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Danaos Corporation Reports First Quarter Results for the Period Ended March 31, 2019

05/13/2019

ATHENS, Greece, May 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Danaos Corporation ("Danaos") (NYSE: DAC), one of the world's largest independent owners of containerships, today reported unaudited results for the quarter ended March 31, 2019.

Highlights for the First Quarter Ended March 31, 2019:

  • Adjusted net income1 of $38.6 million, or $2.53 per share2, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $28.0 million, or $3.56 per share2, for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 37.9%.
  • Operating revenues of $112.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $111.9 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 0.9%.
  • Adjusted EBITDA1 of $77.5 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $76.6 million for the three months ended March 31, 2018, an increase of 1.2%.
  • Total contracted operating revenues were $1.5 billion as of March 31, 2019, with charters extending through 2028 and remaining average contracted charter duration of 4.7 years, weighted by aggregate contracted charter hire.
  • Charter coverage of 86% for the next 12 months based on current operating revenues and 71% in terms of contracted operating days.
  • Effected 1:14 reverse stock split on May 2, 2019, which the Company believes will cure the previously announced NYSE deficiency caused by our stock trading below $1.
  • Concluded sale and leaseback transactions for two 13,100 TEU containerships on April 12, 2019, resulting in net proceeds of $144.8 million, which were used to repay credit facilities secured by mortgages on the vessels.

 

Three Months Ended March 31, 2019

Financial Summary - Unaudited

( Expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except per share amounts ) 






Three months

ended


Three months  

ended

March 31,

March 31,


2019


2018





Operating revenues

$112,891


$111,854

Net income

$33,443


$14,992

Adjusted net income1

$38,569


$27,951

Earnings per share, diluted2

$2.19


$1.91

Adjusted earnings per share, diluted1,2

$2.53


$3.56

Diluted weighted average number of shares (in thousands)2

15,237


7,843

Adjusted EBITDA1

$77,538


$76,638









1  

Adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and net income to adjusted EBITDA.

Earnings per share and weighted average number of shares give retroactive effect to the reverse stock split of 1-for-14 implemented on May 2, 2019, for both periods presented.

Danaos' CEO Dr. John Coustas commented:

"Danaos Corporation's adjusted net income of $38.6 million, or $2.53 per share, for the first quarter of 2019 increased by $10.6 million, or 37.9%, when compared to the first quarter of 2018. This improvement was primarily the result of a $7.6 million decrease in net finance expenses and a $2 million decrease in total operating costs, combined with a $1 million increase in operating revenues due to improved fleet utilization. Adjusted EBITDA for the first quarter of 2019 was $77.5 million, $0.9 million higher than the first quarter of 2018.

"Effective May 2, 2019, following approval of our shareholders and our Board, we effected a 1:14 reverse stock split, which we believe will cure the previously announced NYSE deficiency caused by our stock trading below $1.

"At the beginning of April we concluded a $150 million sale and leaseback transaction for two 13,100 TEU vessels, fulfilling a requirement from the re-financing we concluded last August. The net proceeds of the transaction were used to prepay certain credit facilities that had financed the vessels. Under the terms of the transaction, the Company will re-acquire the vessels at the end of their five-year lease periods.

"The charter market for vessels over 5,500 TEU has seen significant improvement when compared to the recent lows of the fourth quarter of 2018. In general, the charter market for larger vessels has improved considerably, which is notable as more than 70% of our fleet in terms of capacity, is comprised of such vessels. Vessels below 5,500 TEU have also improved slightly since last November's downturn.

"On the investment side, we have recently concluded our first scrubber installation on a vessel owned by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, an entity in which Danaos has a 49% shareholding interest, and will proceed with installing scrubbers on a further nine vessels wholly-owned by Danaos and one additional vessel owned by Gemini over the next few months.

"Our total contracted revenues as of March 31, 2019 were $1.5 billion, and we maintain our high charter contract coverage of 86% in terms of operating revenues and 71% in terms of operating days over the next 12 months. This insulates us from near-term market weakness.

"Danaos continues to be a leader in the container shipping industry on the back of a solid track record of operational excellence and technological innovation that allows us to continually deliver high quality service to our customers. At the same time, the recently concluded refinancing transaction further enhances our ability to pursue growth opportunities and our goal of delivering value to our shareholders."

