LUKA KOPER, d.d., Koper
Growth in Luka Koper share value, and the stake in Intereuropa
The rapid growth in the trading price of Luka Koper shares on the Ljubljana Stock Exchange is related to the publication of the company's favourable business results for 2006. The audited business report disclosed few days ago reveals that in 2006 Luka Koper generated 23.3 billion tolars in operating revenues, which is a year-on increase of 13 percent. Luka Koper d.d., the parent company, produced a net profit of 4.78 billion tolars, 14 percent up on 2005. In 2006 the company allocated 5.4 billion tolars for investments in new equipment and technology, as well as increased port capacities through the development of infrastructure; anticipated investments for 2007 amount to 19.8 billion tolars. Amongst the most significant infrastructure projects in 2007 are the construction of a 12,000-vehicle storage car park, the extension of Pier No. 1, a roof structure for the Coal Terminal, as well as the acquisition of a variety of new equipment and technology.
Recent interest in Luka Koper shares corroborate the trust and general expectations placed in the future prospects of the company re its ongoing growth and improving performance, and thus the consequent safety of such an investment. The data on maritime throughput for the first quarter of this year reveals that we are ahead of forecasted expectations.
Luka Koper has a 24.8 percent stake in Intereuropa, and is not considering the possibility of any disposal of this holding.
The information is available on company's web site www.luka-kp.si from 4th April 2007.
Date: 4. 4. 2007