SOURCE: Costamare Inc.

COSTAMARE INC.

January 23, 2013 16:05 ET

Costamare Inc. Reports Results for Fourth Quarter and Year Ended December 31, 2012

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwire - Jan 23, 2013) - Costamare Inc. ("Costamare" or the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE) today reported unaudited financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2012.

Financial Highlights

  • Voyage revenues of $95.2 million and $386.2 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

  • Voyage revenues adjusted on a cash basis of $97.6 million and $392.4 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

  • Adjusted EBITDA of $62.5 million and $253.1 million for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

  • Net income of $22.9 million or $0.31 per share and $81.1 million or $1.20 per share for the three months and the year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

  • Adjusted net income of $23.6 million or $0.32 per share and $91.3 million or $1.35 per share for the three months and year ended December 31, 2012, respectively.

New Business Developments

  • The Company purchased the 2003-built, 5,928 TEU container vessel Venetiko (ex. Ace Ireland) for $22.2 million. The vessel is expected to be delivered to the Company no later than February 28, 2013. The acquisition is initially entirely financed with cash on hand. The Company also entered into a charter agreement with Pacific International Lines (Pte) Ltd., Singapore ("PIL") for a period of minimum 12 months and maximum of 15 months at a daily rate of $14,500. The vessel is expected to be delivered to her charterers by the end of March 2013.

  • The Company sold the 1984-built, 3,876 TEU containership MSC Washington for demolition for approximately $8.2 million. The vessel was delivered to its buyers on January 2, 2013. The sale of the MSC Washington resulted in a book gain of approximately $3.2 million.

  • In January 2013, our manager Costamare Shipping Company S.A. entered into a co-operation agreement (the "Co-operation Agreement") with third party ship managers V Ships Greece Ltd., pursuant to which the two companies will establish a ship management cell (the "Cell") within V Ships Greece Ltd. The Cell will provide technical management services to initially about 22 Costamare Inc. container vessels for which Costamare Shipping will remain the head manager and also to vessels of third party clients. The Co-operation Agreement provides that Costamare Shipping Company S.A. will receive part of the profits generated by the Cell. Costamare Inc. and Costamare Shipping Company S.A. have agreed that Costamare Shipping Company S.A. will pass to Costamare Inc. the net profit it receives pursuant to the Co-operation Agreement as a refund or reduction of the management fees payable by Costamare Inc. to Costamare Shipping Company S.A. This arrangement will provide us with the operational flexibility needed to respond to changing market conditions, while reducing our ship management expenditure.

Dividend Announcements

  • On January 17, 2013, the Company declared a dividend for the fourth quarter ended December 31, 2012, of $0.27 per share, payable on February 13, 2013 to stockholders of record at the close of trading of the Company's common stock on the New York Stock Exchange on January 30, 2013. This will be the Company's ninth consecutive quarterly dividend since it commenced trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

Mr. Gregory Zikos, Chief Financial Officer of Costamare Inc., commented:

"During the fourth quarter of the year, the Company continued to deliver positive results.

"On the ship management front, the Co-operation Agreement between our manager and V-Ships provides us both with the resources needed to achieve our growth plans and the flexibility to adjust the size of our fleet depending on market conditions in a highly cyclical industry. 

"At the same time we have addressed the potential for conflicts of interest; by aligning the interests of the listed entity and our manager in the structure. The management company will be passing along to the listed entity its entire share of the profits resulting from the Co-operation Agreement. As a result of this arrangement, we expect that over time the management fees currently paid by Costamare Inc. can be reduced.

"Regarding new transactions, we bought a 2003 built approx. 6,000 TEU container vessel for a purchase price of $22.2 million. The vessel has been chartered for a period of 12-15 months at a rate yielding attractive returns with a lot of upside. 

"At the same time we took advantage of a strong demolition market and sold a 29 - year old vessel; the transaction resulted in an accounting gain of approximately $3.2 million.

"In a challenging market we have minimized our re-chartering risk. The charters for the vessels opening in 2013 and 2014 account for approximately 4% and 3% of our 2013 and 2014 contracted revenues respectively.

"Finally, on January 17 we declared a dividend for the fourth quarter of $0.27 per share. Consistent with our dividend policy, we continue to offer an attractive dividend, which we consider to be sustainable based on the size of our contracted cash flows, the quality of our charterers and the prudent amortization of our debt. 

"We believe that going forward, a containership market under pressure provides us with the opportunity to expand opportunistically in a low rate and asset values environment." 

 
Financial Summary
                 
    Year ended December 31,   Three-month period ended December 31,
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data):   2011   2012   2011   2012
     
                         
Voyage revenue   $ 382,155   $ 386,155   $ 101,990   $ 95,193
Accrued charter revenue (1)   $ 30,313   $ 6,261   $ 7,095   $ 2,352
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (2)   $ 412,468   $ 392,416   $ 109,085   $ 97,545
                         
Adjusted EBITDA (3)   $ 274,669   $ 253,097   $ 74,671   $ 62,510
                         
Adjusted Net Income (3)   $ 112,763   $ 91,346   $ 32,595   $ 23,625
Weighted Average number of shares     60,300,000     67,612,842     60,300,000     73,658,696
Adjusted Earnings per share (3)   $ 1.87   $ 1.35   $ 0.54   $ 0.32
                         
