SOURCE: DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc.

August 06, 2015 16:02 ET

DryShips Inc. Reports Financial and Operating Results for the Second Quarter 2015

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Aug 6, 2015) - DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or DryShips or the Company, an international provider of marine transportation services for drybulk and petroleum cargoes, and through its affiliate, Ocean Rig UDW Inc., or Ocean Rig, of offshore deepwater drilling services, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Second Quarter 2015 Financial Highlights

  • For the second quarter of 2015, the Company reported a net loss of $1.44 billion, or $2.17 basic and diluted loss per share.

    Included in the second quarter 2015 results are:

    • A one-time non-cash loss of $1.35 billion, or $2.03 per share, as a result of the deconsolidation of Ocean Rig.

    • Impairment charge on one drybulk vessel, of $83.9 million, or $0.13 per share.

    • Other non-cash losses related to the previously announced settlement of receivables and new employment entered into with one of our charterers, of $45.8 million, or $0.07 per share.

  • Excluding these items, the Company's net results would have amounted to a net income of $36.5 million, or $0.06 per share. (1)

  • The Company reported Adjusted EBITDA of $243.4 million for the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $248.8 million for the second quarter of 2014. (2)

Recent Highlights

  • On July 30, 2015, the Company reached an agreement with Ocean Rig to exchange the remaining outstanding balance of $80.0 million owed to Ocean Rig under the $120.0 million Exchangeable Promissory Note, for 17,777,778 shares of Ocean Rig owned by the Company.

  • On July 30, 2015, Ocean Rig's Board of Directors decided to suspend its quarterly dividend until market conditions improve.

  • As of August 6, 2015, the tankers Saga, Belmar, Lipari, Bordeira and Petalidi were delivered to their new owners.

(1)The net result includes Ocean Rig results up to June 8, 2015, which were also adjusted for the minority interests of 42.24% not owned by DryShips Inc. common stockholders.
(2)Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure; please see later in this press release for reconciliation to net income.

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

"Dryships second quarter results were burdened with one-off non-cash losses mainly associated with the deconsolidation of Ocean Rig. More recently, our stake in Ocean Rig has fallen even further as a result of the settlement of the $120 million promissory note by means of shares of Ocean Rig. Following the consummation of the transaction, Dryships will continue to remain the largest single shareholder in Ocean Rig with an approximately 40% direct ownership.

"We are currently focused on the delivery of our tankers to their new owners. We have already delivered 3 Suezmax tankers and 2 Aframax tankers and we expect to deliver the remaining 5 tankers by the end of September 2015.

"Going forward, Dryships' cashflow will be driven solely by the conditions of the drybulk market, given also the recent dividend suspension announced by Ocean Rig. We believe that the recent improvement in the drybulk market, while helpful, does not significantly change our outlook for a challenging environment in the next 18 months, and we remain prepared for the uncertainty ahead."

Financial Review: 2015 Second Quarter - Drilling segment included up to June 8, 2015

The Company recorded net loss of $1.44 billion, or $2.17 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, as compared to a net loss of $5.6 million, or $0.01 basic and diluted loss per share, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014. Adjusted EBITDA(1) was $243.4 million for the second quarter of 2015, as compared to $248.8 million for the same period in 2014.

For the drybulk carrier segment, net voyage revenues (voyage revenues minus voyage expenses) amounted to $37.4(3) million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $41.7 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014. For the tanker segment, net voyage revenues amounted to $39.2 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $14.2 million for the same period in 2014. For the offshore drilling segment, revenues from drilling contracts decreased by $117.7 million to $323.7 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $441.4 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014.

Total vessels', drilling rigs' and drillships' operating expenses and total depreciation and amortization decreased to $136.2 million and to $90.8 million, respectively, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, from $213.0 million and $112.7 million, respectively, for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014. Total general and administrative expenses decreased to $31.5 million in the second quarter of 2015, from $41.5 million during the same period in 2014.

Interest and finance costs, net of interest income, amounted to $69.9 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2015, compared to $86.0 million for the three-month period ended June 30, 2014.

The Time Charter Equivalent(2), or TCE, rate for our drybulk fleet was $10,813 per day per vessel in the three month period ended June 30, 2015, as compared to $12,064 per day per vessel in the corresponding period of 2014. The Time Charter Equivalent, or TCE, rate for our tanker fleet was $43,221 per day per vessel in the three month period ended June 30, 2015 which is a significant improvement compared to the $15,650 per day per vessel TCE rate in the corresponding period of 2014.

