Iberdrola reported net profit of 2.804 billion euros in 2017, up 3.7% from a year earlier. Consolidated EBITDA fell by 7.8% to 7.318 billion euros last year. The results were impacted by the US tax reform and difficult operating conditions in Spain.
Iberdrola has warned of the risk Donald Trump’s administration poses to renewables’ growth plans in the US. Iberdrola says Trump could freeze or eliminate the CPP (Clean Power Plan) designed by Obama. This envisaged investments of $8.5 billion a year until 2030. But for now, these changes in US policy have not altered Iberdrola’s growth outlook.
UBS | Based on our latest conversations with investors, the following three questions emerged on Iberdrola: Could we see EPS growth upgrades following the strategic update on Feb-2017? Could renewables growth plans in the US be at risk? And, Is the company likely to pursue inorganic growth as suggested by recent press articles?
Spanish power company Iberdrola is involved in the electricity and gas generation and distribution businesses in the US. It also has 5.504MW of installed capacity in Mexico, mainly in combined gas cycles. This is one of the pillars of future growth for Iberdrola as it is constructing 4.000 MW to reach a 2020 target of 10.000 MW of installed capacity.