Andres Rueda • 19 Comments
The Outsider • 34 Comments
Tue, May 31, 12:41 PM
- Teekay (TK +4.2%) “continues to enjoy strong support from its lenders and its major shareholder that are willing to provide additional capital to deal with the funding gap" from its $4.6B capex, Morgan Stanley says as it maintains its Equal Weight rating on the stock while raising its price target to $8 from $7.
- Stanley says Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO +4%) is close to completing its capitalization plan, which is expected to improve liquidity while deferring any funding gap to after 2017, while the funding gap for Teekay LNG Partners (TGP +1.2%) appears to be narrowing, with management expecting high newbuild financing.
- However, the firm also notes that TOO continues to have the highest exposure in the group to high dilution risk, given its expiring offshore contracts, large debt maturities and aging assets.
Dec. 18, 2015, 5:30 PM
- Golar LNG Partners (NASDAQ:GMLP) rebounded more than 15% to recover a chunk of its 42% shellacking suffered yesterday amid the Teekay dividend cuts, after saying it has experienced no material changes in its operations since its Q3 earnings announcement on Nov. 30.
- GMLP says its distribution policy has not changed and expects an unchanged distribution of $0.5775/unit in Q4; also, GMLP's board authorizes the repurchase of up to $25M of its outstanding common units.
- The other relevant stocks ended mostly higher: GLOG +2.7%, GLNG +0.1%, GLOP -3.1%, TK +21%, TNK +2.4%, TGP +12.8%, TOO +36.4%.
Dec. 17, 2015, 12:45 PM
Dec. 17, 2015, 10:48 AM
- GasLog (GLOG -13.6%) and Golar LNG (GLNG -8.1%) are sharply lower in the wake of the Teekay dividend cuts, as the market focuses on GLOG and GLNG following Teekay's (TK -55.6%) announcement and Kinder Morgan's cut earlier this month.
- Wells Fargo downgrades TK and GLOG to Market Perform from Outperform, saying pressure around dividend cuts is likely to continue weighing on the stocks.
- The firm issues reduced price target ranges for the stocks, to $18-$20 from $35-$37 for TK and to $10-$12 from $21-$23 at GLNG.
- Also: TGP -45.8%, GMLP -34%, GLOP -8.4%, STNG -3.5%, NNA -3.2%, NAP -2.2%.
Dec. 17, 2015, 9:56 AM
- Teekay Corp. (TK -52.2%), Teekay Offshore (TOO -41.4%) and Teekay LNG Partners (TGP -46.3%) are crushed at the open, triggering a circuit breaker halt on the moves after announcing plans to dramatically lower dividend and distribution payouts.
- The dividend at the TK parent, which is supported primarily by the limited partner and general partner cash flows at the underlying MLPs, is being cut by 90%; TK indicated that cuts were partly in response to upcoming bond maturities, suggesting difficulty in getting funding in that market.
- TK is hit with at least three downgrades so far, and TOO has received at least two.
Dec. 17, 2015, 9:20 AM
Jul. 21, 2015, 10:32 AM
- The crash in oil prices is good for business for operators of the supertankers capable of hauling more than 2M barrels of crude around the world, such as Frontline (FRO +9.1%), Teekay Tankers (TNK +4.2%), Nordic American (NAT +2.6%), DHT Holdings (DHT +2.4%) and Euronav (EURN +1.5%), whose stocks have been moving up in recent weeks.
- The oil market rout that started in 2014 is a boon that could allow the companies to reduce debt, invest in new vessels and reward shareholders that have stuck with them through some very lean years, FT reports.
- Since the start of the year, the cost of hiring a VLCC has jumped more than 50%, with the rate for shipping oil from Saudi Arabia to Japan - the benchmark supertanker route - rising to $93.6K/day, a seven-year seasonal high.
- The supply of supertankers also has fallen sharply since 2008.
- Other related tickers: GLNG, GNRT, SFL, NAO, ASC, TOO, TK, TGP
Jul. 10, 2015, 10:33 AM
- Notable movers in the shipping sector include DryShips (DRYS +3.1%), Danaois (DAC +5.6%), and Paragon Shipping (PRGN +1.6%).
- Some names in the volatile sector has been trading off of developments in Greece even with many of the Greece-based companies deriving nearly all their revenue outside the nation.
