SOURCE: DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc.

February 07, 2017 16:05 ET

DryShips Inc. Reports Financial and Operating Results for the Fourth Quarter 2016

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Feb 7, 2017) - DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or DryShips or the Company, a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the quarter ended December 31, 2016.

Updated Key Information as of February 7, 2017:

  • Cash and cash equivalents about $243.0 million, (or $6.70 per share)

  • Book value of Vessels, net about $95.3 million

  • 3rd Party Loans about $16.5 million

  • Sifnos Loan Facility balance about $142.9 million

  • Sifnos Loan available liquidity about $57.1 million

  • Number of Shares Outstanding 36,253,866

George Economou, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, commented:

"We are pleased to have put 2016 behind us. Having now restored our balance sheet and successfully raised over $300 million in new equity in the last 12 months, DryShips is in a unique position to opportunistically acquire vessels at prices close to historic lows."

Fleet List

The table below describes our fleet profile as of February 7, 2017:

    Year           Gross rate   Redelivery    
    Built   DWT   Type   Per day   Earliest   Latest
Drybulk fleet                        
                         
Panamax:                        
Raraka   2012   76,037   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Rapallo   2009   75,123   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Catalina   2005   74,432   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Majorca   2005   74,477   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Ligari   2004   75,583   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Mendocino   2002   76,623   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Bargara   2002   74,832   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Ecola   2001   73,931   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Capitola   2001   74,816   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Levanto   2001   73,925   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Maganari   2001   75,941   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Marbella   2000   72,561   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Redondo   2000   74,716   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
                         
Offshore Supply fleet                        
                         
Platform Supply Vessels:                        
Crescendo   2012   1,457   PSV   Laid up   N/A   N/A
Vega Corona   2012   1,430   PSV   Idle   N/A   N/A
Oil Spill Recovery Vessels:                        
Indigo   2013   1,393   OSRV   Laid up   N/A   N/A
Vega Jaanca   2012   1,393   OSRV   T/C   Jul.-17   Jul.-21
Vega Emtoli   2012   1,363   OSRV   T/C   May-17   May-21
Jubilee   2012   1,317   OSRV   Laid up   N/A   N/A
                         
Gas Carrier fleet                        
                         
Newbuildings:       CBM                
Very Large Gas Carrier (1)   2017   78,700   VLGC   $30,000   Jun.-22   Jun.-25
                         

(1) Expected to be delivered during June 2017.

Drybulk Carrier Segment Summary Operating Data (unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except average daily results)

Drybulk Three Months Ended December 31,   Year Ended December 31,
  2015   2016   2015   2016
Average number of vessels(1) 26.5   15.2   35.8   19.4
Total voyage days for vessels(2) 2,341   1,221   12,562   6,404
Total calendar days for vessels(3) 2,434   1,394   13,060   7,116
Fleet utilization(4) 96.2%   87.6%   96.2%   90.0%
Time charter equivalent(5) $5,097   $5,444   $9,171   $3,658
Vessel operating expenses (daily)(6) $6,528   $4,772   $6,715   $4,826

(1) Average number of vessels is the number of vessels that constituted our fleet for the relevant period, as measured by the sum of the number of days each vessel was a part of our fleet during the period divided by the number of calendar days in that period.
(2) Total voyage days for fleet are the total days the vessels were in our possession for the relevant period net of dry-docking and laid-up days.
(3) Calendar days are the total number of days the vessels were in our possession for the relevant period including dry-docking days and laid-up days.
(4) Fleet utilization is the percentage of time that our vessels were available for revenue generating voyage days, and is determined by dividing voyage days by fleet calendar days for the relevant period.
(5) Time charter equivalent, or TCE, is a measure of the average daily revenue performance of a vessel on a per voyage basis. Our method of calculating TCE is consistent with industry standards and is determined by dividing voyage revenues (net of voyage expenses) by voyage days for the relevant time period. Voyage expenses primarily consist of port, canal and fuel costs that are unique to a particular voyage and are paid by the charterer under a time charter contract, as well as commissions. TCE revenues, a non-U.S. GAAP measure, provides additional meaningful information in conjunction with revenues from our vessels, the most directly comparable U.S. GAAP measure, because it assists our management in making decisions regarding the deployment and use of its vessels and in evaluating their financial performance. TCE is also a standard shipping industry performance measure used primarily to compare period-to-period changes in a shipping company's performance despite changes in the mix of charter types (i.e., spot charters, time charters and bareboat charters) under which the vessels may be employed between the periods. Please see below for a reconciliation of TCE rates to voyage revenues.
(6) Daily vessel operating expenses, which includes crew costs, provisions, deck and engine stores, lubricating oil, insurance, maintenance and repairs is calculated by dividing vessel operating expenses by fleet calendar days net of laid-up days for the relevant time period.
(7) Does not include accrual for the provision of the purchase options and write off in overdue receivables under certain time charter agreements.

