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Quarter 2011 News

Transocean Reports 4Q & FY 2011 Results

Transocean Ltd. reported a net loss attributable to controlling interest of $6.119 billion, or $18.62 per diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2011. The results compare to a net loss attributable to controlling interest of $799 million, or $2.51 per diluted share, for the three months ended December 31, 2010. • New contracts totaling $1.4 billion were secured in the Fleet Status Report period October 17, 2011 through February 14, 2012. • An estimated, non-cash charge of $5.2 billion, or $15.83 per diluted share, resulting from a goodwill impairment associated with the contract drilling services reporting unit. • $1.0 billion…

Transocean Reports Q1 2011 Results

Transocean Ltd. (NYSE: RIG) (SIX: RIGN) today reported net income attributable to controlling interest of $310 million, or $0.96 per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2011. The results compare to net income attributable to controlling interest of $677 million, or $2.09 per diluted share for the three months ended March 31, 2010. $38 million of net charges primarily related to discrete tax items. First quarter 2011 results also included expenses associated with the Macondo well incident of $23 million, $19 million after tax, or $0.06 per diluted share.

STX Europe 1Q 2011 - Improvements Continuing

-  EBITDA of NOK 424 million in Q1 2011 compared with NOK 88 million in Q1  2010. -  Profit before tax of NOK 334 million for Q1 2011 (Q1 2010: NOK -151 million). •  Order intake of NOK 1 708 million in Q1 2010 (Q1 2010: NOK 2 808 million). •  7 vessels successfully delivered in first quarter 2011. -  Singapore listed STX OSV Holdings Limited ("STX OSV"), had continued strong performance in Q1 2011 with an EBITDA result of NOK 439 million. -  Positive development of the shares of STX OSV…

General Dynamics Reports Strong 2Q Earnings

General Dynamics has reported second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $666 million, or $1.79 per share on a fully diluted basis, compared with 2010 second-quarter earnings from continuing operations of $651 million, or $1.68 per share fully diluted. Revenues in the quarter were $7.9 billion. Net earnings for the second quarter of 2011 were $653 million, compared to $648 million in the second quarter of 2010. Company-wide operating margins for the second quarter of 2011 were 12 percent, with particularly strong performance in the defense segments. Operating margins for Combat Systems and Information Systems and Technology grew when compared to the year-ago period, and Marine Systems margins remained steady at 10.2 percent.

DryShips to Announce 3Q 2011 Results

Announcement to include Third Quarter 2011 Results Release, Conference Call and Webcast. DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) (the "Company" or "DryShips"), a global provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its majority owned subsidiary, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., of off-shore contract drilling oil services, announced today that it will release its results for the third quarter 2011 after the market closes in New York on Monday, November 7, 2011. DryShips' management team will host a conference call the following day on Tuesday, November 8, 2011, at 9:00 a.m.

TBS International Reports Q1 Results

DUBLIN, IRELAND, May 09, 2011 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) -- TBS International plc (NASDAQ: TBSI) announced today its financial and operating results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. Ferdinand V. "The weakening freight and charter rate environment that began in the second half of 2010 continued into early 2011, and adversely affected our revenues and our ability to maintain financial ratios as required by our credit facilities. "Our lenders, as previously announced on April 18…

Hornbeck Offshore Announces Q1 2011 Results

Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS) announced today results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011. First quarter 2011 revenues decreased 16.1% to $72.3 million compared to $86.2 million for the first quarter of 2010 and decreased 25.7% compared to $97.3 million for the fourth quarter of 2010. Operating income was $0.7 million, or 1.0% of revenues, for the first quarter of 2011 compared to $15.7 million, or 18.2% of revenues, for the prior-year quarter; and $18.7 million, or 19.2% of revenues, for the fourth quarter of 2010.

Norden Raises Guidance for 2011

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Danish shipping company D/S Norden upgraded earnings guidance for 2011, saying its dry-bulk business gained market share and it saw prospects for a solid fourth quarter. - NORDEN’s operating earnings (EBITDA) in the third quarter 2011 were $36m, a $14m improvement on the third quarter 2010. - EBITDA in Dry Cargo was USD 35 million, up from USD 27 million in the same period last year. T/C income per ship day outperformed market rates by 25%, mainly due to high coverage at sound rate levels.

