China Shipbuilding Giant: 2012 Turnover Down, Profit Increase

Press Release
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
COSCO Chairman Ma Ze Hua
: Photo credit COSCO

COSCO Chairman Ma Ze Hua
 comments on the group's 2012 annual financial report.

The following is extracted from Mr Ma's letter to stakeholders:

It has been a challenging year for the Group. Turnover declined 10.3% to $3.7 billion, from $4.2 billion a year ago. Gross profit grew 27.3% from $380.8 million the previous year to $484.9 million for the year under review, mainly due to higher profit contributions from shipyard operations. Net profit attributable to shareholders amounted to $105.7 million, a decrease of 24.3% from $139.7 million in 2011. Earnings per share came in at 4.7 cents as compared to 6.2 cents in 2011.

Overall, the Group's results were underpinned by the continued momentum in the offshore marine engineering segment, which helped to offset the lower contribution from ship building projects. The shipyard segment continued to be the biggest contributor to revenue, accounting for 98.6% of Group turnover in 2012. Revenue from dry bulk shipping and other businesses declined by 19.6% to $53.7 million from $66.8 million previously, due to significantly lower shipping rates.

During the year under review, we delivered a total of 32 bulk carriers and six offshore marine engineering projects, namely a cylindrical deepwater semi-submersible drilling unit, a deep-water semi-submersible drilling rig for the North Sea, a DP2 (Dynamic Positioning 2) shuttle tanker, a windmill turbine installation vessel, a tender drilling rig and a semi-submersible barge.

Our order book stood at USD6.1 billion as at 31 December 2012, with progressive deliveries till 2015. New orders received during the year amounted to USD2.0 billion, which include one Floating Production Storage and Offloading (FPSO) unit, one windmill turbine installation vessel, one jack-up drilling rig, one jack-up barge, one tender rig, one semi-submersible accommodation vessel, one semi-submersible accommodation rig, two pipelay heavylift offshore construction vessels, two tender barges, five bulk carriers and eight platform supply vessels.
 


 

Maritime Reporter November 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Damen Outfitting First of Nine Bahamas Patrol Boats

The first of nine Damen Stan Patrol 3007s ordered by the Royal Bahamas Defense Force has arrived at Damen Shipyards Gorinchem in the Netherlands for outfitting.

Liquefaction Terminals to Dominate LNG Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditure (Capex) on global LNG facilities is expected to total $259 billion (bn) over the period 2015-2019, with investments expected to be 88% larger

New Chinese Shipyard Launches First Ship

The new shipyard facility of Honghua Offshore Oil & Gas Equipment Company in Jiangsu, China, has launched its first ship, an IMT982 Platform Supply Vessel. The vessel,

Finance

Larger Tankers May Offer Better Return Chances

Investors looking for returns in the tanker markets can invest their capital in a variety of ways. Should an owner invest in a VLCC or an Aframax? How about an

US Plans to Shut Royalty Loophole on Coal Exports

U.S. coal companies will no longer be able to settle royalties at low domestic prices when they make lucrative sales to Asia according to reforms proposed by the Interior Department on Friday.

Hapag-Lloyd Completes CSAV Merger Capital Increase

Hapag-Lloyd completed the planned capital increase of EUR 370 million (approximately $452.5 million) as part of the business combination with the Chilean shipping

 
 
Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Ship Electronics Ship Repair Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.3541 sec (3 req/sec)