For the same quarter last year, net earnings were $43.7 million, or $0.88 per common share, on revenues of $385.7 million.
The immediately preceding quarter ended March 31, 2015, had a net loss of $9.1 million, or $0.19 per common share, on revenues of $324.8 million. Included in the net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 were the following:
$15.0 million ($14.0 million after-tax, or $0.30 per share) in non-cash asset impairment charges that is included in "Gain/loss on asset dispositions, net," and resulted from impairment reviews undertaken during the quarter, including write-offs of unreimbursed and/or potentially unrecoverable costs related to cancelled vessel construction contracts and a vessel construction project that is the subject of an on-going arbitration proceeding.
$10.2 million ($9.5 million after-tax, or $0.20 per share) of total foreign exchange losses, $6.1 million of which is included in Equity in net earnings/(losses) of unconsolidated companies and related to our Angola joint venture, Sonatide.
Income tax expense of $10.3 million for the quarter ended June 30, 2015 (and the resulting effective income tax rate) largely reflects tax liabilities in certain jurisdictions that levy taxes on bases other than pre-tax profitability (so called "deemed profit" regimes).
Included in the net loss of the preceding quarter ended March 31, 2015 were charges resulting from cost reduction initiatives related to a more challenging business environment since the precipitous decline in crude oil prices that began in the second half of fiscal 2015, as well as period end asset impairment reviews and assessment of realization of deferred tax assets:
A $4.1 million ($3.3 million after-tax, or $0.07 per share) restructuring charge related to severance and other termination costs resulting from right-sizing efforts during the March 2015 quarter.
$6.4 million ($5.1 million after-tax, or $0.11 per share) of total charges related to stacked vessel and other asset impairment reviews undertaken during the March 2015 quarter, which is included in "Gain/(loss) on asset dispositions, net".
A $23.8 million ($23.8 million after-tax, or $0.51 per share) non-cash adjustment related to the valuation of deferred tax assets.