Monday, November 19, 2012

Diana Shipping Inc. - Earnings Estimate For 2012 Q3

For the quarter ended September 30th, 2012, we estimate that Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX) generated basic earnings per common share of $0.16 on net income of $12,850,000. We estimate that TCE Revenues were $53,150,000 and the average TCE rate was $20,650.

As of September 30th, 2012, we estimate that book capitalization was $1.716 billion including shareholders’ equity of $1.257 billion, and debt outstanding of $459 million. Its debt to capitalization ratio stood at 26.8%. We also estimate that DSX had approximately $448 million cash on hand as of the end of the quarter.

Following the acquisition of M/V Amphitrite during the quarter, the company owned a fleet of 29 dry cargo vessels (consisting of 17 panamax size vessels, two post-panamax vessels, and 10 cape size vessels), with a total DWT carrying capacity of 3,278,000 MT, and an average age per vessel of 6.8 years as of September 30th, 2012.

During the quarter DSX acquired one post-panamax new building vessel, scheduled for delivery ex-yard in November 2012, for a purchase price of $24.6 million. The company also has on order two panamax vessels, scheduled for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2013, at a contract price of $29 million per vessel.

In addition, Diana Shipping has a 10.4% interest in Diana Containerships (NASDAQ: DCIX), a publicly traded company specializing in container ships.

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