EBITDA (3)   $ 249,498   $ 242,880   $ 68,158   $ 61,816
Net Income   $ 87,592   $ 81,129   $ 26,082   $ 22,931
Weighted Average number of shares     60,300,000     67,612,842     60,300,000     73,658,696
Earnings per share   $ 1.45   $ 1.20   $ 0.43   $ 0.31
                         

(1) Accrued charter revenue represents the difference between cash received during the period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis. In the early years of a charter with escalating charter rates, voyage revenue will exceed cash received during the period.
(2) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis represents Voyage revenue after adjusting for non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates. However, Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is not a recognized measurement under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis is useful to investors because it presents the charter revenue for the relevant period based on the then current daily charter rates. The increases or decreases in daily charter rates under our charter party agreements are described in the notes to the "Fleet List" below. 
 (3) Adjusted net income, adjusted earnings per share, EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA are non-GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of net income to adjusted net income and net income to EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA below.

Non-GAAP Measures

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 measures 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. Tables below set out supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the years and three-month periods ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011. 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. Non-GAAP financial measures include (i) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (reconciled above), (ii) Adjusted Net Income, (iii) Adjusted earnings per share, (iv) EBITDA and (v) Adjusted EBITDA.

   
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income  
                       
    Year ended December 31,   Three-month period ended December 31,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data)   2011     2012   2011     2012  
       
Net Income   $ 87,592     $ 81,129   $ 26,082     $ 22,931  
Accrued charter revenue     30,313       6,261     7,095       2,352  
(Gain)/ Loss on sale/disposal of vessels     (13,077 )     2,796     (2,306 )     (1,500 )
Realized (Gain)/ Loss on Euro/USD forward contracts     (1,971 )     698     (405 )     (299 )
(Gain)/ Loss on derivative instruments     8,709       462     2,129       141  
Initial purchases of consumable stores for newly acquired vessels     1,197       -     -       -  
                               
Adjusted Net income   $ 112,763     $ 91,346   $ 32,595     $ 23,625  
Adjusted Earnings per Share   $ 1.87     $ 1.35   $ 0.54     $ 0.32  
Weighted average number of shares     60,300,000       67,612,842     60,300,000       73,658,696  
                               

Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share represent net income before gain/(loss) on sale of vessels, non-cash changes in fair value of derivatives, non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, realized (gain)/loss on Euro/USD forward contracts and the cash of initial purchases of consumable stores for newly acquired vessels. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the timing difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are not recognized measurements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share generally eliminates the effects of the accounting effects of capital expenditures and acquisitions, certain hedging instruments and other accounting treatments, items which may vary for different companies for reasons unrelated to overall operating performance and liquidity. In evaluating Adjusted Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share, 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 Net income and Adjusted Earnings per Share should not be construed as an inference that our future results will be unaffected by unusual or non-recurring items.

 
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted EBITDA
                         
    Year ended
December 31,
    Three-month period ended December 31,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)   2011     2012     2011     2012  
       
                                 
Net Income   $ 87,592     $ 81,129     $ 26,082     $ 22,931  
Interest and finance costs     75,441       74,734       19,488       16,894  
Interest income     (477 )     (1,495 )     (123 )     (322 )
Depreciation     78,803       80,333       20,711       20,151  
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     8,139       8,179       2,000       2,162  
EBITDA     249,498       242,880       68,158       61,816  
Accrued charter revenue     30,313       6,261       7,095       2,352  
(Gain)/ Loss on sale/disposal of vessels     (13,077 )     2,796       (2,306 )     (1,500 )
Realized (Gain)/ Loss on Euro/USD forward contracts     (1,971 )     698       (405 )     (299 )
Gain/ (Loss) on derivative instruments     8,709       462       2,129       141  
Initial purchases of consumable stores for newly acquired vessels     1,197       -       -       -  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 274,669     $ 253,097     $ 74,671     $ 62,510  
                                 

EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, interest income, depreciation and amortization of deferred dry-docking & special survey costs. Adjusted EBITDA represents net income before interest and finance costs, interest income, depreciation, amortization of deferred dry-docking & special survey costs, gain/(loss) on sale of vessels, non-cash changes in fair value of derivatives, non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, realized (gain)/loss on Euro/USD forward contracts and the cash of initial purchases of consumable stores for newly acquired vessels. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the time difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are not recognized measurements under U.S. generally accepted accounting principles, or "GAAP." We believe that the presentation of EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful to investors because they are frequently used by securities analysts, investors and other interested parties in the evaluation of companies in our industry. We also believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating our ability to service additional debt and make capital expenditures. In addition, we believe that EBITDA and Adjusted EBITDA are useful in evaluating our operating performance and liquidity position compared to that of other companies in our industry because the calculation of EBITDA and 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 and liquidity. In evaluating EBITDA and 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 EBITDA and 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.

