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OOCL 1Q top line dropped 31% QoQ

OOIL's 1Q 2023 shipping top line and breakdowns came out after Asian market on Thursday (6 Apr), being the first container liner to provide 1Q 2023 top line report. Revenue dropped 31% QoQ on average freight rate fall, which is in line with CCFI's 33% fall during the same period. Overall 1Q 2023 volume was flat QoQ.  Transpacific volume being up 11% QoQ suggested OOCL, the shipping liner of OOIL, may have gained market share during past quarter as the US import from Asia was down during 1Q 202

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COSCO 4Q liner EBIT dropped 32% YoY and 45% QoQ

COSCO reported after Hong Kong market close last Thursday (30 Mar). COSCO’s liner EBIT dropped only 32% YoY, which is much better most of the liner peers except for Maersk and Hapag Lloyd which have more favorable mix e.g. 2022-2023 contracts and exposure to Trans-Atlantic trade.  Part of the reason that COSCO outperform probably was due to the large provision made during 4Q 2021, which raised COSCO’s non-cash slot costs and hence the payables as reflected in the work capital balance.

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Box Manufacturing Volume and Earnings Dropped Over 50% YoY in 2022

CIMC reported FY2022 results over night (28 March) that its net profit dropped 52% YoY driven mainly by the decline in the sales volume of dry containers. COSCO Development also reported FY2022 before market open on 31 March where its earnings dropped 36% YoY. Combined dry container output dropped 50% for these three manufacturers during 2022 after the industry has reached a record high in output during 2021. 2022 output was higher than the level in 2019 and 2020 but on par with the historical

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OOIL's OPEX dropped in 22H2

OOIL reported FY2022 results after market close. The drop in earnings during 2022 H2 was within the range of the earnings drops reported by the other liners. A large dividend was consistent with OOIL's historical pay-out track record. Where this set of results stand out for us happened in the unit operating expense that fell 11% YoY and 10% HoH while the industry still experienced rise in operating expenses during 2022 H2. OOIL has previously made provisions for future operating expenses, noti

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Cash Management A Bigger Challenge for Singamas

Singamas reported its full year results during lunch break today (15 Mar). The bottom line results of $46mn for FY and $8mn for 22H2, down 75% YoY and 93% YoY respectively was not a surprise since it was well discussed earlier in 2023 about the surplus of containers in the market and profit alerts were given in November last year and again 2 weeks ago. The negative surprise though come from probably the lower than expected final dividend payout of $6.11m declared for 2022. This came on top of

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ZIM 4Q 2022 fell 64% QoQ but guiding positive EBIT ahead

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

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Wan Hai 4Q 2022 fell into red

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

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Taiwanese Monthly Revenue: February performance hit by lower rates and volumes

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.

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Yang Ming 4Q22 earnings dropped 76% YoY

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.

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Evergreen reported 63% YoY fall in Jan+Feb revenue

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

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