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06.06.2013 NCSP Group Financial Results for 1Q 2013

 

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group (“NCSP Group” or the Group) (LSE: NCSP, Moscow Exchange: NMTP) today reports its condensed consolidated IFRS financial results for three months ended 31 March 2013.

 

US$ ths or %, unless stated otherwise

1Q 2013

1Q 2012

Revenue

239,420

274,678

Cost of services

(106,135)

(108,223)

SG&A

(18,289)

(18,321)

Operating profit

115,134

148,127

EBITDA

137,291

174,110

EBITDA Margin (%)

57.3%

63.4%

Foreign exchange gain / (loss)

(41,526)

197,301

Profit for the period

37,787

252,848

Investments (apEx)*

16,721

10,390

 

31 March 2013

31 December 2012

Gross debt

2,235,682

2,261,962

Net debt

1,922,633

2,019,383

Net debt to LTM EBITDA

3.47x

3.41x

* Management accounts.

 

 

1Q 2013 Operational Highlights

 

Total cargo turnover for January-March 2013 was 37 million tonnes, compared to 41 million tonnes for the first three months of 2012.

 

Crude oil and grain volumes both declined significantly year-on-year, down 4,466 thousand tonnes and 2,140 thousand tonnes, respectively. Crude oil declined as volumes were allocated to new terminals, while grain exports came to a halt due to the poor crop in 2012.

 

The Group partially compensated these declining volumes with oil products, which increased in 1Q 2013 by 1,810 thousand tonnes, or 36%, year-on-year, primarily due to new volumes from the Novorossiysk Fuel Oil Terminal that was launched in 2012. Other increases came from coal handling, which totalled 296.5 thousand tonnes in 1Q 2013, and ferrous metals handling increased by 275 thousand tonnes y-o-y in the reporting period.

 

 

1Q 2013 Financial Results

 

US$ ths

1Q 2013

1Q 2012

Stevedoring services

184,302

219,020

Fleet services

26,124

26,342

Additional port services

24,806

25,488

Other

4,188

3,828

TOTAL Revenue

239,420

274,678

 

Revenue in the reporting period was US$ 239.4 million, compared to US$ 274.7 million in 1Q 2012.  The main factor influencing the change in revenue was the significant change in cargo volumes.

 

Lower crude oil and grain volumes in 1Q 2013 caused year-on-year declines in revenue from stevedoring services of US$ 11.8 million and US$ 36.1 million, respectively. Other cargoes and services has a positive effect of US$ 13.2 million on stevedoring revenue compared to 1Q 2012. Revenue from additional port services, fleet services and other services did not change significantly.

 

NCSP Group’s 1Q 2013 EBITDA was US$ 137.3 million. The primary reason for the year-on-year decline in EBITDA was weaker stevedoring services revenue due to lower volumes of crude oil and grain, which brought EBITDA down by US$ 33.8 year-on-year.

 

The Group’s profit for 1Q 2013 was US$ 37.8 million. Profit for the period was significantly affected by the weakening of the Russian rouble to the US dollar, which caused a foreign exchange loss related to the Groups foreign-currency denominated debt of US$ 41.5 million. On the contrary in Q1 2012 the Group enjoyed a foreign exchange gain in the amount of US$ 197.3.

 

Group’s debt decreased to US$ 2 236 million as of 31 March 2013 from US$ 2 262 million at beginning of the year.

 

The Group’s 1Q 2013 IFRS financial statements can be downloaded from the NCSP Group website: http://nmtp.info/en/holding/investors/reporting/msfo/

 

 

Conference call and webcast

 

NCSP Group will host a conference call and webcast for investors & analysts today, 6 June 2013, at 18:00 Moscow time (15:00 London / 10:00 New York).

 

The call will be held in Russian, with simultaneous translation into English on a separate line. Participants will be required to tell the operator their preferred language when dialling in.

 

Webcast link: http://www.media-server.com/m/p/y5wsyqg4 (English only)

 

Conference call dial-ins:

+7 499 272 4337                 Moscow

+44 (0) 20 3003 2666         London

+1 646 843 4608                 New York

 

Toll Free:

8 10 8002 490 2044            Russia (Moscow only)

0808 109 0700                     UK

1 866 966 5335                   USA

 

Conference call name: Novorossiysk Results Call

Conference call password: Novorossiysk

 

About NCSP Group

 

NCSP Group is the largest port operator in Russia and the third-largest in Europe, in terms of cargo turnover. NCSP shares are traded on Russia's Moscow Exchange (ticker: NMTP) and on the London Stock Exchange in the form of GDRs (ticker: NCSP). 50.1% shares of PJSC “NCSP” belong to Novoport Holding Ltd, the beneficial owners of which are OJSC Transneft and Summa Group. NCSP Group cargo turnover in 2012 totaled 159 million tons. Consolidated revenue according to IFRS in 2012 totaled $1 034 million and EBITDA of $591.5 million. NCSP Group consolidates the following companies: PJSC Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port, LLC Primorsk Trade Port, PJSC Novorossiysk Grain Terminal, OJSC Novorossiysk Ship Repair Yard, OJSC NCSP Fleet, OJSC NLE, OJSC IPP, CJSC Baltic Stevedore Company, and CJSC SFP.

 

 

Contacts:

 

Kristina Senko, Public Relations; KSenko@ncsp.com

 

Mikhail Shchur, Investor Relations; MShchur@ncsp.com

 

 

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