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Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte Sociedad Anónima : Second quarter 2020 - Earnings Release

08/14/2020 | 11:53am

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EARNINGS RELEASE

SECOND QUARTER 2020

Results for the second quarter 2020

Ticker: EDN

Investor Relations Contacts:

Ratio: 20 Class B shares = 1 ADR

Leandro Montero

Share Cap. Net of repurchases:

Chief Financial Officer

875 million shares | 43.8 million ADRs

Federico Mendez

Market Cap. net of repurchases1:

Planning and Investor Relations Manager

ARS 24.5 bn | USD 196 million

ir.edenor.com | investor@edenor.com

Tel: +54 (11) 4346 -5511

Buenos Aires, Argentina, August 10, 2020. Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (NYSE/ BYMA: EDN) ("edenor" or "the Company"), Argentina's largest electricity distributor both in terms of number of customers and electricity sales, announces its results for 2Q20. All figures are stated in Argentine Pesos at constant currency, and the information has been prepared in accordance with International Financing Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), except for what is expressly indicated in the Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss), which are expressed at historical values.

Conference Call Information

There will be a conference call to discuss edenor's 2Q20 results on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. Buenos Aires time / 10:00 a.m. New York time.

The presentation will be given by Leandro Montero, edenor's Chief Financial Officer. For those interested in participating, please dial:

+ 1 (844) 204-8586 in the United States;

+1 (412) 317-6346 if outside the United States; +54 (11) 3984-5677 in Argentina.

Or via the internet by clicking HERE.

Participants should use conference ID "Edenor" and dial in five minutes before the call is set to begin. There will also be a live audio webcast of the conference at ir.edenor.com.

To join the conference call, please

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EARNINGS CONFERENCE CALL

1 Listing as of 8/7/2020, ARS 28.00 per share and USD 4.48 per ADR

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SUMMARY OF RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER 2020

In million of Pesos

6 Months

2Q

in constant purchising power

2020

2019

Δ%

2020

2019

Δ%

Revenue from sales

39,696

51,035

(22%)

17,978

26,053

(31%)

Adjusted EBITDA

2,178

6,198

(65%)

(919)

4,300

na

Net income

(1,100%)

15,463

na

(2,557)

15,257

na

Capital expenditures

3,947

6,382

(38%)

2,494

3,150

(21%)

Revenue from sales decreased by 31%, reaching ARS 17.978 million in 2Q20, mainly due to the tariff freeze in both the Distribution Value Added and the seasonal price passed on to tariffs, which entailed a decrease in revenues in real terms. This decrease in revenues results from the non-application of the inflation actualization adjustment on the Own Distribution Cost ("CPD") in August 2019 and February 2020, as well as a stable price of energy (the last increment , of 5%, was in May 2019). The drop in sales are also due to that in the 2Q19 ARS 1,991 million were recorded, corresponding to the recognition of income owed for Social Tariff caps and consumptions of settlements under the Framework Agreement for the 2018 period and previous, as well as lower sales volumes by 1.2%.

Adjusted EBITDA decreased by ARS 5,219 million, recording losses for ARS 919 million in 2Q20, against profits for ARS 4,300 million in the same period of the previous year. This decrease is mainly explained by the decline in the gross margin as a result of lower sales in real terms as a consequence of the tariff freeze. Operating expenses have remained stable, and there has been a slight decrease in losses. As regards EBITDA adjustments, 2Q19 includes the update of penalties corresponding to the transition period.

Net results accumulated losses for ARS 2,557 million in 2Q20, experiencing a ARS 17,814 million decrease compared to the same period of 2019. This variation is mainly attributable to the one-time impact of the Liabilities Regularization Agreement, which allowed the regularization of the company's financial position without generating additional cash inflows. Furthermore, an increase in financial losses and lower RECPAM results were recorded, which were more than offset by lower income tax accruals. The result for the period would have experienced a ARS 3,601 million decrease against the same period last year if we consider the 2Q19 result without taking into account the impact of the Liabilities Regularization Agreement, net of income tax, which would have yielded a gain of ARS 1,044 million.

