• 2018 August 16 10:58

    DP World revenue up 14.4% in H1 2018

    Global trade enabler DP World today announces robust financial results for the six months to 30 June 2018. On a reported basis, revenue grew 14.4 % and adjusted EBITDA increased by  7.9 %. Adjusted EBITDA margin was 50.3 %, delivering profit  attributable to  owners of the Company, before separately disclosed items 1, of $ 593 million and EPS of 71.5 US cents. On a like - for - like basis, revenue grew 3.0 % and adjusted EBITDA increased by 4.2 % with adjusted EBITDA margin of  54.4 %, and attributable earnings  to owners of the Company increased up by 5.2 %, reflecting the stable trading environment. 

    Results Highlights

    ➢ Revenue of $2, 626 million ( Revenue growth of 14.4 % on reported and 3.0% on like - for - like basis)

    1 Before separately disclosed items (BSDI) primarily excludes non - recurring items. DP World reported a profit in separately disclosed items of $48 million.

    2 Like - for - like at constant currency is without the new addition s at Berbera (Somaliland), Limassol (Cyprus) , Drydocks World (UAE), Dubai Maritime City (UAE),  Cosmos Agencia  Marítima (Peru), Reyser (Spain); the discontinuation of Doraleh (Djibouti), Saigon (Vietnam), ISS (Pakistan);  and normalizes for the consolidation of  DP World Santos (Brazil).

    3 Gross throughput is throughput from all consolidated terminals plus equity - accounted investees.

    4 Consolidated throughput is throughput from all terminals where the Group has control as per IFRS.

    5 Adjusted EBITDA is Earnings before Interest, Tax, Depreciation & Amort isation including share of profit from equity - accounted investees before separately disclosed items.

    6 The adjusted EBITDA margin is calculated by dividing adjusted EBITDA by revenue, including our share of profit from equity - accounted investees.

    7 Like - for - like adjusted EBITDA margin.

    Revenue growth of  14.4 % supported by the  volume growth across all three regions and the impact of new  acquisitions including Drydocks World LLC (Drydocks), Dubai Maritime City  (DMC) and Cosmos Agencia Marítima (CAM). 

    ▪ Like - for - like revenue increased by 3.0 % driven by a  4.6 % increase in total containeriz ed  revenue.

    ➢ Adjusted EBITDA of $ 1, 322 million and adjusted EBITDA margin of 50.3% (Like - for - like adjusted EBITDA margin at  54.4 %)

    Adjusted EBITDA grew 7.9 % and EBITDA margin for the half year at 50.3 %. Like - for - like  adjusted EBITDA  grew 4.2 %  with a  margin of 54.4 %.

    EBITDA margin declined due to the consolidation of lower margin Maritime services businesses. 

    ➢ Profit for the period attributable  to owners of the Company of $ 593 million

    Profit attributable to owners of the Company before separately disclosed items  dropped 2.1%  on a reported basis but grew 5.2% on a like - for - like  basis.

    Profit declined due to the deconsolidation of Doraleh (Djibouti) and consolidation of DP World  Santos (Brazil), which remains in ramp up stage. 

    ➢ Strong Cash generation and robust balance sheet 

    Cash from operating activities remains strong at $ 979 million in 1H2018, slightly lower than $ 1,010 million in 1H2017.

    Leverage (Net debt to annualised adjusted EBITDA) increased to 2.9 times from 2.6 times at  1H2017.

    DP World was again upgraded by the rating agency Moody’s from Baa2 to Baa1 with a stable outlook following the one notch upgrade in 2016. Fitch Ratings also upgraded DP World from  BBB to BBB+ in July 2017. Both rating agencies have upgraded DP World by two notches in 2 years.  

    ➢ Continued investment in  long - term assets and expansion into  complementary sectors

    Capital expenditure of $ 439 million invested across the portfolio during the first half of the year.

    Capit al expenditure guidance for 2018 re mains unchanged at up to $1.4 bill ion with investments planned into UAE, Posorja ( Ecuador), Berbera (Somaliland), Sokhna (Egypt) and London  Gateway (UK). 

    The acquisition of Drydocks , which closed in the beginning of 2018, is performing in line with  expectations and we have seen increased contribution to our revenue line. At 1H2018, non - containerized revenue  accounted for approximately 37% of total revenue, up from 31% in  1H2017. 

    Furthermore, DP World continued to invest in complementary sectors and acquired three more strategic assets – the integrated multimodal logistics players Continental Warehousing Corporation (CWC) in India,  Cosmos Agencia Marítima in Peru, and the Unifeeder Group in Denmark, which  operates the largest container  common user  feeder and growing shortsea network in Europe. Also, DP World signed a  20 - year  concession to build and operate a modern logistics hub outside of Bamako, the capital and largest city of the Republic of  Mali. 

