SOURCE: Costamare Inc.

Costamare Inc.

July 25, 2017 16:10 ET

Costamare Inc. Reports Results for the Second Quarter and Six-Months Ended June 30, 2017

MONACO--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2017) -  Costamare Inc. ("Costamare" or the "Company") (NYSE: CMRE) today reported unaudited financial results for the second quarter and six-months ended June 30, 2017.

  • Voyage revenues adjusted on a cash basis of $102.2 million and $204.9 million for the three and six-months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.

  • Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders of $20.6 million or $0.21 per share and $41.3 million or $0.44 per share for the three and six-months ended June 30, 2017, respectively.

See "Financial Summary" and "Non-GAAP Measures" below for additional detail 

New Business Developments

A. Vessel deliveries

  • On May 15, 2017 and May 18, 2017, we accepted delivery of the 2014-built 4,957 TEU containerships, Kyparissia and Leonidio, respectively. Both vessels are chartered to Maersk Line through Q4 2024.
  • On May 16, 2017, we accepted delivery of the 2005-built 7,471 TEU containership, Maersk Kowloon. On June 12, 2017, the vessel commenced its 5-year charter with Maersk Line.
  • On May 31, 2017, we accepted delivery of the 11,010 TEU containership Cape Artemisio, from the shipyard, which was acquired pursuant to our joint venture with York. The vessel commenced its charter in June 2017. Costamare holds a 49% interest in the entity that owns the vessel.

B. New financing transactions

  • In June 2017, we entered into two new financing agreements for the 2014-built 4,957 TEU containerships Leonidio and Kyparissia, with a Chinese financial institution.
  • We are currently in discussions for the financing of the 2005-built 7,471 TEU containership, Maersk Kowloon.

C. Follow-on Offering

  • On May 31, 2017, the Company completed a follow-on public offering of 13.5 million shares of its common stock at $7.10 per share, upsized from an initial 12.5 million shares. The gross proceeds from the offering before the underwriting discount and other offering expenses were approximately $95.85 million. Members of the Konstantakopoulos family, who in the aggregate own a majority of the common stock of the Company, purchased $10.0 million of shares in the offering. We plan to use the net proceeds of this offering for capital expenditures, including vessel acquisitions, and for other general corporate purposes, which may include repayments of indebtedness.

D. New charter agreements

  • The Company entered into the following charter agreements:
    • Agreed to extend the charter of the 1995-built, 1,162 TEU containership Zagora with MSC for a period of 11 to 13 months, starting from June 1, 2017, at a daily rate of $6,500.
    • Agreed to charter the 2001-built, 1,078 TEU containership Stadt Luebeck to Sea Consortium, for a period of 25 days to 90 days starting from April 8, 2017, at a daily rate of $6,500. Subsequently, agreed to extend the charter with Sea Consortium for a further period of 1 to 3 months, starting from May 6, 2017, at a daily rate of $6,800.
    • Agreed to extend the charter of the 2000-built, 2,474 TEU containership Areopolis with Evergreen for a period of 3 to 8 months, starting from July 21, 2017, at a daily rate of $8,300.
    • Agreed to extend the charter of the 2002-built, 4,132 TEU containership MSC Ulsan with MSC for a period up to August 20, 2017, starting from June 25, 2017, at a daily rate of $8,000.
    • Agreed to extend the charter of the 2000-built, 1,645 TEU containership Neapolis with Evergreen for a period of 3 to 8 months, starting from June 25, 2017, at a daily rate of $6,900.
    • Agreed to extend the charter of the 1998-built, 1,645 TEU containership Padma with Evergreen for a period of 4 to 8 months, starting from August 21, 2017, at a daily rate of $6,800.

E. Dividend announcements

  • On July 3, 2017, we declared a dividend for the second quarter ended June 30, 2017, of $0.10 per share on our common stock, payable on August 7, 2017, to stockholders of record on July 24, 2017.

  • On July 3, 2017, we declared a dividend of $0.476563 per share on our Series B Preferred Stock, a dividend of $0.531250 per share on our Series C Preferred Stock and a dividend of $0.546875 per share on our Series D Preferred Stock which were all paid on July 17, 2017 to holders of record on July 14, 2017.

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

"During the second quarter the Company delivered solid results.

We recently accepted delivery of three second hand vessels, which have been chartered for periods ranging from 5 to 7 years. During the quarter we entered into debt financing agreements for two of them and we are into discussions regarding the debt finance of the third ship. As of today all of our new building program is fully funded with remaining equity commitments amounting to only US $ 2 million, due in 2018.

On the chartering side, we have no ships laid up. We continue to charter our vessels, having chartered in total 6 ships since the last quarter.

Finally, on the dividend and the Dividend Reinvestment Plan currently in place, members of the founding family, as has been the case since the inception of the plan, have decided to reinvest in full the second quarter cash dividends.

As mentioned in the past, our goal is to strengthen the Company and enhance long term shareholder value. In that respect, we are actively looking at new transactions selectively."

   
   
Financial Summary  
                       
  Six-month period ended June 30,     Three-month period ended June 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data): 2016     2017     2016     2017  
                       
                               
Voyage revenue $ 239,799     $ 210,541     $ 119,525     $ 105,017  
Accrued charter revenue (1) $ (2,067 )   $ (5,599 )   $ (1,615 )   $ (2,808 )
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (2) $ 237,732     $ 204,942     $ 117,910     $ 102,209  
                               
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders (3) $ 63,959     $ 41,349     $ 31,891     $ 20,575  
Weighted Average number of shares   75,474,844       93,851,789       75,549,644       96,635,709  
Adjusted Earnings per share (3) $ 0.85     $ 0.44     $ 0.42     $ 0.21  
                               
Net Income $ 72,038     $ 46,063     $ 37,042     $ 23,048  
Net Income available to common stockholders $ 61,565     $ 35,590     $ 31,776     $ 17,724  
Weighted Average number of shares   75,474,844       93,851,789       75,549,644       96,635,709  
Earnings per share $ 0.82     $ 0.38     $ 0.42     $ 0.18  
                               

(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 and during the last years of such charter cash received will exceed revenue recognized on a straight line basis.
(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 ("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 available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are non- GAAP measures. Refer to the reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income.

