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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

2005 Results News

TORM Announces 2005 Results

A/S Steamship Co TORM (TORM) shipping company announced its results for its fiscal year ended December 31, 2005. The company said that the results for 2005 were better than expected, and has proposed a dividend of $3.6 per share. In addition the Company has increased expectations for 2006 profit before tax to $140-160 million. Net profit after tax for the year was $299 million. Earnings per share rose to $ 8.6 in 2005 from $5.4 in 2004. EBITDA was $351 million. The market value of the fleet as of December 31, 2005, exceeded the book value by $768 million compared to $573 million in 2004 equivalent to $22.0 per share excluding treasury shares.

WW Posts 2005 Results

Wilh. Wilhelmsen ASA (WW) posted its results for 2005. Net operating profit was $232 million, while total operating income came to $2.2 billion. Profit before taxes was $209 million. WW's net operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2005 came to $67 million, with total operating income at $608 million. Profit before taxes came to $21 million, compared with $45 million in the same period of 2004. This decline is entirely attributable to a repricing, without liquidity effect, of future hedging contracts as a result of new accounting principles which reduced fourth quarter profit before taxes by $45 million. An extensive newbuilding program is being pursued by WW to secure new and modern tonnage, with 11 ships ordered by the group for delivery in 2006-09.

FreeSeas Makes Debut in New York

FreeSeas a provider of sea borne transportation services for dry bulk commodities through the ownership and operation of dry bulk vessels, completed an action packed two-week period in New York City. On Friday, March 17 the company held its Quarterly Board Meeting in New York City approving among other topics the fourth quarter and full year 2005 results and accounts. On the same day, the company's management rang the Closing Bell at NASDAQ, which was featured on the home page of NASDAQ's websites and broadcasted by major financial channels such as Bloomberg and CNBC thereby augmenting the company's visibility among the US investment community.

Tidewater Reports 4Q Results

Tidewater Inc. announced fourth quarter net earnings for the period ended March 31, 2005, of $52.4 million, or $.91 per share, on revenues of $179.6 million. For the same quarter last year, there was a net loss of $7.0 million, or $.12 per share, on revenues of $154.2 million. For fiscal year ended March 31, 2005, net earnings were $101.3 million, or $1.78 per share, on revenues of $692.2 million. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004, net earnings were $41.7 million, or $.73 per share, on revenues of $652.6 million. Included in both the fourth quarter and year ended March 31, 2005 results is a non-cash tax benefit of $31.8 million ($.55 per share) resulting from the positive tax impact from the American Jobs Creation Act of 2004.

GlobalSantaFe Announces 4Q, 2005 Earnings

GlobalSantaFe Corporation announced that the continuing surge in demand and dayrates for offshore oil and gas contract drilling services helped drive operating income sharply higher and boost net income in the fourth quarter of 2005 to $180.2 million, or 73 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $603.5 million, compared with a net loss of $7.6 million, or 3 cents per diluted share, on revenues of $498.3 million in the fourth quarter of 2004. The improved fourth quarter 2005 results included an after-tax gain of $23.5 million, or 9 cents per diluted share, resulting from the sale of the Glomar Robert F. Bauer drillship. Results for the comparable period of 2004 included a tax charge of $42.5 million…

Stratos Announces 1Q Financial Results

Stratos Global Corp. announced financial results for the first quarter ended March 31. Its first quarter results were negatively impacted by non-cash, after-tax write-offs of approximately $23.3m, primarily related to the acquisition of Xantic, which was completed on February 14. These after-tax charges included the write-down of $19.6m of capital assets related to the Goonhilly land earth station as a result of the planned post-acquisition network rationalization; the write-off of $1m of deferred financing costs reflecting the successful financing of the Xantic acquisition; and, the write-off of capital assets of $2.7m related to the breach-of-contract claim recently filed against a provider of business process solutions.

2Q Financial Results from Stratos

Stratos Global Corp. announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2006. For the quarter, the corporation reported revenue of $139.3m, a 50 percent increase compared with the $92.7m achieved in the same quarter of 2005. This growth primarily reflected the recently completed Xantic acquisition, which was consolidated with Stratos beginning February 14, 2006. The corporation also reported a net loss of $4.1m, or $0.10 basic loss per share, for the second quarter of 2006, compared with net earnings of $400,000, or $0.01 basic earnings per share, reported for the same period last year. Results for the second quarter of 2006 were negatively impacted by $400…

Excel Reports Earnings

Excel Maritime Carriers Ltd., an owner and operator of dry bulk carriers and a provider of worldwide seaborne transportation services for dry bulk cargoes, announced today its un-audited results for the second quarter 2005 and the first half of 2005 ended June 30th. Total revenues for the second quarter 2005 amounted to $31.9 million, an increase of 138% when compared to the $13.4 million earned during the second quarter of 2004. Net income amounted to $14.6 million versus $8.6 million in the second quarter of 2004, an increase of 70%. Earnings per share for the quarter were $0.73 compared to $0.74 in the second quarter of 2004. For the first half of 2005, total revenues amounted to $49.2 million, an increase of 86% from the $26.5 million earned in the first half of 2004.

