EX-99.1 2 a6-kq42016exhibit991.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit
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Q4
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2016
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FOURTH QUARTER
MARINE HARVEST GROUP
Record high Operational EBIT of EUR 259 million. Financial EBIT of EUR 344 million
Strong operational performance in all entities
All-time high salmon prices driven by strong demand and decline in supply
NIBD at EUR 890 million on strong cash flow
Quarterly dividend of NOK 2.80 per share


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Q4|2016

HIGHLIGHTS - FOURTH QUARTER 2016
Record high Operational EBIT of EUR 259.4 million. Financial EBIT of EUR 344.3 million.
Strong operational performance in all entities.
All-time high salmon prices driven by strong demand and decline in supply.
Harvested volume in line with guidance from the third quarter.
Marine Harvest Norway's technological concept "The Egg" qualifies in general for development licenses, and may be awarded development licenses subject to the outcome of the authorities' final evaluation process.
Marine Harvest Canada nominated to purchase farming assets in East Canada currently in receivership. The transaction is contingent on court approval and signing of a final purchase agreement.
Net interest-bearing debt (NIBD) of EUR 890 million on strong cash flow.
Net cash flow per share of EUR 0.25 in the quarter.
44.9% Return on capital employed (ROCE) in the quarter.
Underlying earnings per share (EPS) of EUR 0.43 in the quarter.
A quarterly dividend of NOK 2.80 per share, will be paid out to the shareholders as a repayment of paid in capital.

Main figures 1)
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 2016

2015

EUR million
Operational revenue 2)
1 018.1

866.7

3 509.8

3 121.1

 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBITDA 3)
296.0

124.4

842.7

486.6

Operational EBIT 3)
259.4

89.7

700.2

346.8

 
 
 
 
 
EBIT
344.3

196.3

991.2

345.3

Net financial items
-68.5

-45.9

-232.0

-95.2

Profit or loss for the period
210.9

91.7

539.3

158.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cash flow from operations
163.2

22.9

693.2

233.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total assets
4 803.5

4 196.1

4 803.5

4 196.1

NIBD 4)
890.0

999.7

890.0

999.7

 
 
 
 
 
EPS (EUR)
0.47

0.20

1.20

0.36

Underlying EPS (EUR) 5)
0.43

0.14

1.13

0.52

Net cash flow per share (EUR) 6)
0.25

-0.16

1.23

-0.02

Dividend declared and paid per share (NOK)
2.30

1.40

8.60

5.20

ROCE 7)
44.9
%
13.4
%
28.1
%
13.1
%
Equity ratio
42.9
%
45.2
%
42.9
%
45.2
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE, salmon)
99 634

110 551

380 621

420 148

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR) - Total 8)
2.60

0.81

1.84

0.83

 
 
 
 
 
Norway
2.70

1.47

2.18

1.37

Scotland
1.83

-0.30

0.91

0.35

Canada
3.33

0.36

2.53

0.34

Chile
2.61

-1.31

0.11

-0.82

 
 
 
 
 

1)
This interim report is unaudited. Presentation currency has been changed from NOK to EUR from January 1, 2016, with retrospective application for comparative figures, see Note 2 and Note 13. Please refer to the interim report on form 6-K for detailed descriptions and reconciliations of non-IFRS measures such as Operational EBIT, Operational EBITDA, Operational revenue, NIBD, underlying EPS and ROCE.
2)
Operational revenue: Revenue and other income, including realized gain/loss from currency derivatives related to contract sales of Norwegian origin, and excluding change in unrealized salmon derivatives.
3)
Calculated by excluding the following items from financial EBITDA/EBIT: Change in unrealized internal margin, change in unrealized gains/losses from salmon derivatives, net fair value adjustment on biomass, onerous contract provisions, restructuring costs, income from associated companies, impairment losses of fixed assets/intangibles and other non-operational items. Operational EBIT also includes realized gain/loss from currency derivatives related to contract sales of Norwegian origin. A reconciliation between Operational EBIT and financial EBIT is provided on the next page, and we also refer to the interim report on form 6-K for further information. The largest individual difference between Operational EBIT and financial EBIT is the net fair value adjustment on biomass according to IFRS (and the related onerous contracts provision), which is a volatile figure impacted by estimates of future salmon prices as well as other estimates.
4)
NIBD: Total non-current interest-bearing debt, minus total cash, plus current interest-bearing debt and plus net effect of currency derivatives on interest-bearing debt.
5)
Underlying EPS: Operational EBIT adjusted for accrued interest payable, with estimated weighted tax rate - per share.
6)
Net cash flow per share: Cash flow from operations and investments, net financial items paid and realized currency effects - per share.
7)
ROCE: Annualized return on average capital employed based on EBIT excluding net fair value adjustment on biomass, onerous contract provisions and other non-operational items / Average NIBD + Equity, excluding net fair value adjustment on biomass, onerous contract provisions and net assets held for sale, unless there are material transactions in the period.
8)
Operational EBIT per kg including allocated margin from Feed and Sales and Marketing.

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Q4|2016

PROFIT - FINANCIAL RESULTS IN THE QUARTER
The Group’s profits hinges on its ability to provide customer value from healthy, tasty and nutritious seafood, farmed both cost effectively and in an environmentally sustainable way that maintains a good aquatic environment and respects the needs of the wider society.

(Figures in parenthesis refer to the same quarter in 2015.)
(EUR million)
Q4 2016
Q4 2015
Operational EBIT
259.4

89.7

Change in unrealized margin
-18.7

-1.4

Gain/loss from derivatives
7.1

-6.3

Net fair value adjustment on biomass including onerous contracts
74.7

107.1

Restructuring costs
-0.9

0.2

Income from associated companies
21.0

10.8

Impairment losses on fixed assets/intangibles
1.7

-3.7

EBIT
344.3

196.3

Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 259.4 million in the quarter (EUR 89.7 million). The contribution from Feed was EUR 10.8 million (EUR 8.0 million), and Farming contributed EUR 207.7 million (EUR 52.8 million). Markets contributed EUR 23.0 million (EUR 14.8 million) and Consumer Products contributed EUR 22.9 million (EUR 9.8 million).

Operational EBIT of EUR 259.4 million in the period was negatively impacted by exceptional items in the amount of EUR 29.7 million (refer to Note 6).

Earnings before financial items and taxes (EBIT) came to EUR 344.3 million (EUR 196.3 million). EBIT includes a net fair value adjustment on biomass including onerous contracts of EUR 74.7 million (EUR 107.1 million), mainly due to higher salmon prices.

Financial items
(EUR million)
Q4 2016
Q4 2015
Interest expenses
-12.2

-11.2

Net currency effects
13.9

4.9

Other financial items
-70.2

-39.6

Net financial items
-68.5

-45.9

Other financial items include an increase in the fair value of the conversion liability component of the convertible bond of EUR 82.8 million and positive change in fair value of other financial instruments of EUR 13.9 million.

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Cash flow and NIBD
(EUR million)
Q4 2016
Q4 2015
NIBD beginning of period
-876.7

-917.9

Operational EBITDA
296.0

124.4

Change in working capital
-105.1

-79.5

Taxes paid
-10.3

-10.9

Other adjustments
-17.4

-11.0

Cash flow from operations
163.2

22.9

Net Capex
-57.2

-59.7

Other investments
0.0

-18.4

Cash flow to investments
-57.2

-78.1

Net interest and financial items paid
-6.4

-11.6

Other items
10.1

62.2

Dividend / return of paid in capital
-113.9

-67.6

Translation effect on interest-bearing debt
-9.0

-9.6

NIBD end of period
-890.0

-999.7


Cash flow from operations amounted to EUR 163.2 million (EUR 22.9 million). Working capital is impacted by a seasonal increase in trade receivables and biomass. Other adjustments include a non-cash effect of EUR 18.7 million (EUR 1.4 million) regarding change in unrealized margin for Feed which is included in Operational EBITDA.

Net Capex was EUR 57.2 million (EUR 59.7 million).

Currency effect on interest-bearing debt of EUR -9.0 million (EUR -9.6 million) during the quarter is mainly due to the weakening of EUR against USD.

Other items in the fourth quarter of 2015 include the effect of EUR 51.6 million regarding initial recognition of a conversion liability component of the convertible bond issued in November 2015.

A quarterly dividend of EUR 113.9 (EUR 67.6 million), as announced in the report for the third quarter of 2016, has been distributed as repayment of paid in capital.




