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Tuesday 24 August, 2021

Global Ports Holding PLC

Financial results for the fifteen months ended 31 March 2021

Global Ports Holding PLC (GPH)
Global Ports Holding PLC: Financial results for the fifteen months ended 31 March 2021

24-Aug-2021 / 07:41 GMT/BST
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Global Ports Holding Plc

Financial results for the fifteen months ended 31 March 2021

Global Ports Holding Plc ("GPH" or "Group"), the world's largest independent cruise port operator, today announces its audited results for the fifteen months ended 31 March 2021.

Financial Summary 

15 months ended Mar 2021

12 months ended  Dec 2019

Restated10

 

 

 

Total Revenue ($m) 1

79.4

70.4

Adjusted Revenue ($m) 2

26.8

70.4

Cruise Revenue Ex IFRIC 12 ($m)3

17.5

63.0

Commercial Revenue ($m)

9.3

7.4

Segmental EBITDA ($m) 4

1.2

46.1

Cruise EBITDA ($m) 5

(1.7)

44.4

Commercial EBITDA ($m)

2.9

1.7

Adjusted EBITDA ($m)6

(6.7)

39.7

Operating Profit ($m)

(72.4)

1.9

Profit/(Loss) before tax ($m)

(122.7)

  (24.5)

Loss from continuing operations

(107.6)

(25.1)

Profit from discontinued operations

12.9

9.9

Profit/(Loss) after tax ($m)

 (94.7)

  (15.2)

Underlying (loss)/profit for the period ($m) 7

(11.1)

27.3

EPS (c)

(148.4)

(45.3)

Adjusted EPS (c) 8

(17.6)

43.5

DPS (c)

n/a

19.9

 

 

 

Net Debt

378.3

389.1

Net Debt excluding IFRS 16 Finance Lease

312.4

324.3

Cash and cash equivalents

170.6

63.8

 

 

 

KPIs

 

 

Passengers (m PAX) 9

1.3

5.3

General & Bulk Cargo ('000 tons)

166.9

154.2

Container Throughput ('000 TEU)

60.4

48.2

 

Emre Sayin, Chief Executive Officer, said:

"The Covid-19 crisis has caused unprecedented disruption to both, global economies and the global travel sector. The cruise industry effectively shut down for the first time in its history. However, GPH's flexible business model and our decisive actions to reduce costs early in the crisis means we have successfully navigated through this crisis.

Cruise volumes remain low versus historical standards, however activity levels are increasing.  In May 2021 there were just 48 cruise ships in service, in August 2021, this is expected to accelerate to 190 cruise ships. GPH currently expects a steady increase in cruise ship calls and passenger volumes over the remainder of the year.

Looking further out, passenger demand remains high and I am delighted that our recently completed financing agreement with Sixth Street provides us with the financial flexibility to grow our cruise port network as the industry emerges from the crisis."

 

Financial highlights

  • Total consolidated revenues were $79.4m in the period. Under IFRIC-12 the expenditure for certain construction activities in Nassau is recognised as operating expenses and added with a margin to the Group's revenue. Excluding the impact of IFRIC-12 construction revenue, which has no impact on cash generation, adjusted revenue was $26.8m. Management believe adjusted revenue is a better indicator of the performance of the business.
  • Segmental EBITDA was $1.2m and Adjusted EBITDA was -$6.7m. This relatively small loss at the Adjusted EBITDA level, despite the near complete shutdown of our cruise ports for most of the period, reflects the inherent flexibility of our business model and the swift and decisive actions taken to reduce costs.
  • Excluding IFRIC-12 construction revenue, Cruise revenue was $17.5m, compared to $63m during 2019 (where no IFRIC-12 construction revenue was reported), reflecting the global shutdown of the global cruise industry in response to the pandemic.
  • With the performance of Port Akdeniz reported as a discontinued operation, commercial port operations consist of Port of Adria only. Handling TEU Throughput of 60.4 thousand tonnes and general cargo of 166.9 thousand tonnes, Commercial revenue was $9.3m and Commercial EBITDA was $2.9m in the reporting period.
  • The operating loss of $72.4m in the period primarily reflects the impact of Covid-19 on Adjusted EBITDA as well Specific adjusting items. The operating loss is Adjusted EBITDA after depreciation and amortisation of $34.2m, of which $25.1m is amortisation of Port operating rights, and $31.0m of Specific adjusting items.
  • Loss from continuing operations was $122.7m, after a tax income principally due to a recognition of deferred tax assets, the loss from continuing operations was $107.6m. Profit from discontinued operations was $12.9m
  • Pre-IFRS 16 net debt was $312.4m at 31 March 2021 compared to $324.3m at 31 December 2019. Pre-IFRS 16 net debt is composed of $483.0m gross debt ($388.2m as of 31.12.2019) less Cash & cash equivalents of $170.6m ($63.8m)

 

Operating highlights

  • The unprecedented disruption to the global travel sector caused by Covid-19 meant that the cruise industry and our cruise ports effectively shut down in Q2 2020. While some ports and regions reopened in the summer of 2020 it is only now in the summer of 2021 that the industry is starting to meaningfully reopen. We welcomed just 1.3m passengers to our consolidated and managed ports in the reporting period. The majority of these passengers arrived in Q1 2020. Following the declaration of Covid-19 as a pandemic, passenger volumes for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 were only 69 thousand across the portfolio.
  • In January 2021, we announced the sale of Port Akdeniz to QTerminals W.L.L. for an enterprise value of $140m, effectively creating a pure play cruise operator. As a result, our financial results for the 15-month reporting period and comparative period, is reported excluding the impact of Port Akdeniz from the consolidation. The performance of Port Akdeniz is shown as a discontinued operation
  • After the end of the reporting period GPH entered into a five-year, senior secured loan agreement for up to $261.3m with the leading global investment firm Sixth Street. The loan agreement provides for two term loan facilities, an initial five-year term facility of $186.3m and an additional five-year growth facility of up to $75.0m, which will be used to provide flexible growth capital for GPH to pursue expansion opportunities at a dynamic juncture in the global cruise industry.
  • After the signing of the new loan agreement, the net proceeds of the initial facility, together with existing cash resources, were used to repay early the full outstanding amount of the 8.125% senior unsecured Eurobond, due November 2021, issued by GPH's wholly owned subsidiary Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S.

 

Outlook & current trading

By the end of the reporting period, only a small number of cruise lines were operational, sailing limited itineraries in a small number of geographic regions, including Asia and Europe. However, there has been a significant increase in activity since the end of the reporting period.

In May 2021, the CDC updated its policy on cruising, laying the foundations for a return to cruising from US ports before the end of June 2021. This was a watershed moment for the important North American and Caribbean cruise markets. With cruise lines requiring a 90-day lead time to get ships crewed and ready, the pick-up in cruises from mainland US ports is expected to occur in August and September.

This pick-up in activity can be seen in the planned itineraries of the major cruise lines. According to Cruise Industry News, in May 2021 there was just 48 cruise ships with a combined capacity of just 51,070 passengers in service. In August 2021, this is expected to accelerate to 190 cruise ships with a combined passenger capacity of 276,336, marginally below 50% of the global fleet and a 150% increase from June.

Perhaps more importantly, demand for cruising remains strong, with the major cruise lines continuing to report strong levels of demand. From a GPH perspective, we continue to see new reservations coming across most of our network and we are encouraged by the current cruise line reservation trends for 2022.

Taranto is already expected to have a record year and the pipeline of potential new cruise port opportunities is very encouraging. The effective creation of a pure-play cruise port operator and the signing a five-year loan agreement with growth funding, means we look to the future with renewed optimism and excitement.

Global Ports Holding will hold a capital markets presentation in Q4 2021 in which it will present on the outlook for the business, including financial expectations for the reporting period to end March 2023.

 

Notes - For full definitions and explanations of each Alternative Performance measures in this statement please refer to the section at the end of this document.

  1. All $ refers to United States Dollar unless otherwise stated
  2. Adjusted Revenue is calculated as total revenue excluding IFRIC-12 revenue for Nassau Cruise Port
  3. Cruise Revenue is the sum of revenues of consolidated and managed portfolio excluding IFRIC-12 revenue for Nassau Cruise Port
  4. Segmental EBITDA is calculated as income/(loss) before tax after adding back: interest; depreciation; amortisation; unallocated expenses; and specific adjusting items
  5. EBITDA allocated to the Cruise segment is the sum of EBITDA of consolidated cruise ports and pro-rata Net Profit of equity accounted associates La Goulette, Lisbon, Singapore, Venice and Pelican Peak, and the contribution from management agreements
  6. Adjusted EBITDA calculated as Segmental EBITDA less unallocated (holding company) expenses
  7. Underlying Profit is calculated as profit / (loss) for the year after adding back: amortisation expense in relation to Port Operation Rights, non-cash provisional income and expenses, non-cash foreign exchange transactions and specific non-recurring expenses and income. Adjusted earnings per share is calculated as underlying profit divided by weighted average number of shares
  8. Adjusted earnings per share is calculated as underlying profit divided by weighted average number of shares
  9. Passenger numbers refer to consolidated and managed portfolio consolidation perimeter, hence it excludes equity accounted associate ports La Goulette, Lisbon Singapore and Venice.
  10. Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

 

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CONTACT

 

 

For investor, analyst and financial media enquiries:

 

For media enquiries:

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Global Ports Holding

Martin Brown

 

Ceylan Erzi

Telephone: +44 (0) 7947 163 687

 

Telephone: +90 212 244 44 40

Email: [email protected]

 

Email: [email protected]

 

A copy of this report will be available on our website www.globalportsholding.com today from 0700hrs (BST).

Business Review

As the Covid-19 crisis that began in Asia during the first quarter of the reporting period started to spread, we reacted quickly. The Board and Senior Management took several significant actions to protect the balance sheet, preserve cash, and secure the long-term future of the Group.

Actions taken included employment measures such as work week, salary and benefit reductions, where possible. A small redundancy programme was also carried out. During the Reporting Period, the Group benefited from various incentive and support schemes announced by the governments in our countries of operation to help alleviate the negative effects of the Covid-19 outbreak.

These schemes included programs such as partial payment of employee costs and related tax liabilities by the government. We also applied for short-term work allowances and took advantage of opportunities such as postponing payments for social security costs.

Flexible cost base

The seasonal nature of the cruise industry means that our cruise ports have always contended with daily, weekly and monthly changes in their resourcing needs. Therefore, our cost base has been structured to be inherently flexible, with third parties and contractors used to manage much of the volume related work across our cruise and commercial ports. This means that most of our costs rise and fall with volume, with third parties and contractors utilised to best match each ports' resourcing needs day-to-day.

This outsourced model means that a high percentage of our costs automatically expand and contract in line with activity levels. The flexibility of this model played a pivotal role in protecting the business and preserving cash during the Covid-19 crisis.

Our Cost of Sales, excluding depreciation and adjusted for the change in cruise port perimeter (Antigua and Nassau only partially accounted for in 2019) and excluding the impact of the discontinued operations, contracted 47% - which compares to a revenue contraction on the same basis of 73% compared to 2019. The extent of the decline demonstrates the flexibility of our business model and cost base.

Waivers and deferrals

In response to the shutdown of the cruise industry, we engaged with our banking partners across the Group regarding our current financial liabilities and covenant compliance, ultimately agreeing on deferrals and waivers where needed.

Our banking and financing partners understood the unique nature of Covid-19 and its impact on our business and demonstrated trust in the long-term sustainability of the GPH cruise port business. Some of the project finance facilities of the Group contain maintenance covenants, and where required banks agreed to waive covenant compliance at no cost to the Group. For some of the bank loans at OpCo level our financing partners agreed to reduce the debt service by allowing payment of interest in kind or the deferral of debt service.

We also engaged with our port authority and local government partners regarding our concession fee liabilities, agreeing on several deferrals or waivers of concession fees.

Capital expenditure

All but essential capital expenditure was suspended across our portfolio during the period, with only committed CAPEX at our new ports in the Caribbean continuing. We invested $16.0m in Antigua, funded through the drawdown of a bank loan from a syndicate of regional lenders.

In Antigua, the initial investment phase was completed in the period, the port infrastructure has been expanded and the port now has five berths, up from four. The new fifth pier means that once planned dredging is complete, Antigua Cruise Port will be able to a handle the largest cruise ships in the world.

In Nassau, we commenced the construction phase of the project during the period, investing $60.8m during the period. This investment was funded by the $124.5m proceeds of the bond offering in June 2020. The marine works in Nassau are expected to be completed by the end of calendar year 2021 and work recently commenced on the second phase of the program, the landside works. 

The committed investments in Nassau Cruise Port are progressing as planned. The financing of the remaining works will be provided by additional debt and equity capital, to be raised as needed. As a first step in June 2021, Nassau Cruise Port raised $40m additional non-recourse financing from an institutional US-based investor, with a final maturity of 20 years.

Sale of Port Akdeniz

In January 2021, we completed the sale of Port Akdeniz to QTerminals W.L.L. for an enterprise value of $140m. After deducting the net debt and debt-like items of Port Akdeniz, the equity value was $115m before transaction-related costs and expenses, with QTerminals withholding $11.5m which is expected to be released in Q4-2021. The net cash inflow in the reporting period for the Group after deducting expenses and costs related to the sale, and net of cash disposed of was $99.9m.

The disposal meant that GPH effectively became effectively a pure-play global cruise port operator. The board is currently considering its options regarding Port of Adria, the Group's remaining commercial port, including a potential disposal.

New loan agreement and Eurobond refinancing

On 7 April 2021, the Company launched a tender offer for the Eurobond notes, paying an average price of $899.4 for each $1,000 principal of the notes, and spending $44.7m in total, reducing the outstanding nominal amount of the Eurobond to $200.3m at the time.

On 14 May 2021, the Company entered a five-year, senior secured loan agreement for up to $261.3m with the leading global investment firm, Sixth Street. The loan agreement provides for two-term loan facilities, an initial five-year term facility of $186.3m and an additional five-year growth facility of up to $75m.

In July 2021, the net proceeds of the initial facility, together with existing cash resources, were used to redeem the outstanding amount of the 8.125% Eurobond in full.

As part of the financing arrangement with Sixth Street and following a General Meeting on 9 June 2021, the Company issued warrants to Sixth Street representing 9.0% of GPH's fully-diluted share capital exercisable for a subscription price equal to the nominal value per share. The utilisation of the $75m growth facility will result in the issuing of warrants representing up to an additional 3.75% on a fully diluted basis. The warrants will become exercisable by Sixth Street upon certain specific events, including the acceleration, repayment in full or termination of the loan, de-listing of GPH or a change of control.

The additional five-year growth facility of up to $75m provides the financial flexibility to support our ambitions to be the cruise port operator of choice for leading cruise port stakeholders all over the world. We look forward to using this capital to continue to expand the business and take advantage of the current significant pipeline of growth opportunities.

Cruise - Review

 

15 months ended Mar 2021

12 months ended  Dec 2019

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

70.1

63.0

Ex-IFRIC-12 Cruise Revenue ($m)

17.5

63.0

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m) 

(1.7)

44.4

Total Passengers (m)

  1.3

  5.3

 

 

 

Creuers (Barcelona and Malaga)

 

 

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

1.9

31.3

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m)

(2.7)

20.5

 

 

 

Nassau Cruise Port

 

 

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

58.8

2.5

Ex-IFRIC 12 Cruise Revenue ($m)

6.2

2.5

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m)

0.4

1.8

 

 

 

Valletta Cruise Port

 

 

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

4.2

13.9

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m)

2.1

8.0

 

 

 

Ege Port

 

 

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

0.9

6.5

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m)

(0.4)

4.6

 

 

 

Antigua Cruise Port

 

 

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

2.8

1.8

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m)

0.6

1.2

 

 

 

Other Cruise

 

 

Cruise Revenue ($m) 

1.5

7.1

Cruise Segmental EBITDA ($m)

(1.7)

8.3

 

 

  • We welcomed 1.3m passengers to our consolidated and managed portfolio ports in the reporting period. The majority of this passenger volume was generated in Q1-2020 prior to the emergence of Covid-19 as a global pandemic. Q1 of the calendar year is part of the high season for our Caribbean ports in Nassau and Antigua, which joined the Group towards the end of 2019. After Covid-19 was declared a pandemic, total traffic for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021 was only 69 thousand passengers across the portfolio.
  • Cruise revenue was $70.1m, due to the application of IFRIC-12 for Nassau Cruise Port the CAPEX incurred for this project is accounted for as operating expenses and revenue. In the reporting period IFRIC-12 construction revenue increased Cruise revenue by $52.6m. The expenditure for the construction activities is recognised as operating expenses. IFRIC-12 has no impact on cash generation. Excluding the impact of IFRIC-12 construction revenue Cruise revenue was $17.5m, reflecting global shutdown of the global cruise industry in response to the pandemic.
  • Revenue during the first quarter 2020 was $11.0m - despite the near complete shut-down of the cruise traffic during the remainder of the Reporting Period, the Group still generated $6.5m of Cruise revenues.
  • Cruise EBITDA was -$1.7m, this relatively modest EBITDA loss reflects the flexible cost base inherent in the business model and the actions taken to reduce costs.
  • Successful bid for a 20-year concession for Taranto Cruise Port, Italy. Shortly after the period end the concession agreement was signed and operations started.
  • Our joint venture partner, Baleària Group was selected for a 35-year concession for Valencia port, Spain, with GPH to manage the cruise port operations. The final concession agreement for this port is expected to be signed before the end of the current period.
  • Despite the impact of Covid-19, our significant investment plans for our new Caribbean ports continued. In June 2020, GPH raised $124.5m through a bond offering to invest in Nassau Cruise Port and $60.8m was invested into Nassau Cruise Port in the period, with the focus on the marine works, which will increase the port's berthing capacity.  In Antigua $16.0m was invested to complete the fifth pier of the port.
  • Phase two of the Nassau Cruise Port project is now underway, this phase will involve completing the marine works, which includes material purchases, an expansion of the berthing capacity of the port, and upgrades to existing infrastructure. In 2021, phase two will see the completion of the landside works, including the new arrivals terminal and plaza, Junkanoo Museum, retail Market Place, amphitheatre, and other food and beverage and entertainment spaces. The project will also see the port integrated into Bay Street with the expectation that it will serve as a catalyst for the wider development of downtown Nassau. Transforming not just Nassau Cruise Port into one of the iconic cruise destinations in the world but also transforming the experience for cruise passengers, locals and the cruise lines, while generating local jobs and driving economic growth.

 

Commercial - Review

 

Commercial

15 months ended Mar 2021

12 months ended  Dec 2019

Commercial Revenue ($m) 

9.3

7.4

Commercial Segmental EBITDA ($m) 

2.9

1.7

General Cargo ('000 tonnes)

166.9

154.2

Throughput ('000 TEU)

60.4

48.2

 

  • With the performance of Port Akdeniz reported as a discontinued operation, commercial port operations consist of Port of Adria only.
  • TEU Throughout 60.4 thousand tonnes and general cargo of 166.9 thousand tonnes
  • Commercial revenue was $9.3m in the reporting period
    • Commercial EBITDA of $2.9m. compared to USD 1.7 million in 2019. Covid 19 also impacted commercial volumes at Port of Adria, not all growth plans could be realised. Nevertheless, Port of Adria showed a solid performance with 34% growth in EBITDA compared to 2019 (adjusted for the different length of the two reporting periods).
  • As a result of the sale of Port Akdeniz and the effective creation of a pure-play cruise port operator, the Board of Global Ports Holding is considering its options in regard to Port of Adria, including its potential sale. 

 

Financial Overview

Total consolidated revenues were $79.4m in the period. Excluding the impact of IFRIC-12 construction revenue, which has no impact on cash generation, adjusted revenue was $26.8m. Management believe adjusted revenue is a better indicator of the performance of the business.

Segmental EBITDA was $1.2m and Adjusted EBITDA was -$6.7m. This relatively small loss at the Adjusted EBITDA level, despite the near complete shutdown of our cruise ports for most of the period, reflects the inherent flexibility of our business model and the swift and decisive actions taken to reduce costs.

