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Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

/EIN News/ -- ATHENS, Greece, Dec. 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today reported net income of $1.8 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $0.3 million for the third quarter of 2019. This compares to net income of $14.8 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $13.3 million reported in the third quarter of 2018.

Time charter revenues were $53.5 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $61.5 million for the same period of 2018. The decrease in time charter revenues was mainly due to decreased revenues due to the sale of two vessels in December 2018 and five vessels during the nine months ended September 30, 2019 and decreased average time charter rates that the Company achieved for its vessels during the quarter.

Net income for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 amounted to $3.4 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders amounted to $0.9 million, including a $7.5 million impairment loss. This compares to net income and net income attributed to common stockholders of $13.7 million and $9.3 million, respectively, for the same period of 2018. Time charter revenues were $169.2 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, compared to $163.3 million for the same period of 2018.

   
  Fleet Employment Profile (As of November 28, 2019)
  Diana Shipping Inc.’s fleet is employed as follows:
                   
  Vessel
Sister
Ships*
Gross Rate
(USD Per
Day)
Com** Charterers Delivery Date
to
Charterers***
Redelivery Date
to
Owners****
Notes
  BUILT    DWT              
  14 Panamax Bulk Carriers
  NIREFS A $10,750 3.75% Hudson Shipping Lines Incorporated 11-Aug-18 29-Aug-19 1
  2001    75,311              
1 OCEANIS A $10,350 5.00% Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong 16-Nov-18 1-Jan-20 - 31-Mar-20 2
  2001    75,211              
2 PROTEFS B $11,000 3.75% Hudson Shipping Lines Incorporated 19-Sep-18 29-Nov-19 3
        $9,900 5.00% Phaethon International Company AG 29-Nov-19 1-Jan-21 - 31-Mar-21 4
  2004    73,630              
3 CALIPSO B $12,200 5.00% Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam 12-Mar-18 23-Sep-19 5
        $15,400 5.00% Crystal Sea Shipping Co., Limited 1-Nov-19 26-Dec-19 6
  2005    73,691              
  CLIO B $10,600 5.00% Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong 10-Nov-18 5-Nov-19 7
  2005    73,691              
4 NAIAS B $10,000 5.00% Phaethon International Company AG 26-Jan-19 26-Dec-20 - 10-Apr-21  
  2006    73,546              
5 ARETHUSA B $9,150 5.00% Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong 2-May-19 2-May-20 - 2-Aug-20  
  2007      73,593              
6 CORONIS     $11,300 5.00% CJ International Italy Societa Per Azioni 10-Oct-18 10-Nov-19  
        $12,000 5.00% Dampskibsselskabet Norden A/S, Copenhagen 10-Nov-19 10-Dec-19 8
  2006    74,381              
7 MELIA   $12,000 5.00% United Bulk Carriers International S.A., Luxemburg 28-Apr-18 22-Nov-19 9
  2005      76,225              
8 ARTEMIS   $12,600 5.00% Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong 17-Sep-18 28-Nov-19 10
  2006      76,942              
9 LETO   $13,000 5.00% Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf 31-May-19 1-May-20 - 1-Jul-20  
  2010      81,297              
10 SELINA C $12,250 5.00% BG Shipping Co., Limited, Hong Kong 6-Feb-18 15-Jul-19  
        $11,750 5.00% Ausca Shipping Limited, Hong Kong 15-Jul-19 15-Feb-20 - 15-Apr-20  
  2010      75,700              
11 MAERA C $9,450 5.00% Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam 27-Mar-19 10-Apr-20 - 10-Jul-20  
  2013      75,403              
12 ISMENE   $12,125 5.00% Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 12-Dec-18 1-Jan-20 - 31-Mar-20  
  2013      77,901              
13 CRYSTALIA D $10,500 5.00% Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam 2-Mar-19 2-May-20 - 2-Aug-20  
  2014    77,525              
14 ATALANDI D $13,500 5.00% Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf 27-Apr-18 9-Jul-19 11
        $12,250 5.00% 9-Jul-19 9-Jun-20 - 24-Aug-20  
  2014    77,529              
  5 Kamsarmax Bulk Carriers
15 MAIA E $13,300 5.00% Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam 12-Nov-18 1-Jan-20 - 31-Mar-20 12
  2009      82,193              
16 MYRSINI   E $12,750 5.00% Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam 22-Dec-18 6-Dec-19 10
  2010      82,117              
17 MEDUSA E $14,000 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 3-Sep-18 15-Nov-19  