(1) Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure; please see later in this press release for reconciliation to net income.
(2) Time Charter Equivalent is a non-GAAP measure; please see later in this press release for definition.
(3) Does not include accrual for the provision of the purchase options and write off in overdue receivables under certain time charter agreements.

Fleet List

The table below describes our fleet profile as of August 6, 2015:

                         
    Year           Gross rate   Redelivery    
    Built   DWT   Type   Per day   Earliest   Latest
Drybulk fleet                        
                         
Capesize:                        
Rangiroa   2013   206,026   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Negonego   2013   206,097   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Fakarava   2012   206,152   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Raiatea   2011   179,078   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Mystic   2008   170,040   Capesize   $52,310   Aug-18   Dec-18
Robusto   2006   173,949   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Cohiba   2006   174,234   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Montecristo   2005   180,263   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Flecha   2004   170,012   Capesize   $55,000   Jul-18   Nov-18
Manasota   2004   171,061   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Partagas   2004   173,880   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Alameda   2001   170,662   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
Capri   2001   172,579   Capesize   $12,500   Aug-19   Feb-20
                         
Panamax:                        
Raraka   2012   76,037   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Woolloomooloo   2012   76,064   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Amalfi   2009   75,206   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Rapallo   2009   75,123   Panamax   T/C Index linked   Jul-16   Sep-16
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
Saldanha   2004   75,707   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Sorrento   2004   76,633   Panamax   $24,500   Aug-21   Dec-21
Mendocino   2002   76,623   Panamax   T/C Index linked   Sep-16   Nov-16
Bargara   2002   74,832   Panamax   T/C Index linked   Sep-16   Nov-16
Oregon   2002   74,204   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Ecola   2001   73,931   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Samatan   2001   74,823   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Sonoma   2001   74,786   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Capitola   2001   74,816   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Levanto   2001   73,925   Panamax   T/C Index linked   Aug-16   Oct-16
Maganari   2001   75,941   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Coronado   2000   75,706   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
Topeka   2000   74,716   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Ocean Crystal   1999   73,688   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Helena   1999   73,744   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
                         
Supramax:                        
Byron   2003   51,118   Supramax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Galveston   2002   51,201   Supramax   Spot   N/A   N/A
                         
                         
    Year Built/or           Gross rate   Redelivery    
    Scheduled Delivery   DWT   Type   Per day   Earliest   Latest
                         
Tanker fleet                        
Suezmax:                        
Vilamoura(1)   2011   158,622   Suezmax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Aframax:                        
Alicante(1)   2013   115,708   Aframax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Mareta(1)   2013   115,796   Aframax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Calida(1)   2012   115,812   Aframax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Daytona(1)   2011   115,896   Aframax   Spot   N/A   N/A
                         

(1) Sold, expect to be delivered to new owners during Q3 2015.

Drilling Rigs/Drillships:

Total backlog as of August 3, 2015 amounted to $4.3 billion.

             
Unit   Year built/ or Scheduled Delivery   Redelivery   Operating Area
             
Leiv Eiriksson   2001   Q1 - 16   Norwegian Continental Shelf
Eirik Raude   2002   Q4 - 15   Falkland Islands
Ocean Rig Corcovado   2011   Q2 - 18   Brazil
Ocean Rig Olympia   2011   Q2 - 16(1)   Angola
Ocean Rig Poseidon   2011   Q2 - 17   Angola
Ocean Rig Mykonos   2011   Q1 - 18   Brazil
Ocean Rig Mylos   2013   Q3 - 16   Brazil
Ocean Rig Skyros   2013   Q3 - 21   Angola
Ocean Rig Athena   2014   Q2 - 17   Angola
Ocean Rig Apollo   2015   Q2 - 18   West Africa
Newbuildings            
             
Ocean Rig Santorini   Q2 2016   N/A   N/A
Ocean Rig Crete   Q1 2018   N/A   N/A
Ocean Rig Amorgos   Q1 2019   N/A   N/A
             

(1) Total E&P Angola has redelivered the Ocean Rig Olympia on completion of its well on March 9, 2015 and ahead of the contractual redelivery date of August 2015. We are presently in discussions with Total EP Angola and intend to legally defend our rights should we fail to reach an amicable solution.

