International Shipholding Corporation Reports Third Quarter 2013 Results

International Shipholding Corporation (NYSE:ISH) today announced financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2013.

Third Quarter 2013 Highlights
  • Reported adjusted net income of $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013 excluding non-recurring charges of $3.6 million
  • Completed a refinancing of its U.S. Flag fleet debt facilities, with a $45 million term loan and increasing its line of credit from $30 million up to $50 million. The new Facility also adds an accordion feature for up to an additional $50 million Facility
  • Declared a third quarter dividend of $0.25 per share of common stock payable on December 3, 2013 to shareholders of record as of November 15, 2013
  • Paid a $2.375 per share and $2.25 per share dividend on its Series A and Series B Preferred Stock, respectively, on October 30, 2013

Net Income

The Company reported a net loss of $2.2 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013, which included a $2.0 million reduction from the impact of sequestration on the U.S. Maritime Security Program and $1.6 million charge from the refinancing of various U.S. Flag vessel collateralized loans into one senior $95 million debt facility. The charge of $1.6 million is related to transaction fees and the unwinding of an interest rate swap. Excluding these two items, the Company’s adjusted net income was $1.4 million for the three months ended September 30, 2013. For the comparable three months ended September 30, 2012, the Company reported net income of $1.8 million.

Mr. Niels M. Johnsen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, stated: “During the third quarter, we continued to execute our strategy of operating a diversified fleet on medium to long-term contracts in niche markets while taking steps to strengthen our balance sheet. Our recent refinancing has bolstered our financial flexibility and enhanced our ability to capitalize on further growth opportunities. Additionally, we recently continued our commitment to maintaining our Company’s leadership position in the Jones Act dry bulk market by exercising the buy-out option on a Jones Act integrated tug/barge unit which we had previously operated under a sale and leaseback arrangement.

“Given our stable cash flows and strong contract coverage, our Board of Directors has declared a common stock dividend of $0.25 per share for the third quarter. We remain committed to returning value to our shareholders, and we continue to explore accretive acquisition opportunities as they arise in the current environment.”

Gross Voyage Profit

The Company’s third quarter 2013 gross voyage profit, representing the results of its six reporting segments was $12.7 million, compared to $15.9 million in the comparable 2012 three month period. The comparable results by operating segment are shown below.
(All Amounts in Millions)         Pure Car   Dry Bulk     Specialty    
  Jones Act   Truck Carriers   Carriers   Rail-Ferry   Contracts   Other   Total  
 
Third Quarter, 2013  
Gross Voyage Profit $6.6 $3.1 $0.4 $1.9 $0.5 $0.2 $12.7
 
Depreciation   ($1.4)   ($2.2)   ($1.6)   ($0.4)   ($0.5)   $0.0   ($6.1)  
Gross Profit   $5.2   $0.9   ($1.2)   $1.5   $0.0   $0.2   $6.6  
(After Depreciation)
 
Third, Quarter, 2012  
Gross Voyage Profit $1.6 $7.8 $2.1 $0.5 $3.4 $0.5 $15.9
 
Depreciation   ($0.6)   ($2.6)   ($1.7)   ($0.7)   ($0.5)   $0.0   ($6.1)  
Gross Profit   $1.0   $5.2   $0.4   ($0.2)   $2.9   $0.5   $9.8  
(After Depreciation)
 
Variance  
Gross Voyage Profit $5.0 ($4.7) ($1.7) $1.4 ($2.9) ($0.3) ($3.2)
Depreciation ($0.8) $0.4 $0.1 $0.3 $0.0 $0.0 $0.0
Gross Profit $4.2 ($4.3) ($1.6) $1.7 ($2.9) ($0.3) ($3.2)
 