Investments in 2Q20 reached ARS 2,494 million, which mean a reduction of 20.8% compared to the same period of the previous year, reflecting the effort made despite having the gross margin reduced to a greater extent. The lack of predictability in the near future as a consequence of the tariff freeze and the drop in demand registered in the last 3 years may lead to a slowdown in the pace of investments in the ambitious plan set by Edenor. However, this slowdown does not affect compliance with service quality standards, furthermore, the quality of service achieved in recent years allows us to present better indicators than those required by regulation.

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RELEVANT EVENTS

Meter Reading Estimates

On May 15, 2020 the ENRE issued a note authorizing the reading of T1 customers' meters, thus regularizing the reading process for all user categories. The note provided instructions on the methodology applicable to the settlement of consumptions between such reading and the last actual reading, depending on whether this difference is for or against the consumer.

After performing the readings of all meters for which estimates had been made pursuant to ENRE Resolution No. 27 passed on May 5, 2020, the financial impact on revenues from estimates which were lower than actual consumptions amounted to ARS 530 million, which will be recoverable in 6 installments payable as from September.

Creation of the Electricity Distribution Panel

On May 5, 2020, ENRE Resolution No. 28/2020 provided for the creation of the Electricity Distribution Panel, which aims to foster an environment for the communication, coordination and articulation of technical and commercial issues within the framework of the Social, Preventive and Mandatory Lockdown ("ASPO").

Benefit for T2, T3 and Wheeling System Customers

On May 15, ENRE Resolution No. 35/2020 established that T2, T3 and Wheeling System customers covered by the ASPO which have suffered a 50% or greater reduction in their power capacity demand may suspend payments or make partial payments on account of the hired power capacity until the recovery in demand reaches 70%, whereas the obligation to pay all other charges will remain in effect. Furthermore, customers may opt to terminate the contract or request a tariff recategorization in the light of the new supervening circumstances.

Extension of the Tariff Freeze and the Default Term for Vulnerable Users

On June 18, the National Executive Branch issued Executive Order No. 543/2020, which extended the tariff freeze for an additional 180-day term. In turn, it modified the term for service suspensions to vulnerable users in case of default or non- payment of up to 6 bills due as from 3/1/20. Users with an ongoing disconnect notice are covered by the Executive Order.

Budget Expansion

On August 4, 2020, the Chamber of Deputies gave half approval to a bill to expand the National Budget for the year 2020 by almost ARS 1.9 billion to pay for social, productive and labor plans destined to alleviate the economic crisis as a consequence of the coronavirus.

Regarding the electricity sector, it includes the recognition of credits equivalent to three times the average monthly bill of the last year of the transactions in the Wholesale Electricity Market (WEM) of the Distribution Agents that provide their service in a Province or Granting Power that has adhered to the rate maintenance provided for in Law 27,541, under the conditions established by the Enforcement Authority.

The credits recognized will be applied only to distributors that as of October 31, 2020 do not have debt in the MEM or have adhered to a refinancing plan with CAMMESA, which should not exceed 60 monthly installments with 12 months of grace, a rate of interest on balance equivalent to 50% of that in force in the WEM; and comply with the conditions established by the Enforcement Authority to guarantee the fulfillment of future monthly payment obligations by the Distributors.

The approval of the Senate and its regulation is still pending, in order to evaluate the scope and impact for the Company.

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Change in Standard & Poors Global Ratings

On July 8, 2020, S&P Global Ratings resolved to downgrade the local ratings of the Company's corporate bonds maturing in 2022 from raBB- to raB, and global ratings from CCC+ to CCC, in both cases with a negative outlook. This downgrade is mainly due to the extension of the tariff freeze and the lack of a formal compensation mechanism alternative to that provided under the RTI.