Results of Operations

Three-month period ended December 31, 2012 compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011

During the three-month periods ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, we had an average of 47.0 and 48.3 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, no vessels were acquired or sold. In the three-month period ended December 31, 2011, we acquired the secondhand vessel MSC Methoni with a TEU capacity of 6,724 and we sold three vessels, while the vessel Rena was determined to be a constructive total loss ("CTL") for insurance purposes in October 2011, with an aggregate TEU capacity, including the vessel Rena, of 8,922. In the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, our fleet ownership days totaled 4,324 and 4,446 days, respectively. Ownership days are the primary driver of voyage revenue and vessels' operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

                   
    Three-month period ended December 31,              
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars, except percentages)  
2011
   
2012
    Change     Percentage
Change
 
       
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 102.0     $ 95.2     $ (6.8 )   (6.7 %)
Voyage expenses     (0.9 )     (1.5 )     0.6     66.7 %
Voyage expenses - related parties     (0.8 )     (0.7 )     (0.1 )   (12.5 %)
Vessels operating expenses     (27.0 )     (27.8 )     0.8     3.0 %
General and administrative expenses     (1.4 )     (1.0 )     (0.4 )   (28.6 %)
Management fees - related parties     (4.1 )     (3.8 )     (0.3 )   (7.3 %)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (2.0 )     (2.2 )     0.2     10.0 %
Depreciation     (20.7 )     (20.2 )     (0.5 )   (2.4 %)
Gain/ (loss) on sale/disposal of vessels     2.3       1.5       (0.8 )   (34.8 %)
Foreign exchange gains/ (losses)     0.2       (0.1 )     (0.3 )   (150.0 %)
Interest income     0.1       0.3       0.2     200.0 %
Interest and finance costs     (19.5 )     (16.9 )     (2.6 )   (13.3 %)
Other     -       0.2       0.2     100.0 %
Gain/ (loss) on derivative instruments     (2.1 )     (0.1 )     (2.0 )   (95.2 %)
Net Income   $ 26.1     $ 22.9     $          
                 
                 
    Three-month period ended December 31,            
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars, except percentages)  
2011
 
2012
  Change     Percentage
Change
 
                           
Voyage revenue   $ 102.0   $ 95.2   $ (6.8 )   (6.7 %)
Accrued charter revenue     7.1     2.4     (4.7 )   (66.2 %)
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis   $ 109.1   $ 97.6   $          
                 
                 
    Three-month period ended December 31,            
Fleet operational data  
2011
 
2012
 
Change
    Percentage
Change
 
                     
Average number of vessels   48.3   47.0   (1.3 )   (2.7 %)
Ownership days   4,446   4,324   (122 )   (2.7 %)
Number of vessels underwent dry-dock and special survey during the periods   -   3   3        
                     

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue decreased by 6.7%, or $6.8 million, to $95.2 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $102.0 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease in Voyage revenue is mainly due to decreased ownership days of our fleet by 2.7% during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), decreased by 10.5%, or $11.5 million, to $97.6 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $109.1 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decreased ownership days of our fleet and the decreased charter hire received in accordance with certain escalation clauses of our charters during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses increased by 66.7%, or $0.6 million, to $1.5 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $0.9 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The increase was primarily attributable to the off-hire expenses, mainly relating to bunkers consumption (i) of three vessels that were dry-docked (ii) of two vessels on their way to their new charters and, (iii) of one vessel on the way to her scrap buyer (delivered for scrap in January 2013) during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012; partly offset by the decreased third party commissions charged to us in the three-month period December 31, 2012, compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011.

Voyage Expenses - related parties

Voyage expenses - related parties in the amount of $0.7 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and in the amount of $0.8 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011, represent fees of 0.75% on voyage revenues charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our management agreement signed on November 3, 2010.

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, increased by 3.0%, or $0.8 million, to $27.8 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $27.0 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The increase is partly attributable to the increase of the average vessel size of our fleet during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to the same period of 2011; partly offset by the decreased ownership days of our fleet during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to the same period of 2011.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses decreased by 28.6%, or $0.4 million, to $1.0 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $1.4 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease in the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, was mainly attributable to decreased public-company related expenses charged to us compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. Furthermore, General and administrative expenses for the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, include $0.25 million for the services of the Company's officers in aggregate charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our management agreement signed on November 3, 2010.  

Management Fees - related parties

Management fees paid to our managers decreased by 7.3%, or $0.3 million, to $3.8 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $4.1 during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to the decreased fleet ownership days for the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $2.2 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and $2.0 for the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. During the three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, three vessels and no vessels underwent their special survey, respectively.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense decreased by 2.4%, or $0.5 million, to $20.2 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $20.7 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to the depreciation expense not charged for eight vessels that were sold during the fourth quarter of 2011 and the year ended December 31, 2012; partly offset by the depreciation expense charged for five vessels that were acquired during the year ended December 31, 2012.

Gain/ (Loss) on Sale/Disposal of Vessels

In the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, we recorded a book gain of $1.5 from the effect of the partial reversal of a provision recorded in 2011 for costs associated with the grounding of the vessel Rena. During the three-month period ended December 31, 2011, we recorded in aggregate, on a net basis, a gain of $2.3 million from the sale of three vessels and the "CTL" of the vessel Rena.

Foreign Exchange Gains/ (Losses)

Foreign exchange gains/ losses were losses of $0.1 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, and gains of $0.2 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011.

Interest Income

During the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, interest income increased by 200.0%, or $0.2 million, to $0.3 million, from $0.1 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The change in interest income was mainly due to the increased cash deposits in interest bearing accounts during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011, which resulted from the increased average cash balance during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, compared to the three-month period ended December 31, 2011.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 13.3%, or $2.6 million, to $16.9 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, from $19.5 million during the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease is partly attributable to decreased financing costs and commitment fees charged to us mainly in relation to new credit facilities we entered into during the year ended December 31, 2011, in connection with our new building program; partly offset by the capitalized interest in relation to our new-building program. 