Cruise revenue was $70.1m, excluding IFRIC-12 construction revenue, Cruise revenue was $17.5m, compared to $63m during 2019, reflecting the impact of the global shutdown of the global cruise industry in response to the pandemic.

With the performance of Port Akdeniz reported as a discontinued operation, commercial port operations consist of Port of Adria only. Commercial revenue was $9.3m and Commercial EBITDA was $2.9m in the reporting period.

Unallocated expenses

Unallocated expenses, which consist of Holding Company costs, were $7.9m for the Reporting Period compared to $6.4m for the shorter Reporting Period for the year to end December 2019. In addition, during 2019 the unallocated EBITDA included income from management contracts.

Adjusted for the difference in months and excluding the impact from management contracts, the Unallocated expenses declined 26% reflecting the saving measures taken by management starting Q2-2020 partially offset by higher consulting expenses including audit fees.

Operating loss

The operating loss of $72.4m primarily reflects the impact of Covid-19 on Adjusted EBITDA as well as increased Specific adjusting items. The operating loss is Adjusted EBITDA after depreciation and amortisation of $34.2m, of which $25.1m is amortisation of port operating rights, and $31.0m of specific adjusting items.

Specific adjusting items in operating loss

Specific adjusting items primarily reflects $12.0m of impairment losses related to Port of Adria and Venice Cruise Port, $11.1m of project expenses, which comprised of expenses for the Eurobond refinancing including the proposed Scheme of Arrangement and expenses for a major Caribbean project incurred mainly during the early part of the Reporting Period and $8.5m of provisions.

Finance Costs

The Group's net finance charge in the Reporting Period was $50.8m compared to $31.9m in 2019. In addition to the impact of the longer reporting period, the increase was driven primarily by an increase in non-cash foreign exchange losses. The Finance charge of $80.8m primarily comprised of a $39.0m impact from TL fluctuation against other currencies, which resulted in significant non-cash losses, when revaluing the Eurobond debt as this was issued by a Turkish Lira denominated, 100% owned subsidiary, along with non-cash revaluations on Turkish entities foreign currency dominated liabilities of $1.2m and interest expense on loans and borrowings of $30.3m.

Finance income of $30.0m compromised comprised a $29.4m impact of non-cash revaluations on Turkish entities foreign currency dominated assets. Interest expenses of $35.3m compares to $28.5m in 2019 an increase primarily driven by additional borrowing at Nassau in form of the bond raised in June 2020 and Antigua project finance loan drawdowns, offset by scheduled repayment of other borrowings and the impact of discontinued operations.

Taxation

The Group's effective tax rate was 13.2% for the Reporting Period compared to 26.3% in 2019. Global Ports Holding is a multinational group and is liable for taxation in multiple jurisdictions worldwide. As a result of the loss before tax of $122.1m, the Group generates a tax income of $15.1m, mainly driven by a non-cash Deferred tax benefit, compared to a tax expense of $0.6m in 2019. The Group pays corporate tax due to specific components being profitable; however, due to group tax relief restrictions, losses created on other components cannot necessarily be utilised at the consolidated level. On a cash basis, the Group's income taxes paid amounted to $0.4m compared to $3.8m in 2019.

Underlying loss for the period

Underlying loss for the period was $11.1m primarily reflecting the loss after tax adjusted for port operating rights amortisation expense of $25.1m, unhedged portion of investment hedging on Global Liman $39.0m, impairment losses of $12.0m and non-cash provisional expenses $9.5m.

Earnings per share

The Group's Basic earnings per share from continuing operations was a loss of -141.2c (FY 2019: 45.3c), this decrease is in line with the decreases in loss/profit for the year attributable to owners of the company to -$80.3m. Underlying earnings per share is underlying loss/profit divided by weighted average number of shares. Adjusted earnings per share of was -17.6c.

Cash flow and investment

The group generated an Adjusted EBITDA $-6.7m in the Reporting Period. Change in working capital in the period generated a cash inflow of $24.5m, offset by other operating outflows of $7.8m which mainly comprised of cash portion of Project Expenses included in Specific adjusting items, contributing to a positive Operating cash flow of $9.9m.

Net interest expense of $31.4m, reflects the cash costs of the outstanding gross debt mainly driven by the Eurobond of Global Liman. Net capital expenditure including advances, primarily reflects the continued investment into Antigua Cruise Port, $16.0m and Nassau Cruise Port, $56.8m.

The change in Gross Debt due to cashflows of $104.9m is mainly due to successful issuance of the Nassau bond of $124.5m during the reporting period, offset by repayment of existing debt outstanding in Nassau at the time. With respect to other outstanding debt of the Group, the only other borrowing which has shown a material increase during the reporting period is the Antigua bank financing funding CAPEX in Antigua. Other borrowings were repaid in line with their respective repayment profile.

Major positive cash contribution was derived from the sale of Port Akdeniz (net inflow of $99.9m excluding the deferred compensation) and the positive cash flow generated from this port until the sale closed of $24.4m.

Cash flow ($m)

15 months end Mar 2021

Operating (loss)  /Profit

(72.4)

Depreciation and Amortisation

34.2

Specific Adjusting Items

31.0

Share of (loss) / profit of equity-accounted investees

0.5

Adjusted EBITDA

(6.7)

Working capital

24.5

Other

(7.8)

Operating Cash flow

9.9

Net interest expense

(31.4)

Tax paid

(0.4)

Net capital expenditure incl. advances

(93.7)

Free cash flow

(115.7)

Investments

(2.9)

Change in Gross Debt

104.9

Dividends

1.4

Disposals

99.9

Cash flow from discontinued operations

24.4

Net Cash flow

112.1

 

Debt

Gross debt at 31 March 2021 was $548.9m compared to $453.0m at 31 December 2019. Excluding IFRS-16 finance leases gross debt at 31 March 2021 was $483.0m compared to $388.2m at 31 December 2019. The increase in the gross debt pre IFRS-16 finance lease liabilities was primarily driven by the $124.5m new bond issued in Nassau for investment into the port and the drawdown on the banking facility for invent investment into Antigua Cruise Port, partially offset by scheduled repayment of other borrowings and the sale of Port Akdeniz, which had $34.3m of borrowings outstanding as of 31 December 2019.

Pre-IFRS 16 net debt was $312.4m at 31 March 2021 compared to $324.3m at 31 December 2019. This decrease was driven by the movement in gross debt described above, more than offset by the net proceeds from the sale of Port Akdeniz in the reporting period. After period end, GPH refinanced the $250m Eurobond due in November 2021, through a combination of proceeds from Port Akdeniz sale and a new five-year, senior secured loan agreement for up to $261.3m with the leading global investment firm Sixth Street. The loan agreement provides for two term loan facilities, an initial five-year term facility of $186.3m and an additional five-year growth facility of up to $75.0m, which remains undrawn as of today.

Dividend

In light of the significant impact of the Covid-19 outbreak on the Group the board elected to suspend the dividend in March 2020. Although the outlook is improving there continues to be significant uncertainty, therefore the board will not be recommending the payment of a final dividend for 2021 at the Company's forthcoming AGM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note

 

15 Month period ended

31 March  2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Restated*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

5

 

79,399

 

70,398

 

Cost of sales

6

 

(98,090)

 

(48,152)

 

Gross (loss) / profit

 

 

(18,691)

 

22,246

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other income

8

 

2,878

 

1,663

 

Selling and marketing expenses

 

 

(1,622)

 

(2,054)

 

Administrative expenses

7

 

(20,211)

 

(13,063)

 

Impairment loss on trade receivables and contract assets

 

 

(1,339)

 

(300)

 

Other expenses

8

 

(33,369)

 

(6,632)

 

Operating (loss) / profit

 

 

(72,354)

 

1,860

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finance income

9

 

30,047

 

7,274

 

Finance costs

9

 

(80,814)

 

(39,223)

 

Net finance costs

 

 

(50,767)

 

(31,949)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share of (loss) / profit of equity-accounted investees

12

 

465

 

5,580

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss before tax

 

 

(122,656)

 

(24,509)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tax income / (expense)

 

 

15,061

 

(588)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loss from continuing operations

 

 

(107,595)

 

(25,097)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Profit from discontinued operations

4

 

12,906

 

9,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Loss for the period / year

 

 

(94,689)

 

(15,219)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) / Profit for the period / year attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

 

(80,313)

 

(18,558)

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

(14,376)

 

3,339

 

 

 

 

(94,689)

 

(15,219)

 

 

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

Note

 

15 month period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other comprehensive income

 

 

 

 

 

 

Items that will not be reclassified subsequently

to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remeasurement of defined benefit liability

 

 

(156)

 

(40)

 

Income tax relating to items that will not be reclassified subsequently to profit or loss

 

 

39

 

9

 

 

 

 

(117)

 

(31)

 

Items that may be reclassified subsequently

to profit or loss

 

 

 

 

 

 

Foreign currency translation differences

 

 

65,014

 

14,774

 

Cash flow hedges - effective portion of changes in fair value

 

 

469

 

335

 

Cash flow hedges - realized amounts transferred to income statement

 

 

(244)

 

(246)

 

Equity accounted investees - share of OCI

 

 

(872)

 

--

 

Losses on a hedge of a net investment

 

 

(45,209)

 

(24,725)

 

 

 

 

19,158

 

(9,862)

 

Other comprehensive income / (loss) for the period / year, net of income tax

 

 

19,041

 

(9,893)

 

Total comprehensive income / (loss) for the period / year

 

 

(75,648)

 

(25,112)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total comprehensive income / (loss) attributable to:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owners of the Company

 

 

(64,987)

 

(26,757)

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

(10,661)

 

1,645

 

 

 

 

(75,648)

 

(25,112)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic and diluted earnings / (loss) per share

(cents per share)

16

 

(127.8)

 

(29.5)

 

Basic and diluted earnings / (loss) per share

(cents per share) - continuing operations

16

 

(148.4)

 

(45.3)

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

  Note

 

As at 31 March

2021

(USD '000)

 

As at 31 December

2019

(USD '000)

 

Non-current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property and equipment

10

 

126,858

 

130,511

 

Intangible assets

10

 

331,910

 

424,618

 

Right of use assets

18

 

87,469

 

81,123

 

Investment property

19

 

2,198

 

2,139

 

Goodwill

 

 

13,485

 

13,485

 

Equity-accounted investments

12

 

18,776

 

26,637

 

Due from related parties

20

 

8,125

 

6,811

 

Deferred tax assets

 

 

11,137

 

2,179

 

Other non-current assets

 

 

2,638

 

4,577

 

 

 

 

602,596

 

692,080

 

Current assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trade and other receivables

 

 

26,162

 

31,022

 

Due from related parties

20

 

324

 

771

 

Other investments

 

 

63

 

71

 

Other current assets

 

 

12,371

 

3,916

 

Inventories

 

 

903

 

1,393

 

Prepaid taxes

 

 

238

 

1,846

 

Cash and cash equivalents

13

 

170,599

 

63,780

 

 

 

 

210,660

 

102,799

 

Total assets

 

 

813,256

 

794,879

 

 

 

 

-

 

 

 

Current liabilities

Loans and borrowings

15

 

295,200

 

62,691

 

Other financial liabilities

 

 

2,925

 

4,536

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

39,236

 

21,367

 

Due to related parties

20

 

1,253

 

1,317

 

Current tax liabilities

 

 

157

 

2,725

 

Provisions

 

 

7,640

 

2,043

 

 

 

 

346,411

 

94,679

 

Non-current liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

Loans and borrowings

15

 

253,734

 

390,299

 

Other financial liabilities

 

 

55,249

 

50,394

 

Trade and other payables

 

 

12

 

--

 

Deferred tax liabilities

 

 

49,323

 

84,715

 

Provisions

 

 

21,221

 

18,175

 

Employee benefits

 

 

344

 

869

 

Derivative financial liabilities

 

 

399

 

485

 

 

 

 

380,282

 

544,937

 

Total liabilities

 

 

726,693

 

639,616

 

Net assets

 

 

86,563

 

155,263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity

 

 

 

 

 

 

Share capital

14

 

811

 

811

 

Legal reserves

14

 

6,014

 

13,144

 

Share based payment reserves

14

 

239

 

239

 

Hedging reserves

14

 

(41,951)

 

(220,029)

 

Translation reserves

14

 

58,779

 

213,715

 

Retained earnings

 

 

(12,151)

 

61,053

 

Equity attributable to equity holders of the Company

 

 

11,741

 

68,933

 

Non-controlling interests

 

 

74,822

 

86,330

 

Total equity

 

 

86,563

 

155,263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

(USD '000)

Notes

 

Share capital

Legal

reserves

Share based payment reserves

Hedging reserves

Translation reserves

Retained earnings

 

 

Total

Non-controlling interests

Total

equity

Balance at 1 January 2020

 

811

13,144

239

(220,029)

213,715

61,053

68,933

86,330

155,263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) / income for the period

 

--

--

--

--

--

(80,313)

(80,313)

(14,376)

(94,689)

Other comprehensive (loss) / income for the period

 

--

--

--

(45,856)

61,299

(117)

15,326

3,715

19,041

Total comprehensive (loss) / income for the period

 

--

--

--

(45,856)

61,299

(80,430)

(64,987)

(10,661)

(75,648)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contribution and distributions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transfer to legal reserves

14(b)

--

(1,276)

--

--

--

1,276

--

--

--

Dividends

14(c)

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

(237)

(237)

Total contributions and distributions

 

--

(1,276)

--

--

--

1,276

--

(237)

(237)

Changes in ownership interest

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equity injection

3(ii)

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

483

483

Acquisition of minority shareholding

3(i)

--

--

--

--

--

96

96

(1,801)

(1,705)

Acquisition of subsidiary with non-controlling interest

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

708

708

Disposal of subsidiary

4

--

(5,854)

--

223,934

(216,235)

5,854

7,699

--

7,699

Total changes in ownership interest

 

--

(5,854)

--

223,934

(216,235)

5,950

7,795

(610)

7,185

Total transactions with owners of the Company

 

--

(7,130)

--

223,934

(216,235)

7,226

7,795

(847)

6,948

Balance at 31 March 2021

 

811

6,014

239

(41,951)

58,779

(12,151)

11,741

74,822

86,563

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

(USD '000)

Notes

 

Share capital

Legal

reserves

Share based payment reserves

Hedging reserves

Translation reserves

Retained earnings

 

 

Total

Non-controlling interests

Total

equity

Balance at 1 January 2019

 

811

13,030

--

(195,393)

197,247

108,981

124,676

91,045

215,721

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(Loss) / income for the year

 

--

--

--

--

--

(18,558)

(18,558)

3,339

(15,219)

Other comprehensive (loss) / income for the year

 

--

--

--

(24,636)

16,468

(31)

(8,199)

(1,694)

(9,893)

Total comprehensive (loss) / income for the year

 

--

--

--

(24,636)

16,468

(18,589)

(26,757)

1,645

(25,112)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with owners of the Company

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transactions with non-controlling interest

 

--

--

--

--

--

--

--

6

6

Transfer to legal reserves

14 (b) i

--

114

--

--

--

(114)

--

--

--

Equity settled share-based payment expenses

 

--

--

239

--

--

--

239

--

239

Dividends

14 (c)

--

--

--

--

--

(29,225)

(29,225)

(6,366)

(35,591)

Total contributions and distributions

 

--

114

239

--

--

(29,339)

(28,986)

(6,360)

(35,346)

Total transactions with owners of the Company

 

--

114

239

(24,636)

16,468

(47,928)

(55,743)

(4,715)

(60,458)

Balance at 31 December 2019

 

811

13,144

239

(220,029)

213,715

61,053

68,933

86,330

155,263

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

 

 

 

Note

15 month Period ended 31 March 2021

(USD '000)

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

 

 

 

Restated *

Cash flows from operating activities

 

 

 

Loss for the period / year

 

(94,689)

(15,219)

Adjustments for:

 

 

 

Depreciation of PPE, and RoU assets, and amortization expense

10, 11, 18, 19

34,209

25,906

Impairment losses on intangible / tangible assets

11

3,941

--

Impairment losses on investments

12

8,410

--

Share of profit of equity-accounted investees, net of tax

12

(465)

(5,580)

Gain on sale of discontinued operation, net of tax

4

(9,071)

--

Gain on disposal of property plant and equipment

 

--

(17)

Finance costs (excluding foreign exchange differences)

 

36,867

23,645

Finance income (excluding foreign exchange differences)

 

(626)

(225)

Foreign exchange differences on finance costs and income, net

 

14,526

6,006

Income tax (benefit) / expense

 

(15,417)

588

Employment termination indemnity reserve

 

50

33

Equity settled share-based payment expenses

 

--

239

Provision charges

 

7,739

544

Operating cash flow before changes in operating assets and liabilities

 

(14,526)

35,920

Changes in:

 

 

 

- trade and other receivables

 

5,922

(11,106)

- other current assets

 

3,480

(1,011)

- related party receivables

 

(397)

(6,619)

- other non-current assets

 

2,508

280

- trade and other payables

 

14,386

(10,645)

- related party payables

 

(65)

591

- Post-employment benefits paid

 

(32)

(22)

- provisions

 

(1,350)

8,585

Cash generated by operations before benefit and tax payments

 

9,926

15,973

Income taxes paid

 

(442)

(3,781)

Net cash generated from operating activities

 

9,484

12,192

Cash inflows from operating activities on discontinued operations

 

27,163

24,927

Investing activities

 

 

 

Acquisition of property and equipment

10

(27,913)

(12,757)

Acquisition of intangible assets

11

(56,557)

(8,110)

Acquisition of a lease asset

 

--

(21,000)

Proceeds from sale of property and equipment

 

392

33

Disposal of discontinued operation, net of cash disposed of

4

99,943

--

Bank interest received

 

153

147

Dividends from equity accounted investees

 

1,647

2,849

Proceeds from sale of other investments in FVTPL instruments

 

--

13,184

Investment in equity accounted investee

 

(570)

(61)

Acquisition of subsidiary, net of cash acquired

 

(2,816)

(5)

Advances given for fixed assets

 

(9,668)

--

Net cash (used in)/from investing activities

 

4,611

(25,720)

Cash used in investing activities of discontinued operations

 

(1,560)

(3,287)

Financing activities

 

 

 

Equity injection by minorities to subsidiaries

 

482

7

Dividends paid to equity owners

14(c)

--

(29,225)

Dividends paid to NCIs

14(c)

(237)

(5,062)

Interest paid

 

(31,545)

(26,164)

Proceeds from loans and borrowings

 

161,096

42,021

Repayment of borrowings

 

(52,318)

(16,864)

Payment of lease liabilities

 

(3,922)

(2,720)

Net cash from / (used in) financing activities

 

73,556

(38,007)

Cash used in financing activities of discontinued operations

 

(1,167)

17,242

Net increase / (decrease in cash and cash equivalents

 

112,087

(12,653)

Effect of foreign exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

 

(5,268)

(3,396)

Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of year

13

63,780

79,829

Cash and cash equivalents at end of 15-month period / year

13

170,599

63,780

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

 

 

 

The accompanying notes form part of these financial statements.

 

1  Basis of preparation

 

Global Ports Holding PLC is a public company incorporated in the United Kingdom and registered in England and Wales under the Companies Act 2006. The address of the registered office is 34 Brook Street 3rd Floor, London W1K 5DN, United Kingdom. Global Ports Holding PLC is the parent company of Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. and its subsidiaries (the "Existing Group"). The majority shareholder of the Company is Global Yatırım Holding.

 

The financial information for 15 month period ended 31 March 2021 contained in this News Release was approved by the Board on 23 August 2021. These condensed Financial Statements for 15 month period ended 31 March 2021 have been prepared in accordance with the Disclosure Guidance and Transparency Rules of the Financial Conduct Authority. They have been prepared in accordance with EU endorsed International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRSs") but do not comply with the full disclosure requirements of these standards. The financial information set out above does not constitute the company's statutory accounts for 15 month period ended 31 March 2021 or for the year ended 31 December 2019.

 

Statutory financial statements for 15 month period ended 31 March 2021, which have been prepared on a going concern basis, will be delivered to the Registrar of Companies in due course. The auditor has reported on those financial statements. Their report was not qualified, did not include a reference to any matters to which the auditors drew attention by way of emphasis without qualifying their report, and did not contain a statement under Section 498 (2) or (3) of the Companies Act 2006.

