Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) Interim Report Q2 2019

Press release

14 August 2019

The financial result improved from MSEK -268 in the corresponding period in 2018 till MSEK -19 in the second quarter of 2019. Revenue has increased compared to both last quarter and corresponding period in 2018 totalling MSEK 111 (92) for the quarter. EBITDA is positive for the quarter at MSEK 6 (-21).

SECOND QUARTER          

  •  Total revenue from continuing operations was MSEK 111 (92)
  •  EBITDA from continuing operations was MSEK 6 (-21)
  •  Result after tax including discontinued operations was MSEK -19 (-268)
  •  Result after tax per share including discontinued operations was SEK -2.0 (-28.7)

YEAR-TO-DATE

  •  Total revenue from continuing operations was MSEK 189 (176)
  •  EBITDA from continuing operations was MSEK -16 (-43)
  •  Result after tax including discontinued operations was MSEK -36 (-353)
  •  Result after tax per share including discontinued operations was SEK -3.8 (-39.6)

SUMMARY OF EVENTS IN Q2 

  •  EBITDA for Q2 from continuing operations was MSEK 6 (-21)
  •  The average fixture rate in Q2 was USD 32,300 (33,400) and the average utilization was72% (68) 
  •  Loke Viking has since medio May been on-hire to Gazprom for a medium term contract in the Pechora Sea. Njord Viking and Brage Viking have for the majority of the quarter been on a medium-term charter with Shell UK
  •  The previously approved restructuring agreement included a call option, under which Viking Supply Ships could acquire Odin Viking for USD 1 from Odin Viking SPV (a fully owned subsidiary to Viking Supply Ships AB’s majority shareholder Kistefos AS), against paying a termination compensation consisting of accrued and remaining charter-hire under the agreement. The Group has in June 2019, as part of the decided external sale of Odin Viking, acquired the vessel by way of using this call option

For further information, please contact:  

Trond MyklebustCEO, ph. +47 95 70 31 78, e-mail trond.myklebust@vikingsupply.com 

Morten G. AggvinInterim CFO, ph. +47 41 04 71 25, e-mail morten.aggvin@vikingsupply.com 

Viking Supply Ships AB is a world leading company within offshore and ice-breaking services, with activities primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas. The Company also has the operational and technical management for the five Swedish state owned ice-breakers (Swedish Maritime Administration). The Company’s series B share is listed at Nasdaq Stockholm, Small Cap segment. www.vikingsupply.com 

This information is information that Viking Supply Ships AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the Securities Markets Act. The information was submitted for publication at 08:30 CET on 14 August 2019.


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Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) is a Swedish company with headquarter in Gothenburg, Sweden. Viking Supply Ships A/S is a subsidiary of Viking Supply Ships AB (publ). In addition Viking Supply Ships AB (publ) has the subsidiary TransAtlantic AB. The operations are focused on offshore and icebreaking primarily in Arctic and subarctic areas as well as on RoRo and container feeder services mainly between the Baltic Sea and the Continent. The company has in total about 800 employees and the turnover in 2014 was MSEK 3,190. The company’s B-shares are listed on the NASDAQ Stockholm, Small Cap segment. For further information, please visit: www.vikingsupply.com