Central Puerto (CEPU), a leading private energy generation company in Argentina, has reported significant growth in its first quarter of 2024, with a 49% increase in installed capacity and an 8% increase in energy generation. The company announced a 15% increase in revenues to $150 million and a substantial rise in net income to $32 million, nearly six times the figure from the previous year. These positive financial results come amid regulatory changes and operational adjustments, including a resolution affecting payment mechanisms for trade receivables. Central Puerto is carefully assessing the impact of these changes while also considering strategic moves in the renewables sector and potential capital expenditures for ongoing projects.

Key Takeaways

  • Central Puerto’s installed capacity rose by 49% to 7,173 megawatts, and energy generation increased by 8% to 5,520 gigawatt hours.
  • Q1 revenues reached $150 million, a 15% year-over-year increase, with adjusted EBITDA growing 36% to $84 million.
  • Net income surged to $32 million, almost six times higher than Q1 2023.
  • The company is now the largest private energy generator in Argentina in terms of capacity and generation.
  • Regulatory changes are under review by Central Puerto, which may affect trade receivable payments.
  • Lower water availability and demand were challenges, but wind generation saw a slight increase.
  • The company’s cash position was $6 million, with total liquidity around $100 million.
  • No plans for international expansion or additional investments in AbraSilver are currently in place.
  • CapEx for the Brigadier López combined cycle is expected to be around $150 million.

Company Outlook

  • Central Puerto is focused on feasibility studies and operational cost management, with no immediate need for additional funding.
  • The company is restructuring its renewable energy operations to cut administrative and operating costs.
  • Advance payments have been made for the Brigadier López combined cycle project, with more expected this year.
  • Regular maintenance CapEx is covered, and no significant maintenance is anticipated for San Lorenzo this year.
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Bearish Highlights

  • The company experienced lower water availability for generation and a decrease in demand.
  • Delays in payments from CAMMESA have affected FONI payments, though collections are expected to resume soon.

Bullish Highlights

  • Significant increase in Buenos Aires combined cycle generation due to maintenance and rehabilitation program.
  • Wind generation slightly increased by 3% from the previous year.
  • Strong cash flow is being used to cover ongoing projects, with potential debt financing on the horizon if additional projects are awarded.

Misses

  • Revenues were partially offset by lower remuneration in U.S. dollars and lower dispatch.

Q&A Highlights

  • Central Puerto may seek additional debt financing of about $350 million if awarded projects from previous auctions.
  • There are no significant maintenance projects expected for San Lorenzo, and no major CapEx is anticipated for it this year.
  • The company is not planning to expand internationally in the current year and is not considering additional investments in AbraSilver at this time.

In summary, Central Puerto’s first quarter of 2024 has been marked by robust growth and strategic planning. Despite facing some operational challenges, the company’s financial performance has been strong, and it is taking a cautious approach to regulatory changes and potential investments. With a focus on maintaining a healthy cash flow and liquidity, Central Puerto is poised to continue its growth trajectory while navigating the dynamic energy market in Argentina.

InvestingPro Insights

Central Puerto (CEPU) has shown a remarkable performance in the first quarter of 2024, and the data from InvestingPro provides deeper insights into the company’s financial health and market position. Here are some key InvestingPro Data metrics and InvestingPro Tips that investors should consider:

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  • The company’s Market Cap stands at an adjusted $1.83 billion USD, reflecting its significant presence in the energy sector.
  • A notable Revenue Growth of 263.65% for the last twelve months as of Q1 2024, underscores the company’s substantial increase in sales, aligning with analysts’ expectations of sales growth in the current year.
  • Central Puerto’s P/E Ratio is currently at 9.34, which may indicate a potentially attractive valuation to investors, especially when considering the company’s growth prospects.

InvestingPro Tips highlight that Central Puerto has experienced a high return over the last year, with a 1 Year Price Total Return of 83.68%. Additionally, despite a recent price dip with a 1 Week Price Total Return of -8.7%, the company’s stock has seen a large price uptick over the last six months, boasting a 6 Month Price Total Return of 81.91%. This volatility may present opportunities for investors.

