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2016 / 2015
2016 / 2015
like for like
Q4 2016/Q4 2015
at current scope
|Number of shipments||221,990||207,931||+6.8%||+2.6%||+3.3%|
|Sales (€m) *||235.0||234.2||+0.3%||-1.4%||+8.2%|
|Gross profit (€m)||57.5||55.6||+3.4%||+0.7%||+2.7%|
*Note: Sales is not a relevant indicator for assessing activity in our
business, because it is greatly impacted by changing sea and air freight
rates, fuel surcharges, exchange rates (especially versus the $), etc.
Variations in the number of shipments, the volumes shipped and—in terms
of the Group's finances—gross profit are relevant indicators.
** The change in consolidation scope is due to the acquisition of LCI on 01/04/15.
2016 saw sustained growth in number of shipments (+6.8%) and volumes shipped (number of containers shipped by sea up 17.3%; air freight tonnage up 5.6%).
The recovery in air freight unit margins steepened in Q4. Following a sluggish performance in Q2 and Q3, sea freight unit margins regained their 2015 level in Q4.
On a like-for-like basis, Gross Profit increased by 2.0% in Q4 (up 2.7% at current exchange rates) after posting 0.3% growth over the first 9 months of the year.
DETAILS ON ACTIVITY BY BUSINESS LINE
|NUMBER OF SHIPMENTS||GROSS PROFIT (€m)|
|At current exchange rate||2016||2015||2016 / 2015||
Q4 2016 /
|2016||2015||2016 / 2015||
Q4 2016 /
|TOTAL OVERSEAS ACTIVITY||221,990||207,931||+6.8%||+3.3%||56.4||54.6||+3.4%||+3.9%|
*The strong growth in the “RO/RO” business line was driven by the acquisition of LCI on 01/04/15. One quarter of additional business was recorded in 2016. Q1 2016 LCI Clasquin: 8,605 shipments and GP of €1.7m.
|2016||2015||2016 / 2015||Q4 2016 / Q4 2015|
|Sea freight||144,147 TEUs*||122,884 TEUs*||+17.3%||+14.3%|
|Air freight||53,402 T**||50,586 T**||+5.6%||+1.6%|
*Twenty Feet Equivalent Units
Q4 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
“CLASQUIN PORTUGAL” opening in October 2016 with offices in Lisbon and Porto.
“CLASQUIN CHILE” opening in November 2016 with an office in Santiago.
OTHER 2016 HIGHLIGHTS
New governance with a strengthened team.
Strengthening of the IT architecture and organisation.
Agreement signed on 28 July with software publisher Wisetech (global leader in the sector) to replace our current Transport Management System. Roll-out as from April 2017.
- Acquisition in February 2016 of a small New York-based customs brokerage activity (GP: €0.4m).
- ART SHIPPING acquisition in May 2016, a Paris-based company specialised in the transportation of artwork (GP: €0.7m).
Estimated growth of around 1%
Growth higher than market growth
UPCOMING EVENTS (publication issued after market closure)
Wednesday 15 March 2017
2016 Annual results
(SFAF meetings - Lyon 15/03, Paris 16/03)
Thursday 27 April 2017
Business report as at 31 March 2017
Thursday 31 August 2017
Business report as at 30 June 2017
Wednesday 20 September 2017
2017 Half year results
Thursday 26 October 2017
Business report as at 30 September 2017
Clasquin is an air and sea freight forwarding and overseas logistics specialist.
The Group designs and manages the entire overseas transport and logistics chain, organising and coordinating the flow of client shipments between France and the rest of the world, and more specifically to and from Asia-Pacific and the United States.
Its shares are listed on Alternext Paris, ISIN FR0004152882, Reuters ALCLA.PA, Bloomberg ALCLA FP.
For more information, see www.clasquinfinance.com.
CLASQUIN confirms its eligibility for the new share savings plan for MSCs (medium-sized companies) in accordance with Article D221-113-5 of the French Monetary and Financial Code established by decree number 2014-283 of 4 March 2014 and with Article L221-32-2 of the French Monetary and Financial Code which set the conditions for eligibility (less than 5,000 employees and annual sales of less than 1,500 million euros or total balance sheet of less than 2,000 million euros).
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