Grupo TMM Reports First-Quarter 2012 Financial Results

MEXICO CITY -- (Marketwire) -- 05/02/12 -- Grupo TMM, S.A.B. (NYSE: TMM) (BMV: TMM A) ("TMM" or the "Company"), a Mexican intermodal transportation and logistics Company, reported today its financial results for the first quarter of 2012.

MANAGEMENT OVERVIEW
José F. Serrano, chairman and chief executive officer of Grupo TMM, said, "In the 2012 first quarter, the continued economic downturn negatively impacted TMM's revenue and operating profit. Additionally, the appreciation of the peso against the dollar in the 2012 first quarter resulted in a significant net exchange loss, which negatively impacted net income, and in turn reduced the value of TMM's stockholders' equity in the quarter."

Serrano continued, "At Maritime, 2012 first-quarter operating profit was impacted by increased offhire days at product tankers compared to the same period last year. However, all of our product tanker vessels are currently employed. Additionally, we continue to strategically manage our fleet in favor of medium and long-term contracts. At offshore, 2012 first-quarter utilization was at 92.4 percent, and so far this year, we have renewed three offshore contracts for three-year terms each. To date, the Maritime division's backlog is $192.6 million.

"As recently announced, TMM acquired a shipyard at the Port of Tampico, which is working at full capacity and contributing to Maritime's revenue and profit. In the short term, the Company expects to have the necessary capabilities to build vessels at this facility, which is in line with PEMEX's intention to add 32 offshore vessels to its fleet, of which 21 are required to be Mexican built vessels."

Serrano concluded, "We remain optimistic of market improvements over the long term. We continue to work on the development of the container and liquids terminal at the Port of Tuxpan, which will strategically position TMM in this lucrative sector, and also in the addition of specialized offshore vessels to TMM's fleet, which will expand our already well positioned maritime business."

FIRST-QUARTER 2012 OPERATING AND FINANCIAL RESULTS
TMM's revenues in the first quarter of 2012 totaled $63.2 million compared to $65.9 million in the same period of last year. This decrease was partially offset by a 4.0 percent revenue increase at the Maritime division. First-quarter 2012 consolidated operating profit declined 17.0 percent over the same period of last year, largely due to profit reductions at Ports and Terminals, mainly attributable to decreased ship calls at Acapulco, and to operating losses at the Logistics division.

In the 2012 first quarter, consolidated EBITDA decreased 6.0 percent, or $0.9 million, to $17.3 million compared to $18.4 million in the 2011 first quarter. Interest expense in the 2012 first quarter was $15.9 million versus $17.2 million in the same period of 2011. Notwithstanding profit reductions in the 2012 first quarter, EBITDA minus interest expense resulted in free cash flow of $1.3 million compared to $1.2 million in the 2011 first-quarter.

Maritime revenue in the first quarter of 2012 increased 4.0 percent compared to the same period of last year. This increase was due to revenue improvements at offshore and at harbor tugs, and to the revenue contribution of the Company's recently acquired shipyard.

Operating profit at Maritime decreased 4.4 percent, or $0.4 million, due mainly to an operating loss at product tankers as a result of two vessels that for the larger part of the quarter were unemployed, increasing operating costs.

Comparing the 2012 first-quarter to the 2011 first quarter, offshore revenue increased 4.4 percent to $26.4 million due mainly to more revenue days and to operating one vessel in the spot market at a high daily tariff during the reported quarter. Product tanker revenue decreased 2.9 percent to $6.8 million mainly attributable to increased offhire days. Chemical tanker revenue decreased 9.1 percent to $4.0 million as a result of lower volumes, but operating profit improved to $0.3 million from a $0.4 million loss in the same period of last year. Harbor tugs revenue increased 16.7 percent mainly due to higher tariffs per ship call. Additionally, in March the division began providing tug services to a new Liquefied Natural Gas or LNG, terminal at Manzanillo. The Company anticipates these services to continue contributing to revenue and profit going forward.

Maritime's EBITDA for the 2012 first quarter fell 2.1 percent, or $0.4 million, to $18.6 million compared to $19.0 million in the 2011 first quarter. EBITDA margin remained fairly stable at 44.7 percent in the 2012 period in contrast to 47.8 percent in the 2011 period.

In the 2012 first quarter, Ports and Terminals revenue decreased 15.5 percent, and operating profit decreased 65.0 percent, both compared to the 2011 first quarter. Lower revenue and profit was mainly attributable to decreased ship calls at Acapulco, lower volumes at shipping agencies and to low volumes at the automotive segment in Puebla early in the quarter, which began to improve in mid-February. The maintenance and repair segment contributed $0.7 million of gross profit, remaining similar to the 2011 period.

