• 2019 May 17 16:40

    MPC Capital AG announces key figures for the 1st quarter 2019

    The Hamburg asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG (Deutsche Börse, Scale, ISIN DE000A1TNWJ4) generated revenues of EUR 10.0 million and an EBT of EUR 0.7 million in the first quarter of the 2019 financial year. The slight decline compared to the first quarter of 2018 (revenues: EUR 10.1 million, EBT: EUR 1.1 million) is primarily due to lower transaction activity in the first three months of the current financial year. This was almost completely offset by higher recurring revenues from asset management.

    Accordingly, revenues from Management Services rose from EUR 8.1 million in the previous year to EUR 8.9 million in the first quarter of 2019. The increase is mainly attributable to the expansion of the managed vessel fleet. At EUR 0.9 million, revenues from Transaction Services were still below the level of the prior-year quarter (EUR 2.0 million).

    Earnings before tax (EBT) amounted to EUR 0.7 million after the first three months (previous year: EUR 1.1 million). Higher personnel expenses due to the expansion of management capacities in the Shipping division were offset by lower other operating expenses. As a result, the cost base in the first quarter was unchanged from the previous year. Lower other operating income was offset by a significantly improved financial result from the co-investments of MPC Capital AG.

    The equity ratio improved to 81.8 % as of March 31, 2019 (December 31, 2018: 74.3 %). Cash and cash equivalents decreased to EUR 15.8 million (December 31, 2018: EUR 28.6 million), mainly due to the reduction of current liabilities.

    In the real estate sector, MPC Capital has laid the foundation for a health care real estate strategy with the acquisition of a portfolio of three medical centres in the Netherlands. The aim is to initially achieve an investment volume of around EUR 70 million. At the same time, MPC Capital is preparing the exit of an office portfolio in the Netherlands, in which MPC Capital will continue to manage the properties after the sale.

    In the shipping sector, the MPC Capital Group has expanded its range of services in the technical management of tankers. In addition, with the accession of a further partner, the operational platform for the technical management of bulk carriers was expanded under the management of MPC Capital. The merger is expected to take place at the end of the second quarter. The fleet managed by the joint venture will thus grow to 17 bulkers. In addition, MPC Capital was able to execute asset transactions in all three segments (tankers, bulk, containers) in the first quarter.

    MPC Capital's Renewables team is currently working to further expand the investment platform for renewable energy projects in the Caribbean. The financing agreements for the second asset of the MPC Clean Energy Fund, the wind power project "Tilawind" in Costa Rica, worth around USD 50 million were signed at the end of April.

    For the 2019 financial year, the Management Board continues to forecast a slight increase in sales and at least break-even earnings before taxes. A more dynamic development in new business, additional transactions and the exploitation of external market influences could have a positive effect on sales and earnings.

    MPC Capital AG is an international asset and investment manager for real asset investments. Together with its subsidiaries, the company develops and manages real asset investments and investment products for international institutional investors, family offices and professional investors. Its asset categories of focus are Real Estate, Shipping and Infrastructure. MPC Capital AG is listed on the stock exchange (MPCK) since 2000 and has around 300 employees group-wide.




