Q3 18 – Operational EBIT of MNOK 35
Today Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) reports an operational EBIT of MNOK 35 for the third quarter 2018 and EBIT per kg of NOK 22.10. Corresponding figures for the same quarter last year were MNOK 192 and NOK 19.29.
- During the quarter we have focused on building biomass and the biomass in the sea has increased by 71 per cent from the end of the previous quarter. This has resulted in a low harvest volume for the quarter. We have had a positive development in production costs from the previous quarter in Region North, says CEO Charles Høstlund.
Net interest-bearing debt increased in the quarter by MNOK 87 to MNOK 500, after purchase of 800 tonnes MAB and the increase in biomass of 11 927 tonnes. The equity at the end of the quarter is MNOK 2 243, which equates an equity ratio of 55 per cent. Return on capital employed for the last four quarters is 30 per cent.
Region North posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 53.0 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 155.3 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 22.27 compared with NOK 18.85 in the corresponding quarter last year.
Region South posted an operational EBIT of MNOK 1.8 in the quarter, compared with MNOK 46.3 in the corresponding quarter last year. Operational EBIT per kg gutted weight was NOK 18.05, compared with NOK 20.91 in the corresponding quarter last year.
NRS harvested 2 478 tonnes gutted weight in the quarter, which is 76 per cent lower than in the same quarter last year. 2 379 tonnes of the total volume were harvested in Region North and 100 tonnes in Region South. Estimated harvest volume is 36 000 tonnes for 2018, an increase of 13 per cent from 2017. Estimated harvest volume is 40 000 tonnes for 2019, an increase of 11 per cent from 2018. 10.8 million smolts are planned released in 2018. The sales business sold 14 945 tonnes salmon during the quarter, which is 33 per cent lower than the corresponding quarter last year.
For more information, please contact:
- CEO Charles Høstlund, +47 994 18 449
- CFO Ola Loe, +47 911 79 411.
Norway Royal Salmon in brief
Norway Royal Salmon (NRS) group owns 39 426 tonnes MAB distributed between 34 746 tonnes MAB in Region North located in West Finnmark and Troms and 4 680 tonnes MAB in Region South in the area around Haugesund. In addition, the group has minority interest in three associated Norwegian fish farming companies which together own ten fish farming licenses, as well as Arctic Fish on Iceland. NRS is an attractively positioned fish farming group, which offers salmon to the market through its own sales organisation. For further details, please visit www.norwayroyalsalmon.com.