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Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2021

·18 min read

Declares Cash Dividend of 20 Cents per Share for the Fourth Quarter of 2021

ATHENS, Greece, Feb. 25, 2022 (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 $41.1 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $39.7 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, including a gain of $15.3 million from the spin-off of OceanPal Inc. This compares to a net loss of $7.4 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $8.9 million, including a $1.9 million impairment loss, reported in the fourth quarter of 2020.

Time charter revenues were $68.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2021, compared to $42.7 million for the same quarter of 2020. The increase in time charter revenues was mainly due to increased average time charter rates that the Company achieved for its vessels during the quarter. This increase was partly offset by decreased revenues due to decreased ownership days compared to last year, resulting from the sale of vessels.

Net income for the year ended December 31, 2021 amounted to $57.4 million and net income attributed to common stockholders amounted to $51.6 million, including a $1.4 million gain on sale of vessels and $15.3 million gain from the spin-off of OceanPal Inc. This compares to a net loss of $134.2 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $140.0 million, including a $104.4 million impairment loss and $1.1 million loss on sale of vessels, for the same period of 2020. Time charter revenues were $214.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2021, compared to $169.7 million for the same period of 2020.

Dividend Declaration

The Company declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.20 per share, based on the Company’s results of operations during the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2021. The cash dividend will be payable on or about March 21, 2022 to all shareholders of record as of March 9, 2022. The Company has 84.67 million shares of common stock issued and outstanding.

Fleet Employment Profile (As of February 24, 2022)

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

8 Panamax Bulk Carriers

-

PROTEFS

A

$10,650

5.00%

Reachy International (HK) Co., Limited

8-Feb-21

29-Nov-21

1

2004 73,630

-

CALIPSO

A

$10,400

5.00%

Viterra Chartering B.V., Rotterdam

22-Jan-21

29-Nov-21

1

2005 73,691

1

MELIA

$25,750

5.00%

Viterra Chartering B.V., Rotterdam

11-Jun-21

7-Apr-22 - 7-Jun-22

2005 76,225

2

ARTEMIS

$10,250

5.00%

Glencore Agriculture B.V., Rotterdam

30-Nov-20

10-Mar-22 - 25-Mar-22

2

2006 76,942

3

LETO

$9,000

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

21-May-20

3-Oct-21

$25,500

4.75%

Aquavita International S.A.

3-Oct-21

1-Feb-23 - 15-Apr-23

2010 81,297

4

SELINA

B

$26,500

5.00%

ASL Bulk Shipping HK Limited

2-Sep-21

15-Jun-22 - 15-Sep-22

2010 75,700

5

MAERA

B

$26,000

5.00%

ASL Bulk Shipping HK Limited

18-Sep-21

1-Oct-22 - 15-Dec-22

2013 75,403

6

ISMENE

$16,500

5.00%

Tongli Shipping Pte. Ltd.

11-Mar-21

23-Nov-21

$18,500

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

23-Nov-21

15-Dec-22 - 15-Feb-23

2013 77,901

7

CRYSTALIA

C

$26,100

5.00%

Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf

21-Sep-21

1-Oct-22 - 15-Dec-22

2014 77,525

8

ATALANDI

C

$9,300

5.00%

Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf

14-Jun-20

5-Oct-21

$24,500

4.75%

Aquavita International S.A.

5-Oct-21

15-Feb-23 - 30-Apr-23

2014 77,529

6 Kamsarmax Bulk Carriers

9

MAIA

D

$25,000

5.00%

Viterra Chartering B.V., Rotterdam

20-Jun-21

1-May-22 - 30-Jun-22

3

2009 82,193

10

MYRSINI

D

$27,750

5.00%

Bocimar International N.V.

11-May-21

15-Nov-21

$22,000

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

15-Nov-21

1-Dec-22 - 31-Jan-23

2010 82,117

11

MEDUSA

D

$11,000

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

19-Nov-20

3-Mar-22

2

2010 82,194

12

MYRTO

D

$28,500

5.00%

Solebay Shipping Transocean Company Limited

10-Sep-21

15-Aug-22 - 15-Oct-22

2013 82,131

13

ASTARTE

$25,000

5.00%

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines Ltd.

