferred tax asset 127,496
Other financial assets   157,259   155,188
Total non-current assets 6,841,491 6,831,341
Inventories 3,622 3,250
Trade receivables 130,600 120,985
Other receivables 30,280 43,185
Other financial assets 207 208
Cash and cash equivalents   276,725   256,228
Total current assets   441,434   423,856
Total assets   7,282,925   7,255,197
EQUITY AND LIABILITIES
Issued share capital 220,000 220,000
Share premium account 1,711,796 1,711,796
Other reserves 252,328 32,339
Profit for the year 101,361 31,719
Cumulative translation reserve   195,080   158,281
Equity – Group share 2,480,565 2,154,135
Minority interest share   5  
Total equity 2,480,570 2,154,135
Retirement benefit obligations 43,203 50,474
Financial liabilities 3,889,951 3,934,295
Interest rate derivatives   626,925   856,017
Total non-current liabilities 4,560,079 4,840,786
Provisions 907 1,661
Financial liabilities 39,527 53,849
Trade payables 170,837 175,691
Other payables   31,005   29,075
Total current liabilities   242,276   260,276
Total equity and liabilities   7,282,925   7,255,197

Forthcoming events in 2014:

24 April 2014: traffic and revenue for first quarter of 2014

29 April 2014: Groupe Eurotunnel SA AGM

Additional information:

Groupe Eurotunnel files its annual financial report for the year ending 31 December 2013 with the Autorité des marches financiers (AMF). Groupe Eurotunnel SA’s consolidated and company accounts for the year ended 31 December 2013 were finalised by the board of directors on 12 March 2014.

Status of the accounts for the year 2013, in respect of the statutory audit: accounts certified.

This press release and the 2013 Registration Document (including Groupe Eurotunnel SA’s annual accounts for the year ended 31 December 2013) will be available on our website: www.eurotunnelgroup.com under the heading “regulated information”.

1 All comparisons with the 2012 income statement are made at the exchange rate for 2013, £1 = €1.187.

2 In 2012, the Eurotunnel Group received a one-off income of €30 million in insurance indemnities, accounted for in other income, in the EBITDA (operating margin), and in the overall result.

3 At current exchange rates

4 The Free Cash Flow is the net cash flow from operating activities less net cash flow from investing activities (excluding the initial investment in new activities and the acquisition of shareholdings in subsidiary undertakings) and net cash flow from financing activities relating to debt service plus interest received.

5 The financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2012 have been restated in accordance with the amended IAS 19.)

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