Diana Shipping returns to profits

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Diana Shipping reported net income of $2.9 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $1.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $436.9 million and a net loss attributed to common stockholders of $438.4 million, including a $422.5 million impairment loss, reported in the fourth quarter of 2017.

Time charter revenues were $62.9 million for the fourth quarter of 2018, compared to $48.9 million for the same quarter of 2017. The increase in time charter revenues was due to increased average time charter rates that the Company achieved for its vessels during the quarter and was partly offset by decreased ownership days resulting from the sale of two vessels in December 2018.

Net income and net income attributed to common stockholders for the year ended December 31, 2018 amounted to $16.6 million and $10.8 million, respectively. This compares to a net loss and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $511.7 million and $517.5 million, respectively, including a $422.5 million impairment loss, for the same period of 2017. Time charter revenues were $226.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2018, compared to $161.9 million for the same period of 2017.

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