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Free Post Earnings Research Report: Ship Finance’s Q1 Results Beat Estimates; Declare Dividends

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Stock Monitor: Globus Maritime Post Earnings Reporting

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Earnings Highlights and Summary

For Q1 FY18, Ship Finance's total operating revenues came in at $92.35 million compared to the $96.10 million recorded at the end of Q1 FY17. However, the Company's total operating revenue numbers topped market consensus estimates of $92.08 million for Q1 FY18. During the reported quarter, the Company's vessel operating expenses were down to $30.70 million from $33.09 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's total operating expenses also fell to $55.56 million in Q1 FY18 from $57.46 million in Q1 FY17. Moreover, the Company posted an operating income of $35.36 million in Q1 FY18 versus $38.64 million in Q1 FY17.

The oil tanker owner and operator reported a net income of $24.66 million, or $0.24 per basic share, in Q1 FY18 compared to $20.09 million, or $0.20 per basic share, in Q1 FY17. Meanwhile, Wall Street had expected the Company to report a net income of $0.21 per basic share. Furthermore, the Company's adjusted earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA) stood at $99.51 million in the reported quarter compared to $116.82 million in the last year's same quarter.

Revenue Segmentation

Ship Finance's charter revenues from operating lease were $76.38 million in Q1 FY18 compared to $78.95 million in Q1 FY17. The Company's charter revenues from finance lease also fell to $23.73 million during Q1 FY18 from $24.86 million in Q1 FY17. Furthermore, the Company's profit share income was nil in the reported quarter versus $0.162 million in the previous year's comparable quarter.

Vessel Update

At the close of the first quarter of FY18, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based Company owned 14 crude oil, product, and chemical tanker vessels, of which most of them were employed on long-term charters. As on March 31, 2018, the Company had 5 offshore support vessels and 4 drilling rigs. The Company also operated 22 dry bulk vessels, 15 of which were employed on long-term charters and 7 vessels trading in the spot market. Furthermore, Ship Finance's fleet consisted of 40 container vessels and 2 car carriers.

Cash Matters and Balance Sheet

During the three months ended March 31, 2018, Ship Finance's net cash provided by operating activities was $49.97 million compared to $44.69 million in Q1 FY17. As on March 31, 2018, the Company had a cash and cash equivalents balance of $139.99 million compared to $153.05 million as on December 31, 2017. Furthermore, the Company reported a long-term debt amounting to $1.06 billion as on March 31, 2018, versus $1.19 billion as on December 31, 2017.


In its earnings press release, Ship Finance's Board of Directors announced a quarterly cash dividend of $0.35 per share. The dividend will be paid on or around June 29, 2018, to shareholders of record as of June 15, 2018.

Stock Performance Snapshot

June 28, 2018 - At Thursday's closing bell, Ship Finance International's stock was marginally up 0.33%, ending the trading session at $15.00.

Volume traded for the day: 435.82 thousand shares.

Stock performance in the last month – up 4.17%; previous three-month period – up 4.90%; and past twelve-month period – up 14.94%

After yesterday's close, Ship Finance International's market cap was at $1.78 billion.

Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio was at 17.65.

The stock has a dividend yield of 9.33%.

The stock is part of the Services sector, categorized under the Shipping industry. This sector was up 0.4% at the end of the session.


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