20-May-21

28-Dec-21

4,5

$21,500

5.00%

Tongli Shipping Pte. Ltd.

30-Jan-22

15-Apr-23 - 15-Jun-23

2013 81,513

14

LEONIDAS P. C.

$24,500

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

18-Feb-22

1-Mar-23 - 30-Apr-23

6

2011 82,165

5 Post-Panamax Bulk Carriers

15

ALCMENE

$25,500

5.00%

Refined Success Limited

28-Jul-21

25-Nov-21

7

$17,100

5.00%

SwissMarine Pte. Ltd., Singapore

25-Nov-21

20-Dec-22 - 5-Mar-23

2010 93,193

16

AMPHITRITE

E

$27,000

5.00%

BG Shipping Co., Limited, Hong Kong

13-Sep-21

15-Oct-22 - 15-Dec-22

2012 98,697

17

POLYMNIA

E

$12,100

5.00%

CLdN Cobelfret SA, Luxembourg

22-Nov-20

4-Feb-22

8

$24,750

5.00%

4-Feb-22

15-Jan-23 - 15-Mar-23

2012 98,704

18

ELECTRA

F

$21,000

5.00%

Tongli Shipping Pte. Ltd.

28-Apr-21

10-Mar-22 - 10-Apr-22

2

2013 87,150

19

PHAIDRA

F

$28,000

5.00%

Uniper Global Commodities SE, Düsseldorf

2-Sep-21

1-Jul-22 - 15-Sep-22

2013 87,146

(11 + 1 TBD) Capesize Bulk Carriers

20

ALIKI

$20,500

5.00%

Solebay Shipping Cape Company Limited, Hong Kong

18-Mar-21

21-Feb-22

$24,500

5.00%

Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

21-Feb-22

1-Feb-23 - 15-Apr-23

2005 180,235

21

BALTIMORE

$56,000

4.75%

Olam International Limited, Singapore

27-Sep-21

27-Dec-21

$10,500

5.00%

Trafigura Maritime Logistics Pte. Ltd.

8-Feb-22

4-Apr-22

9,10

2005 177,243

-

SALT LAKE CITY

$13,000

5.00%

C Transport Maritime Ltd., Bermuda

9-Jan-21

29-Nov-21

1

2005 171,810

22

SEMIRIO

G

$13,500

5.00%

SwissMarine Pte. Ltd., Singapore

1-Jan-21

15-Dec-21

$19,700

5.00%

C Transport Maritime Ltd., Bermuda

15-Dec-21

15-Aug-23 - 15-Nov-23

2007 174,261

23

BOSTON

G

$25,500

5.00%

C Transport Maritime Ltd., Bermuda

16-Jun-21

15-Apr-22 - 15-Jun-22

2007 177,828

24

HOUSTON

G

$27,000

5.00%

Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

30-Aug-21

15-Jul-22 - 15-Oct-22

2009 177,729

25

NEW YORK

G

$14,000

5.00%

EGPN Bulk Carrier Co., Limited, Hong Kong

29-Dec-20

16-Apr-22 - 30-Jun-22

2010 177,773

26

SEATTLE

H

$12,300

5.00%

Pacbulk Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

27-Apr-20

27-Feb-22

11

$26,500

5.00%

Solebay Shipping Cape Company Limited, Hong Kong

27-Feb-22

1-Oct-23 - 15-Dec-23

12

2011 179,362

27

P. S. PALIOS

H

$26,500

4.75%

Olam International Limited, Singapore

5-Jun-21

7-Mar-22 - 15-Apr-22

2

2013 179,134

28

G. P. ZAFIRAKIS

I

$13,200

5.00%

Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

31-May-20

1-Dec-21

$22,750

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

1-Dec-21

1-Nov-22 - 31-Dec-22

2014 179,492

29

SANTA BARBARA

I

$17,250

4.75%

Cargill International S.A., Geneva

9-Jan-21

6-Mar-22 - 12-Mar-22

2,13

2015 179,426

30

NEW ORLEANS

$15,500

5.00%

Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha

3-Dec-20

8-Mar-22 - 25-Mar-22

2

2015 180,960

31

(tbn. FLORIDA)

-

-

-

-

-

14,15

2022 181,500

4 Newcastlemax Bulk Carriers

32

LOS ANGELES

J

$14,250

5.00%

Engelhart CTP Freight (Switzerland) SA

6-Jun-20

23-Dec-21

16

$26,250

5.00%

Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

30-Jan-22

15-Jan-23 - 15-Mar-23

2012 206,104

33

PHILADELPHIA

J

$28,500

5.00%

Classic Maritime Inc.

