Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) (the “Company” or “OSG”) announced that it has agreed to purchase 3,788,639 shares of the Company’s common stock from entities managed by Cyrus Capital Partners, L.P. at a price of $4.05 per share for a total consideration of $15,343,987.95 in a privately negotiated transaction.
The purchase is expected to be completed today and will be paid out of OSG’s available cash. The closing price of OSG common stock in composite trading on August 25, 2023 was $4.01. The purchase is not part of the previously announced program to purchase up to $20 million of OSG common stock.
Sam Norton, OSG’s President and CEO, stated, “The opportunity offered to us by Cyrus Capital to acquire a meaningful block of OSG shares presented an attractive means for continuing our commitment to increasing shareholder value through our share repurchase strategy. The price paid in this share purchase equates to an enterprise value of roughly four times expected 2023 adjusted EBITDA, an implied valuation that we believe represents a compelling value. Through both open market purchases and opportunistic off-market transactions such as the one to be concluded today with Cyrus Capital, OSG has repurchased 16.76 million shares over the past fifteen months at an average price of $3.33 per share.”
Mr. Norton added, “The recent success of our operations and the duration of our current book of charter contracts has given OSG the appropriate level of visibility to reasonably expect a steady stream of cash flows from both our specialized and conventional trading businesses for the foreseeable future. The repurchase of shares at attractive prices is but one of several options for utilizing excess cash that our Board of Directors continuously reviews, and we look forward to reporting on future cash deployment opportunities in the quarters ahead.”