SOURCE: DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc.

November 09, 2016 16:05 ET

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

ATHENS, GREECE--(Marketwired - Nov 9, 2016) - DryShips Inc. (NASDAQ: DRYS), or DryShips or the Company, an international owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels, today announced its unaudited financial and operating results for the quarter ended September 30, 2016.

Third Quarter 2016 Financial Highlights

  • For the third quarter of 2016, the Company reported a net loss of $5.2 million, or $7.70 basic and diluted loss per share. (1)

  • The Company reported a negative Adjusted EBITDA of $7.9 million for the third quarter of 2016. (2)

Recent Highlights

  • On November 7, 2016, our previously sold to unaffiliated buyer Panamax vessel Ocean Crystal was delivered to its new owners. All of the gross proceeds from the sale were used to pay down the associated loan facility.

  • On August 10, 2016, the previously announced option for the registered direct offering of 5,000 Series C Convertible Preferred Warrants to purchase 5,000 Series C Convertible Preferred Shares was exercised. The total net proceeds from the offering, after deducting offering fees and expenses, were approximately $5.0 million. As of November 9, 2016, 2,813 of the Company's 5,000 Series C Convertible Preferred stock, were converted to 433,552 common shares (6,503,278 before 1-for-15 reverse stock split), including the respective dividends.

Bank Update / Liquidity

The Company is presently engaged in discussions with its lenders for the restructuring of its bank facilities. Three of these bank facilities have matured and the Company has not made the final balloon installment. For the remaining bank facilities, the Company has elected to suspend principal and interest payments to preserve cash liquidity.

     
(1)   Shares and per share data give effect to the 1-for-15 reverse stock split, approved on October 26, 2016, which became effective on November 1, 2016.
(2)   Adjusted EBITDA is a non-GAAP measure; please see later in this press release for reconciliation to net loss.
     

Fleet List

The table below describes our fleet profile as of November 9, 2016:

    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
Sorrento(1)   2004   76,633   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Mendocino   2002   76,623   Panamax   T/C Index linked   Nov-16   Dec-16
Bargara   2002   74,832   Panamax   T/C Index linked   Nov-16   Nov-16
Ecola   2001   73,931   Panamax   Spot   N/A   N/A
Sonoma (1)   2001   74,786   Panamax   Laid up   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   Laid up   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   T/C   Dec.-16   Dec.-20
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
                         
(1)   Sold, expect to be delivered to new owners November 2016.
 
 
Drybulk Carrier Segment Summary Operating Data(unaudited)
(Dollars in thousands, except average daily results)
             
Drybulk   Three Months Ended September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2015     2016     2015     2016  
Average number of vessels(1)     38.8       19.7       38.9       20.9  
Total voyage days for vessels(2)     3,357       1,353       10,221       5,183  
Total calendar days for vessels(3)     3,567       1,809       10,626       5,722  
Fleet utilization(4)     94.1 %     74.8 %     96.2 %     90.6 %
Time charter equivalent(5)   $ 8,938     $ 3,442     $ 10,104     $ 3,238  
Vessel operating expenses (daily)(6)   $ 7,368     $ 4,926     $ 6,758     $ 4,839  
                                 
(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 September 30,     Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2015     2016     2015     2016  
Voyage revenues(7)   $ 35,329     $ 6,809     $ 123,168     $ 22,032  
Voyage expenses     (5,323 )     (2,152 )     (19,890 )     (5,251 )
Time charter equivalent revenues   $ 30,006     $ 4,657     $ 103,278     $ 16,781  
Total voyage days for fleet     3,357       1,353       10,221       5,183  
Time charter equivalent TCE   $ 8,938     $ 3,442     $ 10,104     $ 3,238  
                                 
                                 
   
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 September 30,
    Nine Months Ended September 30,  
    2015     2016     2015     2016  
                                 
REVENUES:                                
Voyage revenues   $ 50,766     $ 12,086     $ 220,254     $ 42,284  
Revenues from drilling contracts     -       -       725,805       -  
      50,766       12,086       946,059       42,284  
                                 
EXPENSES:                                
Voyage expenses     12,296       2,366       60,901       6,364  
Vessel operating expenses     33,430       9,041       91,180       36,554  
Drilling units operating expenses     -       -       259,623       -  
Depreciation and amortization     17,444       872       226,980       2,595  
Vessels impairment, (gain)/loss on sales and other     797,494       (4,109 )     966,303       41,836  
General and administrative expenses     15,291       7,352       90,098       25,375  
Other, net     -       279       (2,803 )     (482 )
                                 
