Hepsor’s consolidated sales revenue for the second quarter of 2023 amounted to 14.6 million euros and net profit was 3.5 million euros (incl. the share owned by the parent company was 1.6 million euros). The consolidated sales revenue for the first half of 2023 totaled 20.6 million euros and net profit 3.6 million euros (incl. the share owned by the parent company was 1.8 million euros).
In Q2 2023, the Group sold a total of 90 apartments of which 8 apartments in Paevälja Hoovimajad development project, Paevälja 11, Tallinn and 82 apartments in Latvia, in Riga in Kuldigas Parks development project, Gregora iela 2a 53 apartments were handed over to customers, in Mārupes Dārzs development project in Liela 45, 28 apartments were handed over to the customers and in Strelnieku 4b delevopment project 1 apartment. In the second quarter, land plots at Tooma st 2, Tooma st 4 and Tooma st 6 were sold in Tallinn.
In the first half of 2023, a total of 195 real rights contracts were signed, based on which a total of 124 new homes were handed over to home buyers. The completion of the Mārupes Dārzs and Kuldigas Parks projects was only at the end of the second quarter and even though the real right contracts for 71 homes had been concluded, the homes had not yet been handed over to buyers at the end of the period and are therefore not reflected in the sales revenue for the period. The signing of real rights contracts for the Kuldigas Parks and Mārupes Dārzs projects and the handover of homes will continue in the third quarter of 2023.
The Group’s revenues and profitability are directly dependent on the development cycle of projects, which is approximately 24 to 36 months. Sales revenue is generated only at the end of the cycle. Calendar quarters vary in terms of the number of projects ending during the quarter, which is why both profits and sales revenue can differ significantly across quarters. Therefore, performance can be considerably weaker or stronger in some years and quarters than in others.
The portfolio of the company’s development projects and three-year average financial results are a better criteria for assessing the group’s performance in order to assess the overall sustainability and economic results of a real estate development company.
Hepsor has four residential development projects under construction in Estonia and Latvia, with a total of 319 new apartments and 453 m2 of commercial premises. After the completion of two projects in the first half-year, Nameja Rezidence development project remains under construction and for sale in Riga, in which a total of 38 homes will be completed, of which 10 apartments have been pre-sold under the law of obligations and reservation agreements (26%). In Tallinn, three development projects are under construction and for sale with a total of 281 new apartments and 453 m2 of commercial premises- Ojakalda kodud, Lilleküla kodud ja Manufaktuuri 7. As of June 30, 2023, law of obligations and reservation agreements have been concluded for 77 of these apartments (27%).
According to Henri Laks, Member of the Management Board of Hepsor, the second quarter of 2023 went mostly as expected in the real estate sector. „Positive developments include the stabilization of energy prices and inflation, which create the prerequisites for a recovery in demand in the real estate market. At the same time, the Euribor continued to rise, which has a direct impact on the monthly housing costs of households and home buyers and forces real estate purchasing decisions to take a conservative approach. The transaction activity of the Tallinn new development market increased slightly in the second quarter but remains below the previous long-term average. In Riga, transaction activity remains at the normal level,” said Laks.
In the commercial real estate market, transaction activity in the Baltics is also rather low. However, from Hepsor’s perspective we can highlight a landmark transaction with which we sold a stock-office type commercial building with 3,642 m2 of rental space called StokOfiss U30 to an experienced asset management company through the sale of parts of Hepsor U30 SIA in Riga, Latvia in the second quarter of 2023.
Work to enter the Canadian market culminated in the first investment in Toronto in the second quarter of 2023, where, together with Canadian partners, a property suitable for residential development was purchased at 3406-3434 Weston road. To develop the property, Weston Limited Partnership was founded, in which, in addition to Hepsor and its Canadian partners, various Canadian and European investors also participate. The goal of the first phase of the acquired development project is to increase the construction volumes of the property from 27,000 m2 to ca 53,000 m2 and to obtain construction rights for the creation of two apartment buildings. The land valuation phase is expected to take 2-2.5 years, after which Weston Limited Partnership will be able to decide whether the additional value created by that point will be realized through the resale of the property or whether the project will move on to the construction phase.
The Group forecasts a revenue of 41.3 million euros, net profit of 3.3 million euros and net profit attributable to the owners of the parent of 1.1 million euros for 2023. The Group’s sales results for the first half of 2023 show that the Group is on track to meet the forecasts for 2023.
Consolidated statement of financial position
|in thousands of euros||30 June 2023||31 December 2022||30 June 2022|
|Cash and cash equivalents||8,304||3,754||4,361|
|Trade and other receivables||1,372||1,731||576|
|Current loan receivables||311||0||279|
|Total current assets||78,763||75,245||61,344|
|Property, plant and equipment||233||232||260|
|Investments in associates||912||1,086||0|
|Non-current loan receivables||3,233||1,766||2,308|
|Other non-current receivables||136||30||380|
|Total non-current assets||4,521||3,123||2,953|
|Liabilities and equity|
|Loans and borrowings||11,056||22,565||2,472|
|Current lease liabilities||64||46||64|
|Prepayments from customers||3,748||3,054||2,453|
|Trade and other payables||8,570||4,007||3,959|
|Deferred income tax liability||0||0||8|
|Total current liabilities||23,438||29,672||8,956|
|Loans and borrowings||35,144||26,015||34,641|
|Non-current lease liabilities||68||68||66|
|Other non-current liabilities||2,442||2,290||1,762|
|Total non-current liabilities||37,654||28,373||36,469|
|incl. total equity attributable to owners of the parent||21,709||19,866||18,345|
|incl. non-controlling interest||483||457||527|
|Total liabilities and equity||83,284||78,368||64,297|
Consolidated statement of profit and loss and other comprehensive income
|in thousands of euros||6M 2023||6M 2022||Q2 2023||Q2 2022|
|Cost of sales (-)||-15,799||-3,752||-10,759||-2,586|
|Marketing expenses (-)||-268||-173||-197||-78|
|Administrative expenses (-)||-787||-537||-440||-209|
|Other operating income||82||47||62||37|
|Other operating expenses (-)||-92||-39||-69||-32|
|Operating profit (-loss) of the year||3,726||-500||3,212||-186|
|Financial expenses (-)||-1,184||-312||-759||-144|
|Profit before tax||3,588||-245||3,449||-272|
|Current income tax(-)||0||-5||0||0|
|Deferred income tax||0||-8||0||-8|
|Net profit for the year||3,588||-258||3,449||-280|
|Attributable to owners of the parent||1,803||-273||1,563||-278|
|Other comprehensive income (-loss)|
|Changes related to change of ownership||68||135||68||0|
|Change in value of embedded derivatives with minority shareholders||-1,787||-13||-1,795||-31|
|Other comprehensive income (-loss) for the period||-1,719||122||-1,727||-31|
|Attributable to owners of the parent||40||-286||54||-200|
|Comprehensive income (-loss) for the period||1,869||-136||1,722||-311|
|Attributable to owners of the parent||1,843||-559||1,617||-478|
|Earnings per share|
|Basic (euros per share)||0.47||-0.07||0.41||-0.07|
|Diluted (euros per share)||0.47||-0.07||0.41||-0.07|