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GUIDING PRINCIPLE
AMBITION
ACHIEVEMENT
Profitability
ROCE exceeding 12%
Q4
44.9%
 
 
YTD
28.1%
Solidity
Long term NIBD target:
December 31, 2016
 
EUR 1 050 million
EUR 890 million
 
Farming NIBD / kg EUR 1.8
Farming NIBD / kg EUR 1.5

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PROFIT - OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE AND ANALYTICAL DATA
 
Feed
Farming
Sales and Marketing
Other
Group 1)
 
 
 
 
 
Markets
Consumer Products
 
 
 
 
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

Q4 2015

Q4 2016

Q4 2015

External revenue
5.7

2.8

11.4

24.0

581.3

480.1

419.6

358.1

0.0

1.7

1 018.1

866.7

Internal revenue
101.5

99.7

629.0

479.2

202.4

123.6

8.2

10.7

7.5

13.5

0.0

0.0

Operational revenue
107.2

102.4

640.4

503.3

783.7

603.7

427.8

368.8

7.6

15.2

1 018.1

866.7

Operational EBIT
10.8

8.0

207.7

52.8

23.0

14.8

22.9

9.8

-5.0

4.3

259.4

89.7

Change in unrealized margin
-13.5

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

-18.7

-1.4

Gain/loss from derivatives
0.0

0.0

-29.2

-3.9

0.0

-0.7

29.5

3.9

6.9

-5.6

7.1

-6.3

Net fair value adjustment on biomass, onerous contract provisions
-1.1

0.0

75.8

119.7

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

-12.6

74.7

107.1

Restructuring costs
0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

0.0

0.0

-0.9

0.1

0.0

0.0

-0.9

0.2

Other non-operational items
0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

Income from associated companies
0.0

0.0

21.1

10.8

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

-0.2

0.0

21.0

10.8

Impairment losses of fixed assets
0.0

0.0

1.0

-1.0

0.0

0.0

0.7

-1.6

0.0

-1.1

1.7

-3.7

EBIT
-3.8

8.0

276.5

178.5

23.0

14.1

52.2

12.2

1.6

-15.0

344.3

196.3

Operational EBIT %
10.1
%
7.9
%
32.4
%
10.5
%
2.9
%
2.5
%
5.4
%
2.6
%
na

na

25.5
%
10.3
%
1) Group adjusted for eliminations.



Marine Harvest monitors the overall value creation of the operations based on the salmon’s source of origin. For this reason Operational EBIT related to our Feed and Sales and Marketing operations is allocated back to the country of origin. The table below and upcoming performance review provide information consistent with the value creation methodology.

Other units reported Operational EBIT of EUR -5.0 million in the quarter (EUR 4.3 million). The currency effects of foreign currency purchases against EUR are recognized as income/cost of EUR 2.6 million in Marine Harvest Markets Norway and Marine Harvest ASA respectively (in the fourth quarter of 2015, currency effects of foreign currency sales against NOK amounted to EUR -9.8 million).
 
SOURCES OF ORIGIN
Other

Group

EUR million
Norway

Scotland

Canada

Chile

Ireland

Faroes

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
OPERATIONAL EBIT
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Farming
128.5

15.8

28.5

17.8

2.5

14.6

 
207.7

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sales and Marketing
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Markets
12.6

3.8

4.0

2.0

0.0

0.5

0.0

23.0

Consumer Products
19.9

2.1

0.0

0.0

0.5

0.0

0.5

22.9

Subtotal
160.9

21.7

32.6

19.8

3.0

15.1

0.5

253.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Feed
10.8








10.8

Other entities 1)






-5.0

-5.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Total
171.8

21.7

32.6

19.8

3.0

15.1

-4.5

259.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE, salmon)
63 595

11 805

9 769

7 577

2 677

4 212

 
99 634

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR) 2)
2.70

1.83

3.33

2.61

1.13

3.59

 
2.60

- of which Feed
0.17

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00

0.00


0.11

- of which Markets
0.20

0.32

0.41

0.26

0.01

0.12

 
0.23

- of which Consumer Products
0.31

0.18

0.00

0.00

0.19

0.00

 
0.23

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ANALYTICAL DATA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price (%) 3)
90
%
91
%
101
%
99
%
na

99
%
 
92
%
Contract share (%)
52
%
68
%
0
%
10
%
84
%
9
%
 
45
%
Quality - superior share (%)
94
%
94
%
87
%
94
%
92
%
93
%
 
93
%
Exceptional items incl in Operational EBIT
-26.2

-0.9

0.0

0.0

-0.7

-2.0

 
-29.7

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
-0.41

-0.08

0.00

0.00

-0.24

-0.47

 
-0.30

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
GUIDANCE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Q1 2017 harvest volume (GWE)
49 000

18 000

9 000

6 000

1 000

1 000


84 000

2017 harvest volume (GWE)
250 000

53 500

42 000

45 000

9 000

3 500



403 000

Q1 2017 contract share (%)
53
%
47
%
0
%
34
%
95
%
6
%

45
%

1)
Corporate and Holding companies
2)
Including Corporate and Holding companies
3)
Sales and Marketing Price achievement

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MARKET OVERVIEW
Industry
Continued strong demand and a decline in global supply resulted in record high salmon prices in the quarter. The salmon price in Europe increased by 53% compared to the fourth quarter 2015, while the salmon price in Miami and Seattle increased by 74% and 62% respectively.

Global harvest of Atlantic salmon amounted to 522 700 tonnes in the fourth quarter, a decrease of approximately 10% compared to the same quarter in 2015. This was in line with expectations. The volume reduction was driven by lower harvesting in Norway, and reduced harvesting in Chile as a result of the algal bloom as described in recent quarterly reports.
Supply
Q4 2016

Change vs

12 month

Q3 2016

 
Tonnes GWE

Q4 2015

change

Tonnes GWE

Norway
289 500

-6.6
 %
-5.1
 %
271 800

Scotland
38 700

-5.1
 %
-3.7
 %
36 600

Faroe Islands
20 100

-7.4
 %
2.4
 %
14 900

Ireland
3 800

-7.3
 %
-5.0
 %
3 900

Total Europe
352 100

-6.5
 %
-4.6
 %
327 200

Chile
115 700

-24.1
 %
-15.7
 %
101 100

North America
37 200

1.1
 %
5.9
 %
37 500

Total Americas
152 900

-19.2
 %
-11.2
 %
138 600

Australia
13 600

-6.2
 %
1.8
 %
12 700

Other
4 100

13.9
 %
8.3
 %
3 900

Total
522 700

-10.5
 %
-6.6
 %
482 400


Supply from Norway decreased by 7% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The reduction was slightly more than expected. Biological challenges persist in Norway and led to increased mortality, lower growth and accelerated harvesting. Average harvest weights have therefore been lower than expected. The number of harvested fish has on the contrary been higher than expected, which in turn has reduced the supply potential in Norway for 2017.

Scottish volumes decreased by 5% compared to the same period last year which was slightly more than expected. Biological issues in earlier quarters have reduced the biomass. Volumes from the Faroe Islands declined by 7% in the quarter compared to the same quarter in 2015.

Volumes from Chile decreased by 24% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The reduction was driven by the algal bloom in March 2016. However, the decline was less than expected as some farmers harvested early.

In North America the supply increase of 1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 was in line with expectations. Supply originating from Canada continues to be relatively stable.
Reference prices
Q4 2016
Change vs
Q4 2016
Change vs
Market
Q4 2015
NOK
Q4 2015
Norway 1)
EUR 7.39
52.7%
NOK 66.72
47.8%
Chile 2)
USD 5.55
74.0%
NOK 46.72
71.4%
Chile, GWE 3)
USD 6.50
94.0%
NOK 54.68
91.2%
North America 4)
USD 3.78
61.5%
NOK 31.79
59.1%
North America GWE 3)
USD 7.86
73.5%
NOK 66.12
71.0%
1)
NASDAQ average superior GWE/kg (gutted weight equivalent)
2)
Urner Barry average D trim 3-4 lbs FOB Miami
3)
Reference price converted back-to-plant equivalent in GWE/kg
4)
Urner Barry average GWE 10-12 lbs FOB Seattle

In the market currency, EUR, prices in Europe increased by 53% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. Salmon prices increased by 74% in Miami and 62% in Seattle in USD terms.


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Market
Q4 2016

Change vs

12 month

distribution
Tonnes GWE

Q4 2015

change

EU
253 200

-7.4
 %
-3.1
 %
Russia
19 800

-19.2
 %
-29.5
 %
Other Europe
20 200

-9.4
 %
-12.5
 %
Total Europe
293 200

-8.4
 %
-5.9
 %
US
87 000

-9.8
 %
-0.3
 %
Brazil
19 600

-21.9
 %
-15.9
 %
Other Americas
28 300

-4.1
 %
-6.1
 %
Total Americas
134 900

-10.7
 %
-4.1
 %
China/Hong Kong
19 000

-3.6
 %
2.5
 %
Japan
16 600

-7.3
 %
7.2
 %
South Korea / Taiwan
9 500

-15.9
 %
-12.8
 %
Other Asia
16 000

-21.2
 %
-1.1
 %
Total Asia
61 100

-11.7
 %
-0.3
 %
All other markets
30 200

3.1
 %
6.9
 %
Total
519 400

-8.8
 %
-4.1
 %

Global consumption declined by 9% in the fourth quarter compared with the same period in 2015.

