DFDS takes a considerable beating from the Channel
In the second quarter of 2012, DFDS’ profits reached 23 million kroner before taxes compared to 301 million kroner in the corresponding quarter of 2011. The English Channel has proven a costly affair for the company.
BY TOMAS KRISTIANSEN
DFDS reported a surplus of 23 million kroner in the second quarter of 2012 compared to 301 million kroner in the second quarter of 2011.
DFDS is therefore lowering its earnings forecast for the operating result (EBITDA) of 2012 with 11 percent.
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