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Interim Results

Company OJSC Transcontainer
 
TIDM TRCN 
Headline Interim Results 
Released 07:00 27-Sep-2012 
Number 2637N07 


RNS Number : 2637N
OJSC Transcontainer
27 September 2012
 

OJSC TRANSCONTAINER
 

Interim Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2012

 

JSC "TransContainer" (the "Company" together with its consolidated subsidiaries) today announces its management report together with the unaudited interim condensed consolidated financial information for the six month period ended 30 June 2012. The Company's financial statements have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

 

Operating and financial review

 

Summary

TransContainer is the leading intermodal Transportation equipment for shipping cargo via various means of transport. Containers are durable enough for repeated use and can be stacked. Containers are divided into medium-duty (three- and five-tonne), which conform to former Soviet Union standards and are still used for shipments in Russia and the CIS, and ISO (20- and 40-foot) containers, which are used for Russian and international shipments. The universal standard unit TEU (twenty-foot equivalent unit) was introduced to measure transport flow volumes.
container
transportation company in Russia. As of 30 June 2012, the Company is estimated to own approximately 58% of Russia's A specialised type of rolling stock designed to carry ISO containers.
flatcar
fleet and holds an estimated 50% of all rail container transportation in Russia. It owns and operates 24,440 flatcars and approximately 60,000 containers. TransContainer also owns a network of rail-side container terminals located at 46 railway stations across Russia and operates one terminal in Slovakia under a long-term lease agreement. The Company also operates 18 inland rail-side terminals in Kazakhstan via its subsidiary Kedentransservice. The Company's sales network is comprised of approximately 150 sales outlets across Russia and has a presence in the CIS, Europe and Asia.

 

The Company's financial results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 reflect the strong market growth in rail container transportation in Russia, as well as the Company's efforts aimed at improving efficiency.

 

The Company's rail container transportation volumes for the six months ended 30 June 2012 increased by 9.6% to 717 thousand TEU compared to 654 thousand TEU in the same period of 2011, whilst revenue-generating transportation1 volumes increased by 12.5% to 544 thousand TEU. Terminal handling volumes decreased for the reporting period by 12.0% to 690 thousand TEU, mainly due to a 42.9% decrease in handling of medium-duty containers.

 

During the reporting period the Company's total revenue increased by 27.3% to RUR 17,570 million, adjusted revenue increased by 25.6% to RUR 12,521 million, operating income increased by 67.7% to RUR 3,758 million, and EBITDA grew by 54.1% to RUR 5,311 million. Profit for the period almost doubled from RUR 1,417 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to RUR 2,744 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012. Total comprehensive income for the period grew by 107.5% from RUR 1,347 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to RUR 2,795 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012.

 

As of 30 June 2012, the Company's financial position remained strong with total debt of RUR 9,376 million and Net Debt only 4,682 million.

 

Capital expenditure for the six months ended 30 June 2012 increased by 5.0% year on year to RUR 1,615 million and was primarily focused on the modernization of the Company's flatcar fleet and improvement in the fleet structure through the purchase of new 80' flatcars. In accordance with the Company's policy, capital expenditures in 2012 were financed by internally generated cash flow.

 

1transportation of clients' containers and own loaded containers

 

Outlook

Though global economy prospects remain uncertain, the Russian container market continues to grow at healthy double-digit rates, and the Company's management expects the market growth to continue in the second half of 2012, subject to external economic factors.  The Company's management pays special attention to lead economic indicators, such as rail A form of payment for sea transportation of cargo, or the use of a ship for a certain period of time. Freight payment is determined by the volume of cargo delivered to the destination
or by the volume of cargo loaded onto the ship.
freight
turnover, and continues to focus on key financial and operational metrics. The Company will also pursue a flexible pricing and investment policy depending on the market situation.

 

The Company's management believes that in the long term the Russian container transportation market retains the potential for sustainable growth, driven by economic development, consumer demand and improving The use of containers for cargo transportation, supply and storage.
containerisation
ratio.

