ADS Maritime Holding Plc (“ADS Maritime Holding” or the “Company”) announces the release of its fourth quarter and preliminary full year 2020 report.

ADS Maritime Holding Plc Q4 2020 report (PDF)


  • Completion of remaining vessel sales and repayment of all debt during the quarter
  • Accounting gain on vessel sales USD 4.8 million in Q4 2020
  • Cash held of USD 55.7 million at 31 December 2020
  • USD 51 million capital to be paid to shareholders around 1 March 2021
  • Change of company name to reflect a broader focus on the shipping sector in future


3 months 12 months
(In thousands of USD) Q4 2020 Q4 2019 2020 2019
Revenue 23 12 381 57 160 42 226
Net revenue¹ (554) 6 640 42 978 20 047
Vessel operating days¹ 33 215 776 885
TCE¹ per day (in USD) (16 780) 30 886 55 362 22 653
Gain on vessel sale 4 831 5 763
Operating profit 509 286 23 088 1 674
Net profit (325) (470) 19 554 (948)
EPS (in USD per share) (0.01) (0.02) 0.84 (0.04)
Dividend (in USD per share) 0.09 0.48 0.15
Cash flow from ops excl WC² (2 738) 3 576 30 383 8 713
Cash flow from operations (2 218) (4 650) 41 240 2 380
Net cash flow 23 881 (7 610) 50 373 (8 381)
Cash and cash equivalents 55 682 5 309 55 682 5 309

¹ Net revenue, vessel operating days and TCE per day are non-IFRS measures.
² Cash flow from operations before working capital movements

Chairman of the Board of Directors, Bjørn Tore Larsen, commented:

“The fourth quarter marked the completion of the sale of our first three vessels and we delivered on our commitment to return sales proceeds to shareholders, with a total of USD 51 million capital payment to be paid on or around 1 March 2021. As expected, net profit for the fourth quarter was around breakeven as we generated no revenue as a result of the disposal of the vessels, while we recognized an accounting gain of USD 4.8 million on vessel sales in Q4 2020.

Since we made the decision to sell our vessels the reported day rates for tankers have been at consistently low levels, including below OPEX-levels for a prolonged period. We continue to closely follow the market for investment opportunities in tankers, as well as bulkers and the wider shipping sectors, but will remain highly disciplined with regards to vessel entry price since we believe this is critical in terms of limiting downside investment risk.

Following the forthcoming capital repayment we expect to have approximately USD 4 million cash at bank and will return to the market for fresh capital when we invest in new vessels in the future.”


Terje Bodin Larsen, CEO
+47 905 35 543

Ben Boiling, CFO
+47 912 40 945

About ADS Maritime Holding

ADS Maritime Holding Plc is a public limited company listed on the Euronext Growth at the Oslo Stock Exchange (ticker ADS). The Company is incorporated and domiciled in Cyprus and has Norwegian subsidiaries based in Arendal, Norway.

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