Press Release

Overseas Shipholding Group Reports First Quarter 2018 Results

Company Release - 5/9/2018 7:30 AM ET

TAMPA, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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 first quarter 2018.

Highlights

  • Net income for the first quarter was $3.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with net income of $5.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the first quarter 2017.
  • Shipping revenues for the first quarter 2018 were $101.0 million, down 6.6% compared with the same period in 2017. Time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues(A), a non-GAAP measure, for the first quarter 2018 were $88.8 million, down 13.2% compared with the first quarter 2017. Sequentially, shipping revenues and TCE revenues increased 8.9% and 7.3%, respectively, over the fourth quarter of 2017.
  • First quarter 2018 Adjusted EBITDA(B), a non-GAAP measure, was $26.3 million, down 27.3% from $36.2 million in the first quarter 2017. Adjusted EBITDA increased 15.6% from the 2017 fourth quarter.
  • Total cash(C) was $111.7 million as of March 31, 2018.
  • Prepayments of $75.2 million were made during the first quarter 2018 for the Company’s OBS Term Loan.

Mr. Sam Norton, CEO, stated, “We saw marked improvement in our financial performance during the just completed quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Rising spot market rates, higher utilization rates, a renewal of time charter activity, and a rebound in our niche market businesses to historical norms all contributed to the improved results. We now have greater confidence that we have seen the bottom of the market for spot and time charter rates and that a sustained recovery in our conventional Jones Act trades is now well underway.”

First Quarter 2018 Results

Shipping revenues were $101.0 million for the quarter, down 6.6% compared with the first quarter of 2017. TCE revenues for the first quarter of 2018 were $88.8 million, a decrease of $13.5 million, or 13.2%, compared with the first quarter of 2017. This decrease reflected weakened market conditions, reduction of two vessels in operation in the first quarter of 2018 when compared to the 2017 first quarter and a growing proportion of the Company's fleet becoming exposed to the spot markets.

Operating income for the first quarter of 2018 was $13.6 million, compared to operating income of $19.4 million in the first quarter of 2017.

Net income for the first quarter was $3.7 million, or $0.04 per diluted share, compared with net income of $5.4 million, or $0.06 per diluted share, for the first quarter 2017.

Adjusted EBITDA was $26.3 million for the first quarter, a decrease of $9.9 million compared with the first 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 7.
 

During the first quarter of 2018, market conditions firmed in comparison to the fourth quarter of 2017 resulting in higher TCE day rates for our product tankers operating in the spot market. Similar conditions occurred in spot market rates for ATBs; however, the benefit was reduced as utilization remains a challenge. These factors resulted in a 7.3% increase in TCE revenues and an increase in operating income to $13.6 million from $3.9 million compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Adjusted EBITDA during the current quarter increased $3.6 million or 15.6% when compared to fourth quarter of 2017.

Conference Call

The Company will host a conference call to discuss its first quarter 2018 results at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on Wednesday, May 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 Wednesday, May 9, 2018 by dialing (877) 344-7529 for domestic callers and (412) 317-0088 for international callers, and entering Access Code 10119908.

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 Ended
March 31,

2018     2017
Shipping Revenues:
 
Time and bareboat charter revenues $ 53,895 $ 79,767
Voyage charter revenues   47,135     28,349  
  101,030     108,116  
 
Operating Expenses:
Voyage expenses 12,252 5,792
Vessel expenses 33,505 35,644
Charter hire expenses 22,547 22,577
Depreciation and amortization 12,372 16,625
General and administrative   6,783     8,095  
Total operating expenses   87,459     88,733  
Operating income 13,571 19,383
Other expense   (631 )   (793 )
Income before interest expense, reorganization items and income taxes 12,940 18,590
Interest expense   (8,076 )   (9,357 )
Income before reorganization items and income taxes 4,864 9,233
Reorganization items, net       (235 )
Income before income taxes 4,864 8,998
Income tax provision   (1,202 )   (3,569 )
Net income $ 3,662   $ 5,429  
 
Weighted Average Number of Common Shares Outstanding:
Basic - Class A 88,105,439 87,908,032
Diluted - Class A 88,620,596 88,179,855
 
Per Share Amounts:
Basic and diluted net income - Class A $ 0.04 $ 0.06
 

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)

 
      March 31,
2018
    December 31,
2017
(unaudited)
ASSETS
Current Assets:
Cash and cash equivalents $ 111,467 $ 165,994
Restricted cash 58 58
Voyage receivables, including unbilled of $6,243 and $9,919 24,345 24,209
Income tax receivable 1,413 1,122
Receivable from INSW 34 372
Other receivables 1,944 2,184
Inventories, prepaid expenses and other current assets   13,168     13,356  
Total Current Assets 152,429 207,295
Vessels and other property, less accumulated depreciation 624,123 632,509
Deferred drydock expenditures, net   22,966     23,914  
Total Vessels, Other Property and Deferred Drydock   647,089     656,423  
Restricted cash - non current 191 217
Investments in and advances to affiliated companies 38 3,785
Intangible assets, less accumulated amortization 39,867 41,017
Other assets   21,348     23,150  
Total Assets $ 860,962   $ 931,887  
 