 

Key operating results

 

The Company's rail container transportation volumes for the first six months of 2012 amounted to 717 thousand TEU, up 9.6% year on year. This growth was mainly driven by Freight passing from one country to another through a third country. Whether cargo is permitted to transit a certain country and under what terms is subject to trade agreements and treaties between countries. Direct transit is when foreign goods are shipped under tariff protection, without holding at a customs warehouse; indirect transit is when goods arrive at customs warehouses and are then transported abroad.
transit
and export traffic, which grew by 335.0% and 12.2% respectively. Domestic transportation volumes were flat at 378 thousand TEU.

Transportation of containers by TransContainer's fleet in 1H 2012 (ISO Loaded + Empty), 000' TEU

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

Change

000' TEU

Percent

Domestic Routes

377.8

379.1

(1.3)

(0.3%)

Export

178.3

158.9

+19.4

+12.2%

Import

110.3

104.3

+6.0

+5.7%

Transit

50.4

11.6

+38.8

+335.0%

All Routes

716.8

653.9

+62.9

+9.6%

 

 

Revenue-generating container transportation volumes for the reporting period were up 12.5% to 544 thousand TEU compared to 483 thousand TEU for the same period of 2011. TransContainer's estimated share of Russia's rail container transportation for the first six months of 2012 is 50%.

Terminal handling

Throughput of the Company's rail A place equipped for the trans-shipment and storage of containers. A container terminal
typically includes one or more container yards. Rail-based container terminals are equipped with spur tracks for loading and unloading containers to/from railroad platforms (cars).
container terminal
network in Russia for the first six months of 2012 amounted to 690 thousand TEU, representing a decrease of 12.0% year on year, mainly due to a decrease in A medium duty container of an outdated local standard for Russia and former Soviet Union states, designed to carry loads not exceeding 5 tons.
MDC
handling volumes, which dropped by 42.9% year on year for the same period.

Asset utilisation

In the six months ended 30 June 2012 container For containers - transporting an empty container on a flatcar, for flatcars – a flatcar run without container(s) or any non-container cargo.
empty run
ratio increased to 37.5% from 35.1% for six months ended 30 June 2011, mainly due to one-off fleet relocation in the first quarter of 2012 in anticipation of growth in demand for container transportation in the second quarter of 2012. The fllatcar empty run ratio decreased from 8.7% in the first half of 2011 to 7.9% in the first half of 2012. The flatcar and container turnover in 2012 remained approximately flat as compared to relevant metrics for 2011.

 

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

Turnover of containers, days

22.8

21.9

Turnover of flatcars, days

13.3

13.0

Empty run* for containers, %

37.5%

35.1%

Empty run* for flatcars, %

7.9%

8.7%

 

* Empty run ratio is calculated as an average empty run in kilometers divided by an average total run in kilometers

 

 

Description of Key Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income Items

 

The following table sets out the Company's results for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

RUR million

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

Revenue

17,570

13,804

3,766

27.3%

Other operating income

183

159

24

15.1%

Operating expenses

(13,995)

(11,722)

(2,273)

19.4%

Operating income

3,758

2,241

1,517

67.7%

Interest expense

(462)

(379)

(83)

21.9%

Interest income

104

20

84

420.0%

Foreign exchange gain, net

44

0

44

Share of result of associates

(22)

(14)

(8)

57.1%

Gain recognised on disposal of interest in former associate

72

0

72

Profit before income tax

3,494

1,868

1,626

87.0%

Income tax expense

(750)

(451)

(299)

66.3%

Profit for the period

2,744

1,417

1,327

93.6%

Attributable to:

Equity holders of the parent

2,727

1 394

1,333

95.6%

Non-controlling interest

17

23

(6)

(26.1%)

Other comprehensive income

Exchange differences on translating foreign operations

51

(70)

121

(172.9%)

Total comprehensive income for the period

2,795

1,347

1,448

107.5%

Attributable to:

Equity holders of the parent

2,766

1,346

1,420

105.5%

Non-controlling interest

29

1

28

2800.0%

 

 

Non-IFRS financial information

Adjusted Revenue, Adjusted Operating Expenses, EBITDA, Adjusted EBITDA Margin and Adjusted Operating Margin are non-IFRS measures presented as supplemental measures of the Company's operating performance. These supplemental measures have limitations as analytical tools, and investors should not consider any of them in isolation, or any combination of them, as a substitute for analysis of our results as reported under IFRS.

