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Pampa Energia Announces the Results for the Nine-Month Period and Quarter Ended on September 30th, 2015

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, Nov. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Pampa Energia S.A. (NYSE: PAM; Buenos Aires Stock Exchange: PAMP), the largest integrated electricity company in Argentina that, through its subsidiaries, participates in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, as well as natural gas transportation and production, announces the results for the nine-month period and quarter ended on September 30, 2015. All figures are stated in Argentine Pesos and have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards.

Highlights for the Nine-Month Period of 2015

Consolidated sales revenues of AR$5,362.9 million[1] for the nine-month period ended on September 30, 2015, 18.1% higher than the AR$4,542.7 million for the same period of 2014, primarily explained by increases of 21.5% (AR$336.9 million) in generation, 5.9% (AR$163.0 million) in distribution and 125.5% (AR$350.6 million) in the holding and others segment.

Adjusted consolidated EBITDA[2] of AR$2,823.4 million for the nine-month period ended on September 30, 2015, compared to a AR$45.1 million loss for the same period of 2014, mainly due to increases of 19.0% (AR$121.7 million) in generation, 6.2% (AR$15.4 million) in transmission, AR$2,389.6 million in distribution and 228.8% (AR$341.7 million) in holding and others segment.

Consolidated profit of AR$1,540.7 million during the nine-month period ended on September 30, 2015, of which a profit of AR$1,003.3 million is attributable to the owners of the Company, compared to AR$15.2 million attributable to the owners of the Company in the same period of 2014, explained by reported profits of AR$328.4 million in generation, AR$45.4 million in transmission[1], AR$290.5 million in distribution and AR$339.0 million in the holding and others segment.

Main Results for the Third Quarter of 2015[3]:

Consolidated sales revenues of AR$1,905.3 million for the quarter ended on September 30, 2015, 17.5% higher than the AR$1,621.3 million for the same period of 2014, mainly explained by increases of 14.1% (AR$73.1 million) in generation, 4.8% (AR$48.2 million) in distribution and 145.2% (AR$173.9 million) in holding and others segment.

Adjusted consolidated EBITDA of AR$1,130.0 million, compared to AR$72.3 million loss for the same period of 2014, mainly due to increases of 43.6% (AR$27.4 million) in transmission, AR$1,021.4 million in distribution and 246.3% (AR$157.2 million) in holding and others, partially offset by a decrease of 1.9% (AR$3.6 million) in generation.

Consolidated profit of AR$175.6 million, of which AR$40.3 million are attributable to the owners of the Company, compared to AR$95.6 million attributable to the owners of the Company in the same period of 2014, explained by profits of AR$70.3 million in generation, AR$16.8 million in transmission and AR$35.6 million in distribution, partially offset by a loss of AR$82.5 million in the holding and others segment.

[1] Under the International Financial Reporting Standards ('IFRS'), we no longer consolidate the Transmission segment, and our net income in said segment is shown in the line 'Results for participation in joint businesses'. For more information, please refer to section 4 of this Earnings Release.

[2] Adjusted consolidated EBITDA represents the consolidated results for continuing activities before net financial results, income taxes, depreciation, amortization, one-time income and expenses, and non-controlling interests, including PUREE proceeds, other non-accrued collections, and other adjustments related to IFRS. For more information, please refer to section 4 of this Earnings Release.

[3] The financial information presented in this document for the quarters ended on September 30, 2015 and of 2014 are based on unaudited financial statements prepared according to the IFRS accounting standards in force in Argentina corresponding to the nine-month periods ended on September 30, 2015 and of 2014, and the six-month periods ended on June 30, 2015 and of 2014.

Consolidated Balance Sheet
(As of September 30, 2015 and December 31, 2014, in millions of Argentine Pesos)



As of 9.30.15

As of 12.31.14

ASSETS



Participation in joint businesses

256.9

226.9

Participation in associates

131.5

133.2

Property, plant and equipment

12,712.4

9,218.1

Intangible assets

850.3

872.4

Biological assets

1.9

1.9

Financial assets with a results changing fair value

1,233.4

963.0

Deferred tax assets

98.5

93.7

Trade receivable and other credits

1,134.4

954.8

Total non-current assets

16,419.3

12,464.0




Biological assets

0.1

0.2

Inventories

200.1

135.6

Financial assets with a results changing fair value

2,565.1

1,028.6

Financial Derivatives

1.7

-

Trade receivable and other credits

4,447.2

2,896.8

Cash and cash equivalents

312.6

335.2

Total current assets

7,526.8

4,396.4




Total assets

23,946.0

16,860.4








As of 9.30.15

As of 12.31.14

EQUITY



Share capital

1,314.3

1,314.3

Share premium

344.5

343.0

Statutory reserve

51.5

14.3

Voluntary reserve

977.8

271.8

Director's options reserve

266.1

266.1

Retained earnings

1,003.3

743.2

Other comprehensive result

(32.0)

