HALFYR: IFT: Interim results for the period ended 30 September 2019 08:30a.m. 
13/11/2019 08:30  
REL: 0830 HRS Infratil Limited  
HALFYR: IFT: Interim results for the period ended 30 September 2019  
Significant capital invested in high performing renewable energy, data and  
connectivity platforms  
During the six months ended 30 September 2019 Infratil invested $1.4 billion  
which included the acquisition of Vodafone NZ ('Vodafone') for $1,029  
million. The remaining $332.6 million was invested in Infratil's existing  
businesses, including significant projects developed by Tilt Renewables and  
further expansion of CDC Data Centres.  
The acquisition of Vodafone represented the largest corporate transaction in  
New Zealand for over a decade when Infratil acquired a 49.9% stake alongside  
global infrastructure investor Brookfield Asset Management. The acquisition  
is transformational for Infratil and significantly strengthens the cash  
generative core of the portfolio while increasing Infratil's exposure to  
long-term data and connectivity growth. The deal was well supported by  
shareholders, reflected by the strong backing of the NZ$400 million capital  
raise undertaken to as part of the acquisition.  
Just as significant as the investment that was made during the period were  
the announcements around future investment and the momentum within Infratil's  
existing platforms:  
o Tilt Renewables and Longroad Energy announced three new renewable  
generation projects over the period amounting to 755MW of capacity at a total  
cost of $1,470 million. In aggregate these two companies are now building  
712MW of wind and 379MW of solar generation at a total cost of $2,070  
o RetireAustralia is in the process of taking delivery of 70 new care-units  
at its Glengarra Village, while construction is underway on 177 units at The  
Verge village adjacent to the Burleigh Golf Club in Queensland;  
o CDC Data Centres has outlined plans for the construction and fit out of up  
to an additional 150MW of data centre capacity across Canberra and Sydney;  
o Vodafone is in the process of the initial roll-out of New Zealand's first  
commercial 5G deployment with 108 enabled cell-sites soon to provide 5G  
coverage in Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington, and Auckland; and,  
o Wellington Airport has released its 2040 Master Plan which could involve  
$1,000 million of investment over the next decade expanding capacity and  
improving resilience.  
While the six-month period under review was dominated by investment, the  
divestments of four portfolio businesses, ANU Student Accommodation, NZ Bus,  
Perth Energy and Snapper are also significant in the context of Infratil's  
goals and strategies. In addition to releasing capital, the asset sales  
reflect the desire to simplify Infratil's portfolio and recognise that those  
activities were unlikely to grow to a material scale. The new investments  
reflect Infratil's focus on growth infrastructure and commitment of capital  
to high conviction platforms, in particular exposure to long-term data and  
connectivity growth and renewable energy.  
For the six-month period Infratil's net parent surplus was $56.4 million,  
down from $58.5 million in the prior period. This result included  
unfavourable foreign exchange and derivative movements of $16.4 million,  
compared to gains of $12.0 million in the prior period.  
Underlying EBITDAF from continuing operations was $289.4 million for the year  
ended 30 September 2019, up from $284.6 million in the prior year. This  
included an initial two-month contribution from Vodafone of $39.1 million.  
Excluding the contribution from Vodafone the main changes were lower  
contributions from Trustpower and Longroad arising from low hydro generation  
in New Zealand and the timing and terms of Longroad's development activity  
and asset sales. As part of the 30 September 2019 result's announcement  
Infratil is able to reaffirm its Underlying EBITDAF guidance range from  
continuing operations of $655-$695 million for the year ending 31 March 2020.  
Over the 6 months the Infratil share price rose from $4.17 to $4.92 and a  
dividend of 11.0 cps and 2.0 cps imputation credits was paid. In addition,  
shareholders had the opportunity to buy one share at $4.00 for each 7.46  
shares they owned under the pro-rata accelerated renounceable entitlement  
offer. Shareholders who did not take up this offer received a payment  
equivalent to 4.69 cps.  
The interim dividend will be 6.25 cps to be paid on 13 December 2019 to  
shareholders of record as at 29 November 2019. This will carry 1.5 cps of  
imputation credits. For this dividend, Infratil is  
re-instituting its Dividend Reinvestment Plan in response to requests from  
shareholders. Details of how to take advantage of this Plan are set out in a  
separate letter to be sent to shareholders.  
There will be a briefing for institutional investors, analysts and media  
commencing at 10.00am at Prefab Hall, 14 Jessie Street, Te Aro, Wellington.  
The briefing and Q&A session will be webcast live.  
Conference call 10:00am (NZ time) access phone numbers:  
Confirmation code: Infratil  
From Wellington: 04 830 1013  
From Auckland: 09 950 5335  
From New Zealand: 0800 122 360  
From Australia: 1800 760 146  
From Hong Kong: 800 960 484  
From Singapore: 800 101 3287  
From USA: 1844 393 3437  
From UK: 0808 145 3702  
Further information is available on  
Any enquiries should be directed to:  
Mark Flesher, Investor Relations, Infratil Limited  
End CA:00344180 For:IFT Type:HALFYR Time:2019-11-13 08:30:10  

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