Three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018

During the three months ended March 31, 2019 and March 31, 2018, Danaos had an average of 55 containerships. Our fleet utilization for the three months ended March 31, 2019 was 98.2% compared to 95.6% for the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Our adjusted net income amounted to $38.6 million, or $2.53 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $28.0 million, or $3.56 per share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018 (after giving retroactive effect to the reverse stock split of 1-for-14 implemented on May 2, 2019). We have adjusted our net income in the three months ended March 31, 2019 for a non-cash fees amortization and accrued finance fees charge of $5.1 million. Please refer to the Adjusted Net Income reconciliation table, which appears later in this earnings release.

The increase of $10.6 million in adjusted net income for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018 is attributable mainly to a $7.6 million decrease in net finance expenses, a $2.0 million decrease in total operating expenses and a $1.0 million increase in operating revenues.

On a non-adjusted basis, our net income amounted to $33.4 million, or $2.19 earnings per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to net income of $15.0 million, or $1.91 earnings per diluted share, for the three months ended March 31, 2018 (after giving retroactive effect to the reverse stock split of 1-for-14).

Operating Revenues
Operating revenues increased by 0.9%, or $1.0 million, to $112.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $111.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Operating revenues for the three months ended March 31, 2019 reflect:

  • $0.9 million increase in revenues due to higher fleet utilization of our vessels in the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018.
  • $0.1 million increase in revenues in the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to the three months ended March 31, 2018 due to the re-chartering of certain of our vessels at higher rates.

Vessel Operating Expenses
Vessel operating expenses decreased by 3.4%, or $0.9 million, to $25.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $26.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018. The average daily operating cost per vessel for vessels on time charter was $5,636 per day for the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $5,849 per day for the three months ended March 31, 2018. Management believes that our daily operating cost ranks as one of the most competitive in the industry.

Depreciation & Amortization
Depreciation & Amortization includes Depreciation and Amortization of Deferred Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs.

Depreciation
Depreciation expense decreased by 12.2%, or $3.3 million, to $23.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $27.1 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018 mainly due to decreased depreciation expense for ten vessels for which we recorded an impairment charge on December 31, 2018.

Amortization of Deferred Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs
Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs increased by $0.4 million, to $2.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $1.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase was mainly due to an increased number of vessels dry-docked.

General and Administrative Expenses
General and administrative expenses increased by $1.7 million, to $6.9 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019, from $5.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018. The increase was mainly due to increased share based compensation and professional fees.

Other Operating Expenses
Other Operating Expenses include Voyage Expenses.

Voyage Expenses
Voyage expenses increased by $0.1 million, to $3.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $3.2 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Interest Expense and Interest Income
Interest expense decreased by 21.9%, or $5.0 million, to $17.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $22.8 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018. The decrease in interest expense is attributable to:

(i) a $11.4 million decrease in interest expense on two of our credit facilities for which we have recognized an interest expense accrual, which has been classified on our balance sheet under "Accumulated accrued interest" and represents future interest expense for the relevant facilities that has been recognized in advance as a result of the application of Troubled Debt Restructuring ("TDR") accounting in connection with our 2018 debt refinancing;

(ii) a $4.0 million increase in interest expense due to an increase in debt service cost of approximately 2.3%, partially offset by a $645.1 million decrease in our average debt, to $1,656.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019, compared to $2,301.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018; and

(iii) a $2.4 million increase in the amortization of deferred finance costs and debt discount related to our 2018 debt refinancing.

As of March 31, 2019, debt outstanding, gross of deferred finance costs, was $1,641.7 million compared to $2,299.9 million as of March 31, 2018.

Interest income increased by $0.2 million to $1.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $1.4 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018.

Other finance costs, net
Other finance costs, net decreased by $0.7 million to $0.3 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $1.0 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018 mainly due to decreased exit fees expenses.

Equity income/(loss) on investments
Equity income/(loss) on investments decreased by $0.1 million to a $0.1 million loss on investments in the three months ended March 31, 2019 and relates to the operating performance of Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, in which the Company has a 49% shareholding interest.

Loss on derivatives
Amortization of deferred realized losses on interest rate swaps remained stable at $0.9 million in each of the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018.

Other income/(expenses), net
Other income/(expenses), net was nil in the three months ended March 31, 2019 compared to $9.4 million in expenses in the three months ended March 31, 2018 mainly due to $9.6 million of refinancing-related professional fees in the prior period.

Adjusted EBITDA
Adjusted EBITDA increased by 1.2%, or $0.9 million, to $77.5 million in the three months ended March 31, 2019 from $76.6 million in the three months ended March 31, 2018. As outlined above, the increase is mainly attributable to a $1.0 million increase in operating revenues and a $0.1 million decrease in operating performance on our equity investments. Adjusted EBITDA for the three months ended March 31, 2019 is adjusted for stock based compensation of $0.8 million. Tables reconciling Adjusted EBITDA to Net Income can be found at the end of this earnings release.