    Aside from investments in complementary sectors, DP World recently won a 30 - year concession for the management and development of a greenfield port project at Banana in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which despite being Africa’s third - most populous country, currently has  no direct deep - sea port.




2018 December 14

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17:48 Petersburg Oil Terminal puts into operation its emergency response team
17:33 Vinalines to open container shipping centre next week
17:30 Fairway adjustment will simplify Elbe traffic control already next year
17:27 Final cruise ship for the year calls to the Port of Gothenburg
17:23 The MV Magda joins the Klaveness Bulkhandling pool
17:16 India’s containerised export up 10% in the third quarter of 2018
17:13 FSL Trust announces newbuilding agreement for the construction of two LR2 product tankers
17:13 Havyard project with Havila Kystruten on hydrogen-powered coastal route operations to receive over NOK 100 million in funding from Pilot-E
16:24 World Fuel Services expands bunker operations in US leading up to 2020
15:57 IMO held training workshops in Cameroon Single Window for Foreign Trade Transactions
14:49 Onezhsky Shipyard lays down self-propelled hopper barge of Project HB600
14:08 Irish Continental Group plc takes delivery of cruise ferry W.B.Yeats
13:55 WMU takes part in Ocean Literacy Conference
13:31 First in industry ADNOC co-loads LPG and propylene onto same vessel in Ruwais
13:10 WMU hosted round table discussion regarding key challenges facing IMO
12:53 Bunker market at the Port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia shows mixed price movements (graph)
12:32 Nordic American Offshore secures contract for its PSV NAO Viking
12:11 Rosrybolovstvo supports 2nd Dredging and Hydraulic Engineering Structures Congress
11:50 Association of Commercial Sea Ports celebrates its 30th anniversary
11:24 Gazprom and Itochu sign MoU under Baltic LNG project
11:06 Scorpio Bulkers announces time charter-out agreement
10:48 Domestic ferry safety exercise conducted in Indonesia
10:25 IMO holds training for managing insecurity in west Indian Ocean and Gulf of Aden
10:06 EC adds six new yards to its ‘European List of ship recycling facilities’
09:47 Brent Crude futures price down 0.61% to $61.05, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.4% to $52.37
09:25 GTT notified by HSHI for the tank design of two new LNG carriers for CMM
09:18 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,365 points
08:06 Fincantieri publishes its Sustainability Plan 2018-2022
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06:09 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding holds christening ceremony for LPG carrier "LAUREL PRIME"

2018 December 13

18:43 Coal exports via Rosterminalugol hit 19-millionth tonne mark
18:28 Port of Kaliningrad throughput in Jan-Nov rose 4% to nearly 13 million tonnes
18:25 Tideway completes installation of longest AC offshore wind export cable at Hornsea One in the UK
17:49 Hapag-Lloyd to cancel calls at Port of Bremerhaven
17:25 Building of Johan Sverdrup Phase II begins
17:19 Port of Vyborg 11-month cargo volumes soar 24% to 1.72 million tonnes
17:13 Seabridge first in Belgium to receive the SCA certificate
17:08 Jan De Nul cleans up polluted beaches along the coast in southern France
17:07 Bunker fuel prices at Far Eastern ports close the week lower
17:00 Murmansk Region will improve water safety regulations – Marina Kovtun
16:47 Port of Vysotsk cargo volume in Jan-Nov rises 6% to 16.86 million tonnes
16:36 Maersk Broker Bulk Chartering and NAODAN Chartering
16:30 Murmansk Region Governor is a member of revised State Commission for Arctic Development Issues
16:26 YILPORT Holding wins Port Operator Award at Lloyd’s List Global Awards
16:03 Rosmorport releases RFPs for design of an DF 12/14MW icebreaker
15:49 Jotun and Kansai Paint build relationship to meet marine and protective demand
15:46 Baltic Sea Ports Authority icebreakers assist merchant vessels in the Gulf of Finland
15:21 Containerships receives its first LNG-powered container vessel
14:44 Uncertainty lingers in fuel markets despite OPEC cuts
14:17 Maersk Line receives Containership Operator of the Year award
14:13 Iran-Indonesia to develop port cooperation
13:22 NOIA: U.S. territories need the Offshore Wind for Territories Act
13:12 QPS inks first "Green Loan" with BNP Paribas
12:48 Panama Canal signs agreement with Brazil's Port of Itaqui
12:32 Port of Ust-Luga throughput in Jan-Nov drops 4% to 90.27 million tonnes (updates)
11:34 Port of St. Petersburg eleven-month volume rises 11% to 54.15 million tonnes (updated)
11:06 Nonius Engineering to join the 6th International Forum of Dredging Companies as its sponsor and speaker
10:16 Crude oil futures gain to $ 60,44 (Brent) and $ 51,32 (WTI)
09:07 Baltic Dry Index down 0.81% to 1353 points