Non-GAAP Measures

The Company reports its financial results in accordance with U.S. 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. The tables below set out supplemental financial data and corresponding reconciliations to GAAP financial measures for the three and six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016. Non-GAAP financial measures should be viewed in addition to, and not as an alternative for, voyage revenue or net income as determined in accordance with GAAP. Non-GAAP financial measures include (i) Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (reconciled above), (ii) Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and (iii) Adjusted Earnings per Share.

   
Reconciliation of Net Income to Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share  
                       
  Six-month period ended June 30,     Three-month period ended June 30,  
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share data) 2016     2017     2016     2017  
               
Net Income $ 72,038     $ 46,063     $ 37,042     $ 23,048  
Earnings allocated to Preferred Stock   (10,473 )     (10,473 )     (5,266 )     (5,324 )
Net Income available to common stockholders   61,565       35,590       31,776       17,724  
Accrued charter revenue   (2,067 )     (5,599 )     (1,615 )     (2,808 )
General and administrative expenses - non-cash component   2,746       2,078       1,402       1,094  
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net   2,477       4,320       1,239       2,162  
Realized Gain on Euro/USD forward contracts (1)   (678 )     (181 )     (439 )     (213 )
Loss on sale / disposals of vessels   -       3,638       -       -  
Loss on vessel held for sale   -       2,732       -       2,732  
Gain on derivative instruments, excluding interest accrued and realized on non-hedging derivative instruments (1)   (84 )     (1,229 )     (472 )     (116 )
Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders $ 63,959     $ 41,349     $ 31,891     $ 20,575  
Adjusted Earnings per Share $ 0.85     $ 0.44     $ 0.42     $ 0.21  
Weighted average number of shares   75,474,844       93,851,789       75,549,644       96,635,709  
                               

Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share represent Net Income after earnings allocated to preferred stock, but before non-cash "Accrued charter revenue" recorded under charters with escalating charter rates, realized loss / (gain) on Euro/USD forward contracts, loss on sale / disposal of vessels, loss on vessel held for sale, general and administrative expenses - non-cash component, amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net and non-cash changes in fair value of derivatives. "Accrued charter revenue" is attributed to the timing difference between the revenue recognition and the cash collection. However, Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders and Adjusted Earnings per Share are not recognized measurements under U.S. GAAP. We believe that the presentation of Adjusted Net Income available to common stockholders 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 available to common stockholders 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 available to common stockholders 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 available to common stockholders 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 available to common stockholders 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 available to common stockholders 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.

(1) Items to consider for comparability include gains and charges. Gains positively impacting Net Income are reflected as deductions to Adjusted Net Income. Charges negatively impacting Net Income are reflected as increases to Adjusted Net Income.

Results of Operations

Three-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2016

During the three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, we had an average of 52.5 and 54.0 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 we accepted delivery of the secondhand containerships Leonidio, Kyparissia and Maersk Kowloon with an aggregate capacity of 17,385 TEU. In the three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, our fleet ownership days totaled 4,778 and 4,914 days, respectively. Ownership days are one of the primary drivers 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.

                   

(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages) 
  Three-month period ended
June 30,
             
2016     2017     Change     Percentage Change  
       
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 119.5     $ 105.0     $ (14.5 )   (12.1 %)
Voyage expenses     (0.5 )     (0.9 )     0.4     80.0 %
Voyage expenses - related parties     (0.9 )     (0.8 )     (0.1 )   (11.1 %)
Vessels' operating expenses     (25.5 )     (25.5 )     -     -  
General and administrative expenses     (1.6 )     (1.6 )     -     -  
Management fees - related parties     (4.8 )     (4.7 )     (0.1 )   (2.1 %)
General and administrative expenses - non-cash component     (1.4 )     (1.1 )     (0.3 )   (21.4 %)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (2.0 )     (2.0 )     -     -  
Depreciation     (25.3 )     (24.4 )     (0.9 )   (3.6 %)
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net     (1.2 )     (2.2 )     1.0     83.3 %
Loss on vessel held for sale     -       (2.7 )     2.7     n.m.  
Foreign exchange losses     (0.1 )     -       (0.1 )   (100.0 %)
Interest income     0.4       0.5       0.1     25.0 %
Interest and finance costs     (17.8 )     (17.4 )     (0.4 )   (2.2 %)
Equity gain / (loss) on investments     (0.2 )     0.7       0.9     n.m.  
Other     -       0.3       0.3     n.m.  
Loss on derivative instruments     (1.6 )     (0.2 )     (1.4 )   (87.5 %)
Net Income   $ 37.0     $ 23.0                
                         
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Three-month period ended
June 30,
             
2016     2017     Change     Percentage Change  
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 119.5     $ 105.0     $ (14.5 )   (12.1 %)
Accrued charter revenue     (1.6 )     (2.8 )     1.2     75.0 %
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis   $ 117.9     $ 102.2     $ (15.7 )   (13.3 %)
                               
                     
Vessels' operational data   Three-month period ended
June 30,
           
2016   2017   Change     Percentage Change  
                     
Average number of vessels   54.0   52.5   (1.5 )   (2.8 %)
Ownership days   4,914   4,778   (136 )   (2.8 %)
Number of vessels under dry-docking   3   2   (1 )      
                     

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue decreased by 12.1%, or $14.5 million, to $105.0 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $119.5 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to decreased charter rates for certain of our vessels and revenue not earned by three vessels sold for demolition (one vessel in August 2016 and two vessels during the first quarter of 2017) which was partly offset by revenue earned by three secondhand vessels acquired during the second quarter of 2017 and decreased off-hire costs of our fleet during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. 

Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), decreased by 13.3%, or $15.7 million, to $102.2 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $117.9 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. Accrued charter revenue for the three month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2017, amounted to $1.6 million and $2.8 million respectively.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses were $0.9 million and $0.5 million, during the three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Voyage expenses mainly include (i) off-hire expenses of our vessels, mainly related to fuel consumption and (ii) third party commissions.

Voyage Expenses - related parties

Voyage expenses - related parties in the amount of $0.8 million and $0.9 million during the three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, represent fees of 0.75% in the aggregate on voyage revenues charged by Costamare Shipping Company S.A. ("Costamare Shipping") and by Costamare Shipping Services Ltd. ("Costamare Services") pursuant to the Framework Agreement between Costamare Shipping and us dated November 2, 2015 (the "Framework Agreement"), the Services Agreement between Costamare Services and our vessel-owning subsidiaries dated November 2, 2015 (the "Services Agreement") and the individual ship-management agreements pertaining to each vessel. 

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain / (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, were $25.5 million during the three-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2017.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $1.6 million for each of the three-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2017 and both include $0.63 million which is part of the annual fee that Costamare Services receives based on the Services Agreement.

Management Fees - related parties

Management fees paid to our managers were $4.7 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 and $4.8 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. Such fees are pursuant to the Framework Agreement, in effect from November 2, 2015.

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 amounted to $1.1 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on June 30, 2017, pursuant to the Services Agreement. For the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, the general and administrative expenses - non-cash component amounted to $1.4 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on June 30, 2016 pursuant to the Services Agreement.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $2.0 million for each of the three-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2017. During the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, two vessels underwent and completed their special survey. During the three-month period ended June 30, 2016 three vessels underwent and completed their special survey.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense decreased by 3.6% or $0.9 million, to $24.4 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $25.3 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease was mainly attributable to depreciation expense not charged during the three month period ended June 30, 2017, due to the sale of three vessels during 2016 and the first quarter of 2017; partly offset by the depreciation charged during the three month period ended June 30, 2017, due to the acquisition of three secondhand containerships.

Amortization of Prepaid Lease Rentals, net

Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $2.2 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017. Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $1.2 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Loss on vessel held for sale

During the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, we recorded a loss on vessel held for sale of $2.7 million representing the expected loss from sale for demolition of one of our vessels during the next twelve month period.

Foreign Exchange Losses

Foreign exchange losses were nil and $0.1 million during the three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest Income

Interest income amounted to $0.5 million and $0.4 million for the three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 2.2%, or $0.4 million, to $17.4 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $17.8 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease is partly attributable to the decreased average loan balance during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Equity Gain / (Loss) on Investments

During the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, we recorded an equity gain on investments of $0.7 million representing our share of the net gain of 18 jointly owned companies pursuant to the Framework Deed dated May 15, 2013, as amended and restated on May 18, 2015 (the "Framework Deed"), between the Company and a wholly-owned subsidiary on the one hand, and York Capital Management Global Advisors LLC and an affiliated fund (collectively, together with the funds it manages or advises, "York") on the other hand. During the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, we recorded an equity loss on investments of $0.2 million. The increase is mainly attributable to the income generated by certain newbuild vessels that were delivered from the shipyard during 2016 and commenced their charters; partly off-set by losses related to certain newbuild vessels that were delivered in 2016 and 2017 and commenced their commercial operations in the second quarter of 2017. We hold a range of 25% to 49% of the capital stock of the companies jointly owned pursuant to the Framework Deed.

Loss on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 17 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of June 30, 2017 equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of June 30, 2017, the fair value of these 17 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $7.7 million. The effective portion of the change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that qualified for hedge accounting is recorded in "Other Comprehensive Income" ("OCI") while the ineffective portion is recorded in the consolidated statements of income. The change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that did not qualify for hedge accounting is recorded in the consolidated statement of income. For the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, a net gain of $1.1 million has been included in OCI and a net loss of $0.6 million has been included in 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 June 30, 2017.

   
Cash Flows  
Three-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016  
   
Condensed cash flows   Three-month period ended June 30,  
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)   2016     2017  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 62.4     $ 46.3  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (7.2 )   $ (55.7 )
Net Cash Provided by / (Used in) Financing Activities   $ (36.6 )   $ 63.9  
                 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, decreased by $16.1 million to $46.3 million, compared to $62.4 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decreased cash from operations of $15.7 million and increased payments for interest (including swap payments) during the period of $1.6 million; partly off-set by decreased special survey costs of $2.2 million during the three-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the three-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $55.7 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2017. This amount includes payments for the acquisition of three secondhand vessels and payments for working capital injected into certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed.

Net cash used in investing activities was $7.2 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of $4.2 million for an advance payment for the construction of one newbuild vessel, ordered pursuant to the Framework Deed and $1.6 million in payments for upgrades to one of our vessels.