LIABILITIES AND EQUITY
Current Liabilities:
Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other current liabilities $ 34,029 $ 34,371
Current installments of long-term debt       28,160  
Total Current Liabilities 34,029 62,531
Reserve for uncertain tax positions 3,224 3,205
Long-term debt 375,762 420,776
Deferred income taxes, net 85,104 83,671
Other liabilities   45,584     48,466  
Total Liabilities 543,703 618,649
 
Equity:
Common stock - Class A ($0.01 par value; 166,666,666 shares authorized; 78,733,688 and 78,277,669 shares issued and outstanding) 787 783
Paid-in additional capital 586,043 584,675
Accumulated deficit   (263,324 )   (265,758 )
323,506 319,700
Accumulated other comprehensive loss   (6,247 )   (6,462 )
Total Equity   317,259     313,238  
Total Liabilities and Equity $ 860,962   $ 931,887  
 
 
Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

($ in thousands)

 
     

Three Months Ended
March 31,

2018     2017
Cash Flows from Operating Activities:
Net income $ 3,662   $ 5,429  
Items included in net income not affecting cash flows:
Depreciation and amortization 12,372 16,625
Amortization of debt discount and other deferred financing costs 1,106 1,334
Compensation relating to restricted stock awards and stock option grants 793 541
Deferred income tax provision 1,492 1,178
Reorganization items, non-cash 214
Other – net 645 616
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net 981 937
Distributed earnings of affiliated companies 3,747 3,657
Payments for drydocking (2,037 ) (730 )
SEC, Bankruptcy and IRS claim payments (5,000 )
Changes in operating assets and liabilities   (1,789 )   (11,066 )
Net cash provided by operating activities   20,972     13,735  
Cash Flows from Financing Activities:
Payments on debt (28,166 )
Extinguishment of debt (47,000 ) (15,225 )
Tax withholding on share-based awards   (359 )   (1,060 )
Net cash used in financing activities   (75,525 )   (16,285 )
Net decrease in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (54,553 ) (2,550 )
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of period   166,269     206,933  
Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash at end of period $ 111,716   $ 204,383  
 

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 $9,542 in net cash provided by investing activities for the three months ended March 31, 2017, related to changes in restricted cash amounts.

Spot and Fixed TCE Rates Achieved and Revenue Days

The following tables provides a breakdown of TCE rates achieved for spot and fixed charters and the related revenue days for the three months ended March 31, 2018 and the comparable period of 2017. Revenue days in the quarter ended March 31, 2018 totaled 1,932 compared with 2,125 in the prior year quarter. A summary fleet list by vessel class can be found later in this press release.

         
2018 2017
Three Months Ended March 31,

Spot
Earnings

   

Fixed
Earnings

Spot
Earnings

   

Fixed
Earnings

Jones Act Handysize Product Carriers:
Average rate $ 41,227 $ 64,947 $ 45,061 $ 63,136
Revenue days 337 720 72 989
Non-Jones Act Handysize Product Carriers:
Average rate $ 35,900 $ 62,542 $ 32,132 $ 15,543
Revenue days 172 8 112 68
ATBs:
Average rate $ 12,230 $ 22,979 $ 17,057 $ 29,433
Revenue days 261 261 180 524
Lightering:
Average rate $ 70,925 $ $ 75,124 $
Revenue days 173 180
 

Fleet Information

As of March 31, 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 March 31, 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.
 

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 that will better enable them 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 Ended
($ in thousands)

March 31,
2018

    March 31,
2017
    December 31,
2017
Time charter equivalent revenues $ 88,778 $ 102,324 $ 82,754
Add: Voyage expenses   12,252   5,792   10,061
Shipping revenues $ 101,030 $ 108,116 $ 92,815
 

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 U.S. 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 Ended
March 31,

($ in thousands) 2018     2017
Niche Market Activities $ 27,905 $ 25,467
Jones Act Handysize Tankers 2,306 8,050
ATBs   2,507   10,675
Vessel Operating Contribution $ 32,718 $ 44,192
 

(B) EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA

EBITDA represents net (loss)/income from continuing operations 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 (loss)/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/(loss) from continuing operations as reflected in the consolidated statements of operations, to EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA:

     
Three Months Ended
($ in thousands) March 31,
2018
    March 31,
2017
    December 31,
2017
Net income $ 3,662 $ 5,429 $ 53,645
Income tax provision/(benefit) 1,202 3,569 (59,679 )
Interest expense 8,076 9,357 9,125
Depreciation and amortization   12,372   16,625   12,573  
EBITDA 25,312 34,980 15,664
Severance costs 16
Loss on disposal of vessels and other property, including impairments 5,847
Loss on extinguishment of debt, net 981 937 1,238
Reorganization items, net     235   (8 )
Adjusted EBITDA $ 26,293 $ 36,168 $ 22,741  
 

(C) Total Cash

         
($ in thousands)

March 31,
2018

December 31,
2017

Cash and cash equivalents $ 111,467 $ 165,994
Restricted cash - current 58 58
Restricted cash – non-current   191   217
Total Cash $ 111,716 $ 166,269
 

Investor Relations & Media:
Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc.
Susan Allan, 813-209-0620
sallan@osg.com

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