Kirby Announce Record Earnings in Q1 2014

Posted by George Backwell
Friday, May 02, 2014
Image courtesy of Kirby Corp.

US tank barge operator and diesel engine service providers, Kirby Corporation, inform that earnings for the first quarter ending March 31, 2014 amounted to $62.2 million, or $1.09 per share, compared with $56.6 million, or $1.00 per share, for the 2013 first quarter.  Consolidated revenues for the 2014 first quarter were $589.2 million compared with $558.8 million reported for the 2013 first quarter. Excerpts from the financial report follow:

Kirby's 2014 first quarter results included a $0.03 per share severance charge and an estimated $0.03 per share combined impact from delays related to winter weather and the costs associated with a collision of a Kirby vessel in the Houston Ship Channel. 

On April 29, 2014, the Board of Directors elected David Grzebinski as Kirby's Chief Executive Officer, replacing Joe Pyne (who will continue to serve as Kirby's Executive Chairman). CEO David Grzebinski commented:

"Despite the challenges in the quarter, we were pleased with our first quarter results.  Our marine markets continued to benefit from healthy levels of demand and high utilization which drove ongoing pricing improvement. The first quarter also reflected some improvement in our land-based diesel engine services market.  We expect this market to continue to improve throughout the year."

Segment Results – Marine Transportation

Marine transportation revenues for the 2014 first quarter were $435.8 million compared with $418.5 million for the 2013 first quarter. Operating income for the 2014 first quarter was $97.6 million compared with $89.3 million for the 2013 first quarter.

Segment Results – Diesel Engine Services

Diesel engine services revenues for the 2014 first quarter were $153.5 million compared with $140.3 million for the 2013 first quarter, and operating income was $12.8 million. This compares with operating income of $14.0 million for the 2013 first quarter which included a $4.3 million benefit resulting from the reduction of the fair value of the United contingent earnout liability.

Outlook

Commenting on the 2014 second quarter and full year market outlook and guidance, Mr. Grzebinski said, "Our earnings guidance for the 2014 second quarter is $1.25 to $1.35 per share compared with $1.11 per share earned in the 2013 second quarter, which included a $0.07 per share United earnout benefit.

About Kirby Corporation
Kirby Corporation, based in Houston, Texas, is the nation's largest domestic tank barge operator transporting bulk liquid products throughout the Mississippi River System, the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, coastwise along all three United States coasts and in Alaska and Hawaii.

Kirby also distributes and services diesel engines, transmissions, pumps, compression products and manufactures and remanufactures oilfield service equipment, including pressure pumping units, for land-based pressure pumping and oilfield service markets.

http://www.kirbycorp.com
 

 

 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter January 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

MHI's Entity to Oversee Material Handling Equipment, Engine and Turbocharger Businesses

Today Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) decided in principle to launch a new wholly owned entity to integrally oversee its current businesses in material

Globus Maritime Reclassifies Board Member

Globus Maritime Limited, a dry bulk shipping company, announced today that when Georgios Karageorgiou, a Class I director of Globus Maritime Limited  resigned on December 28,

First Panama Canal Water-Saving Basin Filled

The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) announced that the first water-saving basin of the Agua Clara Locks’ upper chamber has been filled to the required level in order

Finance

COSCO Plans European Transhipment Hub

China's COSCO is forging ahead with a plan to build a European transhipment hub, reports Reuters. The state owned shipping giant is expected to make an offer for

MISC Bhd: Revenue Up

Malaysia International Shipping Corporation Berhad (MISC Berhad), a shipping arm of Petronas, has seen an increase of 12.3 percent in its net profit for the 2015

Cosco Merger May Change Industry Dynamics

The merger between China Shipping group and the Cosco Group has given rise to a mammoth company that could trigger stability and extended consolidation in the global shipping industry,

Marine Power

Indian Navy Shows Off Strength

India’s naval might was on full display off the coast of Visakhapatnam today (Saturday) as President Pranab Mukherjee reviewed the naval fleet.   Mukherjee,

VPS Raises Concerns Over Revised Rules for Fuels

Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) expressed reservations about some of the proposed revisions to the international ISO 8217 specifications of marine fuels. Areas

China to Enforce Low Sulphur ECA in Yangtze River Delta

Vessels calling ports in China’s Yangtze River Delta, including Shanghai, will be required to burn low sulphur fuel while at berth from April 1 this year.   China’s

Barges

Aqualis Offshore Lands Study Job for LNG Barge

Offshore marine and engineering consultancy Aqualis Offshore, part of Oslo-listed Aqualis ASA, has been contracted by Gas Entec Co. Ltd to provide an engineering

Barge Breakaway on the Mississippi

The U.S. Coast Guard is responding to a report of a grounded towing vessel and 35 barge breakaway near Caruthersville, Mo. On the Mississippi River.   Coast Guard

More than 100 Graduate from SUNY Maritime

More than 100 students crossed the stage to receive their degrees at State University of New York Maritime College Jan. 29.   Graduates represent 15 fields of study,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Maritime Security Maritime Standards Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1712 sec (6 req/sec)