Consumption declined by 7% in the EU in the quarter. This follows the supply reduction in Europe of a similar magnitude. A lack of promotional activity amongst many of the traditional European retailers has impacted salmon consumption. Despite the volume reduction, the salmon category continues to grow at very healthy rates measured in value terms. In particular the demand response in the large German and UK markets was favourable in the fourth quarter. In Russia consumption decreased by 19% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, primarily as sourcing from Chile and Faroe Islands continued to be challenged by a higher paying fresh European and US market.

US consumption decreased by 10% compared with the same quarter in 2015. The decline is notably less than the reduction in supply from Chile and Canada, and the inflow of European salmon continues on par with the same quarter last year. Demand for salmon in the US continues to develop positively. In Brazil, consumption declined by 22% compared to the same quarter in 2015. Similar to the previous quarter, the lack of available Chilean salmon and the higher paying US market continues to drive this development.

Consumption in the Asian market decreased by 12% in the quarter compared to the same period last year. The lack of large sized fresh salmon from Europe remains the main driver for the decline. The Asian market is mainly a spot based market, hence in value terms it continues to grow at a favorable rate.


Source: Kontali and Marine Harvest

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Marine Harvest
Geographic market presence
Total salmon revenues in the fourth quarter were distributed as shown in the graph below. Europe is by far the largest market for Marine Harvest’s salmon with 71% of the total revenues (73%). France, Germany and UK are the main markets for our products. As a result of the ban on the import of salmon from most European production countries, our sales to Russia originate from the Faroe Islands and Chile.
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Sales by product
The Group’s main species is Atlantic salmon. The sales revenue distribution across products was as follows in the fourth quarter:
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Fresh whole salmon represented 40% of total sales revenues (40%), while fresh smoked salmon and fresh and frozen elaborated salmon together accounted for 48% (49%). The share of smoked and elaborated products increased from the third quarter of 2016, as the fourth quarter is the peak demand period for these products.

Branding and product development efforts
In the fourth quarter we continued our efforts to further develop existing brands. In Consumer Products in Europe, our Laschinger brand was awarded "Top Brand Award" for the third time in the category smoked and marinated fish. Laschinger has a strong presence in large retailers in the German, Austrian and Swiss (DACH) markets, and remains one of the top brands in Germany. Our Kritsen brand in France launched several new products in 2016. Kritsen smoked salmon received top score by the magazine "60 Millions de Consommateurs" in competition with all smoked salmon products in France. Despite challenging market conditions with strong competition and record high prices, this new product development and change in strategy has resulted in new consumers in the smoked salmon category.

In the US, our Ducktrap smoked seafood facility continues to expand its business and strengthen its market position as a leader in the US smoked seafood category. The Ducktrap brand remains a trusted, well-recognized and preferred brand among discerning customers and chefs in the US, with good growth in the fourth quarter and the US holiday season.

Marine Harvest USA opened its new Dallas facility in December. The new plant will make it possible to meet an increasing demand for value added products in the US. It will also improve market access to the Midwest region of the US, which today has limited access to fresh fish.


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Price achievement
Prices in all markets were significantly higher than in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to strong demand and lower volumes available for harvest.
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Price achieved by the farming units in Norway, Scotland, Canada, Chile and Faroes.

The global reference price was 57% higher in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The combined global price achieved was 8% below the reference price in the period. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the global price achieved was 4% above the reference price. The contribution from contracts relative to the reference price was positive in the fourth quarter of 2015, but negative in the fourth quarter of 2016.
Markets
 
 
 
 
Q4 2016
Norwegian

Scottish

Canadian

Chilean

Contract share
52
%
68
%
0
%
10
%
Quality - superior share
94
%
94
%
87
%
94
%
Price achievement
90
%
91
%
101
%
99
%
Average price achievement is measured against reference prices in all markets (NASDAQ for Norwegian, Scottish and Faroese salmon, and Urner Barry for Chilean and Canadian salmon).

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PROFIT - OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE
Salmon of Norwegian origin
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
171.8

97.8

EBIT
168.3

212.7

 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
63 595

66 638

 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
2.70

1.47

- of which Feed
0.17

0.12

- of which Markets
0.20

0.14

- of which Consumer Products
0.31

0.24

 
 
 
Exceptional items incl in op. EBIT
-26.2

-25.1

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
-0.41

-0.38

 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price
90
%
103
%
Contract share
52
%
50
%
Superior share
94
%
95
%
 
 
 

Financial results
Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 171.8 million (EUR 97.8 million) in the fourth quarter, the equivalent of EUR 2.70 per kg (EUR 1.47). The profitability of the four Norwegian regions varied by EUR 0.58 per kg separating the highest performing region (Region West) from the lowest performing region (Region Mid).

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR 168.3 million (EUR 212.7 million).

All-time high salmon price is the main contributor to the strong earnings in the fourth quarter. However, contracts and cost increase driven by higher feed and lice mitigation costs, partially offset the effect of significantly increased spot prices. Exceptional items related to mortality and lice mitigation negatively impacted Operational EBIT with EUR 26.2 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 25.1 million).

Price and volume development
The reference price for Salmon of Norwegian origin increased by 53% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 due to strong demand and lower supply. The average reference price in the fourth quarter was EUR 7.39 per kg.

Marine Harvest had a contract share of 52% for salmon of Norwegian origin in the fourth quarter, compared to 50% in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The overall price achieved was 10% below the reference price in the quarter (3% above). Even though contract prices were improved in the quarter, the effect on price achievement has been offset by the further increase in spot prices. The superior share was 94% (95%).

Harvested volume in the fourth quarter was 63 595 tonnes gutted weight (66 638 tonnes gutted weight). The harvest volume was marginally lower than in the comparable quarter last year. This is mainly due to lower production following biological challenges.



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Costs and operations
The cost level has increased in all regions compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The biological cost1) of harvested fish increased by 16% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

The cost of feed per kg harvested salmon was up by 14% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2015 as a result of increased feed conversion rates and increased feed prices. Feed conversion rates have been negatively impacted by reduced feeding appetite following mechanical lice treatments.

As in previous periods, sea lice mitigation costs have been high for the harvested generation. The health cost per kg salmon harvested in the fourth quarter of 2016 increased by 16% compared to the corresponding quarter in 2015. Health cost per kg is at an all time high level, and have increased more than fourfold during the last five years. The primary challenge for the Norwegian farming operations continues to be sea lice, and substantial effort is devoted to mitigating and resolving this challenge.

The estimated exceptional cost related to sea lice mitigation and losses amounted to EUR 23.2 million (EUR 24.3 million) in the fourth quarter of 2016. Per kg harvested, exceptional sea lice mitigation costs amounted to EUR 0.37 (EUR 0.36) in the quarter.

Incident based mortality losses in the amount of EUR 2.6 million have been recognized in the quarter, mainly related to gill issues and mortality and damaged fish due to storms. Losses from incident-based mortality in the fourth quarter of 2015 amounted to EUR 4.3 million, mainly related to sea lice.

ISA in Region North in the third quarter has negatively impacted Operational EBIT in the fourth quarter by approximately EUR 2.2 million mainly due to harvest of low weight fish.

We expect Marine Harvest Norway's costs to increase further in the first half of 2017.

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1) As defined in the Annual Report, section "Analytical information". Total of feed cost and other seawater costs, before transportation to the processing plant.

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Salmon of Norwegian origin by region
Regions
South
West
Mid
North
Total
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2016

Q4 2016

Q4 2016

Q4 2016

 
 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBIT
31.0

63.9

24.6

52.3

171.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
12 338

21 979

10 559

18 718

63 595

 
 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
2.51

2.91

2.33

2.79

2.70

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Superior share
93
%
96
%
95
%
92
%
94
%
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regions
South
West
Mid
North
Total
EUR million
Q4 2015

Q4 2015

Q4 2015

Q4 2015

Q4 2015

 
 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBIT
11.6

47.4

8.9

29.9

97.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
10 630

24 573

14 466

16 970

66 638

 
 
 
 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
1.09

1.93

0.62

1.76

1.47

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Superior share
95
%
97
%
95
%
92
%
95
%

Region South
Operational EBIT totaled EUR 31.0 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 11.6 million), or EUR 2.51 per kg (EUR 1.09).
Biological costs per kg harvested fish in the fourth quarter increased from the comparable quarter in 2015 due to a 12% increase in feed costs, high mortality and a 70% increase in lice mitigation and treatment costs.
A total of 12 338 tonnes gutted weight (10 630 tonnes) was harvested. The volume increase is mainly due to a greater number of fish stocked in the generation currently being harvested.
Incident based mortality in the amount of EUR 0.3 million was recognized in the quarter due to losses caused by gill infection.
Seawater production was somewhat higher than in the comparable quarter in 2015 due to more biomass in sea. This is partially offset by lower growth.
Sea lice pressure continues, and the sea lice level at the end of the fourth quarter was higher than at the end of the third quarter, as well as the fourth quarter in 2015. Measures will be taken to increase the non-medicinal lice treatment capacity in the region going forward.