(In thousands of U.S. dollars, except for TCE rate, which is expressed in Dollars, and voyage days)

Drybulk   Three Months Ended December 31,     Year Ended December 31,
    2015     2016     2015     2016
Voyage revenues(7) $ 15,660   $ 8,745   $ 138,828   $ 30,777
Voyage expenses   (3,729)     (2,098)     (23,619)     (7,349)
Time charter equivalent revenues $ 11,931   $ 6,647   $ 115,209   $ 23,428
Total voyage days for fleet   2,341     1,221     12,562     6,404
Time charter equivalent TCE $ 5,097   $ 5,444   $ 9,171   $ 3,658
   
   
DryShips Inc.  
   
Financial Statements  
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
   
(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)
Three Months Ended December 31,
    Year Ended December 31,  
  2015     2016     2015     2016  
                               
REVENUES:                              
Voyage revenues $ 23,766     $ 12,844     $ 244,020     $ 51,934  
Revenues from drilling contracts   -       -       725,805       -  
    23,766       12,844       969,825       51,934  
                               
EXPENSES:                              
Voyage expenses   4,385       2,461       65,286       9,209  
Vessel operating expenses   20,271       9,009       111,451       45,563  
Drilling units operating expenses   -       -       259,623       -  
Depreciation and amortization   672       871       227,652       3,466  
Vessels impairment, (gain)/loss on sales and other   119,054       64,507       1,085,357       106,343  
Goodwill impairment charge   -       7,002       -       7,002  
General and administrative expenses   14,814       14,333       104,912       39,708  
Other, net   (145 )     1,014       (2,948 )     (258 )
                               
Operating loss   (135,285 )     (86,353 )     (881,508 )     (159,099 )
                               
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):                              
Interest and finance costs, net of interest income   (3,020 )     (1,713 )     (171,605 )     (8,776 )
Gain on debt restructuring   -       10,465       -       10,477  
(Gain)/loss on interest rate swaps   718       -       (11,601 )     403  
Other, net   (2,617 )     102       (9,275 )     (199 )
Income taxes   (188 )     (17 )     (37,119 )     (38 )
Total other income/(expenses), net   (5,107 )     8,837       (229,600 )     1,867  
                               
Net loss   (140,392 )     (77,516 )     (1,111,108 )     (157,232 )
                               
Loss due to deconsolidation of Ocean Rig   -       -       (1,347,106 )     -  
Equity in losses of Ocean Rig   (387,281 )     -       (349,872 )     (41,454 )
Net (income)/loss attributable to Non controlling interests   54       -       (38,975 )     -  
                               
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc. $ (527,619 )   $ (77,516 )   $ (2,847,061 )   $ (198,686 )
                               
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc. common stockholders   (527,619 )     (84,607 )     (2,847,631 )     (206,381 )
Loss per common share, basic and diluted (1)(2) $ (9,518.31 )   $ (54.16 )   $ (51,389.22 )   $ (464.76 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted (1)(2)   55,432       1,562,258       55,413       444,056  
                               

(1) Shares and per share data for 2015 give effect to a cumulative 1-for-1,500 reverse stock split.
(2) Shares and per share data give effect to the 1-for-8 reverse stock split, approved on January 18, 2017, which became effective on January 23, 2017.