Operating loss     (825,189 )     (3,715 )     (746,223 )     (69,958 )
                                 
OTHER INCOME / (EXPENSES):                                
Interest and finance costs, net of interest income     (22,237 )     (1,705 )     (168,585 )     (7,051 )
(Gain)/loss on interest rate swaps     (871 )     1,112       (12,319 )     403  
Other, net     (223 )     (937 )     (6,658 )     (3,089 )
Income taxes     -       (2 )     (36,931 )     (21 )
Total other expenses, net     (23,331 )     (1,532 )     (224,493 )     (9,758 )
                                 
Net loss     (848,520 )     (5,247 )     (970,716 )     (79,716 )
                                 
Loss due to deconsolidation of Ocean Rig     -       -       (1,347,106 )     -  
Equity in earnings/(losses) of Ocean Rig     28,558       -       37,409       (41,454 )
Net income attributable to Non controlling interests     -       -       (39,029 )     -  
                                 
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc.   $ (819,962 )   $ (5,247 )   $ (2,319,442 )   $ (121,170 )
                                 
Net loss attributable to DryShips Inc. common stockholders     (820,266 )     (5,795 )     (2,320,012 )     (121,774 )
Loss per common share, basic and diluted (1)(2)(3)   $ (1,850.27 )   $ (7.70 )   $ (5,234.03 )   $ (221.89 )
Weighted average number of shares, basic and diluted (1)(2)(3)     443,322       752,226       443,255       548,807  
                                 
(1)   Shares and per share data for Q3 2015 give effect to the 1-for-25 reverse stock split, approved on February 19, 2016.
     
(2)   Shares and per share data for Q3 2015 give effect to the 1-for-4 reverse stock split, approved on July 29, 2016.
     
(3)   Shares and per share data give effect to the 1-for -15 reverse stock split, approved on October 26, 2016, which became effective on November 1, 2016.
 
 
 
DryShips Inc.
 
Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets
 
(Expressed in Thousands of U.S. Dollars)   December 31, 2015   September 30, 2016
             
ASSETS            
             
  Cash, cash equivalents, including restricted cash (current and non-current)   $ 15,026   $ 5,614
  Assets held for sale     216,026     93,743
  Other current assets     38,015     27,180
  Vessels, net     96,428     93,833
  Investment in affiliate     91,410     -
  Other non-current assets     19,147     9,357
  Total assets     476,052     229,727
             
             
LIABILITIES AND STOCKHOLDERS' EQUITY            
             
  Total debt     236,942     210,610
  Liabilities held for sale     104,366     -
  Total other liabilities     13,332     6,109
  Total stockholders' equity     121,412     13,008
  Total liabilities and stockholders' equity   $ 476,052   $ 229,727
             
 

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 September 30, 2015     Three Months Ended September 30, 2016     Nine Months Ended September 30, 2015     Nine Months Ended September 30, 2016  
                                 
Net loss attributable to Dryships Inc   $ (819,962 )   $ (5,247 )   $ (2,319,442 )   $ (121,170 )
                                 
Add: Net interest expense     22,237       1,705       168,585       7,051  
Add: Depreciation and amortization     17,444       872       226,980       2,595  
Add: Dry-dockings and class survey costs     12,044       14       20,293       181  
Add: Impairments losses on sales and other     797,494       (4,109 )     989,533       41,836  
Add: Loss due to deconsolidation of Ocean Rig     -       -       1,347,106       -  
Add: Income taxes     -       2       36,931       21  
Add: (Gain)/Loss on interest rate swaps     871       (1,112 )     12,319       (403 )
Add: Equity in (earnings)/losses of affiliate     (28,558 )     -       (37,409 )     41,454  
Add: Net income attributable to Non controlling interests     -       -       39,029       -  
Adjusted EBITDA   $ 1,570     $ (7,875 )   $ 483,925     $ (28,435 )
                                 

About DryShips Inc.

DryShips Inc. is an owner of drybulk carriers and offshore support vessels that operate worldwide. DryShips owns a fleet of 15 Panamax drybulk carriers with a combined deadweight tonnage of approximately 1.1 million tons, 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 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 the Company's current views with respect to future events and financial performance and may include statements concerning plans, objectives, goals, strategies and other statements.

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 the Company's 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 vessel values, failure of a seller to deliver one or more vessels, failure of a buyer to accept delivery of a vessel, inability to procure acquisition financing, default by one or more charterers of our ships, changes in demand for drybulk 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 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