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Full transcript – Central Puerto ADR (CEPU) Q1 2024:

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Operator: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to Central Puerto’s First Quarter 2024 Earnings Webcast. All participants will be in a listen-only mode. [Operator Instructions] After today’s presentation, there will be an opportunity to ask questions. Please note this event is being recorded. If you do not have a copy of the press release, please refer to the Investor Relations Support section on the company’s corporate website at www.centralpuerto.com. In addition, a replay of today’s call may be accessed by accessing the webcast link at the same section of Central Puerto’s website. Before we proceed, please be aware that all financial figures were prepared in accordance with IFRS and were converted from Argentine pesos to U.S. dollars for comparison purposes only. The exchange rate used to convert Argentine pesos to U.S. dollars was the reference exchange rate reported by the Central Bank for U.S. dollars for the end of each period. The information presented in U.S. dollars is for the convenience of the reader only, and you should not consider these translations to be representations that the Argentine peso amounts actually represent these U.S. dollars amounts or could be converted into U.S. dollars at the rates indicated. Finally, it is worth noting that the financial statements for the first quarter ended on March 31, 2024 include the effects of the inflation adjustment. Also, please take into consideration that certain statements made by the company during this conference call and answer to your questions may include forward-looking statements, which are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to be materially different from the expectation contemplated by industry remarks. Thus, we refer you to the forward-looking statements section of our earnings release and recent filings with the SEC. Central Puerto assumes no obligation to update forward-looking statements, except as required under applicable securities laws. To follow the discussion better, please download the webcast presentation available on the company’s website. Please be aware that some of the numbers mentioned during the call may be rounded to simplify the discussion. On the call today from Central Puerto is Fernando Bonnet, Chief Executive Officer; Enrique Terraneo, Chief Financial Officer; and Alejandro Díaz López, Chief Finance and Investor Relations Coordinator. And now I will turn the call over to Alejandro Díaz López. Please Alejandro, you may begin.

