Overseas Shipholding Group Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

Business Wire 9-Nov-2018 7:30 AM

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) (the "Company" or "OSG") a provider of energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets, today reported results for the third quarter 2018.

Mr. Sam Norton, President and CEO, stated, "The third quarter saw OSG make meaningful progress in executing on its business plan, notwithstanding our short-term financial results. Highlights for the quarter are that we secured multiple new term-charter fixtures, extended our contract of affreightment with the Government of Israel through the end of 2020, and announced contracts for the construction of two new tankers and one new barge. We are well along the path to refinance and fully pay off our term debt which matures in August 2019 using a combination of cash and new debt. We have in hand commitments exceeding $325.0 million from a syndicate of lenders for a new term loan, as well as a second loan with another lender of $27.5 million, both of which we anticipate closing in the coming weeks. We expect these financings to add longer-term stability to our balance sheet, clearing the path for the pursuit of expansion opportunities. We are confident that the trajectory and mix of our revenue streams position the Company well to benefit from the continuing arc of improving fundamentals."

Highlights

  • Net income for the third quarter was $11.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $6.3 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share, for the third quarter 2017.
  • Shipping revenues for the third quarter 2018 were $80.5 million, down 13.7% compared with the same period in 2017. Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues(A), a non-GAAP measure, for the third quarter 2018 were $72.1 million, down 15.1% compared with the third quarter 2017.
  • Operating loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $(4.1) million, compared to operating income of $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2017.
  • Third quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA(B), a non-GAAP measure, was $9.2 million, down 59.1% from $22.6 million in the third quarter 2017.
  • Total cash(C), a non-GAAP measure, was $124.2 million as of September 30, 2018.

Third Quarter 2018 Results

Shipping revenues were $80.5 million for the quarter, down 13.7% compared with the third quarter of 2017. TCE revenues for the third quarter of 2018 were $72.1 million, a decrease of $12.8 million, or 15.1%, compared with the third quarter of 2017. Several factors contributed to the decrease in revenues including: (a) 52 day increase in scheduled drydocking, which is an out of service period used to perform required major maintenance to continue trading and maximize a vessel's useful life, (b) 89 unplanned repair days, including one vessel that was hit by a third-party ship, (c) one less Government of Israel voyage during the third quarter of 2018 compared to the same period in 2017, (d) one less vessel in operation in the third quarter 2018 compared to third quarter 2017, and (e) seasonal slow-down manifested by fewer spot market opportunities. The new term charters we secured during the third quarter will increase our forward revenue day coverage for 2019 to approximately 65%. In the future, we expect revenues from long-term time charters to increase and revenues from spot market charters to decrease, which should result in decreased exposure to fluctuations in spot market rates.

Operating loss for the third quarter of 2018 was $(4.1) million, compared to operating income of $0.6 million in the third quarter of 2017.

Net income for the third quarter was $11.9 million, or $0.13 per diluted share, compared with a net loss of $6.3 million, or $(0.07) per diluted share, for the third quarter 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA was $9.2 million for the third quarter, a decrease of $13.4 million compared with the third quarter of 2017, driven primarily by the decline in TCE revenues.

 

A, B, C Reconciliations of these non-GAAP financial measures are included in the financial tables attached to this press release starting on Page 8.

 

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its third quarter 2018 results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on Friday, November 9, 2018.

To access the call, participants should dial (844) 850-0546 for domestic callers and (412) 317-5203 for international callers. Please dial in ten minutes prior to the start of the call.

A live webcast of the conference call will be available from the Investor Relations section of the Company's website at http://www.osg.com.

An audio replay of the conference call will be available starting at 11:00 a.m. ET on Friday, November 9, 2018 by dialing (877) 344-7529 for domestic callers and (412) 317-0088 for international callers, and entering Access Code 10126013.

About Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE:OSG) is a publicly traded tanker company providing energy transportation services for crude oil and petroleum products in the U.S. Flag markets. OSG is a major operator of tankers and ATBs in the Jones Act industry. OSG's 23-vessel U.S. Flag fleet consists of seven ATBs, two lightering ATBs, three shuttle tankers, nine MR tankers, and two non-Jones Act MR tankers that participate in the U.S. MSP. OSG is committed to setting high standards of excellence for its quality, safety and environmental programs. OSG is recognized as one of the world's most customer-focused marine transportation companies and is headquartered in Tampa, FL. More information is available at www.osg.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements. In addition, the Company may make or approve certain statements in future filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), in press releases, or in oral or written presentations by representatives of the Company. All statements other than statements of historical facts should be considered forward-looking statements. These matters or statements may relate to the Company's prospects, its ability to retain and effectively integrate new members of management and the effect of the Company's spin-off of International Seaways, Inc. Forward-looking statements are based the Company's current plans, estimates and projections, and are subject to change based on a number of factors. Investors should carefully consider the risk factors outlined in more detail in the Annual Report on Form 10-K for OSG and in similar sections of other filings made by the Company with the SEC from time to time. The Company assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements and written and oral forward-looking statements attributable to the Company or its representatives after the date of this release are qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements contained in this paragraph and in other reports previously or hereafter filed by the Company with the SEC.

       

Consolidated Statements of Operations

($ in thousands, except per share amounts)

 
Three Months EndedSeptember 30, Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,
2018     2017 2018     2017
Shipping Revenues:
 
Time and bareboat charter revenues $   51,033 $ 56,911 $ 159,113 $ 208,794
Voyage charter revenues 29,503   36,359   117,820   88,817  
80,536   93,270   276,933   297,611  
 
Operating Expenses:
Voyage expenses 8,481 8,388 30,135 19,329
Vessel expenses 33,865 33,194 101,025 101,438
Charter hire expenses 23,079 23,053 68,394 68,486
Depreciation and amortization 12,828 14,390 37,627 46,100
General and administrative 6,410 6,333 19,778 20,616
Loss on disposal of vessels and other property, including impairments   7,353     7,353  
Total operating expenses 84,663   92,711   256,959   263,322  
Operating (loss)/income (4,127 ) 559 19,974 34,289
Other income/(expense) 518   (548 ) 271   (1,428 )
(Loss)/income before interest expense, reorganization items and income taxes (3,609 ) 11 20,245 32,861
Interest expense (7,828 ) (9,474 ) (23,401 ) (28,277 )
(Loss)/income before reorganization items and income taxes (11,437 ) (9,463 ) (3,156 ) 4,584
Reorganization items, net   46     (198 )
(Loss)/income before income taxes (11,437 ) (9,417 ) (3,156 ) 4,386
Income tax benefit/(provision) 23,385   3,110   21,821   (2,052 )
Net income/(loss) $   11,948   $ (6,307 ) $ 18,665   $ 2,334  
 
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:
Basic - Class A 88,535,376 87,822,274 88,337,614 87,832,949
Diluted - Class A 89,229,282 87,822,274 89,017,866 88,031,375
 
Per Share Amounts:
Basic and diluted net income - Class A $ 0.13 $ (0.07 ) $ 0.21 $ 0.03
 

The Company adopted ASU No. 2017-07, Improving the Presentation of Net Periodic Pension Cost and Net Periodic Postretirement Benefit Cost (ASC 715), which requires that an employer classify and report the service cost component in the same line item or items in the statement of operations as other compensation costs arising from services rendered by the pertinent employees during the period and disclose by line item in the statement of operations the amount of net benefit cost that is included in the statement of operations. The other components of net benefit cost would be presented in the statement of operations separately from the service cost component and outside the subtotal of income from operations. The Company adopted this accounting standard on January 1, 2018 and has applied the guidance retrospectively.

       

Consolidated Balance Sheets

($ in thousands)

 
September 30, 2018 December 31, 2017
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 123,977 $ 165,994
Restricted cash 59 58
Voyage receivables, including unbilled of $5,711 and $9,919 14,364 24,209
Income tax receivable 879 1,122
Other receivables 1,123 2,556
Inventories, prepaid expenses and other current assets 15,493   13,356  
Total Current Assets 155,895 207,295
Vessels and other property, less accumulated depreciation 607,001 632,509
Deferred drydock expenditures, net 26,537   23,914  
Total Vessels, Other Property and Deferred Drydock 633,538   656,423  
Restricted cash - non current 165 217
Investments in and advances to affiliated companies 38 3,785
Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization 37,567 41,017
Other assets 33,690   23,150  
Total Assets $ 860,893   $ 931,887  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities $ 38,510 $ 34,371
Current installments of long-term debt 376,897   28,160  
Total Current Liabilities 415,407 62,531
Reserve for uncertain tax positions 218 3,205
Long-term debt 686 420,776
Deferred income taxes, net 64,340 83,671
Other liabilities 46,857   48,466  
Total Liabilities 527,508 618,649
 
