Diana Shipping Earnings: Here’s Why Investors are Not Excited Now

Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) had a loss and missed Wall Street’s expectations, BUT beat the revenue expectation. The revenue beat is a positive sign to shareholders seeking high growth out of the company. Shares are down 4.08%.

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Diana Shipping Inc. Earnings Cheat Sheet

Results: Adjusted Earnings Per Share decreased to $-0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.25 in the year-earlier quarter.

Revenue: Decreased 26.77% to $42.6 million from the year-earlier quarter.

Actual vs. Wall St. Expectations: Diana Shipping Inc. reported adjusted EPS loss of $0.04 per share. By that measure, the company missed the mean analyst estimate of $-0.03. It beat the average revenue estimate of $41.54 million.

Quoting Management: There was no comment from the management.

Key Stats (on next page)…

Revenue decreased 14.85% from $50.03 million in the previous quarter. EPS decreased to $-0.04 in the quarter versus EPS of $0.06 in the previous quarter.

Looking Forward: Analysts have a more negative outlook for the company’s next-quarter performance. Over the past three months, the average estimate for next quarter’s earnings has fallen from a loss of $0.04 to a loss $0.07. For the current year, the average estimate has moved down from a loss of $0.16 to a loss of $0.22 over the last ninety days.

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(Company fundamentals provided by Xignite Financials. Email any earnings discrepancies to earnings [at] wallstcheatsheet.com)