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Sino-Global Results for Q2 2009

Sino-Global Shipping America, Ltd. (NASDAQ:SINO) a leading, non-state-owned provider of shipping agency services operating primarily in China, announced selected unaudited financial results for its second fiscal quarter of 2009 ended December 31, 2008. Highlights for the second quarter of 2009: Revenues were US$4.5 million, an increase of 7.7% from $4.2m in the second quarter of 2008. Gross margin was 9.4%, compared to 20.9% in the second quarter of 2008. Basic and diluted losses per share were US$0.30, compared to basic and diluted earnings per share of US$0.20 in the same period in 2008. Despite the global economic downturn, the number of ships served increased to 47 from 44 in the second quarter of 2008. On October 9, 2008, Sino-Global announced a program authorizing the company to repurchase up to 10% of its outstanding common stock over a 12-month period. As of December 31, 2008, Sino-Global had repurchased 55,100 shares. These purchases reflect the Company's confidence in its future growth prospects. Mr. Cao Lei, Sino-Global's chief executive officer, said ''The second quarter proved to be a challenging one as the global economic crisis continued to take a toll on global demand for commodities and shipping to and from China. Despite this, we are seeing the results of our expansion strategy, which kept our top line growing in the face of challenging macro conditions


Earnings Down for Most Oil Companies

Many oil companies reported a decrease in net income for the second quarter, compared to the previous year's results, although - in most cases - the second quarter still outperformed the first. While the decreases ranged in percentage, only a few companies' results were virtually unchanged from the previous year's performance. However, higher crude oil prices resulted in many companies' exploration and production net income actually increasing over the previous year.


Diamond Offshore 2Q Earnings Fall

Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc., the world's largest offshore oil driller by market capitalization, reported its second quarter earnings fell more than 50 percent. Net income dropped to $53.2 million from $111.7 million in the same period of 1998. Revenues for the second quarter fell to $215.3 million from $323.5 million in the second quarter of 1998. The company did not comment in its earnings statement on business during the second quarter or on the outlook for the remainder of the year.


Arlington Tankers Announces Unaudited 2Q 2007 Results

Arlington Tankers Ltd. announced financial results for the second quarter and the six months ended June 30, 2007. For the quarter ended June 30, 2007, the Company's total revenues were $17.8 million, consisting of $16.5m in basic vessel charter hire and $1.3 million in additional charter hire that the Company received under its profit sharing arrangements. On the basis of the second quarter results, Arlington's Board of Directors has declared a cash dividend of $0.59 per share


General Dynamics Reports Q2 2013 Results

General Dynamics (GD) today reported second-quarter 2013 net earnings of $640 million, or $1.81 per share on a diluted basis, compared to 2012 second-quarter net earnings of $634 million, or $1.77 per diluted share. Second-quarter 2013 revenues were $7.9 billion. Company-wide operating margins for the second quarter of 2013 were 12.1%, consistent with second-quarter 2012 margins. Each of the company’s four segments delivered margin expansion over the first quarter of 2013.


Cat Financial Announces Second-Quarter 2014 Results

CAT Brand

  Cat Financial reported second-quarter 2014 revenues of $728 million, an increase of $34 million, or 5 percent, compared with the second quarter of 2013. Second-quarter 2014 profit after tax was $146 million, a $35 million, or 32 percent, increase from the second quarter of 2013. The increase in revenues was primarily due to a $36 million favorable impact from higher average earning assets. Profit before income taxes was $206 million for the second quarter of 2014


Knightsbridge Tankers Announces 2Q Results

Knightsbridge Tankers Limited reported net income of $7.9 million and earnings per share of $0.46 for the second quarter of 2006. The average daily time charter equivalents earned by the company's five VLCCs was $42,800 compared with $54,300 in the immediately preceding quarter. The second quarter earnings reflect the weakening of the tanker market that occurred in the first quarter and early into the second quarter of 2006 before a steady recovery that continued through the end of the


Arlington Tankers Q2 Profit Increases 35%

Arlington Tankers Ltd. reported an increase in second quarter profit helped by a $7.3 million unrealized gain, even as revenue decreased from the prior year. The company declared a dividend for the quarter. Second quarter net income for , Bermuda-based increased 35% to $11.52 million or $0.74 per share from $8.53 million or $0.55 per share from the same quarter a year ago. The company recorded a gain on interest rate swap of $7.28 million in the second quarter of 2008.


Kirby Q2 2009 Results

Kirby Corporation (NYSE:KEX) announced net earnings for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 of $33.7 million, or $.63 per share, compared with net earnings of $40.3 million, or $.74 per share, for the 2008 second quarter. Kirby's published 2009 second quarter guidance range was $.52 to $.62 per share. Consolidated revenues for the 2009 second quarter were $272.7 million compared with $348.3 million reported for the 2008 second quarter.