        $11,000 4.75% 16-Nov-19 1-Oct-20 - 16-Dec-20  
  2010      82,194              
18 MYRTO E $14,000 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 25-Apr-18 18-Jul-19  
        $14,000 4.75% 18-Jul-19 3-Apr-20 - 18-Jun-20  
  2013      82,131              
19 ASTARTE   $14,250 5.00% Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam 16-Oct-18 16-Dec-19 - 16-Mar-20  
  2013      81,513              
  5 Post-Panamax Bulk Carriers
20 ALCMENE   $11,500 5.00% BG Shipping Co., Limited, Hong Kong 21-Nov-18 16-Nov-19  
        $9,500 5.00% Oriental Bulk Shipping PTE. LTD 16-Nov-19 26-Dec-19 13
  2010      93,193              
21 AMPHITRITE F $12,750 5.00% Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf 27-Jan-19 27-Mar-20 - 27-Jun-20  
  2012      98,697              
22 POLYMNIA F $16,000 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 9-Jul-18 15-Nov-19  
        $11,000 4.75% 15-Nov-19 15-Oct-20 - 30-Dec-20  
  2012    98,704              
23 ELECTRA G $13,500 5.00% Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf 19-Oct-18 18-Nov-19  
        $10,250 5.00% Oldendorff Carriers GMBH & Co. KG, Lübeck 21-Nov-19 21-Oct-20 - 21-Dec-20  
  2013    87,150              
24 PHAIDRA G $10,800 5.00% Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf 11-Apr-19 27-May-20 - 26-Aug-20  
  2013    87,146              
  14 Capesize Bulk Carriers
25 NORFOLK   $13,250 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 1-Dec-17 2-Nov-19  
        $17,750 5.00% Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 2-Nov-19 20-Feb-20 - 20-Apr-20  
  2002    164,218              
26 ALIKI   $18,000 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 9-Apr-18 9-Dec-19 - 9-Feb-20  
  2005    180,235              
27 BALTIMORE   $15,000 5.00% Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 19-May-19 4-Dec-20 - 3-Apr-21  
  2005    177,243              
28 SALT LAKE CITY   $9,750 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 24-Mar-19 24-Nov-20 - 24-Feb-21  
  2005    171,810              
29 SIDERIS GS H $15,350 5.00% Berge Bulk Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 15-Dec-18 15-Dec-19 - 30-Mar-20  
  2006    174,186              
30 SEMIRIO H $16,000 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 30-Jun-19 30-Sep-20 - 30-Dec-20  
  2007    174,261              
31 BOSTON H $15,300 5.00% Oldendorff Carriers GMBH & Co. KG, Lübeck, Germany 7-Jun-19 1-Apr-21 - 30-Jun-21  
  2007    177,828              
32 HOUSTON H $10,125 5.00% Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 17-Feb-19 17-Apr-20 - 1-Aug-20 14
  2009    177,729              
33 NEW YORK H $15,500 5.00% Singapore Marine Pte. LTD., Singapore 7-Jun-19 7-Nov-20 - 22-Jan-21  
  2010    177,773              
34 SEATTLE I $16,000 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 24-Dec-18 24-Apr-20 - 24-Jul-20  
  2011      179,362              
35 P. S. PALIOS I $17,500 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 5-Jun-19 21-Jan-20 - 20-Mar-20  
  2013    179,134              
36 G. P. ZAFIRAKIS J $17,000 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 31-Dec-18 31-May-20 - 31-Aug-20 15
  2014    179,492              
37 SANTA BARBARA J $20,250 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 24-Apr-18 7-Dec-19 10
  2015      179,426              
38 NEW ORLEANS   $15,000 4.75% Cargill International S.A., Geneva 10-Apr-19 26-Jul-20 - 25-Nov-20  
  2015    180,960              
  4 Newcastlemax Bulk Carriers
39 LOS ANGELES K $13,250 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 6-Mar-19 6-Jun-20 - 6-Sep-20  
  2012    206,104              
40 PHILADELPHIA K $20,000 5.00% Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 18-Jun-18 3-Feb-20 - 18-May-20  
  2012    206,040              
41 SAN FRANCISCO L $16,000 5.00% Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore 5-Mar-19 5-Oct-20 - 20-Jan-21  
  2017    208,006              
42 NEWPORT NEWS L $16,500 5.00% SwissMarine Services S.A., Geneva 25-Feb-19 25-Jun-20 - 25-Sep-20  
  2017    208,021              
* Each dry bulk carrier is a "sister ship", or closely similar, to other dry bulk carriers that have the same letter.
** Total commission percentage paid to third parties.
*** In case of newly acquired vessel with time charter attached, this date refers to the expected/actual date of delivery of the vessel to the Company.
**** Range of redelivery dates, with the actual date of redelivery being at the Charterers’ option, but subject to the terms, conditions, and exceptions of the particular charterparty.
 