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MAIN RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER 2020

In millon of Pesos

6 Months

2Q

in constant purchising power

2020

2019

Δ%

2020

2019

Δ%

Revenue from sales

39.696

51.035

(22%)

17.978

26.053

(31%)

Energy purchases

(25.380)

(31.000)

(18%)

(11.831)

(14.601)

(19%)

Gross margin

14.316

20.035

(29%)

6.147

11.453

(46%)

Operating expenses

(14.831)

(16.531)

(10%)

(8.322)

(8.362)

(0%)

Other operating expenses

(251)

(1.156)

(78%)

(190)

(726)

(74%)

Net operating income

(766)

2.348

(133%)

(2.365)

2.365

(200%)

Labilities regularization agreement

-

18.659

na

-

18.659

na

Financial Results, net

(3.722)

(4.551)

(18%)

(2.007)

(1.282)

57%

RECPAM

3.262

8.320

(61%)

1.487

3.151

(53%)

Income Tax

(569)

(9.314)

(94%)

327

(7.636)

na

Net income

(1.100%)

15.463

(112%)

(2.557)

15.257

na

*Result for exposure to changes in purching power

Revenue from sales decreased by 31%, reaching ARS 17,978 million in 2Q20, against ARS 26,053 million in 2Q19. This ARS 8,075 million decrease is mainly due to the tariff freeze in both the Distribution Value Added and the seasonal price passed on to tariffs, which entailed a decrease in revenues in real terms, as well as to the recognition in the second quarter of 2019 of income owed due to the application of caps to clients with social tariff and for consumptions of settlements under the Framework Agreement for ARS1,991 million. The failure to apply the update mechanism on the CPD in August 2019 and February 2020 has a negative impact in revenues of the quarter in the amount of approximately ARS 3,548 million. Lower revenues are also due to lower billings on account of the real-term decrease in the cost passed on to tariffs of energy purchases measured in pesos for ARS 1,957 million. In turn, lower physical electricity sales volumes resulted in a ARS 339 million decrease in revenues.

It is worth highlighting that Resolution No. 14/2019 provided for a 5% increase in the seasonal price for non-residential demands and a 7% increase for large users for August 2019. As no new tariff schemes have been issued, this increase was not passed on to tariffs, although it was included in the payments made by edenor to CAMMESA for a total ARS 239 million in 2Q20. In turn, the failure to grant the tariff updates in an inflationary context as that observed in 2019 and 2020 has a very negative impact on the Distribution Value Added ("VAD"), combined with the fact that the composition of the CPD formula (which replicates edenor's cost structure) has a greater weight on the salary index, and was below the evolution of the IPC and the IPIM. VAD adjustments on the recognition of increases in own distribution costs are summarized below:

  • Incorporated in the tariff in March 2019. 6.5% corresponds to CPD defferal from August 2018.
  • Adjustments postponed by Tariff Maintenance Agreement and Solidarty and Productive Reactivation Law N° 27,541 until december 2020.

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6 Months 2020

6 Months 2019

Variation

GWh

Part. %

Customers

GWh

Part. %

Customers

% GWh

% Customers

Residential *

4,588

45.9%

2,764,569

4,096

41.5%

2,726,807

12.0%

1.4%

Small commercial

815

8.2%

324,192

844

8.6%

321,931

(3.4%)

0.7%

Medium commercial

700

7.0%

31,126

778

7.9%

31,566

(10.1%)

(1.4%)

Industrial

1,614

16.2%

6,875

1,739

17.6%

6,859

(7.2%)

0.2%

Wheeling System

1,629

16.3%

690

1,787

18.1%

691

(8.8%)

(0.1%)

Others

Public lighting

344

3.4%

21

360

3.7%

21

(4.6%)

0.0%

Shantytowns and others

304

3.0%

475

262

2.7%

466

16.1%

1.9%

Total

9,994

100%

3,127,948

9,866

100%

3,088,341

1.3%

1.3%

2Q 2020

2Q 2019

Variation

GWh

Part. %

Customers

GWh

Part. %

Customers

% GWh

% Customers

Residential *

2,394

50.0%

2,764,569

2,015

41.6%

2,726,807

18.8%

1.4%

Small commercial

349

7.3%

324,192

407

8.4%

321,931

(14.3%)