- On a broader look, the Baltic Dry Index is +21 to 874. The breakdown shows the Cape index is 1279 with a spot price of 9612 vs. 11,149 a year ago, the Panamax index is 1052 with a spot price of 8380 vs. 5432 a year ago, and the Supramax index is 767 with a spot price of 8021 vs. 7099 a year ago.
- The Baltic Tanker Clean Index is 837 vs. 521 a year ago and the Baltic Dirty Index is 857 vs. 786 a year ago.
- The Guggenheim Shipping ETF (NYSEARCA:SEA) is +1.43% on the day and -4.12% YTD.
- Related stocks: TNK, EURN, TGP, NMM, SSW, SFL, TK, SMM, TOO, GMLP, DHT, NM, MATX, NAT, FREE, DSX, SB, FRO.
Jan. 9, 2015, 12:25 PM
- Frontline (FRO +10.1%) has now jumped 63% this week amid speculation that a plunge in crude prices is spurring demand for the vessels to store cargoes.
- “The re-emergence of floating storage is what could move the crude tanker market this year from being rather good to possibly very very good," says a shipping analyst at Pareto Securities in Oslo.
- Traders may park as much as 60M barrels of oil on tankers in the coming months, according to consulting firm JBC Energy.
- Among other tanker companies: TK +1.2%, TNK +3.4%, TOO -0.3%, TGP -0.1%, TNP -0.7%, GLNG -1.9%, NAT -0.6%, DHT +3.1%.
- Earlier: Reuters: Oil glut sparks top traders to book supertankers for storage at sea
Sep. 30, 2014, 12:32 PM
- Teekay (TK +13.8%) says it will change its dividend policy to link its quarterly payouts to growing cash flows from its two MLPs, Teekay LNG Partners (TGP -0.2%)and Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO -1.7%), and includes an 80% increase in its annual dividend effective Q1 2015.
- The moves prompt Deutsche Bank to upgrade shares to Buy from Hold with a $90 price target, raised from $68; the firm says TK’s "bold" new strategy should result in a 20%/year growth in TK’s dividend for the foreseeable future.
Jul. 17, 2014, 4:31 PM
- Teekay LNG Partners (NYSE:TGP) -4.1% AH after announcing a public offering of 2.8M common units.
- TGP plans to use the proceeds to fund the equity portion of its first installment payment of ~$95M for six newbuilding liquefied natural gas carriers ordered via its 50/50 joint venture with China LNG Shipping for the Yamal LNG project and to fund a portion of five MEGI newbuildings.
Nov. 1, 2013, 3:10 PM
- Rates for the largest oil tankers are surging, as Chinese freight traders lead an acceleration in Asian demand for the ships to load Middle East crude, sapping a fleet surplus that had made the carriers unprofitable almost all year.
- A VLCC built 16 years ago reportedly was hired today at ~13% more than yesterday’s prevailing prices, for the biggest one-day gain in 2013; rising demand has cut a capacity surplus to the smallest since June 4, according to a Bloomberg survey.
- FRO +9.4%, SFL +0.8%, NAT +3%, TK +1.3%, TNK +0.1%, TOO +0.1%, TGP -0.1%.
Oct. 1, 2013, 5:55 PM
- Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) -4% AH after announcing plans for a public offering of 3M common units.
- TGP intends to use the net proceeds to partially fund its acquisition of a second LNG carrier newbuilding from Awilco LNG and for general partnership purposes, which may include funding installment payments on future newbuilding deliveries and future vessel acquisitions.
Sep. 5, 2012, 9:10 AM
Sep. 4, 2012, 4:21 PM
Teekay LNG Partners (TGP) -4.1% AH after announcing plans to offer 4.6M common units in a public offering; it expects to grant the underwriters a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 690K units. TGP intends to use the proceeds for general purposes, which may include funding potential future newbuilding deliveries or vessel acquisitions.| Sep. 4, 2012, 4:21 PM
Apr. 13, 2012, 11:37 AM
A pair of Teekay (TK -1.6%) spinoffs raised their quarterly dividends late yesterday, joining a growing list of companies seeking to add shareholder value with bigger payouts. Teekay Offshore Partners (TOO +2%) increased its dividend by 2.5%, while Teekay LNG Partners (TGP +0.9%) ups its dividend by 7.1%.| Apr. 13, 2012, 11:37 AM