Actually earnings will me much higher due to 40 percent less shares outstanding
The earnings have not been confirmed and they always issue a PR. Ameritrades provider should have in the API whether its confirmed or not. Use Benzinga Pro if you want confirmed earnings dates
I would think they can get out of the contracts of the newbuilds similar to what the oil companies are doing to them or I remember seeing one company do a joint partnership with the yard but cant remember who it was.