Energy boost for PrePayPower as profits more than double

Revenues up 11% to €101.9m at pay-as-you-go firm as customer numbers rise to 130,000

The company has about 6 per cent of the domestic electricity market and 3 per cent of the residential gas sector

The company has about 6 per cent of the domestic electricity market and 3 per cent of the residential gas sector

 

Profits more than doubled last year at PrePayPower, the pay-as-you-go energy provider controlled by tech investor Andrew Collins and private equiteer Ulric Kenny.

The company recorded a profit before tax of €11.5 million as against €5.6 million a year earlier as operating profits climbed to €13 million from €7.8 million.

Revenues also jumped, up 11 per cent to €101.9 million from €91.6 million.

PrePayPower, which installs prepay electricity meters in people’s homes, attributed the rise in profits to a sharp gain in customer numbers – to 130,000 from 117,000 in 2015.

The company’s financial performance was also boosted by a €3.67 million once-off gain from hedging.

The company has about 6 per cent of the domestic electricity market and 3 per cent of the residential gas sector, having gained regulatory approval to operate in the latter market in late 2016.

PrePayPower began with just four people in 2009. It now employs about 200 staff.