Grupo TMM Reports 2019 Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Financial Results

(In Millions of Mexican Pesos)2019 Fourth-Quarter Results and Full-Year Include:Full-Year Consolidated income of $1,475.7 million.Free Cash Flow of $514.5 million.Does not show Net Debt, its Total Debt is lower than the Free Cash Flow.Stockholders’ Equity of $2,404.5 million. Financial Debt of 10.8 percent from Stockholders’ Equity.Full-Year EBITDA of $321.3 million.MEXICO CITY, Feb. 27, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Grupo TMM, S.A.B. (OTC: GTMAY and BMV: TMM A; “TMM” or the “Company”), a Mexican Maritime-management transportation and logistics Company, reported today its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2019.MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW
José F. Serrano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Grupo TMM, said, “With integrated services and the highest quality standards from more than 60 years of experience, Grupo TMM remains the best Maritime-management transportation and logistics option for all participants in the Mexican and Caribbean energy industry.”
“While the downturn of the Mexican and global economy in 2019 affected transportation and logistics, Grupo TMM continues to search for new opportunities in the market, focused on strengthening its balance sheet and reducing debt.”“As a result of its significant efforts to establish a healthy financial structure, Grupo TMM plans to increase its investments in new projects which will generate important profitability factors in its energy, maritime, ports and terminals, and ship maintenance and repair sectors.  In addition, considering its proven experience in these markets and taking advantage of the gradual recovery in the Mexican energy industry, the Company is formalizing strategic partnerships and alliances to develop new oil and gas transportation, storage and distribution projects.”“We also implemented a digital transformation process which will enable Grupo TMM to stay ahead of technological advances in Maritime-management transportation and logistics, while also protecting the confidential information of our clients and personnel.”Mr. Serrano added, “At the end of 2019 and the beginning of 2020, Grupo TMM strengthened its commitment to increase the value of the Company, and reaffirm its responsibility to its employees, clients and suppliers.”FOURTH-QUARTER AND FULL-YEAR 2019 OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS
The following information with respect to 2019 includes the new accounting standard for leases under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS-16) effective as of January 1, 2019.  All monetary amounts are in millions of Mexican Pesos.
Consolidated revenues for the fourth quarter of 2019 were $366.1 million, compared to $356.9 million in the same period of the previous year, mainly attributable to higher income in the Ports and Terminals Division as a result of the client diversification and attention strategy.  Consolidated revenues for the full-year 2019 were $1,475.7 million compared to $1,523.1 million for the same period last year, mainly due to a decrease in full-year Maritime revenue.Consolidated operating results for the fourth quarter of 2019 resulted in a profit of $205.0 million compared to a profit of $47.8 million in the same period of 2018.  Full-year consolidated operating results for 2019 were $200.3 million, compared to a loss of $98.3 million in 2018.Non-recurrent operations in the fourth quarter resulted in an income of $231.3 million, compared to $85.6 million income for the same period of 2018.  Full-year 2019 non-recurrent operations generated income of $266.4 million, compared to $102.6 million in the same period of 2018.  Non-recurrent operations included the disincorporation of the Tugboats business.Consolidated EBITDA in the fourth quarter of 2019 was $234.6 million compared to $69.4 million recorded in the same period of 2018.  Consolidated EBITDA for the full-year 2019 was $321.3 million, compared to $178.5 million for 2018.Maritime revenues in the fourth quarter of 2019 increased 1.4 percent to $213.0 million, compared to $210.1 million in the same period of 2018, mainly due to a larger volume of repairs and services efficiencies to attended vessels in the Shipyard segment.  Full-year 2019 Maritime revenues were $868.5 million compared to $909.5 million in 2018, mainly due to the decrease in the Offshore segment and the reduction of the Maritime Management Fee, partially offset by better mix of repairs in the Shipyard segment.Fourth-quarter 2019 Maritime operating profit increased $12.0 million to $21.6 million, compared to $9.6 million in the same period of 2018, mainly attributable to better mix of repairs in the Shipyard segment.  For the full-year 2019, operating profit was $113.6 million, compared to $122.5 million for same period of 2018, mainly due to the reduction of the Maritime Management Fee partially offset by a better result in the Shipyard segment and the Offshore segment cost reduction due to the disincorporation of one vessel in second quarter of 2018.Fourth-quarter 2019 Maritime EBITDA was $34.7 million compared to $25.9 million for the same period in 2018; EBITDA margin was 16.3 percent.  For the full-year 2019, EBITDA was $171.2 million compared to $181 million in 2018; full-year 2019 EBITDA margin was 19.7 percent.Ports and Terminals revenue was $113.7 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, increasing 6.7 percent, compared to $106.5 million for the same period of 2018, mainly attributable to a larger volume of gravel maneuvered as well as by a higher number of calls in the Shipping Agencies segment.  For the full-year 2019, Ports and Terminals revenue was $435.3 million, compared to $452.6 million for the same period last year, mainly due to a significant decrease of export in the port of Veracruz, which affected the operations in the Maintenance and Repair of Containers segment, as well the reduction of freighted cars in API Acapulco due to the reduction in automotive industry exports.Fourth-quarter 2019 Ports and Terminals operating income was $13.6 million compared to $11.9 million for the same period of 2018, mainly attributable to a higher number of calls in the Shipping Agencies segment.  For the full-year 2019, Ports and Terminals operating income was $42.3 million, compared to $84.9 million for the same period 2018, due to the result of operations in the Maintenance and Repair of Containers segment in the port of Veracruz attributable to the low container export activity, as well as a decrease in exported cars in API Acapulco.Ports and Terminals EBITDA was $19.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2019, compared to $15.3 million for the same period of 2018; EBITDA margin was 17.2 percent.  Full-year 2019 Ports and Terminals EBITDA was $63.9 million compare to $97.3 million for the same period of 2018; full-year 2019 EBITDA margin was 14.7 percent.Warehousing Services revenue during the fourth quarter of 2019 was $39.4 million, practically the same level as 2018 for the same period, which was $40.2 million.  As a result of the client diversification and attention strategy.  Warehousing Service revenue the full-year 2019 increased 6.8 percent to $171.9 million continuing its improvement trend, compared to $161.0 million in 2018.DEBT
As of December 31, 2019, Grupo TMM does not have any net debt and has more free cash than total debt.  It should be noted that at the end of the fourth quarter of 2019; from Total Debt there was just $140.0 million of Short-Term Debt and free cash was $514.5 million.
*Book ValueHeadquartered in Mexico City, Grupo TMM is a Mexican Maritime-management transportation and logistics Company.  Through its branch offices and network of subsidiary companies, Grupo TMM provides a dynamic combination of Maritime services port management and logistics. For more information on Grupo TMM, please visit the company’s web site at www.grupotmm.com.  The site offers Spanish/English language options.
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