(Singapore, 27 August 2020)
Highlights for the Quarter
- Achieved Q2 2020 VLGC freight rates of USD 39,100 per day with a high fleet
utilisation of 97%
- Q2 2020 net profit after tax of USD 62 million or an earnings per share of USD
0.45. H1 2020 net profit after tax of USD 143 million with an earnings per share
of USD 1.03
- H1 2020 annualised return on equity of 24% with USD 300 million of free cash
- Declared Q2 2020 cash dividend of USD 0.15 per share, bringing total dividends
declared for H1 2020 to USD 0.35 per share
- Retrofitting world's first LPG dual-fuel engines on BW Gemini and BW Leo,
taking the lead and advancing technology towards zero-carbon fuel propulsion
- Committed to twelve retrofits through 2020 and 2021 as retrofitting provides
significantly more environmental benefits compared to newbuildings as confirmed
by DNV, and boosts an already efficient and clean fleet without adding capacity
- Collaborating with Hafnia on bunker procurement for economies of scale and
best in class logistics
BW LPG Limited ("BW LPG", the "Company", OSE ticker code: "BWLPG.OL") reported a
Q2 2020 net profit after tax of USD 62 million and a H1 2020 net profit after
tax of USD 143 million, yielding a H1 2020 annualised return on equity of 24%.
Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) income amounted to USD 149 million in Q2 2020 and
USD 311 million in H1 2020, mainly attributable to higher LPG spot rates and
higher fleet utilisation. Included in TCE income for the quarter is USD 17
million relating to the effects of IFRS 15 – Revenue from Contracts with
EBITDA was USD 113 million for the quarter and USD 239 million for H1 2020,
representing an EBITDA margin of approximately 77%. Earnings per share was USD
0.45 for Q2 2020 and USD 1.03 for H1 2020.
Net leverage ratio decreased to 46.2% at the end of the quarter, mainly due to
solid cash flows from operations, net of US$145 million in total dividends paid
for 2019 and Q1 2020.
The Board has declared a Q2 2020 cash dividend of USD 0.15 per share amounting
to USD 21 million. This brings total dividends declared for H1 2020 to USD 0.35
per share, amounting to USD 49 million. The shares will be traded ex-dividend
from 1 September 2020. The dividend will be payable on or about 11 September
2020 to shareholders on record as at 2 September 2020.
BW LPG is retrofitting the world's first LPG dual-fuel engines on BW Gemini and
BW Leo, taking the lead and advancing technology towards zero-carbon fuel
propulsion. The Company is committed to twelve retrofits through 2020 and 2021.
Retrofitting provides significantly more environmental benefits compared to
newbuildings as confirmed by DNV, and boosts an already efficient and clean
fleet without adding capacity.
BW LPG is collaborating with Hafnia on bunker procurement. Hafnia supports the
bunkering of over 450 ships and will bring economies of scale and best in class
logistics to BW LPG.
Although VLGC freight rates collapsed at the end of May, the market recovered
strongly towards the end of July and rates increased to over USD 50,000 per day
in early August. In 2021, a weaker outlook for U.S. LPG supply coupled with a
relatively high number of newbuild deliveries are expected to put downward
pressures on vessel utilisation.
Q2 2020 Quarterly Report
Please see attachments for the earnings presentation and financial information.
BW LPG Q2 2020 Earnings Presentation
BW LPG Q2 2020 and H1 2020 Financial Information
BW LPG will host an investor presentation at 14:00hrs CET today. The investor
presentation will be made by Anders Onarheim (CEO), Elaine Ong (CFO) and Niels
Rigault (EVP, Commercial).
The investor presentation will be available via audio webcast which can be
accessed at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/bj5vrz8g. The webcast will be
available on BW LPG’s website, www.bwlpg.com, as soon as possible after the
For further information, please contact:
Elaine Ong, CPA, CA
Chief Financial Officer
BW LPG Limited
Tel: +65 6705 5506
Head of Corporate Development and Investor Relations
BW LPG Limited
Tel: +65 6705 5519
About BW LPG
BW LPG is the world's leading owner and operator of LPG vessels, owning and
operating Very Large Gas Carriers (VLGC) with a total carrying capacity of over
3 million CBM. With five decades of operating experience in LPG shipping and
experienced seafarers and staff, BW LPG offers a flexible and reliable service
to customers. More information about BW LPG can be found at www.bwlpg.com.
BW LPG is associated with BW Group, one of the world's leading shipping groups.
BW Group controls a fleet of over 360 ships which includes product tankers, LNG
and LPG carriers, floating storage and regasification (FSRU) units, dry cargo
carriers, crude oil supertankers and floating production storage and offloading
This information is subject to disclosure requirements pursuant to Section 5-12
of the Norwegian Securities Trading Act.