Diana Containerships Inc., reports financial results for Q4 and year ended Dec.31. 2013

Container shipping, Stock Markets — By on February 17, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Diana Shipping officesDIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED DECEMBER 31, 2013 

DECLARES CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.15 PER SHARE FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER

REPORTS AT-THE-MARKET OFFERING PROCEEDS

ATHENS, GREECE, February 17, 2014 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships, today reported a net loss of $19.8 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $0.3 million for the respective period of 2012. The loss for the fourth quarter was mainly the result of $9.7 million of impairment charges for the vessel Sardonyx, and direct sale and other charges associated with the disposal of the vessel Spinel amounting to $12.2 million, without which the result for the fourth quarter of 2013 would have been net income of $2.1 million, while the earnings per share, basic and diluted, would have been $0.06 for that quarter.

Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $15.5 million for the fourth quarter of 2013, compared to $14.6 million for the same period of 2012.

Net loss for the year ended December 31, 2013 amounted to $57.3 million, compared to net income of $6.0 million for the same period of 2012. The loss for the year ended December 31, 2013, was mainly the result of impairment charges and direct sale and other charges totalling $58.8 million for the vessels Madrid, Malacca, Merlion, Spinel and Sardonyx, without which the result for the year would have been net income of $1.5 million, while the earnings per share, basic and diluted, would have been $0.04 for the year. Time charter revenues, net of prepaid charter revenue amortization, were $54.0 million for the year ended December 31, 2013, compared to $56.6 million for the respective period in 2012.

Dividend Declaration

The Company has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.15 per share with respect to the fourth quarter of 2013. The cash dividend will be payable on or around March 19, 2014 to all shareholders of record as at March 4, 2014. The Company has 35,335,050 shares of common stock outstanding.

Viewers can read the full report here: 145752_DCIX_earnings_release_31_12_2013_final

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