 

 

RUR million

1Н 2012

1Н 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

Adjusted Revenue1

12 521

9 967

2 554

25.6%

Adjusted operating expenses2

8 946

7 885

1 061

13.5%

EBITDA3

5 311

3 447

1 864

54.1%

Adjusted EBITDA margin4

42.4%

34.6%

Total debt

9 376

9 341

35

0.4%

Net debt5

4 682

7 219

(2 537)

(35.1%)

 

 

1Adjusted Revenue is calculated as total revenue less cost of integrated freight forwarding and The process of organising a chain of delivery, and managing that chain in the broadest sense. This chain may encompass both deliveries of raw materials needed for production and management of material resources at an enterprise, delivery to warehouses and distribution centres, sorting, handling, and final distribution at the points of consumption. In the context of transportation services, the main service is that of delivering cargo across a delivery route.
logistics
services.

2 Adjusted Operating Expenses is calculated as operating expenses less cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services.

3 EBITDA is defined as profit for the period before income tax, interest expense and depreciation and amortization.

4 Adjusted EBITDA Margin is defined as EBITDA divided by Adjusted Revenue.

5 Net Debt is calculated as long-term debt, finance lease obligations, sort-term debt and current portion of long-term debt less cash and cash equivalents and short-term investments.

 

Revenue

The following table sets out the breakdown of total revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and 2011 respectively.

 

 

RUR million

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

Integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

9,131

6,783

2,348

34.6%

Rail-based container shipping services

5,042

4,052

990

24.4%

Terminal services and agency fees

1,950

1,463

487

33.3%

Truck deliveries

768

840

(72)

(8.6%)

Other freight forwarding services

442

386

56

14.5%

Bonded warehousing services

190

197

(7)

(3.6%)

Other

47

83

(36)

(43.4%)

Total revenue

17,570

13,804

3,766

27.3%

 

 

Total revenue increased by RUR 3,766 million, or 27.3%, from RUR 13,804 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to RUR 17,570 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012.  This increase was primarily due to higher demand for the Company's key services on the back of continuing economic growth and strong consumer confidence, and hence increasing transportation volumes and creating a favourable pricing environment compared to the same period of 2011.

 

Adjusted Revenue

The following table sets forth Adjusted Revenue calculations for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and 2011 respectively.

 

 

RUR million

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

 

Total revenue

17,570

13,804

3,766

27.3%

 

Cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

5,049

3,837

1,212

31.6%

 

Adjusted Revenue

12,521

9,967

2,554

25.6%

 

 

Adjusted Revenue (as defined above) grew by 25.6% from RUR 9,967 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to RUR 12,521 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012. This was primarily due to a 12.5% increase in revenue-generating rail container transportation volumes by the Company's fleet to 544 thousand TEU in the first half of 2012 from 483 thousand TEU for the same period of 2011, as well as due to the Company's pricing policy and the effect of the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice from 18 March 2011.

 

The following table sets out the components of relative contribution to Adjusted Revenue for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

RUR mln

share, %

RUR mln

share, %

RUR mln

%

 

Rail-based container shipping services

5,042

40.3%

4,052

40.7%

990

24.4%

 

Adjusted integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

4,082

32.6%

2,946

29.6%

1,136

38.6%

 

Terminal services and agency fees

1,950

15.6%

1,463

14.7%

487

33.3%

 

Truck deliveries

768

6.1%

840

8.4%

(72)

(8.6%)

 

Other freight forwarding services

442

3.5%

386

3.9%

56

14.5%

 

Bonded warehousing services

190

1.5%

197

2.0%

(7)

(3.6%)

 

Other

47

0.4%

83

0.8%

(36)

(43.4%)

 

Total adjusted revenue

12,521

100.0%

9,967

100.0%

2,554

25.6%

 

 

In the six months ended 30 June 2012, rail-based container transportation services remained the biggest component of Adjusted Revenue, representing 40.3% of Adjusted Revenue as compared to 40.7% in the same period of 2011. The share of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services net of cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services increased to 32.6% from 29.6%, the share of terminal services and agency fees increased to 15.6% from 14.7% and the relative contribution of truck deliveries decreased from 8.4% to 6.1%, reflecting a decrease in terminal handling volumes in Russia. 

