Yang Ming and Wan Hai have also reported their February revenue after Friday (10 March) close, following Evergreen's report a day before. The trend is similar to that of Evergreen's e.g. being down 22% MoM and 69% YoY. The 22% February drop is larger than CCFI's 8% MoM drop in February, with volumes falling sharply during the month.
Taiwanese liners' January revenue continued its slide. In aggregate these 3 listed liners' revenue at about $1.6bn in January was down 14% MoM and 65% YoY. The 14% sequential fall in January was similar to the pace of fall in December. This year's Lunar New Year public holidays went from 21 to 27 January in China. Many factories in China closed ahead of the official public holidays and resumed production later than the official holiday end, which may have negatively impact container shipment v
The listed Taiwanese liners have all reported their Dec 2022 revenues, which are the first actual figures of the FY2022 and 22Q4 results among all liners. In short, these liners revenue dropped 39% QoQ and 44% YoY. In 3Q22, the listed Taiwanese liners together have delivered $11bn in revenue and $5.9bn in net profit. The $4.3bn or 39% QoQ fall in revenue during 4Q22 will likely reduce these liner's net profit by nearly 60% QoQ, in our estimates assuming 20% lower fuel expenses and 60% lower ta
The aggregate November monthly revenue for the 3 Taiwanese liners amounted to $2,2bn, down 18% MoM and 44% YoY. The 18% sequential drop was faster than the CCFI's 14% sequential drop in November.
The main carriers’ average EBIT margins fell by 3.4% from the 2Q peak of 54.3% to 50.9%. However, the gap between individual carriers are widening, with some notable drops at Wan Hai (down 13.0%), OOCL (down 8.3%), HMM (down 6.8%) and Yang Ming (down 6.1%). Carriers with a larger share on the Asia-US West Coast have suffered the largest margin erosion, with a sharper drop expected in 4Q 2022 as the rate malaise has spread to other tradelanes.
EMC, YMM and WHL reported October top line. In aggregate, which provide better read through for the industry, revenue in USD fell 15% MoM and 33% YoY, probably would be taken as positive surprises since the fall is less than CCFI. As additional context for this set of October figures, the Taiwanese liners' revenue fell more more than CCFI during September.