Stolt-Nielsen Limited Reports Unaudited Results For the First Quarter of 2018

LONDON, April 12, 2018 – Stolt-Nielsen Limited (Oslo Børs: SNI) today reported unaudited results for the first quarter ended February 28, 2018. Net profit attributable to shareholders in the first quarter was $38.7 million, with revenue of $515.3 million, compared with a net profit of $1.1 million, with revenue of $506.8 million, in the fourth quarter of 2017.


Highlights for the first quarter of 2018, compared with the fourth quarter of 2017, were:



Commenting on the Company‘s results, Niels G. Stolt-Nielsen, Chief Executive Officer of Stolt-Nielsen Limited, said: “SNL‘s first-quarter underlying operating performance was largely in line with expectations, reflecting the surge in bunker prices that we have experienced lately, but excluding the impact of one-time items in both quarters. At Stolt Tankers, higher fuel prices had a negative impact of over $14 million, taking into effect bunker hedges and surcharge revenue, which was partially offset by higher COA nominations. Excluding one-offs, Stolthaven continued its steady improvement in performance. For Stolt Tank Containers, continued strength in volume resulted in a stronger than usual first quarter, typically STC‘s seasonally weak quarter. Stolt Sea Farm‘s performance was largely in line with our expectations for the quarter.”


“Looking ahead, the fundamentals remain unchanged. While the chemical tanker market appears to have bottomed out, we are unlikely to see any meaningful improvement until next year, as the orderbook shrinks and new deliveries are absorbed in the market. At Stolthaven Terminals, we expect continued slow, but steady improvements in performance driven by increased utilisation and ongoing operational enhancements. At Stolt Tank Containers, the outlook is positive as global tank container demand continues to grow. For Stolt Sea Farm, results are expected to improve, with sustained strength in pricing driven by efforts to expand our markets.”


[1]  The STJS Sailed-in Time-Charter Index of 0.61, as reported in the fourth quarter of 2017, was subsequently revised to 0.58.

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


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