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Eagle Bulk Shipping (EGLE)
CEO Interview Highlights Active Management Strategy and Fleet Renewal Program.
Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc. is a US-based drybulk owner-operator focused on the Supramax/Ultramax mid-size asset class, which ranges from 50,000 and 65,000 deadweight tons in size; these vessels are equipped with onboard cranes allowing for the self-loading and unloading of cargoes, a feature which distinguishes them from the larger classes of drybulk vessels and provides for greatly enhanced flexibility and versatility- both with respect to cargo diversity and port accessibility. The Company transports a broad range of major and minor bulk cargoes around the world, including coal, grain, ore, pet coke, cement, and fertilizer. Eagle operates out of three offices, Stamford (headquarters), Singapore, and Hamburg, and performs all aspects of vessel management in-house including: commercial, operational, technical, and strategic.
Poe Fratt, Senior Research Analyst, Noble Capital Markets, Inc.
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Recent CEO Interview focused on the active fleet management strategy, fleet renewal program and solid financial position. Strong corporate governance was also highlighted as a positive. Investors can review the full interview with CEO Gary Vogel, including Q&A, on our research portal at channelchek.com.
The active fleet management, or cargo-centric, strategy embraces dry bulk market volatility to generate TCE outperformance and temper periodic weakness. Versus the adjusted BSI index, the active fleet management strategy has generated above average TCE rates and created ~$37 million of incremental EBITDA over the past year.
Fleet renewal program is ongoing. The sale of Goldeneye, an 18-year old Supramax, improved the fleet profile and generated proceeds of $5 million. Also, the scrubber program enhanced the fleet and adds a potential competitive advantage if fuel spreads widen again ...
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