Recent Developments
On April 12, 2019, we completed the refinancing of two of our 13,100 TEU vessels, the Hyundai Honour and Hyundai Respect through a sale and leaseback arrangement with a term of five years at the end of which we will reacquire the vessels. The net proceeds amounting to $144.8 million were applied pro rata to repay the existing credit facilities secured by mortgages on these vessels.

At our Special Meeting of Stockholders on March 5, 2019, our shareholders approved an amendment to our Restated Articles of Incorporation to effect a reverse stock split of the issued and outstanding shares of common stock with the exact ratio to be determined by the Board of Directors. On April 16, 2019, our Board of Directors determined to effect a reverse stock split of our issued and outstanding shares of common stock by a ratio of 1-for-14. The reverse stock split occurred, and our common stock began trading on a split adjusted basis as of the opening of trading on the NYSE on May 2, 2019 under the existing trading symbol "DAC". The reverse stock split reduced the number of our outstanding shares of common stock from 213,324,455 to 15,237,456 and affected all issued and outstanding shares of common stock. No fractional shares were issued in connection to the reverse stock split. Stockholders who would otherwise hold a fractional share of our common stock received a cash payment in lieu of such fractional share. The par value and other terms of our common stock were not affected by the reverse stock split. All share and per share data in this Earnings Release give retroactive effect to this reverse stock split, for both periods presented.

Conference Call and Webcast
On Tuesday, May 14, 2019 at 9:00 A.M. ET, the Company's management will host a conference call to discuss the results.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1 844 802 2437 (US Toll Free Dial In), 0800 279 9489 (UK Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0) 2075 441 375 (Standard International Dial In). Please indicate to the operator that you wish to join the Danaos Corporation earnings call.

A telephonic replay of the conference call will be available until May 21, 2019 by dialing 1 877 344 7529 (US Toll Free Dial In) or +44 (0) 2036 088 021 (Standard International Dial In) and using 10131488# as the access code.

Audio Webcast
There will also be a live and then archived webcast of the conference call, including a slide presentation providing additional company information, through the Danaos website (www.danaos.com). Participants of the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Danaos Corporation
Danaos Corporation is one of the largest independent owners of modern, large-size containerships. Our current fleet of 59 containerships aggregating 351,614 TEUs, including four vessels owned by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, a joint venture, ranks Danaos among the largest containership charter owners in the world based on total TEU capacity. Our fleet is chartered to many of the world's largest liner companies on fixed-rate charters. Our long track record of success is predicated on our efficient and rigorous operational standards and environmental controls. Danaos Corporation's shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "DAC".

Forward-Looking Statements
Matters discussed in this release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the safe harbor provisions of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions. Although Danaos Corporation believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, Danaos Corporation cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections. Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the effects of the refinancing transactions; Danaos' ability to achieve the expected benefits of the refinancing and comply with the terms of its new credit facilities and other agreements entered into in connection with the refinancing; the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter hire rates and vessel values, charter counterparty performance, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers to scheduled and unscheduled dry-docking, changes in Danaos Corporation's operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, ability to obtain financing and comply with covenants in our financing arrangements, actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by Danaos Corporation with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Visit our website at www.danaos.com

Appendix

Fleet Utilization

Danaos had 90 unscheduled off-hire days in the three months ended March 31, 2019. The following table summarizes vessel utilization and the impact of the off-hire days on the Company's revenue.

Vessel Utilization (No. of Days)

First

Quarter


First

Quarter

2019

2018

Ownership Days

4,950


4,950

Less Off-hire Days:




Scheduled Off-hire Days

-


(125)

Other Off-hire Days

(90)


(91)

Operating Days

4,860


4,734

Vessel Utilization

98.2%


95.6%





Operating Revenues (in '000s of US Dollars)

$112,891


$111,854

Average Gross Daily Charter Rate 

$23,229


$23,628

Fleet List
The following table describes in detail our fleet deployment profile as of May 13, 2019:

Vessel Name

Vessel Size

(TEU)


Year

Built


Expiration of Charter(1)

