Stealthgas Reports 2Q Results

Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Stealthgas Inc., a ship-owning company serving the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2007.

For the quarter ended June 30, 2007, net revenues amounted to $19.9m and net income was $5.7m an increase of $2.7m or 15.7% and an increase of $1.1m or 23.9 percent respectively from net revenues of $17.2m and net income of $4.6m for the quarter ended June 30, 2006. Earnings per share, basic and diluted, calculated on 14,400,000 weighted average number of shares outstanding, were $0.40 for the quarter ended June 30, 2007 as compared to earnings per share of $0.33, basic and diluted, calculated on 14,000,000 weighted average number of shares outstanding for the second quarter of 2006.

An average of 29.3 vessels were owned and operated in the second quarter of 2007, earning an average time-charter-equivalent rate of approximately $7,075 per day as compared to 25.1 vessels and earning an average of $6,922 per day for the same period of 2006. For the six months ended June 30, 2007, net revenues amounted to $40.6m and net income was $12.3m an increase of $6.4 million or 18.7% and a increase of $0.7 million or 6% respectively from net revenues of $34.2 million and net income of $11.6 million for the six months ended June 30, 2006. Earnings per share, basic and diluted, calculated on 14,400,000 weighted average number of shares outstanding, were $0.85 for the six months ended June 30, 2007 as compared to earnings per share of $0.83, basic and diluted, calculated on 14,000,000 weighted average number of shares outstanding for the six months of 2006. An average of 29.9 vessels were owned and operated in the six months of 2007, earning an average time-charter-equivalent rate of approximately $7,308 per day as compared to 23.8 vessels and earning an average of $7,377 per day for the same period of 2006.

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