DryShips Reports 2Q Results
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter and six month period ended June 30, 2011. For the second quarter of 2011, the company reported a net loss of $114.1m, or $0.33 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in the second quarter 2011 results are infrequently occurring and non-cash items, totaling $131.5 million, or $0.37 per share which are described below. Excluding infrequently occurring and non-cash items, the Company’s net results would have amounted to a net income of $17.4 million or $0.04 per share.
DryShips Acquires OceanFreight Inc.
DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS) and OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) announced that DryShips has acquired 3,000,856 shares of OceanFreight Inc. The shares were acquired from entities controlled by Mr. Anthony Kandylidis, the CEO of OceanFreight, under a purchase agreement entered into on July 26, 2011. OceanFreight. The consideration paid by DryShips for each OceanFreight share consisted of (x) $11.25 in cash and (y) 0.52326 shares of common stock of Ocean Rig UDW Inc, par value of $0.01 per share, with cash paid in lieu of fractional shares.
OceanFreight Inc. Reports 2Q Results
OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF) announced for the three-month period ended June 30, 2011 the company reported a Net Loss of $1 million or $0.16 basic and diluted loss per share. Included in these results is a loss of $2.0 million associated with the sale of M/T Olinda. Excluding this item, Net Income for the second quarter of 2011 would amount to $1 million or $0.16 cents basic and diluted earnings per share. On July 20, 2011, the company received notice from the Nasdaq Stock…
DryShips to Acquire OceanFreight
DryShips Inc. and OceanFreight Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement. The former will acquire the outstanding shares of the latter for consideration per share of $19.85, consisting of $11.25 in cash and 0.52326 of a share of common stock of Ocean Rig UDW Inc. The Ocean Rig shares that will be received by the OceanFreight shareholders will be from currently outstanding shares held by DryShips. Under the terms of the transaction, the Ocean Rig shares will be listed on the Nasdaq Global Select Market upon the closing of the merger.
OCEANFREIGHT INC. Announces Fleet Expansion
March 29, 2011 - Athens, Greece - OceanFreight Inc., (NASDAQ:OCNF) a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to purchase two resale newbuilding 206,000 DWT capesize vessels at a well-known Chinese yard. The vessels are scheduled to be delivered in the second and fourth quarter of 2013. The vessels will be purchased from a Company ultimately controlled by our Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Anthony Kandylidis.
Update on Davie Yards
Ocean Hotels Plc. On 25 February 2010, Davie Yards announced it has filed for creditor protection under the Companies' Creditors Arrangement Act (CCAA) with the Québec Superior Court, in Canada. On 26 February 2010, Tore Enger resigned from the Board of Directors of Ocean Hotels PLC and following a Board of Directors meeting that was held the same day, Alexandros Tsirikos was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board is looking into terminating the management agreement between Ocean Hotels and Teco Management…
OceanFreight Q3 2009 Report
OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of marine transportation services, announced its financial results for the quarter ended September 30, 2009. For the three-month period ended September 30, 2009, the Company reported Net Loss of $13.3 million or basic and diluted loss per share of $0.15. -- A book loss of approximately $20.8 million associated with the sale of the M/V Richmond which was delivered to the new owners on September 30, 2009. -- A loss of $2 million associated with the change in fair value of interest rate swaps.
OceanFreight Inc. New Charter
OceanFreight Inc. (NASDAQ: OCNF), a global provider of seaborne transportation services for both drybulk and energy commodities, announced a new charter for the recently acquired 180,000DWT, 2005 built capesize vessel. Upon delivery, the vessel will be renamed M/V Montecristo and will commence employment on a time charter for a minimum period of four years at a gross rate of $23,500 per day and a maximum of eight years at an average gross rate of $24,125 per day for the optional period.