Aegea held this Thursday (25) its annual event aimed at the public of financial analysts and investors. The panels conducted on Aegea Day by the company’s leaders
presented the company’s growth trajectory and regulatory aspects of the sanitation sector to the public.

Flávio Crivellari, CFO of the holding company, demonstrated the growth in the last years of the Company, illustrated by the 30.2% annual increase in EBITDA since 2006, the result of acquisitions, success in bidding processes and implementation of turnaround in the acquired assets, with increased efficiency operational and expansion of water and sewage coverage.

The development of the most recent business was mainly due to the acquisition of Águas de Manaus – the largest purchase made to date – which became part of the group’s portfolio of concessionaires in the middle of last year and already represents 20% of the holding’s revenue.

At the Águas de Manaus concessionaire, actions are underway aimed at proactive contact with the population, having already connected 3,000 new homes and regularized 13,000 connections, reducing delinquency, in addition to promoting a closer relationship with the user.

Hamilton Amadeo, the group’s CEO, stressed the company’s principle of implementing long-term bonds with the community, “the Social License to Operate is a central point for companies that want to have sustainable growth in the long term”. In addition, the consolidation and efficiency gains at Águas de Teresina, which has been in operation since 2017, are worth mentioning, for example, with a program focused on improving and expanding the service provided, which has impacted and changed a local reality of lack of water between the months of September and December.

Popularly known as B-R-O-BRÓ, these months have very high temperatures and a very dry climate. Rogério Tavares, Vice President of Institutional Relations, dealt with the regulatory aspects of the sector and the central points of the sanitation MP that is currently being processed. Tavares’ presentation highlights the urgency for changes to expand investments in the sector and pursue the goals of universal service.

Currently, Aegea operates in 49 municipalities, in 11 states, providing services to approximately 7.6 Brazilians. This number will increase with the conclusion of the negotiations that are in progress course for the acquisition of a new operation, referring to the sewage PPP in Guarulhos, reaching the mark of 9.1 million users – becoming responsible for 36.4% of the country’s private sanitation operations.