Net Cash Provided by / (Used in) Financing Activities

Net cash provided by financing activities was $63.9 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2017, which mainly consisted of (a) $91.7 million we received from our follow-on offering in May 2017, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering, (b) $18.3 million net payments relating to our credit facilities and to our sale and leaseback transactions, (c) $3.6 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the first quarter of 2017 and (d) $1.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 7.625% Series B Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series B Preferred Stock"), $2.1 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.500% Series C Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series C Preferred Stock") and $2.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.75% Series D Cumulative Redeemable Perpetual Preferred Stock ("Series D Preferred Stock"), for the period from January 15, 2017 to April 14, 2017.

Net cash used in financing activities was $36.6 million in the three-month period ended June 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of (a) $44.8 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $3.6 million we repaid relating to our sale and leaseback agreements, (c) $39.0 million that we drew down from one of our credit facilities, (d) $21.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the first quarter of 2016 and (e) $1.0 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 7.625% Series B Preferred Stock, $2.1 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.500% Series C Preferred Stock and $2.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our 8.75% Series D Preferred Stock, for the period from January 15, 2016 to April 14, 2016.

Six-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2016

During the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, we had an average of 52.2 and 54.0 vessels, respectively, in our fleet. In the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, we accepted delivery of the secondhand containerships Leonidio, Kyparissia and Maersk Kowloon with an aggregate capacity of 17,385 TEU and we sold the container vessels Romanos and the Marina with an aggregate capacity of 8,401 TEU. In the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, our fleet ownership days totaled 9,456 and 9,828 days, respectively. Ownership days are one of the primary drivers 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.

                   
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Six-month period ended June 30,              
2016     2017     Change     Percentage
Change
 
         
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 239.8     $ 210.5     $ (29.3 )   (12.2 %)
Voyage expenses     (1.0 )     (1.6 )     0.6     60.0 %
Voyage expenses - related parties     (1.8 )     (1.6 )     (0.2 )   (11.1 %)
Vessels' operating expenses     (52.5 )     (50.8 )     (1.7 )   (3.2 %)
General and administrative expenses     (2.9 )     (2.8 )     (0.1 )   (3.4 %)
Management fees - related parties     (9.6 )     (9.4 )     (0.2 )   (2.1 %)
General and administrative expenses - non-cash component     (2.7 )     (2.1 )     (0.6 )   (22.2 %)
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (3.9 )     (3.9 )     -     -  
Depreciation     (50.6 )     (48.5 )     (2.1 )   (4.2 %)
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net     (2.5 )     (4.3 )     1.8     72.0 %
Loss on sale / disposal of vessels     -       (3.6 )     3.6     n.m.  
Loss on vessel held for sale     -       (2.7 )     2.7     n.m.  
Foreign exchange losses     (0.2 )     -       (0.2 )   (100.0 %)
Interest income     0.7       1.1       0.4     57.1 %
Interest and finance costs     (36.7 )     (35.3 )     (1.4 )   (3.8 %)
Equity gain / (loss) on investments     (0.4 )     0.9       1.3     n.m.  
Other     0.6       0.6       -     -  
Loss on derivative instruments     (4.3 )     (0.4 )     (3.9 )   (90.7 %)
Net Income   $ 72.0     $ 46.1                
                               
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars,
except percentages)
  Six-month period ended June 30,              
2016     2017     Change     Percentage
Change
 
                               
Voyage revenue   $ 239.8     $ 210.5     $ (29.3 )   (12.2 %)
Accrued charter revenue     (2.1 )     (5.6 )     3.5     166.7 %
Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis   $ 237.7     $ 204.9     $ (32.8 )   (13.8 %)
                               
Vessels' operational data   Six-month period ended June 30,            
2016   2017   Change      Percentage
Change
 
                     
Average number of vessels   54.0   52.2   (1.8 )   (3.3 %)
Ownership days   9,828   9,456   (372 )   (3.8 %)
Number of vessels under dry-docking   6   3   (3 )      
                     

Voyage Revenue

Voyage revenue decreased by 12.2%, or $29.3 million, to $210.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $239.8 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to (i) decreased charter rates for certain of our vessels, (ii) revenue not earned by three vessels sold for demolition (one vessel in August 2016 and two vessels during the first quarter of 2017) and (iii) revenue not earned due to decreased calendar days by one day during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 (181 calendar days) compared to the six month period ended June 30, 2016 (182 calendar days); partly offset by decreased off-hire days of our fleet during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2016 and revenue earned by three secondhand vessels acquired during the second quarter of 2017. 

Voyage revenue adjusted on a cash basis (which eliminates non-cash "Accrued charter revenue"), decreased by 13.8%, or $32.8 million, to $204.9 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $237.7 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016. Accrued charter revenue for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2016 and 2017, amounted to $2.1 million and $5.6 million respectively.

Voyage Expenses

Voyage expenses were $1.6 million and $1.0 million, during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively. Voyage expenses mainly include (i) off-hire expenses of our vessels, mainly related to fuel consumption and (ii) third party commissions.

Voyage Expenses - related parties

Voyage expenses - related parties in the amount of $1.6 million and $1.8 million during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively, represent fees of 0.75% in the aggregate on voyage revenues charged by Costamare Shipping and by Costamare Services pursuant to the Framework Agreement, the Services Agreement and the individual ship-management agreements pertaining to each vessel. 

Vessels' Operating Expenses

Vessels' operating expenses, which also include the realized gain / (loss) under derivative contracts entered into in relation to foreign currency exposure, decreased by 3.2%, or $1.7 million, to $50.8 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $52.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016.

General and Administrative Expenses

General and administrative expenses were $2.8 million and $2.9 million during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively and both include $1.3 million which is part of the annual fee that Costamare Services receives based on the Services Agreement.