Containerships












MSC Ambition

13,100


2012


June 2024

Maersk Exeter

13,100


2012


June 2024

Maersk Enping

13,100


2012


May 2024

Hyundai Respect

13,100


2012


March 2024

Hyundai Honour

13,100


2012


February 2024

Express Rome

10,100


2011


February 2022

Express Berlin

10,100


2011


April 2022

Express Athens

10,100


2011


February 2022

Le Havre

9,580


2006


December 2022

Pusan C

9,580


2006


November 2022

CMA CGM Melisande

8,530


2012


May 2024

CMA CGM Attila

8,530


2011


October 2023

CMA CGM Tancredi

8,530


2011


November 2023

CMA CGM Bianca

8,530


2011


January 2024

CMA CGM Samson

8,530


2011


March 2024

America

8,468


2004


January 2023

Europe

8,468


2004


December 2022

CMA CGM  Moliere

6,500


2009


August 2021

CMA CGM Musset

6,500


2010


August 2022

CMA CGM Nerval

6,500


2010


October 2022

CMA CGM Rabelais

6,500


2010


December 2022

CMA CGM Racine

6,500


2010


January 2023

YM Mandate

6,500


2010


January 2028

YM Maturity

6,500


2010


April 2028

Performance

6,402


2002


June 2019

Dimitra C

6,402


2002


January 2020

YM Seattle

4,253


2007


July 2019

YM Vancouver

4,253


2007


September 2019

Derby D

4,253


2004


May 2019

ANL Tongala

4,253


2004


June 2019

ZIM Rio Grande

4,253


2008


May 2020

ZIM Sao Paolo

4,253


2008


August 2020

ZIM Kingston

4,253


2008


September 2020

ZIM Monaco

4,253


2009


November 2020

ZIM Dalian

4,253


2009


February 2021

ZIM Luanda

4,253


2009


May 2021

Dimitris C

3,430


2001


June 2019

Express Black Sea

3,400


2011


November 2019

Express Spain

3,400


2011


June 2019

Express Argentina

3,400


2010


June 2019

Express Brazil

3,400


2010


July 2019

Express France

3,400


2010


September 2019

Singapore

3,314


2004


October 2019

Colombo

3,314


2004


February 2020

MSC Zebra

2,602


2001


September 2020

Amalia C

2,452


1998


August 2019

Danae C

2,524


2001


January 2020

Advance

2,200


1997


July 2019

Future

2,200


1997


June 2019

Sprinter

2,200


1997


June 2019

Stride

2,200


1997


August 2019

Progress C

2,200


1998


June 2019

Bridge

2,200


1998


August 2019

Highway

2,200


1998


June 2019

Vladivostok

2,200


1997


October 2019







Catherine C (2)

6,422


2001


November 2022

Leo C (2)

6,422


2002


November 2022

Suez Canal(2)

5,610


2002


June 2019

Genoaľ2)

5,544


2002


July 2019













(1)

Earliest date charters could expire. Some charters include options to extend their terms.

(2)

Vessels acquired by Gemini Shipholdings Corporation, in which Danaos holds a 49% equity interest.

 

 

DANAOS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Income - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars, except per share amounts)








Three

months

 ended


Three

months

e nded

March 31,

March 31,



2019


2018






OPERATING REVENUES

$112,891


$111,854






OPERATING EXPENSES





Vessel operating expenses

(25,871)


(26,849)


Depreciation & amortization

(25,957)


(28,903)


General & administrative

(6,869)


(5,182)


Other operating expenses

(3,270)


(3,161)

Income From Operations

50,924


47,759






OTHER INCOME/(EXPENSES)





Interest income

1,596


1,375


Interest expense

(17,843)


(22,849)


Other finance expenses

(324)


(971)


Equity income/(loss) on investments

(84)


(26)


Other income/(expenses), net

67


(9,385)


Realized loss on derivatives

(893)


(911)

Total Other Expenses, net

(17,481)


(32,767)






Net Income

$33,443


$14,992






EARNINGS PER SHARE




Basic earnings per share1

$2.24


$1.91

Diluted earnings per share1

$2.19


$1.91

Basic weighted average number of common shares (in thousands of shares)1

14,939


7,843

Diluted weighted average number of common shares (in thousands of shares)1

15,237


7,843

 

 

Non-GAAP Measures2

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income – Unaudited






Three

months

ended


Three

months

ended

March 31,

March 31,


2019


2018

Net income

$33,443


$14,992

Amortization of financing fees, debt discount & finance fees accrued

5,126


3,351

Refinancing professional fees

-


9,608

Adjusted Net Income

$38,569


$27,951

Adjusted Earnings Per Share, diluted1

$2.53


$3.56

Diluted weighted average number of shares (in thousands)1

15,237


7,843





1  

Basic and diluted earnings per share and basic and diluted weighted average number of shares give retroactive effect to the 1-for-14 reverse stock split, for both periods presented. 