0.7%

Medium commercial

291

6.1%

31,126

368

7.6%

31,566

(20.9%)

(1.4%)

Industrial

692

14.4%

6,875

845

17.4%

6,859

(18.1%)

0.2%

Wheeling System

710

14.8%

690

867

17.9%

691

(18.2%)

(0.1%)

Others

Public lighting

189

3.9%

21

200

4.1%

21

(5.5%)

0.0%

Shantytowns and others

167

3.5%

475

148

3.0%

466

13.3%

1.9%

Total

4,791

100%

3,127,948

4,849

100%

3,088,341

-1.2%

1.3%

* 565,605 customers benefit from Social Tariff

The volume of energy sales decreased by 1.2%, reaching 4,791 GWh, in 2Q20, against 4,849 GWh for the same period of 2019. It is worth highlighting that this quarter has been marked by the outbreak of the COVID-19 crisis and the implementation of the ASPO which impacted the whole quarter, generating strong changes in energy consumptions. Electricity consumptions by commercial (small and medium) and industrial customers decreased by 17.4% and 18.1%, respectively. This decrease was partially offset by an 18.8% increase in the consumption by residential customers in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the previous year. The 135 GWh and 311 GWh decreases for commercial and industrial customers were mainly due to the partial or total closure of stores and industries resulting from the measures implemented under the ASPO. In turn, the residential demand increased by 379 GWh, mainly because people spend more time at home due to the restrictions on movement , which has been enhanced by lower average temperatures in April and May, which were 0.5°C and 1.9°C lower, respectively. Additionally, the improvement in sales volumes may be partly explained by the tariff lag.

Furthermore, edenor's customer base rose by 1.3%, mainly on account of the increase in residential customers as a result of the implemented market discipline actions and the installation during the last year of almost 37,600 integrated energy meters that were mostly destined to regularize clandestine connections.

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Energy purchases decreased by 19%, to ARS 11,831 million, in 2Q20, against ARS 14,601 million for the same period in 2019. This ARS 2,769 million decrease is mainly due to the 18.9% real-term decrease in the average purchase price, which generated a ARS 2,443 million decrease in purchases as a result of the entry into effect of the new reference seasonal prices for electricity applicable as from May and August 2019 pursuant to Resolution No. 14/2019 of the Secretariat of Renewable Resources and Electricity Market. This decrease was partially offset by a 2.3% increase in energy volumes net of losses due to the increase in demand, which was valued at approximately ARS 247 million. In turn, the electricity reference seasonal price for residential customers is still subsidized by the Federal Government, especially in the case of residential customers, where in 2Q20 the subsidy reached 52% of the system's actual generation cost. Additionally, the energy loss rate decreased from 19.2% in 2Q19 to 18.7% in 2Q20. It should be mentioned that energy losses for 2Q20 were estimated since the reading cycles of our T1 clients could not be completed for a period of two months given the restrictions on readings in the initial phases of the ASPO. In turn, costs associated with these losses decreased by 36.8% in real terms, due to the lack of updating of the seasonal reference price in an inflationary context, resulting in lower purchases for ARS 574 million.

It is worth highlighting that over the past few years edenor has suffered a systematic deterioration of its assets and financial position as a result of the tariff lag, the increase in operating costs, the drop in demand and the increase in energy theft. Furthermore, the outbreak of the world pandemic has brought several consequences in global economic activities which directly affected the company's activities, generating reduced collections, specially in the beginning; for this reason, we have seen the need to partially defer payments to CAMMESA for the energy acquired in the Wholesale Electricity Market as from maturities taking place in March 2020.

