Financial dashboard 2023-2024

Hydro-Québec is an important generator, transmission provider and distributor of electricity in Canada, focusing mainly on hydroelectricity. To develop, improve and maintain its facilities, and reimburse maturing debts, the company issues securities which are guaranteed by the Québec Government, its sole shareholder.

Key Assets1

Over 99% of power generated from renewables

Large reservoirs with a storage capacity of 178.4 TWh

Total installed capacity of 38,055 MW2

Average residential rate of 7.81¢/kWh in 20233 the lowest in North America

Consolidated Financial Information4

Revenue, in millions Canadian dollars.
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Total 16,086in 2023 16,567in 2022 14,526in 2021 13,594in 2020 14,021
Expenditure, in millions Canadian dollars.
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Operations 4,132in 2023 3,844in 2022 3,288in 2021 3,146in 2020 2,818
Other components of employee future benefit cost (689)in 2023 (1,020)in 2022 (743)in 2021 (494)in 2020 (557)
Electricity purchases 2,645in 2023 2,834in 2022 2,169in 2021 2,204in 2020 2,227
Depreciation and amortization 3,089in 2023 2,828in 2022 2,689in 2021 2,694in 2020 2,782
Taxes 1,217in 2023 1,230in 2022 1,191in 2021 1,138in 2020 1,133
TOTAL 10,394in 2023 9,716in 2022 8,594in 2021 8,688in 2020 8,403
Income, in millions Canadian dollars.
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Income before financial expenses 5,692in 2023 6,851in 2022 5,932in 2021 4,906in 2020 5,618
Financial expenses 2,404in 2023 2,294in 2022 2,368in 2021 2,603in 2020 2,695
Net income 3,288in 2023 4,557in 2022 3,564in 2021 2,303in 2020 2,923

Dividend, in millions Canadian dollars.
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Total 2,466 in 2023 3,418 in 2022 2,673 in 2021 1,727 in 2020 2,192
Balance sheet summary, in millions Canadian dollars.
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Total assets 92,668in 2023 89,374in 2022 82,698in 2021 80,895in 2020 78,563
Long-term debt, including current portion 55,155in 2023 51,541in 2022 49,698in 2021 48,413in 2020 45,767
Equity 27,527in 2023 26,877in 2022 23,260in 2021 21,322in 2020 21,448
Investments affecting cash, in millions Canadian dollars.
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets 4,898in 2023 4,271in 2022 4,223in 2021 3,366in 2020 3,548
Financial ratios
Years 2023 2022 2021 2020 2019
Return on equity (%)a 12.2in 2023 17.6in 2022 14.3in 2021 9.5in 2020 12.4
Capitalization (%)b 33.7in 2023 34.6in 2022 32.0in 2021 31.0in 2020 32.3
Profit margin (%)c 20.4in 2023 27.5in 2022 24.5in 2021 16.9in 2020 20.8
Interest coveraged 2.25in 2023 2.94in 2022 2.52in 2021 1.89in 2020 2.07
Self-financing (%)e 47.5in 2023 55.4in 2022 52.7in 2021 12.9in 2020 49.0

Results and Outlook4

Investments totaled $4.9 billion in 2023.

Hydro‑Québec carried out seven fixed‑rate issues on the Canadian capital market during the year: three medium-term note issues maturing in 2029, totaling $1.8 billion, at an average cost of 3.87%, and four bond issues maturing in 2063, totaling $1.9 billion, at an average cost of 4.27%. These issues raised a total of $3.7 billion.

Net Income

($B)

The net profit for the year 2023 is 3.3 billion Canadian dollars, and the forecast for the year 2024 is 2.7 billion Canadian dollars

Investments

($B)

The investments amount to 4.9 billion Canadian dollars in 2023, and the forecast for 2024 is 5.8 billion Canadian dollars

Financing Activities5

($B)

The financing activities for the year 2023 is 5 billion Canadian dollars, and the forecast for the year 2024 is 5 billion Canadian dollars

Hydro-Québec securities: a bright and sustainable asset

Unconditional guarantee by the Québec government on most of Hydro-Québec’s debt (debentures, medium-term notes, commercial paper).

Debt Characteristics1

  • Average term 22 years
  • Breakdown – Fixed rate2 96.6%
  • Breakdown – Floating rate2 3.4%
  • Breakdown – Currency at time of issue – C$ 90.2%
  • Breakdown – Currency at time of issue – US$ 9.8%
  • Breakdown – Repayment currency – C$2 100%

Credit Ratings1

Rating agencies Long-term debt Commercial paper Outlook
Moody’s Aa2 P-1 Stable
S&P Global Ratings AA- A-1+ N/A*
Fitch Ratings AA- F1+ Stable
DBRS Morningstar AA (low) R-1 (middle) Stable

* S&P Global Ratings does not provide an outlook for Hydro-Québec’s credit rating.

  1. As at December 31, 2023.
  2. Total installed capacity includes 37,436 MW for Québec and 619 MW for the United States.
  3. On April 1, 2023 (for residential customers with monthly consumption of 1,000 kWh).
    • a) Net income divided by average equity for the year less average accumulated other comprehensive income for the year.
    • b) Equity divided by the sum of equity, long-term debt, current portion of long-term debt, borrowings and derivative instrument liabilities, less derivative instrument assets and sinking fund.
    • c) Net income divided by revenue.
    • d) Sum of income before financial expenses and net investment income divided by interest on debt securities.
    • e) Cash flows from operating activities less dividend paid, divided by the sum of cash flows from investing activities—excluding acquisitions and disposals of short-term investments and sinking fund securities—and repayment of long‑term debt.
  4. Forecast data is supplied for 2024.
  5. Gross borrowings.
  6. Including derivatives, which consist of swaps and forward contracts traded for purposes of managing long-term risk related to debt.

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