2019 May 21

18:33 Maersk to charter 13 new feeder ships powered by conventional fuel from 2021
18:25 Long-term Wärtsilä service agreements support optimal performance for LNG Carriers
18:04 GTT notified by Samsung Heavy Industries for the tank design of a new LNG carrier for Nisshin Shipping
17:48 Throughput of port Vysotsk in Jan-Apr'2019 climbed by 7% Y-o-Y to 6.65 million tonnes
17:25 Bunker prices still show no considerable changes at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
17:19 ABB to enable world’s first hydrogen-powered river vessel
17:04 Port of Zeebrugge sets new record with maiden call of OOCL United Kingdom
16:42 Sredne-Nevsky Shipyard lays down Pioner-M, research ship of Project 25700
16:19 USCG host workshop to discuss safe operation of commercial passenger vessels
16:04 IMO issues additional guidance for sulphur 2020 implementation
15:33 UN agency pushes forward on shipping emissions reduction
15:19 Nevsky Shipyard delivers Nevsky Shipyard second vessel in a series of five dry cargo vessel of project RSD59
15:03 Panama Canal announces enhancements to its Green Connection Environmental Recognition Program
14:27 DSD sells its ferry and expressboat company Norled
14:06 Throughput of port Primorsk in Jan-Apr’2019 grew by 5% Y-o-Y to 18.95 million tonnes
14:03 MOL and Weathernews release of FOCUS Project part I 'Fleet Viewer' application
13:44 Port of Hamburg posts Q1 2019 results
13:41 Czech and Polish officials visit the Port of Gdansk to promote trade between the countries
13:14 Multipurpose Reloading Complex boosts investments in environment protection 15 times to RUB 8 million
12:49 Port of Ust-Luga handled 35.55 million tonnes in 4M’19, up 8% Y-o-Y
12:25 Throughput of Port St. Petersburg in Jan-Apr'2019 grew by 2% Y-o-Y to 19.67 million tonnes
12:02 IAPH Port Planning and Development Committee published a report “Autonomous Vehicles’ Impact on Port Infrastructure Requirements ”
11:28 Port of Kiel welcomes “Aidaprima” for its maiden call
11:00 Container Terminal Saint-Petersburg allocated RUB 2.9 million for implementation of its social programme in 1Q’2019
10:11 Swan Hunter completes modular offshore grid cable storage load-in
09:56 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.31% to $72.19, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.43% to $63.48
09:27 Debmarine Namibia to invest in world’s first custom-built diamond recovery vessel
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,041 points
08:05 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 21

2019 May 20

18:35 First MAN dual-fuel, diesel-mechanical propulsion package bound for LNG-powered ferry
18:24 Peel Ports expands logistics services with acquisition
18:06 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to North Africa
17:28 Less storm damage in the port of Rotterdam because of Windbreakers
17:14 HMM to launch new Corporate Identity
17:06 Access World Terminals expands premises and activities in North Sea Port
16:54 Arctic LNG 2 and TechnipFMC sign EPC Contract for LNG plant
16:31 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
16:05 Damen Shiprepair Brest completes rapid repairs to LNG Carrier Methane Princess
15:38 Scrubber washwater to be investigated
15:15 MEPC agrees on scrubber guidance
14:51 Finnlines’ Tapani Voionmaa elected to the BIMCO Board of Directors
14:26 Gazpromneft Marine Bunker’s sales in 1Q’19 grew by 25% YoY to 800,000 tonnes
14:02 Zeaborn places 100 ships with Verifavia Shipping & Korean Register for Inventory of Hazardous Material services
13:44 Ministry of Transport and Communication of Finland: Reforms related to ship safety nearing completion
13:23 IMO organized workshop for getting audit-ready in Cameroon
13:02 Wärtsilä and LUT University to collaborate on research for 100% renewable energy systems
12:37 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 19,363 in RF spot market
12:01 International shipping on track to meet 2030 CO2 reduction target following critical UN IMO meeting
11:45 SMS Towage calls on Damen for two ASD 2411 Tugs
11:34 Annual capacity of Russia’s Baltic ports can be increased by 32.5% to 478.9 million tonnes by 2025
11:12 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-Apr’2019 fell by 8% Y-o-Y to 15.78 million tonnes
10:50 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-Apr’2019 fell by 1.1% Y-o-Y to 205.72 million tonnes
10:27 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-Apr’19 remained flat at 178.59 million tonnes
10:05 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.27% to $73.13, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.18% to $63.66
09:46 Container throughput of port Hong Kong (China) down 7.6% to 5.99 million TEUs in Jan-Apr’2019
09:24 CLIA Conference and trade fair held in Southampton
09:13 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,040 points
08:59 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 20

2019 May 19

16:51 Hamburg Süd strengthens its product portfolio on the Europe–Central America, Caribbean and South America West Coast trade
15:47 CMA CGM to implement FAK rates for Asia to the Middle East Gulf, Asia to Pakistan / India / Sri Lanka trades