Algoma Central Corporation Reports Operating Results for the Three and Six Months Ended June 30, 2018
Aug. 10, 2018
ST. CATHARINES, Ontario--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 10, 2018--Algoma Central Corporation (“Algoma” or “the Company”) (TSX: ALC), a leading provider of marine transportation services, today announced its results for the three and six months ended June 30, 2018.
All amounts reported below are in thousands of Canadian dollars, except for per share data and unless otherwise noted. Second quarter and year to date 2018 highlights include:
“We are very happy with the 2018 second quarter results,” said Ken Bloch Soerensen, President and CEO of Algoma. “Compared to last year, we experienced improved overall revenues, increased vessel utilization and further growth in the Global Short Sea fleet. The outlook for the second half of 2018 remains positive. Both the Domestic Dry-Bulk and Product Tanker fleets are fully booked for the season and we are exploring options to add capacity to the dry-bulk fleet,” Mr. Soerensen added.
“We are experiencing limited impact from the trade tensions,” said Gregg Ruhl, Chief Operating Officer of Algoma. “The Domestic Dry-Bulk fleet has been successful in securing replacement business to fill available days resulting from diversions of iron ore shipments to US destinations and we expect these changes to be earnings neutral,” Mr. Ruhl added.
Results from continuing operations for the second quarter 2018 and the six months ended June 30, 2018 compared to the same periods in 2017 were as follows:
On August 9, 2018 the Company’s Board of Directors authorized payment of a quarterly dividend to shareholders of $0.10 per common share. The dividend is payable on September 4, 2018 to shareholders of record on August 21, 2018.
Normal Course Issuer Bid
During the second quarter of 2018 and during the six months ended June 30, 2018, 45,800 and 52,400 shares, respectively, were purchased for cancellation.
About Algoma Central
Algoma Central Corporation is a publicly traded company which operates the largest fleet of dry and liquid bulk carriers on the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence Waterway, including self-unloading dry-bulk carriers, gearless dry-bulk carriers and product tankers. Algoma also owns ocean self-unloading dry-bulk vessels operating in international markets. Algoma has expanded into international short sea markets through it 50% interests in NovaAlgoma Cement Carriers and NovaAlgoma Short Sea Carriers. Algoma Central trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol “ALC”. For more information, please visit www.algonet.com.
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CONTACT: Algoma Central Corporation
Ken Bloch Soerensen
President and CEO
Peter D. Winkley, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
KEYWORD: NORTH AMERICA CANADA
INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SAILING TRANSPORT MARITIME TRAVEL TRANSPORTATION PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FINANCE RETAIL OTHER RETAIL SPORTS
SOURCE: Algoma Central Corporation
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