International Shipholding Corporation Reports Second Quarter 2011 Results

International Shipholding Corporation (NYSE: ISH) today announced the financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2011.

Second Quarter 2011 Highlights
  • Generated net income of $2.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011
  • Secured permanent financing for the early buy-out option of two car carriers
  • Took delivery of two mini bulkers as part of our Oslo Bulk Joint Venture

Net Income

The Company reported net income of $2.8 million for the three months ended June 30, 2011. For the comparable three months ended June 30, 2010, the Company reported net income of $9.6 million.

Mr. Niels M. Johnsen, chairman and chief executive officer, stated: “During a time when our fleet of diversified vessels performed as expected, our newly acquired vessels commenced their commercial operations. We secured permanent financing to acquire the two car carriers we agreed to purchase in the first quarter by exercising our early buy-out options with the lessors. Additionally, we took delivery of two mini bulkers as part of our Oslo Bulk Joint Venture. The tenth and final vessel of this joint venture was delivered on July 20 th, 2011.

“Entering the second half of 2011, we continue to maintain a diversified portfolio of medium to long-term contracts which enables the Company to achieve predictable cash flows during a time when market conditions are volatile. Volatile markets produce opportunities, and we continue to seek opportunities to both grow the Company and to create additional shareholder value.

“In continuing our dividend policy, our Company’s Board declared a second quarter dividend payment of $0.375 per share.”

Operating Income

The Company’s Gross Voyage Profit, representing the operating results of its five segments, decreased from $18.6 million to $12 million. The lower results are directly attributable to reduced supplemental cargo volumes. While supplemental cargoes in the second quarter of 2010 were above historical levels, they have returned to normal levels in 2011, as expected. Excluding the impact of the supplemental cargoes, results of the Company’s U.S. Flag Time Charter segment for the second quarter of 2011 were comparable to the 2010 second quarter. The International Flag Time Charter segment results were slightly lower compared to the prior year period. The three Handysize vessels, which operated in the second quarter of 2011, generated satisfactory results; however, these results were offset by the loss of the Company’s International Flag container vessel, which was scrapped in the third quarter of 2010. The results in the second quarter of 2011 of the Contract of Affreightment segment were slightly lower than the 2010 second quarter due to a drop in tonnage moved. The Company’s Rail Ferry segment reported higher results for the quarter as compared to the second quarter of 2010, as northbound cargo volumes in 2011 continue to outpace the 2010 period. The Company’s Other segment, reflecting an increase in chartering brokerage income, had improved results in the 2011 second quarter as compared to the 2010 second quarter. Administrative and general expenses during the second quarter of 2011 were comparable to the 2010 second quarter expenditure levels.

Interest and Other Expense

Interest expense for the three months ended June 30, 2011, decreased from the comparable period in 2010. While the Company incurred additional debt on the purchase of the three Handysize Bulk Carriers, the lower swapped interest rate on other loans offset higher interest expense. The foreign exchange non cash loss of $1.9 million is the result of a weaker U. S. dollar versus the Japanese Yen and its impact on the Company’s Yen-denominated facility over the three month period ended June 30, 2011. The Yen was pegged at 80.57 as of the end of the second quarter.

Federal Income Tax Benefit

The Company’s second quarter income tax provision was $204,000 as compared to a benefit of $30,000 for the 2010 second quarter. As the Company has no deferred tax liability balance, any losses from its on-going operations require valuation allowances which effectively eliminate the tax benefits generated in the quarter.

Balance Sheet

The Company’s working capital at June 30, 2011, was approximately $32 million, a reduction of approximately $5 million from March 31, 2011. Cash, Cash equivalents and marketable securities were approximately $49 million at June 30, 2011. The primary reason for the drop in the Company’s liquidity was obtaining permanent financing on the Company’s Handymax vessel scheduled for delivery in the first quarter of 2012. This facility required additional equity during the vessel’s construction period. We have also arranged permanent financing for the acquisition of the two car carriers which the Company had previously exercised early buy-out options from the lessors. Both of the vessels will be acquired in July 2011 and we expect to fund equity positions of approximately $19 million.

Dividend Declaration

The Company’s Board of Directors authorized the payment of a $0.375 dividend for each share of common stock owned on the record date of August 16, 2011, payable on September 1, 2011. The Company intends to continue to declare quarterly dividends. All future dividend declarations and amounts remain subject to the discretion of International Shipholding Corporation’s Board of Directors.

About International Shipholding

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

Caution concerning forward-looking statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. federal securities laws. These forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and opinions concerning a variety of known and unknown risks. Please refer to ISH’s Annual Report on form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 as well as its future filings and reports filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission for a description of the business environment in which ISH operates and the important factors, risks and uncertainties that may affect its business and financial results. If any assumptions or opinions prove materially incorrect, any forward-looking statements made on that basis may also prove to be materially incorrect. ISH is not under any obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligations to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
     
INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS
(All Amounts in Thousands Except Share Data)
(Unaudited)
 
Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months ended June 30,
2011 2010 2011   2010
Revenues $ 69,961 $ 85,084 $ 134,295 $ 157,998
 
Operating Expenses:
Voyage Expenses 51,814 61,513 100,804 116,456
Vessel Depreciation 6,095 4,984 11,469 8,748
Administrative and General Expenses 5,455 5,415 11,284 11,434
Gain on Dry Bulk Transaction (130 ) - (18,844 ) -
Loss (Gain) on Sale of Other Assets   -     46     -     (75 )
 
