International Shipholding Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

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International Shipholding Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2013 Results

Declares second quarter dividend of $0.25 per share on its Common Stock

MOBILE, Ala.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International Shipholding Corporation (NYS: ISH) today announced financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2013.

Second Quarter 2013 Highlights

  • Reported net income of $1.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013
  • Priced $27.5 million of 9% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock on July 25, 2013
  • Declared a second quarter dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock payable on September 4, 2013 to shareholders of record as of August 16, 2013
  • Paid a $2.375 per share dividend on its Series A Preferred Stock on July 30, 2013

Net Income

The Company reported net income of $1.9 million for the three months ended June 30, 2013, which included a non-operating gain of $1.8 million from its Yen denominated loan. For the comparable three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company reported net income of $704,000 which included a non-operating loss of $1.7 million on its Yen denominated loan.

Mr. Niels M. Johnsen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: "We continue our strategy of operating a diversified fleet, primarily on medium to long term contracts, and remain focused on taking advantage of attractive growth opportunities and strengthening our balance sheet. In July, we successfully priced a $27.5 million Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock offering which follows our previous Series A Preferred Stock offering earlier this year."

"We will continue to focus on identifying maritime transportation needs in niche markets and capitalize on accretive acquisition opportunities to enhance shareholder value. Given our strong contract coverage and stable cash flows, we continue to provide our shareholders with value through a quarterly dividend payment. For the second quarter, our Board of Directors declared a common stock dividend payment of $0.25 per share which represents the 20th consecutive dividend payment since reinstituting our dividend policy in the fourth quarter of 2008."

Gross Voyage Profit

The Company's second quarter 2013 gross voyage profit representing the results of its six reporting segments was $13.3 million, compared to $13.9 million in the comparable 2012 three month period. The comparable results by operating segment are shown below.

(All Amounts in Millions)

Jones Act

Pure Car
Truck Carriers

Dry Bulk






Second Quarter 2013

Gross Voyage Profit $5.5 $4.6 $0.4 $1.7 $1.0 $0.1 $13.3
Depreciation ($1.2)     ($2.1)     ($1.6)     ($0.4)     ($0.5)     $0.0     ($5.8)
Gross Profit $4.3     $2.5     ($1.2)     $1.3     $0.5     $0.1     $7.5
(After Depreciation)

Second Quarter 2012

Gross Voyage Profit $1.1 $6.8 $2.9 $1.5 $1.3 $0.3 $13.9
Depreciation ($0.3)     ($2.6)     ($1.6)     ($0.7)     ($0.5)     ($0.0)     ($5.7)
Gross Profit $0.8     $4.2     $1.3     $0.8     $0.8     $0.3     $8.2
(After Depreciation)


Gross Voyage Profit $4.4 ($2.2) ($2.5) $0.2 ($0.3) ($0.2) ($0.6)
Depreciation ($0.9)     $0.5     $0.0     $0.3     $0.0     $0.0     ($0.1)
Gross Profit $3.5     ($1.7)     ($2.5)     $0.5     ($0.3)     ($0.2)     ($0.7)

For a reconciliation of the numbers presented above to GAAP figures, please see the attached Non-GAAP Reconciliation Statement.

The improved gross voyage profit for the Jones Act segment reflects the inclusion of United Ocean Services ("UOS"), which we acquired on November 30, 2012. While year over year the Jones Act segment benefited from UOS, the results of UOS in the quarter were impacted by 79 non-operating days while two of the units underwent scheduled drydockings. Gross voyage profit on the Pure Car Truck Carrier ("PCTC") segment decreased due primarily to lower charter hire rates on one U.S. Flag PCTC (effective July, 2012) and our International Flag PCTC (effective April, 2013). Supplemental cargo results, a component of the PCTC results, were approximately $600,000 lower in the quarter when compared to the comparable 2012 second quarter. For the six months ended June 30, 2013, supplemental cargo results were comparable to the six month period ended June 30, 2012. The dry bulk market, while slightly improved from the beginning of the year, continues to be at depressed levels, producing lower results than the comparable 2012 second quarter. The Rail Ferry segment reports higher northbound volumes which produced slightly better results year over year. The Specialty Contracts segment reported a decrease in gross voyage profit due primarily to our ice-strengthened vessel, which performed below expectations. The Company's Other segment, consisting mainly of chartering brokerage and agency services, reported lower brokerage revenues.

Administrative and General

Administrative and general expenses in the second quarter of 2013 were $6.2 million as compared to $4.7 million in the same period of 2012. Higher expenses associated with the integration of UOS, as well as accrued bonus payments, were the primary reasons.

Interest and Other

Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2013 was approximately $204,000 lower than the comparable three months in 2012. Our service obligations were reduced from the proceeds on the sale of two International Flag PCTCs and two U.S. Flag PCTCs in a sale-leaseback transaction, as well as regularly scheduled debt payments. During the three months ended June 30, 2013, the Japanese Yen weakened in relation to the U.S. Dollar from 94.22 to 99.15, producing an exchange gain of $1.8 million.

Balance Sheet

The Company's working capital at June 30, 2013 was $15.5 million, an increase of $500,000 from March 31, 2013. Cash and cash equivalents balance was approximately $22.4 million while capital expenditures during the six month period were $14.1 million. The Company's total debt obligations, at June 30, 2013, were approximately $213 million.

