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DSV announces plans for Panalpina headquarters and continued presence in Basel, as integration progresses
The DSV Panalpina Group has informed employees at the former Panalpina headquarters in Basel about its plans for the location. As part of the integration, overlapping corporate functions and positions will either be cut or relocated to the headquarters in Denmark, which could result in up to 165 job losses. At the same time, the company intends to expand its logistical footprint in the Basel area.
Another hat-trick for DSV: Best CEO, CFO and Chairman for the second year in a row
Kurt Larsen, Chairman of DSV’s Board of Directors, is the best Chairman in Denmark according to a new rating. He joins CEO Jens Bjørn Andersen and CFO Jens Lund as best in class, making it yet another triple win for DSV.
Annual General Meeting 2019
Malou Aamund was elected new member of the Board of Directors at DSV’s Annual General Meeting.
Panalpina successfully issues a CHF 150 million bond
Panalpina World Transport (Holding) Ltd today successfully placed a CHF 150 million debut bond in the Swiss capital market.
Panalpina increases group profitability
In the first nine months of 2018, Panalpina increased group profitability compared to the same period of last year. From January to September, gross profit increased from CHF 1,024.8 million to CHF 1,116.2 million. Year-on-year, Panalpina’s EBIT increased from CHF 72.1 million to CHF 83.2 million and the consolidated profit increased from CHF 48.4 million to CHF 51.0 million.
Double-digit profitability growth for Panalpina
Panalpina recorded a sound first half-year 2018 with sustained margins and double-digit profitability growth across the board. From January to June 2018, Panalpina increased EBIT from CHF 42.0 million to CHF 54.7 million and consolidated profit from CHF 29.9 million to CHF 36.1 million.
Panalpina improves profitability
In the first three months of 2018, international freight forwarding and logistics company Panalpina improved profitability compared to the same period of last year. Panalpina reported an EBIT of CHF 24.4 million (YTD 2017: CHF 16.4 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 16.6 million (YTD 2017: CHF 12.4 million).
Group profitability continues to increase in 2017
In the first nine months of 2017, Panalpina grew volumes in both Air and Ocean Freight compared to the same period of last year. As the year progressed, group gross profit as well as EBIT increased with every quarter. Year-on-year, Panalpina’s reported EBIT increased from CHF 67.5 million to CHF 72.1 million and the reported consolidated profit increased from CHF 46.5 million to CHF 48.4 million.
Increased volumes and higher reported profits
Panalpina recorded robust volume growth in both Air and Ocean Freight in the first half-year of 2017. As higher freight rates and margin pressure persisted, Panalpina increased its reported EBIT from 34.7 million (adjusted half-year 2016: CHF 60.8 million) to CHF 42.0 million and the reported consolidated profit from CHF 21.8 million (adjusted HY 2016: 47.9 million) to CHF 29.9 million.
Panalpina reports higher volumes as margins remained under pressure
Financial results for the first quarter 2017 came in below the previous-year period for Panalpina. The company reported an EBIT of CHF 16.4 million (Q1 2016: CHF 24.0 million) and a consolidated profit of CHF 12.4 million (Q1 2016: CHF 17.3 million). Panalpina outperformed the air and ocean freight markets in terms of volume growth as margins remained under pressure.
Panalpina reports higher volumes and reduced profit for 2016
While Panalpina recorded the highest Air Freight volumes since 2007, gross profit margins in both Air and Ocean Freight came under pressure in 2016. This resulted in lower full-year earnings for the international freight forwarding and logistics company. Adjusted for restructuring expenses of CHF 28 million, EBIT reached CHF 109.9 million and consolidated profit CHF 80.2 million in 2016.
Stable profits in a challenging market environment
In the first nine months of 2016, Panalpina recorded a slight increase of EBIT and consolidated profit (adjusted for one-offs). EBIT reached CHF 93.6 million and the consolidated profit CHF 72.6 million. Against the backdrop of receding markets in air and ocean freight, volumes increased by 9% in Air Freight but decreased by 9% in Ocean Freight. Logistics continued positively on the EBIT level.
Switching to growth
At the Capital Markets Day 2016 in Amsterdam, the company's senior management demonstrated how Panalpina has taken risk out of the business and laid the foundations for future growth. Growth was the main theme of the afternoon presentations. Four deep-dive sessions focused on “Ocean Freight and Productivity”, “Sales Growth”, “Air Freight and Perishables” as well as “Logistics and Innovation”.
Organic growth offsets contracting oil and gas business
In the first half of 2016, Panalpina demonstrated that it can compensate for contracting oil and gas business with organic growth in other sectors even as air and ocean freight markets declined. Adjusted for an oil and gas related restructuring provision, EBIT remained stable at CHF 60.8 million and consolidated profit increased slightly to CHF 47.9 million for the first six months of the year.
Panalpina counters contracting oil and gas business
Panalpina preserved profitability in the first quarter of 2016 despite the continued contraction of the global oil and gas business. The company reported an EBIT of CHF 24.0 million and a consolidated profit of CHF 17.3 million. In a continuously soft market, transport volumes grew in Air Freight but decreased in Ocean Freight. Logistics reported the fifth positive quarter on EBIT level.
Panalpina demonstrates high resilience in 2015
In the year 2015, Panalpina's EBIT reached CHF 117.2 million (currency adjusted: CHF 134.2 million or +15.0%) and consolidated profit CHF 88.2 million (currency adjusted: CHF 100.6 million or +16.3%). While volumes in Air Freight and Ocean Freight dropped slightly below previous year levels, Logistics achieved the first positive EBIT result for the full year.