Q1 Performance Update
3i Infrastructure plc (“3i Infrastructure” or “the Company”) is a long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets.
This statement relates to the period from 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017 (the “period”).
- The portfolio overall continues to perform in line with expectations. Portfolio income totalled £20.8 million in the period. Non-income cash of £17.7 million was also received.
- 3i Infrastructure maintains an efficient balance sheet, with ongoing liquidity available through its Revolving Credit Facility (“RCF”). At 30 June 2017, the Company held £47.2 million in cash and the RCF was £151.1 million drawn including £31.1 million for letters of credit. The undrawn RCF balance was £348.9 million, including a £200 million temporary additional facility.
- The Company will pay the final dividend for FY17 of 3.775 pence per share on 10 July 2017.
Richard Laing, Chairman of 3i Infrastructure, said: “The Board is pleased with the performance over the period, in particular with the strong level of income from the portfolio. We are on track to deliver our FY18 target dividend of 7.85 pence per share.”
Phil White, Managing Partner and Head of Infrastructure, 3i Investments plc, Investment Adviser to the Company, added: “The team has been working actively on the Company’s newer acquisitions, including reviewing potential follow on investments, and on seeking new investments in the Company’s target markets of economic infrastructure and greenfield projects.”
Portfolio income (dividends, interest receivable and any fees received from portfolio assets) totalled £20.8 million in the period, against £13.1 million in the same period last year. Non-income cash received in the period reached £17.7 million, compared with £7.6 million in the same period last year. In total, portfolio income and non-income cash to support the dividend was £38.5 million, compared to £30.9 million received in the previous quarter to 31 March 2017.
At 30 June 2017, the Company had £47.2 million of cash and had drawn £151.1 million on its RCF, including £31.1 million for letters of credit. In April 2017, the Company increased its RCF from £300 million to £500 million on a temporary basis to March 2018. The remaining undrawn RCF balance is £348.9 million.
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For information please contact:
Chairman, 3i Infrastructure plc
+44 1534 847 410
+44 20 7975 3469
Kathryn van der Kroft
+44 20 7975 3021
About 3i Infrastructure plc
3i Infrastructure plc is a Jersey-incorporated, closed-ended investment company, listed on the London Stock Exchange and regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. The Company is a long-term investor in infrastructure businesses and assets. The Company’s market focus is on economic infrastructure and greenfield projects in developed economies, principally in Europe, investing in operating businesses and projects which generate long-term yield and capital growth.
3i Investments plc, a wholly-owned subsidiary of 3i Group plc, is authorised and regulated in the UK by the Financial Conduct Authority and acts as Investment Adviser to 3i Infrastructure plc.
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This statement aims to give an indication of material events and transactions that have taken place in the period from 1 April 2017 to 30 June 2017 and their impact on the financial position of 3i Infrastructure plc. These indications reflect the Board's current view. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties and could change. Factors which could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, general economic and market conditions and specific factors affecting the financial prospects or performance of individual investments within the portfolio of 3i Infrastructure plc.