Management Fees - related parties

Management fees paid to our managers were $9.4 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 and $9.6 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016. Such fees are pursuant to the Framework Agreement, in effect from November 2, 2015.

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component

General and administrative expenses - non-cash component for the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 amounted to $2.1 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on March 30, 2017 and June 30, 2017, pursuant to the Services Agreement. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, the general and administrative expenses - non-cash component amounted to $2.7 million, representing the value of the shares issued to Costamare Services on March 31, 2016 and June 30, 2016 pursuant to the Services Agreement.

Amortization of Dry-docking and Special Survey Costs

Amortization of deferred dry-docking and special survey costs was $3.9 million for each of the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, three vessels underwent and completed their special survey. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2016 six vessels underwent and completed their special survey.

Depreciation

Depreciation expense decreased by 4.2% or $2.1 million, to $48.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $50.6 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease was mainly attributable (i) to decreased calendar days by one day during the six month period ended June 30, 2017 (181 calendar days) compared to the six month period ended June 30, 2016 (182 calendar days) and (ii) to depreciation expense not charged during the six month period ended June 30, 2017, due to the sale of three vessels during 2016 and the first quarter of 2017; partly offset by the depreciation charged on the three secondhand containerships acquired during the second quarter of 2017.

Amortization of Prepaid Lease Rentals, net

Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $4.3 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017. Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net was $2.5 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Loss on sale / disposal of vessels

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, we recorded a loss of $3.0 million from the sale of the vessel Marina and a loss of $0.6 million from the sale of the vessel Romanos which was classified as Asset held for sale as at December 31, 2016. There were no vessels disposed of during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Loss on vessel held for sale

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, we recorded a loss on vessel held for sale of $2.7 million representing the expected loss from sale for demolition of one of our vessels during the next twelve-month period.

Foreign Exchange Losses

Foreign exchange losses were nil and $0.2 million during the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest Income

Interest income amounted to $1.1 million and $0.7 million for the six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016, respectively.

Interest and Finance Costs

Interest and finance costs decreased by 3.8%, or $1.4 million, to $35.3 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, from $36.7 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease is partly attributable to the decreased average loan balance during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2016.

Equity Gain / (Loss) on Investments

During the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 we recorded an equity gain on investments of $0.9 million representing our share of the net gain of 18 jointly owned companies pursuant to the Framework Deed. During the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, we recorded an equity loss on investments of $0.4 million. The increase is mainly attributable to the income generated by certain newbuild vessels that were delivered from the shipyard during 2016 and commenced their charters; partly off-set by losses related to certain newbuild vessels that were delivered in 2016 and 2017, and commenced their commercial operations in the second quarter of 2017. We hold a range of 25% to 49% of the capital stock of the companies jointly owned pursuant to the Framework Deed.

Loss on Derivative Instruments

The fair value of our 17 interest rate derivative instruments which were outstanding as of June 30, 2017 equates to the amount that would be paid by us or to us should those instruments be terminated. As of June 30, 2017, the fair value of these 17 interest rate derivative instruments in aggregate amounted to a liability of $7.7 million. The effective portion of the change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that qualified for hedge accounting is recorded in OCI while the ineffective portion is recorded in the consolidated statements of income. The change in the fair value of the interest rate derivative instruments that did not qualify for hedge accounting is recorded in the consolidated statement of income. For the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, a net gain of $5.1 million has been included in OCI and a net loss of $0.9 million has been included in 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 six-month period ended June 30, 2017.

   
Cash Flows  
Six-month periods ended June 30, 2017 and 2016  
   
Condensed cash flows   Six-month period ended June 30,  
(Expressed in millions of U.S. dollars)   2016     2017  
Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities   $ 119.8     $ 99.1  
Net Cash Used in Investing Activities   $ (14.2 )   $ (51.4 )
Net Cash Used in Financing Activities   $ (105.9 )   $ (17.7 )
                 

Net Cash Provided by Operating Activities

Net cash flows provided by operating activities for the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, decreased by $20.7 million to $99.1 million, compared to $119.8 million for the six-month period ended June 30, 2016. The decrease is mainly attributable to the decreased cash from operations of $32.8 million; partly off-set by decreased special survey costs of $4.1 million during the six-month period ended June 30, 2017 compared to the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, decreased payments for interest (including swap payments) during the period of $1.8 million and the 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 $1.6 million.

Net Cash Used in Investing Activities

Net cash used in investing activities was $51.4 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, which consisted of payments for the acquisition of three secondhand vessels and payments for working capital injected into certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed (net of dividend distributions we received); partly off-set by proceeds we received from the sale of two vessels.

Net cash used in investing activities was $14.2 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of (i) $11.0 million (net of $2.7 million we received as dividend distributions) in advance payments for the construction of two newbuild vessels, the acquisition of a secondhand vessel and working capital injection in certain entities pursuant to the Framework Deed and (ii) $1.6 million in payments for upgrades to one of our vessels.

Net Cash Used in Financing Activities

Net cash used in financing activities was $17.7 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2017, which mainly consisted of (a) $91.7 million we received from our follow-on offering in May 2017, net of underwriting discounts and expenses incurred in the offering, (b) $93.2 million net payments relating to our credit facilities and to our sale and leaseback transactions, (c) $7.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the fourth quarter of 2016 and the first quarter of 2017 and (d) $1.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series B Preferred Stock, $4.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series C Preferred Stock and $4.4 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series D Preferred Stock, for the periods from October 15, 2016 to January 14, 2017 and January 15, 2017 to April 14, 2017.