 

Rail-based container transportation services

Revenue from rail-based container transportation increased by 24.4% to RUR 5,042 million for the reporting period from RUR 4,052 million for the same period of 2011 mainly due to an increase in revenue-generating transportation volumes (other than under integrated logistics contracts) in terms of TEU by 6.8%, as well as due to an accrued price increase undertaken by the Company in 2011.  

 

Integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

The following table sets out Adjusted Integrated freight forwarding and logistics services calculation for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

RUR million

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

 

Integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

9,131

6,783

2,348

34.6%

 

Cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

5,049

3,837

1,212

31.6%

 

Adjusted revenue from integrated freight forwarding and logistic services

4,082

2,946

1,136

38.6%

 

 

Revenue from Adjusted Integrated freight forwarding and logistics services grew by 38.6% to RUR 4,082 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012. This increase was primarily due to a 21.3% growth in container transportation volumes under integrated logistics contracts from 193 thousand TEU in the first six months of 2011 to 234 thousand TEU in the first six months of 2012, as well as an increase in average prices driven by higher customer demand and the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice, which started to perform these kind of services during the second half of 2011.

 

Terminal services and agency fees

Revenue from terminal services, including agency fees, increased by 33,3% to RUR 1,950 million for the  six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 1,463 million for the same period of 2011.

 

This increase was primarily due to the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice, a leading A legal entity or individual entrepreneur owning wagons and containers, or possessing them on any other basis, that participates, pursuant to a contract with a carrier, in the carriage process using the aforementioned cars and containers.
operator
of rail terminals in Kazakhstan, from 18 March 2011, as well as due to an increase in prices, partly offset by a 12.0% decrease of TransContainer's terminal throughput in Russia.

 

Agency fees, which are charged for services the Company renders as an agent of Russian Railways, decreased by 0.8% to RUR 895 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 902 million for the same period of 2011. This decrease was primarily driven by a 12.0% decrease in TransContainer's terminal network throughput in Russia, partially offset by tariff indexing.

 

Truck deliveries

Revenue from truck deliveries decreased by RUR 72 million, or by 8.6%, to RUR 768 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012, due to a 11.2% reduction in container transportation volumes by our own and outsourced truck fleet from 325 thousand TEU in the first half of 2011 to 289 thousand TEU in the first half of 2012, which is in line with the decrease in the Company's terminal throughput, and partly compensated for by price increases.

 

Other freight forwarding and logistics services

Revenue from other freight forwarding and logistics services, which are freight forwarding and logistics services of a non-integrated nature, grew 14.5% to RUR 442 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012. This increase was primarily due to the growth in transportation volumes and tariffs, growing demand for value-added services and the effect of the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice from 18 March 2011.

 

Bonded warehousing services

Revenue from bonded warehousing services decreased by RUR 7 million, or 3.6%, to RUR 190 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 197 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to a decrease in average storage time driven by an improvement in customs clearance procedures.

 

 

Operating expenses

The following table sets out a breakdown of the Company's operating expenses for the six month periods ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

RUR million

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

Cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

5,049

3,837

1,212

31.6%

Freight and transportation services

2,486

2,255

231

10.2%

Payroll and related charges

2,472

2,137

335

15.7%

Depreciation and amortisation

1,355

1,200

155

12.9%

Materials, repair and maintenance

1,226

987

239

24.2%

Taxes other than income tax

283

294

(11)

(3.7%)

Rent

280

173

107

61.8%

Other expenses

844

839

5

0.6%

Total operating expenses

13,995

11,722

2,273

19.4%

 

 

TransContainer's total operating expenses grew by RUR 2,273 million, or 19.4%, to RUR 13,995 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 11,722 million for the same period of 2011, primarily due to an increase in cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services, as well as payroll and related charges and materials, repair and maintenance.