General Dynamics Reports 2Q 2014 Earnings

Phebe N Novakovic , Chairman and CEO

  General Dynamics today reported 2014 second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $646 million, or $1.88 per share on a diluted basis, compared to second-quarter earnings from continuing operations in 2013 of $640 million, or $1.81 per diluted share. Second-quarter 2014 revenues were $7.5 billion. There is a charge in the quarter of $105 million in discontinued operations for the sale of a business within Combat Systems


Viking Supply Ships lays up 2 PSVs

Courtesy Viking

Due to a continued weak PSV market, Viking Supply Ships A/S has decided to lay up the PSV vessels Sol Viking and Freyja Viking with immediate effect. The decision will reduce the company’s operational costs going forward and will give a positive impact on the results from second quarter


Russia to Increase Q2 Baltic Urals Shipments

Russia is set to increase Urals exports and transit from its Baltic Sea ports by 0.7 million tonnes to 19.9 million tonnes in the second quarter, an export schedule showed on Thursday. According to the schedule, Urals shipments from the Black Sea port of Novorossiisk are set to fall to 7


PDVSA to Receive US Crude Cargo from BP

Venezuela's PDVSA will discharge in the coming days its first cargo of U.S. crude bought from British BP, who along with China Oil was awarded a tender to supply the state-run company with some 8 million barrels in the second quarter, traders close to the deal told Reuters on Wednesday.  


Matson Announces Q2 Dividend of $0.18/Share

The Board of Directors of Matson, Inc. today declared a second quarter dividend of $0.18 per common share. The dividend will be paid on June 2, 2016 to all shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 12, 2016.


Daewoo Shipbuilding to Issue New Shares Worth $353 Mln

Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will issue new shares worth 414 billion won ($353.1 million) to improve its financial position.   Daewoo Shipbuilding, the world's largest shipbuilder in orderbook by tonnage


Star Bulk Offloads Four Capesize Vessels

Pic: Star Bulk Carriers

 Star Bulk Carriers has entered into agreements to sell four newbuilding Capesize vessels to unaffiliated third parties for an aggregate gross price of $148mln.   The vessels are currently under construction in China at Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding.  


Seadrill Pushes Back Drillship Delivery

Seadrill Limited has reached an agreement with DSME shipyard to defer the delivery of two ultra-deepwater drillships, the West Aquila and West Libra, until the second quarter of 2018 and first quarter of 2019 respectively.   Under the terms of the original construction contracts


Cosco Bags Contract for Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger

Image: Cosco Shipyard

 COSCO (Guangdong) Shipyard Co., Ltd, has secured a  contract from a European buyer to build one 15, 000m 3 Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger.    The Singapore-listed shipbuilder COSCO Guangdong and the buyer have agreed  to keep the contract price  confidential


Sill Reinforcements Complete in New Panama Canal Locks

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that sill reinforcements in the new locks have been completed this week, bringing the Panama Canal Expansion closer to inauguration.   The filling of the Pacific-facing Cocoli Locks has already begun


FSRU Golar Tundra Sold to Golar LNG Partners

Golar LNG Limited has entered into a purchase agreement to sell the Golar Tundra, a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU), to Golar LNG Partners LP for a sale price of $330 million.   In connection with the closing, Golar LNG Partners will receive a daily fee plus operating


Polarcus Grows Vessel Backlog

Duncan Eley (Photo: Polarcus)

Seismic vessel owner Polarcus Limited announced it has received multiple awards which together extend the fleet backlog by six vessel months. The projects will be carried out by multiple Polarcus vessels and commence in the first and second quarters of 2016.


Seadrill Shares Surge, Squeezing Shorts

West Auriga. (Photo courtesy of Seadrill)

Shares have risen 8 days in a row; CEO says short-sellers are beginning to panic. Shares in Norwegian rig firm Seadrill shot up by a third on Monday and its chief executive said short-sellers were starting to panic at the prospect its refinancing plan would succeed.


Havyard Cancels Subsea Newbuild

Photo: Havyard Ship Technology AS

 Norwegian shipbuilder Havyard Ship Technology AS reports the cancelation of an order for an advanced subsea vessel placed by an undisclosed "international shipping company" in June last year.   The unidentified shipowner has cancelled its contract "in light of the


Kirby Buys Seacor’s Inland Tank Barge Fleet

Photo: Kirby Corporation

 Kirby Corporation has agreed to purchase the inland tank barge fleet of SEACOR Holdings Inc. from subsidiaries of Seacor for approximately $88 million in cash. The asset purchase will consist of 27 inland 30,000 barrel tank barges and 13 inland towboats, plus one 30


US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs for 12th Week in a Row

U.S. energy firms this week cut oil rigs for a 12th week in a row to the lowest level since December 2009 as drillers continue to slash capital expenditures despite crude prices having apparently bottomed, data showed on Friday.   Looking forward






 
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