DIANA CONTAINERSHIPS INC. REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE SECOND QUARTER AND SIX MONTHS ENDED JUNE 30, 2013
DECLARES CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.15 PER SHARE FOR THE SECOND QUARTER
ATHENS, GREECE, July 29, 2013 – Diana Containerships Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), a global shipping company specializing in owning and operating containerships, today reported a net loss of $5.0 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to net income of $2.2 million for the respective period of 2012. The loss for the second quarter was mainly the result of $4.3 million of direct sale and other charges associated with the disposal of the vessels Madrid, Malacca and Merlion, without which the result for the second quarter of 2013 would have been a loss of $0.7 million, while the loss per share, basic and diluted, would have been $(0.02) for that quarter.
Time charter revenues were $12.2 million for the second quarter of 2013, compared to $14.9 million for the same period of 2012, mainly due to the decrease of the average time charter rates achieved in 2013 compared to 2012 and the disposal of the vessels Madrid, Malacca and Merlion in the second quarter of 2013, which was partly offset by the contribution of revenues of the vessels Apl Garnet, delivered in November 2012, and Hanjin Malta, delivered in March 2013.
Net loss to Diana Containerships Inc. for the six months ended June 30, 2013 amounted to $36.8 million, compared to net income of $4.1 million for the same period of 2012. Time charter revenues were $27.4 for the six months ended June 30, 2013, essentially unchanged from the revenues of the respective period in 2012.
The Company has declared a cash dividend on its common stock of $0.15 per share with respect to the second quarter of 2013. The cash dividend will be payable on or around September 3, 2013 to all shareholders of record as at August 14, 2013. The Company has 33, 757, 688 shares of common stock outstanding.
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