FERRY PORTS

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Annual Report 2018-2019 TT-Line Company Pty Ltd

Key figures (in $ AUD)

  • +6.4% Revenue = $260.3 million ($244.6 million)
  • +11.2% EBITDA = $63.4 million ($57.0 million)
  • -0,6% Profit after tax = $44.1 million ($44.4 million)
  • -0,4% Passengers = 446,869 (448,764)

Freight = record numbers, ships sail at full capacity.

At the time of writing, the Company was in close discussions with Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG) regarding contracts for the construction of two new roro ships. While FSG’s financial difficulties were widely reported during the year, the Company has solid contracts in place with the shipbuilder to build the new Spirit of Tasmania vessels.

FERRY FINANCE

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Flensburg Shipyard Awaits Finance To Finish Three Ro-Pax Ferries

Siem Industries published its annual report, which included a chapter about the shipyard in Flensburg.

Some highlights:

  • For the fiscal year 2018, Flensburger Schiffbau-GmbH & Co KG had revenues of EUR 213 million, an EBITDA of EUR -102 million, and a net loss of EUR -111 million.
  • B YEATS was delivered substantially late at the end of 2018 at a material loss caused mainly by the lack of performance by subcontractors.
  • FSG contracted for four additional vessels during 2018 including two passenger ferries and two ro-ro carriers.
  • The current backlog is approximately EUR 860 million consisting of four Ro-Pax vessels and two Ro-Ro vessels.
  • One Ro-Pax vessel (HONFLEUR) is in the advanced construction stage and should be delivered by early 2020.
  • The remaining three Ro-Pax vessels are delayed and awaiting construction finance.
  • Siem’s ownership of FSG is considered as non-core and new equity in FSG was raised in Q1 by a private placement which diluted the Company’s holding in FSG to 24%.
  • Changes in the yard’s management were implemented in early 2019.

First Annual Report For Attica Group Since Integration Of Hellenic Seaways

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Attica Group consolidates for the first time Hellenic Seaways in the financial statements for the period 1.6.2018-31.12.2018.

Key figures in million €

+34,56% Revenue consolidated 365.4 (271.54)

-4.28% EBITDA 57 (59.55)

++ Income after tax and minority interests 17.11 (1.25)

· The total debt of the Group stood, as at 31st December 2018, at € 346.08mln (€ 238.73mln as at 31st December, 2017) of which long-term borrowings are € 274.50mln (€ 214.43mln) while short-term borrowings stood at € 71.58mln (€ 24.30mln).

· The Group’s total equity as at 31st December, 2018 stood at € 409.18mln, corresponding to € 1.90 per share.

· Completion of refinancing of large part of the group’s debt with significantly lower cost financial results.

· The lower EBITDA margin in 2018 is attributed mainly to the significant increase in fuel price and to the integration cost of Hellenic Seaways Maritime S.A. («HSW»).

Clipper Group Annual Report: Seatruck Ferries and ro-ro chartering activities

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The net result for 2017 is satisfactory despite EBIT going down compared to 2016. The reason for a lower EBIT relates to impairment loss, lower operating profit in the chartering activity from a reduction of two vessels and operational issues related to the lock in Liverpool.

  • Seatruck Ferries total freight volumes growing 6%
  • Seatruck Ferries now holds 19.6% (17.9%) of the ro-ro market on the Irish Sea.
  • Especially the routes out of Dublin have proven to be successful.
  • Operating result is expected to decrease slightly compared to 2017 because of a lower chartering result.