- EBITDA USD 160.6 million: highest quarterly result since Q3 2008
- Tanker fundamentals: remain healthy and look sustainable
- Ship sales: old vessels sold reducing average age of fleet
ANTWERP, Belgium, 28 January 2016 – Euronav NV (NYSE: EURN & Euronext: EURN) (“Euronav” or the “Company”) today reported its non-audited financial results for the fourth quarter and full year 2015.
Paddy Rodgers, CEO of Euronav said: “Recent capital market gyrations have oversold the crude tanker market which continues to be robust. With a lower oil price (it fell 18% during Q4 and further since year end) tanker freight nets back to higher results through a reduction in variable cost. Furthermore, one should expect additional stimulation of demand for crude and therefore for crude tankers over 2016. Current vessel supply is well spread over the next 3 years and should therefore be capable of being absorbed by the demand. The winter market started in Q4 with higher TCE averages than in any other quarter of 2015 and has even strengthened in Q1 2016. Consequently, management remains confident of further progress and committed to its policy of distributing 80% of net income excluding exceptional items such as gains on the disposal of vessels.”
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