|TERRAFORM POWER, INC. filed this Form 10-K on 03/15/2019|
As of December 31,
Balance Sheet Data:
Cash and cash equivalents
Renewable energy facilities, net
Long-term debt and financing lease obligations1
Redeemable non-controlling interests
Total stockholders’ equity
Including the current portion.
Item 7. Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations.
The following discussion and analysis should be read in conjunction with our audited consolidated financial statements and notes thereto contained herein. The results shown herein are not necessarily indicative of the results to be expected in any future periods. Unless otherwise indicated or otherwise required by the context, references in this section to “we,” “our,” “us,” or the “Company” refer to TerraForm Power, Inc. and its consolidated subsidiaries.
Our primary business strategy is to acquire, own and operate solar and wind assets in North America and Western Europe. We are the owner and operator of a 3,738 MW diversified portfolio of high-quality solar and wind assets,
underpinned by long-term contracts. Significant diversity across technologies and locations coupled with contracts across a large, diverse group of creditworthy counterparties significantly reduces the impact of resource variability on cash available for distribution and limits our exposure to any individual counterparty. We are sponsored by Brookfield, a leading global alternative asset manager with over $350 billion in assets under management. Affiliates of Brookfield held approximately 65% of TerraForm Power’s Class A common stock as of December 31, 2018.
Our goal is to pay dividends to our stockholders that are sustainable on a long-term basis while retaining within our operations sufficient liquidity for recurring growth capital expenditures and general purposes. We expect to generate this return with a regular dividend, which we intend to grow at 5 to 8% per annum, that is supported by a target payout ratio of 80 to 85% of cash available for distribution and our stable cash flows. We expect to achieve this growth and deliver returns by focusing on the following initiatives:
We focus on sourcing off-market transactions at more attractive valuations than auction processes. Our successful acquisition of Saeta provides us with a European Platform and is an example of these opportunities. We believe that multi-faceted transactions such as take-privates and recapitalizations may enable us to acquire high quality assets at attractive relative values.
We have a right of first offer (“ROFO”) to acquire certain renewable power assets in North America and Western Europe owned by Brookfield and its affiliates. The ROFO portfolio currently stands at 3,500 MW. Over time, as Brookfield entities look to sell these assets, we will have the opportunity to make offers for these assets and potentially purchase them if the proposed price (i) meets our investment objectives, and (ii) is the most favorable offered to Brookfield and the applicable Brookfield entities receive all necessary approvals from their independent directors and institutional partners. We also continue to maintain a call right over 500 MW (net) of operating wind power plants that are owned by a warehouse vehicle that was owned and arranged by our previous sponsor, SunEdison, who sold its equity interest in this warehouse vehicle to an unaffiliated third party in 2017.