RWE: confirms targets as year gets off to good start
(CercleFinance.com) - German utility giant RWE confirmed its earnings guidance for 2020 on Thursday, saying that it has got off to a "good start" this year.
Operating profit in the three months to March rose by 19% to 1.3 billion euros due to higher electricity prices and above-average wind conditions in its offhsore business, RWE said on Thursday.
The company confirmed its outlook for 2020, aiming at adjusted EBITDA of between 2.7 billion euros and 3 billion euros.
RWE also maintained its plan to increase its dividend to 0.85 euro per share for the current fiscal year.
RWE shares fell 0.8% following these results, outperforming a 1.5% dip in the German benchmark index DAX and an 0.4 percent drop in the STOXX Europe 600 Utilities index.
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