22-Apr-21

7-Mar-22 - 16-Mar-22

2

2012 206,040

34

SAN FRANCISCO

K

$24,700

5.00%

Olam International Limited, Singapore

11-Feb-21

18-Feb-22

17,18

$30,500

5.00%

Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

18-Feb-22

1-Mar-23 - 15-May-23

2017 208,006

35

NEWPORT NEWS

K

$18,400

5.00%

Koch Shipping Pte. Ltd., Singapore

8-Sep-20

16-Dec-21

$28,000

5.00%

16-Dec-21

1-Jul-23 - 30/Sep/2023

19

2017 208,021

** 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 Vessel was delivered to her new owners on November 29, 2021.

2 Based on latest information.

3 Vessel off-hire for about 29 days.

4 The charterers agreed to compensate the owners, for all the days over and above the maximum redelivery date (December 15, 2021), with hire rate equal to the average of Baltic Panamax 82 Index 5TC weighted time charter average or the vessel’s present Charter Party rate, whichever is higher.

5 Vessel on scheduled drydocking from December 28, 2021 to January 30, 2022.

6 Vessel was delivered to the Company on February 16, 2022.

7 Charterers compensated owners with hire equal to the average of BPI P3A_82 route for the overrun days starting on October 30, 2021 and paid pro rata until the actual redelivery date and time of the vessel back to owners and only in case the BPI P3A_82 route for the overrun days was higher than current hire rate i.e. USD25,500 otherwise current hire rate to remain for that day.

8 Charterers have agreed to compensate the owners, for all the days over and above the new maximum redelivery date (January 13, 2022), with hire rate equal to the average of Baltic Panamax 82 Index 5TC weighted time charter average plus 15% or vessel’s present Charter Party rate, whichever is higher.

9 Redelivery date based on an estimated time charter trip duration of about 55 days.

10 Charter included a one-time ballast bonus payment of US$1,000,000.

11 Expected redelivery date from the charterers.

12 Expected delivery date to the charterers.

13 Charterers have agreed to compensate the owners, for all the days over and above the maximum redelivery date (March 5, 2022), with hire rate equal to the average of Baltic Cape Index 5TC weighted time charter average plus 23% or vessel’s present Charter Party rate, whichever is higher.

14 The dwt is based on shipbuilding contract.

15 Expected date of delivery to the Company by the end of the first quarter of 2022.

16 Vessel on scheduled drydocking from December 23, 2021 to January 30, 2022.

17 The charter rate was US$17,750 per day for the first one hundred five (105) days of the charter period.

18 Vessel on scheduled drydocking from November 2, 2021 to November 20, 2021.

19 Vessel currently off hire for drydocking.


Summary of Selected Financial & Other Data (unaudited)

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS DATA (in thousands of US Dollars)

Time charter revenues

$

68,845

$

42,657

$

214,203

$

169,733

Voyage expenses

821

3,020

5,570

13,525

Vessel operating expenses

18,194

22,407

74,756

85,847

Net income/(loss)

41,140

(7,430

)

57,394

(134,197

)

Net income/(loss) attributed to common stockholders

39,698

(8,872

)

51,625

(139,966

)

FLEET DATA

Average number of vessels

35.0

40.0

36.6

40.8

Number of vessels

33.0

40.0

33.0

40.0

Weighted average age of vessels

10.4

10.2

10.4

10.2

Ownership days

3,216

3,680

13,359

14,931

Available days

3,184

3,623

13,239

14,318

Operating days

3,171

3,610

13,116

14,020

Fleet utilization

99.6

%

99.6

%

99.1

%

97.9

%

AVERAGE DAILY RESULTS

Time charter equivalent (TCE) rate (1)

$

21,364

$

10,940

$

15,759

$

10,910

Daily vessel operating expenses (2)

$

5,657

$

6,089

$

5,596

$

5,750

Non-GAAP Measures

(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 Friday, February 25, 2022.