 

Accounting policies

 

With the exception of those changes described below the accounting policies adopted of these Condensed Financial Statements are consistent with those described on pages 140 - 160 of the Annual Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 December 2019.

 

In 15 month period ended 31 March 2021, the Group has implemented the decisions taken by IASB, published on May 2020, easing to provide lessees with an exemption from assessing whether a COVID-19-related rent concession is a lease modification. On issuance, the practical expedient was limited to rent concessions for which any reduction in lease payments affects only payments originally due on or before 30 June 2021, but period was extended by IASB since the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are ongoing and significant. The Group has applied this interpretation in the financial period started at 1 January 2020. The impact of that application is limited and caused the Group to recognise an additional USD 682 thousand of other income.

 

Going concern

 

The Group's business activities, together with the factors likely to affect its future development, performance and position are set out in the Commercial and Cruise business models on pages 10 to 13. The financial position of the Group, its cash flows, liquidity position and borrowing facilities are described in the financial review on pages 35 to 41. In addition, Notes 3 and 37 to the financial statements include the Group's objectives, policies and processes for managing its capital; its financial risk management objectives; details of its financial instruments and hedging activities; and its exposures to credit risk and liquidity risk.

 

The Group's portfolio consists of investments in or management of 19 cruise ports and one commercial port in 12 countries which diversifies economic and political risks. As a consequence, the Directors believe that the Group is well placed to manage its business risks successfully because of the benefits of diversification.

 

The principal events and conditions identified by the Group that have the most significant impact on the going concern of the Group are:

 

(a) the passenger levels that will be observed during the Going Concern assessment period of not less than 12 months from the date of approval of these Annual Report and Accounts in view of the COVID-19 situation and the associated effect on Group revenues and cash position;

 

(b) the stability of commercial operations and cargo/container volumes at Port of Adria related to macro-economic factors such as trade tariffs and their associated impact on global economies, and

 

(c) maintaining liquidity based on current debt facilities along with covenant compliance on those facilities.

 

The Covid-19 outbreak that spread across the globe and preventive actions that have been taken into place to respond to the outbreak causes disruptions to business activities in all countries and affect the economic conditions adversely, both locally and globally. As a result of this outbreak, Group has faced significant amount of cancellation in cruise calls throughout the reporting period in its Cruise business. Management has taken major actions such as cancellation of dividend payments, postponement of wages of Board of Directors, reduction in consultancies, cessation of marketing activities and travels unless necessary, and stopping new port investments expect those required.

 

The Group has benefited from various incentives and exceptions announced by the governments of the operating countries, to eliminate the negative effects of the Covid-19 outbreak. These incentives and exceptions are supportive programs such as paying a certain part of the personnel salaries and related tax liabilities by the government and delaying the debts to the public or banks. Group applied for short-term work allowances and took advantage of opportunities such as postponing payments for social security cuts. In this way, personnel expenses were reduced, and the cash flow balance was maintained through the deferral of payments, including tax payments, regarding personnel salaries.

 

The Group has successfully addressed the refinancing of the Group's USD 250 million Eurobond issued by Global Liman with a maturity of 14 November 2021. In May 2021, the Group has entered a new five-year, senior secured loan agreement for up to USD 261.3 million with the leading global investment firm Sixth Street to refinance the remaining Eurobond in full. The Sixth Street loan agreement reached financial close and the Eurobond has been refinanced in full at the end of July 2021. Under the terms of the Facility Agreement, the Company will have the ability to select from a range of interest payment options including an all-cash interest rate, a cash interest rate of LIBOR +5.25% plus PIK rate, or a PIK only rate of LIBOR +8.5% up until December 2022. The loan repayment is repaid with a bullet payment at final maturity in year 2026. Accordingly, the Group, at its discretion, will not be required to make any debt service (principal or interest) until year-end 2022 for this loan facility.

Additionally, management has contacted to the banks related to its current financial liabilities, and covenant compliance for Port of Adria has been waived and postponed until early 2022, and covenants compliance for Valletta Cruise Port and Barcelona Port Investment has been waived until 2021 year-end.

As of the date of this report, Cruise operations have restarted again since the closing of cruise operations in March 2020. The expectation of the sector, underpinned by agreement on health protocols with relevant authorities to contain the risk of spread of Covid-19, is a gradual revamp of cruise operations all over the world until a return to operation of the all cruise ships by the end of the year 2021. The Group, in conjunction with the leading companies of the cruise industry, has carried out a detailed traffic study which concluded that the Group's cruise ports will recover in 2022, adhering to the initial forecast with a slow acceleration after the restart of operation late 2020 in Europe and in the second quarter of 2021 in the Caribbean.

 

The Group believes it is well placed to manage its business risks successfully despite the fact that there is still a material impact of Covid-19 on current operations. The recovery of the cruise sector is supported by the positive economic outlook, increasing vaccination rates which together with other measures have led to a sharp decrease in Covid-19 cases in the key cruise source markets and the established of adequate health and safety protocols for cruise operations.

 

In view of the above the Directors have prepared cash flow forecasts for the period to 31 December 2022. In order to stress test the financial position of the Group, management has considered a plausible but severe downside scenario. The following key, severe but plausible, assumptions were used in preparing this analysis:

 

  • A severe but plausible low case in the number of cruise passengers arriving at all ports in the GPH portfolio for a period to 31 December 2022 with a corresponding impact on passenger revenues and ports' variable expenses being a 20% reduction of the base case. The base case assumes a moderate return over 2021 to pre COVID-19 pandemic levels through 2022.

 

  • A severe but plausible low case for the Port of Adria commercial port which is that the trading levels experienced in 2021 do not improve throughout the forecast period.

 

The Directors have also been mindful of an even more severe scenario, considered implausible, of a fall to zero in the number of cruise passengers arriving at all ports in the GPH portfolio for a six-month period to 31 March 2022 with a corresponding impact on passenger revenues and ports' variable expenses.

 

The conclusion from these scenarios, even the identified implausible scenario, is that the Group will continue to have sufficient cash resources for the period of assessment. However, as described above, certain of the Group's non-recourse financial liabilities (with a total nominal outstanding amount of USD 29.3 million as of 31 March 2021) have covenants associated with them that will be tested within the next 12 months. In the base case and implausible scenario these covenants may not be met, and future waivers of forecast covenant breaches have not yet been requested and thus not yet received.  The Group does not foresee any issues to receive further waivers, if and when needed, with the relevant banks regarding covenant compliance based on its past experience of receiving such waivers as mentioned above and the long track record of working together with these banks.

In view of this uncertainty surrounding future waivers of potential covenant breaches the Group has received written indication from the parent company Global Yatirim Holding (GIH) that it would provide financial and other support to the Group, including not seeking repayment of amounts currently made available, for at least the next twelve months from the date of approval of this Annual Report should it be necessary to enable the Group to meet the aforementioned financial liabilities in case waivers are not received and such financial liabilities cannot be refinanced if that happens, and continue to trade. The Directors, having considered the information described herein have a reasonable expectation that the Group and the Parent company have adequate resources to continue in operational existence. Thus they believe that it remains appropriate to prepare the consolidated and parent company financial statements on a going concern basis.

2  Segment reporting

 

  1. Products and services from which reportable segments derive their revenues

 

The Group operates various cruise and commercial ports and all revenue is generated from external customers such as cruise liners, ferries, yachts, individual passengers, container ships and bulk and general cargo ships.

 

  1. Reportable segments

 

Operating segments are defined as components of an enterprise for which discrete financial information is available that is evaluated regularly by the chief operating decision-maker, in deciding how to allocate resources and assessing performance.

 

The Group has identified two main segments, commercial and cruise businesses. Under each main segment, Group had presented its operations on port basis as an operating segment, as each port represents a set of activities which generates revenue and the financial information of each port is reviewed by the Group's chief operating decision-maker in deciding how to allocate resources and assess performance. Spanish Ports are aggregated due to the Group's operational structure. The Group's chief operating decision-maker is the Chief Executive Officer ("CEO"), who reviews the management reports of each port at least on a monthly basis. Following the disposal of Port Akdeniz, the only port within the commercial segment is Port Adria.

 

The CEO evaluates segmental performance on the basis of earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation excluding the effects of specific adjusting income and expenses comprising project expenses, bargain purchase gains and reserves, board member leaving fees, employee termination payments, unallocated expenses, finance income, finance costs, and including the share of equity-accounted investments which are fully integrated into GPH cruise port network ("Adjusted EBITDA" or "Segmental EBITDA"). Adjusted EBITDA is considered by Group management to be the most appropriate profit measure for the review of the segment operations because it excludes items which the Group does not consider to represent the operating cash flows generated by underlying business performance. The share of equity-accounted investees has been included as it is considered to represent operating cash flows generated by the Group's operations that are structured in this manner.

 

 

2 Segment reporting (continued)

 

  1. Reportable segments (continued)

 

The Group has the following operating segments under IFRS 8:

  • BPI ("Creuers" or "Creuers (Barcelona and Málaga)"), VCP ("Valetta Cruise Port"), Ege Liman ("Ege Ports-Kuşadası"), Bodrum Liman ("Bodrum Cruise Port"), Ortadoğu Liman (Cruise port operations) (sold in January 2021; see note 4), POH, Nassau Cruise Port ("NCP"), Antigua Cruise Port ("GPH Antigua"), Lisbon Cruise Terminals, SATS - Creuers Cruise Services Pte. Ltd. ("Singapore Port"), Venezia Investimenti Srl. ("Venice Investment" or "Venice Cruise Port"), La Spezia Cruise Facility Srl. ("La Spezia"), Balearic Handling SLA ("Balearic"), and Shore Handling SLA ("Shore") which fall under the Group's cruise port operations.
  • Port of Adria ("Port of Adria-Bar") and Ortadoğu Liman (Commercial port operations) ("Port Akdeniz-Antalya") (sold in January 2021; see note 4) which both fall under the Group's commercial port operations.

 

The Group's reportable segments under IFRS 8 are BPI, VCP, Ege Liman, Nassau Cruise Port, Antigua Cruise Port, Port of Adria (Commercial port operations) and Ortadoğu Liman (Commercial port operations).

 

Bodrum Cruise Port, Italian Ports, Port of Adria (Cruise Operations), Ortadoğu Liman (Cruise operations), Shore, Balearic and Equity accounted investees are not exceeding the quantitative threshold, have been included in Other Cruise Ports.

 

Global Liman, BPI, Global BV, GP Melita, POH, GP Netherlands, Global Depolama, GP Med, GPH Americas, and GPH Bahamas do not generate any revenues and therefore is presented as unallocated to reconcile to the consolidated financial statements results.

 

Assets, revenue and expenses directly attributable to segments are reported under each reportable segment.

 

Any items which are not attributable to segments have been disclosed as unallocated.

 

2 Segment reporting (continued)

 

b) Reportable segments (continued)

 

  1. Segment revenues, results and reconciliation to profit before tax

 

The following is an analysis of the Group's revenue, results and reconciliation to profit before tax by reportable segment:

(*) Please refer to glossary of alternative performance measures (APM).

USD '000

BPI

VCP

Ege Liman

Nassau Cruise Port

Antigua Cruise Port

Other Cruise Ports

Total Cruise

Ortadoğu Liman (**)

Port of Adria

Total Commercial

Elimination of Discontinued operations

Total

15 month ended 31 March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

1,886

4,217

905

58,746

2,781

1,546

70,081

33,465

9,318

42,783

(33,465)

79,399

Segmental EBITDA

(2,740)

2,054

(391)

432

627

(1,680)

(1,698)

22,833

2,852

25,685

(22,833)

1,154

Unallocated expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(7,879)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,725)

Reconciliation to profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(34,209)

Specific adjusting items (*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(30,955)

Finance income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30,047

Finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(80,814)

Profit before income tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(122,656)

Year ended 31 December 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revenue

31,278

13,872

6,549

2,492

1,753

7,102

63,046

47,486

7,352

54,838

--

117,884

Segmental EBITDA

20,461

8,027

4,590

1,808

1,169

8,309

44,364

37,369

1,708

39,077

--

83,441

Unallocated expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(6,426)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

77,015

Reconciliation to profit before tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation expenses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(47,737)

Specific adjusting items (*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(8,391)

Finance income

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8,082

Finance costs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(42,333)

Profit before income tax

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(13,364)

The Group did not have inter-segment revenues in any of the periods shown above.

 

 

 

 

 

2  Segment reporting (continued)

 

  1. Reportable segments (continued)

 

  1. Segment assets and liabilities

 

The following is an analysis of the Group's assets and liabilities by reportable segment for the years ended:

 

USD '000

BPI

VCP

Ege Liman

Nassau Cruise Port

Antigua Cruise Port

Other Cruise Ports

Total Cruise

Ortadoğu Liman

Port of Adria

Total Commercial

Total

31 March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment assets

134,164

121,511

37,024

198,831

52,436

11,159

555,125

--

67,587

67,587

622,712

Equity-accounted investees

--

--

--

--

--

18,776

18,776

--

--

--

18,776

Unallocated assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

175,251

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

816,736

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment liabilities

63,260

64,194

7,767

206,314

54,572

11,522

407,629

--

42,535

42,535

450,164

Unallocated liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

276,529

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

726,693

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31 December 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment assets

151,938

117,434

46,283

79,794

30,283

14,711

440,443

231,789

72,844

304,633

745,076

Equity-accounted investees

--

--

--

--

--

26,637

26,637

--

--

--

26,637

Unallocated assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

23,166

Total assets

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

794,879

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Segment liabilities

68,591

60,430

9,918

79,583

29,777

12,153

260,452

72,367

38,474

110,841

371,293

Unallocated liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

268,323

Total liabilities

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

639,616

 

2  Segment reporting (continued)

 

  1. Reportable segments (continued)

 

  1. Other segment information

 

The following table details other segment information for the years ended:

 

USD '000

BPI

VCP

Ege Liman

Nassau Cruise Port

Antigua Cruise Port

Other Cruise Ports

Total Cruise

Ortadoğu Liman

Port of Adria

Total Commercial

Unallocated

Total

15 months ended 31 March 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation expenses

(15,313)

(3,881)

(3,511)

(2,945)

(1,557)

(2,563)

(29,769)

--

(4,060)

(4,060)

(380)

(34,209)

Additions to non-current assets (*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Capital expenditures

2,111

1,820

75

56,817

15,998

150

76,971

1,734

79

1,813

5,686

84,470

Total additions to non-current assets (*)

2,111

1,820

75

56,817

15,998

150

76,971

1,734

79

1,813

5,686

84,470

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 months ended 31 December 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Depreciation and amortisation expenses

(11,696)

(3,102)

(2,857)

(1,027)

(204)

(3,501)

(22,387)

(21,832)

(3,141)

(24,973)

(377)

(47,737)

Additions to non-current assets (*)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

- Capital expenditures

1,571

1,615

46

7,850

7,681

222

18,985

3,311

1,596

4,907

76

23,968

Total additions to non-current assets (*)

1,571

1,615

46

7,850

7,681

222

18,985

3,311

1,596

4,907

76

23,968

 

(*) Non-current assets exclude those relating to deferred tax assets and financial instruments (including equity-accounted investees).

 

2  Segment reporting (continued)

 

  1. Reportable segments (continued)

 

  1. Geographical information

The Port operations of the Group are managed on a worldwide basis, but operational ports and management offices are primarily in Turkey, Montenegro, Malta, Spain, Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda and Italy. The geographic information below analyses the Group's revenue and non-current assets by countries. In presenting the following information, segment revenue has been based on the geographic location of port operations and segment non-current assets were based on the geographic location of the assets.

 

Revenue

15 month-period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000) * Restated

Turkey

1,479

 

9,535

Montenegro

9,318

 

7,380

Malta

4,217

 

13,872

Spain

1,981

 

31,278

Bahamas

58,746

 

2,492

Antigua & Barbuda

2,781

 

1,753

Italy

468

 

3,838

Croatia

409

 

250

 

79,399

 

70,398

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

Non-current assets

As at

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

As at

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

Turkey

44,518

 

222,615

Spain

123,714

 

129,114

Malta

118,985

 

115,467

Montenegro

65,267

 

70,080

Bahamas

5,123

 

69,213

Antigua & Barbuda

138,376

 

40,494

Italy

65,355

 

5,863

UK

8,509

 

7,474

Croatia

2,833

 

2,944

Unallocated

29,916

 

28,816

 

602,596

 

692,080

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current assets relating to deferred tax assets and financial instruments (including equity-accounted investments) are presented as unallocated.

  1. Information about major customers

IFRIC 12 construction revenue relates entirely to ongoing construction at Nassau Cruise Port. Excluding IFRIC 12 revenue, the Group did not have a single customer that accounted for more than 10% of the Group's consolidated revenue in any of the periods presented.

 

3  Transactions with owners of the company

 

  1. Changes in ownership interest

 

The Group has acquired minority shares of Malaga Port at 23 January 2020. 20% of total shares of Malaga Port owned by Malaga Port Authority acquired by Creuers. Total consideration paid for 20% shares amounted to Eur 1,540 thousand (USD 1,707 thousand). Minority interest regarding this 20% shares of Malaga Port as of 31 December 2019 was 1,853 thousand, which was reversed for finalization of acquisition accounting.

 

The Group has taken over all shares of Ravenna Passenger Terminal at 5 July 2020. Ravenna Passenger Terminal's equity was negative after the year end 2019 accounts. Accordingly, a raise on equity was compulsory for regulatory reasons. None of the minority shareholders accepted to inject equity to the Company, and current equity of EUR 50 thousand (USD 57 thousand) offset against retained earning losses. The Group decided to keep the company operative, so accepted to inject new equity of EUR 20 thousand (USD 23 thousand) and offset remaining losses of EUR 57 thousand (USD 64 thousand). As a result of this transaction, the Group become only shareholder of Ravenna Passenger Terminal. Minority interest provided for 46% shares of the Port as of 31 December 2019 was USD 52 thousand losses, resulting a decrease in equity attributable to owners of the company amounting to USD 50 thousand and translation reserves by USD 2 thousand.

 

  1. Contributions and distributions

 

The Group's subsidiary Bodrum Cruise Port, the directors decided to increase paid in capital of the Company by TRY 7,924 thousand (USD 1,208 thousand) from TRY 18,000 thousand (USD 12,726 thousand) to TRY 25,924 thousand (USD 13,933 thousand). Minority shareholders paid USD 483 thousand of total share capital increase.

 

4  Discontinued operation

 

Following a strategic review the Group has announced in July 2019 that is will focus on cruise operations and has launched a disposal process for certain assets. As a result of such disposal process, the Group has, following a period of exclusive negotiations, entered into a conditional sale and purchase agreement ("SPA") on 21 October 2020 to sell Ortadoğu Antalya Liman Işletmeleri ("Port Akdeniz") to QTerminals W.L.L. ("QTerminals" or "Purchaser"), a Qatari commercial port operating company, for an enterprise value of USD 140 million. After the approval of QTerminals' application by the Competition Authority, fulfilment of all prerequisites for the sale transaction and obtaining the necessary legal approvals, the sale was completed on January 25, 2021.

 

As a result of the adjustments made according to the net debt position of Port Akdeniz and debt-like items, the equity value sales price was realized as USD 115,159 thousand. Q Terminals has paid USD 103,643 thousand of the total amount in cash, and the balance amounting to USD 11,516 thousand has been withheld by the Purchaser will be paid in the fourth quarter 2021. In case any claims would arise under this agreement, the Group may cover those claims related to the sales transaction, after the full sales price is obtained on the last quarter of 2021, if applicable.

 

Port Akdeniz is classified as a discontinued operation because it represents a separate major line of business and geographic area of operations. Port Akdeniz was not previously classified as held-for-sale or as a discontinued operation. The comparative consolidated statement of profit or loss has been restated to show the discontinued operation separately from continuing operations.

