Zacks Releases Latest Industry Outlook

Tuesday, February 07, 2006
Zacks released its latest Industry Outlook and identified the best stocks in the top-ranked industries. Featured in the latest report is the transportation - shipping industry with a focus on Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc., OMI Corporation and Tidewater Inc. According to the report, strong OSV market conditions in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico led to a solid third-quarter report for Hornbeck. In early November, the company posted earnings per share of 44 cents, which was almost triple the year-earlier result of 15 cents. Revenues surged 41.3% to $46.5 million, versus $32.9 million a year earlier.

OMI Corporation’s third quarter, which was announced in mid-October, turned out to be the second best third quarter in the company's history. Earnings per share, excluding special items, reached 46 cents, which topped the consensus by more than 4.5%. Meanwhile, revenues advanced 11% to $143.2 million from $129.4 million. Tidewater Inc. recently reported fiscal third quarter earnings of $1.04 per share on revenues of $234.6 million. The earnings result marked a substantial year-over-year improvement from 34 cents and also topped the consensus by about 3%. Revenues advanced 25% from $187.6 million.


Contracts

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

Austal Dives into Loss

Australia’s largest shipbuilder Austal posted a full year loss of $84.28 million because a program to build war ships for the US Navy took longer than expected.

Russian Shipbuilder Signs $1 bln Oil Rigs Contract with Iran

Russian shipbuilder Krasnye Barrikady and Iran's Tasdid Offshore Development Company (TODC)  have signed a deal worth $1 billion to build five offshore drilling

Finance

OSV firm Farstad Continues Restructuring Talks

Supply firm Farstad Shipping's CEO Karl Johan Bakken repeats is in stand-still agreement with lenders until Oct. 1   Notable disclosures: * CEO says is talking

Banks Halt Support for Hanjin

A bankruptcy would be biggest ever for a container shipper. Hanjin Shipping Co's banks are halting support for the South Korean company, its lead creditor said,

China Cosco Sinks into Red

Dragged by lackluster freight rates in the maritime transport market during the first half of 2016, China Cosco Holdings logged a 7.2 billion yuan ($1.07 billion) net loss for the January-June half,

 
 
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