Net cash used in financing activities was $105.9 million in the six-month period ended June 30, 2016, which mainly consisted of (a) $92.6 million of indebtedness that we repaid, (b) $7.1 million we repaid relating to our sale and leaseback agreements, (c) $39 million that we drew down from one of our credit facilities, (d) $43.8 million we paid for dividends to holders of our common stock for the fourth quarter of 2015 and first quarter of 2016 and (e) $1.9 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series B Preferred Stock, $4.2 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series C Preferred Stock and $4.4 million we paid for dividends to holders of our Series D Preferred Stock, for each of the periods from October 15, 2015 to January 14, 2016 and January 15, 2016 to April 14, 2016.

Liquidity and Capital Expenditures

Cash and cash equivalents

As of June 30, 2017, we had a total cash liquidity of $238.0 million, consisting of cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash.

Debt-free vessels

As of July 25, 2017, the following vessels were free of debt.

 
Unencumbered Vessels
(Refer to fleet list for full details)
 
Vessel Name   Year
Built
  TEU
Capacity
MAERSK KOWLOON   2005   7,471
ELAFONISSOS (*)   1999   2,526
MONEMVASIA (*)   1998   2,472
ARKADIA (*)   2001   1,550

(*) Vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed with York.

Capital commitments

As of July 25, 2017, we had outstanding equity commitments relating to two contracted newbuilds aggregating approximately $2.1 million payable until the vessels are delivered in 2018. The amount represents our interest in the relevant jointly-owned entities under the Framework Deed.

Conference Call details:

On Wednesday, July 26, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. ET, 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: 1-844-887-9405 (from the US), 0808- 238-9064 (from the UK) or +1-412-317-9258 (from outside the US). Please quote "Costamare". A replay of the conference call will be available until August 26, 2017. The United States replay number is +1-877-344-7529; the standard international replay number is +1-412-317-0088; and the access code required for the replay is: 10105977.

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 43 years of history in the international shipping industry and a fleet of 72 containerships, with a total capacity of approximately 473,000 TEU, including two newbuild containerships to be delivered. Eighteen of our containerships, including two newbuilds on order, have been acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed with York Capital Management by vessel-owning joint venture entities in which we hold a minority equity interest. The Company's common stock, Series B Preferred Stock, Series C Preferred Stock and Series D Preferred Stock trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbols "CMRE", "CMRE PR B", "CMRE PR C" and "CMRE PR D", respectively.

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 July 25, 2017, about our fleet of containerships, including our newbuilds on order, the vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed and those vessels subject to sale and leaseback agreements. Each vessel is a cellular containership, meaning it is a dedicated container vessel.

               
  Vessel Name   Charterer Year Built Capacity (TEU) Current Daily Charter Rate (U.S. dollars) Expiration of Charter(1)
1 TRITON(i)(ii)   Evergreen 2016 14,424 (*) March 2026
2 TITAN(i)(ii)   Evergreen 2016 14,424 (*) April 2026
3 TALOS(i)(ii)   Evergreen 2016 14,424 (*) July 2026
4 TAURUS(i)(ii)   Evergreen 2016 14,424 (*) August 2026
5 THESEUS(i)(ii)   Evergreen 2016 14,424 (*) August 2026
6 CAPE AKRITAS(i)   (**) 2016 11,010 (**) (**)
7 CAPE TAINARO(i)   (**) 2017 11,010 (**) (**)
8 CAPE KORTIA(i)   (**) 2017 11,010 (**) (**)
9 CAPE SOUNIO(i)   (**) 2017 11,010 (**) (**)
10 CAPE ARTEMISIO(i)   (**) 2017 11,010 (**) (**)
11 COSCO GUANGZHOU   COSCO 2006 9,469 36,400 December 2017
12 COSCO NINGBO   COSCO 2006 9,469 36,400 January 2018
13 COSCO YANTIAN   COSCO 2006 9,469 36,400 February 2018
14 COSCO BEIJING   COSCO 2006 9,469 36,400 April 2018
15 COSCO HELLAS   COSCO 2006 9,469 37,519 May 2018
16 MSC AZOV(ii)   MSC 2014 9,403 43,000 December 2023
17 MSC AJACCIO(ii)   MSC 2014 9,403 43,000 February 2024
18 MSC AMALFI(ii)   MSC 2014 9,403 43,000 March 2024
19 MSC ATHENS(ii)   MSC 2013 8,827 42,000 January 2023
20 MSC ATHOS(ii)   MSC 2013 8,827 42,000 February 2023
21 VALOR   Evergreen 2013 8,827 41,700 April 2020(3)
22 VALUE   Evergreen 2013 8,827 41,700 April 2020(3)
23 VALIANT   Evergreen 2013 8,827 41,700 June 2020(3)
24 VALENCE   Evergreen 2013 8,827 41,700 July 2020(3)
25 VANTAGE   Evergreen 2013 8,827 41,700 September 2020(3)
26 NAVARINO   PIL 2010 8,531 9,000 November 2017
27 MAERSK KOWLOON   Maersk 2005 7,471 16,000 June 2022
28 MAERSK KAWASAKI   Maersk 1997 7,403 14,000 September 2017(4)
29 MAERSK KURE   Maersk 1996 7,403 10,500 August 2017(4)
30 MAERSK KOKURA   Maersk 1997 7,403 10,500 August 2017(4)
31 MSC METHONI   MSC 2003 6,724 29,000 September 2021
32 SEALAND NEW YORK   Maersk 2000 6,648 26,100 March 2018
33 MAERSK KOBE   Maersk 2000 6,648 26,100 May 2018
34 SEALAND WASHINGTON   Maersk 2000 6,648 26,100 June 2018
35 SEALAND MICHIGAN   Maersk 2000 6,648 26,100 August 2018
36 SEALAND ILLINOIS   Maersk 2000 6,648 26,100 October 2018
37 MSC KOLKATA   Maersk 2003 6,644 26,100 November 2019
38 MSC KINGSTON   Maersk 2003 6,644 26,100 February 2020
39 MSC KALAMATA   Maersk 2003 6,644 26,100 April 2020
40 VENETIKO   Hapag Lloyd 2003 5,928 6,600 August 2017
41 ENSENADA (i)   PIL 2001 5,576 6,950 September 2017
42 ZIM NEW YORK   ZIM 2002 4,992 7,736 September 2018(5)
43 ZIM SHANGHAI   ZIM 2002 4,992 7,736 September 2018(5)
44 PIRAEUS   TS Lines 2004 4,992 5,100 August 2017
45 LEONIDIO(ii)   Maersk 2014 4,957 14,200(6) December 2024
46 KYPARISSIA(ii)   Maersk 2014 4,957 14,200(7) November 2024
47 OAKLAND EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd 2000 4,890 5,500 July 2017-January 2018(8)
48 HALIFAX EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd 2000 4,890 5,500 July 2017-January 2018(8)
49 SINGAPORE EXPRESS   Hapag Lloyd 2000 4,890 5,500 July 2017-January 2018(8)
50 MANDRAKI   Delta 1988 4,828 - August 2017
51 MSC MYKONOS   MSC 1988 4,828 20,000 September 2017
52 MSC ULSAN   MSC 2002 4,132 8,000 September 2017
53 MSC KORONI   MSC 1998 3,842 13,500(9) September 2018
54 ITEA   ACL 1998 3,842 7,250 September 2017
55 LAKONIA   Evergreen 2004 2,586 5,800 August 2017
56 ELAFONISOS(i)   MSC 1999 2,526 6,200 February 2018
57 AREOPOLIS   Evergreen 2000 2,474 8,300 October 2017
58 MONEMVASIA(i)   Maersk 1998 2,472 9,250 November 2021
59 MESSINI   Evergreen 1997 2,458 5,800 September 2017
60 MSC REUNION   MSC 1992 2,024 6,800 July 2018
61 MSC NAMIBIA II   MSC 1991 2,023 6,800 July 2018
62 MSC SIERRA II   MSC 1991 2,023 6,800 June 2018
63 MSC PYLOS   MSC 1991 2,020 6,000 January 2018
64 PADMA(i)   Evergreen 1998 1,645 7,000(10) December 2017
65 NEAPOLIS   Evergreen 2000 1,645 6,900 September 2017
66 ARKADIA(i)   Evergreen 2001 1,550 10,600 August 2017
67 PROSPER   Sea Consortium 1996 1,504 6,750 August 2017
68 ZAGORA   MSC 1995 1,162 6,500 May 2018
69 PETALIDI(i)   CMA CGM 1994 1,162 6,950 August 2017
70 STADT LUEBECK   Sea Consortium 2001 1,078 6,800 August 2017
               
