Bourbon Reduce Debt, Revenue Up in H1 2013

MarineLink.com
Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Photo courtesy of Bourbon

Bourbon reports solid results in a steady market in the first half of year 2013. Revenues were up 14.1% vs. first half 2012 as a result of increasing daily rates overall and a high average utilization rate.

Highlights

  • EBIT increased 44.4% versus first half 2012; EBITDA up 22.2% over the same period, benefiting from an increase in average daily rates, cost reduction efforts and a change in consolidation scope
  • Net income (Group share) decreased €2.6 million year on year
  • All regions realized increases in revenues compared with the first half 2012, notably in Asia
  • Average daily rates increased in all segments year on year
  • Utilization rates stable year on year despite high level of classification drydocks in the period
  • The final agreement of the sale of 51 vessels for up to US$1.5 billion to ICBC Financial Leasing ("ICBCL") has been signed and the transfer of the first 9 vessels of this agreement for US$144 million is expected to take place in the very near future

"In a steady market, Bourbon continues to deliver revenue growth," says Christian Lefèvre, Chief Executive Officer of Bourbon. "During the first half of 2013, the company maintained satisfactory utilization rates while managing a higher level of classification drydocks and higher pace of vessel deliveries than the same period in 2012. This performance reflects our clients' trust in the unique service Bourbon provides with its fleet of latest generation vessels under the highest standards of safety."

The company has signed the final agreement for the sale of 51 vessels for up to US$1.5 billion with ICBCL after the period closed, allowing the Group to begin the reduction in debt as per the Asset Smart portion of the "Transforming for beyond" action plan. The sale of the first 9 vessels, representing US$144 million has been signed. We expect to complete the execution of the remainder of the US$1.5 billion within 10 months. The Group's rapid debt reduction in the coming months will be a major asset to build the future beyond 2015."

http://www.bourbon-online.com
                                                    

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Delia Succeeds Schmidt as Ohmsett Program Manager

MAR Incorporated has named John Delia the Program manager for Ohmsett – The National Oil Spill Response Research & Renewable Energy Test Facility, succeeding Bill Schmidt who retired in December 2015.

SBM Offshore: US Authorities Reopen Corruption Probe

SBM Offshore, the world's top oil production ship leasing company, said on Wednesday that U.S. authorities had re-opened an inquiry into bribery allegations involving the Dutch company.

The Next Generation of Hull Performance Management

Hull performance monitoring solutions can offer significant fuel savings potential, a fact that is prompting growing interest from the maritime industry. To spur

Offshore

SBM Offshore: US Authorities Reopen Corruption Probe

SBM Offshore, the world's top oil production ship leasing company, said on Wednesday that U.S. authorities had re-opened an inquiry into bribery allegations involving the Dutch company.

Parker Bestobell to Supply Valves for FSRU Newbuilds

Parker Bestobell Marine has recently completed a contract to supply cryogenic Globe and Check valves made in Sheffield, for Hoegh LNG’s series of five FSRUs (Floating

U.S. Okays ConocoPhillips Alaska LNG Exports

The U.S. Department of Energy approved ConocoPhillips' application to export about 40 billion cubic feet of natural gas from its Kenai liquefied natural gas export

Finance

Funding Secured for Project to Deepen the Delaware River

Dennis Rochford, president of the Maritime Exchange for the Delaware River and Bay, announced that President Obama’s FY17 proposed budget includes $33 million for the Delaware River Deepening Project.

Top 10 Shipowning Nations by Value

VesselsValue has provided a list ranking the top shipowning nations by value, including the percentage change difference against 2015 figures. Although the

Port of Hamburg Reports Bulk Cargo Jump in 2015

The Port of Hamburg reports higher bulk cargo throughput and strong growth in rail and inland waterway seaport-hinterland traffic in 2015 – downturn in container handling.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Navigation Salvage Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1226 sec (8 req/sec)