Unaudited NAV 30 September 2019
5 November 2019
Bluefield Solar Income Fund Limited
('Bluefield Solar' or the 'Company')
Unaudited NAV 30 September 2019
Bluefield Solar (LON: BSIF), a sterling income fund that invests in UK-based solar assets, announces its net asset value ("NAV") as at 30 September 2019. Unless otherwise noted herein, the information provided in this announcement is unaudited.
The Company's NAV at 30 September 2019 was £431.4 million, or 116.62 pence per Ordinary Share, compared to the NAV at 30 June 2019 of £436.4 million, or 117.98 pence per Ordinary Share. The 30 September NAV is stated after deducting the dividend of 2.61 pence per Ordinary share announced on 19 September 2019 and paid on 1 November 2019.
This equates to a NAV total return (including dividends paid in the period of 1.90 pence per Ordinary share) for the quarter of 0.5%.
The dividend of 2.61 pence per Ordinary share paid on 1 November 2019 represents the fourth interim dividend of 1.98 pence per Ordinary as well as an additional dividend of 0.63 pence per Ordinary share in respect of the financial year ending 30 June 2019, resulting in total dividends paid in respect of the 2018/19 financial year of 8.31 pence per Ordinary share (being target dividends of 7.68 pence and an additional dividend of 0.63 pence).
As stated in the financial year ('FY') 2019 annual report, the Board has indicated that target dividends for 2019/20 are 7.90 pence per Ordinary share.
The Company's NAV at 30 September 2019 reflects the adoption of the most recent power curves published by the Company's two independent power forecasters (which the Company blends on a 50/50 basis) as well as working capital movements over the quarter. The NAV update also includes PPA contracts fixed in the period to 30 September 2019 and as well inclusion of an additional 50MWp (c150MWp in total) now valued on the basis of 40 year asset life.
All other core valuation assumptions have remained consistent with the NAV issued in the Company's financial statements for the period ending 30 June 2019.
For further information:
Bluefield Partners LLP (Company Investment Adviser)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7078 0020
Numis Securities Limited (Company Broker)
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7260 1000
Estera International Fund Managers (Guernsey) Limited
Tel: +44 (0) 1481 742 742
Notes to Editors
About Bluefield Solar
Bluefield Solar is a sterling income fund focused on acquiring and managing UK-based solar projects to generate renewable energy for periods of typically 25 years or longer. The Company's primary objective is to deliver to its shareholders stable, long term sterling income via quarterly dividends, which are linked to RPI. The majority of the Group's revenue streams are regulated and non-correlated to traditional markets. Bluefield Solar owns and operates one of the UK's largest, diversified portfolios of solar assets with a combined installed power capacity in excess of 465 Megawatt peak (MWp). Further information can be viewed at www.bluefieldsif.com
About Bluefield Partners LLP ('Bluefield')
Bluefield was established in 2009 and is an investment adviser to companies and funds investing in solar energy infrastructure. It has a proven record in the selection, acquisition and supervision of large-scale energy and infrastructure assets in the UK and Europe. The team has been involved in over £1.5 billion of solar PV funds and/or transactions in both the UK and Europe since 2008, including over £800 million in the UK since December 2011.
Bluefield has led the acquisitions of, and currently advises on, over 85 UK based solar PV assets that are agriculturally, commercially or industrially situated. Based in its London office, Bluefield's partners are supported by a dedicated and highly experienced team of investment, legal and portfolio executives. Bluefield was appointed Investment Adviser to the Company in June 2013.
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