At Logistics, operating income decreased 23.8 percent, or $0.5 million, on lower revenues of 17.3 percent when compared with the first quarter of 2011.

DEBT
As of March 31, 2012, TMM's total debt was $806.5 million. The book value of the Company's Trust Certificates debt increased $68.0 million from December 31, 2011, as a result of an 8.2 percent appreciation of the peso against the dollar in the first quarter of 2012. On February 15, 2012, the Company paid approximately $30.4 million of its Trust Certificates debt, including a capital prepayment of $1.2 million.

                                 Total Debt*
                           Million of U.S. Dollars

                                                As of 12/31/11 As of 3/31/12
                                                -------------- -------------
Mexican Trust Certificates (1)                  $        684.3 $       737.0
                                                -------------- -------------
Other Corporate Debt                                      68.2          69.5
                                                ============== =============
Total Debt (2)                                  $        752.5 $       806.5
                                                ============== =============
Cash                                                      77.1          58.0
                                                ============== =============
Net Debt                                        $        675.4 $       748.5
                                                -------------- -------------

*Book Value
(1) 20-year term and non recourse to the Company
(2) Of total debt, only $14.0 million, or 1.7 percent, is short term
Exchange Rate: 13.95 pesos/dollar at December 31, 2011, and 12.81 pesos/dollar at March 31, 2012

Included in this press release are certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. Such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made and are based on the beliefs of the Company's management as well as on assumptions made. Actual results could differ materially from those included in such forward-looking statements. Readers are cautioned that all forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainty. The following factors could cause actual results to differ materially from such forward-looking statements: global, US and Mexican economic and social conditions; the effect of the North American Free Trade Agreement on the level of US-Mexico trade; the condition of the world shipping market; the success of the Company's investment in new businesses; risks associated with the Company's reorganization and restructuring; the ability of the Company to reduce corporate overhead costs; the ability of management to manage growth and successfully compete in new businesses; and the ability of the Company to restructure or refinance its indebtedness. These risk factors and additional information are included in the Company's reports on Form 10-K and 20-F on file with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.


                     Grupo TMM, S.A.B. and subsidiaries
                               Balance Sheet*
                          - millions of dollars -

                                                   March 31,   December 31,
                                                     2012          2011

                                                 ------------  ------------

Current assets:
Cash and cash equivalents                              57.977        77.123
                                                 ------------  ------------
Accounts receivable
  Accounts receivable - Net                            42.785        38.963
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Other accounts receivable                            21.032        17.556
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Prepaid expenses and others current assets           13.043        11.568
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total current assets                                  134.837       145.210
                                                 ============  ============
Property, machinery and equipment                     932.496       914.809
                                                 ------------  ------------
Cumulative Depreciation                              (213.582)     (203.985)
                                                 ------------  ------------
Property, machinery and equipment - Net               718.914       710.824
                                                 ============  ============
Other assets                                           27.927        28.447
                                                 ------------  ------------
Deferred taxes                                         67.705        67.583
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total assets                                          949.383       952.064
                                                 ------------  ------------

Current liabilities:
  Bank loans and current maturities of long-term
   liabilities                                         13.956        17.190
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Suppliers                                            23.146        21.475
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Other accounts payable and accrued expenses          62.354        53.848
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total current liabilities                              99.456        92.513
                                                 ============  ============
Long-term liabilities:
  Bank loans                                           58.454        59.378
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Trust certificates debt                             734.088       675.933
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Other long-term liabilities                          19.361        15.828
                                                 ------------  ------------

Total long-term liabilities                           811.903       751.139
                                                 ============  ============
Total liabilities                                     911.359       843.652
                                                 ------------  ------------

Stockholders´ equity
  Common stock                                        155.577       155.577
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Retained earnings                                  (155.922)      (75.096)
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Revaluation surplus                                  63.907        63.907
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Initial accumulated translation loss                (17.757)      (17.757)
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Cumulative translation adjusted                     (11.845)      (22.111)
                                                 ------------  ------------
                                                       33.960       104.520
                                                 ------------  ------------
  Minority interest                                     4.064         3.892
                                                 ------------  ------------
Total stockholders´ equity                             38.024       108.412
                                                 ------------  ------------

Total liabilities and stockholders´ equity            949.383       952.064
                                                 ------------  ------------

*Prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.



