Scandlines continued to make headway in 2022 as the impact of COVID-19 eased and travel restrictions were lifted early in the year.
Traffic volume grew significantly driven by a rebound in leisure and shopping traffic as well as continued strong traction in the freight business.
Against this backdrop, Scandlines increased revenue (+42%) and earnings (+101%) and continued to improve its competitive offering with long-term investments in fleet and facilities.
+49% Revenue from BorderShops (even though shopping activity remained significantly lower than before the outbreak of COVID-19. Factors such as increased fuel prices, general inflation pressure and a weak SEK play here a role here).
Modest growth is expected in leisure and shopping traffic volumes, which are seen to be somewhat impacted by a general economic slowdown.
Bus travel is expected to gradually return to previous levels.
The steadily growing freight traffic volume is expected to continue the positive trajectory – however at a modest level.
Management expects revenue and profits to increase moderately in 2023 subject to the level of economic slowdown.
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