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Alejandro Díaz López: Thank you very much and good morning to you all. Thank you for joining us today on our earnings presentation where our management team from Buenos Aires, Argentina, is going to comment on our financial results of the first quarter of 2024. I would like to take a moment of your attention to review today’s agenda. I will begin the presentation by addressing shortly the main figures of the first Q 2024, followed by a quick update of the regulatory framework and news. Then, I will show an overview of the Argentine energy sector, moving afterwards to our operational and financial results. Finally, at the end of the presentation, we will be happy to address any questions you may have. Before going into a more exhaustive analysis of our financial and operational results, let me briefly review Central Puerto’s main figures for the first Q of 2024. As you may recall, with the acquisition of Central Costanera performed in mid-February of 2023 and the Guañizuil [ph] solar farm in October of 2023, the group’s installed capacity has jumped 49% to 7,173 megawatts. Furthermore, energy generation amounted to 5,520 gigawatt hours during the first three months of 2024, which means an increase of 8%. These figures make Central Puerto the largest private energy generation company in Argentina, both in terms of installed capacity and energy generation, with a well-diversified portfolio of assets across almost all power generation technologies. Regarding our financial results, it should be noted that after the sharp devaluation that happened in December of 2023, the exchange rate kept almost flat during the first three months of 2024, while inflation, though decreasing from December of 2023, was significantly higher. This dynamic generated inflation in dollars in Argentina. Due to Central Puerto’s accounting methodology, all items in pesos must be adjusted for inflation to the end-of-the-quarter local currency, while the company reports its results in dollars by converting them at the end of the period official exchange rate, I mean the so-called Central Bank A 3500 exchange rate. This causes a non-cash impact that affects positively or negatively as appropriate our financial results. Revenues for the first Q of 2024 amounted to $150 million, increasing 15% compared to the first Q of 2023, while adjusted EBITDA reached $84 million, a growth of 36% versus the first three months of 2023. Net income for the period was positive in $32 million, rising almost six times on a year-over-year basis. Finally, after debt consolidation as a result of M&A operations, loan repayments, and dividend payments, our net debt as of March 31, of 2024, amounted to $326 million, a decrease of $100 million. This means a net debt-to-adjusted EBITDA ratio of 1.1 times. Now, let’s move to the most recent regulatory updates and relevant facts. We have anticipated in our last call the Resolution 9 issued by the Secretary of Energy in February of 2024. We should take into account that this resolution applies as of February 1, 2024, so it affects positively our revenues for the period. On April 22, 2024, our subsidiary, Proener, entered into a common-share subscription agreement with AbraSilver Resource Corporation, which is a Canadian company listed in the Canadian stock market. This agreement granted Proener with a 4% interest in the share capital of the aforementioned company that owns the silver-gold project Diablillos, which is located in the northeast region of Argentina. Finally, we should highlight the Resolution 58 issued by the Secretary of Energy a couple of days ago. This resolution determines the payment mechanism for trade receivables accrued in December of 2023, January of 2024, and February of 2024 that are still unpaid. These receivables, as of March the 31, amount to 102,123 million pesos or approximately $119 million. The said mechanism establishes that receivables accrued in December of 2023 and January of 2024 will be paid with Argentine Republic USD bonds at face value, while receivables accrued in February of 2024 will be paid with funds available in CAMMESA’s bank’s account and transferred made by the National Government to the Stabilization Fund. Central Puerto is analyzing the impact of the resolution and assessing all the necessary measures that could be taken to preserve its rights. As of the day of the resolution, if the aforementioned mechanism was put in place, the company would have an estimated economic loss of approximately 24,450 million pesos or approximately $29 million, without including any default interest. Now let’s skip to the Argentine Energy market picture of this quarter that will be shown on slides 6 and 7. By the end of the first quarter of 2024, the country’s installed capacity reached 43,873 megawatts, which means an increase of 1% or 595 megawatts, compared to the 43,278 megawatts recorded as of March 31, 2023. The growth in capacity was basically due to, first, the incorporation of 680 megawatts, which means a growth of 13%, from renewable sources, of which 378 megawatts corresponds to wind farms, 290 megawatts to solar projects, and 12 megawatts to biogas power plants. Finally, a net decrease in thermal sources of 85 megawatts, representing a contraction of 1%, which includes the addition of 387 megawatts of combined cycles and a decommission of 345 megawatts and 137 megawatts of gas turbines and diesel engines, respectively. All of these figures may include megawatts of new facilities, as well as adjustment and repowering of power plants that were already in operation. Regarding energy generation, in the first Q of 2024, it increased 2% to 39,285 gigawatt-hours, compared to the 38,629 gigawatt-hours generated during the first Q of 2023. While thermal source continues to be the backbone of the Argentine electricity sector, this type of generation dropped 9% year-over-year, and its participation share in the energy matrix declined 6 percentage points year-over-year to 54%. Nuclear power plants generated 71% more year-over-year, while their participation share was 8%, followed by renewables, with a participation share of 14%, and a 20% increment in generation, and hydro, with a participation share of 23%, and a 5% growth in generation. Lastly, it’s worth mentioning that the increase in nuclear generation along the quarter was basically explained by the reincorporation of Atucha II power plant in August of 2023, being in maintenance shutdown before then. Also, the lower thermal dispatch during the first Q of 2024 triggered lower alternative fuels consumption, I mean, a decrease of 96% of fuel oil and a contraction of 83% of diesel. Focusing now on the demand, as you can see in the first Q queue of 2024, dropped 4% vis-à-vis the first Q of 2023, prompted by a 6% shrink in residential consumption. The first Q of 2023 as a whole was exceptionally warmer than the first Q of 2024, especially March. This configuration boosted a trend-decreasing demand along the