Q4CY2007 results of SEAMEC have been disappointing. The revenues declined by 64% year on year (yoy) to Rs22.3 crore from Rs61.6 crore due to lesser deployment of vessels. The company suffered a net loss of Rs15.9 crore during the quarter as against the net profit of Rs25.9 crore during Q4CY2006 on account of lower revenue generation and higher dry docking expenses.
During the quarter, SEAMEC III was the only vessel that was fully deployed, while SEAMEC II and SEAMEC IV were not operational due to up-gradation or repair work for longer duration than expected. SEAMEC I was also under-utilised due to premature termination of contract.
SEAMEC II to be out of operations for a minimum of six-month duration and delay in up-gradation of SEAMEC IV, we expect the company’s performance to suffer during H1CY2008.