Scandinavian Biogas Interim Report for the period 1 January – 30 June 2019

Long-term liquid biogas (LBG) supply contract signed between Norwegian subsidiary Biokraft and Hurtigruten.

Second quarter in brief

  • A 7.5-year LBG supply contract signed between Norwegian subsidiary Biokraft and Hurtigruten.
  • The LBG plant at Skogn, Norway, delivered 2.4 million Nm3of LBG during the second quarter.
  • Net sales totalled SEK 89.6 million (65.9), a year-on-increase increase of 36.0%.
  • EBITDA was SEK 17.7 million (-2.0), a year-on-year improvement attributable primarily to the plant at Skogn. The plant was in operation during the January–June 2019 period, but not during the comparative period.      
  • The Group posted an operating loss of SEK -4.4 million (-15.6).
  • The Group posted a loss after tax of SEK -23.3 million (-21.3).
  • The directed share issue yielded SEK 39.6 million before transaction costs.
  • Subordinated shareholder loans totalling SEK 34 million along with interest of SEK 2.5 million were converted to shares in a set-off issue.

First half-year in brief

  • A 7.5-year LBG supply contract signed between Norwegian subsidiary Biokraft and Hurtigruten.
  • Net sales totalled SEK 176.5 million (129.5), an increase of 36.3% attributable primarily to the plant at Skogn, which was in operation during the January–June 2019 period. The plant was not in operation during the corresponding period in 2018.
  • EBITDA was SEK 36.3 million (-0.6), with the year-on-year improvement due mainly to commissioning of the plant at Skogn, Norway.
  • The Group posted an operating loss of SEK -7.6 million (-28.1).
  • The Group posted a loss after tax of SEK -35.6 million (-43.8).
  • The directed share issue yielded SEK 39.6 million before transaction costs.
  • Subordinated shareholder loans totalling SEK 34 million along with interest of SEK 2.5 million were converted to shares in a set-off issue.


Significant events after the end of the period

  • It was reported in July that the rights issue was oversubscribed by 184% and yielded a total of SEK 10.2 million before issue expenses. The directed share issue was decided and amounts to SEK 60.4 million before issue expenses, and pertains entirely to Apriori AB.
  • No other significant events occurred after the end of the interim period.

The interim report for the second quarter 2019 for Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB (publ) is now available on www.scandinavianbiogas.com

For further information, contact Matti Vikkula, CEO and president,
+46 70 597 99 38,
matti.vikkula@scandinavianbiogas.com 

The information in this press release is such that Scandinavian Biogas Fuels International AB (publ) must disclose in accordance with the EU Market Abuse Regulation (EU MAR) No. 596/2014. The information was submitted for publication on August 15, 2019, at 15:00 CET.

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