Dividend Declarations

The Company's Board of Directors approved a per share dividend payment on July 30, 2013 of $2.375 on its Series A Preferred Stock representing a regular quarterly payment. Additionally, the Board of Directors declared a $0.25 dividend payable on September 4, 2013, for each share of common stock owned on the record date of August 16, 2013. All future dividend declarations remain subject to the discretion of International Shipholding Corporation's Board of Directors.


The Company reaffirms that its projected 2013 net income, before preferred stock dividends, is expected to be between $10 and $12 million, while lowering its anticipated EBITDAto within a $60 to $63 million range as a result of the depressed dry bulk market and extended dry dock days on the UOS units.

All 2013 outlook figures included in this release exclude the effects of special items, future changes in regulation, the impact of unforeseen litigation or unforeseen events or circumstances that reduce vessel deployment or rates, any changes in operating or capital plans, and any future acquisitions, divestitures, buybacks or other similar business transactions. For purposes of this outlook section, EBITDA means earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization. See "Caution concerning forward-looking statements" below.

Conference Call

In connection with this earnings release, management will host an earnings conference call on Thursday, August 1, 2013, at 10:00 AM ET. To participate in the conference call, please dial (888) 455-2296 (domestic) or (719) 325-2435 (international). Participants can reference the International Shipholding Corporation Second Quarter 2013 Earnings Call or passcode 3208673. Please dial in approximately 5 minutes prior to the call.

The conference call will also be available via a live listen-only webcast and can be accessed through the Investor Relations section of the Company's website, Please allow extra time prior to the call to visit the Company's website and download any software that may be needed to listen to the webcast.

A replay of the conference call will be available through August 9, 2013, at (877) 870-5176 (domestic) or (858) 384-5517 (international). The passcode for the replay is 3208673.

About International Shipholding

International Shipholding Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates a diversified fleet of U.S. and International flag vessels that provide worldwide and domestic maritime transportation services to commercial and governmental customers primarily under medium to long-term charters and contracts.

Caution concerning forward-looking statements

Except for the historical and factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this release, including statements regarding our 2013 guidance, the expected benefits of the UOS acquisition and other statements identified by words such as "estimates," "expects," "anticipates," "plans," and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on current expectations only, and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our control. Actual events and results may differ materially from those anticipated, estimated, projected, expressed or implied if one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or if underlying assumptions prove incorrect. Factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to: our ability to maximize the usage of our newly-purchased and incumbent vessels and other assets on favorable economic terms, including our ability to renew our time charters and contracts when they expire and to maximize our carriage of supplemental cargoes; our ability to effectively handle our leverage by servicing and complying with each of our debt instruments; changes in domestic or international transportation markets that reduce the demand for shipping generally or for our vessels in particular; industry-wide changes in cargo freight rates, charter rates, vessel design, vessel utilization or vessel valuations, or in charter hire, fuel or other operating expenses; the possibility that the anticipated benefits from the UOS acquisition cannot be fully realized or may take longer to realize than expected; political events in the United States and abroad; the appropriation of funds by the U.S. Congress, including the impact of any future cuts to federal spending similar to the U.S. Congress' recent "sequestration" cuts; terrorism, piracy and trade restrictions; changes in foreign currency rates or interest rates; the effects of more general factors, such as changes in tax laws or rates, or in general market, labor or economic conditions; and each of the other economic, competitive, governmental, and technological factors detailed in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. You should be aware that new factors may emerge from time to time and it is not possible for us to identify all such factors nor can we predict the impact of each such factors on our business or the extent to which any one or more factors may cause actual results to differ from those reflected in any forward-looking statements. Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any of our forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. We undertake no obligation to update or revise, for any reason, any forward-looking statements made by us or on our behalf, whether as a result of new information, future events or developments, changed circumstances or otherwise.


Non-GAAP Reconciliation Statement
(By Segment)


(All Amounts in Millions) Pure Car






Other Total

Second Quarter, 2013

Gross Profit $4.3 $2.5 ($1.2) $1.3 $0.5 $0.1 $7.5
Allocated Overhead ($2.6) ($2.1) ($0.2) ($0.8) ($0.5) ($0.0) ($6.2)
*Add Back: Unconsolidated Entities $0.0     $0.0     $0.0     $0.1     $0.0     $0.0     $0.1
Operating Income $1.7     $0.4     ($1.4)     $0.6     $0.0     $0.1     $1.4
Second Quarter, 2012
Gross profit $0.8 $4.2 $1.3 $0.8 $0.8 $0.3 $8.2
Allocated Overhead ($0.4) ($2.3) ($1.0) ($0.5) ($0.4) ($0.1) ($4.7)
Gain on Sale of Assets $0.0 $0.7 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0 $0.7
*Add Back: Unconsolidated Entities $0.0     $0.0     $0.0     ($0.7)     $0.0     $0.0     ($0.7)
Operating Income $0.4     $2.6     $0.3     ($0.4)     $0.4     $0.2     $3.5
* To remove the effect of including the results of the unconsolidated entities in Gross Voyage Profit
(All Amounts in Thousands Except Share Data)
        Three Months Ended June 30,       Six Months Ended June 30,
2013       2012 2013       2012
Revenues $ 74,897 $ 60,320 $ 156,021 $ 125,524
Operating Expenses:
Voyage Expenses 61,508 47,026 131,099 97,852
Vessel Depreciation 5,804 5,723 11,575 12,080
Other Depreciation 11 - 34 -
Administrative and General Expenses 6,170 4,720 11,603 10,228
Gain on Sale of Other Assets   -     (667 )   -     (4,466 )
Total Operating Expenses   73,493     56,802     154,311     115,694  
Operating Income   1,404  
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