Investors may access the webcast by visiting the Company’s website at www.dianashippinginc.com, and clicking on the webcast link. An accompanying investor presentation also will be available via the webcast link and on the Company’s website. 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 13726800.

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 short to medium-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 severity, magnitude and duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, including impacts of the pandemic and of businesses’ and governments’ responses to the pandemic on our operations, personnel, and on the demand for seaborne transportation of bulk products; 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 December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

REVENUES:

Time charter revenues

$

68,845

$

42,657

$

214,203

$

169,733

EXPENSES:

Voyage expenses

821

3,020

5,570

13,525

Vessel operating expenses

18,194

22,407

74,756

85,847

Depreciation and amortization of deferred charges

10,089

10,309

40,492

42,991

General and administrative expenses

8,130

7,030

29,192

32,778

Management fees to related party

238

506

1,432

2,017

Vessel impairment charges

-

1,869

-

104,395

(Gain)/loss on sale of vessels

-

-

(1,360

)

1,085

Other expense/(gain)

303

(359

)

603

(230

)

Operating income/(loss)

$

31,070

$

(2,125

)

$

63,518

$

(112,675

)

OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):

Interest expense and finance costs

(5,216

)

(4,632

)

(20,239

)

(21,514

)

Interest and other income

97

35

176

728

(Loss)/gain on extinguishment of debt

-

-

(980

)

374

(Loss)/gain on related party investments

15,189

(708

)

14,919

(1,110

)

Total other income/(expenses), net

$

10,070

$

(5,305

)

$

(6,124

)

$

(21,522

)

Net income/(loss)

$

41,140

$

(7,430

)

$

57,394

$

(134,197

)

Dividends on series B preferred shares

(1,442

)

(1,442

)

(5,769

)

(5,769

)

Net income/(loss) attributed to common stockholders

39,698

(8,872

)

51,625

(139,966

)

Earnings/(loss) per common share, basic

$

0.51

$

(0.10

)

$

0.64

$

(1.62

)

Earnings/(loss) per common share, diluted

$

0.48

$

(0.10

)

$

0.61

$

(1.62

)

Weighted average number of common shares, basic

78,495,204

86,799,922

81,121,781

86,143,556

Weighted average number of common shares, diluted

83,432,834

86,799,922

84,856,840

86,143,556

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net income/(loss)

$

41,140

$

(7,430

)

$

57,394

$

(134,197

)

Other comprehensive income/(loss) (Actuarial income/(loss))

2

(20

)

2

(40

)

Comprehensive income/(loss)

$

41,142

$

(7,450

)

$

57,396

$

(134,237

)


CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEET DATA

(in thousands of U.S. Dollars)

December 31, 2021

December 31, 2020*

ASSETS

(unaudited)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

$

126,788

$

82,909

Other current assets

15,566

41,752

Vessels, net

643,450

716,178

Other fixed assets, net

39,129

21,704

Investments in related parties

7,644

-

Other non-current assets

9,582

9,867

Total assets

$

842,159

$

872,410

LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY

Long-term debt, net of deferred financing costs

$

423,675

$

420,314

Other liabilities

25,080

23,526

Total stockholders’ equity

393,404

428,570

Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity

$

842,159

$

872,410

*

The balance sheet data have been derived from the audited consolidated financial statements at that date.


OTHER FINANCIAL DATA (unaudited)

Three months ended December 31,

Year ended December 31,

2021

2020

2021

2020

Net cash provided by operating activities

$

32,216

$

5,927

$

89,705

$

17,234

Net cash provided by/(used in) investing activities

(14,702

)

(1,114

)

13,363

10,484

Net cash used in financing activities

$

(36,975

)

$

(12,290

)

$

(59,189

)

$

(73,097

)


CONTACT: Corporate Contact: Ioannis Zafirakis Director, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Strategy Officer, Treasurer and Secretary Telephone: + 30-210-9470100 Email: izafirakis@dianashippinginc.com Website: www.dianashippinginc.com Twitter: @Dianaship Investor and Media Relations: Edward Nebb Comm-Counsellors, LLC Telephone: + 1-203-972-8350 Email: enebb@optonline.net