Operating and Financial Review

This Operating and Financial Review provides information to shareholders and the Review should not be relied upon by any other party or for any other purpose.

The Review contains certain forward-looking statements and these statements are made by the Directors in good faith, based on the information available to them up to the time of their approval of this report. These statements should be treated with caution due to the inherent uncertainties, including both economic and business risk factors, underlying any such forward-looking information.

This Operating and Financial Review has been prepared for the Group as a whole and therefore gives greater emphasis to those matters which are significant to Irish Continental Group plc and its subsidiaries when viewed as a whole.

How We Create Value

Key Performance Indicators and Summary of 2019 Results


Ferries Division

The Ferries division operates multipurpose ferry services carrying both passengers and RoRo freight on strategic short sea routes between Ireland and the United Kingdom and direct ferry services between Ireland and France.


Container and Terminal Division

The Container and Terminal division provides direct container shipping services between Ireland and continental Europe together with the operation of container terminals at both Dublin and Belfast.

David Ledwidge portrait

Financial Review

Revenue for the year amounted to €357.4 million (2018: €330.2 million) while operating profit before non-trading items amounted to €50.0 million (€49.2 million pre IFRS 16) compared with €46.3 million in 2018.