“Looking forward, we are self-confident that our renewed concentrate on our historic main abilities as transportation and logistics services supplier for the FMCG and grocery sectors, and as a leading participant in e-commerce logistics and fulfilment, will permit us to travel financially rewarding advancement heading ahead.”
Mr Stobart, son of founder Eddie, retook manage of the haulier next an accounting scandal previous calendar year when £2m was unaccounted for.
The complications led to an investigation about the auditors – KPMG and PwC – and observed shares in Eddie Stobart Logistics suspended.
A £55m rescue deal was agreed previous December, which observed offshore personal equity firm Dbay Advisors obtain a 51pc stake in Eddie Stobart Logistics – setting up Mr Stobart as chairman to oversee the turnaround.
In the six months to Could 31 revenues fell one.1pc to £416.5m and fundamental pre-tax profits – which exclude any a single-off fees – swung from a £6.3m reduction to a £16.6m profit. It did not disclose statutory profits.
Net credit card debt rose, even so, from £236.9m to £242.7m because of to the fees of the deal in December through a substantial-interest bank loan referred to as a PIK observe.
Bosses said they want to re-finance the bank loan “as quickly as is practicable”.
In May, Eddie Stobart lorry enterprise agreed to obtain the rights to its very own name in a £10m deal aimed at ending confusion about the brand’s ownership.
Previously, the trucking enterprise could only use the Eddie Stobart brand under licence from completely independent enterprise Stobart Team, the London-shown operator of Southend Airport.
Less than the settlement, the haulier took manage of the name, with Stobart Team planning to rename itself.