Preliminary Figures 2013 - HHLA Increases Market Shares and Fulfils Forecast

06 Feb 2014 13:16

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) has achieved significant volume growth in container throughput and hinterland transport in 2013 and has extended its market position. According to preliminary figures HHLA achieved Group revenue of approx. € 1,155 million and an operating result (EBIT) of around € 158 million.

According to preliminary unaudited figures, HHLA increased its Group revenue to approx. € 1,155 million in the 2013 financial year (previous year: € 1,128.5 million), and achieved an operating result (EBIT) in the region of € 158 million (previous year: € 186.3 million). The Port Logisticssubgroup – H HLA’s listed core business – g enerated revenue of approx. € 1,127 million (previous year: € 1,101.2 million) and an operating result (EBIT) of around € 144 million (previous year: € 173.1 million).1

This means that HHLA has fulfilled its earnings forecast specified in the course of 2013. According to this, Group revenue was expected to come in a range between € 1.1 billion and € 1.2 billion, and EBIT to be at the lower end of the range of € 155 million to € 175 million. For the Port Logistics subgroup EBIT was forecast to be at the lower end of the range of € 142 million to € 162 million. HHLA will publish its complete set of 2013 financial results as well as a guidance for 2014 on 27 March 2014.

„With an increase of 4.4 % to 7.5 million standard containers (TEU) (previous year: 7.2 million TEU), container throughput at the HHLA terminals grew considerably, despite the general market trend, in a slightly declining competitive environment. The remaining HHLA companies in the realigned Intermodal segment even saw an 18.0 % rise in hinterland transport volume by rail and road to 1.2 million TEU, thereby significantly increasing their market share in a stagnating environment. “HHLA was able to strengthen and extend its competitive position in 2013 despite a challenging macroeconomic environment,” said HHLA’s Chairman of the E xecutive Board, Klaus-Dieter Peters.

1 Revenue and earnings for the previous year are not directly comparable with the figures for 2013 as a result of the realignment of the Intermodal segment in the 2012 financial year. EBIT for 2012 includes a one-off gain of € 17.6 million.

About HHLA

Hamburger Hafen und Logistik AG (HHLA) is a leading port logistics group in Europe. With its Container, Intermodal and Logistics segments, HHLA is positioned vertically along the transport chain. Efficient container terminals, high-capacity transport systems and a full range of logistics services form a complete network between the overseas port and its European hinterland.

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