Montréal, Québec, November 7, 2017 – Logistec Corporation [TSX: LGT.A and LGT.B], a marine and environmental services provider, today announced its financial results for the third quarter and first nine months ended September 30, 2017.
During the third quarter of 2017, consolidated revenue reached a record level for a third quarter, totalling $168.3 million, an increase of $65.2 million or 63.3% compared with the same period in 2016. The increase in revenue stems from both the marine and environmental services segments. Revenue from the marine services segment was up by $10.8 million or 25.3% to $53.7 million, while revenue from the environmental services segment totalled $114.6 million, up by $54.4 million or 90.3% compared with the third quarter of 2016. The increase in revenue in the marine services segment stems primarily from bulk activity, while break-bulk cargo volumes also increased, to a lesser degree. The high revenue increase in the environmental services segment is mainly due to our investment in FER-PAL Construction Ltd., as FER-PAL generated sales of $46.5 million in the third quarter. The increase is also attributable to higher levels of activity in Aqua-Pipe.
The third quarter of 2017 closed with a consolidated profit attributable to owners of the Company of $11.0 million, compared with a profit of $9.2 million for the third quarter of 2016. The profit attributable to owners of the Company translated into total diluted earnings per share of $0.83, of which $0.80 was attributable to Class A Common Shares and $0.88 was attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting Shares.
During the first nine months of 2017, consolidated revenue totalled $330.2 million, an increase of $82.7 million compared with $247.6 million for the same period in 2016. The profit attributable to owners of the Company amounted to $14.2 million, higher than last year’s profit of $10.0 million. This translated into total diluted earnings per share of $1.10, of which $1.05 was attributable to Class A Common Shares and $1.16 was attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting Shares. For the same period in 2016, total diluted earnings per share totalled $0.78, of which $0.73 was attributable to Class A Common Shares and $0.82 was attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting Shares.
“The outlook for the year is promising. In our environmental business, our latest investment in
FER-PAL is performing well and we have a solid book of business to end the working season. Furthermore, our growing cargo-handling business is strategically positioned to benefit from increasing trade flowing through our North American ports. More importantly, we are optimistic about the future of both our marine and environmental services segments. The solid performance of the third quarter and the diversity of our network and services bode well for continued development. We continue to seek geographic growth, both organically and through acquisitions, and are investing in our talent and technologies to grow our customer base in both segments,” indicated Madeleine Paquin, President and Chief Executive Officer of Logistec Corporation.
Logistec Corporation is based in Montréal (QC) and provides specialized services to the marine community and industrial companies in the areas of bulk, break-bulk and container cargo handling in some 30 ports and 40 terminals located in eastern North America. Logistec also offers marine transportation services geared primarily to the Arctic coastal trade, short-line rail transportation services, as well as marine agency services to foreign shipowners and operators serving the Canadian market. Furthermore, the Company operates in the environmental sector where it provides services to industrial, municipal and other governmental customers for the trenchless structural rehabilitation of underground water mains, regulated materials management, site remediation, risk assessment, and manufacturing of woven hoses.
The Company has been profitable and has paid regular dividends since becoming public and payments have grown steadily over the years. A public company since 1969, Logistec’s shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the ticker symbols LGT.A and LGT.B. More information can be obtained on the Company’s website at www.logistec.com.
For the purpose of informing shareholders and potential investors about the Company’s prospects, sections of this document may contain forward-looking statements, within the meaning of securities legislation, about the Company’s activities, performance and financial situation and, in particular, hopes for the success of the Company’s efforts in the development and growth of its business. These forward-looking statements express, as of the date of this document, the estimates, predictions, projections, expectations or opinions of the Company about future events or results. Although the Company believes that the expectations produced by these forward-looking statements are founded on valid and reasonable bases and assumptions, these forward-looking statements are inherently subject to important uncertainties and contingencies, many of which are beyond the Company’s control, such that the Company’s performance may differ significantly from the predicted performance expressed or presented in such forward-looking statements. The important risks and uncertainties that may cause the actual results and future events to differ significantly from the expectations currently expressed are examined under “Business Risks” in the Company’s annual report and include (but are not limited to) the performances of domestic and international economies and their effect on shipping volumes, weather conditions, labour relations, pricing and competitors’ marketing activities. The reader of this document is thus cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise these forward-looking statements, except as required by law.
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Jean-Claude Dugas, CPA, CA