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

The higher year-over-year gross voyage profit for the Jones Act segment is a result of our acquisition of United Ocean Services (“UOS”) in November 2012. However, UOS results were negatively impacted by 139 scheduled non-operating days while undergoing drydock requirements. The negative impact on this segment from the non-operating days in the quarter is approximately $1.5 million. Following the third quarter, remaining scheduled drydocking for 2013 involves only one ship for approximately 45 non-operating days. Gross voyage profit on the Pure Car Truck Carrier (“PCTC”) segment, which was impacted by sequestration to the Maritime Security Program (“MSP”), decreased approximately $2 million compared to the third quarter of 2012. In mid October 2013, the President signed into law a Continuing Resolution that will fully fund the MSP through January 15, 2014. While Dry Bulk rates have shown some recent improvement across all of the Bulk sectors, the 2013 third quarter Dry Bulk Carrier segment results reflect lower rates in 2013 when compared to the same period in 2012. The Rail Ferry segment reported higher northbound volumes than in the comparable period of 2012, which produced an improved gross voyage profit result. The Specialty Contracts segment reported a decrease in gross voyage profit as our ice-strengthened vessel achieved relatively lower rates. The Company’s other segment, consisting primarily of chartering brokerage and agency services, reported slightly lower brokerage revenues than in the comparable period of 2012.

Administrative and General

Administrative and general expenses in the third quarter of 2013 were $5.0 million as compared to $5.6 million in the same period of 2012. There were no accrued bonus payments in the 2013 quarter, while the comparable period of 2012 included such accrued bonus payments.

Interest and Other

Interest expense for the three months ended September 30, 2013 was approximately $965,000 higher than in the comparable three months in 2012, primarily due to non-recurring fees related to the U.S. Flag refinancing. The derivative loss of $768,000 recorded in the three months ended September 30, 2013 reflects the unwinding of an interest rate swap on one of the Company’s U.S. Flag PCTCs. During the three months ended September 30, 2013, the Japanese Yen strengthened from 99.15 to 98.24 versus the U.S. Dollar, producing an exchange loss of $457,000.

Balance Sheet

The Company’s working capital at September 30, 2013 was $15.9 million, an increase of $400,000 from June 30, 2013. Cash and cash equivalents balance was approximately $29.2 million, while capital expenditures during the nine month period were $42.4 million, which includes scheduled drydock costs of $14.5 million. The Company’s total debt obligations at September 30, 2013 were approximately $205 million.

Dividend Declarations

The Company’s Board of Directors approved per-share dividend payments on October 30, 2013 of $2.375 and $2.25 on its Series A and Series B Preferred Stock, respectively, representing regular quarterly payments. Additionally, the Board of Directors declared a $0.25 dividend payable on December 3, 2013 for each share of common stock owned on the record date of November 15, 2013. All future dividend declarations remain subject to the discretion of International Shipholding Corporation’s Board of Directors.

Outlook

The Company’s projected 2013 net income, before preferred stock dividends, is expected to be between $14 and $16 million, which anticipates the reversal of the Company’s tax valuation allowance of approximately $10.5 million. EBITDA is expected to be in the range of $60 to $63 million.

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, October 31, 2013, at 10:00 AM ET. To participate in the conference call, please dial (888) 428-9490 (domestic) or (719) 325-2458 (international). Participants can reference the International Shipholding Corporation Third Quarter 2013 Earnings Call or passcode 3238687. 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, www.intship.com. 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 November 7, 2013 at (877) 870-5176 (domestic) or (858) 384-5517 (international). The passcode for the replay is 3238687.

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. www.intship.com

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, 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; 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 Specialty
  Jones Act   Truck Carriers   Dry Bulk   Rail-Ferry   Contracts   Other   Total  
 
Third Quarter, 2013  
Gross Profit $5.2 $0.9 ($1.2) $1.5 $0.0 $0.2 $6.6
 
Allocated Overhead ($2.6) ($1.2) ($0.2) ($0.7) ($0.2) ($0.1) ($5.0)
*Add Back: Unconsolidated Entities   $0.0   $0.0   $0.3   $0.1   $0.0   $0.0   $0.4  
Operating Income   $2.6   ($0.3)   ($1.0)   $0.8   ($0.2)   $0.1   $2.0  
 
 
Third Quarter, 2012  
Gross profit $1.0 $5.2 $0.4 ($0.2) $2.9 $0.5 $9.8
 
Allocated Overhead ($0.6) ($2.8) ($0.7) ($0.2) ($1.2) ($0.2) ($5.7)
*Add Back: Unconsolidated Entities   $0.0   $0.0   $0.0   ($0.3)   $0.2   $0.0   ($0.1)  
Operating Income   $0.4   $2.4   ($0.3)   ($0.7)   $1.9   $0.3   $4.0  
 