Region West
The best performing region in Marine Harvest Norway in the fourth quarter of 2016 measured in Operational EBIT per kg. Operational EBIT totaled EUR 63.9 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 47.4 million), or EUR 2.91 per kg (EUR 1.93).
Biological costs per kg harvested fish in the fourth quarter increased from the comparable quarter in 2015 due to a 17% increase in feed costs and a 18% increase in lice mitigation and treatment costs.
A total of 21 979 tonnes gutted weight (24 573 tonnes) was harvested. The volume decrease is mainly due to lower growth.
Seawater production was lower than in the comparable quarter in 2015, due to early harvesting in prior quarters and low growth caused by lice treatments.
In addition to sea lice, gill issues have become a more prominent problem in the quarter, with two sites heavily impacted. Incident based mortality in the amount of EUR 1.1 million was recognized in the quarter, mainly due to gill issues.

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Region Mid
Operational EBIT totaled EUR 24.6 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 8.9 million), or EUR 2.33 per kg (EUR 0.62).
Health cost per kg harvested fish in the fourth quarter decreased by 28% from a very high level in the fourth quarter of 2015. Health cost per kg in the quarter was the second lowest in the Norwegian farming operations. However, the effect of this reduction was more than offset by increases in other biological costs, mainly due to feed costs as well as mortality. The cost per kg harvested fish remains high also in the fourth quarter.
A total of 10 559 tonnes gutted weight (14 466 tonnes) was harvested. The reduced volume is mainly due to lower production following biological issues.
Seawater production was at the same level as in the comparable quarter in 2015.
The region continues to experience challenges related to sea lice, but non-medical treatment tools have been applied with good effect in the quarter. Sea lice levels at the end of the fourth quarter were stable compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.
No incident based mortality was recognized in the quarter.












Region North
Operational EBIT totaled EUR 52.3 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 29.9 million), or EUR 2.79 per kg (EUR 1.76).
Biological costs per kg harvested fish in the fourth quarter increased from the comparable quarter in 2015 due to a 11% increase in feed costs and a 69% increase in health costs.
ISA has negatively impacted Operational EBIT in the fourth quarter by approximately EUR 2.2 million due to harvest of low weight fish.
Incident mortality in the amount of EUR 1.1 million was recognized in the quarter due to CMS and harsh weather conditions.
Sea lice levels at the end of the fourth quarter were stable compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.
A total of 18 718 tonnes gutted weight (16 970 tonnes) was harvested. The volume increase is due to early harvest due to lice challenges.
Seawater production was at the same level as in the comparable quarter in 2015.

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Salmon of Scottish origin
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
21.7

-4.2

EBIT
75.0

2.6

 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
11 805

14 095

 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
1.83

-0.30

- of which Markets
0.32

0.23

- of which Consumer Products
0.18

-0.66

 
 
 
Exceptional items incl in op. EBIT
-0.9

-5.2

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
-0.08

-0.37

 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price
91
%
111
%
Contract share
68
%
57
%
Superior share
94
%
93
%
 
 
 
















Financial results
Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 21.7 million in the fourth quarter (EUR -4.2 million), the equivalent of EUR 1.83 per kg (EUR -0.30). The results in the quarter have been impacted by low harvest volume and high cost due to biological issues.

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR 75.0 million (EUR 2.6 million).

Price and volume development
The reference price in local currency was up by approximately 81% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. This is due to strong demand and lower supply.

A high contract share for the quarter, following the reduction in harvest volume, negatively impacted the price achievement for the fourth quarter compared to spot prices. In the fourth quarter of 2015, the contribution from contracts was positive.

The fourth quarter harvest volume was 11 805 tonnes gutted weight which is a decrease from the corresponding quarter in 2015 (14 095 tonnes) due to health issues and early harvest in prior quarters, as well as higher biomass in sea in 2015.

The recent weakening of the GBP is expected to have positive market effects for Marine Harvest Scotland.



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Costs and operations
In the fourth quarter, we completed the harvesting of sites with a challenging health status carrying a high cost level. Consequently, biological costs per kg increased by 28% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the corresponding quarter in 2015. This is mainly due to increased health and feed costs. As such, prior biological challenges have contributed to a high cost level for salmon of Scottish origin also in the fourth quarter. Nevertheless, the cost level has improved compared to the third quarter of 2016, due to a general improvement in the biological performance of the fish being harvested.

Non-seawater costs per kg have decreased compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, mainly due to reduced incident-based mortality. In the fourth quarter of 2016, incident-based mortality of EUR 0.9 million was recognized, compared to EUR 5.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Expanded use of mechanical lice mitigation tools, such as lice flushers and well boats, have contributed to an improved health situation. Marine Harvest Scotland has also initiated projects with the aim of increasing the capacity for production of cleaning fish. As a result of improved biology, growth performance has been favorable in the quarter. The company will continue to have a strong focus on feeding and improved growth in order to further streamline and optimize its operations.

The cost level is expected to further decrease somewhat in 2017, based on the performance of fish at the sites which will be harvested.






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Salmon of Canadian origin
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
32.6

3.4

EBIT
59.8

10.9

 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
9 769

9 383

 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
3.33

0.36

- of which Markets
0.41

0.07

- of which Consumer Products
0.00

0.00

 
 
 
Exceptional items incl in op. EBIT
0.0

-0.5

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
0.00

-0.05

 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price
101
%
98
%
Contract share
0
%
0
%
Superior share
87
%
90
%
 
 
 


Financial results
Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 32.6 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 3.4 million), the equivalent of EUR 3.33 per kg (EUR 0.36). The increase in Operational EBIT compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 is to a large extent due to improved spot market prices.

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR 59.8 million (EUR 10.9 million).

Price and volume development
Market prices for fresh whole Canadian salmon remained strong in the fourth quarter on strong demand and slightly reduced European export into the North American market. Achieved prices have also been positively influenced by larger harvest size.
The average price per lb gutted weight (Urner Barry 10-12 lb) was USD 3.78 per lb, which is an increase of 62% from USD 2.34 in the fourth quarter of 2015.
Price achievement in the fourth quarter was 1% above the reference price (2% below in the fourth quarter of 2015). There were no contracts for salmon of Canadian origin in the fourth quarter of 2016 or 2015. The superior share was 87% in the quarter (90%).




 
 

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Harvested volume was 9 769 tonnes gutted weight in the fourth quarter, an increase from the comparable quarter last year (9 383 tonnes). The increase is mainly due to larger size of harvested fish.

Costs and operations
The cost level in the fourth quarter of 2016 was marginally higher than in the comparable quarter of 2015, as underlying growth has been somewhat lower. Biological costs per kg salmon harvested in the quarter increased by 3% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

Production has been slightly lower than in the fourth quarter of 2015, due to lower opening biomass as a result of lower growth in earlier quarters.

No incident-based mortality has been recognized in the quarter (EUR 0.5 million).

Costs are expected to remain stable in the first quarter of 2017.












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Salmon of Chilean origin
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
19.8

-19.4

EBIT
20.0

-24.0

 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
7 577

14 750

 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
2.61

-1.31

- of which Markets
0.26

0.05

- of which Consumer Products
0.00

0.00

 
 
 
Exceptional items incl in op. EBIT
0.0

-1.2

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
0.00

-0.08

 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price
99
%
105
%
Contract share
10
%
10
%
Superior share
94
%
90
%
 
 
 


Financial results
Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 19.8 million in the fourth quarter (EUR -19.4 million), the equivalent of EUR 2.61 per kg (EUR -1.31). A strong price increase compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 is the main driver behind the increased results. In addition, the cost level has improved. The price increase is mainly caused by significant reduced harvest volumes as a result of the algal bloom described in the previous quarterly reports.

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR 20.0 million (EUR -24.0 million).

Price and volume development
The Urner Barry reference price for Chilean salmon was up by 74% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. This is mainly a result of strong demand and lower harvesting volumes in the industry following the algal bloom. The average price per lb fillet (Urner Barry D-trim 3-4 lb) was USD 5.55 per lb, and prices ended as high as USD 5.88 in December.

North America remains the most important market for salmon of Chilean origin. Shortage of Chilean salmon in general has been a key driver of prices to record-high levels.

The Brazilian market has remained challenging as the Brazilian real has continued to weaken.



















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Price achievement for Chilean salmon was 1% below the reference price in the quarter. The contract share was 10% in the quarter, equal to the fourth quarter of 2015.

Harvested volume was 7 577 tonnes gutted weight in the fourth quarter (14 750 tonnes). The significant reduction from the comparable quarter in 2015 is a result of the algal bloom.

Costs and operations
Operational EBIT per kg harvested in the quarter includes gain on sale of fixed assets of EUR 0.55 per kg.

Strong operational performance in the fourth quarter has resulted in an operational cost in box of USD 4.74 per kg (USD 5.30 per kg in the fourth quarter of 2015).

There were no incident-based mortality losses in the fourth quarter of 2016 (EUR 1.2 million).

Costs are expected to increase substantially in the first half of 2017 due to low volumes and harvesting of lower performing sites. As described in the reports for the previous quarters, the recent complex regulatory changes for fish farming in Chile are expected to contribute to an increase of the cost level going forward.