Equity:
Common stock - Class A ($0.01 par value; 166,666,666 shares authorized; 84,587,414 and 78,277,669 shares issued and outstanding) 846 783
Paid-in additional capital 586,877 584,675
Accumulated deficit (248,321 ) (265,758 )
339,402 319,700
Accumulated other comprehensive loss (6,017 ) (6,462 )
Total Equity 333,385   313,238  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 860,893   $ 931,887  
 
   

Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

($ in thousands)

 
Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,
2018     2017
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income $ 18,665   $ 2,334  
Items included in net income not affecting cash flows:
Depreciation and amortization 37,627 46,100
Loss on disposal of vessels and other property, including impairments 7,353
Amortization of debt discount and other deferred financing costs 3,117 3,971
Compensation relating to restricted stock awards and stock option grants 2,312 2,526
Deferred income tax (benefit)/provision (22,328 ) 1,423
Other – net 1,575 2,336
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net 981 1,999
Distributed earnings of affiliated companies 3,747 3,656
Payments for drydocking (9,629 ) (4,833 )
SEC, Bankruptcy and IRS claim payments (5,000 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities 7,630   (25,025 )
Net cash provided by operating activities 43,697   36,840  
Cash Flows from Investing Activities:
Expenditures for vessels and vessel improvements (10,116 )
Expenditures for other property (124 ) (11 )
Net cash used in investing activities (10,240 ) (11 )
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Payments on debt (28,166 )
Extinguishment of debt (47,000 ) (39,115 )
Tax withholding on share-based awards (359 ) (1,062 )
Net cash used in financing activities (75,525 ) (40,177 )
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (42,068 ) (3,348 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period 166,269   206,933  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 124,201   $ 203,585  
 

The Company adopted ASU No. 2016-18, Statement of Cash Flows (ASC 230), Restricted Cash, which requires that amounts generally described as restricted cash and restricted cash equivalents be included with cash and cash equivalents when reconciling the beginning-of-period and end-of-period total amounts shown on the statement of cash flows. The standard is effective for annual periods beginning after December 31, 2017 and interim periods within that reporting period. The Company adopted this accounting standard on January 1, 2018. The prior period has been adjusted to conform to current period presentation, which resulted in a decrease of $11,988 in net cash provided by investing activities for the nine months ended September 30, 2017, related to changes in restricted cash amounts.

Fleet Information

As of September 30, 2018, OSG's operating fleet consisted of 23 vessels, 13 of which were owned, with the remaining vessels chartered-in. Vessels chartered-in are on Bareboat Charters.

           
Vessels Owned Vessels Chartered-in Total at September 30, 2018
Vessel Type Number     Weighted by

Ownership

Number     Weighted by

Ownership

Total Vessels     Vessels

Weighted by

Ownership

    Total dwt (1)
Handysize Product Carriers 4 4.0 10 10.0 14 14.0 664,490
Rebuilt ATBs 7 7.0 7 7.0 195,131
Lightering ATBs 2   2.0       2   2.0   91,112
Total Operating Fleet 13   13.0   10   10.0   23   23.0   950,733
 
      (1) Total dwt is defined as total deadweight tons for all vessels of that type.
 

Spot and Fixed TCE Rates Achieved and Revenue Days

The following tables provide a breakdown of TCE rates achieved for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2018 and 2017, between spot and fixed earnings and the related revenue days. Revenue days in the quarter ended September 30, 2018 totaled 1,874 compared with 2,097 in the same quarter in the prior year. A summary fleet list by vessel class can be found later in this press release.

       
2018 2017
Three Months Ended September 30,

SpotEarnings

   

FixedEarnings

SpotEarnings

   

FixedEarnings

Jones Act Handysize Product Carriers:
Average rate $ 17,133 $ 56,999 $ 24,466 $ 64,553
Revenue days 276 797 367 732
Non-Jones Act Handysize Product Carriers:
Average rate $ 16,541 $ $ 35,054 $
Revenue days 184 179
ATBs:
Average rate $ 15,233 $ 22,171 $ 8,360 $ 25,331
Revenue days 235 224 280 355
Lightering:
Average rate $ 65,023 $ $ 59,857 $
Revenue days 158 184
 
 
2018 2017
Nine Months Ended September 30,

SpotEarnings

FixedEarnings

SpotEarnings

FixedEarnings

Jones Act Handysize Product Carriers:
Average rate $ 30,931 $ 60,759 $ 25,224 $ 63,737
Revenue days 894 2,315 612 2,621
Non-Jones Act Handysize Product Carriers:
Average rate $ 28,506 $ $ 32,543 $ 14,031
Revenue days 526 382 159
ATBs:
Average rate $ 16,620 $ 22,438 $ 10,378 $ 27,159
Revenue days 764 740 662 1,367
Lightering:
Average rate $ 66,648 $ $ 67,998 $
Revenue days 513 546
 

Reconciliation to Non-GAAP Financial Information

The Company believes that, in addition to conventional measures prepared in accordance with GAAP, the following non-GAAP measures may provide certain investors with additional information to evaluate the Company's performance. Accordingly, these non-GAAP measures are intended to provide supplemental information, and should not be considered in isolation or as a substitute for measures of performance prepared with GAAP.