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Operating expenses have remained stable, reaching ARS 8,322 million in 2Q20, against ARS 8,361 million in 2Q19. This is mainly explained by an increase in the allowance for bad debts in the amount of ARS 1,158 million as a result of the increase in bad debt resulting from the COVID-19 context and the substantial increase in the Delinquent Balance. This increase in costs was offset by a ARS 428 million decrease in penalties as a result of the improvement in service quality levels and, secondly, the update of penalties recorded in 2Q19 in the amount of ARS 300 million, which were later included in the liabilities regularization agreement. Furthermore, lower remuneration expenses in the amount of ARS 229 million were disclosed as a result of pending collective bargaining negotiations for 2020 and less extra hours. Lastly, lower fees and remuneration for services in the amount of ARS 101 million were recorded on account of lower expenses in corrective maintenance and readings, as a consequence of restrictions imposed on certain operating activities due to the ASPO, especially in the initial phases.

In million of pesos

6 Months

2Q

in constant purchising power

2020

2019

Δ%

2020

2019

Δ%

Salaries, social security taxes

(4,504)

(4,869)

(7%)

(2,231)

(2,460)

(9%)

Pensions Plans

(271)

(207)

31%

(132)

(190)

(30%)

Communications expenses

(243)

(284)

(14%)

(142)

(159)

(11%)

Allowance for the imp. of trade and other receivables

(1,905)

(580)

228%

(1,463)

(306)

379%

Supplies consumption

(904)

(1,044)

(13%)

(467)

(489)

(4%)

Leases and insurance

(126)

(123)

2%

(64)

(54)

20%

Security service

(143)

(256)

(44%)

(76)

(114)

(33%)

Fees and remuneration for services

(2,895)

(3,100)

(7%)

(1,491)

(1,593)

(6%)

Amortization of assets by right of use

(127)

(66)

94%

(56)

(66)

(14%)

Public relations and marketing

(12)

(36)

(68%)

(11)

(24)

(52%)

Advertising and sponsorship

(6)

(19)

(68%)

(6)

(12)

(52%)

Depreciation of property, plant and equipment

(2,736)

(2,677)

2%

(1,380)

(1,375)

0%

Directors and Sup. Committee members' fees

(15)

(15)

(1%)

(6)

(7)

(14%)

ENRE penalties

(325)

(2,750)

(88%)

(493)

(1,222)

(60%)

Taxes and charges

(616)

(500)

23%

(299)

(290)

3%

Other

(4)

(4)

3%

(1)

(2)

(65%)

Total

(14,831)

(16,531)

-10%

(8,322)

(8,361)

0%

Financial results experienced a 56.5% increase in losses, with ARS 2,007 million losses in 2Q20, against ARS 1,282 million losses for 2Q19. This difference is mainly due to higher exchange rate losses in the amount of ARS 920 million resulting from a greater devaluation of the peso against the U.S. dollar in 2Q20 compared to the same period in 2019, as well as lower revenues from commercial interest in the amount of ARS 146 million. These effects were partially offset by lower commercial interest accruals on the debt with CAMMESA for ARS 426 million as a result of the regularization of liabilities recorded in the second quarter of 2019.

Net income decreased by ARS 17,815 million, recording losses for ARS 2,557 million, in 2Q20, against profits for ARS 15,257 million for the same period in 2019. This difference is mainly due to a ARS 5,306 million decrease in the gross margin and the ARS 14,213 million impact, net of income tax, of the Regulatory Liabilities Agreement. Furthermore, an increase in financial losses and lower RECPAM results were recorded in the amount of ARS 725 million and ARS 1,664 million, respectively, which were more than offset by lower income tax accruals for ARS 7,963 million. The result of the period would present a fall of ARS 3,601 million compared to the same period of the previous year if we consider the result of 2Q19 without taking into account the impact of the adjustment of liabilities, net of its income tax, which would have yielded a gain of ARS 1,044 million.

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Adjusted EBITDA

Adjusted EBITDA showed ARS 919 million losses in 2Q20, ARS 5,219 million lower than in the same period of 2019. Adjustments correspond to the update of penalties for the transition period and commercial interest.