 









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Salmon of Irish origin
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
3.0

0.1

EBIT
6.5

-2.7

 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
2 677

2 761

 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
1.13

0.02

- of which Markets
0.01

0.01

- of which Consumer Products
0.19

0.13

 
 
 
Exceptional items incl in op. EBIT
-0.7

-1.7

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
-0.24

-0.61

 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price
na

na

Contract share
84
%
78
%
Superior share
92
%
87
%
 
 
 

 
Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 3.0 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 0.1 million), which was EUR 1.13 per kg (EUR 0.02 per kg). Achieved prices were 8% higher in the fourth quarter of 2016 than in the fourth quarter of 2015, and marginally lower than in the third quarter of 2016.

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR 6.5 million (EUR -2.7 million).

Biological costs have been reduced by 2% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015.

Incident-based mortality of EUR 0.7 million (EUR 1.7 million) has been recognized in the quarter, mainly related to gill issues.
 
Harvest volume was 2 677 tonnes gutted weight, which is at the same level as in the comparable quarter of 2015 (2 761 tonnes). Harvest volume is expected to decrease to 1 000 tonnes gutted weight in the first quarter of 2017.





















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Salmon of Faroese origin
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
15.1

5.3

EBIT
3.1

9.2

 
 
 
Harvest volume (GWE)
4 212

2 923

 
 
 
Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
3.59

1.80

- of which Markets
0.12

0.33

- of which Consumer Products
0.00

0.00

 
 
 
Exceptional items incl in op. EBIT
-2.0

0.0

Exceptional items per kg (EUR)
-0.47

0.00

 
 
 
 
 
 
Price achievement/reference price
99
%
105
%
Contract share
9
%
0
%
Superior share
93
%
90
%
 
 
 


Operational EBIT amounted to EUR 15.1 million (EUR 5.3 million), which was EUR 3.59 per kg (EUR 1.80 per kg). Results in the quarter have been impacted by incident-based mortality of EUR 2 million (EUR 0.47 per kg) related to heavy storms in December and subsequent loss of fish at the Sandsvág site.

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR 3.1 million (EUR 9.2 million).

The majority of the harvested salmon in the fourth quarter of 2016 was sold to Russia, USA and China. The prices in Russia remain high due to the ban of Norwegian salmon.

Cost on harvested fish is down by 12% compared to the fourth quarter of 2015, with positive scale effects from increased volume. Harvest volume is expected to decrease to 1 000 tonnes gutted weight in the first quarter of 2017. Our Faroese operations are subject to a two year cycle resulting in alternating years with high and low volume. As a consequence, there will be no harvesting from February to September in 2017.

In 2016, a 4.5% fee on harvesting revenue has been applied by the authorities in the Faroe Islands. In the fourth quarter of 2016, the fee negatively impacted Operational EBIT by EUR 1.4 million.





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Consumer Products
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operating revenues
427.8

368.8

 
 
 
Operational EBIT 1)
22.9

9.8

Operational EBIT %
5.4
%
2.6
%
EBIT 2)
22.7

8.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Volume sold (tonnes product weight)
35 222

33 367

 
 
 
Exceptional items
0.0

0.0

 
 
 
Volume share salmon
79
%
76
%
Revenue share salmon
82
%
80
%
 
 
 
1) Operational EBIT for salmon in Consumer Products is also included in the results per country of origin.
2) After elimination of unrealized gain on group-internal hedging contracts.



Financial results
Operational EBIT for Consumer Products was EUR 22.9 million (EUR 9.8 million), which is all-time high. In spite of significantly increased raw material prices, our Consumer Products organization has been able to improve earnings. The increase is due to operational improvements as well as sales prices having been adjusted to reflect rising raw material costs. Our Rosyth plant in Scotland contributed EUR 11.4 million of the total EUR 13.1 million improvement in Operational EBIT for the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. The Operational EBIT margin was 5.4% (2.6%).

Financial EBIT2) amounted to EUR 22.7 million (EUR 8.3 million).

For our Fresh operations in France, Operational EBIT has increased compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 as a result of operational improvements and sales price increases.

In the UK, results for our Rosyth plant has improved significantly from the end of 2015 and first part of 2016, when the results were heavily impacted by preparation costs and start-up costs.

Operational EBIT for our Fresh operations in Benelux in the fourth quarter of 2016 were above the comparable quarter of 2015, due to product mix as well as successful promotions.

For our Chilled operations, record high raw material prices heavily impacted the results in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. However, during the quarter we have achieved operational improvements and increased sales prices.

Price and volume development
Consumer Products’ operating revenues were EUR 427.8 million (EUR 368.8 million). Sales prices have lagged behind raw material price increases in prior quarters, but this gap has been reduced in the fourth quarter. Average price achieved per sold volume in the fourth quarter of 2016 has increased compared to the prior quarters of 2016 as well as the comparable quarter of 2015.

Total volume sold in the fourth quarter of 2016 was 35 222 tonnes product weight. The volume is marginally down for Chilled sales, but increased for Fresh sales.



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For the full year 2016, total volume sold was 125 399 tonnes product weight, which is a 14% increase from 109 838 in 2015.

We are experiencing continued good sales in the Benelux and South European markets. Germany also continues to be a very important market. In the French market, sales to traditional retail customers are increasingly difficult following the high prices. Overall salmon consumption in France has decreased in 2016. A compensating effect for our Consumer Products organization is increased sales to French discount retailers. In the UK, we are experiencing strong growth due to full range production in our processing plant in Rosyth. We continue our efforts to grow sales through the introduction of new products and through cross-selling of existing products.
 
Costs and operations
The fourth quarter is the peak period for our Consumer Products organization, and both our Fresh operations and Chilled operations were profit-making in the fourth quarter. The positive development for our Fresh operations compared to the fourth quarter of 2015 is mainly due to the improvements in the Rosyth plant.




Consumer Products
Q4 2016
EUR million
Fresh

Chilled

Total

Volume sold (tonnes prod wt)
14 701

20 521

35 222

Operational EBIT
6.6

16.3

22.9

Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
0.45

0.79

0.65

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Consumer Products
Q4 2015
EUR million
Fresh

Chilled

Total

Volume sold (tonnes prod wt)
11 777

21 590

33 367

Operational EBIT
-8.3

18.0

9.8

Operational EBIT per kg (EUR)
-0.70

0.84

0.29








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Feed
EUR million
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

 
 
 
Operating revenues
107.2

102.4

 
 
 
Operational EBIT
10.8

8.0

Operational EBIT %
10.1
%
7.9
%
EBIT
-3.8

8.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
Feed sold volume
86 014

88 486

Feed produced volume
89 672

95 962

 
 
 
Exceptional items
0.0

0.0

 
 
 
Operational EBIT for Feed is also included in the results per country of origin
(currently only Norway).





Financial results
Operational EBIT was EUR 10.8 million (EUR 8.0 million) in the fourth quarter of 2016, which is the second best quarter ever for Feed. The Operational EBIT margin was 10.1% (7.9%).

Financial EBIT amounted to EUR -3.8 million (EUR 8.0 million).

Price and volume development
Operating revenues were EUR 107.2 million in the fourth quarter (EUR 102.4 million). Volumes sold in the fourth quarter were 86 014 tonnes, compared to 88 486 tonnes in the fourth quarter of 2015.

The volume decrease from the fourth quarter of 2015 is mainly a result of adjusting to the demand from our Norwegian farming operations. Volumes sold in the fourth quarter of 2016 accounted for 86% of total feed delivered to our Norwegian farming operations (81% in the fourth quarter of 2015).

We maintain our focus on our efficiency improvement projects and our recent plant upgrades have resulted in an annual production capacity of ca. 330 000 tonnes. Production for the full year 2016 was 310 242 tonnes, compared to 281 655 in 2015.







 


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Feed prices are set at market terms and benchmarked against third parties. As the largest buyer of salmon feed globally, we are able to efficiently benchmark our own feed against third party suppliers both with regards to price and quality.

Costs and operations
Operational EBIT per kg increased in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the same quarter last year. There have been no significant changes in underlying raw material costs, but currency effects have been unfavorable for prices on the main input factors utilized in our feed production in the quarter.

Given the significant increase in fish feed self-sufficiency, we target further reduction in the third party share of feed going forward. We continue to develop our production of smolt and broodstock diets to reduce the dependency on third party feed purchases in this area.

As described in the report for the third quarter, we have submitted the planning application for the building of a new feed plant in Scotland. We expect to receive feedback on our application in the first quarter of 2017.








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PLANET - SUSTAINABLE AND RESPONSIBLE DEVELOPMENT

Our operations and long-term profitability ultimately depend on sustainable and environmentally responsible interactions with the natural environment. We rely on qualified personnel to maintain fish health, avoid escapes and minimize the environmental impact of our operations.