Gain/ (Loss) on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 28 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of December 31, 2012, equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of December 31, 2012, the fair value of these 28 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $180.8 million. Twenty-seven of the 28 interest rate derivative instruments that were outstanding as at December 31, 2012, qualified for hedge accounting and the effective portion of the change in their fair value is recorded in "Comprehensive loss". For the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, a gain of $12.0 million has been included in "Comprehensive loss" and a loss of $0.05 million has been included in "Gain/ (loss) on derivative instruments" in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the three-month period ended December 31, 2012.

Cash Flows

   
Three-month period ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011  
       
Condensed cash flows   Three-month period ended December 31,  
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)   2011     2012  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 60.8     $ 44.7  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (27.1 )   $ (74.5 )
Net Cash Provided by (Used in) Financing Activities   $ (6.2 )   $ 80.0  
                 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, decreased by $16.1 million to $44.7 million, compared to $60.8 million for the three-month period ended December 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to (a) the decreased cash from operations of $11.5 million deriving from escalating charter rates, (b) the increased dry-docking payments of $3.1 million and (c) by the unfavorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $3.1 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $74.5 million in the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, which mainly consists of (a) $82.1 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of five newbuild vessels and (b) $7.9 million advance payment we received from the sale of one vessel for scrap which was delivered to her scrap buyers in January 2013.

Net cash used in investing activities was $27.1 million in the three-month period ended December 31, 2011.

Net Cash Provided By (Used in) Financing Activities

Net provided by financing activities was $80.0 million in the three-month period ended December 31, 2012, which mainly consists of (a) $40.8 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $47.5 million we drew down from three of our credit facilities, (c) $20.2 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the third quarter of the year 2012 and (d) $93.5 million net proceeds we received from our follow-on offering in October 2012, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering.

Net cash used in financing activities was $6.2 million in the three-month period ended December 31, 2011, which mainly consists of (a) $40.7 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $57.3 million we drew down from two of our credit facilities and (c) $16.3 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the third quarter of the year 2011.

Results of Operations

Year ended December 31, 2012 compared to the year ended December 31, 2011

During the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, we had an average of 46.8 and 47.8 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the year ended December 31, 2012, we accepted delivery of five secondhand vessels MSC Ulsan, Koroni, Kyparissia, Stadt Luebeck and Messini with an aggregate TEU capacity of 15,352 and we sold four vessels Gather, Gifted, Genius I and Horizon with an aggregate TEU capacity of 9,834. In the year ended December 31, 2011, we accepted delivery of ten secondhand vessels MSC Pylos, Zagora, Marina, Prosper, Konstantina, MSC Sierra II, MSC Namibia II, MSC Sudan II, MSC Romanos and MSC Methoni with an aggregate TEU capacity of 29,242 and we sold six second-hand vessels MSC Sierra, MSC Namibia, MSC Sudan, MSC Fado, MSC Tuscany and Garden, while the vessel Rena was determined to be a constructive total loss ("CTL") for insurance purposes in October 2011, with an aggregate TEU capacity of 13,836. In the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, our fleet ownership days totaled 17,113 and 17,437 days, respectively. Ownership days are the primary driver of voyage revenue and vessels operating expenses and represent the aggregate number of days in a period during which each vessel in our fleet is owned.

                         
    Year ended
December 31,
             
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars, except percentages)  
2011
   
2012
    Change     Percentage
Change
 
       
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 382.2     $ 386.2     $ 4.0     1.0 %
Voyage expenses     (4.2 )     (5.5 )     1.3     31.0 %
Voyage expenses - related parties     (2.9 )     (2.9 )     -     -  
Vessels operating expenses     (110.4 )     (112.5 )     2.1     1.9 %
General and administrative expenses     (5.0 )     (4.0 )     (1.0 )   (20.0 %)
Management fees - related parties     (15.3 )     (15.2 )     (0.1 )   (0.7 %)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (8.1 )     (8.2 )     0.1     1.2 %
Depreciation     (78.8 )     (80.3 )     1.5     1.9 %
Gain/ (Loss) on sale/disposal of vessels     13.1       (2.8 )     (15.9 )   (121.4 %)
Foreign exchange gains/ (losses)     0.1       0.1       -     -  
Interest income     0.5       1.5       1.0     200.0 %
Interest and finance costs     (75.4 )     (74.7 )     (0.7 )   (0.9 %)
Other     0.5       (0.1 )     (0.6 )   (120.0 %)
Gain/ (Loss) on derivative instruments     (8.7 )     (0.5 )     (8.2 )   (94.3 %)
Net Income   $ 87.6     $ 81.1     $          
                     
                     
    Year ended
December 31,
           
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars, except percentages)  
2011
 
2012
  Change     Percentage
Change
 
                           
Voyage revenue   $ 382.2   $ 386.2   $ 4.0     1.0 %
Accrued charter revenue     30.3     6.2     (24.1 )   (79.5 %)
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis   $ 412.5   $ 392.4   $          
                     
    Year ended December 31,            
Fleet operational data  
2011
 
2012
 
Change
    Percentage
Change
 
                     
Average number of vessels   47.8   46.8   (1.0 )   (2.1 %)
Ownership days   17,437   17,113   (324 )   (1.9 %)
Number of vessels underwent dry-dock and special survey during the years   8   9   1     -  
                     

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue increased by 1.0%, or $4.0 million, to $386.2 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $382.2 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. Ownership days decreased by 1.9% or 324 days to 17,113 days during the year ended December 31, 2012, from 17,437 days during the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase in Voyage revenue is mainly due to the fact that larger vessels, chartered on average at higher rates, were employed by the Company during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011. Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), decreased by 4.9%, or $20.1 million, to $392.4 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $412.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The decrease is attributable to decreased charter hire received in accordance with certain escalation clauses of our charters during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011; partly offset by the fact that larger vessels, chartered on average at higher rates, were employed by the Company during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses increased by 31.0%, or $1.3 million, to $5.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $4.2 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase was primarily attributable to the increased off-hire expenses of our fleet, mainly bunkers consumption; partly offset by the decreased third party commissions charged to us during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011.

