Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) – Earnings Release

Reports preliminary 2Q 2016 results and quarterly dividend of $0.45 per share

Hamilton, Bermuda, Aug. 31, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ship Finance International Limited (“Ship Finance” or the “Company”) today announced its preliminary financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2016.


  • Declaration of second quarter dividend of $0.45 per share, our 50th consecutive quarterly dividend.
  • $14.0 million in profit share from Frontline in the quarter.
  • Continued fleet renewal with the successful delivery of our third 9,300 – 9,500 TEU newbuilding container vessel on long term charter to Maersk Line and sale of an older VLCC.
  • Adjustment to charter terms with Deep Sea Supply related to five offshore support vessels subsequent to quarter end, increasing our charter backlog and maintaining the net distribution capacity.
  • Selected key financial data:
Three Months Ended    
  Jun 30, 2016 Mar 31, 2016
Charter revenues   $159m $174m
EBITDA $128m $139m
Net income                     $39m                  $47m
Earnings per share    $0.42    $0.50  

Ole B. Hjertaker, CEO of Ship Finance Management AS, said in a comment: “We are pleased to report yet another profitable quarter, particularly during a period when certain maritime sectors have been experiencing weakness. The Company has now been profitable and paid dividends for 50 quarters in a row, which is unique in the maritime industry.

During the second quarter, we continued our fleet renewal program with the delivery of our third large container vessel and the sale of an older VLCC. We also successfully adjusted the terms of our charters with Deep Sea Supply in a manner that will be neutral to our net distribution capacity. The majority of our assets are currently employed on long-term charters, and we have significant capital available for new business opportunities.”

The full report can be found in the link below.


Questions can be directed to Ship Finance Management AS:


Investor and Analyst Contact:

Harald Gurvin, Chief Financial Officer: +47 23114009

Andre Reppen, Senior Vice President: +47 23114055


Media Contact:

Ole B. Hjertaker, Chief Executive Officer: +47 23114011


About Ship Finance

Ship Finance International Limited (NYSE: SFL) has an unprecedented track record in the maritime industry, being consistently profitable and paying dividends every quarter since 2004. The Company’s fleet of more than 70 vessels is split between tankers, bulkers, container vessels and offshore assets, and Ship Finance’s long term distribution capacity is supported by a portfolio of long term charters and significant growth in the asset base over time. More information can be found on the Company’s website:

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward Looking Statements

This press release may contain forward looking statements. These statements are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including Ship Finance management’s examination of historical operating trends. Although Ship Finance believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond its control, Ship Finance cannot give assurance that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or intentions.

Important factors that, in the Company’s view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in this presentation include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions including fluctuations in charter hire rates and vessel values, changes in demand in the tanker market as a result of changes in OPEC’s petroleum production levels and worldwide oil consumption and storage, changes in the Company’s operating expenses including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, general domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents or political events, and other important factors described from time to time in the reports filed by the Company with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Second Quarter 2016 Results