(A) Time Charter Equivalent (TCE) Revenues

Consistent with general practice in the shipping industry, the Company uses TCE revenues, which represents shipping revenues less voyage expenses, as a measure to compare revenue generated from a voyage charter to revenue generated from a time charter. Time charter equivalent revenues, a non-GAAP measure, provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with shipping revenues, the most directly comparable GAAP measure, because it assists Company management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of its vessels and in evaluating their financial performance. Reconciliation of TCE revenues of the segments to shipping revenues as reported in the consolidated statements of operations follow:

       
Three Months EndedSeptember 30, Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,
($ in thousands) 2018     2017 2018     2017
Time charter equivalent revenues $ 72,055 $ 84,882 $ 246,798 $ 278,282
Add: voyage expenses 8,481   8,388   30,135   19,329
Shipping revenues $ 80,536   $ 93,270   $ 276,933   $ 297,611
 

Vessel Operating Contribution

Vessel operating contribution, a non-GAAP measure, is TCE revenues minus vessel expenses and charter hire expenses.

Our "niche market activities", which includes Delaware Bay lightering, MSP vessels and shuttle tankers, continue to provide a stable operating platform underlying our total US Flag operations. These vessels' operations are insulated from the forces affecting the broader Jones Act market.

The following table sets forth the contribution of our vessels:

       
Three Months EndedSeptember 30, Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,
($ in thousands) 2018     2017 2018     2017
Niche Market Activities $ 19,224 $ 26,708 $ 71,475 $ 79,452
Jones Act Handysize Tankers (6,537 ) (2,982 ) (4,072 ) 7,100
ATBs 2,424   4,909   9,976   21,806
Vessel Operating Contribution 15,111   28,635   77,379   108,358
Depreciation and amortization 12,828 14,390 37,627 46,100
General and administrative 6,410 6,333 19,778 20,616
Loss on disposal of vessels and other property, including impairments   7,353     7,353
Operating (loss)/income $ (4,127 ) $ 559   $ 19,974   $ 34,289
 

(B) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net income before interest expense, income taxes and depreciation and amortization expense. Adjusted EBITDA consists of EBITDA adjusted for the impact of certain items that we do not consider indicative of our ongoing operating performance. EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not represent, and should not be a substitute for, net income or cash flows from operations as determined in accordance with GAAP. Some of the limitations are: (i) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect our cash expenditures, or future requirements for capital expenditures or contractual commitments; (ii) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect changes in, or cash requirements for, our working capital needs; and (iii) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA do not reflect the significant interest expense, or the cash requirements necessary to service interest or principal payments, on our debt. While EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are frequently used as a measure of operating results and performance, neither of them is necessarily comparable to other similarly titled captions of other companies due to differences in methods of calculation. The following table reconciles net income as reflected in the consolidated statements of operations, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

       

Three Months EndedSeptember 30,

Nine Months EndedSeptember 30,

($ in thousands) 2018     2017 2018     2017
Net income/(loss) $ 11,948 $ (6,307 ) $ 18,665 $ 2,334
Income tax (benefit)/provision (23,385 ) (3,110 ) (21,821 ) 2,052
Interest expense 7,828 9,474 23,401 28,277
Depreciation and amortization 12,828   14,390   37,627   46,100
EBITDA 9,219 14,447 57,872 78,763
Severance costs 16
Loss on disposal of vessels, including impairments 7,353 7,353
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net 810 981 1,999
Reorganization items, net   (46 )   198
Adjusted EBITDA $ 9,219   $ 22,564   $ 58,853   $ 88,329
 

(C) Total Cash

       
($ in thousands)

September 30,2018

December 31,2017

Cash and cash equivalents $ 123,977 $ 165,994
Restricted cash - current 59 58
Restricted cash – non-current 165   217
Total Cash $ 124,201   $ 166,269
 

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