* To remove the effect of including the results of the unconsolidated entities in Gross Voyage Profit
 
 
 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF INCOME

(All Amounts in Thousands Except Share Data)

(Unaudited)
           
Three Months Ended September 30, Nine Months Ended September 30,
2013 2012 2013 2012
Revenues $ 77,938 $ 61,162 $ 233,959 $ 186,686
 
Operating Expenses:
Voyage Expenses 64,832 45,394 195,931 143,246
Vessel Depreciation 6,130 6,100 17,705 18,180
Other Depreciation 17 9 51 9
Administrative and General Expenses 4,994 5,643 16,597 15,871
Gain on Dry Bulk Transaction - - - -
Loss/(Gain) on Sale of Other Assets   6     3     6     (4,463 )
 
Total Operating Expenses   75,979     57,149     230,290     172,843  
 
Operating Income   1,959     4,013     3,669     13,843  
 
Interest and Other:
Interest Expense 3,109 2,144 7,387 7,152
Derivative Loss 768 129 486 97
Gain on Sale of Investment - - - (66 )
Other Income from Vessel Financing (522 ) (588 ) (1,616 ) (1,815 )
Investment Income (9 ) (117 ) (91 ) (391 )
Foreign Exchange Loss/(Gain)   457     1,143     (4,560 )   (771 )
  3,803     2,711     1,606     4,206  
 
(Loss) Income Before Provision (Benefit) for Income Taxes
and Equity in (Loss) Income of Unconsolidated Entities   (1,844 )   1,302     2,063     9,637  
 
Provision/(Benefit) for Income Taxes:
Current 18 4 68 280
Deferred   -     (400 )   -     (400 )
  18     (396 )   68     (120 )
 
Equity in Net (Loss) Income of Unconsolidated
Entities (Net of Applicable Taxes)   (360 )   84     (705 )   665  
 
Net (Loss) Income $ (2,222 ) $ 1,782   $ 1,290   $ 10,422  
 
Preferred Stock Dividends   1,076     -     1,920     -  
 
Net (Loss) Income Available to Common Stockholders $ (3,298 ) $ 1,782   $ (630 ) $ 10,422  
 
Basic and Diluted Earnings Per Common Share:
Basic Earnings Per Common Share: $ (0.46 ) $ 0.25   $ (0.09 ) $ 1.45  
Diluted Earnings Per Common Share: $ (0.46 ) $ 0.25   $ (0.09 ) $ 1.45  
 
Weighted Average Shares of Common Stock Outstanding:
Basic 7,248,350 7,203,860 7,233,807 7,192,818
Diluted 7,248,350 7,220,901 7,233,807 7,208,886
 
Common Stock Dividends Per Share $ 0.250 $ 0.250 $ 0.750 $ 0.750
 
 
INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED BALANCE SHEETS
(All Amounts in Thousands Except Shares)
(Unaudited)
         
September 30, December 31,
ASSETS 2013 2012
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents $ 29,224 $ 19,868
Restricted Cash 15,825 8,000
Accounts Receivable, Net of Allowance for Doubtful Accounts 29,040 32,891
Net Investment in Direct Financing Leases - 3,540
Other Current Assets 9,021 8,392
Notes Receivable 4,248 4,383
Material and Supplies Inventory   11,289     11,847  
Total Current Assets   98,647     88,921  
 
Investment in Unconsolidated Entities   12,698     12,676  
 
Net Investment in Direct Financing Leases   -     13,461  
 
Vessels, Property, and Other Equipment, at Cost:
Vessels 578,516 525,172
Building 1,211 1,211
Land 623 623
Leasehold Improvements 26,348 26,348
Construction in Progress 2,836 10
Furniture and Equipment   11,535     11,614  
621,069 564,978
Less - Accumulated Depreciation   (167,809 )   (151,318 )
  453,260     413,660  
 
Other Assets:
Deferred Charges, Net of Accumulated Amortization 31,328 19,892
of $17,262 and $15,821 in 2013 and 2012, Respectively
Intangible Assets, Net of Accumulated Amortization 29,785 45,784
Due from Related Parties 1,688 1,709
Notes Receivable 28,460 33,381
Goodwill 2,771 2,700
Other   7,721     5,509  
  101,753     108,975  
 