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

Drybulk   Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2014     2015     2014     2015  
Average number of vessels(1)     38.7       39.0       38.4       39.0  
Total voyage days for vessels(2)     3,453       3,458       6,791       6,864  
Total calendar days for vessels(3)     3,526       3,549       6,946       7,059  
Fleet utilization(4)     97.9 %     97.4 %     97.8 %     97.2 %
Time charter equivalent(5)   $ 12,064     $ 10,813     $ 12,801     $ 10,675  
Vessel operating expenses (daily)(6)   $ 6,602     $ 6,543     $ 6,466     $ 6,450  
                                 
                                 
Tanker   Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2014     2015     2014     2015  
Average number of vessels(1)     10.0       10.0       10.0       10.0  
Total voyage days for vessels(2)     910       906       1,810       1,806  
Total calendar days for vessels(3)     910       910       1,810       1,810  
Fleet utilization(4)     100.0 %     99.6 %     100.0 %     99.8 %
Time charter equivalent(5)   $ 15,650     $ 43,221     $ 20,190     $ 39,225  
Vessel operating expenses (daily)(6)   $ 7,286     $ 6,955     $ 7,215     $ 6,751  
                                 

(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 days.
(3) Calendar days are the total number of days the vessels were in our possession for the relevant period including dry-docking 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 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 June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2014     2015     2014     2015  
Voyage revenues(7)   $ 49,616     $ 42,239     $ 103,024     $ 87,839  
Voyage expenses     (7,960 )     (4,847 )     (16,092 )     (14,567 )
Time charter equivalent revenues   $ 41,656     $ 37,392     $ 86,932     $ 73,272  
Total voyage days for fleet     3,453       3,458       6,791       6,864  
Time charter equivalent TCE   $ 12,064     $ 10,813     $ 12,801     $ 10,675  
                                 
                                 
Tanker   Three Months Ended June 30,     Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2014     2015     2014     2015  
Voyage revenues   $ 36,624     $ 54,814     $ 79,938     $ 104,879  
Voyage expenses     (22,383 )     (15,656 )     (43,394 )     (34,038 )
Time charter equivalent revenues   $ 14,241     $ 39,158     $ 36,544     $ 70,841  
Total voyage days for fleet     910       906       1,810       1,806  
Time charter equivalent TCE   $ 15,650     $ 43,221     $ 20,190     $ 39,225  
   
   
   
DryShips Inc.  
   
Financial Statements  
Unaudited Interim Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations  
   
(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars except for share and per share data)  
Three Months Ended June 30,
    Six Months Ended June 30,  
    2014     2015     2014     2015  
                                 
REVENUES:                                
Voyage revenues   $ 86,240     $ 79,460     $ 182,962     $ 169,488  
Revenues from drilling contracts     441,433       323,722       802,197       725,805  
      527,673       403,182       985,159       895,293  
                                 
EXPENSES:                                
Voyage expenses     30,343       20,503       59,486       48,605  
Vessel operating expenses     29,907       29,550       57,970       57,750  
Drilling rigs and drillships operating expenses     183,089       106,696       334,604       259,623  
Depreciation and amortization     112,658       90,840       219,935       209,536  
Vessels impairment and other     -       112,178       -       168,809  
General and administrative expenses     41,544       31,519       90,635       74,807  
Legal settlements and other, net     (734 )     (2,173 )     870       (2,803 )
                                 
Operating income     130,866       14,069       221,659       78,966  
                                 
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):                                
Interest and finance costs, net of interest income     (86,042 )     (69,860 )     (200,293 )     (146,348 )
Loss on interest rate swaps     (9,628 )     (1,768 )     (12,403 )     (11,448 )
Other, net     2,642       (4,506 )     2,538       (6,435 )
Income taxes     (15,142 )     (17,341 )     (23,933 )     (36,931 )
Total other expenses, net     (108,170 )     (93,475 )     (234,091 )     (201,162 )
                                 
Net income/(loss)     22,696       (79,406 )     (12,432 )     (122,196 )
                                 
Loss due to deconsolidation of Ocean Rig     -       (1,347,106 )     -       (1,347,106 )
Equity in earnings of affiliate     -       8,851       -       8,851  
Net income attributable to Non controlling interests     (28,330 )     (22,662 )     (27,753 )     (39,029 )
                                 
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc.   $ (5,634 )   $ (1,440,323 )   $ (40,185 )   $ (1,499,480 )
                                 
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc. common stockholders     (5,749 )     (1,440,515 )     (40,300 )     (1,499,745 )
Loss per common share, basic and diluted   $ (0.01 )   $ (2.17 )   $ (0.10 )   $ (2.26 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted     413,097,655       664,830,988       411,363,240       664,830,988  
                                 
 
 
DryShips Inc.
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)   December 31, 2014   June 30, 2015
             