quarter, I mean, the first Q of 2024. But on February 1, 2024, a new historical power demand peak was recorded, 29,572 megawatts. Shifts in temperatures and specific conditions of generation units allowed an energy export in January and net imports in February and March. We now go to Slide 8 to our key operating indicators for the quarter. We can see that energy generated by Central Puerto rose 8% to 5,520 gigawatt-hour compared to 5,122 gigawatt-hour in the first Q of 2023. It should be noted that this increase includes the incorporation of 714 gigawatt-hour generated by Central Costanera, which was acquired in mid-February of 2023, as well as 82 gigawatt-hour produced by Guañizuil solar farm, acquired in October of 2023. During the first Q of 2024, hydro energy generation from Piedra del Aguila decreased 5% or 40 gigawatt-hour as compared with the first Q of 2023 levels. This was a direct result of lower water availability for generation and a trend-decreasing demand along the quarter. With regards to renewables, except for the incorporation of Guañizuil solar plant, there was a slightly higher wind generation as a result of higher wind results during the period, which represented a 3% difference if compared to the first Q of 2023. The generation from Central Costanera represented 54% of our total thermal generation. It is worth to mention the performance of the Buenos Aires combined cycle, which rose its generation by 78% or 73 gigawatt-hour if compared to the first Q of 2023 due to a deep maintenance and rehabilitation program put in place. These figures take into account that Central Costanera began to be operated by Central Puerto by mid-February of 2023. The energy generated by this site was partially offset by lower dispatch and availability of other units. Finally, we should highlight the good availability figures for the quarter both against the market average and against Central Puerto’s own metrics for the first Q of 2023. Now let’s move to our revenues breakdown. As you can see on Slide 9, this amounted to $150 million in the quarter as compared to $130 million in the same period of 2023. It should be noted that the gap between inflation and devaluation in the period has positively affected the first Q ’24 figures at the non-cash level. Due to the company’s accounting methodology and the conversion into dollars using the end-of-the-period official exchange rate, making the comparison with the first Q of 2023 more complex to analyze. Thus, having in mind this effect, the variation in revenues is a consequence mainly of a growth in spot sales of 14% or $9 million driven by Central Costanera acquisition with full impact in the comparison of January and February figures. This increase was partially offset by lower remuneration in U.S. dollars, partially offset with Resolution 59 issue last year, and lower dispatch, basically thermal ex-Central Costanera. Then we have a 16% or $9 million increase in sales under contract, mainly explained by the recent acquisition of the solar farm Guañizuil, which contributed with sales of $4 million in the quarter and higher sales of cogeneration units. Sales of wind farms were slightly higher due to higher wind resource. Finally, we have a 229% or $3 million increase in forestry revenues as a consequence, basically, of EVASA group acquisition in May of 2023. On Slide 10, we can see the dynamic of our adjusted EBITDA. During the first quarter of 2024, the group’s adjusted EBITDA amounted to $84 million, including results of Central Costanera and the forestry companies. Thus, on a consolidated basis, the adjusted EBITDA of the quarter recorded a rise of 10% or $8 million, compared to the $75 million in the first Q of 2023. When analyzing the adjusted EBITDA, we can observe that the variation is mainly explained by the previously stated higher aggregate sales, driven by a spot sale and sales under contract, and a positive non-cash effect on the gap between inflation and currency devaluation. Then we have a 14% or $7 million rise in cost of sales, explained basically by higher employee compensation, higher energy and power purchases, higher maintenance expenses, and higher consumption of materials and spare parts, driven basically by Central Costanera acquisition, and also a negative non-cash effect on the gap between currency devaluation and inflation. We have an increase of 34% or $4 million in the SG&A, mainly driven by lower interest from clients and a negative non-cash effect on the gap between currency devaluation and inflation. Finally, other operating results net in the first Q of 2024 were increased 18% or $2 million, basically as a consequence of higher compensation to employees, higher fees and compensation for services and taxes, all driven by Central Costanera acquisition, also a negative non-cash effect on the gap between currency devaluation and inflation. Moving to the next slide, the consolidated net income. During the first Q of 2024, Central Puerto’s net income amounted to $32 million, increasing by almost six times on a year-over-year basis. Despite the higher adjusted EBITDA of the period, the net income was positively impacted by non-cash effects increased $48 million, driven by basically results generated by the change in purchasing power of the currency and variation on biological assets. Net financial results increased $16 million, driven by lower foreign exchange differences on financial liabilities and lower bank commissions. These effects were partially offset by a negative variation in the fair value of financial assets. Finally, with a negative impact, we had lower FONI FX difference and interest, mostly explained by lower FX difference due to lower exchange rate variation and a higher net income tax. Finally, on slide 12, we have the cash flow dynamic during the first Q of 2024. Net cash provided by investing activities was $9 million during the first Q of 2024. This amount is mainly explained by positive results from the sale of financial assets and dividends collected, being all partially offset by CapEx apply in San Lorenzo facility and CapEx apply in Brigadier López facility. Operating cash flow was negative in $19 million, which is mainly explained by lower FONI collection, higher income tax, being all partially offset by a higher adjusted EBITDA of the period. Finally, financing cash flow was negative in $4 million during the first Q of 2024. This is basically the result of long-term loan repayments and interest and dividends payments, being all partially offset by lower bank and investment account overdraft and lower long-term loan disbursement. Consequently, our cash position as of March 31, 2024, amounted to $6 million. If financial assets are included, our total current liquidity amounts to approximately $100 million. On Slide 13, we present our financial debt repayment schedule as of March 31, 2024. With this, I conclude the presentation and now we invite you to ask any question you may have to our team. Thank you so much for your attention.