Hornbeck Announces Record 2005 Results

Hornbeck Offshore reported that fourth quarter revenues increased $19.3 million, or 51.1%, to $57.1 million compared to $37.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2004. Operating income was $24.9 million, or 43.6% of revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to $10.2 million, or 27.0% of revenues, for the prior-year quarter. These record operating results were primarily driven by continued full practical utilization of the Company's offshore supply vessel (OSV) fleet in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico (GoM) at record dayrates and greater tug and tank barge (TTB) fleet capacity due to 2005 vessel deliveries under TTB Newbuild Program #1.

Grupo TMM Reports 4Q, Full-Year 2005 Results

Grupo TMM, S.A. reported earnings of $0.41 per share for the fourth quarter of 2005 compared to a loss of $1.62 per share a year ago, and earnings of $3.02 per share for the full year of 2005 compared to a loss of $1.80 per share in the same period of last year. TMM reported the following results for the fourth quarter: Revenue of $88.3 million, up 30.2 percent from $67.8 million the previous year; Operating income of $2.8 million, up from an operating loss of $0.1 million a year ago; Operating margin of 3.2 percent, up 3.3 percentage points from the previous year; Net income of $23.6 million compared to a net loss after discontinuing operations of $92.3 million the previous year.

DHT Reports 4Q 2005 Results

Double Hull Tankers, Inc. announced results for the period from October 18, 2005 to December 31, 2005. Total revenues for this period were $20.2 million and net income was $9.5 million, or $0.32 per share (diluted). The Board of Directors of DHT has declared a dividend of $0.43 per share, which will be paid on March 24, 2006 to shareholders of record as of the close of business on March 10, 2006. Total revenues of $20.2 million consist of $14.7 million in base charter hire revenue and $5.5 million in additional hire under our profit sharing arrangements with OSG. Of the additional hire, $2.9 million relates to the VLCCs and $2.6 million relates to the Aframax vessels.

2005 Results from Hamburg Süd Group

Hamburg (ots) - Hamburg Süd and its sister company Aliança Navegação é Logística Ltda. & Cia. saw its cargo volume in the liner services increase by 10 percent to over 1.5 million TEU. In parallel, the average container inventory for the year rose by just under 10 per cent to 204,000 units. The slot capacity of the deployed fleet offered in the liner services grew by 17 per cent to 198,600 TEU (2004: 169,000 TEU). At the end of 2005 the fleet comprised 146 units (2004: 141), including 56 tramp ships (2004: 59). The fleet owned by the Group rose to 27 vessels with the addition of three further vessels of the "Monte" class. The turnover of the Hamburg Süd Group rose by 19 per cent on 2004, $3.77b.

Norden Boosts Earnings Expectations

Photo: Peter Gramstrup / Norden

 Danish shipping firm Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S said its unaudited and preliminary results indicate an adjusted result for 2017 in the range of $20 million to $35 million, up from previous expectations of -$10 to $30 million.   Norden said the anticipated earnings improvement is a result of a stronger than expected performance in the fourth quarter of 2017 in both the tanker business and dry cargo business, including the dry operator.   Norden will publish its annual report for 2017 on March 6, 2018.  

Union Maritime Tanker MT Barrett Disappeared in Gulf of Guinea

Image: Union Maritime

London-based tanker owner company Union Maritime vessel stated that, MT Barrett, a product tanker which was at anchor off Benin, West Africa has not been heard from since late on Tuesday 9th January. "On Wednesday we alerted local maritime authorities and are exploring all possible options and efforts as we continuously monitor the situation. Whilst we are tirelessly working to locate the vessel, our primary concern is for the 22 crew on board and ensuring their safety," said a press release from the company.

Port of Incheon Volume Crosses 3 mln TEU

Photo: Incheon Port Authority

The Container Handing Volume by the Republic of Korea's  Port of Incheon surpassed 3 million TEU that it has processed over 1 year. Incheon Port’s 3 million TEU is a record achieved in 12 years after achieving 1 million TEU (2005) and in 4 years after achieving 2 million TEU (2013) and based on the 2016 performance, it is the best performance and accomplishment in history, putting it in 47th place out of the global container ports. Such container volume was handled with 49 sea routes.

