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Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Saga Tankers ASA :Q3 2017 financial results

Saga Tankers ASA    

Published: 07:07 CET 29-11-2017 /GlobeNewswire /Source: Saga Tankers ASA / : SAGA /ISIN: NO0010572589

Saga Tankers ASA :Q3 2017 financial results

(Oslo, 29 November 2017) Saga Tankers ASA ("Saga", OSE: SAGA) reported a net asset value (NAV) of NOK  403 million at the end of the third quarter of 2017, corresponding to NOK 1.51 per outstanding share, excluding minority interests and with Vallhall valued at book value.

By the end of third quarter, Saga had a cash balance of NOK 63 million. All long term debt are related to the real estate in Vallhall (Saga's ownership is 55%).

During the quarter the net change in market value of SD Standard Drilling Plc, Vistin Pharma ASA and Pareto Bank ASA  was negative NOK 6.85 million, classified as other comprehensive income.


Saga has increased its investment in SD Standard Drilling Plc through the quarter from 15.8% to 18.2%. No further changes have been made in the investment portfolio during the third quarter.


Key figures

NOK 1000

Jul-Sep 2017

Jul-Sep 2016

Jan-Sep 2017

Jan-Sep 2016






Operating revenues

  3 993

  3 768

  55 975

  131 147

Operating profit (-loss) before depreciation (EBITDA) (1)


  -4 178

  42 624

  112 765

Operating profit/(-loss) (EBIT) (2)


  -4 908

  40 648

  110 574

Net profit/(-loss)


  -4 916

  41 258

  111 180

Total comprehensive income

  -6 997

  21 281

  11 616

  -107 248






Value adjusted equity per share (NOK) (3)










Basic and diluted earnings per share NOK





(1) EBITDA can be calculated from the statement  of income by deducting interest income, interest expenses and depreciation from the profit/(loss) before taxes.

(2) EBIT can be calculated from the statement of income by deducting interest income and  interest expenses from the profit/(loss) before taxes.

(3) Value adjusted equity has been calculated through application of  market value for assets and liabilities traded in quoted markets, and book value for other assets and liabilities. As traded assets and liabilities are carried at fair value in the balance sheet, the VAE per share equals total equity excluding non-controlling interests per outstanding share.




Share of total

Fixed assets

  93 266

19 %

Available-for-sale financial assets

  323 181

67 %



0 %

Current assets

  65 294

14 %

Total assets

481 740

100 %


Available-for-sale financial assets

Fair value TNOK

No of shares


Pareto Bank ASA

182 397

5 052 547

8,60 %

SD Standard Drilling Plc

90 109

64 826 667

18,17 %

Vistin Pharma ASA

42 071

1 965 943

11,50 %

Other investments

8 604




323 181




Financial assets are adjusted to market value according to IFRS. Vallhall Arena is a subsidiary.


By end of third quarter the main investments in Saga Tankers ASA were:

Pareto Bank ASA ( 8.6% ownership)

Pareto Bank is a leading niche player within project financing. The bank has main focus on financing of real estate, securities and corporate, shipping and offshore. Pareto Bank is a compact organization with approximately 35 employees, short decision lines, and an efficient credit decision process. The main geographical real estate exposure is in Oslo and Akershus. Financing of securities is mainly related to listed stocks. Pareto Bank also finance small and medium size corporate, primarily related to a project or M&A. Further Pareto Bank finance some segments within the shipping and offshore industry.

For further information: www.paretobank.no

SD Standard Drilling Plc (18.2% ownership):

Main assets are currently investments within the PSV segment and cash holdings. The company currently owns 100% of five large-size PSV's and has ownership in 13 mid-size PSV's bringing the total fleet of party and/or fully owned vessels to 18.

For more information: www.standard-drilling.com


Vistin Pharma ASA (11.5% ownership):

Vistin Pharma is a Norwegian pharmaceutical company producing Active

Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and solid dosage forms for the global

pharmaceutical industry. The company has key positions in the Metformin and

Opioids markets, and a strong foundation for creating a highly efficient CMO

business (contract manufacturing of tablets).  Solid growth potentials exist in

all the business segments. The spin-off from Weifa facilitates new growth

opportunities due to a narrower business scope, increased visibility and being

able to pursue own strategic agendas without the risk of compromises across business units.

The company has agreed to sell the opioids and tablet manufacturing business to TPI Enterprises Limited. The transaction is expected to be closed in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Upon completion of the transaction, Vistin Pharma ASA will be a pure play metformin producer, with a strong position in the global market and with significant growth amibitions.

For further information: www.vistin.com


Vallhall (55% ownership):

Vallhall Arena is Oslo's largest indoor arena, centrally located at Helsfyr in Oslo with good public transportation connections. Several hotels are also located close to the arena. The arena was built in 2001. The cost was approximately NOK 130 million whereof NOK 80 million was funded by debt and NOK 55 million was funded by equity from owners. The arena has about 9 000 square meter expanse. The arena is well-known for its high quality indoor soccer hall and is used by school children, as well as professionals. The arena is also leased out for events such as exhibitors, seminars, concerts and other events requiring facilities that Vallhall Arena can offer.

For more information: www.vallhall.no

For further information, please contact:


CEO Espen Lundaas


+47 92 43 14 17


This information is subject to the disclosure requirements pursuant to section 5-12 of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.

Q3 2017 Financial Report

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 Corporate Solutions clients. Source: Saga Tankers ASA, Sjølyst Plass 2, Oslo 0278, Norge
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