 

4 Discontinued operation (continued)

 

  1. Results of discontinued operation

 

 

2021

2019

 

 

 

Revenue

33,465

47,486

Cost of sales

(31,192)

(31,731)

Gross profit

2,273

15,755

Other income

1,090

1,837

Selling and marketing expenses

(25)

(55)

Administrative expenses

(2,415)

(2,141)

Other expense

(2,763)

(1,948)

Operating profit

(1,840)

13,448

 

 

 

Finance income

11,830

1,283

Finance costs

 (11,803)

(3,585)

Net finance costs

27

(2,302)

 

 

 

Share of profit of equity-accounted investees

--

--

 

 

 

Results from operating activities

(1,813)

11,146

 

 

 

Income tax benefit/ (expense)

5,648

(1,268)

 

 

 

Results from operating activities, net of tax

3,835

9,878

Gain on sale of discontinued operation

9,071

--

 

12,906

9,878

Basic and diluted earnings per share

(cents per share)

20.5

15.7

 

The profit from the discontinued operation of USD 12,906 thousand (2019: USD 9,878 thousand) is attributable entirely to the owners of the Company. Of the loss from continuing operations of USD 84,582 thousand (2019: USD 24,509 thousand), an amount of USD 71,208 thousand is attributable to the owners of the Company (2019: USD 28,436 thousand).

 

  1. Effect of disposal on the financial position of the Group

 

In thousands of USD

As at Closing Date

Property and equipment

(25,166)

Intangible assets

(127,719)

Other long-term assets

(13)

Inventories

(458)

Trade and other receivables

(1,969)

Related party receivables

(3,481)

Cash and cash equivalents

(3,700)

Loans and borrowings

28,172

Trade and other payables

7,107

Provisions

2,666

Deferred tax liabilities

25,782

Current tax liabilities

390

Net assets and liabilities

(98,389)

Sales price

115,159

Net asset value of disposal group

(98,389)

Hedge accounting disposal

(133,265)

Disposal of translation created on consolidation

125,566

Gain on sale of discontinued operation, net of tax

9,071

Consideration received, satisfied in cash

103,643

Cash and cash equivalents disposed of

(3,700)

Net cash inflows

99,943

 

 

 

5  Revenue

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, revenue comprised the following:

 

BPI

 

VCP

 

EP

 

NCP

 

ACP

 

Others

 

Cruise

 

Port of Adria

 

Commercial

 

Consolidated

(USD '000)

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

 

2021

2019

Restated*

 

2021

2019

Restated*

Point in time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Container revenue

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

6,985

5,090

 

6,985

5,090

 

6,985

5,090

Landing fees

1,139

26,829

 

528

5,852

 

12

2,585

 

5,044

2,450

 

2,018

1,473

 

516

3,108

 

9,257

42,297

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

9,257

42,297

Port service revenue

210

1,733

 

894

1,093

 

82

2,071

 

27

18

 

--

--

 

500

570

 

1,713

5,485

 

324

229

 

324

229

 

2,037

5,714

Cargo revenue

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

1,441

1,505

 

1,441

1,505

 

1,441

1,505

Domestic water sales

22

406

 

--

--

 

8

47

 

215

--

 

--

--

 

2

20

 

247

473

 

70

15

 

70

15

 

317

488

Income from duty free operations

--

--

 

376

4,001

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

376

4,001

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

376

4,001

Other revenue

64

351

 

333

384

 

241

733

 

851

24

 

48

8

 

236

1,062

 

1,773

2,562

 

18

--

 

18

--

 

1,791

2,562

Over time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rental income

451

1,959

 

2,084

2,542

 

562

1,113

 

--

--

 

716

272

 

293

724

 

4,106

6,610

 

480

513

 

480

513

 

4,586

7,123

IFRIC 12 Construction revenue

--

--

 

--

--

 

 

--

 

52,609

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

52,609

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

52,609

--

Habana Management fee

--

--

 

--

--

 

 

--

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

1,618

 

--

1,618

 

--

--

 

--

--

 

--

1,618

Total Revenues as reported in note 2

1,886

31,278

 

4,215

13,872

 

905

6,549

 

58,746

2,492

 

2,782

1,753

 

1,547

7,102

 

70,081

63,046

 

9,318

7,352

 

9,318

7,352

 

79,399

70,398

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation. See Note 4.

The following table provides information about receivables, contract assets and contract liabilities from contracts with customers;

Revenue

15 months period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

Restated *

(USD '000)

Receivables, which are included in 'trade and other receivables'

5,129

 

15,212

Contract assets

839

 

1,172

Contract liabilities

(318)

 

(427)

 

5,650

 

15,957

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation. See Note 4.

 

The contract assets primarily relate to the Group's rights to consideration for work completed but not billed at the reporting date on Commercial services provided to vessels and management agreements. The contract assets are transferred to receivables when the rights become unconditional. This occurs when the Group issues an invoice to the customer.

 

The contract liabilities primarily relate to the advance consideration received from customers for services not yet been provided. These amounts will be recognised as revenue when the services has provided to customers and billed, which was based on the nature of the business less than one week period.

 

The amount of USD 967 thousand recognised in contract liabilities at the beginning of the period has been recognised as revenue for the period ended 31 March 2021.

 

The amount of revenue recognised in the period ended 31 March 2021 from performance obligations satisfied (or partially satisfied) in previous periods is USD 839 thousand. This is mainly due to the nature of operations.

 

No information is provided about remaining performance obligations at 31 March 2021 that have an original expected duration of one year or less, as allowed by IFRS 15.

 

6  Cost of sales

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, cost of sales comprised the following:

 

 

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

Restated*

 

IFRIC-12 Construction expenses

51,557

 

--

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

30,783

 

23,980

 

Personnel expenses (**), (***)

7,675

 

10,853

 

Insurance expense

4,221

 

930

 

Repair and maintenance expenses

1,173

 

1,503

 

Security expenses

1,053

 

2,882

 

Commission fees to government authorities and pilotage expenses

(1,246)

 

1,781

 

Cost of inventories sold

247

 

2,884

 

Replacement provision

793

 

673

 

Other expenses

1,834

 

2,666

 

Total

98,090

 

48,152

 

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation. See Note 4.

** 394 thousand USD (2019: 3,474 thousand USD) of total personnel expenses are related to outsourced personnel expenses.

*** The Group has benefited from various supportive programs on personnel salaries and related tax liabilities announced by the governments of the operating countries amounting to USD 1,495 thousand as a decrease from Groups salary expenses, to eliminate the negative effects of the Covid-19 outbreak. Group applied for short-term work allowances and took advantage of opportunities such as postponing payments for social security cuts.

 

7  Administrative expenses

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, administrative expenses comprised the following:

 

 

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

Restated*

 

Personnel expenses

9,544

 

6,091

 

Depreciation and amortization expenses

3,419

 

1,920

 

Consultancy expenses

3,969

 

2,008

 

Representation and travel expenses

363

 

502

 

Other expenses

2,916

 

2,542

 

Total

20,211

 

13,063

 

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

8  Other income and other expenses

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, other income comprised the following:

 

 

2021

USD'000

 

2019

USD'000

Restated*

IFRS 16 gain from concession fee waivers

682

 

--

Foreign currency income from operations

768

 

18

Insurance income

--

 

587

Gain on sale of fixed assets

--

 

17

Other

1,428

 

1,041

Total

2,878

 

1,663

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, other expenses comprised the following:

 

 

2021

USD'000

 

2019

USD'000

Restated*

Project expenses

11,098

 

5,146

Provisions **

7,111

 

71

Indemnity payments

549

 

--

Impairment loss on Equity Accounted investments

8,369

 

--

Impairment loss on intangible assets

3,587

 

 

Impairment losses on other assets

41

 

262

Recovery from insurance

--

 

346

Other

2,614

 

807

Total

33,369

 

6,632

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

** Provisions booked under Other expenses composed of Nassau Ancillary contribution provision, legal provision and other provisions.

 

9  Finance income and costs

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, finance income comprised the following:

Finance income

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

Restated*

Other foreign exchange gains

29,422

 

5,362

Interest income on related parties

469

 

--

Interest income on banks and others

54

 

143

Interest income from housing loans

30

 

3

Interest income from debt instruments

72

 

1,766

Total

30,047

 

7,274

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

 

The income from financial instruments within the category financial assets at amortized cost is USD 553 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 146 thousand). Income from financial instruments within the category fair value through profit and loss is 72 thousand (31 December 2019: 1,766 thousand).

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year ended 31 December 2019, finance costs comprised the following:

Finance costs

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

Restated*

Interest expense on loans and borrowings

30,339

 

24,914

Foreign exchange losses from Eurobond

39,038

 

5,222

Foreign exchange losses on other loans and borrowings

1,224

 

3,888

Interest expense on leases

4,912

 

2,405

Foreign exchange losses on equity translation **

1,238

 

414

Other foreign exchange losses

2,447

 

474

Loan commission expenses

933

 

960

Unwinding of provisions during the year

408

 

355

Letter of guarantee commission expenses

17

 

198

Other interest expenses

88

 

235

Other costs

170

 

158

Total

80,814

 

39,223

* Comparative information has been re‑presented due to a discontinued operation.

** Ege Ports and Bodrum Cruise Port have functional currency of USD while their books are required to be kept as per Turkish Companies Law "VUK 213" article 215 in TL. All equity transactions are made in TL and transaction incurred during the year are being translated to USD resulting to foreign exchange differences on the profit or loss account.

 

The interest expense for financial liabilities not classified as fair value through profit or loss is USD 35,251 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 27,319 thousand).

 

10   Property and equipment

 

Movements of property and equipment for the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 comprised the following:

 

USD '000

Cost

1 January 2020

Additions

Disposals

Transfers

Acquisition through business combination

Discontinued operation (*)

Currency translation differences

31 March 2021

Leasehold improvements

127,921

2,464

--

25,054

363

(23,212)

3,376

135,966

Machinery and equipment

56,080

1,302

(350)

1,295

229

(38,492)

938

21,002

Motor vehicles

17,896

291

--

345

--

(6,535)

14

12,011

Furniture and fixtures

11,337

1,646

(289)

8

--

(2,123)

213

10,792

Construction in progress

9,759

24,496

--

(27,282)

--

--

(139)

6,834

Land improvement

92

1

--

(6)

--

--

--

87

Total

223,085

30,200

(639)

(586)

592

(70,362)

4,402

186,692

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

1 January 2020

Depreciation expense

Disposals

Transfers

Acquisition through business combination

Discontinued operation

Currency translation differences

31 March 2021

Leasehold improvements

39,438

4,576

--

--

--

(8,238)

489

36,265

Machinery and equipment

34,570

1,645

(321)

--

--

(28,186)

301

8,009

Motor vehicles

11,431

1,447

--

--

--

(3,241)

(4)

9,633

Furniture and fixtures

7,093

853

(240)

--

--

(1,657)

(181)

5,868

Land improvement

42

16

--

--

--

--

1

59

Total

92,574

8,537

(561)

--

--

(41,322)

606

59,834

Net book value

130,511

 

 

 

 

 

 

126,858

 

(*) Refer to Note 4 "Discontinued operation".

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Property and equipment (continued)

 

Movements of property and equipment for the year ended 31 December 2019 comprised the following:

 

USD '000

Cost

1 January 2019

Additions

Disposals

Transfers

Currency translation differences

31 December 2019

Leasehold improvements

122,482

2,597

(2)

4,431

(1,587)

127,921

Machinery and equipment

55,159

1,147

(30)

227

(423)

56,080

Motor vehicles

17,858

126

(6)

--

(82)

17,896

Furniture and fixtures

9,666

1,931

(18)

--

(242)

11,337

Construction in progress

4,388

9,987

--

(4,658)

42

9,759

Land improvement

67

25

--

--

--

92

Total

209,620

15,813

(56)

--

(2,292)

223,085

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated depreciation

1 January 2019

Depreciation expense

Disposals

Transfers

Currency translation differences

31 December 2019

Leasehold improvements

33,586

6,022

--

--

(170)

39,438

Machinery and equipment

30,326

4,385

(31)

(6)

(104)

34,570

Motor vehicles

10,041

1,386

--

6

(2)

11,431

Furniture and fixtures

6,278

859

(6)

--

(38)

7,093

Land improvement

38

4

--

--

--

42

Total

80,269

12,656

(37)

--

(314)

92,574

Net book value

129,351

 

 

 

 

130,511

 

 

10 Property and equipment (continued)

 

As at 31 March 2021, the net book value of machinery and equipment purchased through leasing amounts to USD 5 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 1,511 thousand), the net book value of motor vehicles purchased through leasing amounts to USD 2,993 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 6,810 thousand), and furniture and fixtures purchased through leasing totally depreciated (31 December 2019: USD 7 thousand). In 2021, no capital expenditure was made through finance leases (31 December 2019: nil).

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, according to the "TOORA" and "BOT" tender agreements signed with the related Authorities, at the end of the agreement periods, real estate with their capital improvements will be returned as running, clean, free of any liability and free of charge. The details of the pledge or mortgage on property and equipment regarding the loans and borrowings are explained on Note 17.

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021, borrowing costs amounting USD 2,286 thousand capitalised into property and equipment (31 December 2019: none).

 

As at 31 March 2021, the insured amount of property and equipment amounts to USD 288,261 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 295,721 thousand).

 

11  Intangible assets

Movements of intangible assets for the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 comprised the following:

 

USD '000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

1 January 2020

Additions

Disposal

Transfers

Acquisition through business combination

Discontinued operation *

Currency translation differences

31 March 2021

Port operation rights

668,576

65,606

(919)

586

--

(304,993)

12,765

441,621

Customer relationships

3,937

--

--

--

1,446

--

99

5,482

Software

1,343

94

--

--

--

(803)

31

665

Other intangibles

706

427

(51)

--

--

--

151

1,233

Total

674,562

66,127

(970)

586

1,446

(305,796)

13,046

449,001

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated amortisation

1 January 2020

Amortisation expense **

Disposal

Transfers

Acquisition through business combination

Discontinued operation

Currency translation differences

31 March 2021

Port operation rights

244,922

24,350

(249)

--

--

(160,794)

3,391

111,620

Customer relationships

3,693

400

--

--

--

--

2

4,095

Software

797

167

--

--

--

(633)

168

499

Other intangibles

532

321

(51)

--

--

--

75

877

Total

249,944

25,238

(300)

--

--

(161,427)

3,636

117,091

Net book value

424,618

 

 

 

 

 

 

331,910

 

* Refer to Note 4 "Discontinued operation"

** USD 3.587 thousand is impaired on Port of Adria Port operating rights. Details explained under recoverability of intangible assets.

 

11 Intangible assets (continued) 

Movements of intangible assets for the year ended 31 December 2019 comprised the following:

 

USD '000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

1 January 2019

Additions

Disposals

Transfers

Currency translation differences

31 December 2019

Port operation rights

605,115

70,028

(393)

--

(6,174)

668,576

Customer relationships

3,937

--

--

--

--

3,937

Software

1,268

88

--

--

(13)

1,343

Other intangibles

713

58

--

--

(65)

706

Total

611,033

70,174

(393)

--

(6,252)

674,562

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated amortisation

1 January 2019

Amortisation expense

Disposals

Transfers

Currency translation differences

31 December 2019

Port operation rights

214,227

32,012

(79)

7

(1,245)

244,922

Customer relationships

3,365

328

--

--

--

3,693

Software

646

156

--

--

(5)

797

Other intangibles

434

144

--

(7)

(39)

532

Total

218,672

32,640

(79)

--

(1,289)

249,944

Net book value

392,361

 

 

 

 

424,618

 

 

Movements of intangible assets for the year ended 31 December 2019 comprised the following:

USD '000

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cost

1 January 2019

Additions

Disposals

Transfers

Currency translation differences

31 December 2019

Port operation rights

605,115

70,028

(393)

--

(6,174)

668,576

Customer relationships

3,937

--

--

--

--

3,937

Software

1,268

88

--

--

(13)

1,343

Other intangibles

713

58

--

--

(65)

706

Total

611,033

70,174

(393)

--

(6,252)

674,562

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Accumulated amortisation

1 January 2019

Amortisation expense

Disposals

Transfers

Currency translation differences

31 December 2019

Port operation rights

214,227

32,012

(79)

7

(1,245)

244,922

Customer relationships

3,365

328

--

--

--

3,693

Software

646

156

--

--

(5)

797

Other intangibles

434

144

--

(7)

(39)

532

Total

218,672

32,640

(79)

--

(1,289)

249,944

Net book value

392,361

 

 

 

 

424,618

 

 

 

 

11 Intangible assets (continued) 

 

The details of Port operation rights as at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019 are as follows:

 

 

As at 31 March 2021

As at 31 December 2019

USD '000

Carrying Amount

Remaining Amortisation Period

Carrying Amount

Remaining Amortisation Period

Creuers del Port de Barcelona

92,442

111 months

100,336

126 months

Cruceros Malaga

10,838

137 months

11,400

152 months

Valletta Cruise Port

62,561

548 months

61,299

563 months

Port of Adria

15,562

273 months

19,623

288 months

Port Akdeniz

--

--

144,198

104 months

Ege Ports

10,197

144 months

11,240

159 months

Bodrum Cruise Port

2,411

564 months

2,657

579 months

Nassau Cruise Port

132,112

317 months

68,488

332 months

Cagliari Cruise Port

1,897

69 months

2,201

84 months

Catania Cruise Port

1,981

81 months

2,173

96 months

Ravenna Cruise Port

--

--

39

12 months

All port operating rights have arisen as a result of IFRS 3 Business combinations, except Barcelona Port Investments, Ravenna Cruise Port, Catania Cruise Port and Nassau Cruise Port, which arose as a result of applying IFRIC 12. Each port represent a separate CGU as per IAS 36.

For the 15 month period ended 31 March 2021, borrowing costs amounting USD 9,569 thousand capitalised into intangible assets (31 December 2019: none).

Project expenses directly attributable to the creation of the port right of USD 7,500 thousand (2019: USD 7,125 thousand) have also been capitalized as part of the port operating rights.

Recoverability of intangible assets

 

Management prepared formal forecasts for cruise port and commercial port operation for their remaining concession period, which are used to estimate their Value In Use ("VIU"). VIU calculations require subjective judgements based on a wide range of variables at a point in time including future passenger numbers or commercial volumes. Any significant decrease in variables used for value in use calculation is assessed as an impairment indicator. Due to the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Group's trade, an indicator of impairment has been identified for all cruise ports within the Group (2019: Port of Akdeniz was the only port with an indicator of impairment; no impairment was recognised).  For Nassau Cruise Port, the Group estimates the recoverable amount using a fair value less costs to sell method, using a level 3 valuation technique based on forecast future cash flows. If the recoverable amount of an investment is estimated to be less than its carrying amount, the carrying amount of the investment is reduced to its recoverable amount and an impairment loss is recognised in the income statement. Each port represents a separate CGU.

 

The Group uses the budget and long-range plan as approved by the board as the basis for the discounted cash flow models. The period over which cash flows have been projected is the length of the relevant concession agreement. The concession period has been used instead of 5 years (and a terminal value) as the concession length best represents the future use of the assets within the CGU. Management forecasted a recovery in following two years for number of passengers based on past experience on issues impacted Cruise industry (Costa Concordia case, 2008 global economic crisis), the publications made by Cruise Industry stakeholders, and the cash flows for following seven years with the remaining concession term having minimal estimated growth or industry growth. The key assumptions used in the estimation of the recoverable amount are set out below.

 

 

 

2021

Post-tax discount rate used for Ports with Euro functional currency

 

4.33% - 7.64%

Post-tax discount rate used for Ports with USD functional currency

 

7.70% - 10.54%

Annualized growth, year 2 - year 7 "Passengers"

 

2.00% - 5.97%

 

For all of the cruise ports, the recoverable amount estimated was in excess of the carrying amount of that CGU and thus no impairment has been recognised (2019: no impairment recognised) as the recoverable amount is higher than the carrying value of the respective CGU.

 

11 Intangible assets (continued) 

 

Changing the assumptions selected by management, in particular the discount rate and growth rate assumptions used in the cash flow projections, could significantly affect the Group's impairment evaluation and hence reported assets and profits or losses.

