Diana Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2021
ATHENS, GREECE, May 21, 2021 – Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE: DSX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of dry bulk vessels, today reported a net loss of $1.3 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $2.7 million for the first quarter of 2021. This compares to a net loss of $102.8 million and net loss attributed to common stockholders of $104.3 million reported in the first quarter of 2020, including a $93.1 million impairment loss. Loss per share for the first quarter of 2021 was $0.03 compared to loss per share of $1.21 in the same quarter in 2020.
Time charter revenues were $41.1 million for the first quarter of 2021, compared to $43.8 million for the same quarter of 2020. The decrease in time charter revenues was due to the decreased ownership days compared to the prior year period, resulting from the sale of vessels. This decrease was partly offset by increased average time charter rates that the Company achieved for its vessels during the quarter and a better utilization rate...