 



Escape prevention
Marine Harvest has a target of zero fish escapes and is constantly striving to prevent escapes and improve methods, equipment and procedures that can minimize or eliminate escapes. Unfortunately, there were 3 escape incidents in the fourth quarter; 2 in Norway with 8 425 escaped fish, and 1 in Scotland with 50 escaped fish (in the fourth quarter of 2015, there were 3 incidents in Norway with 4 006 fish lost). For the escape incidents in Norway in the fourth quarter, 2 338 fish have been recaptured.

Fish health
Pancreas Disease (PD): No new sites were diagnosed with PD in the fourth quarter, compared to 8 in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Amoebic Gill Disease (AGD): High presence of a microscopic amoeba named Paramoeba perurans can cause AGD, with elevated mortality and reduced performance. Since 2013, the amoeba has also been found in Norway. The presence of the amoeba increases with higher seawater temperatures. Treatments were carried out in several of our farming entities. Marine Harvest's fish health teams and seawater production departments take immediate action when AGD appears.

Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA): No new sites were diagnosed with ISA in the fourth quarter. Region North in Norway has experienced increased costs due to ISA confirmed in the third quarter. Our monitoring and surveillance continues and we maintain strict measures to immediately harvest out sites with ISA according to regulatory requirements.

Lice management
Marine Harvest actively works to reduce the sea lice load in all farming units. Canada and regions South and West in Norway reported higher sea lice levels at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the end of the fourth quarter of 2015. Scotland, Chile, Faroes and Ireland reported decreases compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. Regions Mid and North in Norway reported stable lice levels at the end of the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the end of the fourth quarter of 2015.

The share of fish undergone medicinal treatments against sea lice has been reduced by 33% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the fourth quarter of 2015. For the full year, the share has been reduced by 50%. The capacity of non-medicinal solutions has increased in the operating units, reducing the dependency on medicinal treatments. Extensive development and testing of non-medicinal tools and methods continues in collaboration between Marine Harvest's Global R&D and Technical department and operating units.

SRS a growing concern for salmon farming in Chile
Salmonid Rickettsial Septicaemia (SRS) is caused by an intracellular bacterium. It occurs mainly in Chile and over the recent months we have seen a significant increase in the need for treatment. SRS is treated using licensed antibiotics and is the primary reason for our use of antibiotics in our operations. In the fourth quarter, treatment was carried out at several sites in Chile. SRS is currently a major biological concern in Chilean salmon farming. A new vaccine was launched in the first quarter. The industry has positive expectations, but the effect under commercial conditions is still to be verified.


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Medicine use
Marine Harvest focuses on preventing the development and spread of infectious diseases. If fish get infected, they are treated with approved medicines. In the fourth quarter, our use of antibiotics was 54 grams per ton biomass produced compared to 90 grams per ton in the fourth quarter of 2015.

Additional farms ASC certified
In 2013, we announced our commitment to have 100% of our farms ASC certified by 2020. As of the close of the fourth quarter of 2016 we had 59 sites certified (43 in Norway, 3 in Chile, 3 in Ireland, 7 in Canada, 2 in Scotland and 1 in Faroes).

Several additional sites have been audited and are expected to be certified in 2017. Marine Harvest is taking the lead in ASC implementation and we are committed to demonstrate an environmentally responsible development in our organization.

For further information regarding sustainability and biological risk management, reference is made to the 2015 Annual Report and our sustainability reporting at the Global Salmon Initiative (GSI).

 
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GUIDING PRINCIPLE - ISSUE
AMBITION
Q4 2016 Achievement
 
Ensure sustainable wild-farmed interaction in the farming activity
Zero escapes
Three escape incidents and 8 475 fish lost (three incidents with 4 006 fish lost in the fourth quarter of 2015)
 
 
Ensure healthy stocks minimizing diseases and losses in the farming activities
Monthly survival rate of at least 99.5% within 2020
Average monthly survival rate in the quarter of 98.7% (98.8% in the fourth quarter of 2015)
 
 

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PEOPLE - SAFE AND MEANINGFUL JOBS
The safety, self-respect and personal pride of our employees cannot be compromised if Marine Harvest is to succeed as a company and maintain good relationships with local communities.
Employee Health and Safety
In the fourth quarter, the Group recorded 73 Lost Time Incidents (LTIs), which is an increase from 68 in the fourth quarter of 2015. For the full year 2016, there were 247 LTIs compared to 280 in 2015.

Measured in LTIs per million hours worked (rolling average), the figure has improved to 9.88 from 11.36 in 2015.

Absenteeism has increased to 5.7% from 4.4% in the same quarter of 2015. For the full year 2016, absenteeism was 5.7% compared to 4.8% in 2015. Initiatives have been made to reduce sick leave in relevant entities.

International Mobility
During the fourth quarter, a total of 36 employees were on different types of international assignments in the group.

Code of Conduct
In the fourth quarter, the annual testing on our Code of Conduct principles was carried out globally. The test was done on-line, with mandatory participation of 3 000 employees holding a company e-mail account.
 
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GUIDING PRINCIPLE - ISSUE
AMBITION
Q4 2016 Achievement
 
Safe jobs
No lost time incidents (LTI)
LTIs per million hours worked was 9.88. Programs are in place to reduce the number.
 
 
Healthy working environment
Absenteeism < 4%
Absenteeism of 5.7% in the quarter.
 
 


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PRODUCT - TASTY AND HEALTHY SEAFOOD
We aim to continually deliver healthy, tasty and responsibly produced seafood to our customers to deliver long-term financial profitability.

Salmon considered "Best choice"
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency have issued advice regarding fish consumption for pregnant women. The purpose is to help these consumers make informed choices when it comes to fish that are healthy and safe to eat. The agencies have created an easy-to-use reference chart that sorts 62 types of fish into three categories, with salmon being placed in the "Best choice" top category.


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Consumer Products in Europe
Laschinger
In 2016, our Laschinger brand was awarded "Top Brand Award" in the category smoked and marinated fish. This was the third time Laschinger was awarded "Top Brand", which proves Laschinger's
value as one of the top brands in the German markets. The brand has a strong presence in large retailers in the German, Austrian and Swiss markets.

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Kritsen
In France, our brand Kritsen strengthened its position through a new and innovation driven strategy. Kritsen stands for adventurous seafood, and in 2016 it launched several new products. A more convenient format for its top quality smoked salmon à la ficelle was developed. Our fully redesigned Dunkerque Appeti Marine factory is now operational to offer the best quality and modern aperitifs and starters. The Kritsen brand was recognized by the magazine "60 Millions de Consommateurs", and received the highest score for their smoked salmon out of all smoked salmon products in France. Despite a tough market environment with strong competition and record high prices, this new product development and change in strategy recruited new consumers to the smoked salmon category.

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Marine Harvest Asia
Supreme Salmon
The Supreme Salmon brand has been launched in several retail chains with our frozen ready-to-cook products. Exciting flavors and only 15 minutes cooking time will be a new way for consumers in Taiwan to prepare their salmon. This will provide consumers with an easy solution for eating more healthy and tasty salmon. The brand was launched in 2013 in the Taiwanese market, and our market entry was based on own street stores. The launch in retail chains will provide new and exciting opportunities.

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Mowi
Mowi remains an important premium brand in Asia, although the significant increase in market prices has made it difficult to maintain the momentum seen in prior quarters.

Marine Harvest North America
Dallas plant opened
Marine Harvest USA opened its new Dallas processing facility in December. The first shipment from the plant was made to one of our customers in Texas.

The new plant will make it possible to meet an increasing demand for value added products in the US. It will also improve market access to the Midwest region of the US, which today has limited access to fresh fish. The plant has specially designed machinery for value added products, which will be utilized in our product development efforts for new and existing customers.
Salmon consumption in the US remains low in penetration and frequency. One of the main barriers has been access to fresh salmon in retail. We believe the opening of our new plant will help
to build and increase the US market for salmon and seafood, and
positively impact the fish consumption which is still low compared to Europe.

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Ducktrap
Ducktrap, our smoked seafood facility in the US, continues to expand its business and strengthen its market position as a leader in the US smoked seafood category. The Ducktrap brand remains a trusted, well-recognized and preferred brand among discerning customers and chefs in the US, with good growth in the fourth quarter and the US holiday season.

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GUIDING PRINCIPLE - ISSUE
AMBITION
Q4 2016 Achievement
 
Food quality and safety
Supply seafood with valuable health benefits for its quality and documented safety
Health targets met
 
 
Product innovation
Marine Harvest wants to play an important role in the design and use of products to satisfy customer needs.
Continuous effort with existing brands
 
 

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EVENTS DURING AND AFTER THE CLOSE OF THE QUARTER
Marine Harvest nominated to purchase farming assets on the East Coast of Canada
In December, Marine Harvest was nominated by the Receiver of the assets owned by the Gray Aqua Group of Companies ("the Company"), to purchase the Company. The acquisition price on a cash and debt free basis is CAD 15 million. The Company is based on the East Coast of Canada and is currently in receivership. Closing of the transaction is contingent on approval by the Court of Queen's Bench of New Brunswick as well as signing of a final purchase agreement. Marine Harvest's aim is to shortly start to prepare a production plan and an investment framework for the East Coast of Canada.