 
DryShips Inc.
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars) December 31, 2015   December 31, 2016
           
ASSETS          
           
  Cash, cash equivalents, including restricted cash (current and non-current) $ 15,026   $ 76,774
  Assets held for sale   216,026     -
  Other current assets   38,015     19,906
  Vessels, net   96,428     95,550
  Investment in affiliate   91,410     -
  Other non-current assets   19,147     1,500
  Total assets   476,052     193,730
           
           
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY          
           
           
  Total debt   236,942     133,428
  Liabilities held for sale   104,366     -
  Total other liabilities   13,332     10,528
  Total stockholders' equity   121,412     49,774
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity $ 476,052   $ 193,730
 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, goodwill, vessel and investment impairments and certain other non-cash items as described below, dry-dockings, class survey costs and gains or losses on interest rate swaps. Adjusted EBITDA does not represent and should not be considered as an alternative to net income or cash flow from operations, as determined by United States generally accepted accounting principles, or U.S. GAAP, and our calculation of adjusted EBITDA may not be comparable to that reported by other companies. Adjusted EBITDA is included herein because it is a basis upon which the Company measures its operations. Adjusted EBITDA is also used by our lenders as a measure of our compliance with certain covenants contained in our loan agreements and because the Company believes that it presents useful information to investors regarding a company's ability to service and/or incur indebtedness.

The following table reconciles net loss to Adjusted EBITDA:

(Dollars in thousands) Three Months Ended December 31, 2015     Three Months Ended December 31, 2016     Year Ended December 31, 2015     Year Ended December 31, 2016  
                               
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc. $ (527,619 )   $ (77,516 )   $ (2,847,061 )   $ (198,686 )
                               
Add: Net interest expense   3,020       1,713       171,605       8,776  
Add: Depreciation and amortization   672       871       227,652       3,466  
Add: Dry-dockings and class survey costs   3,393       -       23,686       181  
Add: Impairments losses, (gain)/loss on sales and other   119,054       64,507       1,108,587       106,343  
Add: Goodwill impairment charge   -       7,002       -       7,002  
Add: Loss due to deconsolidation of Ocean Rig   -       -       1,347,106       -  
Add: Gain on debt restructuring   -       (10,465 )     -       (10,477 )
Add: Income taxes   188       17       37,119       38  
Add: (Gain)/Loss on interest rate swaps   (718 )     -       11,601       (403 )
Add: Equity in losses of affiliate   387,281       -       349,872       41,454  
Add: Net income/(loss) attributable to Non controlling interests   (54 )     -       38,975       -  
Adjusted EBITDA $ (14,783 )   $ (13,871 )   $ 469,142     $ (42,306 )
                               

About DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc. is a diversified owner of ocean going cargo vessels that operate worldwide. The Company owns a fleet of 13 Panamax drybulk carriers with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 1.0 million tons, 1 Very Large Gas Carrier newbuilding and 6 offshore supply vessels, comprising 2 platform supply and 4 oil spill recovery vessels.

DryShips' common stock is listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market where it trades under the symbol "DRYS."

Visit the Company's website at www.dryships.com

Forward-Looking Statement

Matters discussed in this press release may constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides safe harbor protections for forward-looking statements in order to encourage companies to provide prospective information about their business. The Company desires to take advantage of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and is including this cautionary statement in connection with such safe harbor legislation.

Forward-looking statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies, future events or performance, and underlying assumptions and other statements, which are other than statements of historical facts. The forward-looking statements in this release are based upon various assumptions, many of which are based, in turn, upon further assumptions, including without limitation, management's examination of historical operating trends, data contained in the Company's records and other data available from third parties. Although the Company believes that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond the Company's control, the Company cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important factors that, in the Company's view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the factors related to the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter rates and vessel values, failure of a seller or shipyard to deliver one or more vessels, failure of a buyer to accept delivery of a vessel, our inability to procure acquisition financing, default by one or more charterers of our ships, changes in demand for drybulk or LPG commodities, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers, scheduled and unscheduled drydocking, changes in our voyage and operating expenses, including bunker prices, dry-docking and insurance costs, changes in governmental rules and regulations, changes in our relationships with the lenders under our debt agreements, potential liability from pending or future litigation, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents, international hostilities and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by DryShips Inc. with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 20-F.

Contact Information

  • Investor Relations / Media:
    Nicolas Bornozis
    Capital Link, Inc. (New York)
    Tel. 212-661-7566
    E-mail: dryships@capitallink.com