“It is the first ray of light we have seen after a period where we have made a net loss of more than EUR 151 million in roughly a year and a half,” says Tallink Grupp’s CEO Paavo Nõgene. “We have unfortunately just reached the low season and the high COVID rates in Estonia and Latvia, in addition to the challenging employment market and high fuel prices, are all indicating it will be yet another tough winter ahead.”
- Unaudited net profit EUR 5.5 million (net loss of EUR 23.9 million in Q3 2020)
- EBITDA EUR 35.1 million (EUR 5.7 million in Q3 2020)
- +18.6% Unaudited revenue EUR 170.5 million (EUR 143.7 million in Q3 2020).
- The biggest contributors to the revenue increase: onboard restaurant and shop sales, ticket revenue and charter revenue
During the third quarter of 2021, the company strengthened its liquidity position by taking out the loan from the Nordic Investment Bank and carrying out an additional shares emission of the company’s stock in early September. This has enabled the company to secure new capital, creating a strong liquidity buffer for the challenging low season ahead. The total liquidity buffer as at 30 September 2021 amounted to EUR 252.5 million (EUR 115.0 million at 30 September 2020).
- In the first 9 months, the Group’s unaudited revenue decreased by 14.7% and amounted to EUR 310.3 million.
Unaudited EBITDA for the first 9 months was EUR 33.2 million (EUR 6.9 million