TORM Announces 2005 Results
A/S Steamship Co TORM (TORM) shipping company announced its results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. The company said that the results for 2005 were better than expected, and has proposed a dividend of $3.6 per share. In addition the Company has increased expectations for 2006 profit before tax to $140-160 million. Net profit after tax for the year was $299 million. Earnings per share rose to $ 8.6 in 2005 from $5.4 in 2004. EBITDA was $351 million. The market value of the fleet as of December 31, 2005, exceeded the book value by $768 million compared to $573 million in 2004 equivalent to $22.0 per share excluding treasury shares.