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Sacyr increases EBITDA by 28% with a record backlog

  • In this first year of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan we have set the path for achieving the goals we have established for ourselves.
  • In 2021, the EBITDA increased to € 923 million (+28%), the revenue backlog reached nearly € 46 billion, and net recourse debt was reduced by 19%.

Our CFO, Carlos Mijangos, gives a detailed explanation in this video

The excellent work done by the more than 46,000 Sacyr professionals in 2021 is reflected in the financial results for the year. The first year of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan ended with a 28% EBITDA increase, to € 923 million.

This significant growth is due to good business results and our focus on P3 projects. In 2021, 83% of the EBITDA came from P3s with low demand risk.

Revenues grew 3% to roughly € 4.6 billion, and profitability (EBITDA margin) increased to 19.7%, significantly higher than that of 2020 (15.9%).

Furthermore, this growth was achieved in a complex global scenario, amidst the Covid-19 crisis, the increase in energy prices and feedstock, and with great logistical challenges.






Business net income



EBITDA margin growth rate

Net profit

The net profit for this fiscal year was - €189 million, mainly due to the change in the accounting method of the participation in Repsol (Sacyr's participation has gone from 8% to 3.1% after some of the derivatives over Repsol shares had reached maturity), and to the recording of a provision for the Radiales project.

This negative figure only has accounting effects and does not entail cashout flow.

In turn, the net income attributable to business activity increased 23% to € 111 million, despite the negative impact the exchange rates had on the P3 business.


Reduction of net recourse debt

The reduction of net recourse debt is a strategic priority, and in 2021 we took significant steps in that direction. Last fiscal year, we cut it down by 19%, to € 681 million. This amount fulfills the company's market commitments to reduce it below € 700 million. Net recourse debt has undergone a 40% reduction since 2018; back then it was at € 1.1 billion.

€ 11 billion of backlog

Sacyr achieved a record backlog in 2021, with € 11 billion of new contracts. In total, the revenue backlog amounted to nearly € 46 billion at the end of 2021, with a 17% increase.



Around 80% of this revenue backlog comes from P3 assets and their geographical distribution of the backlog is as follows: Europe, 46%; America, 51%; and other countries, 3%.

Participation in Repsol

Last October, we announced that some of the derivatives over Repsol shares had reached maturity, thus, at the end of 2021 our participation in Repsol was reduced to 3.1%.

This reduction has simplified the company’s balance and allows to put more focus on its strategic activities.

Shareholders’ remuneration

The shareholders’ remuneration policy is one of the pillars of the 2021-2025 Strategic Plan. In 2021, Sacyr paid two scrip dividends with a share price of € 0.096 gross price per share, which represents a 4.6% dividend yield; this fulfills the company’s goals and market commitments.

Sustainable commitment

Making Sacyr's activities sustainable is at the core of our decision making. In 2021, the Group has obtained excellent scores in international sustainability ratings, that situate us as industry leaders such as Sustainalytics, Standard & Poor's and CDP.

If you wish to learn more about these results in greater detail, please, refer to the attached documents or visit our website.

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