In millon of Pesos

6 Months

2Q

in constant purchising power

2020

2019

Δ%

2020

2019

Δ%

Net operating income

(766)

2,348

na

(2,365)

2,365

na

Depreciation of property, plant and

2,863

2,743

4%

1,437

1,441

(0%)

EBITDA

2,097

5,091

(59%)

(928)

3,806

na

Penalties - Actualization (*)

-

851

na

-

338

na

Commercial Interests

82

255

(68%)

9

155

(94%)

Adjusted EBITDA

2,178

6,198

(65%)

(919)

4,300

na

  1. The liabilities regularization agreement executed on May 10, 2019 discontinued the updating of penalties corresponding to the transition period (2006-2016).

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Capital Expenditures

edenor's capital expenditures in 2Q20 totaled ARS 2,494 million, compared to ARS 3,150 million in 2Q19. Our investments mainly consisted of the following:

  • ARS 354 million in new connections;
  • ARS 1536 million in grid enhancements;
  • ARS 352 million in maintenance;
  • ARS 22 million in legal requirements;
  • ARS 146 million in communications and telecontrol;
  • ARS 85 million in other investment projects.

1%

6% 3%

14%

14%

New connections

62%

Grid enhancements

Network maintenance and improvements

Legal requirements

Communications and telecontrol

Other investment projects

3.150

- 21%

2.494

1.512

989

1.637

1.506

2Q2019

2Q2020

Investments were reduced by 20.8% compared to the same period of the previous year, mainly on account of the slowdown in the plan set by edenor as a result of lower revenues due to the fall in sales volumes, the deferral of tariff updates and the restrictions imposed in carrying out certain activities due to the mandatory isolation measures taken in the country since March 20th this year. The plan maintains focus on the efficient use of resources and on investments improving the service quality, which can be seen in the fulfillment of the quality curves required by the regulatory entity in the RTI, all this with the due care of our employees, contractors and customers, and the application of strict health, safety and hygiene protocols in each of the activities conducted under this unprecedented circumstance.

The investments highlights for the quarter were the activation of the 800/2000 kW M2 500/220 transformation bank in the General Rodriguez transformation station, the expansion of the capacity of the Colegiales Substation by 40 MVA and the renovation of Munro - Malaver High Voltage electroducts for a total of 4.5 km. The latter with commissioning in September 2020.

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Service Quality Standards

Quality standards are measured based on the duration and frequency of service outages using the SAIDI and SAIFI indicators. SAIDI refers to the duration of outages, and measures the number of outage hours per year. SAIFI refers to the frequency of outages, and measures the number of times a user experiences an outage during a year.

At the closing of the second quarter of 2020, SAIDI and SAIFI indicators were 13.4 hours and 5.3 outages per year over the last 12 months, evidencing a 28.1% and 17.1% improvement, respectively, compared to the same period of the previous year. In turn, these indicators are 44.4% and 32.8% lower than those required in the RTI. This recovery in service levels is mainly due to the ambitious plan devised by the company since the RTI. The success of this plan is also evidenced by the fact that these indicators exceed the service quality improvement path defined by the regulatory entity.

SAIDI

SAIFI

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Energy Losses

In 2Q20, energy losses experienced a 18.7% decrease, against 19.2% for the same period in 2019. As mentioned above, losses for 2Q20 were estimated, reading cycles could not be completed to obtain the real data after estimating the consumption of our T1 clients for the period of two months due to restrictions on the reading activity in the initial phases of the ASPO. Costs associated with these losses decreased by 36.4% in real terms, resulting in a ARS 574 million improvement.

Over the last year, multidisciplinary teams were created to work on new solutions to energy losses; furthermore, activities aimed at reducing losses continued, and analytical and artificial intelligence tools were used to enhance effectiveness in the routing of inspections. Market Discipline actions (DIME) continued with the objective of detecting and normalizing irregular connections, fraud and energy theft, and the installation of Inclusion Meters (Integrated Energy Meter - MIDE) for more users was intensified.