1 ''Nirefs'' sold and delivered to her new owners on September 5, 2019.
2 Vessel off hire for drydocking from May 27, 2019 to July 4, 2019.
3 Estimated redelivery date from the charterers.
4 Estimated delivery date to the charterers.
5 Vessel off hire from September 23, 2019 to November 1, 2019.
6 Redelivery date based on an estimated time charter trip duration of about 55 days.
7 "Clio" sold and delivered to her new owners on November 21, 2019.
8 Redelivery date based on an estimated time charter trip duration of about 30 days.
9 Currently without an active charterparty.
10 Based on latest information.
11 Vessel off hire for drydocking  from June 8, 2019 to July 9, 2019 
12 Vessel off hire for drydocking from August 27, 2019 to October 6, 2019.
13 Redelivery date based on an estimated time charter trip duration of about 40 days.
14 Vessel currently off hire for drydocking.
15 Vessel off hire for drydocking from August 21, 2019 to September 12, 2019.
 


 
Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data (unaudited)
      Three months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30,
      2019    2018    2019    2018 
                   
STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (in thousands of US Dollars)
  Time charter revenues $ 53,534   $ 61,505   $ 169,220   $ 163,315  
  Voyage expenses   3,315     1,818     9,054     4,658  
  Vessel operating expenses   21,981     22,809     67,232     70,300  
  Net income/(loss)   1,770     14,767     3,446     13,672  
  Net income/(loss) attributed to common stockholders   328     13,325     (880 )   9,345  
FLEET DATA
  Average number of vessels   43.8     50.0     45.9     50.0  
  Number of vessels   43.0     50.0     43.0     50.0  
  Weighted average age of vessels   9.4     9.1     9.4     9.1  
  Ownership days   4,027     4,600     12,526     13,650  
  Available days   3,960     4,600     12,358     13,519  
  Operating days   3,938     4,576     12,255     13,394  
  Fleet utilization   99.4 %   99.5 %   99.2 %   99.1 %
AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS
  Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1) $ 12,682   $ 12,975   $ 12,961   $ 11,736  
  Daily vessel operating expenses (2) $ 5,458   $ 4,958   $ 5,367   $ 5,150  


  _____________________
(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our time charter revenues less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards.  Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions.  TCE is a non-GAAP measure.  TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels on time charters with daily earnings generated by vessels on voyage charters, because charter hire rates for vessels on voyage charters are generally not expressed in per day amounts while charter hire rates for vessels on time charters are generally expressed in such amounts.
   
(2) Daily vessel operating expenses, which include crew wages and related costs, the cost of insurance, expenses relating to repairs and maintenance, the costs of spares and consumable stores, tonnage taxes and other miscellaneous expenses, are calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by ownership days for the relevant period.
   

Conference Call and Webcast Information

The Company’s management will conduct a conference call and simultaneous Internet webcast to review these results at 9:00 A.M. (Eastern Time) on Monday, December 2, 2019.
 
Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company’s website at www.dianashippinginc.com, and clicking on the webcast link. The conference call also may be accessed by telephone by dialing 1-877-407-8291 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-689-8345 (for international callers), and asking the operator for the Diana Shipping Inc. conference call.

A replay of the webcast will be available soon after the completion of the call and will be accessible for 30 days on www.dianashippinginc.com. A telephone replay also will be available for 30 days by dialing 1-877-660-6853 (for U.S.-based callers) or 1-201-612-7415 (for international callers), and providing the Replay ID number 13696449.