 

In relation to a number of the smaller cruise ports in the Other Cruise segment there is sufficient uncertainty relating to the assumptions on which the cash flow projections that have been prepared such that there is a risk of an impairment to the carrying amount of the CGUs within the next financial year. The total carrying amount of these CGUs is $3.6m. When preparing the cash flow forecasts for these ports, it has been assumed that revenue in 2022 is higher than 2019 by between 10%-25%, reflecting booked cruise calls. It is then assumed that revenue will grow in line with historic growth rates for the remainder of the concessions. Due to the largely fixed cost base, EBITDA margins are also expected to grow for the remainder of the concession to a maximum of 50%. Due to the short length of the remaining concession period for these ports, a further extended 'no sail' period that could arise from further Covid-19 restrictions could lead to significant impairment of the carrying amounts.

 

In relation to Port of Adria, an indicator of impairment has been identified as, whilst the port has continued to operate through the period, the port has not grown as expected when acquired in 2013. As a result, long term growth assumptions have been revised and an impairment of USD 3.587 thousand (2019: no impairment recognised) has been recognised. The recoverable amount of the CGU has been estimated as USD 56.6 million (EUR 48.3 million) based on its value in use.

 

 

Assumption

Approach to determining assumption

Assumption used

Annual revenue growth 2021-2025

Bottom-up planning for key revenue items for the foreseeable period of 5 years

5.2% - 9.9%

Annual revenue growth 2026 to end of concession

In line with expected GDP growth

3.9%

EBITDA margin growth

Based on comparable container ports' margins

Growing up to 59% at the end of the concession from today's c. 28%

Discount rate

Based on comparable ports' cost of debt and cost of equity on area

7.00%

 

The following reasonable adverse changes to key assumptions will result the in the following impairment charge being recognised (if all other assumptions remain the same):

 

CGU

Reduction in revenue growth of 1% (USD'000)

Reduction in EBITDA margin of 1% (USD'000)

1% increase to discount rate (USD'000)

Port of Adria

1,470

1,470

6,000

 

12  Equity-accounted investments

 

The nature of the operations and the locations of the equity-accounted investees of the Company are listed below:

 

Equity-accounted investees

 

Locations

Operations

LCT - Lisbon Cruise Terminals, LDA ("LCT")

 

Portugal

Port operations

SATS - Creuers Cruise Services Pte. Ltd. ("Singapore Port")

 

Singapore

Port operations

Venezia Investimenti Srl. ("Venice Investment")

 

Italy

Port investments

Goulette Cruise Holding ("Goulette")

 

UK

Port investments

La Spezia Cruise Facility Srl. ("La Spezia")

 

Italy

Port operations

Pelican Peak Investments Inc ("Pelican Peak")

 

Canada

Ancillary services

 

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

The Group has entered into the concession agreement of Lisbon Cruise Port within the framework of a public-service concession on 18 July 2014 as a part of the consortium comprising Global Liman, RCCL, Creuers and Group Sousa - Investimentos SGPS, LDA. The operation right of Lisbon Cruise Port has been transferred by the Port Authority of Lisbon to LCT-Lisbon Cruise Terminals, LDA, which was established by the Consortium on 26 August 2014. The Group has a 46.2% effective interest in Lisbon Cruise Terminals as at 31 March 2021, hence the Group can only appoint a minority of Directors to the Board and therefore does not have control over the entity. Lisbon Cruise Terminals has been recognised as an equity-accounted investee in the consolidated financial report as at and for the periods ended 31 March 2021 and 2019.

12 Equity-accounted investments (continued)

 

Singapore Port

Barcelona Port Investments, S.L ("BPI") was established as a joint venture between the Group and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. ("RCCL") on 26 July 2013 for the purpose of acquiring Creuers. Global Liman has 62% ownership in BPI. Creuers holds a 100% interest in the port operation rights for the Barcelona cruise port, as well as an 100% interest in the port operation rights for the Malaga cruise port and a 40% interest in the port operation rights for the Singapore cruise port. Singapore cruise port has a fiscal year starting from 1 April and ending on 31 March. The entity's financial results are aligned to the Group's fiscal year to account for under the scope of IAS 28. The effective interest held on Singapore cruise port is 24.8%. Singapore has been recognised as an equity-accounted investee in the consolidated financial report as at and for the periods ended 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019.

 

Venice Investment

Venezia Investimenti Srl is an international consortium formed for investing in Venezia Terminal Passegeri S.p.A ("VTP"). The international consortium formed as a joint venture by GPH, Costa Crociere SpA, MSC Cruises SA and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd each having a 25% share of the Company.

 

Goulette Cruise Holding

Goulette Cruise Holding is a joint venture established 50%-50% between the Company and MSC Cruises S.A. ("MSC"), to acquire La Goulette Shipping Cruise, which operates the cruise terminal in La Goulette, Tunisia. The Company made a share capital contribution for its 50% shareholding amounting to €55 thousand and issued a loan of $6m in December 2019 to fund the acquisition of La Goulette Shipping Cruise proportionately to its share. The joint venture acquired the shares in La Goulette Shipping Cruise on 26 December 2019.

 

La Spezia

GPH purchased a minority interest of 28.5% through POH in La Spezia Cruise Facility Srl, which has the operating rights of La Spezia Cruise Port, Italy.

 

Pelican Peak

Group invested Pelican Peak, a company established in Canada and operating in the Caribbean region to provide ancillary services to cruise passengers. The investment in Pelican Peak shares were made as part of the Group's plans to integrate its services vertically and increase ancillary service opportunities of the Group.

 

Impairment analysis

 

Management prepared formal forecasts for Equity accounted investees for their remaining concession period, which are used to estimate their Value In Use ("VIU"). VIU calculations requires subjective judgements based on a wide range of variables at a point in time including future passenger numbers, growth forecast and discount rates. Due to the adverse impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the Group's trade, an indicator of impairment has been identified for all investments within the Group.

 

The recoverable amount of each investment is estimated using a value in use (VIU) model. The Group uses the budget and long-range plan as approved by the boards of respective entities as the basis for the discounted cash flow models. The period over which cash flows have been projected is the length of the relevant concession agreement. The concession period has been used instead of 5 years (and a terminal value) as the concession length best represents the future use of the assets.

 

For the investments of Singapore, Lisbon, Goulette and Pelican Peak the recoverable amount estimated was significantly in excess of the carrying amount of that investment and thus no impairment has been recognised (2019: no impairment recognised).

 

In relation to Venezia Investimenti, an indicator of impairment has been identified as, whilst the port has continued to operate through the period, the port has not grown as expected since acquisition in 2016, and the concession period remaining decreased significantly. As a result, a detailed analysis for the investment has been made and taking into consideration the recent limitations and restrictions to cruise traffic in Venice, an impairment of $8.4 million (2019: no impairment recognised) has been recognised. The recoverable amount of the investment has been estimated as $2.5 million using a discount rate of 9.1% based on its value in use.

 

 

12 Equity-accounted investments (continued)

 

For the year ended 31 March 2021

 

At 31 March 2021, Venezia Investimenti, Lisbon Cruise Terminals, Goulette Cruise Holding, Singapore Port and Pelican Peak are equity-accounted investees in which the Group participates.

 

The following table summarises the financial information of Goulette Cruise Holding, Venezia Investimenti, Lisbon Cruise Terminals, Singapore Port and Pelican Peak as included in the consolidated financial statements as at 31 March 2021. The table also reconciles the summarised financial information to the carrying amount of the Group's interest in Lisbon Cruise Terminals and Singapore Port.

 

 

Pelican Peak

(USD'000)

Goulette Cruise Holding (USD'000)

Venezia Investimenti

(USD'000)

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

(USD'000)

Singapore Port

(USD'000)

Percentage ownership interest

10.23%

50.00%

25.00%

50.00%

40.00%

Non-current assets

5,323

21,106

17,083

29,980

12,093

Current assets

3

2,350

3,513

3,259

24,275

Non-current liabilities

(300)

(20,201)

(10,751)

(14,189)

(7,620)

Current liabilities

(349)

(4,719)

(34)

(1,718)

(10,800)

Net assets (100%)

4,676

(1,464)

9,811

17,332

17,948

Group's share of net assets

478

(732)

2,453

8,666

7,179

Carrying amount of interest in equity-accounted investees

478

-- (*)

2,453

8,666

7,179

Revenue

--

--

861

2,674

22,331

Expenses

(1,112)

(1,593)

(231)

(4,908)

(18,327)

Profit and total comprehensive income for the year (100%)

(1,112)

(1,593)

631

(2,233)

4,004

Group's share of profit and total comprehensive income

(114)

(64) (*)

158

(1,117)

1,602

 

(*) Group has no obligation to fund the Goulette's operations or has made payments on behalf of the Goulette. The Group's interest on Goulette is reduced to zero, yearly result recognized is the balance nullifying the equity.

 

As at 31 March 2021, the amounts in the above table include the following:

 

USD '000

Pelican Peak

(USD'000)

Goulette Cruise Holding (USD'000)

Venezia Investimenti

(USD'000)

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

(USD'000)

Singapore Port

(USD 000)

Cash and cash equivalents

3

9

3,513

2,892

11,714

Non-current financial liabilities (excluding trade and other payables and provisions)

(265)

16,250

--

(13,816)

(7,174)

Current financial liabilities (excluding trade and other payables and provisions)

--

--

--

(561)

(617)

Interest income

--

873

--

--

--

Depreciation and amortisation

--

--

(2)

(1,751)

(3,322)

Interest expense

--

(795)

--

(542)

(336)

Income tax expense

--

--

 --

594

(820)

 

For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021, the Group's share of profit and total comprehensive income is set out below:

 

Net profit

(USD '000)

Singapore Port

1,602

Venezia Investimenti

158

Pelican Peak

(114)

Goulette Cruise Holding

(64)

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

(1,117)

Group's share of profit and total comprehensive income

465

12 Equity-accounted investments (continued)

 

For the year ended 31 December 2019

 

At 31 December 2019, La Spezia, Venezia Investimenti, Lisbon Cruise Terminals and Singapore Port are equity-accounted investees in which the Group participates.

 

The following table summarises the financial information of La Spezia, Goulette Cruise Holding, Venezia Investimenti, Lisbon Cruise Terminals and Singapore Port as included in the consolidated financial statements as at 31 December 2019. The table also reconciles the summarised financial information to the carrying amount of the Group's interest in Lisbon Cruise Terminals and Singapore Port.

 

La Spezia

(USD'000)

Goulette Cruise Holding (USD'000)

Venezia Investimenti

(USD'000)

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

(USD'000)

Singapore Port

(USD'000)

Percentage ownership interest

30.00%

50.00%

25.00%

50.00%

40.00%

Non-current assets

--

13,536

34,274

29,465

7,141

Current assets

24

246

5,020

6,484

19,272

Non-current liabilities

--

(13,659)

--

(13,569)

(2,846)

Current liabilities

--

--

(37)

(3,476)

(5,312)

Net assets (100%)

24

123

39,257

18,904

18,255

Group's share of net assets

7

62

9,814

9,452

7,302

Carrying amount of interest in equity-accounted investees

7

62

9,814

9,452

7,302

Revenue

--

--

3,053

7,832

28,490

Expenses

 --

-- 

(925)

(6,340)

(17,735)

Profit and total comprehensive income for the year (100%)

 --

 --

2,128

1,492

10,755

Group's share of profit and total comprehensive income

 --

-- 

532

746

4,302

 

As at 31 December 2019, the amounts in the above table include the following:

 

USD '000

La Spezia

(USD'000)

Goulette Cruise Holding (USD'000)

Venezia Investimenti

(USD'000)

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

(USD'000)

Singapore Port

(USD 000)

Cash and cash equivalents

24

246

5,000

3,193

2,763

Non-current financial liabilities (excluding trade and other payables and provisions)

--

13,659

--

(13,569)

(2,403)

Current financial liabilities (excluding trade and other payables and provisions)

--

--

--

(934)

(337)

Interest income

--

--

--

--

74

Depreciation and amortisation

--

--

(2)

(1,260)

(1,885)

Interest expense

--

--

--

(456)

--

Income tax expense

--

--

--

(444)

(2,615)

 

For the year ended 31 December 2019, the Group's share of profit and total comprehensive income is set out below:

 

Net profit

(USD '000)

Venezia Investimenti

532

Lisbon Cruise Terminals

746

Singapore Port

4,302

Group's share of profit and total comprehensive income

5,580

 

 

 

13  Cash and cash equivalents

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, cash and cash equivalents comprised the following:

 

 

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

Cash on hand

72

 

132

Cash at banks

164,232

 

63,601

- Demand deposits

141,433

 

39,288

- Time deposits

22,799

 

17,815

- Overnight deposits

--

 

6,498

Other cash and cash equivalents

6,295

 

47

Cash and cash equivalents

170,599

 

63,780

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, maturities of time deposits comprised the following:

 

 

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

Up to 1 month

21,706

 

23,248

1-3 months

1,093

 

1,065

 Total

22,799

 

24,313

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, the ranges of interest rates for time deposits are as follows:

 

 

2020

2019

 

Interest rate for time deposit-TL (highest)

18.8%

9.0%

 

Interest rate for time deposit-TL (lowest)

18.0%

8.0%

 

Interest rate for time deposit-USD (highest)

--

1.9%

 

Interest rate for time deposit-USD (lowest)

--

1.3%

 

Interest rate for time deposit-EUR (highest)

0.05%

0.01%

 

Interest rate for time deposit-EUR (lowest)

0.35%

0.15%

 

 

As at 31 March 2021, cash at bank held at BPI, Nassau Cruise Port, Ege Port and Port of Adria amounting to USD 15,639 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 5,672 thousand) is restricted due to debt service reserve amounts regarding financing agreements and subscription guarantees (Note 15). Debt service reserve guarantees were given for the following period's interest and principal payment and can be used when requested for investment purposes.

 

14  Capital and reserves

  1. Share capital

 

The Company's shares are ordinary voting shares. There are no preferential rights attached to any shares of the Company.

 

The details of paid up share capital as of 31 December are as follows:

 

 

Number of shares

Share capital

Share Premium

 

'000

USD'000

USD'000

Balance at 1 January 2018

62,827

811

--

Balance at 31 December 2018

62,827

811

--

Balance at 31 December 2019

62,827

811

--

 

 

 

14 Capital and reserves (continued)

 

  1. Nature and purpose of reserves

 

  1. Translation reserves

 

The translation reserves amounting to USD 58,779 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 213,715 thousand) are recognised as a separate account under equity and comprises foreign exchange differences arising from the translation of the consolidated financial statements of subsidiaries and equity-accounted investees from their functional currencies (of Euro and TL) to the presentation currency USD.

 

  1. Legal reserves

 

Under the Turkish Commercial Code, Turkish companies are required to set aside first and second level legal reserves out of their profits. First level legal reserves are set aside as up to 5% of the distributable income per the statutory accounts each year. The ceiling of the first level reserves is 20% of the paid-up share capital. The requirement to set aside ends when the 20% of the paid-up capital level has been reached. Second level legal reserves correspond to 10% of profit distributed after the deduction of the first legal reserves and the minimum obligatory dividend pay-out, but holding companies are not subject to this regulation. There is no ceiling for second level legal reserves and they are accumulated every year. First and second level legal reserves cannot be distributed until they exceed 50% of the capital, but the reserves can be used for offsetting the losses in case free reserves are unavailable. As at 31 March 2021, the legal reserves of the Group amounted to USD 6,014 (31 December 2019: USD 13,144 thousand).

 

  1. Hedging reserves

 

Net investment hedge

 

In the year ended 31 March 2021, Global Liman has used its US Dollar Eurobond financing in a net investment hedge of the US Dollar net assets of Ege Port and Bodrum Cruise Port (31 December 2019: the Company has used its US Dollar Eurobond financing in a net investment hedge of the US Dollar net assets of Ege Port, Bodrum Cruise Port and Port Akdeniz). A foreign exchange loss recognised in other comprehensive income as a result of net investment hedging was USD 45,209 thousand (2019: loss USD 24,725 thousand).

 

The net investment hedge of the US Dollar net asset of Port Akdeniz has been eliminated with the disposal accounting. Total hedged amount on GLI (the group company held Port Akdeniz' shares) accounts amounted to USD 223,934 thousand.  Translation reserves created during elimination of Port Akdeniz equity (GLI, sub holding company, has TL functional currency, which resulted translation gains on the elimination of subsidiaries equity against its investments held in TL) created during PA consolidation was USD 216,235 thousand, leaving a loss of USD 7,699 thousand on the disposal transaction.

 

Cash flow hedge

 

The Group entered into an interest rate swap in order to hedge its position against changes in interest rates. The effective portion of the cash flow hedge that was recognised in other comprehensive income was USD 469 thousand loss (31 December 2019, USD 335 thousand loss). The amount that was reclassified from equity to profit and loss within the cash flow hedges - effective portion of changes in fair value line item for the year was USD 244 thousand (31 December 2019, USD 246 thousand) recognized at financial expenses on profit and loss statement.

 

14 Capital and reserves (continued)

 

  1. Nature and purpose of reserves (continued)

 

The hedge instrument payments will be made in the periods shown below, at which time the amount deferred in equity will be reclassified to profit and loss:

 

 

 

 

More than 3

 

5 years or less

 

 

 

3 months

 

months but less

 

but more than

 

More than

 

or less

 

than 1 year

 

1 year

 

5 years

 

(USD '000)

 

(USD '000)

 

(USD '000)

 

(USD '000)

Net cash outflows exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

110

 

89

 

145

 

--

At 31 March 2021

110

 

89

 

145

 

--

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Net cash outflows exposure

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liabilities

--

 

220

 

265

 

--

At 31 December 2019

--

 

220

 

265

 

--

 

  1. Merger reserves

 

On 17 May 2017, Global Ports Holding PLC was listed on the Standard Listing segment of the Official List and trading on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. As part of a restructuring accompanying the Initial Public Offering ("IPO") of the Group on 17 May 2017, Global Ports Holding PLC replaced Global Liman Isletmeleri A.S. as the Group's parent company by way of a Share exchange agreement. Under IFRS 3 this has been accounted for as a Group reconstruction under merger accounting. These consolidated financial statements have been prepared as a continuation of the existing Group. Merger accounting principles for this combination have given rise to a merger reserve of USD 225 million. This has been transferred from the merger reserve to retained earnings subsequent to the share capital reduction, as it does not have any features distinct from retained earnings.

 

  1. Dividends

 

Dividend distribution declarations are made by the Company in GBP and paid in USD in accordance with its articles of association, after deducting taxes.

 

The Board of the Company has decided to temporarily suspend the dividend for full year 2019, until the situation related to spread of Covid-19 ("coronavirus") becomes clearer, no dividend was decided and distributed during the reporting period ended 31 March 2021.

 

GPH PLC proposed and paid a 2019 interim dividend of GBP 0.155 per share to its shareholders, giving a distribution of GBP 9,738 thousand (USD 12,580 thousand).

 

GPH PLC declared 2018 final dividend of GBP 0.212 per share to its shareholders on 24 May 2019 and paid on 5 July 2019, giving a distribution of GBP 13,319 thousand (USD 16,645 thousand).

 

The total dividends in respect of the year ended 31 December 2019 were USD 29,225 thousand.

 

Dividends to non-controlling interests totalled USD 237 thousand in the reporting period (2019: USD 6,366 thousand) and comprised a distribution of USD 24 thousand (2019: USD 2,550 thousand) made to other shareholders by Valletta Cruise Port fully in cash, and a distribution of USD 213 thousand (2019: USD 3,751) made to other shareholders by Barcelona Port Investments fully paid in cash (2019: a distribution of USD 65 thousand made to other shareholders by Cagliari Cruise Port no cash settlement).

