Maritrans Reports 3Q Results

Thursday, October 31, 2002
Maritrans Inc. announced its third quarter financial results, declared its quarterly dividend and announced an investor teleconference to discuss the quarter's results. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2002 was $1.7 million, or $0.20 diluted earnings per share, on revenues of $30.6 million. This compares with net income of $1.4 million, or $0.14 diluted earnings per share, on revenues of $28.3 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2001. During the quarter, the Company purchased 36,000 shares under its authorized share buyback program. The Company has purchased 2,434,700 shares through September 30, 2002 under the program. Maritrans also declared a quarterly dividend of $0.11 per share, payable on December 4, 2002, to shareholders of record on November 20, 2002. On a Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) basis, a commonly used industry measure where direct voyage costs are deducted from revenue, TCE revenue increased from $23.3 million to $25.7 million, or 10 percent, over the comparable quarter in 2001. Maritrans enters into various types of charters, some of which involve the customer paying substantially all voyage costs, while other types of charters involve Maritrans paying some or substantially all of the voyage costs. Maritrans monitors the TCE basis because it essentially nets the voyage costs and voyage revenue to yield a measure that is comparable between periods regardless of the types of charters utilized. The spot market in which the Company operates remained depressed during the quarter. The U.S. airline industry continued to experience decreased demand resulting in lower levels of jet fuel consumption. Higher than normal volumes of refined products were being imported into the country resulting from lower international petroleum consumption and low international tanker rates. Increases in contract rates experienced in 2001 have helped to reduce the impact of the weak spot market rates in 2002 and result in an increase in TCE. Several hurricanes hit the Gulf of Mexico during September and into October, lowering both revenue and utilization of the Company's fleet for those periods. The rebuilding to a double hull of the barge OCEAN 250 and the refurbishment of her married tug INTREPID are on schedule for delivery during the fourth quarter. Having this unit out of service has a negative impact on revenue and operating income. In addition, the company continues to experience increases in insurance premiums and professional fees.
Maritime Reporter April 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

New CEO for Evergas

Evergas has appointed Steffen Jacobsen as CEO of the company as of 8 May 2015 Mr. Jacobsen joined Evergas 1 February 2015 as Vice President, Fleet after almost 35 years in Maersk.

NCSP Group Cargo Traffic Up 6% in Q1 2015

Novorossiysk Commercial Sea Port Group (NCSP Group or the Group) (LSE: NCSP, Moscow Exchange: NMTP) reports that Group’s consolidated cargo turnover in Q1 2015 increased by 2 million tonnes or 6.

Naming Ceremony of Evergreen's EVER LYRIC

Evergreen Group today held the naming ceremony for EVER LYRIC, the eighth of its L-type vessels built by CSBC Corporation in Taiwan. The ceremony took place

Finance

Seaspan Takes Delivery of New Containership

Seaspan Corporation (SSW) has accepted delivery of a 14000 TEU containership, the YM Wellhead.    The new containership, which was constructed at Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.

'Make in India’ - the Newbuzzword in Indian Shipping Sector

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi's  'Make in India’ initiative offers a plethora of opportunities in the maritime sector, particularly in shipbuilding, with the

Baltic Index Perks up on Increased Rates for Bigger Vessels

The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index, which tracks rates for ships carrying dry bulk commodities, edged higher on Thursday as rates for bigger vessels rose.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
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: 0.1485 sec (7 req/sec)