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Analysis by Business Segment

Since 2009, the Hera Group has revised its business portfolio to better focus its industrial structures: in particular, the Gas area has received the District Heating and Heat Management businesses originally under Other Services, and the Electricity Area has been assigned Industrial Micro-cogeneration, also previously under Other Services.

An analysis of the operating results achieved in the business segments in which the Group operates is presented below: (i) Gas sector, concerned with the distribution and sale of methane gas and LPG, District hearing and Heat Management (ii) Electricity sector, regarding the production, distribution and sale of Electricity, (iii) Integrated Water Cycle sector, including Aqueducts, Purification and Sewage, (iv) Waste Management sector, including Waste Collection, Treatment and Disposal and (v) Other Services sector, including Public Lighting, Telecommunications and other minor services.

In light of the above, in order to provide the necessary focus on the performance for year 2009, it is hereby described the analysis for the different business segments in which the Group operates, compared to the data of year 2008, reclassified according the new criteria for allocating business to segments The breakdown and development over the years in terms of Revenues and EBITDA is illustrated in the following charts:

Breakdown of the business portfolio


Breakdown of the business portfolio

In the following chapters the operating performance of the various business segments is analysed. Income statements by business segment include structural costs, and inter-divisional transactions valued at current market prices.

It should also be noted that this analysis includes the increases in construction on a time and materials basis/work in progress and, therefore, the related costs. These items, as envisaged in the indications of the IAS, are indicated by way of a cost adjustment as capitalised costs in the individual tables.

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