     Newbuilds                
                     
   
Vessel Name
 
Shipyard
 
Capacity (TEU)
 
Charterer
  Expected Delivery(2)
1   YZJ1206(i) (ii)   Jiangsu New Yangzi   3,800   Hamburg Süd   Q1 2018
2   YZJ1207 (i) (ii)   Jiangsu New Yangzi   3,800   Hamburg Süd   Q2 2018
                     
(1) Charter terms and expiration dates are based on the earliest date charters could expire. Amounts set out for current daily charter rate are the amounts contained in the charter contracts.
(2) Based on latest shipyard construction schedule, subject to change.
(3) Assumes exercise of owner's unilateral options to extend the charter of these vessels for two one year periods at the same charter rate. The charterer also has corresponding options to unilaterally extend the charter for the same periods at the same charter rate
(4) Based on an agreement with the charterers, the vessels will be redelivered to the Company earlier than the original redelivery date, which was in December 2017 for Maersk Kure and Maersk Kawasaki and February 2018 for Maersk Kokura. The expiration dates shown above, are the new earliest redelivery dates. Charterers have the option to employ each of the vessels for an additional period of up to six months, commencing on the new redelivery date, paying a daily hire rate of $10,500 per day per vessel for the first two months and $14,000 per day per vessel thereafter. Charterers exercised their two aforementioned consecutive options to employ Maersk Kawasaki and have so far exercised their option to employ Maersk Kure and Maersk Kokura for two months. Charterers have the option to employ Maersk Kure and Maersk Kokura for an additional four months.
(5) The amounts in the table reflect the current charter terms, giving effect to our agreement with Zim under its 2014 restructuring plan. Based on this agreement, we have been granted charter extensions and have been issued equity securities representing 1.2% of Zim's equity and approximately $8.2 million in interest bearing notes maturing in 2023. In May 2017, the Company exercised its option to extend the charters of Zim New York and Zim Shanghai pursuant to its option for a one year period at market rate plus $1,100 per day per vessel while the notes remain outstanding. The rate for this third optional year is expected to be determined early in October 2017.
(6) This charter rate will start on December 7, 2017. From delivery of the vessel until December 7, 2017, the charter rate will be $6,000 per day.
(7) This charter rate will start on November 24, 2017. From delivery of the vessel until November 24, 2017, the charter rate will be $6,000 per day.
(8) Charterers have at their option chartered two of the three vessels for a period of 7 to 13 months and the third vessel for a period of 3 to 13 months.
(9) 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.
(10) This charter rate will change on August 21, 2017 to $6,800 per day.
   
