Ljubljana, 12 August (STA) - The state-owned railway company Slovenske železnice reported EUR 4.26m in operating profit for the first half of the year and a net profit of EUR 7m, which compares to EUR 7.3m loss in the same period last year.
The net profit is an eight-million-euro improvement on the planned figure, the company said in a press release on Monday.
Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) totalled EUR 23m and operating revenues were up by nearly 9% to EUR 224.6m in the first half of the year.
The company continued with personnel restructuring. The headcount at the end of June numbered 8,272, or 345 fewer than a year ago. The value added per an employee rose by 7% to EUR 31,879 at the annual level.
Slovenske železnice transported 8.2m tonnes of freight in the first half of the year, which is on a par with last year's figure and 1% above plans. Passenger numbers were up 4.8% to 8.16m.