Agility Press Room
Agility Announces Financial Results for Q3 2012 

 

13 November 2012

 

KUWAIT CITY - Agility (AGLTY), a leading global logistics provider, today announced its financial results for Q3 2012. The company reported a net profit of KD 9.75 million and earnings per share (EPS) of 9.81 fils. Compared to the Q3 2011 net profit of KD 8.05 million and EPS of 8.04 fils, this is an increase of 21% and 22% respectively. Excluding one-off items in Q3 2011, EBITDA increased 65% compared to the same period last year. 

 

“The third quarter demonstrated that our efforts to transform the company into a more lean and efficient organization are paying off,” said Tarek Sultan, Chairman and Managing Director of Agility. “Even during these tough economic times, we managed to grow revenue and net profit. The company will continue to stay focused and disciplined in order to complete the transformation that we will leverage for future growth.”

 

Financial Highlights 

Quarterly Result

 

Q3 2012

(Million KD)

Q3 2011

(Million KD)

Variance

Q3 2012 v Q3 2011 (%)

Revenue

363.4

329.7

+10%

Adjusted EBITDA

21.8

13.2

+65%

Net profit

9.8

8.0

+21%

EPS (fils)

9.81

8.04

+22%

 Figures in the table above have been rounded

 

Global Integrated Logistics (GIL)
Revenue in Agility’s core commercial logistics business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), increased by 4% in Q3 2012 relative to the same quarter last year.


“Our industry is inextricably linked to world trade flows, therefore the global economy remains the key driver behind GIL’s performance,” Sultan said. “The continuing Eurozone crisis and slow recovery in the Americas, as well as a relative slowdown in China, impacts our business. That said, we continue to make strong gains in emerging markets more generally, and are seeing continued progress with our efforts to contain costs, achieve productivity gains through technological transformation, and realize profitable sales growth.”


Infrastructure Performance

Agility’s Infrastructure group, a portfolio of investments in niche markets with presence in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, continues to perform strongly.


Agility’s Infrastructure companies contributed KD 66.9 million to total revenue in Q3 2012 compared with KD 42.7 million during the same period in 2011.


Included in Agility’s results for the first time is the new acquisition of UPAC, a transaction completed during Q3 2012. UPAC manages real estate at Kuwait International Airport and provides ground handling, maintenance and facilities maintenance services for the private terminal at the airport. UPAC also provides facilities management services at a leading shopping mall in Kuwait.


Agility’s Infrastructure entities are expected to continue to show healthy growth in the coming years.


Recapping Financial Performance

 

  • - Net profit was KD 9.75 million for Q3 2012, vs. KD 8.05 million for Q3 2011. EPS was 9.81 fils, vs.  8.04 fils in Q3 2011.
  • - EBITDA for Q3 2012 was KD 21.6 million. Excluding one-off impacts, EBITDA grew by 65% from the same period last year.
  • - Staff and administrative costs decreased 10% to KD 71.5 million in Q3 2012 from KD 79.8 million in Q3 2011.
  • - Agility’s revenue in Q3 2012 stands at KD 363.4 million, a 10% increase from Q3 2011.
  • - Agility GIL revenue in Q3 2012 was KD 296.5 million, a 4% increase from Q3 2011.
  • - Agility's Infrastructure group contributed KD 66.9 million to total revenue in Q3 2012, a 57% increase from Q3 2011.
  • - Operating cash flow was KD 21 million for the quarter.

Forward View

“Our reinvigorated sales focus, strong presence in growing emerging markets, and track record of outstanding performance in complex and challenging environments, are strong contributors to the positive momentum we have seen in 2012,” Sultan said. “We have worked hard to restructure the business over the last two years, and are beginning to reap the benefits.”


“Although the global economic outlook is likely to continue to be uncertain for the rest of the year, I am confident Agility is moving in the right general direction. We have shown our ability to adjust, adapt, reinvent, and address problem areas head on, living up to our name Agility.”  


For more information, please contact:


Henadi Al-Saleh
Agility, Kuwait
HaAlSaleh@agilitylogistics.com  


Soriana Borjas
Agility, Kuwait
SBorjas@agilitylogistics.com


About Agility

Agility brings efficiency to supply chains in some of the globe’s most challenging environments, offering unmatched personal service, a global footprint and customized capabilities in developed and developing economies alike. Agility is one of the world’s leading providers of integrated logistics. It is a publicly traded company with $4.8 billion in revenue and more than 22,000 employees in 500 offices across 100 countries.

Agility’s core commercial business, Global Integrated Logistics (GIL), provides supply chain solutions to meet traditional and complex customer needs. GIL offers air, ocean and road freight forwarding, warehousing, distribution, and specialized services in project logistics, fairs and events, and chemicals. Agility’s Infrastructure group of companies manages industrial real estate and offers logistics-related services, including e-government customs optimization and consulting, waste management and recycling, aviation and ground-handling services, support to governments and ministries of defense, remote infrastructure and life support.

For more information about Agility, visit www.agilitylogistics.com