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February 8, 2019

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Danish DFDS has concluded the 2018 with results record

This year is attended an ulterior increase

Shipowning group Danish DFDS, than work a driven in net of marine services for the transport of passengers and rotabili in Europe North and of logistic services door-to-door, has concluded the exercise anniversary 2018 with results record, values of the main voices of the economic account never reached previously and all advanced to the antecedent established records all in 2017. Last year the revenues are piled to 15,72 billion Danish crowns (2,1 billion euros), with a rise of +9.7% on 2017. EBITDA and EBIT are piled respective to 2,99 billion (+10.6%) and 1,86 billion Danish crowns (+6.8%). The profit before taxes has attested to 1,69 billion (+0.5%) and the profit to clearly 1,64 billion Danish crowns (+1.2%).

In the 2018 fleet of ships ro-ro and ro-pax of the group it has transported 5,4 million passengers (+1.7%) and a volume of traffic of rotabili cargos record pairs to 40,1 million linear meters (+6.0%).

DFDS has moreover archived item the solo fourth trimester of the 2018 with economic results record for this period, also advanced they to the precedence peaks marked in the last trimester of the year precedence: the revenues have been pairs to 3,96 billion Danish crowns (+13.1%), the EBITDA to 688 million (+19.7%), the operating profit to 449 million (+42.2%), the profit before the taxes to 460 million (+47.2%) and the profit to clearly 471 million Danish crowns (+59.2%).

In the period October-December of the 2018 fleet of the group it has transported 1,0 million passengers (- a 1.7%) and traffic of rotabili that have been pairs to 10,3 million linear meters (+7.0%), total that constitutes the new historical quarterly record of cargos ro-ro transported being advanced to the precedence record of 10,2 million linear meters recorded in the third trimester of 2018.

"In 2018 - the managing director of DFDS, Niels Smedegaard has commented - we have obtained turned out never so elevated and the increase is destined to continue in 2019 on the wake of our recent expansion in the Mediterranean". Last year, in fact, the Danish group has bought Turkish company U.N. Ro-Ro that has a fleet of 12 ships ro-ro employed in connections between Turkish ports and harbour ports of call of southern Europe (Trieste, Bari and Tolone). The acquisition has been capacity to term on 7 June last year and that it has allowed with DFDS to reach in the 2018 results record, in particular relatively to the volumes of enlivened traffic ro-ro(on 12 April 2018).

Specifying that the increase previewed in 2019 will be supported by the breaking in the fleet of new ships already ordered (in 2019, in fact, DFDS it will take in delivery three ro-ro in freedoms of expression, june and November, while others three ro-ro will be taken in delivery in the 2020 and two ro-pax in 2021), Smedegaard have emphasized that the group is moreover ready to face the effects produced from any outcome will have negotiates for the escape of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

Vincenzo Miele

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