(32.2)

Equity attributable to owners of the parent

3,925.4

2,920.4




Non-controlling interests

1,146.7

633.4




Total equity

5,072.1

3,553.8




LIABILITIES



Accounts payable and other liabilities

2,565.6

1,909.4

Borrowings

5,134.7

3,731.3

Deferred revenues

133.8

109.1

Salaries and social security payable

81.4

62.9

Defined benefit plan obligations

231.2

196.6

Deferred tax liabilities

552.7

470.6

Tax payable

386.9

274.7

Provisions

213.3

119.5

Total non-current liabilities

9,299.6

6,873.9




Accounts payable and other liabilities

6,376.3

4,536.5

Borrowings

1,422.4

839.3

Deferred income

0.8

0.8

Salaries and social security payable

800.2

725.3

Defined benefit plan obligations

44.7

26.8

Tax payable

837.2

231.9

Financial derivatives

33.1

47.9

Provisions

59.6

24.2

Total current liabilities

9,574.3

6,432.6




Total liabilities

18,873.9

13,306.6




Total liabilities and equity

23,946.0

16,860.4




Consolidated Income Statement
(For the nine-month period and quarter ended on September 30, 2015 and 2014, in millions of Argentine Pesos)



Nine-Month period


3rd Quarter












2015


2014


2015


2014

Sales revenue


5,362.9


4,542.7


1,905.3


1,621.3

Cost of sales


(5,211.3)


(4,388.2)


(1,871.7)


(1,574.3)










Gross profit


151.6


154.4


33.6


47.0










Selling expenses


(675.8)


(503.9)


(256.2)


(188.2)

Administrative expenses


(809.8)


(590.7)


(286.8)


(223.9)

Other operating income


330.1


171.1


127.9


56.3

Other operating expenses


(420.5)


(249.9)


(195.8)


(82.5)

Recovery of property, plant and equipment impairment


25.3


88.4


25.3


88.4

Results for participation in joint businesses


45.6


7.8


16.9


10.5

Results for participation in associates


(1.7)


(0.3)


(9.1)


1.7










Operating income before higher cost recognition and SE Res. No. 32/15


(1,355.3)


(923.2)


(544.3)


(290.8)










Income Recognition on account of the RTI – SE Res. No. 32/15


3,809.7


-


1,421.1


-

Higher Cost Recognition – SE Res. No. 250/13 and subsequent Notes and SE Res. No. 32/15


186.6


735.5


-


-










Operating income


2,641.0


(187.6)


876.8


(290.8)










Financial income


206.1


252.2


77.2


58.2

Financial costs


(696.7)


(841.7)


(403.7)


(283.2)

Other financial results


176.0


226.1


(176.4)


428.1

Financial results, net


(314.5)


(363.3)


(503.0)


203.1










Profit before tax


2,326.5


(551.0)


373.8


(87.7)










Income tax and minimum expected profit tax


(785.8)


(31.5)


(198.3)


(99.5)










Net income for the period


1,540.7


(582.5)


175.6


(187.3)










Attributable to:









Owners of the Company


1,003.3


15.2


40.3


95.6

Non-controlling interests


537.4


(597.7)


135.3


(282.9)










Net income for the period attributable to the owners of the Company (AR$ per share):









Basic income per share


0.7634


0.0116


0.0306


0.0727

Diluted income per share


0.6375


0.0105


0.0254


0.0631

For the full version of this Results Report, please visit Pampa's Investor Relations website: www.pampaenergia.com/ir.

Information about the Conference Call

There will be a conference call to discuss Pampa and Edenor's third quarter 2015 results on Thursday November 12, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. New York Time / 12:00 p.m. Buenos Aires Time.

The hosts will be Mr. Leandro Montero, CFO of Edenor and Lida Wang, Chief of Investor Relations at Pampa. For those interested in participating, please dial 0800-444-2930 in Argentina, +1 (877) 317-6776 in the United States or +1 (412) 317-6776 from any other country. Participants of the conference call should use the identification password Pampa Energia / Edenor and dial in five minutes before the scheduled time. There will also be a live audio webcast of the conference at www.pampaenergia.com/ir.

For further information, contact:

Ricardo Torres
Co-CEO

Gustavo Mariani
Co-CEO

Mariano Batistella
Special Projects, Planning and
Investor Relations Officer

Lida Wang
Chief of Investor Relations

Tel +54 (11) 4809-9500
investor@pampaenergia.com
www.pampaenergia.com/ir

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SOURCE Pampa Energia S.A.


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