Financials

Companies

K&N 22H1 results in line

K&N reported CHF796mn net profit for 22Q2, up 78% YoY but down 4% QoQ, in line with the consensus estimates in the capital market. Seafreight segment contributed 55% of K&N's EBIT YTD, which was once the normal EBIT mix for K&N before 2015. K&N has more than doubled its dividend pay out during 22H1 to CHF1.2bn, comparing to 21H1's CHF0.5bn. Another CHF550mn were used in share buyback. Those distributions helped lower K&N's net cash position from CHF416mn at end of 2021 to CHF258mn at end of 22

Companies

ONE FY22 earning guidance up

The three main Japanese shipping companies i.e. K-Line, MOL and NYK, parent companies of  Ocean Network Express ("ONE") revised up their FY2022 (Apr 2022-Mar 2023) earning guidance after market last Thursday (21 Jul), just 3 months after announcing such guidance in Apr 2022. The main change is to increase its FY2022 Ordinary Profit by JPY695bn or  38% comparing to its previous guidance. As a result, new profit guidance for FY2022 will be flat YoY. Previous guidance was 29% YoY lower.  However,

Companies

Another strong results for OOIL

OOIL's 22H1 revenue was $1.25bn bn higher than that in 21H2. Given the $1.25bn increase came mostly from HoH higher freight rates, most of such increase could show up in the net profit.

Companies

Taiwanese carriers maintain top line revenue in May

Taiwanese liners' May top line came out flat MoM, again reassuring that impacts during the Shanghai lockdown were minimal for the liners.

Financials

Freight Rates Watch

Transpacific spot freight rates have held their ground last week, with recent rate declines halted as the market prepares for a rebound from the extended lockdown in Shanghai.

Companies

De Well plans Hong Kong IPO

De Well, the 10th largest NVOCC on the Transpacific trade has filed for an IPO in Hong Kong on 30 April. The listing timetable and proceeds to be raised were not disclosed, with Citi and CICC acting as joint sponsors. The IPO filing comes 8 months after the company sold a 29.5% stake to Cainiao...

Companies

Liner April Revenue Still Strong

Taiwanese liners' April top line came out as a positive surprise. The spot freight rates, as per SCFI, have fallen 7.5% MoM while Shanghai/Ningbo's combined port throughput was down 10% MoM in April. However, the Taiwanese liners' combined revenue ...

Matson

Matson 22Q1

Matson's 22Q1 operating income (aka operating profit) were up 250% YoY but down about 10%QoQ, first sequential drop since 20Q1. The sequential drop in profit was due to drop in volume, rise in bunker costs and lease expenses.

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