• 2019 October 27 16:51

    Braemar Shipping Services announces unaudited interim results for six months 2019

    Braemar Shipping Services plc (LSE: BMS), a leading international provider of shipbroking, financial advisory, logistics and engineering services principally to the shipping and energy industries, today announces its unaudited half-year results for the six months ended 31 August 2019.

     

     

     

    OPERATIONAL KEY POINTS
    Strong performance from shipbroking, especially in second quarter, achieving 9% revenue growth and underlying operating profit growth of 16% in the first half
    Benefits of investment across shipbroking division now evident, improving the balance in broking strengths
    Divestment of the Offshore, Marine and Adjusting businesses completed in June 2019
    Steady trading in Logistics with performance unchanged
    Financial division busy with a growing pipeline of mandated business and retainer income but saw low transaction completions in the period
    Appointment of new Chairman and Finance Director in the period creating a refreshed Board to focus on strategic growth
    FINANCIAL KEY POINTS
    Revenue in the first half was £59.5 million, showing growth of 4%
    Underlying operating profit from continuing operations maintained at £3.7 million (Reported operating loss reduced from £2.3 million to £1.1 million)
    Interim dividend maintained at 5.0p
    Net debt of £18.8 million (2018: £9.3 million) from increased utilisation of revolving credit facility
    Trading for the full financial year remains in line with current expectations
    * Underlying profit measures above are before non-recurring specific items, including acquisition-related charges

    ** Reported results from continuing operations only

    Reconciliation of underlying profit before tax to reported (loss)/profit before tax for the period from continuing operations:

     

     

     

    Acquisition related charges includes costs directly associated with the purchase of NAVES and Atlantic as well as the run off of the equity-based retention programme established in connection with the merger with ACM Shipping Group plc. Exceptional costs relate to restructuring costs in the Logistics division and Board changes during the period.

    Ronald Series, Executive Chairman of Braemar, commenting on the results and the outlook said: “I am pleased to report strong performance in our core Shipbroking division. Our investment in the division has positioned it well to capitalise on the improving conditions across the shipping markets. This investment coupled with our longstanding track record and reputation as a leading global shipbroker underpins our revenue growth. The Financial division remains very busy although its profitability continues to depend on the incidence and timing of completed transactions. The management team continues to work hard in focussing the business in each of our core areas. The Board has been significantly refreshed in recent months and is focused on returning Braemar to growth.  We look forward to the second half with confidence and our trading for the full financial year remains in line with our expectations.”


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2020 July 10

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2020 July 9

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