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ICTSI H1 profit soars 42pc to US$128.5 million as sales rise 14pc

MANILA's International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) first half profit soared 42 per cent year on year to US$128

ICTSI H1 profit soars 42pc to US$128.5 million as sales rise 14pc

MANILA's International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) first half profit soared 42 per cent year on year to US$128

14 August 2019 - 19:00

MANILA's International Container Terminal Services Inc (ICTSI) first half profit soared 42 per cent year on year to US$128.5 million, drawn on revenues $751.8 million, up 14 per cent.

First half operating profit (EBITDA) increased 19 per cent year on year to $424.4 million.



'The group's focus on generating high quality earnings from our ports, ramping up activities at our newer terminals and strong cost control enabled us deliver on objectives,' said ICTSI chairman and president Enrique Razon.



'Our business remains relatively unscathed by current geopolitical headwinds, but we remain vigilant and continue to monitor the situation closely. ICTSI is a robust business, strongly placed for the second half,' said Mr Razon,



A big contributor was improved operating income contribution from the terminals in Iraq, Australia, Democratic Republic of Congo and Subic in the Philippines, said the company.



The increase was partially tapered by a non-recurring gain from the interest rate swap related to the pre-payment of the project finance loan at its terminal operations in Manzanillo, Mexico in 2018.



Excluding the non-recurring gain in 2018, consolidated net income attributable to equity holders would have increased by 47 per cent in 2019.



For the quarter ended June 30, revenue from port operations increased nine per cent from $336.4 million to $368.0 million; EBITDA was 13 per cent higher at $201.9 million from $178.5 million; and net profit was up 14 per cent year on year to $56.1 million.



ICTSI handled a total of 5,041,91 TEU in the first six months of 2019, up seven per



ICTSI is a leading global developer, manager and operator of container terminals in the 50,000 to three million TEU/year range. ICTSI operates in 19 countries across six continents and continues to pursue container terminal opportunities around the world.


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