“Having started the year with over 7,200 dedicated employees in the group this year, we are faced with the reality of this number of good employees, dedicated and passionate tourism sector people in our company falling below the 5,000 mark by the end of this year.”
Tallink Grupp’s CEO Paavo Nõgene
Q3 is normally the high season for Tallink Grupp. This year it has been heavily affected by the pandemic and its travel restrictions.
- -7% Trips
- -55.8% Passengers
- -1.9% Cargo units
- -50.0% Consolidated revenue
EBITDA was EUR 5.7 million (EUR 83.2 million in Q3 2019)
Net loss was EUR 23.9 million (EUR 54.6 million in Q3 2019).
Q3 financial result was impacted by the following factors:
- Significant decrease in operating expenses
- Negative impact from one-off costs related to redundancies process in the amount of EUR 3.1 million
- Positive impact from support measures, including the temporary salary compensation measure in Sweden and exemption from ships’ fairway dues in Estonia.
Outlook: “Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation the earnings outlook has become uncertain and continues to be largely subject to external factors such as the states’ decisions regarding the timing of lifting of the travel restrictions, allowing passenger traffic as well as the duration of the recovery period.”