E.ON makes more than £3bn in profit in first six months

The global energy group said EBITDA declined by £591 million

Big Zero Report 2022

E.ON has announced it has made £3.47 billion in the first six months of the year.

Publishing the half-year results today, the energy supplier of almost six million UK households and many more around the world said the company performed “as anticipated” in the first half of 2022, despite the difficult environment.

The group’s adjusted earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) were €4.1 billion (£3.47bn), nearly €700 million (£591m) below last year’s figure.

The company said its earnings benefitted primarily from positive one-off effects relating to residual power output rights.

E.ON’s stable network business made the largest contribution, nearly €2.7 billion (£2.2bn), to EBITDA.

The energy giant has also confirmed that it expects to see adjusted EBITDA of €7.6 (£6.4) to €7.8 billion (£6.6bn) in the full-year results.

The group’s Chief Executive Leonhard Birnbaum said: “E.ON is living up to its responsibilities. We’re helping Germany and our European markets respond to the extraordinary crisis in the short term and also working to establish long-term energy security by accelerating the energy transition.

“The current energy crisis finally makes clear that Europe needs to transform its energy system. To be independent of Russian gas. To ensure supply security. To secure affordable energy for people in Europe. To provide green, climate-friendly energy.”

In May, E.ON posted a 15% drop in first-quarter profits. 

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