Over the last year, approximately 556,500 inspections of Tariff 1 meters were conducted with a 54% efficiency, and more than 37,600 Integrated Energy Meters (MIDE) were installed. Regarding the recovery of energy, besides the customers put back to normal with MIDE meters, clandestine customers with conventional meters were also put back to normal. In all cases, a striking fraud recidivism rate was observed.

Indebtedness

As of June 30, 2020, the outstanding principal of our dollar-denominated financial debt amounts to USD 148 million, whereas the net debt amounts to USD 69.8 million. The financial debt consists of USD 135.5 million corresponding to Corporate Bonds maturing in 2022, net of repurchases, and USD 12.5 million to the bank loan taken out with the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) Dubai Branch. Currently both liabilities bear interest at a fixed rate. Finally, after the financial statements' closing date, repurchases of 2022 CBs were made for a face value of USD 22.1 million.

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About Edenor

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. (edenor) is the largest electricity distribution company in Argentina in terms of number of customers and electricity sold (in GWh). Through a concession, edenor distributes electricity exclusively to the northwestern zone of the greater Buenos Aires metropolitan area and the northern part of the City of Buenos Aires, which has a population of approximately 9 million people and an area of 4,637 sq. km. In 2019, edenor sold 19,974 GWh of energy and purchased 24,960 GWh (including wheeling system demands), with revenue from sales in the amount of ARS 102 billion adjusted by inflation as of June 2020. In turn, the company had positive net results in the amount of ARS 14 billion adjusted by inflation as of June 2020.

This press release may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are not historical facts, and are based on management's current view and estimates of future economic circumstances, industry conditions, Company performance and financial results. The words "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "expects", "plans" and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current views of management and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including those identified in the documents filed by the Company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. There is no guarantee that the expected events, trends or results will actually occur. The statements are based on many assumptions and factors, including general economic and market conditions, industry conditions, and operating factors. Any changes in such assumptions or factors could cause actual results to differ materially from current expectations.

Edenor S.A.

Avenida del Libertador 6363, Piso 4º (C1428ARG) Buenos Aires, Argentina Tel: 5411.4346.5510 investor@edenor.com www.edenor.com

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Condensed Interim Statements of Financial Position as of June 30, 2020 and December 31, 2019 Values expressed in constant purchasing power

In million of Argentine Pesos

6.30.2020

12.31.2019

6.30.2020

12.31.2019

in constant purchising power

AR$

AR$

AR$

AR$

ASSETS

EQUITY

Non-current assets

Share capital

875

875

Property, plant and equipment

116,330

115,179

Adjustment to share capital

30,262

30,262

Interest in joint ventures

11

13

Additional paid-in capital

421

421

Deferred tax asset

257

297

Treasury stock

31

31

Other receivables

43

30

Adjustment to treasury stock

648

648

Total non-current assets

116,641

115,518

Adquisition cost of own shares

(2,550)

(2,550)

Legal reserve

2,156

1,466

Current assets

Opcional reserve

35,658

22,551

Inventories

1,969

2,191

Other comprehensive loss

(245)

(245)

Other receivables

501

329

Accumulated losses

(1,100%)

13,797

Trade receivables

13,995

14,167

TOTAL EQUITY

65,461

67,256

Financial assets at fair value

-

3,172

through profit or loss

Cash and cash equivalents

5,679

466

LIABILITIES

Total current assets

22,143

20,326

Non-current liabilities

Trade payables

444

420

TOTAL ASSETS

138,784

135,844

Other payables

5,506

4,570

Borrowings

9,537

9,321

Deferred revenue

1,200

307

payable

309

274

Benefit plans

737

596

Deferred tax liability

22,945

22,803

Provisions

2,091

2,345

Total non-current liabilities

42,770

40,636

Current liabilities

Trade payables

21,557

14,441

Other payables

2,941

4,089

Borrowings

1,059

1,887

Derivative financial instruments

4

233

Deferred revenue

32

6

Salaries and social security

2,184

2,737

Benefit plans

51

58

Tax payable

1,039

2,239

Tax liabilities

1,443

2,017

Provisions

245

243

Total current liabilities

30,554

27,952

TOTAL LIABILITIES

73,324

68,588

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND

EQUITY

138,784

135,844

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Condensed Interim Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

for the six-month period ended on June 30, 2020 and 2019 Values expressed in constant purchasing power