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Operator: Thank you. We will now begin our question-and-answer session. [Operator Instructions] We have a question from Martin Arancet with Balanz Capital. Your line is live.

Martin Arancet: Hi. Well, first of all, as always, thank you for the presentation. I have four questions. I would like to run them one by one, if that’s okay. First, through Resolution 45, the government extended until mid-July the time to sign the PPAs of the Telcoff [ph] auction. And you were one of the main winners of that auction. So, I was wondering what are your expectations for those PPAs? If, in your opinion, Oferta de Energía [ph] could decide to move forward and sign those PPAs? Because, as far as we know, Oferta de Energía did not like that several projects will use engines instead of turbines. And they also preferred that CAMMESA does not sign any new contracts. But, at the same time, some projects seem key to the sustainability of the system.

Alejandro Díaz López: Okay. Thank you. Thank you, Martin, for your questions. Yes, as you mentioned, this extension was a little bit of a surprise for us. Because, as you mentioned, the governments are more in line with trying to promote private PPAs instead of public-private, like in the former governments. And, on the other hand, they start to analyze the possibility to extend because they still have under analysis the needs of the system, especially in terms of AMBA, the AMBA region. And the technicians of CAMMESA are asking for additional capacity in AMBA. So, they want to keep analyzing the possibility of this auction, to move forward with this auction. But, right now, we are not – we don’t have additional insights from them in terms of really moving forward in that direction. So, I think they still are making the analysis. And the other thing is how fast they can move with the new regulations in order to promote the private PPA. I think they feel that they are moving. Or they have another priorities in terms of the subsidies, reorganization, and so on. But right now, we don’t have an insight if they are going to move forward after these 60 days or not. Additionally, we are seeing, perhaps, a little bit of change. Not a little bit, but a change in how they are approaching all the solutions with CAMMESA debt. So, this will, perhaps, impact how we can move forward with these new contracts or not. So, I think we are staying on how we can handle the situation with CAMMESA. And then, we will see after that if we can continue with this scheme or not.

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Martin Arancet: Very clear. Thanks. And since you touched the CAMMESA delays, from what I saw, they also – and you mentioned a little bit on the presentation, they also didn’t make the payments or some of the payments for FONI. And it’s the first time ever that FONI is not getting paid. I don’t know if you could share with us your opinion on FONI payments, if they are going to be resumed. Because, as far as I know, they are not considering this new offer of Resolution 58.

Alejandro Díaz López: Yes. As you mentioned, the last month was the first time that the FONI doesn’t pay on time. And the thing that we have been talking with CAMMESA and the Secretary of Energy is the FONI payments. We are not included in the Resolution 58 scheme. So, we expect to get collect or to start collecting the FONI in the near days. Perhaps in this month we can collect two instalments and the regularization could happen in the next month and we can get the FONI back on time since, I think, June.

Martin Arancet: Okay, thanks. Then regarding your, well, you mentioned the AbraSilver investment. I think that you invest $7 million there to acquire that 4% stake. Then Bloomberg disclosed a possible investment in another corporate project owned by another Canadian company that is looking for a $130 million investment. So I was wondering what are your plans for AbraSilver if you are considering to increase the investment depending on some results maybe and on the other hand how advanced are the talks to invest in other projects and how much are you considering investing in these mining projects in total?

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Alejandro Díaz López: Okay. In terms of AbraSilver, the money that we invest and the other company Kinross also is for the feasibility studies and other operating costs. So we expect with that money that AbraSilver can perform the feasibility studies and maintain the operational cost and we are not in the near term, we are not expecting additional money. So after the feasibility study, of course, if we can move to the production stage, it will require more money but I think its not in the – for sure not this year, it could be next one or the other. And in terms of other investments in mining sector, we are not so close. We are analyzing other alternatives but no, nothing really, really close.