2 

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of this financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. See the Table above for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

 

 

DANAOS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)










As of


As of

March 31,

December 31,




2019


2018

ASSETS





CURRENT ASSETS






Cash and cash equivalents


$81,309


$77,275


Accounts receivable, net


7,443


9,225


Other current assets


36,315


33,250




125,067


119,750

NON-CURRENT ASSETS






Fixed assets, net


2,456,891


2,480,329


Deferred charges, net


10,961


13,031


Investments in affiliates


7,279


7,363


Other non-current assets


64,204


59,369




2,539,335


2,560,092

TOTAL ASSETS


$2,664,402


$2,679,842







LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY





CURRENT LIABILITIES






Long-term debt, current portion


$112,588


$113,777


Accumulated accrued interest, current portion


35,543


35,782


Accounts payable, accrued liabilities & other current liabilities


67,104


73,142




215,235


222,701

LONG-TERM LIABILITIES






Long-term debt, net


1,488,033


1,508,108


Accumulated accrued interest, net of current portion


189,177


200,574


Other long-term liabilities


46,543


57,606




1,723,753


1,766,288







STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY






Common stock1


152


152


Additional paid-in capital1


728,392


727,562


Accumulated other comprehensive loss


(118,422)


(118,710)


Retained earnings


115,292


81,849




725,414


690,853

TOTAL LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY


$2,664,402


$2,679,842






1  

Common stock and Additional paid-in capital give retroactive effect to the 1-for-14 reverse stock split, for both periods presented. 

 

 

DANAOS CORPORATION

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)








Three

months

ended


Three

months

ended

March 31,

March 31,



2019


2018

Operating Activities:





Net income

$33,443


$14,992


Adjustments to reconcile net income to net cash provided by operating activities:





Depreciation

23,766


27,060


Amortization of deferred drydocking & special survey costs, finance cost, debt discount and other finance fees accrued

7,317


5,194


PIK interest

840


-


Payments for drydocking/special survey

(121)


(6,393)


Amortization of deferred realized losses on cash flow interest rate swaps

893


911


Equity loss on investments

84


26


Stock based compensation

830


-


Accounts receivable

1,782


(239)


Other assets, current and non-current

(7,166)


(6,712)


Accounts payable and accrued liabilities

918


6,636


Other liabilities, current and long-term

(3,584)


(5,886)

Net Cash provided by Operating Activities

59,002


35,589






Investing Activities:





Vessel additions and advances

(1,667)


(716)

Net Cash used in Investing Activities

(1,667)


(716)






Financing Activities:





Debt  repayment

(29,714)


(41,601)


Payments of accumulated accrued interest

(9,100)


-


Finance costs

(14,487)


-

Net Cash used in Financing Activities

(53,301)


(41,601)

Net Increase/(Decrease) in cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash

4,034


(6,728)

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, beginning of period

77,275


69,707

Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash, end of period

$81,309


$62,979

 

 

DANAOS CORPORATION

Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA - Unaudited

(Expressed in thousands of United States dollars)




Three months

ended

March 31,


2019

Net income

$33,443

Depreciation

23,766

Amortization of deferred drydocking & special survey costs

2,191

Amortization of deferred finance costs, debt discount and other finance fees

accrued

5,126

Amortization of deferred realized losses on interest rate swaps

893

Interest income

(1,596)

Interest expense

12,885

Stock based compensation

830

Refinancing professional fees

-

Adjusted EBITDA(1)

$77,538



1)

Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest income and expense, depreciation, amortization of deferred drydocking & special survey costs, amortization of deferred finance costs, debt discount and other finance fees accrued, amortization of deferred realized losses on interest rate swaps, stock based compensation and refinancing professional fees. However, Adjusted EBITDA is not a recognized measurement under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Adjusted EBITDA is useful to investors because it is frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that Adjusted EBITDA is useful in evaluating our operating performance compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of Adjusted EBITDA generally eliminates the effects of financings, income taxes and the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance. In evaluating Adjusted EBITDA, you should be aware that in the future we may incur expenses that are the same as or similar to some of the adjustments in this presentation. Our presentation of Adjusted EBITDA should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.




Note: Items to consider for comparability include gains and charges. Gains positively impacting net income are reflected as deductions to net income. Charges negatively impacting net income are reflected as increases to net income.




The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). However, management believes that certain non-GAAP financial measures used in managing the business may provide users of these financial information additional meaningful comparisons between current results and results in prior operating periods. Management believes that these non-GAAP financial measures can provide additional meaningful reflection of underlying trends of the business because they provide a comparison of historical information that excludes certain items that impact the overall comparability. Management also uses these non-GAAP financial measures in making financial, operating and planning decisions and in evaluating the Company's performance. See the Tables above for supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three months ended March 31, 2019 and 2018. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, the Company's reported results prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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