Maritrans Reports 3Q Results

Tuesday, October 31, 2006
Maritrans Inc., announced its third quarter financial results. Net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2006 was $4.0 million, or $0.33 diluted earnings per share, on revenues of $49.2 million. This compares with net income of $6.4 million, or $0.74 diluted earnings per share, on revenues of $44.9 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2005. For the third quarter ended September 30, 2006, net income included the reversal of an income tax reserve of $1.3 million, or $0.11 diluted earnings per share. In the prior year, net income for the quarter ended September 30, 2005 included a reversal of an income tax reserve of $1.2 million, or $0.14 diluted earnings per share. As of April 1, 2006, the Company changed its method of accounting for planned major maintenance activities from the accrual method to the deferral method. An appendix is included at the end of this release that details the effect of the accounting change on Maritrans' results from January 1, 2004 and each period thereafter.

On September 25, 2006, the Company and Overseas Shipholding Group Inc., or OSG, announced that OSG had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which OSG will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Maritrans Inc. for $37.50 per share. The transaction is valued at approximately $455 million based on approximately 12 million shares outstanding and the assumption of net debt outstanding as of June 30, 2006. The transaction, which is expected to close by year-end 2006, is subject to approval by a majority of Maritrans' stockholders and other customary closing conditions, including regulatory approvals. On October 17, 2006, the Federal Trade Commission, on behalf of itself and the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice, granted early termination of the waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Acts of 1976 with respect to the proposed acquisition. The special meeting of Maritrans' stockholders to consider the proposed transaction has been scheduled for November 28, 2006. Stockholders of record at the close of business on October 20, 2006 will be entitled to vote at the meeting.

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Cruise Ship Trends

MSC Magnifica Completes Drydocking at Damen Shiprepair

After a very fast and successful 17-day drydocking the cruise ship MSC Magnifica left Damen Shiprepair Rotterdam (part of Damen Shiprepair & Conversion) for

Norwegian Buys Ship from Princess Cruises

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd. announces fleet expansion for Oceania Cruises in 2016; Sirena to join sister ships Insignia, Regatta and Nautica   Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd.

MSC Cruises Advance Onboard Wi-Fi System

MSC Cruises has started a fleet-wide optimization installed by Marlink to improve shipboard VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) connectivity. MSC Cruises said it

Finance

Asia VLCC Rates Could Could Climb Even More

Owners see rates climb by nearly $22,000 per day; Rates could peak as more tonnage comes free. Rates for very large crude carriers (VLCCs) on key Asian routes

New Players in Singapore Markets in OW's Absence

The downfall of a leading marine fuel supplier that prompted sellers to tighten credit terms in Singapore is skewing the post-OW Bunker jostle for market share

Asian Airlines Pause Before Hedging on Fuel

Oil fell to four-year low of $72 on Thursday; Airlines hope the price will slip below $70 a barrel. Airlines in Asia-Pacific are holding off from hedging their

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Maritime Standards Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | 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: 0.1867 sec (5 req/sec)