Keppel Group Releases Dates for First Quarter 2011 Financial Results

The Keppel Group of Companies is pleased to announce its first quarter 2011 financial results on the following dates:     * K-Green Trust on 14 April 2011     * K-REIT Asia on 14 April 2011     * Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation Ltd on 18 April 2011     * Keppel Land Limited on 19 April 2011     * Keppel Corporation Limited on 20 April 2011 This notice will be updated should there be any amendments   Source: Keppel Group

NAT Issues Statement on "Unusual" Trading of its Stock

Hamilton, Bermuda, July 26, 2011 - There was an unusual trading in the NAT stock yesterday. NAT is not aware of any corporate news or market news that caused the irregular trading. The dividend report for the second quarter 2011 will be published August 8, 2011 before opening of the New York Stock Exchange. As previously advised the investor market, the dividend will be paid August 31, 2011 to shareholders of record August 19, 2011. The dividend policy of the company will continue.  

Teekay Corporation Reports Q1 Results

* First quarter 2011 cash flow from vessel operations of $136.4 million. * First quarter 2011 adjusted net loss attributable to stockholders of Teekay of $27.9 million, or $0.39 per share (excluding specific items which decreased GAAP net income by $1.8 million, or $0.02 per share). * Completed sale of remaining 49 percent interest in Teekay Offshore Operating L.P. to Teekay Offshore Partners for $390 million; Teekay Offshore increased cash distribution by 5.3 percent. * Agreed…

Matson Report Solid Financial Profits

Matson, Inc. a leading U.S. carrier in the Pacific, did well in Q4 2012 and the whole year; believes it can do better. Consolidated revenue for the fourth quarter 2012 was $398.3 million compared with $374.9 million reported for the fourth quarter 2011, and consolidated revenue for the full year 2012 was $1,560.0 million, compared with $1,462.6 million in 2011. Matt Cox, Matson's President and Chief Executive Officer commented, "Continued strong Guam volume and an improved rate environment in our expedited China service led to a solid fourth quarter. For the year, these same factors, and continuing volume strength out of China resulted in a satisfactory performance.

Kværner Profits Slip, Bulging Order Book

Kværner ASA issue fourth quarter and preliminary annual financial results 2012. Kvaerner reported operating revenues of NOK 2 930 million in the fourth quarter 2012. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 119 million, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.1 percent. The order backlog amounted to NOK 21 262 million. Operating revenues in the fourth quarter 2012 amounted to NOK 2 930 million, compared with NOK 3 004 million for the fourth quarter 2011. Full year operating revenues totalled NOK 10 748 million, compared with NOK 13 295 for the full year 2011. The reduction from last year is mainly due to significant decrease in operating revenue from the International business area and the Downstream & Industrials segment.

Huntington Ingalls Reports Strong Fourth Quarter

Newport News, Va. -- Huntington Ingalls Industries reported fourth quarter 2011 sales of $1.74 billion, consistent with the fourth quarter of 2010. The impact of a $10 million non-cash goodwill impairment finalization adjustment resulted in reported net earnings of $69 million for the quarter and $1.39 diluted earnings per share on a GAAP basis. Excluding the goodwill impairment adjustment in the fourth quarter, total operating margin was 6.6 percent, up from 6.0 percent for the same period last year, and diluted earnings per share was $1.19 for the quarter. For the full year 2011, sales were $6.58 billion, down 2.2 percent from 2010.

Stealthgas Receives New LPG Ship

STEALTHGAS INC. (Nasdaq:GASS), a ship-owning company serving primarily the liquified petroleum gas (LPG) sector of the international shipping industry, announced today the delivery of Gas Cerberus, new charter arrangements for three vessels, the sale of four vessels and first quarter 2011 financial results release date, conference call and webcast. On April 20, 2011, the Company took delivery of the 5,000cbm LPG carrier, Gas Cerberus, from the yard which has since been deployed in the spot market.

Genco Shipping Announces First Quarter 2011

Genco Shipping & Trading Limited (NYSE: GNK) announced today that it will hold a conference call to discuss the Company's results for the first quarter of 2011 on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The conference call will also be broadcast live over the Internet and include a slide presentation. The Company will issue financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2011 on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 after the close of market trading. Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.

