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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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Hapag-Lloyd Guidance’s Track Record

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

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SITC reported 38 % HoH drop in earnings for 22H2

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

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CMA CGM net profit down 57% QoQ

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

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