 

 

 

15  Loans and borrowings

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, loans and borrowings comprised the following:

Current loans and borrowings

 2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Current portion of bonds issued

272,437

 

18,554

 

Current bank loans

3,802

 

12,497

 

  • TL

2,529

 

3,632

 

  • Other currencies

1,273

 

8,865

 

Current portion of long-term bank loans

16,654

 

29,899

 

  • TL

3,877

 

822

 

  • Other currencies

12,777

 

29,077

 

Lease obligations

2,307

 

1,741

 

Finance leases

--

 

622

 

Lease obligations recognized under IFRS 16

2,307

 

1,119

 

Total

295,200

 

62,691

 

 

Non-current loans and borrowings

2021 

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Non-current portion of bonds issued

113,734

 

232,436

 

Non-current bank loans

76,389

 

94,156

 

  • TL

--

 

7

 

  • Other currencies

76,389

 

94,149

 

Finance lease obligations

63,611

 

63,707

 

Finance leases

--

 

--

 

Lease obligations recognized under IFRS 16

63,611

 

63,707

 

Total

253,734

 

390,299

 

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, the maturity profile of long-term bank loans comprised the following:

Year

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Between 1-2 years

24,523

 

270,997

 

Between 2-3 years

22,052

 

11,463

 

Between 3-4 years

30,792

 

9,130

 

Over 4 years

112,756

 

35,002

 

Total

190,123

 

326,592

 

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, the maturity profile of lease obligations comprised the following:

 

USD '000

2021

2019

 

Future minimum lease payments

Interest

Present value of minimum lease payments

Future minimum lease payments

Interest

Present value of minimum lease payments

Less than one year

5,118

(2,811)

2,307

3,646

(1,905)

1,741

Between one and five years

142,913

(79,302)

63,611

142,638

(78,931)

63,707

Total

148,031

(82,113)

65,918

146,284

(80,836)

65,448

 

 

 

15 Loans and borrowings (continued)

 

Details of the loans and borrowings as at 31 March 2021 are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 March 2021

Loans and borrowings type

Company name

Currency

Maturity

Interest type

Interest rate %

Principal

Carrying value

Loans used to finance investments and projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsecured Eurobonds (i)

Global Liman

USD

2021

Fixed

8.13

250,000

256,817

Unsecured Bond (vi)

Nassau Cruise Port

USD

2040

Fixed

8.00

124,470

129,355

Secured Loan (ii)

Barcelona Port Investments

EUR

2023

Floating

Euribor + 4.00

14,445

14,403

Secured Loan (iii)

Malaga Cruise Port

EUR

2025

Floating

Euribor 3m + 1.75

3,840

3,818

Secured Loan (iv)

Valetta Cruise Port

EUR

2035

Floating

Euribor + 2.80

12,063

10,906

Secured Loan

Cagliari Cruise Port

EUR

2026

Fixed

2.20 - 5.55

556

556

Secured Loan

Bodrum Cruise Port

TL

2021

Fixed

9.50 - 19.00

375

396

Secured Loan (v)

Port of Adria

EUR

2025

Floating

Euribor + 4.25

22,892

23,049

Secured Loan

Port of Adria

EUR

2022

Fixed

3.15 - 3.30

1,186

1,189

Secured Loan

Catania Cruise Port

EUR

2027

Fixed

2.20 - 5.55

30

30

Secured Loan

Balearic Handling

EUR

2025

Fixed

1.50

132

132

Secured Loan

Shore Handling

EUR

2028

Fixed

1.50

253

253

Secured Loan

Barcelona Cruise Port

EUR

2024

Floating

EURIBOR + 4.00

2,816

2,819

Secured Loan (vii)

Antigua Cruise Port

USD

2026

Floating

LIBOR + 5.75

33,283

33,283

 

 

 

 

 

 

466,341

477,006

Loans used to finance working capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsecured Loan

Global Liman

TL

2021

Fixed

9.25 - 9.50

1,977

2,132

Unsecured Loan

Ege Liman

TL

2021

Fixed

30.60

3,576

3,878

 

 

 

 

 

 

5,553

6,010

Finance lease obligations (incl. IFRS-16 Finance Lease)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leasing

Cagliari Cruise Port

EUR

2026

Fixed

4.84

26

26

Leasing

Global Ports PLC

GBP

2022

Fixed

 3.5

406

406

Leasing

Barcelona Cruise Port

EUR

 2029

Fixed

 4.25

2,165

2,165

Leasing

Malaga Cruise Port

EUR

 2041

Fixed

 2.00

9,380

9,380

Leasing

Valetta Cruise Port

EUR

2066

Fixed

4.27

67,512

26,539

Leasing

Bodrum Cruise Port

TL

2067

Fixed

18.09

1,731

1,845

Leasing

Port of Adria

EUR

2043

Fixed

3.85

14,184

9,695

Leasing

Zadar

HRK

 2038

Fixed

5.50

2,775

2,775

Leasing

Cagliari Cruise Port

EUR

 2026

Fixed

 4.84

378

318

Leasing

Nassau Cruise Port

USD

2047

Fixed

1.79

137

137

Leasing

Antigua Cruise Port

USD

2048

Fixed

7.65

32,387

12,632

 

 

 

 

 

 

131,081

65,918

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

548,934

 

 

 

 

15 Loans and borrowings (continued)

 

 

 

Details of the loans and borrowings as at 31 December 2019 are as follows:

 

 

 

 

 

 

As at 31 December 2019

Loans and borrowings type

Company name

Currency

Maturity

Interest type

Interest rate %

Principal

Carrying value

Loans used to finance investments and projects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsecured Eurobonds (i)

Global Liman

USD

2021

Fixed

8.13

250,000

250,989

Secured Loan (ii)

Barcelona Port Investments

EUR

2023

Floating

Euribor + 4.00

18,224

17,857

Secured Loan (iii)

Malaga Cruise Port

EUR

2025

Floating

Euribor 3m + 1.75

4,467

4,437

Secured Loan (iv)

Valetta Cruise Port

EUR

2026

Floating

Euribor + 2.80

10,295

9,162

Secured Loan

Global BV

EUR

2020

Floating

Euribor + 4.60

5,430

5,441

Secured Loan

Cagliari Cruise Port

EUR

2026

Fixed

2.20 - 6.20

564

564

Secured Loan

Bodrum Cruise Port

TL

2020

Fixed

17.0 - 27.5

513

594

Secured Loan (v)

Port of Adria

EUR

2025

Floating

Euribor + 4.25

22,392

22,551

Secured Loan

Port of Adria

EUR

2019

Fixed

3.85

840

842

Secured Loan

Ortadoğu Liman

TL

2020

Fixed

14.50

339

339

Secured Loan

Ortadoğu Liman

USD

2020

Fixed

3.60 - 6.60

1,401

1,401

Secured Loan

Ortadoğu Liman

EUR

2020

Fixed

3.40 - 6.00

533

535

Secured Loan

Barcelona Cruise Port

EUR

2024

Floating

EURIBOR + 4.00

2,686

2,651

Secured Loan (vi)

Nassau Cruise Port

USD

2021

Fixed

4.5

16,000

16,000

Secured Loan (vii)

Antigua Cruise Port

USD

2026

Floating

LIBOR + 5,75

16,104

15,197

 

 

 

 

 

 

349,788

348,560

Loans used to finance working capital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unsecured Loan

Global Liman

TL

2020

Fixed

26.34

2,694

2,701

Unsecured Loan

Ege Liman

USD

2020

Fixed

4.95

1,500

1,511

Unsecured Loan

Ege Liman

EUR

2020

Fixed

3.54

2,377

2,437

Unsecured Loan

Ege Liman

TL

2020 - 2021

Fixed

15.84 - 30.6

534

509

Secured Loan

Ortadoğu Liman

EUR

2020

Fixed

3.80 - 8.75

20,849

21,025

Secured Loan

Ortadoğu Liman

USD

2020

Fixed

3.80 - 8.75

10,289

10,478

Secured Loan

Ortadoğu Liman

TL

2020

Fixed

26

320

321

 

 

 

 

 

 

38,563

38,982

Finance lease obligations

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leasing

Ortadoğu Liman

USD

2020

Fixed

7.35

186

186

Leasing

Cagliari Cruise Port

EUR

2021

Fixed

1.96

45

44

Leasing

Ege Liman

USD

2020

Fixed

7.75

1

1

Leasing

Ege Liman

EUR

2020

Fixed

5.5

385

385

Leasing

Global Ports PLC

GBP

2022

Fixed

 3.5

690

648

Leasing

Barcelona Cruise Port

EUR

 2020

Floating

 3.9

3

4

Leasing

Barcelona Cruise Port

EUR

 2030

Floating

 4.0

2,424

2,424

Leasing

Malaga Cruise Port

EUR

 2036

Floating

 4.0

9,478

9,479

Leasing

Valetta Cruise Port

EUR

2066

Floating

4.27

25,386

25,001

Leasing

Bodrum Cruise Port

TL

2067

Fixed

8.3

2,441

2,474

Leasing

Port of Adria

EUR

2043

Floating

3.85

14,115

9,408

Leasing

Zadar

HRK

 2038

Fixed

 9.35

2,993

2,994

Leasing

Cagliari Cruise Port

EUR

 2026

Fixed

 4.5

328

328

Leasing

Antigua Cruise Port

USD

2048

Floating

7.65

12,072

12,072

 

 

 

 

 

 

70,547

65,448

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

452,990

 

15 Loans and borrowings (continued)

 

Detailed information relating to significant loans undertaken by the Group is as follows:

 

  1. The sales process of the Eurobond issuances amounting to USD 250 million with 7 years of maturity, and 8.125% coupon rate based on 8.250% reoffer yield was completed on 14 November 2014. Coupon repayment was made semi-annually. The bonds have beenquoted on the Irish Stock Exchange.

 

Eurobonds contain the following key covenants:

 

  • If a concession termination event occurs at any time, Global Liman (the "Issuer") must offer to repurchase all of the notes pursuant to the terms set forth in the indenture (a "Concession Termination Event Offer"). In the Concession Termination Event Offer, the Issuer will offer a "Concession Termination Event Payment" in cash equal to 100% of the aggregate principal amount of notes repurchased, in addition to accrued and unpaid interest and additional amounts, if any, on the notes repurchased, to the date of purchase (the "Concession Termination Event Payment Date"), subject to the rights of holders of notes on the relevant record date to receive interest due on the relevant interest payment date.

 

  • According to the Eurobond issued by Global Liman, the consolidated leverage ratio may not exceed 5.0 to 1 (incurrence covenant). The consolidated leverage ratio as defined in the Eurobond includes Global Liman as the issuer and all of its consolidated subsidiaries excluding the Malaga Cruise Port (being Unrestricted Subsidiary as defined in the Eurobond). Nassau Cruise Port and GPH Antigua are subsidiaries of GPH PLC, therefore not included on the covenant computation of Global Liman Eurobond. Irrespective of the consolidated leverage ratio, the issuer will be entitled to incur any or all of the following indebtedness:

 

  • Indebtedness incurred by the Issuer or Ege Ports ("Guarantor") pursuant to one or more credit facilities in an aggregate principal amount outstanding at any time not exceeding USD 5 million;
  • Purchase money indebtedness incurred to finance the acquisition by, the Issuer or a Restricted Subsidiary, of assets in the ordinary course of business in an aggregate principal amount which, when added together with the amount of indebtedness incurred and then outstanding, does not exceed USD 10 million;
  • Any additional indebtedness of the Issuer or any Guarantor (other than and in addition to indebtedness permitted above) and Port of Adria indebtedness, provided, however, that the aggregate principal amount of Indebtedness outstanding at any time of this clause does not exceed USD 20 million; and provided further, that more than 50% in aggregate principal amount of any Port of Adria indebtedness incurred pursuant to this clause is borrowed from the International Finance Corporation and/or the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

 

  • Group debt covenants are calculated based on applicable IFRSs as of the time the lease obligations were initially recognised. Therefore, the group debt covenants as at period end have not been affected from the transition to IFRS 16 in 2019.

 

  1. On 30 September 2014, BPI and Creuers entered into a syndicated loan. Tranche A of this loan is paid semi-annually, at the end of June and December, with the last payment being in 2023. Tranche B already paid, Tranche C amounting to Euro 2.4 million has a bullet payment in 2024. The interest rate of this loan is Euribor 6m + 4.00%. The syndicated loan is subject to a number of financial ratios and restrictions, breach of which could lead to early repayment being requested. Under this loan, in the event of default, all the shares of BPI (a total of 3,170,500 shares each being €1) and Creuers (3,005,061shares each being €1) are pledged together with certain rights of these companies. The agreement includes terms about certain limitations on dividends payments, new investments, and change in the control of the companies, change of the business, new loans and disposal of assets.

 

  1. On 12 January 2010, Cruceros Málaga, S.A. entered into a loan agreement with Unicaja regarding a Euro 9 million loan to finance the construction of the new terminal. This loan had an 18-month grace period. It is linked to Euribor and has a term of 180 months from the agreement execution date. Therefore, the maturity date of the loan is on 12 January 2025. A mortgage has been taken out on the administrative concession agreement to guarantee repayment of the loan principal and accrued interest thereon.

 

15 Loans and borrowings (continued)

 

  1. Valletta Cruise Port's bank loans and overdraft facilities bear interest at Euribor + 3% (31 December 2019: + 3%) per annum and are secured by a mortgage over VCP's present and future assets, together with a mortgage over specific property within the concession site for a period of 65 years commencing on 21 November 2001.

 

  1. Port of Adria entered into a loan agreement with EBRD amounting to Euro 20 million in total on 26 February 2018 with a 6-year maturity, 2 years grace period and an interest rate of Euribor + 4.25%. Principal and interest will be payable quarterly, in January, April, July and November of each year. Under this loan agreement, in the event of default, all shares of Port of Adria (12.040.993 Shares having 0,5026 € nominal value per each and 30.683.933 Shares having 1,1485 € nominal value per each) are pledged to the bank in accordance with a share pledge agreement. In compliance with this agreement, the Company is also guarantor of Port of Adria, and as per agreement, the Company has to comply with the consolidated leverage ratio of 5.0 to 1, as it is presented on the Eurobond of Global Liman.

 

  1. In June 2020, NCP has successfully completed a private bond offering. The 20-year unsecured bond will mature in 2040 and pay a semi-annual coupon of 8.0% p.a. starting in June 2021.

 

  1. On 26 September 2019, GPH Antigua entered into a syndicated loan with 6 years maturity and 2 years grace period. Repayment will be made quarterly starting from 31 December 2021, at a principal rate of 2.0835%. Remaining amount (58.33%) will be paid at 31 December 2026. The interest rate of this loan will be Libor + 5.75% prior to New Pier completion date and Libor + 5.25% after completion of New pier construction. The syndicated loan is subject to a number of financial ratios and restrictions, breach of which could lead to early repayment being requested. The agreement includes terms about certain limitations on dividends payments, new investments, and change in the control of the companies, change of the business, new loans and disposal of assets.

 

Reconciliation of movements of liabilities to cash flows arising from financing activities

 

USD'000

 

Liabilities

 

Equity

 

 

 

Note

Loans and Borrowings

Leases

 

Retained earnings

NCI

 

Total

Balance at 1 January 2020

 

387,542

65,448

 

61,053

86,330

 

600,373

Changes from financing cash flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from loans and borrowings

 

160,641

455

 

--

--

 

161,096

Repayment of borrowings / leases

 

(52,318)

(3,922)

 

--

--

 

(56,240)

Dividend paid

14 (c) 

--

--

 

--

(237)

 

(237)

Total changes from financing cash flows

 

108,323

(3,467)

 

--

(237)

 

104,619

The effect of changes in foreign exchange rates

 

40,262

(450)

 

(224)

3,715

 

43,303

Other changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liability-related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Disposal

 

(29,469)

--

 

5,854

--

 

(23,615)

Interest expense

 

30,339

4,912

 

--

--

 

35,251

Interest paid

 

(17,569)

(2,803)

 

--

--

 

(20,372)

Total liability-related other changes

 

(36,412)

2,278

 

--

--

 

(34,134)

Total equity-related other changes

 

--

--

 

(78,834)

(14,986)

 

(93,820)

Balance at 31 March 2021

 

483,016

65,918

 

(12,151)

74,822

 

611,605

 

15 Loans and borrowings (continued)

 

USD'000

 

Liabilities

 

Equity

 

 

 

Note

Loans and Borrowings

Leases

 

Retained earnings

NCI

 

Total

Balance at 1 January 2019

 

345,146

1,905

 

108,981

91,045

 

547,077

Changes from financing cash flows

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proceeds from loans and borrowings

 

74,918

--

 

--

--

 

74,918

Repayment of borrowings / leases

 

(31,949)

(3,066)

 

--

--

 

(35,015)

Dividend paid

14 (c) 

--

--

 

(29,225)

(5,062)

 

(35,591)

Total changes from financing cash flows

 

42,969

(3,066)

 

(29,225)

(5,062)

 

4,312

The effect of changes in foreign exchange rates

 

4,782

(304)

 

29 

-- 

 

4,507

Other changes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Liability-related

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New leases / other financial liability

 

--

67,132

 

--

--

 

67,132

Interest expense

 

26,077

2,434

 

--

--

 

28,511

Interest paid

 

(26,388)

--

 

--

--

 

(26,388)

Total liability-related other changes

 

(5,044)

(2,653)

 

--

--

 

(7,697)

Total equity-related other changes

 

--

--

 

(18,732)

347

 

(18,385)

Balance at 31 December 2019

 

387,542

65,448

 

61,053

86,330

 

600,373

 

16  Earnings / (Loss) per share

 

The Group presents basic earnings per share ("basic EPS") data for its ordinary shares. Basic EPS is calculated by dividing the profit or loss attributable to ordinary shareholders of the Company by the weighted average number of ordinary shares outstanding during the period, less own shares acquired.

 

During the year, the Group introduced share-based payments as part of its long-term incentive plan to directors and senior management. The shares to be granted to the participants of the scheme are only considered as potential shares when the market vesting conditions are satisfied at the reporting date. None of the market conditions are satisfied at the reporting date and therefore there is no dilution of the earnings per share or adjusted earnings per share (please refer to the glossary of APMs). There are no other transactions that can result in dilution of the earnings per share or adjusted earnings per share (please refer to the glossary of APMs).

 

Earnings per share is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to ordinary shareholders, by the weighted average number of shares outstanding.

 

 

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Profit attributable to owners of the Company

(80,313)

 

(18,558)

 

Weighted average number of shares

62,826,963

 

62,826,963

 

Basic and diluted earnings / (loss) per share with par value of GBP 0.01 (cents per share)

(127.8)

 

(29.5)

 

Profit attributable to owners of the Company

(93,219)

 

(28.436)

 

Weighted average number of shares

62,826,963

 

62,826,963

 

Basic and diluted earnings / (loss) per share with par value of GBP 0.01 (cents per share)

(148.4)

 

(45.3)

 

 

 

17  Commitments and contingencies

 

  1. Litigation

 

There are pending lawsuits that have been filed against or by the Group. Management of the Group assesses the possible results and financial effects of these lawsuits at the end of each period and as a result of these assessments, the required provisions are recognised for the possible expenses and liabilities. The total provision amount that has been recognised as at 31 March 2021 is USD 6,118 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 1,295 thousand).

 

The information related to the significant lawsuits that the Group is directly or indirectly a party to, is outlined below:

 

The Port of Adria-Bar (Montenegro) is a party to the disputes arising from the collective labour agreement executed with the union by Luka Bar AD (former employer/company), which was applicable to Luka Bar AD employees transferred to Port of Adria-Bar. The collective labour agreement has expired in 2010, before the Port was acquired by the Group under the name of Port of Adria-Bar. However, a number of lawsuits have been brought in connection to this collective labour agreement seeking (i) unpaid wages for periods before the handover of the Port to the Group, and (ii) alleged underpaid wages as of the start of 2014. On March 2017, the Supreme Court of Montenegro adopted a Standpoint in which it is ruled that collective labour agreement cannot be applied on rights, duties and responsibilities for employees of Port of Adria-Bar after September 30th, 2010. Although the Standpoint has established a precedent that has applied to the claims for the period after September 30th, 2010; there are various cases pending for claims related to the period of October 1st, 2009 - September 30th, 2010. In respect of the foregoing period of one year, the Port of Adria-Bar has applied to the Constitutional Court to question the alignment of the collective labour agreement with the Constitution, Labor Law and general collective agreement.  The Port of Adria-Bar is notified that the application for initiating the procedure for reviewing the legality of the Collective Agreement has been rejected due to a procedural reason, without evaluating the arguments submitted. On May 17, 2021, the Supreme Court dismissed Port of Adria's case and confirmed and accepted the applicability of the conflicting articles of the collective bargaining agreement in terms of employees' lawsuits for employees.

