International Seaways reports third quarter 2021 results

Nov 11 2021


International Seaways, Inc. (the “Company” or “INSW”), the largest U.S. based publicly-traded tanker company, reported results for the third quarter of 2021.

Highlights

  • Completed the previously announced merger with Diamond S Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSSI), “Diamond S”, creating one of the largest U.S.-listed diversified tanker companies. The transaction significantly enhanced INSW’s scale in both the crude and clean product markets and is expected to generate approximately $32 million in cost and revenue synergies, expected to be realized within 2022. Integrated the business and personnel of Diamond S to create a leading global maritime energy transportation platform.
  • Continued our track record of returning capital to shareholders:
    • Pre-merger special dividend of $31.5 million, or $1.12 per share.
    • Regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.06 per share in September 2021.
  • Net loss for the third quarter was $67.4 million, or $1.44 per diluted share, compared to net income of $14.0 million, or $0.50 per diluted share, in the third quarter of 2020. Net loss for the quarter reflects the impact of the disposal of vessels, including impairments, and merger related charges aggregating $38.0 million. Net loss excluding these items was $29.4 million, or $0.63 per diluted share.
  • Despite the challenging tanker market environment, generated approximately $8 million in Adjusted EBITDA(A) for the quarter before the impact of the disposal of vessels, including impairments and one-time merger related charges.
  • Enacted a post-merger asset optimization program which has resulted in the sale of a 2002-built VLCC, a 2002-built Panamax, a 2003-built Panamax, and seven MRs acquired in the merger, and the agreement to sell three additional 2002-built Panamaxes and a 2007-built Handysize product carrier.
  • Post quarter-end, announced a liquidity enhancing refinancing of six VLCCs:
    • Transaction funded in early November 2021 and resulted in gross financing of approximately $375 million.
    • The capital was used to repay and terminate the current $228 million Sinosure Credit Facility, with the balance intended to generate incremental available liquidity of approximately $150 million.
  • Cash was $132.6 million as of September 30, 2021; total liquidity was $172.6 million, including $40 million of undrawn revolver capacity.
    • Pro forma for the announced refinancing, total liquidity is over $300 million
  • Demonstrated INSW’s continued commitment to industry sustainability efforts through enforcement of responsible recycling standards on the end-of-life disposed assets and the previously announced commencement of the construction of next generation fueled vessels.

 

“Despite the challenging tanker environment, we continue to take important steps to position Seaways as the global leader in maritime energy transportation. With our expanded footprint, we are ideally positioned to capitalize on a tanker market recovery during a time when global oil demand is growing, inventory destocking is nearing completion, refinery margins are improving and OPEC production is increasing,” said Lois K. Zabrocky, International Seaways’ President and CEO. “We are pleased to have completed our transformational and highly accretive merger with Diamond S in the third quarter and are in a strong position to draw on our enhanced scale, capabilities and operating leverage to take advantage of the recovery in tanker demand. The integration process and post-merger asset optimization program continues to proceed as planned, and we will continue to create lasting value for all of our stakeholders.”

 

Ms. Zabrocky concluded, “As part of our disciplined and balanced approach to capital allocation, we continue to return capital to shareholders. During the third quarter, we paid both a $31.5 million, or $1.12 per share, special dividend, as well as our regular quarterly dividend, increasing the total amount we have returned to shareholders since 2020 to $73 million. With our $50 million share repurchase authorization in place, we remain in a strong position to act opportunistically for shareholders.”

 

Jeff Pribor, the Company’s CFO, added, “Maintaining a strong and diverse capital structure has been a pillar of our success and we continue to make progress in this critical area. With current total liquidity of over $300 million we are positioned to operate effectively in diverse tanker markets and take advantage of attractive opportunities as they arise. As we look toward the future, following our highly accretive merger, we remain on track to achieve cost synergies in excess of $23 million and revenue synergies of $9 million in 2022 as previously reported.”

 

Full report of 3rd quarter results



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