 

The following table sets out a breakdown of the Company's largest operating expenses for the six month periods ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

RUR mln

Percent of operating expenses

Percent of total revenue

RUR mln

Percent of operating expenses

Percent of total revenue

Cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

5,049

36.1%

28.7%

3,837

32.7%

27.8%

Freight and transportation services

2,486

17.8%

14.1%

2,255

19.2%

16.3%

Payroll and related charges

2,472

17.7%

14.1%

2,137

18.2%

15.5%

Depreciation and amortisation

1,355

9.7%

7.7%

1,200

10.2%

8.7%

Materials repair and maintenance

1,226

8.8%

7.0%

987

8.4%

7.2%

Taxes other than income tax

283

2.0%

1.6%

294

2.5%

2.1%

Rent

280

2.0%

1.6%

173

1.5%

1.3%

Other expenses

844

6.0%

4.8%

839

7.2%

6.1%

Total operating expenses

13,995

100.0%

79.7%

11,722

100.0%

84.9%

 

 

As a percentage of the total revenue, total operating expenses decreased from 84.9% for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to 79.7% for the six months ended 30 June 2012, primarily due to an increase in total revenue exceeding an increase in operating expenses. As a percentage of total revenue, costs related to freight and transportation services decreased from 16.3% for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to 14.1% for the six months ended 30 June 2012, whilst payroll and related charges decreased from 15.5% in the six months ended 30 June 2011 to 14.1% in six months ended 30 June 2012. Other components of operating expenses as a percentage of the total revenue changed insignificantly.

 

Cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

Costs of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services increased by 31.6%, to RUR 5,049 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 3,837 million for the same period of 2011, driven by a 21.3% increase in container transportation volumes under integrated logistics contracts as well as the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice, which started to implement these kind of services during the second half of 2011.

 

Adjusted operating expenses

The following table sets out Adjusted operating expenses for the six month periods ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

RUR million

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

Period on period percent change

 

Total operating expenses

13,995

11,722

2,273

19.4%

 

Cost of integrated freight forwarding and logistics services

5,049

3,837

1,212

31.6%

 

Adjusted operating expenses

8,946

7,885

1,061

13.5%

 

 

Adjusted Operating Expenses, as defined above, increased by 13.5% to RUR 8,946 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 7,885 million for the same period of 2011, primarily due to increases in Freight and transportation services expenses; Payroll and related charges; Materials, repair and maintenance, and Depreciation and amortisation. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in Taxes other than income tax.

 

The following table sets out a breakdown of the Company's largest Adjusted operating expenses, as defined above, for the six month periods ended 30 June 2012 and 2011.

 

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

Period on period change

RUR mln

Percent of Adjusted operating expenses

RUR mln

Percent of Adjusted operating expenses

RUR mln

Percent change

Freight and transportation services

2,486

27.8%

2,255

28.6%

231

10.2%

Payroll and related charges

2,472

27.6%

2,137

27.1%

335

15.7%

Depreciation and amortisation

1,355

15.1%

1,200

15.2%

155

12.9%

Materials repair and maintenance

1,226

13.7%

987

12.5%

239

24.2%

Taxes other than income tax

283

3.2%

294

3.7%

(11)

(3.7%)

Rent

280

3.1%

173

2.2%

107

61.8%

Other expenses

844

9.4%

839

10.6%

5

0.6%

Adjusted operating expenses

8,946

100.0%

7,885

100.0%

1,061

13.5%

 

 

The proportion of Freight and transportation services in Adjusted operating expenses decreased to 27.8% for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from 28.6% for the same period of 2011; whilst Materials, Repair and Maintenance increased from 12.5% to 13.7%; Rent increased from 2.2% to 3.1% and Other expenses decreased from 10.6% to 9.4% as a result of the factors described below.

