• 2019 May 17 16:40

    MPC Capital AG announces key figures for the 1st quarter 2019

    The Hamburg asset and investment manager MPC Capital AG (Deutsche Börse, Scale, ISIN DE000A1TNWJ4) generated revenues of EUR 10.0 million and an EBT of EUR 0.7 million in the first quarter of the 2019 financial year. The slight decline compared to the first quarter of 2018 (revenues: EUR 10.1 million, EBT: EUR 1.1 million) is primarily due to lower transaction activity in the first three months of the current financial year. This was almost completely offset by higher recurring revenues from asset management.

    Accordingly, revenues from Management Services rose from EUR 8.1 million in the previous year to EUR 8.9 million in the first quarter of 2019. The increase is mainly attributable to the expansion of the managed vessel fleet. At EUR 0.9 million, revenues from Transaction Services were still below the level of the prior-year quarter (EUR 2.0 million).

    Earnings before tax (EBT) amounted to EUR 0.7 million after the first three months (previous year: EUR 1.1 million). Higher personnel expenses due to the expansion of management capacities in the Shipping division were offset by lower other operating expenses. As a result, the cost base in the first quarter was unchanged from the previous year. Lower other operating income was offset by a significantly improved financial result from the co-investments of MPC Capital AG.

    The equity ratio improved to 81.8 % as of March 31, 2019 (December 31, 2018: 74.3 %). Cash and cash equivalents decreased to EUR 15.8 million (December 31, 2018: EUR 28.6 million), mainly due to the reduction of current liabilities.

    In the real estate sector, MPC Capital has laid the foundation for a health care real estate strategy with the acquisition of a portfolio of three medical centres in the Netherlands. The aim is to initially achieve an investment volume of around EUR 70 million. At the same time, MPC Capital is preparing the exit of an office portfolio in the Netherlands, in which MPC Capital will continue to manage the properties after the sale.

    In the shipping sector, the MPC Capital Group has expanded its range of services in the technical management of tankers. In addition, with the accession of a further partner, the operational platform for the technical management of bulk carriers was expanded under the management of MPC Capital. The merger is expected to take place at the end of the second quarter. The fleet managed by the joint venture will thus grow to 17 bulkers. In addition, MPC Capital was able to execute asset transactions in all three segments (tankers, bulk, containers) in the first quarter.

    MPC Capital's Renewables team is currently working to further expand the investment platform for renewable energy projects in the Caribbean. The financing agreements for the second asset of the MPC Clean Energy Fund, the wind power project "Tilawind" in Costa Rica, worth around USD 50 million were signed at the end of April.

    For the 2019 financial year, the Management Board continues to forecast a slight increase in sales and at least break-even earnings before taxes. A more dynamic development in new business, additional transactions and the exploitation of external market influences could have a positive effect on sales and earnings.

    MPC Capital AG is an international asset and investment manager for real asset investments. Together with its subsidiaries, the company develops and manages real asset investments and investment products for international institutional investors, family offices and professional investors. Its asset categories of focus are Real Estate, Shipping and Infrastructure. MPC Capital AG is listed on the stock exchange (MPCK) since 2000 and has around 300 employees group-wide.




