Genco announces Q1 2024 Financial Results

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Genco Shipping & Trading Limited, the largest U.S. headquartered drybulk shipowner focused on the global transportation of commodities, reported its financial results for the three months March 31, 2024.

First Quarter 2024 and Year-to-Date Highlights

  • Dividend: Declared a $0.42 per share dividend for Q1 2024
  • 19th consecutive quarterly payout
  • Cumulative dividends of $5.575 per share or 25% of our share price1
  • Q1 2024 dividend is payable on or about May 30, 2024 to all shareholders of record as of May 22, 2024.
  • Financial performance: Net income of $18.8 million for Q1 2024, or basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.44 and $0.43, respectively
  • Adjusted net income of $21.4 million or basic and diluted earnings per share of $0.50 and $0.49, respectively, excluding other operating expense of $1.8 million, a loss on sale of vessels of $1.0 million and unrealized fuel gains of $0.2 million
  • Adjusted EBITDA of $41.9 million for Q1 20242
  • Voyage revenues: Totaled $117.4 million in Q1 2024
  • Net revenue2 was $76.7 million during Q1 2024
  • Average daily fleet-wide TCE2 was $19,219 for Q1 2024
  • Estimated TCE to date for Q2 2024: $20,126 for 65% of our owned fleet available days, based on both period and current spot fixtures2
  • Fleet renewal: Finalized the sales of three 2009-2010-built 169,000 dwt Capesize vessels in Q1 and Q2 2024
  • Deleveraging: Paid down $30.0 million of debt in Q1 2024 and an additional $55.0 million of debt in Q2 2024 to date primarily utilizing proceeds from vessel sales

John C. Wobensmith, Chief Executive Officer, commented, “During the first quarter, we further executed our value strategy, which is aimed at driving returns through the drybulk cycles and creating sustained long-term shareholder value. Our first quarter dividend increased quarter-over-quarter and represents our 19th consecutive dividend. Notably, dividends over this period have now increased to $5.575 per share in total, or 25% of our stock price. We also continued to voluntarily pay down debt during the quarter and have lowered our debt by 62% since 2021, while reducing our cash flow breakeven rate to the lowest in the peer group. Finally, we continued to take steps to renew the fleet, closing on the sales of three older Capesize vessels scheduled for special survey in 2024.”

Mr. Wobensmith continued, “We increased first quarter TCE 38% year-over-year, highlighting our leading commercial platform and significant operating leverage. With 65% of our Q2 days fixed at over $20,000 per day, we expect the second quarter to be strong as we further capitalize on the current positive drybulk fundamentals. Progressing through the year, we are well positioned to continue advancing our value strategy for the benefit of shareholders, with a focus on dividends, deleveraging and growth while maintaining industry leading governance standards.”