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Thessaloniki Port Authority SA announces:

  • New Ex-dividend date: Thursday 5 July 2018
  • New Dividend beneficiaries "Record date": Friday 6 July 2018
  • New Dividend payment date: Wednesday 11 July 2018

The Management Team of THPA SA, briefed on 31.05.2018 the Financial Analysts on the Company’s financial results for the year of 2017.

The turnover of the Company for 2017 amounted to € 54.2 million compared to € 48.1 million in 2016, recording an increase of 12.84%.

Revenue by operating segment is distributed as follows: Container Terminal operations amounted to € 35.4 million, corresponding to 65.27% of the total turnover; Conventional Port operations amounted to € 16.9 million, corresponding to 31.23% of the total turnover; Passenger Port operations amounted to € 210 thousand, corresponding to 0.39% of the total turnover; and Exploitation of Open and Covered Spaces amounted to € 1.7 million, corresponding to 3.12% of the total turnover.

Profits before tax amounted to at € 12.5 million compared to € 21.1 million in 2016 recording a decrease of 40.83% and as a percentage of turnover of 23%, while profits net of taxes were € 7.2 million compared to € 14.1 million in 2016 recording a decrease of 48.57% and as a percentage of turnover of 13.36%.

The aforementioned result is attributed to the significant increase in depreciation due to the revaluation of the useful life of the port equipment; the impairment of the company's assets; and the significant increase in provisions to mitigate risks.

The new Management Team believes that by employing this approach, the Financial Statements reflect realistically the financial starting point of the Company under the new Shareholdership.

THPA SA is a robust Company with null borrowing. In 2017 there was an increase of 19.80% of the invested cash funds, from € 71.6 million to € 85.8 million. The cash equivalents along with the other financial assets amounted to € 90,3 million.

The Company's dividend policy aims to satisfy the shareholders along with the creation of reserves for the financing of its investments. The proposed dividend of earnings for the year 2017 is € 0.16 per share.

It is noted that from the throughput data of the four (4) first months of 2018, Container Terminal traffic is increased by 8.4%.

Presentation of the financial results for fiscal year 2017

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA announces:

  • New date for analysts' annual report on the company's financial results for the year 2017, on Thursday 31 May 2018
  • New date for the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, on Friday 29 June 2018.

 

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA announces the change of date of the company's presentation regarding the financial results to analysts: Friday 25 May 2018.

Thessaloniki Port Authority SA announces the administrative restructuring of the company as follows:

  • The establishment of an Executive Committee, as an active Management Authority, which will take important decisions in order to make the Company’s operation more flexible, consisting of:
  1. The Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer.
  2. The Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Commercial Officer.
  3. The Chief Operating Officer.
  4. The Chief Financial Officer.
  5. The Chief Investment Officer.
  • The creation of four (4) General Directorates, to be chaired by General Officers as follows:
  1. Deputy Chief Executive Officer & Chief Commercial Officer: Mr. Rui Pinto, who will be in charge of the following Directorates:

        - Technical Support Division

        - Development Division

        - Civil Engineering Studies & Construction Works Division

  1. Chief Operating Officer: Mr. Marc Riondel, who will be in charge of the following Directorates:

        - Container Terminal Division

        - Conventional Cargo Division

  1. Chief Financial Officer: Is to be defined in the next period. Until the appointment of the new Chief Financial Officer, his / her duties will be exercised by the current General Manager and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Asterios Brozos, who will be in charge of the following Directorates:

        - Administration Division

        - Finance Division

  1. Chief Investment Officer: Is to be defined in the next period. The Investment Manager will have the oversight of all the necessary actions for the implementation of the Company's Investment Plans and the Obligatory Investments as defined by the Agreement between the Greek State and ThPA. SA

 

On the 30.04.2018, the Board of Directors of ThPA S.A. approved the financial statements of the period 01.01.2017 to 31.12.2017 according to which:

  • The Company’s turnover for 2017 amounts to € 54,231,941 compared to € 48,061,529 in 2016, which corresponds to a 12.84% increase in sales. More specifically: the sales of the Container Terminal increased by 15.66% (€ 35,395,034 compared to € 30,602,483 in 2016), the sales of the Conventional Port increased by 8.36% (€ 16,936,831 compared to € 15,629,672 in 2016), the revenue from Rented Facilities increased by 8.01% (€ 1,690,208 compared to € 1,564,914 in 2016) and the Passenger Port traffic sales decreased by 20.64% (€ 209,868 compared to € 264,461 in 2016).
  • In 2017, there was a 16.74% increase of container throughput, the container traffic reached 401,947 TEUs, compared to 344,316 TEUs in 2016.
  • as the number of throughput totaled compared to 344,316 in 2016. The increase in transit throughput was 19.73% and in Greek exports in containers was 14.46%.
  • The total conventional cargo throughput amounted to 3,598,371 tons in 2017, compared to 3.312.527 in 2016 (8.63% increase).
  • In the same period, the number of vessels that called the Port of Thessaloniki increased by 12.28% as 1,417 vessels called in 2017 compared to 1,262 in 2016. Out of them, 523 were container vessels, compared to 440 in 2016 (i.e. 18.86% increase); 726 were conventional cargo vessels, compared to 674 in 2016 (i.e. 7.72% increase); and 168 were passenger vessels compared to 148 in 2016 (i.e. 13.51% increase).
  • Cash and cash equivalents and other financial products amount to € 90,324,984 compared to € 75,566,103 in 2016, i.e. a 19.53% increase.
  • In 2017, the depreciation expenses increased by 94.18%, compared to 2016 due to the revaluation of the useful life of mechanical equipment, as provided by the International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • The gross profit was € 21,809,468 compared to € 22,171.088 in 2016, i.e. a 1.63% decrease and as a percentage of turnover, it amounts to 40.22%.
  • In 2017, the Company incurred impairment of assets amounting to € 2,318,919.38, in accordance with IAS 36, since there were indications that their book value exceeded their recoverable amount. The impairment loss is recognized in the income statement. In addition, in 2017, the Company formed a provision of 3,526,110.96 to cover the potential risk of non-recovery of the tax and customs dues imposed by the Customs Authority B’ of Thessaloniki. Moreover, the Company made additional miscellaneous provisions of € 1,310,411.32, reflecting third parties’ claims.

The results for the year 2017 are as follows:

  • The operating profits (EBITDA) are € 18,849,985, compared to € 23,877,735 in 2016, i.e. a decrease of 21.06% and as a percentage of turnover it amounts to 34.76%.
  • The earnings before tax amounts to € 12.474.042, compared to € 21.081.797 in 2016, i.e. a 40.83% decrease and as a percentage of turnover it amounts to 23.00%, while the earnings after tax amount to € 7,242,955 compared to € 14.084.474 in 2016, i.e. a 48.57% decrease and as a percentage of turnover it amounts to 13.36%.

Statement of Chairman of the BoD and CEO of Thessaloniki Port Authority SA

On the occasion of the announcement of the financial results, the Chairman of the BoD and CEO of ThPA SA, Sotirios Theofanis, stated: «ThPA SA has great financial and growth potential, that should be properly exploited. The new Management Team with a strong sense of responsibility is willing to work with vision; plan; and commitment for the Company's growth and to respond to the trust of the shareholders and the economic community of Northern Greece as well.

In the context of this effort, the financial statements reflect realistically the financial position of the Company. We will continue in the same way, our committed effort on the Company's growth.