Total Operating Expenses   63,234     71,958     104,713     136,563  
 
Operating Income   6,727     13,126     29,582     21,435  
 
Interest and Other:
Interest Expense 2,330 2,433 4,620 4,032
Derivative Loss (Income) 106 - (15 ) -
Gain on Sale of Investments (114 ) (16 ) (114 ) (16 )
Other Income from Vessel Financing (672 ) (590 ) (1,360 ) (1,194 )
Investment Income (185 ) (987 ) (385 ) (1,166 )
Foreign Exchange Loss   1,900     3,148     411     3,148  
  3,365     3,988     3,157     4,804  
 
Income Before Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes and
Equity in Net (Loss) Income of Unconsolidated Entities   3,362     9,138     26,425     16,631  
 
Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes:
Current 173 170 381 340
Deferred   -     (200 )   -     (965 )
  173     (30 )   381     (642 )
Equity in Net (Loss) Income of Unconsolidated
Entities (Net of Applicable Taxes)   (351 )   448     874     2,911  
 
Net Income $ 2,838   $ 9,616   $ 26,918   $ 20,184  
 
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share:
Basic Earnings Per Common Share: $ 0.39   $ 1.33   $ 3.72   $ 2.79  
 
Diluted Earnings Per Common Share: $ 0.39   $ 1.32   $ 3.70   $ 2.76  
 
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding:
Basic 7,228,252 7,242,126 7,230,530 7,245,642
Diluted 7,265,092 7,295,638 7,260,598 7,308,398
 
Dividends Per Share $ 0.375 $ 0.0375 $ 0.750 $ 0.875
 
INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(All Amounts in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
    June 30,     December 31,
ASSETS 2011 2010
 
Current Assets:
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 33,836 $ 24,158
Restricted Cash 6,549 -
Marketable Securities 8,494 11,527
Accounts Receivable, Net of Allowance for Doubtful Accounts
of $329 and $311 in 2011 and 2010: 21,715 16,474
Federal Income Taxes Receivable 168 242
Net Investment in Direct Financing Leases 5,935 5,596
Other Current Assets 583 2,513
Notes Receivable 4,248 4,248
Material and Supplies Inventory 4,338   3,774  
Total Current Assets 85,866   68,532  
 
Investment in Unconsolidated Entities 14,722   27,261  
 
Net Investment in Direct Financing Leases 47,052   50,102  
 
Vessels, Property, and Other Equipment, at Cost:
Vessels 498,059 365,797
Leasehold Improvements 26,128 26,128
Construction in Progress 11,901 78,355
Furniture and Equipment 9,370   7,863  
545,458 478,143
Less - Accumulated Depreciation (156,509 ) (143,667 )
388,949   334,476  
 
Other Assets:
Deferred Charges, Net of Accumulated Amortization 16,456 14,482
of $17,478 and $14,525 in 2011 and 2010, Respectively
Intangible Assets 4,507 -
Due from Related Parties 4,272 4,124
Notes Receivable 38,018 40,142
Other 4,914   5,004  
68,167   63,752  
 
TOTAL ASSETS $ 604,756   $ 544,123  
       
INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(All Amounts in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
 
June 30, December 31,
2011 2010
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities:
Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt $ 28,045 $ 21,324
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities 26,139   32,114  
Total Current Liabilities 54,184   53,438  
 
Long-Term Debt, Less Current Maturities 231,186 200,241
 
Other Long-Term Liabilities:
Lease Incentive Obligation 6,921 7,022
Other 56,631   49,672  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES 348,922   310,373  
 
Stockholders' Equity:
Common Stock 8,573 8,564
Additional Paid-In Capital 85,068 84,846
Retained Earnings 204,834 183,541
Treasury Stock (25,403 ) (25,403 )
Accumulated Other Comprehensive (Loss) (17,238 ) (17,798 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY 255,834   233,750  
 

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS’ EQUITY
$ 604,756   $ 544,123  
   
INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(All Amounts in Thousands)
Six Months Ended June 30,
2011     2010
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net Income $ 26,918 $ 20,184
Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by
Operating Activities:
Depreciation 11,961 9,040
Amortization of Deferred Charges and Other Assets 4,029 5,087
Deferred Benefit for Income Taxes - (965 )
Gain on Acquisition (18,844 ) -
Non-Cash Stock Based Compensation 1,006 1,399
Equity in Net Income of Unconsolidated Entities (874 ) (2,911 )
Distributions from Unconsolidated Entities 750 1,500
Gain on Sale of Assets - (75 )
Gain on Sale of Investments (114 ) (16 )
Loss on Foreign Currency Exchange 411 3,148
Changes in:
Deferred Drydocking Charges (4,359 ) (244 )
Accounts Receivable (4,817 ) (11,790 )
Inventories and Other Current Assets 1,816 505
Other Assets 89 (2 )
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities (121 ) (1,002 )
Other Long-Term Liabilities   1,249     452  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   19,100     24,310  
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Principal payments received under Direct Financing Leases 2,711 2,935
Capital Improvements to Vessels, Leasehold Improvements, and Other Assets (17,216 ) (72,642 )
Proceeds from Sale of Assets - 3,853
Purchase of Marketable Securities (85 ) (8,708 )
Proceeds from Sale of Marketable Securities 2,755 598
Investment in Unconsolidated Entities (1,796 ) (2,584 )
Acquisition of Unconsolidated Entity 7,092 -
Net Increase in Restricted Cash Account (6,549 ) -
Proceeds from Note Receivables   2,069     2,012  
Net Cash Used In Investing Activities   (11,019 )   (74,536 )
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Common Stock Repurchase - (5,231 )
Proceeds from Issuance of Debt 58,079 122,306
Repayment of Debt (49,378 ) (93,409 )
Additions to Deferred Financing Charges (1,479 ) (518 )
Common Stock Dividends Paid   (5,625 )   (6,575 )
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   1,597     16,573  
 
Net Increase in Cash and Cash Equivalents 9,678 (33,653 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period   24,158     47,468  
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 33,836   $ 13,815  

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