Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (OSG) Reports Impressive Financial Growth

Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. (NYSE: OSG) has reported its fourth-quarter and full-year 2023 results, showcasing a significant improvement in financial performance compared to the previous year.

In 2023, the company's net income stood at $62.5 million, or $0.77 per diluted share, marking a substantial increase from the $26.6 million, or $0.29 per diluted share, reported in 2022. Moreover, the fourth quarter of 2023 saw a net income of $20.4 million, or $0.26 per diluted share, compared to $10.1 million, or $0.11 per diluted share, recorded in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Adjusted EBITDA for the full year of 2023 was $175.7 million, reflecting a notable increase of $32.9 million, or 23.1%, from 2022. The fourth quarter of 2023 also showed growth, with adjusted EBITDA reaching $47.3 million, marking an increase of $3.6 million, or 8.4%, from the fourth quarter of 2022.

While shipping revenues for 2023 were $451.9 million, representing a decrease of $14.9 million, or 3.2%, compared to 2022, time charter equivalent (TCE) revenues for 2023 were $423.5 million, a decrease of $2.8 million, or 0.7%, from the previous year.

It's worth noting that the company's total cash and investments were reported at $91.2 million as of December 31, 2023. Additionally, the company prepaid, at a discount, $5.6 million to subsidiaries of American Shipping Corporation in October 2023, recognizing a gain of $912 thousand.

In November 2023, the company also purchased the Alaskan Frontier for $20.0 million, with plans to make significant investments in the vessel for it to begin commercial trade by the fourth quarter of 2024.

The company's board of directors declared a cash dividend of $0.06 per share on the company’s class A common stock in December 2023, which was paid on January 4, 2024. Furthermore, during the fourth quarter of 2023, the company repurchased 1,425,000 shares for a total consideration of $6.8 million.

Sam Norton, OSG’s president and CEO, expressed satisfaction with the results, highlighting the positive performance in the fourth quarter that contributed to meeting the adjusted EBITDA target for the full year, despite operating with three fewer vessels in 2023.

Norton emphasized the company's ability to generate strong cash flows and its well-positioned position for the long term, driven by stable demand and constrained supply in the market.

The company's financial performance also indicated increases in operating and net income, primarily reflecting decreases in voyage, vessel, and charter hire expenses compared to the previous year.

The market has reacted to these announcements by moving the company's shares -1.3% to a price of $5.94. If you want to know more, read the company's complete 8-K report here.

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