Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. Quarterly Report for the Period Ended March 31, 2024

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Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. Quarterly Report for the Period Ended March 31, 2024

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. Quarterly Report for the Period Ended March 31, 2024

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. reported a decline in revenue and increased net losses for the quarter ended March 31, 2024. The company’s financial performance was impacted by higher operating expenses and lower volumes. The company’s cash and cash equivalents decreased, while long-term debt increased. Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. is a non-accelerated filer and an emerging growth company.

Financial Performance Overview

Pangaea Logistics Solutions Ltd. is a maritime logistics company that provides cargo transportation and related services.

Revenue and Profitability

Total revenue for the first quarter of 2024 decreased by 8% to $104.7 million compared to $113.7 million in the first quarter of 2023. Net income attributable to the company increased significantly from $3.5 million in Q1 2023 to $11.7 million in Q1 2024. Earnings per share jumped from $0.08 to $0.25 over the same period.

The decrease in total revenue was driven by a 7% drop in total shipping activity. However, the company benefited from higher market charter rates and the addition of port terminal operations revenue starting in mid-2023. Together, these factors led to substantially higher profitability year-over-year.

Industry Conditions

The dry bulk shipping industry tends to be volatile and cyclical in nature. However, market rates strengthened in early 2024, with the Baltic Dry Index up 79% from the first quarter of 2023. Time charter rates for the types of vessels operated by Pangaea increased by approximately 41% over the same timeframe.

Cost Management

Pangaea tightly manages its largest variable costs, including bunker fuel expenses and charter hire rates, through hedging strategies and a flexible approach to utilizing owned ships, long-term charters, and short-term charters.

Voyage expenses, which are closely tied to shipping volume, decreased 35% from Q1 2023. Vessel operating costs per day also declined due to operating efficiencies. However, charter hire costs increased 20% due to higher prevailing market rates for chartered ships.

Balance Sheet Strength

The company maintains a strong financial position, with cash and cash equivalents of $95.9 million as of March 31, 2024. Long-term debt stands at $257.6 million, representing a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.68. The current ratio, measuring short-term liquidity, is a healthy 1.6.

These metrics provide Pangaea with financial flexibility to operate across shipping cycles as well as pursue expansion opportunities.


Assuming market rates remain near current levels, Pangaea expects to generate sufficient cash from operations over the next year to fund its business.

The company is well-positioned to capitalize on any further strengthening in dry bulk demand and rates. However, if the shipping market deteriorates, financial performance would come under pressure. Pangaea’s variable cost structure and strong balance sheet help mitigate this risk.

Financial Tables

Key Financial Metrics Q1 2024 Q1 2023
Revenue $104.7 million $113.7 million
Net Income $12.7 million $3.4 million
Earnings Per Share $0.25 $0.08
Adjusted EBITDA $19.9 million $16.2 million
Liquidity Metrics March 31, 2024 December 31, 2023
Cash and Cash Equivalents $95.9 million $99.0 million
Working Capital $96.2 million $86.5 million
Debt/Equity Ratio 0.68 0.71

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