Voyage Expenses - related parties

Voyage expenses - related parties in the amount of $2.9 million during the years ended December 31, 2012, and 2011, represent fees of 0.75% on voyage revenues charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our management agreement signed on November 3, 2010.

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain or loss under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, increased by 1.9%, or $2.1 million, to $112.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $110.4 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase is partly attributable to the increase of the average vessel size of the fleet during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the same period of 2011; partly offset by the decreased ownership days of our fleet during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the same period of 2011.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses decreased by 20.0%, or $1.0 million, to $4.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $5.0 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The decrease in the year ended December 31, 2012, was mainly attributable to decreased public-company related expenses charged to us compared to the year ended December 31, 2011. Furthermore, General and administrative expenses for the years ended December 31, 2012 and December 31, 2011, include $1.0 million, respectively, for the services of the Company's officers in aggregate charged to us by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. as provided under our management agreement signed on November 3, 2010. 

Management Fees - related parties

Management fees paid to our managers decreased by 0.7%, or $0.1 million, to $15.2 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $15.3 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to the decreased fleet ownership days for the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs for the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011 was $8.2 million and $8.1 million, respectively. During the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, 9 vessels and 8 vessels, respectively, underwent their special surveys.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense increased by 1.9%, or $1.5 million, to $80.3 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $78.8 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase was primarily attributable to the depreciation expense charged for the five larger and younger containerships delivered to us during the year ended December 31, 2012, partly offset by the depreciation expense not charged relating to the four smaller and older vessels sold during the year ended December 31, 2012.

Gain/ (Loss) on Sale/Disposal of Vessels

During the year ended December 31, 2012, we recorded a net loss of $2.8 million mainly from the sale of four vessels (including the effect of the partial reversal of a provision recorded in 2011 for costs associated with the grounding of the vessel Rena). During the year ended December 31, 2011, we recorded in aggregate, on a net basis, a gain of $13.1 million from the sale of six vessels and the "CTL" of the vessel Rena.

Foreign Exchange Gains

Foreign exchange gains amounted to $0.1 million and $0.1 during the years ended December 31, 2012 and 2011, respectively.

Interest Income

During the year ended December 31, 2012, interest income increased by 200.0%, or $1.0 million, to $1.5 million, from $0.5 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The increase in interest income was mainly due to the increased cash deposits in interest bearing accounts during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011, which resulted from the increased average cash balance during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 0.9%, or $0.7 million, to $74.7 million during the year ended December 31, 2012, from $75.4 million during the year ended December 31, 2011. The decrease is partly attributable to the decreased financing costs and capitalized interest in relation with our newbuilding program; partly offset by the increased interest expense charged to us during the year ended December 31, 2012, compared to the year ended December 31, 2011.

Gain/ (Loss) on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 28 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of December 31, 2012, equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of December 31, 2012, the fair value of these 28 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $180.8 million. Twenty-seven of the 28 interest rate derivative instruments that were outstanding as at December 31, 2012, qualified for hedge accounting and the effective portion of the change in their fair value is recorded in "Comprehensive loss". For the year ended December 31, 2012, a loss of $8.5 million has been included in "Comprehensive loss" and a loss of $1.6 million has been included in "Gain (loss) on derivative instruments" in the consolidated statement of income, resulting from the fair market value change of the interest rate derivative instruments during the year ended December 31, 2012.

Cash Flows

Year ended December 31, 2012 and 2011

             
Condensed cash flows   Year ended December 31,  
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)   2011     2012  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 195.2     $ 168.1  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (283.8 )   $ ( 236.5 )
Net Cash Provided by Financing Activities   $ 26.8     $ 237.7  
                 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 decreased by $27.1 million to $168.1 million, compared to $195.2 million for the year ended December 31, 2011. The decrease was primarily attributable to (a) the decreased cash from operations of $20.1 million deriving from escalating charter rates, (b) the increased dry-docking payments of $5.0 million and (c) increased payments for interest (including swap payments) of $3.5 million; partly offset by favorable change in working capital position, excluding the current portion of long-term debt and the accrued charter revenue (representing the difference between cash received in that period and revenue recognized on a straight-line basis) of $1.1 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $236.5 million in the year ended December 31, 2012, which consisted of (a) $191.2 million advance payments for the construction and purchase of ten newbuild vessels, (b) $74.1 million in payments for the acquisition of five secondhand vessels and (c) $28.7 million we received from the sale of four vessels including the advance payment we received from the sale of one vessel for scrap which was delivered to her scrap buyers in January 2013.

Net cash used in investing activities was $283.8 million in the year ended December 31, 2011.