                     Grupo TMM, S.A.B. and subsidiaries
                            Statement of Income*
                          - millions of dollars -

                                                       Three months ended
                                                            March 31,
                                                     ----------------------
                                                        2012        2011
                                                     ----------  ----------

  Ports and Terminals                                     5.995       7.114
  Maritime                                               41.350      39.657
  Logistics                                              15.816      19.155
                                                     ----------  ----------
Revenue from freight and services                        63.161      65.926
                                                     ----------  ----------

  Ports and Terminals                                    (4.977)     (4.829)
  Maritime                                              (22.757)    (20.610)
  Logistics                                             (15.989)    (18.735)
                                                     ----------  ----------
Cost of freight and services                            (43.723)    (44.174)
                                                     ----------  ----------

  Ports and Terminals                                    (0.265)     (0.313)
  Maritime                                               (9.956)    (10.019)
  Logistics                                              (2.410)     (2.558)
  Corporate and others                                   (0.225)     (0.185)
                                                     ----------  ----------
Depreciation and amortization                           (12.856)    (13.075)
                                                     ----------  ----------

  Corporate expenses                                     (3.867)     (4.129)
  Ports and Terminals                                     0.753       1.972
  Maritime                                                8.637       9.028
  Logistics                                              (2.583)     (2.138)
  Corporate and others                                   (0.225)     (0.185)
  Other (expenses) income - Net                           1.644       0.785
                                                     ----------  ----------
Operating (loss) income                                   4.359       5.333
                                                     ==========  ==========
Financial (expenses) income - Net                       (18.464)    (15.399)
Exchange gain (loss) - Net                              (66.394)    (31.361)
                                                     ----------  ----------
Net financial cost                                      (84.858)    (46.760)
                                                     ----------  ----------
(Loss) gain before taxes                                (80.499)    (41.427)
                                                     ==========  ==========
Provision for taxes                                      (0.154)     (0.439)
                                                     ----------  ----------

Net (loss) gain for the period                          (80.653)    (41.866)
                                                     ----------  ----------

Attributable to:
  Minority interest                                       0.173       0.462
                                                     ----------  ----------
Equity holders of GTMM, S.A.B.                          (80.826)    (42.328)
                                                     ----------  ----------

Weighted average outstanding shares (millions)          102.183     101.995
Income (loss) earnings per share (dollars / share)        (0.79)      (0.42)

Outstanding shares at end of period (millions)          102.183     101.995
Income (loss) earnings per share (dollars / share)        (0.79)      (0.42)
                                                     ----------  ----------

*Prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.



                     Grupo TMM, S.A.B. and subsidiaries
                          Statement of Cash Flows*
                          - millions of dollars -

                                                       Three months ended
                                                            March 31,

                                                     ----------------------
                                                        2012        2011
                                                     ----------  ----------

Cash flow from operation activities:
Net (loss) gain for the period                          (80.653)    (41.866)
                                                     ----------  ----------
Charges (credits) to income not affecting resources:
  Depreciation & amortization                            14.362      16.013
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Other non-cash items                                   81.240      47.714
                                                     ----------  ----------
Total non-cash items                                     95.602      63.727
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Changes in assets & liabilities                         0.215     (19.433)
                                                     ----------  ----------
Total adjustments                                        95.817      44.294
                                                     ----------  ----------
Net cash provided by operating activities                15.164       2.428
                                                     ==========  ==========

Cash flow from investing activities:
  Proceeds from sales of assets                           0.134       2.346
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Payments for purchases of assets                       (1.016)     (2.507)
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Acquisition of shares of subsidiaries                  (4.367)
                                                     ----------  ----------
Net cash used in investment activities                   (5.249)     (0.161)
                                                     ==========  ==========

Cash flow provided by financing activities:
  Short-term borrowings (net)                             0.858
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Sale (repurchase) of accounts receivable (net)                     (2.440)
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Repayment of long-term debt                           (36.034)    (50.521)
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt                0.450
                                                     ----------  ----------
Net cash used in financing activities                   (34.726)    (52.961)
                                                     ==========  ==========
Exchange losses on cash                                   5.665       3.277
                                                     ==========  ==========
  Net decrease in cash                                  (19.146)    (47.417)
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Cash at beginning of period                            77.123     142.319
                                                     ----------  ----------
  Cash at end of period                                  57.977      94.902
                                                     ----------  ----------

*Prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards as issued by the International Accounting Standards Board.

TMM COMPANY CONTACT:
Jacinto Marina
Deputy CEO
011-525-55-629-8718
Email Contact

Monica Azar
Investor Relations
011-525-55-629-8703
Email Contact

AT DRESNER CORPORATE SERVICES:
Kristine Walczak
(investors, analysts, media)
312-726-3600
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