2019 June 17

18:24 USCG saves six people, tows disabled vessel in Port Etches
17:59 Denis Krylov appointed General Director of Gazpromneft-Sakhalin
17:28 China and South Korea agree on ballast water exchange rules
17:04 Mermaid Maritime borrows a loan of USD 65 mln to extend the financing of two vessels
16:41 Neptune Lines welcomes Neptune Galene & Neptune Thalassa after scrubber installation
16:23 DG Termināls invests about 1 million euros during the year
16:17 Finnish ferry getting a diesel-electrical drivetrain system
16:04 MSC Katya R. sets record as largest container ship to boost Costa Rican export links to Europe
15:45 Singapore to host 18th Vessel Efficiency & Fuel Management Summit
15:26 Onezhsky Shipyard launches multifunctional buoy tender for Volga-Baltic Basin
15:04 Hunter Group sells one vessel
14:42 Gdansk, Poland to host 6th Operating Specialist Wind Vessels Summit
14:19 Seatrade Europe conference programme to include Marine Interiors specialist panel discussions
14:12 ClassNK releases amendments to class rules
13:55 Finland hosts an EU–China maritime meeting
13:31 AWT completed stage III of modernization and expansion of the Paskov Terminal
13:24 Average wholesale prices for М-100 HFO down to RUB 16,007 in RF spot market
13:10 The Irish Port of Cork and Port of Amsterdam to collaborate
12:48 Pella Shipyard launches tugboat of project 90600, Sadko, built for Sevmash-Shelf (video)
12:31 Port of Oakland exports up 8.4 percent in May 2019
12:01 North Carolina Ports adopts Vortex port equipment simulator
11:30 MEYER WERFT announces the keel laying for the new cruise ship IONA
11:15 Throughput of port Shanghai (China) in Jan-May’19 declined by 1.3% to 225.91 million tonnes
11:00 Panama Canal issues proposal to modify tolls structure
10:59 Bunker sales at the port of Singapore in Jan-May’2019 fell by 7.7% Y-o-Y to 19.79 million tonnes
10:37 Fincantieri's Muggiano shipyard launches PPA “Paolo Thaon di Revel”
10:21 CMA CGM announces FAK rates from Asia to the Mediterranean
10:01 Brent Crude futures price is up 0.26% to $62.17, Light Sweet Crude – up 0.19% to $52.87
09:38 Port of Singapore throughput in Jan-May’2019 was nearly flat YoY at 261.39 million tonnes
09:19 Diana Shipping commences self tender offer to purchase up to 2,000,000 shares
09:16 MABUX: Bunker market this morning, June 17
09:10 Baltic Dry Index is up to 1,085 points

2019 June 16

17:13 DC area agencies to conduct mass rescue exercise off National Harbor
16:05 Boskalis appointed as salvor for both damaged tankers in the Gulf of Oman
15:53 Fincantieri and Naval Group sign a joint venture agreement
13:47 Diana Shipping Inc. announces the sale of a Panamax dry bulk vessel, the MV Thetis
12:47 WSC unveils its hybrid patrol vessel at Seawork 2019
11:41 GasLog Partners LP announces new multi-year charter agreement with Gunvor

2019 June 15

15:44 Wight Shipyard rolls out its new windfarm support vessel concept at Seawork Int'l 2019
13:17 Malta Freeport hosts its first LNG-powered container ship
12:53 Petrobras closes the sale of TAG
11:41 USCG, local partners respond to sailing vessel aground off Magic Island
08:43 Vessel training simulation underway at Tema Port’s new Terminal 3

2019 June 14

18:05 Ole Martin Grimsrud appointed CFO of Aker Solutions
17:44 USCG Cordova FOL crew saves man stranded for three days on Montague Island
17:05 Knud E. Hansen wins two separate contracts for innovative large RoRo vessels
16:41 Hapag-Lloyd to increase rates from North East Asia to Australia
16:26 Murmansk Sea Fishing Port handled 90,300 tonnes of cargo in Jan-May’2019, down 38.7% Y-o-Y
16:05 CMA CGM announces GRR from Asia to South Africa
15:14 “K” Line receives recognition for vessel speed reduction programs in the West Coast of North America
15:00 UK maritime industry leaders debate decarbonization, digital technologies and the future of safety at the annual ABS UK National Committee meeting
14:00 China Railway Container Transport signs strategic cooperation agreement with SITC International Holdings
13:38 Container throughput of Vladivostok Sea Fishing Port in 5M’2019 up 39% YoY to 89,649 TEUs
13:09 Algoma increases its interest in in the CSL International Pool
12:41 Port of Klaipeda (Lithuania) handled 19.77 million tonnes of cargo in 5M’2019, up 8.5% Y-o-Y
12:09 Global Ship Lease announces new charter agreements
11:32 Bunker prices continue going down at the port of Saint-Petersburg, Russia (graph)
11:09 ECSA issues statement on suspected attack on two oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman
10:51 France signs up to fishing vessel training treaty
10:30 Zhatai Shipyard to let build up to 10 river ships and scrap at least two ships per year