For the first nine months of 2012, consolidated revenue totalled $183.2 million, up by 15.6% over $158.4 million for the first nine months of 2011. The profit attributable to owners of the Company amounted to $9.5 million for total basic and diluted earnings per share of $1.45, of which $1.39 is attributable to Class A Common Shares and $1.53 is attributable to Class B Subordinate Voting Shares. If we exclude the impact of the aforementioned share of gain of $6.2 million, the Company shows an improvement of profit for the period of 18.7%.
"Considering that activity in our environmental services segment is still very busy and our marine services segment continues to perform well despite the persisting weakness of the global economy, we are confident we will close 2012 on a positive note. Sanexen's development is largely focused on aqueduct rehabilitation and site remediation, while cargo handling's growth is based on the handling of growing biomass volumes and the development of mining resources in Northern Québec. We are also always on the lookout for business acquisition opportunities complementary to our operations, and it was moreover with this in mind that we acquired CrossGlobe Transport, Ltd. last August,” 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 24 ports in Eastern Canada, the Great Lakes and the U.S. East Coast. 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 companies and municipalities for the trenchless structural rehabilitation of underground water mains, PCB management, site remediation, risk assessment, and woven-hose manufacturing.
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 at 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