Ship Finance International Limited earnings missed the Street expectations for the second quarter. Quarterly charter revenues $159m versus $174m in last quarter.
The company reported net income of $38.81 million down from $46.8 million in the year-ago quarter.
Ship Finance's total operating revenues dipped from $117.58 million to $103.99 million and came in below the analysts' predictions of $110.43 million.
The firm continued fleet renewal with the successful delivery of our third 9,300 - 9,500 TEU newbuilding container vessel on long term charter to Maersk Line
and sale of an older VLCC.
Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, said in a comment: "We are pleased to report yet another profitable quarter, particularly during a period when certain maritime sectors have been experiencing weakness. The Company has now been profitable and paid dividends for 50 quarters in a row, which is unique in the maritime industry.
During the second quarter, we continued our fleet renewal program with the delivery of our third large container vessel and the sale of an older VLCC. We also successfully adjusted the terms of our charters with Deep Sea Supply in a manner that will be neutral to our net distribution capacity. The majority of our assets are currently employed on long-term charters, and we have significant capital available for new business opportunities."