Even as leverage is high for Diana Shipping, a decent EBITDA interest coverage implies smooth debt servicing.
Low loan-to-value and ample covenant headroom provides financial flexibility for growth at a time when industry outlook is improving.
Recovery in day rates for dry bulk carriers has translated into higher EBITDA margin and cash flows. Industry recovery likely to continue at a gradual pace.
Equity shares have also moved higher, and outlook for common shares also remains positive.
As sentiments gradually improve for dry bulk carriers, there are interesting stock picks in the industry segment. This article will discuss the credit perspective for Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) with focus on