Net Cash Provided By Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $237.7 million in the year ended December 31, 2012, which mainly consisted of (a) $170.2 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $288.6 million we drew down from six of our credit facilities, (c) $73.1 million we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the fourth quarter of the year ended December 31, 2011, first quarter of the year 2012, the second quarter of the year 2012 and the third quarter of the year 2012 and (d) $194.1 million net proceeds we received from our two follow-on offerings in March 2012 and October 2012, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offerings.

Net cash provided by financing activities was $26.8 million in the year ended December 31, 2011, which mainly consists of (a) $124.6 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $226.3 million we drew down from five of our credit facilities and (c) $61.5 million, in aggregate, we paid for dividends to our stockholders for the fourth quarter of the year 2010, the first quarter of the year 2011, the second quarter of the year 2011 and the third quarter of the year 2011.

Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

Cash and cash equivalents

As of December 31, 2012, we had a total cash liquidity of $314.6 million, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash.

Debt-free vessels

As of January 23, 2013, the following vessels were free of debt.

 
Unencumbered Vessels in the water
(refer to fleet list on page 17 for full charter details)
 
Vessel Name   Year
Built
  TEU
Capacity
NAVARINO   2010   8,531
VENETIKO (ex. ACE IRELAND)   2003   5,928
MSC KYOTO   1981   3,876
AKRITAS   1987   3,152
MSC CHALLENGER   1986   2,633
MESSINI   1997   2,458
         

Capital commitments

As of January 23, 2012, we had outstanding commitments relating to our contracted newbuilds aggregating $629.5 million payable in installments until the vessels are delivered. In addition we had $17.8 million outstanding commitment relating to the acquisition of the secondhand vessel Venetiko (ex. Ace Ireland) payable upon delivery of the vessel.

Conference Call details:

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:30 a.m., EST, Costamare's management team will hold a conference call to discuss the financial results.

Participants should dial into the call 10 minutes before the scheduled time using the following numbers: 1(866) 819-7111 (from the US), 0(800) 953-0329 (from the UK) or +(44) (0) 1452 542 301 (from outside the US). Please quote "Costamare."

A replay of the conference call will be available until January 31, 2013. The United States replay number is 1(866) 247-4222; from the UK 0(800) 953-1533; the standard international replay number is (+44) (0) 1452 550 000 and the access code required for the replay is: 25306424#.

Live webcast:

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the Costamare Inc. website (www.costamare.com) under the "Investors" section. Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc. is one of the world's leading owners and providers of containerships for charter. The Company has 38 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 57 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 331,000 TEU, including 10 newbuild containerships on order. Costamare Inc.'s common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "CMRE."

Forward-Looking Statements

This earnings release contains "forward-looking statements". In some cases, you can identify these statements by forward-looking words such as "believe," "intend," "anticipate," "estimate," "project," "forecast," "plan," "potential," "may," "should," "could" and "expect" and similar expressions. These statements are not historical facts but instead represent only Costamare's belief regarding future results, many of which, by their nature, are inherently uncertain and outside of Costamare's control. It is possible that actual results may differ, possibly materially, from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements. For a discussion of some of the risks and important factors that could affect future results, see the discussion in Costamare Inc.'s Annual Report on Form 20-F (File No. 001-34934) under the caption "Risk Factors."

Fleet List

The tables below provide additional information, as of January 23, 2013, about our fleet of 57 containerships, including 10 newbuilds on order. Each vessel is a cellular containership, meaning it is a dedicated container vessel.