 

As of 31 March 2021, the Group has allocated a provision expense of USD 3,067 thousand for this lawsuit in its consolidated financial statements.

 

On 24 July 2020, the Competition Authority initiated an investigation against Ortadoğu Liman, Metlog Lojistik Gemicilik Turizm A.Ş., and MSC Gemi Acenteliği A.Ş., due to an alleged breach of Article 4 and 6 of the Law on the Protection of Competition, Law No. 4054 ("Competition Law"). Port Akdeniz has engaged legal representation and submitted a full defence against all allegations on 14 September 2020. As a result of such defence, all allegations pertaining to the breach of Article 4 have been dropped by the Competition Authority, however, in the investigation report received on 2 August 2021, the Competition Authority has alleged that Ortadoğu Liman has alleged that Ortadoğu Liman has engaged in exclusionary abuse in breach of Article 6 of the Competition Law. Whole process before the Competition Authority may take up to an additional 6 to 12 months (excluding the possibility to file an administrative lawsuit against a negative decision of the Competition Authority).

 

At this stage, the claim has not matured, and it depends on the decision of the Competition Authority and based on the defence against the claims. The course of the process remains uncertain. The aforementioned investigation report refers a potential monetary fine ranging from 0.5% to 3.0% of Ortadoğu Liman's annual revenue in the year prior to the final decision. At this stage, a reasonable estimation cannot be made on the liability related to potential claims, accordingly no provision is recognised.

 

Ortadoğu Liman has been sued for a service given to a commercial ship. Following the local court's decision accepting the claims of the ship owner, Ortadoğu Liman has filed an appeal against such decision.

 

As of 31 March 2021, the Group has allocated a provision expense of USD 3,000 thousand for this lawsuit in its consolidated financial statements.

 

 

 

17 Commitments and contingencies (continued)

 

  1. Guarantees

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, the letters of guarantee given comprised the following:

 

Letters of guarantee

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Given to seller for the call option on APVS shares (*)

5,168

 

5,457

 

Given to Privatisation Administration / Port Authority

2,562

 

2,947

 

Other governmental authorities

218

 

5,715

 

Others

115

 

402

 

Total letters of guarantee

8,063

 

14,521

 

 

(*) Venetto Sviluppo ("VS"), the 51% shareholder of APVS, which in turn owns a 53% stake in Venezia Terminal Passegeri S.p.A (VTP), has a put option to sell its shares in APVS partially or completely (up to 51%) to Venezia Investimenti (VI). This option originally can be exercised between 15th May 2017 and 15th November 2018, extended until the end of November 2021. If VS exercises the put option completely, VI will own 99% of APVS and accordingly 71.51% of VTP. The Group has given a guarantee letter for its portion of 25% to VS, which serves as a security of the full amount of the put option mentioned above.

 

Other collaterals are disclosed in Note 15.

 

  1. Contractual obligations

 

Ege Liman

 

The details of the TOORA ("Transfer of Operational Rights Agreement") dated 2 July 2003, executed by and between Ege Liman and OIB together with TDI are stated below:

 

The agreement allows Ege Liman to operate Ege Ports-Kuşadası for a term of 30 years for a total consideration of USD 24.3 million which has already been paid. Ege Liman's operation rights extend to port facilities, infrastructure and facilities which are either owned by the State or were used by TDI for operating the port, as well as the duty-free stores leased by the TDI. Ege Liman is entitled to construct and operate new stores in the port area with the written consent of the TDI.

 

Ege Liman is able to determine tariffs for Ege Ports- Kuşadası's port services at its own discretion without TDI's approval (apart from the tariffs for services provided to Turkish military ships).

 

The TOORA requires that the foreign ownership or voting rights in Ege Liman do not exceed 49%. Pursuant to the terms of the TOORA, the TDI is entitled to hold one share in Ege Liman and to nominate one of Ege Ports - Kuşadası's board members. Global Liman appoints the remaining board members and otherwise controls all operational decisions associated with the port. Ege Ports-Kuşadası does not have the right to transfer its operating rights to a third party.

 

Ege Liman is liable for the maintenance of the Port together with the port equipment in good repair and in operating condition throughout its operating right period. After the expiry of the contractual period, the real estate and the integral parts of it shall be surrendered to the Government at a specific condition, while the movable properties stay with Ege Liman.

 

Bodrum Liman

The details of the BOT Agreement dated 23 June 2004, executed by and between Bodrum Liman and the DLH are stated below:

 

Bodrum Liman had to construct the Bodrum Cruise Port in a period of 1 year and 4 months following the delivery of the land and thereafter, will operate the Bodrum Cruise Port for 12 years. The final acceptance of the construction was performed on 4 December 2007, and thus the operation period has commenced.

 

Bodrum Liman also executed an extension on prior Concession Agreement with the General Directorate of National Property on 15 November 2018 ("Bodrum Port Concession Agreement"). The BOT Agreement is attached to the Bodrum Port Concession Agreement and Bodrum Liman is entitled to use the Bodrum Cruise Port under these agreements for an extended period of 49 years starting from 31 December 2019. The BOT Agreement permits Bodrum Liman to determine tariffs for Bodrum Cruise Port's port services at its own discretion, provided that it complies with applicable legislation, such as applicable maritime laws and competition laws.

 

17 Commitments and contingencies (continued)

 

  1. Contractual obligations (continued)

 

Bodrum Liman (Continued)

Bodrum Liman was required to pay the Directorate General for Infrastructure Investments a land utilisation fee. This fee increases by Turkish Consumer Price index each year. With the extension signed, this fee will be revised yearly as per the agreement between Company and Directorate General.

 

Bodrum Liman is liable for the maintenance of the Port together with the port equipment in good repair and in operating condition throughout its operating right period. After the expiry of the contractual period, the real estate and the integral parts of it shall be surrendered to the Government at a specific condition, while the movable properties stay with Bodrum Liman.

 

Port of Adria

The details of the TOORA Contract dated 15 November 2013, executed by and between Global Liman and the Government of Montenegro and AD Port of Adria-Bar are stated below:

 

Global Liman will be performing services such as repair, financing, operation, maintenance in the Port of Adria for an operational period of 30 years (terminating in 2043).

 

Port of Adria has an obligation to pay to the Government of Montenegro (a) a fixed concession fee in the amount of Euro 500,000 per year; (b) a variable concession fee in the amount of Euro 5 per twenty-foot equivalent ("TEU") (full and empty) handled over the quay (ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship container handling), no fees are charged for the movement of the containers; (c) a variable concession fee in the amount of Euro 0.20 per ton of general cargo handled over the quay (ship-to-shore and shore-to-ship general cargo handling). However, pursuant to Montenegrin Law on Concessions, as an aid to the investor for investing in a port of national interest, the concession fee was set in the amount of Euro 1 for the period of three years starting from the effective date of the TOORA Contract. Tariffs for services are regulated pursuant to the terms of the concession agreement with the Montenegro port authority, where the maximum rates are subject to adjustments for inflation.

 

For the first three years of the agreement, Port of Adria had to implement certain investment and social programmes outlined in the agreement and had to commit Euro 13.6 million towards capital expenditure during that period. This included launching and investing Euro 6.5 million in certain social programmes at Port of Adria Bar such as retrenching employees, the establishment of a successful management trainee programme, and subsidising employees to attend training and acquire additional qualifications, as well as the provision of English lessons to employees. All the relevant investment requirements already performed by Port of Adria at the end of 2016.

 

Port of Adria is liable for the maintenance of the Port of Adria together with the port equipment in good repair and in operating condition throughout its operating right period. After the expiry of the contractual period, the real estate and the integral parts of it shall be surrendered to the Government of Montenegro at a specific condition, while the movable properties stay with Port of Adria.

 

Barcelona Cruise Port

 

The details of the TOORA Contract dated 29 July 1999, executed by and between Creuers del Port de Barcelona and the Barcelona Port authority are stated below:

 

Creuers del Port de Barcelona, S.A. ("Creuers") will be performing the management of port services related to the traffic of tourist cruises at the Port of Barcelona, as well as the development of commercial complementary activities corresponding to a seaport, in Adossat Wharf in Barcelona for an operational period of 27 years. The port operation rights for Adossat Wharf (comprised of Terminals A and B) terminates in 2030. The Port concession period can be extended automatically for three years provided that (i) Creuers has complied with all the obligations set forth in the Port Concession; and (ii) Creuers remains rendering port services on tourist cruises until the expiry of the extended term. Therefore, the concession the concession period is considered to be 30 years.

 

Creuers is liable for the maintenance of Adossat Wharf Terminals A and B, as well as ensuring that port equipment is maintained in good repair and in operating condition throughout its concession period. For the detailed maintenance and investment requirements, explained in the concession agreement, replacement provision has provided in the financials of the Company. After the expiry of the contractual period, the real estate and the integral parts of it shall be surrendered to the Barcelona Port Authority.

 

17 Commitments and contingencies (continued)

 

  1. Contractual obligations (continued)

 

Barcelona Cruise Port (continued)

 

The concession is subject to an annual payment, which consisted of the following fees: (i) a fee for the occupancy of the public land at the port, (ii) a fee for the operation of public land for commercial activities, and (iii) a general service fee.

 

The details of the TOORA Contract dated 26 July 2003, executed by and between Creuers and the Barcelona Port authority are stated below:

 

Creuers will be performing the management of port services related to the traffic of tourist cruises at the Port of Barcelona, as well as the development of commercial complementary activities corresponding to a seaport, in WTC Wharf in Barcelona for an operational period of 27 years. The port operation rights for the World Trade Centre Wharf (comprised of Terminals N and S) terminate in 2027. However, the Port concession period can be extended automatically for three years provided that (i) Creuers has complied with all the obligations set forth in the Port Concession; and (ii) Creuers remains rendering port services on tourist cruises until the expiry of the extended term. Therefore, the concession period is considered as 30 years. Creuers is liable for the maintenance of Adossat Wharf Terminals N and S together with the port equipment in good repair and in operating condition throughout its operating right period. After the expiry of the contractual period, the real estate and the integral parts of it shall be surrendered to the Barcelona Port Authority.

 

Malaga Cruise Port

The details of the TOORA Contract dated 9 July 2008, executed by and between Cruceros Malaga and the Malaga Port authority are stated below:

 

Cruceros Málaga, S.A. obtained an administrative concession to occupy the Levante Terminal of the Malaga Port and its exploitation, for a 30-year period, terminating in 2038. The concession term can be extended for up to fifteen years, in two terms of 10 and 5 additional years (extending the total concession period to 45 years), due to an amendment to the Malaga Levante Agreement approved by the Malaga Port Authority in its resolution dated 28 October 2009. These extensions requires (i) the approval by the Malaga Port Authority and (ii) Cruceros Malaga to comply with all of the obligations set forth in the concession. Cruceros will perform passenger services, terminal usage and luggage services, as well as undertake general maintenance of the Levante Terminal. Cruceros is responsible for ensuring that the port equipment is maintained in good repair and operating condition throughout the concession term.

 

The concession is subject to an annual payment, which consisted of the following fees: (i) a fee for the occupancy of the public land at the port, and (ii) a fee for the operation of public land for commercial activities.

 

The details of the TOORA Contract dated 11 December 2011, executed by and between Cruceros Malaga and the Malaga Port authority are stated below:

 

Cruceros Málaga, S.A. obtained an administrative concession to occupy El Palmeral Terminal of the Malaga Port and its exploitation, for a 30-year period, terminating in 2042. Cruceros will perform passenger services, terminal usage and luggage services, as well as undertake general maintenance of the El Palmeral Terminal. Cruceros is responsible for ensuring that the port equipment is maintained in good repair and operating condition throughout the concession term.

 

The concession is subject to an annual payment, which was Euro 154,897 in 2016, which consisted of the following fees: (i) a fee for the occupancy of the public land at the port, and (ii) a fee for the operation of public land for commercial activities.

 

 

17 Commitments and contingencies (continued)

 

  1. Contractual obligations (continued)

 

Valletta Cruise Port

 

On 22 November 2001, VCP signed a deed with the Government of Malta by virtue of which the Government granted a 65-year concession over the buildings and lands situated in Floriana, which has an area of 46,197square metres ("sqm"). VCP will perform operation and management of a cruise liner passenger terminal and an international ferry passenger terminal together with complementary leisure facilities. The area transferred is used as follows: retail 6,854sqm, office 4,833sqm, terminal 21,145sqm and potential buildings 13,365sqm.

A ground rent is payable by Valletta Cruise Port to the Government of Malta. At the end of each 12 months period, VCP is required pay to the Government of Malta (a) 15% of all revenue deriving from the letting of any buildings or facilities on the concession site for that 12-month period, and (b) 10% of revenue deriving from passenger and cruise liner operations, subject to the deduction of direct costs and services from the revenue upon which 10% fee is payable.

 

Ravenna Passenger Terminal

 

On 19 December 2009, Ravenna Terminal Passeggeri S.r.l ("RTP") signed a deed with the Ravenna Port Authority by virtue of which the Port Authority granted a 10-year concession over the passenger terminal area situated within Ravenna Port. RTP will perform operation and management of a cruise passenger terminal in the area. As at the end of 2020, Port Authority extended the concession period by one year until December 2021.

 

A fixed rent is payable by RTP to the Port Authority in the sum of Euro 895,541.67 during the concession period. The repayment of the total amount is presented as Euro 3,000 for the year 2009, Euro 28,791.67 for the year 2010 and the remaining Euro 863,750 overall for the years 2011 to 2020.

 

Catania Cruise Terminal

 

On 18 October 2011, Catania Cruise Terminal SRL ("CCT") signed a deed with the Catania Port Authority by virtue of which the Port Authority granted a 15-year concession over the passenger terminal area situated on Catania City Center. CCT will perform operation and management of a cruise passenger terminal in the area.

 

A fixed rent is payable by CCT to the Port Authority in the sum of Euro 135,000.00 for each year during the concession period.

 

Cagliari Cruise Terminal

 

On 14 January 2013, Cagliari Cruise Port S.r.l ("CCP") signed a deed with the Cagliari Port Authority by virtue of which the Port Authority granted a 15-year concession over the passenger terminal area situated within Cagliari Port. CCT will perform operation and management of a cruise passenger terminal in the area.

 

A fixed rent is payable by CCP to the Port Authority in the sum of Euro 44,315.74 for each year during the concession period.

 

Nassau Cruise Port

 

On 28 August 2019, Nassau Cruise Port Ltd ("NCP") signed a port operation and lease agreement ("POLA") with the Government of The Bahamas by virtue of which the Government of The Bahamas granted a 25-year concession over the passenger terminal area situated within Nassau Cruise Port. The 25-year period will start from the completion of the redevelopment project. Effective from 9 October 20219, NCP manages and operates Nassau Cruise Port at Prince George Wharf, Nassau, The Bahamas. NCP will invest an amount of USD 250 million in expanding the capacity of the port. Investment amount also includes ancillary contributions made to local community to increase the wealth of people of Bahamas. These payments will be made as grant and partly as interest free loan.

 

The first phase of the construction has started in November 2020 and is anticipated to be completed within 20 months. The second phase of the construction is anticipated to start in the third quarter of 2021 and be finalized by the end of 2022. Once construction has been completed total revenues are expected to be in the range of USD 35-40 million per annum.

 

Pursuant to the POLA, variable fee payment based on the number of passengers is made to the Government of The Bahamas starting from 9 October 2019. Until the redevelopment project is completed, a minimum fixed fee will be payable to the Government of The Bahamas amounting to USD 2 million. The minimum variable fee will be increased to USD 2.5 million from construction end date until the end of concession per annum.

17 Commitments and contingencies (continued)

 

c) Contractual obligations (continued)

 

Antigua Cruise Port

 

On 31 January 2019, GPH (Antigua) Ltd signed a concession agreement with the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and Antigua and Barbuda Port Authority by virtue of which it is granted with a 30-year concession over the passenger terminal area situated within Antigua Cruise Port. Effective from 23 October 2019, GPH (Antigua) Ltd has assumed the operation and management of the cruise port in St John's, Antigua and Barbuda.

 

As part of its obligations under the concession agreement, GPH (Antigua) Ltd. has repaid the existing bond of USD 21 million and invested an additional of USD 22 million to complete the new pier and dredging works to accommodate the largest cruise ships in the world. All such investments have been partially financed through non-recourse project finance and the Group's cash equity contribution of 27.5% at financial close. A variable fee payment based on the number of passengers will be made to the contracting authority with a minimum fee guarantee. From the 21st year of the concession, GPH (Antigua) Ltd. will pay a share of its annual revenue to the contracting authorities.

 

18  Leases

 

Lease as lessee (IFRS 16)

The Group entered into various operating lease agreements. In the periods presented, the Group's main operating lease arrangements as lessee are the port rent agreement of Valletta Cruise Port until 2066, Port of Adria until 2043, Creuers until 2033, Cruceros until 2043, Zadar Cruise Port until 2039, Antigua Cruise Port until 2049 and Bodrum Liman until 2067. Part of the concession agreements of Creuers and Cruceros relating to the occupancy of the public land at the port and the operation of public land for commercial activities, which are out of scope of IFRIC 12, have been accounted for under IFRS 16 - Leases.

 

The Company has a leasing agreement to rent its office at third floor offices at 34 Brook Street London. This lease has no purchase options and escalation clauses.

 

Right of use assets

 

Right-of-use assets related to leased properties that do not meet the definition of investment property are presented separately.

 

As at

31 March 2021

As at

31 December 2019

 

(USD '000)

(USD '000)

Balance at the beginning of the year / from initial application of IFRS 16

81,123

58,983

Depreciation charge for the year

(3,963)

(2,382)

Additions to Right of Use assets

8,279

25,601

Disposal group

(49)

--

Currency translation differences

2,079

(1,079)

Balance at year-end

87,469

81,123

 

The Company has created right of use asset for Antigua Cruise Port after acquisition. A variable fee payment based on the number of passengers will be made to the Port Authority with a minimum fee guarantee. From the 21st year of the concession, ACP will pay a share of its annual revenue annually to the Port Authority. Company has repaid outstanding loan amounting to $21,000 thousand on the initial acquisition date. The Company has recognized the loan and the discounted future payments as right of use asset and recognised an equivalent lease liability.

 

Amounts recognized in profit or loss

 

 

As at

31 March 2021

As at

31 December 2019

 

(USD'000)

(USD '000)

Interest on lease liabilities

(2,811)

(2,385)

Expenses relating to short-term leases

--

(75)

 

 

18 Leases (continued)

 

Right of use assets (continued)

 

Amounts recognized in statement of cash flows

 

 

As at

31 March 2021

As at

31 December 2019

 

(USD'000)

(USD '000)

Total cash outflow for leases

(3,922)

(3,066)

 

Extension options

 

All concession agreements contain extension options exercisable by the Group. These options are exercisable with the submission of the extension request by the Group before expiry of current concession agreements. Extendable rights vary based on the country regulations, and current concession period. Extension options are evaluated by management on contract basis, and the decision is based on the Port's performance, and possible extension period. Extension options in concession agreements are being provided for the continuation of the port's operations. The extension options held are exercisable only by the Group and in some agreements subject to approval of the grantor. Accordingly, the Group includes only already signed contract periods for the concession life.

The Group has estimated that the potential future lease payments, should it exercise all extension options, would result in an increase in lease liability of USD 3,177 thousand (2019: USD 3,006 thousand).

 

Lease as lessor

 

The Group's main operating lease arrangements as lessor are various shopping centre rent agreements of Ege Port, Bodrum Cruise Port, Valletta Cruise Port, Barcelona Cruise Port, Malaga Cruise Port, Zadar Cruise Port, and Antigua Cruise Port. All leases are classified as operating leases from a lessor perspective.

 

The following table sets out a maturity analysis of lease receivables, showing the payments to be received after the reporting date.

