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Dry Bulk Market’s Recovery Propels Diana Shipping’s Returns to Profits

Diana Shipping Inc., a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, reported net income of $14.8 million and net income attributed to common stockholders of $13.3 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to a net loss of $24.5 million and a net loss attributed to common stockholders of $25.9 million reported in the third quarter of 2017.

Time charter revenues were $61.5 million for the third quarter of 2018, compared to $43.9 million for the same period of 2017. The increase in time charter revenues was due to increased average time charter rates that the Company achieved for its vessels during the quarter.

Net income and net income attributed to common stockholders for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 amounted to $13.7 million and $9.3 million, respectively. This compares to a net loss and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $74.8 million and $79.1 million, respectively, for the same period of 2017. Time charter revenues were $163.3 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018, compared to $113.0 million for the same period of 2017.
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Source: Diana Shipping Inc.

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