26 Aug 2021
Full Year Results Media Release
ABN 28 095 466 961 Boom Logistics Limited Suite B Level 1 , 55 Southbank Boulevard Southbank VIC 3006 T +61 3 9207 2500 F +61 3 9207 2400 Boom Logistics NPAT $1.2 million ? EBITDA $ 36.3 million ? EBIT $4.5 million ? NPAT $ 1.2 million ? Operating cash flow before tax $ 25 .9 million ? Final dividend 1.0 cents per share 26 August 202 1 : Boom Logistics Limited (ASX:BOL) , the lifting solutions company, today announced a net profit after tax of $ 1.2 million for the year ended 3 0 June 202 1 (FY 20: n et loss $ 17.0 million ) a solid improvement on FY20. EBIT improved to $4.5 million (FY20: loss of $ 8.1 million) . EBITDA increased 53% to $ 36.3 million (FY20: $ 23.8 million) . R evenue declined 6.6% to $173.3 million (FY20: $ 185.5 million) reflecting the effects of pandemic - related supply chain constraints and deferred projects and shutdowns . Operational cash flow before tax was $ 2 5 .9 million (FY20: $2 4 . 3 million). The group has secured substantial new projects. Net capital expenditure was $14. 7 million as the company invested in new assets to service major projects , strengthening its fleet of cranes and travel towers . Asset sales during the year were $ 4.8 million. Net debt: equity increased to 26%, up from 1 7 % at 3 0 June 2020. T he board has resolved to pay a final dividend of 1 cent per share, unfranked, taking full year dividends to 1.5 cents, unfranked. This represents the largest dividend return to shareholders in more than a decade. The final dividend will be paid on 5 November 2021 to shareholders on the register at 30 September 2021 . Results summary for year to 3 0 June 2 1 3 0 June 20 Change % Revenue ($m) 173.3 185.5 ( 6.6 ) EBITDA ($m) 36.3 23.8 53 EBIT ($m) 4.5 ( 8.1 ) - Net profit after tax ($m) 1.2 ( 17.0 ) - Final Dividend (cents) 1.0 0.0 - Full year dividends (cents) 1.5 0.5 - Tony Spassopoulos, Boom Logistics Managing Director , said: “ This was the compan y’s first profitable result since 2012, which demonstrates the success of our strategy over recent years to reduce overhead, diversify revenue streams and secure acceptable returns on capital in profitable sectors . The positive result was achieved despite the impacts of pandemic - related constraints which delayed projects and cost headwinds, including labour shortages and supply chain restrictions. “ Our focus on high - quality projects and a strong track record have helped us to secure important new contracts in 2021 , including the smelter shutdown maintenance (SCM21) project at BHP Olympic Dam and construction of the Bango wind farm in New South Wales. We are develop ing our reputation as a leading Australian lifting solutions provider in key markets which , together with our skilled team and effective systems, put s us in a strong position to add to our portfolio of work and positive forward pipeline oppo rtunity. “ On the back of securing major projects we are rejuvenating o ur fleet. We have successfully implemented a program of capital recycling, investing in new cranes and travel towers for growth , while optimising allocation and driving high levels of utilisation. This enables us to benefit from increased scale and higher productivity. We have also reduced risk through improved contract management and review processes. “Throughout the pandemic, we have focused on ensuring the health and safety of our team with management actively engaging on - site to integrate safe work practices into processes. We had zero lost time injuries during the financial year, and achieved a TRIFR of 5.1, being our best safety performance in more than a decade . ” Operational Report Crane Services The group’s crane services focus on mining maintenance and engineered specialised lifts for shutdown, industrial and programmed maintenance services. Although crane services revenue was slightly lower year - on - year as pandemic - related constraints delayed projects, the group signed maintenance contract renewals with mining and industrial sector customers. New contracts included the BHP Olympic Dam SCM21 project in South Australia, which is additional to ongoing maintenance work and will generate revenue of circa $ 1 5 million in FY22. An expanded services offering has helped secure new maintenance work , and the group diversified its services through a nickel maint enance contract and projects work with iron ore customers in Western Australia . Maintenance on metallurgical coal mines in Central Queensland continue d to progress. The group consolidated its Mackay and Moranbah depots at Nebo, reducing costs. Trading conditions in the New South Wales Hunter Valley were challenging, with tight margins. Travel Towers Boom ’s travel towers business supports telco 5G and data network installations, renewable energy and high - voltage transmission ‘string