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Orascom Development Holding AG: announces preliminary unaudited KPIs for the 9M 2021. Real estate sales for the 9M 2021 reaches CHF 444.9 million, an increase of 51.1% y-o-y

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Orascom Development Holding AG / Key word(s): Miscellaneous/Miscellaneous

12-Oct-2021 / 07:00 CET/CEST
Release of an ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR
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Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR.
Press Release

Orascom Development Holding (ODH); announces preliminary unaudited KPIs for the 9M 2021. Real estate sales for the 9M 2021 reaches CHF 444.9 million, an increase of 51.1% y-o-y.

Altdorf, 12 October 2021 - Orascom Development Holding (ODH) announces its preliminary real estate and hotels KPIs' for the 3Q 2021. The 9M 2021 full results will be announced mid-November 2021.

Real Estate 9M 2021 KPIs:

New sales for the 3Q 2021 reached CHF 166.5 million, a 62.3% increase from CHF 102.6 million in 3Q 2020. That brings our 9M 2021 sales value to CHF 444.9 million, a 51.1% increase over 9M 2020. The positive momentum that we continued to witness in the third quarter of the year further solidifies the company's strong positioning in the industry and its ability to take advantage of the existing demand in the local market with its well-tailored products.

2021 has been a year where we continued to strengthen our positioning, focused on execution, and further horizon expansions. Even during the midst of the pandemic, all our residential projects received strong interest across our destinations. We also continue to leverage consumer insights, identifying the emerging buying behavior trends post pandemic and accordingly designing an array of products that will potentially cater to their needs.

El Gouna continues to affirm its position as the «destination of choice» and records a 67.3% increase in net real estate sales to CHF 177.5 million in 9M 2021 (9M 2020: CHF 106.1 million). Makadi Heights, our rising star destination on the Red Sea, continues to deliver excellent sales performance since the beginning of 2021. Net sales increased by 146.0% to CHF 49.7 million from CHF 20.2 million in 9M 2020. O West, recorded CHF 134.3 million in sales for the 9M 2021, a growth of 40.3% compared to CHF 95.7 million in 9M 2020.

Our destinations in Oman managed to maintain healthy sales volumes through the 9M 2021, despite the lockdowns that are still in place. Jebel Sifah sales increased by 66.2% to CHF 24.6 million (9M 2020: CHF 14.8 million), Hawana Salalah sales also increased by 2.9% to CHF 10.7 million for the 9M 2021.

Luštica Bay, Montenegro continued its positive sales momentum since the beginning of 2021. The destination sales were up 5.4x to CHF 47.7 million in 9M 2021 from CHF 8.8 million in 9M 2020.

The increase in sales across all destinations was a factor of both, our ability to increase the average selling prices and the number of units sold.

9M 2021 vs. 9M 2020 Real Estate KPIs:

 

 

 

Net value of contracted units (CHF mn)

 

Number of contracted units

 

Average selling price (CHF/m2)

Country

Destination

 

9M 21

9M 20

Δ in %

 

9M 21

9M 20

Δ in %

 

9M 21

9M 20

Δ in %

Egypt

El Gouna

 

177.5

106.1

67.3%

 

293

187

56.7%

 

3,516

3,337

5.4%

Makadi

 

49.7

20.2

146.0%

 

255

132

93.2%

 

1,739

1,002

73.6%

O West

 

134.3

95.7

40.3%

 

428

336

27.4%

 

1,741

1,434

21.4%

Land sales*

 

-

37.5

-

 

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

Oman

Jebel Sifah

 

24.6

14.8

66.2%

 

76

86

(11.6%)

 

2,291

2,173

5.4%

 

Salalah

 

10.7

10.4

2.9%

 

70

63

11.1%

 

2,038

2,130

(4.3%)

Montenegro

Luštica Bay

 

47.7

8.8

442.0%

 

82

13

530.8%

 

5,260

5,283

(0.4%)

ODH Group**

 

444.9

294.4

51.1%

 

1,207

822

46.8%

 

 

 

 

* Land sales in 9M 20 includes CHF 6.4mn of land sales in Gouna and CHF 31.1mn in O West.
** Net sales value for 9M 21 includes 3 units sold in Fayoum for CHF 0.4mn (9M 20: CHF 0.9mn, with 5 units sold).