ASSETS            
             
  Cash, cash equivalents and restricted cash (current and non-current)   $ 658,936   $ 40,729
  Vessels held for sale     -     530,640
  Other current assets     568,341     104,345
  Advances for vessels and drillships under construction and related costs     623,984     -
  Vessels, net     2,141,617     1,416,225
  Drilling rigs, drillships, machinery and equipment, net     6,259,747     -
  Investment in affiliate     -     523,067
  Other non-current assets     118,978     930
  Total assets     10,371,603     2,615,936
             
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
             
             
  Total debt     5,517,613     1,001,774
  Total other liabilities     563,602     165,444
  Total stockholders' equity     4,290,388     1,448,718
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 10,371,603   $ 2,615,936
             
 

Adjusted EBITDA Reconciliation

Adjusted EBITDA represents earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization, vessel 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 June 30, 2014     Three Months Ended June 30, 2015     Six Months Ended June 30, 2014     Six Months Ended June 30, 2015  
                                 
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc.   $ (5,634 )   $ (1,440,323 )   $ (40,185 )   $ (1,499,480 )
                                 
Add: Net interest expense     86,042       69,860       200,293       146,348  
Add: Depreciation and amortization     112,658       90,840       219,935       209,536  
Add: Dry-dockings and class survey costs     2,663       4,412       5,322       8,249  
Add: Impairment losses and other     -       129,771       -       192,039  
Add: Loss due to deconsolidation of Ocean Rig     -       1,347,106       -       1,347,106  
Add: Income taxes     15,142       17,341       23,933       36,931  
Add: Loss on interest rate swaps     9,628       1,768       12,403       11,448  
Add: Net income attributable to Non controlling interests     28,330       22,662       27,753       39,029  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 248,829     $ 243,437     $ 449,454     $ 491,206  
                                 
                                 

Conference Call and Webcast: August 7, 2015

As announced, the Company's management team will host a conference call on Friday, August 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time to discuss the Company's financial results.

Conference Call Details

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 "DryShips."

A replay of the conference call will be available until August 14, 2015. 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 55 00 00 and the access code required for the replay is: 2133051#.

A replay of the conference call will also be available on the Company's website at www.dryships.com under the Investor Relations section.

Slides and Audio Webcast

There will also be a simultaneous live webcast over the Internet, through the DryShips Inc. website (www.dryships.com). Participants to the live webcast should register on the website approximately 10 minutes prior to the start of the webcast.

About DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc. is an owner of drybulk carriers and tankers that operate worldwide. DryShips also has as an affiliate Ocean Rig, an offshore deepwater drilling services, which owns and operates 13 offshore ultra deepwater drilling units, comprising of 2 ultra deepwater semisubmersible drilling rigs and 11 ultra deepwater drillships, 1 of which is scheduled to be delivered to Ocean Rig during 2016, 1 of which is scheduled to be delivered during 2018 and 1 of which is scheduled to be delivered during 2019. DryShips owns a fleet of 39 drybulk carriers, comprising 13 Capesize, 24 Panamax and 2 Supramax with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 4.3 million tons, and 5 Aframax tankers, comprising 1 Suezmax and 4 Aframax, with a combined deadweight tonnage of over 0.6 million tons.

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

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

Forward-Looking Statement

Matters discussed in this 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 our records and other data available from third parties. Although we believe that these assumptions were reasonable when made, because these assumptions are inherently subject to significant uncertainties and contingencies which are difficult or impossible to predict and are beyond our control, we cannot assure you that it will achieve or accomplish these expectations, beliefs or projections.

Important factors that, in our view, could cause actual results to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements include the strength of world economies and currencies, general market conditions, including changes in charter rates and dayrates and vessel and drilling dayrates and drybulk vessel, drilling rig and drillship values, failure of a seller to deliver one or more vessels or drilling units, drillships or drybulk vessels, failure of a buyer to accept delivery of a drilling rig, drillship, or vessel, inability to procure acquisition financing, default by one or more customers, changes in demand for drybulk commodities or oil, changes in demand that may affect attitudes of time charterers and customer drilling programs, scheduled and unscheduled drydockings and upgrades, changes in our operating expenses, including bunker prices, drydocking and insurance costs, complications associated with repairing and replacing equipment in remote locations, limitations on insurance coverage, such as war risk coverage, in certain areas, changes in governmental rules and regulations or actions taken by regulatory authorities, potential liability from pending or future litigation, changes in tax laws, treaties and regulations, tax assessments and liabilities for tax issues, domestic and international political conditions, potential disruption of shipping routes due to accidents and political events or acts by terrorists.

Risks and uncertainties are further described in reports filed by DryShips Inc. with the U.S. 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