 

Freight and transportation services

Expenses relating to freight and transportation services increased by 10.2%, to RUR 2,486 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012. This increase was mainly due to an increase in empty run costs driven by (i) rail-based transportation by the Company's own containers from 451 thousand TEU to 468 thousand TEU, or by 3,8%, (ii) a growth in container empty run ratio from 35.1% to 37.5% and (iii) a 6% increase in tariffs charged for empty runs by Russian Railways. This increase was partially offset by a decrease in flatcar empty run ratio from 8.7% for the first six months ended 30 June 2011 to 7.9% in the six months ended 30 June 2012 as well as due to some reduction in outsourced trucking costs.

 

Payroll and related charges

Payroll and related charges increased by RUR 335 million, or 15.7%, to RUR 2,472 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 2,137 million for the same period of 2011. This increase primarily resulted from an effect of the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice from 18 March 2011, as well as wage indexing and an increase in performance-linked payments to employees, partly offset by a decrease in average headcount at TransContainer of 3.7%.

 

Depreciation and amortisation

Depreciation and amortization increased by 12.9% to RUR 1,355 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 1,200 million in the same period of 2011. The increase was primarily due to the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice, as well as acquisitions of new Cars for carrying cargo or passengers designated for railway transportation.
rolling stock
and lifting equipment.

 

Materials, repair and maintenance

Expenses related to materials, repair and maintenance increased by 24.2%, to RUR 1,226 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 987 million in the same period of 2011. The increase resulted from an increase in railcar average repair price and the effect of the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice, partially offset by a reduction in the number of railcar repairs.

 

Тахes other than income tax

Taxes other than income tax reduced by 3.7% to RUR 283 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 294 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to the effect of VAT settlements.

 

Rent

Rent expenses grew by RUR 107 million, or by 61.8% to RUR 280 million in the reporting period from RUR 173 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to the effect of the consolidation of JSC Kedentransservice.

 

Other expenses

Other expenses are an aggregate of expense items such as consulting expenses, fuel and energy, communication services, charity, provisions for impairment. Other expenses increased by 0.6% to RUR 844 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 839 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to a growth in payments for license and software and other expenses, partly offset by consulting services and a change in provision for impairment of receivables.

 

Operating income

Operating income increased by RUR 1,517 million, or 67.7%, to RUR 3,758 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 2,241 million in the same period of 2011, as a result of the factors discussed above.

 

Interest expense

Interest expenses increased by RUR 83 million, or 21.9%, to RUR 462 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 379 million in the same period of 2011 due to growth in total debt in 2011 when the Company obtained loans from OJSC Alfa Bank for the total amount of RUR 1,822 million to finance the acquisition of JSC Kedentransservice and from LLC Trust Union Asset Management for the total amount of RUR 501 million to finance the Company's management stock option programme.

 

Interest income

Interest income increased by RUR 84 million, or 5.2 times to RUR 104 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 20 million in the same period of 2011 due to an increase in cash balances on deposits resulting from an increase in cash inflows from operating activities in the first half of 2012.

 

Profit before income tax

Profit before income tax increased by RUR 1,626 million, or by 87.0%, from RUR 1,868 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011 to RUR 3,494 million for the six months ended 30 June 2012. The increase was due to the factors discussed above.

 

Income tax expense

Income tax expenses increased by RUR 299 million, or 6.3%, to RUR 750 million in the from RUR 451 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to an increase in profit before income tax. The effective tax rate in the first half of 2012 decreased to 21.5% from 24.1% for the same period of 2011 due to a lower proportion of non-deductible expenses attributed to the profit before income tax.

 

Profit and Total comprehensive income for the period

As a result of the factors discussed above the profit for the six months ended 30 June 2012 increased by RUR 1,327 million, or 93.6% and reached RUR 2,744 million as compared with RUR 1,417 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011. Taking into account the differences on translating foreign operations, the total comprehensive income for the six months ended 30 June 2012 increased by RUR 1,448 million, or 107.5% and totaled RUR 2,795 million as compared with RUR 1,347 million for the six months ended 30 June 2011.

 

Liquidity and Capital Resources

As of 30 June 2012 the Company's cash and cash equivalents amounted to RUR 3,824 million and the Company's current liabilities exceeded current assets by RUR 9 million.