Hotels 9M 2021 KPIs:

Demand for the hospitality segment started to improve during the second half of 2021, as vaccine deployment accelerated and lockdowns eased across the nations, our portfolio continued to gather revenue momentum through Q3 2021. It has been such a positive sight to see our teams welcome more guests back into our hotels, with domestic leisure bookings leading our occupancies, followed by MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) business events and slight uptick from our foreign tourists returning back to our destinations.

In Egypt, as per the governmental decree, hotels increased their operational capacity to 70% since July 4, 2021. Our hotels in El Gouna and in Taba Heights have benefited from this uptick with occupancies for the 9M 2021 reaching 37% and 10% respectively and 52% and 22% for Q3 2021. We started receiving some charter flights from Germany and some Eastern European countries in El Gouna. Foreigners represented c. 35% of our total occupancy in Gouna during Q3 2021. We remain optimistic for our Egyptian destinations and foresee a continued positive trend for the Q4 2021.

Our Omani hotels continued to be profoundly impacted by the restrictions and the locally enforced lockdowns imposed by the government due to Covid-19 for the 9M 2021. Hawana Salalah had only one hotel operational with an occupancy of 9% for the 9M 2021. The Good news is that the Country has finally opened its international borders in September which gives us positive expectations for Q4 2021, with charter flights from East Europe set to resume.

The Cove, UAE, continues to one the best performing hotels across the group with occupancy rate up 12ppt to 49% in 9M 2021 compared to 37% in 9M 2020. The enhanced operational performance is driven by transient local market, while we see a steady pick-up from our international markets mainly from Germany and Russia.

Luštica Bay, Montenegro witnessed extra-ordinary progress during 9M 2021. The additional activities to enhance the overall appeal of the destination, supported by the regional sales efforts as well as favorable weather conditions, contributed to the general improvement of the destination with occupancy rate reaching 45% up from 18% in 9M 2020.

9M 2021 vs. 9M 2020 Hotels KPIs:

 

 

Occupancy %

 

ARR (CHF)

 

TRevPAR (CHF)

 

GOP PAR (CHF)

Destination

 

9M 2021

9M 2020

 

9M 2021

9M 2020

 

9M 2021

9M 2020

 

9M 2021

9M 2020

El Gouna

 

37%

27%

 

86

72

 

43

28

 

16

3

Taba Heights

 

10%

13%

 

31

28

 

5

6

 

(3)

(6)

Fayoum

 

15%

14%

 

69

77

 

16

18

 

(2)

1

Salalah

 

9%

26%

 

102

118

 

11

46

 

(14)

4

Jebal Sifah

 

39%

25%

 

99

106

 

70

51

 

(3)

(8)

UAE

 

49%

37%

 

129

117

 

98

70

 

16

11

Montenegro

 

45%

18%

 

211

145

 

158

58

 

23

(47)

 

About Orascom Development Holding (ODH):

ODH is a leading developer of fully integrated destinations that include hotels, private villas and apartments, leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure. ODH's destinations are distributed over seven different countries (Egypt, UAE, Oman, Switzerland, Morocco, Montenegro, and United Kingdom), with primary focus on touristic destinations. ODH currently operates nine destinations: four in Egypt (El Gouna, Taba Heights, Makadi Heights and Byoum), The Cove in the United Arab Emirates, Jebel Sifah and Hawana Salalah in Oman, Luštica Bay in Montenegro, and Andermatt in Switzerland. ODH recently launched O West, the latest addition to its portfolio and its first project in Cairo, Egypt, located on the Sixth of October City.


Contact for Investors:
Sara El Gawahergy

Head of Investor Relations & Strategic Projects Management
Tel: +202 246 18961
Tel: +41 418 74 17 11
Mob: +41 79 156 78 49
Email: ir@orascomdh.com

Contact for Media Relations:
Philippe Blangey
Partner
Dynamics Group AG
Tel: +41 432 68 32 35
Email: prb@dynamicsgroup.ch

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Contact:
Contact Investor Relations
Sara El Gawahergy +2 01 205 20 52 18
ir@orascomdh.com

Contact Media Relations
media@orascomdh.com


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Language:

English

Company:

Orascom Development Holding AG

Gotthardstraße 12

6460 Altdorf

Switzerland

Phone:

+41 41 874 17 17

Fax:

+41 41 874 17 07

E-mail:

ir@orascomdh.com

Internet:

www.orascomdh.com

ISIN:

CH0038285679

Valor:

A0NJ37

Listed:

SIX Swiss Exchange

EQS News ID:

1239949


 

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