 

 

As at

31 March 2021

As at

31 December 2019

 

(USD '000)

(USD '000)

Less than one year

4,511

3,008

One to two years

1,381

2,075

Two to three years

1,226

1,843

Three to four years

824

1,432

Four to five years

506

1,175

More than five years

204

5,036

Total

8,652

14,569

 

During the 15 months ended 31 March 2021, USD 4,240 thousand (31 December 2019: USD 10,767 thousand) was recognised as rental income in the consolidated income statement and other comprehensive income.

 

19  Investment Property

 

Reconciliation of carrying amount

 

 

As at

31 March 2021

As at

31 December 2019

 

(USD '000)

(USD '000)

Balance at the beginning of the year

2,139

--

Recognition of right-of-use asset on initial application of

IFRS 16

--

2,250

Depreciation charge for the year

(58)

(59)

Currency translation differences

117

(52)

Balance at the end of the year

2,198

2,139

 

Investment property comprises Valletta Cruise Port's commercial property that is leased to third parties. Further information about these leases is included in Note 20.

 

20  Related parties

 

The related parties of the Group which are disclosed in this note comprised the following:

 

Related parties

Relationship

Mehmet Kutman

Chairman and ultimate controlling party

Ayşegül Bensel

Shareholder of Ultimate parent company

Global Yatırım Holding

Ultimate parent company

Global Ports Holding BV

Parent company

Global Sigorta Aracılık Hizmetleri A.Ş. ("Global Sigorta")

Ultimate parent company's subsidiary

IEG Kurumsal Finansal Danımanlık A.Ş. ("IEG Global")

Ultimate parent company's subsidiary

Global Menkul Değerler A.Ş. ("Global Menkul")

Ultimate parent company's subsidiary

Adonia Shipping

Ultimate parent company's subsidiary

Naturel Gaz

Ultimate parent company's subsidiary

Straton Maden

Ultimate parent company's subsidiary

Goulette Cruise Holding

Joint-Venture

LCT - Lisbon Cruise Terminals, LDA ("LCT")

Equity accounted investee

 

The Company has suspended its pursuit of a Premium Listing on the London Stock Exchange and agreed to terminate the Relationship Deed with GIH on 13 July 2020. These decisions have been taken in order to strengthen the Company's ability to respond to challenges created by ongoing Covid-19 disruption to the global travel sector and the economies in which the Group operates and provide additional options and flexibility for intercompany support by ultimate parent company.

 

All related party transactions between the Company and its subsidiaries have been eliminated on consolidation and are therefore not disclosed in this note.

 

Due from related parties

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, current receivables from related parties comprised the following:

 

Current receivables from related parties

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Global Yatırım Holding

--

 

312

 

Adonia Shipping (*)

6

 

59

 

Straton Maden (*)

66

 

67

 

IEG Global

--

 

56

 

Global Menkul

6

 

 

 

Global Ports Holding BV

4

 

4

 

LCT

22

 

44

 

Other Global Yatırım Holding Subsidiaries

220

 

229

 

Total

324

 

771

 

 

 

 

 

 

Non-current receivables from related parties

 

 

 

 

Goulette Cruise Holding (**)

8,125

 

6,811

 

 

8,125

 

6,811

 

 

(*) These amounts are related with the work advances paid related with the services taken on utilities by Group Companies. The charged interest rate is 16.75% as at 31 March 2021 (31 December 2019: 11,75%).

(**) Company is financing its Joint venture for the payment of La Goulette Shipping Company acquisition price with a maturity of 5 years with bullet repayment at the end of term. Yearly interest up to 8% (2019: 4.5%) is accruing and paid at maturity.

 

20  Related parties (continued)

 

Due to related parties

 

As at 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, current payables to related parties comprised the following:

 

 

Current payables to related parties

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Mehmet Kutman

827

 

545

 

Global Sigorta (*)

154

 

527

 

Global Yatırım Holding

129

 

--

 

Ayşegül Bensel

102

 

154

 

Other Global Yatırım Holding Subsidiaries

41

 

91

 

Total

1,253

 

1,317

 

(*) These amounts are related to professional services received. The charged interest rate is 17.50% as at 31 March 2021 (31 December 2019: 12,50%).

 

Transactions with related parties

For the years ended 31 March 2021 and 31 December 2019, transactions with other related parties comprised the following:

 

 USD '000

2021

2019

 

Rent

Interest

Other

Rent

Interest

Other

 

Income

received

Income

received

Global Yatırım Holding

265

--

106

203

--

128

Total

265

--

106

203

--

128

 

 

 

 

 

   

 USD '000

2021

2019

   

 

Project

Other

Project

Other

   

 

Expenses

expenses

   

Global Yatırım Holding

276

83

920

138

   

Global Menkul

--

1

--

1

   

Total

276

84

920

139

   
                 

 

As one of steps to expand the operations of the Group, a Port Operating License Agreement "POLA" for Nassau Cruise Port was signed in 2019. During the period of the contract negotiation, the Group signed a contract with Turquoise Advisory Limited ("TAL"), which is a related party of the Group as it is owned by the General Manager and one of the Board members of NCP, being key management personnel. A contract was signed for the preparation of proposals for the port tender, negotiation of the POLA, realisation of the final partnership and financing structure, obtaining all the permits for the project, and taking an active role and providing assistance in all processes including project debt financing.

The scope of the agreement was created by the Group with the aim of achieving the successful execution of the NCP venture (including financial and construction processes), and a success premium of USD 7.500 thousand was envisaged as a fair value of the payment to TAL, considering the economic impact of the project, in return for the successful completion of the terms of the POLA. Due to the fact that the project finance and construction approval and permission processes had not been met as of the 31 December 2019, no success premium was accrued at that time. The success premium was paid in the year of 2020 after the completion of the construction permit and acceptance processes, which are the integral elements of the contract, and the successful completion of the construction and financing.

Apart from this agreement, the Group also signed a Consultancy agreement with TAL. Under this contract, TAL will help create new revenue streams for the various aspects of the project and for NCP during the lifetime of the POLA. The price of this contract was determined as 500 thousand USD annually. This contract was subsequently revised retrospectively to be effective as of May 2020, by mutual agreement of the parties.

Collaboration between the Group and the owners of TAL, as individuals providing inter alia strategic advisory services, has started several years prior to the signing date of the POLA. Following the Group obtaining clarification in 2019 as to the potential partnership options for the NCP project, the above-mentioned contracts were signed in recognition of services delivered by the parties to date and in the future.

20  Related parties (continued)

 

NCP issued bonds on 10 May 2020 for the financing of its construction works related to port development. The total value of the bonds issued at that date amounted to USD 125 million with an interest rate of 8% (for details see Note 15). The Yes Foundation, a 2% minority shareholder of NCP, has bought bonds amounting to USD 1.35 million at the issuance. As at 31 March 2021, these bonds were still held by the YES foundation.

Global Gemicilik was working as an ancillary service provider to Port Akdeniz. Inline with the sale of Port Akdeniz, this company was sold at book value to the parent company Global Yatırım Holding.

For the year ended 31 March 2021, GPH has not distributed any dividend to Global Yatırım Holding (31 December 2019: USD 17,318 thousand).

Transactions with key management personnel

 

Key management personnel comprised the members of the Board and GPH's senior management. For the 15 months ended 31 March 2021 and the year 31 December 2019, details of benefits to key management personnel comprised the following:

 

 

 

2021

(USD '000)

 

2019

(USD '000)

 

Salaries

 

3,446

 

3,070

 

Attendance fees to Board of Directors

 

471

 

172

 

Bonus

 

9

 

361

 

Termination benefits

 

25

 

5

 

Total

 

3,951

 

3,608

 

 

21  Events after the reporting date

 

Cruise operations have restarted again late summer 2020 in the Mediterranean with low number of calls and passengers. Activity during the first part of the year 2021 remained slow. However as of the date of this report, cruise activity has restarted in almost all cruise ports of the Group and activity is building up with number of call, occupancy rations and passenger numbers increasing around the world.

 

Group has withdrawn the Scheme of Arrangement it had launched 18 February 2021, relating to the proposed refinancing of the $250,000,000 8.125% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021 issued by Global Liman İsletmeleri A.S. as of the 6 April 2021. 

 

Group launched a tender offer for up to $75.0 million of its $250,000,000 8.125% Senior Unsecured Notes due 2021 ("Notes") on 7 April 2021. Following the unmodified Dutch Auction procedure conducted in connection with the offer, the weighted average purchase price of the Notes validly tendered and accepted by Group was determined to be U.S.$899.4 for each U.S.$1,000 in principal amount of such Notes. The total amount of cash used in connection with the Offer is U.S.$44.7m excluding accrued interest on the Notes validly tendered and accepted. The settlement for Notes accepted for purchase by Group was made on 19 April 2021. Following the completion of the tender offer, Group's total Eurobond issued outstanding amounts to U.S. $200.3m. At the end of July 2021, Group has concluded the early repayment of the $200.3 million outstanding amount, plus accrued interest, of the 8.125% senior unsecured Eurobond, due 14 November 2021, issued by Global Liman Isletmeleri.

 

 

21  Events after the reporting date (continued)

 

GPH has entered into a five-year, senior secured loan agreement for up to $261 million with the investment firm Sixth Street. The loan agreement provides for two term loan facilities, an initial five-year term facility of $186.3m and an additional five-year growth facility of up to $75.0m. The net proceeds of the initial facility will be used to refinance the outstanding amount of the 8.125% senior unsecured Eurobond, due 14 November 2021. The initial facility will also be used to pay related fees and expenses and general corporate purposes. The loan agreement contains customary financial and non-financial covenants, including restriction on dividend payments, maintaining minimum liquidity in the holding companies of the Group, and change of control clauses regarding maintaining ownership of GPH Plc and ownership at the Company's parent above a certain threshold. Under the terms of the loan agreement, GPH will have the ability to select from a range of interest payment options including an all-cash interest rate, a cash interest rate of LIBOR +5.25% plus PIK rate or a PIK-only rate of LIBOR +8.5% up until December 2022 that will be subject to LIBOR reform. The group expects that the interest rate benchmark for this loan will be changed to SOFR. As part of the financing arrangement, the Company has agreed to issue warrants to investor for a subscription price equal to the nominal value per share (the "Warrants") representing 9.0% of GPH's fully-diluted share capital (subject to customary adjustments). As and when the growth facility is utilised, GPH has agreed to issue further Warrants, pro-rata to the utilisation of the $75.0m growth facility, representing up to an additional 3.75% of the fully-diluted share capital. The Warrants will become exercisable upon certain specific events including the acceleration, repayment in full or termination of the loan, de-listing of GPH or a change of control.

 

Group has now signed a 20-year concession agreement with the Autorità di Sistema Portuale del Mar Ionio and taken over the management of the cruise terminal and cruise services in the Port of Taranto, Italy in May 2021.

 

After the reporting date, the Group has entered a USD 3 million financing arrangement at arm's-length terms with its parent GIH to fund certain infrastructure works in Antigua; the Group will derive considerable benefits from the timely completion of these infrastructure works. These funds have been offset against future payment obligation of GPH Antigua towards the Government of Antigua & Barbuda under the concession agreement.

 

GLOSSARY OF ALTERNATIVE PERFORMANCE MEASURES (APM)

 

These financial statements includes certain measures to assess the financial performance of the Group's business that are termed "non-IFRS measures" because they exclude amounts that are included in, or include amounts that are excluded from, the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with IFRS, or are calculated using financial measures that are not calculated in accordance with IFRS. These non-GAAP measures comprise the following;

 

Segmental EBITDA

 

Segmental EBITDA calculated as income/(loss) before tax after adding back: interest; depreciation; amortisation; unallocated expenses; and specific adjusting items.

 

Management evaluates segmental performance based on Segmental EBITDA. This is done to reflect the fact that there is a variety of financing structures in place both at a port and Group-level, and the nature of the port operating right intangible assets vary by port depending on which concessions were acquired versus awarded, and which fall to be treated under IFRIC 12. As such, management considers monitoring performance in this way, using Segmental EBITDA, gives a more comparable basis for profitability between the portfolio of ports and a metric closer to net cash generation. Excluding project costs for acquisitions and one-off transactions such as project specific development expenses as well as unallocated expenses, gives a more comparable year-on-year measure of port-level trading performance.

 

Management is using Segmental EBITDA for evaluating each port and group-level performances on operational level. As per management's view, some specific adjusting items included on the computation of Segmental EBITDA.

 

Specific adjusting items

 

The Group presents specific adjusting items separately. For proper evaluation of individual ports financial performance and consolidated financial statements, Management considers disclosing specific adjusting items separately because of their size and nature. These expenses and income include project expenses; being the costs of specific M&A activities , the costs associated with appraising and securing new and potential future port agreements which should not be considered when assessing the underlying trading performance and the costs related to the refinancing of Group debts, the replacement provisions, being provision created for replacement of fixed assets which does not include regular maintenance, other provisions and reversals related to provisions provided, being related to unexpected non-operational transactions, impairment losses, construction accounting margin, being related to IFRIC 12 computation and main business of the Group is operating ports rather than construction, employee termination expenses, income from insurance repayments, income from scrap sales, gain/loss on sale of securities, other provision expenses, redundancy expenses and donations and grants.

 

Specific adjusting items comprised as following,

 

 

 

15-month period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

Project expenses

 

11,098

 

5,146

Employee termination expenses

 

228

 

215

Replacement provisions

 

793

 

673

Provisions / (reversal of provisions) (*)

 

8,489

 

1,569

Impairment losses

 

11,997

 

--

Construction accounting margin

 

(1,052)

 

--

Other expenses

 

(598)

 

788

Specific adjusting items

 

30,955

 

8,391

 

(*) This figure composed of expected impairment losses on receivables, provision expenses excluding vacation pay and replacement provisions and impairment losses related to assets.

 

 

Adjusted EBITDA

 

Adjusted EBITDA calculated as Segmental EBITDA less unallocated (holding company) expenses.

 

Management uses Adjusted EBITDA measure to evaluate Group's consolidated performance on an "as-is" basis with respect to the existing portfolio of ports. Notably excluded from Adjusted EBITDA, the costs of specific M&A activities and the costs associated with appraising and securing new and potential future port agreements. M&A and project development are key elements of the Group's strategy in the Cruise segment. Project lead times and upfront expenses for projects can be significant, however these expenses (as well as expenses related to raising financing such as IPO or acquisition financing) do not relate to the current portfolio of ports but to future EBITDA potential. Accordingly, these expenses would distort Adjusted EBITDA which management is using to monitor the existing portfolio's performance.

 

A full reconciliation for Segmental EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA to profit before tax is provided in the Segment Reporting Note 2 to these financial statements.

 

Underlying Profit

 

Management uses this measure to evaluate the profitability of the Group normalised to exclude the specific non-recurring expenses and income, non-cash foreign exchange transactions, and adjusted for the non-cash port intangibles amortisation charge, giving a measure closer to actual net cash generation, which the directors' consider a key benchmark in making the dividend decision. Underlying Profit is also consistent with Consolidated Net Income (CNI), as defined in the Group's 2021 Eurobond, which is monitored to ensure covenant compliance.

 

Underlying Profit is calculated as profit / (loss) for the year after adding back: amortization expense in relation to Port Operation Rights, non-cash provisional income and expenses, non-cash foreign exchange transactions and specific non-recurring expenses and income.

 

Adjusted earnings per share

 

Adjusted earnings per share is calculated as underlying profit divided by weighted average per share.

 

Management uses these measures to evaluate the profitability of the Group normalised to exclude the gain on reversal of provisions, non-cash provisional income and expenses, gain or loss on foreign currency translation on equity, unhedged portion of investment hedging on Global Liman, adjusted for the non-cash port intangibles amortisation charge, and adjusted for change in accounting policies, giving a measure closer to actual net cash generation, which the directors' consider a key benchmark in making the dividend decision. Underlying Profit is also consistent with Consolidated Net Income (CNI), as defined in the Group's 2021 Eurobond, which is monitored to ensure covenant compliance. Management decided this year that in the light of a more meaningful presentation of the underlying profit, the unhedged portion of the investment hedge on Global Liman and any gain or loss on foreign currency translation on equity have been excluded.

 

Underlying profit and adjusted earnings per share computed as following;

 

 

 

15-month period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

(Loss) / Profit for the Period, net of IFRS 16 impact

 

(94,689)

 

(13,597)

Impact of IFRS 16

 

(3,300)

 

(1,622)

(Loss) / Profit for the Period

 

(97,989)

 

(15,219)

Amortisation of port operating rights / RoU asset / Investment Property

 

25,126

 

34,453

Non-cash provisional (income) / expenses (*)

 

9,510

 

2,457

Impairment losses

 

11,997

 

--

Unhedged portion of Investment hedging on Global Liman

 

39,038

 

5,222

(Gain) / loss on foreign currency translation on equity

 

1,238

 

414

Underlying (Loss) / Profit

 

(11,080)

 

27,327

Weighted average number of shares

 

62,826,963

 

62,826,963

Adjusted earnings per share (pence)

 

(17.61)

 

43.5

(*) This figure composed of employee termination expense, replacement provision, and provisions / (reversal of provisions) under specific adjusting items.

 

Net debt

 

Net debt comprises total borrowings (bank loans, Eurobond and finance leases net of accrued tax) less cash, cash equivalents and short term investments.

 

Management includes short term investments into the definition of Net Debt, because these short-term investments are comprised of marketable securities which can be quickly converted into cash.

Net debt comprised as following;

 

 

As at

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

As at

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

Current loans and borrowings

 

295,200

 

62,691

Non-current loans and borrowings

 

253,734

 

390,299

Gross debt

 

548,934

 

452,990

Lease liabilities recognized due to IFRS 16 application

 

(65,918)

 

(64,828)

Gross debt, net of IFRS 16 impact

 

483,016

 

388,162

Cash and bank balances

 

(170,599)

 

(63,780)

Short term financial investments

 

(63)

 

(71)

Net debt

 

312,354

 

324,311

Equity

 

86,563

 

155,263

Net debt to Equity ratio

 

3.61

 

2.09

Leverage ratio

Leverage ratio is used by management to monitor available credit capacity of the Group.

Leverage ratio is computed by dividing gross debt to Adjusted EBITDA.

Leverage ratio computation is made as follows;

 

 

15-month period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

Gross debt

 

548,934

 

452,990

Lease liabilities recognised due to IFRS 16 application

 

(65,918)

 

(64,828)

Gross debt, net of IFRS 16 impact

 

483,016

 

388,162

Adjusted EBITDA

 

(6,725)

 

77,015

Impact of IFRS 16 on EBITDA

 

(6,592)

 

(3,204)

Adjusted EBITDA, net of IFRS 16 impact

 

(13,317)

 

73,811

Leverage ratio

 

NA

 

5.26x

CAPEX

CAPEX represents the recurring level of capital expenditure required by the Group excluding M&A related capital expenditure.

CAPEX computed as 'Acquisition of property and equipment' and 'Acquisition of intangible assets' per the cash flow statement.

 

 

15-month period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

Acquisition of property and equipment

 

27,913

 

15,813

Acquisition of intangible assets

 

56,557

 

8,155

CAPEX

 

84,470

 

23,968

 

 

Cash conversion ratio

Cash conversion ratio represents a measure of cash generation after taking account of on-going capital expenditure required to maintain the existing portfolio of ports.

It is computed as Adjusted EBITDA less CAPEX divided by Adjusted EBITDA.

 

 

15-month period ended

31 March 2021

(USD '000)

 

1 Year ended

31 December 2019

(USD '000)

Adjusted EBITDA

 

(6,725)

 

77,015

Impact of IFRS 16 on EBITDA

 

(6,592)

 

(3,204)

Adjusted EBITDA, net of IFRS 16 impact

 

(13,317)

 

73,811

CAPEX

 

(84,470)

 

(23,968)

Cash converted after CAPEX

 

(97,787)

 

49,843

Cash conversion ratio

 

NA

 

67.5%

 

Hard currency

Management uses the term hard currency to refer to those currencies that historically have been less susceptible to exchange rate volatility. For the year ended 31 March 2021 and 2019, the relevant hard currencies for the Group are US Dollar, Euro and Singaporean Dollar.

 




Contact:
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Tel: +49 89 210298 584
E-Mail: [email protected]


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