ZIM has reported a sharp drop in net profits in the 4th quarter of 2022, down 64% QoQ and 76% YoY. Zim’s earnings decline is larger than its peers with its 4Q 2022 EBIT margin the lowest amongst the main carriers that have reported their results so far, apart from intra-regional carriers. ZIM guided $100m- $500m EBIT for 2023 which remains in the high end relative to the company’s pre-2020 EBIT performance. Over the 10 year period from 2009 to 2019, ZIM recorded cumulative EBIT losses totallin
Wan Hai provided head line numbers for FY2022 after market close today (13 March). The 4Q net earnings fell into red as per our computation
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.
Yang Ming provided headline FY2022 results overnight (10 Mar) where earnings attributable to shareholders during 4Q 2022 dropped 76% YoY and 71% QoQ, much steeper drop than most the peers that have reported so far.
Yang Ming reported this morning (10th Mar) FY2022 earnings plus large dividend pay-out. But what may have gone unnoticed today is that Evergreen also reported Feb 2023 top line overnight (9 Mar), being the earliest of any container liner financial reports. Evergreen's Feb revenue in USD terms fell 68% YoY and 28% MoM. Combining January and February, the two-month aggregate revenue fell 63% YoY. As the liners did not make over 60% operating profit margin in 1Q 2022, over 60% fall in revenue means
Hapag-Lloyd guided €2-4 Bn in Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for 2023, which would turn out to be the third best year of its operating track record going back to 2003. Hapag-Lloyd has been providing guidance since 2014 prior to its public listing in Nov 2015. An analysis of the Hapag-Lloyd earnings guidance from the past 9 years show Hapag-Lloyd beating their own guidance 6 times and missed only once in 2016. Despite its relatively sound earnings guidance track record, its forecast o
SITC reported after market close on 7 March where 22H2 net profit dropped 38% HoH, much steeper than larger liners' 10-11% HoH drop on SITC particularly high spot market exposure. SITC reports full results semi-annually while provides top line update quarterly. On quarterly basis, 4Q 2022 revenue dropped only 11% QoQ, decelerating from the 20% QoQ drop in 3Q as SITC gained market share by having increased its volume during 4Q by 18% QoQ. Maersk reported lower intra regional volume while Hapag
CMA CGM disclosed some head line figures for its FY2022 and Q4 2022 results on March 4. The group level net profit dropped 57% QoQ and 55% YoY, driven primarily by lower container freight rates (-13% QoQ) and to lesser extent lower volume (-9% QoQ). CMA CGM has not disclosed its expenses break-downs and liner level EBIT in this set of numbers. Group level net profit dropped $4bn QoQ against $3.6bn QoQ drop in shipping segment's EBITDA suggest the depreciation (e.g. chartering expenses) and tax e
OOIL reported 4Q 2022 top line breakdown after Hong Kong market close yesterday (11 Feb). 4Q revenue was down by 37% QoQ and 35% YoY, driven by lower freight rates. Most of the routes, except for Transatlantic, were hit similarly and the fall in average freight rates was broadly in line with the fall in CCFI. OOIL only reports full set results semi-annually. On the $2.2bn or 21% HoH fall in revenue, OOIL's 2H 2022 net profit may also fall about $2bn or 38% HoH. OOIL usually reports past year's
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