In millon of Argentine Pesos

6.30.2020

6.30.2019

in constant purchising power

AR$

AR$

Continuing operations

Revenue

39,696

51,035

Electric power purchases

(25,380)

(31,000)

Subtotal

14,316

20,035

Transmission and distribution expenses

(8,394)

(9,853)

Gross loss

5,922

10,182

Selling expenses

(4,547)

(4,593)

Administrative expenses

(1,891)

(2,085)

Other operating expense, net

(251)

(1,156)

Operating Profit (Loss)

(766)

2,348

Labilities regularization agreement

-

18,659

Financial income

631

588

Financial expenses

(2,937)

(4,508)

Other financial expense

(1,416)

(631)

Net financial expense

(3,722)

(4,551)

RECPAM

3,262

8,320

Profit (Loss) before taxes

(1,227)

24,776

Income tax

(569)

(9,314)

Profit (Loss) for the period

(1,100%)

15,463

Basic and diluted earnings Profit (Loss) per share:

Basic and diluted earnings profit (loss) per share

(2.05)

17.36

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Condensed Interim Statements of Comprehensive Income (Loss)

for the six-month period ended on June 30, 2020 and 2019 Expressed at historical values

In millon of Argentine Pesos

6.30.2020

6.30.2019

at histórical values

AR$

AR$

Continuing operations

Revenue

37,870

33,181

Electric power purchases

(24,228)

(20,051)

Subtotal

13,641

13,130

Transmission and distribution expenses

(6,119)

(5,076)

Gross loss

7,522

8,054

Selling expenses

(4,130)

(2,801)

Administrative expenses

(1,575)

(1,212)

Other operating expense, net

(191)

(754)

Operating Profit (Loss)

1,626

3,287

Labilities regularization agreement

-

12,824

Financial income

600

381

Financial expenses

(2,903)

(2,947)

Other financial expense

(1,268)

(333)

Net financial expense

(3,571)

(2,899)

Profit (Loss) before taxes

(1,945)

13,212

Income tax

(347)

(2,484)

Profit (Loss) for the period

(2,291)

10,728

Basic and diluted earnings Profit (Loss) per share:

Basic and diluted earnings Profit (Loss) per share

(2.62)

12.05

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Condensed Interim Statements of Cash Flows

for the six-month period ended on June 30, 2020 and 2019 Values expressed in constant purchasing power

In millon of Argentine Pesos in constant purchising power

Cash flows from operating activities Loss (Profit) for the period Adjustments to reconcile net (loss) profit to net cash flows provided by operating activities:

Changes in operating assets and liabilities: Increase in trade receivables Increase in trade payables Income tax payment Others

Net cash flows provided by operating activities

Net cash flows used in investing activities

Net cash flows used in financing activities

Net (decrease) increase in cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year Exchange differences in cash and cash equivalents Result for exposure to inflation in cash and cash equivalents Net decrease in cash and cash equivalents

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of period

Supplemental cash flows information Non-cash operating, investing and financing activities Labilities regularization agreement

Acquisitions of property, plant and equipment through increased trade payables

Derecognition of property, plant and equipment through other receivables

6.30.2020

6.30.2019

AR$

AR$

(1,100%)

15,463

6,207

(8,720)

(2,270)

(5,538)

7,004

8,876

(1,476)

(2,221)

(371)

208

7,297

8,067

  1. (4,082)

(1,726)

(2,460)

5,316

1,525

466

48

(78)

58

(26)

(5)

5,316

1,525

5,679

1,626

(18,659)

  1. (928)

(88)

-

Investor Relations Contacts:

Leandro Montero

Chief Financial Officer

Federico Mendez

Planning and Investor Relations Manager

investor@edenor.com | Tel: +54 (11) 4346-5511

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