(i) Denotes vessels acquired pursuant to the Framework Deed. The Company holds an equity interest ranging between 25% and 49% in each of the vessel-owning entities.
(ii) Denotes vessels subject to a sale and leaseback transaction
   
(*) Denotes current daily charter rates that are treated as confidential.
(**) Denotes newbuild vessels chartered for periods of up to 12 months at an average rate of about $18,000 per day.
   
   
   
COSTAMARE INC.  
Consolidated Statements of Income  
   
    Six-months ended
June 30,
    Three-months ended
June 30,
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars, except share and per share amounts)   2016     2017     2016     2017  
         
                                 
REVENUES:                                
Voyage revenue   $ 239,799     $ 210,541     $ 119,525     $ 105,017  
                                 
EXPENSES:                                
Voyage expenses     (1,040 )     (1,573 )     (468 )     (878 )
Voyage expenses - related parties     (1,798 )     (1,579 )     (896 )     (788 )
Vessels' operating expenses     (52,459 )     (50,847 )     (25,468 )     (25,512 )
General and administrative expenses     (2,868 )     (2,804 )     (1,642 )     (1,622 )
Management fees - related parties     (9,570 )     (9,387 )     (4,785 )     (4,655 )
General and administrative expenses - non-cash component     (2,746 )     (2,078 )     (1,402 )     (1,094 )
Amortization of dry-docking and special survey costs     (3,940 )     (3,911 )     (2,006 )     (2,012 )
Depreciation     (50,569 )     (48,515 )     (25,288 )     (24,440 )
Amortization of prepaid lease rentals, net     (2,477 )     (4,320 )     (1,239 )     (2,162 )
Loss on sale / disposal of vessels     -       (3,638 )     -       -  
Loss on vessel held for sale     -       (2,732 )     -       (2,732 )
Foreign exchange gains / (losses)     (229 )     31       (105 )     (12 )
Operating income   $ 112,103     $ 79,188     $ 56,226     $ 39,110  
                                 
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):                                
Interest income   $ 737     $ 1,116     $ 376     $ 545  
Interest and finance costs     (36,676 )     (35,338 )     (17,770 )     (17,437 )
Equity gain / (loss) on investments     (405 )     887       (198 )     682  
Other     538       606       40       368  
Loss on derivative instruments     (4,259 )     (396 )     (1,632 )     (220 )
Total other income / (expenses)   $ (40,065 )   $ (33,125 )   $ (19,184 )   $ (16,062 )
Net Income   $ 72,038     $ 46,063     $ 37,042     $ 23,048  
Earnings allocated to Preferred Stock     (10,473 )     (10,473 )     (5,266 )     (5,324 )
Net Income available to common stockholders   $ 61,565     $ 35,590     $ 31,776     $ 17,724  
                                 
                                 
Earnings per common share, basic and diluted   $ 0.82     $ 0.38     $ 0.42     $ 0.18  
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted     75,474,844       93,851,789       75,549,644       96,635,709  
                                 
                                 
                                 
COSTAMARE INC.  
Consolidated Balance Sheets  
   
    As of December 31,     As of
June 30,
 
(Expressed in thousands of U.S. dollars)   2016     2017  
ASSETS         (Unaudited)  
CURRENT ASSETS:                
Cash and cash equivalents   $ 164,898     $ 195,023  
Restricted cash     6,882       6,462  
Accounts receivable     971       3,916  
Inventories     11,415       10,360  
Due from related parties     3,447       3,928  
Fair value of derivatives     -       416  
Insurance claims receivable     2,886       2,722  
Prepaid lease rentals     8,752       8,752  
Asset held for sale     6,256       7,035  
Accrued charter revenue     408       391  
Prepayments and other     3,914       4,007  
Total current assets   $ 209,829     $ 243,012  
FIXED ASSETS, NET:                
Capital leased assets   $ 384,872     $ 422,603  
Vessels, net     1,688,285       1,643,985  
Total fixed assets, net   $ 2,073,157     $ 2,066,588  
NON-CURRENT ASSETS:                
Equity method investments   $ 153,126     $ 160,789  
Prepaid lease rentals, non-current     51,670       47,330  
Deferred charges, net     20,367       18,256  
Accounts receivable, non-current     1,575       1,725  
Restricted cash     38,783       36,480  
Fair value of derivatives, non-current     762       2,186  
Accrued charter revenue     185       -  
Other non-current assets     8,970       9,191  
Total assets   $ 2,558,424     $ 2,585,557  
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY                
CURRENT LIABILITIES:                
Current portion of long-term debt   $ 198,277     $ 180,961  
Accounts payable     3,848       4,642  
Due to related parties     191       218  
Capital lease obligations     29,059       32,351  
Accrued liabilities     11,109       11,488  
Unearned revenue     19,668       17,087  
Fair value of derivatives     16,161       9,927  
Other current liabilities     1,673       1,615  
Total current liabilities   $ 279,986     $ 258,289  
NON-CURRENT LIABILITIES                
Long-term debt, net of current portion   $ 856,330     $ 754,482  
Capital lease obligations, net of current portion     331,196       356,233  
Unearned revenue, net of current portion     16,488       14,948  
Total non-current liabilities   $ 1,204,014     $ 1,125,663  
COMMITMENTS AND CONTINGENCIES                
STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY:                
Preferred stock   $ -     $ -  
Common stock     9       10  
Additional paid-in capital     1,057,423       1,162,148  
Retained earnings     31,416       48,745  
Accumulated other comprehensive loss     (14,424 )     (9,298 )
Total stockholders' equity   $ 1,074,424     $ 1,201,605  
Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 2,558,424     $ 2,585,557