Performance Shipping sees major increase in second quarter profits

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Performance Shipping reported record net income of $18.4 million and net income attributable to common stockholders of $17.9 million for the second quarter of 2023. The 2023 second quarter results compared to a net income of $3.9 million and net income attributable to common stockholders of $3.7 million for the same period in 2022. Earnings per share, basic and diluted, for the second quarter of 2023 were $1.53 and $0.46, respectively.

Revenue was $31.5 million ($30.5 million net of voyage expenses) for the second quarter of 2023, compared to $16.7 million ($11.3 million net of voyage expenses) for the same period in 2022. This increase was attributable to the increased time-charter equivalent rates (TCE rates) achieved during the quarter. Fleetwide, the average time charter equivalent (a non-GAAP financial measure) rate for the second quarter of 2023 was $41,868, compared with an average rate of $24,921 for the same period in 2022. During the second quarter of 2023, net cash provided by operating activities was $22.1 million, compared with net cash provided by operating activities of $2.3 million for the second quarter of 2022.

Net income for the six months ended June 30, 2023, amounted to $34.1 million, compared to a net income of $1.8 million for the six months ended June 30, 2022. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2023, amounted to $22.5 million, and resulted in earnings per share, basic and diluted, of $2.43 and $1.00, respectively. Net loss attributable to common stockholders for the six months ended June 30, 2022, amounted to $7.8 million and resulted in a loss per common share, basic and diluted, of $27.29. Net income attributable to common stockholders for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2023 and 2022, has been adjusted by aggregate non-cash items of $10.6 million and $9.3 million respectively, as per US GAAP accounting standards, which do not affect the Company’s operating cash flows, EBITDA or performance overall.

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