• 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 25

15:25 Svitzer begins sea trials of new line handling technology
13:41 HII’ first cut of steel kicks off advance construction for Columbia-Class submarine program
12:38 Two new LNG-Hybrid vessels to join Seaspan Ferries fleet
11:33 GSL to acquire three containerships

2019 May 24

18:07 Port of Antwerp 1st port of call for reefer service from Peru, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Panama
17:49 Hannu Ylärinne appointed COO and Executive Vice President of Arctia Group having retained his position as CEO of Meritaito
17:28 Coast Guard issues waterway restrictions on Mississippi, Illinois Rivers
17:11 NOVATEK obtains new licenses on Krasnoyarsk Territory
17:02 CMA CGM launches the Reefer Pharma division for the temperature-controlled transportation of pharmaceutical products
16:50 Throughput of Rostov-on-Don port in 4M’19 fell by 7% Y-o-Y to 5.11 million tonnes
16:28 Teekay Tankers reports 1Q 2019 results
16:17 Acta Marine names its third W2Work offshore vessel Acta Centaurus
15:53 Ambal ferry returns to Baltijsk-Ust-Luga line after scheduled maintenance
15:27 Surveillance camera installed by Freeport of Riga Authority on Krievu Island for coal dust monitoring
14:59 Port of Tallinn got acknowledged as socially responsible company
14:01 Port Houston volume up nine percent year-over-year
13:50 Feodor Shishlakov appointed head of Volgo-Baltic Administration
13:22 PSA, PFR and IFM investors jointly acquire DCT Gdańsk
12:18 ASI Marine develops an alternative safe method for surveying in hazardous high flow areas.
12:00 Lotos shipyard launches Peotr Veliky, cruise ship of Project PV300VD
11:37 New tugboat built by Damen to expand port fleet of Nakhodka TSP
11:16 SeaBird announces update on vessel acquistion and contemplated private placement of new shares
11:06 Jotun creates new standard for predictable, long-term antifouling protection with SeaForce and HydractiveTM technology
11:01 Global Ship Lease announces agreement to acquire three containerships
10:45 Russian ship owners got 29 new seagoing commercial ships with total deadweight of 552,400 tonnes in 2018 - CNIIMF
10:24 Brent Crude futures price is up 1.22% to $68.59, Light Sweet Crude – up 1.23% to $58.62
10:11 NORDEN boosts Middle East activities with new 3-year contract
10:09 Royal IHC names 2,300m³ TSHD LESSE
09:58 Rotterdam sends hyper-smart container on trip around the world
09:47 Bunker prices go down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
09:26 ZIM announces changes to MGX Service
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 23
09:15 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,068 points
08:50 Bunker prices review at global sea ports, Week 21st, 2019

2019 May 23

18:43 DOF Subsea secures contract in Brazil
18:21 ZIM Q1 2019 revenues rose 6.0% to $796.2M
18:06 MOL to Join Consortium on TCFD (Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures)
17:44 CNIIMF forecasts NSR cargo traffic to reach 100 million tonnes by 2035
17:11 USCG closes case of downed aircraft in Prince William Sound
17:06 Port of Rotterdam sees significant progress in development HES Hartel Tank Terminal
16:55 GOGL announced net loss of $ 7.5M vs net income of $ 23.6M in 1Q 2019
16:30 New digital solution from Rolls-Royce and ZF improves availability and CO2 emissions of ships
16:05 CMA CGM orders 50,000 Traxens trackers
15:23 OCTOMAR Serviços Marítimos takes delivery of Damen Fast Crew Supplier 2206
14:47 RF Navy’s destroyer participated in combat training in the Sea of Japan
13:36 High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini visits ITS Carlo Margottini
13:05 Singapore to host Port Maintenance and Facilities Management Summit on 24-27 September 2019
12:29 Optimarin gears up for retrofit wave with expansion and new hires
12:19 FESCO and Russian Railways launch transit service for delivery of goods from Japan to Europe through Russia
11:43 Bunker prices go up at the Far East ports of Russia (graph)
11:21 Severnaya Verf starts cutting metal for third processing trawler of Project 170701 ordered by NOREBO Group
11:08 Diana Shipping announces time charter contract for m/v Baltimore with Koch
10:26 Brent Crude futures price is down 0.69% to $70.5, Light Sweet Crude – down 0.6% to $61.05
10:08 Port of Antwerp aims for more efficient road transport with night-time opening hours on Right bank of Scheldt
09:57 Kuibyshev reservoir level allows for fleet operation - RF Transport Ministry
09:39 NOVATEK signed MoU with Ninh Thuan Province in Vietnam
09:20 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,059 points
09:10 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, May 23
09:08 Royal IHC signs contract with Cameroon’s Port Authority of Douala
08:25 Sempra LNG and Aramco Services Company sign heads of agreement for Port Arthur LNG