Finnlines’ Financial review January–September 2023

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Key figures

January-September 2023

  • Revenue EUR 513.2 (558.4 in 2022) million -8%
  • EBITDA EUR 131.7 (169.2) million -22%
  • Result for the reporting period EUR 56.9 (105.2) million -46%
  • Interest bearing debt increased by EUR 52.4 million and was EUR 457.1 (404.7) million at the end of the period.

Q3, 2023

  • Revenue EUR 176.8 (201.5 in 2022) million -12%
  • EBITDA EUR 42.1 (71.5) million, -41%
  • Result for the reporting period EUR 15.1 (48.8) million -69%.

Tom Pippingsköld, President and CEO, in conjunction with the review:

“The geopolitical situation is uncertain, and both global and Euro area demand are slow. The EU is experiencing either negative or stagnant growth. Projections for GDP growth in 2023 and 2024 are modest at 0.6% and 1.1%, respectively. Central banks remain wary of inflation, despite a decrease. The European Central Bank’s swift interest rate hikes have negatively impacted private consumption, construction, and corporate investments, hindering economic activity in EU countries. Finland’s export volumes have decreased by 4.7%, and imports by 9.6% in the last 12 months. There’s a call for the ECB to promptly address the declining growth outlook by reducing interest rates.“

“While the negative development in Finland’s exports and imports have resulted in lower cargo volumes for Finnlines and reduced our result, the upward trend in passenger volumes has been very good. Despite the reduced cargo volumes, Finnlines was able to retain its market share.”

Finnlines took delivery of three hybrid ro-ro vessels already in 2022 and this year, in mid-July, the first of the two Superstar class vessels, Finnsirius, was delivered and entered the Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär (Finland–Åland Islands–Sweden) route on 15 September 2023.

The second Superstar ro-pax vessel, Finncanopus will be delivered at the end of the year. Finnlines’ EUR 500-million Green Newbuilding Investment Programme, which started in 2018, is nearly completed.

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Finnlines’ Financial review January–June 2023

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 H1, 2023 (January-June)

  • Revenue EUR 336.4 (356.9 in 2022) million, -6%.
  • Shipping and Sea Transport Services generated revenue amounting to EUR 325.3 (343.8) million, of which passenger-related revenue was to EUR 31.5 (25.6) million.
  • The revenue of Port Operations was EUR 21.4 (24.8) million.
  • EBITDA EUR 89.6 (97.7) million, -8%.
  • Result for the reporting period EUR 41.9 (56.3) million, -26%.
  • Interest bearing debt declined by EUR 69.1 million and was EUR 387.8 (456.9) million at the end of the period.

Q2, 2023 (April-June)

  • Revenue EUR 173.2 (199.9 in 2022) million, -13%.
  • EBITDA amounted to EUR 44.1 (62.1) million, -29%.
  • Result for the reporting period EUR 20.3 (41.2) million, -51%.

Tom Pippingsköld, President and CEO, in conjunction with the review:

  • Economic growth is projected to be modest in the EU area in 2023, but some moderate improvement is forecasted for 2024.
  • According to the statistics of the Finnish Customs the total value of exports increased by 1%, but the value of imports decreased by 14.3% year-on-year (January–May 2023 vs. 2022).
  • Due to the war and high interest rate environment consumer and business confidence has remained below long-term average. Inflation is also expected to remain persistently high.
  • Lower import volumes have reduced cargo flows and together with lower bunker surcharge has affected Finnlines Group’s turnover.
  • Lower volumes in some of our routes forced us to either reduce the frequency or the number of vessels in the route. Thus, we decided to charter out one ro-ro to the Grimaldi Group. Moreover, we have reduced capacity where there are lower volumes, and increased capacity where we see and have growth.
  • Growth by opening new routes, the latest is the Sweden–Poland line where one ro-pax vessel is expected to start to operate daily between Malmö and Świnoujście in few weeks’ time.
  • Passenger business has increased very well after the pandemic.
  • The first of these new Superstar ro-pax vessels, FINNSIRIUS, was delivered on 18 July 2023, as scheduled, and will enter the Naantali–Långnäs–Kapellskär route in mid-September.
  • The second vessel, FINNCANOPUS, will follow by the end of the year.

Finnlines Group Financial Review January–December 2019

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Full Year 2019

  • -2.4% Revenue €574.8 million (reflecting the lower volumes in Finland’s trade over the preceding year)
  • +2.0% EBITDA €169.8 million
  • + 3.4% Result €98.3 million

“In 2019, we continued to focus on fundamentals, i.e. dedication to smart use of technology, digitalised and optimised processes across our businesses, investments in energy efficiency to advance sustainable development and effective execution of our strategy by our highly productive, skilled and committed employees. One topic in our strategic discussion is digitalisation. In recent years, we have invested a lot in information technology. We have implemented two major ERP systems, one in the port and the other relating to vessel efficiency monitoring and measurement. We have also developed mobile services in port operations. This development in digitalisation and automation increases the efficiency and effectiveness of our processes just to name a few examples.”

Emanuele Grimaldi, CEO