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Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director of Milaha.

Milaha reports net profit of QR950m for FY 2013

: Thursday, February 27 - 2014 @ 16:17

Qatar Navigation (Milaha) Q.S.C. announced its financial results for year ended December 31st, 2013.

Summary financial results are as follows:
•Operating Revenues of QR2.24bn vs. QR2.29bn for the same period in 2012, a modest decrease of 2% year over year.
•Operating Profit of QR 647m vs. QR562mn for the same period in 2012, an increase of 15% year over year.
•Net Profit of QR950m vs. QR835m for the same period in 2012, an increase of 14% year over year.
•Earnings per share of QR8.33 vs. QR7.33 for the same period in 2012.

The Board of Directors has decided to recommend to the General Assembly to distribute a cash dividend of QR5 per share. Milaha’s Maritime & Logistics segment’s performance declined relative to 2012, driven by an asset impairment and increased operating costs.

Net profit of the Gas & Petrochem segment remained steady relative to 2012, as the improved performance of the owned and operated fleet was offset by weakness in the VLGC sector. Milaha’s Offshore segment showed double digit growth in net profit, as Halul Offshore recovered from operational issues it faced in 2012 and full year effect of added vessels to the fleet. Milaha Capital outperformed an already strong Qatari stock market to drive a significant increase in net profits year on year. Milaha Trading’s net profit decreased relative to 2012 due to declines in vehicle service related revenues and marine sales.

“We are naturally pleased with our record operating results in 2013,” said Khalifa Ali Al-Hetmi, President and CEO of Milaha. “While the tremendous upturn in the Qatar stock market accounted for a majority of the increased profit, we had strong positive growth from some of our core businesses as well, such as offshore, container shipping and logistics,” he added.

“We have come a long way in the past 4 years, since 2009, having doubled our revenue and net profit in that period. I want to thank our shareholders and Board for their support, and commend our staff for their hard work,” said Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director of Milaha. “That said, we look at this year’s performance as only a foundation, and will continue to push ourselves to achieve our ambitious strategic goals over the coming years,” he added.

The company will conduct an investor conference call on Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 3 pm Doha time, to further discuss its results. Details of the conference call will be available on the company’s website.

For additional information, please contact:
Shareholder Relations
Tel: +974 4494 9873
Fax: +974 4483 3244

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