                                 
    Vessel Name   Charterer   Year Built   Capacity (TEU)   Time Charter Term (1)   Current Daily Charter Hire (U.S. dollars)   Expiration of Charter (1)   Average Daily Charter Rate Until Earliest Expiry of Charter (U.S. dollars) (2)
1   COSCO GUANGZHOU   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   December 2017   36,400
2   COSCO NINGBO   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   January 2018   36,400
3   COSCO YANTIAN   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   February 2018   36,400
4   COSCO BEIJING   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   36,400   April 2018   36,400
5   COSCO HELLAS   COSCO   2006   9,469   12 years   37,519   May 2018   37,519
6   NAVARINO   Evergreen   2010   8,531   1.5 years   30,950   September 2013   30,950
7   MAERSK KAWASAKI (i)   A.P. Moller-Maersk   1997   7,403   10 years   37,000   December 2017   37,000
8   MAERSK KURE (i)   A.P. Moller-Maersk   1996   7,403   10 years   37,000   December 2017   37,000
9   MAERSK KOKURA (i)   A.P. Moller-Maersk   1997   7,403   10 years   37,000   February 2018   37,000
10   MSC METHONI   MSC   2003   6,724   10 years   29,000   September 2021   29,000
11   SEALAND NEW YORK   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   30,375 (3)   March 2018   27,174
12   MAERSK KOBE   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   38,179 (4)   May 2018   29,383
13   SEALAND WASHINGTON   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   30,375 (5)   June 2018   27,349
14   SEALAND MICHIGAN   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   25,375 (6)   August 2018   25,874
15   SEALAND ILLINOIS   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2000   6,648   11 years   30,375 (7)   October 2018   27,497
16   MAERSK KOLKATA   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2003   6,644   11 years   38,865 (8)   November 2019   31,671
17   MAERSK KINGSTON   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2003   6,644   11 years   38,461 (9)   February 2020   31,780
18   MAERSK KALAMATA   A.P. Moller-Maersk   2003   6,644   11 years   38,418 (10)   April 2020   31,870
19   VENETIKO (ex. ACE IRELAND) (ii)   PIL   2003   5,928   1.0 year   14,500   March 2014   14,500
20   MSC ROMANOS   MSC   2003   5,050   5.3 years   28,000   November 2016   28,000
21   ZIM NEW YORK   ZIM   2002   4,992   13 years   23,150   July 2015(11)   23,150
22   ZIM SHANGHAI   ZIM   2002   4,992   13 years   23,150   August 2015(11)   23,150
23   ZIM PIRAEUS (iii)   ZIM   2004   4,992   10 years   22,150 (12)   March 2014   34,315
24   OAKLAND EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd   2000   4,890   8 years   30,500   September 2016   30,500
25   HALIFAX EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd   2000   4,890   8 years   30,500   October 2016   30,500
26   SINGAPORE EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd   2000   4,890   8 years   30,500   July 2016   30,500
27   MSC MANDRAKI   MSC   1988   4,828   7.8 years   20,000   August 2017   20,000
28   MSC MYKONOS   MSC   1988   4,828   8.2 years   20,000   September 2017   20,000
29   MSC ULSAN   MSC   2002   4,132   5.3 years   16,500   March 2017   16,500
30   MSC ANTWERP   MSC   1993   3,883   4.3 years   17,500   August 2013   17,500
31   MSC KYOTO   MSC   1981   3,876   3.1 years   17,250   June 2013   17,250
32   KORONI   Evergreen   1998   3,842   2 years   10,500 (13)   April 2014   11,225
33   KYPARISSIA   Evergreen   1998   3,842   2 years   10,500 (14)   May 2014   11,268
34   MSC AUSTRIA   MSC   1984   3,584   9.5 years   13,500 (15)   September 2018   13,500
35   KARMEN   Sea Consortium   1991   3,351   1.5 years   7,000   January 2013   7,000
36   MARINA   Evergreen   1992   3,351   1.1 years   8,000   April 2013   8,000
37   KONSTANTINA   Evergreen   1992   3,351   1.0 year   7,550   September 2013   7,550
38   AKRITAS   Hapag Lloyd   1987   3,152   4 years   12,500   August 2014   12,500
39   MSC CHALLENGER   MSC   1986   2,633   4.8 years   10,000   July 2015   10,000
40   MESSINI   Evergreen   1997   2,458   1.5 years   8,100   February 2014   8,100
41   MSC REUNION (iv)   MSC   1992   2,024   6 years   11,500   June 2014   11,500
42   MSC NAMIBIA II (iv)   MSC   1991   2,023   6.8 years   11,500   July 2014   11,500
43   MSC SIERRA II (iv)   MSC   1991   2,023   5.7 years   11,500   June 2014   11,500
44   MSC PYLOS (iv)   MSC   1991   2,020   3 years   11,500   January 2014   11,500
45   PROSPER       1996   1,504                
46   ZAGORA (iv)   MSC   1995   1,162   1.7 years   5,500   April 2013   5,500
47   STADT LUEBECK (v)   CMA CGM   2001   1.078   0.7 years   6,200   April 2013   6,200
                                 

Newbuilds

                 
Vessel Name   Shipyard   Charterer   Expected Delivery
(
based on latest shipyard schedule)
  Capacity
(TEU)
(16)
1   Hull S4010   Sungdong Shipbuilding   MSC   March 2013   8,770
2   Hull S4011   Sungdong Shipbuilding   MSC   March 2013   8,770
3   Hull S4020   Sungdong Shipbuilding   Evergreen   May 2013   8,770
4   Hull S4021   Sungdong Shipbuilding   Evergreen   May 2013   8,770
5   Hull S4022   Sungdong Shipbuilding   Evergreen   July 2013   8,770
6   Hull S4023   Sungdong Shipbuilding   Evergreen   July 2013   8,770
7   Hull S4024   Sungdong Shipbuilding   Evergreen   August 2013   8,770
8   H1068A   Jiangnan Changxing   MSC   November 2013   9,400
9   H1069A   Jiangnan Changxing   MSC   December 2013   9,400
10   H1070A   Jiangnan Changxing   MSC   February 2014   9,400
                     

(1) Charter terms and expiration dates are based on the earliest date charters could expire.
(2) This average rate is calculated based on contracted charter rates for the days remaining between January 23, 2013 and the earliest expiration of each charter. Certain of our charter rates change until their earliest expiration dates, as indicated in the footnotes below.
(3) This charter rate changes on May 8, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(4) This charter rate changes on June 30, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(5) This charter rate changes on August 24, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(6) This charter rate changes on October 20, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(7) This charter rate changes on December 4, 2014 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(8) This charter rate changes on January 13, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(9) This charter rate changes on April 28, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(10) This charter rate changes on June 11, 2016 to $26,100 per day until the earliest redelivery date.
(11) Charterers shall have the option to terminate the charter by giving six months' notice, in which case they will have to make a one-time payment which shall be the $6.9 million reduced proportionately by the amount of time by which the original 3-year extension period is shortened.
(12) The charterer is required to pay approximately $5.0 million no later than July 2016, representing accrued charter hire, the payment of which was deferred.
(13) The charter rate will change to $11,500 per day, starting from May 2013 until the earliest redelivery date.
(14) The charter rate will change to $11,500 per day, starting from June 2013 until the earliest redelivery date.
(15) As from December 1, 2012 until redelivery, the charter rate is to be a minimum of $13,500 per day plus 50% of the difference between the market rate and the charter rate of $13,500. The market rate is to be determined annually based on the Hamburg ConTex type 3500 TEU index published on October 1 of each year until redelivery.
(16) Based on finalized vessel specifications.