 

The Company's business is asset and capital-intensive and requires substantial capital expenditure for, amongst other things, the purchase of flatcars and containers, the development of rail-side terminals and investment in the expansion and modernisation of its lifting equipment and truck fleet. For the six months ended 30 June 2012 the Company's operations and its capital expenditures were financed from internally generated cash flows.

 

Cash flows

The following table sets out the principal components of the Company's consolidated cash flows for the six months ended 30 June 2012 and 2011:

 

 

1H 2012

1H 2011

Net cash provided by operating activities

3,709

2,433

Net cash used in investing activities

1,551

3,139

Net cash provided by financing activities

(640)

1,487

Net increase in cash and cash equivalents

1,518

781

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the period

3,824

2,064

 

 

Cash flow provided by operating activities

Cash flow provided by operating activities increased by RUR 1,276 million, or 52.4%, to RUR 3,709 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 2,433 million in the same period of 2011. This was primarily due to a 42.5% increase in operating profit before working capital changes to RUR 5,158 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 3,620 million in the same period of 2011, resulting from the improving operational and price environment. The cash flow provided by operating activities was negatively affected by a decrease in trade and other payables, an increase in trade and other receivables for the reporting period and an increase in income tax payments.

 

Cash flow used in investing activities

Cash outflow used in investing activities decreased by RUR 1,588 million, or 50.6% to RUR 1,551 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 3,139 million in the same period of 2011. This decrease was primarily due to the one-off acquisition of a stake in JSC Kedentransservice for RUR 1,536 million in 1Q 2011 (net of cash acquired of RUR 304 million), as well as due to the net effect of the sale and purchase of short term investments in the six months ended 30 June 2012 which resulted in cash inflow of RUR 941 million.

 

Cash flow provided by financing activities

Cash flow provided by financing activities decreased to negative RUR 640 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from positive RUR 1,487 million in the same period of 2011, primarily due to repayments of financial lease and other borrowings.  

 

Capital Expenditure

Capital expenditures increased by RUR 77 million, or 5.0%, to RUR 1,615 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 1,538 million in the same period of 2011. The majority of the capital expenditure was a result of the acquisition of 536 units of 80' flatcars and the construction of buildings and terminal infrastructure in the pursuit of modernisating terminal facilities. Capital expenditure items also included the purchase of lifting equipment and trucks.

 

Planned capital expenditures for 2012

The Company's capital expenditure programme is aimed at maintaining TransContainer's position as market leader in the container market, improving its position in the foreign market and optimising its asset structure and key operational metrics.

 

The total capital expenditure budget for 2012 is up to RUR 7.1 billion (excluding VAT), of which up to RUR 5.1 billion may be spent on the acquisition of new flatcars and containers (including purchases resulting from the termination of financial lease contracts); up to RUR 1.2 billion may be invested to upgrade and modernise the Company's key rail-side terminals and up to RUR 365 million may be spent on the acquisition of lifting equipment.

 

Capital resources

The Company's operations and capital expenditures have historically been financed primarily from internally generated cash flow and proceeds from issuing domestic debt. As of 30 June 2012, the Company's financial indebtedness consisted of outstanding bonds, bank loans, financial lease obligations and other borrowings in an aggregate amount of RUR 9,376 million compared with RUR 9,348 million as of 31 December 2011. As of 30 June 2012, the Company's net debt was RUR 4,682 million.

 

As of 30 June 2012, the major portion of the Company's financial indebtedness was unsecured, except for the obligations under finance leases, which were secured by the lessors' title to the lease assets. The vast majority of the Company's indebtedness is denominated in Russian Roubles, except for the small portion of indebtedness of JSC Kedentransservice under finance lease obligations which is denominated in Kazakh Tenge. The vast majority of the Company's indebtedness bears a fixed interest rate.

 

RUR bonds series 1

On 4 March 2008, the Company issued non-convertible five-year bonds for a total amount of RUR 3,000 million at a par value of RUR 1,000 each. The coupon rate for the period ended 30 June 2012 is 9.5% per annum (9.5% per annum for the year ended 31 December 2011). As these bonds will mature in February 2013 they are classified as short-term debt as at 30 June 2012.

