Performance Shipping Inc. Reports Financial Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months Ended September 30, 2019

ATHENS, Greece, Nov. 26, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Performance Shipping Inc. (NASDAQ: DCIX), (the “Company”), a global shipping company specializing in the ownership of containerships and tanker vessels, today reported a net loss of $18.1 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to a net loss of $6.3 million for the same period of 2018. The loss for the third quarter of 2019 includes $17.4 million of impairment charges for one vessel, while the loss for the third quarter of 2018 includes $4.8 million of impairment charges for one vessel.
Voyage and time charter revenues were $6.3 million for the third quarter of 2019, compared to $5.2 million for the same period of 2018. This increase is primarily attributable to the increase in size of the Company’s fleet following the acquisition of the tanker vessel “Blue Moon” in August 2019.Net loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, amounted to $19.8 million, compared to a net loss of $52.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018. The loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2019 includes $17.7 million of impairment charges for two vessels, while the loss for the nine months ended September 30, 2018 includes $20.4 million of impairment charges for two vessels and $16.7 million of aggregate loss on sale of seven vessels. Voyage and time charter revenues for the nine months ended September 30, 2019, amounted to $16.3 million, compared to $19.5 million for the nine months ended September 30, 2018.As of November 25, 2019, the Company had 49,021,001 shares of common stock issued and outstanding.
_____________________(1) Time charter equivalent rates, or TCE rates, are defined as our voyage and time charter revenues, less voyage expenses during a period divided by the number of our available days during the period, which is consistent with industry standards.  Voyage expenses include port charges, bunker (fuel) expenses, canal charges and commissions.  TCE is a non-GAAP measure. TCE rate is a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare daily earnings generated by vessels despite changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., voyage (spot) charters, time charters and bareboat charters).About the CompanyPerformance Shipping Inc. is a global provider of shipping transportation services through its ownership of vessels. The Company’s vessels are employed primarily on time charters with leading charterers. Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsMatters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. Forward-looking statements include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts.The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with this safe harbor legislation. The words “believe,” “anticipate,” “intends,” “estimate,” “forecast,” “project,” “plan,” “potential,” “may,” “should,” “expect,” “pending” and similar expressions identify forward-looking statements.The forward-looking statements in this press release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, our management’s examination of historical operating trends, data contained in our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that we will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.In addition to these important factors, other important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including fluctuations in charter rates and vessel values, changes in demand for containership capacity, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, the market for our vessels, availability of financing and refinancing, 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, vessel breakdowns and instances of off-hires and other factors. Please see our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a more complete discussion of these and other risks and uncertainties.(See financial tables attached)

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