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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Odfjell SE 4Q/Preliminary full year: Significant improvement in financial performance in 2016

Odfjell SE    

Published: 08:00 CET 16-02-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Odfjell SE / : ODF /ISIN: NO0003399909

Odfjell SE 4Q/Preliminary full year: Significant improvement in financial performance in 2016

Odfjell SE today reports preliminary full year and Q4 2016 results. The results show significant improvement in financial performance in 2016 in spite of challenging markets. Efficiency programs continue to increase competitiveness, and the balance sheet is substantially strengthened. 
For the full year, Odfjell reports net results of USD 100 mill, compared with net results of USD -36 mill in 2015, and improved full year EBITDA to USD 238 mill, from USD 190 mill in 2015. The Q4 results show stable underlying operational performance, but softer markets impacted the net result which ended at USD 43 mill. including capital gains and impairments. 
"Our markets remained challenging, but Odfjell continues to build both financial and operational strength. Based on our strengthened position we are now launching our new strategy - the "Odfjell Compass" - which will be leading the company into the future", said Kristian Mørch, CEO of Odfjell SE. 
Other 4Q highlights: 
  • Initiated fleet renewal programme for large stainless steel chemical tankers
  • Odfjell Tankers Q4 EBITDA: USD 36 mill, compared with USD 48 mill in third quarter, on a softer spot market
  • Stable Q4 results from Odfjell Terminals, however slightly reduced EBITDA due to increased maintenance and operating costs
  • Sale of the Oman terminal in Q4 resulted in capital gain of USD 44 mill 
  • Our Tank Terminal in Rotterdam continue to improve
  • Successful completion of new unsecured bond issue of NOK 700 mill in January 2017
In a longer perspective we believe the market is fairly balanced, but rates are expected to be under pressure in 2017 as the market absorbs new capacity. Odfjell expects the 1Q17 timecharter results to be in line with, or marginally better than 4Q16, and the 2017 Odfjell Terminals results to be improved on continued strengthened performance at our terminal in Rotterdam.  
Please see attached for the Preliminary full year/Fourth Quarter 2016 Report. The results will be presented by CEO Kristian Mørch and CFO/SVP Finance Terje Iversen at 14:00 CET today. The presentation is recorded and a live webcast will be available at Odfjell.com in the Investor Relations/Reports and Presentations section

For more information:
Kristian Mørch
CEO, Odfjell SE
Tel: +47 55 27 00 00
Terje Iversen
CFO/SVP Finance
Tel: +47 55 27 00 00 
This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

4Q16 Report
4Q16 Presentation

This announcement is distributed by Nasdaq Corporate Solutions (One Liberty Plaza, 165 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Tel: +1 212 401 8700. www.nasdaqomx.com) on behalf of NASDAQ OMX Corporate Solutions clients. Source: Odfjell SE, P. O. Box 6101 PT, Bergen 5892, Norway
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