 

The carrying value of the bonds as at 30 June 2012 amounted to RUR 3,000 million (RUR 3,000 million at 31 December 2011). The amount of accrued interest is RUR 96 million (RUR 96 million at 31 December 2011), and has been included as short-term debt in the consolidated statement of financial position.

 

RUR bonds series 2

On 10 June 2010, the Company issued non-convertible five-year bonds for a total amount of RUR 3,000 million at a par value of RUR 1,000 each. Net proceeds from the issuance after deduction of related offering costs amounted to RUR 2,975 million. The annual coupon rate of the bonds for five years is 8.8% with interest paid semi-annually. The series 2 bonds will be redeemed in four equal semi-annual installments during the fourth and fifth years. As a result, these bonds are classified as long-term borrowings as at the reporting date.

 

The carrying value of the bonds as at 30 June 2012 amounted to RUR 2,982 million (RUR 2,978 million at 31 December 2011). The amount of accrued interest is RUR 19 million (RUR 21 million at 31 December 2011), and has been included as short-term debt in the interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position.

 

Bank loans and other borrowings

The Group obtained loans from OJSC Alfa Bank for the total amount of RUR 1,822 million during the year ended 31 December 2011 to finance the acquisition of JSC Kedentransservice. The amount of accrued interest is RUR 3 million, and has been included as short-term debt in the interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position. The loans mature in seven years. As at 30 June 2012 the total amount of the long-term part of the loans was RUR 1,664 million.

 

As in February and May 2013 the part of the loan of OJSC Alfa Bank will be repaid in a total amount of RUR 142 million, this amount has been included as short-term debt in the interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position as at 30 June 2012.

 

Also in May 2013 the part of the second part of the loan of OJSC Alfa Bank will be repaid in a total amount of RUR 16 million, this amount has been included as short-term debt in the interim condensed consolidated statement of financial position as at 30 June 2012.

 

During the year ended 31 December 2011 the Group obtained borrowed funds from LLC TrustUnion Asset Management for the amount of RUR 501 million to finance the acquisition of ordinary nominal shares in OJSC TransContainer in order to carry out a Share Option Plan for the Company's management. The loan matures in five years. As at 30 June 2012 the amount of loan was RUR 499 million.

 

Working Capital

The Company's working capital is defined as the difference between its current assets and current liabilities. The table below sets out the key components of TransContainer's working capital for the six months ended 30 June 2012.

 

 

30 June 2012

31 December 2011

CURRENT ASSETS

Inventory

281

278

Trade and other receivables

1,768

1,152

Prepayments and other current assets

3,561

3,702

Prepaid income tax

131

193

Short-term investments

870

941

Cash and cash equivalents

3,824

2,300

Total current assets

10,435

8,566

CURRENT LIABILITIES

Trade and other payables

4,468

4,593

Short-term debt

3,276

553

Income tax payable

273

134

Taxes other than income tax payable

302

303

Provisions

5

5

Finance lease obligations current maturities

274

479

Dividends payable

1,228

-

Accrued and other current liabilities

615

689

Deferred income

3

13

Total current liabilities

10,444

6,769

WORKING CAPITAL

(9)

1,797

 

 

Working capital decreased by RUR 1,806 million to RUR negative 9 million in the six months ended 30 June 2012 from RUR 1,797 million at the end of 2011. This decrease was primarily due to an increase in the current portion of long-term debt to the amount of RUR 3,276 million as the Series 1 bond and a portion of bank loans were recognised as a short term debt, partly offset by changes in other components of working capital.

 

Downloads

The Company's Management Report and consolidated financial statements for the six month period ended 30 June 2012 are available via the National Storage Mechanism at:

http://www.hemscott.com/nsm.do  or at the Company's website: http://www.trcont.ru   

 

27 September 2012

 

Enquiries:

 

 

TransContainer

Andrey Zhemchugov, Director, Capital Markets and Investor Relations

+7 495 637 9178
+7 495 609 6062

E-mail

ir@trcont.ru

Website

www.trcont.ru

 

 

 

College Hill

Tony Friend / Alexandra Roper

+44 (0)20 7457 2020

 

 

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