Update from the Norwegian authorities regarding development licenses and the "Egg" concept
In November, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries informed Marine Harvest Norway that the closed-end farming composite "Egg" concept qualifies in general for the development licenses scheme and that the authorities may award development licenses for this project. Marine Harvest is very pleased with the positive feedback from the Directorate of Fisheries and we are encouraged to see that the authorities share our view that the "Egg" concept represents a new technology which may contribute to move the salmon industry forward. We will continue to work with the authorities, and hope they will reach a final conclusion soon in order for the project to commence.

Dallas plant operational
Marine Harvest USA opened its new Dallas facility in December. The new plant will make it possible to meet an increasing demand for value added products in the US. It will also improve market access to the Midwest region of the US, which today has limited access to fresh fish.

Building of new value added plant in Canada
Marine Harvest Canada has received a building permit for the construction of a value added plant in Surrey, near Vancouver. The plant is expected to start operations towards the end of the second quarter of 2017. At full operations, the plant will process approximately 12 000 tonnes HOG annually, and mainly serve customers in Western Canada and Northwestern United States. The investment cost for the project is estimated at EUR 2.5 million, not including the building itself, which will be leased.

Marine Harvest intends to terminate NYSE listing
The Board of Directors resolved on 14 February 2017 to delist Marine Harvest’s American Depositary Shares (“ADSs”) from the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) and to terminate the registration of the ADSs and shares under the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934. In the future, the Shares will continue to be listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange only. Marine Harvest intends to maintain its ADS program as a Level 1 Sponsored program and Citibank will remain as the Depositary. Accordingly, following delisting, Marine Harvest’s ADSs will be traded in the US over-the-counter.

Only about 3 percent of the worldwide trading volume in Marine Harvest's shares (in the form of shares or ADSs) in the past 12 months occurred in the United States while the costs of maintaining a NYSE listing and a registration under the Exchange Act are significant. The Board of Marine Harvest has therefore concluded that it is in the best interest of the shareholders to discontinue the US listing and terminate its reporting obligations
in the US.

Formalization of amendments to fish farming regulations in Norway
The Norwegian Government has announced amendments to fish farming regulations broadly in line with the White Paper on Aquaculture released in March 2015. The coast will be divided into 13 areas of production. The level of sea lice in an area will determine future growth or reduction of production capacity. This new scheme will be implemented in October 2017, and production may be increased in 2017 depending on the level of sea lice. Any reductions in production capacity will not be performed until 2019.

Issue of shares through partial conversion of bond
In February, Marine Harvest ASA issued 2,204,188 new shares, as bondholders representing EUR 21.0 million of the EUR 375 million convertible bond loan issued by Marine Harvest ASA exercised the option to convert bonds to equity. The option is in accordance with the bond agreement. The conversion price was EUR 9.5273 per share, and each new share was issued with a nominal value of NOK 7.50. Following the completion of the conversion, Marine Harvest ASA's share capital is NOK 3,392,173,800, divided into 452,289,840 total shares, each with a nominal value of NOK 7.50.

Normalization of relations between China and Norway
In December, the Chinese and Norwegian Foreign Ministries distributed a press release announcing full normalization of their political and diplomatic relations. Fish from Marine Harvest Norway and other Norwegian salmon exporters have been largely excluded from the Chinese market following the freeze in relations between the two countries six years ago. The recent development, as well as the expected commencement of negotiations about a Sino-Norwegian free trade agreement, is expected to create new market opportunities for Marine Harvest in Asia.


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Dividend of NOK 2.80 per share
The Board of Directors has decided to pay out a quarterly dividend of NOK 2.80 per share to the shareholders in the form of repayment of paid in capital.

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OUTLOOK STATEMENT FROM THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 
2016 was a great year for Marine Harvest with record earnings and cash flow generation. The fourth quarter was most impressive with a record high Operational EBIT of EUR 259 million. All business areas achieved strong earnings in the quarter. Strong demand for salmon and reduced global supply led to high salmon prices. The quarterly performance was further enhanced by a seasonally favorable market, which was significant in the Consumer Products segment. The Feed business area delivered another very good quarterly performance and the Board is pleased with the developments in this business area.
Earnings from Farming in Norway were very good in the quarter. Notwithstanding a high contract share, the achieved salmon price in the quarter was record high. Earnings contributions from contract sales are expected to continue to gradually improve going forward as contracts are rolled over on higher prices. The production costs in the Norwegian farming operations increased during the quarter and the Board expects further cost increases during the first half of 2017 due to a high cost on biomass in sea and seasonal low harvesting volumes.
Marine Harvest has invested considerable time and effort in recent years to improve the biological situation. However, the challenges associated with sea lice management and related biological issues in Norway continue. The Board acknowledges the tremendous work by Marine Harvest’s employees to mitigate issues with sea lice. Marine Harvest’s increased capacity of non-medicinal treatment, including innovative equipment should facilitate these efforts and reduce the dependency on medicinal treatments. Fish that are subject to mechanical treatments typically lose some feeding days and show reduced feeding appetite. This in turn reduces growth, increases feed conversion ratio and increases production cost. Marine Harvest is continuously learning and advancing its work to improve fish welfare and reduce handling. The Board is confident that Marine Harvest’s Global R&D and Technical teams will continue to lead Marine Harvest through the industry’s greatest challenge at the moment.
The Board is pleased that the Norwegian authorities have expressed support for the “Egg” concept in relation to the development license scheme. The Board is confident that new farming technologies such as the “Egg” will bring the salmon industry forward and ensure its sustainable growth. Marine Harvest has applied for four different production concepts and the Board encourages the company to be ready to execute upon a final decision by the regulating authorities. The Board believes that all of the new production concepts will demonstrate lower cost per kilo salmon produced compared to conventional farming methods.
Scotland delivered good results in the quarter. The Scottish farming operation is actively implementing an improvement process, and operational costs are expected to be reduced going forward. The Scottish organization has recently experienced an improved biological situation and the Board is pleased to see that farmers across all geographies and operating units are sharing best practices and knowledge.
The Faroe Island business entity has delivered exceptional operational results throughout 2016 and the Board commends the organization for demonstrating such operational excellence.
The Canadian farming operations continues to deliver solid results. Steady operations continue and operational profit per kilo was a record high in the quarter. The Board is excited about the strategic intent of farming salmon on the East Coast of Canada. The potential acquisition of Gray Aqua Group would create new local jobs and Marine Harvest would commit significant investments into expanding Marine Harvest Canada. The market for salmon in North-East America continues to develop very favorably, and the acquisition represents as such a compelling value proposition.
The farming operations in Chile continue to improve. Significant organizational and operational improvements have recently been achieved, which should improve the competitiveness of Marine Harvest Chile going forward.
The performance within Consumer Products was good in the quarter. The Board is pleased with the volume increase of 14% in 2016 compared to 2015. Increased sale of fresh salmon continues, and Morpol is growing profitably. The continued enhancements at the Rosyth plant in Scotland are also improving results. The new value added product plant in Dallas creates new opportunities in the US market and makes seafood accessible in areas of the US which currently has limited availability of fresh fish. The planned expansion of the Ducktrap plant in the US is progressing and the product portfolio of smoked seafood continue to grow.
Feed delivered a very good operational and financial result. The Board is pleased with the steady operations and that the plant capacity has been further increased to ca. 330,000 tonnes per annum. The construction of the new feed plant located in Scotland has been slightly delayed and the organization expects to receive feedback on the building application in the first quarter of 2017.
Marine Harvest will continue to invest across the value chain to support organic growth. The capital expenditure budget for 2017 is approximately EUR 240 million and working capital investments are expected to be in the range of EUR 120 million. Marine Harvest is in the middle of a multi-year expansion strategy of its freshwater operations in Norway, Scotland, Faroes and Canada. Investments into larger sized and better quality smolts will continue. Selected sea water upgrades and expansions will also be undertaken. In addition, new product processing lines and expansion initiatives will take place within Consumer Products. The new Feed plant in Scotland and targeted investment within Markets are expected.
Marine Harvest was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in 2014 through an ADS program. The liquidity of the ADS on NYSE has been low the past three years and the costs are significant to maintain a NYSE listing and a registration under the Exchange Act. The Board has therefore decided that it is in the best interest of all shareholders in Marine Harvest to discontinue the US listing and terminate its reporting obligations in the US. Marine Harvest has a significant US ownership and the company will continue its strong focus on serving the US investor base. The company also intends to maintain its ADS program as a Level 1 Sponsored program, i.e. over-the-counter. Marine Harvest expanded its investor relations team in 2016, and the company will be broadening its investor relations efforts to include the Asian capital market going forward.
The strength of the salmon market has been tested at increasing pricing levels throughout 2016, and the demand response has been impressive. An increasing appetite for salmon in many established markets has reduced salmon available for new and the emerging markets; thereby limiting the development of many promising opportunities. The rapid growth of hard-discounters in established markets have changed some of the dynamics in the market. Salmon has been repositioned in the market away from the traditional wet fish counters to more accessible fresh food counters. Through product innovation and development of the salmon category the consumer can choose from fresh, pre-packed salmon to a wide range of elaborated products. This development has made it more convenient for the modern consumer. Traditional retailers have also changed the store layout, hence availability of salmon across the retail chain has improved. In sum, the global market for salmon has shown a tremendous strength and the Board is excited about the prospects for salmon and the many undeveloped opportunities.