Statoil Reports Dramatic Increase in Net Income

Statoil's second quarter 2011 net operating income was NOK 61 billion, a 129% increase compared to NOK 26.6 billion (nearly $11.3 billion) in the second quarter of 2010. The quarterly result was mainly affected by a 32% increase in the average prices for liquids measured in NOK, a 28% increase in average gas prices, a NOK 8.8 billion (over $1.6 billion) gain related to the 40% Peregrino divestment and an 18% decrease in lifted volumes, when compared to the same period last year. "Statoil delivered record net income in the second quarter of 2011, reflecting an operational performance in line with expectations, the value-creating Peregrino transaction and strong oil and gas prices throughout the period.

Northrop Grumman: Strong 4Q and 2011 Financials

Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) reported that fourth quarter 2011 earnings from continuing operations increased 80 percent to $550 million, or $2.09 per diluted share, from $306 million, or $1.03 per diluted share, in the fourth quarter of 2010. Fourth quarter 2010 results included a pre-tax charge of $229 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, principally related to premiums paid to redeem $682 million in debt in 2010. Fourth quarter 2011 diluted earnings per share are based on 262.7 million weighted average shares outstanding compared with 296.9 million shares in the fourth quarter of 2010. For 2011, earnings from continuing operations increased 10 percent to $2.1 billion, or $7.41 per diluted share, from $1.9 billion, or $6.32 per diluted share in 2010.

Star Bulk Carrier: 28% Drop in Freight Rates

Star Bulk Carriers Corp. (Nasdaq: SBLK),a global shipping company focusing on the transportation of drybulk cargoes, announced that its Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.05 per outstanding share of the Company's common stock for the three months ending September 30, 2011. The dividend is payable on or about December 6, 2011 to shareholders of record as of November 29, 2011. The Company also announced today its unaudited financial and operating results for the three and the nine months ended September 30, 2011. The Company also announced today the results of the Annual GeneralMeeting of its shareholders held on Friday,October21, 2011.

Pride's Deep Ocean Clarion Delivered

Photo courtesy ABS

Pride International recently dedicated its ABS-classed deepwater drillship Deep Ocean Clarion at Samsung Heavy Industries Shipyard in Geoje, South Korea. This is the second of four new drillships for the deepwater drilling contractor. Its sister ship, the ABS-classed Deep Ocean Ascension was delivered in February 2010 and has been deployed to the Gulf of Mexico. The 96,000 dwt Deep Ocean Clarion is capable of dual drilling activity and can drill in water depths of up to 12,000 feet.

Hornbeck Offshore Announces Q1 2011

COVINGTON, La., April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE: HOS) announced today that it will release its first quarter 2011 financial results at approximately 6:00 a.m. Eastern on Thursday, May 5, 2011. In conjunction with the release, the Company has scheduled a conference call, which will be broadcast live over the Internet, on Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m. Central). Thursday, May 5, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern (9:00 a.m.

NOL Group Reports $10M Q1 Net Loss

NOL Group, the Singapore-based container shipping and logistics company, today reported a first quarter 2011 net loss of US$10 million compared to a net loss of US$98 million in the same period last year. NOL said first quarter 2011 revenue was US$2.4 billion, up 16% from a year ago. First quarter Core EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes) was US$13 million, compared to a Core EBIT loss of US$74 million in the same period last year. “In spite of year-over-year volume growth…

Kværner ASA : Q4 & Preliminary 2012 Results

Kværner reported operating revenues of NOK 2 930 million in the fourth quarter 2012. Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (EBITDA) amounted to NOK 119 million, resulting in an EBITDA margin of 4.1 percent. The order backlog amounted to NOK 21 262 million. "The record high order backlog provides a good foundation for the activity level over the next years. Furthermore, it provides us with a strong basis to optimise our execution and improve our competitiveness", says Jan Arve Haugan, President & CEO of Kvaerner. Operating revenues in the fourth quarter 2012 amounted to NOK 2 930 million, compared with NOK 3 004 million for the fourth quarter 2011. Full year operating revenues totalled NOK 10 748 million, compared with NOK 13 295 for the full year 2011.

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