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International Shipholding Corp. Reports Operating Results (10-K)

March 14, 2011 | About:
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International Shipholding Corp. (ISH) filed Annual Report for the period ended 2011-03-14.

Intl Shipholding Corp. has a market cap of $163.77 million; its shares were traded at around $22.72 with a P/E ratio of 4.02 and P/S ratio of 0.56. The dividend yield of Intl Shipholding Corp. stocks is 6.6%.

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Our working capital (which we define as the difference between our total current assets and total current liabilities) decreased from $50.5 million at December 31, 2008, to $40.5 million at December 31, 2009. Cash and cash equivalents decreased during 2009 by $4.4 million to a total of $47.5 million. This decrease was due to cash provided by operating activities of $62.7 million, and cash provided by investing activities of $12.7 million, offset by cash used by financing activities of $79.8 million. Of the $98.8 million in current liabilities at December 31, 2009, $68.8 million related to current maturities of long-term debt. Approximately $48.0 million of this debt is offset in current assets as the current portion of a direct finance lease on a PCTC we purchased in 2007.

Cash used by investing activities of $79.8 million for 2009 included capital outlays of $80.3 million and the purchase of short-term corporate bonds of $10.6 million, partially offset by proceeds from the sale of assets of $5.0 million and principal payments received under direct financing leases of $7.8 million. Included in the $80.3 million of capital payments is $40.7 million for the purchase of the two vessels used in our Indonesian mining service, subsequently sold to a third party under an installment sale described further below. Additionally, we made equity payments of $17 million paid toward the construction of three new Handy size double-hull Drybulk Carriers, and $16.6 million in installment payments toward the construction of a Pure Car/ Truck Carrier to be delivered in March 2010.

We entered into a financing agreement with Regions Bank on August 27, 2009 for a five year facility to finance up to $40.0 million for the purchase of additional vessels. As of December 31, 2009, the Company has drawn $25.0 million under this facility towards the purchase of the vessels to fulfill the additional requirements under the Indonesian mining contract. The vessels purchased with the loan proceeds were subsequently sold to a third party in the third quarter of 2009, generating a deferred gain of approximately $10.6 million. In addition to a $1.1 million payment received from the buyer, a ten year note receivable was agreed to for the remaining balance. We hold a first mortgage covering the vessels until the note is fully satisfied. Due to our financing of the transaction, the gain realized on the sale was deferred. This deferral will be recognized over ten years, the length of the agreement with the buyer. With this financing, our unsecured revolving line of credit was reduced from $35 million to $30 million, expiring in April of 2011. As of December 31, 2009, $6.4 million of this revolving credit facility was pledged as collateral for letters of credit, and the remaining $23.6 million was available.

Our working capital (which we define as the difference between our total current assets and total current liabilities) increased from $23.2 million at December 31, 2007, to $50.5 million at December 31, 2008. Cash and cash equivalents increased during 2008 by $37.1 million to a total of $51.8 million. This increase was due to cash provided by operating activities of $42.2 million, and cash provided by investing activities of $41.4 million, offset by cash used by financing activities of $45.9 million. Of the $39.8 million in current liabilities at December 31, 2008, $13.3 million related to current maturities of long-term debt.

Cash provided by investing activities of $41.4 million for 2008 included proceeds from the sale of our discontinued LASH liner service assets of $10.8 million, proceeds from Dry Bulk s subsidiary company s sale of the Panamax Bulk Carrier of $25.5 million, net proceeds from the sale and purchase of short term investments of $1.6 million and principal payments received under direct financing leases of $7.5 million, partially offset by capital improvements of $4.0 million, including improvements to our information technology systems and additional tank work on our Rail-Ferry vessels.

On January 23, 2008, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company entered into a Senior Secured Term Loan Facility denominated in Japanese Yen for the purchase of a 6400 CEU Newbuilding PCTC, which was completed and delivered in March 2010. The decision to enter into this Yen loan was driven by the lower Yen interest rates versus the USD interest rates at that time. Subsequently, we entered into a Yen interest rate swap designed to cap the interest at 2.065%. In June 2009, we received notification that the banking institution would be exercising their option to reduce the Yen financing on this vessel from 80% to 65% of the delivered vessel cost. The loan was fully drawn in March 2010 to the full amount available of Yen 5,102,500,000. Under current accounting guidelines, since this Facility is not denominated in our functional currency, the outstanding balance of the Facility as of the end of each reporting period is to be revalued, with any adjustments recorded to earnings. Due to the amount of the Facility, we may sustain fluctuations that may cause material swings in our reported results. As an example, a hypothetical 1 to 5 Yen increase or decrease on the exchange rate between the U.S. Dollar and Yen, which was $1 to Yen 81.22 at December 31, 2010, would impact our earnings by approximately $600,000 to $3.0 million for the reporting period (See Item 1A-Risk Factors). While we believe that these fluctuations may smooth out over time, any particular reporting period could be materially impacted by these adjustments. There was a 12% appreciation in the Yen to USD exchange rate at December 31, 2010 compared to December 31, 2009, resulting in a $8.2 million foreign exchange loss for the year ended December 31, 2010, reported under Interest and Other on our consolidated Statement of Income. We continue to monitor the movements in the foreign currency markets in order to take advantage of potential opportunities. During the month of September, the Japanese Government intervened into the foreign currency market causing a temporary weakening of the Yen to USD. We bought forward contracts to purchase Yen to cover our installments due under the Facility for the periods December 15, 2010 and March 15, 2011. The rate of exchange for these transactions was approximately Yen 85.4 to 1 USD, with total USD equivalents of $3,005,000. On January 27, 2011 we purchased another 128 million Yen to cover the June 15, 2011 installment for 82.80 to 1 USD, or a USD equivalent of $1,546,000.

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