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The supply growth for 2017 is expected to increase by approximately 2% by Kontali Analyse. This is a reduction of one percentage point from the previous quarter driven by less salmon from Norwegian origin. As such, the market balance is expected to remain tight. The 12 month forward Nasdaq price remains at EUR 7.2 per kg (NOK 65 per kg), which is similar to the previous quarter.
A quarterly dividend of NOK 2.80 per share will be issued under the authorization granted by the Annual General Meeting. The dividend will be distributed in the form of repayment of paid in capital.

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SUMMARY YEAR TO DATE

Operational EBIT of EUR 700.2 million. Financial EBIT of EUR 991.2 million.
Harvest volume of 380 621 GWE, which is significantly lower than the initial guiding for 2016.
Record high salmon prices on strong demand and reduced supply.
Production costs in Norway, Scotland and Chile have increased in 2016 due to challenging biology and higher feed costs. Production costs in Canada stable year-on-year.
Operational EBIT in Marine Harvest Chile impacted by exceptional items due to the algal bloom incident.
Initiated restructuring process for Marine Harvest Chile. Recognized impairment of fixed assets of EUR 19 million and a restructuring provision of EUR 2.2 million in the second quarter.
Operational EBIT for Consumer Products for 2016 at the same level as 2015 in spite of increased raw material prices and start-up costs at the Rosyth plant in Scotland.
Divestment of all shares in Grieg Seafood with a realized gain of EUR 54.8 million in the second quarter.
Establishment of DESS Aquaculture Shipping, a joint venture between Marine Harvest and Deep Sea Supply. The joint venture has contracted a total of one wellboat and one harvest vessel.
Net cash flow per share of EUR 1.23, Underlying earnings per share (EPS) of EUR 1.13 and EPS of EUR 1.20.
Return on capital employed (ROCE) 28.1%.
Net interest-bearing debt (NIBD) of EUR 890 million.
Dividend of NOK 8.60 per share has been paid out in 2016, as a repayment of paid in capital.

RISKS

Marine Harvest has not identified any additional risk exposure beyond the risks described in note 3 of this report and the 2015 Annual report.

Reference is also made to the Planet section and the Outlook section of this report for other comments to Marine Harvest’s risk exposure.



Bergen, February 14, 2017
The Board of Directors of Marine Harvest ASA

 
 
 
 
Ole-Eirik Lerøy
Lisbet K. Nærø
Cecilie Fredriksen
Ørjan Svanevik
CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD
DEPUTY CHAIR OF THE BOARD
 
 
 
 
 
 
Paul Mulligan
Jean-Pierre Bienfait
Birgitte Ringstad Vartdal
 
 
 
 
 
Lars Eirik Hestnes
Stein Mathiesen
Unni Sværen
Alf-Helge Aarskog
 
 
 
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER


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Forward looking statements

This report may be deemed to include forward-looking statements, such as statements that relate to Marine Harvest’s goals and strategies, salmon prices, ability to increase or vary harvest volume, production capacity, future capital expenditures and investments and the expected returns therefrom, trends in the seafood industry, restructuring initiatives, exchange rate and interest rate fluctuations, expected research and development expenditures, business prospects and positioning with respect to market,  demographic and pricing trends, strategic initiatives, financial target (including ROCE and NIBD), planned operational expenses, product demand and trends, supply trends, expected price levels, and the effects of any extraordinary events and various other matters (including developments with respect to laws, regulations and governmental policies regulating the industry and changes in accounting policies, standards and interpretations) on Marine Harvest's business and results. Forward-looking statements are typically identified by words or phrases, such as “believe,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “intend,” “estimate,” “may increase,” “may fluctuate,” “plan,” “goal,” “target,” “strategy,” and similar expressions or future or conditional verbs such as “may,” “will,” “should,” “would,” and “could.” Forward-looking statements are Marine Harvest’s current estimates or expectations of future events or future results. Actual results could differ materially from those indicated by these statements because the realization of those results is subject to many risks and uncertainties. Marine Harvest ASA’s annual report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015, including the section captioned “Risk Factors,” contain additional information about factors that could affect actual results, including: changes to the price of salmon including the value of our biological assets; hedging risks; risks related to fish feed; economic and market risks; environmental risks; operational risks; risks related to escapes, disease and sea lice; product risks; risks related to our acquisitions; financing risks; regulation risks including relating to food safety, the aquaculture industry, processing, competition and anti-corruption; trade restriction risks; litigation risks; tax and accounting risks; strategic and competitive risks; and reputation risks. All forward-looking statements included in this report are based on information available at the time of the release, and Marine Harvest assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statement.



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INTERIM FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF COMPREHENSIVE INCOME

Presentation currency for the Group has been changed from NOK to EUR from January 1, 2016. Please refer to Note 13 for further information.
Unaudited, in EUR million
Note
Q4 2016

Q4 2015

2016

2015

Revenue
4
1 024.5

861.0

3 510.2

3 112.4

 
 
 
 
 
 
Cost of materials
 
-488.2

-511.7

-1 782.2

-1 770.3

Fair value uplift on harvested fish
5
-302.2

-112.1

-869.6

-457.6

Fair value adjustment on biological assets
5
474.8

227.7

1 255.8

467.7

Salaries and personnel expenses
 
-122.0

-118.8

-440.0

-427.1

Other operating expenses
 
-129.9

-113.8

-472.5

-443.2

Depreciation and amortization
 
-36.6

-34.8

-142.5

-139.8

Onerous contract provisions
 
-98.0

-8.6

-108.7

-0.7

Restructuring cost
 
-0.9

0.2

-5.4

-15.2

Other non-operational items
 
0.0

0.0

1.3

2.4

Income from associated companies
 
21.0

10.8

62.6

23.4

Impairment losses
 
1.7

-3.7

-17.7

-6.8

 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings before financial items (EBIT)
 
344.3

196.3

991.2

345.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Interest expenses
7
-12.2

-11.2

-48.4

-46.5

Net currency effects
7
13.9

4.9

26.9

4.2

Other financial items
7
-70.2

-39.6

-210.5

-52.9

 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings before tax
 
275.8

150.4

759.2

250.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
Income taxes
 
-64.9

-58.8

-219.9

-91.6

 
 
 
 
 
 
Earnings for the period, continued operations
 
210.9

91.7

539.3

158.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit from discontinued operations, net of tax
 
0.0

0.0

0.0

-0.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit or loss for the period
 
210.9

91.7

539.3

158.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
Change in fair value of cash flow hedges
 
0.0

0.0

0.0

-3.7

Income tax effect fair value of cash flow hedges
 
0.0

0.0

0.0

1.0

Currency translation differences
 
-5.6

-2.9

49.0

44.7

Currency translation differences non-controlling interests
 
0.0

0.0

0.0

0.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
Items to be reclassified to P&L in subsequent periods:
 
-5.6

-2.8

49.0

42.0

 
 
 
 
 
 
Actuarial gains (losses) on defined benefit plans, net of tax
 
-3.4

-0.9

-3.4

-0.9

Other gains and losses in comprehensive income
 
0.9

3.0

0.9

2.1

 
 
 
 
 
 
Items not to be reclassified to profit and loss:
 
-2.5

2.1

-2.5

1.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
Other comprehensive income, net of tax
 
-8.1

-0.8

46.5

43.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
Total comprehensive income in the period
 
202.8

90.9

585.8

201.5

 
 
 
 
 
 
Profit or loss for the period attributable to
 
 
 
 
 
Non-controlling interests
 
-0.1

0.0

-0.3

0.1

Owners of Marine Harvest ASA
 
211.0

91.6

539.6

158.2

 
 
 
 
 
 
Comprehensive income for the period attributable to
 
 
 
 
 
Non-controlling interests
 
-0.1

0.1

-0.3

0.1

Owners of Marine Harvest ASA
 
202.9

90.8

586.1

201.3

 
 
 
 
 
 
Basic and diluted earnings per share (EUR)
8
0.47

0.20

1.20

0.36

Dividend declared and paid per share (NOK)
 
2.30

1.40

8.60

5.20



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CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION

Unaudited, in EUR million
Note
12/31/2016

9/30/2016

12/31/2015

ASSETS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Licenses
 
764.3

757.6

746.6

Goodwill
 
268.0

270.5

259.0

Deferred tax assets
 
2.6

7.7

11.5

Other intangible assets
 
32.4

29.4

27.6

Property, plant and equipment
 
1 008.1

972.7

963.7

Investments in associated companies
 
168.1

158.2

123.9

Other shares and other non-current assets
 
5.4

5.6

2.5