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8226.0 - Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services, Australia, 2006-07 Quality Declaration 
Latest ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 09/07/2008   
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Contents >> Electricity supply industry >> Profitability and earnings

PROFITABILITY AND EARNINGS

Major indicators of profitability showed limited movement during the year. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) of the electricity supply industry in 2006-07 was virtually stable, at $9.4b. Operating profit before tax (OPBT) increased by 6% (or $184m).

Electricity generation and Electricity distribution made similar contributions, 41% ($3.8b) and 40% ($3.7b) respectively, to the electricity supply industry's EBITDA. In terms of OPBT, Electricity distribution accounted for 59% ($3.0b) and Electricity generation 29% ($1.5b).

The electricity supply industry returned a profit margin of 12.8% in 2006-07. Profit margins within the industry ranged from 1.2% in On selling electricity and electricity market operation to 22.2% in Electricity distribution.





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