line’ activities, an d power grid infrastructure works. Revenue decreased , reflecting the effects of state lockdowns and customer deferrals. Ongoing demand for electrical transmission, infrastructure , mining maintenance/shutdown activity remained consistent . The program of rejuvenating the company’s travel tower fleet continued as capital expenditure was allocated to purchase new assets and ageing, smaller travel towers were divested . Boom Projects Demand for projects remained strong during the year , with wo rk at the Bango wind farm, where B oom will install up to 38 wind turbines , which commenced i n the second half. This followed completion of the Moorabool South wind farm project earlier in the year. The company’s m ajor projects includ e S nowy 2.0 where it is assisting a major tunnel boring project, Queensland r ail work and b ridge project s in Western Australia. Balance Sheet As Boom continued to invest in capital assets, n et debt was $ 29.4 million at 30 June 2021, up from $ 19.6 million at 3 0 June 2020 . The group utilised franking deficit tax paid in FY20 to offset income tax payable for the year . Return on capital improved to 2.5% and is forecast to further improve in FY22 as investment in new assets made towards the end of the year will begin to genera te a return. Board renewal The Board is undergoing renewal. Stephen Grove and Kieran Pryke joined the Board during FY21 following the retirement of two long - standing directors. The Chairman, Max Findlay and Terence Hebiton have announced their intention to retire from the Board at the AGM in 2021. A process is underway to recruit their successors. Outlook Tony Spassopoulos said: “ We are continuing to keep our people safe , prioritising all health and safety requirements during the pandemic. “ This was a solid year and we are forecasting further growth in FY22 , despite the ongoing impacts of Covid - 19 such as labour shortages, supply chain restrictions and delays on project starts. “Our focus on high - quality projects and on capital recycling to optimise asset use is supporting growth. Revenue is expected to increase to circa $105 million in the first half as we have a solid portfolio of work already booked, including the SCM21 project at BHP Olympic Dam, Bango wind farm, and major shutdowns. Ongoing minin g maintenance and P ilb ara region string line transmission work s continue. EBITDA for the first half of FY22 is expected to increase to circa $21 million . Forecast is based on current expectations of Covid - 19 impacts. “ We maintain a strong pipeline of new business across mining maintenance, renewable energy, infrastructure and telecommunications sectors , and anticipate ongoing improvement in earnings . ” Authorised for release by the Board Further information: Tony Spassopoulos Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer +613 9207 2500 Media /Investors : Ashley Rambukwella (FCR) +61 424 436 172 firstname.lastname@example.org This announcement contains certain forward - looking statements with respect to the financial condition, results of operations and business of Boom and certain plans and objectives of the management of Boom. Forward - looking statements can generally be identified by the use of words such as ' project', ‘believe’, 'foresee', 'plan’, 'expect', 'aim', 'potential’, ‘goal’, ‘target’, ‘intend', 'anticipate’, 'believe', 'estimate’, 'may', ‘could’, 'should', 'will’ or similar expressions. All such forward looking statements involve known and unknown r isks, significant uncertainties, assumptions, contingencies and other factors, many of which are outside the control of Boom, which may cause the actual results or performance of Boom to be mater ially different from any future results or performance expres sed or implied by such forward looking statements. Such forward - looking statements speak only as of the date of this announcement. Factors that could cause actual results or performance to differ materially include without limitation the following: risks and uncertainties associated with the Australian and global economic environment and capital market conditions, fluctuations in foreign currency exchange and interest rates, competition, Boom's relationships with, and the financial condition of, its suppl iers and customers, or legislative changes, or regulatory changes or other changes in the laws which affect Boom's business. The foregoing list of important factors is not exhaustive. There can be no assurance that actual outcomes will not differ material ly from these statements. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements. Except as required by law and ASX Listing Rules, Boom undertakes no oblig ation to update publicly or otherwise revise any forward looking statement as a resul t of new information, future events or other factors. .