Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group, Russia’s biggest port operator, said sales surged 65 percent to a record last year after its acquisition of the Primorsk terminal on the Baltic Sea.
Revenue rose to $1.05 billion from $635.3 million a year earlier, the company said today in a statement. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization advanced 32 percent to $550.3 million.
Novorossiysk, which operates the harbor of the same name on the Black Sea, completed its acquisition of Primorsk Trade Port Ltd. in January 2011 for $2.15 billion, taking on debt to finance the purchase.
Net income fell to $127 million last year from $253 million, according to the company’s report prepared under International Financial Reporting Standards.
Net debt shrank by $209 million in nine months to $2.38 billion by the end of the year, Novorossiysk said.
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