K-Sea Announces Record Results

K-Sea Transportation Partners L.P. reported record results of operations for its fiscal 2006 first quarter ended September 30, 2005. The Company also announced that its distribution to unitholders in respect of the first quarter will increase by $0.01 to $0.57 per unit, or $2.28 per unit annualized. The distribution will be payable on November 14, 2005 to unitholders of record on November 8, 2005. For the three months ended September 30, 2005, the Company reported operating income of $6.2 million, an increase of $1.7 million, or 37%, compared to $4.5 million of operating income for the three months ended September 30, 2004. The increase resulted from the expansion of the Company's fleet barrel-carrying capacity over the past year and continued strong vessel utilization…

Kirby Reports Record 3Q

Kirby Corporation announced record net earnings for the third quarter ended of $25.6m or $.48 per share, compared with $17.2m or $.34 per share, for the third quarter of 2005. The 2005 third quarter results included an estimated $.05 per share negative impact from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Consolidated revenues for the 2006 third quarter were $264,612,000, a 33% increase compared with $198,741,000 for the 2005 third quarter. Kirby reported record net earnings for the first nine months of 2006 of $71.5m, or $1.34 per share, compared with $49m, or $.95 per share, for the first nine months of 2005. Consolidated revenues for the first nine months of 2006 were $732.8 a 26% increase compared with $582.4m for the 2005 first nine months.

TOP Tankers Reports Financial Results

TOP Tankers Inc., announced its operating results for the third quarter and nine-month period of 2006 and restatement of first, second quarter and first half of 2006 unaudited financial statements. For the three months ended September 30, 2006, the company reported net loss of $11,394,000, or $0.35 per share, compared with net income of $7,921,000, or $0.28 per share, for the third quarter of 2005. The weighted average numbers of basic shares used in the computations were 32,163,137 and 28,020,990 for the third quarters of 2006 and 2005, respectively. The results for the third quarter of 2006 and 2005 include net charges of $5,377,000…

Stratos Announces 4Q Results

Stratos Global Corp. announced financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2005. The Corporation reported net earnings in 2005 of $5.4 million, or $0.13 basic earnings per share, compared with $25.1 million, or $0.51 basic earnings per share, reported in 2004. Revenue for 2005 was $381.0 million, a 4 percent improvement compared with the $367.8 million achieved in 2004. Segment earnings for 2005 were $58.2 million, compared with $78.1 million reported for the prior year. In the Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) business, both revenue and segment earnings for the full year were adversely impacted by intensified price competition, resulting in lower volumes, prices and reduced margins, as well as a shift toward lower-margin products and services.

Aker Releases 3Q Results

Aker Yards ASA reported an EBITDA of NOK 304 million for the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 7.8 percent compared with the third quarter of 2005. Challenges on three RoRo container vessels gave a negative result effect in the quarter of approximately NOK 60 million for the business area Merchant Vessels. Additionally, capacity costs related to low capacity utilization in France resulted in a negative effect of NOK 90 million in the quarter, slightly more than anticipated. Order intake in the third quarter was NOK 19 995 million, giving an order backlog of NOK 77 519 million at the end of the quarter, comprising 150 vessels. Aker Yards had revenues of NOK 6 505 million in the third quarter of 2006…

Aker Yards’ Backlog Doubles

Aker Yards ASA reported an EBITDA of NOK 240 million for the second quarter of 2005, which corresponds to an EBITDA margin of 5.9 percent. The margin year to date is 5.3 percent. The order intake in the second quarter was NOK 9.3 billion, giving a total order backlog of NOK 36.3 billion at the end of the quarter, representing 110 vessels to be built at the groups' 13 yards. Aker Yards confirms its guidance for 2005 that foresees a growth in revenues to a level in the range of NOK 16-18 bn, and aims to have an EBITDA result somewhat above the level of 2004. Aker Yards had revenues of NOK 4 053 million in the second quarter of 2005, compared with NOK 3 317 million in the corresponding period of 2004. Growing activity in all three business areas are contributing to the positive development.

TEN Sells, Leaseback Two Suezmax Tankers

Image: Tsakos Energy Navigation

Greece-based Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN)  has announced that it has sold for $65.2 million gross, through a five-year sale and leaseback transaction, the 2005-built Suezmax tankers Eurochampion 2004 and Euronike. The sale proceeds have been used to reduce debt and add $16.0 million of cash to TEN’s balance sheet. The vessels were delivered to their new owners in late December 2017. “Following the 15-vessel renewal program that was completed last quarter, the sale and purchase of vessels remains an integral part of TEN’s strategy to maintain its owned fleet modernity and enhance liquidity…

Horizon Lines Reports 3Q Results

Horizon Lines, Inc. measures. quarter of 2004. revenue. $27.4 million for the same period last year. intangible assets associated with the July 2004 acquisition of the Company. transaction expenses totaling $11.3 million. quarter of 2005, compared to 2004. over third quarter 2004 on a comparable basis. 2004. Basic earnings per share for the third quarter of 2005 was $.14. December 27, 2004.

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