(i) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for two periods of 30 months each +/-90 days on the final period performed, at a rate of $41,700 per day.
(ii) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for a period of 12 months at a rate of $28,000 per day.
(iii) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter of the vessel for a period of 12 months +/-60 days at a rate of $27,500 per day.
(iv) Owners have a unilateral option to extend the charters of the vessels for an additional period of two years at market rate, to be defined annually, based on the closest category on the Contex index.
(v) The charterer has a unilateral option to extend the charter for an additional six months after the initial period at a daily rate of $8,500.

   
COSTAMARE INC.  
Consolidated Statements of Income  
   
    Year ended December 31,     Three months ended December 31,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)   2011     2012     2011     2012  
       
                                 
REVENUES:                                
Voyage revenue   $ 382,155     $ 386,155     $ 101,990     $ 95,193  
                                 
EXPENSES:                                
Voyage expenses     (4,218 )     (5,533 )     (898 )     (1,543 )
Voyage expenses - related parties     (2,877 )     (2,873 )     (767 )     (712 )
Vessels' operating expenses     (110,359 )     (112,462 )     (27,047 )     (27,762 )
General and administrative expenses     (4,958 )     (4,045 )     (1,391 )     (959 )
Management fees - related parties     (15,349 )     (15,171 )     (4,074 )     (3,753 )
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (8,139 )     (8,179 )     (2,000 )     (2,162 )
Depreciation     (78,803 )     (80,333 )     (20,711 )     (20,151 )
Gain/ (Loss) on sale of vessels     13,077       (2,796 )     2,306       1,500  
Foreign exchange gains (losses)     133       110       137       (57 )
Operating income   $ 170,662     $ 154,873     $ 47,545     $ 39,594  
                                 
OTHER INCOME (EXPENSES):                                
Interest income   $ 477     $ 1,495     $ 123     $ 322  
Interest and finance costs     (75,441 )     (74,734 )     (19,488 )     (16,894 )
Other     603       (43 )     31       50  
Gain/ (Loss) on derivative instruments     (8,709 )     (462 )     (2,129 )     (141 )
Total other income (expenses)   $ (83,070 )   $ (73,744 )   $ (21,463 )   $ (16,663 )
Net Income   $ 87,592     $ 81,129     $ 26,082     $ 22,931  
                                 
                                 
Earnings per common share, basic and diluted   $ 1.45     $ 1.20     $ 0.43     $ 0.31  
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted     60,300,000       67,612,842       60,300,000       73,658,696  
   
   
COSTAMARE INC.  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
   
    As of December 31,     As of December 31,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)   2011     2012  
    (Audited)        
ASSETS                
CURRENT ASSETS:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 97,996     $ 267,321  
Restricted cash     7,371       5,330  
Receivables     2,150       2,237  
Inventories     9,335       9,398  
Due from related parties     3,585       2,616  
Fair value of derivatives     -       165  
Insurance claims receivable     3,076       1,454  
Accrued charter revenue     13,428       5,100  
Prepayments and other     1,910       1,862  
Vessels held for sale     -       4,441  
Total current assets   $ 138,851     $ 299,924  
FIXED ASSETS, NET:                
Advances for vessels acquisitions   $ 148,373     $ 339,552  
Vessels, net     1,618,887       1,582,345  
Total fixed assets, net   $ 1,767,260     $ 1,921,897  
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:                
Deferred charges, net   $ 32,641     $ 34,099  
Restricted cash     38,707       41,992  
Accrued charter revenue     5,086       13,422  
Total assets   $ 1,982,545     $ 2,311,334  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 153,176     $ 162,169  
Accounts payable     4,057       5,882  
Accrued liabilities     13,455       9,292  
Unearned revenue     6,901       5,595  
Fair value of derivatives     46,481       55,701  
Other current liabilities     2,519       10,772  
Total current liabilities   $ 226,589     $ 249,411  
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Long-term debt, net of current portion   $ 1,290,244     $ 1,399,720  
Fair value of derivatives, net of current portion     125,194       125,110  
Unearned revenue, net of current portion     10,532       16,641  
Total non-current liabilities   $ 1,425,970     $ 1,541,471  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:                
Common stock   $ 6     $ 8  
Additional paid-in capital     519,971       714,100  
Accumulated deficit     (48,854 )     (40,814 )
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (141,137 )     (152,842 )
Total stockholders' equity   $ 329,986     $ 520,452  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 1,982,545     $ 2,311,334  
                 

Contact Information

  • Contacts:

    Company Contact:
    Gregory Zikos
    Chief Financial Officer
    Konstantinos Tsakalidis
    Business Development
    Costamare Inc., Athens, Greece
    Tel: (+30) 210-949-0000
    Email: ir@costamare.com

    Investor Relations Advisor/ Media Contact:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    President
    Capital Link, Inc.
    230 Park Avenue, Suite 1536
    New York, N.Y. 10169
    Tel.: (+1) 212-661-7566
    E-mail: costamare@capitallink.com