Paragon Reports 2Q and 6-Month Financial Results

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Paragon Shipping Inc., a shipping transportation company specializing in drybulk cargoes and containers, announced its results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2011.

Commenting on the results, Michael Bodouroglou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Paragon Shipping, stated, “For the second quarter of 2011, Paragon reported Adjusted EBITDA of $15.4 million, and Adjusted Net Income of $5.2 million, or $0.09 per share, which excludes a non-cash non-recurring loss of $19.8 million, or $0.34 per share, relating to the share consideration received from Box Ships for the vessels sold to it, which was a result of the consideration received by Paragon being partly based on Box Ship’s share price on the delivery date of those vessels, and the write off of a portion of the book value of our oldest vessel, the M/V Crystal Seas, for which we are reviewing several options now that her time charter has expired, and certain other non-cash items.”

Bodouroglou continued, “Since the beginning of the year, the drybulk charter market has continued to decline and the orderbook is still at a high level. Subsequent to the second quarter, we have taken certain steps that we believe will position us well to take advantage of the opportunities that we expect to arise during these weak markets. Specifically, we no longer have exposure in the Kamsarmax segment of the market, we have agreed to extend one of our credit facilities that was maturing in 2012 by five years, we have agreed to amend the repayment profile of another credit facility to increase our cash flow. We have also fixed three vessels on time-charters, which improved our fixed rate time charter coverage to 95% of our fleet capacity in 2011, 57% in 2012 and 35% in 2013.”

He concluded, “We remain cautiously optimistic on the medium-term prospects of the drybulk market, and have the resources to take advantage of opportunities that may increase long term shareholder value.”

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,

 
 
Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Navigation Pipelines Pod Propulsion Port Authority 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: 0.0945 sec (11 req/sec)