Martin Arancet: Okay, thanks. Then my last question. Earlier this year, Central Puerto [ph] disclosed its annual plan for investment and divestment. There you mentioned a possible merger with a pharma or oil subsidiaries. I was wondering do you plan to buy any shares of Central Costanera for the merger or a possible exchange for Central Puerto shares? Also, in the same text, you opened the possibility of crossing the border with new power plants. I don’t know if there is any particular country where you will consider investing. And since this document is an annual plan, I was wondering if we could see these things happening in 2024.

Alejandro Díaz López: Yes. First of all, yes, we are moving forward with the reorganization in terms of renewables. This is something that is necessary in order to reduce all the administrative costs and be more effective in terms of selling as a unique block of capacity. So, it’s not only administrative but it’s operating also and commercial. So, we’re going to move forward with these reorganizations. And in terms of moving abroad, in terms of having other plants outside Argentina, I think with all of this happening in Argentina today and I think for this year, I think we cannot be able to perform an important operation abroad. So, I think we’re going to concentrate our effort in terms of Argentina operating, bringing a different alternative in order to install new capacity in the way of PPAs with the government or perhaps in private PPAs. And also, in terms of emerging our capacity or renewable capacity. So, I think I don’t see operating abroad this year or an operation abroad this year, no.

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Martin Arancet: Okay, thank you. One last question, sorry if I may. Regarding CapEx, I was wondering how much CapEx do you expect for 2024 and if you could break that between San Lorenzo, Brigadier and maintenance CapEx?

Alejandro Díaz López: Okay, in terms of Brigadier López, as you may know, we start the construction of the combined cycle or the closing of the combined cycle, in fact. And this, we already make a 30% advance payment to the construction company and we expect another, perhaps this year, another 30 or 50, between 30 and 50% more of the total CapEx, which is around $150 million. And in terms of regular CapEx, we expect an important maintenance in our combined cycle in Buenos Aires, but this is covered by the regular payments that we made in terms of the maintenance contract with GE [ph] And we are not seeing a huge or big maintenance for this year. Perhaps next year is the time of Costanera combined cycle, Mitsubishi combined cycle, and we need to make payments in advance, perhaps last quarter of this year, in around $15 million, but not more than that.

Martin Arancet: Okay, and on San Lorenzo, sorry. I don’t know if I missed it.

Alejandro Díaz López: San Lorenzo already did the big maintenance, [indiscernible] maintenance in the first quarter, so we are not expecting for San Lorenzo additional CapEx this year.

Martin Arancet: Okay, thank you very much. That’s all on my side.

Alejandro Díaz López: Okay, thank you.

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Operator: Thank you. [Operator Instructions] Okay, as we have no questions on the lines at this time, I would like, oh, we do, sorry, we’ve got a question coming from Eva Lawrence with Iron Group [ph] Your line is live.

Unidentified Analyst: Yes, can you hear me? I just would like to ask about your financing plans. How are you financing some of these projects that you’re currently doing and that you will do?

Alejandro Díaz López: Okay, okay, thank you for your question. Right now, we are working on two projects, big projects. One is the San Lorenzo, I’m sorry, is the Brigadier López closing of combined cycle, and the other one is a solar project, 15 megawatts, so we are performing that project with our cash flow, so we have our cash and cash flow enough to cover the two projects. If we need to move forward with the project that we get awarded in the auction, last auction that we have been talking in the previous question, for sure we need to go to the market to get some debt, additional debt, because they are, we are talking about in terms of the two projects, Costanera project, around three – $350,000 [ph] million. So in that case, it’s not sure because this, the awarding is, as we talk in the last question, is kind of in analysis, but in that case, we need to move forward to the market, but with the project that already are under construction, we have enough cash and cash flow to cover it.

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Unidentified Analyst: Thank you.

Alejandro Díaz López: You’re welcome.

Operator: Thank you. As we have no further questions, I would like to turn the conference back over to Mr. Fernando Bonnet for any closing remarks.

Fernando Bonnet: Thank you to everyone for your interest in Central Puerto. We encourage you to call us for any information that you may need. Have a great day.

Operator: Thank you. This concludes our question-and-answer session and our conference. You may disconnect your lines at this time and have a wonderful day. We thank you for your participation.

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