TOTAL ASSETS $ 666,358   $ 637,693  
 
 

INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION

CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOW

(All Amounts in Thousands)

(Unaudited)
 
      September 30,     December 31,
2013 2012
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY
 
Current Liabilities:
Current Maturities of Long-Term Debt $ 19,164 $ 26,040
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities   63,539     50,896  
Total Current Liabilities   82,703     76,936  
 
Long-Term Debt, Less Current Maturities   186,118     211,590  
 
Other Long-Term Liabilities:
Lease Incentive Obligation 5,585 6,150
Other   77,750     80,718  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES   352,156     375,394  
 
Stockholders' Equity:
Preferred Stock, $1.00 Par Value, 9.50% Series A Cumulative Perpetual
Preferred Stock, 650,000 Shares Authorized, 250,000 Shares Issued
and Outstanding at September 30, 2013 250 -
Preferred Stock, $1.00 Par Value, 9.00% Series B Cumulative Perpetual
Preferred Stock, 350,000 Shares Authorized, 316,250 Shares Issued
and Outstanding at September 30, 2013 316 -
Common Stock, $1.00 Par Value, 20,000,000 Shares Authorized, 8,669 8,632
7,248,350 and 7,203,935 Shares Outstanding at
September 30, 2013 and December 31, 2012, Respectively
Additional Paid-In Capital 139,744 86,362
Retained Earnings 212,418 217,654
Treasury Stock, 1,388,066 Shares at September 30, 2013
and December 31, 2012, Respectively (25,403 ) (25,403 )
Accumulated Other Comprehensive Loss   (21,792 )   (24,946 )
TOTAL STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY   314,202     262,299  
 
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY $ 666,358   $ 637,693  
 
 
INTERNATIONAL SHIPHOLDING CORPORATION
CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED STATEMENTS OF CASH FLOWS
(All Amounts in Thousands)
(Unaudited)
         
Nine Months Ended September 30,
2013 2012
 
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net Income $ 1,290 $ 10,422

Adjustments to Reconcile Net Income to Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities:
Depreciation 18,068 18,394
Amortization of Deferred Charges 7,525 6,380
Amortization of Intangible Assets 4,669 1,932
Deferred Tax Liability - (400 )
Non-Cash Share Based Compensation 1,023 881
Equity in Net (Loss) Income of Unconsolidated Entities 705 (665 )
Loss (Gain) on Sale of Assets 6 (4,463 )
Gain on Sale of Investments - (66 )
Gain on Foreign Currency Exchange (4,560 ) (771 )
Changes in:
Deferred Drydocking Charges (14,445 ) (8,021 )
Accounts Receivable 3,415 1,057
Inventories and Other Current Assets 257 (3,168 )
Other Assets 760 61
Accounts Payable and Accrued Liabilities 2,375 (5,076 )
Other Long-Term Liabilities   4,561     (3,148 )
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   25,649     13,349  
 
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Principal payments received under Direct Financing Leases 558 3,064
Acquisition of Frascati Shops Inc and Tower, LLC - (620 )
Capital Improvements to Vessels and Other Assets (27,963 ) (45,992 )
Proceeds from Sale of Assets - 130,315
Proceeds of Marketable Securities - 207
Investment in Unconsolidated Entities (500 ) (1,000 )
Net Decrease (Increase) in Restricted Cash Account (7,825 ) 6,907
Acquisition of United Ocean Services, LLC (2,475 ) -
Proceeds from Note Receivables   4,895     3,610  
Net Cash (Used In) Provided by Investing Activities   (33,310 )   96,491  
 
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Issuance of Preferred Stock 53,336 -
Proceeds from Issuance of Debt 67,000 51,175
Repayment of Debt (94,788 ) (162,375 )
Additions to Deferred Financing Charges (2,005 ) (751 )
Dividends Paid   (6,526 )   (6,612 )
Net Cash Provided by (Used In) Financing Activities   17,017     (118,563 )
 
Net Increase (Decrease) in Cash and Cash Equivalents 9,356 (8,723 )
Cash and Cash Equivalents at Beginning of Period   19,868     21,437  
 
Cash and Cash Equivalents at End of Period $ 29,224   $ 12,714  

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