About the Company

Diana Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of dry bulk vessels. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on medium to long-term time charters and transport a range of dry bulk cargoes, including such commodities as iron ore, coal, grain and other materials along worldwide shipping routes.

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.

The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.

The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, Company management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company’s records and other data available from third parties. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies that are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Company’s control, the Company cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for dry bulk shipping capacity, changes in the Company’s operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for the Company’s vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see the Company’s filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties. The Company undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement, or to make any other forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

(See financial tables attached)


DIANA SHIPPING INC.
FINANCIAL TABLES
Expressed in thousands of U.S. Dollars, except share and per share data
                   
UNAUDITED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND COMPREHENSIVE INCOME/(LOSS)
      Three months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30,
      2019   2018   2019   2018
                   
REVENUES:                
  Time charter revenues $ 53,534   $ 61,505   $ 169,220   $ 163,315  
EXPENSES:                
  Voyage expenses   3,315     1,818     9,054     4,658  
  Vessel operating expenses   21,981     22,809     67,232     70,300  
  Depreciation and amortization of deferred charges   12,113     13,177     36,841     39,204  
  General and administrative expenses    7,137     6,805     20,782     20,522  
  Management fees to related party   537     600     1,567     1,800  
  Impairment loss   -     -     7,519     -  
  Loss from sale of vessels   716     -     2,835     -  
  Other gain   (489 )   (118 )   (556 )   (296 )
  Operating income $ 8,224     16,414     23,946     27,127  
                   
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):                
  Interest and finance costs   (7,206 )   (7,175 )   (22,709 )   (21,468 )
  Interest and other income   754     5,508     2,255     7,982  
  Gain/(loss) from equity method investment   (2 )   20     (46 )   31  
  Total other expenses, net $ (6,454 )   (1,647 )   (20,500 )   (13,455 )
                   
Net income $ 1,770   $ 14,767   $ 3,446   $ 13,672  
Dividends on series B preferred shares   (1,442 )   (1,442 )   (4,326 )   (4,327 )
Net income/(loss) attributed to common stockholders   328     13,325     (880 )   9,345  
Earnings/(loss) per common share, basic and diluted $ -   $ 0.13   $ (0.01 ) $ 0.09  
Weighted average number of common shares, basic   93,359,239     103,959,717     96,934,593     103,684,250  
                   
Weighted average number of common shares, diluted   94,274,398     105,234,812     96,934,593     104,567,959  
                   
      Three months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30,
      2019     2018     2019     2018  
                   
Net income/(loss) $ 1,770   $ 14,767   $ 3,446   $ 13,672  
Other comprehensive loss (Actuarial loss)   (9 )   (8 )   (27 )   (24 )
Comprehensive income/(loss) $ 1,761   $ 14,759   $ 3,419   $ 13,648  
                         


       
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA      
(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)      
               
      September 30, 2019
  December 31, 2018*
ASSETS    (unaudited)    
               
Cash and cash equivalents $ 127,272   $ 126,825  
Other current assets   16,929     15,147  
Vessels, net   915,383     991,403  
Other fixed assets, net   22,162     22,425  
Restricted cash, non-current   21,500     24,582  
Investments in related parties   3,217     3,263  
Other non-current assets   5,642     4,151  
  Total assets $ 1,112,105   $ 1,187,796  
               
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
               
Long-term debt, net of deferred financing costs $ 485,527   $ 530,547  
Other liabilities   22,659     29,565  
Total stockholders' equity   603,919     627,684  
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 1,112,105   $ 1,187,796  
               
* The balance sheet data have been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.


OTHER FINANCIAL DATA (unaudited)
    Three months ended September 30,   Nine months ended September 30,
    2019   2018
  2019   2018
                   
Net cash provided by operating activities $ 11,523   $ 24,180   $ 44,475   $ 51,971  
Net cash provided by investment activities   12,244     38,563     32,384     85,888  
Net cash provided by/(used in) financing activities $ (18,914 ) $ 31,436   $ (78,912 ) $ (1,562 )


Corporate Contact:
Ioannis Zafirakis
Director, Chief Strategy Officer and Secretary
Telephone: + 30-210-9470100
Email: izafirakis@dianashippinginc.com
Website: www.dianashippinginc.com

Investor and Media Relations:
Edward Nebb
Comm-Counsellors, LLC
Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350
Email: enebb@optonline.net


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